The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 7, 1954 · Page 15
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 15

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 7, 1954
Page 15
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7,1954 BLYTHEYILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE OUR BOARDING HOUSE — with Major HoopU OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams I'M NOSY \\DNPERED WHY .THEV USE SALT I'VE LEARNEP THAT--6UT NOW IT;5 ME HOW SALT KIM KILL, TH' REASON) FER KILL IN 1 THEM 6CXJRP VINES 13 THEV MAKE TH' MILK COWS' MILK TASTE BlTTE*, BUT Pk5<3!N' 'EM OUT-NO.' TOLD VOU JUST SHAVE TH' TOP OFF TH' ROOT AN' PUT SALT ON JT WILL KILL 'EM/ TO TRAD& COMPLIMENTS, THE PLA^T ATE irt- n/ WHAT ATEIW n/Bj^gss WAKfT TO 6E SPECIFIC, THE UNBELIEVER A1ATTEC IV/TM UCK. UPWAZP FEOM THE TAIL. OP [ IVLA PlMi (S Vee&'$ CZA5H&P ZPACEZM P LEAVE TO P/E Television — Tonight, Tomorrow — WMCT Channel 5. WMCT Channel 5 6:00 Evening Serenade 6:15 News Reporter 6:30 Eddie Fisher '5:45 News Caravan 7:00 I Married Joan 7:30 Favorite Story 8:00 TV Theatre 9:00 This Is Your Life 9:30 Playhouse 10:00 Soundstage 10:30 News 10:40 Weather 10:45 Rocfcy King 11:15 Film Featurettc 11:45 Sign Off Thursday, April 8 11:45 6:50 Meditation 12:00 7:00 Today 12:15 7:25 News 12:30 7:30 Today 1:00 7:55 News 1:30 8:00 Today 1:45 8:25 News 2:00 8:30 Today 3:00 8:55 Charm with Cathy 3:30 9:00 Dine Dong School 4:00 9:30 Shopping at Horns 4:30 10:00 Home Show 5:00 11:00 Bride & Groom 5:15 11:15 Hawkins Falls 5:25 11:30 3 Steps to Heaven 5:30 Storyland News Farm News Channel Five Club' Homemakers Photoquiz Berl Olswanger Kate Smith Welcome Travelers On Tour Account Pinky Lee Show Howdy Doody Captain Video Flicker Comics Weatherman Wild Bill Hickok 6:00 6:15 6:30 6:45 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 10:40 10:45 11:15 11:45 Evening Serenade News Reporter . Dinah Shore News Caravan Groucho Marx TV Playhouse Dragnet Theatre Martin Kane Humko Calling Playhouse News Weather George Jessel Film Featurett* Sign Off Political Announcement The Courier News is authorized to announce the following candidate for the Preferential Primary July 27. For State Representative Mississippi County H. H. (Buddy) Howard It Takes Only 1 Day ... For Us To Do Your Roll Film! We A /so Specialize In • Wedding Photos • Graduation Photos • Personalized Photos BEE GEE PHOTO SERVICE 106 S. First St. — Phone 8637 BE SAFE—CLEAN BEFORE STORING! Beltway 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 Michael Faraday discovered alternating current electricity in 1831 in England, announcin gthe principle of electromagnetic induction. PIGS WITH APPEAL! Ole Hickory Inn 707 W. Chickasawba Guaranteed 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. FARMERS We have the Agency For the new WILSON DO-ALL MACHINE. That Prepares your land—4-Rows at a time—Ready for The Planter—All in one operation. For A Demonstration or Further Information, Call. HARDY SALES & SERVICE Phone 6978 Blytheville XXIII jTVTASH had heard about the -^ death of Eddie Stone. "Didn't pay much attention though. You isee I'm maintenance engineer at ,the Holt Block. My chief assist•;ant is on his vacation and I have quite a crew to keep busy. Clean- jing the building, you know. Like il said, I worked two shifts. Heard some talk but I didn't pay much attention." A few more questions produced the information that (Nash's job was supervising the (cleaning crew of scrub women land janitors. He whistled a lit- stle when Mark told him of the shooting of Gaylord Mansfield. "Do you have a .22 automatic?" | "Nope. Only that old cannon jyou saw." Nash grinned. "And, jas a matter of fact, it won't shoot, •il. figure just the size of it is protection enough." Mark asked, "You know of any treason why anyone would want Ito kill Mansfield?" Nash's eyes narrowed. "Don't suppose I can tell you anything you don't know on that score. 