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Wednesday, May 6, 1936
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MAY 6 At Mason City THEATERS 5; K. 1. T. MUNI SCORES AGAIN AS "LOUIS PASTEUK" Your, critic has seen Paul Muni in all of his movies and it is our firm belief that lie attains the peak of his performances in "The Life of Louis Pasteur," showing through Thursday at the Cecil. Muni plays not the part of a "Scarface," or a smashing drama such as in "I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang," but for sheer tense excitement and splendid acting his most recent picture is unequalled in screen history. The story itself has to do with the life of the famed French scientist. Louis Pasteur, who although branded as a fake and charleton by narrow-minded, jealous physicians of the period, lives to see his work recognized throughout the world. The statement made by a friend of Pasteur's, Dr. Lister, in one of the last scenes of the film, "His work will live for generations," has indeed proved to be true. In the fight against disease Pasteur discovers that germs are the cause of all pestilence and further learns through diligent laboratory work of a · vaccine to be used to ward off these diseases. From him is derived the word "pasteurized" aa known today. Giving Muni fine support in his latest masterpiece are _ Josephine Hutchinson, Anita Louise, Donald Woods, Fritz Leiber and Porter Hall. * » * PHTLO VANCE SUCCUMBS TO ROMANCE Few characters of modern fiction have caught the popular fancy more completely than philo Vance, famous-super-detective of S. S. Van Dine's novels. Edmund Lowe plays this character in "The Garden Murder Case," newest of Van Dine's stories and most recent to reach the screen. It is the first story in which Vance falls in love and Vir' ginia Bruce as a smart society girl becomes the object of his affections. The picture plays through Thursday at the Palace. With the principals appears a strong sup- porting cast including Benita Hume. Douglas Walton and Nat Pendleton. Seven-year-old Virginia Weidler is cast as a trouble-making kid in "Timothy's Quest," Paramount s presentation of the famous novel of that name by Kate Douglas Wiggin which runs with the detective thriller. . . As Samantha Tarbox, impish tattletale, she has a grand time be devilling Dickie Moore, who plays Timothy, the plucky waif who is instrumental in advancing the romance of two young people. Two other talented youngsters, Sally Martin and Bennie Bartlett, appear in this picture. Dickie Moore and Virginia Weidler won screen fame as the little sweethearts of "Peter Ibbetson." MNRIBYMIW "ADA-M-Bbl CHAPTER 30 Believe Gang Tactics Used to "Wipe Out" Narcotics Informers DALLAS, Tex.. (JPl -- A theory that gang tactics were used to "wipe out" four narcotics informers in recent months was checked by federal agents Tuesday. The investigation resulted from the death of Mrs. Eloyce Ross, 31, whose body was dumped from an automobile in South Dallas Saturday night. Officers expressed belief she died of poisoned narcotics, and a chemical analysis of her body was ordered. · Commissioner Lee R. Smith said at least three other informers had died recently in a similar manner. I COULD see that Keyes wasn't satisfied with ,my taxicab alibi in his heart, that he still suspected I might have had something to do with Margalo's death, with Miss Randall's. As there was no further way to explain, I had to let it go at that. "That's not fair," Van Every put in indignantly, "you've no right to accuse Maughan " "I've as much right to accuse Maughan as to accuse you, Van Every," Keycs' cold eyes looked piercingly at Van Every. "I admit that the death of Margalo Younger points suspiciously to me, the same as it does to Maughan, but will you tell me how I could have murdered Laura Randall, when I did not leave the house?" "Did Soon leave the house?" Keyes countered. "Why not call Detective McManus? He was here through it all." He motioned to the Chinese who was still in the room, and without a word Soon left, to return later with McManus. "Sit down, McManus," Keyes said. "When did you first hear the ruby DAMON'S READY-TO-WEAR: SECOND FLOOR "He was here, too." "Was there anything said about Miss Randall--that she might have taken the ruby?" "No, we didn't think o£ it. Neither did Mr. Van