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PAGE SOUR jmLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1033 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THB COURIER NEWS CO.. PUBLISHEH8 O. R. BABCOCKi Editor H. W. HA1NES, Advertising Manager Sole Nptional Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dailies, Inc., New York. Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Unit) Rock. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday. Entered us- cecond class matter at the pw ollice nt ljlythevil!e, Ar- kiiisas, under aci of Congress Oc- SLUT. toiler 3, 1911. Served by the United Prou, KUUSCltlFnON RATEJ Uy currier in me City ol liiythcvtlle, l&c l«r week or $6.50 iwr yeur In advance. By mall within a radius ol 60 miles. »3.00 per year. $1.W (or six months. B5c lor three months; by mail In posial zones two Hi six, Inclusive, W.M) per j't'nr, in Haws wmn mid eight, $10-00 •xr yenr, payable 111 pdvauce. Smith on Money Alfred K. Smith's atkiek nixiti the Roosevelt atliuiiiislrnt ion's mom-lury policy is important not because Mr. Smith is ;ui authority on the snb.iwl — be is not—but because be is a powerful political figure wlios-? help would be of ureat value to l!ic atlininiKli'ii- lion nnd whose oppo-ilion may bi- eni- barrassiiiK- As govcrnoi nf New Yrrk Mr. Smith provetl himself an exceedingly able administrator of. public affairs. His ability ami his wc-1! known cmtrani: and honesty, earned for him Ihe respect of liis fellow citizens, and his personality mitdo him oil" of the bust loved men i)i the Uniie.-i Slates. IK; lias not streiijjlhfnwl iiiinseli' by !!ie course he has followed in the la<t yenv . or two, however, and his bitter criticism of Ihc president's iirojrrain may well have the result of itltcnaliui; many of his one lime admirer.;. This is a free country and everyone is entitled to his own opinions .mil to express them before any audience that is willing to listen. The whole nation listens when Alfred K. Smith speaks, but that is all the moro reason why be should sneak only when he can speak authoritatively. On a subject over which the most eminent students of economics disagree Mr. Smith, who once said publicly that he has never had time to read books, should kscp his moiith'slHit.*-WI]ei! l he does'otlitr- wisc lie simply puts himself in the class of other eminent men w'io have made them?clve. ; . ridiculous by 'attcmpliiiK to discuss mailers outside '.heir particular lields. Mr. Smith expressed himself in favor of "gold dollars as Wjjainst haUmey dollars." Fortunately the choice does not lie between j;o!d and baloney. Neither docs it -lie between "(sound money,'' whatever that may be, and printing press money. The money that best serves the interests of 130,Ouli,OUU Americans best deserves to be called round. Hce'ause adherence to the old gold standard dollar meant economic disaster by reason of the fact ;nat business depression had c:u:;ed the value of jjuld to obtain an abncinivil relationshin to the value of other commodities, the president abandoned the jrold standard. He did this simply lo restore the ohl relationship between the vMuv of money JUT uuu WAY iuul Hie vnluo of I'fimnwlilit's iiutl services in coinmim use. Mo lias been IHjrlinlly .sticcosKful. T!fi> "rubber dol- liir," as Mr. Smith cimU>iin>Uiously called it, hns Mtvi-tl Ulis cmirlry from itn- 'othur ytMi 1 of ft or U-a-nl coltun, '10- cunl whoitl mill otlir-r bltrsiiitfs of tliu litnl year of trio ilouvor ii.lminislniliun. Whether tllo I'tii-mil ]iloiu:y policy will ultimately prodnco ov lu-lp in tliu aclnevenicivi ot the I'MiiU Mr. Roosevelt is scelvinj,' i?. ;i (|»c.slion thai time will have to aiH\vev. Most of us, ri'iiliy.i'iHf that i( li:i^ abva'ly hulpo-.l us snbstiuitiiilly, are willing to i;ive it further Ivial. In the. iiH'iinlimi-, wliile welcoming iliscns.sion o!' I hi- pro/rum ami il'p progress by iraiii'd iixpurU, \ve sliiiro will) Cun. llujjh Joluison lh« hope .'Ihiit "trusliicoaii ;uul old .stone HJ.JC" ])t)litiriinii% ;nul business men will refrain from llirowiiii,' munkey wrcneWs in the iiij^liiny-y. A Public Scandal A Kcntlcin:'.ii .ipum-cd r.t i»lh'c I'.i:'.dn»artcr3 Thursday, confronted with it down tickets ot tialflc violation*; and tin.':, onloi.s. each an equivalent of arix'il, den'.aiul'.n^ hi:; iipiXMuance to meet, llu rktrei'j against niin. The record was evidence of police villain 1 ;.