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Mason City, Iowa
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Monday, October 10, 1949
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Oct. 8, 194§ Huon City Gleb«-Giz«tte, M»»on City, U. 3Jfear Adventure LORING « by fmfll* loring ~ Ditlribvltd by King ftalvftt Synefkal* SYNOPSIS I S pi r ing. France* Phillip) vUiti kindly old Jndru posted." Be sure and keep me Grime* in BoiUa to dlieuii her late Aunt Becky'g will. Tw« years hence, under certain conditions, she will Inherit this estate. On her way up t« the Judge's •fflce in the elevator, Fran observes a very baffled younj man, one obviously juit out oC uniform. Because he choie an." to remain on army duty overseas, Fran's brother Ken has appointed his buddy Mylea Jaffray t« watch over her affair*. She retenti the fact that she must account to this stranger tar her every more, fain hli approval •( the mas the may choose to marry. CHAPTER THREE THE JUDGE chuckled as Fran talked about her job in Maine. "When do you go?" "I am leaving tomorrow. The Gallery will open the first day of June. Mr. Sargent wants me there a few days before that I may learn the ropes. His wife has invited me to stay at their place, Rocky Point, but I will find a spot of my own. The Cambridge house is closed, with a caretaker engaged for the grounds. I splurged on a summer wardrobe, contributed to a couple of charities whose welfare I have at heart, and scraped the bottom of my bank account. Decided it would be interesting to live on my salary. The new trustee can't hold back my income due September 5th if I side-step meeting him, can he? That's a thought." "Certainly not. Why would he want to?" "You never can tell, authority does . queer things to people. I'll bet Ken named him trustee of Rebecca Harding's estate to give him a financial boost on his return to practice, the fees will help with his expenses while he waits lor clients. It would be so like that brother of mine. He's a push-over for lame ducks." The Judge frowned thoughtfully. "I wouldn't exactly call Myles Jaffray a lame duck." "Of course you wouldn't. You are sold on him, completely sold. I can see that with half an eye. Okay, if you won't fight for me at least promise you won't tell him where I am." "How can lie forward your income if he doesn't know where you are?" "Through you, all communications through you." "What will be your address?" She laid a card on the desk and a small dark blue envelope. "Here it is, even to the phone number, also one of the keys to my safety-deposit box at the bank. My war bonds are there also, my pearls and jewelry; except for some small stuff and the large cluster diamond ring that was Aunt Becky's, I didn't want the care of it." "Why leave the key with me?" "If I want any of the things I thought you would get them for me. You won't mind, will you?" "No, but I hopeNyou won't cash the bonds, Franny." "Why should I, unless the new trustee goes berserk and refuses to give me money when I want it?" She shook her head to clear her eyes of the tears that suddenly blurred them. "I—I hate to leave you, Judge. I—I always feel that in a way I belong to you." "You are not leaving me, child, Til be right here whenever you need me. I am glad you. are break- "I will, you dear, I will." She kissed his cheek with impulsive tenderness, laughed and blinked away tears. "Exit the career wom- 'It's you, Miss," the operator greeted as she stepped into the passengerless car. "Remember the guy in gray who went up when you did, said he wanted to go to the roof?" "I remember him. Good heavens, he didn't fall off, did he?" "Naw, but