The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 14, 1953 · Page 15
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December 14, 1953

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 15

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 198* BIHTHR'VILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS PAGE FIFTEEN OUR BOARDING HOUSE — with M«ier HoopU OUT OUR WAY By J. R. William* *S£- •THAT HftS POSSIBILITIES.' eSAO.TWieeS.'/WUAlR-TRISGe* MIMD 1 v&JCOULbSfMD 16 VOlleVIKto R&PID-PIR6!~UM( MArtYj^ WRWR^T BV CHILDREN ARE SKEPTICAL ABOUT ^^teREWRDS KRIS KRIrJSL6~MOvJ ABOUT M6, AS ^ WftKIN6 KECORD6 (?ECORDlMS A CHAT fcAR£WT6, TO 56 PLAYfiD FOB. •- LITTLE SMAI2T-ALECK6 T OVEEHeAE AFTER tHEV"l2E WITH Tn& KIDS, TOO— FOOL -me PARESIS. SUT IT DOES $OON)D DAiJSeROUSLY ' Uk'e WORK / BOBU TMIETV VCAC6 TOO 500W MMT A SENSATION •SHE'P BE A^ A VOCALIST WITH AW H6P- CAT9! SHE'P $ENPAWOC>C7Ert ANOTHER MAKTlAN FPEI6HTE£ONA EAETHWAPP DEBIT SHOW WELKIN sate OfTHEAKTrSTP'OF OUIZ.PIIZATEnZO- WAIT TILL IN A MOPE A& THE SKIPPER. OF THIS CRAFT, I HAVE ASWELLA5S4I* THE LIVES OP MV Television- When frightened, the mother woodcock, often flies off with 8 chick held between her legs. 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Everybody knew where Willie Shad lived; it was the showpiace of the coun- fry. I saw nobody on the way, bul when 1 reache;! the house 1 heart Voices in the distance. 1 walkec around to the rear of the house At the foot of the knoll was the swimming poo), now empty, and a couple of tennis courts and a handball court. Two men were playing handball and a woman sat on a chair watching them. At that distance I could recognize Willie Shad by his thick hairy figure. The weather had turned cooler since morning, the sky was overcast, but all he wore were shorts and sneakers. The woman, a Heshy blond noticed me first and said something to him, and he stopped playing and peered at me. I'd been walking down to the court; I was close enough to see him simper. He took off his handball gloves. Rubbing Ms bare chest with a towel, he came toward me. I put my hand on the gun in my jacket pocket. The gun was very big, filling the pocket, making it sag. 1 waited where I was as Willie Shad plodded up to me. "I kind o( thought you'd come," he said, stretching out a hand. "How you been?" My palm sweated on the gun; my finger itched on the trigger. "Where can we talk?" I said. He pulled back his rejected hand and used it to scratch his chest. He wasn't offended. "Plenty of room in the house," he snid. i walked nt his side, but not close to him. When we mounted the colored flagstone terrace he stopped. "The briefcase hi your car?" •I haven't got It." He simpered and resumed walking. We entered the house through a glass door leading in from the terrace. The walls of that huge room were mostly windows from ceiling to floor except for the white-brick fireplace. Every bit of furniture was blond mahogany. The floor was sky-blue plastic tile. 1 said to his back: "Where's my son?" He took his time turning, and when I saw his lace again there wasn't a trace of a simper on it. I took the gun out of my pocket. "J told you I'd kill you if you touched him." • • • WILLIE SHAD tugged gently at the ends of the towel over his shoulders. "You're kidding." "He disappeared from school this morning. You said you'd kidnap him and I said I'd kill you." I raised the muzzle higher, in line with his heart. He took a frenzied step backward, thrust out a hand as it to block the bullet with it. "Wail!" Clinging to the ends of that towel, he watched my eyes, knowing from experience that the eyes showed what a man with a gun intended to do. "How d'you know your kid's snatched?" "He disappeared from his school this morning." "In West Amber?" "Downslate, in Westchester." I lilted the muzzle so that he had to look into it. "You know all that." What time?" Willie Shad said, and his voice was looser. What's the difference? About 10 this morning." 