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STAR, HOP KANSAS Tuesday, January 1, 1946 PETEH PUNK Tra*»msu* l U. S. Pitsnt OIS« MODEST M-AllftENS Trademark RfJisl^rtJ U. S. FnluiU Orflrt SQWEWHERE 114 16UES& TMT TOCAV l«, TTAt TIME. \WHEH A LORA G^VS'ARE SUPPOSED TO AV*£ SOCO 55SCUiTtOW5..TD MB Vr^&U-S, SILLY TD S15EAR OFFJX51WG- TOOL. THMSS WOU' VCiJR. SOM »«q. U.S-Pol.Cif. ' , MAY RUN BV ATOMIC ENERGY WHEN 111 I/" FIRST THEV'LL WrLL < ( HAVE TO LEARN HOW S TO SHOOT IT OFF V OUST A LITTLE S AT THE TIME WILL BUSES }iiir, RUN BY ~^ ^ ' ATOMIC ENERGY TOO, POP ? , r,rw £ A HARD ENOUGH "Jl I TIME CATCHING THEM,^'" HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS Social and P mortal 788 Between I *. m. «ftd 4 p. m. Social Calendar Thursday, January 4 M Clmptcr of .... will meet Tliursrlay at 2'3n P.m. nt the home of ivirs tins Hnyiies willi Mrs. John Gibson and Mrs. £>, F. Huntlcy associate hostesses. "But, darling, the whole army lived on it for days at a time!" Side (stances By Gcibraith Donald Duck ATTA BOX BEHEMOTH, ! PULL! ITS GOOD FOK A PUP'S TE£TM , By Walt Disney /NOW EUN ABOUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD AMD PLAY! VGOTT' EXERCISE YOUR < — FEET AS WELL AS YOUR , AND WE'RE PROUD OF 'HIS 60V WHO'S BROUGHT GLORY W SOPPS HOLLOW/ U WW.MEBBE WCEN'RUL' YOULD LIKE TO APO A WORD OF TRIBUTE TO •^OUR LUTHER ^§ PILLS' I WANTED \GOSH, WHY DIDN'T VOJ TELL. METYOUWcRE 1 To SURPRISE I JUNE, .SHOULDN'T ' COME- OUT 1'M SO HAPPY I COULD SHOUT TO THE HOUSETOPS / THERE'S BEEN SOME Ml&TAKE- I'W NOT A GENERAU..BUt AS tO LUTHER, I WILL SAS THIS — HE... AH ...WELL, THINGS WILL BE DIFFERENT WITHOUT HIM... FOuNO~Ht(A C-NTIREW TRUS1V/ORTH-— THAT IS T. COULD ALW/WS COUNT ON TO- WI-MS WAS AN WFULW , (5000 CREWMAN.' G!CXy~. HOU-ER ASAIM SO ICAN GET THE RAMGE, AND COPR. 1910 BY NEA SERVICE. INC, T. M. REG. U. S. PAT. OFF. 0 THAT'S HOW WE FINP YOU IN THIS 1ACE EH, GEUB-STAVCE—YOU WERE RDSPECTIN6 UP IN THE MOUNTAINS \NG> FELL PART \VAY INTO ~ vALUEY HEPE? .COPR. f34g BY NEA SERVICE. ISC. T. M. REC. U. S. PAT. OFF. "If you've got a hangover, dear, why don't you go out and,'run around the block like you used to do in the " Copt I9t). Will Ounty Popeye , , —. .__,.. .. - l-r»nw& t-.-iis^.ii-fc' /MI- »-*^..i. AN' STUCK iV\E ON A UED&E UP THERE - IT WAS LIKE 1'ESTERFW IT HAPPENEP ...I CAN STILL REMEMBER WHAT - "THAT LED&E SAYEP MV CAECASS---I OJME TO A\Y SENSES—BOBBIN' W EYES, CAUSE INSTEAP Of A PTASIN' BUZZAKP AN' ICE- I SEEN THIS VALLEY UAYIN' PDWN BELOW, FAWNERS, IT WAS SO INVITIN'— I TH006HT WAS DKEAMIN' •'- ' * Thimble Theatei s&ttP»Cu« >^i Business By Hershberger .- ' ,- . - '- , '.' , ' • ', ,, 7 >>,<<• '•', ' , . ,-.',' •'.''' /,. •/: '.- ''^/.-/'''?:/^/^.f^'^.'. '•-'•• ''#/& /''/•?' 'tyy, POPPA TIME IS GONE, HE TOOK THE HINT NOW VX'LL NEVER KNOW WHAT HE CWOULPM' TELL, CTHAT'S RIGHT) - - /PERHAPS THERE) ARE OTHER WAVSj I WISH I HAP A CRYSTAL BALLl IT'S A BOY/ "Quick, cross off that rolled oats on the menu in the ' window!" Out Our Way By J. R. Williams OSCAR, GET A-j JVSTAL BALL? ^"••<ox,M: 'CRYSTAL BALL]) ' CQWNG UP -^ TT.. IHKKK; IHAT T LOOK.' MOW ' OUGHTA /THE WATER'S PO IT/ ft ALL COMWS ^U FOOt-T TOU BLA5TEP .,,-«.-.. WHY PIPN'T YOU NEUTRAliEE THE TRANSMISSION CHAMBER' ? 11 '^^WfJl fe(( ...I SO k COMFUSEP! ^^1^1®% • v si^fe^^M^fr, ^M' 1 ' \ j^) U>-^ £s (/I -tfYtVA •\\\t 5\\\; W I K A v . ,v "^c§i •*VN\! } ^ %^&mi m M & <?) Our Boarding House With Major Hoople I LIKE A \ /V'rVY CAM'T X^H MICE, I > PEOPLE Al CLEAM V FIC^Hl CLEAM5A! SMOWBALUX LOOK HOW U SWOW- \ FI&HT. BUT \ \VlilTE ODE5 /'li 14ALL3 WITH WHEM-IHEY THENA-- ARM- A U-S-fc SLACK ._.