The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 31, 1953 · Page 9
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December 31, 1953

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

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HTOMPAT> PECEMHEK 81, OUK IQAKDINC HQUSi - wlH. Molot Hoopi, VMOOND CJfJTHerMJPWlTHA COT LIP LAMPfWTVJANDA BLACK FRIDTJOP NU95PICKBI, CN6 CP MY OLD OUT OUR WAY Iv J. R. Williams BLYTHEV1LLB (ARK.) COURIER NEW! PAGE mm THEY &IVg L.IN<a,THE« COOK, HAUFOPPW/TB NO, 1 AIKIT NO CHINAMAN. AN' I AIN'T NO COOK.'6TT OUT O' MV POCKITS/ POLICE. 1 SAVE FOR THEM. AND By MIPNIGHT THEY TEAEJN4 .CHINATOWN APART LOOKING FOR HIM.' RUN, FOOL. RUN. 1 THEV NOT CAM TELL ONE CHINAMAN FROM ANOTHER/ THE RUN ON THE BANK te ». ™ f *r^?_ V» THEN YOU'D CELEBfZATE NEW / BETTEU VEAirs MY WHEN/ KEEPWWZ EAETHMEN CO, BUT WEU. HAVE THAT WATCH WELK.IW, TO RESOLVE TO BEAPBWrEINZOOZ... OTHEtTWISE WB»I6MT HAVE T0PHSUM* Paris and Supplies for All Cars, Trucks and Tractors 5b5 W II O I. K S X I, K 111 North Broadway Phone 4511 and «I2 WILL YOUR HOME BE HOT AND COLD THIS WINTER? Let oar experts show TOD the comfort and casual ness of heating with Natural Gas. Buy Now—Pay Later JEFF HESTER Plumbing & Heating Phone 8217 U Century with Natural Gal I romat romal DELIVERY SERVICE Phone 4507 Boon: S a.m. to 111 p.m. with Deliver? t» 1 p.m. WOODS DRUG STORE Ml Wert Main fit. For Fine Foods, Choose PICKARD'S GROCERY & MARKET Nationally Advertised & Fancy Groceries We Deliver 2043 Call In Come In 1044 Chick. THE ANGELS FELL B xxxvi EN HELM put down his empty glass.' "Oddly, it never occurred to Handy to kill Mrs. Larkin and leave her body for a double murfler to be pinned onto Paul Flagg. Or not so odd because even then he loved her, "He put Larkin's body in the closet and carried the uncon- tcious Mrs. Larkin out to his car, propped her up beside him and drove oft. Mrs. Jones, looking out of her window, got only the blurred impression of a man and a woman in a car passing by.' Hannah was back on the arm of my ch&ir and I leaned my head •gainst her shoulder. "Until well into the night Russ Handy drove around with Mrs. Larkin unconscious in his car," Helm went on. "He lives on the ground floor of a two-room apartment house." "On Kegler Street where she iwas shot?" Hannah asked. "No, quit* a few blocks away. ,A driveway runs alongside of the ihotue and there's a side door, The odds were large that nobody would ace him carry her into his iap«rtment, ind nobody did. He ! iput her on the bed and tried to revive her. He couldn't, but he wasn't too worried. He knew that .people remained unconscious for day! and sometimes weeki from a concussion. "For four days, from Thursday evening to Monday evening, she remained unconscious. He had to go to work and participate In the investigation of the murder he -himself had committed, and she might revive while he was gone. Whenever he was out at the house he tied her to the bed and gtgged her. You can see what I burden and worry she wai to him, but M didn't take to* *aiy way out by killing be*. "Then yesterday evening she revived. He had been away because Randolph had sent him to your house to find out abou' the supposed kidnaping of your son. He got in around 8 o'clock and he found her tied to the bed and gagged as he'd left her, but this time her eyes were open, staring up at him In terror." "Poor Dina!" I said. "Soon"she was able to sit up and eat. He told her that the police were searching for her as a murderer. 