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THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
(ONE DAY NEARER VICTORY) THURSDAY, AUGUST,,
"The Forgotten Fleet Mystery"
by Van Wyck Mason
"What are we going to do about
itl" she whipered fiercely. I need
to recover those jewels."
"You and me both, Sister " was
all he said and, after passing
through the third-class lounge, led
off along a passage which appar
ently led to the cheaper first-class
cabins. Striding easily and silent
as a shadow thrown across a floor,
the girl followed, her muffled flash
light revealing an almost endless
vista of cabin doors, dull . brass
knobs and white enamelled panels.
"That way," she directed when he
paused uncertainly at the junction
of several corridors, "leads to D
dock they're down there." The
tapping sounds were now loud and
distinct, and the musty smelling air
seemed redolent of danger.
A few strides and Colby felt a
sudden surge of excitement quick
en his arteries; the cabin before
him now was 323! Yonder was
319 and around the corner must
be 313! He had aproached the
mysterious cabin from a different
"What are they doing?" tensely
whispered the girl.
"Don't know, but we ought to
find out. "We'll try to get closer
and learn what's what."
Foot by foot they advanced along
down a dark and utterly lightless
passage which had once echoed to
the tread of busy stewards, until
Colby halted so abruptly that the
girl bumped into him. Almost In
front of them a nasal voice had be
gun to speak:
"Well, 'afs th' last rivet head off
and she won't come loose. Like I
said, we gotta use th' stuff and cut
through 'at plate,"
"Ja," rumbled a deep voice not
unpleasant, "that plate must be
voided or its too thick. Gott in
himmcl! Vhy did those remodelers
put in a partition here? Ach! And
I thought it vould all be so easy!"
"We all better get goin'," growl
ed a voice which electrified both the
listeners. "That there Colby feller
ain't the kind that sets 'round a
spell before he gets goin'. Besides
I reckon he's in the know."
NOTICE SERVING SUMMONS
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT.
J. A. CRISP, if alive, or, if
dead, his hiers at law, and
wife, if any, by whatever
name she may be known.
The defendans, J. A. Crisp, if
alive, or, if dead, his heirs at law,
and wife, if any, by whatever
name she may be known, will take
notice that an action' entitled as
above has been commenced in
the Superior Court of Haywood
County, North Carolina, to fore
close liens for taxes due Haywood
County; and said defendants will
further take notice they are re
quired to appear at the Office of the
Clerk of the Superior Court of said
county at the Courthouse in Way
nesville, North Carolina, within
thirty (30) days after the 31st
day of August, 1942, and answer
or demur to the Complaint of said
action or the plaintiff will apply
to the court for the relief demand
ed in said Complaint.
This the 29th day of July, 1942.
Asst. Clerk Superior Court, Hay
No. 121 July 30-Aug. 6-13-20.
In the dark Colby's jaws tighten
ed; no mistaking those hoarse ac
cents he had just head , '. ;. . No
wonder Ferguson had heckled Ge
neva Benet! No wonder he had
labored to frighten away possible
new watchmen! The Foreigner
would be Ehrenbreit, Colby Was
deciding when the German spoke
again. "Ja that iss possible. That
verdammt Vogel might haff hired
Despite herself Geneva B'net
started and drew somewhat away.
Clearly -Ehrenbreit's supposition
had had its effect.
"Yeh, that Colby's one hard guy."
Ferguson's voice took on a vicious
note. "I'd like to gets my hooks on
him again! 'Specially since he's in
the know all right "
"What makes you so sure?"
"Well, Hermann, the guy didn't
come from Tampico on the tanker,
like he said. Her engineer said he
only signed on at Savannah a
South American guano tramp. The
tanker's engineer said he figgered
this Colby guy escaped from that
French prison down Guiana way
yeh, heard him talking to one o'
In the darkness Colby si-nsed the
girl to be flinching still further
away. Dumm Ferguson s big noisy
mouth it wouldn't make this job
"Say are we going to finish this
job tonight or not?" demanded the
"Stow it, Tug," Ferguson snap
ped. "What I'm tryin' to tell you-all
is we ain't goin' to get nowhere
till we knock off that Colby guy.
Just a slug in the"
So intent had Colby been on the
talk in Cabin 313 that he only be
came aware ot soitly advancing
footsteps when they sounded quite
close, but the speed of his reaction
made a measure of amend. Who
was this ? The passage was dark
"This way," Tie whispered and
catching Geneva Benet's hand tried
a cabon door. It was locked. An
other. The third yielded to his
frantic hand and he hastily pulled
the girl in after him and stood
listening. ' Presently the door to
No. 313 must have opened for
Ehrenbriet's precise voice sounded
much louder. Promptly the stealthy
footsteps retreated and the two
standing breathless in the dark
breathed a trifle easier.
"Com on, Tug, let's get the
stuff," rumbled Ferguson. "This
palaver ain't gettin' us nowhere."
