The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 26, 1947 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 26, 1947
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PAGE TEN BLYTJIEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS J* ' -. Many Nations Show Rise in Employment • • 1 MONTREAL (UP) — Employment has risen sharply since 1937 In many countries, the International Labor Office reports. .The rise Is noted In all but four ol 1C countries covered In n sur- 1930. otherwise, vey made by Ilic International Hie up-side. Lxibor iievlcu-. 'monthly publica- llon of the 1UJ. In Great Britain, general employment as of October. 104G, dropped one per cent below (lie 1937 figure. Ill (he same nionOi, ninnufnctnrlng employment In Czechoslovakia declined 10 per cent, and In Palestine It dropped two per cent through June. 1940. General employment In Folund Ihrough June, 19-18, equals that of -.tullstlcs The- tfonei'al employment figu cover wnge cnrnpr.s nncl s:i!;u- employes In nnrliinUurc, inlm manufacturing, trnir.imrtatlnii coninujnlriUSun.s. tlipninle fi^i me nv.-illiibli; tor wage earners In In the United stales, n! (lie end 01 184U fieneral omploymcnt lose 33, per cent and ni:imifiicturin<; employment 42 per cent over the 1937 base year. Canada Doing: Well , © BV MATEEL HOWE FARNHAM: .OISTRIBUTEO BY NEA SERVICE. INC. liATFFI HONA/F CADKIHAU MA I EEL tUJVYC hAKNHAM the fuRi-rnl Vfrt Tolllvrr. >vh MUtfd ftuli-IUu Jlft *<WKfd i-bffk. Up I hud nrvcr lu-iml any t>C the iHlu-r »rrr*. <o bft-oniL* nur luwn famuiiM family, t'nilior Ikvj- ivrrr |>flinllr>>* iu-«v <k.I kc hi,,,.,, If l,,,d K.IK,. Wrt kin Imnk lull, itlul thiil Ilie vrry nlKhf of llt<? Irn^vily -vt- A»y '1'iilUvcr licul tMiHi-il o'n >k him 10 hinr,', Ji- n-llli Rfvrron.1 IVJIII, .l,,r „ ri- B ul<i rkurrh fuiK'r:il for IIIT tiuii krutker, Uui Hint wutu't nil.., ' A. II **. .. 'A MY half whispered tliat Fntliev's kindness hati given her courage to beg lor another favor, a very great, a very unusual favor. Perhaps it was too much to ask. Only for her mother's sake . . . ^- Briefly, Amy wanted Father not only to be a pallbearer lor her .brother, but also to round up six of jOtsego's leading professional and ^business men, whom Amy named, as the other pallbearers. . j Father was furious. -* IV- "I'm surprised you left out the mayor," he said nastily. , "Oh, I saw Mayor Wallace this afternoon," Amy admitted a little indiscreetly. "He was so kiivV * Father was immediately suspicious. Our mayor, Mr, Wallace, was a big, hearty man with a hearty manner. He was famous for never saying no to a constituent, no matter how absurd the request, but then ho would (urn (he matter over lo his secretary to settle as best she could. " Father finally got it out of Amy jthEt Mayor Wallace with actual ^ tears in his eyes hail agreed to 'act as a pallbearer for Hubert, though later his secretary telephoned that unfortunately the mayor had found out he was tied up the afternoon -of the funeral on s city matter with Judge Olmand a number of others. Un- less Miss Tolliver could induce the judge and his friends to act as pallbearers the mayor would have to keep his prior engagement with MONDAY, MAY 20, 19-17 Wants Your Cash T5Y this lime most of 'Amy's charm had worn off. Father Was now extremely anxious to get rid of her. But before she would go, he had to promise her that he would think over her request and telephone her next day. He had already made up his mind lo leav"c Qtsego early the next morning and stay away until Hubert Tolliver was under six feet of ground. ^ Eutvas Father wound the clock land banked the fire he told himklf: that he deserved another 'rink. As 'he' sipped 'the whisky t suddenly occurred to him that t would be enormously funny to all Pete Wallace's bluff and force lim to fall in with Miss Amy's enobbish and egregious plans for bang-up