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MEDFORD .MAIL TRIBUNE, fEDFORD, OREGON, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1934.
A New Serial
GODDESS
ly Herbert Jensen
&r.0t8IS: Juit before then
are to be sacrificed to a heathen
and in the Yucatan (UHfllo by the
ahktn ot a innate band. Frank
Grahame and Janice Kent eecane
in a vlane. Thev eraeh however
becauee Frank' wountle make him
loee coneoiousneae. While follow
ing an aoe old Uavan road through
the Wilde theu --each He end. and
tall into a valley. They are ex
plortna it. next mornino. when Jan
ice diecover eomethtno etartlina.
Chapter 38
THE AHKIN
10 Frank on the opposite tide ot
the scream u seemea mat it toon
almost a physical effort (or Janice
to turn her eyes toward him. Bbo
put ber foot upon the log and ran
lightly across.
"You might have slipped," remon
strated Frank as she stood beside
blm. Her glance met bis. "What
Is It?" be said with quick concern.
Her (ace held a curious expression,
"That stump, Frank. That tree
was chopped down, or gnawed."
"Are you sure?"
At her nod he stepped past the
withered leaves 01 tbe palm top and
made the passage back to the other
aide.
He examined the ends ot the stump
and log. Janice was right. Tbey
looked as 1( they bad been cut by
man with an Incredibly dull axe.
Frank rejoined the girl. His ex
presslon was thoughtful.
He said, "Let's go on." He did not
tell her that he had noticed another
and more disturbing thing. A (alnt
trail led away from tbe tree trunk
through the sort ground. Jungle
grass grows fast. Tbe path was
(alnt but discernible. That meant
that the trail was being used at
present!
They skirted the base ot the small
bill keeping wltbin a (ew yards ot
tbe stream's edge Suddenly Frank,
ahead of the girl atopped. He sniffed
the air.
"I smell smoke," said Janice.
"There must be people nearby. Oh
Frank, perhaps"
She brushed past blm. "It's com
Ing (rom over there. I see It now!"
She began running. It was tben
tbat Frank realized that they were
on a trail, doubtless tbe continua
tion of the one he'd seen on tbe
other side of the palm-trunk bridge.
He called out, "Stop, Janice!
Walt! They may be"
He saw the running girl halt sud
denly. She gave a short scream and
recoiled. Frank snapped out his
machete and leaped (orward. .
The path bad given way to a
small clearing. grass, thatched
roof hut stood on the farther side.
There was a small pipe ot rocks In
the middle of which t fire burned.
But lying beside the Are, bis Jet
eyes gleaming coldly on either side
ot his beaked nose, was the figure
ot the ahkln, blgb-prlest ot the
bloo ly cult ot the Bat!
JANICE! whirled and ran down the
back trail. For a moment Frank
tood hesitating, swinging bis ma
chete, and staring at tbe eyes of liv
ing hate tbat burned in the dark face
ot the priest.
The man's head-dress was gone.
His (eatbered ornamentation clung
to him In-damp bedragglement. The
gristly bide of skin lay balf over bis
extended legs. Despite his wrecked
costume, the man'r murderous fa
naticism clad him like a garment
Frank beard Janice call (rom a
distance. Warily he backed away.
The ahkln made no move to follow.
He lay, bating Frank with his eyes.
He Joined bis companion at the
stream's edge. She admitted, with
nervous apology, that she'd lost her
bead.
"His eyes!" she exclaimed with a
shudder. "Tbey were like poison!"
Sbe put her hand to her heart. "I
seemed to (eel bis glance here!
Let's go back to our camp."
Tbey hurried, stumbling through
the vague trail they'd hacked that
morning. Frank was busy with bis
thoughts. How had the ahkln sur
vived tbat terrible (all? How bad
he come to this Isolated spot.
A vague explanation was pressing
Into his consciousness, a reason
remote and incredible. That stream,
sliding swiftly tr rough this little
sunken valley could It be that the
pool of the cenote beneath the pyra
mid connected with this valley?
Was this valley Just another
elongated cenote, througb which
the stream ran too swiftly to dam
Into a pool? That would mean that
this valley was a freak formation
of nature, that the underground
river, gnawing Its way through the
limestone had Anally undermined Its
arched roof and caused the ground
above to (all Into the cavern below.
No wonder that the clltfa bound
Ing the little valley were cincave
and showed no .ace up which they
might climb to the upper level.
Frank followed close upon Janice's
heels. He kept his machete bared
tn his hand.
They burst through the matted
growth of vegetation Into the grove
of palm trees where their fire still
smouldered. The girl uttered a
sharp exclamation and stopped sud
denly. A dim figure seemed to drift Into
the brush beyond the Are. Almost
It seemed that It was shaped (rom
the fire's smoke. Frank leaped (or
ward. It was no figure of smoke.
