The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 28, 1952 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 28, 1952
Page 13
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WEDNESDAY, MAY M, OUK JQAKDING HOUSi — wirii Major HoopU THW THE 006 BURIED THAT set*. LOOT FLASHED THROUGH MV HA)R-TRI6SER MIND LONG —^ ASO.'-«- rve PROBED THE NEIGHBORHOOD WITH A CANE, 50PT SPOTS OP PROSE YOUR SKUCL FOR A SOFT '~ APTER. THB ^1 FORGET ;.' °° you IKJTO ROLLER AND ROLUNS -THE YARD? MICE- AMD HARD " . FRE&MLV L RTH1\ TORI-JED EARTH Political Announcements Subject to Preferential July 23, 1952 Election For County Judge GENE BRADLEY PHILLIP J. DEER I. D. SEIEDD For Circuit Clerk GERALDINE LISTON For Slate Senator SEN. LEE BEARDEN HENRY K. HOYT WILLIAM H. (BILL) WYATT For State Rep. KENNETH S. SULCER For Post No. 2 Sugar is consumed In the United States at the rate of about 95 pounds per year for every man, woman and child. Sulfuric acid is made from hydrogen, oxygen and sulfur. FOR SALE Concrete cilvtru, 12 me* to 4» irnch, pLiiB «r rtenforcrri. Aim C»cr*U B.ildinj cheaper than Ixmker tor barn, chicken h««ti, pinp houset, tenant h..s«, tee! ,h»4.. We dtlivrr. Call in |«r free estimate. OSCEOLA TILE t CULVERT CO. rb«.e MI FOR THE BUY OF YOUR LIFE- Se« Us About OVERHAULING YOUR ENGINE Blytheville Motor Co. Phone 4422 BT.TTH1TVTLI.B (ARK.) COURIER NEWS ") hope there's a. change in fall—this town really the city administration next needs cleaning up!" ^ State Certified Blue Tag 4 LD&PL 15 COTTON SEED ^ 80% Germination. Delinted & Treated > CALL Glen Cook b. DELL, ARK. PHONE 2442 ^ ATTENTION GINNERS! We refill, file and train uws; refill and !»)„,« ^», V T comp ' ete !t « k •>' «!««. elbow, (from U 14") and pipe. Also, a complete line of bearing, for ,.Br We have the personnel and equipment to meet vour £P *"* "•'" ^"^ ' Joe Atkins Machine Works S. Highway 61 Phone 3142 Night 6153 Get The Best Factory-trained mechanics uslnr genuine piris are your assurance of dependable service when joo brinj your car to T. I. Seay Motor Co. ... on Main Street. Try our friendly service next tim«! T. I. SEAY MOTOR CO. IM E. Mata Ph.,* , 1H Th« ancient world made extensive us* of a mis lure of gold and silver which was called electrum. CVpCDT SHOE CArtnl REPAID meons EXTRA Hfl LTCRS )Uq|_ITY SHOC SHOP AfiSTBsil Willing ' By Helen McCloy ^ • '• XXXI '"THE dim electric lamp was still burning at the cobbler's and there were tights in ihc other small shops as well. A man does nol .hoard Ills working hours when he tis working for himself. Along the street, motley with patches ot'light and shadow, the door of numljer 104 was n sombre gap, dark, empty, withdrawn Irom all the rest. No passer-by was likely to see Basil and Lloyd as they slipped into the deserted house. Basil Willing closed the door before he took a flashlight from his pocket. Frank l.loyd looked up at the nightmare staircase and shuddered. "lias Pcrdifa been here?" j.j "Probably not." * As they mounted, the stair creaked and something ^cullled through the flashlight beam—the flat, gray, "reedy looking body of a ral. When they came to Ihe f door of 4-C, Bnsil put the flashlight back in his pocket. "No lights from now on. Not even a match." At the window he paused Through the bars of the fire- escape, they looked across fences and yards to the rear windows of houses in the next street. Basil remembered another lime when such a view hart seemed unreal- lighted squares cut in houses of black paper. "Not a bad observation post," he remarked. "An empty house where you could come and go at all hours unnoticed, and the fire- escape to mask your face at the window. But we must be careful. The last man who used it is dead " "Jack, Duggan?" "Yes." "How do you know?" "We found some notes In his apartment—a cryptic reference to iJ™. S. Then with the help of Miss 'Dtam i found a