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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 24

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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 1933 ROOM AND BOARD By GENE AHERN tr AS rwtRE W1U. 1 SCCftES £· EAHV4£».S ANO ' WHO W1LV. WANT TO IWVEST WjONf IAY INVENTlOiJ; BUT; t AVv GCWG TO C*=FER, TH6 O5=POHrUMlTV TO -«Xj I --· GOOD ft\A.W,~ t V/ILV. LET YOU HAVE A. WW_P*fTEREST IM TH-pUR=L6 EVcGLASSES -LOCATOR* *OR #2OO !--THINK. OF TU ttlU_\ONS uc;« THEY'LL wosu TO * LOCATOR ,KHICU WVLt. RETAiL- JST£N.BLItlOY,---- ^ tfwv GfcTTIMG Uf tH YtAnS ATlO V HAVC. A. tew WUNCC^EO ,H4 k JJBST EGQ,-- --7 BUT vount HOT TO MATCH IT I Uncle Ray's Corner The British in India Soon after Columbus mad* his first voyage across the Atlantic, and planted the flag of Spain In ·the New World, ships of Portugal found an all-water route to India, They were able to go around southern Africa, then cross the Indian ocean to this rich market of the Orient. For about A century, the Portuguese had nearly everything their own way in regard to trade with India. They obtained spices, cotton cloth, silk and jewels from India in exchange for goods they took there. long the coast. The most impor- ant of the early colonies was round Calcutta. By 1795 it cov- red Bengal and a large area to he west. In that year, the British Iso had lour stretches ot land n east-central and southern India, nd a small area around Bombay. With the help ot trading com- anies, by gifts to rulers, and with rmed force, the British slowly 'iut surely spiead their power ver India. In 1877 Queen Victoria ook the title of "Empress of Inlia." That was about two and a centuries after Great Britain's first efforts to obtain trade in this ection ot the world. Each British monarch since Vicoria has held the title of emperor Kin? George and Queen Mary a Delhi in 1911. Soon after the Mighty Akbar's death, Dutch and British traders tried to obtain their share of Indian commerce. Looking hack, find a letter sent to the East India company in Great Britain by traders who were staying in India They wrote, in 1639, that the grea Mogul ruling at that time woult give them new rights if the would make him presents of "larg looking glasses, English mastiffs, pair of gloves, and a good buff coat." They also felt sure that ; painting of the British king wouli help their cause. Step by step, the British woi more and more of India's trade Colonies of a sort were starte* DAUGHTER By RUTH RAY KANE READ THIS FIRST: Summoned to the state penitentiary where her father lies near death, Lona Ackerman Is dismayed when he fails to recognize her. He is serving 1 a life sentence for a murder which occurred when he sought to avenge his daughter's honor. Finding: a friend In Jim Claridge, Lona had just begun to fake a new interest in life when the prison warden telegraphed her of her father's illness. Alone In the world, she had spent months, finding jobs, then losinsr them when It- became known she was a convict's daughter. Finally Jim bad found her a new position, saw more and more of her, until they fell In love. The prison warden takes Lona to his home. As they enter, two convicts confront them with guns. (Now Go on With the Story) CHAPTER FIFTEEN This couldn't be real, Lona caught herself thinking again snd again throughout the harrowing scenes of the next lew minute*. This couldn't be happening to her. It wa« some other girl, some storybook character who was here in the warden's house, hands uplifted before the menacing guns of two desperate, escaping prisoners. "· She watched, dazed, while "Warden Lewis was forced by the sneering Lefty to order out his car, and dismiss the chauffeur who came to the door to report to him when it was drawn up and waiting in the drive outside the house. With the warden's clothes covering their tell-tale gray uniforms, the two convicts herded Lewis and Lona into the car. The warden if India. Certain parts country still have local of the princes, driving, they trundled out through the darkened drives to the heavy Lona heard herself pro- gates. 