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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 13

Mason City, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 6, 1934
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TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 1934 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE THE OLD HOME TOWN By STANLEY LEAVE THE IN IKE WINDOW UNTIL A, CUSTOMER COMES IN, THEN PlTTTHE _ THE COUNTS? ?V\ V \ ^7 SWHILE WArrVNS ON SACK. ROOM fo D14A1N OfP SOME VINB5AR OR M HOW CAN A CUSTOMER FH5«ERS,VMO IS CONOUCTOJ* A RETTCENCHMCST PROfcAM. THOUGHT «C RUN His s-roree: WITH ONE OIL , UNTIl- HISCL.SRK SPOKB UB. HEAD THIS FEBST: Capt Tl^Rle Turner* wturnlnic to England from India, Itodii pretty Viola Norman on shipboard Blone nnd friendless. Altw offerlnir to so in search of Mrs. Norman's niHbanil. llclle Jlnds ho Is not on board. At ten XlBRlo teams of Viola's trotle married life, how her husband had tumtd i«jiUn»t her In India and sent her buek to EnRlond, leading her to believe he would tako the «ame Btcamer. Alter Viola tells TlBBle she has no friends or relatives to so to, she leaves him. Spot Itnthertord, a friend ol IISKle, spied them tosether and jibes TlBKle, a confirmed bachelor, about hi* new acquaintance. Spot, whum Tlscle had not seen for years. WUs him of his wife and four children ,who are aboard. As Tlgclc Roes up on deck alone he finds a slim Birl poised on the mil abont to jump. TlKBlc spoils Viola's contemplated suicide and then »he tells him she Is to become a mother. He offers to Introduce her to Spot uho Is a aoclor. Viola becomw one of tho Rutherford parly and the children crow attached to her when roush wcatlier upsets them nnd she Rives them her undivided attention. One evcnlne TlsRle sees Viola with sonne Billy Saundcrs, a friend of the Kutn- erfords. (NOW GO ON WITH THE STOBV) CHAPTER 7 Dancing had already begun, and, though not '. a very great performer, Tiggie felt it his duty to help forward the general gaiety to the best of his ability. He knew by some indefinable instinct that ere long he would see Viola among the merry-makers.- and he was not mistaken Half way through the second dance'she and. her partner appeared. Saunders was an excellent dancer and was very sure of himself, and it was not long before the attention aroused by Viola an hour before in the saloon was centered upon these two. For they were beyond all dispute the most finished performers on deck. "An absolute joy to watch, murmured General Cathcart's wife to Tiggie as they stood out for a few moments together. "I have never seen a more rhythmic sympathy. They must have practiced together." "I don't think so," said Tiggie, but he volunteered no reason for this deduction. "You know the captain is offering a prize for the best dancing couple, don't you?" said Mrs. Cathcart. "It's too coldblooded for me," commented General Cathcart. "I like a little more life and spring- more fun." . "This is a downright classic, said Spot joining them. "Somehow I've always thought that little girl was a dark horse." "She reminds me of that pseudo- French dancer Le Reve," pursued General Cathcart. "Ever heard of her? A shocking little baggage, I believe, but a wonderful dancer. You remember her." He turned to his wife "Oh yes, dear. But that's years ago," she reminded him. 