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THE WAYNES VILLE MOUNTAINEER
"The Mgotten Fleet Mystery
by Van Wyck Mason
Colby regained Geneva's side,
very serious of expression. "Is
there ebony anywhere else? Try
Several mintes of thought ended
in a discouraged sigh from the girl.
"Maybe," Colby suggested as
they wandered out into the smok
ing room, "we're going at the
thing the wrong way."
"What do you think?" she de
mand?, "I think I saw a piece of carving
in here that may help."
The girl started, then looked
about. '"The mantel? That won't
do, it's oak."
"J ust the same, let's take a good
look at it."
They halted to stare upward,
playing their flashlights over four
female figures probably intended to
represent the four major contin
ents. From the Greek goddess
representing Europe their gaze
wandered to an American Indian
woman, and then to a stalwart
negroid maiden whose thick lips
seemed carved in an enigmatic
smiJe. The fourth and last of the
nymphs was a serene, slant eyed
figure personifying Asia.
"The third maiden," cried Ge
neva in the hushed voice of over
whelming excitement. "Look! She's
With Pvnhosa of Pigs.
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"And look at this," Colby said
and, stooping, recovered a sliver of
wood. The sensation he had ex
perienced outside of Cabin 313 re
turned a hundred-fold. "Vogel
must have been at work," he an
nounced as he stepped forward.
"You can see he had started to use
With their flashlights creating
futuristic designs through the mote
filled air, Colby dragged forward a
chair and mounted it to better
study the black girl.
"Looks like the right track at
last," he pronounced in a voice that
shook with excitement. "Want to
find out now?"
''Yes- I'll hold the light."
Panting, dust covered and fasci
nated at the prospect of success,
Colby had no warning of Mears'
presence in a far doorway until
the dry click of his pistol's firing
pin was followed by a feeble re
port. Geneva screamed and re
mained in the paralysis of com
Colby leaped down off. the chair,
snatched at his own automatic
and unfortunately fouled it in the
lining of his pocket. The shadowy
ambusher levelled his weapon and
again tried to fire, but Colby's re
moval of the powder thwarted
that. Mears then flung the pistol
clattering into a corner and rushed
at Colby, roaring threats and with
murder written in every line of his
deceptively uninspired face.
Colby leaped back, but still his
pun would not come out so, brac
ing himself, he shot through his
pocket and expertly sent a bullet
smacking among dingy flannel let
ters sewed to the watchman's jer
sey front. In the middle of the
dim library Mears seemed to trip
and his hand flew to the wound as
usually happens in the case of a
badly wounded man.
An expression of vast amaze
ment widened his eyes, the jer
seyed watchman swayed a long
instant, then turned half around
before crashing full length onto
the dusty floor. A piece of change
fell from his pocket and went
rolling off with a tiny tinkling
"Shoot without warning, would
you?" Oblivious to the fact that
his uniform coat was smoldering,
Colby stood quite still a minute, a
dangerous, dramatic figure peering
down at his fallen assailant while
a thread of gray smoke wandered
up from his pistol muzzle.
"How awful! How p-perfectly
horrible," choked Geneva Benet
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and turned aside, her slim body
shaking as though" jostled by the
hand of an invisible giant.
"Sorry the swine gave me no
choice." Quite deliberately Colby
wet his fingers and extinguished
the smoldering cloth, then strode
over to bend above Mears. - He
could see by the light of the lan
tern that the fellow was not quite
"It was you who shot Connolly,
"Come on, admit it there was
a .35 caliber wound in his back
and yours is the only ,35'on board."
"Yes." It was just a breath of
a voice that replied and the eyes
were dreadfully fixed. "After he
killed Vogel." .
"You were in with Vogel?"
"Yes. Met him 'Tuxtown: Offer-
five thous'n- let him aboard.
Night 'fore last hid him on
Amerika. At first didn't-know
whatafter. I I" Quietly, def
initely, Death cut short the mur
derer's confession and Colby start
ed to rise, but remained frozen in
his tracks when a voice spoke
from the doorway Ferguson's J
"Better not move, Soldier!"
Careless lool! isungler! re
proachful inner voice shrieked in
Donald Colby's ears. Why had he
not more promptly re-secured
Hans? Now he'd pay for that
omission with a vengeance and,
what was worse, another would
have to suffer for his stupidity.
The ex-soldier straightened jerkily,
like a badly motivated toy.
''Vhat a pleasure, Mein Herr."
Ehrenbreit's thin, inadequate look
ing figure jerked a sardonic little
bow, then he advanced into the
room, a baleful flicker in his yellow
ish eyes. Ferguson and the others
remained in various entrances to
the smoking room in which the
faint bitter reek of burnt smoke
less powder still tinctured the air.
