The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 6, 1931 · Page 5
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY G, 1931 BLYTHEVILLE. (ARK.) COUR1KR NEWS PAGE.FIVB First and Latest in Bus Transportation Founders of Pickwick Stage Lines Built Business horn Small Beginning. KvNEAScivlcc 'lOS ANGELES.—A second-hand family touring car and two men with lots cf ambition were tin JcundaliO!) on which one of the crca'.est motor hus transpoiulicn • y.'lc'ms of this country was built, iii 1912 the five-passenger auto chugBSd from San Diego, Calif., to E-conciidc. Calif., a distance of 50 miles. Today great buses of the Pickwick Stages System cover 35.- COO miles in the United States. Canada and Mexico. That, in btief, Is a picture of the I r.icendency of this transporlalio!) marvel—the his line. Back ot this | is the story of its makers, Cnarle 1 : I K. Wren and A. L. Hayes. I Charles P. Wren is 45 and has been active in bus transportation since 1015. The present system \va; founded Decoration Day, 1912, by A. L. Hayes, at San Diego. Haye.; is a vice president of Pickwick Stages System. Wren, president of this nstwork of motor coach lines, began by pl- lMi\S hii own automobile from Los Anyclcs to San Fernando, 35 miles. This was two years rjftjr Hayes inaugurated his line to tire south. Start With High Hopes The following year Hayes and Wren gave the Los Angelss-3an Fernando service the title "Pickwick Stages, Northern Division." That was a grind gesture, but possibly they hud an inkling of the size the 1 "then stripling youngster would attain. Wren had great faith in his ability and hi hard work as a meant c! making dreams come true. He drove a bus and kept, on driving after he had several operating on the line. His first bus was a 1913 Fierce-Arrow made in Los Angeles by a private body builder. It carried 11 passengers and n driver. Pr3vicusly he used Mitchell tour- inj cars lebuilt to hold five to eight psssengers. A modern eoach of the Ihr; carries 53 passengers In two enclosed decks. The line grew steadily north and south from Los Angeles. Wren always was the dominating, driving personality that refused to quibbl? with obs:ac!es. He has an inventive as well as an organizing turn of mind. Lines Spread Eastward The name "Pickwick" was extended eastward over the country in 1929—the y"av Wren's efforts were crowned with the presidency uf the Pickwick companies and or Pickwick-Greyhound Lines, Inc. Through, mergers the great corporation became even greater. Wren was made chairman cl the executive committee of Pacific Transportation Securities, Inc.. holding company for a number oi ccasl transport lines and owned jcintly by Pickwick, Southern Pacific and the Greyhound Corporation of Chicago. That year also saw the completion and operation oi the radically- designed "Nitecoach," one of Wren's projects. Pickwick bought radio f.atioiis and hotel and bus station accommodations as part of his expansion program. Wren, himself, is a quietly ener- S'-'tic person, unassertive yet given to surprising his opponents who are led by this reticence to assume that he can be dominated. His recrea- tive hours arc usually spent with his family—a charming wife and four children. Charles, '£1; Donald H; Gladyn. 20. and Alsacia, 19. Although Wren owns a yicht he finds his principal rccreaticn land tiavel, making frequent trip. to the many organization centers o his enterprises. Tt may explain ill" > v smoothness or Pickwick operation lo fay that Wren is an ardent chess fan. Work ^Vcll Together Hayes is an able balance to Wrci The two men work in perfect ac csid and aid each other materially At present Pickwick operates a airline from L?.s Angeles to Sa Eirgo and to Sin Francisco as we as tri-weekly planes to Mexico Cil Guatemala City and Sa Salvador. The stages also cross the border, ox- ;:-ndinjt to Monterrey. Mexico, and Ciudad Victoria. Presently it is iuped to rim the iine to Tampico ar.il Mexico City ni the interior, and lo the ocean at Acapnlco. Leased hotel terminals are cp^r- atcd at San Diego, San Francisco and Anaheim, Calif. At Eureka. Calif., a S500.COO hotel terminal is under construction. The oihor tcascs arc held at El Paso, Tex an:i Salt Like City. The lateft nf t!;^ astouidini results of Wren's cmi-rprfc: is '.':- r.psnir.s at Kansas City. M 3 .. of the 415-rc;:u terminal. which c:st S'l.SGO.OOO a::d mcludrs offices f s - tiic Pickvvii-k-Gieyhounri H| lts Work on .1 S1.000.COO hotel l:niil- , nal is soon to l;e;in at Ti.ilsi. Okla. P:ckaic![ coaches are built in tiic Piek\v;ck fictory here and combine rnanv ica'.i;rcs fostered and dcvel- c;»J by Wren. OM Silver- Coins Stolen :>~CIfE. B:T,?,!