The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 16, 1953 · Page 11
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December 16, 1953

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

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BAT, DECEMBER 18, WBI OUR IOARDING HOUSE — with Major Hooylt BLTOIEVrLLE (ARK.) 1 COURIER-KEWl I'D SETTER MSSTUSATe IT COOlD Ss DRAT.' ys'HV SHOULD A - . _ » _, PRMS OF LIFE Se PLASOED 6>' k =2r--T DEIV\CW6 OF INSOMNIA? — w L>=i=tT RETIRE EAELY gECOMe AS VOiDE- AS.AN), INDIAN) SCOOT HEAKINJS A vwr ".— „ OUT OUR WAY PAGE ELEVEN •y J. R. Williams 0 <l 4» «l O 5 111 M DC X u WE'EE CLOSE TO , BUT WILL HE HAVE TIME TO TMIKK ABOUT US? NOWWEVE6OT A TRANSMITTER, BUT GO/METER?.' BATTLE , STATION*! MAYBE •SOMETIME WE'LL 6ET CLOSE "About another year and I'll have you out of that high, chair doing these dishes!" | FRICKLIS AND HIS FRIENDS I MAVB OtOQKXJ* BEAUTIFUL IX-^ ODNfi NEWS. tVERYBOPT/ •—• MEY, POP/ TUPN DOWI4 THAT SCREAM- BOX—- I'M TRYIN' TO HEAR WHAT SPIPER'S , TELLIM'ME; GWIET \\\ I EVERYBOOf.M • I'M LISTBJIMQ I •»• < To WE WEATHER, REPORT/ ' Cepf. 195i bj Mt* fctvto, !•«. /SCRATCHY RECORDS..! .__. ? THE REMNANTS OF A /PRECIOUS )[MAY NOT LIKE .CAREER! AND WHEN f MEMORIES/) WHAT I'VE SOT F IT'S THE BILLION REASONS s It aADMOU UKED THE RECORDINGS, MRS. WAYNE. THOSE WERE THE *>.wv*irc*i WIL/ nncn \ mcmuitie^t I «HMl I've uyi i KtA3WN3 r DAVS WHEN I WASN'T DEPENDENT \rHEY WEAR OUT.,. J OFA PROUDATO SAV TO 1DU--7 WHY I . ON THE ARM PEA PHON06RAPH TO MAKE MvL MEMORIES// ACCQMPLISH-J^ . __I^/ SHOULDNV ( MUSIC COME ^™ k -^^^ ^^ ' •^*«ui'=aall ALIVE.' ^INDMD.' fUPPOM I 1 WENT.', I'M TIRED OF THE POLLVANNA TALK FBOM PEOPlEVuNi PW YOBS WHO HAVEN'T HAD ITJt HAPPENED ID «E<J HAPPEN BE BITTER... ho THEM/ SAVE IT/. . NATURAL GAS Heating and appliances. In- j stalled by bonded pipe fitters and financed In 38 monthly payments. Insolation or other home 1m- vtmtnti included. E. C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. WILL YOUR HOME BE HOT AND COLD THIS WINTER? Let our experts show yon the comfort and casualncss of heat- Ing with Natural Gas. Buy Now—Pay Later JEFF HESTER Plumbing & Heating Phone 8217 *A Century with Natural Gal roinpt DELIVERY SERVICE Phone 4507 Hours: 8 n.m. to 10 p.m. with Delivery to 7 p.m. WOODS DRUG STORE Z21 Weil 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 G. 0. POETZ OIL CO. "/ Sell That Staff" Phone 2089 Office & Bulk Plant-Promised Land HE ANGELS FELL XXIV TTK sat listening to the rain, waiting. The phone didn't ring. Nobody arrived with a letter. Somebody came down to the {'•cellar. Then I heard Charlotte's 'voice calling down from upstairs: "Don't you think you ought to light the furnace?" . "Naw," Ted replied. "The fireplace Is enough tonight. Soon as this rain stops it'll turn warm again." Martha hugged herself. "It is cold." She was wearing only that thin white polo shirt I got my windbreaker from the closet and handed It to her. The sleeves were much too long; lie turned them up. I sat down. The ringing of the phone was like the detonation of a time bomb, 1 looked at Martha, and her .features seemed distended, especially her eyes and mouth. I pushed myself up to my feet and picked up the phone and said: "Hello." . "Paul Flagg?" a weird voice said. "Are you alone?" It was like the voice of a ghost, .vague and remote and disembodied, without personality or