The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 5, 1949 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 5, 1949
Page 13
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TUESDAY, APRIL 5, (ARK.) COUNTER NEWS ' PAGE THT r* OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams Our Boarding House with Maj. Hoople . i (SET IT'S <l POSTCARD FROM AFRICA EOOGU i\" WISH sou VOERE ENOUGH 15 % ~~GOIf4<J TO HOJT RIGHT HeC6 Y. LEOPARDS TOMORROW FOR ME —- fe\ ~~ MEVJCR HEARD COTAArtOW MAKSV 146 TIGER tSKOUOMT II. BACK, 1 HAH? I KINRATHCUGHT THERE'D BE WSSATIS- FACTIOM WITH A REPAIR JOB LIKE THAT-WHAT DIP SHE SAVf OH, TH 1 JOB'S O.K., BUT SHE Se-Z SHE SLEEPS WITH THE DOLL BUT DON T LIKE TO BE PUTTIN' IT IM TH' OVEN EVERY MIGHT TD TAKE TH' CHILL OFF TH' IRON SO SHE CAM GET SOME SLEEP/ EFFETt FOR —AT JL)»4CTION A CHAP COOLD RECAPTURE TMt OLO, 6TRO14O THE COLP SACVC Elizabeth R. Roberft THR STORY 1 Puklle prru.rt Jim. All is forgiven Return home at once. You will never again be lale foi an appointment and lose your job. We promise to buy an accurate new Bulova at DREIFUS Jewelers :ilB West Main St. Blyfhcville "Meet Dreil'us—Wear Diamonds" i tr IOBBMC •erHie <-*HiK« utvr Mr. and Mr*. Ilubrrl*. «rb« hnvr n aov !• Ihr V*T7. jnHBK SrrK^nnl I'bllLIpK •• • l*4frw, II f« early !• the Hltr «n4 Ibr «rrKi'nal M*k«» kfMNelC e«M~ plrlcly »T boMC. MlahlBV 1* b* bOPipilable, lb«y l*vflr M«K«r 1« Ibrfr MvInK reon and Rn|[rr Irlti thai 1b« UNIFORM Headquarters • Baseball • Softball Get Our Prices TAX! and TRUCK DRIVERS UNIFORMS All Colors - Gabardine $12.95 HUDSON Cleaner-Clothier-Tailor SCOTT ALLEY SIGN & NEON SERVICE • Better Signs • BeHer Service SOS North Franklin Phone 3203 III r PHE coQversatioti was rapidly approaching the Department of Dirty Linen, and Rub, who when embarrassed directs his attention to the floor, was assiduously studying the toe of his shoe. Even I, fnmed for talking loo much, could think ol nothing to say. II was our hostess of the evening who broke ihe uncomfortable silence. She phoned to say she had had a last- minute disappointment. \Ve didn't know of a single man who might fill in, did we? Her voice was ol the carrying type; ex'ery word she spoke to me was plainly audible in the room. The sergeant, I noticed, heard the news with a glad, expectant smile. Rob sat nodding his head importantly, like a big-time realtor closing a deal. "Tell h«r," he said, "we'll bring the extra man." When I rejoined the men, Phillips whistled softly. "Pretty!" he said. "Mighty pretty." In rny youth other little girls, dressed in their best and heading for children's parties, were kissed by their mother.-; and told ho pretty they looked. Time after time I calleitfor a little friend and heard her nVbther, perking up her liair ribbon, puffing out her sleeves, soy, "Dear, you look very pretty. Have a good time at the party." Finally, I could bear it no longer. Having called for my little friend and heard her mother admire her as usual, I swung by my own house en route to the party and, on the pretext of picking up forgotten handkerchief, skipped in for a parade in front of my mother I perked up the tiny h»ir rib- COml«HT IY <U<[NIIIG: tUIUlHIl MtTlllUTIB IV MIA SftVICL WC. jons tied to my two bruids—braids so light Ihey lifted my eyebrows in a perpetual expression of inqviiry —pulfed out my sleeves, even wiped the dust from each Mary Jane sandal onto the back of the other leg. twirled slowly before my mother's apathetic gav.e, and, tvhen she had said nothing and 1 couldn't