The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 21, 1952 · Page 17
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 17

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, August 21, 1952
Page 17
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JCERTAIMLV 7. ' ^""' 6£E 'EM,' --T — BAT , AX K (M Ff T ev is LENGTHS/, T, AUGUST n,wn HQUSi - witfc M.j., AVJK- } BRIEF; . LOOKC . .ISOME PIG IS J{ OUT OW TOP , " LIKe A FOX 1 LSADIrJe A PACK] IC3P KOOMDS/ ) WHERE'S A- ' ' PLUS, RIB k ROAST ?, ^'XrS ^ ||/. S. A/ds Philippine, j-j| MANILA W>—The Mutual Secur- I 5jty Agency reports the U.S. aid to- '•plling 47 million dollars was grant- id the Philippines during the fiscal ear ended June 30. The principal -.Allocations were JI5.095,000 for es- Ihcntia! commodity imports; $13- ||j23.000 (or agriculture and forestry ynd »3,«7,000 tor transportation, aower and public works. w CONCRETE f 1 CULVERT TILE I Skes »p to 38 in. I Corrugated | Metal Culrerts f: Kl,*, WJ t« M lB | A. H. WEBB | AeUmmtle n.od Gat*. bC.ncrete Jt Melal Septic Tanks | Sewer Tile I 8 * 81 frtcM We DellTtr j> Highway SI at StaU Lin. 8 Phone 8414 PRESCRIPTIONS Fresh Stock Guaranteed Best ['rices Kirby Drug Stores FUEL OIL G.O. POETZ OIL CO. "/ Sell That Staff" Phone 2089 ! Off ice & Bulk Plant—Promised Land iHE girl who stepped down from the plime al the ipltnl' City Airport was as Kfiioothly beatitiful as if she Mid stepped out ol the pases |\jl a fashion rnnqrmne insfp'ad J flight six from New Vork lie wore a dove gray suit o[ Jicer. woolen anil a liny yel ,n\v hat lhat echoed the tawny 'iolden highlights in her short I ,'rown hair and made her lark e.ves !ook even darker Hie had a cheerful expectant Pok on her face, almost and one wouldn't have , n ave Ireamed that she was, at the gate i Jnomcnt, running away. | A man standing by the 6nlc iurried to meet her and when she aw him her soft mouth curled «to 3 smile. "Why cousin Bruno! lowjiice to see you? Where's \ "His ear's in the garage, Laurie nd he phoned and asked if I'd reef you. What a pleasure it is see you after all this time! ju're looking wonderful, and all town up too, and—sophisticated " ( "Am I really?" She hugged his -;rm as they went toward the car i As he lucked her into the smart .onverlible Bruno said, "I thought read where you were getting named this month, darling Did Something happen?" Laurie French's face clouded. 111 lell you all about it, Bruno " '"-"- he busied himself seeing II her luggage was slacked afeiy into the back of the con- .rertible, she tried to assemble her ^oughts. It was awfully hard to splain a thing like this lo people : was as she told Bruno a few lomenls Inter, one of those things 'ou do without quite knowing 'hy. "Such »n awful mess! Mother ias furious because she'd already 3 a hazy remembrance o[ joine fishint wife Steve during that previous staumfT. like you, Laurie, a social butter- Hy, always had anything she wanted that money could buy. She had sophisticated tastes, and she tried to make Louis over, well he wouldn't be made over." "At least," Laurie mused "Fletcher and I are the same kind of people. We like the same things know the same people, and— Fletcher's awfully handsome." "Sounds like a good deal * Bruno said, intent on his driving "I trust you are also in love with the guy." She didnt answer. Bruno turned on'(he car radio, muttering something about not wanting to miss his regular newscast • • • OT that she didn't love Fletcher. She was terribly fond of him. She liked him better than any other man she had ever known iiade plans for the