The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 18, 1944 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, November 18, 1944
Page 3
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STURUAY, NOVEMBEll 18, 1944 Couples Flock Here To Marry Business Booming At County Clerk's Blythevifle Office Blythcville continues lo be the Gretna Green for couples from nearby stales who come to Arkansas to be married. Licenses sold curing the past eight (lays through the local county court, clerk's office .Jncludo the following; J, c. Miller W East St. Louis, III., and Miss waxine Dennett of East Prnrlc, Mo.: Virgil.C. Clippies of Dyersburg, rcnn., and Miss Maybelle French of Friendship. Tenn.: Toddle George Martin .and Miss Donna rjossett, both of Pascola, Mo. Guy McChristian of Carlo. 111., and Mr. Ruth Rich of Wicklfffe, Ky.: G. W. Johnson and Mrs. Lizzie Johnson,. ),oth O f Qsceola, Ark.: Arthur R. Golfghtly and Miss Myrtle c. Dannenmueller, both of Chaffee, Mo.; Gerald T. Wnrreu and Miss Virginia Henry, both of Blythevillc: Wiley B. Lasier 'of Slecle, Mo., and Miss Louise Powers of Cooler, MO.: William L. Smith of Ashley, 111., and Miss Vina Jean Wright of Houston, Texas. Clifton Ray Bullion and Miss Gene Davidson, both of Ncwueni, Tenn.: J. B. Monroe and Mrs. Lola E. Cooper, both of Dyersburg, Tenn.: Corbin Sledge and Mrs. Lula M. wood, both of Porlagevillc, Mo.: Lais Scwcll of Dycrsburg, Tenn., and Miss Idelle Ncwsomc of Newbern, Tenn.: Frank J. McHugh of St. Louis. Mo., and Miss Anna La- vernc Wiener of Flint, Mich.: Melton carter and Miss Ixjrel Rowland, botii of HeiHon, Ark.: Georgia Lcc Paito and Miss airline Bozarth, both of Manila. Harvey James and Miss Geneva Davis, both of Dell, Ark.: Charles J. Fisher of BlytheviJJe, and Miss flattie Mac Bell of New Albany, Miss.: Virgil F. Tracy and Miss -vRuth Lorene Simmons,'both of St. •y Louis: Elzic L. Padgett of Stcele, i Mo., and Miss Edith Bridges of Bald Knob, Ark.: Edgar Mason and Mrs. Verneli Baker, boll) of Wardell, MO.; waiter S. Powell and Mrs. Ruby Lcalherland, both of Cairo, 111.: William Ogricn Metcalf nf Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. Penelha Ncoma Brown of Blythc- ville. Vernon C. Davis and Mrs. Flora Belle Stillman, both of East Prarie. Mo.: Murray Peacock and Mrs. Beatrice King, both of Carnthcrs- villc, Mo.: Elmer II. Sucrman and Miss Hoi-tense Sierk, both of St. Louis: Claude Jones and Mrs. Lena Harris, both of Steele. Mo: Herman Mitchell and Mrs. Marine Grimes, both of Hornbenk, Tenn.: Hudson n. Gorman and Miss Vernel Powers, both of Cooter, Mo.: Arthur DeLlsle and Mrs. lona Siushcr, both of Portaqevillc. Mo. Gilbert Gareld DeWitt of EIco. 111., and Miss Hazel Mowery of Dongola, 111.: Henry JoiiiKoii of Mount Vernon, 111., and Miss Louise Finlko of Slrcal.o;-, 111.: Frank Lester and Mrs. Icy Greor, both of Dell, Ark.: Edward Aden and Miss Gertrude White, both of CMiic, Tenn.: Elvie Brown and Mrs. Mar garet Cole, both of Caruthersvill Mo.: Clycie L. James and Mis Mary Elizabeth .Houston, both kPell. Ark.: V/iliiam Kirabcrlin an pMrs. Hattie Runge, both of Salen Age No Drawback To84-Year-Old Huffman Woman Being 84 years of age doesn't hamper Mrs. V. T. Ncely of Huffman. When labor conditions became acute Ibis Fall she decided to help out and so has picked a substantial amoun' of cotton, in addition to : keeping house, tending a flower and • vegetable garden, going [o church : regularly and entertaining company at intervals. Tills idea of getting too old to he useful doesn't appeal to Mrs Nccly at. all and she never lets age interfere with her activities. One of the best cooks in her roimmmity, she decided to have a juyner nartv recently for her rela- Wes with the meal to be nreDarct! ; by herself. Tiic menu was finished off with ; a big devil's f 00 d c ake as "Ugh! ; as ,1 feather" which she baked and :iced. ; Gucsls at tho dinner included jlir. and Mrs. Wysc Perry of Tucson. Ariz., who former!