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THE WAYNESVILLE U0UNTALNEE3
The Mandarin House Murders
t do you say," Chao
. venture speech in
iMrv M offer those
tfTLL n Mm clothes"
P" u t nnine i uv
&?; I find black hair and
r1 r: ... Most surpns-
itamentrf here has sandy
filing like garden after
. r;,,Bhi0n8 of couch
H . ti. 11 n ruYrhino
this-- " f
uu foldinz two-
the sort generally used
1 the man from G-2 stud-
!;,:; bit of evidence. "Go on.
L of late lamented are
, from use oi luiov, .-w
.i weed is in coat pocket."
W Chao blinked rapidly.
, these lnsignmcam ueuue
,111 Tajen finsh incomplete
hit Pebble manufactured a
f.vA ront'n You can't dis-
it the Chink. Tell him this
lidnt even commit suicide."
in amusement ; played about
rt mouth. "Clever of you to
otice what!" : '
bit the fellow couldn t have
k, I say," Kilgour broke in.
t not going to tell us to be
that someone broke in here
ardly. But please look at the
I basket from which the dead
it supposed to have stepped
I he hanged himself."
hat's wrong with it?" Officer
lie rumbled. : .
Iitiwpl haskpt; verv fine." Puf-
fgently, Chao Ku offered a bas-
Mmatjil lnttaVa work. "Said re
ticle, however, much too frail to
fort weight of late lamented.
Ftet That Sweat, Burn
Give Off Offensive Odors
if hi do this (rive your tired aching
h food hot foot bath; rinse and dry
ivhlf. Next Dour about a teaapoonful
Ixne'i Emerald Oil into the palm of
mi and rub thoroughly over the
rabbin well into the solea repeat
hbbinr In the mornino- Rlief' mniM
tr for that aching burning orenes8
fn about your work happy and com
( again. , . , .
nri tmeratu uu doer not eiain
'iiomioftl and sold satisfaction (fuaran
r raonef back. Any progressive draft
mil be (clad to Bupply you. '
SMITH'S CUT RATE
By VAN WYCK MASON
Please observe, esteemed collabora
tor Pebble." The S. M. P. detective
upended the basket then placed a
foot upon its bottom. At the first
pressure the white enameled re
Officer Pebble turned a delicate
shade of magenta but clung to his
"Well, maybe you're right,' but
King could have stood on the edge
of the bathtub and kicked the towel
basket over in his struggles."
After briefly considering the
point, North nodded. "That's en
tirely possible, Mr. Pebble, even if
an overturned basket doesn't gen
erally land completely upside down.
The use of this chain, however, to
me is quite conclusive." He indi
cated the shower bath curtain chain.
"Ah, yes, the chain. What about
itt" Major Kilgour demanded.
"Captain North's going to tell us
it wasnt strong enough to support
the body," Pebble's tone was bitter.
"Your error, Officer Pebble, it's a
fine strong chain. But a person at
tempting Buicide almost never uses
wire or a chain, or anything that's
likely to injure his skin. A curious
quirk of human nature, isn't it, In
"Tajen's words are reflection and
substance of truth. In this insig
nificant person's experience, he has
observed many cases of self-destruction,
but never once did suicide
cut thread of life with object
harsh to skin."
Kilgour laughed a little shame
facedly. "I should have remem
bered that. Of course you're right.
Gives one to wonder who staged
this pretty little scene; eh what 7"
By the bye, here's the letter we
found on him envelope, I should
say, since there's nothing in it."
. The envelope proved to be ad
dressed to Major Luther Adams and
had been postmarked in New York
months earlier. Beyond that it told
North nothing at all.
"Well, Hugh who do you think
he is T Adams or King?"
"Why guess when there's some
one downstairs who knows Luther
Chao Ku blinked, and Pebble
opened his mouth and forgot to
"Someone who knows Luther
Adams?" Kilgour's sharp query re
moved any doubts North entertain
ed about the Englishman's true con
cern in this affair. "Why, how?"
"Tell you later. Officer Pebble,
would you go down to the ladies'
drawing room and fetch a young
woman you'll find waiting there?"
. "How'll know her?"
"She's blonde and is wearing a
jade green evening gown. Her name
is Marya Gallian. Don't tell her
anything about all this."
"Gallian?" Kilgour blinked, but
Sisters Vie for Beauty Crown
he 8a id nothing.
"All right, Captain, I'll get her."
