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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 11

Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 27, 1943
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.WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 1943 SYNOPSIS , ptrsomIe youne v!c« ' Clu «'* 4««i»«" '"" """" DAVID BAN-XING, JR., 35 j elr President at Ibe, since J'rSnd ?"!!! " 1 . W " rk """' ller Mf-vDil.l. "" cltr ls *" 'cousin, HENRIETTA PAGE, who live! Creenwich VUU»«. " which CHAPTER~FIVE KAY HAD a new dress to wear to Tony's party. She'd been sav- ng it for some special occasion and although she know she shouldn't have too high hopes o£ seeing Jake, a feeling of excitement stirred her and none of her other dresses suited her mood She bought few and excellent clothes, usually black or white ims dress was an experiment a soft rose red. Her lipstick was the same color. When she had slipped "ie dress over her carefully groomed, shining black hair, had settled its delicate folds on her slender figure, she surveyed the Sf If-j 1 " her full -'ength mirror. fahe didn't look like herself The color of the dress brought a soft flush to her ordinarily rather pale, always unrouged cheeks As a rule she looked smart and imperturbable. Tonight she looked very feminine and appealing she turned away from the mirror m disgust. It was a dishonest get-up. She was deep in her closet deciding on another dress when she heard Hot. "Hope you don't mind my basing in," she said, opening the d, but you didn , t could hear her ,, -------- "Where in heavens name are you?" she de- hide-and-go- Kay emerged from the closet ---·'. -···^rt'-'^ noui me closet laughing. Hct's back was turned. answer." Kay moving around Kay retorted. "You go on out an wait for David. Tell him I'll b ready in a few minutes." Sh flung a black dress across he chaise lounge, . reached up he hands, and started unzipping th new dress. "What do you think you are do ing?" Het asked. "This is a little too obvious Kay said, pointing to the dres "I'll save jt for some night whe I'm dining here with old friend who won't be easily misled." Het strode over, grabbed he hands away, zipped the dres "Don't be an idiot," she said. "Th dress is perfect. You look begut ing, as though you needed pro lection. That's the way wome should look." She scrutinized Ka carefully. "What jewelry are yo going to wear?" "I hadn't thought about it Kay admitted. She had a fair co lection of precious and sem precious jewelry that had be longed to her mother. She se dom wore any o£ it. Het bega going over the pieces. Sh snapped two antique gold brace lets on Kay's slim wrists, trie several necklaces against th dress, "None of them looks as well a your pearls," she decided. Ka put the pearls on, fastened th diamond safety clasp. They wer agreeing that' the effect was goo when Anna came in. "Come on now, you two girls she ordered, "that poor Mr Ban mng has been waiting aroun ong enough. It's a shame." Sh hustled them out. "She's my real boss," Kay sai to Het with an affectionate pat o Anna's shoulder. "Oh, I know; you're always mak mg up to me when you're in th wrong," Anna said, shrugging of Kays hand. "Now off with yo both, and mind you don't stay ou too late, Miss Kay. You've had hard week and you need you sleep." David took them to an excel of amazement, "You look beautiful," stated. "I don't use that word she -- --~*« i. i.1^^ Kim, wum often or casually. But you really do look beautiful/' . "I know very .well how I look," -- - -- --- ei. i-»-ti-xt ii-ti^ \VlLn whoop. "We'd given you up fo lost.' Kay introduced David. "Glad tc have you," Tony said cordially Tony wasn't particularly attrac tive. He had a mop of unrul SCOTT'S'SCRAP.BOOKi By R. J.SCOTT DAILY C R O S S W O R D 6. Foretoken 