The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 22, 1951 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST M, BLTTHETILLE, (ARK.) COURIER JflWI PAGE ELEVEM HAL BOYLI'S COLUMN When the Atom Bomb Hit New York: A Saga of Men, And How Confusion Affects the Civilized NEW YORK (ft— One* upon a | Center. A few were claimed by rel»- time l sudden future atomic explosion spread a surf of parted flesh and broken skyscrapers across the surprise'face of Manhattan. Before the gigantic look of awe could go away, the stunned look of loss took its place. And the bloody pain was interrupted by a daied uncertainty In many minds that only asked: ''What happened?" And then I he people asked for those who weren't there. They ask•d lonesomely because they felt • lone themselves. It was too soon for those who secretly wanted others gone to find out suddenly that they were dead. Dead? Why their minds had twined around that thought for years, Yes. mother dead. Father dead. Children dead. Husband dead. Wife dead. Boss dead. All prisoners mentally murder their masters. But do they really want them to die? This problem wasn't on the practical mind of the singed beagle hound who crept, his tail between his legs, back Into the sanctuary of a side street bar. He found there alive his favorite bartender, Robert, for whom he had barked up rabbits on many a hunt. "You're my good luck omen Beegle." said Robert, bleeding from the cuts from several blasted 1CO- proof bottles. "We'll always stay together." Wounded Tali Bandaged He put a bandage around the wounded remnant of a. tail that fly- tag glass hart left the do<*. and Beegie wagged the stump loyally although he didn't feel much like . s beagle. * The atomic burst had dislocatei a lot of Manhattan. Half of th downtown Wall Street skyline hat. disappeared, for example. A" freak effect was that Grant's Tomb, way up on Riverside Drive, had been leveled without killing a single tour- Ul. Every native survivor agreed that couldn't have happened thirty years ago. Later thousands of tourists were dug out of the ruins of the Empire State Building and Rockefeller tlves. Stranger Carted Off One stranger, melted permanently into Radio City limestone, was immediately carted off by a local hts- orian to the American Museum rf Natural History. He Is still there on exhibit, the poor man's' Pompeiian, •lutching'an unused pass to a television qui?. show In his rock-frozen :rip. And all the dead $64 answers there eternally (rested in his mind, right or wrong! Luckily for Robert, the bartender. :he atom burst- killed the owner of ;he bar at which he worked. Robert then got control of the bar by being fair to the widow. tHe was blond; she was brunette.) Everybody crowded into the bar and began buying drinks for each other, saying: 'What caused that noise? Where is my dear old mother-in-law? Missing? Thank heaven! Who said that? Me? Was it really an atom bomb? Well, Ihat is really going too far, I attack,' Inducted by overwork. I suppose the dog died of loyalty, but medically all i can prose Ls cirrhosis of the liver." Moral: Civiliwition may confuse men and dogs but it, will never Interrupt the habits of rabbiU. WILSON NEWS B} Mn B F Isn't there a law?" Let's Hunt Rabbits At first Beegie. as the Mr. and Mrs. Arnold McDanlel entertained with a barbecue supper at their home last Thursday evening honoring their son. Pfc. I Donnie McDanlel, who is spending leave at home. Guests attending were Mr. and Mrs. Herman Mc- Danlel and son Herman Jr., of Marion, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cunningham and family, Mr, and Mrs. Sterling Briggs and family of Crawfordsville, Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Cantrell and family of Memphis Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Johnston. Bobbj Dean Reid, Tommy Bannister, ' al people l of Osceola. Mr. and Mrs. Parker crowded around for more drinks, j Bowen and family, Mr. and Mrs was glad he was a dog. He kept Maurice Lynch and family, Miss whining to Robert to drop all this'Mary Traylor and Miss Martha nonsense and go hunt rabbits again.I Traylor, all of Wilson. ' • But Robert was a boss and no Miss Pat.sy Greenwell, Frank longer on the five-day week. The Keel, Miss Lillian Wilson, Dr. El- music of the cash register sang in don Fairley, Miss Jeanne Tramium his ears. And the gay customers teased the dog by pouring whiskey. into a saucer and saying, "drink." Beegie felt out of character but he lapped it up. Then he t'asted his tongue. Then he lapped . . . and he lapped . , . and he lapped. And he forgot all about hunting the rabbits. Some months later Robert col- ( lapsed and sagged to the floor while j ^"" carrying & sack of money from the attended th In Memphis and Bob 1 Amundson MOAT presentation Thursday night. Miss Virginia McAfee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. McAfee, who attends St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing in Memphis, Is visiting her family. Mrs. J. F. Mullins and children, Carolyn and Richard, were the of Mrs. Oris Billings In SERGEANT TO COLONEL-Masfer Sgt Daniel \fnnuppelli of Newark, N. J., gels a hearty kiss from his wife, Ora, on learning that he has been promoted to lieutenant-colonel. Manuppelli, 53, has been serving as Army recruiting sergeant In Newark, but returns to duty