The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 11, 1950 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, March 11, 1950
Page 7
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SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 19W *OYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS JPAGE SKVEN • OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams Our Boarding House with Maj. Hoople We SUV IS STILL IN A H MUST 66 *«7 Keep LOOP.' -AiE'LL TAKE WHATB H6 DCXN, TRVIM' TO (SIT A RABBIT WfTH A ROCK1 WHY, IF ONE OF US MAPE HALF O 1 THAT DUST AEOUNP HIS COOK FIE& HE'D HAVE AFnV THAT AIM'T POST \ BEHISJP HIM-- IT'S \ A BEAR. THAT SOT J IMTDTH' FLOOR, ./ , WHILE HE WAS ^ TAXIS)'A WAP/ / HIM TO THE OWLS CUJBTILCHe: S 6ACK OM T. «?/ YOU TOOK* "HCAROUS- 'L SLI &V»T TUMBLE !&• I isle MUST THE £\ iMslE&Tiewe —^fer iw _ BROAD BLOWING k~, MAN »Je£t> £ DAYLI&H1 __O. LfXTJV.' "THIS WA6 A DRE1FUS WATCH Oirf of a 0 By Edwin Ru!t ,Uic door, ready to Icnve. Kow'« yeiir wottK running Ihitt dayiT If* not!, Kavi our ixperl i«poitman put It in A-l cordttjon. Prompt, »ffic!«nr uetenabU teivke. USYCSCVIT DHEIFIS ' Mccl NreiFuj . .'. Wear lliannndi I managed a smile. *Tm an ambi- "JVTURIEL HALLECK Ignored \ tious, self-centered woman, Alice, 1J - Alice determinedly and went but ! '™ not nllj>ad." on with her story. I.. Ml . lliel rosc ami stowi aguin by "I tried to cope with young Rick, but his terror of the storm put him beyond reason. You saw how he acted the day he threw that tantrum—" ! Alice nodded and Muriel went r on. "Finally I lost my temper. I Hulon Holmes Phone 632Z 2)6 lally • Sand for Fills • Kich Dirt for Yards We are ready to serve yon; PRESCRIPTIONS Fresh Stock Guaranteed Best Prices Kirby Drug Stores frememborcd that ugly little whip, jit had belonged to Brent's father, j\vho used to raise dogs. I got it I and—" I Again she paused as Alice | squeezed her hnnci. Anyone hut Muriel Halleck might have burst into tears. "Honestly though, Alice," Muriel continued, "a(ter the very first blow, I just tapped Rick. But that was enough to scare the poor child to death "Well, Brent heard the commotion and woke up in the middle I of it. He came charging out of the bedroom. And, really, I thought for a moment he was going to kill me. ,- "He grabbed nie and slung me back into our bedroom. That's j how I got those awful bruises on ] my arm. I knew you didn't believe my story about banging into something in the night." Alice nodded, realizing that she had thought the bruises Were-further evidence of Brent's cruelly "Then I heard you come," Muri«l was still speaking. "Afterwards Brent came ijUo the room and hung the whip in my closet j He said—" Muriel winced '*—tha I'd better keep it among my own ; things if I was so blasted fond o ! it. But unlil now I've let Bren (take the—the rap. With you." "It's all right now, Muriel, 1 j Alice said. i , "Now it is, but it wasn't before. Don't you see, my dear? I jus ; couldn't go oft* to California let j-ting you believe a rotten thin; [like that about Brent." : Muriel's head cainc up and sh \IO. Alice thought as she stood facing Muriel. She wasn't all ad. It had taken courage tor her a come here today. Alice said slowly: "I'm very lad you told me this, Muriel. And iow I'm going to tell you some- lung. I think you ought to go iack to lirenl and nick." Muriel shook her head deci- ively. "No. That's out ot the ques- ion, Alice. I've tried to be very icnest, I think, about everything •\\ccpt that one disagreeable episode. But Brent and I have drifted part (or a long time. It started even during the war." Alice recalled the local gossip at Tollivcr that resulted from Trent's failure to return home on eaves and his getting assigned to occupation forces after the war. "Maybe I'm to blame," IVUlrie said. "I admit to being cold- Jloodcd. You have to be, if you want, more than anything else, ti Id to the top of the world. Bu ( also found that I had to he hon est all the way around. That' :he result of a good middleclas Indiana training, I suppose." ' She sighed. Then she held ou :ier hand. 'Good luck, Alice," she sale with a trace of a smile.* "1 won' ask you what's going to happen next. Because, keeping up thi appalling honesty—or cold-blood cdness—of mine, it doesn't mak the slightest difterence in tli world to me." "Good luck to yon, too, Mu riel," Alice said, clasping th hand. "You're a brave woman. After the handshake, Murie Halleck turned and was gone. Alice Pine stood in the door way for a moment and then sh closed the door and locked iL Sh had to take time to think. L LICE sat down on the edge of the bed, her hands clasped in cr lap as she went over oF ctaii of that summer. Why had she doubted Brcnf alleck? She had known deeply, vithin herself, that he was in- anablc of being cruel to little ick. But the evidence had eemed too conclusive to ignore. Brent had been trying to hide al whip, not because of his own uilt but because of Muriel's. And ircnt had not corrected Alice's alse impression of the incident ccausc he was just what Chuck Visncr had said he was: "A strange uy and a very swell guy." Even after her conversation with Chuck Wisner in Tolliver hat one afternoon, when Chuck tad told her muny things about irent and about Muriel, that ugly vhip and the night of the storm lad remained in her mind. Alice did not blame Muriel so nuch for letting her think the vorsL It was payment, perhaps, or Alice's falling in love with 3rcnt while Alice was supposed *> be loyal to her employer. Muriel might not really care for Brent, Alice told herself, but after nil, Muriel had been in love with lim once. And in spite of what Muriel had said, she must have had some feelings when she law Brent hold Alice in his arms, even for a brief instant, that night on the beach. Those and other thoughts traveled through Alice's mind, but thinking was not what she wonted to do now. She had to explain some things to Brent. Chuck Wisner's words: "You're needed here by a very swell guy," came home to her again. Quickly she changed clothes. Then she sent a wire to Providence. She got her car and started a long drive back to Grosvcnor PoinL Surely, she thought, Brent would meet her there. She had asked him to. Surely, he would. There was so much to be said and to be explained. She wondered what he would think when he received her wire. And she began thinking over the things she would have to say to him. Surely— (To Be Continued) Hydrogenation Is n process for turning liquid vegetable oils into solid white fat. BILL GODWIN SPORTING GOODS Now in Stock: Baseball Uniforms LIVE BAIT IT PAYS YOU All Types of Vlhlclic Equipment GOOD REPAIR the Only Exclusive Sporting Goods Slorc In Mississippi County" RECTAL DISEASES A SPECIALTY DRS. NIES & NIES (All Types Eictpt Caneer! 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