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»0f»i I¥A*. MOM, ARKANSAS Wcdnciday, March 17, 1954 i,euf)n« W ; Hd «i»b had ffen «t j Or ptyfiCrfif t*6 ht a r, details of,* . < i -Wv- t'' * -_-.. $?ftrly finished; s "the 6ps «iat£)'*jwsy clean. All they u.,tb do Vyfo take off their Wigs juf,ou£ theafpltohy teeth, and we !O?<haVe an^ldcft what they look- lkci| Some witnesses thought ., '• y$tc young, .Some . didn't." JMtDuttft moved, a little in his % >?Let's try the, why.*' / tayot Stonf 'asked, ('Explain St, ylu mean} young mah. 1 ', •ty* motive. Why?* Drover'. And '^dofJt In thjs screwball, ( vJay" .ny,'.{police - officer makes "ene- &< r j;jEarly saldj "That's bound ' "^n'. As to Why It was/done ','!' wouldn't know. Maybe ,. ,-" ; ^4thc, r chicf wording on any'^,) Jim 1 wanted^ ,to mg'. that mig'htlhook of,'/ finrly Said. got v \fc phor" ' 1 -'" j£ noon,"thls m !t6i?e'' she 1 " w'a&*< du? ,-atVtl ^ttls'eemed tot.ujjsct'.him knoV, ttjaj. il'was iifi his 1 t -W „ started J jalklng.,' I i, arty riames,. and hd , ntlt Hl^hf, .HU/OV " "i &». lff,»V *rf*l*WA(v ^JUfClJ, *J ptJiVK minute, ,,'though, x Chief ^js.'heje's his;desk pad. 'if'a.rftrettyj jjctive 'doodler .iked over "the phontf.V, T ,,ts$ tim'e,.,Nancy Drovijr isoiihd', 5 >a s strangled gasp i»i" i siik;era%sob.' 1 >'-ti - '' jV . sre'dOjjsfrickery s-Mayo.r , 1t piled «ordwo<Jd with an A and a T abovd it. This apparently had been unsatisfactory, because it had been scratched out. Below, and in apparent substitution, • was a grove of trees with a small stick figure standing near-by. Under this drawing were the letters, O, 6 ( , G, ' 4 -'Mean anything to you, Early" Jim asked. -, "t know the pad was empty, at Jeast the tlrStishcct was. cleHt» When Ueft/TBc chief had written some traffic Instruction* fof me," lore the sheet .off <hnd gave It lt> mis a$ I was leaving." < "W<3 have a«pile of wood," Jim Went on. "And a grove of trees which al$o could be called a wood. The name Wood mean anything special to you" , "Don't know anyone by that name, right offf" Early said after thought. "Say, there Is old Atwood,' the banker. A friend of the Chief's." The door was pushed open by an officer carrying a parcel. "The .bdys 1 just found this in the gutter at Twelfth and Elm, Three blocks from the corner by the theater/' 'The mayor took the bundle, put It on the ..desk, and Jet the long light blue smock unroll. A cordt mop was there, a peculiar peaked fiat, a pair of yellow gloves, an<| a section of grooved pink plaster or , plastic, holding two fangllkc ,tecth:"' Thdrcs, was' a small stairf, possibly,' blood, on the right'hand yellow sJoya. There was, a small* cr .staln«on the Corresponding cutjf of, the smo'ck, and a much larger^ stain ha,lfway up the lower arm,? This ]ast Stain appeared to be the heaviest on the inside of the sleeve. Stone reached for the teeth, and Jim caught his arm. "If you haven't facilities here, send it to thef police lab in 'Denver. Pretty careless way- to dispose of those things." ' "Why" Stone demanded. "That's a common sort of mop. That'-srrjock thing, I've'seen'many like'it.in garages'and filling stations. j-The teeth, I suppose they might'be, traced, 'but it looks like ,8 flqiwernade^ job fo .me.'-' i "-"You a d'entisV''' f '' •• '* > "Me No.Elpctriqa 1 work and appliances is 1 'my line, ,1 was just Baling ;an, opinion." ,-V.jtfn.' arfodded. '/These things'll cprrti? in f hand^' 1 for "a positive iden- tification'''^ we, pick up a suspect.' If for mb Other reason." ' J( |)r.. J^rnnk 'Pardon, hurried v ini Th'a''policeman ,'who h&d ',brought the pq^age^hld ,N,ancy frpfn his s,lghtV*-"Have' a preliminary ^report j, Meeting *f the , , . FARMERS ;;; lATURpAY, MARCH 20th | ! Tl^N N0\* TO ATTEND B^;'»^'M / '"'• . '« ' , - * ,'•*'« ' * I^Corrie py-the store and register for door "prizes, Jli'^To be M givenj,/awpy after the meeting af; the Iff '•• D s r. Bojj Jphnson> Animal Food'Die- , Lf r -, tjtion .for the, MPA Mills will be the •,. "* f f as;-. 1 <» -*f • -• , i < , |J> "preferred stock'' holders ore asked to come in '-V^v.qnd p)ek wp your interest checks at the store, S/>' Jhjey are now^ ready. for you. A single ( stab wound, pen etrated the' hefcrt. fcorheOrtfe was either mighty Wcky, or-**ry ful. I'd say he' krtew what hfe was doing. Chief DrOVCr was dead ofi his feet, a few seconds after the stabbing. I doubt if he felt ahy thing more" than ajlttle push. He never knew what h(t him, never knew when he fell to—" There was an agonized gasp, and the sound of a falling' bddy. Jim Dunn was beside Nancy Drover, "kneeling on the worn linoleum of tire floor. ' " Dr. Pardon swore. "1 didn't see her I didn't know she was here What stupid fools let her be here at a time Ifke this" He brushed Jim aside, made a quick examination. He called over his shoulder, "Get an ambulance. She's in shock. And of all the nitwitted, asinine. . ." Dr. Pardon- was still expressing his opinion when the ambulance arrived. IV Back at headquarters, after going to the hospital with, Nancy, Jim found Somethlm^ncv/ had been added In the snort;-,' stocky figure of a loud-voiced, man.