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

Mason City, Iowa
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Monday, March 26, 1934
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE j THE OLD HOME TOWN By STANLEY ID SPANK -me DAYl-KSHTS OUT OFTM/VT KID IP .BBi.OA»6E TOME HES BEEN VELLM* HIS HEAD OFF JUSTPVAIN TEMPED, i CAUJS rr 1 . IT IS IVE BEEN AU- OVER THE ROOM FD* THAT IT TOOK MTSS PUTTED . .. , MINUTES TO GJUIET JUNIOR ATTKr* SHE DISCOVERED JOE HAD MACE AN ACCIDENTAL. MOLE IM OME SHOT RW«,TCn«fT-S GOLF (£)!«»« L** w. ronMUEr e^i-r^. BEAD THIS FIRST: Capt. Tlnte Turner, retiming to _ from India, finds pretty Viola Norman on shipboard, deserted by her husband and friendless. After frustrating- her attempt at snlelde, he learns she Is to become a, mother. He Introduces her to friends of his on board, the Botherford family. When they reach EnjUnd, Vlqla iocs with the Kutherfords for a visit and Xlggle proceeds to the home of his sister, Janet, realising he Is deeply Li lore with Viola. Janet's hnibnnd, Harvey Gllmore. an artist, shows Tiggie a. painting of a dancing: girl he had found In » cabaret on the continent. Amazed, Tlggfe recognizes her as Viola. He grows morose as she falls to write him. As Harvey and Tlgglfe leave for a visit to London, Turner receives a letter from Grlerson and company, lawyers, with a cheque In payment for ft loan he had advanced Viola. In London he mafces on appointment with Grler- ·on. The lawyer refuses to give Ticgle Viola's address. Orlernon tells Tiggie Viola Is not married and that she Is his stepsister and now In Ms care. Tnmer runs Into Spot Bntherford at his elab and learns he and his family are taking a cottage at Faroe and that he, too. Is searching for Viola, who left the Butherfords to go to her brother's near Pntney. Tiggie end Harvey Xo to Futney only to leam from Grierson's housekeeper that the lawyer Is not there. She .Insists that no stepilstet ol Crlerson has b«en there. (NOW GO ON WITH THE STOUT) CHAPTER 24 Tiggie made an honest effort to', answer the question, but could no' All that he knew was that a drivin force was upon him, urging him against his Judgment, almos against his will, and he lacked th power to .resist it. Pause he migh but rest he could not. Until he knei the ultimate truth regarding her he was bound to go on. He began to consider his nex step, lying prone on the sun-bake grass, but no inspiration came t him. He only realized at the end o a. quarter of an hour that th breathing space was over and tha he must go. He supposed he mus return to Harvey, and contemplate! telling him the whole story. He must already have guessed some thing, and he had a quick brain which might be of use. But would he understand the inevitability o the thing? Or would he laugh him to scorn for hia persistence? Tiggie's face began to burn as if he already hear his brother-in-law's derisive chuckle. No, he could never stand that at this stage. If Harvey laughed, he would probably knock him down, though ne was by no means a violent man. But this thing had gone too far for laughter anc too far for turning back. Whatever Harvey or anyone else might say or do he was going on now. It was not in riiT" to act otherwise. He stumbled rather heavily to his feet and looked around him. Til: that moment in the excitement of the chase he had paid small attention to the heat of the day, but now It smote upon him with insistence He stood still for a second or two, feeling dazed. And across his brain, darkened by a brief dizziness, there flashed a sudden picture. He saw the sun rising in a glory of orange and scarlet over the Arabian desert, and was conscious of a slight, dove- like being, pressed closely to his side aa one who seeks a refuge. It was gone again in an Instant, but it left him oddly unsteady, like a sleepwalker abruptly awakened. So she had leaned upon him, so she bad clung to him; and now ... He turned resolutely with that dogged determination which had lately developed within him, and · marched away as though he had · been on parade. Rounding the clump of trees that had sheltered him, he came within sight of the spot where he had left · Harvey; but there was no Harvey now to be seen. "Oh, where the devil has he got - to?" said Tiggie irritably. He had left Harvey near a seat which was now unoccupied, but as he drew near he caught sight of the two suitcases beside it. This was re. assuring. Evidently Harvey was not far away. Tiggie sat down squarely and wiped his face. It was his turn to wait. There was no one near. The place was practically deserted, for it was the luncheon hour. Only in the distance the roar of traffic still sounded, it was like