The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 19, 1953 · Page 7
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December 19, 1953

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1988 OUR BOARDING HOUSE — with Mqjor Hoop It . AdO L6W4DER VfORRV ME.' OUT EVERY eVe- I MISPLACED; WHlL&t WASJ ILL? —AMD 'NOW ARETHEy/ EKI30YWS A WILD 6PRE&' Of MOVIES - 'AMD ICE,,, CIJEAMC/ A BIT MlSCHlEV- oos.ve^eur THey ALVJAVi HAMe SEEM 600DCLEA*! 60Y5/-OM.' (SlRCLMSTAhiTIAL Jl'i'ffife^-. 0/iDEMce PILES UP OUt OUR WAY BLYTHEVTLLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS By J. R. Williami THAT'S THE FIRST TIME you EVER THOU6HT ABOUT ANYTHING BEFORE IT HAPP6MCP.. MY MOTHERS SET 6EAV ».«.?.?&££&. r.»'iL*i...„ a As. THE B^SIONATOR BEAM (&PAZES THE PIRATE CKAFT, CHErS ANPSKAT& ARE TOSSED VIOLENTLY IKTO TIIEAie.- NO CAN DO. TWSTLE/ VVE'EE OUT OF CONTEOL ANP I'M A BIT L7AAM6ED MVSELF.' NATURAL GAS Heating and appliances. Installed by bonded pipe fitters and financed In 30 monthly payments. Initiation or other home improvement* Included. E. C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. WILL YOUR HOME BE HOT AND COLD THIS WINTER? Let our experts show yon the comfort and casuatness of heat- in? with Natural Gas. Buy Now—Pay Later JEFF HESTER Plumbing & Heating Phone 8217 K Century with Natural Gal romp I DELIVERY u- Phone 4507 Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. with Delivery U» 7 p.m. WOODS DRUG STORE Ml West Main St. EXPERT WATER PUMP REPAIR Hubbard Hardware Pbone ZtlS 'Pen Pals' Banned SACRAMENTO, Calif, (ffi — "Pe pals" for servicemen have bee banned at the Sacramento Sign; Depot. Col. Sidney N. Storbraaten, depo commander, said subversives use the "pen pal" guise to obtain mil i tary information. FUEL OIL G. 0. POETZ OIL CO. "/ Se// 7/iaf $tuff Phone 2089 Office & Bulk Plant-Promised Land For Fine Foods, Choose PICKARD'S GROCERY & MARKET Nctionally Advertised & Fancy Groceriet We Deliver 2043 Call In Come In 1044 Chick. THE ANGELS FELL XXVII I WENT to answer the telephone in terror and hope. The colorless voice of an operator said: "Just a moment, Kingston : s calling." A deep bass said: 'Tm Sergeant Hopkinson of the Kingston police. Your son is okay, Mr. Flagg." I let my breath go. "Where he'" "Right here. He wasn't kid- naped. Mr. Flagg. One of our patrolmen found him in the park. The boy was under a tree, trying to keep out of the rain. The minute Patrolman Blake spotted him he knew it was the boy we was all looking for." Hannah was kneeling beside me. 1 nodded to her. smilin and she leaned back against the bed and closed her eyes. "Hov is he?" 1 asked. "Okay, except you could wring .out his clothes. We got him wrapped in a blanket." "Can Z speak to him?" Joey started to weep as soon as he was on the wire, "Pop, ] they all said Dina killed Barney. |1 wasn't going to stay in that school." It wasn't only what the boys had said. He had been shocked and frightened, and like any small boy he had fled toward i home. He had only $2 and hadn't dared ask Kip Albert for | train tare, so hitch-hike. he had tried to "Pop, I'll never go back to that school." I told Sergeant Hopklnson that 1 would leave at once and he advised that 1 bring dry clothes 1 for Joey, | When I hung up, Hannah said: | "Paul, let me go with you." Kneeling b«side me, her bond was on my knee. Her hood was ofl find her hair was on check. "If you want to, dialed IdutU'i aumbei. iitriba my by Bruno Fischer I choked up when I told her the 'news. Then she said: "That briefcase! As