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THIRTEEN FAR: Karen Water- to Honolulu to press estate of Alakoa, an heiress at all, is way to the island. Richard Wayne, Wayne family which the property since disappearance, find decide to leave the t together. Out to sea, ~ Ltlua, a native house- aWay aboard ship. of making love to they quarrel. An- ship to return to Lilua is found kltife wound. Dick mess boy regard- the story g~e out of here Dick asked. With hermdo any- her, until I get Chinese was star- alarm Very never seen the girl and now supposed had done her in. however, and Was told. the haz;d rail foot of the ladder here a rain- "when you Has anyone since then?" But there's the taft-rail. He he is the one, by the rail sea, and the crew is him. Maybe he skylight?" a rifle from a rack bulkhead. "That's know him?" new Kanaka." side out of the we sailed; he said name is Hokano. and pushed "Stop your en- following close It the propellers jumps Man four Kanaka v." In a moment the ship was by Inyashi's e deck; Dick saw tail, broad- l'lokano stand- in the extreme the sea, me- The tail figure twenty-five feet Dick was to try bringing butt of his idea; even ff the big Ka- could leap into man would be o#er the PlUmmet. the searchlight elbow, her face happened?" COme after her said. the rifle in his going to do?" Policeman," he "Get that boat for?" sn that the silent. The bows dimin- by the shutting the motionless came to life ~i moment launched clean ' _t~ng down- almost silently came tripod. sweep SWimmer would im- "'I knew he He walked and took his Hokano had way to easier to handle gasped~ all the way expect Picked up the Yards hack in on face swells had lost knee his rifle shoot $ W.AI.Lf. L;A;/ "~tCl ~A vast scimitar shaped thing, higher than the Holokal's booms; then it drove downward, di.~avpearing ~n black water-- "Do you expect me to w~t}t tLutil he Jumps into the air?" He fired, and a spout of water sprang up far to the left of Hokano. Karen saw now what Dick was fir- ing at. The tall fin of Kai-AIe-Ale was curving near. gliding lazily, un- hurried. Dick fired again, without e ff~ct; he could not see his slgbts. Ka~en's teeth were chattering. "I thcught--I thought you said sharks never harm brown men." "This thing isn't like other sharks! Nobody knows anything about him." The incredibly long, monstrous shape of Kai-Ale-Ale was Shouting near to the swimmer now; Hokano must have seen it, but he swam straight on, unmindful. The boy manning the searchlight suddenly swung it aside, and held it unsteadi- ly upon the monster. A long phos- phorescent gleam of turned water suddenly shone half the length of the whale shark's back emphasizing the unbelievable. Dick sighted upon the base of the great fin and fired four times. Sud- denly the fin jerked rigid, and s great gout of water went up. The fin sunk from view; far back. in- credibly far back from where it dis. appeared, the great tail fluke rose out of the sea. For a moment the searchlight held it--a vast scimitar shaped thing, higher from the water than the Holokai's booms; then it drove downward, disappearing in black water as Kai-Ale-Ale sounded. "Stay down there a while," Dick said. "Did you kill it?" "You can't kill that thing." The searchlight found the boat again. It was rising and failing Idly, and its bow rose clear of the water as the Kanakas hauled the slack body of Hokano over the :transom. CHAPTER XII Hokano, that tall unhappy man who had tried to end Lllua's life and his own, presently lay bound with wet cordage in a foc'sle bunk. One of his brother Kanakas had bashed him over the head with an oar, as Hokano had turned, treading water, to look at Kai-Ate-Ale. Tonga Dick Wayne had been right in sending s Kanaka crew in the boat to pick up Hokano; the maxim of South Sea sailors was true--that no one knew how to handle a Ka- naka except a Kanaka. Hokano, naked though he looked, had his knife slung about his neck b~ a sen- net cord, and he would have slashed the wrist tendons of anyone who laid bands on him from the boat while be was conscious. After one of them had knocked him out with an oar. another Kanaka had dived to res- cue him, and had stopped the sink- ing of the inert form It would have been weird watch- ing, for anyone, to see those simple, casual