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167 October 17, 1939


TIME 5:00 – 5:15 PM CST

SUBJECT MATTER Skelly Oil Company

CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT ADVENTURE: The Perada Treasure 1940 Flight Patrol Application

Captain Midnight Chuck Ramsay Juan Perada

But now.. here’s a special tip for the fellows and girls who have not already joined Captain Midnight’s new 1940 Flight Patrol. are the faces of Captain Midnight and Chuck and Patsy. And besides that.a burnished-bronze Medal of Membership that’s different from any club pin or button you ever saw. On the front... at the same time. You’d better hurry up and join at once because there’s a big adventure ahead. just like on a real Medal of Honor. is to get started. Captain Midnight. for every member of Captain Midnight’s new 1940 Flight Patrol. you get your official Junior Pilot’s application card. And every Flight Patrol member can take part in it.. Now. himself in a thrilling mystery. Monday through Friday. There’s a real job ahead of us. But the thing to do now. Skelly Jobbers and Dealers. when the time the Skelly Oil Company. here’s what you get as soon as you join: (PAUSE) First.brought to you everyday.Captain-n-n-n Midnight. helping Chuck Ramsay and Patsy Donovan and our good friend. but loads of free gifts and prizes too. the .. not only barrels of fun. And also. Because we’re going to have.SOUND ANNCR: SOUND ANNCR: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 REPEATING GONG AND AIRPLANE The Skelly Oil Company presents. was the originator of tailor-made gasoline.. GONG AND PLANE DIVE Captain Midnight. (PAUSE) The Skelly Oil Company. you know.

But most important. It helps you decide things like who goes to the store for mother? Or who’s captain of the team? Why say. you’ll use this spinning medal a hundred different ways. He’ll give you your official application card right away. can tell the meaning of. But hurry now. won’t you. See your friendly Skelly man and join the new 1940 Flight Patrol tonight! (PAUSE) And now to Captain Midnight! . is a three-blade airplane propeller. you want to join the new 1940 Flight Patrol. you’ll want to join and get your Medal of Membership right away. or seals or anything. and get all the other free gifts that are coming. only members can take part in the big adventure ahead. But that’s not all. that will spin like a top. And he’ll send right in to Skelly headquarters. Here’s all you do: Just have mother or dad drive you over to your Skelly service station and tell your Skelly man. On the other side. that only Flight Patrol members themselves.1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 mysterious secret password. is a face of a mystic midnight clock. You look to see where the hands of the coin are pointing when they stop spinning. On this medal. But now. this medal proves you’re a member of the new 1940 Flight Patrol. and here’s the best part of all – it doesn’t cost you a single penny! No boxtops. So. You see. for your free Medal of Membership with the three-blade spinning propeller and the mysterious secret password.

. I see the whole thing now. Señora Perada. MIDNIGHT: 18 19 PERADA: 20 No he doesn’t.. after he was revived. I did not hope for such good luck. Juan Perada? I see it. MIDNIGHT: 15 PERADA: CHUCK: 16 17 You are Major Barry Steele? Red! He must know Major Steele. Chuck. on the outskirts of the vast Perada estate.. shortly after he regained consciousness. Señor Perada.. That’s what Major Steele told us. señor. señor. Chuck. (PAUSE) In the upper end of the were expecting Major Steele? No.. (INTERRUPTS) But.good and bad is helping and hurting Captain Midnight and his friends. I am Juan Perada. whispered that his name is Juan Perada. who. why did you mention Major MIDNIGHT: 21 PERADA: 22 MIDNIGHT: 23 PERADA: 24 25 CHUCK: 26 MIDNIGHT: 27 . of him? Si.1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 CHUCK: PERADA: 13 14 (PAUSE) Fortune. Captain Midnight and Chuck Ramsay rescued a hard-pressed fugitive from his pursuers. But you knew his name? I do not understand? Well. he was good friend to my wife.. Major Steele.. uh. señ you know.. or he wouldn’t ask. now controlled illegally by Ivan Shark. You.. Juan Perada? Si. (PAUSE) Our scene today is again with Perada. Chuck is speaking.

