Lenox Time Table from Lenox, Iowa on October 3, 1935 · Page 7
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Lenox, Iowa
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Thursday, October 3, 1935
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LENOX TIME TABLE, LENOX, IOWA Philip V/y/ic Edwin Balnier and Philip Wylle—WNtJ Service THE STORY FROM THE BEGINNING I leadership of Cole Hendron, American scientist, some 200 fcder the ' ^ Space Ship just before a cosmic collision that wipes esc ?|' e ind land on Bronson Beta. The appearance of what looks e l e and'which disappears without making an attempt to coma ' r11 . '.!._ refugees, leaves a feeling of alarm. The newcomers nte nre not alone on the new planet, and that their visitors may is they n rjrake and Eliot James, on an airplane night, come upon a ' CS ' i imder what seems like half an Iridescent glass bubble, i finds In tne city ' ls an edible grain—millions of bushels. On l -k they stumble upon the camp of more than 200 persons who Iv. iy n when they did, In a second Space Ship piloted by Dave Rans' e eil [ l coes to Hendron's camp with Tony, and the latter tells the IRiinsdtn ^ omlrous clty _ Tony learns that Russian, Japanese and Ger- Ists have reached Bronson Beta and probably sent the mys- to spy on their camp. Hendron's outfit Is gassed by unseen S . 1 it nil recover. The Asiatics make an aerial raid. Tony and liis s of Comniun i it nil recover. . "' ihilite their armada with terrific atomic blasts from the Space • n ,, ,i.ilon tubes. Hendron's health failing, he orders Tony to remove k i ti one of the Sealed Cities, which Is done. Hendron dies on the Americans find they derive their power of light and heat from . i nnnther city, and fear the Asiatics control it and plan to freeze Intn «ibmi«lon during the Intensely cold winter. Von Beltz, a leader, »nr< iv spies within the city. Drake and his companions learn how ente the"Bronson Betans' swift motor-driven vehicles. "No! Constantly they talked about It. Where were they? Where did they go? And did any—survive?" "Precisely," said Duquesne. "We shall name this city," said Tony suddenly, "Dendron. Hendron. I am sure no one objects. ... I thank you," he said to the English girl, "for all you have told us. Of course we will have much more to ask; but not now." He left them and went out. Now he had need, aa he had not before, lor an Inspection of the city. Jack Taylor, seeing him, stopped one of the cars and took Tony In with him. Dizzily they spun up a twisting-ramp and shot out upon a wide boulevard. They pulled up after a couple of miles, which had been coursed In barely a minute, beside a building at one of the guarded gates. On the far side of its entrance lobby was a dining room where a score of women were setting out upon tables the square metal plates upon which the Other People had dined perhaps a million years before. Tony got out and went In. He smelled the aroma from a caldron of stew, but he was not hungry. Hlggins was there eating—excited to be sure, but eating. "Tony!" Hlggins called. "Tony!" he beckoned, rising. Tony sat beside him. "I've been two miles underground!" Higglns reported. "Two miles! Maltny got the lifts working. 1 took a chance on one. Two miles down. Wonderful. Temperature rises all the "True. But you will find ample evidence in fractures and wash- marks to show that the air In the city was frozen. Yes—It is not heated air from the domed city which has kept these immense subterranean warehouses warm." Hlggins shook his head. "Radium." "Radium?" Tony repeated. "Radium. Deep In this planet. Only radio-active minerals could maintain heat Inside a planet during untold ages of drift through frigid space. So we may conclude that the interior of Bronson Beta is rich in such minerals." "Then it must be dangerous—" Iliggins shrugged. "The presence of heat does not mean that rays are also present. They are doubtless absorbed by miles of rock. Hundreds of miles, may be. But the heat Is there, the activity of radium; and the rocks carry the heat almost to the surface." There was silence In the group. Tony addressed a bystander. "Jim get Duquesne. Tell him to turn the power station over to Klein, and investigate this. Take Iliggins with you. HITCH-HIKING FLY SPREADS DISEASE The common house fly Is a hitch- 'ilker. However, the fly doesn't bother to Jerli a thumb nnrl nsk n ride; t