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Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, March 15, 1934
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THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 1934 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE THE OLD HOME TOWN WELCOME, SON OUST IN TINW DINNER'. IT-! -7HPUW7HATLONKY B8EZU1.S DO* DIB WAKB-WAT MIS7AKK INSTBAD OFJUMPINQ HB KNOCKED OVER JOTS «URLA?», THAT eouNTT oon CATCHER: HEAD THIS FIRST: Captain Tltlln Turner, rttnmlnic la Em- land from India, flndi pretty Viola Nor. man on shipboard, deserted by her husband fund frlRndtetis. After frustrating her attempt at ouldde, he Ii-arni nhc If to become a mother. He Introduces her to friends of his on board, the Rutherford family, who later a»k Viola to stop with them when they reach Entland. Dorinj a talk about Viola's future on deck Turner suddenly kisses her passionately when the steamer lurches and she Is thrown Into his »mm. Tlccle Is. Kled with self-reproach and next (lay sends Viola » note of npoloiry. She replies she Is not unfrry lint when Time confronts Viola two dan later, she sars she cannot accept Us financial aid '(NOW GO ON WITH THE SIOR1') CHAPTER 15"" . "Look here!" he said, and his words came clumsily, with a quite unconscious pathos. "Don't! I can't atand it. It's too--damnable!" The last sentence escaped him almost against his will. He was completely carried beyond himself. The only thing- that mattered was to get her to change her attitude; to banish-somehow to banish--the fear which dwelt in those misty eyes. "Look here!" he said again. 'Til do anything you like--you shall have my word of honor--my ' oath if you ·want it--if you'll only--only feel safe with me again. Really I mean that! Can't you see I do--see I'm in earnest?" "Oh y,es," she said with a little ; "gasp, as if utterance were hard to 1 prdduce. "Yes! I see--you're in earnest." "You do?" Tiggie spoke beseechingly. "Well, then, you know you can trust me--and there's nothing to be afraid of. Say you do! I'm not a brute beast. I can prove " "Oh,, it insn't like that," .said Viola, softly interrupting. "Please-we won't talk like that! I haven't made you understand, I'm afraid. And I don't know that I can. But don't be hurt about it--please! That makes it worse than ever." "I can't help being hurt." He spoke like a child, primitively, ingenuously. "I can't stand not being trusted. I think you might be generous enough to give me another chance." "Generous!" He did not understand her emphasis upon the word, but it showed him that in some fashion they were at cross purposes. "That isn't the way to.look at it," she said. "It's just because I'm-trying to be generous that I feel I mustn't. Can't you see?" He could not see, and after a moment bluntly he told her so. "You're trying to shut me out," he said "trying to turn down my friendship, all because . . ." he broke off -Well, that 'isn't being generous anyway." Viola sighed. "You don't understand," she said rather helplessly "I think you're too--nice to understand." . That puzzted Tiggie completely but it cheered him also. "Come that's a help!" he said. "Let's go on from there! If I haven't always been aice to you, I'm going to be now-'or ever and ever. How's that?" She smiled her faint, fugitive nnile. "It doesn't get over the dif- eiculty," she said. "Oh, nonsense!" said Tiggie with tentative cheeriness. "I'm sure it ·joes--ought to at any rate. Yoi must be reasonable, you know. '. juite thought you were--up to this.' She laughed a little, not too will togly, and he took fresh heart, bui a a moment she dashed his ardor mew. "I should be--but for you,' She said "That's not fair!" protested Tig tie. "That's hitting below the belt." She raised her eyes again. Was i (he light from the sea that made them that heavenly blue? "I couldn' hit you--anywhere," she said sim ply. And somehow those few simple vords told him that the fight was 1 WOSTVi'T RE FOOL\«H WITH THIS OA.O GAVE KAE FOR CLOTHES. 1 SEE SO MANY NICE-VHVNG.S I'D .