The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 9, 1948 · Page 11
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TUESDAY, MARCH !>, 1IM8 BIA'THEVTU.B (ARK.) COURIKR NKWS PAGE By J.R. Williams Our Boarding House with Maj. Hoople NOPef Irt QUITIIM SASEBALL.'—X I'M AFKAIP \ HE'LL HAVE I TO UN8RAID \ IT--MY HAWCY \ BRIDLE THAT I ' I THERE 1=1 S SO THAT i? WHERE MY BEST PAIR O' SOCKS IS •IHAT 1 HAD ON THAT WIKG. JJA.WHIDE ROPE SOPA-'lT SHOULD ~ ALL EVEN, ,7, WITH MC '" BULGE Al ALL . 6ETA 3OB IS! A - HAVE YOU S16NED TO PLAY WITH ANV I'M ALWAYS HUNGRIER THAIOI NlNS WOLVES ~ ALL GO FOR /GROCERIES.', x'dl CIRCUIT CLOUTS Taxes tor Roads deeded, Governor Says LITTLE ROCK. Ark.. March 9. (UP)— Gov. Ben Lancy salrt Monday the people of Arkansas may 'have to swnllow the imposition of tievv taxes" il they hope to have ;hcir run-down highway system placed in first-class condition. Laney admitted he was not enthusiastic about new levies. He said j he .saw, however, no alternative if , highways were to be built for ever- i Jicrcasing traffic loads. [ He predicted a bond Lssue may be idvocated but Jointed out "that »-ould leave us- in our present position where we are paying about half of our current revenue as in- ere-st on out.scandiug highway bonds." © BY IONE SANDBERG 5HRIBCR. By tone Sondberg Snriber DISTRIBUTED BY NCA SERVICE. INC 1'IIK nn Hn convl i-rd »u me- her OMB murrirr im Iu4<-. hrr hu»lmn it-ric.loclHlE Cny. Ilii younR Lab SBvlstun he tidH ironic Ut-jc I'uiumy. l.nuric'* ti da. Ann'* old frir Kurnl. Ann hit* JLIH vit|it*d n7t|ihTxinll(in Hri-iihu-e En lie r rm *i iK 1 ". (h n • he Irlrn koime-kuLd I* try- her Mnd •mkr If tit. The hnunrhuld l Ku^k. » hnc- sk'A nltr:u tlv« [.unrlr. An»'* r-old »l>irr| ners and Kind nnd hnune- I nurrowly r«- rroni I tie ICIIB mi Jurlnt the n tin. Xrxi ilnr du lo rrll her PIANOS New and Used Music Instruments Repairs & Supplies Sheet Music Records Radio Repairs BROOKS 'MUSIC STORE 107 E. Main Phnoe 811 Porto Rico KILN DRIED SWEET POTATOES Delivered to Your Door Phones 4677—29S6 Buck Meharg Produce Ml t. Main St Jtliutit II. Bui Klnila htdrca, • • • XIV 4^| WONDER what woke you up," Ann said, desperately casual. "It's usually so auicl here in the country. Except lor the crickets." Rinda look ofl her gloves opened her purse and got out ciga- rets. She lighted one, inhaled slowly, deliberately. She's stalling! Ann thought frantically, "jhe wants to tell me and she doesn't want to. She's al mixed up. I've got to steer tier — "Oh, probably nothing at all, Rinda said. "Maybe a night bird II I hadn't got so wide awake wouldn't have even thought abou it. And then, ol course, when heard — " She stopped abruptly her words hung in mid-air. "When you heard . . . T" An said gently. "Ann. look, darling, I didn hear anything. Really." Sh looked al Ann earnestly. "Nql thing that amounted to anything "Don't you think." Ann sail still In the same gentle voice, "tha you might let me be the judg of that?" Rinda looked totally bewilders "Judge?" she said. Ann look a :.eep breath. "Look. Rinda you may thin Tm having mental aberrations. want lo. You've known .ie i long time nnd belter, per- aps, than anyone except Rush. She stopped, quite suddenly. lie words were there, on the tip her tongue, all ol them: they'd irmed sentences ol their own ilhout her volition. Do you think m a fool? they cried; do you link Tin crazy enough to Ro to eep wilh that fireplace on? Do on think 1 do'n't care whether I ve or die? Rinda leaned forward and pat- ed Ann's knee. Her (ace was nxious. "Now don't get all exited." she said. "I'll tell you. In act, it I didn't tell you It would vorry me. Uecouse I think yon hould know." tier word? came ast now. as though what she had o say was distasteful and she ranted to gel them over. "I told roil I couldn't steep. I had a ligaret. It was late—alter 1 I'clock—and 1 heard someone out n the hall. You'd said the maids didn't come home or Wednesday night and these sound? were—almost, furtive. At least they sounded that wa> to me. So 1 went to see who it was. Not that I'm brave—if he'd said boo' I'd've tainted." She stopped and tcssed her cigaret over the railing: it fell onto the grass »nd lay there, smoldering, a thin spiral ol smoke weaving skyward-If who had salri boo?" Rinda said reluctantly: "Tommy." "Tommy?" Ann