The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 28, 1953 · Page 9
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MONDAY DECEMBER ss, BLITHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER KIWI PACE N1NB OUR IOAROING HOUSE — with Moior Hoof U you HAveiHi HO.IW.V uxx nnt-Mcrai/i su ww.^^&5S2fn£ss/ rb *»fto*w( «5! AW J} 'SETTER W(*H**J A HAPPY M6VJVEAR AW6A- DID Vou RECEDE THE ' U6UAL SIFT FROM «R4. BAXTER A PACKET Of 6M SEEDS?-AMD I SUPPOSE YOU SAVE HEE A. NEVJ DISKPA OR FEATHER OUT OUR WAY ' ly J. R. Wllliomi A atcuws RINK. . WONPEReP WHY MB WA4 SO ANXIOUS 1O . . MOTH6BS (SET 6BAY «»1.V».—. - .....» i» » FRECKLIS AND HIS FRIINDS I a. 2 S ui SC IK U FINOIN& WELKINS CAPTOR PRESENTS A PROBLEM TO BARE.IE BAENES UNTIL H£ TALKS TO PI.AN6TEER. gAC.TEEIO.oasr EVEN IPLE "T CAN THIS "^* 1 BX«TSPRlP \eAOSETTEUV. ALMOST INVISI- \ONE KOCWT 'RE TRACES OF y FROM X BAPIOACTIVE V ANOTHER? FUEL CAM TEACK A SPACE 4HIP THESA«EWAYITPE- TECTS EADIOAaiVlTV /T IN T1NV CELL*.' HAVE THE SAME FISSION OUALITIES... > A SAM PLE OF BLOOPSHOTS Paris and Supplies for" . All Cars, Trucks and Tractors 5SS \V II 0 I, K S \ I. K tit North Broadwaj rh«n 4511 and an WILL YOUR HOME BE HOT AND COLD THIS WINTER? Let our experts show yop the comfort and casualties: of heat- In; with Natural Cai. Buy Now—Pay Later JEFF HESTER Plumbing & Heating Phone 8217 y, Centui? with Natural Gat Burnt Moth Holei Tears Ladies & Men's Garments WHY PAY MORE? RUTH McCLANAHAN —SKIL WEAVER— 431 E. Sycamore Blytheville SYCAMORE HOUSE at Ark-Mo. State Line Specializing in • CRAPPIE • STEAKS • COUNTRY HAM Operated by Jlmmj Robertson PHONE 9922 rompl DELIVERY SERVICE Phone 4507 Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. with Delivery t^» 1 p.m. WOODS DRUG STORE 221 West Main St. For Fine Foods, Choose PICKARD'S GROCERY & MARKET Nationally Advertised & Fancy Groceries We Deliver 2043 Call In Come In 1044 Chick. COAL $10 ton delivered - 2 tons or more (Plus Tax) HESTER'S COAL YARD PHONE 3186 THE ANGELS FELL t xxxni TTANDY moved to the table. Over the milk bottle and the sugar bowl he reached for the briefcase with his left hand He swung U toward him by the handle. "Be careful you don't mess up prints," Helm advised him. Handy backed toward the door .the revolver on his right hip, the briefcase dangling along his 'thigh. At the door he slipped the I gun back under his armpit and turned the knob. "You'll hear about this from the D. A.," he told Helm. "He's going to get tough." "Uh-huh. Bui not with me." ! Through the open door I saw a blue uniformed figure jump down the three steps. Handy started to turn as Ernie Watrous , grabbed his arms. One of Ernie's cops appeared on Handy's left and poked a gun into Handy's ; ribs. "What's this?" Handy demanded. "Take your hands off me." ! "Pardon us," Ernie said cheer- I fully. "I forget you're the D. A.'s ! office boy and I'm only the law in West Amber." Ben Helm moved forward. His body blocked out the doorway, but I saw a piece of the briefcase and Handy's hand clinging to the handle as Helm tried to take it from him. Then Handy uttered a sharp cry and Helm straightened up with the briefcase. The four men surged up the steps and out of my line of vision "You sure this is the murder gun?" I heard Ernie say. "Ballistics will prove it," Helm replied. A car drove away, and It was quiet everywhere. • • f tTANNAH and I were still clinging to each other's hand when Ben Helm came back into the apartment. He no longer had UM brUIcuc H« nutt Uvt locked it in his car because it was certain he would not trust it with the police. "Fingerprints," I said. "Was that why Handy had to come for it?" "Uh-huh. These days even a housewife knows not to leave her fingerprints at the scene of a crime, but his were put on the records before he shot Larkin." "You told us that Shad's wire wouldn't have been tapped for blackmail." "The tap wasn't intended to get dirt on anybody but Shad. There was no court order, but there's a lot more illegal than legal wiretapping done by officials." "That's cute," I said. "Lecturing me on the