'TChere are others stars by this time." "Yes ves. I know. But she was wonderful. I always thought she'd make a big hit, but one never hears of her now. I suppose she just missed the bull's-eye." "So many of 'em do," said Spot. Tiggie was sullenly watching the two dancers and contributed nothing " further to the conversation. A good many people were doing the same. It was Impossible not to admire so faultless an exhibition. The complete repose and aloofness of the two performers was in Its way a thing to watch. They might have been swayed by some mesmeric spell, for they spoke no word and exchanged no look or apparent communication of any sort throughout the dance. The girl's eyes remained downcast if not completely 1 closed; the boy's were fixed In a kind of arrested ecstasy that never varied until the music ceased. Then abruptly he seemed to come to himself and broke into Ma gay inconsequent laugh. "I say! That was good. You dance like a dream Let's do it again! I simply can't stop." Then, with a sharp glance around: "Hullo! We seem to be making ourselves conspicuous. Why have all the rest stopped?" "Just showing us all how It ought o be done, that's all," said the captain genially. "I certainly shouldn't stop if I were you." He was a kindly ex-naval officer, 'horn everyone liked. Billy at once turned to him for sympathy. "I could go on forever. Mrs. Norman dances divinely. No one could lelp performing like an expert with her." He turned back to her. "And you dared to tell me your dancing was old-fashioned!" She was standing by bis side quite immobile, as though the dream still leld her. At his words she faintly smiled, without raising her eyes. 'If it is not, it is you who have brought it up to date," she said. "You are very easy to follow." "Or to lead," muttered Spot for Tiggie's edification; but Tiggie was obviously deaf. The music started again and people began to disperse in quest of fresh partners. "You'll dance with me again,' 1 said Billy eagerly. But the girl shook her head. "I nm sorry. I can't dance any more I'm tired. As you know, I didn't mean to dance at all." * * * The captain's prize did not go to Viola and young Saunders as they did not dance together again. When Tiggie went on deck on the following morning he found Viola with Joyce, Jack and Peter already in their usual corner, and Bill; Saunders smoking a cigaret in theii company, to the strong disapprova of Peter who growled his annoy ance whenever he could bring him self to glance in his direction. Cer tainly Viola herself extended no open encouragement to this addition to the party, but nevertheless Bill; Saunders remained, having won an easy way to the affections of Joyce and Jack with whom he played juvenile games most of the morning Tiggie made no attempt to joii them, and even continued to holi aloof when Joyce ran after him wit] an earnest request that he wouli come and play a new game which Billy had just introduced. Joyce wa. very sad in consequence, and in th evening attached herself to TJncli Tiggie exclusively. while the othe children were being put to bed There were signs of languor abou her that night which were obviou even to Tiggie who was not of a particularly observant nature. "Just a little headache," she ad mitted in answer to Tiggie's query "It isn't very bad. I'll just sit bj you and not talk if you don't mind.' So he sat uneasily watching th little white face with its closed eye and blue-vetoed forehead until Viol, came softly up to find her. She mov ed so lightly "that her approach die not arouse Joyce, who seemed tr have sunk into a brief doze, am reaching her she did not speak, bu stood in silence looking down at her Tiggie made signs of getting up, bu she laid a hand on his shoulder with a quiet, almost unconscious, gestur of restraint. He yielded and remain ed seated, looking at her. The suo was very low, an a deep fiery glow spread far over the lead en water. The silence between them grew tense, grew poignant; he spok abruptly, almost desperately, for th sake of speaking, though he pitche his voice low lest he should startl the child. ·"I suppose she's got to wake up poor little soul, and go to bed." Joyce's eyes opened and smiled a him. 