The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 11, 1950 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 11, 1950
Page 13
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TTTESDAY, AfRIt, II, •LM'HBVILT.1!! (ARK.) COURIER NEWS OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams PA<M Our Boarding House with Moj. Hoople VOU STARTED A WHEW V3U INSISTED OM KGEPIMS THE BAIA. OF IUE IKJ THE TOOt- DRAWEE/ ITS GIVEN HIM THAT »EA-WHEN HE WORKS OKI HIS BIKE. , HE JUST PULLS MORE CORD WHEN HEWAWTS AWV TP1FFEEEWT WELL, ITLU (WORK. THE SAME FOR "OU--WHEN HE'S THRU VOU JUST SIMPLY PULL 'EM IK) IKJSTEAP OF , HUknTMS ALL. OVER ' THE PLACE FOR i THEM AS WE'VE f=K ALWAYS HftD TO we wtM.'i uoee >wu STUPES SAW KO«LH.ik TACK fiW SUM DOWM LIKE VJP6ST- MWG IS 6ETTE6 LIKE A BAOD- MIMTON 6IRD, ALL Of A we FLIPPED GP.6RIEL WHAT Of FOtDECOL IS THAT ? FBECKLES AND HI8 FRIENDS 8T MUUULL 1 Political Announcement The Courier News has been authorized to announce the following candidates, subject to the Denywratlo primaries, July 25 and August 8. FOR COUNTY JUDGE Roland Green Our Telephone Number 4438 Shelton Motor Co. By Rupert Hughes 1950 by Rt*eft H^lM Dirt, bt KEA SEKVICE. INC No. 31 Fescue Mixtures, Alfalfa, SEED CORN Stott Certified COTTON SEED and SOYBEANS BLYTHEVILLE SOYBEAN CORP. 1900 W. Main Phone 6856 TELEVISION REPAIR Factory-Trained Mechanics Any Make or Model Prompt Service Reasonable Prices Phone 2642 W« Pick Up and Deliver Fred CaHihon 110 So. First St., Rlytheville XXIV 1\TARTIN QUERIPEL was llsten- - 1 *- 1 Ing attentively to Timothy O'Hea now. "Well," h* asked, "what else did you find out about Nelda Croft and our police detective friend Pete Kelso?" "I'm tellin 1 you," O'llea continued. "Snubby knew where I could find Nelda and to I dropped by just, as the French say, 'ong pass- 'ong.' She was lonesome for someone to talk to. So I laid me big ears at her feet. And did she talk! "I happened to have a flask of the dew in me back pocket, and she needed it bad. When it was empty she began to empty herself of talk about what a tool she'd been to waste her time on a ra1 like Kelso, and him hoggin' up : most of-the'money she made oul at snakin'.down som» rich fool. "She told me how Kelso would : plant her in the lap of some rich booby he'd picked, and tell Nelda to love him up and get .him in compamizin' situation. Then Kelso would move in as a husband or »t t police detective and take al the money the poor boob had. It was a kind of new-fangled version of the old badger game. "Kelso was as clever about pick- in' married men or bankers or deacons as Nelda was about gettin ler arms around the boob, when he camera was lookin'. "Then, of course, like the dis- lonest cop he was, Kelso took his rake-off from the vice racket. "Nelda told me of this job and hat one and how Kelso always ook all her money when she made t, and knocked her head oil when she didn't. I let her rattle on till something inspired me to say, as [ changin' the subject: "'Well, Nelda, darlin',' I says, I must be on me way. I'm workin' on the Wendell Palmer murder.' "She jumped about a foot In the air, and says, 'Damn Palmer, it's to him I'm obliged for these black eyes and achin' bones.' • • » SAYS, innocent-like, I says 'You don't mane to tell me that Wendell Palmer blacked you up?' She laughed at that, and says, "No, but it was on account ol him I got beat up. That rat Kelsc decider! that old Palmer was ripe for a big shakedown and, by a lo of shenanigans, he brings us together at a nightclub where old Palmer was broodin' all by his lonesome. " 'The old man was blue, 1 sh< says, 'and I wasn't lookin' m; worst, and we started a conversa^ fion. But I couldn't get him away from the crowd. He wanted con yersalion, and that's all he die want.' "She told me she couldn't ge Info the house nor yet get the oil man out alone where Kelso cbul< spring upon them and play thi irate husband. Once she did throv her arms around him in a bi; night club and kiss him and roug him up, but before Kelso coul swing into action, the old boy go up and stomped out o' the club." O'Hea drew nearer to Queripe and tapped on his desk with a big forefinger. "You remember Miss Palmer :llin' about overhearin 1 her father Jll the butler that when Miss roll called he was never in." Qucripel nodded. O'Hea lowered is voice: "Well, Nelda