The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 17, 1955 · Page 17
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THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 1958 BITTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWg PAGE SEVENTEEN OUR BOARDING HOUSE — with Major Heopl* OUT OUR WAY By J. R. William 1 POW'T HAVE TO } YOUR IDEA ? If now ABOUT " PATOOMME,WPlCTL)EES2 YOU SLJT DID YOU tLpUGHTA TOSS IN HAVE Me !\ VOUK Bis- < HYPMOTIZeD/SAMS HUMTIMS . WHEN T < \OOTFlT, 6TAKJD- ihie on A BEAR -rue «> v-. Rus WITH GUESS WHO PUT ^N THAT DI5COUEA66R I ;Vr FULL OP DIPLOMAS HEROES AEE MAPE-WOT BOEtJ . ^ ^ Wow HERE'S A Ntw WE \ BY_AU THANKS/.* HUM— M — HUM—DUM-- ---WHEN I SET MT NEXT BOOK README ASSI6NMEMT/ BRIEFLY. ID SAY ITV*.S ABOUT THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF A MUSICAL GENIUS WHO DRIFTS FEOW ONE JOB TO ANOTHER--- WITH A LITTLE MORE MEANS, SUBSTAMCE...WOULD YOU / Bur SOME CARE To HEAR THE PLOT? / QIHEP-TIWE— MISS STOME WHATS THIS NEW BOCK. ALL ABOUT? EASTMAN KODAKS Movie Cameras KIRBY DRUGSTORES PAINT & WALL PAPER FREE ESTIMATES LOW PRICES E. C. Robinson Lbr. Co. Phone 3-4551 EXPERT WATER PUMP REPAIR Hubbard Hardware Phone 2-2015 «( friend itnrk hnx of Jerry CtpTTW* 1954, f*U, Mtrt 1 C THE STOUT t Itnrk < HrrkHt>r LlMcr, fnihrr of hU l,c whn KMih hln <>»n life, • Int-trd to trll the •lor Llklcr'K dentk. • • • II 'pHE story slarte (I began) almost two years ago, when Jerry and I drove down to the State game. There was the usual push and Jostle around the turnstile. And R classmate whose name neither of us could recall who seemed unwholesomely glad to see us. Once inside the gate, we brushed through a phalanx of freshmen who wanted to sell us programs, cushions, and souvenirs. , The muffled blare of bands was pouring down the tunnels from the bowl. We shuffled down our tunnel with the roar of 70,000 people comfng at us from the other end, louder and louder. Then the field, amnzinfily green nnd mathematically striped with while, and on it the two teams, wanning up. (Dr. Lister moved a little in his chair and said, "Don't bother with all these details, Bark, unless you want to." {"I'Ve got to tell the thing this way," I replied. "These things are all part of the picture. You won't find the answer anywhere but in the whole slory. Besides. something happened at the game that may have a meaning.") We were going to kick off. Our boys were strung ncross the field Just behind their own 40- jard Jine. They looked fine with the sun catching their gold helmets and their light-gray jerseys new and clean. The State doyen, in red and black, weren't so prel- i} 1 , bui tney IOOKCQ HKC bail players. There's something about fcickolf, something indescribable and thrilling. It's the curtain going up on a new play, it's the little white rouletle ball clicking Into the compartment, it's waking up Christmas morning when you're 10 years old. Underneath the ball as it tumbled end over end through the air the two teams flowed into each other Men were sprawling out on the grass. The kick was coming down in coffin corner; the State man who caught it never had chance. Thompson and Ivos, Joins, hit him like a ton of bricks. And as he went down, the ball BQUirted out of his arms; one of our gray jerseys fell on it instantly. The noise in the bowJ wa* terrific. We tried a tackle slant that didn't gain a thing, and then on the next piny Monenson started around right end. He was a beautiful ball-carrier, always driving fast with his knees high. He went over the line standing up. The red nnd black jcrsoys were mad, Their line was charging like bulls, the interfering backs were diving at our boys savagely, and little by little the ball worked its way up the field till the two lines were right below us. Jerry was watching the play like a hnwk and silently except for ,n few professional comments to mo out of the side of his mouth. He'd mndo his own letter senior* year, and perhaps he was too technically intent to notice a thing that began to make • curious impression on me. Something was happening to the crowd. • * * NOW, comparatively, it was crowinf quitter and quitur in PkMtaM *7 WA Snk«.