The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 17, 1953 · Page 21
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 21

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 17, 1953
Page 21
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^THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1958 ~OUR IOARDING HOUSE — with Mojor Hooplt BLVTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE TWENTY ONB THE WAY IT FI6UR6S Uf? LSASlDER, vte'Ve PUT OUT*'47£0FAR AMD 60T JACK *I35.'- 1MATS *88 TO MISCHIEF ARE YOU TADPOLE UP TO? TALKIES AR3U RACKETS AMC SAMSLIMS THI9 TIM6 OF MIGHT/ , IT, ALVIN ? COM we 5TARTeO OM A 5H06STRIMS, It »JA5 A STEAL/SUES* A SW6LL PACKET TOMORROW WE'LL TweLve gLICKS TO &O FOR AM 5OUMOS BAD. Boys OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams .AHIPEOUT FOR CHRISTMAS PE6SENTS.' I VVONDEREP WHAT '[HAT PIKTV WRINKLEP BUNPLE WAS ear THERE.' OH.THI& IS> JIS MY 'LOOKIN'Al '6M WRAPPER.' IT 61T& A SEAM' MEW WRAPPER WHEN 1 &FS THR— I MEAN BEFORE I C.IVE IT: 1 11-17 <2 ALL YOl/IZ- 6ONNA DO f SET THEM 0 SHOOT I 1 , QJTA TV 3 y> STUANSE CKAFTAppRCrtOi^ Iti&ONPOCTSIDE, •SIK... IT-SEEMS T/VE6OT T WHATKINDOFA IT NOW... CEAZy HOAX l> THIS?APIEATE #£¥ >» WOULCTT WAEN 'It Isn't MonT who's sick, Doctor-^limmy cut TiirnseT ; pretending to shave 'with Dad'i straight razor!" FRECKLES AND HIS FRIENDS •US. =sr HO LIKE THIS WRAPPED, PtFASB — SOV0MIM6 I BEFORE TOu WRAP IT", I'D LIKE Tb TIE OM THIS PRESENT J. BOU6HT FOR My WIFE/ THIS 15 60IM6TO 6WP MARY SOME- TMIM6 TO PUZZLE OVER BEFORE CHRI4TMAS ROLLS AROWP / NATURAL GAS Heating and appliances, installed by bonded pipe fitters and financed In 36 monthly payments. Insolation or other home im- proYementi Included. E. C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. WILL YOUR HOME BE HOT AND COLD THIS WINTER? Let our experts show 700 the comfort and casualnegs of heat- in? with Natural Gas. Buy Now—Pay Later JEFF HESTER Plumbing & Heating Phone 8217 M Century with Natural Gal I-^romp I DELIVERY SERVICE Phone 4507 Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. with Delivery lo 7 p.m. WOODS DRUG STORE 221 West Main SI. Trainer Leo Murphy says, 'Brown's idea is to make the team i family. That's the criterion he uses in choosing new men. Is he the type you'd bring home to meet the family?" Fill £hat shaker with Morton, friend- WHBN IT MAINS IT POURS' l£xilzed or plain FUEL OIL G. 0. POETZ OIL CO. "/ Sell That Staff" Phone 2089 Office & Bulk Plant-Promised Land THE ANGELS FELL * I XXV JTJANNAH RAHN and I sat In the back seat of the car while Martha drove. In the darkness I could not see her beside me. I clung to her^wrist Her skin was damp and cold, A nice girl. A well-brought- up, respectable young woman. A congressman's daughter. The kidnaper of a child. "Where is he?" I said again. "You didn't bring the right briefcase," she countered. Savagely my hand tightened around her wrist. She uttered a thin cry and then cut it oft and sat beside me silent and without resis'ance though 1 continued to constrict my fingers. "Pretending she had gone to [Washington while she waited for a chance lo kidnap Joey!" Mar; tha said, biting out each word. i"She won't .be so calm about it in my cellar." We arrived at Martha's house. When we got out of the car, I grasped Hannah's wrist again. We followed the beam of Martha's