The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 2, 1952 · Page 15
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 15

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, October 2, 1952
Page 15
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THUR8PAY, OCT. J, '""''' ^ LJLJLB IT JWI-fl • _LT- -*. OUR IOARDING HOUSE — witti M.j.r HM»|« BLTTHETILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEW! fiex. GOT -THE WAR OOtYT FORGST-THe DIPLOMATIC CORPS, MISS fiUILP/ MRMY MeALV- MOUTHED MEM/ A FEW OF &TROMS CHARACTEK COULD CHAS& , TK6 LftDlES-ACT- LEAGUE WILL T MUST MASTEM TO CATCH A APPOINT TO ALL THE [MPORTASiT > POSTS AMD AM IMPORTANT SPEECH , UPSTATe.' nHOS& CHINESE MTOTrt ^ MOLES Safe Driving Pays Off For Buffalo Motorist BUFFALO (IP)— Thirty-two years of driving without a mark on his license paid off when the pinch came fot a motorist who passed a red light. In court the motorist told the judge he \vas on the way to the hospital where his mother was to undergo an emergency operation. The judge dismissed the charge. FUEL OIL G.O. POETZ OIL CO. "/ Sell That Stuff" Phone 2089 Office & Bulk Plant—Promised Land nmwr "Would I like to trade places with you and baby-sit tonight!" PRESCRIPTIONS Fresh Stock Guaranteed "Best Prices Kirby Drug Sfores ARTHRITIS If you suffer wtth arthritis wrll« lo me, P. O. Box 776, South Bend, Indiana. I will gladly tell you how I got rid of It 3 years ago after suffering orer 25 years.— H. M. Harrison. SECOND MAN on tha Ticket :^ -v v. '*<3L s"5— By Edwin Lanham v-c» 'd,' Copyright by Edwip Unhom. Distributed :by NEA Service, Inc., T HE expression on Governor Willis Ci! Warlnirton's full, relaxed face was familiar. I had seen it tlie nif>lit lie tried to conceal his pride and salisfaclion as he read aloud a telegram from his opponent in the gubernatorial contest, conceding his election, and flgntn Ihe afternoon n Uirce- ye.-H-oh) bcnrinf) the Wjirhur- lon colors nosed out Ihe fa- • voritc lo win the President's Handicap, 850,000 added, Rback in Ihe days when the Governor owned a small racing slnlile. This time I thought ] knew what it meant; it meant Ilia! the Governor had a full house, at least. My hand was a nine- Su'sh straight. Even though I v/as sure I would fake a beating this time, I did not mind. It was good to see the Governor enjoying himself; it was good to see the lines of strain in his face relax. Campaigning is hard on the most durable candidate, even for the second man on the ticket, and Governor Warburton had campaigned with an indefatigable sense of responsibility to his country and his party. 1 was aboard his special train because I wanted to see him in Washington, Vice President of the United States. I was there to help all I could, even when it involved bucking a,<ull house with a nine-high straight. Bill Evers, the Governor's press • secretary, had dropped out when *he Governor opened, and the Bother three players, all ne-.vspa 'lermen assigned to cover the War lurlon campaign, had failed V Smprove their hand* (Hi the drav. !I was left there with a pat straight. facing the Governor's pat hand Lncr Strawu, Ule Governor's personal neertUrj, lat* a on the table. I had whipped out a campaign biography entitled Second Man on Ihe Ticket: The Career of Willis G. Warburton. There was a pile of copies on a table in the private car. and the only resentment I had ever held for the Governor was because he had never read one, on the grounds that that sort of thin" embarrassed him. Ife had helped liltlc in the preparation of it, and Bill Evers and I hud pieced the facts together from newspaper clippings and talks with relatives. In the pas! few years I had written a couple of biographies, thor- o u g h 1 r researched and documented, which had been well received by Ihe critics. I never asked the Governor if he had read them, but I knew he had, and thought well of them, and he called me Boswell as a sort of appreciation 'of my risking what reputation I had to write a campaign irochure. I looked again irt my nine-high nd 1 th F. Go ™™«V a *i ha "f straight, squirmed