The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 3, 1953 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 3, 1953
Page 13
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FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 1958 •LTTHETILLB (ARK.) COTJRIBR NBW1 OUR BOARDING HOUSE — with Major Hoopl* YOU'RE BROUGHT! HAS SOT UPBY-mteHDCKJJ CONTROLfc RUMlilMS TRUE TO «^ ILgpuTT-TT.'? ^ KTHI* FORM/-IT«ALVgAy5M_ AL 60 VIET/ » VttOlBBS ?f I HERE DRV /£ipY A P6RP6CT ^ rgfSisy J^\ a?m-m LEI . vest MY POTATOES |M A PAMT6 PReSSER FUEL OIL G. 0. POETZ OIL CO. , "/ Sell That Stuff" Phone 2089 Office & Bulk Plant - Promised Land PLANTING SEED D t P L 35 Cotton Seed, State Certified, Blue Tag and High Germination. Ogden Soybeans, State Certified Blue Tag. Also, Non- Certified High Germination. W« will clean your seed soybeans at your convenience. Henderson-Hoover Seed Co. So. Highway 61 Phone 2860 I. For Fine Foods, Choose * PICKARD'S GROCERY & MARKET Nationally Advertised & Fancy Groceries We Deliver Call In 2043 Come In 1044 Chick. "Now that you don't have to fix the furnace, have you found another way to get those hiccups in the evening?" P< romp I DELIVERY SERVICE Phone 4507 Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. with Delivery to 1 p.m. WOODS DRUG STORE 321 West Main St. Paris and Supplies for All Cars, trucks and Tractors W H O L E.S ALE 316 North Broadway Phone 4511 and 4512 Hays Store Phone 2001 We Deliver High Quality Low Prices Wayne Feeds Layer Mash Layer Pellets Efs Pellets Chick Starter Grower Mash ...... Scratch Feed SuRarinc IB 1 * Dairj. Wayne 16% Dairy 32% Dairy Feed Call Starter Pellets Pig & Sow Meal Pig & Sow Pellets 35% Hog Balancer 40% Hog Sup'lmnt Pork Maker Horse Feed Rabbit Pellets Dog Food WR Shorts ... Polished Chops 100 Ib. 100 Ib. 100 Ib. 100 Ib. 100 Ib. 100 Ib. 100 Ibs 100 Ibs. 100 Ib. 100 Ib. 100 Ib. 100 Ib 100 Ib. 104 Ib. 100 Ib. 104 Ib. 100 Ibs. IN Ibs. 100 Ibs. .100 Ibs 4.89 4.99 5.39 5.69 5.43 4.39 3.69 4.49 5.39 5.79 .539 5.W 5.99 6.39 4.79 4.39 5.99 8-99 3.69 4.19 RTH ABIDES by GEORGE R.STEWART t Stmft. IM kr arranpiOTt *<* ». tat. Oi«H<»l* * Mt* S.m«.!«. TITH STOTlYi Wl*» menl-ly all honon hrlniE* on enrlh ilend from • dendlr new dlHraae mid mr>*t othm HUfTcrlilK from Hhock. Ull WIlilnMii, one of the nurr-lvor*. • lifter* from lonellnCH*. Then one alone. Km become" hi« wife. XII •pHIY moved back, »arly next •*• day, to the house on San Lupo Drive, chiefly because h« seemed to have more possessions—books, especially—than she did. It was less trouble to move to the books j than to move the books to them. I The days went more swiftly and jmore comfortably after that. She never talked about herself. Once or twice he tried to draw her out with questions, thinking that she might need to tell things. But she did not respond easily, and ihe decided that she had already imade her adjustment in her own way. She had drawn the veil across the view toward the past; now she looked forward only. Yet she made no apparent attempt at secrecy. He learned from casual remarks that she had been ' .married (happily, he was sure), and had had two small children. She had gone to high school but not to college; her grammar lapsed 'occasionally. Her soft accent, which he had noticed when she ;first spoke, had perhaps the touch .of Kentucky or Tennessee in it. .But she never mentioned having lived anywhere except in Cali- fc fornia. "~ • One morning, finding that they .needed some supplies, he went down lo start the car. Me put his thumb on the starter button. There was a sutklen click, nothing more. He heard no sudden comforting whir as the motor took over, no •reassuring litlle bangs as the cold 'cylinders began lo fire. Panic fell upon him again. Me pressed the button once more, and still once 'more, and every time