-, but hi' (lid not pny nnil was not. placed on the docket. Oa tile rontiary, he ivKOi'fd to that nn- donl method of r-nr-ion hue vn as "political p:)!!.' 1 He liol :n loneh w;lu somebody nnd the result was Hint he ciner,;ed without nen- nlty, without reprimand and with a feeling ihsl (lie i:ower behind Ijim was stronger than tl.c police (iepnrimenl. 'I'l'.cro aro fewer mrmljcv.--. of the police department than then 1 havi' keen In many years, nolwithr.landir.;/ the iMowlh nnd expansion of llic dty nnd tl:e Increase- in |x>i>u- laticn. If Hie force (iocs a j;ood Job it. must, hnvs nfMiium-c that. Us sujxiioi.s arc behind it, and (hia a little jiolilical pull will not sot. ut naught honest efforts to enforce the law. The policy of tearing up tickets for favored ones nnd disregarding notices to appear and pay, demoralizes the department's sincerity in the entorcLMuenb of trnllic laws. Violation ol one law resnlUs in disregard lor other lirAK. When those cliarycd \vlth responsibility of cnrorchiu the law deliberately l>lay fnvor- itcs, they create nut only contempt for law, but lor theniEclVL-.s. —Mcmplils Commercial Apix'iit. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark You haven't told me what you will'want 'ftir dmricif. 1 ' CHURCH E> THE CROSS . r- OUR CHURCH OUR FAMILY The cross is the foundation on which rests the church. ' The church Is the foundation on which the well-being of tlie family must rest. No foundation can sustain tlie building miles'; it is properly cared for. Let us not neglect our church lest there be a breaking down of the foundation which means so much to our family. ATTEND CHURCH SUNDAY Committee. Capital which overreaches f-.r profits; labor which overreaches for waac.s. a'- a imbllc which overreaches fur bargains will all de.slroy each ether. —Owen D. Youivj. * * « Yo'.i must remember Hint an umpire really doesn't gel- much to laugh at- during tlie course of a reason. —EmineU Ormsby, American League umpire. I have now reached the con-lnslon lhat there Is no defense from u drift into unrestrained inflation other than an aroused and organized public opinion. —Prof. O. M. \V. Sprague. » * * Tiie fky is clue. It Is u very dc.-p blue, not imrplc nor anything else, but definitely blue, blur, blue. —Maj. Clic^ter b. 1'ordncy, • stratosphere balloonist. * ¥ * Cc-:iii:iu:iUm cannot, be imporlod 1'ioui abroad. —Aloxamlvr A. Troynnovsny, new Soviet am- tJssaiUi:- to tlie U. S. f Tile mcinlx-is of the Am'.'ricau Lezion are r.uc;\ ifiUxa. —National Commander Edward A. H;iyi-o. If You Have a Weak Heart Don't Try Mountain Climbing] BLYTHEVILLE 10 YEARS AGO fnm Ihe ale* ol the Dalljp Conrltt Sunday, Nov. 25, 1023. No paper. Monday, Nov. 26, 1023. Ward and Shouse, Ford agents, aged an unli|i:e parade Satur- ay afternoon, when the streets ere filled with aulos and peonld. bout 20 of tl>eir new cars and neks oil Ihcn sales floors were rung out in rlnglc tile, with a inn In each i'ur who understood ery detail of how to blow the orn, and such a noise has not ecn heard since tlie Frisco en- ;neer passed through on his last Ull. ; Former Presiding Elder G. . E. ;nvidson, now residing in Bates ills, has been assigned to the list McthodL-.t ehurch of Bly- licvllle to succeed the Rev. W. C. Watson, who goes to the First hurch at Helena. The Rev. R. L. Bearden has been assigned o the First church. Uatesville. 