The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 6, 1949 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 6, 1949
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FAOT TWO BLYTHEVILLK (AUK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, MAY 8, 1949 THE NATION TODAY Change in Tactics by Russians Does Not Mean End of Effort To Push Communism Westward By Jamci M»rlow WASHINGTON, May 6. </Pj—Wien you clinnge your tactics, It doesn't me«n you've changed your mind about what you want. Maybe you've Ju«t changed your way ol trying lo get it. Just keep that in the top of your head In the months, and nmbye years, ahead as new denlings between Russia on one side and this country »nd the other Western democracies on the other. With the lifting of the Berlin blockade, it's clear the Russmru hive lout » battle in the cold war—but not necessarily the war. Tlie Berlii blockade was Just part of a big engagement. So hold your breath and vomj- hats, keep your fingers crossed, don't build youi hopes too high, and wait and see what, happens. The Communists made It plain long ago that their goal Is to take over the world. Nothing has happened to indicate they've changed their mind. If they shift their tactics, il doesn't mcnn their poal has changed. Still Out lo Oral. Territory They've taken over Eastern Europe and. remembering what their goal is, you don't have to be a mind reader to know they'd like lo grab of( nil Germany and Western Europe. And the weaker all Germany and Western Europe remain, the better Woman's 'Green Thumb' Creates Beauty Spot in Farming Empire Russia's chances. But two things happened: 1 The United states and Us Western allies, unable to agree with Russia on a single government for all Germany, decided io set up a separate one In their zones of Germany, leaving it to the Russians to do as they pleased about another German government in their zone. 2 This country started the Mar- nhail plan to get Western Europe back on Its feet and thus keep from becoming » pushover for Communism. Tlie Russians a year ago threw a blockade around Berlin. II that blockade had worked, tlie Western powers would have been discredited • mong the German people. Bull/This country and Its allies began the airlift which astonished Europe and the Germans. It worked. It made the Russian blockade meaningless. 2 The Marshal! plan began to work and Western Europe grew stronger. SoYitt'l Encounter Difficulties That was all bad medicine for the Russians. But to cap the climax, this country and Western Europe then agreed on the Atlantic pact, bidding them together with hoops of steel tn the real sense, for the pact would mean an armed Western Europe, facing Russia. That would b« a re»l discouragement. So now the secretaries of state of the U.S., Britain, France and Russia will start talking again (bout Berlin and Germany and other things. The blockade probably will be lifted around May 12 and the talks begin around May 23. Jf Russia can get the West to drop the Atlantic pact, it will be a victory for Russia without doing •nything more than talking. This Isn't likely to happen, since American diplomats talk of going ahead with their plans. What else could Russia* want? Who knows? But any advantage Russia can get out of its dealings with the West In the future will he 100 percent more than its was getting so long as the blockade lasted In addition, the Chlnsee Communists are taking over China. It's Sen/or Scouts Seek Charter For New Troop A new unit for senior scouts composed of 10 charter members has applied lo the Northeastern Ark Area Council of the Hoy Scouts of America for n chatter, sind lender:, have outllnc.1 plftns for the new unit, Ti oop No. 55. The group Is lo participate In Hie spring camporee at Walker Park today and tomorrow. Their next activity is to he i White River Float [or -six days on a rubber raft, and Inter a wiener roast at the river. Hot Bloctgctt Has been named [K>sl secretary and treasurer; Richard ttertman. guide; Billy Eel- wards, assistant crew lender; Warren McClure, crew lender; Boliby McDanlel, assistant guide; Joe Hay Price, crew leader and Freddy Smith, assistant crew leader. Other members are Clayton Priest, John- By K. R Smlih Courier N«w« Writer She has a "green thumb," Slit ias converted the town of Wilson nto i veritable garden of greenery. Her name is Mrs. Dora Davies Merrell but she Is "Aunt Dodie" to the people of Wilson. 