The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 9, 1954 · Page 15
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 15

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 9, 1954
Page 15
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FRIDAY, APRIL 9, PAQB OUR BOARDING HOUSE — with Major Hoop It 6UT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams VEH. HE NEVER LETS i FEEL TOO TH' PRESIPEWT OF TH' OUTFIT 30ST 6AMED re VC?DR6£LF A FACIAL OF 6(7ATeR / NOTHIN' KNOCKS TH STUFFY IMPORTANCE OUT OF A GUY SO QUICK AS TH' MOW IKJ HIS UTT4.e PEW OFF TH' OFFICE/ , MARTHA/YOUR PtflCE Of THE MACHINE *cn*» /MINin Vr>i\ T'/U Mryv^ """ x NC CI?L/I '"^ I'-'tsiH •C?U-**-WINU UAJ.lM NC/T lM r-.—o \js- tl \ , i-v.i AC?/-w^T• X (M6 OUT FOE THAT PHI i - /-S\ ^°^ "-^ "* MOW A5DOT .(NO UUI fUk THAT PHIL /^\ A 5NJORE C OJC£RTO ^ ^ NOW,MY DEAR,TEA AMD / ^ I TO PRODUCE THE ? TO ME FOR A\Y TV 1 CANT CLOSE ENOUGH TO SEE <3OOP/ GIVE ME A HANJP WITH THIS- CORN rve SOT AM IDEA AN' HAP TO SHAVE HIS HEROES ARE MAPE-KXTT BORM s... &VT fee. SOME APE TWiC?i I'VE A HUNCH T«4«vifion — Tonight Tomorrow — WMCT Channel 5. WMCT Channel 6 Friday N%ht, April B 6:00 Evening Serenade 6:15 News Beporter «:30 Eddie Fisher 6:45 News Caravan 7:00 Dennis Day 8:00 Big Story 8:30 Range Bider 9:00 Cavalcade of Sports 10:00 9:45 Greatest Fights 10:30 10:00 Loretta Young 11:00 10:30 News 11:30 10:40 Weather 12:00 10:45 Hollywood Movie 12:30 11:45 Sign Off 12:45 3:00 Saturday. April 10 3:30 fi:15 News & Meditation 4:30 9:30'Ed McConnell 5:00 Captain Midnight Pride of Southland Film Featurette Quiz 'em on the Air Cowboy G-Men Warm Up Baseball To be announced Super Circus Treadwell Band To be announced 5:30 6:00 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00 9:30 10:00 11:00 11:10 12:05 My Little Margie Talent Patrol Lone Ranger Splice Jones Amateur Hour Show of Shbwa Hit Parade Wrestling News & Weather Amateur Night Sign Off CORRUGATED METAL CULVERT PIPE Automatic Flood Gate* Concrete Ciilvwt Tile Concrete Septic Tanks Metal Septic Tanks Best Prices — Prompt Delivery Webb Culvert Tile Co. t Hifhway 81 at State Line Phone 8414 Longest Covered Span Old Blenheim bridge^ across Schoharie creek, at North Blen- heim. N. Y., is said to be the world's longest covered single-span wooden bridge, and is 232 feet long. 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 Guaranteed Witch Cleaning ,3 36 Hour Service 50 Watch is completely disassembled, machine cleaned, piv- yte polished, hairspring adjusted. Two Watehmokm Thompson Jewelers lf4 W. MAIN Next Door to Wade Fwn. BE SAFE—CLEAN EEFORE 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 FRECKLES AND HIS FRIENDS . Al-^*O^NOOM KtMDA SUOW ) AMD i' HAVINT „ n , i WROTFM A 806 - f 1 TICKET/ SAVE Toufc 6 AS, 6oe / nt> "W«r A ROCKET TD CATCH UPlbTHAT WWAT \ I DIDNT WAS IVsee IT/ THAT "Look at the streak* on her fac« and that droopy hair! Is that what happejnt to all oretty girl* in the rain?" ELLI'WGLMDTO SEE YOUKE SO UNDECGTANDiNG WELL/ SO YOU FINALLY DECIDED TO FWOC 1 US WITH VOUP / IT'S nso GCWIPYING TO KKJCW uw PLEfcfiiMTLV FOG ESCQCTT THAI you WAS MASSING 9O PLEfcfiiMTLV FOG NOU WO VOUe It Takes Only 1 Day ... For Us To Do Your Roll Film! We >Uso Specialize In • Wedding Photos • Graduation Photos • Persona liztd Photos BEE GEE PHOTO SERVICE 106 S- First St. — Phone 8637 romp I DELIVERY SERVICE Phone 4507 Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. with Delivery to 7 p.m. WOODS DRUG STORE 221 West Main St. XXV cats moved unwillingly from their station by the front ."door to let Mark Richards .push jth« belL Vern Bruce opened it, snd ths cs-53 rushed in, nearly iwpsetting Mark m their dash. "You're late," Bruce said *ternly. It took a moment for the (two men to realize he was speaking not to them but to the cats. '-"Whole routine upset Come in, eats, and get your beakfast" It seemed to Jim that the to- ,-ritation or order was completely unnecessary, since the cats were jalready parading through the ifront room to the small kitchen. Vern Bruce led them farther Into the room. "Sit down, please. !I take it I was right about trou- !ble at Mansfield's? Noticed considerable activity over there. Ambulance too, wasn't there?" Mark said, "I think you're in trouble, Bruce. Just how much, il don't know as yet" "Well, trouble and I are no artrangers. But, I don't see why this is anything to me. In the E ay of trouble, I mean. Unless nng your civic duty gets one in cubic." "Ga»lord-Mansfield was shot earlier %his morning. Shot twice. He's in critical condition.