The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 15, 1948 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 15, 1948
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THURSDAY. JANUARY 15, 1948 Three-Man Commission Splits Three Ways Over Truck Permit JJIATIIKVILLE (ARK.) COUR1EU NEWS By Boh Brown (United Prett staff Correspondent) UlTLE ROCK, Jan 15. <UI>>"i an unusual three-way .split which found one member of the Arkansas Public Service Conimk- «lon sccuslng his p«rtnera-oji-tlit- wnch of creattriK a monopoly. th« Commission yesterday refused to •rant (he Batesvllle Truck Line inc.. permission lo haul freight between Little Rock and Uatcsvllle Ark. ' The prevailing opinion, written by Commissioner Richard McCullough, found that "the proposed service Is not required bv present or future public convenience or necessity" and that the present service to Batesvllle Is "reasonably adequate." Commission chairman c C. wine concurred with McCullough In the denial but failed to arrlv p at his conclusions by the same reasoning. He did not outline his reAsonlng !n the written order but told United Press that he objected to grunting a permit to a man «-ho liart been discharged by the opnosine and O ro- testhij! Inick line. The application was protested by Arkansas Motor Fleleht Lines. Inc.. and the Missouri Pacific nailrorcd. Gilbert p Tu-woll. prfsldr>nt of the newly-fonncd Batesvillp Freight Lines, originally was employed by Arkansas Motor Freight as n local a«ent in Hatesviltc. The record in the case shows he was rtichasi-ped last July. In explaining his decision Wine aaln that "according to my think- Ine -iiiKwell was guilty of one of two thinKs He either failed to do a good job while with Arkansas Motors or he. used his position to promote a demand for his own truck line." Commissioner O. E. Wcstfall, In a strongly-worded dissenting opinion—the first in the history of the present commission—declared that •testimony last Oct. 1:1 supported Th* need for another rtuck line. He lambasted the present oncra- tors by saying that "with all of their available facilities they li"ve failed for many years to render Vie business Interests of the city an adequate and convenient service. He accused the other commissioners of-approving a monopoly In ; Batesvllle and said "this well illustrates that the power of a gov- ••' ernment to license or to withhold a license.. .can impede development ... of, and may destrov the business of .* community or city.** Such action, he said "leaves the development of a city a victim of conditions and circumstances over which it has no control." GOP Leaders Promise Relief for G.I. Students WASHINGTON. Jan. 15 <UP) — House GOP Leaders yesterday promised early consideration of rising: demands by veterans for « boost in living .allowances for GI scholars. Rules Committee chairman Leo • E. Allen. R.. III., said the Issue jX> would be laid before the House ^ Steering Committee promptly. The Steering Committee includes most top Republicans. Long Drink Harry Sloan, still -walking champion of the world, stops at a pub in llaningay, England, for a glass of beer—and gel's it from second-story window. Sloan started as a circus performer when he was 6 years old and gradually worked up to the 22- foot stilts he's pictured using. Polio Drive 'Poster Kid 1 Visits Truman WASHINGTON. Jan. 15 (UP) — A (ousel-hniicrt three-year-old hobbled Into the While House yesterday. Wearing a wide grin and brace* on his legs, he threw his arms around President Truman's neclc and said, 'You're sweet." The youngster was Terry Tilling, the "Poster Kid" of the March of Dimes infantile paralysis fund cam- p.ilsn, He Is (he son of Mr. and Mrs Clarence E. Tullos of Laurel, Miss. The boy suffered nn attack >f polio before he was/a year old. Hut now he walks and plays with the aid of braces on his less. He thoroughly enjoyed his visit to the White House. He posed for photographers wllh Mr. Truman after giving him » teller of Inlro- rtucllon from Gov. p. L. Wright of Mississippi. Completely at case, the boy chatted and smiled happily while visiting with the pie.sldent. He hart only one dLsanpoliUmcm. He wanted lo see the president's new pup. FeHet. But Mr. Truman told him the cocker spaniel was at the vet's. Tony's appearance at the White House officially opened (he March of Dimes fund-raising campaign Five Killed, Four Injured Seriously As Trains Hit MONTREAL. Jan. 15. IUPI — 'Merry' Mayor? PAGE