Lenox Time Table from Lenox, Iowa on April 23, 1936 · Page 6
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Lenox, Iowa
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LENOX TIME TABLE, LENOX, IOWA FLOYD GIBBONS Adventurers' Club "Singing for His Life" By FLOYD GIBBONS Famout Headline Hunter. F RANKLY, boys and girls, I'm scared to death of maniacs. Aren't you? As I've said before I guess it's because we don't know what a crazy person might do. I'd rather go up against a sane murderer any day than an insane one. Reason should tell us that a sane man bent on murder would be more dangerous than a raving lunatic because he can think better and plan his •track. But I don't know. Jay S Talory had a thrilling encounter with n raving lunatic that almost put him In the same mental condition. Jay had to sing himself out of this jam and boy! how he did sing. It happened while Jay was a member of the American Army of Occupation In Germany, after the World war. Jay got a leave of absence to look up the grave of a pal of his who had "gone west" In Flanders. He didn't find the grave but he very nearly found his own. Jay wound up in the little town of Vlrton, Belgium, with his leave up. He had to cet back to Coblenz but found that there were no trains running that day In any direction. Somebody suggested that he hike several miles up the railroad tracks, to a junction, where he could slip on a freight about midnight that \vnuld take him to Met/,. Adventure of the Doughboy in the Belgian Freight Car. The rain was pouring down as only It can in Belgium In the spring. Jay splashed along the lonely railroad tracks, picking his way In the pitch black dnr!;ncss of the night. Soaked to the skin he finally reached the Junction. A headlight lit up the murky night and soon a freight train rumbled slowly past him. Jay wanted to get out of that rain so he watched for an open box car. One came along and he hopped aboard and climbed into the still darker Interior of an empty car. The car was none too clean, Jay says, but It was at least dry and warmer than the cold drizzle outside. As the train picked up speed after leaving the junction, a strange feeling came over Jay. For some reason or other something told him that be was not alone in that car. He called out a few words In French but got no answer. Still the feeling persisted. He says he had a sort of premonition that danger lurked in the darkness of the box car. But, after a few minutes, Jay put his forebodings down to plain ordinary fear. Afte* all lie wasn't used to traveling In box cars alone at night, he told himself, and maybe he was just afraid of the dark. Better do something, he thought, to get his courage up. So Jay began to sing. Now some of us prefer whistling In a like' situation but, you see, Jay had taken singing lessons back home and he had a good voice and a darn'good musical education and here was a chance to practice, but he didn't get very for with his singing. You Can't Sing When You're Being Choked. Suddenly, in the middle of a note, and without a word of warning, a pair of strong hands clutched his throat. Jay felt himself go sick with terror. In a Hash it cnme to him that thp tnwns-ponple had been telling STAR DUST „ Movie • Radio * *** By VIRGINIA VALE*** A IMIDA, the fascinating little Mexican girl who has made a name for herself on the screen, the stage and the air (at present she's heard from coast to coast on the "Paris Night Life" program) recently returned from Uollj»wood to New York with a lot of information about the radio programs which screen stars like best. She'd been making shorts In the movie center, but she checked up on the broadcasts between times. She found that Charlie Chaplin doesn't listen to the radio comedians; he likes the broadcasts of symphony concerts and the songs of Lawrence TIbbett, John Charles Thomas and Nino Martini. Bing Crosby likes to hear Dick Powell sing; he listens to Rudy Vallee's broadcasts, too, and to Jessica Dragon- nh i ette> Joan Craw " Chaplin ford wln take ,} ance music every time. And Claudette Colbert, Ginger Rogers and Fred Astalr rarely fall to listen to Major Bowes' amateur hour. —K— Marlene Deitrich got what she wanted again. After fussing with Paramount over "I Loved a Soldier," and announcing that she'd go to Europe as fast as she could get there, to make a picture, she stayed In Hollywood, did some effective talking, and landed the role of leading lady In "The Garden of Allah," which Merle Oberon was supposed to make. Which means that now there's less love lost between the two. BRISBANE THIS WEEK Ethiopia Rains Bombs Six Marriage Troubles Marilyn Miller Is Dead Another Big Question Addis Ababa is bombed by Italian planes from more than a mile above the city, natives shooting at the Italian pilots with rifles that could not possibly carry one-quarter of the distance. Correspondents with receiving sets listened to the Italian pilots talking to each other by radio. Halle Selassie, hurrying south, was not at home when Arthur Hrlnbnne Improved I SUNDAY Uniform CPHOOT International II O^rl\JV^.L. -:-LESSON By REV. P. B. P1TZWATER. D. D.. Member at Faculty, Moody Bible Institute of Chicago. © Western Newspaper Union. >•> Lesson for April 26 JESUS LOOKS AT WEALTH AND POVERTY LESSON TEXT—Luke 16:19-31. GOLDEN TEXT —The rich and jhjor meet together: the Lord Is the maker of them all.