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r.DTPMTlER 11. 1841
THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
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J tend in that direction,
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tion of duplicates is not dif-
th omitted a low, wicked
Done it oiten enougn,
Ka merely blinked as he
on. I nus Kiuer iroi vnen a
Ls with said results for latter,
millions at stake for half-
lunds likely. But we'd better
iure who did the job and I've
in . " A .
la we can. we migni even arop
our friends at the Central;
Hn't wonder but they're mak-
nty of progress by now."
By VAN WYCK MASON
North's premonition was swiftly
justified for, on quitting the hotel,
he noted Sir Guy Hintingden and a
pair of English detectives quite
casually surveying the Coloniale.
As further incentive to prompt ac
tion was the glimpse he caught of i
no less a person than the M. le Di
recteur des Services de Police
entering the hotel by its service
At the Central Station an har
assed vice-consul and a minor dip
lomat were waiting in obvious im
patience; they pounced upon Hugh
North with all the avidity of a brace
of hungry ducks upon a succulent
"You can tell Mr. Reardon I've
made a little progress," North in
formed them after their first broad
side of questions. "You can also say
that new evidence has come to
light; but that's all."
"AH? Oh, I say, Captain, I must
give the State Department more of
a report! You've no idea what
we're up against. In Washington
they're simply seething over this
"Sorry to disappoint you, but I
can't say more without rasing false
The vice-consul's haggared face
was almost tragic as he held out
"Isn't there anything more?
We're catching it at the Consu
late. What with the Army and the
Naval people storming around, Mr.
Reardon's a nervous wreck; well
all be headed for the funny farm
if this keeps up much longer.
"It's hard on you, I know."
"You bet it is! Why, we're
snowed under with cypher cables
and radios we're 'way behind in
decoding them. You see, Captain,
we know the the other Intelligence
Bureaus are breaking their necks
"I've some realization of tie
facts," came the dry comment.
"Nevertheless, gentlemen, that's all
I have to say just now; you really
must excuse me."
Once inside the station, North
immediately 'phoned for Dr. Helnv
holtz, Shanghai's leading analytical
chemist, and had barely replaced
the receiver before Inspector Chao
THEIR LIVES ARE IN YOUR HANDS
Once again, thousands of joyous, carefree boys
sad girls are making their daily journeys to and from
pool. They are playing games, laughing, crossing
Itreetssometimes perhaps with less care than should
m used. Why should any of them be sacrificed on the
pilar of careless driving?
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Ku came in wearing as long a face
as could be found on a counte
nance essentially rotund.
"No news yet, Tajen. Disguise
of Russian baron must be example
of supreme artistry. Nowhere has
his arrival been noted, Chil-hsuns,
however, continue diligent search."
"Then they'll locate him sooner or
later. Incidentally, I wish you'd
find out where Spurr's staying.":
"At once. Do you wi8h silent ob
server detailed to hot-blooded Colo
nel?" "No need,'' North remarked with
a wry smile. "Major Kilgour has
already attended to that."
In the laboratory, Captain North
was shortly joined by Dr. Helm
holtz, gaunt, wrinkled and Aus
trian. In silence he examined first
the folding rule, and then the match
stick with which North had scraped
the clasp knife's ferrule.
"There's enough dust to make an
The Austrian's pale brows lifted
"there is not much, but we shall
see.. This is pocket dust, no?"
"Yes. And please hurry things."
"Ach, you Americans always
hurry, hurry! It is no wonder you
die so young."
Having learned the necessity of
complete, even if brief, relaxation
during hours of tension, North left
the chemist busy among a litter of
apparatus, went below and indulged
in a shave followed by a quick
shower. Immeasurably refreshed by
his half hour's vacation, he then re
paired to the laboratory and found
Dr. Hilmholtz writing busily on a
It was with something like the
sensation of one who, riding a
swing, hovers at the zenith before
starting a downward plunge that
Hugh North approached the expert.
"Ach, shaved and bathed! You
have more self-control than I sus
pected, Herr Hauptmann. Your
reports -" The chemist thrust two
sheets of notes at North who, with
lips pursed, swiftly Bcanned them.
"You're sure about this?" .
"Absolutely positive", Herr Haupt
man. It proved a most simple
analysis to conduct. Present in both
ends of wool colored with the same
analyne dye; also tobacco grains of
an identical mixture. Another in
teresting coincidence is the presence
of Kansu limestone mud particles, a
soil not to be found along the lower
Yangtze. Most conclusive of all,
perhaps, are traces of pepsin in
China few people have adopted the
so horrible custom of chewing
"Thank you, Doctor. And now
I wish you'd examine this " North
placed a small object in the chem
ist's acid-stained hand. I'm hoping
there'll be some dust in that.too."
"In such a filthy country as
China, how can you doubt it? Ach!
Loose dust gets even into my
When Dr. Helmholtz sought his
miscroscope once more, North re
mained where he was, apparently
absorbed in the antics of many
gaudy dragon kites boasting ab
surdly long tails. Only mechanic
ally, however, did his eyes move
when a flight of pigeons circled
near, filling the air with music from
tiny silver flutes lashed to their
primate wing feathers.
If only this third clue sustained
his fast crystalizing suspicions!
Though the chemist worked fast,
the suspense gradually became so
intolerable that North crossed to
the work bench.
Near-sighted blue eyes squinted
up at him.
"Herr Hauptmann, I hope my an
swer will please youv-but whether
or not, before any court in Shang
hai I would swear all three objects
were carried by the same man."
