The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 16, 1954 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 16, 1954
Page 13
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(ARK.) NtUlt - 6 THAT A HOCRlgLE A PIS- AJISHT/MARS 0R WHAT \AJOOLD CURDLE- OMS , 6LOOD/ ;AMD THAT AINiT WAt *yJ. TH' 6UV WHO LATi GETSTM' OF »T; TH' LOAFER*" I'M MINE UP THERE TOO/ EARLV TO FXRK THERE AK)D W*LK A MILE BACK/ KAW-KAW-VOU JUMP HsJ A PEEP LAKE.' HERE. ANP THERE'S TH' HELP THE REBEL VEU. TH&PIAHET >B£il*&n"H UNl^HAgL ev DEATH! 'I did tell her he was in conference, but this mu»t be his wife—she said 'wake him up!' M FtftCKLK AHft HW MUIMM FeiLOW, UNCLE LUCIUS/ L KNOW YOU'RE 60!M6Tb M** TWAT JOLLY LITTLE VEHKLK WM6M 1 60, BUT CHW Ut>/ ^^, CARRY ON/ j OLD WAY Tb TOUR, K. DCAuauR* / ,* \m\-y -• ** M*BS / /, T«m«rrow — WMCT Channel 5, & WHBQ Channel 13 WMCT GfcMMMl 8 Fitter Ml***, April U 6:00 Evening SereaMte 6:15 Nem Reporter 6:30 *Wlc PWher £:4* News Car&TMi 7:30 Life of Rllef 8:30 e«nt\»r IpiM 0-.QO Gav»lcfcde of aport 9:*S Grefttest Pljttt* Jp:qp Lorette loti&B »:}« Newt 1:15 New, * 9:90 Bd. McConnell 10:00 Ctptain Midnight l^SO Pride of (Southland ljL:<S) Film Feature 14:30 Quiz 'em on the Air l|:& Cowboy G-Men w-3b To be announced 14:{* Chicago vs. Cle»e. 3:3t Super Circus 4:30 Douglas Band 5:00 To Be announced 5:30 My Little Margie 6:<X To be announqpd 7:00 Spike Jones 7:30 Amateur Hour 8:QO Show of Show* 9:30 Hit Parade 10:00 Wrestling &:fy News & Weather li:lj Amateur night &:05 Sigd Off WHBQ Channel IS Friday Night, April 1C «:00 Western Theater 6:30 News 6:45 Perry Como 7:00 Mama 7:30 Topper 8:00 Ozzle and Harriet 8:30 Our Miss Brooks 9:00 My Friend Irma 9:30 Easter Parade 10:00 Weather 10:05 News 10:15 Bo You Know Why 10:30 Wrestling Saturday, April IT 8:45 Tops 10:00 Winkle Dink 10:30 Rod Brown 11:00 Big Top 12:00 Western 1:00 Western 2:00 Western Theater Theater Theater 3:00 Wesetrn Theater 4:00 Johnny Jupiter 4:30 Early Show S:45 Weather 5:50 News «:00 Dr. I. Q, 6:30 Beat the Clock 7:00 Jackie Gleason 8:00 Two Tor the Money 8:30 Favorite Husband 9:00 That's My Boy 9:30 Name's the- Sam* 10:00 Wrestling 11:00 Late Show TAJIK spfrne T Cfl&ti POOL NUCKLE* PIMM 146 Meocite, Ark. Watefa Cleaning Wafch fe eonpletel? etoa»ed, , hairspring TRIMPSeN Jiwilirs 114 W. MAIN Ne*t Boor to Waic Fun. SEAT COVERS Pketfc Coattd Fifcer $14.95 Saran Pfestic $21.95 Ingtaited Free—30 Minutes We Pickup & Deliver Gilbert's Auto Upholstery North Highway «1 Phone 6742 It Takes Only 1 Day ... For Ut To Do Your Roll Film! Wt Also Spec/a//*c In • Wt^Mig Photos • Graduation Photos • Nrsonaliztd Photos BEE GEE PHOTO SERVICE 106 S. First St. — Phone 8637 mate • pot of atrong coffee MI Mansfield's kitchen, and drank it Wack. He decided it was •afe, fomtf by Pardon's report to leave the manuscripts, and the forlorn hope Ifeer repre- Mnted to hkn. •The testimony erf Hash »nd Bruce supplied a reason for thoM wrenches. Mansfield did repair jobs, both plumbing and lectrical A man in his seven- ttiet, a writer of sorts, and yet a (man • who obviously enjoyed working wtth his hands. And yet Ifcere ws* the soundproofing job which had been done by Stone's •otnpeny. Jhn shrugged that aw«y- After •ft there was considerable difference between puttering and undertakinf a reconstruction job such a* that. Aa expensive re- Donstruction job. The coffee had cleared his bead, even while adding a de- lUchment, a feeling of unreality Itfaat made objects seem shim- inering and fluid. He left the dreggy c»p <» * e tonk, made certain tht fire was off in the gas stove, and found the flashlight the officer had left iwith him when the man went off duty. Jim felt no sense at guflt for the fact that he had held out on Mark Richards. Or rather, that he had diverted attention so Mark had not asked a really vital question. It was obvious, from the sheer chance which had brought Chief JDrover to his place of death, that his choice as victim had also been a matter of chance. Any well-known or wealthy man would have served the extor- tioner's purpose. Yet, according to testimony, the two monsters had been on the sidewalk in front of th* theater for a full 10 min- »-*.es. Why hid no other appropriate victim come along? The I was anyone in Colorado City