'Mansfield and his next-door ^neighbor, Vern Bruce, weren't *m good terms. On account of those cats. Cant say I blame iMansfield. A dog now, that is (Something else again. Never trust ift man who likes cats, that's a imotto of mine. I think Mansfield iset a few traps in his own yard ia while back. Anyway the cats jstopped coming over and using (his yard." Richards took out his bundle of keys again, found the one marked Tower Room, found it unlocked the door easily. A nar- jrow flight of stairs, almost as (steep as a ladder, led upward. ! Richards bent down and rubbed a finger across the lowest step. There was no dust. "Somebody's been up here." Only a portion of the large attic was floored, the section which J to another closed door. Th* door also, let them into a room which was immediately recognizable as the tower room of the old h^use. Here, the floor was so clean as to appear polished. The table and the two chairs held no dust, in distinct contrast to the dusty and cobwebby windows. It was the otherwise absolute cleanliness of the floor which led Jim Dunn to one corner where a tiny white end of something protruded. He knelt down, took out his knife and used the little blade to dig. "End of an insulated wire," Jim reported. "S«?ms to go down through- the floor." He pried with the blade. "More than one wire," he said. "Maybe we can trace it below," Mark said. "It might be part of an old radio aerial." "Do you think Eddie Stone used this tower room?" "Perhaps," Mark said, "but we know for sure he wasn't up here last night. And someone was. Nash's little traps prove that, even if you want to discount the steps we heard on that stairway." • • • HPHERE were n* signs of wires in Nash's apartment, although there was a handy bit of molding which might have concealed them. Richards, however, was not ready to do any carpeft- try work until he saw some good reason. In the Stone apartment a similar bit of molding was in a corresponding position, but Mark was more concerned with the three people. A husband and wife who showed signs of strain and a father who, though still numbed with shock, seemed to have collected himself to • great extent. And none of the three would admit to having heard any sound during the night which would have told of occupancy of tho overhead apr.rlmont. "Mayor Stone, I'll express my sympathy. And then I'll ask some questions. Questions which have to do with the death of your son." The bluntness cleared the air. It brought out into the open the things all present were thinking, and it gave the father a composure he had been lacking. "I'll answer anything I can," Mayor Stone said. "I don't understand Eddie's part in it. But I'm willing to take an oath that if Eddie did anything wrong he .was led into it by someone else. You—know about my son. He was handicapped mentally. His mind had never grown to keep pace with the growth of his body. But he was a good boy. I thought he was a happy boy." Richards nodded. "You said that Eddie must have been led into this by someone else. Do you have a*iy idea, any faint suspicion even, who that someone else could be?" "Lieutenant Richards,** Stone 'said, "I have no idea. More than that. I can't even imagine what sort'of person would be capable of such a thing. I can't imagine anyone being that foul. How could anyone use my boy like that?" • * • TT sounded stilted, it sounded A sincere, and to Jim it sounded as if the mayor were keeping something back. "Could you tell us if there was anything different about your son lately?" Mark asked. "No. No, I wouldn't say so. I told you he was—happy. He— was a great one for games, good about amusing himself during the times I had to be away." "Did you know he had been playing garage at the old filling station which belongs to Mr. Hughes—to Chief Hughes?" "No. I didn't know about that Eddie loved secrets. He could keep them too. He . . ." Mayor Stone nearly broke down when he realized the exact truth of his statement Eddie Stone had kept a secret, kept it until death had stopped any possibility of his telling. §• 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 Hubbard Hardware Pbone 2015 NEED PAINT? We can Save You Money Pittsbun? 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