The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 23, 1953 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 23, 1953
Page 13
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^WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 23, 1958 OUR BOARDING HOUSE — with Major Hoopk BLTTHEVILLB (ARK.)" COURIER NEWS PAGE THIRTEIN OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams DON'T ASK ME" I PONT WANT TO GET THE E THiNGS ) DON'T KNOW ._ LEATHER OIL CMMDUR. OWN/ THAT WOULP PLUCK A PUCK; KNOWM A6 -STARTIUS0FF WITH A SAMS' HEROES. ARE MADE-WOT EOEM I WAS AT THE (ZENPEZVOU4 WAITIN6FOE.Y0U gETTEP. 6AL.UOPW4TE&, QUESTIONS ANP ANSWEES LATER ... PAPAfc MAf TOUO THE*E' JOKERS THAT I'VE TPYIN6TO6UT U* OFF' FRECKLES AND HIS FRIENDS HEARING AIDS Fresh Batteries . . Kirby Drug Stores Lmgtarm FARM LOANS LOW RATE NO FEES OR STOCK J. W. MEYER 1st National Bank Bld(. Blrthciillr, Ark. Fhonei: Office 2261 Residence 8667 In Association with THE PRUDENTIAL INSURANCE CO. OF AMERICA HOME OFFICE. NEWARK. H.A Parts and Supplies for All Cars, Trucks and Tractors WHOLESAL Ml Nortb Broadway Pntne 451] and 4512 Although considered chiefly an industrial state, Pennsylvania produces more than 10 per cent of the nation's food and kindred products, was defeated for the presidency three limes. Maypoles, to celebrate May Day, once were permanent fixtures in the larger towns of England, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica. More than a dozen ships have disappeared on the Great Lakes, never to be heard of again. Last of these was the Milwaukee, which vanished Oct. 22, 1929. . .every foreign embassy or legation and the ground on which it stands is part of the nation it represents, not part of the United States. For Fine Foods, Choose PICKARD'S GROCERY & MARKET Nationally Advertised & Fancy Groceries We Deliver Call In 2043 Come In 1044 Chick. FOR RENT MOVIE CAMERAS and PROJECTORS All New Kodak Equipment Offered in a Large Selection BARNEYS DRUG STORE 2006 W. Main Phone 3647 ROSE'S jCasf Summer by Margaret Millar ConrilM mi kr M_|«|< Hite. M Vt I \ xin 'T'HE sign across the front of the gray concrete building said, •Horace M. Goodfield Doll Corporation. San Francisco. Calif." Standing stiff and flat-footed on top of this sign was a wooden doll 20 feet high. Y.ears of sun had bleached away her smile and left her hair a dusty gray, and the fog that rolled in from the bay had blurred her eyes. They stared vacantly out at the passing ships, like the eyes of a heathen idol watching without interest or concern its foolish worshippers. The doll's name was printed across her fiat, faded chest: Sweetheart Frank new from the noise of machines that the factory was operating, but he had the impression that it would stop at any moment, freeze into immobility ; like the wooden dolt The old man sitting in a chair at the entrance gate matched the building. No one cared about him either. He looked at Frank, "She looks as if she could use another." "Nothing gets done around here any more at all since old Horace died. Not that Horace was any great shakes as a businessman, bu he cared. He was an artist. Why, single-handed, him and me designed Sweetheart, clothes and everything." "What happened after he died?" "They buried him." "You have quite a sense of humor, Charley." "I could always , look on the funny side of things." "Now try looking on the other side. What happened to the factory after Horace died?" "Nothing happened except one day u guy shows up with a lot of begonia bulbs. Planted a dozen of them in this here very spot where I'm sitting." "Why begonias?" "Because Horace left the whole factory, lock, stock and barrel, to his wife, and she thought it'd be kind of pretty to have some flow- rubbing the arthritis-swollen ,,„ growing around. 