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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 28, 1953
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TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 1998 BMtfllVLLLB (AKKJ COURIER PAGE THIRTEEN OUR BOARDING HOUSE — with Major Hoeplt 6PELL FOR L-,. GATES / ' 15 IT TRUE OR FALS6 VOO ARE OR DID YOU JUST TRV ^ TO TOOSHEM 'WORK BV eo\ti& SELF OtJ A NEW JOS TODAY,OILY, TO FALL VICTIM, JO tHe FCUL, FATES THOT HAVE PLAGUED MS. LATELY/ THE TALE YJOJLD WRING SOBS FROM A SUVS WHO LOOKED AU YO> WITH LILIES ' GfetL BE ABLE TO TO 10,000 VJORD6= SYLVANIA Radio-TV Sales & .Service CBS-COLUMBIA Electronic Lab 110 W. Walnut Ph. 2441 — Nile 6076 TV Service-Center NEIL ROSS Trained Technician for radio and television repair, industrial electronics, and basic radio en- glneering. Service Dial ' OOIU IKOIt FOR MIN SEE THE HEW Miracle Mesh 'It worked. Jerry—I told the boss off and got the nit«! What wat that concoction you mixed for m«?" DELIVERY SERVICE Phone 4507 Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. with Delivery to 1 p.m. WOODS DRUG STORE 221 West Main St COTTON SEED FOR SALE D i PL Blue Tan, Arkansas State Certintd, 10% 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 J125 Lowronce Bros. & Co. Inc. Driver, Ark. Phone 2613 Wilson FUEL OIL G. 0. POETZ OIL CO. "/ Se// That Stuff" Phone 2089 Office & Bulk Plant-- Promised Land Parfs and Supplies for All Cars, Trucks and Tractors W H <) I, F S A L K Hays Store Phone 2001 We OeUrer High Quality Low Prices Wayne Feeds Layer Mash 100 Ib. 4.81 Layer Pellet! 100 Ib. 4.H Eft Pelleti 100 Ib. 5.39 Chick Starter IK Ib. 5.69 Grower Ma«h IW Ib. 5.49 Scratch Feed 1*4 Ib. 4.31 Surarlne 18% Dairy. 100 Ibi 3.69 Wayne 11% Dairy 1M Ibj. 4.49 32% Dairy Fe*d ... 1W Ib. 5.39 Calf Starter Pellets 100 Ib. 6.71 Pig A Sow Meal 100 Ib. .539 Pig £ Sow Pelleti 100 Ib. 5.49 35% Rot Balancer 100 Ib 5.99 40% Hot SupMmnt 100 Ib. 6.39 Pork Maker IN Ib. 4.79 Horse Feed .... 10* Ib. 4.J1 Rabbit Pelleti 100 lb>. 5.99 Dog Food 1M Ibl. 8.89 WR Shorts 100 IM. 3.69 Polished Chops ...100 Ibl. 4.19 RTH ABIDES by GEORGE R.STEWART Copnlfhr 1W bv OflDfH t. Slwflrt. UtW br .rronf^MRf wltlt IW p^lnhta KtWom HMN, IM. DMri*«M4 br HtA Smk<, IK. XXXIII 'T'HERE came a time when even talking seemed a labor. So •mostly now Ish merely sat comfortably in the sun, and beside him sat an even older man who coughed and grew thinner. It was hgrd to tell just how the days passed and how they ran into weeks, and even the years seemed to flow with a man's scarcely noticing them. Yet Ezra remained, and sometimes Ish thought to himself, "Though he coughs and ; coughs and grows thinner, yet he will outlive me." But now, since even talking was a labor, the mind turned inward on itself, and Ish thought of all .this strange life. Even if there had I been no Great Disaster, he would 1 now be a very old man. Now 'doubtless, if it had not happened otherwise, he would be professor emeritus, puttering around, tak- | ing some books out of the library land imtnuing to do some research, 'a little of a nuisance to the younger men in their fifties and sixties i who now ran the department— j though they might say loyally to Ithe graduate students,, '"That's Professor Williams — a great scholar, once. We're very proud of Ihim." ' Now the Old Times were deeper 'buried than Nineveh or Mohenja- daro. He himself had seen every. thing crash and go under. Yet . 