The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 10, 1950 · Page 5
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Bv J. R. Williams Our Boording HQUM with Moj. HoopU JARK.) COUUTE* NEWS TOO IKTe. SAW PLUCKED MV AS CLtftM AS A C Goose .'-"-now cooto T Mtf WIG,' SAM Mt«» MPT FOWOS ? TO ALMOST COrt , AMY OLD HtGH . CHOOL TRICKS.' LOMDIXE MIKE PREFERS PATHS OF PEACE = 6 -, 0 Sprint' 'Mid" early summer art the most likely times for tornadoes because of collisions of cold polar air and warm gult air. Here's One Way To Save Money Expert Service QlfflLlTY SHOCJSHO, • - v —. MAIM S T. For Improved KIDNEY FUNCTION In a mojortfy of cases investigated m leverdl hospitals and clinic*,- subnormal Kidney function wai improved. Bladder pam and discomfort reduced after the use of Mountain.Valley Water. If your doctor has diagnosed u£ir condition o! functional Kid- jjj^ impairment thi. natural, untreated mineral water may b« very ben*ficial. Try it for a few weeks. It t* delicious, pure-lasting, and may be consumed freely. Croictown Whiskey Shop Main & Division ^ntainVajley RADIO AND TELEVISION REPAIR Factory-lYained Mechanics Any Mak« 'or Model Prompt Service A Reasonable) Prices Phone 2642 We Pick Up and Deliver Fred Collihan 11(1 So First SI., PICKUPS! Se« These Big Values Before You Buy. 1919 STUDEBAKER 3/4- TON PICKUP. Good Heater, Overdrive and Sunshade. 1948 STUDEBAKER '/j- TON PICKUP. Equipped with Heater and Slock Jtack. Motor completely (overhauled. 1916 STUDEBAKER >/ 2 TON PICKUP. In excellent condition and has a good stock rack. Has 19,51 license. 1916 DODGE i/, - TON PICKUP. Clean as a pin. food radio, heater and stock rack. 1942 DODGE '/ 2 - TON PICKUP. New paint job. A (food clean farm truck. Chamblin Sates Co. • -YMH Frt»n<lt> Omter ftR. * Ash 1950 by NEA Service, Inc. by Julius Long rniANK PHAJOL was fat, J- bill he ha<l a solid look 1 figured liim lor ahoul 2'20 (jqiinils on ;i five-eiglil frame. His face WHS broad and heavy-jowled. Tliere was a crass, blttnl look in his dark eyes and tjic coarse hair on his hc;id was still coal black, (hough ho was at least 45. "Sit down, Mr. Dorsam," he said, pointing lo * deep lounge chair ns I entered 'iis hotel suite. He had spoken in the grand manner as if his business were big and very important. "I know a lot about you. Mr. Dorsnm," said Phajol. "I even know all about your health." - "It'i fine, thanks." **You came to Arizona (or your asthma, direct Irom the Cincinnati police force, where you were a captain of detectives. You had to give up a fine job because of your health, didn't you?" "I gave lip a good job, but my health ii fine now. In Arizona I'm as good a man as anybody." "I'm sure of that" Phajol ran chubby fingers through his hair. "That's why I sent for you. I need the best" man available, Mr. Dorsam." "Let's cut out the formalities; Call me Del—that'i the nickname everybody who knows me uses' "All right, Del. You can call me Frank." . 1 knew that 1 should never be able to call him Frank, and I regretted bringing up the nickname stuff. He went on: M I will need you tor not more than two days, beginning at noon today. It might possibly take three days, but I don't think so. I will pay you $100 a day." Since I'd opened a private agency in Tucson I'd been lucky to rate twenty-five and expenses. "What kind of a job is it?" "A bodyguard job. I'm taking ' *>me valuable carbon down to Copper City." "This is rather short notice. Mr. Phajol. *t's 11 now." He shrugged. "1 can't aftord to take,any chances, Del. I didn't think It wise to go into details too lon< in advance. I hope you under- Hand." "I think so How much stuff are you taking to Copper City?" "Twenty-five thousand carats." I whittled. "All carbon?" "No; it's half and half. Actually > few more baits than carbons Now you know why I need a good man. * • • J LIGHTED a cigaret and said: "Of course the stuffs insured." Phajol leaned forward in his chair. "Mr. Dorsam—Del, I am sure that you are not altogether uninformed about me and the way I have conducted my business." I peered right back into his eyes and said: "That's right. You checked on me. so I checked on you." Perhaps it wa j my imagination but I thought that his swarthy skin reddened slightly. J wenl on: "You've been selling commercial diamonds in the Southwest for 10 year*. You deal with small miners and contractors. You probably never carried more than 1000 carats on you in your life. That's why I can't understand the 25,000 carat deal." PhajoJ »hrugged slifhtly "1 wilJ explain that. Ai you have rightly stated. 