knew her lace and voice were blank: she had to get better control ol herseli. "It was Tommy and he was trying hard not to be heard. When I realized why—" She stopped again and Ann wanted to scream at her. "II he weren't going to marry Laurie . . ." Rinda went on still reluctantly. "He nad a bottle of whisky, Ann. He tried to hide it from me but I saw it" 'IMIK porch was quiet. The summer day droned on. And Rinda waited for Ann to say something. So she said: "ll's all right, Rinda. You haven't told me anything 1 don't know. Blush and 1 have worried ptwiit Tommy's drinking ever since he came here." Rinda looked relieved. "We keep telling ourselves that it's a phase—readjustment—lhat his nerves are shot—" "Social drinklnii Is one Itllng," liinda said slowly. "Uut there's something so sort of—well, men- acing—ahout sneaking a bottle to your hedroom." "There certainly It. And I (eel so responsible for I^aurie. A* though 1 had to De her mother and father—her whole family. «ll rolled into one. 1 am her guardian." She sighed. "It become* « heavier responsibility every day And then there's the will.*" Rinda waited for Ann to go on "Laurie was H when Dad died. 1 was almost 24. Dad realized, how different we were, it's odd thai sisters, brought up tn the same family, wilh the same >ur- roundings and background, the same parents, can b* so different, isn't it?" "Odd maybe but certainly not unheard ol. You do look alike." Ann moved impatiently. "1 donl mean looks. I mean mannerisms. Habits. I'm n««t— Laurie's careless— Well, the way things arc set up Laurie conies into some money when Hhe'i hut not the bulk of it until ahe'i 30—unless she marries." "Which she will. Well, what'i so difficult about that?" "Nothing if that were all. But there's * catch to ft. II Laurie decides to marry someone ol whom 1 disapprove 1 can control her money until she'c 30." Rinda was aghnst- That—why, Ann, that's mid- Victorian! You wouldn't—* and Ann said slowly. "Rinda. I didn't think I'd eyer lift a finger to interfere iWiiri Laurie's happiness Rush and I talked about it a lot and we were in complete accord about the will's being silly. "And then Laurie decided »o marry Tommy." - (To Be Continued) For Service On TYPEWRITERS ADDING MACHINES Call 2513 JAMES STANDR1DGE k Morris Printing Co. Steel Oil Barrel Racks An; Size T. L. MABRY 423 MISSOURI ST. PH. 3627 Remember ROTKROCK'S For PRESCRIPTIONS HALONE Plaster and Stucco Phone 2029 TWENTY MILLION GARDENS The Government' has asked for that amount— it is the answer to higher and higher food prices. Raise your own food! We have complete stocks of garden seed. Order now! HELP CONSERVE FOR OTHERS—WITH A GARDEN OF YOUR OWN! Paul Byrum Seed Store hn.s the most complete stock of garden and field seed between Memphis and St. Louis, as well as all kinds of plants In season. Ma"ke this your hcadciunrlcrs whenever you buy high-germination seed! SEE US ABOUT YOUR GARDEN SEED NOW! WE ARE READY TO SERVE YOU PAUL BYRUM "The Seed Store" H 1-120 East Main St. Blylhcville, Arkansas FARM DITCHES DITCH BANK LEVELING PRIVATE ROADS OR ANY EXCAVATION S.J.COHEN Contractor LYNCH BLDG. BIYTHEVILLE ARK. • Wione 3646 a«d2525 Spring Planting Oats We have Spring Oals, Alfalfa, Pasture Mixtures and I,espede7.a. Lawn Mixtures For All Kinds Field Seed, Come to See Us- Blytheyille Soybean Corporation 1800 W. Main St. *Sfi rhone* Handled With Care From the lime your fnmlly's clollics reach us lo the lime they are returned to you Immaculately clean, they get the best of care. Fabric, color and design play a part in determining Ihe methods and insre- riients we use In cleaning- Our re- sulU satisfy! Dial 4474-4475 NU-WA LAUNDRY-CLEANERS 220 North Second Street 'RKCKLKS ft HIS FRIENDS By. MERRILL BL068EB Come On, K«*n - YOU Mt»w vou KNEW YOU WERE SHOOTIN& FOR. BASKET .' WHEW THAT CAO wsotTeo 1 HAD ID TAKE ACTON/ OU* BASKET HAPPENED TO BE' \ TWO . CtoSB*.!••--AS D«VD£M PUTS II": J FONTS/ A la TAKE VAKHLLA.f YOU ANNOV ME/ "Young man, are you intimating that 1 don't Vnow the traffic laws?" By A), VERMEER Don't you think ought to ask him?. He bums me up,f,'jzei. knows darned /j Really, to/do, we'll never be able to buy a home at this rate.' ! do wish your toss would give wu^tfiat^ raise! On, no! I'll never do that! 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