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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 6

Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, April 23, 1936
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SIX MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, APRIL 23 1936 OSAGE MAN SUED IN AUTO MISHAP Greenwood of Minneapolis Asks $4,785 Damages From Accident. OSAGE--A. R. Greenwood of Minneapolis Wednesday filed suit against B. M. Hofmeister, Osage, for $4,785. The suit arose from an accident which occurred on highway No. 218 3 J /4 miles north of here Have Your . . . Wedding picture made here, at your home, or at the reception hall. R U S S E L L PHOTO STUDIO PHONE 2272 NEXT J. C. PENNEY CO. Feb. 3, 1936, when the coach driv en by Greenwood which was coming south and the Chevrolet coach driv en by Hofmeister, going north, me in a head-on collision; both cars were considerably damaged. Green, wood wag laid up here at the home of his father-in-law for two weeks while Hofmeister was ill at the Nissen hospital for about six weeks The list of damages included in the $4,785 include: Clothing, $88.50; damage, $4,000; car damage, $500; medical care, $12.50. Boy Impaled on Meat Hook Saves Himself DUBUQUE, (JP)--Though he was impaled by his cheek on a meat hook, Carl stecher, 19, managed to lift himself from the barb. In jumping from a box in his father's carpenter shop, the youth's face struck the hook near the jawbone. Physicians believed he would recover. Lone Man on Jury. CENTERVILLE, CflP--It may he a lonesome assignment--or is it? Francis McCarty is the only man on a jury of 12 hearing a forgery case in district court here. THIS IS REVIVAL WEEK for dingy clothes W HERE'S that skirt and blouse . . . those dresses, suits and that hat you've worn and worn and worn? Of course they look lifeless and dingy. But let us have them for a few days. Send them to the Revival Meeting in our big Zoric Dry Cleaning Unit . . . and be prepared -for the surprise of your life when they come back. Clean, ABSOLULTELY ODORLESS. But more than that--almost as bright and sprightly and new-looking as the day they came from the store. You'll say Zoric dry cleaning is marvelous. And marvel that it's so inexpensive! izomc Ideal American Laundry AND ZORIC DRY CLEANERS Be An "ideal American" Customer IT'S PHONE 22 PROFESSIONAL MEN Know the Value of HOT WATER US KNOW of no better foundation · for a child's success in later l.ife than to build in his mind a proper respect for hot water," remarked a famous physician, himself the father of two sturdy boys and a rosy-cheeked little daughter. "Cleanliness expresses itself first in greater resistance to disease, in better health. Boys and girls who have formed the 'hot water habit' from childhood become the healthy-skinned, well-groomed men and women to whom the doors of business and social opportunity swing open most often." Get An Automatic Gas Water Heater! "ADA-M-Bbl rrMowr-m^-EASD) rt a»nun,naM jutoeUTMn READ THIS FJKST: Detective Keyes and Gary Maug- haii are attempting to unravel the mysterious murder of Margalo Younger, an actress and old friend of Maughan. She was killed with a needle-like instrument us she and Maughan sat in the home of Do\v Van Every, a collector ol rare jewels, whom she had njel through his friend, Maughan, listening to bis gruesome history of the famous Camden ruby. At the time she was wearing the ruby against the wishes of Van Every \vho described it as a "murder stone." Among those questioned by the detective were Maughan, himself; Van Every; his young niece, Joyce, xvhu lives with him; her fiance, Allan Foster, who at one time was in love with the dead actress, and Joyce's companion, Laura Randall. Another suspect is Roy Barrimore, close friend of the actress, who shot himself shortly after her death. Van Every tells Maughan how he bought the ruby from two nuns. Joyce confides to Maughan that she has obtained a job in a department store against her uncle's wishes. The detective and Maughan start for the home of a Mrs. Bryce, an intimate friend of Van Every. Keyes and Maughan learn from Mrs. Peoples, Margate's maid, that the actress recently had given a check for ¥7,000 to a friend, Manuel Gonzales, Margalo's maid brings a ruby, found