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MONDAY, MARCH 27, 1939 ROOM AND BOARD By GENE AHERN ILL LATER,BOSS '. OFF TO TAM fc WINDOWS, ' AKlO TWLSTIC BECT * I'LL. SET 2 CHIPS . POC^ TUROWIN'OLTT f«r cwtsr, ' -^ WHICH IS GTT1N IT C6.VEO IN 6.T \ w. swovmo* *J DRUG STORE WELL-;--YVHEM VCXJ ,VOO SHUT IT OKI Jv FORTUNE. 1 .-J The story of honey is bound up with pollen. In the case of many kinds of flowers, the powder like pollen must be spread from one plant to another to produce seeds which will grow. An important way in which this happens is by the work of honeybees. As the bees pass from flower to flower, the pol[en gets on their bodies. While it is being carried around, some of it is "dusted off." Honeybees and Honey The children are looking at honeybees, but these bees don't sting. They are of a special breed known as "stintless b«es." The bees do this while they are going about in search of "nectar." The nectar of a flower is a sweet liquid. It is sipped by a worker bee, and carried back to the hive in its "honey bag." In the hive it is placed in a cell. At that time it is rather thin, but it grows thicker when part of the water in it turns to vapor. Then the cell is sealed : over. with. wax. 1 At some_ time, in the far-distant : past, bees learned that their tribe · could live only if they stored ,. honey. Honey is used in feeding their young. Long ago people started to steal honey which 'bees were saving for the young. The honey was eaten as a sweet during times when nothing was known about sugar. In the Bible we read that th Promised Land of the Hebrew was "flowing with milk am honey." The art of bee-keeping was fol lowed in olden Europe, and thi bees gave a steady supply o honey to the peasants who too! care of them. Bees have seldom, i ever, been "tamed" in the tru sense of the word, but they use th empty hives which men give them We are told that North America had no honeybees before the white settlers came here. There are wile honeybees on this continent bu they are believed to be descended from bees brought over from Europe, Bees sometimes swarm far away from the hive, and then may become "wild." The raising of honeybees is today an important industry on this side of the Atlantic. A pound am a half of honey is produced yearl for each person in the United States. Canada does better than that, with an average of more than three pounds per person. I am speaking of "average per person.' The honeybees of the United States supply almost six times as much honey 'as those of Canada but there are about 12 times as many people in the United States as in Canada. Bumblebees store honey, bu their honey does no please the taste of people. Yet the bumblebee is of value -- its spreads pollen among clover plants, and in tha way helps the farmer keep his clover fields. (For General Interest section of your scrapbook.) 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( C o p y r i c h l I M U , mtiliihers S y n d i c a t e ) -n, r, ,, ^ UNCLE RAY'S SCRAPBOOK »Ti e ^'oe-Gazette has on hand a number of Scrapbooks designed SaV Art ? i y v ald ma v e Cs * erlal5 y 'o hold more than 100 "Uncle ' ^ 1TM ° f thcSe bo)ks at the Globe-Gazette "*"' ' cent It Will Pay You to Use the G-G Classified Ads DAILY CROSSWORD PUZZLE 16 10 Y/, 3O 37 \1 21 3-?7 ACROSS I--Perched 24--Happened 4--A game at 26--Epic poetry cards 29--Public 6--Exclama- speakers tion of con- 31--Fabulous tempt bird of 9--A wicker- Arabia work 33--A compass point (abbr,) 34--Succor 36--Wind 37--Soothes 38--Norse goddess 39--Beast of burden 40---First governor of New Netherlands hamper 10--Available 11--Stuff 12--Help 14--Eggs of fishes 15--A pseudonym 18--A piece