The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 12, 1951 · Page 13
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r, si 5R IS, Our Boarding House with Mo]. Hoopla •LT1HEV1LLB (ARK.) COURIER 1 OUT OUR WAY BvJ.R. Williams WeiLTWHELLO, JAKC.' YOU HAIKHrT >TJ>~ JCHrWseDABlT—- ST1U. HULLO, PICKLE -nose , MGRTiSED, HONMERD PER- cesir READ res A FROLIC THE £AME OLD CHILI COW SPOTS OfJ YOOR LAPELS.' -~-CHECI< YOUR JACH AND no.' CABIN UP HIDE MOUNTAIN — WE'LL PUT TH- PIPE IM.TOa AN' save A TRIP.' SOT owe sock AMY- WAY, AS WOO CAM Political Announcements Subject to Municipal Election November 6, 1951 For Mayor DAN A, BLODGETT A LIFT FOR LIFE! NO OTHER DRINK PICKS YOU Uf LIKI DR. MPPEK "I'm goinc to town", th« woman said. To buy a toat of Meyer'j Bread, Lt'ii always fresh and good to eat. And ketpt to nice and soft and sweet. RENT A CAMERA The Inexp«nslve Way (• Prewrve Important Occasion* BARNEY'S DRUG STORE 2006 West Main Phone 3647 .-:, 225 N. FIRST Phone 4161 • MACHINE WORK (All TJTCS) • LAWN MOWERS All kind mowers »nd mower en- ?inrs repaired. • WELDING (Anj Tjpe) • Bicycle Repair (Complete line nf parts) Authorized Service A I'arU for Clinton Engines. See BS! WESTBROOK'S MACHINE SHOP •TOUT. midM .«•* I w» l<e4 >f Ik* _.r«*r W Cli«r- BeraiaB, a racketeer. Mi krwth- •olhl«c •< It, JlMHer.^ He r««k ••e t* hi* ctriee h«««iM« Le 4alBke. ae kHOTC* how «• reeover vome "T wwrt to Wk to you afcout TTW * leas* ci«e," Kid G«* Sawyer, when w« were in his law otltct across the street from the courthouse. "I know that you've got a battery at lawyers hired to try to get that lease back for you. BiX ithey've »ot nowhere-." I nodded. My lather had pioneered a strm- mer resort at Queen Lake when only a few fishermen had frequented «. Erecting a huge dance pavilion, an 80-room hotel, a boardwalk with a dozen rides, a roller-coaster and a night club, he had attracted vacationers from all over the Male. Thousands of cottages and homes had been put up there, and every business man ki the area conceded that my father had made the lake the multimillion-dollar property that tt was. All the structures were on state land, obtained from the state on a 15-year lease. The lease had been renewed several times—it wa« the custom of the conservation department to renew all leases though they carried no option for renewal. When a property was sold, the conservation department, by its chief, automaticaly approved the assignment—provided th« new owner was responsible. Never had the departmental chief refused to lenew a teae*—un- til my case. The chief, one H. A. Striker, announced hia decision without tethering to notify me. He said there were "hundreds ot eomplakiti," but »eitb« I BOT anyone else ever got to see the "hundreds of complaints" which mysteriously disappeared. Actually the floor show in my night club had been to conservative -that people brought their children to see k, and the liquor department knew that I hired three checkers jt«rt to watrh lor minors trying to buy drinks. Immediately after fte Mow came a notice to vacate the premises in 90 days. Before I recovered from that one I read in the papers that the lease to the land I had occupied had been given to one Charles F. Herman, who turned out to be a Cleveland gambler and racketeer. Even a 10-year-old could have figured out the obvious fact that H. A. Striker had collected a nice piece of change for denying me the lease and handing it over to Herman. • • • TF Striker made it stick, I had the choice of salvaging my buildings or M! ling them to Berman for whatever he chose lo give me above Ae »lvage value. I had hired two firms of what were supposed to be the best lawyers at the state capital, paid them S20.000 m. a retainer and all I got from them was promises. I found out how tough it i« to prove bribery. I had even put a mortgage on my house to pay more attorney fees and private detective charges when Charlie Berman had been shot. By that time he was operating my resort, and I had known I was licked. "I'm broke," I told Gene Sawyer "But I'M sell everything I've got and pay you. I can get $1100 on my convertible—do you want to take it off my hands?" Gene smiled and shook his head. "Jimmer. I want to tell you »ome- ^wg." Gene occupied the swivel chair behind his desk and had Us long legs on the top. Tar be it from me to be unprofessional—though many a good man has gone bankrupt simply because lawyers sit smugly by and watch