Hurry. Red.. But then.uh. That is good... Señor? Please. we’ve got to get his story.. Yes... some more water. what happened to her? I do not know. Señor. My lips. you bet it is. señor. a little more water. señor. I’m afraid he’s going to faint. Gosh... There you are señor. (DRINKS) Ahh. Red. I need help very much. That’s helped him a lot! Yes.. Please. I feel very sick.. friend and I wish to help you.. Red. Dolores.. That’s terrible! Well. señor? Oh. I am very much afraid I will never see her again. (DRINKS) MIDNIGHT: 8 9 PERADA: 10 MIDNIGHT: 11 12 PERADA: CHUCK: 13 14 15 MIDNIGHT: 16 PERADA: 17 18 MIDNIGHT: 19 20 CHUCK: PERADA: CHUCK: 21 22 23 MIDNIGHT: 24 PERADA: CHUCK: PERADA: 25 26 27 . give him some more water. but I’m afraid he’s too weak to tell it! What you say. that is so good. Yes. uh. they are so dry. Tip your helmet up there so he can drink. He doesn’t look very well. Chuck. a little bit more.quick Chuck.listen. Señor Perada. Well. There you are.1 PERADA: 2 3 MIDNIGHT: 4 PERADA: 5 6 CHUCK: 7 Steele’s name? My daughter.I do not see her any more.she wanted to write letter to Major Steele.

. Now I feel better. I will be myself very soon. uh. that’s the ticket. All right. you bet.get on this other side.I couldn’t help seeing your back. Señor. OK... OK. I. señor. Do you feel like sitting up? Si. Chuck. uh. I’m going to ring my handkerchief in it and wipe his face.. LIFTING AND MOVING Ehhh. Gee. Let’s move him back a little so he rest against the trunk of the tree. HANDS SOAKING HANDKERCHIEF IN WATER OK. Señor? Si. (RELIEVED) There. he’s coming along swell. Oh wait. Yes. Here.there now. don’t throw that water away. Right! (PAUSE) Ah. I feel Do you feel like talking. (WITH EXERTION) Easy now. Here you are... You have been wounded. Hold it there.MIDNIGHT: 1 PERADA: 2 Is that enough? That is plenty. much better now! MIDNIGHT: 3 4 CHUCK: 5 MIDNIGHT: 6 SOUND 7 MIDNIGHT: 8 CHUCK: 9 10 PERADA: CHUCK: 11 12 MIDNIGHT: 13 PERADA: CHUCK: 14 15 16 MIDNIGHT: 17 18 CHUCK: 19 MIDNIGHT: 20 SOUND 21 MIDNIGHT: 22 PERADA: 23 MIDNIGHT: 24 PERADA: 25 MIDNIGHT: 26 27 . señor. (WITH EXERTION) I’m ready.. You can throw the rest away now.. Red. thank you so much. Señor. Chuck.

señor. it does not matter. We found that out all right. Chuck... Red. The man. They can never break the spirit of the Perada. You mustn’t be afraid to tell us your troubles. he counts very much.. (SUSPICIOUSLY) I do not know. tell me why you were beaten? It is a long story. You. And let me remind you. I will trust you. (ELATED) El Capitan Midnight! The blackness of the night. As for me my name doesn’t matter. señor. Enemies surround us. (CUT OFF) (INTERRUPTS) I can see that. We’re here to help you. Tell me. Good. I’m watching all around us. señor. But I must warn you we are all in danger. MIDNIGHT: 2 PERADA: 3 4 5 MIDNIGHT: 6 7 PERADA: 8 They look like the marks of a whip! Si. wait.. Keep your eyes open. But. What a strange name? It is not one of my own choosing. MIDNIGHT: 16 PERADA: 17 18 MIDNIGHT: 19 PERADA: 20 MIDNIGHT: 21 PERADA: 22 23 MIDNIGHT: 24 25 CHUCK: 26 MIDNIGHT: 27 . señor.PERADA: 1 You see my back? Then you can guess. (INTERRUPTS) Now.we are friends of Major Barry Steele. I have been whipped. uh.. what do you call yourselves? What are your names? MIDNIGHT: 9 10 11 PERADA: 12 MIDNIGHT: 13 14 PERADA: 15 My young friend here is Chuck Ramsay. But they have not broken me. The name. Yes. you will trust us then? Si. how should I address you? I am known as Captain Midnight.. señor. But. Just like you would whip some beast.

