The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 30, 1953 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 30, 1953
Page 13
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WEDNESDAY, PECBMBBK M, _^___^_ OUR WARDING HOUSI — with M*|w HM»!« •v J. R. WllliMM OUT OUR WAY LEAST TWO 'oAFiTwewYBWiAW^^Jf-j^^LtfteED-lSADHAeiTi tMO TAK« A ^*|^y~T\ i"** P^ w A >-l- p-RlDif4S | J«VCOR_ < J^^Mt^e^MAoc MeiJTAL. HO04B6—. AMD BATrtM»i; GAUMS.' sA AYE,«'HEACTK.'WEt.L HAVE A PAZTV TOffLEWATE THE*EM[J|H6 JAPP-EP s LOOSE FBCMTHg PIRATE SHIP BY A BERUJUM ALLOY I* COVERED Wrmft/EL IU. BUY THAT.' HOW ABOUT ma.'c«»? fECWAN INTENDED VICTW I* LOCATEP (AUK.? cotntnm •AGE Parts and Supplies All Cars, Trucks and Tractors S S 5 \\ n O I. K S A F. E WILL YOUR HOME BE HOT AND COLD THIS WJNTER? Let our experts ibow 700 the comfort »nd casualties* of heat- Int with Naturil Cat. Buy New—Pay Later JEFF HESTER Plumbing & Heating Phone 8217 W Century with Natural Gai f-^romol 'rompi DELIVERY SERVICE Phone 4507 Houri: I >.m. to 10 p.m. with Delivery to 1 p.m. WOODS DRUG STORE 221 Wett Main St. Moth Holes Tears Ladies & Men's Garments WHY PAY MORE? RUTH MeCLANAHAN —SKIL WEAVER— 421 E. Sycamore Blythevllle SYCAMORE HOUSE at Ark-Mo. State Line Specializing in • CRAPPIE • STEAKS • COUNTRY HAM Operated by Jlmmj Robertson PHONE 9922 For Fine Foods, Choose PICKARD'S GROCERY & MARKET Nationally Advertised & Fancy Groceries We Deliver 2043 Call In Come In 1044 Chick. CCAL $10 ton delivered - 2 tons or more (Plus Tn) HESTER'S COAL YARD PHONE 3186 XXXV T'D already pieced out the background of the story before Ben Helm began. Dina had been ambitious, no longer content for her husband to remain merely a district attorney, so she reminded him of his election promise to send Willie Shnd to jail. In order to pst evidence, he enlisted the aid of Russ Handy. "Larldn had given Handy his job. Handy had no tics to local politics and seemed devoted to his boss. Devoted especially to the wife of his boss, hut Larkin didn't suspect that. He assigned Handy to tap Shad's wire—without a court order which Would have put Maudson wise, tt wasn't a one-man job; Handy could manage to spend only a few hours an evening on the lap. But on the third night something important came through—Maudson's phone call to Shad for campaign money. That was dirt on Maudson rather than on Shad, and Handy started getting ideas how he could me it to his own advantage. When a couple of nights later he tot on record your call, Mr. Rthn, he had really big stuff." The congressman poured him«elf another drink. "When Larkin learned h* Wii icing to be nominated for judge, he dropped the wiretapping," Helm went on, "But Handy made transcripts anyhow." Helm shook hli head. "Handy ! assumed that Din« preferred him i to Larkin and th«t the only f ea- l«on she didn't w«nt to mike it .permanent was that he didn't earn much of i living,. H* |«howed her the record! ind the .transcripts in i brief cue end told her that in return for them he could make you, Mr. Rahn end Maudson hand over to him •the (50,000 you'd received from i *hid, Put Htndy off by Ulling him that she would think his plan over. And then he found her gone, and with her the briefcase." Helm's glass was empty. 'He shook his head when Hannah rose to vefill it. "Handy couldn't go after her without giving himself away to her husband and his boss. The next day he phoned her, but she was out. Then in the early afternoon LarUin returned to his office like a wild man. He ordered everybody to drop everything and search for Mrs. Larkin, and he called Handy into his private office. "Larkin charged that Handy had sold the records to her for S2000, and he went on to lay that she'd told him she'd borrowed the money from Paul Flagg, her former husband. 'Is that true?' Larkin demanded. Handy thought it a pretty food lie, better than he could hive told; It put him in » bid light, but at least didn't reveal in my way that they had been loveri. He kept his mouth shut and waited to be fired from his job, which was all Urkin could do to him if he didn't want hit own role in the wire-tapping to come out. But Larkin had too much on his mind to do any Bring at the moment. He mapped, 'I'll attend to you later,' tnd Handy beat It." • * • TJELM made a halt turn to •"•^ speak directly to me. "She was a woman who liked to talk about herieU, ao Handy knew about you and that you lived In West Amber. "He wn only a few minutee behind Larkin, but he had the advantage of not knowing where you worked or lived, so he wasn't sidetracked. Because it was still working noun, Larkin drove ta the warehouse, while Handy »vad time by Uking t minute to look you up tn the telephone directory. We know now that Mrs. Larkin had seen him arrive and had hidden