The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 4, 1953 · Page 7
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SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 1958 BLTTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NBWS PAGE SEVEN OUR BOARDING HOUSE — with Major HoopU fNATORALLy'lw' SOTHOT'6 IT/YOUR DUMMY WAS FULL OF COLD <J£RT Y0UR JOSTM6NT OF f HE HYDRO-THERMAL C HAR-ROMPH/MO IRRIS IT WILL BE KEG-;/ ATlprJ PURPOSES VJATER IMSTBAD OP E AW ! FRCXA THERE AND ABQUT 5AV- IHSfTfOR FUEL OIL G. 0: POETZ OIL CO. "/ Sell That Stuff" r Phone 2089 Office & Bulk Plant- Promised Land BANTING SEED D ft P L 15 Cotton Seed, State Certified, Blue Tag and High Germination. Ogdeh Soybeans, State Certified Blue Tag. Also, Non- Certified High Germination. . . We wiir clean y6ur seed soybeans at your convenience. Henderson-Hoover Seed Co. So. Highway 61 Phone 2860 For Fine Foods, Choose PICKARD'S GROCERY & MARKET Nationally Advertised & Fancy Groceries We Deliver Call In 2043 Come In 1044 Chick. T. M. R«. ii. i f >i on. Copr.,1953 by HEA Smfc», Inc. "He's really starting to show ambition—he just answered a TV question that would be worth $1000 if h« was there!" P> romp' DELIVERY SERVICE Phone 4507 Hours: S a.m. to 10 p.m. with Delivery to 7 p.m. WOODS DRUG STORE 221 West Main St. Parts and Supplies . for All Cars, Trucks ^and Tractors W H 'O L E S A L E Hays Store Phone 2001 We Deliver High Quality Low Prices Wayne Feeds Layer Mash Layer Pellets Egg Pellets Chick Starter Grower Mash ..... Scratch Feed Sngarine 16% Dairy, Wayne 16% Dairy 32 9o Dairy Feed Calf Starter Pellet? Pig & Sow Meal Pig & Sow Pellets 35% Hog Balancer 40% Hog Slip-limit Pork Maker Horse Feed . Rabbit Pellets Dog Food WR Shorts . Polished Chops 100 II), 100 Ib. 100 Ib. ioo ib. 101) Ib. 100 Ib. 100 Ibs 100 Ib!. 100 Ib. 100 Ib 100 Ib. 100 Ib 100 It). 100 Ib 100 Ib 100 »> .100 Ibs. 100 Ibs. 100 Ibs. .100 Ibs 4.89 4.99 5.39 5.C9 5.49 4.39 3.69 4.49 5.39 5.79 .539 5.49 5.99 6.39 4.19 4.3S 5.99 8.99 3.G9 4.19 RTH ABIDES by GEORGE R.STEWART . THB STORYi TVUh m**rlT «H V' k«man brl»K« •» etirth dead from • df.iIlT Tlnu ilnr.ne. Ink Wll- lUm» ••« Bm, the woman fee 111" ' taken mm his wife, face a new ' world and new conditions scnrce- i 17 aad they aettled down than Iher dlaeoTer that ratH of the cltr.. •nchecked by human exlermlna- tora, are OTermtinlng; everythlnr. • * * XIII . , A 5TER a few days, moreover, "• they began to see .a kind o( 1 difference, both in the appearance ; and in the behavior of the rats. ', Apparently, the supplies of food, vast though they were, had at last begun to yield before the I attack of an ever-pyramiding • number ol rats. The rats now appeared thinner, and they ran around even more feveVishly in search of food. They began to burrow in the ground. They dug up ! the tulip bulbs, first of all, seeming particularly fond of them. • Then they attacked the less palat- ' able bulbs and roots. They ran •. along the branches of the trees, • apparently eating any insects they could flnd or any remains of seeds or fruit. They even, at last, began • to gnaw the bark of young trees, . like rabbits. Ish parked the car as close to the • house as he could now, and made ' a dash for it, wearing high boots. . 'But actually the rats never made " ,any attempt at an attack. Ish kept • jPrlnceps in the house mostly, al- Ithough the rats had offered her no violence either. Ke remembered hopefully, that .. the ants had vanished almost over• might, and he kept expecting that | something like that also might " lhappcn to the rats. But there was no indication of It. • "Are the rats going to take over " the world?". Em-asked. "Now that • men are gone, are the rats going to .be the next to rule the earth?" "Of course I don't know for sure," ««Id Ish, "but I hurdly think so. They've got a head start because they know how to use the food supplies in the city and because they breed fast. But once have to forage on their own, and the foxes and snakes and owls are going to build up too because man is gone and because they'll have lots of rats to feed on." 'I never thought of that!" she said. "You mean rats are kind of domestic animals because people supply them food and kill off their enemies." "More like parasites on man, I suppose really." And then, just to be saying something to keep her interested, he ran on: "And speaking of parasites, of course rats have them too. Just like the ants! When anything gets too numerous it's likely to get hit by some plague —I mean—" Something had suddenly exploded in his mind at the word. * * * TSH did not tell her what had disturbed him. It was the realization that not just plague in the 1 individual rats carefully to see if they seemed sickly. On the contrary, they seemed more active than ever. Then Em called to him one morning from the window. "Look, they're fighting!" He went to look. He saw a large rat definitely attacking a smaller one. The small one fought back, and dodged desperately, and seemed just about to make its escape through a hole which might be too small for the larger one. Then suddenly a third and still larger rat appeared, and sprang also upon the small one. 