The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 10, 1951 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, September 10, 1951
Page 9
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MONBAT, 10, 1WV (ARK.) COURIER WBWS PAGE TOIB Our Boarding House with Maj. Hoople IT'S f_a)*\ VOOR peecioos i JAkE *~ HE SAYS, "AM SHOOTIM6 ALOrJS A 'LlTTL - - '" ',MAETHA- MY WORD, MARTHA M .*IUST vtoo se so * 'S05PIC10O5? JAK6 MAY HAVE PURCHASED- TH» (SIFT AT A SALE Of= DM.' COOLD KB HftslE THRUST IT IrvjTO Hl<5 POCKET, GR. ALL , HE MlSHT MAME WIPED IT OM 1H£ TABLE CLOTH OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams WELL, I WON'T HAWS. IT OUT tMTHrSTINV V4.RD.' PO YOU THIMK. I LIKE A HURPLE UNDER THE CLOTHES HE MAKES A BOBSLED THREE MONTHS BEFORE SWOW-AMO I'M EXPECTEP TO PULL THIS KLONDIKE FREIGHT TRA1M M AM' OUT OK) CEMENT Political Announcements Subject to Municipal Election November B, 1951 For Mayor DAN A. BLODGETTT SKrrtcr/ Srhart brides choose Meyer'i Bread, For eacn and every meal. It keeps hubby straight, and he's never late, Meyer's Bread haa bridegroom appeal! • Just What The Doctor Ordered 1 After JOB »e« the doo- lor! tSrt»i» jra"' prescription l« m. W» will -piljjt_ exactly tfci way he would wBRt'H. ST. FRANCIS DRUG STORE 423 W«t Ash V&m I T HE bullpen door opened with a painful grating sound, for its boilerplate taxed its unhibricaled hinges. Sheriff Em Souders tilled the doorway. lie beckoned with a chubby index finder. "This is it, Jimmer. The jury's come in with a verdict." Now that It had happened. It wasn't so bad. I'd dreamed over and over that they had found me guilty, that they were leading me to the electric chair, that I was sitting in it waiting [or someone to throw the switch. That type of dream had been a bad one, but it had-been worse dreaming She opposite, that I had been freed. (or the let-down when ! woke up was terrible. I stared down at the five greasy cards in my hand. The five other card players had forgotten theirs. The ham in me compelled me. to look at mine steadily and say: "We'll finish the hand, boys. I was terrific. The five inmates of th« Queen County jail regarded me with new respect. We played out the hand with exaggerated deliberation. ! could imagine each of them telling 1 COfR. 1951 SYNEA SERVICE, INC.. it for the rest of his life "*Yes, I'll never forget ft," he 1 FRECKLES AND HI» FRIENDS By MERRILL HLOSSEH Ideal ^HD SMITH S WAS/MS A OiVe-MAfl 8l/y«S SfKIKf A6AINST HIGH PRKeS! fe DOUBLE OLKKY HAVING YOU 4OME ASAW. LAROIE/ YWERtt-L Vif SO f> C6LEBRATE P \- KNOW JUST TOO EXFBNSWB JUST , COZY/ f CH€CK.' "Don't complain! Think how bored you'll be when they're drafted or married!" AND UNLESS ! ICE CRfAM PEDPLER. s news UP, rr SHOULD wr QJJITE INEXPENSIVE/ PRISCII.LA'S POP Simple Subtraction BY AL VERMEER NOW, TWENU WOW MANY DOUGHNUTS WOULD YOU HAVE NOW LOOK AT IT THIS WAY... YOU'VE GOT DOUGHNUTS AND 1 GIVE YOU SIX iLEVEN! GOOD HEAVENS, PRI-5C1LLA, MOW CAN YOU POSSIBLV ARRIVE AT ELEVEN? Xc< VIC FLINT Shakespeare Wanls to Move BY M1CHARI, O'MAIXEY and RALPH LANE 1 w*fu!ere<! how Incky I would b« U 1 did walk out—% lre« bat a nan believed by everyone to be a killer. 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Most of these trucks ar equipped with a radio an healerl STUDEBAKER would say. "I'll never forget tha afternoon in the old Queen County jail. We were playin', five-care straight draw, and settin' in the game wa» Jimmer Malloy, on tria for the murder of Charlie Berman the thief that had stole his big re sort at Queen Lake. The jury'd been out since the night before. Right in the middle of a hand the sheriff opens up the bullpen door and says th« jury'* brung in a verdict. "Jimmer Malloy, he never batfi an eye. He just says casual-like: 'We'll finish this here hand, boys.' So we played out the hand with Jimmer as cool as a cucumber, not knowin' whether the jury'd give hi« the chair or let him go free!" CO we played out the hand. dropped 60 cents because was too excited to realize that pair of greasy fours wouldn't win. The hand played I stepped over the bolted-down bench and away from the table. I went back to my cell and got a sporls jacket I didn't need, for it was a hot summer day outside. As 1 returned Hal Hover, who'd been in my class at high school and who was the only other local man in the jail extended his hand. "Good luck, Jimmer. Believe i or not. I wish I could change places with you. You'll walk ou of that courtroom a fret; man, bu E'm caught for life. They'll turn me loose