The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 24, 1934 · Page 3
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THURSDAY, MAY 24, 1934 BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS *AGB Red Poppy Worn Each \ear in Honor of War Veterans Kdltor's note: -"Poppy Day" will bicmght to her visions of the pop!:<• observed in Blylhevillc Saturday pies growing "between the crosses, v.hcii members or the lot-ill Am- row on row' 1 — poppies thai were a cricaii Legion auxiliary will sell llpmng monument lo the men who j«i>iiies for the benefit, of disabled lay beneath them— and she was so veterans and Iheir families. moved thai she determined always - to wear a poppy In honor of the "In Flanders fields the popples war dead. Writing her pledge in blow verse form— an answer tu McCiae'b >!etv.'eoii Hie crosses row on row poem— she eafled it. "best We For- That mark our places; and in the t'et." sky ' i Al that time Miss Michael was The larks, still bravely slnglne, fly. on the staff of the Y. M. C. A, Scarce heard among the gtms overseas headquarters at Hamilton below. Hall. New York City. When she "We are the Dead. Short days ago was offered $10 by the Y. M. C. A We lived, fell dawn, saw sunset conference in appreciation of hei glow, work as hostess, she spent the Loved and were loved, and now money for silk poppies, tltcreby so we lie keenly impressing Hie conference In Flanders fields. with 'her iilea and the spirit bc- "Takc up our <iuanel with tire foe: hind It that, when the conference To you from failing hands we adjourned, each member wore a llirow The torch; be yours to hold it T)I C first street sale of |»ppk- higli. w as in June, 1919, when a Mtl- If ye break faith with us who die waiikce. Wis.. group helped in thi We shall not sleep, though poppies way to raise money for the home grow ^coming of the 43rd division. Ir In Flanders fields. I 'he fall of 1919. when the city o JOHN McCRAE" , SL Lollis was " 1!ll ""S n »al plan . __ ' jfor the "Battle of Paris" to be Poppies in Flanders fields . . > la 6«l at the Coliseum there Wild scarlet bloFsoms and silent «>mconc ventured the opinlo white crosses surrounding a little f hnl '."? Mtll , n 8 W °"W l»ck real hillside dressing station near !f m w "hout the poppy which ha Yprcs, where in tlie fall of 1914 ?«" ufcd '» celebrating the Arm two of the m of the World ost desperate battles £ lc ? a ***? Morc - Thc women ° war were fought. |Sl.Iauisthrew_ themselves enthus 'lostically into the solrit of the sak werc wom , ., ,, „ ,.• j John McCrue, physician and wim ^ u that lieutenant-colonel in the Canad an p^, w army, who was in charge of the O f Paris " station, walcltcd for 15 days the ; ^^ World War Flower jijony of the wounded and dying, Tnc red h ^ d in las care, and the mmson-and- | crt as a me ' mo ^ al flower oll B white Ho Ids stretching away from • tne WorW wa w , he station toward an "definite Da fllst was cclebra(< , d . „„„, a horizon . . . and wrote the above tcr t |,c Civil war. there was no poc " 1 ' ! memorial flower. The holiday ori?- Liltlc did McCiac realize incniinated when General John A. Lo- Iliat. indirectly, lie would be re- 1 gun, Commander-in-chief of the sensible for a movement to com-! Grand Army of the Republic, incinerate the' World war dead, sought to perpetuate the memory Certainly lie did not live to take ! of the "heroic dead 11 of the Union ul no specific flower w« deslg-[veterans, is by no menus the meet ted. The spirit of the occasion at «t was observed only by war lerans. O'.hcr people nude of the )liday a second Fourth of July, icn us the number of Civil war lerans annually grew smaller, w nation began to appreciate the nliment behind the observance id to cany on