—Proverbs 22:8. PRIMARY TOPIC—Jesus' Story of L Beggar Man. JUNIOR TOPIC—Which Was the Rich Man? INTERMEDIATE AND SENIOR TOPIC—What Money Cannot Buy. YOUNG PEOPLE AND ADULT TOPIC—How Can We Make Our Social Order Christian? they called, be over. That war should soon Dr. Alice E. Johnson, psychiatrist of Philadelphia's Municipal court, gives six reasons for marriage faH- ures. They are: Different family backgrounds of husband and wife; relatives Interfering, especially iiothers-ln-Iuw; infidelity; incompatibility; alcoholism, and a desire to 'dominate." There is a seventh reason, to be found in the nature of man, who is still 03 per cent in the jge of barbarism. A Powerful Man With a Knife Clutched His Throat. him about an escaped lunatic who was terrorizing the neighborhood. The man WHS an ex-opera star who had gone violently insane from overwork Perhaps this was the man ! Although his eyes were starting from their sockets, Jay could see the dim outlines of a powerful figure towering over him. Jay only weighs 110 pounds wringing wet and knew he was no match for his giant assailant, His wits must get him out of this, he thought. Jay felt one of the powerful hands leave his throat. Then he felt u sharp stabbing pain In the shoulder and realized, to his horror, that the maniac—If sucli he was—had a knife. Jay's heavy service overcoat and uniform, fortunately, kept the knife thrust from being more severe, Crazed Opera Singer Warbles "Othello." Then something happened that made Jay certain that lie was In the power of the crazed opera singer. The man suddenly broke into an opera selection. Jay recognized the aria. It was a bit from "Othello." To a person of Jays musical education the trend of the maniac's mind was simple. He was living t'-e part of "Othello," the dusky character who wields a knife in the opera of that name. The man's hand left Jay's throat for a second. Jay expected a thrust of the knife but he had a way to parry It—the only way he could—with his voice. He knew parts of "Othello" by heart. His throat was dry from terror and his voice, he says, shook, but he did the best he could with the tools he had, and sang. The effect, Jay says, was magical. The man seemed to calm down and" ft second later he burst into song where Jay left off antl Jay had n breathing space for a few minutes, but the maniac was acting his part too well. With all the drama of a stage performance he suddenly clutched the smaller Jay in his muscular arms and waved the knife madly about. Jay felt the wind as the hand holding the knife swept across his face. But he kept on singing. Jay Saves His Life by Joining in Improvised Opera. Meanwhile the train sped through the night. Hours went by while Jay sang and cringed before the sweeping knife. Any minute he thought might be his last. His voice was weakening from the cold damp air and the strain of singing. But his insane stage partner sang pn and swung his threatening knife whenever Jay's voice faltered. Jay thought of blindly jumping from the train but gave up the idea. The train was going too fast. He could not even see the roadbed. On went the Improvised opera In the box car. The train slowed down for a curve and Jay—in the middle of a high note—dove straight through the open door! Maniac Plays Role to Tragic End. As he crashed to the ground his nerves, too, crashed, and he jumped to bis feet and ran screaming into the night. A light drew him toward a peasant's cottage and the kindly peasants took him in and nursed him back to health. The next day Jay heard the fate of his operatic train mate. The unfortunate singer's body had been found, In the box car. Doris Dudley, whom you'll see before long in an R K O picture, believes that you've got to be goofy if you're going to get along either on the stage or on the screen. As she's a remarkably clever actress (though she has had very little experience), she is likely to become one of our ftiost important movie stars—so don't miss her first appearance on the screen. —*— Ann Sothern had a grand time in New York, where she once appeared in musical comedy as Harriet Lake. Like all new arrivals from Hollywood, the play she wanted to see was "Queen Victoria," Helen Hayes' current success. And —like all the others, she left cheer- Ing. She is so pretty that people turn on the street to stare at her; they don't recognize her, as a rule, but she has no illusions about her own greatness so that doesn't both«r her. —K— Fred MacMurray seems to be the fair haired boy on the Paramount lot these days—perhaps because Gary Cooper seems inclined to sign with Samuel Goldwyn when his present contract expires. Fred has a new seven - year contract, and is slated to make three pictures that were originally intended for the laconic Mr. Cooper. .!