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

Mason City, Iowa
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Friday, April 6, 1934
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FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 1934 MASON CITY GtOBE-GAZETTE THE OLD HOME TOWN By STANLEY is NO FARM! · TWOS WMXN'S HOME! VJELU , VJE CAN'T STOP NO^ -IP THE VOUN I_OST A BRAN NEW SASE BAIJ- ON Ei-M STREET TO Cw VJIU. =A AT MY HOLJSH HE VJI1_1- RECEIVE SAME, ALSO SUITABLE KEWAISD MIKE DOG AN. CHAPTER 31 HARVEY STRODE oil immediately with hia light, elastic gait, which was so much more like the springy movement of a young animal than that of a man who had left his youth behind. As he went, Viola spoke with a queer, half-childish appreciation, "isn't he nice? He--helps one, don't you think--without really trying?" Tiggie knew what she meant, and suddenly reflected upon the contrast between his own solidity and Harvey's essential airiness, and with the thought he realized half ruefully what it was that had provoked her unexpected mirth. But her laugh was a relief to him; it lessened the tension. "Yes, he is a help," he said; then with another look at her, "You're all right, are you?" "Oh, yes." she answered, -you 'thank 'Well, I'm going to take you down to Fame now," said Tiggie, still supremely matter-of-fact. "You'll get stronger down there, and they're all wanting you. Spot told me there's a cottage near them where you can stay. I got Harvey to wire · to Mrs. Rutherford to get acconi- jnodation for-you last night." "Oh yes?" 'she said. "Yes?" Her tfoice was low, with a hint of suspense. · = -. "That's-all." said Tiggie. "You'll · be all right under Spot's care." - "Oh yes," she said again rather ·faintly. "And you--are you coming too?" "Of course," said Tiggie. "But I Shall put up at the inn. Harvey is coming down too. You see," he hesitated momentarily--"I'm. not telling Spot anything yet. We thought it tetter not. A little later on all we i need say is that your husband is Sead, And afterwards--when you leave Fame--I shall go too. And then we can let them know from a distance that we have married in time for you to go back to India .with me in the autumn." '-'Oh!" said Viola. Her breath came rather fast and he had to stoop to catch her words. "Did--did you think of all that?" "No--Harvey," said Tiggie. "He's a. genius, you know. A very good sort. He's helped me all through." "How kind!" she said. "And he"-her voice wag fainter still--"knows everything?" "He knows about your marriage to Norman being a farce, that's all," Said Tiggie. "But--he's a genius," she jfiur- inured, as if to herself. "Here he is!" said Tiggie. ' A taxi had come into sight. It Hrew up at the curb and Harvey jumped out. His thin aquiline features wore a smile of impish humor "The wedding chariot!" he observed, and stood bareheaded and bowing at the door. ','Are you coming?" said Tiggie. Harvey's smile developed into an Open grin, "Not«in this conveyance S'll follow in a bus--your humble Bancho Panza. I'll see you at Pad- iflington. You've ample time." Viola was already in the taxi, bui Tiggie paused. "Don't be an ass Harvey! Come along with us there's heaps of room." Then, reading refusal in Harvey's mocking eyes, he clapped a persuasive ham on his shoulder. "Please, old chap 1 want you." Harvey straightened up with mili tary precision. "I am yours to com Snand. But what does the lady say?' Viola was leaning forward, hei Wue eyes set like burning sapphire! in their sunken hollows. "Oh, please I want you too," she said. Harvey made a gallant gesture o capitulation, though he hardlj looked at her. "In that case there' no more to be said," he observec "You get in Tiggie! Leave the back seat for me!" He took command like a majordomo and Tiggie stolidly acquiesced There was only room for one manager at this stage, and his main can was Viola, whose aspect filled him with grave misgivings. Though thi touch of her hand was so cold, had the look of one consumed by an inward fever, and he dreaded th moment when reaction might set in He watched her covertly as thej jolted through the crowded streets but she gave no signs of weakening Her white face was composed am' even impassive. She seemed to tak no note of her surroundings. He dii not speak to her. There was some thing unfathomable about her whic made him fear to intrude. So utterlj had she placed herself,in his hand that it seemed almost like taking ad vantage of her helplessness to assert any degree of intimacy with her. Her agony of the night befor had apparently left her too numbec for feeling--too weary for speech Whatever she did had a mechanica air, as though her thoughts were wrapt away far behind all physica disturbance. And he suspected tha an unutterable fatigue weighe down both soul and body, depriv ing her almost of the power ti think. Later it might be, when the strai was over, the fever gone, she woul .wake and become again the swee elusive being who had so strangel won his heart--if. indeed he ha come to her in time. But that doub was beginning to press upon hii now with an insistence that woul not be ignored. Her fragility, he pallor, her silence, all imparted t ier a species of unearthliness tha made him afraid. He wondered wit a sinking heart what Spot would sa when he saw her. All through tha ong drive through the throngin traffic his mind was at work upo ier, considering now this mean now that, for the accomplishment ier welfare. No one had ever care for her before as he meant to car for her. Those vows which he ha just uttered had been no empty formula with him. All that was humanly possible should be done for her. And if he failed, if even yet she eluded him, slipped from his grasp, be would have done his best. It was not in him to do less. They reached their destination at last, and Harvey, faithful to his self- appointed role, departed to collect the luggage. The heat of the summer day was beginning to be felt, and Tiggie led his quiet companion to a seat. The station was buzzing with people, and he took up his stand slightly in front of her, trying to shield her from the noise and confusion around. He could think of nothing else to do for her, and it was Harvey who brought her strawberries for refreshment during the earlier part of the journey. The train was already in, and they found her a corner seat in a first- class compartment with Tiggie. Harvey was traveling third-class, GREAT GUNS,Bern? OO1 ·SEE RVSHT? WHAT'S THAT TVAOSt GATES ? WEWAROTOr\*iO HOYT. SHE UN/eS ON I \NE CA.N ·SOME FARM. A1.OSJS TWS ROAD 1 'SPECT SHE'U- BE ANNP'LV GLAD TO -SEE PECKV. PROB'LV ·SOtsftH POOR VRU VMO CAN'T HA MANY PET'S. 