'angs of Hunger Forced 'ewel Thief to Surrender NANTES (.UP)—On. the grounds h?.t he was hungry, a burglar with ils pockets .bulging - ivlth stolen e\('elry| 4 turned'himself pyer to a ninekqepci' -near . Saint-Nazaire. The sarackceper-SUgRCStcd that the 'oung insn follo\v'. : him to town but he burglar said h« could not te- •ause'.he was top.faint !rom hun- ;er arid had walked so far that his eet were bleeding. He was taken o Jail. in an auto. In telling his story, he sa:ci that liter t.e had' stolen the Jewels he dared not sell them because he had •ead a description of them In the mpers. Instead, he had hidden in he woods until exhaustion .finally hove him to confession. - THIS CURIOUS WORLD - AfiB NOT SEAM-CIRCLES. 6UT CO/HP££r£ If \WE V/ERE. HIGH ENOUGH N THE AIR"-' WE COOL t>' SEE THE ENTIRE CIRCLE / eOMUND ACHIEVED HIS GREATEST FAME- H/S OEA TH/ HE PREDICTED THE RETURN OF THE -"HALLEy" COMET FOR THE VEAR 1758. HIS PREDICTION \VAS VERIFIED, AND THE FACT ESTABLISHED THAT CERTAIN COMETS RETURN PERlODiCALLV. . . SOT HALLEy DIED IN 1742.. THE /AOSCLE WHICH WORKS THE WIN6S OF A BIRD IS HEAVIER THAN ALL THE OTHER MUSCLES OF THE BIRD'S BOfjy PUT TO&ETHER./ Although scientists have known complete circle, just as is the halo occasionally see around the moon, It was not until I92T that a human was privileged to see the entire circle. In June of that year, an airplane pilot witnessed the unusual spectacle, ..NEXT: If.is a meteorite ever struck a dwclllu;? Firs-t Photograph in !43 Years I for 143 years, prints its first pho- BOSTON (UP)—ThD Old Farm- togvaph in its 1934 edition. It is a er's Almanac, published annually picture of the late Calvin Coolldgc. >, INKNOWN RIOMD By Laura Leu BROOKMAN HV 1>K. MCUKIS K1SHI1K1N IMIlor, Juurnu! nf the American >reillcal Afisnof.atlon, and of Hygria ,tlir ITf-nlth Magazine The a\ci;^c person is adapted 10 living tit reasonably low altl- ridcs. When you go higher than 12.080 fret above pen level, yon are likely to develop considerable discomfort. •jii reaching 8.0M feet while climb- jpp. and that, when coming down, the oxygen be contiucd until 1,000 lect altitude is reached. In mountain climbing, the effects c.[ muscular work and the strain of physical exertion are associated with the chnnge in altitude. All these conditions arc accentuated in a person who happens to have 3EG1B KCTtE TODAY h. urn*.; TBACT Kisn. •»- lra leader faaad d«nj la bki RA.XNISTEn. aorhor, forHter nMVBimper rciiorttrr, uadrr- Thkrft 'in flnil out. (•nllre prr nrnrcblnic fa* •• •drftninTn rdond" who vUKed KfnK Hhorlly l»tlor« hU 4en(h. BnnnUtrr hnii nrtm Ihlti Klrl. b*l •hr hrt* <ll«npppnre4 tince. IIKU11.\\ DCl'm-ACH. wko •rrule Kinir • thretitrnlnc letter. l..in;;nn. lit 4etlnren »!• Innn- eeiier. BnnnUter trork* on Ihe cn» tilth .I.n.lMJOI.ril GAIXEV. • tnr reporter of Ihe I'oil. In (be ilenrf ninn'4 arnrlntent BannUler lilfkM up nn nM-fiiKhlonrd vred- dlnu ftlrture whieli br keep*. He nnd Knitter- talk t« AL nRL'OAN.' friend of K!n£*». \vlto <elU them tlir orcheMrn lenilpr Itqil licen hnvln^ trouHle trlth JOK I'AIl- ItnTT, hl» I o r tn r r VHadcvtlle vnrtTtcr. Drufcan arei»e« Parralt of the murder. f:nliiry nnd naFnt^ter co to nee I>I-:\ISP. I.ANO. Kins', llnnrce. XCHV CO ON WITH THE STOItV CHAPTER XV cr«r and o«r i tor tat;* dtnatloB. Lhat it's true out K can't seem to believe !L J don't—ph. how could Ibey. how could llicy?" ' The words ended In a stifled cry. Denla* Lang turned her head quickly, raising her handkerchief to her eyes. Bannister and Gainey looked at each other, acutely uncomfortable as men are before a woman's tears. There was no snund at all lathe room for a moment. Then the girl-raised her head. Elcr-face^w-as expressionless once more.' "I sup-, pose you want .'o : ask-.qijj^l^l?.' she said. "They did that this morning. Wliat 1s it you wa'nt'me to tell you?' Gainey edged forward on his chair. "I'd like lo psk," he said, "when you saw Mr. King last?" "Night before last." slie told him. "We hail dinner together—at the Tremont. -1 didn't see him at all tcmetlmes the distress is so serious as to lead to severe iilncss. If you go «[) rapidly, as In r.'