On the signal from Ehrenbreit
Tug sidled forward, took Colby's
Colt and Geneva's small .25 auto
matic. During this operation Colby
stood quite motionless, overwhelm
ed by a flood of bitter self-reproach;
Ehrenbreit spoke suddenly,
sharply, dissipating the deadly
silence. "Vhat vere you doing in
Colby's tongue crept out to wet
his lips. "Fighting with Mears
didn't you hear us?"
"He tried to shoot me "
"He had the right idea," Fergu
son growled. "C'mon, Hermann,
let's not wait we'd better turn on
the heat right now."
"Nein," the German snapped,
"this man he knows something."
"Ja," Hans agreed, ' dot fellow
perhaps mit Vogel was?"
"'At's a idea," Tug admitted.
"Well, Hermann, how about it?"
"Seize them both." Ehrenbreit
stepped back and the lantern on
the floor drew a golden ray from
his pistol barrel.
When the quartet commenced to
close in Geneva Benet aroused her
self from the semi-stupor of ner
vous exhaustion. "He he doesn't
know he never did."
"Shut up you!" Ferguson dealt
the girl a stinging slap. "You're too
damned smart by half
Barely in time Colby restrained
an offensive which could have been
nothing but suicidal, so, livid with
fury, he watched white welts ap
pear on Geneva Benet's smooth
Ehrenbreit, prison paled fea
tures contracted in a hard smile,
said, "I am, mein Herr, inclined to
agree with Hans." He fixed on
the prisoners a long, searching
glance. ' I am not by nature a
violent man, fcut Ferguson iss
NOTICE SERVING SUMMONS
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF HAYWOOD.
TOWN OF WAYNESVILLE,
JEROME J. BRIDGES (widower) ;
BESSIE BALL and husband, AU-
ES; and wife, MRS. JAMES
BRIDGES;' FLORA DAVIS and
husband, GUDGER DAVIS; YAN
CEY BRIDGES and wife, MRS
YANCEY BRIDGES; BENJAMIN
BRIDGES and wife, LENORA
BRIDGES, and HAYWOOD
The defendants, Jerome J. Brid-
ges, Bessie Ball, Augustus Ball,
James Bridges, Mrs. James Bridg
es, Yancey Bridges and Mrs. Yanc
ey Bridges, will take notice that an
action entitled as above has been
commenced in the Superior Court of
Haywood County, N. C, to fore
close tax and special assess
ment liens on real estate
situate in the aforesaid county
and state, and the said de
fendants will further take notice
that they are required to appear
at the office of the Clerk of the Su
perior Count of said county in the
Courthouse in Waynesville, N. C,
within thirty days after the 14th
day of October, 1942, and answer
or demur to the complaint in said
action or the plaintiff will apply
to the Court for the relief demand
ed in said complaint.
This September 14th, 1942.
C. H. LEATHERWOOD,
Clerk Superior Court.
No. 1238 Sept 17-24 Oct. 1-8.
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I rH L'J i f v v
i "n ; iff i-zrav a
(One Day Nearer Victory) THURSDAY, SEPT 17 J
cannot be fwl t 7 K if
Dry 1- Zdn,
Composts May Relieve
With many valuable fertilizers y, 1
. - ... .. irnm tv, l.
cut off because 01 the war, xsortn " 'c ""use and ha
r.1ina amvm hin lutn. rOUnds, fruit ...... USrll,
sorvntinn nf fprtiliwr materials ' w.a ashes are ,i-6 '
from minor -sources and helD re- , 1 agronomiBt conHn .-il
lieve shortages, says Dr. E. R. P") "'ay be Z
Collins, extension agronomy leader . . . r Wi
of N- C. State College.
Composts or mixtures are being ; Waste and
made constantly through the rot
ting of leaves, twigs, roots, and
other organic matter. Various sub
stances may help supply organic
matter and also often supply nitro
gen, phosphoric acid, potash, and
other elements needed by grow
"For example," Dr. Collins said,
"in butchering hogs on the farm,
I DUt th. n o-utlm.
!nate 'to of stabIpVlH
as drier) W. 1 H
and sod. Th. '
and turned Sev kt
.7 "-"F"i morouehlv
side of the pile
j U here PiUe, the
lege man went on f
of the material 1?
This photo was found by Russian. In the
German soldier killed on the Russo-German front and ft nh
Nazis execute Soviet citizens. They line the vfctim 1 up in front of
trench and kill them with machine gun fire. Note the trench and the
bodies already in It A cloud of dust spurts on the embankment ai 1
five latest victims are shot down. This picture was flnb7p"?
from Moscow to New York, (Central trttt
and he vould very much like to
veil, do unpleasant things to you,
so I invite your confidence you
shall share veil if the jewels are
found that I promise."
