The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 2, 1954 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 2, 1954
Page 11
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FRIDAY APRIL 2, 1954 :-LYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS OUR BOARDING HOUSE — with Major HoopU WHAT I CAM ALMOST HEAC I'M OKAY WITHOUT; KOOPLE /—• /UAY8EI 006HT HAR-eUMPH/^i'VeI TOTELL VOOTOMAKeA < 3D5T PERFECTED A GREAT 60OMD& ^it'Sl^ISS? 6 — MACMIMC FDR TV. (JSPCODOc-fl^£f ?*^ El ? 22* m I'M A COUSlNi OF 6lA<PL£ A CA^DV._. „-. , y i Sl/WOrt—I'LL ~ 0 ™ ~"-~ fjv.. im », nt>. t,**^ i». r . M. «.c. u. i. r, OUt OUR WAY J. R. YEH. THIS IS- TH' KlMC? OF^ M WITH COFFEE WITH v TH' CAFFElM TAKENJ OUT-- WAMT TO TRY IT? THE A TASTE \ OUT OF COOKIW7 THE-OH, ICOULP 'A 6ETTIN' WHXT& IN OUT HAS BECOME A NATIOMAL HABIT IT TOOK. LOM& TO OET THE PEMOGCATS OUT: THEY 6OT CAFFElM OUT WICOTIME OUT; FAT OUT OF BEER, NOURISHMENT OUT OF FOOD, 4-2 J".f?,WlLUAM3 «y. «•»>! •» »>••>«•»• T. ». ««i- "•» '"•""l THEM Television — Tonight, Tomorrow — WMCT Channel 5, & WHBQ Channel 13 WMCT Channel 5 Friday Night, Apr. 2 6:00 Evening Serenade 6:15 News Reporter 6:30 Eddie Fisher 6:45 News Caravan 7:00 Dennis Day 7:30 Life of Riley 8:00 Big Story 8:30 Hopalong Cassldy 9:00 Cavalcade of Sports 9:45 Greatest Fights 10:00 Loretta Young Show 10:30 News 10:40 Weather 10:45 Hollywood Movie 11:45 Sign Off Saturday, April 3 fl:15 News & Meditation 9:30 Ed McConnell 10:00 Captain Midnight 10:30 Pride of the South 11:00 Betty White Show 11:30 Quiz 'em on the Air 12:00 Cowboy G-Men 12:30 Warm TJp 12:45 Baseball 3:00 3:30 4:30 5:00 5:30 6:00 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00 9:30 10:00 11:00 To be announced Super Circus Band Concert To be announced My Little Margie Talent Patrol Lone Ranger Spike Jones Amateur Hour Show of Shows Hit Parade Wrestling News & Weather 11:10 Amateur Night 12:05 Sign Off WHBQ Channel 13 Friday Night. April 2 6:00 W'tern Theater 6:30 News 6:45 Perry Como 7:00 Mama 7:30 Topper 8:00 Ozzie <fe Harriet 8:30 Miss Brooks 9:00 Friend Irma 9:30 Suspense 10:00 Weather 10:05 Weather 10:15 Do You Know 10:20 Wrestling 11:15 Late Show Saturday, April I C :45 Tops 10:00 10:30 11:00 12:00 1:00 2:00 3:00 4:00 4:30 5:45 6:00 6:30 7:00 8:00 8:30 Winky Dink Rocket Ranger Big Top West'n Theater West'n Theater West'n Theater West'n Theater Johnny Jupiter Early Show Weather, New» Dr. I. Q, Beat the Clock Jackie Gleason 2 for Money Fa'rite Husband 9:00 Medallion 9:30 Name's Same 10:00 Wrestling 11:00 Late Show Complete Photo Supplies , • FILM • MOVIE FILM • FLASH BULBS • COLOR FILM • POLAROID FILM BARNEY'S DRUG STORE 2006 W.Moin Phoru 3647 BE SAFE—CLEAN BEFORE STORING! Bectway Cleaners—Your Spring Cleaning Headquarters—Now Offers EXPERT FUR CLEANING & GLAZING ALL WORK GUARANTEED BESTWAY CLEANERS MEMBER NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DRY CLEANING 1920 W. MAIN Phone 2408 WHITE SHOULDERS The Perfect Fragrance For Yonr Easter Parade! The Gift Shop ON MAIN Watch Cleaning 36 Hour Service 50 Watch is completely disassembled, machine cleaned, pivots polished, hairspring adjusted. Two Watchmakers Thompson Jewelers 114 W. MAIN Next Door to Wade Furn. THE STORY* Am extortion plot revolted in tke murder of Police Chief Otto DroTer when he vrent to investigate the cnne- L.ater tke body of » mental detective, Eddie Stone, the mayor'* •on, wa» found beside a confession to the killing. But two ex- tortioner* were Involved in the murder of Chief Drover, and * nnmber of prominent