The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 12, 1954 · Page 9
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January 12, 1954

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

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_TOBBPAT, JANUARY 18, 1MM BLTTHEVILLl (ARE.) OOUKIW H1W1 PAGE OUR IOARDING HOUSI - with M.lor Ho*l« OUT OUR WAY ly J. H WilltoiM «g PIUNO UP SOUP BECAUSE VOt/RE TOO uay 10 GST WH« I* THIS SlG R6STFOU DISCOVERY owe N5 FANFARES ABOUT-A KWDCP ANESTHETIC? OUT 1H6 OETAILS A* ViT # — SUT TBV ID VISUALIZE AM WffHAPeAfUER- USHT gLMLT-|ri RX.DIK5 CHAIR M THE TAILS.'-MeM, ITS'STUPeWO- pUS/-A/r\ArtMAY _ FOR A RELAXES PAUSB DISORDERS/ FOSITV6T] BUT MY WHY MOTHERS G6T SRAf .... •nUT/KMPr? 1 CCWAKWfZE »- THEY"V6 ^ HWU..ANPTHAT T. ML Ihf. V. t PA M. 'Th«M January aalti art *uch wonderful tavingt I'm alway* brokt for months!" FRiCKLIS AND HU FKIiNDJ Gen Winfield Scott, in 1852, was the last presidential candidate nominated by the Whig Party. AJtTHUTK VICTIMS sSL"*" 1 tat At KIEBT DRUG STORES RADIATOR WORK • Boiled Out • Repaired • Flo Tested • Re-cored ALL WORK Gnnntee* Gravers Body & Radiator Shop SM Cl. L«k« Aw Ph. 0M1 USED AUTO PARTS Rebuilt Transmissions ... Generators and Starters . Radiators . .. Batteries . .. Tires Phona 3186 HESTERS s.uih COAL & SALVAGE YARD Hiwoy 61 For Fine Foods, Choose PICKARD'S GROCERY & MARKET Nationally Advertised It Fancy Groceries We Deliver 2043 Call In Come In 1044 Chick. Television — Tonight, Tomorrow — WMCT Channel 5, & WHBQ, Channel 13 WMCT Channel R Tu«il>;, Jinuirj 12 0:00 Evening Serehada 6:15 News Reporter 6:30 Plnth Shore 6:45 New! Caravan 1 :00 Milton Berle 8:00 Fireside Theatr* 8:30 Circle Theatre B:00 Judge for Your&elf 8:30 Victor; at gee, 10:00 To Be Announced 10:30 Mewl 10-.40 Weather * 10:45 Dave Gftrroway 11:15 To Be Announced 11:45 Sign Off Wednesday. January 13 7:00 Today 7:J5 News 7:30 Today 7:35 News 8:00 Today 8:25 News 8:30 Today 8:55 Morning Meditation 8:00 Dine Dong School 9:30 Shopping at Home 10:00 Hawkins Falls 10:15 3 Steps to Heaven 10:30 The Bennetts 10:45 Follow Your Heart 11:00. Bride & Qroom 11:15 Storyland 11:30 Glamour Olrl 12:00 News 12:15 Farm New« 12:30 Channel Five Club 1:00 Homemakers F r o- gram 1:30 PhotoqulE 1:45 Film Feature 2:«] Kate Smith 3:00 Welcome Traveler! 3:30 On Your Account 4:00 Atom Squad 4:15 Pinky Lee Show 4:30 Howdy Doody 5:00 captain Video 5:15 Flicker Comlca 3:25 Weather 5:30 Ooeeel Btnger 5:45 Hartoons 6:00 Evening Serenade 0:15 News Reporter 8:30 Eddie Fisher 0:45 Newt Caravan 7:00 I Married Joan 7:30 I Led Three Lives 8:00 TV Theatre 6:00 This Is Your Life 9:30 Playhouse 10:00 Soundstage 10:30 Newl 1:40 Weather 10:45 Rocky King 11:15 Film Featurette 11:45 Blgn OH THE STORY—Mln Cora Jok.•Ml. • tfmld, •eaaitlre aehi tracker. !• paring blaekmall lo Mra. Symea, milker «f one 01 her tnplla. The reaaoa la <ha Mn. amea leaned Hal Jll.r, Johnaira wna eorreapomUnr with • mmm ahe Met tin-ouch the tnl- •Mllft of • BiatHHonlal msener mttr. I'THAT first payment of black j mail to Mrs. Symes markec |the active beginning of the mos iwretched period in Cora John ton's life. She continued on her well itrodden path, the school by day (the few activities she was accus Itomed to engage in after schoo 'hours, the boarding house and Iher room by night. But very soon after Mrs. Symes' first extortion it seemed to her that everything the did was characterized by a kind of. nervous furtiveness. She felt as if she walked in a ttate of abiding fear and trem- • blmg, plagued constantly by a : desire to glance hastily over her shoulder, lest an invisible axe fall when she wasn't looking. Simultaneously she grew increasingly anxious to avoid people ; to get off by herself. Unhealthy . as she knew this to be, she did • it whenever possible. [ For this reason she kept her ? tame room although with the toll Mrs. Symes exacted, sound economics no longer justified it. She was unable