1 ^ curiously, too, all that crash had ''.not been able to destroy his pet- sonality. He was still the same person he would have been as pro• lessor emeritus, even though now the shadows were closing in on his mind while he sat on a lonely hillside as the dying patriarch of a primitive tribe. At some time in those years something else strange began to happen. The younger men had always come to Ish for advice, but now — even ihough the shadows were closing In on his mind— Ihey Vhuan to coma in a diflaeiH way. Whether he sat on the hillside in the sun, or whether, during rain and fog, he sat in the house, still they began to come to him bearing little gifts— a handful o£ ripe berries of which he was fond, or a bright stone or piece of colored glass to flash in the sun. Ish did not care for the glass or stones, even though the stones were sometimes sapphires or emeralds taken from a jewelry store, but he appreciated the gifts because he realized that the young men were giving him things by which they themselves would be pleased. TTAVING given him something, they would formally ask a question, while he sat holding his hammer. Sometimes they asked about the weather, and then Ish was glad to answer. He could still look at his father's barometer, and he could often say — what the young men could not know — whether the low clouds would soon vanish before the sun's heat or whether they Indicated an approaching .storm. But sometimes they asked him other questions — as, for instance, in which direction they should go for good hunting. Then Ish did not wish to answer, for he knew nothing of such matters. But when he did not answer, the young men were displeased, and then they would pinch him roughly. Because he was in pain he answered them, even Ihough he knew nothing. He would cry out, "Go south!" or "Go beyond the hills!" But one day when they came to ask him a question and he was clear-minded, rye realized that he must have become a god, or at the lenst an oracle by which a god spoke. Then he remembered that long Um« ago when ihe children had been afraid to carry the hammer and when they had nodded knowingly at his saying he was ah American. Yet he had never wished to be a god, One day Ish sat on the hillside in the sun, and after a while he looked to" his left side, and saw that no one sat there. Then he realized that at last Ezra, the good helper, was gone, and that no one would ever sit there beside him on the hillside again. At that thought he gripped the handle of the hammer, which in these dayi was v er y heavy for him to lift, even with both hands. "It is called a single-Jack," he thought, "but now it is too heavy for my one hand. Yet now it has become the symbol of a tribal god, and it is stilj with me, though all the others, even Ezra, have gone." "THEN, because the shock of that sudden knowledge about Ezra had made him think and see more clearly, he looked alertly about him, and observed that he was sitting on the slope of the hill where many years before there had been a neat garden and was now only a trampled place of tall grass in the midst ol overgrown bushes and high trees, with a half-ruined house standing up from among the tangle. Then he looked at the sun, and saw that it was in the east, not in the v.-eEt, as he had thought it would be. Also, it was for to the north, so that the season must be nearly mid-summer, whereas he had thought it should be early spring. Yes, in all those years, as he had sat on the hillside, he had lost hold of time itself, so that the swinging of the sun from east to west with the passing of the day seemed much the same as the swinging of the sun from north to south with the passing of the seasons, and he had lost track of them both. This thought made him feel very old and very s»d. Perhaps that sadness brought back to