Lenox Time Table from Lenox, Iowa on October 31, 1935 · Page 6
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Lenox, Iowa
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LENOX TIME TABLE, LENOX, IOWA "Well Begun's Half Done" When Making Your House Frock PATTKHIV JHI14 Bdlmer end Philip Wylh Copyright, 1934, by Edwin Balmtr and Philip Wyll*.—WN11 ttarvlc* There was never a truer phrase than that, and how well It applies here! For before you kn-j-v if your dress Is cut and ready to stitch. This pattern Is so easy to follow There's everything new about th? lines of this fetching house frock, with Its contrasting surplice facing and doesn't it look like a different dress when btitroned up to the neck see small sketch—with those enormous buttons? When household chores are finished, button up the deep pointed surplice and wear the frock to market. It's smart enough. Try it in colorful novelty cotton or gingham. Pattern 9014 may be ordered only In sizes 34, 36. 33. 40, 42, 44 and 40 Size 36 requires 4 yards 36 Inct fabric and % yard contrasting. Coin plete diagrammed sew chart Included Send FIFTEEN CENTS in coins or stamps (coins preferred) for this pa'- tern. Be-sure to write plainly your NAME, ADDRESS, STYLE NUM BER and SIZE. Send your order to The Sewing Circle Pattern Dept., 232 West Eighteenth,SU New York. N. Y. JUST AS GOOD The lady customer entered the store and headed straight for the proprietor. •"You sold me some rotten apples yesterday," she said, "and I'm bringing them back to you." "That's all right lady," hastily apologized the merchant. "You needn't have taken the trouble to brlna them back. Your word's just as gom 1 as the apples." A Hard Job "Yes," said the doctor, "you're worrying too much about yourself. The thing to do Is to sink your self in your work." "Oh," groaned the visitor. "I'm a cement worker!" We've Heard I' Mrs. Grouch—What's the name ot Oils number the jazz orchestra Is playing? Mr. Grouch—I dunno, but It sounds like revenge on the public.—Exchange. I CHAPTER XI—Continued —19— "In the most Inevaslve way. It Is plain from his diary that, in his time, there was doubt—or at least the best scientists were divided— over the point as to whether the approaching star would tear this planet completely away from its sun, or would merely alter its orbit so ns to make the climate, for part of the year, very much colder. Lagon Itol considered both of those possibilities. He made a plan for survival under colder conditions; he also speculated on the possibilities of survival even In the dark and cold of space." "But," said Tony, "you found no actual diagram of the engineering irrangements under the cities?" "At the time In which I now find uyself," said Philbin, "these cities exlstpd only in Lapon Itol's fancy. His diary either was missed by our friends, the MIdlanites, when they tried to remove all diagrams that would have boon useful to us; or else they considered this book harmless." Steadily the sun diminished In size; blue shadows stole across the plains of the adopted planet as the long, late afternoons dwindled to dark, and In the night the outer temperature dropped far below zero. Under the shield of the city, heat remained, and was renewed from the huge transformers fed from Impulses far away. By mercy of the MIdlanites I By mercy, or by policy? CHAPTER XII T HE enemy made no attack. Indeed, only at a distance did they reappear at all; and then it was In the sky. Larks hovered, but far away—watching; that was all. And Tony told his pilots, who also were flying larks, not to molest them, or even appear to attack them. What If they sent down a few flyers from the sky? Attack upon the city with a few planes would be absurd; attack from the ground would he fantastic. The defense, established in any of these great mptal cities, must he Impregnable; the advantage of cover was overwhelming. The Mldianites themselves appreciated this. After the pursuit of Von Beltz they made no move which even suggested an attack upon Hendron. To the contrary, they continued to send through the conduits under the ground the power-Impulses which kept lighted and warm the city of Hendron, much as it had been when It was Khorlu. a million years ago. Khorlu, Wend, Strnhl, Gorfulu, and Danot—so the Other People had named the five cities they had built a million years ago In defiance of the destruction stealing upon them. Wend was the great shielded metropolis which Tony and Eliot James tirst hncl visited; Strahl and Danot were the two similar cities seen, and mapped, to the south. Gorfulu was the greatest; and not only that—It was the control- city of the group, for It dominated the