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PHILIP TRIED In various other
places to locate Judge Morris, hut
was not successful. Not only was
he gravely concerned over the un
expected news concerning the judged
but he feared for the outcome of
this day’s efforts without his staunch
support of the law’s side of the case.
What if Donovan and McGuire failed
to obey his orders without the judge
to back then*, and disbelieving the
report which tie had sent to them?
What if they feared it was only a
false move of the gangsters to assert
their power further? Or, if even
they were not brave enough to take
a hundred to one chance of victory,
such as they would consider the
His Mood turned cold in his veins
at tlie mere thought. Small chance
be would have against Minty and
his assistants with only this woman
for his ally! And of course, if his
confederates deserted him, she would
also. It would be easy enough fol
iar to switch hack from the traitor
to an ally of Minty. He walked the
floor of the spacious room while they
discussed a feasible plan for Minty’s
capture. She watched him. curled up
in a corner of the divan, even as
Mart a might have talked with him
In far sitting room at the Metro
Once, she remarked, “Your pic
tures never do you justice, Mr.
Gerard. I had no idea there was so
handsome a man as you outside of
Hollywood. I should think Judge
Morris’ daughter would have made
Bare of you, long ago.”
He laughed shortly, rather an-
B«i> ed by her calm reference to per
sona! matters of inconsequence, when
such vital affairs hung in the bal
"Probably by the time your men
Have finished with me today, it will
be just as well for her that she
hasn’t; and I may be much less good
to look at.” He could not escape
the ominous chill which crept over
him at the thought of such possibili
ties. He was audacious enough, but
there are times when even audacity
k an ineffective virtue.
She refused to be pessimistic.
“Isn’t this just the kind of chance
jour defenders of the law have been
looking for? If they don’t step up
and take advantage of it, I’d say
they deserved to be overruled by
"But I’m afraid they will think it’s
a fake tip-off. You know it docs
sound too good to be true—that I !
should disappear for a few days and !
tie up tin- whole underworld alone,
then suddenly telephone them to j
drop around and collect the bundle. ,
If 1 could talk with Judge Morris, ,
It would lie different. He would use ,
gome common sense about It.”
He crossed the room and picked ,
up the telephone again, trying to \
locate the judge at several places.
But his business associates, his
political colleagues, his clubs, his ,
friends, all denied any knowledge of (
his whereabouts. Philip felt de- ]
pressed as lie gave it up. The only j
person on whom he had relied for
tinfailing support was lost to him t
at this crucial hour when victory
was almost assured. Fate seemed to t
have joined forces with Minty f
Doran, with a snap of her fingers
And a smirk for justice and social s
Bella tossed the remains of her «
cigaret into a tray and stood up.
“Now you had better come with me (•
so I can show you the way out of a
this place. It is no simple one-way a
entrance, you may believe. But first v
—>ou are playing square with me?”
Xh-r hard, penetrating eyes met his v
ievelly, for she was as tall as he, and a
lie had a feeling that he would just a
is soon deal with Minty himself as
J.ith the hostile nrpposition of this p
woman. j
He returned her gaze frankly. ±
“Absolutely,” he vowed. “I only 0
hope that things turn out so I can c
Veep my part of the contract.” j
She turned abruptly and led the d
way, not toward the wall from where ft
he had remembered they had entered g
on the previous night, but in the g
opposite direction. Again, for a k
moment he doubted her. But she v
■oon revealed to him such a laby
rinth of sliding walls and secret pas- t
sages as astounded him. Never in e
his wildest imagination had he n
'beamed of a .concealed-.stronghold h
such as.thifti. and, amazingly, it was f
so boldly located in one of the most t<
populous business centers, where h
At 9 O’Clock <1
Pimnted by American. Tjegion /Auxiliary—Don't Miss This
on the Screen . ,
Joan Blondell and Chester Morris
i —JN_
,-|i ;,'i -
With Genevive Tobin and Roland Young 1 t
Coming: Next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
For Better Printing at Lowest Prices Phone 62
Henderson, N, C.
l argest and best (equipped joh.shop in town
-i \ (/ u'seoare.r
Philip knew that he faced Minty Doran.
one would think that it might have
been discovered any day.
Philip discovered that he would
have to maintain his memory and
sense of direction strictly in order,
if he expected to carry out his
plans. When Bella had shown him
the last concealed panel and all the
passages, had taken him into Minty’s
private conference rooms, beyond
which the never gained
entrance to the rest of the apart
ment, had given him final instruc
tions as to where and when his as
sistants might expect to apprehend
the whole executive group of the
organization, she left him in one of
the closed doorless'chambers and re
turned to her own rooms.
