The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 12, 1952 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 12, 1952
Page 13
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MARCH It, OUR BOARDING HOUSE — with Major Hoopl. US-AWK ; CAESAR, YOO DOOMED THAT DKOLL. DISGUISE TO FOOL we „ M ? IT'6 GRAND OP6RA ALL RIGHT/~ x FIGURED GUMHORN) MIGHT BE CAGEY AMD HAUNT HOTEL LOBBY-*—IF WE HAD SPOTTED MB, He'D HAV6 6£GKI HARDER TO CA.TCH THAM A SAD BOUNCE .THROUGH DEEP , SHORT/ . You've eor' AM IMAGINATION LI K THE GUVS VJHO PAINT KO6ESOM SEED PAGE "IHlJvTBlEN M .._ FRECKLES AND HIS FRIENDS ru rv UK,OH. THAT fun COULD SMOOZP «3^fs 'Tt&jd Political Announcements Subject to Preferential Electioi July 28, 1952 For County Judge GENE BRADLEY PHILIP J. DEER I- D. SHEDD For Circuit Clerk GERALDINE LISTON For' Stale Senator BEN. LEE BBARDEN CONCRETE CULVERT TILE Slies up to 3[j In. Corrugated Metal Culverts Sizes up to 81 lp. A. H. WEBB Automatic Flood Gates Concrete Jt Metal Septic Tanki Sewer Tile Best Price. n> Uellver Highway 61 »t Slate Liiw, Plione 1H RECLEANED SOYBEANS MEAN GREATER YIELDS! Let Us Clean Your Seed Soybeans. We Have Two Modern Cleaners. Increase the Purity of ^our Seed, Have Them Reclcaned. Blytheville Soybean Corp. 1GAA \xr *i~:.. ~, __ • 1800 W. Main Phone GS56 or 6857 rpHE great w roil gli |-j ro I-*- gate* guarding t h e en igjrnncc to Windsor opened in lo a straight tree-lined drive way almost hroncl enough ( be called nn avenue. Ka down nt the end of a rcd-nnd yellow tunnel formed by in terlockin.s; branches and ;Tu tumn leaves I could see Hi •nonse. It was a very big house, long »ow-l y i n g, beautifully - propor uoned. it looked solid and sub *tantial, as if the builders—care fully placing brick upon brick— had intended it to endure for cen turies. Centuries had not ye passed but the house gave the im pression of beginning to grow old gracefully. Ivy had crept halfwaj to the roof. The shutters wore palt fclue, the front door with its huge antique knocker a shade in be tween white and. cream. The driveway ran in a circl( , : tiefore the door. Going around thi :I saw on my right an expanse o ;lawn which seemed to run, slop- ling upward slightly, to bluffs overlooking Long Island Sound. Under and around a grecn-and-white ^«rden umbrella on (he lawn was ^ygroup of people. I braked glad :that I had hired this smart blue iconvcrtible for the occasion There came a cry, "Hello, there Jim, in a clear strong voice \ tall bl-udc gin detached herself from Ihe crowd umler the umbrella. She ran across Ihe lawn She could take long strides with those long, slim, tanned le»s The less were highly visible, because she wore white shorts. I noted upswept bronzy hair good shoulders and, presently wide gray eyes with a hint of She tawny in Ihcm. Thai was all, before she swooped upon me and threw both arms around my neck T,i my regret, she omitted a kiss But she was satisfactorily close. She said, into my ear. "Hi! R ut I hope you are .lirn Orth, or I'm going lo look darn silly." I got myself together and reassured her. She let go of me, stepped back. Her nose was rule' with a splatter of freckles across ils bridge. "All right. Jim. You know the routine. Remember— Bermuda and my name's Sallv Sally Cravath." Hl' vc go* it straight." I |n!