The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 24, 1953 · Page 17
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 17

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 24, 1953
Page 17
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rHURSDAY, SEPT. 14, 118$ OUR IOARDING HOUSE (AMC.T OUT OU* WAY — with M«jer H*»l« By J< Ri WHtfaiM IT'* GOOD TO FORTDlWM *6E 'JOU AGIW, CK» Y LET US WE JUST J, \ STOP PROPPSP LITTLE KJDwarTTIW WELL.POW'TJ TO TOWN *m«* »UMM«K FU3OCW, •UTI (SITALITTl* CL06ERIACH W",Y. I' OUT_ ^. ,„.,..» , AMAizA'4 PLANE 4WOOFS LOW AC£O£* THE HEARING AIDS 3| . Fresh Batteries . Kirby Drug Stores FARM LOANS LOW RAIT NO FEES OR STOCK J. W. MEYER lit Nitinnal Bank Bld{. Blylhtiille, Ark. Phone«: Office 2261 Residence 8667 in Association with THI PRUDENTIAL IN5UKANCE CO. Of AMERICA Parts and Supplies for All Cars, Trucks and Tractors ff & f 55 5 W H O I. E S A 'Fill fiat abater with Morton, friend- WHEN IT RAINS IT POURS' iodized 01 jlaia For Fine Foods, Choose PICKARD'S GROCERY & MARKET Nationally Adrtrtised & Fancy Groceries We Deliver Call In 2043 Come In 1044 Chick. ROSE'S by Margaret Millar •. xrv 11TRS. HILLER was not at her desk but her name card was'. Evangeline Hiller. It was a new and elaborate name card in a blue plastic container. The rest of the office seemed shabby by comparison. The door marked John J. Goodfield opened suddenly and Mrs. Hiller plunged into the room with the reluctant thrust of i diver plunging into cold water Her body, wrapped in a tight silk jersey dress, was mature and full-blown. Above the shoulders «he looked young and surprised as if she couldn't understand what in the world had happened^ be-low. She addressed Frank in a voice that sounded much too genteel. "If you wish to speak to Mr. Goodfleld, sir, I'm afraid he just Hopped out a moment ago." "When will he be back?" "Oh, he won't be back. Today, I mean. He had an urgent call." Mrs. Hiller swallowed hard, her whole throat convulsing. "Somebody got sick. A friend of » Jack's—Mr. Goodfield's." ifc "And Mr. Goodfleld went to wioothe the fevered brow?" "Sure he did. 1 guess." Mrs. Killer's gentility had vanished. From inside the office came a toft sound like the drawer of t desk or a filing cabinet sliding Into place. She clutched at her throat as if she was choking, and taid loudly. "Jack—Mr. Goodfleld will be terribly sorry to've missed you." "He doesn't know me." "Well, he—he—just hates to miss people. Anyone." "A friendly type, eh?" "Oh yes, very. Now if you'll just leave your name, I'll make - sure that he finds out you were here." "My name's Frank Clyde." "And your ousine^s?" *Tm a social worker." "A— social worker?" Mrs. Hil* KM*M KMM, IM. DiitrhM by Nl ler's mouth gaped like a hungry carp's. "Oh, I don't believe it." "Why shouldn't you believe it?" "What would a social worker have to do with Jack? Jack's a millionaire." Frank spoke in a friendly, rea- sonaoie way as if he was addressing a strange child. "Does this IOOK like a millinnaire's office to you?" The girl glance.1 arounr the tiny room, biting uie edge of her lower lip. "Well, gee, I don't know, 1 never saw a millionaire's office before." Have you ever seen any office before?" "What do you mean by that? I'm a private secretary. I took a course. So don't go making any crumby remarks about me being a birdbrain. I'm sick of being called a birdbrain by a lot of other blrdbrains." 