The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 25, 1952 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 25, 1952
Page 11
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•AT, JAXTTARY ZfS, 1»« BLYTHEVTLLE (ABK.) COOTIER NEWS PAGE ELEVEN OUt 1OAHDING HOUSE — with MM jot Hooplt (3U*JOT CX.O WLtCS* 6LADTO MEET -MRS. -WAT KITCHEN AROMft WOOLO COA* A. MUMMY OP Meet •OWMCXZN, A APOUhlD AT THS- FURNITURE WALLPAPCR MR. AW-6C <XO RELICS -]\OP 8YGONE ities.'y \W\YS? YJILL LAST BEYOlOD MEAITIMB = Political Announcements Subject to Preferential Election July 22. 1952 For County Judge DENE BRADLEY For Circuit Clerk GERALD1NE L.ISTON Starters & Generators Repaired & Exchanged J. Raymond Smith Mt E. Kmtnckj ATI. Phone 2665 Industrial development is trans- orming Tasmania, the small and . state off the southeastern •oast of Australia, into one of the nost Important comers of the Commonwealth "down under." CONCRETE CULVERT TILE Sizes up to 36 in. Corrugated Metal Culverts Sizes up to 84 in. A. H. WEBB Automatic Flood Gates Concrete * Metal Septic Tanki Sewer Tile Beat Price* We Deliver Highway <1 »t SUU Line Phone 714 OUT OUR WAY •y J. R. WHftwM OH, I WHY, I HAfTHE IMPRESSION! THAT HOW CLEAR lOO'VB rr rj ^ SO FEW 1 £5.#0 FRECKLES AND HIS FRIENDS fO HAS fOUHO THE GOAT OFH/S o*fAf4$ AfJO Tue MSKETOUL TEAM HAS A MASCOT' Benefit by Reading and Using Courier Newi Classified Ads I'M CONVINCED. My WEEPS WWOYKE; vou CAN RfRKrt HIM AFTER. FRECKLES / T JUST A FMA.L/' WHY PULL 1 CHECK A<*IMSr KINGSTON SPKS/ r WAWTA. Be SURE IT ISN'T "Th« boss just tent me out for ft fishing rod he ordered you were right about that southern business tripl" Crime Reports Changed NEW YORK, (a>>— After hnving its crime report system criticized for years, the New York City poiice department has adopted a system conforming with the standards of the FBI and the International Association of Police Chiefs. Under it, each complaint will be recorded at a central complaint point In each borough, as well as at the local police station. Dr. Logan's Wife : By l>iana CisntaOt mi fcy DWm Catim. 9t»t »r «» •»»• MM* wM *• p.bli**n, to*..*, Horn. kw. Diili*nl«d hr NEA SHVICE, Uc PRESCRIPTIONS Fresh Stock Guaranteed Best Prices Kirby Drug Stores TSLJ •apt? of tm- and motion, with the rich activity of •y MI the •lore ««•< M if tt were a beuu- ftttv flnPC uCCBCll Hp to irlnarholy excitement of tree*. Chinese elm, pine, pepper, ottre, glowed preter- Butnral greo against the low bfcs* MnlcM iky, dipped ' to the wmd like fuH- te slow music Mow Hid Ibea, the wind gained •Bd wittMMt changing the tempo, MarMd the d«Ke to deeper writh- tegi. A loose trumpet vine knuckled *• pane. Tbe moving air forced through the window sashes •o that the fresh damp ame> of tt WM sharp M a bird'] err In tbe room; >a freshness without chill, for there fa rarely leys than body temperature in the southern California spring DO matter how threatening the show. Jennet knew she should be get ting dressed—it was pa«t 5:30— hut the thought of the t'elletier party was hardly a spur. A doctor's party—it had taken her several marrisd years to accept the misnomer. One dressed for these <|Ainctions as for a party, but then -eRie similarity ended. A doctor'! party, she had come to learn, waL a gathering of bone-tired men and their resigned women who rose briefly to the artificial camaraderi induced by good whisky and gooc food, but whose urge to'communi caie sickened with each interrup tive phone call. The handful of men who sur vived these calls and remaine af;er dinner sat in a closed circl of professional exchange: "Had case