·TEMPTED OH tNERV SOT I M\STW'-nU\NK.air TUttt *TU_ 1 GET TrtE BOYS LOOKED AFTEW.THtY NEED SO \wnn_E. I CAM to SETTER. ·STOCK THEM OP RVGHY. MY, you Ne MA.DE cjorre A PORCHA-SE, . JUST SOME \HEU-.vlHAT A. OOKE ON ME 1 . IJE ^PENT, EVERY LA-5T CENT O^ THE SOYS! BOT THAT'S AU_R\SWT. I O\OVT GET A THIMGTHEY DOVT MEED. AV«D WORT WVE.TO i MOST H ASE By STANLEY COOrVTER.. -SEE. THAT THE'SE ARE. s THERE. XXMYTHVMG THAT OUD sue 1 " pPK« OPATKMN ·VOO PLEASE. mm: By Les Forgrave IP IT WrYTH'T VOHWLL.' \ t CS\H'T 60 ON TUR.H IT WPtftVT VD Pressure Pete Safe U/EU-.MR.HERO. umT DO M3i MEKM A\WiJW W MOOE. mow o VA/AS HU(2T. SAFE AMP SOUND. Frank MerriweU at Yale . UTTl£ DEUlt WU UT ME-1 Pom Makes a Discovery BurtL Standish Mnggs McGinnis The Worm Turns! WJy Bishop MINE AND I'LL HOT QNENOU UP .* I CANT kNE. VJiTHOUrNOU -- ^OU'UU VEARM TO Mi^E HE." « I CANT EAT-I CAN' ST-EEP-AU-l CAN DO IS 1 HIM16 AGOur VOU .' usreM wiSEGirt- ViHAfTANC« TWINS O V4IW- A MEAL Rilt ? SCKAM-. GO OK- BEAT if." FROM ABOUND HETZ OR- I'U- KNOCK MOU KXL A GoAU S 1ME CAME- MAN S-fUFF OUTRIDE SIU.M-1 CMf MARRS fou - ·kis- ICfUL vuwt- ,--our A? A D!ET- ·frAit our. Rtc. U. S. Pat. Off- eopyl-ffiht, 1934. Centnt Preu Ats'tl over. He drew an enormous breath of relief and pushed his pipe into lis mouth once more. It was out, bu' le sucked at it with a child's unconsciousness. He had saved himself from ignominous defeat, bj what weapon he scarcely knew an nothing else for the moment seemed ;o matter. "Well, thank Heaven for that!" hi said. "Now let's get on to other things--ways and means. I've go: some notes for you. May I bring .hem round some time to your cabin?" She was silent, her head bent, hei face turned from him. "I may, mayn't I?" he said anx ously. She made a slight sign with on hand, as though speech were beyond her. "I say, don't!" whispered Tiggie : We mustn't give the show away Just say yes! I'll do the rest." She spoke in a small voice tha thrilled straight through him. "Un Captain Turner " "Tiggie!" he muttered urgently. She yielded the point, and he knew that she had yielded everything. Th battle was his. "Ob, Tiggie!" ah said. "You can't say I haven't tried but"--again her weary sigh inter rupted--"life's so difficult." ,. "Not a bit!" said Tiggie cheerily "Not when we help each othe along. That's settled then. I'll com round this evening, before dinne' I'll give you my address too, and shall want yours. I'm going to m sister in Norfolk for a bit, but shan't stay there long. Til be abl to keep an eye on you--lend a ban when needed." That was the right note to strike he felt sure. Everything must b kept casual and easy at all costs Never again, so far as he was con cerned, should she tell him that was difficult. He breathed relie again when she turned towards him and showed him a face of pale com posure. "It's no good my saying than! you," she said. "I don't know wha ought to be said, because thing like this don't really happen. But-please, Tiggie--I can't take muc from you. And--what I do take shall repay--if I live long enough "You shall do whatever you like he promised her. He had won; h could afford to be generous. "Oa don't be bothered about it! Let be a real help--not a millston round youi neck!" She smiled at that, somewba enigmatically. "No, I shan't carry there," she said. "It's--too pre cious." He wished afterwards that he ha tried to find out what she mean but at the-moment he felt his pos tion to be too precarious for inti mate inquiries, and so he passed th matter by. "Make use of it," he said. "An let me know when you need an more. I'm going to keep in touc with you, you know." He made the assertion with som misgiving, but she accepted it with a simplicity that equaled his own "Of course!" she said. "I couldn pay you back otherwise, could I? "Oh, never mind that," said Tig gie, disconcerted. "We agreed no to, didn't we? Not to bother, mean? Well, that's settled, than goodness. Don't you worry now Everything'!! be O. K. You're goin with the Rutherfords when yo land?" "Yes," she said. "I've promised 1 take charge of the children whi they find a furnished house som where on the