flies Into moving nutos or even trains or airplanes without permission and often travels hundreds of miles before leaving Its chosen vehicle. This habit of flies traveling great distances on other power than their own has made local fly eradication campaigns less effective than the campaigners hoped. Cases have been found where a fly carried disease germs on Us legs and body for miles and Infected people In the community where It settled. No previous cases if the disease were In existence in :he new community and health authorities could flue 1 , no other source of Infection than flics. DUTY The snm of duty let two words contain ; Oh, may they graven on thy heart remain! Be humble and be just. —Prior. GOOD INTENTIONS Good Intentions are, at least. th» seed of good actions; and everyone ought, to sow them, and leave It to the soil and the seasons whether he or any other gather the fruit.—Sir William Temple. Beauty that "Stays Try Simoniz arid Simoniz Kleener on your car. They'll make it sparkle like new again ... and stay beautifull In fact, you can't expect your car to keep its beauty unless you S.moniz it Only Simoniz protects the finish, makes it last longer, and keeps the colors from fading. So, the sooner you Simoniz your car the better. MOTORISTS WISE CHAPTER IX—Continued —15— nit . one entered. It was Eve; IIP anise, awaiting her. Ills had returned to readiness for ami slip was calmer than be- nml n»"e collected. •hut nre these. Tony?" She I nt the exquisite little Images is hand. on tell me, Eve." •hy they look like ushahtln, it! The 'Answerers.' in't tliey? The Respondents." •cs." she said. "The Answerers, Respondents for the Dead. For i n man died, the Egyptians I nnt hollevp that he would nut upon to continue his s us nhvays he bad done them lis Hie. So tliey placed in his i the -Answerer' to respond n he WMS called upon to peril n lask after he was dead. Answerer'! the soul appealed (lie statuette: 'If 1 am called. inn counted upon to do any is to bo done by the id ... tlinii shall substitute self fin 1 me nt all times, to vtito the field, to water the res. to transport sand to the east Ihu west, and say "Here nm I; I here to do it!" see." said Tony. "Thank you. •member. I hope your father cmi I inn his Answerer, Eve." le knew, then, why he bad not of Authority to ride ramps of the city: Cole lien- in would not have done it. * * * * * * * VYIiut weapons did the Mlcllan- find In their city?" Traclirally none. None tit all, it I know of," Lady Cynthia cor- itBll. ilie had returned from her tour th tin! technicians, having demou- nted nil she had U'.urned of the of manipulating electric is, taps, pumping apparatus and ier medianU'ins which now were puble of being operated. "We found no weapons in the city entered," Eliot James reminded my. "We, have come on nothing c a weapon—except some Imple- puts in what must have been a uscinn—here." "Hie people of Bronson Beta," onniinced Dnquesne, "seem to vu had no need of war in their er development. Why? Because ornlly they had passed beyond It? not believe it. Other causes conditions intervened. No wtler authority upon human de- "ipmeiit than Flinders Petrie dl on earth; and what did he Is no advance without fife. Man must strive with Nature with man, if he Is not to fall Rd< and degenerate.' - Certainly ! pie did not degenerate; '<•'>•« Is no sign In this city but of iriiggle, magriififiue--epic! But ot "f man against man. It was, of BU ''He, of man against Nature— >'«'i iigiilnst tliu drift into the dark- in' doom which they saw be- on.- tliem. "'» comparison with this struggle, between themselves became be- they to wage war; and so they ti> our enemies none of their •euiiotis." '"'"'ley left haps than did you," the English girl said, "the Importance oC solving quickly the secrets of the original civilization. And they went right at it." "How did they learn?" "From repairing and putting into operation what seems to have been instruction machines for the children of this planet—machines which in form are very unlike but In effect are like talking motion pictures. The machines illustrate an object, and print and pronounce a word at the same time. I -have shown M. Dtiquesne similar machines found here." Tony arose. The implications of what he heard were so tremendous that he could not think o£ them without confusion. He put them aside for the moment. FTe passed up