came only :thc little click. ' "The car won't start," he said. '"Battery gone, or something!" He knew that his lace muit be even more woebegone than his voice. That was why he could hardly believe it, when she laughed. "There's no place we have to go so badly as all that," she said. "To look at you, you'd think that things had gone to pieces!" Then h« laughed too. It made all the difference in the world whether you had that other to cut the grief in half, and the trouble suddenly seemed tiny. A car was convenient when you wanted to go to the stores and load up with some more supplies. She was right —they had really no place that they needed so badly to go! At last they forced the entrance to a battery shop and found dozens of batteries with the acid not in them.' There were also supplies of acid, and although neither of them was mechanically minded, they made the experiment of pouring the acid into a battery of the right size. They took it back, and put it into the station-wagon. It worked perfectly, the first time. * » • "PM looked out one morning and •^ said, "See, some rats!" He looked. Sure enough, two rats were nosing their way along the base of the hedge, foraging about or merely investigating. Em pointed out the rats to Princess through the window, and than opened the door. But being a dog who gave tongue to tell the hunter where the chase was leading, she leaped out baying, and the rats vanishcd'bcfore she was anywhere near them. That afternoon they saw more rats at several times, one place and another, near the house, in the street, or running in the gardens. Next morning the wave had ch- gulicrl them. Rats were everywhere. These were merely ordinary- looking rats, no larger or smaller than rats were expected to be, not particularly fat or particularly lean—Just rots. Ish thought of the way the ants had been some time ago, and felt > cold shiver run through him. In the stutioh-wagon they drove about here and there, often crushing some rat which decided to dash across the street, just ahead of their tires. At first Ish and Em shuddered little at the soft squash, and looked at each other, but before long it had become so common that they thought nothing about it. The area which the rats were occupy- ng was roughly the city, although they spread outward from the built-up area, covering somewhat larger an area than the ants had done. What had happened, in general, was clear enough. Ish remembered some kind of statistics which de- dared that the 'number of rats in a city was generally about equal to the number of people. "Well," he explained to Em, "you start then with, say, 1,000,000 rats." • * • 'T'HAT evening at home he sat down to it as a mathematical problem. With the aid of his father's encyclopedia he determined that rats had approximately one litter a month, with an average of about 10 young. That is, one month of uninterrupted breeding might have produced about a population of 10,000,000 rats in this given area. There must be some casualties, of course, and he had no way of determining just how many of the rats would live to maturity. But certainly the increase must be prodigious under the circumstances. His mathematics broke down. If the rats only doubled each month, a conservative guess, there should be already 50,000.000, and if they increased threefold, there miRht be 1,000,000,000. Probably the dogs had killed the cats as much as they had the rats, and so had eliminated the chic/ control. And in the end, the (logs themselves had probably been overwhelmed in the mere increase of numbers. Now he no longer saw any dogs. It seemed unlikely that they had actually icon killed by the rats, although tile rats may well have cleaned out many litlers of puppies. Probably, the dogs had merely retreated before the swarms of ruts, and were