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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 8

Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, March 18, 1937
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|gg^^-*^Jtrft-'**i*yyfg a * 1 T : !'y^^c? l tO-'fbrfVi*TVZysyW(nf. fW i f tt * r TfSf^ !f OIi^ihi??! V^^'^tyrfrf^* f f* '^^ir«X^iUifflk*o»» l ili*i«TS*i*«i^'pJWS'i^S*U*tt»Ktf»Si \ EIGHT MASON'CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE. MARCH 18 · 1937 1! j J 'i ^ 3 , i Mrs. Gappa Funeral Held in Whittemore ·WHITTEMORE--Funeral services - were iield Tuesday morning in St. Michael's Catholic 'church \vitlvthe Rev. William Veil officiating for Mrs. Theodore Gappa. Mrs, Gappa' suffered, a stroke about 11:30 a. m. the day o£ her A · - . - . . . death and lived but a / f e w hours afterwards. Two daughters, Cath- erint and Bernadine, her husband, one brother, William, -who has made his home with her for several years, survive. Monkeys are queer things. They get excited about every new thing and then quickly lose interest-- Qubuciue Telegraph-Herald. f GET A ww BULOVft DflYTHffT I FORGET , taanaber, tie ibjib i i ^0. CHAPTER 48. Janet Paynter regarded her husband silently for a few minutes. She thought: I've seen him register every known expression on the screen but I've never seen such utter dejection in a figure in my life. He looks as though all the spirit had gone out oE him. Later she would be happy to ealize that she was / not going jack to California but these moments were not for herself. She vanted to coddle his head on her ap and pat him as though he vere a child. Instead she said quite matter-of-factly: You don't mean it, Joel! You may mean that you don't want to back to the coast but you don't mean that you're scared. How could you beV Of'what?" He straightened but his shoulders drooped. "Of myself. I've been trying to get a plan for next season for these last two months. There isn't a manager in New York who will have me." "I don't believe it," she staunchly. Jeweler "I know it's true. And I know why. I can't act, Janet. I'm a tremendous joke on myself. I know theater. 1 was born with a' love for it. You used to call it 'technique' and it made me angry. I said it was 'art.' Well, it's both but I was on the wrong end of it and I'm coming out nowhere. About Hollywood, well, 1 never did like it. r liked, the prolonged picnic anci the easy -money but I'm not a youngster any more and I don't want to spend my life cutting up before a camera, holding some gal's hand .just to make money. Every inch- of my spirit rebels against going back to it." "Then, we won't go. Let's forget that you even have the chance. "The chance isn't very good, Janet. When you're an actor, you get used to looking in a .mirror at your stock in trade. My sLock isn't very high." "Joel Paynter!" He smiled at her, twisting his mouth in a wry grin. "Is it, honey? You know what the camera does as well as I do. I've put on 15 pounds since we came east. I can lose that but I can't lose the lines in my face. The camera will pick them up. Do you suppose a casting director will fall over himself to offer me a romantic lead with my hair beginning to turn gray?" "Stop talking as though you were Methuselah!" "I don't want to be a young character actor, Janet. And I'll be danged if I'm going to dye my hair. I'll be an insurance salesman first. I'll save some remnant of my pride!" ^,. Joel's pride. 'Joel's'pride. It was beginning to hammer at her memory. Of course she should have known. She should have remembered that it was the strongest thing in him. How couldjshe, who had made so many compromises for it, have forgotten? She had vowed that she would always protect it. - "There's the money angle," Joel was saying. "How do you suppose I feel about that? What have you got to show for all .those years? I feel like a worm, Jan." said Janet said, "We've 5125,000 in a trust fund and an income of $6,000 from now on I'd like to change Die script. I . want a wife. I mean I want you to share my work on an equal basis, I want a little place for you to take care of and maybe a couple of youngsters." Janet's eyes widened with the effort to keep the mistiness out of them. He patted her back awkwardly; I'm a funny woman, she thought, to be thrilled by a little back patting when I've had so much beautiful love makjng. Some day he'll call me Old Lady and I'll die of happiness. Joel was still speaking. "When we look back over it, Jan, it's been a lot of fun and now that it's gone we'll have it to remember and after a while you'll see it my way and take my word for it. Being a wife won't be so bad." "Joel," she said solemnly, "I'll try hard." THE END Will Go to Genoa. S W A L E D A L E -- A farewell party was held Sunday evening at the home of-Joy Casper, honoring Thelma Westover, who will leave soon for Genoa, 111., where she will make her home with her grandmother, Mrs. Grace West- Kcturn to Homes. HORTHWOOD--E. A. Allanson of Philadelphia, Pa., Oscar Allanson p£ Washington and C. W. Al- lanson'of St. Paul left Tuesday after an over Sunday stay, being called here by the death of their sister, Mrs. S. O. Thompson, for whom funeral services were held Monday in the Northwood Lutheran church. Burial was made at St. Ansgar where Mrs. Lars Allanson, mother of Mrs. Thompson^ now resides. The Allansons are natives of Barton township, in Worth county. Visitor from Rock Kaplfls. ; LONEROCK--June Bierie, i structor in a rural school' neai.' Rock Rapids, spent from Saturday until Tuesday at the parental Charles Bierie home. Don't . If you Imva stomach ulcers. on ra . w n a J r f l n s . ens. Heartburn. '' otJior distress duo to cxcuas acid, set · l.