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Woman's home companion
Vol. LXIV, No. 6 (1937)

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with growing breathlessness.
_No," said David. 'We're on
other business.''
"Shall you be through in half
an hour?"
"'Easilv, if our man is here-as
he promised to be."
"Then look!" she exclaimed.
"I have business too that won't
take long. I'm arranging for flv-
ing lessons-and one thing and
another. So when you're through,
vou come back to the car here-
and I'll take you to the garage or
anywhere else you want to go.
To this of course they demurred,
politely but not too much.
"Oh, please!" she exclaimed.
And then to David in a lower
voice: 'You saved my life, re-
member. I'm not going to let you
go-without seeing you again.
He looked into her eyes and his
heart first seemed to step back to
get a good run and then it made
a high jump.
"Well-all right," he said when
that was over and he could breathe
again. "We'll meet you here-
let's say in half an hour."
She was off at that like a joyous
bit of thistledown.
"First, we'd better go and see
Mr. Skinner the manager," said
the judge.
\ WHEN they reached the office,
"' 'Oh yes,'' said Mr. Skinner.
"That new plane of Frank Dol-
beare's. It's in Hangar Fourteen
and the customer promised to meet
us there at half-past ten. Let's go
Now, long before this you have
guessed that Miss Sylvia Merry
was the customer. But Mr. David
Dolbeare hadn't guessed it; and
when he finally ran right into her
in Hangar Fourteen and learned
why she was waiting there, an
awe-struck solemn expression
passed over him.
"I suppose she's buying it for
an advertising stunt," he thought
after he had caught his breath for
the second time. ''But I don't
care. As long as I have met her-
and am going to meet her again-"
But perhaps it wasn't altogether
as an advertising stunt that she had
bought the plane; because after the
price had been agreed upon, she
turned to Mr. Skinner and started
making arrangements for flying
lessons, beginning the next day.
"And I think I can let you have
Beaucoup Casey for instructor,"
continued Mr. Skinner. "He's our
best-and he helped Frank Dol-
beare design some of the details of
this machine."
"What?'' cried Sylvia, all
aquiver with excitement. "You
mean that Frank Dolbeare once
owned this plane?"
"That's how I happened to be
here," said David not without a
certain measure of pride. "He was
my uncle."
"But of course!" she exclaimed.
"The names are the same-I might
have guessed! But I'll bet von
couldn't have guessed this: that
for years your Uncle Frank was
the hero of mny life! Whv, I've got
more pictures of him-!''
IN FACT she was still raving
about David's unclewhen they
took Judge Brown to the nearest
subway station so that he could re-
turn without further delayv to his
New York offce. And then, more
leisurely, Svivia and David drove
to the scene of the accident which
had almost literallv thrown them
together. Bozo, they found, had
departed for somewhere in Brook-
lyn to get a new window glass and
door handle. He might not be
back till half-past one.
"Don't von think you'd better
leave me here?" asked David.
''You've probably got a lot to do
this afternoon-"
''Leave vou?' she echoed. "I
like that! First you save my life
and then vou think I'd better
leave you! Or are you in a hurry
to get back to the city yourself?"
she quickly asked.
"No,'' he said. "I have a
week's vacation-to settle Uncle
Frank's estate."
"Then vou come in here," she
sternly told him, opening the door
of the roadster. "You can't run
away like this just when I'm get-
ting hungry!"
"That's a showgirl trick," he
tried to tell himself, "always get-
ting a man to pay for the dinner or
lunch," but even while he was
being thus wisely informed, he
was settling himself by her side.
SHE first drove to Jamaica,
i7'where she stopped at the
bank, and then she took him to a
roadhouse-a long low structure
which might have reminded you
of Mount Vernon. And there they
had lunch together-such a beau-
tiful prodigal lunch that when it
came to paying the bill, David
discovered with a sinking heart
that he didn't have money enough.
"That's all right," said Sylvia
quickly, opening her pocketbook.
"Here: let me give you this while
no one's looking."
"You will not," he told her,
turning red. "I've a checkbook
here. They can take a check."
But when the check was drawn,
the manager had to be called; and
when the manager hesitated be-
cause he had never seen David be-
fore, Sylvia said in a low voice,
''It's all right, Victor. I'll en-
dorse it."
So Sylvia endorsed the check
with a broad sprawling signature,
and although David's cheeks were
still a bit red, by the time they
reached the car he had cooled off
sufficiently to realize that she was
"RIDE? I'd love to-
but my doctor says
P EOPLE who are well fed-too
well fed-and who do not use up
excess food in work or play are es-
pecially liable to develop diabetes.
Many are inclined to press a button,
turn a switch, or telephone to get what
they wish, with little or no physical
If you are overweight and more than
forty, it does not necessarily follow
that you will have diabetes-but you
are far more likely to get it than if you
are underweight. You should be on
guard, especially if there is a history
of the disease in your family.
Diabetes begins when the body
can no longer produce enough in-
sulin to make use of the sugar and
starch in a normal diet. In many
mild cases of the disease the doc-
tor may prescribe a special diet
only. In serious cases, the person
who cannot make a sufficient sup-
ply of insulin in his own body must
supplement it with other insulin.
Until Dr. Frederick Grant Banting
and his associates made their
great discovery of a substitute for
human insulin, diabetic patients,
except those with the disease in
mild form, were in desperate
straits. Before that, by living on a
severely restricted diet, with
nearly all sugar and starch re-
moved, the end could be postponed.
But it was a grim, losing fight. That is
all changed now. With insulin, diabetes
can almost invariably be brought un-
der control. Insulin has not only res
cued children who would have been
doomed without it, but it has enabled
them to grow and to live normal,
healthy lives. It has lifted adult dia-
betics out of the invalid class, making
it possible for them to resume their
regular occupations.
Diabetes may cause no pain and little
inconvenience in the beginning. Some-
times its presence is unsuspected until
it has made considerable headway.
But it can be detected by a doctor's
examination and laboratory tests.
When insulin is needed, it is dan-
gerous to delay its use. Coma and
other serious complications may
result. Better and more effective
compounds of insulin, which re-
duce the number of necessary daily
treatments, are being steadily de-
veloped. Physicians, everywhere,
who have become familiar with
the new, slow-acting insulin, are
rapidly making it available to their
diabetic patients.
The Metropolitan will be glad to
send you its free booklet,
"Diabetes." Address Booklet
Department 637-W.
Keep Healthy - Be Examined Regularly
Chairman of the Board     NEW YORK, N. Y.              President
Copyright, 1937, by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
Woman's Home Companion June 1937
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