The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 3, 1954 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, June 3, 1954
Page 13
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THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 1954 "* BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THIRTEEN OUR BOARDING HOUSE - with Major Hooplt OM.'THERE'S / VMHV NOT COMMERCIALIZE VJITH ANi AUTOMATIC ARM, TO LIFT TH5 KEC6NER VvlWEfsi *iO OrO (6 AT HOME?— TM£ ARN\ WOUL.O £tAKT A RECORDING, "NOSODV THEY'VE ALL GOMe TO $AM6 &\G M16MT USE TKe pevice k TO SPOT EASV JOBS.* TOO WARM. TO £TARTA PROJECT LARGS IM SCOPS OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Wiliiomi T^f «»> '''* '^'VWi^^W^x iK^"^ 1 '' 1 ^^"""^ ilte!rf% >! * 1 MEPE'SAN- ONE/ i HOPE THE eoLF PRO WHEN HE OF- FEKEp US A DIME FOfc EV/ERY LOST BALL WE- OO I MUST BP SUPP1N.6/ X USED ID RETRIEVE LOST BALLS WITHOUT GETTING / j FIM6ERS SMACKED * A .,,• -^ Ttltvision — Tonight Tomorrow — WMCT Channel 5, & WHBQ Channel 13 WMCT Channel ft Thursday Night. June 1 6:00 Groucho Marx 6:30 Cav'cftde of America 7:00 Dragnet 7:30 Theatre 8:00 Martin Kane 8:30 Jackpot Calling 9:00 Playhouse ol Star* 9:30 News 9:45 Street Corner, USA 10:00 Rocky King 10:30 News 10:45 Adventure 11:00 Better Living Thea. 11:30 Sign Off Friday. June 4 5:50 Meditation 6:00 Today 6:25 News 6:30 Today 6:55 News T:00 Today 7:25 News 7:30 Today 7:55 News 8:00 Ding Dong School 8:30 Betty White Show 8:55 Charm with Cathy 9:00 Home Show 10:00 Bride & Groom 10:15 Hawkins Palls 10:30 Shopping at Home 11:00 Storyland 11:15 3 Steps to Heaven 11:30 HOmemaHers 12:00 News 12:15 Farm News 12:30 Channel Five Club 1:00 Kate Smith . 2:00 Welcome Travelers 2:30 On Tour Account 3:00 Pinky Lee Show 3:30 Howdy Doody 400 Berl Olswanger 4:15 Armchair Adventure 4:30 Lash of the West 4:45 Hartoons 5:00 Captain Video 5:15 Interesting Person 5:25 Weatherman 5:30 Eddie Fisher 5:45 News Caravan 6:00 Wild Bill Hickok 6:30 Life of Riley 7:00 Big Story 7:30 Matt Clark, RR Dec. 8:00 Cavalcade of Spts 8:45 Greatest Fights 9:00 Loretta Young Show 9:30 News 10:45 9:45 Clete Roberts 11:00 10:00 My Little Margie 11: 25 10:30 News ijJ30 10:40 Weather j2;00 10:45 Hollywood Movie 13-30 11:45 Sign Off iloo WHBlf Channel 13 1.30 Thursdav Night, June 3 1:45 6:00 Meet Mr. McNutley 2:00 6:30 Four Star Playhouse 2:15 7:00 Video Theater 2:30 7:30 Big Town 3:00 8:00 Royal Playhouse 4:15 8:30 Place the Face 4:30 9:00 The Web 5:00 9:30 Dr. I. Q. . 5:30 10:00 Weather 5:45 10:05 News 6:00 10:15 Late Show 6:30 Friday, June 4 7:00 6:00 Morning Show 7:30 7:55 News . 8:00 8:00 Jack Paar 8:30 8:45 Exercise with Jove 9:00 9:00 I'll Buy That 9:30 9:30 Strike it Rich " 10:00 10:00 Valiant Lady 10:05 10:15 Love of Life 10:15 10:30 Search for To'row 10:20 Guiding Light Kitchen Magic News Garry Moore Double or Nothing House Party Big Payoff Lady of the House Bob Crosby Brighter DAy Secret Storm Robert Q. Lewis Early Show Don Franklin Show Western Theater Mars Patrol News Perry Como Mama Topper Ozzie & Harriet Our Miss Brooks My Friend Irma Suspense The Goldbergs what In The World Weather News Do You Know Why Late Show Swing*, Slides. Sand Box«t and Monkey Climbs Hubbard Hardware JOHNSON GRASS KILLER 99% Pure Sodium Chlorate 700 Lb. $m Drum I Webb Culvert Tile Co. Highway 61 at State Line Phone OSborne 3-8414 WHEN IT RAIN IT POURS fODfZCD OR PLAIN THE STOHT: Ricky Madlnon'a car CFM*« at t** Hire of 18 f»- » • onrc« «* tFrorry to hU parent*. Not only do Th«y »?•=!• nw accfilp»>t from reekle*" driving, hit they do not beH«ve Merle Connor. » dNrrpotiible mechfttifc. whn >• fcclpinc Ricky hnlld hf» "hot rod" la * ffood Influence. * • * XI nnWO weeks later Ricky drove •*- down to Merle's after supper as usual. The big door to the garage was closed. Ricky blew his hoTC. but Merle didn't open up. Frowning, Ricky got out of the coupe and walked around to open the door himself. That's when he saw the FOR RENT sign propped in the window. Ricky looked around helplessly, but there was no one to explain. Slowly Ricky got back .in his car and drove to Merle's house. The old truck was in the yard, and several ragged little children were playing on it. Ricky climbed sagging steps, and knocked on the front door. The door was opened by Merle's wife. She was a tired- looking woman with straw- colored hair and a pasty complexion. She was in her bare feet, and wearing a shapeless old print dress with a tear in.the side. When the door opened a heavy smell of dirty bodies rushed out "I'd like to see Merle," Ricky •aid. Connor'* wife looked at him for a moment "He's inside." Ricky