The answer to the rash of smashed statues seems to deal with a tiny metal box, and the slip of paper found inside. Taking the clue to police headquarters, the lab tech suggested it may be a secret formula for a new explosive.
Racing off as Superman, the professor who invented the formula needs his protection. Can Superman defeat the gangsters as they shower him with machine gun bullets? The doc is safe, and the thugs neatly tied up for the police to haul away.
Back at the police station, Clark hears from Jimmy about Superman’s amazing work in capturing the thugs. Is there still a higher mastermind at work here? Parts of the mystery are solved, but there is still concern over the safety of the professor. Strange things are about to happen.