The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 8, 1950 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 8, 1950
Page 9
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SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 1960 BLtTHEVILLB! (ARK.) COURIER MOWS PACK MINI OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams Our Boarding House with Moj. Hoople CHAPS LIKE LAO<At)AteiCAL? BcOOLt>r*T GN£ .*~ Heae T srr, 5HOWMAN, ^ FOJR.WADE IM ^THE SIDELINES, WY IOLV WATCH-1 WreM-TH UPTO V FUMDS AT LOwJ TIDE, ItOS "THE ^ THEIR EAR tOB6sT\ M~Y CUP Of SORROW PASSIMGWCOINING M0MCY- ^ FOUL / Ori, HE STUFFS Trie / BALL OF TWIME INTO THE DRAWER ALL UN- l RAVELEP AMP ITS A ) M6SS; I INGHIM ALESSOKJ . V BV TYING IT IN KNOTS / ALL APOUMP THE TOOLS MORETIPY.' <&or A tor TD LEARN.' HE'LL JUST CUT THEM OFF AND INSTEAD OF ONE. BALL OF TWINE, SDO'LL HAVE A THOUSAWP PIECES. 1 FEW ITEMS AKB WHY MOTHEeS SET GRAY Dirt. b> NEA SttVICt. IrK- Political Announcement The Co\ir1er News has been authorized to announce the following candidates, subject to the Democratic primaries, July 25 and August g. FOE COUNT* JUDGE Roland Green Our Telephone Number 4438 Shelton Motor Co. > K'lucky No. 31 Fescue Potture Mixtures, Alfalfa, SEED CORN State Certified COTTON SEED and SOYBEANS BLYTHEVILLE SOYBEAN CORP. W. Main Phone 6856 THR STOHTl A* tte Wk«*< *€ A!•!«•« Palmer, *rlv*4« drlrrllve Mnrtin Quei-rprl !• trftmf t» tlm her ••*<•* F*«l Muody mf Ik* rhiince ot m*ur&fTl*f hrr father, Wvadrll l'alM*r. Vl«Ker*rl*l» loan A »» t*r tfrlrph»M« M*4 <• blutljcroH Palmrr «r* Mttttdy'i. polite «ny. 44»<-rlp*l jc<>*> 1* Ike' police CrlMe laboratory to •.•?»- RADIO AND TELEVISION REPAIR F»ftory-Trmined Mechanics Amy Make or Mode) Prampt Service Reasonable Prices Phone 2642 W« : Piek Up and Deliver Fred Callihan 110 So. First St., Blytheville detective aivdlr* tk« «cllAplt»««- wrapped phaar Ihranp^h a Mnir- KlIylnK *!«•• li U •pparc-Mi lhat kc tmn ttut •nmrlliiHK tkmt will t>* impurtant in tk^>'Bolllti»B »t l^e XXII TITARTIN QUERIPEL' picked up *• A the tapes carrying the eight fingerprints labeled telephone base." He studied these prints of Paul Moody's hands, then held them close to the cellophaned telephone and examined them with intensity. Finally h« looked iip at Stivers and said: "Could you have these two tapes blown up lor me?" **A« a matter of fact, I've already done just that," said Stivers "I had the job done to show in court" With * cralty smile, Queripel •sked; ""Could'you let me put my "eight 'fingers on the bottom of that tele- iphone and take the prints of them and lift them?" Stivers laughed:' "You know can't" . "Not even if I said 'PleaseP? Queripel wheedled. "Not even if you said "Pretty please!' Nobody rubs that telephone till it reaches court." Queripel looked like a child denied something terribly desired Suddenly he moved to Stivers desk, lifted his telephone and stud Jed the base. It was covered with kind of thick felt to soften any hock and any vibration. He compared'Stivers' instrument with the base of the Palmer lele- thone, and said: "These phones are exactly alike, aren't they?" Stivers nodded. Queripel wheedled again. "Will •ou let me press my fingers un- .erneaiu your telephone, and take he prints?" Slivers nodded with a patient mile. Queripel added: "And blow them ip to the size of these blown-up floodJ prints?" Stivers again nodded his head and took from his kit the necessary powders, brushes, and tapes. * • •. HEN he was ready, Querlpe! said: "First, let's reconstrud :he crime as I see it. It seems to me that Wendell Palmer suddenly realized the murderous intentions of his visitor. He made a dash for the telephone. The unknown visitor x tried to take it from him." "That seems to be the way It was," said Slivers. "The handsel was covered with fingerprints, but they were all smudged up so thai I couldn't distinguish them. Hen are my photographs. You. see there's only one clear mark, tha thumbprint up close to the mouth piece." 