The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 12, 1950 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 12, 1950
Page 13
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 1980 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams BOCM THIRTY YEARS TOO SOOM Our Boarding House with Moj. Hoople A CDOPIE MORS 1 PEEPS AM' I'M COMMA COMB OOVWMOtO YOO 6UVS HK6 A , PIOT tUose HAM GRAPPLERS GOIH6TO coMe our OATOP RftCAS FROM 30RY GABRIEL OOKED HK6 4 DEAL COOKED • ALSO HWBTHfe OLt> HOOPLE IRE AROUSED= Political Announcement The Courier News has been authorized to announce the following candidates, subject to the Democratic primaries. July 25 and August 8. FOR COUNTY JUDGE Roland Green FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE L. H. Autry Our Telephone Number 4438 Shell-on 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 By Rupert Hughes I9M . fc, NLA SUVICE. INC THE STOHVi Prlolc t,<tr<l,r Mxrll* *taerli»rl Im trjlmf l» clrar Paul Muudj. a foumg »THlBI«r, «f viurdrr ckaricra la the nlmytMf ot Wendell 1-alaier, father 0f M»*d7'i JlMncee Axalca Palairr. . Pallet de- tectlTea foand flaKerprlata aK the bnae of a lelrph»Bt mme* tm •!•<*;*•*>• Palaier !• death and elalai in *• RADIO AND TELEVISION REPAIR F«etory-Trained Mechanics Any Make or Model Prompt Service Reasonable Prices Phone 2642 We Pick Up and Deliver Fried Callihon 110 So. First St^ Blythevilte prln1» of hJa »TVB fagera take* fr»M aaother lelephoae, appartat- IX vrorklDK aa a theory that ailf{ht clenr Moodr. Retaralaff. la hla «ni,r. 'llmolk, O'Hea, hla aaaial. »r, tell> hi- ot aa laterrlew irllh an unM«Tupnloait wvataa, Nelda Croft, who reieala •>-! ahe had allrai|itca to hlackaiall Palmer and her aecoMpllee warn p«lire dtlrcllve l>ete Kelao, waa had aMNiMtrd in bn|[dln)r ap the eane airnlnNt Mno4r. Keeenllj Nelda and Kcl.o fc.< kn,l a CalllaK aat, and when «ae aeenked hlM «f kill. IHR 1-almer, Kelxo dealed It, *mj- in«r Pnlmer had hee> killed a? aonaeone el»e. XXV WHEN Timothy O'Hea finished his story about his interview with Nelda Croft, he leaned back and looked at his • boss, Martin Queripel. . : "And" now what do you think of that for an afternoon's work? If you put two and two together, what you got?" , "Forty!" said Queripel. "It was a noble afternoon's work. And it would be wonderful if it were legal evidence. But the courts don't admit hearsay. And all we have is your hearsay of her.hear- say of what Pete Kclso told Nclda and what she guessed. But you write down what you told me while it's fresh in your mind. Go to it!" ..-. -:•;•' When O'Hea was gone, Queripel's mind was an even more turbulent maelstrom than before. That night after he went to bed, he could not sleep. His riiind reconstructed certain events that had taken place in Paul Moody's studio when Detective* Jame» Stiver» »nd Pete Celso had gone there to collect fingerprints after Wendell Palmer's murder. Queripel could see Kelso now, eft alone for a few minutes, per- laps while Stivers went upstairs to get prints from Moody's personal belongings. Kelso might delve in Stivers' fingerprint kit. taking the envelopes of fingerprints and negatives from their proper places. In his mind's eye, Queripel saw Kelso as he found the batch marked "telephone base" on which was written the address of the Palmer honie. Kelso would study with panting greed the two tapes which Stivers had lifted from the i>ase of the telephone—those Iwo groups of four fingers each. Kelso would go to the sta'irway, look and listen, then tiptoe back, certain that Stivers was busy upstairs. - • . With a pen-knife, perhaps. Kelso would pry off the labels in Slivers' handwriting and drop the prints into his own pocket. Carefully next he would select two of the prints of Paul Moody's four