The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 5, 1954 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 5, 1954
Page 11
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MONDAY, APRIL 5,1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE ELEVEN BOARDING HOUSE — with Major Hooplt OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams H I'M A BETTER FRIEND THAM VCD ARE-' XXJ HAVE 'EAA TAtOM* CIVILIZATION TOO LrreKALLV"THEY CAN GET FT'S ALMOST TOO fiOOD/ gar I'M 6*JiM6<MS -me CLEARER OM THAT *5OO tt.L 61VE VOO */00/ AMD YOU'D AKE rr CHASSGEMYMIND AMD OPFE<?NC>0 TWO CACOPHOMV-OF NOI6E, EXACTLY LlKe rue DisccxtoAtfT SYMPHCMV OP A RT INTO VOURTV 50UMD MEEDS LIKE A CORK IN A CUAMPAGKfc TM/TEP &A M¥$TEKlOt& MAGNETIC FOKCE T«AT TK4N5-PUUTONIAN FRICKLIS AND HIS FRIENDS MUST HAVE 'FOUND! AN CHU j Television — Tonight, Tomorrow — WMCT Channel 5. WMCT Channel 5 Monday Night, Apr. I 6:00 Evening Serenade 6-.15 News Reporter 6:30 Slim Rhodes 6:45 News Caravan 7:00 Name that Tun» 7:30 Voice of Firestone 8:00 Cisco Kid 8:30 Robert Montgomery 9:30 Who Said That 10:00 Wrestling 10:30 News 10:40 Weather 10:45 Man vs. Crime 11:15 Fillm Fsaturette 11:00 11:45 Sign Off 11:15 Tuesday, April « 11:30 6:50 Meditation 11:45 7:00 Today 12:00 7:25 News 12:15 7:30 Today 12:30 7:55 News 1:00 8:00 Today 1:30 8:25 News 1:45 8:30 Today 2:00 8:55 Charm with Cathy 3:00 9:00 Ding Dong School 3:30 9:30 Shopping at Home 4:00 9:45 Secrets of Glamour 4:30 10:00 Home Show 5:00 Bride & Groom Hawkins Falls 3 Steps to Heaven gtoryland News Farm News Channel Five Club Homemakers Photoquiz Berl Olswanger Kate Smith Welcome Travelers On Tour Account Pinky Lee Show Howdy Doody Captain Video 5:15 Flicker Comics 5:25 Weatherman 5:30 Superman 6:00 Evening Serenade 6:15 News Eeporter 6:30 Dinah Shore 6:45 News Caravan 7:00 Milton Berle 8:00 Fireside Theatre ?:00 Judge for Yourself 9:30 Biff Baker. USA 10:00 Mr. District Atty. 10:30 News 10:40 Weather 10:45 Dave Garroway 11:45 Sign Off It Toke$ Only 1 Day ... Far Us To Do Your Roll Film! We Also SjMC/oMx* In • Wf44*ng Photos • Graduation Photos • P*i4*fiaN**d Photos BEE GEE PHOTO SERVICE 106 S. First St. — Phone 8637 IE SAFE—CLEAN BEFORE STORING! ••ttway Cleaners—Your Soring Cleaning Headquarters—Now Offers EXPERT Fi CLEANING & GLAZING ALL WORK GUARANTIED BESTWAY CLEANERS ME?VffiER NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DRY CLEANING 1920 W. MAIN Phone 2408 The Courier NeVs is authorized to announce the following candidate for the Preferential Primary July 27. For State Representative Mississippi County H. H. (Buddy) Howard Gene Tunney was the first heavyweight boxing champion to retire undefeated. PIGS WITH APPEAL! Ole Hickory Inn 707 W. ChickMawba Guaranteed Watch Cleaning 36 Hour Service Watch 1* completely disassembled, machine cleaned, pivots polished, hairspring adjusted. Two Watchmakers Thompson Jewelers 114 W. MAIN Next Door to Wade Furn, GOING FISHING? See Eddie For Refreshments BEER — BY BOTTLE OR CASE Nationally Advertised Liquors (M J XXI 'ARK and Jim started around a winding path toward the teat balcony and the fence. Rich- iards stumbled, caught himself, jreached down and picked up a [large ball of heavy fish line, (wound io neat spirals on a piece iof wood. He put it down quickly jSn the exact place he had found lit, turned to Bruce. "This jyours?" : "Let's see. Yes, I have some [like it io that