When the panel glided noiselessly
into place and she was gone from
sight, and he was left alone again
in the impenetrable darkness, he felt
almost as alarmed as he had in his
former experience within such a
place. Except that he now had a
flashlight, a pistol and a watch with
which Bella had provided him. Sure
ly, these proved the sincerity of her
intentions far more than her words.
Which was reassuring. If only the
squads would obey his orders and do
their part with confidence in his
He knew that an hour or two
would have to elapse before anything
could happen, so he sat down with
his back rested against the wall and
tried to believe that everything was
going to work out all right. No use
to stand there alone in the darkness,
rigid and apprehensive for a couple
of hours. It was bad enough to
stand in one spot anywhere at any
time, but nothing was so horrible as
standing still and staring into blank
space that was so dense one’s eyes
saw imaginary stars and red sparks.
So he closed his eyes and tried to
think of something pleasant for
awhile to relieve the pressure of
anxiety and responsibility which had
weighed upon his mind for so many
days. And his first pleasant thought
was of Sue. He smiled to himself
at the memory of her. So depend
able and sincere, she was.
Scores of times he had wondered
if she had arrived home safely when
he had left her at the entrance of
the Blue Dragon. ITe had no way
of knowing whether she had, but of
course it was most probable that
Bates had taken her safely to her
door. Thei'c could be no reason why
Minty’s gang should wish to capture
Sue. If they were as clever as he
gave them credit for, they would
know that she had nothing to do
with their affairs.
This conclusion relieved him for
the hundredth time, and he began to
conjecture upon how much time
roust."have passed. It seemed like an*
hour since Bella had left him. Care
fully covering the flash in his pocket
to prevent shining a bright light, he
looked at his watch. And discovered
that only 15 minutes had passed!
The time dragged interminably and
lie tried to curb his impatience.
He pondered upon the disappear
ance of Judge Morris. It was prob
able that the gang had taken him
over for a little warning lesson at
the same time they made himself a
captive. All he remembered about
that evening when he had left Sue,
was getting into the judge’s car and
driving away with him. They both
must have been attacked by a per
son or persons concealed in the car.
probably drugged. For the next
thing he remembered was waking to
find himself in a comfortable bed at
the gangsters’ clubrooms. No doubt
they had imprisoned the judge else
where. If so, Donovan would obtain
the information of his whereabouts
from Minty afte” he was captured.
Finally, it was time to expect the
arrival of the squads, so he used the
flashlight to locate the concealed
switches in the walls, almost fearful
that they would fail him. But they
yielded to his touch as magic words
opened secret caverns in fairy tales,
and presently, he w&s outside in the
first daylight he had seen for several
days, and found himself in a familiar
location. "When his eyes became ac
customed to the light, he glanced
around him and, to his vast relief,
discovered a squad car parked across
the street. He approached the men
casually, spoke to them briefly. They
listened and nodded, told him where
to find two other ears. He located
these and left terse instructions.
Donovan returned with him to the
building which concealed-the secret
rooms. When they had entered the
main corridor, Philip glanced warily
about him before trying to open the
concealed panel which would admit
them to the inner labyrinth. No one
was in sight, so he touched the but
ton which opened the panel,
“Well, I’ll be—!” Donovan ex
claimed under his breath. “Os
course, I knew they must have a
joint like this somewhere-—but here,
of all places!”
They entered the corridor and
Philip closed the panel from the in
side. With the aid of their flash
lights dimmed in their pockets, they
passed on through another panel
and into a lighted room.
“tie won’t be along for another
half hour, anyway,” Philip had just
said quietly as they entered the
room, when they suddenly confronted
a man. They were no more sur
prised than he—perhaps not as
much. For he seemed stunned to
immobility for an instant. His black
eyes grew wild when lie saw' them
and his mouth opened as if it had
been sprung.
Without ever having seen him be
fore, Philip knew that he faced Minty j
Doran, and he was not prepared tW
him, either.
Kittrell News j
Mrs. J. M. Barnes, of Floydtown,
was a visitor here, on last Tuesday
Mr. and Mis. F. C. Overton had
as their visitor on last Wednesday,
their aunt, Mrs. J. L. Reid, of Wake
Mrs. E. R. Woodlief and Miss
Eleanor Smith were visitors in Ra
leigh, on last Wednesday. *
Miss Metpice Woodlieij, of Rich
mond, Va- came Saturday to spend
sometime with her parnts, Mr. and
Mrs. Li. R. Woodlief, at their coun
try home, near here.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Caudill and
Chay Hedgepeth, of North W'ilkesboro
came Thursday to spend soimetime
here with Mr- and Mrs. V. Per
kins and with relatives near .here.
Miss Folsom Smith and P. B. Smith
of Henderson, were visitors on last
Thursday night of Mrs. H. E. Browne
and Miss Elizabeth Browne.