"I would talk if I could," the
hollowed-eyed prisoner declared
Winter Peas Raise
Value Of Next Crop
If handled properly, every acre
of Austrian winter peas should be
worth $10 to $20 an acre in in
creased crop yields the first year,
and mustered a convincing smile, 1 say-j . Wair, agronomy- exten-
"but I never even spoke to Vogel
he was dead when I first saw
him. Supposing that Mears," his
eyes strayed to the dead man's
awkwardly sprawled blur of a
body, "had learned from
what you suggest, would he be
likely to tell me about it?"
"Ja, but Vogel might haff told
die fraulein?" Hans suggested
rubbing his bruised throat.
"If she knew, she'd have grabbed
the jewels long since and beat it,"
Colby pointed out. "She doesn't
know any more than I do."
"Hey, boss," Ferguson strode
forward a little, "how about it?
Do I get him now?"
''Nein, not yet, lieber freund,
not yet." The German who had
stood tugging at his stiff gray
mustache now shook his head slow
ly while a tight cruel smile twitch
ed his lips. There was something
subtly menacing about this
straight, wasted figure something
that disturbed Colby far more than
the blunt ferocity of Ferguson or
the callous deadliness of Tug.
"Ja! that last night out Kraus
must have rehidden those jewels.
One or the other of you knows,",
Ehrenbreit said, "or else vhat iss
this doing here?" He kicked the
jimmy which had lain in plain
sjght. "Ja. Hans iss right that
vardammt Graus sent Vogel in his
places -Vogel hired Mears and this
one." An expression of overwhelm
ing rage distorted the speakers'
face. "Ferguson, mein bub, how
shall we make them talk?"
"I got just the right idee-no
noise, no trouble and plenty er
convincing. If they get obstinate,
why they won't be found t"U we've
high-tailed a good ways away.
Listen. Hermann, how's this?" He
drew Ehrenbreit aside while the
other two being suspicious and
alert continued to cover the down
"Gut, sehr gut." Ehrenbreit's
beard glittered in the lamplight as
sion specialist of N. C. State Col
lege. Farmers are now planting these
peas, many of which have been
furnished by the AAA through
Vogel j jts grant-of-aid plan. Blair said
Having qualified as Administra
tor of the Estate of Henry R. Win
chester, deceased, late of Haywood
County, N. C, this is to notify all
persons having claims against said
estate to exhibit them to the un
dersigned at Waynesville, N. C. on
or before the 2nd day of Septem
ber, 1943, or this notice will be
pleaded in bar thereof. All per
sons indebted to said estate will
please make immediate settlement.
This September 2, 1943.
R. L. PREVOST,
No. 1 1231 Sept, 3-10-17-24-Oct.
of 2-Way Help
suggests -you try
S directions on iabol
the seudings should be made in
September, the earlier the better.
He warned that peas planted in
October and November will not be
large enough to turn under until
winter peas may be
planted after corn, cotton, tobacco,
peanuts, cowpeas, soybeans, and
other crops. They may be turned
under in time to plant corn, and
in some counties in time for cot
ton. It is not advisable to plow
them in for tobacco. They may be
turned under for peanuts, soy
beans, and cowpeas on sandy soils.
Blair advised sowing 35 to 40
pounds of seed per acre on land
where the peas have not been
grown before. Twenty-five pounds
per acre is sufficient when the peas
are drilled in, or 30 pounds when
broadcasting on land that is well
inoculated. The agronomist said the seed
must be inoculated, unless they are
to be sown on land that has al
ready been inoculated. Land ino
culated for garden (May) peas
does not require inoculation for
Austrian winter peas. County
agents will furnish information to
farmers on this treatment.
Blair pointed out that it pays
to fertilize the Austrian peas, us
ing 200 pounds per acre of 0-10-10
in the Coastal Plain, and 200
manure Ki.i :
various Darts of the carcass are not KQ , 1'Jantit
frequently wasted. These are val- should be mnV 1 s-m&" ,;1
. 1. , u'ld to inocu!,.
1u wun the bacteria of 7J
nniinda of (1-14-7 in the Pipdmnnt. Position. " "I Ud
and Mountains. The fertilizer ap- i Where very tine
plication to the next crop may sired, well-rotted cu"31"''
then be reduced by these amounts, screened, and the ivaSt tti
T.imn la Twpdp.1 nn hiVhlir arid not li.n,...ui. , ,"s tr
he nodded emphatically. "Ve vill
take them down there at vunce."
(To Be Continued)
A Change In
Owing to conditions beyond our control, oa
BUDGET BUYING is now limited to RADIOS AX
We appreciate all the installment buying of
many customers and trust that they will continue a
the new cash basis.
WE STILL MAINTAIN OUR'
J. C. GALUSHA, Owner
Phone 10f5 WaynesMi
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