The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 12, 1949 · Page 15
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 15

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 12, 1949
Page 15
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, MAT 12, 194» (ARK.) COWRIES IfEWg OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams Our Boarding House with Maj. Hoople f Hoeoes TRAVEL FOR. DAYS RIPIKJ' V- TH' ROPS, BlJT )_ I 1 CAM'T F1NP / A WAY THEY \ COULCA BEEN f EVEN FAIRLY f COMFORTABLE ]FOR EVEN A /- YOU'RE AS LONG IM THE LEGS A KAAN- COME AMP SEE IF CAM "TELL HOW THEY RIPE THE RODS: NO-NO/ HAPPENEP TO FIMP TH' SECRET I'D NEVER B6 HAPPY AGAIN-- ALWAVSTHINKIN' OF HOW EA5V TO GO TO LOVELIER CLIMEe--NO.'y—I ItfcTH i rtrM ^Fvcn»« ATTBftCT "We CReMU A80OT THKT SLOGAKi, ^ A\A30R~ YOO CAri ;AY THE SftMC A8OOT A BACTE^DERS / , . .. SMALL SOLftCe 1 BeUTTLlMG TH6 SLOGAN— IT •500 AriD A TELeVlSIOi SET-~AN! I,ITS CREATOR,CftNMOT COLLECT A FARTHIUS OF rr/~~ i AM IM SUCH DEEP DISFAMOR THAT EVErJ M.Y RETOEri HOMfc vOOOLp 86 SlGslAL. FOR IMPRECATIONS ^D 8COOM, SWATS f _j^ . *=£§i Treat Your Watch To A New Check-Up • Prompt Service • Reasonable Prices Elizabeth R. Roberts Factory-Trained Experts to Serve You! D H EIF li S Heet . . . Wear Diamond* ill HIM nut, imNiviru iw iri*s»u*r All Work Guaranteed l! You Are Cordially |j Invited to Visit The •i |i Accessory Shop Feminine Apparel | Mabel Hogan Jessie Srite Hotel Noble BMg. Blytheville. Ark. xxxv 'I^HAT evening, as we were hav- i ing our dinner, there wns a sound in the back erilry as of a centipede' with new shoos. Then a lap on our door, "Yes?" I called. "Could I se« you a minute?" The voice was muffled, but 1 recognized Nancy. I went into the hall. Nancy was red-eyed and sniffling. In her hands she was twisting and untwisting a handkerchief. Joe was watching me anxiously. Supporting herself on the bannister at the hcEici of the basement stairs was a frail little old woman, shrunken to child size. Her lips moved nervously over her toothless mouth. Her eyes, loo t watched me anxiously. Tlii* is my grandmother," Nancy said between hiccuping sobs, "She's 92 and she has no home. We've just been over to my aunt's nd she said she'd burn the house own- if she didn't get rid of Gran- iy. She says she's got to go to he hospital and wait there to die." I loofced startled at such frank discussion of the old lady in her presence. "She's dc.if," Nancy said. Like an organ grinder's monkey, the old lady turned troubled eyes from one to another of us. "Oh, Mrs, Roberts," Nancy blurted, "could we keep Granny here with us? She's so HUle and afraid. I can't let them put her in a hospital, now that we've go I such a big house to live in.* 4 I'd done a shift the day before in the senile ward, where patients had nothing to look forward to except death. One had thought I was her daughter, Bertie, and that the men in the next ward were her sons, and she kejH calling me to tell the boys it was time to up. J hadn't been able lo get her cry LODGER COfYHKiHT IY GlfCNIEKG: PUILIUttt N&IIIIIUTtO IT HCA MtVlCl. IMC iul of my in i nd; my sympathies i-ere ra\v and bleeding on the sub- ccl of unwanted old people. "I'll ell you what I think you'd belter lo," I said to Nmiev. "Take her Jownstairs and make her a good cup of tea, and when we've tin- shcd our dinner and you've had ours, we'll talk it all over." • * • AN hour later 1 went downstairs. The old lady was peacefully \ nsleep on the davenport; her wnxy ransparency made me rcali/.e she wouldn't be with us long. The children were in Uie laundry wash- "ng their supper dishes. "She needs to be near you," 1 said. "ThoiVs a bed .stored in Uic corner of Uir basement, Joe. You set it up i n your living room. Then your ^trmdmother can live uere with you." "Couldn't she sleep on the davenport?" Nancy asked. "She's so little she has lots of room there, and it would clutter us up to have a bed in the room." I agreed to that rtnd gave Nancy extra linen and blankets to use, feeling that young people as lender as I h ey con Id n't h a ve too m uch encouragement. I was undressing for bed when there was a tap on my door. Again Nancy was crying. "Sit down," I said, "and tetl tne all about it." She sobbed and said ah* felt deceitful. She sobbed again and said that's why she had to tell me. She sobbed again and said she didn't tell me sooner because she was afraid we wouldn't let her have the apartment. She now spent a few seconds in a good, hard cry. Then she said I had been so kind she didn't see how she could ever tell me. I reminded her that a coward dies a thousand deaths. . . . "Come now, let's have it." She sobbed. *TH have a baby in five more months," "Don't you want it? Aren't you „_- „,'* I asked, disappointed at lliis new outburst of U'uis. "Oli, y05." .she suit., "but 1 ain't bear to think of h living lo go looking for another apartment." "You don't have lo do thnt," 1 >aiti. ''Ilabies are no novelty to us. We (;*ko (fit-in in oar slrido." I miide a mental note, however, to remember to oil the washing machine. And I looked at Hit clm'k. Was it possible (Ji.'tl only a few hours had elapsed since Kob and I look .solemn oath not lo admit any more lodgers? I did a little mental arithmetic: Hob and myself; Claudia, Mickey, md Mike; Nancy, Joe, Grandma, ind the baby; Uo^cr, Mary, and the twins, We were still well under the OPA load limit. En- itled to IS people, we had onb 12'/a. • * * . VIAKY and the boys flew iti Hint*: days later. She was short, pluinu, blond, sensible and practical, and equal, it seemed, lo struggling along with an irresponsible linger. Mary quickly discouraged resumption of parties at the Annex.. "Fun's fim," she .said, 'but we can't afford to go to the QflU'e.'s' Club every Saturday night and I'm a^in setting up and frying eggs for the gang who's had Hie linncc. Let 'cm go somewhere else." Ro^cr, who until recently had led the parade, had blown a gasket All he could do was sit and sound his horn. He and lh« children. They were identical twins. chubby, rosy-checked, willi dark hair like their father's and a clear skin like Mary's, Their eyes were blue and they were full of mischief. Their leather lungs arid oversi/.e pipes gave oft for 14 hours at a sliiHch. But it was a happy noise they made. Had they been fretful, quarrelsome children, we couldn't have stood them. As it was, their energies wer« spent in squealing and in chasing each other. We quickly had a gate made for the lop of Ihe stairs to keep them from overflowing down into our part of the house; only the sound and not the fury reached ua. 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By FRED HARMAN MAYBE IT'S JUST AS YJEU! ...THEV WOULDN'T O 1 BELIEVED ME ^—^ AN-VWAV /, ALLEY OOP l-'rom '!{<) to Beau By V. T. HAMLIN WELL. I DECLARE.' I ALLEY.'.' MY ; 1 NEVER /STARS.' VM3UI V HAVE ,-f HANJDSOME-- ALMOST^ HOOTS AND HKR By EDGAR MARTIN

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