The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 21, 1948 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 21, 1948
Page 9
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MONDAY, JUNE Zt, 1948 OUT OUR WAY By J. R. WUIiomsi Our Boarding House with BT,YTHKVT!, f ,K (ARK.) 1 COU*n« NKWS r. tx3 MOT IKE TO ACCUSE •foo,3AK'e,YoH,'sb'*x 1 'Qe A. ctwce,-** 8OT TMlS CAhi O£ PAIP'M AKiD r^S lt,OHJ'~'~ 1 OUGIHA MPShCE SR06H FAIRLY LEAPED M Me )^ You GARGLE THM PA\N>T FROrA SOUR DRCSSER. AS 1. SMA^ >3 VOO 8lS FL'MBLGC .' -~-l BOOM/—ITS THE }\ FACT is i. BORROWED w Of PAlf-VT THAT VJASOSEO /')'(O L6TT6C O-l A PACtsA&E OF SOAP "L sem -ro A roeKSD IN* PITTSBURGH.' By Morgarelto Bruclcer Senate Approves Funds for Draft And DP Program —The Senate Saturday passed anrt rfUirncd lo the House a $605,391,130 ef ' C ' e " Cy apl>rop '' latl0 " b "M and to run the displaced person I program*. It was the Just Appropriation i measure to face the Senate this SPS- j than the House version and will be sent to conference for compromise. It carried $31,800.000 for selective service administration of the draft bill and $3,500,000 (or the ! new Displaced Persons Commission In a d d 111 n n tli e measure provided t $35,000,000 disaster relief fund for the Federal Works Agency to repair public utilities and provide emergency facilities for flood, fire and oilier catastrophes. The fund would be available to provide temporary school facilities for flood-wrecked Vaniiort Ore. ' ' Farm Placements In Arkansas ^,High During June Arkansas nsriciillural placements maoe through Hie local offices' of uie Arkansas Employment Security Division totaled 58,871 1,, May as compared with 16,333 in April, a report of the agency revealed today. State Administrator Purifoy Gill in Little Rock pointed out that ths large increase was due mostly lo seasonal cotton chopping, strawberry pickliiR and spinach cuttiiiR. WitK cotion chopping the major agricultural activity during tli<! month, all available Arkansas farm wo«er* nere absorbed as well as the Mexicans recruited from Texas. An original requisition [or 2940 worxcrs from Mexico wa.s denied tiie month, but a special agreement with Texas employment officiate allowed 3,300 Mexican* into the state for cotton chopping and a subsequent return to the stale m September for cotton picViiig. Truman Signs BUI Hiking Construction Time on Friar Point-Helena Bridge WASHINGTON, June 21. (UP) — President Truman Saturday signed ,j|ji measure extending from one to «Wthree years the time for complet- xx vn ^HIS was Tom Blake, her husband, returned Iro/n overseas. This was the man she had married tn a moment of cnad infatuation and now planned to leave. Over and over again Jessica had rehearsed to herself just what she would say or do should Tom re- ply, and, with this in mind, she seized his hand and drew him toward the living room, trying hysterically lo explain just what had happened: the storm, the flrc, and her own fright when his mother did not come home, her terror when a stranger brought Mrs. Slake back with her lace smoke-blackened and her hands scarred with burns. Tom tillered an exclamation of alarm as he bent over tlie prostrate figure on the living room sofa. Had she called a doctor? Jessica nodded. She told Tom of the doctor's visit, what lie had said and his promise to return soon, thai whc\i she had heard Hie taxi she had honed it might be Ihe doctor— Tom interrupted. "W h e r e's Lucy?" He looked bewildered and unable to grasp the lact that his mother lay still and inert before liim. "Lucy went off this morning, on a Y hike. She'll be back tomorrow afternoon." "We'll have to locate her at once," said Tom. "She will know how this happened and just whal to do." Yes. Lucy would know. Lucy would be gentle and capable. Lucy would comfort Tom. Jessica found herself awkward and ill at ease in Tom's presence. For the moment he was loo absorbed in his mother to allach any significance to her lack of demonstration. Thankfully she heard a cur stop outside and a link- later the doctor appeared. Now she had an inlcrval to pull herself together, lo escape Tom's notice, lo slip about following the doctor's directions while Tom and the doclor discussed Mrs. Blake's condition in low. serious lones. Tom .inquired, "Will she recover?" The doctor could not (ell. There might be no immediate change, and again Mrs. Blake might re- Rani consciousness any minute. -She must be watched conslantlv. The attack seemed lo be the result of a severe sliock. T-TE turned to Jessica. "Did she know anvone injured at the fire?" "Of course not," Tom said. "Fires arc an obsession with my mother and always luivc been. For years my sister and I tried to persuade her to remain quietly at home, but in spite ol everything we could say she would slip o«, even al night." "This will be her last trip," said the doctor bluntly. lie described,, the fire and talked at length about Ihc downtown tragedy. He repeated whal Doris' husband had said, thai many were trapped in the burning building and others taken to hospitals still unidentified. He was stern in his judgment of the men who had run away and left the girls they had been with to face a tragic dcalh. He rambled on ns he snapped shut his cose and picked up his overcoat, but Tom only half listened, W'ilh no interest in the fire, concerned only about his mother. "What's the worst that can happen?" he demanded. The doctor hesitated, "The worst? She may be paralyzed for the rest o( her lite, son," he answered finally. Tom ullcrerl a sharp exclamation of disbelief. The doclor sliid, "We can hope." Hope, thought Jessica bleakly, i What hone would tlH'rc be lor 1 • anyone, if his diagnosis should ' prove correct? Paralyzed! im- | possible lo imagine an active person like Mrs. lilake helpless and unable to move, Frightening to think ol Ihe future which this threat offered l.uc.v a;id Tom. Who would take cure of a helpless invalid? I will not, slio (old herself pa.<. sionalely, mntnlaining self-coulrol with an effort. C^HK was clad when the <toulor suggested that Tom carry his mother upstairs to lier own room. Jessica ran nlicad to piejwre the room, pu^cd rtown shades »nd opened the smooth bed. art the lime dre;i<!iiiK tlie moment when the doctor v/ould leave and she would be alone with Tom. Would she let pity weaken her resolve? Would Tom cotilintic to be too absorbed in his mother's illness to show any interest In her for the present? If only she need say nothing to hurt him until l.ucy came lo be will] him. Mrs. TJlnUe lay like a corpse on the ucd. her bandaged hamis stiff and motionless on the cover, her face as pale iis death, her closed eyes sunken and dark-circled. Would she die? No. She would mil die, thought Jessica bitterly. She would live, ami tlu-oURh (his tragic illness, reach out and control Hie future as she hncl the past, reach out nnd destroy Jessic f -r.s own hope of happiness. She wanted to cry out from sheer exhaustion and despair. "What's wrong. Jess?" Toiu's voice was gentle. "I'm tired," she said, and moved toward the doorway. "01 course. Go lo bed and gee some rest. I'll stay with Mother." Jessica paused uncertainly. "You'll rail if yon neec' me?" "I'll call if 1 need you." He sat down beside his mother's bed. lie made no move to toiled her as she passed him. He seemed lost in some gloomy reverie of own, and her last glimpse of Tom, as she looked back (rorn the ball, showed him with his head buried in his hnnds. (To Bt Continued) n warned "|f ™"^"! CI J?" of a Bridge between | Some 17.000 of the 25.000 motor ! E '< J)n ' ss wi Pu»r PO.I , Miss and Helena. Ark. , vehicle operators of the Rai way I " lc '' il <•"" rts »"•' ""r for ten year: H also authorized an increase in th-j y (or perfect tli-ivta sue ol the Arkansas-Mississippi ! J^ Bridge Commission from six to 13. ' n n , ] _ j NOW! . i! See E. H. FORD Before You DIE! Dr. W. F. BREWER DENTIST OFFICE 201).i \v. MAIN ST PHONE 2172 Blytheville, Ark". |l Kemcmber Rot brock's i! for PRESCRIPTIONS PHONE 4451 Politico! Announcements i The Conner News has been 1 Riilnortzed lo announce Ihe follow- \ Dc"mo? a ' ltIid " leS ' subj " Ect lo »'=' COUNTITREASURER Prank Whitworth COUNTT COURT CLERK Elizabeth Blythe FOR CORONER E. M. HOLT FOR COU.VTV ASSESSOR Hcrocrt T. Shippen KTATK REPRESENTATIVE Jimmie Edwards L H Autry H. K. "Bud" Mslier Leslie N. "Dukle" Speck For Conntj Jad(t "oland Oreen Fielder Pecry For Circull court Clerk Harvey Morris CONSTABI e (Chiskasawaba Township) J. 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