and down. "What was on that lake where your Space Ship fell?" he asked the English girl. "Nothing, tt seemed to have been burned over all around the border. The water was fresh." way." Tony whipped his thoughts to this problem. "Temperature rises? How could it! Didn't this planet cool- ages ago?" "Not to the core. Only the crust. Two miles down, it was a hundred and six degrees Fahrenheit. I brought back—well, you will see." "What?" "Samples of what they tried to preserve below, or store for themselves. Some of it preserved, some of it not; some sealed in naked rock close to the surface and allowed to get terribly cold ; some stored . in metal containers and placed nt strata where some heat would have endured—and did. There Is enough stuff under this city to feed a Chi.. T 14. cago for years-generat.ons. leant Higgins started nway Turnsey, talking excitedly. Before noon, people began tc collect for their next meal. No one brought any information about Von Belt/. Ho had vanished. Hut another clue to the possible existence of living people In Hendrcn had been discovered. Williamson, exploring with a searching party, had found three beds that had been slept In. He had been led to the lind by an open window in a building on the northern edge of the city. Whether the beds had afforded rest- Ing places for the Other People after the city was built, or for scouts from the Midianite camp, he could not be sure. Three beds, with synthetic bed Repeated warnings of physicians and health officials have apparently failed to instill a proper fear of the house fly in the average mind. However, a more thorough knowledge of the habits of a fly would increase the respect for this tiny insect, according to authorities on the subject. Decent cleanliness In any home requires protection against the menace of Hies. Whether a fly is home- born or a hitch-hiking visitor, he is a danger. Fortunately, an effective fly-killing program can be conducted in any home by the use of a reliable fly spray containing an ample quan- ity of Pyrethrins, a product derived from Pyrcthrum flowers, which is death to flies, when sprayed in a fine mist. "Half of you, you said, were drowned?" "Nearly half." "All the survivors of the crash were captured?" "Yes; and when I escaped, I figured that three hundred and ten of us were living." She repeated the figure she bad given in her first account. "And how many were they—your captors—our 'Midlanltes'?" "More than our number, considerably. They never said how many they 'were, nor gave us a chance to count them. They were always on the move." "Where to? You mean they visited several other cities?" "Oh, yes." "How many?" "As many as they could find am reach. And I believe they coult have found all within reach. F they had a globe of this planet, hoard about It; but they never le any of us slaves see It." "What else could you pick up? "They said that one city was good example of every othei They're all complete, and all simlla covers rumpled upon them. No more. The vast dining room was filled as the sun came directly overhead. Twenty of the women waited on table. Plates of stew were served, then coffee in stemmed receptacles which had handles for five fingers- live fingers a little different from human fingers, evidently, for they were awkward to use. After that Tony rose and spoke. "My friends," he said, "we nre safe. Our security is due to the courage and Intelligence of our dead leader. No praise Is adequate for him. I shall not attempt to reduce what Is In your hearts to words. Prodigious labors, great dangers, even the dangers of battle and peril Use Shotguns to Frighten Noisy Birds From Roost A shotgun loaded with black powder shells which make a loud noise is recommended by the bureau of biological survey for driving birds away from roosts, when their noise and'filth become a nuisance. Blackbirds starlings, cowhlnls, and English sparrows congregate and establish roosts, usually late in the summer. Thousands of birds may gather In a single tree. Guns are most effective If used early in the evening when the birds first appear. Then they are more sily frightened. After darkness ey move only n few yards when e guns arc used. Shells carrying o. C or No. 8 shot and loaded with ack powder are recommended for oise. Shooting into (he roosts live r six evenings may be necessary Two Tiny Images of Men—Men Not of the World, but of This Planet —Decorated the Desk, One Stand- Ing at Each of the Far Corners of the Desk Top. estimate how long—that Is, If the stuff remained edible. The meat must be decidedly questionable," "Meat!" "From what animals I can't say; the vegetables from what plants I nui unable to guess. Some of It may not be digestible by us. Some may ho poison, we'll discover. Hut some must be edible, for I've eaten some and 1 still feel fine." CHAPTER X lU «y—imbecile. Long ago,, long We tin- drift into the dark, t material, however, ••*-j idl UJilLCl itlJ, in/ i» *• »*.