followed her, wrinkling his nose against the smell. There were dirty clothes thrown all over the place. The broken couch in the living room was covered by an old sheet, and there was a baby lying on it, fighting with • swarm of flies for possession of its bottle. "Merle'* to there." Connor's wife nodded toward the back room from which guitar and singing sound* cam*. Thanks." Ricky went to the doorway and looked in. Merle was sitting on ft ofet* wit* hfe tott out to rest on the bed. He was dressed in baggy coveralls, and the greasy, red leather cap was on his head. He sang with a cigaret in his mouth. Ricky waited until Merle had finished his song. "Hi, Merle. I stopped by the garage . ." Merle turned his head. He stared at Ricky with bloodshot eyes that were angry and mean. Merle's head sagged, and he mumbled to himself. Suddenly he looked up again, his face a dark red. "You ever hear of the Connor-Madison?" he asked, squinting at Ricky. Ricky laughed hesitantly. "Good old Connor-Madison." he said. "Etoy. that's a car that will be a car It'll be the talk of the state when we get through with it." Merle picked at his guitar, listening. Then he looked at Ricky as though he hadn't seen him before. "Sprout," he said thickly. "you better get out of here Because if you don't I'm gonna mash your face in." "But Merle. . " "Git out!" Merle slammed his hand against the guitar. "Git out or I'll kill you!" Ricky backed up hastily Merle roared and bawled, hitting his guitar. Mrs. Connor padded to the front door and opened it "I don't know what you done to Merle." she said. "But he sure has it in for you." Ricky went out and got in his car. Just before he started the motor, he heard Merle start to sing again. Another mournful hillbilly tune. There were real tears in it A small dirty face tried to peek in Ricky's window. One of Merle's kids. "This your car?" a shrill voice piped. "Yeah." "Ii it a hot rod?" Ricky looked at the smudged, wondering face and nodded. "Yeah. A Connor-Madison." •Coo-Dor?" tbt child shrieked, unbelieving. "It's a Ford! Connor's my name." Ricky drove away with two sounds in his ears. The shrill child-like voice screaming, "It's a Ford!" and the tearful chant of Merle Connor singing a song about death in the hills. "VfERLE was out of business •*• again. There would be no ntore chores around the garage, no more work on the coupe, no more plans about the Connor- Madison Another reason for his narents to say, "I told you so." Something else for his friends to kid him about Habit directed him to the town square, and the Dellville Drug. TheyV know a'-out Merle's failure. They'd be waiting to rib him about it Ricky's mouth tightened. Why run away? He didn't have anything to be ashamed of. It wasn't his fault Merle had failed. And they had done*a lot to the coupe. Already on the defensive, prepared for an attack, feeling betrayed and belligerent. Ricky parked in front of the drugstore. He raced his motpr before turning the key. Let them know he was there and not ashamed of anything. A quick look around as he entered showed they were waiting for him. Sherm, as usual, had his big face stuck in a comic, but Jerry, Chub and Link were standing by the magazine rack, talking. Sharon was in a booth talking to a red-haired girl. "Well, look who's here," Link exclaimed, simulating great wonder. "We thought you'd moved away." "You know I've been busy," Ricky said, joining the group. "How you coming?" Jerry asked. Ricky shrugged. "I was coming fine, until today." Jerry nodded. "I heard Merle lost his place. Too bad." "Yeah." Link added. "How is that shot rod of yours? Will it run without a tow yet?" "It will run the wheels off that gook wagon you're pushing," Ricky said. : (!• IW Political Announcement The Courier News is authorized to announce the following candidate for the Preferential Primary July 27 For State R«presentatlT« Mississippi County H. H. (Buddy) Howard rompl DELIVERY SERVICE Phone 3-4507 H««rs: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. with Delivery t« 7 p.m. WOODS DRUG STORE 221 West Main St. TAKE IT HOME! 1/2 Dozen liOO FRIED SHRIMP .. • Razorback Drive-In We Service AH Makes Commercial Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Bill's Refrigeration Service £337 Birch Phone 3-6986 EXPERT WATER PUMP REPAIR Hubbard Hard wart Phone 2-2015 SHADY PARKING Ole Hickory Inn 707 W. Chlckasawb* TV - RADIO SERVICE More Than 20 Years Training and Experience. Factory Service Guarantee on All Makes. Biytheville Sales Co. Felix Carney, Mgr. 109 E. Main Ph. 3-3616 NEED PAINT? 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