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March 13, 1939

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

Mason City, Iowa
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MONDAY, MARCH 13, 1939 ROOM AND BOARD . . _ . - (AtKE YOU THE BIGGEST ORWH1WG VM WRESTLING \~-UKW--THIS Vm.V_BE ,fAY I IN TH£ RING WITH WUR BODV WHICH WILL GtVEVOU THE fi-NTWSTIC S LOOK ^ BE1N FROWi fAKRS 1 ~---AND I WILL ALSO P1GUR .OLtt By GENE AHERN LISTEN .OOC ,-- ~" VOU'D BETTED BX UP K Pi.=,SPOWT 1H CftSETMY PUTTH 1 SR ON .\t TOO. COUNT RY \-JVS-i' \OU - ' E f A I'N\ AB DOT M.V a,.,,,, -_,__-._, ^ L COJ.NES IN HfeJJD^ IT WILL PAY YOU TO USE THE WANT ADS S The Oceans and Ocean Life VI--JELLYFISH Perhaps the second or third time I took a swim in the ocean I made friends with a jellyfish--or rather, I tried to make friends Seeing the jellyfish floating along very gently, I picked it up in my right hand. To this day, I have not forgotten what happened next. Sharp pain cut into my hand, and I certainly Jet that jellyfish go in a hurry! A Jellyfish Jellyfish know how to sting. In fact, they sting for a living.Among their victims are the small shrimp- like animals called "prawns." Despite its name, the jellyfish is not a fish. It doesn't have a bone to its body. It has no fins or scales. The main part of a jellyfish is of umbrella-shape. The "umbrella" may be only half an inch wide, as in the case of the "sea goose.- berry." Most kinds, however, have wider umbrellas. One kind has a body about two feet wide. Another, the giant "sea bubbler," has an umbrella from five to eight feet wide! r Hanging down ironi the um- fcrella are cordlike 'tentacles" with barbs at the ends. These barbs may sink into the body of a victim; then the prey is drawn up to the under side, or mouth-part of the umbrella. There are no teeth in the mouth-part, but it can take in food. Over 95 per cent of the body o a jellyfish is made up of. watei If the animal is cast on the beac by the waves, it soon dies, an the sunshine dries it up. Wliei completely dried, there is littl left of the body. A jellyfish with an timbrel!: three or four inches wide has ten tacles only a few feet long. Gian jellyfish, on the other hand, have tentacles which may reach down scores of feet. Dr. Boulenger di rector of a British aquarium speaks of a jellyfish with tentacle 120 feet long! A close relative of the jellyfish is sometimes classed as a member of the family. It lias the special name, "Portuguese man- of-war." This name points to its great powers of stinging. The Portuguese man-of-war is common in waters of the torrid zone. Most jellyfish swim around b moving the umbrella part of the body, but some of them spend most of their lives "clinging to stalks of seaweed or to rocks under the sea. The body of a jellyfish is commonly transparent, so you can se through it almost as you coulu through . a window pane. On the other hand, there are jellyfish which are colored or tinted. Some jellyfish have bodies which glov in the dark. (For Nature section of your scrapbook). The leaflet, "Cities of Europe' may be had by "sending a 3^ stamped, return envelope to me in care of this paper. 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(oc MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE DAUGHTER By RUTH RAY KANE READ THIS FlUST: ~ut of a Job, and asked lu ieav boarding house because of ill wide publicity she received as th result of an attempted prison break, Lona Ackerman is almos desperate because she cannot lo cate Jim Claridge, the only friend she has-left. Just before Lona sped to the penitentiary to see he dying father, serving: a life term for murder, she and Jim ha fallen in love. At the warden 1 house during her visit to th e prison, two escaping convicts fore Her into the warden's car and e a safe getaway until Lona grabs the steering wheel and th car crashes. Only slijjhtly li ur i she finds her father has died in (he meantime. Afler taking his body home, she returns to (h city. Finally Jim calls her and asks her (o marry him. To escape further publicity, they decide t elope. Lona is recognized when and Ji° the marriae "cense when he attempts to fakl^their Picture. They are married at a Parsonage in a small town. Driving on, they stop overnight at a tounst home in anoiher quie town along the highway. NOW GO ON WITH THE STORY CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR . A tap at the door of their room m the tourists home awakened Jim and Lona the morning after their wedding