The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 5, 1949 · Page 11
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BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS OUT OUR WAY By j, R. Williams THOSE CELLULOID COLLARS A GRANW* WEARS A*E MOT ' ONLY NFLAMK*ABLE,THErR6 EXPLOSIVE.' SO BONTT*KE SOUR eve OFF THAT ^^ ' ;.„, BOR(0 THIRTY YEARS TOO SOOW WEDNESDAY,• OCTOBER 8, 1949 Our Boarding House with Maj. Hoople ... „, ALSO, WHILST TM HOLClM 1 CI6YARS,MISTAH £1 W5 CABSAGfe, VMS AiMT I TAROV VcuR. STlPCWD <& AGAIN ? <>WO OB •100 WAHTS FOK'DIS'^ SAGOESTlhi :-MOT6?-"-TV*0)lWSJ? WTlSWJ.MERtiTd PAVMB ANNUAL 6 ? ACES MAKES A HEAVIER ROLL YOU Keep FIFTY TOR. V EVGR CAM (SET IT FOR SALE, Concrete coJTerU 12 inch u> 4* inch, pliin or reen forced AIM Concrete Buildlni •llaclu cheaper (ban Inmbcr for bam*, ehkkn boose*, pump bouse*, tenant houses, tool sbed* We deliver Call a> tot tree estimate Phone 691 • OSCEOLA TILE & CULVERT CO. You Can Tell th« Difference in Good Shoe Repair K-fl LTCRS QJ9LITY SMOG SHOP , 2 • w M a i si s T WOODS Drug Store Experienced Prescription Service - WOODS Drug Store . . With Flower* THE FLOWER SHOP ' GlencM Building PLent *491 « nil DESCRIPTION SERVICE Our ye&n ot experlen.0* ts- nir* you that when you present * prescription order to u*, it will be expertly compounded from fresh pure drugs • Toy can be sun at Rothrock's ROTHROCK'S DRUG STORE PRESCRIPTIONS Slock Guaranteed Beat Price* Kirby Drug Stores Someone to C«Ofri(W, 1949. NEA 5EKVIC6, INC .IRENE LONNEN ERNHART III IT was April now, one of those warm sunny days, incredibly fragrant and sweet, the air as soft silk, the grass a tender new green. .Jenny always cut across Cleveland park on her way to catch the bus and that was- where ihe me* Tod. He was sitting on a lehch along the walk that circled '.he fountain with its statue of Grover Cleveland. ', At flrst she didn't recognize him, for he was slouched down on the bench with his hat sort of over his (ace just like the other loafers. But suddenly he straightened and shoved back his hat. "Tod!" She stopped stock still ,ind her heart jumped into her hroat. He looked thin, but landsome as everl "Hello, Jenny." He got up, searching her face. "I didn't know whether to stop you or not. remembered you always used to iike to cut across the park." "Oh Tod! I'm so glad to see you!" Tears actually sprang into -her eyes, much, to her"dismay tears of relief ;and delight, phoned and Harriet said no one knew where you were, and I've been so terribly worried." "Harriet told roe you phoned I've been trying all week to ge up the nerve to look you up." "To get up the nerve?" "Yeah. I said I'd phone you and then I didn't, *nd It's.been quite a while. I guess Harriet told yoi what » bender I'd been on. out running away.** "But Tod," ahe whispered, "it doesn't matter. All of us run away in one fashion or another." She came close and put her hand on his arm, smiling at him. "Gee, Jenny," he said looking down at her, "we used to be suca ' good pals, didn't we?" "Yes." * • •, "THEY walked along now, away from the inquisitive stares of the loafers, until they found a more secluded bench. "I don't want to bother you, Jenny, or make you late tor work." : "Max won't e»re It I'm a few minute* tate." She couldn't bear to let him go away and perhaps not see him for months again. Besides she had a feeling that he needed her. That was probably •why he had come. He told her all about the scene that had taken place at home the day of his return from New York. Harriet had had hysteric* and they'd had to call the doctor for his mother, she had carried oo so. And his brother Joe had taken the whole thing as a personal double cross. Jenny, remembering Joe, could just picture him, talking in that Humphrey Bogart way of hi*, cigaret dangling from his mouth, his face twisted, his hair falling athwart his forehead. Someday Joe would probably get into some real trouble, trouble worse than getting knocked flat for cheating at a poolroom poker game. He was cheap. The whole family was cheap, all except Tod. But, like Pop used to say. Tod had always been different somehow, clean and handsome,' and nothing petty or cheap about him. Jenny put her hand on his arm again sympathetically. She longed to touch him, to take him Into her arms and cradle him like a child. "Dont mind your family, Tod. They'll get over it. ! remember when you all used to live on Ca- talp« rtreet where there was al- way* a family row at your house about aocnething." ' "You'd have thought I jilted Liz, instead ol her jilting me," he said tuefully. "To begin with Ma'bad "Xon're i» love with someone. Who is HT Someone I iioow?" -U'* jvu, •iUj." She tooted hec heaiL rented this expensive apartment. 1 heartsick and disillusioned every- They moved in there a month ago. thing seems distorted. 