The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 4, 1956 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, February 4, 1956
Page 7
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gATURDAY, FEBRUAY 4, 1958 BLYTREV1LL1! (ASK.) COURIER HBW1 PAGE SEVEN OUR BOARDING HOUSE — with Major Hoopl. OUT OUR WAY ly J. R. Williami WOW/WHAT A I ~ /PUT THAT BACK/ ROLL-WHAT A \— / TLL PA** *XJ W6U. WAD.' 1OU SEEM \-| FOR HELPIM6 ME HOLPIW' OLT OH H HOME'WITH THE US--WHUT A A-\ KIPS, BUT PUT 8ALB OF RJM / X, THAT BACK FAP// 1 MUST SPEAI< TO MARTHA ASAINl ABOUT. 6CR?£(JlW<5 OUT "THE CROvJS iM THIS DOMICILE/ ABOUT TRVlWS SOME- TWI* SIMPLER f —YOU you OONT seew TO 86 6USTlM« OUT WITH CWESBS EDITOR ASOJTYOOR HOLE- *=» \ AMP FIMP TH6 I\ IDEA/*. SHALL we »cb« IT AS HMPH/5 -DAY STUNT/ LIMES/ WHAT A ST006Y SCfMMSUNS ESSS THAT LIFE'S LOWCiEST MWLTTe I'M IM A 1&U6U FftftTOF TBWN/ A CWJ. FILLED WITH H300S ROLLS L|PTO URB—1 CAMTELL WET SPOTTEP ME FOR/THE WROt6 I PUCK IMTO AN ALLEr— THEY'RE CHA.S1N6 (AE—I .CLIMB A PIPE ESCAPE It) ' TH" ROOF---THEr HAVE ME' COR.NERE9"-THEy'Re AIMWQ THEIR, GATS AT ME— iiion — Tonight Tomorrow - WMCT Channel 5, 8, WHBQ Channel 13 WREC — Channel 3 - WMCT, Channel 5 Saturday Night, Feb. 4 6:00 It's A Great LUe 6:30 Big Surprise 7 :00 Perry Como 8:00 People Are Funny 8:30 Jimmy Durante— in color 8:00 George Gobel 9:30 Your Hit Parade 10:00 City Detective 10:30 The Vise 11:00 Mystery Theatrp 11:30 Drama Theatre F 12:00 Sign Oil 8:55 News ftnd Meditation 10:00 The .Pautor 10:15 Industry on. Pamde 10:30 Big Picture 10:55 Senator Gore 11:00 The Christophers 11:30 This Is The Life 12:00 American Forum 12:30 Fronttere of Paith . 1:00 Know Your Government 1:30 "For Ood and Country" 2:00 Kaleidoscope 2:15 Blackwood Brothers 2:30 Soo Parade '3;OQ Maurice Evans "Presents "The Good Ffliry"— color 4:30 Captain Gallant 5:00 Long John Silver 5:30 Roy Rogers 6:00 Eddy Arnold 6:30 Frontier 7:00 Comedy Hour 8:00 Television Playhouse fl:00 Douglas Fairbanks 9:30 Highway Patrol 10:00 Loreta Young 10:30 Justice 11:00 Hollywood Movie 12:00 Sign Off Monday, Feb. « 6:50 Meditation 7:00 Today 7:25 Weather- Memphis Area 7:30 Today 7:55 Today in Memphis 8:00 Today 8:25 Newfi—Mid-South Area 8:30 Today 8:55 News & Weather —Mid-South 8:00 Ding Dong School 9:30 Storyland 9:45 The Cathy Show 10:00 Home Show 11:00 Tennessee Ernie Ford ll:30Featner Your Nest 12:00 News 12:05 Fnrm -News 12:15 Modern Romances 1:30 Homemakers Program 1:45 pate With Life 2;00 Matinee Theatre —color 3:00 Channel Five Theatre 3:30 Queen for a Day 4:00 Pinky Le 4:30 Howdy Doody— color 5:00 Adventure Theater 5:25 Wrestling Interview 5:30 Interesting Person 5:40 Cartoons 5:35 Weather 6:00 Captain Z-fta 6:30 Tony Martin 6:45 News Caravan 1:00 Caesar's Hour 8:00 Medic 8:30 Robert Montgomery- color 9:30 Science Fiction Theatre 10:00 Your Esso Reporter 10:15 Wrestling 10:45 Weather 10:50 Mystery Theatre 11:15 Tonight 12:00 Sign Off WHBQ, Channel 13 Saturday Night, Feb. 4 5;00 Top Ten Dance Party 8:30 Ozark Jubilee 7:00 Grand Ole Opry 8:00 Lawrence Welk 9:00 Million Dollar Movie 10:30 The Hunter j 11:00 Les'paul and Mary Ford 11:05 Classic Theatre Sunday, Feb. 5 2:00 For Your Information 2:30 Big Matinee 3:55 Professor Pet 4:00 Super Circus 5:00 Judge Bean 5:30 Rin Tin Tin 6:00 Kit Carson 6:30 Famou'5 Film Festival 8:00 Chance of A . Lifetime 8:30 Ted Mack 9:30 Hollywood Silver Screen ll-.OQ Lcs Paul and Mary • Ford . . Monday, Feb. 6 8:45 