The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 25, 1950 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, September 25, 1950
Page 11
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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER , BLIIHBVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEW* FAOE Our Boarding House with Maj. Hoople FRECKLES AND Hlfl FRIENDS BY MERRILL BLOMBB ' Conspiracy OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams EGAD/TOM.' HADN'T MARTHA VOU ACCEPT CD AWOTHCR PORTION HW1-RUWPH? -u- THANKS FOR YOUR MISDIRECTED ZCAL -M-8OT IKl tHE PUTORC PLEASE- KEEP IM MIIJD I'M FULLV CAPABLE OF PADDLIt^S OVOM to -We TAKJWER.V To see SOUR tfe^ BOSS, MA3OR? —• iNe SOT TMAf NIGHT WATCHMAW :SOB ALL 6ET FOR YOU BUT keep youe TOJGU6 NEUTRAL . ITS BEEN NICE HAVING COMPANY, '^^^^5*^^^^^^^3^f •'J'l^'iW'^''"'* "-—=•. "^^SgrS- 1 £ iijm^ THE PROMOTERS FORMER "You'r* mighty lucky, Clem—people are having troubl* mobil By Edwin Rutt getting; automobile* again!" REFRIGERATION • Service • Sales • Engineering DIAL 2241 City Electric Co. FOR SALE enlTerta 12 inch to tt 'eh. plAln BI reenforced Atao ^••erete Bllldlnl Hloekj cheaper than Immbei tni karna chicken anae*. patnp ho»r>, tenant haiuea to. I shells .We dellw Call •• f«r fre« <atlmat& TILE OSCEOLA & CULVERT CO. AUTO GLASS Installed Blyrheville Glass & Paint Co 136 E. Main Phone 6716 M XXVIII HS. WINWOOD, vapid woman, a chattcry, monopolized conversation on the afterdeck as Northcotl's cruiser slid smoothly down the river. And she also monopolized Dan Reagan for whom, she averred openly, she had "fallen in a big way." She nicknamed him Handsome Dan, and Keagan, after one embarrassed glance at Ede, handled the situation with surprising aplomb. "Handsome Dan?" he said. "Isn't that the name of the bulldog they use for a mascot at Yale? I'm flattered and" insulted, half and half.' "I like your big Irishman," Gil Summerfield said to Ede later. "Dan's swell," said Ede warmly. "He's certainly been a good friend to the Freys." 'He's lucky." They had stopped at the rail and Gil looked down ai the smooth water, pewter-colored now, streaked with crimson from the dying sun. "He's in a position lo be a friend." Cates REALTORS Phone 2151 Blytehville . AMftoriMrf Morrtan Lofn •Solktior lor SERVICES Kemp Whisenhunt & Co. • Sand A Finish Hardwood • Lay Hardwood Flooring • Asphalt Tile. fatt >f today for a free estimate. We J?ive you prompt, rourteoas service. Eisy FH.A Payments Come In Today. Kemp Whisenhunt & Co 109 E. Main Phone 4469 Again Ede sensed that undercurrent of seriousness in his voice. "Gll.'V'she said suddenly, "you seem to have something on your mind.** ^ ''Not a thing." His eyes wore still on the water. "Nothing but a little sparse hair." "Your hair," Ede said, "is almost luxurious. It's your attitude that worries me.'* ----- - - -:> "Sorry, lady," Gil lit a cigaret and flipped the burnt match over- side. "But I don't know 'what you're talking about." , After dinner there was a bridge game and this seemed to b« the element of 'the horse-faced Mr. Winwood. Partnered with his wife, he played against Mrs. Northcott and Gil Summerfield And it soon developed into an earnest contest At the first mention of bridge, an Rengan had slated his position flatly, fie didn't know the first thing about the -game; hivd never played. Me hoped this fact would not cramp anybody's style. "Not at nM," Norlhcott snid cordially. "We are seven, as the poel says. Not enough for two tables Besides, I've things to do arounc (he boat. I couldn't play myself.' It left Ede and Reagan free to prowl about. A LOW moon, like a pale disc was climbing slowly into the black vault of the sky. It cast a feeble half-light over the deck, struggling beam that made little headway against the dark shadows. Ede, stretched full-length in her chair, inhaled a deep breath of tangy sea-air, ."Like cruising, Dan?" she asked He laughed. "I've never, dom much of it. But I'm liking thi crui5e, if that's what you mean." "You ought to like it" He voice wns teasing. "You made conquest this afternoon. Mrs. Win wood is practically your slave." "That woman?" Reagan said, i digust, "She's the one sour note. "Dan, you're absolutely ungrate ful. After all the