The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 27, 1952 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

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SATURDAY, DEC. 27, 1958 BLTTHEVILLB (AMC.) COURIER OUR BOARDING HOUSI —'with M«|»r I'D GU666 IT'S Ar4 OXJEKDOS6 OF THAT SOT fOR CHRIST-J gATTERV 3UIC6 MM FROM tUe (4 TUey suzzue ATTU6 Bus. Phone 8061 FOR SALE Res. Phone 6218 BOWEN APARTMENTS Contact Owner—Shown by Appointment Only Terms Can Be Arranged Over 10 Year Period OUT OUR WAY : FOR SALE Beautiful stucco home . . . two bedrooms, 2 tile baths . . . plate glass shower with tyronza base. Attic fan, wall-to-wall carpeting . . . draperies . . . floor furnace ... alt cedar lined closets. Guest house In rear with complete bath, hardwood floors, knotted pine walls, attic fan, cedar lined closets. Ideal location. Shown by Appointment only. ' JOHNNY MARR ... phone 4111 • ..... r or F. B. JOYNER . . . phone 4446 "What do you mean, you fint m»t m» when you w«r» whistling for a tax! and I cam* running? Th«r» wasn't ••:•."•-••• a cab on th« itreet!" Beautiful Spruce . Christmas Trees.* ; Country Ribs and Backbones Good Tennessee Sorghum. Fresh Oysters Fine Foods at PICKARDS Grocery & Marker Nationally Advertised and Fancy Groceries Glazed Fruift A LARGE VARIETY OF FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES EVERY DAY IN THE WEEK. We Deliver Search for a Hero 3{ ft By Thomas Hal Phillips Copyright by Thomas.Hal Phillip*. Distributed b|r NEA Service, Inc. M R. WILKES had had G. B. Wilkes, Gen. Mdse. hanging over the small porch in • front of the store for a good *10 years, and h slill thought everybody who came through the front door was going to lybuy something. , ": Rufus Cole always came in ^quickly when he wanted to buy j something, as if he must get it 'before he forgot-—though he never j rushed out. George Valley, who was already In the store, was another easy one: if he.wanted to buy something, his eyes startec searching for it before he hac closed the screen behind him. Rufus Cole let the screen door close on his heel, and walked down the long aisle next to the counter I thought he had come straigh Sfrom the fields, for it was the las iof May and everybody was busy jwith the new cotton crop, most o |it big enough to hoe. He was dark [brown, especially about the bad [of his neck. He was nearly 70, bu ! still he walked with an almre [exaggerated straightness. H jlooked away from me to Georg iValley, and said, "They're tryin, | to crucify me, hon. H I was not certain whether h«V wa Television- Ton ite, Tomorrow WMCT. Memphis, Channel & Saturday Night, DM. • :«' Matinee -Varieties ' 7:6Y:A11 Star Hevue, : 8:00 show of Shows, I played tennis with Meb", not because I Ilfced tennis, bat because . I liked to see her in the sunlight. [talking to me or to George Valley > : in late years he had come to ca' 'most anybody.."hon"—a name h ;had once reserved for his onl tgrandson. ... fcJ George Valley said, "Who, M: i Mr. Rufe stared at George Va] ley, as if, one ought to know with 'out asking when a neighbor ha trouble on his hands. "The South ern Land Bank. I sold some tim ,bcr to Mark Willis, on that north icreuk bank—edge of my place. [They say the creek is. the line. ;Why, that fence two rods nprlh's : becn the line for years. 1 never :got nothing for the timber to begin i with—just let Mark have it be. .cause he needed some poplar. They • ;run off with my money to years ago but they won't run olT with . .one foot of my land, even if that strip is too pore to sprout whoop- crwill peas." He looked 'back at me. ! /George Valley said, "If you go i into court, get Don to testify fer • :you, Mr. Rufc. He done all right fer his Uncle Lew." He was talking about the lime Uncle Lewis Wade killed Mr. Tonce Burke with a singletree; I had to testify be- .caiise I was in the fields and saw it. . ' "You don't want to get in court again, do you?" I shfok my hc.-id. Mr. Rufc said, "I" heard a coach was up hercSl o o k i n g for yrtor brothers. They get their scholarships?" P'J "Yessir." #'. "V."*al did they get?" "I don't know." 1 imagined he had an idea, for his'grandson Foster Lloyd, had been a star halfback at Alabama State before he joined the air forces, t "Course.you know But you're • ri;ht. Don't ever lell all you know." He winked, as if he knew H «*».W-.M wasn't there. "You not going off .o school?" "Not this year.'' He went out. * • • T STOOD in the doorway and looked across the street to the small giftshop that Meb and her mother ran. Mer came to the screen door and waved at me, and then limped back into the shadows of the shop. It Wis not a bad limn, really just enough to be attractive, or so it seemed to me then.' Her mother, born in Corinth, had been a nurse in France during the First World War; and soon after th» Armistice she had married a 43-year-old French cavalry officer from Bordeaux—he was a coffee merchant in peacetime. Meb was born