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ONDAT, MARCH 8, 1948 BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PACT T OUR WAY By J. R. Williams Our Boarding House with Maj. Hoople OH, NOTHIMS V6RV UNUSUAL--I JUST POM'T USE MY HEAD ENOUGH, 15 ALL.' I HUNQ THE KITCHEM STOOL IN THERE TO KEEP HIM FROM COING TRICK ON IT YALE ? MEYER MCAftO OF IS. 1 , 6OT IOS HITS INl I3O TIMES TO BATT — 78 OF 'EM WAS HOME: Ri>*i?-« I'D A-&OT MORE THE MM^&ER 'toco ME 10 LP.V OFF OtJ ACCOOJTl OP we WAS LOSIKV TOO M.WOV BALLS.' WHAI & HE MADE IT INTO. A CAGE FORA SVILP PET OR SOMETMIWT GAD, OSCAR i VOO S*f YbO COMPILED A BATTICJG AV6RWJ& F.83I LAST SEASON?-~-W/9OV, OO ARE PLACirOG A TRAlKi UPONi M.V «-X BATTED .fcS .AT VAL6 THW RECORD OM6R AGMKS SLOV^ WHY MOTHERS GET GRAV . S. Birt/irafe AH-Time High BW YORK (UP)—Same 3,000,- bie.^ were born in the United tes in 1047 to set an all-lime ord, the National Industrial ference Board reports- he fir.st two years after the produced far more babies than first two years of the war, en births jumped lo a new hli'li, board said. In fuct, the second r of the, war, 1B43, produced XXJ.OOO fewer babies than were ported for 1917. The increased number of births d boosted the population by 13,,000 since 1939. However. 1948 rtlis are expected to fall below lose of last year because 300,000 :wer couples were married In 194' mn In 1916. ft 0 By lone © BY IONC SANDBERG SHRIBER. DISTRIBUTED BY NEA SERVICE. LNC Till: *TOHYi Ann Hunt-run 1» our hi krr unii Injc lo miirjrr npprar HM merit h>ild Ini-ludr* hrr kii»l >] Hu.fc, n hitclrrloloKLtl i Gay. Itn.h'a "I- Irncllvr younjt Ijili n.tUlunli l.nurlr. Ann 1 * brMilNltun* IU-7rnr- old »t«ler: 'I 1 ! ' ' ' ' lit. Thr ild Hind*. Ai old frlriid . A Kit l»n« IIIHI nuTly rnCHti'd A»;ilijrxln(lDn from the jut* Jtrrplnce In her rnOM dur- inar ihr iil^fcf !lii"K »riT. vhr ran Ihiink HJndN tor hrr rc»cu*. Driving Group Sets kt Standards HARRISBURG, Pa, (UP)—A moist who becomes a member of ennsylvanla's new Safe Driver eague promises to. Drive within the legal speed t and with regard to road and at her conditions. 2. Come to a complete stop a tall p signs. 3. Refrain from driving while inking. 4. Pass only when It can b« done gaily and safely. The league is sponsored by Gov, imes H. Duff's Highway Safety nference. Each member receives automobile window sticker. 'exas Cowboy Boots Develop New Look FORT WORTH, Tex. tUPi— An-her new look ha* Invaded the t. pwboy boots are changing «. There is a trend away Ironi r old Texas trademark of high- elcd boots. Lately, cowmen have en taking to "low" heels of about ne and one-quarter inch high. Used to p be that cowboys tee- ered around on. heels up to three iches high. XIII fT was mornjug and she was atone again with the Tear. It was tike a cocoon wrapped tightly around ner, isolating her, suffocating her even as she jreathed. She was aware that they were all being kind lo ner, that I hey were deliberately ignoring last i i glit a nd 'what h nd h ap rjt uecl. i'hey tnlkea instead about Rinda's 10 ing into Cleveland for a (ew Jays to visit Don Allison's aunt, and whether Gay wanted lo take her vacation in July or August, She went directly to the front porch after she finished her breakfast. She wanted to get away from them. She pulled her chair around so that its back was to the wall of the house; sitting in it she would ee anyone approaching her from ny direction. That was idiotic of icr, she realized even as she pulled the chair around. This 'tenth of hers was going to look , ike. an accident. There would be no suggestion of murder. The .nnids and the cook had :Pturned by bus this morning and Porto Rico KILN DRIED SWEET POTATOES Delivered to Your Door Phones 4677—2986 Buck Meharg Produce 401 £. Main Si lizard accessories. It wns • beautifully tailored suit. Rinda looked smart. And only the fine lines about hei eyes betrayed tb« strain of last night. "Are you nil right. Ann?