The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 1, 1954 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 1, 1954
Page 11
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 1, WM 1LTTHSV1LLB (AWL) COURIER NEWS PAGE ELEVEel OUR WARDING HOUSI — OUT OUR WAV •y J. R. Willimm FRICKLtS AND HIS FRIINM THATSOV I* HARD ON ALL OF us. CUt THE* SHUT TH'POOR ON US JUST WHEN • AT LAVT, THERE » 9OMETHM' KM POME ON THAT DESK--AN 1 WHAT A JOB, TRYIN' TO KEEP YOU ALIVE/ WHY, WITH US ftj TH' DRAf TIN' OFFICE . FUKNISHIWALLTH' DRAINS, SOU SET IN 7HK SHAPE.' cm! sow ftJM.FSD HIM AMD PROCLAIMED HIM lOOR CAMt>OftT6 — MjosoTSLSEpy !*AD,Tifi«»ft*' »IHY MOST BLOW IKI MOV, WVTHWlV ihi tfxxe RXK6T, PROBABLY TO CMECK FUMDS, 601 THE SIDEWALK TO USE FB FOR A CWEB6HT LEN6TH y&tK HOW COKE EVEZYBOW "* OH EACH PLANET, ooessn HWE NEW VBAB* PAVATTHESWETOIE. THISTLEJ "Yt», h« writ** for all the dope he can get on helicopters but we've (till got a wood-burning cookstove!" ASTROSATDP.'* CHILPPROCW... BILLY, SRAB HIS HAND/ I'VEONW ONE... GOT TO KEEP IT AROUND VDU/ 6S4BAW , HAND, STEVE.' ) HOLD MY FEET,, MWWA' IF THIS ICE WILL ONLY COAL $10 ton delivered - 2 tons or more (Plus Tax) HESTER'S COAL YARD PHONE 3186 NATURAL GAS Heating and appliance*. Instilled by bonded pipe fitter* mi financed In 3d monthly payment*. Insolation or otber borne In* provements Included. E. C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. SS CORA JOHNSON was not the type one would expect to get into the trouble she did. Her problem probably arose from loneliness, and it must ae admitted that she was a bit careless. But it really became a big problem because she was timid. Miss Johnson taught in the elementary school of a very small town. She was a tall, thin Woman, slightly stooped trom years of bending over her desk Her eyes were an undistinguished blue: her nair chestnut colored, threaded with a few strands of gray She had long, slim hands and her leet also werv long and| went through an enure meal slim. She was auick In net movements and generally of a Dland disposition although, when occasion demanded, pinpoint? of vel- low fire could Hare suddenly in the nondescript blue of her eyes. She was 39. S'or years Miss Johnson ]ed a routine existence, chiefly between the school and Mrs. and's boarding house. At j Miss Cora Johnson led a routine existence, chiefly between school and Mrs. Copeland's boarding bouse. fore, Infinitely amusing to bait; why she had not done so. for one thing, Mrs. Copeland's was the only boarding house in town. It was by far the most practical place for a woman in Miss Johnson's position. She could, of her Miss Johnson frequently with her face a deep scarlet To thai face the gentlemen called her with sardonic respect. "The Duchess." Behind her back course, have gotten a room else- ske was alluded to as the "old | where. But then she would hav« maid schoolrnarm." And one i been dependent for meals upon a j boarder, winking broadly at the! number of small restaurants and f . (company, would sometimes S\IR-jlunch counters which appeared gest to jnother that he "take the to specialize in bad food, grease schoolmarm out and show her a | and dirt, and an all-pervading time tor once." To which i odoriferousness. In several ex- nnpanc hnarrno ome I ihP la-ter she Mrmittee nerself the « C 'P>™< <" th ' suggestion ' tensive searches she had not he luxury at a "wrie a?rJ room ' waf accustomed to reply em- round anyone willing to take her wHhTnrivate 'blShVSe^ift'?"'''