<| her. ""-^toofc my hand; began lend n™ c - "Rood. Now come along d meet the people." J WENT, wishing fervently that that lovely warm greeting had not been a complete phony—just - gag lo explain my presence at Windovcr. the magnificent home of Mr. Marslon Cravalh. stockbroker socialite and sportsman, Marslon Cravath, Mornev, as he was known to his intimate': aro;c as Sally brought me up. The movement dislodged a -hocol.itc- brmvn dachshund, with a hark like •1 s!ir,eshine, which hail liccn curled t Ins feet. The dachshund cave niv ankles a brief sniff and walked oil disdainfully. .. ''<' me < Cravath off the record the day before, when he came to my cubbyhole office in the West Forties. Now no hint of rero-riifin'p Showed in his sea-blue eyes. He was, I thought, a fair actor. Likewise a fine iigure of a man Well over six feet and buill like a light heavyweight. But he'd gone to fat a little, tlie way former athletes often do, and his strongly-chiseled face was a mile too florid. I'd already figured him for around 50. "So you're Sally's Bermuda discovery," he said, smiling. "Well we're glad to have you." Running grip fat or no, he still had ike a beartrnp. "Only one of her discoveries m afraid, sir," I said. "And I vas in a bad way when she discovered me. On a lonely road vilh a flat bike lire, and no pum p' Jut she had a pump." "Just a flagrant pickup, Uncle ilarncy," Sally laughed. "Well now for the rest of these char-' icters. [ MET in quick succession Dolly Dumnnl, a fading redhead with l.lnty green eyes, and a languorous brunette whose name was .vc Wheeler. Then Jack Dumont nick-set, mobile-fared, visibly aiding, and obviously belonging o the redhead. The last member f the party was Ames Warburton slight yellow-haired guy in his irly thirties. Rally couldn't have been more han 24. [ found my eyes straying "voluntarily lo her left hand It vas hare of diamonds and plati- um bands—and why I should .-ive derived comfort from the ob- crvation I didn't know. 1 had a ^b lo do. "Well, that's," Sally said Icr tone was just right, friendly nsiral, and as if we were old pals. A litlic Filipino in a while jacket «as rirrulatinj? with 3 ^^artini shaker. He brought mo a drink as hally sat me clown in a chair beside the dark languid Wheeler Sally "Watch yourself, Jim, said. "Eve's a maneater." Momentarily Ihe Wheeler woman ignored bulh 'f us. She held , ^- viiu nei<i 'Mil an empty gbs-s to the Filipino v.'lio slorid, shaker pc.i<cd a Kr - m on his face. "While you're at it Manila." Then, to Sally, » Run ' away, small fry. I won't hurt Orlh, much." Silly disappointed me by nm- iiig. She dropped onto the grass OUT OUR WAY TH' J.1DN CROSSED R\&HT HEBE- -I'LL BotLP A MARKER. AW 1 <SITTAWSY ALLNISKT KJT TEX) Mil TJOMTH'HOL, WITH A 9OSy MAWMKJ'.' . FLASHLIGHT AW WALK UP TH6PE A W»Y& AM' SEE Pf= HE'S KH_LED THW&.' SOCA , err our TH SHOVEL" WE'LL FH.L THAT HOLE »J TH' BOM>. :=>_ ^-*^rzr -^-i,-*^^ »•*;,•-• f; > ^^Ss ~^rrf*ir~e.