}' lived here: Mrs. Marguerite Perry Von Hofc and son, of Memphis: Mr. and Mrs Ocorgc Perry and family. Juliar Perry. Aubrey Perry and children of Tyler. Mo., and Mrs. Imogenc Perry Adkisson of Forty and Eight community. The house was decorated by the hostess who nscii ufihiius in "many shades and other flowers from her garden. Vegetables and fruits used for the moai ivore griwn by Mrs. Ncely. Believing that wnlkiim is ' good for anyone. Mrs. Nccly n-nlks about line-half . mile daily. She rarely misses a church or ev.ineelist service. Her "children" scattered, Mrs. Necly tries to do her best for her country and family. She has a son in Texas, a daughter and son In New Mexico, her youngest, son Is in defense work in Washington. Wr youngest daughter lives with •,'f, a grandson is in the Navy and another grandson, whom she reared, has been In the Army four years. Divorce Cases Claim Attention Of Court Here The Chancery Court session here this week presented a scene of much activity as some couples received their "freedom" by agreement, others fought against breaking of the marriage bonds, wives sought divorces from husbands In service and service men sought divorces from wives, some hastened to secure the decree so they could be remarried. Such mailers as custody of children, alimony and who would get the car were settled by Chancellor E. L. Westbrooke Jr., of Jonesboro, and attorneys for the plaintiffs nndidcfendnnts. In the. second divorce suit filed recently by Margaret Criaer Smothermon, who withdrew the first suit, she was granted a divorce from James N. Smothermon. Custody of Iheir son wns given the plaintiff with the father to visit, him when he desired, and agreed property settlement and alimony were granted her. MaJ. Richard p. Bradford was restrained temporarily from obtaining n divorce from Katharine Neville Bradford, of Indiana, and Ihe court allowed Mrs. Bradford temporary alimony and money for attorney fees to be paid by the plaintiff. Frank Lester of Dell wns granted a divorce from Enmmline Lester after having been married 32 years ago at Pocahontas. The plaintiff, a few minutes after seeming his decree, purchased a marriage license. Twin daughters were placed in custody of their rather in the divorce of Harmon Bailey vs. Opal Bailey with the mother lo visit them at intervals. A marriage of 22 years ago in Richmond, Va., was ended in divorce of Faye Young vs. R. F. Young with the plnintl/r receiving a settlement. The mother ivas awarded a property settlement and custody of the child, with father allowed lo visit, In the case of M. E. Walker vs, Lola Walker. Annulment of the marriage of James Edwards vs. Mildred Jnrlcan was granted with the suit styled "Mrs. E. G. Coggins et. al. vs. Mildred Jarlean." H was declared the bridegroom was 18 and the bride 14 when married. She was granted restoration of her maiden name of Croney. The child was placed in custody of the plaintiff in Ihe suit of