'Whose .thumb is that?" Queri pel asked, pointing. "I don't know. It Isn't Moody's It isn't Palmer's. H isn't his dnugh ter's or her friend Miss Fennell's It might be the butler's or th gardener's. But both were awa; from the house. I was going t verify it later. There's no knowin yet whose it is." "It might even be—" Querlpe caught the word "Kelso's" befor it clicked at his lips. Stivers di not notice the suppression. Queri el said: "Let's get on with the construction ot the crime. You're ic dead man." "Thanks." "I'm the murderer." "That's better. Nice of you to onfcss." "You're Wendell Palmer. You rab the handset off the telephone ase. I seize the base. You twist out of my hand by turning your ody—so. Now you dial 'O 1 for lie operator. You arc going to yell Police!' and give your address vhen she answers. I find myself >ack of you with no weapon hanr y. I either have no gun or no ime or perhaps no desire to draw my gun and flre. 1 see the tele- hone base. I pick it up, lift it ligh in nir with both sands and iring it down with all my might in your head before you can :ontact the operator. You fall on he floor and die." "Can't we leave that to the Imagination?" Stivers pleaded. "Yes, but it leaves me, the murderer, with the telephone base like his. I put it down and quickly replace the handset while the operator's voice calls in vain. I am oo excited to think of the finger- )rints I've left on the base of the )hone. and my thumbs make no prints you see .because only their sides touch the curve of the top of the base. See?" 'I see. I guess that was just about the way it was. You're some playwright and a real actor." "Now," said Queripel, "I'll ask you to lift the eight fingerprints ['ve left on this telephone." HIS was a matter of only a few minutes, then Queripcl' studied the convolved dust sticking to the tape. He compared it with the blown-up prints of Paul Moody '• eight fingers.. "Not much alike, eh?" Slivers asked. < "Not much," said Queripcl. "Now could I have another look at those Moody prints you took in his studio?" Stivers fetched them out. Stivers had to gloat a little: "They seem to tell the story, don't they?" Martin Queripel nodded his head and smiled. (T* Be Continued) EASTER FLOWERS BLYTHEVILLE FLOWER MART Mraphii Kiway Phone 6402 Chamblin Sales Co. • Sales & Service • "Your Friendly Studebaker Dealer" RAILROAD & ASH PHON E 6884 SHEET METAL WORK OF ALL KINDS Custom work for gins, alfalfa mills, oil milla. Custom Shearing up to 1/4 inch thickness. Frank Simmons Tin Shop . 117 South Broadway Phone 2651 AMMONIA FERTILIZER EQUIPMENT 1,000-GaHon Storage Tanks wilh all hose and fillings $497.50 BarksdaleMfg.Co. South Broadway Phone 2911 THE RAZORBACK PRESENTS u I n Jamae at the Hammond Organ NOW PLAYfNG 7 N/GHTS A WFEKf 6 p.m. fo 7 a.m. Daily Enjoy Your F^ood in the Pleasant Atmosphere of Our Beautiful Dining Room We Specialize in Seafoods • Barbecue Ribs • Barbecue Chicken The RAZORBACK KEROSENE and FUEL OIL N G.O.PoetzOilCo. Phone 2089 A SETTER LAUNDRY For Expert Laundry and Dry Cleaning—Call 4474 FR£CKLfifi AND HIS FRIENDS BY MKKJULL BLO0UB Set for Openw NU-WA TWATfe ALL.&WS/ W6 (X*fr WANT "ft Ger TOO TIRED/ THE VOUNQ of THE SPECIES HAS EXTRA— MUSCULAR RES1UENGY, WHAT? NOT SO MUOI MUSCLES, eur MIND—LACK OF rr, THAT is; ITS WORRY "WATS WL=ARISOME, AMD AT TftAT ASE VOU THINK you HAVE THE wc«io AIL OK A DOWMHILt. PULL.' OPEMIN& GAME NE WE6k / LETS AIL BE THERE/ .__ Junior certainly has learned a. great deal from television—he picked up that toe hold from the wrestlers!" PRis~CILLA v S PO~P If's a Cruel World BY A I,. VERMEER I—/' NO, SIR! I DON'T. HAVE TO BE RICH TO IE HAPPY HEAVEN KNOWS TRY TO A N\CE NEIGHBOR! WHO KNOWS MAYBE SOME U WILL Telllule Tracks 11Y MICHAEL O'MALLEY and RALPH LAN1 SOTHRNVOO.m FUNTWTHOIDOF THE BECOCDING OFMV VOICE, EM? WHAT A VOOt. I WAS TO MKE YOU INTO MY SCMtME SCB086 WHAT ABE YOU STOPPING HEGE TOB, VIC? \ WANTED A LOOK AT THESE CARTRACKS,SI6R». THWVE BESN PBETTY WEIL COVfMO BY fHE SHOW-BUT I HAVE A HUNCH THEY'RE WOBTH F01LOWINSJ {gff. mo r,'»tt •!**«,, me. T - no. u. •. r Who'B in That dive? BY LESLIE TURNEB I'D NEED A FLASHLIGHT AND LOTS uoee TIME; v A WMJ HM> 10 »ILESFE<3(A NO- X SUEE, TW PUO*4 BOV9 • V JlW.COUl* WAS 90RE AlOUTOUt COWS] A MAM <TIW GETTIM 1 IN. EASY.. COULOWT 00 HOTHW «UT iNHtBt W* THREE ASV soon FINDS TH£ CAVt 19 FAK TOO BIO TO SEftECH fOB SO ZEULOUSLl-.ANC 8E TOO FAC FKOM WHERE 1HM PLME CRASHED I HAIKED MAU HE 5A« DUCK INSIDE — BUGS BUNNY A Few Scratches NOBODV BUT A CHAUFFEUR EVER DROVE THIS C AR / ^-1 WH-WHAT ASOUT ALL, THEIS6 P-OEHTS IN THE BACKS HIS BOSS WOULDN'T LET HIM DRIVE OVER RFTEBN MJLES AN BY V. T. HAMUN NOTHIN IN TH' RULES AGAINST THWT. IS ARE, AL...BEST \ VvESTACT / BEATEE5 WON'T \ ILL £K C<7UNTS?Y\ HUNTIrT < BE ORGANIZED } ABOUT A. THE \t0KLV; f TODAY7 1 SER7EE J BIT ON t-r BOOTS AND I!Kit RUDDIES BY EDGAR MARTIN

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