The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on August 7, 1935 · Page 12
Get access to this page with a Free Trial
Click to view larger version

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 12

Mason City, Iowa
Issue Date:
Wednesday, August 7, 1935
Page 12
Start Free Trial

Page 12 article text (OCR)

MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, AUGUST 7 HI 1935 THE OLD HOME TOWN By STANLEY A SAY tjrcoUP OF FlSHCRMSN PASSED THE SCHOOL HOUSE ToPAV JUST AS THE JANITOR WAS A1RIN6 OUT.THE BU1I- A NEVO HANDLE ON A BELL ITOR/WLOV A YOUNG NAVY MAN'S (QK\ A/BELLE BURNS GRQMER ROMANCE. VJS?/-/ -- BEAD THIS FIRST: ! Following » whirlwind romance in Shanghai where he is attached to a U. S. gunboat, carefree Lieut. Valentine Preston suddenly marries Lla Garenne, an American southerner who is alone in the world except for an aunt in Peiping and a father in the Gobi desert whom she has not seen for years. When Val is transferred to Puget Sound Navy Yard, Lia \s greatly disappointed at leaving- China. At Bremerton Val finds Janice Edding, daughter of Captain Edding who is also stationed there. His childhood sweefr- heart, he left her in a huff as she sailed from Shanghai and that same day first met Lia. The Prestons meet Maurice Cordray, an aviation executive, who displays an unusual interest in Lia, After a business trip to Seattle with Captain Edding, Val returns to find Lia giving a gay party. At first incensed, he later joins in. Suffering ill effects from the party, the next day Val sends the wrong refueling orders in code to the fleet practicing off the coast. A serious offense, he fears a court- martial. Reprimanded by Captain Edding, Val is told he will receive a "bad fitness" report and is warned that his conduct change. NOW GO ON WITH THE STOKY CHAPTER 28 Outwardly calm but seething with inner resentment, Val bowed, about- faced and strode through the outer office and down the stairs to the street. Even the bad fitness report was overshadowed by the rage-in spiring knowledge that Captain Ed ding was responsible for his orders to this place. As he emerged from the entrance the sight of a cocky destroyer, outward bound, snatched at his burning gaze and filled him with a sharp nostalgia for the sea There on the deck of a ship wa where he belonged, he raged in warily. But they had forced him t surrender all that! Trapped in . hum-drum of office routine, he wa doomed to chafe for two good year of his life under the narrow for malities obligatory to those sta tioned in a navy yard. What if Captain Edding ha spared him a court! It was due t that bird's meddling that he foun himself in this blind alley. And now the captain expected him to be chastened spirit, to take order from Kent Townley! Well, the nay could find someone else to save 11 fuel oil. He wouldn't touch that gig with a ten-foot pole. As he turned to strike back up the hill lie longed to be alone for a while to get hold of himself. H he ·returned to the office just now, he'd blow up. Lia had mentioned that a golf lesson was to occupy her morning. He would go home. When he entered the bungalow through the kitchen, Opal--the maid wlio came in for several hours each day--stood at the sink. As always he became instantly conscious of the sharp sense of uneasiness this woman engendered. She was a thin, swarthy creature whose malicious pale-gray eyes filled him with distrust. Not even an efficient servant, she had early proved herself an incorrigible gossip who knew the affairs of every house in the yard. Lia, however, had scoffed at his prejudice and had insisted that even supposing a competent maid could be persuaded to isolate herself in this out-of-the way hole she would be beyond their means And so, against his better judgment the sly Opal had remained. Even now. when she informed him Mrs. Preston was out, there was something in her manner that nettled him. Lia had gone off to a golf lesson--but Opal made it appear ore mysterious, more alarming n that. He went into the front the house and, grateful to be lone for a