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FRIDAY. JANUARY 11, 1952 OUR BOARDING HOUSE — with Major HocpU BLVTHEVILLE (Ajm.) COURIER PSMA.VJ, BUSIER/ SHALL X COM6 UP AMD REftD YOU THE STORY OF- SOLOILOCKS TILL YOU MV 6TACK -*• VOL) I'M THE CALLSR CALL- IMS FULL WV CUFF- UlrtKS LAST EASTER/ HOLDING A HOG-CALLING /MAVBE we ARE CALLING HOSS LI'STElO WITH FLUSHES/?! \ IMTERRUPTIOM OF A (SUIET CONCRETE CULVERT TILE Sixes up to 36 In. Corrugated Metal Culverts Sizes up to S4 in. A. H. WEBB Automatic Flood Gales Concrete & Metal S«ptic Tanks Sewer Tile Best Prices We Deliver Highway 61 at State Line Phone 714 JUST RENT A CAMERA from our CAMERA SHOP Take the Pictures Yourself.. . With a s box, flash, or Movie Camera. BARNEY'S DRUG STORE 2006 West Main Phone 3647 FOR SALE Concrete culverts, 12 inch to 48 inch, plain or reenforccd. Also Concrete Building Blocks cheaper than lumber for birns. chicken houses, pump houses, tenant houses, tool sheds. \Ve deliver. Call us for free estimate. OSCEOLA TILE & CULVERT CO. Good Service FOR YOUR CAR Is Yours for (he Asking at T. I. SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrysler-Plymouth Dealer 121 E. Main Phone 212Z "All thi* government graft! Hadn't you better return thoM cigar* th« people on your mail route gave you for Christmas?" '• -BEAUTIFUL CUT STONE HOUSE On Highway 61 North Open for Inspection From 1 to 5 p.m. Dally 3 BEDROOMS — 2 BATHS — t30,8«« This lovely home is qunlity throughout. Beautiful U lhaped kitchen, lifetime Geneva cabinets with all the accessories Including Kitchen-Aide Dishwasher. Dining room, spacious living room with marble and mirror fireplace. The 3 bedroom* have Urt* walk-in cellar lined closets. Bolh llle baths have colored fixtures. Storage-plus In large floored attic, l.arie terrace in b»ck with birbtrae pit. Von will like this spacious H0.<cl25 ft. landscaped corner lot. Don't fail to investigate the sturdincsi and choice material! used in construction of this home. JOHNNY .MARK, REALTOR Office Phone 4111 Rej. Phone 259« SHOE REPAIR H-fl LTCRS 0, PL*' •' S^O£ SHOF L ' W. M R I M ST. 'REACH-EASY CLEANING" with this NEW G-f. 'WC-HI SK IT TODAY f Hubbard & Hoke APPLIANCE CO. 6EHERALIB ELECTRIC VACUUM CLCANEHS By Nina Wilcox Putiwm TUB STOKYt Alma C.nrnj. **- «1«rnrr r«»r tke jt-ncl Hrin of Trum- hull k OmpnNj-. kna Ir-nrnrd Ihnt lirr VnxlinnU, rnlmnli-d nlih m Air nn li Aln hrlp littr (n . of hrr dljtrnrripii JriTdry tf> |» i'.rlnu: firm, nut whUe look- hronch the nltf irlnkr(« j*hr to Hnrl ^ pHlr O r fnnrr CRJT she linij once made I«r XV AT fitnch time Alma Conway rt left TrumbuU's n little after one o'clock and took her box of broken trinkets to the address .she had so often heard over the radio. It was a lovely day and Filih Avenue was in its gayest mood, sparkling in the crisp sunshine as she walked downtown, drifting with the cnlarful crowds. Breathing Ihe keen air made her feel stronger with that strange, elec- rjcal magic which New York al I best exerts. L she was a trifle timid about what lay ahead of her. She had never been in a pawnshop in her life, nor had an occand which in any way approximated her present one. But, she told herself, it was ridiculous to feel any emb.-nross- mcnt. Thousands of people did this sort of. thing every day, that was obvious. Bui the slightly apprehensive feeling had not left her when she reached her destination. The Mammoth Go!d - buying Company was situated in a rather gauni old-fashioned office building midway between the fashionable shopping center and the loft-buildings further to the west. It had a dingy look about the entrance and judging from the oaucity of names on the directory-board, most of the original occupants had long since moved uptown to better qur.rters. Alma found the room number she wanted without difficulty and 19S1 bf NEA S*rric«, hM. stepped into the hand-worked elevator along with a man carrying a mound of unmounted fox skins, a shabby foreigner with a portfolio under one arm and a couple at flashy-looking gum-chewing girls, obviously returning from lunch. At the tenth floor she got out and