THURSDAY, AUGUST J Page 18 THE WAYNES VI LLE MOUNTAINEER 0 Underground War; Spies at Work A bonfire flared brightly beside a Gertha'h airfield, a dark airplane disgorging shabby peasants on the moonlit Flanders plain; German parachutists in rough tweeds and club ties groping across English moors; French fishing boats, strangely rigged, glimpsed for a moment by watchful destroyers these are the spectacular by-products of the greatest underground war in the sinister history of espionage. Tens of thousands of spies are sation with French, Italian, Ger man and British citizens. The British gain is partly due to an intensive counter-espionage campaign. Since the fall of France the "tight little isle" has indeed become a fortress a fortress where reputable citizens are chal lenged and enemy agents are picked off by the stubborn intelli gences of Scotland Yard. Backed by the army, the civil authorities have placed thousands under surveillance, arrested a few grimly fighting the unseen battle hundred. No one outside the gov while the guns boom and bombs ernment knows how many spies thud from the North, Sea to Suez, The prize? The most vital of all war ma terials: Information about the enemy. Behind this first objective is an other, increasingly important to the British operating on a conti nent kneeling before the con queror. It is the encouraging of the defeated to revenge, sabotage and revolution. Aircraft, radio and even subma rines aid the spies. Yet the secret warfare of the twentieth century employs ruses old when Imperial Rome was the power in world poli tics. Familiar Methods The fishing lantern, the minute note in a ring's secret compart ment, mysterious invisible inks, still aid the soldiers of the night After a year of desperate work on a hostile continent, heavily gar risoned and closely guarded, Brit ish agents are slowly cutting down the immense advantages enjoyed at the outbreak of war by the Gestapo. This is the only conclu sion one can reach after, conver- Milk Mixture for Stomach Ulcers A recent medical dueorery now being wed by doeton and hospitals everywhere baa proven nnuaoaily auccessf ul In the treatment of atom achnlceracaaaedfromexceaaacid. Itbaharnv leaa preparation yet ao effective that in many run the puna of atomach ulcere disappear al moat immediately after it ia need. Aiao recom mended for gae paina, indiroatfon and heart barn doe to hyperacidity. SufTerera may now try thia at home by obtaining- a bottle oi Lurin from then- drturrtet. Lnrincontaina thia newdiacovery in the parent form. Easy to talis. J oat mix two teaapoonf ala in a H-Blaaaof milk. Coat bat little end aold under an absolute guarantee it most aatiaf y or money refunded. . Lurin for sale by SMITH'S CUT-RATE DRUG STORE have been shot in Great Britain since last June. Nor does any one know how many Spies have been landed by parachute from German aircraft. . Rigid Policing. But today Britain is more strict ly policed than ever before in its history. An espionage offensive on the Continent has accompanied this bolstering of home defenses against the enemy that works in the dark. By various devices, some bold, some devious, hundreds of agents have landed in northern Europe from the Arctic Circle to the border of France's unoccupied zone. They watch and report the activities of the conquerors, give aid and com fort to rebels, sabotage in a hun dred small ways the German occu pation. Men and women are shot, there are scuffles and stabbings in ob scure restaurants, but the work goes on and the word goes home to England. Norway and Occupied France are the fields of greatest success. The rugged western coast of Nor way served the British well last winter. Its broken shoreline hid a thousand tiny inlets where spies might land. The obscure fishing villages sheltered forbidden radios Glamorizing the Gas Mask If aV; V V -9 4 To enable gas mask wearers to look like human being rather t ogres from Mart, Charles W. Leguillon, rubber company inventor patented thia new style mask, worn by a model in New York. It i of transparent plastia materials and, according to the if impervious to gas and dust Hi also says the lenses w aircraft on them were committed pursuit of a blockade runner, to memory. British espionage i: Norway had By word of mouth the informa- another objective. Each agent was tion passed from man to man, from recruiting officer for the Royal village to village, until it reached Norwegian army, navy and air the agents by the sea who"e based in England. In the cold, silent fieures elided warded it to the watchful Lock-1 Fishing boats darted out of tiny down the western slopes of the hills heeds and Sunderlands of the ports, their decks manned by the or plodded the snowbound roads with information for England Under Enemy's Eyes In Oslo, Trondheim, Bergen, in a hundred litle towns, Norwegians and British spies worked under the guns of the Germans. Troop con centrations, the identity of regi ments, aircraft arrivals, the loca tion of airfields and the types of RAF's coastal command or to pa- usual complement of seamen, their troling destroyers. odorous holds crammed with young The ulitimate destination might 1 men en route to England, arms and be the Admiralty's chart room, or : revenge. In one week .last winter the intelligence headquarters of the ' "ear 93 Norwegians landed in Air Ministry. Often, on the strength of it, bombers crossed the northern seas or cruisers slipped silently out in For A Good Quality CORN MEAL Get Duckett's Water Ground Style 10-lb. Bag DUCKETT'S Meal 