'Aunt Dortle" bus mothered the town for the past 30 years and beloved by whites and Ncsroe. alike. The "preen look" which has long been the "trade" mark In Wilson Is her project. In diving this "look" to the town she nan kept an eight-man crew busy planting and transplanting, especially the Amur River Privet which stays green the year round. She Is responsible for most every plant that grows in Wilson. llnlils Unitary Title The honorary degree of mayor was conferred "|>on "Aunt Dodle" by her uncle. Robert E. Lee Wilson, for whom the town was named. He introduced her to all his friends as "The Mayor. I'hc Mayor" assumed chnrRC of the town-site and the results are obvious. Her work knew no houndrlos. Klic gave a helping hand where it was needed most. On one occasion she spent three days helping Negroes clean and beautify their graveyard. There are some, especially the Negroes, who consider "Aunt Dodlc" more than Just nn honorary mayor. One case most vivid In her memory involves a family dispute. A Negro man and his wife came her with this problem. "Mrs. , ny Bnchannan, and Joe Elkins. The troop is being headed by Dent Brown, post advisor, ami has a home post at 214 East lavls. Tlie senior troop completes the Scout [amily as sponsored by the First Christian Church. Cub Pack. Scouts and Ihe Senior unit are now being sponsored by the church group. —Courier News Photos Wilson's honorary mayor, a niece of the founder, of the town ami (he agricultural einplrt: IKMV operated l>y trustees of Wilson and Company, is shown here scanning a newspaper as she takes thni' nnt from her "molhi'r- Inr of the town and looking ufli-r its beautifieallon. Her name Is Sirs. Dora Davies Merrell, lint she Is belter known as "Aunt Dodle." Above Is the house at Kvudale in which she wits born In lK7:i, Originally it was a Ion with mamoih fh I'plau-.s. fite pliures have been torn and the bushes and trees It nearly camouflaged it Insl. all Its dignity. It is a .•It "Aunt DM Klansman Homed Pastor Of Baptist Church CHATTANOOGA, Temi.. May 6. 'I— Several members resigned from le Olive Street Baptist Church ere alter the Rev. Hobatt Llnkous, acknowledged member of tlie, Ku Klux Klan, was re-elected pas- or. The Rev. J. C. Williamson. fieUi xecutive o( the Ocoee Baptist Association, said Ihe congregational necting "went off smoothly. There was no argument. When several of he members called for their letters, hey - were granted without com- nent'.' NOTK'f. OF FIIJNG OF APPLICATION FOR LIQUOR 1'EltMIT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned has filed with the Commissioner of Revenues of the State o! Arkansas for permit to sell ana dispense vinous or spirituous pciuoi". for beverage at retail on the premises described as 420 W. Ash, Ulytheville. Application is for permit to be issued loi operation beginning on the 1st day of July. 1949, a" d to « x P lr » on I he" 30 days of June, 1950. Buiord Martin IF yOU WAN* THC 8 [S1 BISCUITS flfff - jewu DOCS /// run <3in\i:s COMPANY ll XI -I Ol\S - M«>rUiac Phone 521 Phon. 30751 EXPERT SERVICE is O HIM Will I I I II a l*i"-»- ,,,l, lavor I and mv husband is fixln' "">rk of w separate and I thinks I ought Justly proud o have the bureau." explained the "Aunt Dodie" was married in 1B90 ..TI I M«i.n," old her to lake when she was 17. (o John Mcrrcll, ± rS,P ^ " "* 's^ not certain they'll let Moscow lead them by the nose. And Russia may have its hands full In Asia for