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I ,p4y OCTOBER 8, 1942 (One Day Nearer Victory)
THE WAYNES VILLE MOUNTAINEER
U", . ont upon
fETORCOTTEN FLEET MYSTERY
,i was noDou,
& ' Ti-rifc and the
iSS. were to be
faring above a Uitfe
ild the Mount Ver-
Siena or re-
.. ... : tlniM'i
re-shali we see
.1 look while there's no one
fil , .h murmured ana
K 'muddied arm through
fc " . u eooms ripht
- own secret after all.
. :nfiT nnpiicu J
"is-l . lifetime
1 1 v.riist. a shimmer-
Jipse above a uu
. .v Patuxent. Skill-
..... nmns OI ucwpm v
. j feather in mid
ien moorcu -
A dyed distant marshes a
herald and drew bright
a ,nd squares from the still
I .. nf HflTllXtUWIl. At u
I , ',:), dreadful ruby
Cess that pool of blood in the
w 1. : AnM nrhtpn
a of the smoMHg iui .........
d the spot where Mears had
a under Colby's bullet.
Ldying the girl by an elbow,
her Dast the firme
st nun iv
L loavenir and directed her
to the enigmatic, dust aimea
aits of tne negro ki
iw W cautioned when they
Ld before it, "not to let it be
Mj disappointment if there
t Birthing there. There may
be, you know "
T think." she said with a auick
L that wanned his heart, "I
bear it better today than I
font ay that unless you mean
f There was a fierce, insistent
Lion in his sunken and blood-
We do really fine laun-
Vingat very thrifty prices
(i can afford. W or k
Mes no matter how
rimy come up fresh and
jpotless with our thorough
Wing methods. Let us
the family's clothing,
Sfflnld Ql4inlAC3 anil ttll
.iu um OllU au
t Batwnrk im M
tip you get rid of Wash-
shot eves as he. atenned in front nf
her and caught her by the hands.
Do you i '
"Oh. mv dear vea " wa all
Geneva could aay, then his eager
. . 1" 1. 1 . ,
nara-uppea usses cnec&ea lurtner
speech. If she was surprised to
find herself in his arms she did not
betray it It was rather as if she
bad been surprised all her life at
not beinsr in hi rm and that
that situation had abruptly come
to an ena.
"I I'm riad vou did that he-
fore we looked," she breathed.
"I wanted you to know, he cried
in a voice far aofter than aha had
ever heard him use before, "that
that oh well, you know I" He
kissed her again and yet again
they had been through so much to
"Look here, young lady," he
turned away, "you're corrupting
me I'd better be getting to work."
"But Don, 1 don't think it could
be there," she protested, "Why
would . Kraus have hidden the
jewels in a public room like this?
It would have been hard for him
to have worked undetected."
Colby paused, eyes wandering
over the mantelpiece.
"Don't think your objection is
well founded," said he. "I don't
know of any more lonesome place
than a ship's smoking room after
one o'clock at nicht. Verv likely
Kraus picked a stormy night when
. . li ; l .
people weren i moving aoom more
than thev had to.
"But wouldn't it take a lot of
time to get one of those figures
free? ' Geneva insisted.
"Not necessarily. Look." He in
dicated the full bosomed figure up
on which their attention was cen
tered. "With half an eye you can
see that the carved figure is simply
set into the mantel irame like a
sort of inlay. Probably one or two
French nails are all that are re
quired to hold it in place. You see
it would never come under much
"But I still don't see, Don, why
be would pick a public room."
The exsoldier's brown features
contracted in thought.
'tf think there are several good
reasons. First of all Kraus want
ed to put his loot in a place that
would be always accessible. In
other words, if he hid it in a cabin
he might not be able to get mat
cabin just when he wanted it. And
if he insisted too much on navmg
..arts in cohin. especially an un
attractive one such as a man of
his type could afford, it woum
arouse suspicion. Something he
didn't want under any circum
Colby cocked his head to one siae
-j .naAi,iotirolv fincered tne
blunt tire iron which had served
Vogel as a jimmy. :
"Here in a public room ne w
always get at it. And then again
there was no danger oi ine j.au...
plan being altered or renumoeieu.