night. Sitting up in bed Lona saw the sun streaming -hrough the windows that hac been eerie with moonlight in last night's darkness. "Yes?" she called out, laughing at Jims tousled head and sleepy "The morning paper . . . thought you'd like to see it," came in the riendly voice of the woman of the "Thank you," Lona murmured, ind turned to the clock. Imagine vaking people up to give them the morning paper. Then her eyes videned as she saw the time. Ten o clock.' She laughed again, and unched Jim to make him wake Sleepyhead!" she taunted. "Why . i , , y .2 u tel1 "ie,it was 10 0 clock? Come on, we've got to get back to town and go house hunt- ng." Slipping out of bed she caught up her negligee and went barefoot o the door, tossing back 'her brown curls like a child. The caper was propped against the door, and she brought it inside expectantly. Perhaps in the 'Tor Hent ads she might find her future address. Sitting on the bed where Jim .till stretched and yawned, she opened the folded sheet, and then 1 little surprised exclamation orced itself through her lips Sprawled across the front page vas a picture of herself and Jim! "Why, how on earth--" she be- jan, and then she saw it had been aken in the same courthouse cor- idor where Jim had punched the eporter yesterday and smashed us camera. Jim was frowning in he picture, and she looked fright- ned She recalled the click she lad heard as the second reporter pened the door for them He oo, must have had a camera a udden one. /'Prison Escape Girl Weds," the icture was captioned. "Lona Ackerman, the girl who ast week buried her convict fath- r after being a principal in the ensational break and kidnaping t the state penitentiary, applied or a marriage license at the li- ence bureau late yesterday. The bove picture of the couple .was napped just after the groom-ton e, who gave his name as James landge, 29, had knocked down Reporter Ellis Butler of the Times nd smashed his camera, when Sutler attempted to snap a similar icture. Claridge is a structural ron worker on the new Terminal uildmg. Wedding plans of the ouple were kept secret." It was a deliberately irritating it of publicity. As if the reporter rating !t had tried to get even for im s outburst by including as nany notorious details as possible ut, somehow, in her new status s Jim's wife, Lona failed to get more than slightly angry over it erhaps, she thought, as she read he familiar phrases that a week go would have caused her to inch in shame, she was getting s e d . t o it. Or was it that, now he had Jim to protect her, things idn t seem so terrible as when ne had been alone? "Look, Jim!" she said, and held ut the page to him. "They got u; Eter all." "Got us? What dt you mean?" He stopped short at sight of the icture staring out at him and his ace went a sickly white. His fists ere clenched as he took it in and ito his eyes there flashed for an istant a look that Lona knew in- mctively to be fear. Bewildered le watched him in silence. That woman downstairs! DO ou think she's seen this?-' he de- aanded, almost roughly, after a loment's silence. "I--I don't know. 'I--suppose "They mustn't recognize us. r ed better get packed and get it of here." He was almost fur- i r C. "But Jim, after al!, it's just a cture. Why should we be so--" Just a picture!" He whirled on cr, his fists clenched into hard hite knots. "You don't know hat you're saying, girl." "But I--somehow I don't seem care about the publicity any lore. I don't care if I am recog- zed. It doesn't seem to make so uch difference--now." She gave m a shy glance full of meaning, ut his mind seemed to be far vay. "Jim!" she burst out, then, - - THERE'S' NOTHIN-TO SM-H-H'!h BE QUIETS WE'RE ALMOST SAFE MOW. HOLD OUT A AMWUTE AM3RE! KEEP STIU! .,,'lVE'Ve GOT TH 1 ' SHE'S-'SHE'S- ·TOU COMB CAOE OP TrJAT'S TMm IDEA. 1 THOOCMTT · I'D FORGOT TEW fABOOT ,COU5lM ED, CA-n ReGUUASt VJORK.. ' is GRAND: HEY.'