The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 13, 1948 · Page 10
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TUKSDAY, JANUARY 13, 1948 BMTHKV1U.E (ARK.) COUK1ER NEWS Eisenhower's Silence Pushes His Chances for Nomination For President by Republicans By I.VI.E (;. WILSON United rrtSf SUft Corrf«|x>nde>il WASHINGTON, Jin. r, (U,P.)—The Ike-for-President boom looks ay like the fastest moving thing in American polities Oen. Dwight D. Eisenhower Just nbont took the brakes off the movement yesterday. He avoided the direct Issue raised hy entry of n •late of delegates In hl» behalf in Ihe March 9 New Hump.shirc preferential primary. Unless the General takes himself* out shortly In no uncertain language he will be In the pre-convcnllon campaign for the Republican presidential nomination to stay and lo win -r take i licking. He won't be able to control it himself. Bandits Kill 3 Missionaries In North China 'retty Picture? PAGE ELEVEN Announcement that Mi Eisenhower delegates slate had liecn entered! In New Hampshire was followed I promptly by endorsement of Iks) by Sen. Charles W. Tobey, R., N. a. NANKING, Jan. 13 (UP)—Tw "For some lime," said Tobey, "J American women missionaries am have been giving serious thought a Finnish missionary have bcel as to which man of the several killed by bandits Northwest of Hat 1 possible candidates for the Rcptibh- kow. and an attempt is under wa cnn nomination Is best qualified to I" evacuate 20 other Americans fron lead this nation in lllls time of fsreat the area. ncoro'lnR to A message re crisis. I have come to the conclu- ceived by the U. 3. embassy in Nan sion that Dwigllt D. Eisenhower is king yesterday. that man." The message, sent Edward Nelson Eisenhower Maintains Silence j fom ln c covenant Mission tit Siatv With the issue raised so directly gyang, said the missionaries belonged a number o! Washington political to a rrroup from the Evangelical experts believed Ike would lie smok- headquarters In Chicago. Slang- ed out on some definite statement, y ang | s igg miles Northwest of Han- perhaps removim? himself from pol- k ow , nnd is situated on the Han Hies beyond recall. River in Ilupch Province. But Iks passed it over with * The dMd were ldcn tifl c d as Es- slatcment through Army public re- t , vjctoria No ,. d i ung> Chicago: Inlions that he would not comment Mn] . (] Andci . son Minneapolis; nn.l on New Hampshire developments. Dr . Alexis Berg of Finland, whose His spokesman said Ike previously wj(e slgne ls now ln Hclslnk | had said he wanted nothing to do with politics nnd had not changed his mind. By the time Ike's New Hampshire dickers get through with that state- ^Unt it will sound like n 100 per cent endorsement of their efforts In his behalf. It certainly was a long way from a repudiation. Washington newspapers headlined Nelson said an attcnipt was made to evacuate 12 other Americans by air and eight :tt Kltigchow by boat on tl\c Yangtze. River possible." The embassy here had no further information of the Incident, am! did not know if any progress liad been made toward evacuation of the Americans. the story of Ike's statement this "Eisenhower Candidate. Silence | Switches to Turkey Indicates." »,™ r ™,,r- "Fails to Call Off New Hampshire! MEMPHIS, lenn., Race." Jan "Eisenhower Keeps Mum, Gives Push to Candidacy." Other Republican hopefuls doubtless wish Ike would hurry up to New York and busy himself being president of Columbia University, especially New York Gov. Thomas E Dewey. There will be, a Dewey slate of delegates in the New Hampshiie primary and a slate pledged to former Gov. Harold E. Stassen of Minnesota. The feeling around Washington is that Ike would be a glamorous political figure with vote appeal beyond that of others mentioned for the GOP nomination. Dewey's strategy- hns been to let tlie nomination come* and 'get him, as it did in » afler primary triumphs In various I' states. If Ike sweeps the New Hampshire primary the polling will not have done Dewey's chances any good, or Stassen's either. Drums Roll tn Pennsylvania The big drums are also beginning to beat for Ike in Pennsylvania, rme of the fat and dominant states. His supporters there announced I art light that his name would be ilaced on the ballot In Pennsylvania's April 27 primary. There Is a lot of pratrie states sentiment for Ike, too. If Republicans were sure they could itck President Truman next- November they probably wouldn't live Elsenhower & second thought H« la an unknown quantity, politically. The Republicans got stuck that way in 1B40 when the late Wendell Winkle kidnapped the presidential nomination right fron; under noses of men who thought they were * running: thi Republican National Convention. The facts seem to be that from Kansas to Pennsylvania R lot of Republicans are scared. They are blasting Mr. Truman's proposals to Congress as a re-hash of the New Deal but they cannot forget, either, that for many long years there was political magic In similar messages And the Republicans desperately ^•;\ut to win this time. m To a lot of them Ike looks like a ^sure /ire winner. The argument used in his behalf Is that a sure thing is the best thing in politics. If Ike wins New Hampshire he may be hard to stop. ! (U.P.iP. B. Davis, Jr., of Ycmas fai calendar when he ordered thick < "Ike Again Declines to Decline." 