May Helen Houston vs. Lloyd Houston in which a divorce was granted. Two children born to Mr. and Mrs. John H. Abbott were awarded to the mother. Beatrice Abbott in her divorce suit against their father Six children born to Mr. and Mrs Steve A. Tucker will remain in cus- lotly of their mother in the dcercc of Steve A. Tucker vs. Hurley H Tucker. The father will rear the three children in the family of Vadine ana Raymond Willbanks in the decree styled. -Vadinc..Willbanks..vs Raymond Willbanks. Custody of Ihe child wns'Given the mother In decree of John C. Newton vs. Lorene Newton, In the decree of Nellie R, Porter securing a divorce from John It. Porter, Ihe plaintiff was granted resuming of name of Kennedy, Ihnl by n' previous marriage, because of a child born to (hat union. A motion was taken under consideration lo dismiss Ihe suit of Ty- lonc. Summers vs, George W. Summers. Suit of Estella Murphy vs, R. L. Murphy was dismissed by Chancellor Westbrooke. A divorce was granted Virgic Moore from Jnmes Moore In n suit filed by Valda Carter for the plnin- • In the divorce of Irene Wallace vs. R. B. Wallace, the defendant agreed to continue paying $50 allotment ns Jong ns he serres in the Nnvy. Among the numerous people from out of the state granted a divorce were Robert Dann vs. Llla Dann, both of whom live in New York. Other divorces granted were: M, L. Smith vs. Olive Smith; Martha Miller Ward vs. Roy Paul Ward; Mary Freda Pringle vs. Odd B, Prin- glc; Rose Marie OToole vs. Thomas Patrick O'Toole; Mollle Key Divlnev vs, Edward Divlney; T. L. Warren vs. Irene Warren; Woodrow Ray vs. Margie Ray; Alma Williams vs. Taft Williams; James McMorrow vs. Myrtle Lee McMorrow; Percy P. Luncc vs. Helen Lance; Lottie Mac Stafford Wicker vs. F. L. Wicker; Ruby Mae Justice vs. Sherman Justice; Ivy Lee Robinson vs. Harvey Robinson. Divorces filed but not yet settled were: Gladys Brown vs. Jimmic Brown; Ruby Vanattcr Walker vs Perry C. Walker; Mary Sue Kecler vs. Fred Walter Kcoler; Mnjclnc Weatherford Bounds vs. Lloyd Bounds; Wayne Lewis vs. Mary Lewis; Nellie B, Garrell vs. Juntos Eivin Gurrctt; Woodrow Dimivan vs. Ollie Dunlvan; Robert Mallory vs. Ardellar Mallory; Cordic Baker vs. Willie Baker; W. A. Clayton vs. Ollie Mae Clayton; Fred Thomas v.s A. T. Thomas; Edna Smith vs. Robert L. Smith; Bessie Doolitllc vs John Doolitlle; Victor M. Craig vs. Evelyn Craig. JBlA'THEVtLLE (AUK.) COURIER NEWS EPSON IN WASHINGTON The Same Familiar Faces »y I'KTKlt KDSON Courier Nows Wiishlntlon Correspondent The Washington Dally News headlined the election extras, "IIU'S UONIJ 1T-AGA1N & AGAIN & AC1AIN" and (lint lolls Iho story bel- ter than-anything else, Gallup nml the other poll inkers, suspended from (he cuds of the ends of their limbs for months of pri'dlctlng, can crawl back down now and (jet some much-needed relaxation. Top drawer bureaucrats who may have had some uneasiness iibuut their Jobs for (he next four years can also relax, secure In their pluces at the Federal (ill mid with mi worries about their own postwar unemploy- Welfare Board Members Meet Here Last Night The Mississippi Public Welfare Board held a meeting Friday night at the Welfare Office with Kendall Berry, chairman, presiding. Members of Ihe board present, were Welby Young am; s. G. Lockhart of Osceola, Joe Hires of Luxora and W. R. Brown of .Manila. Personnel changes were approved and a discussion held concerning proposed legislation to be placed