The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 24, 1949 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 24, 1949
Page 3
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THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 1049 BLVTIIEVILLE <ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGB THttB Irilish Make Bid : or Film Oscars Competition Is Keen For Filmdom's Top Performance Awards Veteran Courier News Carrier Wins Acclaim As "One of the Boys", One of the Very Best By Howard C. Hcyn i HOLLYWOOD, Marc 24. (A 5 )—The ny of Motion Picture Arts and I Sciences hand out Its 1948 Oscars • tonight, and it looks like England's |show—at last. It this be heresy In Hollywood, Ithen build my gallows high. Because II believe Sir Laurnnce Olivier and Ihis majestic "Hamlet" should win I the best actor and best film awards Jane Wyman should get the noc las best actress, in "Johnny Belln- |da." Ot course (here comes the hcdg- ling), If voting among the 1,98' I academy members follows a strictlj I American pattern, "Johnny Be- Ilinda' will make "Hamlet" movi | over. Miss Wyman's only serious worr} I1 think, Is Olivia DC HaviUand' [performance In "The Snake Pit. I And Olivier could be displaced as I best actor by Lew Ayrcs, also ir I "Johnny Belinda." A British picture has never wop I the top award. Tills year, for th I first time, two British films, "Ham 1 let" and "The Red Shoes," wer | nominated. Other contenders "Johnny Belinda," "The Snake Pit (and "The Treasure of the Sicrr I Madre." With Olivier and Ay res on the lis J of best actor nominees are Mont E*i>r,iery Clift ("The Search"), Da Voailey ("When My Baby Smiles a Me") and Clifton Webb f'Sittin | Pretty"). Competition Keen Mlsa Wyman and Miss DeHavi I land are competing with Ingri Bergman ("Joan of Arc") Iren I Dunne ("I Remember Mama") ai Barbara Stanwyck ("Wrong Num | ber") for best actress oscars. By usual Hollywood standarc tonight's 21st annual awards will b a modest event, held for the fir time in the Academy's own 950- seat | theater: Earlier Academy events were I splashy banquet blowouts at the Biltmore or Cocoanut Drove, or fan-jammed. floodlighted clam| bakes at Grauman's Chinese Theater or the vast, barn-like Shrine , Auditoruim. Master of ceremonies will be Rob- I ert Montgomery. Last year's oscar winners Ronald Coleman, Loretta Young. Edmund Gwenn and Celeste- Holm will present the awards In | best actor, actress, supporting actor and suporting actress categories, respectively. Other oscars will be gn-sented by Louis Jonrdan, Jeanne Grain, Ethel Barrymore, Deborah Kerr, Ava Gardner, Arlene Dahl and Glenn Pord. According to many subscribers to \e Courier News, Jesse Cojumbas urr Is one of the best among the oys who deliver the paper daily homes in Blytheville but he beanie "one of the boys" at a time hen most men are thinking of etlrement. Mr. Burr. Is 72 and became one f the Courier News boys back In 940. He came to Blytheville In 1937, nd for years now has been a. Jam- iar figure as he covers his route n a bicycle. He prefers a girl's model bike iccause he believes It Is easier to perate. The bike was Idle for a i'hlle last week, though, when the eteran newspa|>er carrier was forc- d to take time out for a seige of nfluenza. And according to Mrs. Burr, he •as more concerned over delivery of ils papers than he was his Illness. But he Is back on the job now and nany Courier News readers on his delivery route insist that he Is the >est "papermnn" they ever had. Rated as One of the Bent Some refer to him as "ol faithful," and others who have traveled around from city to city and had wide experience with carriers are quick to say of Mr. Burr that he is one of the best anywhere. He has some Negro subscribers on his route and they say of him: "He sho' Is a fine ole gentleman." Mr. Burr was born In Madison County. Tennessee, March 2, 1817. He lived on a fnrm until he became an orphan at 13. The only other member of his family, a sister, died when she was four. After his parents died, Mr. Burr worked on farms for a while and later obtained employment with the Illinois Central Railroad Company in Greenfield, Tenn. Five years later while working In Sharon, Tenn., he met and married Mattte Bradberry. Tills was in 1901. Builds Goodwill A year later a son, Shannon, was born, but the mother died the' day after the son's arrival. In 1905 Mr. Burr married his wife's sister. Mrs. Henry Berry, postmaster at Armorel, Is their daughter. Mr. Burr farmed for a while after moving to Blytheville and esided for a while near Braggadocio. Mo. It was in 1940 when hfi began his career as a "paper boy'* His first route was with the Commercial Appeal and a short time later he expanded operations and took