-In'his fifties, still drpsscd as If he, too, had been extracted from the rcceptio.ii, his' red face' Wfts, made redder by the Ice blue of bis shrewd eyes. "Tony Hughes,", Mayor' Stone sain, "A good friend of mine. I have used ,my ,pm.efgcnfy powers to appoint him temporary' chief of POllCC." , «' ; »' ' ,•' "You were 8,1*j\the' wedding" Hughes asked 4s they shook hands. "Yes. Of course. The best man. Now, about this terrible, terrible thing." H Tony ;Hugliefc, -made any effort to soften 'the resonant, Dooming tones of his voice it "was completely without success. "I was stunned when I'heard the news at the ' reception. 4- splendid man, Chief Drover.' A great blow to our community . A loss to all of us. Why, my dear wife just keeled right ov<?r in "a dead faint when she heard the/ -news. Just like that." He sna'ppied; 'short thick, fingers. , l V ' n ' v. ' , Jim mqmblQd 'sonjething ,which could be taken ' a's, agreement, an expression 'of ' s.ymp.athy, •• or anything else Hi)ghc.s' chose? , '^We've blocked off^the 'highways all' arouht} town".' And"-Ilvif given orders to' ^ct' |n touch' With Richar^s * if pogslbty.' D^d' he tell Orou. where he was going." i "Ojily somewtyBfft 'be 'would* be hdrd to find;'.' Jihi'said. "You have any spo cl al' re ason>f or 'blocking the highways" t :"• • "• •' "A* gpo'd rcaspn indeed. This ob- Viousjy'is the.work t of out-of-town professional ,'kniefs 1 .' itr stands out Clearly. Hiied< Villefs 1 , whet knew thqfr- business an& went- about it methodically." ' ' "Oh? YoU picked' out the one who'hired'them'?'' i ' ,'Jim was treated to'a glare from the, cold eyes. ."Give,'us a little time. We're-considering Otto's enemies. A'chiefjof police would naturally have energies'." Jim could fiat k^jeij down a feeling of resfentrrifiht that Chief Drov- e!r shoUld iba , called; Qtto by this man. H6 asfcedj 1'You 'know 'of ( any loctil, ones'i '"libcal Mifchdl, Hall Can Pack them in §y JA6K BELL Vi — The Republican and Democratic national chairmen, Leonard W. Hall and Stepheh A. Mitchell, apparently can claim an audiahce aworded draw. in. their verbal 10 rounds over Sen. McCarthy (R-Wia). Tlic two party leaders debated last hlght before about 1,000 Georgetown University students whose cheers and boos seemed pretty evenly divided. Mitchell, asserted the 1 Republicans don't deserve the vote of young people because, "they , have failed to bring McCarthy .under control." Declaring that the GOP is conducting a "campaign of vilifica tlon that can destroy us all,' said: New -Plan to Combat Rids Is Pondered By JAMES MARLOW WASHINGTON M — Lester B, Pearson, the Canadian-foreign minister, and Adlai Stevenson, the Democrats' defeated candidate for president, both : express concern about the Eisenhower administration's! That "new look." "new look" is the admin- istfation's plan for handling Communist attacks. What does it mean? That's getting less easy to answer. The President, Vice Presi- he D dent Nixon, and Secretary of State "We must not put slander, and calumny upon each other for if wo do, we des'troy the system under which we live." Hall replied, in effect: Lbok Who's alking about us. "You ought to go back and : read some of former President Truman's speeches," he shot at Mil chcll, adding: "I won't ask you to read' the , ','We're IpokUJjj," \iAtp, tha'," HugheP-,stat6,a.C'"ri>cy<ll all be pickr cd up and, qjiestipncd.' This is all pretty nfew to, me,,and'I want to make profire?^ slowly, but Purely. Furniture's rriy 1 lj!)t'. jBut I've always said .any. man who can run a successful business can head any department 'of government with equal success. 