Lone Ranger – Men Who Dont Talk. 420320. Stories of his strength and courage have come down to us through the years, the Lone Ranger rides again.
The theme of recent stories have been about the evil deeds of rancher, and former leader of the Black Arrow gang, Ben Steel. The Lone Ranger has managed to thwart Steel’s plans, and bring justice, but he hasn’t yet been able to bring down the crooked rancher.
There’s no Ben Steel today. The story line departs a little to focus on Betty and Jerry, a couple who have feelings for each other. To earn enough money so they can get married, Jerry has to leave on an important, secret mission. He leaves an envelope with old Jake with instructions to take care of Betty in his absense. What could be so dangerous? Why is Betty so upset over Jerry’s departure?
The Lone Ranger is in disguise, but arives at the request of Bettty to offer help. She tells him what she knows about the strange happenings. Men leave with big hopes to go on secret missions, but return as changed men who sell out and leave town in shame and despair. When others recognize the Lone Ranger’s presence, Betty is afraid for Jerry’s safety. Who are the “they” who might want to kill him? Who in town knows who the “they” are, and why are the men of town afraid of them?
The sheriff is determined to chase the Lone Ranger out of town and prevent him from investigating. It’s clear that the sheriff is regretful over his decision, but the Lone Ranger isn’t very reassuring to him as he tells the sherif that he’s still going to follow Jerry to get to the bottom of the mystery.
Bravely, the Lone Ranger and Tonto trail the rider with the hope of breaking the oppression that hangs over the town of Clearwater. A little about the scam that has been going on is revealed. Phoney land sales are at the bottom of it, and that nice old man Jake seems to be the mastermind. It’s an airtight plan, but the Lone Ranger sees a way out, and forces old Jake out of business.
What is the scam? How did the Lone Ranger save the day? Will Betty and Jerry ever get married? You know what to do, listen in and enjoy the adventure.