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Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, September 29, 1949
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Sept. 1949 SUion City Globe-Oaielte, Mmon City, la. BY FAITH BALDWIN Try and Stop Me CHAPTER FORTY-TWO CHRIS was standing by the window looking out. He said, without turning, "Amenly has left, I think." Now Terry remembered sounds of footsteps and muffled voices in the corridors earlier that morning. They had registered briefly on her consciousness but no more; she had been too intent upon her personal _ i. t _ _ -By BENNETT CERF problems. He added, "I suppose they'll send the boat back for us," turned, looked at her and smiled. His face was a little drawn but for a moment it was open again and familiar. He added, "Don't worry too much." But that meant nothing, exactly nothing, she thought, as she dressed and heard the shower running next door. And presently Alika tapped on the door and said, "I have your tray, Mrs. Russell." Alika was the daughter of the Hawaiian couple whose main duty it was to keep the house in readiness for the family, and who together wtih Alika and her sister came to help when the Russells j ~ r the' door, and Alika came in. She was a pretty girl and Terry remembered that in the spring she was to be mar- were on Naniola, Terry opened ried. She thought, luck. I wish her Alika set the tray on a small battered table, as she had done on the previous morning. Later they'd had a big communal breakfast, but today, she remembered, only Cordelia would be downstairs. She asked hesitantly, "Is Mrs. Russell breakfasting in her room?" Alika said, yes. She added that Mrs. Russell, Mr. Jack, and Mr. Amenly had left. Her dark eyes were veiled. She had still been in the house last night after dinner. How much she or anyone else had heard, who could tell? Or what they surmised. She said, "Mrs. Russell says she will be downstairs in half an hour and to ask if you would join her." On the tray a pot of the strong, bitter Kona coffee, and the sweet golden flesh of the papaya, toast folded in a napkin, sugar and cream. When Chris came out of the bathroom, Terry was standing by the windows, her, cup in her hand, and Alika had gone. She was thinking that when you are unhappy beauty is an. added burden; she was thinking that she might never see Naniola again, set in a sapphire sea. When Chris had dressed he sat down to drink his coffee and eat the fruit with its scattered black seeds of pepsin. He said, "Do sit down—the papaya is very good." "I'm not hungry, Chris. And Alika said your aunt wants to see She said, when he had kissed her, "We mustn't keep your aunt waiting." Cordelia was out on the enormous lanai. She looked as if she hadn't slept and when they came out to her she regarded them gravely, without smiling. She said instantly, '.'Sit down, 1 want to talk with you. Chris, your uncle and Jack took Mr. Amenly off the island this morning; they will pick xip the car and go to the airport. Hale will drive the car back and then return with the boat. We can leave tomorrow morning." "Okay," said Chris, without question or comment. "You've breakfasted?" she asked. "Yes. We don't want anything now," said Terry quickly, "at least, I don't." Cordelia nodded. And Chris said, with an attmept at a smile, "Did our friend go quietly." •'I didn't see him, but I presume so. It really doesn't matter. Have you any plans?" she asked. Chris spoke before Terry could answer. He said, "You may not like it, Aunt Cordelia. But we are going' to stay in the Islands. I'm going to get a job. This will upset Uncle Hugo and it will be contrary to Jack's Ideas. But if I don't, Terry says she will leave I F one of those "Most Embarrassing Moment" contests ever is held in Nova Scotia, the first prize unquestionably should go to police lieutenant Victor Apedaile. The lieutenant testified in , lieutenant Victor Apedaile. The lieutenant testified in court that a slot machine seized in a gambling raid never paid off. He put in a single coin to demonstrate to the jury—and hit the jackpot? .. _ YOURBABY-, BLUE EYES AND GOLDEN CUE THAT REALI SEND ME It i^J *&f E o£ ?