Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on January 21, 1954 · Page 9
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Thursday, January H, 1954 HOM STAft, «e*f, ARK Alt* At Local Parks and Recreation Group Outlines Activities During the Past Year In asking for a budget of $4,200 the Parks and Recreation Commission submitted activities .of the organization last year to Hope city council. The report in brief, follows: Created in January 1953 the park department actually started operating in March with organization of a Little Iteague and Big League baseball teams. Six Little loop* tcnms of 15 players each : got idf'in a 10 game schedule as did four ' Big league teams. Some 150 boys participated over the vacation period. The cost was $051.12 furnished by sponsors and donations. The games attracted 0,560 spectators. The 1954 season plans include a Poney league for .1.3-14 year old boys. Donations and U of A Experiment Station cooperation made it possible to build K-Park. Municipal Swimming pool attracted 175 to 200 swimmers daily '"li'both locally and within a 50 mile radius. The pool closed the season with a $437.01 net profit and has proved a valuable attraction in bringing outsiders to Hope. There was a great day of tennis and volley ball activity and an increase is expected. The tennis courts have been filled underneath, resurfaced and .a sealer surface will be added in the spring. Hope High School wijl sponsor a school'tennis team as an added incentive. , p Playground, picnic and outdoor cooking facilities are in constant use, weather permitting, emphasizing the fact that picnicking is a pleasure at Fair park. Sometimes facilities were overflowed and the Commission plans to add extra tables and benches hesides other improvements to beautify the park The Recreation department .cooperated with the schools Grade School football program during the fall. There were four teams of 22 Jfy player-S;each.and a six game-schedule. Some 208 boys took part in the program 'and over 3,000 spectators viewed, thdf games. Through PTA cooperation each player was pro vided with .a numbered jersey and a trophy was given to Uie champion team at a party in its honor. The greatest fall and winter ac• tivity is operation of the Hope Youth Center. Through fine coop eration the buildipg was cleaned and. remodeled at an estimated I^J $500 •. with no cost whatever. All •' work and material were donated as was about $200 worth of'new equipment in the way of a juke box, microphone, public address system, drapes, concession stools, etc. The center opens every Fridaj^.ond Saturday high'ts and holidays with dancing, ping pong, talent shows, costume balls, hillbilly programs, games for entertainment. Some 5,000 youths attended the past fall Men and women's basketball teams have been organized and will compete with • neighboring towns. All games are played in the school gymnasium. Currently the department is working on a rifle range with help of the VFW and hopes to have it ready soon. . .. The commission is aware of the need for further development of City park for Negroes and a qualified recreation supervisor has been hired for the summer months. This supervisor is responsible for directing and oi-ganizing recreation activities at the park for Negro chil droll' and adults. The activities include ping pong tournament, horseshoe contest, junior and senior soft- bail league, tennis, picnicking and games'. In .addition to activities carried out last year plans call for a check er and bridge tournaments, adull ping pong tourney, and many othei events too numerous to mention. The Commission feels the recreation program is the only onswer to juvenile delinquency and continued cooperation from various individuals and clubs and business establishments as -shown last year" will make the program bigger and better than ever. Certainly it is, worthwhile and Hope has made a splendid start • in taking care of its own. KCMC Tft!«vla!ort Friday, January 2:00 Test Pattern 2:45 Film Feature 3:15 Love of Life CBS 3:30 On ¥o,ur Account NBC 4:00 Happy Home Show 4:30 Hawkins Falls NBC 4:45 Club Six 5:00 Cisco Kid 5:30 Western Theatre • 6:30 Doug Edwards CBS fe:45 Evening News 7:00 Bishop Sheen Du'Mont 7:30 Invitation Playhouse 7:45 Industry on Parade 8:00 Chicago Wrestling 9:00 My Friend firma CBS 9:30 Dillal-d's Talent Shew 10:00 NeWs Headlines 10.03 Channel'6 Theatre 11:10 Sign Off Godfrey May Loose License NEW • YORK UP) The Civil Aeronautics Administration today recommended' suspension of Arthur Godfrey's airplane pilot's license. The CAA recommendation went to ,tho Civil Aeronautics Board in Washington for action to suspend the license of the television star for any period the CAB "may deem necessary." Godfrey's' private