over a Courier News route. He's still handling both routes and building goodwill as lie delivers the papers to the front door, not to a point somewhere near : the front door. Negroes Continue To Speak Here Solicitations of Funds for School Collections by Negro cltlMiu for tho building fund of the Harrison Shcool iiro continuing, and approximately {450 has been added slnco the Inillal $4.000 wns turned over to Ihc Blylhevlllo School Board a lev, weeks-ugo. I'lr.ns lire to continue (he collections fur tho fund until $6,000 has been solicited. Most ol lite $450 Inis been roix>rt- cd previously, but Ihc following contributions were announced today: Arkansas - Missouri Power Company, $50; Pllurlm Rest and Uelhel A.M.E. Churches, $10 each; Truclljglit linptlsl Church, Leona Mays. tlcv. J. K. Uoblmtm nnd J. 11. Jolimon, $5 each. The fund raisliij! project was lauucl-.ed by tho Negroes afler thoy had obtained endorsement of the idea by members ol the school board and most of Hie money ha.s como Ircni Nesi'o civic leaders nnd school patrons. fulbright and McCMtan Vote for Rent Controls WASHINGTON, Much 94. (ff) — Senators Fulbrlght and Mc01ell»n d list alght with the S«nat« najorlty which pas«d a rent control extension bill and Mnt It to , —Courier News rhoto ' J. C. Burr, veteran Courier News carrier, who is a fnmllinr figure in Blytheville with his bicycle, is shown here making a delivery of the. paper. He's p»st the age of three score and len ycnrs, but he Is "one of the boyb" and many ol his customers regard him us ihe best of the many who deliver the Courier News. Family of Five Killed In Tenant House Blaze CIRCLEV1LLE, O., March 24. Wj —A family of five persons burned to death early today when fire destroyed their tenant house on a farm. 12 miles northwest of here. The victims were: Leonard Estep, 28, tenant fanner; lis wife Frances, 26, and their three children, Jean, 6; Beverly, 4, and Joie Lee, IT months. A neighbor discovered the fire about 5 a.m. and called the Circlc- ville Fire Department, An alligator's jaws are powerful, but once they are shut, a man can' hold them closed easily with his bare hands. Wife of Carthage, Mo,, Editor Dies at 83 CARTHAGE, Mo., March '24. itTi— Mrs. Mary Tuggart Scwnll, 83. wife of W. J. Scwall, for many years nli- to,- and publisher of the Carthago Evening Press, died last night. She had been n patient, in a hospital here for the past two weeks. Survivors include her hu.slximt. who was editor and publisher of the press for 48 years until lib retirement four years ago. He wn.s president of the Missouri Associated Press from JB32 to 1014. Clemency Denied Man Who Escaped Prison, Became Model Citizen JACKSON. Miss., March '24. (/?) —Guv. Fielding L. Wright has refused to consider clemency pell- lions In bchulf of Clifford Smith, escaped life lerinev who became a respected citizen of Arkansas. A dclryntlou of 20 Whciidey, Ark. residents. Including Sheriff Rogei D. West yesterday sought clemency for Smith, who was returned to the Mississippi prison last December. Wright said he hud to consider that Smith had been bark In prisoi only a short time nnd (hat ho had not given up voluntarily. Smith was convicted in 1931 fo the slaying.of u woman. He escupet In 1042, Judge John W. McCull of Memphis will speak to the Brotherhood of the First Paptlst Church at 7 p.m. tomorrow. For the past 25 years he has been an active worker In the llapllst Church, and In re- orKanlzhiij the brotherhood work In the south. He Is president of the Temu'wico Baptist Convention, general counsel for the Hapttst Memorial Hospital, nnd director of the Southern Baptist Convention Foundation I Special music flt the Brotherhood leetlng will be furnished by Worth ). Holder. A full year's growth from four angora goats Is required to upholster one sedan with mohair. Commonest element In the bod Ics of HvhiR organisms ts hydro gen. according to Ihc Encyclopedl UrHannlca. PILES Hurt Like Sin! But Now I Grin Heari Courier Newa Want Ads. conference with the HOUH, t- Eirller the Arkaiiun* iud drrid- < ed when the Senate ilefettM lo,,' amendment which would haw limited federal powers oil McClellin voted for the ment; Fulbrfcht sgalntb . Sound travels through water the rate of 4700 Jeet per Now you can hoar WHBQ in Memphis "7k. Hmw V«l«. ml Ik* OH tmutk" Turtle oil from Mexico is used as an ingredient in some beauty preparations. Thousands cfmnco groans lo crlni, U«« t do.-lorj' formula tiT j-ellovo discomfort it piles. Soul ilruEBlila l» r noted Thorn' - —nor Cllnfii Sur «•••"" relief ol iinln, ilirlnk 'i~Mhior"cilnSi"Suf|iri«iiiB QUICK Hcli, Irritation. Us. llnc. ornlc rends to flotlen _ to-lorn 1 wny. Get lulu Tlior ... 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