Something wnicn mppma
Having qualified as administra
tor of the estate oi mrs. .
Liner, deceased, wife of Dr. W. H.
tot- nf Havwood county. iN.
ia tintifv all persons
having claims against said estate
to exhibit them to me uuuc.e,.
at Waynesville, N, C, on or before
.i. Sor.tj.mher. 1943. or this
notice will be pleaded m bar there
of- AH persons lndeDtea w
estate wiU please make immediate
This September 2nd, 194.
DR. -W. H. LINER,
No. 1230 Sept 3-10-17-24 Oct. 1-8
SCOTT'S SCRAP BOOK ByRXSCO
frequently on a steamer. At a
last argument," he said as he drew
up a chair to the mantelpiece,
"I think Krana wantvl tn nick a
distinctive hiding place one that
a confederate could recognize with
out difficult in eaaa Krana could.
n't come for the loot himself, which
is oi course waat nappenea.
He swung up on the mantelpiece
and began to examine the - wood
work with creat ear.
"Do you see anything? ' she de
"Yes." he replied, "there are
four or five faint marks on this
side of the molding, but they may
have been made bv workmen when
they installed the figure. Well
see m a minute now, anyway.
Oblivious to faint voices sound-
in? on nhora and from the Monti-
cello, Colby continued to examine
the mantelpiece while Geneva
meanwhile sank into a shrouded
arm chair and sat ouite still, ig
noring the fact that a little pud
dle was forminc from the drin of
her wet skirt, looking up at him
from aiinrine wine ffrav eves.
What a strange mixture was this
man. Of him she even now knew
nothing save that she was content
to follow him anywhere, anyhow.
The crackle of splintering wood
drew her attention as he applied
Vogel s jimmy to the bacKing oi
the carved figure.
"She's fairly loose," he called
citedlv. "I think we " But just
then the grinning negro girl jerked
forward and came loose so easily
that Colby had to clutch wildly at
it and was barely able to prevent
its crashing to the tile before the
It was characteristic of Donald
Colby that he said nothing when
he found himself peering at a long
slot into which the nymph's back
ing had been fitted. Now there
was exposed a further space per
haps four inches wide by eight
inches tall and securely jammed
into it, was a flat parcel done up
in yellow newspaper. Still silent,
Cnlhv rot down and nassed it to
the seated girl, and she accepted it
but with her eyes still fixed on
"That table please," was all she
Raid. When he broueht it she
carefully slipped aside the cotton!
strincr securinsr the Package and
commenced to unwrap it, creating
little crackling noises that filled the
whole garish smoking room.
The sun, on rising a little higher,
crept in through a leaded window
and revealed in Geneva's cheeks
color whipped back by an over
Towering above the wholly ab
sorbed girl stood Donald Colby,
feet a little apart and looking more
like an Indian than ever. His lips
took on a peculiar twist when the
paper fell apart and a lance-like
sunbeam leaped into a mass oi
diamonds, emeralds, sapphires, and
pearls, to escape again amid a
maddening burst of rainbow hues.
''Thank God," murmured Geneva
Benet, and then again very softly,
"Thank God, Mother darling!"
Suddenly, in a single gesture,
& jojk. vitiia
AM. bOWt Wtlfcut
Ra te. V
j i m - ... .
Here's How You May
Send Gifts Overseas
Here are the nost office depart
ment's recommendations for Christ
mas mail to service men outside the
1. Parcels, letters and cards
should be mailed between October
1. and November 1 the sooner the
better, regardless of where you live
or where the article is going, ue-
WOOD USED roB-'
f antlV. MTMCA
The Mountaineer Stationery Department Has
STEEL FILES-BOXES -CABINETS
ses range from a file that holds 300 cards to 1,800
h from 3- by 5-inch cards to 5 by 8 inches. In
botl single and double units. Heavy steel construction.
NO MORE FOR THE DURATION
A complete stock of
Index Files for all
sizes up to legal
' hve letter and legal size Folders in two weights
' fdso Tab Indexes V
"Stationery and Supplier for Office, Home and SchooC
she divided the glittering heap in
half and held out a handful of
gems to the spare figure before her.
