The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 23, 1953 · Page 19
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THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 199* BLltJliTILtl (AM.) COURIER KSWB PAGE NINETEEN OUR BOARDING HOUSE — with Major Hoopla EGAD, MARTHA,' THESE CW6RAUS ARE AS SrtOG AS A BANDAGE/— MY WORD/ eoRSLY THSYNE SHRUMK. t HAMSM'T EXPANDED THOT MUCH.' - rtBLL, IP YOUR HEART'S _ 56T 0M IT, I'LL APPLY FOR -THAT SEWER ^ A CORSET MI6HT HOLD |N 60ME OP 1HAT tARD J AND HELP (.AMD THE JOS/— OWI I'LL. TBOT ALOWS SO YOU VtoM'T VJlNlD OP 6TL>MgLINS AROUMD RIGHT FIELD IN A KID BALL THE DEATH MftRCH PLPiY= ,-25 «JS?5 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 Phone 2860 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 SEED FOR SALE D * PL Blue Tag, Arkansas State Certified, 80% Germination Cotton Seed at LOW Prices. 1 to 5 Tons Per Ton $135 5 to 10 Tons Per Ton $130 10 Tons or More Per Ton $125 Lowrance Bros. & Co. Inc. \ Driver, Ark. Phone 2613 Wilson •89k. FUEL OIL G. 0. POETZ OIL CO. "/ Sell That Stuff 9 Phone 2089 Office & Bulk Plant - Promised Land FRECKLES AND HIS FRIENDS 'How many of you girls are in favor of walking right into th« Kr«mlin and telling Malenkov a few things?" P- rompi 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 §"§' S WHOLESALE Hays Store Phone ZQ01 fit BellTtr High Quality Low Prices Wayne Feeds Layer Mash Layer Pellets Eft PelleU Chick Stirter Grower Mash Scratch Feed SBgwlne 16% Dairj. Wayne 16% Dairy 32% Dairy Feed Calf Starter Pellet: Pig A Sow Menl Pig & Sow Pellets 35% Ho; Balancer 40% Hog Sup'lmnt Pork Maker . . Horse Feed Rabbit PelleU Dos 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. 100 Ib. lOfl Ib. IN Ib. 100 Ibs. 100 Ibi. 100 Ibs. 100 Ibi. 4.8> 4.99 5.39 5.69 5.49 4.39 3.G9 4.49 5.39 5.7» .539 5.48 5.99 6.39 4.19 4.3t 5.99 899 3.69 4.19 RTH ABIDES by GEORGE R.STEWART nrifl" M pHIW • XXIX *TiHEY were agreed, first of all, A that The Tribe had the right to protect itself and must do so. They would look for no more precedent than the primary one of self-defense, which could be applied to a community, as weft as to a person. Granted the right, however, and the necessity, what could be the means? Mere warning, "Do this or else!" they all agreed would probably be useless and would certainly offer no sure^ protection. Once the thing was done, the punishment which they could mete out to Charlie would be mere social vengeance, and no avail against the spread of the diseases. They had no means of actually imprisoning Charlie, and the weight of all that responsibility, if they should improvise a jail of bars and locks, would be top much for a small community to enforce indefinitely. The obvious thing was banishment. They could merely take him away from the community and tel! him to go on. He could manage to live well enough. If he returned, the penalty would be death. Death—they stirred uneasily even at the mention of it! NQW it had been a long time since there had been either war.or execution. "But what about it?" Em seemed to voice all their fears. "What if he sneaks back somewhere? After J. all, there are only a few o£ us older people, and he makes friends easily with the yqunger ones. What it he makes friends with some of the boys and they protect him? And he could make friends with some of the girls, too, not neces- s^'ily Evic." "We might take him n long way down the road," said Ezra. "We could take him in the jeep and drop him oft maybe a hundred miles nway." And then after a pause, he corrected his own judgment. "Yes, but still, he could Ret back easy . , . well, I was just • IWwa lao&o* Hem. IK. DftlribntW fcj HEA StnlH, IK. thinking, what would keep him from hanging round with a rifle and bushwhacking one of us. Oh, maybe the boys could run him down with the dogs afterwards, but one of us would be good and dead anyway! I don't want to spend the rest of my life being afraid of every clump of bushes." "You can't punish a man for something he ain't done yet," said George stolidly. "Why not!" said Em sharply. "Why .. . you can't... of course, you can't," George was laboriously stating the case. "He's got to do something, and .then there's , . . a joo-rie. It says so ... the law." "What law?" 'PHERE was » pause, and then the talk shifted away, as if no one quite had the. courage to follow Em. Ish, feeling that he must be fair, brought up another matter. "Oi course we don't know he really has any diseases at all. We've no doctor to find out. Maybe he had something a long time ago. Maybe he's just boasting. Some men would!" "That's just it!" said Ezra. "Not having a doctor, we don't know. Do we want to take a chance? If this thing ever gets started. . . . Besides, I think the guy Is sick. He moves slow, like something was wearing on him." "They say sulfa pills work," said Ish, trying still to be fair, to suppress that deep feeling of triumph. But Em was speaking: "I asked 'What law?'" she said. 