The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 7, 1952 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, August 7, 1952
Page 14
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_gKT*gPAT, AUGUST T, IMt <H/K JOAEDIMG HOUSi -Virt. M«j«, H^U THR LAST HORSE VbO M& COST M& AX Goes TO THE- POST AMD SHE'S TOMED OP LIXE A FlfJS ot-D HER. WORKOUTS ARE ASTOWD I hJS 8OT THE; IMLAVS IKS MY TWO ' . NATURAL TEETH/ ARTHA'S KENTUCKY BLOOD UP Best part of a picnic — No othvr drink picks you up lik* Dr. Pepper The ipecial ajmrkle of Dr. Pepper adds lo everybody's fun, everywhere you go, Enjoy it in the six-boltle carton or the 12-holtle carton; buy il by the caa* . . , and look for it at Boda fountains and vending machines, too. BTVTTBBVrM-E (ARK.) "Well, you finally got your boyhood wish to »• th. Pacific! About th. sam« a* Jone. Park Lak« b»ok horn, only bigger!" Televlslnn started rejtular program service in the East 12 years For a llflle thing like jour regular grease and oil change . . or Tor a major engine overhaul, you'll find (hal T. I. Scay Motor Co. will give you service youTJ like. It you don't like the service you're getting mm—change it! T. I. SEAY MOTOR CO. Cirjil^.Plym,,!!, nailer 121 K. Mil. m.M mi Can't Cry Now By Addie McElfresk *», l»5i. HIA Strrlct, :]/"ATY ELMO saf very still. AV He was going to say it— in a minute lie would s;iy it, and then—Katy slifl'ened." Inside. Outwardly (here was no change in her cairn. "You said you were stains! to Springfield." "I didn't go." 1 know you didnt, Katy." Dave .Argils was being kind—loo kind In a minute now—any minute— he wouldn't be. "But you told Ted Jordan yon were going to spend > few days with friends there and you didn't go. Why Katy?' TT« toW y<m. i ju^ •ot to " > tw- - !*•, I donl. , Katy watched surprise spread »rer DaTe Argus'l rugged, familiar j "Wily L_£f ' T ,'—'" "" IJCa °" nCT n »rx« «*ht-c]ajpe<j HI her lap. Her voice [was »4o«iy » 5 h» M j di "Because Trn Chrm Elmo's sister.- "Norj!K>nse!~ He sounded )fke he meant It. Katy Ihis Is just a horrible coincidence. Why, you hardly knew the woman. Did you?'" he •sked with sudden, renewed picion. Katy .closed her eyed v> ,|, e friendship struggling with doubt in ni« em-nest face, but she coiildn't <k«« her memory to the terrible picture of Agnei Jerome, lying deod beneath the narrow tool bridge across th« creek in the woods . . . ari< j Major, on the bank, raising his fine head to mouth another of those low tremulous ' mournful howk that had brought her from the house. listening to the voice, growing louder m the hall, she said, "I hardly knew her, Dave." JJERE comes the sheriff, Katy frightened leap. Dave was "different^ Dave was trying to be kind and understanding. After all, they had been friends since school days those good, happy days when she' had dreamed of teaching and Chris was going to be a writer A great writer. And now Chris was dead, and she wasn't teaching any more because the school board felt it could not allow the sister of a murderer to mold teen-age lives Kaly felt sick inside. It wasn't true, of course, Chris had not killed old Link Murphy, he just couldn't have! Her heart cried out in silent despair, "Now IT. never prove il! Agnes Jerome was going lo prove it. Agnes, somehow, knew—but Agnes was dead, loo Murdered . . . and they think i did it! She looked at her hands. Could I strangle anyone? Do u, C y u,i n k looked at her and »w»y. T ratine 've jot a jab U do, K»» r . murder." i effort, she brought her thoughts back lo what Dave was saying. "I'm sorry. I was —thinking." "But yo. ha<J teen Agnes around?" Obviously, Dave was repeating his question. "Why, yen. Yes, I had." Katy took a deep breath, made a decision. "In fact, Dave, I had two or three rather lengthy conversations with Miss Jerome when Johnny, her younger brother, you know, was in school." She frowned at the memory, explaining, "Johnny Jerome was a bit of a disciplinary problem." But that was three years »go, she thought, maybe four. . . . She didn't recaV. having met the woman since—until ihis morning, and then Agnes Jerome was dead. 'I sec." Idly, Dave Argus fld- dlcd with the ring ot keys on the sheriff's desk. "You don't see!" JCaly menially stamped her foot. -You think I killed her just because I found her Iwdy." "Now, Kaly—" Dave looked at her and away—"I've got a job lo do, Katy. Investigating murder. The murder of someone we both knew. It isn't easy." "Just like Chris, isn't it?" Katy demanded bitterly. ' "Katy, please—" "Just like Chris—because now you're trying lo pin Ihis one on me! Well, let me tell you, Dave Argus, I did not kill Agnes Jerome any—anymore lhan Chris killed Link Murphy! And you know il!" "I wish I knew il!'' The crisp new voice belonged to Henry I.edbetter, who wore his sheriffs badge with an officious, bombastic pride that completely shadowed his deputy's easy-going friendly mien. Was that, Katy Elmo thought with a sudden new alarm, the secret of Dave's success as Lcdbcltcr's deputy? Hecause :>ave was the perfect foil for Jeller's hardboiled front, because people felt at ease with Dave— u>d Ulked?. Tlie fear curled and Iny hard and cold, in the pit of her slomacn. Dave had been Chris's friend, yes —but when they found Chris and Link Murphy dead together, a gun near each lifeless hand and a back window of Murphy's Grocery jimmied, Dave had been like all the rest. He too, had accepted the obvious: Link Murphy had surprised Chris trying to open the sale Chris shot him. and the older man dying, had raised his own gun and' killed Chris, It hadn't mattered that Chris had no need to jimmy an alley window or the safe. Not when he had worked for Link Murphy since high rchnol, when he made Saturday deliveries, and since the Army, after which he went to work in earnest, haling the job because the long hours kepi him from The Book. But he didn't hnte Link Murphy—and he didn't kill him. j^ATY had been sure nf Oiat from tile Rrst dreadful moment, when Ted came to tell her, and then, last nighl. Agnes Jerome had telephoned and she had been even more certain. 'I've got to see you, Miss Elmo!" The woman had sounded breathless. Had it been fright that made her seem so? Katy wondered now, remembering. T was just leaving." She had planned to RO to Springfield. "It's awfully important." Agnes' voice had faded momentarily. Had she looked over her shoulder Was that why? "It's—it's about Chris, Miss Klmo." Chris! "Where are you? Ml come—" "You canl come here! I'll come to you!" "Hut Miss Jerome—" "I can't talk—I've go< to get out of here," She hung up hurriedly, and Katy had let her own telephone slide into its cradle. (T. He C«nUiiM4) Telcvision- Tonite, Tomorrow WMCT. 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