The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 7, 1953 · Page 15
Get access to this page with a Free Trial
Click to view larger version

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 15

Publication:
Location:
Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Tuesday, April 7, 1953
Page:
Page 15
Cancel
Start Free Trial

Page 15 article text (OCR)

TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 1953 BLYTHBY1LL1 (ARK.)' COURIER NBWS PAGE FIFTEEN OUR BOARDING HOUSE — with Major HoopU fTHE ._. A LJ&r> (CQ PAff A ~~ , i.TWiess/WHEN 1H6 SELLRiNG^McouPLEOFBARROWS THAT BREAKFAST DOOR IM THe /"^SOUGHT TOZOOM ESOPHAGUS Of MY SLWT SERVANT^ ooT/^gUTT YOU NOT TO, <SET DISCOURAGED- you ALWAYS i 6TAY INiTMEJ FULL MIME , WILL POP oped— AMD DISCLOSE A PAN) * HAJ •IS AS PER6I5TEIAT A5 AM AB5CE56ED TOOTH = ATTENTION FARMERS Be sure to have your COTTONSEED and SOYBEANS TESTED for GERMINATION. Woodson - Tenent Laboratories Licensed Grain Inspectors 612 West Ash St. Blytheville, Ark. COTTON GROWERS It pays to have your planting cotton seed delinted and ceresan treated by the Slurry Method. We will appreciate the opportunity of rendering you this service. 1 Blytheville Delinting Corp. So. Highway 61 Phone 2860 Miracle Mesh s advertised in HitSot.Eve.Post ' FUEL OIL G. 0. POETZ OIL CO. "/ Sell Tkat Stuff" Phone 2089 Office & Bulk Plant- Promised Land "Why don't you get your parents to let you take violin? I can imitate dogs, cats, machine guns, squeaky brake* and jet planes!" j-^rompt 'rompl DELIVERY SERVICE Phone 4507 Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. with Delivery to 7 p.m. WOODS DRUG STORE ^^\ West Main St. Parts and Supplies for All Cars, Trucks gand Tractors WHOLESALE Hays Store Phone 2001 We Deliver High Quality Low Prices Wayne Feeds Layer Mash Layer Pellets Egg Pellets Chick Starter Grower Mash Scratch Feed' Sngarinu 16% Dairy. Wayne 16% Dairy.. 32% Dairy Feed ... Calf Starter Pellets Pig A Sow Meal Pij & Sow Pellets 35% Hog Balancer 40% Hog Sup'lmnt Pork Maker Horse Feed Rabbit Pellets Do; Food WR Shorts Polished Chops ... 100 Ib. 100 Ib. 100 Ib. 100 Ib. 100 Ib. 100 Ib. 100 Ita 100 Ibs. 100 Ib. 100 Ib. 100 Ib. 100 Ib. 100 Ib. 100 Ib. 100 Ib. 10* Ib. 1D« Ibl. 100 Ibs. 100 Ibs. .100 Itn. RTH ABIDES by GEORGE R. STEWART THB STORYl Ifth and Bm are •nrvlvom of a tcrrllile vlrn» plfiKiie thnt all but wiped OBI hn- mnnltj. They nre lo *ly, nnd live In tlie vacant bnlldlnen of flnn Franelfico. At the end of flielr flrat TC«r tocetker • bntir la born. • * » XV T'OWAHD the end of summer the -*- second baby was born. They called her Mary, j"st as they had decided finally to call the first one John, so that the old names would not vanish from the earth. In those first years though Ish ind Em stayed contentedly close at home, they now and then had Visits from wanderers who had leen the sr.-oke on San Lupo Drive and headed for it, sometimes in cars, more often on foot. These people, with one exception, seemed to be suffering from shock. The exception was Ezra. Ish always remembered how Ezra came strolling along the street that hot September day, his face florid, his half-bald head even redder, his jaw narrow and pinched, suddenly when he saw Ish and stopped and smiled, **Hi-ya, boy!" he had said, and though the words were American, still behind them, somewhere was the ghost of a North-of-England accent. He stayed until alter the first rains. He was always pleasant Ish and Em would have urged him to stay permanently, but they feared the triangle-situation, even when the outsider was as easy- k going as Ezra. So one day when ' he seemed