The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 6, 1951 · Page 20
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 20

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 6, 1951
Page 20
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1WI BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Our Boarding House with Moj. Hoople OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams EGA.p,t?A>CTeK,*ort VACATION TAKE A D6EP6R INHALE'' OF trl6 8AM8OO, VA«M'S AS I FHOMV AS A THIRD SET OF i)fPeR6/-<~A BEAR. WOULD RUN AMD F(?OM AUVoc TME ,, , T HA.O THE RICH 6*PSRieKlCe WHKTHATS AM OUT- rrs AM INFRINGEMENT ON OUR FREEDOM.OUR VERY ,6i SEAR »j A wousiTAirJ HeH-HEM.'~I {3> ALMOST FORSOTTEM IT, ^-?g> ffl 1 60T LOOKING "OMES THE ^ AT YOU SOMEHOW HEROES ARE MAPS-NOT BORM Political Announcements Subject to Municipal Election November 6, 1951 For Mayor DAN A. BLODGETT The Oregon Trail lies six feet deep in chalk rock near Guernsey, eastern Wyoming. Smart brides choose Meyer's Bread, For eacn and every meal. It keeps hubby straight, and he's never late, Meyer's Bread has bridegroom appeal! New ioles7 . . . new heefs? .. .new laces? . . HflLTCRS QUflLITY SHOC SHOP 121 W. M fl I N ST. > oVx Quality READY MIX ^ CONCRETE PHONE 2380 Hlocks—Culverts JOHNSON BLOCK CO. SI Illwa* So BlvthfYllle EMERALD CRESTED Gotion MocCreagh HOOPOE - NtA IflVKf. INC. M DUE wearily than just the heat 'warranted, Alan Barton and Lucy Villiers walked all the way to the hotel. Nobody followed them. Nobody molested them. There was no need. "Look," Alan said. "Add it up. Peler Vroom guessed we had a lead on the temple. So he bribed the young priests—the ones with the money—to watch. When our man found the hiding place of the emerald crested hoopoe they twisted it out of him and pinned him to the wall and they sit with blank faces and say it was some dragon god's penalty for snooping. The police will never find out any more than they did about any of the other killings on this same trail. It they do, it'll be too late. Vrocfn knows and he'll snatch it whenever Uncle Ho is ready." They did not have to tell George Benoit The Jour-sheet French newspaper had the swift follow-up of the monk's miracle killing. An outrage, it was headlined A desecration of a Buddhist temple that was revolting even to the Europeans of the whole colony. A ruffian gang of Ai-Quoks had scaled the walls with bamboo ladders, brutally beaten priests who opposed them, and wrenched out three of the silver tiers that held the offerings of the devout They had been foiled in taking the Emerald Buddha himself only because the police came. Too late, of course, the item concluded cynically, to prevent the senseless vandalism as well ae the theft at various images. "Too late," Alan said bitterly, "to prevent bloody revolution." "If we should tell the police everything we know about Vroom," Lucy began, v "What can we prove about Vroom?" Alan was stumped by the man's cleverness. "We can prove he grins like a cat, period. We can juess he has known about our every move and has tagged us all along. We can guess his strong arm Jang has snatched the hoopoe and ie's just waiting the word to raise -he symbol o( the prophesied Teedom from French domination and start blood Bowing. He'll be lifting up there in his teak camp, smiling like the cat that ate the hoopoe—" Alan let his tirade stop MI a suddenly held breath. He neld it for a long minute. "The teak camp!" Lucy left his sleeve to catch at is whole arm. "Alan,"—she called him by his first name that meant more than just acquaintance. "You can't! You can't go up there with any crazy idea of—well, of doing anything all by your mad self." Alan's hard, tight-lipped grin was beginning to form. "I won't be by myself. These Fang-due jungle men. Why couldn't I hi-jack the sacred hoopoe beiore Vroom can ever get a soap box and start his revival meeting!" Lucy's eyes closed on a horrid picture. She said. "I know nobody can do anything to stop you." • * • VTROOM'S camp, it turned out, was some 14 miles up the river. The Fang-due men were more afraid to ride in a thing'so unknown to them as a launch than to raid an unknown number of men in a teak camp. Some of them knew the site. The interpreter told Alan: "There b a chacra house (a bungalow of split woven bamboo on t high stilts) "and many huts. When teak is worked coolies and an elephant live in the huts. Mosl times the rich ones live in "house with drink and song. They have guns. AU is four-five hundred meters from river. A creek runs just behind house to river, jusl enough big for float a teak log." Alan had seen teak camps like that; though, the way he knew them, those who drank and sang ost their jobs fast. "Okay," he said. "Tell the men we want. to surround the campj and when they hear me shout they can begin to ?lose in. If anybody starts shooting :hey shoot right back and don't be afraid if they hit while men." Alan could creep up on a camp as well as any jungle man. In the early dimness he could make out the dark silhouette of the house amongst its trees, quite a big thing on its tall, ahove-mosquito- height poles it was much larger than any teak manager ought to need, more like a mission meeting house in the woods. Beyond it dim domes must be the hilts. Alan didn't expect" much trouble from them. Natives could stand amazingly aloof from white man quarrels, unless egged on by white men. He couldn't see the depression of the creek just behind the house but he could smell it in the hot night air. It could float a teak log and also, apparently, all the sewage from the house. A dog barked furiously. Somebody came out of a hut and rewarded its faithful watch-keeping by throwing fire wood at it. It ki-yied away into querulous woofings. Nobody ever expected a raid on so innocent a camp. Alan waited until the light was just good enough for his own men to see each other. 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