told me about that. >he called old Pnlmer on the hone and the butler answered and he heard the old man roar, 'I'm jever at home when you get a all from that blackrmiilin* so-and- Nelda says to me, 'Of course, hal's what I am, thanks to Kelso; Hit it isn't nice to have somebody pin the label on you.' "Well, when she reported what •aimer said, Kelso called her a blunderin' cow, and told her he was goln' to old Palmer himself and tell him he was married to tfelda and he was goin' to site 'aimer for alienation of affectation ind all that, and he dashed out, eavin' Nelda to her own devices and bruises. "And then what do you suppose Nelda says to me? You'd never guess." Queripe] motioned him on: "I'll never try." rYHEA put his head close to Queripel's ear us if the Walls might be eavesdropping. "Nelda told me that Kelso came in hours lalcr and told her he was foo late. And that, by the time he got there, old man Palmer was dead. Somebody else had kilt him entirely. Then he told about picking up Paul Moody for the killer and jailing him. And Nelda muttered-like to me: 'Kelso was nervous and wild. I told him he acted more like he'd killed the old man himself. And I wouldn't put it apast him,' she says. 'If the old man refused to pay or threatened to expose him, he'd beat him to death like he nearly did to me.' "And for sayin' that, Kelso beat her up so bad she swore she'd never see him again. Then Nelda stopped short and says to me: 'Oh, what am I sayin'! If Kelso finds you here, or learns what I been spillinS he'll kill me. And 1 wish he would/ "With that she went into such highstrikes that I left her by her lone." (To Be Continued) "Say It With Flowers" BLYTHEVILLE FLOWER MART Memphis Hlway Phone MOX Chamblin Sales Co. • Sales & Service • ' "Your Friendly Sfudebaker Dee/cr" RAILROAD & ASH / PHONE 6888 AMMONIA FERTILIZER EQUIPMENT 1,000-Gallon Storage Tanks with nil hose and - fillings $497.50 '26750 '297.50 BarksdaleMfg.Co South Broadway Phone 2911 SHEET METAL WORK OF ALL KINDS Custom work for gins, alfalfa mills, oil mills. Custom Shearing up lo 1/4 inch thickness. Frank Simmons Tin Shop lITSonth Broadway Phon ; 2fi51 THE RAZORBACK PRESENTS " i n Jamae at th« Hammond Organ HOW PLAYING 7 NIGHTS A WEEK! 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Daily Enjoy Your Food in th« Pleasant Atmosphere of Our Beautiful Dining Room We Specialize in Seafoods • Barbecue Ribs • Barbecue Chicken The RAZORBACK KEROSENE and FUEL OIL G.O.PoetzOilCo. Phone 2089 A JETTER LAUNDRY For Expert Laundry and Dry Cleaning—Coll 4474 NU-WA Hit Old Fifht YOU COT A CHANCf THEV ootn LOOK so (tOT. 1 WE CAN TAKE 'fW WITH OUR. ; A CERTAIN HANDS TIED! OPTIMISM? iHtY RE A COCKY BUNCH? wrww NOTHING WROr*3 WITH THEM THAT THE TRIMMII-JG- THEY'RE ABOUT TO . URC 1M« »V NCA MRVICf. HtC. T. M, REO. U. 3. PAT. Off. Pop guessed he wouldn't come along this trip, Uncle Will: He said he was getting along so well with all mom's relatives, why visit?" E'RISCILLA'S POP Sorry! Wrong Number BY AL VKRMEEB WILLIAMS ! ALWAYS ABOUT 1 SHOWED HIM THAT OTHER KIDS HAVE SMART FATHERS, TOO) , HARRY PRESTON THE BANKER'S BY.MICHAEL O'MALLEY and RALPH LAN! SIGK/D --IOOK/ DO VOU SEE THAT CABIN WAY UP THERE? I THINK WE'VE FOUND THEM i THERE S JUST ONE CAR AND f IT MUST IT'S MOT A \ BE THAT POtKf CAHf ) PRIVATE / EYE. VIC INSTEAD Of- WSPOSlNe^ CHCISTOPHM M IOCM A COWABO HIU OO Of CHRISTOPHER RI6HT AWAY.SCROBE.WEIL USE" WHAT YOU \ AHrnuttm s MY HIM AS BAIT TO TBAP . HINT IULHIM1OW WONT .VOU CAPTAIN EASY BY LESLIE TURNS! ,., IS IT «OSTLV BECAUSE KONEV ITS REASON ENOUGH FOR (WE, »JT THEE6 HRE OTHERS, -TOO... r CMTT EXPLAIN rt BA»¥. I JUST SUD W*S CBfcOl EFORE X ABOABO A |AI»9«a SOU CAN'T BEUEVt I KNEW IT EVEN BEFORE XIEMUIED WWW HE'D THKC fT AND \ BEFORE I HEARD DISAPPEAR? OTHERS. Of THE CRASH! WIVES HAVE tXSCOl/- RUGS BUNNY x SUPPOSE you couu? \ DO BETTER...VA SILLY M FELINE' OKAX HERE'S TH CRAYON.' AFTER ALL, THERE'S NOTHING LIKE REALISM.' I WON'T NBEP THAT/ He K;isslcs '(Cm BY V. T. HAMI.IN •WELL. IM READY FOZ. A. <3O AT A I SET ; STRIPPED FOK. , ACTION. AJ?ENT VCVT( /MEAN OKK/.. HOW¥ iNs / SHOOT GOOO HEAVENS MAN. VO YOU EXPECT TO WELL. IT 15 KIND Of A CRUDE WAX MEBBE. BUT IT* ALWAYS BOOTS AND HER BUDDIES BY EDGAR MARTIN MOW , I OH , WHW •—ifctfrt'.VK. I \ VOWVSG VOH rSNN

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