The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 23, 1953 · Page 15
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 15

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 23, 1953
Page 15
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, DECEMBER 23, BLYTHEVTT-LE (ARK.)" COURIER NEW* PAGE FIFTEEN OUR BOARDING HOUSE — with Major Hooplt UNCLE AMOS -. VOU LOST ALLVCWR MOUSE* OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams SSSI WAS WALK ON OUC ==S\ HANDS AMD SUCH TO ==?r\SHoW OFF TO GIRLS, ^B^^^ BUT THESE KIDS- WOW.' /LS, £ K ee, X THAT PEECIOUS LITTLE ! HE'£ WITH US TO ENTERTAIN THE CPEW...NOTWN& -< BUT THE BEST FOR THEY'LL BE IZELEA^EPAS €OON AS WE'ZE 6.AFELYOUTOF EEACUOFVOUE. PATROL "5«IPi! THE PUHETEEES WON'T BE -SO EA6EETDSHOOT ATU4! APE HELP PEI^ONEP- ON Parfs and Supplies for All Cars, Trucks and Tractors WHOLESALE 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 8217 W Century with Natural Gas 'i-omat DELIVERY SERVICE Phone 4507 Hnurs: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. with Delivery to 7 p.m. WOODS DRUG STORE 221 West Main St. Maw ain't much on ppcakin' a piece but she wants us ta shore wish ya critters a Merry Christmas and thank ya for doin' yer insurance business with; W. L WALKER Insurance Agency Glencoe Building Phone 4360 COAL $10 ton delivered - 2 tons or more (Plus Tai) HESTER'S COAL YARD PHONE 3186 THE ANGELS FELL XXX . '"PHE second transcript containet a conversation on April 1C between Horace Rahn and Willie Shad in which Shad hat promised $15,000 to Rahn's campaign fund. The other two transcripts were subsequent phone conversations between George Maudson and Willie Shad on the same subject. Shad liked to bargain, but in the end he had promised to come through with the . full $50,000. 1 The typing on all four trnn- scripts vvas sloppy, an indication ; that they had not passed Through ; official channels in an office. j I pushed the briefcase to the i other side of the table anci i brought out a cup and milk and , sutfar and the cofTee pot and kept i drinking the way a dipsomaniac | drinks whiskey. i Let them come. Let them try | to get it. It wasn't theirs. It i wasn't evidence because it had 'been in the furnace since before the first murder. • I'd taken enough from them. I was angry. I was an indignant icitizen who had a duty to per- 'form. Watch me perform il with- ,0m running from them. I There was a knock on the door. I For a moment 1 sat very still before pushing myself up to my feet. "Who's there?" ! asked , "Ben Helm." 1 I looked at the briefcase on the table, lying there as a background to the cup and saucer and codec pot and milk boltle and st-gar bowl. I turnca my back to it and unlocked the door Hannah Rahn was with him. '1 stepped bark, and they followed me into the room and looked at the briefcase. "You're not surprised," 1 said. Helm smiled amiably. "Gallagher phoned the district attorney." "And Randolph obeyed orders," 1 said, "He communicated by Bruno at once with his bosses. Maudson and Rahn didn't want Randolph or the cops to come for it because they don't trust anybody I wonder why they trust you." Helm took out matches. Hannah said: "Father and T hired Mr. Helm because he hac a reputation for absolute honesty." "And they sent you along to make sure that he remains honest," I said dryly. CHE moved toward the table, bu' not all the way. "Just break them. That's all." "Nothing else?" My voice wasn't steady. "What do I owe to anybody but myself? 1 won'l call it integrity, because you don'l know what that means. Call it anger. Now that you've seen I have the briefcase I'm taking it out of here." "Uh-huh." Helm looked at me, clicking the pipe stem against his teeth. "And then what?" "There'll be a blow-up," I said. "The kind we need a lot of in our politics." Who'll be blown up?" Helm said. "Willie Shad? As a professional crook he's invulnerable to scandal. The only reason he was interested in the records was as a favor to Maudson or Rahn." "Or to protect his investment n Rahn's future,' I put in. "Uh-huh. As for Maudson, he'll be shaken, but not off his hronc. Nobody expects virtue from a political leader, and he's got the organization and the obs." "But he won't have himself a United States senator." He won't, but he'll go on the way he has been, because the citizens here pui no more stake in decent government than elsewhere, A congressman, though, is somewhat different People are i bit more tcnsitivt about the men they send to Washington. In short, only Rahn will be hurt." "That's fine," I said. "He's the one who counts—the representative, the servant of the people. Let him go down." Defiantly I looked at Hannah. "Do you know the history of these records?" Helm asked quietly. "I know what grief they've caused my son." Helm pulled out a chair for himself. Tired as 1 was, I remained standing. "On these records are words that belong to the men who spoke them," he said. "Morally the words are still theirs. Using them for any purpose is as bad as recording them—an invasion of a man's privacy. It's a police-state stunt. A dirty business, Justice Holmes called it." "The law of this state doesn't agree with you," I pointed out. "This state permits wire-lapping only if a district attorney or a policeman above the rank of sergeant obtains a court order." "Was a court order obtained to tap Shad's wire?" "No." "Count Larkin out," 1 said sourly. "He would have needed a campaign contribution from Willie Shad also." LTELM pointed his pipe at me iA and said like a lecturer on a platform: "It's simple to tap wires these days. You place an nduction coil near a phone wire, ind you can be quite a distance r rom the house while doing it. as 'ar away as half a mile. In some, way Dina Larkin got hold of the records. We know that Thurs- iay morning she tried to use them o secure for her husband the nomination for United Slates senator." I said: "You're not serious." "You know her better than anybody. I'm not telling you what she could do. but what she hought she could do." But look." I argued. "Some ime before Thursday it had been [coded to run Larkin for judge. 'hat was a big step.up." "Evidently not big enough for ier," (To Be Continued) Television- Tonite, Tomorrow WMCT, Memphis, Channel 5 WEDNESDAY NIGHT, DEC. 23 6:00 6:15 6:30 6:45 7:00 7:30 8:00 9:00 9:45 10:00 10:30 10:40 10:45 11:15 11:45 Evening Serenade News Reporter Eddie Fisher News Caravan I Married Joan I Led 3 Lives TV Theatre IBC Boxing News Weekly Playhouse News Weather Rocky King: Film Featurette Sign Off THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7:00 Today 7:25 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 Falls 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 Reverend Umbaugh 12:15 Reverend TJmbnugh 12:30 Garry Moore 1:00 Homemakers Program 1:30 Search for Tomorrow 1:45 Guiding 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 Doody 5:00 Mr. Single 5:20 News St. Weather 5:30 Wild Bill Hickok 6:00 Evening Serenade 6:15 New.s Reporter 6:30 Dinah Shore 6:45 News Caravan 1:00 Groucho Marx 7:30 TV Playhouse 8:00 Dragnet 8:30 Theatre 8:00 Martin Kane 9:30 Foreign Intrigue 0:00 Playhouse of Stars .0:30 News 0:40 Weather 0:45 Dollars A Second 1:15 George Jessel 1:30 Young America Sings 2:00 Sign Off NATURAL GAS Heating and appliances. 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