The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 24, 1952 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

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SATURDAY, MAY 24, 1958 OUR BOARDING HOUSE — with M.jer Ho*pl. DRAT «T, 6AM«Ort.' CAM'! SIMPte IDEA TM. e.\\>»4& -jtHj THIS ' ee <j juocse AND AND rlUTS — WHY t>OKVT VbO •SWAP IT OP AKlD HlDt IT 5«C(?6TeD THAT fORTi>ie -fc> THE ACORM PAMCH — BUT I'VE seen THATFO« ' Political Announcements iubjtct to PreferentliJ Election July 29, 1952 For County Jmlge GENE BRADLEY PHILLIP J. DEER I. D. SHEDD For Circuit Clerk QERALDINE LISTON For Slate Senator SEN. LEE BEARDEN HENRY K. HOYT WILLIAM H. (BILL) WYATT For State Rep. KENNETH S. SULCER For Post No. 2 WARNING ORDER In the Chancery Court, Chlclta-, sawba District, Mississippi County, Arkansas J. T. Knowlton, Plaintiff, . . vs - No. 1204G Juanita Knowlton, Defendstnt. The deiendeut. Juanita Knowl- lon, Is hereby warned to appear Within thirty days in the court named In the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff. J. T. KnoH-lton. Dater thus 2nd day ot May, 1052. Harvey Morris, clerk By Anita Sykcs, D.O, Wm. s. Rader, Jr., Atty (or Pntf James M. Gardner, Atty Ad Lltem 5,3-10-17-24 FOR SALE C»«creL» rnl.rrU, 13 Intk t* il l»«h. null >r recmforcei. AU« C«««r«U B.Udln, Blo«k» •ktap- «r than linker [or tarn*, ibltkri h>iM<, pump hon»«, teunt , . i C»U o< f.r r rH ntiuU. OSCEOLA TILE I CULVERT CO. Pk.Bf Ml FOR THE BUY OF YOUR LIFE- See Us About OVERHAULING YOUR ENGINE Blyrhevill* Motor Co. Phone 4122 BEAUTIFUL CUT STONE HOME Open for inspection, Sunday 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. Shown by appointment during week days 3 Bedrooms 2 Baths $30,000 This lovely home is .jualilj- throughout. " * *"*' *"* "" U-shaptd kit. See or coll JOHNNY MARR, REALTOR Office f'hone 4111 Res. Phone 2596 (ARK.) COURIER NEWS —• — OUT OUR WAY You re always reading about rocketing around in space —instead of disappearing on a fishing trip this year, why don't you go to the moon?" Fur senls can dive m0 re (nan feet In search of food. Get 7/je Best AUTO REPAIR I NO Factory-irained mechanics uslnj genuine parts are jour assurance ol dcp»nd«ble service when you bring your car to T. I. Si-ay Motor Co. ... on Main Slreet. Try our friendly service next time! T. I. SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrysler-Plymouth Dealer 121 E. Main Phone zm FYPFRT SHOi CArtnl REPAID HflLTCRS >UALITY SHOC SHOP 1 i I W. M « I N ST. -Alias Basil Willing' IT H.l.n McCloy .•>"•»:. Ce*T*t*1 l«l H «ttw M<C^ frvw*,, riMW lW«*h » E-,-.\.*.-.-.l e ,i— H»»«. k«. P^r«*<^ hi M A h™<^ fa XXVIII 'J'irE street was a thoroughfare, crossing the city diagonally from northwest to southeast. Like other streets in the neighborhood, it was garish, dingy, littered Basil Willing got out of his car and stood looking up al the sheer, blenk walls. He turned to look at the- houses ,Jon his side of the street—small squat, squalid houses, some bricfc. some brownstone, manv with shabby little shops on the" ground floor. A tailor's, a plumber'*, a cobbler's, a pawnshop—struggling neighborhood businesses thai would last a few months and then give way to others as fugitive Al the corner, a sign identified the thoroughfare as "Warwick Street" |Basil walked toward the middle rt :the block until he came to number The cobbler's shop was on one side and an electrical repair shop on the other. The door of the .building itself was a farted Orown .cracked and scaling. Basil looked ,«p at the four Doors above. Dusty •panes, some broken. No curtain' or shades. No light The door was ajar. He stepped Into the vestibule There was j row ol letterboxes. Through dim glass, he saw names scrawled on scraps of paper in slots below the boxe*. He lit a match and held the dame up to the name under box <-C In that slot there was no name at all A hinge creaked as Basil entered the cobbler's shop next door —a cramped, windowless closet reeking »j A feeble electric light dangled from a wire over th« cobbler's bench. An old man looked up ^rom the shoe he "was resoling with dull, incurious eyes. "Shine?" "No. thanks. 