The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 4, 1949 · Page 15
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 15

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, October 4, 1949
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TUESDAY, OCTOBEK 4, 1949 )BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS PAGE FIFTEEN OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams IP OU6HTER POST THIS JUGHEAPCUT WITH A SAPLIN'" SHE'S THROWEP OFF THESE "TWO BLOCKS OF SAUT THREE TIMGS IrO A MILE. NO, SORA, ALWAYS MAKE PUW OF TORE WORK.' I'LL MARK THESE INTO PIC£, AM' WHEN,SHE SEES WE'RE HAVIM 1 FUN SHE'LL QUIT THROWIU 1 •EM; ROLLINS AtOWS Our Boarding House with Ma j. Hoople yteu,piser>J- CHEST.' WHERE'S THAT PHOMY TALK- fL How CARELESS WS GOW YK>O W6R6 6OII&5 ^3 OF ME,DROP- 1O piDE WT0 WALL STREET fjf PlfJS A*K>O BllL-vlWOUDEft _ _ . . If I'VE LOST Kb THIS BlRO- HAD TO ewe iVv*^X /^"^ff AW MOtee o?J%i noose •&? J AW*Y.'y^~i^ Ti^'•*£ (-THESE CUT ||£ IP IT'S gk» ^ ^» \ueee w Ta& }f?r ewou&rt FOR YARD/ FOR SALE Concrete culverts 12 Incto Ui 4« Inch, plain 01 reenfurced Also Concrete Building Blocks cheap-' er than (umber (or bam* chicken houses, pump houses, tenant houses, tool shedi We deliver Call us for free estimate Phone 691 OSCEOLA TILE & CULVERT CO t You Can Tell the Difference in Good Shoe Repair H-flLTCRS qUtY SMOG SHOP ill W. M a I V| ST. Experienced Prescription Service WOODS Drug Store Say It . . . With Flower* t THE FLOWER SHOP Ulencoe Bulldtai PI, our 4491 or m? PRESCRIPTION SERVICE Our year!, ol experience as- ^ure you that when you present a prescription ordet to us, it will be expertly compounded from trcsh pure drugs. You can be sure at Rothrork's ROTHROCK'S DRUG STORE Someone to Cl||ii|ll. t*ff, MCA SCCVKC, INC. IRENE LONNEN ERMHART TUB SIXJKVi Jr»7 Polcik* merit Tod |)UMC» OB bl« rftmrm (r*Mi • ho»i»llal. where "fc« •»*• tr«ni«d <*r • C*«tWM lB)«ry. 1» brrak tfc* *«Tr» that Ilia tmmrre, "There teems to be a lull In their conversation—shall I atk them if they'd like to lee the color movies I took in YellovMtone?" f RECKLES AND HIS FRIENDS BY ftlKRRILL BLOSSEB . Bharp Dolls ' , 0«CK ,TtIE eons SIONouRTickere- THEM WITH OUB.TIO<eT9< MERCHAMTS WILL G|VF US A DISCOUNT ON PURCHASES OF A OOU-Wt ITS Nice FOR. EVERYBODY/ IfiNT WiLP OF SELLIN& <S£rnM& f CUSTOMER. „ iioe TMe STbec s ^ STTDOWH, GIRLS! i WINK Yoove i GOT i JscwerwNS/ PRISCH.LA'S COP What Kvei-y Husband Knows BY AL VERMERR .!•'» b«ir frle»d». »h lrB4 of Tod'*. Whe kr •«wn, hp bellrv i .Irnnr l» ••kldil[«K. n kii ihnl Tntt >r[ll n r PHE least he tould do was buy Jenny a drink, Tod said, so they stopped at a small bar near the station. 11 was dimly lit and almost empty. The usual juke box played softly and monotonously from » comer. ' While Jenny toyed with a cocktail, sipping it slowly and making it last, Tod downed three drinks in quick succession. She had to keep explaining over and over to him, just what Liz had said on the phone. He couldn't quite believe it. But after the drinks, he quit talking about Liz all at once, and seemed to notice her tor the first time! .