The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 4, 1955 · Page 11
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Publication:
Location:
Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Friday, February 4, 1955
Page:
Page 11
Start Free Trial
Cancel

FRIDAY; FEBRUARY 4, BLYTHBTILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE ELEVEN OUR BOARDING HOUSI — with Major HoppU OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Willianu WfW AR6 YOU TRYIM' TO <B6T /WAV WITH? MX) THINK YOU'RE 6OIW' TO MAKE THAT CUT LAST ALL PAY? BOONE HADMAP6 SKNNW' A BEAR LAST E1SHT HOOR5. WE'P ALL BE 6KIKINW BEARS MORE 6WEET POEM* BLASTEP/ ANOTHER AIR -CHAIR/-- LIKE ALL TRU.V 6REAT IDEAS, SIMPLE IMAKVDRE, Y6T TREMeMDOUS.'—THE 'MAM ROCK'S, THE eeLLOWS. PUSHES THE FRESH ,LO\MER OP AIR UP THROUGH THB DUCT TO CARESS HIS WITH A SOFT FAST 5NOU6H, IT WOULD BLOW) IMS FLICS OFF A ST WOULD t^eep THE TOP OF TKS HEAD DUSTED,TOO- PlP,PIP, LADDIES.' iVB LIVED THROQSH THESE jouy , BUZZARDS BEFORE,T'KMOW/ LlVERMORE USUALLY Tt> THE BAMK ABOUT TMIS TIME-HE SHOULD BE LEAVING- CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, IN THE CHANCERY COURT, WARNING. ORDER ARKANSAS Robert Parnell Roberts, Pltf. Elizabeth Ann Roberts, Dft. The defendant, Elizabeth Ann Roberts, is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the No. 12894 plalntff, Robert Parnell Roberts. Dated this 27th day of January, 1955. GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk By DONNA SIMMONS, D. C. Elbert S. Jonnson, atty for pltf. Max Harrison, Atty Ad Litem 1/28-2/4-11-18 COmiGHT 19S« «Y FRANK Cf.UBIIL DI1TRIIUTID IY HE* SIRVICI. IHC « bill coltrrtnr rtilU. One thlnjr IcncJ* tn nnnthcr nml flnnllr J. J. II ITtLKENNY glowered at John.' ny. "You think you're preUy good? You could take a bunch of cards like this every Monday morning—S10 skips, brother, not the easy $5 ones—you could take 10-12 cards like this every Monday, run down the skips and get the money, huh?" "I most certainly could." "Talk's cheap." "All right," said Johnny. "Look over your cards, pick one out at random, or pick one you've fniled •to locate. Give it to me and by this time tomorrow I'll have the monpy." i "For how much?" "For in bucks. How's that?" "Brother," snid Kilkenny, "you've just pot yourself a little bet." He skimmed quickly through his little bunch of cards, •extracted one. "He-re's a nice little number. 'Alice Cummings, Chesterton Hotel.' She bought a fur coat from the Arctic Fur Company for sixty-nine ninety- five. She paid S2 a week for 12 weeks, then skipped, owing $49.93. That was four years ago, come next November, so there's a little matter of $34 interest, call Jt .$74. You have the monry here tomorrow at this time and you win yourself a nice S10 bill. Fail nnd you pay me 10 bucks—and I'm bringing the brass knucks with me, to collect. How's that?" "You got yourself n little deal, Mirier," said Johnny, "Practice some holds," Snm said, "maybe we can go another :fall tomorrow, huh?" Kilkenny scowled and went out. But the door did nut close. Mr. Feiibody, the manager of the ( Forty-Fifih Street Hotel, pushed : it open. "See here, Mr. Fletcher!" lie bleated. "I've just had a com. plaint from the occupants of tlit; , room below this one. What are i you doing up here, jumping ex- tercise? You knocked Die plaster off the ceiling clown below . . ." * * * JOHNNY made a vague gesture of dismissal. "Not now, Pca- ; body, not now." i "What do you mean, not now?" I demanded the hotel manager. 