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January 28, 1943

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 21

Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, January 28, 1943
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6V.VOPSIS n£.Mj E t VI ?2 J«««rt!» roun* ,I« pws dent of McCI, re's dt,.tm«nt ttort !«rt«Tu! ' ""* """" a ""ty ·'- '°*?'f tfA ? i WAKE) KEEK, pl . "f«; X fc" ;"""' »" »"*««««'»l olltrs. Kir i«» been very friendly with "JJ?, 0 B , A ?. N INC, Jr.. M y«r .It ,,,,,!. .UrlM i' "»«». »!"« he first t a S f ' S r ' " - ""' W "" * * * V "TEEDAY: J.k. .tk, B,y ·""""" Um - b «» »·« CHAPTER SIX "HANG DAVID, whoever he is and come on out with me," Jake said, pressing her arm tightly. . T °"y' s P a rty was turning out better than Kay had expected. She felt herself weakening. "I'll tell David you had a headache, ' Het said, not looking -at Kay. "And that you didn't want a lot of fuss and explanations so you slipped out alone." "An unlikely story," Kay said, but allowed herself to be led to the back door., ''Don't worry about David. I'll Pacify him," Het assured Kay as she said goodby. "Why all this fuss about David " Jake wanted to know as he hailed 3 Z2X1. ' . · "David's my boss. I don't like to be rude.". . "Oh," Jake said with relief. He helped her into the taxi. "Any preferences about where we go?" "Any place mat's reasonably quiet," Kay said, as she settled herself comfortably in a corner of the taxi. .She -didn't feel a bit tired now. "I have a favorite spot," he said. "It has music, but it's all toned down. And it's usually deserted after dinner." "Music means we'll probably dance," Kay thought. "We never have I don't know it I want to. It will bei easier if I don't hare that to remember." But still she felt a sense of sweet, troubled anticipation. By the time they each had smoked a cigaret they were there The way the driver thanked Jake, Kay knew the tip had been too large. They found a table against the wall. Kay liked the place, a small room, the walls all hung with some soft gray material, the lights rosy and dim, the music seductive. She caught a glimpse o herself in a mirror and saw tha the kind lights had brought some color back to her cheeks. "Our first meeting in weeks this calls for a celebration," Jake said, his eyes shining. "Let's have champagne." Kay nodded her bead. They didn' dance until after they had their first glass. Then the orchestra began to play a rumba and Jake said 'Come on." She had often wondered what kind of a dancer Jake would be. Good, she imagined, with his natural sense of rhythm. She loved to dance. There weren't many people on the floor, just enough to keep them from feeling conspicuous. The first touch of Jake's arm made her head whirl. She wasn' even sure she was following. Jake murmured, "You really can dance." She said softly, "You're pretty good yourself." When the orchestra stoppec playing, Jake had to steady her On their way back to the tabli Jake said, "We must do this often' "Not often," Kay thought. " can't stand it." Some friends of Jake's wandered in, joined them The men all asked Kay to dance, the women monopolized Jake. They didn' dance together again that night. Jake took' her home. It was very late. "This has been unfair of me,' he apologized. "You should have been in bed hours ago charging up your energies for the workshop.' "I've enjoyed it," she said, taking out her latch key. Jake opened the door for her. "A night cap?" she questioned. "Thanks, no." He rang for the elevator. Kay stood in the dimly lit doorway, chatting idly. He seemed utterly indifferent. The elevator arrived. They said good night, she watched Mm go, first his