The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 5, 1949 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, November 5, 1949
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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1949 " :' ; BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER' NEWS OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Willioms Our Boarding House with Moj. Hoople WHAT r xx) ME TO HOLD IT WHILE 1OO GO AROUND AN' BEAT HIM UP ? WHY, THAT KID'S BIS ENOUGH PER TH 1 OUTSIDE HALF ID BEAT YOU UP/ OH, NO--TH" SCREEN DOOR JS CLOSBD OfJ H6 AFTER. THE CONTOUR OF YOGR SCALP AMD LAID OUT THOSe THREE H/MES, »KX)LD voo FETCH ME A GLASS Of WATER? THE PKOPHSSOR ArJD r MUST EftTErO SOMETHING FLAVORED V*TH CAMPHOR.' LOOK LltfE VfcXJ COOLD USE A FIRE HOSE TREATMENT.'-~ BPT BEFORE r. AM AL(\RW V*!R|T6 TO AND 'UMB THOSE EYEBALLS OF YOURS ' PATENTED/ RREr DEPARTMENT PROBABLY IS W>RI<lrJ6 OK)THE PROFESSOR = JAGJC SEVEN FRECKLES AND HIS FRIENDS BY MERRILL BLO8SEI Easy, Boy si • . , , . The elephant is the largest existing land animal; the ostrich the largest hird. Fresh Slock Guaranteed Best Prices Kirby Drug Stores FOR SALE Concrete culverts. 12 inch Co ** inch, plain or reenforced Also Concrete Buildiut K]ock± cheaper than iumbei for cams chicken huuset, pump houses, tenant houses, too! :be<U We deliver Call QS Tor free estimate . • Phone 691 OSCEOLA TILE & CULVERT CO. Soybean Sacks newlOoz. FALL SEEDS Alfalfa, Rye, Wheat, Oats & Vetch BLYTHEVILLE SOYBEAN CORP. 'ISOVW. Main St. Phone 856 - 857 Point-ing Interior & Exterior • Expert Paper Hanging Estimates Gladly Given Russell Price Phone 6560 Someone to By IRENE LONNEN ERNHART 1949. NtA SEHYICl. INC THE »TOH», Je .n, >„. .»_ l«l«cd • dtTorec t,,m Toi Dunrni »«<! him received CU Nlod7 •! their Iwln Moim, but ik« dwrer will nut fc*comc >i»l f<)r ,|, „ a»|li». Jr.nj look, b.rk „. tk , two u.i.,,,, 7f»r« wltk Twf. nko w«> «>bl« <» tornei [,l» Couom. to ~-»<;m • * will ke marH^d when th« dl- ••? h . *vorrlf«, dlBll rr7. Rot HOT* k Hurrl>, xho I. I. . will taltt. Tnd'a pla rt. MFBIwkllr. Toil d wltk I.Ii. wao »7> BO ijilcBt and lap Undrd B Jfth with traa waa tkrunKB he oiied lore e IB b». Ik>t aalT her XXX ' T 12 had some ideas for filling up those six months she had to wait before her'marriage to Tod. First, a trip to Sunrise Valley with some friends. "You'll just adore it, Tod." "But—" - "It's all right, Tod," Mr. Conover boomed smoothly: "You're practically one of the family. If Liz thinks you need a vacation from the office, off you gol" For the rest of the day Jenny's small thin face haunted him. He had to keep pushing it out of his mind. "That's all finished." Re kept telling himself grimly. "It was never right and we both knew it and now it's al) over. And neither' of us cares." , . , Jenny had let Rick persuade her lo take the rest of the day off. She couldn't bear to be around people, to feel Nina's commiserating eyes and catch the whispers of the girls at-th'e 'shopT "Let's drive ou( Into fhe country and find some nice place to nave lunch," Rick suggested. "Jus! the two of us." It sounded good. With Rick she didn't have to pretend. She phoned N'ina from a drug-store booth and said she wouldn't be back It was soothing just to lean her h'end against the seat and watch the pavement slide swiftly beneath the oar as Rick drovel Rick pulled the car Into the gravel drive'of a small log cabin lodge. A red neon sign oul Iron! kept blinking "Eal." He put his arm around her in 8 comradely way. "Don't torture yourself, Jenny. It's no good." She tried to return his smile. Cut (here was a lump in her throat all at once. "\'m not torturing myself, but I .can't help thinking about it." "Look, hon," nick said. "You lay awake nights before the divorce worrying yourself sick about it. You've lost .weight. But now il's all over and settled and you've got to brace up like a good girl and get back your sense of humor and starl building something new. Right?" • She nodded, her eyes burning "Yes,, Rick?" Their eyes clung for an instant. Will you marry me, when that six months is top?" -.She stared a' t>irn. Something inside her whispered to tell him yes now and have it settled, something to build on, something to shut out all the unhappjness of the past weeks, and this morning in th'at courtroom. - : 1 :-• • - w a a • . , '' T-TE took her hand, and his arm encircling her shoulder tightened a little. ".We'll have such a wonderful life together,,Jenny, the tour of us. I'll make everything up to you. I'd do anything for you. You know.that, don't you?" She nodded again, mutely. She hated to hurt him. "I'd Like