<a o /• Joe Cannon, speaker ot the House of Representatives from 1903 to 1911. was known more for his candor and explosive temper than for tact. Accordingly, he had many bitter enemies. One day an Intimate confided that another congressman was circulating a number of particularly vile rumors about "Uncle Joe." Cannon chewed his cheroot thoughtfully and said "Well now. that's mighty strange; I can't account for it at all. I can't remember having done that fellow a single favor." Allene Talmey, one of th« luscious sophisticates who edit Vogue Magazine, defines a liberal as "a radical with a wife and two children." Copyright. 1W9, bjr BMMMU C*ri- Dlitrttnjt«d *>* King FcatorM 8yndlc*t* 39 11 OH, 1 DO. TOO 'YOUDO NOT DO, MUSH •.^f ;<>& . YOU'PE REPEATING CURLS THAT REALLY SEND ME ^V *m^vv*MWtex!UKjr&z*Ksiu>t Sk®ssai£s^ssi!ss^as«isis!Kt SH-HM--POP/ THIS IS ANOTHER GIRL \ IT ; <• «3t!tjs»as«>5i(«sat»s»*»!-5»a•..- ,o*c Opt. IgW. Kio» Famai • PU1TLED, AU. ABOARD THE "" ON 'SEAWTCU IK THE WHAT GUVOED US HERE ... DURING -THE STORM LAST NIGHT !< [TiS . _„. EHG'INES AND PRO: CEEO SICNJLY " ^ MIXW r"•»•'_ . INTO SUP l< 7 »V SGCfll&SCBAP BOOK By R.1 SCOTT ^1%.. lTKWCiTZ.1 me. 'Is this true?" Cordelia asked Terry. "Yes." "Do you think it •wise?" Terry said, "Chris suggested that he find something to do on the mainland." She looked steadily at Cordedia. "But I believe that his place is here and that he will COMPANY LONG, BRIDGET? •ICAME HERE _ "GUTTER 61 R.L!V> . •<o us presently, gone." The others have "So?" He pushed back his chair and lit a'cigarette. He had not, she noticed, done more than eat a mouthful of the papaya. "What are you going to tell Aunt Cordelia?" "What I've;told you—as much, T mean, as concerns her." His chair fell with a crash which seemed louder than an explosion and he went quickly toward her and took her in his arms. He said, never be happy until he proves jt to himself, no matter how deep his distaste or humiliation." Chris flushed. He said, "Terry doesn't understand, she hasn't the remotest idea what it will be like." "I don't care what it will be like," said Terry. "You see!" Chris asked his aunt. "In a curious way I'm sorry for you and for Uncle Hugo. This must be the last thing you'd want. . . ." "I can't speak for your uncle," said Cordelia, "and you can't speak for me. Even if I don't want it I agree with Terry." "You do?" He was astonished beyond belief. "Yes, as there's no reason why you shouldn't take your rightful place here—" "My grandfather made that impossible," he interrupted. Cordelia shook her head. "You made it impossible," she contradicted, "for even if your father's and your uncle's positions had been reversed, you would still have had to work for whatever authority you desired to reach." His eyes were very bright. "Of course," he agreed, "and work hard, sweating it out, from beginning to end. But with this difference, that I would then be doing what was expected of me, as any man does who goes into his father's business. Not just a job given because of a family connection, a job landing nowhere." AMD . AM. UHBMftP. SfCftAP£, ^H *•! BOARD AND ROOM By GENE AHERN "It's no use, Terry. I've been trying to see things without you. T can't. If this is the way you want it, this is the way it will have to be. Do you realize all it will mean? A little house on a big plantation, among people strange to you. Talk, gossip, speculation. You may fare badly at the hands of the women. You will be expected to ake part in the social life of the plantation. It's a tight little world, in which you will not reign. You have been accustomed to reigning— VA/ITH ALL THE HOUSEHOLD /VvANAGEAAENT OF PUFFLE TOWERS ANA/AY OU VACATION WE ARE IN A DILEMMA AS TO MEALS/ - - - NOV^ AH. I CAM COOK FOR. YOU CHAPS -"BUT MY CULINARY TALENT RUNS TO THE EXOTIC CUISINE OF THE MALAY STRAITS AND INDIA- LIKE, AH- i WAIT, DOM'T GO INTO ITI RECALL YOUR. KITCHEN SKILL OF TWO YEARS AGO, 'AMD IT NA/AS A ROUTINE OF RICE, AND 47 WAYS OF SPOILING IT/ "Not lately. Oh, Chris, Chris," she said brokenly, "as long as we are together, as long as we are really together ..." "For heaven's sake, put down that cup." But it was too late, the cup shook in her hand, the coffee spilled. He took the cup from her and held her again wordlessly. He said, "I won't like it, Terry. But I'll do the best I can." For me, she thought, and for a moment was wonderfully happy. But how long would that last? She said, "That's stupid reasoning, and if Robert had lived—" He said, "I had thought never to tell you this. He wrote me as often as he could. In his last letters he said he was not coming back, that after the war was won he would find something to do on the mainland. He said he had followed your wishes because of his gratitude to you but that he had always hated it. Which was, of course, why he drank," said Chris evenly. "Chris," said Terry, her heart wrenched with pity for the older woman, "Chris, please don't. . . ." "You loved him," said Chris inexorably, "you adopted him, you would have—if you could—get him above Jack in every way. He knew it, he was grateful, and he oved you. But he would rather have been with us, Aunt Cordelia." She said stonily, "He was only a little boy when your father and riother died. You came home to us then; he would have done so." 