Every think that any of the servants bad taken the ruby." "A 5 o'clock--say from 5 to 6-anyone missing from the "Not that I know of, sir. Soon was with me all the time, as I said. The other servants were in the kitchen. Miss Van Every came in a little after 6, say 10 minutes after. Mr Van Every met her at the front door and tried to persuade her to eat something, finally led her into the dining room." "You're positive, then, that ^no one left the bouse from 5 to 6?' "positive, sir." McManus was hurt and showed it. _ Keyes turned to Van Every. ' Who is this Sellers?" "He was interested in the ruby- wanted to buy it. The appointment for his visit was made yesterday. I told Soon that as soon as Mr. Sellers came he was to bring the ruby up to the library. Well, Sellers came, and when Soon had.brought him he went downstairs again. He Charles City News AM THE BIO SHOWS PJLAY II EKE ENDS r-- THURS. The Story of Hli Historic War AKolnst the Ruthless Killers of an Unseen World! PAUL MUNI -- IN -"THE STORY OF LOUIS PASTEUR" --WITH -- ·JOSEPHINE HCTCKINSON ANITA LOUISE PLUS--TORNADO SCENES OF NORTHWEST IOWA STARTS SATURDAY "Under Two Flags" -- With -- Claudctto Colbert - Uitnnld Colmnn Victor McLaglen - Rosalind Russell "pHILCO VANCE RETURNS! "The Garden Murder Case" with Edmund Virginia LOWE BRUCE --and-"Timothy's Quest" --with-Tom Eleanore Keene Whitney Dickie Moore - Virginia Weidler Wide Range of Work Shown in Reports to Charles City P. T. A. CHARLES CITY--The final meeting of the Charles City Parent- Teacher council was held in the high school with Mrs. Mary Henke presiding. Reports showing accomplishments of the various standing committees were read. The balance on hand in the treasury is about $150, being the largest sum ever held over at the end of the year. This was due to the fact that half of the community chest fund had been paid. Mrs. B. M. Feeny, program chairman, read a report of the year's work which included entertaining the district convention, promoting the concert artists' series and planning the programs for the four grade associations when several of the teachers took part in the programs. The milk project under Mrs. E. A. Sheldon, chairman, furnished a large quantity of milk to undernourished children during the winter months. Miss Merle Laugblin, school nurse, reported cm the amount of clothing distributed. Other reports were given by Mrs. Carl Makdsick, parent education chairman, Mrs. H. J. Huber, membership chairman, Mrs. G. A. Blake, historian Mrs. Coburn Chapter, secretary, and Mrs. L. D. Smith, treasurer. Mrs. Chapler is the incoming president. Following the business meeting Harry M. Clark, principal of the high school, gave a report of the convention of secondary schools and colleges held in Chicago recently. Boards of Two Counties Plan Bridge at Orchard CHARLES CITY--The Mitchell board of supervisors met with the was missing?" "About 4 it was sir. I was in the dining room, eating something the cook had fixed for me--I hadn't had any lunch yet. Soon came in all excited, said the ruby was stolen, and that his master wanted me to call you. I jumped up, and found Mr. Van Every all upset in the library. A man was with him, a Mr. Sellers. We all went down to Boon's room, and searched, then when we couldn't find it there, we started a search of the house. I couldn't believe at first that it had been stolen; I thought it was just mislaid. Mr. Van Every and Soon were positive it had been stolen. Seems Soon had hidden it, and no one knew the hiding place, except, of course, Mr. Van Every. Well, the house was all in confusion. Mr. Van Every had the servants down interviewing them. I called headquarters for men and tried to get hold of you. No luck. Mr. Van Every ^P 4 calling Mr. Maughan. He was sure Mr. Maughan was with you, captain. I tell you this was a crazy house for a while. We searched every place, and the ruby sure had disappeared. Mr. Van Every kept telling us it was crazy to search for it, that it was gone, but I was working on the book. assumption house it was still in the ---Did Soon leave the house after 4 o'clock?" Keyes broke in. "Soon was with me all the time." "Van Every?" Starting Saturday: What a Pair to Be in Love! Root. MONTGOMERY MYRNA LOY in "PETTICOAT FEVER" --also-LEW AYBBS in "PANIC ON THE AIR," Floyd county board and both boards voted to