The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 10, 1954 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 10, 1954
Page 13
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER, 10, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) 1 COURIER NEWS PAGE THIRTEEN By J. R. Williams OUT OUR WAY TRIMMIM' with Mojor Hooplt OUR BOARDING HOUSE HIM cowe ^" V HERE'S A CANCX-6-I CAN'T STOP WOW.' GRAMPPXS STUCK IN TH' BASEMENT WITH SOMETHIMS ANP.IS YELLING HI5 HEAP OFF FOR A LIGHT, AND ONE OF TH' KIP* WHEW THE POWER W6KIT OFF.' COUNT MY TOES."I'M AFfcAID TO/ MY PORTRAIT OF W£ PRICE V*TH W ReFER£rtC TOMY ACT STIC LIBRARY CAED RPE IT, '-SAY THEf?E'£, WEALTH IM gOXS „.,,, "I shouldn't have hired a good-looking m»n for thlii ob— but I didn't think you'd get engaged to the most efficient girl in the office!" TEN MINUTES LATER— I THIS 'BUNNY" Hop'LINE " 1 ~~" ' " " • ' L THE WAr I FELLOW. MASTER SHOP, LIWY / START BUILDUPS ONE, DAD/ PERHAPS TMATWIIL BREAK. THIS coup WEATHEft SLUMP' _ , What eJ» can tw do besides wag hit *•*?* DOWNTOWN MIDELM.l , FNO T VERY PBOB* N.e.-OOeSNT* WA.VS SEND ME AN EX PENSIVE P«ESeVr*« * PEW* OfTBON6? SOMETHING'S x WONS SCME- WHEeE. I SHOULD K FEELINS SOWY FOK MVSEir--&in I'M MOT/ WHBQ Channel 13 Television — Tonight Tomorrow — WMCT Channel 5, & WMCT Channel 5 Wednesday Night, Nov. 10 6:00 Evening Serenade 6:15 News Reporter 6.30 Eddie Fisher 6:45 News Caravan 7-00 Cisco Kid 7:30 Favorite Story 8:00 TV Theatre * 9:00 This Is Your Life 0:30 Mr. District Attorney 10:00 Dear Phoebe 10:30 News 10:40 Weather 10:45 Rocky King 11.00 Tonight 12:00 Sign Off Thursday, Nov. II 6:50 Meditation 7:00 Todny 7:25 Weather 7:M Today 7:55 Today in Memphis '8:00 Today 8:25 News 8:30 Today 8:55 Exercises with Cathy 9:ftfl Ding Dong School 9:30 Storyland Shopping at Home 10:00 Home Show 11:00 Betty White Show 11:30 Feather Your Nest \2:00 News 12:15 Farm News 12:30 channel Five Club 1:00 3 Steps to Heaven 1:15 Charm with Cathy 1:30 Homemakere Program 2:00 Greatest Gift 2:15 Golden Windows 2:30 One Man's Family 2:45 Miss Marlowe 3:00 Hawkins Falls 3:15 First Love 3:30 World of Mr. Sweeney 3:45 Modern Romance 4:QQ Pinky Lee Show 4:30 HOWdy Doody 5:00 Captain Video 5:15 Interesting Person 5:30 Adventure Time 6:00 Evening Serenadt 6:15 News Reuorter 6:30 Dinah Shore 6:45 News Reporter 7:00 Groucho Marx 7-.30 I Led 3 Ltvea 8:00 Dragnet 8:30 Theatre — in color 3:00 Video Theatre 10:00 Playhouse or Start :0:30 News 10:40 Weather 10:45 Dollar A Second 11:15 Tonight 12:00 Sign Off WHBQ Channel 13. Wednesday Night, Nov. 10 6:00 Hartoon Time 6:15 Weather 6:20 News 6:30 Doug Edwards 6:45 Perry Como 7:00 Godfrey and Friend* 8:00 Inner Sanctum 8:30 I've Got a Secret 9:00 Best of Broadway 10;00 Weather 10:05 News 10:15 Late Show Thursday, NOV. U 7:00 Morning Show 8:55 News 9:00 Garry Moore 9:30 Arthur Godfrey 10:30 Strike it Rich 11:00 Valiant Lady - 11:15 Love of Life 11:30 Search for Tomorrow 11:45 Guiding Light 12:00 News 12:25 Kitchen Magic 12:30 Welcome Traveler 1:00 Robert Q. Lewis 1:30 House Party 2:00 Big Payoff 2:30 Lady of the House 2:45 Bob Croaby 3:00 Brighter Day 3:15 Secret Storm 3:30 On Your Account 4:00 Portia Faces Life 4:15 Early Show 5:30 Mara Patrol 6:00 Western The«r» fi:I5 Weather 6:20 News 630 oug Edwards 6:45 Jane Froman 7;00 Ray Mtlland 7:30 Climax 8:30 Four Star Playhouse 9:00 Public Defender 9:30 Death Valley Oayi 10:00 