The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 14, 1951 · Page 11
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, IWt Our Boording House with Moj. Hooplc OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEW» FRECKLES AND HIS FRIENDS By MERRILL WHCH WAS VOU ELECTED I 'A46M3EE WHCM , I(?L> DIDWT WEAR. NO $noe$ ort WCEK:- DAYS/-"- yt>0 AlM'T NO BARGAIN TO ATROCIOUS, BAR6IN6 1(0 WHCfJ WS'RS OP ROOM.'-t-V&OR OUT- BEEA.-TWOG DISTURBS Trie REST T. THAT'S HOW VDU 6UVS BUIN &OOP MACHINES/ TH' TiX CHATTERS AM •OJ WED&E rrUPCX^ HANS A Piece <y JUNK ON TH' BAR. we acrr A REPAIR 6AW6--HAVE IT WATCH.' HE'LL SAX •<3H, WELL, IN A CASE LIKE THAT, WHV, OF COURSE—V MACHINE, THey DON'T ASK. WHAT'S WROW6-THEV ASK WHAT 6 IT? THEWS ALL RUSH JOSS— ANPBYTH' TIWE TH' RE- FX« GANG RUSH--SO IS TH'CARP/ So VtxjVe \ Bur D£F=.' AT SOW I THESE PRICES' Hi, JoNey Guess WHOS TURMED HIS BAOTON ALL WE*r' I "vTS? '1-t.R Y0O HOG OP MORS THftW A Political Announcements Of course Cleo could have made the trip in 10 minutes by even B moderately fast speed boat, and Charlie's Seascout had been the fastest on the lake, i: anybodj ihould have known about that ] should have, for the Seascout had been my boat. Charlie had sen a stranger to buy it. Not conlcnl with having my resort, he had U have iny boat, too. Subject to Municipal Election November e, 1951 "Holy cow, mother, you'd think he was going to war! Did you cry like that on my first day of school?" For Mayor DAN A. BLODGETT PRISCILLA'S POP That's All She Said "I'm going to town", the woman said. To buy a loaf of Meyer's Bread, It's always fresh and good to eat, And keeps so nice and soil and sweet. PRESCRIPTIONS Fresh Stock Guaranteed Best Prices Kirby Drug Stores Just What The Doctor Ordered! After you s*e the doe- tor, bring your prescription 10 05. will HI) It exactly the way he would want tt ST. FRANCIS DRUG STORE «23 West Ash r^:. 225 N. FIRST Phone 4161 • MACHINE WORK (All Types) • LAWN MOWERS All kind mowers and mower en- (•nw repaired. • WELDING IAnj Type) • Bicycle Repair (Complete line of parU) Authorized Service A Parts for Clinton Engines See as! WESTBROOK'S MACHINE SHOP RENT A CAMERA Movie Cameras Flash Camera! Bon Cameras The Inexpensive Waj 1« Prcjerre Important Occasions BARNEY'S DRUG STORE 2006 West Main. Phone 3647 jyjY place on Minnewauken Island, reached by an eighth-of- a-rnile wooden bridge, looked good to me again as I parked in the drive. My father had built it on the waters edge—actually it was a glorified boat house, for there was room for two boats. The boat :house was empty now; I'd sold my own 22-footer and the cabin cruiser my father had left me to pay attorney fees, I was understandably skeptical of promises made by attorneys. Those high-powered fellows at the state capital had made one promise after another, and nothing had been exactly what they had done for me. I.just couldn't get steamed up by Gene's enthusiasm. _I got into the house by use of a hidden emergency key and found that Mrs. Mathews, my cleaning woman, had kept it in first-class shape. I peeled off my clothes and threw them into a wastebasket because I didn't think the stink of the county jail disinfectant could ever be washed out of them. I got under the shower, and though the hot water had been turned off, the shower felt wonderful. I had .been there five minutes when I heard someone moving around in the house. I quickly j. . „:;„! O n a bathrobe and went to'see who was there. It was Cleo Cansino, once Charlie Berman's girl, now Earnie's. She eyed me with sultry eyes that matched her coal-black hair She had made hersell comfortable in a lounge chnir. "Hello, Malloy," she said. "I'm a fool for cominp here." She was right. If she thought she was going to get anything out of me she was crazy. I wondered what she could possibly want. "This may bort you," she said. "But I know you didn't kill Charlie." That rocked me. I strode to her chair and looked down at her. ."How da you know?" I wondered if she had killed him herself. She had never been seriously considered as a suspect because she had sung at the Golden Garden, the night club Berman had stol. n from me, the night of his murder His place at Orchard Island was too far from the Garden, everybody decided, tc make it possib : for Cleo to have killed him. Besides, ever} body figured me for the job. "J know you didn't do it," said Cleo slowly, "because 1 got there just 'ahead, of you. I was hiding in a bedr<K.