The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 21, 1953 · Page 19
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December 21, 1953

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 19

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BLI'l'HRVlLLE (ARKJ COUHTBR FACT NINKTEES OUR IOARDING HOUSE — with Major HoopU OUt OUR WAY By J. R. William* IM MY OPINIOt* YOU'RE THlMtiHe IN DEEP FAT ASAlri, gUT YOU RUM AM A COUPLE BEOOMS--BUT TH' SNOW'S WO THICKER'U DU&T. WHUT A DAV/ WHUT A NIGHT, ., WITH AMOON. . ITS SMOOTH A& GLASS-' NEVE* SAW MORE S6AUTIFUL ICE NOW FEE. OUR SKATE&.' ./ HAVE «XJ KOT6D 1H& UNDERHAND ACTIOMS OF ANlM AND LgANDEK? COULD TH£YMAV6 fourJp MY HIDDEN! fJssr ess? MY SUSPICIONS ARE «0 GALUM6 T- MAY DOM Art OLD SCOTLAND YARD DISSUISE AND SHADOW THEM.' Atto ACTION 16 BETTER GEIMDINS THE TREAD5 OFF THREE 6£I5 OF TE6TH.' IbURIOS 15 SPOILING JTR.WILL1AM5 WHEN YOU'D LOVE TO LIVE PDEEVER *2 In THECCXTROLZOOM... TiE SE.AE ,m->5 FROM THE 6i*'5 OF AN INTENDED VICTIM HA* TiiKOlV.1 BLOODvHOI •SPACE "SHI POur OF CONTROL I C-C-CANT AW KB IT, THISTLE... IT EASILY IF THE COMMODORE CAN FIX THE nwA6Ep CCWCOL-; YOU SAIP THERE WA* NOTHIK&OUT HERE.' NATURAL GAS Heating and appliances. Installed by bonded pipe fitters »nd financed In 3B monthly payments. InsnUtion or other home im- proYement* included. E. C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. WILL YOUR HOME BE HOT AND COLD THIS WINTER? Let our experts show you the comfort and casualness of heating with Natural Gas. Buy Now—Pay Later JEFF HESTER Plumbing & Heating Phone S217 M Century with Natural Gas ' 'romp I DELIVERY ii£RVlCE 1'hone 4507 Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. with Delivery tn 7 p.m. WOODS DRUG STORE 221 West Main St. EXPERT WATER PUMP REPAIR Hubbard Hardware Phone 2015 Florida Acquisition In 1818. Andrew Jackson defeated the raiding Seminole Indians, and followed them into Spanish Florida, capturing an important town. As an indirect result, the Spanish sold Florida to the United States and Jackson was made firsl^ governor. FUEL OIL G. 0. POETZ OIL CO. "/ Sell That Stuff" Phone 2089 Office & Bulk Plant-Promised Land For Fine Foods, Choose PICKARD'S GROCERY & MARKET Neiionally Advertised & Fancy Groceries We Deliver 2043 Call In Come In 1044 Chick. XXVIII Tr/E found Martha asleep on Joey's bed. Except for shoes -he was fully dressed Her eyes ,vpre haggard, her wide mouth slack. With possessive fierceness she swooped down on Joey. Holding him, she announced that he was goin.S n£0t home with her. He didn't object because staying with her meant a lot of attention and presents "But only for a day or two " I .said "He'll live here with me as ^oon as I straighten myself out " She put on her shoes and they left. I triad to decide whether to make breakfast or Hop down on the bed. Upstairs I heard the Gallaghers bickering. Charlotte was insisting that Ted start the furnace before he left for work and Ted declared that the weather was turning warm. The basement apartment was freezing. Suddenly Martha was back She closed the door and leaned against it in (ati^ue. her eyes partly closed behind cigarette smoke. She said: "1 had to get Joey out of here before 1 told you. I'll breatt it to him when he's in my house." , i'Dina?" I said. i "She's dead, Paul." i Upstairs Grace shrieked: "'Mummy. Joey is outside!" A door slammed Then I heard Grace's voice outside and Charlotte's too. "So they found her body," I said woodenly. "It wasn't like that. Paul. She was alive until last night. She was 1 shot in a Raventon street. The