The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 11, 1955 · Page 15
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, KQVEMBER 11, BLYTHBYTLLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS PAGE FIFTEEH )UR BOARDING HOUSE — with Major HeopU By J. R. Williomi OUT OUR WAY WHV, I'M LIABLE TowEeckTH'joe OJTHISTHIWG.' EVERVTHIN6 IS LOOSE, WORN OUT-' LOOK AT TH' WOBBLE'M EVEBV WOBKIN PART. A BOX FULL OF TIM WED6ESAW' STUFF TO KEEP THIS MACHINE RUNNIN'AN'HE TAKES IT WITH HIM WHEW HE'S OFF TO KEEP SOMEBODY ELSE (SETTIKJ 1 HIS> JOB- MACHINE LIKE THIS WOULD GET SOME FRUIT AW FLOWERS OVER. TO TH' HOSPITAL; AUVTHIM& TO6ETDAM OVER. HI& OPERATION QUICK.' WAV, ME. DELISKTeD IF ou-o JOIN oue SAY, CAPS- FP?E6 <5(?OJP AT H0OT.& THEATER—AK)D AT LEAST iWfi HACIENDA DOES OFFER 1 TH&' gALfvW ATM05PH.6.C6 OP A. $IDE=HOW/—I'LL /UOVS TO <f YOU 5PUM TH& J ABBOT <J ME OM A > VOOKLD TOUR /—THAT'S ) .(SOT WIZ- AND I'LL MI4 You WOLF/ ) Bur YOU GOTTA ADMIT ITfe NOT . A BAP IPEA,' / "Hov« are we ever going to get out for dates? Pop says he doesn't understand why we can't watch the movies on TV!" OFFICE ---YOU SAY THERE'S NO SUCH THINS AS A' KIJSIM6 TELBSRAM'? 6VENIN6 .' 1 HAVE KI55|N<3 TELE&EAM' "It isn't polite to point! WOULD IT HcLP IF! TOLD VOU y I'M AFUAID WOT.WUS WHAT I LEAeWEO ABOUT ASNES) WME.VOU SEE.PAT FINCH WHEW i nesr CAME TO V DECIDED TO PLEAD AWD'F 1 CAW 3E A 6GSEZ WOED "r-S SAD THAT IF VOU COULD SHOW CAUSE TO DOUBT THe TEUTM AWD VEEACITVOFTHE OPPOSITION'S WITNESS- •mil's MEALUMBS.B03EZTS BIGHT, OSCWDZOPPEDW BEIWM.AND ./THESTOEE.Uf?. BOT.UA.TaO WE VOU .WEBE HAM> LNG HEK THE LADV IN DISTRESS? Kuntsville. Tex., which is only two f Read Courier News Classified Ads. blocks and 19 feet in length. Shortest Highway highway in the United States is Perhaps the shortest designated Texas slate highway 219, near Special BEER Prices Day of the Outlaw By Let Wells 1955, by Let Wells. Distributed by NEA Service, Inc. THE STORY i D«n Mur<»ok, tftrcmni *t the Star ranch, ride* to Bitter. Wyo., wllh hl» bo". lh"oBKh they fc«T« IOHB h*e» elo*« friend*. Blfllfte'B ambition TO eon- twit the TMlleT In drnwiBic them «T'«rt. It* trtth • pret OHM ollide II "DAN MURDOCK," she accused m a throaty voice, "do you always run into people?" "Looks that way, Vivian." He smiled and tooh oft his hat. Asain he felt the impact of Vivian McLear. a strange quality like a powerful magnet, something other men had felt, too. She was not tall, really, but she gave the impression, an effect of the slender, well - developed body that even the coarse, shapeless coat could not conceal. Her face was delicate, the cheeks long and planed, the short nose pert, the lips small but perfectly formed, the upper protruding slightly over the lower. "In town for long, Dan?" She bent to brush the snow from her coat and her laugh was clear in the winter air. "Until tomorrow, maybe." "It's good to see you. You're always in and out, Dan." "Maybe after spring roundup nl loaf a week." ' "Spring." She said tt as though she thoughtfully measured the spread of time. Then she smiled. "Good day, Dan." Dan watched her go. He suddenly felt the impact of unseen eyes and his head lilted, startled George Gorton stood in the door of the smithy. He filled the dark recess, his big bullet head thrtis forward on his thick neck, solid arms akimbo, powerful hands or his hips. Broad shoulders and deep chest pvTV'* at the cloth Df his soiled shirt, ^e scov/'ed at Dan, low forehead deeply creased, and his short, black hair bristled upward like a stiff, wire 'hrush. His eyes cut away from Dan and followed Vivian. He's in love with her, Dan thought. He had never before given the bear of a man credit for finer human emotions. Not that Dan blamed Gorton, for she was a striking, alluring woman. Dan honestly admitted that he might himsell have taken a greater interest had it not been for Paula. No one knew where Vivian had come from, although there were rumors and whispers among the women, for gossip played a major role in the narrow life of the valley. • • * AT this moment, several miles to the south,, nine riders pushed doggedly toward Bitter. They rode as a group, bunched, held not only by the narrow channel of the road through the world of deep snow, but also by a common eflort and something of a common fear. This fear hod steadily lessened, easing off in direct ratio to the miles they put between themselves and the Colorado border. A giant of a man rode at the head of the loose cavalcade. Despite his size, his movements were quick and sure. Like the rest, a gun rode at his hip. clear of the mackinaw His mount carried four thick pouches, two before and two behind the saddle. Now and then one of his companions would glance