The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 29, 1953 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, July 29, 1953
Page 11
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 29,1958 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS PAGE ELEVEN OUR WARDING HOUSE — with Major Hoopfc HE'S MAK~ INS THAT FELLOW LOOK LIKE 1HE OF A TORMADo YOU KNOCK LflUGHWS BOY tX?«M.MAKE HIM SEE-UM ?OR6 HCX.& tH FLOOR WITH V0U^ LOOK LIKE QUINTUPLETS TO HIM .', FOR A .LITTLE SPIN OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams 'OH,NO/ VvHY, I'VE GOT THEM ALL ' FOR PA PR •HAL TO CARRY , • f TAKE 'EM OFF.' EVERY WORD ) If ow THOSE-PAPER* HA& TO y ,1 BE CCWEREP WITH PLAIN 4 ib PAPER./ ONE SENTENCE OR 1 II A PICTURE AKJP IT'S • WHV, J A L HAVEM'T READ THIS—I AIN'T , SEEN THAT.'" AMP J WE'RE STOCK WITH THEM ALL.' •WEE TH/N6.' iMELLO PLY LIKE /HELLO 1^ BL-OW- 6UNCHMP&IUOK 6EAPE OP VVO/MEN'v DIVISION!... WORKING THE POCKET STEEKW6 CONTROLS. NOW LETS see IF YOU CAN PgRFOBM SCWEHOW I'VE 60T JO6ET THAT V-93OH M A SATELLITE ORBIT -*™ BEFORE / CffVSU.MELLO, Beside the Laughing Water A Romance by LOUIS ARTHUR CUNNINGHAM ---- .. - Copyright 1953 bf NtA SIRYICE, Inc. . n hair pulled Into * chignon, wearing claaaVK and drew«d ptainlr* And she la. (o t*nchtnK ** •chool to she bn* tu orjett that nhp i*n» Gray «* lhe London *tnj*e, nnd (hut Hhr one* loved GHr« Wnylnnd. Archer Form, « tenpher at nearby St. Tlrlilo'*, a bny»' •rhnnl, who knew her 1» Londoa, meets her. II T ILITH felt her heart beat -*- 1 faster as she went with Archer up the wide granite steps into the high doorway of the lovely Gothic building that with five others and the chapel made up the school. A. tall, slender woman came hurrying along the corridor, her hands outstretched 1 . "Oh, Mr. Fenn! So you found her and brought her to us safelyl" "Yes, Miss Tail—here is your Miss Graeme. Now I do hope— as Cicero said about Archias, I think—ahem!—that she really should surpass the advance notices—as the press agent said about the two-headed rhinoceros." Marion Tail had iron gray hair, a kindly, rather angular face and keen black eyes which looked at Lilith with ready approval. "You're too honest to be a good press agent, Mr. Fenn," she said, smiling. "I did make the usual one-third discount on what you told us about Miss Graeme Recommendations are so hard to give and no matter how lucidly you describe a person you can be sure your listener is forming a , picture somewhat different from ;your own." Miss Tait took Lililh to her 'room—a large airy room with a dormer, with a good big desk (and lots of book-shelves. Lilith's trunks and boxes, sent by steamer, had arrived a few days previously. "Here's your cell, Miss Graeme And it's a good one. I lived here myself when I first came to Edgemcre 18 years ago." Lilith knew that one about the fleeting years. "It's a lovely room," she said, standing in the dormer and looking out at the jparkland, at the vast silver sweep iof the river. "I wonder if 1 shal! ibe here that long—" "You!" Miss Tait shook her She had wanted it and loved it, yet- head. "Oh, no, ; my dear. ] shouldn't think so." She was looking wisely at Lilith and behind the prim pince-nez her eyes twitched as Lilith turned and met their gaze. She knew she wasn't fooling this shrewd woman, that the good Miss Tait saw through th« schoolmarm disguise. "It'i « good lite, teaching. I [had a year at St. Ethelreda' [School in Shopshire. I loved it.' "Oh, yes, one can come to love (it. And there are a hundred (satisfactions to make up for the (crosses. But"—Miss Tait sighed -"comes a day when school opens for another term and you greet the new students—and it cornel to you with a shock that these are the children of the Kirls you taught years ago, that the wheel has gone full turn and you are exactly where you were two decades ago. No, my dear, { don't think you'll ever grow old here." There was something good and brave about this woman, something devout and almost holy that one finds now and then mong those who live with young minds and actually try to understand them, drawing something of eternal youth from their charges, renewing themselves with each year at the bright crystal fountain. 