The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 29, 1952 · Page 11
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MONDAY, PEC M, 19M OUR lOARDlNG HOUSE — wife M«j«r H««,l« ^'Me EMIrieHT'CWSTICe: YOU -THERE ?-— ^ SAY, c?LD gOY, -TH16 IS LORD 6UXTOM TEABERRY-^ AMD TH£ ROYAL FAMILY HAS DESIGNATED YOUR HOMOK A£ OMe OF 1 THE ILLUSTRIOUS AME«lCfVj ' OFFICIALS fO RJRM THE ix RETINUE OP GJL) ' 5 17 ELIZABETH AT ""? CORONATION! IN JUW6 / ^ LOf-lG VAS,' DM-H THAT AGAIN ? MY WORD/ A69UR6DLV OF COUR6E, LORD 6U>CrOrJ6ERF POSITIVELY-* FOR SALE Beautiful stucco home . . . two bedrooms, 2 tile baths . . . plate glass showes with iyronza base. Attic fan, wail-to-wall carpeting . . . draperies floor furnace . . , all 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 F. B. JOYNER /. . phone 4446 (AMC.)' OWKIEK "He's been crying ever since he thinks we didn't eiv« Christmas—do you suppose him enoueh presents?" PRESCRIPTIONS Fresh Stock Guaranteed Best Prices Kirby Druq Stores Search for a Hero g/ J By Thomas Hal Phillips • THB ST0RY* D*» WftrkM •! a KCKcml Mrrc-hMndl** •tor* !• northern MUnU«l v pl »*4 ki« rnlbrr frnrkt OB the railroad. Copyright by Thomas Hal Distributed by NEA Scrvict, IK. trjen* Meb. *vk J *! -Dc or IK W.rU Wor I, A. thr iln •Ken, Don'. IX It braDivm. « year aldrr, have keen offered •th'letle irtolnrAhlp ai MIA*!*,,!* Tech. n T FINISHED a box ot peaches before 1 said anything to them. Then I rnised Up and said, "Did _ you find Papa? 1 ' "No, topwaier," Wallace said. He shook his head. He had fine blond hair, like Mob's; big dark brown eyes; a slight scar on his chin thai looked like a cleft; a tall, perfectly "shaped "body. Even when 1 was maddest at him. 1 would still admit that he was the finest-looking person I'd ever seen, William was heavier, his hail was darker, and he had blue eyns, like me, Still. they looked like twins. Their noses did it mostly. All the Meadowses had good noses. "Where's your boss?" William •aid. He might as well ask that as !»nyihilig, I .thought. Bui if all imade me mad. Sometimes I would £ay to myself that I hated all of fthem—Wallace and William and jPapa, But it wasn't true. I know (I didn't realty hate William—he [could be very nice at times; and it [Was hard to hate Papa, because I once been such a favorite of JIUS, j "He's at home," I said. I "When you gonna get off from work?" William said. "About an hour, I guess." "Mob said the French grades :were 'sposed to be up. Will you go by and see what we made? We got ,to take Uie coach back to the house •and see i£ Papa's come in. Will you go by?" ! "Okay. I'll go by.- f They hurried out. I supposed (the coach was waiting for Ihcm. 1 went back to changing prices I <did not hear Mr. Wilkes when he jcame in, because a freight train .was blowing for the stalion, and jit drowned all the other sounds [There were lots of freights now, [loaded with jeeps and bulldozers nnd tanks and guns and things I had never seen before, and things I, didn't know the names of One day Uncle Richaul was standing on the porch of the slorc ancljtwo freights were passing on the tracks below us . "siurr g 0 i ng east and stuff going west—looks like they icon t make up their mind," he said. i Mr. Wilkes came up behind me and said, "They ought to be 18 cents, Don." "You told me n." "That was Saturday. It's 18 |now.' He looked as if I was back .of all the rise in prices. He rubbed (at his throat, and then at his dla jfcetie face, strangely thin and pal. labove his big body. "We're gonn* IJIose in a litlle bit anyway, My blood pressure's bothering me' J He, insisted there was nothing wrong with him except high blood He was not bad'to work for chiefly because he had the great ivirtue ot noticing any piece of ex- 4ra work I had done (tike rearranging shelves or shining something that had grown old with •nisi) and telling me il was a good • job. ! "You go on when you get ready " he s.i!d. • • • ] PUT an-ay the new box of peaches 1 had opened and went out. When 1 reached the door I saw thai Papa was passing the store, on his way home, his dinner bucket on his lelt arm, his lumper over his right shoulder; he always earned a jumper to work, even in .July. 1 Ihought 1 would call to [him, and walk home with him; [the grades didn't mallet. But i xtt^. loaded with Jeeps, boihW.prs and lankn p.tsjfd on Hi. tracks. "Stuff going east and stun going west—thej can't mike •p their mind." out ot a n y t h I n g,' do I? Do I Mother?" "I'm busy, Marie." Her mother always called her Marie, but the rest of us called lu:r Meb; her full name was Marie Elizabeth