A strand of gjlorious emeralds
throbbed with the verdant lights
of a tropic jungle, a huge sapphire
gleamed like the Caribbean, but
the ex-soldier stood very still and
slowly shook his narrow head.
"Thanks," he murmured, "I
can't take them."
"But you must!" she pleaded and
sprang up. "Here! Take them
You've earned them, I want you
to have them."
"Sorry," he insisted earnestly.
There are regulations against it."
"Regulations?" she burst out
"Surely the rules of that funny
little country you used to serve
aren't binding now?"
''They aren't," he admitted, tak
ing the jewels and replacing them
with their fellows. "But the reg
ulations of the Department of
Justice are. They say in so many
words; 'No operative of this de
partment shall under any circum
stances whatsoever accept a grat
uity for the performance of his
Geneva Benet began to tremble
"Then then you aren't a sol
dier of fortune?"
,nn one sense I was until about
a month ami." he explained. "The
department, you see, Bent me to
join the Bolivian army in oraer w
trara from that end certain ille
gal arms shipments being forward
ed from the United btates to a
"And you found out what you
"Yes." A wry smile tilted over
Donald Colbv's face. "Anyhow, I
spent three months in the jungles
of El Gran Chaeo and nearly got
killed first. Barely got away with
mv life at the end. You see 1 knew
the agents were watching the big
ships for me so I stowed away on
a o-uann lmtnever nick a iruano
boat, Sister," he added with a grin.
"Limburger is heliotrope to guano."
He shrugged and made a little
spreading gesture with his hands.
"After that I thought I could take
a furlough, but my ship had barely
reached Savannah than I Rot in
structions to go immediately to
Solomon's Island. I was instruct
ed to find out what had hanncned
to those three missing watchmen."
"So you you were from the De
partment of Justice all the time!"
She was staring at him, quite for
g-etful of the fortune which glit
tered and throbbed before her. "
T ddi I'm afraid I was Drettv
rough, but you see, my dear, I had 1
no idea what the situation was. I
had to be suspicious of everybody
"Had you any knowledge of the
"None. Thoua-h I realized, of
course, something pretty valuable
must have been on these ships to
cause so much excitement in a
backwater like this." He glanced
out of a window and pointed to the
shore. "By the looks of that I
think this detail is almost at an
Somewhat unsteadily Geneva
Benet rose and. standing beside
him. watched Ehrenbreit. Ferra-
son and the rest step from a large
rowboat onto the rickety pier. They
stepped awkwardly, as men do
when their hands are secured be
hind them. Standing about were
half a dosen figures in the brown
and black uniform of the Mary
land state police. Others were
hailing an ambulance which had
run down to the shore.
"I see they have them all. That
means that the case is at an end?"
"And then what?"
"Why, darling, I'm thinking of
undertaking the pleasantest as
sienment of mv life." ho cried as
he swept her into his arms again.
On that nearby table the jewels
shimmered, lovely but quite for
gotten, THE END
livery cannot be guaranteed after
2. Gift packages should be mark
ed "Christmas Parcel."
3. Parcels should not exceed 11
pounds in weight or 12 inches ta
length or 42 inches in length and
girth combined. If possible, bold
them to six pounds and the sise of
4. Don't send food (except hard
candies) or clothing. Service men
have plenty of both. Dont send
anything inflammable like matches)
or lighter fluid. Dont send intoxi
cant. 5. Wrap packages substantially
but fix them so they may be easily
opened for censorship inspection.
Be sure that smaller packages, in
side the big package, are tightly
6. Postage must be fully prepaid.
Consult your post office for parcel
post rates. Better insure pack
7. Such messages as "Merry
Christmas," "Do Not Open Unt
Christmas," etc., are permitted if
they do not intent ere with the aa-
No sadder proof can be given by
a man of his own littleness than
disbelief in great men. Carlyle.
All persons will take notice that
the undersigned, who was convicted
in the Superior Court of Jackson
County of a charge oi violating tne
prohibition laws, will apply to the
Parole Commissioner to the end
that he be paroled. All persons
objecting to the granting of a pa
u,iii file said obiectlons with
the Parole Commissioner,. Raleigh,
No. 1245 Oct. 8-15.
