The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 18, 1953 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 18, 1953
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_TUBSPAY, 'AUGUST is, 1955 OURloARDING HOUSE — with Major HoopU (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS PAGE NINE iAUSH BOUT • UCHA _=, £RIOD5MATTSR?8-i& „.,. OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams YOU'RE TRYIW TO THROW TH' HOSS INSTEAP o' TH 1 CALF, WES.' HOW COMB VOU KIW HANDLE BIS BUSINESS DEALS SO CALM AN' COOL AN' THEN GIT SO EXCITEP AKI' CWJFUSEP OVER A THIMG LIKE THIS 7 WELL, SUPPOSE YCO TRY A BIS BUSINESS DEAL ONCE.' THE SPECIALISTS NOT£EQO£ IN YQue POCKET THE PAV PltKEPVOUUR, Ji/ittiy... ITTOLE/1PN WHO you vvegp... STAVING ON WITH THE PLANETEEK! The king cobra Is the world'! most dangerous serpent and largest of all poisonous snakes. Largest ever recorded was 18 feet long. Lanf Ttnm .FARM LOANS LOW RATE NO FEES OR STOCK J. W. MEYER 1st National Bank Bids. Blytheville, Ark. Phones: Office 2261 Residence 8667 Jn Ajjocfarton H>Mi THt PRUDENTIAL INSURANCE CO. Of AMERICA HOME omcc. WWARK. N.J. TRUSSES Spring or Elastic Abdominal Belts Kirby Drug Stores Guaranteed Watch Repair Sp«efci J'<.jO Ifour watch la dlBassem- bled, cleaned, pivots polished and halr-sprinj ad- Justed, chronographs and automatic! not Included. 3 Day Service Thompson (Credit JEWELER Next Door to Wade F«r«. PEACHES From Central Illinois ORCHARDS ... Buy now .. . they won't last long! BLYTHEVILLE CURB MARKET 120 E. Main Phone 8201 Television SERVICE ANY MAKE PA Systems for Sale or Rent PHILCO FACTORY SERVICE BJaylock's S. Highway 61 fh. 3172 KILL JOHNSON GRASS with Sodium Chlorate, 99% pure! Fine treated for dry application. $12.50 per 1M Ibi. A. H. WEBB CULVERT TILE CO. Rlwaj 61. Stilt Line Ph. 8414 FUEL OIL 6.0. POETZ OIL CO. "/ Sell That Stuff" Phone 2089 Office & Bulk Plant - Promised Land Beside the Laughing Water A Romance by LOUIS ARTHUR CUNNINGHAM t ttS) kr NEA tnVICl. IK. . TH& STORY! Rpallxlng at Innt that nhe cnn only love Gnvln ^'nj-lnnd, I.JIIth G r » e in e nov piim off ttliing blm lh«I ffhe li Ibe TTomnn he blnmc» for the death of hi* brother durlajc the wnr. I.lllth ctmnot tell her xlde of the utory trllhnnf dUlllnnli Ing Gnvln aliout hlM brother. XIX 'THE new year came in bitterly cold, pellucidly clear, with skies like blue ice and weeks sub-zero weather. The Laughing Water was covered with ice as thick as an ax-halve's length The laughter of the river was a giant's rumble now, a thunderous frightening sound singing ir a terrible bass against the ice, heaving it, up in chaotically piled cakes, blowing air-Mes in It, death traps for the unwary, sending great zigzag cracks Irom shore to shore. Gavin had gone to New York to see his agent and a publisher who had read and liked what he had done on his book. The villagers had put on the plqy Twelfth Night, which Lilith and Avis Wayland had helped them stage. The two schools. St. f, Bride's and Edgcmere, Were combining their talents to try to enter a winner in the Dominion Drama, Festival to be staged in St. in the spring and Lilith and Miss Tail were busily going over a great pile of plays, old and familiar, or new and puzzling, in an effort to find one for a young cast. "I think I've got It." Miss Tail called to Lilith as she was passing the almost invariably open presidential door. "It's just the thing—all about a family of teenagers and with n.plot I always loved. You must have seen it played. It was very popular towards the close of the war. 'Crosckeys' is the one I mean. I saw it at the Empire in London while 1 was with the 'Ambulance Brigade. I loved It." UliLb looked down at UM old familiar book and knew a deep nostalgia for that hectic, happy time, thinking how much pleasure was intensified when it came as in war, in the midst of pain and suffering. Oh, she knew Crosskeys all right and if Miss Tait had seen the play at the Empire she had seen Lilith herself in the ingenue role of Diane Lane, the wild one of the play, the jazz-age product. "I know that play quite well," she said, rather wishing that Miss Tait had selected something else She said, trying to steer the headmistress away from it. "Don't you think that it's a bit dated and too much bound up with the problems of the era; almost 10 years ago, as I recall—" 'Oh, no." Miss Tait was stubborn one. "I don't think that at all. Nothing has changed—" "Very well, Miss Tait. We'll go to work on it right