The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 25, 1954 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, August 25, 1954
Page 9
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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25, 1954 „ BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAG1 NINE OUR BOARDING HOUSE — with Major Hooplt - LAST MlSHJ FAttiT *IN*> OF FAR-OFF MUSIC £ WAFT£D CUKTAIM Of 6LI fM fHg DEAD OF r-iiGHT ITMUSTHAVe FUL STIFF TO MAKE \OO 3 SOUND Like ED6A2 ALLAi4i flSE./HAJOK/AKE^ ;i)E& IT WASN'T SC OF TMAT SMOOTH MOUNTAIN DEW CHILLED Al~ FAINTLY I'\m HEARD OTHER V^EIRD SOUNDS IN THAT OLD RELIC OF, A HOU5S TOO/ UP ABOUND OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams IT RA1NEP AFTER THE SUNPAY PAPER, WELL, I'C? NEARLY AS SCON HAKJ<3 OUT AS TO C?£Y , BLEW OFF THE POR.CH ' TC> 1 ~>cy OUT TH' PAPER AMD MAKE A POT OF COFFEE/ HEROES A£E MADS -o C o m HARUMPM; A LIVEKMOR.E? THIS IS MR. SMITHLAND'S FATHER..SPEAK— I'D IT— • -«• P YOU'D (SQUEAK) 61VE- Mr SOM- ALL THE CREPfT ME'ASKS FOR.— MARUMPH• BCMOSTHAPPT TO, SIR— H£ SETTLES M/S PRESENT DEBT/ BY THE WAY, YOUR. VOICE IS CHAN6IN6 RAWER. LATE IN LIFE, MR.SMITH? Television — Tonight, Tomorrow — WMCT Channel 5, It WHBQ Channel 13 WMCT Channel 5 10:30 Wednesday Night. Aug. 25 11:00 6:00 I Married Joan 11:15 6:30 Superman 11:30 7:00 TV Theatre 8:00 This Is Your Life 12:00 8:30 Cisco Kid 12:15 9:00 Favorite Story 12:30 9:30 News 1:009:45 Clete Roberts 1:15 10:00 Soundstage 1:30 10:30 New s 1:45 10:40 Weatherman 10:45 Adventure 2:00 11:00 Big Picturt 2:15 11:30 Featurette 2-30 11:45 Sign Oil 3:00 Thursday, August 26 3:30 5:50 Meditation 4:00 6:00 Today 4:15 6:25 News 4:30 6:30 Today 4:45 6:55 New 5:00 7:00 Today 5:15 7:25 News 5:25 7:30 Today 5:30 7:55 News 5:45 3:00 Ding Dong School 6:00 3:30 A Time to Live 6:30 8:45 3 Steps to Heaven 9:00 Home Show 7:00 10:00 The Bob Smith 7:30 Sho-w Shopping at Home Story land Photoquiz Hamemakers Program News Farm News Channel Five Club •One Man's Family Golden Windowt First Love Concerning Mlfts Marlowe Hawkins Falls Bride <fe Groom Betty White Show Pinky Lee Show Howdy Doody Berl Olswanger Armchair Adventurt Top Tunes " Flicker Comics Captain Video Interesting Person Weatherman World of Mr. News Caravan Groucho Marx •Cavalcade of Aoierica Dragnet Thea-sre 8:00 Video Tneatre 9:00 Playhouse of Stars 9:30 News 9:45 Clete Robert! 10:00 Rocky King 10:30 News 10:40 Weatherman 10:45 Adventure 11:00 Film Feature 11:45 Sign Off WHBQ cnanne) 13 Wednesday Night, Aug. 25 6:00 Red Skelton 7:00 Strike it Rich 7:30 I've Got a Secret 8:00 Blue Ribbon Bouts 8:45 Do You Know Why 9:00 Sportsman's Club 9:15 Sports Time 9:30 TBA 10:00 Weather 10:05 News 10:15 Late Show Thursday, August 36 6:00 Morning Show 7:55 News 8:00 Garry Moore 8:30 Arthur Godfrey 9:30 Strike it Rich 10:00 Valiant Lady 10:15 Love of Life 10:30 Search for Tomorrow 10:45 Guiding Light 11:00 Kitchen Magic 11:25 News 11:30 Welcome Traveler 12:00 Robert Q. Lewis 12:30 House Party 1:00 Big Payoff 1:30 Lady of the House ' 1:45 Bob Crosby 2:00 Brighter Day 2:15 Secret Storm 2:30 On Your Account 3:00 Portia Faces Life 3:15 Early Show 4:30 Western Theatre 5:00 Mar s Patrol 5:30 News 5:45 Summer Holiday 6:00 What's In a Word 6:30 Four Star Playhouse 7:00 What Do You Have in Common 7:30 Big Town 3:00 Telltale Clue 8:30 Place the Face 9:00 Anywhere U.S.A. 9:30 Adventure Theatre 10:00 Weather 10:05 News 