The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 31, 1948 · Page 9
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MONDA' OUT By J, R. Williams Our Boarding House with Maj. Hoople RLYTHEVTLLB (ARK.)' COURIER Nf!W» I WISH KEEP OGT OP SIGHT WHEKS SIR gA R60B6US COMES TO IKJ5PECT "PLOW60VS/" VOliR OKlCOOTH, 6USH "VCIB6 MAKJMECS MlS CAST AhJ UNPLEASANT SHADOW OKS AW AKJD >DU &fcfe,»VMtN SOCTRE IN GRAND SHAPE TK CV.OUPS EVEN LOOK CLEARER AKO CLOSER. 1 OH.VOO AIN'T TH' RI&HT SHAPE YET, QETTJN' CLOSER AkJf CLOSHR TO ME/ WUBT MASK: _ PgX DOKFT TALK GREEK AKSO '&} LATINS, 807 Voo'RS dCALOLH S6CAUS6 I ALLUS WAS TOE GETTING MORE WSTANT /SNP DIMMER TO Me.' FAB'AS THAT (SOES, BEEN iu A FE^J o^g EC-TO\oeu HOTCLS , Ml&HT ASK lR 8ASCOM FOR TVJO BUCKS By Morgoretta Bruck *l«l»rd wllh Ynnk lit dtflanrr Old Sailors Stick jffa Battleship Texas HOUSTON. Tex. (UP)—Three "old salts" who have 91 years of Mrvlce among them will spend their final active days aboard the retired battleship Texas as caretakers. The 'Big T" has been given to Texas by the'U. S. Navy as a shrine. A special permanent berth , has been built for her near the San JacinU) monument, a symbol of Texas independence. Joseph M. Strlckling has been named chief caretaker of the beloved ship from 1914 to 191B. Assisting him will be Johnny McKeown, chief machinist male, TJSN, who i You Are Cordially | Invited to Visit I The I Accessory Shop Feminine Apparel Mabel Hogan Jessie Srlte Hotel Noble Bldg. Blytheville, Ark. 1 Blytheville Glass Co. Je» Atfclni Bldr Hwy. «1 «o. Auto Gloss Installed While You Wait Safety Glass Window Glass Structural Glass Store Front Metal Plate Glass Mirrors A Complete Glass Service Also Glass Blocks Furniture and Desk Tops We Also Do Caulking! Phont 3142 F- A. Stanley, Owner of hrr (nt . Tow i*kra her lo hi* hoMt Co MINV "Ilk hi. folk. Ullll hi. al.ckurK* from m« arnij. 'rom'x itUtcr. l.uty, KrrM. JeHBlcn cooll.T] ku •.oth«r U »i>i-Bly nntiiKObNtlc. 'I'oni !•«••! • ndrr«IMitd JckNlc-a'. anLappln^MH, h«-r Ink* •• n|tart- IX QURING the first few weeks afler Tom's departure Jessica tried to pattern her way of living after that of Tom's mother and sister. Up early. To bed early. Desperate'efforts to learn to cook and clean. She burned her harrds and cut her wrist. The oatmeal was lumpy and there were seeds in the orange juice. The toast burned while she read a serial itory in the newspaper. The covers of her bed were never neat and even but always straggling and lopsided. She led a trail of dust behind her. She struggled to win the approval of Tom's molher but Mrs. Blake froze her. Mrs. Blake regarded her attempts with veiled contempt and made no effort whatever to help her. £h She tried to make friends with Lucy, believing that behind her primness Lucy must be like the girls she knew. She could be pretty and attractive with a little effort. Lucy disciplined herself. So much accomplished before she went to the office in the morning. Lessons at the Y in the evening. Jessica said to her one day, "You might be 40, I-ucy. Don't you ever have any fun?" "Of course. I love my office work, and I have the Y." Jessica shrugged scornfully. Why try to change Lucy? * * * 'J'HERE was a bungalow across the street, a little house which looked oddly out of place in the row of old-fashioned frame houses "hich crowded close beside it A girl lived In the Cape Cod bungalow. She went off to work in Hie morning dressed in cheap slacks, with her head done up in a bandanna handkerchief. She came back in the late afternoon looking tired and dirty. She was happy. She sang as she went about her work. She had a service star In her window. It was fun to watch her. In the evening she sal on the steps and hosed the scrap o( front lawn. Once when Lucy and her mother went off to a church meeting Jessica slipped across the street and walked past the house, and the girl called to her, "Hello! Come in." Jessica went in and sat down on the steps. The hose splashed and cooled the pavement, hot afler a sullry July day. The girl said, "My name U Doris." j "I'm Jessica Blake." "Tom's wife?" Doris stubbed out her cigaret and went off the porch and turned off the hose. She came back and stood looking down at Jessica. She said bluntly, "How are you making out?" Jessica stiffened. It seemed outrageous to connde in this ordinary-looking girl. Yet the girl seemed to like her. Yes, Doris showed a warm and sympathetic inferest and Jessica found herself pouring out all the details of her life across the street. Doris sat down beside her and smoked and offered her a cigaret. "It must be the devil to live wilh that pair," she said. She agreed that Jessica would be happier if she had a job. "Lucy should be able to help you," she said. "She has a stand- in wilh her boss." Jessica said, "She's silly about him." Doris flashed her a glance