a while, trying to get things straightened out there to its liking. When you add it all up—remembering that Communism's long- range goal about the world hasn t changed—you can says to yourself:, ••Maybe some good will - '' these new talks, but I'll see." Church Buys Visual Aid Projector The Board of Stewards of th Pirs[ Methodist Church last nigh authorized the purchase of a visufl aid projector for use in the churc school and dlsciuv plans for wind Ing tip the financial program for the conference year by the end of May. Tlie annual sessions for (he North Arkansas Conference of the Methodist Church will be conducted starting .Tunr 15 in Payelteville on the Western Methodist Assembly grounds on Mount Sequoyah. Board Chairman Harvey Morris appointed the pastor, the Rev. Allen D. Stewart. William H. Wyatt and J. W. Adams to serve on a committee to nominate a delegate and alternate to conference, the nominations to be presented at the : Fourth Quarterly Conference of the local church later ihi.s month. An analysis of the report of Jack C. Owen, church treasurer, was presented. The ve|K>rl shows contributions lo the general budget of onths. death two-story log house at Evadnle son until our miles south of Wilson. Is still standing. Mrs. Merrell says. "It was beauty when I lived IB 11." She was born there on March 10.1813. Her father, Dr. J. F. Davies. who was a battalion commander In the Civil War. died |n 1883. Now :he house Is surrounded by cnlti- •ated land and il is necessary to drive down a "turn row" to reach It. Although. II has been altered lo ifter his and la lot his wife's death. Her mother was Mr. Wilson's only sister. She Helps the Xedy In addition to interests in town beaiittliciilion. she is also an active civic worker and always one of Ihe first to help the needy, "The Mayor" Is also an active member in the D.A.R.. U.D.C., and Kasteru Star. Since his return from service Robert E. Lee Wilson III hits as- hou'se lamliies of cotton pickers, the Mimed charge of the Imvn-sUe^ "The young blood has taken over," as "Aunt Dodie" put it. Kven though the young blood has moved in she still keeps a watchful eye focused on the town. She may still be found working among the shrubs and flowers or in her garden. Yes. "The Mayor" is an institution in Wilson. She is close to the hearts of all who know her and is truly the possessor of a "green thumb." WHITEST IHOE POLISH ON EARTH / Laundry & Dry Cleaning • Cold Storage Furs, Woolens, ttlnnkeis and Drapes NU-WA Laundry Cleaners_ Phone 4174 ATTENTION Soybean Growers! DORTCHSOY NO. 2 SKBfl SOYBEANS Re- cleaned. Tested :ind Tilled. PRICE ?2.75 I'er liushel. Missouri Legislator Offers Plan to Curb House Drinking Parties JEFFERSON CITY. Mo.. May fi — frowned upon such conduct <>( their be designated as Ihe one and only le-lslalors land" such parties bring His resolution urged that no one slTame and reproach to all members.! be admitted to the parlies without, the proper password. The resolution was shunted committee-. "H is Ihe feeling of many mom-j bei's of the House of RrpiTseiitat- ifl'i -A House member from tlin Missouri hill country yesterday look a crack at legislative drinking parties. Rep. Ealum Bniftetl <R! O«>rk County urged the members to confine their parlies to the narrow House cloak room Instead of wining and dining in their offices. | He introduced » resolution which said in part: i "In the past few days thrre have : been several banquets and drinking parties In the offices and corridors of the cnpitol. i "Many of our capltol visitors have ives that such banquets are ncces- I sary for the calm and cool deliberation of the House. "The House Cloak morn (should' place for such banquets." . The Vatican estimates the number of U. S Catholics increased from about 22,(inb.COO in 19D9 to about '26,000.000 In 1945. 