The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 5, 1949 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, July 5, 1949
Page 12
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TW»LY* BLYTHEVILLK (AKK.) OOUKIKK KBW» TUESDAY, JULY, I, 1M» Les Biff le Feted By Home Town Seirate Secretary Honored by Party Loader* at Piflgott tal Boyle's Columi -laid-Working Production Man •folding Bag on the Final Payoff Br H»ritT MOOOTT, Ark., July S. W)— Th« home folks honored Senate SecrtUry Leslie Blffle here yesterday— and were hosts to the second «i»eable gathering of Democratic political figures In the state within IMC than a month, Vlo« President Hartley flew here from his Paducah, Ky., home to "ahow my love lor Les BiffJe" and to unveil a bronze bust ol Blffle, which *aa executed on commission Irorti the Arkansas Society of Washington. The bust will be placed In the post office here. Plggot turned Its annual Independence Day celebration Into '•LM Biffle Day," and It was Just that, Several thousand persons at Pig- goti's picnic Krounds heard Barkley laud Blffle as "a man who hns gone far beyond the duties of hts offlc* to help guide the course ol democracy in the nation's capital.' Senators Fulbrlght and McClcllan of Arkansas and Kefauver of Tennessee (all Democrats) and Governors Sid McM- of Arkansas and Roy Turner of Oklahoma were among the others who added their words of prais-. Former Senator Hattie W. Caraway of Arkansas came from Washington "to pay tribute to my boy — the 59-year-old Biff]e who ha5 been a Congressional employe since he was a young man. President Truman, who attendee the 35th Division reunion at Little Rock June 10-11, didn't get back to Arkansas for Biffle day, but he Rent greetings. (lets Other "Honors" The President's Little Rock visl Was the occasion of an earlier gathering of Democratic Party figures. Biffle now Is not only secretary of the Senate, he's also Arkansai "chicken commissioner." Governor McMath made the latter "appoinment" here yesterday It was only a gag. The com missionershlp recalled — as it wa Intended to-that last year Biffl< made an Informal political surve> in advance of the presidential elec tlons. For the purpose, he dis ipilsed himself »s itinerant denle in poultry and eggs and toure the country In a ramshackle truck Biffle also became an Arkansa Traveler along with Vice Presiden Barkley and Prances Greer, th •oprano. Shortly before Barkley was unveil the bust of Biffle, a gus of wind lifted the blue coverin and the cloth fluttered to the floo Barkley remarked that "Well, th wind Jumped the gun on me." Someone covered the bust agal and then the vice president offi cially unveiled It. T/»r«« Killed, Three Hurt In Head-On Collision NEVADA. Mo.. July 3. HP,— head-on automobile collision kille three persons and injured thre others on Highway 11 near her last night. The dead: Homer Lee Barker. 2 of Miller, Mo.; John A. McFarlan •bout 30. and Wiltwa Morgan, abou By Hal BoyU I NEW YORK, July S—r/Py—Jimmy ever can forget how old man Jas- •r- conned him. He told me about It as we sat In Is new apartment with his latest ife, Rosabelle. '•I went to work for him during he war," said Jimmy. "He owned big Independent soft drink busl- less—clierry. grape, lemon, ginger -anything (hat fizzed. And he hipped to five states," "How did Mr. Jaspers ever get uch a big business, honey?" asked ils .wife. "I told you a do/.en limes!" said Inuny. "He got it the same way 'ou got me—he stole it! Go mix a drink." RosabeHc tripped out, to tUe kitchen, looking pleased nt this ver- lon of tlicir marriage. "Well, anyvvay," snid her husband, "good men were hard to get bout then, and It didn't take this 'Id joker long to see I knew my way around. So he made me his general manager. 'Then he began having these >trokcs. They didn't make h i m goofy. They just kept him in bed. lut every day I had to got out jo his house after work and tell lim what was doing at the plant." What kind of man was llils Jaspers, Jimmy?" 'Crazy about money. His first wife divorced Him after she caught him smiegliuB with her maid. Twn Kinds of Sugar And then his ex-wife fell in ove and married another guy with ess money, it made old Jaspers nad. Just to spite her he built a $100.000 house over in New Jersey —stingy as he was—and up and married the maid. But it didn't bo- her his first wife. By then she didn't care If Jaspers ate $1.000 bills for Breakfast. She was happy." Rosabelte came in with the drinks. "What put me in solid with the old geezer," Jimmy went on, "was ,he way 1 could scrounge sugar on the black market. We could sell all 33. both of Kansas City. The injured: Ralph H. Highberger, 29, and his wife, Marie, 27. of •Cnlisas City, and William Clnyton Barker. 21. of Miller, brother of Homer Barker. The injured were Lakcn to a Nevada hospital. the pop we could make. The trouble waa In getting the sugar. And I found how to get plenty." He had no way to check up on me, and for a time 1 was considering going into business for myself —using his plant. I could've cut few of the boys In, and we could've run off a thousand or so cases extra, at night and sold thern- oursclves. But my wife was against H." "Yes," Rosabelle said, looking at him fondly. "It was dishonest—and you might have been caught." "About this time I got a better j offer." said Jimmy. I went to the I old man, and he told me, 'stick In me, my boy. I'll tnke care of : you. The business is going to belong to you arid a few oldtimers at the j plant when I'm gone. 1 j Sticks to Very I-asl j "Naturally. I stuck. Every day j I'd go out and the first tinny he'd : nsk was. 'How many today?' | I'd [ell him, and he'd smile and say. you'll never regret you stuck by me." "Tell him how old Jaspers died" prodded Rosabelle. "He got a big stroke one morning. He was real sveak when I came to see him. He smiled when I tolcj him business was fine. Then he Held my hand and whispered, 'don't leave me. Jimmy. I'll take care of you well.' "That night he died. When his will was filed. I rushed out to the court house. Weil, there were a lot of pages In the will—but the name 'Jilntny 1 wasn't on any of them." No," said Rosabelle, "the old skinflint left everything to the maid ami their two children. And that «'as the first time his neighbors knew he had re-married. He'd told everybody riLs wife was just the housekeeper and the children were adopted." Jimmy looked a little smug. "You know a nuui has to take care of himself," he said. "There weren't any invoices on that black market sugar, and f managed to make myself enough to furnish this place and put $5,000 in the bank. Hut what gets me is the way old Jaspers conned me—he conned me with his dying breath." "Yes," said Kosabelle, "the things some people will do for moneyl" DUST YOUR CROPS NOW THE CHEAPEST WAY USE A TRACTOR MOUNTED JOHN DEERE Cotton Duster FOR THE FIRST TIME IN YEARS, THESE FAMOUS BRAND SHIRTS ARE BEING OFFERED AT GREAT PRICE REDUCTIONS! 200 FANCY STRIPED ARROW SHIRTS Reg. 3.65 $ SPECIAL - - 1 95 i Reg. 3.95 to 5.00 Now 2.45 Sparkling patterns in PRECISION TAILORED AROW SHIRTS fur only $1.95 . . . hard to believe. Many styles to select from. You'll want to stock up now at this amazing price. All size* j and sleeve lengths. " Whites & Solids Not Included FEATHERWEIGHT WOOL TROPICAL SUITS SALE PRICED FOR IMMEDIATE CLEARANCE Reg. $55 Values 37 50 $29.50 Values $O750 27 Nationally famous virgin wool tropicals that look right, feel right and fit right. 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