four years later—she was a month older than .. They lived in France unlil a slight attack of infantile paralysis brought Meb and her mother to Corinth for three years so that Meb could be treated he last of May and everything within sight that" would ever be green was green. The store wasn't so bad—but I wished I had > chance to work in the fields, and ;et away from the whiff of coal oil and cheese. Or a chance to work on the railroad with Papa. He let Wallace and William work with him every Saturday in the winter, and in the summer, when school was out, they sometimes worked four or five days a week. They got as much for one day on the railroad as I got for three days in the stpre. Papa had some foolish notion that old man Wilkes might die and give me the store. I had started work in the stora when I was-14— the year Papa was laid off from the railroad and.all of us missed a year in school. Then when Georgie Dan ran away and joined the army in 1940, I began to work every day when there wasn't any school. I was the only one who knew at Campbell's Clinic in Memphis. Then they returned to France and ivcd in Bordeaux until Meb was 5; that year her father died. ~*IIEY came to Corinth a second " time, and a few months later moved to Old S h i 1 o h. People .hought they had come to OId,Shi- oh because of the mineral springs; actually, they had come because there was no reason to stay in Cornth: their money was gone. Meb had almost no accent, certainly less than her mother, who spoke as if she had not been ex- losed to English unlil late in life. Meb would often say, "Poor Mother, she's orgottcn her English and she never really learned French. But she's prettier than me." And il was true; she was more beautiful than Meb, though they had exactly the same features —heavy dark eyes, almost golden complexion, wonderfully snancd throat, and a good sense of listen- ing—exceplfthat Meb's hair was light A few times I played tennis with Meb, not because I liked tennis but because 1 wanted to see her running in sunlight. 1 never played often, for I had to borrow a racket from Mr. Walter (before he quit teaching algebra and music and went to work in the post office at Corintn.) where everything was, because Ylr. Wilkes was so old he forgot. A few minutes later, Wallace and WilllaVn came in. They were \o pleased about their scholarships hat I didn't want to look at them. 'It won't hurt you to stay out of school a year," Papa had said. 'You're 19, and they're nearly 20. "'11 be flying high to keep two boys n college." That was tree about our age—Monday "night we would all graduate together. HVO weeks before, Wallace and " William had gone to Mississippi Tech and the coach had signed :hem up right away, but Papa said iater it wasn't eilough—not when Wallace had been All-Slate end and William had been second team fullback. Papa just wrote to the coach—or had me write the letter and he signed it, which was this: If I WAR ahle to .ien<1 my boya to school, thoy wouldn't be playlnft football. I understand you're to take care or all food and books and fees and *o forth and ao on and gtvo }15 spending money a month. Ttiat'a not enough becau.ie of .clothes And trips home and so forth'and BO on wMeh I'm not able to buy. They need JSO a month apiece. Bcnford Meadow* The college could have written an answer, but they didn't. They sent the back field coach. He got to our house when Pap* was out. He talked very quietly, glancing at me a lot, and said of course they could have $30, but only J15 could go down on the record, conference I went out onto the small porch regulations and all that. FftlCKLH AND HW PftMMM Benefit by Rtading and Using C«uri*r Newt Classified Ads WE (ZE BE/N61N6 TWE WHAT AWDEUS DRIFT OFP •SOLVE MV LANDING THERE* ANOTHER 5WPCVT Candies Nuts Fruits Fancy Fruit Cake Fruit Cakes CHRISTMAS RESEWTS! A DOLLAR FROM vlY UNCLE AMD A DIARY FROM MY AUNT; EVERT CV*r' I'M -SUPPOSED TO • > WRITE IN IT BUT I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO WRITE! VlC PECWEg JO MSfT APKK7MENT. JU»TSHOWEP\ yes, i ACCO!TP1M& TO 7H£ rHC+JB , J. V. «BWL& HAS A SWAKJK PH7POW HEJSHW APPfTESS. JUST THE KM7 OP PL ACE X PKC»»5UY, Tl-W Th" IKJHT «*$ Pit*. BUt OH TH' FLOOR W TK FOOT Of- TW STMKS fc VERY SWKT ..AS I. STARTED UP Ttf PROMT STOOP BELUBUT MOPOOY POSHED TK CLICKER TO UNLOCK. WERE OUT . Of TOWN. TH' FROWf DOOR — / WWW DID VOU SEE THRU THE A.BOUT MPUIQHTi 6OUEOWE BRUSHED e IN TH' PWCK, COULDN'T SEE IP IT WfcSMKANOR WOWOJ... -- •KW JUST LOOK AT \ YES, HE G, DOCTOR... 1 YES. I THINK SO, ...»N' TO GONNA THOiT HE RCMEMBCM DOING rr FOR. A. IONG,U3NQ TlMi_ DOP. . UP... ISNT H6 A, FINE OF A MAN' DESERVE A, tor / OOOLA...GETTINS OF CREDIT FOR A ^CLOTHES ON THM BG APE REALLY TOOK 6OM6 THINKS HE'S DOME SOME DOlr>X3,EH? HEY, YA ALLfif CAT WHAT* TH 0L1NPRXP V/WsTSAAVSTTER? CAN'T eTANP T LOOK AT THAT STUFF OUT O' ft ItSPKftYC RtSPOW=,Vryi\\W 'TO MV . 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