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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 16

Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, April 5, 1939
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 1939 ROOM AND BOARD By GENE AHERN MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE GOOD ft\ANr-TUIS JUST A. ROUGH SKETCH OP HOW THE CLUBHOUSE WILL. LOO* t.T*Ci.)AP PUfF A. LCW.RWABUNG WJST1C STRUCTUB OP GREAT CHktVA MslD GOMFOP.T' ^~~nv,.fA WA1T UNTIL VOU SEETHE LOUNGE-ROOk\r ~-ftW EXACT T\EPUCK QT= ONS VN'THE P£O ·P1SEON, W OLD COA.CU TAVERN \N SUSSEX I PACKAGES i ONE OPTUEEO6HDSRS "TOLD WE TUKT VOUW. CAViP SITE IS a. POG £W^MP^ CONVICT^ DAUGHTER By RUTH RAY KANE People of the Philippines III--THE IGOROTS Making up a small part of the people on one island in the Philippines are the Igorots, · a name which is pronounced "ee- go-rotes." Many of them, hut not all, are still in a half-savage state. In former times they were headhunters, but this ugly custom has been just about stamped out. Thousands of Igorots have gone to schools started by white men; the education has hot always changed them greatly, but it has done some good. Igorot girls of the Philippine islands playing guitars. Igorots like to be tattooed. In certain cases, almost all of the body is covered with the marks which do not wash out. More . only the arms and tattooed. A' popular commonly, hands are . custom is to tattoo the back of the hand with a blue "picture" of the sun. Present-day Igorots make their living largely by farming, and by raising livestock. They live in highlands, and the meaning of their narm is "Mountain People." Rice is their biggest crop, and their chief farm animals are of cattle and swine. Igorots can carry heavy loads. The men use a kind of harness to hold, the loads on their backs. The women carry baskets on their heads. The baskets often are two feet high, and are held in nlace with braided rawhide cords which pass around the forehead. A certain kind of fame was won by Igorots because they used to eat a large amount of dog-flesh. Men leading many dogs, one tied to another, would come to market and sell them for food. Laws were made to stop the sale of dogs for this purpose, but we are told that dog-flesh still is "bootlegged." Sometimes an Igorot carries a 'devil stick," This is a bamboo stick about 18 inches long. It is split at one end, and holes are punched in it. When struck against the thigh, it makes a musical sound. The sound is supposed to drive away "hill devils." When one of the head men in an Igorot village dies, the news is sent to. friends and relatives in other villages. They gather and enjoy a feast before the burial takes place. Each person who comes to the feast must first look at the dead man and ask him, "Why did you leave your family?" No answer is expected, but for some odd reason the question must be asked. (For Travel section of your scrapbook.) Riddles, games and puzzles will be found in the "Funmaker" leaflet. If you would like a copy send a 3c stamped, return envelope to , me in care of this newspaper. Tomorrow: True Filipinos. (Copyrffhl 1939, Publishers Syndicate) UNCLE RAT'S SCRAPBOOK The GIobe-Gazetfe has on hand a number of Scrapbooks designed by Uncle Ray" and made especially to hold more than 100 "Uncle Ray Articles. You may buy one of these books at the Globe-Gazette business office for 15 cents plus 1 cent lax. Add 9 cents for postage if you want it mailed to you. DAILY CROSSWORD PUZZLE 2.3 3 M 31 10 2.2 '//. ACROSS 1-- Dangerous 2 1-- Worthless leaving 25-- Key-like crosa 27 -- Fourth note of the scale 9--Comply 10--Inner colored layer of the iris 12~--TC3-T «*. u-ii^ oi_«.ic 13--Word at end 28--A pronoun of a prayer 29 --Famous jli--River Sn China '15--By 1 --Apron tops 17--Transfix 18--Exclama- ·· Uon · 19--Labor 20--Hastily 21--Comb 22--Therefore 30--Belonging to us 31--Woodwind instrument 32--Bronze coins of Norway 33---The uncle of one's lather 16--A Celtic minstrel 17--Game played on horseback 18--Harm 19--Desire 20--Concern 21--Arrive 23--Describe and analyze a word 2S--Presently 26--One of the United States (abbr.) 27--Combustible matter 29--Long sleeveless garment 30--Grampus 31--Conjunction 32--Tjpon Aniwer lo previous puu]e IsiA|M|B!ololzlLJ i TNT? DOWN 1--Raid 2-- Notice and date of . death of a · person 3--Twilled fabric 4--Belonging to me '6--Amazed 6--Birds as.a class 7--Diminutive of Benjamin 8--Sixth note of the scale II--Touchwood 13--Three-toed sloth 14--Sinewy CHAPTER FORTY-FOUR NOBOD,Y WAS in sight when -ia and Mrs. Morriss peered out .