The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 29, 1942 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 29, 1942
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 1942 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.), COURIER NEWS "Sister Susie" Sews Again For The Soldiers By MARGUERITE YOUNG NEA Service Staff Writer NEW YORK.-Slster Susie is sewing again for soldiers. Remember >her from the 1917 song hit? She's the gal of whom they sang: "Some soldiers send epistles, Say thry'ct sooner sleep in thistles Than the saucy, soft shirts for soldiers Sister Susie sews." Yes, "Sister Susie" is back again for the current war. She wields a nimble thimble in 647 USO rfub- houscs scattered through 43 states and most of the fighting men's bases in the Western .Hemisphere. All through the 14 New Jersey centers, she actually calls herself Sister Susie. "Who thought it up, I don't know," reports Mrs. Maurice T. Moore, chairman of the national women's com mi t tee. which unites 400,000 women volunteers i n services for the armed forces. "B u t I know the nickname is sticking. "It started in the clubhouse in Long Branch, near Fort Mbn- mou'th, N. j. The .women set up a sewing machine, and soon there appeared before it a shingle: Sister Susie. Within a' couple of weeks, there was a machine and a sign in all 14 of the USO centers in the state. I wouldn't be surprised to see it spread much farther." This time, Mrs. Moore would lik? you to know, right off, nobody's mentioning thistles. "Every time a man is promoted, he has four sets of chevrons to be sewed on," she explains. "Since most of \ the soldhrs haven't yet learned to stitch for themselves, there are quite a lot of chevrons for Sister Sue to sew. Besides, she will darn a sock, sew on buttons, eVen mend a tear. Need I Mrs, Moore l^milies hrtve sanitary -toilets,screened houses, and .protected water supplies. To help 'eliminate these conditions, Farm Security has spent approximately $151,761 on the farms of 3,230 families In Arkansas. Where this type of work has been curried out, medical bills have dropped tin overage of 13.8 per cent during the hist 18 months. Good health brings increased production and happiness while poor health breeds proverty and discontent. Sincerely yours, J. V. Hlghfill State Director Student Studies Cow Habits SALT LAKE CIW, Utah (UP)— A student with the patience of Job recently made a survey of a -small herd of cattle. He learned that in every 24 hpurs a cow grazes about 8 hours, spends 12 hours lying down and loafs the remaining 4 hours; the cow's average grassing .speed is from 50 to 70 bites » minuU', with a top speed of 90 bites. tyect To See More and More War-Bare Legs BY ALICIA HART NEA Service Staff vVritcr If i read the stars right, a whole lot of citified beauties are going to be barefoot girls, come summer Welt—barelegged at least. With stockings up in price and no world shaking substitute in .sight, many girls doubtless will go without them In warm weather. And why shouldn't they—if they look to their leg laurels ahead of time? The cosmetic. wnises have boon looking, and they're all up with the wherewithal for skin glamor. Several reliable houses are making "liquid stockings." J There's one which claims its product Ls the one you've been reading about in the war correspondence from Australia, where American nurses arc pointing on stockings and lik- tf ^t. This product is a quick drying lotion-base one, kind to the skin. SALON INTRODUCES WATERPROOF PASTE One of the topmast beauty siUons has a; legstlck—paste— which you stroke on and smooth In. It's waterproof. You get twenty- five to thirty weurings from one lefrstick. This Is a lovely toasted beige shade. Deeper hues, from suntan to nut brown, can be had in still another liquid, leg makeup. Of course all of those preparation will look best on naturally sunklssed legs. , In fact, all are advocated for use while you're tanning. Women who want .something between feet and shoes—and who doscn't for comfort?—well welcome little knitted feet-protectors. Dime stores haa them last .summer for wear with playshoes. Better departments stores are stocking them now for summer street wear. There are a fow silk and nylon ones; there's' cotton for the big business. All fit like a rubber, over the sole and toes. They're a health essential for bfcre-leffed girls who mean to ward troublesome Toot infections. off Women's Clubs Will Get A Ranch Style Supper AUSTIN, Tex. (UP)-A chuck wagon supper will wind up the entertainment when the General Federation of Women's Clubs holds its convention In Fort Worth, Tex., April 26-Bay 2. The program of entertainment for the visiting club women was announced here by Mrs. J. W. Walker, president of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs. Fort Worth long has designated Hself as the city "where the West begins," and it Is planned to send the visitors home with a memory of ranch life. A chuck wagon supper Is the sort of meal served to ranch-hands at cattle round-ups. It gets its name from being served from a cook wagon known on the range as a 'chuck wagon." Open It With Pride I. W. HARPER C»., UdnWt, Kf, Sewing; service for service men . . . That might well be the motto i'or the country's "Sister Susies" headquarters, one of which'is shown above, in New Jersey. As in World War I, the women do sewing for "the boys." popular *•- . . For INSURANCE of all Kinds See G. G. Caudzll Agency Glcncoe Hotel Bldgr. Ph. 2182 BIytheviUe, Ark. Expert Tractor Tire Vulcanizing! Don't waith until the last minute to have yonr Tires Repaired—Come in NOW - - Materials Limited! BIytheviUe Tire Co. Highway 61 North — Phone 2201 report, she's a pretty creature?" DO ALL KINDS OF ODD JOES The Sister Susie role was the most universal one Mrs. Moore found women