The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 9, 1951 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, October 9, 1951
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TUMPAY, OCTOBER «, 1951 Our Boarding House with Maj. Hoople OUT OUR WAY BLTTHEVILLE^ (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MS YOU 6EEM ?— BREATHE fJOT A WORD Of IT, BliT X'M THE CAL.A8006E — THEY MISTOOK ME FOR 3A.K6, WTHOOT MV MUSTACHE / HE PROMISED T056T THE POLICE STRAIGHT —• WILL VlDU POT TH& COLLAR-DRAG OU HIM AMD SET M JAKE GUMMED OUT OF weee so FAST HE PAUS6 TO SELECT OUR BEST WO, NO, 7JW6LSY. NO 6UMS/ MV WIFE WOULP HAVe A FIT--THIS IS JUST A PSUKIIOJ Of 3 TH'OLP (SINGER CCEEK. COWBOYS TH' PULTONS; AIN'T THAT TH' TWEMry-TWO SOU <5OT IN ALLTH' PHOTOS VOU TOOK OF THEM TOLXSH CHIEFS. LIKE &GKOWIMO7 I SHUDDER.' BUT RELA*.AMO X'LL SLIP OH SCOOT 8ANJDAMNA. AMD eciws V£HJ A -SPONGE- CAKE VJ1TH A SAW IT/ DON'T 6PAR& THE B0RM THIKTr YEARS 700 SOON Soldierly Interview Interviews with 500.000 U. s. soldier* form th» basis of the Army's new volume on social psychology in varlUne. according to the Encyclo- p«dln BrltJinntca. Tropical inaku wound around tropical trees and turned to stone have been found in Northern Manitoba, Canada. Political Announcements Subject TO Municipal Election November 6, L9!>1 For Mayor DAN A. BLODOH7IT E. R. JACKSON For Alderman Third Ward L. G. NASH For Alderman Fonrth Ward LESLIE MOORS Meyu'i Bre»d U good for you, So fre&h, 10 line, «o pure; »'• smart to buy the very be«l. And always be bread-sure! STUDEBAKER CHAMBLIN SALES CO. MM Deafer BUY NOW • nd RATS on a new Stude- baVer cur or truck. We havn a fp.w now on hain). Better buy before the price raise! 1947 CHEVROLET A benultriil 2-tone Turtor Scilan tqulpptd wilh both radio and heater. 1948 CHEVROLET A jnod-lookinf black 2-tlnor Sedan with holh radio »nd heater. WE HAVB A MCK SEI.KCT1ON OF '»! AND OLDER MODEL CARS. 1946 DODGE IH-Ton Stake Bed Truck . . offered »t a real bargain price. 1946 CHEVROLET rhl« H-Ton p| cktl p i, , mlthtj (rood bny. Set It today! 1949 STUDEBAKER H-Ton Fli-kupi^z nice trucks for TOU lo rhonse frcm. 1947 STUDEBAKER H-Ton Plcknp . . . an A-l reconditioned truck. Drive It. The above tracks are equipped wUh healeri—some al.v> have radio*. STUDEBAKER NO sunv — ~n ~'y • IVDv Djf TrVrtl Henry. Us«d by arronge- *««twiHi Hie publishers. Random House, Inc. «.u>"ri """"i J ° k » 01.71... r ,_ In Knn.n. r| " k,' te 1"Y" "«"lI ^t'^f't^M^'^f' """* *•* • • • H QN ttie blanket in front o< me were nine hundred hard Yankee dollars. AH mme by gun- induced default Rising to go, 1 felt a hand ^ my shoulder. Teeing, I glanced at it. finding ,1 more nearly resembled the paw of an old boar grizzly than any human member. The owner of the hand redeemed the ixrte of ite bearhke promise. He was not over five and a half feet tall, weighing I would say, 200 pounds, yet hi, voice was oddly soft, almost womanlikE. "Son, I thought for a minute there you was gonna be weighed clown by yo uc boots when yon made rh« bte Jump. • "Friend.- 1 agreed, snxiow v> brokerT^ * the 4cns ™' was "Wouldn't tx> surprised.