people of Colorado City are *ti«pect«. Lieut. Mark Riohards and Private Detective Jim Dnnn feave £one t« the Mnttsfleld hotmc, occnpied by three families including Mayor Stone, vrhere they have been In- terviewinjc the eccentric landlord Gaylor Ulnnsfield. occnpant of one of the apartments. XIX TN the early morning sunlight, •*• North Hill Road and the aban- 'doned filling station appeared to toe relaxing after a busy night Tim Early looked haggard, was 'red-eyed. "Glad to see you, 'Lieutenant. You too, Dunn. It was a long night." "You been inside the station?" "Nope. And no one else." "You'd better go get some Isleep. Take the rest of the boys jwith you." "There is one thing," Early ,said. "May not mean anything. [Come daylight one of the boys |went down to look around where jhe found that ball point pen. You jsee that telephone pole down there on the main road? The one near that clump of brush?" "1 see it." "Well, there was a lot of scrap paper all along the road there. Just trash. But down by that pole, it looked like someone had bcen walking around a lot, and there were wads of paper. Newspaper. Didn't look like the rest of the trash but like packages had been unwrapped." A thorough search of the station, and even of its immediate vicinity, produced at*ufcitoly nothing. Jim peered through the hole left by one of the missing window panes. "Looks as if a phoney ;Wire ran up from that pole to 1b« station at one time." w$t irumjyr. "A station does have a phone. Even back in the days when this one was a going concern: On either side of the window sash were two small metal pegs, which slipped in and out of holes to keep the window locked open or closed. Dunn tugged gently at the two pegs. They pulled out easily. The window frame went down with a crash which shattered the remaining glass. "What do you think you're doing?" Richards yelled. Jim had his head and shoulders out through the now open top of the window. He looked up at the wires which were attached to insulators fastened to the filling-station wall within easy reach. He hung out of the opening so long that Richards became interested. • * * "TlTJNN pulled his head and •^ shoulders back inside. 'Take a look/' They exchanged positions. Mark took a shorter look, pulled back inside. "Fresh scratches on that lower wire. Looks as if it had been broken or cut and then spliced. That what you found?" "Yes. And you notice the marks on the wood that holds the upper insulator?" Mark looked again. Treah marks, all right But what made them?" "Could have been the chain end of a wire stretcher," Jim suggested. "You know, a loop of chain around something tolid, and a metal clamp Ofl the end of wire cable that can be pulled through a ratchet wheel to stretch the wire." 'Let's just leave it at the wire stretcher. But why?" "If that nearer wire were OB*," Jim said, "it would have to be held firmly. Otherwise it would jump all the way downhill, snarling itaett wp as it went" "Even « I grant yo* wiat, T still want to know why?" "Could b* a delivery Jim suggested. "A system that'd keep one man in the clear, even if anyone had been smart or quick enough to arrest the man on this end. Eddie Stone, to be exact" * » * r PHE clump of heavy brush was about 10 feet from the base of the pole itself, much farther than it had appeared when the two men had looked down from above. Wads of crumpled newspaper were caught in the brush, and there were still more wads spread over a wider area by last night's breeze- Mark Richards said, "The one bundle of