.i airplane or balloon, the bymp- icms may come on suddenly. It you RO up by easy stages, as in mountain climbing, the symptoms develop mere One American investigator, who climbed ll'.e Andes In Pern in 1922, points out UMt the following changes occur as you go to a ircher altitude: First, there is an increase In the role; and depth ol breathing with the dccrjaso of . "ILAN, Italy (UP)-A frcckie- oxygcn prcfsm-r. Second, the mini- {J ccrt , 12 ->-car-oM errand bos- be;- of red blcotl cells and rcdlP'° rBi ° Rossl - employed in the cnlorliv,' matter of the blood in - ^rbcr shop of a .Muart hotel, won't c.-.-asc-.' Third. Ihc ml Wood co!-l mln ? !Mms °" bic >' cl " »">' more orhiy matter, known as iiemo- wtak heart. Increased strain on the heart by pumping Ihe necessary blood is .such that peou!e with weakened hearts should not uuderLake mountain climbing or live in exceedingly high alliludis, unless under tne care of a physician. Queen of Italy Buys Errand Boy Bicycle By Williams I' KNOW THrVT LllTLrT SECOND NAP BUSlUESSf I KNOW THAT REACH1N' OVER AM' SWUTT1M 1 OFF THE A\_ARM, AND TAKIN1' THAT" UTTLE EXTRA DOZE. YOU CAN'T GE-.T NOVJHERES, DOIW'THAT! I FOUMD 1 COULDN'T DO IT, \ AND 8E ASUCCESS. MAYe-2 THAT KID \ WHY,'."Uf'-v.- I DCN'T CAPE ABOUT THAT KlO 1" ft SUCCESS. MAYBE SUCCESS, RIGHT HE FlCGGRS THAT NOW.' A SUCCESS] SUCCESS IN LIFE / AT Gin'M BY, AS | IS kMJOVIN 1 ALL S EASY AS POSSIBLE 1 THEM LITTLE THINGS IN FACT, A BIGGER THAT K£F,« YOU I,SUCCESS, IM HIS FROM 8EIN 1 A SUCCESS! owWWftY,THAM TH'BULL IS,(N obin. takes -i,) more oxygen The symptoms 'vhich wn'.ild occur I") you as you '.vent up at a high altitude would inclun'c sonir (i:zzi- '.MSS and u-.cr.lal rtnllne.<-\ with occasional headache or \orn:-ing. li 1 addition, yo t would havr .omc riifliculty In hearing and Feeing. There may be slight Ecu-y at real heights. Eontctlinrs -.here bleeding cf the nn.<-c and iherc nay be a wealrncss of tlie limbs iiich n:akcr, wnlklng difhn:!r -r;he •ilfu becomes more rapid mad? the elicit r PIIE l\vo men followed the maid * across-n hall Into the tinge lir- Ing room. And then "they saw j yesterday. We were going to play Dcnlse Lang. | golt in the morning but I remem- Slie was sitting on a small sofa at one aide of tlie fireplace. A fire glowed on tho hearth, cracking and snapping cheerfully. The girl saw thom. rose and forward. Bannister would recognized her from her bored I'll promised lo jo shopping so I telephoned and told him DOI to come. We postponed tho golf until tins morning—" the words died away in .eptins the conditions. If the Mmr.toms A nnlt hollr i att . r Giorgio found mr my s-vere. it wouid IK- Intind n;]t Dial his benefactress was Her ' '-'"" ' an oxygen M,, ,,-,- g,,.,.,. 11. i , ,,i n-U. woulil give iloih John N^ncc Gainer anrt Cii.irles Uinlis nc'f brii -iT'i's l.al the breathing nixture with "lie air II is believed that 2^.00-.) !,-.-( is . !hc highest a person iv.av i;n without iisinr; oxyisr-n. Army I'.yirs siii;- l tliat oxygen ahrays in- i;iycn TUKLGlifSSK UKE SLEEPIM', AM 1 WOT WORKIW'TOO HARD ERTHIMKIM' TOO MUCH-EP-,—' [u; long as there are generous o.iieens alive in this world. He took ft good spill recently while on hib way lo work, pedaling an anti quatcd bike. Bruised on face nnd hands. Giorgio went about his work until lie met a gentle mitirtle-ageri lady. She aFked him about his bruises. He told her. explaining how these fails could he avoided in future if he only had a brand new "iron horse." The kind lady asked him how much that would cost. Gior- R!O replied that 300 lire would si iff came hnve photographs but he was not prepared lo find'her so very attrac- :tve. She was moro than thai. UcnlEQ Lang was beautiful. She "as laller than he had 'expected, slender nnd she moved gracefully. Her frock was of black velvet, a •'.rifs of complete simplicity «• ccpl for a bit o! white at thejpose you know— 1 ihroai. Her hair lay in glcr.