The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 6, 1948 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, July 6, 1948
Page 7
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* TUESDAY, n.Tl,TS, 194S m,YTWKYn,I,B (ARK.)' rOURIKR NEWS OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williatm|Our Boarding House with Moj. Hoople HOLY SMOKE.' 1 HOW CAN A i. DOG LAV IK! \_ SUCH A posmow ^\ AM 1 BS COMFORTABLE I .-S HE AIM'T--HE'S SO LA7.Y HE'S TRYNA SAVE T HE FIRST JTUMP OF A GALLOP. IF HE 6EES A CAT, ER v,vV • O'W '"°'~ " "1 ..^ f > DO AMD T STJM3T6D THIlOv<-\) ABOOT OUR VACATIOKi'1( ARE /) U<VME Y00/' OCANSLeD ANSO ' ^ ' ' - ' 'VlU'i YCA« VJe > OUGU'T 'TO POOL OUR EaOALV> WE THEM OJfe OR APE SEJVJXORt.Mv! iKSLAr^DSl YOU SPA OR A PRIMITIVE CASlM] OKJ A TKOOT StRGAM .' —' \ TO C-'P A \& •Be \vilLLIMG 'i i I'D SEK\1C- AS - Vl 1Ref\SURER- Tiny Ghost Craft All That Remains Of Japs' Navy YOKOSUKA, Japan run—Once ringed by one ol the world's great I naval forces, Japan Is defended to- I day only by five American (wilting I ships and a handful of rusty mine- i siveepers. In this former key naval base,] where Japan sent out her mighty wartime fleet ranging a-l'oss the Pacific, the answer is plain. The Japanese fleet Is extinct. „ Only tiny 100-ton \vocden craft ® that constantly ply the harbor ' waters oJ Japan in search of mines remain. They hunt for magnetic mines dropped In strategic waters by U. s. B-Ws. Even these liny ships will be worthless when their task is through. j Thousands of tons of Japanese \ navy hulks lie at tlie bottom of Manila. Kiire and Yokohama harbors. Great Britain, Russia, China und the United States account, for almost the entire remainder of the fleet. Only sleek warships, American «nd British, pire now seen in the waters of Japan. An American crui- } ser and four destroyers make up • the sole sea force permanently sta- t tioried here. ( Constant Patrol Marie ' The American vessels constantly tour Japanese ports and patrol the straits between Korea anrt Japan. L\ Technically, the patrol ships are ' on the look-out for Kereans wlio try to cross the straits and enter Japan Illegally. The small Japanese cralt which patrol in search of mines are scarcely distinguishable from the large fleets of fishing vessels that set out from Japanese harbors each day before dawn. Low-flying B-20's sowed the mines in narrow channels and harbors In early 19*5 to bottle up Japanese shipping. But now they menace American "vessels. The mines were set to explode after a certain number of vessels passed over them. Japanese fishing crsft have been the victims of some. But still there are many left—just n I. *n i By MofgafCtto Bruckc > j i/i cvei #r^ op ,r; 9 Mb r A.coJ- a iu,,>r: f7'-<A , /• itiobvirdl.rNfASmiCt.liJC I >-^;"^"\ THE ! CURTAIN SHOP Mrs. N. J. Humphrey 108 So. First XXXIX I I" UCY cjnnc home on the 15(h as planned. Tom changed nis ihift at the rubber factory so that he could be with her that day. Such a different Lucy, hiding her face from everyone and refusing to speak lo Jessica for those first few day?, clinging lo Tom, never mentioning her mother. Had Tom told tier what had happened here? For days Lucy barely touched her food, refusing the trays Jessica struggled to prepare, closiu ; her eyes and feigning sleep. Moody, morose, difficult. Then, one morning, when Jessica \v;is busy in the kilclien, Betsy stole upstairs and presently Jessica heard voices above. Lucy! It wasn't possible. But when she raced up lo Lucy's room, she found Betsy clambering across the bed. "Lei ber stay, please." These were the first words Lucy had spoken to her. Betsy hud done what even Tom could not do, brought a Tain btnile lo Lucy's