The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 4, 1949 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 4, 1949
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MONDAY, APIUL 4, 19-19 BLYTHEVII.LF, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THRKB Negro is Killed By Gould Officer Five Arkansans Meet Violent Deaths K) Over the Weekend f' By Hie Associated I'rcss Five persons dica violently In Arkansas over the weekend. Henry Smith, a negro, 20. was shot, to death by an officer at Gould Sunday. Tlio officer, Deputy City Marshal Buddy Rose, said Smith attacked him wlien he attempted to arrest, the Negro for drunkenness. Another death Sunday was that of Queen Esther Broomfield. 23- year-old Negro woman, who was killed when ihe automobile Ir which she was rilling with her brother overturned near Waldo. On Saturday a man burned to death near Helena, a woman was killed in a traffic accident at Van Buren and a man drowned in the Ouachita River near Camclen. John H. Crabtrec, 41, widely known planter, perished in a fire which destroyed his plantation home ten miles south of Helena Saturday. His wife, Ina, was burned on the face and hands while trying to rescue him. Her condition was declared as critical at a Helena hospital. The Crabtrees' three children were spending the night in West Helena. Joyce Kilmer May Be Wrong- Fools May Try to Make Trees HAL BOYLE'S COLUMN By Hal Boyle NEW VOKK— I/TI— News Item: "Science produces hybrid trees Hint grow three times as fast, as ordinary trees." When Gilbert and Milliccnt Warb moved Into their nesvly built home, they decided they wanted two trees in the front yard. So they called in Jonathan Spray, a professional land.scapcr, and plained their problem. "We want trees that will grow fast." said Millcent. "Well, it Isn't easy to hurry an ftcorn," barked the. nature salesman. "But we want to please everybody—so we're trying." "How?" "By cross breeding trees and plants of all kinds," said Jonathan "Some of these hybrids crow 10 fast you have to jump out of the f those knobs It thinks Is apples, hnt'll encourBae H." "We will like the devil!" shouted Gilbert. "I don't want any more chiviophrenia in my front yard. '111 going; to dig up that wart bush, nd tear down that biff vine that innks it's n redwood tree. I'm go- ig lo plnnt a couple of good old lonest elm trees—and let them row anyway (hey want lo." He did. too. Who wants trees as onfuscd ais people? Cw77 Refugees to Land, Seek Homes in South WASHINGTON. April 4. —A ship carylng 877 rclilgcc.'i who plan to mako (heir new homes in southern, central and western states \va-s to dock in New Orleans today. The International Refugee Organization paid the vessel, the USAT General Taylcv, is (lie .second ship lo unload immigrants in this country under the displaced persons act pri.'-scd by last year. The refugees' destinations by states include: Missouri 37; Arkansas 15; Kansas 12: Oklahoma b. Know Him? Conducts Revival A picture of a blonde teen-age girl and a pawn ticket from a Cincinnati, O., loan company are the only clues to the identity of this tall blond youth, thought to be an amnesia victim, who said he "woke up" in Pittsburgh. way after you water them. I've got a couple of hybrids In stock now. But I warn you they are stll in the experimental stage." "We'll take them," said Gilbert So Jonathan Spray planted tin trees In front of the Wnrb's home one on each side of the flagstone walk. Two years later one tree Inn crawled over to the nonce, cllmbec p the porch and shot so hif;l ito the sky Gilbert had to pn red lantern on It to warn awa Irplanes at night. People cam roin miles away to see it. The second tree was a son 1 KhU-slunted. twisted thing allcr than Jimmy Durante an oveiecl all over with hundreds mall hard objects bristling with pikes. Gilbert called it "our wart mst." "It must be sick." said Milliccnt. I'm going to phone a tree doctor." Half