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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1933 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE THE OLD HOME TOWN By STANLEY"] 'HUH, HOW COME you'ee )HAVENT SEEN YOU CDTTWC? UP is i CVAY. -TONY AT POOL- ROOM DONE OWE ME FOUR DOLLARS FOR. TWO VEAftS ANO ON THE I5TÂ« OF DECEMBER TO OPPER ME. TDK EM PAYMENT- TWO BITS AMP THE TIM 1N/E =j HE WAS 5O1N = TO D E FAUUT-AÂ«AI N'. TME PORTER AT THE CENTWAL. HOTEL. HAS BEEN READINC, THE NEVJSPAPErÂ»3 ABQlVf THOSB FOfeEKSM PESTS THE LOVE WAGER By EDNA ROBE WEBSTER CHAPTER 33 | After the gay and colorful days in Havana, Troplca Beach was like a pall to the crowd. They settled down restlessly into the usual routine of bathing and tennis or golf, dining and dancing; which waa made bearable by the anticipation of the yacht party which Stuart was giving for Lizetta. He was assured that his father's yacht, the Logan- than, would be anchored off the -Florida coast on Friday and ready for the cruise. Ha had ordered his guests to don sailor togs for the first evenings, and to bring additional luggage for several days. The Dunbars, Mrs. Rogers and Mr. Donnelly had been included in the guest list, as well as Marlon's anticipated guest. Count Diavini. "Why, of course I want to go with you," Marion had accepted Stuart's invitation instantly, "but what shall C do with Count Diavini? He is coming over for the week-end." "Bring him along, of course," he suggested. Which was exactly what Marion had expected and hoped he would say. "You're too sweet," she told him affectionately and added triumpb- -- antly, "but I still think Â· you gave me the test party, with my help." "You haven't seen this one, yet," he reminded her with good humor. Neither of them ever had referred to the beach party and Its disturbing elements which had given her a brief triumph over Lizetta and had provided him with reason to doubt her sincerity. Marlon was biding her time for an opportunity to score again, and Stuart was determined not to give her a chalice to believe she had deceived him. So they were very amiable with each other when they met together, in the manner of friendly enemies. And, although Stuart harbored a premonition that Marion was going to be disappointed in the count, he refrained from offering any advice or suggestion. He feared that she might suspect he was jealous of him, and that was the last thing in the world he would want her to think. However, It was not Marion who excited the next disturbing element for Lizetta. It was Kernia who, perceiving that Marion was well out of the way for the present, entered the campaign with sudden zeal. She had not known how to cope with Marion's subtle methods, but she hadn't a. doubt that she could outwit Llz- etta for Stuart's attention. When Stuart invited her to join the cruise, she asked coyly, "And when is It my turn to have a party? Can't I tie next, if you are entertaining for each of us?" And what could he say? There if" I 1 was nothing he could do except to promise her that she shou";Q be the next one so honored. "Suppose you plan your own party, as Marion did You can do so much better than I, 1 he suggested, with little display of interest. "What's the matter with Lizzie?" Kerma caught the advantage quickly, "Don't you think she knows how to give a party?" He might have been angered at that, but he only replied emphatically, "Indeed, she could. I rather guess she could heat ua all, but it was I who proposed to give the party for her." He did not add that the others had asked him to entertain for them, but Kerma was well aware of the fact. "Then you'll plan one for me?" she soaxed gently. "Please, I'd like it so much better that way." "All right," he agreed, "but don't blame me if I have to une all my ideas on this first one and the next one is a wash-out." "It won't be," she assured him, and added, "of course, if you want me to help you plan it, we might do much better together." "Yes, I've heard that before-about two heads being better than one--but that probably depends upon whose heads they are." She affected vexation. "Now, is that nice?" "Oh, of course I meant that If you Â·uad some other head got together --." he laughed. "1 was only trying to get mine out of the noose. Thia party proposition is getting too heavy to be comfortable." "I suppose you are wondering if we never had affaire before you come here. We did. It Is the new arrivals like you who keep the place alive. Only there haven't been so many guests like you this season, so we have to take advantage of the few who do stop." _ "So I notice. I thought there must be some explanation for my popu- arity." "Don't you like It?" "I enjoy it immensely. Don't I look like it? I'm not uned to being noticed, and I like the diversion." Her glance was scornful, for she knew that he was mocking her, Bui she pretended to think that he serious. "Then will you take ma for nine holes of golf this