7. Color slightly 8. Timber support in mine ll.Kiagol Judah 13. Body of u-ater 18. Abounding in ore 20. Pennies 21. Covered with grit 22. Queer 23. Portuguese 24. Girl's nickname 2G. Hawaiian food 27. Skill 28. Tiling, in law 30. A salt of supheric acid 32. A wing; 34. Stress 35. Perform 36. Male nama 37. Proclaim loudly · 39. Pastime Tcstertlsy'i Amwcr 40. Church parts 41. To color 43. Sacred picture- 45. Melody ACROSS 1. Jumps on one foot 5 v Do cays S.'lucite 10. Send forth 11. Sphere of action 12. Bills of far? 14. Cant 15. to fish 16. Tree 17. A deity 19. Guido's highest note 20. Goddess of vegetation. 22. Hard to manage 25. Armadillo 29. School officijils 30..Sleep noise 31. Force 32. Examines and verifies 33. Leap forth 35. Warp-yarn 38. Crown 39. Mournful 42. Abdominal ·pain 44. Cheerful 46. Sign 47. Sprung up 48. Metal 49. Weary 50. Dispatched 61. Devours DOWX 3. Road scrapers 2. Form of sorcery 8. Founded Pennsylvania I. Reels 6. Constructed again _ CRYPTOQtJOTE-A cryptogram quotation J P R P . E P U K V C S O , L V U K V G S P U I W O Z J P L Q K P V L C W Z Z C P J P N U Z O 2 P R R I O V R . MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE reddish hair and freckles. His nose was lop-sided. But he had an infectious grin and a cordial manner. He had never been known to say a mean word about anyone. He grmned now at David and when he had gone in search of a drink for them, David remarked Tony seems like a nice chap." "He is," Kay agreed. Tony steered his way bach toward them, balancing a tray on one hand. "Fresh from the tub" he said, as they each took a glass They laughed, but Kay wasn't so sure it was a joke. She didn't see how Tony could afford good liquor lor a gang like this. Anti bunday morning heads after one of his parties were something no known remedy could cure. "We've met before," Tony informed David. "Yes, I remember, at Muriel Stones. That night young Kerr played the piano." "I dragged Jake along," Tony said, turning toward Kay and Hot in explanation. "All sorts of influential people go to the Stones But you know Jake. He played a short time, then refused to go on Several people asked him to play at musicales, but he just informed them, not any too politely, that he d be out oi town." Kay was wondering' just where Jake was. The room was jammed Her eyes searched in vain for a tall, blond head. Now that she was here she was sorry that she had come. She felt very tired. Jake obviously wasn't there, and her dress was having the right effect on the wrong man. Het had said to her in the dressing room You never told me that David Banning was in love with you" And while Kay had scoffed at her, she felt sure that on the waj home David was going to pro Pose to her, a situation she ha stalled for months now. A group started a silly wor game, and Kay found hersel mixed up in it. Some girl snared David into a corner. Het disap peared into the kitchen, presum ably to scramble eggs. The air wa filled with smoke. The noise, whic had been loud and strident al along, became deafening. Kay go hoarse trying to make hersel heard. Her head was splitting. Sh wanted some ice water Sh headed for the kitchen, stumblin over people sprawled on the floo She finally reached the door an pushed it open. Hot was wrappe up in a tremendous white apron cooking bacon, and leaning agains the stove was Jake. Her knees felt weak. "Come on in," Jake said. He di not move, but just held out hi hand. He didn't smile, but his eye had a special look. Kay didn know whether he was glad to se her or not. She walked across the kitchen her dress trailing on the iittere floor. The light was harsh showed up faint black circle under her eyes. She was so tire that even seeing Jake didn't brin any color to her cheeks. "I've pictured this moment hun dreds