maneuvers--the Kanaka boys standing with easy, natural balance in the reeling little boat on the swells of the. sea, letting the dinghy stand on the heel of her scant hull while they dragged Hokano in, without any one of them ever losing his superb balance, and never shipping a quart of water. Nobody not a Kanaka could ever understand the easy affin- ity of that amphibious people to the sea; sea.riding a small' boat, or a canoe, or floating stick, as easily as a haole walks on asphalt pave. mant. or handles his knife and fork . . . Bound with cords that cut too deep ever to sllp, Hokano lay in a foc'sle bunk, awake and impassive. Aft, in Dick Wayne's bed. lay the girl Hokano had .tried to kill, fighting for her, life; the intense native vi- tality of Lflua's body held onto life avidly, regardless of how IRtle Lilua herself cared whether she lived or died. Koran Waterson sat beside Lilua, and InyRshi and the Chinese mess boy hovered behind Karen, useful chiefly to hold Lllus+down when she could no longer be controlled. Lllua was not out of her head entirely; she babbled unceasingly in the Ha- waiian tongue. Dick went away, unable to listen any more; Lilua was talking as ff her heart would break and kill her if her wound did not. He went on deck and stood at the stern, swaying to a sea he did not feel. The Holokai when full out had always had the character of a crazed animal, able to drive across the sur- face of the sea like a thing pos- sessed, knocking the swells into spume; but it seemed to Dick now that she wallowed like a slug, get- ling no place. His who|e soul was trying to jerk the Holokai out of the cling of the sea He would have liked to lift her and throw her through space, and bring her against the beach of Alakoa like the thrust of a knife. He was starfding there, watching what seemed to him the slug-like process of the straining Holokai, when Karen came to his side. "I'm sorry," Karen said. "I'm terribly sorry. Dick, this has been a thing such as I have never seen." Dick said in a mulled way, "You- don't know what you're saying. How would you know?" "Dick," Karen said, "I sA~tfld nev- er have come into the Pacific---above all, I should never have come to Alakoa. I bring nobody anything but sorrow, and trouble, and death." "Yes," said Dick brutally. "I think," Karen said, "if it hadn't been for this mongrel girl, it would have been all right. We're an aw- fully long way apart. I guess; but-- except for her--I think you and I would have got together, in the end." Dick Wayne's elbows rested on the raiL The Holokai was throwing ev- erything she had into kicking the sea behind her, and the white boil of her wake stretched into a path that failed only with night vision; but Tonga Dick was looking at some- thing beyond its utmost reach. He spoke thickly, with an unaccustomed incoherence. "That girl knew what it was to love something," he said. It required a consoioug effort of Karen's mind to know what girl he meant; but when she had done she was ready for what he se~d next, even before he sa/d it. "With, out demand~g anything, without ever any questions, or any terms. None of this everlasting doubt, and wavering, and indecision. Once and for all, she gave everything she had, and asked for nothing." "I suppose you mean," Karen said, "that this half caste girl, this cousin of mine, as you say--" "It matters a lot to you, doesn't it,u Dick said bitterly, "exactly who this girl is? I would rather ask a woman what she thinks and feels, than who she is." "And so," Karen said, with some- thing like a tone of despair, "if a brown woman, or a black woman, can let herself go, more fully than I can, your answer is--?" "Karen,- Dick said, "if ever any woman has to ask herself if she loves a man, the answer .is 'No.' '" The stubborn silence that' fell be- tween them then was broken--very gratefully for them beth--by the impetuous projection.of Inyashi be- tween them. It always seemed that whatever Inyashi did Was high-pru- sured, and sudden. "Captain Dick, a vessel Is coming in; she's three points off the qtlar- ter. now. I think it may be the boat you look for. Hard to tell yet, from Just the lights" The two at the taffrail, swinging their eyes to the left, could now see on the horizon a speck of light that showed