The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 17, 1953 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 17, 1953
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VLtmTlLLB (AMCJ OUR BOARDING HOUSE — with Major Hooplt YOU CAri'T LOSt MUCH MAJOR .' YOUR IROrJ CHUM AI*T V£RV 6OOD COMPAMV AREN'T VJfc 6£INS FK6SM AlC? GOT 60METMING, MAJOR, ANlDI M6Ad MORE BA&SY KN1E66.'-— LET \\E TAKE THIS tll-l ZOMBIE OOT FOR SOME FRESH AIR AM IDEA 3OST MIT V\B AMD I DOW MArtT n TO 6UR6 •jtXI AREN'T COMl>J6 DOWM wrrM TEACH HIM TO PLftV CHECKERS 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. Blytheville Delinting Corp. So. Highway 61 Phont 2860 COTTON SEED FOR SALE D & PL Blue Ta.u, Arkansas Slate Certified, 80% Germination Cotton Seed at LOW Prices. ] to 5 Tons Per Ton $135 5 to J 0 Tons Per Ton $130 10 Tons or More Per Ton $125 Lowrance Bros. & Co. Inc. Driver, Ark. Phone 2613 Wilson FUEL OIL G. 0. POETZ OIL CO. "/ Sell That Stuff" Phone 2089 Office & Bulk Plant- Promised Land FACE &£ V Eiri KEJI OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williami "Come on, Wilbur, «kip your fiddle lesson! Wt'll tell your dad a pitcher like you can make $50,000 in the big leaeues!" P> romul DELIVERY SERVICE Phone 4507 Hours: 8 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 "sss W II o L f: S A L K JI6 North Broadwa; Phone 4511 and 4512 Hays Store Phone 2001 We Delirer High Quality Low Prices Wayne Feeds Layer Mash 100 Ib. 4.8» Lajer Pellets ...... 100 Ib. 4.M ECS Pellet. IN Ib, 5.39 Chick Starter 10« Ib. 5.69 Grower Mash 100 Ib. 5.49 Scratch Feed lOfl tb. 4.3S Stigarine 16% Dairy. 100 Ibs .1.68 Wayne 16% DairT 100 Ibs. 4.49 32% Dairj Feed . 100 Ib. 5.39 Calf Starter Pellet* 100 Ib 5.75 Plf A Sow Meal 100 Ib. .539 Fig A Sow Pelletl 100 Ib S.48 35?, Hoi Balancer 1M Ib 40% Hot Sup'lmnt 1M Ib Pork Maker Horso Feed Rabbit Pellet! . Dog Food .... WR Shorts Polished Chops 10* Ib. 1M Ib. .1M Ibs. ; 104 Iba. ! 100 Ibs. I .1M Ibt. '. Rf H ABIDES by GEORGE R.STEWART oprrl 9 J;» >«« fcr «wr« t. Ir^art. U»J t, t^.,—.... *« li pvbfi»K»n, ****** HMH. IK. KitrittttJ ^ NCA W.k«, IM. XXIV ifEIR little community had lost tradition. Part of it had been lost because no survivor could preserve and transmit all of it. Part had been lost because for so long a time there had been no big children to pass on the tradition to the best-looking girl of 'them all. But Ish was sure that none of the boys had even seriously considered her, The prohibition was stronger than law. Such a one you could only call taboo. Again, there was all the allied matter of fidelity. Always fearing small ones. The oldest of the '. lhe disruption of quarrels arising generation ,. had been from Jealousy, the older men had younger taught games by their parents, not by older comrades. The community should therefore be plastic to an unprecedented degree. To be sure, he recollected wryly, he had not found the children particularly plastic as regards learning to read! Yet that might be only that a stronger force — the whole environment — was already working against his efforts. ' But take again this matter of superstition. There was no one in The Tribe who was creatively re- 'ligious. Perhaps there was some kind of vacuum in the childish mind, and it had to be filled up with supernatural beliefs. Perhaps all this represented some kind of subconscious straining toward an explanation of -itself. Actually, no the