"Thank you. Doctor. Your an
swer is all I hoped it would be."
In a private office, Captain Hugh
North marshalled his facts and
sought to decide on a plan of action.
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(Continued from page 2)
France is licked by him already.
Then hell have to cross Spain, but
Spanish Caudillo Franco is friend
ly to the Axis. Then hell have to
cross Gibraltar Strait, but it's less
than nine miles wide at its nar
rowest. Then he'll have to cross
northwestern Africa, to reach Da
kar. It'll be a tough desert hike,
but it'll be through Spanish and
French territory, where he won't
meet with ony opposition but na
Letters To The
Fort Jackson, S. C,
September 10, 1941.
AN OPEN LETTER TO THE
MAYORS OF WAYNESVILLE
AND HAZELWOOD AND TO
THE CHAIRMAN OF THE
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS-
Um! The time element eliminated
the use of thorough but leisurely
methods. Quite conceivably Kilgour,
Kamanaki and the rest had been
quicker to comprehend clues avail
able to everyone; now closing in;on
the missing major.
His self communing was termi
nated by the hurried appearanca of
Inspector Chao Ku. :
"Sacrificing stately step of phi
losopher, this person hastens to re
port discovery of interest. ' i
"You re not going to tell me
Baron Dankoff has not been in
Shcanghai within two months t"
Chao Ku goggled like a standed
catfish. i :
"Also that he's dead?
"And where did Trajen learn, so
North smiled. "Upstairs in the
laboratory. Am I right about Dan
koff 's being dead?"
"May all your guesses be the
same excellent quality. Ten days
ago Russian baron was shot in
Kansu Province by soldiers of Mar
shal Wang." '
"How interesting," North mur
mured, "not to mention illuminat
ing. Of course that settles how
Spurr got hold of the old newspa
per and learned all about Mr.
"So hot tempered Colonel con
ducted violent removal of competi
"Right! Having attended to his
only known rivals he then either
forced or argued Adams into going
away with him."
"In that case this person pos
sesses no yen to occupy slippers of
"Nor I. Spurr's no Boy Scout
and hell probably have Adams
bumped off at the first hint of
trouble which wouldn't suit us at
alL It's a cinch we'll have to walk
'as on golden lilies'."
(To be Continued)
This week a day-room was turn
ed over to Captain Plott for Com
pany H by the army, a day-room, or
living room for the company in
which the soldiers of Company H.
Haywood county boys mostly are
to find recreation and entertain
ment after work hours.
This day-room, 25x45 feet, is
completely bare. The army has
built it, and in turn has turned it
over to Captain Plott, completely
bare. The company funds are de
rived from distribution of
profits by the sales in regimental
post exchange, and such income is
barely sufficient to cover expendi
tures necessary for maintenance
purposes, and there is nothing left
to equip the day-room, so we must
appeal for an outside help in this
Standard equipment, as suggest
ed by army headquarters, to furn
ish this day-room includes: six
overstuffed chairs, four writing
tables with pen and ink; two read
ing tables, two folding tables, one
straight combination radio and pho
nograph; eight ash stands; cards;
checkers, and other games; cur
tains for fourteen windows. This
is just a suggestion, however,
quoted to give you an idea of what
is needed. Subscriptions to fill the
reading table with magazines, sta
tionery, and perhaps a stamp fund
for letters home are additional
ideas I would like to suggest.
r When a fellow gets up early in
the morning and puts in a hard
day's work of drilling, marching, or
a day on the range, or whatever
Uncle Sam has for him to do, and
when he comes in, he feels like go
ing somewhere to seek relaxation
and recreation, y If the type of
recreation which you, his friends
and relatives back home, would
like for him to participate in is
not available, then recreation of a
nature which you would not ap
prove might be sought. For this
reason, I am asking you to do what
you can in this matter.
The people of Columbia are doing
what they can for us, but when you
consider the fact that Fort Jackson
has a population similar in size to
that of Columbia, then you know
tbat however much they can do for
tin, it just isn't enough to "go
'round." On the other hand, I ltnow
that the people of Haywood county
are doing their part already
through contributions and sacri
fices to causes under the name of
National Defense worthy causes
I am sure but certainly there
could be no worthier cause, no more
direct way of "doing your part"
than by helping Company H, your
own boys, provide a means of home
life for the members of it's person
nel, now in service doing their bit
for our country's cause. It would
not be a contribution to a vague
"helping the boys in the service"
generality, but rather would be a
direct contribution to the well
being of your own Haywood boys.
This offers, it seems to me, a
very real opportunity for the peo
ple of Haywood county to show
their appreciation to their soldier
boys in khaki and at the same time,
to do a definite service to the army
at a time when the morale of the
men takes on prime importance.
After funds have been raised or
the equipment secured, you would
have a formal opening of the day
room with citizens coming here to
visit their sons or relatives in
training. The fort authorities wel
come such visits and believe that
everyone who participated in it
would find it both an interesting
and ejoyable occasion.
Won't you help us?
Yours very truly,
ROBERT L. SLOAN,
Sergeant 120th Infantry.
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Carrying out an annual custom
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half century. "Old Folks Day" will
be observed at the Morning Star
Methodist church, near Canton oa
Sunday, September 14.
Using the old Christian Harmony
books, the afternoon will be fea
tured by the singing of old-time
hymns. The event, always looked
forward to with unusual interest,
features picnic lunch, renewing of
old friendships and speeches by
sons of pioneer settlers in this part
of Western North Carolina.
It is estimated that the program
this year will attract more than
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