The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 29, 1950 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 29, 1950
Page 13
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 19» OUT OUR WAY BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THIRTEEN R. Williams Our Boarding House with Maj. Hoople FRECKLES AND HIS FRIENDS BY MERRILL BLOSSKB Hitler for I'ilcher I/ HES SO MUCH FASTER THAN OSTHAr IF WE KEEP A RECORPOFWHAT PART OF HIM IS GROWING FA'STEST AMP OF EVERV BIT HE EATS, WE MAY LEARK1 SOMETHIMS HOWS A80OT MS WEARIrt _', JAUe/ You'Re "THAT BRA7E^/-«-lT APPALLS ME-~- A\V PRI1Z6D OLD POLAR DIVERTED TO A FARCICAL AMD LARCEKSODS PURSLMT,'-'- lf= YOU WERE MANAGING A LEGITIMATE MftTMP ' SUCHASGOTCH OR triis MRNsy OLD Aioose TO WAKE US STUDIOUS ON TH' SLY — BUT HE MAPE TH' MISTAKE OF SAYIM' WE MAY LEARM SOME- THIN'.' Skl!>J WUEU X ESCORT MV SMARTER.' YES, SIR,, EACH TIME HE PULLS IT, IT CEASES TO BE FUN QUICKER..'. ESKIMO RA&SL6R. IN! TH& IT'LL LOOK. LIV<6 I DISCOVERED HIM WHILST WHILE T»A our CAVOnmrJS- ON THE DIAMOND? FORGIVEN ME FOR BEIM& MARRIED/ I OOTltEY J KMOW ABOUT DOLLY? IN HISTOW WHO HASTb PfiCWIO A BADy SITTER FOR MIS STAR PIKHEft,/ BETTER CARRY A HflRPOOrJ TOO, CAKE= THE JCOCEY AND THE MUIJES me. T . „. REO a . „ PAT . OFr U.S Marine Private W. A. Lcavitt once field-stripped and reass a machine gun in 27 seconds while Windlolded. HAVE DREIFUS PUT YOU R WATCH ,IH A-1 V How'* yo«r watt* running thii* daytT ll'« roll Well, havi our expert repairman put it In A-1 condition. Prompt, cfrTcknt riasonabl» flHEIFUS Heel Dreifui .. . Wear Diamonds \u:s \\\\\ si. from it nmxrt. surxcvitu in i EASTER FLOWERS . BLYTHKVILLE FLOWER MART Memphis Hiway rhone 6001 Qoiit/te B 4 Rupert Hughes Copyright 1950 br Rupert Hugtia Dirt, by NEA SERVICE, INC. THE STOHYi The wealthy Wendell IVtlmer.-hkN been fouad dead In I,|M lll>r.trr. hlN akHll bntlered M'llli a deMk 'lelejihone. 1'ollee ar- ri'Nt kin daughter'* flaaee, a yuuafr •ruliilor I'nul Moodr. 1-alpaer had «|ijt»Hed I'aul'a eonrlnhip at A»le« •nd had vetoed ravl'jt ehavce 1« ' ' an art Kronn for a new ner, iara icuea to private detective MnrtTn QuerTpel tu axk hrni to clear I'nul ut the murder clLlirh-r. Queried IN not Mure 1'aal l» Innor-ciit and trle» to tell her tu "let JUNlIce take KB courMe." XIII "JUSTICE!" Azalea Palmer's J pretty lips curled in bitter scorn. "Human justice! A line and noble young man, a great artist must be lynched as a final reward for all he endured. Justice, you soy! Well, it's for you to see that justice, real justice is done to him — and to the fiend who actually killed my poor dear father. He's hiding somewhere now, while the law kills an innocent man. You'ro'going to lake the case! And .I've got all the money in the world to pay you Cor your work." Martin Queripel put forth a hand, patted the high white knuckles and said with a sad smile: "Money, is nice, my dear. -But it isn't everything — not to everybody. If I should take the case, it would be only to persuade you to give up loving this man. . He could not have loved you very well and done what he did." "But he didn't! He didn't! He didn't!" "Unfortunately a woman's faith is not accepted in our courts as a counterweight to legal evidence." "Legal evidence, my foot! What docs evidence prove?" Queripel saw that she was going to prove a very difficult, if not an impossible client. He knew that in times of hysteria, pouring out sympathy is like scattering oil on fire; so he spoke a bit sternly. "Before I could even consider taking your case, Miss Palmer, I'd have to make one thing plain—one proviso you'd have to accept." "I accept it! What is it?" "II, in the course of my investigations, I should find further evidence that your lover committed the crime he is accused of—I will turn that evidence over to the authorities. I am a private detective, but 1 consider myself a part of the machinery of justice. And no money—no, not even my sympathy for you—could bribe me into helping Jo frustrate justice. Perhaps I might even convince you that Paul Moody is unworthy of your love." "You could never do that, not in a thousand years." He paused, a little dazed by the granite in so velvely a soul, dazzled by those diamond eyes of hers. • • • 11JE made one last plea; for he was eager to escape from such a hopeless case: "Wouldn't you rather go to somebody with a more elastic conscience than I have?