uh. This land were given him by the king. señor. Blazing beacons! The year 1651! MIDNIGHT: 2 3 PERADA: 4 5 6 7 8 9 CHUCK: PERADA: 10 11 12 13 MIDNIGHT: 14 PERADA: 15 16 MIDNIGHT: 17 PERADA: 18 19 MIDNIGHT: 20 PERADA: 21 Si. I studied in the University in Spain. which is crumbling with age. but I wish to explain some. huh? That is right. Then I will begin.. And there studying music was a beautiful American girl. señor.PERADA: 1 Your young friend. Well. there is a small chapel and a graveyard. señor. Chuck. señor. ‘Kay When I was a young man. and brought her back with me to the valley. And on one stone. The Perada family owns this valley and many others nearby. (PAUSE) My name is Perada. I married her. who was a mighty general in The Imperial Army of Spain. señor. Good.he is very much on the alert. I love it as my family before it loved it.when did the present trouble start? A month ago. It’s a beautiful place. And Chuck has keen eyes. In that grave lie the bones of señor Francisco Perada. Close to my hacienda. And my family have lived in this valley for many years. señor. She was a very good friend of Major Barry Steele and his MIDNIGHT: 22 PERADA: 23 24 25 26 MIDNIGHT: 27 . No where in the world is there such a valley. señor. you will see the numerals – 1 – 6 – 5 – 1. Yes.... He’ll see any enemies which may approach. An original Spanish land grant.

.we must all be brave. Life is not the same now. I did not have the pleasure of meeting Major Steele and his señora. I still have my beautiful Delores. she is dead.she’s not living now? (SOLEMNLY) No. But they were different. which is very rare. señor. but my wife.. Is that not so? That is true. About a month ago we had visitors in this valley.. A thing. she had the desire that our daughter should study in her mother’s country. Señor Perada. like yourself.. Who were these visitors? They were Americanos. señor. señor. huh? Si. Two years ago. señor. So I sent her to school in Washington.1 PERADA: 2 wife. (SURPRISED) You. But if they have made her suffer as I have. I am very sorry.(WITH EMPHASIS) very different. And there.... señor. she became well acquainted with Major and Mrs. Well.. She visit at their home many times. I see.. But now she too is gone.. who do you mean by “they?” I am coming to that. She go on to the better world. señor. señor. I hope. You are good and MIDNIGHT: 3 PERADA: 4 5 6 7 8 MIDNIGHT: 9 10 PERADA: 11 MIDNIGHT: 12 PERADA: 13 14 MIDNIGHT: 15 PERADA: 16 17 18 MIDNIGHT: 19 PERADA: 20 21 MIDNIGHT: 22 PERADA: 23 24 MIDNIGHT: 25 PERADA: 26 27 .you mean she’s dead? I do not know. she died. To be truthful. I did not like to leave this valley. Steele. But then.

1 MIDNIGHT: 2 PERADA: 3 honorable. He says his name is Señor Douglas Chadwick and she is the Señorita Chadwick. Uh. when you fire the gun at my enemies. What were their names? Their names. I make them come into my hacienda. señor? I remember that very well. Red! Fury! Yes.. this black plane is not the one we came in.. hope becomes very strong! Well.he becomes very much story. But then. How did these visitors arrive? They arrive from the air. I treat them as the honored guests. That is the name they call it.. oh! They pretended to have a forced landing. just as you. I will go ahead with my Yes. MIDNIGHT: 4 PERADA: 5 6 CHUCK: PERADA: 7 8 9 10 MIDNIGHT: 11 PERADA: 12 13 14 CHUCK: 15 16 MIDNIGHT: 17 PERADA: 18 19 20 MIDNIGHT: 21 22 23 PERADA: 24 Si. Blazing beacons. you see. When I see who fly the black plane. just a minute. Uh! They had an airplane with a big cabin. I’m sure of it. uh. I am very much afraid! do not think you will help me. Thousands upon thousands. I raise the very big herds of cattle. señor.. (PAUSE) Uh. And they come down and land and they say they had the engine trouble. señor. please do.. but never mind I’ll explain that to you L later.. Very good.they are fiends! Well. There was a father and his daughter. This Señor Chadwick. but they. I That was Ivan Shark and his daughter MIDNIGHT: 25 PERADA: 26 27 . So. señor.. since they say they are Americanos.