of ffround SO--Midday nap 22--Frequent 17--Measure of length 19--The sheltered side 21--Likewise 23--A territory of the U.S. 24--A white- barked tree 25--Pertaining to the focus 27--Sacred song 2--Foamy 30--Nocturnal birds 32--Scandinavian unit of value 35--Suffix signifying pertaining to An»»cr lo previoui puzzle DOWN I--A quarrel 2--Constellation S--Seaport to Florida 4--Deficient In fat 5--Install «--Heveali 7--Bustle 8--Cowardly, carnivorous mammal 13--Affronts 16--An anesthetic CONVICT^ DAUGHTER By RUTH RAY KANE MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE CHAPTER THIRTY-SIX Jim was worse and he. was calling for her! All the way across town in the bumpy taxi which finally answered Mrs. Morriss' summons, those words kept ringing in Lona's ears. He was calline for her! The hospital was drowsy, its dim night lights burning somberly as she came in through the door marked "Emergency' 1 and hurried up the corridor to Jim's room The doctor, serious faced, met her at the door. Over his shoulder she could see Jim's Jong figure, tossing on the bed, the nurse hovering over him. "What has happened?" she demanded. "Tell me what has happened? Is he very bad?" "We're expecting a crisis," the doctor told her calmly. "We knew it v.-as coming, but not so soon We didn't think it would be until morning, but now we're not so sure." He glanced back at the bed "I wanted you on hand." ,-'Z 0 T m ? a 1 he m 'lM--might lie. Lonas throat constricted. . Anything might happen in a crisis like this. We'll hope for the best. He's very strong." "But I thought--you knew this was coming. You knew he wasn't getting better and you didn't tell me. Why didn't you tell me? I'd never have gone home. He might have died, and I wouldn't have been here. You had no right " "Now, now, my dear." The doctor's voice was still calm. "There was no use telling you. We thought it would be some time tomorrow. But it's coming sooner. 1 ' "Oh, he's got to live, doctor! You've got to make him live! Isn't there anything you can do?" "Nothing now but wait. We've done everything. Please, you must you be calm. You'll harm him if get excited--" "Girl!" a hoarse voice sounded suddenly from the bed. "Girl where are you? You've got to Jtop them! Girl!" Looking down at him Lona forgot all her other fears. He seemed to have changed ;mce she had seen him last. There was a new, pinched look to his face that struck terror to her heart. His voice, too, was weaker "I'm here, Jim." She tried to :ake his hand, but he pushed her away. "Girl!" he cried, again. "You've jot to stop them! The net's bad 1 tell you! He'll go through--it's murder! You've got to stop them girl! Don't let him jump' He'll be killed--" "Please, Jim--" "Why doesn't she come? I've got to tell her! . . . she'J! stop them. . . Girl!" In vain Lona tried to penetrate ms wandering consciousness. Each cry was like a knife piercing anew her already lacerated feelings. She was afraid to look at the doctor earful of what she might read in his face. And that dreadful hoarse cry went on and on. "This net business that seems to )e bothering him," the doctor said o her, finally, in a low aside "If ve could get him straight on that Do you know what he means?" Lona swallowed. "He was in a ire once,'' she offered. "A hotel "f- He ha l to j u m p from the-- ifth floor. A friend of his went hrough the net." The doctor stroked his chin. Left an indelible impression on his mind, I suppose. That's not so good." "Oh, you must' do something!' Lona burst out again, but he topped her with a warning look nd made her comfortable on a hair beside the bed. "It will not be long," he prom- sed. One thought kept repeating it- elf in her mind as