\ (UP) — Money '.hat :r.ay " nvi; some value to mim- irr.ia-.i-'P bui litilc otherwise w;;s stcirn by thLvcs who broke into Hi: Pmvinbiico state museum here rnd fl(d with 1 a ccilecilon of sliver coins. Hewn- store, owned by Vitluiiln, 10 hr.s g.ilncd her sight. tYellnn sry (or him. she offers him H lower ami some money which lie Uollnes. Howevi'r, sh? forces htm u uet'i'pt them but in touching his '•'.nut she recognizes him us th- Mil who bffrlended her. That Iiidi'-csit scene Is u vciy touching and Is \\ finish only Chaplin could put on :i hilarious come'dy. AUIiO'.ij;li Clmplln rnrrlr-s Ihe idoiy, yuniB Miss dim-Ill and Myers are both excellent In (heir m'?s. After working! In pictures for more [Ivan two ycnrs without bung seen by the public. Vlu'lnlu ceei-iinly has given them semie- ihlui; lo talk nuout. There Is no do'.ibt left us to her lulme in p!c, I'llm executives Inup have won <U-!fd iuiw the public would accept aumhor .sik-nl plctuee but Clmplln is the only one 1 who luui the cour 1 to gu al'vad nnd try thoin out- 1'e-iiuips, ilionyli, it Is l:est that lie '? the' pioneer because when pco- Pli' see him [Ivy Invariably arc swaji'd to some extent by l!:? fnct that (hoy arc seeing the genius Chaplin. Above is the first "stage" operated by A. L. Haves, left, founder and ' present vice president of the Pickwick Stages System en the Pacific const. This "bus" was operated in 1912. Charles F. Wren, president of the present system and,partner of Hayes in the early days, Is shown in inset. Below Is a 53-passenger bus now used by the line. New Chaplin Film Proves Good Movies Need No Talk to help. Learning thai she nnd her grandmother arc nbout to be evicted from their little flnt because they can't pay their rent, he par- takos In a prize fight to raise money, but is beaten and gels nothing. After leaving the fight arena he meets Myers staggering out of u '.licutcr, gjces home with him and enlists his aid in helping Virginia, very funny situation is ucvcl- T\V<> WIN SCHOLARSHIP NKW HAVKN, Ccmv, II)PI—So cluM'iy matched were A. T. antiire oi New Haven ur.il ,P. 11. Whutlebcy '!l Itrddlng, cuidunles of tlv: Vale jsrimoi of Arclntcclu:?, that for Ihe fiisi time the luisiccs o[ Ihc chol- urshlp of the- Amerlciin School lit Athens awarded 11 to two students Instead of one. 'Hie two will spend a year at Angora, Curinth, airtmg in (he excavation of n Hainan forum under which lies the remnants of an earlier Grecian civilization. Run-Do wn, Weak, Nervous? To have plenty of firm flesh and Uic ability to do a big day's work ami. feel "like n two-year old" n'j night, you must cat three good meals n day, relish your food and !>rqierly digest it. If you can't eat, c: "I bleep, can't work, just givo Tanlac tlio cimncc to do for you oped throughout the picture by j ivlial.it bus done for millions. having Myers fail to recognize i Mrs. Fred Wcslin, of 3S7 E. fj7th Chaplin whenever he ts sober but SI. North, Portland, Ore., says: proclaiming htm . ns his best friend | "Tanlnc cured my stomach trouble when drunk. ' | completely after llircc yearn suf- » . • ! fcring. It built pic tip to perfect Mvcrs gives Charlie a' thousand dollars ior Virlgnia n just as they arc accosted by two burglars, one of whom hits Myers over the l«ad with a black-jack. When he re-. . p l">a"h, «'"' « gain of 27 Its. Tliat was two years nyo. and I still en- y. an •joy tho best o£ health." Tanlac is v.'ondcrful for indigestion and constipation — gas, piiins, covers consciousness. Myers Is • tiRusea, dizziness and headaches. It scber a:id doesn't recognize Charlie j brings back lost appetite, helps you I who is about to be hautod'off to digest your food, and [gain strength jail by cops attracted by the rum- | «"<! weight. It contains no mineral pus. 