THIRTEEN MM. Dull, Foster Froemrr.lng, former ZleRfeld Follies girl who was named "prettiest girl in Wisconsin" in 11)20, is a non- imrlisiin candidate Tor mayor or Milwaukee. Wis. The specially Kirl in the 11)19 Follies, "A Pretty Girl Is Like « Melody," promises a "merrier, mightier, more modern Milwaukee. I'aymenl [Icffrrril BALDWIN. On. (UI'l-ll was a lonu lime to wait, but depositors -.,. • - *"• \\ji i^— iuu;s UINI" LU wnit bill (iclin^Hni'^ Hvc persons uero killed and tour'of Ihe Baldwin Sate Bin k-w hlch c^M^ra^-K SEX,^s,ri™ ™»!E ^r^'herc -STi."""" "' - -yesterday. An express from Quebec to Sen- nctcrre crashed Into the rear of a train running ahead of It to the same destination. Forty passengers wer e reiwrtcd slightly Injured In addition to the serious casualties. Wlkc.s k a .small way stalion near Parent, Que. loyalists who had become disillu- i sloned with Russia and wanted' to escape. i For several days there had been rumors here that.the Russians and Argentines were Involved in a dip- • lomatic incident. It iva s confirmed by diplomatic sources IThat a' So- > viet protest Is before the Argcn- j tine government although official details were lacking CALL EVANS GROCERY For Free Delivery 2597 313 South Second Guaranteed RADIO REPAIR by Kx'icrt Call 8!1 Brooks Music Store 107 E. Main By Rene Ryerson Mart c« P ,,,jh, br NEA S«YICE INC "JM1KRE was only one tiling 1 wanted lo do then and lhat was to go hack there and get a bullet in some place more vital than a man's righl hand. Hut ot ourse, they wouldn't send me Smuggling of Pair Out Of Russia Irks Soviets WASHINGTON. Jan. 15. (UP1 — he Soviet Union has protested liersoiia jiuiuerj in jarjfe It was learned yesterday. One unconfirmed report said the two p«rson» were former Spanish Buv Now Pay Next Fall Vi Down—Bol. Oct. 1 HUBBARD Furniture Co. Steel Oil Barrel Racks Anj Size T. L. MABRY MISSOURI ST. PH. 3W7 XXX •^ MAN'S love :s a curious thing. It can possess him ^absolutely ; for moments. But it can never possess him altogether. It is never ! as strong in him as the urge lo action, the challenge to combat which his work afford:, him. And so Bob. who a moment be(ore had been conscious only of his love for me. could now forget me completely. Forget me so that even his thought for my safety was an afterthought. All his faculties. all his desire, ill his driving energy were focused now on solving tliis case. Meekly I got my things and followed him out to the police cruiser. We went down Sunset to La Brea and turned right. He had a bachelor apartment, just a living room, bedroom, bath and a kitchenette of sorts in an alcove. He took me in and showed me around and said he^ thought I'd be comforlable. "Lock the door when I leave," he said, "fl nd don't let anyone in until I come back." That was hours later. After midnight—nearly one o'clock. In the meantime I had foraged in his ice box and found a chop and the makings of a salad and had napped fitfully on the wide studio couch in his living room. But mostly I had just sat and smoked and listened for his return and thought about him. The way his bla'ck hair swept up and back from his forehead, the way his gray eyes could be hard as steel or as gcnllc and soft as «. kitten. And the way his voice changed when he said my name, becoming at once deeper and intimate and warm. I heard his footsteps at last and knew them even before he pressed the door buzzer. I sprang up and unlocked (he door and let him in. He looked tired but triumphant. He looked at me and he smiled. Hi» grin wai > cocky, self-satis- fled thin»_a 8 tf n « had done it all by himself. "You were richl," he said. "Hi(;ht on every score Now—if she'll only [all into our trap." • • « JJE threw his hat rt a table and sat down and I got a ciuarct and put it between his lips and lit it for him and sat down on the arm of his chair. I smoothed his rumpled hair. He looked up at me still grinning and asked, "Haven't you been in bed? It's late." I shook my head. "No—I was waiting up for you.'