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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, July 1, 1939
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SATURDAY, JULY 1, 1939 PLYTHEVTLLE, TABK.y COURIER 'NEWS , , PAGE THREE * Scarlett OTfara'Al*Defense Of Atlanta Break Came When She Donned 'Mask Of Virtue'• Sff PAUL HARRISON NBA Service Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD, June 21. — Not even Prcxiucer David Selznlck seems to, have realized '< what an admirably suite^l Scarlett O'Hnra he hail hired when a. green-eyed, flery- iipirlled little sicress signed "Vivien Leigh" on a. contract for "Gene Will) the Wind." By dramatic experience,', temper-. ameiil arid appearance, and even to sqnje, extent by ancestry she fitted the ' rol e o t' Margo rel Mitch el 1's eni|mstlc heroine. But after five months-the studio still knows little about her life yand career. 'Fpr . example, local legend sketches;; her as a . sort^of Cindc- rell.a.' *h'o followed an overnight stage:-triumph ivllh.a few pictures. Act'ually.'she .began in the msvics, viliifh.'she., dislikes, and graduated into' the theater, to .which she Iwpes to return. WITHER'HUNGRY, NOR POOR Nearly six years ago Miss Leigh, as she calls herself, began knocking iit the gates of British studios. She was not wan from hunger,- ncr had she hacked the family Jewels. She' was well-dressed, and had .,. plenty, Qt. poise and confidence. In 'l!)34'£lie gdt : a R'alfc-on bit as one of a bunch of schoolgirls, in n flicker called ''Things Arc Locking Up." Tv/o more small parts v,'cre followed by the romantic lend in a ccmedy tailored for ;.the famed coraedienhd, Oracle Fields. ~' : -.. Then, finally, a 'play—"The Oreer): Sash,"..put on at. a small suburban': theater. Sydney 'Carroll was in the audience, and this topnotch stage producer was scout- ing.for talent. He had bought, a script called "The Mask of Virtue 1 " which 'dealt with the campaign of vengeance cf. a certain Madame de Pammeraye after she had ueen jilted by a handsome marquis. She put, in his way a girl named Hen- riettc--'19, lovely, with the assurance of the devil; the skill ot an actress and 'an immoral past. Assuming the mask. of virtue (continued the story) Hcnriette won and' married the marquis. Then the jilted womin amnged in exp se but it was in \am The fellow was so in love by this time thatj he didn t care Carroll tcok a (chance and hired Vivien Leigh as T Henrietta "It \\Bs a tdugh" test for any actress and m some '^ays like the role of Scarlett: She had to be schemer and siren; and mistress of tempers and tears. One morning in May, 1935.- -she awoke to find herself famous Evers critic rued SCHOOLED -WITH MAUREEN O'SULLIVAN •That was ;the ; truth.V She had had .every chance and had made the most.of them. She was born Vivien Mary Hartley, daughter 'of a prosperous evp^rlei in Dir jeellng Indii Nov 5 1111 Her parents were English, but. there was Irish and French blood in the line. At 5, Vivien was sent to l/mdon for schooling. She and Maureen O'SuUiyan attended the •Ccnvent of the Sacred "Heart at the'same time. Both were beauties and both planned to become actresses, . but ' •. the. /girls were not .; great friends. As . a finishing education, she traveled and studied in France, Germany and Italy. Her parents . • didn't. objcc I, ; : wh en she m ent loned the stage. They sent her to study at the : ' Come die Prancaise and later ta England's Hoyal Academy of Dramatic ; Art, where she won the gold medal". One'night at a hunt ball she met tall, blond Herbert Leigh Holman, a rising young attorney. They were married soon afterward, and he encouraged her to become an actress—even after their daughter, Suzanne, was bom. For a .fj'ofcpsional home she borrowed her husband's middle one. While London acclaimed "The Mask of Virtue," Alexander Korda signed her for JO pictures in five years — a contract now Jdntly owned by David Selznick. First came "Fire Over England," and that, too, marked her first ap^ pearance with Laurence Olivier, yasi and distinguished actor, now 32, husband of Jill Esmond. AGAlfN IT'S WITH OLIVIER Then came "Dark Jcnrney," "Storm in a. Teacup," andr-agnin ' with Olovler—"The First and the Last." They also starred'in a poor, cheap quota . picture called "21 