The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 13, 1956 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 13, 1956
Page 13
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' ^MIDWAY, XAftCW M, tfM (AUK.) OOOTfflll PAGE THIRTEEN "So you'rt running for senator, eh? Now arwit glad I kept you after school when you w«r« going to flunk in elocution?^ "Bottom is really booming for you started ttiia Do-H-Yourself r IT WU. HAKE VOU FEEL ^ MEWWI4lf,»(AFljeh8SHEDA(»rnHtrMrN MEW I INY smtK.TrC vnraw r FLEW nets TO FIND CUT WHEET *T tOia SWC HUCTMA. NOW r KNOW r HEATO EVKYTHNS. THK56 THEY WANT TO rev MDeE vo fM wAuws our FOB GOOD. PY* HE SAID I'LL SET A HORSE SOME DAY.. WHEN HIS SHIP COMES WHr»N THAT. WILL WHA YOUR POP SAY* OH, OH,,, PUNW0 WHETHER SHE TOOK. THE OLD WW.E* CITY ROW TO THE RISHTi OR TURNEP LEFT ONTO THE N6W HIOHWAV. TPKNIW6 TOWARD TONM TO TRWL'.'ITS (Ml* TO THE NEXT CR05SROKP! *5 E«Y THROWS OPEN A W1WPOW MID 5HOUT5 TO H6Z, UUHE&KP. THKS RIGHT..NCW SET ON DOWN OH, SO THIS ^ THERE AN' SEE DR. VWDMWUG \WHATS WRONG YOU WAS TALW\ WITH THAT ,TD5 A, HORSE ./GAS BUGGY DOCTOR, EH?**.. OF HIS! SEE, 1 NEVER KNEW THERE WAS ANOTHER DOC \VONMUG IN TH' WHOLE VWDRLD. LOOKS LIKE I'LL HAVE T' 60 BACK T'TH' SHOP PER A NEW HUNK O 1 PIPE! THAT,S*GMC/> TAKE CARE O' THINGS WHILST lU'MQONE! BY THE TIME YOU SET BACK MY SHOP WILL BE StOOPCPf/ UNLAX! TH 1 SUPER Bf?AIN 15 COASULATIN' A IDEA! A PIPE IN MY STOCEBOOW IS LEAKING! OUR IOARDINC HOUSI - with M«jor H**,*, OUT OUR WAY By J. R. WHHMIW t r* AfHAMiO Of •MXI MERCLY CARRYtJ ThUer THkVlci.' — AMD I'LL IT F I CAM EVER All MY WORK 10 SET VOU IK HAPt TO =f SO WE WAS TRYWAU-.TK WMPOW5/ THES6TWO THCTUrTEK WK4COWCN THAT. <<OU tSUXXEP, SO WE WAS OOWJ'TO \ TM'.MEXT iz" 0 - 1 —SO Iff. PRACTCWG A -, COMPLETE SURPRISe.' WITH AW AWARP IN HOME EC TT-:OSE AV-/FUL R&CE5? AND IW NOT SUPPOSED TO VWOW ANYTHING /SBOUT ir— Television — Tonight, Tomorrow — WMCT Channel 5, & WHBQ Channel 13 WREC — Channel 3 WMCT, Chaiuel t VucsHajr Mthl, Mar. 13 8:00 Soldier of Fortune 6:30 Dinah Shore 6:45 Newt Caravan 7:00 Milton Btrle S:00 Jane's Fireside »:M Pl»y*rlgh« 5« 9:X Qra.nd Ole Opry 10:00 Kaco Reporter 10:15 star Stage 10:49 Little Show 11:00 Tonight 13:00 Sign Off . Weoneloav, Mar. 14 «:M tledltatlon 7:00 Today 7:35 Weather 7 :M Today 7:55 Today In Memphli 8;00 Today « 35 New: «:30 Today 8:55 NCWB & Weather 9:00 ping Dong School 9:30 Storyland S:45 The Cathy Show 10:00 Home show 11:00 Ernie Ford 11:30 Feather Your Nest 13:00 Mid-South Today 13:15 TV Movie Matinee 1:15 Modern Homancea 1:30 Homemakers 1:45 Date With Lire 3:00 Matinee Theatre 3:00 Channel 5 Theatre 3:30 Qiiftjn for a Day 4:00 Plnlty Lee 4:30 Howdy Doodr 5:00 Adventure 5:30 Interesting Person 5:40 Cartoons 5:55 Weather 6:00 Superman 8:30 Eddie Fisher 7:00 Boston Bladtle 7:30 cl»co Kid 8:00 "Twisted Cross" 9:00 This Is Your Life 9:30 Mr. District Atty. 10:00 £sso Reporter 10:15 Playhouse 10:45 Little Show 11:00 Tonight 12:00 Sign OH WHBQ, Channel IS Tuesday Nisht, Mar. 13 6:00 Little Rascals 6:25 Shoe Show 6:30 Warner Bros. 7:30 Wyatt Eurp 8:00 Playhouse 8:30 Secret Journal 9:00 Danny Thomas 9:30 cavalcade Theatre 10:00 News 10:05 Weather 10:10 Patt! Page 10:25 Late Show 11:55 Weather Wednesday, Mar. 14 8:45 Kews & Weather 9:00 Romper Room 10:00 This Is Hollywood 11:30 Stu Erwln 12:00 Weather 12:05 News 12:15 Theatre 1:00 Miss America. 