1 ,' '" Jim risked a look, at Early and thought the mah's left eye drooped for just 4 fraction of A second. "You're probably right," Jim said "Maybe you'd like met t orun your furniture storq While you're busy here? I've, always said ; anyone who can be a successful detective can. run any kind of : ; business." Hughes, laughed shortly with his thick lips and disclosed an sarray of impossibly even white teeth. Evidently his dentures dated brick 1o the time when porcelain was more common than plastic. "What about the local nuts and crackpots" Jim asked. Jim stopped abruptly at a small but insistent signal from Tim Early, found he was on the receiving end "'. of glares again. This time from' both the mayor and the new Chief. "Trust us mayor said. "Let's follow up our lead,'". Ear- to take' steps," the ly, put drowned. in so quickly he-; almost but His Honor's words. "Peter Atwood. Maybe Chief Drover was going down to see him at wood's bank is in the Holt Block, and we have the idea Drover was talking to him earlier on the phone.". Early took Jim's arm and propelled him from the room. Jim did not stop the headlong rush until they were on the sidewalk. "Slow up a little Did I say something wrong" Early grinned, then changed the expression to one of distaste. "Not really, but I didn't know how much further you were going to go. Mayor Stone's a widower -and; he has one son, 19 or thereabouts. Some people, the more charitable onas, say the boy isn't quite bright." Jim nodded. For not the first time he _ was very conscious of what impact a few careless and even innocent words could havcj Regardless of intention, the .words could be given a personalized meaning by. the .sensitive . person. ."The. new. chief, and the mayor ,are good : friends'! ., "So. they .say. Real close." : "You'd ,say that was the reason Hughes .was .glaring at me too Afraid I!d ; hurt. his friend's feelings" "Could be," Early admitted. 1 "Then ?gnin it might be Hughes thought you were making .cracks about-his son, Tony, Jr." ''There's something wrong with him too" , "Depends on the way you look at it," Early said. "Young Hughes is a genius. Won a science prize in high school, couple years ago,And he wrote the senior class play." Early chuckled. "Some play. All about fairies and elves; magic and things like that. Had to read about it in the paper next day to find out what went on. Going to Denver University, he is now. Honor student." Early hesitated thitfi added, "Guess he's real bright. Had to pick him up once on a shoplifting charge. Nothing proved. Well, now, he's about 19 or 20." (To Be Continued) { . ' .. ,. Instead of about dealing it it. up, they've clouded it up. Dulles announced it in a Jan. 2 speech He said this government had decided, if the Communists attacked anywhere, then: This country would depend "principally upon a great capacity to retaliate, instantly, by means and at. laces of our own choosing." He said this meant more security cheaper. Stevenson sarcastically I called it "more bang for a buck."! The word "instantly" seems clear, or it did at the time. But a '"great capacity to retaliate' 1 could only mean the Air Force and the -Navy with its air arm. The Army is being cut down; Yesterday Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway, Army chief of staff, said he was particularly concerned the "new look" plan might so weaken the Army it couldn't face up 1o Russia's strength. growing military In practice, what would the "new look mean? No one has explained that fully. Suppose • the Chinese Communists attacked the French in Indochina. If American troops were sent into the jungles to help the French, it would mean the Chinese had chosen the place to fight, not the United States. But Dulles said this country would do the choosing. Would his plan of instant retaliation mean, perhaps, ignoring the Indochina battlefield and bombing China itself That might mean war with Russia too, and World War III. But at his news conference last -Wednesday President Eisenhower said this country would never get involved in World War III without a formal declaration ..of war by Congress. That' couldn't be done instantly. ' • ' Suppose the Chinese attacked Indochina and Eisenhower wanted to retaliate by attacking China but first referred the question to Congress? Ther'e'd be long debate be- lettcrs he wrote." fore a step was taken that might mean world war. What happens then to Dulles talk about retaliating "instantly Nixon, in a nationwide broadcast last Saturday night in answer to questions by Stevenson in a broadcast the previous Saturday night, explained: "We decided we would not fall into . . . traps. And so we adopted a new plan, and that new plan, summed up, is this: rather than let tha Communists nibble us to death all,over the world in little wars, we would rely in the future primarily on our massive, mobile, retaliatory power which we could use at our own discret ion against the major sources of aggression at times and places that we can choose. This was approximately whsl Dulles had said. But in his speech Nixon repeatedly complained that while communism made gains during President Trumans term, "not a single Russian soldier was lost. What would he do, for instance, to make the Russians pay