Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on November 28, 1939 · Page 10
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Hope, Arkansas
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Tuesday, November 28, 1939
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Section B—Page 4 HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS SERIAL STORY 5 WOULD KILL 6Y TOM HORNER CO0Ym«HT. IMt. NCA 9RHVICB, INfl. Damon »«»r«he» the hou*r tor the fan thn» fcnie* B«atliornr, btte fall* to fl*rf It. n k» ftoei tn nvrnken At*«*a. hn<t been uleeplnte "onndly, tke old mnn I* Knne. t,nttr Al•ton comm out ot (he pnningteway f» »Ke street, hand* Uiivncm • •mttiijtrt], half-nmokrU dtcnrrf, CHAPTER XII TJAWSON glanced for an instant at the paper in his hand, then closed his fingers over it. He studied the faces around him. John Douglas and Ara, hurrying from the dining room, wondering what this impetuous outburst might mean; Helen Benthorne, beside her father, her eyes clouded with anxiety; Krone, in blank amazement, and beside him, Joey di Torio, his face a mask, but his eyes darting from one to another. "Give me your -cigarels," Dawson commanded. Douglas fished in his pockets, produced a pack. Ara's purse, on her -.-m, yielded hers. "You'll find mine all over the house," Mrs. Benthorne volunteered. "I've only a few left, but you're welcome to them," di Torio said, extending his silver case. "Thanks," Dawson growled. "Now all of you get into the living room, I'll call you—" Alston took a step toward the door, then crumpled to the floor. • "Daddy! Daddy!" Helen Ben- thorne moaned, as she dropped to her knees beside him. Alston's eyes flickered open. "I'll be all right—my heart—excitement—" "Carry 'Mr. Alston upstairs— you Krone—and you, Douglas. You too, Joey. Keep 'em all up there, Krone." * * * J^AWSON studied the four cig- arets on the desk before him, compared each one carefully with the bit of paper in his hand. So he had been right, after all. This would cinch the case, alibi or no alibi. So intent was he that he did not notice Ara standing in the doorway. "Captain—" she began hesitatingly. He looked up. "What do you want? I'll see you later, I'm busy now—*' "It's about last night—John and I talked it over—we think you •houirt know—" "Think I should know what?" Dawson answered shortly. "That I was h«re, early last night— before 9 o'clock. I came to son interrupted, "that anything you tell me may be used against see Mr. Benthorne—" "So you've decided to let me in you." on your secrets now—" Sarcasm tinged the detective's question, the girl replied, "but I did not but the girl let it pass, apparently kill Benthorne. You'll understand unnoticed. "Lots of people were here to see Benthorne last night. . . . I'm busy. . , . Your new fairytale will keep, won't it? He turned back to the clgarets. ''HE clock above" the fireplace ticked off the minutes. When Dawson paused, after a time, to fill and.light his pipe, (he girl was still standing there. John Douglas was beside her, his arm protectively around her shoulders. "I thought 1 told Krone—" "You did," Douglas said. "He's right here on the stairs. He can see lylr. Alston's door; Mrs. Bcn- thorne is with her father, ancl di Torio is on the steps with Mr. Krone. He can see us here in the doorway, too." "Whore's Nick Smith?" Dawson suddenly remembered the taxi driver had been missing during the excitement. "He's out in front, talking to the officer on duty there," Krone called down from the stairs. "He won't get away." "So you two have cooked up a real story," Dawson returned to the couple before him. "All right, come in and let's have it," 'He pulled open the drawer, pushed the cigarets, the packs and Tony's case into it. "Close the door and sit down." The girl made no move to obey, but walked slowly across the room, until she stood at the edge of the desk. Douglas pushed the door closed, stood behind her. "You came to see Benthorne," Dawson went ont "Why?" "I came to kill him!" The girl's expression did not change, her voice was almost ai monotone. "If ever a man deserved to die, it was Arnold Benthorne. "He knew I was' coming; he told me to come in the side entrance, the passageway from the street. At first he; had refused to see me, "I came fully prepared to kill him. I had an automatic revolver in my-purse, one—" I know how to use father!" "You realize, of course," Daw- "1 know that, Captain Dawson," after you hear all of my story. "Mr. Benthorne met me at the outer doorway about 8:45, brought me directly to his study. We talked for some time. At first