'Tm not asleep, Uncle Tiggie, she said. "Oh, have you come t fetch me, Auntie Viola? I'll come. "You're very tired, darling, aren" you?" Viola said. Joyce rubbed her hands across he eyes. "Yes. It's hot, isn't it? I wls --I wish it would rain." NEED MONEY! PINE WILL LOAN YOU On furniture, autos, personal property or anything of value to persons who have steady employment. LOANS OP TO SSOO Pay back In monthly Installments. LOANS MADE SAME DAT OF APPLICATION C. L. Pine Loan Company Of Mason City Second Floor Weir I'hone 224 Big Sister Act in Haste, Repent in Leisure By Les Forgra?c High Pressure Pete vowv'coo^w'-fiu^NEBevWEO \k ANO ALL SECAO5E. OB WVV HAS -TEMPER. WVY CHA.MCB TO SELL «-AV SNOOD 1 MAN1E \T OW T^AV POR KEEPS. ,--___ _ f ^ ' ~~Jj^£ Copyright. 1934, by Centralfrgig ,«. -itu- woo T3KT we. H'UO. HftNK HOOKOCA?-- I TuVT GOT H£wtt TWW ouue HWJE fi«»vieo IN UTOJS. f\n«?icPi- CC UJNltt WVTrt K\E- PittO VU. -feu- ^00 ALU FWoOT IT Hank Oughta Know BetteK OF COOeSE NffT...601 STR/vUGE/mM" NO OME SEEMS TO HWE SURPR.\SIWGLV YHWS HEW2P OF ThE 3RA!/ GHOST SOCIETV Frank Decides Burt L. Standish CopyrtoM, WSJ. b? Cer.lrnl Preu WHY, A\ARY Jo '. '--\ / T, CoMTl \ KNOW VOU »--f Tf(rs 15 doST io\3K MOLTifLICATiosi J s oMR TA.ei_E/S ' Muggs McGinnis What She Doesn't Know ght. 1934, by Central Press Association, Inc 1 5o HOU HAD vourz FOItfUNE TOLD -NO POQLIM' 3 VCU.,SOTHATS WERE EflX LIMES -1'u.owrnANS W50UND -SHE'S DUE THE MOMIE ANN MINKFE NOYJ. NOW . I'VE GOT TO DO S COOK: UP ft SCHEME -TO MEEf'HEp.-- I'LL HWIE 1b VJOKJC F/«T-- 15 SHOW, 1 SAiO 0 BEWARE OF A 1A.U- DARK; MAN WHO IS GOING -ffa CrtoXT MS PATH - fHftf SIMPPI RlDICUI-OuS. HAD Ml TOLD- 1 ACTUW.C1 THINK. ift A LOTOF THM MUSI OE HER. (\ eoi FRIEND IME HEARD ASMOOTH The Menace in Person Paul Robinson "Not much chance of that, I'm afraid," said Tiggie. "Never mind! It'll be getting cooler in a few days. Why, when you get to England there'll probably be one of those jolly east winds blowing, and you'll be crying out for more clothes." Joyce looked as if she did not quite believe him, but was too polite to say so. "It would be fun, wouldn't it?" she said vaguely. She took the hand that Viola gave her to help her up, but not immediately rise. Her eyes were raised rather wonderingly to Viola's face. "How lovely you are tonight!" she said unexpectedly. "There's something about you --Uncle Tiggie, what is it?--as if-as if it had been the face o£ an angel." "My darling child!" protested Viola with her faint sad laugh. But Joyce continued to gaze at her with a curious trance-like intensity. "I believe you are an angel," she said with grave conviction. "You're so- different to everybody else." (TO BE CONTINUED) Real Estate Transfers Frink, A. J., et al to Val Bliem and L. C. $1,335 QCD 1-6 int in NE 33-97-19, 2-6-34. Merriss, Gerald and Alma to Home Loan and Finance ?145.50 Chev. 33 1% T, 2-17-34. Crane, C. F. wf. Hill, L. L.. wf,, to Charles R. Floy Tuning $1,00 Lots 28 and 29 B 8 Crane Hill's First Add. Oakwood Park, CI. Lk. twp. Dec. 21, 1933. Town of Meservey to Mrs. Grace Johnson ?35.00 N 35 ft L 9 B 3 Kausville, Meservey, Iowa. Feb. 17. 1934, THE TUTTS By YOUNG PAD 13 GfdtiCr PRe-ftV SoQAJL 3-a- BRICK BKAUKOKi) IN THE CITY BENEATH THE SEA W i l l i a m ititt and ( larence SHAKE.M BY TOE LCSS OP HIS SON HASTA UUARACA 6PEEOS PLANS FOB. THE ATTACK OM AMARU. THE RGHTIN6 MEM OF THE YACAS MARCH TO THE KINGS CAMP AT HIS CALL.

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