1 want to ask you about the house next door." Basil sat down on i greasy chair provided for customers with onlj one pair of shoes who waited in stocking feet »(ht)e those shoes were heeled and soled. 'Don't know nolhing." The cobbler dropped his eyelids. His hammer began to tap again. • • • C1LENTLY Casil laid • »5 bill on the counter. The cobbler looked at it without any change of expression, but the tapping of his hammer ceased. "Js the house empty?" "Yes." -Why?" "Board of liealth. They say it's rotting away. Going to fall down. So everybody has to move out. Poor people. No other place to go. Most of them had to move in with cousins or friends. Why couldn't those ousybodics have ie(t them alone? A tew nails here and there ind the house would be all right Poor people don't expecl a palace." "How long has the OOUM been vacant?" "Six months ago they all moved out" "Who owns the building?" "Jimmy Bush. He runs the pawnshop down at the corner. Why don't you ask him?" "I'd rather ask you." Basl) took photograph (rom his Inner pocket end laid it on the counter beside the SS bill. The cobbler saw a still face with staring ey»s and dropped ;aw —a crude, flashlight picture, un- pc*«d, untouched, "You'r« a cop?" "That guy's dead." This .inppens to b« » police Photograph, but :'m not a policeman. What are you afraid of?" "Trouble. I don't like > crook but 1 doct lik« • aw, «UVK. i, look the other way when either one is around," "All I want is information." Basil laid another SS bill on the counter, but now he kept his hand on both bills. The cobbier looked at the money. "Go to court? Testily?" "Perhaps." "No." He shook his head "AI- terwards some of the guy's pals would rough me up." "This man was not a gangster." "All crooks run in gangs." The sour wisdom of city streets was in his eyes. "This man was not a crook, it the police question you, II will be worse.** "They're in on this already?" "Yes. Cut It you talk to me I'll see they let you alone." • • * A FINGER eined with dirl-en- crustcd lines touched Duggan's picture. "That little guy. He lived next door lor a while or so alter Ihe building was empty. But I haven't seen hin. around since the beginning ol April." Basil lifted his hand 'rom the two SS bills. They vanished in- stnntty. Outside, In the slrccl, he pushed open the scabrous broivn door again and paused to listen. No sound. He crossed the vestibule and stood at the foot of a stair. The wooden treads were worn nol- low at the center, splintered at the edge, and there was a musty, unaired smell in the place. Shadows clustered thirkly above and DClow the faint light filtered through a grimy window pane on the first landing Neglect, darkness, fillh he was prepared (or but somehow the silence was unnerving. He began to mount the stairs. The balustrade was shaky under Basil VVilling's hand, gritty to his touch. He had to step over one [read that had rotted away altogether, leaving only a ragged opening Into the darkness below the stairs. On the second floor, he paused again. The silence seemed to close about him as it he were sinking into still watex. XT* B* PAGE 8ETOI •v J. R. WMIi«M FRECKLES AND HIS FRIINDI TMXT- WE' THE OCP ONE'S UP K3H PIPE CLEANERS, CAtCS OWWORI cowMEcr Me WITH we GOVERNOR AT TWe STfTF OWTOL — -KEB" »* UNTIL we Awswwts HCS ASLEEP , WAKE HIM DC / SO fORTH _ _ , fOf£ We 3TARTCN I TH' NUMS ONUS No TRACE OF iue aors YeW WE'RE cwecxNS. AU.W WOSWALS N NeAHS TOWWS/ BORSJ THIRTY VEAB* TOO SOCK) Btnefit by R.oding qnd Using Couri.r News Cla.iifi.d Ads 6M.PTHAT ,X KEVEB lB^KIPPEB! I'M TELLING VOU " HE'LL MAKE A PRESIDENT.' WES GOT INTEGRITY RESOURCEFULNESS, IMTBLLIQ-ENCE - COURAGE, *" HUMILITy. .< FOCUS TILL HE SETTLE* POVVN PER LUMCH. IFTUBBS ISPOWUIW ,1T"S LANDING OU TH£ . 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