The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 16, 1930 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, July 16, 1930
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 1(S, 1930 BLYTHEVILLE. (ARK,) COURIER-NEWS PAGE FIVE Author and Publisher iccis books of preside, gcoera-1 Ascot Discards Parasol, phy and liistory. Together they Bul William J. Marsh, 11, Is Unspoiled bv Acclaim That Greeted Book. By JULIA BLANSHARD NEA Sen-ice Writer NEW YORK—"If something morn comes inlo my head, I guess IT just write it down' and print another book." That is William J. Marsh, Jr.'s reaction to his success as 11-year- cld biographer of Herbert Hoover Bill is a fat-faced, eager-eyed plump little fellow wearing size 1C suits, from Mllford, Conn., who not only wrote "Our President, Herbert Hoover," but with the help of his 9-year-old brother Charles "Dub" for short, printed 60 copies of it on his own print ins press and found them all snapped up, the first 10 at SI a copy, tb? next 10 at $3 each and the remaining at $5 a copy, and a contract waiting for him with a New York publisher with advance royalties of $500. Tortay his first editions are listed at 525. Wants to. Continue Writing Before his present fame—news reel, money in the bank, displays in department stores, demonstrating how the boys work their old press, pictures in the papers and everything—Bill did say he'd like to be a. doctor and "help folks keep well and happy." Now, it seems, a doctor lost is an author- publislwr gained to the world! To date Bill is quite unspoiled. He and Ills 9-year-old printer's devil brother, Bub, a skinny little tow-head with a merry smile and dancing dark brown eyes, are visiting New York with their parents. Being received by President Hoover for a formal presentation of an autographed copy of the biography, a dinner and theater party just for the boys, and introduc- titns to many celebrities have failed to make either a bit self- conscious. "Until we see the Aquarium and the zoo we can't saw' how we like New York," Bill said. Milford is still good enough for them, ol (hat they are certain. Up hcmo Father Marsh runs an antique shop, lets (he boys help him bid on n.'tctions, pays them for selling in tin store, and, best of all, takes them and their 13-year- cld English setter, Vale, on his big furniture truck trailing antiques all over New England. Press 50 Cents It • was 1 among a load of old things that Bill and Bub found the printing prcs s that has brought them fame. It cost, 50 cents. Bill kept a cost accounting sheet of repairs—to date, $50. Bill has perhaps the most authentic alibi for authorship that Ihe world has yet heard. Asked h:w he happened to think of writing, he answered, earnestly: "Well, you sec, T fell on the ico !a;4 winter and had water on my knee and had to occupy my time in bed." His choice of topic grew out of last autumn's campaign when Mr. Marsh ran the Hoover-Curtis publicity in Milford. The bays helped distribute literature, canvassed votes and listened to all of Hoover's radio speeches. "President Hoover 1 is a fine Boy Scout, too, you know," Bill added with hero-worship in his tone. Though Bill won't be 12 until July 23rd, he was given his Boy Scout insignia In advance so he could greet Hoover as a regular scout. Traps Arc Empty Bill and Bub live a merry outdoors life in their home town. They fish, tramp, plant their own vegetable garden and sell produce. Trappln', they agreed, was their favorite sport, with the aid have 1000 volumes, hi book cases their father built Ihc length and breadth of the hall, Just for them. Penrod Is Bill's favorite character. But he likes all of Kipling's books, and Is very fond of Stevenson, loo. In September, Bill will enter the seventh grade, Bub the (ourlh They nre going to finish school before Ihcy think of girls. "But Bill already has a girl and she's got freckles like his." Bub said. "You needn't say anything. You've got one too," Bill shushed him. "Tlic right kind of girls don't keep you from your work," Bill defended the two of them. That settkd, they discussed what their nest work might be. Their choice would be a biography of Coolldge But they aren't just sure. Authors have to wait until the Inspiration and the right occasion happen together. Bill Is sure of that. And Bub Is sure of