__. /\ OWES IT'r- DIRTY.' mmyw<;.. >M^ | ygAgs TOP SPQN) ^r «S Y ' up-f\n of- woopue MWJOR? •** ESAD/ A^D AFTER THW MfxS- MlFICeK>T SUL& eiPT Of /V\\NiB TOO/-<- AH/ oFTer^ t M srt 1 I »-' fc- ' * ' , A/-M. i Q.I— f~i Ut- r/AK.UWI^- <^rt-~^ V; IW&^TG 1 PRE-FBaTO V MOO. 1 *— AtNiD trA\<5 IS /; OFFICIAL-. EITHER- fc C-X--T; OUT &rJti GET /K I'• UrrH-irA 1 -• <—'"'—— <^ GET OUT ^Niti GET ^ I/308 OR SPEND W46 ^ |M GAOZB AND PLASTER VJITH Avt^lCe vJVEVM OP j PURSUES us:'/ — I HE PURSUES \VOU IKI IHE WROD5 Order of the Eastern Star No. 328 will linvo an open limnllnl.ion cere- l > ™l°" y iln'i'si.Uiy nijilil at a o'clock. The public is invltrd. Friday, January 5 i The nose Garden Citil) will f meet Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock nt the homo of Mrs. A. J. Neifjli- 'j hours with Mrs. Seva Gibson nnd ^ Mrs. Jim Kmbrcc as ossocialc hostesses. Monday, January 8 Y.W.A. of the First Baptist church will meet at the church at fi:30 p.m. for their regular monthly V mceliiiK. There will bo a pol luck V supper served. All members arc ur«cd to nttcnd this meeting. Coffee-Stubblefleld Marriage Sunday A wedding of interest to the ninny friends of the bride in this city Is th;it of Mrs. Grace Bennett Coffee, daughter of Ihe late Mr. nnd Mrs. Harvey Thornton Bennett of this city and Harry Bernard Stubbefiold, son of the Inte Mr. nnd Mrs. George Stubblcfield ot Peculiar, Missouri. Dr. Dana Dnwson, pastor of the First Methodist Church in Shreve- porl, performed the ceremony on Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the home of the bridegroom's uncle and atint, Mr. nnd Mrs. A. B. Nimc. The vows were exchanged before an improvised altar ot cut flowers and palms and lighted with cathedral tapers, in the presence of the immediate families and a few clo-sc friends. Miss Mary Anita Laseter of Hope, niece of the bride lighted the tapers and played the wedding music. The bride was becomingly attired in a powder blue dress and wore a corsage of gardenias. She was given in marriage by "her sister, Mrs. Gladine B. Morris of Mrs. Webb Laseter, sister of the bride, and -Mrs. A. B. Nime, aunt of the bridegroom were attendants. Mr. A. B. Nime served as best Immediately following the ccre- nony a reception was held. The couple nre at home at 255 Columbia Street in Shreveporl. The Doctor Says: W V rl tteti (ot NEA Service Coming and Going T/5 Dexter D. Clark, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Clark of Route 3, rlopc, has been discharged at Ihe 2amp Chaffee Separation Center, ie has been in the service since February, 1943 and spent 1 year and 10 months overseas in Pacific area. T/5 Clark participated in the Qismark Archipelago, New Guinea, Southern Philippine and Luzon campaigns, and was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon with four bronze stars and Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one bronze star, the Victory Ribbon and Good Con; A policy that gives you an HSR protection for your personal effects and ings inside and outside your home. Stop in or phone. Roy Anderson • INSURANCE • Phone 810 Hope, Ark. 210 South Main "Search for n possible cause, treatmertt with drugs, and control of emotional nnd social factors are all necessary in helping patients • with convulsions. Epilepsy is a symptom consisting of a sudden attack of unconsciousness of- len associated willi a convulsion," according to A. B. Baker, M. D., Committee on Public Health Education, Minnesota Stale Medical Association. Convulsions may be caused by a tumor, abscess, inflammation or hemorrhage of the brain. In every patient with convulsions a thorough examination is indica- led; Ihis should include special lests of Ihe brain. If no cause for the convulsions is found, they should be treated as u consequence of overactive brain celsl. CONTROLLED BY DRUGS Convulsions can be partially or completely controlled with drugs. Various drugs or combinations must be tried to find the one which is most effective; dose is regu laled from lime lo lime and new drugs substituted for those which become ineffective. Paticnls oflcn fail lo control their attacks of convulsions by