* "That so? I thought I heard a couple of shots. Matter of fact that's what got me up. I thought my next-door friend was shooting at my cats." "You admit hearing the shots now?" "I heard something. I went to see." "Has your neighbor shot »t your cats before?" "No. Not that I know about for sure. Matter of fact, Mana- fjcld is more the poison type. He scattered stuff around his yard. But the cats are pretty smart that way. At least my cats are. No, I don't even know that •Mansfield had a gun." "How about you?" "Nooe. Don't UM lh«m.* Ht said it in the same way a nonsmoker refuses a cigaret, "I want to search your house," Richards said. "I'll get a warrant if you insist." "Search , away," Bruce said. 'Td appreciate it though if you'd leave the kitchen to the last. Until Tardy, Leppy, Nephew and Snowface get through breakfast" • • * TIM sat on the davenport, J watched the search without great expectations. Something in Vern Bruce's manner spoke clearly of assurance if not of innocence. "You mentioned your cat Lep- py before this morning." "Yes. Leppy's short for Leprechaun. Born on St Patrick's day. Five years ago." "He's the one Mansfield wanted to borrow?" Vern Bruce's whole face hardened. He took off his fancy bifocals, and cleaned their lenses on the tail of his shirt pulled from the top of his pants. When he finally spoke, his voice was controlled, normal. "That's right." "What sort of an experiment was it?" Jim insisted. "Or didn't he tell you?" "He told me all right He told me, and he showed me the rig he'd made. We were still speaking then — or at least I was speaking. He'd made some sort of a fancy maze, a series of wire tunnels with wide passages. The whole thing about 20 feet long. Lots of work. His idea was to put Leppy in one end and some food at the other. Then he'd see how long it would take the cat to get to the food without making errors and getting into side passages. He had a bunch of wires rigged up, so Leppy would get a shock every time he took a wrong turn. 1 * "And you refused?" Vern Bruce smiled, and another scar line in his left cheek appeared. "I told Mansfield I'd build a little bigger maze and star* him off at one end. In fact, I even offered to squeeze him into the end of the maze he'd already built" "Did he get angry?" Bruce rubbed his jaw. "No. 1 can't say he did. Actually, I'd say he was surprised more than anything. I honestly don't believe he knew what I was making * fuss about To him, Leppy was just something handy he wanted to borrow. No doubt he'd have been sporting enough to -eplace Leppy if he'd been damaged." "Is Mansfield interested to psychology?" "Hard to tell. His main interest is his writing. What he wrote, I don't know. I do know I've never seen anything of his published. And he stopped sending out manuscripts the last few years. Got tired of the postman making cracks about his getting them back, 1 guess. 1 * "The postman? That'd be Elmer Thorpe?" "You know Elmer? I used to hear him joshing Mansfield about his rejections." "Did he ever ta& to you much?" "Talk? Oh, I see what you mean. Not even when he wanted to borrow Leppy. He had the whole thing written out" • • • VTARK RICHARDS came in • L *- througl the kitchen earry- in 0 the huge ball of heavy twine. You said this was yours?" "Said it looks like one of mine," Bruce agreed. "Any idea why it should have been lying in the path where we found it?" "Nope. Not unless somebody put it there." "Maybe you better get your hat and coat and come down to headquarters with us." Vern Bruce sat still. "Get i man here who likes cats to take care of my friends, and I don't mind." "And if I don't?" "Then you're the one who has trouble," Vern Bruce said simply. He waited a moment and then went on placatingly. "Why can't we do our talking here? Save trouble for both of ui." 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 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. Wanted To Buy $10,000 Worth of Used Furniture We pay e»sh or rive Hber»l ftllowanc* on new furniture. 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