-re THREE BUCKS TCK NONSENSE.' DOlV IETVOWZ IHAStNffnon QUM AWAV WirHVOU.MIDeVZ.' HlSUTtTtra FROM M^ seamen ts ENOUGH ran MBT « . (MASWE WHOM WE INHETEITS HIS WILD NCSS KES NOT 10UI2 REAL LEGGO/ OR Hi. HILE OAKY WASWATONC? FORAGATHA. -ANDMORUN TO COME OUT OF THE SECRET PASSAGE, POdOfiRABBED HMEROM BEHIND... SO/VOU WAhTTA 1 PUNI TO VISIT HY NIECE, CRYSTAL, IK THE STATES AND W OLD FRIEND, KAtLA KOPAK YES.' 00 YOO 6 CHANCE KNOW HIM? WHO HASN'T HEARD OF HIM ; ,,, W10US.' EXCUSE ME. PIEASE- ' 'E A HEADACHE-THINK I'RTURN CONFOUND IT.' 1 WASN'T SUBTLE ENOUGH-MOW HE SUSPECTS MY INTEREST IN HIS KNOWLEDGE WANTS TO KNOW WHAT / KNOW ABOUT KOPAK' I'C SURE LIKE TO F1MD OUT WHAT HIS GAME IS' AViL BLUE HAS "ACCIDENTALLY ENCOUNTERED RICK ON THE DECK OF THE HOME WARD BOUND LINER HOW tO HATE TO BE IN THAT LONE RANGERS SHOES NO I HE «*« ON THE ROOF 'OU3 FHIENO GO WRONG WAV CROOK NOTGET-UM YOU NOU) NOW WEIL TAKE OUR 1DENCE To THE iHERlFf .VER.AUWf?. WELL, HCWJ 60E5 IT \VCTH YOU AND LOVELY On -THE PRETEXT Op V1S1TIN THE SPECIAUT ABOUT HIS JUNSLH .FEVEI2 "DAD" SLIPS AND REPORTS TO "BIS BILL" PAWSON 600D IDEA.' I THINK LIKE MB FOP SOUK PATSY'LL DA/ME LOTTV'5 VOU CAW HOUSE OF THOSE OTHEK TWO, BRUTUS AND LQTTY MEV (MIGHT eiVE YOU TEOUBI PRINCESS! ·SUDDEWW QUICK 1 . DUCK 1H HEE-t AND "what's the matter? You look so strange--" "Oh, it's just that it makes me so damned mad!" He made an obvious effort to return to normal She could see him relaxing, forcing his whimsical half smile "They've up right to take picture; of us! I'd like to get my hands on that reporter's neck, that's all Don t you realize what this means, girl? We're going to have to travel now instead of going back to the city--" "Travel? Why, what do you mean, Jim?" "I didn't tell you, but my job back there on the Terminal building is finished. I didn't want to upset you. I was thinking of going back and getting into some · -- .-!.- _ ,, J other game because I thought you sort of iiked the town and wanted to live there. But now . . . there's a new bridge going up out near Detroit Guess we'd better make tracks for there." "Jim, do you mean you're--out of a job? And we're not going back to the city?" She was bewildered. "That's about it, girl. After that picture it wouldn't be very pleasant for you lo be--hunting a house as you say. Every landlady in the city would turn up her nose. I couldn't let you go back and--face that again. You must kno«- that. We'll catch us a train and go places" "A Iraln. Bui the car. Jitn! Surely you'r. i going city. It s only hired "There's a EaraRc roan I know bach at -- " He paused and she had the impression he ivas searching his memory for some unfamiliar name. "Back at Lewirtown. We come throueh Lcnrlstown yesterday tlidnt v.-c? About an hour's drive back if I remember correctly. We'll go back h u S 1 " 1 , drop °" the Mr - There's a ;^r°"K h tTM* line makes this highway. I think, and we can take it to the nearest TM ! ?,';.« r £ ac " cd for ncr - ""Wen'y. and pulled her inlo his arms. m s fear and worry seemed to liavc vanished. His good humor was restored. "But I--I don't quite understand. Jim. To- up and-- change plans like this . . ." She still hesitated. rf-j ', t0 .'? £ OU . J was " r °'I'r.K stone. 2 i ^ o u r e KdinR to get used to quick changes, girl. Besides, why should you care? One town's as good as an- to- Sfto strained against him. then "A Img as we're loctthcr. Jim." she repeated solemnly. "I don't think I could bear It (( we ever had to separate. Don't ever leave me!" she pleaded. "No mailer what nappcnst" "Girl!" he said, and hij ryes were bright as i[ wllh tears, as his seeking lips found, hers. "Oh. cirll" » « * It was hard to realize that thev wrrc not going back (o the city. As thev drove back to Lewistou-n and Jim lek their rented car in the care of a i-reasy mechanic. Lona causht herself spctulalini'. It srcmcd so milch like flfeht. Loyally she kept at bay the doubts that crept into her mind as she sat beside Jim through the ride on the speed- ins bus that look them n-illiin 30 miles of the state capital, where only A week ago she had been in sucli troit'oic. How things had changed since then! They would be obliged to ..prnd the night on the train. Jim told her after J consultation wiili the- acent of the branch stltion where they finally found, themselves late lhat aflrmoon. Morninz would lirlnR them inlo Brighton, tho place for which they were heading. "But how ean you be sure you'll find, work there. Jim!" she asked him, her voice puzzled. He shnigced. "Thcro'j ·lu-aji room for one more good Iron worker on a bride* job." he lotd her. "Thai's one thintc you never need worry ahmjt. sir). There'll always be work (or me somewhere " e ' 71i " rt ' ! many a change 35 suddenly =n^' S C ; VC3 .."'."^cd for Understanding and. under their spell, the thing seemed as simple as lie put it. "You've- a family to support now. Jim " she chidcd him. and they both laughed U was good to ho licht-healed. Lonj tnougnt. To be with someone with whom you belonged. To have that feeling or complete companionship. (To RB Cenlinueil)

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