-ming I "H Isn't true!' whisper.' In spile of this Bannister felt that tlie girl was exhibit- Ing marked control over her feelings. He said—and eursocl himself for bis bruialily as he did it— "Miss Lang. 1 suppose you knew there's been talk about a girl—the one tbe police are for— who went to King's rooms last night? I sup- girl broke L.^rcai. Her nair lay in gicrmnng "- '»" ^ "m;. m<. 6 ... "•""'. j|fi eroL t worlii 1 ringlcts-nn elaborate coiffure that 1'" defiantly. "I mean if she went, K c |j.nlieil fi must have been arranged by a j lucre it waa someone lie dldn t ,i e scribeil I rdresser. Tho rluglets know. Someone lie Uiun't care any- light as she moveO, H>inB about! Tracy King was in lovo with me! He wouldn't even .Bannister nocldco. Tts." i>; greed, tben plunged *i:--eclly Inio h» subject at issue. "We've Men asking Miss Lang a few questions." Colcman dropped to the sofn bo- slile the girl. 'About — what happened last night?" The question was addressed to nannl°icr nut Colcinan's eyes were on Dcnise Laug's face. \ "Do you tliink." lie weni on. speak- ^ ing to the girl and without wail In? '" for an answer, "lhat yon [eel well enough for all this? Don't you ihtnk It would bo-, -teller to wait — ?" "~ ; " bbe brushed aside his scruples. "I'm all right," Deniso eaid. "I want to know'what the police arc doing. 1 want to know what liey'vo found out." • * • rTEIi eyes appealed to Bannister. "••^ He hesitated, llicn said. "Well, is 1 told you. the detectives are working on several lines. Tliere'3 new one that came up tills afternoon." He lolil them tlicn abonl Joe Parrott—not the whole story as Al Drugan hail related it. but the essential facts. As he talked it occurred to nan- ulster as curious indeed Ihat a gir 1 like Deniso Lang coulil be associated with anyone who was a friend ol Al i)ruga:i. Drugan bad called Tracy King "the best ral a fellow ever harl" ntid indicated that their friendship was of Ions standing. Hut Drugan and this girl wilh the goiilcn curls did not speak the same language. They liveil in cllfiereut worlds. How bail Tracy rom the life Drugan .o Dcntse Lang's '3-elusive circle? For at least the dozenth tiii.t .liid Ifj j )ls mysterious tr.miisilor opened 'U man? Ihc elicit slowly, you ncr pllrsc and talked him into ac- adually could become ai-i--.i.-.tome<l r( . plln , a 500 | iro ,, otc . f.-iillfiil liai: caught the turning to shimmering golil. iovo wiui me: no «uu.u.. v V.^M , - _ . . . rj "How do you do." Denlse I.ang look at anyone else. Our engage -I Dannister "'onBlit. 01 y salil. "You wanted to ace me?" mcnt was announced lust week and seen King just once wlnlo He Her voice was low-pitched, with j we wero going to be married!" » ipiallty ot vibrance. mnnlster I "Yes, I know." Bannister put in saw that she was quite pale and quietly. "I know, Miss I^ng. All that the rouged 'lips formed the ' I was trying to set at Is whether irords rather slowly. ! or not bo lincl ever spoken of any it had been Gainey who had j other girl. ever, even dropped a taken command In talking with ' hint—7" l;rngnn but now it was Uannlster . "Never!" she Insisted. "If a Rirl oho steppcil forward. | went to see Him last night I ilnn't "Yes. Miss Lang." he salil. "My 1 ^« t >- v anytliing nbouUicr. I don't name is Dannlster anil this 13 Mr.; ovcn wailt to ^ n0 "' ; Oalaey We're with the Kvcnlng' j c.ibin?. rage Six 1&57= Andrevv Carnegie' born, taVe Fort Dunuesne ren.an\e it & U _ ,va^u- ate.Ne* 5 it's .a. towftbUt .. wouldn't wai to live toere. iev ere w e vcnng , .. . . „ .' Tho Post Is co.operati, ls in ! T"K shrill penl of llie doorbell alive!" He hadn't seen him am! the:f i was noltiing to bo ilonc about iS.