Alarmingly louder grew the
trample of feet in the passage and
Colby could 'feel his nerves grow
ing tant as b;ijo strings. He en
tertained no illusions about what
would happen if it came to a show
"Oh, oh; They're coining," whis
pered the girl.
Colby's deep set eyes hurriedly
raked the dim flnom of the cabin
Dim moonlight beating in
through an open porthole revealed
an old fashioned washstand fitted
with a dusty mirror and racks for
clothes closet and a settee with
naked rusty springs.
The footsteps drew inexorably
nearer and Colby's heart hank when
he glimpsed through the onen port
freight door of the Amerika open
ing not two feet away. From that
dark rectangle a man's head pro
jected. "Hermann," he) called in, an
undertone, "sind sie dort?"
Colby drew back. Apparently
in the gloom his face was not reog
nizable, so he merely uttered a gru-
tural "Ja," and added, "warten
It was an eternal second, for an
instant later the door knob rattled.
The ex-soldier barely had time to
wrench open ' the , clothes cabinet
door and to push the quivering girl
inside, then, heart thudding wildly,
to join her in the stuffy depths. He
pulled shut the door and leveled the
Colts. Whoever opened that cabi
net would get the surprise of his
Barely had he pressed in next to
the girl's firmly soft body than the
cabin door opened and two men
"Hey, Hans!" the man called Tag
hailed in a cautious undertone,
"pass over the outfit an' make it
snappy. These damn boats are get
tin' on me noives."
"Ja. Vait a minute."
"Yeh snappier the better," Fer
guson grunted. "I don't like not
knowin' whereat is that Colby guy
-wish Herman would let me go
gunnin lor turn. Ana mat iviears
guy, too, he's an ugly mutt."
Heavy feet tramped back and
forth and presently the springs of
the settee created under a weight.
"Gawd, Tug, I'm all in- That
dasted gill's nosing around, too,
Cute little trick though."
"Yeh, a swell number!"
Minutes dragged by on feet of
lead and soon the air in the closet
began to get both hot and heavy.
Colby swiftly perceived his error of
not having left open the door just a
crack. As it was, it would prob
ably creak if he tried to manipulate
it now and a creak would mean
very conscious of Geneva Benet's
soft hair on his cheek and neck, of
her little body pressed tightly to his
he breathed as shallowly as he
could. But for all that he knew they
couldn't Stay in there very long.
From the Amerika sounded a
"Sure, let's let 'er go." The
springs creaked ana iron scrapea
dully on iron and men panted and
"Easy, Hans okay. Tug, you
take the hose."
There followed more scraping
I Where U. S. Forces Are Active In the Pacific
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Islands (1) and where Gen. MCArtnur.s jons-range ooim TiAzrZiTmZ LmTyL.
tment announced that concentrated force I wis uuiwa o " - tt
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quarters at Pearl Harbor, and unite of the Southwest Pacific Command, operating from Australia, aav
combined in an attack on Jap positions in the Tulagi area of tha Solomon WaJd(4riIJVMj
(As Recorded to Monday Noon
Of This Wek)
W. N. Leatherwood, et ux, to
Nelson M. Bright, et ux.
Nelson M. Bright, et ux, to M.
C. Harkins, et ux.'
Thomas P. Rice, et ux, et al,
to H. A. Helder, et ux.
Thomas P. Rice, Com., to H. A.
NOTICE SERVING SUMMONS
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT
W. P. DeSHAZO, if alive or if
deadj his heirs at law, and his
wife, if any, by whatever name
she may be known.
The defendants, W. P. DeChazo,
if alive or if dead, his heirs at
law, and his wife, if any, by what
ever name she may be known, will
take notice that an action en
titled as above has been commenc
ed in the Superior Court of Hay
wood County, North Carolina, to
foreclose liens for taxes due Hay
wood County; and said defendants
will further take notice that they
are required to appear at the office
of the Clerk of the Superior
Court of said county at the Court
house in Waynesvile, North Car
olina, within thirty (30) days after
the 14th day of September, 1942,
and answer or demur to the Com
plaint of said action or the plaintiff
will apply to the court for the relief
demanded in said Complaint.
This the 12th day of August,
Asst. Clerk Superior Court,
No. 1218 Aug 13-20-27-Sept. 3
noises, a heavy thump as some pon
derous object struck the cabin door.
Twice one or the other of the men
bumped the cabinet door.
(To be Continued)
Helder, et ux.
Vaughn C. Smathers, et ux to
Sam J. Noland, et ux.
J. J. Mason, et ux to Charlotte
II. 0. Smith to Vernon H. Banks,
R. F. Long, et ux, to Judd
Thompson, et ux.
Lvnn Murray, et ux, to Elbert
B, J. Wells, et ux, to Lynn Mur
George Queen, et ux, to Grover
C. Davis. .
F. E. Kuykendall ,et ux, et al,
to board of education.
Fannie O. Mizell to Fred Thomp
son, et ux.
J. G. Holtzclaw, et ux, to A. F.
Wallace Ward, et ux to
Ernest Medford, et ux, to Del
mas Caldwell, et ux.