'No! 1 Delhi. Before the vith important power, and some f the princes are men of great vealth. They do not, however, dispute the rule of Great Britain. In !911 King George V and Queen Mary paid a visit to India, and vere treated with high honor at visit, Calcutta had seen the capital of India lor many years, but the visit marked the change of the capital to Delhi. Although Delhi does not have nearly such a large population as some other cities in India, it is important in Indian history. The Great Moguls and other rulers of the past had palaces there. Not far south ot Delhi is the city of Agra. One of the Great Moguls caused a beautiful tomb to be built there. It is known as the Taj Mahal. (For History or Travel section of your scrapbook.) If you want a free copy of the illustrated leaflet, "Your Body at Work" send'me a 3c stamped return envelope, In care of this newspaper. testing as the gate swung open in the gathering mist, and the road stretched before them unguarded. "I can't leave Daddy! You can't take me--" Tomorrow: India of the Present. (Cafjrifhl. 1939, Fublhheri' g;niii»tc) UNCLE RAY'S SCRAPBOOK The Globe-Gazette has on hand a number of Scrspbooks designed by "Uncle Kay" and made especially to hold more than 100 "Uncle Kay" Articles. You may buy one of these books at the Globe-Gazette business office for IS cents plus 1 cent tax. Add 9 cents for postage tf you want it mailed to you. READ THE GLOBE-GAZETTE WANT ADS DAILY CROSSWORD PUZZLE 18. 20 31 33 ·35 \\ 16 3-2 ACROSS 1--Collars 17--Chides J--The father 20--Electrified of David particle B--A~ French it--Histories coin 28--A state of «--Eat the U. S. greedlrjr 29--Pi)e 1O--Hat worn in 30--Rubs off tropical 32--A priest countries (sp.) M--Persia J3--A wing IS--Native of 34--Impudent rosebush 24--Spawn of fish 25--Thin silk from China 26--Guided 27--Organ of hearing 28--Admits 31--Utter 3Z--A cushion An*wer to prerxrai jraxzta Finland 35--Purport DOWN 1--A district 2--Behold 3--Project 4--Uniform 7--Spherical body *--Rule (Hindu) --African antelope 11--Frequently (poetic) 12--A kind of cake IS--Half em* 15--Torture 18--River Sp.) 19--Bird of th« cuckoo family 21--Mien 22--Greek letter 23--Ripened . fruit of th« 1515, Kief Funut* SjtxixiK, lac. "Shut up, you!" A harsh voice silenced her, and the gun in Louie's hand pressed closer to her ribs. Away from the towering walls, the one called Lefty ordered the warden to turn into a side street and come to a stop. While the wheels were still spinning, Louie leaned from the back seat, and before Lona knew what was happening, he had brought his gun down ·"""* with a crack over the warden's head. Lewis slumped, soundlessly, and Lona stifled a scream. "You've killed him!" The words almost refused to come. "You've killed him--" "Aw, fer God's sake, shut up will you!" ordered Lefty, and a stinking bunch of rags was thrus into her mouth and tied with a handkerchief behind her neck. The wardens body was limp and his head lolled from side to side as they dumped him out and dragged him, unresisting, into a clump ot trees of what looked like a city park. They left him there, and the sight of their faces, revealed in the street light as they slunk back toward the car, struck