him the thought of other sadness also, and he thought; "Yes, Em Is gone, and Joey, and even Ezra, my helper, Is gone." When he thus recalled all that had happened, and his loneliness he began to cry gently, for he was an old man, and he could not control what he did."And he thought to himself, "Yes, they are all gonel I am (he last American!" (To Be Continued) Televisio Tonite, Tomorrow WMCT, Memphis. Channel TUESDAY NIGHT, APRIL 28 6:00 Milton Berie 7:00 Fireside Theatre 7:30 Circle Theatre 8:00 Two for the Money 8:30 Boston Blackie 9:00 Mr. & Mrs. North 9:30 News 9:45 Tonight to SportB 9:55 Weather 10:00 Famous Playhouse 10:30 Jackie Gleaeon 11:30 News 11:35 Bed Buttons 12:05 News 12:10 Sign Off WEDNESDAY, APRIL Z8. 6:45 Morning Meditation 7:00 Today 7:25 News 7:30 Today 7:55 News 8:00 Ding Dong School 8:30 Prologue to Future 9:00 TV Shopper 9:30 Strike It Rich 10:00 Beth Marsh 10:15 Love of Life 10:30 Starch for Tomorrow 10:45 Betty Furness 11:00 Storyland 11:15 Guiding Light 11:30 Garry Moore 12:00 News 12: IS Farm News 12:30 Homemakers Program 1:00 Big Payoff 1:30 Welcome Traveler! 2:00 Kate Smith 3:00 Hawkins Fall) 3:15 Gabby Hayes 3:30 Howdy Doody 4:00 Berl Olswanger 4:30 Nature of Things 4:45 Hartoons 5:00 Flicker Comics 5:15 News 5:55 Weather 5:30 Eddie Fisher fi:45 News Caravan 6:00 I Married Joan 8:30 Kange Rider 7:00 TV Theatre 8:00 Boxing 8:45 News Weekly 9:00 Showcase 9:30 News 9:45 Tonight In Sporta 9:55 Weather 10:00 Science Today 10:30 Rocky King 11:00 News 11:05 I've Qot A Secret 11:35 American Inventory 12:05 News 12:10 Sign Off OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williamt THE WAV HE WALLOWS AM? ROLLS I KNEW THAT THtJ» WOULP GET AROUNP TO fOMf- US AT ME --AWP AM EAR OR HIS NOSE MK5HT PULL Trt TRI66ER/ H6 SAW A THE HOME 6UAKP Benefit by Reading and Using Courier News Classified Ads PRICKLIS AND HIS FRIENDS MS \ MW/tK. Ml««SCHOOL {'TAKEN AHrWAL, MR.KINC-/ OWE CArTvJff PWTNOU ' JW6WST iSoirJM R3R & MGG? /ANDTHAT ALSO RSPORTSR. FOR. OUR. PAPER. SKIDOO- \Xctl I'D LIKF TO INTERVIEW 'itX! ON THE SUBJECT. /WIM— l> WHY i NEVER BUf ADS ItJ THE SHADYSIPB /'SISM HI6H AWNUAL.'" MO DONY FOP6ET 2. THE TAMPERING VOU PIP WmtCOMMVNI- CATIONS HERE,.. ANP VOUP -JA6OTA6E THE-SPACE E66-HEAPS! WH/VTKINPOF PI4CIPUNEI4 IT TO LET WELKIN 6ET AWW WITH Mi/Tiny PlKACy? VOlJ, KENT, I'P BE MOLED UP IN MV ROOM, COMPOSING MV WE'LL HAVE TO BE QUIET, LESTER! MY FOLKS ARE MAKING OUT THE BUDGET! /- THE BUDGET? THAT'S] ONE THING MY ON'T WORRY ABOUT I'D CERTAINLY LIKE TO KNOW THEIR -. SECRET. LESTER! 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ITHOUGKT IF CMTMN EfrSV EXPLMHED HOW MUCH THIS MEM!T TQ YOU/ HE WI6HT RECONSIDER.. BUT EfkSV NEVER EVEN REPLIED I HI& IETTEK EUPIAIMS WHY \HIMA.,HE PIPMI HE CMOT GIYE UP HIS BUSINESS]MEMT10U VOUR IMP TNKE OVER A, IWVMOR THWfe/FREWR. ARE 60 EXPENSIVE TO MAlMrWM! VVOU SURE VOU WROTE HIM, TO BUT AfTEK ROtWOPDIED I HOPED HE'P COME BACK.PENIOY. HIS PUCE l& W THE HEAD Of THE MWOOR... WH6M IM 60NB UklCLE GEOF PIPW'T EXPECT TO INHERIT TOUR ESTATE, SIMCE ROLMJP VOUK. OLPEST SOM 6RWOPFATHER. 50 HE WENT TO AMERICA WJP WAPE fiOOD. ...MACBETH 5HAU- NEVER VANQLUSH'D BE UNTIL. GREAT BIRNAM WOOD TO HIGH DUNSINANE HILL SHALL COME AGAINST HIM. THEN UVE, MACDUFF: WHAT WEED I / BUrY6T..mOU FEAR OF THEE? /SHALT NOT LIVE! THAT I MWTELL RM.E- HEARTED THAT .WILL NEVER BE! THE ISSUE OF A KJNS, AND WEARS UfON HIS BABY BROW THE ROUNR..TOP OF SOVEREIGNTY? LISTEN, BUT SPEAK NOT TOT.' _.LAUSHTO 6CORN THE POWER OF MAN, FOR NONE BORN OF WOMAN SHALL HARM MACBETH; ...In COIN'OKKi WITHOUT IT.' PETUNIA LEFT OKPERS. 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