back in a well-tailored coat, then a brief flash of his white teeth as he smiled on the way down. For once in her life, Kay wished she didn't have to go to work on Monday. Everything seemed-flat and stale, and she dreaded seeing David. But he didn't even mention Tony s party on Saturday night. scorrs SCRAP BOOK By RJ. SCOTT BEiJL M- SArt M14UB. KiSSIOki SMfATt, n PROBABlY 1JIEOLDE41" BEU-i* ·SER.YCS AS MARKET BASKfcf, fAB IK CA.RR.yitX; , lOADS ,-lABli.Ciijfrt AW KAPKlH fiit SiX-fiE. oT KM MSXiffl I*-THE OLD DA.ys- \-fUt RJE.dOR.ti w^S 78 fEE-T ^ecTHrc.ou.KwjrKMvwafmacM*^ DAILY CROSSWORD ACROSS 1. Exclamation 5. Performs 9. Coronet 10. Form 12; Lax 1*. Armadillo 15. Girl's name 16. Fleet of ships 18.A card 19. Apex 20. Exists : 21. Traced 24. Undivided 25. Steamship (abbr.) 26. Food fish 27. Choking- bits 28. Gained ' 29. Abyss ."0. Scrutinize 32.1/1000 of an inch 33. Music note So. Spread grass to dry 35. Subtitle 38. Rhode Island (abbr.) SO. Droop in the middle 40.Insect 41. Graduates of a school 43. Fleshy berry 44. Novice 45. Red wine 4T. To fish 49.Zodiacal sign 50. Obtains 61. Vegetable DOWN 1. Stabs 2. Pounding tool 3. Silkworm 4. Past tense of"be" 5. Roman weight · 6. Chew noisily 7. Bark of mulberry tree 8. Digging- 9. Groups ot three 11. Rubs out 13. Satiated 17. Free of 22. Sacred picture 23. German title 24. Cereal grass · 27. Covered with gold 28. Lump 29. Disease of chickens 30. Layers 31. Part of room 32. Sorcery 33. Wigs 3-1. Bars of metal 36. Receptacla 37. European · .. peninsula ' A n E NAM M EMujsl IStLTAlNIG^fclpJifilL TF| r^. - - I - - -- l-.l . ··"!.- *|r*| [1E1A SBJisWo SJl) 5 1 [N THpyjuIljiT" Tlsl sanon sons y'! Aniwer 39. Salmon 42. Incite 43. Cut off 46,Foldover 4S.'PluraI suffix CRVPTOQUOTE--A cryptogram quotation P O N V C O V N P E G L V T L B Y H V C E N C O S C T L C O E N S C F N E D G V W P S C -- I M W E S. Yesterday's Cryptoquote: HE NEVER MOCKS B.THE FUJffi OF_.LJTTLE MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE "I've about decided that the trip to the coast would be wise," lie informed her. He picked up hss de=k calendar and began flipping the pages. "My secretary has been checking vacations. The only time you and I can both be away is the last week in July. I trust that will be convenient for you." His tone was crisp, impersonal. "Of course," she answered. She might as well be in California as here. She was sure now that Het had been wrong about Jake com- jng back to see her. "I'll have the plane reservations made then," he said. "We'll leave on a Friday, fly back Sunday a week. Then we'll just be away one business week." His phone rang "All right, send him in," he replied impatiently. "There wasn't anything more you wanted, was there?" he asked Kay. "No, nothing." David had never dismissed her abruptly like this before. He v.'as liurt and with good cause, she re- fleeted, as she left the office. But she decided to ignore his brusqueness. It would probably pass off. July was a full month. Her assistant had only been with her for six months, and while he was fully capable, she seemed to have an almost endless list of instructions for him. People from out of town always descended on New York during the summer, and she both entertained and went out a lot She blew herself to some good looking airplane luggage, a new evening dress. Het dined with her the night before she left for the coast. "How's your blood pressure" slie asked, "high?" No, I'm not really very ex- you're getting 5 cited," Kay said. "Don't fell me blase." "Nothing like that," K a y laughed. "I'm looking forward to the trip, but I wish I were eoine alone." 'David still aloof? 'Yes. He's been civil and that's about all." 