she crouched here on her chair through the few hours. If Jim died, she didn t want to live. There'd be no point in living without him. She ouldn't go back lo what she had een before she had known him le must not.die, she kept saying o herself through stiff lips. He must not die! Dawn broke presently, with the loctor and the nurse still working r nm faced and silent, over his ossing figure, and that hoarse 'oice, weaker now, still pleading over .and over again. In vain she ned to convince him that she was here, that everything would be u right if he'd only live. But the orror in his mind would not be tilled. It went on and on. as he ossed, his words coming monotonous iy. "The net!" he was still crying s the cold gray light seeped hrough the window shades and ouched everything with unreality. I thought the change would ome sooner," the doctor half pologized to Lona as the weary ninutes wore on and the hospital egan to stir {o its daily round of vmg. "You could have waited mil morning to come, a f t e r all." "I'm glad you called me," Lona old him, her face white in the re- lection of the sunlight that began o stream through the windows. I d never have forgiven you if nyfhing had happened -and I was ot here. I'm not--tired." Her oice faltered and the doctor eaned over grid patted her sag- Ring she tried bravely o straighten it. "Good girl," he approved. "We'll nng him through yet!" He hesitated as a knock came at ie door, and frowned. He started o snap out a command to the urse about admitting intruders .hen stopped in the middle of a entence as she beckoned him ack over to the bed with uplifted and, her face more concerned nan it had been all night. As he trode across the room Lona's eyes ollowcd him fearfully. There was a change in Jith's oice. Lona sensed rather lhan ?~eiL£fcerwffCL- * . FINDTWAT ? i -mo NO*J TOLTJ LEFT *TK£ WE FOR THE FJJLVAP3..NOW I'GOT A SHE. ST3WAV«W/ ON /AV HANDS! PUT HER DOWN INTO MO.1 HOLD. UNTIL t CAN...CXI CONTROL MY TEMPER OM.OY! TXt GLAD r iMooGt-vr TO IAY. rvvv! SOCU IMOO-STRv! BEEN AT VT UP BKJRE ·SPEAVC TO BiE-tM ABOOT C3O1M -tAREO UP BOTH oucwes XUINXQS. , ., HEWSR6 ON ir*. ·BEACH WHEN THg HOUSE WAS GUESS THAT WCECKCO TH HE PLAV60 W TUG 3AWO-- AMIDUHSi' GRAB HIM.' A BUSHEL OF JEWEL!?! DOES VHOBJEIZ PULLED THIS JOB WS BJENrt SMART".' WHERE DOES THE SxH PT2IEND F(T MORUN3 VOICE/ OH, NOW WHAT 5HALL WE DO? LET'S LOOK FOR ANOTHER WAY OUT 0-OH/ L-L-LOOK/' TH-THAT'3 N-NOTHING IT'S J-J-JUSTA -SKELETON/ MIGHT BE ANOTHER TUNNEL LEADING OFF FROM THIS ONE · FREED HIMSELF AMD SLAMMED SHUT: THE POOR OF THE 5ECRET PASSAGE.., WHERE ARE WE WINS KALLA? TO COLO RAM --I'VE A HIDDEN LABORATORY THERE IF tty WORK THERE PROVES FRUITFUL THIS WORLD WILL BECOME A VIRTUAL ' 'HERE THEY ARE/ NOW, DON'T LOSE THEM KOPA«t SKED BY AIR TOWARD 'A HEANWH1LE, Wl BLUE FOLLOWS IM ANOTHER flANE -PEEAD OUT AN'FIND THIS LOME KANGEe BOYS. IF WE GIT HIM WET." BE SftFE ' LAWYKTHOKNDVKE WILL WftKESURE' TM^ -i SLIM DON'T S9UEAU. - REMEMBER.SHERIFF. DO JUST WHAT (TELL YOU AND WE MAY TRAP SLIM INTO ADMITTING HIS QUILT YOU C'N COUNT OM ME.-i STRANGER; -THE PLANfl I SOUNDS'* FIEST RATE} ·SHERIFF HAS SLIM ·JAILED FORA MURDER AND MS WOULD PROVE BUTCH AN OUTLAW. BUT 7HOKHDYKE HAS BEEN 6/ISSfO SUM SEES THE MASKED MM BftlHQINS BISCWTS TO HIM.BtrT(J(ifTH£AK. THfWHISffKED CONVERSATION ""' rnvAtivinc: fffm otflfr OHtflJttS OiTS/Of THESHEK/FF'S OFFICE ANDJML DAWSON, P541L. 1 HEP TO /ME.' l!w PLEWTV TUAT Cfit, \iZ'L\- 0 TO COUI2T WITHOUT PELAV AND PHIL WON'T BE TUEEE TO COMTET U, IF YOU KUOW WHAT I /rlEAW J BARFUU THAT PMIU l AWAPE OF MIS 1VIPOSTUEE, PATSY *DAO ; TO THE OFFICE OF *BIG BILL" OAW6OM... THE RIPE FOE A HOW-DCMW, AMVWAV ' woeev, i MAC, VCXJ CAN / AN' IF ANY OF THOSE I MONKEVS SITTOOGH, \ JI5T CALL. ME-' ABOUT R3RTY WJNKS- I'M LEAVJIM VCXJ IN CHARGE, 14CAVEN SOME Resr; MAC ,, . -r j ·--···--·' ««i«.