again. "Oh md ,nto his pleased, heckr t said . -, fo|d £ --- ..... „ ... amused blue eyes. "Roy," he said, "this its going to cost you." * He «ttd it MM > man with a bludgeon, a casual observer would never have guessed there was a 10-cent limit. At worst the hand could cost me hardly more than half a dollar, but the Governor had drawn his heavy eyebrows down over his blue eyes, he had set his square jaw, and looked as hard and overbearing as he couM. Of course I knew Willis Warburton. I had known him for ten years, from the time I broke in as a reporter covering the Statchousc, when he was highway commissioner. So I was sure that if 1 were so rash as to continue the betting he would simply grin and show his hand, if he knew he had me beat, "I'm raising you one dime, Roy," the Governor snid. • • • r rHE three reporters grouped - 1 around the table in the Governor's private car grinned because 1 of his sonorous tone, like a carnival barker. They liked the Governor, ami enjoyed these casua gnmcslot poker almost as much a, he riid, although laten they would probnlily continue the game a considerably higher stakes in thi press car. They knew the Gov . ci nor needed to relax. The Governor put his dime 01 j»he tab!*. "It's up 1« you, Bos well." ^_ lie often colled me that, because fold." The Governor's bushy eyebror/s cent up and he pursed his lips. Why, Roy," h« said, with fatherly ebuke. "Yo« shouldn't have done hat. I have nothing." He faced his cards, showing two pairs. The other players laughed and the ."Jovcrnor said. "First time 1 ever >lufTed anybody with a 10-cent jet." He grinned at me. "Next time I'll call with this," : said, and took mr Win With Warburton campaign button from my lapel and dropped It on the :able. "You think its chances are worth a Jtme, Governor?" "No comment," the Governor said. "Whose deal?" Bill Evers reached foe the cards, out his shuffle was interrupted by Lucy Strawn, the Governor's personal secretary, who came in from her office in the car ahead and laid a telegram on the table at Hill's elbow. Lucy had warm brown hair and wauci gray eyes and she walked with a quick, mincing slcp that caught the eye and held i usually a little longer than good manners allowed. "This came at that tank-town stop wft just made, Bill," she said !jL picked up the telegram and read it with a worried exnres sion. He usually looked worried The duties of a press secretary nr varied and unremitting, and doubt if Bill had slept « nigh through since he took over (he job when W[>7burton first ran for gov enof. lit was a serious. young man who stuttered a little when he was excited. Anything unexpected had a way of throwing him off balance, with the result he walked a daily tighlrope as press secretary to a candidate for Hie vice presidency, but somehow at the same time he always managed to keep his center of gravity low enough to slabilize his head. "Fellows," Bill said, with an unhappy frown. "I guess we'd better postpone proceedings here. Something important has come up." "Yes, sure," the reporters said. They all stood up, nodded to the Governor, grinned at Lucy Strawn and filed out. "Bill," the Governor began, leaning back in his chair and smiling patiently. "What's exercising you now?" "Listen to this," Bill said, and read the telegram aloud: "Board' ig tratn Markctville stoo please rrange accommodations." "Yes?" the Governor said. Bill snid with emphasis, "It's igned 'Clyde McDonald.'" "McDonald?" said the Governor Clyde McDonald? Oh,'you mear. hat fellow from Washington?" "flatchet-mnn McDonald," Btl! aid. "What does he want?" 