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

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 15, 1953
Page 15
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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1988 OUR BOARDING HOUSE - with Major HoopU BLTTHBVTLLB (ARK.)' COUNTER NEWi PAGE FIFTEEN' YES, i KWow/ LAST"! EGAO,MARTHAS WERE ARE TUOSB£ •SCALAWASS.ALVlM AMD LEAhJDSR, LOMG 11 HAVEM'T SEgfJ "THEM OMCt AT THEIR HOMevJORt<^-"-ALL W5 HOOPL65 MAVg 6S6M 6RI6MT FLOWERS tHe INTELLECTUAL WE CArJ'T MAV6 THOSE <WO SHAKERS GRONll-16 AS ^rA< ^•" «rfj> HOMEWORK THEY ALMOST .FLUNKED A GRADE/VW DOfvi'T YOU TRy A LITTLE- DAY lM AMD LEAMDER ? WELL.WHERe AR& THEY ?, OUT OUR WAY By i. R. Williams VOUKEASBAPA* LfcAve. iTO)--rru. KEEP HIM FROM HANGING STUFF HERE TVKff YOU HAVE TO TAKE OFF TO SHARPEN A PeWCIt-J PENCIL THEU THE EARHOL6 OF THAT THW& IM&TEAP Of TAKING T r ...THEV'EE METAUAND " COULP SERJE A* ANTENNAE FOE-OUK-^PACE SUIT TEAN^- (VMTTEE IP WE 6ETA CHANCE TO^IfeNAL FOP HELP!^^, Tiiii . j • ^CT •£! i». fca^. ^,^3^. '^3?*: ^'SsSs Jj* *^i T, L! ^^; ^SS* 1 The European cuckoo lays Us small egg on the ground, then picks it up and deposits it in the nest of another bird. WILL YOUR HOME BE HOT AND COLD THIS WINTER? Let our experts show you the comfort and casualncss of heating with Natural Gas. Buy Now—Pay Later JEFF HESTER Plumbing & Heating Phone 8217 Vt Century with Natural Gal RHEUMATIC ARTHRITIC VICTIMS Wuti Faslcr Mef f run Pai« KIRBY DKUO STORES P> ronipt DELIVERY SERVICE Phone 4507 Hoara: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. with Deliver; to 7 p.m. WOODS DRUG STORE 221 West Main St. Buy Your ELECTRIC TRAIN Complete With All Accessories • Light Fixtures & Appliances • Complete Wiring Service • Free Estimates Gladly Furnished Serving Blytheville Since 1920 Walpole Electric Co. Day Phone 3371 Night Phones 4641-2527 FUEL OIL 6.0. POETZ OIL CO. "/ Sell That Stuff" Phone 2089 Office & Bulk Plant-Promised Land THE ANGELS FELL CONGRESSMAN HORACE RAHN, a lanky, loose-jointed man, took me into a small study. His eyebrows rose, the only reaction to the gun. "My son was kidnaped thi morning," I said. "Saturday Hannah came to my apartment and threatened to kidnap my son if I didn't give her the briefcase—" "It's absurd," he said. "Hannah's in Washington." He seemed to sag, as if too much were piling up on him. He took a step toward the phone on 'his desk and halted. "Wait here," •he said, and left the study. I stuck the gun back into my pocket. So far it had been worse than useless. My display of it to : Willie Shad and now to Con- Igressman Rahn had turned out ito be downright silly. Ben Helm entered. He took a curved pipe from between his Ups. "I'm sorry to hear about your son,'' he said gravely. He represented the enemy, but I was glad to see him. "So Rahn is your employer," 11 said. ' Helm sat and unfolded his to- |b.acco pouch and proceeded to lload his pipe. After a minute I sat and'told him about Joey. When I finished, he said: "I .thought at once ot Willie Shad, but you eliminated him. The same is true of Rahn." i "Is Hannah Rahn in Washington?" "Her father told me he's just spoken to her by phone." He clicked a flame to his lighter and looked surprised when the full glow ignited satisfactorily. "As a matter ot fact, it's not definite ypur son was kid- naped." He picked up the desk phone. < Minutes passed bciorc the connection went, t h r o u | IL "Dr. fay Bruno Fischer Champion?" he said. "This Is Ben Helm, a private investigator. Has the Flagg boy shown up yet?" Helm turned his head to me and shook it solemnly, and my breath was released in a sobbing gush. ."You do It from your end," he told Dr. Champion. "You know what he's wearing. , . , Uh-huh. The police will put out an alarm at once. ... Mr. Flagg is right here. He agrees, of course. . . Good by." He hung up and snapped on his lighter. "The police have to be brought in." The door opened. I whirled around, but it waj onlj Russ Handy. • • • T_TE marched stiffly over to A Helm. "Rahn phoned the office about the boy and Randolph sent me right over. He wants to know what Flagg's racket is." "Racket?" Helm said. "I'm only quoting Randolph." Handy turned his wide-spaced eyes to me. They had thawed a little. "I know your