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MEDFORD MATT, TRIBUNE, MEDFORD, OREGON, SUNDAY, MAY 25, 1941.
YESTEHDAY:
with Blazt Sherwood and Pete
Mackey, havt landed tn the mid
d! of a Mongolian enoiertorm,
and are now in the reasonably
tolerant custody of the headman
of a tiny village. He plane to take
the lot of them to the eutftoniiee,
and Anne hae pone to find a
woman who epaJc English, hop
trig that ehe may piuoae her to
pipe them eome help. The woman
hae taken refuge in iheepold
! from her irate husband.
Chapter Six
Sudden Plane
THE woman had already bedded
down for the night She eat up
amiably and lighted a candle
when Anne appeared. Presently
ihe admitted that ahe understood
and could talk a bit of English,
that (he had known all along the
traveler! were English and not
Tibetan, though she had told no
one. Her name was Khalima.
Anne showed her a coin, and
the woman's eyes gleamed. She
agreed gladly to circumvent the
men of her family and save the
white woman from being taken to
the bmir.
At the same time, she declared,
.he safest place to hide from the
Emir was in his own palace. His
wife, the princess, would help
them and contrive an escape
across the border. She, also, had
attended a mission school. Kha
lima was her slave girl at the
time. Now Khalima's mother
cooked in the harem.
They could easily gain admit
tance with Anne in disguise. To
night they should go to a serai an
hour across the hills on the main
caravan route to the capital
All this sudden and dramatic
Iiianning left Anne a bit breath
ess, but she determined to follow
the woman. At least it was better
than facing imorisonment. Kha
lima went bustling about In the
shed, wrapping herself in sheep
skins and binding her feet in rags.
when suddenly they heard loot'
Steps approaching.
Sherwood appeared. "You
atayed away so long you had me
worried," he said, coming to Anne
out of the gloom. "Move you oeen
able to talk to herr
"I have," she replied, motioning
for him to sit aown oesme ner on
a sile of fleeces. "Khalima's feel-
in- resentful against all men just
now and thinks we can make her
relatives believe I wondered away
in the storm and became lost
They'll not make much effort to
find me since I'm only a woman,
ahe says, because a woman who
cannot take care of herself is not
worth worrying about She'i go
ing to hide me."
"Where?"
"I'd rather not say. Til be
helped to escape across the bor
der to Chuka."
He petted an Inquisitive sheep
that came up and nosed him.
"Even the sheep find you Irre
sistible," she jested.
"I hope that's a lesson to you
to cease fighting me," he grinned.
She shook her head. "I'm one
of those disagreeably independent
girls.
"There's a remedy for that
when I have time to get around to
It." He pushed the sheep away.
"Did your father send a note by
the Nagara priest who met you? '
"How do you know that man
was a priest?" she asked. "He had
a woman with him and he talked
to me in English."
"Both of them together are one
priest"
She stared at him. "What kind
ef mathematics is that where one
plus one equals one?"
Doddap
HE LAUGHED. "What did you
think of those two who came
to you?"
"They were strange," she said
thoughtfully. "Less childlike and
sly than most primitive people,
but somehow more dangerous."
He nodded. "Smart girl. You're
going to be a credit to our pro
fession. "You haven't told me yet
if your father sent a note by the
Nagaras."
"Why didn't you stay that night
at Jus Masar and find out?"
"I didn't want to complicate
wings lor you.
She looked at him curiously,
Just why were you there?"
He hesitated a moment "I
wanted to see the girl who rated
receiving the Nagara dagger."
"And what about the little bird
that warned you
"Oh, that," he Uughed. "It was
the hermit who lives nearby. I'd
made friends with him.
"How did you know I'd be
there?"
"Doddan divined it He'.
prophet a seer. I didn't believe
him but I flew over just to" he
faltered and smiled "to see if he
was right And there you were. I
guess he's aot me aoina "
They gated at each other until
she brought herself back with an
effort. "Yes. father sent a note.