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DAt4ce NCRE IF 1 ·COULD GET THAT STOIJEM Etta Kett Blue Again 1 H/O A HUNCH Vl HEM I TOOK THE. NUM3EKL/ \NHAT1 Fisutae WHS ~TH^ SHOULD By Paul Robinson but he promised himself the pleasure of looking in upon them later ere he took his leave to seek humbler accommodation. "Why is he coming too?" Viola asked when he was gone. · But Tiggie could not tell her. He was by no means clear upon that point himself. "I suppose he wants to paint something," he said. She asked no more, seeming indeed to take small interest in his reply. Quietly she lay back in her corner and closed her eyes. And to Tiggie with that new sensation of sinking at the heart there came the realization that she was too weary to attempt to keep up appearances any longer--weary well-nigh unto death. NEED MONEY: PINE WILL LOAN YOU On furniture, autos, personal .property or anything of value to persons who have steady employment. LOANS CP TO S300 Pay back in monthly installments LOANS MADE SAME DAY OF APPLICATION . L. Pine Loan Company Of Mason City Second Floor Weir Bldg. Phone 224 He wondered if there were anything he could do, hut again he could think of nothing. He had not even thought of the strawberries ;hat lay neglected beside her. Sadly he settled himself into the seat opposite and took up the paper. * * * The journey to Fame was a complicated one, involving two changes and a five-mile drive at the end of the railway. To Tiggie the later stages seemed interminable, but Viola made no complaint. Her air of patient ex- baustion never varied, though he thought the dark shadows on her face deepened as the day wore on. She had a faint smile for him whenever he spoke to her, hut she did not speak herself unless compelled. Harvey was invaluable, attending to all details as a matter of course. There was no hint of mockery now in his attitude. Tiggie had never before seen him so grimly businesslike, and he knew that he shared his own anxiety, though no word of it passed between them. It was late in the afternoon before they reached the final stage of the journey and found themselves confronted by a small motor-omnibus which was waiting to transport them to Fame. The west country hill spread all around them in their pleasant summer greenness, and a soft breeze with the tang of the ocean salt in it blew lightly upon them as they emerged from the station. "This'll do you good." said Tiggie cheerily to the silent girl beside him. She did not speak in answer, but again her eyes smiled at him--their patient, weary smile. He thought it the saddest thing he had ever seen. Only .two other passengers beside; themselves occupied the vehicle as ;hey set out over the narrow, winding road, and these were a burly 'armer and his wife who descended at a village on the route. After that ie way lay over a wide and desolate ·noor where the plovers were calling Dlaintively and no other living crea- :ure was in sight. The sky had clouded somewhat during the afternoon, and deep shadows lay here and there in the hollows. Harvey gazed upon the scene with a species of frowning appreciation, his long fin- ers absently pulling at his beard, is eyes remote, expressionless, yet curiously alive, as they darted over the landscape. Tiggie had not much attention to spare for him, but occasionally he wondered what was passing in the artist's alert brain. Harvey was, and always would be, an enigma to his straightforward intelligence. (TO BE CONTINUED) $750,000 GRANT FOR IOWA RELIEF State to Go on Unit Plan in Spending Its Fund for April DBS MOINES, April 5. t!P--A federal grant of $750,000 for all relief purposes in Iowa during April has been announced by T, J. Edmonds, regional director of the federal emergency relief administration. The state also received $54,015 for student aid In February and March,.- Edmonds said that by special arrangement, Iowa goes on a so-called unit plan, which means that there does not need to be any distinction between cities, rural counties or between large and small counties. Under the plan, the counties will be placed on individual budgets to meet the relief needs as they exist in each county. E. H. Mulock, Iowa relief administrator, announced that beginning Monday delegations of county officials and relief administrators will be called into conference with state administrators. Any expenditures over the 5750,000 must come out of state and local funds. Edmonds also said that it was believed that beginning April 15 work projects may be resumed where proper arrangements can be made with the counties and cities for assistance. In cases where there are local differences of opinion, in counties which cannot immediately be adjusted, he said, a direct relief program will be continued. LEADS CYCLONE TANKERS AMES (J)--The 1935 Iowa State college swimming team will he captained by Dick Murphy of De3 Moines, unbeaten in dual competition this year. He was high score man of this year's Cyclone tankmen and placed second in the 50 and 100 yard dashes and fourth in the 220 in the Big Six meet. Heaviest snowfalls for 50 years have isolated many villages in the mountainous region near Nokko, Japan, and threatened 5,000 'people with starvation, THE ENEMY POSSESSES THE GATES? WE MUST REGAIM THEM.' ;M«uiiJi i, --« a r- v , Wfc CONTROLS TM|SL ·fnF QftTES'iil VICTORY URS INVADERS/ VWODACES S ET FOOT ON THE -SA£R.ED SOIL OF AMARU ; IxV/t,

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