The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 3, 1950 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, November 3, 1950
Page 13
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, XOYEMT3EK 8, Our Boording House with Moj. HoopU OUT OUR WAY •ACT BLEEDS FOR TK BULU. S6Z. MOST MEM AIN'T WORTH A nMEFOR AM HOUR. AFTER MEALS MOR. A HALF HOUR BEFORE YTi .A - MEM 60IUGTO WORK WITH '—I'LL WA&ER MftrW RfiMfllM ABED THAT'* WMXTMV WIFE SET ABOiST A SMALL SfACf. WITH IK CAR— I'M SO EXHAUSTED FROM STOPPTW' AKJ'STARTIN' I CAAJ'T SHOP. TO MARK THEIR C30OP FOR A HALF CVW MONCW/ AMP WORTHLESS FOU A WEEK AFTER: >' TWO-WEEki VACATION.' WHAT IZINS FLLXD PRODUCE THEM IDEA RI6ES OV6RTH& BLTmBTTn,T.B (ARK.) COUHTE* MWrTS By J. R. Williams PACE Political Announcements The Courier News Is authorized to announce the following: candidates for the general election, November 1: For Alderman First Ward Harry Taylor ' Znd Ward J. li. (Jodie) Nabers Alderman (4(li Ward) Charles : Lipford J. Wilson Henry ,WE BUY AND SELL USED & NEW FURNITURE -PHONE 2112 FARM LOANS Cales Wiggs Cg. REALTOKS Plume U751 Blytheville ' what did YOU do with your You"cin jet an extra pair of show for winter at, home just, by letting /our shoe service m»B "do over".your vacation show. Get.." Mi' F.ilra' 1'air Through Shoe Repair. HflLTCRS Iv flUTY SHOCfeSHOP I 21 W. MfliN ST. XXVI "VfEN from the sheriff 1 ! office came and went, last'night'* weariness masked by brief rest and rising excitement. The slate policemen, trim figures in their dark blue uniforms, poked into and under things already thoroughly examined by Thorne county officials as 1( they expected to find the murderer lurking at their fingertips. After Mis* Agatha Thorne'a body had been removed from the greenhouse Leeana turned from the window through which she had watched and went to sit close by the fireplace, as though itc heartening warmth could banish some of her terror. She did not look at Jasper, who nursed his thumping head in the lounge chair across trie hearth, "I'm sorry, kid." Jasper coughed. "I was out like a light. Blotto. U I hadn't been—" "Don't, Jasper.- Sh« couldn't feel sorry for him; there was no room in her heart for anything but the withered feeling that her life had been wrung out and flung back at her—empty. "I just can't believe it. Miss Aggie wouldn't! "Maybe siie would. People do strange things when they feel a noose tightening around their necks. Wouldn't you?" Leeana shook her head. "It's no good, Jnsper. .1; can't see Miss Aggie taking her own life. Thornes just aren't made [hat way!" "They are made the 'murderer 1 way?" Jasper was bitter, sarcastic. "You accused Peter, and me— but not Aunt Agatha." "But," Leeana said softly, "maybe Pelerfs dead, too." "Exactly!" boomed Dr. Zim- brunsky from the doorway. "Or maybe he isn't. What interests me now is: How did that old lady manage to get herself hanged ;to that rafter—without, standing on a chair?" He looked from one to the other, and Leeana JeR her flesh crawl at the Implication "The gardener's chair is over near ;he furnace." Leeana felt herself begin to wreathe again as Jasper whispered hoarsely; "Then'tt was murder!" "Quite obviously," was the coroner's comment. "Look, doc," Jasper began. "Doc, '—I'm in a spot. Sondra's gone, and Peter. Cant we—can't you find them?" 2'MBRUNSKY'S p | ump (ac< , was cold. He did not sympathize with Jasper Thome—or quite believe him. "The police will find them, don't worry," Zimbrunsky assured him, although Leeana thought there was small comfort in that. Jasper's, eyes veiled themselves; his bony jaw went hard. "My job is to sift the evidence and, in this case, I'm afraid, return a verdict of murder. Jasper, 1 hope it's act against you." Jasper Thome's eye were clear, candid, as they met his accuser's. "It won't be," he said coolly. 1 Or. Zimbrunsky turned slowly, like a battlewagon circling to meet a new attack. "Miss Thorne," he said to Leeana, "suppose you tell me about last night. What happened before you went to bed?" Startled, Leeana caught herself in time. There was no need now to tell the whole truth—nol before Jasper. She said, carefully, "1 talked with 'Mart' before I went upstairs. It was late. 1 only slept about two hours.'' "Purely tells me Mart had orders to lock you in. Did he?" Leeana'flushed. "I should say not! Besides, they were joking." "Did you lock your door? Yourself?" "Yes... "Were the other doors locked?" "Why, I— Why?" Zimbrunsky scowled. "Because," be said slowly, "Agatha Thorn* was killed in her room. More of Ihe bruises on her throat wire made by angers than by that rope." Gradually the dark blue balloon reversed ils dizzying ascent and became, as Lccana's brain stopped reeling, Dr. Carlos Zimbiunsky, Thorne county coroner. He rubbed his hands briskly. He wen! on, "Mrs. Thorne and Peter Thorne were not on the premises at the time of this murder. Only you. Jasper, and Miss Leeana Thorne and the servants were here. And Deputy Preston, who seems to have fallen asleep." He shook his head, sorrowfully. "Unfortunate, indeed, although understandable. Too little rest. 1 suppose." he switched subjects adroitly, "you both were in your rooms until the excitement awakened 'you?" " • ' 'I was," Leeana forced the reply past cold lips. "And 1," echoed Jasper'. Then he asked Leeana: "Cousin, what were you doing in Aunt Agatha's room before you went to bed?" glMBRUNSKY'S breathing became a hiss. "Were you?" he hurled at Leeana. "What were you doing?" The coroner spoke in > ton* that asked: "Did you murder Agatha Thorne?" Leeana was being accused of murder—not one murder, but two. The suspicions that had often been directed at her from the very start were aimed *t her again. "Nothing." As though from a long-spent horrible dream, Leeana heard again Sheriff Purdy's threat to the killer: "The trap is closing!" She said, "I just wanted to —to see if she" was all right." "And she was?" Disbclief- picion—lay heavy in his voice. "You don't believe me. You think I—" Sudden anger swept aside her gnawing fear and Leeana sprang to her feet. She thrust her small chin toward - ZJmbrunsky's moon-fact. "You said Miss Aggie was strangled. All right. Then find Peter Thorne—he tried »o choke me, didn't he? How do yoi, know he isn't right here at Thonu Hill? He—and Sondra, too!" (T« Be Coatiiwd) Blythevilfe Glass & Paint Co. 136 E. Alain Phone 6716 Concrete Culvert Tile Sires dp to 36 In. Corrugated Metal Culverts SiiM tip to 81 In. Automatic Flood Gates Concrete Septic Tanks Mela! Septic Tanks Sewer Tile "tst Prices We Deliver A. H, WEBB Highway 61 at Stale Line Phone 114 HAIRY VETCH Bolboa Rye, Barley and Seed Wheat. For Fall Planting Blytheville Soybean Corp. I §90 West Main Bljthevllle phone S856 FOR SALE Concrete culvert*, 1Z Inch to 48 inch, plain or r«nforced. 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