'However, lie escapes Ions drugs; il is made of roots, baik3 enough to give Virguiia Hie 'money,} nnd herbs, nature's own medicines rent enough for licr rent and to K her to an eye specialist. , • Months later when Charlie is released from jail, he walks .past for the sick. The cost Is less than 2 cents a dose. Get a bottle, from your druggist. Youv juoacy, back if it doesn't help. f ... and crush your wife for this woman? I CRIED AT MY SON Here you see Charles Chaplin—derby, .mustache, cane and all— with Virginia Chertill as the How cr girl he befriends, -in a scene rom "City Lights." . BY DAN THOMAS piece oi money. That night Char- NEA Service Writer I lie meets Myers, a wealthy drunl' HOLLYWOOD. --- After an ab- who is about to commit suicide dice of two years from nubltn because his wife has left him public 'lew, Charles Spencer Chaplin is jack with us again. And he is the same Charlie Chaplin we hare known in years ;onc by—not a different Charlie as we have a different Garbo, Fairbanks, Pickford, Gilbert, Colnan, Shearer, Barthelemess, Swanson and oilers, all of whom assumed new personalities with the ntrcduction of talking pictures, "City Lights." Chaplin's latest . offering to his movie public, had j its world premiere at the New Lns' Angeles Theater here amid a blaze | of spiefidor. And in it we saw i our own Charlie, the same little! man with the same mustache, baggy pants, big shoes and cane who has made thcator-goers laugh with tears in their eyes for a good many years. Charlie talks him out of It and th?y go cut for a night of whoopee arriving home just as Virginia passing Myers' home on to her corner to sell flowers. Seeing Charlie gets some money Myers and buys all of l:er flowers. As time goes on Charlie's big ambition in life becomes centered solely on the girl whom he wants \ Many proclaim this production J to be Chaplain's greatest achievement. We don't go quite that ior.[ having lifcd some of his other films too well. But there is no doubt that il is an exception ally fine production. And it proves something that the film chiefs have wanted to know for a long ti me _ that good pictures always will be popular regardless oi wheher (hey are silent or talkie. There Is not a word of dialogue in "City Lights." although it has a synchronized musical score. "The effect of riialo^iv! is in the opening s?n.'.unce. however. -As the characters .'.peak, they are a: ccmp.inicd by nn invisibV? inusi-1 ruin wiOi a ti:; i»rn which sounds' very much as if the character:, themselves actually were speaking but with moutns lull cf mush, the effect is unique, as well ns funny. Tl-crc are three principal characters in the film-Chaplin. Vir-j gir.in Chemll and Harry Myers.' The story is written aroimd these three and as ts to be expected in a Chaplin picture it is full of laughs, net to ir.:nlion the pathetic touches. 4 * » While trying to csc.i]>e Eo:r,e pol- Ic'.ii-.cn. Cnai>" n suddenly finds h-imvelf consenting a braullfal but Wind flower girl, p'.aycd by Miss Cherrill, who a;ks him to buy a flc'.vcr, which b3 doci with his last how his son climbed fool's hill and how lie finally found sahation^in Ihe lashes of a rawhide whip risiEN, my son—" I shook with raffe. "You've IT P TO your cars in work— every nerve at high tension. Ko wonder you snap at the wife and bark at the children. Watch out!. Overworked nerves n:ay lead to Sleeplessness, Xervous Headache, Nerv- (vjs Indigestion ami a host of other unpleasant disturbances. Yv'iiy don't you try Dr. Elites' l^fTcrvesrcnt Xcrvinc Tablets? Just one in a half plaEs nf water mafccs a pleasant, spark• liup drink dcligii'.fully soi/th'.ag to over-taxed nerves. Dr. Miles' Nervine is now made in two forms—Liquid r.r.d Kffcrvoscer.t Tablet. B.ith arc the same therapcuticnlly. IV.ckagc $1.03 'E r got to mnkc u decision right now. if you take back your wife, we'll pay to forgcl. But if you take (his woman, then you <^n — out of my home, my business — out of my life!" Meal's face sank — paled — then hardened with To iht I.isteatn~ta oa tkf TRUK STOKY QaJrn Hour The loiroalnj «nric< IrcMn tt-t NU'<!> i«ine nl TRUE Mdiiy Mi|i7be "ill he tm;ldct<: |M» mjr.lh in [he IR1 !'• STORY Hour Nhich jfoei en (V.: •' each Vrijlt nilhl II 9 .,'(', ;V kiXtl* Time;Ho'cl-*k Ccnual lime. MY SON'S SIN T1IK FAMILY TYB.VNT V1Y MM) AMD11ION »'S THOUGHT « K WF.Hh S'J MODFRV Ihe Much TRUr STOHV il nft" '^ Ir-e neTMiuedi «aj hy (ctlia* yO'Jf tf?y It nfltc «nj renilmjl Tn jjv«nro the vtnrici In he broidcjil. i^^r enin>raerl ot Ihc hour nill be i-icrei.cj. *& decision. Slowly lie walked toward me—slowly, desperately lie spoke—"I take—" Did Nc-.il lake hack I''aith — fincsl wife man ever had? Or did he burn her pure, swecl love —bis father's devotion —his own self- respect, career and happiness in Ilic fires of this unholy passion? Head for yourself MY SOX'S SIN—-a father's own true story of how his son climbed fool's hill and liow he finally found salvation in the Indies of a rawhide whip. Rend MY SON'S SIN and nearly a score of other astounding real-life stories, including titles such as "Ruled hy tl-.c Dead" and "Slrangc Rivals" — all March Ti<'JF. STOUY MAC1A- XINK. 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