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

Mason City, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 28, 1939
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ROOM AND BOARD By GENE AHERN I) TOO LOW FOR THE. SPfcETD t WOULD PILOT HlfA to AMD WEA1TH Uncle Ra$ 9 s Corner Sugar From Trees Rain and melting snow send water down into the ground, and the roots o£ trees take some of it. As the water passes through the soil it picks up certain minerals, and carries them to the tree. . A tree has the wonderful power of drawing the water, or sap, upward. In other words, a tree makes water "run uphill." When sap travels through the branches to leaves, it is changed. The gas known as carbon-dioxide is added to the sap when the tree "breathes." Sunlight strikes the green leaves and acts upon the sap. Maple Sugar Boiling As a result, sugar and starch are formed in the sap. The sap then travels back through the tree and feeds the many parts with . these/foods. .- "^oiife 'kinds' of trees make an extra-large arnqilnt of sugar, and ftpihithese we can drain the sap an obtain sugar. Have you heard of the "mahua" or "honey tree"? People in India pick the sweet j blossoms from this tree and eat ' them. They have known for many centuries how to take sugar from the blossoms. Palm trees are more important in supplying sugar. The yearly output of palm sugar in India is something like 100,000 tons. Sap known as "toddy" is taken from palmyra, date and coconut palms when they are in blossom. One palmyra tree with several cuts in the bark may yield from 15 to 20 quarts o£ toddy a day for weeks at a stretch. The toddy is boiled until it becomes a thick syrup. Then it is set aside to dry out. Three quarts of toddy will give one pound of sugar. On our own continent we have the sugar maples. They grow chiefly in New England, New York and eastern parts of Canada. Right now we are in the most important maple sugar season. In some sec/ions the season lasts only about "1 days, in others as much as two months. Vermont and New York lead American states in the amount of maple sugar produced in the average year. Quebec leads the provinces of Canada. The maple trees are tapped, and sap is drained into pails or other containers. Then it is boiled until it becomes thick. Often a little of the syrup is dropped on snow to test whether it is thick enough. To turn it into sugar, the syrup is placed in molds so it will dry and harden. In some years during this century the output of maple sugar has been more than 6,000 000 pounds. In the last few years, however, the average has been far below that figure. The sugar maple ranks first, but sugar-making sap also is obtained from red, silver and black maples. All of these are of use in giving us maple syrup as well as maple sugar. (For- General Interest section or your scrapbook.) If you wish a copy of the leaflet '-Flying Machine Pioneers," just send a self-addressed, 3 cent stamped envelope. Address to me m care of this newspaper. Tomorrow: Facls About Cane Sugar. tCopyrlfht 1033. Publisher* Syndicate) It Will Pay You to Use the G-G Classified Ads DAILY CROSSWORD PUZZLE 10 30 v/, ^o l 37 s-es 22 ACROSS 1--Timely 4--Small persons 10--Plural of Ovum 11--A Hebrew month 12--A pronoun 33--Girl's name 15--Former kingdom of Spain 17--Reverie 19--Hostelry . w -- w l l u l u i 20--Refuse from 40--Regrets grapes 42--Receptacle 22--Mien for wine 24--Fever at- 43--Ones own tended by personality paroxysms 44--\fager 26--Distorted 27--By means of 2S--Flesh of calf used for food 30--Turn to the right 32--Shatter to pieces 35--A cross-rib in vaulting 3S-Foot covering 39--Behold! 23--Tedious 24--God of youth 25--Spur 25--Charitable offerings 28--Place where crime is committed 29--Because 31--Mistakes 33--Seventh king of Israel 34--High temperature 36--An electrified atom 37--Elongated fish 41--Sforzando (abbr.) Answer (o previous puzzle DOWN 1--Body of water 2--Ordinary 3--A story 4--Symbol for masurium 5--Feminine . name 6--Ancient -»o--wotner gold coin of 21--The female . · Persia ruff 7--Grandmother (Scotch) S--A number 9--A guard 14--Cripple 1--Chew upon IS--Mother CONVICT^ DAUGHTER By RUTH RAY KANE CHAPTER THlim^ SEVEN When Clark Martin appeared at the door ot Jim's room just after Jim had passed the crisis, the doctor strode across the floor, his professional anger aroused. 