plane was involved in. a near misr of the control tower at Teterboro, .N. J., air- .port in a .take-off Jan. 7. The CAA held that the. take-off "did not conform 'to the traffic pattern described. French Seize Vital Port From Commies . HANOI, Indochina (UP) French commandos seized the vital port of Thakhek from the Communists today, reuniting divided Indochina and reopening the Mekong River 1o traffic. The commandos swarmed into the almost deserted crossroads village on the .Thailand frontier and were joined shortly afterward by an armored column moving north from Seno airbarse. An estimated five to eight Red batallionS moved oul of Central aos as a result of ithe successf'il attack oi - . Thakhek. which the Com muniats captured in last December's dr;'ve. • •'.".; : French forces reported: only "light cpntact" with Red rear guard guerrillas and sadd. they inflicted "some losses." The French .column struck north from Seno airbase Saturday, and in four days covered 42 of the 4 miles separating 'he -two pointr. the Communists ottered only "weak" resistance to the advance. •The Reds took Thankhek the day after Christmas', climaxing their drive across the 130-mile "waist" of Indochina to the Thai border. They probed south toward Seno, where they were badly cut up by French defenders. "The phase of destruction before Seno is finished,'.' Brig. Gen.'Andre Franchi, French commander in central Indochina, said :ta'day, "The Viet Minh (Communist?) have-lost amost 2,000 men. I have how 'begun the phase of reconquest." CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT '-. THE brownstone house was silent and dark, save for one dim amber light burning In the downstairs hall, when Dale went up to her room that nightf The drive home, with Don awkwardly trying 'to explain away something he didn't quite understand himself, had heightened her tensions. Once in her room, a compulsion to act ,on her resolve without delay drove her to start packing her .ba'gSi.-' She did not hear the door open, nor see Agatha Galbraith—pin- burled and shiny-faced from her ftedtifhe soap and water ablutions —until a satin slipper hit one of the bags with a disdainful kick. "What's all this?" Aggie demanded, in her best top-sergeant voice. "What do you think you're .up to?" Dale looked up defiantly. "You're supposed to be asleep." . "I'd have to be stone-deaf to sleep through the racket in here!" "I'm sorry, Aggie." "And you haven't answered my question. What does this," -and she gave the leather bag another kick, "mean ?" "Stop thundering at mo," Date said wearily. "And stop pushing jne around. Doesn't anyone give me credit for having a mind of jny own ? I know where I'm go- Ing this time, and why." "A n d w h e r e, may I ask, is "Home," Dale said. Aggie sat down on one of the and folded her hands.- "Do you feel like telling me about it?" "There's nothing to tell. 1 am going back to the house Kelly and f lived in. I was happy there.., And don't send Phil after me thjs time, Aggie. I'm not coming back." : Aggie's eyes narrowed. "What happened yesterday?" "Nothing." Dale lifted her eyes and met the older woman's. "Nothing," she said dully, "that .won't go on happening to me, and on and on." Aggie frowned. "Don!" she exclaimed in a tone of mild astonishment. "I didn't think he had it in him." "You find it amusing—" Dale began accusingly. "I flnd it pathetic." Aggie shook her head. "Poor Don. Poor, clumsy, fumbling Don." "Those aren't my adjectives for him," Dale flashed. "No, ot course." Aggie sighed, t'So you're going." "In the morning," Dale said firmly. "Peace/ 1 Aggie murmured, "You Will find it—gray. A reverie in giay. Smoke, A shadowland. Xou weren't meant to live In a gray World, Dale." She rose. "How shall J stop Phil from following you? I can't very well lock him up." "Just tell him It'- no use, Aggie'" "And you think he'U Jlsten IP ijxe?" Dale almost smiled- "He told pie once that you were the only person in the world; he'd let bpss btm before he fell in love with you." She walked from the .room without giving Dale a chance to reply. There were only a few hours left 'or sleeping, and toward dawn Dale dreamed. In a globe of grayness she sp.un, and upon her ..closed eyelids whirling galaxies of brightness beat and throbbed.; : She was' n a play, a cloud, a dream, 'and: breath; was gray mist, and the' moon was faded, and dun star-dials pointed- to the day's! pale beglh- iing ...Dale " opened her. : eyes. Light streamed through' the slats of the Venetian blinds, arid'topaz dust motes careened up and down, up and down in a frenzy of delight in the sun.. . ' • But a weight like sand, lingering from the dream, lay ;on 'her, body. It was moments before she got out of bed, and showered and dressed. The