a minute after midnigh tonight, but my alimony-grubbing ex will have me back before thi week's over." The others Joined Hal in thei good wishes. I thanked them am joined the sheriff. He had neve bothered to put cuffs on me, an lie didn't now. The sunlight blind ed me as we reached the street. "What do you think. Sheriff?" The huge sheriff shook his head "1 don't know, Jimmer, You can over tell about a jury." I questioned him no further. \V j Continued on to the county cour 1 house, used the back stairway I the second-floor courtroom. Th room was packed when we en lered. The judge's bench, how ever was vacant I walked to the defense table. My lawyer Gene Sawyer glanced back at me and smiled wrily. Gene was almost as big as the sheriff. At 40 h« was prematurely gray. The local Houdini ot the criminal courts, he took his cases so seriously that at the close of each he was near collapse. My case, had been an exception to the rule. Gene had refused to worry about it; at times 1 had been considerably irritated by his manner, | "Take it easy," he'd told me time and again. *'No Queen Coun- jury will ever convict n native n for killing a Cleveland gang- er for stealing his property!" But I didn't kill him, Gene!" 'Sure!** Gene would wink. There was no point in arguing ith him. My own lawyer believed e guilty, and that was that. "Heard anything?" I whispered, «j I sat down behind him at the efense table. Gene held up his ands and turned them over. "Don't worry. You'll walk out of here." I said nothing. I wondered how icky I would b« if I did walk ut—a free man, but a man be- eved by everyone to be a killer. Judge Tudor emerged from his hambers. His black robe trailed ehind him as he walked to the icnch. He seated himself, did no ;lance at me as he nodded to R leputy sheriff. The deputy wen o the jury room to bring the jury I looked at Sam Carter, the iroseculing attorney, seated at Ihi adjacent table. Sam was not look ng my way. CAM CARTER, like everybody ° else, believed that I had sho nrn. "Who had a better motive?" h >d argued to the jury, "Jimme Malloy, through his disgraceful op eration of his resort at Quee Lake hnd tost his tease of the stat land on which it was locatet Charlie Berman acquired the lease The two men were locked in bitter lawsuit over the right' ( the properly when Berman brutally shot down in his lake front home. "Jimmer Malloy was there tha night. He admits he was there, says that Herman phoned him t come over and to come alone. An he went. We know that he wen to Ihc home of his bitterest cnem "And why did he carry a if he did not mean to use it? Jim mer Malloy has admitted that into the body of his enemy. Four bullets) Only a man moved by compelling hatred would have continued to fire a gun into the body of. a man already murdered 1 ." Carter had paused for the dramatic effect. "And now how does Jimmei alloy explain his presence there Charles Berman's cottage? That probable telephone call from erman himself! Why, he admits at he and Berman had not spoken nee Berman came to Queen Lake! wouldn't admit that he was in erman's cottage that night but the fact that he was seen by unimpeachable witness as he ed from the scene of his crime!" It had been a strong argument, 1 right. And it was true that I ould never have admitted being iside Charlie Berman's cottage Her I had found his murdered ody but for the fact that I had Imost wrecked Jutie Bradford's anary yellow convertible as I ad come out of Berman's drive. L/TY own convertible though ; conservative blue, had beer asily identifiable; the night ol Charles Berman's murder, and 1 .ad slowed down enough for the ngry girl to flash a spotlight upon ne. I never dreamed of disputing icr word when afterwards she tolri he sheriff that I had left Herman's place at about II o'clock that night. After that everything seemed to idd up against me. I had noticed he gun, of course, a .38, but there are thousands of guns like it- It ad never occurred to me that the weapon was mine—otherwise 1 would have picked it up. Sam Carter argued that I had never thought it could be traced lo me. The fact was that the gun was unregistered, and the sheriff connected me with it only by digging slugs out of a sand trap I had set up on my own place in Orchard Fstand I liked guns, and I had built a target rack in front of the sand. The slugs the sheriff had found were ideal for a ballistics check. So Ihcre I was, hooked on the myriad barbs of circumstantial evidence. 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