*___, Jean Parker's marriage startled a lot of people; she was honeymooning with her bridegroom, a young newspaper man, before most people realized that she knew him. If you want to congratulate her, address her us Mrs. George B. MacDonald. Marilyn Miller Is dead, only thirty-eight years old. The little town )f Findlay, Ohio, or the bigger town 3f New York, might well erect some Monument to her memory. She contributed a great deal to human :heerfulness :wid happiness, and it nay be said of her, as Samuel John- sou said, referring to the death or :he great actor, Garrick, that her leath "eclipsed the gayety of na:ions and impoverished the public's stock of harmless pleasure." A lady who signs "B. A. G." is Interested in very serious things. She writes: "The more I hear of those big armies, the more I am reminded of the huge population of bell. What is your idea of hell?" That big question may be an- iwered later. An aged colored man >nce told his pastor: "I don't believe In hell, because I don't think any :onstltution could stand it." First Washington Courthouse Being Reconstructed There The first courthouse In the Pacific Northwest nnd the second oldest building in Washington Is being rebuilt. It Is the old Jackson Prairie courthouse, located 12 miles* south of Chehalls. The log building was con- constructed in 1847 by John R. .Tack- son, one of the first settlers in the region. &.SMILE5& Heritage "Your son das a great thirst for knowledge, madam. Where does he get It?" "He gets the knowledge from me and the thirst from his father." Fred MacMurray He had playf committed juT Whew! ~* " J Othello hello doe you! ©— WNTJ Service. .tragic enf W ltt.!l«lVown|Kni^p§|P*^! Nothing Permanent Except Change The Greek philosopher, Heracll- tus in the early Fifth century B. C. taught that there is nothing permanent except change, The realization of the transient character of al times human produced In film a eadnesfji memorialized by the fobriqnet of ; the Weeping Philosopher, Hiker* Keep Feet Off Ground Two of the most famous hikes on record were made without touching the feet to the ground. In 58 days in 1890 SHvaln Dornon walked from Paris to Moscow—about 1,800 miles —on stilts; and In 55 days in 1900 Johanna Hasslinger walked from Vienna to Paris—875 miles—on her hands.—Collier's Weekly. They have four pictures lined up 'for Eleanor Powell when she feels well enough to begin work again, and how she dreads them! She feels that she gave everything she had In her first one, and doesn't see what she can do now that will interest those .of us who sat out front! -He- Fred Parker, whom you've heard on the air in a number of programs, is said to receive more proposals than any other radio star. He claims that they're attracted not by his romantic tenor voice, or by his personality, but by his salary; It runs Into four figures each week. T -K- ODDS AND ENDS . . . Dolores Del Rio is on her way to England to make a picture for Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. . , , Grace Moore also sailed,, ?;i(J talking about having to wo' in her latest picture . y 'is''still searching for anittieUf whom he can train to work for him . . . Stoopnagle and Budd will take Fred Allen's place on the air thl summer ... I/ you like "The Ghost Goes Wesf you're in good company, Ex-King Alfonso of Spain saw it in "It worries me," says a lady, "that 50 many men are afraid of poverty here upon earth, and not afraid of hell." Miss B. A. G. is certain that hell is real, a .belief that must be comforting to those anxious to have the wicked punished. Winthrop W. Aldrich, head of the Chase National bank, biggest In America, knows about money, as did his father before him, the late senator from Rhode Island, who invented the Federal Reserve plan and put it through. Mr. Aldrich thinks it would not be a good Idea to turn money loose and encourage a speculative, stock-gambling boom. He remembers 1920. Under certain circumstances "the prospect of inflation is very grave Indeed," says Mr. Aldrich. When a woman starts, she keeps going, nearly always. Nothing could stop Joan of Arc, Dr. Mary Walker, or Nellie Ely on her trip around the world. Now Amy Johnson, married name Molllson, sets out alone in a streamlined monoplane to beat the record on a flight to Cape To\yn and back. All alone, down to the other side of the world and back again, over ocean, forests, wild beasts and wilder men. And fools used to say women lacked courage! An offensive and defensive treaty )etween Japan and Germany, like he one between France and Russia, s considered a certainty. It should be possible for nations hat want to survive and prosper to let together and let others that mist fight kill each other off until :hey tire of it. This country, at east, should carry out that plan. Paris, and liked, it, too Haroli Lloyd is a bou/ling enthusiast... And hit "The Milky Way" is one of the funniest pictures he ever made, © Western Nev«p*p« Vnloo. Jtipan and Russia have passed Tom the "warning" stage to border fighting on the Russian side. Planes, war tanks and heavy artillery are taken across the Manchukuo border by Russia, and that "looks like business." Russia will soon know how much Mongolia will be worth as a protection against Japan, and Europe may soon know the value of Russia as a protection against Asia. The Canadian Press news service says Canada's wealth has shrunk al most six thousand million dollars since 1929. That will be only a temporary shrinkage. You fcnojr thatBng!