The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 2, 1954 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, January 2, 1954
Page 7
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SATURDAY, JANUARY 8, MM BLYTHBYILLB (AM.) COURIER KIWi FAOB SEVEN OUR WARDING HOUSE — with Major Howl* OUT OUR WAY Iv J. R. WHIimm A TIR6t> L«X FOB.' WHY, I'LL BET ItkSHTWOW HE'S SOT A FOOT OF HiS STOCK INGS LAPPEP OVER HIS TOES TO KS6P HOLES FKOM SHOWING. ABOVE ISH R>WL 04 HIS H6AO HE'SDIS APPfiARBD/ BORM THIRTY VEARS TOO SOOI . iraCtt!t ta 1-4 VULNERABLE... WHAT'£ VOUe PPICE? WEALTH* I HOPE you've /MAP6AE.E60LOTIOK 10 Become A RIME PUISJNS THE NEW TO THISTLE''* CABIN... THE ITOBXi allaa Cam Jaka- aoa la a aekaalteackrr wka llvca • wtvr arferctf Ufa. Sac leaeaea •II ear. aa4 live* at Hta. Caae- laafa kaardlaa. koa»*. T« ike koartera ak* la kaaw* aa "Tfce aa*y.* ffc« ka4 f«w dreana. bc- eaa** tker ««tdoai came tmr nna •t the aca *f 39, acarwly ever. •THERE was still mother reason * why Miss Cora Johnson had not left the boarding house. Although lecreUy acknowledging herself < timid woman, she did 1 not think that she was precisely a coward. But it she allowed her aversion to a number, of uncouth, but essentially harmless, men to drive her away, she felt that she would have had to revise this estimate. ' Moreover, H should riaVe'spok- •» en ill for her powers of persona] ' : discipline. One of her duties at the school was to discipline . others which, for so shy and uncertain an individual, she did reasonably well. But if, while dispensing discipline, she could not practice It herself—well, hypocrisy was the only word for that. She would become, incontrovertibly. a hypocrite, as well as a coward. A kind of secret pride, which ifew would have suspected her of 'Possessing, forbade any such descent. Respecting the school, Miss Johnson was extremely happy. She had worked in well there. She liked It, understood «; had done so for a considerable period. She thought that in return she wa« liked and understood, by the principal, the body which dignified itself by the title of Board of Education (though, ip this minor community, it consisted of but two men and a woman) and by the vast majority of the pu- ipils. She would have viewed re- Imoval to another school in an; other locality with trepidation. 1 She even had among the other teachers two whom stye consid- jBred in the light of friends, ai- | though both were much younger jj ;than herself and she saw scarcely anything of them save at the school These were a Mrs. Hart The life of ftOn Cora Johnson had Been Mtene until an ll.year- «M thief altered it considerably. I and a Mist Dillon. Mrs. Hart was small, dark. olive-skinned person with quick eyes and a knowing air. She was the only married female teacher ,, and this enviable position appeared to have rendered her a trifle complacent. Much oJ her conversation centered about her husband who. Miss Johnson gatb- • ered. was a prize not to be ; sneezed at. Mrs. Hart manifest. jly felt well pleased with herself Ifor having captured this paragon. .'Her attitude suggested a faint I pity for Miss Dillon and Miss I Johnson, in their singleness and i presumed unsophistication. But ~ in the main she was a pleasant. . jjood-natured woman. Miss John, I ton liked her In spite of her if lightly patronizing manner. t Miaa Dillon, a pretty pinK- , i cheeked girl with blond hair • which reflected each prevailing ' ,mode, had no need of Mr». Han's j__ commiseration. Mm Dillon's B chief problem seemed to be an J inability to moke a definite choice between numberless gentlemen of the locality She was a lady of Infinite "dates," "My I date last night," "My date for 'Saturday," "My date said." and the like (ell with astounding frequency from her luih Upa. She gave the Impremioo of being surrounded, after academic houri. by a kind of swirling cloud of masculinity. Since the talk of .Mrs and Mid Dillon usually Han cemed men, Mix Johnson, who lacked either husband or date dimrultlCT. felt rather out of It when she was with them Some- nuendo, Interchanges of secret glances and a disposition to talk over her head, as it were. This she did not resent Mrs. Hart and Miss Dillon were nice to her. and she was