nice things sh said. Right to your face, too!" This world," Reagan alrnos growled. "It's mils," She smiled. "Poor Danl Yo sound thwarted. Who's been de priving ypu.ngw?" She said it -carelessly, banter ingly. The next instant she Srelted her lone. Reagan was lean ing forward in his chair. "Do you have to ask me that? he said. She saw that he was seriou desperately serious, Almost Mm idly she put a hand on his wris "No, Dan. 1 don't" She looke away, "Why do things have to g so terribly complicated?" It could have been the war nch of her flngertlp«. Or the ile glow of the moon. Or the ay, her fucc was turned just then, rolile toward him, • lips . parted ightly. She never knew. But cagan caught her, suddenly, in Is arms. Then his lips were pressed hard jafnst hers and his "arms, around er slim shoulders, were like bandi " steel. He let her go almost il once, s if some quick thought flashing 'iroiigh his mind had brought him i his senses. She felt his arms taxing, felt them leave her boulders altogether. She sat up, onscious of Reagan's big body, rembling; of > queer regretful ook in the eyes that stared at her ul of shadow. And conscious, too. f something else. A vague in- efinite sound, a whisking move- lent, from somewhere on the arksmcd deck behind them. • • • >F,AGAN said finally, in » low strained voice, "1—I'm sorry, guess I iust forgot myseH." "There's nothing to b« sorry ibout, Dan," Ede said slowly. "I," he seemed to feel that vords, explanations, were called or, "I couldn't—couldn't seem to' help it. I-^I'm a liar, of course, didn't want to help it.. When a guy's as much in love with . . ." "Don't regret it, Dan Because there's—nothing to regret." He muttered. "I suppose I've fixed my wagon now. Torn everything wide open." ' ' Ede took his hand suddenly. She wanted to help him, if she .could. His contrition was genuine, boyish even. And yet, there was nothing much she could say. What she' did say seemed inadequate, even to her. "There's noth- ng to worry about, Dan. It doesn't change anything." "You mean that—that . . ." "I mean," Ede laid, a little desperately, "that I still don't know." For Just a second, it seemed to Ede that a faint scent of pertumt hung there in the darkness. So faint as to b« little more than a suggestion. And then a puff of wind, whipping over the starboard rail, blew even the suggestion away. (To B« I'KISCLLA'S POI BY AL VERMEER ' I WISH YOU'D BUY SOME] ' /~ BUT, DcAR" WHEN WE HAVE OUR OWN HOME..,OUR O. BLOWERS AMD -•EGETA6LE5...THEN .VON'T IT WORTH WHILE JUST THINK! MA5HED POTATO SANDWICHES OUT OF OUR OWV GARDEN! '.OLD MEATS FOR MY -UNCH, HAZEL! I GET V TIRED OF MASHED WE'RE TRVINS . TO ECONOMIZE I SO WE CAM BUY A HOUSE! POTATO SANDWICHES ' L THE TIME! A Warning lo Chesl) BY MICHAEL O'MALLEY and RALPH LANE J£THE . TMEVfe HEA[7fW& THIS W«V F*OA\ 7DVVW/ HEAPWC POW THE CLUB- TO F!W7 t- FLINT; KTS&. B-E TROUBLE. P^^5??^,v-*:. tf-.6n$. CAPTAIN EASY (7" GT'S MIP ' AND TUCKTHL Battle's End BY LESLIE TURNER WE BUY AND SELL USED & NEW FURNITURE PHONE 2112 We're Proud of Our Work . «,,rk • Woodwork during • Welding BARKSDALE MFG. CO • Miirlnne wurk • Manulaclunng CHRYSLER-PLYMOUTH For the servicing or repair of your ear, bring It to T, I. Seay Motor Co. Our mechanics arc specifically trained (o care for your car. T. I. SEAY MOTOR CO. 121 East Main Phone 2122 YOU POOBL Y BU2E& M«NW OMNMlM DARLING'. J HAD EWOUSMI SOTT* esf I-ET ME—X UPi CMICHIT(\« I CAWT LET HIM BUGS BUNNY Intruders DIAL 3391 FOR TEXACO HEATING FUELS R. M. r.OGAN. ConsUnw Tank Tr«V Salesmen: Henry ThompMn, G. T.. HafTty Dorrta llrfirioii! Ice Cream Try Velvet's TASTE TREAT OF THE MONTH "Coconut-PineoppJe" BARNEY'S DRUG STORE West Main RED » SPOT FAINTS—GLASS—WALLPAPER MIRRORS—GLASS FOR FURNITURE Awnings—Venetian Blinds—Auto Glass AUSTIN & WICKER Phone R207 — 112 S. First ; •—• Blylheville IS THERE NO PRIVACY LIFT, ANVWHtRB? ". . . And this smoke signal meant, 'for quick loans end friendly treatment, go (o GENERAL CONTRACT PURCHASl COftPOJMT/ON'." ALI-EV OOI' PLA.YFUU.V SCUFftJNG IN A TAVERN, OOP INADVERTENTLY REFERRED TO HIS COMPANION AS KING RICHARD Letting the Cat Out BY V. T. HAMLIN BOOTS ANT) HER BUDDIES No Small Matter BY EDGAR MARTIN

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