The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 16, 1949 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 16, 1949
Page 13
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 19J9 BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.) COURIER. NEWS PAGE THIRTEEN PUT OUR WAY By Our Boarding House witrVMaj. Hoople R. Williams DONT IF-lCXJ HADTHtS 180-FOUNDER TO TAKE CARB OF,VOU COULP COMP1AIM/ , MARTHfVMY DEAR .' youe EAGLE eve ALWAVS -SPOTS A/i'IMPORTANT LETT.eR.'MAMe VOL) KEPT SHARP S/IGIL OrJ THE MfML LM&LV ? •—~ X'M. EXPECTING SOOD KSevK FROfA e JODG6S OF THW GCULPTURe IF I COULD SEAT YOU To"31 MftlLMAM I'D MYSELF IU TUB •DERBY DO VOO WAVT TILL (4E6&T6 OUT Of TVIE POSTOFFICE NOWADAYS BEFORE YOU 6TART FRlSKlMG HIS •SACK? TAXI Call Ask for either while or colored driver. Eight cabs, at your service. FOR SALE .Concrete cttlverta. I* Uicb to 4S !h, plain 01 reenfnrc«d Also 'Concrete Building Blocks cheaper than iurali«t (n< barns, chicken boose*, pomp houses, tenanl honses, tool slieds. W« deliver Gall u» fOT free estimate . . Phone «91 OSCEOLA TILE & CULVERT CO. RENT A CAR l>rive Anywhrre ¥00 Please Simpson Oil Co. Phone 937 You Can Tell the Difference in Good Shoe Repair HflLTCRS ;qi_itY SHOE SHOP 12 : W M O I M ST. WOODS Drug Store Experienced Prescription Service WOODS Drug Store FOR SALE CONOKBTE CULVKRl T1LB Aftls F»u less yei r*3U lungel 5*ian aft; olhei bridge mattrlaJ inches. CONCKKTE ' SEWEB TILE Sues l-C-i inchei CONCRETE SIjrTIC TANKS • Best races *tsr DCIITCI A. H.WEBB Highway 61 a( Slate Utw Phone Hi ATTENTION EX-G.I.'a To Maintain Knur Benefits. PAY YOUR I.KGION: • OUES NOW . • ;. DUD CASON POST 24 If* CAMEO Virginia Teale By Copyright, 1949, NEA SERVICE, INC. TIIK 3TOH1, nl iil- Itctor. HiiKJir IMnir. * Kilt proprietor, Knit orTera It tiir H-.- (WMl. linear tannul pay thin, but Strph.inie Smith. llaRjir'a a*»l*1- aat, !• *rr7 aminu* tbjit ttaKar obtnla It. f.alrr Falfrr call* nn Arnnld I'BrlTer, a vreaver, and • ••v** biaa tat ram<a, • • a III ARNOLD PPIEFFER whistled. He turned the brooch over, lingering it gently. "What do you want me to do with it?" he asked Martin Falter. "1 want you to take it' to , a prospective buyer I have in San Francisco. Ask him for $12,000, but. if you have to, take ten. I'll get a power fit attorney notarized tonight and bring it over. Now, let's see, 1 have his card somewhere . . ." Arnold, his lips pursed worriedly, watched Martin's search through his pockets. He gave little cough: '"You know, Marty, you're asking me to take a lot of responsibility. I wish you'd take it up yourself." "1 can't leave town right now. AndT anyway, I'd rather not deal with this mon in person." "Why not?" "Oh, stop ' with the questions Arnold—you fuss like an ok woman. Now, here," he extendec a card, "here's the man's name address and phone number. 3 know 1 can depend on you to gel me the best possible price." Arnold frowned, evading • Martin's eyes. He spoke hesitantly: "Where—where did you get this pin, Marty?" "Where d'you think I got'it? suppose you think 1 stole it? It': mine and I'm going to seU it. . hate people who try to pry." ' Arnold compressed his mouth into a firm line. "I'm not going to take it up to San Francisco. I just don't like the idea, that's all!" Martin leaned back lazily. "That's tough, because you're going to. You'U do anything 1 ask, I think—this time or any other time." Arnold stared at him: "What did you say. Martin?" "You heard me. You owe me something of a debt, Arnold. Fortunately for your little bank balance, I've decided not to ask payment in money." "1 owe you a