'No doubt we'll find mil," said Governor Warburlon, and sighed wearily. "Did you break up the game just for that?" "I did," Bill said firmly. "And here won't be any more poker James." The Governor laughed tolerant- y. "BUI, you're always issuing secretarial commands, with a snap of your Ink-stained fingers May I ask why?" * • • giM, stuttered a little. It was thi gauge of his excitement 'G-Governor, don't you know whf :iyde McDonald is?" "A newspaperman," the Governor said. "Just another columnist.' "With a big syndicate," Bill said "With another million readers Witll a weekly radio broadcast ,-inc 1 a few million cars flapping wher he talks. Ycu can't have him writ- ting and talking about pokei gamps with the press aboard yoti: special train, For undisclos« slakes, he'd have It." "He'd do that, would he?" "That's his technique," Bill said "Tn newspaper language a fcllov who performs when the boss blow: Ihe whistle is called a trained sea) But he's a performing v.-easol" The Governor sighed. "All right Bill. No more poker games, if yo< Television- Tonite, Tomorrow VMCT, Memphis, Channel 4 'HURSDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 2 6:00 Travelog 6:15 News 8:30 Dinah Shore 6:45 News Caravan 7:00 Oroucho Marx 7:00 The Unexpected 8:00 Gangbiisters 8:30 Theatre 9:00 Martin Kane 0:00 Racket Squat) 8:30 Arthur Godfrey 0:30 News 0:40 Boxing 1:45 Industry on Parade 2:05 News 2:15 Sign Off FRJDAY, OCTOBER 3 7:00 Today 7:25 News 7:30 Tcdny 7.55 News 8:00 Today 8:25 News 8:30 Today 8:55 News 9:00 Prologue to Future 9:30 Campaign Call 0:00 Guiding Light 0:15 Morning Meditation 10:30 Strike It Rich 1:00 Btorylalld 11:15 Love-of Life 11:30 Search for Tomorrow 11:45 World Series 2:30 Homcirmkrrs Program 3:00 Knte Smith 4:00 Hawkins Falls 4:15 Gabby Hayes 4:30 Hourly Doody 5:00 fieri Olsv.-angc-r 5:15 News 5:25 Weather 5:30 industry on Parade 5:45 Karloons 6:00 Film Featureite 6:15 News . 6:30 Those Two 6:45 News Caravan 1:00 Dennis Day 7:30 Playhouse 8:00 Big story 8:30 Aldrich Family 9:00 Cavalcade of Sport! 9:45 Film Fenturette 10:00 Football Tiiis Week 10:16 Washington Spotlight 10:30 News 10:40 March of Time 11:10 Weather 11:15 Names the Same Il:-t5 Industry on Parade 12:00 Nows 12:05 Sign Off Wanted! TIN CANS s»f to. . <T« B« ConUJiucdl Large Metal Compress BLYTHEVILLE Iron & Metal Co Moultrie &. R.R. Sts. Blytheville, Ark. Phone 8062 FOR SALE Concrete culverts, 12 Inch to «* incli. plain or recnforcfd. Also Conrrrlr HuilitlnR I'.lorki cheap, er than lumber for barns, chkk- rn hnu<f!, pump houses, tenant houses, tool sheets. We deliver. Call us for free MtlmiU. OSCEOLA TILE & CULVERT CO. Phone 641 OUT OUR WAY »V J. I Wttttami fT'S ALL RIG.HT WITH THE PAIW, BUT -«U BREAK. HIM Of IM THE SUKJDAV PAPER-THE PAPER'S A WRECK; AMP so IS HE.' INCXANS Oft, FLVTM<3 SAUCER GECKS - - - TURN on rue »oto MAW, AMD SEE WHAT-S UF> / r * VJ *- 1 ' v^ MOTHERS SET GRAY > .^. > . B«n«fit by Reading and Using C»uri«r N«wi Clasiified Ads ! YOU'RE MliTIH£> CARGO ...CHRrS, THAT'S LIKE ASTEEOID A <&/!(-AX X.' CON'T FOE&ET THAT B/U'NI&TEK'J/JFTEE fo IT TOO.ANO HE MI6HT HAVE FAIR. HUNCH WHERE CAR&O MO we'll PICK. UP7'IIE POP, LOOK WHAT WE FOUND \N THE ATTIC YES. I WON A GOLF .TOURNAMENT ,_WEUL...YOU you ^MIGHT SAY MEAN! ^ta— THACT VOU'RE A CHAMPION? JUST WAIT TILL THE > FELLOWS HEAR ABOUT 7WS PROMISE ME, WAtEL, THAT > YOU'LL. MeV (TELL TMEW > ABOUT PEE-WEE GOLF PUL-EEZe, -W5T6Z/.I WON NO/ HfXST/ HOMKT/ "S BILLV'S A GOOD WORKER, MR K1GSS rr, «. Kn E "ESOTOFI 1 Tl UK6TO.HH.P TO * BWJ 5TWZ.r. BUT \WEEnV BOYS OPT THAT -SHCUU7NT COUDEWM UsTWlT L.HBWfWTS 1 * b " w ' .AMCEi VOU I BUTIVJI^e HIRED Wi WHEW t *. POOR RISK , HE'lL MEEOAPART NEITHER IS He-VET! WO ILL XK°K!F- \"™M H«e FWrHIMTHEBOYHOW TO HELP HIS DAP GET SACK ON HIS FEET1 ,, I 1.00KED Uf> HI* POLICE- RECORD! . WASUT GWIW A LINE- HE REAILV WEAW5 IT! Xl MBXN THW tVEN THOUGH "\ HOTHIN' TO ITl 10U CA,N'r RfMOvE THE MAGIC ) IJU6T TURN V.ORD FROM H'3 MIND.YtXl /'IMlNTO* CAN A8SCX.UTELY KEEP HIM ICEITTER THW FROM GMNSrr AWAY? 1 CWT TALK! OH.OH'THIS OOMTLOOK SO GOOD R3RYOUI YEW I SAID PRETTY Ql-ICK TH' OH GA1.'S ' OVER HERE THEN POIIP WHATCHA ) POIJF, YOU'RE A MOUSE M E/XN. \ MEBSE! HEH [ VBl^ NICE fOUFPyBIG FMONEJ YUMMY.' I COULD DO WITH A, GOOD SQUARE MEM.! THAT'S A SNA1ZV I T'M TIRED ELMER.' / OP HAVING- MY FENCE PLASTERED WITH POSTERS' I COME OVER T8ORRER A VfA JD&T NATuRAUt.YA . YOU CUOS6 TH' OATE ? INSIPE. OLP FVJIENP I woovwi'x K -wKVe . ov V\N?V\»«.SS . CK Wt WiMAft V.(SC^ .WC.WC '. BUT \F V HfXO ft

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