before the State Legislature at its meeting In January. A summary of the work done and a report on services rendered by the welfare Department was given by Mrs. Mabel B. Crittendcn, county director. ' A steak dinner was'served. '••* ' Boake Carter Rites To Be Held Sunday HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 18. (UP) — Funeral services for Boake Carter. Ihe radio news analyst, will be held in Hollywood Sunday. The 46-year-old commentator died Thursday, 12 hours after finishing his regular broadcast. Rabbi S. M. Ncches will conduct Ihe services and burial will be at the Home of Peace Mausoleum In Hollywood. Retd Conner mm w»n» M* J. LOUIS CHERRY KeprfMntlng vNEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE CO. Hl;thevUle, Ark. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS Termites raa> b« rnininjj yoqr properly. Ctl] m « fix check-up without cost or obligation. KATS, MICE AND ROACH CONTBOt GUARANTEED WORK r , E. Kentucky . C. BLANKENSHIP DRS. NIES & NIES OSFfOPATH/C PHYS/CMNS Recta? Diseases a Specialty (EXCEPT CANCER) OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-12:00 and 1:30-5:00 Clinic 514 Main Klylhcvlllc, Ark. I'honc 2!)2I Buy Your Winter Supply of WOOD and KINDLING While It is Available. PLANTATION OWNERS' SPECIAL PRICE ON 100 RANK LOTS! BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Blythcville, Ark. Phone 2911 Recapping and Vulcanizing ADI) LIFE TO YOUB TIKES MODINGER-POE,Z*TIRE*CO. Hwy. 61 North Phone 2211 "Will. Ami tlii> WiisliliiKluu saw rolls on will) im-tty miK'h Ihc sunn' old fmnllim- fmvs. Tin- .-loot Ion |>ruvoil. luwen-r some very dcHnlU- bi'llefs O f t| u , Ami'ilnm flfi'tomle: 'riu> iiuijoitly ut llic iiTOpli- ure not sail-eel oj Communism,, yel. 'Hie miilnrLly of tin: |>t'o])lc' jnv not sutml o( DldiiUir.shlii or onis- mmi-BoveniiiK'ut, yot. Tlw! "dviKl" ni'iilnsl Huoswlt, wliH'li wns counted 011 so limvlly l>y Hit! Heimblloaiis, proved lo be, ii mytb nitd wns (brown In conmldi. reverse. Tlit' nmjorlly HI (In- people (<» ,„>( Uollovc- In Mvniiplni; horses, etc "UNTU, SOMKTIIIXC; FA'GE THHiifc HUTTKH COMKS-AI.ON(J" Tliu Now neiil is not ileiid Tho I'ro.sldenl lilmsdf revived It, men- llonhm it uy nuine sevornl tlmos (linii)U (hu «iin|)jili;n nllliouijl) iiu b;nl |>revtously (vied lo rcphiee "Ur Now J)«i!" ivKh ••»,.. \viii die Wnr." The nmjorlty of (be pcopk> llko Ihc New Uc;il (iiul (Is objectives mill wiint to see It continued. The Ki'pnbtkMuw' platform, pro- Bmm, leadership und ctiiiipnlKn do mil ofl'er u siirilclendy constructive mid concrete set of objectives mid liny iniist (to back und build from I lie fjronml ii|>, with new pi'lncl- pli'.i, new Hielliofls, new men und women ut tbe helm, If (buy hope l» iU'l>levc vltlory In ItiiS. A» a cmnimlDnci 1 , Ciov. newny while Irylitj; hiinl niul Hfvliii; ||)» Imfiiessloti of belns shiccro In ht s licller.-i, WJLS- Jiisl niiuUicr bnrltono with only one .soiw to slnu while his opjioiiciil, (he old mu.slor of (lolllles polled nil the slops or ridicule, pii- Ihos, ilei'|) und i-i'i-ct liroycr. Dowey'H cflorls lo unscll the people on the Roosevelt, udmlnls- Jnitlun, often by ovcr-cmplinsls'on rlvlul mlsrcpresentulloiis, nwy have licen one of (bo causes of his own TIN: i The nc.U lour yenis will be tough -pci-luips even tougher limn 1032 lo 1930. The responsibility will be on the Ucmucrnllo lendcrshlp niul mo- jorlty, but tho role of Ihc Rcpub- Hi'un mlnorlly Is of cqiml liiijjoit- unep. Tliu Itcpubltcans cnn con- tltiui! n pruKi-nm of petty criticism und purllsnn o|)|)o.sltlon under the »id k'ndershlp. or It cnn step out iiixl dc'vc'lop n constructive progrnin of Its own which will bo better tluin iinytliliiK Hit- Ocinocrnts ciin oftcr. 