The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 28, 1949 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 28, 1949
Page 5
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THURSDAY, APKIT, 23, 1949 BLYTIIEVILLK (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS PAGE Letter Identifies Estate Claimant 'Voice from Grave' . Supports Claim to I W. C. Fields' Money I.OS ANGELES, Anvil 28. (/!>)—A follies girl's "voice from the grave" loday accented a man's claim Hint he Is the son o( the late \V. C. Fields and entitled to a share o[ the comedian's $771.428 estate. On file In Superior Court arc a deathbed letter written by the showgirl nml also letters allegedly written by Fields. The letters are i>aii of a deposition filed in Prohate Court yesterday in behalf of William Rex ford Fields Morris, \vho claims to be Fields' son. His whereabouts and occupation were not disclosed. A petition accompanying the deposition said statements in It were made April 16 «l Ou.set, Mass., by Bessie Adelaide Witherell, mother of the follies girl, Bessie ChuUeroii Poole. Morris filed a petition In Superior Court here last Feb. 3 to determine heivship in the many-sided contest over the estate of Fields, who died Christmas Day, 1946. Morris was not mentioned in Fields' will, dated April 28, 1943. The comedian long-estranged wife, Mrs. Harriet V. Fields, who was bequeathed $10,000, Is suing * WE, THE WOMEN it Husband Usually to Blame For 'Romances' in Office By Ruth Millctt NKA Staff Writer j'or a widow's share in gifts made *by Fields. Letter Tells of Son Mrs. Witherell's deposition said her daughter, who died Oct. 8. 1928 was in the Ziegfcld Follies hi 191t or 1919 and that she was infatuatec with Fields, and appeared with him in a vaudeville aet. Mrs. Witherell's deposition said she first learned of the child's existence In a deathbed letter from her daughter which read: "Darling mother; Well, I am just going to the hospital for an operation and of course 1 dont expect to die. But In case anything should happen, why I want you and-Gram "Why don't these working girls| leave our husbands alone?" wives frequently ask Indignantly in their letters to me. Then they go on to complain Mow the girls in offices are always after the married men, and liow the men come home from office parties with lipstick on then- shirt collars. What I've got to say isn't very comforting, ladies. But I'm willing to bet most wives who worked in offices before marriage will agvee with me. Never underestimate the part of the husband in these little office romances. The husband who minds his own Business—who treats the girls in office with gentlemanly courtesy that hasn't a trace of romantic interest In it—isn't bothered by girls chasing him. His very aloofness mny make them smile their prettiest for him or put themselves out to be helpful. But the girls will keep their distance with such a husband if he continues to keep his. But the husband who lias a little (or a lot) of the wolf in him is a different proposition. Husbands May Be To Blame He starts the office flirtations. He Is the life of the office party He's after the girls—they aren'l after him. If he's attractive enough anil smooth enough, they may play tin 1 Kame of office flirtation. They mav even play it in self-defense. If lhe> think he's important to their Job.-. Bui if he's neither, his is nothing wore than a pest to the girls wl have to keep out of reach of h pats, tolerate his personal con inents or find excuses for not having luncli with him. So it's pretty foolish of a wilV o will seeth with Indignation ilc she Imagines her faithful hns Kind is being piusued by girls it lis office. If he lets the girls alone, Ihej nay play up to him in subtle way —but they won't chase him. 'He'll Mr sate cnougn—it lie wunis. o be sate. And If lie doesn't \vunt | o be, (here's no point in blaming he girls In his office for his sus- •epllbillty. CLOTHES ARE EXPENSIVE Do you "Eir" them witk i itrong chemical bleach? or Do you bteacH them with • »af«, natural bi««ch lit*— KUTTYHUNK BLUINO Sold by Leading Independent Grocers, A * I', Kroger, Sufeway, Liberty, and All Chain Grocers. to know I love you. And I something to tell you. have "I have a son 10 years old who lives with Mrs. Rose Holden. which I want you to take care of and bring up. W. C. Fields is his father. He is named William Rexford Fields Morris. He ivas bom here in New York and I fully believe that Bill will take care of him but in case he does not, why, make him . . If the son was 10 years old when his mother died in 1928, he now would be 31. »i Two letters purportedly written •by Fields to the follies girl in 1925 and 1926 and enclosing money, also