THURSDAY, MAY 7, 1942
CHAPTER I—Karen Waterson. convinced
by her lawyer. John Colt, that she has a
claim to the island estate and fortune of
her grandfather. Garrett Waterson, arrives
in Honolulu to attempt to gain control of the
property. Here she meets Richard Wayne,
or Tonga Dick, as he is known throughout
the South Pacific. He is a member of the
Wayne family that has been in control of
her grandfather's island, Alakoa, since the
old man’s disappearance. Although Tonga
Dick knows who she is. Karen attempts to
conceal her identity from him. Dick offers
to take her sailing and she accepts.
CHAPTER II—Dick goes to the home of
his half-brothers, Ernest and Willard, for a
conference regarding their interest in Ala
koa. In the course of their discussion it is
revealed that the Wayne family obtained
the island for a small sum and under the
direction of the boys' uncle. James Wayne,
it has been developed to where it has as
sets of around three million dollars. The
Waynes are worried that Karen may have
a good clcim to the island.
CHAPTER III—Next day as Dick takes
Karen sailing she learns that he knows who
she is and that he is taking her to Alakoa.
She wants to go back to Honolulu but he
refuses to take her.
CHAPTER IV—Although she is thrilled
by the sight of the deep water Island. Ala
koa. Karen is afraid of what awaits her
here. Dick finds that his uncle, James
Wayne, is very ill. When Dick sees him,
James Wayne is upset over the pending
suit for the island and tells Dick he will
under no circumstances come to a settle
CHAPTER V—Dick tries to get Karen to
reach a compromise for settling the status
of Alakoa. but she will have none of it and
tells him to discuss the matter with John
Colt, her lawyer. She also tells him that
a native house-girl, Lllua, is romantically
interested in him. He laughs this off.
CHAPTER VI—That night during a storm,
James Wayne is found dead at his desk.
Dick realizes that he has died from over
work but believes some sort of shock must
have been the immediate cause. He be
lieves Karen was with his uncle at the time
of his death. Dick now decides to take
Karen back to Honolulu.
CHAPTER VH—On the way back Dick
tells Karen he loves her. They discuss
plans for disposing of her claim to the island
and she tells him that the matter must be
settled with Colt. They quarrel over this
and on reaching Honolulu part on unfriendly
terms, each decided to make a fight for
Alakoa. While Karen is telling John Colt
about her experiences with Tonga Dick she
discovers that Colt too is in love with her.
CHAPTER VIIT—Dick Wayne attempts a
compromise with John Colt and when his
offer is refused he warns the lawyer that
his case is washed up and the end of Karen’s
Pacific adventure is in sight. Dick then
goes to Alakoa and examines the books of
the island property and learns that over a
long period of time James Wayne had been
paying out large sums of money for "old
debts.” He calls a conference with his
CHAPTER IX —Next morning, Dick's
brothers get a terrific shock when they learn
that old Garrett Waterson is not dead but
is now on his way to Alakoa. Dick explains
that the old man left the island over 20
years before because he believed he was
about to lose all his property. Being of
violent temperament he wanted to get away
from the past so he just dropped from sight.
In the meantime Dick has been working
for him. John Colt and Karen arrive at
Alakoa that evening.
CHAPTER X—Dick goes to Karen and
tells her that she is not an heiress after
all that her grandfather is very much alive
and will very shortly arrive at Alakoa. He
tells that he does not know what the old
man will decide to do. He may see that
Karen gets the island or he may allow the
Waynes to keep it. Dick again tells her
of his love for her and asks her to go away
with him. She decides to go and they put
out to sea in his boat. They discover that
the native house-girl Lilua has stowed away
in Dick’s cabin.
CHAPTER XI—Dick and Karen quarrel
and she accuses him of having made love
to the native girl. He denies this, and
angered, orders the ship to return to Ala
koa. Meanwhile, Hokano, Lilua's native
lover, who came aboard ship without Dick’s
knowledge, attempts to kill his sweetheart
and end his own life. He fails and is res
cued after he has jumped overboard.
CHAPTER XII—On the way back to Ala
koa, Dick and Karen continue their quarrel
and part there with each very angered at
the other. Garrett Waterson’s boat arrives
and it is learned that the old man is sick.
John Colt’s pilot tells Dick that the lawyer
and Karen are anxious to leave Alakoa.
CHAPTER XIII—Dick takes the island
doctor out to Garrett Waterson’s boat and
they find the old man very ill with a fever.