away." "One of the things that struck me in the very first scene—" The Taiter, as Avis loved to call her, had obviously worked it all out down to having the programs printed—"was the character of the young girl, the wild one—" "Diana Lane?" "You do know the play well, don't you? How lucky! Yes— .hat girl, Diana Lane. We have ier right here in our midst—a natural, as the Americans say. I mean Peg Wayland." • • • f ILITH agreed. Yes, the part, she had to admit, was tailored for the lovely, arrogant, wistful daughter of Giles and Avis. All she would have to do would be to, act natural. And she was the one who had the jest lines, the character who really carried the play along. The title "Crosskeys" came from he name of the big old house hat tried to contain the unruly '.ancs—a family In whioh the MO WM< all Koundreli and th* women not much better than they should be. Peg was in ecstasies when the parts were allotted and the scripts given out; already she saw ahead of her a career akin to those of Helen Hayes and Vivian Leigh. Miss Tait' was forced to speak quite sternly when she came to school wearing eye-shadow and mascara to > emulation of che wild and woolly Diana Lane of the play. "But one really must live the part, don't you think. Miss Graeme?" She came to Lililh after reluctantly and rebelliously scouring off the eye-allurements. "I was simply trying to keep in the mood for the play and if it's to be a winner we must put everything into it. 1 don't know, though, about the dogs; in the play Diana has two pure white borzois, Michael Strogoff and Anna Karenina. and 1 simply can't switch from Pat, my Engish setter, and Hero, dad's St. Bernard, though really they don't put one in the same mood as Russian wolf-hounds would." AS LILITH recalled it, those noble hounds in the original production, had put her in the mood to commit mayhem, being rather harder to handle than a .earn of springboks. She assured Peg that she would be fine with the bourgeois breeds. "I could borrow Jiggs Thaycr's corgis," mused Peg, "but Gwyn- tth is in what Thackery would call an interesting condition. No, ' guess it will nave to be Pat. She can be handsome enough if we bathe her right before the ilay and keep her away from mud-holes." Archer came to some of the rehearsals to watch his own boys, o whom he taught elocution, and who all had, he said wryly, a 'Spartacus to the Gladiators" complex and were inclined to make even the tendcrest speeches n a voice that shook the rafters. 'If they'd only pipe down," he aid mournfully. "I guess I'll iav6 to invent a mute for them •something like jazz-cornetisls jut in their instruments." (,T* B* Continued) Television- Ton ite, Tomorrow WMCT, Memphis. Channel 5 WEDNESDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 19 6:00 Mirror Theatre 6:30 Break the Bank 7:00 Nothing But the Best 7:30 Craftsman's Guild Dinner 8:00 Two For The Money 8:30 Boston Blaekie , 9:00 Mr. and Mrs. North i 9:30 News Reporter 9:55 Weather 9:45 Tonight in Sports 9:55 Weather 10:00 Famous Playhouse 10:30 Larry Storch 11:30 News 11:35 Industry on Parade 11:50 Sign Off WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 1953 1:00 Today 7:25 News 7:30 Today 1:55 News 8:00 Ding Dong School 8:30 Arthur Godfrey 9:00 Hawkins Palls 9:30 Strike It Rich 9:45 The Bennetts 10:00 Shopping At Home 10:15 Love of Life 10:30 Search for Tomorrow 10:45 What's Your Trouble 11:00 Storyland 11:15 Guiding Light 11:30 Garry Moore 12:00 Meditation 12:10 News 12:20 Farm News 12:30 Homemakers Program 1:00 Big Payoff 1:30 Welcome Travelers 2:00 On Your Account 2:30 UN Gen. Asembly 3:00 Atom Squad 3:15 Gabby Hayes 3:30 Howdy Doody 4:00 Berl Qlswanger 4:30 Industry on Parade 5:00 Flicker Comics 5:15 News 5:25 Weatherman 5:30 Eddie Fisher 5:45 News Caravan 6:00 I Married 6:30 Trouble Spots 7:00 TV Theatre 8:00 Boxing 8:45 News Weekly 9:00 Ben Hechts Theatre 9:30 News Reporter 9:45 Tonight in Sports 9:55 Weather 10:00 Big Town 10:30 Rock King 11:00 News 11:05 City Hospital 11:35 Industry on Parade 11:55 Sign Off "Our new neighbor isn't very cordial—you'd think she'd ask us in to tea one of these lazy summer afternoons'." FRECKLES AND HIS FRIENDS FRECKLES /No/No/] PLEASE DONT/ SO VOU FINM.IY DECIDED TO GIVE ME A IDON'T BE RIDICULOUS, BREAK; WHERE HAVE YOU /-mm BI»V< T UAUC BEEN WE PAST FEW DAYS? COT A NEW PLAYMATE. ZIP?i TONI, BABY; r HAVE TO STAY HOME SOMETIME... AFTER ALL I AM MARRIED.' *Save Money! 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