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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 19

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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, AUGUST 8 1935 THE OLD HOME TOWN By STANLEY NOVJONPSRHE \ -- , CANT SET OUT^THAT TUB IS -HALF FULL. o" ICE! MARSHAL OTEY WALKERS ATTSMPT To HIDE ON THE SCENE ANO CATCH SOME ICE CREAM THIEVES F?£D-HAND6C FAILED VJHEN ME DEVELOPED AN UNUSUAL CASE OP COLD FEET Big Sister READ THIS FJKST: Following a whirlwind romance in Shanghai where he is attached to a U. S. gunboat, carefree Lieutenant Valentine Preston suddenly marries Lia Garenne, an American southerner who is alone in the world except for an aunt in l*eiping and a father in the Gobi desert whom she has not seen for years. When Val Is transferred to Fuget Sound Navy Yard, IJa is greatly disappointed at leaving China. At Bremerton Val finds Janice Edding, daughter o£ Captain Edding who is also stationed there. His childhood sweetheart, 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 ana is warned that his conduct must change. When he returns home, Val finds Lia has little sympathy to offer him. NOW GO ON WITH THE STORY CHAPTER 29. A few days after Val's reprimand from Captain Edding, the Prestons set out in the late afternoon to return the calls they should have repaid weeks earlier. But Lia, who to announce her return to Bremer ton with a trunkful of new clothes and the account of an exciting trip to Victoria with the Fields. Maurice Cordray also had happened to be in the quaint British Columbian city she reported, and had returned with them. Brad had landed a marvelou contract for the Cordray company and was flying in tonight abou seven. And she was collecting th crowd for a grand binge to welcom him home from his business trip. While Lia dressed for Jan's din ner, with only a. perfunctory interes in her appearance, she dwelt on Sue's good luck in having Brad ou of the navy where he could mak lots of money and they could do as they pleased. But when they finallj set out for the Edding quarters, sin fell Into a sulky silence that fillei Val with apprehension. Once within the house, he kep anxious eyes upon her. Despite her mood she was bewitchingly pretty tonight, in her frock of cherry chiffon and with cherry heels on her tiny silver sandals. She wore almost no make-up and her blue-black hair was brushed back into the soft waves that Val liked. The very lack of care she had expended on her toilet he thought, made her more ravishingly lovely than usual. When she conversed pleasantly with the other guests he relaxed a little and ga2ed about him at the charming home Jan had created. This, he recognized, was what he had vainly hoped his own place might be like. It was comfortable, restful, gracious; he admired the old ship prints framed in red, the mellow claret tones of the draperies; cheery coals burned on the 3y Les "orgrove PUAVE.O HOB BV tWO TvAVS "STREAM \ NOVJ rut. NHVER. rMSX TR.OCVC. V-OCKX- \*= T GET OJT OP WERE. A\_WEl I MHVER O\O SE.B -5004 Copyright, 1935. by Central _Press Associnlioii, Inc. High Pressure Pete By George Swan , JUST HVT HE. \ tfeFG-jeo TO ^·^a 1 0\u_ we r\e. -fb 60 -- P\ p\ Copyright. 1935. by Central Pr«» Association. Inc OV4.CM'. \P T OVERV VA^HG O-l . WEA_P : VAOKEX, '.'. LCOVVT · IT'S " THE. TRUCK WHEEL! w$ OH Hf\v)e. "? VU_ PUT BEHIND CPiH'T Pl6Pi\M- VOHEffe Gabby By William Ritt and Joe King vluggs VdcGinnis UtUU WCC1WS ccn-in-i. JJUt ijiu., "* J% , ' , ,," -- .j looked her prettiest in new spring hearth; there were flowers and hat, frock and little cape a few shades deeper than the honey-gold of her smooth skin, was annoyed and disappointed to find no one at home along the entire length of Officers' Row. As a. reason for this strange circumstance Val could only offer his blue-eyed grin and say. "Perhaps when they saw your funny hat coming, baby, they ran and hid." Later, however, he recalled with \ dismayed exclamation that this was the afternoon the admiral had gone to inspect the ammunition depot, 10 miles out of Bremerton. Several days earlier a general invitation had been issued the Yaard officers and their