The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 23, 1936 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, May 23, 1936
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SATURDAY, MAY 23, 1936 BLYTHBVILLE, (AKKJ, COURIER PAGE THREE Their Progress Keeps Even Dr. Dafoe Stepping P Dr. Dafoe Reviews Satisfaction llie fro- gress of Mis Charges This Is the Hist of four new 1 stories by Dr. A. R. Dafoe, trtl- irijf of Ihe quintuplets today ami some ol the unrcvcaled and llirlll- lag events of llieir earlier Jays. BV ALLAN 11. UAFOE 0. I!. E., M. 1). (Copyright, 193(i, NEA Service, Inc.) Progress of the Dlonne quintuplets Is so rapit'i as ' their second birhday nears that you really can't write an account at any time and any, "Thus they arc today." By the time you have 1 written the nrlicle, t'ney have learned something new, shown .some added latent or ability. They are growing fast, physically anil mentally. For Instance, they are beginning to call me "doc-tairc," and to turn 'and look at me or run lo me when 1 the nurses refer to "lo docteur." "Regaixlcz" (look!) Is very easy for them, and "mama" and "Jesu" are lx.'1'fectly pronounced. The clock Is a "tic-lac." We have one in the nursery now, and [ as soon as possible Hie youngsters j Lining up for the big quintuplet birthday parade! That's Yvonne on Hie lloor at the left, apparently insucctliiR a lire, so no blowouts mar the parade. Marie is next, practicing her stance for the big pipli, while C;cl> and Emllle are llie passengers,. who make It plain that they will soon be just loo big for 0113.3 les any more. For (he present, however, all aboard! words lit 2 years than these chil- | dren do, .but that does not worry us. Some children do not learn 1 to speak until they arc 3 years old, I yet turn out normally. The teel'n of the babies, recently J examined by a specialist, are al- I most perfect. "Finest little sets of teeth that I you could ever hoix; to see," reported Dr. Waller Thompson, di- I rector of dental cervices for the I province of Ontario, who made I the examination. I Tcclh Are Identical The interesting result of this ex- I animation was tbat the children's 1 teeth and jaws wore found lo be ] identical. It is furl'iicr evidence (backing up my original belief that Ithey are identical "twins" result- I ing from a single-coll pregnancy. The perfection of their teelh is Inot entirely accidental. It is an lexpectcd result of their careful I feeding, their diet containing Ihe [nutritional elements that build Ibonc and tooth structure properly. Milk, fruit ,and vegetables 'have •supplied them the calcium and Iphosphoroiis needed by every [growing child. They brush tholr [own teeth now, regularly nnd well. The children run freely about the •nursery,; nnd. .climb like monkeys on to 'radla'tors a'nd beds. We have llo watch them closely to prevent Ithem from climbing out of the mir- J^ery windows since they learned th: •trick of climbing on chairs, and not carrying the chairs whore they [want lo use them, ll'roud of New Knowledge The girls are learning lo use llieir own handkerchiefs. Of course |we don't use cloth handkerchiefs the nursery as yet, but, only Individual tissues. They come toddling proudly up lo me lo show how well Ihcy have learned to use them, and ther fhey gravely band the tiss/es lo nurses when they have finished they will learn to discard Ihein by themselves in the proper |-eceptacles. For their dancing and music lessons, the children now have o liiano. Judge Vnlin of Nortli Bay. pne of fhe guardians, donated the runieiit for use in the nursery, the children leani the old French songs and do their little •lance steps to piano music playe;! i Nurse Noel. Tho dancing lesson certainly is |me of the most appealing events tha nursery these days. Nurse )cl stands before a group of trie babies, spreading her skirls dain- |ily, nnd singing an old French ursery song. The children try to Imitate her, lifting their tiny skirls Ind stepping as she docs. |!ain Balance, Poise When they bow, their bodies are |o limber t'nat they sometimes inch their heads to the ground, |md roll forward in a somersault, "hat is always good for a laugh 111 around. 1 Two or three times a day, for or ten minutes, this training I; carried on. It Is not only good ' training, but develops •he sense of balance and poise. The Tnlldren will , be taught to walk Iroperly as soon as they arc a lit le more sure on their feet. 1 One of the more amusing of relent developments is their keen literest in clothes. When new Iresscs are introduced into the Copyrlelit, 193C, lllL 10 (Ml DEBT £lk Clu|lc District Property Owners Offered $450,000 Saving KKNN171T, Mo. — Ijiml ownem of Klk chule ilrnlnniu 1 district, which embraces. iibonl 60.000 acres n|. the head at W% I.nko, Imvo been offered nil opportunity lo retire tin- dlstrlcl's bonded lifbt, nmaunlliig to about SJM.OOO, for $!i,000 cash. A meeting cf Innil owners lo determine ujmn n program for •akin* the money Ims been called for 1:30 Saturday afternoon Uuv 'JO, nt the. court hou.'c In Ken- irll, Tlio offer was inntlc by Ihe ID. termilloiml Harvester Co., which owns ul! of tlir bonds