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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1940
Ttit ROAD fO SNANf LON _ Y ESTERDAY: Lynn 3ritton and an American friend, Peggy Telford, are being whisked out of Lanfou, a Chinese city on the Yellow rider, in a plane piloted by one Temu Darin. Temu’s mission in life is to deliver Lynn to the Prince of Shaft i Lun. tcho wants to marry her against Lynn's will, and to dispose some how of Peggy, who is excess baggage at the moment. Chapter 23 Facing Death 'T'EMU steadied his plane and A gave it the gun as they headed north by west. They followed, roughly, a tributary of the great river, passing over peaceful mud brick compounds and villages until a town of considerable size appeared, its western portion a mass of flame and smoke. Temu lifted the speaking tube. "Howshek, a Mohammedan stronghold," he said. 'They seem to be cleaning out the people of: different faiths.” Beyond the town on a mighty ' plain rose smoke from the ruins of a score of smouldering villages. The storm was rolling up like an angry visitation of a horde of na- j ture gods and demons in an at mosphere strangely hushed and > breathless that changed color as they watched, from a clear, trans- J parent sunlight to a menacing | yellow-green. The girls saw Temu Darin j shake his head and look down for • a landing place. This was not a storm that could be ridden out. "Heavens!” muttered Peggy, j “Something tells me 1 should have gone to Nanking with Sam This storm and the look that one- j eared Mongol gave me! Things are piling up.” “I thought that’s what you ! wanted,” said Lynn. ’The Mon- j gol’s name is Bula.” “Fate needn’t overdo things. One consolation is. that if we fall among Mohammedans. I’ll be saved while he goes up in flames, j He looks greasy enough to burn like a torch.” They had been in the air less than half an hour. As they lowered over the terrain it proved deceiving. What had appeared to be smooth, level plain broke up into ridges and flats between in credibly deep canyons in the fine, brown soil. On the flat-topped ridges were crazy-quilt fields of green in jagged little hollows that looked like miniature volcanic craters. Temu dropped low, pancaked in an unexpected air current with out mishap, and landed near a dilapidated walled village perched precariously on the edge of the canyon. The town had not as yet been ravaged by fire. Temu leaped from the plane. “Hurry!” he urged the girls, tak ing their hands as they came, one after the other to break the force of the jump. Chan and Mongol had already seized the luggage. They all raced towards the village gate. Seeing they could not make it in time. Temu shouted an order. Obedient ly they threw themselves face downward in one of the tiny, green crater fields and dug their fingers into the soil and clung to the barley roots as the wind 1 swooped down, tearing at their i garments and the flat bulks off their bodies like hands in a fury j of rage. The plane took a run. i rose a bit. and then dived into the jaws of the canyon. “That’s that!” groaned Temu. As the velocity of the wind lessened a trifle and rain began to slant down in stinging sheets that quickly cleared the air of dust, he rose and drew the girls to their feet. The five of them made their to the village, leaning against the wind and water and breathing when the storm allowed them to. Haven THEY passed through the open gate into a deserted street and found refuge in the first court yard. An old Chinese in pigtail and ragged, quilted garment led them to a dark and dingy room with its inevitable kang, which was both mud stove and chimney bed. Straw and animal chips were it hand to kindle a fire. Bula drew flint and steel from the blouse of his coat and skill fully made a blaze with little smoke to blow back into the room When the wind took a reverse motion. The girls dried them selves as best they could and then curled up on the kang for warmth Chan had secured a saucer of sheep’s fat containing a string wick which he lighted and placed on the little table on the kang. The one small window in the room was sealed with smoke grimed paper. Peggy took a comb from her purse and began to draw it through her flaming hair. She glanced round the dark little hole with its blackened walls and the peculiarly dry, smoky smell of Chinese novels in the cooler lati tudes. She shuddered a little, understood what she felt though she did not share the emo tion of distress. The suave, neat Chinese boy waS malting tea over the fire. The Mongol, looking like a devil-doc tor, squatted in one corner of the dirt floor smoking a pipe, knitting, and muttering prayers between su&. Temu came striding in, tall and dynamic. His brown strong-fea tured face with its striking scar gave him