The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 7, 1950 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 7, 1950
Page 13
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APRIL T, : BLITHEVTLLE (AEK.)' COUKIER NEWS PAOI OUt OUR WAY By J. R. Williams Our Boording House with Moj. Hoople fE SAD,T*IIGGS / AM 1 0OT Of " vJtTH TWe TIMES ? SR6AT GR APPLE RS RULED THE MftT MJMV DAV, MEKJ LIK& VU65UF, U61NG LEGITIMATE HOLDS/ WRESTLIM6 |$ A MODE R Si , MA.30R, WITH TRAGECy, mopZRORS, Lft06H&. MECOtS Ar^iD FOUL BU^Y « HOUSEWIVES, WHO WEEP 6V t>AV V-AW£M FATE SRiKiDS „__„ UPTWEIE FAMORlTe RWDtO I||( FAMlLV,NO\WMCX>eN> BV WHV PONT TH' FOOLS WAIT TILL HE'SOUT OR5WEAK OUT A BACK WIMPOW WITH THAT THINS f IT'S BEEN WHY, THIS & ^touR MEcnciKSe DRAWER— DJC*yT*Xl JUST TELL US TO THfZOWTH' WHOLE THIKK5 OUT? WTHERE He HAP IN '18 FOR MALARIA M CU8A--THAT PKAWER. (OEVBE GOES DOWMOR OUT. MIGHT TOO VJW6M THEY T3ROPPCD OH HIS COWK/ THE SHOW CUTING .AMMfi ^ FKBCKLEg AND MIS KH1KNDB BY ItUUULL Political Announcement Tile Courier News has been authorized to announce the following candidates, subject to the Democratic primaries, July 25 and August 8. FOR COUNTY JUDGK. Roland Green Ootit/te By Rupert Hughes Copyright 1950 by Rupert H«gh« Oisr. by NEA SERVICE, INC. I'HK STOHVr Our Telephone Number 4438 Shelton Motor Co. K'tucky No. 31 Fescue Pasture Mixtures,' Alfalfa, SEED CORN •' State Certified COTTON SEED and SOYBEANS BLYTHEVILLE SOYBEAN CORP. 1900 W. Main Phone 6856 t to «-d » to - mrtlm iteri>r to nvc<ilK»c r CBBC. When tto.-rlpel ••« Moody'* Uw- ycr, llnrlry K«»7»*> Interview Moody, the TODMK •§•• *»T» he did not touch the phone »«J whe» h* left I'nlmcr he **•• Mllve. A WUM- • M In • pnnnEnK VHT hJid w«vcd <• «r In h PIO AND TELEVISION REPAIR Factory-Trained Mechanics Any Mak* or Model Prompt Service Reasonable Prices 2642 We Pick Up and Deliver Fred Callihan 110 ko. First St., BlytheviHi XXI Tl TARTIN QUERIPEL considered Harley Kenyon's suggestion to advertise for the woman who could supply evidence that Wendell Palmer was still alive when Paul Moody left his home. "We can try it," said Queripel, "but in the first place, she mlghl not see the ad. In the • second place, she might prefer to keep out of this case." "I don't iknow about her no reading it," Kenyoni objected, "the reporters would certainly ftn< news in the fact we're advertising for a witness." "That's true," Queripel sai<! .with a nod, "but if she did not ap pear, it would tend to weaken Paul's story. Furthermore, all th testimony of all the women in th world wouldn't weigh . agains those fingerprints on the tele phone.'*:.Kenyc|n nodded, and QUA ripel'went on: ' ' : £„•• "Hurley, you stay here and mak your notes and your plans, arid se about, bail and 'habeas . corpuse and what-have-you. r: I'll' go tak a peek at those "prints." \ r Queripel shook hands with Pau and left the jail in a state of ex treme conflict between-what h wanted to believe and what h could .not disbelieve. He wa* the mood of the Scriptural pray e "Lord, I believe; help thou my un belief." His torment gave the 1 Dryden's cynicism: "With how uch east we believe what we ish." - He was tempted to throw away s principles -and his convictions or the sake of his new and fath- rly love for Azalea Palmer, In a aze he made his way to his car nd drove it to Die Crime Labora- ory down al 320 West First Street, is mind was chugging on all cyl- iders, humming: "Whether Moody is guilty or not uilly, thai girl worships him and eeds him, and must have him. or 11 her beautiful life is wrecked, ome murderers go free—some of se beastliest win the applause of uries. Hundreds of murderers arc talking the streets uncaught or ncbnvicleil. Why make an excep- ion of this one sculptor? "I told that sweet girl that Benvenuto Cellini was a murderer and iked it. But if they had put Ccl- inl to death, the world would never have had his magnificent Perseus with Medusa's Head' or iis other works." [NTERTANGLED with these impious thoughts were thoughts of Selective Pete Ketso and the fallibility of fingerprints. It was ,a contused and bewildered man who climbed the shabby stairway in (.he old rookery at 320 West First Street and presented himself to the; technicians iri the Crime Laboratory. He felt something like an atheist walking into an old cathedral to tell the priest that their Gospels were all wrong and.they might as well abnmlun their religion. Naturally Queripel did not tell his hosts that he had come to take a long shot at proving their supposed infallibility a myth, He merely explained that he had been retained by the defense in the Paul Moody case, and would like to follow the "evidence against him step by step. He wns hospitably received by Ray Pinker, who instructed James Stivers to "give him Ihc works." Stivers knew Queripel by reputation and know also that Queripel was well informed on fingerprint methods. Although lie was working on another case Stivers was glad to interrupt his task and show the eminent sleuth everything he asked to see, .'By apparently casual questioning, Queripel verified all that Azalea had told him; but he avoided any mention of Kelso's name. Stivers definitely identified Paul Moody's, fingerprints by showing Queripel first acknowledged prints Vie had made from Moody's own fingers at the studio, where Moody had made no objection to the ordeal. Indeed, Moody had brazenly welcomed it. • • • Next, Stivers produced the prints he had found at the studio. They all conformed to the pattern. Finally, he brought forward the eight fingerprints taken from the base of the telephone. He said with a kind of solemn elation: • "These are the prints that will give Moody his whiff of gas." Queripel shuddered, thinking more of Azalea's grief than of Moocly's exit from the world he had hoped to adorn with statues. Queripel studied the prints with fiercely eager eyes. To his sorrow he could find no least excuse to doubt that they were all the portraits of Moody's talented fingertips. I, / KICK T&CK YOU* , FOOTOFf TH£ BAG/ J. WANT ID COfJG«A7ULM* >OU FELLOWS,' AS YOU'D MM<£ . BALUf DANCEPS/ But, mom, I eat very little when Georg* tak«t m* out — I wouldn't want htm to think h«'d be marrying a glutton!" T>UT it was his custom to probe ever deeper and deeper, and he said: "Could I see the telephone base these prints were taken from?" "Sure," slid Slivers. "We cut the instrument loose and brought it in for safekeeping." He produced the telephone and part of its severed cords, carefully wrapped in cellophane so as to be visible without being touched. He held it while Queripel studied it through a magnifying glass. Abruptly Queripel winced as it sluck with a knile. 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