the tradition. Now Memorial Day Is a legal ollduy In all slates and possessions the United States except Ark- isas, Alabama, Mississippi, Flori., Louisiana, Georgia, North Carina and South Carolina. South- n slates which celebrate Conted- •ate Memorial Day. und the dates which the holiday Is observed, re: Alabama, Florida, Georgia nd Mississippi. April 'IS; North arolina. May 10; Virginia, May 0; Tennessee, June 3. If any of :iem have Individual memorial not widely adopt the {Important member of the poppy finally. The white poppy, the sleep-producing (lower of China, India and Persia, Is extensively raised in those countries for the opium which is extracted from of Mrs. E. Forrester of 'l°y!cr, Mo. will present. her piano pupils in u Mr. and Mrs. Delinnr baMastors recital al 2 o'clock Monday uflcr- and daughter, Margaret, were week noon in (he gymnasium it Cooler, end guests of Mrs. Victoria Neely Mr«. Robert McQee Rave a birth- nnd Mr. and Mrs. George Perry. day dinner Sunday In lionor of her Mrs. Kdrm Harrison of Dlylhevllle inotlwr, Mrs. Elhel Deprlest, who Oyoars old. Than; present ami Mm. IX'prlesl and Is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Mur- \ ille hospital Monday for an np- x opcr.iiton. He is reimlerl dcing well. Holland News part, in the movement, for lie died in January, 1918, ten months be- nnny by selecting May 30 as a day to "gather around their sac- fore the Armistice was signed. |reri remains and garland the pas- Yet when Miss Moina Michael I sionless mountts above them with of Athens, Oa., read the poem, it 'Ihe choicest flowers of springtime." owers, the fad is nown. Tl-.e first move to wppy as the memorial flower of lie American Legion came when Dr. Fender Jensen of Tacoina, Vash., returned from a visit to •"ranee and suggested the idea to lis post. In August. 1920. informa- ion furnished by Misit Michael csultcd In the adoption of the xtppy by the Georgia department invention of the American Legion n session in Atlanta. Tlie follow- ng month at the national con- i-ntkm held in Cleveland, O.. the poppy becnmc the national memorial flower. One month later, in October, 1921, the American Legion Auxiliary also adopted the poppy as its flower and decided to use money from the sale of the flowers for welfare work among war veterans. Now the sale of poppies on Memorial Day is sponsored by Legion posts and Auxiliaries all over the United Stiites. and In this way. nearly a million dollars is collecl- d annually for the relief of disked veterans. Americans have ecu impressed with the thought mt in wearing a poppy they arc onoritig the (lend, as well as serv- ig the living The common red poppy, which lows wild In the fields and mead- ws of Europe, and which holds EO ueh significance for World war Other varieties of (he poppy urc rm liulliuan. the California poppy, a golden [ Oren. son of Mr. ami Mrs. \V. A. family, Mr. and Mrs. C. l>. Jenkins flower which grows wild In Call- Parliam. was rushrd lo Hie Dlythc- and son, Andrew, Mr. ami Mrs. A. foinln; the Iceland poppy, whose scarlet, rose-pink and yellow flowers are found In profusion in the northern pan of the United Slates and In CaiKKlii. and the Oriental poupy, red-orange blossoms with Dlackl.'h-pnrplc centers, But I he rod iwppy Is the one that giows in Flanders fields, the flower that is worn throughout our nation on Memorial Day . . . tlie flower that Alan Scegar referred lo when he wrote: '1 have a rendezvous with Death On some scarred slope of ballcixd hill. i When spring comes round this year And Hie Hist nu-aclow-flowers appear ..." Hnftniitn News Mrs. Hulon Holmes and daughter, Billie Jean, who huve been in Helena for some time, returned Saturday to the home of Mrs. Holmes