- There was a chuckle tr, the soft roice You looked cool M „ cucumber and twice as green. Any idee who that was you was buckin'?" Reaction to the string-up of the game was setting in hard. My esophagus wrestled manfully to see if rt couldn't keep my st omac h pinned down. Apparently it could at least long enough for me to answer. "No, none a< all. His partner called him 'Slate, 1 I think " "Yep. That's right. Name's Slatemeyer. John Slatemcyer Slate to his friends, ot which there ain't none. He's got another brand on him in this here range's tally books, though. Polks out there " [•esturing vaguely off toward the west, "call hkn 'Arapahoe Jock.'" I thought it best to find a building to loan on. My knees had abruptly turned to pure gelatin while my gullet threatened anew to loose its hammerloek » •» stomach. • • • £F I had mad* an anemr, I b»d done no piker's job of it. Arapahoe Jack was almost a latter-day Simorj G;rty. J knew at once why the onlookers at our little game paid me such respect of distance following Slate's departure. Arapahoe Jack! "If you're bound west," he offered, after hearing my story, "and can handle yourself like yon can your gun, I can hire you "on. My lame's Ed Geary." "Where you heading and what's the work?" "Headin' for Montana Territory. Takin' a wagon train through Twenty hook-ups. Mostly the people are headin' out for the soldfields, That ain't so much io- lerestin' as the fact they're aimin' to go ncross the Powder River •ountry to Get there." "Where do I fit in?" "Scouts is scarce. There's more drains than there is of us to guide em. I need help and I figger four years of sncakin 1 nround in them southern woods, pot-shootin' Yankees, nominates you." "Misler," the impulse lo accept t-ame on me suddenly, "you've got voiirself an apprentice. My name's Tohn Clayton and west is my di- "CClion." 'PWENTY-EIGHT days later, a • we approached Fort I.aramie, an event took place which shook even Geary to the soles of h moccasins. Geary called me lo him .hortry after sunset, saying he had spotted smoke from many nrct to our •lorth. We squatted out of earshot if the others, under the bed ot •he lead wagon. "Colonel." he continued (he always c,l!Icd me by over my objections), "if those tires are what I think they are, we're in lor a hot time." "Indians?" Will DISTRIBUTED BY NEA SERVICE, INC. "Ho. Worse." He kept his voice ow, talking fast. "You remember he trapper that rode through, headin' down-river when we was noon-halted?" J"r*es. Where'd he come from?" "He come from Laramie. Big man from Washington is in I.ara- mie. Name's Taylor. Head of the Injun Bureau, I think. Red Cloud, -razy Horse, and purty nigh the whole Sioux Nation has come into he.fort lo talk treaty on this new Bozeinan Trail, which the Army is itmin' to lay a string of forts along •md which we're aimin' to take our .ram up. "Them Sou* swt S g CIK7 Iri _ urtK. Red Cloud is ugly and his people is with him. Council's cnlkd for tomorrow mornin'." I had learned much from Geary about the Indians and their coun- ry since leaving Kansas Cily, but his knowledge didn't give significance to what he was now saying. "Where does that put us, Ed?" 1 asked. "If they're all in Loramie what M« those fires to the north?" "Only on« answer to that." IHs ones were so low I scarcely caught h« words. "Traid I know what it s, but I'm ridin' north right now o make mre, Yow want to come along?" "IN an hcK*r we were working *- our way to the crest ot the last ridge between us and the fires. 