carelessness in taking their medicine or because of unwillingness to lake enough. Best results follow personal supervision of drug treatment by a physician. Convulsive patients need plenty of sleep, a well-balanced regular diet ,and good elimination. Alcoholic beverages should be avoided and fluids should be restricted to the amount the physician considers advisable. An emotional upset, undue anxiety about work, a difficult home situation will pre. cipitale attacks. Medicine may Tail lo limit convulsions if emo- .ional problems arc not controlled. THRfclE MAIN TYPES In one lype of epileplic seizures. DOROTHY DIX There Is Only One Today There is one thing in life about which we should all be grabbers. We should .'seize every bit of pleasure that conies our way and make the most of it while we can get it. It is a fatal mislake to put off being happy until tomorrow because lomororw never comes. AH lhat any of us ever have is jusl today, and if we; don't get some joy out of that, we .have ;i,ost out entirely. ' •' > '•••.. This is such a palpable fact Hint it seems as if the dumbest of us should recognize il and act, upon it. Yet the' world is filled with gloomy .Guses who deny themselves every pleasure and lead hard, dull lives in the belief .that sometime in the future they will have a great time making whoopee. Which is just about as sensible as il would be for a starving man to refuse food because he expected some day to sil down lo a banciuel. HAPPINESS DEFERERS Yet we all know people like this. Perhaps we belong lo the lodge of the happiness clcfcrcrs our-selves. Certainly we sec plenty of illustrations of the folloy of pulling off having our good limes for 20 or 30 years. For the irony of ho thing is lhat if we wait loo convulsions are followed ong to eat our cake, we find we have lost our appetite for it. By the lime wo are able to buy oul a bakery wo have shed our sweet loolh and acquired stomach ulcers and are on a diet. H is a matter of common knowledge lhat our capacity for enjoyment does not increase with age. On Ihe contrary, it slumps with every year. The things that we got a whale of a kick out of doing when we were W bore us to tears when we are GO, so, why wo kid ourselves into believing lhat the longer we defer indulging ousclvcs in the things we want lo do and have, the more fun we will gel out of them, nobody Can explain., But the idea brings about situations which are comic as well'as tragic. It gives us, for instance, the hoarders who pinch and slave and deny themselves every com- forl and luxury lo pile up a fortune. They wear shabby clothes. They skimp on their food. They hop buses instead of having a car. They tell you thai they are laying up for a luxurious old age, but when age comes there is no- Ihing Ihey want lhat money will buy. And there are Ihe women who never gel any pleasure out of STOP JOHf lOtf/ n I- I Bv Lionel Copyright, 1945, v ^ Grid Bowls Today Serve Classic Games By MURRAY ROSE Hew York, Jon. 1 — (IP)— Football comes back tor n final sproo today with 13 gridiron carnivals expected lo attract close to 400,000 fans to the festivities. Far western "prestige will be at. stake in the two biggest contests as Southern California takes on the all-conquering Alabama eleven in Pasadena's Rose Bowl and the Galloping Gaels of St. Mary's till with the unbeaten and untied Oklahoma Aggies in New Orleans' Sugar Bowl. The speedy, spectacular Alaba mans, with a quick-striking offensive built around Hurlin Harry Gil- rner, are 13-rjoint favorites to humiliate the thrice-beaten Trojans before some 90,000 fans in the Rose Bowl. The 27,000 customers in the Sugar Bowl will center their attention on two widely-heralded all-America backs — St. Mary's Herman boWedemcycr and the Aggies' Bob Fenimore. With a heavier line and more reserves, Fenimore and Co., have been made a 13-point choice to tote home the