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Ttt CnrdON STATESI1AIT.' Salm Oregon, Thursday Morniag. FehnarT 27. 1951
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0 BY WINIFRED VAN DUZER
"Good Lof d. youngster, what
do I car about roar fsmJlrr Bat
When he saw the wu hurt ha has
tened to assure her that everything-
was all right and that hia
dearest wiah, next to maklos her
Mrs. Kenneth Wllmer. was to be
come acanainted with the ancles
If athew, Mark, Luke and John.
He went to make himself pre
sentable then and Ere took him
home ta tell Mary the news. And
Mary kissed them both and be ran
to bustlo about preparing what
aha called an engagement dinner.
They tried to help at tirst, but
they would forget what they were
doing to look at each other, or
perhaps 1b reaching across the
table to touch each other's hands
a dish would be npset. And fin
ally Mary, red and laughing, de
clared that folka in lore were no
earthly good in a kitchen and
sent them oat under the trees,
where they wandered in a lumin
ous fog till Jimmy came home and
pretended to be Immensely sur
prised at what they had to telL
Ken an Kre planned to leave
for Lakeview on Wednesday af
ternoon, this being Monday, and
to stay the remainder of the week
and this- forestalled the parties
Elma and Jan and even Ivy wish
ed to give la honor of the en
gagement. By the time they re
turned something else would be
newer and more exciting to them
and Ere was glad of this. She
wished somehow that she needn't
sort of chare her engagement
quite so much with the tribe.
Only one did she not hear from
. only Nory kept silence. And
TVedpegday morning she put . on
hr green dress . and . , wanjdered
across the fields to his cottage.
But the cottage was shut up
and a note on the door said Nory
bad gone to New York. Ere stood
there reading the .note, feeling
disappointed, strangely, depressed.
Nory had gone away just when
the whole colony was buzzing ov
er Ken's engagement and Ere was
puzsled. Of coarse everything was
.very casual in Te Lane; any one
of the tribe might step out some
day on a trip around the world
without a word to anybody. Still
this did not seem quite like Nory,
the whimsical, friendly person
Eve regarded rather as a big bro
ther. He might have at least sent
her a wish for happiness.
She was hurt and a little bine
as she pressed through the ever-
Teens and through the hedge.
K i own bushy and matted now and
started back across the fields.
But life was so full of so many
things that no shadow could touch
It for long. Ken was waiting, pac
ing up and down like a caged Hon
with Mary half distracted trying
to calm him. He seized Ere as It
he bad been given up for lost,
demanded where she lad- been,
whom she had seen, why she was
way when he especially wanted
to see her.
And with the memory of what
happened when she told him of
Corys tea party sharply etched
on her mind, she smiled and. for
the first time la her life, delib
"I've not been anywhere, darl
ing .. . Just for a walk. And I'm
dying to know what yon wanted
to see me about so specially spe
cial." "I always wanted to see you.
And It's always special. Lordy,
Eva, aappoalng something aboald
happen to one of as? 80 the oth
er would bo left alone "
He wag twirling- Into emotion
al depths and, like a life saver.
Eve plunged after to pull - hint
back. "Nothing's going to hap
pen. Mister Fussy-fuss and you'd
better save yonr imagination for
your lovely pictures. And now
sweet Mary's got lunch all ready
and I'll bet yon haven't touched
a morsel - for hours and hours.
And I can see I'm going to be
the sort of wife who has to fol
low her male critter around with
a spoon and his rubbers."
"IX you dare!" But Ken was
pleased and flattered by the at
tention both girls gave him and
It was not altogether an easy
matter to get him started on the
long drive afterwards. Once they
were swinging out of The Lane,
however, and on to the smooth
State highway he made Ere tell
him all about Lakeview, the
sleepy little old-fashioned village
pot down in a stretch of country
which held sejen lakes and about
the old farm where she had lived
all her life.
80 while they skimmed along
Storm King road, dropping down
the hill for the ferry to Pough
keepsie and striking out eastward
from here for the Connecticut
line, she chattered .about her lit
tle girlhood, feeling that it must
seem uneventful and colorless to
Ken but knowing he loved the
story of it because he loved her.
in the "yard. You never see such
trees like those excepting in Con
necticut it seems to me. And it's
full of honest-to-goodness old
things for they belonged to my
grandma and great-grandma and
the grandma before her.
"But we're really cults poor.
Farms up that' way are not ter
ribly valuable and la grandpa's
time every cent was put Into the
land. That's why the uncles hare
gone away; they'd have sold out
long ago, only they want Uncle
Mat to hare the farm as as long
as he needs it" Her voice caught
and her eyes brimmed and so Ken
must stop the car, kiss her gent
ly, beg her not to cry.
"He'll love you. Ken." She
smiled through tears, urged him
to go on. "And that's all of my
story. Excepting that Mary and I
went to school over near Stam
ford after we finished High and
I saw your pictures when all the
girls started to rave about them.
And now I've met you!"
!V That called for another stop, a
longer one this time. And be
cause there were many snch stone
it was nearly evening when final
ly they: rolled np a ateep bill and
went crackling along a gravel
drire to the fr.rmhouse which
looked like the very spirit of New
England put Into wood and stone.
