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THE WAYNESVUJLE MOUNTAINEER
by MAY CHRISTIE
Even Baby Has Thumbs Up
I .jnitv Hen-
f'rT. ni.rht. tlioroug"
! -?. in the
to tbem .
it tear yota T J
A -Let's get out of town
feide. old chap. I'm
f"1& "d this B
fyffiuke to get away
V eood digestion
j T o, hesitated. vvnB'
4 , m do my stock
fJiS' His eyes brlg
L Tell take in the Ken
Ay too. That's a great
L eouple of hours they
I. a. train and speeding
Q without waiting to no
Lj their friends.
V.ipintiroseas New York
Sand further behind
T No, he didn't want
:1emooB". . . for Julia un
, to herself, had disillu
f Tree Farm station,
U jeoeral manager a big
F . j t.pftv" Glvn met
fith him were a couple of
a to handle the baggage.
jit introduced George to
, rtb laconic: "Say, thi3
more about horses than
ar first visit in these parts,
aii Lefty, grinning from car
"fell, you've come at the
W-the Spring sure is
j-r . .;
a their first meal in Cedar
Firm was over and the tw
i ihting on the veranda en
(i moke, Lefty appeared for
ritith "the boss." Among
! Kirhy mountaineers there
mile, it seemed. Diseased
Ubeen found on a neigh
?(nm. The deputy inspector
ihiiwaydown. The owner's
ie Animal Husbandry Organ
t nighty strict in these
' licked Henry's manager,
fiehad to kill a great deal of
ialy." . ..y,.;,.
ft'd better go over and see
nondo" suggested Henry,
ektrigued by this affair. "I
rry for the poor devils."
two men, driven by Lefty in
.....' v 1
'orgot to straight-'
me new house.
M a minute, I'll
lnght back. Far
:'ed, maybe, but
fise step at that.
AVIS & CO.
Rentals . Insurance
fotio With Safety"
his car, shortly drew near the
homestead of the mountaineer in
question what was proving himself
very belligerent. The deputy-inspector
had arrived and was check
ing up on the cattle.
"You get out of here! I say, you
git out, or there'll be trouble!" The
farmer and his family were gath
mrcA tnerether outside the house, the
former in a freniy of rage agatnst
"Can't we do anything?" Henry
"NbDe. Except to convince those
poor creatures that the law must
take it course."
At this moment, as they dis
mounted from the car, the moun
taineer vanished into his house and
reappeared with a formidable-look
"Looks uely. We'd better keep
out of this," muttered George.
"Now you git oat or I'll shoot
ye," shouted the mountaineer,
pointing his rifle at the unfortun
Suddenly there was a clatter of
linofs. and rieht into the middle of
the affray rode a slender, breeched
and booted figure who quickly sua
fm her horse, flunsr the reins
round the too of the fence, and with
rapid steps walked directly towards
t.hn enraeed nronrietor, in direct
line of his rifle!
"For heaven's sake, Martin, are
vnn insane? Put down that gun at
once," cried the girl. "Now tell
mo tVio trouble!1' Her voice, on an
imperious note, was beautifully
modulated. With a hand on the
mountaineer's arm, forcing his gun
down, she urneri and faced the
Honrv eausrht his breath. The
bravery of the child! Indeed she
looked little more! And she was
beautiful to look at!"
"He's Come to kill my cattle, Miss
Virginia" quavered the farmer. "He
Wants to ruin us. It's a plot agin
us. I'm tellin' ye! I'll be bound
he never sets foot near the rich
"Nonesense. Martin. Now let him
talk. Let's settle this matter sen
How pool she was how Utterly
natural and lovely-there with the
Biinlio-ht filicreeinsr tnrouen. me
trees in dancing patterns on her
clear-skinned, upturned face, with
her eyes like pools oi Kinancsa.
Tf ontnrkv heautv to the rescue!
mnrmiirpH fjporce. not slow to no
tice Henry's look. "Uad! tne gins
Mn vnn'vA trot, to listen lO ieH'
on HTui-tin This man isn t at lauit.
Ua'a nnlv nhpvinB. orders. US Hll
for thfl fi-ooH of the community
We'll think out a plan for you,, so
trnii pan r-R tock" her white brow
knitted in an adorable little pucker
"let me see maybe we can spare
t'ii toil, tn nH "
Hypnotized by her charm and
intrnHiired them. In a few words
oka ovnioinoH to him the mountain
tronVilp He had but few rattle
and now well, it was pretty
ui cauj-ui -. - -
Carried away by an emotion that
not nnAlvze. Henry to his
own amazement and certainly tnat
t.; frionHa hoarH himself offer
ing to re-stock the mountaineer s
"Is he dumb crazy?" Lefty mur
tvtiii-Ari hia mAiit.1i ffabimr.
