The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 10, 1955 · Page 15
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 19W BLYTHEVTLLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIFTEEN OUR BOARDING HOUSE — with Major HoopU A(?T!CLEARXfT MEMO A CRACKfeD 6TEAD/ HAfOD OKI TUAT OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams VEH, AW THAI THIU6 ONLY CAME UP THROU6H A FOOT" WE CAME UP THROUGH SIX ACRES: HIS FIRST GIFT. A PAISY — WHILS WE WERE our OM A SCIENCE RELP TfelP/ UE WORE THESE AT , ) IbuVr out FIRST soac HOP.'y LIVED, SOU-I Cosf. 19SS bjr NEA S*n!u. Inc. T. M. Reg. U. s/I>tt oft. Television — Tonight, Tomorrow — WMCT Channel 5, & WHBQ Channel 13 WMCT Channel 5 Thursday Night, Feb. 10 6:00 Evening Serenade 6:15 News Reporter 6:30 Dlnnh Shore 6;45 News Caravan 7:00 Gioucho Marx 7:30 I Led 3 Lives B.OO Dragnet 8:30 Theatre 9:00 Video Theatre 10:00 Playhouse of Stars 10:30 News 10:40 Weather 10:45 Dollar A Second 11:15 Tonight 12:00 Sign Off Friday. Feb. 11 6:50 Mcdltnllon 7:00 Today 7:25 Weather 7:30 Today 7:55 Memphlfi Today 8:00 Today . 8:25 Memphis Today 8:30 Today 8:55 ExprciBCB with Cathy 9:00 Dili); DonK School 9:30 Storyland 9:45 Shopping at Home 10:00 Homo Show 11:00 Tennessei: Ernie Foro 11:30 Feather Your Nest 12:00 News 12:15 Farm News 12:30 TV Movie Matinee 1:00 Way of the World 1:15 Charm with Cathy 1:30 Homemakera Program 2:00 Greatest Gift 2:15 Golden Windows 2:30 One Man's Family 2:45 Concerning MlM Marlowe 3:00 Hawkins Falls 3:15 First Love 3:30 World of Mr. Sweeney 3:45 Modern Romances 4:00 Pinky Lee Show 4:30 Howdy Doody 5.00 Captain Video 5;15 Interesting Person 5:25 Weatherman 5 30 Wild Bill Hlckok 6:00 Evening Serenade 6:15 Hews Reporter 6:30 Eddie Fisher fi 45 News Caravan 7:00 Jack Carson 7:30 Life of RUcy 8:00 Bit; Si on. 8:30 Gsne Autry 9;00 Cavalcade of Sporti 9:45 Sports Spotlight 10:00 Lorctta Young 10:30 News 10:40 Weather , 10:45 Top Tunes 11:00 TonlRht 12:00 Si?n Off VPHbU Channel IS Thursday Night, Feb. 10 6:00 Western Theatre 6:15 Weather 6:20 News 6:25 Do You Know Why 6:30 Doug Edwards 6:45 Jane Froman 7:00 Ray Mllland 7 :30 Climax 8:30 Four Slar Playhous* 8:00 Public Defender 9:30 The Star and the Story 10:00 Weather 10:05 News 10:15 Late Show Friday, Feb. 11 7:00 Morning Show 8:55 News 9:00 Oarry Moore 10:30 Strike It Rich 11:00 Valiant Lady 11 ;15 Love of Life 11:30 Search For Tomorrow 11:45 Guiding Light 12:00 News 12:05 Kitchen Magic 12:30 Welcome Traveler 1:00 Robert Q. Lewis . i :30 House Party 2:00 Big Payoff 2:30 Lady ol the House 2:45 Bob Crosby 3:00 Brighter Day 3:15 Secret Storm 3:30 On Your Account 4:00 Portia Faces Life 4:15 Early Show 5:25 Amy Vanderbllt 5:30 Mars Patrol 0:00'Hnnoontlme 6:15 Weather 6:20 News 6:25 Do You Know 6:30 Doug Edwards 6:45 Perry Como 7:00 Ellery Queen 7:30 Ray Bolger 8:00 Pepsi Cola Playhouse 8:30 Our Miss Brookn B:00 The Line Up 9:30 Mayor ol the Tow 10:00 Weather 10:05 News 10:15 Late Show Why TRUSSES EXPRRTI.Y 1 FITTED ? price KIRBY DRUGSTORES WE'VE GOT IT! Over 33,000 different items in stock! HUBBARD HARDWARE _. _ ^C^O^S* . COPYRIGHT 1954 BT FBAMK C.BUflEK. DISTKrBUTIP iY HJA MKVICC, IMC. _ "What're you talking about?" "I'm talking about the reason we called on Miss Cummings. You said she told you." "She said you tried to blackmail her." "Blackmail! That's a dirly word " "Murder's a dirtier word." "Let's back up a few sentences," Johnny said. "I called on the little lady for one reason only—to collect a bill she owed for a fur coat she bought four years ago and didn't pay for." TIIK STOHYi Johnny KlrirliT .ml Sum CriiKK, ntlrimitliiB to tier, Thr victim, .lew Cnrinlrtincl III, «n» Mlilii In Uir iiplirimrnl of Allot- Cuinn-IiiR*. rr(ltl1 « Il< "" Kl.-lr| lr r nnil Cr:iKB hnil .