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THURSDAY JANUARY 21, 1932 L I THE MT. t UI.AS&apos;7 TIMES, MT. P . iii III { Fresh from a French convent, Jo- Ha01we returns to New York her dally-elect mother, a felt- ambitious woma The girl k! into an engagement with tlm Felix Kent. Her father, Nick rreptiously t, t rl's one night. He tells her he used can her L SdAL The girl  tom by her desi to see life in raw and to become part of her xfiety. Her father studes from her with an audible intake of his breath and a black flush. One se- cond later lock struck him in the face. Lynda did not know what he had done. She could not understand what he had said. She knew only the sick- ness of fright and shame---to be standing there alone in the excited shouting room while these beasts fought for her. Luckily Toni had no great desire ly. Lynda flushed. "I do not understand how you dared in the first place to take me to such a place as that one" She looked down at her own busy fingers, frowning. "Yes, I should really be grateful to ydu. If I could only trust you I should very much like for you to show me----life." He chuckled; then spoke seriously. surroundtng for publicity. He graciously aUowod "Why can't you trust me? Aren't Lynda visits her father in his din- himself to he held back from a tour- you Nick's daughter." quarters. She finds four men play- ! derous-looking lock who did not "I want to know what life looks cards when she  Ooo (1 !come to his senses until he had  like, Mr. Ayleward, when one turns lock Ayhward, her father tells forced back by two waiters and held round bravely to .ac.e it. I want .t is like a son to him, but warns i for a minute against the wall. Then know people, all kinds of people, dif- girl he is a trifler, i he shrugged and grinned and pro- ferent sorts of people. I want to Lynda pays a second visit to her raised peace and came over to the' know how good it is to be bed and and lock takes her home, OIX , ar. girl. Together they hurried way stopping with her at an u I ou into the street. catmreL Joek asks her to'  moment later she found him in i the taxi with her and her head warn NOW GO ON WTrH THE STORY :on his shoulder. She cried there like a child. She rose. He took %er into his arma At the corner of her own home tightly that she could hardly street she told him to leave her and [said a shaken flood night. "Don't! I can't dance--that way--l "I am sorry I was so rude andso t ungrateful, Mr. Ayleward. It was "Oh, I forgot. Let me see. Sure'not really your fault." is the way, isn't it?" And he I "Yes, it was," he answered grimly. with her out on the floor, l"I won't offend again. Good-by." with the ease, the pride and In her own small bedroom, sLfe, smoothness of a gentleman. Andshe knelt beside her bed; and there danced beautifully. !trembling all over and in tears, she Abruptly, irrelevantly, she ound'hanked her God for the first time thinkinff that she was glad [ since she was born for the great, the was young. Really young, supple tdangerous , the admirable git of liv- quick, not dry and stiff like Fe-ting. Kent, with his strong wooden In spite of her dangerous experl- and thick hot mouth+ I ence, se went k to her father's Jock had his eyes upon hers. He lreoms' a few nights later. Aylewlrd have felt their sudden clovertook her climbing up the gladness for his gray eyes wel "Plavln in hard luck again, aren't Dtt i -- 00.ld. They m00iyou ' s00nd, l: rye to go on nacz net face. He was erect , z ...... im.,,,...., news for ne glanced nerviously  rour father But don't worrvI shoulder. They were fr 'om' " ---" table, dancing with throe couples at the larger end of [ room where it opened into a imct I there some very queer l of people here tonight?  