Ere raced acroes the lawn and
flung herself Into the arms of a
man who was coming to meet
them; Ken, following more slow
ly, met the keen appraising gaze
of bine eyes over the girl's bright
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head and flushed holty, though
ho held his own look level. This
high-bred, scholarly gentleman
with the young face and white
hair was Uncle Mat; Ken knew
it even before Eve Introduced
them joyously with an air et say
lag "Ton wonderful, wonderful
Uncle Mat had thin transpar
ent hands and there was a faint
ly bluish shadow about his lips;
he was courtly and , formal and
rather like a character out of
Dickens. But, watching anxiously
despite her proud happiness Eve
saw the blue eyse soften as they
rested on Ken, so gallant and win
some and a little humble with his
head bared, his look always turn
ing to her.
"You like hfm. Uncle Mat! Oh,
I knew you would! You'll be
friends now . show Ken your
' The white head bowed as. Ken
tuned eagerly. "Et has told
about my first editions, 1 see. But
perhaps you're hot Interested?"
"I am indeed, sir. If yon
wouldn't mind my seeing themt.I
know how one feels they're soft
of sacred "
It was the beginning of an odd
friendship, this meeting between
the gentle, faded, elderly aristo
crat so near the end of life's jour
ney and the young fellow who
looked with hot Impatience upon
the long, long way ahead. In spite
of the difference In age. educa
tion, rearing and most other es
sential points, they soon round
that their tastes, opinions, likings
and aversions clicked and from
that time forward Eve complain
ed that she never so much as laid
eyes on Kenneth since he always
was stuck away in the library with
But Eve had matters of her own
to look after and did not mind
There vras the old cedar chest
to be dragged from the corner of
the attic where It had stood for
nearly a quarter of a century;
the rusty old lock to be pried op
en; dried and powdery lavender
leaves to be brushed away: a rare
length of rose-print to be brought
to light. Old Mrs. Wiggins, who
had kept house at the farm since
Ere could remember, helped to
spread the lace on a sheet in the
But only Eve's hands lifted
folds of ivory satin from the old
chest, laid an exquisite garment
reverently on the bed. Her moth
er's wedding gown . . .
She decided that she mast wear
this tor her own wedding. The
style was as good today as it had
been twenty years ago close cut
bodice with the skirt gathered
full, even rather bouffant and a
rounded train. And the dress
would tit; the little mother Eve
never bad kown had been just
her size at twenty, with her own
red hah and amber eyes.
She would, "Eve decided, wear
her mother's wedding dress and
the rose-point veil. And the and
Ken would return to Lakeview in
the Fall. ; She wished to be an
October bride, going to the white
church at the head of three
highways under the gold and
scarlet bronze of frost-touched
leaves . . .
Thus she planned with happi
ness like the echo of half solemn,
half exultant music sweeping the
depths of her heart.
But her plans came to nothing
in the end.
(To be continued)
FATAL II 0 Of I f 1 6 OF
ATALON. Santa Cataltna Isl
and, CaU Feb. IS. CAP) Depu
ty sheriffs, heavily armed, tonight
were availing the arrival of a
revenue cutter td embark for San
Nocolas Island. 40 miles west of
here, to Investigate the fatal
shooting of a fisherman and the
wounding of another there Sun
day. The officers will be accompan
ied by a contingent of Ventura
eounty officers and local police.
They believed the attack on the
36-foot power boat Taiyo, as she
lay in a cove on the island, was
made by rum runners or dope
smugglers who feared detection.
Captain Tom Lobospoff, com
mander of the fishing craft, re
vealed the shooting when he
brought the Taiyo into port here
last night. The craft bore the
body of Steve Semeranks. and
John Helse, wounded owner of
the boat, who now is in a critical
condition at a local hospital with
a bullet In his chest
Captain Lobospoff to detained
at the Araloa Jail pending the
outcome of the investigation.
Officers found a small rifle
aboard the Taiyo, but the Skipper
and Helse deny there was a quar
Race Rioters Are
. Given Stiff Jolts
SAUNAS. CaL. Feb. 21 (AP)
Eight Watsonvflle youths
charged with rioting Is connec
tion with racial disturbances be
tween whites and Filipinos sever
al weeks ago, were sentenced in
superior court here today to 6ervo
two years in San Quentin prison
and in addition four of them were
sentenced to SO days in the coun
ty jail. The penitentiary sentenc
es of all were then suspended.
The four receiving the county
jail sentences, Fred Majors, The
odore Spangler, Charles Morrison
and George Sias. are - more than
21 years old. The others, George
Barnes, Raymond Davis, Edward
Fry and Raymond Smith are un
CHICAGO, Feb. 16. (AP)
The municipal cash register had
sung the tune of almost $17,000.
000 tonight at the close of the
second day's sale of tax anticipa
tion warrants in a "save the city"
drive. Proceeds from , the sale
will be nsed to finance the gov
ernments ef the city until tax re
celptSr delayed by reassessment
proceedings, begin to come to
The 25 committees assigned to
Industrial groups into which the
city was divided have swung into
active work and the daily, sub
scriptions were expected to mount
considerably, beginning tomor
row, Phillip R. Clarke, banker
and campaign chairman said to
night. The civic quota of $74,000,000
needed to operate the municipal
and county governments until '
July, was apportioned among the
25 groups, chief of which was-the
bank group with $25,000,000 to
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