Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on April 25, 1934 · Page 13
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 13

Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, April 25, 1934
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 1934. MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE XNE GOT THE HOUSE IH SHIP-SWA.PE OROEO..I CAN \-EAtVE \T N^nTH A. CU£A,W CONSCAEMCE.. VT H A.UO FOR OA.O AtAO TUE B.OYS TO VS ··NELX-'STOCKEO. OATjS A.WM.R. COOK. BUT TvAE-AA- ViEEOSViEET SVVJFP A*10 OWD'S fKlOUGH CAKE'S AMD COOKVES TO LATSf YOO 1 GE.T By STANLEY THE OLD HOME TOWN ERE ALl-SUCKED CL.EANIN6?.-MOVINa THOSE Cookies Go Fast ·nnTtffl Copyright, 1934, by Central Press Association, Inc -TOT-TuT / ·JHVFF ·*5~ 0\LU FW-VEM PiNO \T"5 DOME'S iftose. RICH Gu'/sTftfST'Oe. BECM OOT HWDRJL. -To eyowue "Wen LUCK. 50M OF IT Does -we -me. IN TbUN FEEL. High Pressure Pete Too Smart for Him CHAPTER 50. | Gray skies and drifting mists of rain succeeded the storm--a sufficiently depressing prospect to most people; but to Tiggie, sauntering forth with his pipe immediately after breakfast, as fair a one as he could have desired to look upon. He was in fact sublimely unaware of any climatic drawbacks since so far as he was concerned the sun had been shining permanently throughout the night. His rubicund countenance had that expression of benign contentment which had probably helped to earn him his sobriquet. He was supremely at peace with the whole universe, and it would have taken little sort of an earthquake to upset his smiling equilibrium. She had asked him to go to her early, but a. hint from Helen at parting kept him from presenting himself too soon. According to Helen she had fretted herself nearly ill on his account, and a long night's rest was essential. But then Helen of course did not know of the glory that had dawned in those few minutes that he had spent kneeling beside her bed. She could not realize that his presence might be an even more health-giving factor than sleep. Tiggie determined to split the difference as it were and go to her the moment he.could honestly say that his pipe was finished. It was a point of honor with him not to hurry over it. Perhaps the joy of anticipation was also too precious to be foregone. For the thought of seeing her again as he had seen her last night with all her soul reaching out to him was almost enough to turn Tiggie's brain. But of course, as he told himself, today she would be different. Today she would have recovered from the ravages of anxiety, and would probably show more reserve. Yet the soft shining of her eyes would tell him the same story which never could be hidden from him again. She loved him, not as in duty bound, not as one forsaken loves a benefactor, not as protege loves a protector, but freely and splendidly, as a woman loves her lover. It had come even to him--Tiggie, the commonplace, the good-natured bungler, the fool. Henceforth they would call him '. what they liked, but to one woman he would be none of these things. He would be just the man she loved. How soon would she let this amazing thing be known, he wondered? It would be impossible to keep it hidden for long. Helen would guess if she had not guessed already. And Spot also was too shrewd to be hood-winked. Oa the whole he was rather glad that Spot was still away. For Helen had the children to look after and could not be everywhere at once, luckily. He had seen nothing of Harvey, . who was apparently sleeping late, since his bedroom door was locked ' and his shoes waited on the mat . for admittance. He knew him too well to disturb him in his lair. He " would in fact have prolonged his own rest if it had not been for last night's amazing revelation which had deprived him of all desire to linger in bed. To and fro he paced in the drifting drizzle, still sticking to the bargain he had made with his pipe, bul enjoying it not a whit. He could not remember when he had relished a smoke less. To and fro--to and fro --with the miniature roar of the torrent close at hand and the far- thering roar of the returning tidi which had so nearly overwhelmed him 12 hours before. Ah! A friendly voice behind him He turned and with a smile saw Joe Penny. His pipe was but half smoked. He joined the landlord with relief. This would help to pass the time. "Beg pardon, sir!" said Joe Penny n a stout wheezy voice. "How do ou feel yourself this morning?" "Morning!" said Tiggie cheerily. I'm all right; sound as a bell, hanks to you good fellows." He had handsomely remunerated 11 of his rescuers with the excep- ion of Harvey the previous night, and had the comfortable sense of knowing that if they considered him a fool he had at least the merit of leing a generous one in their eyes. "Lor" bless you, sir!" said Joe 'enny. "What we did weren't nothing. There's not one of us what wouldn't do a pile more nor that for a gentleman like you, sir. I blame myself in a way for not giving you warning. It be mighty easy to get ut off along- Slimby way, mighty asy it be. And it were a regular reacherous tide last night, that I vill say." Tiggie recognized that his munifi- ence was meeting its rewards in his tolerant opinion, and smiled his appreciation. "It was a pretty slippy thing for 'ou, sir," proceeded Joe Penny, "to 0 -et right up the Slimby rock. It's lot an easy thing to do, that, even for one of the slim young chaps. 