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THE WAYNESVTLLE MOUNTAINEER
by MAY CHRISTIE
i .f o rame trip-
r.JsJttaB. enj0ying a
fa.ter'" (This was
r eanf asked
1 chotty g'BS"---.
1B0W1' Ail Virginia
WTZ "news that
teB Dew -v; y nn her
rforning for Chi-
'TTa "mteht as esily
" we missed
k vesterday, but
fEto being with you
. .. r tomorrow
1 K L. w heen deliber-
r to makeVir-
U up their marriage i
LAiMnhle ocean resort,
L Club, was about to stage
K.u. Julie naa ar-
that Virginia and Chotty,
f men would go down
1 ..j moiii on evening of it,
Ure girls were all excel
Unersand divers, and in
ij open-air swimming-pool
Jim to be aquatic sports. j
I there were rounds
Lik needless to say. Din
tlijtables in the open air
(the circular dance-platform
. j nf the sea. On the
CiuV Hiawaiian huts with
m lingers twanging their
Uitira had been erected.
k i charming, romantic set-
But Virginia was deeper-
iikppy, her mind on ab-
L ile telegram ! She hadn't
trl Henry's letter from Chi-
md had been "out" to his
Ic&Hs. Let complete silence be
her comment. ,
The stars were shining and the
nool was brightly illuminated by ar-
Uncial llgni wnen me nign-amng
competition commenced. Virginia
recklessly participatea in it. Any
thing to forget
The following night, the post
poned house warming was to be
held in the new penthouse, and
Henry promised to return in time
for it. Great was her chargrin
nivi afternoon when a telephone
call from him informed her that
business again delayed him. . .
There would be whispering
among the guests that night, Bhe
knew. The gang lovea to seize on
onvthinir like that and treat it as
a grand joke to hint at martial
The house-warming went with
a whiz-bang, none the less. The
crowd turned out in force. June
took command. One or two people
nncnlv nrhisnered that Julie was de
termined to reign as mistress
here and probably woum get ner
nnm wav in the end. . . .1
Champagne flowed like water.
Julie's champagne and sidecars and
mrHift were extremely potent.
Dario was there. Ol all the
crowd, perhaps he and Virginia
the onlv two who remained
practically sober throughout the
evening tneir reasons vasuy uu-
The' girls all wore their jewels,
but before the evening ended,' in
the -ea Rma.ll hours of th morning,
their beautiful gowns were sadly
An unusual and exciting incident
occurred with the belated arrival
of Lefty Glyn, just as Chotty was
having one 'grand flirtation with
Lefty had strode into the party,
while Chotty was out on the terrace
! ik. mnnniio-ht.. He had been cor-
I All Lire iwvhb"" "
I railed by Daffodil, who to his own
great pride was wearing an in
novation in a red evening vest,
specially made by his tailor for him.
"What do you tnmK oi h i
ruped Daffodil, offering a
the latter accepted.
Before he could reply, Daffodil went
on: "I always think it's so silly for
.Vi on mit on Darties dressed
like a funeral in black clothes!
All the male creatures in the an
i,tni,rii.m wear crav dress. The
old kings and noblemen always
Honoring Mr. Baseball
One key to
foil may be going
won trips this sum-
s and meeting new
iple. The sure way to
A a good impression
to wok your best. Send
n clothes to us and be
a of looking your neat
st and best.
. Main Street
1940 Town Taxes
itra Penalties and possible
Levy or Advertising Ex
Nat Month a Penalty of . .
ILL BE IN EFFECT. PAY NOW I
Tax Collector, Town of Waynesville
wore gay colors, too. Now we're
airaid to. But I'm going to be
the one to revive it! Whv shouldn't
men go around with jewels and
sapphaires if they want to? Why
shouldn't" but Lefty, sickened
bv thin h&A move! swav
Dario came in from the terrace
of the Van Tyles' penthouse and
started dancinir the Rnnihn with
Chotty to the music of a small or
chestra in the next room. The
party was very gay. Dario held
.Chotty very tight cheek to cheek
in this intoxicating rhythm, Lefty
watched them at some distance
from the open doorway, his look
Finally he could stand it no
longer. He went straight up to
them, stopping them.
Chotty flared up: "Mind your
own business. Leftv! You're not
'driving colts here!" :
"Let go of her," breathed Lefty,
c-ivinc Dario a mitrhtv DUsh with
the fiat of his hand which sent him
spinning backward. Chotty, you
ime with me!"
Dario leaped forward like a steel
spring, his eyes dangerous. His
rieht hand made a curious move
ment to his trouser pocket. "You
!" he shouted.
Lefty hit out at him, but he was
agile as a cat, he sprang aside. Sud
denly a mask seemed to drop over
his blazing features. With a low
ironic bow to Chotty and Lefty, he
address the latter: "Very well, if
you wish it. I will leave the lady to
Tmmediatelv thereafter, taking a
polite farewell of his hostess but
letting her know at the same time
that he had been insulted by a
roughneck, Dario departed.
"Now vou leave rieht awav with
me, Chotty! Don't you argue! I've
stood this long enougn, vveu s,ei
out of this and settle things
straight and square tonight, be
tween us," Lefty told her rougniy.