pigskin for the Stillwater trophy case. The east-west shrine charity clash in San Francisco, where at least 60,000 spectators are anticipated, finds the western stars, led by durable Jake Leicht of Oregon, 1 1-2 point favorites to best the aerial-minded easterners who boast Southwest, opposed Charley Trippi and his Gc£i'i;i<i mates in Houston's Oil Bowl. A crowd of 27,000 is anticipated for this contest which may be the most thrilling of them all. Georgia is rated 5 1-2 points stronger. New Mexico is a 7-point favorite to whip Denver before 15,000 customers in El Paso's Sun Bowl. \Vake- Forest's Deacons and the South Carolina Gamecocks stage a repeat performance in the 'Gator Bowl at Jacksonville. Fla. Although the teiiiris tied 13-all in their "oguinr season clash, the Deacon 0 have been giveii a 13-point edge. Drake opposes Fro sno Stale in the -new Raisin Bowl at: Fresno, Calif., while Ihc deep South will bo the scene of the other four bowl programs. Birmingham, Ala., stages the Vulcan Bowl meeting of Tennessee Slate and Texas College and Florida offers the Flower Bowl at Jacksonville match'/.g Louisiana Normal and Lane College, the Orlando Azalea Bowl pairing Knoxville College and Florida N. and I., and Miami's Coconut Bowl pitting Belhunc-Cookman College against Albany (Ga.) State Teachers. Page Three coat. V. T. Bi-ov/n, Roy Gilbert* Djile Wiliiams. The following forfeited a $10,00 cash bond on a charge ol gaming^ . George Jones. Earnest Thombson. Grady Reed, Martin < Gulh" He. Hubert CCrrielqUs, J&s.' M6- Fadden. Robert HarrriHonV "Jim, Thompson. Sid Jones, Fred Scott/ Wm. E. Jackson, Cecil William/!. THE STORY: Pike Calvin'senses picked up a glass and began to rwo"cr'^ck"passerrVri''Corncll's"Al- i ominous air of watchful wait- polish it, whistling that "Gloomy Ian Dekdebrun and Perm's' Bob , 9 .,- ^ ab °"' M , r L."]"'., de . s . l <.. clerk . of Sunday" thing. ...... Evans. ing THE SADDLEBACK INN, 'exclusive mountain resprt. Someone listens in to a phone call- Pike receives from his employer. Pike promises to call back later; 1 unconsciousness, later by a period of confusion and drowsiness; in the second lype, seizures are momentary losses of consciousness which may be so slight lhat they are not recognized by Ihe patient. In the third type, the patient has spells in which he does a lot oi things which he cannot remember. Any variety of epilepsy may be sudden in onset, or preceded by a definite warning. Patients with epilepsy should be treated as normal individuals. If their attacks are well controlled, they should be encouraged lo finish school and do any kind of situations whore they might be work of which they are capable. They should not be employed in luirt or could harm others. Helium was discovered within the sun before the element was located on earth. II Pike looked around the' lobby for the green-eyed girl with the auburn hair. She was not there. He went outside, crossed 'Pike thing looked at his watch. Twelve-thirty. An hour and a half before he called Sam. And until then he'd betler lie low. He smiled at Roger Bland. He said: "Luigi seems to have forgotten my drink." From the bar Luigi said: "Coming right up, sir." "He hears well," Pike said. Thought's , ' s! I inuecd baptize you with tya- M < ter unto repentance; taut he that cometh after me is mightier than "I, I, whose shoes 1 am not worthy /S to bear: he shall baptize y6tl "\ with the Holy Ghbst7". and with V, fire.-— Matthew 3:11, It is never too late to turn from the errors of our ways; He who'repents of his sins is almost innocent.'—Seneca. 