The Evening herald. (Klamath Falls, Or.) 1906-1942, May 23, 1942, Page 12, Image 12

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    SERIAL STORY
CARIBBEAN CRISIS
BY EATON K. GOLDTHWAITE grZWitWA
TUB STOBY Attar Blx raara
a Ula Vntrtt lalaaa la taa
Oartaaaaa, Bill Talcott la ta aa
ttHlT4 af ki braaca Baaaacar
Ji-a wll a aa aaiarlcaa rheaUral
Irn III tola the Amy. Ills iio
for. rlalaar, arrlTea wlla aa
aaSltar who Immedlatrlr eaararra
Jill I wltk a HIVMHTO aaortaire la
ala aorolm ta. Bill Innocent la
farlaaa. Taat vrnlna7 Jan latrr
aaa, eaaala of BUra collrao room
aaata, anaa for a walk wltk Ilal
aar. lHim aha kaa Mat oa tka
aaat Bill warna hrr It la not aafo
aat afara beklnd vrltk a atraasa
i aiaeifawaiu
"SOC-RE A DrnSCTWaS"
CHAPTER HI
nk&COTT was at tha door when
MacDowell moved suddenly.
Mooting his path. "Let 'em go,"
th mustached one grunted. "If I
know my women, that one can
take care of herself."
Taloott itood tensed, glaring
town. "You may be a very smart
taaa where you come tram, Mr.
afacDowill, bat yon dont know
Aba. Island'
MacDowell shrugged. "Why an
aSa ruckus? She's got Halsey with
her. And believe me, he's the kind
Slat dont scare so easy. Or may
he," MacDowell sucked at his
teeth, grinned knowingly, said,
"maybe you go for her yourself,:
huh?"
BIH Ignored the thrust, stepped
back and slapped his hands. In'
Immediate response a shadow
loomed from the darkness of the
terrace behind MacDoweU and thei
Bustaehed one turned defensively, i
Bffl said quietly, "Buckra white
man and missy go out against my ;
orders. Make Sebartien follow'
them."
The black boy nodded, said,;
Tea, baas," and disappeared into!
the night
MacDoweU exhaled with relief,;
wiped sweat from his face, bit off
the end of a cigar and remained
tn place before the door. "What
Is this?" he drawled. "Mean to tell
me nobody can take a walk around
here?"
' "Ton may take an the walks
you like. It so happens that there
are several hundred blacks on the
Island, and they're bad sometimes.
Miss Paterson win be the first
whit woman that some of them
have ever seen. I wouldn't care
to be responsible for what might
bappen."
MacDowell's face became gray,
and the rmllghted cigar sagged.;
"'Good Lord, man, why didn't
you teQ us before? If I'd known'
It was like that, I wouldnTve
topped you!"
'' Taloott smiled icily. "I presume.
ou were afraid I might prevent1
Halsey from telling Miss Paterson i
aomething I wouldn't want her to-
- "Maybe," MacDoweU hedged.
Re found a match, popped it intoi
flame and dragged on the cigar.
"Who's this guy SebasUen that you
sent alter them?"
"My overseer. He's half native.
Vnder usual conditions the men
vffl obey him."
"Under usual conditions"'
MacDoweU frowned and glancedi
an easily at the terrace. "Suppose
we ought to follow them?"
Taloott didn't answer. Indicat
ing a chair ha said, "Sit down.
If s time you and I had a little
talk. In my correspondence with
Federal Chemical, Halsey and the
auditor are accounted for. Your:
same was never mentioned. I
want to know who you are, end.
your purpose on Abas Island."
The directness of the attack
caught the mustached one com
pletely off guard. His eyes
rounded, his facial muscles sagged:
and his mouth made an O. "Youj
mean," he said, wetting his lips,
"you dont know who I am?"
PALCOTT leaned forward until
his calloused big-knuckled hand
tested on the other's knee. "You
ar not an employe of Federal
Chemical and you're not an audi
tor. I might have thought you-:
were a traveling companion, but
P doubt If Halsey and Strutters
pre seeking company just now. So
(what Is your connection?"
! Sweat showed above the mus-
ached one's collar and the cigar
evolved in his mouth. His face.
(for a moment, became even
And then, unexoectedhr.
i laughed.
"Thjit'a rti'aflv swwll" t, ,4vn.
bed. "You claunin you don't know
(why Tra here. For a minute you
(had me goin'."
Startling as it was, the change
rt front served only to Increase
Bill Talcott's cold wrath "I doubt
If It has occurred to you," he said
Idly, "that this frameup of the
missing vouchers is as weak as
water. By merely lifting a finger
could have the lot of you tossed
In Jail. Have you ever seen one
of our tropical Jails, Mr. Mac
DoweU? They have no roofs, and
the tun boils down and there are
rats and scorpions "
"Threatenin', era you?" Ugly
red crept through the gray of
MacDoweU'i cheeks. "And I
thought you looked like a decent
kind of guy. Why, you cheap
trook!"
"Be careful how you talk," Tal
eott said calmly, "It happens that
for every one of those vouchers'
there are two facsimiles. One is
In the possession of the steamship
lines that carried the nitrates, thai
Ither with the Netherlands gov-'
mment official who collects a taxi
nn every pound taken from the!