'Then he saw the wet socks on the i bathroom floor. An expression of horror came over his face. "Washing again! How many times have 1 told you that we do not permit the guests to wash their clothing In the bnthrooms?" "Oh, go 'way," cried Johnny. "Can't you see I'm trying to think? You're bothering me." "Very well," snid Mr. Pea body sternly. "Think about paying your bill. Your Ihrce weeks are up tomorrow. You know the rules—three weeks' credit and put you go. So think, think how you're going to fiet the $36 you will owt; mo tomorrow." "That's what I'm working on," suid Johnny. I "Ah, so you don't have the money! I thought so. Perhaps I l shouldn't even wait until tomorrow—" "You'll got your money, don t worry. You've always gotten 11, bnvi.'ii't you?" "No! I've hud to lock you out of this room before." "Pcnbody," said Johnny, "I like you, but I've got work to Alice Cummingfl bought & fur coat, paid on it for 12 weeks, then skipped, owing $49.95 plus interest. do, so will you go and lock out some other people and let me alone . . . ?" "Until tomorrow." Peabody went out. • * « THE Chesterton catered to the same kind of clientele as the Forty-Fifth Street Hotel, racetrack (outs, chorus girls, would- be actors and actresses and the usual miscellany of Broadway characters and sharpshooters. Plus a few out-of-town people ho came to New York now nnd then and sought cheap accommodations. There were eight or 10 people in the lobby, but Johnny found a couple bf vacant chairs. "Why don't we go in the dinning room and oat?" Sam asked anxiously. "I'm so hungry J could put salt on these leather chairs and cat them." "In a minute, Sam, in a minute. Ah . . ." A bellboy turned away from the desk, glanced at a slip of paper in his hand and called out, "Paging Mr. Malkin. Mr. Paul Malkin, please." l Mr. Malkin did not respond and the bellboy entered the adjoining dining room and called out a couple of times, then he returned and delivered the slip to the desk, where it was put into Mr. Malkin's key slot. "Now let's cat," snid Johnny. Sam sprang to his feet and they entered the dining room. They had a nice lunch of soup, salad, New York cut steak, coffee and pie. Then the waiter brought the check. Johnny took the pencil and scribbled on it: Paul Malkin. Your room number too, please," said the waiter. 'Of course." Johnny wrote down 821, Ihen reached into a pocket. He fished around for a moment, smiled and shook his head. He picked up the pencil again and wrote on the chock— "Tip, $1." As they walked out of the dining room, Sam whispered nervously, "L«t's got out of here fast!" "Why? Mr. Malkin's out of the hole! it the moment. And he isn't i a regular here, or the bellboy would have known him by sight. Relax, we've had a nice lunch, so now we get to work." He stepped up to the desk and accosted the clerk. "I'm from the Hotel Credit Bureau," he said. "I want to ask you about a guest who stayed here, mm, four years ago." "That's a long time ago," said the .clerk.. "What's the name?" "Miss Alice Cummings." A gleam came into the clerk's eyes. He went to the rear of his compartment and took down a ledger. Blowing dust off it, he returned and opened it on the desk. * * * "A LICE CUMMINGS, eh? Let's see, now," He ran his finger down a page, "Ah, yes, Roora 715. She lived here quite a while." "You knew her personally?" Johnny asked. "Vaguely, A blond, I believe, Or possibly a brunette. What hotel has she swindled now?" "She owed money here?