The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 11, 1953 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 11, 1953
Page 11
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FRIDAY, SEPT. 11, 1958 oui BLTTHI1VTLLE (ARK.) COUHTER NEWS GRSAT CAESAR, MARTHA/ t*ESS/WA«ER ? f £H6 DWELLS FAR OVER <PN THE REMOTEST OPTOWN.ALMOST A DAYS TREK/-"- AMD I'VH THOUGHT UP A gl(5 HONOR FOR Y0u,£iR KNIGHT/ t AM AMBASSADOR TO REPRESENT MS-^ FIRST ASSIGNMENT WILL Be A MISSION TO MY DRESSMAKER AKlD THE GROCER'S -~ .THIS OFFICIAL PAPER WILL EXPLAIM POTATOES, SUGAR, ORAN6 FLOUR •— tJOI SEMBLE A , ,-,,,.T/TWO-TOM YOU PlrJ US D0WM.TH& ANSWER IS YES = ?-// K* TWENTY YEARS ONES NEVERMIND HOW MUCH i &ar IN TH 1 6AWK/ EATIN'"8UT I <30T V SENSEJ THE OTHER TO / TO PIE --ANP DEOPANy ./ SPOOK SBZ MINUTE FOR J fW'G IK RB»«ON OPPOSITE < WHY THEY cirVVB REASONS.' h ELEPHANTS FOUR LE6S" TH6V CARRY SHOP VAUP6VILLE ,'^.... H ... £&!&£!£> Ill £ ee I U JlrtW, <5<ZAS YOUR HAT! we've . 60TTA 66T OUT OR' The Book Exchange offers To huy or trade jour old boolcs. For sale, good books at low prices, jj-yo order any new book for you. »oxed greeting cards and sift wrappings. Unique place cards made to •rder. Alex and Elizabeth Shelby 903 W. Main FARM LOANS LOW RATE NO FEES OR STOCK J. W. MEYER 1st National Bank Bldf. BlythcTllle, Ark. Phones: Office 2261 Residence 8661 In Ajsodatfon with "Sparkled" Champagne Ddm Perignon, a Benedictine -•--•• \-~-~ th" man who put the sparkle Intd champagne. Frenchmen still salute the good monk's statue in the city of Rheims. DELIVERY SERVICE PhoM 4507 H.»n. I a.m. t* It p.m. vttk OtHTiry to T f.m. WOODS DRUG STORE , Ml KTut Main St Parts and Supplies for All Cars, Trucks and Tractors W~H O L E 8 A L E Quick Relief for MUSCULAR ACHES T«t STANBACK yourself , . . teb- Ut> w powdw* . . . againtl any preparation you'r* »T« u»«d. TRUSSES Spring or Elastic Abdominal Belts Kirby Drug Stores RADIATOR WORK • Boiled Out • Repaired • Flo Tested • Re-cored ALL WORK Guaranteed Grovers Body'& Radiator Shop 908 CI. Lake Are. Pho. 6981 Television— Tonite, Tomorrow WMCT, Memphis. Channel 5 0 The Goldbergs 0 1st Person 0 Big Story 0 Talent Patrol 0 Cavalcade of Sports 5 Greatest Fights 0 Nothing But The Best 0 News Reporter Tonight in Sports Weather Names the Sams Four Star Playhouss News Masquerade Party Film Featurette Sign Off "She was- born right after the truce—I guest she'll never know what an exciting age I lived in!" PRICKLIS AND HIS FRIINDS IF I DOMT GET THE DOOGH i WONT SE ABLE TO LlVg THIS TOWN / ZIP; LET i,\e OUT OF HERE! YOU'RE DRIVING LIKE A MAD MAN! VHAT'S THE MATTEC WITH YOU ?.'YOU WANNA SET US KILLED? FOR RENT MOVIE CAMERAS and PROJECTORS All New Kodak Equipment Offered in a Large Selection BARNEYS DRUG STORE 2006 W. Main Phone 3647 Changed Status After the revolution of 1830, Louis Philippe was recalled to the throne, as "King of the French," to show that he reigned, not by his own right, but by the will of the people. ROSE'S by Margaret Millar THB STORYi Rose French, (or 1hc Hllcut films. found lie no rented by wllletl Cuodfleld. Pn ; lift Cnn" 11 " Greer fnun [ markn nl vtolrncr. In her i fvcre nix pontcnrllM niidrcs i Krnnk Cl^tle, nlin !