*( '''It'll could be used as weapons." lle English girl corrected. Must certainly; the gas— Hit' H»s was merciful anesthetic ''"' 'iiiilslied 1'eople, probably. 'I low much progress." Tony "*eil the gi r i w ho bad been a flsuiier in the other city, "did your :a Ptors make In rending the records »Hli e Vanished ?" lint he Vanished People? Very considerable, 1 am sure brought over from earth an ally strong staff of linguists .-hey seemed to have realized, even | bet tu than did our party— or per In a general way." Tony gazed out of the window. More and move of the vehicles of the Vanished People were appearing on thii ramps and the streets. The sun, the small clear sun, shone down through the huge transparent dome He swung back. "Did they find how the air was kept fresh in the cities when they were fully—populated?" "Yes- and they even operated some 'of the ventilators, though it was not necessary with so few peo- le in the city, of course. The Ong- nal People had huge apparatus for vhat we would call air-condition- ng and for heating the air. The Asiatics, of course, were especially nterested In that." "The heating, eh? Did they think :he planet was drifting again Into lie cold?" ' "That," said Uidy Cynthia, "sure- v worried them. They bad their own computations, but they repeatedly asked what ours were, nay were-and are, 1 am sure-especial- lv careful with our scientists. I hey aren't sure, you see, that this planet will stay livably near the sun. "Were your scientists—the kng- llsh I mean-sure?" asked Tony. "They said they were. Wed go out into the cold nearly as far as Mars—and then come back." "Yes," said Tony. "That's what you think here, Isn t It?" the girl appealed. intentionally Tony waited untl Duquesne replied. "It Is upon that, snid the Frenchman, "that we rely. Now may I «sk something? Did these people-your captors, those Mldianites-flnd any trace as to where the builders of hese mag- nlflque cities and the other Inhabitants went?" T ONY went down the staircase to i he hall with Iliggins. In the hall a half-dozen square glassllke containers, each about two feet high foot in Its other dimensions, of annihilation at the perihelion of our orbit, lie ahead of us. Unknown conditions, diseases, poJsons, threaten us. Enemies iray lurk among us. An evil and powerful aggregation of fellowmen is striving and planning now to conquer us. Mysteries of the most appalling sort surround us. Still—Colo Hendron faced calmly both hazards and enig mas as awesome. We must cndeav or to emulate him. And on this afternoon we shall pay a last bom age to him. "I have prepared the earth to re celve him. I have named this clt for him. 1 shall ask you J:o remal inside the protecting dome of thi (•ity—stnmllng on the ramp of th western skyscraper — while Col nendrcn Is buried. I do not dare t expose you all. The following wl accompany me to the grave." U read from a paper: "Eve Hendroi David Uansdell, Pierre Duquesn Eliot James and Doctor Dodson. H pallbearers to the gate will be tl men whoso names I have Just rea and also Taylor, Williamson, Smith Higglns and Wychcrley. "We will march from here to the gate. You 'will follow; Eve open the gate." Once more, before Cole llendron -Conqueror of Space—wns borne from the Hall of Science, the music of Bronson P-eta burst forth. MaH- by once more made rise the tremendous tone:- from the throats a million years silent, to sing Cole i cases where large roosts have ieen established. In smaller cities rid communities the use of shot- tins usually is not forbidden by ical regulations. Itoman candles or streams of wn- er from a hose may be effective in ocalitles where the use of. firearms s prohibited. Electric lights or bells n trees where the birds roost often Irivo them away. Protected species such as robins mil purple martins sometimes es