Gibbula magus

Gibbula magus, common name the great top shell, is a species of small sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Trochidae, the top snails. The size of the shell varies between 35 mm; this is an abundant species. The solid deeply umbilicate shell has a low-conical shape. There is great variation in color, it is whitish or yellowish, painted with zigzag radiating stripes, maculations or lines of pink or rich brown, sometimes so broken into minute flecks as to appear minutely mottled all over, or sometimes lacking markings. The base of the shell is radiately zigzag-striped; the apex is acute. The conical spire contains 7 to 8 whorl; these are swollen and radiately plicate beneath the sutures, with a rim or flange at the periphery. The entire surface is spirally finely striate; the base is convex. The aperture is oblique, rounded-rhomboid, smooth within; the columella oblique, its edge straight or convex in the middle, at its insertion reflexed over the umbilicus. The umbilicus is bounded by a strong spiral rib.

This species occurs in the Mediterranean Sea. Gofas, S.. Mollusca, in: Costello, M. J. et al.. European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 180–213 "Gibbula magus". Retrieved 16 January 2019

Dan Harding's Wife

Dan Harding's Wife was a radio soap opera in the United States. The 15-minute program was broadcast on NBC from January 20, 1936, through February 10, 1939, was sponsored by Nabisco for the first nine months of 1938; the show was directed by J. Clinton Stanley. A 1938 article in Radio Guide magazine commented, "The story of Dan Harding's Wife is one that will strike a warmly responsive note in the hearts of all wives and mothers who are, because of economic necessity, separated from their husbands.:The broadcast was set 19 years after Dan and Rhoda Harding were married in South America. He was a mining engineer there, she had come there with her father. An happy marriage ran into problems when Rhoda became pregnant. Dan felt that a mining camp would not be a good place to raise the twins, so he sent Rhoda and the babies to the United States. In the program, twins Donna and Dean were 18 years old, they had seen their father twice a year at best. The reunions ended, when Rhoda received word that Dan had been killed in a mining disaster in Iraq.

The article in Radio Guide summarized Rhoda's predicament: "Left penniless, Rhoda takes over a rooming house in the poorer section of the town and attempts to eke out a living." Buxton and Owen's The Big Broadcast lists the cast of Dan Harding's Wife as follows: Other sources list additional cast members as follows: Norman Berry and Mercedes McCambridge. List of radio soaps "Radio Playbill: Dan Harding's Wife" article in Radio Guide, Nov. 12, 1938 "Radio Playbill: Dan Harding's Wife" article in Radio Guide, Nov. 12, 1938 (PDF of complete issue.