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TUB WAYNES VILLE MOUNTAINEER
rili House Murders"
By VAN WYCK MASON
. itHi D. C. Iw
f1..t 1U1V"I -
',uii -.jinul Investi-
ff the lounge of the
Francis, in Shang
(Sp0 Ms conversation,
P it yet have it retain ts
f yl h one ofthedis-
Verted the Unit
f Ad,nd is believed en
feS with intentions
? tte formala. North won
& were one of the pas
&d the "Ernpress of
J which just armed,
picked up and loaded a
'nedpipe and had poised
its bowl when a dira
ffline bell hop presented
"arefully folded and sealed
to wax. Unaccountably,
i'keirt sank as he fished out
f,re an iramitagated af
4 Henry. Don't you dare
, to another chit tonight."
ssah, Marster," grinned the
j, bobbing up and down rath
,i Peeking duck unexpected
rbed in a neat white uniform.
Ig bring tnu, oniy cms w
y plenty 'portent' ,
utb bad no neea w uyeu w
sttled chit to recognize its ori
t A.iM irf.ninlv be from
ii WUUU J
jCy Huntingden, chief of the
rjtii Municipal rouce.
ft what!" North muttered
thrusting a finger beneath tne
ibttered its symmetry w
!n.t in disturb you. but an
Lririn has committed sui-
jfcin the Mandarin House.
Lis routine but perhaps
lu'd better drop in. There was
note is his pocket addressed
Luther Adams of Washing
unu of breathlessness seized
long limbed figure in dinner
a, So Major Adams had ap
ntly committed suicide. If sui
teren't so often inexplicable it
id be interesting to wonder why
a should flee half way across
wrld and then kill himself up
wcliing security? He briefly
ited sending a chit coolie, but
If decided to use the 'phone
n rang up tne central sta
tion. There he left word that he
was starting at once for the Man
darin House newest and most
glittering of the great caravan
serais along the Bund.
On leaving the booth he heard a
light footstep behind him, and be
cause he had led a fairly turbulent
existence for over twenty k years,
he swung quickly about.
"Captain North?" Simultaneous
ly a hand fell lightly on his arm
and he found himself gazing into
the anxious face of one of the love,
liest young women he had beheld
in some time. Subdued excitement
glittered like little knives in the
depths of gray-green eyes.
"Oh, I'm so glad I've found you.
That stupid lounge steward told
me you'd gone."
"It's my good fortune that he
was mistaken." A puzzled smile
appeared beneath North's close
clipped black mustache and a se
ries of genial crow's feet appeared
at the corners of his eyes.
"Have I had the pleasure? One
meets so many people nowadays."
The eirl's answering smile was
as artificial as that of a taxi dano-
N. C. Prisoners
Will Get To Use
To the North Carolina prison
camps dotting the state from the
mountains to the sea, went a special
message today: Give the men nightgowns.
It's time for some applied mod
ern psychology for the fellows be
hind the bars, prison authorities
decided, and the old must give way
to the new.
It's not right that prisoners, after
a nard day or shovel swinging,
should have to cut their meat with
spoon. So they're going to get
knives and forks, too. And if a
prisoner wishes, he may have three
SCOTTS SCRAP BOOK ,
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er. "Of course you don't know
me j but please you're Captain
North, the detective, aren't you?"
"I m Captan North, but there are
plenty of people who'd dispute the
rest of your identification."
She cast a hurried glance about
the foyer. "Please give me a min
ute. Here, let's go into the writing
room." She tugged at his arm. 'I
must talk to you, really, I must
I'm in such trouble."
So poignant was the young wom
an's distress that North abruptly
decided to postpone his departure
for the Mandarin House and
gravely offered his arm.
"Why am I so honored?" he in
quired as, surveyed by more than
one curious glance, he and this
lovely creature in the jade green
gown traversed the lounge. "Have
n't you any friends in Shanghai?"
"Yes no that is, I've just land
ed and something terrible has hap
pened." "What made you think I could
She shot her companion an im
patient glance as they entered an
otherwise deserted writing room.
"Even the stupidest rickshaw
coolie in Shanghai knows Hugh
North's reputation or so they tell
me." Her lingers kept nervously
kneading an expensive evening
purse of green velvet. "You will
I well, Mademoiselle," North
raised politely quizzical eyebrows.
