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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 15

Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, December 28, 1933
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THURSDAY. DECEMBER 28, 1933 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE THE OLD HOME TOWN By STANLEY"] ITS NOT 5OM5 TO\ iYBS, HE Toi-D MS HE WAS KARb roR ED -r SPOTS BEF=ORE H)S EYES AND HE HAS ALTER NAT7ANJ SKOOT/Nft PAINS AllOWS BBLT Ul_n. ITSEEIVYS EDWURSLEIft ATTEMPTED TO 3MolE SX OF ROBINSONS HAYMAKERS SPECIAL, STOiSIES TOWWS A BET AND HE CURL.ISD up ON THE THIRD ONE THE LOVE WAGER By EDNA ROBB WEBSTER CHAPTER 51. The train rumbled and crashed forward with impatient speed. Even the formidable walls of mountains opened wide maws to let the screetching monster pass through their very bowels to save time and distance. It scorned the little villages which were tucked snugly into crevices between the hills, rushing past them with disdainful hoots; and only stopped restlessly in the cities with their commanding lights and signals. Even then it stood snorting and sighing to be upon its way. Uzetta wondered apathetically why anyone should be so impatient to arrive anywhere. But memory taunted her cruelly, "If Stuart were awaiting you in New York with open arms, you would declare this tram to be the slowest on which vou ever had traveled." Yes, oh, yes, of course! If Stuart were awaiting her arrival ia New York, she would be traveling by air. Even a plane would be slow enough then. But she had decided to take the train for the very reason that there was no need for her to hurry. Why fly to gain time, when tune was of no value to her? The Journey by train, would cbn- ·aume a few more days of that endless procession of them which marched ahead of her in a monotonous army. Desolate, meaningless days of routine and synthetic pleasures. Never again would there be happy surprises, eager plans and ·unadulterated joy for her. Never breathless expectancy and pulsing realization. Stuart's sudden departure from her life was like the changing of verdant meadows into a desert waste. And still her heart pleaded--why? A hundred times it had asked that question of her mind, which could give no answer. It had thought back carefully over every detail of their last hours together. Such happy, intimate hours they had been. The only incident which might have given her a premonition was his parting on that last atternoon when they had returned from a glorious drive. He had said, "I may not see you again until late this evening. I'm sorry but I' have sort of an engagement to keep that isn't at all important, but I think it would be better to have it over with." She had dismissed him with gay confidence, "Don't worry, .darling. If you get back too late tonight, I'll see you early in the morning on the beach." "Okay, sweetheart," he had agreed Blithely. And that wag the last. Nothing there to justify the sequel of the cryptic and mysterious note which she had received several hours later. The possibility that Kerma or Marlon may have had something to do with the tragedy confronted her several times. But no, she and Stuart had progressed in their understanding far beyond all petty influences of their rivalry. There was nothing which they could say to Stuart about her that would cause him to jilt her like that. And yet there wag the aloof attitude of the others to explain. Even after the incident on the terrace, when she had concluded that her own Imagination had deceived her, she had been reluctant to leave Tropica Beach without a friendly farewell to them all. With determination she had called upon Marion first, that evening. She felt as if they were kindred spirits in one sense. The men who had absorbed their thoughts and affections such a few hours before had become as strangers to them now. Marion's greeting had been far from cordial. "Oh--hello," she said coldly when she opened her door to discover Lizetta, "Hello, Marion. I just dropped in to say good-by." She forced a laugh at the contradiction of her words. "Anyway, I'm leaving on short notice, and I wanted to say I've enjoyed being with you here just heaps." She had braced herself with all kinds of casual explanations for her sudden departure but Marion requested none of them. She said, with an inquiring lift of her delicately arched brows, "So you're leaving? Following Stuart to New York?" Lizetta laughed a little confusedly. "Well, I suppose that is what everyone will think. Anyway, we both were going soon, but he had to leave sooner, so--" "Well, good-by," Marion's tone ended the interview definitely. Lizetta felt an icy chill creep up her spine. Astonishment and premonition strangled" her. "Good-by," she