* n IT worker at the Dicnlnl h clinic. III "yHERE were two pictures of Rose in the paper. One Frank had seen before on the wall ol Rose's room, taken when Rose was about 40. The «econd was a scene from 'an early movie showing Rose virtuously resisting the advances of a sleek young man identified as Dwight Hamman, the second of her five husbands. Rose hat! mentioned only three of her husbands to Frank; the other two came as a surprise. He experienced an even greater surprise when he read the account of her death According to police estimates. Rose had died about noon on Monday He phoned Greer immediately, and after dinner he drove down to the white stone building that contained the police offices and Jhe city Jail. The grounds of the Juilding were kept immaculate by a .volunteer jail crew made up mostly of petty thieves, drunks^nd non-support cases. Grcer took a pipe out of his pocket and put it in the corner of his mouth. He didn't light it because there was no tobacco in the pipe. He used it as ai^prop, for chewing on, tapping his desk, scratching the side of his neck, or emphasizing a point he was inaking. "You mentioned over the phone that you'd seen her recently." "On Sunday, late in the morning. 1 went to her boarding house. The landlady, a Mrs. Cushman, had called me and so I went to try and straighten her oul." "And that's all you wanted to I 1«J kr Wotjonl Mfer. UuJ t, tk« pvblilim, london Horn. Inc. DutrhuM kf NCA Svnic* "Not quite all," Frank said "At 3 o'clock Monday afternoon Rose called me on the phont and told me she had a job and was leaving town." "It couldn't have happened," Greer said. "By that time she'd been dead for three hours o more." "Some mistake's been made. "Perhaps by you." "Perhaps, but I don't think so Take a look at this." He brought out the card Rose had sent him and tossed it on the desk. "It's postmarked 6:30 p. m." f^REER tapped the card with his pipe. "Why the picture and no message?" "One of Rose's little jokes When she told me she was leaving town to take a job, I asked her to keep in touch with us so we'd know she was all right" "What kind of job?" "As a housekeeper. That was her story anyway." "Didn't you believe it?" "1 did yesterday. Now I don't know. Maybe it wasn't Rose on '.he phone yesterday afternoon. E'm no specialist on voices, but it certainly sounded like her and things she said were typically Rose. And it it wasn't Rose, who was it?" 'A close friend, a woman who knew her well and knew, too, ibout her connection with you." "What would be the point of such i call?" "I can only guess," Greer 'said. 'Rose was already dead and the woman didn't want it known 'erhaps she intended merely to 'alsify the time of death, or perhaps Rose wasn't meant to be ound at all—it w*s to be a disappearance." "But there was no attempt ttr idc the bodr. She was tound n somebody's back yard where he couldn't possibly be missed." "I know." Greer said heavily "It'.' a funny case. If there wa.« iavolvad. find a reason for all the shenanigans. Rose had $1 in a savings account, checking account overdrawn as of last Saturday, and the only jewelry she hadn't pawned or sold was the wedding ring she was wearing, a plain gold band initialed RF, HD." "I know the ring. It was from her first marriage, when she was 16." Captain Greer nodded. Frank said, "Who did the autopsy?" "Dr. Severn," Captain Greer said irritably. "The woman died of a heart attack yesterday around noon. The heart was badly damaged and half again normal size." 