funeral for the obscure and erring Hubert Tolliver. Either the whisky had made "ather extremely persuasive, or mayor's friends "were itching o pay him back in his own coin, it any rate, before Father slept iat ( night he had telephoned Dr. Suler, our Jearting physician; Mr. Vinthrop and Mr. Allis, the pros- dents of our two banks; old Mr. iurgess, our one millionaire; and my cousin Sam Forbes and his ousin Nelson Forbes, owners of arge wholesale businesses; and somehow or other he convinced hem that this was the opportunity o£ a lifetime lo play a joke on 'etc Wallace. (MjlU&B*"*"!-*-^ (The seven conspirators lunched :ogethcr the next day at the Arlington Club and apparently had an uproarious time. Afterward they went in n body lo Taylor's greenhouse and ordered a huge pillow of red and white carnations tied with a blue ribbon strcamci with "The Mayor" printed on il In gold letters. The pillow, wa- charged to Mr. Wallace. 1 The joke seemed just as goot the next afternoon when the seven Down Hie aisle came (wo young girls who looked like two anirels Tlicir eyes were downcast; tears tmiibk-d on lliei,- l,m- I ishes At Hie same lime, they were not s,, upset as 110 i to Lc M " c ,„' Ucc 5 perfect step in exact lime to the music, 7 -.-—L^^ — - n a pivot and face the door.^Mrs. To!liver, leaning on Amy's ' rjn, was halfway down the aisle, ' oth were swathed in long black i cils. Mr. Late Ingram and Mrs. ; Dgram uiid one or two neighbors .'ere just behind them. I But no one was looking nt Mrs. ^ 'olliver; they were staring at the ack of the church. Father stared s hard as anyone else. For down : he aisle came two young girls vlio, to Father's eyes, looked like wo angels. They were in black nd carried white prayer-books, istoad of hideous concealing veils hey wore fetching litlle velvet onnots, with \vbite ruc-hing out- ining their .seraphic faces and vhite bows lied under their chins. They were practically the same izc and looked almost exactly ike. Their eyes were downcast; ears trembled on their long ashes. At Ihc same lime they vcre not so upset as not lo be iblc to keep in perfect step in •xact time lo the music. After a moment's amazement Father realized that he was not i^zing goggled-eyed on a vision Join on high, but on the two youngest Tolliver girls, the twins Klorabcllc and Ann'abcllg. Father wrote: "In my fifty years I have had .he good fortune to see and ad- nirc a goodly number o£ exceedingly pretty and a few beautiful women. With due respect to Homer, I slick to it that it Helen of Troy had walked behind the Lwo youngest Tollivcrs I wouldn't have thrown her a glance." Father's letter went on: ' '"""I "Well, that's the story. The Tot- liver family wanted a show, and in a weak moment 1 agreed to help them, in nvy feeble way, to pull it oir. It turned out to be quite a show. I am not, however, in auy way proud of my share in if The letter concluded: "'-' "I Folcmnly swear thai this is n Irne if not entirely unprejudiced account ot what is now known as the Tolliver girls' debut into Ou scgo society." (To I5c Continued)' solemn citizens descended on the mayor in his office and informed him that Mr. Fable, our undertaker, was waiting for him at the Congregational church. The mayor begged, threatened, coaxed, refused to budge from his chair. He hadn't a chance. - ••>• :-atii& ^ . * * « "*WHUpf»a T7IGHT or ten years before, when Mr. Burgess 1 little granddaughter had died, Mr. Fable had produced almost overnight n small, chaste white hearse and two white horses with white plumes. Naturally enough the white hearse, the while horses, had been reserved over since for Ihe funerals of innocent little children or-very young girls. Perhaps in his mother's eyes lubcrl Tolliver was slill a child ind slill innocent. At any rate he had chosen for his last jour- icy the while hearse and a white coffin. White flowers