afternon?" "Sorry, but I'm just about due to meet Lizetta for tennis. We played 18 holes this morning. You are behind in the program." He did not Â·jay who "we" had been who playec olf, but Kerma we!! knew. VSTiat did Lizzie do to keep this man so constantly at her command? Did she follow him up or go places ahead oÂ£ him and demand his attention? But no, Kerma had tried that method herself. Hadn't she done her best to date him several times?,And always, he was meeting Lizetta, or swimming with Lizetta, or golfing with Lizetta, or his name was on Lizetta's program at dances before she could manage to present hers. The situation was exasperating. With Marlon out of the game, It should be a walk-away for her. Marion was her only rival for beauty at Troplca Beach. But she could do nothing more about it this afternoon. Stuart was meeting Lizetta for tennis, he had definitely informed her. She substituted Jim for golf, and lost the match because of the problem Stuart presented. Marion dispatched the invitation to Count Diavini for Stuart's party, having already received from him In the two days since her departure from Havana, two radiograms, two airmail letters and a perfectly gorgeous box of cut jasmine, by airplane and special messenger. His card, embellished with a royal coat-of-arms, also bore this glamorous message, "Exotic flowers for the most beautiful lady of my dreams." The first letter had informed her, "I am rushing this message to assure you that I have done everything possible to recover your bracelets. I am still deeply concerned that I may have been at fault in the slightest possible manner. Perhaps, had I not coaxÂ«d you to slip away with me--but ah! I shall not regret that for one moment! And neither shall you. Even priceless jewels canot be compared with such precious moments. The jewels, I can replace with money; the happiness In being with you; I could not purchase with all the money in the world. "So, do not be alarmed, my sweet. The chief assures me that every effort will be made to recover your loss, but It will require a little time. Perhaps the finder will delay a considerable time before disposing of such valuable gems, and then attempt to do so in a roundabout way. But you may leave the matter to me, entirely. I shall make myself responsible." To which, Marion hastened to reply with confidence, that she unspeakably grateful for his trouble that she could not think of accepting his responsibility, but if the bracelet!) were recovered she wouli be indebted to his kindness. The sire days of their separation witnessed aix letters exchanged ant half as many radio messages; ant on the sixth day the count arrives at Trorlca Beach In person, faultlessly groomed and profusely dc lighted to discover that Marion was even more enchanting than he hat remembered her. "Do you know," he confldet gently, "I had half wondered these last two or three days if you mlgh have been an illusion or perhaps a happy dream! But here I am, actu ually holding your little hands In mine, and you are more beautlfu than ever." Here was victory. Marion exulted which made even Imagination tun pale. Here was romance intensificc to an exalted degree. Lizetta welcome to her native American who talked like a 10-word telegram . OP COOOSE. VOO KSJONfJ -JJOOO \-\KB 1 THAT \s PWCEUESS -ct \nouN SOREV.V .VJ'U- BE GLA.O TO PASS OM V.OCK 1 . YS,IT'S QOAUTY UES It^T^E VMOOD \KE-twA,-v iÂ« MEW . X OCfrVT SUPPOSE IP YOU K (TvOiTMOS. VOO'O CARE. TO OS NNHERH. Qe NfjiuuwiG TO TEUU us ? That's Dad's Secret ByLes ForgraYe -see^ OH NOT HPi\MNO ENOUGH o \'V\ ONV THE^ High Pressure Pete Sweep Out Padded Cell No. 678 Frank MerriwelTs Schooldays VMO VWvS VJ\TU MERE! (U EU. J , Â·- - VF..., COACH, SMI? HE V/AS TOO Busy PtAV EXP6.2eMCBl TO What Now? By BurtL Standish Ho\JJ STbp CKYiMG, MUGGS fA Tb J SfAMK VoU BUT VoU Â· ' NVER.E. A. BAE BoY \ ) WHX zttoxrr you To Do BeTteR.-? A Nt.Ce, UTTLE FEUjO\W wAsrr Muggs McGinnis WUV X WAS YoUR By Wally Bishop Cogyright, 1933, by Central PrcÂ» Association, .Inc. VJELL.QBOVJM EXES. OEING I vouvwreee FIRE- i -MENf HAS ITS I ADVANTACJHS' APTEIZ. ALL .' I EATINGU \HOULO COME IM HWvlCN WO NIGHT, 1 /-- SQUlRr IS STILL AND AM I AU AB1-N1E CTIEtZ-NOU Putting Etta's Flame Out By Paul Robinson and treated a girl like a wax \ THE TTJXTS dummy. (TO BE CONTINUED) By YOUNG It is reported that President Roosevelt Is at work on a book which will list the Ten Best Tories of 1933.--H. I. Philips in the New York Sun. . A Hollywood director calls Mae West "the hiok'a Idea of Cleopatra." "Whyn't cha come up the Nile some time?"--Detroit News. NUMSKUU, DEAR. NOAH= IF THE i-AOY BROKE THE DOES THAT MEAN HB DID AIT SO1TOR 1 M.O.BILLAU, A COUPUE Of- BAD EGGS MVOU1_D THHV c^ET PRESH? StMDIN VOOR. NUMti ~TÂ° BRICK BRADFORD By William Ritt and Clarence Gray; TVffi GODS / SUCH BEAUTY ONLY OF 6O RIMGA5MVSEI.P fHE-IMCA FOfirSETS THE BA.GAIM/ MOT TIL.L. AMAFIL1 (3 , VOOM DOES SHE BECOME CH! ^T 1 M3UI2- QUE.EM '