'There are the laws in the old law books still, I guess. They don't mean much to us, now that things are different. That old law, like George said—it waited till somebody did something, and then it punished. But the thing was done. Can we lake that responsibility now? There are all the chilren." Suddenly there seemed nothing lore to say. They all sat silent, ich one considering possibilities, "Should we take a vote?" asked Ish. "What on?" said George. Again there was a pause. "We can run him out," said Ezra, "or ... the other. We can't imprison him, and " what else is there?" Then Em faced the issue squarely. "We can vote Banishment, or we can vote Death." There was plenty of paper In the living room desk. The children enjoyed drawing pictures on it After a little hunting around, Em located four pencils. Ish tore a sheet of paper into four small ba.1- lots, kept one himself, and gave one to each of the others. With four people to vote, there might, of course be a tie. Ish look his own slip of paper, and wrote a big B on it, and then paused. He knew within the deeper reaches ol his thought, that Charlie's banishment would, in all likelihood, not solve the situation. Charlie would be back; he was a strong and dangerous man. He wrote the other word. • • • T-TE stopped again. No, he was ; torn two ways, but he could not quite scratch it. If Charlie should kill someone, that might make it easier to inflict the final penalty, and yet that was only the old conventional way ol thinking. The eye for the eye, and the tooth for the tooth! To execute the murderer never brought back the murdered, and was only vengeance. To be effective, punishment should not be relribulion so much as a prevention. He suddenly came to the realization that he was sitting there silent, staring at the paper, while the other three were watting for him. After all, his was only one vole; the others could out-vote him, and so he could have his conscience to himself and still Charlie would only be banished. "Give me your slips," he said. They passed them in, and he laid them face up before him on the desk. Four limes he looked, and he read: "Death . . . death . . . death ... death." (To Be Continued) Television— Tonite, Tomorrow WMCT, Memphis, Channel 5 THURSDAY NIGHT, APRIL 23 6:00 Evening Serenade 6:15 News Reporter 6:30 Dinah Shore 6:45 News Caravan 7:00 Oroijcho Marx 7:30 Unexpected 8:00 Dragnet 8:30 Theatre 9:00 Martin Kane 9:30 A-.chur Godfrey 10:00 My Little Margis 10:30 News 10:40 Weather 10:45 Alan Young 11:15 Club Embassy 11:30 Quick As A Plash 12:00 News 12:05 Sign Off FRIDAY, APRIL 24 8:45 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 Morning Meditation 12:00 News 12:15 Farm News 12:30 Garry Moore 1:00 Guiding Light 1:15 Homemakers Program 2:00 Big Payoff 2:30 Welcome Travelers 3:00 Kate Smith 4:00 Hawkins Palls 4:15 Gabby Hayes 4:30 Howdy Doody 5:00 Berl Olsu, anger 5:20 Sports 5:25 Weather 5:30 Short Story 5:45 Hartoons 6:00 Evening Serenade 6:15 News Beporter 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 10:00 The Doctor 10:30 News 10:40 American Inventory 11:10 Weather 11:15 Names the Same 11:45 News 11:55 Sign Off MINNOWS from Ozark Fish Hatcher; Also Roaches & Worms 24 Hour Service LUTES' S. Highway 61 PAINTING may cost you less If you talk It over with us. Phone 4551, E. C. Robinson LUMBER CO. FOR SALE Corrugated Metal Culvert Pipe Automatic Flood Gates Concrete Culvert Tilt • Septic Tank! WEBB CULVERT TILE CO. Ark-Mo St. Line Ph. S414 TRUSSES Spring or Elastic Abdominal Belts Kirby Drug Stores OUT OUR WAY WELCOME BACK TO me CRUMPBT HUf, STOMP- BOIAS/ NCT&THB CONVENIENT BOWL OF NICKELS , . BY THE MANAGEMENT/ SEE THESE TWO LETTERS* TH' FAT BULKY ONE I* MING FULL OP MUSH AW NONSENSE TO A OAL-... TH 1 LITTLE THIN ONE » TH' COOKS* TO HIS SONS AM' WILL PEO8W (AAK.E HIM ANOTHER TEN THOUSAN' RICHER.' WELL, POT 'EM OUT OF UP ABOUT IT" I DON'T WANT 'EM MY, GOOD TIME IN TOWN TONI6HT. BVEWIN6 DAMC1NS AT IW ARISE AND 5 FELLOW CATS' Benefit by Reading and Using Courier News Classified Ads COMET PARTICLES APE SO SMALL THEM t FROM THE NUCLEI/S. WlTHW AN HOTE.CHEIS IS •JAFELY PULLED ABOARD THE SHIP IT'* NO COMET ... /T'S WlL,r ruENEPTOLETTXE I^MMECF AMP 6CTA /ME TAIL HOVV'P yOI> DO IT, CHKIZ... WITH ROMAN UH-UH-WITH LITTLE PECKS OF PU'JT. HAVE PUT A BLADE IN IT K YOU DON'T MIND THAT I USED YOUR RAZOR, DO YOU, POP? YOU SHOULD HAVE ASKED ME FIRST, SON (IF I SAY SO MYSELR THAT LOOKS A LOT BETTER! NOW WHERE PDES ONE 5E6IN LOOKING FOR />. WvftN WHO IS AMU&EP EXPLOPIN6 CI6A.KETS? PROBABLY A6 &OOP A PLACE TO START AS ANY/ toe REVEALS THB DESTINATION OF THE CHARLES HOTEL FASSEN- illT'ERES WHERE ^/ ADDRESS Wlsm SEED VE5...SHES NOT LISTED. WJP I CfcM'T R.ECM.L DIP VOU \ WHERE TO REP.CH AUV LOOKIklTH' \0'HER RELKTWES— TELEPHONE WMTl MMBE T«ERES DIRECTORY, / ONE Wfrtfl UD? THE BUILDIMS WHERE SHE SHW3.60 C- FLW WITH P&.W HP.5 BEEN) TORU DOWN 1 . MOD I DUMMO ANVOWE TO (SSK WHERE SHE'S MOVED! _\ GUV'WO(?,.,BUT IT AIW'T I HEARD HIS MAJESTY ACTED SORTA STRANGE. 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