as the elevator door clanged shut behind her, stood looking around at the blank doors which confronted her on every side. All of -the offices in sight appeared lo be unoccupied. The Mammoth people must, ihe thought, get a very cheap rental such a place. She hoped thai this did not mean they would haggle over price! But that was hardly likely to be true of a firm which year after year had bid in the Trumbull sweepings! » • • "JTHE corridors ran from the elevators in such a way HS to make it difficult to '*ee at once in which direction the number «h.e sought, lay. And then just as »he was wondering which way to turn, the music coming from the radio down the hall to her left was interrupted by a fnmiltar slogan. . . "Thij program is coming to jou through the courtesy of th« Mammoth Gold-buying Company, the oldest establishment of its kind in New York Cily. . . ." The announcer's voice filled the echoing corridor with a strange predominance, and Alma followed the sound of it to the open door through which the sound was pouring. At the threshold she paused and looked in, faintly surprised lo find no one there. The radio, turned on full blast, seemed to have no listencri. The office Itself was an ordinary one such as she had expected lo see, with a receptionist's desk behind a high counter shut off to the ceiling with a metal grille such as is common in. any establishmen! where valuables are handled. Beyond were a couple of empty desks with work neatly stacked in piles, ypewriters and filing cases, while the far wall was broken by two windows which looked out upon the dingy bricks of the adjoining building. A door marked "Mr. Wheeler, Private" led to the inner room. Alma raised her voice in compett- -ion to the blaring radio. "Hello, there!" she called. "Can ! get a little service, please?" There was no reply and after a few minutes of wailing Alma 'ound a bimer under the recep- iionist's window and pressed It vigorously. She could hear it ringing in the private office, but, although she kept h«r finger on it steadily for quite a while, there was no response. Glancing at her watch, «he began to grow impatient. Time was slipping by and she wanted to dispose of the things she had brought and get back to The House before she overslayed her lunch hour. Obviously Ihe receptionist here was overstaying her lunch hour, but it seemed incredible that a place of this sort would be lett descried with the front door open. And that radio! Someone in the private office had in all probability turned it on to check the com- pany'i broadcast and was very likely sitting in there deaf to everything else! Well they'd bettor come to life and take, care of her! ITH in indignant shake of her wrist Alma tried the gate which led into the main office. To her surprise it opened al her touch. She walked through and rapped smartly on the inner door. There was no reply and after « moment's hesitation she turned the knob. She could, she thought, apologize and explain her netd tor haste. But Ihere was no need for an apology. The room beyond was a scene of utter confusion. Furniture had been overturned, papers were scattered everywhere and, on the floor, lay the body ot an elderly mrm, his snowy hair stained by the dark pool ot blood in which he liijr. <T» Be Contlnwd) PIT BARBECUE PIT BARBECUE PIT BARBECUE PIT BARBECUE PIT BARBECUE PIT BARBECUE PIT BARBECUE PIT BARBECUE PIT BARBECUE PIT BARBECUE PIT BARBECUE PIT BARBECUE KREAM KASTLE DRIVE-IN Corner Division & Walnut PRESCRIPTIONS Fresh Stock Guaranteed Best Prices Kirby Drug Stores ^)am ~Ja«J.' Come to the RAZORBACK For Delicious Barbecue RIBS Served Every Day Speedometer REPAIR is parl of our extra One Day Service—All Cars & Trucks T. I. SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrysler-Plymouth Dealer 121 E. Main Phone 2122 OUT OUR WAY FRECKLES AMD HIS FRIENDS AK1 INSPECTOR IS .„.„ GOAT I KEEP \HMM, \ Ar CRYING; ASCOT IAEAMS THE LEAST BUSINESS/ LAST NI&UT SAMS 1 A Me REALLY IMPRESSED I GOAT, MB — RIGWT HERE/ / tn? JMKM HELP' AFRAIP THAT HS. S GOT THAT \ WON'T.' 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