^ Colcman ami Calney wero talking now. Coleman asking iiucslions. Bannister noticed that rieulrc Lani; ilid not ask questions, llioush she listcnerl Intently. Without knowing Quilc why he did it. Bannister leaned forwnnl again. "Miss 1/illK." he askcil. "wben did you first hear oboin—cr, Iho maid trying to'lc'arn more about llic hor-1 hurrying lo answer the bell ami . every way possible with the police. ', A interrupted. They saw rible crime nIAht." that took place last . The ulrl's lips tlRhtenctl. "Have tliey— ?" she bcgau Iiesiiahily. -uo llicy know — ?" "They're worKlng on several llncj ol Investigation." liannlslcr loir] her. "Some ot them .ire quite premising. There's nothltiR yet. l!,o:iRh. ttiat's' dcflnile enough to pln^tlic guilt on .anyone. I sup- DOS* lon've talked with the i!eiec. lives!" "There were two men lierc this tr.ornins." Dentse Lung enlrl. The liglil of interest had goftc Irom her Won't you sit down?" all three sat In silence. They heard the outer door opcnlns and closing and a moment later a man appeared. "Denlse—!" He was a young nan. He stood In the doorway, tlie single word dying on his lips as ho saw Gainey your flame's death?" "My father lohl me." she said. "Someone telephoncrl. It was about midnight. I suppose. Father camo lo my room and luld lae—" The words broke off. bul nan- nislcr weut on relentlessly. "I'.^d you been at home all evening?" "Yes." The others bad Etori'Ci! talking, were listening. "I selunpi saw Tracy In Hie evening. He bad and liaunistcr. "Coma in. Pork." Dcnise said. "These men are from The Post." She said, turning to tlie others. "Tills Is Parker Colcraau." llanntsler and Calney Introduced themselves. Parker Colcman was. of course, one of the Colcmnns ...... whose'name figured prominently The men found clmlrs. Dcnlse In Trcmonl society columns. Uah- j to tho returned to her sofa and sal. fac-' nistcr remembered seeing bitn | lor an Ing them. years before, only a boy tlien. He We came to sec you." Hannls- had grown Into & tall, tjroao to see you," tir went on. "thinking you might 60 rble to tell us something that T/oulil be of help. As Mr. King's Saucea—" • • i* ffillE girl caught-her two hands *• together, gripped them. "I'm afrnhl there's nothing I can tell," ;!:e falrt slowly. "It's necn so ler- r!Ke I can hardly believe U — • f;n aow! 1 don't «ee bow any- 0119 touM 4O s««k * thing] I'ri with well grow sliouldfered young man friendly brown eyes and a cut chin. , Cck'lnan greeted the other men wwlly. He crossrf tho room to the fireplace anil h«W nut Ills liauds to .the- blare, "Getting cold out. ho announced. -There's a bad wind from tbe west." Ho said it a, though he knew peT'ecl'? well that none of them Sere. Interested but h» was to be at the thcaier. Mr. Colcman was here for a little while. We're —very old friends and he'd ti-?a out of town. He left early, ihotigh I don't know Just what time it was." "Almost 9:30." Coleir.an Interrupted. "I glanced at my watch wben I got into my car. 1 drove to tho club and sat around Llicre hour or so. Then 1 went home. I rttrtn'l know what had happened until I saw the morning paper—" There hart been no sounn. but Involuntarily all lour o( them lookei! up. SlaiiOing In tbe opca doorway at the. side of tha r<x: was a slender man with gray hr: His eyes, dark like Uenlsp Lang; glowed with anger. "What," tho ruan demanded as be stepped forward, "is Hie mean- Ing of this?' (lo B* Co»«inn!i» .1

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