wedding. Flet- ler was just bewildered. Of r»:TSt we're still engaged. The t-edding's to be in October now. ut, Bruno, for some reason or ther I just had to come and spend its one last sumrner with my fa- ier. my own father. Mark was f , i only one who tried to R." -Your stepfather always was an nderstanding sort of a guy," Jruno said Unrightfully a s h' e wung the car out into the st.nle oad that led to Ridgeville. '7U- vaya liked him. Of course, I al- yays liked Louis too." "Sounds odd to hear you speak f mj father as Louis. Mother ilways calls him 'your father'!" .he tried to imitate her mother's isparaging tone. "I've never had nuch chance to really get'to know urn as a person. Only those sum- ncrs 1 spent with him when I i'as small and then one summer our years ago, you remember. 'as mother really in love with ;ni when she married him?" "Madly." Bruno said. lie twirled tie car around a curve with prac- ced ease. "The whole family was gainst her marrying him, of ourse. A small town guy, running Tairly prosperous hardware slore pending his spar* time fishing id raising flowers and reading ooks interminably. And your ber. well, the wai a good deal love, of course, just a crush. Steve had been 10 years older than she and just back from the mes. in Burope. He'cJ been a pilot in !he war, then . shot down, convalescent prisoner and and finally nay shipped home. He had started to write a book that summer and he and her father had been great friends. That was all she recalled of Steve except a hazy remembrance of dark eyes and hair and a lean face and broad shoulders She recalled going fishing with him in his boa.t. She wondered whether he would still be around. "There's Steve's house!" she said suddenly, leaning forward as Bruno pulled the car up the rutted clay road that led along the river "Steve?" A friend of father's.' Oh, I thin). ! see him coming loo. Someone— I think it's Steve." A tall, broad-shouldered figure liatl rountJcd the bend in the lane A hunting dog trotted al his stdc Bruno brought Ihe c,ir to « slop is Laurie rolled down the window " it did her mother and father nml fiance. stcp- — • -.... .,ou tv^i Known But the fact that she felt this overwhelming need to spend Ihe summer in Ridgeville with her faiher and away from Fletcher, plus the act Uiat she had postnonpri thn wedding, bewilderedVrTmu^i "»^\^ ^'e^^^e Steve, aren't you?" "That's right, and you're Laurie." The faint vestige ol t smile brushed his strong mouth, but his eyes were enigmatic. "Your father's expecting you." j^AURIE introduced Steve to her cousin Bruno and a fe\0 moments later they were driving on up the lane toward her father's Her mother had been one of the Markles from Capitol City. were always spoken of as Ihe Tltey him just Her step- 'Chemical Mnrkles" Localise that particular branch -' Ihe family had made its millions in the chemical business. Her father was just Louie French who owned a small hardware store in a crossroads town on a river " Indiana. Her mother had divorced after Laurie was born. .._. <,,,;,,father Mark Cnrr was the only father she had ever known except for those few summers in Ridgeville. Bruno snapped off the car radio. 