7: duct Medal with clasp. Among the oul of town relatives and friends attending the funeral of the lale Mrs. Frank G. Ward at Ihe First Presbyterian church here Sunday afternoon were: Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Hannah, Miss Mary Margaret Hannah and Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Brettell,. all of Shreveport, Louisiana; Mrs. W. S". Key of Pine Bluff, Mrs. Howard Sheppard, Miss Margaret Frederick, Mrs. Betty Fontaine, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Crosnoc, Mrs. W. B. Walsh, all of Texarkana; Mr. and Mrs. Irl Brite of Liltle Rock; Mr. and Mrs. George Dews, Mr, Joe Dews and Miss Nita Allen, all of Arkadelphia. Mr. and Mrs, Jewell Moore and son, Norman Moore have returned from a business trip to Memphis, Tennessee. Evans. With triple-threater Stan Koslowski rpady to go, the Holy Cross crusaders are banking on .a high-povy- ered offensive to shatter the university of Miami's formidable line in Miami's Orange Bowl classic. Since Koslowski was pronounced fit to play the odds have dropped making Miarrn a 10-point instead of a 13-point favorite. A sellout throng of 3'6,000 is assured for the contest. Dallas' Cotton Bowl has sold out its 45,500 seats for the battle between conference champions. Conference title and nine of its Texas, winner of the Southwest ten games, is a 14-point choice to whip the thrice-beaten Missouri Tigers who captured the Big Six pennant. Tulsa, one of the powers of the Court 1 Docket City Docket Willie B. Sanders, disturbing peace, plea guilty, fined $10.00. Anna B. Lollis, assault and battery, dismissed by Court. A. W. Keith, drunkenness, plea guilty, fined $10.00. Don Self, drunkenness, plea guilty, fined $10.00. John Flemmins, possessing untaxed beer, plea guilty, fined $50.00 Gradon Amthony. double parking, forfeited $1.00 cash bond. G. N. Wilson, double parking, forfeited $1.00 cash bond. The following forfeited $10.00] cash bond on a charge of disturbing the peace: James E. Jefferson, Calvin 'Me- Faddcn. Joe B. Eley. Paul L. Lewis Harry H. Ross, Edna Clevenger, Otis Watson. The following forfeited a $10.00 cash bond on a charge of drunkeness: R. H. Roberts, George Jones, Melvin Shipp, James Reynolds, Mildred Richardson. Jess Givens, Jessie Givins, Frank Madison, E. S. Martindale, Emmett Curry, Edd Holston, Jessie Blackwood, Forrest Biddle, Wm. F. Ingram, C. P. Dooley, Leland Clevenger, Rolan McFadden, Jessie Wright, A. E. Mitchell, Reed Tarter, S. F. Cannon, Woodrow Downs, Algie Hath- USE COLD PREPARATIONS Liquid. Tablets, Salve, Nose Drop! Caution use only as directed . « TRANSFER • HAUL ANYTHING ANYWHERE Quick Dependable Service . Phone 933 B. P.McLAIN Mr. and Mrs. Kenny McKee and daughters, Brenda and Marylin have returned to their home in Garland City after a visit with relatives and friends here. Miss Dorothy Moore leaves Tuesday night lo return to Henderson Stale Teachers College, Arkadel- Reg. U. S Pal. Off. • At 1 Nowi/ealuin twu rvc. urMK. GlTTlfV rfofC fROiA 5CrtoOL, ^Tvmitv S«i^-. nt'3->'Dt!CHE5S- p ?ui i v.. YCURAU&I) /UMJAFfGril WlTri"\"\. . _ A'lTA I - - o t .iT^' SENTy / tm/\ GAT- A 6/-NART- \ S. ME I AHs Hor'N" " ALECK GA.U WAT OUST./ I A .«*£ r ^jfaw (•I Statement of Condition of CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK Hope, Arkansas At the Close of Business on December 31,1945 RESOURCES Loans and Discounts Banking House and Fixtures United Stales Bonds Other Bonds and Securities ..' Stock in Federal Reserve Bank $ 185,362.00 , 10,500.00 2,500,000.00 939,068.23 7,500.00 Demand Loans on Cotton 452,397.22 CCC Cotton Loans: 295,207.50 Cash and Exchange 1,524,366.09 TOTAL $5,914,401.04 LIABILITIES Capital Stock : Surplus :...;..