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

Mason City, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 14, 1939
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ROOM AND BOARD By GENE AHERN -- KUfAPF TO SENS.T1QS! OC THE MKT OLT COUNTRY. BUT TELLS f\E ITS , - EXOTEfAEMT VYHtM ME CLIMBS IN CONVICT^ DAUGHTER By RUTH RAY KANE MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 1939 IT Wl LL PAY YOU TO USE THE WANT ADS S The Oceans and Ocean Life The starfish might be called a walking stomach." It is little more than a stomach with arms around it. The common starfish has five arms, and each arm has dozens of short tubes on the underside. These short tubes are known as VII--STARFISH "feet." Three kinds o£ starfish. Tlic lower one has the special name "sun-star." There is nothing about .-- -- ~.j o u w u l d CBltu- fish to give us good reason to say it has a "head." Yet there is a circle of nerve cells in the body above the stomach, and other nerve cells stretch out in lines through the arms. Because of these nerve, cells, the starfish can ; feel its way. At the tip of each arm is a so- called "eye-spot" The eye-spots ? r i1 lu' real eyes but the y seem to tell the animal wheiher it is in dim light, bright light or total darkness. Many kinds of starfish spend their time in shallow water and may be picked up at low tide Other kinds go about the sea bottom at depths of 2,000 feet or more. Starfish like to cat oysters, and are experts at opening them up. With feet, a starfish takes hold of both sides of the oyster shell and pulls. The oyster has stronger muscles than its enemy, but cannot keep the muscles at work so long. The starfish works until at last the shell comes open. Then it pushes the walls of its stomach through its moulh until the stomach covers the fleshy part of the oyster. That means the end of the oyster. Starfish have many forms. Their arms may be wide or narrow, long or short. Some of them, when full grown, are less than three inches wide from one arm-tip to an arm- up o n - t h e opposite side. Others measure from 24 to 36 inches from Up to tip o£ the arms. Men who take care of oyster beds do not like starfish, and" destroy them when they can. In past times, they were in the custom of pulling a starfish to pieces and tossing the pieces in the water. Then came along scientists to prove that the arms often grew into new starfish! I£ an arm is pulled off with a piece of the central body, it is likely to grow four o f i new arms. j A starfish which is robbed of an arm may grow an arm in place star- of the one lost. The starfish known as "brittle-stars" are , noted because their arms can be pulled off so easily. Although the arms of most starfish number five, there are kinds which have many more. One kind, the. sunstar, has many'arms, usually a dozen. It is common in the Arctic ocean. Starfish with from 20 to 40 arms have been reported. (For Nature section ef your scrapbook.) If you ivish a copy of the leaflet "FIyin e Machine Pioneers." just send a self-addressed, 3c stamped envelope. Address to me in care of this newspaper. Tomorrow: Angler Fish. (Copyright may. Publishers S ytidic»lc) r- " N ' CLE R AY'S SCRAPBOOK by "UnceRav- a a Z «rt f °" ''^i? " Umbcr °' f Sc TMPbooks designed Bav" Ar(f i ? v ma !? e cspcciali * to "old more than 100 "Untie DAILY CROSSWORD PUZZLE 21 10 S3 ACROSS 1--Household 20--Adage 23--Small sleigh 25--Girl's 27--Curious scraps of literature 2--City In Kansas SO--Slothful 31--Tenure 33--Part of "tn tut" 33--Pertaining IS 7 /A n 6--River In Russia 6--Medley 11--Pickajc used by miners 12--Blockheads 13--love : (Scotch) 1*--Old measures of length 15--In front 17--Inflammation on an eyelid 16--Negative reply IS--Greek letter 19--Famous German composer 20--A "stain 2]--Aaionlsh 22--Kill) of waves 23--AsurethiJig (colloq.) 24_.Weighed, lo allow for the container 25--Hallway 26--Girl's n a m » 23--OW testament (abhr.) Answer to preTinui pun]* 11--Circlet for j Oi» neck S--Reserved 3--One of th« Urge fenr clous cat* *-Dfr»t 6--Appor-ji, S4--Prefix signifying bad tloned 7^n nj odd nianner P--A I'aj'fc 10--^Thr liing of Rashan 11-- Honey- jrsthertng Insects CHAPTER TWENTJM?IVE The train ride to Brighton and what Jim expected to be their new home was Lena's first experience in a Pullman. For a long ume she lay awake, her head on Jims arm, listening to the grind- i"S °'the,-wheels below her. Arid, tiny berth had opened his store of memories, Jim talked to her as he had never talked before. ,, He tc ld her of his childhood in the western hills. He talked of herding cattle and of round-ups rodeos, words that to her were only printed names. He loved horses, it seemed, and dogs. They were to have a dog when they were settled in their new home lie promised her. A big, knowing, friendly beast that would be a real