The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 31, 1949 · Page 15
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 15

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 31, 1949
Page 15
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HTJRSDAY, MARCH SI, 1949 BLYTHKVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS PAGE TSJEB FIFTEEN UT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams HE S A COWBOY HE'S STUDYIK)' WHAT THEY HAD IN SCHOOL' Dur Boarding House with Maj. Hoople NOU'* 801 MOBi vJtTrt TrlKT ORC *...._ A 86S wJ & VIA* FIOW6B .'£ 6V THE TIME A RAILROAD CCftWLS THM - - • STICKS,THE TRAWS *»L,L, DM ! now noes MA*. G*T TO THAT KEMOTi fttALl*?—- COM6RSW eVTtrW OURCOMMOfJlCV CVSTeMr" • SHIP *0t4 OR* OOT OPMIMK. JOMCTiCW, SOT A TOJBiST CACtfT new Orleans lies below Hie high- fter levels of tile Mississippi, the lilf of Mexico, and Lake Poiitchiir- Ln I Read Courier News Want Ads. Political Announcements tTbJect to Municipal Election April 5, 1949 For Mayor DOYLE HENDERSON E, R JACKSON By Bob Wade and Bill MitW QUEEN ^^•^© tr M W«i» *ri KM MM*; Oi*4oW*U bf MIA SMVICf, MC, For Alderman First Ward RALEIGH SYLVESTER JIMMIE SANDEHS Second Ward WALTER O. GATES J. W. ADAMS Third Ward .JENNINGS BAILEY LOUIS G. NASH Fourlh Ward (Two lo be Elected) J. WILSON HENRY LESLIE MOORE We know watches EXPERT 'Watch repair XLI A GAINST a molclcring bulkhead, £ar forward, was a row of squat chesls. "There!" ho ordered. "Hurry—open them up!" The (our people moved cautiously toward the ironbotmci boxes. Barsclou and John Henry wrestled with the first chest of the row, prying at the lid. "Together," grunted Barsclou. The two nicn panted in unison and forced it open. They stared into the black depths. John Henry lifted his head first and looked at the man in the pirate costume. "False alarm," he said. "It's empty." "Don't He!" Trim rasped. Trim bounded forward and drove the oilier two aside with - All Work Guaranteed Reasonable -i X** -V •1 (Meet lire if us . .. Wear Dianuinds lllittlST \Ul\ST. ITIIU II MIMPHII, HTTMWUt *•» tTIMIUM Crappie or Catfish 24 HOURS DAILY Special Sunday Dinner 75c Simpson Cafe Ark-Mo State Line (he gun. A moment later, he raised a face thnt was pale and contorted with rage. Barsclou still gazed at the opened chest as if hypnotized. "pet back!" Trim commanded, panic in his words. His lower jaw hung open and his wet tongue moved back and forth over his ugly teeth. Sin and Ihe two men acked up. Their captor's brown :yes flicked between them and the reasure chests as he went down he row kicking nt the dusty ironbound tops. Most of the lids flew instantly, banging against the Bulkhead. A red dust arose and sunbeams danced on flakes of rust. At the last chest, Trim uttered a howl and dipped his free hand within it. He pulled oul a fistful of round black objects like withered marble. 1 ; and held them close to his face, staring uncomprehendingly. Then he pivoted and hurled the tiny wrinkled balls spitefully at Barselou. "There's your fabulous richtsl" he shrieked. "There's the Queen's jewels!" He capered around madly, his joints jerking as though marionette strings guided him. His high cracked voice screamed at TpHE withered black globules lay patternless on the sandy timbers. Sin remembered something she'd read. Pearls, exposed to the elements over a long period of lime, deteriorate and become valueless. I don't understand,** Barselou said dully. "Maybe you can understand this," Trim panted, waving his arms. "Somebody beat you to the gold, the emeralds, all the treasure. Somebody maybe • century ngo. Can you get that through your thick head? Somebody else found the gfilleon first! Anglirt knewl AngHn was double-crossing us both!" John Henry laughed. He couldn't restrain it even in th* face of maniacal fury. Barselou'i search, Trim's .Involved intrigue — all had been for nothing. Two men had died for a chest of worthless pearls. AngUn had known and he had profiled moat from the Queen. But Anglin hadn't been clever enough. Sin laughed too. She tried to hold back the mirth. "It's another eyes. He hissed softly, "This Is high tragedy. I will not aci-opl (he role of clown." Sin and John Henry backed up silently, Barselou mechanically, "There, Right there," barked Trim as three backs touched the side of the galleon. The trio stood on a wide curb of wood thnt surrounded the entire deck—the gun platform. Behind them, the rectangular cannon ports revealed Hie rock face of the cliff, blind and *™y- COMETH1NG hard hobbod ^ against Sin's neck nnd she ducked. From a beam that ran the length of the ship's side, several rusty iron chains dangled. Each chain terminated in R wide iron cuff. The ship T s irons, designed tor lazy or mutinous seamen of His Majesty's Navy. Trim was addressing Barsclou. "Snap those chains around their wrists. If you please." John Henry looked around des- p . Sin licked her trembling Spoonerism," she giggled, caught up in the frenzy that charged the "What?" said John Henry. "Spooner," she repeated, her tin til gasps at breath stopped the flow. spent shoulders shaking. "You know— the man who always got his words twisted." "What about him?" She giggled harder than ever. Her words trailed up hysterically. "Somebody asked him If he sang and Mr. Spooner said, 'I know only two tunes—God Save the Weasel and Pop Goes the Queen.' She just popped!" And Sin went off into gales of laughter. "Stop it! Stop it!" yelled Trim. He thrust his revolver almost in Sin's face. Her peal of laughter became m tangled fob. "Get over against the wall—all of you!" lips and asked, "What arc yon going to do, Mr. Trim? Please—" "Ao old pirate custom, Mrs. Conover." A wrinkled hand pulled the cocked hat lower over spangled flickering eyes. "No prisoners. By the time you're found, you'll be indistinguishable from the other skeletons here." "No—you c«n 1 t—" Sin choked. She almost fell to her knees but John Henry held her to him. The threatening pistol motioned at Earselou. The big man reached for the dangling chains. The muscles in his face were working now, but his eyeballs were transparent, far away, as though he were pondering some weighty problem. Conover struggled but the expressionless gambler was inexorable. Machine-like, Barselou forced John Henry's wrists into the iron circlets. Sin submitted limply. The pair stood side by side on the. gun platform, their wrists held at ear level by the ancient to chains from cuffs an- the beam commanded the little man. Flecks estedly. of light were dancing oddly in his 1 Barselou wheeled slowly and said, "What next?" He looked at the man with the gun dislnler- (To Re Concluded) SCOri 1 ALLEY SIGN & NEON SERVICE • Better Signs • Better Service 808 North Franklin 1'hone 3203 THE GRAUS COMPANY Real t Phont 521 Phone 30751 "—Surprising, the get-up and go it's got since f had it refinanced at GENERAL CONTRACT PURCHASE CORPORA T/ON." COTTON FARMERS Chemically deHntid cotton Mcd xvrmtnmU qulcktr, plant and plow the same week. 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