• Undivided Profits Deposits '• $ 125,000.00 125,000.00 220,095.00 5,444,306.04 TOTAL $5,914,401.04 Officers and Directors R. M. LAG RONE, President 0. A. GRAVES, Vice-President C. C. SPRAGINS, Cashier DALE JONES, Assistant Cashier J. D. BARLOW A. L. BLACK S. L. REED J. A. HAYNES ALBERT GRAVES N. T. JEWELL R. M. LAGRONE, JR. $5,000.00 Maximum Insurance for Each Depositor. . MEMBER OF FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Pike was suddenly conscious of Luigi, the bartender. He was leaning his elbows on the bar staring at them with a kind of dull watchfulness in his eyes. the broad veranda and went down on to the lawn. He turned left through a croquet layout with bit; rod bows on them, •Ahead was a little flag-stoned patio with green metal tables and chairs under huge striped umbrellas. A small canopy was hung over a heavy, metal-studded door marked THE PUB, Pike went in. 11 was a friendly little nook. It had stone-topped tables and a copper-fastened bar. It had a bartender with thick, pomaded hair, who polished glasses and whistled off-key a mournful 1 i't t 1 e tune called 'Gloomy Sunday." the suicide song. Pike turned to go. VLooking. for someone?" The voice- was.; calculating and deliberate. • Pike/ looked back to exaininc its owner. He was bis-, broad and' shockingly bald. He had.' a. shining •' pink and olive complexion that. gave him a deceptively, cherubic appearance. But'- his eyes were small, black and. shrewd-. .He' said: "You're the • tie^v guest." "That's right," Pike said. "My name's B 1 a n d— Roger Bland. Sit down and have a drink, Mr. Calvin." Pike sat down. He looked at Roger Eland's thin-stemmed liqueur glass. "Cointreau," Roger Bland said. "Will you have some?" "No, thank you," Pike said. "Just a highball." "Scotch and soda?" Pike nodded. Mr. Bland said: "Luigi. Some Pinch bottle for Mr. Calvin." Hr/ turned to Pike. He smiled. It was a brittle and unilluminating smile. "Now then," he said, "who is it?" "What?" Pike said. "You were looking for someone when yon came in. Maybe I can help you. I know everyone here." Pike lit a cigaret. He drew on it, then took it out ol his mouth and examined il distastefully. There was something behind Robert Eland's casual manner. Pike said: "A girl with green eyes." "And red hair?" Mr. Bland said. "It's ouiiurn," Pike said. "He's had plenty of practice," Bland said. Luigi brought the drink, Pike paid for it, and Bland let him. their jewels because they are in a safety deposit box; who are always two years behind the styles in their clothes because they are saving their new dresses for some great occasion; who have beautiful houses beautifully furnished, but they never see their lovely drawing rooms except when they dust them, for they live in a cubby-hole in the back. But the most pitiful part ol the mistake people make in putting off being happy is when they apply it, as they so often do, to the family relationship. We see so many mothers who get no fun out of their babies, whose growing children are nothing but a-burden to them, who never even try to get acquainted with their adolescent boys and girls. They are waiting to enjoy their children when they are grown, but when they are grown it is too late. They have flown the home nest. And we know so many husbands and wives 'who really love each other and appreciate each other, ut who never show each othei any tenderness or pay each orhei compliment. They keep putting iff saying the thing that woulc lave brought happiness to a nun gry heart until they whisper into dead ears. Happiness passes your way bu nee. Grab il. (Bell Syndicate, Inc.) Pike tasted his drink. It was Scolch, but it was not Pinch- bottle. He wasn't sm-nrised. Thai was Ihe way John Clay made his money. He practiced deceptions, little and big; be bought cheap and he sold dear. But the man had grown big. He cast a huge shadow. He had influence. He was a force to be reckoned wilh. Roger Bland said: "You came up here lo see John Clay, didn't you?" Pike swallowed iiis drink and stood up. He looked at his watch again. Twelve-lhirly-lhrce. Three minutes and this; Roger Bland was dispassionately and expertly pick ing Pike's brain. And he wasn't even paying for Ihe privilege. Bland slobd up, loo. He was a good head taller than Pike and despile his bulk, he looked very agile and fit. He laid a hand on Pike's