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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 11

Mason City, Iowa
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Friday, March 10, 1939
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.'W. FHIDAY, MAHCH 10, 1933 ROOM AND BOARD By GENE AHERN ftE SOMEBODY IN THIS TOWN WtTH FAOKEV, WHO'D TAKE A CHW-SCE OM FIKW-IOWG VOUR INVEKTriOl FOR OFFEFMWG, TW6 GOLC OPPORTUNITY Ey-- SO -I SOLD THE tQEfc. TO 4. EJB OPTICAL COMPANY _3;lt_.., Uncle Ray's Corner The Oceans and Ocean Life If you could take a living sponge irom the ocean, and place it in a tank of £ ea water, you might roake an interesting test. Using some red powder to give a certain -amount of coloring to the water, ^ _ UJ . «, WAVL J.Jjg i,j i iit ; waLlrl, ;ypu could watch the sponge "eat." V--SPONGES ·Part of a crumb-o-bread sponge. Arrows show motion of water · (After Pycraft.) - Y o u might see no other living -thing than the sponge in your tank, but still there would be ani- ,mals in the water, animals so tiny jhat you would need a microscope Ho watch them. The sponge knows how to make use of such small . With the help of the red coloring, you could observe motion of the water as it passed into the body of the sponge through extremely small openings. At the same time you would notice jets of water coming out. of larger openings. The water which comes out is "waste"--the sponge · has taken from it what is needed for food, and also has taken out oxv- gen. . In times past, people used to think of. sponges as plants, but ther really are low forms of animal life. Their bodies are fastened to the sea bottom, to rocks, and to shells. ' · Sponges are found in almost all parts of the oceans so far explored by men. They can live at great depths, as well as near the surface. They seem to favor tropical wa- ters, but great numbers are found in seas of the temperate zones. What we may call "a sponge' is likely to be a colony ol sponges The animals gather in groups, am their bodies grow together. In a sense, we may say that many o: them become one. Ba"by sponges are born from "buds" in the bodies of the parents. When they break free, they swim about for a few days. Then like the sea anemones, they fine a place to rest. There are many kinds of sponges. Different kinds have been compared in shape to fans, cups baskets and low bushes. Some do not grow to a height of more than an inch. Others rise from three to four feet above the place they are fixed. Living sponges may be brown black, green, red, yellow, gray, blue or purple. Some have hare skeletons, but the skeletons of others are soft and silky. Sponges with soft and silky skeletons have been popular in bathrooms. Milions of them have been brought up by divers and other "sponge fishermen." When brought to the surface, they are not pleasing to the eye, but they are beaten, washed and dried before being taken to market, and then look well enough. Bath sponges are not in such wide use nowadays as in past years, but they often are employed for washing automobiles. Most sponges with "soft and silky" skeletons have been obtained in the Red sea, the Mediterranean and off the coasts of Florida. (For Nature section of your serapbook.) The leaflet called "Seven Wonders of the World" may be had by a. 3c stamped, return en, u n envelope to me in care of this paper. Tomorrow: Talk. Little Saturday 1939, Publishers Syndicate) TT, r-T ,, ^ JJNCtE RAY'S SCRAPBOOK H?T Globe-Gazette has on hand a number of Scrapboofcs designed « y d "" ^"""y « h«W more than 100 ^lr?cle ° ne of these books at the Globe- if Will Pay You to Use the G-G Classified Ads DAILY CROSSWORD PUZZLE 1 Iki lu '//' w At '// '//· '// 3 * '//, J ' 34 4 '//, '//, '//, 35 '//. !,, - '/S ya 31 '// '// ^ /// ^ 6 \l '//. k!3 // i 7 /s Jti ni '// /// 36 a - IH '//, 33 //' 15 ^ 2? 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Just before Lona sped to the penitentiary to see her dying father, serving a, life term for murder, she and Jim had fallen in love. At the warden's house during her visit to the prison, two escaping convicts force her Into the warden's car and make a safe getaway until Lona grabs the steering wheel and the car crashes. Only slightly hurt, she finds her father nas died in the meantime. After taking his body home, she returns to the city. Finally Jl m calls her and asks her to marry him. To escape further publicity, they decide to elope. Lona Is recognized when they go for the marriage license and Jim slugs a photographer when he attempts to take their picture. (NOW GO ON WITH THE STORY) CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO It would be an odd sort of wedding, Lona thought, as she sat beside Jim, and watched his strong hands on