1 knuckles of his hands. Frank noticed that he was vearing a shoulder holster. "You Pwork here?" "Worked here for 22 years." The old man spoke in a monotone. "First I was inside. 1 painted their faces for them. Delicate work, but I - had good ;• nerves. My hands got bad. though. So then they gave me ' this here chair and this here automatic and says, now you're a guard, Charley. Charley 1 ! my name." "Mine's Clyde. Ever use the gun?" "Once. A fellow, broke, in and 1 shot at him. I missed. Turned out he was a maniac crazy about ' dolls." "You've worked for the Good- fields a long time, eh?" "Twenty-two years, like I said. '"THE fog was beginning to blow •*• in from the bay, like dirty gray sheets on a moving clothesline. Somewhere close by I fog horn bellowed. Charley shivered, and turned up the collar of his leather Jacket "I saw Willett Goodfield and his wife last week," Frank said. "They're in La Mesa, down south. Very comfortable." "That'i the only way they know how to live. Yet They'll be pulling in their horns one of these days. Wait'l) the old lady diet and they got inheritance taxes to pay." "If she's already given them the stock, there won't be my inheritance taxes." Charley stared »t him with reluctant approval "By George. Why, I gave Sweetheart*up there you're righV Never thought of her flrst coat of paint." I that myself. But there'll be other things, make no mistake about that. When the old lady dies, there'll be a good old-fashioned bust-up. Do you know Shirley?" "No." "Shirley's the Goodfield girL Widow with four kids now but she was a girl when 1 first saw her. She's the only one of the family with a head on her shoulders. Takes after Horace, even in looks. Shirley couldn't stand the old lady. Left home when she was 17 and got married." "Where does she live now?" "Horace's place up on Nob HilL It's a good big place with plenty of valuables and antiques in it. When Mrs. GoodBeld left -to go traveling around, she didn't want the house to be empty, so Shirley and her kids, they have the first floor, and Jack, he has the second. That way it saves rent and the valuables and antique* get looked after." "What's left of them after the kids get through." A tall, young man in a dark business suit walked briskly down the step toward the gate where Charley was sitting. The man had curly straw-colored hair carefully parted to disguise the thinning circle on top. He walked as though he took pride in his body and kept it in the best of physical condition. "Charley." • • • r PHE old man straightened up, A making a funny little sound that was barely audible. "Yes, Mr. Jack." "I've had to warn you before about standing around talking like this." Jack Goodfield gave Frank one sweeping and contemptuous glance, and then marched back into the building like a general who hadn't discovered that his army had been cut down behind him. The air inside the building was very warm and dry after the cold dampness of the fog. At the desk where the workers punched the time clock, Frank was directed to Mr. Goodfleld's office and was told his secretary Mrs. Hiller would be there. (T* Be C«niin«e<r) Television— Tonite, Tomorrow WMCT, Memphis. Channel 5 WEDNESDAY NIGHT, SEPT. 23 6:00 I Married Joan 6:30 To Be Announced 7:00 TV Theatre 8:00 Boxing 8:45 News Weekly 9:00 Ben Hecht Theatre 9:30 News Reporter 9:45 Tonight