HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, MAY 9, 1929. PAGE THREE rnSff ktttvarnKta cr frank b.trvknj&J, A Fourth Installment WHAT HAPPENED SO FAB The Sheridan Dramatic Club, of which Tom Blbeck, the narrator, Maryella, the Klrl he cares for, and Jim Cooper, his rlvul, are members, are to give Pygma lion and Galatea at the Old Sodiers' Home. Mr. Hemmlngway, husband of one of the actresses, thinks BUbeck is in love with his wife. The escape of prisoners from the local penitentiary keeps Bilbeck busy at his newspaper work, so that he gets away from the dramatic frroun. But Mnrvoiin B,,m. mons him, and starts telling the story of "Dollyanna" who believes that every thing that happens turns out to be for me uesi. "She is a sweet child," I said ad mlringly. "But she doesn't die, so it Is all .uli ii . . iiriiu, juaryeua nastenea to reas sure me. "There Is a great lesson in the book though, and if every one would take it to heart this world would be a better place to live in. Don't you think so?" I looked at Maryella's eyes sharp ly. I never can tell from the rest of her face whether she is in earn, est or not She was perfectly ser ious. "Yes," I admitted cautiously. "All we can do," she went on, "Is to make a beginning; but maybe others when they see how beauti fully It works will follow our ex ample." "Us?" I questioned in alarm. "Whom do ou mean by 'us'?" "Why, the Sheridan Dramatic Club of course. All the members whom we have asked so far have agreed to do It Jim Cooper started it He Just finished reading the book to me last night I think It Is an adorable scheme and also very practical. I wanted you to be one of the first to come in. Mrs. Hem mlngway and Jim and I are the only ones so far, but if you'll try It we'll bring It up before the club and mayte change the name of the or ganization to the Optimists or some thing like that" "Ouch!" exclajmed Mrs. Hem mlngway, who had been sewing away Industriously while Maryella and I were talking. "What's the matter, dear?" Mary ella Inquired. "I just stuck the needle In my finger about an inch, darn it," mur mured Mrs. Hemmlngway feelingly. "You mustn't say 'darn It'," re proved Maryella. "The fact that you pricked yourself Is all for the best. You ought to be glad." "Why?" Mrs. Hemmlngway was a trifle petulant "Because" Maryella paused and thought a moment "because If the needle wasn't sharp enough to prick you, you couldn't sew with It So you see It Is all for, the best" She turned on me triumphantly. "You see how It works out, don't you, Tom? Isn't it lovely?" "It would be even a better ex ample If It had been your finger," Mrs. Hemmlngway pouted, kissing her own injured digit in the ab sence of her husband. Maryella disregarded the com ment and continued to me: "Even our afflictions will make us happy If we look far enough back or far enough ahead. There Is always some blessing disguised In every 111. All we have to do Is hunt for it and if we look hard enough we'll forget all about the misfortune itself and see only the benefit" Maryella In a moment of enthusi asm is a glowing magnet I could no more have resisted her then as she stood before me like a little aalnt fairly alive with the spirit of optimism than an emotional sinner can stand against an old-fashioned revivalist I knew there would come moments of doubt later when I would kick myself for a sentimen tal fool, but now I was carried away by her belief In her propa- Close-Out Sale of Blacksmith Shop Equipment and Wagon Makers Supplies We have discontinued our blacksmith shop and dismantled the equipment, which is In good working order has always been kept In good repair, even the many hand tools. PRICED LOW FOR QUICK SALE Additionl Savings for Quantity Purchases 3 h. p. 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"We decided that It was all for the best, because If It wasn't for the curve you would probably be so tall that your head would bump the celling. After we got that one ev erything else was easy." What was the use of being angry with her? She evidently regarded my curves Impersonally, as If they were some freak of nature Impos sible to explain, like the Grand Canon or Niagara Falls. It was more fun being with Maryella than against her In a discussion, so I willingly let the subject drop. Adopting our new code, I decided that It was all for the best "How long before you'll be through with that?" Maryella ask ed Mrs. Hemmlngway, who was pinning ruffles on a curious-looking garment I think I can finish In another hour," she answered. Then, Tom," Maryella went on, taking charge of me and the expe dition with her customary eye for detail, "let's get started for the Old Soldiers Home right after lunch. Is the car running all right today?" I don t know. Are we going out in the car?" Can't we? It will be much nicer. Besides, there Is no train back late at night and we don't want to sleep there. I called up Mrs. Lillielove and she says we can use their 'bus, as there is no funeral In town this afternoon. That holds twelve, and If you'll take me and three others that will be all we need. Fred Merryweather went out on the train with the scenery and properties this morning." I agreed to this