"Before I commit myself hadn't
you better tell me what's happen
ed?' . .
"Oh, of course. How stupid I
am," apologized his companion and
dabbed mechanically at skillfully
coif fed hair that was so ash blonde
as to give oft occasional bluish
tints. "Youll have to forgive me,
Captain, but well, I'm all upset.
It's my fiance I don't think you
"Hardly, since I don't even
"Oh, I'm sorry." Her bright lips
quivered. "I my name's Gallian
She was, he could sense, covertly
studying his face as if anticipating
a reaction, but the name meant
nothing to him.
" And your fiance?"
'Thilip King," she replied swift
ly, a faint flush creeping out along
"He's an American?"
"Yes. We crossed on the Emprea
of Finland and landed this after
noon. In a few days we are to be
"Then one of you is from Shang
"Oh, no. It's only that my
fiance's business is to be here. I've
never been to China before and this
is Phil's first trip, too
"Oh, it's awful to have this hap
pen now of all times." In an ef
fort to control herself, Marya Gal
lian nervously smoothed the skirt
of her evening gown several timet.
"PerhaDg you'd better tell me
what has happened."
, (To Be Continued)
9A. ' ,
Bt DAOD of our. Motfciu
ORfirtts-flwa Sum drum is
till SlDL DRUM Of PtftAlA.-
K (RUM WtlK CAUYOORD
or 1M OLD
If WA4 HOi'-rtla.
Many People Eat Plenty Of Food, But
Very Few Get A Properly Balanced Diet
"In this land of plenty, the Army
is finding from examinations given
drafted men. a surprisingly large
percentage are undernourished," W.
J. Griffin, Jr., sales manager for
Pet Dairy Products Company told
Rotarians here Friday, as he bas
ed his talk on Dairy Month.
"The American people have not
been sold on the idea of proper
foods. We believe in quantity, but
give little thought to those foods
which are msenital.
In stressing the importance of
milk in the daily diet, the speaker
warned the members that plans
were underway to launch a pro
gram to get everyone to drink milk,
"Heretofore, the dairy industry has
f tressed milk for babies and young
children. Authorities on food and
health are finding that milk is es
sential to adults as well as child
"The consumption of dairy pro-
meals on Sunday, instead of the
usual two, which some camps serve.
Social relations will be encour
aged, by correspondence and con
versation. To each man will go a
nostal card, free, each week. It
he has the desire and the station
ery, he may write a letter.
Nor will prisoners have to spend
Saturday and Sunday afternoons
in their cells. They may take a
walk in prison yards.
ducts is definitely on the increase,
yet here in North Carolina the
number of dairy cows remains the
same as in 1935. This presents a
berious problem to the people of
North Carolina, in that more and
more milk is going to be consumed,
and unless more cows are brought
into the state, it will mean that
milk from the mid-west and New
England states will have to be ship
ped into North Carolina."
"Right now, milk is being shipped
TRANSACTIONS IN ,
(A Rieordtd to Monday Noon
Of Tkii Wk)
J. D. Isarel, et ux, to J. B. Allien,
et ux. i
Minnie Hampton to Canton Pro
fessional Building, Inc.
Champion Paper and Fibre Com
pany to N. R. Wild, et ux.
Sam Robinson, Trn Anna Cole, et
al, to H. A. Osborne.
Carrie Burma to N. D. Shep-
ard, et ux.
J. B. Thompson, et ux, to H. M.
Sisk, et ux.
Sarah Henderson, et al, to J. L.
Henderson, et ux.
J. L. Henderson, et ux, to Wal
ter E. Wood.
O'Neal Styles, et ux, to 3. H.
Stifcr, et ux.
Noah Phillips, et ux, to Wood-
Moore Bryson to W. S. Dills,
from outside the state to Fort
Bragg because there is not enough
produced in North Carolina to sup
ply the camp with the requirement
of half a pint a day for the sol
diers. This milk should be pro
duced in North Carolina,
"Dairying is the biggest business
in the country. Last year 111 bil
lion pounds of milk were produced
in the nation by 24,300,000 cows.
This brought the dairymen $1,114,-900,000."
Life is hard at fifteen. It Is
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you by being so imperfect.
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