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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 19, 1929, Mason City, Iowa TEN MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TUESDAY FEB 191929 Passe 8y ROE FULKERSON STORY A GIRL WHO MADE MEN LIKE HER C 1929 Cwbal RKAD THIS FIRST At the death of her parenU Betty Brown is forced fo take op atonal dancing the only way ahe knows to make a UvlnsThe ntt welcome attentions ot inaoy men come to a when Jake Daubert local politician tries to drae Into his limousine at the entrance of the night clab where ahe dances Andy Adair a acbool friend knock him down and takea her away bat Daubert Influence to bear on the proprietor and ahe fa dbchareed A local acandal sheet teOa the atory and she is asked to vacate herroom NOW GO ON WITH THE STORTO CHAPTER XXVIII Betty was up early tho mornlns after she had read the story in the Tattler Sho went for a walk and felt that everyone she met must havo read the atory She wished she not have to lace them She felt there was no chance for her now Thia publicity might be worth aomething in a professional way It ahe could one of the decent to tell her aide ot the story but sho felt the matter not of enough consequence to interest them She had but a hundred anafifty dollars ana wonderedwhat she would do She was sure there was no chance for her to get other work dancing in the city Almost uncon sciously she turned her steps towarc the restaurant George Harris man aged George was a steady rock and had always stood by her in every crisis During the lull of business between breakfast and lunch the restaurant was almost empty Betty sat at one of the and asked the attractive head waitress It she could see Mr Harris George camo out of his office she saw biseyes sweep the room to Bee who wanted him She also saw his Jaw tighten his lips compress to a narrow line and dlapproval come Into his face Be came across to her and said very formally Good morning Betty What can I do for you Im not sure you can do anything George answered Betty I have lost my position and disgusting thing in the Tattler waa called to my attention I should think a nice girl like youi would be ashamed to be mixed up in a drunken street brawl But George It was not my fault It wasnt a drunken brawl anyway I gave that nasty DaAibert no excuse tor what he did I am not to blame You are entirely to blame It was altogether your fault He had every reason to believe you were not a good sirll Why George iTarrJs It is true You cant handle pitch without becoming defiled You cant expose yourself when you dance without men misunderstanding you I told you where you were headed you began this dancing buai ness Now you are disgraced and you have no one to blame but your self Betty rose from her table Dont go yet he snia Iam not thru Whenever you tell ma you are thru with dancing I will do anything I can to help you Betty You are a good girl at heart but If you keep on with this work you are going to ihs devil Im sorry say this but it Is true I hope you wont be angry clubs and gets into brawls In the street I hope yqu Betty walked out ot the restaurant She walkedhalt adozen blocks at a rapidpace so angry she was not conscious of where sho waa going So She was noteven to apeak to nice people any more She was an outcast a contaminated woman As she walkea her anger gradually cooled and began to wonder what Andy Adair and Harry Ford thot Wouia they too consider her beneath their notice Was all the world as cold and as hard as George war reoaed from her retfery by the honking of a car which followed her along the curb Other byviassers looked and smiled at it She raised hereyes to see HarryFord in his disreputable car a dozen new wise cracks painted on Us sides Ha pulled over to the curb And threw opqn the Come on fairone and rattle and roll he invited cheery yoke was rmiBla to her ears She got in promptly Hows the citys most advertised dancer he asked Out of a lob out and al most out of money Betty laughed ruefully i have no Job to offer but I havo a lot of sorts ana a couple ot dollars I will give you a few sorts and one ofthe dollars and you are twothirds out ot trouble Where are you goinE she asked Riding wherever that Is I should put a new sign on Leah explaining that my passenger Is the notorious dancer for whom men fight bleed and die My reputation is getting too good In this town I am no longer considered dangerous That might mako mo alluringto the tender skirts of the city May I play moon to your sun and shine in your reflected glory You are more likely to share tny disgrace Betty her chin trembling One of my friends sug gested I not come around to his place ot business any more My landlady has asked me to vacatemy room Thats what comes of having a rooming house or a place of busl Harry I have tried o make my father understand that msfnesa and rooming houses and Kings cause the downfall of the na tion by making us a race of money ubbers Ho wants me to begin the practice of medicine and his contacts with business havrt So biased his judgment that he even Suggests cut ting off my allowance If I dont I wish I had never danced sighed Betty But you have danced and you must pay the fiddler reminded Harry Gin tonight and headache to morrow girls to dinner today and hot dogs for yourself tomorrow cats today and fiddle strings tomorrow Thats life After that the river I wish youd be serious I was one night and kissed you while In that humor What was the result I thot for two hours of marry ing you and going to work But the next day It all passed oft I was scared to death and have never been serious since I dont believe you ever gave any one o serious thot replied Betty But what am I to do now I must Hve you knoNV I suppose you see the necessity but I dont If you work for some thing to eat tha work gives you such an appetite thnt you have to eat more and then you have to work Muggs McGinn is Not a Matter of Choice When you havo given up dancing and more w get addulonal food ItB tho wild men and Women who play progression In which you around night clubs I will bo glad to eitner eat of WOTk yourself to death so why begin You are Impossible Betty laughed In spite ot herself You are laughing and thats an encouraging sign Laugh and the world laughs with you weep and you get a red nose and pcoplo accuse you of drinking Now we can get down to the real business tho occasion TURN TO PAGE II COLUJIN 6 aid you But until then I ask you to make your visits here on an entirely busi ness basis I havo made a success by strict attention to business I am con templating buying this business I will have to depend on the banks to loan mo a part of tho money Banks are particular about their moral risks I cannot afford to be known na friend of a girl who dances in night When to Be Nonchalant By CLIFFORD McBRiDB you out oS ox ifo r G0T A BRAKi NEW BABY 1 CbOSlKi OVER TlstoUR we ncnr AlNT FbP SAVS THONLY CALUM IT IS CAUSE TH Kttf A RICW oNcte ay T Copyright 1929 by Central Aaochtion Inc BRING ING UP FATHER AW AT UAftf I OROAOC AVTtrtG 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