some other lawyer wreck him. That's what "your lawyers have done to you, Jimmer. They've wrecked you. I don't mean just the fees you've paid them. I mean they've been all wrong from the start. They should have known they never could prove fraud in Ihe way Striker leased your land to Berman. "They should have known they wouldn't have to. They should have bothered to read some Jaw. If they had. they'd have known that you have a right to a renewal under the law and that Herman's lease was made without a speck legality." • * • QENE SAWYER paused for dramatic effect, and he sol it. I leaned toward him. My face mils! have been the color of a sheet. "Are you on the level?" •I am." The lawyer took his legs off his desk, turned his swivel chair and removed a marked book from the bookcase behind him. "Read it yourself. The state land that you leased was originally canal land. Queen Lake was constructed as a feeder for a canal in 1854. It was abandoned at the turn of the century—as a canal feeder, that is. Fifteen years later the state conservation department took it over, and the whole lake area was declared a public park. "Since then it has been leased by the conservation director, who has wide discretion and authority in land leases. But this old canal land is an exception. Under the law establishing the canal and feeder lakes, anyone who had a lease had a right to renewal under the same terms that would be offered to anyone else. It happens that your father got his first lease when the land was still canal land, before H was taken over by the conservation department. This book of case reports I just handed you has. on the page I've marked, a test case holding that where the canal land was taken over by the conservation department, the canal law still controlled the leasing. Get the point?" <T« Be FOR SALE Concrete culvert., U Inch U tt Inch, plain or reenforced. Abo Concrtte Building Blocki cheaper lh»n Intnbcr for barnj, chicken houses, pamp hansel tenant house*, tool iheda. We deliver. Call m« for fre* Htlmat*. OSCEOLA TILE & CULVERT CO. Phone 6*1 HOW FAST DO YOU DRIVE? 2— Sure you *know? Maybe your speedometer It wrong—and that could cost you & ticket! We give one-day repair cerrlce. T. I. SEAY MOTOR CO Chrrnler-Pljmouth Dealer 121 E. 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V ( -Ton Pickup that's barKatn- prlccd! $995 .Most of these trucks are equipped with a radio and heater! STUDEBAKER 1HIRTEEN - ^^''X^^ j; **'•'' l»il RV NEA 6IBVICE. IHC. T. M. K6. V. ft. PAT. OFF. "We saved up to buy an icebox, but your grandpa got th» TV bug—so we still hang the butter down th» welll" FKBCKLMI AND Nil FRIENDS By MER*U,L Cosily I'M WITH YOU. 80S, CTJ (SEPIM 1 DOWN You AMD YOUC ] f4ow DID INEXPENSIVE Jn<K SPOTS / r/ SOME ~scntt?o VOLLWrcER ID PICK OP PAPER IN THE PARK. 'ff/JI \AFTER. HOURS? HERE Tb MAKE COMPLAINT ABOUT THE- i w««r HISH COVER CHARGE ) ™?L "I THE ory wots' X * PRiSCILLA'S POP Never Underestimnte, Etc BECAUSE IT'S ONLY TEN MINUTES TILL •SUPPER TIME! PRISCILLA! YOU PUT THAT PIECE OF CAKE —1 RIGHT BACK! BY AL VERMEER * DON'T WORRY" 1 MOM! I'LL HAVE IT FINISHED LONG THEN! VIC FLINT If You Get There rr wiu. AGES THAT I'M AWAY FROM YOU, HONOR rii PEBPECT MSRE, \ BUY YOUR &IRL 1 BY MICHAEL O'MALLEY antl RALPH LANE AT LAST/ THc ) " JACKPOT'/ »A* s THE BARb 6AV' "PUT MONEY IN THY PURSE/" DEAR SHAKE4PEAR6/ HOW WONDERFUL. ' rr WILL B6 WITH HIM IN PARI* LONDON, HOME... CAPTAIN EASY Too Ln(e! THATS IROWV FOR. ^TOLGH UJCK.MR. HcKEE. BUT UM.UKE YOIH THE Mku WHOUWW RECOVER. H6-L1STHJ1 WOTS "-— BY LESLIE TURNER OWNS THE REMMNIU6 1* OF STOCK THAT I MUST HNJE. TO 6MM COW TROL, GETS HIMSELF SHOT JU*T BEFORE HE'S TO SELL IT TO »*E 1 WE'LL HM/E TO WAIT TILL HIS WILL IS PROBATED... LEMiN WJHO HE LEFT IT TO... THEM TRV TO BUY IT FRO!* HIS HEIR BEFORE JDRKIW BEATS •— US TO IT 1 —" GOSH! WOW HOW CAN SOU BIG-SHOT GAMBLER, THAT WEWSBOy SHOUTIW* DIES FROM GAWfiiftMD I SET HOLD OF BULLETS! REAP ALL 1 TH'STOCK IT! BUGS BUNNY Getting ftusiness Dream of Grandeur BY V. T. HAMLIN NOW WE'VE DISPOSED OF GENERAL SO(WSOCUSyvV£u7 PHONY COPS. WE CAN / OKAY...' GETON WITH OUR J( A5YOU TOUR OF ROME. f\ SAY _„,. A .THIS LITTLE DAB WOULDN'T SOT A I RANSOM A TOAD.' I'M THINKIN 1 OF LX3UGH BY TH'WAGON-LOAD.' WITH MA7UMA LIKE THAT WE COULD REALLYBUY - TWOOFUSCduLD BOOTS AND HER BUDDIES Gelling Acquainted BY EDGAR MARTIN V VVOW .VOU «,»" V Yf\\S>'. 60T

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