just the other day . . ." Oi the other side of the room, as ii early American churches, sat th women. The elaborate meal, un leavened by male attention, mad them not a little sluggish, an since they frequently had nothin in common beyond the calling o their husbands, the conversatio moved by eruptive revelation fro a peak of likes and dislikes to low of the same. At 11:30 one of the doctor would stretch and nod to his wit and apologize to the hostess to* an early operation in the morn ing. Lately it was Jennet and Gu •ho were the first to leave. B • all the guests would have de ,parted. Within the week anothe doctors' party would have bee scheduled, and the performance varying only in menu, would b repeated—» docilely did thes public servants accept the tread •mill of their social intercourse. Jennet, herself, was not unuse to the uniform of docility. Sh wore K out of long habit to hid and to punish the welter of rebe lion and strong feeling that woul have robbed her of love. Somchov the garment was becoming mor and more restrictive, the habit o pleasing others more and mor unpleasant. Perhaps because n one, not even Gus, any pleased her. • • • jyow, when Gus needed the pa tience and consideration of loving wife, she was dismayed , •And thai her love of him had de •erted Ker. She had to force it M kia*l tb* ismhUace oi it, and \ • had MM to lean. wa« a ntbeciBf •< there were tones when UM effort made her almost hate both Gu* ind herself. Instead at pMjrin* i is illness she feM betrayed by it She had thought she had married strength, a' rock of a man who would be a bulwark to the tMffet- ng« of her own insecurities. She had waited for »nd found a man who would serve as a shield be- .ween her and an indifferent world, as her parents had not; who would guarantee her .the priv- kges at unastailed sober citizenry, as her father had not. Hanging back from maturity, she had sought through marriage to wangle what she felt was owed to her, even though the date for payment had passed. At 34, she had still wanted to be babied, protected, indulged — and that was the kind of love Gus Ix>gaa offered. Gus had more than fulfilled the courtship promises. He had given her protective love and marital fidelity. He had worked to the limit of his strength to bring her those prizes which have enduring market value and snob appeal: a social niche, a.home of her own, furs, jewels. And for a doct who had only his time and knowledge to sell, these things were not easily come by. The trouble was that while Jennet was growing up, Gus was growing old. He had earned -est she was just finding the courage for stimulation Jennet jumped up. Better no* to probe into these things. Trouble was, she had too much time to lie around and think. She'd have to keep busier, embark on some sort of work project that wouk Mil hei days and tire her for tbe nights. The important thing, she had been advised by Gus's doctor was to maintain a calm sod mal life. Jennet mounted the stairs to her bedroom. Methodically she lit the lamps that expelled the restless dusk and reduced the world to a snuggery of braided rugs Bn< Dutch curtains, of crewel wall- covering, of comforting Christ- masy reds and greens. The room was now her own. Gus slept in the downstairs der> to eliminate stair-climbing, and with him hx gone the desk, the valet stand, thi bookcase of medical journals, the television set. Ingrid, the maid, who never per milted herself to open Jennet' bureau drawers, had set out on the chaise tongue her freshly laun dered underlhlngs, piled them in scat pastel stack*, The phone rang. The «ecreUr} j say that Dr. Logan had beei ojctayed but was on his way home y^HE wa« dressed and dabbtot "^ perfume at h«r ears when she heard the bump of the front door. She leaned over the banister in Uve hall. "Gus?" "Hello, honey. Did my secretary •all you?" ' ••Yes, what kept you?" "Oh, the usual. Nothing touch. CTmon down." She took MM steps lightly, paused on the landing and twirled. Uke it?" He took her in hi. arms, kissed ler carefully at tbe side o€ her lipstick. "Beautiful — and you're juet the gfr! to M *. You smell good, too—ummu. Is it a new jown?" e word "gown" Irked her. sounded dated, aging both of them. "Sort of." She leaned back against his srrn=, peering into his face. "Gus Logan, have you §01 a cold? You look coldy." He let go of her and took trie handkerchief from hi* brvas; pocket. "No, I don't think «o." He blew his nose. "Mm* b« allergy or something." Sh« followed htm Mo In* don, seated herself with a thought for the folds of her taffeta petticoat. "Did you hav* a hard dayT" •The usual. rat-race. I try to take tt easy, but the habits at a lifetime are too strong to break, 1 guess. I don't know how to tarn patknts away — spent too many years trying to lure them in. I're told the receptionist not to schedule the patients so • closely—give me some breathing space in between. But if the patients don't pile ujk, tbe phone calls do. Caa't win." • • • JENNET took > cigarat from ttw •* box which she kept filled for her convenience. She lit it and inclined her head away from the first unlnhated puft. Gus had one* told her that the Srst drag was sulphurous. "Darling, you can't be so casual about overwork. What about arranging things so that you only go down to the office, say. three times a week?" "I've thought of that too. But cutting down working hours means cutting down income, don't forget that." "We can live on less if we have to," Jennet said. She heard C-e sulkiness in her tone, and in order not to despise herself for it, she (analyzed it as irritation with Gus | for putting money above health. Hi B« jCfi VREAM ' KASTLE Drive-In harcoa Pit / l JarUcciie i 3, fieA 1 ALWAYS (5JVE MY SEAT To AN OLDER p££SON .' REMEMBER. VANDYKE PIAYEO BASKETPALL |M I9M-/ ', ALL Ki6irr. KAPAR AND LIGHT TRAVEL AT THE •SAME •SPEED AHP IVE'EE &OI»k5 FA6-TEE. we WOVLP HIT THE METEOK BEFORE WE WERE WARNED. SHOE REPAIR A HIGH SCHOOL GOT UP AND GAVE ME HER •SEAT. 1 THAT'S SOMETHING YOU DON'T SEE MUCH THESE DAYS! I GUESS YOU yJERE PLEASED! IN FOLICE HeApCJUAKTEES,, Cf=Fce OF MSFECTOK SKOWL. H-flLT€RS SHOE SHO" M O I N ST. ANcmeie fi& VUKS,- MTV/MAKINS AN EVEM POZEM THE MONTH--EVeeV ONE UNSOLVED/ .-^ INSPECTOR. WHAT'S THE WITH cue nzo\VL- suvs'5- THE.V WISH THEY A RATHER SUCCESSFUL RSHIW& EXPEPI- \ TION UAST NJItSHT, TQKSO. AMC7 NOT OME J VER TWVTCAR 15 X THIS WHOLE C»,«e 15 MIGHTY LICENSED IW YOUR \PECUUAR P . H(V5 W55 TULLIS 'JMWE.MKM'. WOT-S 1 GOT WJV ENEMIES W TW5 NECK MOKE, TH'FEILER I O'TH' WOODS, CWTMN EASf ? j WHO REPORTED IT /STOLEN W GlEW- wooo DISAPPEARED: e ^.,, *— ram ^Jamo: Come to the RAZORBACK For Delicious Barbecue RIBS Served Every Day I WOULDUT KWOW.SUH. HU FACT, t« L1TT1-? THKT9 OKPiY.SUM. IT& 6WED ME A LONG TRIP! IfWTHE »W- TERLWA6GOIMSEA5T TO SETTLf CfcN 6E 1-ER-SEb 1 HOPE YOU ALL DON'T HAVE NO MORE TROUBIE OU TH' ROAP! TOO BAD WE HftD TO STOPWLL. TH 1 NERVE OF THIS GUY, DOC.SAY1N' I SHOULOA, DIED A MILLION! YEARS AGO: DOC? WAIT,NOW._ WOUtDYOU, -, BV CHANCE, ' WHY> BE DOCTOR WONMUG? WELL/THAT'S F]NE.'/OH...WELL, I'M HOLU5.... (ER..YES,I, N.N. HOLLIS, > OH,OF BRON5ONIAiN I COURSE.. 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