mother. Mrs. Ella Hay. Mrs. Rex Hughes of Helena passed through here Saturday en route to Tyler. Mo., for a visit witli her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam McAdams. Mr. and Mrs. Grier Moore and children. Harold mid Pansy Marie and Mr. and Mrs. Smith Brackir and son. Buster, and Mrs. Nellie Moore drove to Hnytl. Mo., Sunday for a visit with Mr.' and Mre. Harrj Moore. Mrs. Fiinntc Copelaml was the guest Saturday nlijlit and Sundaj THIS SUIT works white you real... Showin.T linn- Talm Beach Sails re- IjJn (heir smr.oth IhiK. Ench of these rummer suits, imrte of four totally (lldorcnl summer fabrics, was subjected lo prcrfscly the same mussing lr:atmcnt. Tivo scte of photographs \vcre taken: <l) immediately after mi;fsins: 121 after hanging the suit- up over-night. The Palm Bench Suit not. only wrinkled or mussed less than the others — but nlso showed truly iimazir.g facility in ths mailer ol "automatic recovery." (S^c actual photographs. In rach ca?£ photo nn left shows results after hanging). Mi*. Florence Hums. Mrs. Joe Terror and daughter, Miss Joan and Hoberl Tinslcy of Joiner. Ark., visited Mrs. Minnie Tuberrllli- Bunday. Orvllle Kcnins has returned from C':iraway. Ark., where lie visited for' n few weeks. Forrest McCormlrk of St. Louis is siiendtiuj a few days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Me- ' Cormlck. \ Mrs. Fannie Colcmcm and daughter. Mrs. Byron Holly, und Miss llynda Cnpehart altondrd the Colon Carnival at Memphis Friday. Mrs. M. K. Carter and son, Cieo. imninghnin. of lllylhcvllle. were riimier guesis of Mrs Minnie Tub- eivllie Sunday. Miss Naomi Pinkslun Is spiMidhig i lew days here with her mother mil father, Mr. ami Mrs. J. L FMnkstcn. before returning to Joncs- toro. where she 1ms been at'.end- ins Baptist college. Mrs. Price Taluin and daughter and son, Patsy and Dmiald. spent 1,1st week wiLti Mrs. Tatum's mother at Hragy.idocio. Mrs. Margaret. Perdue find Mrs licnn Powell will return Friday to R. Ultk, wid Mrs. T»ylor ot Tyler. Blbln Given Away NBW YORK. (UP)—During 1933 the American Bibk Society distributed 7,800.706 Bibles. Testaments Hixl smaller p;irts of Bible-.;. Scriptures In 155 Innxungcs and dialects were illstrlbulctl last year. Bwbye, U, HM LM« limt OIvOUCESTEB, O. (UP)—Robert Hooper, unbent by 86 yetn on ills nlioulder*, recently walked tbree lilies In 50 muiutei, In going to cull on a neighbor. The Jaunt included one unmually long, itctp hill. Always an early riser, Hooper vtas "on ttui road" at 4:20 a. m. Before you buy any true see and drive the new FORD V 6 Truck Delivers the Qoodi at Lower Coil Ind.. lifter spending a with relatives and South Betid, few weeks friends l:erC: Mrs. BcJc Wcod of lilylhcvlll new V 8 60 Now On Display at PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. Authorized Denier Phone 810-811 Blytheville, Ark. You won't need lo stretch HANES SHIRTS! THERE'S a lot more to a HANES Shirt than shows from the waist upt Look at the part from the waist down. HANES gives you loads ol length—enough to tuck »w»y and keep away. It won't cneak up out o'. your shorts, and wad at your waist! That's swell! But how's the width? . . . you say. 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SUMMER SUIT NO. 3 SVMMER SUIT NO. 4 Results of Wrinkling Tests on I'alm Beach antl other Summer Suits. See (he new White I'alm Beach—and Ihc new small checks (£• -| f\ Fi\ 18 NEW MEAD CLOTHING CO. "It's toasted" V Luckies are all-ways kind to your throat SAMSONBAK (Sinforiicd) Union-Suio WONDERWEKR WM.R. MOORE'S MEMPHIS ' Only the Center Leaves-these are the Mildest Leaves gj| HANES WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTORS

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