The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 23, 1952 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 23, 1952
Page 11
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TOTSBAY, SEPT. M, 1951 BLTTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS OU« BOARDING HOUSE — with Major HocpU PAGE ELEVB1 STRIPPED A tiOVi AfJ' THeM, AMOS, DON'T YOU TR/SOME- OUT OUR WAY By J. R. William. FRECKLES AND HIS FRIINDS 9f>Lt* ™8kfSfoF£&?i n JOE ATKIN MACHINE WORKS COMFLITI SHUT MITAL IHOP inUCTURAL JTin • OAI AN* [UCTHK WILDIN« • GIN DirAIti • HACKS/WITH. (NO • HAKDWAII • MACHINf UPAlIi BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS PHONES: Doy 3142; Night 6153 FUEL OIL G.O. POETZ OIL CO. "/ Se// That Staff" Phone 2089 Off ice & Bulk Plant—Promised Land "I wonder it Bobby's got 'another girl friend—he hasn't pulled my hair since school started!" ALFALFA SF.ED New Crop OKLAHOMA APPROVED RETAIL 46c PER LB. NO WEED SEED BLYTHEVILLE SOYBEAN CORP 1800 West Main St. Phena 856 Blytheville, Ark NOTICE Your best investment on today's market is a well- built, well-located home. Johnny Marr Realtor & Builder 112 So. 2nd Phone 4111 Television- THE ONLY GRAIN BIN WITH 6-PLY RIBS EVERY 22V: OF HEIGHT FOR EXTRA STRENGTH fcASiEST BIN OF ALl TO IRECT! •Stop in soon, while we still have famous •SIOUX- Steel grain bir»! DISTRIBUTOR Blytheville Soybean Corp. 1800 West Main—BlytheriU Phones 685(5 4 6857 Project Pygmalion By Grey MscMifen THE STORY* I* «r«!tr to (o m unfortunate I»T* ntlnlr. He rU,,». n truck driver «ko In IH- TfAtrd In photography. H/iTld rr- n(« Hrrlnr'i rflorlj. j,i flral, and TXAVTD CARLSON nodded as he listened to me toll about breaking up with Kathy. "At least you didn't gel married. You wouldn't of been happy with a mama's girl like she was, anyhow. Me, now . ." He broke off, sipping coffee, thoughtfully. "Well, my slate is so muddied up you can hardly see it I've been niarried five years now.' My jaw sagged. -T didn't realize," I faltered. "You never spend your evenings— n "Yeah. I know what you mean." After we'd done the dishes and had seconds o( coffee-, I said I'd run him home in the car. since the rain looked as though it were settling in for the night. So we set out, the rain pelthig metallically on the roof of the car. David fell into a taut silence, broken only by occasional street di- rvcuons. I tried to got some music on the radio to take the edge off things, bin static blotted out the attempt, so I gave up, and we drove through the glistening by N€A Sernc«, foe *I expect Ida's asleep, or I'd invite you up." "Oh, that's okay. I've got to get in home—full day tomorrow. Hope [ didn't bend your ear too much with my troubles." He got out oT the car and stood awkwardly leaning in the door. 'Your t r o u b 1 e s!" he sighed. "They're in the past; you just have a bad time thinking about (hem. But me! Mine are— I can't tell you . . ." He paused, his face glistening with raindrops in the pallid light of the street lamp. "Come on up anyways. Right now. I'll show You'd find out you what 1 mean. anyhow." Uneasily, I followed him up the steps and through the front door. We climbed a flight of dusty stairs and he cautiously opened a door on the second floor. H was dark inside. "Ida?" he celled. "You home? We got company, Ida." No response so we shuffled In He fumbled his way to the center of the room a-d reached for a cord that snapped on a bulb hanging from the ceiling. into jumbled piles, jutted out from one wall. A bedside table was glutted with full ashtrays, medicine bottles, movie mag,i7,ines, nai polish with the cap left off, bobb> In a congested district in an old pins, used tissues—I drasged rm irl nt tnurn full *-.* h,.-,^.-,];_,. part of town, full of boarding houses and semi-industrial buildings. David finally said, "This is it. Second house on the right." It was a three-story frame building. Long devoid of prfint, and it hulked heavily on a lot that barely filled it. A strio of weeds about two feet wide separated it from ' the littered sidewalk. Two dripping dogs had taken refuge under the broken-down wood steps. They began harking unpleasantly. David turned to me hesisUnUj. DOUBLE sheets and its gray sh oil lows clawed he butter away. No wonder w« [ot cockroaches." There was a cabinet with a col- Mtion ot sea shells and souvenirs >n its shelves. Atop it was a intcd photograph of a pretty girl, vith long fluffy brown hair and >old eyes and a wide, toothy smile, "Your wife?" I asked. "Yeah, that's Ida att right. About five years ago. She don't look much like that now. Gained forty- ifty pounds/' 'How did she happen to gain so much weight?" 