Would you like to know what was
In It?"
He gave her a sidelong glance.
He told you they had been cap-
6y RiTx AVhfcr flWto,
Anne Wlltard, I tured by the Nagaras ana lor you
I to go aneaa as pianneo.
"Wrong," she smiled. "They are
' negotiating with the Nagaras, and
! we are to go ahead as planned.
But the only plan I can think of
i was a hope to gain permission
i from the Chinese governor to set
! up a radio they took with them
for the purpose of sending out
news or any discoveries iney
might make.1
"He might rater to your pian i
to marry Dr. Oliver."
"Of course not," she cried im
patiently. "It is something impor
tantsomething to do with this
new project." Then she relaxed.
"But Dr. Oliver probably knows
what he means by 'plans' and
'prophecy and will tell me when
I see him if I see him."
Sherwood put a hand over hers.
"You'll see him if I know any
thing about prophecy. Sure you
don't want to tell me how this wo
man is going to help you?"
"Quite sure," she replied and
turned her hand in his to clasp
it "But I want you to know I'm
grateful to you for bringing me
through alive today. Ana now
good by." A sudden constraint fell
etween them. Khalima went to
another shed on some errand and
while she was gone Sherwood
left
Ann heard the nogs barking
outside and feared for a moment
that the head man might have
eome looking for his prisoners.
Khalima returned with the as
surance that he was undoubtedly
deep in ha usual opium sleep by
now. bne neiseu was ready to
travel.
Old Lady
TJLOWING snow obliterated
L) their tracks almost as soon as
made. When they had passed the
last house in the village and
struck off up a side canyon with
a black ribbon of water running
between snowy lands, Anne
caught hold of the older woman's
belt, bent her head to the storm
and Dlodded doggedly along. On
the far side of the divide they
found the wind loss severe.
Very little snow had fallen. The
path led down to bare stony
ground. How Khalima could And
her way was more than Anne
knew, but within the hour as she
had promised, they came to a
caravanserai. It was n mud
walled building of rows of rooms
surrounding a court on three
sides. Khalima took Anne into
the owner's section of the inn and
the Mohammedan woman of the
place promised to help them.
me next nav was clear ana
warm with a return of spring
weather. Anne expected to see
Sherwood and Mackey come by
some time during the day on their
way to the capital, but they did
not show up.
She and the women spent the
afternoon perfecting her disguise,
blackening her teeth with laquer,
rubbing her face with grease and
soot building a cotton hump for
her back and selecting the ragged
clothing appropriate for a pil
grim grandmother.
"It's a good thing for me," she
thought, "that Chinese influence
makes the aged respected in this
Mohammedan section of the coun
try." ....
finally sue took ner purse mir
ror and looked at herself. "Heav
ens, ' she cried In dismay, can
tuis be my parents daughter?
The women giggled, though they
didn't understand her. "My face
looks like a polished cannon Dan,"
she moaned and nroceeded to
streak it with wrinkle lines, ac
cepting a striped shawl to wrap
ner head in.
That evening she went out Into
the public kitchen for practice
and crouched down in a comer
and began muttering to herself as
an old crone should.
A camel caravan lust came in
from the south. The men were
squatted about in little groups
drinking tea and chattering in
half a dozen dialects.
Khalima. sitting near bv. her
fingers busy with a spindle mak
ing yarn, watched anxiously when
one of the men, a little bird-like
fellow with a bird-like voice, ap
proached Anne. With the air of
a kindly fellow remembering his
own mother he offered the old
woman a pinch of tobacco. Kha
lima hastily produced a little clay
pipe, tamped the bowl full,
brought a coal and gave Anna the
pipe to smoke.
She took an experimental puff
with mixed emotions remember
ing that many of the natives add
opium to their tobacco, and then
handed the pipe to her woman to
finish. The man dropped down
crosslegged and began talking to
Khalima who listened as intent
ly as if he were making love to
her. He was telling her fortune.