an appearance of a man possessing powers alien to the average experience. Today’s Horoscope Today’s disposition is jovial and sympathetic, perhaps inclined to be rather self-indylgent and may hie for* (at ftomvn- "Shall we ever get out of here alive?” Peggy wailed, her face colorless. Temu sat down on the kang facing the girls and loosened the neck of his leather Mongol epat. He looked at Peggy compassion ately and then stared at Lynn. Her cheeks glowed from their bath in fresh rainwater. Her breast rising and falling in slow easy rhythm, blue eyes gleaming through half-shut lids, pursed lips full and crimson with healthy* color, she appeared as vital and alive as a snow leopard. “Peril seems to agree with you.” he remarked. “You can depend on Lynn for the unexpected,” said Peggy wearily. “I think Fm under a spell," murmured Lynn, “for wherever I am in this strange land I feel at home, and whatever happens I feel is part of the plan as long as I keep true to something that is inside me.” Suddenly her eyes widened and she sat up and looked around. “It seemed for a moment as though Sherdock was here,” she cried wonderingly. “1 fancied I heard him chuckle." Temu gave her a quick, alert scrutiny with a suggestion of ex altation about it that enfolded her in a warm embrace as pal pable as if he had taken her in his arms. His low' voice had deep ened. “You’re learning. Tara Lynn.” She trembled with emotion, feeling close to new experiences and unseen possibilities. Peggy roused from her fatigue. “When do we eat?” she de manded. and the commonplace closed in like a clap of thunder. Chan brought the tea and the lunch basket and served them on the kang where the three sat crosslegged eating sandwiches, salted radishes and litchi nuts Presently Peggy put down her tea cup. “It’s so stuffy in here,” she cried irritably. Escape Plan “IT T E have to keep the door and ’ ’ window closed.” Temu ex plained. ‘That cloudburst was only local and the rain has ceased. Dust is coming In on the winds from the ridges to the north al most as thick as a blast of ashes from a volcano. I hope the storm will blow over before morning. “This village is being evacu ated then, providing Moham medan forces don’t raid it tonight There isn’t a beast of burden jn the place or an able-bodied man. They have all gone to war. It is up to us to w’alk with the refugees to the walled Chinese stronghold of Tusin. If the telegraph is still working, we may be able to sum mon a plane to our rescue. Other wise, we’ll have to secure ponies to take us on to the edge of the desert where my caravan can pick us up. Another half hour in the air and we should have made Watch Tower Wells.” “Perhaps my presence is bad medicine.” Lynn regarded Temu from under slanting brows as he passed the cigarettes. “Great understandings always encounter difficulties,” he re turned. “Is this quarreling or—some thing else?” drawled Peggy. ‘Temu Darin never quarrels,” I Lynn informed her. Temu bowed. “I am the Prince’s representative.” “Ever faithful.” jibed Lynn. Peggy seated herself more com fortably in her corner and looked at Temu. “Tell me about your Prince, Mr. Temu Darin,” she said. He smiled. “Don’t call me Mis ter Temu Darin. Darin is my title and Temu is my name.” He passed a hand through the dust laden air that was filtering into the room like a fog in spite of the closed i door and window. “I’m afraid we’ll all look like mud idols be fore morning.” Lynn regarded the other girl lazily. “Peggy," she mused, T never dreamed that some day you and I would be crouching to gether in a mud hut in a medi eval Chinese village, expecting to be buried in a dust storm if we’re not carried off by Mohammedan raiders in the meantime.” Peggy rallied. “Well, if we live it will at least be something to tell our grandchildren.” “Providing you don’t pass into the slave markets of Turkestan. What would she be worth. Temu, with that red hair of hers?” Temu studied her carefully with twinkling eyes. “I know a fellow in Hami who might give a thousand pounds.” “I venture to say that’s more than Sam would give right now,” laughed Peggy. “I’m afraid I made a mistake in marrying Sam.” Temu spoke to the Mongol. “Play us some music. Bula* The man drew from the blouse of his coat a tiny trumpet made of a child’s femur bone and gave them a melody that reminded Lynn of the songs she had heard Navajo shepherds sing. Even after the men had gone to their sleeping hovel next door, Bula continued to play. When his music had ceased the tempest out side carried on like the voices of screeching demons in the fren% of a devil-dance. It was the howl of the storm that awakened them next morn ing—the tempest had died during the night But shortly before dawn a roar of gunfire and crumbling walls broke loose in