Days." With Charles Laughton she played a gamin role in "St. Martin's Lane," which was withheld from general release in Oils coun- D Links Law Enforcement Activities Of Three Stales, Officials Say LliiWiif (he police forces of tine stales, KPBA. the short wave radl station recently Installed nt'tli local police station has alrend proved useful to officers here ll their work, Aillioiigl) i)\cst of Die niTOJil made thus fm- ns result of broad casts ovw ilie loail fllnllDn Imv been of a comparatively minor,nn lure, due to the fuel. Hint tlicr have ucen no serious Inw violation since the station was put into opci atlon, ofllcers arc' convinced tha the set-up will prove an Invaluab! aid In the tnsk of enforcing th law. Recently members of the niylhe vlllc police force Were able to re cover a stolen car wllhln n fc minutes alter It wns rcixirtcd : result of the station. Dcscrlptlo of tlic missing automobile wn.s pit "on the air" rind patrolmen In the local picked up Ihe message and Immediately began a search which led lo recovery of the car. In addition lo this Incident, mem- Transmitting And Receiving Messages;,V\':| flie moile cnmeia record-; the HolljHood leproduction of a famous Civil Wai scene, during filming of I bers of the Ulythevlllc force have "Gone With the Wind." Above, Negro work troops are pictured marching to outskirts of Atlanta to ills | uecu promptly put on the trail of trenches for the defense of the city against the armies of General Sherman. Left, with hand upraised, j offenders In other cases with nr- is Actress Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara, heroine of the story. Dressed For Scarlell Role Former Luxora Resident Dies At Little Rock LUXORA, Avk., July 1. — John Corkran, 48, former resident of Luxora, died at, 11 o'clock this morning at Little Rock, Ark. Mr. Corkran. had Men In . ill health for several years. He moved, with his family, lo Booncville, Ark. three years ago. because of 111 health and had been In Little Rock about n year at the lime of his death. • .. '....,... He..moved to Mississippi county with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. .W. F. Corkan, 25 years,ago anil operated a barber shop here for many years. • Funeral arrangements are -incomplete but final rites will be held sometime Sunday at Osccola. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Pauline Corkran, n son, Johnny, two daughters, Ruth and Helen, two sisters, Mrs. Jim Lynch of Osccola nnd Mrs. Lallan Lynch of Luxorn and : a brother, Charley Corkran. ' j vests resulting. j 'Jlie station Is In constant com| munlcallon with the station of'the Missouri Stale police nt Poplar Dhitr, KHPB, and also has special receiving sets Icr, stations WPEC of Memphis and KASl', the Arkansas stale Police station at Little Rock. In the event that cither of Uie latter two stations desire to communicate with local police find the slnilqn here is nol timed on them, they simply call the Poplar Bliill station which relays the message here wllhoul delay. This sys- Icm provides n network Joining 'city, county nnd slate police forces over a large territory. 'only Is Che •local sqimd car —Courier; Hcwa' pliol) Mfilii picture.: Police Chief Ed. nice looks on. while Offlcei Chaiies Shoit bioadcasls a bulletin over Ow 'i ocnl shortwave station of -the .aiylhevlllc police depaitmenl, The three iccclvlng .sets slio» n i, I he We- I tu re provide communication with hlmlliu .stations nl Memphis, Poplni Bluff and Little Rock • '' ' ' ' Inset, Dick 1'oller. m Ulc cUy ' s stimul cnr l )lck »>' n enl1 - ' e, 'eft, Joiin l-oser and light, SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON Solomon: A Riilcr Who Began Well Former Local Resident Succumbs At Steele COOTER, Mp., July 1.