sex. I said: "Yes." "Do you want your son back?" "I have the briefcase right here," I, said. "Is that what you're aner?" "Naturally. Do you know ivhcre the Line Meadow Country •Club is?" "1 know where Line Meadow . is." "The fifth tee is at the start i at the club's private road. Facing " the clubhouse, It's on the left. Con you get there by 10 tonight?" "Yes." There was nothing more, at the other end of the wire, though It eounded still open. 1 hung up, and Martha uttered a tremulous giggle. "Could you reeogntie the voice?" "I think it was strained through a handkerchief." "Strained?" "It's an old trick," I told her. "A handkerchief stretched over the mouthpiece takes every quality out of a voice. I hope you have a briefcase. I haven't." • • • TTfE had arranged for Martha to pick me up on the highway in 10 minutes. It was closer to 25 before I reached her car. We drove to her house. She brought a briefcase into the living room and went out. I stuffed it with magazines and newspapers. A full briefcase, Charlotte had described it, and Randolph had referred to it as bulging. Martha came in wearing a lavender waterproof satin raincoat. In her hand was a very small Colt automatic pistol—a .25, it looked like. "I haven't touched it in years," she told me. "When I first went into the trucking business, I was often alone in the office late at night and thought I needed protection." She dropped it into one of the slitted coat pockets. "Are you sure the safety catch is on?" I said. "I really know how to use it. Perhaps I can demonstrate." Line Meadow Country Club was toward Raventon. I drove her car. She slipped dowriMn the scat, her head below window level. I rolled slowly to where the private road angled off to the clubhouse. A stone wall separated the links from the public road. 1 climbed it, and my light picked out the number five on a metal stake. I walked up to the tee and found that there were two benches, one on each side. I placed the briefcase on one bench and stood there a couple of minutes holding the, beam on it. Then I returned to the car. I had left the car in complete darkness. I snapped off the flashlight and pushed my hat through the window. Ducking low against the door, I opened it and closed it and then slipped back off the road and stood in darkness. The headlights went on, and by the dim light of the dash Martha sat behind the wheel, wearing my hat. She drove oft. Nobody watching could hav« told it wasn't I driving away. I made my way back to the fifth tee and dropped down on the soaked grass some 10 feet behind the bench. The rain had gathered volume. I held the gun under my body. The light appeared from the other side of the tee. The .kidnaper wasn't giving me time to drive a short distance and walk back. The light found the briefcase. I compelled myself to wait until the light was on the bench, until a hand reached out for the briefcase. Then I jumped up, snapping on my own light. "I've got you covered.'" I yelled. * « . 