in one of the galoshes of her dead mistress, to the detective. It is an exact duplicate of Van Every's. Van Every examines Margalo's ruby and finds it is a fake. NOW GO ON WITH THE STORY BOPIES GAS AND ELECTRIC CHAPTER 25. The inquest next morning lastei about an hour. Van Every and I tea tified, along with a dozen other wit nesses, and the verdict was what w expected--that Margalo Younge was murdered by "persons un known." Keyes seemed rather worried a: he joined us later. He invited me to go to his office with him. Van Ever left us to go to the office of his rea estate agent. In Keyes' office, the detective started to pace the floor, chewing on an unlighted cigar. "I'm not getting any place, Maug- uaB," he muttered. 'What about Gonzales--Margao's poet friend?" "Ought to be here now. Late." "Where was he yesterday?" "Out of town, apparently." "How's Barrimore this morning?" ·"Same. I'm worried about him. He may die." A buzz on his phone, and he picked up the receiver. When he hung up, after a. moment, he turned ,to me, surprise in his'hard blue eyes. "Young Foster wants to see me." Foster sat down, nodding to both of us pleasantly. I wcndered idly aow the chap would feel if he knew ais fiance was one of the army of workers at Grabbers. Joyce had probably told him the same story she fed her uncle. "Hear Joyce is working for you, Mr. Maughan." He seemed pleased about it anyway. "Nice of you. I've been trying hard to get this working idea out of her head." "Yes," I murmured. "Now, what is it, Foster?" Keyes asked abruptly. I was thankful for his interruption, not relishing Foster's questions about Joyce. "Well, I've been thinking, sir. A lot. About the night Mar--Miss Younger was murdered." Keyes tapped the desk with his fingers, and sighed as if he expected to get little information from Foster. *. "You know that I was there that night." "Yes, and I" know you accompanied Miss Van Every upstairs." "Yes, I did." Defiantly. "How long did you linger near Uie library door, after she had gone upstairs?" Keyes asked crossly. "I watched Joyce go upstairs, and then when she was near her door, I started down." "A minute? Two minutes?" "Not longer than two minutes, sir. I'm sure." "Just the time it took her to get up the stairs?" the big captain was watching Foster closely. Suddenly I felt sorry for the boy. "In that time did you look back into the library?" "I did just before I went down. A glance, that's all." "Why didn't you tell me this yesterday?" "I--I didn't think it necessary." "I understand Miss Van Every had left the door open when you entered the house. Was it open when you reached it? The front door?" "Yes, it was." "Open all the time you were upstairs?" 1 suppose so, sir. It was ajar about a foot when I reached it and went down the outside stairs." "Miss Van Every told me that it was barely open when you came up. Did it seem to you that it was open wider when you went down?" "I--I couldn't tell you that. I don't remember, but as I look back over that night, I think, r/o. I know there was a taxi outside waiting. "A taxi! Why didn't you tell me this yesterday?" Keyes was exasperated. "It isn't out of the ordinary to see a taxi pulled up at the curb any place. It wasn't right against the Van Every curb, it was nearer the house on the left. I went up to the driver, the motor was running, and asked him if he had a passenger. He said yes, so I walked a couple ot blocks down the street, and found another." "What had you done with the taxi you came in?" "Joyce told me to dismiss that one." 'Can you describe this taxi driver?" "No, it was a. bla^k and white cab,, that's ail I remember about it. The lights were on and the" motor running," "Can't you remember anything about the driver?" "No." Keyes reached for his telephone and began giving directions rapidly A black and white cab had been traced to the Van Every residence around 1:15 Tuesday morning. He wanted all the information possible concerning the passengers and tie driver. When he hung up, he flung away his cigar and took a fresh one biting off the end savagely. After Foster had gane he called Dr. Narrr. and, luckily finding him in, asked him if he had noticed a black and white cab outside the Van Every residence Monday night when he had attended Miss Younger. 