-EVCB. Based on a stomach snecinllst 3 pre- OQ . icrrntlon. Sa ilca.ant, ciuiclt. O«r , , . ritten letters pntlmnc [iconic havo written letters pntlmn Generous trial packitso. FREE, at Hopkins and Stores. Walsreell Introducing SIMMONS Opens (o a Tied in 2 easy motions STUDIO COUCH Exactly as featured In Saturday Evening Post this week CONVENIENT TERMS Simply Till Up Front to Open to a Bed. There You Have Bedding Box. THE FAMOUS ^PULL EASY SPRING UP : Opens lo Pull. Bed Height.- Two Simmons Inner S p r i n g Mal,tresses. Permanent Back ·'and Arms. Twin or Double Bed. "BEAUTY REST" SIMMONS MATTRESS ...... .$39.50 "DEEPSLEEP" SIMMONS MATTRESS $29.50 "SLUMBER KING" SIMMONS MATTRESS ; $24.50 "ACE" SIMMONS SPRING §19.75 "WHITE NIGHT" SIMMONS SPRING $16.75 19-21 FIRST STREET S. E. MASON CITY RECEIVED a year which is not my idea pf being poverty stricken. He laughed mirthlessly. "That'll pay the rent on this place." Eussell Bede had offered her $25,000 a year! That was the moment to tell Joel but Scotch caution and more held the words back. Joel's pride again. "The money is not important, dear," she said. "The imporiant thing is to find something for you that you want to do. You'll be a success at anything'that you want. I know it." "You're a little sweetheart," he said. "And-we've the little theater at Grannis." He laughed gaily then. "And another $1,500 a year? It would be a theater!" The laughter died out of his voice. "Ironical, isn't it, that a man should find his greatest disillusionment in the only .thing he knows. The theater is all I know, Janet. Well, we won't talk it over any more. I'll find something. Don't you worry your pretty head." Tell Janet not to worry? Tell her not to breathe. See her standing by him,- suffering because he suffered, planning, thinking, her mind going _in circles to find the way out for him. But never, never expect her now to tell him that her star had risen as his descended. Never expect her to tell Joel Paynter that she had been offered the thing that Russell Bede offered her. Save his pride. Be the wife lie.wants and be content. For Joel, with his pride, was -Joel complete and all she ever wanted. There must be anothei way out. Janet prayed and her prayers were answered. ' , There was Mary Carlton's unanswered letter in her desk. In the stillness of the night when Joel was sleeping, Janet went through her letters and reread it. "We won't let you down," Mary had written. "We owe you the chance you gave us. But if yon can find a way to let us out of our contract, we would like to stay in Florida. The Orange Box (that's the name oC our theater) has been doing beautifully. Leslie ran legitimate shows all through the winter and now we are showing movies. He joins me in all'that I say, that we will find a manager and ' come north if you wish it. But I would like to stay here because we've bought a little home." There was more, but in that one paragraph Janet had found her answer. The next day she said to Joel, "Joel, please don't laugh at my suggestion. It's just an idea. I've been thinking and thinking about something. It's this: Isn't there big money in being a theatrical producer?" ! 'You bet there is, if you know anything about it." "But you do! Oh, Joel, your theater technique, your unfailing good judgment! If you had a season to prove what you could do selecting plays, casting and directing, I'll bet you could make Broadway sit up and take notice. It you were to prove what you can do, ihere'd be lots of money offered to you to produce in New York!" The light came back to Joel's eyes. "Jaftet! What an idea! But how could I prove that? Woman, you've had a brilliant idea." "What about your own theater in Grannis? There's your opportunity. It will be opening the fourth of next month and Leslie Carleton is all too anxious to get out of it." "That little t h e a t e r ! " J o e ] laughed but Janet smiled patiently. And thankfully. The conductor knocked at the drawing room door. "South Station!" he called. The train had arrived at Boston. Here they were to change for the train to the Cape -^-and the little theater in Grannis. Joel Paynter stabbed himself with the pin with which he was attempting to fasten gardenias to the collar of Janet's coat. "There may not be many more of these for a while, Jan. But I'll make it up to you. I guess it'll be hard for you to do without things. I guess I've spoiled you for a lot of things." "Spoiled me, how?" Janet hid her face in the perfumed depths of her corsage. "Well, with big parties, servants and all that kind of thing." He tilted her face up until her eyes met his and he spoke earnestly "Those aren't the real things, Jan Also, there's something else." Janet waited. "You see, honey, it's really my fault. When we were married, told you I didn't want .a wife. ' said I wanted you to be my sweetheart. Well, you've lived up to your part of the bargain, bu NEW JEAN NEDRA HATS Exclusive Styles! 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