fingers which Stivers had taken from the surf ace. of one ol the bronze statues a few minutes before. On these Kelso might try to fasten the.labels he had taken of! the telephone base, which he could easilyhave picked up—-perhaps when Stivers wrote them out at .the Palmer home. - The labels would fit perfectly and they wouk carry Stivers' own handwriting. After that Kelso would put a rubber band around the prints an stuff them back into the pocket o the kit where he had found them After such a job, Kelso would be a different man—he would love the world. He would love life and count on a lot of it from now on Queripel went over and over his reconstruction of the crime. So ar il was only theory. He would lave lo prove his theory. Daybreak found him haggard and fagged. • • • 'THE morning papers gave Martin A Queripel no comfort in the bad news from abroad and at home, or the bad press Paul Moody was getting. When the detective reached nil office. Harlcy Kenyon was waiting 'or him wilh an eager'question. "Did you see the advertisement n both the morning papers?" Queripel shook his head. Kenyon handed him a clipping that read: WIM, the lady who >aw Wcntell Palmer standing at the uoor of Ms house and who waved lo him and called to him shortly befor* h€ was muidcrcd. kindly communicate with Harlcy KenyonT And wi]i her chauffeur ^et In touch wllli me? Confidence ra- spccLed and rewarded. Kenyon's telephone and office address were given, of course. Queripel read'it and was forced Lo quench Kenyon's hopeful smile. "I didn't see it. And ihe probably never will. Even if she does, being a lady with a limousine, she will prefer to in obscurity. And she will see that her chauffeur does the same. "Furthermore, if the reporters notice this and she never replies, her silence and her chauffeur'* will make a bad impression. When you go fishing, it looks bad to come back with an empty hook." PAGE TTENYON'S jaw dropped with disappointment and hurt pride, so Queripel sought to console him. "Ot course, if I'm wrong, and she should turn up and remember Paul Moody's picking up the hat the old man hurled at him, that would be golden evidence. Everything's worth the try. And I mny be fishing with poorer bait myself. But to give you a bit of cheer read O'Hca's document." They spent hours going over various plans and stratagems, but Queripel dared not even mention what was bedevilling his mind and driving him frantic between black despondency and blinding Hashes of hope. (To Be Continued) 'Tve got down tools, seed, time and labor! When t add l.iniment and,salve for blisters, we'll gave money by buying our vegetables at the grocery!" FRECKLES AMD Hlti FKlENDg BY MERRILL BLOME* Foul BU •;• -,•:•..•': '•:•;' : - , TO TH6 OAIA OPEfJING- of rue 1950 vALity JUNIOR SOFTBALL LEAGUE I MONOR BAUD NEW TEAM , TH6 WILU THROW our--- PRISCILLA'S POP Going Whole Hog BY AL VBRMEKB REMEMBER, DEAR! DON'T MAKE A LITTLE 'PIS OF YOURSELF BY ASKING FOR SECONDS! YOU MAKE THE NICEST CAKE, MRS. NUTCHELL! MAY I HAVE ANOTHER SLICE? JUST A TEENY WEENY PIECE- AS LONG AS MXfRE MAKING A PQ OF YOURSELf- WHY DON'T YOU ASK FOR A CHUNK? WHY, THANK YOU, MRS SIMMS! VIC FLINT Planning a Surprise BY MICHAEL O'MALLEY «nd RALPH LAN! "Say It With Flowers" BLYTHEVHLE FLOWER MART Mem phi! Illwij Pbonc CWZ Biiamblin Sales Co. • Sales & Service • "Your Friendly Studebaker Dco/or" RAILROAD & ASH PHONE 6888 Four- t Row AMMONIA FERTILIZER \, EQUIPMENT '26750 29750 1,000-Ganon Storage Tanks with all hose and fittings $497.50 BarksdaleMfg.Co. South Broadway Phone 2911 SHEET METAL WORK —^ OF ALL KINDS Custom work for jfins, alfalfa mills, oil mills. Custom Shearing up to 1/4 inch thickness. Frank Simmons Tin Shop 117 South Broadway Phone 265! 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