far as I'm concerned, it caused worse than murder. It made Joey run away from school and made us assume he was kid- naped and made us act so nasty in my cellar. Not that Hannah Rahn didn't have it coming to her anyway." "Don't let that part bother you." "It doesn't Pick me up on the way. I'll drive to Kingston with you." No excuse I could think up would sound right. "Hannah Rahn is coming along too," I said. There was a silence. Hannah had turned her back and appeared fascinated by the hole in the wall. "Is she there with you now?" Martha asked after a moment. "Yes." I felt that I had run out on her. "Then you won't need me. I'll get some sleep." C[TARS were pushing through thi torn sky. but it was still blowing and the chill remained. In the car Hannah sat ciose to me, and after a while I felt her shiver. 'Cold?" I asked. 'Yes. I didn't go into the house when I .got home, so I have hardly anything on under this raincoat." I turned on the heat. In a few minutes the car was cozily warm, but she remained against me, and she put her head on my upper arm. "How well did you know Dina?" 1 asked. "We moved in the same social circle, but that was ill. She'j the kind of woman only men like and who likes only men." "George M.iudson said n« | little. "George heard that from ' me. I mentioned it one night while he and Father were discussing whether Barney Larkin should run for judge." I said: "You've been trying to use me. Now give me the details." "Our maid and the Larkins* maid were close friends. You know the way maids tell each other everything, and Amy—our maid—told me. It seems that whenever Barney Larkin was away ov 'might Dina didn't come home until dawn, and sometimes she said she was visiting a friend in the evening when the maid knew she wasn't. I doubt if Barnej suspected. She was careful, but she couldn't keep it trom the maid. About a month ago she fireJ the maid, perhaps because she realized that she knew too much. And the maid in a rage went and told Barney." and within a few was again asleep. J OEY was asleep on a cot In the police station. He was so exhausted that 1 managed to dress him without waking him; but he came out of sleep abruptly when 1 carried him out to the car, and he clung to my neck. He didn't protest when 1 kissed him. In the car he sat between Hannah and me. She slipped an arm about him and he snuggled against her minutes he After a while she dozed off too. Dawn broke clean and crisp and fresh-smelling. Every now and then I glanced at the boy asleep in the sleeping woman'i arms. They made a snug picture, complete am' throat-catching, but it was spoiled by an invisible briefcase. Hannah woke at the outskirts o! Raventon, blinked into the broad daylight, adjusted Jocy't head on her breast. I asked her If she wanted to go on to mj plac: for her car. "I've had enough driving," she said. "I'll send for It thii afternoon." "You didn't get anything out of this ride," 1 told her. 'You think so?" She looked heard gossip about her and an- out of rhe window on her right I said, and 11 other man." . unt' 1 we reached her house. So* lUrrcd, itralfhUainf up *' <T« •• Co*Unie4) Television- Tonite, Tomorrow WMCT, Memphis, Channel SATURDAY NIGHT, DEC. 6:00 Ramar of the Jungle 6:30 Lone Ranger 7:00 Bonino 7:30 Amateur Hour 8:00 Show of Shows 9:30 Pride of the Family 10:00 Wrestling 11:00 News 11:10 Amateur Night at the Handy 12:05 Sign Off SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20 10:15 Previews & News 10:30 Excursion 11:00 Frontiers of Faith 11:30 Industry