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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 14

Mason City, Iowa
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Friday, March 31, 1939
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I'RIDAY, MARCH 31, 1939 ROOM AND BOARD By GENE AHERN . . ^ . TICM CUJB TO -BE KMCWH iStittS if " ; | COUPL. OP ov.o ^ CtRS O?F TU'TRACVS CVEW / LOT OB GOOD 'J The name "molasses" came to us from Latin words meaning '·honey-sweet." C e r t a i n l y this thick syrup ranks with, honey as one of our sweet liquid foods. Molasses is obtained from the juice of sugar cane. After the juice is treated and boiled, it turns into the thick, sweet, brown substance known, as molasses. It may be boiled time and again, antj much of the sugar taken out. After several boilings, with a loss of sugar each time, it is not good for the table, but can be used in making food for livestock. Molasses and Candy ' J a=v^ Machine for making sugar and molasses. There is an old saying, "as slow as molasses * n January." Good, thick molasses does not inove fast when we pour it at any time, and it is extra-slow when it is cold. Now and then we may hear a person speak of com syrup as jnolasses, but it is not the same thing 1 . Corn syrup is glucose, and is made chiefly from cornstarch. "We use molasses, honey, corn syrup and maple syrup to sweeten pancakes, also for wafiles. These liquids are fairly popular sweets on the breakfast table. As to sugar, it is popular In a hundred ways. It goes into cakes, Pies, cookies, puddings and ice cream. Many persons use it to sweeten coffee, cocoa or tea, and it is spread over breakfast food in the morning. Another important use is for candy. Millions of pounds of sugar go into candy-making each day. Factories send carloads of candy in many directions. When I was a boy, I had a neighbor who often said,' "That would be as mean as taking candy from a baby." Today doctors tell us it isn't at all mean to take candy from a baby -- in fact, babies ought not be fed candy Small children like to eat "lollypops" and if the candy is pure, it does little or no harm. A little one, however, may touch a carpet or his clothing, or a pet dog's hair, with the sticky lollypop, and in that case the candy is likely to take germs to his mouth. Doctors seem to agree that a small amount o£ pure candy, eaten at the right time, is not harmful to a child. It may do him good. The wrong time to eat candy is shortly before a meal. Even if it is eaten an hour or two before a meal, it may spoil our appetite for foods we need for good health. The best time to eat candy, from the viewpoint o£ health, is right after a meal. (For General Interest section of your scrapbook.) The leaflet called "Seven Wonders of the World" may be had by sending a 3c stamp, return en, rn envelope to me in care of this paper. Tomorrow: A Little Saturday Talk l 1539, UNCLE RAT'S SCRAPBOOK '. Scrapbooks designed ."· to hold more than 100 "Uncle s of these books at the Globe-Gazette DAILY CROSSWORD PUZZLE 15--Begins again Sea eagle 18--College at Hamilton. N*. Y. 21--Converted Into leather 22--Small child 2-t--A raised Jtrip 25--Vftgtr 26--Forest In "As You Like It" 28--Size of 30--Member of cuckoo family 32--Steamship labbr.) 33---Conjunction Measure of weight 22--Spasmodic twitchinf of A 23--River In Russia 25--Cnuhijig 26--Part ot "to be" 27--Spiral todc of hair 28--Before (prefix) 28--Girl's name , 30--Kelps *»r 31--Procure* Ul 33_0netimt and no more *--Walkers (0.-N s P --ConJia) losin flavored me. with fruits to -Peaceful into law Aniwtr lo prerioiu poxzl« 1959. KITH FfirttM STn MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE OONVICTjl DAUGHTER By RUTH RAY KANE CHAPTER' FORTY To Lena's surprised relief, the doctor assented when she urged that Jim be allowed to leave the hospital before the next week was up. She carefully explained her supposed plan to take him to his mother's home in St. Louis to recuperate, and he nodded his head Best tiling for him," he told iier. He's not very cheerful. Seems to be doing well, but something's worrying him. Doesn't like hospital lite, I suppose. I don't blame him for that." "Then you think I can made arrangements for--Saturday?" Lona asked, almost afraid to believe that it was to be so easy. "No reason not to. He'll be as fit as a fiddie by then. He's improving miraculously now that the n-isis is passed. In a couple of veeks he'li be as good as ever." "Oh, you don't know how glad am!" Lona told him, wondering I'hat he would say if he guessed the real meaning behind her vords. Jim frowned when she broke he news to him. "We'll have Clark Martin drive us to the station," she told him. 