The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 22, 1948 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, May 22, 1948
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SATURDAY, MAY M, 1948 OUT OUR WAY By J. R. William Our loording HOUM with UMC.y OM7MM WHY SHOULD You e» STUMPED? NO.BM., I'LL OJLY HAVt TO GO W(TH you TO SOUR MUSIC LtSSOW OfsiLYONCE I'KA PRETTY WELL K.WOWN AROUMD HERS, PAL IM SATISFIED, MBBGLV TO 38 4EEW.W1TH HIM . OJCe r - ' '^ COUCONT HE OP COMPLETS IMMUNITY.' FIFTEEN ANTO FAMOUS for Tennessee Bus Robbery MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 22. (UP) —Tli*. |800 Greyhound Bus robbery on a busy Tennessee Highway U wee!" ago wajj jolvfd yesterday Blytheville Glass Co. Jo« Atklna Bldfr. Hwy. « So. Auto Gloss Installed While You Wait Safety Glass Window Glass , Structural Glass Store Front Metal Plate Glass Mirrors Glass Service Also Glass Blocks Furnitwr« and Desk Tops W« Ateo D« Caulking I Phofi. 3142 F. A. Stanley, Owner Remember Roth-rock's for PRESCRIPTIONS PHONE 4451 f Roofing Contracting Patching, Coating, Re-roofing No Job too Large or Too Small Phone 2536 For Prompt Service Eddie Saliba Political Announcements Thr Courier News has been authorized to announce the following candidates, subject to the COUNT! TREASURER Frank Whltworth COUNTY COURT CLERK Elizabeth BIythe FOR CORONER • E. it. HOLT FOR COUNTY ASSESSOR Herbert T. Sliippen STATE REPRESENTATIVE Jimmle Edwards U H. Aulry ' H. S. "Bud" Fisher Leslie N. "Dukie" Speck » For County Jadf* Roland Green Fielder peery For Circuit court Clerk Harvey Morris CONSTABLE (Chlskasawaba Township) J. Robert Crosskno j Radio Service j iL)6o£f Crtes 3»rate t 1 J ' .^^ •». . Cap^hjN b* ArcnrWt Hnut*> Inr by Margaretta Brucker Copyright by Arcodra Mou>» I D*«r*u«d by NEA 5£RVIC£, »NC I«T« M T rl.? >•« . "II? '»««•!»»• •••n, «!.> • I. rk» «tTli«K.r ••C VY «1« - '»«' «lew» r. feel. l»t U 'J'HEY climbed into the ev and • Jew minute* later were. [ whirling down the highway toward town. Although sne said nothing, Jessica raged Inwardly at Lucys aet expression of disapproval And then, it crulckly as oer »ng«r rose. « cooled and sbc re- nwmbered bow Hnd aiicl stenerous Lucy had bear during those nard two years .j*t forte: The ?lrt I should not be blamed for having narrow views whicn w*re only a reflection of her: mother'*. Jessica smiled ^ -Lucy's expression was so frankly one of utter disgust- She said coaxingly. "Why not say what TOU thinX. Lai" Lucy stiftenect "How can 'you be so silly?" Th« remark set off a spark of anger. "How can you b* juch a stirt-necked old maid, Lucy? That man only prevented £ big brute from knocking me down and I saw ho reason to snub Him for it." "He was definitely interested in yon," said Lucy primly. ' "Why not? At lean he understands row that I'm a married woman with a child and will have no desire to continue the acquaintance. After all. Lu." said Jessica, "marriage doesn't elos* all the | gates and bar all th« doors." "It should.' Lucy maneuvered the cur swiftly and capably through a knot of traffic. They turned a comer and sped down a quiet street lined with old houses. "TTou were the luckiest (rirl in the whole world to marry Tom." she concluded, "and I eannot understand—" "Why Tom married me?" "I didn't say that." / , "But you and your mother pui- zle over it every day of the year." said Jessica hotly.""I don't understand why he married me either. to be frank about tt- I dont understand why I married him." Then, in'response to Lucy's horrified glance. "Why. not be honest since we're fin th« subject? We wer« rash and impulsive and rushed into marriage with no idea of the consequences—like Betsy." She smiled and affectionately smoothed the baby's blond curls spread out on her knees. "When Tom comes home we shall have to work out something for our future, otherwise—" "Tom's the best man In the world." "That doesn't necessarily mean that he's an understanding bus- band.* She regretted the remark I m!n- ote later It was useless to arpi* with Lucy or her mother about Tom's merits. They both worshiped him blindly. .4 S they drov* along sbc won- 1 dered if Lucy's irritation could be entirely due to the incident at the airport Lucy had come home from the office the noon before looking tired ancl wretched Sh« never gave Jessica her confidence, btit she had obviously been unstrung and worried. Not about her fob. surely—Jessica felt a slab of panic, for her sister-in-law contributed much *o her comfort. Lucy often stood Between her and her mother-lii-law. She wished she had not upset the girl. Sh* could not deny that she had been a fool: Lucy w£5 angry with her and Betsy was hot and irritable. >~ •^~ -C«ne and <l< down." M»ry Beth invite*, irnertat Hu man'i •onfusion and J<-i«lr»'« black look*. The Midler Mood twfellnc hfc eaf, hk ere* Bx*d oa jMafe*. She was giad when the ear drew up In front of the tall gray house whe^e she lived with Lucr and her mother. 