Anne learned afterwards. He had
a shaven head, an ageless, sexless
yellow face, a wide, humerous
mouth quirked like a bird bill
and the brightest little black eves
Anne had ever seen outside the
animal kingdom.
Presently he drew from the
blouse of his garments a bone
rtute, a little drum made of a
skull, . book and a bell. Then
Anne knew he must be a lama.
He began beating the drum and
intoning a prayer.
Te ee eentinird
On the Radio Chains
STATIONS!
Where to find thrm on the dial
HtX. IIUO, Portland; KM. H
Los Angrlrs; HUA. 1510. Spokane:
KUO. SIU. San rrancl.ro; KUW
20, Portland) KJK. 1000. Seattle:
KNX. 101(1. Lot An-rlrs; KO.t
S50. tlenter: KOIN. :0. Portland:
KOMO. S0. are I Mr j Kpo, S30
nan rranrltco; K9U 1160, Salt
Lake.
Time Shown Is rst
Sunday
0:00 p. m. Manhattan Merry-Oo-Round.
KPO. KOMO, KOW; Charles
Dant's Orch.. KJR. KEX: Summer
Hour, KNX, K8U KOIN; Music For
Everybody, KOO; Melody Time. KEX.
6:S0 p. m. Bookman's Notebook,
KOO. KJR; American Album of Fa
miliar Music. KPO. KOMO. KOW;
Vrneent lopes's Orch., KEX.
6:00 p. m. Hour of Charm. KPO.
KOMO; Ooodwlll Hour, KOO, KEX.
KJR; Take It or Leave It, KNX,
KSL, KOIN.
6:30 p. m Deadline Dramas,
KOW, KOMO; Helen Hayes Theater,
KNX, KSL, KOIN; Comedy, Music,
KPO.
7:00 p. m. Crime Doctor, KNX,
KOIN; Johnny Messner's Orch., KPO,
KOW; Inner Sanctum. KOO, KEX,
KJR: News, KSL; Radio Parade,
KOMO.
7:30 p. m. Ray Kinney's Orch..
KOO, KEX; Jack Benny, KPO, KOW,
KOMOI Hollywood Smart? Party.
KNX, KOIN; Oua Amhelm'a Orch..
KSL; Tropical Moods, KJR
6:00 p. m. Oua Arabella's Orch..
KNX: Walter WlncheU. KPO. KOW.
KOMO; Neva, KJR, KOW, KEX,
KBU Dutch Uncles, KOIN.
6:30 p. rn. Vera Vague. KPO.
KOW, KOMO; Al Donahue'a Orch..
KOO. KJR: Don't Be Personal, KNX.
KOIN.
a 00 p. in. Night Editor. KPO.
KOW, KOMO: Bob Saunder'a Orch..
KOO, KJR, KEX; I Was There. KNX.
KOIN: Everybody Sing. KEX; String
Ensemble. KSL.
0:30 p. m. University Explorer.
KOO; Lionel Hampton's Orch, KPO.
KOW; Book Chat. KEX; News, KJR;
Northwest Roundtable, KOIN; Mlxem
and Matchem. KOMO; Ogden Taber
nacle Choir. KSL.
10:00 p. m. Orzle Nelson's Orch.
KOO, KEX, KJR; Reporter News,
KPO, KOW. KOMO; News, KOIN
KNX; Temple Square. KSL.
10:30 p. m. Etchings In Brass.
KOO. KEX: Ken Stevens. KMX
KOIN: Rev. Henry H. Ness, KJR;
Sabbath Reveries. KSL.
11:00 p. m.- Sklnnay Ennls' Orch.
KEX; News, KOO: Bob Saunders'
Orch, KPO. KOW; Manny Strand's
Orch., KOIN; Knox Manning, KNX;
Symphonle Serenade, KSL.
6:00 p.