the background of a dream. All the happenings of that morning became a little dream-like to Tiggie as he sat there waiting. The feeling of shock had begun to fade and his own practical common sense to assert itself. He would be a fool, he reflected, to believe anything that Grierson or anyone else said regarding Viola until he had satisfied himself that it was the truth. And this statement of Grierson's was not true, could not be true. He might have believed it of some other girl, but of Viola--never! But it was evident that she was in the man's power, and that was the first point upon which Tiggie meant to concentrate. He was going to find her and make her'tell him exactly how things stood. Then--possibly he might discover a way to help her. He was sure, deep in his inmost soul, that she needed help. What his next step would be to achieve his end he did not know. Perhaps Harvey when he returned might be able to suggest something; for he had decided to take Harvey to a certain extent into his confidence. But till he returned there was nothing to be done, and certainly the enforced rest was not unwelcome. In fact he very soon ceased to chafe at it, and, lighting his pipe, sat in quiescent meditation, awaiting the absentee's return. The realization that he was overpoweringly sleepy came upon him after several jerky efforts to keep his head rigid had failed. The whole atmosphere had become slumberous, and after all he did not see why repose as well as luncheon should be denied him. None but a strong, silent hero would have sat erect and unyielding for an indefinite period in that heat, and Tiggie had never aspired to be this. He was made of heroic mould, and he detested physical discomfort. When his drowsiness became too apparent to be ignored even by himself, he abandoned all attempts to defy it, and slipping comfortably down upon the grass, he pocketed his pipe, turned the suitcases into a pillow, and philosophically went to sleep. It was nearly an hour later that ae was awakened by the sound of running feet, and sitting up, blinking, discovered Harvey racing across the grass toward him. "Oh, don't run like that!" protested Tiggie ere he reached him. "It makes me hot to look at you. What s It? Fire? Murder? Or mere highway robbery?" Harvey dropped beside him like a shot hare. "Oh, man, I've had the devil of a time!" he panted. "But 've got her! You nip along quick to that house at the corner that you went to this morning, and you'll be Sere before she is!" "What on earth are you talking about?" said Tiggie, bewildered, but rising almost to spite of himself. Harvey made an urgent gesture. The girl--the one you're looking for --the 'Aquamarine' girl! She's coming along the road on the other side that fence now. She's making for iat house you went to an hour ago I'm a nigger. Quick, man, if you want to catch her! Or she'll give (rou the slip--as she did before." Tiggie waited for no more. What means Harvey had employed thus to ind out these details of his quest did lot concern him then. AU that mat- ered was the gist of his disjointed emarks, and this he grasped with a uickuess for which later he allowed himself a certain amount of credit. Without further parley he raramea lis hat on to his head and swiftly S J«J*Y NO O6E TQTRV TO CATCH VOU, YOU'RE -SOCH A \WIU3 LVTTUE THINS.BUT VOOSHAN'T -STARVE. -VJUY, JUST L.OOK. AT HOPP\N VJP HERE TO VAN HAND! OF *iL!, THING*! V4HV, *fJO TO tU»NK. VQO \UOOCWT tSX OC \ CATCH YOU. BOt IT Vif.' weOijOWW* I SOYS FWGMiTEWTO YOO. YOO'«B PCT A.HO VU. BtT VT*3 L A* UVTTL.e CIRC 1_\K6 KME. ·SEE.TOTHrVT CARRT H\M INTO THE. HOUSE. Tamed by Kindness Copyright, 1984, by Central Press Association, Inc. \M TOCH WVTrt Pi H\? ·9 wsapii o . f.NO N\Ct OF-TUt TO CHI? IN BHO . OUR VOPvV 6PO.OOT* OFF TBevR r\U5. WVTH (X UOTTft \T-t "?\CK OP Very Convinc- ANOTHER. VOUNG MeUR\WELV- LOOIOM FOE. A HOME AND HtCAN COliQrN SHOW M Frank Merriweil at Yale LATER.! TfaVOi) GET A, ... LET tte DO THE IS A SlUEU- (JOWv VOO UJIU- rr HERE A New Home BnrtL. Standish IF I AlMT SoTA.COU.D T36T UP * SMELL THE = tF X HAVE. GoT k I A CoLD^X WAfTTIL K / T_H6AR"EM ScRAPlrt'Ij V ^JTHE TOAST [j---'/ Do YeO *-) EVER MISS S TH BREAKFAST GoMS?j ' 1 WEU. HOW Do YA KVioW WrlEr-l To QET UP T=W*. Mnggs McGinnis BREAKFAST 5«*i THIS The Old Fashioned Way , 1934, by Central Press Association. Jnc ITS IEFTTO HER. AS LONG AS SHE ^TAHS 5JNGUE ' DICK.