'The bell for dinner will ring hi 20 minutes, but there are only few of us and you needn't worry about being a little late." • • • L T dlnntr, which Archer m»de compliments not only to Miss Tait, but to Mademoiselle Leonie Frontin, the French mistress, and Miss Gale and Miss Vance, two very much set - in - the - mould teachers, Lilith knew a blessed feeling of ease and relaxation. These were good people, friendly peopie, and it was wonderful to have Archer Fenn there, a link with the past, a help in the present and one to count on in the future. In the niddy gold of the September evening Archer showed her over the grounds—the farm that supplied Edgemere and his own school, St. Bride's, the apple orchard, its trees bent with ripening fruit—Macintosh Reds, Fameuses, Russets, Pippins. Archer bad a canoe, one he had built himself from the lore the Indian chief, Louis Seneschal, had taught him—a long, slender, graceful thing, surprisingly strong with all its lightness. "Archer, it's lovely as dream." He settled Lilith cushions in the curving prow and went, himself, tall and brown as any Micmac or Malicete, in the stern, paddling smoothly, the water dripping silver from the wide paddle-biade. "Now," he said, "most Indians would get drowned if they tried to paddle a cnnoe. It's just a few old chiefs, like Eagle From Over the Water here, who keep the art alive." "You're doing a noble work, chief." Lilith was trailing her hand in the cool water. "This should be part of every girl's education, I didn't know such peace existed." Tt was here long ago," said Archer gravely. "Here on these hills and on the Laughing Water when thewfhHe man came, but, as usual'with the white man, it hasn't been the same for very long. There you are—" Two jets, from the Chatham air-base, streaked across the sky, bound for Greenwood—streaked with the speed of sound. "Give me of thy metal, Tin-Minel" "Poor Hiawatha!" Lilith was laughing at Archer's rueful parody. Archer had flown and fought in every theater of the. war. Yet there was nothing incongruous about his loving to paddle slowly, dreamily, over the moon-silver water. the near-distant shore the village clock chimed out 10 slow strokes and Archer headed for land. "Better not keep you out too ate, Lilith. They take the sidewalks in at 10:30 and anyway I forgot that you must be tired after that long air journey." Not in the least. Archer. This —this has been wonderful for m«. I cun't tell you—" me. And the spell will stay with you, but you'll find—we all do— that you'll get lonely. There will be days when the pull of the old things, the old lite, the old land, will be strong." The canoe grounded smoothly on the beach. He took her lightly in his arms and kissed her lips as lightly. She had wanted it and she loved it, yet there was no passion find from her no deep response. The stars stayed steady. "Lilithl" He released her and his hand touched her cheek. "I've always wanted to do that. It's always been you since I first saw you walking in that English lane, and I thought maybe the yean I've been away would make a difference. But it's not there for you, is it?" , She looked up at him almost pleadingly. Why had this to happen on such a perfect night! Yet she had known he would kiss her, wondering what his kiss would do to her. "I'm afraid not, Archer. I—I don't think it's there for any man. Oh, I'm sorry. I don't want to hurt