as an officer in his reserve rank. cash register to his safe. The customers scattered. But little Beegie staggered np to his lonely master, laid a small nose across his body— and died. ' The coroner said; "The licensed owner of this establishment succumbed of a heart Atoka, Tenn., last week. . Jean McPeake of Cleveland, Miss., was the guest of her grandmother, Mrs. Helen Mullins, last week. 1 Airman Apprentice Sherald Ward and Airman Apprentice Ralph Ray, who are stationed at Millington, were the weekend guests of Bobby Yates. Jeanette Perry, who has been confined to her bed the past 17 weeks with rheumatic fever, Is able to be up four hours a day. Her mother, Mrs. J. J. Perry, said It is possible that Jeanett* will improve enough to start to school In September. Mr. ana Mrs. Walter Keltner entertained with a spaghetti supper Friday evening at their home. Those attending were Mr. and Mrs. Glen Wheeler and daughter Glenda, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Nash and son James, and H. D. Alexander. Mrs. Joe Evans Jr., and children Nancy'Cloe and Joe Ashley, III, of »oc*l tclectlonj. Major and Mre. W. W. BVedso* and children, David «nd. Terrjr, •ere th« guests ol his brother, the tov. D. B. Bledsoe, and family, last •eek. Major Bledsoe has spent 26 lonths In Japan and nine months n Korea. His family was In Japan with him. They left here for Fort "ackson, Columbia, 8. C,, where he will be stationed. Mr. and Mrs. Prank McDonald and children Bethany Ann, Butch and Connie of Greenville. Miss., visited relatives and friends here and In Osceola last week. They formerly resided In Wilson. Mr. and Mrs. Arnold McDanlel and daughter, Judy, and son. Pfc. Donnie McDaniel will leave Wed- lesday for Waco, Texas, where Pfc McDanlcl will report for duty at James Connley Field. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Hayes ane son, Mike, left Tuesday for a vacation In Flint, Mich., where thej will visit Mr. and Mrs. Hershe Smith and their family. They were accompanied by Mrs. G. B. Craven and daughter, Karen, who will go on to Detroit to vijit Mrs. Craven's mother. Mrs. A. C. Goza, and sister Mrs. Hally Ouellctte. and her family- Buddy Craven Is visiting his aunt Mrs. Lorene Proffer and family In Sikeston this week. Wavne Alexander, president o Wilson High School Student Council, and J. D, Roberts, school principal, are attending the state student council workshop being held at Conway, Ark., this week. Mr. and Mrs. Buford Bodies, Sr., of Wilson and Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Zirkle and son, Jimmy, of Carson Lake spent last week fishing at Indian Bay. Mrs. Albert Greenwell. Mrs Ray- mond Ootair, Mn. J. H. Whlttkm and MiM Norma Anderson were in Memphif Monday where they met Jean Oreenwell, Carolyn Cotner and Carole whitaker, who returned from Little Rock. The girls visited Jan« Bird hi Little Rock. The Wilson Parent-Teacher Association Executive Board and committee chairman met Monday afternoon hi the M«rr«ll Room at the Tavern. Mrs. Charles Lertwlch, president, distributed "Kit of Tools" to chairmen of the various committees and plans were mapped out for the year's work. from th* Wilson Church who ar« assisting Include Mr». Johnny Manker, Mrs Ike Alexander, Mrs. M Williams, Mrs. Walter Keltner, Clarence Medlln, Lamar McDanlel and Miss Martha Traylor. Mr. and Mrs. Maury Upton spent the week end fishing at Indian Bay. The Mississippi County Asisocia- tlonal Hymn Sing wa»,held Sunday afternoon at the Whitten Baptist Church with 84 persons attending. Appearing on the program were tho Whitten Junior and Intermediate Choirs, the Vesper Choir of First Baptist Church, Blytheville, and the Forty-two children enrolled at the! Adult Choir from the Wilson Vacation Bible School that opened Church. The next meeting will be at the Carson Lake Baptist Mission held Nov. 18 at Luxora. Church Monday morning. The Rev. D. B. Bledsoe, pastor of th« Baptist Church m Wilson, Is principal ol the school and Miss FaUsy Greenwell Is general secretary. Others Competitive enterprise 1* so far gone In Europe that It is illegal to open a new watch factory in Switzerland. Mt. Sterling, Ky., are visiting he parents, Mr. a.nd Mrs. T. J. Me Afee, and family. Harold Ray, who has been a student at Southern Baptist College in Walnut Ridge, has completed his studies at the college. Alter spending a few days here he will enter Arkansas Ctate ' College in Jonesboro. Mr. Ray will receive his diploma from. Southern Baptist with the spring graduating class. Jo Lee Williams was a guest of the Klwanls Club In Osceola last Thursday. She entertained with NOTICE Undersigned Barber Shops will close at 7 p.m. every Saturday night beginning September 1st. • RED BALL BARBER SHOP • SAFETY FIRST BARBER SHOP • O. K. BARBER SHOP • MAIN BARBER SHOP • IMPERIAL BARBER SHOP • HUDSON BARBER SHOP • SPECKS BARBER SHOP Under New Credit Regulations . . . . NO CASH HEEDED! YOUR OLD REFRIGERATOR OR ICE BOX IS YOUR DOWN PAYMENT ON A NEW GENERAL ELECTRIC REFRIGERATOR NO DOWN PAYMENT Immediate Delivery ONLY S 2 70 WEEKLY We Finance Your Account—No Third Party. Come In Invites You to See or Call one of their Salesmen. Phone 2492. They are ready to Give You a Big Trade-In! GOOD/YEAR SERVICE STORES Phone 2492 410 West Main Street

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