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Don't Let Our Boys Down Get In Your Scrap I
THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
i u ksua x , UtTOBER 20
By ARTHUR BOERL
C " CT VER !.
man at the nifrht desk
uug Up tne .loiinoiie wit"
m, sharp click, swung around
in his creaky chair, adjusted his
heavy horn-rimmed glasses and
peered in squinting fashion through
office. At the far end of the
room, hunched over a typewriter,
he spotted the object of his speech.
"Dale something good," he
called in a throaty voice,
Robin Dale straightened up,
took one look at Pop Beacon and
grabbed his coat.
"What is it. Pop murder?"
boy. Go up to
the Wayne place.
Just off the Drive
at about On
old man's been
. bumped off and
there's a lot of
mystery about it.
"Reilly at the
D. A.'s office just
called me. There's
a big story in
this, Dale, and
Til hold the spot
in the first edi
tion for it So
1 go ont and get
Rob la Dale
hurried out into a
night. It was lata
October and the
rain, driven on
'the first chining
blasts of oncom-
' In a. OTtntAV aanf
trating to tha
marrow, of the
bones, Ee as
baddies' ap a sv
as it aped over
reflections of the street lights on
the black-wet pavement of the
Drive making a mental resume of
old Silas Wayne.
Silas : Wayne had figured m
news reports on and off for many
years, during which he had devel
oped a little, second-rate hotel, the
Wayne Lodging House, on lower
Broadway, into the chain of mag
nificent Wayne Hotels which were
objects of pride in every large city
in the country. But it was rather
his eccentricities than his growing
wealth through which he broke
into print. He had permitted his
brother to die a pauper's death
because he detested failures. When
a certain President invited him to
join a conference for the better
ment of general buuiness condi
tions he refused to accept, stating
he was interest) only in his own
busi"", which needed no better
ment. He sent a trusted employe
io the penitentiary for defrauding
him and then adopted the em
ploye's homeless child. He was a
confirmed bachelor, for his much-printed-and-disputed
that a woman gave nothing to a
man but took everything his
his time and even his
framed a nice little
ticafly and motioned Dale in and
shut the door. ,,
"Who killed the old man,
"The chief and the D. A. him
self are in there now trying to
figure it out There's sdmathin
queer about this whole thing."
"Before you explain, let's have
a cigarette. ' . ,
Jardin held out a pack of clgar
ettas with a grimace of disgust
which required no utterance of
words, uale too one, it u u
irameu u um-c "" r,. . , " j. .
feature on the sidMi-hts of the , proppea rumu w. " -
Silo. Wiimft trairetlv bv the time smpil taoie.
his taxi turned into thf driveway
of the estate. The hou.se was ait
back a hundred yards from River
side Drive on a jetty of land which
stretched to the Hudson Uiver. The
"Now let's have it"
"Well, today Wayne sends for
r '-y f im Central Office, says
:"i h"re tonignt at eigni.
.;. !, -io. At eipht we
ttKCJANT JAP.WN jJpO
to fight rer ft. I enn stlB W
that laugh wnea he said wan
wouldn't anything U fight
when he rot through givtag Oss
their legacies. Then, as he reca
to the desk for soma PW".
suddenly collapsed and UO. tef
down across It Jtot .
onds no one more wB. tM siisMS?
went to the eld man's Sd m
took hold of hta pd?-
look came over the doctors laasj
as he lifted the U aaan ba
into his chair. One e tha wonas
jjave a piercing shriek Joe
stuck in Wayne's heart,
daffHln n&uaad. Dale
the cigarette inte tie little tray
stamped it on nerww.
"Yon were there when ft ne
yes of elgM
"Jast tha4sl ,
about ft. Mobod
nearer than test
feet, no daggei
thrown or we'd
have soon itf
have killed bins
self, even If
bad a reason to
which he didn't,
and yet there
through his heart
and not a chruice
for trick contrap
tions about the
desk because I
"Well, I might
just as well get
busy and figure
it out if I want
t- get the big
story in the
you'll tell us who
As he reached the desk for some papers, be midif soHepseJ smi fell laee immm
big, old-fashioned, turreted house
set like a broad, horned spectre
against a dull background of leaden
sky. Dale dismissed the cab and
hurried to the porch. The desola
tion of the place, the moaning of
the wind through the bare
branches of trees, the incessant
flatter of rain on the dry, dead
eaves, all seemed to give grim
forebodings of tragedy and sent a
shiver through Robin Dale's body.