Raventon police want to see yon. They've been phoning." "I3o they know who did it?" "No." I sat down. I didn't feel as if I would ever again be able to get to mj IMC "I'll tell Joey." she said. "Thanks, Martha." • • • T DIDN'T have to see her: there was no question of her Identity. But 1 asked to have a last look at her before they cut her up in the autopsy. Ren Helm was in the morgue with me. and a detective-sergeant named Greene, It wns a mistake to have come here. There was no mortician to mrike her presentable, and the dead aren't pretty. Dina no longer had a doll face. Ben Helm bent over the table, gingerly putting fingers on the back of her head. "What about the bruise?" he asked. "Doc Gold says a bad concussion," the sergeant said. "How recent?" "Not last night, anyway, Doc Gold says. Could've been Thursday when Larkin was shot, .but anything 1 ask him he says wait till the autopsy." "Her clothes looked as If they'd been slept in for days," Helm told me. "She could have been unconscious part of the time from that concussion. She was shot on Kegler street." "Between Cleveland and Roosevelt," the sergeant said, "Know anybody there?" I shook my head. The sergeant left us on the street, and Helm and I walked to the Municipal Building where 1 had left my car. 1 knew what was on the sleuth's mind The question came about the way I expected it. "What time," he asked, "did Hannah Rahn reach your place last night?" "If you know sh,e was there, you must have spoken to her this morning." "The Kingston police phoned you at 1:20. How long before that did she arrive?" "Quite a while " He looked sideways at me af we walked, his gaze mulsive lor those mild brown eyes. "Don't you get tired of trying lo protect every woman you know?" "Is this the way yon watch out for a client's interest?" "Clients are always complaining about me." Helm paused to knock out his pipe against his heel. "She left me soon after H. She could have gone to Raven- ton before 12." I said: "All right, she came to my apartment at 1:10." This time he rlidn't say uh-huh. We turned into the Municipal Building in which the county also had its offices. We walked up a flight of stairs and entered an outer office. All three desks in it were occupied. A decorative redhead sat at one desk with a monitor switchboard on her right and a typewriter on her left. At the second desk Russ Handy was writing on white paper with a fountain pen. Mis wide-spaced eyes tilted up to us. He had no word for us, not even a nod. George Maudson, speaking into a phone, sprawled behind the third desk. TJELM accompanied me -*••*• through a glass door. John Randolph sat behind an imposing oak desk. He didn't look secure there, didn't look happy. He had got the job, but he also had the headaches that went with it. "I was glad to hear it was all a mistake about your son," he said without warmth. "There are several questions I'd like to ask you." I crossed the office and put my hands fiat on his desk. "Didn't you hear from Chief Watrous?" "Certainly." "Then you know that he left me at my house at 11:30 last night. You know there was « police shadow outside my house and that I didn't leave in my car then, and even if I had I couldn't have made the 30 miles to Ra- venton In 20 minutes. "There'i no doubt about It." Randolph brought up a sickly reassuring smile. "And I* you didn't shoot Mrs. LarKln. obviously you didn't shoot Mr .Larkin either because the identical gun wa? used In both murders." (la Be Continued) Television- Tonite, Tomorrow WMCT, Memphis, Channel 5 MONDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 