he acted awful queer. Stopped at 7th twice, then carrie back. Perhaps he heard Judge Grimes shoutin'. When the old fella tries to talk above the riv- etin' you could hear him at the State House. Anyhow he didn't seem certain where he wanted to go." ing away from Forget the past old associations, and make the Fran thought of the deep authoritative voice. "He seemed to me like a person who knew exactly where he wanted to go and would get there." "Yeah, you said something. I guess he knows where he wants to go, all right. You can't tell nothin' about guys like him, though. He was so queer I reported him to the superintendent. He's going to have him watched if he's still in the building. Thei-e's been a lot of safebreaking in this neighborhood, lately. Looks to me an' the superintendent as if this gent might be a finger man of a gang—they dress snappy like him." The operator's voice went flat. "Street, Miss." * * * A breeze lightly scented with the salty tang of kelp, murmurous with the lazy lap of the tide against rocks, stirred the palm-designed chintz. hangings at the long open windows of the dining room in the Sargent home, Rock'y Point. It set a-flicker the tall tapers in the 2 4-branch candelabra on the handsomely appointed table. Bare shoulders are in again for better or worse, largely worse at this table, Fran Phillips decided. "Lucky I wore my pale amber, more in harmony with the ensemble than the lettuce green taffeta I was tempted to wear. If—" "I take it you don't care for littleneck clams, Miss Phillips," the man at her left commented in the hushed voice of a conspirator. "That's the 4th you've sneaked under the ice on which they are served." i Fran' laughed as she met his amused dark eyes. "Don't betray my guilty secret. I just can't swallow them. It would be a social blunder to leave the 6 poor little things untouched, so I give them decent burial. A method distinctly my own. Rather original, what?" "Do you apply the same deepfreeze method to persons you don't like?" Before she could answer he turned to reply to a question of the hostess, at whose right he sat. Who is he, Fran asked herself, she must have been in the throes of a mental blackout when they were introduced before dinner; perhaps they hadn't been introduced—he wasn't the sort of person one forgot. Perhaps they hadn't met—the aperitifs were be- library, she had been detained at the gallery. "You haven't heard a word I've said," accused the man at her right. "I don't believe you know my name." "It is Morrison Grave, 'Morrie' to your hostess. When I refused a cocktail you brought me a glass of tomato juice with the lugubrious air of one offering a poison cup. We came in to dinner together and you asked if I had begun to feel at home in the state of Maine, an astonishing cliche coming from 'one of our rising men politically,' Mrs. Sargent speaking," "One hundred per cent correct, even to that quote, if I say it who shouldn't." The slightly bald, slightly rubicund, slightly overweight old-young man beamed at her. "How do you do it? Apparently in spirit you were miles away from this room. What cataclysm of events landed you as assistant in the Sargent gallery here?" "Mr. Sargent needed an attractive, up-to-the-minute young woman to help—that's me, if I say it who shouldn't—I needed desperately an entire change of environment, Gene and I were class\ mates at college, she suggested that I come here for the summer. Here I am. Does that answer your question? It should. You now have the story of my life in tabloid." "I'll bet I haven't. I'll bet a man was involved in that change of environment you needed so desperately." (To