space, threw himself nto a chair, lighted a cigaret and tared about the room that was the enter of his home. Yesterday the buck-toothed decor- tor from Seattle had moved in the ast of their new furnishings. Va hrugged as he sought to avoid the triped insistence of two zebra skins sprawl on the polished floor. On a lack and silver screen in a far corer three more of these melodra- natic beasts were pictured in ful light across the veldt. Poor little gullible Lia! He wished that these jlzarre exotics had been unloaded n some other trusting client. If the zebras had been all! From ilver tea-chest wall paper to the ilack satin divan that might have jeen designed for the Indiscretions Df harem odalisques, his weary eyes Jrcled the room. The small grand iano with the mandarin coat across ts top was okay; so were the peach)low lamps with silver shades. But he scowled at the modernistic chairs whose chromium legs matched the occasional tables; he disliked the diaphanous black window drapes scattered with silver birch leaves; nor could he respond happily to the 'ireplace whose honest brick had been replaced by black tile, mirror squares and a black mantel bearing a pair of jade lions on carved teakwood stands. In other words, he thought with a wry grin, just the little restful haven where a tired man could relax and light his pipe! Despite the doubtful compliment of the zebras, the decorator had insisted this melange exactly suited Mrs. Preston's personality. Val grunted disgustedly. And yet, if Lia was pleased he mustn't disparage her taste. It had cost almost every cent of his cash balance, but the youngster had had a grand time spending it. And what if it wasn't his idea of a home? One disappointment more or less shouldn't matter to a man who suddenly felt as if life had gone haywire. Convulsed by a sick distaste of the whole navy yard situation, he · ran nervous fingers through his black hair. Always before when things got a bit complicated, he had sice stepped the tangle and gone blithely on. Lately, however, he had been repeatedly overcome with the horrid suspicion that his side-stepping days were over--and that something inescapable impended. The hitherto pleasant current of his life was becoming suddenly more swift, more dangerous. Where was It carrying him? And why the hell had Cap;ain Edding meddled in his affairs ;o bring him to this blasted navy yard ? Oh well, to sit brooding here got him nowhere. Better get back to the office before Lia should return and lie would pour out his troubles to her. She had known enough unhappiness in her young life without his adding to it. Sometimes he believed her more hurt than she'd admit by Aunt Julia Lee Garenne's one curt letter since their marriage. The poor kid had seemed nervous and irritable of late. He wondered if her father's silence and continued absence in the Gobi might have something to do with her state of mind. He was about to pull himself from his chair when Lia came slowly through the back hall to pause musing in the doorway. He was sunk low among the cushions so that she was unaware of his presence. Atwut to speak, he was arrested by her secretive little smile as she stood there holding a small leather book caressingly against her cheek. It surprised him to see that she tux, ^\Kl TROCVC \\MBH_ YT \5 ·50'3NM\FT -VR.OCK VNHHEU DID ROLA- tNTOTt4B"RWER. VT -SHCXJ\_Q FLOAT vNWW AAJL-THP^" A^3. ^ VTS T\V1E. · im$ By Les Forgrave CopyriKht, 1935, by Central Prcsi Association, Inc. \ rMN'T NO \ GOTTft P\ " OOT Of VOOR\\ By George Swan CRN'T you TAKE ATOKE?'! FELLOW- I WAS ONLY KIDD1NQ-! t WHEE'D NEEDN'T cur ME. IN TWO YOU GET ALL ON THAT h»AT SMOKE/? ACCOUNT / U ~ -" * - ?TIFF! WHY DONT/OU KEEP ON , CLOWN, LE\S SEE IF YOUR. PITCH IN 1 15 AS AS YOU GABBY ~ TUAT-S TENKINS . OUR. SLUG-GEU,AT BAT - SHOW ME WHAT YOU' CAN DO / William Riff and Joe King OF eo KIDS You AWD AW2.Y Oo ARE. ALWAYS IT? UHJUE3S IT -TUAT A.FTR Muggs McGinnis = CUT OOT TT41S TWO \WEU-. /AA.VOE. HER. KEEP By Wally Bishop Cwyri5ht~1935, by Central Press Association, Inc. A TALL MAN CAME AND GOT THE OOArTOO I COULDN'T WHAT HE SAID .' NO USE PADOUKG ANN LONGER.