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About The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19?? | View Entire Issue (Oct. 22, 1932)
“Midge,” said Midge.
“Hart Pint." said Alwin.
“In this—this funny nosed girl.”
Midge jumped as if she had been
shot. She was very sensitive about
her funny nose with the freckles
across it. There was usually trouble
when her nose was mentioned.
There was this time. Vernita was
socked on her chin by a tiny, red
brown fist. But there was force be
hind that fist because Vernita was
Prescott stopped the car and
took out his flask.
“Push her head back.”
She did and he leaned over her
and pressed it to Vemita’s lips.
Vernita opened her eyes and cough
“You,” said Alwin, “stop socking
Vernita was carried home first
although she protested. He then
stopped his car in front of Midge’s
“Want a drink?” he asked icily.
She took a drink from the flask
and returned it.
“You thought you were smart in
“You thought you were smart
in my yard."
“What if I did?”
“You’d better keep your dog in
“My dog is my business, just like
I’m my business!
She took the flask from his
hands, took a drink, returned it
and ran in her home.
Four days passed before Alwin
found another way to hurt Midge.
He decided to make her fall in
love with him. He laughed bitterly
at the idea of making a woman
love him. Women naturally loved
him. But he would do anything to
hurt that girl.
ine Dana ciosea at twelve on
Saturday and the Watson at two
thirty. Saturday evening was a
grand day to see her. He would
make her love him, then laugh—
well grin anyway—at her.
So Alwin, dressed in a blue coat,
white trousers and white shoes
trimmed with blue suede, started
out of ris door to visit Midge. At
his gate he stopped and stared.
Pal, his big German police dog,
was coming toward him. Pal had
recently been drenched to the skin.
Water dripped from him. He look
ed up at Alwin as if to say, “Can’t
you do something about this?”
“Where’ve you been?” asked Al
Pal looked over to Midge’s yard.
Prescott’s eyes became black. He
gave Pal a slight pat on his head
and Pal made a grateful noise. He
walked quickly' over to Midge’s
Midge was in the backyard
watering the lawn. She was dress
ed in a pair of gay colored, cheap
“What did you do to Pal?” he
She looked up.
“Who’s Pal?” she asked.
“You keep your dog home, then
I won’t drench him!”
Words failed him for a mcmemt.
He clenched his fist and started to
A MYSTERY STORY
By EDWARD LAWSON
Congressman Lucas of
Mississippi is dead. Only
his butler and housekeep
er are with his body when
a newspaper reporter
comes in suddenly, to find
them placing it on his
bed. Heart failure, the
But was it?
Was it suicide?
Was it murder?
How did Congressman
Lucas meet his death?
Watch next week for
this new Lawson story of
suicide or murder in
ward her as if to do her some
harm. But Midge was not going
to let him get near enough. She
simply turned the hose on him.
His blue coat, his white trousers,
and his white shoes trimmed with
Again words failed him. All that
he could think of was his suit and
getting hold of that hose. He
coughed, sputtered and cursed.
Finally he managed to get that
streaming hose. He immediately
turned it on her. In an instant
she was as drenched as he.
She held up her hands and cried:
Then she ran to the porch and
dropped on it, her shoulders shak
“My hair,” she gasped, “my hair.”
“My nice white pants and blue
coat, ne gasped
as he sat beside
“Oh dear, oh
k dear, oh damn!
& “They were
■ new,” he moan
'v-i. iney sat cios
He kissed her. er together in
their grief. He
put his arm around her. Her head
went on his shoulder. His other arm
went around her. She suddenly be
came conscious that she was in his
arms and he, that he was holding
"Look out,” she cautioned, “you’re
getting me wet.”
“Your pajamas,” said he, “are
getting me green.”
He actually smiled down at her
and she up at him. They kissed.
He was about to smile again when
he thought about something. He
could laugh and tell her he really
didn't love her. But it didn’t make
him feel so happy.
He laughed or tried to laugh.
“You think I love you?” he
She looked up at him. Slowly
she turned from the warm brown
to the cold brown. Before he could 1
realize what she was doing she hadj
run away and picked up the hose.'
Then he realized what she was
about to do.
“Put that down! You’ll get me
What he did not realize was he
was already so wet that he could
not have got wetter.
After she had put (it seemed to
him) gallons of water on him he
managed to take it from her. He
immediately turned it on her.
“My hair!” she cried.
After he had put (it seemed to
her) gallons of water on her, he
put the hose down, grasped her wet
shoulders and shook her roughly.
“You are gorgeous! grand! mag
nificent! splendid!” as he said each
word he almost shook the breath
out of her body. “You’re the girl
He almost squeezed the breath out
m ner small DOay.
But she liked it.
“Oh Half Pint!”
He had visions of
himself in a'
groom’s attire. He;
had always known
| he would make a
' handsome bride
she had visions of
His arm stole herself in a wed
around her. ding g°wn with a
long creamy veil.
“Listen you. half pint sized imp,
let’s get married. The only reason
is because I love you. See?”
