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THURSDAY, MAY 14, 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 H—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 claim 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, Lilua. 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 VII—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
aettled 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 VIII—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
Jong period of time James Wayne had been
paying out larsre 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
ness transactions.
Now go on with the story.
After fie had" hung up the phone
he sat for some time with his el
bows on James Wayne’s desk. It
was /ery difficult for him to compre
hend the full meaning of what had
happened. He was convinced that
no ability of his own had decided
James Wayne it must have been
simply that no one could have
known his brothers well without rec
ognizing that they were futile and
indecisive men.
It was strange to think that this
desk where James Wayne had sat
so many years was now his own
that he was supposed to sit there,
and so manage James Wayne’s con
ceptions of Alakoa that they should
be brought to ultimate fruition.
Plenty of exploitationists beside
John Colt would be waiting to swal
low Alakoa up if he should fail, and
he did not believe that any of them
could be expected to do well by Ala
koa. It made him feel undersized,
and unready but he could not imag
ine failure—not in the long run.
Presently he took up the phone
again, and began trying to reach
various people in Honolulu—lawyers
mostly. The Holokai was waiting,
ready to sail, but she had to wait.
Most of the d'ay was gone before he
had made sure that he really dared
take the time to sail to Nuku Hiva,
as he had promised Garrett Water
son to do.
Karen Waterson was waiting
aboard the Holokai when Dick finally
went aboard. His astonishment at
finding her there was so complete
that at first he did not know what
to say to her.
“My grandfather tells me,” Karen
said, “that you are sailing almost
any hour now.”
“I have to go to Nuku Hiva for
“I know: I have learned quite a
bit about island affairs while he’s
been sick. You’d be surprised how
much I know about how things are
done in the South Seas.”
He still didn’t know why she had
come aboard the Holokai, but he
didn’t want to ask.
“Looks like good weather,” he of
fered. “The Holokai ought to make
good time.”
“I hope you have a dandy trip.”
“But weren’t you intending to
touch at Honolulu, before you sail
He started to tell her that he was
not, but checked himself. “Why do
you ask?”
“I was hoping you’d give me a
lift. My grandfather will get along
very nicely now, I think. Of course,
he'd be glad to take me to Hono
lulu on the Sarah but he ought not
to go to sea for another ten days
yet, and he simply won’t go ashore.
And I think—I would like to get
He knew’ that one of Alakoa’s lit
tle cattle boats could give her pas
sage to Honolulu in a day or tw’o
but she didn’t seem to know this,
and he decided not to mention it.
“Of course I’ll be glad to take you
to Honolulu.”
She smiled a little. “I knew you
would. In fact, I even had my bag
gage put in the cabin."
That, too, somewhat surprised
him, but he only said, “We’ll weigh
anchor soon.”
“I think,” Karen said, “I’ll go be
low and take a nap, if you don’t
mind. There hasn’t been an awful
lot of sleep to be had aboard the
When she had gone below and
curled up on Dick’s own bunk,
Tonga Dick found that he was bit
terly disappointed. He had supposed
that the trip to Honolulu would give
him a chance to talk to her again
but she might just as well have wait
ed for the cattle boat, if she was
going to sleep the voyage out.
By the time they were well out
beyond the coral, Dick was trying
to think of a plausible excuse for
W’aking her up. He rigged a tray
with a fish sandwich, a stalk of cel
ery, a whisky soda, a glass of iced
coffee, and a cup of tea, and carried
it back to her bunk. Karen had to
smile when he roused her to offer
the silly assortment. It seemed to
him that she looked astonishingly
bright and fresh for someone so
much in need of sleep.
“I didn’t really think you’d want
any of this junk,” he admitted. “I
want to talk to you, Karen.”
“You remember the night when I
boarded the Seal, and made you
come back to Alakoa?”
“Could I ever forget it? You were
extremely piratical, and unpleasant.
I could have killed you.”
“I didn’t know then that you were
running off to Honolulu to marry
John Colt. But I was afraid you
were. I didn’t really think that it
would do your precious grandfather
any good to bring you back I was
pretty sure he wouldn’t even recog
nize you. And I know it’s none of
my business who you marry. But
sometimes when people do some
thing in a hurry it turns out to be a
“Interference with other people’s
affairs is usually a mistake.”
