The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 22, 1951 · Page 9
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iATUHDAY, SEPTEMBBK 2t, ItW ' BLTTHEVILLB (AUK.) COURIER NEWS fA8i ran Our Boarding House with Maj. Hooplc OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams £6ADf I AM We 6CIEWTIS1 AMD SCHOLAR IM OCR TO BE THE ooJe i1O CREATE SUCH A FORMULA! CWKE COULO OBTAIM tT <?NLY owe gLYT DRAT IT/ He COOLD PILFER aoe MUSTACHE COP DKJOER HIS MERV AiOSe *te IN A „_. fT 30UWD5 AS FAM5TASTIC AS PERPETUAL 6DT SUPPOSE JAKE" SHOULD HAVE A £ALT THAT >«X) OFF, HE JEST jeCKS SOR6 FEET OUTA TH' STIRRUPS, THEM KNOCKS >OO OFF WfTH EVBW- THKIS THAT'S toose/ E'S EGIMMING TO THIMK CAKE'S SOT IT= Announcements Subject to Municipal Election November 6, 1951 For Mayor DAN A. BLODGETT COTILIHI IYMtA!IRVtCI. XII all-important case Gene Sawyer had told me about started at page 355. Kay O'Neill had said the second number Cleo had given her was pag; 455. She le had a nasty laugh. "I shot him. and he You're a killer. Ji It was a fool trick, and !'d brought a .38 that couldn't be collection, and any gun collection wrong only about Kay nad only thought ector registers guns in this state. t isn't required by law. Actually Cleo had repeated the volume and page citation of the DROVE over to your place and you weren't at home. New «les? . . . new , . . n*w locei? . . . H--flLT€RS QUflLITY SHOC SHOP 121 VV. MAIN ST. Emperor Napolean III set up underwater farms to produce oysters In the Baj*» of Arcachon. Just What The Doctor Ordered! AfUr.yb? _•«« the doe- tor,' bring yonr prescription to OS. We will flit it exactly the • way hft would want it. ST. FRANCIS DRUG STORE 423 West Ash X i* Quality READY MIX CONCRITE PHONE 2380 Weeks— CuhtrU JOHNSON BLOCK CO. •I Hiw*T 8*. case reporter series that win my lease case forme: 'So you'.ve finally caught wise!" said a voice behind me. 1 turned. Gene Sawyer, looking very tired, aimed an automatic similar to the one I had put away in my pocket. "I don't know what you mean, Gene. What's the idea of the gun?' Gene laughed wryly. "You couldn't fool anyone, Jimmer. You have the most completely transparent face I've ever seen. If that jury had known you as well as I do, it would have known you were innocent of killing Charlie Berman." I knew there was no point in trying to fool Gene. I said reproachfully: "You were the man Charlie Berman meant to pay off the $25,000 to. Gene. He kne\ this case would ruin his claim to my property." 1 faltered. "Why didn't you come to me, Gene? I'c have paid you as mirch or more. 1 "What with? Your big shot lawyers had busted you. You didn have a dime. Berman had plenty "At the last minute he decide* to make a deal with you. That'j why he called you ani told you to come to his place that night He meant to offer yoc $150,000. "He knew that paying you of would be cheaper than paying mi in the long run. I'd be back foi more. Berman knew/I couldn' publicize our little deal as I woult incriminate myself and face dis barment So he laughed at me Real used a get into •our house. There was a .38 in •our collection, all right. I took t out and threw it into the lake. The floor pad out of the trunk of my car muffled the six shots I ired into the sand trap you used as a back stop for pistol shooting. Then [ hurried back to Berman's place and planted the gun. Never dreamed it wasn't your gun, did ou?" I shook my head. "And you never dreamed there was a wit- ess." He reddened slightly. "Not all the while. I had been in too much of a hurry to frame you as th« obvious suspect to look for the money. I looked after I got back. It was gone. I guessed then that someone was wise to the set-up. I knew definitely when Cleo Cansin o called' up a couple of days later." Gene wiped perspiration from his forehead with his left hand. "That little tramp has really cleaned me! This afternoon she phoned me once too often. She said she'd told you part of the story. She was disappointed when I told her I hadn T t got any money out of you today. She said thai was too bad, but I had to come up with five grand tonight. "But she sensed that she hac gone too far. She passed along that volume and page number to [hat dizzy blonde that lived with her. She'd picked it up from my conversalion with Charlie. "It's a miracle the blonde remembered it If she hadn't, everybody would go on thinking, as Enrnie Berman and Babe Tussig did, that you had killed Cleo. And if she hadn't remembered, I wouldn't have to kill you now." "Won't it look bad. Gene, killing a client in your own office?" "Not when your client's a killer, fimmer. Ask any- a straight, simple You broke the glass out of my reception room door and came to kill me, the man who saved you from Uie electric chair!" J GUESSED he would have a good story, all right. I wondered how long I could stall him. "You fooled me. all right. Gene. I even suspected Julie Bradford. wonder how she got so familiar with the premises of the Berman cottage." Gene chuckled. "She's been Cooping around the place ever iince you were put in jail. It's a wonder Berman didn't catch her itid put her in jail with you." He breathed deeply. He 'was [citing ready. He said: "I'm sorry it has to be this way, Jimmer. I always liked you. I enjoyed getting you free yesterday —it was poetic justice, freeing :he man I'd framed. Like Somerset Maugham, I appreciate irony. It was Maugham who said—" "Spare me any more quotes, please!" Gene smiled apologetically. 1 went for the automatic in my pocket. It stuck. The gun blast sounded like s cannon in the room. I wondered why I didn't feel anything, and I wondered why Gene was buckling at the knees. Then I saw SherifT Souders behind him. knew Julie had unlocked him at the jail and told him I was here. The automatic fell from Gene's hand. 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