— Funeral services were held yesterday' afternoon at Elbrklgc, Tenn., for Mrs. " equipped with a receiving set, bill Mississippi connly slierlfl's olflccrs here nnd at Osceola have similar set-s and can be reached quickly 'tHrouiqli the Bl«/thcviUe station. Arkansas slalc patrolmen, whose cars nre nil equipped with similar receiving sols, are usually limed. In on Ihc Blylhevllle slation while In Ihls Icn-itory. -- : Vivien LeHjh at her loveliest as Scarlett O'Hara. Yellow 13ow Tic Rated Number One In Collegian's Present Wardrobe try because of cockney dialog. its unintelligible Between films she always hurried back to the stage, where she won acclaim and honors. The famous dramatic society of Oxford University chcse her, along with an. eminent cast which never could have been assembled under other auspices for the queen's role in "Richard II." ®* m greater recognition . came with the silver jubilee of King Christian of Denmark, in May, 1937 One of the features was a production cf "Hamlet"' at the castle In Eklnore where very !ti Shakespeare's scenes were laid. Oli•'* ,vler' was invited U>-play Hamlet, and Miss Leigh his Ophelia. BY CAPEL McNASH OBEKUN, O. (OP)—Old Sam Minlz, who. travels throughout the nation to more than 200 colleges in search of old clothes, found mnle students al Oberliii College as well dressed as any in the country. •"Yellow jazz-baw ties in the best of taste," the cut-rate sartorial ambassador said approvingly. "Not too much crease in the trouser. Hats freshly trampled. Unsupported socks. Slices nnshined. All through the country I find these signs of collegiate taste, but nowhere are they better than here!" Sam, grizzled and gray, is an old clothes man—but an old clothes man deluxe. ~~ "All the suits I buy," he said as he sto:d in the yard of Whilc- housc, college resident hnl!, "come off the backs of the nation's college men. College men all along his route eagerl)' await' his arrival, for according to the aged coat-connoisseur, his purchases have financed more collegiate dates and dances than any other single factor in the natiDn's hall of higher learning "Why, you can figure for yourself," lie said. "I buy an average of 25 suits in each college I visil nnd I've visited an average of 20( a year for 30 years. That's 150.0W suits! Probably two-thirds of the lads sold me their suits to finance a date or dance. "Counting the girls, that's 200,000 people I've brought logelherl" Anna " Ijenii Wllkerson,. wife of . T. V. Wilkcrson; who'dted al-lier ! home near this city Tuesday after n eight weeks Illness of cancer. Herment was mnde In the Scin emetery. Mrs, Wilker.son, Wlvo was 49 years f age, was born at Elbrldsif, Tcnn., ic daughter of Mr. nnd Mrs. W. V. rjradshaw. She had been a iciiiber of the Baptist church -far number of years, and .was very ctlvc In church work at Tyler ,'hcrc she taught Sunday school. She came here with her family line years ago from Blytheville. ' She is survived by her husband, our daughters, Mrs. Raymond Norlhcutt of 'Gideon, Mo., Miss Robbie Wllkerson of Dyersburg, Tenn., Misses Novalyn and Dorris and a spn, Thomas, all at home. Her aged mother, Mrs. W. W. Brailshaw and two brothers, Prank and Jake Bradshaw all of Elbridge, and two sisters, Mrs. Julia Kirk of Troy, Tenn., and Mrs. Emma Ferguson of Atlanta, Ga., also survive her. Minlz said he finds it neccssar 0 make a goal appearance whe ilying the collegiate trade. H drives a big, ne\v motor car. "I-have to dress well, too," h said. "This suit I'm wearing use to belong to one of the best ilrcssed men on the Yale campus Students at Oberlin always ar eager to ask Mintz what the sti dents at. other colleges and universities are wearing. "This year," he said, "college men .hroughqut the country are dressing about the same. Checks are much in favor—including those from home. Bow lies ara^wom al- mcst everywhere in the nation." Mintz has come lo Oberlin so many times the sludents recognize him Immediately and the word gees around that collegiate assets again arc liquid. ; Before he began purchasing second-hand clothing from students, Minlz owned a clothing store in Lorain, o. "Tills Is much belter," he said. "I like to travel around the country and meet the college boys. Its an education—in fact, a revelation!" Mintz complimented s Indents here on their honesty. "Not once," he chuckled, "have 1 had a fellow sell me his roommate's clothesl" Job Placement Gains In Arkansas Reported LITTLE ROCK, Ark., July 1.