News &, Weather 9:00 Romper Room 10:00 This Is Hollywood 11:30 Stu Erwin 12:00 Weather 12:05 Hews 12:15 Lunchttme Theatre 1:00 Miss .America Matinee 2:00 Afternoon Film • • Festival 4:00 Autry-RogeK 5:00 Mickey Mouse Club 6:00 Little Rascals 6:25 Do You Know Why 6:30 Topper 7;00 TV Reader's Digest 7:30 Voice of Firestone 8:00 Ramar of the Jungle 8:30 Medical Horizons 9;00 The Pendulum 9:30 Foreign Intrigue 10:00 News 10:05 .Weather 10:10 Les Paul and Mary Ford 10:15 Late Show 11:45 Weather WREC, Channel 3 Saturday Night, Feb. 4 6:00 Life With Father 6:30 Beat the Clock .7:00 stage Show 7:30 The Jackie Gleason Show 8:00 Two for the Money 8:30 It's Always Jan 9:00 Gunsmoke 9:30 Damon Runyon Theatre 10:00 Big Show Sunday, Feb. 5, 9:00 Lamp Unto My Feet 9:30 Look Up And_ Live 10:00 Eye on New York 10:30 Camera Three 11 -00 Let's Take & Trip 11:30 Wild Bill Hlckok 12:00 Range Rider • 12:30 Around the World 1-00 News Roundup 1:15 Christian Science Film 1:30 Adventure 2:00 Face The Nation 2:30 Sunday News With. Sevareld * 3:00 Front Row Center 4:00 Omnibus 5:30 You Are There 6:00 Lassie ' 6:30 Jock Benny 7:00 Ed Sullivan Show 8:00 General Electric 8:30 Alfred Hitchcock Presents 9:00 Appointment With Adventure 9:30 What's My Line 10:00 Big Town 10:30 Fabian of Scotland Yard 11:00 Sign.Oft Monday, Feb. 6 6:55 ,Test Pattern And . Program News 7:00 The Morning Show 8:00 Captain Kangaree 9:00 Garry Moore 9:30 Arthur Godfrey Time 10:30 Strike It Rich 11:00 Valiant Lady 11:15 i-ove or Life 11:30 Search For Tomorrow 11:45 Guiding Light 12:00 Jack Paar Show 12:30 lave Story 1:00 Robert Q. Lewis H30 House Party 2:00 The Big Payoff. 2:30 Bob Crosby Show 3:00 The Brighter Day 3:15 Secret Storm 3:30 On Tour'Account 4:00 Early Movie "With Kitty Kelly 5:30 Sheena of the Jungle 6:00 News and Weather 6:15 Douglae Edwards 6:30 Adventures of Robin Hood 7:00 3urni and Allen 7:30' Godfrey's Talent 6cout« 8:00 1 Love Lucy 8:30 Pecember Bride 9:00 Studio One 10:00 Star and the Story 10:30 News and Weather 10:45 Late Movie 12:15 Sign Off Just a Corpse at Twilight By Robert Martin . i The Tweed Funeral Home was on the square in the village of Beech Tree. It was a big white frame house set back from the sidewalk in the middle of a velvet^expense of green shaded la,wn. A blacktopped drive ran around to the rear where a gleaming hearse and new sedan pointed their chrome and ebony noses from a white garage. As I stopped my car in the drive, saw a man reclining in a chair behind the screen of a patio. He gazed at me calmy. as I got out and walked to the screen door. He was a thin man with wispy red hair and a bulging pale forehead, and even though the June day was hot he was wearing a sober black suit, a stiff white collar and a black tie. "Mr. Tweed?" I asked. "Sure. Come in." His voice was thin and nasal. I opened the screen door , and stepped inside. Behind Mr. Tweed, French 'doors stood open and I had a glimpse of a thick red carpet and polished mahogany woodwork. "My name's Bennett," I said, '•and I'm afraid I haven't any business for you." ••Aw, shucks," he said, grinning, showing large strong teeth. "I'm behind my quota for, the month." He looked at me with a wor- red expression and bit at his lower lip. "I guess you're from the finance company? I'll get caught up on the payments for the sedan as soon as I can. Old man Murdock is pretty low and the family has promised me the funeral." "I'm not from the finance company," I