still hanging nround on the outskirts. (To Be Continued) Television— Tonite, Tomorrow WMCT, Memphis, Channel 5 FRIDAY N'lOUT. APRIL 3 6:00 Evening Serenade 6:15 News 6:30 Those Two 6:45 News Caravan 7:00 Dennis Day 7:30 Life of Rilcy 8:00 Big Story 8:30 Hopalong Cassidy 9:00 Cavalcade of Sports 9:45 Greatest Fights 10:00 The Doctor 10:30 News 10:40 Columbus Boys Choir 11:10 Weather 11:15 Names the Same 11:45 News 11:55 Sign Off SATURDAY. APRIL 4 8:30 News 8:40 Morning Meditation 8:45 World's Greatest Stories 9:15 Tops 9:30 Rootle Knzootie 10:00 Sniilin' Ed 11:00 Big Top 12:00 Co\vboy G-Man 12:30 Super Circus 1:30 Mayor's Forum 2:30 Bill ustis 3:00 Date With Judy 3:30 TV Teen Club 4:00 Aldrlch Family 4:30 Kukla, Fran & Ollie 5:00 This Is Your Life 5:30 Strike It Rich 6:00 Juniper Junction 6:30 My Hero 7:00 All Star Revue 8:00 Show of Shows 9:30 Abbott & Costello 10:00 News 10:10 Weather 10:15 Sporting News 10:30 Wrestling 11:30 City Hospital 12:00 News 12:05 Sign Off NOTICE OF GRANTING OF LIGUOB PERMIT Notice is hereby given that the Director of Alcoholic Beverage Control of the State of Arkansas has issued n permit, No. 243. to Dr. William A. Taylor, to sell and dispense vinous or spirituous liquors for beverage afc retail on the premises described as 423 W. Ash St., Blytheville. This permit issued on the 25 day of March, 1953, and expires on the 30 day of June, 1953. Dr. William A. Taylor, Permittee 3j27-4'3 TRUSSES Spring or Elastic Abdominal Bells Kirby Drug Stores TV Service-Center NEIL ROSS Trained Technician tor radio RtuI Inlr.vLsion repair, industrial electronics, and banio radio engineering. For Service Dial 3816 OUT OUR WAY FRICKLIS AND Wf PftMHM ly J. R. Willlami •MOOT *>' MOW If V*> PCWTJHUTir OFF AWTH 1 THAT CHALX MARK/ TH' Guys AWAY ANP I'M AFRAIP TH IT AN' WJIN HI9 JO9/ •or joe STAYS* A OOUFU YWR3- Hfi'LL *»Y WERE •TINKERS.'OH, WMBREIS HE? So THAT? WHV1OU INSISTED ON Km OF US RE- TURMINQ l6 PRN6LE f WHAT ABOUT "WAT WILLOW STREET PEOPER3Y YOU INHERITED? THE ONLY CAN TURN TO FOR. HELP—DESPERATE/ 1 NEED $ 50OO TO PAY W FORMER. EMPLOYER. OR.(50TO JAIL' WHERE VJOULO I .RAISE? 150OO T ir WOULD TAKE , YEARS' THE QUESTION MARK Benefit by Rtading and Using Courier News Classified Adt Copr. 1953 by NEA Sirvlc*. Ino. T. M. R*(.-U. 8. Pit.cHf: OKAV, SPILL IT... HOW DID YOU6ETOUT OF TMAT TEAR MOUDINI? HAVE YOlie FUN, you mo! THEEE'^TILL THE TRIP HOME! I DIDMT THINK rp MAKE IT FOR AWHILE! CHIEF... BUT I'M PUTTING BKOTHEE BARKIE! YOU'RE ALIVE! I'l'6AFEBLIN6I JUSTLOUSEPUP WHOLE RTWZE! I DIDN'T ON TTMT MUCH FRESH WHEN MY BOY ARRIVES I'LL WANT r TO SHOW HIM I CAN PLAY BALL) GOSM, MR. BOTT5, DO YOU MEAN IT? CARLYLE, WILL YOU WIT ME A FEW GROUNDERS SEVERAL STORIES ASOVE THE HOTEL'S SRANC? BALLROOM... AS SCOW AS I SPOT SOMEON6 I KEC- O6NJIZE, I'LL NUB6E YOU. MAKE LIKft SOU KNOW THEM, BUT LET M6 PO AtL THE TALKIM& VlC AMP Ml». MELISSA PELLSTOW LEAVE THE SWEET AMP IMMOCENT WELL, DAPPEZ, HOW 1HOBZIET. PO X LOOK IW THIS/--SOFT-PECWL THE 6LA>V\- 7KAP THIN6? /—<^ OUR. YOU WA"OT TO ffE AS INCONSPICUOUS AS THE RECEPTIOM /TT THE CHAKL65 HOTEL. THEKE WOM'T BE ft TRACE LEFT OP THE LITTLE PUMK WHEk) THAT SUB PEIFTS IWTO THE DMA MOP BLOW£ IT SKWISH! VE5,-.At4D HEKE5 A TEMPLE ou SWML HILL BESIDE EWER. 50WEOME BEEN TIE THI5 RlUfi (OEIL^OK) SMD TUBES WC.S ftBOUT TO TIVKE We RIDS DM TH' lAOWOS/! HOW FC.K. IS THIS FR.OW THE KIUEK, Bf\MU? ^"r OUR JOB COWKM1E5 OH.WELL/SNUTHIN v TO ME! HEY, LAPV... OH! 1 SEE! TH' GA.LS IN THESE PARTS CERTAINLY DO WEAR SHORT 5KIRTS... I SUPPOSE SUMPIN'5 ^ SONE WRONG WITH DOC'S TIME-GADGET AN'I'M TRW-1DEO /AGAIN LIKE THEM,! SURE WOULDN'T DO! ...BETTER TRV THAT WATCH REPAIR . JOINT POWN TH OtC\S\ON TO CROP HPWE « .HPvKM VOftWO'. WVlX VOO VWOMVbt W Wftrt .wVtVNOO ? owiK>wfc OWK* ? WHY? -v

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