“That’s the only reason I’m say
Words Often Misused
Do not say. “The reason why I
am going is because I wish to see
him.” Say, “is that I wish to see
Words Often Misspelled
Liquor; study the quor.
Words Often Mispronounced
Coliseum. Pronounce kol-i-se-um.
o as in “of,” i as in “it,” e as in
“see," . unstressed, accent third
Cherry. Pronounce the e as in
bet,’ not as in “her."
Insinuate, imply, intimate, sug
gest, to hint indirectly.
Trust (noun), confidence, assur
ance, reliance, faith.
AGGREGATE (noun); a mass,
. assemblage, or sum of particulars.
• “An empire is the aggregate of,
■ many states."
Southern Corn Pudding
1 dozen ears corn
2 cups scalded milk
Vi tsp. salt
1 tbsp. sugar
2 tbsp. butter
2 tbsp. flour
Clean the corn with a sharp knife
and cut .thin slices from the tops
of the kernel. With the dull edge
of a knife scrape the ears. Melt
the butter and add to it the flour
and seasonings. Combine with milk
and corn. Add the beaten-eggs last
and pour the mixture into a but
tered baking dish. Bake in a mod
erate oven (350 degrees F.) 30 min
• » «
Yes. those potato puffs, sometimes
called souffles, are delicious. They’re
simple to make and will turn out
fluffy if this method is carried out.
Slice peeled potatoes very thin
and soak the slices in water and
ice until thoroughly chilled. Place
in a wire basket and plunge into
Jeep fat (150 degrees F.) for fifteen
seconds. Remove and cool. Re
turn to the fat, which has cooled
:o 375 degrees F., and fry till puffed
and golden brown. You see. the
first short frying seals the slices, re
taining the moisture. After cooling,
the second frying creates steam in
side which expands the potato,
making the puff.
Silver is placed in the order in
which it will be used, starting at
the outside and working in toward
plate. Forks always are put at left
of plate; spoons and knives at the
Mend china with cement made of
mixing plaster of Paris with the
white of an egg to the consistency
Advice to Lovelorn
Dear Suzanne; I am 16 and if I
lome home a'ter 9 o’clock I get an
awful scolding. Shouldn't I be al
lowed to stay out until at least 9:30?
Your parents are in a better posi
tion to judge that than I. You’d
better try to please them.
* * *
Dear Suzanne: I am in love with
a married woman who has three
:hildren. I am 18 and she is 23.
Please make a suggestion. HAP.
You would because of your youth,
fall in love with an older woman.
But you’ll get over it shortly. It’s
a common disease of youth.
* * •
Dear Suzanne: A fellow whom I
have met twice has asked me to go
out with him. Should I? SALLY.
If you know the young man is
all right and you met him under
proper circumstances, why not go
out with him?
• * •
Dear Suzanne: I am 17 and am 4
feet, 11 inches. Is it my height that
keeps the fellows away from me?
No; you small girls have a way of
“getting” men. Also, the plum
movie contracts, if you notice.
Continued from Page 1
did. He printed a correct report in
the Evening Post, and I traced down
the reporter from the news syndi
cate. That a white perron should
care how a Negro meeting was re
ported seemed amusing to this
young man. I was given reporting
for the Evening Port after this and
enjoyed it hugely.
Ray Stannard Baker was writing
One of the Best
*EV. GEORGE FRAZIER MILLER
27 years ago he was a member of
the Cosmopolitan Club, who soon
joined the Socialist cause.
“Following the Color Line,” and
John Daniels started his survey of
Boston when I started my survey
of New York. A thrilling subject,
the American Negro, some worth
while people to be found champion
ing his rights, the kindest consid
eration from the Negroes them
So I gathered information and
each month '-new a little more of
(To be continued)
Look and Learn
What is the highest moun
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Mount McKinley, Alaska, 20,464
Stimulate the growth of a plant
by putting coffee grounds around
the roots of the plant about two
or three times a week. Then once;
a week give them a tablespoon of;
olive oil. Never allow the earth to
become dry and hard.
THING TO DO
A perfect hostess never shows her
annoyance if a guest upsets a glass
of water or breaks some fragile
china—even though the damaged
article cannot be replaced.
* * *
Both a fork and spoon are used t®
serve such dishes as meat, fish,
chicken on toast, etc. The food
is held between the spoon and fork
and is transferred to the plate.
* ♦ *
When introducing your husband
to .vour friends, call him “Jim” or
“Joe.” A woman speaks of her hus
band as “Mr. Jones" or “Mr. Brown’*
only in business or to strangers,
servants, tradesmen, etc.
It is economical to purchase an
ash-sifter at any hardware store,
and sift the ashes regularly. The
partyly burned coal that has fallen
through the grate bars can be used
again A ton of coal can often be
saved from an eight-ton supply.
• * *
In order to remove ink spots
from the fingers, rub the inside of
a banana peeling over the fingers.
• • •
Flannels should be washed in
tepid water, by nressin.; and work
ing them with the hands, not by
rubbing. Soapy water should not
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