*oftH vfoyrlpd The topic as given by the lesson committee Is hardly a fair statement. The supreme message Is the iresentation of contrasted lives and destinies ns expressed through the nccldents oT wealth and poverty. Lazarus was not entitled to heaven because lie was poor, neither did the rich man reach the place of torment because he was rich. In tills lesson two worlds are unveiled before us, disclosing extremes of character and conditions of persons. In this world we see n rich man reveling in luxury and a poor man In sore affliction begging at the rich man's gate. In the other world we see the same men In reversed positions. These lives were intended to be representative. It Is not a picture of two men in the remote past, but, of men who live before us every day. I. The Contrasted Lives (vv. 1021). 1. The rich man (v. 10). He seems to have lived in a mansion secluded from the common people. He was clothed In costly raiment. He was served the richest food that could be provided. His sin was selfishly to indulge his appetites without consideration for others. 2. The beggar (vv. 20, 21). He was laid at the rich man's gate with the hope of getting at least the crumbs from his table. The rich man gave him- no consideration. The dogs of the street were more kind to him than the rich man. Though destitute and helpless, the man's name is most suggestive "Lazarus" means "God is a help,' Indicating that a godly life shone through his poverty. Worldly con dltlon is not a sure test of a man's position In the sight of God. Al rich men are not wicked and selfish neither are. all poor men godly. II. Their Contrasted Deaths and Burials (v. 22). 1. The beggar. He was foun dead and his body was hurried ol to a pauper's grave. No notice wa taken of his death by the. world Doubtless the only loss to the worl was that he was no longer to be seen at the rich man's gate. 2. .The rich man. He also died. His gold could not bribe the messenger of death. Doubtless a costly funeral was held, attended bj those who moved in his social class, the officiating priest pronouncing great eulogies over him. III. Their Contrasted Destiniej (v. 23). 1. The beggar. He was at once carried by the angels Into Abraham's bosom. The souls of believers are especially cared for at the hour of death (Phil. 1 :23). The* go Immediately to be with the Lord. 2. The rich man. Though he hod an elaborate burial, he lifted up his eyes In hell, being in torment. Wher. the veil of futurity is lifted, we see the positions of these men are reversed. The poor man Is in the company of just men made perfecl because of his life of godliness or earth, and the rich man is stripped of his purple and fine linen ami cast Into hell with all wicked men because while on earth he llvei only for selfish ends. IV. The Reality and Fixedness of Life Beyond the Grave (vv. 24-81) 1. The cry for mercy (v. 2-1) Dives, which is the Latin name for "rich man," was now willing to claim relationship to Abraham. Ha was keenly conscious and the appetites which controlled him wliile on earth were still with him. Pan of the torment of hell will be the cravings of appetite and lust with no means of their gratification. 2. Abraham's reply (v. 2.5). This reply cast the matter back upon the man's memory. He said, "Son remember." The lashings of t guilty conscience will be roost rea In hell. Then will the lost remem her the cause which led to theii awful destiny. 3. Their fixedness. Human Traveling Fatt "You were at a disadvantage when you met that bear without your gun," suggested the sweet thing. "Yes," conceded the famous hunter. "I was a stranger In the country and I had left my road maps back In camp."—Toronto Globe. Tuy WRIQLEV'S IF YOUR THROACT IS DRV AMD SMOKEV Jut m ntpl*r e«olta«. dtp«d«bl« lighting a.** from of dt THE COLEMAN LAMP "Your landlady cuts thing,,] short, doesn't she?" " "Somewhat. About twice, serves would be a half pot||,J| In Cheering Section Llssen—I had a most time at the dentist's this L Hurja—I don't see howyJ Llssen—It's true. When 1 In another dentist was wot my dentist's teeth.-PathfindJl azlne. WRIGLEY'S, SPEARMINT PERFECT GUM 1 STEADIES THE NERVES Shiftless People Shiftless people don't apologize. They're past that. Seeking Happineii Try to let happiness "pursu^l occasionally it catches up. FAUTOGRAPHED MOVIE STAfl WITH JWO'BO&TOPS if that s'Ke now" demands league establish an oil »#,,, Hat embargo the against Italy. A. little late, but It is explained that England is outraged by Italy's use of poison gas against the Ethiopians. Mussolini used something worse than poison gas against England when he occupied the Lake Tana region. © Klnt: Feature* Syndicate. Ia«, tlnies are fixed during this Hf e When one passes out of this life he enters Into a state and condition unchangeable. 4. God's Word is the all-sufficient light (vv. 27-81). Dives now requested that Lazarus go on an errand of mercy' to his brethren. He regarded the testimony of a spirit of wore value than the Word ol God. Many today are more willin E to trust the rapplngg of a _ h ° than the sure Word of God. 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