Mt. Pleasant Daily Times (Mount Pleasant, Tex.), Vol. 13, No. 194, Ed. 1 Monday, November 14, 1932 Page: 3 of 4
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MT. PLEASANT DAILY TIMES MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1932.
Novelizatlon by arranqement with
Captain John Steele, olflcer. arnl
what is more important, polo player
extraordinary, in the U S Army,
4| sai before his open fireplace com-
fortably enjoying a pipe A polo
magazine lay open on his knees,
i,pen to a half-page picture of a
handsome stallion The illustration
bore the caption GRAY GHOST.
Steele sighed wistfully
"You’ll wear that picture out,
Steele started guiltily and turned
is head His daughter. Mickey,
* standing back of his chair,
iking at him with playful reproof,
mi , 1 never saw anyone so goofy
«bout a pony!" said Mickey ban-
"You never saw a pony like ‘Gray
Ghost either "He's a whirlwind!"
Steeie frowned Gui of the game
for good. Johnny Raeburn pays
twenty thousand dollars for the
best pony alive, and then, after six
months, sells him for chicken-feed.
Mickey sat down on the arm of
his chair and rested her arm on her
father’s shoulder, studying the
"Nobody could handle him. He
nearly killed two men-”
“Greenhorns! They all recov-
"And." Mickey went on. "just
about kicked his groom to death.”
John Steele pushed his pipe in his
, mouth disgustedly "Never saw a
groom yet that wasn't better for a
"Skipper,” said Mickey thought-
fully. “Gray Ghost's ow Jordan’s
, breeding ranch. Why don t you go
| take a look7”
i Steele stared at her.
I “Why don’t you buy a real pony?”
Mickey stuck her head in the air.
“Fine secretary of the treasury
you are'” exclaimed Steele, "Want-
ing to bust uii one moment to buy
a horse—and then holding out on
the head of the family for a measly
“Promise me you’ll take a look a!
“Will you shut up” Who’s bosu
”1 am,” she answered demurely.
"Come on,” said her father. sffiK-
ing out his palm, "shell out ’’
Mickey stood at the door, looting
out into the dark military street un-
til long after he had left, thinking.
Soon a song, discordant in sound,
but. surely, happy in soul, carne to
her ears. Mickey compressed her
linst In determination as she ran
down off the porch.
"Jerry'” she called.
The none broke off abruptly as
a figure hurried out of the shadows
toward her The strictly Irish face
of Jerry O'Day, her father’s groom,
peered at her He was the picture
of good-humor, was Sergeant O’Day.
with his rosy cheeks and eyes
which bespoke his soulful gen-
He was a little drunk. Not too
drunk, however, to be able to
sense the mystery in Mickey's man-
ner as she approached him. He
looked at her wonderingly
“When will you have forty-eight
hour leave?” Mickey asked him
“Maybe, if you put in a good word
with the Captain—’
“O. that would spoil it!” cried
Jerry shook his head sadly.
“You're after forgettin' me leavd'
has all been cancelled on account of
the time I mistook the Colonel for
u. “Skipper," said Mickey thoughtfully, “Gray Ghost’s on Jordan's breeding
ranch. Why don’t, you go take a look?’’
(Posed by Jack Holt and Evalyn Knapp)
urged his daughter. “Raeburn only
got twelve hundred dollars from
Jordan. Raise that five hundred
ana Jordan would jump at It. You
«san get him for a song!"
"Call that a song?" asked Steele
weakiy "For us. it's a whole sym-
phony in red ink.”
‘‘I've got the money ”
"Mickey!” exclaimed her father,
rising indignantly. "You think I'd
throw away all the dough we’ve
saved for you?"
"1 don’t want to go to a finishing
school," maintained Mickey stoutly.
"Honest, 1 don't.”
"You're going East,” answered
Steele vehemently, "if I have to send
you on a halter You don’t know
anything but tom-boy tricks, and
never will know anything sticking
around Army posts."
“My. what a speech’ You haven’t
any manners, or you wouldn’t in-
sult a lady ’’
"l ought to spank you and send
pfbu East tommorow,” said Steele
.browing up his hands, helplessly.