'By luck the Camdon. train makes connections for St. Louis. We can go openly, tell, every body goodby and nobody'll know--" "Saturday, you say? But Clark ·an't help us on Saturday. He's set us test for Saturday at 4 o'clock. le'll be busy." His voice showed more interest in the approaching est than in their own problem. I'd give a lot not to have to run ike this." He sighed, and Lona frowned. "Has Clark got a man to make the jump?" she asked, and he hook his head. "Not yet. You see, everybody's fraid--after what happened in my case. Clark may liave to do it himself. That will be bad. He ught to be down below. Some- ody might bungle." "He's trying to make you do it, im! Can't you see? He's deliber- tely trying to get you into it That vrite-up in the paper, and setting his test for just the time when ou shculd be leaving. He thinks pu'll fall for it. But you can't, im! You mustn't even think of it. Tou promised, you know." He nodded again. "Yes, I prom- sed," he told her. the little sigh till in his voice. Then he bright- ned, and his old smile flashed out t her. "Do you suppose my -- ah -mother in St. Louis will be glad to ee us?" he asked, and she laughed n spite of herself. "Don'.t joke about it, please im," she begged. "It's too ser- "Chin up, girl." He reached for er suddenly from the bed. "Don' ct it get you down." She choked back a sudden sob nd managed to smile as he troked her hair with a gentle and. * * * Dinah was dismayed when she roke the news that she and Jim 'ere leaving for St. Louis. "You nean you're not bringing Jim ome from the hospital at ail, len?" she asked. "And you're gong away, both of you?" Her voice vas sharp and Lona's heart went ut to her suddenly. "Just for a few weeks," she told er, and hated herself for the lie. Vhat would the girl think when ley simply dropped out of her 'orld, she wondered. She was empted to take her into her con- dence, tell her all about their lans, but she repressed the desire .ernly. "I've got used to having you ere,-' Dinah said, wistfully. "It will be terribly lonesome without you. I don't see how I ever got along before you came. I used to just sit and think, and--pity myself. It's been like living again, having somebody to share things with, I wish you were bringing Jim home here, instead of taking him away." "I wish so, too," Lona echoed, and knew she meant it. Meant it with an ache that reached to the bottom of her heart. For in spite of her assurances to Jim, it was grieving her to have to leave the only real friendship she had known in years. To have to leave without a word of,farewell! Knowing that as soon as she was gone, and no letters came from her. and shn simply ceased to exist, Dina'A would begin to recall the insinuations the detective had made. She would sense that something was wrong, and when she heard the detective's story, she would be convinced that Jim. after all, was a murderer! She'd be bitter, think { ~ they had used her friendship bad- I R ly, betrayed her hospitality. It was hard to think of it, unbearably hard! But it was even more unbearable to think of allowing Jim to stay here and put his head in the noose that was waiting for him. To have him torn away from her shut up in that graystone horror of a prison that had claimed daddy's life--Uiat must not be allowed to happen, no matter what the cost. She went through the next few days in a frenzy of suspense. Each . . A x i e IN - OOTCH fOfi 3TOWTN SKEETEWEFFI6 ARE CHPPJNG RUST?OH! THAT'S A TERRIBLE. ' HOW «-"--"» UF"J** IHt, I HEARD HE TOS . THATOU VYISH HE'D NEVER BEEW . CAPTAJM TREAT FRJEMP5 UKE · o s e MEW TWE.V K.MOW VSBV WEU_- HOW r F ABOUT THEIR. TAKIWG TO THE V1OCOS. ANO LW1K1G LIKE INDIANS. BUT ONCE L.ET THE BOS BCTe "MSl/l - UTTLC X CA.W Do. ^ are FOOGWT THIS B«rrut oarowa. vwnwour MOCH WJCK. BOT I'M RKOV «OR TWCM TH« TIME «-^-- -* ABOONO LIKE A COUPLE OT* CONSPIRATORS IK4G. OP COURA*se TO QRJK1G *-"·-" TO A HEAD. . IM A. VJA.V TWAX \WlU_ OKAV. IFVOU . TI«?N vsra eewc UP AW FCI1ZTHI2 ' ·JHATOLDBKZOWU. SOT THE FAKE WH2C- -- uaur 3t/n - can hsrd/if - au.