5CC ' S ' C " failcd '° cons " 11 the ' vvr!> ™ ed ' HKCKI.KS & HIS KitlBNDS By MERRILL BLOSSER Sune! ASK LARD HE'LL , TELL YOU' Me DOESMT SAY WE Bt-Treo. Qtr HIM HOSPITAL--- AND YOU TO Tiie POUCE STATION.' . You "You r« »ur» lucky—my pop nev»r plays with msl" Icicles turming on the wings and motori ol this air transport at LaCJuardia Field. N. Y,. make a pretty pk'tuie bul not to the airline employes who must icLl Hie backlog of dlsnpunlnted passenger* that planes are grounded due to adverse weather condition*. Tlif KtinU-l'tnilor It) AL VKRM1SER fiv got it j!/ figured out! \ rnfSj Hazel, I think you delight in picking my Ideas to DI // we wn« our renc money far But where mil tiff //itp fnv years, Hfff hive enough ,'•'.'• J da,m payment on J how of pur aim.' , .. 3 L»< during (tit (no years re not paying rent ? Oversize Tank Makes River Crossing More Colorful Shoes Forecast for Spring ST. LOUIS IUP1— The .storj about, a man who built a bout too jjascmrnt ST. LOUIS < OP)—The new look! Louis boiler faclory. The company completed —come Spring—Is going lo take on | considerable color. The St. Louis Shoe Association reports thnt. on the basis of heavy orders foi bright diameter. Then they found It wa materials, the most colorful foot- too large to pass over any of the u i wear in years will be seen when, bridges crossing the -Ml.ul.ulp)) Easter outfits are tin- River (o the Illinois plant where I was to be Installed. ... Re « Bllt f ureeii are leading, thj| After a conference of engineers juicy steaks for today's South-1 association reports, with red sneclc i wo solutions were proposed. They eastern Aberdeen-Angus Breeders'' In great demand. White shoes with moved Ihe lunk by truck to the Association dinner. ' — '"'" VIC FLINT | red ,grccn or blue trim are popvilnr.! rivers' cdi!C nnd loaded it aboard a But Jan. 13 Is Tuesday—"meat- j In the men's field, gray and blue I barge, which curried It across, less Tuesday." Davis, the Associa- suede are making a comeback, with i if that had failed, the engineers tlon president, had the menu considerable demand for mahogany I had planned to seal the tank and changed, it'll be turkey instead. ' reds In two-tone combinations. float it over. By Rene Ryerson Mart c^.^by NEASERVICE. INC. XXVIII "JITARIE was quite—quite -dead. •"•*• No doubt of it. No living person ever layMifce that, so utterly relaxed and yet so awkward. Beneath its oaint her face was a pasty gray color. I knelt down at last and looked at her without touching her, and I saw thnt her blue eyes were wide open and their pupils were wide and black. And I remembered Jeff riavcraon saying that the dilated pupils of Art and Avis were one of the things that had tipped the police oft to murder in the first place. II meant that Mnrie had been poisoned, too. Marie find been poisoned while I lay taking a sun bath in Ihu patio just outside the windows of her room, and with a policeman still on guard out front somewhere. With no one else around. No one! I could see myself trying to explain this to Bob Lciphan. Or to anyone else for that matter. My thoughts began to buzz like angry bees whose hive has been molested. There had to be some connection between Marie's death and thai of Avis and Art . . . had to be' Death by poison doesn't just begin to happen accidentally and indiscriminately. There had been no visitors at the house all morning except Jeff Havcr^on. Only Jeff Havcrson. I let that fact sink mlo my mind ,3cfE, one of the made Ihe attack in the 'nrk on me, Mnrie Maloney had died by accident. The poison that killed tier was meant for me. • » • J TIPTOED out of Hie room where Marie Mnlonc> lay and closed Ihe door behind me. I went bark to the kitchen and to the icebox. I looked nt the leftovers of food. There were only those things which I had hnd tor luncheon and I had colon some of nl] of them— the tomuto bouillon, baked chicken loaf, escalloped potatoes and a jollo desfort. So the food could not hnve been poisoned. Thru slopped me for ;i moment. T wracked my