had attended, with the possible exception of Peter Atwood who was so wedded to his bank. It had been sheer misfortune for Otto Drover, excellent fortune for the extortioner, that the one-time chief of police had come along. There remained an important matter to be cleared up about Eddie Stone. According to the autopsy report, the cut on Eddie's arm matched the bloodstain inside the sleeve of the jumper or smock. The same sleeve which also held traces of Otto Drover's blood. But if Eddie had actually done the stabbing, how could the person directing the macabre affair be certain that Eddie would kill with a single blow? • • • ryHE basement, with its rows of A bins, with its beams and projections, made strange and moving shadows as he walked quickly through. In the back yard, there was still more dark. He used his flash and went directly to the portion of the fence not hidden by the shed. He used a hold on the top of the fence, and a side of the shed to raise his head above the barrier. Bruce's house was dark, and there was no sound from it. Yet suddenly a darker shape loomed close before him, and he heard a rumbling sound. He had released his hold, dropped back into Mansfield's side of the fence, before he realized the sound came from a cat purring. A cat seated on the long plfcjk observation post for Bruce's pets. Jim could still feel inquisitive, unseen eyes when he walked along the ihed to its door. He used his flash at the door, found it locked. He retr«e«d hii iteps to the basement, found a three- foot length ol hall-inch pipe, returned to use it to pry the padlock from its hasp. Screw* came out of the wood with a pro'ssting splinter. The door binges creaked a little as he entered the shed workroom. He found the switch with th* aid of hi* flash, turned on th« lights. The whole room appeared to jump into his field of vision with the sudden illumination. 11 had not changed. Still the power tools at one end, and the miscellaneous pile of what seemed to be discarded articles at the other. With a long, cleared path in between. Jim went directly to the dressmaker's dummy, examined it carefully now. Jim wondered if it had belonged at one time to Mansfield's ex-wife. Somehow, from Mary Holt's description, he pictured her as a blonde Nordic type. A large woman. The dummy was a solid affair, fixed to a small platform which was on well oiled rollers. Jim turned it around. The back of the dummy was marred and scratched, the black felt which covered it was filled with holes. TIE ran his roughened hand over the material. The dummy itself was solid, but there was an opening cut from the back —just between the shoulders— covered only by the cloth. A strange sound reached Jim then. He moved swiftly back to the light switch, snapped it off. He waited, listening. He could hear nothing now but the movement of the breeze through leaves. He moved into the open doorway, and the extinguishing of the electric lights made the outside blackness even blacker. "Imagination," he told himself silently. He decided since he had come this far, he might as well go back into the apartment and get the oversized coat His foot found something soft, and he stumbled. An agonized wail or scream cut into his ears. He sensed rather than saw the darker hulk of fht springing figure. A heavy weight crashed into him. Strong fingers found his throat. In another instant he was fighting for his life, fighting someone who teemed to havt more than human strength. (To Be Continued) 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 HEADQUARTERS FOR PLAY EQUIPMENT Swings, Slides, Sand Boxes and Monkey Climbs Hubbard Hardware TUE WAY WE CWTCIED ON TONi5WT*BOUTM.Y BEING k -iU9TXSITOLOYOUTWE > \BUTIDONt&lA.K,\E <J FEW WWUTES LXTE...GOLLY, _-£ SEEN \ vo/o THINK: rr WAS \ 1- « &uxx> &OIL/ KEITH AND I ACE ^ GlVltOG VOU A KJUGU .1 BCOt>,W/OPENING/ DEFINITELY WS4ED | WE GWE \OUP F^CT IN TWE PUV TO MACTWA. WWNE.THEN VOU ttOWEO OUT 6CACEPULLV A>JD EVEN VOLUNTEB2ED TO DO TUE 9OUNO EFFECTSWHICH M Small Home Loans Available now. No FHA requirements if you own your lot and have a small down payment Five years to pay. E. C. Robinson Lbr. Co. PRISCILLAl EAT YOUR 1 DON'T LOOK WELL, PRISCILLAS J NO,MA'M! 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