He dropped the knocker and a
sharp report echoed hollowly at
the far end of the porch.
It was a long moment before the
door was opened, but finally it
swung back and in the dimly
lighted hallway stood Sergeant
Jardin. from Central Office.
"Lo, Sarge. Cheerful sort of a
place, isn't it?" ,
. Jardin grunted unenthusias-
go upstairs to musty old library
that's enough to give a fellow
the creeps. I still dont know why
I was there because the old man
never got that far. There was
Wayne; bis nephew, Claude
Wayne, who's bis secretary; Rob
ert Wayne, another nephew ; Sarah
Boulter, a niece, and her hus
band; Gloria, the old man's ward;
Miss Sheen, bis housekeeper; a
Doctor Bailey, who had been at
tending Hiss Gloria, and myself.
Nine in all. First Wayne insists
upon seeing that all windows and
doors are closed and then the goes
behind his desk. The minute he
started to talk I felt creepy all
over, not only at what he said, but
the way he said it He told them
he got them all together to let them
know what he was going to do with
his money so they wouldn't have
sss k, Prln adviee am
ettes, yonl be makha' yevraetf a
Suddenly. y4i-nitcheeV anrry
words came io theca.from the Iiv
ing room, "why dont yon let her
alone T Ton see she doesnt know
anything about hi. If Silas Wayne
was murdered, it wnant any more
than he deserved r
"That's the doctor. 1 got a
hanch he knows more about this
whole affair than we think."
"Let's go in and see what's de
veloped. That's better than play
ing hunches. If you're really in
terested in crime, Sarge, I ought to
tell yon that it's a very exact sci
ence."1 Before Jardin conld reply Dale
had opened the door to the living
room, where the investigation was
(To Be Coatiaswd ,
( A. i Recorded to Monday Noon
Of This Wek)
Florence Jones, et al to R. J.
Jones, et ux.
Florence Jones, et al to H. M.
Jones, et ux.
K. J. Jones, et al to Florence
G. W. Williams, et ux to H. A.
J. B. Sentelle to W. W. Russell.
Board of Missions of the M. E.
church to William J- Ashworth, et
Get In the Scrap
It's A Fact
It requires as much power to
carry 20 tons of four-engine bomb
er through the sky as is needed
by a crack passenger locomotive
to -haul 1,000- tons of cars and
tender over the rails.
Direct price control is one of the
most formidable administrative
tasks ever undertaken by our gov
ernment, according to the Depart
ment of Commerce.
Regarding Absentee Voting
In General JElection of Nov. 3
Applications for Absentee Voter's Ballot May Be Made
to the Chairman of the County Election Board.
Before Making Application, All Persons Are Urged to
Read the Following Sections of the State Law Concern
ing Absentee Voting This Year:
Section 1. Any qualified voter of the State who finds that he will be absent
from the county in which he is entitled to vote during the day of the holding of any
general election, or who by reason of sickness or other physical disability will be nn
able to travel from his home or place of confinement, to the voting place of his pre
cinct, may vote in any such general election, in the manner as hereinafter provided.
Section 2. Such voter, not more than thirty days, or less than two days prior
to the date of such general election shall make application, in person, by some member
of his or her immediate family (husband, wife, brother and sister, parent and child
only) or by mail, in writing, to the Chairman of the County Board of Elections of his
county, for an official ballot to be voted in such general election. Provided that said two
days minimum shall not apply to voters becoming unexpectedly physically disabled to
attend the polls. .
' . 7 . ' ' "' 'i.7
C. G. BRYS0N, Chairman
Haywood County Board of Elections.
Grants From The
Seventeen persons and firms re
ceived favorable action on , their
applications to the local rationing
board during the past two weeks,
it was learned from the clerk,
Miss Winnie Kirkpatrick.
