The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 17, 1950 · Page 11
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October 17, 1950

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

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, OCTOBER IT, Pur Boarding House with Maj. Hoople BLtmBVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS OUT OUR WAY ByJ. R. Williams ^ . „ Beet's A TIP, ' PlMMKOA •« FRIEWDs _J_ DERHrre TAGT> I'M CM tue CW3.E- & MAM IfJ (Her < "THIRD AT Jakes His Store To Customers ,| CHICAGO —<JPj— These business ; ««n cm move their store to the luitorofr. >t Yi]« x. cororan, 34, and George rrtlchel. 38, designed a. special tra- /fllng trailer coach shop. They call .t "Tin Gift Pantry." They believe ,» 1» an entirely new method of .wiling tpeclalty foods, j. They daily tour the Chicago area tilling on clients to invite them to rlew their store of food gifLs. [their stock of fancy foods 'includes ehene, candy, hickory smoked htms and bacon, canned pheasants, guinea hens and mallard nucks. tatity ( U.S. fa Mil-sufficient In mast nti oils. FOR SALE 12 !nr& to 48 BlMki f*i Wro> « Ckl M taf tn* MUnute. OSCEOLA Till & CULVERT CO. FARM LOANS Cates W'igjfs Co. REALTORS what did YOU do with your ¥»• can get an extra pair of >h>«« for winter »t home Jtift ky IHtinK jo«r >hn* Mrrlce Ma* "do «v*r" jour TAcation sb*e«. GH an Exlra' Pair Through ShM Repair. XI CHERIfT-CLEM PURDY'S eager eyes went around the room, leaving with each person In the Thome household the eerie feeling that his innermost thoughts had been stripped bare. "Now then we'H get oo witfe things quickly, because it's getting late," he" said alter Mart Preston had finished bringing him up to the moment. "Coroner Zimbrun- sky 'jays it wouldn't have taken a strong person to have committed thit crime because Mis* Thorn* was seriously ill with a heart condition anyhow. She had only a Jew months to live at best—which is mighty interesting in view o* that new will which she wa* going to take to her lawyer. H-wouJd seem," he added pointedly, "that the people who stood to lose the most should be the most lua- pected. And yet you'd have m« believe that this girl Leeana Thorne it the killer. Don that make sense?" A horrible, gnawing silence followed. Leeana dared not look up to meet the halt and suspicion th«t WM pounding »t her. "To me k do«, Purdy." Peter Thome spoke slowly, ac « he wen reeling his way along a dark, dangerous precipice. "Cousin Leeant did not know that, until that document was signed in the presence of witnesses who properly affixed their signatures, it was not worth the paper it was written on. It was merely wishei that in court could be called the work of a demented old woman. So she killed her and was leaving—" "That wouldn't have been very smart, either, would it?" put in Mart Preston. "Perhaps not," Peter admitted. "And again, perhaps Cousin Leaana had it all figured oul—just ai it happened. She intended to be I found, feigning unconsciousness in th« dark hall wilh that cock and bull story aboul somebody choking her. Then she could say Aurrt Maggi« had sent her after you—for protection—and one of us, either Jasper or Sondra or £, would bum for her crime. Or u all that too legal for you, Preston?" "It smells lo high heaven, Mart snapped. "J^EAR me," observed Sondra, "it's clear where your deputy's sympathies lie. Sheriff. .Isn't it?" ' "I* it?" Purdy scowled a warning at Mart nevertheless, adding, "It s«ems u» me, now, that you folks are taking the wrong attitude. Why don't you Irj helping instead of hindering and se« how quick we can get this tiling over?" - "Oh.".Sondra said lightly, "don't row know? They don'l want it over. This way they're safe." "They?" echoed th« sheriff. Who, Mrs. Thorne?" But Sondra merely gave him a sphinx-like smile that barely curved her tantalizing lips and looked at Peter, whose face flushed • dull red and then went white. Th * .