Miss Rosalie Woodlief a faculty
member of the Stovall high school, at
Stovall spent the Easter holidays with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Wood
Robert Williams, of Raleigh, has
been spending several days here with
his mother, Mrs. C. H. Williams.
William Summer Smith wps the
guest of Saturday of Waldo Alexan
der ,of Bobbitt.
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Woodlief had as
their guest* for the Easter holidays,
their daughter, Miss Selma Woodlief
of Raleigh.
Misses Rucile Ellis and Elizabeth
Browne attended the Moravian ser
vllces tat WinstonnSalem on Easter
Mrs. Annie Grissom, of Townsville,
came Tuesday to visit relatives here.
Legislative Committee
Botched Job In Making
New Appointments
Daily Dixiintph Bnrenn
In the Sir Walter Hotel
Raleigh, April 20.—The Senate and
House committees on University trus
tee will make a second attempt this
week to select nominees on the board
of trustees of the Greater University
of North Carolina, it was learned here
today. The date of this meeting has
not been announced, but Senator E.
M. Land, of Iredell, chairman of the
Senate committee, said that another
meeting of- the committee would be
called as soon as he could confer with
Representative R. O. Everett, chair
man of the House committee.
The committee’s first report, which
was made last week, came in for a
great deal of criticism and there was
considerable doubt expressed in some
quarters whether the General Assem
bly would approve the nominations.
The list of nominations approved by
the joint committee last week con
tained seven of its own members and
eleven members of the General As
sembly, despite the fact that the legis
lature his passed a bill prohibiting
the governor from appointing mem
bers of the General Assembly to of
Besides recommending seven of its
own members, the joint committee
also recommended as members of the
board several relatives of the ocm
mittee members. Mrs. Thomas O’Berry
wife of Representative O Berry of
Wayne, and a sister of Senator Land,
declined to accept the nominatfon for
la trusteeship because of her rela
tions- Mrs. O’Berry has so far been
the only one to decline a nomination.
Another thing that has come in for
a great deal of discussion here is the
fact that the committee, in the list
of nominations agreed upon last week,
tailed to nominate either Former
Governor O. Max Gardner or Former
Governor Cameron Morrison for trus-
Good Gardening m
Preparation of Soil
Central Cress Garden Expert
fn a vegetable garden Is of the first
and utmost importance, because upon
the thoroughness of this operation
depends in a large degree the suc
cess of "growing your own”.
The ground should be broken to a
depth of from 6 to 12 inches, the
deeper the better, usually, especially
tor those crops which develop large
root systems or other underground
parts. It must be remembered, how
ever, that it will not pay to turn up
too much new arid heavy subsoil in
any one year. This new soil is likely
to form into hard lumps, which will
interfere with cultivation and growth
Probably the chief difficulty tnat
will be encountered by most new gar
deners will be that of a heavy soil.
Luckies Please!
1 f South Carolina, famous for its fine tobaccos
K Jfe i IV I 4s. In every corner of the world, both here and overseas,
Compiuiy. j .:. J|;: :j|| ' ,|i | : ; . wherever you find joy in life, *tis always ‘'Luckies Please’*
teeships, thus breaking a long pre
cedent in North Carolina.
Miss Stewart Weds
Solon Southerland
Miss Margaret Stewart and Solon
Southerland were quiety married yes
terday afternoon in th eparsonage of
the Middleburg Methodist Episcopal
church at Middlburg by Rev. Mr. Mil
ler, pastor of the bride.
Only a few close friends of the cou
ple were present to witness the simply
ceremony performed by the minister.
Mrs. Southerland is the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Stewar*
and Mr. Southerland is the son of the
late Mr. and Mrs. Solon Southerland,
of this county.
Mr.-Mrs. Langford
Are Given Shower
A shower was given by friends and
neighbors Tuesday evening to Mr.
and Mrs. L. H- Langford at their
home in the Cokesbury community.
After their home was burned last
May, thgy made their home in Har
nett county with E. R. Mabry. Last
week they returned to the Cokesbury
community to make their home
among their old friends and neigh
bors. On last Tuesday evening, the
neighbors began to come in to give
them a shower The idea originated
with tho Sunday school of
bury Methodist Episcopal church, and
then the entire community jdined,
bud, instead of a shower it was a
downpour of good things. Potatoes,
yams, canned fruits and vegetables,
preserves, hams, flour, meal, coffee,
sugar, pteas, eggs and chickens, cook
ing utensils, crockery, bed linen, in
cluding sheets, pillow cases and quilts
were brought. An abundance of
towels' was included. In addition, a
bed with springs, a dresser and a
clock were sent in. The Cokesbury
band, consisting of Bela and Eugene
Wortham, Sam Puckett and Macon
Short entertained the visitors with
string music and songs.