10:15 Do You Know Why 10:20 Late Show TRUSSES EXPERTLY 1 FITTED 2 Price KIRBY DRUGSTORES ^li If ~, /he --Jot i BIytheville's Only Exclusive Children's Shop 110 South Second Street EXPERT WATER PUMP REPAIR Hubbard Hardware Phone 2-2015 Know The Law! You can nave » free copy or the Motor Vehicle Safety Responsibility Law for the mere asking. Call or sec -'Dee" at the United Inur- ance Agency 111 W Main Phone 1-6812 Blytherllle. Paint Closeout M»nj Types and C»l*n \ Price Hubbard Hardware HOT DOG/ DELICIOUSLY SEASONED WITH OUR CHILI AND CHOPPED ONIONS TAKE HOME SACK—6 FOR $1 KREAM KASTLE • J^r?i Copyright 1954 by Frank Grufaer. Dtsfributed by NEA Service, Inc. THE 5TORY; Sn>r<- &t7 «« • •H-lclc-opcn cnttle trail town in Knnsa» Jn 1S77. W«a« Tnncrcd." knov»-n only an "John Bnllcy," •work* nji a printer for Luke Miller who is otrlvin^r to imike the town Inw-nbidinfC. But Cattle Jicrds arc nrrii-inR- from Texas »nd with them comcw HonR Kons: Smith, one of the of the cnttlcjucn. whose cowboy* *re novr 3»Tv:iitinfr l»«T. * * * VIII TTONG KONG SMITH towered -*"*• well above six feet six in his high-heeled boots. He was about ,45, tipped the scales at 270 and 1 you could hear his voice about :as far as a gun would carry. ! He came out of the Sage City : Bank, his huge hat filled with coin. The score of men who had brought the first trail herd of the season up the Chisholm Trail let lout a roar. About a dozen fired their guns. Hong Kong Smith shouted the men into silence. 'Come and get it, you dirty, mangy sons of Texas!" He led the way across the street to the Texas Saloon, set the hatful of money on the bar. "Whiskey!" he roared. A bartender hurried up with two bottles of whiskey and a water tumbler. Smith poured out a tumblerful of whiskey. "Let's do this businesslike. Who's first, beginning with A?" "Adams," cried out «. cowboy. "Adams," said Smith. "Forty- two dollars." He fished around in the hat, brought out four gold eagles and added two silver dollars. "Here's your money and this." He picked up the tumbler- ful of whiskey. The Texas man wincod but drained o(T the huge amount of whiskey. He sputtered and choked and Hong Kong Smith slapped him on the back. "Next man," he sang out "Baker," cried a Texas man. Smith refilled the big glass o( whiskey and forced it on the man called Baker. He paid him his S42, booming out, "You don't spend any of that. Not today, you don't Today Hong Kong Smith pays the bill." "H o o r a y for Hong Kong Smith!" yelled a man and the ovation was taken up by every man in the Texas Saloon. Lily Leeds came out of her office. Hong Kong Smith whooped when he saw her. "Lily, my girl, you get prettier every time I see you." "Oh, it's you again," said Lily in disgust "That's what I like about you —your sense of humor," roared Smith. He swooped Lily into his arms. "Give us a kiss, Lily girl." She slapped his face, but the big man crushed her to him and forced her face up. He kissed her resoundingly and when he released her, she rocked his head with hard slaps. But Smith was impervious. A half hour later they smashed four tables in the Texas Saloon and broke the back-bar mirror. Marshal Kinnaird and his deputies, acting upon instructions from Mayor Fugger, discreetly stayed out of the way of the brawling men. * * • CHORTLY before 12 Luke Mil^ ler brought a couple of sheets of copy paper to Tancred. Tancred's eyes skimmed over the story, which bore the head, "The