'No question of murder then?" '"THERE wouldn't b« It she'd b«en found dead in bed. As things are—" he spread his iiands. "It would be easy enough to kill someone with a bad heart condition—a shock, a soft pillow over the face—there are lots of ways it could have been done." "As far as I'm aware, Rose lad no intimates during recent years, friends or enemies." "And before that?" "She must have had hundreds of both. She was aggressive. It was easy for Rose to make 'riends, and just as easy to drop them. Lately she'd make a fetish of independence. I think probably Miriam and I were the closest thing to a friend she had n this town, except perhaps her andlady, Blanche Cushman." "How much did she confide in 'Oil?" "Just what she wanted to. I had no idea, for instance, that he had a heart condition. She never mentioned her health, her ige or her family. She talked reely about three of her five husbands, but I didn't even know bout the other two until I read onight's paper." "There were five, all right. I iad one of the boys check with he publicity department of her Id studio. She divorced three of hem, one was killed in a sailing ccidcnf, and one of them committed suicide." JX* Be CeatfBMili When its time To Repaint You'll sav% money by selecting good paint. Good paint lasts longer and the lonjei tnter- Tftls between painting lower* your annual cost. We recant mend VANE - CALVERT Palnti, made by "America's Oldest Mixed Paint House." Phone 4552 and we wiU figure the cost and recommend a good painter. E. C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. Television SERVICE ANY MAKE PA Sjstrmj fir Sale or Rent PHILCO FACTORY SERVICE BlayTock's N. Hirhw.T «i Ph. 1171 I'M NOT SO SURE I'M HAPPY ABOUT MR. BOTTS AND HIS BABY! WALDO! HOW CAN S <OU SAY SUCH A DREADFUL THING? V / TELLS HER RANCE OP HBT 9KUSH WtTH PEAIH 9UT WHEN THE PAK REACH THE COTTAI5E... I KNOW IT WAS HERE WHEN I LEFT/ YOU CAN SEE YWBZE IT WAS &VWEPPEP/SOVIE'- ONE RJESNTWANTMY SWHONy PMISHEPA-- OF COUKSEj moSzAWTjJcrvVVwf] YOUK WOKK^\ ABOUT THE BRUSH MEANS 6VEEV-J FIR6 SEHM7 THIS THINS TO SOUACOTTASE LAST ?UT PDMT YOU I WEEK? IP IT HAP THKJK YOU'RE/ SPREM? 3EFOKE seiwe-- j~~r SOMEONE CHANCEP TO PASS BY.. •NISHT.. F-t-l-M-T, aw**. , x COIMkOTlOfJ MM1TIHS 6&CK HERE . 'NOW FOE Y0UR\ OUTSIPE?/TO LOOK fOK r> B«l Bopy BEIVUTIFUL^™^^ WHOSE uwdeite t PONT EYEM KHOtl! wire we! f\ Mli THERE YOU ARE! YOU) Of ML THE NERUE COIfE \aOT T» WROMS B^S-v'B^f^aw6 |U HERE aer HIM OUT A.rOMCE!i IT TOOK FOUK / IF YOU'D CAKE W U6t OUR emovEss'trur TO THROW H!W VON THE SIDE STRlff-. OUT. WOW HE 15 WWTIHS OM TH' CURB! GOOD USED FURNITURE 1. Wfc-cari give you more fot youi used furniture on new. 2. If you want to buy Rood awd furniture we will hart It 3. If yon want to scl) uiei! furniture we will buy It. In tny of the three cases we would like the opportunity of figuring with you. Through, our liberal allowanc* fot used furniture on new we htfe accumulated the largest stock of used furnlturt In our history. We Pay Cash For Used Furniture We Invite joti to flslt our ustri furniture department on the «coad floor. Alvin Hardy FURNITURE CO. 113 E. Main ph. M«Z YEP! WXI DONE WRONG, 1 TOROW1NS WAY TH 1 1 1 SOT TO GO FIND, STRAPPINGS OF AN DID I HEAR YOU SAY, \ OFFICE YOU WERE ~ " WEEK'S <X STUFF ) HOLDING ONLY AS ^1 THROWED AWAY? ^ A SUBSTITUTE: WELL.OKAX YOU'RE RISKT; t ] SUPPOSE, BUT ' WHW IF I CAN'T FIND WHERE I PUT HIS CLOTHES? THAT WOULD BE A PRETTY SERIOUS SITU#riON...BUT VOU'U HAFTASO TO TH' W17ER FDR , IS IT \ GOOP SEWOUS? ) THING YA CALLED ME, ELMER! YALL 6ET MY BILL IN TH 1 MORNING. 1 MORVtV TOSTOtttCt, SCOTT i ml ty »«!...«.. i~. T. ». «-i u, i MI. on " 11 , f; .», jnr~

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