'I didn't call you anything. I just wondered if this was your first job." Mrs. Hiller held the pose. "Don't you go social-workering me, I don't need any." himself out through the gate and walked down the driveway, the wall of fog moving always a Little ahead of him in a tantalizing way. Before he lenched the street t man's figure appeared suddenly out of the fog. It was Charley. He was shivering with cold and his leather jacket and peaked cap were dripping wet, but he had 'a tunny little grin on his face. "You find Mr. Jack, buddy?" "No'." "Want to know why not? He took a powder. Jumped Into that convertible of hk and best it like he was shot out of a cannon. Which it's too bad he wasn't. Now I just wonder why he left so suddenlikc, don't .you?" "Yes." "While you wtre Inside there, I gave you a little figurins-out in my head. You're a policeman, aren't you?'' Frank was vaguely flattered. He had no idea that he looked in the least authoritative or official. "No, I'm not." Charley seemed disappointed. "I was hoping maybe you'd come • to pick up Evangeline and take her to a detention home. Evangeline." He spit on the sidewalk vigorously. "Wiggles her hips in and out that gate 20 times a day. Gotta go down to the drugstore for coffee, she says. Or gotta have her hair done. Or go shopping. If Mrs. Goodfield knew what was going on, she'd have a stroke." • • • TJTfHAT Charley had called the " old Goodneld mansion may have been a mansion once but now it was curiously dwarfed by the apartment houses that towered, above it on each side. It still had its distinction, though— two patchet of lawn like green scatter rugs, and, flanking the sidewalks and front steps, a hundred or more potted plants ol all colors and all sizes. They lent an air of welcome to the forbidding Gothic dopr. The heavy door opened inward two or three inches and a woman ipoke through the crack: "Who is it. please?" 'Miss Goodfield? I'm Frank Clyde." The woman laughed. In contrast to her vole*, which sounded tired, her, laugh wai gay and full of genuine amusement "I'm Shirley Gunnison, the Miss-Goodfield-that-was, as a maid of ours used to say." She mentioned the maid with intentional casualness as it to make H clear that she hadn't always had to answer the door herself. "If you're working your way through college, don't count on me to help," 1 work-d my way through college some time ago." • "Selling subscriptions?" "Diving for nbalone." There wan a pause. Then, 'Well, thau different. Come in. I don't want to buy any old abalones, however." Television— Tonife, Tomorrow WMCT, Memphis, Channel 5 THURSDAY NIGHT, SEPT. 24 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 Featurette 9:30 News Reporter 9:45 Tonight In Sports 9:55 Weather 10:00 Playhouse of Stars 10:30 Arthur Murray 11:06 News 11:10 Film Featurette 11:50 Sign Off FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2i 7:00 Today 7:25 News 7:30 Today 7:55 Meditation 8:00 Ding Dong School 8:30 Glamour Girl 9:00 Hawkins Falls 9:15 The Bennetts 9:30 Stirke It Rich 10:00 Shopping At Home 10:15 Love of Life 10:30 Search for Tomorrow 10:45 Arthur Godfrey 11:00 Storyland 11:15 Ouiding Light 11:30 Garry Moore 12:00 News 12:20 Farm News i.2:30 Homemakers Program 1:00 Kate Smith 2:00 Welcome Traveler! 