* "Forty-six dollars, it says hero." "She didn't leave a forwarding address?" "Don't be ridic. She skipped without paying her bill." "How long had she stayed here altogether?" "Oh, quite, a while. Four, no almost five months. She paid for a while, then began to fall behind. She paid up, then finally got into us for $46, and that's the last we saw of her." "You held her luggage?" The clerk grimaced. "\ trunk worth $2. Ful'l of newspapers." "What about her fur coat?" "Fur coat? What — how do you know she had a fur coat?" "U says so here on this card. She bought a fur coat from the Arctic Fur Company, on which she still owes a little tnb of $74." The clerk looked sharply at Johnny. "You snid you were with the Hotel Credit rjurenu." "Me? I'm just a little old skip tracer," "A skip traced You've got a nerve trying to pump inc for m- (To Be Continued) Small Change Cache DETROIT Wl — Police counted pennies, quarters and silver dollars, for seven hours after firemen founS a hoard of coins in a house where they were fighting a fire. In half-bushel ^baskets, boxes and paper bags, the coins totaled $3,449.65. The owner got himself arrested for investigation when police found his record showed 19 arrests and nine convictions as a numbers racket operator. But the owner stuck by his story that the silver was collected over the years in a haberdashery he operated. Pennzoil Z-7 For the first time ... a motor oil thai UNLOCKS HORSEPOWER: fou actually FEEL (he difference behind the wheel. Your first crankcase fill proves this is a NEW KIND at motor oil. EXCLUSIVELY AT ANDY'S AUTO SERVICE Ash and 2nd BEST SHOE REPAIR IN TOWN HALTER'S QUALITY SHOE SHOP 121 W. Stain ' Ph. 2-2732 TRUSSES EXPERTLY JL FITTED 2 price KIRBY DRUGSTORES Paint Closeout Many Types and Colors i Price Hubbard Hardware RADIATOR WORK • Boiled Out • Repaired • Flo Tested • Re-cored ALL WORK GUARANTEED GROVER'S RADIATOR WORKS I Cl. Lake Avc. Pho. 3-698) EXPERT WATER PUMP REPAIR Hubbard Hardware Phonn 2.201ft "Maybe it's not too bad! Now that we've broken one of •>»>• best dishes, Mom won't trust us to wash "em again!" "Cm just practicing now! Next week I g«t to try it with film!" a c o £ D 10 SAKE, WHAT KIND OF 3EHAVIOZISTHISAT OIK WEODINS REHEARSAL? ..AND IT \ WOULD I TAKE < EVERY) CENT WES HAVE TO FEED HIM! j <-*..nr COSTS PLENTV TO ..FINALLY WE'D ALL HAVE TO &O TO THE POOR HOUSE. 1 . POR WHY CAN'T I ((AFFORD IT HAVE A S\ PRISCILLA! HORSE Z -J 50A".E SIUTO DOCTOR THE STATES <tv>rry, j was SLAO THE J HJSES TO R&MODSL EPIPEMC PBOWTEP A1E T0\ MY FEATURES SO I VACATION WERE, UNTIL THIS ) CAM SO BACK, TOMV/ 1'V6 KIPWAPEP A DOS.) WHY DOKl'T M3U--8IN'6, THAT MEANS AV3RE "O \ BINS, BIN6/ TrWTS THE HIM THAN) HIS fftTISNTg, SUT A PRIVATE EV& FLINTS A TOU6H) I HAVE A COUSIN OWB, I HEAR—./IN THE STATES. MAV8E TOO < FOR A PRICE, HE TOUGH FOR MV ) HOULD OffiM PC6 ' WAV I RUN MY BUS IN.ESS.-.THAT'S THE WAV YOU USED TO OP6KATE IN CHICA&O/ MAWSO FLINT KEEPS T1NO IN THE WAV YOU'LL LEW& 7. BUT THE TWEU H5K It! so TELL THAT pHowy PEPORTEK WONBERWHAT XI DON'T KM0W1 BUf TIPPED 'EM OFF? 1 W= MUST PLKY SAFE ONE IN THE/ HURR.V,BefOR6 MID HOW (AUCH MJO GET Ttf B^BIE& EVIDENCE THEy /OUTA, TM& HOUSE NOW! FOLLOWED FROW THE WRPORr, M.R5. TOOLB TOCW VJE'VE HAP TWO LISTEN, SYLVESTER,]BUT, 5186, VA AIN'T BBNaiMTHIS IS MY THAT DEAD RSH ' ON THtS BUS. 1 6€T orr'.J HAVE A PLAN; OV COURSE. VOCiWL WOYSSWVKiG WAV \W V\tWt •• W^O NY \.VV ^t -oO Wt YftCX'WW V <W

What members have found on this page

Get access to Newspapers.com

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 8,600+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free