On Parade 11:45 Captain Hartz 12:00 Zoo Parade 12:30 American Inventory 1:00 Film Featurette 2:30 Kukla, Fran & 01118 3:00 Letter from Lewis 3:15 Nature of Things 3:30 Ethel & Albert 4:00 Roy Rogers 4:30 Range Eider 5-00 Meet the Preaa 5:30 Stu Erwin 6:00 Paul Wlnchell 6:30 Mr. Peepers 7:00 Comedy Hour 8:00 TV Playhouse 9:00 Racket Squad 9:30 aFvorite tSory 10:10 News 10:10 Weather ^0:15 To Be Announced [0:30 Story Theatre .1:00 Colonel Flack 1:30 Sign Ofl MONDAY, DECEMBER Zl 7:00 Today 1:25 News 7:30 Today 7:55 News 8:00 Today 8:25 News :30 Today 8:55 Morning Meditation 9:00 Ding Dong School 9:30 Glamour Girl 0:00 Hawkins Falls 0:15 3 Steps to Heaven 0:30 Strike It Rich 1:00 Storyland 1:15 Love of Life 1:30 Shopping At Home 2:00 News 2:15 Farm News 2:30 Garry Moore 1:00 Homemakers Program 1:30 Search for Tomorrow 1:45 Guiding Light 2:00 Big Payoff 2:30 Kate Smith 3:00 Welcome Travelers 3:30 On Your Account, 4:00 Atom Squad 4:15 Gabby Hayes 4:30 Howdy Doody 5:00 Mr. Single •05 Slim Rhodes 5:20 News :25 Weather :30 Stars On Parade :45 Hartoons i:00 Evening Serenade i:15 News Reporter 1:30 To Be Announced i:45 News Caravan 7:00 Name That Tune :30 Voice of Firestone 8:00 Cisco Kid 1:30 Robert Montgomery :30 Badge 714 :00 Wrestling 0:30 News :40 Weather :45 Man vs. Crime :15 TV Theatre :15 Sign Off RADIATOR WORK Boiled Out Repaired Flo Tested Re-cored ALL WORK Guaranteed Grovers Body & Radiator Shop Cl. 1,1 kt ATC PAGE SEVEN FRECKLES'AND HIS FRIENDS Spoot OF vwrrs THREAD — scoot OF WHITE- I WON'T. WOK* j SPOOL OF WHITE _ BEAD — SPOOL OF WHITE TMB6AD SPOOL OF NOW DON'T FORSET WHAT I'M SENDIN6 tOU FOR, SON/ PERHAPS YOU WOULD CARE FOE. SOME PERFUME I BOUflHT TOUR. P6RFUM6, MOM .' WAS WERE ANYTHING ELSE-lOll "I think they've already hidden our presents—otherwise how would Dad have found my report card on the top shelf of the fruit closet?" TOO BAD WE DON'T HAVE A RECORD OF "HEARTS AND <50SH,IWASSOBUSY1 VES, \ WAITING ON MRS. / THELHU, WALSH...DIDSTEVE J ANP I HOPS LEAVE HIS RECORDS \AlOTMOR8 UNFORTUNWELV, THE TRUTH DOES SOUND CORNY SOMETIMES, STEVE' WUY...WHY SURE ...AND THANKS/ ^/FLOWERS",MRS.WAYNE. TTWOULD MAKE AN APPROPRIATE BACKfiROUNDFOROUR CONVERSATION, TOULDN'TIT? WHAT WOULD ? CHRISTMAS THAT WOULD POP, CAN YOU HELP ME WITH A PROBLEM f FIRE A .-"A WAX L CARLYLE! VYES, SIR...THE BIG BULLY.' IN A FAIR ROW I SET I COULP SEAT HIM/ NO, SIR, HB WAS MAKING PUN OP ME 'CAUSE I HAVEN'T &OT ft FATHER TO TAKE ME TO THE SCHOOL FATHERS'ANP SON*' BANQUET. WHAT A CHANCE TO MIN&LE WITH THE CITIZENRY.' A FEW MINUTES LATER... 6URS, MOTHER MULVANEi THIS ' 15 MR, BANVIUB. ARE YOU ALL RIGHT, SON? TACKY, ARE YOU ALL-- HSASKECVTOTAKEAIS TO THE BANQUET: CAN : ? CAN HE AND THEY'RE READY TO TAKE ,• . „,,,-„ -JWJJtWHeR OUT TO Q6T ITS ALL OVER, X HIS FKElQHT BOAT. THIS TIME, I..I SUPPOSE IT 15 REM.LV GOODE* f OR us 1 . NMURM.LY, WE WU5T WAKE A. P6TWLED REPORT, TUCXER...ANO WE'LL HEEP YOU THREE IM WAS5AU. TBLL VOUR FRIENPS WE'RE READY TO LEWEl BEFORE I GO EASY..I'D LIKE TO SAY THAT MV-AH- FIR6-T IMPRESSION OF YOU WAS QUITE WROWS; I COULD'UE WKUMG VOUR WECK rOOi HOWEY.-BUT WOW THAT I KNOW VOU BETTER— KOLLY. TH6YRE LOAD- IMS OUR PRISONERS IN A LAUklCH.. HMI6 TO GO THRU ALL THAT BUT YOU CANT DO A YOU BUMD OR THAT, MEW... DGNrT WU) SUMPIN KNOW IT'S TOUGH? ) LCOK.WE GOT YEAH.,BUT YOU WONT HAVE "EN- LONG IF YOU LAY HANDS ON EUSTACE/ ONLY GUYS WITH TEETH CAN EAT HMMM! RELAX A MINUTE BOSCO! I CAN'T B4SS UP A CHANCE LIKE THIS T HS'LL NEVEK KNOW HITHIM'-'VAKi

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