The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 13, 1952 · Page 19
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THURSDAY,. MARCH 13, 1952 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS OUR BOARDING HOUSE — with Major HoopU A RgiVARO FOR OU DOUGH, THE LOCAL CHAPTER OFTHe HANKS, PROFESSOR.' 16 IT OP AMERICA PR6- VOL) WITH OSCAR STAMDtlOG ffle COULD TELL TIME DIAL OM NIGHT = Political lo PrdcTtmial Election July 29, 1952 For County Jud^e GI;NE BRADLKV PIIILIi' J nl-'ER I. IX SHEDD For Circuit Cli'rk GERALDIriK LISTOM Foi State Si'n;itor KEN'- LEE BEARDEN CONCRETE CULVERT TILE Sites up to 30 In. Corrugated Melal Culverts Sizes up to 84 in, A. H. V/EBB Automatic Flood Gates Concrete .t Metal Serillo Tanks Sewer Tile Best Prices We Deliver Highway 61 at State Line Phone 71* The first network telecast of a i Menhaden, a species of fish, move Tj. S. presidential inauguration took | north Jrcm Florida waters only as place Jan. 20. 1049, when President j the seasonal heat raises ocean tcm- Trunian look office. I perature above 60 degrees. PAGE NINETEEN This dressing for dinner is getting me down! Couldn't our daughter's boy friend stand the shock of seeing u» as we really are?" The assessed valuation of Man- nattan property in New York Cits in 1950-51 was 58,291,241,400. PRESCRIPTIONS .Fresh Slock Guaranteed Best Prices Kirby Drug Stores Copyright 1952 by'NEA Service, Inc I id TIIK STOKYi Jim Orih linn h- e « IntMrti to The hon^ oC lli« ive-nlihr stockbroker, Mu-JnIJft and »purt«- jnnn Marntnn Olnrncy) Crnviilh I* *Ti« po«e of n pln^Jioj- Cravnih'n jilrce SnUy nit-l In HtrnmJ;i. Orih m*rl* I he Kuent*. Jark Duinont, Crnvath'n imriuer, and l«tn wit* IlollT IJtimoni* .Mr«. Kvr \Vlieftrr, a it en 1 tli7 irlitu^r. Attics \Vnrlnir- ton, nlao n pnrtncr, nnii IJavc Sin- fc, H WHEN it came lime to dress (or dinner, the monkeyish Manila took me in tow. We got my bags from the convertible and I followed him upstairs to a large airy room overlooking the lawn we'd just vacated. Aside from the hallway door there wore several others. Two of. these concealer! closets and one, ajar, showed a bathroom v.'ith light-blue tile. Still another led, I imagined, into a Connecting room. Manila hadn't been gone two taiirmtcs before a light tap sounded Ion this latter door. It opened and Prtarston Cravath stood there, [beckoning me. I I found myself in a cozy little iden, obviously Cravath's private eanctum. H was pine-paneled and crowded with book shelves. There was a wide fireplace, a sofa, and a couple of deep leather-covered feaay chairs. | From bookcase tops and tables icups, statuettes and medals other (trophies threw bright silvery kleams. The walls were hung with •plaques and pictures. I saw Mar- Wton Cravath at the tiller of a *dean-l i n e d swift-looking sloop gjictures of Cravath oa a polo pony *it golf, tennis, skiing. A little silver figurine mounted on a dark- jwood base represented a bowler 'pver the fireplace was a huge picture o£ a former Yala footbal team, with Cravath in the center of the group holding a balL He followed my gaze and smiled "\Ye're among my souvenirs, Orih Just as well that the room nexl door happened to be vacant Makes it easy for us to talk pri- 'vatcly when v.-e want to." The smile faded. "Let's set to busi: ncss. First oft, you <tki very wel 'out there. I don't see how any- jone could suspect that you're any|tiling except a young idler Sail) |met in Bermuda." j My part caller! for a charade: iwith the appearance of a wasfrc and the brains of a woodchuck. "Well," Cravalh said, "as I toll you yesterday in your oflicc, Sally and I talked tins over. It made • se:i. ; c for us lo find an invesiigator v.