'In high boots, well gloved, carrying a stout stick in his hand, Ish made an expedition to the nearest general sense, but bubonic plague was a common epidemic among rats. It was spread, he knew, by fleas, and those infected fleas rapidly hopped from dead rats to living people. He began to deluge the house with DDT and spray it upon his clothing and Em's. Naturally then she became suspicious, and he had to tell her. She was not disturbed. Her natural courage rose superior to even the thought of plague, and perhaps there was a vein of fatalism in her too. The simplest and safest thing would have been to hurry out of the city, and get to some place—the desert, perhaps— where few rats could live. But each of them had already decided independently that life was not to be lived on the basis business-center, and foraged food. He found few rats in for the stores, and when he investigated, he found that everything which a rat could get and eat had been completely wiped out. The stores were a great disgusting litter of torn papers, and'chewed cartons. a • * T'O Ish the whole affair, in spite of a certain horror that he still held of it, came to be a most interesting study in ecology, almost a laboratory problem. The rats had first lived upon the stores of food which men had laid up for them, and these had gradually been transformed into a great reservoir of rat-flesh. Then, when the cereals and dried fruits and packaged beans were depleted, there was left—for certain individual rats at least—this other supply of food. Under such circumstances, it seemed a question whether any single rat would die of starvation, even though the rats as a species might be dying of starvation, "The old and sickly and weak and immature will go first," he said, "and then those that are not quite so old or sickly or weak or immature—and so on." "And eventually," said Em, who sometimes showed disconcerting of fear. Her courage indeed was I logic, "there'll just be two great stronger than his, and the horror strong rats left .to fight it out—like of the rats pressed in more closely upon him. Occaslonaly he even felt panic and was ready to force her into the car for night. But always in such times her courage seemed to sustain him. the Kilkenny cats?" Ish explained that before such a fate ensued the rats would have become so scarce that they would again have begun to forage upon 'other sources of food. CaUSe tney IjrCCU l«3l. mil OIIUC IU Mlauml linn. «*..»,. ov>ni,.^.. ". .v".v. UM7 fit »w«iy"!r«n'Uii city they'll' Ai the days passed, he watched I ' (To Be- Continued) Television— Tonife, Tomorrow WMCT, Memphis, Channel 5 SATURDAY NIGHT, APRIL 4 6:00 Junioer 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 SUNDAY. APRIL 5 9:00 I Behld His Olory 10:00 Pontifical Mass 11:30 Candy Carnival 12:00 Zoo Parade 12:30 Frontiers of Faith -1:00 Burns & Allen 1:30 Beulah 2:00 Victory at Sea 2:30 Future Unlimited 3:00 Roy Rogers 3:30 Ozzie & Harriet 4:00 Lone Ranger 4:30 Range Rider 5:00 Meet the Press 5:30 Slim Rhodes 5:55 News 6:00 Red Skelton 6:30 Mr. Peepers 7:00 Comedy Hour 8:00 TV Playhouse 9:00 Stu Envln 9:30 Favorite Story 10:00 I Love Lucy 10:30 News 10:40 Weather 10:45 Toast of the Town 11:45 News 12:00 Sign Off MONDAY, APRIL 6 6:45 Morning Meditation 7:00 Today 7:25 News 7:30 Today 7:55 News 8:00 Today 8:25 News 8:30 Today 8:55 News 9:00 Ding Dong School 9:30 TV Shopper 10:00 Ask Washington 10:30 Strike It Rich 11:00 Storyland 11:15 Love of Life 11:30 Search for Tomorrow 11:45 Beth Marsh 12:00 News 12:15 Farm News 12:30 Garry Moore 1:00 Guiding Light 1:15 Godfrey 1:30 Homemnkers Program 2:00 Big Payoff 2:30 Welcome Travelers 3:00 Kate Smith 4:00 Hawkins Falls 4:15 Gabby Hayes 4:30 Howdy Doody 5:00 Berl Olswanger 5:20 Sports 5:25 Weather 5:30 Short Story 5:45 Hartoons B:00 Evening Serenade 6:15 News 6:30 Those Two 6:45 News Caravan 7:00 Paul Winchell 7:30 Howard Barlow 8:00 Cisco Kid ' 8:30 Robert Montgomery 9:30 Who Said That 10:00 Wrestling 10:45 News 10:55 Weather 11:00 Man Agslnst Crime 11:30 Suspense 12:00 News 12:10 Sign Off OUT OUR WAY ly J. 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