- - Swip OUT 0 rr, WE/RY IKW ABOUT US OI66IH _ THt DISCS \5 THATS TIIE SAMBAS SfAMCXMG If. OMtY WORSE' Benefit by Reading and Using Courier Newi Classified Ads "Maybe we ought to let them decide our foreign policy before serving the drinks!" Guaranteed Watch Repair Soybean Seed FOR SALE Dortch No. z and Ogdtn soybean seed, cleaned and sacked. Houk these before price in- crcas«s. Your watch is disassembled, cleaned, pivots polished and hair springs adjusted. RED TOP GIN 3 Day Service .MRS.CHUBBINS, DEAR. GLORIOUS! I SPENT TSOUNDS LIKE BACK FROM HER VACATION S YOU HAD A Thompson Credit SPECIAL PLATE LUNCH Cllo 'ce of Meat i 3 Vegetables Genuine Pit Barbecue NICKEL STAND *"9< A &UV VWWTIN6 TO l V *t^ TA *E BALLET FROM OH, NO HE A1NT BEMNV! >CAUSE. EM &OWSJA TXVKE CARE OP BROTHER RA|l_ HERE TOAVSKfZOW THE MAN TO KNOW The man In knnw is the mechnn- knows how to care for jour car . . . anil dne.s his best to repair it right! You'll find the service for your car at T. I Stay Motor Co. Try us. ODD "E PIPMT MEMTIC?N IT C ° H E w!!, SIMON SHOULD PARTITION! BUT IT1L 66 OUETLY T. I. SEAY MOTOR CO Til'RAIN HAS STOPPED.... YEH...BUTNCW WH fWf I FEEL LIKE I'D j I THINKTHW BEEN BOILED IN X WE SHOULD GO ji.X&ALT WATER.' / FOR THERESA I 1 ,— „—-~7,il IjOTTA THINGS I WJSM VtX) TO KNOW.. 1 " BEGINNING ll FIGGERED TH/xf TO - PROBLEMS, HIS NEIGHBORS AM STUFF.' HE'D NEVER 6UKVIV6D IF He HADN'T B££N — 1 I TX-* nr-r- --"••-•- j -. i iuvj t^.rsci-' ( n*M "'<**. V 9Ec TH «r-y MAVBE ' lr [ OPENED , YOUR EYE. YOU'D FIND EM THAT VOUR GRANDPOP 5^lfc> WAG O |J1T EAGUY/ _ imffi_i.< ^~ .r- UK ^ i. ,,»-. .- i»-<P"=?fi I -S i%%4»* Wm3§Mi^^ HEV. TO 6HOW VOU x L OTHEK iVe / MO R^CQttO -KW BOKOtO WiVOtKiCt \0 beside Ames Warbnrton's chair "Well, Orth," Eve Wheeler sa'id, ps the conversation of the others became general again, "what do you do with yourself?" I shook my head. "Don't let it get around, but—well, I don't do anything." She looked at me out of eyes almost completely closed, and nodded. "I suspected as much from your advance press notices bally inferred, in a very nice wnv that you're just a playboy." Sally would have. That part of the act. "She slandered me," I said "I am making up my ro j rd abou( what to do. Only it seems to ••'ke a long time." Eve tapped my wrist 1 with a long scarlet-tipped flngerpail. "My dear," she said, as one giving advice to the young and foolish "if you're lucky enough to have unearned increment, just live on it and shut up." A T 'hat point a young man dressed in sports shirt and slacks of matching blue appeared on the lawn. "Well, here's Dave," Marslon Cravath said. "He'll want a drink too, afler all those lelters t gave him. Pour the rest of that for him, Manila, and go make some more." We call him Manila," Eve Wheeler woke up long enough to inform me, "because his real name is longer than your arm and very umironounccabte." Dave Sladen, Marston Cravath's secretary, was about my own age 27. brown-haired and stocky. He gave me a short, but deliberate look before ex-tending his hanrl That seemed strange. I'd never laid eyes on Iho suy before. Sladen collected' his drink and went away with it. Cravath called over Ihe conversational hubbub' to Ame.s Warburton, "Don't sup pose that watch of yours has turned up yet. Ames?" "Not a sign of it." Warburton replied. "Arnes only got here early this afternoon," my soporific information bureau volunteered, "nut the first thing he did was lose his walrh. They've taken the place apart locking for it." (To I5« Continued) PIT BARBECUE PIT BARBECUE PIT BARBECUE PIT BARBECUE PIT BARBECUE PIT BARBECUE PIT BARBECUE PIT BARBECUE KREAM KAS DRIVE-IN Corner Division & Walnut

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