• "You look cute, Jenny. I liXe that little hat with the whatcha- macallit tied under your chin.' He grinned at her amiably, signaled the waitress for another drink, and continued to talk, his voice blurred ever so slightly now! ', "We used to. have some pretty good times together^ before I ever •rnet:I/iz, didn't.we.'Jenhy?" Jenny nodded. She knew be wot; tight, hut nonetheless it pleased her that he recalled how things used to be between them. "Remember when you and ; and your Pop used to go out Sundays to the shack and fish all day and go swimming?" x She nodded. Quick tears sprang into her .eyes for no reason at all "Remember the time, Jenny, we rented a boat and went down river fishing and I forgot to tie thi boat?" "And the current took it off, and we had to walk all the way back," Jenny put in laughing, "and we thought we were going to have (o pay for the boat!" "Yeah, but they found it later so we didn't have to pay after all." He moved his glass in circles on the table, reflectively. And then he looked up and said, "How is Pop, anyhow?" Jenny swallowed and looked down In silence for a moment, and then she" »aid, "Pop's dead, Tod. I thought yaa knew." •Oh. Sorry." r PHE waitress brought his drink, x and be got out hw billfold, paid her, and when she was gone he said, "I do remember now reading about it in the paper. He was a good scout, Jenny. I bet - you miss him." Jenny nodded, and hnished her cocktail in one gulp. ' "Let's go out to the shack again sometime, when the weather gets nice, Jenny," he said eagerly. "I'd like to, wouldn't you? We could take a lunch and Aom« beer, and i;o swimming, it's been a long time since I r ve done anything like that. It would seem like old times." "Let's do," Jenny answered. She felt wildly and unreasonably happy now. Tod wanted k> see her again. "• They went out of the bar into the fresh air. It had stopped snowing now, but the wind was blowing sharp and cold. Tod put her into the cab, which was still waiting. He paid the driver and then said, "I'll see you again soon, Jenny. Well go flshin' too, won't we?" Jenny nodded her head, smiling at him, as the cab took off from the c*irb. She told the driver to take her to the shop Instead of home because R wasn't fiv* yet. Nina took «ne look at her sparkling eyes as she came into the shop and exclaimed, "Oh, *o everything went off aD right! Maybe he wasn't so much In love with that high-hat Liz Conover afler all. Jenny. You can'1 tell." The girls all crowded around, asking what he had said and all about NOW PLEASE DON'T SPEND THE WHOLE EVENING TALKING OFFICE WITH MR. M'NUUTY,,. AFTER Ai- ItK /M-U, MRS. M=NLOY AMD . LIKE TO se IN THE CONVERSATION, TOO.', VIC FLINT Can He Plate a Flue? BY MICHAEL O'MALLEY and RALPH LANE "We M«l *o h»T« some pretty rood times loeelher bet« er net Uz, didn't we. Jtnnjt" Tod asked. the meeting. Jenny put them off a laughing retort of some It was only In Nina whom PRESCRIPTIONS Fresh Stock Guaranteed Best f»rice» Kirby Drug Stores with sort. she confided what had really happened. Nin* looked thoughtful. "I bet he pbows yon tomorrow." • • • TENNY didn't answer. Already •* she was wondering whether she'd buy those new checked slacks that had just come in or some plain brown ones'she'd been admiring for some time. But it was silly to think of what she'd wear out to the shaclf, since it wouldn't be warm enough to go out there tor another month at least. A new dressy suit would be more important, that cunning little chartreuse wool number with the matching satin blouse. The color flattered her. "Tod loved my hat," she told Nina, as she untied the tulle ribbons from under her chin. "It does just suit you." "Do you honestly think hell call me tomorrow, Nina?" She stared wistfully at her reflection in the long mirror in the back room of the shop. The cocktail was beginning to wear off now, and with it some of the elation she had felt when she left Tod. "Sure," Nina replied. But her confidence wac misplaced, for Tod didn't phone the next day. Weeks went by and she didn't hoar from him. Every time the phone rang in the shop, or at at home in