The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 12, 1953 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 12, 1953
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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, IDM ~OV* BOARDIN€ MOUSE — with Major Hoopl, BLYTHBVTLLE (ARK.) PAGE SEVKN PftKKLK AN* MM FftHHOi OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams / POOB. TIMES ' AROUND 7H' BUXKAMP THEEE GOES A LAt?V OUT AMD FOOK1PHCR k KEVRIOHT AWAV--WOW.' 1 BE FORE V WHAT A EVERYBODY I BREAK/ TH'FIRST TOOTIM BEHINP 3A50M/.I AVOST HAVE HAD SEVERAL HUMORED DOLLARS/, — WHO'D EVER A HlDS A MEASLY TWO DOLLAR6?~~ YOO MAY KEEP rr FOR YOUE PAIMS/ C*H OtS 05 IT, MISTAH MAJOR? 1 CJ66 0eTRACTED IT FROM. D|5 CORPSE'S • euu&T/--HOVIEVER, ALL IT ME 15 frfO FROG5KINS, iM S4YS you DOME ruckeo AVJAY A LARSSR gUMDLS WHILST SOD WAS SLACKED OUT.' DIVE SHE CAME UP WITH TH tCSVOUT OF THAT BAO. THEM FOR. W YW. BOOK' , SHE 5AID. 'HERE'S YOUK- PIH, rWCHIMO- WE'RE RUN DOWN i" SO WLT TAKES IT IT , , To BUWMY UMOS JUST KERSLASHED WITH 6RUCE/ SO NOW MICX3E IS WEAwne BRUCE? WUAT DID FLO SAY TO MILT JANE MOOSE (SAL- MOST WHEN VOU'P L-. - TO LIVE FOREVSR, «;»£•, NOW YOU'VE SPOILED ITALL/THI5TLE... I COULP'VE — I'M THISTLE ...I'M TUB PEAL MASTER <?F THIS WE'D I6NOKE THE "How'd he get downstairs »o fast?" YOUB TEYIN6 TO ESCAPE , PIP , YOU,W6LKIrJ? WHAfS HARDER FDR HIM TO X LATER STEVE JAMESON NOT X OVERCOME IS HIS FEELING THAT X ' ONLY LOST HIS ABM, PAMAPEOPLE ARE SORRY POR HIM. EVT WITH IT A CAREER AS A I YOU'RE THE ONE TO 6ET .HIM. CONCERT VOJNIST. "WAT WAS A j[ BACK ON THE RI6HT TRACK/ CRUEL BLOW, BUT HEU. 6ETOV6R IT. OH, PAW, A 03U6 OONES P«ONEO...\:mM*S,FUl.l3< < NOT ONCE BUT FOUR TIMES/ mas)Bini~.l KKtl VOU TO CALL HIM BACK. A THINK I'LL BOTH6RT (Continued from Page 6) Television- Slightly uaed—30 ft. house trailer. •ill modern conveniences, aluminum •construction. 3 beds, gas range, elec- Itrlc hot water heater, gas heat. Bargain •for your housing ..problem. Giveaway ?rlce ?1495.00, Will trade. Horner Wilson. 12.12 cfc tl Strayed Spotted horse about 8 years old. • WelghB 1100 Ibs. Paul Bytum. Ph. 4404. 12;8 ok II Wanted to Rent 200 to 400 acres or good land, have Ipleuty of new equipment, also can finance BeU. Call 3142 or write P. O Bo* 799, Bly.. Ark. 12]8 ck 22 Wanttrf to Buy We Buy Fur & Pecans Highest Prices Paid Joe Hester's Groc. So. Hiway 61 Ph. 2632 12(1 pk 111 RHEUMATIC ARTHRITIC VICTIMS Oifwwl Fate MefFron PJJ M A j y en Will 3«l»] Ent«Hc Co*ted Tablet. Qulcfc. not nauM»tc. Reduca, u "| c 1°^; K quick, Jpntrer InittinK rejipf to dwn- KIRBY DRUG STORES 'rompt DELIVERY SERVICE Phone 4507 Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. with Delivery to 7 p.m. WOODS DRUG STORE 221 Weal Main St. Buy Your ELECTRIC TRAIN Complete With All Accessories • Light Fixtures & Appliances x . • Complete Wiring Service • Free Estimates Gladly Furnished Serving Blytheville Since 1920 Walpole Electric Co. Day Phone 3371 Night Phones 4641-2527 FUEL OIL G. 0. POETZ OIL CO. "/ Sell That Staff" Phone 2089 Office & Bulk Plant-Promised Land THE ANGELS FELL XXI T)EN HELM'S mild brown eyes searched my face. "Mrs. Larkin knows law. She used to be her husband's law secretary. She would know that her chance for a sell-defense plea was excellent." "Yes." I muttered. "Assuming that she was foolish enough to go into hiding instead of claiming self-defense, she would have used those records to hush it up. She would have got in touch with Maudson some days ago and put pressure on him. Her actions show thai she has a lot of confidence in what the records cnn accomplish." • He took out the lighter, ran a thumb along the metal, then discarded it for the matches. "The only sensible explanation of her disappearance is that she's dead." , I sat down on Joey's bed. A silence hung between us. I felt •;I had to break it or choke. "That's Huss Handy's theory," I said. "He told me. Several others ^believe the same. They're sure .that Mrs. Larkin would have used the records if she were • alive. You can't because i'. eventually her body is found the fact • that you possessed the records ;!would mean you were the last to .see her alive. Not Maudson and Congressman Rahn and that '.smart daughter of his. plus all the political pull in the slate, could fix a double killing." .'. I said: "So that's why they're '•convinced I have the records." •J "Uh-huh. She came here to , v bring them to you, so cither you .