The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 13, 1947 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 13, 1947
Page 9
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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 194T (ARK.) COURIER NEW0 PAGE NINE Engineers Ask VA Hospital Bids on Jan. 27 Two Bandits Hold »"»<"«. L *°?''? J hinl Daylight- Robbery; Get $19,000 Cash LITTLE ROCK, Dec. 13. (UP)— Bids on the ll-story. SOO-bed vet- tram hoiplttl In Little Rock will bt opened Jan. 27 by the U. S. En tlneeri. K Col. Gerald E, Galloway, Little *Hoclc district engineer, malted advance notices to bidders yesterday with the statement that the plans »nd specifications will be ready next Friday. The hospital will consist of a group of nine buildings Including the main hospital, the manager's home, two staff residences, a nurses garage, laundry and attendants' home, a •hops, a quarters. According to plans released here, the main building will be U stories tall, topped with a two-story tower for elevator and other mechanical equipment. MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Dec. 13. (UP)— Police searched today Cor a pair of bold bandlls who staged a daring/ daylight robbery here yesterday and got away with a construction company payroll of nior* than $16,000. The cash was taken from Alexander Mahler and Albert Brosof, accountant and paymaster, respectively, for the Zaret Construction Company, in what detectives called a "well-cased Job, timed to the split second.." The company officials had Just drawn (he money from the bank and walked one block to their of- boiler h'ouiie and "<* * ne " lhe two bandits slopped Hound of Miami Open MIAMI, Fla,, Dec. 13. (.UP) — Jimmy Demaret, the showboat of the golf links, steamed Into the third round of the (10,000 Miami Open golf tournament • today wllh a two-stroke lead as a result of his 132 score for the first two rounds. The drawling, Joking I'exns cowboy, who now hails from OJ&l, Cal., took over the lead yesterday when he fashioned a 64, only one over the Miami prlngs course record and six under par. The leading money winner In golfdom last scuson, he Is now the hot favorite to cop $2,000 first money In this tourney. As the field, which 1 has been reduced to the low 64 pros plus ties and the low 10 umntc\irs plus ties, Blaze Guts Warehouse ' 11 \£*_\ H V*) \ FRECKLES * HIS FRIENDS Billiard. _ By MERRILL BLOSSBI CHARLESTON, 8. 0., Dec. 13 (UP) —Damage was estimated at 1200. 000 today in a (lash (ire that burned out the Interior of a large Hnv«Hy Furniture Co., warehouse one block from the wnU-front here yesterday. Firemen were able to keep the blaze from spreading to oilier build the crowded warehouse them from behind on the stairs. ' The hospital will b. located .ml" 0 - Callfomla East Roosevelt Road between Scptt I and Sherman Streets. son of Mr. and Mis. Von Brown, Route 1. Blytheville, recently completed his basic Marine Instruction at the Marine Corps Base, San Dl- Ings In section. Fire Chief lloinmn olsen said he thought the blaze was caused by the explosion of an oil stove on the first floor, but hli t'.ieory had not been confirmed, Eight people in the building whan the fire started escaped wlthovil tees off today, Ihree Michigan golf-1 Injury. John Small leaped from a ers .are among Demaret's closest | second-story window to escape the rivals. ' flames. In second place with 134 is Ed I Furgol, Ihe Pontlac, Mich., lad with ' Albino Fox Ihe withered left nrm. At 135 are Wnlt Burkcmo and Sammy Byrd, RANDOLPH, vt. (UP)—All albino both of Detroit, nnd making It a , fox—a rarity of the animal world three-way lie for Ihlrd place is Dave —was reported seen near this vli- Douglas of Wilmington, Del., wlio Inge by Uumie Manning and Keith had a 66 yesterday. [ Campbell. Slain Mobster's Girl Again Under Doctor's Car* in Phoenix Hospital PHOENIX, Ariz., Dec. 13 (UPI— Guards surrounded the hospital room today where Virginia Hill, girl friend of the late gangster Benjamin (Bugsy) Siegel, was recovering from what was at least her fourth overdose of sleeping pills in six months. She was registered as Mrs. Norma Hill of Chicago, but police chief Earl O'Clalr. identified her as the red-haired associate of the mobster who was assassinated in her morlsh mansion 1-st June. Everyone, including