scrap of paper thai {Via Shaw had hidden in » ' • Hause, Inc. DittiibyttJ bf NEA Serriu, l«c. It was a receipt for S30 made out lo Duggan for the use of some article from March 26 to April 26. The arliclc vva.s indicated simply as '4C104WS.' At first I thought of a code or serial number. Then it occurred to roe that this was nol code, but simply abbreviation, for other abbreviations in the rcceipl were unpuncluatcd. A man as careless as that might run together letters and numbers that should be separated. I tried separating the letters and that gave me 4-C 10-! W S—obviously an apartment address. And a slreet map of Manhattan gave me Warwick Street for W. S." •JJUT why did Miss Shaw keep Ihe receipt? And why did Duggan give it to her?" "Ever hear of a drawing account?" "Something like a reporter's expense accounl?" "No, jusl Ihe opposite. Reporters finance their operations and then turn in a bill. Duggan drew a sum of money monthly to finance operations and then turned in receipts to show how much he had spent. Anything lefl over and above expenses would be deducted from his fe*. It's a common device of men without capital—salesmen engineers or private detectives- running a small, independent business. That's why Duggan insisted on this receipt. The landlord wouldn't want to give on*. Renting out a room in a building condemned by the Board of Health li illegal. That's why the address was abbreviated and the rent was $30.^ This room is worth about 'But Miss Shaw couldn't read the receipt." "Someone could rea<l it to |, E r at the end of the case. Meanwhile, she was businesslike enough to asX for teceipts »s they emne in." BasU looked at the numeral! on, is wrist walch, radiant in the dark. "Let's see just how steady Ihis fire-escape is." * • • JVJE raised the window and threw a leg over the sill. The iron platform seemed firm enough under one foot. The other fool followed. . He ducked his head outside and stood upright. "Dctler hurry." Lloyd followed and started down the ladder. Basil paused. An open window in a supposedly deserted house might catch the eye of someone across the way " He shut it quietly and they went down together. There was a yard al the fool ol Ihe fire escape. A few planlains and clumps of poverty-grass had found root in the lumpy, hard- packed earth. A broken clothesline dangled from a length of pipe sunk in the ground. They crossed a clutter of dirty rags, tin cans and burned matches to a board ence that rose above eye level on Inree sides. The boards were as rotten and shaky as the house itself. Basil oosened two and looked through h,H gaP ,f i he lcavcs of a P rivc ' hedge—thick, neatly trimmedI hieh i the fence it«If. ' b "™ S "We m c aad n w^l US '' h ° WhiS " _ »nd the fence without being seen on eiiher side " They walked between the hedge and fence. Their direction wfs parallel to Warwick Slreet diagonal o the street beyond the houses R» , w-??-"" Si ' ic of lhe htd « e Basil Willing seemed to know cx- actly where he was going for he walked briskly loward a corner in IJieir Improvised lane. »ut, at the first corner, the board fence met an iron railing at riant angles. Lloyd halted. "We've lost our cover." "We still have Ihe hedge. The other side doesn't matter' (T* B« WELL, I TO HAVE TK STEAKS DONE TOO, vSJj KKJOW--SO IF VOL) SET HOT GREASE OM YOU, DON'T COFFEE j H3UWAMT COfFEE/ WELL, 6ETOUT LOOkr.' we, EAT IS SHCKIKJV PON'T KEEP MB AWAY FROM 'EM.i AS A DRUM--W£ HAVEUT M40 CHOW SlMCe OP WILD YESTERDAY NOOMl WE'VE LOsr HIM Ve HOPPED A HOLE .' LOCKING, AT A MIRAGE ? Benefit by Reading and Using Courier News Classified Ads . VpKCP OP *ILEHCe,8eOKEH OP *ILEHCe,8eOKE OULY By THE MMICAL VOICE Of- I P TH6 4UV ONLY 5OO TI«»C^i± *-i.,^^ ..T_ Of- IT$ INHABITANTS. THESE ARE THE HOUSE! IT WILL &E A RUcstSED JOB MIXtpUI?)/^>S JIMMY, MK. 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