bruin. There things and stacks of nylon hose and fancy nightgowns. From the expensive look of most of them, I began to suspect Dint Marie had • hnd n laste for other people's per- 'sonnl belongings ns well RS tlieir liquor. She must hnve done quit* a bit of appropriating while she was with Avis. J LOOK ED ai (he dressing table. A I)lack satin evening bnp lay there—I remembered it a? the one Avis had carried the night she died. I supposed the police find returned it to Avis' apartment to be put with her oUier things and Maine had taken a fancy to il, too. Toilet .ir tides were still scattered, on the dreeing table as if Marie had wailed to pack them until after she was dressed. Mure/of Avis 1 things. I thought—bottles of perfume and expensive face powders and huge jars of err runs, and it was then I paw IT. Il was still open whore Marie 1 had used it, and the liquor upstairs. Remembering Marie's habit of tippling, that suddenly seemed the most probable solution. Jeff had slipped the poison inlo some o( the liquor in the bar upstairs while he was alone (he living room thai U spent two hours hunting through the Casbah forSonya MaUire -- Two "Specials" Hv AlKniAKl, O'MALMOY anil ItAM'H l,ANB WASNT THAT AWFUL V TCKfllBLE WHAT HAPPCHED TO WILLIE V T/MGEDY ' and then she found Mf. •WIG1ADK) SEE YOU, MR. AGATE/ WISH! AFTfRHf LfFI AU? I SAW II IN TIIE PAPFR THIS MORNING. FIND lilt MftNVJ llll DIAMONDS, WIIIIOU1 WIlllF. H[ I'M SO DRUNK Mm^ l5 .)gy>-x/; look one sniff mid knew hoiv Willfe Itcid Wackod out the night before. WASH TUIIHS Into the link' Sun Hy l.KSLIK TURN Kit I knew it from the monogram on the top—an "A" set with small rubies and chip diamonds. I picked it up and held it In my hand and looked at it and knew how thrc'c people had died. One of them by intent—and two by ac- waiting for Marie to announce his ! cEdcnt - . Thnt was lhc . ff'ost tragic arrival lo me. I went up lo the living room and over to the b.ir. 1 tried to opc-i it. It wns locked. And the key was still in my purse where I had put il the afternoon before when I had come home and had fount] that Marie had been drinking. My lidy little solution collapsed; my grand theory vanished like a bursted balloon. There seemed to be nothing left spccls in Ihe original mur- except to call the policeman in, dcrs, had been there in my house ' show him Marie's body, and let Schemers Are Rebuked KNOXVILLE. Tenn.. .Inn. 13 (UP) —The Knoxville District Mel - "st Ministers' Association passed a resolution yesterday condemning "»ny thnt morning. He must have put the poison into something while he was there. Something that Marie Maloney ] hnd eaten or drank later. My heart skipped a beat—and 1 went on relentlessly to the logical conclusion of that line of thought If JcfT hnd put poison inlo something while he was there that morning, fie wa? nlso tin- one who hnd poi- jtse of [he Methodist Church in Mr- sonec , Avis alu , Ar , nnd rco ^. therance of any scheme which ad- | css of his a | ib) to Lcip |, an ne \ocat*s the forcible overthrow il must have been the on. who had Christian Democracy in America.' 1 him arrest me as Ihe only possible suspect. No—not (hat—not yet. I went bark to the room where Mane's body lay. 1 looked around—there must be some clue there, something to show how she had been poiFoned. I looked al the two suitcases lymc; on the bed. They ivcrc both fully packed. I llnfnslened tlicm and tumbled Ihcir contents out on the l)Cd— part of it. Two had died hy sheerest accident. Yes. I knew how three people had died, and why the attempt on my ov:ii life been made. looking tor I didn't know what. I ^ ut a pattern. Knew. ton. with a sudden paralyx- inf! (car, that I was still in danger. I knew how [hey tiad died, but I didn't know why. The motive— the molive. I thought xvildly. Thero had to l>e a motive for a crime of (his soil—a deep, p.ns- sionitte, driving motive. I stooc there with [he dc;id woman nt my feet and the benuti- ful weapon in rny hand and thmichl Harder than 1 ever bod in my life. A Jot of things were swimming up out of Ihe depths of my mind. Hal (-remembered incidents. Small disconnected details. Things that hnd happened at the studio that la«l dny before Avis died. They all made a pniu-i ti HOW— weird, ugly, twisted pattern. There were lacy silken under- (To Be Conllniircl) OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams,Our Boardira House with MaT Hon»>»e EGAD. MISS AlRV/IM WOI A-SA SOLDIER IN THE BOER WAR, \JI\NDW THE WO AS A HISTORY PEDA.GO&, DO You RECALL THEIR NArAB& ? r~\ AFRAID SOMEBODY WILL ASK < UOVJ OLD ue ' GbTHtV. 60&9 TO THE . HEAOOFTH5 \ CLASS= H3 I DUHNO. Y IWFMJTIIE! 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