arm. "I could tell you something about this situation up here, Mr. Calvin. For example, I have a little information about Mary Butler." "Mary Butler?" Pike stared at Ihe man. "What about Mary Bui ler?" Eland's hand on Pike's arm tightened. Pike could feel the powerful fingers bite inlo Ihe flesh as Bland urged him out on to the patio. The sunlight was fresh and inviting, after that litllc dinginess behind them. Bland look out a demitasse-sized cigar and offered it to Pike. Pike shook his head. Bland pared the end meticulously with his penknife and said: "If 1 were you, I would not talk quite so freely. Possibly there are a few things you do not know." He lit the cigar, flicked the match out with his forefinger, and tossed il over his shoulder. Here everyone listens." He pulled thoughtfully on his Bland was looking at Pike oddly. His little black eyes were attentive. He said: "She's lovely, isn't she?" "Do you know her?" "A litllc. Her name is Miss Tudor. She's John Clay niece." "Whose?" Pike tried to keep his tone casual. But he leaned forward a lilllc. itartled him. The revelation "John Clay," Bland said."You know John Clay." "I've heard of him," Pike said. "Who hasn't?" Bland replied. Pike was suddenly conscious of Luigi, leaning the bartender. He was his elbows on the bar staring at them with a kind of dull watchfulness in his eyes. He saw Pike looking his way and "Mary Butler was a lovely girl, loo." "I have never mel her," Pike said. Roger Bland looked al him. Foi the first time since they had met. Pike detected a hint of sincerity in those bright little eyes. But il faded instantly. Bland said: "I think we have need of each other. I know what happened." . Pike resisted asking the obvious question: What did happen? Some unforeseen eventuality— that was a neat euphemism for it— hac changed mailers and Pike was completely in the dark. He kne\\ too little. And his ignorance might lead to a blunder lhal couk prove falal. Pike savored the adjective anc found it peculiarly apt. He said: "You keep posted." "It pays," Bland said. (To Be Con^nued) THEO LONG For Plumbing Telephone 674-J Hope, Arkonioi KELVINATOR ELECTRIC REFRIGERATOR See'the beauty of 1946 and place your order early WALKER APPLIANCE CO. 108 S. Elm Phone 901 TAXI Phone 679 or No. 2 Yellow Gab 24 Hour Service Careful—Bonded Drivers Irvin Urrey, Jesse Brown Owners M Hots Cleaned and Rebuilt the factory way. ' HALL'S"HAT SHOP East 2nd St. Phone 78 ••• Alterations Pressed While You Walt" COMPLETE RADIO SERVICE Bob Elmore Atrfc Supply Belts, Buckles, Buttons Button holes and Nail Heads. Mail Orders Filled Mrs. H. W. Hatcher 309 East Second St. ..Phone 407-J Hope, Arkansas For PHOTOGRAPHS .... •*• in your home Phone 493 -'' COLLIN BAILEY • j CITY CAB CO. " 103 Front St. Phone 837 Joe Smyth, Owner FLOORMATS FOR ALL CARS Bob Elmore Auto Supply Phone 174 215 S. Main Statement of Condition of THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK Hope; Arkansas At the Close of Business on December 31, 1945 RESOURCES Loans $ 195,892.85 CCC Cotton Loans and Notes 69,459.97 Furniture and Fixtures 1.00 Other Assets 97.92 Stock in Federal Reserve Bank 6,000.00 Bonds and Securities 102,213.53 U. S. Government Bonds 3,166,818.02 Cash and Sight Exchange 1,197,038.93 TOTAL $4,737,522.22 LIABILITIES Capital Stock •Surplus Undivided Profits Reserved for Taxes Reserved for Dividend Deposits TOTAL Officers and Directors LLOYD SPENCER, President W. KENDALL LEMLEY, Vive-President SYD McMATH. Cashier ROY STEPHENSON, Assistant Cashier ..$ 100,000.00 .. 100,000,00 54,978.26 8,700.00 10,000.00 .. 4,463,843.96 ...?4,737.52?,22 N. P. O'NEAL E. P. STEWART JAS. R. HENRY . $5,000.00 Maximum Insurance for Each Depositor. MEMBER OF FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM a p ^p>"jJ^^Jyr?7 jyrHfni?jV-TS:VJ>'ff. l iJTKy?c

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