nn hour later a red-painted :ar, sirens screaming, wheeled To he curb. On the side of-the car wns jainted: "Tree Ambulance." The doctor strode across the lawn ith an .air of professional calm. First he inspected the towering tree. "Wonderful." he said. "Wonderful .pccimen!" "Every evening I have to saw off a couple of limbs for fear they'll grow into the room and strangle me in my sleep." said Gilbert proudly. "No wonder," said the doctor. Your tree Is a cross between a redwood and a morning glory vine." Then he walked over to the dwarf tree. He opened his kit. took out a stethoscope, and held it against the trunk. He made more tests. "Its sap pressure is normal," he said. "And it's organically sounrt. There's nothing I can do. I suggest, vou call a tree psychiatrist." "A what?" chorused the Warbs. "A tree psychiatrist. I recommend Dr. Cortex. He's doing some real pioneering in treating horticultural anxiety." So Dr. Cortex came, stretched hlmslf out on a cot by the tiny tree, and listened all afternoon to its leaves. It's a .simple case of frustration," he said. "Your hybrid has a split personality- it Is half apple, half thorn tree. The thorn personalitj doesnt give a whop what happens The apple personality is serious It wants to grow apples you can eat." "You mean it's like a porcupini that's unhappy because it can' give milk?" asked Gilbert. "Yes," said the psychiatrist. "Oh, dear, what can we do?" mur mured Millicent. "Humor it." said Dr. Corte> "Make it feel useful. Eat a few 'alifornia Has Cold, embarrassing Winter LOS ANGELES, April 4. M>| — Shhhhh. the Chamber of Coni- nerce inlRht he listening. This was :he coldest winter Los Angeles ever nad. Making i( official, the. weather bureau saj - s the average mean temperature, January through March, was 51.8, Previous lowest on record was 52 degrees in 1880. Coldest temperature ever noted here was 27.9 on January 4. followed by three days of snow January 10 through 12, Highest reading was 78, compared to the u.sual 88 or 90. Suddy Cadlfoddla! Minimum Price on Fags 'i Fixed in Tennessee NASHVILLE. Tenn., April 4. M'i— It's nKiilust the law to sell d«a- rcttos In Tennessee now at less •him the established price, Gov. Gordon Drowning signed ate yeslerday a bill passed by Ihe state lOKl.shilwi! pwhtblUiifi the sale of cigarettes as "tows leaders." A "ires lender" is .something you sel 1 at below cost in un effort to attract customers lo puiThaso other articles I'eturnlnt; a profit, Tobacco dealers here said Ihe law woultl make civiarelles ci.hit ^1.88 tor ] n c.itlon ol ten pack-s. Pistols Readied LITI'LI! HOCK, April \ Wi—lM- lle Ifrx.'k polleeincn mitde .suro tlielr pl-stols \ypro ready, when tho [Xillc* radio beamed out: "Escaped Irom slalo hospital, three noted car prowlers." Tension eased considerably when tile operator concluded his broadcast uith: "They range In ago from five to 12." The li'lo B'»i nway at 3 p.m. They were back In the hospital before Read courier News Want Ads. Trains at Camp ChaHee Recruit Ira M. Parks, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Parks of Blytheville, has been assigned to the Fifth Armored Division at Camp Clmffce for eight weeks basic training. He was formerly employed by the Dr. Pepper Bottling Company. Tile Rev. Russell Duffer, pastoi of the New Liberty Baptist Churcl will conduct a revival at the Dell Hi'ptlst Church beginning tonight, 7:30 o'clock and continuing each night through April 13. The Rev. M. R. Gtltfin, Is pastor of MIL Del- Church. Fewer Reports Required For On-Job Vet Trainees Veterans taking on-the-j»b training under the GI bill will have les.s paper work lo ilo as a result o[ a change in the training program, announced last week by the Veterans Administration. According to letters be,ing mulled to veterans and their employers the VA will no longer require monthly reports from trainees, except disabled veterans training under Nubile