Blanchard. "If you were only as handsome as Wallace."" She was careful never to compare me to William. I thought. "If the stars were closer we could count them better. What a pily." "Oh, no. It's not really a pity. It's sad. No, unfortunate. Because you come so close to being good- looking. That close," She held out her hands, five or six inches apart. She had nice hands, well shaped, well colored. Sometimes I would get mad at her when she stained them In the chemistry lab. "You're sure it's that close?" "Oh, yes. That's the unfortunate part- It's the people who come close to things, and miss, who are spoiled. You tome close to so much . . . Molher, don't you think it's unfortunate that Don comes so close to things?" "I'm busy, Marie." "You see. Mother thinks it, but she'3 more polite than I. Oh, 1 kmnV what you're thinking. You're hoping I'll grow up to be a nice old spinster, but I won't. Because I would marry an old man first." "Your friend said you said the French grades were up. I'm on my way to see." I went out of the she p and Started up the walk toward the schoolhouse. I walked slowly, because I hoped that she would follow me; she lived in that direction and It was time to close the store Then I heard her. I slowed a little more and she drew even with me. "What a shame yon don't walk home with your mother," I said. "You didn't walk home with your father." "I've got reasons.", WE caught hands and walked on . * to the schoolhouse without saying any mor«. When we reached the school fountain, I said "Are you going to kiss me good night!" "It's nol night yet," •It soon will be. Just on«," •No." "Okay. You know It doesn't matter to me. ft comes close but that's all." I started ofT, and .then I slopped and looked back at her. "Let me go In and see the grades, and when 1 corn* out, H'll be night." She made a little popping sound with her lips—only ihe French c»n do It. She was Waiting, "Everything l» alt right onct again?" I said. "Oh, yes." "And you love trie? 1 * "Yes .. ." "Not just a lillle, bul very, vefs much?" •Yes . . ." (To B« never called and he n,eve L around while "I stood th&re-and. watched him. We had once had such good times together, but I know he never remembered those days. He had started forgetting in 1037, and he .had done a good job of il for five years. That year was a bad time for lots of people in and around Old Shiloh—for some, it was worse than the early '30s. The railroad had laid Papa off. We couldn't go to school. William and Wallace went to help Uncle Richard and Grandpa Meadows, and I began to work in the store. I guess Mr. Wilkes paid me all he could, but it wasn't much, and our grocery bill kept getting bigger and bigger. The only thing Papa had found to do was to pick cotton at 50 cents a hundred, and when the cotton was all picked, 16 cut wood at 75 cent, a cord—stove- wood, not flrexvood. PAPA said something to the men standing by Young's service station; and then, changing his jumper io his left shoulder, his dinner bucket to his right arm, he went on down the road home. I suppose the men had told him about Ihe coach, for he seemed to quicken his pace. I crossed the s I r e e t and went into the shop to talk to Meb. I was not in a good humor with her, because, of late, she had been to loo mafcy places with William; so many, I though!, thai people didn't know whether to pair her with me or him. She was reading. Her aunt, who ran a bookshop In Bordeaux, had sent the book to her about the time that France fell, and it had been almost two years reaching tier. We had read It together » month before. She held up her hand. "Don't disturb me tor 10 seconds. I'm on the last page." She finished and put the book aside. "Your friend has slruck it rich." When I spoke to her aboul William, 1 usually called him "your friend." "lie told me somelhtng about-il." "Did he?" I would have felt better If he hadn't lold her anylhing. , "You're mad because of last Week.'* "I'm not," 'Oh, what a little mind you've got! It's only to an athletic banquet, and with your brother. Are you going to tell me hot to go?" "You can go wherever you want to go with your friend." "There's Irish in you. Oh, yes. 1 can see it. Now ask me if 1 love you. Go oh and ask me." "1 don't want to know." "Molher?" She turned around and looked toward the small office where her mother was. "Don doesn't want to know whether t love him." I whispered, "Leave your mother out of this." "Don said to leave you out if this, Molher; bul 1 [.ever toave you Television- Ton ite, Tomorrow WMCT. 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