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

Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 15, 1939
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 1939 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE ROOM AND BOARD By GENE AHERN "TV 0 WITH OWE OFTUE OP PM*\S WVTM HD IW IT TO NllKT\----TWE. P DAUGHTER By RUTH RAY KANE IT WILL PAY YOU TO USE THE WANT ADS The Oceans and Ocean Life VIII--ANGLER FISH Sixty kinds of angler fish are known. They live at the bottom of the sea, some of them at depths of more than a mile. Angler fish differ greatly in size. Some are from three to five feet long. Other kinds are less tlian an grown! inch long when full The large angler fish lie partly buried in mud or sand, a'nd may be found "at home" in water ·which is not extremely deep. The little ones live in very deep parts of. the ocean, and it is believed . they swim about the bottom. fairly close to Two kinds of angler lish. In real life they are only about half as long as pictured here. A large angler may weigh from '40 to 50 pounds. It has a huge mouth, and likes to gulp down other fish. Often it lies in wait amid seaweeds. The "angler'' was so named because it reminded people of a lish- erman. A fin-bone grows out back of its head in such a way that it looks like a fishpole with a line hanging from it! At the end of the "line" is. a tassel of a sort, and this tassel seems to serve as bait. AVhen a fish comes near to eat the bait, the big mouth is opened wide. Instead o£ getting a tid-bit to eat, the fish gets swallowed. Large-sized anglers are better known than little members ol the family. The little ones usually stay down at depths o£ a mile or more. Living in a place as dark as pitch, the little angler would not be a good fisherman if its bait did not glow. The "tassel" does glow. however, and it leads tiny fish into the trap. Whether large or small, , the anglers have sharp teeth. The teeth slant backwards, which makes it easy for the victim to get in, but hard to get out. Some anglers have been known to swallow fish larger than themselves. When this happens, the walls of the stomach bulge out greatly until the fish is digested. One day a fishesman sent his hook far down in the sea. An angler saw the bait, took it, and was pulled up. Shortly before that, the angler had swallowed a large sized fish, but was so greedy that it snapped at the bait just the same. This angler, with its victim inside, was given to a. museum in London, and may be seen today, preserved in a jar of alcohol In the angler family, it is the rule for females to grow far larger than the males. South of Iceland. two anglers of the same family were brought up. The female was three feet long, but the male's length was only four inches. We are told both of these fish were full grown. (For nature section of your scrapbook). If you wish a copy of "True Adventure Stories," you may obtain it by addressing a request to me in care of this newspaper. Inclose a. self-addressed, 3c stamped, return envelope. CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX "It's really because of me that mother's renting these room's," Dinah explained in her friendly way, as she Jed Lona into the kitchen of the wing of the Morriss home Lona was planning to rent. "You see, mother's had to go to work in the library downtown. Some of the investments father left us have gone wrong, and .she must make a living. I'd do it gladly for her if I could, but--you see how it is with me." She shrugged, and looked down at (he wheel chair in which she sat, arid a shadow crossed her bright face. "It worries mother to have me here alone all day," she went on. "She thinks I can't manage. 1 can, of course, but if it will make lior feel any easier, I'll be glad to have ; you in these rooms . . . that is, if ] you want them." ! '-They're perfect," Lona told her. j "Just what I've been hoping far. | I'm sure my husband--Mr. Bennett--will like them, too. Could I move right in, do you suppose?" Dinah laughed. "Of course. Everything's ready." She wheeled J over to the shiny cupboards and, flinging open the 'doors, revealed neat rows of shiny dishes against the painted interior. "Can you cook?" she demanded, and Lona laughed. "I kept house for my father for years," she said, a sudden impulse -u*_-^ to confide in this new found friend T [=[\f^ almost overcoming her. "Would you--do you have to go for your clothes right away?" Dinali asked, then, her tinkly voice a little wistful. "Could you--stay for lunch with me? I was just ready to get it when you came. I hate eating alone!" The eyes clouded. "Why, I'd love to!" Lona heard icrself