restless they sent him off, telling him jokingly to find himself a pretty girl and then come back and join them. So, when the;- went to the flat rock and cut uic numeral 2, Ezra fc>as still in their minds, though he was gone and they did not expect to see him again. To his memory they called it the Year of Ezra. • • • |?yEAR 4 was the Year of the •*• Coming. . . . One day in early iprins, about noon, Princess leaped up barking wildly and dashed for the street, and then .they heard a car-horn tooting. Ezra had been gone for more than a year, and they had stopped thinking about him. But there he was in a jalopy- looking car, overflowing with people and household goods. Besides Ezra, there crawled out of the car a woman of about 35, a younger woman, a frightened- looking half-grown girl, and a little boy. Ezra introduced the older woman as Molly, and the younger as Jean, and aftor each name he added calmly and without embarrassment, "My wife." Ish suffered only mild shock at the fact of bigamy. He had been through a great many experiences already, and he reacted quickly, to realize that plurality of wives had been an accepted part of many great civilizations in the past and might well be again in the future. It was certainly a practical situation when there were two women available and only one man, especially when the man was like Ezra, able to live comfortably with people under all sorts of conditions. The little boy was Ralph, Molly's son. He had been born only a few weeks before the Great Disaster, and had presumably either inherited immunity or absorbed it through his mother's milk. This was the. only case, as far as they knew, of two members of the same family surviving. The half-grown girl they called Evie, but nobody really knew her right name. Ezra had found her living in squalor and solitude. She must have been 5 or 6 years old at the lime of the Great Disaster. They located George and Maurine, whom Ezra had found on one of his wanderings. George was a big shambling fellow, gray around the temples, good-natured, uncertain In speech but deft In his trade, which was carpentry. Maurine wa« hl« fernale counterpart, except that she was some 10. years ' younger, around 40 probably. She loved housekeeping as George loved carpentry. Toward the end of this year Em bore her second son, whom they named Roger. At the beginning of Year 9 a decent-looking oldish man came up to George's house. He was one of those wanderers who still occasionally passed through. He stayed only over one night, and then went off again, in the aimless way of those shocked ones. * • * TJE had scarcely gone, it seemed, •^ before there were sore throats and running noses and aching heads and swollen eyes, and The Tribe was suddenly in all the throes of an epidemic. Throughout' the preceding years the general health had been so unbelievably good. Ezra and somft of the others had suffered with bad teeth; George, who was the t oldest, had complained of various aching joints which he described under the old-fashioned term "rheumatism." But the common cold seemed to have vanished and only two diseases remained active. One struck each of the children sooner or later, and doubtless it was measles. The other began with a violent sore throat, but yielded quickly to sulfa pills. As long as there were sulfa pills in . any drug store and they kept potent in spite of age, Ish saw no need to find out experimentally just how this sore throat would- develop, if left untreated. 