- back door in their attempt to vade the reporters who had in- aded the Morriss home while -- waited for news of Jim.Cau- ously the two stepped out "onto k .e porch, walking on tip-toe, like pair of theives leaving the scene : their depredations. ., Prom the front hall where the -'porters were trying to catch a limpse of Lona they heard Dinah's ·lugh ring out, and they knew the irl was covering their retreat, ireathing fast, they made it down le steps and out through the back ard grass to the garden next door. They went through the back -irds for the rest of the block, and usk was beginning to east its sol- mn pall over the quiet, homey reet Lona had learned to love so /ell as they gained the corner be- ow the. Morriss home and struck ut swiftly toward town. From the irection of the square a faint ;out was swelling and Lona vinced, her hand closing on Mrs. Morriss' arm with a punishing rip. Barely audible though it was, *ie knew that monotonous cry too ·ell to mistake it for anything ut what it was. ,;'Ex-tra! . . . Ex-tra!" In anther few minutes the boys would e all over the place. She quick- ned her already hurrying steps o such a pace that Mrs. Morriss ould scarcely keep up with her. "The paper's out," she said in xplanation. "An extra! Can't you ear them?" 'Perhaps we should buy one," Irs. Morriss suggested, her voice uriously calm against the excitement that showed in Lona's lipped tones. "After all, you lould know just what they are rinting." 'No, I never want to see a paper gain! If you only knew what done to me. Extras, pic- ures--I only want Jim!" They were silent after that. Cu- iously enough, nobody, of the oitering few in the streets, seemed o know them, and they slipped up Imost into'the shadow of the an- iquated city building which oused the police station before ven one.of the howling newsboys ccosted them. "Paper?" he offered. "Read all bout it! Suicide! . . . Um-h-h-h. . . Confesses. . . . Blah-h-h-h!" He held out a thin sheed doubled raftily to hide the headlines, and ~aa whirled on Mrs. Morriss. 'What did he say?" she asked hrpugh stiff lips. ''Suicide--um-blah-blam-- con- ession . . ." the boy was still in- oning, thrusting his wares to- vard a new prospect who had appeared on the street. "Suicide! . . . Confesses! He an't mean Jim!" A sick despera- ion took hold of Lona. Her lips rembled, and her legs threatened o give v/ay as they hurried on up he city hall steps. New fear ripped her tired mind. "Suicide!" Vas that the reason they had not eard from the police? Was that he "big news" the reporters were rying to tell Dinah. "Please, child, you must be aim." Mrs. Morriss tried to hold ler back without success. "You must not get so excited. I'm sure here is a mistake." The desk sergeant was seated phlegmatically fingering a pencil vhen she rushed in. Nobody else was in sight and her fears tightened. "Where is Jim Rankin?" she de- .landed. "I must see him! I'm hi wife and I--where is he?" The sergeant's eyes opened wide and the front legs of the tilted chair upon which he had been loll ng hit the floor with a bang. "Mrs flankin! . . . Say, we've been try- ng to get you on the telephone Where've you been? They wan you." "Jim? Is he--" The q u e s t i o n failed to come through Lona's stiff lips. "You're to come right in here." The sergeant was profusely polite "They're waitin' for you. They want you right in." He ushered them toward a closed door behinc which rose the murmur of voices For a moment Lona stood irresolutely, studying his face. "Wai a minute," she begged, suddenly as his hand closed over the dooi knob, "Tell me first, is he--is Jim all right?" She couldn't go through that door without knowing wha she had to face. "Is he--alive?" The sergeant whirled to look a her. "Alive!" Astonishment was ii his voice. His stolid face was com! cally incredulous. "Say. don't yoi know what's happened?" he de manded. unbelievingly. "Ain't no body told you the news?" "News?" Lona's mind whirlei again. "What is the news?" sh began to say when one of th yelling newsboys from the stree outside opened the Main street en trance and popped a ragged heai inside. "Extra!" he bawled, and th sergeant motioned him inside. "Don't tell me you haven't reac this?" he demanded, pushing sheet printed in black type into he hand. For a moment she stare down at it and the letters seeme to dance before her eyes. "HANK1N CLEARED. WETMOR SUICIDE CONFESSES OLD CRIME , "Perhaps the most dramatic co incidence ever recorded in polic history happened here in Brighlo today. At the very moment Jame Rankin, structural iron worker o the Brighton bridge, was revealin his identity as the man wanted i the Wetmore. Colorado, net rnur der, a former friend commute suicide, after confessing to th crime for which Rankin had bee hunted for years. "Rankin. in a sensational sect at the Brighton bridge, revealed h NOIMOINO! 