Waterson wants to learn all he can from
Dick about his granddaughter and says he
would give a great deal to have just one
look at her. Dick promises he will bring
Karen to him. As he is about to leave the
ship to get her he sees that Colt's ship with
Karen aboard has started for Honolulu.
CHAPTER XIV—Dick gathers a crew of
natives and starts out to overtake the ship
and bring Karen back to grandfather. He
succeeds in forcing the ship’s captain to
put back to Alakoa.
CHAPTER XV—Garrett Waterson is near
death when Karen and Dick get back to
Alakoa. but Karen convinces the old man
■he has come to care for him and he per
mits her to take charge of his boat. She
nurses him back to health. John Colt comes
to the old man and offers him a proposi
tion that would wrest control of the island
from the Waynes. Waterson refuses and
orders Colt to leave. He does so but
Karen stays at Alakoa. Garrett Waterson
asks Dick to sail to Nuku Hiva, where he
has other property, to handle some busi
Now go on with the story.
Dick’s curiosity was sufficiently
aroused by this to cause him to row
all the way over to the Sarah—a dis
tance of some two hundred yards—
for a visit with the convalescent old
man. He tried to conceal from him
self his reason for wishing to talk to
Waterson, but he could not. He was
aware of a weak but persistent hope
that something had happened to
cause John Colt and Karen Water
son to break up and he wanted to
find out from Garrett Waterson if
this might be the case.
Karen Waterson was taking an
hour ashore, so that her grandfather
was alone. He was propped up on
clean pillows, smoking a cigar which
he had probably taken this oppor
tunity to steal and though he looked
feeble, and somehow chastened, he
was surprisingly himself.
“Where the hell have you been?”
he demanded gustily, in what was
evidently meant to be a roar.
“You’ve got to get me out of this!”
That Garrett Waterson was nota
bly tamed in spirit needed no more
proof than his concession that he
needed any help from anybody but
other evidence was not lacking.
Fuch a change had taken place in
Garrett Waterson’s quarters'as Dick
would not have believed. All the
great litter of charts and miscel
laneous duffie had disappeared even
the bulkheads, which had been a
scaling and ancient green, had been
scraped and painted white.
“We’ve got to go to Nuku Hiva,"
Garrett Waterson announced, “and
we’ve got to go now. This fool Jap
doctor and this girl of mine don’t
The old man, it now appeared, had
worked himself into a state of mind.
Dick knew enough about Garrett
Waterson’s scattered and loose-knit
affairs to know why he thought he
had to go to Nuku Hiva. Once the
old man had purchased an option
on a site for a wharf, or something
of the sort. Then he had forgotten
about it, only to remember it sud
denly and inauspiciously just as the
option was about to run out. Dick
did not believe that either Water
son or Nuku Hiva needed a wharf,
but it was no use arguing, he sup
“If we don’t take that thing up
by the first of the month,” Waterson
declared, “that English outfit will
get in there, and the opportunity of
a lifetime will go up in smoke—just
like that!” He blew a a blast of
smoke at Dick to illustrate what was
going to happen to the opportunity
of‘a lifetime, and it made him
cough, so that he spilled cigar ashes
on the highly scrubbed deck.
“All right, all right,” Dick said.
“I’ll go to Nuku Hiva.”
“Have to go myself,” Waterson
“You’ll stay here,” Dick said,
“or I’ll have nothing to do with the
business at all. Then where will
The old man finally had to be satis
fied with that. Not until the long
digression about lifetime opportuni
ties in Nuku Hiva was settled, was
Dick able to raise the question
which had really brought him here.
He put out a tentative feeler. “I
see John Colt has gone back.”
“So I hear.”
“It’s none of my business,” Dick
said, “but I’d kind of like to know
why he should be rushing back to
Honolulu while Karen is still here.”
“I sent him back,” Garrett Wa
terson said complacently.
“You sent him back?”
“He was over here with some
scoundrelly proposition, whereby I
was supposed to throw in with him,
and we were supposed to get the
island of Alakoa away from the
Waynes. He made me kind of mad.
Seemed that all I had to do was
offer proof that I’m out of my mind
—that gets us the islands back. I
“She’s something pretty special,
Dick—sweet, and gentle, and loyal
told him to get to hell out. I told
him if he wasn’t out of the bay
in twelve hours I was going to have
my crew grab him and keel-haul
him. I guess he must have taken
“But Karen is going to stay with
“I’d like her to but she says not.