'Oh, I don't know. Maybe because she eats alia lime, and drinks so much beer. But she blames it on me. Right alter we got married—bang, she starts wilh i baby. I didn't much hanker for •cids—I was just 1U then—but here she was with oac on the way *o I took on like 1 thought it was wonderful. Well, she lost il_ 1 don't know v/nat went wrong. Anyways, she started eating like :razy; said she had to build herself up. I told her she looked terrible, and she starts crying and tells me it's mj fault, ami if I hadn't been so anxious for kids she wouldn't be in "Why couldn't you Jive with your parents for awhile, until she son o? got back to, uh— nomal?" "My dad's sick alia time, and my mom works, and her sister lives with Ihem. They gt ' no room. Things have been worse than ever lately bccauss Ida thinks I've got, another woman. J told her about you, bul at first she said I was lying." jTonite, Tomorrow WMCT. Memphis, Channel TUESDAY NIGHT. SEI'T. 23 6:00 Milton Berle 7:00 Boss Lady 1:30 Circle Theatre 8:00 Amateur Hour 8:45 Mid-South Fair 9:00 Summer Theatre 10:00 I've Got a Secret | 10:30 News I 10:40 Pantomine Quiz 1:10 Weather .1:15 Jewish Holidays 1:30 City Hospital 2:00 News ,2:C5 sinu Off WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 7:00 Today 7125 News 7:30 Today 7:55 News 8:00 Prologue to Future 8:30 Breakfast Party 9:00 Mrs. U.S.A. B:30 Strike It Rich 10:00 Storyland 10:15 Love of Life 10:30 Search for Tomorrow 10:45 Morning MMitatlon 11:00 Mid-South Fair 11:45 Guiding Light 12:00 News 12:15 Farm News 12:30 Homemakers Program 1:00 Big Payoff 1:30 Welcome Traveler 2:00 Kale Smith 3:00 Hawkins Falls 3:15 Gabby Hayes 3:30 Howdy Doody 4:00 News 4:05 Uerl OhWRMRer 4:30 Space Cadets 4:4!> Hartoons 5:00 Industry on Parade 5:15 News 5:25 Weather 5:30 Those Two 5:45 News Caravan G:00 Youlh Wants to Know 6:30 Juvenile Jury 7:00 TV Theatre 8:00 The Unexpected 8:30 Dangerous Assignment 9:00 Mid-South Fair 9:15 Film Fcaturctte 9:30 The Big Picture 10:00 The Hunter 10:30 News 10:40 Rocky King 11:10 Weather 11:15 News 11:40 Sign Off Children's SHOES EXPERTLY REPAIRED H-flLTCRS UflLITY SHO€ SHOP •-• —. MAIN ST. I LEAPED up. "I'm "I didn't mean to L-yes away. A (lap of filthy wallpaper as big as a hcdshcet hung threateningly over the bureau. The place smclled like an unaired beer hall. A-- oilcloth-topped table against one wall held the remains of a sketchy meal for two people. A haU-fuH milk bottle, a dish of crumby butler, a torn bakery bag. and assorted unmatched cops and dirty . David picked up the butter dish "That's Ida for you; never puU 'm sorry, David. .. interfere in yoxir life." (lte\ I had meant to!) "Don't talk crazy. I would of told you aboul this," he waved his hand, "long ago but 1 thought you'd be loo ashamed of me to ever mvilc me back again." "I'm not like that, am I?" 1 said He gripped my hand tensely. "You mean, this dump don't make any difTcrcnce?" "Not a bit. I'll go now. Drop by tomorrow." As I drove homo, I realized the innumerable pitfalls there were in " 's game of playing God. (T« Be CoetUMd) FOR SALE Conorrle culverts, 12 Inch in 48 Uich, plain nr rccnforced. Also Concrete Building Klnrk* cheaper than lumber for barns, chicken ho us PS, pnmp houses, hnuses, tool sheds. We deliver. Call us for free estimate. OSCEOLA TILE & CULVERT CO. FALL PLANTING SEED HAIRY VBTCH. SEED WHEAT, BARI.EV FES CUE ANT) CLOVERS NEW CROP SEED BLYTHEVILLE SOYBEAN CORP. Phone 6856-6857 Good EVENING, (AY FAR —-^ ALWAYS BOWS WHEN HE MetTS TOWWW/-- MY swo HE eor \A RAW THE KINK IN HIS CASE? BACK BOWIMG TO A ' jvw& A*' to m^^^- ^» • ' • -r. . — . ^ ',__ ' ..TOwu k rfxM'b Bcntfit by Reading and Using Courier Newi Clcmified Adi MV BUSINESS PARTNERS 5EEM TO HAVE BETWEEN THEMSELVES AMP I CAN'T SAV I LIKE IT! I 4HOULP HAVE MY HEAP EXAMINED FOd HOT U$TeNIN6 TO CHn\5... /vuyge THE oieeo NT WHAT OPALI-THIW6S! HS EAP4KE WENT vVE'KE CAR60 14 SET UP AMP READ TO OPERATE.' /'WOULD YOU LIKE TO r GUESS VDU'RE NEW IN OUR ]T' MEIQWBORHOODIVi 1 IE- IT'S GETTING- SO A GIRL CANT WALK DOWN THE STREET WITHOUT SOME BOY TALKING- TO HER; COME TO MY PLACE AND CLIMB IN OUR APPLE TREE? SETTER NOT SHOOT/ FUNT. 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