-bo could pass off as a guest here Conrad Dillon recommended you When you snid you were familial v.-ilh Bermuda, this decide sug- 'gcstcii itself. Sally was dowr j tijC're last summer." "Didn't Dillon ask why yoi ^-eJed a private detective?" I inquired. Conrad Dillon was as- isistant district attorney of New | York City, and he and Cravath 'had a club in common, "I intimated that it was a private matter, ii'ithini! for the polic< :Thnt sr,ti:-fie,l him." •'Grt.d,' 1 I said. "Now have w lir.;c to review this buiine.-s?" "Plenty of lime." He sat in on, k sthcr chair, motioneri me towarc lr,£ other. "There woir.cn taki hojrs Jo dross. \Ve!I. os I tolc you. it hfsan last Tuesday, r wa: • iiinnine: on the h.urk terrace. w.iS TiJiiKv-l a: Icf-L) T,U;CII the pc. . r:'!rx- cra;-hini> down. It had t;rta triii.is- in il, one nf two jarjincre: .&.:& s'.nr.d on the railinij of a bal tuiy over 5hc tcirace." "JIow big ore lnc jardinieres?' I B:-kcd. tlgil!. crimnccrt. rr,r,nl isily Ulrue ftcl tilt Soybean Seed FOR SALE | Dortch No. 2 and Ogden sny- bean seed, cleaned and sacked. Book these before price Ini creases. RED TOP GIN Blytheville — Phone 315S SPECIAL PLATE LUNCH CCX Choice nf Meat 33J* , and 3 Vefiefables Genuine Pit Harbecue NICKEL STAND 103 W. Main Phone 9668 I was almost asleep when (he pot cam* crashing down . . . one of two jardiniere* that stood on the railliif of a. balcony. and a fool and a half In diameter. And remember, the thing was packed with dirt. My guess is that I Just missed having my skull cracked like an eggshell." "Who has the room oil the balcony?" "Nobody," he said promptly: "It's the least attractive we've got and we never offer it to guests, unless there's a houseful. And since the room isn't used much, the balcony isn't either.** "So somebody could easily have tipped one off?" "Absolutely. Of course, though, such a thing didn't enter iny head at first. I merely concluded that the thing had toppled off by itself somehow. But (tic more I thought of it, the less sense that made. Those pots arc heavy. And some pretty high winds we've had didn't budge them." "You were sunning haw?" 1 askncL "In a deck chair? Lying on the ground?" "Flat on my back on a beach- roll. The pot landed about a foot from my head. Scared the heart out of me and"—his strong jaw- jutted—"I don't scare very often." 'You cleaned up the me« yourself?" 'Yes. The Jardiniere was smashed into a thousand pieces. I threw the whole works, geraniums, big minks of dirt and all, into some shrubbery." * • * T MT a cigaret. "I think you were wise to keep quiet/' Cravnth looked grim. "That's my own hunch. Well then, on Thursday night, I went lo Jamestown to see a friend of mine. Drove over alone in the station wagon." He had given me a sketchy account of Thursday night's episode in my office, but now I asked him to repeat it He did so, ex-plaining that the Windover garage was in a kind of hollow at some distance from the house. It was a four-car garage with no living quarters above it. His chauffeur, a married man, h ad a colt a ge el FCAV here on the premises. A crnicnl runway led down what he described as a rather sh.'irp incline to the garage ilself. Cravat h had returned shortly after midnight and reached the top of this incline before he noticed that the rloor to the station wagon's bcnh \vns closed. ]n fact, so were the