ethics of wiretapping while the upholders of law and order aren't bothered by it." "Ethics are for laymen." He gave me an affable smile. "I can get cynical too. but I try not to let it mess up my point of view. Anyway, the killer, if it wasn't you, must have had inside knowledge that Mrs. Larkin was coming here with the records. She would not have phoned whoever she had got them from—not if she was fleeing to you. Yet he knew where to find her and the briefcase and got here at about the same time as Larkin. That's too much coincidence, unless he learned the same way as Larkin did." Hannah said: "But that by no means meant that the wirctappcr was the murderer." I pulled my hand out of hers. She hardly noticed. The records were in the proper hands and the murderer w»s nobody she cared about. "Uh-huh," Helm admitted, "until this morning when Paul Flagg was eliminated as the killer and 1 learned that both Mr. and Mrs. Larkin had been ihot by the same .38 caliber revolver. I could tet only on* rtason why the killer would hang onto a gun so dangerous to him. It was an official gun, licensed and registered in his name, and he was responsible for it when he quit or was fired. The thing to do was sit tight, especially when somebody else was strongly suspected. It might be years before he had to turn in his gun, and by then nobody would think of checking it against the murder bullets." 'And you set a trap to bring him here with his gun," she said. "Uh-huh. I asked Randolph to let word get to everybody in his office that Paul Flagg had found the briefcase and was refusing to surrender it to me. t was reasonably sure that would bring the killer." "Suppose it had been Randolph himself?" • • • "rpHEN he would have had to come. Whoever it was, he had no choice. The fingerprints on the records by themselves weren't any sort of murder evidence; but when they were found he'd b« asked to turn over his gun, and then he'd be in the soup. There would seem to be little risk in going after the records except that he would havt to take his official Run. Even if he had a spare gun around, it would look fishy if he displayed it. He cam* here and found about what he expected. He had some legal standing; he wasn't overstepping authority by pulling his tun and taking the briefcase aw»y from us. Once he got the records out of here, he'd wipt them clean, saying he'd found them that war. and turn them over to the D. A., all legal and aboveboard with no kickback." He didnt resume sneaking after he lit his pipe, which meant that he was finished. It was time for me to say my piece. "The fingerprint! on the r«e- ords were evidence," I ««id, "You could have come In here wltb Ernie Watrous and taken possession of them legally ind then waited for Handy." He grinned engagingly. "But wasn't It an interesting ditcui- slon while waiting?" Television- Ton ite, Tomorrow WMCT. Memphis, Channel S MONDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 21 6:00 Evening Serenade 6:15 News Reporter 6:30 To eB 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 711 10:00 Wrestling 10:30 News 10:40 Weather 10:45 Man vs. Crime 11:15 TV Theatre 12:15 Sign Off TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29 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 Shopping At Home 10:00 Hawkins Falls 10:15 3 Steps to Heaven 10:30 The Bennetts 10:45 Follow Your Heart 11:00 Bride and Groom 11:15 Storylnnd 11:30 To Be Announced 12:00 News .2:15 Farm News 12:30 Channel Five Club 1:00 Homemakers Program 1:30 Photoqulz 1:45 Music Shop 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 Captain Video 5:15 News 5:25 Weather 5:30 Superman 6:00 Evening Serenade 6:15 News Reporter 6:30 Dinah Shore 6:45 News Caravan 7:00 Backbone of America 8:00 Fireside Theatre 8:30 Circle Theater 9:00 Judge For Yourself 9:30 Victory At Sea 0:00 This la Your Life 0:30 News 0:40 Weather 0:45 Dave Garroway 1:15 To Be Announced 1:45 Sign OH Every state in South America, xcept Chile and Ecuador, is ouched by Brazil's long border- ne. 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