I believe she’ll be following Colt to
“She’s kind of a little poker face,”
Garrett Waterson complained. “It’s
past me to make out what she’s go
ing to do. But if you want my pri
vate personal opinion, I think she’s
going to marry the guy.”
Dick managed to say, “How are
you going to like that?”
“He isn’t just what I would have
picked. I certainly wouldn’t want
to marry him myself.”
With an effort Dick rallied. “I
don’t see why not,” he said. “I
think you’d make a lovely bride.”
“I suppose he’ll do well enough by
her,” Waterson said gloomily. “It’s
his stamp of crocodile that general
ly gets ahead. Of course, his infer
nal impudence made me kind of
mad but I was kind of tickled at
him, after I thought it over. You
have to kind of admire a man with
as much brass as that.”
There was a long silence, and
Dick was thinking of a lot of things
of which he would not have wished
“That girl is a wonderful girl,”
Waterson said. “So long as I ever
have one dime that will do the work
of a nickel, that girl is never going
to be in want. She’s something pret
ty special, Dick—sweet, and gentle,
and loyal, and—”
Dick broke it up. “When do I
sail for Nuku Hiva?”
“What’s the matter with tomor
“The Holokai’s full of oil. I guess
tomorrow will be all right.”
With his crew rounded up and
fresh water aboard the Holokai, Dick
Wayne went ashore to phone Hono
lulu by wireless. He did not sup
pose that his brothers would want
h'rr, to, mix in any more than they
could help but if seemed only de
cent to ask what the situation was,
before he left Alakoa on a voyage
that would keep him away for a
matter of weeks. James Wayne’s
estate, embracing all of Alakoa, was
hanging fire, and he supposed he
owed it to them to tell them where
he was going.
He sat at James Wayne’s old desk,
up above in the house that Garrett
Waterson himself had built, and fid
dled with the phone for the better
part of half an hour before he got a
connection which would do. It was
Charles Wong whom he reached at
Charles Wong, it turned out, was
dithering in a state of mental con
fusion and disorder.
“I—I’ve been trying to reach you
for two days,” Wong chattered. “I
was about to come to Alakoa. Ev
erything is terribly upset—it’s abso
lutely necessary that you come
“What’s the matter now?”
“Your brothers are absolutely un
able to reconcile themselves to the
will. If they cannot reach an agree
ment with you, I am almost cer
tain that they will try’ to break it.
You had better come here and talk
to them as soon as possible. The
disturbance is unimaginable, but Al
akoa is going to suffer if—”
“What was the matter with the
“Oh nothing, sir, nothing! But nat
urally your brothers are very much
surprised. Certainly you must have
anticipated that they would—”
“I don’t even know what was in
the will,” Tonga Dick told him.
“Why—why—you haven’t heard?”
“I haven’t talked to Honolulu since
my brothers left here.”
A considerable hesitation, decorat
ed with unrecognizable spluttering
noises, represented Charles Wong’s
dumbfoundment. “The will gives
you the controlling interest in Ala
koa,” Wong finally managed to get
“Who—me?” Dick said stupidly.
“Yes, sir. There are certain spe
cial provisions that seem intended to
give your brothers a practically
equal income but you are given a
fifty-one per cent interest, and abso
lute management of everything.”
“I’m supposed to run the whole
“You control it, yes, sir. The cat
tle production, and the plantations,
and the mills—eveiything.”
There was much more to it, and
a good deal of it Dick was unable
to understand from Charles Wong’s
disorganized explanations. Dick sup
posed that he could not expect to un
derstand James Wayne’s dispensa
tions in detail until he had had a
thorough consultation with a whole
board of attorneys. But the main in
tent was clear. James Wayne had
put Tonga Dick in control of Alakoa.
“But I think your brothers are go
ing to try to break the will,” Charles
“They aren’t going to break any
thing,” Dick answered.
“No, sir—my personal belief is
that it really cannot be done.”
After that it was still necessary
for Tonga Dick to explain to Charles
Wong that he could not come to
Honolulu yet—that he was going to
Nuku Hiva. A good deal of expostu
lation attended that, but Wong could
not persuade Tonga Dick to change
“This thing will be in probate a
couple of years yet,” Dick conclud
ed. “Two or three weeks isn’t go
ing. tQ make any difference^*
(To be continued)
Mrs. Ida Stratton of Tiffin was a
week end guest at the M. J. Strat
The Missionary Circle of the
Bethesda church will meet with Mrs.
W. W. Scothorn Wednesday after
noon, May 13.
CalleA at the J. R. Fisher home
this past week were Mr. and Mrs.