The British agent cast his com
panion a sharp look,
"Where'd you meet this Gallian
"At the Cercle SportifT. She came
up to me and asked to help her
find Philip King. That's all I know."
The British Intelligence man
looked a trifle incredulous. "Come
"Honestly, I never saw her be
fore; to me she's a complete en
ignma. And while we're on the
subject, didn't you recognize her
"I did," Kilgour admitted slowly,
"Our. people and the Dieuxieme
Bureau have had an eye on her for
a long while."
"Urn. What is she a baladeuse?"
"Not at present. Last I heard
she'd given up free-lance espion
age." A ghost of a grin crept over
the Englisman's wide mouth. "I
say, Hugh, even if they didn't tell
you, G-2 must have known she's
been recently working as a clerk in
your War Department"
North vented a brief Anglo-
Saxon expletive, and a surge of
color emphasized the whiteness of
his dinner coat collar. It was, he
had found, infinitely annoying to
discover such quaint bits of infor
mation in the possession of alien
Intelligence agents. Light-weight
steel it seemed vain to hope that
the secret could be kept
"Then la Gallian has become i
mouton?" (A secret agent who col
lects data on military and industrial
preparedness.) ' '
"Precisely, a mouton." Kilgour's
shiny red forehead became fur
rowed. "You've no idea of, what
brought her to Shanghai?"
"I venture Sir Guy has been find
ing that out," North predicted with
a hollow laugh. "Well, Chao Ku?"
"Events begin to move with speed
of dog troubled with fire-crackers,"
he remarked. 'Examination of neck
reveals late lamented was garroted
from behind in most accomplished
manner. His clothes were changed
then his body was hanged. I think
very soon comes one big surprise
for all of us."
"Shouldn't wonder," sighed the
British agent. "Lend a hand, In
spector; he's scarcely ornamental.
Well, Hugh, it looks as if you're
the one to break the bad news."
"I'm afraid so. But stand by, as
I'll bring her in here directly. Be
good lad, Bruce, and watch the
proceedings through the bathroom
door. 1, don't want her more selt
conscious than I can help. Chao
Ku, you'd better stand yonder
among the shadows."
(To be Continued)
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As California seeks iU fairest daughter for the title Miss California,
sisters Phyllis (left) and Lois Davis, of Santa Monica, enter the com.
petition. Ultimate goal, of course, is the Miss America title.
Letters To The
f-nrr I, i ttuii,u,Mllltll'Wjr':'t jiaiwwtiWPPWpijlW
If Hitler did not keenlyfeel his
overlordehip of the whole world,
why did did he take note of, or
trouble himself to declare that,
Americans occupation of Iceland
was an "unheard of aggression and
intervention" and one that he
"would not tolerate?"
If Hitler did not believe we
Americans were both stupid and
cowardly, why does he feed us on
such silly Stuff as "America stabbed
him in the back while he was fight
ing a holy war" our war against
If Senator Wheeler is such a
good American and loves the
American boys so much that he
would not spill one drop if their
blood to save all the blood and
freedom of Europe, why does he tip
off Hitler and his Hun submarines
to the fact that our boys were se-
retelv en route to the occupation
of Ireland under order of their
Commander in Chief, the President
of the United. States ?
Has not the time now come for
the Senator and his chum, Colonel
Lindberjrh. to choose between scrv
ing their Commander in Chief or
Hitler? They can not serve two
miiRtprii . Thev can not hate or
hinder one, without more or less
loving and serving the other. They
can not continue to criticise ana
denounce their Commander in
Chief, without undermining his au
thority and influence in this world
crisis, and proportionately encour
aging and increasing the influence
and nower of the dictator of
Vital i.1en need Vitamins
These days every job is vrtal to defense
whether It be skUled or unskil led, office
or labor, executive or apprentice.
Good foods in a well balOTced et
ordoerlY prepared to retain their pre
SX v?tcLins will help you keep ht
physically and mentally.
rJrf Plentv Of Fruits And Vegejablet
GROW? filGHT HEBE W THE CARO
UNAS. . j.