basis of life matter . what he said, it might easily be twisted and made into some kind, of religion. Again, as years before, he revolted tfrom the idea, for he treasured the •honesty of his own skepticism. . "It'3 better," ht thought In i words, remembering some bit of ^ireading, "to have no opinion of ^'God at all than to have one that !is unworthy of Him." ! He started, almost guiltily Yei, :already there were beliefs in The : Tribe which approached the intensity of taboo, and he himself •was Inadvertently their chief author. There was the matter of Evlc, , for instance. He and Em and Ezrt had talked it over lonu ago. So they had marie her, at least for the hoys, a kind of untouchable. Evie, wilh her blond hair and star not so much taught marital fidelity as assumed it Young people had been married at the earliest possible moment. Ezra's bigamy, having always been present, was not questioned. There was another one too, of course — but this brought him back to where he had started. He got out of the chair and went to the mantelpiece. The hammer .was there, as he himself had replaced it. He had not asked any child to take it back, not even Joey. • • * V"ET in the end, though he half feared the test, Ish could not resist an experiment Perhaps the incident of the hammer had really meant nothing. He was curious. He picked the time carefully — late one morning, when it was only a few minutes before dismissal. He was preparing himself a retreat, if things got too embarrassing. There was no difficulty, since he was the teacher, in bringing a discussion around to the point where he could put the question casually enough. "How was it, do you think, that all these things . he gestured widely will) his hands, "how was it that the world happened to be made?" The answer came quickly, Weston was the spokesman, although apparently any of the children could have answered: 'Why, th* Americans made everything." Ish caught his breath. Yet, Immediately, nc saw how the Idea hrjd arisen, After all. If a r-hflrl 'tied blua eyes, wai perhap* the asked who'made the houses or the streets or the canned goods, any of the older ones would have said naturally that the Americans did. He followed up with another question: "And the Americans — what about them?" "Oh, the American! were the old people." This time Ish found it a little harder to adjust quickly. In "the old people" he sensed not merely a reference to time, but also something close to superstition. "The old people"—that had once meant fairies, people of the other-world. That might be its meaning now again. Here was something he should work to aounteract "I was . . ." He began simply. Then he paused and corrected limself. "1 am an American." When he spoke, though they were the simplest of words, he lad . a curious feeling of pride come over him. as if flags were lying and bands playing. It had jeen a great thing, in those Old Times, to be an American. Vet now he had hesitated to speak in he present tense. In the silence of his pause he saw the children looking at him, and then suddenly he sensed that lis explanation had missed flre. • * • WHEN he had said, "I am an " American," they had nodded inwardly, Interpreting, "Yes, naturally, you are an American. You have many strange knowledge) which we simple one« do not have. You leach u« reading and writing. You tell tales about the world being round. You talk about numbers. You carry the hammer. You are one of the Old People. Yes, naturally you are an American!" As he looked about, almost wildly at thit new thought, the silence wat deep, and he saw Joey smiling at him. It was a knowing smile, as if Joey were saying, "Wt two have something in common. I am like one of the Old People wh« has been left over. 1 can read; I understand those things. Without being hurt. I carry the hammer. 