little shed there. jTJse it to knit trellises. Don't know what it's doing o«t here [though." "Leave it where it ic now," jRichards ordered. He and Jim reached the high (board fence, got a hold on the kop and pulled themselves far enough up so they could see over. They could see a meandering red brick path which led from a back gate in the high fence to the open door of the basement of the Mansfield house. A short scramble, and both jwere onto the shed roof. They terossed it, dropped to the path, Walked toward the open door. When Jim looked over his ^boulder he could see the row of jcat heads. Twelve heads and twoi jdozen eyes, fixed on them. The light at the foot of *e irtairs shone down on the a**o- Knatic pistol. Richard* said, "A .22." He ttepped carefuHr over the gun bind the mark in the hard dirt, started up the steep stairs. Mm wondered if it was only imagination, or if he cowM acftwBy imeM (the burned charge from exploded shell*. The back door at the first Handing was open too, permitted (entrance into an immaculate jkitchen. Immaculate, that is, ax- 'cept for the bloodstains, a larger pool of hardening blood and the !two pipe wwmchet on th* Mno- jleum floor. They followed th* tra* of (droplet* through the kitchen, which was obviously a library, down the hall and into the front room they had visited the night before. The blood trail ended at the work desk. Gaylord Mansfield sat there in the single chair, slumped forward so his head and shoulders rested on the desk's surface. There was a still-damp stain on the papers. Jim bent over the desk, looked down at the bloody sheet of paper under Mansfield's right hand. The old-fashioned steel pen lay nearby where it had fallen from relaxing fingers. Jim looked again at the face, resting on one cheek. It appeared much younger today, in spite of the pallor. Jim read the one word, "The.*' The steel pen point had stabbed the paper, had left a blot as it spilled from fingers which DO longer couM control ft. * • • TRTTHIN W) minutes, both Dr. *^ Frank Pardon and the ambulance had arrived, a condition which spoke wonders for Mark Richards' ability to impress others with a state of emergency. Pardon did not hold o*t roach "Shot twice, fairly dose range, I'd say. In shock now. Lost a lot of Wood, Mot more tbao two how* vgo fll say." He bad worked deftly and quickly at he talked. In another few minutes, the ambulance clanged away, while plasma tmycd tftowir Mo «be old man's! veins. Without the bustte of the ambulance men, and Pardon's hurried care, the workroom seemed even barer and emptier, ft was quiet, t dead quiet which told of soundproofing. "You think that Bruce it teH- intf the truth?" Jim ariced. "Hie only knowiedfe of thfe eamejfeor through the action* of hfc cafe?" "With him, it could be true," to admit some fingerprint men. They went back through the library, lined from floor to ceiling with shelves filled with books. There were no windows at all and th£ indirect lighting still burned. Jim selected one of the books at random. He had never heard of the author, or the publisher for that matter. A glance at the front pages told him the book had come out in 1908. He opened several more. The most recent book he found had been published in 1910. TIM looked around for Mark, ^ found l-m in the kitchen poking cautiously at the larger pool of blood on the linoleum, "You think he was shot here?" "Yes. Someone