underground works which generated the power for the entire group of cities. It was Gorfulu that the MIdlanites had seixed for themselves, and to which they had brought the survivors of the English .Suace Ship, as captives. Attack upon this city, with the weapons at Imnd and transportable, \vould be folly; every feature and material of construction of the cities gave overwhelming advantage to the defense. No one offered a scheme of at- lack that suggested any chance of success. "The fact Is," said Eliot James rncu, putting frankly in open words what they all were feeling, "so far from being able to conquer them, we're at their mercy this minute; and they know It." "When are they going to shut us .off?" they asked each other; and while they did not utter the words, they wanted to. The waiting had become an obsession. The long rivers had turned to Ice; the lake became a sheet of ice which the sun at noonday scarcely affected. Floes filled the seas, the liilots of tlie larks reported. Frequently at noonday, when the small sun stood nearly overhead, surfaces t i hawed, but when the world begun to turn away, and long before the Jm-kuess. it was bitterly cold again; and the night was arctic. It wus at night that It came—at •liuiior time. '!>* company under Tony's com- mand were assembled In the great hall where meals were served, A few of the men stood at salient posts, always on watch. There was a watch at the top of the tallest towers, and at the eight gates, guards were posted also at the passages to the chief channels below the city. . . , The lights went out. Later It was realized that, simultaneously, the movement of the currents of warmed air ceased; but at first this was appreciated only by those stationed near the fans, which whirred to a stop In a humming diminuendo. Not only the great halls were blackened, but the streets became tombs. In the unbreathing, Stygian oppressiveness of the dining hall Tony arose—an Invisible figure. He felt blotted out. He wondered whether his voice, when he spoke, could be heard. "They've done It, my friends. This Is no accident, no failure which they will repair. They have shut off our power source. So Immediately we put Into effect our plans for this emergency; we go under the power- loss orders which you all already know." Matches were struck and applied to torches previously fixed on brackets above the hall. Everyone pretended to like it; everybody sat down again. Dinner went on In a medieval gloom. "It's begun," said Dodson to James. "I won't worry about putting It down In my book tonight," the dl- arlst replied. "I'll not forget It before tomorrow!" He was aware of, an anger within him which had no parallel in his experience. "They're doing this," he said, scarcely more to the surgeon than to himself. "They're doing this deliberately to freeze us out to them— to take their terms." "What terms exactly, d'you suppose?" some one Inquired. Eliot turned, and In the-flickering glow of a flare he faced Peter Vanderbilt. "We'll hear soon enough, I'll say." But no terms came I no communication at all arrived from those In control of the capital city—and In control, therefore, of the five shielded cities. Gorfulu maintained its Illumination, as Eliot James and Uansdell ascertained by flying at dawn and sighting the great glowing dome of the ancient capital. Light pervaded that city as before; and beyond question, heat was there. Other pilots inspected the three other cities—Wend, Strahl and Da- not, the shields of which, like the dome of the capital, remained aglow; and those pilots flew back also to Hendron-Khorlu, which alone of the five cities lay llghtless and cold In the winter morning. In the great Hall of the Council these pilots reported to James and Ilansdell:" "They've cut us off—and us alone." "Why not, then," some one said, 'move to another city? To Wend?" "Then wouldn't they cut us off there?" countered Unnsdell practically. "The only reason those cities aren't cut off Is because we aren't there." "Then how about some other cities—elsewhere?" "Where else?" questioned nans- dell; for he had done much observation flying. "On some other continent—perhaps In the other hemisphere." "There are no other cities suit able." "Nowhere else In this world?" "None. The old globes which we found do not show them; and we have never found any others." "But we have been told that the old population of the planet was one billion people!" "Not at the end, however!" "What happened?" Dave Ransdell, for reply, turned about to Tony. "We can give today at least a partial answer to that," Tony said, looking about the little group of his Council. "And I think It can be considered