in Sports 8:55 Weather 10:00 Big Town 10:30 Rocky King 11:00 News 11:05 City Hospital 11:35 Film Peaturette 11:55 Sign Off THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 7:00 Today 7:25 News 7:30 Today 7:55 Meditation 8:00 Ding Dong School 8:30 Arthur Godlrey 9:00 Hawkins Falls 9:15 Trie Bennetts 9:30 Strike It Rich 10:00 Shopping At Home 10:15 Love of Life 10:30 Search for Tomorrow 10:45 The Christophers 11:00 Storyland 11:15 Oulding Light 11:30 Gnrry Moore 12:00 News 12:20 Farm News 12:30 Homemakers Program 1:00 Kate Smith 2:00 Welcome Travelers 2:30 On Your Account 3:00 Atom Squad 3:15 Dabby Hayes 3:30 Howdy Doody 4:00 Berl Olswanger 4:30 Wild Bill Hickok 5:00 Fllc'-er Comics 5:15 News 5:25 Weatherman 5:30 Eddy Arnold 5:45 News Caravan 6:00 Best of Groucho 6:30 TV Theatre 7:00 Dragnet . 7:30 Theatre 8:00 Martin Kane 8:30 Foreign Intrigue 9:00 Film Featuretts 9:30 News Reporter 9:45 Tonight in Sports 9:55 Weather 10:00 Playhouse of Stars 10:30 Arthur Murray 11:05 News 11:10 Film Featurette 11:50 Sign Off RADIATOR WORK • Boiled Out • Repaired • Flo Tested • Re-cored ALL WORK Guaranteed Grovers Body & Radiator Shop 508 Cl. Lake Are. Pho. (1981 When its time To Repaint fou'll live none; by Klectl road paint. Good paint l«ti longer and the lenfei Inter- Tali between palntint k>wen ronr annual cott. We recoin mend VANE • CALVERT Pilnti, made by "America i Oldest Mixed Paint Iltute.' Phone 4552 and we will fir- are the and recommend a rood painter. E. C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. I HAD A TALK I1H DADDY , ISMOWIMG/ MISS SPRINGTIME AND HE FEEL THEY'LL BE TOO BUSY TeACHI|M<5 Tb TAKE TIME OUT FOR A BIG WEDDIN<5, SO--- "I think those new short skirts are positively unflattering!" /WUPOOR PUP| WELLA 'I'M TAKING YOU TO 06. ) ..IBETHECAN ' FIX VOU UP! THIS LITTLE DOS HA? X HAVEN'T YOU COMfcloV, HURT HIS LES PRETTY) THE Wa3(*3 DOCTOR? BAD... MAY I SEE Dft.THER£'S AN WIMK.OUW IN THE N6.KT BLOCK IT'S AIL SWOLLEN.. _ I'LL8ETITMUBTS!\-.r 1 1 GUESS SHE'S SAUTING HIM DOWN FOR THE WHAT'S SHE DOING NOW I 5TKOLLEP THTOUOH THENTOTS'COLCNY... WOTHER LET ME OVERSLEEP" \9EAUTIFUL SETTING/ VIC, SUE'S ALWAYS TO!N6THINe$ ) I PLAY A'MEAN FLACr LIKE THAT. HOWWASXJUK lOv EOLET--THINKI CAN MOTHER. MIGHT BE A«-E TO ARRANGE IT.' 5HE PONATEC> PART OF THIS 66TATE TO THE COU3NX PIP YOU BRING YOUR. MUSIC? AREN'T THEY PERFECTLY BEWJTrFUL?) WHJ» 1 THOUGHT 6INCE EU.EN & COMN& J/. 'HKVK FOR LUNCH" YOU'VE NEVER K£Tim NfiVSK HER, HAVE YOU, MK. FLINT? m~^^ WEN QUN.IFVA6 A MEMBER* EXACTLY! MOP THE ON£ H6 UEFT WS W\5 FUU OF- ROCKS'. HOLLVi DEfcR.! T I'P WWE NOTHIN6 TO CHWK5E VOU MEWO.THM-X INTO IF i HADN'T BOUGHT THI5- WEBTCH WHO'5 STM.KEP VOU ALL PAV HAP ALSO WAMASED TO tp LIKE TO KETUKklY Z'iA AFRMP THESE TO WW....OHB m's TOO IATE WATIWB, PROW /JULIUS 5EUT FIVE FACES! /MMPACKING, P> FEW MUUfES AH, I TOt)6HT jSOl THE HOUSE DOBS 5 AUMTIE, HWJB KTEKRACEl AND,8V SEOEOEij LOOK1 SHE'S ON IT MOW i !• "irr me SETTHM BKd! 6ET VOUK BAGS ftlXEP? ...DO YOJ THINK ) •V~ I'M GErnN 1 FAT, "Gl' IT'S ROCKY!.. EH? CKf, \<508}THEY a WHA68A | CAME AND MATTER?/ TOOK HIM AV/AY/ WHO'S THEV? \KINS SUZS POLICE-PUT MY GOSHWHATS J 'IM IN JAIL...SA1D THE THIS ALL /GRAND WKER WAS PRESS ABOUT?>/INS CHAKSE5 OF FRAUD, GRAND THEFT, LARCENY IMPERSONATION AND I ALL FINISHED, DOC ANVTHIN' ELSE BEFORE I SO BACK T 1 MV SNOOZIN' ? BUM, LOADER, NO GOOP, I GOT WORK poe you.' PAINT THE FRUIT AND VEGETABLE TOR 07- fUftt IN HKD fS V\CV«?t: IK> 1 \0tft FOR OUR WtftKVftSTS I I'M ftVMOST SORRV V EVER TOOK VOO

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