Weather 10:05 News 10:15 Do You Know Why 10:20 Life With Father 10:50 Late Show TN crime it is the first step that ; counts. The torn pages scat' tered on the carpet, represented the rejection, the overthrow, of the way They expect you to do things. That morning Greg did not go laboriously through the News of the Week section in order to Keep Up with Current Events. This procedure was recommended by his stepfather who 'found it the most useful way of starting -conversations. Instead, he read avidly every word about a mysterious disappearance that would probably turn out to be a murder. Things happen to other people, Greg thought. Nothing ever hap,pen,s to me. Not that he wanted . to be involved in murder; he just wanted to be involved in some- : thing. I The sky was dark gray and the rain fell monotonously; one of , those sodden, dreary March rains . that turn the crusted snow into , dirty pools of water. Late March ,in New York City was a time i of bitter wind and leaden skies, -of slush underfoot and subways smelling of wet coats and galoshes; a slovenly old man who 'had outstayed his welcome. All week you looked forward to Sunday and then what could you do? He picked up the Saturday Review and flicked the pages. Among the personals his eye fell on an advertisement; W.-\N*TRD: Collftffe graduate with high hopes find no ex- prrifince wants interesting job. Greg snorted. Interesting job! That showed he had no experience. - stories below the window where Greg's desk was placed inside beaverboard partitions on the big loft floor that housed the clerical staff of Grain's Canned Cornbread, the river, which began as a stream above Albany, flowed majestically between New Jersey and Manhattan, and eventually went out to sea. In the summer it was a deep sparkling blue; in winter a gray turgid mass .with floating ice cakes. On Monday moraings Grog started the week right by turning his back squarely to the window but by Friday allcrnoon he found it increasingly difficult to concentrate on charting the rise and fall of cornbread sales in B income groups. Instead, he watched the tugboats, ferries, freighters Br FrldftT afternoon Greg found it increasingly difficult to concentrate on chart ing the ri s* and fall of cornbread »ales. and ocean liners that floated on the loveliest of all rivers. The impertinent toots of small craft, the deep-throated warnings of big ones, were like voices calling, beckoning over the horizon. At twilight the patient lady hi the harbor lifted her lamp like a light kept burning in the window to welcome the wanderer home. It would be good to come back like that, Greg thought, back from far places just at twilight, with New York lighted up and the lady holding her lamp to see you safely home. But to come back you have to go somewhere first. Greg's one journey had been at the pressing invitation of Uncle Sam and he had returned in a fog by way of San Francisco. He had not even seen the Golden Gate. • * * AT that time he was lucky. Horace Grain had the job waiting when Greg got out of the Army. A nice job. Nice people too. And his mother had been right. Why look around for something to suit him when Horace could handle it? She did not say Horace could handle it better. That was unnecessary. Greg was doing all right. His Army severance pay had been banked. His stepfather panted him to invest it but Greg kept making excuses. He