John Warren, Mr. and Mrs. Mel
Long, Mr. and Mrs. Wright Klingler,
Mildred Wiieh, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Koontz and son Robert, Mrs. Fame
Fett, and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth
Gallant and daughter Patricia Ann
Kaye Nonnamaker visited at the
Ami Nonnamaker home Monday
Glenn and Faery Nonnamaker
spent Sunday afternoon at the
Chauncey Klingler home near Ada.
Union prayer meeting at Bethesda
church Thursday evening.
A number from here attended ser
vices at Rawson U. B. church Sun
Jeanette Basinger spent Sunday
with Kaye Nonnamaker.
Mrs. Lucinda Koontz spent Satur
day evening with Mrs. Ami Non
Mr. and Mrs. Rolland Koontz,
daughter Martha and son John, Mr.
and Mrs. N. B. Steinman, Mrs.
John Warren, Mrs. Henry Koontz,
Rev. Paul Zimmerman of Rawson,
Mrs. Nora Stratton and Floe Strat
ton were callers at the Anna Koontz
home during the past week.
Roderick Nonnamaker spent the
week end with Jack Koontz at his
home near Findlay.
Sunday callers at the M. J. Strat
ton home were: Miss Dorothy
Long, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Klingler
and family, Mr. Dull Battles of Mt.
Mrs. Ida Stratton of Tiffin was a
week end guest at the M. J. Stratton
Increased marketing of fed lambs
during March caused a jump in
slaughter rates as compared with
March, 1941, but the feed lots still
contained considerably more lambs
at the end of this March than were
on hand a year ago. Total supplies
of old crop lambs will continue large
for at least a few weeks.
THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON. OHIO
Went back to school....to sign for
our sugar ration... .bet it’s the first
time a lot of folks have been in the
old Grade building since they learned
the 3R’s there....too bad it takes a
war to get us to visit the school....
it’s a big job this issuing of ration
cards.... hats off to the teachers and
others who handled it... .and Bluffton
folks are square shooters when it
comes to reporting stocks of sugar on
hand, registrars said.... looks as if
rhubarb pie will get it on the chin
’cause it take so much sugar....why
didn’t rationing wait until after the
open season for pie....and here’s
strawberry shortcake time coming on
....maybe honey will do—might try
... .anyway we can still have fish....
altho fishing at the National may run
afoul of the Defense program, rumors
Funny world, said Carey Niswand
er, South Main street home appliance
dealer, when he received three phone
inquiries from prospective purchasers
of electric ranges, Monday morning—
just after sales had been frozen by
government order. When they’ can
get ’em they don’t want ’em—and
when they want ’em they can’t get
We’re asked to explain a lot of un
usual things, but the payoff came the
other day when Denver Augsburger
and Swank of the North Main street
barbershop started after mushrooms.
Augsburger had a fishing license on
his hat and Swank was armed with a
rifle—must be they were looking for
And speaking of mushrooms—Fred
Herr in the Biederman apartments on
South Main returned home the other
day from a cross country mushroom
hunt without as much as sighting a
single one, only to ear that his apart
ment neighbor, Gerald Berry had
found a fine lot of them in the front
Rolland Matter's luck is still with
him. Last week he was run over by
a tractor and escaped with minor
bruises. A year ago he fell out of the
top of a cherry tree and got by with
nothing more than a few scratches.
Picked up on the Main stem: Dr.
Soash driving another Packard—why
wasn’t I a doctor and rate a new car
.... Bigler’s meat market being pa
pered this week—will improve it a
lot. .. .new concrete steps at the Pres
byterian church... .traffic lights are
knocked out over Sunday by Saturday
Marshal Lee Cron combined detec
tive ability and tact the other day
when he discovered a trail of corn
cobs at intervals on the street. Lee
trailed the offender by means of the
telltale cobs and succeeded in convinc
ing him that it would be saving of
trouble and expense if he would gath
er them up instead of having a ses
sion ait the mayor's office.
After the hailstorm last Saturday,
local and long
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Anna McGinnis, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Delbert McGinnis, made an as
stounding discovery. She saw a hail
stone at the edge of the front yard as
big as a grapefruit. Immediately af
ter the storm subsided she ran out to
pick up the missile which she was sure
would be a Bluffton record. Imagine
her disappointment when she found
that it was only a rock.
David Frick, a scout in Troop 92,
had a good chance to use his scout
training in first aid the other night.