-- I GOT TH' CANOE WHICH WAS DID IT-EN Go ? -(HIS FOG IS THICK AS A CHOCOLATE 50DA -THEN GOTAWM- 11 THE POlMt- NOTHING TO DO cur TILL THIS SOUP UFTS/ t CANT s «s----^ SE-E By Paul Robinson was wearing a Chinese robe under her leopard coat instead of the sport clothes he had expected. As he spoke her name and made a movement to rise she started and put a tiny hand to her heart. He pulled himself upright then called, "Hello, darling, my pet, what happened to the golf game?" When he went across to kiss her he asked, "Where've you been in that outfit? You smell of sandalwood or musk or something like that." She kissed him lightly, then drew out of his arms. "Oh--I went over to Sue's'. I didn't feel like golf today. This is--is some of her new perfume. Nice, isn't it? But why are you at home, Val? What has happened t" He had resolved not to worry her, but in no time at all she elicited the details of Captain Edding's reprimand. He was surprised at her reaction. When he had finished she only offered him her little slantwise smile, then arose without a word to disappear into the study they had made out of the small back bedroom. A moment later, however, she returned with glasses on a tray ngs? At last he supposed it was rom Sue Lia had borrowed that Sangorski binding of L-i Po's love poems that she'd dropped behind a ushion on the divan when he'd tartled her a while ago. He had lappened to find the bo8k when he lad leaned back against it while Lia was in the study fetching the Icotch. (TO BE CONTINUED) and the last o£ the I Cordray had fetched. Scotch that Somehow, deep in his heart, he wished she had put her arms aro'Jnd him and sympathized a bit. Right or wrong, it would make a man feel good to have his wife do that. He wanted to refuse the stiff drink she mixed, but it was too welcome. He took a second before his spirits finally revived. Later as he made his way back to the office it occurred to him tha was flirting with trouble again. Nor had he remembered to ask Lia jus what had postponed her golf lesson Moreover, he had meant to inquire since when had Sue Norris gone in for Chinese translations in rare bind wo alternates from each district. 'his list will be supplemented by the noffieia! delegates who will be dven official standing upon their rrival in Milwaukee. President Roosevelt has tentative- y accepted an invitation to speak at the Milwaukee convention and is cneduled to appear the evening of Aug. 23. [owa Will Send Large Delegation to Young Democrats' Convention DBS MOINES, Aug. 6.--With ED rooms already reserved at the Pfiester hotel, Milwaukee, headquarters at the National young democratic convention Aug. 23 and 24, and with tbat many more reservations in prospect, the Hawkeye state promises "to have one of the largest state delegations in the convention. Iowa has been assured of seats for at least 50 delegates and 50 alternates, but no difficulty is anticipated in seating more than that many if necessary. Every Iowa young democrat in good standing.will be accorded delegate privileges. The Iowa delegation will form a motor caravan at Dubuque which will travel on from there to Milwaukee. Virgil Welsh, Newton, and J. R Van Horn, Rockwell City, have been appointed directors of the caravan Delegates from the various Iowa chapters arc being 1 asked to assem ble in Dubutjue on Aug. 22. The official Iowa delegate list in eludes all state and district officer, and two additional delegates an' If Providence brought about depression to test man's resourceful- less, the response has not been 'ery snappy.--Davenport Times. DEAR. NO/\H=IF A CHINAWAM'S CPU INTO THH 0\TCH. SHIP I M A COURSE, CAN THE UMER-? By William Rifrt Clarence Gray BRICK PLANE MEA5 YOU ARE TO FLY THE SMALL WITH JUNE, THORKILL AND THE PASSENGERS. MEDLEY AND JORGENSEN WILL FLY THE TRANSPORT, FILLED WITH SUPPLIES. BETTER HOP IN, THORKILL- WE'RE TAKING OFF- FOR YOUR HOME/ I*

Get full access with a Free Trial

Start Free Trial

What members have found on this page