1 could see his disappointment as he thanked Narro. "Wasn't there when Narro came,' he announced to me. We were talking over the black and white cab when Gonzales was announced. I looked at him curious, ly as he sat down. A short man, probably five feet six, slender, swarthy skinned. His hair was glossy black, and from his temples spread in long, narrow sideburns. His brown eyes did not seem to me poetic or dreamy; they were quick, alert, alive. He was handsome despite the fact that his features were rather coarse. His clothes annoyed me more than a, little; his suit cut in too much at the waist, the revers too broad for his thin shoulders, his shirt, light brown with brown collar and cuffs, dove-colored spats. A large pearl in his 'blue tie, a big diamond ring on his left hand. If I bad not known he was a poet, I would have thought him to be a second-story man. But I remembered vaguely seeing something of his in a magazine--I could not recall what magazine then. Rather ·ood I had thought at the time. 'rothy stuff, but readable. Seeing the man I could not reconcile Margalo's friendship for him. Yet Mrs. Peoples had said he was one of the most frequent visitors to the apartment, indeed he was welcome there always. His age was hard to determine, jut I put him down at 30. He was younger than that, 1 found oul later. Twenty-seven. "I have been out of town," ho said quickly. His English was per. feet. I don't know why I expected il wouldn't be, I could sec, too, he annoyed Keyes, and the detective -ex pected to make quick work of him "Where?" Keyes shot. "In Washington. My brother was having" trouble with the immigra tion people. I had to go there to help him." Quietly he gave Keyes the name and present address of his brother, and the people he had seen in Washington. "You knew Miss Younger?" "Very well, sir. She was my gpoc angel." "You were not in New York then, Monday night?" "No, sir, I was not." Idly Keyes tossed a check across the desk. I caught a glimpse of il as Gonzales picked it up. Seven thousand dollars made out to Manuel Goazales, signed Margalo Younger. It was indorsed on the back. "Miss Younger gave this to you last week." "Yes, sir." "What for?" "It was a loan, purely a loan. Now and then, she lent me money." "Ever as much as this before?" Keyes knew she hadn't from her hank statements. 'No, this is the largest amount she ever lent me." "Did you ever pay back any of her loans?" "Not yet, but I shall. She was always very good to me, realizing how little a poet can make." My contempt for the dapper poet increased. 'What did you use this money for?" Keyes pocketed the check, carefully putting it back in his billfold. "My brother came over from Spain. My mother needed money. She is still there, and sick. I had to have money to live." "You gave Miss Younger no receipt for this?" "No, her check was her receipt." "Did you agree to pay this off on a certain time? This loan?" "When I could, that's all." "And this, Gonzales, have you ever seen this?" The ruby Mrs. Peoples had found in Margalo's overshoe slid across the desk. Gonzales looked at it curiously, picked t up in his fingers, then shook his head. "I have never seen this be- 'ore. Beautiful, isn't it?" (TO BE CONTINUED) Program on Wild Flowers at Library Lock Pictures to Be on Display at Meeting. A program on wild flowers will be given at the public library Saturday morning at 10 o'clock. The pictures of wild flowers in their native habitat by Safford Lock will be on display. Some of these photographs are unusual and are worth study, librarians point out. There will also be a display of colored flower pictures in the children's room. Mrs. Charles Knouse will tell the young people -about what has been accomplished and what more there is an opportunity to do on the nature trail at the Boy Scout camp at Clear Lake. I'ioneers Were Charmed- Historians of this part of the country state tie early settlers were charmed with the gay beauty and profusion of the native flowers. The advance of settlement has tended to complete extinction of many varieties. Dallas Lore Sharp, nature lover, whose books are such a delight to read, records that in the vicinity of St. Louis, Mo., there are 14 species of wild flowers that are forever lost because of