'I'lie ui'CDl hope for the rcblrlh ot 11 rrally liroBresslvo [(cpubllcnn'uur- ly lies In HID fuller course, nut Its l<'iidc'i-5hl|) Ims yet lo emerge. itaut Courier Ncw« Wnnt Mitchell Re-elected President Of STFU UTTLE HOCK,- Nov. 18 (UP) — n:e Southern Tenant 'Farmers Union, at Ihc closing w&slon • oMls nnmial mcellmj at Little Rock, re- clcd II. L. Mllchell of Memphlji ns preiildenl. A Negro, p. B. Beton of Cotton Plant, was elected vice president. 'Hie union passed a final 'resolu- 'nV 'i 5 n, lllg c ' onBrcss l <> revamp the "01 B il of Rights" to o«cr gieat- er asslslnnce to returning veterans with the view of expanding farm co-operatives and providing lor ed- ucallon nlonij Uado union lines, nio rcsolnllou risks that Congress liuiuhnlce ihc full amount of farm IOIHIS to dfecjinrgcd veterans and ll|iit pooling of resources by as inuny ns seven veterans to set up lnr«e-scale (nrmlng enterprises on a. co-operntlvo basis be permitted. Iron or steel plants nrc located In 28 sliitcs of tho Union. Describe it to me, will you, Mac "Yeah, I licnr 'cm yelling, "This is wlmt I used to drenm about in the jungle. God, if I could only see for just fwu seconds. "Thnt girl she laughing . ,. or crying? I hnd a girl-once. Sure I wrote her when this happened,to me. I toltl lior I wns tired of lier. What else could I say? "Listen to Hint newsboy... 'GERMANY FINISHIDI' I'd give rmytliing to see those headlines, Whnl else does it sny? Any- tiling nbout the Pacific? I hope you guys rcalizo there's still the Pacific. "Yeah. I wns tlicrc, oil right. If you could hnve seen wlmt I saw, you wouldn't need to rend any Wnr Bond nds. Kids you grew up with, with their faces smashed to bits. Nothing left of your best friend but his helmet landing in your lap. Made me kind of mad, I guess. They say I wns still fighting when I couldn't sea any more. "Yeah, it's bad enough. But it makes it worse when you henr someone saying the war's practically over. Acting as if it's time to ease up on War Bonds and all. Then you wonder wlmt you did it for. It's not over yet. Those Japs can do a lot of damage. I ought to know. "Do mo a favor, will you, Mac? Keep on buying War Bonds for my buddies out there. And put a little extra in for my snke, will you?" KEEP ON BUYING BONDS TILL IT'S OVER, OVER THERE! The Buy EXTRA Bonds! This space is a contribution to America's all-out war effort by Arkansas Grocer Co. .. K. Ashcraft Co. foe Atkins Machine Shop L. H. Atrfry, Burdette A. S. Barboro & Co. Jark*dale Mfg. Co. Blytheville Water Co. The Crafton Co. )elta Implement!, Inc. ".oy Eich Chenelet Co. Gay & Billing, Inc. Jicdcl'* Guard's Jewelry & Optical Store Langston-Wrote. C. Halter's Quality Shoe Shop Charlei S. Lwnoa, ' Happy Hour Grocery & Mkt. Hardaway Appliance Ct. Ilerrick'j Jewelry Hubbard Furniture Co. •!>bard Hudlfitt C«. Htiddietton & C». Planters Hardware Co., Inc. The New York Stwe Pat O'Brywt Palace Cale J. C. Penney C«. Phillips Motor Co. Robinson Druf Co. ( ^ I. Rosenthtl, Inc. " - ] Tom W. Jtckt*i Rustic Ina A. G.Shibley Wholesale Gracen C. G. Smith FloydA.WmV 1 Zellner't Slipper Shop '^ COIKITVH - tm mtail" ttm - HCT»Y

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