The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 19, 1949 · Page 13
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1949 .,BLYTHEV.n,LE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams Our Board ing House with Maj. Hoople ILL STILL OM MY ELBOWS OH, rT'S ONLY A S*CK O 1 FLOUR, THANK HEVIHS.' I THOUGHT rrmS OUE O' THEM , ATTACKS OF THISROP6 AMP CASE Ot= TOMATOES ME SURE rr W^STHIS I'M LEAOOFF ... LftST •TIME i .~ ^o VOO 1 l>>S,"Tr4& tlTHER. 606ARCDR WATER WAS i.HE DECK OR • <1 JOST EIGHT YORE SNORIW •STOOXED TH' PACK MULE/ I GOT IN LATE AM JUSTSTARTEP13 UOLOAPTK SUPPLIES AM 1 -WHO SWOKT SNORES? , OF frit OSUAL GOAt- SCKIMA1A66 TO REACH THE TUB, IM A(J ORDERLY. TOR. ^ CLIPPING?! ?AGB THIRTEEN FOR SALE C'oiicrrle cuJvert* 12 locb to 4* Inch, plain 01 reenforced Also Concrete Building; Hlock* ebtap- er lhan lumber foi barns chicken houses, pump house* tcnmnl huuscs. tool shed& W* deli»e» Call us for free estimate Phonr 691 OSCEOLA TILE & CULVERT CO. You Can Tell the Difference in Good Shoe Repair H-fl LTCRS OulLlfY SHOC SHOP It w M a i M s WOODS Drug Store Experienced Prescription Service WOODS Drug Store Someone to By IRENE LONNEN ERNHARt C . INC. THE* STORVi ro« l>bbf*b 1» • ••blr c* tttrgri (.1* CoBuvtr. rre* Ihuuicb br baa married Irnuy. And JFDH> i» BOI «» bupp) •» «h« •koult] iff. I'od took brr lr»l (• llv* »lib hit family bui (her* I* qanrrrllnK Latrr Tod lire* in I* lo h*cu«ir • niciilir* Tod Mrrlb • m aid CHUM Htrk HorrU wh* anrxprnrdly mrMilon* t.t* CM*. »*rr Jcb»? trll- Itlrk lk*l T»< • arrlrrt h«ri -Mb rl«- rf>>nbad. r I.nirT HJrk NdrUr* 'I'lid In 'CorKef Lib. \'pxt Tod 1 * mnlher, who dU- Clkr» ,l«-bby «Htl> Toa >n«t M-k« him r<% rntnr 10 «c« her — line ««* XV his ftrsl visit, Tod fell into tht habit of going to see Ma and Harriet and Joe once a week. When he came back from one of those visits he was always upsel and restless. Jenny lelt better physically now and made a special effort to overlook his moodiness. He was studying hard these days, with midterm exams not too far away. Saturday nights they usually tried to have someone in. Rick and Nina to play . bridge, and occasionally the Hansens from next door. Although the. Elansens bored Tod. Fred Hansen was in one ot Tod's classes. He was a small bespectacled fellow with sandy hair and faded blue eyes. His wife Ruth was.plump, vivacious and friendly. They always put their baby to bed in their own trailer when they came over, and every time Ruth was. dummy she trotted over to see that it was all right She was delighted when she learned Jenny was expecting, and ; went into ail the details of her own pregnancy. Tod was disturbed and (or a lime he treated "Jenny wilh anxious concern. Jenny laughed at him. And presently he got over it There were other urgent matters to be concerned about The (500 they'd gotten for the summer cottage would last through December, but alter that something would have to b« done. Then Ma phoned Tod one Sat urdaj evening. Rick and Nina were there playing bridge when the man Irom Ihe trailer camp office Knocked on the door Ma hnd refused 10 call back anti was holding ih« line. When Tod returned U> the trailer, he was grimly uncommunicative. Joe was in some son of trouble, and he had to go at once. It was 10 before he returned. Rick and Nina had gone and he told Jenn> ihe news. Joe had embezzled S800. ' "It's a lucky thing he got caught before he was in any deeper," Tod said. 'But S800!" Jenny cried. 