'You don't understand," he told LJONE WILL FORGET WiS RICE MEALS V. ^MR.ROBIMSOM.l 1 DID VDO W-JOW TVIAT LAST MONTH <'<//! U\ -«3Kk r HIT A 8ASEBALL XW£I«L_. THROUGH /^i»T»BN-, MR-OG1LVE ' S WINDOW? 7/ A .A"6UTTERj' VOUKNOW -- THEy ' XiRL" » VSPRINKLETINSEU OH C.IKL..-. ^ 5NOW5CENE6F OR CHRI5TMA5 CARDS!-NICE WORK--IN MID-JULY! PRESIDENT'S 60-VEAR-, OLD SECRETARY RETIRED 1 TO PUTTER AROUND HEJ PETUNIAS I HER JOBJ SHALL WE BE STARTING OVER TO DELIVER THE PAINTING TO MAR-- ' Us, OH, THAT'S NOT TOO SERIOUS A CRIME.' ^ ^ao" ^^TWNGl^^ f^RSE-I FISHED , /7 ,, ALL SUMMER WITH- W/fi OUT A LICENSE.' ////(' CAJJ3 ^ GUESS WE CA^ OVERLOOK THAT. TOO.' BUT WHY ARE YOU TELLING ME TMIS NOW? ••/I \l / (ft- f/W f. //< CAUSE WE'RE f HAVING AN EXAM TODAY. AND UNLESS I CAN ET ARRESTED OF "" THINS. I'LL HAVE OR SOME- TAKE IT-'-' / illf 0 flrl B UH,UH; IN FOB H COME FROM MORE TROUBLE,' BEMINDtHAT . TR&E wnw YOUC HANDS UP.' MOQE , QOBBEBS?/! y^^m W&* She had given him a choice, yet if he loved her it was not really a choice. He could do nothing else if he loved and wanted her. She was repelled and astonished to realize the coercion of love, the compulsion, the weapon. It was a form of blackmail, after all. He would stay, he would do as she asked, not becaqse he believed in or recognized a personal necessity, but because she asked it, because in on other way could he keep her with him. So it would not be enough, she thought, wavering, almost ready to cry, Never mind, it's not what I want, it won't work, it can't! Yet it was a chance, their only chance. DAILY CROSSWORD her. "We were a unit, and belonged together. Sure, he would have come back here with me, and eventually escaped with me. He wrote me once that we could have been quite a team. Well, he escaped," said Chris. (To Be Continued) AfoAH MUMSKUU. - IS THE BLUe NA/HO <SETS A TRAFFIC Tlcn<rET tl AVWALK/AicS sweetens sifie breath C>E>M? /(PAH' 3 ' IF CLOCKS \A/OULC> sneriKe- FOK, \A/OL\U> THEY SETTLE FIFTY- ACROSS 1. Mature person. 6. Verbal 10. Potato (dial.) 11. Cover with pavement i2.,Vestige 13. 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BUT FOR A MOMENT I WAS EVEN FRIGHTENED OF VOU .' WILL VOU FORGIVE ME ? OF COURSE, MY DEAB ... AND I WILL KISS YOUR CHEEK ^ SHOW YOU THAT I DO , -9-23 water (Anc. Rom.) 35. Hastened 36. Edible roots tock 37. Ireland BODE! EHQB Yesterday'* Ani«r«r 38. Open the mouth wide in yawning 41. Present time 4Z 44 27 2Z 40 1 41 OA^ ( WOO AMD WHEW VOU'V WOVJ ME WE'LL G€T MARRIED/. —• c .. tf N«wlf*oturil WE'RE PRACTICALLY STRANGERS' I HAVEUT SHEW YOU SIWCE YOU WERE A 50 WHAT/?. I'VE ALWAYS DREAMED) MY HORSE, THAT YOU'D COME ^ x'WELI.IEJSJJ T <;UILIIU/? APMA1? T-~T MUCH CrLXJL'MI IKoTCARRY ^^ £r reAwciNS :: BUT ME AWAY ''"~ OW YOUR CHARGER/ OAKY DOAKT5/ A YOU'RE TRYINfi- l TO CHAWGE TME T5UBJECT/ FIFTY PACES TOTHE\ OLO_pEADTBEE-.* " HI, KIDS* ANYLU5X 2 '.ate UITW SIXTY PACES WE HIT I NOETWTOTHE . SOME-^ WRECK;->,. THIMG.', *•••. 9-28 A Cryptogram Quotation FDCK.C WH N ONKECA WA DCK INYC, PDCKC KXHCH NAE PDWFC UWUWCH OKXP— YNTVWXA. Yesterday's Cryptoquotc: THE LAWYER IS A GENTLEMAN WHO RESCUES YOUR ESTATE FROM YOUR ENEMIES^ (BROUGHAM. Clitrlbu(*d *>y Klnc TMlurei Syndk»t» BUT WHV CXJES YOUR LAW 1 WQUIRE THE POLICE TO -S HANC?LE A ROUTINE FORB&N EXCHA^45£ JOB LIKE AN INSURANCE CLAIM ?.' ? JUST SAIP, EFFENPL,. ' BOUTINS! r THE CC3NSTABLE WILL ESCORT, • you: I THIS IS THE POLICE MUSEUM, EFRENPI.' SOWE VVAf? RELICS FROMELALAMEIN.' WHILE OVER HERE \ ff£AtJWHILE 'ARENT BURIED ISA-SURE HUNTS DEFINITELY "X MABt^THE W-jHgvi.iwBgg.rv , SPCTWHEBETHE^YjHE'S SUCH A —--^ L °°D16 .?^SSli^^SI?^^ JS.' THAT'S FOR ME.' WAR THAT IS A VCRV INffENIOUS NAZI ^ LAMP »» P NE.' WiAEJE OF GLASS WO DETECTOR COULP LOCATE IT.' A SU'tHT DlSTUBBANCE WOULP ' CiZUSH THE PHIAL OF ACIP 7

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