1 have been a small-time peddter of commercial diamonds. Until DOW 1 navt. never bad That luscious brown, wavy h»tr certainly had BO! rnMi frtm toe eoane-cralaed Frank PhijoL chance to make a really significant j worth of mining stock He spoke Th 8 .-* 0 "i "il'-il,™ 1 '™ 1311 , 1 , driller - r" ch broken E " glish that his br °k- That s why this thmg is aU-impor-1 er had been confused and placed tanttome. an order for 1000 shares. The stock I kept wondering what quirk of, "ad suddenly soared. Mike's mis- fate.had given him this opportun- 'ake had made him wealthy. Now ity to sell to a reputable drilling "" - . contractor. No big driller would deal with him. Smaller drillers and miners would, for their investment didn't warrant their making an investigation of Phajol'i carbons and balls. "! know what you've heard about me," said Phajol. "You've heard my diamonds are hot. Think, man he .was one of the biggest of the diamond drill contractors. "What's |ot you jittery about the deal?" I inquired. "It's just this, Del—1 can't afford to take a chance. This is my big chance. U Mike Dominico trusts me, I'm made. Everybody will buy my diamonds. I will teU you, Del. I have borrowtd on everything 1 —if I'd been selling hot stones for! own to finance this deal. The dia- years, wouldn't 1 have been 10 caught?" monds %Lon« cost me nearly *100,000." • • • J WAS amazed that Phajol had been able to borrow so much But Lou Bryer, the insurance man I'd talked to, had told me: "Phajol has no vices. He works about 18 hours a day peddling tht TT did seem reasonable that he would have been picked up Several times he had been investigated by insurance companies after disappearances of diamonds in New York houses. But none of his stuff had ever been identified as stolen. The • experts can tell whether stones come from one lot or another. Yet Phajol had found a market for his product for 10 years, and nobody had ever been able to identify a single stone as stolen property. And he had always been able to produce a bill from some commercial diamond house either in New York or Holland. "There is one thing that you definitely need not worry about. The stuff I'm taking lo Copper City Is legit. I can show you the bill," he was telling me now. He could have forged a bill that would fool me, so I said: "I'm interested only in why you're carrying a fortune in commercial diamonds to Copper City when you could just as easily by sample." "Mike Dominico insists that I bring the entire slock. I can'raf- . ford not to. It's the first time ...... w,jifj t ci t .a me e:iecu Dommico ever gave me a tumble., was the explanation ol I ve got to make the sale. If I do, mole-like singleness of stuff Three hundred dollars was three hundred dollars. But a risk was a risk, and I didn't care to jeopardize mv career in the only part of the country when I could Uv« In health. "WeU, 1 hardly know what to ay. I—" I stopped suddenly, for bedroom door had opened. I stared wide-eyed. A girl crossed to a writing desk, picked up a letter and started back to the bedroom. Phajo] said: "Pat, this U the private detective I told you about. Del Dorsam." He turned to me. "My daughter Pat. She's going with us to Copper City." Wher« had she got her looks? That luscious brown, wavy hair certainly had not come from the coarse-grained Frank Phajol. Nor had that peaches and cream complexion. Everything about her was graceful; a divine knack for clothes had completed the effect. But here >f Phajol's through the years. purpose "She's as good as any of them!' There was a peculiar gleam in PhojoJ's eyes after the girl left the room. She's had the best education at the best schools! She's associated with swells—the best people.' She's as good ai any of them—and a damned sight prettier!" "She is," I agreed, "but don'l you think it dangwous lo Uk« bcr small-time driller.. Then he had "You're In then?* raked SIOOO together and decided I smiled ai my own unconsciou- I to take a fllei on the market He reaction and nodded I had choned an order for SIOOO i (T» n« c*ntinm*4) then I can make others to men like Dominico. /It means everything to me." He lowered his voice and leaned still closer. "I told you t would pay you a hundred a day If I make this sale there will be a fat bonus in it for you—1 can guarantee that!" 1 was wondering why Mike Do- jmimco had ever decided to even 'consider buying diamonds from Phajol. He had started oul as » Heavy taxation may Impair economic Incentives, making people less Industrious or enterprising, according to the Encyclopedia Brl- tanntca. FOR SALE Cmervte mhrerta It UK* «• M loch PUIt M mnioree* Ate C.Dtrtt* ItalUtt, Klwkt clxr.n et th»r, nndei IM tarmi chlckfi We dfUrw (Ml m f«e trm tMtwt« OSCEOLA TILE & CULVERT CO. WHY WAIT? 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