flashlight around to the side of the house. We went through the ground-level cellar door. Martha switched on the light. The cellar was finished In knotty pine and linoleum floor tile. :t was warm, heated auto- maticalb with Ihe rest of the house when the temperature fell. Martha took off her raincoat and kerchief and tossed them on the pmgpong table and faced Hannah. I dropped Hannah's arm. "Where is Joey?" Martha demanded. Hannah pushed her ralnhood oil and passed a hand over her drown-back »sh-blondc hair. She was pale, but there was > piece of a set smile on her mouth, the kind of smile one brings up to fortiiy courage. She said: "He'll be home a lew hours after I have the briefcase." Martha crossed the cellar to L tb« utility room, in a moment by Bruno F;$c/i she returned with a short length of. clothesline and part of a ragged Turkish towel. ."Take off your coat," she ordered. Hannah didn't stir. "Hold her," Martha told me. • • • T POT my hands on Hannah's upper arms. She offered no resistance as Martha unbuckled the raincoat belt and opened the buttons. Hannah let me pull the raincoat down over her shoulders an arms. I placed it on the pingpong table. She wore a red blouse buttoned to her throat and a gray skirt. Martha handed me the clothesline. "Tie her wrists to that pipe." I lifted one of Hannah's arms. It was limp, inanimate. ] tied one end of the rope around her wrist in a square knot, not as tightly as 1 could have. 1 threw the other end over the two-inch water pipe close to the ceiling. Martha held Hannah's other arm up high as I tied that wrist. I left enough slack so that the rope would not bite into her flesh un- ess she slumped. She stood with heels flat MI the linoleum floor and arms extended straight up. Her smile was gone. Her gaze was inward, appearing to see nothing. Martha .tore a small square from the towel and tried to stuff t into Hannah's .mouth. Hannot kept her lips locked and Vtartha pinched her nose with two fingers. Hannah's cheeks expanded, and then her mouth lew open and Martha shoved Ihe rag between the teeth. Then she tor* of? a long strip at cloth and hooked it between Hannah's ips and tied It at the back of her neck. The boss, as always, was cinclcnt. Paul, are you wearing t belt?" 1 unbuttoned my raincoat and pulled off my belt. She swung it, buckle down. Hannah didn't look at it "I'm going to strip you naked and whip you," Martha said in a curiously matter-of-fact tone. "With the buckle end. You can stop me at any time by nodding your head." Hannah closed her eyes. . t "Wait," I said. t Martha's face was like rock. "1 forgot you're a gentleman." she sneered. "Wait upstairs. I don't need you." The skirt fell in a crumpled heap about the slim legs. Upstairs the doorbell rang. Persistently the bell rang. I thought of her car outside and the living room lights on. Whoever it was would know that somebody was in. "I'll get rid of him," I said. "I think he's gone away." The ringing had stopped. I started to relax and stiffened again. Overhead feet moved. • • • T WENT upstairs and found Ben Helm in the living room. "Oh, hello," he said, giving me an engaging, apologetic grin. "I found Ihe door unlocked and walked in." "Just like that," I said. He put his lighter to his pipe. 