The group includes the follow
ing : Cicero Crawford, of Waynes
ville, logging operator, 1 truck
tire; Farmers Federation, of Way
nesville, delivery of feed and ferti
lizer, 1 truck tire and 1 truck
tube; West Mining i Company, of
Waynesville, mining operations, 1
truck tire; Grace Lumber Mills, of
Lake Junaluska, lumbering oper
ation, 2 truck tires and 2 truck
Joe Welch, of Waynesville, lime
and farm hauler, 1 truck recap;
Underwood Lumber Company, of
Waynesville, lime and lumber haul
er, 2 truck recaps; W. E. Green,
of Clyde, route 1, lumbering oper
ations, 2 truck recaps.
Rev. L. C. Stevens, of Dellwood,
minister, 1 passenger tire (obso
lete); B. E. Price, of Clyde, route
1, farmer, 1 passenger tire (obso
lete); John M. Spivey, of Waynes
ville, supervision and maintenance
of orchard, 4 passenger tires, 2
Mrs. Turner Gaddy, of Waynes
ville, transportation of defense
workers, 1 passenger tire (obso
lete) ; George H. Ruff, of Waynes
ville, general taxi, 2 passenger re
caps; Raymon Blanton, of Way
nesville, food supplier, 2 passenger
recaps; : W. W. Davis, of Waynes
ville, mining operation, 2 passen
G. C. Hooker, of Waynesville, de
fense worker, 1 passenger recap;
John E. Barr, of Waynesville,
food canning supervisor, 2 passen
ger recaps; M. O. Galloway, of
Waynesville, lumbering operation,
2 passenger recaps.
LOOKING BACK TO AMER
ICA 20,000 YEARS AGO
A cavern discovered in Arizona
reveals the presence of a strange
tribe which may solve the mystery
of the Folsam man of America's
ancient past. Don't miss this in
teresting article in the October
25th issue of
The American Weekly
The Big Magazine Distributed
On Sale At All Newsstands
It's the sun of California -
It's the rugged coast of Maine,
It's the pines of Carolina, '
It's the covered wagon train,
It's a bugle call at Yorktown,
It's a clipper in the bay,
It's a rustic bridge at Concord,
It's a soldier lad away,
It's a country's shining glory,
It's red, white and heaven's blue,
It's an emblem and a beacon,
It's the banner of the true.
It's the prairie and the forest,
It's the hunter's lonely camp,
It's a homestead on a hilltop,
It's a housewife's evening lamp,
Its' the joy of good companions,
It's a pleasant evening's end,
It's the happiness of children,
It's the handclasp of a friend,
It's the magic of the mountains,
It's the rivers and the sea,
It's tolerance and courage,
It's a people brave and free.
It's the kindly deeds of neighbors,
It's fortwHii I
It's the gd worCdonrf
It's a hand for one
Its a lookout's lonely vig1
It's a worker at hk tj
It's, haven for the
TtvJh! 8tr ?6art dismayed.'
Its the sunhght and the stariS
It'B th r.inl .. Wn'8i
T., 7 "'"ww m tne skies i
If s humanity triumphant, I
Its the grandest flag that flii
has dispersed her huge produ(
wuutry. rart i
tanks are made in 6,000 nj
shops and then assembled Unit
ground quarries have been
verted into factnrioo i
Commercial information pertJ
ing to 600,000 foreign buji3
" avauauie in tne files of
Department of Commerce.
To All Voters
Registration Books will be onen at
the voting places in each precinct in
XIsTn IT11TA 1 sOAlinffT AVI S 4r nH..n '
najwuuu vuuiiij uii iiic luiiuwing
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24
Saturday, October 31, will be Challenge Day.
voters who are not registered and who desire
in the General Election to be held November 3, should
see the Precinct Registrar on one of the two Satoj'
days listed above. 7,
C. G. BRYSON, Chairman
Haywood County Board of Elections.
THIS IS TO CERTIFY
THAT OVER N I N ETY PE R CE NT O F
THE EMPLOYEES OF
Carolina powcv & LiKi Comfunij
ARE BUYING U. S. WAR BONDS THROUGH
THE PAY ROLL SAVINGS PLAN
CCRrMKV OF THC YftfASVRY
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