accepting, and knew that he meant it. She, too, had dis- iked to think of. going back down own and eating alone. She wasn't o meet Jim until 3 o'clock, and here were almost three long hours before that. She already felt at home in the ·oomy old-fashioned house as she followed the trundling wheel chair vith its bright-haired occupant ack across the hall into the sun- it living room. "We could have lunch together --very day like this," Dinah said. later, as they dawdled over tall glasses of iced tea across the white-clothed lunch table. "That s, i£ your husband--will he be home at noon?" Lona shook her head. "It's going to be nice, having a friend," she said shyly. "I--somehow I naven't had many girl friends. Not Tomorrow: Pilot Fish and Wolf Fish. UNCLE KAY'S SCRAPBOOK v The Globe-Gazette has on hand a number of Scrapbooks designed by "Uncle Kay" and made especially to hold more than 100 "Uncle Kay" Articles. You may buy one of these hooks at the Globe-Gazette Business office for 15 cents plus ] cent tax. Add 9 cents for postage if you want it mailed to you. DAILY CROSSWORD PUZZLE 1M 16 60 '66 31 IB 10 37 26 3S 23 32 33 / 20 2V 21 ACROSS ° 1--Clutches 23--To raise or 5--Large package S--Grassy plain 10--Old Norse poetry 11--Hebrew month 13--Vice-president of U.S. in 1921 collect 24--Sooner than 25--A Massing 27--Units of electromotive force 29--Sun-god 30--Metal trimmings of scabbards 14--Italian river 32--Nestling 15--Poisonous 3 *--Detested snake 35--Constellate--Complete ,,,, *J on '° r 37--Cold and damp 18--Symbol for sodium 20--City in Portugal. 21--Sue cession of sovereigns of the samefamily 23--Chinese measure 25--Emitted blood 26--Not sufficient {abbr.) 28--Unobstructed 30--Tea used in Asia 31--Ineffective actor (slang) 32--Epoch 3S--Sweet potato 35--Species ol " Indian. madder Anixer to previous puzzle 22--Girl's name I--Grope 2--A wing 3--Weight measure of India ' 1--Wreathe of Howers an* leaves S--Prickly envelope of » fruit «--Brightest star in the Uon Scorpio worm 10--A gem 12--Anguish 13--Musical wind-instruments V5--Calf fScotch) 17--Raise was a youngster back since I home." "You'll have friends here," Dinah told her. "This is a friendly town. Some time soon I'll have a party and you can meet everybody." Her eyes glowed. "You mean you'll introduce me to--your friends?" Lona knew suddenly how much she wanted to belong to people again, how much she missed being pavt of a circle "Of course." Dinah laughed her bright, merry laugh. "We know everybody, mother and I. And they'll a!l want to meet you." "It won't make any difference at^ we're just--your renters? You ve only known me an hour or. so, you know." Dinah laughed again. "I feel as if I'd known you always," she said. Besides, I cac judge people pretty well. Being always quiet the way I have to be, has made me sharp I ve nothing to do but study people. A shut-in gets to know expressions and what's in people's minds just by looking at them. We re sensitive, you know. Always afraid we're being a bother to someone, or making someone uncomfortable by our helplessness." She broke off with an expressive shrug of her straight shoulders and her bright face darkened a little. "You don't seem like an invalid to me," Lona said. "Tell me about yourself. If you don't mind." "It's infantile paralysis. I was all right until I was 15. Then it --got me. I've been in this chair four years now." "And will you always--won't j'ou ever--" "Will I ever walk? The doc- tori say perhaps J will. Some time, they say . . . A some time that keeps moving farther and farther into the future. Mother thinks they're right and that I am getting stronger, but sometimes 1 wake up at night and wonder" She sighed. "I think j'ou're wonderfullv brave, Dinah." j Reaching over, t-ona clasped the thin white hand across the table. She wanted to say more, but ; something in the girl's face I stopped her. There xvas a moment ! of awkward silence. Then Dinah smiled again, a smile that was a little tu-isted. "I'm not brave:" she burst out. "I'm afraid! Terribly afraid And I m mad--mad clear through. But I daren't show it. Mother's got enough on her mind already without me getting morbid. She thinks I don't care, that I'm contented. I can't let her down!" She shrugged, and Lona saw a " - WHAT'S TH' AVNTTE« YUJ3G5? WHV CAMT We EAT *r HERRI fR)w^ Ife "xPi-TOO THIdSTV" BES1PES/ I JUS COULDN'T BEAR TO ME? NAME." OOODV ! HOMEY,VOU JUS RUN'LOWG fO ROOM A.MD TAKE rf EASV. VF T tJEEOS VO' WSL.P '· Tl_U MV GOODME-SSf WHO AJRE YOU? coovow e M COOVC.. _ _ . . _ , OHTHArS | } |M TURNING O»BB/»U. MY PET2F6CTLV I I FINANCIAL MATTE12S KHZ. , PTOCTTCJ-' } HIM TO