The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 17, 1950 · Page 15
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THURSDAY, AUGUST IT, OUTOURWAY By J. R. Williams •LTTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIFTEEN Our Boarding House with Moj. Hoopla ,W5OBE,NOTA k*«^^we JL^"«^m!1 GOT A GREAT TIFJC Fi/ruae BEFORE SOU.' WHY SOME OF TH' SBEAT EST ONLY TVW.TCHEP KETTLES BOILIN' AW APPLES Dr;is(lc Trraftnent MEN, IF T LOSE A HEATED. TO&tr COO.! tM JIS WATCH1W ID SEE IF HIS HEAVY ' WH_t_ PULL THAT fOOr HIS MOUTH; iT\fc»[-», IP- j_ I_(J3C rt»i ,«;1 fCCT". STACK OF MOMEY, ^®%zzz& LET'S KE6P IT MUM ^l^a^ A THEATCR. TICKET TO WA.TCW THESE psssssEssss BRIMG ME A I BUCKET OF VERY COLD WATER.-., AK]Cl A MOP ' AMKEISAMAWK ^_-~ WARP FELA.O VI, IS M V T HE 2 Here's One Way To Save Money Expert Service H-fq LTERS QUflLlTY SHO€ SHO 121 W. M « I N ST. For Improved KIDNEY FUNCTION In a majority of easel investigated in several hoipitali and clinics, subnormal Kidney function wai improved, Bladder pain and diicoWort rod need aftet the uw of Mountain Volley Water. If your doctor has diagnosed 'your condition at functional Kidney impairment riiii natural, untreated mineral water may be very b»"Wicial. fry if for a few weeks. hVr delicious, pure-tasting, and may be consumed freely. Crosstown Whiikey Shop Main & Division Jloantain Valley "•MOT (HorsnuNcv) REFRIGERATION Service Sales ' Engineering DIAL 2241 City Electric Co. CARBOVWU Copyrighl 1950 by NEA Service, Inc. by Julius Long "I'll hive to raise the price of cutting your grass, Mrs. Owsley—you know there's a war on!" •el .. etl 3'1'OKVl fru»k I'hujul. clal dlMMon* dealer, bpft Hrdered !• Copper City. •<! Del ll«>r»n>a. M private c who VTA* rhnjul'* bi>dr- Cfclel »f I'ullee Humbert. In Ike hotel •! the llr»e Mil* IVTe Crrm- e*eek, • I'OMpetlfor >»/ f'bnjnl'*, *wh* h«4 threatened Phnjnl. Mike llomlnlr*. • hlK driller, who ITJX» Pb*>nr* title. iiro-.peer. hn«f hren • T»iE|ElnK nhi>ur the -bl^ dral" he WAn NhiiHi la rlniie. »n ft »< nn nil • reref fhnr rknjol BHri hU Lfnituh- *ee !*•! hnri hraBchl n fortuj»e !• ' VII T WAS Humberts No. I suspect, and 1 probably rated the same way with Pat Phajol. It was little short o{ miraculous thai she didn't come up with a yelp that her father's diamonds had been stolen by the murderer. She credited me with guessing the truth from the ransacked bag. and I credited the chief of police with the same good sense. He wasn't tooled a bit. He knew . those stones weren't in the safe. As we stepped out into Ihc corridor, Dominico came up to Pat and said: "1 am very sorry. I had prom- i ised Teresa I was going to buy T" 1 your father's diamonds. 1 keep ^ my promises. 1 told Pete Grem- check to come down here, yes, but (hat was because 1 wanted your father to give me good prices." I asked: "You told Gremcheck you were going to look ifPhajol's diamonds and maybe buy 20,000 carats?" "Yes. It was good business." "Did you tell him Phajol was going to bring his whole stock?" "Yes. I couldn't buy on sample " lo see all the stones." "Why the unusually large order, Mr. Llominico?" He turned to me as i( it was none of my business, and said: "1 put on six new crews for a California dam job. The new crews are gieen. They min lots of drills. I need 10 carats in each drill. Resides, 1 got lots of tired stones." Thnl \vjis a new one on me. "What do you mean, tired stones?" He shrugged. "Stones still good but cut no footage. You take out stones, polish them with nitric acid and put them in vault in bank After year, you have diamond- setter put them back in drill, and they cut fine because they no more tired. Don't ask me why—1 been in business 40 years, and I know stones like that." There wasn't anything the old hoy didn't know about diamond drilling. Too bad he didn't know -._ much about matrimony. The idea of him marrying Teresa Jordon was strictly lor the comic books. from Hhajol." He had the decency to turn to Pat and say: "A man like Gremcheck represents an old- line house. From him I buy on lot because 1 know his firm sends me diamonds according to Lot. When I buy 20,000 carats all at once from an independent, I want 'HE couple left. Foster went back to his desk. The solilary bellhop sat halt-asleep in a lobby chair. I knew Humbert had not overlooked him. The chief