21 6:00 Evening Serenade 6:15 News Reporter 6:30 To Be Announced 6:45 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 10:30 News 10:40 Weather 10:45 Man vs. Crime ;i:15 TV Theatre 12:15 Sinn Off TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22 7:00 Today 7:25 News T.30 Today 7:55 News 8:00 Today 8:25 News 8:30 Today 8:55 Morning Meditation 9:00 Ding Dons School 9:30 Glamour Girl 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 Secrets of,Glamour 11:45 Shopping At Home 13.00 News 12:15 Farm News 12:30 Garry Moore 1:00 Homemnkcrs Propram 1:30 Search for Tomorrow 1:45 Gukiino; Lie;ht 2:00 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. Bincle 5:05 Music Shop 5:20 News & 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 N.ews 10:40 Weather 10:45 Dave Garroway 11:15 To Be Announced ' 11:45 Sign Off Protect Your Room Air Conditioner with a FORD'S Air Conditioner Cover—Seals out rain, snow, soot A cold air—Avoid* expense of seasonal dismounting and reinstalling. -2S only Installed FORD AWNING CO. US S. First St. BlythevWe Phone 2972—Night 4616 Parts and Supplies for All Cars, Trucks and Tractors sss WHOLESALE Burns Moth HoUt WEAVING Tears Ladies & Men's Garments WHY PAY MORE? RUTH McCLANAHAN —SKIL WEAVER— 421 F. Sycamore Rlythevllle "Bill will b* homt for th» holid*yt, don't forget! How «r« th» brakes?" FRECKLES AND HIS FRIENDS WELL nave 16 Beamier/ , FOLLOW Me WfrAKB MR. AND MRS. MEEKER,NEW NEIGHBORS OP YOURS—THOUGHT WE'D DROP OVER ANP MEET YOU FOLKS / PLEASe HAVE A SEAT --- - -AMD ru_ INTROOUC* YOU TO MY HUSBAND WHEN THB MOVIE- Copt. 1951 by HE* S*ni». Ma. T. M. H« B . U. S. PlL oil. ir WOULD SEEWTO US, CLAY R06ERS, THAT A DOCTOR D BE MORE LIKELY TO EXERCISE WITH A MEDICINE BALL; WHY CO 6ROWN HAVE TO TALK ALL THE TIME? WANT TO DISCUSS WITH YOU JlT ALWAYS FALLS THE SHORTEST DAY OF THE YEAR! NAW... THAT'S WHAT MAKES ME SAD! I GUESS I'M THE UNLUCKIEST KID IN ALL WORLD. WHO, VIC? OH, NO, HE'S A 1 KMOW HOW WCKV HAS LONeeP FOR A FATHER. VIC FLINT HAS TOH7 TO BE A'PAP'AMD COMPANION BUT HIS VJCKK KEEP'S HIM SO BUSY. TO HAVE A SON, IF ONLY FOK A NIGHT— YOU CWJ'T IMA6INE HOWMUCHITIME4NS TOME' HOW CAN 1 RW* M3U, \\ftNE, 9V PERMITTING /MR. SANVU.B. MK 6TOPv)M6TO TAKE TACKY TO PINS THAT BULLY FROM ATW5 SCHOOL fiWHSRS.' BEATNS MY POOZ TOOCYVANP SONS' BANQUET/ ANOTHER, THINQiHOWEV TIME OOUT GO IkirO ALL THE DETAILS OF HOW WE FIRST MET.. .A FEEBLE- WIMDEP PEST TOD THOUfiHT I WhS.' BUT THEY SEEMED TO Etuov IT; P.WP tSHMJT HOLD BACK. MOV FACTS FROM 11,5. MlfflOKITIESi FOR iNSTMjce.i ciwr MMO CAPTURE THE EUTIKE CREW SINGLE-HMJDED! NOR Wf>,S t PREVENTED FKOIA TAKIUfl THE (MS5ILE- WHW FROW.1UEW1 BV /mwK vou WEKE THE ARRIVAL Of OUR. PLMJES^ /IH ' N ^ VUU WfcKt "WSE EMTITLEP TO KWOW IT! (Sfcf EfteYi DOM'T YOU \ I DON'T LIKg TO THIWK L WAP6 /V SEEM UN6IWE- GOOD WirWES5/FUL, HOLLY. BUT... WELL, YOU 0VEK- DRWAWREP N\Y PART IM SAVIWS TH 1 MISSILE FROWl THW5UB! AFTER MAXIMS £0 THEIR REPORT TO BRITISH AUTHOR ITIES IM MC.SSMI.. ...THEY AINT FIT \i%- COMPAMY FOR OVILIZED FOLK OH,WELL, >, V/ELL,YEH,guRb.' OOP--YOU \ BUTMYSOSH, KNOW HOVV) OSCAR.THE6E SOLDIERS I NORMWvIS WN'T ARE.' iTMUCH BETTEKN CAMNIBAJ-5- IW, THOSE YARD BIRDS TKYIN' TO GIVE ME A BAD TIME... RXIN 1 TO MAKE KJR5E- BURGERS OUTA MYOC EUSTACE HERE, FOR PETE SAKE7 MC STARS, OOP, WHAT WAS All. THAT ABOUT? AWRlfiHr, AWRISHT, BREAK IT UP, X3U GUYS BREAK" IT WELL, THERE'S A MCE NSW SET O ALL SET F&l PETUNIA T'STAZT BASHIN' IN ' I Ofi VOUR TOW RtMVtiOS Mt, WfOTO , ,Y9lS\ SOMt OV5 MV TO V«OM\St VOU'YV

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