He heard tbe crash of shrubbery,
the sound of a heavy body breast'
Ing the tangle.
He saw the bushes waving ahead
of blm. Plunging through in pur
suit, Frank raised the heavy blade
cf bis machete. If this were tbe
FEDERAL AID FOR
NATION'S SCHOOLS
TOPIC AT SESSION
WORD TO START
AT
P
CLEVELAND. Feb. 27. (AP) T7ie
question of how much financial help
the nation's schools may be able to '
get from the federal government was
the prime subject of conversation to- I
day for thousands of school superln-
tendents. j
Sums as high as half a billion
dollars were discussed Informally by
delegates to the convention of the
National Education Association's de-
ahkln. come by some secret trail to ' f"!? tf 'T h"??""' JSSl
ASTORIA, Ore.. Feb. 27. (AP)
Word was received today from Major
General George A. White that work
will start at once on additions to
Camp Clatsop, near here. Involving
the expenditure of between $40,000
and tSO.000. The camp Is the sum
mer encampment site of the Oregon -National
Ciuard. I
The work will Include coiutruc-1
tlon of a large warehouse which can
also be used as an assembly hall, l
five new bathhouses, additions to 1
the sewage and electric wiring sys- j
terns, and general repair of existing
buildings.
General White Indicated efforts j
are being made to obtain jn addt-i
tlonal appropriation of - (80,000 for'
camp Improvement.
THE WORLD AT ITS W0RS'
By GLUYAS WILLIAMS 4
Phone 333. Rlnklng Trucking Co
(or Modern Fuel Oil deliveries.
molest them, he was going to have
a settlement now. To wait until
dark would be suicidal with that
manlao loose.
He leaped a fallen log. Brush
crackled ahead. Shrubbery tops
waved; be caught a brief glimpse ot
a human hand raised to pull aside
a bough.
Frank lunged. He heard a startled
cry. Tbe hand appeared again
clencned about tbe handle of a club
tipped with stone.
His machete Sashed up.
He chopped It (orward. It
clanged upon stone; his arm was
numbed with the shock. A bough
switching backward caught him
across the eyes. The pain blinded
him.
Human hands .clawed at bis
throat. He reached (orward and
bis arms encircled a body. He (elt
garments tear as he sought to tighten
his hold. ' The creature he could
not see It writhed and (lopped In
bis grip.
A fist beat at his (ace and he
tightened his arms. He (elt a beard
ed (ace crushed against bis own. He
put up his hand and clamped it
under the hairy chin.
DAMN you! You murdering"
His antagonist relaxed. Al
most he (ell (orward upon blm ao
sudden waa the tactic. He opened
his smarting eyes. A blond-bearded
wild (ace opposed his own. Vivid
blue eyes, wide with a fantastic
amazement gleamed above tbe
bronzed cheekbones. The bearded
lips parted in an astonished, unbe
lieving smile.
Frank Grabame!" the man ex
claimed. "Frank"
Frank muttered, "Hilly Langtonl"
He brought up his free band and
passed the fingers througb his hair.
The other said, "Take your paw
off my throat, you hoodlum."
Frank dropped bis hands to his
side. Langton swayed, and would
have fallen but tor Frank's, In
stantly supporting arm. The man
leaned against a tree trunk, breath
ing heavily, and looking unutter
ably weary.
I'm sort of Weak," be explained
quietly. His smile flashed again.
And what brings you here, strang
er? You always were a (ool (or bust
ing tn places. ... 1 might have
brained you with that swipe 1 took."
He glanced at the ground. "Ah, . . .
here it Is. That club ot mine Is no
plaything." He coughed. "Hello,
you old Jackass." '
Langton's eyes were bright wltb
tears. Frank understood. His own
throat was too tight (or utterance.
His friend, whom he had thought
dead months ago was alive. Us
swallowed but the lump persisted
He sail gruffly:
You djtmned ghost. I might I
have knocked your block oft with 1
that machete. Thought you were
tbe ahkln."
"Oh . . . you found him! I dragged
blm out of the water this morning.
He's harmlesa . . . now. Back broken.
How the devil be got Did youT . . ."
Frank Interrupted blm. "Tell you
later. Tell you Iota of things later.
Let's got back to the clearing."
Janice met them at the edge ot
the little savannah. Frank smiled
slightly as with tbelr appearance
sbe dropped a knotty stick. She
looked at them anxiously as they
approached her.
He said lightly, "Janice may I
present an old friend." He Intro
duced them quite formally.
She gave a little startled cry,
Langtonl" Swiftly ber glance sur
veyed him. Her oyes widened; they
seemed to dim and soften and she
took In each detail of bis appear
ance. Impulsively she stepped or
ward.