Monday
m. Radio Theater. KNX,
KOIIf. KSL: Dr. I. Q. Jim McClaln.
KPO, KOW, KOMO: String Ensem
ble, KOO, KEX. KJR.
6:30 p. m. Drama Behind the
Hews, KOO, KEX, KJR; Floyd
Wright. KPO; Stars of Today. KOW;
Chuck Wagon Serenade. KOMO.
6:00 p. m. Ouv Lombardos Orch.
KNX, KOIN, KSL; Gordon Jenkins.
Orch, KOO. KEX: Contented Hour.
KPO, KOW. KOMO; Scandinavian
Newa, KJR.
6:80 p. m. Cavalcade of America,
KPO, KOMO, KOW; Blondle. KNX.
KSL, KOIN; Natl Radio Forum.
KJR: Mlmo Bondaldl. KOO; Shall
We Waltz. KEX.
7:00 p. m. Amos n Andy, KNX.
KOIN, KSL: Fred Waring. KPO,
KOMO, KOW; Voice of Hawaii, KEX;
Greater Washington Hour. KJR.
7:30 p. m. I Love a Mystery.
KOO. KEX. KJR: Oay Nineties Re-
vue. KNX. KSL, KOIN; Harry James'
Orch, KOMO, KOW; American Chal
lenge. KPO.
8:00 p. m. Nell Bondshu's Orch
KPO. KOW. KOMO; Those We Love
KNX. KOIN. KSL; Amateur Hour,
KOO; Sports, KEX: Buy Washing
ton. KJR.
6:30 p. m. Point Sublime, KPO,
KOMO. KOW: What's On Your
Mind. KSL. KNX, KOIN: American
challenge. KEX: Concert HaU, KJR.
0:00 D. m. Paul Sullivan, KNX
KOIN: Jim Blade's Orch, KEX
Hawthorne House. KPO, KOW,
KOMO: Memory Book, Hot Stove
TRAIN STOP
By GLUYAS WILLIAMS
F
League, KJR; Hymn Serrtce, KSL.
0:30 p. m. Bobby Ramoa Orch,
KPO. KOW. KOMO: Beautiful Mu
sic, KOO. KEX; Lionel Hamptons
Orch', KNX; News. KJR. KSL; North
west Neighbors, KOIN.
10:00 p. m. Muslcale. KNX: Re.
porter News, KPO, KOMO. KOW;
Basin Street Chamber Music, KOO.
KEX. KJR: News. KOIN; Master
works of Music, KSL.
10:60 p. m. Music, KOW, KOMO;
Nail Radio Forum. KOO: Master-
worka of Music, KNX; Eyes of the
World. KOIN.
11:00 p. m. Carl Ravazza's Orch,
KSL, KOIN: Chuck Foster's Orch
KPO, KOMO; This Moving World.
KEX; News. KOO. KGW; Knox
Manning, KNX. Fishing News, KJR.
65 Drunk Drivers
Lose Cards in April
Salem. May 24. W Sixty-
five persons had their licenses
revoked during April for driving
while drunk, the total number
of revocations and suspensions
during the month in the state
being 169, the state department
said today.
During the first four months 1
of 1941, there have been 419
revocations and 42 suspensions,
including 342 revocations for
drunken driving and 30 suspen
sions for unsatisfied Judgments
arising out of traffic accidents.
Closing time for Too Lata to clas
sify Ada la 130 p. m.
STRANGE AS IT SEEMS
by JOHN HIX
Lord edww?d dRuce.
WAS SURIED M HOLLAND..
HEART, ENCASED IN
A HEART OF SILVER, WAS
INTERRED IN
CULROSS.
SCOTLAND
JOE PASCO
Brooklyn
PUNCHED A BAG
CONTINUOUS
FOR ;
8 HOURS
1929.