wives for tea with the depot's commanding officer after the inspection. And now, although he had completely forgotten the memorandum, it would, appear as if the Prestons had hurriedly returned visits when they were sure no one would be at home. In any case duty calls had been paid and returned; and since no one made further overtures Lia and Val continued their Bremerton interlude in much the same way it had begun, by playing with the gay crowd made up of the Norrises, their civilian friends and a scattering of junior naval officers from visiting ships. The Indifference of the Yard, therefore, did not make a deep Impres- · sion on Lia until the time came when Brad was away on a business trip, Sue went to visit in Seattle, and Maurice Cordray also took himself out of circulation. During this hegira Jan Edding must have realized Lia's loneliness since she took the opportunity to plan a dinner in the Prestons' honor. Lia apparently was delighted and spent the ensuing time in eager anticipation of the event. But when the day arrived Val came home in the late afternoon to find a sullen' eyed, rebellious wife awaiting him. The joy had been stolen from her evening, it appeared, when, an hour earlier, Sue Norris had telephoned woks and shaded lamps in just the right places. As Lia remained on her good be- lavior, he dared to slip upstairs for a moment's visit with Jan's small sister, Mimi; and at dinner, seated next Jan, he gave an amusing account of the meeting. Then, as he laughed and chatted happily, he was struck to silence by a glimpse of his wife's sullen little face. She was placed, he saw, between Captain Edding and Commander Cromwell, two attractive but undeniably mid- dleaged men; and with a sinkin heart Val saw that she played with her food and registered complete disinterest in their efforts to engage her in conversation. She might, he thought grimly have remembered that this dinner was a concession on Captain Edding's part. Jan, too, had exerted herself so that the Prestons might have another chance to redeem themselves with the powers-that-be. Of course the reason for Lia's bad manners was all too clear to him. No cocktails had been served; the other guests were the senior and most conservative people in the Yard; and so by very contrast Sue Norris' partj' was growing momen tarily more desirable. His blue eyes grew hard. Admitting his wife's youth and inexperience, yet It was difficult to condone her attitude indulged in because she must miss a wild brawl given by a girl he didn'l even like. Jan spoke to him then and as he turned to answer he thought how understandable, how dependable she suddenly seemed. Tonight she was radiant in a white lace frock with tiny puffed sleeves that drooped from her smooth shoulders. He liked her quick smile, the way she held her proud golden head. She ha dignity and a nice deference for her elders who in turn seemed to regard her as a well-loved child. It was pleasant to see her here surroundec by her own kind, presiding at her father's table that was decked with FINE WATCHES in Latest Designs Our watch stock is made up of standard makes, all nationally advertised and regularly priced. Hamiltons, Elgins, Gruens, Bulovas. You will enjoy looking these over. USE YOUR CREDIT TO BUY THEM 215 North Federal Avenue BASEBALL TODAY! STOVE WORKS vs STEEL MILL G-ABDY TO START ON MOUND FOR HOME TEAM a-a. WASN'T DAD NICE. TO GIVE ME TICKETS TO THE GAME, MARY ANN? ENTIRAJ GOSH, I'D DIE IF MARY ANN FOUND OUT i WAS PITCHIN' TOR A FACTORY TEAM 'STID Of A BIQ LHAQ-UE OUTFIT! By Wally Jishop Etta Kett By Paul Robinson f-fflERE. VOU AMD -HOW DO VbU UKE IT? FORTY (SoOD, X WE'LL PICK^EM UPAGAIM ir LIFTS / LOST W A, roe -- ROMANTIC, ir ? A FIME PAIE OF SAILOI2S \NE ARE , TO GET LOST IM A FOG * NOT SUCH HOT DETECTNES EITHET2-V1E LEFTHAT BOAT MOU TRAILING OH r WER.E RIQHT BEHIND BENCH I DID YOU HEAR, MARV ANN ? OUR. TEAM HAS A NEW PITCHER -I OONlT KNOW THAT'S MARY ANN'S VOICE i CAIN'T LET HER. SEE ME PUKT/ 6oOD? WHY PAPA THE.V WIU-.B PLAVlr46 BEETHOVEVJ, Copyright, 1935, by Centra! Press Association, inf.- S TOO BAD-ftlSU IT WERE THE SEA OFMATRIMONX \NE. WERE ON- T== TOGETHER.." 