to save any money now and the big room wai a wild extravagance. But It wat alto her sole consolation. She formed the habit of being scrupulously on time for dinner, • slipping into her place the moment the dining, room doon opened, eating a quick meal and then retiring to the blened privacy above. Wrong, she realized. Vw wrong. But it wai all the wanted to do. The shoe workers noted a change in her. Fortunntely, being neither penelrstini m<*n nor tt aiia»i Johnson, it made little impression on them. They merely said, be hind her back, that "it isn't an fun kiddin' the schoolmarm thes days. Guess she must be gettin used to us—she don't even blus no more, half the time." One master of language, risin to heights, stated that "ribbin the schoolmarm was gettin' liki kickin' a dead horse around." Had Miss Johnson known abou these reactions, she might have drawn a slim comfort from the fact that she had become unsat isfactory as a target of jest. Bu she did not Know. And to hei the shoe men were the tame loud-talking, bad-mannered crew they had always been and she inwardly shrank from them, as from an ever-present menace She was haunted continually bj the thought of their uninhibitec hilarity, should her dreadful ae cret ever come out. A thousand times she cattigatec herself for weakness. It was absurd, insane, to be forced into :his intolerable position because of the fear of ridicule and the a Ik of the town. But a thousand times she was driven back to the same hopeless certainty. That and no getting around it, was irecisely what she did fear. She lad'to be, she always concluded >itter!y, honest with her,<clf. [TINDLY Mrs. Copeland likewise remarked a change. Bui he spoke her mind, with maternal severity, straight to Miss Johnson's face. "Is there anything wrong with 'ou, honey?" the asked anxiout- y. "You don't eat enough to i«ep a bird alive and you spend too much time moping upttalrt." Mist Johnson laughed, striving or nonchalance. "Why, no, Mn. Copeland. There's nothing wrong. And I really don't mope. It's just hat they've given me—a larger Inss this year. More work." Thit ew«ate4 Uti. Copeiaad,) not notably acute. But it warned Mis* Johnson. From the beginning she had tried to conceal her worry, absolutely. She seemed, however, to have sUpped a little. She took measure* to correct th« Never Mghthearted or llght- spoken, ahe nonetheless attempted to cultivate lightheartedness and lightness of speech. Summoning spurious blandness, she whipped herself up to face people, both at home and around the town. She tried not to n> downstairt when th« clock lore- told the imminent opening of the dining room; essayed, instead, to enter this festive apartment after the meal was well started, with a species of insouciant dignity. She took to lingering at table, when every instinct urged her to push back her chair and run away, making rather pathetic efforts at bandying words with the shoe fraternity. Here, though, she wa« out of her depth. Her sallies—what, she believed, were called her "comebacks"—sounded pale pink and ineffectual even to her. gUT, hi any case, the made an effort. And the thoe men were generally undiscerning.' And ince Mrs. Copeland said nothing more, she felt that the had managed to establish a toe-hold on solid ground again. ' School wai a different story. There she could hot evade con- acU. And there, perforce, she pent the greater part of her day. • During those hours it required a greater effort to preaerve equa- imity. She wai not always tuc- essful. "Say," «ald the flighty Mint )illon to Mrs. Hart, as they left ogethcr one afternoon, "whst'a p with Cora? I asked her a per- ectly simple question and she bout snapped my head off. She seems nervous at • witch aow- days." Mrs. Hart, older and much- married, had • plausible ax- baation. "Well, of course, my ear. She <ay> she's 3t. But you ould lake that with a grain of salt. 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