the gate-tower at the farther end of the village. Ts be continued be liable to fits of indiscretion. The native has a resolute nature, which should ;be exercised to the fullest; for there are indications of a relapse into weakness, due perhaps more to liberality and frankness than to willfulness. FOOTBALL GOES ON AT CHICAGO —AND MAROON HAS WON TWICE! “Scrimmage” Games Now Played; Six-Man Teams % Given Tryout By EARL HILLIGAN AP Feature Service Writer CHICAGO. Nov. 6—The Uni versity of Chicago may have giv en up on intercollegiate football, but football hasn’t given up on the university. Almost a year ago trustees of the institution abandoned the sport on an intercollegiate basis. Football, though, of not one but two varieties is being played on the midway campus. True, the games go on before empty stands—stands once filled by throngs cheering on great Chicago teams. But the players work hard at the game even though they know they 11 earn neither plaudits of the crowds nor their school letter. Six-Man Game Under supervision of Coaches Kyle Anderson and Nels Norgren, the latter the Maroon basketball coach, the six-man game was in troduced early this fall. Turnouts have been excellent, with some 10 intramural teams competing twice weekly. But the six-man game already has lost a decision to the regular 11-man sport. Early in October, Coach Ander son learned that some 20 of his six-man football players were much better than the other com petitors. They asked to be al lowed to play the regular 11-man game, and were permitted to practice in a group. Later the li man outfit scrimmaged the American College of Physical Ed ucation team, representing a small local school. The Maroons, to the cheers of some 100 stu dents, won that game 13 to 7. Chicago did not officially call that affair a “game”. It was a “scrimmage” conducted as such— with no kickoffs. The hostilities were started by giving the physi cal education team the ball on its own 40-yard line. Last week, the Maroon 11-man gridders were given another workout —against Wilson Junior College. Chicago won, 14 to 0. This affair, too, was unofficial. President Robert Maynard Hutch ins even told the Daily Maroon, student newspaper, that he didn’t know such “scrimmages” were taking place. Sentiment Divided Campus sentiment on Chicago’s abandonment of the intercollegi ate game sertns fairly well di vided. Half the students hope that some day the regular game will be returned to the institution’s athletic program. Three reserves from last year’s varsity and five freshmen nu meral winners went out for the six-man game, but since have swung over to the other squad. Charles Boyd, among them, has played brilliantly in the two “scrimmages”. As some wag remarked. Chi cago, with two victories in as many starts, is off to its best sea son since A. A. Stagg directed the Maroons to a Big Ten title in 1924. SPORTS CALENDAR SOFTBALL GAMES (Btyview Park Field, 7:00 p.m.) TONIGHT First Game—CCC, visiting, vs. U.S. Army, home (Service League). Second Game—Bombers, visit ing, vs. NavSta, home (Civilian League). FRIDAY NIGHT First Game—VPs3, visiting, vs. U.S. Marines, home. Second Game —Pepper's Plumb ers. visiting, vs. NavSta, home. MONDAY NIGHT First Game—U.S. Army, visit ing. vs. U.S. Marines, home. Second Game—Bombers, visit ing, vs. Pepper’s Plumbers, home. BASEBALL GAMES (East Martello Tower. 1:30 p.m.) SUNDAY First Game—U.S. Marines vs. Key West Conchs. Second Game—Pirates vs. Tro jans. SUNDAY. NOVEMBER 17 First Game—Trojans vs. U.S. Marines. Second Game Key West Conchs vs. Pirates. LEAGUE meetings BASEBALL - SOFTBALL Officials, managers and players Of both sports will meet in City Hall first Tuesday of December. THE KEY WEST CITIZEN SOFTBALL CLUBS TO BE STRENGTHENED BETTER GAMES PREDICTED l BY MANAGERS OF RE MAINING TEAMS Leo M. Stanley, manager of the Merchants, announced last night at an unofficial meeting of the four managers of teams then in the Civilian League that the Merts have decided to withdraw from the circuit. This action leaves the Civilian loop with just three clubs of the original five-team loop, which means the remaining tens will play more often and meet each other in faster order than was the case under the old schedule. A friendly agreement between the Civy managers calls for an open roster in order that each club may use any member of the two withdrawn teams in an ef fort to strengthen weak posi tions. This will be productive of better playing and closer compe titive games in the future—a quality that has been lacking ; since the new season got under way. A player released from . any of the teams must wait a week before joining any oth er club. There are a number of excel lent diamondball players on the withdrawn Merchants and Saw yer’s Barbers who are