pertinent to our discussion of our own emergency, for we are dealing with a mechanism of living—or of dying—created not by ourselves but by the original people of this planet. It certainly can only be of help to us to understand what they did. Professor Philbin." he said, "please tell us." Peter Vanderbllt arose quietly and suggested, "Should not every, one hear this?" "Certainly," said Tony. "Open the doors." And Into the great room hundreds came In and stood. For the hulls without had been crowded. Nearly everybody was there, except men on watch or detailed to definite errands. "I can assume," the littlo linguist began, "that you nil have loomed what we, who have been Interpreting the books, learned an;l reported some days ago of the time of Logon Itol, which was approximately two hundred yonrg before this planet wiis torn from Its sun. "L-agon Itol, who was certainly n very great mnn, one of enormous perceptions and Imagination, considers In his diary the fate fncltip one billion people: so we may piit that as a rough figure for the population of this planet In his time. But he astutely observes that there would be nothing like that number finally to face their fate; and he was right From his time, the peo pie of this planet rapidly reduced themselves In number by diminishing births. "Probably there were barely ten millions of people of all ages when the disturbing star—which they called Borak—came its closest and cast them off Into space. "The best of the energies of the dwindling millions had been put, for two generations, Into these five cities which were planned, located and created and equipped for the final defiance of extinction. They abandoned all older habitations and adopted these." "But where did they go, In the end?" A dozen demanded It, together. "Of that mystery, we have ,n yet," Phllbin confessed, "a trace. They had reduced themselves, we know, from a billion In number at the time of Lagon Itol, two hundred years before, to about ten millions. Barely one per cent of them, therefore, were spared up to the time of the catastrophe to attempt the tremendous task of further survival. "Throughout at least the last five thousand years of their history, cremation of the dead was universal among them. We will find no cemeteries or entombments, except perhaps a very few archaic barrows from a very early age. The people throughout their civilized period disposed of their dead In a systematic, orderly way. "Now, did the last ten million also die, and as they went, were they also cremated by their survivors, so that we will find, at the end, only the bones of some small jroup, who, enduring to the last, had disposed of those immediately before them? Or somehow, did some of them—escape?" It was Tony, presiding, and having the advantage of having heard most of these facts before, who first found words: "Returning to our present problem," he recalled his companions :o that which had gathered them together, "It Is clear that we can 3nd no other cities of the shielded type, and equipped to combat the cold, except the five we know; for no others ever were built. We know, also, that there is no other •enerating station providing light and heat and power.except that close :o Gorfulu; for no other ever was planned or built." Jack Taylor's post, when on watch, was the northern gate. "The Porte de Gorfulu," Duquesne had dubbed It, recalling the fashion In Paris of naming the ate after the city to which, and from which, Its road ran. Eliot gazed out the gate along :he road where the shadow of a post placed by the Ancient People lay ong and faint upon the ground. "There goes the sun," he said. 'And gosh, It's cold already 1 But we can burn things to keep warm. It's humiliating; but we can burn old wood or grain, or a thousand hings, and keep warm for a while, anyway. Physically, we're not forced o go to thorn; but can we be men— and stay away?" "Exactly. How can we? How In he world—how on Bronson Beta, Jack, are we going to be able to ;et at them?" "Tony'd like to know; but It's got to be without too great a risk. HP won't have us killed--not too many, anyway." "Wall, how many of us would he hlnk worth while t« lose, If we took Gorfulu?" "Do you think yo'i know how to do it? ... Whew that chill certainly comes on." "Sun's gone; and d—n little of t there was to go. We simply weren't made to be this far away 'rora the sun." "Half a year from now, you'll be saying we weren't made to be as near the sun as we'll he." "If we live till then." "Yes. . . . Hello, here's our re- lef." And Jack hailed the pair who appeared In the twilight of the street; he passed them his report. 