coast. Dr. Rutherford mother who lives somewhere on th outskirts of London is going to tak us all in. After that, when they ar settled. I shall have to find som NEED MONEY: PINE WILL LOAN YOU On furniture, autos, personal property or anything ot value to persons who have steady employment , LOANS UP TO SSOO Pa; back in monthly Installments, LOANS MADE SAME DAY OF APPLICATION C. L. Pine Loan Company ·OI Mason City Second Floor Weir Bldg. _ _ Phone Sez You-Yeah Sez Me! By Paul Robinson where to go. I may perhaps get a room -near them for a time, till after . . . " "I see," said Tiggie, "Well, that's far enough to look ahead for the present, isn't it? I shall get Spot to ask me down." He smiled at her. "That'll be all right, won't it?" She smiled wistfully in answer. He was not sure that she wanted to smile. "Yes, quite all right, thank you," she said. "Then don't you worry!" said Tiggie again. * * · « It was over. In a blaze of spiing sunshine the great ship had come to her berth in the docks and the long voyage was at an end. "It's beastly saying good-by," said Tiggie, but it seemed the only thing left to say. . It was the breaking up of what had been on the whole a very pleasant party, and it was odd with what friendly regret one regarded the leave-taking even with those with whom one could not muster any serious desire to meet again. There is DO companionship more kindly or more transient than that which flourishes on board a ship; like an experiment in a laboratory wherein the most incongruous elements may meet and even seem to merge yet when released they will return to that which they were before. Such at least was the thought in Tiggle's mind as be bade farewell to one after another of those with whom he had whiled away the long hours since they had left Bombay. It had been a rather wonderful voyage from his point of view. Would he have erased it from his own private book of life has he been able to dp so? Were the chance his to wipe out those three weeks of trav- el and find himself once more on Indian, soil, would he have chosen another boat to bring him home? It was not like Tiggie to ask himself these questions, but he had begun to take himself more seriously of late, to acknowledge subconsciously that even for him life might have its problems. And, being essentially honest, he answered them both in the negative. Come what might of a situation that seemed quite hopeless, he would not have missed it for the world. For what would she have done without him? Who else could have come to the rescue? Not Spot with his limited means and unsettled future; nor anyone else that he could think of. No, obviously the job was for him and none other, and whither it was to lead him no speculation could decide. (TO BE CONTINUED) Real Estate Transfers Clark, R. W. to Jane Hawke, executrix, $1.00, and release of judgment- in Case No. 24237, S',J; NE; E'A SE; IVi W% SE, all in 35-9421. March 7, 1934. Robertson, John and wife, to Herman H. Moeller, $1.00, NW SE 25-97-22. Feb. 20, 1934. Young, Alice L., to Lillian Southard, $1.00, Lots 13 and 14 B 1, Bayside, Clear Lake. Aug. 14, 1933. Halvorson, N. H. and wife, to First National bank. Clear Lake, Sl.OO, L 6 B 2, Beaver Add., C. L. Feb. 3, 1926. Kelly, J. E. and wife, to Mike E. George, $1. east 85 feet lot 1, block 52, Horace G. Parker's addition, city of Mason City. July 1. 1933. - Jones. Ira, W.'and wife, to receiv- er of Cerro Gordo State bank, $1. quit claim deed, SW NE and S% NW NE 9-96-21 except triangular piece of land from SW NE. March 6, 1934. Bell, Clara Preston and husband to Dana P. Stearna $1 QCD lot 1 ex W 41% feet in blk 5 Paul Felt's plat M. C., 3-1-34. The American dollars that feel the cheapest are, no doubt, those spent in France.--Weston (Ore.) paper. /foAH NUMSKUU* NOAH = 1F Yoii A SL.OW , YV1LL. RMMOUO A ··WYATB DSAK NOAH PUT ON HIS COAT O Y/oUU? HE BECOME MAN 0(= SOUTH CONCENTRATE! SPEED UP NUMSKULU ANt MAIU NOMNOTIDNS TO ','' R. NOAH- BIGHT MOW. BRICK BRADFORD IN THE CITY BENEATU THE SEA By William Ritt and Clarence Gray,

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