'He doesn't seem like the kind of person who'd hold a grudge,' Het said. "Ho took me home trie night of Tony's party and we sa around talking for hours. I though he was grand." , Kay remembered all the infinitely kind things he had done for her. Her first Christmas in New York. She'd come back from church blue as a pair of Dutchman's breeches and found David there, his arms full of presents waiting to whisk her oft to his sister s in Greenwich for a family dinner. The time he had given her a season ticket to the Philharmonic for her birthday tha was her first year at the store and she hadn't had a nickel to waste. The standing order at the florists that kept her apartment gay with flowers. No wonder He thought he was grand. He was both brilliant and substantial. Het left early with a promise to be at the airport. Kay had to begin her packing. "I'm going to drain my thoughts of someone far less substantial than David," Kay thought, passing through the living' room "if Jake cared anything at all for me surely I would have heard something from him since that' night at Tony's" EAR THE YARNS YOU TELL ME ARE TOO HIGHLY SEASONED WTO EXAGGERATION TO MAKS A CONVINCING BOOK/ TJID I SAV'THAT?-- a I MUSTA BEEN GO1M AT FULL GALLOPS NOBODY WiLL ' BELIEVE VDU HAB SO MANY LEAD BULLETS IM YOU AT ONE TIME THAT YOU WROTE LIKE A FEtOUWITH YOUR POINTED TINGHRNAIL-/ BETTER TONE IT T3OWN AND SAY A\Y SYSTEA\ ABSORBED THE LEAD fOR A TIME I HAD TINFOIL DANDRUFF/ BETTER/TERRY MODEST MAIDENS "My answer is 'NO!' Now get out before I THROW you out!" "STRICTLY PRIVATE" Ttidcaurk E*fi£«rn! U. S. F*kat Ofic* PtAR MOM. IS HAJ1N6 A LWLE WF1CUUY |M l5MCtR3WSDtN6 wjft. REiRr /CXMny-.-V W« BOOSED HE WS GONG T BE, BLOCK C«PIAIN,/AC!M COT THE VUKCN-|t6A VOUR f*U i-lft THURSDAY, JANUARY 28. 1943 She paused long enough to admire the cool look of the room, walls were white and in the summer green and white chintz covered the furniture. The lamps, boxes, ash trays were The only notes of bright were a painting over the mantlepiece and the flowers. Her bedroom was in a disarray '"* she knew probably had neat cigaret white color that Anna frantic. There was a pile of underwear on the bed, unpacked dresses across chairs, cosmetics jumbled on the dressing table, tissue paper everywhere. She felt sleepy and decided to finish packing in the morning. She brushed her hair and teeth, cold creamed her face, got into bed and turned the light out. But sleep didn't come as easil as she expected. It hadn't for weeks riow. She'd always iiad short patience with her friends who found endless interest in their insomnia. She still thought it \vas a boring subject and an infernal nuisance. But she still didn't think it was easy to control. She didn't know which was worse, lying awake, tormented by thoughts ol Jake, or sleeping fitfull turbed by jumbled dreams. Unrequited' love was a new and completely upsetting experience to her. And she couldn't fool herself any longer about its being unrequited. (To Be Continued) I!uj- \Var Savings Bonds and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette IUSVA WIL* THE BOMggg m*Ay RjCAl PlAMg rCRWASP, TUB IO5E Of THE CVtff... MUGGS AND SKEETER By WALLY BISHOP By LES FORGRAVE I KNOW I DON'T HAVE TO TEU YOU/BUT I WANT YOU BOTH DAD SAYS HE'S RAWER -- - - - -- -- -- TTf '*"" »»·· * Jt.k.1"* *r*C I*--^l--_SECOND COJfflW RI PIRST ONE/-A.. ^--T? IS COMING TO _-Vl vfe-i 7 *W. SHE JUST OLD AND AIT "QBE TO 8E CM VoilR. BEST 7/ / LIKE TO SEE OAKY DOAKS By R. B. FULLER NOW TO LIQUIDATE CALL oar THE GUARD/ CALL OUT THE ARMY// CALL OUT THE NAVY/// CALL OUT THE I BEAT VA T01 IT/ I'VE RESIGNED.' 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