officers, were •MkrMd from her guarded room. Two private detectives warned hospital officials that the "Chicago underworld" might try to take her life and said that under no circumstances should visitors be admitted. O'Clair said that Miss Hill had threatened to sue the hospital if olicers entered -her room. •"We had no legal authority to demand admission," he said. Miss Hill has feared that the same gunmen who killed Siegel might try .to; get her because she knew too >much. She had known Siegel for ,_ years and also was friendly with other New York hoodlums. Highway Engineer Dies LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec. IS (U.P.)—W. W. Zass,. 58, chief en gineer for the State Highway De partment, died unexpectedly at his home here yesterday. Zass, a native of Chicago, had been with the department since 1924. He became chief engineer in 1932. He is survived by his wife. Completes Basic Training I Marine Private Alex H. Brown. Steel Oil Barrel Racks Any Size T. L MABRY MISSOURI ST. • en. 3627 NOTICE David T. Cooly Builder & Contractor Has Opened a Cabinet Shop With Russell Mustek In Charge DIAL 4357 for FREE ESTIMATES on Work 213 North Franklin Blytheville, Ark. drr I bad fere* !• llollrwvod tarr* BIOBIBB. wrHIaB IMF Biovlr vrrlpt for on* ml •? owa Myirrry boulti __BBB ivylaK !• <*t O»*T Oftrnr Craig. I was having alBurr wllk • Itnctlvr J*lt llaver«OB. my dl- zec-lar. aa* lalkiBK ovtr oar ulc- (•r«. JrBT «ald Ibal roBHjc -Jlwray Fetrn wa« t« play the aelccllr* • ad that Aria VaBghB. oar alar, haa (••late* aB Ait Clrvr* •lariat th« «alv 1«a4. I wak eurl- ••• t« Icaovi why ATta. alBtvai B fcai-lietB. e«Bl4 ftl her awv way ak«at tail. • HI J EFF squirmed a little bit, took out his cigarettes and offered me one and lit another for him- < self before he answered. I know ; .now that he must have considered , telling me the truth aboul Avis Vaughn then and there. But he i didn't. . ^ ' Instead he said evasively, "It | will work out all right. Unless . " His voice trailed off in thought. "Unless what?" I prompted. "Unless there is trouble between Peters and Cleves. You sec. the kid has a crush on Avis, too" "A nice set-up," I said dryly. Jeff smiled crookedly. After a little he went on to say that the part of the secretary to the murdered man was to be played by Madge Narncy, one of the studio's most promising young starlets. I already knew that capable Helen Hinton had been cast as the old maid who eventually solves the mystery and that John Larramie, another dependable old-timer, was assigned to the only other important role outside the leads. I was flattered. II all stacked up to a darned good cast for my first play. There was, however, one casting makeshift that didn't please Jeff One of the minor bits of business (he script revolved, around th fact that the suspect wife, played by Avis Vaughn, had » younger sister who looked so much like her that in a (ew scenes the audience wasn't supposed to know which character they were seeing on the screen. It was just one of those routine tricks mystery writers employ Lp throw amateur sleuths oft the track. What Jeff didn't like about it was that it called for Avis Vaughn to do a double role and he felt that double roles bad been sadly overdone In recent films. He disliked the idea sc much that he had tried to find a second actress to play the part of the sifter. Failing, however, to find one who photographed enough like Avis to pass for her double, he had in the end assigned both roles to Avis, He griped • little more about this that night. Said '.hat it was the one weak point In an otherwise tight plot and that it might have been better to threw that bit of business out entirely. THERE'S an unwritten law In Hollywood that everybody connected v ith a picture goes to bed early while it's in production, so JefT drove me directly home after we'd eaten. He took the shortest way back, Cahuenga Boulevard through the pass and then Highland Avenue, but even at that it's quite a drive from Burbank to Hollywood and it was 10 o'clock by the lime tie turned off I Sunset Boulevard and followed I the steep canyon road to my place. Ht turned into the driveway and stopped the car and came around 1 to help me out His plane crashed. I saw it on the rround twisted and mantled. I >aw the creeping flames devour it. I saw