1 To Ish, Ihe explanation was I plain. Since so large a proportion of the people had died, the chain of most infections had been I broken, and many individual dis- I eases had, you might say, "died" when their particular kinds of bacteria became extinct. Of course there would still be the diseases which might spring from the mere deterioration of the human body, such as George's "rheumatism," nnd there might also be animal- borne Infections, like tularemia and , tick fever. Her? and there, individual survivors carried some disease in chronic form. The old man, everyone remembered too late, hod blown his nose occasionally. Doubtless he had given them the "common cold, 1 * (To Be Continued) Television — Tonite, Tomorrow WMCT, Memphis, Channel 5 TUESDAY NIGHT, APRIL 7 6:00 6:15 6:30 6:45 7:00 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 10:40 10:45 11:45 12:15 12:20 Evening Serenade News, . Dinah Shore News Caravan Milton Berle Fireside Theatre Circle Theatre Two for the Money Boston Blackie Mr. & Mrs. North News Weather Jackie Gleason Red Button Show News Sign Off OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williami IH*TE TODRXO THATOLP THEY CCWf MON6X BUT THEY ARE NICE AMP EASY TO KEEP TH' LAWN e*&EHi ALL WI£'P HAVE TO CO WITH A OWOOOHM/ HE'S FALLIW.' rMLOSW7THE.Y PUSH A BOTTOM AN 1 1 PUSH A LAWM MOWER- AM 1 THEV PUSH AKf PUSH AN' IT 6ROW& AM THE LOSING ENP Benefit by Reading and Using Courier News Classified Ads FRICKLIS AND HIS FRIENDS JRALPHWNOELLA/ JUST HAD TO FIND OUT FOR MYSELF THW NO HARM HAD COME "R> TOO / O tl \ O COLD WHIPS BLOW FECM THE NIGHT SlPE OF MEeCUPY ON THE MY TO THE 6PAC5 SHIP. , f IF WELKIN THINKS HE'S OUT OF THE I'VE WILL 60TA FEW CARP* LEFT: PEADV FOR BARNES! 6ET A BWIK REAP/ . I'LL HELP HIM ABOARD. /NOT ( BUT IT SEEMS IS THIS THE TYPE OF WAND YOU HAD IN MIND? I'M WAITING FOR A FAIRY TO WAVE HER MAGIC WAND AND POOFJ..-.IT WILL BE ALL DONE: PRISCILLA! WHY AREN'T YOU -SWEEPING THE WALK1 WEDNESDAY. APRIL 8 Morning Meditation Today News Today News Today News Today News Ding Dong School TV Shopper Ask Washington Strike It Rich Storyland Love of Life Search for Tomorrow Beth Marsh News Farm News Garry Moore Guiding Light Betty Furness Homemakers Program Big Payoff Welcome Travelers Kate Smith Hawkins Falls Gabby Hayes Howdy Doody Berl Olswnnger Sports Weather Short, Story Hartoons Evening Serenade News Those Two News Caravan I Married Joan Your TV Theatre TV Theatre Boxing Washington Spotlight Death Valley Days News Weather Rocky King Racket Squad News Sign Off CAN'T COME TOO KEMBv\5ER,ItLNEEP) SOON RVE MNJTES/AFOK ME. NOW, MY PEAR, IF VOU PON'T MINP, I'LL SLIP WLK MECKLACS OPP... THEPB/ ALL THAT REMAINS IS POK FOLLOWINS THE TKACTnONAL TOAST6 AW OrrTINS OP THE WEPPINJ© CAKE,WAITZER« WHCZL ACROSS THE PLOOK... HE'S A HMF UMLE RHEPtD OF ^MP OWLV A, HMF WIL& FROWTHEDW*! BESIDES, YOU'D WEVEK STOP THM 6UB WITH THIS LIGHT CMJOEl (MASH'S E^R5 RIMS WITH HIS OWM FRWOTIC SCEE(\M5_ BUT OUTSIDE, THE SILENCE Of- THE RWER IS UUBROKEW. IT DRIFT TOO F&6T. WE NO CNTCH BEFORE IT HIT THE DdMi I THIUK1 SURELY THERE I'M RAPIDLY \ MUST BE / AHH/ FREEZING ) SOMEONEl ft, LIGHT/ GADFRY.THIS ) SOLID) J AROUND 15 AWFUL/ ^ ^.rf' SOMEWHERE. ( PLEASE BE :£KTAIN I AM IN THE •fVATCHIN' TH' SAME THROUGH ft KNOT HOLE YA OUSHTA HAVE A J00 LIKE MINE... I C'N S6E TH' SAME AN' SET PAIP AT UNFORTUNATE LT MY FINANCIAL CONPITION LEAVES ME NO CHO1CE.GUVNOR.' Spring or Elastic Abdominal Belts VOAOtO TftV«\K),fl VWV\ VvOMt WORW. \ SHOWS SXftV ttii R 0V XO' fttt' W> MOWJ. 6CB ftWXST TV Service -Center Trained Technicltn for radl« •nrt television repair, Industrial electronics, anil hasio radio en-

Get full access with a Free Trial

Start Free Trial

What members have found on this page