said gently. "I represent the industrial Welfare Commission." "Just the man I want to seel" he exclaimed. "I wrote the commission last week about the money due me for that fellow killed in the foundry. Name of Baxter." He gazed at me eagerly. "You got the check with you?" I got out a pencil and tin old envelope. "Just give me th« clulm number and I'll se if I c»n ex- pidte—" ' " "Nellie!" he called, turning his he?.d. From somewhere Inside the house ft female voice answered. "Yes Wilbur?" "Wh»t'» the Baxter claim bum- her?" "Just a moment. Wilbur." MR. TWEET turned back to me. "Nellie's my sister," he explained. "She helps me with the business — bookkeeping, burial service, and keeps house besides." He laughed. "Not yet. Nellie tells me I don't need a wife, not with her around to look after me." "I see," I said, thinking that I was about Wilbur Tweed's age and that 1 wasn't married.either. And I wondered when I'd have an opportunity to mention the subject of my visit. I was about to bring it up when a woman appeared in the doorway. She was maybe 40, give or take a few years, with a thin pale face that could have been attractive with a little make-up and a more happy expression. Her brownish hair was combed severely back from her ears and she wore glasses with heavy dark rims and bows. Behind the lenses her eyes looked dull and defeated. The thinness of her rather tall figure was accentuated by a plain black linen dress with a white starched collar. She held a slip of paper, and I noticed that her slender pale fingers bore no rings and that the nails were closely clipped and, without lacquer or polish. She spoke in a low flat voice. "The number is WU-244578." As I Wrote it down on the envelope, Wilbur Tweed said, "Nellie, this is Mr. Bennett, from the Industrial Welfare Commission." ' She nodded at me, her face expressionless, then turned and moved back into the depths of the house. "She's had an unhappy life," he' said ..gloomily. "Seven years ago she was,engaged to marry a fellow, a farmer named Doyle Murdock, son of old Clint, but the day before the wedding a stallion kicked Doyle and killed, him." He sighed heavily. "Poor Nellie never got over it. After Mother died four years ago—Dad passed on 10, 11 years before that—Nellie just stayed here and made a home for me." He sighed again, and then nodded at the envelope ,1 still held in my hand. "See what you can do about that money, will you?" v "I'll be glad to do what I can," I said, returning the envelope to my pocket. "Mr. Tweed, I believe that about six months, ago you conducted the funeral of a man named Frank O«born." • • * I THOUGHT (hiit hi* »yt» «hlf- ted; for just an instant, and then he said almost too readily, "Yep, that's right. Gaye Prank the No. 3 service. Alice—she's Prank's widow—personally thanked me for the nice job I did." "I understand Mr. Osborn died of a heart attack," I said. "That's correct," he replied, nodding his head vigorously. "I wns right there at the time, along with some other people. Coronary thrombosis. Frank was a nice fellow and a personal friend. Worked for the Southern Pottery Company in Steel City. You know worked with.clays and kilns? College degree." "Yes he was a ceramist," I said. "That's why I came to see you. Burial was made near here, wasn't it?" He nodded again. "Sunny Acres, north of town. One of the oldest graveyards in 'the country. Why, there's headstones out there dated before the Revolutionary