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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 7

Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, January 13, 1949
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Jan. 12, 1949 Maita City Gl«b»-G*rette. MIIOD City. U ^ L ^ L. ^ c- -I- r> ' G11UIIG JOPtno L. — * SYNOPSIS Becchcroft in the palatial estate of famous mystery (lotion writer Mglly Burton who entertains lavishly. Her attractive younj cranddaurhter Deborah Kandall ar- Jlvei from Washington for si vacation. Debs lutrare is misplaced. In the suit- ease broucht her by mistake she .finds a revolver. Her bar containing her diary, a precious document recording seme government secret* and much Intimate Information concerning herself. Is mlsslnr Who ha* It? * CHAPTER 2 "SOPHY BRANDT is here, of course," Sarah was answering the question Deborah Randall had forgotten she had asked. "Because she was your grandmother's roommate at college she's always here when there's guests, everlastingly knittin'. I have a feelin' she knows that that, and card playin', shows off her beautiful hands 'and rings I guess she's glad of the invite, she ain't got much to live on. My stars, how she does mimic the townspeople an' everyone else for that matter. She's got a cruel tongue." "I wonder why she doesn't visit one of her 2 married sons occasionally?" "I guess her daughters-in-law can't stand her round everlastin'- ly talking about how old and useless she is "till a man near her age appears, then she's all smiles an 1 blushes. You'd never catch Madam Stewart bein' kittenish. Beats me how 2 women so near an age can be so different." "Molly B. has -her work, Sal. I've observed that the man or woman with a big interest in life never is age-conscious. They are too busy to count passing years." "I guess you're right, I know I don't have time. Judge Lander, your grandmother's lawyer, is here —someone's been stealin' her writ- in' for radio. Usually he has the guest suite in the game house, but the painters ain't quite through there — it's bein' redecorated, so he's in the left wing." "It's a beautiful apartment. I don't wonder Prexy likes to have guests of the college put up there. Who else is here?" "Professor Burke Romney, the new man for the Science Center, he's so sad and sorry-lookin' he ought to be in the movies. As if that wasn't enough, your cousin Sam Farr, he's Dean of Students now, an' his wife moved in today while their house on the campus is bein' freshened up. Why they couldn't stay at the Inn b e a t s me—" Deborah lost the rest of the sentence as her fingers touched something hard. She carefully lifted a fold of white coat, dropped it quickly to cover an ivory-handled revolver. Curious thing to carry on a country house visit. It gave her the shivers. She closed the suitcase. Time was flying and her diary was in strange hands. _ J'Find the houseboy quick, Sal. Whoever owns this bag, if he has mine, must be on the verge of a nervous breakdown for fear he will have to appear at dinner in a lime and blue sheer. Hurry. It is almost time for sherry in the hall." "You'd better be ready to put on that 'dress when I find it." Sarah seized the handle of the auitcase. She paused at the door. " 'Tain't fair for you not to be prepared, Debby. I've been talkin' and talkin' gettin' up courage to tell you. Clive Warner showed up this afternoon, he's out of the army, he was a captain, flyin" a plane, to take his old teachin' job. He's goin' to stay in this house." "Here? Who invited him?" "Don't