The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 29, 1953 · Page 9
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December 29, 1953

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

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TOE8PAT, DECEMBER », 1MI OUR WARDING HOUSI — with M.Jtr HM»|« BLITHE V1LLK (ARK.)' COURIER KIWI PAGE MINI OUt OUR WAY §y J. R. Willtami DEM'6 M8LE WORDS, fclSTAX MA3C5R MINK Mi C* f «' CAPH DAT $HOUTK>. ARi/ OH m.lWWMaoWJ.'SgE & WcSSS l«WEA«' WHSri X3U PRETtfslDED LAK ?vYOOWASTH l 08 TH- .HESPfiKOS? OF frtAT FOR Mt .. . VEAR— X'LI- PfiVOTS-rHEOCCASlOM ArtD SCISI^IRC PRO6RSS5.' WE'LL GO piemen.* TO THE £ITE OF BLOODSHOT^ WKCKA6E PEAC? AHEAP! Paris and Supplies for All Cars, Trucks and Tractors $55 \V II O I. K S A I. T. WILL YOUR HOME BE HOT AND COLD THIS WINTER? Let our exp«rt« ahow 700 the comfort and c«ualn«s of heating with Natural Gai. Buy Now—Pay Later JEFF HESTER Plumbing & Heating Phone 8217 Y t Century with Natural Gai 'rompl DELIVERY SERVICE Phone 4507 Hours: 8 A.m. to 10 p.m. with Delivery to 1 p.m. WOODS DRUG STORE 221 West Main St. Tears Ladies & Men's Garments WHY PAY MORE? RUTH McCLANAHAN — SK1L WEAVER— E. Sycamore Blytbeville SYCAMORE HOUSE at Ark-Mo. State Line Specializing in • CHAPPIE • STEAKS • COUNTRY HAM Operated by Jimmy Huberts™ PHONE 9922 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 ^"" L D ....... C • , i_ . . XXXIV I" TURNED my head to Hannah. "That noble gesture of yours in refusing to take the records was just a stunt. You knew all along that legally I couldn't hold onto them." "Please, Paul, don't think that." She leaned sideways across the mussed-up blankets on my bed. "Paul, there's been so much mistrust. Can't it stop now?" "Should it?" I half-reclined low in the armchair and felt hollow and sleepy. "I don't want to horn In on a private matter," Helm said, "but I assure you I didn't mention fingerprints to Miss Rahn on the way here. She didn't know that the police could compel you to give up the records. I didn't want to say much to anybody until matters developed further." All right. He was telling the truth because he had no reason to Me. and 1 didn't think he would lie anyway. That time Hannah hadn't pulled a fast one on me, but I wished I could go to sleep. Helm said goodby. I raised my head and saw that Hannah wasn't going with him. She would drive back in her own car which had been outside since last night. I thought of phoning Martha and telling her that it was all over, but she had said she was taking Joey to the movies. "Will you come to see me?" Hannah said suddenly. She was standing in front of me, doing something to her hair. 1 didn't want her to leave and at the same time I did. She always mixed me up. "I think so," I muttered. She started to bend her head clown to me. then checked her- «e!f. "Your freckles are Jwe*l," she said, and she was gone. The phone kept wnking me up. i Tint it wu Confreuman Kaha asking me if Hannah was still there. I said no. "I've just heard about this man Handy," he said. "I owe you a number of apologies. Could you come here this evening?" "To receive the apologies?" "Not exactly." He cleared his throat. "I'd like to get to know you better." "I'm going to sleep for the next couple of years," 1 said. "By all means. I'm sorry I disturbed you." His amiability irritated me. Before getting back into bed I dropped off my clothes, leaving them all over the floor. And a minute or an hour later Martha's call got me out again. She had heard the news from George Maudson. "Now we can ail go back to normal," she said. • • • fTHE third phone call came when it was turning dark in the room. I let it ring for a while, but it refused to slop, and I crawled to the foot of the bed and .reached for the phone on the bookcase. Hannah: "Huss Handy has iust confessed. Ben Helm will be here in an hour or two to tell us the whole story. I'm sure you'd want to hear it." "I'd rather sleep." "Paul, Russ Handy was Dina's lover," I woke up a little. The news certainly didn't startle me; I didn't know why it turned my stomach. "All right, 111 be ovtr," I laid. Hannah answered the doorbell. She was dressed almost formally in a silver blouse that matched her hair and a black skirt and shoes that made her almost tali as myself. The glowing freshness of her continued to amaze me. She had gone through at least *s much as I, and with not much more sleep. Hugging my arm, she took m« into the study. Her father was there, lanky and loose-limbed and shoulders always slightly bowed as it h« were peering down at the world. Vigorously h« gripped my hand. "I'm glad to see you under •uh—more congenial circum- stanceis, Paul. You don't mind if I call you Paul?" "Not at all. Senator," I said. Hannah winced. Rahn brought up a restrained smile. "I can hardly deny you the right to be caustic." "If it will make you feel any less bitter," Hannah said to me, "Father is withdrawing from the race for senator, and Willie Shad's 150,000 is being returned to him." • • • A STRATEGIC retreat. He wai. falling back to the House of Representatives until he .could try again, at which time he would be careful not to speak to Willie Shad on the phone. But I'd be out of that, without the power to say anything about it except af a citizen casting one vote. Hannah served drinks. I downed the impulse to raise' my glass and wish him better luck next time. They were trying to be nice to me and I was their guest. Enough was enough. We sipped highballs and discussed nothing much until Ben Helm arrived. He accepted « drink from Hannah. "Randolph promised to try to get H»ndy a second degree rap in return for a full confession," he told us. "Randolph hasn't enough confidence in himself to believe that he can make the fact that Bandy's gun did the killing wrap it up, and Handy preferred a long stretch to taking a chance on the chair. So they made a deal." We lived In a world of deals. I said: "What will that be—20 years?" "Twenty years to life," Helm ssid. "Tht odd thing is that Handy was fond of Barnet Lf rkin and loved Dlna Larkln. I think we often make a mistake by looking for murder victims' enemies Instead of for their friends." (T* B« CMUIM4) By BILL WALKER >H AIN'T SKECWD t' W. L. WALKER INSURANCE AGENCY Glenco Bldg. Phone 4360 Television- Ton ite f Tomorrow WMCT. Memphis, Channel S TUESDAY NIGHT, DEC. 20 6:00 Evening Serenade 6:15 News Reporter 6:30 Dinah Shore B: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 10:00 This Is Your Life 10:30 News 10:40 Weather 10:45 Dave Garroway 11:15 To Be Announced 11:45 Sign Off WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30 7:00 Today T.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 it Groom 11:15 Storyland 6:30 To Be Announced 12:00 News . 12:15 Farm News 12:30 Channel Five Club 1:00 Homemakers Program 1:30 Photoquiz 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 Your Gospel Singer 5:45 Ha rtoons 6:00 Evening Serenade 8:15 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 9:00 This Is Your Llf« 8:30 Playhouse 10:00 Soundstage 10:30 News 10:40 Weather 10:45 Rocky King 11:15 Film Featurette 11:45 Sign OH (HEMATIC AITHMTK VICTIMS * JMM 1 burf. 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