'Everything quiet." and started up tUe street with Eliot toward his juarters. "What's the hurry, soldiers?" some one softly hailed from the darkness of a hooded doorway. It ivas a girl's voice, teasing, provocative. Both men halted, "Who are you?" "Please, • soldiers, we're onlj friends caught out In the dark and needing protection." .lack laughed, and knew her before he turned on his flashlight. 'Marian," he demanded, "what are you doing here, and who's with vou?" Then her companion. Shirley ("Jot ton, made herself known. "We were hoping," Marten Tncft son snld, as the two «irls walke along with the two young men, "fo somebody to come by' who know how to turn on the hont ngnln, no fo speak of the lights." "Wore you In that building?" Kilo nskod her. "We wore; and I tell you. It hard to npon flip floors now thn HIP power's off. They stick ter rlbly." "Wlmf wero you rlolnor, Mnrlnn? "Shall we tell them, Shirley?" "Why not?" "Well," said Marian, speakin carefully RS though she might be overheard, "we decided we'd see what we could do as baits." "Baits? 1 "Baits. The chunks of meat trap pers used to put In traps, and like minnows on hooks—baits, yoi know. My Idea." "Then," said Jack generously, "I must have been a pippin. Baits. I'vp got the general underlying scheme of you girls now; go on." "But there's nothing to go on to nothing happened." "The flsh didn't come?" "No nibble. No. But give us time boy. There's some way, we know by which somebody still gets In anc out of this city. The Idea Is we hope he—or they. If they're two ol 'em—will try to grab us. We'll go along." "Sablne-women stuff, Eliot," Shirley put In. "What?" asked Marian Jackson. "I'll tell you later, dear," Shirley offered. "Oh," sniffed Marian. "Deep stuff! Well, anything they didn't tench in the first six grades of the St. Louis grammar school Is lost on me. Still, you got me curious. What did the Sabine women do, Shirley?' "They went along," Shirley told her, "with the men from the other city, who grabbed them." "And then what did they do, darling?" "They stayed with them as will- Ing little wives." "No stabbing after they found the way in and out?" "No," said Shirley. "There where the Sabine women were different." Jack Taylor whistled softly, "So that's what yo« little girls were up to?" he said. "Perhaps it's just as well we cnme along. But they rather show us up, eh, Eliot?" Dinner was a moody meal In the evening of that prolonged day. After dark, there were long, restless periods; and tonight Eliot James, Jack Taylor and Peter Vanderbilt, with two more of the younger men— Crosby and Whittlngton—met for a midnight discussion. Tony was not called to this Informal council of his friends, nor was Ransdell; for Tony, though personally the same with all of them, yet was Chief of the Central Authority; he bore the responsibility; and If he forbade the enterprise on foot, his friends could scarcely proceed. So it was agreed not to let him know. And Ransdel! too—being charged with the security of the city—had better learn about the plan much later. The five had gathered in Vanderbilt's quarters. The place delighted Peter; It was on a roof but near an edge of the city where the shield sloped steeply down; so the roof there was not high, and was easily reached by foot. Also It was especially well adapted for habitation in the present emergency when the heating ap paratus prepared for the city had failed or rather, had been cut off. For the original builders had allowed for no such emergency; they had been dealing with elements respecting which they had no reason to allow for that factor of failure— the Internal heat and radio activity of the core of the plant. Stoppage of that was unthinkable; and so, to them, was the cutting of the power conduits to any of the cities. Therefore they had supplied no alternative heating arrangement, As a consequence the present tenants had to employ the most primitive methods of keeping themselves warm in those lovely superdvlllzed chambers. They were driven to build bonfires In some of the great halls; but they spared those of exceptional splendor. Peter Vanderbilt, being on the roof In his "penthouse," hud-con- trived a chimney and a fireplace which gave him heat without much smoke or soot. "Wonderful place you have. Peter," said \VWttlngton, looking around. He had not visited It before, and he went about examining the metal panels of mountain, wood, land, marsh and sea, all splendid In colors of enamel paints baked on. Vanderbilt asked him: "Are you complimenting me? All I've done is to choose It. ... Do you know, not a thing was flecked or rubbed! not a thing was worn. The man who made it never used it." "It seems so with