you." "Think nothing of it, my sweet." He spoke lightly, but she could sense the bitterness of his disappointment. "Maybe in time you'll learn to assess at their proper value the pure gold o£ my' qualities of heart and mind, the high-carat content of—" "Oh, Archer, I know those things now. I've known them since I met you. When I'm with you I'm happy—happier, I think, than at any time. But I don't—" "I know." He sighed. "I don't set any bells to ringing, or fireworks to popping or sweet symphonies to playing. Just good old Archer with you, Lilith; and you're the only girl that ever made me want to ring balls and set off rockets and ail the rest of it—" "Let's not talk about it any more, Archer. I'd better be getting back to the school. It was a grand evening, one of the happiest of my life." A ND it had been. Not since the night she had become engaged to Giles Wayland had she Known such happiness. She was thinking of Giles—10 tall, «o strong, so full of life and fire, an they walked up the street and crossed the village green. There a floodlight still shone down on the war memorial—a huge granite cross, and there was a bronze plaque set in it with the names of those from the village who had died. She glanced down them Wly and the letters of his name seemed to spring at her from the scores of others— CAPTAIN GILES WAYLAND Television— Tonite, Tomorrow WMCT,.Memphis, Channel 5 WEDNESDAY NIGHT, JULY 29 6:00'Mirror Theatre 6:30 Break the Banlr 7:00 Nothing But The Best 7:30 This Is Your Life 8:00 Two For The Money 8:30 Boston Blackie 9:00 Mr. & Mrs. North 9:30 News Reporter 9:45 Tonight in Sports 9:55 Weather 10:00 Famous Playhouse 10:30 Larry Storch 11:30 N: /s 11:35 Industry On Parade 11:50 Sign Off THURSDAY, JULY 30 7:00 Today 7:'25 News 7:30 Today 7:55 News 8:00 Ding Dong School 8:30 Arthur Godfrey 9:00 Hawkins Falls 9:15 The Bennetts 9:30 Strike It Rich 10:00 Shopping At Home 10:15 Love of Life 10:30 Search for Tomorrow 10:45 Secrets of Glamour 11:00 Storyland 11:15 Guiding Light 11:30 Garry Moore 12:00 Meditation 12:10 News 12:20 Farm News 13:30 Homemakers Program 1:00 Break the Bank 1:30 Welcome Travelers 2:00 On Your Account 2:30 Ladies Choice 3:00 Atom Squad 3:15 Gabby Hayes 3:30 Howdy Doody 4:00 Berl Olswnnger 4:30 Wild Bill Hickok 5:00 Flicker Comics 5:15 News 5:25 Weatherman 5:30 Eddy Arnold 5:45 News Caravan 6:00 Best oi Groucho 6:30 TV Theatre 7:00 Dragnet 7:30 Theatre 8:00 Martin Kane 8:30 Arthur Godfrey 9:00 My Little Margie 9:30 News Reporter 9:45 Tonight in Sports 9:55 Weather 10:00 Playhouse of stars 10:30 Arthur Murray 11:00 News 11:05 Industry On Parade 11:20 Recital Hall 11:50 News 12:00 Sign Off FRECKLIS AND HIS FRIENDS THERE'S Mr FAVORITB PHQTD OP WCKLK / I HAVE- ONE JUST LKF ir IN MY PURSE—ALWAYS CARRY IT EVERYWHERE 1 SO/ can't do anything about a bigger air forc»—I'm not in that department!" OH, ZIP! HOW AWFUL! THERE'S BEEN SOME HORRIBLE ACCIDENT... THOSE THINSS UPSET ME SO...LETS <5O... I THINK. MY PLAN TO TAKE THAI CHICAGO OFFER IS BEST FOR EVERYONE CONCERNED, ZIF^ fl CAN'T BEAR THE THOUGHT OF LOSING YOU ASAIN. TONl! NEITHER OF US COULD BE HAPPY AS PAUPERS ...lOU'l.LtSVBZHAYE MONEY. .. FORBID THE THOUOff, SOMETHING UNFORESEEN HAPPENS TO JOAN...AS tT OB 1DHERALWTACMTUA-. ONE SECOND A fSSOti IS LIVING...THE NEXT THEY'RE NOT. 1 ACCIDENTS HAPPEN EVERY PAY... WE JUST CAN'T \ GET AWAY YEAR... WHAT WITH OUR BABY DUE TO ARRIVE SOON. YOU GO AHEAD AND TAKE A NICE TRIP MRS. ;BOTTS UP WHILE YOU'RE WE'LL OH, HOW ENVY YOU YOUR GRAND VACATION: A FEW MINUTE* LATER... YOU SETTER LEAVE K>UX WSE CRACKS HERE.WAC. KEENY HAS A VERY TOOK f SENSE OF HUMOR. THANKS FOR THE TIK PAL. YEAH. SURE, BOS6.' I'LL WAIT OUTSIPE 6TATE VOUR NAME AMP MJANGM QUICKLY AMP CONCISELY. NO TKICKtf PLEASE.' I HAV&AftUN. 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