1 * Ish was glad that he had had the foresight to ask his question Just factor*, noon. There wai nothing he could muster now, either for question or reply. (T« Be Continued) Television— Tom're, Tomorrow WMCT, Memphis. Channel 5 FRIDAY NIGHT, APRIL 17 6:00 Evening Serenade 6:15 News Reporter 6:30 Those Two 6:45 News Caravan 7:00 Dennis Day 7:30 Life of Rlley 8:00 Big Story 8:30 Hopalong Cassidy 9:00 Cavalcade of Sports 9:45 Greatest Fights of Century 10:00 The Doctor 10:30 News 10:40 American Inventory 11:10 Weatherman 11:15 Names the Same 11:45 News 11:55 Sign Off SATURDAY, APRIL U 8:30 News 8:40 Morning Meditation 8:45 World's Greatest Stories 9:15 Tops 9:30 Rootle Kazootie 10:00 Pride of the Southland 10:3Q To Be Announced 11:00 Big Top 12:00 Cowboy O- Man 12:30 Super Circus 1:30 Quiz 'Em On The Air 2:00 Big Picture 2:30 CBC Band 3:00 Mr. Wizzard 3:30 A Date With Judy 4:00 Aldrich Family 4:30 You Are There 5:00 This Is Your Life 6:30 Strike It Rich 6:00 Juniper Junction 6:30 My Hero 7:00 All Star Revue 8:00 Show of Shows 9:30 Abbott & Costcllo 10:00 News 10:10 Weather 10:15 Sightseeing With Swayzees 10:30 Wrestling 1):30 City Hospital 12:00 News 12:05 Sign Off IT'S IN Ttf LAPIES YOU SEE HOW FAST THIMC-.S ARE MOVTKJ' TH6S6 pWS"A FEW YEARS A£O BE HOLPIW THEIR AW' DIRT. GEARS AW PANDER, AND SEE UOTHIW7 THE OUICK LEAEMgCS ',."„":!„" Benefit by Reading and Using Courier News Classified Ads FRECKLES AND HIS FRIENDS WELL, WELL/ THE" . CRUMPET HUt CROWD ' WELCOME/ ' USIN& UK PKTOL K>R PROPULSION THEOW6H 2 Attentionjarmers! Planning to fertilize before planting? Have your ammonia applied with modern John Blu equipment. CALL 3837 G. Wheeler Cusom Fertilizing Co. former); Smith It Brofdon TERMINIX ISlk r.or Scientific methods stop termites ^ssss^ BKUC«? C °- Ph. FOR SALE Corrugated MeUI Culvert Pipe Automatic Flood Gates Concrete Culvert Til* Septic Tanki WEBB CULVERT TILE CO. Ark-Mo St. Line Ph. Mil TRUSSES Spring or Elastic ' Abdominal Btlu Kirby Drug Stores \ MEAN IT, PR1SCILLA! THAT DOG HAS TO GO FIRST THING IN THE ^—t MORNING! i WHY DO YOU ALWAYS SAY THING /A/ THE MORNING - THAT GIVES ME ALL NIGHT TO CHANGE MY MINPJ . . GEE, I'M GLAD WE _^ ^MARRIED 600P.' THEN THE HASN'T THIS SI6NS BEEN V.HAP A CHANCE ON THE POOR EVER \ TO CLEAN UP SINCE HE CHECKER ) IN THERE IN YE4TEREAV WHY PO YOU \ PROBABLY WANTEP SUPPOSE He I LOTS OF TIME TO CHSCKEP IN S. FAMILIARIZE YfSTERIW?) HIMSELF WITH THE LAYOUT. LIPSTICK )-> TWO TO ONE ON THE/PROM THE BLONPE GLASS (THW FULLEPTHE IN HERE.) PAMCE PLOOK FAINT. PKOBABLV CHANGE? CLOTHES IN HERE. WOrHEE BURST FROM > MEILSOW 1 ^ GUN 15 HIGH, THE DYWA- MIT6 STICK MMSKtV HEWE. IT FELL SHORT BUT TtV COMCUSStOH HIM OUT FOR A LCNS COUNT! 66 LARGE IN MIRTH, ANON WEIL DRINK ...THERE'S, BLOOD/'TIS UPON) THY V THEN. FACE! UTAVt 8 ?? oruTooNW. HI \-bti' bust \ l"w?t .easv vyt vc m. cM»"W«vco -r/ f GPRftGt ••"'(WO \ L- -~, ft MY WO WS&WD ft WE.W. [vWtmOWY Wf. ,Vf NFS WfttMfcfs Sfl ' ' r\' CftSS , v woRwnvV, WOUY.O

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