-loVE~: HAVE THE LAW CWMVNECIC I C/W'T FIND A BOLT, LOCK OR LATCH/ WHAT'S THAT CRACKING N015E? ITS MOVING!) CJVINC POORil ^4 WAY / LIKERllXNGA SURF-BOARD/ RIGHT.' THAT PURSUING PILOT IS SOOD IF HE CAN FIND HE IN THERE/ BOY, THIS MIST IS THICK.' HOPE THESE CtOUDS AREN'T SITTING OH MOUNTAIN PEAKS 50 YOU'RE AFRAID TO 60 INTO THE CLOUDS AFTER THEM ? WElljAKE A LOOK AT THAU'S THETERCKS OFTHE LONE EANGEE; NO o HOSS HAS ASTRIDE LiKE SILVER! WE'LL M AKE ATRA1LTHAT VOUR CROOKEC · FRIENDS CAM EASILY FOLLOW. BUTCH 7KAILS THE BUTITWASTHE MASKED MAN THAT BROUGHT THiM BISCUITS 5URE.SOMEONE6AVE 'EM TO HIMJUST OUTSIDE THE OFFICE. HEDIDN'TKNOIUTHEY - WAS PIZONED IMBEGINNINGTO SAVVY THINK LOOKS UKEYER! D0660NELUCICi! THIS IS TWICE? ?D YOUJESTM1SSE. BEIN' KILLED BY ·SOMEONE 1 WHILE HIS LAWYER Ff/ENOtS SUPPOSED THE SQUEALIH6 OFA PRISONEK. IN THE MIL. UNCLE PHIL- CCUiE OVER YOU ? WITH PADDY-YOU KNOW HE'S STILL SICK w m " JUW5LE FEVER/ WHAT CO VOU MEANT, SGORCHY, FOG BE1N5 BA! NEWS FOK AU- OF OS-?' THESE MUTINEERS KNOW NOTHING ABOUT A SHIP -- -IT WOULD BE BAD . ENOUGH IN CLEAR. S WEATHER.-BUT (N ( A fO LIKE THIS AND ALL THE OFFICERS ARE LOCKED THAT SETTLES I'M GO/NG BEUJW TO po SOMEHH/M3 ABOUT TH1S- NOTHiNfi MAN MB . time she visited Jim at the hospi- - tal her heart beat into her mouth The two of them drew countless diagrams together, and talked in terms that were Greek to her. She scarcely had a chance to visit with 11 Jim alone. Watching him of his work, and her heart sank anew. She took Clark to task one day in the hospital corridor, told him that he was making it un- s,peakab!y hard for her and Jim, , and he IK.; Tinkling yes. only his , smiled at her. would be only a formality. His profession needs him. He's too good a man to waste--" "You don't know what you're saying!" Lona burst out. "What do you know about prison? You're asking him to risk more than his life. You don't know what you're doing!" She sobbed, suddenly, and he put a kindly hand on her shoulder comfortingly. for fear she ,, JL * ** _Wlllc-- ,,.,,.»,,! m^u. fcjuiLi.dllrt*l. Every time she returned home for a meal she was afraid she might find another letter from the detective agency, a letter that might crystallize the suspicions that were forcing themselves, even now. into Dinah's mind. She saw in every strange man she met in the vicinity of the hospital an enemy, and ivalkcdjn constant dread. ssssS^ slali,in. Thic TM»n,,, , ijT ," fu. ^ UI1 -f C '' ?"?. s P ed olt toward you want us to-watch the test?"' "Yes. There'll be nt danger. Everybody in the crowd will be intent upon what's going on. Nobody will pay any attention to you and Jim. He wants to do it, and he's afraid to--ask you . . ." He broke off, and Lona couldn't keep back the cry o£ dismay that forced itself through her lips. "But it's so dangerous!" she and then stopped oiujitu it JH.T. [ "1m making the j u m p myself,". - - weather-b e a t c n! lie told her. "Saturday afternoon. | brought out, ..-- .,.,,, ., lut , H:l i ' There's one thing I'm going to ask i short bc-tore the stern look that "I think you're makin* a mi- ' °l y ? U ', l , . 5U PP OSC you're right! flashed into Martin's eyes. . ; · - - - - " . \ a boul *a king Jim away. But I! "There's no danger at all" h e ' uwi t u a n c nini to see this te^t. I want i told her. "I'll ^""^ -- ^- ' Jim." His voice was suddenly commanding, and Lona remembered that after all, they were in his power. "I suppose it will be all right," she assented then, "but 1 don't see why you couldn't have put off this test another week. Jim would be safe by then." Saturday came, finally, after what seemed like endless waiting She felt tired and let down as she bid Dinah and Mr?. Morriss a farewell she was most careful to conned with Ji,n b, the hou.iu ho JS^MiaTS^^r^llS JT^ id^ t. * .. ,,,,v «*»- j^w IM i ^1. juv \vneci, ana soea off tmt-ai-H i the station. This means a lot lo | the hospital.' "I'll never see mem again." At her feet were two packed suitcases, hers and Jim's They contained all they had in . the world--all except his precious freedom, she thought, and bolstered up her faltering courage with the chill remembrance of the danger from which they were fleeing. Crowds were already beginning to drift down toward the bridge where Clark was preparing for his test as the car turned into the hospital street and Lona's uneasiness grew. Why had she It was so danger- n to he bridge so anger- ous She resolved to remonstrate with Jim once more. Perhaps she could make him see the ccril (To Be Continued) '

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