pay-off money we found was wrapped in newspaper." Jim walked to the base of the pole looked up toward the wires. From his first position, he managed to stare directly into the glare of the sun. He moved around the pole, waiting for his eyes to clear, stared up again. •Look up there, Mark. Right against that insulator." "Sure. A pulley, isn't it?" Jim Dunn nodded. "It's a little proof on my guess up at the station. You see how it could be, Mark. Eddie Stone collects the packets of the pay-off money at the station. He has a basket or something like that fastened to the pulley. He puts the money in the basket, lets it run downhill on the wire to the man waiting in that brush." "I'm old enough," Richardi said, "to remember those baskets that used to run around depart'* ment stores. Up to the change and wrapping counters. "The general idea," Jim admitted. . -And what made the basket go back up? or wasn't there but a single trip down?" That'd be taking a needless chance of Eddie getting caught too much money. I'd my basket made its trip «p and down with each pay-off. A long string, Mark. Eddie Stone played fee string vnt* the basket WM in position, then puHed M wp when it v/as empty.* (T« Ik BEER — BY BOTTLE OR CASE Nationally Advertised Liquors FISH TALES TOLD HERE (Lies Accepted) Eddie's Liquor Store and Billiard Parlor 122 East Main FMCKLIS AND HIS PRUNE* "Let's wait for a waltz—I forgot to send the check last month for my accident insurance!" WATCH Our FOR. MY PET MOuSP, Tt>O6A. IWR. MC6OOSEY/YOU ALMOST CRUSHED H»M WlTfl YOUR. ELBOW/ POO&A/6OO8A/ IbOBA f I'M 6€TTlN«r <3ur OF MERE wfMue I SHUL HAVE **{ I DON'T KNOW LEfSSETONTHE ; HOW CMJIBUiLDA5ET\ BALL...THESE RATS WITHOUT TOOLS? WHEEEfe THE OTHER Blfi I BELIEVE I SAW A HAMAAER IN THE WIN6S A MOMENT ASO-- AND HOW A£E SOU COMING ALONG WITH THOSE REPULSIVE/THIS STUFF BOPESME IT'S ABSfiD FOC A. LOVELY, JALEWTEO Giet UKE VOU TO .BE LANGUISHING DMA. , STUPID CHOEE LIKE TUB/ ) I TOLD KEITH STECUNG THE FICBT NIGHT OP THE TJ2VOUTS TWKT VOU WEBE THE ONE FOt? THE WANTED TO BUY Old, Odd, Unusual Cars Any Kind—Any Condition J. L. HUEY 879 Washington-Memphis, Tenn, Phone 37-4449 CORRUGATED METAL CULVERT PIPE Automatic Flood Gates Concrete Culvert Tile Concrete Septic Tanks Metal Septic Tanks Best Prices — Prompt Delivery Webb Culrert Tile Co. Highway 61 at State Line Phpne 8414 I'D OFFER >TDU BOYS SOME CAKE... BUT I KNOW TME BASEBALL COACM Y DOESN'T WAN VOU TO GET FATJ I'M SURE THE COACH WON'T WORRY ABOLTO THAT MRS. NLJTCMELL..' f -ONLY ^TODAY HE SAID HE WISHED I WAS A NEED PAINT? We can Save You Money Pittsburg Standard Outside White 3.49 Sunbrite Outside White 1.95 Also In Pastel Shades ROSE SALES CO. 501 S. 21 St. NOW CW¥ "WOT I CALLS A FORCEFUL P0150NAUTY/ EVERY TIME I MEETS HI/A I TAKES A FULL COUNT/ . . MEWE PATCHES 0 f & HlbHTWUN' O O ±-t WsIP PvGKlW. DOR13 REKDS THE LETTER. THW IT.^M. Ry. u. 9. l«= I HAt> tt5tf> MP-TIU ABOUT PA.PA &EFORE WE WERE MW?RI5D. H& MGHT'VE- UMD&R5T00D'. BUT I WAS WRND tO TAKE THE CHAWCE... $0 I LIED..AMD IF HE TRUTH NOW, HE'D NEVER- TRUST Wanted To Buy $10,000 Worth of Used Furniture We pay cMh or five Liberal allowance on new furniture. FURNITURE CO. 113 E. Main Fhone 23lt WE BUY USED FURNITURE PHONE 3122 Wade Furn. Co. HW JUST LIKE J....F00ZY// HEY, WHATCHA TRW TO DO, PLAY GAMES WITH YOUR OL' SIDE KICKT AWR1GHT, CMON OUT,>OU GUY5...I KNOW YOU'RE THERE! THO5E SPEARS. DlDNT JUST SPROUT OUTA' NOWHERE/ SWAOOUS, WHAT A BIG PJDDLE .' I WONDS? IF I CAN JUMP

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