in soldiers in their own back yard Ke couldnt suggest attacking Rtissia unless he wanted World War III. Would Congress consent to that Yet, Eisenhower said this country would not get into aluch a war without congressional approval. And if Russia saw Congress debating about an attack on her, would she wait patiently to be attacked Hardly. And if Russia attacked, she might try to bomb American cities but would almost certainly bomb the cities of American allies in Europe. So American allies have a stake in the "new look. Pearson made that clear yesterday. He said Canada and the'West- ern Allies must be consulted fully before the United Slates makes- any decision to "retaliate instantly against an aggressor. Stevenson not only raised questions about the "new look, in general but about something else Dulles said in his Jan, 12 speech. Dulles had talked about putting more reliance on "deterrent power, and less on local defensive power. "Is -this, Stevenson said, "a 'new look or is it a return to the pre-1950 deterrent strategy which made some sense as long as we had a monopoly of atomic weapons together with a strategic air- force Last year the administration cut the Air Force,, this year started to build up again. The most recent statement on the "new look comes from Adm. Radfofd, chairman of the Joint, Chiefs Of siaff, who says it means; the enemy is being told that if he attacks--.one place, this country, migh't slam him- some place else but not necessarily with atomic weapons. This does add much to public understanding. PRESCOTT NEWS Wednesday March 17 The Men's Fellowship Supper of the Presbyterian Church will be held on Wednesday evening. J. H. B.emis, Lynn Harrell, C. W. McClelland and George TJeat have charge of the supper arrangements Jim Nelson is program chairman. Tile choir of the Presbyterian Church will practice on Wednesday evening at 7 o'clock. / Thursday March 18 The Benjamin Culp Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution will meet on Thursday afternoon in the home of Mrs. S. O. Logan with Mrs. D, L. McRae, Sr. and Mrs. E. L. Cass assisting hostesses. • . I ' ™ I ernoon in celebration of her sixth ; birthday. Sunny Gayle Morris won the prize for "Pinning The Tail On The Donkey." Individual cakes, ice cre^m, and> punch were served from the tabla centered with a white birthday cake embossed in pink and green. Whistles were given as favors. Guests included Glenda Martini dale, Marita Jane Bemis, Marg" aret Dews, John Reynolds, Frank Anderson, Frank Taylor Grayson, Stanley McNally, Robert Milam, Mike Harris, Sue Morris, Joe Es- carrc, Kay Shipp, Janet Sue Mor« gan and Sunny Gayle Morris. Friday March 19 ' The Victory Home Demonstration Club will meet on Friday afternoon in the home of Mrs. D. S. Jordon at 2 o'clock Letter Carrier Auxiliary Meets The March meeting of the Letter Carriers Auxiliary was held on Friday afternoon in the home of Mrs. Clifton McGuire Bouquets of spring flowers decorated the rooms, The president. Mrs. Morris Loe, presided and conducted the business. The minutes of the previous meet ing were read by the secretary, Mrs.''Reese McDougald. /'Plans were • discussed for the. state convention- to be held in .May, At the* close of the meeting cookies and cold drinks were served. Mrs. John McGuire was a guest. Mrs. Leroy Martin Hostess To Center H D .Club Mrs. Leroy Martin was hostess to the Center Home Demonstration Club at her home on Friday afternoffn. The meeting was conducted by the president, Mrs. Olin Wells, The devotional talk Was given by Mrs. Martin. The club has pieced and quilted three quilts that will be sent to three orphanages. It was announced that Mrs. Madge Burgess county Home Demonstration Agent will leave the first of-April, for her new post in Berry- Yille ..' ; : Refreshments were served by the hostess. Brenda Rhodes j Honored, •-.• Mr. and 'Mrs. Roy Rhodes honored their daughter. Brenda, with a party at their home on Friday af- Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Hubbard were the weekend guests of Mr. and : , Mrs. Elmer Glenn in Hot Springs. ' Mrs. Dallis Atkins is spending seJ(( veral weeks in Kansas City with her daughter, Mrs. Duncan Mitchell and family. Mrs. Hcrvey Bemis, Mrs. Bobby Duke, Reed 'and Judy spent Friday in Little Rock with Mrs. Lillian Vaughan and Mrs. C .W. McKelvey. Mrs. Dock Kizer attended the funeral services for her uncle, MrL^ Fred Luebke in Stuttgart on Sat™ urday. Mrs. Fred Powell and Mrs. Clinton Barrett spent several days last week in Little Rock. .Rev. and Mrs. D. C. Sarrctt of Smackover were the Saturday guests of relatives. 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