10-lit Soybean Support 90:,'b Parity. Price Produce more soybeans per acre, h.v planting Uurlcluny No. 1, highest yielder in 1318 yield contest. Seed For Sale By BLYTHEVILLE SOYBEAN CORPORATION 1800 West Main I'houe 856-857 But What If You Lose Your Wallet? RECTAL DISEASES A SPECIALTY 1AII 1'vpes Kxecpt Uancerl DRS. NIES & NIES Clinic 514 Main. Blythrvill^ Ark fhone $12.18(570 lor the past six Tlie pastor said that the financial situation is encouraging In view of the contribution^ made during the same period to the building fund. The total in the two funds Is about 325.000 greater than the totals tor the same period last year. ... , Contributions of more than J2.000. come o(j are'necded, however, to the general wail and I budget In order to meet all coll- i ferencc obligations by the end of _ I May. NOTICE Notice is hereby pivcn Hint Ihe undersigned has filed with the | Commissioner ot Revenues of tlie j State of Arkansas tor permit to I sell and dispense beer at retail on j the premises described as 19H \V-:Sl I Main, Blytheville, Mississippi Cou-.i- ty. Tlie undersigned states that he is a citizen of Arkansas, ot good moral character, that he has never been convicted of a felony or other crime Involving moral turpitude; that no license to sell beer by the 1 . undersigned has been revoked within five years last past; and t'aal the .undersigned has never been convicted oT violating the laws of this 5'ale. or any other slate, re- lalue to the sale of alcoholic liquors Application is for permit to be Issued for operation beginning on 'he 1st day of July W9. and to expire on the 30 day of June. 1950. E. D. Lambert Subscribed and sworn to before mr this 5th day of May 1949. Mrs. Marshall Blackard Notary Public My Commission expires: 3953. 5-6-49 »y FELIX CARNVf A conservative I* » man who thinks of us Ihe moment his ra- dio tries to make the Hit Tarailf sound like Ibr "CliarRe of the Accordinq io Hannah," a con- Mrvaiive it a guy who looll bolK »»yt befor* crouing a on«-w«r " ' GUARANTEED SERVICE ON Refrigerators Household — Commcrrinl Air Conditioning Radios— Record Player * * * Washers • Gas Engines We Pick Up & Deliver ADAMS APPLIANCE CO., Inc. 206-ZOR W. Main Phone 207 With a Checking Account you're always protected against loss. Bills can be paid by mail, saving time, effort. And your canceled checks are a record of all payments. Let one of our checking Accounts make your transaction safer, easier! D.P.L. No. 15 COTTON SEED Uelinled. Treated And Sacked Uf) 1 ^ Germination 1 year from Station A TON OR A CARLOAD Also Good ALFALFA HAY For Sale Magers & Gill Dell Ark. Phone I Have At All Times For Sale several tractor* and equipment, both new and used 1 have John llcerc. Parmiill. ford and other makes. I now have new Ford tractors and equipment read> Col delivers at dealers price I will Irade for mosl anything fou have. Terms can be arranged. See f. C. CROWE I mile snuih ol Bi-agKadactu, M& — 0- Pickard's Gro and Market 1044 Chickasowbo ^SWIM'S PREMIUM 1 BRANDED BEEF POB FRwe esr/M/ires f XPERT KAD/O SALCS AMD SffiWCf I BLYTHEVILLE SALES CO. o( JIB E.MAIN ST. BLYTHCmiE.ARKx I WON 3616 We Specialize in Fancy Meats and Groceries We Deliver Phone 2043 Plenty of Parking Space When You BEAUTIFY j YOUR HOME i -J, Call D. C. FREEMAN 32 Years Experience • Dul'ont Paints • imperial Wallpaper I'hunc 42!U Squeeze every bit of pleasure from the glorious hours of summer...Cool comfort and protection for you — gay colors to enhance the beauty of your home. For windows, doors, porches — make C*i»rat Au'rtrngt your ally in making home a better place to May in. Let IM tell you aboM the many uylcs and patterns. Phone us today. No obligation. Carney Awning Co. 113 So. Ur Phone 2792 FIRST NATIONAL BANK The Only National Bank In Mississippi County Soybeans For Sale State Certified Ogden Soybeans - - - bu. $3.50 (Blue Tag) Burdeite 19 Soybeans bu. $3.25 (Improved Arksoy Variety, Red Tag) BURDETTE PLANTATION BURDETTE, ARK. Phone: Blytheville 782

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