shoot, I didn't. He had no place to live, him and a few hundred others, every boardin' house and roomin' house is engaged to overflowin', with 300 more students comin' than were here last year, some of 'cm bringing a wife and kid, so your grandmother took him in." ''Is his wife with him?" "Not in this house and if anyone would know I oughtta. Now I've got that off my mind I'll go find your bag." While she showered and dressed Deborah thought of Clive Warner. She had left college in the middle of her junior year to marry him; it was being done then, he was a aoldier going into danger. One week before the wedding he had married a girl he had met at camp. She thought of the battle she had wag ed with herself, whether to return to college and enlist as a WAC and escape them, or face the battery of questions. She had gone to college, had held her head high, had packed her heart in a deep-freeze unit, graduated with honors and immediately had taken a war job in Washington. As she brushed her hair before the mirror to a satin sheen, she thought of many of his ways she had instinctively distrusted at 19; now at 23 she recognized them as glaring faults. Except that since his desertion she hadn't trusted any man's protestations of love, the aching, stinging wound to her pride had healed, only the scar tissue remained. She knew now that she had been caught up in the war-wedding hysteria. Suppose Clive had her diary? She wouldn't put it past him to read it and use— "Got the right one this time, Debby." Sarah's entrance "followed a knock. She opened a suitcase and spread a lime and turquoise frock with a gleaming silver sequin belt on the bed. "Where was it, Sal?" "You sound all choked up. Your voice is husky. Drat that boss keepin' you workin' with a cold." "He didn't keep me working, I wouldn't leave till I had finished i certain job. Who had my suit- :ase?" "I didn't stop to ask where the boy found it. He's so fresh I didn't dare find fault for fear he'd up and quit—this country being the 'and of the free and the home of :he brave—I asked Ingrid Johnson :o find the owner of the bag with the pants. You'd never think she was a hired companion. She seems nore like Madam Stewart's sister. She ought to after the year's she's lived with her. Here's your green slip and silver sandals." "Does my bag look as if it had been mussed?" "No, child. Everything's smooth as you packed it, looks like. You shouldn't have put this heavy book In with this swell dress, though." Deborah picked up the loose- leaf book. It was heavy. Why not when it held a record of the 3 most important years of her life? Suppose this house burned when she was not here? Her precious diary might go up in smoke! The possibility sent a little shiver along her veins. "Has Molly B. gone down to the hall, Sal?" "No. She won't be goin' for 15 minutes. Somehow it don't seem respectful for you to call your grandmother Molly B., Debby." "She loves it. I'll run down to ;ee her for a minute." She strapped the silver sandals, oelted the turquoise satin house robe over her lime green slip and with the bulky book under her arm stepped into a cool and softly lighted gallery from which opened countless doors. She stood motionless as she thought of the gay house parties, of the men and girls who had trooped down the beautiful spiral staircase. She blinked back tears. Many of them never would come again. "It's your job to get those papers." The fierce whisper drifted from ihe plant-filled, unlighted bay at the head of the stairs. An indistinct murmur was