he was obstinate, mean, nasty. Ha refused to believe anything 1 said. Then, when I showed him proof, he begged for mercy, offered me money, offered me almost anything. The more he begged, the more he pleaded, the more I hated him. Oh, I'm glad—glad that he's dead." Momentarily she lost her calm, ancl her dark eyes flashed. For an instant Dawson thought ho had seen that same expression before, on another, different face, but ho dismissed the idea as Ara continued. "It was then that .Mrs. Ben- thorna came in, found her husband and me. She demanded to know what it was about, why we must meet secretly without her knowledge, and I (old her. "She turned on her husband like a fury. I detested Arnold Ben- thorne fear what he was and what he had 'bean, but she hated him with a madness that was almost insanity. I do not blame her. He never knew the meaning of honor. What he had done to one woman, he would do to another. "At last I left them. If I killed him then, before his wife, I could never escape punishment for doing what I believed was only justice. I hurried out the same way I had come, intending to return today. But I did not get back in time. Someone else wished Arnold Ben- thorne dead, too. I was too late." "You're talking in circles," Dawson broke in angrily. "Of all the disconnec ted, unintelligible— What arc you talking about? Why did you come here to kill Ben- thorfie? - Answer me, .why did you?" The girl shook her head, sobbed into 'Douglas' shoulder. 'Etiwson strode around the desk, grabbed Ara's shoulders and turned her around to face him. "You started riiesday, November 2^:. ;>. „ Whether we want to put n sister republic in n position on neutrality that is different from our own. That permitted the President to point out that there is a neutrality question involved, as Hull contended. Possibly too hastily, many observers assumed nt once Hint the ships Would not be transferred. But at any rate the government's two big guns on foreign policy had found a piece of common ground on which to stand. Brazil's Joke Ernziliaas are fre.sliiy celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the establishment of the republic after the rule of Emperor Own Pedro terminat- ed. If he Jiad had B Km, Dotn Pedro's line mlftht have continued Indefinitely but he had only a daughter. His followers would have nothing of a "petticoat government" so a republic grew up on the foundation of the empire, all apparently in the best of Inimor. Dom Pedro wanted to marry his daughter to a Frenchman, let -her succeed him and at the same time preserve the line of rulers. One version^ has it that the Brazilians ans. wereci it that a joke Implying that the one who wears the pants will rule the hoii5e. And they wanted no French man ruling Brazil. McCaskill Mrs. Limlell Buchanan and Mrs. V. I. Worthnni of Prescoft visited Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Harris Inst Tuesday. Miss Leta Rhodes spent the weekend visiting her sister Evelyn HhcKlrs in Arkadelphia. Janelle McCnskill was the week-end guest of her grandparents Mr. nnd Mrs. P. H. Stephens of Blevins. Mr, and Mrs. Walter Bnleh were visitors in Hope Sunday. Mr. iincl Mrs. Alvis Stokes of Dolight spent Saturday and Sunday with (their pnrents. Mr. nnd Mrs, It. B. ' Elcy. Mr. nntl Mfs. Ezrn Moses and Miss Myrtle Moses of Benton were visiting relatives nnd friends IHTP this weekend. Mrs. Marie Russell from Kansas returned to.her home after n two-weeks isit with her mother. Mrs. E. W. Cul- vi popper. Miss Bonnie Mnrie Anthony spent the week-end visiting relatives in Murfreesboro. | Mr. and Mrs. Bert Scott, Mrs. Marls-hall Scott anil Miss Wmula Scull were 'visiting relatives in Dierks Sunday, incl Mrs. J. E. Gentry and Mrs. Bordin Hnmpton were vislfinR ii*Rl Dcirndo Suiulny, Chester McOHskiU spfmt Srvn-nl clnys in Hot Springs last. v. rc|<. Mrs. \V. I.. Hrew ;m<J Mr. aiul Mrs. ForUs MrHrnyor VTTC visilint; in Mur- Mr. Sunday, (iiul Mrs. inn in l'i (••.' Von Nrvi-r Kiinxv niCNVKK-.i-iv Of ,.,n p|;, t .,.. s , nimiff Niiniiiin C(il)h th.niulu |,j lunch would l.n> s;ifi"<l in h'r; disk in ilic c'Oiinly cnui •triiuiii. Hut Miini'bofly stulc i| (lurinu ii niiirl M'vsiun BOOTS AND HER BUDDIES ALLEY OOP Man to Man VT • 006WUA VIA. THAT y GRAB A HELMET AN 1 BOP TH' COY UND IT? HA.W; T AIN'T OH. MO,TROJAN! VOUR LITTLE HAS PLAVED OUT.'VOU'VE FUNij-LL HAFTA LITTLE 6AMO SOME WHERE ELSE Oop's Number is Net Up Yet By Edgar Martin By V. T. Humiin WASH TUBES NOW, SNIPER... VOU DIE LIKE A 006.' did you want to kill him?" The answer came in a whisper. "Arnold Benthorne was my (To Be Continued) Garner Advocates Claim California McAcloo, Operating Government Fleet, Supports Roosevelt Bid By I'RESTON GROVER WASHINGTON — Garner-supporters say they will get the California delegation to the Democratic National Convention because there are more Texans there than' natives fro'm any other state. Also, they add, the jobless migrants who have poured in on California in the past three years have come mostl^ from Oklahoma and Arkansas, where the name of Garner is well known—and revered. Ex-Senator McAdoo, now operator of one of the government subsidized merchant fleets operating on the vice-presidency. Ship Transfer Problem Washington is still enjoying the domestic diplomacy by which the divergent statements of President Roosevelt ancl Secretary Hull on the aPna- ma ship transfer were reconciled. The proposed transfer of a fleet of United States Lines freighters from the American flag to Panama registry merunam iieeis operating on tne u|t ^niuinjan uug LU jraiiumu registry Pacific, is trying to see it that Gar- jso they could continue in the pro- ner doesn't get the delegation. How 'fitable war trade was described by JUST LOOK WHAT I FOUUD OW TH' SWEATER LUCILLE SAID SHE KWITTED FOR ME' Too Bad, Uncle 1 Link OH,TO THIWK THAT I BELIEVED HEP IF IT HAUIO'T BEEN FOR. THAT SWEATER, WA&HIWGTON. IPMIVER PROMISED TO/ 1 "* ( MARRY HER / FRECKLES AND HIS FRIENDS I KWOW VOU AN' EASY TRIED TO WARN m THAT -SHE WAS AFTEE MY MOME 1 / BUT I WA-S, A FOOL. I \NOULO WOT LI6TEW. MOW I'M HOOKED. I'M TOO TENDER- HE ARTEC TOOET OUT OF By Roy Crane . times change. In 1932 Garner and McAdoo pooled resources at the nat. ional convention in Chicago to give Franklin D. Roosevelt the nomination. In the trade, Garner got the CANAL BUILDER HORIZONTAL 1, 6 Pictured Panama. Canal builder. 12 Beam. 13 To whip. 15 Palm leaf. 16 Irish. 17 Cost. 18 Bench. 20 Negative word. 21 Female lion. 23 River. 24 Grain. 25 To perish. 44 Preposition. 26 Musical note. 45 Vacuum 28 Form of "be." pumps. 29 Building sites. 51 To fly. 30 Constellation. 53 Professed Answer to Previous Puitle SUSS uUii BE @QDIB 1 SHUL5 I--] EHGS 32 Uproar. 34 To revolt. 36 To dine. 37 Road. 39 100 square meters. 40 And. 41 Capuchin monkey. 42 Musical note. opinions. 54 Humus. 56 Equipages. 58 Connecting word. 59 Bird. 60 His military title. 61 His native land. VEBTICAL 2 Mistake. 3 Hops kiln. 4 Black bread. 5 Discerns. 6 To profit. 7 One time. 8 Pieces out. 9 Quoits pin. lOWinfed. 11 Parrot fish. 14 Professional athlete. 16 He was an by pro- fession (pi.) 19 He or finished the Panama Canal 21 Matter of fact. 22 To frighten. 25 Dower property. 27 Wrath. 29 Kindled. 31 Striped fabric 33 Grain. 35 Age. 138 Round flat plate. 41 To swell. 43 Coat of mail. 45 Ache. 46 Verbal. 47 Adult males. 48 Norse mythology. 49 Toward. 50 Fern seeds. 52 Native metal. 55 Varnish ingredient. 57 Senior. 59 Compass point. Secretary Hull as contrary to the spirit of the neutrality law. The law prohibited American ships carrying supplies to belligerents. On the same day. President Roosevelt and Secretary Hull on the Pana- question of neutrality was holding up the transfer because of questions of national defense and maritime commerce policy. Later on he said the thing was perfectly legal and that in spite of what some people say the President is more or less bound by the law. Reporters began asking how the conflict between the Roosevelt posi- I ticin, considerably at odds, would; be reconciled. At a lute press con- | ference, the President turned the trick. Consideration must be given to the ' position in which Panama, a fellow neutral, would be placed by the transfer of ships, the President said. There is a real question, he said, , . ^y. KNOW, .SOMETIMES 1 THINK IMPORTANT WAS HAPPENJ Ain't It the Truth JUST 60T WORD V ) ~ ..' .,rz. ..•"«—~->~i ""- ULJOI OLJI WW'KU THAT CAROL'S ARBWIM 1 FROM ElSPOPc WE GOTTA HURW HOME ' __,,——/ WE WERE y I JUST WAITING BV //oft CCPH. 1939 BY HE* SfgyjCE, IJJcrTM.'KCU. uTs PAT. OFF. RED RYDER OH, 1 SEE YOU GUYS • GOING our ON DATES, WHILE x. 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I SMELL FI6H/ OUtlMTA FRISK THIS ZOO FER A 6ERSEANT NEIGHBORHOOD., BUT THERE OU6HT TO BE / with Major Hoople OUT OUR WAY COPS. 193'JUY Ht~M,~M7rr7T "ByJ.R.WilIiai4 MO, I CAM'T GO -- OH, I COULD, \ BUT IF I DON'T DO THIS MOW ' <3HE'LL MAKE ME DO IT WHEN) SUNAPM REAL- IMPORTANT COMES UP, SO GO AHEAD BY VOUR.5ELF.S-- QUITE A BIT OF COAL. IW THEM ASHES AT THAT, AIKJ'T THER? 0 C 0 ^maikrag.^ BOB" THIRTV VEAPS TOO SOOM

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