build an inter-county bridge over the Red river at Orchard. Part of the former bridge fell into the ·river Aug. 15, 1935. The new bridge will be 350 feet long and will have a roadway 20 feet wide. Sealed bids for the project will be receivd until 1 o'clock on May 19- 693 Children Examined. ..CHARLES CITY--Mrs. Luella Kennedy, Des Moines, a nurse, has made an examination of 693 rural school children during a period of five weeks. Miss Fannie Howell, county superintendent of schools, stated she was pleased with the number examined. There are 914 children enrolled in the rural schools of Floyd county. The examination was made possible through the sale fo Christmas seals. Old Time Dance! AVALON BALL ROOM Manly THURSDAY, MAY 7th Music by the Jolly Norsemen Admission 25c COMING TUES., MAY 12--JACK HAMPTON Charles City Briefs Merten Klaus brock. ANSON WEEKS AND HIS ORCHESTRA THURS., MAY 7 .$1.10 Per Person, Tax Incl. Kelly Bros. Orch. Friday 26c, Tax Incl. NOW 3 ACE ~ UNITS Mason City's Only Modernistic Theater TINY LITTLE Warren William Saturday 2Gc end 60c Dolores Del Rio BALL ROOM--CLEAR LAKE Meet "ie Girl W» Broke the Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo Her Happy Laughter Will Warn 1'our Very Existence Louise Fazenda Colin Clive Herbert Mundin CO-FEATURE Elisabeth Bergner --in-"Escape Me Never" BUCK JONES "FOR THE SERVICE" with Knhlrr - KKth Marlon CHARLES CITY-- M. W. Ellis, president of the Iowa Bankers association, is attending district meetings this week. Wednesday he is at Ottumwa to meet with groups 6 and 10. Tuesday he was at Muscatine and Thursday he will attend the Atlantic meeting. Charles City bankers accompanied him to Oelwein Monday, including Horace Olds, and W. A. Loose- o c . The Charles City Male Chorus will close the season with a picnic supper in Wildwood park May 19 when wives of the members will be guests. L B Weatherwax had a major operation in the Cedar Valley hospital yesterday. Others who submitted to major operations were Delores Friend and Charles Goodale. Carl F. Hauser, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Hauser was chosen lecturer for the Tri-State convention of funeral directors and embalmers comprising the states of Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi at Memphis, Tenn., last week. He gave Jive lectures conserving his work as associate professor of embalming. Mrs Fritz Volkmar was the guest speaker at Chapter EN P. E. O. at Nashua Monday. She gave a talk about her book plate collection of. several hundred specimens and also reviewed the life of August Swinberg, a program she gave at the Women's club in Charles City a month ago. Mrs. Horace Slinger accompanied her to Nashua, her former home. 1 Miss Fannie Howell, county superintendent, will conduct eighth grade examinations May 8. Mrs. W. H. Coffin of Minneapolis is visiting relatives and friends. Mrs R W. Meggitt returned from a two months' visit with relatives in up, Jie v\t»»i. U-,TI.~ - o came up in a few moments and told me that the ruby was gone. You can imagine how I felt." "Van Every, Miss Randall mentions a white-haired gentleman, rather young appearing too, who visited you some time last week. Are you able to remember who this W "Sellers His hair is prematurely gray. He also is interested in iewels." ... . "You should have told me this before " Keyes admonished. "I don't see why. When Sellers came a-week ago, he didn't know I had the Camdcn ruby. He came 10 ask about buying another stone in my collection. I didn't tell him ot the ruby--that time. When he read that I had bought it, he called and wanted to see it. At that time 1 didn't want to sell, so put him ott. Yesterday he called again, and i made this appointment--" "His full name and address, please," Keyes pulled out a note- ·What difference does that^make? I can't see why he should--" "Everyone is important, now, Van Every Everyone who is interested in the ruby. Anyway, Sellers was m the house when the ruby was stolen." ,, "But he couldn't have stolen it-"That remains to be seen," Keyes was annoying when he was in that mood. His damnable routine again! We left soon after, Keyes giving Van Every pel-mission to put the ruby in his downtown safety deposit box. I knew Van Every was relieved. "Sellers will have to come down with me tomorrow if he wants to see the ruby." "Where did