at the pouches and his eyes would light in swift pleasure, or he would lick his lips in anticipation. One of the horsemen spoke and Jack Bruhn slightly turned his heart, catching Tex Darrow's long and searching look. Bruhn str.il"htened. his eyes casting far »>.cad, [ace impassive. But, he FALSTAFF and GRIESEDIECK BROS. $025 24 btls. v Phillip Appleboum Liquor Store 110 S. Fifth Ph. 3-9641 Just one luckr shot »nd » man's cards run out, his string break:. bandit guns as they whipped through the town like a raging tornado and then out into the snow-swept range. Up to that moment Gene might have cleared himself of the false murder charges back home. But now he could never remove the outlaw stain. Bitter, angered, feeling he might as well truly wear the owlhoot brand since it had already been slapped on him. thought coldly, it's coming. !t was in the cards before we hit that bank and now, with $50,000 in the pouches, Tex will bring it to a head. He wondered, without emotion, how he would handle it. He had ilo doubt that hi; would. Tex, maybe one or two others would die, but Jack Bruhn would still ramrod this outfit when the gunsmoke cleared away. But Bnihn n""er rr"«ed .jridg.-; until he reached the river. Right now he cast ahead for a place where they could hole up. The men rode with more ease now that the immediate pressure of pursuit was well behind them. He glanced back toward Shorty Ratner. Shorty rode slouched in the saddle twisted to favor the side that had taken the bullet. Just one lucky shot, Bruhn thought heavily, and a man's cards run out. his string breaks. None of them thought the wound too bad at first, but now Bruhn knew it was serious. TEX had hinted that the wounded man was a threat to their escape. Bruhn had vetoed the idea of leaving Shorty, and he knew that he played into Darrow's hands by doing it. The way Tex argued made sense, but Bruhn could simply not force himself to give the final orders that would leave Shorty to face freezing or a hangnoose. It wasn't "Bruhn's way, never had been. A laugh sounded and Bruhn caught Denver's whiskery grin and saw the answering smile of the young stripling beside him Bruhn faced front again, frowning, thinking of Gene Hialt and wondering if he had been wise in taking on the kid. Gene Iliatl thought much the same thing, only half listening to Denver Gorce's Ions, drawn-out joke hearing the creak of saddle leather, the shuffling whisper of hooves in the snow He rode in a fantasy, and sooner or later he'd wake up and find himself home ngain. He saw again the sharp, aclo etched picture of himself hnldini these very horses while the men robbed the bank He heard the smash of the shot that cnt S'-nrlv. heard tlic roaring reply of the he had o-mw* In with «-'s b»"d. Maybe some youthful idea of adventure had remained when he heard Jack Bruhn and his gang were close at hand and he had ridden to find them. Now he knew them for what they were . . . nothing glamorous here. Bruhn was cold and adamant, a man who demanded obedience, who thought and planned crookedly. Tex Darrow and Juarez Smith were twisted men with no sense of loyalty or decency. Pace Odium would jmile as he put a bullet between your eyes. Vause and Egan were rat-faced men who reminded Gene of slinking coyotes. Shorty Rntner was not much better. Denver Gorce was the best of the lot but the outlaw strain touched him, making his humor subtly macabre, giving his philosophy a sinister twist, his remarks a distorted value. Ttey." Denver said with surprise. Gene hastily looked around. Denver's bearded face was lifted to the sky and he had cuffed back his hat. "Feel that wind?" he demanded. "Warm . . . chinook, sure as tarnation." Gene shrugged. "What of it?" "What of it!" Denver exclaimed, and waved his arm about. "The snow'll melt . mud. Roads without a bottom. We'll have to hole up somewhere." Charley Vause spoke carelessly over his shoulder. "High time, too One thing for it, no lawman can travel, either." Denver chuckled. "Ain't it sol If there was a town around, we could sure lickor up after all this running, How'd you like that, Gene?" Gene forced his smile. "I could rest," he admitted. "Rest? You crazy! With all the money we got to divvy and you want to rest!" (To Be Continued) To Sell — To Buy REAL ESTATE TERRY PO-2-2381 At tent/on: Men of the 461st Wing! Hudson Can Supply Ail Your Clothing Needs: • Uniforms * Pelts 41 Caps • Ties 41 Slacks • Shirts • Cheverons • Jewelry Cleaner - Clothier - Tailor Ulylhovillc, Ark. WE'VE GOT IT! Over 33,000 different- items in stock! HU BBARD H AR DW ARE BDFFORDSHOESHOP g Expert Slioe Repairing. Cleaning Dycinjj GOOD USED SHOES FOR SALE 112 S. 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