HANDLE." W BONOS IT'LL PLUCK MY BROWS EVIDENTLY THS FA TOTHArVauSAV£ HIM HAD AN EfT=ECI*.'HE SAID ME WAS ASH AMED- KFU-TAXE ALOADOfF JOB.' DOHT FAINT. ipy our SPEEDBOAT,' THING-- AND THAT HE WANTED TO WOEiS.' BUT OAKY IS AFTER HIM UKE A FLASH... POUNONG ON OAKX;KX:O CRASS HLWTO1HERMJNG... SUDDENLY STOPPING, POfiO STICKS OUT HIS FOOT, AND... 70GO, DISARMED, BHEftKS AWWf FROM OAKY .AND MAKES A DASH FOR THE STAIRWAY. ISEE.COMTESSE, YOU REMEMBER ME, EH? RATHER A RUDE RETORT TO ONE WHO T AND IF1 SAVED YOUR LIFE-BUT 1ST IT PASS -I'VE I REFUSE? A J06 FOR YOU, CONTESSE, AND I KNOW YOU WILL DO IT .' YOU WONT.' REMEMBER THE Af FAIR OF THE BORGIA DIAMOND? PRISON,ttY DEAR, IS NOT THE MOST PLEASANT PLACES COME WITH ME-TO WHERE WE WILL NOT BE OR5ERVED OR OVERHEARD-IT HAS TO DEAL WITH YOUR DANCING PARTNER, MR.O'RRIEN, AND HIS FRIEND, BRADFORD. YOU WIN! WHWMU51 BLUE, WHO SAVED YOU FROM A POLANIAN FIRING SQUAD .,.- .AS£UilSTHE(WLY RANCHER WHO OOESNTPAY ButCH FOR PROTECTION. W GET TO THE JAIL AND HAVE ATALK WITM THftT PRISONER. -JEST ONE THIN G TUH Do, NOU THAT THE LO N f SURE OWNSELH SPONGERS/ WHAT THEY WEEE.' AND I WOMT t!A\/E AlY LITTl-E GIRL BUT, WHY, DAD? Ohl, GOLLY- THEY. WSEE ILL DEAL vViTU UHCLE PHIL LATER - NOW, ALON6 AUP VOUESELF .' 16 "toUE CONTRACT BUT DADDY- YOU DON'T KNOW THEY'VE DONE FOE MB! BESIDES, UNCLE PV^IL SAID THAT t 1HANKHSAVEN Vi'gy U rOUNB just hand me that dish mop--'' "You simply must let me dry them. I wouldn't feel right." Lona began, but Linah waved her awny with a shake of her golden head. shc said, softly. "Beautiful!" | threading through the crowd to* * - i ward her just as the quaint town She and Jim would have their |,clock on the church steeple boomed riinnf 1 !* in Rvi*»Jif/r» in *Jii-» *j-m- , *-ut ·-. si-..n.m~r. ·! 41,-,,^ turned and began stacking up Ihc lunch dishes. "You must let me wash them!" Lona exclaimed, glad to get back to something commonplace again. "It must be dreadfully hard for you to manage.'* ; But Dinah shook a stubborn! head. "[ won't be babied.'' ^ h e ' ~ - . - - · ~..~.. said staunchly. "I can wash ; l n s t a n t - alld m et Lona's in a plea dishes as well as anybody, and i t ' - = ' f o r understanding. "Silly of me, my job. 1 wash them every day. · Isn ' lt? " shc brought oui. Sec! If T turn my chair like this. I "Silly:'' Lona felt :,uddenly hum- mother, dinner and all. It's about the only thing I CAN do. don't table all bright and clean--I can't reach the cupboard--and then I look at them standing there all shining and I feel better.'' blue eyes darkened for an first dinner in Brighton in the new rooms, Lona planned that afternoon, ns she waited for Jim on the shopping and her arms were ridiculously full oC bundles. Steak, they were to have. And French fried potatoes, and a salad of ripe, red tomatoes--she had noted how absurdly fond Jim was of tomatoes. Then there would be a deep apple pie chosen from the window of a f;mcy little bakery. A truly gala meal! Her eyes were dancing and jhc was slowing with eagerness \\-hrn out a cheerful three. "Whew, girl!" he exclaimed at fight of her. "You must h:\vc out the town. What's up?" meal in our own place. There were so many little things I had to get." She was shy. suddenly. "Did you-have any luck, Jim?'' "Luck?" "About--getting work?" Tt seemed strange and a little bold to gave her a delicious feeling of going home--home with her man by her side! (To Be Continued) \-e found us a house, Jim." j be so"intimat'ely''concerned"a'bout his private affairs. "I'm starting tomorrow morning. It'll be a three-months job. too. -.^ _ ^....... _» v j » ut t» l i l j Ci:~f [ lUf i l f l JiliJ il/U v c r e going out there Right up until ice conies. We're r - lvC g ° l tilC _ _ . ,,, ^ ^*, U I A **,»*. mis. » vji»._7, ^vim *«-n ..wvui--iiJj M u n i - was g i o u u i u w i t n cit^cri i can reach the sink . . . If you'll t blc. "I think it's beautiful, Dinah," ; she caught sight of Jim's She was bubbling over. "The sweetest little apartment, with the nicest people. It's way out on Main street. ' ' ' ' " for di "And how!" He was t a k i n g the packages in hi* own big arms. "I did sort · .he' grocer- I all set. girl. Hope you'll like this ' town. We're going to be hrro for a while." -\, . . ., · ' P s '' " t h c " Joice Scouts Visit at Lake Mills Rally JOICE--The newly organized j Boy Scout group of Joice, to- f gether with their scoutmasters;, George Baucrs. .1. Wendell Sc'nar and the Rev. L. K. Scheic attended a Boy Scout rally held in Lake Mills Friday evening. The program included demonstration? of first ,-iid. Mgiiiiliug by the semiforc

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