winking in the rise and fall of the sea--the high running lights of a ship quartering in from beyond. "All right," Dick said. "W~nen we've anchored, I'll go out and, pilot her in." When Inyashi had moved away, Dick and Karen stood silent for a little while. When Karen spoke it was apparent that she was steadier, better poised than h@, "Can't you be fair to me?" she said. "Can't you be honest? If you and I can't be frank and honest with each other, who in the world can?" "Honest?" "You haven't always been honest with me, Dick. It yo~ had told me at the first that Garrett Waterson was alive--" "More honest, I think, than you with me." "I can't imagine what you mean." "You've played your hand alone-- or else with John Colt; never w/th me. I've protected youth sittmU0ns that youj tried to conceal from me altogether," (TO BE CONT]NUED) THE KALONA NEWS Washington, D. C. " I [P,4TTE NS I ]" Sg /ING GIRCLE line is youthful and flattering to Man .4bout Town: the face, MONEY CONTROL Money ~ capital ~ is headed for early, far-reaching controls by the U. S. government. Those controls will be much different from those employed in World War I. So far, practically every other, phase of U. S. economy has been marshalled to the defense of the na- tion. But because there has been no immediate shortage of money as such, capital has been loft alone. This will be changed in the near fu- ture. - A significant hint of what is in the offing was contained in a re- cent little-noticed speech in Detroit by Ganson Purcell, crack young member of the Securities and Ex- change commission. T~s is the out- line of the control program under consideration in inner defense cir- cles: There will be no private capital issues committees in various cities as in the last war. Instead, there will be a single inter-departmental committee composed of treasury, SEC, RFC, Federal Reserve and other U. S. financial officials. Object of this committee will be not to prevent the investment of capital in stocks and bonds of non- defense projects (because priorities lists make such investments use- tess), but to "patrol" the financial practices of corporations so as to direct as much of their earnings as possible into the defense program. For example: A ceiling may be put on corporation salaries in order to compel firms to build up reserves and prevent officers from offsetting personal income taxes by boosting their pay checks. Ceilings also may be put on divi- dends so that defense profits above "a "reasonable" limit would be avail- able for additional defense plant ex- pansion or the purchase of govern- ment bonds to finance the war. Also, such reserves may be needed after the war to enable eorporations to readjust their affairs to peace-time production. Problems of capital control are great and complex, but defense au- thorities consider them vitally es- sential. Prior to the sudden out- break of the Japanese conflict, the subject had been under quiet con- sideration for some time and tenta- tive plans had been mapped out. With the nation engaged in war and confronted with the necessity of at least tripling previous defense aP- propriations, the regulation of capi- tal becomes an urgently immediate requirement. Every business man, banker and broker may expect early govern- ment action. @ . 'POLITICAL TRUCE'Y? Democratic chiefs may be read- ing a lot more into the wartime "po- litical truce" with the GOP than actually is warranted. It. the Democrats figure that the exchange of cordial telegrams be- tween Democratic National Chair- man Ed Flynn and Republican Na* tional Chairman-.Joe Martin mean the G,O.P. will abandon plans for vigorous 1942 campaign, they've got another think coming. Martin has no thought of laying off campaign activity. He consid- ers that his reply to Flynu means only cessation of partisanship in congressional consideration of ad- ministration measures to wage the war. That is the sole extent of the "political truce." In fact, behind the scenes, Martin already is busy putting both the national committee and the Repub- lican congressional campaign com- mittee in shape for a knock-down fight against the Democrats next year. Martin's objective is to capture the house and strengthen the G.O.P. in the senate as the foundation stone for a Republican presidential vic- tory in 1944. Until recently, Martin's ambitious plans were sorely handieapped by lack of funds. 