The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 29, 1955 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 29, 1955
Page 13
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FRIDAY, APRIL 29,\19W BLTnOTILLI (ARK.). COUUffiR KIWI PAOB THIRTEEN OUR WARDING HOUSI — with M«j«r Itoplt OUT OUR WAY Iv J. R. WilltaiM rtOM'SirCOMC uTtfKScM /uttrnutot OH. MOP: YDO-MOO/ HOP HAWK IN CM, HOP COMB HEM AMMUTE, HWX-ICUI WDrJ'T MBAM TO JCABC XPU JAKS.' — MO,THAT'* CWIY DRESS/—THS /V.A3C* WPMT ?ee? IMS IWCIPS KB cetf " — US MA4fiT.tVSNj fCAK HrTTEK *»*£»» THAW ^^ VWPOON 1CU VBLL (\ CUR fl**** «UtHEAD \ \HOUSHtH ~™' n «3«8* HA-HA/1 VJAS SlST LAB/-~1 -See SOME Juice ^ -IHI« euASS—tf tHXT THS VlTA^AlWT F6« NYLOfsi SKlM KC 1 * »'AK>UT — 16 -me tfOLoed tetct, SAW, Af4o »^U«« THE PCAWIM6 CARP ,IT> UrCEXJU ID MEET BAZOO BOTTB. ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER. rrsA PLEASURE, MR- . Boris/ TtUvicion — Tonight Tomorrow — WMCT Chonntl 5, t WHBQ Chonn.l 13 WMCT Channel 5 Friday night April 29 «:00 Wild Bill HlcXolt 6:30 Life or Rtley 7:00 Big Story 7:30 Gene Autry 8:00 Cavalcade of Suorts 8:45 Sports Spotlight fi:00 Herb Parsons 9:30 News Reporter 9:45 Lorctt* Young 10:15 Weather 10:20 Tonight 11:00 Mystery Theatre 11:30 Sign Off Saturday, April 30 7:30 News if Meditation 7:45 Story Time 8:00 PinXy Lee Sho-w 8:30 Paul Wlnchell- Jerry Mahoney 9:00 Tunay Boners 8:30 Western Theatr* 10:30 Pride of the Southland 11:00 Cartoon Carnival 11:30 Space Cadets 12:00 Slim Rhodes 12:30 Rough RWert 1:30 Memphis School Band 3:00 Bronco Round-up 3:00 Young Artists 3:30 Soldier Parade 4:00 Bob CummlngB Show 4:30 Quiz 'Km on the Air 5:00 It's A Great Life . 5:30 Lone Ranger 6:00 Mlcfcey Rooney 6:30 So This IB Hollywood 7:00 Imogen* Coca 7:30 Donald O'Connor 8:00 George Oobei 8:30 Hit Parade 6:00 To Be Announced 9-30 Paris Precinct 10:00 My Little Margie 10:30 The Vise 11:00 Myitery Theatre 11:30 Sign Off WHBQ Channel 11 Friday night April » 6:00 Mama 6:30 Topjwr 7:00 Ellery Queen ' 7:30 Our Mlfia Brooks 8:00 The Line Up 8:30 Mayor of the Town 9:00 Bit Town 8:30 Do Tou Know Why 8:35 Pep*l Cola Playhouse 10:05 Weather 10:10 Hews 10:15 Late Show Saturday, AprH 3» 8:45 Tope 9:00 Wln)ty Dink * Tou 9:30 Captain Midnight 10:00 Big Top 11:00 Buffalo Bill. Jr. 11:30 Barker Bill 11:45 Dizzy De»n 12:00 Baseball a:» Shop Talk With Don 2:45 HOW To UTB Om Vrlret 3:00 WMtern Theatn 4:30 Annie Oakley 5:00 Freddie Burnt' WHt*rn Theatre 5:30 B«at th* Clock 6:00 Jackie Oleaaoh 7:00 Two for the Money 7:30 Favorite Huibnad 8:00 Million Dollar Movie 9:50 Weather 9:93 Hewv 10:00. Mart Sab«r 10:30 Hollywood W refilling SMALLEST The snew is the smallest of the mergansers, a fish-eating duck of KeeLVim ALVMW¥M AWNIN«S FOR FREE ESTIMATE CALL NOW Ph. 3-4293 SMITH AWNING CO. 113 S. First northern Europe and Asia. It Is particularly expert at diving for ite food. RADIATOR WORK • Boiled Out • Repaired • Flo Tested • Re-cored ALL WORK GUARANTEED GROVER'S RADIATOR WORKS JM CL L»kt An. Ph. 1-IM1 Courier N«wi OluelliKl Acto Paint Closeout Mu; TTPH »4 C«l>n 1 Prict Hubbard Hardware EXPERT WATER PUMP REPAIR Hubbard Hardware Ph<ne 2-2115 DEATH OF A LEGEND By WHX HENRY THB STORTi When the »««»HUM bnnris operated n\nn K th* KnnniiM - Mifmonri border durlnc tfcc Civil \Vnr. .lesnt Jnrnp* triem Join them. IH whe e«p(ed by "Bloody Bfll" Ander- III THE youthful soldier aboard the North Missouri's train No. 66 was surely not 18. The freshness of his skin, its lack of beard, the tousle of his blond hair all bore clear witness to that. A Howard County boy, he wore the uniform of the Sixth Missouri Guards, and was not nearly so interested in the approaching stop as were his coach companions. He had, after all, seen Centralia many times. But as the train slowed now, his blue eyes suddenly narrowed at the milling rank of horsemen blocking the station-house. He gasped aloud, his frightened glance fastening on the slender, gun-belted youth sidestepping the fine black horse along the depot platform. "It's Jesse James!" Ten minutes after his startled cry, the boy was kneeling alongside the North Missouri's tracks facing the morning sun and his Maker, Flanking him were the other Union soldiers taken off the train at gunpoint