- " Unh - h ' brother!;* both as roomer and boarder. ond floor rather than renting one of the more economical all yours." | Such women as might nave done so categorically refused. rooms tucked unde. the eaves on. CAVE for Miss Johnson, the Most of them had good-sized the third. She telt entitled tot*- 3 personnel ot Mrs Copeland's famil' 05 - luey were, they stated, this, practically h»r only extrav- had changed many times over bus J en °"g h " » was - nThe / agance. It compensated, in pan. I the years. Shoe workers haa were sorry. A room, yes. Board, for the ordeal of meals at Cope- ' come and gone But it was al- "°land's. These were a sore trial to Miss Johnson, though not becau#« of the food. The food was good, j ways the same. The newcomers took the cue from the older resi- Obviously these women had foreseen too much extra trouble dents and were soon busily in the kind of arrangement Miss shocking and discomfiting the! Johnson wanted. With a strangar I* to a virtual shambles. Miss John- ion war always relieved when a repast, particularly the evening meal. — escai Then Mrs Copeland would shake her head She was quite sure that "Mis? Cora, port.soul." as she mentally designated Miss Johnson, did mind. She also neld the opinion had circumstances been reversed. snd plentiful to the pnint of lav- schoolmarm. It had b e c o m e. ! in the house, more attention ishness. But In the town there seemingly an accepted prandial' would have to be paid to the was a shoe factory, certain male practice. , table; to marketing. Roulint employes ot which likewise lived : "Now honey," kindly Mrs. would b3 disturbed, and the free- at the boarding house. They were Copeland often advised, after dom of the family curtailed of not the sorr of oersons with some especially boisterous ses-1 necessity Then too. Miss John- whnm Miss Johnson would have sion. "you shouldn't let them getlson realized, few women like an- w:s;ied. even remotely, to asso- your goat. Just you stand up on other woman constantly under Clale - j youi hind legs and give it back ' Ihe same roof. She was charit- Miss Johnson herself made to them." |able enough to admit that she some small pretensions to cul- Miss Johnson would shake her j might have felt the same way. tural pursuits and the niceties of head. "I'd like to. But 1 just • • • life In addition, she was rather don't have the—the words." sensitive. The shoe workers on j "Tsk. tsk! A schoolteacher and the other hand, waived culture you ain't got words?" and the niceties and were not-1 "Well, not their kind of ably insensitive Their interests words " lay in their lobs, sports, the "Pshaw! Just leave them have movies, racy literature and the the Hrst thing you think of." wares 01 the local taverns. They I "But that's the trouble. 1 never Bad no real conversation, but can think of anything. It doesn't made up for this deficiency with matter though. Mrs Copeland. 1 Heavy humor loud laughter and I really don't mind." a bluff ribaldry which often turned Mrs Copeland's board in- ider a tlon ith her. In AMOTHER consid' weighed heavily wi all her searching she had not seen quarters to compare with those she already had. There simply wasn't another room with a private bath in the town. The places she was shown were consistently small and poky, wholly without charm And she would have had to share a communal bath. Miss Johnson, a fastidious person, shuddered at the thought Contrariwise; Mrs. Copeland'i big bay-windowed front room of never-falling Thn <*„. L. soul, was woefully ill-equipped (com fort Into it. after the day The shoe workers were never to (ace adul , lil(e .' q "P™ ....... u . actually unkind to her But shortly after her arrival years I * " * before they had sensed unen- A CTUALLV Miss Johnson ingly that she was not :heu wit, as was Mrs Copeland — hu^e good-natured, thick-skinned ind glib-tongucd - whc could nold bet own both in repartee and ribaldry. Very soon they had discovered that it was ri'J:m;ouvly lirt.ple to embarrass» J..,h(, R , n : to bring a disturbed look ui; 6 B er eyes and call forth Inadequate l;<r «»«od!it«. And at time? past minded considerably. She ha'J in ihe course at time become somewhat accustoiRed to her un- cong..