7HAT QUESTION IN THE OLD LIGHTHOUSE.: DONT AMSWEIZ. -- I NEMER. THOUGHT" WE WOULD CONE OUFALIME -TH WHV r TOLDVOU r LOVE jr Vou -- IP \ BEING smpr our TO SEA By f THE? IDE / the old silver presented to her grandfather, the commodore, by the officers of his last command. Val gazed along the board and felt an upwelling of pride to remember that, however he had ignored them until now, Jan's background and traditions were also his. These were his people. He belonged here. Until this shore duty his contacts naturally had been with other juniors of the navy. Now it was good to be seated at table with men ot his profession who had accomplished things: Admiral Fomfret, a fine old sea-dog, a wise executive in three major campaigns; Cromwell, a blond viking with two important technical books to his credit and a navigational device for air craft recently turned over to the navy: Heskett, just back from duty on a South American naval mission where by his fair and able efforts he had stimulated good feeling and trade for his own country. Men of distinction all, whose weather- beaten faces above the stiff linen and blue broadcloth of their uniform evening dress, were etched and nigged with strength. When they went into the living room for coffee Val's anxiety returned to see Lia standing before the fireplace balancing a cup in a lackadaisical hand while she talked to the admiral's wife and Mrs. Cromwell. Mrs. Cromwell, he recalled, was the lady with the bitter n-.outh who on the night of the Bal Masque had received a snub from Lia she had probably not forgotten. Now again, in her present mood, Lia was quite capable of saying any outrageous thing that came into her head. He should, he thought, join them at once. Lia had turned to gaze over her shoulder at a portrait that hung above the mantel and as Val approached he heard the admiral's wife ask with a kindly smile: "Are you admiring Jan's handsome ancestor, Mrs. Preston? He was Captain Richard Edding who fought his king for his adopted country. I am sure, my dear, he would return your admiration." (TO BE CONTINUED) Retaliation Against Packers Who Fight Process Taxes Seen WASHINGTON, Aug. 7. (/T)--Edward A. O'Neal, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, today forecast retaliatory measures by farmers against packers, millers and others who have filed suits against the _AAA seeking to invalidate processing taxes. He referred to a reported boycott of a milling concern in Wichita, Kans., which he said resulted in the withdrawal of the suit recently, and to the action of Alabama Farm Bureau Federation in adopting resolutions calling for constitutional amendment, if necessary, to continue the AAA, the Bankhead cotton act and the processing tax. There are 900 packers in the United States, including many small but reputable concerns, who have not joined with the 300 larger corporations in attacking the processing tax," O'Neal said. The farmers feed the nation. They even provide the politicians with food for thought.--Oltumwa Courier Has Position in Waterloo. FLOYD, Aug. 7.--Mr. and Mrs. Morris Elfers and Ruby and Carl Elfers attended a program in Waterloo Sunday for the class being graduated from the Gates Business college, their son, Wayne, being a member. Mr. Elfers has employment at the offices of Rath Packing company, Waterloo. Testimony in the lobby quiz has developed that a congressman was given a box of cigars. What's the old saw about giving a man enough rope and he will hang himself.-Omaha World-Herald. DEPiR. NJOftH= HOW FAR. DOES A PO1-IT\CIAN TRAVEL., WHEN HE R.UMS FOR. AN OFP-ICE? EDP.R. MER.CE G.REEN SPR)MC,VJI4. bEAR. NOAH=IP A CAMP6R WAS MAROONED ON AW ISLAND, COUUD HE E.AT HIS TENT STAKES DEAR. MOf\H=lFA DUDE ON A DUDE. RANCH WAS THROVJM OFf= HIS HORSE, V/OUUD HE BE. SUB- DUDE. 7 LAR.R-Y. MEUljON BRICK BRADFORD OX THE ISLES BEYOND HIE ICE By William Ritt b Clarence Gray OF WATER THE. TWO PLANES FLY -. . J THORKILL/ THAT MEANS WE'RE NEARING YOUR HOMELAND.'THE 15LES BEYOND THE BRICK/ LOOK/ MISTS/ THAT MEANS A WARMER CURRENT BELOW/ ' ^ PERHAPS YOUR FATHER'S RIGHT, JUNE- BUT THESE MISTS CREATE A FOG WHICH MAY BE PLENTY DANGEROUS-FOR US.'

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