"He's fallen for her, nook, im
.r. oinVuri" flporire eroaned. He
nr.i, onntViPr loot at the girl. She
looked like a young Joan oi Arc
Vac. dVlA WaS Trptt.V .
A CO, O. " " f
The matter finally settled, Henry
walked slowly by the side of Vir
ginia to her horse. .
MoiiioWaii t cpp vou aeain
was wondering we just arrived at
,io.p mt t scarcely ever
v,Ba narts T was wonder
I.UIUC iV ."vov " -
: ,!, nnll ori VOU? He
"'61 '6"' " ,
wa stammering like a schoomoy
before this little country girl he,
the sought-after sophisticated man
i what on earth had
&irriT.ia Wandoloh thought: He s
i...j..m.If man I've ever
seen!" As she looked up at him, her
heart beat a quick tattoo, anu
ti v, hpen Derfectly cool
in facing the infuriated mountain
eer with his loaded rifle, her breath
caught in a little gasp now as sne
"I've been away at school for the
past four years, but I did meet you
with my father when I was a skin
ny little girl of fourteen or so
now I do remember"
"Then you'll let me renew an old
acquaintance, won't you?"
She smiled. She had even white
teeth. Her cheeks were like a peach
blossom under his look. Her face
was a perfect oval. It was framed
in soft masses of curley brown hair,
caueht at the nane in curia. Hpr
tailored shirt of white silk wa nmn
at tne tnroat, displaying a slender
neck tanned bv the Run. Ahova m.
dium height, her Blenderness gave
her a ooyish look, biie carried her
"My father will be pleased, I'm
sure if you and your friend care to
drop in tonight after dinner."
Before Henry could help her, Vir
ginia was on her horse, wheeled
around, and away.
The young man stood there as
though in a dream gazing after her.
Virginia arrived at the big, old
shabby house that was her home.
1 -V .
Rev. Gay Chambers
Of Regional BTU
Rev. Guv Chambers, of Canton.
was elected director of the Baptist
Training Union of Buncombe, Car
olina, French Broad, Mitchell,
Transylvania, Yancey, Haywood,
and Newfound associations in Wes-
Mrs. Winston Churchffl (right), wife of ths British prima minister, is
amused at the now-familiar thumbs-up gesture accidentally mad by
this tot at the opening of a new hotel in London. The shelter is for
lonely husbands whose wives have been evacuated from dancer sonea.
The only daughter of a well-established
family, like so many South
erners, her people had been impov
erished since the Civil War. Her
father's sister, a devoted old maid,
completed the household.
Giving her horse to a darky, the
girl a serious expression on her
lovely face entered the house
through the kitchen. Without her
usual cheerv greeting to the old
mammy, she walked past her and
out to the porch.
Through the doorway, the ne
gress saw Virginia coming to a
halt in front of a swinging bird
cage, staring up at it. Lost in
her dreams, Virginia saw two birds
on the perch instead of one. A
smile crept over her features. Was
Joseph Alvan Webster, of Joilet,
111., to Harriet Boyd, of Waynea-ille.
this a haDDV omen . . .?
Then she snapped into activity.
She telephone her best friend,
Charlotte Wilbertree otherwise
"Chotty." "Come on over this eve
ning. I've something" to tell you.
There may be company!"
"Say, who're the boy-friends?"
loudly inquired Chotty.
"What difference does it make?
Come on right over!"
Virginia went out into the gar
den with a basket and a large pair
of riRors. She snioDpd off the
long-stemmed roses that were the
Pride and iov of Aunt Lulus's eyes.
Everything must look as lovely as
"What's all the excitement about,
The girl flushed. "We're having
company tonight the gentleman
who owns" Cedar Tree Farm his
friend too important people from
(To be Continued)
tern North Carolina at a two-day
meeting which was held in Canton
on Friday and Saturday.
Others elected to serve with th
Rev. Mr. Chambers include: vies
HireMnr Mis Nancv Barton, of
Hendersonville, secretary, Miss
Mae Holtzclaw, of Canton, and pastor-advisor,
the Rev. William
Lynch, of Mars Hill.
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dared glue is enough for a medium
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