> all the time you were there. I saw you come in, and I saw you leave. I'd already found Charlie lying there, that revolver at his sic?e." T breathed a deep sigh. I would- not have to worry nbou* Gene's theory borrowed from Maurois now. Everybody was going to know I had not killed Charlie Berman, .Clfo. was going.to.tell {hem. "Why didn't you tell the sheriff or the prosecutor, Cleo?" "And get myself railroaded !or the job? Everybody thought I had an alibi, and 1 was in the clear because of the distance from the Garden to Charlie's house. Nobody figured that -1 could have used Charlie's boat and cut from the tip of Queen Point to the Island." I winced,at my own stupidity.. *°* Quality READY MIX CONCRETE PHONE 2380 Blocks—Culverts JOHNSON BLOCK CO. fil EliWij S.. Blytherllfe FOR SALE Concrete culverts, 1Z Inch to 48 inch, plain or uenforceit. Also Concrete Building Blocks cheaper thin lumber for barns, chicken houses, pamp houses tenant houses, tool sheds. We deliver. Call 'n for he* estimate. OSCEOLA TILE & CULVERT CO. PhoM 691 T picked up my telephone, hoping that the service hadn't been cul off while I had been in jail ] hadn't paid the bill. Cleo snapped: "What are you going to do?" "Call the sheriffs office. You're going to tell the sheriff what you just told me." I listened lor ttx dial tone. Cleo said: 'Wait a minute. I didn't rome here just to let you know I was in Charlie's house that night. I've something that may be pretty important to you. 1 * I replaced the telephone. It was dead anyway. I faced the girL 'I'm listening. 1 * "Charlie had a reason for wanting me to be at his place that night He wanted me to be a witness to something. He'd already coached me about hiding in the bedroom. I was to peek out and see as much as I could and especially to hear everything." She paused to inhale on her cigaret. She had me on the hook, all right I was listening hard. "Who was coming there?" "I don't know. B«t I do know rhat whoever H was, Charlie was to pay him a lot of money. Earnie came in from the bank when Charlie was telling Tie what to do, and he gave CTiarlie some packages of bills. About this big, the whole stack was." cleo held her'slender/crimson tipped fingers about five inches apart That would have been a lot of money, even in small bills. "Was.Earnie tc be Uiere too?" "No, he had to go to Cleveland. We both drove him to the train that morning. We saw him off." "He could have left the train at Marion." 'But he didn't; 1 didn't see him again till the next day." (To Be Continued) STUDEBAKER CHAMBLIN SALES CO. Kallrud * Ash Ph.n. et V«mr Friend); Stadebaker New jolei? . heels? . . . new loces? . . H-flLTCRS OUflLITY SHO€ SHOP 121 W M a I M ST Real Service Whatever kind of car yon drive, you're invited to bring it to ns for expert, dollar-saving *«rvice. Try u». T. I. SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrysler-Plymouth Dealer 21 E. Jlxin Phone 3122 Stepped Up! Gasoline & Tractor Fuel Extra Mllev Extra Power Get The Best "I Sell That Stuff G.O. POETZ OIL CO. 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A Picture on the Dresser BY MTCHAKU O'MAU.EY and RALPH LANE ROOM SERVICE/ INSPECTOR GR<i>WL/' TWO CHICKEN £AN WICHE&, TWO HAM , TWO OF ICED AH IF ONLY I COULD £ET ^ A\V WANDS ON VOU, YOU y MURDBRIMS CLOWN/ I'LL LEAVE YOU AND £>O, HONORIA THI& \f> THe HAPPIEST DAY OF — MY ^ HBFJE, VOU BLACK- WE 6TAJ?T OUR GUARD, frO YOU WON'T B6 OUT A\Y MIND/ 1 NUPTIAL F=L1SHT/ MERRILY, ME-RRILY SHALL WE- UYE t BIA stavicr. ne. T. u. Me. u. «. > 1T CAPTAIN EASY BY LESLIE TURNER I GUESS IT^ ». BIES5IH1' HE DIDN'T LINGER LOWS ENOUGH TO SEE DEM HOOCHIM' BUHt FLOCK ftROUU' LIKE VULTURES VUID OPEM PALMS, BEFORE V*. BOWS H&RDLY COLD 1 . 1JS USKMUKAKSTDUH-H-H. HOW OOOTV TO SHE DEMl MUCH YOU RECKON DEADSEM&DOWTGITVWE'U. GIT, POPZ HUM WiD MIS mOlE BUGS BUNNY Look Around, General! BY V. T. HAMLIN WHAT'S THfcT?) YES.EXCELLENCY,.) HMV«,YES...SHOW "BGHTEEN-P/HEWAS VERY .V'lMIN BYAU INSISTENT...HE SAID YOU'D BUT,3IR,YOUR ) DON'T BE BUTTING ME.FLUNKY- tXCELLENCY, / I'VE CHANGED MY MIND...K£~ i' y'EM WAITING; LET'EM COOL OFFOUT IN TH' FOYER! BOOTS AND HER BUDDIES BY EDGAR MARTIN

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