Be Continued) Sells Old Surrey Rockford—Miss Rosa Hubbard, who lives on her farm north ol town, recently sold a surrey anc light driving harness that had been purchased by her father the late Charles Hubbard over 4( years ago, to W. C. Newbern of Rudd. Mr. Newbern has a team of ponies that he expects to hitch to the surrey. Building at Manly Changes Ownership Manly—J. F. Bitker closed a deal Thursday with A. Hargrave of Prairie du Chien, Wis., whereby le sold a building which has loused the Humburg clothing store and 3 apartments, one on the jfround floor and 2 on the 2nd "loor, all occupied. The clothing store had recently moved to a new location. Mr. Hargrave has taken possession and is getting the building in readiness for a dry cleaning establishment. Mrs. Hargrave and daughter will arrive later and as soon rangements can be made, the family will occupy one of the apartments. This building was erected Mr. Bitker 2 years ago. During the winter months per cent of the migratory birds remaining in the United stay in a strip bordering the Atlantic ocean and Gulf of Mexico and north up the Mississippi or on the west coast Sound southward into California. /VOAH MOMSKOLU GET OUT 01= A IN. OWE PIECE Try and Stop Me By BENNETT CERF TTEDDA HOPPER is afraid that ,the drastic economy wave •*••*• engulfing Hollywood is going to cause, changes in the names of some famous motion pictures. She expects that The Best Years of Our Lives, for instance, may well be reissued as Nice Day. The Long Voyage Home may become Ferry to Hoboken. Letter to Three Wives may be entitled Memo, and Gone with the Wind be known henceforth as Phtfft. s ( WHO'S \THAT? XJS5**s*.V^£ ^ Kta / •'- OH, DEAF?! . PAGWOODS NAPPING, AND 1 HATE TO WAKE HIM UP ITS JUST ME.DEAP-- WHO DID YOU THINK IT WAS. A BURGLAR? 1 WAS JUST CURIOUS THREE DOLLARS COLLECT THE "EXE" WAS PRETTY GOT A HUNCH SOME CUSTOMERS COMWL RISk A SKID SHAFT.' NO HEAT ON US, FOR TEAMWtNOS UP IN THE CELLAR! V am. IM. DM n>mtt «tttiK«T.'ui. WOILD uam mtrm FLAVINS POST OFFICE PR£SIDENTM C KEE? AS FAR AS UMMM!- -MAVBE i SPOKE A BIT HASTILY'..READ R-frREADING THE SUGGESTIONS WE GOT FOR. NEWCARDS,BRIDC.ETl-- THEY'RE ALLTER-RRIBLE! I H AVENT GOT A PENTHOUSE- DONT EVEN OWN AN ETCHING BUT I'D LIKETOTELL-A-V1SION THAT ITHIHK. SHE'S VERY FETCHING! SO.IFYOLJ LIKE ME.K1DDIE-OH, PLEASE COME AND SEE MY VIDEO! SET'EM OteR^ I CAMY TAKE A. BY THE FEMCE j CHANCE ON ANYTHING WE'RE OMLY > HAPPENING TO GRANDPA'S GQIH&TO PLAYI LITTLE HI ~~^s* HI.SKEETER.! PUTDOWH BUTCH"T YouR STUFP AND PLAY " ' ^ - A LIU" FOOTBALL WITH USH I CAK1T NOW ! I'VE. GOT TO GET THESE HOME EVERYTHING THAT CAM HAPPEN TO THAT CHEESE _HAS ALREADY HAPPEMEDl! ^ IS MOST OF "THE WILE> UFE= OK //M ouie-OAIL.S: ELLA L.BOMt> STEI MS VIL LE-, present something vital and in-1 ing served when she entered the DAILY CROSS WORD •cTOnr An American merchant, traveling- through Russia, sent his friends a series of illuminating postcards. The first one read, "Greetings from Free Warsaw." The second, ten days later, read, "Greetings from Free Prague." The third, after another fortnight had gone by, read, "Greetings from Free Budapest." Then there was a month's silence, after which a final message arrived that was postmarked Paris, This one read, "Greetings from free Rabinowitz." Copyright. 1949. by Bennett Cerf. Distributed by King Feature* Svodletu. ACROSS I.Joy 6. Faultily 11. Writer of fables 12. Per. to tone 13. Maiden 15. Capital of Norway 5. An attack 6. Close to 7. Cry of a cow 8. Offended 26. Sheltered side 27 Man's nickname (poss.) 0. A seasoning 29. Lampreys 10. Astringent 32 Quantity frutt of 14. Observe paper 16. Bitter vetch 18. Incite 35. Public 17. Larva of eye-20. Pants ordinance threadworm 21. In a position 36. Food 19. Shoshonean for motion leavings Indian 22. Exclama- 37. Soft tSon hair 23 Constella-; from tion ' sheep 24. Asiatic 39 Small mountain ' mountain chain lake QQOB HO UQU DQHB BHQ OQ scin auu can nta HIDQG 20. Spherical 22. Sunk-fence (Eng:.) 