opened the back door. Maybe Mansfield himself. Maybe he was doing some work with those two pipe wrenches." "Funny time of day *<* *»* "You were there when we talked to him before. Or read his notes, at least. He strike you as a man who wottfd oaws about fee time of day? 1 * "No." "AU right, tfaen. Mansfield * comes to the back door. A couple of shots, not too loud from that .22. The gun thrown away, probably from this landing. And the killer—or attempted murderer il\ you want to be technical—makes hie getaway down through the basement and out the back way to the alley. Maybe the cats were watching, but I guess that was the only batch of witnesses. 1 * . "Why throw the gun away from the landing if the kilter was going out that way?" Mark's forehead wrinkled. "We'H have to make a few ex- perimeDte to match «p that dent In the hard ground of the basement walkway. I don't know why the gun was thrown there. Either the killer wanted us to find the fun or he got panicky and dropped It.* "You're probably right," Jtei admitted. "So the old man was jbot here in the kitchen. Left dead. Eventually be consciousness and make* bit to hit workroom." WELL.YOU I OlDNt TM*4tC CO eVER LIVE TO SEC WE DAY/ I talked the wife into changing her hobby from singing to sewing, and now look—an embroidered monogram on my brief case!" VOU'tfE ENK56J5ED TO HIM, WJENt YOU? WELL,tFW CESTOFHIS MWJUSCSiPT ISN'T MEt?E 8V THE WEEK-END,VDlteE GOING TOW&ME MJ UNEIAPLOYEO ME KM BE CIGWT._I'M sues SUE COULD 00 A. FINE JOB. TWE FONT 16 TUkT WE HMD A.LPEM5Y TOLD W£ TWWT.iVNXS CUT OUT FOE TWE »EMWV>1E,1NMEW VOEVC... O2MJe THM SWE SUOULO HAVE TWE LEADING COLE IN THELMJu.1 MATE TO SEE FEAJJCIE COUUDNt CAJ?eV Political WHERE L\\ ( YOU TO I (CATCH i^C ^ ^— I USUALLY W ~ *' '* PKETTYSCX^PSI rr, DOCTOR? UNTIL I CATCH UP WITH NOTHING VVSLL MERES * KEV TO MY PLACE/ LOUI*. PACK /wy PASS/CHECK THB/VV AT THE STATION, ANP SET M£ A KOUNP TRIP TO ILKTOJ, f». I'LL 9t AT HOVMDPC/ fWIENT/ FIKST A IF YOU KNOW \ IT WGHTN'T WORK t THKT;WHY DOWTJIM HI$ VJKV,i GUESS YOU THL HlW? /HE'5 IH L£?VE WITH HEP tt MOT SETTER OFF WITH «W-f KKWC 6TRMIUKCED AMD, PMMLV PROUP.,. HE'D UEV&K HWE MKftUED HER. If SHE'D TdD HM HCK FAJHER WA5 I'VE ALREAPV MM&GEP TO COOL NESS FOR HER, AWP NOW, WITH AKJOMVMOU5 L&TTERS- THRENTENIMG TO EXPOSE HER UWLES5 TOLP, 1CW4 VOIPEM THE BREACH L ANP PUT HER 1M K B^P LI6HT VYITH WR.FKW/NEl COME BETWEEM PORlfi. ANP HER. HU5ftKK]O, LEWK. I FIGURED YOU HM> PLKN5- HER'. THEKE5 , WITHOUT INV0LVW6 NC?'TB11NS HCnv MUCH,6O WHV / RIGHT IDEA».5O WE'LL DO IT, BUT ITS NOT LET US \ M3U RUN ALONG 5END 'YOU BACK\ AND SET TO MOO WHILE WE WORK APTTOTAKEA MACHINE...rr'S> THING MORE /LOT OF TIM JUST CANT )>OJtAN IMAGINE WHAT GOULD HAVE HAPPENED BOSS SAID T PAINT TWIS S«N AN 1 1 A1NT V/AIT1N' PSeTHATCUlCK 1 A6EKJV! VH VOV\0 NDO \ FISH TALES TOLD HERE (Lie* Accepted) Eddie's Liquor Store and Billiard Parlor 122 East Mmin 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 Culvert Tile Co Highway 61 at State Line Phone 8414 EXPERT WATER PUMP REPAIR Hubbord Hardware 2MS NEED PAINT? We can Savt You Money Pittsburg- Standard Outside White 3.49 Sunbrite Outside White 1.95 Also In Pastel Shades ROSE SALES CO. 501 8. 21 St. Wanted To Buy $10,000 Worth of Used Furniture We pay oath or girt liberal allowance an aew fmrniture- FURNITURE CO. Ill I. Main Phone 23«t

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