The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 18, 1949 · Page 15
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 1949 BIATffEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NTCWS PAGE FIFTEEN OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams Our Boarding House with Maj. Hoople NtAK A HALI--HOUK AGO I SEMT VOL), TO THAT BIRTHPAV PARTY THEE.E DOORS DOWN, LOOKIN' LIKE A SOAP AP.' WHERE'P VO(J GO-TO TH'crry DUMP? CH SOSOM. PALS, I WA^T fO NDOW Voo vOiTW A HftK'osOMe 57 MISHT IfT —MS'ORt MlN&.'— YOO wisn "t> HOKWH Me AS6MOBV , H0») A800T NO-- VOL) LEFT TH' HOSE ACROST TH' WALK- AW I JUST GOT OUT OF IT.' G8&RT HA?> ALL THE iBONi K& M66DS— IN 1 HIS SVSTEM, = THE WORRY WART By Mildred Cram and Norwood White FRECKLES AND HIS FRIENDS BV MERRILL BLOSSER Who AVinsT SOFT WATER ON YOUR FARM Koa cii. enjoj the wonderful convenience and etionumj *f hhaving soil water on your Urm if you s«t a modern Waler Softener from BUILDERS SUPPLY, Inc. So. Hiehwmj 8> Phone Ztt» For the Finest Prescription Service THR STOKV; A M*-»l<l»r wi*l«««. r., Kvrr*oB, h*» ««4 vtlffc hrr •rvMRlft !• Ivtu jctaal trailer* <• tuM|i« destruction 1* »* »(*»•» it wur wrhk-k *** believe- I" fM|>r*4~ <»K. Ill Ik*- pltrly. •vhl^h «1 l»»t i r r a i' h t-rf « rn n ? " • i • thr »i in* ii I ;i In* Mkit-h M r». H >'*•(•»*>• Mr M » . nion ; Rvdy, ikr knHdft<iMV ehttuNVur, *nd Vfclur. tk* hou»r- fcoy, Mr*. Kvcraoji IK IK love wltli Kudv. who (hink* at »*r »»ly l» [rrmo of her wr*Bltk. Sirs, ET«T*<>• kni. vdrchnivri Ivrw rnkkit* friiiit • kunl*r for M riini««r rfle- ttrMtlnK ikrlr arrival «I "• plxre uC *nli-ty," nnd niiM- >kr t» drr-K«*d in krr first dining wlik ikr Mxr- rhrir. ttut itUlMldr thr nlmuSpkfrr t^ ht-nvv. UN If ikr lilitw kud f«l- Icn. .Mr*. .MM I line rtondrrti will i Ker>- he n vri>rld nfltr thr »IDM Ixmnhn fxil f XXII 'RS. M ALONE groped up the steep hank Rnd. toward the glow of green light that indicated .he small trailer. "Dinner," Rudy announced. 'Where's Victor?" "He's coming as soon as Mrs. Everson and the Marchese have imshed their coflee. Do you know what lime it is?" Rudy glanced at his wrist. "Eleven-ton. Sit down. You look all in. Don't wait for Victor." While she ale, Mrs- M alone described the dinner party and Mrs. Kvcrson's costume. Rudy listened, the dents in his cheeks deep with contemptuous laughter, his eyes cold. "Imagine! Out here in the wil- jerness," Mrs. Mslone said. "A :undred miles from anywhere .Cutting on a show like that! Who's it for? Us?" Rudy ^hook his head. He was about to answer when Victor came in. The little Kilipino, paler than usual, slipped into his place at the table. "Mrs. Everson has gone for a walk," he said. "Alone?" Victor smiled with a trace weet malice. *'Of course, alone! Slie hopes vou will follow her, Rudy!" "Me?" "You. Now is your chance, if you want la make love to l\er." "1 don't." "She likes you. Malone and I have both noticed. She did not dress up lonighl for Ihc Marchcse'. She is out there wailing for you, Rudy. Go after her, why don't you? YOJ might be Prince Consort, if you watch your step." • • • UDY said noth.ng. He put Victor's dinner before him, filled the corTee cups, then removed his apron, reached for his sweater and leaned down to look at himself in the minor over his bunk. His gestures were deliberate, his expression was enigmatic. With both palms he smoothed down his short, thick hair. Then be picked up a flashlight, went to the door and swung himself out into the darkness. They heard his footsteps padding rapidly and purposefully away. "Do you think he'll find her," Mrs. Malone said. "Of course," Victor said. v "She will make certain thai Rudy sees her, and then she will be sw surprised!" Mrs. Malone and Victor finished their meal in silence. She wondered what was going on in his mind. At last she spoke. "You're a cynic,, Victor." *'No. I am a mathematician. I put two and two together/' Then he added: "You look tired, Malone. Don't you feel well?" "I'm all right." She reached across the table and patted th* Filipino's shoulder. "You're