* He made the usual gesture thuti about sleeping on |he couch in the living room while I used the bedroom and 1 said: "Nonsense. Neither oi us can sleep tonight- and you know it." He nodded. "] guess you're right. What about eating, then? I'm famished." So i made coffee and Eiob fried bacon and eggs and sliced pickles and onions and made some huge sandwiches and we ate and smoked and talked. We talked a lot about the case and about everything that had happened «, far and about what we were prayiny would happen in Ihe morning when we sprang our trap. But we lalkcd about ourselves loo. Bob told me how he had felt when he cnme back lo consciousness in lhat hospital in France and found that his right hand was hopelessly mangled. "They lold me that they could graft skin and make it look all right, but it wouldn't be much use to me. "Look all right—the devil with that. What I had lo do was paint with it. Paint the greal, ihe poignant, the immortal pictures nf World War II. All those hundreds of sketches I'd been making ever since 1 got in the Army, skclehc' of battle;, and men I'd seen. Made them on the spot so I'd never forget. . . . And then they told me I'd never paint againl service. hack inlo active There happened lo be one doctor i lhal hospital who had some sense. He saw what was happening lo me. He knew if I didn't gel action of some kind I'd go insane. "He had influence and lie pulled strings and had me transferred to Intelligence. 1 could speak Italian pretty well; I'd grown up in an Ilaliar. part of our town. So they sent me down to Italy. My job wns to find out from tile civilians ''KKCKLKS& HIS KltlKNDS toy MERRILL BLOSSEB THING, in AW UNCONSCIOUS MAN! voutee A iRBAOiECOUS WCWM, HILDA/ Vbu HAVE/TT SEEM -VET; eer eusy AND Ten. THE POLICE WE WERE ALL JUSF KIDOINS; on,THAT? SIMPLE' MY PALS IHOUOHr II" WOULD BE IB PULL A UirlE fKH,f- OPON MS.' TOEY AD THEIR Fuw.aur WHEW you GUVS UP, I i UR CD1AN ' OKAY.' START TALKIMG, SMITH WHA1 _ 11IIS ABOur DUEL '! So YOU PIAVCD POSSUM THAT 1 HA. I WHO'S LAUSH- W& MOW? n n *,hh, 'n . -. « next thing he'll be wanting: Is a sports convorlible! liul Hit- Trulh 'ft think they're By AL VERMEER Just look at her, Hate/! Isn't she "icture? ! tfi/nff five is really tfie cutest age /or qi pretty cute >v//cn they're around 19 coo Anollier C'tistonici Itei bypass tlie powde Ky MICHAEL O'iMALLKY iind RALPH LANE fcKCUSE ME TOR A MINUTF, MR. fGATE.MYFACE NEEDS HXING. EVERYTHING'S GOING tlW.AGAU'S UWIHG UP A'ICXFYS LIKE UtEY B/CRE AMIK room and otie&k out the back door. Then I Got busy. SURE.SIS. WLl TAKE HIM "0*E AND WORK ON HIM [ILL HE SPIUS HIE MANS ABOUr 11115 DIAMOND GANG. . WIS ISrt PRETTY 010 6A& FOR DISPOSING OF A DRINK, BUf ll'S WORKtD 50 MR, BHTER IFAVE THOUGH, BEEORtTHIS GUV PUTS HIS 5IIOE5 BACK ON. WASH TUBBS and the priests, noji-comb.ilaiils like that, what had happened to the airmen who were shot clown behind the German and Italian lines. If they died when they crashed or if fh<>y lived and were hung or shot or tortured ami if so who was responsible. 1 guess I was pretty good at it. "I worked with another oflicer who had been on the Los Angeles police force here before the war. He told me lo hunt him up atler I got back if I ever wanted a police job—and here 1 am." Daylight came and Ihe hands of my watch crept around to seven o'clock. We had to break it up. Bob reached across the (able and touched one of my cold hands. "Nervous?" "What do you think?" He smiled at me. Smilec. u^,, into my eyes. He tried to pour courage inlo me. "Don't he " he said softly. "I've got a hunch it's going lo work." I tried to smile, loo, but my lips were still. "What are your hunches worth?" "They're worth a million dollars apiece. For instance. I hail n hunch I was goiug to fall for you tlie litsl moment I saw you. t couldn't get you oul nf my head." I tried lo be flippant, too. did you?" [Job came around tlie (ahle then and look me in his arms and Ibis time he kissed me. And liis kisses weren't like cold water running over my lips. (To B« Continued) GOSH 0'Mienrv, DR. GRIISEC'. I CAM'T BELIEVE MiS OWN ei£&\ By LESLIE TURNER —^ _ I*^M ^^ m *«« *t v>ununueai OUT OUR WAY By J. R. WHIioms.Our BoordingTI^e^ith Moj. Hoo^Te -GAD,Tv. "-< CHAGRIM/ I WAS SHOWIKJG MISS AlRV HOW 1 CARRIED A FAULEM COMRRDE FROM, THE 6M.OVi.c- F1LLED BWTLeFieLO — vjn ew THieoLD WOUMD BEGAN TO ACT UP— jjQVN -L CA^'T STRAlGUTert r\\N 05L5ALLV SUPPLE WERE YOU 6iTTlWG (M '•i A DRWPT AGAiM P| CAVING CRlBBAGE AT TH& OWLS CLUB ? —YOU'D BETTER SLOW DOVMM OMTi4E CURVES, MfVSOR -—-YOU'RE MOT AS VOUMG AS TOP \c, VOl) HOLY SMOKE! THEN VClfRE NOT KIDDlM'i fOLI REMLV COULD M^kE A M-FOOIEK CUTA WE ? SEE. I'UE AIWM5 \ MS TIME MM BE WAWTED TO 8E \5HORT, HK.aiSBS IMLERl BUT THIS.,. THERE'5-JONE TC WIW ir'SFANTAsriCl I WASTE WHILE t SOTTA THINK ir I CAM PO MltH BETTEC THAW THAT, MR •iOU WAtLOW IU INDECISION! 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