'Look, pal. That's a long way and I can prove I wns in Raven- ton all morning." "You wouldn't do your own dirty work." He wiped his face with one ent ot the towel, no longer bothering to watch my eyes or\the gun- He knew that the crisis had passed when I had taken the time to argue. ' "Pal, you know what I figured when I seen you coming down to the court? I figured you was ready to sell me the briefcase. Say I snatched the kid. Do 1 walk up to you practically naked after that line you pulled Saturday in your house? Nobody never said Willie Shad is a dope." He shook his head, disappointed in me, and now he was 3 lot more relaxed than I. "Use your head, pal. If I snatched your kid, I'd get in touch with you right away and say: Let's swap the boy for the brie/case." "You haven't "of nrnnnd f o It yet." "What am I waiting for? You're here. I can say: Okay, pony up the briefcase and you get the kid. He means more to you than the briefcase, and more to you than shooting me. But I don't say it. Because I don't know a thing about it," • t • QNCE, three years ago, I had been in a fieldstone and stucco house on the heights of Raven- ton. And under an elm tree in the garden I had kissed the daughter of the house. I was back to call on )r?r with 3 gun in my pocket. The door was opened by Mrs. Rahn, sweet-faced and matronly. She didn't remember me, and when I said, "I'd like to see Hannah," she gave me the calculating look of a mother appraising a possible son-in-law. 'She won't be home today." Mrs. Rahn gave me a benign smile. "I don't think 1 know your name." "Paul f'lagg." That killed her smile. Even If her husband and her daughter hadn't lold her anything about the briefcase, my name meant plenty these clays in the local press. She said quickly, "Wait here, please," anil left me in thj; hall. In a matter of seconds Congressman Horace Rahn came out. (To B« Continued) Ton ite, Tomorrow VVMCT, Memphis, Channel MONDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 14 6:00 Evening Serenade 6:15 News Reporter 6:30 To Be Announce . 6:45 News Caravan 7:00 Name That Tune 7:30 Voice of Firestone 0:00 Cisco Kid ',:30 Robert Montgomery v .30 Badge 714 :00 Wrestling ):30 News !0:40 Weather 10:45 Man vs. Crime 11:15 TV Theatre 1 12:15 Sign Off TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15 7:00 Today T.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 Palls 10:15 3 Steps to Heaven 10:30 Strike It Rich 11:00 Slpryland 11:15 Love of Life 11:30 Secrets of Glnmour 11:45 Shopping At Home 12:00 News 12:15 Farm News 12:30 Garry Moore 1:00 Homemakcrs Progrnm 1:30 Search for Tomorrow 1:45 Guiding Light 2:00 'ale Smith 3:00 Welcome Travelers 3:30 On Your Account 4:00 Atom Squad 4:15 Gabby Hnycs 4:30 Howdy Doody 5:00 Mr. Eingle 5:05 Music Shop 5:20 News 5:25 Weather 5:30 Superman 6:00 Evening Serenade 6:15 News Reporter 6:30 Dinah Shore 6:45 News Caravan 7:00 Bob Hope 8:00 Fireside Theatre 8:30 Circle Theatre 9:00 Judge for Yourself 9:30 Victory At Sea 10:00 This Is Your Life 10:30 News 10:40 Weather 10:45 Dave Garroway 11:15 To Be Announced 11:45 Sign Off Parts and Supplies { °! ' All Cars, Trucks . and Tractors WHOLES A I. K NATURAL GAS Heating and appliances. Installed by bonded pipe fitters and financed In 30 monthly payments Insulation or other home improvements included. E. C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. Protect Your Room Air Conditioner with » FOKD'S Air Conditioner Cover—Sralj out rain, snow, soot <fe cold air—Avoids expense of srasonal dismounting and rein- •Ulllnl. only '5 .25 Installed FORD AWNING CO. 11.1 S. First St. Blythevllle Fhnne 2912—Nlirhl 4818 "You ordered a warm climate for him last winter, doctor; I'hope you'll repeat the prescription—the trip did me so much good!" FRECKLIS AND HIS FRIINDS HAVE SQMETHIN6- NEWTHWWOUID OUTbO US . OOSIES,' MELLO— RUSH SIX.SROSS ITEM — YfAH. THIS CAKTBE . M 01XON TALKING,' LOOK, BABv; IF IT'S ANOTHER GUY,DON'T FORESTTODIAL DEPENDABLE DOU6 WHEN W GET, TIRED YES,OOU6,ieOT VOUR MESSAGE... NO, 1 WOtf T BE ABLE TO GO... WHAT WITH EXAMS COMIN6 UP- 'Se6DR.ROeERS-.MY EARS MUST BE aana BAD! wor HEAR \bu TURW DOWN A DATE? DID YOU SAY YOU WERE GOING TO STUPY? BROTHER SEAR/-. ANSWER IS THAT I'VE DISCOVERED I A LOT TO LEARN/ WHAT A SHAME! A PERFECTLY QOOD CHRISTMAS WASTfD/ BOY! THAT'S SOME LETTER HOLLYHOCK! YES, INDEED! THESE ARE THE BOOKS t WANT FOR CHRISTMAS I CAN'T PLAY NOW, PRISCILLA! I'M WRITINe MY LETTER TO SANTA GLAUS.' ...FLOVP BAMVtLE ENTW5 T* RESTAURANT'S AWOMNS SA*. TWO Of OBLAKCCCS STEAKS.,. j*JO THE OWE* IONE/MBOILHA RAZE. W5Y COLL I) UtTSN, MIWB JUST N TkVtE TO BUY J AMP SOME 6BNSE IMTD MEAN OTHER.' 6RE4T SCOTT..PEOPLE ON THE ISLAND TOO'. "RED SU6" 5CR.MOEP ON THE SAMP, WITH AM ARROW POIklTIUS TO THE WSSILE'S IfWlNS PLKCE! KEDSUB? IT'S FANTASTIC. BUT WE CMJ TAKE MO CHAMCE5.WEU SEND AM DROPS DOWN TO.IMVESTI- 6AJE THE CRUISER IK) FORBIPPEW fc SEMEME THW CWO L&.MP.. V ... BROUGHT I SOLDIER, HOW MANV HERE ONLY I OF MY NORMANS/ ONE, SIR AFTER WHO\ FELL IN T1-IE / THEN I KNOWS HOW / EFFORT TO / WHOPPED 'IM MUCH OF A 5ECURE THIS WITH TH' FL«T STRUGSLEl \ WILDMAN ? \ OF MY AX,' CSCA.R, I LOOKING FOR I W V/HOLE YOU TOO, /ARKfONTH' C0 1 J'-C? VOU PAINT THc WHOLE i?OOM IM THAT PESVSM? eooouvi. SVT h OT- ft M\VUOK) TO -STOP 8

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