terror to Lona's heart anew. They were desperate looking, tense and brutal. Shrinking down, she tried to open the car door on the far side and slip out. B u t they were too quick for her. The one called Louie caught her in his arms as she almost fell on to the running board. His clutch on her was hard and rough and a startled oath sprang to his twisted lips as he realized what she was doing. __ "Askin" fer it, eh?" he growled. he saw his hand come up, the un butt shining. She tried to cream through her gag as she ealized he was about to hit her s he had the warden. Desperate- y her hands went up to ward off he blow and she crouched, her yes on that terrible, uplifted gun. At just that moment, as if at a gnal, a screaming wail seemed 0 rise f r o m the ground on all ides of them--a shrill, unearthly, ar splitting screech that went up nd down until it seemed their tartled ear drums must break. iVith an oath Louie pushed her eadlong back into the front seat 1 the car, his intended blow un- ielivered. "The siren! They're on to us!" ; ground out, between whitened ips. "Get started!" They were off before he had slammed the door. Sweating, fty crouched over the wheel, his 'oot on the warden's accelerator. Shooting through the night, that unearthly wail eddying about hem, they were out of the city and on to the open highway in what seemed like an instant. With every mile the girl's heart sank farther and farther. "Attention all cars! Attention all cars! . . . " the Warden's radio began to howl as Lefty flipped it on with a nervous hand ... "Believed heading northwest . , believed heading northwest . . . . using warden and the girl for a screen . . . girl's father, a fellow convict, is dying in the prison hospital.-. , girl is badly needed." With a s u d d e n oath Louie reached down and tore the gag from Lona's mouth, prodding her into silence with his gun as he did so. "If we're stopped, you're my wife," he told her, his harsh voice grating against the siren's din, now dying out in the distance behind them. H i s words were clipped and came from the side of his mouth. "Get me?" Relieved of the gag, Lona gasped for breath in a long, choking sob. In her ears the radio still dinned. "Girl badly needed . . girl badly needed . . . father dying ... father dying . . ." "Shut up, you!" "But he's dying! Don't you hear?" "Let him die. You're goin' places." WE ·«* AKUCE BASKET OF FBurr ! ...GOSH! LOOK AT THOSE BB«tmRJL SAILS" XHVXV2E 1OUR UTTLE SECONDS BOVO-6CVI! WHATA6HP! WE'VE GOT TO GET M/1TEO ON QV_rr TUAT 5 HO FOR. VOO AUL. TO 4XIT V41UD He =opi=e«.eo VME A11-ED. IT JUST KH-I.EO VM^A. HS MOST LEffcJC US HE SHOOLOKft SO -BOOT ens Aiwr SAFE e MO in AU.SCT; wss MHCW/ "ibirYC AU.SFON66O CXT MC U*5 WK3OOH --THTCSES PAOKSOXt TVWLLNCVtC KNOW verse or ME. GOODS*.' IWAWTTOTRY CXJT MY MAGIC FORMULA WHICH CHANGES MEN INTO MCE- HOLD STILL NOW, POGO-THISWONT HUPT-MUCH- AH-M/JT WORKS/ KSSST.'BWCK.'W t SAW HIM.' W KNOW, RUCKO, HE THE NEXT TABIE- WORRIES HE.' HE'S TORE THAN A THE GUY WE HAD fl GROUCH-HE'S, WELL.SOflT OF TROUBLE WITH rl^--j SINISTER.' tAST NIGHT ' mm HEREAUY WCMD HAVE SHOT YOU IF KXJ HAUNT 60TTEN TWAT OIN AWAY FROM HM! AW, FORGET THAT MUG/5AY, SOhETHIH'ABOUT TWI5GUY.KOPW AllA K»ftK B A 6REAT SOWTTSr, tXXOYERER AW (YtNTOR OF MANY BENEHTS TO HUMANKIND-HE lUST BE WOWING ON SOMETHING LIKE THAT NOW -HE'S SENT FOR nE AND I'VE ASSISTED Htrt IN THE PAST DPAK/KE MENTIONED KOPWJ OF WHAT KALLA XKWC IS DOING.' WE AlWt GOT NCrmiN'TON WORK WTTH BUT YOU SMASHED AU. OUR MACHINERY WITH THAT BLAST. YOU COULDNTHAVe REPAIRED rt;AHYWWf. ERES FOOD FOR YOU TO CARRY ON. HIRED MC TO BLOW UP THE M*CHW- ERVT.SOTHESeMEN COVLDKT BRIMS IN THEIR Oil. WELL