— Widespread gains in the number of job placements made to private Industry by the 24 offices of the Arkansas State Employment Service in May were noted In reports made public today by D. Palmer Patterson, director. "The tola) of 6425 job openings iri private industry filled with Arkansas Employment Service applicants in May," Mr. Patterson said, 'was the greatest number reported in a single month in the history of the Service. While placements to agriculture in connection with the unusually large itrawbcrry crop in White county and in Northwest Arkansas accounted for a large portion of the increase, the improvement was almost statewide, with all but four dtslricls exceeding the April place- metnt -record. "Of the total private placements, 28 per cent went to women; 85 per cent to white persons; and 42 per cent to applicants under 25 years of age." Favmevs Are Busy Hayye'st- ' ing Crop From- About : 25,500 Acres Mississippi Kimly is in the'midst of its biggest'hny making .season which -when lilnshcd, will show the largest acreage of alfalfa cvci planted in:the county. Alfalfa growers, by Increasing acreage and improving ^methods o handling and marketing-, have Increased production inpre than foil fold during the past ten 'years will 25,500 acres planted this year fo a record. In 1929, only G883 acres wcr planted to this crop which not onl; builds up the soil but provides ha; for farm slock but for a long tim Hi is fact could not be realized'b farmers who were using practical! all of their rich land for coLtci Tills large increase Is due chief! to the government's cotton reduc ti:n programs, which offer so building payments for the secdln of alfalfa and provide for profltab! utilization of excess acreage brotigl aboul by reducing cotton acres. The acreage has increased sub stantially within the past seve years with 20,050 acres planlcd 19.37 to compare with Ihis year record of 6000 acres more. BY \VI1,1,I,\M K. GlUtOY, D. I). HtUtor uf A(ivuuce A -wise man was asked Ills qpln- lon concerning the life of- another man. lie refused to express Judgment, saying, "I do not know Ills end." .''. One recalls the story In comicp- 011 with the life of Solomon, for would seem that Ibcrc Is no mnii —unless It be his father,' David— i whom Ihc extremes of giqry and efeat arc so Incxtricablj v,a\en In ic whole course of his life ami its fat selling. In our childhood v>e ai^ajs heard olomon spoken of ns the wisest ian who ever lived. The. cjiprcs- 011 "a Solomon" 1ms become hi ic world a by-word for a mmi of l.sdum. Perhaps this reputation and Irn- Illon nre based es-renllallj upon IB lubldcnt of oiii lesson which it s worthwhile to remember record 1 dream. In this dream Clod ap- carcd to Solomon and 'risked liliu What shall I give thcc?" Oon- rpulcil with his sieat lange o ho Ice, Solomon iliil nol ask foi Ichcs or for power, bill lie sjwke o ilmseiras 'a little child, .wlliihn- •nillty, nnd he asked lhal.above ; al iilhgs dixl might gUc him at understanding heart io Judge hi icople and power to discern bctwed send and evil. The .speech plcasw he Lord, rind. In addition to wls 1pm the God of the dream bestow cd upon him the inoinUc of gical- icss 'Wllli both riches and honor Solemon awoke lo fliijl lhal i was a dream, bill he came to Jcru salem lo perform nets of worshi; .imlcr the- Inspiration of the dream The Inference Is thai In his wiiklh: hours he chose to be the sam Salomon that he was in the ilrcnir seeking the wisdom of God. * • r There is a great ticnl In his cnrcc that justifies that reputation .To wlsdcm. lie made .the greal las of his life nnd reign the IJuilclIn of the Temple which David ha been forbidden to build because,' 1 spite of his beginnings as a slicj herd >3y with the love of ixiclr and music, he was really a ma of blood. The prayer that Solomo made at the ctaMcation ot 11 Temple, ns recorded In the p Tcslamcnl, tells of n glory cvc greater than the building itself— discerning prayer, not boastful, glorying In the' grcnlness nnd beau ow much wisdom cither In the iblco or tho multiplicity of Ills ives; ami although the people cro willing lo suffci as long ns e (Sloi-y of Ills reign and his bulld- g projects \vns emphasized,, the imnlaln and disruption"linincdlnlc- foliowlng upon Solomon's donlh cvcnlcd I ho extent to which the inunincencc of Ills reign, and even ic building of the Temple, had ;cn bused upon the heavy bmdcn ' taxation extorted from tho pco- le. The seeds of dissolution were i the klngikm even in this very mo of Its gicalcsl hplcmloi. t ot Jonesboro, discussed the unifl- cntton sei vices lieM at Kansas City in the .spring. Also on, the alter-" noon piogrnm wns an addenda conceinlng the unification of all Melho<list. chuicliei presented by a group of Luxora women, a violin solo by Miss Amy Ruth Morris and . • a vocal solo by Mis. Fatten. Miss - Moirls and Mrs Pulton weie, accompanied by Mrs. John Morris ot Ilnlf Moon. The Rev. Dr. E, W. Potter, presiding elder of the Joncsboro dh- Lrlcl, met with the pastors dining the afternoon foi a bilef seislon. The next '/ohe meeting will be Scptcmbci 15 at LcnchviHc at which time the pastois will also . meet. 