of times/' she though 'There he is, there's Jake. That him, standing there, his hand out stretched. He's sunburned and h' hair is bleached almost white H looks very graceful leaning care lessly against the stove. He alway looks graceful, though. Maybe m brain is playing mo tricks Some times when you're dog tired BOARD AND ROOM By GENE AHERN Jf THE JUDGE IS ' -GOIMG-TO WRITE A 'BOOK. ABOUT TERRY/-'/AY LIFE BETWEEN - THE OLDEST BEELER BOf'V/AS THE TOUGHEST ONE I EVER. SHOT rr OUT WrTH/---TJURMG HIS THUTTY YEARS AS AN OUTLAW, HE GOT SO STEEL. SLUGS IN HIM, HIS SKIM WQUUP RUST AFTER. A RAIN/ BULLETS AND BOTTLES HE USED "ID CHIP OFF HIS FRECKLES MODEST MAIDENS "Snre,J like to play with dolls--but I get paid. *TM* HQWE - w- ARMY £TNE WHV USED TO HOT «t so SB. CM 'SOW. OF Tit GOBS I1H1MK.THE WA«T5 TO GET CWJMMY WH THE AfM YOUR. PAL. does. I'll put out my hand and Jake won't touch it. I'll look up and he won't be there." But Jake's hand was there lean and firm and cool. He drew her hand through his arm, leaned down and then he smiled at her. "You're the last person r ever expected to see here" he exclaimed. "Having fun?" "It's a very nice party--" Kay began lamely. "Yes, I know. Nice and noisy, and nice and Joud, and nice and everything you don't feel like after a Saturday in a department store." Kay looked up at him in surprise. She wouldn't have credited him with such understanding. "Most of us work by ourselves all day," Het said. "This sort of thing is our emotional steam valve." "Why aren't you in there?" Kay asked Jake, pointing to the living room. "I didn't feel like doing my stunt at the piano tonight, so I've been playing hookey on the roof." "You don't imagine you're safe in here, do you," Het put in. "Tony is in and out every few minutes." "You're right, as usual," Jake said. "Come on, Kay, let's scram. We'll use the back stairs and never be missed." "I can't do that," Kay said reluctantly. "I came with David He'd be furious." She was strongly temped to go. Which one should be hurt, David or Jake? (To Be Continued) SCORCHY SMITH By FRANK ROBBINS PUT HIM IN VtXIB PLANE .' HE WAY BE USEFUL TO IN THE PLANS roe oua cou omen-OFFENSIVE.' CANT LEAVE YOUAOOOD BOOK-/ BUT TUEAI... AIMYTMINS BUT "A1RN AMPF' WOULD BCOE-rtXl. WfU. UAVC THMe WMCJELA OfiAS INI ANOTHEa MINUTE.' £ U*EP fCMAICS AtONSV FOB 00HJS THIS WHEN I. WAS A KID/ ALLWENEED'S EL5OW- BOOM TO TAXI ABOUND IN.' GOTO I MUGGS AND SKEETER By WALLY BISHOP By LES FORGRAVE 1 DARESAY THIS RICH COUSIN OP DADS' IS USD TO GRANDER PLACES THAN THIS, BUT I'tL SAY THlS- 3 HIS MONEY WONT BUY HIM ANY CLEANER , HE WON'T ANYWAY,WFLL DO OUR BtST TO MWtE KIM COMFOOTABLE AND IF HE CAN STAND 1T,CERTAINLY ·WE CAN. OAKY DOAKS By R. B. FULLER THAT'LL TEACH YOU TO BUST A irar KILO'S CRUSHING RHGERS ASE ABOUT TO ENCIRCLE OAKYS THROAT, THINGS ARE HAPPENING IN THE KQOlt -ABOVE.. By PAUL ROB1NSOT HA.' MA.» I OUT-LASTED HIM -- NOW ri'£ ear W ALLTOMYSEVF' EV. FIVe OF TWELVE I'LL HAVE TO SCCAM PtPPEE __WA^/S LL BV MIDNI6HTV Ill BUZZ \OU w THE MOI2NINS- BUS BAOCTO TDWM." BRICK BRADFORD By WILLIAM RITT and CLARENCE GRAY THONG'S ARMORED ATTACK BAR6ES RUMBLE TOWARD THE MOAT GREAT BATTERING-RRMS ARE MANNED TO BMRSK THE GATES ADVENTURES OF PATSY By CHARLES RAAB voua eves DO NOT DECEIVE "YOU, B1ZZBI 1 WAS INDEED FILCHIHQ A- SHIRT, BUT WHEN YOU LEARH THE CIRCUMSTANCES. HOT REPROACH VQUOSELP SIR _ I CAM OFfCR A SOLUTIOU Of THE PRJOBLSW BUT MAY i Bams YOUR. TEA, FIRSTH 6 -EARUS THAT AtTTCMPTGD TO USE A LAUNDRY UNIT BEFORE INSTAUAT1ON WAS A«D OF THB DISASTER THAT OBFBU. HIS SHIRTS'.! By COULTON WAUGH BOY, WEH ;TS AH. DOitY GO OfF JWfig AtONE! Y(X KMT QtOH ME77WTS A HOT OH£! youif easy, EH/ yoa cxrsfrosei ·JOB OF BEIH WITH SURCOEF HOHT BKEtK W PKOUH£! TU.GETW CAMERA--

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