disfigured face, ; spark of inlercsl lo her lovel: eyes. Betsy, who said frankly "What's wrong with your face?" Lucy dtd not cringe or shrink away. She reached out and caugli Betsy's chubby fist and held it. "I got hurt," she said briefly. "Poor Aunt Lucy." Jessica slipped away. She pasFCu the door of that other room \vhicl always stood open now, as nea as when Mrs. Ellake bustled nbou hunting for dust. Even she conic not criticize my housekeeping thought Jessica grimly. * • * JT was almost Christmas. Christ mas gave Jessica an excuse t delay tier preparations for Icav ing. When Tom suggested that sh might have plans to make she saic evasively, "There's too much to d. right here to think of my ow: plans. Resides, there's Christmas. Whatever happened later, sh wanted Betsy to have a re;i Protect Your Loved Ones Sec E. H. FORD Before You DIE! mstiuas with ull the trimmings. Three nights before the holiday oin brought ho nip n tree. "It's n I h c back porch," he to Id J os- icn. "Come out ami see it. 1 ' lie held her arm ;is ihcy tiptoed lirou^h the door and elu:;ed it ehind them. "Like il?" he askod onqotly. The tree was beautiful, Tom said, "I'll make a stand in be basement and we can bring t in on Christmas F.vo." They con^piiMovs, plan- ing Tor Betsy. Jessica look ,T deep breath of ho spicy (i-agram-D of the tree. 'Dclsy will love it." Her VOLC 11 most betrayed hoi- She wanlet; :o turn and fling her?elf into J'om's arm;, and bou hhn not to nake her «;o away. The very touch ot his hand made her ncari .sing •Jhe wanted to stay here alone with Tom, on the narrow porch with the snow stretching white and unbroken across (.he fcuidcm. It was Tom who broke the spell, "Well, is supper ready?" They went back into (he kitchen. Tom carried a tmy upstairs while Jessica set the tnble. The everyday routine: -supper, putting Betsy to bed. listening fur any sound in Mrs. Bl.ike's room, thinking again of the consequences to this household should there be nny radical change in her condition. • • * r POM'S voice from the doorway startled her. "Jess!" She turned quickly. Tom sn-id, "There's somcthme wrong wilh Mom." Jc.s.sica heard him talk over the telephone in the hall. A minute Utter he went upstairs, lie came down again and stood beside her. She wanted to put. her arms abmit him and tell him not to worry whatever happened she was here and would be here as Ion? as lie wanted her. Then the thought he did not want her chiLEec: her, made her bruscjuc and impatient as she continued to -ct the table. how many and wliere they are, no one knows. Speaker Calls for Light, Gets Same, Is Astounded whtMi » storm knocked out the nnd let (he liBht come In," school's power system, throwing the. The lights flashed on. aucELinvtum iuio d:\rknc.s5. ' Cottcrmnn sauJ laler lhal never Candles were found and Trof. in his cxpCL-lcncc had one of his Cottcrni:m stud, "Open Ihe door poinus been so nnlly illustrated. Political Announcements The Conner News has been authorized lo announce the folbw- Int; candidate::, subject. In (he Democratic primaries. July 27 and August 10 COUNTS TREASURER Frank Whitworth COUNT1- COURT Ct.ERK Elizabeth Ul.vthe FOR CORONER E. M. HOLT FOR COUNTY ASSESSOR Herbert T. Shlppen STATE REPRESENTATIVE Jimmie Edwards L H All try H. E. "Bud" Fisher Leslie N. "Diikie" Sncck For County Jndge ".eland Green Fielder Pccry For (,'ircuit court Clerk Harvey Morris CONSTABIE (Chiska.sawaba Township) J. Robert Crosskno Arch jjndscy LOGAN. O. (UPl— Prof. Homer P. CoUerman of Capital University WHS delivering the commencement at GibsoiH'iHe high school ! You Are Cordially i Inyited to Visit ! Dr. W. f. BREWER J DKNTIST j OFFICE 209'i W. MAIN ST. * PHONE 2IT2 i JUytheville, Ark. i