Oscar beside it "Want me to go in with you?" "No, I'IKbe all right." "I'll see you in the morning, then." "Right." He backed the car out onto the rood and started back down ihe hill. I fished around in my handbag for my key and .walked. over to the kitchen door which opens right onto the drive and is more convenient than climbing the steps to the living room entrance above. I had left lights on in the house and one outside'ovcr the kitchen door, so I was not nprvous about eoin2 in alone. While I was fumbling wilh the lock 1 heard a "meow" from somewhere back of me and remembered that I had forgotten to put Tom inside the house, as 1 usually did when I went away. "Here, kitly. kitty, kitty," I called. But the big Persian didn't come running to rub himscll affectionately against my legs. He meowed again and there was something wrong wilh it, I WALKED over to a flower bed that edged Ihe drive on ttie farther side and from where the sound seemed to come and peered down. After a moment my eyes adjusted themselves to the gloom and 1 saw the cat. I gave a cry and dropped to my knees and tried to examine him. His head was the only part of,his body where the beautiful yellow fur wasn't clotted with blood. He let me touch his head gently and he made a pathetic little motion of trying to draw himself closer to me by using his front paws. 1 thought from the way he moved thai his back musl be broken. Thnt and Ihe blood made me a little sick. I didn't know then how much gore I'd see in the next twenty-four hours. / There seemed at the momen only one thing to do and tha was to put the cat out pf his misery as qnickly as possible. 1 slooc up swayinc t little and thinking confusedly of calling the police or a veterinarian. And then I re- membeicd something. 1 remembered the poison I ha< Bribed the attendant to gel for me jefore 1 left that sanitarium back Ohio. That poison that had been my insurance ngainst remembering loo much, just in case Hollywood anti the wolves didn't prove effective. I didn't think ll would lake very much of It to kill a cat. I went up to the balhroom thai adjoins my bedroom on the second floor and found Ihe smnll un- maj'kcd paekel of white powder in the dressing '.able drawer where L had hidden it and took it down to the kitchen and opened it. "\ out iusl a little bit of it on the end of a spoon and mixed it with some warm milk in a saucer. I had been right. Tt didn't take very much. T WAS that night I had • dream again. I snw Oscar in his falling plane -lis face was twislcd with pain nut lie wns saying quite calmly, 'There's nothing to it—nothing to I." Just as the pilot of the other ighter plane who flew with him .hat day m Italy henrri him say over the radio before he died. His plane crashed. 1 saw U on [he ground twisted and mangled. I saw the creeping flames begin to devour it. 1 saw Oscar beside it. He lay quite still. I began to run toward him. And thon . . Margo was there. Margo wilh the blond hair and the.bluc and greedy eyes. 1 woke up screaming. 1 lay there in Ahc dark of my room, feeling the blood pounding in my heart, gasping for breath and haling Margo. Oh, how i tiatcd Margo. Because of Margo I would never be wilh Oscar anywhere again, either in this world or the next. The agony of irreparable loss poured through my heart, my mind and soul. Take the white powder, then. Forget Margo. Forget Oscar. Forget everything. I sat up on the edge of the bed. I put my feel down and they touched Ihe cold floor. 1 stood up. I began to walk toward Ihe bath^ room door like a sleepwalker in a trance. (To Re Continued) |HE BOY* ARC THdOWMG- DARTS FOR DATES. If A Bk.»T A 61*IX I JUST LI<E TO THE WAV/ ' "Can't I ttay up till Mn. Brown starts talking politici? 1 want to see Dad in'ftkt her eat her words like h* said he would!" would psy for itself in no time! From you-for doing errands!, O'MALLEY and RALPH LANH Starling the I'lay a picked up a new Hombur£ hat and a cane. Lit* vwnt hom« *nd put on her Sunday bcst.Thsn wtstt out DON'T WORRY ABOUT TAKING THi OFF. I'M PUTTING YOO ON MY EXPtUSE i ACCOUMT. / IT'S UKE THIS, L1BBY. CAMION, BI&JEWttRY MAN, WflNTS ME TO P05f AS THE SORT Of GUV tf*O tMKK MONfV WWRE HE SLEEPS. YOU'RE AlONG AS SCENIC -^ST, EFFECTS THINK ID UHE 10 UJOK AT ONE Of THOSE. VICTOR. 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