“That’s not what I meant. I’m
not sorry I turned the Seal. As it
turned out, it actually did pull old
Garrett Waterson through, I think.”
“For heaven’s sake, sit down,”
said Karen. “You make me nerv
ous, swaying around like that.”
Dick sat down on the edge of the
bunk. “There’s still plenty of time
for you to marry John Colt.”
“You may as well know,” Karen
sakid, “that I’m not going to marry
John Colt.”
“But you were going to, weren’t
“Yes I was going to. I was hurt,
and angry, and disgusted with the
whole thing. I wanted to get away
from Alakoa and everything about
it. To marry John seemed a quick
and complete escape. But I’m glad
now that you turned the Seal.”
He studied her carefully to see if
she meant for him to draw encour
agement from that, but decided that
she did not. Karen seemed im
mensely detached.
“My grandfather thinks that he
sent Colt back to Honolulu,” Karen
went on, “but he did not. I was the
one who sent him back. The raid
on Alakoa is over, Dick.”
“I should imagine,” Dick said
ironically, “that you’ll have another
chance at it later. Garrett Water
son isn’t going to live forever.”
Karen flushed faintly. “I wish you
wouldn’t talk like that.”
“When Garrett Waterson is
dead,” Dick pointed out, “your case
will be as good as ever.”
“I wouldn’t be interested,” Karen
said. “I see things differently now.
When John Colt first worked out our
plan for claiming Alakoa, it seemed
daring and romantic—very adven
turous, and all that sort of silliness.
But that was when Garrett Water
son was just a forgotten name. He’s
real now, and I know him, and I
like him. And he is my own grand
father. I wouldn’t be able now to
try to discredit his name.”
“That’s the way you feel now. Two
weeks ago you felt differently, and
in two weeks more you’ll probably
feel differently again.”
“I thought you might be afraid of
that,” Karen said. “But you don’t
need to be—not any more. I have
a present for you, Dick.”
She hunted around for her hand
bar, found it, and produced a piece
of paper. “This is for you.”
He unfolded the sheet and glanced
at it. It was closely written in Kar
en’s own hand at the bottom was
the huge scrawling signature of
Garrett Waterson, witnessed by
Stahlquist and Karen Waterson her
“What is this?”
“Didn’t you know that James
Wayne has been making additional
payments on Alakoa, all through the
last twenty years?”
“I thought he was I couldn’t
prove it, I guess.”
“You can prove it now. That’s a
receipt from Garrett Waterson for
two hundred and seventeen thou
sand dollars. Incompetent or not,
he was properly paid for Alakoa
and that receipt acknowledges it. I
thought I’d better get it for you—
and save you a headache.”
“Karen,” Dick asked, “why have
you done this?”
“I’m sick of having you worry for
fear I’m going to get your island
away from you. I don’t want your
old island. You’d better take care
of that receipt, and not sit there
creasing it all up. Your brothers
are going to want it—and I suppose,
after all, Alakoa is more theirs than
He wondered irrelevantly if he
should tell her that this was not so
but let it pass. “What are you go
ing to do now?”
“I’m going back to San Francisco
and look for a job.”
“But Garrett Waterson will
“I’m not going to fasten onto him.
He.’s tot troubles of his own J’
(To be continued)
Circus To Be Here
Thursday, May 21
Mills Bros. Three Ring Circus will
exhibit in Bluffton Thursday, May
21, at Schmidt’s field, where per
formances will be given at 2 and
8 p. m.
Through arrangements made with
the Civilian Defense Council under
whose auspices the circus will ap
pear, the big show is presented here.
Standing 12 feet tall and weighing
five tons and four inches taller than
the famed “Jumbo” is “Goliath”
world’s largest elephant who will
attract many admirers in the men
Two thrilling performances are
produced in three rings and on the
hippodrome track, thrill upon thrill
by death-defying aerial stars and
acrobats, trained domestic and wild
animals, jests and pantomime by
funny clowns, youth and beauty will
compete for honors in a most exhil
arating circus performance.