'C'OR an instant after I had •*• rounded the bench I faltered. My beam showed a checked yellow-and-green raincoat with an attached hood. A woman's raincoat. She threw the briefcase on the ground and jumped on it with both feet. She seemed completely mad. 1 grabbed her arm. She subsided then. She slumped in my grip, staring down at the briefcase. She looked dully at me, and her face, framed by the ratnhood, was shadowy in the oblique converging lights from both our flashes. "Paul, you've got hlml" Martha cried. Flashlight in hand, she was climbing over the stone wall. When she came close 1 saw her little gun in her other hand. "Hannah Rahnl" Martha said. Martha slapped her face, (To Be Continued) Television- Tonite, Tomorrow WMCT, Memphis, Channel 5 WEDNESDAY NIGHT, DEC. 16 6:00 Evening Serenade 6:15 News Reporter 6:30 Eddie Fisher 6:45 News Caravan 7:00 I Married Joan 7:30 I Led 3 Lives 8:00 TV Theatre 0:00 IBC Boxing 9:45 News Weekly 10:00 Playhouse 10:30 News 10:40 Weather 10:45 Rocky King 11:15 Film Peaturette 11:45 Sign OH THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7:00 Today 7:25 News 7:30 Today 7:55 News 8:00 Todny 8:25 News 8:30 Today 8:55 Morning Meditation 9:00 Ding Dong School 9:30 Glamour Girl 10:00 Hawkins FaUs 10:15 3 Steps to Heaven 10:30 Strike It Rich 11:00 Storyland 11:15 Love of Life 11:30 Shopping At Home 12:00 News 12:15 Farm News 12:30 Garry Moore 1:00 Homemakers Program 1:30 Search for Tomorrow 1:45 Guidins Light 2:00 Kate Smith 3:00 Welcome Travelers 3:30 On Your Account 4:00 Atom Squad 4:15 Gabby Hayes 4:30 Howdy Doocly 5:00 Mr. Single 5:05 Music Shop 6:20 News & Weather 5:30 Wild Bill Hickok 6:00 Evening Serenade 6:15 Mews Reporter 6:30 Dinah Shore 6:45 News Caravan 7:00 Groucho Marx 7:30 TV Playhouse 8:00 Dragnet 8:30 Theatre 9:00 Martin Kane 9:30 Foreign Intrigue 0:00 Playhouse of Stars 0:30 News 0:40 Weather 0:45 Dollars A Second 1:11 George Jessel 1:45 Sign Off CM, DO SO. BY ALL MEANS, MRS. NUTCHELL! THE CHILDREN WANT US TO.BUY A TELEVISION SET FOR CHRISTMAS. REVEREND WEEMS.. fl HEAR THEY'RE ^ PLANNING SOME FINE EDUCATIONAL -.PROGRAMS FOR ^.TELEVISION; MAYBE WE TO THINK THIS OVER A, LITTLE MORE.. TAKE SPECIAL CAKE OP WUR- SELF TOPAY, TACKY. AN ANNIVERSARY TO TACK? TMCWAS'5 FOSTER MOTHER, A^RS. MULVANE. HI, TACK; YOUR) NO, BUT NINE WOWPIPN'T < YEAR* A60 TO- COME TO THE A PAY, MOTHER. TOOK. IS SHE j MULVANE LOST HSR SON IN THE WAR. I f RETENPEP 1PIPNT KNOW, BUT VIC FLINT TOLP ME, VIC'S MY PRIVATE PETECTIVE FRIENR HBO»eSHBUIFETO MOTHER MULYANE'6 SON, JOHNNY. THAT'S HOW COME HH TOOK. ME TO HSR. SHE'S SURE HISH ON VIC.' SOMESOPY MUST've RENTH7 ) A.N5 TTOUBLE THAT HOUSE, THE SISN'S ^S IS STANDING IN — 7 ftnwp _ ^vtfnK CBnwT nE IT/ mraime wmmc HCTIMS Wf««IFaI.r Relief Fma Pain KIRB1T DRUG STOKES I THE JET PHOT 5MD THIS CRUISER 16 MOUT WHERE THE TISSUE LMJDtD, COLOMBU... WE BETTER HfWE IT MOVED OUT OF THE WM QUICK!- BLfVZES.TOO WMOVO'THEM M0w...ru HW/E TO scKMa K PRECIOUS UIUUTES EASY STALLS ML EFFORT TO LOAD TK6 W55ILE.W10 510W5 THE WORK AFTER REIUFORCEtoEIOTS ARE SEWT OUT, TILL FINM.LV.,.. EXPERT WATER PUMP REPAIR Hubbard Hardware Phone 2015 BUT THEY AINT NUTHIN BUT A. BUNCH OF C1JXIM-JUMP1N' BANDITS LEAVE HERE O...WITH WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR RATE PRETTY HISH UP IM BRASS THEYVE ear NO BUSINESS COMIN' OVER HERE FROM FRANCE, TRY1NI' TO TAKE THESE BRITON 5'LAND. 1 MAYBE NOT, OOP, MORSE? HO.YCOW, I WONDER WHATS WENT WITH EUSTACE? NffD A PLUMBER? then call ORSBURN SUPPLY 1916 W Main Phone 3208—Day or Nlghl Member of National Asso- ilation of Master Plumbers C. R. ORSBURN, Mgr. Protect Your Room Air Conditioner with a HJKD'S Air Conditioner Cover—Seals out ruin, snow, soot A cold air—Avoid) expense of seasonal dlsmountlnt and reinstalling. 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