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Mason City, Iowa
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Friday, December 18, 1936
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, DECEMBER 18 1936 NINE If Minnie, Singing Mouse, Had Wings She'd Be a Bird CHICAGO, (£>) — Folks who heard the radio debut of Minnie, the singing mouse, agreed Friday that if Minnie had wings you couldn't tell her from a bird. The only question arising from her successful fling before a network's microphone Thursday night was what bird you couldn't tell Minnie from. Some said her chirps and trills approximated the robin's spring song. Others likened her vocalizing to a canary's. The meadow lark was also mentioned. Proudly Superintendent Herbert C. Gensch of the industrial honv for children at Woodstock—when the mouse was captured las week—told the invisible audienc what he knew of Minnie's history Then they carried in Minnie, singing. She continued to warble afte; her managers took her away from the microphone, so they brough her back for an encore. Minnie was like that, Gensch explained fondly. When she started singing you couidn't stop her When she stopped, you couldn' start her. It was just lucky she happened to be in the right frame of mind for the broadcast. A reactionary is one who hasn'1 yet finished explaining why the election didn't prove anything.— Dnbuque Telegraph-Herald. A 17 Jewel •UL.OVA for $ 29 75 / The Goddess of Time Two new styles —two new values! In the color and charm of natural gold —at thelowestprice ever for a 17- jewel Bulova! L1VERGOOD BROS. 215 North Federal Avenue WALTER S. MASTERMAN READ THIS FIRST: Jack Reid, only witness to the murder of Sir Henry Severing in the chapel of his ancient Abbey, is a ne'er-do-well who has been posing as an Itinerant painter. In the chapel to steal a jeweled cross, Reid could raise no alarm at the time of the murder for fear of incriminating himself. Richard Selden, summoned from Scotland Yard, questions Lady Hilda, the victim's widow, and Eric Colln- lale, agent for the estate, who is in love with. her. He also talks with Colonel Graham, a neighbor whose bloodhounds found the body of Sir Henry in the coffin of his father, and Mrs. Thornton, the housekeeper. Lady Hilda and Col- indale are shocked by Sir Henry's will which leaves everythin? to James, the butler, except an allowance for the children and his widow PROVIDED she marries Colindale. Reid, who has fallen In love with Sylvia Lawrence, governess of the two Severinge children, determines to help Selden solve the murder when he learns her life and the children's are endangered. One of the mourners at Sir Henry's funeral, a Mrs. Hoiden, shows unusual interest in the Abbey. After a chat with Hucks, lie village innkeeper, Mrs. Hoiden proves to be Selden in disguise. Jack Reid, in his cottage near the Abbey, has a visitor. (Now Go On With the Story) CLIFTON'S STORE PREFERRED MARKETS STORE Saturday Morning Special FROM 9 A. M. TO 11 A. M. ONLY BACON SQUARES, Ib... I6c Tender Steak Beef.. Ib. 17c Hearts, Liver, Brains Pork. * Ib. lOc Sliced Minced Ham.. Ib. l?c Tender Cut Roast Beet.. Ib, 15c Fresh Side Pork. Ib. 19c Ring BOLOGNA, Ib.. 15c IN OUR FISH DEPARTMENTS -Whiting Fish,. Ib. 12c Fancy Sable, Ib. 15c SLICED 19c "CHUCKLE" CONTEST FOURTH WEEK'S CONTEST STARTS FRIDAY, DECEiMBER 18 36 Cecil Theater tickets to be given to the 18 winners of the Third "Week's contest. And 36 Cecil Theater tickets will be awarded to the winners of the Fourth Week's contesl. ''Chuckle" contest continues 1 more week. It is being held in conjunction with the Globe-Gazette's Christmas Gift Guide appearing on the Want Ad p CHAPTER 26 Jack Reid got to his feet and saw Lady Severinge enter his cot- age, clad in dripping mackintosh and carrying an umbrella. "Am I disturbing you, Mr. Reid?" "Not in the least," he said bash- ully. "Won't you sit down- mean, won't you take your wet hings off?" She smiled wanly at his obvious onfusion, but liked him all the more for not being a sophisticated man of easy manners. "You will think it rather strange that I should come and see you here," she remarked, slipping off her mackintosh. "I wanted to have a few words with you, Mr. Reid, and would rather do so here than ask you to come to the Abbey as things are at present." "I am sorry it's so wet," he managed to say. "The fact is, I've had a talk with Mr. Colindale, in which he Colonel Graham stood on the threshold. . He cast a look at the two persons and took off his hat. "I beg your pardon for intruding—his manner was uncompromising and frigid—"I had not an idea that you had a visitor, Reid. I thought I should find you alone on a day like this." "Lady Severinge called on a matter of business," Reid said as stiffly. "She was just going. You wished to see me, colonel?" "Any time will do: I'must apologize to you, Hilda." "There is no need," she remarked, with a flash of anger, "Mr. Reid will explain the reason for my presence here." She walked out of the cottage without so much as a "good morning." The colonel watched her go and fcurst into a sneering laugh. "We shall have our friend Col- indale jealous soon," he said, turning to Reid. "I hardly think so." "Well, well! There is no ac- would get out of your way. I have fancied the last two or nights I have heard people round the house, and on the night of the murder I thought I saw some figures—may be all imagination." "I'll have a look out, certainly," Reid assured him. "Then I'll see you this evening." Reid watched him swinging off with his free, easy stride, twirling a riding whip which he always carried, and which seemed part of his equipment, for he was never without