ahlish roosts but do nut become i •rent nuisance. Rats Kill Ferrets and Cats Tlslan da Cunha, the world' onel'lest Island, is trying to find way to riil Itself of he-man rat which swam ashore from a wrecl The Invaders have multiplied, an l,oth cats and ferrets have been sen at various times to exterminat them. Hut there are no cats, an no ferrets on Tlstan da Cunha It ilny. The ruts have eaten them IT'S SWELL SWEET AND MUNCHY CRISP AND CRUNCHY HULLABALOO IT'S GOOD FOR YOU ONCE you taste Grape-Nuts Flakes, you'll cheer tool Enjoy its famous flavor today, and don't forget—it's nourishing. One dishful, with milk or cream, contains more varied nourishment than many a hearty meal. Try it— your grocer has it! Product of General Foods. een set on tables. Covers t .,,,,- them hermetically. Their contents were visible; meat Indeed _n reddish lean meat not unlike and a lighter meat In small ,,.,,.,m.uts; and vegetables—one appeared as long yellow cylinders, another us pink balls riot unlike rad- ishc" a third streaked with yellow „,!,! green and of an indeterminate lumpy shape. Tony regarded the exhibit thoughtfully. "They covered their cities. They stored food supplies for a prodigious time. They must have prepared (or the Journey into "I've discovered Calumet's big, new 1C¥ can! "Of course," said Iliggins. "lint where are they'/" "I do not know." ••And the heat Increased with depth'/" "Exactly." "Probably the same system that lights the cities heated the storerooms, so the precious food there would not at first freeze, crack its containers and spoil." "Possibly," said Higglns. "1 am fl plant biologist, not an engineer. Uut i would venture to disagree, even so." ••] saw no evidence of heating mechanisms. Ventilation, yes. Heat, » 'But the air— it's warmed," Tony . Observation showed the air on Bronson Beta was frozen solid-as It approached our sun.' ••We couldn't malte observation under the domes." 1111 111U1I J *-•«* « ' Hendron's requiem. Then the bearers of the body descended the staircase of the majestic building. Over the body of the great leader was placed an immense black tapestry—a hanging taken from the great hall In which he had lafn. The procession reached the street, amid muffled sobs and the sound of °At the gate, Eve pulled the control lever Ilendron's closest friends and his daughter marched Into the open. It was cold. The mourners filed up a great spiral ramp and stood watching. Tony beside Itansdell, at the bead of the bier, walked with his head down. Eve earne last, a lone regal They surmounted the knoll. The body was lowered. They stood around the grave, shivering a little In the cold. "The Greatest American," Tony said at last. 'The greatest man," said Du- nuesne, weeping openly. (TO BE CONTINUED.) Bullfrogs Good Jumper* The size of the bullfrog's legs In comparison to the rest of Its body make possible the long, powerful leaps they take when pursued. But possession of enormous legs has Us disadvantages, too, from a frog's point of view for because of them their owner has more enemies to contend with. As frogs' legs go, none are considered more delicious by connoisseurs of this choice food than those of the bullfrog, which Is much sought after on this account 'Wo more 'by-gtiess-and-fiy- golly' baking in this house now!" says Mrs. Owen II. Fleming, 1235 Judson Ave., Evanslon, Hi- Mrs. Fleming was one of the first women to get the big, new lOc can of Calumet, the Double-Acting Baking Powder. "No need for any woman to take chances wilh her baking now,' 1 she says. "That new lOc can of Calumet certainly means that the very best can be bought at a bargain. Ask your grocer to show you the new, Wgger lOc Calumet canl t,.andthtEaa-OffTfl> WHY DOE9 CALUMET give «uch astonishing "baking luck?" Why ii Calumet different from other baking powders? Because Calumet combines two distinct leavening actions. A quick one for the mixing bowl. A slower one for the oven ... And Calumet', famous double-action is so perfectly balanced and controlled that it produces'perfect leavening—every time. All Calumet prices are lower ! Calumet is now selling at the lowest prices in its history. The Full-Pound Can now sells regularly for only 25*. And if you want a smaller size—get the new, big 10* can _ a lot of good baking for a dime—with Calumet, the Double-Acting Baking Powder, I

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