Devil and Texas Rule Sage City." Luke Miller pulled no punches. Jacob Fugger, he said, catered to the lawless Texas men, because they were making him rich. The Kansas & Western Railroad paid him $1 for every Texas steer that was shipped from Sage City. Fugger saw that the Texas cowboys received hard cash in Sage City, instead of at their homes in Texas. And By Frank Gruber through his stores and saloons, Fugger saw that that money was taken away from them. Fugger owned Sage City and he pulled the strings the way they suited him. Right now it suited him to let the Texas men run wild and the citizens of Sage City could expect only violence and bloodshed. The law would not curb the Texas men because Fugger owned the law. * * * T> IGHT now, if you were a Texas man and it suited you to insult a Sage City woman on the streets, that was perfectly all right: If you felt like breaking a few windows about town, no one would punish you for indulging your whim. Or, mayb* your fancy ran to riding your horse on the sidewalks or into stores. Go right ahead, no on* would stop you. As long as yon paid your tribute to Jacob Fugger. "I'll s«t it up," said Tancred. "After lunch will be all right . . . Fugger will never forgive me for that." "He's not exactly your friend right now." "Now he'll really put on the screws. But there's an election in a month. My only chance is to try to rouse the local voters enough so they'll vote Fugger and his clique out of office. If they don't, I'm through in Sage City." Tancred washed his hands and left the shop. He walked to South Street and crossed to go to the Bon Ton Cafe. As he walked along he heard angry yelling in McCoy's Saloon, then two quick shots. " A man catapulted out of Me* Coy's and made for the horses at the hitchrail. He mounted one and galloped up the street, emptying his revolver at the blue sky. (X* V ConUB»e4) AUTO. TRUCK AND LONG HAUL TRUCK INSURANCE At Low Bates United Insurance Agcy. Ill W Main Vh- 3-6812 Home & Farm Supplies WHAT EVER SOU NTIED SEE US Over 30,000 items In Stock — If We Don't Have it . We'll Get It. General Hardware And Appliance Co. 108 W. Main Phone 3-4585 S-2S- "There are so many more shirts to do since George was promoted from the shop to the office—I don't think th* raise was worth it!" ["Oh, so you're Daddy's boss! Do you really beat your 1 wife?" E'S COWING/ .PERHAPS WE'LL GET SO\\E DECENT FOOD THIS m\E,Sie. I COOKW&» I DONT KNOW, IT'S B?EAD AND WATEK FO£ YOU UNTIL YOU* M IMPaOVSS.JOHN HAZWNS/I HAD A NICE TASTY CHICKEN" IM-LAWISASH2SWD E WILL DI3COVE2 ) DEVIL.-HE WOULDN'T US &EFOKE LONG.MK. /HESITATE TO KILL US TO GET WHAT HE WANTS/ But when I o"ive a little push That drops it to the floor... oc a. Hot weather does the strangest things... For instance, take my Pop.... , He groans and mopes and says he hopes The temperature will drop._. Instead of feellnb -»j cool at all, He's hotter than before!! , vou AK£ eoou LOOKING/ I CDM'T SVAMT)eiMeEK.. >( ANC7LETfe LEAVE HERE'S VOURS/WE LEAVE AT NOON. A6 A\Y 5ODMSLwra7, VCU'LL EiVS #!OO A W*Y/ I HAVE 5 TO POSSET ANH7/WON5Y TO TO SEHM (ZJJS7E, SHJT I HAVE TO 56 IN COURT 4O MINUTES/ MISS — IT AT THAT. SIXTY SECONDS WILL. DO ME FINE. JV£ SOT TWO TICKETS TO E FCK AA£— Electrical & Plumbing Supplies For That Hard to Find Item — See Us. General Hardware And Appliance Co. 109 W Main Phone 3-4585 romp DELIVERY SERVICE ... 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