a good boy, Victor. I'm glad you're along." "Thanks." . She pushed her chair hack. FOR SALE Concrete culverts 12 Inch lo M inch, plain or reenfurced Abo Concrete BuiJding Blocks cheaper than lumber for barns, chicken houses, pump houses, tenant houses, tool sheds We dcllTer Call us for free estimate . . . Phone 591 OSCEOLA TILE & CULVERT CO. THE GRAMS COMPANY f\E \LTOf\S eal F'tarr- - Morinunr I"cin- • ln»unin<"f Phone 521 Phone 3075 Say It With Flower* THE FLOWER SHOP (iJeikcn* rtnildlnR Phnn* »4a) 01 21V1 In England It's the Chemist Shop In France It's tht Apothecary Shop In Blytheville It's "Why, it's simple. It only took ma a few minutes to get a loan on my car from GENERAL CONTRACT PURCHASE CORPORAffON." BARNEY'S DRUG STORE For Expert Prescription Service TUDEBAKER We Have The Truck For You s£ •< 00 CliiM>se Studebaker. . .(he truck noted Tor low cosl uptralion. \Ve have Ihe size and wheellias« in fill your need, so be sure lo see them before you buy. Chamblin Sales Co. "Your Frierdly Sludebakcr Dealer" Railroad * Ash Phfrn* •STUDEBAKER Sorry, George, I never lend money, I only borrow it—if I'm going to lot* a friend, I want to be the one to make a profit!" Downright Itetter HY AL VKUMEER THERE* NOW VlAPPY POP? Hold It, Tiickj MICHAEL O'MALLKY and RALPH LANE DOHT BE FOOLISH, TACKY. THESE ARE FRIENDS; YOU CAN TELLTHCM VIC'S 7 LOOKING FOR A WHAT IS YOUR \OH, H6S--ER. FRIEND MR. HINT 1 JUST HERE ON DOING HERE?/ A VACATION. IM GIAD YOU COULDr I KNOW. BUT DON'T COME TO DINNER, IfOBSET WE'RE DBIV1NS TACKY. YOU'RE ONIY/ UP TO THE CITY WITH GOING TO Bt MERE I VIC FLINT AND GOING LAKESIDE TWO A TO THE BAIL SAME MORE DAYS. WEIL, NO MATTER. VOU CAN TELL US SOME OTHER TtME. WASH TUOBS Explaining Cathy I!Y LESLIE TURNER WHO'S THM QUWWT LITTLE SEBV1S SINGULftELY THAT CHILD, SHE ADORES HER. 3AM,..THE GMJOENtB* I TOU ARE.CATHV MUCH IV LO'OE WITH CATHY'S FMHEK. CHILD'S WOTHEE IN 6UGLAUD T TIME FOR voue.DADDY! l—»?> WE MUST DO ITOFTEU! WOW I WAWT YOU 1O W.EE-T (BUGS BUNNY I'luast (!<> Away MORE B-BREAP \ THAT STUFF'S I'LL HAVE MOF!E COFFEE, I USUALLY ASK MV ...BUT IN YER CASE I'LL MAKE AN AN 1 LOTS MORE CREAM FOR R-RIC6 MAYBE I S -SEVENTY- \ CUSTOMERS nother Visitor? HY V. T. HAMI. IN IT'S MW-MADE, tM SLICE TM SURE ENOJSH.' I \ ISN'T. WHOEVER TH£XJ6HT y<M SAID I BUILT THEKE WA5 NO I THING GOT LIFE? ON TH' y^\ HERE THE ' BOOTS AND HER BUDDIES BY EDGAR MARTIN "I'm going lo bed," she SEUd '"Good night." "Good night." He got to Ins feet politely. "Sleep well, Malone." Mrs. Mulone opened the door of the smaller trailer and ptepiuet! to go back to the big trailer. It was still, dark and ominous outside. There were thick clouds overhead that seemed to oppress her. The air felt 'deprived of oxygen. It wsis hard lo breathe. But, Mrs. Malone told herself, days of humid heat were usual in the autumn. Perhaps a slorm was en its way. Yes, Mrs. Malone decided, that WHS it. A storm— she would not let herself Vhink of The Bomb. * » • QUTSIDE it was darker, if possible, than before. There was no chink of light anywhere. No wind. No* sound. No movement of any kind, Mrs. Malone listened for voices . . . Rudy's . . . Mrs. Everson's . . but they must have gone beyond earshot. The music within the big trailer guided her through the woods. Then, at the top of (lie river bank, the glow of light from its open door came in sight. Mrs. M atone paused lo take in the music—the soaring conclusion of the Death and Transfiguration of Strauss. Suddenly, like a projection on a motion picture screen, ihe entire scene leaped inlo view—the trailer on its .snnd.spit, the forest trees, the looming mountains beyond. For an instant Uiey stood revealed in a spectral light. Then once move the crushing blackness . . . A terrible fear gripped Mrs. Malone. In her mind a single thought bla/.ed; "The Bomb! This is it!" An a fie passed, then, low but unmistakable, came the roll of distant thunder. The portent ot storm evidently was being i\\\- nlled. (To Be Continued) Nichols Drug PHONE «6«1

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