-..MprU-il for n fur oonl. r«r( »t t\ir pny- mcn( on ihr con I «n« n "K""- 1 ** VII (yUEY reached the eighth floor -*- and crossed to Room 821. Johnny took out his key to unlock the door, but before he could insert the key into the lock, the door was opened from insitlc and Lieutenant Madigan of Homicide said pleasantly, "Fletcher, old man, how are you?" "Tlie cops!" cried Sam. Lieutenant Madison sized np Sam. "You lost some weight." "I been olt my feed." "You want to watch that," Madman said. "Well, shall we sit down and talk?" Mndigan made himself comfortable on the edge of the bed. Johnny, going to the big Morris chair by the window, saw that the drawers of the dresser had been pulled out. "You been goin' through our things?" he accused. "Naturally." Madigan was a big man, around 10. lie was an clliclent policeman, thoroughly honest and fair —but he was a policeman. He had known Johnny and Sam for years, but Johnny knew that Hint acquaintance meant nothing to the detective when he was investigating n case. "We shouida grabbed the subway," Sam said bitterly. "Miss Cumminrjs told you we'd called on her," Johnny said blunlly. "Did she tell you why? "Yes, nnd I'm surprised at you, I''ictcher." "A buck is n buck," Johnny »ald. "Nobody likes a bill collector, but I needed the money •nd the lady could illord to pay.' LIEUTENANT Madigan looked skeptically at Johnny. "Johnny Fletcher, a bill collector?" "Why , not?" retorted Johnny. "Who knows better than a deadbeat how to collect from another doadbcal?" The homicide lieutenant chuckled. "Deadbeat!" "I'm leveling with you. You've known me for a long time. We're broke—Hat. Pcabody's going to throw us out tomorrow. So then this fellow from the Acme Adjustment Agency came around." "On account of the mandolin," Sam Cragg cut in. "That's beside the point," Johnny said irritably. "The point is this skip tracer and I had a —a discussion " "After 1 bounced him with a snap marc," chimed in Sam. "One word led to another," Johnny went on, "and I made a bet wiln him. Ten bucks that I could trace nnd.collect any skip he had in his pocket. He handed me this . . ." Johnny brought the card on Alice Cummings from his pocket. The lieutenant studied It thoughtfully for a moment, "A fur coat for $60.05. She's got a mink now." "But she nav«r ptild (or the rabbit fur uuul today." Madigan snapped a linger at the card. "This gives her address as the Chesterton Hotel. How'd you know she was at the Fifth Avenue place?" "Like any good skip tracer would. The doorman at the Chesterton said he'd seen her getting into a cab with young Carmichael. I ran him dov/n at the Harover Club and tricked him into telling me her address." "You tricked him?" Madigan pounced on that. "Fast talk, that's ail. So then we called on the little Indy. She didn't want to pay and I might have had a rough time collecting, but then tbe phone rang. It was the desk down in the lobby announcing Carmic hael. She couldn't get us out fast enough— and she paid. We ran into Car- michnel as we left the apartment. He was alive." MADIGAN frowned as he lapped the card. "Your story checks, all right—I mean as far. as leaving the apartment just, about the time Carmichael went- up. About the blackmail stuff, it's your word against Alice Cummings's." "That card in your fist backs up the bill collecting." "Yeah, but it doesn't say that you didn't put the squeeze on her to collect." "What squeeze could I put on her?" "You could threaten to tell, Carmichael about her past." "There's something to tell?" "How do I know?" Madigan asked irritably. "She's been around." "So has Carmichael the third or fourth. Besides, he wasn't marrying the doll. Or was he?" "Mmm, the little Itidy says so. They were engaged." "CarmichacPs old man know about ft?" Lieutenant Madignn hesitated, then shrugged. "Mr. Carmichael isn't nn easy mnn to reach. I, uh, the deputy commissioner has an appointment to talk to him." (Is B« Continued) New Awnings—Awning Repair Phone 3 - 4-2-9-3 SMITH AWNING CO, (Formerly Ford Awning Co.) Paint Closeout Many Types and Colors \ Price Hubbard Hardware Pennzoil Z-7 For the first time ... a motor, oil that UNLOCKS HORSEPOWER! You actually FEEL the difference behind the wheel. Your first erankcase fill proves this it a NEW KIND of motor oil. EXCLUSIVELY AT ANDY'S AUTO SERVICE Ash and 2nd n T. M. R. ( - u. >• >•« OH, C«P'. 1SSS b< NEA Slrrlc*. l "I'm cutting off this trade-mark—they'd feel snugger if they think I made it by hand!" 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