'Hie life of Solomon (jives oc- (Members will aslon lo reflect upon Ihc stiauge| CIim l m| K lls °» itcimingling of gcocl and evil, 'otfoim. Nevada's legislature forgot lo enact nny taxes for the next year, hlage their nctt a "lack of "money" n events and character, In human nliucncc. Solomon was Ihc son of Balhshcbn, with whom DavUl hart ommlllcrt adultery and for wliom ic hn<l sent her limbund 'into Ihe lilck Of the battle that he might lie killed. It was a prophecy of the iti tinge blending of good nnrt evil hnl wns lo follow. Six Methodist Churches Represented At Meeting Slx..-Mollio<llst churches Verc; rep- •cscntcd at tho ([Uartcily zone ncetlng 'of. the Methodist Wqinati's Missionary society of llils : section of .the Jancsborb district' ycstcixlny. nl the Ynrbro Methodist clmrcli. Seven repiosciitallvcs of tlic Lake Street Methodist church and ilx rcpic.sciilnllvcs of the Flist Mclliodist church ntlcntled. Other tijx; represented were those at Mnnlln, Luxora, Yarbro, Hall Moon, nnd Lone Oak. The Rev. A. W. Harris, pastor of the Dlylhevllle circuit, presented the devotional at the morning session nfler which Mrs. Harry Cowan of Manila, zone leader conducted the business • session: She Was assisted by Mrs. A. P. Pattdn of Joncsboro, secretary of the Jonesboro district. After lunch, Mrs, E. W. Poltrr BUY HOW PAY THIS FALL! TIRES, TUBES,, RADIOS, CARTS, REPAIRS, BODY t PRNI1EH WORK, AND PAINTING. All On Fall Time NO DO.WN PAYMENT BUYNOW-PAYONE^;] PAYMENT THIS FALL : / TOM LITTLE CHEVROLET CO. Hibne 033 Always Open The total taxes that ore derived from a barrel of crude oil in Us Journey from well to consumer nre nearly equal lo lls value. A few years ago most of the alfalfa was'either used on the farm 1 where It was produced or sold within Mississippi comity, but today more is produced than is needed In the immcdfalc county and other markets are necessary. A large amount of alfalfa is trucked out lo nearby points. As fi result of this increase,, there are 30 pick-up balers in Ihe counly nnd many farmers arc building larger and better type hams. Approximately 3000 acres of alfalfa, have been seeded lo supply six alfalfa dehydrating mills recently built In the .county. Tlic double | of the Temple, but mindful tha the Cod of the Temple was a God of the whole universe, and lhal If the whole world could nol contain him, much less the house that Solomon built: ' All this speaks of a great nnrt good Solomon. Bui there were olhcr aspccls of tlic mini. He did hot unit mill constructed this year by the Lee Wilson Company at Armorel nnd which recently burned Is being rebuilt nnd will be completed by July 15. Other alfalfa mills are at Luxora, Osccola nnd the two mills at Wilson. Trusties Can't Gossip FLORENCE, Ariz.' (UP) — Afore than a little bit of grumbling went on at the Arizona State Prison as newly appointed Warden Gene Shute ordered 200 trusties of the prison lo cease their loitering andj gossiping In front of the administration 'building. They must begin working during hours and stay in quarters the resl of the time. Read Courier News want ads. JULY 4th Crowley's Ridge State Park Walcotf, Ark. On Highway No. 25 Lois of shade, (ablcs, scats, and water in (he Picnic Areas. Daylight Fireworks at 3 p.m. Night Fireworks at 9 p.m. Swimming and Dancing Refreshments al popular prices. FOR LOTS OF FUN TUESDAY JULY 4th - * FREE BASEBALL GAME AND BARBECUE AT LUTES PARK 10 A. M. Tuesday BLACKWATER vs. HOFFMAN 2 Afternoon Games MONETTE vs. MISS. COUNTY AMERICAN LEGION TEAM JUNIOR ALL-STARS LUTES ALL-STARS vs. NO. NINE 1st Afternoon Game Begins at 1 P. M. DANCING After Afternoon Games 'till U T>. M. , ALL DAY AFFAIIV-10 A. M. .lo 12 tV;SI-' Admission For 1'. M. Games—lOc & 15c

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