* 1 she asked. "Co you want anything?" "Not a thing." Ann said (Irmly. "I'm fine. Arc you ready to go?" • • » V>INDA nodded, began pulling on •*•*• her short while cotton gloves. "Tommy and Laurie said they'd take me to the station. . . , Ann. everyone seems to be occupied now so I thought it wns a good time for us lo tnlk." She smiled but there was a hint of uneasiness about her. "We do have lo talk you know. M "We do not,** Ann said. The words sounded harsh and flat bu she wasn't sorry. She really didn' —nil, It wns yenis later—when h« vas i» New York one evening. H was before he'd c.omr there (o ork. We had dinner." The loveIj >si- colm s\ve|)t upward in her ace. "You'll like Don." 'I'm sure.o! It, Rind«—" Ann'i icart thudded briefly »nd then she snid, stillly s«U-eonsciouft. "L mven't tlianked you properly, cither. 1 don't know exactly how o go iibont it—I've never thimked inyone before (or saving my ll(e want to talk about Rinda and Don and Kelly Winton and Bob. "Oh. yes. we do," Rinda said "After last night—** "I didn't know what 1 was saying last night," Ann said. "1 "don't you do. Don't be remember." 'Of course silly, Ann, there's no reason why you shouldn't know the whole story. You see, after we lelt school. I simply couldn't forget it. " AND I cnn't just say, 4 Oh. H was nothing,' can I?" Rinda WHS self-conscious loo. "I'm very glad 1 woke up." Itow did you, FtinJa? I haven't heard—1 don't even know what time it happened." Rinda looked uneasy again. »l_]l_" "Oh, come now," Ann said. She w Niched lUnda with composure but Ihe pnlms of her hands were wet. She had to make Rinda talk —she had lo know. "Well, 1 don't see why It hurts lo talk about it ." Rinda said, doubtfully. "It's all very simple. really. I'd gone to my room ages before. 1 wrote letters and did my s, I wasn't sleepy when 1 urned oft my light but I guess 1 lozed ofl for awhile. And then— veil, something woke me up. 1 ort of jerked awake—you know low you do?" Ann nodded. "I don't know whether I'd ac- ually heard anything—an actual .he big house steady routine had resumed pace, almost its hough nothing had happened uring the night. As though mur- ,ler had no stall;ea through the upstairs halls, . - . Rinda opened the porch door and came out. She was dressed '.or her trip into Cleveland. She wore a navy blue suit with red It preyed on my mind, gave me no peace. 1 knew there was .something I should d(_. For a long lime 1 didn't know what it was. And then one day Kelly Winton came to sen me. He'd been to the Allisons. He'd had a long ta\k with them. And, as soon as he told me 1 realized that it was what I should have done. "So 1 went." Her voice was low "It wasn't ;?asy. I was scared silly But they were splendid people— charming—I felt—" "It was a line thing to do ; Rinda. it took courage." Elinda shrugged that aside. "I should have done it long before. " "And did ytou meet Don then?' "Oh, no. No, he telephoned me sound, ! mean, but there I wai. wide awake. I Hot up and got a cigaret and prowled around my room. I was rest loss—1 couldn't get settled—and of course there wasn't ad. 1 "So thing in my room you slarte'l out to rind something and smelted the gns Rtnda opened her mouth and then closed it again. The uneasy look was bnck on her face and then she said. "Yes, Yes r that'i the way it was." Ann could feel new pulse* springing up nil over her body. That wasn't the way it was. Hindi had been going to say something else and then Ann's words had changed her mind. 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