taxi was outside, waiting tp take her to the station, when a messenger boy arrived with a square, brown-paper-wrapped parcel. "For Mrs. Kelland Fraser," he said. • Dale saw the letterhead on the address label. Scott and Carrutk- era, Publishers. Kelly's beck! She was • 'not returning home alone, after all. Something of Kelly, touchable and real, was her. companion. From the taxi window, she g;ave Agatha a last wave, then she sat back quietly against the upholstery, holding the bulky package very tightly In the curve of her two arms. At the cottage, unpacking the book first of all, Dale found It incredible that other ; voices had for a time drowned Kelly's out; that other features had overlaid his, dimming them. She thought, The dead are so defenseless against the eager, pressuring cries of •Forget, forget!'' :' '• She luilqiptted a. .handkerchief which 1 she was wearing ascot fashion at the .QQlJar of her linen suH, and wiped a space' clean on the mantel. There waa. a crackle ot static electricity In the silk square of material. Dust rose in a flurry and settled gently. Five of the books she left undisturbed in the. corrugated carton. The sixth) she lifted and placed pn the solid oaK mantel, opening the stiff covers and spreading the crisp-new pages that the book stood alone, The ceiling-high mirror over the mantel held, the dlnj shadow of Kelly's image, Its substance photograph o|j Trumvet Qt jacket cover. Pale snatched up th? bright square of silk and polished an oblong,of the mirror, and now the reflection was clear-out, staring back at her gravely, A shadow ot a shadow... Dale w J e h e a regretfujly' that she'd had a smliing photograph to give Steven Carrilthere, but, this, taken as a farewell g^ft yi« year Ilia father went abjpao;, w»a. only one ?he'<3 had, gell have UHecJ It. "l'$ b<$9 <H» grin tor wblipity, ( The arti^ wh9 Jacket had caught (be <i ,"IOSS: by Elslf Mick.. Dliirlbutcd-by JK'ne Fcawrcs.Syiidlutf who stood in the open doorway were drenched in radiance ajicl flowing warmth. Kelly would have [iked that, too... '..''''' Dale pressed back suddert tears and turned away from the .miiJrpr. Nothing in the room had:-been touched since the day sh to the big house With. ; her- randmother's housewifely spjja had rebelled at locking the doo|rB before the cottage had been given a thorough house cleaning, trot.' Dale had said stubbornly, ("Don't touch anything at all. r don't; cjlre if it's spic-ahd-span or not. Just lock the doors." A brown turtle-necked sweater lay across a chair arm. Kelly's battered old thesaurus—4* this rate, 111 wear out one a year/ — was on a low table, his favorite meerschaum beside it. Dale's fingerprints were on the rounded pipe's bowl when she set it-down, and she wiped smudges ot dust absently off her hands as she walked toward the window. The boxed-in room had a musty smell. But as she lifted her hands to open a window, Dale rfcalijsed that 'the storm windows; 'hadn't been taken off. .Grandmother'htid, indeed, followed her Instructions and , touched nothing! A frfcU gray cobweb hu^S like a Riliyat£re hammock (between the .outer and Inner pa,ne of glass; It ; . broke;;as Dale flung the windpw up tod pushed back the hinged flap oyer the three round slots .in the : putfej frame. The s Wet outer a4r surged in. Then she opened all the "dporBi Last inlght, Grandmother, hafl said, "If you are gplng to live in She cottage, it'll heed a thorough cleaning. We'll get someone from the village to help us." "No. I'll do it myself, Grandmother." Grandy rocked to and* fro in his creaky old chain before he »aid mildly, "Let the girl set her own house ip order, my.dear." Dale flung him an angry glance, aware of something .enigmatic in his tone. But he had only stuffed a handful of tobacco intp his pipe* tamped it down firmly and gone on watching the clouds creep silently over the moon across the Dale carried her bags in fronj the porch and started unpacking, A sizable and heterogeneous ward. robe, she thought, strewing garments indifferently PH the bed as they came out of the bag. The geranium-colored dress, her"'badge of courage" at Agatha OalbraWs 8jst^ dinner, Jbe strapless 0vswing gown ana wrap and slippers she had worn for her first date with Pon, The hat whose rakish, feather had perked her up for the inter* view with Steven qarruth,ers. Th> tailored business suits for the topekjBjtpre, the epWw dress ttiat Andrea, had blithely said was, JPF ft Qut Iwirted YOU SAVE ON PIGGLY WIGGLY'S CONSISTENTLY LOW PRICES . GREEN STAMP WITH EVERY DIME SPENT AT YOUR FRIENDLY PIGGLY GOOD FRIDAY and SATURDAY, JANUARY 22 and 23. WESSON OIL COCK O WALK YELLOW CLING •PINT BOTTLE 3Sc SUNSHINE KRISPY CRACKERS 1 LB. 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