-|M. LeXormand's article brought down a storm of abuse. Apparently the boys In the utronomy lra K ur doubted everything: about M. the bowl. Even up in our seals we began (o hear- the hoarse, panting voice of the quarterback calling out the starting numbers, and the thud of the tackles. There were almost no cheers. Seventy thousand people were sitting silent, leaning forward in their scats, welded into one unit, I began to realize. The back of my neck prickled with awareness of the mass emotion focused on the two lenrns, the game uelow us, The whole bowl was filled with human excitement, with hope and fear, with longing for triumph or a desperation of defense. Once I'd noticed it, it seemed to me I could almost taste the thing in the air. It was more real than the blue h,ize of tobacco smoke rising lazily up the slope of the stands. I was aware of frightening power without control, of a field of force in some other dimension than our usual three. Perhaps in that fourth dimension of time, for I have no idea how long the whole thing lasted. It may have been only a minute or two, possibly no more than a few seconds. Anyway, it ended when Stanwicz, the State halfback, faded back and arched a long pass dead into the hands of his own right end, who scored right then and there. 'Let's have a drink," said Jerry. "We're always suckers for forward passes. That end ought to have been covered." I gave him the flask and took a small one myself after he was through. Just then State missed the try-for-point, and the score was still in our favor, 7 to 6. Jerry grinned. I kept waiting to feel that sense of crowd unity and mass emo- [ion, but it did not develop again. The game was grand, but it remained n spectacle and nothing more. When the timekeeper's pistol cracked for the end the wore was .siiiJ 7 to 6. * * * ! SO Jeremiah Lister and Borke- cy M. Jones stood outside the gate of , the stadium, whence 3ractlcally nil bul them had fled. [t wan nearly dark; the stars were splattering all except the western sky, and It was cold a? Sibtrl*. M U Menu prtiU JUU. just heading back to New York now. Our first time here in two years," Jerry said. There was something in that. "We could drop round and see the boys at the Lodge." Us members always referred to our fraternity as "the Lodge." "No. Let's go see LeNormand." It seemed inappropriate. I thought of that middle-aged, punctilious, intellectual scholar. 1 went along. Jerry had always liked LeNormand—he'd been the only man our year to take the course in celestial mechanics—and he and LeNormand used to spend whole nights in the observatory, talking over everything under as well as in the heavens. LeNormand must have been lonely after he came over to this country. The University had bribed him away from some English college. When he got here he found most of us pretty unregenerate, astronomi- cfllJy speaking, and the new equipment he'd been promised somehow never did materialize. So he kept to himself, did what research he could, I suppose, with the inadequate telescope already there, and only let himself go with one or two intimates on the faculty, and with Jerry. • • • OUR senior year he published something entitled, as near as I can recall it, "A Fundamental Critique of the Einstein Space- Time Continuum." I found it unreadable, myself—out of the Ti'st 50 words I knew the meaning of only 28, and it turned out later that I was wrong about one of those. Jerry waded through t, and with the help of his bull sessions with the author, claimed ic knew what it was all about. That's not important, perhaps; what matters is that the article wrought down a storm of abuse on LcNormnnd. Apparently the rest of the boys in the astronomy league doubted everything about H from its mnlhcmntics to LcNormand's sanity. If he hadn't been such a famous man to begin with, Jerry thought, they'd have sked him to resign from the faculty. IT* IW KOOLVENT ALUMINUM AWNINGS CALL NOW Ph. 3-4293 FOR FREE ESTIMATE SMITH AWNING CO. 113 S. First RADIATOR WORK • Boiled Out • Repaired • Flo Tesfed • Re-cored ALL WORK GUARANTEED GROVER'S RADIATOR WORKS 5«« Cl. Ltkc Aye. "With all these here new wonder drug*, Wt like oldiimen when I sell a box of Epsom salt*!" "Pop's writing a book—how to raise a daughter and bear it!" 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