you disappear this afternoon?" I asked the detective when we were in his car. "I spent part of the afternoon at the Dorothy Reed Beauty Shop." "Did Margalo visit the place that Monday when she drew out her $8,000 in cash?" "You are too inquisitive. Maughan. I don't think I can confide in you any longer." I said nothing. So Keyes was taking this attitude.' Bound on making 'me the murderer of both the women! "I'm sorry--but this case bothers me more and more. How do I know there won't be another murder to- ·night? Tomorrow?" "If you're as worried as that, why didn't you take the ruby from Van Every?" "What do you mean?" "I mean, Keyes. that the ruby is more important than you think, and if you wish to prevent other murders, you should get the ruby in your possession. In each case, each murder, a woman was killed wearing the ruby! Does that mean anything to you? It should. It didn't seem so apparent to me when Mar- °ulo was murdered. But when Laura Randall was killed, it did. The second time it wasn't a coincidence. Far from it." "You think then, these two women were murdered by the same person?" "Don't you?" ·. "I do. The methods were the same. Chicago. Mrs. Fred Swant of Blainville Mont, arrived to spend three weeks with her sister, Mrs. Will Nieman and other relatives. Mrs. Lou Gitsch went to Iowa City to enter the University hospital for treatment. Move Near Haywarcl. GLKNVILLK. Minn.-- Mr. and . . . Mis. Faris. who have been living over the M. G. Stacc building. moved on a farm east of Hayward, The gun, it only could be a gun. the same. Only it seems to me, Maughan, that the person has the gift of nvisibility." "There was the open door of the library Monday night. Crowded, busy Fifth avenue, tonight. Hardly nvisibility. Just ignorance on our part. Someone in New York knows about the ruby, wants it--" "It wasn't stolen." Keyes interrupted. - i "There wasn't time in either case to steal it. Suppose we imagine both he murders were warnings?" "It's all such a muddle. I can't \ see any way through." "I can see a way to prevent another murder. Get the ruby, ana keep it in a police safe until all this is ended." 'I may take your advice." The events of the day had been almost too much for me. I felt weak, sick of it al!. First Margalo, then Miss Randall. Who next? The slight jarring of the car irritated my nerves still more. "H McManus weren't so damned reliable, I would think he had slipped up." Keyes was muttering, "slipped up and let Soon get away. But McManus is careful. One of my best men. He would know, and he says that Soon did not leave the house." "You're wrong about Soon. He doesn't know about this." "These Chinamen are deep. I've got to catch him. He knows more i than he says." Useless arguins with Keycs. He was taking the Chinaman too seriously, influenced probably by Miss Randall's diary. (TO BE CONTINUED) i Values to $25.00 begins tomorrow at 8:30 a. m. . . . Damon's bring you extraordinary savings . . . be sure to come early O A T S S U I T S The purchase of a coat or suit during this spectacular sale is a wise buy. We've slashed prices again! Everything has to go and go right away, because our new summer merchandise is clamoring for space. C O A T S S U I T S Here is your opportunity of opportunities to buy just the coat or suit you wanted all Spring at a reduction less than half! AT U IT S We couldn't begin to describe the bargains represented in this amazing offer! It is our be ief that coats and suits of this same high quality have never been offered before at such great savings! O A T S Values to $39.75 $ 25°° YaSues to $49.75 One .special group of Spring Coats and Suits reduced for this final clearance. The values are outstanding! The quantity is limited! Be one of the first here! KNITS All our Knitwear remaining from our Spring collections in our Knit Shop hove been reduced for definite and immediate clearance--the majority at '/4 off. Values to $95.00 On All Spring Knits One hundred hats reduced to this low price because it is our policy to clear stocks at the end of every season. Values to $5.00 DRESS SPECIAL! We are sacrificing 71 dresses for immediate clearance. Our stockrooms MUST be cleared for summer merchandise. These dresses at savings more than half. Values to $35 Ready-to-Wear: Second Floor

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