The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 8, 1954 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 8, 1954
Page 9
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 1968 (AXK.) COURIER NEWS MINI OUR IOARDING HOUSE — with Mtjor HoepU MA30R OfOUK TWleS/ PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB Me wlHILB I RETIRE TO iWV DEM TO frKESH IT OUT OUR WAY ly J. R. Willfenu NOW THOUOHT Trf MACHINE WA* VACANT.' BOX YOU BETTER COT OUT THEM OMCO'THEMAIN'T A SMCXE, O.K.THEY'KE REPAIRIN' TH 1 CRAMEAM7XXI HAP TO PUT UC IT UP IS THKMP THEY HAVE TO AMP 1OU TIE MV MACHINE UP.' TAKE n OFF/ > 1 1 1'* 30.WIIUUM, Russians May Start Making Roller Skates NEW .'OEK 1*1 — Soviet auUi6ri- ties are now pondering the question ^f whether or not to produce roller ™kates, Moscow newspapers reach- in here say. Up to now the Soviet l~ -Ion hasn't had any excetp a few RADIATOR WORK • Boiled Out e) Repaired • Flo Tested • Re-cored ALL WORK Guaranteed Grovers Body & Radiator Shop SOS Cl. Lake Pho. 6981 pail's imported from abroad. The problem arose when Soviet skating star Bimma Zhukov who uses roller skates purchased outside the country to train in the summer when her native Sverd- lovsk has no ice sent hers to be repaired. The repair workshop in Sverd- which made the repairs got the Idea that other Russians would like some too and made an experimental pair which was presented to the "experts. council" for approval. The application Is under consideration. Izvestia reports that the demand for roller skates among Soviet athletes is "immense". For Fine Foods, Choose PICKARD'S GROCERY & MARKET Nationally Advertised & Fancy Groceries We Deliver 2043 Call In Come In 1044 Chick. Television — Tonight Tomorrow — WMCT Channel 5, & WHBQ, Channel 13 ' WMCT Channel 5 Friday Night, Jan. R 6:00 Evening Serenade 6:15 Hews Reporter fl;30 Eddie Fisher 6:45 News Caravan 7:00 Dennis Dny 7::jo Life or Riicy 8:00 Big Story 8:30 Hopiilong cassidy 6:00 Cavslcade of Sporta 9:45 Greatest Fights 10:00 Letter to Loretta 10:30 News 10:40 Weather 10:45 Hit Tarads 11:15 Holly\vood M o v 1» Theatre 12:15 Sign Off Saturday, January 9 8; 45 News «fe Meditation 9:00 Tootsie Hlppodromft 9:30 Ed McConnell 10:00 Captain Midnight 10:30 Prlrte of the South- Innd 11:00 Big Top 12:00 Cowboy G-Men 12:30 Super Circus 1:30 To Be Announced 4:00 TV Theatre 5:00 Soundstage :30 My Little Margie 6:00 Bamar of the Jungl* 6:30 Lone Banger 1 :00 Bonlno 7:30 Amateur Hour 8:00 Show ol Shown 9:30 Pride of the Family 10:00 Wrestling 11:00 News & Weather 11:10 Amateur Night at the Handy 12:05 Sign Off Channel 13 Friday Night, Jan. R 6:00 Western Theater 6:30 New* 6:45 Perry como 7:00 Mama 7:30 Topper 8:00 Ozzle find Harriet 8:30 Our MluB Brooks 9;00 My Friend Irma 9:30 Suspense 10:00 Weather 10:03 News 10:15 Late Show Saturday, January 9 10 :00 Winkle Dink and You 10:30 Bod Brown, Rocket Ranger 11-.00 Big Top 12:00 Western Theater 1:00 Western Theater 2:00 Western Theater 3:00 Western Theater 4:00 Johnny Jupiter 4:30 Early Show 5:30 Tops 5:45 Weather 5:50 News 6:00 Juke Box Jury 6:30 Beat the Clocfc 7:00 Jackie Oleason 8:00 Two for the Money 8:30 Favorite Husband fl:00 Medallion Theater 8:30 Name's the Sam* 10:00 Wrestling 11:00 Late Show PUPPIES Fox Terrien, Cocker Spinlcb and English Shepherdi. Parakeets-Ideal Pets Young birds all colon. Beautiful chrome cages. Mexican Red Head Parrot, The PET SHOP 133 S. Division n. M7S Tears Ladies & Men's Garments WHY PAY MORE? RUTH MeCLANAHAN —SKIL WEAVER— 421 E. Sycamore i •CUB STORVt Ml»* Cora JnhK- •on, a :tn-7r»r-oia tefichtr, **«• the virtfm or nn ll-Ttnr-nlri Iklrl vrhn •tolr «tunr lellerK rntM her parxc. \Vhrn Mitt* Joknmvn: • Trrj llmld. NrnnlliT« wnmnn. nf- t»mpt« to Kft the letter* Ihrouvk Vten, KTmen. mother nl Alhrrl. the thler. fthe become* the vIctlM of hmcknmll. VII Tl/TISS CORA JOHNSON lay on '•"•*• her bed, fully dressed. Although it was only 6:30 o'clock in the evening, her lights wer* out. She had eaten an early and sketchy dinner, which she barely jtasted, and escaped to her sanc- [tum. Now, with the rumble erf talk, the occasional punctuating iguffaw, the clink of china and 'ring of cutlery sounding from below, she was trying to think; go over the facts with a view to rationalization. . K had all started during her llast summer's vacation. At a city inews stand she had seen papers put out by 3 matrimonial agency. Out of curiosity alone, she bought a copy. Not once had it entered her head that this act would lead to a long-distance friendship between herself and a man upon whom she had never set eyes. She merely took the sheet home and read it idly. Some of its items shocked and appalled her. Particularly the .letters to the paper itself—letters ipalpably written by twisted, ifrustruatcd people who bared their souls without shame. Or by cranks and crackpots, who merely wished to see themselves in print. She read, nevertheless, with a sense of sympathy for even the boldest of these penmen She could not help but recognize that, to some extent, she was on* of them. Only ... she