Protection of Property in War Time!
In addition to the regular protection which you carry
against ordinary hazards, you need War Damage pro
tection. We can secure this type of policy for you from
the War Damage Corporation, a government agency,
which is the only way you can protect your property
against War Damage.
The L. N. DAVIS COMPANY
Phone 77 INSURANCE Main St.
NOTICE OF SUMMONS BY
TM THE SUPERIOR COURT
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF HAYWOOD.
HAZEL T. COWAN
GEORGE M. COWAN, JR.
The above named defendant will
tVe notice that an action has been
commenced against him by the
plaintiff for the purpose oi secur
ing an absolute divorce from him
nn tho irrounds of two years sepa-
......,------- - . , - , ,,,
ration; and the deienaant win iux
trr taVe notice that ne is requir-
aA tn annear at the office of the
Clerk of the Superior Court of
Woimrnnd County not more than
thirty days from the 16th day of
October, 1942, and answer or de
mur to the complaint filed in this
action, or the relief demanded by
the plaintiff will be granted.
This the 23ra day oi aepiemoer,
AcciBtnnt Clerk Superior Court.
No. 1239 Sept. 24 Oct. 1-8-15
in OUc Ben bo a won uubu csiswuv r - . in 11
NOTICE SERVING SUMMONS
tm THE SUPERIOR COURT
rr a Twnnn rniiNTY. "
tin. A .
TOWN OF WAYNESVILLE
oirAr.iW L. WELLS and wife,
LUCY WELLS, and HAYWOOD
The defendants Reagan L. Wells
n.ifa T.ucV Wells, will take no-
BUU " ... 1
tice that an action entitled as above
has been commenced in tne cuper
: r"rt nf Havwood County. N.
IU. WV.i. - - . ,
C to foreclose tax and special as-
sessment liens on rwu eii.i
te in aforesaid County ana btate,
t, aaid defendants will fur
ther take notice that they are re
quired to appear at the omce oi
.u i-iiri. nf the Snnerior Court of
UIC r -
said County in the Courthouse In
Waynesville, North Carolina, witn
thirtv lavs after the 14th day
ntnher. 1942. and answer or
demur to the complaint in said ac
tion or the plaintiff will apply to
th Honrt for the relief demanded
in said complaint
This September ln,
r TT T.EATHERWOOD.
Clerk Superior Conrt
b were born and raised
in these parts, just like
most of our customers . . .
Down here live trie folks we grew up.
with ... our neighbors. We work along
side you, pay taxes with you and vote
with you. So we have come to think of
you as our very own customers so long
as we deserved your trade.
To do that, of course we had to make
as good Ale and Beer as you can get
anywhere in these United States.
We seem to have done that, because
the very best breweries in the country
have come into this community and
fought for your trade. It was a good
lair fight, and we are proud that in the
face of it Atlantic Ale and Beer have
for years hel4 their lead over all other
.. brands. . . r .
Now war has come along and the
needs of war have brought all sorts of
restrictions. Metal caps . . . restricted
'deliveries and whatnot You can't get
help-it's gone into the Armed forces
. . . to fight for our way of life.
Many competitors have abandoned
this market and are now devoting all
their efforts to serving their own bomd
That means that somehow weVe got
to step up production so as to not only
fill the gap but meet the Increased
needs of our "home folks". And it's
yital need to many, a refreshing glass;
of cold beer is a pleasant way to essen
tial relaxation and helps combat thd
tension and strain of the war job.
Faced with unprecedented demand,
the Atlantic Company has increased itt
production to the limit of the capacity
of its four breweries without sacrificing
quality one iota.
Sincerely, it's not a question of sell
ing beer or making money. Under
present conditions we can probably sell
all we can brew . . . and more. It's a
matter of pride with us now, to keep
the faith by looking after our own
Atlanta Cax BrmrK A Iff, CfcH. IMrfbft. OrWad
No. 1237 Sept 17-24 Oct 1-8.
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