most of the buildings," said Whittlngton. "It seems they must have gone on building them to complete their plan, after they knew they themselves would never nil them." "What else could they do," asked Eliot James, who had thought much about this, "while they watted? Could they Just wait—for slow annihilation?" Nobody spoke after that, until Jack Taylor put wood on the fire. <TO BIS KNEW HIS DOG Nobody seemed to take much notice of Green. He tried to get In a wore now and then, but somebody with itronger voice always took comman< of the conversation. At lust the talk turned on the sub Ject of dogs, and Green felt sure that his chance would some, for he ownet a dog of which he was proud. "There are some dogs,'* remarked Robinson, "that have more Intelligence than their masters." "That's right," said Green; "I have one like that"—Tit-Bits Magazine. On Second Thought "Those men for whom you failed to jet government positions were rather Indignant. 1 ' "Only for a little while," replied Senator Sorghum. "Since they found now much more they can make la private employment they're honestly grateful." Important Consideration "Every woman ought to learn to iwlm." "Perhaps," replied Miss Cayenne. "And yet It would spoil no many romances If all a girl had to do when the thought she was drowning was to rMcue herself." TOO SWIFT PRE TTY BRAVE Sol. •). liner Dixie , offtheconrto New York »i th about wore (Uvkw(1 ,. f , « e braced themselvo* furniture, bu ' their no ses wlth ey <J n « lipstick. P nder He—Come on In, I'll teach yon to •wlm in 15 minutes. She—I prefer Jlmmle. He promise! to teach me In one day. Minding Hit Butineit Father—Jim, how many times have yon been whacked at school today? Jim—Why, dad, I don't know why rou should ask that question. I never :ake any notice of what Is going on behind my back. It W*« the Horia Man—I was riding a high-spirited horse today. Friend—I'll bet you felt like a million backs. Man—No, that's the way the horse felt about It In Agreement "It looks like rain," said the board- Inghouse waitress as she set a bowl ot soup In front of one of her boarders, "Yes, It does," he replied, getting a whiff of It, "but It smells a little like soup." LOVES OATMEJ MORE THAN EVE • Once you learn that oatmealis w in Vitamin B for keeping fit* K IT i WONDER THAf iHOmlw STICK TO OATMEAL BREAKFAJ Many ate nervous, poor fa^S ^tem out of order, because th? P diets lack enough of the predow min B for keeping fit*. v wv Few things keep them back likeaU of this protective food element M So give everyone Quaker Oats i morning. Because in addition to its erous supply of Vitamin B for keel K!£ 'V^w'- 1 * 6 ? food - en «fiy,miucle3 body-building ingredients. For about 1 per dish. Start serving it tomorrow for a 2-wei test, Quaker Oats has a wholesome« Wee, luscious appeal to the app'ri Flavory, surpassingly good. All «oc, supply it. 6 *Vbtn poar condition u dui It lack ifVilai IN VITAMIN B FOR KEEPING m. lc worth of Quaker Oats equa/i 3 cakes of Fresh Yn and Mother's Oats ire the M At First Strength of original sin lies In >elng the easiest way—or so teems. Bare-Headed Little Billy preferred bald-headed )ables, so one day when his mother nformed him that Aunt Ethel had a Uttle baby girl, he said: "Oh, I hope It's a bare-headed baby." MILLIONS OF WOMEN Have Discovered This E ttoiviji-b m y He'd Be Ex-tar Good Jane—If a sailor was hurt and went nto business, why would he have to be a retailer? Joe—Because he wouldn't be a whole Bailor! He Should Know Judge—You mean to tell me you lommltted all those robberies alone? Why didn't you have a partner? Prisoner—Well, I'll tell you, Judge; wasn't sure he'd be honest I IN STYLE Oyster—Why do you wear such e arge collar, Mr. Clam? dam—This was the smallest I could get I'm one of the Little Necks, you ' :now. Art Mart „ "Do you think America will take a eading place In art as It has taken n commerce?" "Yes," answered llr. Dustln Stax. We captains of Industry are Just waking up to the advantages that art ftords if you know how to buy an< hen to sell." IOWA vs. MINNESOTA At Iowa City Sat., Nov. 9 ¥' W\ BIG CAN •10 «unc«« 104 <&s&4 And Wait A woman's promise to be on tlnu carries a lot of wait Tired.. Nervous Wife —all because BUG nu nt» aj ——--— King wastes that were sapping net v TableU (Nature's Uemcdyi- he all-vegetable laxatives-worked ' e J n , tion. Try it for constipation, biliousness, aches, dizzy spells,colds.See ^v.i how refreshed ^ .' *l you feel. At all druggists—25c. fl _ FREE) fflBSfcWlP* 5A/>? ?&/w^ Itching,roughness, Crackin^.easily relieved and improved with T soothing- i Resmol ' "**

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