debt?" Arnold laughed nervously. "I'd say that statement was slightly cart-before-the-horse." • w a ^ talking at cross-purposes." Martin tilted his chair and teetered back and forth. The coldness of his eyes belied his indolent attitude and drawling voice: "1 feel that I've proved myself quite a friend of yours, quile a good friend. Arnold, by keeping certain things to myself." Arnold's body went rigid., "Go on." he said. "I will. Now the way 1 see It— you like it here in Dolorosa. You like the reputation you've built (or yourself out West as a master weaver. You like the money it brings m. you like the pilgrimages to your door by artists and sightseers. You'd hate to give it up and move away and begin again, wouldn't you?" Arnold's fnce was white. Martin laughed. "Oh. don't look so petrified. It all boils down to this—you take the cameo to San r'rancisco for me. and we'll forget all .about Baltimore." Color shot back Into Arnold's lace, turning it a deep, purple- red. He jumped to his feet and sprang at Martin, raining futile blows on the bigger man's arms and chest. Martin struggled ou n-it FRECKLES AND HIS FRIENDS BY MERRILL BLOSSEH Qualnl 'fidlng« "I'm not going to think of him as a suitor any more— they say he's 'that way' about the girl who plays opposite him in this picture!" Isltour SNOOPSR STX-L. WATEHIM6 1 MiD-pBLD"-4"TH AMD TEM-.-puMf FORMATION- I KK.KEK FAKES PUNT, IHEM THROWS SO-YARD RASS TO HIS ov -, GOAL LINE/ PRISCII.l.A'S I'OP Slip »f the Old Block HY AL VEKMEER WHEN ! WAS VOUR AGE> I COULD STOKE THE FURNACE, CLEAN! (T, DUMP THE ASHE BOYS WERE A LOT SMARTER THOSE DAVS! GEE; FATHERS WERE A LOT SMARTER IN THOSE DAVS. TOO WEREN'T TH VIC FLINT The Chase BY MICHAEL O'MALLKY and RALPH LANE me In, Arnold!" she rattled the knob rudclj. "Hurrj up!" of his chair, grabbed Arnold's shoulders and held him at arm's length: "Now, now, Arnold," he panted. "Temper, temper!" ' Arnold kicked at him, sobbing, then turned and sank into a chair and buried his lace in his hands. You're despicable, Martin Falter!" he spat. Martin shrugged. "Beit Interesting," he amended. "At least no one could call me a milksop. Now, if jou're over the little tantrum, I'll give you the cameo. Put it away somewhere while 1 go out and see about getting that power of attornej. I probably won't gel back here until around 9 or 10 his evening." He pnused in the doorway, "Try a little lavender sails. Arnold, they'll give your vapors no end of a lift." He aligned and was gone. Arnold, his head buz zing, pushed back his chair and walked -O the windows. • • • f-TIS thoughts centered on B tin. reviewing their friend Mar- ---idship rom it-s beginning on Dolorosa's un-baked beach one summer aft-' ernoon about two years ago. Martin had been one of his first icquaintances. He had met him nformally on the beach only because Martin's cigaret lighter hadn't worked. Arnold had given match. They had gotten on well, and presemly. Arnofd had Sold. Martin all about his work- Ins'art weaving. Arnold had be- :ome almost garrulous. But he'd been careful not to discuss his past life, careful not to mention anything that might lead to questions about Baltimore. All of that Martin hart somehow stumbled upon by himself. Arnold cringed as he stood at Uie window Baltimore! That dreadful scandal. He turned from the window and paced the room. He stopped once and fitted a cigarel into his holder. \vhat Marlin Falter hail just said to him amounted to blackmail! Martin's financial graph was a familiar one to Arnold. Way up and. then, way down. During his prosperous interludes, he would make vague rind