it. (To Be Continued) Garner Theater "AMBASSADOR BILL" RETURNS TO AVERY GARNER—Brought back be- asks me to She paused as HERE ARE THE RULES: Look over the Christinas Gift Guide ads and select one line just as it appears from 3, 4 or 5 separate ads. Then combine the lines you select into one humorous paragraph, like the Sample Chuckle given here: Everyone likes cosmetics, give Christmas Trees—Christmas Why not a new 1937 Speed Model Complete with bulbs at S6.95 Just write your "ChudUe" on a piece of paper—then cut out the complete Christmas Gift Guide ads from which you select lines to compose your "Chuckle." and paste or pin them to the same sliiet of paper. Then take a pen or pencil and circle the line used from each ad. Also date the sheet of paper, on which you prepare your "Chuckle" the same as the dale on the Globe-Gazette from which you clip the ads. Be sure that your complete "Chuckle" Is from the Gift Guide ads appealing in a single issue of the Globe- Gazette. You may send in a new "Chuckle" every day. but only one "Chuckle" i» to be prepared from any one issue of the Globe-Gazelle. Each of the 13 contestants who prepare ihe most humorous r.nd best arranged "Chuckles." and fwvt them at the Globe-Gazette ortice by 6 o'clock p. m. Thursday. December 24, 1936, will be iiuardcd one pair of Cecil Theater guest tickets. Mail or bring your "Chuckle" to the Globe-Gazette. Address them » "Chuckle Contest Editor," care of the vvnnt Ad department. Globe- Gazctttf, Mason City, Iowa. The fourth week's winner will be announced on this page in the Home Edition on Monday. December 28, and in the City snd Sunrise editions on Tuesday. December 29. Everyone' is eligible to participate in the contest, except Globe-Gazette employes and their families. The decision of the Judges will final- Iri case of ties, duplicate awards will be given, The 18 winners of the third week's "Chuckle" contest will be announced on this pace in the Home Edition on Monday, December 21, and in the City and Sunrise Editions on Tuesday, December 22. Watch for the Third Week's Win- . ners. Now, jet busy—ester the Fourth Week's ''Chuckle" contest. Send in your "Chuckle." If you are * winner, you will receive two Cecil theater tickets. FOR FRIDAY "VALIANT IS THE WORD FOR CARRIE" with Gladys George, Arlinc Judge and John Howard though doubtful how to proceed. "I spoke to him yesterday. Lady Severinge; I understand the position entirely. He told me that he was going to recommend, me for the post of agent during his absence." She gave him a look of gratitude for the way he had spared her from explanations. "Yes; you see, he -will be away some time and I must have someone." "I'm afraid I haven't much experience '' he began, but she interrupted him. "Let me put it straight to you, Mr. Reid. No great experience is needed, but what I must have is a man who is a gentleman in the true sense of the word—not one who will come here and gradually get hold of bits of gossip and weave their, together. You have been here while this terrible affair has been happening and know all about it. A stranger would want to find things out for himself and get an entirely wrong idea." Her face turned from white to red as she spoke, and he understood her meaning. "And then," she went on, as he waited, "Mr. Colindale told me you were a man of private means who had no particular occupation, and that would be all the better, for if you wanted to go at any time no harm would be done," "Quite so," Reid replied, wondering what all this was leading up to. "The difficulty is that I am not really in the position of being able to appoint anyone—at least I don't know quite where I stand. Mr. Reid," she said in a sudden burst of candor, "I'm going to be quite frank with you. My late j husband has left me totally un- i provided for. All I shall have is the allowance for the two children. You sec, I don't know how (ar I can spend that on salaries and so on." "You have been very good in speaking openly with me, Lady Severinge. I will do the same. I have nothing to do, and am a rolling stone, without kith or Idn or. home of my own. I have, however, money of my own." A smile flickered round his mouth at the thought of the method by which he had acquired the said money. , "And I told Colindale that if you offered me the job I would take it." "When do you wish me to come?" he said simply. "The sooner the better, Mr. Colindale's office will be at your disposal, and you can go through the accounts and the general scheme of things he has devised with regard to the estate and its upkeep. I will help you if I can." He glanced round the cottage and laughed. "I am already a tenant of your, Lady Severinge, but there is nothing much here that I should have to move. I can pack a suitcase and come almost at once if you, like." She smiled at his urgency. "I hardly thing it would do for us to be seen walking together to the Abbey. I came from the village on purpose; but if you care to come at lunch time, it will give me time to tell James, our butler." She bit her Up at the humiliating thought that she would have to consult him. Had she gone then—she had already put on her mackintosh—a rather embarrassing situation would have been avoided. The cottage door /opened without ceremony and the tall, thin form of counting for the way of women. However, that's neither here nor there. I came to offer you a job— I don't know whether you want one, or whether it would suit you. You seem to be at a loose end, and from what I have seen of you have good' manners and address. How would you care to manage my place while I am away?" Reid was staggered. Here, within half an hour, were two people seeking his services, for no particular merit on his part. "You are going away?" he asked. 