performing in centers which she has just visited on an inspection swing around eastern camps. Whal interested her as much was the endless variety of other! jobs—odd jobs—done for the sol-j diers -and sailors. ! For instance, take the man who' was going- to be married at Mitchell Field, Long Island. His bride-to-be Editor Courier News Blytheville, Arkansas Dear Sir— Last week i wrote you a rather detailed account of the possibilites of food production by low-income farm families. A few days ago I ran across a health survey made came alone from Chicago, knew i by the Farm Security Administra- nobody in the East except the] tion in four typical southern bridegroom.'The local USO took states of sons in low-income her under its wing, arranged a families, who have been called for wedding reception and wedding supper complete with motorcade to speed the whole party to the church and back to the clubhouse. When Fort Dix's reservation was enlarged, people visiting the men WE re greeted with an acute housing problem. The local community was fixed for less than 200 people. The USO. surveyed - the whole county. Now, the-visitor is welcomed with an index of quarters available. What Was the Marshal Doing? COMAiNCHE, Okla. (UP)—Cattle ,rustling ain't what it ; .uscd to be. 1 The city marshal here reported that he saw several men stop their taig sedan along the highway, grab a calf from a nearby field, cram it into the trunk compartment at the rear of the car and drive away. Uniforms Rare at Library RICHMOND, Va. (UP)—The Richmond public library's idea of keeping the reading room open on 'Sunday afternoons for soldiers anc? sailors didn't work out so well. During the first month of the new .plan, only- four men in uniform visited the library on Sunday. U. S. POSTMASTER-GENERAL HORIZONTAL Answer to Previous Puzzle • 1,5 Pictured. : U, S. Post; master- General. 10 Observe. 11 Dickens' character. •• Uriah -. 12 Letter of alphabet. 14 Tellurium (symbol). 15 Man's name. 16 Concerning. 17 Tree. 19 Musical syllable. 20 Australian bird. 21 See. 22 Stove part. 23 Still. T R E A T 5 1 A P E H E M b ''$ M A N 5 U E T RIE O P E fX' E A '?$' T U R N E D n o R A L frt F &•' N A C R E A N 6 L 1 C A IN L 1 N E 5 E E M '*£ cri- P R 0 A ^»T* L A M rf3 «Of-:n IS! O W ^ E W B E ;•#; L E T S A R $t F E R N iff, D E D £» T 1 =4 61 *•*•. L. 1 E N M E T :'SSi L A M P m A W E D O M 1 T Afr (3 ~ D L J! A R E P E L £{? N $? C TH : FI e i S T '•''if T U v A T A N O A '$: P 0 L 0 — ~ R 5 0 A OMA5 "EOT MR1AL 40 Steel instrument 42 Fathered. 44 Nothingness. 45 Fraud. 47 Conducted. 24 He is a mem- 48 Doles out. ber of the 49 Suffix. • President's 50 Fish eggs. 52 Steal. 53 Street (abbr.). 54 Phials. 56 Precious stone. 58 Come in 29 Finish, 30 Couple. 31 Verbal. 32 Lyric poem, 35 For. 36 Twice fiver. 37 Cartograph. 60 Pertaining to birth. VEKTICAL 1 Without restriction. 2 Like. 3 Seine, * 4 Retain. 5 Bearded. 6 Air' (comb, form). 7 Meadow. 16 Sign. 18 Witty saying. 20 First woman. 24 Head covering 25 Ventilates. 26 Cook over fire. 27 Famous. 28 Light brown. 32 Place of business. 33 Clock's face. 34AnimaL 37 Joined. 38 God. of war. 39 His department, supervises —— savings. 41 Weird. 43 Bright color. 44 Striped, animal. 46 Cry loudly. 48 Groan. 51 Cloth measure 52 Music note. • 54 Vermont (abbr.).. 59 Turkish •weight. 8-Kitchen. , ,.. police '(abbr.J.-SS Therefore. 9 Repay. 55 Parent. 13 Floating mass 57 Lieutenant •of ice. ~ (abbr.). selective service. I believe these figures will be interestin gto you because they reveal the effect that proper food has on the health of the men who are now fighting for their country and of the thousands of others who will soon be taking places in the armed forces or in the production of weapons of war. It is indicative of the general health of the families now receiving guidance. We know that health is essential for carrying on this all- out war. . This survey was. made to ascertain how the .sons of. ESA -borrowers stacked up from the health standpoint. In the four states studied the survey disclosed that whereas 35.9 per cent of all draftees in this area were rejected, only 23.3 per cent of the boys from Farm Security families were found unfit for military service, despite the fact that these boys came from families who, except for FSA help, would normally have been below average in health and physical fitness. ISincr; its inception, Farm Security has stressed the importance of good health. One of the first items on the farm and home plans of every new borrower provides for the growing of sufficient food to insure good health for the families. Not only are the families taught how and what to grow, but they are taught proper methods of preservation and serving of foods. You are no doubt acquainted with the conditions ;imong low-income farm families. Few of them have sufficient jars and cooking equipment needed for the proper preservation and serving of food. Families on the rehabilitation program have purchased the necessary canning equipment and kitchens utensils, and home supervisors have taught them how to prepare and serve balanced meals. In addition, these families have purchased milk-cows, hogs, and poultry to give them a balanced dirt. Good health is essential to production, on an assembly line or in the cotton fields of " the delta, oocl food will help, but sometimes despite good care, people become ill and, they need adequate medical care. In order to help the families have the services of a physicial Farm Security has assisted the families in organizing medical care associations. Families pay an annual fee of about ..16.50 a year. In Arkansas 29,372 pay an annual fee of about .816.50 a year. In Arkansas 20.372 families are receiving adcyuate medical care under this plan. 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