had never let herself go on paper One letter, however, appealed ,lo her as peculiarly genuine. It |was simple and direct. i The writer baoJdj jut«d Utat he was * very lonely man. He lived in a remote spot where certain things to which ne had once been accustomed were not available. He wished, he went on, to enter into correspondence with a woman of middle age who was interested in the same things as himself. To mention a few . . . books and pictures, outdoor sports—specifically, riding — old silver, hooked rugs and th* like. He said, without seeming fear of impugnment to his masculinity, that he himself hooked rugs as a pastime. He professed some interest in music. He thought that an exchange of letters with a person of similar tastes might be pleasant. That was his only object—to make life a little more bearable for himself and, possibly, tor the party ot the second part. He signed himself "Farmer." There was about his letter 1 definite warmth and sincerity This man, Miss Johnson thought, was neither talking to hear himself talk nor writing to see himself published. This man was asking, honestly and without pretense, for something that he felt he needed. She (ound herself being especially sorrj for him. But she did nothing about him, at once. She tossed the paper aside and temporarily forgot it. t • • "TiHEN there came an evening *• when she had what she thought of as one of her "spells." She was wretchedly lonely that night and the city, busy and crashing, filled with street noises and the talk and laughter of those who had companionship, seemed to mock her in her loneliness. She had taken the brisk walk, which customarily banished similar megrimi. This time it did not. Returning, she had felt more unwanted, thun ever. Miai Johnwn ftlt aloof. At Ui she had no friends on earth, no one for companionship: no one even to talk to. If she were so lonely at the age of 39. what would become of her in 20 years or so? Then she remembered "Farmer" in the paper she had east aside. Never had she contemplated such a thing a* writing to him. But loaight—well, it was one of her worst nights. So, blushing brickily though in complete seclusion, she had written "Farmer." It was a rather rambling, badly composed letter. But it. or maybe the writing of It. seemed to make her feel better. . "Release." she remembered murmuring. "I've gotten something off my chest Now. Cora Johnson, the thing to do its tear this up." She might have done so. had not the laughter sounded at that precise moment • • . THE laughter came to her •*• through the open window A woman's laugh, gay and uninhibited. The laughter of someone manifestly happy, unop- pressed by forlornncss: careless and . oh. just having a good time. Miss Johnson had stopped, the letter between tightened fingers. That was how the would have • liked to be—gay, for once, and careltss. And having a good time. And with someone else around to hear her give expression to that enviable state. It ii possible that this rather vacuoui laugh, ringing and rising, changed the whole course of Miss Johnion'i life. For her Up, had set, driven together by • queer unresentful kind of envy. After all (she wai sane and fairmlnded) It wasn't the fault of some nameleu woman that she, Cora Johnson, was the victim of • Wrribl* and unnerving aloneneti. "But I won't," she remembered thinking this, too, "l just won't be left out of—of everything." Almost guiltily then, she had slipped down«Uir» and potted htr Ittwr, (It It CtMtaMtf) SYCAMORE HOUSE >t Ark-Mo State Line Specializing in • CRAPPIE • STEAKS • COUNTRY HAM Operated by Jimmy RotMrUon PHONE 9922 NATURAL GAS Reatint ind appliance!, la- stalled bj bonded pipe fltten and financed In It monthly payment* ln»latl*n *r «ther h«M U»- frntmenU laellded. E. C. ROBINSON LUMBEK CO. EXPERT WATER PUMP REPAIR Hubbard Hardware Phone WRECKER SERVICE Tom Little Jr For 'fait dependable wrecker and tow service plute call BM I bar* the largeat, beat equipped wrecker In thla put •( tht country . . No Job loo luge .. No job too ''My wife h id her bridge club trite •fttrneon, Jo*—to I'm fortifying myself against a supper of leftover finger sandwiches!" PRICKLK AND HIS PRIINM WHAT ARC THOSE FOOtJ «Ar- IMS AT ? TOU'P TuSBTrHEY'D NEVER. SEEN A MAN KlrSHWM S Night Phone BLYTHEVILLE MOTOR CO. TO N IDVE-IN LOVE WITH A M*N N4MW STEv* JAMESON/ NOW T&KE Mi HOME 1ND TELL ME YOU NEVER WANTTOSSE ME AMIKI/ SOMeONCIOLBMCTHC OTWillWNTHWCNiWW NU CNOU0U TO EMMICI F XJU'UE STIU. UfnWWS, SltVE, I'M NOT THE SAME SRI. Y3t) RESCUED THAT NK3HT FROM TVS OMPU* WOLF... OH. THERE'S LOTS OF GOOD ONES! HARVARD.. PENNSYLVANIA... CORMELL... WELL, LET'S SEE! HOW DID THEy DO LAST FOOTBALL, SEASON -' IT'S GOT ID BE THE FINEST! MOTHING 0UT I'M TRVIMQ TO DECIDE WHICH UNIVERSITY IS PEST FOR BRUSSELS! I'M AfWW I WON'T BUY THAT tO USnCTABif A MAM AS *W. B»NVILL6 WOU.C? HARPLy TAKt Hl$ HOL*EK66PW TO PNWR AT ORLANDO!;. 'xxi fjuy fBKH SEFOBS THBKII7 SBTS IT. WHBWTHBW*, ^\ AMP MR. IVlNVfU* HUK.iANVHLI(*f>\ tMTO ABWT f>« FRONT POORMU. 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