2:30 On Your Account 3:00 Atom Squad 3:15 Gabby Hayes 3:30 Howdy Doody 4:00 Berl Olswanger 4:30 Industry On Farad* 4:45 Hartoons 5:00 Flicker Comics 5:15 News 5:25 Weatherman 6:30 Eddy Fisher 5:45 News Caravan 6:00 TV; Ooldbergi 6:30 Life of Riley 7:00 Big Story 7:30 Talent Patrol 8:00 Cavalcade of Sports 8:45 Greatest Fights 9:00 Letter to Loretta 9:30 News Reporter 9:45 Tonight In Sports 9:56 Weather 10:00 Names the Same 11:05 Masquerade Party 11:00 News 11:05 Masquerad eParty 11:35 Film Featurette 11:50 sign Off T. M. R« V. I. f et Off. Oiftytni -I MA fcntM, h*. "I hav« to go back to camp In a coupla of days—what'* funny about proposing here?" FRICKLH AND HIS FftllNM SPRINSTIMr NUPTIALS COUID HAPPIN ANf I'D BETTER HUW, OE. I'LL LOSE TH6M ' JUST IM TIME TD HELP US HOMt I HATS TO 00 CW OF MV «OOO «T f RilNDS OUT OF A TO, MM JACKSOH, BUT -maw 1 * •oMrmiw ABOUTJ BW *NB A DOS... $» tnu. RADIATOR WORK • Boiled Out • Repaired • Flo Tested • Re-cored ALL WORK Guarantee* Grovers Body & Radiator Shop 508 CI. Lake \n. Pho. «881 When its time To Repaint Toa'll iare money by aelectlni good paint. Good paint lutt lonf« and the Itnfet Inter»!• between ptintltf lowen TOUT annual cest. We reco*' mend VANE • CAL VERT Faints, made by "ABMrlem ' Oldest Mlied Paint H«UM." Phone 4552 and we wtU «f- gre the cost und tteonaMDi • food painter. E. C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. NO, DR. POSERS, ifS tWT WE, WS TlllS LITTLEST' ITOLD IM HE SHOULD M4V,»ILLV WAYNE! WH»T BRINSS'iOU HER17 NOT SICK I nope l$f JACKSON, MUTOU RETURN THIS UktioBATDOV REPORT TO MRS. BMWSH'S Fill... VETERINARIAN, DOCTOR.. PRlSCILLA WORRIES ABOUT OWNIN& A HORSE., AND THAT'S WHAT WORRIES ME1 WORRY ABOUT ANYTHING! ABOUT BECOMING A BALL PLAYER! GSfiW/lffilY ( ELLEN, MM S WHY, VDUW \AN7VOU li'JUJIIIUIlim - 1 — . I PRESENT) THS ONE MHO J SLAMMEP A56U.ENHALB WCRIYEi AT THE WHITES'RX LUNCH. H7W7rV IT WAS REALLY MUST SEE YTHE 6LAM OF WAS MEANT REAPY. /RDRMK.THBOPE WMTDWY COTTA6E THI* ^ MY FACE.' MORNIN& WHEN ON THE TOKCH.THE NOISE FRIOHTENEP ^v ME. THAIS ALL! NOW S6TTHIS srRMGHr,W5S.,IM NOT WTERE5T6D IW NOU PERSOIll^LLV! AFTER kU E« SOME THRU, I WOUtPN'T EMEU IF WE WEK6 SHIPtJRECKEP Ol A DESERT I5U.MO! ALL IWWJT IS—; PUT THhT STONB POI VOU HOODLUM'. POMT VOU DW<6 THROW MNM'. IKWOW VOUR. ROCKS'. WELL, THEYCCWE! AWRIGHT NOW, OOf? CAN I HELP IT IP GRAND WEER INSISTS ON FTOSECUTIMG: WEU.WHO'N THUNDER'S RUNNIN' MOO, MXIDRTH' I AM...BUT WHEN MY 5U8JECTS K MAND JUSTICE, I GOT TO DISH OUT JUSTICE.' Y'CW-L THROWIN A NICE GUY LIKE FOOIY IN JWL / DELIBERATELY DQIFTH'SUV PBDPEI WELY DEMANDS Z Z WHAT YWE HAD A HAPPENEP ) LI'L TOUSH TD THAT /LUCK CARKYIN' IT OUTTOTH' TRUCK. FROM V 'l I TH' HOUSE ONOJg . ' ' LAST JOS If TOMORRER. , 5SE IF VA C'N PICK. UP A BUSTED CHAIR. T'SO M\& „„,. WITH THIS JUNK! ,M\ M/WPK tt w X el I <5El,\ WWt \ GOT Wttm DORV

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