-have them or she has. If she's 'dead, that leaves you." -i "You said that's what some ..people believe. What do you bc- "lieve?" ' "I'm keeping an open mind." . He was the first one of them *iho had been honest with me— "more or less, anyway. He was u » cop of sorts, but he was a nice by Bruno 1 fisc/ier guy. It would tfe comforting to have him on my side. He started to go then, but he stopped at the door for a parting shot. "You realize how far you've got Martha Paley into this." There was nn doubt about it— he scared me. Nobody else had even remotely connected Martha with the murder. "What about her?" I said. "I'm not sure. Mrs. Larkin's maid told me that a woman called her. all night Thursday the night of the murder, and well into the morning. The same voice, she said, calling herself Mrs. Van something. This morning I checked toll calls from West Amber to Raventon at the telephone exchange. That night Miss Paley made quite a number." He waited for comment, and 1 uttered the first words that entered my head. "What did she say?" "That she wanted to ask Mrs. Larkin if she could take your son on a vacation." He smiled pleasantly and added: "Three months ofl, but evidently she couldn't wait till next day." "She's impulsive." "Uh-huh. She put it that she was a creature of impulse. You got together on your lines. On what else did you get together?" I said: "I'm shaving. You can hang around if you want to." • • • AN my desk there was a fat ^ tabloid. It was folded open to page four and there was a two- column photo o! Dina under a head that said, "D.A.'s WIFE SOUGHT IN HUSBAND'S MURDER," and then two columns of story. I thrust the paper aside and told mysclt to get down to work, and I saw Martha coming into the office. The phone rang. "He's right here," Mrs.. Fleming said into the phone and turned her head. "A long dis- tancu call for you, Paul." Martha spun in her swivel chair. Her lips formed a silent word. Dina! It was a man's voice, precise and vibrant saying, "Mr. Flagg? This is Dr. Champion of Carr- mount School." All at once my stomach was hollow. "Yes?" "Did Joey communicate with you this morning?" "No. What is it?" "I hesitated to call you. Mr. Flagg. I doubt if there is reason to be alarmed, but I feel—" "What happened to Joey?" I felt rather than saw Martha rise from her desk. • • • nn. CHAMPION cleared his •"-' throat. "Joey hasn't been seen since the 10 o'clock game period. He didn't appear for lunch, and now at a quarter past one. . . " I. just sat there holding the phone. "Joey Is a stable, responsible boy." the school director said. "He's not the type to simply wander off. Mr. Flagg, did he have anything on his mind when you brought him back last night?" •No." The word was » croak. 'As I said, there is no reason tn be alarmed, but I believe it my duty to communicate with the police." I burst out like something exploded inside me. "Never mind the police." A police hunt might panic the kidnaper, might drive him to do something drastic to Joey. This was my job. Saturday afternoon In my apartment I had said what I would do. "Mr Flajg, as director of the school Joey is my responsibility. I believe it advisable to communicate with the police." • "Listen," I said. "I have close friends in Crolon. They have a son his age and yesterday he told me he was anxious to visit him. I think that's where he went. Hold off until I call you back." It was • clumsy lie, but Dr. Champion wouldn't know how clumsy. He sounded relieved. 'Very well. Mr. Flags." (To Bt Continued) Ton ite, Tomorrow i WMCT. Memphis, Channel SATURDAY NIGHT, DEC. 12 6:00 Kamar of the Jungle 6:30 Lone Ranger 7:00 Bonino 7:30 Amateur Hour 8:00 Show of Shows 9:30 Pride of the Family 10:00 Wrestling 11:00 News 11:10 Amateur Night at the Handy 12:05 Sign Off SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13 10:15 Previews & News 10:30 Excursion 11:00 Frontiers of Faith 11:30 Industry On Parade 11 :45 Captain Hartz 12:00 Zoo Parade 12:30 MacBeth 2:00 Man of the Year 3:00 Letter from Lewis 3:15 Nature of Things 3:30 Ethel & Albert 4:00 Roy Rogers 4:30 Range Riders 5:00 Meet the Press 5:30 Stu Erwin 6:00 Paul Winchell 6:30 Mr. Peepers 7:00 Comedy Hour 8:00 TV Playhouse 9:00 Racket Squad 9:30 My Favorite Story 10:00 News 10:10 Weather 10:15 To Be Announced 10:30 Story Theatre 11:00 Colonel Flack 11:30 Sign Off MONDAY, DECEMBER 14 7:00 Todny 7:25 News 7:30 Today 7:55 News 8:00 Today 8:25 News 8:30 Today 8:55 Morning Meditation 9:00 Ding Dong School 9:30 Glamour Girl 10:00 Hawkins Falls 10:15 Three Steps to Heaven 10:30 Strike It Rich 11:00 Slorybnd 11:15 Love of Life ' 11:30 Shopping At Home 12:00 News 12:15 Farm News 12:30 Garry Moore 1:00 Komemakers Program 1:30 Search for Tomorrow 1 :45 Guiding Light 2:00 Big Payoff 2:30 Kate Smith 3:00 Welcome Travelers 3:30 On Your Account 4:00 Atom Sqund 4:15 Gabby Hayes 4:30 Howdy Doody 5:00 Mr. Single 5:05 Slim Rhodes 5:20 News & Weather 5:30 Stars on Parade 5:45 Hartoons 6:00 Evening Serenade 6:15 News Reporter 6:30 To Be Announce.! • B:45 News Caravan 7:00 Name That Tune 7:30 Voice of Firestone 8:00 Cisco Kid 8:30 Robert Montgomery 9:30 Badge 714 10:00 Wrestling :0:30 News 0:40 Weather !0:45 Man vs. Crime :i:l5 TV Theatre 2:15 Sign Off NATURAL GAS Heating and appliances. 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