the wheel of the rented car he was driving. No music, no audience of hushed friends, no flowers. Just herself and Jim. She wondered, suddenly, if he had remembered the ring, and looked at his lean profile outlined against the falling twilight as he threaded his way through traffic out toward the open road. She wanted to ask him about it but, somehow, the words wouldn't come out. She was feeling shy and uneasy. "Where are we going, Jim?" she asked, suddenly, as he brought the car to a stop at a busy corner. Her heart skipped a beat as he opened the door on his side, and she looked about her at the neighboring buildings. Wo church was visible, and she had a ridiculous feeling of reprieve. "I'll be just a moment," Jim told her mischievously. "You're to wait." He disappeared around the next corner and was back again almost before she realized he was gone. In his arms he carried--looking ludicrous against this dark suit and causing passersby to smile--an unwrapped bouquet of red roses. Tiny, fragrant buds' of the sort Lona loved. "For the bride!" he said, bowing gravely as he handed them to her. "Oh, Jim!" She buried her face in the fragrant blossoms heedless of the thorns they might conceal. 'How did you know I was wanting flowers?" "Every bride must have flowers," he told her, grinning and pleased \vith himself, as he slipped back behind the wheel. They rode silently after that, the fragrance of the flowers surrounding them with an aura of sweetness. Out in the open country, away from the bustle of the city, with its ever changing traffic, the supper-time shadows were lengthening peacefully. It was good, riding along like this, Lone thought. Just she and Jim together, the Jreeze in their faces. She could have gone on and on. It was before a rambling country parsonage, an hour's drive from Jie city, that Jim drew up finally and stopped. With an air of finality he snapped off the throbbing engine and turned to her in the sudden, pregnant silence. ''We're here, girl," he said, softy, and something in his brown eyes made her catch her breath. "Yes, we're--here," she heard herself repeating. For a moment he pressed her land silently. "Guess it's up to me to see if there's anybody home," he said, then, and heaved his long body from the car. "You wait." He, too, was a little embarrassed as he went up the long, flower- bordered walk and onto the rundown porch, putting his feet down easy in an absurd effort to be quiet. In another minute he was coming back, grinning a little sheepishly. "You're to come in," he told her, without meeting her eyes. The roses in her arms seemed to louble in fragrance as she walked leside him. Like going up a church aisle, it was, her steps measuring hemselves with him, and a smiling vhite-haired man with a hook in ris hand holding open the screen door for them. The preacher_had called in his vife and a perspiring daughter 'rom their kitchen work to be witnesses, and they greeted Lona vith knowing looks, exclaiming over her flowers. The preacher cleared his throat as he leaved through his book, and then his voice came out deep and heavy, filling the silenced parlor. "I do," Lona heard herselt repeating, fatefully. H e r voice seemed to stick in her throat and *he could only whisper. Jim, too, seemed to be having trouble get- ing the words out. "With this r i n g . . . " the preacher was saying, and a sudden overwhelming fear gripped i-ona. Had he forgotten? . . He umbled for an agonizing moment n his pocket, then, with a trium- hant glance at her, produced a thumbsized box. The gleaming circlet was set with tiny diamonds hat sparkled as the minister held t up. On her finger it felt cold and hard and alien; she was con- cious of it when the minister had pronounced his last solemn Amen!" and Jim was bending over her, kissing her with shy lips. "It's done, girl," he whispered to her in that brief instant before he urrendered her to the congratu- ations of the preacher and his vomenfolk. "Yes, it's done," she heard her- WELL, COMF1 DENTWilV SOM,. I'D SIGN HER 0",IF I VWSXOOH ' SUES TH' 'KMJDfEST TWINS I'VE SEEN TH- raeoiN' ,1 .S1MCE THEy ** INVENTED TH' BUOCX-N' TACKLE ·WHAT ARE WE GOSHG TO DO ABOUT HER. -V-CAPTAIN? ME. FUATLANOEHAJ-rS WAJT KER -v± UP ON TOP o THIS HYAR THE AMD HAVE XPU PUT INI IRONS!! AV4D TH/XT JLJ'ST MEANS AMOTHER. SPELA, OF 7 \, KKJKS1KJC AKSO FESDIMG HIM ftNio LA"ore-jihlG TO \ VNHVKJE ASSO COMPUMrO. T COOUO JUST J i RVCT-vr OUT BOO-HOOf J 1 MB U£G. SLEEPS IKJ AMD HA."3 TO Be POT TO S5.D vlrfH AH.THERG You APS/- A I'M ALL PACKCO, ITS TRUE * ir IKWSNT .'isN'rri THAT WONDERFUL? -HERE IS NOW THAT CVET« THING IS JUST LOOKS -!»3J \N£. OWE HIM AM MORUN5 TAKINC AGATHA BACK TOTHE BELL-TOWS?