Island, The remittances have all!
been made to New York and the'
fcank in WUlemstad has a com
plete record." BUI Talcott leaned
(forward and his long fingers
closed in a steel-like grip on Mac
lma "Vnit an vnim
friends haven't a leg to stand on.
Now, who are you and what is
pour game?"
"Leggo my kneel" MacDoweU
yelled.
BUI Taleotfs strong fingers re
leased with disdainful move
ment and th mustached ona
rubbed vigorously. The words had
brought to his face a mixture of
doubt and surprise, and Talcott
followed his opening swiftly. "If
Halsey pocketed those vouchers
thinking he could force ma to re
main here, he'd better devote
some of his time to studying Fed
eral Chemical procedure. Only he
and Struthers had access to those
records and one of them must be
the thief. Now, where do you
com in?"
MacDOWELL stopped rubbing
his knee. Plainly, he was
annoyed. Some deep-seated con
viction of his was being rudely
shaken. His eyes clouded and the
burned-out cigar sagged. As if
weighing Talcott against some
mental standard he sat Then,
i slowly, his hand moved to his
pocket It came away, bearing not
identification' papers, but a wicked,
snub-nosed pistol.
"You claim Halsey and Struth
ers rigged a game on you?" he
grunted. That's what they all
say. I had you sized up for a
decent sort of guy until you
started to use threats. If you're
innocent and got something to
Drove it like you sax. I dont sea
jwhat you're worry in' about Aa
for you not knowin' why Ito here,
that's a laugh. Do I havta show
you my badge?"
Talcott stared. "You're a de
tective?"
"You re starttn' to get smart"
A painful flush stole through
BUI Talcott's cheeks. He might
lhave guessed the man's identity.
Who hired- you?" Talcott de
manded. MacDoweU hesitated, hefting
.the revolver. His eyes masked his
a
-thoughts now, th veiled, cunning
eyes of the paid manhuntor facing
.his quarry. To MacDowell it
idldn't matter whether Talcott was
guilty or not! he was doing a Job
(or which h was being paid. His
(orders were to bring Talcott back
iif tha auditor proved a shortage.
That worry vanished from Mac
!Dowell's mind when he saw Tal
cott's face. Strained, white, tense,
alarmed eves glaring into the
hlackness beyond the terrace. And
ithen MacDoweU heard it Above
the soughing wind in the palms
sounded the sudden, imperative
bleat of a whistle.
(To B ContlWd)
A Pittsburgh firm which has
been making auto springs and
bumpers for 29 years is now pro
ducing armor plate for tanks.
Fifteen former competitors have
Joined in filling a $306,000,000
government order.
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STTiit-JlH:"
THIS CURIOUS WORLD
By William
Ferguson
A ROWING
g SQUASH PLANT &U V 1
HAS BEEN KNOWN TO MM ll I J I
RAISE Ai WEIGHT OP II SV"Tr w I
v or r i ar
Can vou tell, withim if l
IOO DEGREES OF WHAT IS 1 V J I
ABSOLUTE ZERO, THE r
I Tfjm Dkoa rr tarn f I
ANSWER
Fahrenheit
-
-DOB rEATHE RSTON ,
LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY
WAS CURIOUS AS TO
WHEN AND HOW He
BROKE HIS WATCH
CRYSTAL, AND WHY
IT CRACKED INI THE
FORM OF A .
JEWELERS
FOUND EXPANSION
DID IT, CAUSED
BY PLACING A
COLO WATCH
IN A
WARM POCKET.
T. a Ufa v. a pat. wr.
Absolute zero Is approximately minus 460 degreea
KEXT: Alabama's sea serpent
CIVILIAN DEFENSE GROUP ' I
HORIZONTAL
1 Depicted is
insignia of
V. S. Civilian
Defense
Firemen.
8 Bitter vetch.
8 Decay.
10 However.
12 Powerful
explosive
(abbr.).
13 Flaxen cloth.
IS Baglike part.
IT Disencumber.
18 Baseball
player.
19 Cooking
vessel.
21 Gaelic.
23 Half
Answer to Previous Paulo
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14 Abnormal
smallness of
D the body
(med.).
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17 Their duties
are similar to
those of
firemen.
20 Herd's-grass,
22 Abstract
beings.
23 Harem. T
26 Article of
furniture.
35 Harem roots. 54 Greek goddes jg std coverlfifl
24 Symbol foe
germanium.
25 New
Brunswick
(abbr.).
27 Open (poet).
36 Near,
37 Subtle
emanation.
(prefix). 39 Unit of
measure.
41 Cereal grain.
42 tike a hepar.
47 Containing ore
48 Egyptian evil
divinity.
29 Print measure 50 Ringworm.
30 Indian. SI Burmese
31 Painful. umbrella-
32 Pound (abbr.) shaped
84 Hypothetical ornament atop
structural pagoaas.
of dawn.
55 Nickname for
Harold.
56 Feeling.
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3 Eye part.
4 Solitary.
5 Newspaper
paragraph.
6 Railway j
(abbr.).
? Affirmative,
8 Concludes.
11 Narrow band.
33 Purchases.
36 160 square
rods.
88 Bamboolike
grass.
40 Christmas
earoL
43 And (Latin).
44 Pastries.-
45 Wild OX.
'46 Experiment.
49 Transposes'
(abbr.).
61 Light brown.
53 Biblical .
pronoun,
unit
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