now free agents and their injection into weak spots in the Bomber and NavSta lineups will mean “hot ter" competition. Plumbers pos sess the strongest team of the ; city at present and have few po sitions that could show improve ment. Most of the “building up” will take place on the “cradle" club managed by Paul Albury and the Naval Station ten piloted by C. U. Allshouse. : This may mean the solution of “revive softball interest’’ ques tion now facing managers of the Service and Civilian Leagues. NAVSTAS ENGAGE | BOMBERS TONIGHT CAMPERS AND SOLDIERS TANGLE IN AFTER PIECE i ■ Bombers and NavSta are slat-' ed to oppose each other in the nightcap of a K.W.A.S.A. double header this evening at Bayview Park. Naval Station employes will b£ out for a victory that will carry them within a half-game of the Reading Pepper’s Plumbers, whom they meet Friday night. A win for the Bombers will give them sole possession of second place. CCC’s will cross bats with the U.S. Army in the opener tonight. A loss for either team will send it into the cellar of the Service League. EARLY BASKETBALL ■■ " • (Hr AKunrTitrd Pr> COLORADO SPRINGS. A number of rural schools in El Paso county started their basket ball seasons when other high schools were thinking about football. Most of these schools have outdoor courts and must finish the schedule before winter settles down. LEAGUE STANDINGS ISLAND CITY LEAGBK (Key West Baseball) Club— W. U. Pet Key West Conchs 4 0 1.000 •Troians 1 0 1.000 •Pirates . 1 1 .500 , *C.GC.. Pandora 1 1 .509 U.S. Marines 0 5 .000 •Tie games. SERVICE LEAGUE (Key West Softball) Club— W. L Pet VPS3 4 2 .667 U.S. Marines 4 3 .571 U.S. Armv 3- 4 *429 CCC ... ..... 2 4 .333 CIVILIAN LEAGUE tKey West Softball) Club— W. L. Pet Pepper's Plumbers 4 1 .800 NavSta 3 2 .600 Bombers 33 .500 sports-minded” FACULTY CHIEF ■■■ ■ <!▼ AmoHitH Pma) DENVER. Nov. 6.—Dr. Caleb Frank Gates. Jr., who becomes chancellor of Denver University Snow Bowl Football (By AtwcUted Pressl ANCHORAGE, Alaska. Nov. 6.—First there was Fa ther Hubbard's “Ice Bowl” on bleak King Island. Then last year there was Juneau's “Gold Bowl”. ‘This year Anchorage comes forward with the "Snow l Bowl” football game. The contest was played last month, on a snow cov ered field marked with red lines, between a squad com posed of soldiers stationed at the Elmendorf Field air base, and a squad recruited from r among the 2,000 civilian workers on the project. The Army won, 7 to 0. They tried another game the next week but a snow storm blowing down from the surrounding mountains re sulted in postponement. PIRATES TAKE ON TROJANS SUNDAY MARINES AND CONCHS ARE SLATED FOR FIRST GAME At a meeting of the Island City Baseball League last night in City Hall, a temporary sched ule of games up to and including Sunday. December 1, was agreed upon by the managers or repre sentatives of four clubs of the league. This action was necessitated by the announcement that the C.G.C. Pandora nine will be ab sent from the city until the first part of December and there fore will be unable to fulfill its obligations contained in the re vised schedule presented several weeks ago. Immediately upon the return to port of the Coast Guard cutter, games will be ar ranged in such a manner that the Pandora club will be able to “catch up" with the other teams of the league in the number of contests played. Manager Paul Albury of the Pirates informed the meeting that the grandstands had been removed from Navy Field and re-assembled on the new grounds at East Martello Tower on the Boulevard. A portable backstop will be erected in the near future and will be placed approximately sixty feet in back of the home plate, thus conforming to a regu lation field and eliminating ground rules observed in the pest. Slated for play this coming Sunday afternoon, beginning at 1:30 o’clock, will be U.S. Marines end Key West Conchs in the opener, and Pirates vs. Trojans in the nightcap. ■I. ■ I. I Tf i7.Tn.— FOOTBALL SCORES (By Associated Press) SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 9 Mississippi State vs. L.S.U. Kentucky vs. Georgia Tech. Fordham vs. Purdue. Michigan vs. Minnesota. Army vs. Brown. Wisconsin vs. Columbia. Northwestern vs. Illinois. Colorado vs. Missouri. T.C.U. vs. Detroit U. Washington vs. Stanford. Texas vs. Baylor. Penn vs. Harvard. Navy vs. Notre Dame. Nebraska vs. lowa. Villanova vs. Temple. Alabama vs. Tulane. Idaho vs. Montana. Texas A. & M. vs. S.M.U. Washington State vs. Oregon I State. Yale vs. Cornell. Kansas vs. Oklahoma. Duquesne vs. St. Mary’s. Southern California vs. Cali fornia. Brigham Young vs. Denver. Holy Cross vs. Mississippi. Michigan State vs. Indiana. Washington & Lee vs. Virginia. North Carolina vs. Richmond. 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