25. Metallic cooking vessel 28. Ascend 30. Cornered in a tree 31. Encumber 33. March date 34. Not awake 36. Predatory night bird 38. Mournful 39. Convert into leather 42. Highway 44. Optical illusion 46. Evergreen shrub 48. Centers, as of apples 49. Kind of rock 50. Cultivates DOWX 1. Ordered 2. Shakespearean king 3. Doctrines' 4. Distress signal Trtlerday'i 40. Grew old 41. Headland 43. Speck 45. Spawn offish 47. Neon (sym.) 22 28 24 20 43 17 47 14 32 SO 21 45 27 41 SCOTT'S SCRAP BOOK By R. J. SCOT1 HOW MA.MV . . PLAH-fS SUPPLY IKE MORE. 50 FIRMS pRotmcmc VEHICLES WAS EVER ANYONE IN A WORSE ^ MESS THAN THIS; TRY AS i MIGHT I'LL NEVER GET THESE BUGS -Xj n.u.n OUT OP MY JERRYj MORE I TRY TME WCBSE" > IT GETS. WEU.- IT WON'T HELP A BIT TO CRY! Copt. 1947. Kinjt FnTun IM WotW AND IT WON'T HELP TO SCOLD THE BOYS ANY MORE. THERE'S JUST ONE REMEDY FOR MY TROUBLE, AND MUCH AS I HATE IT, 1 MUST HAYE IT DONE, -ft OH, HELLO", DR. MORGAN/ LET'S CUMS TO THE TOP OF 'LOVERS'LEAP? JUDITH.' CLOVERS' I ..ONE..-WHY NOT?.', X* *tf<*. ~V.V-i. W <t<£. IARLY MA££. fROK MIMA.L, WORKS. J IK NEW YORK CHY, UKCOVEREP DURIK6 REPAIR, HAS H0< LEAKED SINCE. 18SO C 99 YEARS A<£) WHEK rf WAS LAID* 10-8 DAILY CRYPTOQUOTE—Here's how to work it: AXYDLBAAXR Is LONGFELLOW One letter simply stands for another. In this example A is used for the three L's, X for the two O's. etc. Single letters, apos- trophles, the length and formation of the words are all hints. Each day the code letters are different. 1 A Crjrptofnun QnoUtfon <S DNZ WZ AUGQL, GUPSUCU, NIA LNZ WZ D J N Z U J L— D B D U. -rday'a Cryptoquote: AN ANGEL, ONCE, BUT NOW A "GROWN, TOO OFTEN TALKED OP, BUT TOO LITTLE KNOWN—SWIFT. putributtd by Xin« mttuw Syndle*u ROOM AND BOARD By GENE AHERN VERY WELL-— I'LL FLIP A COIN TO SEE WHICH OF US DOES ONE OR.THE OTHER. JOB -"-TAILS IS FOR MAKING UP THE BEDS--AND HEADS IS FOR. DOING THE VACUUAA CLEANING AND G/--"/\WM-rL TAKE HEADS/ WAIT A MINUTE- NOT WITH THAT COIN/ ] WE'LL FLIP MY QUARTER/- YOUVE FLAMMED US MANY TIMES WITH THAT GYP DOUBLE-HEADED COIN/ HAS BEEN TAKEN BY IT BEFORE IF I'M WOT HERE AT BREAKFAST TIME YOU'LL KWOW I'M OW MY. WAY BACK TO J KlUfi- < CORMY'S, CASTLE/, I UWDERSTAWD, 1 OAKY/GIVE t4 MY REGARDS H TO HIS , .MAJESTY.' GOOOW1GHT I-SOW/J PAPPV/ .AND A FEW MWU1ES LATHS- I.? U.V P.t. Off. A? N*wif«arun> *. /* ™>L vfv^ DEUGA/ I OIDW'T JOAI^.l KNOW YOU AT r^ i/VE FIRST/ WHAT-?/ BROUGHT .VOUR HORSE SO WE/r ? UMABLE TO BREAK OPEN THE HEAVY IRON pi BATE CMESTWITM SHOVELS. THE KID'S TAK.EITOUT 70THE SHIP,,* SQUEALING.'.' f SHOUriMG.'.T DANCING.'.? 7HEOSOC IS TUfZ-NEC INTO A MADHOUSE" MOMi'DAD-* ,GETUP,QUICX.f IRON BAB- MENT? ? f "fa ^ .|U / I soiwe MASSIVE LOCK IS BKOKEN.? 5^, AND AS IKS THICK; BUST/ is FLUNG BAOC.? SILENCE BALLS OVEfe I CROWD- PAN MY^ /© QRA2EP ON THE AFTCT THE FHISOWE* SHOT Me.BfCELLBWCy, I FOUGHT HIM jp,.-.v- UKB TWENTV LOWS BUT HE esc*PEp over AAV PVING BOOV.' /"WE SHOULD HAVE SCAKCHED SIM5 ALMS •NEIPPORWIARMS BUT DETAINING HIM W45 1 PUMLYAPOUCKFAVCXj TOVOU.'AOW.H* OW? FUGITIVE .' SINCE you wi« AIPINS 'PROBLEM TOO, now CAN z , H£U» Sift/ WtUtENPOUTANX ALMTMATONCE/ BUT THERE ARE MVBAP 1 HIWNG PLACES IN OU> / CANO, IFFiNPI / HOLD IT, W.IVE*'- HEy, SWEEP.' WHEKE YOU KEN? HOPOW/ WE'KE GOJN'TO SEE THt PVRAMIP5.'.'

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