1«7U NEVER GO MWNemtS ON A 3VT..VCU eo,- BELOW* .. ftxJKT Oft. LEFT.. FOOT OR OP THE WIN POWS/STUPID?. ..AUOFBMii IS A 6MOU6MT 9 AU. CAU-EO PORTLWHTS U VVHV..1HE. WINDOWS W*SRJSHT! AMI TO CLOSE ALL TH' WINDOWS ... . THERE WEREkiT ANY WINDOWS! ·AMO THAT'S THE .COMMISSARY THeVcjE TAKING ^"·"-"·"SMlOH.TUOSE MHw! BACON . COM^EE.ANO sox: 6MO MSMEO ""MEV'O -STARVE OK SOC 8 tTGOES C3OOD TO SB ITSBEENSOOUCT ftfXWUD H6I3S I COU.DHSA/Z New Donrecr AU. uxcrrco MAV8S SKfe O4AN3SD H6T2. M»JO On SOMSTIHINS SOWC WAirSDfOK. THHJET THE DOOft- 8EU..' HURRY/ IF I CAN ^--YOUCAN CHANGE MY THIS IS GREEK TOME- LET'S TRY XWOTHEP BOOK YE5-AND IT / YCX/RE SO NSGHTBE '-f.WONDERFUL.' SOMETHING VERY SIMPLE HMM-WHAT HAVE WE GOT . HERE? WICK AN HIS FRIENDS, UNAWARE OFTHE TRAEDY WHICH HAS OVERTAKEN THBR ENEMY, AVIL BI.UE, flY ON TO THEIR DESTINATION NOW WE6Cfi"HUVl - YOLICOWE FAST. SHERIFF IT'S THE LONE RANGER'S FRIEND.' GIT THEKESTOFTHe BOYS AN' COME ON/ WORSE .' PATSY'S MCLS PHIL-- \K' WISE i oirr AMP ACCUSED Of BElUS A PHONEY,' HEY, UMAT THE .MATTER WITH yfJU * YOU LOOK AS \F YOU'D 6EEM A 6MOT/ .MAYBP HE WA JUST TSSTINQ HE WAN'T KIPPINQ ? poet, -MIS LOOK te IF HE t r WDDING ? I ORDERED vJl/M OUT OF THE HOUSE-THE WD STUCK BY Aie-W)4A1 r 6 OUR NEXT /MOVE * BEFORE HE GOES TO 1H£ DISTRICT ATTOJ2MEY, ANP WEV6 GOT TO SET HIM QUICK/ -THEY'RE COMING OP HEKE TO LOWER THE T£NV£K.- SCORCHV TTEN5ES H|H$etf= A5 KXAVEM VMKK, OUT5IPE THE CA01H WHERE MAC 16 5L££P/NG -- WHOEVER MAC 14, IT'S FOR. HIM ·SOON AS HE OPENS HI'S POOR-" UP TO SOMETHING ECSe HEY, MAC! MAC; cone OtrT- I GOT SOMETHJN FOR. VA-J identity to save from death his friend, Clark Martin, who was testing a safety net which he and Rankin together have developed. The net is of the same construction as the one used by Rankin, himself, in the fatal Wetmore experiment. "Tom Evans, a buddy of Rankin's, was killed in this experiment. Evidence showed later that the net had been tampered with in such a way as to cause Evans' death, and Rankin was accused of murder. He disappeared, and was located only today, living here in Brighton." "While Rankin w a s being booked at the Brighton police sta- tio.n, news was Hashed of the suicide in Wetmore of John Ang- stedt. In a note left by Angstedt, and later verified by the Wetmore police, he confessed that he had tampered with the Wetmore net and caused the death of Tom Evans. An affair with the wife ot Evans whom he later married, was the motive behind the murder. Mrs. Angstedt, the former Mrs. Evans, confronted by the suicide and the confession, broke down and verified Angstedfs story. She confessed she had known of the inurder from the time it happened, but had been afraid to speak of it. "Angstedfs suicide and the testimony of Mrs. Angstedt, completely cleared Kankin of the charges against him, just when plans were being made to rush him back to Wetmore for trial. Rankin, recently married, and using the name of Bennett, has been living in Brighton only a few weeks." The article seemed interminable to Lona. The words danced on the page like black flies as she forced herself to read it through. A buzzing seemed to be growing in her ears, and she felt suddenly weak and light headed. "Is this true?" she managed to bring out, her eyes on the grinning sergeant. "Tell me, please." "It's all true," he assured her. "They're waitin' for you in there now. . . . Imagine, you not know- in' it!" "Jim! . . . oh, Jim!" The paper fell suddenly from Lona's hands. Her knees seemed to be buckling in the middle like those of a Jointed doll. Without another word she slid abruptly into a huddled little heap on the floor. (To Be Continued) Law Protects the Unlawful SANTA CLARA, Cal., (U.PJ-- Pin ball machines are illegal in themselves but nevertheless seem to have legal rights if abused. A player was fined 50 for dropping .slugs into them. He confessed to having made the slugs himself out of thin mental. LeBrim Candidate to Succeed Himself PARIS, (/P)--Premier Daladier announced Monday President Albert Lebrun would a candidate tor re-election in the presidential voting Wednesday. The premier talked with the president Monday and said Lebrun agreed to allow his name to be placed before the election congress to meet in Versailles chateau. There were 2,374 airports and

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