The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 20, 1951 · Page 17
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 17

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 20, 1951
Page 17
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(AKK.) COURIER WEWg OUR BOARDING HOUSE — with Mojo, Hoopl, ViC WTeUOtO^J WOVJ ABOOT AMJ •t> ftJY VOO A » OfSCATlON ? i WfjeATH fi3«. H A DC. 6CHMOOK. j VieWK/A IS A LIFT FOR LIFE! HO OTHII DUNK PKK! YOU UP UK I PR. PEPPER FOR SALE Concrete culverts, 12 inch to 48 Inch, plain or rt en forced. Also Concrete Building Blocki cheaper than lumber for barns, chicken houses, pump houses, tenant hoasei, tool sheds. We deliver. Call u for free estimate. OSCEOLA TILE & CULVERT CO. Ph»oe 601 SICK? Gall bladder, fas faint, hrad pains, nervts, tour itomach? Trj VITAL TONE ^ II may help to remove the cause. Hundreds have found relief with VITAL TONE. OWENS DRUG STORE Main and Railroad Know How Fast You Drive? Get a Speedometer Check-up T. I. SEAY MOTOR CO. DM** tin "Look at all these wedding gifts! Do our friends think fm getting married or taking a lifetime'job as cook?" PRESCRIPTIONS Fresh Stock Guaranteed Beat Price* Kirby Drug Stores REACH-EASY!!! CLEANING" with this NEW G-t! FUEL OIL G.O. POETZ OIL CO. "/ Se// That Stuff" Phone 2089 Office & Bulk Plant—Promised Land I9ME CLEAHEK ,«,«.,„ Is fttit x 710 HI vick ' *JL,^« s» rr rooAYf Hubbard & Hoke APPLIANCE CO. VACUUM AIR TAXI 12'/2c P« r Mile | Anywhere — Any Time] PHONE: ,1 Ernest Halsell Kitten in the Woods eomreHT wn XV HCA SttYKt, MC. xxvii jgLTZABETH leaned back In Mr. Smafher':: two-seater _ pickup truck and watched stubble fields and rick-rack fences slip by. The zestful chill of New England autumn filled the air. "Hear tell Mister Ollie was purty sick t'other night." The druggist's voice was thin. Just a trifle prying. "Yes. he had n dreadful cold." Smathev's eyes gleamed conspiratorially. . Perhaps Dr. Appleby had called him in the emergency. She didn't know. But she didn't think the A v o n d a 1 e constable would be broadcasting the fact thai a murder had been attempted right under the nose of his deputy. She [ell a little sorry for the dep- •nty. He'd h»d no experience with •crime and the sensible dread of •forest fires had been so deeply in•grained that he'd deserted his post •and gone off to fight the carcfully- •bet bnish fires without a second's (consideration. For Ollie it had the terrifying •-•Jf-ncss °t a nightmare. He Kl give no clue to the identity ht his attacker. He had fain awake Muring the early part of the night nlserable with his cold. had •ome in to tell him about Bill De- fcanler's phone call. He had asked Turn to shut his window but to leax'e fhe shade up so he could se'e If •he fire got better or worse. Then fce had taken a mixture of cough fcyrup and sleeping pills an a fallen §nto • heavy slumber. From then on his recollections j.-ere a jumble of uncertainties. VTR. SMATHERS broke her reverie. "You an' young Devan- |er goin' to do the town?" "That sounds very gay," she laughed. "No, we're just going to liave dinner and come home early •5111 had to go up yesterday on business and I've never seen Burling- lon, so it's a treat for me." ] "Devanter's kinda sweet on you kin't he?" ' By KMM««a Btrigga 'What makes you think so?" 'Sticks out all over him. Could tell it In his voice when he found out I was drivln* to the city an' ashed me to givs you a lift." "It waa generous of you—I couldn't have come otherwise." He cackled merrily. "I'm a sucker for a purty girl." In a way he was responsible for her freedom. Not just his means of transportation. Rather the fact he was a friend of the constable's and she was not a member of the Steinhart family, therefore not quile as suspect. Tile others were still being watched closely and Lucia had reached the stage where she informed the world that she was on the point of committing murder herself. Alislair had accepted the ugly situation with A philosophical calm entirely foreign to his character. Perhaps he was hoping it would exempt him from the Army. Enlering Burlington they met outbound traffic. The cars and trucks of country folks who had come to the city to sell their produce and stock up with store goods. Mr. Smathers dropped her at the largest hotel and when she entered the lobby Bill Devanter slipped around a potted rubber tree and appeared silently beside her. She jumped nervously. "Goodness Bill, you've been practicing being a gumshoe!" 'Tlsying detective all afternoon, he grinned. "Make any discoveries?" "Quite a few." "What for instance?" "The less you know the better off you arc," he said firmly. She let It go at that. She hoped to spend the evening free of thoughts of Black Firs, its mysteries and enmities. And Bill was eying her in a way that made her want to forget everything else. "You were wearing that outfit the first time I saw you," he said. ~~ "My one and only suit." Bill took her elbow, leading her to the sUMon wtgon parked outside. "Thought we'd take a little spin before dinner." "My, my," the teased. "Using the state's car lor personal business!" "This t» itate'j husinesi In « remote way," he said enigmatically. He drove around Burlington, showing her the city's points of interest then parked in a small lookout circle that bordered Lake Champlain. Together they watched the sunset dye the water and lazily-moving ships with splashes'of turquoise and pink. But when H grew dark and they drove back to town. Bill was suddenly very gay. "We're going to a little Italian restaurant. No spaghetti and meat balls but real food and atmosphere, violins and stuff." QANDOLPHO'S was not crowded but Bill was very insistent about Inking a small table in an obscure corner. He even sjot up to pul two tall palmettos in jardiniers close to their chairs. Elizabeth was amused and curious. "You do like privacy, don't you?" "When I'm with you, yes." She burst into laughter. "Now Bill. I'm not that homely!" He blushed violently. "1 just want you all to myself." Whalever the reason, he began to look worried us the meal progressed, yet the food was excellent, the musicians who strolled from table to table, skillful and sentimental. Once Bill muttered, "Maybe we came too early." They were on their salad course when he suddenly emitted a long slow "Ahhh™ of satisfaction. Elizabeth looked up. A tall, brassy, extravagantly dressed blond had come into Gan- dolpho'J. She was a handsome woman in her late thirties, meticulously groomed but with hard lines • round her mouth that no beauty parlor could erase. An enormous emerald and diamond bracelet twinkled on her wrist and a blue- muled mink cape wrapped itself luxuriously around her shoulders. She turned tc >peak to her escort. Elizabeth put flown her fork with » sharp liltle clatter. 77iat escort was Aaron Riggsl (T* Be Continued) OUT OUR WAY By J. ». SHOW HIM IN SOME IK POOR/ roe. 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