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THE CHESTER PROGRESSIVE 8 i i i (: Cross-Stitched Fruit Design for Towels A TRIANGLE? Sure, if you think in geometrical figures. But counting Mary Hill with the three men you&apos;d hay6 a square, wouldn't you? Anyhow, we were on the Wild River bridge job. A nice change it was, too, with Barret Falls Center only a mile away; no construction camp in this picture. You could get room and board in somebody's house or you could take a room only and eat out. And the boys who hadn't been too quick in grabbing a room and board took their morning and evening meals at the Elite Lunch--that is, those who had got a peek at what was inside the three- sided counter, I did myself. And Mary Hill was very good for the eyes. Fresh and sweet and cool- looking she was in her white rig, even on the hottest day--and lovely to look at. I figured she was 28 or 29. That steel crew, though, was a new breed to Mary Hill. A happy- go-lucky bunch, as ready for a scrap as a frolic, working hard and playing hard. One night when I was Jr'GENSCO TOOL DIVISION  GENERA[ S,TEEt WAREHOUSE CO., INC 1830 N, Kosfner Ave., Chicago 39, Ill G almost the last to leave Mary said: AY little fruit designs done in "I suppose the danger you fellows , cross-stitch for a set of kitchen are in all day makes you gay and rowels _ one for each day of the light-hearted when you get away Week! Plums, grapes, strawber- from it. Men fall sometimes, don't ties., golden pears and a pineapple they?" ""Cherries and big red apples are i "Not often," I said. "It looks all done in natural colors. Motifs are also suitable for breakfast worse than it is. A man is careful. cloths and luncheon mats. You get used to height." 2' - By this time the competition for k, o. obtain 7 transfers color chart tel all but general. I was on 0rking the Fruit Designs (Pattern No. Mary was a J- Send 20 cents in coin, your name, the side lines, you might say. Being ress and pattern number, field engineer, I was  some older eue to an unusually large demand and than most of the boys--not so much, , --n Conditions slightly more time is "equired in filling orders for a few of the but enough to make me conscious of ost Popular patterns, the difference. Jack Benz, Clem enc[ your order to: Sask and Dave Johnson seemed to CIRCE E NEEDLEWORK be favored. Benz, a good-looking, I " 00el,s 7. IlL wise-cracking chap, eventually mo- I _ v-nclcse 20 cents for Pattern. J No. - ......... nopolized Mary's time. J Name___ Dave Johnson was the quiet, seri- _ ous kind, and an A-1 bridge jack. But, now that he seemed out of the -. running, he quit coming altogether. SACK ACHE ClemSaskandBenzwerenottalk-hag. Working from both ends, we were TORTURE? now almost ready to join steel. Jack and Dave and Clem were together on the down river truss. They'd put the eead of a strut or a diagonal in place for the riveters, then go down SOR NE Uniment'$ to bolt the foot. Dave was on a QatJ#l a Action hanging platform below when Jack ives went down, leaving Sask to tighten Quick Relief! the bolts, Jack had no sooner fe st. gentle relief of aches from back strain, stepped on the platform -- hadn't Strain lumba o an POSure .= ..... ' g p : due to fatigue x. time to anchor his safety belt -- . la=chsoretoneSymptom,' tneLinimentltmmenl speemlly made to soothe when Clem Sank dropped a spanner. Ingre.iena .... . has scientific rubefacienl Clem. let out a yell. But that seven- J=,;. IS thai act hke ow n warmth from ..... nR. d ,,. g S pound spanner was on its way and percV elps attract fresh surface blood to bounced off Jack's head. _ lal pain area.. k..oe is different! Nothing else "just like eaot:c'ksatsJying results must be your, ot And Jack toppled to follow it "try nor " tm tconomy size $1 00 downto the river. All of him but his of centulnthlete" Foot. Kill, ell $ legs was off that six by six platform. g--on contact! But that was as far as he went be- cause Dave had grabbed a sus- pension line and had thrown him- self across Jack's legs. rhen he 0Jder folks reached down the other hand and say it's took a fistful of Jack's over-alland whatever was underneath it- and tomlln pulled Jack back. And it all hap- |ellse., pened while you'd be striking a match. dlJLlV'tm' An ambulance took Jack to the A,rAl nearest hospital, a small one in trneN small town twenty miles away. I R (Nature's Remedy) Tablets, guess they felt at the hospital that are no chemicals, ,a minerals, ffPerh:nnt _1 derivatives. NR Tablets are this job on Jack was too much for table ,,*---act. different. Purely vega. them because they delivered Jack a combination of 10 vegetable to a big city hospital. Ingredients formulated, over 50 years , ,ago. Uncoated or cans coated their We put it down as an accident. -xloa is dependable, Ythorough, yet But I wished it hadn't happened be- millions of NR's have entle, as tween that particular pair. The news got to the Elite before we did, end Mary shared the general gloom. aL,va .,,.  -" _--77"/____ %'B_IIUmI: FOR ACID GIRLS! WOMEN! try this if you're ,a [[ [/ NERVOUS I l heard Him speaking through the On DAYS' Ot Month- 'CERTAIN teraale funetio =ong of birds; Ie tna'- nal monthly disturb- 8o w e you feel nervous And clearly, plainly, through the silver rain .. eak a -* . irritable, aea '- Ired out---at such times? i heard His words. ble o try Lydia E Pinkham s Ve Corn o " ' g " It s P uncl to relieve such symp* ! saw God's face upon a flower today; rly" /amous for thtsl Taken regu- !mw Him moving on the hills, and oh, bUtlcl  Piukbarn'a Compound helps up resistance a a tte. Ala - g tnst such dill- I- walked upon the water of the stream gist..  = great stomachic tordcl i know! l know! PINKHAI/r$ v..,,= -__ COMPOU I heard God's voice, I saw Hs shining fa; He spoke to me i He mo;ed along the land; ! reached through all the beauty o[ the day And touched His hand, And Your Strength and .- , by disorder of I[!(I. /'"#" nit+ peg.endure ////////,/, __/ -oa .. =l,e,. ;;;,, #;a,i }," 1.2 aeya tail to remove excess .-- =..e. fro= ,ha //,//y@ glt.