'But you killed him, she said. He said that that could never be proved. It was her word against his, and the police knew that she had tried to blackmail and that her husband had rushed after her. He would protect her; take her away to another part ol the country. Selling her a bill of goods, of course, but it docs show how much he loved her. "Numbly she agreed. She was too sick to think about it She lay on the couch and he aat with her, and after a while ht w«nt Into the kitchen to make her tea. He heard her cry out. He rushed into the living room to find her hysterical. She had turned on the radio softly, probably to get the news and check on what he'd told her, and she heard that her son had been kidnaped. "Handy assumed Paul had the records. When h« didn't turn them over to the police. Handy was sure Paul Intended to use them for blackmail." "Everybody's a crook," I Mid. • • • "ITANDY assured her that Paul Flagg would certainly get her »n back safe and sound by giving up the recordi. Sht didn't rtvtil to him that the had hidden tht brlefeaae and that only iht knew where It was. She muit have mad* up Mr mind to get out of then and we tht record* Gradually ah* him (o brinq to save her son. arid ...... - ...... bit apartment longer than uualltht u», And while bi wat m| the kitchen she ran out of the apartment." I started to run my hands through my hair and found Hannah's hand there on my head. "He loved her," Helm repeated, "but as soon as she went through that door he knew hi had lost her, and that he could save his neck only by killing her. There was risk in using his own revolver, but there was no other weapon at hand. When he reached the street, he saw her leaning against a light pole at the comer, evidently waiting for a taxi. None came. The street that late at night remained empty. She moved on, staggering, so weak that she could hardly stand. He tailed her, and when they were far enough from his house, he put three bullets Into her back." Helm loaded his pipe. "The second murder had cleared you, Flagg, and he wai aware that suspicion was now focused on somebody in the district attorney'! office. When he heard you had the briefcase, he had to go after it to »liminate hlf fingerprints." A match flared and rose to Helm's pipe. Hannah was beside me. Wherever I went the was there. 'But, Father," the said, there will be a trial and the content: of the records will become known." • "Not at all," he assured her. 'The court will not permit blackmail material to become public knowledge." 'THAT Saturday I broke the • news to Martha who said, 'I'll bet she was the one who iroposcd to you." She reached for a cigaret. "But I've got news, oo, Paul. I'm alio getting married." "To George Maudson?" "Of course." "Swell," 1 said. "WouM you like to buy my bUlilMK?" •I'm thinking of buying t house. It'll taki every cent I can raise." "You can pay out of profits. It's _ food builneia, Paul. YM and Hannah and Joey will be eata- ortable." THE "George hasn't had a drinti'since we snapped that candid photo of him fitting on the edge of the bed last New Year's Day!" FRECKLES AND HIS FRIENDS cviS Qtasmff) 1 Television- Tonite, Tomorrow WMCT. Memphis Channel 5 THURSDAY NIGHT, DEC. 31 6 - .DO Evening Serenade 6:15 News Reporter 6:30 Dinah Snore 6:45 News Caravan 7:00 Oroucho 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 10:45 Les Passes Ball 11:15 George Jessel 12:00 Stan Off FRIDAY, JANUARY 1 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 9:55 Weather 10:00 Hawkins Falls 10:15 Homemakers Program 10:45 Storyland 11:00 Bride & Groom 11:15 Tourn? —rnt of Roses 12:45 Cotton Bowl 3:30 Sports Highlights ol '53 3:45 Rose Bowl 6:40 Eddie Fisher 6:45 Esso Reporter 7:00 Dennis Day 7:30 Life <•? Riley 8:00 Big »-;>ry 8:30 Hopi'ong Cassldy •• 9:00 Cavalcade of Sports 9:45 Greatest Fights 10:00 Letter to Loretta. 10:30 News 10:40 Weather 10:45 Hit Parade 11:15 HSllywood Movie Theatre 12:45 Sign Off TH THE row s DEATH COLO KOTERS STEVE JAMESON SAME OLD JOBJ SAME OLD PAY! I HAVEN'T GAINED A J(SURE TWINS! ./} YOU HAVE, POP. . YEAR') ISHE'SONUY OLDER!< LA CHILD SYCAMORE HOUSE at Ark-Mo. State Lint Specializing in • CRAPPIE • STEAKS • COUNTRY HAM Operated by Jimmy Robertson PHONE 9922 NATURAL GAS Reatlni and appliance* In- •talled bf konded pipe lltten and flnaneed In 3D monthly pajnenta. Innlatlon >r other home Im- proTementa Inclided. E. C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. GOOP /MOTNIN& PROOK. & 0ANVU.E TD VBUN PROOK'5 office... IN TO SET YOUR OPINION OF A PKOPD6*L A /MR. SflVLg HAS /VWE. SOME SCOJDNS ATXSfii.fi NOW LETS SEE... HI, UMV. SET \ VOU'P LIKE TD THINK a3UNC£I78y )5O,MC. 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