the briefcase. Calmly she told him that she had given it to you and that you had driven off to put .it in a safe place. "Well, there he wai with the woman who had stolen the records from him for another man, and he told her what he thought of her. She stood smiling and telling him that she really didn't care for him, and in a fit of fury he grabbed her by the throat He says he wouldn't have hurt her. He was merely shaking her when the door flew open and Larkin came in. • • « "T ARKIN had his gun in his hand. Handy believes that as Larkin came around the side of the house he heard some of his bitter, angry words that left no doubt they had been lovers. So it was at his wife's lover Larkin «hot. He missed. Handy law murder in Larkin's eyes and knew he would keep ihooting. He had gone for his own gun at the instant of the shot. He war much quicker and better with a gun than Larkin. He got him between the «yes." Helm cleared his throat. Hannah asked: "Then why didn't h* claim Mlf-delense?" 'It want and he knew It, Larkin, as district attorney, had a legitimate right to go after theee records with a gun. When the whole story of the records and the fact that Handy had been Larkin's wife's lover came out, it would look bad. But what really counted wei that Larkin had evidently shot in defense of Ma wife'a life, H ahe told the police that Handy had been choking her, he would be cooked. Everything depended on what •he would »ay. And what she •aid right then wai, 'You murdered him!' and became hyiteri- cal. The thote hadn't brought anybody, to Handy knew nobody else wa« In the houi«. He had to shut her up before her scream t brought nelghbon. He struck her on the head with hie fun." "The concufiion," I muttered. (Te Be Ce*tl«ded) Television- Ton ite, Tomorrow WMCT, Memphis. Channel S WEDNESDAY NIGHT, DEC. JO 6:00 Evening Serenade 6:15 News Reporter 6:30 Eddie Fisher 8:45 News Caravan 1:00 I Married Joan 7:30 I Led 3 Lives 8:00 TV Theatre 9:00 This Is Your Life 9:90 Playhouae 10:00 Soundstage 10:30 News 10:40 Weather 10:« Rocky King 11:15 Film Featurette 11:45 Sign Off THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31 7:00 Today 1:25 News 7:30 Today 7:55 News 8:00 Today 8:26 News 8:30 Today 8:55 Morning Meditation 9:00 Ding Dong School 9:30 Shopping At Homa 10:00 Hawkins Falls • 10:15 3 Steps to Heaven 10:30 The Bennetts 10:45 Follow Your Heart 11:00 Bride ti Groom 11:15 Storyland . " 11:30 To Be Announced 12:00 News 1Z:15 Farm News 12:30 Channel Five Club 1:00 Homemnkers 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 6:25 Weather 5:30 tWld Bill Hickok 6:00 Evening Serenade 6:15 News Reporter 0:30 Dinah Shore 6:45 News Caravan 7:00 Groucho Marx 7:30 Cavalcade of America 8:00 Dragnet 8:30 Theater 9:00 Martin Kane 9:30 Foreign Intrigue 10:00 Playhouse of Stars 10:30 News 10:40 Weather 10:46 Les Passes Ball 11:15 Oeorge Jessel 12:00 Sign Off NATURAL GAS Heatinc and appliance!. In•tailed by bonded pipe filters and financed tn 30 monthly payment!. Initiation or other home In- prorementa Included. • E. C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. RADIATOR WORK • Boiled Out • Repaired • Flo Tt$r«d • Rt-corad ALL WORK Gmmntttt Grovers Body & Radiator Shop Mt Ci. Uka ATI Ph*. INI IHEUMTK ilTHUTK nCIMS b *22H, fittf""** TlM "- **»• E..^^ 1 * "*^ ••••» In** nMMMe% EIBBT DIUO ITOBM "Wake up, son! I just want to ity Rood morning to you once whit* you're home from college for the holiday* 1 ." PRKKLK AN* Htt PtIINN >• e •s r »S STEVE AND CUW REACH THE POND, A HAND BREAKS THE SURFACE OF THE ICV WATER... ..THEN SINKS FBQM ftJHTAS STEVE INH6SITATIN6LV CjjVEf IN. 2 U I DON'T WANT ALL THAT •WASN'T THAT NICE OF THEM WEEK HE WAS OMPLAINIMQ HOW EXPENSIVE THEY WERE! TH£ NEIGHBOR' GAVE 'EM TO ME! MOTHM /HUL\MN».' SOU M*. B/WVH.LS VW3ULPNT.y SHOULD H*» ttttJ MM VM*JT THE THAN H6 ftaVEXATTHe MTHMS'ANP vou 10 CKM.XXI KOM J*OKjf' MMQUIT/ SfTON* DOWN TO UJNCM. COME NOW, TACKV. 'THE WAV IMfOfCmNT MEN L«5 MR. 5AVLE L*IENSO TO Hm TALK ABOUT 9U5M65S PLANS, M3U COULD TELL THEV THOUGHT HE WAS OK/»V. HE'S EVEN SON* TO HAfc LUNCH WITH MR.S**LE , FLOVO SANV1U.6, E TO HIS LUNCHiO4 D«TE,STDPS 1O »UV A BOUTONNERE. SOKRyI(7EWVH7 XXJ. STATS IN WHICH wi bmn>: Keu,\mii. un-pui iu. L*I TELL HIM MB If00 BOV5 me * COT WAWT THE BEST «L N W HML ,»VfiV YES.BUrtOUYVERE UNKNOWN THEN- THIS IS A LOT \ANDINTIMES OF YOUR FRIEND BETTER'N HAVIN' 1 LIKE THESE ( WHOM YOU SOUGHT MT DINNER ON I OUR GATES V IN THE NORMAN LICK WHO,SO WE DECIDED TO FIGHT IT OUT ON DIFFERENT A MENACE TO / t CAN OUT MENACE HIM Z i SIT DOWN IN IT AND LET MI KNOW HOW YOU LIKE IT! , PETUNIA, A THEV'ffg WHAT'S THS RJNNV LOOKIN'/ WSHION HUNK 0 A. AM'. WELL, WHAT DO VOU THINK ? & ( ---ONCE YA.SiT '• /V USEOTOIT

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