companion to her. None of your- stringy lap dogs for dim. She could have lain there in ms arms listening forever, she thought. In the shaded half light she studied his features as he talked. Relaxed, he looked boyish. The crinkling lines were smoothed out from around his eyes, and he smiled a little as he talked. She would like to have a son some day who would look like he did now she caught herself planning, and blushing at the thought while she bravely pursued it. A fat baby with cury brown hair and brown "Tiny" eyes. Lulled by the song of the grinding wheels and the wonder of her own dreams, she almost lost track of what he was saying, when «he was aware that he had turned his eyes on her with a new intentness. and that a new, strained note had come into his voice. "There's something I've been thinking ever since : saw that picture back in Fairfield," he brought out. "It's about the name of Claridge . . ."He hesitated. 'The name of Claridge? What do you mean?" "They're on to it now. Maybe we shouldn't use it for a while Somebody might--remember. Going into a strange place like Brighton, starting all over, maybe it would be easier if we used some other name." Lona stared at him. "But Jim--" "I want to get you away from everything that's happened to you, girl!" he burst out, and his eyes were intense. "Everything. Don't you see? Every little thing! The past mustn't catch up with you again, not ever. I won't have you hounded, and stared at, and talked about.-You're my wife, now. I'm not taking any chances." A cold hand took hold of Lena's heart. So that was the way of il. "You shouldn't have married me, Jim, if you felt that way." she said, in a still, hurt voice. "I'm sorry 3'ou're--ashamed of me." 'Ashamed of you, girl? But you don't understand. It's not that. Don't think it's that, please. It's just that I can't stand to have you--talked about. Some jerkwater reporter out here will see that picture and my name, and connect us up if we don't change it. Can't you see? It's for your own sake, for your own peace of mind. You don't want to go through any more of that camera dodging, do you'." "No. I suppose not. But " thought that, perhaps now, would die down. I don't like changing names. It doesn't seem right, somehow." _ "Trust me in this, will you, girl?" His voice was so earnest that she would have promised him the world if he had asked it. "I know what's best. My mother's name was Bennett. I have a right to use it if I see fit . . . " "Bennett. Mrs. James Bennett! Just when I was getting used to Claridge, too. It's almost too much Jim. Three names in two days!" She had to smile. "Then you'll do il?" His voice was unduly eager, it seemed, but she stifled her doubts. "If you think it's best. Jim," she said, so demurely that he laughed aloud. "That's the girl:" he approved. 'I can see you're going to make a model wife." He tightened his arm about her slender shoulders as the train lurched onward through the night. "After all, what's in a name?" he quoted, gaily. Settling for sleep Lona was conscious of his approval, and it warmed her with an inward glow, quieting the questions that edged into her mind. It must be right or Jim wouldn't do it, she told herself. Why worry? * * * So it was as Mrs. James Bennett, that Lona roamed about the thriving, energetic little town of Brighton next day in a pleasant flurry of "house hunting." She found the place delightful, a change from the city to which she had become accustomed, a leisurely town with wide streets overhanging and neat rows of brisk business places in its downtown section. The bridge where j Turn to .Market Pace ..FLEWD OK, PERCY f. COMT GIT VER WIND UPS GOIN'! GOOD "I SHALL 1_ ;COW,\EMO TO FRUAAP. THAI WITH TKE. MIDNIGHT I! THIS SHIP]; we SOLO cor TRV TO SHOW . JOST EX*VCTL,V TVJtCH AS WARD. -^ PROPPED My WHOLE HAD 70 SATCN Youre MON^{ Yoyo .,,,,· JC| ATB!T.- VWS OoN'r-toU GSTA J03AND AMOUNT" TO SOMETHING.' LISTeN I'VE IDEA- VIEEKS ALLOWANC AND tUE ONLrl IDSAS IM WHETS6- WAT CAM IF WAS INS3 reAP peris.' VA NOT KIDDIN VARE n REALLY A COUNTESS ?G£EJ , -'SPLENDID/ WHAT LUCK.' THE ARROGANT BUCKO HAS MADE THE ACQUAINTANCE OFHYOtO "J«!EI«r-lftCOrtTESSE X.TVE AN IDEA-- BRADFORD'SUSPECTS AS THE COUNTESS LEAVES MJE'LU SHOW THE SHERIF ''"HIS MONEV a I KNOW ALL ABOUT THAT. Hi MAKES THE RANCHERS AND THIS IS THE HE COLLECTED TODAY 1 THORNOYttE.THE LAWER.ISWOilrilNG HIM. WE AL.L KNOW WHAT 3UTCH'S DOIM 1 BUT WE NEEO MORE: PROOF T £ ' THAT TUH JAIL THE POI.E-CAT · ecfroNE MAN IN JAIL «aw A'U r US LL SQUEA'_,UJ='H_UAUE THE WORD ABOUT THE ATTEMPT TO MURDER ME: THE THING rw INTERESTED IN,IS SMASHING BUTCH'J RULE OF TERRORS , UONT PIZON THEIR SOLUY, JONESIg -AWFULLY LONESOME HERE , WAS SWELL, ONCE SVE QOt TO 1CNOVJ (41/Vi.... BRUTUS LOTTY. WVfEPE- YOU TV/0 GOING ? 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