covered the coffin. And on lop of Ihe hearse, unong the plumes, was the mayor's Jillow of red and white carnations, with ils gay blue and gold slream- which nil the world could and did read. The mayor, forgeUin 0 lis dignity, forgetting his role as nnslcr of ceremonies, forgetting he solemnity of (he occasion, bc- ;an swearing viciously under his breath. Old Mr. Burgess had to shut him up. Father said he never Icncw how Ihey got the coffin out of the hearse and down the aisle. Bui while he was in the vestibule Pete Martin whispered to him tha Nettie Alclous had found out abou (he white hearse just an hour be fore and started telephoning. No one quite believed it, but no one dared lo stay at home and mis: the show. Father claims that h< began to feel ashamed of himscl light then and there. . , WHEN the its trcsl ic coffin was al last 01 _._ -.-cstle before Ihc altar am Ihc pallbearers about to take thci scats, Father heard n rustic am bUotlc and saw every head in th packed church suddenly turn as i You'll be writing a cheek for this gent, come next March. lie's George J. Schoeneman^.of Newport, fi. I., nominated by President Truman to be the new Collector of Internal Revenue. A veteran of 25 years' service with the revenue bureau, he Is now administrative assistant lo Ihe ProsU^nt. In Canada, at the end of 194Q general employment, climbed lo 1)3 per rent and manufacturing employment- lo 08 per cent over ls:i7. In Australia, at the end of 194G general employment Increased 25 per cent and manufacturing employment 51 per cent over 1937- In Norway, general employment, through October. 19-IG, r ose one per cent over 1837, while manufacturing employment at Ihe end of laili Increased 10 per cent over 19-11. Other rates of Increase since 1937 in general employment were the Union of South Africa, 25 per cent lhro p .:;h November, 1946; and Austria, 07 per cent Ihrough August. lO'lO. Uatcs of increase since 1937 in itinnu'actiiriisg employment were Great Britain and Northern Ire- Iniul, six per cent through November, iD-iii; Switzerland, 28 per cent al the end of Ifl-Ui; Sweden, 61 pel- cent through October, 194G: Ireland 12 per cent through September. 194G; Chile, 33 per cent ecntinn, 43 per cent through Aug- IhroiiKli September 194C nml Ar- usl, 1040., , RADIO REPAIRS I AND 2 DAY SERVICE ON ftNY MAKE OR MODEL,. RE- L1A13LB WORKMANSHIP. 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Bill Chamblin & Ash St: Lex Chamblin Phono, 2195 Our Boarding House with Moj. Hoople OutOurWoy By J. R. Williams ves.Yes, MR. Vou TOLD ME yooc CAR WAS "SLIGHTLY USED", BUT IF vrs Rene 1)0.000 MILES -v> HE: / MDSTA EDITED / DO YOU THIMK J'.'-\ GOiMG TO PACK OUR STUFF 1MTO A MEW WE1C-HBOR- HCOD IK! THOSE; YOU CAM'T BE PARTIC'LAR \VHEM YOU'RE BUMMIN'. AM' I S'POSE TH' ' ONES THAT GUZZLED THIS GOT AU. TH TOAST IE- ROV3TIE . BOSES. MOTTO ' WHEM H= 17 OMER L HENS, i. , OMLV ^ 4O,OOO M\LES Or^ •^UE' 1=131, IT MOST BE HOARY \\SVTM r WHV MOTHERS COME, HILDA LADIES DOMT LOITER Mow TRUE, PA re i W!3 WOMEN MUST REMEMBEIJ-Tii KEEP IM CUP- P/.ACE \VELL, SPRINK'LE MB WITH ROSE- WATESL I K'O WONDER.' THERE'S A SUSA.K MES'ER. Th'OUSMr HILDA WOULO.C LADYLIKE ON H. OF ALI THF-- — Dow r _ .. ITS ONl-V SKIM De'EP! AND THAT GIVES M£ AM IDEA I WASH TUBES BY LI>3I,I)i; TUKNEi IM GOING TO SEE WHW'S HJVPPEMEP TO RED. IF EITHER. OF VOL! LEAVE / TILTAKE THAT GLW SWEEPI ftED RYDER Transposed Hoses LITTLE BEMEK SyilTO-'.EP RIBBONS .GUI S'&DX A RED RIBSOS: IT. A LOT Cf E'iTS OK THS BDIJGHT E FOR < 1.00.' WASfJ't V. T. IIAML1N §7a:<=AX IT UP, OOP. \\'HiLE >OUS SKIN'S ST1LU WHOLE LET'S CET OUTVs HESS VH:LE ALLEY 6KTTLE5 ^ NOB CF THE BASHAWS WA.RRICBS. OSCAB BOOM ^v^^;E5 C"F WITH A. LCND OF LOOT FROM TH= CITY'S TREASUBY. BOOTS AND HER BUDDIES BY EDGAR MARTIS THOUGHT,, OH,6000 ! TWWit'e ROO.BRCK COUN1R.V , vontt

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