'Oh, not permanently, not even 'or long; but I have business in London and that takes me to town a goodish bit. I had a note from Colindale telling me he was taking a holiday—and I don't blame him. I don't know whether you have been told, but as the estates join he had been for some time doing the work during my absence—it's really nothing but supervision." "I am afraid I haven't the necessary experience," Reid observed. The Colonel was bound to know of the offer he had received, so he added: "It's rather a coincidence, but Lady Severinge's unexpected visit here was made to offer me Colindale's position." "And you have accepted?" "I have. If I can't manage it properly I shall resign." The Colonel's manner became more friendly. "Capital, my dear fellow, that will be excellent; you can do the two. Come along and have dinner with me tonight and we'll talk matters over. No, I insist. I had meant to ask you in any case. I'm a bachelor and quite alone, but I have an Indian cook who makes excellent curries." "Very well, I shall be there. I suppose' your bloodhounds won't be loose?" "I never allow them out of their kennels except with Coats," the Colonel said rather gravely. "Then I shall be there—about sevenish?" "That will do; don't be later because my chef goes off the deep end if his cooking is spoilt And, by the way, Reid, I have rather a queer request to make. If you should happen to see any strangers hanging round as you come up the drive, just have a look at them, will you?" "I am afraid that, as a stranger myself, I would hardly recognize strangers. They might be villagers for all I know." "I don't think any villagers would be likely to intrude on me —they are rather too afraid of my bloodhounds. And as to recognizing them, I rather think they cause of the sustained demand for a repeat, Will.Rogers in "Ambassador Bill," his great Twentieth Century-Fox triumph, will be at the Avery Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. The great comedy king, in an entirely new and distinct role, plays the part of American visitor to the mythical European country of Sylvania. Landed there from an airplane by the deposed king himself disguised as a pilot, Rogers befriends the child-king, Tad Alexander, ruling in lieu of his separated parents. Rogers teaches the young king to play baseball and they start a Boy Scout troup. Court etiquette is upset and Will is compromised by Greta Nissen, an international adventuress. Following a successful revolution in which the king regains his throne, Will becomes ambassador to Sylvania from the United States. Other players are Marguerite Churchill and Gustav Von Seyffertitz. ion's Harbord to Direct Plans for Legi Convention in N. Y. NEW YORK—Gen. James G. Harbord, former chief of staff of the American Expeditionary force and now chairman of the board of directors of the Radio Corporation of America, has been elected presi- ident of the American Legion 1937 Convention corporation of New York city. In selecting General Harbord for this iinportant post, the board of directors of the convention corporation picked one of America's outstanding wartime leaders. General Harbord not only made an enviable record as first chief of staff of the A. E. F., but later commanded the famous brigade of marines of the Second U. S. division in the historic fighting at Belleau Woods, and still later the entire division at Chateau Thierry where the immortal "Leathernecks" stopped the German rush toward Paris. He is a born leader of men. "Back in the old home town there were half a dozen of those stork derby families," says Senator Soaper, "who didn't know a contest was on."—Kansas City Star. 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The district attorney said "i1 was simply a question of revenge' after Suliivan had been charged with mistreating a 12 year old girl and ordered held for trial Admits All Killings. "Never at any time did he deny any of the killings," Park said. "The man claimed he was being framed and" felt that people were persecuting him. So he decided to square accounts." Those killed Thursday night were: Mrs. Laura Bacon, 53 year old social worker. Mrs. Mary Vukelja, 49, mother of the 12 year old girl Milan Vukelja, 19, her son. Joseph Benda, 53 .' Mrs. Helen Benda, 45. Park continued: "He wanted revenge on Mrs. Vukelja for prosecuting him on charges he claimed were false. Claims Stories Untrue. "He claimed that Mrs. Benda had told Mrs. Vukelja of relations between him and the little girl. Sullivan claims these stories are untrue. So he was angry at Mrs. Benda. "The parents of the little girl had consulted with Mrs. Bacon, the social worker, and had taken her advice about what action- should be taken against Sullivan. For that reason he was angry at Mrs. Bacon." Constable Thomas L. Gallagher said he started for jail with Sullivan after the hearing last night on charges of mistreating the girL Nora Springs Man's Claim for Damages in Collision Denied ST. PAUL, (£>)—The Minnesota State supreme court Friday upheld the Ramsey county district court, denying Percy L. Hartwell, NOKI Springs, Iowa, trucker, $25,000 damages sought for a collision with a disabled truck of Oliver Bastings of Minneapolis. The court held that a freight truck stalled by motor trouble was not a "parked" car subject to parking regulations. The stalled truck carried lights. REMARKABLE! The ncwWISS Kitchen Sheus will remove chote tijhc jit tnd bottle top* thit sometimes bruite your fingen—deou> gingenle sndttxk bottles—crack nuts' and squeeze lemons. 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