2:00 Film Festival 4:00 Autry-Rogers 5:00 Mickey Mouse , 6:00 Little Rascal^ 6:25 You Know Why 6:30 Disneyland 7:30 M.G.M. Parade 8:00 Masquerade Party 8:30 Break The BanK 9:00 Tights 9:45 Sports Picture 10:00 News 10:05 Weather 10:00 Paul and Ford 10:15 Late Snow 11:45 Weather WREC. ChamnM t Tuesday Nllht, Mar. 13 6:00 News and Weather 6:15 Douglas Edwards 6:30 Hame That Tun* 7:00 Never Get Rich 7:30 See It Now 9:00 164,000 Question 9:30 Trmt Tour Wile 10:00 Amos and Andy 10:30 News and Weather 10:45 Late Movl* 12:15 Sign Off Wednesday, Mar. 14 6:55 Program News 7:00 Good Morning 6:00 Captain Kangaroo 9:00 Oarry Moore 9:30 Arthur Godfrey 10:30 strike It Bich 11:00 Valiant Lady 11:15 Love of Life 11:30 Search Tomorrow 11:45 Guiding Llfht 12:00 Jack Faar Show 12:30 Love Story 1:00 Robert Q. Lewi* 1:30 House Party 2:00 The Big Pavolf 2:30 Bob Crosby Show 3:00 The Brighter Dm? 3:15 Secret Storm 3:30 On Tour Account 4:00 Earl; Movie 5:30 Range Rider 8:00 Newa and Weather 6:15 Douglas Bdwarda 6:30 BraTe Eagle 7:00 Godfrey i Frlenaa 8.00 The Millionaire 8:30 I've Got a Secret 9:00 tr S Stel Hour 10:00 Man Behind Badge 10:30 News and Weather 10:45 Late Morle 11:15 Sign Off • The trumpeter swan, with maximum weight of 40 pounds, is the heaviest Hying bird in North Paint Closeout M»ny Typw And Cotort \ Price Hubbard Hardware ROTHROCK DRUG STORE Remember us for prescriptions. Centrally Located For Easy Shopping ^UorirtM Ljrau Cot, r\ev(c on _/" / fJ,ene( HI-WAY DRUG We Give Top Value Stamps frntti ••Met, lUf. rhsrnaclil * M|r. Ckarlei Bng*», owner Main it Division Phone 2-2011 Just a Corpse at Twilight XXXIII THE first door we saw was the right one. I knew it was the right one, because it opened into 'a room that' (aced the sfreet. and because yellow light filtered from beneath it We didn't waste time shouting for Wilbur Tweed to open up. I think that both of us knew that it would be futile to shout at Wilbur now, and we hit the door together with our shoulders- On the third lunge the lock let loose, splintering the wood beside it, »nd the door burst inward. We stumbled into the room. Wilbur Tweed, clad in red- «nd blue striped pajamas, was on ft big four-poster bed, his head •nd shoulders slumped against a polished cherry headboard. He was (till alive; his mouth moved without sound and one eye flearned brightly with t final flare of life before it glazed and half closed. The other eye, the right one, was (one. The place where it had been wai a dark hole.'Before we reached him, hit body crumpled and his chin sank to his chnt Lyinf »UntwiJ* across his chest wai a .22 repe»t- Int rifle with a teletcopic light clamped to the barrel. Hit feet were bare, looking pale and aomthow obscene, and I knew he'd -pulled th€ trigger with hit tot. • Behind in Nellie Tweed'! agonized tcuam filled the room. She tried to fling hertalf acnn Wllbur'i body, and it took both Dr. Van Horn and jnyself to get her out of Uw room. I suggested one of the adjoining bedroonu, but Van Horn ibook hi* head. We got her down the itain and took her to i unall room oft the hall where there wai a divan. . I itayed with her, awkwardly patting her shuddering ihoulden, while Van Mom went out to the sheriff's car and returned with hit Mack hag. •aUUfulh; he AIM a hypo needle, pulled up one of Nellie's short sweater sleeves and pressed the needle gently to her arm. "There, Miss," the doctor salt gently. "You will be better now.' "Why did he do it?" she sobbed. "Why did Wilbur do that? I— I knew he was upset about — about Alice. But he still has me. He knows that I will take care of VAN HORN looked up at me, jerked his head toward the door. 1 followed him into the hall. "She will sleep for a short time," he said in a low voice. "The sedation 1 gave her was light. But someone had better stay with her." I nodded. Sheriff Abrier Cornwall!: came down the stairs