'There's the river, and the old covered, bridge. Things never change down in, this part of the country. It's been seven or eight years since I've been down here, but things look exactly the same.'' "Yes," Laurie said. "It was four years ago 1 was down, but things look just the same. I was 16 then. Four years is a long lime,' AS Bruno whirled the car down the long road through the valley, Lnuric began lo think of thai summer four years aco Hint she 'lad spent with her father. She had felt quite grown up and worldly bccaur she had just graduated from the academy and would go lo Smith in Ihe fall. She had fallen in love that summer fallen oo, with a fellow namr ' Sieve Wysonfi, who lived in a river cabin down below her father's • house on the river, it hadn't ceeu I houi'e. "Are you sure it's Louis that brought you bark to Ridgeville for the summer?" Bruno said abruptly. He smiled and gave her a curious glance. "I told you. Bruno, I'm not even sure myself why I had lo come. But it couldn't be Steve Wysong, as you're trying to intimate it was, because I—why I don't even know him really. Besides, for all I know he may be married by now. Most eligible men are married by the time they're 30." "I'm not." Bruno said, "but then I'm loo intelligent to ever let my- sell in for anything as ha/.ardous as marriage!" They laughed together and WMCT, Memphis. Channel THURSDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 21 6:00 Groucho Marx 5:30 Gene Autry 7:00 Gangbusters 7:30 Mr. Peepers 8:00 Martin Kane 8:30 Arthur Godfrey 3:00 Racket Squad * 9:30 Guess What 10:00 Break the Bank !0:30 News 10:35 The Prairie 12:00 News . 12:05 Sten Off 7:00 T?day AY ' 7:2S News • 7:30 Today 7:55 News 8:00 Prologue to Futura 8:30 Breakfast Party 9:00 Mrs. TJ.S.A 9:30 strike It Rich 10:00 Sloryland 10:15 Love of Life 10:30 Search for Tomorrow 10:« Morning Meditation 11:00 Film Penturettc 11:30 Garry Moore 11:45 Guiding Light 12:00 News 12:15 Farm Nen-.i 12:30 Homemnkers Program 1:00 Bis Payoff 1 :30 Johnnv_Dngiin 2:00 Manhattan' Matinee 3:CO. Hawkins Palis 3:15 Gabby Hayes 3:30 Howdy Dondy 4:00 News' 4:05 Berl Olswnnger 4:30 Space c.ideb 4:45 Hartoons 5:00 Film Featurett* 5:15 News 5:25 Weather 5:30 Those Two 5:45 News Caravan 6:00 Curtain Call 6:30 We the People V:00 Doorway to Danger f:30 Small Town Story 8:00 Snortsrcel 8:30 Bill Day 3:45 Borrowed Power 9:00 Guofs What Happened 9:30 Playhouse of Stars 0:00 Lights Out 0:30 Npws 0:40 Ask- Me Another 1:10 Industry on Parade 1:30 News 1:40 Sign Off OUT OUR WAY OH, THEM GALS AIM'T UKfiCXJ- THEY err A LAUGH OUTA SOMETHtM' OfJCS IN A WHILE J INTERRUPT ME/ , ye AH, BUT DID yoaatsc^juKT 6ONE LOOK ON THE IHJUK TJWf WA5 D01H& THE THE INPMNS PK6TTY THEIE. DESCRIPTION OF THE6lfcLTKEy •SAWJ Television- Ton ite, Tomorrow WHAT WAKE'S so SAD] POP? NOTHINC3- BUT TROUBLE TROUBLE, TROUBLE ' A1 ' OVER THE WORLD.' WELCOME-TO THE CC«O»«CO E CC«O»«C AMP M3VJ ks JUSTTIN TIME/ Bock-To-School COMPLETE * , SHOE 4 * REPAIR^ k JEFWICE <» Quality materials—• fine workmanship— satisfaction guaranteed. HflLTGRS JUHLITY SHOC SHOP 121 W. MO I N ST. Bruno stopped the car in the driveway. He went around to open Laurie's door for her, and jusl then Louis French came out ol Iho house and strode across th< porch and down the steps. "Laurie, it's so good to see you!* Laurie ran into his arms. Nc matter what obscure reason hac brought her here she was overwhelmingly glad now that she ha< come. (To Bt Ceuikucdj _ FALL PLANTING SEED HAIRY VETCH, SEED WHEAT, BARLEY FES CUE AND CLOVERS NEW CROP SEED BLYTHEVILLE SOYBEAN CORP. I'hone 6856-6857 COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION SERVICE Otho Curtner Over 12 .years experience In the commercial refrigeration rcpalf business assures you of expert s<rrfce. Phone 2642 Fred Callihan Radio Service THEN 111. TELL YOU 1 1CAULEP POLICE. IT WAS STOLEH FROM MILTOM WEBS ON TEWTH STREET .far* IJO.WKi'V kiO HftRO St GrtTtri'

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