The ! Accessory Shop I i Feminine Apparel ! i Mabel Hogiin Jessie Srll« ! [ Holei Noble lilrig. ', ! Hlytlievillc, Ark. ' MALONE Protect Your Loved Ones See E. H. FORD Before You DIE! Plaster and Stucco Phone 2029 2071 for Repairs! • RADIO * rilONOOR.APU .Service—Bnlh AM and KM • REFRIGERATION SERVICE Household—Commercial .inrt Alr-Condltiouinc • Gas & Klectric WASIIIiiiS • GASOL1NK KNGINKS We Sell .nrf Service All Types Small Applhnr* w ADAMS APPLIANCE CO. J. W. ADAMS, Msrr. 206-08 W. Main |- lumc 20 71 CLEAN by City Dry Cleaners f OPV-CLEAMtHS THIS .((OSN'MO ' CITY DRY CLEANERS Monite insured Moth Proofing 414 E. Main St. Blytheville FAOl TBHTMIf , FKECIU,KS A HI* FHIKNDa By M1KR1LL CM H« lUnMT Let's 60 ANYWHERE VFAH, Bor ANDYS HOUSE-/ J BuswewToF l^-YTjr^^^^ S^U* .%[ ^*«£** PtXICYTDO FAR./ TOO &Ap LARD COWf WITH VOU--WE'RE j BF SAFF AND AEOIH t» MlMGLE WITH | SOP^y ftOTW / AsJp COOK 1C S / Hfrwf so wow , THEVVE BAITIMM' TRAP/ Tuts J iS ONE *AT "THEY'RE Mrir Instnail of fin «lf chasing » rainbow, i* it okay If 1 try to imaging this pitce is me chasing; t fly ball In c«i\Lar (iold?" 'KISCIl.LA'S TOP Bv AL VEKMEER ?• /i/j- fi.-ff^d i-is; \Jnmt ti&n U':fet- J-Ki v/,iii'.» v.vt .<.- '! a,d' Ifui's why pm Itiice Will. Death. By MICHAUL O'iMAU-KY and RALPH LANB \vt;hX ono guniiwc ot WASH TUUBS iS'o SiMits N(i\r By LESLIE TURNEH SO 1HEV GOT VCOW.P PUT IT THAT W OW AWOTHER. V NEIGHBOR'S WftsHlMC HANGING DM PEW KIE>5 WOULD WERE LARGELY-/ THEIR CLOTHF5LlWEr HWE PWB rXMS Jt«"RESPOW*UJLE WUH A BUCK6T Of 1 ATTENTION TO / FOP THEM 1 . J TAR. MO'CAUGHT THE DE*D MAN ALREADY HAD STOPPED ANOTHER BULLET 1 IN) HIS ARN...JU9f LIKE THE STAGE BANDIT WINGED/ AND YOUR FIN'GERS ARE ^S=^ STAINED, JAKE/ ^^ By V. T. HAMLIN X>E F£CTS^?N ] I BOOTS AiNU HKU BUDDIES Lesson Number One By EDGAR MARTIN Suddenly Torn brushed by her nul pmi^el at HIP fooi ol the Hall slrtirs. "l.iMen." IIP j-aid sharply. 'Ho you hcsu anything lie niocil up the sL;iijw;iy, t;tk- K tin; stc-ps two al .1 time. ThiM'tr wii.s n sound! .lo^sii'a ran ifOM|»h the Vmtl and flimx Ihe on tor door wido open In listen. She stood will) ihe mid air chill- 11* her to the bone, the winter ,'irul bln-,viii^ her hair about her rifihloiicd face. She herud (he sound dearly now, A hiKli. piei-t-iriK wail which split the quiet of the evening, mode her blood run cold us it rose shrill antl shut'p, and brought back the lerroi of anoUior closed the door late, lor from the hall ;ihove she hens-d ,1 crry, mid tho Lucy I She IKU! rorijoUon what this yoinid rims I EIICTUI to Lucy. Jcsbic'n \\-;is halCxvuy up the stairs when Tom erne iiiotliPi 's room, his f;tre He whir loci ntui we til Lucy'.-; room. Would she never reach Lhfl lop of that steep ni^lit of stairs, houi;bl Jc.ssica wildly, her foot ike, licr hc;irtl lOf? Shi; c; .1 ley's atiijLiisiicd f;tfe. color 1 of w;ix, lliin hands slrotrhecl ml blindly before lior, nmy-blnc wild atit] !crrifio(J. i.mjy'j bitter c.ry as Tom reached :ior v . "'I'oin—1 killed her. mother!" Tom wns titlini; T.ury in his arms. "Cull the doctor," he to .Jessica. "Your mother?" He shook his hood. She ro:id in his eyes \vhal he cnuld not pin into words. Mr=. Bhikc was (ie;id. A few moments Inter, as she stood in the hall below, Je.ssicn heard a^am, faintly, the pcm^ienL wail or Hie siren. An terrifying sound—ill-omened. H;ul thiil sound been responsible for n moment nf eonsciotisne?K in which Mrs. Hlako relived Hie horror of that Irngic nifiht in N'o- Another thought followed as Jcs-ii-a put hack the receiver ;>ucr calling tlie doctor. could manage without her now. (To Be Concluded) Ifemoniber Rolhrock's for PRESCRIPTIONS PHONE 4451 Ph. 3197

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