and Joined ui in the hall. His cigar was badly frayed, but it was still clamped between his'teeth. I remembered that when Van Horn and I had left Wilbur's room with Nellie, the sheriff had been talking into a phone on a stand beside Wilbur's bed. "The undertaker from Indian Landing is coming," be said, "and so is Doc Jarrett." I said, "You don't need a coroner to tell you that Wilbur committed suicide." "I know, I know," he said peevishly, "but it's the law." While we waited, the sheriff and I went back upstairs. None of us had touched Wilbur, but the weight ol his body had caused it to slump a HttU lower on the bed. I dropped a hund- terchief over the barrel of the rifle, lifted It from Wilbur's body and carefully laid It across the arms of a nearby chair. The sheriff watched 'me silently, his little bloodshot ey« beneath the thick browi not missing a movement of mine, As 1 turned back the bed, I Mw something I htdaVt Mticrt More—the aef- from Wilbur's pajama pocket. 1 ner of a folded paper protruding turned and looked at the sheriff. He had seen it, too. "Go ahead," hs said grimly. "Take it out" • • • I REMOVED the paper from the pocket and unfolded it My name was at the top and it was covered with tight penciled handwriting. Wilbur Tweed's signature was at the bottom. I read: I killed Frank Osborn. 1 wanted his wife and I wanted her money. I am in debt and will lose my business. I put polffon in Prank's drink. He died right away. Dr. Dick called it a heart attack. I knew he would, because he had often told me that when Frank died it would be because of his heart, and not from silicosis. I know Dr. Dick and 1 kn«w he would not change his mind. So I wa* safe. I planned It, because we wera all invited to 'Alice's house that night. I cot Frank's funeral, of course, but I waa worried. Wh«n I embalmed him 1* removed th« heart, lung*, stomach and in* tcstlnes to eliminate the trrtcei of the poison. It waa stupid of me, but I wanted to protect myself in every detail. I never dreamed that tha Welfare Commission would inveatiftat* a,nd do an autopiy. When you told me about It «• Friday, I became frighten**. That !• why I oppotad you. When Nellie told m« 70* were coluc to do the autoply today, 1 knew I WM flnfahad. 1 eoald not explain th« condition of ' Prank's body. I hava bee* waiting for Ton avtr alne* Alice's funeral. 1 baT« bean watching from tfc* window. When yon arrlvt, 1 will uao Nellie's gun. That la all that ' la left for me to do. I am sorry for everything;, t am aorrv to leave NellU aloao. Toll Bar I love h«r ... Silently t handed the paper t* he sheriff. He held it away from his eyes, squinting at the closely- spaced words, When he had fin- shed,)he said, "Poor Wilbur." "And poor-Alice," I said. "Why don't you forget Alice?" le said with sudden harshness. 'Ain't you caused enough rouble?" I didn't'answer him, I'd had nothing to do with Frank Os- nrn's death, but as-an agent at • he Commission 1 had directly :au«ed Wilbur Tweed's, death. Maybe Wilbur deserve* to die. An eye for an eye, and all that Culliion Bicycle Shop We repair all makes Bicyclei It Tricycles. We carry a complete line of parts for all make bikes. Phone 3-6122 Across from Kroger PINKY LEE'S Weatherbird Shoes Fit Correctly. H EUER'S Sun Vertikal Panel Drapes Linen-Nylon-Plastic Phone 3-4863 For Free Estimates Hope Young Blytheville, Ark. EXPERT WATER PUMP REPAIR \ Hubbard Hardware Phone 2-2H5 RADIATOR WORK • Boiled Out • Repaired • Flo Tested • Re-cored , WOBK GUARANTEED GROVER'S RADIATOR WORKS Mf CT. L*Ju AT*. n. t-tMl WE'VE GOT IT! 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