James Dill, et ux, to H. G.
Lancy, et ux.
A. T. Ward, et ux, to L. E.
Sims, et ux.
Joe Emerson Rose, et ux, to
John C. Taylor, et ux.
S. D. Nicholas, et ux, to George
Queen, et ux.
Elizabeth Abel to First National
, we r-state of u r
deceased, late of Ha
'to exhibit them to th''
i waynesville. v A "uul
xore the 30th h , ua
this notice will be 1
thereof. All perln M
eaid estate wffl Tf. "M
medial settlemm I
This July 30th. 19J9
1213i,,,. . "toti
ivioaern aircraft .
Will operate at a temtl"
flvlni " ,M M
I am not a teacher: only a fel
low traveller of whom you asked
the way. I pointed ahead ahead
of myself as well as of you. Shaw,
STATE OF NORTH CAROMvJ
ON MONDAY, the T
September, VJ4-, at the
house door in Waynesvil
eleven o'clock A. M., ,hf
ouucnruen( rnt ft p
f County 1
Ule lonowing (lescriM J
fryu0ru.e,af public t
v..c .uentri uiacier tor cask
saia iana being furniprl,. , A
eAt.n.i -V """I
allium uuxuu.st's ar s-,,..,.
TJT J . . . """"Wl
i t. . i
nas uecome useless for school
Doses and which ..,! v .
l j "" oaiu una a
scriueu as ioilows:
1 RAC I NO 1-RF.r.lVvr
on a stake m field corntr to J
101 runs iv 14 E. 120 feet I
Troy 'stak in a swamp; thence S. !
,107 leet to a stake; thence S
W. 26 feet to the BEGlKXlJ
uoiuainiiig l-ito u-et more orltj
I KAv. 1 Ml.. 2 BEGINXM
on a stake in log road up the r
S. 3 W. 191 ftet to Haooer'sfJ
with his line 69 feet to a stakJ
tne new road, down the road K,
1L. 217 leet to school lot, with I
same S. 81 E. 125 feet to the I
GINNING, Containing laTsg ;
more or less.
The Board of Education reser
the right to revoke any and
bids at said sale.
HAYWOOD COUNTY BOARD
By Jack Menser.
No. 1216 Aug. 13-20-27-SepJ
: JSillk a bigger
W'" ' 1 I Or.- mA II 5 U
'II r vusm
t II II II I r l .
I I I I f I I r 1
Mil l a ; ,
that today' average eoldier to
nearly an Inch taller and ten pouo
beamier than in 1917.
Tbmt't a reat gain for one fen
errioo. We're glad our toduatry
belped bund Bin huiky frame.
While food ent.
erirur new vitmm and better ciett
fccBiO, dectxic reaearch wa work-
S ot way. to "fr
While doctora were developing
rJZ aerunu and new drug, etec-
laboratorie. were taprovtag
:t ray, diat-srtry lampi, etc.
Bren before Bill was born, dec
trie servanta freed his mother from
aiuch o the work of waabing, dean
ing, cookingao the and her chil
"oran could be healthier, happier.
ArttHy, these adraaoet can be
credited to the American Way at
work free men producing the
thing that other men want and4
seed for rorybody benefit.
The electric industry grew that
way. A few men organiaed a com
pany. Many men ioreated their
avingm. Good busmen management
multiplied jobs, extended servic:,
".Today, the ararage Carolina home
.'pays only 10c a day for aUetectric
service and geta about Afaa
cftnea as much electricity for that
dims as fct did IS years ago. Mora
Important still, thanks to Wiiiwss
management America's wr irv
tfuatrias nara thu wxjrkfu fraat
asr aiaoiric pewar mapptf n tap
POWER & LIGHT
i ii n i
Let's blast Japan and Germany and Italy with the chain
lightning of destruction that can be built from the scrap in
our cellars, attics and garages, on our farms and in our places
Scrap iron and steel, other metals, rubber and waste
matt As. It will all be used to make tanks, ships, planes
and the fighting weapons our boys must have. It is needed
Sell it to a Junk dealer give it to a charity or collection
agency take it yourself to the nearest collection point or
consult the Local Salvage Committee . . . If you live on a farm,
and have found no means of disposing of your Junk, get in
touch with the County War Board or your farm implement
Throw YOUR scrap into the fight!
Thn message approved by Conservation Division
WAR PRODUCTION BOARD
tka wKerfhanwaf paid for by f ha America hoWrM ScaVeoe CommMe
freprewarlan oarf wh foe proviaW bygrovpt of Uading imJvUi iult.om.mm).
every tank !r.mach
a"d run ,: war. Fifty per ceitrf
mae of acrap iron and ited.
snares; insula; ,oons; WiDimr f
can niv4 m r0" eta pound or more.
'bncar! 'N CERTAIN I . er.
to (at thi, tijv ' "eas- announced UxtO-
- ' "or blade,, Um
Haywood Salvage Committee
PHONE 167, WAYNESVILLE
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