REALIZE THKT IhAiK
HADN'T BEH MOVING
FOU SOME DME
106K4 OOffe SEE WHERE
TriEY ARE, BUI" Elf MEEfS
N0THIN6 DOT B'UBWRDS
WfOMA'fltAU.V LOOKS flf
WAfCH, WHICH TttlS HIM
NOTrliNfi, BECAUSE HE
DOESN'T KNOW lAHZRE
TriEY1 ARE
LOOKS UP AHP DOWN
AISLE 1t SEE IT THERE
k5 A BRAKE MAS) HE CAN
ASKWHWIHEIfcOUBLEIS
1fclK TO PUT Hft MIND SIAk'5 BUCK RR PLKf-
OU PAPER . BIT ffttJ OUlV FORM To 06K COMDUCfbR,
THINK ABOUT WlSHltJ6 WHESTPWrJ.VVifH vl- '
TriE TRAlM WOULD 6f OLENT JERKS , StARJS
Svfe DOWN, PREClPlDffaV,
m With sigh of relief-
OPENS TAPER. IfeAlrV, Wrfri
A WWEEZE, STOPS A6hiH
b-SA
(RttMttS by Tlia SSell Syndicate, lae
6IVE5HIMSELF OVER 1b
NERVOUS KNE-TAPPri6
AND WftTcH-C0NSl)L1'lH6l
1RAIN EVENTUALLY" 6ET
TiK6 M fORlY SECONDS
HEAVEN .
IS THE OFFICIAL SUCKER
TASTER FOR AN EVANST0N, ILL.,
CANON COMPANY
Her wage us suckers a vear
OPALS HAVE HO C0Uffim
'HE SHADES ARE DUE TO I
PLAWS
1
t
Tm. S. t. a rM. 0e-4Jl rlcfcta n
HEAVENLY JOB
An Evanston, 111., company manufacturing "safety suekers"equipped with flexible handles
Instead of tha usual stick, employs 7-year-old Barbara Schula to try new flavors and distribute
samples among her playmates. According to her contract, aha must receive her "wages" In
advance. She prefers butterscotch.
OPAL HUES
Tha "color" in opals is due to myriad cracks and fractures whose angles break up the
light reflected from tha surface.
MONDAY: Sea of Sand.
New York. May 24. (VTl
William Bioff. leader nf the In
ternational Alliance nf Theatrl-
JUST . . .
18 Shopping Days
until Father's Day
STORE FOB MEN
cal Stage Employes, and George
E. Browne, president of the tin
ion, were Indicted under the
federal anti-racketeering laws to
day and accused of extorting
$550,000 from four Iradmg
movie producers ana aistrmu
tors through threats to tie tip
the entire movie Industry with
a strike.
The Indictment, contalnlna
two substantive counts and one
of conspiracy, was handed up
by a federal grand lury after a
long Investigation by U. S. At
torney Matthias Correa and as
sistants Edward J. Enn.s and
Boris Kostrlanrtz.
The government charged that
Bioff. once convicted as a pan
derer, and Browne, used their
union positions to extort the
half million dollars for them
selves and threatened to tie up
the industry by railing out
about 35.000 men and womrn
in the Industry's mechanical
crafts.