/ HERE WHERE MR.MORUNGET5 A MAUUN'//- _)UL DCtr CO QDu WONBER IF THAT I I WOULDN'T KNOW-BUT I DO PESTIfEMUS GUV, ^--^KNOW l\ GONNA LIKE THIS *1UE,CAU6HI THIS SOT?}---? TRIP-PIINTY; KICK AND BUCKO UNt« CROYDON AiRMOME, LONDON. AND innEMffiiy BY EVENINS THEY ARE ON THE BROAD ATLANTIC, HOMEWARD BOARD U.G1TYUH SOMEOAY, BUTCH, VUH QEAP SCHEMIN'CROOX NOW DONYSH ! AULYUH .DO ISTUHPAYME, AN 1 1 SEE THAT NO HARM COMES 10 -- JS WENTREGH. ~ALONG AS USUAL.THORNOYKE AN' I DEFY ANY ft/AN TO r PROVE A THINS ftG'IN ME! _. YOU TAKE CARE O"THE PRISONER SO'S HE'PONT MftXE TROUBLE PIZON ORSOMETOIN'i WORRY ABOUT YER CATTLE. suTCHsfiirs WITH marxay/frffar mtroursi LOTTY--mis KID, AIICKEV- VOUR MEPHEW, r BELIEVE,., HOW LONG WILL HE STAY , MK. - AUCKEV A BIT fiT -\\fAtt, BUT HE -MEAKI5 WELL i -JME ENGINE ROOM CREW HAS TAKEN OVEE -THE THEWS GOT PAP ANP -THE OFFICERS-ANP THE STEWARPS...y THE REST OF "iCU GUYS NO .TIME -TO WARM MY Of ROUNDUP THE OT oeeeT-n HOP -co n R3NT roeeeT -wose TWO self repeating a little stupidly, as if it \vere hard to believe. Back outside, in the car, shyness seemed to possess them both. To hide it, Jim took refuge in the commonplace. "Do you realize we've had no dinner?" he asked, starting t h e engine. "I'm hungry!" "Aftd so am I!" Lona echoed. Then, her eyes meeting his, they both laughed. "You've married a hungry woman, Jim," she told mm. "It's going to keep you busy the rest of your life feeding me." "I noticed an inn back down the road a ways when we came through. There's a sign says chicken. How about that for a wedding supper?" He was already turning the car in the minister's ilia, j nigmana aaaiuon. r.asy ,,. I Ph. .235SJ. 1 Gazelle. drive. "It would be wonderful, Jim," Lona heard herself assuring him. Anything he wanted to do would be wonderful, she was thinking, in a sudden accession of tenderness and gratitude. Would it be like this always, she wondered, sitting beside him in the gathering dusk. To be taken care of like this, to have someone upon whom to lean, someone she could trust to make decisions. After what she had been through, it was almost too much to ask of life! The inn, when they entered it, was a homey little place, its windows hung with crisp curtains, checked tableclothes on its tables. It made Lona think of the home she would like to have and oC -___ , .{ · Ventura, Iowa which she had, as yet, scarcely dared to think. "It'll be fun, hunting a--a house," she brought out, shyly, her eyes meeting Jim's across the table as they waited for the farm girl waitress to serve them. "A house!" He looked at her with longing in his brown eyes. "Do you mean you're really going to--to cook, and things like that? Keep house--" "Why, of course I am, Jim! What did you think we were going to do?" "I--I didn't know. I guess I thought--are you going to go house hunting right away?" He was like a small boy being promised a feast vi" T ,? I 5'"I OWl " *"!' Promise* and (hen blushed, her eyes failing before Hie look that leaped into his. Tomorrow! She ? Id b L" , 1Iff J rcn '- 8^1 ^ then. he new suddenly. Not a gfrl at all. but a woman. She swallowed back a lump that came to her throat and applied hcrselt to the ptalc of chicken and biscuits the waitress set before her. without daring to Reading her thouchlj. his hand carno' out across the table. "It's been Just a month since I found you. girl. Do you realize Uiat?" His voice was tender. Jus '.^. TM nU -" She looked at him. n ; O1 , Jim. what If you hadn't! What if somebody else liad come across me in the park night? Someone who wasnt--like you?" She broke off, shivering. "Don't, gin. Don't think of It." Tlrt iiana closed over hers firmly, warm and comfortine. "I DID find you: And we're sotnjjt to be together now and for a long time. As long as you want mp " As JonR as she wanted him! slic kept thinking of that promise in. the hours foirowcd. He was like a hoy, she '"ought, as she lint-crcd with him over the abundant meal and watched him light up a lazy clgaret in K.t larop-llt dusk. A boy who wanted to be lovcrt and wasn't quite sure he deserved it. As loriR as sho wanted him. he had said. Not as lonz as he u-anlcd her. as most men would have put it. (To Be Continued* Black Mourning Abandoned SYDNEY, Australia, (UR)--Local undertakers have undertaken to streamline funerals a bit Hereafter, they will wear neat, whiie suits for these mournful occasions. They insist the custom of black, suits for funerals came from England and they are not suitable for the Australian climate. The old Stiewalt house n e a r Concord, K. C., built in 1820 and still standing, once housed the first pipe organ made in America, ket. International Harvester Co. \ALMS-CHALMERS ' "·""'···"· : · · · · · · ' - · · · · · · . . - . , -- · .'-i p» . ~,,_ ·.......·

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