Remember, Thursday, May 21, is
circus day in Bluffton and the Ci
vilian Defense Council will receive
fifty per cent of all adult tickets
sold in advance of the show’ date.
Special school children’s tickets will
be on sale in the schools and com
munity whereby all children will be
admitted to the afternoon show’ for
only 20 cents including tax and if
these tickets are obtained before
show’ day from the Boy Scouts they
w’ill save the “kids” a dime as the
general admission price to the cir
cus is 30 cents for children.
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Showers aplenty and to think
that it wasn’t so long ago that we
wondered if it ever would rain again
looks like open season for mush
room hunters warm and moist
in the woods lots of folks out
looking for the fungi last Sunday
and driving miles in their search
might have found better ones!
nearer home and when they’re
looking for mushrooms they don’t
spare the tires ... or the gas
and if the oldtimers in the Settle
ment are correct we’ll be in for rain
most of the week we’ve heard
the old saying about rains in the
middle of May and the three bad
boys can’t remember just what
it w’as but it always seemed to w’ork
have to w’atch it this year to
see if it holds good.
They call ’em sugar ration cards—
but that card with the little cou
pons you got last week doesn’t say a
word about sugar. Anyway it gets
us our allotment, so why w’orry
about it.
Although the teachers registering
sugar consumers worked without
pay, one applicant for a sugar card
on being informed that there was no
charge for the service offered to buy
the teacher a glass of beer.
Flowers to Coach Burcky at the
College. Andy Anderson, Toledo U.
mentor who addressed the Lions club
here last wreek in referring to “Zig”
commented: “I never saw a man who
could do so much with so little”.
Chinese peony tree in full bloom in
the front lawn of Miss Louise Ruhl
on South Main. Different from the
usual peony shrubs. Said to have
been brought here by the late Geo.
Ritzier all of forty years ago
or more. Ritzier was Bluffton’s
leading flower fancier in those days
and did a lot with this hobby.
There was plenty of off the record
comment when word came that Bluff
ton would not get its fire truck, due
to WPB ruling that “critical ma
terials” were involved. Looks as if
the fire truck project was caught in
a jam of officials working at cross
purposes. Bluffton, it has been
pointed out repeatedly by civilian de
fense heads is an important cog in
the nation’s industrial wrar effort
and as such would be a sought for
target in possible enemy air raids.
However, the WPB ruling would in
fer that Bluffton’s status in the de
fense program is not deemed suffi­
cient for allotment of a new fire
Probably no greeting on Mother’s
day was more appreciated than the
one received by Mrs. J. E. Steiner
of Thurman street. It came by
cable from her son Cleon who is with
the army air corps in Australia.
Speaking of dashing co-eds, you’ll
see Bluffton’s dashingest Thursday
afternoon at the girls intramural
track meet at the college when they
compete for prizes in the 50 and
100 yard dashes in the annual
spring athletic event.
Beg pardon—Robert Schaublin is a
physical education instructor at the
army air field in Biloxi, Miss., in
stead of an instructor in flying as
stated in last issue.
“Each week I look forward to
reading the ‘big letter’ from home”,
writes Dorothy Bixel of Chicago in
a card addressed to us.
Spring travels northward more
slowly than one might realize. Com
ing to Bluffton from her home in
Niagara Falls recently, Mrs. Byron
Stratton said when she left that
place the Niagara river was filled
with floating ice and as she passed
through Lorain she saw’ youngsters
on the bathing beaches enjoying a
pre-season swim. Mrs Stratton,
formerly of Bluffton, is visiting her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. S. McCune.
Billy Haller, Don and John Trip
plehorn had lots of fun last Satur
day making a tree house at the Trip
plehom lot on South Main street.
After hours of work the house col
lapsed wdth Billy in it and then the
rain started which added to the dif
Next Sunday afternoon will be a
red letter day for the gas airplane
model enthusiasts in Bluffton as
most of them are planning to enter
the gas model contest at Mt. Cory.
Last year hundreds of contestants
of this district participated in the
the colorful event The air is thick
with gasoline propelled planes of all
hues and descriptions. Some of them
soar so high that the owner never
sees them any more. Gas model de
votees in Bluffton are: John Bracy,
Hugh Chamberlain, David Frick,
Roger Klay, Walter Stannus, Joel
Kimmel and Ralph Short.