3eary seeming to have no more trouble finding his way -than in daylight. We tethered our horses and crept the last few yards on our bellies. Not knowing what to expect. I parted the last scrub- growth, peering down into the valley below. Geary rmirle no sound, but the intake of my breath was at sharp as an arrow's whisper. Below us, spreading along both banks of a beautiful stream, stretching for half a mile, dotted by dozens of campfires and ghost- white against the moonless night, lay scores of evenly spaced tents, a scene which at once brought nostalgia to an ex-officer of the Confederacy. "It's an Army Camp. Ed. Infantry. Musi be thousand men." "That makes perfect." said Geary, his voice as calm as water horse trough. "Not enough . of them to do any good, too ma not to cause trouble. Colonel, we've got to mosey down there and find out what they're doin' here.' It was a nervous half-hnur which saw u.s finally on our bcllie* 100 yards out from the pickets. "We won't have to go into that camp, afler all. You sec that in the buckskins? The one sitlin just outside the fircliqht in fron o( Ihe command tent?" I finally made oul the figure he referred to "Well, you watch him." As I followed his Instructions Geary cupped his hands liehtly U his mouth, emiUing such a marvelous series of fox barks that ' could not believe they came from Australian Is Opposed , To American Loan | SYDNEY i,7>,-!'remier John Mc- j Donald, of Victoria Province, Aus- I Irnlia. advocates that some of the jSl.fi6R.OOfl.000 of Australian money i in London be spent before money is borrowed from the US. [ .Some off)cia3.<; her? have silirgesC- jed that an American loan night be sounht lo help pay for the country's development program and to combat inflation. (nrcPMiry. he .-.a. McDonald, however, i s stroticly " e diverted to more useful project fil the opinion that Australian; -----credits in r.ontlon conlrl ho used so ' About 153 different job help develop work in AuMralia If . to enlisted mm and used for luxury purchases iho-ild. i 'he U- S. Army. REPAIR SERVICE All »ppll>nc<i: rtrrlreralori. (rtewn, ranicy ind others. KxliM »nd small appliances All o»r work U t«»rinl»e4 Adam* Appliance Co. By J.R. Williams FRECKLES AND HIS FRIENDg B y MERRILL BLOS*E» Brain Wav« , I'D LOOK LIKE A K1D HO.DIM HIS FIRST CI6AR--J HAIWT SHOT A RASBIT IN THUTTV VEARS.' IF I COULD ONLY FIGURE OUr AW KCA. TMW WOULD SAVE THAT ACCOUNT Of BUMWEIL'S BOTTLED &BJERAseS/ B1&SCST CUSTOMER.' WONDER ULCERS / I GOT ir.' THIS is . IDEA SMCE BARMUM AMD BAILEY INVENTED 1M6 ELEPHANT/ "He has my diary and says lots of fellows will pay a dlnio to read their names in it!" PRISCIU.A'S POI She OiiKhl to Knov BY A I, VERMEER IT'S A GYP) ! WON *5 FROM MV WIPE ON THE WORLD SERIES AND NOW •5HE WON'T PAY 1 Wi-IY SHOULD \? ME WOULDN'T ' PAY ME IF ' ^ MAD WON! THAT'S MOT FAIR, MRS. BOTTS 1 I'M SURE HE'D PAY IF WON i n i f< HOW COULD HE?? -0 NE V6R LET HIM CARRY THAT MUCH MONEY 1 n Order for Flnnnria O'MAI.I.RY and RALPH LANH 1 --!'•« NOT SURE 1 CAS.' Do S'OUR ^ PORTRAIT, £WA'<E$PE-ARE. \\V -^ F VOU DO A &OOO JOB, MONOCIA, I'LL KILL \DU /v\ERCI- FULLV. IP VOU TURN OUT A DEATH WILL BE QUIT& UNPLEASANT/ Mtr DID A GOOD OOB OF TVINS A\E UF? X CAN SWIMe MV LE&A THOUSM t , bMuti(l]1 tenls. f CAPTAIN RASY Wonderful Deal RY LESLIE TURNER WOT'LL WE DO KT T HMH... PA 5TOCKHOtD£E's MEETIW, MAC ? NOW YEK III ME OWN FIELD 1 . fOLXSCAUS ME l\ FINfcUSHUl WIZAEP. HftC_. 