** rr ? r of * trapped animal WM in Kii grayish eyes lor a long moment before he managed lo mask it. "You're bungling thw thine pretty badly," p e ler finally su.a angrily. "But then 1 guest 1 can't expect the efficiency of a district attorney in a country sheriff'* office. Will you permit me to call in a private investigator?" "1 won't stop you.' Purdy promised. "Well. 1 will!" Mia Agath. wm on her feut, rocking back and forth like a sparrow clinging to a twig against t buffeting winter wind. "My sister wa. afraid o< you, Peter, and I will not have a private detective hired by you in this house! I am the only hou*»t- to-God Thorne left and—" "Oh, shut up. Aunt Agatha," Peter groaned. "For the love Tetel" jyjISS AGGIE'S outburst had ripped his Harvard accent to shreds; he sounded almost human. Leeana could feel sorry for him then, could even like him, bu« when he shrugged back into whal she mentally called hii holier- than-thou cloak he again became a potential murderer. Or WM it any longer potential? Shudder- ingly, Leeana wondered. The remainder of the night would be long . Leeana was glad when the sheriff announced his intention of leaving Mart Preston on guard, but she wondered whal good one man would be if— If what? sh« asked hersett. If Peter decided lo kill again? She wailed unlil he had gone into the hall after Purdy before she stirred from her chair. Sondra was waiting at the door. "1—I couldn't go with the others, Leeana," she whispered. "I'm —I'm afraid of Jasper! May 1 siay in with you?" Quick sympathy stabbed at th« dislike between them. Leeana nodded. "Of course, Sondra," she said, and added: "If you're not afraid of me any more." "You're » dear," Sondra said warmly. "After all I've— But Jasper has a gun! It's—Miss Maggie's, I think. 1 found it a while ago. under his pillow." (To Be Continued) H-S LT€RS Blytheville Glass & Point Co. E. Main Phone 6716 SHOP! M O I N ST. I C6>cret« Culvert Til* glxrn «p I* 3« J n . Corrugated Metal Culverts lilies >p t« M In. Automatic Flmx! Gatei Concrete Septic Tanks Metal Septic Tanks Sewer Tile ft* Prices We rttllrer A. H, WEBB HIjhwiT HI at Slate Lint 1 Wiorte 114 HAIRY VETCH •alboa Rye, Barley and Seed Wheat. fof Fall Planting *•.--. Blylheville Soybean Corp !»•• WerV Main MythCTllle Phone 5«5« FOR SALE Concrete culverts, 1Z Inch to 4S Inch, plain or mnfnrced. Also Concrete Bullrtlni Blotkj cheaper than lumtKT for barns, chicken houses, pump houses, tenant houses, tool sheds. We deliver. Call us for fr« estimate. OSCEOLA TILE & CULVERT CO. Phone 691 NU-WA Laundry Dry Cleaning Phone 4474 We're Proud of Our Work n« work • Woodwork facturing * Welding BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Machine work Manufacturing Ravens will prey on small wild animals, occasionally even on lambs, says the National Geographic Society. KEROSENE & FUEL OIL Dial 4091 or 740 Shirley Hipp rOU« FRIENDLY' MAGNOLIA DEALER 'RED© SPOT PAINTS—GLASS—WALLPAPER MIRRORS-^LASS FOR FURNITURE Awning.—Venetion Blind.—Auro Glosi AUSTIN & WICKER Phon« fi207 — 112 S. First _ Blytherille ARGUS CAMERAS We've J«st been appoints , nttr exclusive agency In Hljlheville for Ar«», Camera,. S« our romplrle selection, Including the famed Arjm « and Arrofle*. c»mt hi today. BARNEY'S DRUG West Main Phone 36<i7 WE BUY AND SELL USED & NEW FURNITURE PHONE 2112 Carrier AIR CONDITIONING HEATING REFRIGERATION - ELECTRICAL - Sales-S«rvice.Bngin.eerinr City Electric Co. Phone 2241 FRECKLES AND HIS FRIENDS BY MERRILL BLO6SEB Of All Things OlCE HB DRU6 Me Tb A kIDMEY-PIE Dlr-JNER, AND A HORRIBLE THING ' RULE OF TWlRPIMG IS lo DO UNTO "THE SKD6LEMAUE AS HE HAS BEEN D0r-*j UHIQ USJ THAT LUKE UVERMORE HGOWN MEDICINE.' 1DU SHOULD TIE ON THE FEED BAB WITH "I must have a tittle chat with Junior again the last man-to-man talk we had I learned plenty!" PRISCLLA'S POP AL VERMEER THERE V3U ARE, BOZNG AGAi AND WHEN I ASK >OU TO " HELP ME YOU'VE ALWAYS r MR. BOT7S SPENDS HIS SPARE TIME BUILDING A DOGHOUSE! WHY DON'T DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT? JUST AS I SAID... 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