While working on a model airplane his
knife slipped and cut into a vein. He
was able to stop the bleeding and hold
it in control until the doctor arrived.
Daily swimming even in the cold
weather is regular habit of a number
of young stalwarts here. Seen at the
Buckeye swimming lake Sunday en
joying the water, even during the rain
were: Charles Smith, Don Root, Rog
er Klay, Ray Crouse.
Altho it was just a friendly croquet
match, James Harmon was hit on the
head with a croquet mallet in a game
with Billy Burcky on the Harmon
lawn, Saturday. It seems that Billy
took a swing at the ball and hit Jim
my on the head instead. We suggest
that Billy take some lessons from his
dad, Coach A. C. Burcky on how to hit
Jane Risser and Mary Jean Ram
seyer took a bus trip to Toledo all by
themselves on Saturday to attend the
birthday party of their former play
mate Lorene Reed. They also visited
the zoo while in the city.
Robert Lee, eighth grade student,
is enjoying the Civil War period that
his history class is now studying.
Reason, the famous Confederate Gen
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eral, Robert E. Lee, is his namesake.
Mrs. Laura Hamilton and Mr. and
Mrs. Chas. Oehrli called Saturday
on Mrs. Laurence Hosafros.
John Hartman spent a couple days
last week with his grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. O. P. Hartman.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Firestone,
Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Matter
called at the Chas. Montgomery
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Moore and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Hall and
family spent the week end at the
W. I. Moore home.
Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Hilty and
daughter Rosann, Mr. and Mrs. Rob
ert Ewing, Mr. and Mrs. Harold
Young and son, Mr. and Mrs. W. L.
Hilty, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schaub
lin, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Schaublin
and family were Sunday visitors of
Mr. and Mrs. Wilford Gratz.
Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Hosafros
called on Mr. and Mrs. Lee Clauss
and family Friday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Hartman called
at the Archie Hartman home Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Klingler called
Sunday evening on Mr. and Mrs. W.
One-third of Ohio’s population
I live on farms but five sixths of the
physicians, surgeons, and dentists
live in cities. Almost 90 per cent
of trained and student nurses are
Commercial fertilizer applied
broadcast on vegetable gardens
should be worked thoroughly into
the top two or three inches of soil
before seeds are planted or plants
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John Luginbuhl, Audrey Hienlen
of Bucyrus, Mrs. Kenneth Luginbuhl
and Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Luginbuhl
spent the week-end with Pfc. Ken
neth Luginbuhl of Indiantown Gap,
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Gratz were
Sunday evening supper guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Core and
Mr. and Mrs. Warren Moser and
sons, Mr. and Mrs. Weldon Lugin
buhl spent Sunday visiting with
their aunt, who is sick, Mrs. Jess
Fisher of Monroe, Mich.
Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Locher and
daughter Nan and son Tim and Mr.
and Mrs. Walter Schaublin and
daughter Rachel were last Tuesday
evening supper guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Russell Schaublin and daugh
ter Patsy and son Richard, in honor
of Patsy’s fourth birthday.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Badertscher
spent Sunday afternoon with Mr.
and Mrs. Henry Huber.
Mrs. Mary Ann Zimmerman and
family and Mr. and Mrs. Andrew
Hochstettler and family were Sun
day guests of Mr. and Mrs. Willis
Simmons and June Shultz of Stryk
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ger
a girl last Saturday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Young and
son, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ewing,
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Schaublin and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Will Hilty, Mr.
and Mrs. Henry Hilty and daughter
and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schaublin
were Sunday dinner guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Wilford Gratz.
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Zimmerman
and daughter and Mrs. Sam Badert
scher spent Sunday evening with
Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Frantz and
Mrs. Ella Dillman and Pvt. and
Mrs. Robert Dillman spent Sunday
evening at the Amos Luginbuhl
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Gossman,
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Marquart, St.,
Mr. and Mrs. Charley Gossman and
family were Sunday dinner guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Marquart and
News Want-ads bring results.
CHANGE OF TIME
Sunday, May 10
NICKEL PLATE ROAD
Trains will leave Bluffton
at 5:50 A. M.
for ST. LOUIS
at 9:22 P. M.
Sleepers, Lounge Diners, Coaches
Phone Consult Ticket Agent
Nickel Plate Road
FOR “SERVICE THAT SATISFIES
--SERVICE THAT SAVES”
1 Check and Rotate Tires
Get Regular Lubrication
Check Steering and Wheel Alignment
Check dutch, Transmission, Rear Axle
Check Cooling System
Protect and Preserve Finish
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