'As a matter of fact, you're the one I want to see. You weren't home, so I thought Mis» palcy might know where you are. Did thi kidnaper get in touch with you yet?" "No," I said. "Don't you think you ought to be waiting al home for a message?" "Is that your business?" "Uh-huh. The records are involved." Martha came up. She looked perfectly composed. She greeted the sleuth us if it were a de- ight to have him cnll. "Odd," he observed. "It's over 12 hours sine* the boy U (one, " expected the kidnaper to make a mav« Ion; before this." That w». when 1 heard the sound. It came from the cellar and it was like a remote whimpering, <!• B* Ctattnued) Television- Tonite, Tomorrow WMCT. Memphis, Channel & THURSDAY NIGHT, DEC. 17 6:00 6:15 6:30 6:45 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 10:40 10:45 11:1! 11:45 Evening Serenade News Reporter Dinah Shore News Caravan Groiicho Marx TV Playhouse Dragnet Theatre Mnrlin Kane Foreign Intrigue Playhouse of Stars News Wenther Dollars A Second George Jessel Sign Off i uwwvnKnniniw, n^u 1= T IN A MANNER OF SPEAKING, YOuV /T....l'M TERRIBLY ^\ MEANWHILE *• 80T TWO ARMS AND A BM3 I MISHT SAY I LOST MY RISHT ARM 1 (.SORRY. BELIEVE ME/JI . ! fHEAPT.l'MOIFFEREMT.LET l S<DURINQTOEW4R...MYHUSBAND "\ ^~~—_ 7 ^_—-^ , HKC wu [_ JUST LEAVEIMW WAY/ A WAS KILLED IN ACTION W8ERMANY/) / /TRYINSTO ^- —---• y^Z^ \ IMPRESS ME-! • WITH ALL ~~< .•HEReSONETHINfil'D LIKETO ADD, STEVE... <*V, LISTEN, LEARNED FRERE, ISAIDIWJSA CHANGED WOMAN FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18 7:00 Today 7:25 News 7:30 Todny 7:55 News 8:00 Today 8:25 News 8:30 Today 8:55 Morning Meditation 9:00 Ding Dong School 9:30 Glamour Oirl 10:00 Hawkins Falls 10:15 Three 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 2:00 Big Payoff 2:30 Kate Smith 3:00 Welcome Travelers 3:30 On Your Account 4:00 Atom Squad 4:15 Gabby Hayes 4:30 Howdy Doody 5:00 Mr. Single 5:05 Music Shop 5:20 News 5:25 Weather 5:30 Evening Serenade 5:45 Hartoons 6:00 Football This Week 6:15 News Reporter 6:30 Eddie Fisher 6:45 News Caravan 7:00 Dennis Day 7:30 Life of Riley 8:00 Big Story 8:30 Hopalong Cassidy 9:00 Cavalcade of Sports 9:45 Greatest Fights 10:00 Letter to Loretta. 10:30 News 10:40 Weather 10:45 Hit Parade 11:15 Hollywood Movie Theatre 12:45 Sign Off I BOUGHT THE BABY'S CHRISTMAS PRESENT ELECTRIC , 'ON CHRISTMAS - EVE I'LL SET IT UP IN HIS ROOM! BUT, BOTTS! HE WON'T BE READY FOR THAT OH, WELL! I'LL •SET IT UP IN MY ROOM! TACK? ,^WU SONMBEAT THE THOMAS! T FATHERS'ANC? SONS' PON'T"A\AY»E"Me. 15 YOUR FATHER SOINS TO TAKE M3U OR. ISNT YOU KNOW. \ 60 THAT EXPLAINS 1 HE AIN'T «rr\ WHY HES SOOTY- I ANY FATHER, J SOOpy ANP AFRAIP I ESQS. LAY /TO START ANYTHING. I OFF HIM. J HE AIN'T GOT ANY FATHER TO RUN TO HIS sire.j> <; WHO'* / TUCKER.GEr WW BOW AWAV , <xSUlCK OR VOU'll B6 BIOWM UP! SLA.O YOU eor \ THAT WAS A SPECIAL MISSILE \ ...TESTIUS A NEW PELAV6D 1 ACTIOkJ PETOWATIW6 DEVICE 1 . HERE PROMPTLY. COL. DUNCMJ ! THE- REDS ARE- ABOUT TO GET AWAV WITH— ITS SET TO DE5TROV ITSELF 30 MIUUTES AFTER LAUP- lUSi MAJOR! BUT I CAIJ'T LEAVE EASY! HE'S DOWW TMIUS TO DELAY 'EVv If— OWlTHHEAW HEART, BI5 w IS FORCED TO LEAUE HIS ARWY BUDDV..JUST IU riWE EXPERT WATER PUMP REPAIR Hubbard Hardware Phone Ztli NFFD A PLUMBER? then call ORSBURN SUPPLY 1916 W M«ln Phone 3208—Daj or Nijht Member of National Association of Master Plumbers C. R. 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