1 can't understand how he could have embezzled thai much in such a short time." "He bet on the races. He got in over his head and kept borrowing, like they always do, thinking nexl time he'd gel * big winner and pay it back. Only it didn't work out that way, and today his boss wised up." Jenny's mouth trembled. -Why should you and 1 shoulder the responsibility tor keeping Joe out of jail?" "He's my brother. That's why. Ma's had a hard enough time all these years trying to raise us kids and anyway Joe never had much chance to amount to anything. Ma put everything on me, helping me at college and all, I hate it as much as you do, but Ma said—" "I<don't- care what Ma said!' Jenny burst out wildly. "You don't like her, do you?' Now it was Tod who was angry "All along 1 been tryiri' to tcl' her how wrong she was about you how she'd .like you if slie'd.gtve you hall a chance, but maybe I've been wrong. Maybe she senses how you feel about her and that's the reason she resents you so." ' • b • faced each other furious- ly. "If 1 don't like her it's her own fault! I wanted lo get along, but you fcnow the reception -1 got—" "That's not got anything to do will) this! 1 : Tod shouted. But where are you going to get $800?" He suokc in a defeated tone now, no longei strident .with anger "1 wrote the guy a check. I'll have to Sell tho car It's the only thing we've gol that can be turned into cash." Tod rnusl hate giving up the car. She remembered his almost childish pride in it when he had bought it last spring. „ But Ihe car was the only thing ihey could turn into Immediate cash It seemed like pouring money down a rat hole to get Joe oul of this jam. for II was probably only .the beginning. Vet. remembering that Joe had been the only one of the Duncans thai had shown her the least kindness when she and Tod had been living with them, she hated to demand that Tod refuse to help. Tod got a good price for the car because it was practically new. but when S800 was deducted, there wasn'l much left Worse .than spending the money to get Joe out of a jam./was Tod's sense of divided allegiance which tore him between Ma and Jenny. • • b TOE left town and Ma* was upset J about that. If he missed going to see her she phoned the trailer, camp, petulantly demanding why. Tod's visits ,to her dingy foul- smelling little walk-up apartment were anything but plcnsnnt. Ma seemed to keep him discontented and riled up. ' 'They quarreled one night, when Ma found out Jenny was going to have.a baby, and Ma said: a.lot of/ halefill things. And when Tod tried to d e f e n d Jenny; she screamed at him, "All,right, go ahead, slick up for Jenny. But you don't love her. Sooner or later you'll come to your senses." He slammed out of the apartment. .He walked to the corner in the brisk November air, and the anger gradually died out of him. How did Ma know? Could Jenny tell too? He turned his back to the wind and started walking. (To Be Continued) Say It With Flower, THE FLOWER SHOP trlencu* Bntldbll Pl.one MS] .r Z7« Accident* cause « times as many deaths among U.S. children doe. Infantile paralysis Soybean Sacks new 10 01. FALL SEEDS Alfalfa, Rye, Whea(, Oals & Vetch BLYTHEVILLE SOYBEAN CORP. 1800 W. Main St. Phone 856 - 857 RENT A CAR Drive Anywhere Von Please Simpson Oil Co. Phone 937 SOYBEAN SACKS 21 Bu. 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SOMETHING \IUOOIWMST, 0*011 DREADFUL M*V \ Wfl« MEN PAL HAVE HAPPENED \ A LONa "*B~ TO WMl OH,E»SV... COT ID I«SC><JL«>Y(«I ' ME GOING DOWM rVt6K6 AGO THEV "~ STOPPED f The Mighty Blind I B£EM WWTIM' TWENTY MINUTES TRYIN' T< CROSS The Mud Hiithg in Moo BY V. T. HA Ml,IIS ANYHOW, SHOOTING UP MY SKDGETS WULDN'T HELP HIM BOOTS AND HER BUDDIES BY EDGAR MARTIN

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