In the meantime, the boss’ men don’t believe the criminal mastermind will come to the cave. Superman, on the other hand, is confident that the boss will show up. Just then, there is a secret knock on a hidden door to the cave. The boss has arrived, and he’s none other than Reginald Van Doren, president of the Metropolis National Bank. Desperate to keep his identity secret, Van Doren fires his gun at a box of dynamite, but Superman stops the bullet before it hits the explosives. Our hero then barricades Van Doren and his men inside the cave until the police can come get them.
At 5:55, Clark Kent learns about the schedule change for the train from Hawthorne to Metropolis. He only has five minutes to save the train. Changing to Superman, he flies at great speeds to get to the train. Suddenly, the explosions start, and Superman uses his tremendous strength to hold up the bridge. The train crosses the bridge without incident, and the gold has arrived without problems. The police have arrested Van Doren and his men and recovered the missing gold.
Later, in the offices of the Daily Planet, Jimmy is telling Perry White about what has happened. However, White does not believe that Superman exists. He thinks Jimmy and Van Doren’s men imagined the caped hero despite having seen him when the Invisible Man was causing trouble. Just then, Clark Kent arrives. Perry yells at Clark for not getting the story of the train and Van Doren, but Clark says he took a later flight to Hawthorne not knowing of the train’s schedule change. Jimmy vouches for Clark as they follow Perry into his office. ~
In Perry’s office, the trio notices some stones on the editor’s desk. The stones are in the formation of an Indian death symbol. when Perry sees this, he asks Jimmy to get him some water from a pitcher to relax his nerves. When Jimmy grabs the pitcher, it shatters into many pieces. An arrow had broken the pitcher as it seemed to come out of nowhere, and it’s now on the floor of Perry’s office. What do the stones and arrow mean? Is somebody trying to kill Perry White? Only “The Howling Coyote” has the answers to those questions when we return for The Adventures of Superman. Be sure to tune in next week, boys and girls.
–Part of an article by James Lantz, found on The Review Page on the Superman Home Page.
Note: In all the collections I can find, part 7 and 8 are the same show. The story flows well between episode 6 and the last one, which makes me think there may not have been an 8th show. Possible the series took a day off for a special presentation, or a different show to fill the program slot. If someone knows, and you want to share with me, just drop me an email and tell me.