25-lb. Bag DUCKETT'S Meal (Bc 5-lb. FLOUR 25 All Made By Leicester-Craggy Mills The FOOD STORE In Our Grade A Market Vc Have Delicious Selecto Ham Half or Whole Pound Famous Select Bacon Selecto Link Sausage 2S The Food Store I Packed By. , m EAST TENNESSEE PACKING CO. Smooth As Cook's Tour Still in his ski suit, one boy said in careful school English: "It was all arranged so. It went as smoothly as a Cook's tour. We were told to look for food at a cer tain place when we crossed the mountains. It was there. "Our passes appeared in strange places. But they were good. The Germans let us pass , " "I spoke English, and I wanted to thank these English. But when I spoke to farmers who gave us food or hunters who guided us over mountains, they shook their heads. Only once I heard English. "The fisherman who showed us our boat he was dirty and smelled of fish. He just said: 'Good luck, chaps'." The most intensive battle goes on in Occupied France, Belgium, and the Netherlands, territories conquered as much by the Gestapo as by, the panzer divisions. The Gestapo has' indexed and cross-indexed the inhabitants. No peasant is so obscure that he is un known to the Gestapo. Travelers are questioned at every crossroad. But British spies roam the ter ritories. Certain farmhouses are safe. There are stores in. which new clerks appear and disappear. Constant Watch. All through the daylight hours they watch and wait. Each gun rolling down a village street is watched. The troop trains, the air planes are counted and located. When night falls, the secret con federation begins its real work Tiny radios talk to others. Figures slink across the flat beet root fields to tell by word of mouth what cannot be told by air. A cigarette is passed in a cafe and, half smoked, is unrolled in a noisesome cellar by the grimy peasant who received it from an other no less grimy. Slowly the messages move west ward to the coast. The Paris newspapers, now German controlled, contain incon sequential advertisements. Certain interested gentlemen read them in cafes thronged by German troops. The advertisement's real story may be told in the number of words in the last line. The number may be that of the air fleet newly installed in Rheims. The French help. A farmer learns with regret that the captain of an armored division will no longer be billeted with him. He is sorry M. Le Capitaine must leave for the heat of North Africa. He tells someone. Slowly the news reaches the War Office Tips For the RAF. A woman working in her garden in the morning sees long truck loads of bombs moving toward the airfield at Lille. That night on an airfield 200 miles away Hurricanes and Douglases stand to orders for the expected raid Fires start by night near air dromes and railway junctions, fires that beckon the growling bombers of the RAF. Lanterns gleam brief ly near an ammunition dump. Lately, the spies have found that the German army is not imper vious to the crisp rustle of 1,000 f ranc notes. Officers are bribed. Sometimes the bribe is merely a forerunner of a firing squad. Soniehow the German command ant is informed. There was the German major who sold ten liters of gasoline to an understanding Swiss at 700 francs a liter. A note tipped off the Gestapo. No one could find the Swiss. There was the Gestapo offi cer who did a thriving business in permits to enter unoccupied terri tory. A shy but accurate friend informed. The note ended with a whimsical touch, for beneath the signature "Un ami de France" was "God save the King." Beyond Paris there are unex plained fires,, bridges collapse, trains are derailed, roads are blocked. Nothing of great military value. But guards must be doub led. The hidden campaign against the psychology and morale of the German army continues. For the soldiers of, the under ground war. there are no cheering crowds, no bands, no uniforms, not even the company of fellow soldiers Beside the constant loneliness there is constant strain. "Why does .that fellow look at my hands so much?" "Funny there are no guards here tonight; is it a trap?" But the underground ffar goes on.. ' " "vn ouum LamLJ Senator PassS senator Alva V t I ,'. "uy at GnJ uigtm university ho.Tft " v udVX I office less thanrwo, ceedinp- fn,m. o w Byrnes, who was nS, Dix CrpplTwITTr t i - u OJS Inches of Rain in jl 1 The rainfall for Jnj. ured hv tVio .n,. ' "' iiitiies. accord- , " ""server at tU NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA. COUNTY OF HAYWOOD. Having qualified as adminstratrix of the Estate of Mary L. Michal, deceased, late of the County, and State aforesaid, this is to notify all persons having claims against the Estate of tlje said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned at the office of Du Bose and Orr Legal Bldg., Asheville, N. C, on or before the 7th day of August, 1942, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All per sons indebted to said Estate will please make immediate payment This the 1st day of August, 1941 ' MARTHR WOOD. M n Take Home A Handy 6-Bottle Carton To Relieve aTTH Misery of V U L ' (SSSi Try "Rub-Hy-Tlint . i r ' I 250 (Plus Deposit) Par-TP IN THE LAR( Bottles WE CARRY Orange Strawberry Ginger Ale Root Beer- Lime Rickei Sparkling The TOO STOR IT (Call Four All Property On Which 1940 Taxes Have Not Been Paid Will Be Advertised Next l a y N o a ri d Go s ft s JOHN BOYD, Tax Collector VILLE Waynesville ' Administratrix of the Estate f Mary L. Michal, deceased. No. 1094 Aug. 7-14-21-28-Sent 4-11.

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