the shabby little house on Catalpa Street, Jenny's heart plunged. Tod. But no call came from March slid into April. The new suit hung in the closet unworn, and regretted now as a pure extravagance. Nina suggested she bring it back to the shop. "Max'll let you bring it back. He's a good egg about things like that." Max owned the shop. Even he noticed Jenny's nervous preoccupation and scolded her about H. "What's the matter, Jenny," he asked. "You go around the shop looking like the crack of doom! I like my models to look happy. It's better business." "I'm »orry Max, « Tve been looking gloomy." "It's some man, I suppose." Max's shrewd black eyes didn't miss a thing. He saw the faint flush that brushed Jenny's checks, and continued, "Sometimes I thini it woirid be better to have onlj married girls in the shop, except even married ones have their upi and downs these days. They're al-' ways getting babies or divorces or worrying about finding a place to live!" "JENNY changed the subject by asking if she could bring the suit back and exchange it for something else. He agreed amiably. That night she took her courage in both hands nnd phoned the Duncan apartment. Tod's sister Harriet answered. "No, Jenny, we ain't got the faintest idea where Tod went. Joe said he thought he saw him get in a taxi yesterday down near Madison street, but he couldn't be sure. Ma raised cain that day when he come home and said he wasn't going to marry Liz Conover. Course you couldn't blame, Ma, now could you? She's hafi a hard life, and we was all lookin' forward to better times with Tod married into the Conover family." She cleared her throat, "It's }ust like Ma said— H Jenny broke in. "If you should see Tod, wUl you teH him J phoned?" "Oh. W«H, yes, I guess I could," Harriet said, sounding miffed at having her rocilal cut short, After she had "hung up, Jenny sat there a moment, her hand knotting the phone cord. Madison street. The very worst part of town, peopled with derelicts ind bums, every other doorway a poolroom or tavern, dim stairway* leading up to 50-ccnt flophouses. It couldn't have been Tod that Joe saw. Or could it? Madison str«t would be a glood place to hide If you were hurt and discouraged and didn't want to run into anyone you knew. She lay awake in the darkness a long time that night, thinking about him and wondering. And through the long week that followed she tormented herself wilh a thousand speculations about him., visioning him sick and miserable and lonely in some hideous room on that awful street, without money or without anyone to talk k>. And then one day she saw Tod again, quite unexpectedly. (To Be Continued) SURE, I'VE DOWE MY JOB, WINTER. THIS CRAFT WILL VERA THIS WE YOU ARE BE ON THE BOTTOM BE- fORE DAYLIGHT. WHY 9 NOWA FURTHER INCUR VENTURE OFFSHORE SHALL WE DRINK TO THAT PARTNERSHIP? CAPTAIN EASY H Doesn't Hurt Cathy BY LESLIE TURNER BUT MAMMA 501TA DIVBBCE WHILE YOU WAS IN TH' BOOBy- HATCHI Y-Y0U CAM'T WALLOP ME MOW! ' MO tecHMlCAUTV IS <50IM3TOl SPABC you OB SARA, AFTER ALL 1 ENPLWEO FROM VOU BOTH I p" /^ AH, BUT IT'LL ~ (F yOO'LL, ' , POME A LOT EXCUSE US, MISS, WEIL BUGS BUNNY An Invitation WHERE'P YA GET \ I J-JUST TH' RATTY LOOKIN' I 30USHT POBKV f /HIM/ A WONTCWUL WHAT'S 6O)HZ T-TALKS/ ISN'T THAT M-M-MARVCIOUS? ALLEY OOP Oooia Doesn't Fool KY V. T. HAMLIN BOOTS ANT) EiER BUDDIES And Sfill liY EDGAR MARTIN COMPANY l\l \\ I Ol\> Real l-(. i(. \\ IHJMLI Phone 307S Grapefruit 3re so-called because they sometimes grow In clusters. RENT A CAR Ortte AniKhcrc r«o rir.vt Simpson Oil Co. PKont 937

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