by the rebel- yellins <nwrrUas. IVwn the long line of kneeling prisoners Jesse, Frank, George Todd and Bloody Bill Anderson moved methodically. When the last of their guns had barked I Is heavy echo across th* meadow beyond the tracks, the toll of Federal dead stood at 75_evcry last Union soldier found aboard the North Missouri's train No. -fi6. With the grisly execution done, the guerrillas gathered in an orderly column of fours and rode unhurriedly out o( town, When the last of them was gone, the dazed citizens of Centrali* gathered to start at the soldier dead. Shortly, still moving in stunned lilcnce, the townfolk uroduwd mattocks, spades and shovels. Within the hour, the last of the pitiful windrow of trooper bodies was spaded under, buried without memory of name or rank in a common, open grave. Five miles south of Centralia, riding ram-rod straight with Frank at the rear of the retreating guerrilla column, Jesse looked for Cole. Presently he saw him, jogging his bay, head down and alone, some distance ahead. Cole glanced up as Jesse eased the black down to match the jog- trot of the bay. "And where were you when we lined up them bluer bellies?" demanded the tatter belligerently. "I didn't see no Younger lead being put to use." Cole stared back at him, saw that he was blinking rapidly. Dingus was really mad about it; he wasn't just horsing now. * * * SOMEWHERE in the back oi hii adventurous mind, Cole Younger had a line. As long as he followed Jesse, and h« followed him to the last, he never stepped across it. He had known about that line sine* barefoot boyhood. He knew, now, that it would cut between him and Dingus James until th* last horse wai shot out from under either one oi them. When the kneeling troopers had just now slumped into the gravel of the North Missouri's right-of-way, his gun had been cold in its holster. He had always accounted for his lair share along with the others, that was certain. But he had never shot a defenseless human being. And he had never,killed a dof. Up to Centralia the outlaw campaign had been a signal success. Now, the North was at last aroused. Blue patrols rode the back-country lanes around the clock. As usual, the guerrillas vanished. And, as usual, waited their chance to rcgalher anc strike again. The chance did no 1 come. By the fall of 1864 the raider* were forced to tht last nvort—atlachio* ihamaafrw to ;ome unit of the regular Confederate Army. The unit they chose was the Missouri Corps of General Sterling Price. . Jessa, second now only to Todd, Anderson and Quantrill in the juerrilla commrl d, led his followers into Price's regiment late in September. Riding with the regular cavalry of fabled fellow- Vlissourian, Jo Shelby, he was in .ime to see George Todd killed eading a charge in the October raid on Independence. The fol- owing month he saw the bearded lead of Bloody Bill Anderson speared upon a telegraph pole in Missouri City, where he fell in a raid designed to cover Price's retreat to the south. * * • THE guerrillas, following Shelby and Price in their desperate attempt to cut their way through .0 Texas, got only as far as White , Ark. There QuantriH proposed to abandon the regulars and strike for Kentucky. Jesse latly refused the defection, Quantrill departed .with his fol- .owers that same evening. His srief ride into the land of the slue grass, with its swift oblivion under the guns of the Union guerrillas of Edward Terrill in Spencer County, Kentucky, is school- aoy history in the Border States, Frank had gone with Quantrill, and so had Jim Younger, Cole's dour older brother. Cole, himself.' sickened by Centralia, and evidencing the only document- able loyalty to the South of any of the outlaw band, save for Frank's bobtailed tour with Price's original command ol Stale Guards, had enlisted in the regular Confederate Army and been transferred to Louisiana. Of the fading hierarchy of border irregulars, only Jesse and a hard core of Todd's and Anderson's faithful remained. The cutrrUli horsemen were galloping through Cane Hill, into the Cherokee Nation. The tiny frontier town was too empty. Too quiet. Too late, they realized that the wind lay behind them. 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