This condition can be helped by
turning under and mixing In a
strawy manure, weeds, grass sods,
and other vegetable matter. This
tends to loosen up a soil, to make it
more friable and to increase its fer
tility and moisture-holding capacity.
When this work is done in the
spring, the manure and other mate
rial should be finely divided and at
least partially rotted. Too much
bulk for thorough mixing with the
soil is apt to cause ? drying out, with
consequent injury and loss to the
crops. Turning the soil over several
times will enable a person to work
'larger quantities of vegetable mat
ter into the soil to advantage.
• Heavy soils will be lightened by
mixing considerable quantities of coal
ashes into it, Ground limestone at
the rate of one pound to every eight
or ten square feet, will also help tc
loosen up a heavy soil
Princess of Nippon
Here is one of the few pictures of
Princess Shigeko Teru, 7-year-old
daughter of the Emperor and Em
press of Japan. She is shown as
she returned to Tokyo with her
governess after spending several
months at the Imperial Palace in
Hay am a.
Girl Scout Troop
In Regular Meet
The Girl Scouts of Troop 2 held
their regular meeting Wednesday
afternoon at 4 o’clock.
The meeting was opened by repeat
ing the promise. Miss Garnett My
ers was again with u s and taught us
some mor esongs.
Next a.TI overnight h’lke was an
nounced for the following Friday*
night, at the new cabin.
A trail had been laid and we then
set out to follow' it. It lead to the
King’s Daughters Park and to our
enjoyment wt found out that Easter
eggs had been hid and it wasf our
job to find them. Elizabeth Bagwell
found the most.
Classes were held in signalling,
first aid etc.
The meeting wa s closed with taps
followed by a court of honor.
Drewry News
Mrs. J. Hope Bullock, and children
Norman, Lucy and Frances spent sev
eral days recently with relatives at'
Blackstone and Kenbridge.
James Twisdale spr.i ihe week-end
with his sister, Mrs. Morton Arring
Mrs. Fleming Watkins, Misses
Louise, Edna and Irma Paschall spent
Friday afternoon in Henderson.
John W(ilson. W. W. White and
John Wilson, Jr., attended the sal of
the Cannon property near South Hill
Misses Eleanor Capps and ilrma
Pascholl of High Point College! ar-
rived Thursday to spend the Easter
holidys hpre.
On account of the rain Sunday aft
ernoon the presiuation. of th* Flag
and Bible to the Drewry school was
postponed until a later date.
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. White and
Charles 111, of High Point returned
on Monday afternoon after spending
the week-end with C. M. White.
John Bullock, Miss Kate Bullock.
Mary Ann and John Bullock, Jr , of
Williamsboro and Miss Anne Bullock
of Charlotte visited Mrs. Henry Whi'e
Mhite Monday afternoon.
Misses Olive White of Raleigh and
Nancy White of spent
Easter with Miss Alice White.
Mrs. Mort Hollawoy of Richmond
was the guest of relatives in the
Drewry community last week-end.
Miss Nannie White of the Greens
boro city schools spent the week-end
with Miss Nena White.
| Townsville News
Miss Julia Sneed spent the holidays
in Elizabeth City.
Miss Annie Carroll spent the week
end with her mother, Mrs. Tom Car
foll of Middleburg.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Wright of
Boydton visited Mrs. Wrights sister,
Mrs. E. B. Taylor Monday.
Walter Boyd a student at Stale Col
lege spent the week-end with his
mother, Mrs. N D. Boyd.
Misses Kate Purcell, Mildred Adams
and Alma Howell of N. C. College at
Greensboro are spending the spring
holidays at their respective homes.
Mrs. Geo. A. Harris and daughters,
Judith and Lucy are visiting Mrs. N.
D. Boyd.
Miss Annie Bullock of Charlotte
visited her sister, Mrs. N. D. Boyd
this week.
Miss Mary- Grace Woody spent the
week-end with Miss M-eta Kennison.
Miss Sue Hunt Boyd spent the past
week-end at her home in Townsville,
Miss Boyd is a member of the Zeb
Vance faculty.
Howard White of the University
spent the holidays with his mother,
Mrs. J. J. White.
Mrs. J. E. Boyd is visiting her sis
ter, 1 Mrs John Cawthorne of Warren
PI ains.
,Miss Frances Boyd attended the
p’/ay at Middleburg high school Fri
day night.
Miss Olive Mae Wjilliamson visit
ed he raunt, Miss Sarah Williamson
/last week. <f
Oliver and Jack Brewer spent the
week-end with their brother, Hamet
Bre.wer of Drewry.
Wife Preservers
One housewife says a few drops
t of your favorite toilet water or an
Incense tablet in the water pan of
your furnace will overcome a d?«-
■agreeable odor in the home.

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