anything Bill Is sure of. Read Courier News Want Ads. Style Surveyor Finds' LONDON, July 10 (UP) —Ascot, ins discarded Its parasol, Only a few were observed among .he hosts of fashionably dressed women gathered nl one of the most mportunl society events of London's season. One woman found It Impossible to get a sun shade that would blend with her gown. The management sympalbi/ed but said: "I'unisols are so lillle in demand now. Mast of the girls who ciui make them have taken up other trades." Nude Vogue in France Attains 4000 Members PARIS, July 16 (UP)—The vogue of Hie nude in France is rapidly approaching the iime degree ol undraped popularity which the form has found In Germany, Trance now has 4000 nmlisls.or mU- urlsts, who believe mid practice (he xxly us passiblo to the lienllng ami jenllkleiit rays of the sun, About mlf of Fiance's nudists arc pure Hides nnd the other arc scmlnudes. The "pures" believe In almost otal nudity, wearing only the nercst protective Bmment. 'n, c threw iicr old ph>c nway years ago, smokes four cigarettes a day and "likes 'em line." She represents the oldest of four generations of daughters, all living nl the same husi;;e here. others believe nioro In the Qreck dea (hat clothes partially cover ho body, but leave the movements 'ree nnd expose the fairer portions of the body lo the vngarlcs of draped costume. The Islands of the. 3lene me popular Imunis lor mid- ] lits, while oilier colonies tiro ut' Strasbourg and fn the Midi. KADIO NUISANCE FINED : BIRMINGHAM, Ala., (UP)-Two men were arrested and'fined here charged with "causing a nuisance • with a radio," -Tliey were Bob and Cleorge Coudy. WAR ON KOKTUNK TKLI-KKS TOKYO, tUl')—I'ollcc have sttul- cd a war on 500 Tokyo fortune lell- ws who have victimized thousands of stock morket speculators, 'Detectives loumr a leading fortune teller, Kalsulhoshl Nukninurn. w:\s accustomed to advise hnlf his clients lo play tho minltct "bliorl" nnd the other half "long." Winners advertised his ability, Lcscrs generally kepi still. GRADUATES TO CK.AKK'ITKS MEMPHIS. Tcnn., tUP) — Mi's, art of raising as much of thcAdallno Morning fdde, 90, who N-OT-l-C-e Notice is hereby given Unit the partnership heretofore existing between T. J. Miihtm and It. D. Huyhes uf lilvlhevillo, Ark., is by mutual consent dissolved, us of this dale. ' Mr. Unshoes will continue the business and returns all nssi'ts and us,sunics> all liabilities of (be lirm of R. D. lliii-lu's & Co. DiiU-il nl Illythcville, Arkansas, July ICth, 1930. T. J. MAIIAN 11. D.-HUGHKS. Publisher and presidential biographer, 11-year-old William J. Marsh, Jr., here Is shown, left, with his brother Charles, 9, betore they were received at the White House. Bill carried a special copy of his book "Our President, Herbert Hoover," and "Bub" took * gilt ol his own selection [or Mrs. Hoover—a "Guide to New MiUord (Conn.) and Its Environs," bought tor 50 cents from his savings. First editions of Bill's took, which the boys printed on an old hand press, now arc quoted at 525. RELIABILITY ECONOMY GOOD PERFORMANCE of their three dcgs, Vale, Jack anil bits, pigeons, baby cliicks and the Sport. ' little wren that has. come back lo "Ws. trap fo r fur-bearing ant- build Its nest and rear its young mals, muskrat, skunk and minks," lor three years In succession In the Bill said. • little house that Bill built for her. "We haven't caught anything, Both love the movies, especlal- yet," Bub continued »' Westerns Bill would love to 'That don't keep Us from try- travel "on horseback perhaps out in,;; Bill admonUhecl hm, «. ^ Wyoming," ta j^IU joU, Of pet, they've had 25 different ™>£™ ™<— V.. ""?'• * "I™' T"!.Z^!? ™ said. "And because we would wear that goose that Bill wrote his first uniforms," Bub continued. Per- poem about. Then there were • he w fcr E-jiunral IriiirTi? nf mi^p a miicrrflt, ""•"•* J ' ** ' .. c reveral kinds of mice, a muskrat several MIIQS ui mice, u nui^iti, . . . .. " ca | varv » their Dad caught, a t'oat that [o "* m ™ e ^ ar ^_ drew their wagon, a dozen differ- ~ cnt cats, their dogs, white rab- Have 1000 Books Bill is a voracious reader. Col- Illinois Gntrot VacationTPlaygrounds Relieve 0 E S pain ruin your temper, spoil your looks, interfere with your business or pleasure? 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