'Better nave stayed at home, hadn't we. pet?" she wliigpered to the heavy, sleepy baby a« she carried her up ttvt long. »t*ep flight of stairs and entered her own room. But her thoughts would wander back to Uiat interval when sh« had stood In the bright sunshine with the man's admiring glance *appraising her and her mind carefree and absorbed in the activity about her. Tn spite of herself the memory of that admiration lingered. She dumped Betsy down on the bi£ bed and moved restlessly about the room, pausing before the dresser. There was a picture of Tom in a cheap metal frame. A btf> blond giant in a corporal's uniform. Unconsciously «he compared Tom with the man it the airport. Above the picture her dark eyes met her own reflection 1n the mirror. She was still pretty, she thought Her hair—she brushed back the two rolls of hair which framed her face. Yet. this was the same Jessica who went to a Virginia finishing school and attended the Derby and danced her slippers thin at balls In Louisville and Memphis. How long ago that seemed! Only today had the past seemed a part of this drab and monotonous present. Day after day .lust the same. The constant effort to make herself srgreeable to a woman who met all her attempts at friendliness coldly. She thought. When Tom conies back everything will be different. If It isn't— She was ashamed of the thought which Bashed into her mind for a minute. For the first time she had been di»)oy»] to Tom. W^HEN Jessica Gordon cam* ** home from a Virginia finishing school In June of 19-12. she found the small, sleepy Kentucky town overrun with soldiers. A camp had been set lip lust a few miles distant and Mary Bell« Evans, who was Jessica's best friend, lold her. "Honey, you never saw 30 many men.ln your whole 111*. I wish they weren't Yankees, but they sure are cute. There's a dance at the country club this week-end and you'll see for yourself." "I'm not interested in soldiers. If you really want t« see some- Uilngi you should me«t my room- male's brother, Tay Haydn. lie flnisheU at Annapolis ttiis^June." Mary Bell* jighed. -Poor me, having to stay at horn* in Titus- villt all year and keep house for Granddad. Prp lucky to get an oT Yanke* to flirt With ma." Jessica felt no Interest in Yankees. If she had'given the matter thought, she would have Mid she had never known a Northern man. But now she had plenty of opportunity to «« them, for the town WM filled with toldiera They tooled pretty much alike in their uniforms, .with the exception of one. a big blond man wKh close-clipped light hair and king- lashed blue-gray eye«. Sh« met this man everywhere. He lounged against the waH at the club and watched her every move: he appeared at the drug store which hod always been a local rendezvous. Other senrieemen eyed the girls appraisingly. whistled or made bold attemptt to flirt, but not this man. "He's shy." Mary Belle told Jes- stca with a rippling giggle. "Yes. he is. But he's Rone on you, hon- Even Jessica did not deny thta. She felt annoyed for the most part. Then one day as they sat tn the drug store. Jessica sipping a, soda and Mary Belle delving (mo a dish o( Ice-cream, the soldier appeared again. Awkward! blushing when he saw them. "I wish he'd be shipped out," said Jessica with a touch of irritation. "I think he'i cute," Mary Belie announced with a judiclou* nod. "I feel sorry for him." she added. "Look. I'm going to Introduce him to yo«. I've met him at the club but he never speak;—scared to. probably Here—- She sijrnaled imperiously with her spoon and the bif man stared, started toward them, and stopped M Jessie* frowned discouragingly. "Come and sit down and hav* » drink " MH— Bel!' n' tea. ignoring the man's confusion and Jessica's black looks. He advanced and stood twisting hij rap. his eyes fixed on Jessica. Mary Belle slanted her smal! brovm eyes at him "Sit down." she repeated. "Your name'* Tom— * "Blake—Tom Blake," h« »id nervously. He pulled up a chair. Mary Belle's eyes twinkled. "Tom Blake—Jessica Gordon." (T« Be ContiniKd) when a. passenger victim recognized one ot the two bandits In A I- restaurant. [l Police snid thai two men idemt- J; lied as RnsECll H. Bourne. M-s ear- lolct painter, and Frank Joe. Farrcll. nor store robbery, police said. had been Police withheld the name of the gets were tarnd near passenger who recognized Bourne Ark tor salcly reasons. The • at its Best? ! AH New KM ' Test Kquipment ,,010 painlnr, and Frank Joe. Farrell. M«rch 2 i.ear Arlinglon. forcing , All bervic* Guaranteed J!*7-j-ear-oltl plumber, confessed the drive-'. T. L. King of Newborn iBIytlwvilte Salts Co. i]<°«'-^^ N^rSl^i -"* puuovcrlotheside0[lhe I _ .. - ! 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