-i tnrifi Hnn looKea at them eard it, and her neart turned over., didn't--know until It was weaker, more lircd, as it he felt there was no u ? e going on. "He went through!" he said, in a broken whisper that carried somehow through the room and seemed to Lona, somehow, to echo and reecho. "He went through the net! He's dead!' Tom's dead! I killed him. I didn't--know in lime. . I killed him. I tell you! They weak-' onet^ the net so he'd go through. "Jim, please!" Lona tried vainly to silence him. "You mustn't . . . Jim!'' "I didn't know it in time, I tell you! I didn't know--" He propped himselt up suddenly on his arm and looked at them, pleadingly "I ' w a s -- t o o late. He--drowned." He sobbed abruptly, a heavy, tearing sob! Then, as if his staring eyes were seeing something too terrible to look upon, he closed them tightly, and relaxed upon his pillow. A shudder ran through his long frame, and then he was still, his face white. "Jim!" Despair was in Lona's whisper. He looked as if . . "Jim--" Slowly the brown eyes opened again. There was a rational look in them this time. "Girl . . ." His lips managed the little half smile she loved so well. Then his eyes closed again. "Jim!' T Lona cried out again, and then held her breath as the nurse and the doctor looked at each other significantly. Slowly the nurse's competent hands smoothed out the light blanket over the quiet form, up, up, with an air of finality that was almost unbearable. Fascinated, wordless, Lona watched her. Would she keep on, she asked herself frantically, on over the face? "No, no.'" The words forced themselves through her lips despite her efforts to keep them back "Not that! Please--I won't let -- e you!'' Beside herself, she clutched at those moving hands, dragging Ihem back.. They mustn't cover his face! She couldn't bear t h a t ' The eyes the nurse turned on her were round with amazement. Then she smiled, suddenly, and finished her task of tiiL-king the blanket under Jim's chin. "He's sleeping," she said softly, "like a child." Unable to believe, Lona turned to the doctor. "Do you mean--" ..-.- she began. "You mean he's bet- up ter?" I "The crisis It passed, my dear. He'll ' b e s i l l i n e up in a day or two." HP. too smiled, and pm s Heady h a n d out to "I thoucht--art you jure? He look* so--^hilc!" "We're sure this time." The quiet voice was reassuring. G e n t l y he l u i n r d her from t h e bed and Mr-ered h e r i n w a r d the door. "You're lo rest now." h e loH her. f o r w h a t j r e m M t h e t h o u s a n d t h time s i n c e she had k n o w n h i m . "You must he -ivom o u t - - " He stopped, a b r u p t l y , and a stern lillle wiped out tbp fath.rHneM hi hjs manner. Following his eyei. Lona looked |ip to-,«.-nrd the floor. A man WBK standing there, t w i r l i n e hi* hat In rmbar- rassed hands, his eye* fixed upon tht sltU ficurc on the bed. Lona easpeti at night ot him. and th« tension came hae* to her tirert bods'. Tin- man \vas Clark Martin, tho bridge enameer. She recalled jiiddenly th* knock that had come to the door Just brforc the nurse had callcrl them tr, .nm\s bedside, and apprehension, stabbed at her swiftly. Had he been Mandinn tl-.ere. listrnlne. all that time? If so ho nad heard-everything. The very man snc most tvar.Jerf to keep n-A-ay! (To He Continued) You see, Mr. Roosevelt, things v.-ork out if you're patient. Congress w o u l d n ' t let you reorganize the supreme court, but nature did --Davenport Times,

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