—or a greater devotion to his client than to a mere abstract notion?" She stared at him and the diamonds between her eyelids turned to white ice: "I want you to take it. Just because you're so honest." "Well, since you think he is guiltless—" "I don't think. I know!" she cried. "All the fingerprints in the world wouldn't convince me. If you can convince me, you'll have earned anything you want to charge- But I dare you to try it.' It was sueh a challenge as Quer- ipel hod never faced. He accepted it wllh sudden fascination. He said: "A faith and a love like yours ought to be rewarded. Now you'd better begin and tell me all you know or think you know. And don't conceal things—not from m» of all people. There's the old saying: 'Lie to'anybody but your doctor and your lawyer. 1 There's a third parly still more Important —your detective. To try to deceive your own detective would be fatal. Let's begin, say with a. motive. Did Paul have strong reasons for rage at your father?" • • ' • A ZALEA, now calmer, replied: •**• "Indeed he had! Paul is young and struggling but a good artist He is poor because his parents were poor. From his first mud pies he wanted to he a sculptor. He harl a hard time paying for his lessons in ari and anatomy and all that. Bui from his start he began to do well. He actually mode a little money—not what my father called money, but enough to enable him to go about in what they call society. He had to do that to get commissions. ! met him at the tennis club. He played a good game of tennis. "There is not much mcocy in portraiture for a sculptor in Los Angeles. The movie stars get photographed so much they don't care tor marble or bronze. The other people in town don't go in for busts or figures—even in the cemeteries. "I met Paul at one of the tennis matches. Right away we fell in love. I went mad over him. I could tell he loved me, but he ran away. He told me afterwards he was afraid of a rich girL But I ran after him. I saw he was the man God meant for me, the man God meant me for; and I wasn't going to be robbed of mj fate by any old qualms of maidenly modesty—any more than I'm going to let any old pretensions of justice take him from me now. "To force some money on him I asked him to do a portrait of my father in marble. Daddy wouldn't pose. So I commissioned Paul to do a head of me. It was a marvelous masterpiece." (To Be Continued), SHEET METAL WORK OF ALL KINDS Custom work for gins, alfalfa mills, oil mills. Cuslom Shearing up to 1/4 inch thickness. Frank Simmons Tin Shop 117 South Broadway Phone 2651 Chambiiii Sales Co. • Sales & Service • "Your Friendly Studebaker Dealer" RAILROAD & ASH PHONE 6888 RECTAL DISEASES A SPECIALTY DRS. NIES & NIES DITCH BANK LEVELING PRIVATE ROADS MOR ANY EXCAVATION S.J.COHEN Contractor LYNCH BLDG. BLYTHEVILLE ARK • P/io/te 3646a*ut2S25 Complete Auto& Interior Work Have Your Seat Covers Tailored Right on the Seats — To assure a Perfect Fit! Door panels covered to suit your taste. Have that torn and dirty head lining replaced with a new one in original material. All work designed to bring out the beauty in your car. We also upholster any type furniture. Phone S'119 for free estimates SMITH MATTRESS CO. Phone 4819 Blytheville Air Base "Free Pickup & Delivery" KEROSENE and FUEL OIL G.O.PoetzOilCo. Phone 2089 A BETTER LAUNDRY For Expert Laundry and Dry Cleaning—Call 4474 NU-WA "She's a little taller than I am. Mom, but she's got wonderful qualities that offset that—her dad gives her the car any time she asks!" 'RISCILLA'S POP PR1SCILLA, WOULD YOU UKE TO MY SITTER I DON'T KNOW, MRS. SILKY. I'VE NEVER BEEN A BABY-SITTER BEFORE! on, IT'S EASY; YOU JU5T SIT AND SEE THAT HE BEHAVES! LOOK, POP1 I GET PAID TOR DOING THIS! /SINCE THE GUESTS ARE \ /GIADLY SO UPStT ABOUT THIS DREdD-N ( M B. SMITH [Ul MUSDiR AND KIDNAPING, \ MI55 SWEDEN, 1 THOUGHT nwA MIGHT DIVERT THEM BY PUTTING / ONASKATIMG „ / EXHIBITION. Slfj?)—)/-'^ , *f Js O'MALLEY and RALPH LANB BUT I HAVENT BEEK ON SKATES SINCE MY I AST MOVIE. IF YOU'LL LET ME PRACTICE A fEW ROUTINES, 1'tl BE READY BY EVENING. I IMAGINE YOUR MOTHER MS SMBTEO TO RAISE THE CANSCVU MONEY BY NOW. OOSS THAT MAM WV HAPPY ? lonely cabin not far away Reinforcements BY M5SUE TURNKR DUNMO WHIVT YOU'EE AFCAlD WtU SEE, FELLA....BUT VOU'D BETTER BE WORE POLITE TO THE LMW ! I EWT TfllM ME lHOTHIM'i VOD-) COMB TO THINK \ GIT Of fA HIMiVOt) Of IT, ME, PUOHi \WilL OKCEe DUDE, I'LLPOIISH UP IffVOUDOWTWANTA OOSEOFLEAD! A BIT 1 BUGS BUNNY Cross Your Pincers TAU6HT YA NSRVOUS.' /ALL I KNOW... AN' THAT'S PUHLeMTY/ /'A 1 ' 3 -W Calm Down, Krolhcr BY V. T. HAMI.IN KESSA6E FCE. 1OU. 51(2... ITS MOST WHO9EY.' WHAT A I VWAT KINO OF KA.W MEACT DO YOU FEED HIM ANYWAY? ^ o yji T K1 S5 5A E ^ AL ^RK^EYESfr/Hi 5 AGE / lAJNT OPENED/i SPRING OF AN BOOTS AND HER KUDOIES HY EDGAR MARTIN

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