The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 1, 1952 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 1, 1952
Page 7
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TUWDAT, JANUARY I, l! OUR BOARDING HOUSE CONCRETE CULVERT TILE Sizes up to 3G in. Corrugated Metal Culverts Sires up to 81 in. A. H. WEBB Automatic Flood Gates Concrete & Metal Sepllc Tank! ScKer Tile Best Trices We Deliver Highway 61 at State Line Phone 114 RENT A CAMERA Flash, Box or Movie Cameras Are Available to You at BARNEY'S DRUG STORE 200S West Main FOR SALE Concrete tulverU, 12 Inch to 4» inch, pUln or rttntorcti. Alia Concrete Building Block* cheaper thin lumber for burns, chicken houses, pump houses, tenant houses, tool sheds. , We deliver. Call us for fr« estimate. OSCEOLA TILE & CULVERT CO. Phone Ml OUT OUR WAY "W« wer» peeking from tt>« stairway when you itood on your h«ad «t the party last night—will you do it again for us, Dad?" Know How Fast You Drive? Get a Speedometer Check-up at T. I. SEAY MOTOR CO. Chr7sler-Pljn«e«th Dealer 121 E. Main' Phone 2m SHOE REPAIR The Best Shoe Repair Will Save You Money! H,4q LTERS 0. «L - • SHOE SHOf : -v. M « i N ST. REPAIR SERVICE A1 appliances! refrigerators, freezers, ranges, and washers. Radios and small appliances. AU our work is guaranteed. Adams Appliance Co. PRESCRIPTIONS Fresh Slock Guaranteed Best Prices Kirby Drug Stores SHEET METAL WORKS OF ALL KINDS Custom work -for gins, alfalfa mills, oil mills. Custom Shearing up to '/J inch thickness. Frank Simmons Tin Shop 117 South Broadway . Phone 2651 'REACH-EASY CLEANING" with this N£W G-E! AMAZIN0> NIWI IWJVIt-T?" ffONf CifMff fe ttfli x J 10 P* wek HlMm-l1S ' «f IT TODAYf Hubbard & Hoke APPLIANCE CO. VACUUM CLEANERS •r hu.luin,! T,,mmy r him hecn iiriiinurcd to M r r*p LC firm ror »ThicJ. I.*.' nlio win p r-ff^c 11 "" Almrt \vtlh c^prni rr» ni, n Kill. Hut .l,,c ncnlni Icnil. lrll» Almn Ihni thcrt ?cn nnollicr ln*Iilf rolil.crj red Alnin'B mlnrt n» Mh? KOes nch MTdh hfr ^ her. unlnjcd hnlr n cniiarj h 7 • "IMC. nml who TcrnmiiirnilTd I r. Mimclr. [hi- hond. ,il.T C r- Tt, ^,->n fn ^rnrrnl chnrcc. ' ho_KI\ve Tommy liU npn Jo>». VI TT/KEN Alma Conroy and Old Victor Blanchard arrived at the restaurant, Joe DenJon was already there. Ho sprang to his feet and pulled out the chair next to him while her grandfather sank into his accustomed place beside the white-haired, beautiful Mad- >ame Leshinka, head appraiser of fcpwels. JT Her fine eyes, still dark and sparkling, lit up at the sight of Victor She had been in love with him for half a century, and Altna often wondered why these two had never married. The wife Old Victor had lost had been nothing like so beautiful as White Marie, as the store called her. But Gran" Bijou had possessed a quality that men never forget The restaurant was one of those higlily respectable, but moderate- priced places, it was located across the street from the House of Trumbull and groups from the ciiHerent departments had their special luncheon tables there. This noon there was an unusual cxcitcmenl evident m the group. Mr Smith, from Silverware, was holding the floor. "U's true!" he was saying with low emphasis. "The Head's son- Brighton Wuncie!" Old Victor cnught the oame By Nina Wifoox Putnam Copyright 1951 bj NEA Serrin, he with strained eagerneM. "What of young BrigtitT" he asked. "Something good?" ' "I wish it were!" White Marie'* rich voice was full of regret "But perhaps it is only gossip."* "Where there*s smoke there's fire!" Mr. Smith insisted piously. "That young good-for-nothing isn't running around with Mysti Marchand to reform her!" The name of the well-known playgirl interested Alma. Mysti'l was a name to conjure with—to conjure up mink coats and jewel*, hectic divorces and the hot breath of scandal generally: a high- priced, greedy, dangerous woman But so far, to Alma, Mystt Marchand had "Seen Just * colorful rather Interesting name. ' "So Bright Muncie hM be«n hooked by the golden Mysti," she commented. "That will com* hi«h from what I've heard!" "Well at least he can buy her jewels wholesale!" said a voice. There was a gust of laughter and someone else added, "He'll have to go easy, even so. 1 hear that young Mr. Bright didnt get the raise he asked his daddy tori" "As assistant manager of the store, Bright should rale tn« right salary." "Oh you know Th« Headl Muncie would think that holding Bright down on money would dl*- cipline ' him. Probably wanu Bright to feel that the honor at • position of trust at The House Si reward enoughl" "Wonder if Mystl will see It that way?" There was more laughter. • • • 0LD Victor's distresi WM ta^ creasing steadily. "I fear that I am the one who put "Bright where you all seem to feel he should not be," said the old man. "Look you, after those little mis- lakes about money which this boy made years ago. it was t who persuaded Mr Muucie that his too might become more serious it given real responsibility. It would be dreadful—mais oul—formid- able! If Mr. Muncie were to learn about bis son and this women." "Well. It's a sure thing nobody here Is going to tell himl" Alma looked about her challenglngly as she said this and a moment of awkward silence followed. "Don't worry yourself, Alma," Mr. Smith trom Silverware spoke out with dour kindliness. "1 can*t help .thinking, though, It's a strange thing that the only discreditable person at The House should be the president's sonl" "His'father believes in Bright," said Alma with slow deliberation "Bright means everything to Mr. Muncie. There Isnt any other personal interest in Mr. Munde'a life—so lei's stop guessing at things we don't really know about." Old Victor, his distress still undisguised, slowly nodded his head It was true. Brighton Muncie did mean everything to the Head that a son could mean to a father. • • • THE talk drifted around to other matters after that. But there ..j no discussion of the recent robberies at Trumbull's. The em- ploye* had been asked not to speak of them In public and they respected the request as [f H had been a military command. At closing time that afternoon Alma found herself dreading to go home to the empty apartment. She quit a few minutes early, telling herself that ft had been a tang lime since she'd had a look around the ground floor shop. But that basically hone* rote* which was the core of her kept whispering thai UM» w> s merely an excxis* to s« Joe Oentoo. She wanted to see Joe alone, to tell him about Tommy's good fortune —and, well, to be with Joel But she did not have to go Into the shop to find him, after all. When she reached the foyer at the employe's entrance, Joe was coming in from the street. He hastened to join her, a trirVe out oJ breath, as though be had been running. "Caught your be said with hi* wonderful smile. <T« Be C*DttnBed> There are ten species of skunk In the Americas. PIT BARBECUE PIT BARBECUE PIT BARBECUE PIT BARBECUE PIT BARBECUE PIT BARBECUE PIT BARBECUE PIT BARBECUE PIT BARBECUE PIT BARBECUE PIT BARBECUE PIT BARBECUE KREAM K REAM ASTLE DRIVE-IN Corner Division & Walnut- machine problems? Then you'll appreciate the quick, economical service that you'll find at Wicker's. Machine work of all kinds; let Wicker solver your machine problem! * Welding Electric and acetylene if Blacksmithing Plow point sharpening, etc. if Winch Truck Service F. L. WICKER MACHINE. SHOP 620 East Main S», Phone 2192 FRECKLH AND MS nttflMM JISTELL MA CAUGHT OM MR*. HAWkUWlSBOSC LEAVE ONE S4-Eev« A»J' -TH- NGCJiTlU. BORN THTKTY 1CAR* TOO Benefit by Reading and Using Courier News Classified Ads FEO/M BE/OND THE DOOR... 195211 THIS IS THE YEAR WHEN WE BUY A HOME OF OUR OWN! WELL, WHATS THE MATTER, WA2EL? AREN'T YOU EXCITED? OH WALDO) THAT'S WHAT YOU PROMISED ME LAST YEAR. AND YEAR BEFORE AND THE YEAR BEFORE SHOULD THINK YOU'D BE HAPPY THAT I'M S CONSISTENT VWULD BE EVEN MOB* HE KNEW THAT- ...LIB6Y LANJG HAS DECODED A NOTE VC FLINT PLEAD* WrTH 1NSPSCTOW LEPT BY HAMILTON SCRIBE, NAMING SBORrr A* HI* MURDERER. AU- RIGHT, FLINT, I'LL *BND THE BOV* OUT TO WATCH WORT* *PA BUT NO RAID TILL WE SET SOME PROOF THERE! 1FINM.W GOT •Ett ML SQUEEZED IN 1 . HOPE WE DOM'T HWE TO UNPACK. THAT TRUNK SOON! .. .,,. T ---, - TOKSET IM A..A MARKED JANE! WHY/ WOMAU.EASV1 UMTIL WE'RE *L L -™*>l( 5WEW OUT OF TOWW,IWDSTtn •6 RK0GWZEO gy CEKTAIM , SIMSTER RUFF1NJS'. OH, DEAR! WU MM HWE TO HOW-TO GET THE SCARE! TWS Tlffiis MUCH FLATTER. THMO GOT * FLORID* UCEMSE SO THAT'S WHERE WEIL mus? . MOTI CEO THAT NASTY OLD NAIL tUIT' „„ . T ^ NT>? 7 PLL NEVER TAKE WHAT? /ANOTHER DRINK GONE.HWR. /YOJR^ MAN TELL HIDE.SADDLE I HORSE?) USVVHW AND BRIDLE...-^ CMP i HAPPENEC ALL GONE!/ /', OH. $^_ ~~, NO!! )^~\l , YOU'D NEVER BELIEVE ME... I DON'T BELIEVE I MYSELF... AS LONG AS T L| VE.. NEVER! TAKE THESE TO PETUNIA, 0LW, WfvriNG FOR. THE PETUNIA PIPN THING

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