stand it another minute, cocked my head wishfully and breathed, "How do I lookv" "Handsome is as handsome does," she said. • • • [ DIDN'T fare any better at the hands of my friends. Trade- lasts in lower school, in exchange (or "Gcoi'Kic says you're pretty," produced "Teacher says you're obedient." It got no belter in high schooL There a big compliment was thai my },pir, n o longer lightly braided, was nice, or that I had a well-turned elbow. . . . But this boy, practically at siRbt. said I was pretty. I wasn't going to forget that. The party was unusually large for a wartime dinner; even so. before we arrived the word had spread that the Roberts" had lodger, and he was greeted as Roger the Lodger. The sergeant was addicted to saying "Roger," even though he was not a pilot but was attached to Headquarters Company. In the years that followed we had two Rogers, both lawfully baptized so. but they were never known to us by that name. Our one Roger was Roger, our first, and to the end, lodger. I was a little anxious for Roger, catapulted into the midst of a roomful ot strangers, middle-aged people of moderate means, whereas he was not only young but impecunious and non-commissioned as well. He seemed to feel the contrast, for he went elegant on us again, holding himself stiffly wearing a lofty expression, bowing from the waist as he waE presented to the ladies, shaking hands with the gentlemen (more than one immediately after that clasp of fellowship examined his nngcrs .uiTCptiliously). and between in- roductions maintaining a winch- 'ul silence. , with the J advent of cocktails, he snapped ,o. He manned a tray of canapes. ind, with the warmest cordiality, begged Ihe gucsls to help thorn- selves. When supper was placed on the buffet, he asked our hostess whether she would prefer to hnve j ilm carve (he turkey or the ham, explaining lhat he was equally lood at cither. Me carved the turkpy. When our host, whose accepted jrcrojjalU'e halt always been the Pone's nose and boll) oystcis. had finished serving the ham and all of the gucsls were seated, he approached Ihe turkey carcass. Dnin- lily he turned the bird over; a little more concernedly he pored through the scraps on the plntler; finally he laid clown the carving knife and fork r.nd went from table to table, ostensibly to inquire whether every guest were amply served; but we knew well enough what he was looking for. As he abandoned search, I heard him mutter, "Gad, 1 don't see where they went." I'd seen where they went; Roger had polished off those tidbits in the twinkling of an eye. Nexl mornini; DoRer appeared upstairs a little before church time, knocking lightly on the kitchen door beyond which 1 was scurrying to cook breakfast, lie inquired which would be easier for me: to have him drive me to church and return wilh a nice warm car— he'd keep it in a healed garage — or to have him drive me to church and wail »t home until time to pick me up again. I expostulated that it wouldn't be necessary for him to do either, that 1. was accustomed to managing all by myself, but he cut me oft wilh a lordly gesture. The question, he saiil, was: _which would be easier for me, to have him drive me to church and return with a nice warm car or for him merely to drive me to church and wait at home until time to pick me up again. I chose the novelty of a warm c^r. (To Be Continued) L. INC. r. M Bin U. «. fAT. OFI. "Imagine that! He gives me a 'C' in history—nnci I've pro- tended to be madly interested in the course all semester!" FRECKLES & HIS FRIENDS By MERRILL BLO88EK No Dames? NOW MANAMA To WE ^ MEAwr TOMORROW 2 BOT ffs SPANISH fOR OLD ARMY 6AM6/ I'UISCILLA'S I'OP Oh.'l'iomisc Me Hy AL VERMEER Crappie or C'afffsb 24 HOURS DAILY Special Sunday Dinner 75c Simpson Cafe A now sole to your worn soles if applied by us meant double .wear bMirie.s footwear that Is really good looking. H-fl LTCRS QUqUITY SHOC SHOP I2> w vi e i M s • Fresh Dressed Hens & Fryers Fresh Country Eggs For Safe of All Times We Also Pay TOP MARKET PRICES t For Live Poultry Commercial Dressing Solicited Johns Produce Pho. 4107 W. H'way 18 For Expert PRESCRIPTION SERVICE Call 4601 NICHOLS DRUG Everything In Music BROOKS Music Store 107 E. Main. Tel. 811 COTTON FARMERS Chemically delinled cotton seed germinate quicker, plant and plow tlie same week. Reduce chopping expense and produce more cotton per acre. STATE CERTIFIED VARIETIES AVAILABLE I>. * P. L. NB. 14, per 50 Lb. Ban $10.011 D. J. JP. L. SB. 15. Per 50 Lb. Ba( 1D.OU Sloneville Z B, Per 50 Lb. Bag 10.00 Stoneville t C, Per H Lb. Bar 10 - uu Rowden 41-B, Per 5« Lb. Bar 10.00 Half & Half (Ilibred), Per 50 I.b. Bar. 10.00 Coker's 100 Wilt Resistant. Per 5« Lb. Bag 10.00 Pauls, Tor SO Lb. H»j Ifl.W Empire, Per 50* Lb. Baj 10.00 Come in and place Tour order or set Tour supply today. BLYTHEVILLE SOYBEAN CORP. Phone 8M Blrtheville. Ark. Phone 8S1 Bnncho: LeachTllle, Ark., llornrrsvillr, MB. and Senath. Mn. 1/1 -1 C O m .STUDEBAKER FINE CARS AT A FAIR PRICE '49 License on All These Cars 1947 Chevrolet, very low mileage, clean inside and out. 1947 Ford, radio, heater, jand seat covers. 1940 Mercury, new paint and BRAND NEW MOTOR 1940 Ford, new paint, equipped with overdrive 1939 Chevrolet, good motor, radio and healer 1947 Studehaker !'/» Ton Truck, good motor, tires x and body • Come By Before You Buy in Sales Co. "Your Friendly Studebaker Dealer" Railroad & Ash Phone 2195 •STUDEBAKER 1 A RING FOR JH, RICHARD, IT'5 BEAUTIFUL.'.' MOW 'I'OLI'VE GOT TO PKOMISt TO NEVER WALK HOME FROM 3O-IOOL WITH I OH ANY OTHER J T WOMT. ...PROMISE NOT IO SHARP- VUUR JELLY UEAI-1'3 WITH ANYBODV BUI ME/ ..AMD PROMISE YOU WON'T WA"5H VtDUR BECAUSE WATER WOULD SURE WRECK THAT CIGAR BAND' l!y MICIIAUL O'MAU.KY and RALPH LANE in Fog Channel's office... vou SAID FLINT. lT, AIR. POND RUGGED \! HAD A STUFF. THIS TASTE OF IT JUDO... / IN THE WHAT? / MARINES. YOU Rf Not 8UIII FOR IT, BASCOM, IOVER. GET UP.' WE'VE SOT TO FIND OUt WHY THAT CHANNEL PERSON IS SO ANXIOUS TO BUY OUR HOUSE. IT WAS 0000 AMOtAO.' VOU AND ME ARE GOIWi TO VISIT JIGGER'S PUCE. VISTEH, BUGS. YOU <NOW JICQER JACK50H'! OID puce. DON'T YOUR PARTNERS OLD OIMT? VEAH.T008A JISCfR DIED--OR WAS IT? WASH TUBES Willy M Dik'inniii By LESLIE TURNER DOCTORS HWC FOUND Y THAT HELP5 MITTO n's A FORM Or-AUEK«V r .| UNPERsrAND WLTV- DOM'T \ HViM, THI6 I*U»T «C KNOW WI4 IT'S PRESEUT ONL'f IM CCRTWU PEOPLE ^WV WORE TURN WHY CER1MN OTHEE5ARB MUCfllC TO POUEW! I THOUGHT Y KO. BESIDES, ID MOST CASES, AHV HARP/ LIKE SdVWS »M IW5MJE M*,U IWSMT EtJOUSH DRIWKEC WHoV WILL POWEK TO THINK NOKMM.LY' lliSU'I ENOIXJH WILL POW6E.1O QUIT WAS AH ALCOHOLIC, &EM. UNLIKE THL- ORPItmRV PRIMKER.. THE A1COHOLICS HMD IS SO AFFECTED TIIM lit WO LONGER HAS THE CHOICE VJ11HOUT PPOPLK lltLPl 1 KNOW IM EK-VICIIW BUGS BUNNV By FRED BARMAN MY OOGGIC IS VEWY PARTlCOLrVR WHAT HI EATS / T CAREFULUV , X3MITIN' WY SMELLER.' SURE SMELLS GOOD/ I iVS ^=3>/s—Y SPECIAL By V. T. HAMLIN N.L PI6HT NO\V, \ -fi Hy EDGAR MARTIN t BOOTS AND HER BUDDIES

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