'But this problem has been solved by two angels who have come to hls financial rescue-- Pennsylvania oil millionaire Joseph Pew and Pennsylvania steel million- sire Ernest T. Weir. They have agreed to fork over personally, and ~lso to obtain other contributions. MERKY-GO-I?J)UND (l. Insiders are crediting Federal Security Administrator Paul Mc- Nutt with an important victory in the appointment of Watson B. Miller as head of the Old Age Insurance bureau of the Social Security board. Miller, close friend of McNu~t and former rehabilitation director of t~e #~merican Legion, replaces John Jo After his conviction in Brooklyn Federal Court, Gestapo agent Carl Reuper (one of the 14 convicted Nazi agents) grunted: "We will be res- cued soon by the German army when they take over." The FBI is now accepting applica- tions from lawyers and expert ac- countants (between the ages of 23 and 35) to enlarge its field of G- men Must be physically fit and ready for duty anywhere. Apply by mail to J. Edgar Hoover, the De- partment of Justice, Washington, D.C. Rome Vincent. who weighs 265, told pals at LaMartinique the other night that he was thinking of joining the navy. "As what?" taunted a wag, "an anchor?" Cornelius Vanderbilt Jr. has been called to the colors . . . He is spe- cially assigned with the army and is down in the Pacific area. Van- derbilt was a private with the AEF and was gassed He is a Major in Army Intelligence. One of New York's more famous playboys was paying his estranged wife $1,000 weekly not to divorce him~so he could beat the draft . . . She agreed while he paid . . . Last week he stopped paying--and en- listed. Tommy Manville met an old school chum and h~ wife strolling along 5th Avenue. Tommy greeted him with: "I'm very glad to see you again--and is this your most charming wife?" The friend glared, and then, in his most sarcastic tones, squelched: '~l"nis is my ONLY wife!" There'll be no attempt to curtail the sale or manufacture of hooch in the U. S. because of the war. Rep- resentatives in the liquor industry were so assured by Washington . . . Don't rate the Doris Duke Crom- well.Errol Flynn romantics as an. other cage society silly . . . Hun- dreds of New York newspaper men have been assigned locations to cove er in the event of air raids. Here is an amazing story... The aunt of on~ of New York's better known girls recently died in Cali- fornia . . . The body was shipped East . . . The family thought they would like to take a last 16ok and had the coffin opened . . . Instead of seeing auntie, they saw an old General in full uniform . . . Franti- cally, they telephoned the War Dep't .i. 'After much delay they were informed there had been a mistake --and that the General's body would be picked up. Auntie, it seems, had been buried at Arlington with full military honors. The Story Tellers: In Reader's Di- gest, Lieut. Comdr Gene Tunney burns up about the harm nicotine can do . . We knew somebody would start a spirited campaign against smoking as soon as someone periected a light~" that works . .. Life was right on the nose with tts piece on General Douglas MacAr- thur by Clare Boothe. Very inter esting biogging . . . Stag is a new mug with a promising future. Many of your old favorites are contribu- tors . . , Raymond Gram Swing's article, "Beware the Palace Revo- lution," i~ a tipoff on'how the Nazis intend to stay in power even when they lose the war . . . Jim Tul/y's "Man Without Arms" has already been selected for inclusion in the next O'Brien anthology . . . Maj. George Fielding Eliot is to be Look's military expert . . . In Metropoli- tan Host, drama editor I. Cahn, in reviewing the new hit, "Angel Street," remarked: "The author didn't sl~oot the audience's emotions until he saw the whites of their knuckles." The Front Pages: The Times dug up a reminder that Japan" has al- ways specialized in sneak tactics. The Japs "mugged" Russia in 1904. )ust like Pearl Harbor . . . Dorothy Thompson isn't one to be fooled by the first patriotic squeals of some of the mischief-makers, and pointed out: "Germany wants to continue to use her fifth column in the U. 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