kid, Flagg, The D. A. brought him around to the office one day, "Nice kid," Abruptly his face closed up again. "What are you doing about getting him back?" I wasn't in the mood to argue with anybody I didn't have to. I heard new voices. I raised my head. Rahn had returned, and with him was George Maudson. I sprang up. If I followed the pattern I had set, I would yank out my gun and demand the return ol my son. He made his face solemn, the way they all did. "Let me give you somb advice, Paul." "I've had your advice. I want my son." "I'm trying to tell you how you :an get your son back," Maudson said patiently. "Give us the briefcase. All three of us, here and now. Or tell us where it is and Helm will go for it. We'll make sure that the fact that we possess it gets around. The kidnaper will hear and will no longer have reason to hold your son." "Are you trying to make a deal with me because you kidnaped him?" My voice was still loud, and shrill too. "You're trying to help me with bribes and threats. You sent a gangster after me. You sent your daughter to say she'd kidnnp my son. You—" "Stop it!" Rahn broke hi sharply. "You have no right to make such an insinuation about my daughter. You're a murderer and a—a—" Helm spoke with his pipe in his mouth. "Flagg hasn't the records. He's acted all along as if he hadn't, and especially now. What kind of a father do you think he is? Wouldn't he have brought the records instead of a gun to save his son?" • • • l/TARTHA was waiting for me 1 in my apartment. Her angular face looked gnunt, shockingly old. She sank dowri on my bed and put her palms hard against her cheeks. "Paul, were you going to kill sombcbody." "Willie Shad,,but I didn't." 'The gangster?" she said in horror. "What can he want from you?" "What they all want." And I told her about the two visitors Saturday afternoon and where I had been during Ihc last few hours. "You had no right letting Joey go back to school," she said furiously. "Why didn't you tell me? I would have taken him into my house, stayed with him every moment." "I was sure I'd scared Willie Shad and that Hannah Rahn was bluffing." I was prowling, two steps this way, one slep that, restricted by furniture. "And it turned out that neither ot them had anything to do with it, or Rahn or Maudson cither." (T« B« Continued) By BILL WALKER ^ANPA'S NOT SO SKEER6P HE'S FUtLY pe^TECTED WITH W. L. WALKER INSURANCE AGENCY Glenco Bldg. Phone 4360 Television- Tonire, Tomorrow WAICT, Memphis, Channel 5 TUESDAY NIGHT, DEC. 15 6:00 0:15 6:30 6:45 1:00 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 10:40 10:45 11:15 11:45 Evening Serenade News Reporter Dinah Shore News Caravan Bob Hope Fireside Tneatr* Circle Theatre Judge for Yourself victory At Sea This Is Your Life News "Weather Dave Garroway To Be Announced Sign Off WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16 7:00 Today 1:25 News 1:3« Today 7:55 News J:00 Today !:25 News ):30 Today S:55 Morning: Meditation 1:00 Ding Dong School 1:30 Glamour Girl ):00 Hawkins Palls 1:15 3 Steps to Heaven 1:30 Strike It Rich :00 Storyland :1S Love of Life :30 Shopping At Home ::00 News :15 Farm News :30 Garry Moore :00 Homemakers Program :30 Search for Tomorrow :45 Guiding Light :00 Big Payoff :30 Kate Smith -.00 Welcome Travelers :JO On Your Account :00 Atom Squad :15 Gabby Hnyes :30 Howciy Doody :00 Mr. Single :05 Music Shop :20 News & Weather :30 Your Gospel Ginger :45 Hartoons 5:00 Evening Serenade 6:15 News Reporter fi:30 Eddie Fisher 6:45 News Caravan 7:00 I Married Joan 7:30 I Led 3 Lives 8:00 TV Theatre 9:00 I£C Boxing 9:45 News Weekly 10:00 Playhouse 10:30 News 10:40 Weather 10:45 Rocky King 11:15 Film Featurette 11:45 Sign Off EXPERT . 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UNDEKSTAMD NO MOKE-- ATED «W HIS VVIF6, 1 LMPEayAWCSS, LOSINS STAMP. /-~r-^ MO TWE LOOMNS WHERE TH 1 U.I5SIL6 LMUP6P! THEV W5EWT EXPECTING IfflACK. WOM'T HWE 5PE^R GUW5 MV (\DVMOmt3E WOWT LKST lOBfl LU NFRWD THAT'S WILLIAM, DUKE OF \^- < AW CAN \ NORMANDY...HE5 /..GUESS\ HELP IT IF WHO'S TWT t AMUSED AT THS f I BUILT 1 A GUV EASE WITH WHICH HIS SO-DIERS LAID XX! LOW.. I'M £UNN!M' A SPSCAL'CN ^| \( BEEF STEW.TPAY! THAN* YOU.SISE, B'JTJ I HAVE ALREAPV , OEOpED ON MY ; 8

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