arrangemnet I had a few private doubts as to whether Grandmother Page would negotiate the thirty miles out to the Home and back without making any fuss about it but I kept them to myself. The prospect of the long drive with Maryella on the front seat beside me was so roseate that I overlooked all the blue goops that might be hovering in the back ground. As a justifiable precaution, how ever, I went to the garage to Inspect the car as soon as I left Maryella's house. Grandmother rattled with joy when she saw me coming, as she always does. I gave her a lump of hard grease and patted her on the radiator. As far as I could see she looked as If she would last twenty-four hours longer. Just to be on the safe side, how ever, I put a hank of ballng-wlre and some babbit metal In the tool box and bought a package of chew ing gum in case the acetylene-gas system should leak anywhere. When I called at Maryella's house I found that my load con sisted of Maryella herself, Mrs. Hemmlngway, Mrs. Lillielove, and Jim Cooper! i "I don't like to take my car out In bad weather," he explalmed In answer to my look of surprise. "It's all for the best anyway, because this way we can all be together." I hastily smothered the reply that rose to my lips and busied myself adjusting the carburetor. It was snowing slightly and a Air Pump and Compressor Two Anvils Swedgn Blocks Foot Vise Forge Fan (motor drive) Shoeing Stocks Wood Stock Oak and Hickory Wagon Felloes Spokes Buggy Rims Spokes pleasant winter sting was in the air as I threw in my clutch and Grand mother staretd up with a jerk as if I had struck her with a whip. We left town at two o'clock. and here is the surprise with which I close this chapter arrived at the Old Soldiers' Home at three-thirty without having to stop for any thing! CHAPTER IV. Comrade Pilk Henwether. I nave never received a more royal welcome than that tendered us by those living at the Home, They had heard us coming a long way down the road that is one of the advantages Grandmother Page has over most cars and when we came around the turn the Home Band burst Into melody. "Burst" is absolutely the correct word, as you would realize if you had heard the sound and had seen the expression of the players. Grandmother Page shied and near ly jumped Into the ditch. ' The air was "The Star Spangled Banner," but the slide trombonist evidently had the wrong music. But what a bass-drum virtuoso! I have never heard a bass-drum played more, feelingly, even In Sousas Band. What expression. what shades of meaning the artist put Into It! You could just picture the bombs bursting in air. First came the boiler-factory motif, then a minor counterpoint melody of bursting quick-detachable tires, and finally a reversion to the original theme in the major key, ending in a magnificent crescendo, a sort of tone-picture of a courtship between two coast-defense guns at two hun dred yards' range. It was magnificent! Grandmother Page was shamed to absolute si lence for the first time since we have been acquainted. As we pranced up to the gate the melody grew a trifle thlnnen. All the players seemed to be working just as hard, but the result was dis couraging. One by one the artists would cease playing and shake their instruments with a puzzled look . At length none was left but the bass-drum player. He ham mered away regardless until the leader took the drumstick away from him. Colonel Stewart the acting head of the Home, met us with out stretched hand. He was a fine, hearty old fellow with white hair and a close-cropped military mus tache. The boys certainly appreciate your kindness in giving a show for them," he told us. "We're eight miles away from anywhere out here and they don't get many chances even to see moving pictures." The members of the band came up and he Introduced them. As I shook hands enthusiastically with the bass-drummer, Colonel Stewart said: 'This is Comrade Pilk Henweth er. "You 11 have to speak pretty loudly to him, as he is nearly stone deaf." I congratulated him. "It's all for the best." ARE YOU PAYING TAXES A N A VACANT LOT? and advice and when we will treat you right. Heppner Planing Mill & Lumber Yard A. R. 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We had a lovely time that after noon. The old soldiers were as eager to play as children. In the summer-time they had lots of vis itors, but in the winter it was rath er dull. The Home is on Three Bears Lake, eight miles from the town of Fair Oaks at the other end where the railroad station is. As a consequence few people take the trip in winter except for some spec ial reason. Comrade Abel Dryenfurth had lost a leg at Antietam. That did not interfere with a lively desire to learn the fox-trot and Maryella spent an hour teaching it to him. The bass-drummer Pilk Henweth er, dsicovered in me a kindred soul. "I like you, Mr. BUbeck," he con fided at the top of his voice. can sort of tell what you are talk ing about because you make faces when you speak." The undertaker's 'bus arrived just before dinner. We ate together In a large mess-hall. The dwellers at the Home cook their own meals and do all their own housework. 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