lo. Ricky, believe me. But— " , He saw her hesitation. "Well," he said slowly, "just don't say no. That will 'be enough. ' Maybe I should have waited to ask you until you'd eaten—or maybe I should have been more subtle about it-dined you and—wined you!" He laughed—and her laughter mingling suddenly with his was a welcome surprise to them both. For such a beginning as the day had had, it didn't turn out badly. They went to a movie that afternoon and came home to find that Mrs. Drew had prepared an extra special dinner, with aL Jenny's favorite dishes. And Ricky helped her bathe the twins and put them to bed. feeing him struggling to get Dale's squirming little body into tile new pink sleepers, Jenny felt a tug of regret that'she hadn't given him "yes" for an answer this afternoon. Tod had never bathed one of the twins, or helped get them lo bed. On the other hand, as long as she had known Rick, he had been 'like that—always wanting to help her with the children. He was crazy about kids. Life with Ritk would really be wonderful, [low silly she was not. to give in and starl planning! But something held her back. She couldn't quite take the step. * * • QCTOBER came, warm hazy days, with leaves from trie ma- Plcs driding . golden in the sunlight. Jenny took a Saturday of! from the shop and raked leaves with Rick and the twins. The children each had a red wheelbarrow their father had brought them on his last visit. He had not come out since the trial: Jenny wondered i[ he bad gotten the impression he wasn't to see the children any more. She had thought ol phoning him. but then realizing that subconsciously there was another motive for. the idea, abandoned it. Maybe Tod didn't care to sec lhe,children. November now. How slowly the weeks went' by. and how, aimlessly. Jenny thought. Would it always be like this? Would she always fee! inanimate, as though she were a figure in a dream, moving in an unreal world where nothing really mattered? .If she could only bring herself to tell Hick she would marry him, when-the six months were up, thore'd be something to look forward to. : December brought the usual rush of Christmas business to the shop. And there was a lot to" do there, the holiday windows to plan, e>«ra help to be interviewed and hired. . She and Nina were both elated at the business they were doing. Jenny was trying to shop for, the twins too. and plan their Christmas. And then one day Tod phoned. (To lie Continued) SHEET METAL WORK OF ALL KINDS Custom work for gins, alfalfa mills, oil milts. Custom shearing up to 1/4 inch thickness Frank Simmons Tin Shop 117 South Broadway Phong 2 851 -Master Plumber- JORDAN PLUMBING COMPANY, Inc. All Work Guaranteed For 12 Months I 531 North lOlh Phone 6001 THE Real Estate - Mortaaqc Loan*' Insurdn OSCEOLA - BLYIHEM Phone 3075 ATTENTION EX-G.I.'s To Maintain SoBr Benefits, PAY YOUR LEGION DDES NOW! DUD CASON POST 24 WOODS Drug Store Experienced Prescription Service WOODS Drug Store In England It's the Chemist Shop In France' , It's the Apothecary Shop In Blytheville It's BARNEY'S DRUG STORE For Expert Prescription Service WE INVITE YOU (o drive (he 1950 STUDEBAKER, (he "next look" and "next ride" in fine automobiles. Come by or phone for our salesmen lo demonstrate this fine car for you. CHAMBLIN SALES CO. Tour Friendly Studebaker Dealer" Railroad& Ash Blytheyille Call SUR6LY fan fffttff PLANNING TO HEY, WE KUSMWfr- NO CWOW HOUMCB, WP«. ti« 1Y NtA «RHCC WC. T. «. MO. „. ,. ,„. „ "Sure I know it's some strange boy—she couldn't get away with that sickly sweet stuff with anybody who knows her!" PRISCIl.LA'S POP Well . . . That's Life BY AL VERMERR BASEBALL ALL SUMMER V AND NOW FOOTBALL) I WONDER IF THEY SCORED OR NOT i WI5H YOU'D TURN IT OFF, DEAR! VIC FLINT HUUO Info the Ljfchont BY MICHAEL O'MALLEY and RALPH LANE WHO'S THAT ON THE BOW? . MISS DARKLING HANS. WfU, SET BELOW, MANS OH-on; VIC'S OMJSHT.' SO I'M TO Bt QUESTIONED BY POLiC€ IH.VW THORPS DEATH, AM I, BUCK YEAH, VERA I THOUGHT VOU'O tlKK TO KNOW. CAPTAIN EASY That Man Sam BY LESLIE TURNER TWO TT WELL!,,. XoH.HtUO, MINUTES [•) IF IT ISW.T ] CkPTWU EA*y! TILLTWELVE! 4SAJA JONES SHE OUGHT* BE SHOWWS LIP IP EM DftV AT SAN DI&BLO, A MilJlMG TOWN IN THE HEART OF THE TIM REGION BLAZES.,: SO FAR. I HfWEWT PICKED UPI\ TRACE O 1 WASH! Somclhinjj to Sleep On I PON'T WAMTA SEE ONE CAN 'AROUMP I GET BACK... UMDER5TANP ? NOT. A CAN IN 9IGHT/ WHAT PIP YA WITH 'EM? >OU>?E FULLAvHOPS.' THESE GOSH. OOP. HE MUSTl_ ~ TH JECASE.' ANYHOW, I GOTCHA FOR PJS- TH' P RESISTIN' ASEEST AND ASSAULT I tf A SHERIFF/. BOOTS AND HER RUDDIES Getling Frantic BY EDGAR MARTIN

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