Langton stood, a little weary
mile behind the blond mask ot bis
beard. His eyes seemed haunted
with a dull opaqueness bohlnd the
bright blue Irises.
His right arm stood out (rom the
shoulder at an odd angle; the hand
seemed thin and wasted. One (oot
urned Inward, the toe pointed to
ward the Instep ot the other.
(Cefyil'l. t'St. h V-M Intern)
prepared to start general hearings on
a host of proposals fur school aid.
A committee appointed by George
P. Zook, United States commission
er of education, who la on the pro
gram of today's general aeaslon, has
sponsored a bill calling for an ap
proprlatlon of $100,000,000.
Patll R. Mort, of teachers' college,
Columbia University, an authority on
sr.hool finance, said he believed
$400,000,000 would be necessary. '
Superintendent Carroll R. Reed of
Minneapolis, making an estimate of
$500,000,000, declared "when the
road people can ask for somewhere
over a billion, the schools certainly
ought to have half that much. Fed
eral aid of some sort Is inevitable."
In keeping with the times Dr.tgs
end Toiletries at Cut Prices at JAR
MIN'S DRUG STORE.
Suits cleaned and pressed, 8Sc
Oreaaes 75c up. Tel. 83S-J. Economy
Cleaner. 1728 No Riverside.
M U J h UWU I 1 : Wfl ! H m
.i t OhThat's different! "Why didm't
o av vou weee a lodge brother
iim mc nioi rL.fc'. xuu WON I
NEED NDUR. VALVES. GROUND -IfeY
Unsurpassed!'
Piccolo
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while wavTins a "The designated corner
RR VOUR WIFE WHO WAS G0H& TO DRIVE )Nf0
fOWN fO MEET VOO AND 60 0 THE MOVfTS, VOD
DISCOVER -THE KEY OF IRE CAR IN VWR. POCKET"
-(Copyright, 1934, by The Bell Syndicate, Inc.)
S MATTER POP
By C. M. Payne
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TAILSPIN TOMMY Introducing Gilbert Montague !
J?i f- oh it s nsieuft yes,Mnzu., 1 am ; - J C,so--that's i Ves, skeeter-.-twat is h6misht-f he-ano sesices-
Vl flCJNTAGUE.-" --H-, READ'Y TO GO OVER rj C fOlftTETR. C THE BIG MASCULIN& STAR. ' DIDN'T HAVE SUCH HE fllSHT HAVE
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BEN WEBSTER'S CAREER The "Spider's" Orders!
By Edwin Alger
BEN NEBSTBR FELT A SENSE
OF HORROR; LUKE OBRlEtvi , HIS
GREAT, GOOD FRIEND.WASSHOT,
PERHAPS KILLED
ARE THEY WISE? I'LL SAY I THE 3GS UP,
THEY ARE! THE'MICK h SPIDER'
CLHIM'a GIMNlte TWItU
To PICK HIM OFF SO THAT
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TRUGKS VIOLATING
PORTLAND, Feb. 37. (AP) Lw
)l M. Scott, chairman of th atat
highway com miaul on, today ankcd I
Chartfw M. TMomas, publlo utilities
commlMloner, to take direct action '
In enforcing the Uw regulating mo
tor transport permit and mileage
feea.
"Due to non-enforcement of thli
act," Scott wrote, "the stat high
way fund pro bub) y lost 9300.000 the
ftrat lx month of the operation of
thli law."
"We feel certain." he continued,
"that wa are losing money at pres
ent through lick of proper enforce
ment." "The highway comnitMlon. Is r.
celvlng nunieroua complaint Irom Marcii S,
various source.' the letter said, to
the effect that there are many trucks
operating without securing motor
transportation permit and paying
the proper ton-mite fee.
"We would appreciate your Imme
diate attention to theae matter and
the giving of proper Instructions to
the state polios to Vie end that there
be no violation of the motor ve
hicle act and that the state highway
fund receive thla necevary money
for the maintenance of the system
and the retirement of our debt."
CONDON MANNAMED
FARM AID SECRETARY
8POKANK. WoV. reb. 87, (AP)
A. B. Robortaon of Condon, Ore., to
day 'M oppolntMl socrotsry snd
trrnsurtr of tho Regions) Agricul
tural Crrdlt Corporation of Spokane,
RobtrUon formerly waa aMislant
trtaaurfr. Ho tll ajuume office
! March 1.
Oonce st Rogue Elk Saturday ouj.1t,
T-EL? ff QUCK,YOU f AT THE WAREHOUSE
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MR.JEBB!-fS;l60THIMp S SOME MICK SHOT , M MHY 1.
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