The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 14, 1952 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 14, 1952
Page 9
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MONDAY, JANUARY 14, Iff* OUR BOARDING HOUSE — with Major Hoopl. WELL..' we of- Trie VISIT- IMG COWBOYS STUMBLED INJTO1HE r\IBON<3 STALL,' THIS IS tHe G(?ANO FWISM- ItiS TOOCri TH«V -THAT &s WALCUS-S A success/ WAKCLXP/ END OF IMC HCARTMKT voice AMD VOD'D SETTER WJOP . SITE tw IT/ izzAT\e>u SEBSEAfOT -me BED A>JD U5E LEFTOVERS fKOIA HIS NIBS'S CONCRETE CULVERT TILE Sizes up to 36 In. Corrugated Melal Culverts Sizes up to 84 in. A. H. WEBB Automatic Flooil Giles Concrete & Melal Septic Tank« Sewer Tile Besi Prices We Deliver Highway 61 at Slat* Line Phone 7J4 JUST RENT A CAMERA from our CAMERft SHOP Take the Pictures Yourself ... With I box, flash, or Movie Camera. BARNEY'S DRUG STORE 2006 West Main Phone 3647 FOR SALE Concrete eulrerti, Si Inch to 4* inch, plain ur reenforced. Alia Concrete Building Blocks cheap* <r thin lumber for barns, chicken houses, pump houses, tenant houses, tool sheds. We deliver. Call us (or free estimate. OSCEOLA TILE & CULVERT CO. Phone 601 OUT OUR WAY •y J. vR. "Now. mhitw, H you're nm »peaJt up—don't b« afrafd!" Good Service FOR YOUR CAR Is Yours for the Asking at T. I. SEAT MOTOR CO. Chrysler-PljiBonlh Dealer 121 E. Main Phone 2121 BEAUTIFUL CUT STONE HOUSE On Highway 61 .North Open for Inspection From 1 1» 5 p.m. Daltj » BEDROOMS — 2 BATHS — ThU Sorelj- home li qnaUty Ihrouthont. B»«atifal u ihapcd kitchen, lifetime Geneva cabinet] ullh all the »cces«orie», inclnd- !n« Kitchen-Aide Dishwasher. Dining room, spaclou Hvlnr room with marble and mirror fireplace. The 3 bedroomi hare large walk-In cedar lined closets. Both tile baths have colored fixtures. Storare-pltis In Lirfte floored attic. Large terrace In back with barbecue pit Van will like this spacious Hdilzs ft. landscaped eomer lot. Don't fall to Investigate the stnrdlnesi and choice materials ««d in construction of this home. JOHNNY MAKR, REALTOR Office Phone Mil E «. Phcme 25 9« SHOE REPAIR Hfl LT€RS :Q. It -v S»-oe SHOf I W. M d I M ST 'REACH-EASY CLEANING" with this NEW G-E! fOMf CLEAHEf b Ittiitt2 10 Ptrmk MM Mt-llS n roi>AYt Hubbard & Hoke APPLIANCE CO. AMAMfaW ftMfc, VACUUM CLEANERS By Nina Wikex Putnam 1951 b, TUB STORTl Tnmmr C"ni-<iy, fcy ffce Jetrrl Hrn\ nt Tmmbutl A CompnnTi vrhrrr he nnrl hl» vrlfc ih« l*i-*p.. Ainu* tnke» unmc of her dl'cnrdrd J c *vcl*< to n uuhi-l.u? Irn Arm, hill npnn nrrlTHl »hc find* (he propriefnr miinlcrrrf nnrt lylnjc on Jh^ floor I* H fnncjr rntT-lInlt, our of » pnlr KHr K»d d^^IfrncA amd rlreB I* Tammy. * • • XVII ALTHOUGH Joe Denton loved her. Alma Conroy knew that he was also the one person who would help her husband Tommy for old time's sake, no matter what he had dune. The warmth and strength of Joe's love drew Alma like a magnet. She would go to Joe. She had to. Then a new terror seized her. Hart Joe already left for Mexico? This v:ns the tiny when he and Mrs. Denton were scheduled to leave. Bui at what hour? Joe hadn't said. Alma foimd a phone booth and > called his number. Impatiently arguing with the operator when told thai there was no answer. There was Just a chance that Joe had gone out on some errand. Or that someone at his address would know what train he was taking and she might be able to catch him at the station. It