were filed. The letters made no reference to a son. 240-270 Ibs 17.50-75; ;fc« 2111-300 Ibs 11.00-25; part load around 325 Ibs 16.75; good and choice 150-170 Ibs largely 17.00-50; best 170 Ibs occa- stonaily 11.15; 100 130 Ibs mostly 14.00-10.00; sows 400 Ibs down largely 15.00-16.00; ;few extremes up to . .50 on light kinds; 400 Ibs up 13.25-15.00; stags 11.50-13.50; boars 8.50-11.00. Cattle 1,600; ;calvcs 900; few odd ots medium to good replacement iteers appeared about steady at 12.50-23.00: heifers and mixed year- ings opening steady with active nquiry for lightweights; cows gen- ' erally steady; good cows around .9.00-50; common and medium beef cows 17.00-18.50; canners and cut- ; ters 13.50-16.50. Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. Ill April 28. Wj—(USDA)—Hogs 10,500 all weights barrou's and gilts 25 lower, sows 25 to 50 lower than Wednesday's average; top 18.25 bulk 180-230 tbs 18.00-25; popular price and late top 18.00; scattering LAUNDRY and DRY CLEANING EXPERT SERVICE Just Call 4474 SATURDAY ONLY! SENSATIONAL CREDIT OFFER!!! Merchandise iOO Bought DOWN FARMERS LOANS Tractors, Irucks & Cars and Farm t>]uipment to responsible people. Also Real Estate Loans and on Farm Lands UNITED INSURANCE AGENCY First i Main— Imrrani Bldg. "Friendly Service" Our Insurance Rates Are Low ATTENTION Soybean Growers! DORTCHSOY NO. 2 SEBD SOYBEANS Itc- clciinctl, Tested and Tagged. PRICK $2.75 Per Bushel. 1919 Soybean Support ['rice 90To Parity. rruduce more soybeans per acre by planting Durtchsoy No. 2, highest yielder in 1948 yield contest. Seed For Saie By BLYTHEVILLE SOYBEAN CORPORATION 1SOO West Main I'honc 85(5-857 Buy the Watch, Silverware of your choice SATURDAY, APRIL 30 at This low down payment, Only $1.00 down-balance in Small weekly or monthly payments on any merchandise up to $50.00 THIS OFFER IS GOOD in BLYTHEVILLE and OSCEOLA STORES FITZPATRICK JEWELERS 122 W. Main Phone 2728 Stores In Memphis, Osceola, Paragould and Sikeston.Mo. It Takes Only 3 Minutes To Open A Charge Account 3 DAYS ONLY YOU SAVE WHILE WE REMODEL! SOON GRABER'S WILL BE BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER! Made to Sell for $16.98 NEW SPRING SUITS • Solids and combinations! • Striped suiting combined with solids! • Gabardines! • Tanglos! • Navy-tan-red grey-blue! • Sizes 12 to 18. few 10 to 20! $ Many, Many Newest Styles to Choose From Here's a timely special on beautifully sly led and finely tailored suits . . , a number of styles from which to choose . . . new spring colors. This is truly a remarkable value so be sure to be here during these three days! Reg. $7.50 and $7.98 Famous Pedwin SHOES for M • Dress styles! • Brogues! • Fine Quality! • New Styles Your chance to save as much as S'i.OO per pair! You'll find the best styles in llicse famous make shoes! Sizes 8 to U anrl widths to fit any foot! Me sure (o save on this extra special three tUy savings! Special Purchase! COTTONS and RAYONS 30' All New All Perfect Irregulars of $1.65 Quality NYLON HOSE 57 36" Striped Chambray! 32" Solid Blue Chambray ! 36" Checked Gingham! 32" Checked Seersucker! 36" Woven Kitchen Curtain Prints! 36" Pastel Spun Rayon! 36" 80 Square Print! ess lenpttis and MV c plenty nil summer! They're licltrr pair 51 GAUGE! 30 DENIER! ALL NEWEST SHADES! Viuir rhiuu'e In x:ivc I)!R nn Mirfif M KHURC nylon hose! (" from (tic in-west sliiidrs . . . they're slight ir- rrRiifiirs of our 51.05 quality, liny several pulrs now fnr ;UI Miminer Get ror now *] dr and Jjradc cottons and r.iyons thai you for dozens of tilings. Dont miss tin' 24' «.._. DRAPERY FABRIC IS-Inch Kirsl Quality 55J yd. \Ve reserve the right to limit quantities on the items advertised in this three day special. Blytheville, Ark Ladies Reg. $1.98 LINGERIE AND NIGHTWEAR • Gowns • Slips • Petticoats • Bed Jackets MULTl CREPES AND SATINS Don'l fail to sec these lovely lingerie ;iinl nfghtwcur items! Sorrier tailored ami four Rore styles in slips . . , Pctlu'oat.s, .slips and licil- jiickets in regular sires. Gcnvns In resulur and extra si ITS! All Are Perfect Quality Dainty Lace and Ribbon Trim! '•. ttili A Fine quality liomr.spnn weaves nn natural grounds in enloiiul mulll pl.iid pa I terns. Selerl from ncir holts. s Matched Army Cloth Work Clothes FULL CUT! SANFORIZED! MERCERIZED! PANTS and SHIRTS iare ^% 39 *+ r . Dealers Compare With Others at $.1.98 8.3 ounce pants with heavy boat sail pockets, wide bell loops , . .. they're full cut xnd sanforized . . . they compare u*ith others at $3.08. Waist thcs 20 to 42. 2 Flap Pockets i Army cloth shirts to match the uork pants. Full cut, sunfociMd. Two flap pockets. HJ4 to IT.

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