of Ilio dls- rlct, at u mcettmj In ChlriiKO ibis week iiltcndcd by n committee of liuul ownent. The company, wlildi formerly owned nl! of Humid In the district, buURhl up ihc bonds several yours ii|!o utter It had decided to abandon the luncl for tuxes. It has refused lo sell tho bonds to speculators. This week n committee confiLsl- Init of Elbcrt Ij. Ford, Cleortie Smith unil Judge John 11, Hrail- ley, of Kennetl, L. J. Sellmeyer. of I.cachvllle, nnd E. D. lloffinnii, of Cape Cilrardcan, went lo Chicago lo discuss with the Iiilcliin- llonnl Harvester people n settlement of the district's debt. They were Agreeably surprised by HID offer lo .surrender HID bonds for tr,,COO in cash and. hope to tulse Hie" money wltliln 30 days. The f>0,00o acres In Hie, Elk ClHite district lies along Hie Arkansas line on both sides of Little River. It Includes about 33.000 acres In southeastern Dunklln | county and about 11,000 acres In southwestern I'emlscol county. It has been HID scene of Mlenslve development since It was nbiui- oucd by the Wisconsin Lutnber o., Inlcrniilloiml Harvester '.siib- dlury, u few years ago, mid.even lore rapid progress Is aiiHclpntcd Illi selllcineut of the 1 ' THIS CURIOUS WORLD "Cij; ] WHITE-TAILGP DEGC. HGAD WITH 7e-POtNT ANTLERS ORIG1NAL1V OWNED BV A. FR1EDR.ICH, SAN ANTONIO.TEX, IF THE EARTH ° CEXVSEO SPINNING ON ITS AXIS, THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER. WOULD BEGIN FLOWING NORTH/ THE MOUTH OF THE RIVER IS • FARTHER. FROM THE CENTER. OF 'Wfi EARTH THAN IS THE SOURCE/ ONLY THE SPINNING MOTION KEEPS THE WATER. FLOWING "UPHILL." Annette listens closely as Dr. Dafoe explains to her Hint only n liltlc more than a year ago she wasn't, as big as the doll-baby in Ihc carriage before her. And Aniielle seems properly impressed. And here's the proof, Whon they were between 7 unil 8 monllis old, Ihe niiins all filled easily Into tiny carriages like Ihls one In which Oliva and Elzirc Dlonne, nrc Inspecting their tiny Yvonne. The little girls handle their sixwns quite well now, and seem 'to enjoy the use of flngcrbowl.s after their meals. The nursery home of the quintuplets is beginning lo be something of an Institution. Livin here all time are the five ba- Homers vi.Ho Society — Personal Salvage "$1,000,000 Wallpaper" Mes, two nurses, one housekeeper one maid (sometimes we have an extra maid come in by tho day), ind three provincial policemen. Each of fncse persons lias his or Her own room in the nursery building. The place is getting crowded, and we hoix? soon to be able to erect a separate building to house the personnel. Forty Diapers a Day It is quite an institution to operate. Though we haven't t'ne quantity of washing we used to have, we still wash 40 diapers a day—we have about 500 of them on : hand. More than 100 dolls have been brought to the babies in one way or another, and of these about half have already been' given lo the Dionne family. Altogether, the babies have more than 50 pieces of religious jewelry. On the third ncor 01 me nursery building we have slorage space for a fairly large stock of toys. Many have been sent which were not suited to the children's age. These wilt be brought out and given to them when they can bo used safely. In'general, we believe In "building" toys, reserving tho mechanical kind for later. In leafing through their picture books and "A B C" books, it Is In---. terestlng to note how sensitive t'ne and lltf children are slip- children are to .color. Those pic- Into them, fneir dark eyes roll Is they say "a-a-a-a-a!" Icnt pleasure, with cvl- They come trotting across the k»m to me, plucking at_the dress run that pleased "a-a-a-a!" that •hows they appreciate both its lewness and its pretty color and freshness. Is'o Fads In Dress I We have no fads in clothes for •he babies except that everything ust be washable, loose, and com- rtable. Each one has a couple If dozen of fhese little wash dress- Is from v-hich the children drink. One or the other of the nurses ow eala with the children. U is Ilie best possible way to teach the Ih-ls to handle I'nelr Implements|y example. I The nurses cat from low tables let, among the children's low- hairs, and pour milk in Ihe glass- Is from which the children drink . tures w'nich are highly colored Invariably attract and hold their attention. Normal and Slurcly Nearlng Uielr second birthday, it is plain that the progress of the quintuplets has been most satisfactory. I cannot be too emphatic in making the record straight on all Mrs. T. A. Hay and Mrs. C. P. | Klrkinan spsnt Saturday in Stecle visiting Mrs. M .A. Mnssey. G. W. McElyca of Ca|« Glrardeau was a!business visitor here Wednesday and Thursday with Mr. and Mrs. Rtley P. Knight. Mr. and Mrs. Elliot Poston and son Elliot jr. left Friday for their home In Tucson, Ariz., after spending, several weeks with Mrs. Poston's parents. Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Hayes and Elliot's mother, Mrs. W. S. Mick, in Blythcvillo. Miss Ruby Tinnin, who has been leaching in the high school at New Madrid, is spending the vacation here w : ith her parents, Mr. and Mrs.. R. H. Tinnin. Dr. E. G. Cape made n professional visit to Memphis Monday. Mrs. Homer Tinnin and baby, of St. Louis, are here for a visit with Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Tinnin. Dr. Robert R. Hill of the State Teachers college at Cap> Oirardeau was here Monday attending lo business. Mrs. .O. J. Capo was brought from the Baptist hospital in Memphis Sunday where she had been for a minor operation and treatment. Miss Cleo Krapf,. assistant bookkeeper at the Porlis Mcrcanti/J Co. in Lcpanto, Ark., spent Sundaay here with her parents. Mr. and Mrs. j. .p. Krapf. William Highlit], who is a student in t'ne Teachers college at Caps Girardeau, Is spending Ihe week here attending the commencement exercises of the high school. The Adult Emergency Education project that has been "in force in t'ne county since January 13 will close for the summer on May 22. with Ihe possibility of it being taken up again In September. Six white schools and two negro schools such rumors as those that'nint that I are still doing wlher effective the eyes of one of the babies are work. not straight, that they are having] class night at the higls school difficulty with speerti, or that they: was observed on Wednesday night. are in any way abnormal. I When the graduating save I have heard of such rumors, but short program the valedictory ad- there is nothing .to any of them.! dress belnz given by Miss Ruby The Dlonne quintuplets are. af! Williams at the close. A beautiful their second birthday, as beautifully Ting with the Masonic emblem on rormal sturdy, and Hue a lot of j a setting of black onyx and a small lU + lrt irtrl* «*• .-«.• ,»~.» ft.. J ._ .»•,, ? •«««,«. j ,,....._ little girls as you can nnd in all I'he world. On the average, women's feet have increased in size dvring the last few years. diamond was presented by the faculty and student body lo Supt. W. R. Sewcll 'who has served here for IB years and who will not bo connected with the school another The "Million Dollar Room" of Chicago's Union League Club is losiii its "wallpaper," so the depression must be over! Five years ngi during hard times, these "worthies.'!" securities, being steamed ol by Mommc Jacobson, painter, and C. W. Bergqulst, chairman of th house committee, %verc contributed by pessimistic members to deco rale the room. Recently, however, the donors have been discover!)) lhat the "wallpaper" Isn't, finite worthless, after been asking the return of their stocks nnd bonds. be redecorated as the Gold Room. all. mid ha'v The room wi CHURCH EXCUSES : By G. W. Barharo— O, give thanks unto Ihe lord; call upon His name; make known His deeds among the people. —Psalms 105:1. ATTEND CHURCH SUNDAY Committee. HOLC Loans Repaid i. e-fnn or>« ~ _ I""" """" "' ""•" """*" oiaies, o At $600,000 Daily Rale loalls ma(ie tllei » during the pai J 2'j vears. [ borrowers, located in every clt and town hi the United States, o "—' ' ' WASHINGTON (Up)-The treasurer's office of the Home, Fresh water relatives of „ Owners' Loan Corporation is re-; oyster are known as mussels o cciving 1000,000 daily from ll.sifrcsh water clams. fr*"*^ MCTBOROCOGY v J HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH \^'S^* rr is A STUDV OF THE EARTHS ATMOSPHERE. ni'o (o its spinning motion, the earth lias n larger circumference at".. Ihe ciiuntor. and is fmllcncd nt the polos. Tills niittenliiu I:: ,belleveiV to Imvo.Uiken place before the eailh became solidified, ihb cciuatorlut nicns how spin ntou« at ii'inuch faster rule than other cnrlh Biir- faces. and, Ilius, cenlrlfuniil force assists wnler In Us course townnl- Ihc ' collator. School Ucaili I.llte Job OSBORNE, Kan. (UP)— Osbornc County school superintendents like Ihnie In 1'2 years, llnrlha Yoxull Ilircc In 4 y»2ni£ Bertha Yoxall served la years nnd Jew Vague 10 years. Frank Paschal Iwo yearn 'HBO, was iip- "Already this failure lo exercise Is showing dire resull.H," Atlas said. "Our chins, chests nnd our' urclu'.i droop like our enthusiasm.' liven our pride, strong us II' Is In most 1'cspcct.s, doesn't seem . to prevent us from developing paunches." Credentials Only the rashest of mortals will risk the unknown. A tumble over Niagara in a barrel, for instance, or a stratosphere flight. Few of us are willing to rush in where angels fear to tread. We seek precedent'for our every move—in the food we eat, in the clothes we wear, in the places we go. The adverisements in this paper are the signed cre-^ dentials of firms which seek your business. They are not letters of introduction, but pledges of faith. You may accept them because they mean that a lot of people have bought before you—and have been satisfied. Before you run downtown, run down the list of things offered every day in the advertisements. See what interests you . . . what meets your needs withv out'burdening your budget. Check and choose before you get out the car or signal a bus. Combing the advertising pages in advance is a labor-saving, leather-saving device. In short, the people who regularly read the advertisements are getting the most for their money. And that's good business, any way you look at it.

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