was -worth trying. She hailed a taxi nnd counted the minutes until it drew up in front of Ihe old-fashioned apartment house where he lived. A man was coming out of the street door just as she arrived and Alma did not have to ring the bell. She ran into the dim haljway and up the stairs, silently calling out Joe's name. The Denlons had two small apartments across the hall from each olher. Joe lived in one and Mrs. Denton directly opposite. Thi arrangement gave Joe a little pri acy after the many hours when In. picked up handkerchiefs, opened windo*s. closed windows, fetched and carried interminably and de votedly for the old woman even wheeling her about in her chair, although at the shop she propelled it herself with her long, bony lands. Joe's own apartment was quiet as his step mother's was tumultuous, and Alma knew the place well, having often been there with Tommy. Now, when there was no answer to her ring, she tried the knob and the door swung open easily. The living room was dim «nd seemed shut away from the world with shades drawn and a disused look about it Two suitcases, locked and strapped stood waiting near the door. Thank goodness she was in timcl "Joe!" she called softly. "Joe, where are you? It's me, Alma!" • « • 'THERE was no reply and alter an instant's hesitation she crossed to the bedroom. Her* too was the empty, orderly look of dwelling-place put in shape to await the inhabitant's return. The bathroom door was open, the kitchenette empty. Joe was plainly not there. Perhaps, she thought he's across She hall in th« other apartment? Always reluctant to encounter Mrs. Denton, Alma first made sure about this by looking in front o: the mantlepiece clock where Joe always laid the key to the olc lady's rooms. Mrs. Denton, being helpless, liked to keep her door locked; all the time. Joe's key was there, In Ks usual place, so it was apparent that ne had just stepped out on some l«jt. minute business and would "roba- bly be back almost immed'ialcly Alma devoutly hoped that h would be alone She settled down to wait, trying to calm her shattered nerves by reading. But after a scant effort she had thrown Ih magazine aside and wa* room with quick, painful steps, eepjng time unconsciously to the icking of the clock. Five minutes dragged by. Then en, twelve, fifteen! Would Joe lever come back? What on earth could h* be doing that took him so long? Finally, her patience at an end, her nerves tingling In- olerably, she decided to go across he hall and ask Mrs. Denton if he knew where Joe was and when e would be likely to be back. icfcing up the key from the man- tlepiece she crossed the thickly carpeted public hallway to the ipposite door. • • • WHY she did not knock or ring " before using the key Alma never could remember afterwards. But she did neither. The key worked noiselessly and in another 'nstant the door swung open and .be words of greeting she had been about to utter froz« on Alma'« lips. For across the shallow, dark little foyer she could see into the h-ing room where Mrs. Denton, standing erect and unsupported, was busily packing a suitcase like any normal person. Then, hearing some faint sound Alma must have made, the woman took three or four quick steps back to her wheelchair and when she wai seated In it, called out sharply. "Who's that?" Instead of answering Alma closed the door hastily and fled down the stairs in a panic. The