LI'L ABNER Britain Could Use Some of ThisI I B ACAPP
D-DIDVO'SAY YES.V A I I AS MAMHY'S HEART POUNDS WITH I , M , V "V , " jj fl I -- O -GREAT 2
l&fZ&SL VfrZjr hurry AW&tfK M0 "ORt k K RVi vlil ' X SSSPS
Y-YOKUM ?? J sCtA L&s I IN FRONT O HY YES.'.'I ' f Y ,P.1V - ' Z
ls a ""
TAILSPIN TOMMY Skeets Has a Bright Idea . . If It Works! ' ' " ti HKL tijViHS.S't
COSH? YOU'RE RIGHT, TOM.' VwHM EVER. I ICOL.HM.l CABLED " I G-GOLUY.' -Ml I YES. .OR. IF WE ONLV VfSENOR. DON I j S E NO R. Kf HE'S A POWER,
IT WAS RIGHT OVER SENOR. IT IS. ..IT ME THIS M0R.NINO. IP ONLY HAD ANOTHER SHIPWECASMETTO.' CA3METT0J1 1 N THIS HERE
GORCONA'S PLANTATION AT LOOKS AS SAID THE NAVY J OUR AER.IAL COULD HOP BACK TO - prVC ' JWHAT Tff MAUL GOVERNMENT
BOLftNDO.VrVHERE WE WERE S THOUGH . WONT SEND US j CAMERA BOLANDO-. SHOOT SOME w i -( U y .-HE MAY HAVE
SHOT DOWN'.. MEBBE THERES Wt'LL J ANOTHER. PLANE. A HADN'T MORE PICTURES... AND J 1 1 II LOST FAITH IN
SOM ETHIN' THERE TH'SENOR.) NEVER. 1 AND IS PREPARING) I BURNED UP VINDICATE OURSELVES A. ' WJJ Uf ..BUT HElL DO
DONTWANT US TO SEE... r-! SEE IT.') TO RECALL US f-ORj SlN THAT BEFORE THE NAVY r r cfc ' ANYTHING FOR. ;
Trr--r-NA - ' AN OFFICIAL V"JIK V WRECK T DEPT. ORDER.S US S&itiC HIS DAUGHTER .'I'LL
K liail ,'S1' 1" hrEAH? BUT SUPPOSING YNEZ .
NSf !J-- ( I im-hi ft 'MStii I T??7--xrfrv-zi .1 . . ;! . ,al toprs 1 has lost faith alsqke-ts.' !
THE NEBBS Not for Me - - ' - Bt SOL HESS
ten? CHAM&CR
OP COMMERCE,
OF NORTWvmJ.
IS CALV.EO
TO LISTEN TO
A PROP0SlTIC4
TUE MANU
FACTURER. HAS TO
OFTE.
6eNTLEM6rv OP THE ASSOCIATION
lOP COMHVZRCe, THIS MEETIUS 15
CALLED FECAUSP. VgCRe A.SK1K13
TH TOVJK1 TO COM ATE lOO,0OO TO TUE
i GEMTRV MANUFACTURING COMPA.NY
VMHICH WILL BClMGr 50O EPLOEES. TUE
-X AMOUNT IS VNFlMII ESIMALWHEN
NOU THINK HOW KeAL E51A1 C
.VALUES WLL,vNCREASE TEN
TIMES THAT-X 1
MOUNT
oie hunoreo thousamo collars r:
LET THE PEOPLE WHO OWN THE REAL
ESTATE PUT IT UP-1 OONT WANT TO BE
TiVPn FOR THEIR PROFIT. LM NOT SO SURE
1 WANT TO LIVE. IN A TOWN VWHERE 5M0V.F.
IS BELCHING FROM CHIMNEYS, SO ILL HAVE
TOTAKe MY AIRPLANE THROUGH A FLOCK OF
GENTLEMEN. VM GRATEFUL FOR YOUR.
TIME BUT iVE HAD A BETTER OFFER
FROM OTTAWA i CAN SEE MR. NEB S3
POSITION -HE HAS CONE MUCH FOR NORTH -
VILLE, BUT IT WOULD BE MOST EMBARRASS
in3 TO ME TO COME TO A TOWN WHERE YOUSl
MOST ILLUSTRIOUS ClTlIENN 13 SO UN
FRIENDLY TO ME.
a i vk-B -rn cikjr ni iT wuftufui v ENUuv to ne. r-ivra r i
4 riNOU THINK HOW KEAL EST AT C k Cni; -rue ZZ. II -.rCUoCe ?. J
f'-tWV 'Kvh times THAT- Ik iNiri ZK-r J Y.'VS?! V VZZf,S3tZl I