-tiial environment: m a na«ed. perhaps, to (row Jn extra and invisible skin-layer that made her :«» VMliwrab'.e than fbimcrly Dut sn« Ktnw that, (ar from Mconung one ol them. ?he never tven Oftjin to like .repli from lip» th ) n i.helr was done, she could shut ner- self. snug as a brospective butterfly in its cocoon, and live her own especial, it solitary, life She could read her books: correct school papers: write letters: do odds and end? of sewing and mending: and even dream dreams, ill m a complete and rather luxurious privacy. She did not. however, oermrt herself too many dream* Experience had convinced net toat dreamt were general)* unsatisfactory Not often did they com* :i»J j e r i o u s I » considered true And M the «|t~'oT~3» r.inj MI residence. scarcely ever v ww« Tclevision- Tonite, Tomorrow WMCT Memphis, Channel 5 FRIDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 1 6:40 Eddie Fisher 6:45 Esso Reporter 7:00 Dennis Day 7:30 Life of Riley 8:00 Big »:ory 8:30 Hopalong Cassidy 9:00 Cavalcade of Sport* 9:45 Greatest Fights 10:00 Letter to Loretta 10:30 News 10:40 Weather 10:45 Hit Parade 11:15 Hollywood Movie Theatre 12:45 Sign Off SATURDAY, JANUARY S 8:45 News & Meditation 9:00 Tootsie Hippodrome 9:30 Ed McConnell 10:00 Captain Midnight 10:30 Pride of the Southland 11:00 Big Top 2:00 Cowboy G-Men 12:30 To Be Announced 2:15 Lone Ranger 2:45 Ramar of the Jungle 3:15 East-West Football Garni 6:15 To Be Announced 6:30 To Be Announced 7:00 Bonino 7:30 Amateur Hour 8:00 Show of Shows 9:30 Pride of the Family :0:00 Wrestling .1:00 News .1:10 Amateur Night »t the Handy :2:05 Sign Off ft- rompl DELIVERY SERVICE Phone 4507 Hnnrj: S ».m. la 10 p.m. with l/cllvrrj tn 7 p.m. WOODS DRUG STORE 221 Wat Main 8t Burnt Moth Holei Tears Ladies & Men's Garments WHY PAY MORE? RUTH McCLANAHAN —SKIL WEAVER— 421 E. Sycamore Blythevtlle SYCAMORE HOUSE at Ark-Mo. State Line Specializing in • CRAPPIE • STEAKS • COUNTRY HAM Operated b; Jimmy Robertson PHONE 9922 RADIATOR WORK • Boiled Out • Repaired • Flo Tested • Re-cored ALL WORK Gttnatw* Graven Body & Radiator Shop M Ci Uk« AT* f»» Ml I u I/I H z o o X •I I DON'T WAMJ A CASTLE ON THE MOON! JUST TELL ME I CAN HAVE A LITTLE HOUSE WITM A WHITE FENCE! ILL BUILD j . VOU A •< PLATINUM CASTLE 1PLUMBING AND MOTHER- OF-PEARL DOOR KNOBS OOSH, HAZEL: I DON'T LIKE TO MAKE ANY RASH PROMISES I HOPE THIS YEAR WE'LL GET A HOME OF OUR OWN ON THE MOON... HEALICR VfffHDeoo* ATTRACTIVE. VKN 15 . VKY H4PFY. HES'BKM IN BU&M£ JS GEE-MUH-WETTV! TH <5WOT IN 0* OP THE SOUnt CEMTKN- SWE5! WWKT AM OPPORTUWITV rote 9OPK HOI LOW. HOTEL, M^YOR. J.P ftcKEE HIMSELF! OH,FOR HCW WE -< CAYS- FIXED FOR A SIEGE? HOW I WEEKS LONG CAN WE HOLD OUT? ..NOW WE'LL SET A MESSEMfiER Y BUT HOW- OFF TO LONDON.../ WITH THE TH' KINS MUST ENEMY AT BE TOLD WILLIAM V OUR GATE HAS STARTED TO MOVE/ WE'RE. NOT SURROUNDED YET... LET 'IM DOUN OVER TH' BACK \VALL( e6TA.ROPE. IM NOT \ PAVIN6 MIND HOI-PIN' THIS CEI?AN [(TEN POUNDS T'TH' OUNCE j SECOND, FUDDSy, OL 1 PAL? UV 00 MV VOSl VVM • &OK V\t WWitS \.\Wt ft

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