Jeeps, beeps and peeps dominated
the scent at the army training camp
at Ft. Knox, Ky., where Anna Mc
Ginnis visited her sister 2nd Lieut.
Mary McGinnis, an army nurse at
the camp. Inquiring as to what
these vehicles are we w’ere informed
that a jeep is a small and very rug-
You may not think that your old windmill tower...
or worn-out cultivator ... or useless auto .. .can be the
makings of a WARPLANE to beat the Axis—but it’s
true! War Plants today turn this scrap iron and old
metal into planes, guns, tanks and ships for Victory!
But to keep up production—Uncle Sam needs your
help in salvaging all possible scrap iron right now!
Don’t collect “too little, too late”—round up all i
scrap iron around your farm, home, shop or store I
today! Then sell at once—just call your nearest
Scrap Iron Dealer or Auto Wrecker.
This message paid for
h) The Ohio Steel laundry
Co. Lama Ohio a plant
working 100% on Steel
Castings for war needs.
keep war
ged automobile for military use a
beep is a motor scooter with carry
ing facilities and a peep is a min
iature one seated jeep.
Edgar Hauenstein, Bluffton phar
macist, tells us that customers in
variably prefer to have their change
handed to them rather than have it
placed on the counter. Being cur
ious about the matter Mr. Hauen
stein decided to ask a large sample
of his customers as to their prefer
ence and the big majority said they
would rather have the money handed
to them. As to the reason why, we
would venture that some slightly
less effort is required to have the
change put directly into one’s hand.
While walking on Fox hill several
boys sighted an opposum and
scrambled down the steep bank after
the animal. When they came to the
animal they found that instead of
an opposum it was just a clump of
grass with a remarkable simulation
of the animal. The breathless ad
venturers were: Karl and Earl Frick,
Dean Ferguson and Beryl Myers.
One of the finest collections of
foreign stamps in town is owned by
Maynard Pogue, seventh grade stu
dent. Included in hs collection is
the sought for death mask issue
from Serbia. Pictured on the stamp
are the profiles of tw’o important
contemporary rulers. Turned upside
down the picture seen is that of the
death mask of King Peter the form
er ruler of the country.
While hiking through the woods
Saturday, Robert Stratton, Otto
Klassen and Charles Trippiehorn
discovered a nest of 18 pheasant
eggs and nearby a nest of thrush
A note of realism w’as injected
into the civilian defense rally Mon
day night at the high school while
Forrest Steinman chief air raid
warden was speaking to the group.
Just as Steinman was advising the
group to always keep calm in try­
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ing situations the lights went off
and the whoosh-boom of dropping
“bombs could be heard against a back
ground of droning planes and whin
ing projectiles. Then the lights
flashed on and it was seen that the
sound effects were made by a phono
graph over the public address sys
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Beagle and
family of Detroit spent Saturday
and Sunday at die W. I. Moore
Mr. Alex McBain called at the
Geo. Boedicker home Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Wilkins
and family called Sunday afternoon
at the C. E. Klingler home.
Miss Treva Grismore spent the
week end with her grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. O. P. Hartman.
The L. A. S. and W. M. S. fill
meet this Thursday afternoon with
Mrs. Eva Moser.
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Hartman and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Purl Hartman
called Sunday afternoon at the O. P.
Hartman home.
Those that spent Sunday with Mr.
and Mrs. Reed Hilty and daughter
of Piqua were Mr. and Mrs. H. O.
Hilty and daughter Rosann, Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Ewing, Mr. and Mrs.
Harold Young and son, Mr. and Mrs.
Joe Hilty and son of Columbus, Mr.
and Mrs. Olen Friedley of Dunkirk.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Matter
spent the week end at the Chas.
Montgomery home. Sunday after
noon callers were Mrs. Eva Moser
and daughter Rosella, Mr. and Mrs.
C. E. Klingler and son.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Montgomery
and daughter called on Mrs. Eva
Montgomery of Ada, Sunday even
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Klingler called
on Mr. and Mrs. John Dunbar and
family Sunday evening.
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