Did Chadwick get hold of ‘em? No. So. señor.and they sometimes stealing my cattle. And you had good cause to be. But you are my . and he likes this valley very much. what kind of a fortune? That is. if I may ask? I will tell you.Well. This señor Chadwick. The dirty crook. the airplanes arrive. he’s very clever.. and my heart becomes very troubled.1 CHUCK: PERADA: 2 3 4 5 6 MIDNIGHT: 7 PERADA: 8 9 10 11 MIDNIGHT: 12 13 PERADA: 14 15 16 17 MIDNIGHT: 18 PERADA: 19 20 21 MIDNIGHT: 22 PERADA: 23 24 MIDNIGHT: 25 PERADA: 26 27 interested in my cattle. Sounds just like one of Ivan Shark’s tricks. Also this señor Chadwick. Some of my people talk and he finds out I have a fortune. you bought some airplanes? Si. then what happened? These señor Chadwick. señor. he tells me I should guard my cattle with airplanes. he has the radio in his airplane. I look at them and I know. Yeah. this is running true to form. There are very many pilots and very many mechanos. There are bad men in these mountains. señor. he send the order for me. So I signed a contract with him. And then. So. This fortune is in precious stones of great richness. But these men are very bad.. besides the lands and cattle. very soon. We always have some trouble. He can buy the airplanes for me. señor Chadwick.. señor! That is why you see the marks of the whip upon my back! He does not know and he never will. because I can trust you. Well.. Chuck. he says he has the connections.

Now. But after the airplanes arrive. Si. And I see I’ve been tricked. they whip me! It seems incredible. I say. I do not know what to do. (INTERRUPTS) No. Can you imagine that? Then I lose my temper. he comes to me He was your guest.uh. you get out! You take your airplanes and you go! And do not come back again!” Yes. Now listen... I write the letter. we’ve got to act now. they seize me. My daughter Delores. he tells me Delores will be killed unless I write the letter he demands. Keep it always to yourself. señor. my fortunes! when I do not reply. and we’ve got to act quick.. (EMOTIONALLY) So I am beside myself. Red! I just can’t believe. I trust what he says. I’m taken away to the black cave.. (INTERRUPTS) Just a second. um. I will tell you.. A hundred times bigger than I have agreed to. Perhaps that is better after all. she disappeared. I ask for Delores. Then he shows me the contract. and then? His men. how MIDNIGHT: 5 6 PERADA: 7 8 9 10 11 12 CHUCK: PERADA: 13 14 15 16 MIDNIGHT: 17 PERADA: 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 CHUCK: 25 and demands a big sum of money.1 MIDNIGHT: 2 3 PERADA: 4 friend. no. I do not read all the words carefully. “you dog of an Americano. I will tell you.. señor And MIDNIGHT: 26 27 . They ask me for my jewels. no! Please señor Perada. When I signed the contract with señor Chadwick.. Chuck. This señor Chadwick. Well. That. Don’t tell me. Wait a minute.. what did Chadwick do? did he. but I do not see her.

But at the moment Captain Midnight and his friends are in an extremely dangerous predicament. do you? You don’t want to miss out on all the free gifts and prizes that are coming. (PAUSE) What will the resourceful Captain Midnight do? Tune in tomorrow. Are there any of your people who can help us? Some of my best men have fled to the mountains. Red! What? It’s a plane. So get your official application card in Captain Midnight’s new 1940 Flight Patrol. this Chadwick has found and killed them. that’s splendid! We must find them at once. right away! And have . Flying directly this way! Quick. Aah. señor.1 2 PERADA: 3 4 MIDNIGHT: 5 PERADA: 6 Perada. Chuck! There it is! A black one. let alone helping señor Perada. MIDNIGHT: 7 SOUND CHUCK: 8 9 IN THE DISTANCE. to Captain Midnight. we must have some help. But I believe I can find them. AN AIRPLANE UP AND OVER Listen. get behind that machine gun in the rear cockpit and get ready for action! PLANE UNDER AND OUT (PAUSE) Well! Señor Juan Perada has told a pitiful story. The MIDNIGHT: 10 11 SOUND 12 13 ANNCR: 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 fiendish Ivan Shark is running true to form. Unless. You don’t want to be left out when the big adventure comes. that fiend of a Shark! I’ll... Aah. (PAUSE) Now an important word to you fellows and girls. It looks as if they’ll have enough to do to save themselves.

don’t forget to tune in tomorrow – same time. Remember. your Skelly man. saying goodbye.. Tell your Skelly man that you want to join the new 1940 Flight Patrol. Now. Until tomorrow... this is Don Gordon.and Happy Landings! GONG AND AIRPLANE IN STEEP DIVE UP AND OUT . Skelly Jobbers and Dealers. it doesn’t cost you a cent! Not Here’s all you do: have mother or even a penny for a stamp! dad drive you over to your Skelly service station tonight..1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 SOUND ANNCR: SOUND 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 your Skelly man send in for your free Medal of Membership with the three-blade spinning propeller and the mysterious secret password. same station for further transcribed adventures of Captain Midnight. Brought to you by the Skelly Oil Company. And he’ll do the rest. GONG .

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