left me \vith a warning look and instructions not lo try to leave town. I wenL.upstairs with Pat Phajol, and we went into her room. The moment I closed the door she whirled on me. "Why didn't you let me tell about the diamonds? A hundred thousand dollars' worth! How do you expect the polic- to solve my father's murder if they don't know the motive?" "1 don't expect the police to solve it. Humbert's a good man, but the lad who pulled this job is too good." "Maybe you killed him!" "I left your father alone under protest." "But you stayed down In the lobby a long time. That clerk said so." • "I was only Irying to pick up information that would help your father. I'm trying to help you now. 1 know that recovering the diamonds is a minor thing to you compared lo finding out who murdered your father. If we keep silent about the diamonds, the killer may think we both believe them to be safe in the hotel strongbox. He may be thrown ofl guard." She studied me. "Who do you think did it?" "Maybe Cremcheck. With his contacts he would have no trouble in disposing of the diamonds." She shuddered. For the lirsl lime the tears came. I leit her to cry it out alone. I descended the stairway to the lobby a man was regis- j tcring. His back was turned to I me, but 1 recognized him at one*. ! "Hello, Lou," I said. "I didn't i expect to see you in Copper City." | Lou Bryer turned and smiled. We shook hands. He took a key from the clerk. "I )ust got in. The clerk just told me .the news."* I regarded the clerk, who looked as if he had done something he shouldn't have. To Bryer I said: "Where's your luggage, Lou?" "1 brought only a briefcase with a shirt and shaving tools. I'm down here for only a day, I hope." "Well, I'll bring you up to dale. 1 know you'll be interested in hov» Phajol was killed." Bryer lilted his brows. "Do you knov/?" "Nol exactly." I went no farther. Bryer was interested. We went into (he bar, and we both ordered beers. (To Bf frnn«—••-•••• The Virgin Islands are "being stocked with white-tailed deer from Texas. PRESCRIPTIONS Fresh Stock Gnranteed Best Prices Kirby Druq Stores HOW'S YOUR SPEEDOMETER? T, V, »re ll'» w.rklnr ri,rhl, drive In U> «.r •hop and we'll check It over. F.xprrt repair* on l mike* .nd mode!., «rs »nd tracks. Oat T. I. SEAY MOTOR CO. East Main Phone 212 2 »i ^M^L'^"^' ' lluli * W! »-'--J»58R* Ci£ ' I wot MItny trW nice patnngtr how friendly and how quicfc you could g»t an automobile fElcnS^. 0 * G£Nf ** L CONT **CT- PURCHASE CORPORATWN ... and all 0 , „ tudd , n •• up* *"d boilt out!" •*l #|g.., UPHOLSTERY SPECIAL! Any 2 Piec« Suit* SolaSChair Recovered 79 \50 Except Tutted Plecet Guarantee Satisfaction Choice of « Btaattrui Fat>he> 7 DAY SERVICE Offer Good far Limited Tim. Ontj The House of Charm IDEAL'S) CalJ «IM g, Hi, hw », «, HOMEMADE PIES We Take IToui Ordet tlnl - N. J. Hnmphrej Call M FOR SALE C'enerct* njTtrla II luck u u mcb plain „ eetnror'ceel Aln C'»»ctrl« rl.llmn, Blwkj cheaper than linkei let tara. ehlrko b.mm „„,, ...^ «ena»l h»a»ee loo I ,h,di W> deliver C.U •. r«r rr», wtlaate. OSCEOLA TILE & CULVERT CO. •i RADIO AND TELEVISION REPAIR K«clory.'|'r, int( j Mechanics Any Make or Model Prompt Strvic* Reasonable Price* Phont 2642 We Pick Up and Fred Collihon ""So rir»i SI.. Blyth»vill? PICKUPS! See These Big Values Before You Buy. 1949 STUDEBAKER 3/4- TON PICKUP. Good Heat er, Overdrive and Sunshade 1948 STUDEBAKER '/,TON PICKUP. Equipped with Heater and Stock Rack. Motor completely overhauled. 1946 STUDEBAKER </»• TON PICKUP. In excellent condition and has * good stock rack. Has I95» license. 19tfi DODGE i/, - TON PICKUP. Clean as a pin. good radio, heater and stock rack. 1942 DODGE !/i - TON PICKUP. New pajnl job. A good clean farm truck. Ctanblin Sales Co. ""»•» Prteneh *t««e taker R -R. * Ash Phon« 688? BV AL VEUMEER BY flllCHAKL O'MAI.LEY and RALPH LANE THEY-? CON'T KNOW'/ I MEAN NOTHIN'/ TO ASK VOtl-SCTTLE BY LESLIE TURNER ?D r L |'u^W'?!V l Sr !> f MUCH WWWWK HEARTY.' ID GIVE V011 k IIFT BUT I'M IN A WJREV K> CLEAR OUTE2 THIS SECTOW AM' GIT WE SWE OPEMCD' CICERO, YA SEEN WANTIN T' PLftV ON OU« BALL TEAM... THI& is vea *W^ • ER SONNA BS TH' MOST IMPORTANT POSITION ON TM T'S STILL TH'MOST IMPOBTAN1 EVEN ON ^^PO^iTtON TH' PLAYIN' FIELD ! -SEGWENTAL. 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