Preoare them with minimum of water
SoS them ln their own Juices on youi
5Sric Rane-you'll not only retahx
fhSr dyfctouVflaYor but xre the vita-
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Talk of The Town
I had the pleasure of spending
from May 2, till June 16, inslusive
in Waynesville and I thought I
would give you a Westerner's view-
Doint of it
I think Waynesville is extremely
well organized for a place of it's
size. At least on the surface, ev
eryone seems to co-operate to
gether very well. Friendly rivalry,
but that appears to be as far as it
The friendliness of. the people
struck me as being the most im
pressive single item in Waynes
ville. Men and women whom I
had never seen before in my life,
By Gertrude Ruskin
Prizes Offered For
Attendance at Farm Meet
In Ashville On 22nd
The Guilford County Farm Bu
reau is offering a grand prize of
$15.00 to the county in the state
having the largest number attend
ing any of the four farm bu
reau meetings to be held in the
state, including the meeting in
Asheville, to which the Haywood
farmers are invited.
In addition to the grand prize,
there will also be a first prize of
$10.00 and a second prize of $5.00
to the county with the largest at
tendance at any one of the four
The largest attendance score will
be based on both : mileage and .
number present from the county.
The total score of the county will
I heard an interesting story1 v.. i... vl lfi.I
about the Rev. Mr. Beck from . .L X.
Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Robertson, of UrfZ.tin7
Dsytona Beach, Fla., this past .the place of meeting.
week-end. The Robertsons were .. ..
one of the first to build a summer Gets Good Prices For
nome at Balsam and while it was
in process of being built they lived
in the Molpus cabin which was
about a quarter of a mile from
Tom Lee's store where the young
Oscar Beck was then a clerk. As
the road was bad and hard to get
over, Beck went, every day, to see
if the Robertsons needed anything
from the store. They told him not
to do it, but he 'insisted on giving
them good service, a service they
appreciated and have never forgotten.
The Rev. Oscar J. Beck has mov
ed into his new store next door to
the post office. It is a spacious up-to-date
store which compares fav
orably with any modern store. A
new electric meat counter has been
installed to keep the meat, cheese,
butter and other refrigerator foods,
ice-cold. The newly painted
shelves are buldging with a full
stock of goods to care for the in
The Rev. Mr. Beck has given
good service to the people of Bal
sam and surrounding communities
for 14 years. Many of his custom
ers have traded with him ever since
he opened his own; store.
Mrs. Beck hag found time to rear
a family and to help her husband
in the store. This past winter
she wrote the news items for The
The Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Beck
10 Lambs, And 6 Ewes
Charles Leatherwood recently
sold 10 lambs and 6 ewes for
$109.25. The animals averaged
95 pounds each, he said.
The price was far above the
average, it was pointed out. ,
wish to thank the home folks and
tho out-of-state people who have
made it possible for them to ex
pand and to grow in their business.
A wide welcome awaits their old
friends and their new friends in
the new store.
Edgar M. Halyburton, of Tay
lorsville, Alexander county, was
the first American soldier to be
captured In the World War.
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would speak to me as n we naa
known each other for years. I
actually believe that the best
friends I have, I had the pleasure
of meeting in your little city,
Waynesville, Mr. Editor, is a
community in which every citizen
in it, can well be proud of.
Headquarters Company "A" Re
ception Center, CASC Unit No.
1968, Fort Douglas, Utah.
Approximately 70 per cent of
th Nation's flue-cured tobacco i
is produced by North Carolina,!
reports the State Department of
What style of architecture do you prefer? You can build any
type of home with brick. We can show you an excellent se
lection of plans. Build with brick!
ETOWAH BRICK BUILDS BETTER HOMES
ETOWAH, N. C.
Truck Deliveries to all Parts
Of Western North Carolma
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TMCV FUR NO MODS. Whea brake
re applied tb fit comiaaoo.
ribi breek op into tilled, tlurp-edfed
treed block bite through the Sim
top fOm quicker, Mrtif hter, seier.
my run no nowovrt. OauU.
tine On e cane mj carry tUmHrfh
ormal loed, t terrific etreifl-oa the
cord Voir, Sf"y BtrnJImg aferuef
corde ia Utei to retitt blowonu roill
etreia, peed, beu,
fen tML Li 2
prored with eecret compoaaa to
(nc et greeter resisuace to beet,
ereo more milee thick Tempered
Rubber tresde an be rttnemtd ta
live oeerlr dtmih the aoa-ekid wee.
THCT err steoomni mots.
ereo ribe re'"rtlrod-trck" t
bilitT e mooihcr.iflowinf ride
without hum, whioe or ramble. Elec
tors ia the grooree (right) eliminate
nooee thst often cat the tread.
Owoy at Tw IW Key Sarefy
Barber's Rockr-Applc Filling Station
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JOHNNY SPARKS, Managpr
At Barber's Orchard
IN FULL SWING AT
C. J. REECE, Owner
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