"Woof! Woof'" mocked Mickey,
wrinkling her nose. "Y’ou're in an
awful rush tc> get me out of the
way Want to make room for the
dashing widow?" Steele shook her,
half-angrily "Listen, brat! Maybe
1 am a total loss as a father " He
paused, then went on more tenderly
"I've had one wife—and you, one
mother—and we’ve both still got her,
in a way. as long as we stick to-
“You’re a swell guy. Skipper,"
said Mickey awkwardly
There was a solemn silence in
Mickey tried to covet the awk-
wardness of the moment "1 almost
like you." she said lightly
' I've been waiting for that,” said
Steele whimsically "1 want to put
the bee on you for fifty bucks "
"Ummm." she murmured with
mock severity, "what for7"
"VVliy—-why. iiitucs <x-bil-
liard game on tonight "
"Fifty bucks worth? There can't
be that much billiards in the world "
"Anyway," he grinned, "there'll lie
'Ivories tn It "
Private Dolan. Dark, it was—ai'<l;
how could I know there watr*.x.tv in-
spection goin' on ia the bar racial f
And when I seen him stoopin’ '.town
over Dolan's bunk the Divil go’, into
me boot and I let him have it—”
"Yes, yes, 1 know." she cut in ivn-,
“And then," went on O’Day in-
dignantly, "to think of the ignominy
of being called drunk—and I’d only
a drop taken."
'Tve'got to find someone who’ll
go to Jordan’s ranch. Right away.
I was depending on you!”
O'Day immediately brightened.
"You know, it's a mysterical thing.
Miss Mickey, but now that you re-
fresh me memory I fail to remem-
ber whether me next leave begins
liglil away—or tomorrow—oi the
day after that. Ah. it’s a great balm
to the conscience when you've no
recollection, whatever ’’
John Steele and his daughter
walked toward the stables.
"I'd like to know where that mick
is." growled Steel. "Four Uavs
"Jt.rry O'Day?" she asked casu-
ally ” I heard him say something
about a week in a monastery for
the good of his soul 1 wouldn’t
"A year wouldn’t help his soul!
I’ll get into trouble, myself if I don’t
report him to the Colonel."
As they neared the stable they
heard a familar voice.
"Ye son of Satan! Ye’ve got a
worse temper than me second wife.
Maggie’ Ye both drive a good mar.
to drink " There wus a pause. "Oho!
A nip for you and a nip for me.
ye handsome devil.”
Steele was looking at Mickey won-
deringly Suddenly, as they wire
only a few feet from the stables,
there was the sound of a horse
neighing, some staccato kicks, and
Jerry O’Day bounced out of the
stable, i .filing ova and ovir u;i tie
ground He spied Steele and picked
himself up, moaning.
"Sergeant O’Day reporting ca.fi:
from leave, sor," he saluted-.
(TO EE CONTINUED)
Purged of Surplus
? aad liift %£&h*X&
Moscow, Nov. 13.—Soviet Russia
began a campaign to purge the Gov-
ernment of excessive employes Sat-
urday with orders to discharge be-
tween 25,000 and 30,000 white collar
workers in Government departmen*
The order was issued by the Mos-
cow Labor Department for the pur-
pose of eliminating the great clutter
of minor employes in virtually every
Government bureau, which has been
held chiefly responsible for enormous ,
inefficiency and bureaucracy in most
of the central Government and eco-
The discharged workers will be giv-
en twelve days’ notice, after whicn
they will registered by the Lubur
Bureau for new jobs. It is expected
they will be assigned to farms and
factories needing workers.
The action is not only expected to
increase the efficiency of govern-
ment, but to lower the administrative
costs, at the same time inaugurating a
process of selection by which only
those well qualified for Government
and economic service will be given
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COLLECTS SNAKES 40
YEARS, HAS FIRST BITE
Plymouth, Mass., Nov. 13.—William
Clapp collected snakes and reptiles
for Harvard University zoology de-
partment for 40 years and never suf-
fered a snake bite.
But while displaying to a group of!was bitten in the arm and for a time
friends on board his, schooner a small it was feared his arm would have t«-
cotton-moiPhed moccasin snake, he be amputated.
BABY SENATOR HONOR
.years old and when he was inducted
GOES TO GAINESVILLE MAN j Saturday he became the baby Senator,
(displacing *W. R. Poage of Waco, whe
Austin, Texas, Nov. 12.—Cecil Mur
phy of Gainesville was sworn in as a
member of the Senate Saturday to
succeed J. J. Loy of Sherman, who
resigned when he won the nomination
for County Judge.
On March 15, Murphy will he 33
. I will
he 33 Dee. 28. Poage delivered j
’an address presented a package to I
Murphy. When Ihe wrapper was re-
moved it proved to he a bottle of milk
with a nipple in place. j
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Cross, G. W. Mt. Pleasant Daily Times (Mount Pleasant, Tex.), Vol. 13, No. 194, Ed. 1 Monday, November 14, 1932, newspaper, November 14, 1932; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth784822/m1/3/: accessed September 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Mount Pleasant Public Library.