asked how bad it may be to be good. I ,want adventures, risks, dangers--" "But on no account do you want to brush against the shoulder of a released bootlegger in a speakeasy." Lynda sat up, opening her eyes. "I will go back with you to that place tonight," she said, reaching for her tam. "No, It's too early. And you would miss Nick.. But I like your grit. I saw you had the makings. But I got you wrong at first. I admit. You've still got me guessing in lota of waFs. You belong, for all your Apache get- up, you belong to a world I've come close to forgetting. Although," his face looked bewilddered--'altholn it hasn't been so long." "You are a gentleman. I saw that  at olee." "What is a genn?" he do- manded bitterly. 'q have known very few. Felix Kent of course." lock sprang away from her with a movement so abrupt and startHl tbatt Lynda made an exclamation of alarm. "Are there? I hadn't noticed it." t "Look now, tlmt Mg man  a, . sear; dancing with the wo- ' ";j in--in---shoulder straps." i "In and out of 'era, eh ? Well yes, might perhaps call him queer. ! Toni Padrona. Jast out." [ ! ; "Of the hospital? That's why he  so gaunt perhaps." "From up the river. He got off tWo years." { Lynda stopped. Her hand fell '+ that supple shoulder.  , 1 Oh, I can t stay here, Mr. FI ......................... --- trd. I can t stay m a room with----o-'t sta  lon Lnda wondered at the ho. th cnmmals I ' . " , __, She knocked at Sandal s door. that had come over him. He did not Hullo!" said Joctc Go euy. IiThere____+ wu m> response, lock tour- seem like the sme man at all. Pe- r Padrona heard ou he might re ..+ " . , Y } toured an apoiory, fitted a key gad haps more like the man he had lok 2t {1;. .... {Ol,med" led on the eta/re, hard and hgard, My father, sad Lynda ready o , v- m ! 'Hi there, Old Nick. he shouted. During their little talk this hardm "would certainly not wtnt be here Mr. Aylewrd." glannce Then to Lymla in his ususl low ra- had melted from him. He gave her a queer long ther subdued voice, "He's gone out." "I'd rather you'd stay with me now ' "That's took her back to the table si- , too bad. It is almost my ++nd go when Nick gets back+ He called for his t las day,' she allowed hemeif to tell you have no business on hand at this + cheek LFn- , hour." And she added with a quaint !air of interest, "Has busineM be good lately?" "I am a professional gambler, Mi Sandel," Ayleward announced ab- ruptly. "Does that put me into yo - 9" crmml c{a . + Lynda felt startled and drew her eyebrows together and studied. "l don't know," she admitted. "Is it a crime to gamble ? "Let Nick advise you as to the social and moral status of a gam- bler." "No. He's not got the hands for it." lock was in the doorway and he suddenly turned his back and went out. Then, as it was growing late she decided she had better not wait for Nick any longer. She went home singing to herself. A few days later Jocelyn wrote a note to Nick Sandal in which she told him she would he all alone on Thursday night and that she wanted him to come early and spend the ev- ening with her. There were some thngs, she wrote hime, that he must explain to her. Mary had been sent out early that Thursday night, so when the door- bell rang Jocelyn started forward to answer it herself. She stared unrecognizingly at the man who stood there in the hand- some empty little vedlle of tbo apartment buildiP. During that mo- ment, seeing him in outline for the hack of him, she was  I him. "I haven't asked you--youWe told "IAmving town?" He was at the nothing about Nick." {desk rmmin over some papers. "Maybe you'd better leave it to! "Yes. And it will never again be He would like to tell you him-! easy,. I'm afraid, to see my lathery perhaps." I "That's rotten. Heql take losing Lynda looked at him lpmvely andyou very hard." resting her chin on her hands Her face glowed wistfully. Her imitation of other women in the eyes, tilted at the black-lMhed cor- nets, filled. "Do you think he will care? Does he like me ? Really? Enough to mat- ter?" Jock had begun to powl about the rcon like some restkss animal "I'm getting jealous of you, that's all. He's more my father than he is yours when it comes to practice. He talks about you so that I'm sick of the sound of your name. LyndaLynda --LyndaLynda!" He said this savagely in various tones of bitterness. Lynda was fore- ed to laugh at him. "You're a funny boyl" "Since when---" "I mean, you are not very old, are YOU ?" "I'm nearer thirty thn twenty. And you are," he was teas her, 'fiftetm?