followed by an impatient whisper, not so restrained this time. "If you don't you k n o w the :onsequences to you." Deborah's heart skipped a beat and thudded on. In the hope of achieving invisibility she flattened herself against the door of the room she had left. Had she really heard the voices or had Sal's suggestion of a body floating face down in the swimming pool given her the mystery-jitters? She held her breath. Listened. A door in the left wing closed softly. Immediately from the same direction floated a man's voice singing: "From the desert I come to thee On my Arab shod with fire." (To Be Continued) DIE ON STREETS Shanghai, (£>)—More than 800 bodies, mostly those of beggars, were found on Shanghai streets this wo.ek as severe cold gripped the refugee-jammed city. More than 5,000 are estimated io have died from hunger and exposure here the last 3 months. Lawyer Makes^S-Ccnt Point DCS Moines, (U.R)—Earl Ryan, an attorney, told the judge he should not be fined SI on a parking ticket. Actually, he should get a 5 cent refund because a parking meter failed to register, he pleaded. Ryan was fined 95 cents. l-iz DEAR/4OAH e WOUL.O AM OFFICE BOY WITH BOW LE=<SS WAS BE/4T OAl (30/AUS PL ACE'S *r MISS SILVIA FUFTMAM , Ai X". BABY <oOOSE DONA/AI-OOES A BABY CHfCKE/I <S150W ARNOLD TH RASHE=fe CANTO*J X OHIO your teeth Try and Stop Me -By BENNETT CERF- T^HERE'S a spry old fellow 'in Barnstable—ninety-ttve if * he's a day—who runs his business in his own way Playing checkers in the rear of the store, his opponent said suddenly, "I think I hear a customer up front." &PSAK A SIT "Keep quiet," cautioned the local John Wanamaker. "Maybe he'll decide nobody's here and go away." Another time he sought a loan of a thousand dollars from the town's leading banker, who was somewhat hard of hearing. "Speak a hit louder," ordered the banker, "and reduce the amount a little." * * • William A. Brady, veteran producer and husband of Grace George, recalled. "To keep up morale In my staff, and to fool rival producers and theatrical reporters, I always instructed managers of my road companies to add three hundred dollars to their nightly reports of box-office receipts. The system worked fine until one of them wired, "Only theatre in town burned to the ground this afternoon. No performance. Receipts $300." Copyright, 1919. by Bennett Cerf. Distributed by Klnc Feature* Syndic*!*. SCOTT'S SCRAP BOOK By R. j. SCOTT OK-fKE •JSCO<IA.K SHORE, DR.ALEXAKPER <;FIAKAM BELX DISAPPEARED FOR. MoK-fKS AT A.-TIME, wi-frt HIS -rrtou^H-f; ANC> MO<E. BOOKS. HE. iMA<;iME.t> HIMSELF SHIPWRECKED HERE AHD MADE excrfHme; FROM MOSS AH& •fREE. ROO<S , AMP PORRIPCiE. -THE SEEDS OF A WILD HERB. BREAS-T COUHlERPARf OF "ftlE, R.OB1K REDSREAS-f oF AMERICA KA.S A YELLOW HOW MANY OUNCES OF CALCIUM ARE. •fHERE. IN -fWE-N-Ty WA-TER 7 OHE OUKCE. BOARD AND ROOM By GENE AHERN /W-tf-H-"MYGOOD FRIENR MR.TMREEP •••• EVER. \VELC£W£ TO PUFFLE TOWERS/--•• JOVE, I WAS WONDERING IF YOU WOULD HONOR THIS MODEST MANSE WITH ANOTHER. ViSiT/ I WAS PROVOKED TO HEAR. MY FINANCIAL MANAGER. CALLED A BOUT THE CHECK I ISSUED TO YOU/-•••I'VE TOLD HIAA. REPEATEDLY HIS JOB IS TO LOOK. AFTER. /AY BUSINESS PROPERTIES AND INVESTMENTS, BUT NOT TO MEDDLE ] WITH MY PERSONAL J EXPENDITURES / DAILY CROSSWORD siaaa uace ACROSS ; 1. Troubles 5. Secular 9. Builder of . the ark (Bib.) 10. River (It.) 11. Range 12. Disfigures 14. Hard, heavy elements 16. Wine cup 17. Biblical • city 13. See 21. A.thome 22. Stinging insect 2S. Perspires 27. Bovine animal 29. Support 30. Organ of v touch (Insect) ::;!. An eft L!6. Farm anim'al .'17 Guide .'59. Bombycid moth 40. Greek letter 42. Burrowing rodent 45. Prohibited by social custom 43. Small table mat 49. Furnish temporarily 50. Precious metal 51. Looked at 52. Old measures DOWN 15. Distress 1. A resident signal doctor 19. Nocturnal 2. Plunder bird 3..Volcanic 20. Sharp rock 23. Aviator 4. Outer ^24. Tax on a covering bridge (egg) 26. Grow old 5. Escape 28. Tiny (slang) 30. An inclosed 6. Constella- fortified lion place 7. Fresh-water 31. Breathe out porpoise 32. Tatter 8. Consign to 34. Exercises, custody as influence 11. Complacent 35. Old political 13. Without party (Fr.) (Eng.) an QDQ ansc QQQEGIQB BDQH DQH HE GJH HOB DBBH QEBH Ypstrrday'n An«wer 3S. Jump aside 41. Comply 43. Body of water 44. Elevation 46. Undivided 47. Strange 41 Z-4 •47 Z5 3Z 49, DAILY CKYPTOQUOTE— Here's how to work it: AXYDLBAAXR Is L O N O F F, L L O W One letter simply stands tor smother. In thia example A is us«d for the three L's, X for the two O's. etc. Single letters, apo«- trophes, the length and formation of the words are all hints. Each day the code letters are different. A Cryptogram Quotation O S L AJSIE. QOU JMIISIT LQJUNW; O S L F M D. QOU G N J U BY FPBLUA— LNFECSPPU. O S L D N P W Cryploquote: I COULD NOT LOVE THEE. DEAR. SO MUCH. LOVED I NOT HONOUR MORE—LOVELACE. Dlitrltultd by King Vctlurii a>iidlc«U, Inc. I'M SO TIRED I DON'T THINK I CAN EVEN CLIMB THE STAIRS —, TO BED OH, GOODNESS- I FORGOT TO PUT THIS SUP IN THE MILK BOTTLE • UHbEB COMER. OF WRKHESS, BRICK, BOB AHD APRIL CREEP UP TO A GRA&S HUT HOUSIHG ONE OP THE MAT WES THEY HAVE BCEM DU&NG THE DAX • • BWGK PEEPS THROUGH THE CURTAIN — THEN TOSSES IK "tt STONE JMGE OF SABU, GOD OF THE AMAUTAS * O ANCIEMT ONE, TMOU //AST BROUGHT A P*kY, HELP FEELING 50RRY FOR ANGEL VARDEN!- • IT MUST BESAO TO PURSUE HAPPINESS ALL ONE'S LIFE AND HAVE. IT ESCAPE JUST WHEN VEAH?--I GUESS I'M SORRY, DON N DARLING!-. BUT AUNT ALL KINDS Of TRICK/PRINT^' ! Y gg^Rl HOLLY MARY'5 A LITTLE RUSTY ON HER BABY TALK-- • WE'LL HAVE TO WAIT TILL MAMA GETS HOME TO ACT AS INTERPRETER? FOR PROPERTY MEN ATTHE FILM STUDIOS!--1 CAN REPRODUCE ANYTHING FROM A PARIS SUBWAY TICKET TO A PEACE. TREATY^ YADIE.TAKE- YEDDAUYADIE TAKE-UH YEDDA!! YADIt--- VADIETAKL-UH YEDDA! Y HEY! HOLD IT! } frg&*&&*(^ TAKE BREATH DAD.WE DON'T EVEN I PERHAPS THIS KNOW THAT DONNIE MAN COMING CAME THIS WAY.' twi( CAN TELL US SOMETt-llNS, P .R , s- -L—e YES I DID SEE SUCH A BOY BACK THERE QUITE A WAYS BACK. ^ DID HE SAY " WHERE HE WAS GOING 0 y? NOPE! HE PADDLED OFF ^ THAT NTO THE BUSHES BEFORE /DECIDES IT!' I REACHED HIM! ^==^4 HE'S HEADED Q THE CAVE! I STILL HAVE SOME PRACTICE TO TAKE CAPE OF, MAPLE, ' ALTHOU6H I WONT HAVE IT LON6...THE WAY I'VE BEEN NEGLECTING IT SINCE YOJ " CAME TO THE HOSPITAL / f?EV, I'VE BEEN WAITING ALL DAY WOULDN'T YOU LlkE \ NOW THAT WOULDN'T LIMIT/MS IT TO JUST ) BE HARD TO TAKE... ONE PATIENT... ME ?/BUT DP. DAVIS 6AVE ME STRICT OPDECS TO STAY AWAY/ HE SAID HE'S YOUI? DOCTOR/ HE MEANS WAS MY DOCTOR DARLING T: THERE'S NO USE TALK1WG TO ME, OAKY/ I'LL NEVER MARRY A DUMPY j DAME LIKE PRIWCESSJ LEETA' L15TEW, YOUR IF I CAW GET HER TO SWALLOW THIS REDUCING. SHE'LL BE KIICc AK1D SLIM/ I COWCQCTED THAT - BUT ]I'D LIKE TO ) f BEG THIS SEE YOU PILL, AKID IF IT WILL REDUCE LEETA I'M HER/HEPRESEMCC MARRY HER/ CORNY AND OAKY OOAK5 T LUKJCHEOW CAMERA.' WHO'S CUE- FAVORITE OCAY.'-I'LL\ THE SHOW ON STAY.'-YOU j\ AND HAKE HEVJ i TO TUS UX3GIN9 G4MP? YU MAHOUTi HEY .' MAWOUT MUCH PAR! LOGGING

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