'What are you doing here, and how did you get in?" he shot at the engineer, and Martin smiled apologetically. , "I heard Jim was--bad," he said and I came right over'. I--nobody seemed to pay any attention to me so I sort o£--walked in." i, " H n?, vv J ons hsve y°" been here?" The. doctor still was annoyed, i "I knocked on the door a while back. It was cracked open and I-I ve just been standing here, ineres no harm done, I thought maybe Mrs. Bennett here--" · He hesitated over the name, and Dona's lears became a certainty. He knew! He, had heard everything: "I thought perhaps the lady might need me--il. there's anything r can do." He bowed to Lona, and the doctor's eyes softened. "I'm sorry if I W as rude," he said. "But I'd left strict orders about being disturbed. This is a hospital, you know. We can't have people walking in. and out, disturbing our patients. I'll see that it doesn't happen again." His grim tone boded no good for some luckless attendant. "You didn't happen to come in a car, I suppose?" he asked of Martin, with a glance at Nona's .droooping shoulders. "Why, yes I did." "You can drive Mrs. Bennett home if 3-ou really want to be of some help. She must get some rest You're going home and go to bed!" -ihis ]ast in answer to Lona's quick protest. "Run along with you. Not another word! "But I--I can't--" she wanted to say she couldn't be alone with Clark Martin. Not even the time it would take to drive from the hospital to the Moriss home. She couldn't face that--now But even the strength to protest seemed to have left her. She found herself meekly following Martin allowing him to guide her, a hand beneath her elbow, out through the now busy corridor, into the brightness of the morning sunshine. Neither spoke while he turned the car in the hospital drive, and headed toward Main street. Her head was awhirl and she was wondering, desperately, just how much he really knew. He was watching her from the corner of his shrewd eyes, she realized, and at last she turned to him, unable to bear the suspense any longer. You--heard?" she asked, simply. · He nodded, his eyes on the road. "I couldn't help hearing. As soon as he talked about the net, I knew. I suspected anyhow when I had that letter. I'd heard the whole story before, and I reco'- nized the name." ° He said no more, just stared ahead as if the matter were closed Breathlessly, Lona waited. "What are you going to do?" she brought out, finally, her voice quivering in spite of her efforts to keep it calm. "You can't tell on him!" she burst out, as he turned to her slowly. "You can't! You've got to keep quiet and forget the whole thing. He's innocent, you see. He told the whole thing over and over when he was out of his head. Somebody tampered with the net and he found it out--too late. You heard him back there. You heard what he said. You can't--surely you can't--" She was pleading, her .words rushing out pell-mell. "You've got to help me! I'll get him away from here. We'll be gone before that detective comes back. You won't have to know . , ." They had come to a stop in front of the stately Morriss verandah before she stopped talking. Gravely he snapped off the throbbing engine and turned to her in the glaring morning sunlight. His eyas were narrow and determined and she realized that he had made no attempt to answer her, nor to interrupt her incoherent plea. "I'd like to see Jim as soon as possible," he stated. "You see, I happen to know so much about this thing because I, too, have been working on a nej of my own. Almost the same design as Rankin's. I'd like to talk it over with him before you leave--" "Before we leave?" Lona interrupted him, her voice sharp. "You mean--then you're not going to--" "My dear girl! Jim's a friend of mine. He worked for me. He saved the life of one of my men. Surely you don't think I'd try to get him in trouble!" His voice was reproachful. "I'd like his advice on this net of mine. Outside of that I've no interest in your personal affairs. Except to say, if I may, that Jim has a very brave and gallant little wife." He smiled, and Lona choked suddenly. Turn to market Page MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 1939 'TWAS A ms A SOUR-R-S PACE ru. HAE MY WAmM 1 RELATIVES.' I FEEL NA GOOD AT ALL THIS MORM1N'.' PINO TH "AAN THAT'S BABE GRETCHEwtlO TO BE A LAOV, S«S! WHEN THINGS TWS HAPPEN rr MFAQ BR AV HEART J1SM1FI MAE,UP MEREiltL SETTLE HER HASH "AHIlf I'M IN A GOOD HUMORi'. "v = n_^w T-tAX MASTV B$£p^Sg£fc r^t---*---1 r J j HS SNKjfS NOu TO GO UE'UU -SAV UM-ni_ w ooesTM SAY VE'S "TO ·SOCW OID' ecr LEAST- HE TTVLKEO AS IF" ME. 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UP TO /ME TO HANDLE MEE -·^-i^r--"· THAT BIG BABOON WOULD NEVER TURN IN -- I HIS STUFF IS GRFPI£ Tn MF airr BARRIER. IS1ANO ... THAT'S THE NUTS' SIMILES.' THAT MEANS NOW 15THE TIME TO ACT DATS MOUNTAIN Sfmw F=LAVOR SUH.' OAT'S FOLGCK'S. 0= MEN FOLKS DSyS CRAZY BOUT DAT FLAVOR. r/i. ra ^ OECHEF-KESAV --FOLGEKS IS GROWN IN DE MOUNTAINS. MOST BRANDS DEVS GROWM IN LOW LANDS. SO OLD HERSELP GIVE FOLGEffS 0= BEST FLAVOR. AYE-LAOCN-E ( UI^THE TWEEDS FRDl\^ MY OWN SCOTLAND-'TIS THE WORLD'S FOR ME SISTER ANNIE

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