Lefty had his car below. Thrilled
at his he-man action, his posses
siveness, Chotty. though pretending
extreme reluctance, suffered ner
self to leave, with Lefty. The night
air felt cool and clean. After all,
fun or no fun, it had been rather a
Bacchanalian scene from which
they had just departed. . , .
"dnnA henvens! Mv emerald pin!
they've gone!" suddenly shouted
Julie Trevor at the top oi ner voice.
Immediately there was an uproar at
the party. The music ceaseo.
" Jumping Jehosapnati i ve iosi
my platinum and sapphire pen
dant!" screamed Precious, feeling
at her throat and bosom, her child
ish face aghast.
"My watch and chain!" screeched
DaflFodill. He felt his left wrist.
"Oh, and that dee-vine mdentinca
tion bracelet Prince Pitoffsky gave
me it's been stolen!"
Virginia was shocked to tne core
at this happening. "Where do you
keep your money ?" someone asked
her "Better go ana see u u a owu.
With faltering steps lor sne xen
very far from well she went to a
small locked drawer in her bureau
and found it open! One hundred
and eighty dollars had disappeared
and some antique jewelery she
lj :u:to from her mother! :
IlttU llJll ' ... ,
"Virginia! Your beautnui peari
necklace! Where has it gone?"
White as sheet, she felt her
throat. The string had vanished!
Julie was the first person at the
phone to summon the police. "And
no one leaves till they arrive," she
snapped. She wasn't going to be a
loser! , ,
It was almost dawn before the
final guests departed. The police
had gone away, after making co
pious notes. They naa queauu..
Virginia closely about Dario. She
had had to comess wai
f the man that he was a
friend of a friend of hers, Char
lotte Wilbertree, who naa iw w
ohnnt the same time as Dario
had, accompanied by Lefty Glyn.
The innuendoes ana wi"f"
the subject of
OX lit: i - ,
Henry's absence had spoiled the
evening for her. Now this scandal
-these losses! As the door closed
on the last of her guests, she walk
ed through the disheveled drawing
room and norary, ni..-
, the tubs of ciearettes
from the delicately lacquered furn-
Connie Mack (left), 78-year-old leader of the Philadelphia Athletics,
receives a plaque for his "inestimable service to baseball and good
sportsmanship" as Philadelphia's Shibe Park is renamed Connie Mack
Stadium. Judge Harry McDevitt (right), chairman of a citisens com
mittee, makes the presentation while Gerald Nugent, president of the
Phillies ball team, looks on. ,
iture, where they had burned holes.
An overturned glass had made a
wretched stain right in the middle
of an expensive Chinese rug, and
cocktails had been spilled on deli
cate sofa cushions and chair cover
Down the front of Virginia's chif
fon gown, some reveler had ac
cidentally jerked a glass of bacardi.
Indeed, the anartment was in an
awful mess those rows of empty
bottles-those reeking glasses
the stubs of cigars and cigarettes
and ashes everywhere. . . .
In a futile way she tried to
straighten things, .But the stifling
atmosiihere overcame her. She
flung a window open and stood
there, drawing deep breaths of the
early morning air. A Church clock
phimed the hour OI lour.
Virginia felt ill. She crossed the
floor to a larsre Venetian mirror and
stared at herself. Her reflection
looked like that of a stranger!
What would hanpen to her?
Would she have her baby? Was it
true the creed of these Park Ave
nno women of maintaining their
beauty at all costs of pleasure
first and last?
a nremonition of illness come to
her, for she felt desperately faint
and diwy. That high-dive at the
Beach Club! Had she been Insane
to do it? On a table nearby, among
the debris was a half -full bottle of
(At Recorded to Monday Noon
Ai W.1 TT7 f.l '
C. C Saunders, et ux, to Lowell
Gussie Reynolds, et al, to roan
Swaflford, et ux.
W. Dewey Gillespie, et ux, to M.
D. Inman, et ux.
J. T. Rhodarmer, et ux, to MUiara
Coward, et ux. .
Haynes Inman, et ux, to u. n.
Wade M. Enloe to Hugh Terrell.
J M. Curtis, et ux, to R. L.
Ralph Nichols, et ux, to Don M.
D. S. Green, et ux, to B. M. Le.
Ravmond W. Miller, et ux, to A.
Wade Thomsson, et ux.
C P. Clarke to W. A. Gaddis.
Harrv D. Blomberg, et ux, to
George R. Hanger, et ux. '
Hugh K, Terrell, et ux, to;
M. Enloe .
Iron Duff .Township
Dill Davis to Marvin Champion.
T.oKeiie n. Smith to R. H.
W. L. Pharr, et ux, to HUgn
Home Owners Loan Corpration
Wallace Arlington to Hilda
Norris, both of Canton.
William M. Jones, of Lake City,
Florida, to Medeline LeFois, of
Theodore Grant, of Waynesville,
route 1, to Agnes Kirkpatrick, of
to Jennie Chapman.
Bemis Hardwood Lumber uo., 10
Mable F. Matney. .
Delmos Caldwell, et ux, to Vin
son Pruitt, et ux.
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been licensed to operate cars i
the United States, records indicate.
brandy. She poured herself some
and drank it
- Ah! that was a little easier! She
poured herself more of the fiery
liquid. A reassuring wramth stole
through her veins. Suddenly she
was overwhelmingly sleepy. Shea
lie down on the sofa just a mo
ment. .. .
(To he Continued)
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