10% A DAY! JAY SOUL (MOD BOOVI YOUU EftcH OWE (W »20O BY JMJUMZY '. HOW'LL VOU PAY THAT our OF VOUR )' DIUIDEMP ? HOW Yft RECKOW Dl BUMCH RMSEP OA CWH TO RUM OH Till WE CIT5 DUE. DIUIBEWOS? BV ME- OWN flVSWCt PLftN 1 . WE MORT6/\GES OUR STOCK TO VERK^M FEU 20 BUCKS \O"I, '. IIL HMEME^THOIYCOW, WIFE CUT ALL \MK'. YOU'LL ,HAFTA DO PABOMEl/eeTTEROEW PAT WID OEM WOIOEMO5 BUGS RI'NXY Hie Real Thine A.RE VOU —x G-GONNA '^ FIN I CA rWUCH MORB OF TV WHSN "YOU A-SKEP A\E > TO M-MOPEL FOR A, P-PAINT1NG.I PIPN'T KNOW IT WOULP BE LIKE TH-THI-5/ Y;ike Your <'li(iirt v. T. HAMLI:; / OH.THATIXXt.THATFOOLfKOM f-'OO.WlTH OUR FORTUNE AT STAKE WHAT !X>W HE DO? HE THROWS IT.VWAV.' OH BOOOHOOO. HOOOO.-JIIOOJ HKR BUDDIKS \ EDGAR MARTIN a human Uiroat. I actually looked around for the fox. for a moment the man by the faraway fire didn't move. Presently, h 0 arose, left the circle of the firelight Three minutes later, a fox barked off to our right. "There's _ . _ AI] whispered. "And it'sn'o better"than "That's better than the real nmg, Geary answered. "That's Bridger." Another , , •"-, muJMICt IOX bark, brought the man in buckskin to our side. He grew right out of the ground in front of us I./O, Kd." ** 'I.o. Jim." "Who you got along there?" This here's Colonel Clnylon Jrni. Scoutin' Um Urioger." JffE acknowledged each other with nods, I too taken wilh 'iewing the great scout to respond o his friendly grin. My memory if him shall always be unreal, for he darkness was such that only general impressions could br gained. Stin. 'I could make out enough to see he had a large loiter. "Big Throat," I learned, was hi? ndian nnme. But now Bridger was talking his words compelling attention. "This outfit's under Colonel Carington, a ;urc enough garrison officer. Never been out in Injun country, a engineer. Rood man for barracks drillin'. The troops is all ;rcen. There ain't a thousand of em, counttn' a whole passel of musicians. They ain't got a round if ammunition, and arc nto I.aramie to draw a hundred thousand rounds." Here a slighl r>ause. then the dry conclusion 'I'd sny jist the kind of oulfii which ciiRhl t« be roamin' aroun,. the neighborhood where the Sioux raised sich particular Ned with Gcn'rrl Connor last summer." "Yop. And him with 3000 veteran cavalry, too." Geary's nercc- menl was equally dry. but his nor '(• in pilch. "Do you knov there's 2000 Kioux arnl Chpycnnr sitlin 1 around I.firarnie ric.'hl now. try in 1 lo sol up a treaty with the Injtin Bureau on the "I knowrd there more thnn rirawin' CnniriRton's orders." "They're sniii' in Ihcrc with a barrnrks engineer and n few hundred crcrn bnv5. lo run a bit/If 2000 mnunlry! warriors." "Oh. the! ain't all. Kd. These boys is got nothiri' but mu7zlc- loaders." Goiiry's only ariFwer was s ^rorm. "Kd. you fiijiirin 1 to take your train throucb. tonipVjt?" "Got to. Any livin' thing ]pft on this prairie tv.-cnty-four hours after CariinKton brings tlicni troops into T.nrnmic won't be white and two-lrcerd." (To Be Confinnrd) me oiirn < In PRESCRIPTIONS Frosh Slock Guaranlccd lies! I'ricM Kirby Drug Stores

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