but made no answer. Jessica determined to approach Lucy about 4 job, but when she did Lucy did not encourage the Jdea. "There's plenty W> do here," she said pointedly. "Your mother doesn't like to have me help her." Lucy looked tirtd. "I wish jou and Mother got along better lo- tofcellicr," she snid wearily. • • • JESSICA had nn opportunity to •' talk to Doris again the next evening. "1 don't care what kind of work I do," Jessica said vehemently. "I'll wear overalls or scrub out ofTlces. but I will not conlinue to be dependent upon Tom's mother." She made a plan lo m*«t Doris the next morning a.id try her luck at the employment office ol the plant Where Boris worked. She bathed and did up her hilr and went to bed early. She was In higli spirits. Tomprrow would begin a new day. She must gel to sleep and be bright and alert. Finally she dozed ofT, only to waken wilh an odd doziness when she Iried to lift her head from Ihe pillow. This was ridiculous. Cool morning air stirred the curtains and she decided to get up and sit by the window. The air would clear her silly head. She stood up, (hen sat down hastily, shaking all over. Her head fell' light and her stomach queasy. Jessica forced herself to her feet, took two steps and knew nothing until she opened her eyci and was lying in her bed. It was broad daylight now. Her mother- in-law stood with her back toward her staring out of the windo\y. Jessica stirred. Mrs. Blake turned. Gray eyes met black eyes in a hard, long stare. Jessica said feebly, "What happened to me?" "You fainted dead away." "But I must get up." Now she remembered. This was the day she was to meet Doris. Mrs. Blake said harshly, "Lie still. This is no more than I expected would happen." "Happen?" The woman's angular face tightened. "You should know what lia.t happened. . Unless I miss my guess, rny girl, you'ru pregnant."' (To Be Continued) / Y*«J*r has been aboard the Texas for thel past 13 years of his 31 years Savy | service, and Chief Boatswain E. E. ' Levy, who wi»= -•- : -cd last Jan.l 1 after 30 years servica. I "Sh. thr«aton«d to kill mt if I didn't tell him ,h. wasn't •t horn.—I wouldn't, do it. .and now listen to her oozing •w*etntsi and personality!" KRECKLM * Hit FRIEND* Ntw Roe SAYS n's T&O EXPSNSWe 10 TOW He HOUSEBOAT BACK UP TUG Rwe*. AND Mr • DOC9NT THIM*; ri* A FIT PLACE FO*. vie. coweys ib twe. AM HOW/ ^ MAfW SO/ !/*** KSSfd LOOK .AT THF OCD 6AFFHEV piACE, VACAHr AMD FALLING. 10 r>icces(.fbo »ID MRS. • G^FFNtY WONT OCNT IT' W»V. MM BE AM OLD CCAMKf NOKW tJ*RBS ' PRISCIl.LA'S POP Well' Thai's a Sliivlcr By AL VERMEER VIC FLINT Spender Is Watched By MICHAEL O'MALLEY and RALPH LANI? H«-MA\. YOO 5AY 5HEYVE5. DOC7O*. 5Hf HMSN'T^ fpKOgABlY rfA\K)WRV RAN IN fRONT Of VOU« HIT HOBO. BUT 5H9 5tE«W LOSS Of MEMOKY OOE TO KAB^MJSS 6ALLANT8EE ll 1O K UNA81E TO REME/W-I 5UOCK. IVf SEEN SMIIIAR ' - 66B ANVTHIMS. ^ L CASES. TII€KC WAS NO ^ lOENTiriCATION OH HI ft, EXCEPT A WALLET BEK> i/lBSIL ; . IMS CALLED THERE'S 5PEMOCR HOW--ABOOt TIME HE «« GETTING HOMt! tar *HESfS SANCRA? AS CROOME £^ V!M.tS UK HCXJSf, EA,4Y U wwiiwa... *WD TOllOKW 1 . n#s is WHM- Ht'5 SEEM HOPIIIS FOR 1 . Hello, Mr. (,'nmme! I NOW! NOTICE Notice Is hereby given that the undersigned will within !he lime fixed by law apply to the Commissioner of Revenues of the state of Arkansas for a permit to sell beer at retail at 1116 Rose, Blytheville, Mississippi County. The undersigned slates that he Is a citizen of Arkansas, of good moral character, that he has never been convicted o! H felony or other crime involving moral turpitude- that no license to sell beer by the undersigned has been revoked . within five years last pnsl; nnd | that the undersigned has never | been convicted of violating the lawi i of this =talp. or any other stale, [relating to the sale of ulcohollc liquors. TI GEORGE WILSON Subscribed and sworn to befor« me this 2» day of May, 1948. Mrs. Marshall Blackard, (SEAL) Notary Public. My Commission expires March », 1949. .... ™^»T MOMCHT.IHEU OVERTAKE mM AND see IP i CMTT *M*ASt TO 5URT IK CCHWRSMlOtl. RED RYDER C»WT WfORD TO SCftRt-HH* Ofr, 19 OTHER KUKet MEM DIP, W LfTTHW W» KNOW WHN r« HERE WITH — WfS, HEWIN8 FOR.THE BEIKOt! By 1ESLIE TURNED A KW MWITt* M» «K V W POCMTT 5TMtf Jioiimt •at FOUNTAINS: Everywhere! Political Announcements The Conner NSKS haj D een authorized to announce the follow Ing candidates, subject to [he COUNT* TREASURER Prank Wbllworih COUNTY COURT CLERK Elizabeth Blythe FOR CORONER E. M. HOLT FOR COUNTY ASSESSOR Herbert T. Sluppcn STATE REPRESENTATIVE Jimmie Edward* L H Autry H. E. "Bud" fisher Leslie N. "Dukie" Speck For County Judft °oland Green Fielder Peery For Circuit court Clerk Harvey Morris CONSTABLE (Chlskasawaba Township) J. Robert Crosskno ! Radio Service j j i at its Best! 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