I,aw 1U. Henceforth, reports of progress will he Included in repiuts of earnings ,uhieh arr made al four-month Intervals. In Arkansas alone, the change In expected lo eliminate (lie proeess- of '^SO.OIKI forms per year, while on a nationwide basis Ihe saving is estimated ut 5,000,001) (onus annually. The Friendly Yard FLOOR SANDERS KOH KI:NT I 1 ). C. Kohmsnn Lumber HELP WANTED We have an opi'inni; for a first class man to take charge of hardware, plumhin&, paint and wall- niijicr dcimi'tment of our business. This is a good opportunity for (lie right man. Please state qualifications, experience and salary In letter to MANAGER, Box 100, Hlylhevllle, Ark. 52 PIECE & 8 HOLMES & EDWARDS Delicious, full-flavored Fortune's Ice Cream is always in harmony with events . . whether these are unexpected guests, family dinners, evening get-togethers, children's meals, Fortune's Ice Cream solves the problem quickly. Keep some on hand always. nvff Woods Drug Store 221 West Main Assessment NOTICE The law requires that cat-It person assess his or her personal properly and real estate each year, between January 1st and April 10th. This is the year for assessing personal property and town lots. Failure to assess your own properly at my office in the Court House makes it necessary for the Assessor or Equalization Board to sel the valuation for you. Please cooperate by assessing before April 10th. HERBERT SHIPPEN Tax Assessor, Mississippi County Court House — Blytheville & Osceola Holmes &: Edwards keeps ils oti^iml beauty far longer lti;in other LiiuU of sit- vcrphic... bcc.msc two blocls of silvci Lire Inlaid at the luit-Ln (if bowls :intl handles of (lie iLiosl-iiscd furis and spoons. Youth Diniih Princtsi Lovely (ALI pittciiii nude in U.S.A.) Easy terms - at no extra cost! \lKBl Ilriiilns . \\ciir lliiniiiimls 3IG \\ ST MM ST. uom » MiMNm. IUT«I»UU mo C f ~/ pri$e! A T THE prices all cars are carrying today, this luxurious 1949 Packard Eight Club Sedan is nothing less than a. ScnSational $urpri$e. And here's why. Only Packard has the distinctive, enduring styling that spells recognition- at-a-glancc. Only Packard has the triple- cushioned, "self-controlling" suspension system (complete even to a fifth shock absorber) that gives delighted owners a level-kceleci "limousine rule." Only Packard has the"free-brcalhing" engine design that is writing the year's big performance story in the fine car field. What's more, gasoline mileage reports from owners provide conclusive proof $2369.48 •For Ihe 1010 Pactjnl Fjghl. DO-tiP Club Scilan — tfclit'crcjf here —!/.//<• ,tntt ttiut tuxes, if any, lender tbic/ds ISIHI ami llhilc sirlf- n-allj ($211. extra. Vnca may r./rv slighlty tit adjoining area* bctaiuc tif tr<inif>ort*iiom thai the new Packards arc the ibriftieit Eights in Packard's -ty years of precision manufacturing. So if you want to be pleasantly Surprised—"for keeps" —the man to see is your nearby Packard dealer. The lime is now! Bickaro • ASK THf MAN WHO OWNS ONE- Motor Sales Co., Inc. 217 W. Walnut Phone 3524 DHEIFUSI, Graber's Brings You Tremendous Savings on New Coats, Suits and Toppers Where The Fashion-Wise Economize In This Terrific Pre-Easter Sale! You Owe it to Yourself to Shop Tomorrow in Blytheville's Sensational Coat and Suit Sale! Compare These Challenging low Prices Below Original Wholesale Costs! Remember, Graher's Arc Always First to Announce Lower Prices! Every Garment in Stock on Sale — Nothing Reserved! Our Original Low Price SALE PRICE 'Tccn Age Sizes . . . 10-16. Junior Sizes 7-15. Misses Sizes 8-20. Women's Sizes 38-44. Extra Sizes 46-52. Including Our Famous Sportleigii Classic Coats Remember, All Alterations Free Season's Newest Fabrics, Including Gabardines and Coverts Your Money Cheerfully Refunded if Any Purchase Isn't Worth Much More than the Price You Pay Phone 2017 Blytheville Phone 2017

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