U.ree other doors. He'd stopped short and jerked on the emergency brake. Then he'd climbed out of the :ar, thinking that someone around the place had been careless and unobservant la shut tho door when a glance inside would have disclosed that the station wagon was out. So he had walked down the incline and started fumbling with the door. And something—he was not clear as to precisely what caused him to go suddenly rigid. In my view, Marney Cravath owed his life te the fact that he had been a great athlete and still had, doubtless, an athlete's lightning reactions. In any case, he'd jiiFt managed to hurl himself out of the path of hundreds of pounds of metal, wood, plastic, rubber and whatever else goes into a big heavy station wagon. The station wagon had come roaring down the incline like the car of Juggernaut, smashed halfway through the garage door, torn olT one fender completely, crumpled the other like paper and generally wrecked its whole front end. And Marney Cravath believed, implicitly, that the plan ti.-/d been for him to be found a mangled, bloody and dead pulp somewhere under the wreckage. Which was the reason why I, James Russell Orih, was a kind of spurious guest at Windover. • • • W/ELL, it could have happened. * The entire household knew Cravath had gone alone. He had not returned until, ostensibly, everybody had retired. Simple enough for someone to sneak out, close the garage door and'lurk in the shadows. Almost as simple, too, to glide to the car as Cravnth walked down the incline, reach in. release the brake. That might have been enough. But if not, with the car in the precarious position he described, a heave on the rear bumper would have done it. Anyone, man or woman, had strength enough for that "How did you explain the wrecked car the next day?" lie looked ot me sharply. "I didn't. 1 decided to tcl whoever was behind this monkey business discover things for himself. I did route out Williamson, the chauffeur. I told him that I'd forgotten to put the brake on and asked him lo keep his mouth shut, because I didn't want anyone to know what a careless fool I'd been." (To B* Continued) K OUT OUR WAY By J. R. William* FRECKLES AND HIS FRIENDS OH, 1 SPH-T TrT &OX WHEW 1 FELL OH IT A*/ PUTTtW TH* STUFF BACK IW I MO&TA wrm rr- AVC BREATHIW PUMPS UP CARTDBCWRD CLOUD CKATE6.. BtDOCS AVWf AMO fTS ALMOST ONE MOOTS WHwg'i BUT OKW. THAT WAY 1 OWLV \ GUJe- HAVE TO HOOF IT HALF A IM DUE TlME.MASrtK. . WEARY, YOU MUST A JOS' PROCURE HAS THAT <xc USRED " THE WOR.R."/ WART Benefit by Reading and Using Courier News Classified Ads .mm~:mm ITS OUT OF X-J YOU THE QUESTION,/CAN'T HAVE PRISCILLA! >S A HORSE FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY TO BESIN WITH/ WE HAVEM NO PLACE TO KEEP A- HORSE ISN'T THAT NICE! THEN HE'D FBEL RIGHT AT HOME RAIL AWSCLEP ME OUT "T HOW VDU 6ONNA OF THE SWEETEST RACKET) CO THAT WHBN IN THE. WORLD. NOW HE'S GONNA PAY FOR rr! DON'T WORRY 86NNY. I WHERE THE FOX HA* OON6. TO EARTH! MXI DON'T EVEN KNOW WHERE HE'S HOLED UP7 CONFOUND ALEED! WISH HE'P COWE OM-.I'D LIKE TO GET THIS OVER WITH! -./ A THOUSAND WILES / 1UB FOILOWEP ThAT ' !! CMS. FOR. THISOPPORTUUnV e "V-^ AH! THWS GOT HER TRUNK OPEW! AMD HERE'S TIT SPARE- TIRE IM AFT£R.- &OWSER 6TOP THAT OKOWUUG! MY60DY CAN SEE THERES WO DUE (\ROUWD! I'LL ADMIT THE EARLY \ EH? WHAT'S THiS? MAN FROM WHCHTHE J ADVANCED. YOU HUMAN RACE HAS /6M? IF Y'ASK ME, ADVANCED WAS r'lT'S K1NCA BEEN QUITE A GUY. A TW OTHER WAV! OH, COME NOW. 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