1 don't want Ma never did think any further to sound like a i'ollyarma, but han this month's rent, anyhow. And they'd filled the place full of unk, all bought on credit; new clothes for the wedding, lamps, dishes, even new furniture—because they said they didn't want me to feel ashamed to bring Liz around to see them. Liz had never met them, and they felt as though —well you know. And then after getting all set up, they find out all of a sudden I wasn't going to mar- into the Conover family after Well, you can" see how it was—" "Yes, I can see." Jenny remem- Jred the venom in Harriet's voice that night over the phone. "Arid I was feeling so upset and confused anyway, and pretty blue to'think Liz couldn't haye wailed and explained things to me." A SQUIRREL scampered along f* the gre«n grass and sat up on its haunches regarding them hop'e- lully with its beady eyes, chattering fiercely. "But in the end H would have come out - the same, anyway, wouldn't it, Tod?" Jenny said after a moment. "The only thing to do is start all over—a fresh start." He was so good looking, she was thinking, so darned handsome. She didn't ice how Liz could have turned him down for anybody else. If only he would look at her and stop thinking about Liz now. "1 suppose I ought to get Job," Tod said. He picked a blade of grass anrl twirled it in his fingers thoughtfully.""1 ought to finish college. Just one more year ic all I need for > degree." "Why don't you?" "There'll be no more football," he said glumly, "after that accident" "The football wasn't the most Important thing, anyway, Tod. H wouldn't help you get a job. It's the education that counts." He turned to look at her, his blue eyes sober and intent. "Jenny, you're the only good friend I've got." •; • . "Don't be silly, Tod. Just because Liz married someone else Is no sign all your friends arc going to drop you. You're making too much out of it Just because you'ra lonestly you'll see things in a rlil- 'ercnt light a couple of months 'rom now." " « • • LTE continued to look at her thoughtfully. "Jenny, you'rr really pretty wonderful." Hi flushed slightly, perhaps thinkin; of the three years when he hat never bothered to look her up, 01 jhone. Maybe he was thinking about Pop's dying and his not even coming around then or sending a :ard. "You've had a pretty tough Jme of it," he went on, "having no one but Pop for so long, and now he's gone. It must be lonely." "Yes, and dull too. 1 mean, unless you do have someone to conn tome to or look after there's reallv no meaning in anything. Of cours( I have friends. There's Nina. She works at Max's with me, and ther — " she toyed self-consciously witr. her purse, embarrassed at hit steady scrutiny. "I suppose you have men friend? too. I mean, I'd have thought you'd married before now." "I guess the right one never asked me," she said. She had meant the words to sound lighi and frivolous, but there was a queer hoarse note !n them thai made Tod litt his brows. • "The right one|". He laughcti why Jennyl You're in love wit' someone! Who is it? Someone know?" 'It's you, silly. She tossed hei FRECKLES AND HJS FRIENDS BY MERRILL BLOSSER • A New Twist "Don't let those cokes fool you—if we date 'em they'll order banana splits!" We'u. JWN THIS wee THE i— ,„ SEASON STARTS/ life A LUUJ Of A PROMOTION.' TUATS OWEH TWIRf , •SCASOJ .' «A£AMS HE LOVES frM-WANKs^ THANKS, GIRLS/ J ARE -• ->. r-r—^ CHEAP, ,«== \ / W.WELDY/ ss"^ ) r WE WANT A , ^ •'•''• COMMISSION I 21 SUCK / CHICKS/ YOU DOWT MISS A TRtCK/ ' IT HAPPENS WEBS GOIM6 To SEO. THE AOS FOR YOU, SO WE CAN FINANCE OOfc TVVIRWJS7 HUSOII.LA'S. POP Out- Traffic YOU'VE BEEN TOLD A, HUNDRED TIMES... DON'T SHATE W THE BY AL VERMEER THAT'S THE TROUBLE WITH" YOU, PRISCILLA1. EVERYTHING WE TELL YOU GOES IN ONE EAR AND OUT THE OTHER I IT'S -* REALLY YOUR OWN liO-5 ..YOU ALWAYS TALK INTO THE E.AR IT VIC FLINT Nol a Friendly Libation BY MICHAEL O'MALLEY anrl RALPH LANE SO ON. MANTHORP. HAVE ONE ON ME TO CELEBRATE YOUR ENTRANCE INTO PABTNER5H UM7U lie / ' VOU BLACKMAILED YDOR WAY INTO THIS ' VENTURE, A1ANTHORP... NOW CAPTAIN EASY New Arrivals , . head, and threw him a lightly provocative look from her brown eye? He looked surprised and ralhei Pleased. "D'you suppose you coulr get the day of!, Jenny?" he salt abruptly. "We could go somewhere and—" "Where?" "Oh I don't know, lunch at somt snazzy place, and then a shov maybe." "Sure," she said happily. "Mo won't care. I've not had a day o in ages. I'll phone him." Tod hailed a taxi swingin around one of the boulevan. curves nearby and It drew to thi curb and they climbefl In. The day grew suddenly festive, the sun'wa.. brighter, the air was fresh with promise. (To B« Continued) (.({VMS COMPANY \l I <>l Kn MII MI Phone Orapcfrult arc so-called because h»7 «ometlr:r- grow in clusters. RENT A CAR Drive Anywhere Von Pita* on Oil Co. 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