The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 14, 1950 · Page 13
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JPTHPAT, AM.TL 14, BL!THEVILt,E COURIER NEWS OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams PAGE Our Boarding House with Maj. Hoople cvwie LAR. I WOULPN'T.' I'VE KMOWN HIM THIRTY YEARS ANP HE KNOWS MORETHAK1 THAT BCOC-- PO WHAT HBTOLP VOU, SONJ W KIP THIMkS HIS OL' MAN IS CUTA RSTE, BUT THAT'S NOTHIN'-TrVSON OF ONE O' TH' WORLP'S 6fAAKTEST MEW DIDfvJT THIMK. HIS OLPWiAKJ KNEW MUCH, SO H6 TOOK THE OPPOSITE SIPE AX*2 WENT POWN AW OUT WITH IT--EVER. HEAR FRANKLIM'S SOrJ? WOj I M AUDIT WS -tWfc 8UW1E66, AMO IT PAlMS ME TO REPORT w«r You AES THE OMLV EMPTV BARREL t»J, THE WAR6HOOS6J ABOUT THAT MILLING CUTTER ANP tM G01KIC. TO SHOW HIM RIGHT IN THIS MACHINISTS HANDBOOK.' - - SUCH A 'SUDDEM EROPTIOM IS SO I t » UMLIKeVOO/ER-^HAVCWT B > '•* I TOLTJ YOU X AM BRINGS A FEW FAT WORMS BACK TO THE MEST TOOTk- AMD-CLMM LOOK/ KNOWS WOSE "FLrVTTERlMS OFFERS* ABE PAPER FLOWERS = ,/ THE LIOM'S PEN 1950 by RujMrt Hughw . by NEA SERVICE, INC. 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 roil STATE REPRESENTATIVE L. H. Autry Re-election Post No. 3 Kenneth B. Sulcer Post No. 2 E. O. "Gene" Fleeman (For re-election Post No. 4) For S(at« Senator W. R. Nicholson K'tucky No. 31 Fescue Pasture Mixtures, Alfalfa, SEED CORN State Certified COTTON SEED and SOYBEANS BLYTHEVILLE SOYBEAN CORP. 1900 W. Main Phone 6856 -RADIO AND TELEVISION REPAIR Factory-Trained Mechanics Mak* or Model Pr*mpt Service Reoconoble Prices PVone 2642 We Ptck Vf and Deliver Fred Collihan 110 So. First St., BlytheviUe Martin <*nerip«l IK trr.aic to el««r Pfiul Mnn4jr, a ynunjr -ciilr'tor. off rhnrftrM !• Ike Mvrd.r off WtMdrll l'n]m«-r, father o( Moody'* •••r«e AzalFH I'nlmrr. KlnKcrprlnl* «K th* hHNC of « telephone ii»«d to hlitdKnm I'nlmrr in dcMth \v.re h*H*vrd (n be Moody'* vntll (Incri- pcl «hntr» police deiecllTe Jantfm SliTtrx thnt Moody'* hftd been »ub- • UfBtrd for tho«e of the real Murderer daring the polfee iKV-MtfK*- *lo» A( ike crime, fineripel and SHvrr. now have jEi>nc to 1'almer'* home fa mnk« • further ekeelc. Queripel In cerlnln fkut ike renl miir«lt-rer !• I'ete Kelno, nnntker rolice delecftre. • • • XXVII pOLICE DETECTIVE STIVERS still couldn'l see what had happened to the flngcrprints he had taken from the telephone base and Martin Queripel began to straighten him out. He pointed to those marked "telephone base." "Somebody lifted your labels from the telephone prints and stole the original fingerprints. Then he pasted your labels on the tapes you lifted from one of Paul Moody's bronze statues," Queripel explained. "Who on earth could have done it!" "Don't ask me. Tell me," Queripel demanded. "Who was with you at the Palmer home? Who was with you at th« Moody studio?" "Only Pete Kelso. But—" "Was h« ever alone with the prints?" "No-o-o--yes! I "went upstairs to Moody'j living quarters and worked there awhile. I left Kelso downstairs in the studio with my kit. But what reason would Pete Kelso have for changing 'the prints?" Queripel let him have It: "What reason would any murderer have for stealing the prints that proved his guilt?" Stivers gaped like a man hit in tbe midriff. As soon as he could catch his breath he gasped: "Good Lord, Queripel, you don't mean to say that Kelso — that Kelso—killed Wendell Palmer?" "Somebody crushed Palmer's skull with the bloody base of that telephone. The man who did it left his fingerprints on the felt base. Your prints eliminate Moody so far as his ever wielding that telephone base as a weapon. But somebody did. The weapon did not kill alone." Stivers groaned 'as Queripel went on: "Cheer up, man. You did your work perfectly. But you couldn't be expected to distrust another member of the police force. Yet it's the old Latin saying all over again. 'Who will guard the guards?' We have guardians, and most of them are willing to risk death at 'Jieir task. But you can't guarantee that all of (hem will or that all of them are honest. The very honesty of the honest ones works to protect the crookedness of the crooks." From his utter.-misery Stivers spoke: j^ "You're accusing Kelso of murder and of destroying the evidence against him. Thai's a pretty serious charge, Queripel. You haven't an iota of evidence against him." "That's all too true," said Queripel. "You've got to start all over and get It." . "But how? Where?" :-,"I'll admit the trail is pretty cold by now. Kelso probably destroyed the prints you took from the telephone, if my theory is correct," said Queripel. "But when you collected your specimens from the Palmer home, did you lake any from the back doors or window sills or other places the killer might have entered?" • * • CTIVERS sighed ; "Of course not." he said. "I suppose you'll think I'm a poor cop. But the cnse seemed open-and-shut against Moody. He had been seen going in (he front door shorlly before the discovery of the crime. Kclso brought In the names and addresses of several people who had seen him enter." "Kelso! Kelso!" snapped Queripel. But he didn't condemn Slivers as a "poor cop." Queripel himself, from the newspaper accounts, had at first believed in Moody's guilt. Who would doubt Ihe evidence of fingerprints? "But," Queripel went on, "the killer might well have slipped in the house by the back way, or come through the cellar door, or climbed over a window sill. You naturally assumed he came in the front door. But assuming is dangerous." Poor Stivers nodded and tossed his hands in helplessness. His pride had suffered in his Jail. Queripel revived him with a word: "What would you say to our going out to the Palmer place and giving it a real going-over?" * • * rjETECTIVE JAMES STIVERS leaped to his feet with a renewal of life and hope and self- respect. From his chief he quickly obtained permission to complete the checking of the Palmer home for prints. Indeed, Stivers was furnished with a key to the front door, since the house had been locked up and more or less sealed after the first debris of the murder had been removed. Azalea Palmer had been taken away from the grewsome emptiness by her friend Nadirie Fennell and was now living with Nadihe's parents in their apartment. Because there was no police car available, Queripel took Slivers in his own machine. They parked the car at a distance from the house. It was Martin Queripel's first visit and the huge Palmer home seemed to him to be something like a mausoleum when he first walked into it. 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