airy reference to having "disposed of a picture." Though why, thought Arnold, anyone would pay money for one of J'alter's pictures wns a folly beyond understanding. Up to now, he considered that if Martin wanted to pose as an artist anil loaf out his days in Dolorosn, it was nobody's business—was, in fact, rather amusing. But today's events had thrown a different light on tlte matter. He got up restlessly and walked >ver to the steel cabinet where le had locked up the cameo. He unlocked a drawer, took out the :i!ver "box and opened it. He itared for a long while ;fl the imall, winking diamonds, the imoolh. pale luster of the pearls and the exquisitely carved wecp- ng woman on the carnelian. » • • |"|E gave a nervous start as the "^ knocker on his front door clacked a 'staccato summons. He slily closed the cameo box. pul back in the drawer and locked the cabinet. It might be Martin' Blackmail he'd from a man thought of as a friend! Arnold suddenly despised himself for a fool. A naive fool, for confiding in Martin, making an intimate of him, occasionally lending him money. And asking nothing, nothing whatsoever in return They had spent a good deal ol time together until Martin had got mixed up with that O'Neill v;oman Blowsy, obvious creature! Nel O'Neill had money, of course, ant that would appeal to Many And he didn't even care that Neil's purse was filled by Tom. good-natured husband. her — AND YOU'D BETTER CALL TO HAMS TO TAKE OVER THE CONTROLS. YOU SHOUtDN'T HAVE tEFT THE WHEEL. WE'RE WIDE OPEN, BUCK, BIH THE "VIKING'S* PUtLINS AWAY fROM US. YIAH, CHIEF, BUT IOOK WHERE SHE'S HE AMD.' CAl'TAiN EASY [g»,SVS KEEPERS^PS'\M THE WTEK fts "* US PICKS UP THE PLMtJ, THUS MUKIUG CONTI«n BETWEEN TWO LIUE WIRES.... I'll I5e Seeing You BV LESLIE TURNER returning—maybe to tell him he to San needn't take the cainco Trancisco after all! He made tor the hall, paused, hen tiptoed swiftly down to the 'rout door. Stealthily, he opened Ine Judas window a crack and Deered out. Standing on his doorstep, big and brash as ever, was Nell O'Neill! ' "Let me In, Arnoldl" She ral- tled the kqob rudely. "Hurry up!" Arnold slammed the window— he'd opened it too far, Nell hail seen himl It he didn't let her in. would she bang on the door or cause some other kind of disturbance? Undoubtedly, she would. He released the lock. Nell brushed past him and swept down the hall and into the studio Arnold trotted after her. She took a brisk look around. Where is he?" "Who?" "Don't be stupid! Martin Falter. saw him come in here!" "You should have kept your eye to the knot-hole—you'd have seen him leave." Did he say where he was go- Ing?" "1 didn't ask him. It was none of my. business." Nell gave him a scathing looX. "Got a cigarct, little man?" She sank into one of the maple chairs. (To He Continued) i CAN'T LOSE ANY MORE TIME IW THIS HOLE, FF-LLft " HUGS UUNNV I'liony Line ' THAT'S A SCRATCH I GOT FROM A BROKEN i MILK BOTTLE/ ALLEY 001' Doll Lip, Hoy! BY V. T. HAMLIN Scientists have estimated that In six months the progcncy of a single pair of hou-seflles could exceed 100 q\tinUlllon. Painting Interior & lixfcrior '• Expert Paper Hanging I • ! Estimates Gladly Given ' ', ( : . Russell Price Phone 65GO KEROSENE and FUEL OIL G.O. Poetz Oil Co. Phone 2089 THOSE CLUB WOMEN YOU V/ANT ME TO MAKE <; SPEECHES TO--HOL.Y COW OH, HEAVEN'S SAKE.. THEY WONT HUKT you: yME/\N\AEU.,'>OUD BE A I COTT.MFINi tOOKING WE^ I THING IN R7EMW. SHOES.'/ EVENING ATTIRE. V.ITH YOU*? BAPE FEET STICKIN3 BOOTS AND HKR BUDDIES \Vliy Not? BY BDGAR MARTIN

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