returned with an effort, and turned away quickly. What 'could it mean? Perhaps Patty would know. She would try saying good-by to Patty and see what happened. Patricia waa dashing about her room in great, excitement. She was dressing to dine with Lord Withington, but when she invited Lizetta in ·--whicft Marion had not done--her manner changed obviously to that of almost silent sympathy. But why, Li^etta wondered, should Patty be sorry for her? How could she know that Stuart had left her aa he had? Lizetta offered her the same explanation that she had given Marion. "Oh, you are leaving so soon? Sorry, Lizzie, to lose you from the crowd," but her words did not ring with sincerity. "Much obliged for the boy friend," her eyes sparkled in a smite. "We are having a wonderful time and I wish you were." "Oh, I shall again, soon," she evaded, and ventured, "Are you and Terry--" "That way about each other?" Patricia laughed. "Well, all signs indicate that we may be. I'll wire you if he proposes--and I accept." "Do that," Lizetta encouraged. "I think I shan't have time now to see anyone else, Patty. I'll telephone Terry. It was really my being here which brought him, so I can't very well leave without that much effort to bid him good-by, but you explain to the others for me, will you, honey?" "All right," her reply indicated that she understood far more than Lizetta did, but she was cordial enough. Wag that only because she felt obligated to Lizetta for her acquaintance with Terrance Withington? Lizetta asked suddenly, and with anxious eyes. "Patty, what's the trouble? Won't you tell me?" "Trouble?" Patricia's eyes were round with surprise. "About what?" "Oh--everything. Everyone is acting so queerly today," vaguely. Patricia forced a laugh. "No wonder. The developments of this last week are enough to make us all jib- ber and turn somersaxilts. I should think you would feel slightly giddy yourself," evasively. It was in such a flood of mystery and despair that Lizetta had left Tropica Beach alone. It had grown deeper with every step. So deep now that she could not fathom It. The more she attempted to descend into its depths for some explanation, the more she floundered. It was easier to let herself float upon the surface and not even think about it. But everything about her reminded her of Stuart, or something which they had planned to do. The NEED MONEY? PINE WILL LOAN YOU THE MONEY TO PAY YOUR BILLS BEFORE THE NEW YEAR LOANS UP TO S300 PAY BACK IN MONTHLY INSTALLMENTS OUT-OF-TOVVN LOANS MADE C. L. Pine Loan Company OF MASON CITY SECOND FLOOR WEIR BLDG. «HY SHOOL.D I SOY YOOH. IMPORTED / {sJkEAtaTO-- SOT -Tt-1 IS VXJOOD 1 . TH 1-5 MlO\-lKi"3 UVKE OlO XT CONAE ·JO MEED OP 1AV «*AfORTlWG M \ U V \F 1 CftVi GET -XMOOO UWE T*A«V HHRE . SO T DCrtJfT VCViOMO, BOT -TUE PEULOMS K»WiE THIS CUfMWS TO HA-^E FOOJO SUPPLY OP T- K»OK1E.Y TO SECURE. X" WOVM NMJCVA VT BOT VMOOUD /WOMEY? \WV-\O VS T6l_\_ ^AE WO MORE ( HE? \)OOOuD ·seu u TO GOT TO WA.VE. TMPCT VMOOoi AsNY VT \_\=FT COOViTOY. A* BETTER. ^\RGA\N IF THB.CASE. 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QirHOiES ^GSo^sfAMomE II S.W UP i lfLL NOON Forgetting on the Installment Plan beauty of the scenery through TiTTTp rpj TT"pO By YOUNG BRICK BRADFORD which the train was passing hurt ( her with its poignant suggestions of hope and happiness. niEHBA By William Ritt and Clarence Gray, SEIMS MY SeOTHER.-fO YOMOEE BfiICK AMD MAHCO AUE. BROUGHT ASHOGE . SHADE - CAREY HIM 1EMDEGLY- (TO BE CONTINUED) Clarion Man Sentenced for Illegal Possession ADMIRERS WILL H^ 1HE STILL. L IJHCOUSCIOliS AMD IF MY GDEAT BKonlEC ): MAHCQ. DIES - SLAY THLS OJH1TE DOS. GUARD TWE IMVA.OEa VWELU?,/; PHONE 224 CLARION, Dec. 27. -- Ben Cain of Clarion was sentenced to 30 days in the county jail by Glen C. Oldham, justice of the peace, at a hearing Tuesday morning. Cain was arrested by police here Saturday night for illegal possession of untabeled liquor. Floyd Host to Several Visitors on Vacations FLOYD, Dec. 27.--Mr. and Mrs. Irma Lageson and Mr. and Mrs. Bert Green, Minneapolis, visited at the George Stewart home; Jean Knowlton, who attends Stephens college, Missouri, and Herbert Knowlton from Strawberry Point and Doris Knowlton, Mason City, are visiting their mother, Alpha Christensen and Ruth Jacobson came from I. S. T. C., Cedar Falls to spend the holidays here. Alice Laun arrived from her school at St. Ansgar to spend the holidays with her parents. Twin D:inghters Born. CORVVITH, Dec. 27.--Twin giria were born to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Gibel who live northeast rf Corwith. Tuesday morning-. One of the babies weig-hed six nnd on half pounds and the other weighed five and one half pounds.

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