- ,/,<. - sure, ..w.s hackneY.. "/@_ "////"f,/,.// swelling v,/ .  .,y- and burning la aa- ' :. C'I than neglect. Uae A WOO ountrywide ap- Later Clem asked for his time-- which was just as well. A few days later Dave began to eat again in the Elite. And I quit staying late to look at Mary when she wasn't constantly on the move. A few weeks afterwards we were practically finished with the bridge; half the crew had left. One night I went to the picture house and saw Mary and Dave sitting a couple of rows in front. I figured that Dave was making up for lost time. After the show, while on my way to where I slept, I crossed the street just as a car popped out of a cross street. I got it in the right leg. Evidently a busted leg wasn't too much for that little hospital in the next town; anyhow that's where I landed. Dave was waiting when they'd got my leg set and in a cast. I had been wondering about him and Mary, but he was no talker. But I was sure I'd find out something from Mary, if I could see her. And I did see her the next after- noon; she walked into my room not a minute after visit-time began. But is off. He's getting crutches for you. Now I have it all figured out. I have a perfectly good house and oodles of room, and nobody in it but my- self -- except when Ann James is there doing housework--and that's where you go from here." "Listen, Mary," I put in. "You've been an angel of kindness. But there's a limit, I know what these small places are, Mary, and I won't have you talked about on my ac- count . . ." "I see what you mean. She looked down at me, and her eyes were dreamy. "Of course it would be nice . . ." I said nothing, and she wagged her head and looked at the ceiling. ',My heavens! Did a woman ever work harder for a man?" That didn't make sense. "What man?" I said. "You! Who else, for goodness sake?" "Listen, Mary," I said. I felt all hollow knside. "Don't kid me--not about that." "I'm not kidding--anything but." And Jack toppled to follow it down to the river. All of him but his legs was off that six by six platform. the only news she let out was that Dave had heard that Jack was get- ting on all right but would be laid up for a long time. For three weeks Mary came every day. Then the crew was through with the bridge, and Dave, making a last evening visit, was as dead-pan as ever. That puzzled me, and I banked on Mary being less shut- mouthed. ND, thinking of her, I realized that once out of the hospital I'd see little of her. I had that load on my mind when she came next after- noon looking pleased as Punch. She told me how the gang had bid her good-bye the day before. Then she said, "I had quite a compliment last night, Charlfe: Dave asked me to marry him." "Congratulations, Mary!" I said. "Dave ia a grand guy." And I meant it. "Yes, he is," she nodded. "He'll make a fine husband--for some girl who wants to worry about him while he's climbing over bridges. But I had to turn him down. I'll marry nobody I have to worry about at the start. That's that. Now look, I just talked with the doctor. He says you can leave here in two or three days, but you'll have to go easy on that leg, even after the cast She reached out and grabbed my hand. "Charlie, you are dumbl Did you think I was a district nurse, or something -- coming here every day?" "But--" I could hardly speak. "I thought -- well, with Jack and Dave . ." "Business, dear," she cut in. "I -Own the Elite Lunch, so why wouldn't I build up good will with the customers? You never asked me out." "Not because I didn't want to," I said. "But all those fellows, Jack and Dave---" She gave a kind of snort. "You didn't think a woman would be in- terested in the only man around who didn't seem interested in her. No. So I had to find out all about you from those others. And you had to go and get yourself hurt for me to get a good chance at you." "Listen," I said, "A minute ago you said you wouldn't marry any- body who climbs bridges." "I know I did," she admitted. "But your climbing days are over, Charlieso Dec says." That stopped me. Still, I could al- ways have a good berth in the plant --or some other plant. My tongue seemed tied, but I managed to make it Work. "Would you marry me, Mary?" She was off the chair like a flash and sitting on the edge of the bed, holding my hands. "He's said it!" she laughed. "The dumb bunny has actually said itl- Would I . ." So after all, you might say that the affair turned out to be a pen- tagon. Enamel-Coated Tin Cans Play Part in Atom Role In experimenting with radioactive chemicals from the atomic piles at Oak Ridge, plant scientists of the U. S. department of agriculture have stopped using the familiar clay pots and jars in their greenhouse experiments. Instead they are using inexpensive tin cans coated with enamel. After each experiment they discard the cans and soil that con- tains the radioactive material, and bury them deep in the ground to get rid of them. The reason is simple. In checking the action of the radioactive chemi- cals moving out of the soil and into anal through the plant, the scientists make use of the delicate "tracer" method. Counting instruments de- tect and record the passage of charged molecules as they pass through the plant tissues. It is nec- essary to have exact knowledge as to the radiant energy present at the start of the experiment. This is pos- sible by using fresh soil, a new con- tainer and exactly measured quan- tities of radioactive chemicals. But if a clay container had been used previously, the pot would have become at least slightly radioac- tive, and so would add some un- measured radioactive energy that would complicate the experiment. It would disturb what the scientists term the "control'" of conditions. Million Irishmen Attend Largest Political Meeting Probably the largest political mass meeting in history, says Col- lier's, was that called at Tara, Ire- land, on August 15, 1843, to hear the Irish statesman, Daniel O'Con- nell, demand the repeal of the union between his country and Great Britain. 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