dark, old-fashioned house had become stifling, filled with an un- definable menace which centered about the now more than ever sinister figure of Mrs. Denton. It was a relief to get out Into the street and Alma did not slow her pace until she reached the comer. For the moment the errand on which Alma had: come was forgotten in the shock tl what she had just seen. So Mrs. Denton wasn't a cripple. She was as active as Alma herself! How long had she been cured, and why had she concealed the fact? Small, apparently disconnected incidents began to piece themselves together; forming s pallern In Alma's mind which grew momentarily more clear. (Ta B« C**tiaae4) v A* — -r , ((REAM KASTLE Drive-In Mvw^^ '(—liarcoal Pit &£, PUU. INI? THE cuea I'M *OKt& TO LOCK THE <300CB»C« UP «y| THE TRUNK BCFORt v* Benefit by Reading and Using Courier News Classified Ads FRECKLES AND HIS FRIiHPt ALL t KNOW. COACH , is THAT i \ MORE HEX'WE'RE SUMKLWUESS^ CAU6«r A CRAMP IN MY LES AMP I we CAN FNO oa-ecwr. wt: ' ^COUIOKT JUMP/ ^^^k t[ ~-r~ T - p . '^?' ?...ltVMO,«e ISCLAleOEME, PLANET OP PEOXMU CENWKI NEACrST NEIGHBOR OF TIIF <II1J T "" rilEC-l - Guaranteed Watch Repair oX*3.50 • Four watch If disassembled, cleaned, pivots polished and | hair springs adjusted. 3 Day Service i Thompson Credit I Jeweler I Next door lo Wade Furniture I PRESCRIPTIONS Fresh Stock Guaranteed Best Prices Kir by Drug Stores Jain Come to the RAZORBACK For Delicious Barbecue RIBS Served Every Day Speedometer REPAIR Is part of our extra One Day Service—AH Cars & Trucks T. I. SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrysler-Plymouth Dealer 121 E. Main Fhone 2I2Z PRISCILLA! I SAID NOJy/ YOU'RE NOT TO HAVE COFFEE TILL YOU'RE A BIS GIRL! —j> THAT'S ALL I \ EVER HEAR \IVAir TILL ^-^i ,4 B/a GIKU! W^- P(5NIV •STOP THAT SNIVELING, PRISCILLAl] BIG T. K. H«f. U. Sk ft IT'S OKW FOR ME TO HAVE COFFEE! POP JUST SAID SO) MOW .WERB YOU i/ WE'LL BE AT TO KNOW SPORT > THE &TOCK- WAS- MIDINS/ YARD& IN A IN n; 6«e*,VL,? „ X AUNUT6, L\* INSIDE HI* REPRISER/XTED PRISON &PORT FINDS A WEAPON— ANEAT CLEAVERl COQUIUfc, DESPERATE TO >. FIWC TH6 CftR «/> EA* 1 ' IS WJUJIMS, •< . REPORTS IT STOLEM. - - LEf T HH KEV5 |U n WHEU I STOPPEO IW TOWU TO SHOP WEfcRiy TWO HOURS A60! WHFM I RETURNED JUsr NOW ITWA9&ONE1 DO VOU KMJE YOUR Hia..DR.(J.6.HILL, Via ITfe 1W THS GICNE COMPARTMENT WITH WY DRIVER'S LICENSE! I'M MOTORING THRU TH6 COUNTRY, MJO- A YELLOW LANCASTER. CONVERTIBLE VJITK FIORID*. LICENSE TAO 7W-31I. 0K&Y. HERE, KAC.GtT THI&OMTHeMRWOt(« 3HAT C« HIW fiE A UUWDREP MILES FROM HERE BY UO*II PM>ER FOR ITi MRrER- DESCRIPTIOM OF THE CAR THE TIME-MACHINE \ D'YA SUPPOSE IT WAS > JUST WENT DEAD.- I BECAUSE OF THIS CORD I CAN'T UNDER /I FELL OVER AFTER I STAND WHAT /LIT TH' FUSE TO TH' WENT WRONG ) BLASTING POWDER? /$! THE POWDER? AVEEKf IT'S GOING TO GO OFF.' SURE IT IS... V YES, BUT NOW,YOU IDIOT THAT'S WHY \ INSTEAD OF IT GOING YOU HAD ME ) OFF BACK IN MOO IT'S LIGHT TH' /GOINGTOGXPLODS FUSE.ISN'T . IT? ^-^ RIGHT HERE; , 1 , OJ.T.H_< .•4« 1-14 ^^ ^ H.., wfe HOW ASOUT SORREKIN' *i'K -SHOVEL WHEN • ~ ELAACK '' BKT.' NIC* •YOU* f^UNf^V '.. .VOU'K£ WUININS , . ._ I JWY FENCE/) UNLAX, -V / THEIZe AIN'T NO SENSE - • • S- I 1N BOTH OF Wi GETTIN' Iti^-A KNOCKEC7 OUT v 4~ 7^!^: EL1N ' Z"^^r£^ 1 tf^^-^^nj^or.^ ( .—^ y~~**- ' "* ^ •-* - A I -~-* ^f-"'(k. . , FIVT sowtot*

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