The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 13, 1950 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 13, 1950
Page 12
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. TACT TlfBTYB BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.)' COUKTEK KKWS THURSDAY, APRIL 13, HAL tOYLE'S COLUMN House Hardware Has Heaves; Handy Harry Has to Hold Head Bj- Saul PHI (For Hal B»>lf NEW YORK —W>— There Is > kind of round-robin, self-imilUply- Ing lunacy aboiil living In a new house in * neighborhood of other new house*. Knowing notnnig srxmt such things, we moved Into one ncross the river In New Jersey. Like our neighbors, we came from big city ' 'iparlmehUs. Now we would live! So we men rushed out and bought expensive tools and work benches. Why, I don't know. Maybe it's be- cavse In our npurlmcnts we never did anything more than install a liRht bulb. Now. we would prove we were resourceful. Fix or build any- Ihlng. Not Much Hus Happened So Jar. not much lias happened. Harry, who lives across the street. did fix the axle on his daughter's doll bvggy. Used a little wire, but no tools. I christened my new bit by Installing a clothesline for my wife. Most of the men on the street Intend to finish off their basements. .But tills work is at a standstill, too. I started mine and then had to rtp up a whole wail because the writer cut off valve wns covered «n. That made everybody on the block go slowly. The other day a man came around taking orders for screens. Most of us ordered them. Then .1 disturbing rumor went around. My wife told me about It. "I hear Al (fellow two doors down) is making his own screens." she said. Implication Was Obvious The implication was obvious. Al was talented. Al was enterprising Ke, helpless Jerk. I had to buy my screens. Seems other wives broke the news to other husbands. One Sunday morning, the buy-lt-al- ready-made husbands met outside. A! and his disturbing work were discussed. Bob thought about can- celling his order. Harry said 11 was too late. Phil grumbled there were too many decisions to make In new house: Finally George broke the gloom. "So what does he save by making .his own screens?" he said. "A lousj $35. He ties- himself up. Can't do anything else. I'd rather work on something bigger." One by one, we Jumped for the rationalization. Al, it was decided was wasting his time. We wouldn'i be picayune. . Harry Talks Good Game Harry, whose brother-in-law, I hink, is an engineer, talks a better game than the rest pf-us. He blames everything on the hous* settling. Cracks In (he wall, doors tint don't fit, stairs which creak—It's nil settling, says Harry. Harry can also be annoying. The other night he came over and said: "What're you going to do about the hardware on the windows." "Nothing, why?" "Thai push-out gaoget, I understand, wears quickly. I'm going to change them all for the roller type." "Oh/' I said, and worried about it the rest of the night. Another time, he, came in and said: "What're you Rolnf to do about your doors?" "Nothing. They're all new, aren't yours?" "Yeah, but did you notice the liny hairline cracks. Water gets In those and the door's warped. Presto, you need a new door. I'm going to sand mine down and varnish them a couple of times." I>oors Worried M* . That night I worried about the doors. Usually. Harry is reassuring about wall cracks but one day he said in my kiUrhen: 'Uh, uh. that could be serious. You got a vertical • crack. Might mean a structural deficiency." "What do I do about It?" "Better walch It. See that It doesn't get bigger." "Then what?" - "Well, watch It carefully." That night I worried about ver- tical'cracks. Next day, I toured Harry's living room. "Say," 'I said, "notice that little dip In the floor near the wall." It was a very, very slight dip. Matter of fact, we had to get down on our hands and knees and roll a marble to prove it to Harry. Still, he kept his poise. "Just settling." he said. "Fellow I know says it could mean the main beams need'shoring up." "Nonsense. It's Just settling." Tt was six hours later, past midnight, when Harry^ came knocking on my door, sheepishly, "What do you think 1 ought to do about that floor dip?" "Watch It." I said. Slayer Given Six More Months To Live by Appeal CHARLESTON. W. V».,'April IS. l — Harry Burdettt haa another six mouths, at least,' to lit*. The »year-old carpenter who helped slonvp a man to death In a drunken race was granted an appeal by the slate supreme court yesterday. Although-the high court merely noted "appeal granted," it upheld by its action the contention of Bur- delte's attorneys that Burdetle was too drunk to be ftulHy or premeditated—first degree—murder. He was convicted of the charge and was sentenced to die in the electric chair Friday night. Burdette took up religion in his cell after his conviction and several Sundays ago was baptised In an Icy creek. He said then that if his life were spared, he would devote the rest of It to God's work. Fired C. Painter, 30, also was con- j victed of the stomping murder of 1 Edward C. O'Brien, 31, on a down- j town Charleston street and Is slated to die June 9. He has an appeal i pending before a lower court. ^| Buidette's case will be considered at the September term of court. Truman Gets Model Globe on Anniversary WASHINGTON, April 13. Wj— A large A merle an-made ' globe was presented to President Truman yesterday In memory of his fifth an- niversary In the While House. The globe, 32 Inches in diameter and somewhat larger than the one now standing In the President's office, was the personal gift of Ixmlj Johnson, secretary of defense, and Gordan Gray, retiring secretary; of the Army. ' The two officials alTO gave Mr. Truman a model of a French 15 gun which he fired as an artillery captain in the first World War, and a model of a modern American- made field piece of the same calibre. Bad Eggs—Cheep! DALLAS, April 13. W>—Bad eggs —cheepl ' A truck dumped a' load of definitely overripe eggs at the . city dump here yesterday. The sun beamed.-bright and hot. A few houri later, dump workers rounded up three-dozen newly hatched chicks. To raise a turkey to market ag« of around 28 weeks requires between 75 and 100 pounds of feed. Man Finds $18,000; Loses One Dollar Tip PITTSBURGH. April 13. </P)—A ; factory worker found a woman's' purse containing $18,000 last night —but he didn't know about the si/e . of his find until he boarded hi usual bus this morning to go to work. • j Henry Kholos, 27, Westlnghouse j Electric Corporation punch press \ operator, said he found the purse j on the floor of the bus after an ] unidentified woman got off. He i gave the purse to driver Montel! 1 Simmons, who relumed it to the owner when she waved him down on his return trip. Simmons got a $1 reward. He told Kholo* about it this morning. Sheriff's House Sold MALVERN, Ark., April 13. 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