--ANP HE HAS THE HEU-O- VJEU., I'M ETTA CAN'T SPEAK. WITH f WAir."Nou I KNOW VI HAT I Noun AUNT" I MZZie'S WILL u SAID- NO BcNS/ DID ETTA TALL IM sorr-- INHERITED 100,000 SWEET SOMETHING -TELLS MS NOT GOING "TO INHER.IT- THvS MCNES. CAKES EE AS LOSr WITHOUT * IU-1ELL HE.K ^QU RICHARD, By Paul Robinson departed, leaving Harvey gasping on the ground. Over the dry grass he ran with the speed of concentrated purpose. His rest had refreshed him, and he was more than ready for the battle. Once more he sighted the tall house at the corner which had been the scene of his recent defeat, and he noticed -what he had not noticed before -- that the whole length of its garden was bounded by a side road. His brain leapt beyond Harvey's urgent injunction to wait at the corner. Where there was a fence, there was probably a door; and if she were indeed there and wished to enter unobserved, would she choose to do so by that wide front garden or those glaring steps? He reached the road and crossed it, dodging the traffic almost without seeing. Now he was NEED MONEY? PINE WILL LOAN YOU On furniture, autos, personal property or anything o£ value to persons who have steady employment. LOANS TIP TO SSOO Fay back In monthly installments IXANS MADE SAME DAY OP APPUCATIOX C. I*. Pine Loan Company Of Mason City Second Floor Weir Bldg. , Phone 221 at the corner and pulled himself up. People were passing to and fro. He paused a. moment to get his breath. Then, moving more ' quietly, he turned the corner and looked down the side road. It was a quiet road with an avenue of young trees planted along it. There was a tradesman's van stand- Ing close to him, and a man with a basket on his arm was in the act of passing through a small door In the fence that evidently led in the direction of the kitchen premises of the forbidden house. A few yards further down the road an old man was walking slowly towards him; and some distance behind him moving very quickly, almost running, he saw the figure of a girl. It was a very fleeting vision, for even as he discerned her she turned sharply aside in the path and disappeared through the fence, obviously by a door similar to the one by which he stood. It was enough for Tiggie. Without a moment's consideration he followed the tradesman into the gar- den. The lad was already half way along a path that led downwards between shrubs to the back door. He was whistling the latest jazz love-song with piercing vehemence, and he swung off almost Immediately to his destination, leaving a path that worked to the right towards the garden, and down this Tiggie instantly turned. (TO BE CONTINUED) Floyd County Legion Safety Organization Described by Kraupa NORA SPRINGS, March 24.--Extensive steps which have been made by the American Legion to promote highway safety are described in the last issue of the Iowa Legionaire by Roy Kraupa, county director of safety. "Floyd county is going to be as safe to drive in as the American Legion highway safety department can make it," Director Kraupa wrote. "As soon as our program for 1934 is put into action, all automobiles will have to be properly lighted and each highway safety man has promised to see that his town and territory are properly policed. "I have organized a highway school patrol in every town in the county, or rather will have in a few days, guarding our children from the danger of being run down by careless drivers. There will 'oe school stop signs wherever needed, and the pub. lie is being asked to obey them without fail, and each city or town council and Legion post is back of this 100 per cent. "My safety men are seeing to it that the highways are properly marked, GO that there will be no mis- take as to where to drive or where to park. I am sure with all these precautions I will be able to decrease the accidents and deaths in Floyd county at least." Brough Gives Address. DOWS--The W. C. T. U. met Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Myrtle Dengen. Mrs. G. J. Meyer led the devotions. The Rev. R, A. Brough talked on the liquor question. It was decided to send contributions to a bazar in DCS Moines April 2. /VOAH A/UMSKUU. DEAe.NOAM= How DOES: A SHIWE.T H.B. DEAR NOA^W BIRDS MEL.T ' D O SNOW /M THE OVEftA HUMDREt FISH, - HOAftO "follf*. NUMB I P'Ef** TO"QEAt^ MO BRICK BRADFORD IN THE CITt BENEATH THE SEA BRICK AND MANCO NOW VISIT THE INC A. TUPAC HUYAMA IN HIS PALACE AMD WARM THE KING OF HASTA HUARACA'S PUN TO CONQUER .MARL) AM) WIN THE TREASURE CITV FGR, HIMSELF. By William Ritt and Clarence Gray, I DIVINE UMCLE, MAKE HASTE/ SEND ALL BATTALIONS JO GUARD TUB T- TlgREAT GATES' 'CTuTI fflnnrnrrrmF- MOST LOYAL KEPHEW I CANNOT BELIEVE THE YACAS WOULD DARE ATTACK AMARU .' A BIRO ? YOU JEST, AMJ - MO-IWILL- NOt CALL OUT THE ARMV - I, THE IMCA. WUST MOT LOOK THE FOOL. 1 BUT, MAJESTY, YOU OO NOT UMDECSTAMD-WTU HASTA \SAWH1TEMAN\UHOFLIES A- A- A. GIAMT BIKD WHICH CAM DESTROY THE GREAT GATES/

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