3ut you . · ." He paused, looking significantly at Tiggie below the natural waistline. "Well, what about me?" said Tig' "Nothing, sir." Joe Penny discreetly looked higher. "I was only ust wondering how you managed it." "It's wonderful what one can do with the deep sea behind one," said Tiggie. "I never knew myself before. But it took me some time to get up, and I assure you"--he surveyed his hands reflectively--"I've no desire whatever to do it again." Joe Penny also looked at the hands which bore abundant testimony to the violence of the struggle. "Be you a married man, sir?" lie inquired unexpectedly. "No," said Tiggie. "I mean"--he caught himself up in some confusion --"well, I may be. What do you want to know for?" "Oh, nothing, sir, nothing," said the landlord peaceably. "Excuse the liberty! I was only thinking what a mort of fuss your good lady'c make if she saw them hands o' yours." "Oh. I see," said Tiggie, aware that he had turned a fiery red anc deeply resenting the fact. "Well, I'c better put some gloves on them ii you think the ladies won't like it.' "I warn't saving that, sir," protested Joe. "But she--they might think as how you'd gone through more than p'raps you'd want 'em to know of. Always keep back the worst's my motto, for my old woman, sir, she's a regular fusser." He looked at Tiggie and slowly shook his head. "Shouldn't be in no hurry to get married if I was you, sir There's things for and against, as I always say, things for and against." "Let's hear the against!" said Tiggie cheerily. He only knew Mrs Penny as a thin voiced woman ii the background who always seemed to be calling someone to order. Joe Penny continued to shake his head. "I'm not speaking of myself sir," he said. "We've never had a quarrel in our lives, but as I say. I always keeps back the worst. It's the only way with women." "Right!" said Tiggie. "I'll remem her that. Anything else?" joe Penny's look became a littli suspicious as though he dimly sensec a joke somewhere. "I'm not one as treats the marriage bond lightly" he said. "What I says is, weigh it ou beforehand and know exactly wha you're going to do, or there'll b trouble. Women, you know, sir ·women takes some managing, even the best of 'em. And I don't lik NEED MONEY? PINE WILL LOAN YOU On furniture, autos, personal property or anything of value to persons who have steady employment. LOANS UP TO $300 Pay back In monthly Installments LOANS MADE SAME DAY OF APPLICATION C. I*. Pine Loan Company Of Mason City Second Floor \Vcir Bide. 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ME WHAT KIND Cf A JOB HE HAS -- HE .SANS HIS Efft DOE5M1 KNOW THAT I'M A DETECT HE Go Chase Yourself BRICK BRADFORD for a woman to take the lead, not ;oo much I don't." Oh, I can quite see that," said Tiggie. "No, it don't answer," said Joe Penny ruminatively. "They're quick, you know, quick as monkeys. They :akes advantage of a man--especial,y if he'.s like you and me, sir--not ;oo ready on the uptake." "Oh, aren't we?" said Tiggie, in- crested. Joe Penny once more ponderously shook his head. "That's why I'm telling you. sir. Don't you get married in a 'hurry! Marriage--marriage is like the tide." He spoke weightily, as though inspired. "It cuts you off when you aren't looking, and you can't get back. You remember that, sir! Just you remember that!" "I'll remember," promised Tiggie, restraining his face from broadening with a severe effort. "Thanks it, sir! Don't mention it! We're here to help each other," said Joe Penny. "And I knows how easy it is to get caught --only too easy, sir." all, what's the good o' talking? Every man's got to go to his appointed place as the sayin' is. And them that's married'll be the same as them that's not in the final reckoning. Still you haven't been and done it yet, sir, so you mind and remember that one thing! There's for and against--for and against." "I'll remember,' 1 said Tiggie for the third time. "Joe!" cried a woman's voice suddenly from within. "Joe! What you doing out there? For mercy's sake come in and have a look at the kitchen flue, for I can't do nothing with it, and it's a man's job, not a woman's, as I'm always telling you, and if there's to be any dinner- cooked today " And now at last he was going to her. _(:» (TO BE CONTINUED) "Here, I'd best be going," said Joe, closing one eye at Tiggie by way of farewell. "It's a darn nuisance that for the warning." 'Don't mention more urgent summons reached him. "Coming! I'm coming!" He shambled within as the voice of his spouse cried irritably, "And don't you call me woman neither! Tiggie took out his pipe and | Just you keep a civil tongue in your loked at it. "Easier than catching, what?" he suggested. "I never had to do no catching, said Joe Penny in a tone of depression. "It was all done for me, that was. Not that I'm speaking personally, sir," he added after a moment. "No one's ever had a happier married life nor what I has. But there's things for and against, as I always says, things lor and against." "I can quite see that," said Tiggie. "And deuced difficult sometimes to tell t'other from which, so to speak.'' "That's right, sir." Joe Penny smiled up on him as one who hails a sympathizing friend. "But arter head, Joe Penny!" The banging of a door curtailed the remonstrance so far as Tiggie was concerned. He sauntered away from the inn porch, while the smile he had been repressing spread in unrestrained comfort over his face Presently he took out his pipe again and addressed it. "But I'm a married man, too," he said. The pipe was practically finished and he knocked out the rest without further scruple on the heel of his boot. Poor old Joe. with all hi.« warnings hat! only succeeded afte all in helping him to pass the time Mrs. Richardson to Speak. GREENE, April 24.--Mrs. Ellsworth Richardson of Albia will give a talk On the "Outlook for Agriculture and what the Farm Bureau iias accomplished along this line," to the farmers of Butler county at a series of meetings to be held in Butler county. She will be at Greene Wednesday. NOAH= DOE'S BUc, DIM HIS L-lSHT WHEN PASS'NG BV ,SAAC DEAR MOA.H= DO YOU HAVE "TO BE- VM£l_l_ HEEi-EO TO STOFS.E? SENO IN VoiliS MOMB NOTIONS -ro DEAR NOAH DO IT By William Ritt and Clarence Gray MY COMPANION.' WE MUST OUR.TROOPS RETREAT.' \S MANCO.WMY NOT SEND MEN ABOVE- TO STONE THE YACAS AS THEY EMERGE- CAVER.N ? OF COURSE-' OF COURSE

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