liked knowing the money was where he could get at it His own money. And then he sat bolt upright, his mouth half open in sheer astonishment. He had gone to work for Grain's Canned Cornbread to please his stepfather but he did not have to stay to please anyone. He was free to strike out, to try something else," The idea was more than he could absorb at once. He thought i over, savored it. Free. The word was less exhilarating than he had supposed. More alarming. It involved a suggestion of choice and Greg realized that, aside from moving out of the Montclair house and into the Yorkville apartment, he had never made a major choice. The safe thing was to go along with the main stream. Anyhow, if he did not attempt to do anything special, he would never have the humiliation of failing, of confirming Horace Grain's belief that he was bound to fail on his own. The rain had stopped and through a rent in the clouds a pale light came through the Venetian blinds. * • * TTE walked slowly across the *-^ room, kicking the basket of wine bottles as he passed, aware of the coming at the new season as he had not bscn avire -'nre adolescence, which, at 25, swmed light-years away. His conscienc« gripped him by the shoulder, warned him to ignore the heady quality of the air; but it had already touched his nostrils, been drawn into his lungs. Free. The word that had fallen like a stone was, on repetition, a bright-colored balloon, and h« tossed it into the air. If he could do anything he wanted, what would he choose? To his surpri»« he found no immediate answer. But there must be something. Things happen to other people. Why not to him? He grinned to himself and pulled a fountain pen out of hi* pocket: WANTKD: Man, 26. anxionn to plve up a good Jot» with a fu- turfi for practically any Job with a prtaent. He made out a check and addressed an envelope to the Saturday Review. Then, because he had nothing else to do, he went out and mailed it. ( (To Be Continued) Paint Closeout Many Types and Colon \ Price Hubbard Hardware WAITM BOB'S GYPSY RUB LINIMENT TRUSSES EXPERTLY 1 FITTED ? Price KIRBY DRUG STORES DELIVERY SERVICE Phone 3-4507 Hours: 8 a.m. to 0 p.m. with Delivery to 7 p.m. WOODS DRUG STORE 221 West Main St. Robertson's Radio and T.V. Service 515 E. Main Wade Warehouse Bldg. Day Ph. 3-4257 Nlt« Ph. 3-61M EXPERT WATER PUMP REPAIR Hubbard Hardware Phont Z-2015 WE BUY USED FURNITURE PHONE 3-3122 Wade Furn. Co TVand RADIO SERVICE Minor Repairs and Tub« Re placement fn hom« (Inside Bly thevllle city llmlli) Only S 3 More Than 20 Yean Training »nd Eiperlence. Factory Service Guarantee on AH Makes. Blytheville Sales Co. Felix Carney, Mgr. 109 E. Main Ph.3-3616 I JUST DON'T SEE ANY SENSE TO IT] IF THE COROMEKfe REPORT IMP1CATBS THATN LOOK, WSPBCTOR.l TON1 JIMMV PIPN'T TAkSHIS CiVW LIF=6,VO1/LL 9&J $&B WHV SOU CAK/TSSTr. COULPW'T JIMWV HAVE ^ IT WAS VOIJU HUM AL THAT KILL.EP EXPORTER .SWELL/ AMI? YOLK (SUM WAS COUNP WMCUK (C rr WITHOUT-; BROTHER'S . , - AKOUWP TOO, MISS BLUB ,..^i WHIL& W6 V OKWf - BUT WE WU61 W^IT FOR 'BWi TO \ HIRE (>. BOW COM& HO(AE WE THA.T ONE. H6 LWB5 ON A>W IS.L^NO FURTHER OUT IM WE CMJ 60 666. TH' NMA6 ON TH PEftLEK'S LI&T. WO Z\GH 0 UFE, PKIMM SISTERS MKlf &Y1 6UE5S I THOUGHT 1 HEARP & WOMM HEY, HOLYCOW: WHAT IS THIS? WHERE AM I, ANYHOW? XOOW PN?t« hCO RWsW ft VOCPiY HY=> HRM.THW'S

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