SCTOHE THEIR OPTION HAH OUT. YORE THE OMB MAM AU-THE TftOUVLE PCK Me AN* ABC. ru.nn.i.YuH SOLLY, DAD-I THINK VOU'RE 6WELL 10 TAKE 1 ME ON THIS PICNIC' AND THEREU. PICNICS SUPPOSE UNCUE PUlU TOOK W ON MANV PICMICS, 010 ME * RK5HT i/IHOUSH AtON Ef- CONS Cl OU6 NCTt «|K TO VJOEK 3 MINDED, UNCLE ME TO AGAIN, IiH QOlUe TO SEE TO JT THAT VOL) HAVTr SOME FUN ' HOUJ OH 1 . WHERE DO VOO GET OFF TALKING 10 ·SHEILA UKE THAT-?.' WUHAP A ANP-THEN HERE WITH CASTAWAY IP YOU -THINK. VOO CAM GIVE ME THE RUN-AROONO YOU'RE- CRA7.Y- I'LL--.' , GEOFFKEV TWrSTS HIMSEtP FREE, LASHES ·50PPENLV AT SCOfiCHV-- "He's dying, I tell you--" "An' whatd'ya think we'll do if they ctach us?" "Oh, please--" "Shut up, will you!" The gun dug into her back savagely and she subsided. With burning eyes she watched the miles speeding by. each one carrying her farther and farther away. The sound of the siren had died out completely now, and only the droning radio cut into the night silence, broken by the high-pitched whine of the warden's motor being pushed unmercifully. Over and over again the fateful words beat into her brain: "Girl's father is dying ... girl's father is dying ..." Desperately she watched for signs of pursuit. Despite the warn- ing of the radio and the heaviness of the early evening traffic, nobody seemed to pay them any attention. Each time they whizzed past another speeding car she found herself grow tense, waiting for a shot that never came; at each crossroad it seemed there must be a carload of armed policemen, barring their way, ending this dreadful waiting. But nothing happened, nnd gradually it dawned on her that it was because of her they were holding off. "Using the warden and the girl as a screen . . . "the radio droned again, and a frantic resolve took hold of her. Closing her eyes she let her body slump suddenly. "I'm--going--to--faint--" s h e brought out, weakly. "Stop--" "Hey, you can't pass out on us!" The gun prodded into her ribs anew. "You gotia sit up an' be seen. Here! . . . Sit up, you!" "Sorry," she gasped, and allowed herself to go even limper, her head sinking against the driver's shoulder. "Get her up!" Lefty shot frantically at the cursing Louie. "Hold her head up. She's gotta be seen." " H e l l Fumbling, Louie dropped the gun into his lap as he struggled to lift her relaxed body and prop up her lolling head. It was the chance for which she had been praying. Stiffening suddenly, she threw herself headlong onto the driver, grasping at the wheel. There was an instant's tussle, a moment of dreadful swaying and being flung about, a piercing icream she couldn't quite check. Then they crashed. The last thing she heard was a rattle of shots from somewhere behind thcm- After that she knew no more! (To Be Continued) Stake Kept 65 Years WAKENDA, Mo., (U.FS--Mr. and Mrs. John Carroll Holloway began their married life 65 years ago with a Bible, a feather bed, a frying pan, an axe and a shotgun. They still have all the articles, and believe that most young couples would get along all right if they could start out with such a stake. Komance Lives 40 Year* UPPER SANDUSKY, Ohio, W.» --A 40 year romance lasting sine* school days has ended in marriage for Miss May B. Carter, Upper Sandusky, and James C. Poole, Wooster. The couple will reside in Woostcr, where Poole is general manager of the Central Ohio Telephone company. Weather Tricks Hen* SPRINGFIELD, Mass., (UP.)--A bit of balmy weather this winter fooled the hens here. They approached a near-record in egg production. The local market was flooded with eggs, causing a drop of from 5 to 10 cents a dozen. - -i; r _T

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