- "Gracious! Eighteen" Lynda rose. "When do you suppose Nick will be back ?" she asked. "His message one the desk says eleven o'cIoek. What time is it now?" "Nine-thirty." "Come to a show With me. I swur won't take you among the erlmlnal He Ida Jock shrugged. "Apologie You dan just cee more?" was tempted. "If you will not to let me touch that "Not toueh the jailbird, eh?" She shuddered, "es." right," But he looked so and hard and so dangerous she found it difficult to let her- be him. It was, however, and earefnl dance himself something less than hint yet had. He rammed to shieM from all the other dancers bY than a living n/am "We'd better pull out of this." muttered. He  to steer her beck along across the room. A hand touch- her. "Lend me the girlie, lock-in- Box," said a hoarse voice, Ujust the end of the waltz, see?" orry, Toni, sl's tired. We're OUL  "Oh no, we jtre ot. Com ou, I wfll not dance with you." Lyn- volee, her faer, her sPurntn too '"-:7 V'I+ ++'''+,..`..'" ble, patient and proud. Vexation, anxiety, alarm in swift succession sent all her pulse s jump- ing. "My father is ill? He sent you?" "He is ill--not seriously-'but too ill to come. An attack of pain and  fever; the exertion of moving per hap. We're very rpeetably quar- tered at present." i She saw that his eyes had swiftly taken in all the detail of the apart- ment--the entrance to the bedroon, the glass doors of leather opening to la's shrin i He looked again at her. "May I stay just for a little while? Ito been an age since I was in this sort of place talking to this sort o girL" She Flayed for him, fascinated by  his face, which she watched +stealth- ily. As he turned at the end of her playing his shoulder struck  a framed picture and he knocked it! down to the floor, He hastened to' pick it up and stood still, with a i changed face, staring at the photo-, graph of Felix Kent. + I the young man Lad met Medmm he could not have more terribly SUfo i fered an altetTttion. Youth and the, peace of his listening were smitten into the likeness of demonic hate. He controlled the convulsion, set down the picture and moved down the fun length of the room to stand at Phe window, his back turned. Continued Next Week Fishing license blanks for 1982 are being mailed out by the department of conservation to county, city, and villge elerks. Fishing licenses ex- pire at the end of the calendar year, while hunting licenses expire at the mid-year, period. Aeeordi to DN rector R]ph F. Brad=fod, the n-I her Of liceusea ad receipts in II] hetow me totah of the p,,,{-{ ye,00 lng yWr. | { I I I g ljl }I II II I Serpent Enters l,a, J'aradise :14Gg I II iiiJllJ iiii  Mrs. Granville Fortescu and her daughter, the wife of Lieut, i-{ Massie, U. S. Navy, are two of the eentrel figure, in a murder I' ;dulu. Mrs. Fortescae, who is a n/ece of Alexander Graham }+r son-in-law, Lat Massie. together with Alexander Jones, an ,:m, are held for the slayiug of Joseph Kawahawai, one of five Hawlli ,tives charged with a seriouz crime against Mr Ma{e After the j d+:-;agreed, Kawahawai's t. was found io a car in  Mm F and Lieut Malm w riding. {ul,us Roenwald, for many yearn presiden! of Sears Roebuck, died at hls'home near Chicago at the age of ,t+ He was noted for his pMlan- thropy. Two Women Killed When Plane Hit. Mountain g/00'S qe wHbm HAD TO LARN flOW ro CLEAN L AMi:'-.,q IN  r'/' C rANFORD I @ + + ECONOHIC M,RS II E S Stepping Stones ........................... By ; ; { Mrs. Ruth Stewan. St Lxouis, and Mrs Debbie Stanford. Toronto, two .y womm  from St. L.,+nis" to New Yolk, sahere they intended to attempt a flight to Buenos Aires. crashed to lhelr dellth on the side of mountain in Pennsylvania The accJdtll happened when they lost thor bearlnll in the [<31+  4lnw across thor bod and the wrecked plane two daw later