appreciative of their 'riendliness. It was simply agreeable to have a cordial relationship with them at the school. !he did not expect two younger women to make of her a boon companion and confidante, or to share their extracurricular activities with her. a a a VO, taking the picture ai a whole, Miss Johnson deemed herself quite well off. Her existence had its limitations, certainly. But what had not? Indubitably flies had infested the ointments and ambers of Eden, even before the serpent crawled in through the shrubbery. Hence she had long since ceased to look for a different abode. She had become a fixture at Mrs. Copeland's, year in. year out. She had the school, her room, a scattering of acquaintances around the town, and a little pension to which to look forward. In the essentials she was doing all right. Particularly tn the summertime did Mis? Johnson do all right. Then, (or approximately 10 weeks, she went into the city. Her initial absence from Mrs. Copeland's table invariably occasioned comment. "Why. Where's the Duchess?" one or another ol the shoe factory wits would Inquire. "Off her feed? Shucks. Mrs. Copeland. a meal ain't a meal here unless we get to rib the Duchess, while"— grinning at his claque—"we're chewin 1 on our underdone beef." Very capably could Mrs. Copeland deal with this son of thing. Over the long dish-cluttered table she would bend beady eyes, funk in flesh and crow-footed at the corners but nonetheless potent and compelling, upon the offender. And Mn Copeland'i practice^ tongue was a lash which might have Impressed a Sahara camel. "We can do, Mr Hohstetter," Mn Copeland would state frott- ily, "without any remarks about Mis* Cora, or the oeef either If my food ain't to your lilting, tt'i your privilege to move elte- where. But you, and all the rett of you, shoulo lay off Mini Cora. Shc'i a One. decent «m And If you got to know what'e happened to her. »he't (one to town to summer school To Improve her mind for that teach- ins loh shc< nve'li •>' crably proving your mind IB something you couldn't do, seeing you ai&'t got a mind to start with." An appreciative guffaw would sweep then, like a hilarious typhoon, over the unfortunate target. Mrs. Copeland always waited a moment, icy eyes skewering her victim, to se« if he were properly subdued. Unfailingly he was. No Hohstetter or his counterpart had ever been able to stand up against Mrs. Copeland. a • • * TN the city Miss Johnson en- roiled for extension courses at the university. She lived once more in a furnished room, always a most economical one since shei kept her own one at Mrs. Copeland's (for half price), and spent! her free time in a variety ofi agreeable ways. j She attended lectures and con-! certs; visited spots of historic in-i terest; .tramped interminably! through museums. She made herself afford the occasional good play She took delight in the splendid libraries. Indeed, thia annual sojourn in the metropolis marked the high point of ner year. It would have been perfect, except for one thing. She was lonely—often wretchedly, desperately lonely And little good came of reminding nerself that this condition was not new to her; that she had always been rather solitary and should .be used to It by now The fact of her loneliness remained And Instead at becoming numbed by custom. It seemed to Intensify with the passage of time There were moments, queer, quite irrational moments; when she had to Dite ner lips hard to keep from screaming out loud. IIER practice at such lionet wat to go for a brisk walk Activity In the fresh air seemed ner only defense against the loal and morbid feeling that would coma to ner. She bad never been able to make close (riendt. mix easily with other people, and the nad no Idea ai to how to go about doing ». Particularly la thta bustling disinterested city But. on the wnoie. Me conald- ered her tummet neglrat worth while. The dark mood* eventually passed and the would return to Mrs Copeland'i stimulated and refreshed in mind, read; to far* another academic rear Thla, then, wat the Ule of Mia* Con Johnton until, on a certain October nomine.. a» 11- year-old thief altered It eontld- •aa aware el ui-l/oy MO, alt. 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