failure to preserve the disappearing survivors. The Woman's club in Springfield, HI., established a club rockery so that this extinction should not go further and other clubs have done similar work. Dr. N. C. Fassett, a botanist of the University of Wisconsin, has issued recommendations about wild flower picking which are not quite as drastic as those which the members of the D. A. R.' embodied in a bill for the Iowa legislature. However, some of our Iowa naturalists, notably Dr. Bohumel Shimek, think that Dr. Fassett has not gone far enough. Why Pick Them. Dr. Shimek says: "Why should anyone recommend the picking of wild flowers which wilt or fall to Dicces so readily that they can be of ittle value as cut flowers and the picking of which can at best but satisfy temporary greed ? . . . "The average flower picker is likely to be both foolish and unjust --foolish because he deprives himself of ever again seeing the objects of his destruction and unjust because he deprives others of the same privilege." Dr. Shimek recommends county organizations of Wild Life Federation. The Wild Life Preservation society has done admirable work in this country, it is pointed out. They have brought to the attention of many motorists the need for stop ping killing and helping to create. It is usually thoughtlessness and lack of information lets people drive out into the country in the springtime coming back laden with flowering branches and little bunches of wild flowers. The beauty they enjoyed is not left for the next cars 'to enjoy. High School Student Strike at Albion Is Ended Temporarily ALBION. (.!')--A strike of high school students which began here Tuesday was temporarily ended Thursday when a petition was presented to Supt. F. B. Benzing by the school board asking the school head's resignation. Benzing asked for a few days' time to consider the request and in the meantime the striking students · returned to classes. Benzing, who has been -here two INSTANT SURE RELIEF! Apply New De Luxe Dr. Scholl's Zino-pads wherever the shoe rubs or presses and you'll h a v e i n j t a n t relief! Corns, callouses or bunions stop hurtms at once. These cushioning pads soothe and heal; prevent sore toes, blisters. Quickly remove corns or callouses. They are flesU color, waterproof; don't come off in the bath: economical. Sold everywhere. years, recently accepted a contract for a third year whereupon the students struck in protest. It 'a under, stood that most of the parents back the strikers. Incompetency is under, stood to be the basis of charges against Beuzing. YELLOWSTONE --through Gallatin Gateway and ihe Dudo Rsnch country. Positiver/aioreforyourmoney. LOWEST FARES and Park Tours the hotel way arelowerihaneverbefore. Visit our greatest National Parl. THE AIR-CONDITIONED O L Y M P I A N Electrified through the monoliths of Montana Canyon. Th« favorite train to the Northwest The M I L W A U K E E -- r u n ' or y ovur Convenience and Comfort Ask for £ro« copy of "Vacation Suggestions," descriptive of Yellow«lo8» and Ihe Pacific Northwett; includai sample costs «nd ilinerario*. Facts! * * Mason City Ticket Offio Phone 62 W. F, Cody Div. Passenger Agent 9th Si. and S. Pennsylvania Avo. Phono 32« UNSURPASSED IN Eight short minutes is all it takes to have your crankcase drained and refilled with the proper grade of Iso=Vis"D"for Spring, at Standard Oil Stations and Dealers -- where you see the sign of STANDARD OIL SERVICE ·PLUS TAX IT LASTS! Notice how your oil level stays up when you have Iso=Vis "D" in your crankcase--and how your oU costs stay down. Even if you paid as much as 100 a quart more, you wouldn't find a motor oil with a tougher, more durable body. The heat of long hard driving won't break it down, or thin it out seriously--because Iso=Vis"D"isproduced by a special process which removes carbon- fbrming, sludge-forming impurities, and leaves nothing but clean, smooth oil of remarkably high "viscosity index." It keeps your motor sweet-running--and you need to add fewer quarts between drains. « Plus 2% Iowa Retail Sales Tax .Sii a jt. plus Federal Tax 1 £ a at.--total 26(a guarf. Cor-r. 1936. Standard Oil Co. L U B R I C A T E F O R S A F E T Y E V E R Y 1 , 0 0 0 M I L E S

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