War." He stopped abruptly, peering at me. "Why do you want to know about Prank?" "I should have explained. You see, for three years before his death Prank Osborn had been drawing permanent total disability compensation from the slate for silicosis contracted at the plant of the Southern Pottery Company. The Welfare Commission has asked me to make an investigation." He frowned, "The man's been dead for six months. Why is the state snooping, around now?" I said, "The commission's cogs turn slowly. Now it seems odd to them that a man seriously 111 with silicosis, and being paid by the state ifpr total industrial disability, should suddenly die of a heart ailment. It's possible, of course, but ,— are you familial with silicosis?" "Comes from working around dust,. don't it?" ' "Yes. Stone dust, clay dust—the lungs fill up and solidify. Silica dioxide Is the villain. Most industrial operations now,.'have suction devices to draw off harmful dust,, but the disease Is still prevalent, I'm sorry to 'say? "Frank Osborn was a very sick man. The X-rays showed that some areas of his lungs were almost solid with the silica formation. This nlone could have caused his de'atji," ,.' "What does It matter now?" Wilbur Tweed asked. "If death did result from sill- cosls., either directly or Indirectly, then the. state Is bound by law to pay Mrs. Osborn the (Innth benefit o( 110,000, 1«M compeDMUon al- ready drawn. If death was due to & cause other than silicosis, the state has no obligation in the matter. You see?" I hoped the boss in New York would be pleased, since he had farmed me out, on a fee basis, from my job as head of the Cleveland branch of his private investigation agency. I was the spearhead, the guinea pig, in his plan eventually to sell the agency's services to all the states. Wilbur Tweed frowned. "I can understand that, but what do you want of me?" I said, "If Mrs. Osbom will consent to an autopsy, may we use your facilities here?" "Autopsy?" I nodded. "The commission feels that It's worth the trouble and expense. It will prove the cause of Osborn'.s death. If it was nonindus- trial, the state will be in the clear in case the widow should file a future claim." » * * Wilbur Tweed looked bewildered. "Alice Osborn won't file any.claim. Doc Jarrett knew about the silicosis and he signed the death certificate. Heart attack." "I know," I said. "May we oo the autopsy here? You will be paid, of course. I'll let you know when it will be after I talk to Mrs. Of- born." "You haven't seen Mice about this yet?" I shook iny head. 'No, but I nope she will consent. After all, she has nothing to lose — and she may gain $10,000." "She don't need the money," he said. "Prank owned the place she lives on, and the fields are rented out on shares. And Prank carried a big insurance policy — $50,000, I hear." "I'm gald to hear that," I said, picking up my hat. "I want to se« Dr. Jarrett. Where is his office?" "Above the drugstore, but this Is his day off. You might find him at the Winchester Inn. He lives there." 'He pointed across the square. "Doc's a bachelor like me." (To Be Continued) "Do you want to get middl»-ag* $pr««d. Hk« Pop? ' "Don't any of the modern author* ever write murderer who i«n't a hoodlum?" Read Courier News Classified Ads. To Sell — To Buy REAL ESTATE r • •&•!?*• ^ TERRY P07238I VOU BETI DlD.BLtV.WHW THATS NOTTHST HALFpFrr.THELMA. TEU.'We.CUWT. 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