The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 18, 1951 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 18, 1951
Page 8
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TAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, SEl^TEMBER 18, 1981 HAL BOYLE'S COLUMN Note to Inventors: Forget The Mousetrap and Invent A Better Cup of Coffee NE\V YORK—(/Pj—The great American tragedy today lj the •versge cup of coffee. The average cup of coffee is what the Average man gets when he •sks for a good cup of coffee. And it makes him madder than corruption In government, the decline of youthful morals, or • note In liLs sock. He is willing to put up with most of the blemishes of an imperfect world. He will face up to the fact life has him behind the 8-ball; he will, under pressure, ntUnit to certain small defects in his own character; he does not, ordinarily, complain that all horse races are fixed Just because the horse he bet on lost. In most things he will take the bitter with (he sweet. But- not when it comes to his cup of coffee. Here he stands four-square against any compromise, He wants exactly what he wants, and nothing else will make him happy. And the real issue before the people every day is: How to gel a good cup of coffee. Not a good cup of nickel coffee. That issue has been fought out and lost. The problem is where to gel an honest-to-fInvor cup of coffee that w!H reach down into the gnawing morning anxiety of a man and say. "there, there, everything's going to be all right today." Nothing Goes Kighl Give a man the wrong cup of coffee, however, and nothing can make his day right. He wili criticize his own mother-in-law and detect hidden flaws In her daughter. He'll sins ft song of woe until twilight. Why is it so difficult to get a good cup of coffee? Brewing It is no magic art. handed down secretly from generation to generation. Basically, it is the alchemy of coffee, water at the right temperature, and time. You mix them together in the proper proportions—and you get good coffee. The classic formula for coffee: "It should be hot as Hades, black • H midnight, and strong ELS a good woman's love/' If you get a cupful of that, It doesn't make much difference whether -somebody dropped eggshells in (he pot to settle it. You can thicken it with sugar, or thin it with fat eresim. But you can't wreck It, The average cup of drugstore or cafeteria coffee, however, is more likely to be nothing but lukewarm, grey liquid fog caught in crockery. It has the personality of swamp mist, slrnhicd through sulphur, and bitter as an old regret. Though it be served in a vessel of beaten gold—ami it isn't—the stomach detects It as a fraud and grumbles In rebellion. It misses the mellow bile of authority, the true fragrance. East ami west and north and south the daily search goes on, the great American quest—for an authentic cup of coffee. The rcstaunmt proprietor who can distil! it properly need never slay up nights trying to invent : better mousetrap. The world will ben A path to his door—and then bca In the door, it necessary, to get a ! cup But there is one ingredient niosi places don't seem to employ. They nre trying to get a cup of coffee without using coffee. And that mir acle no one has wrought. Illinois Jumps the Gun; Buys 4c Stamps Early LINCOLN. 111.. Sept. 18. (AD — Postmaster Floyd Durst says Lincoln residents nre careless readers. They already liavc begun buying two stamps for postcards uncl four cent stamps for letters. Actually, such an increase merely has been proposed in Congress—not approved. WANT ROW'S FREED—Demonstrating afiainst nations still holding prisoners ot war. these German ex-POW's paraded in Bonn, with signs like this, showing a POW behind barbed wire, with the slogan "Don't Forget Us." The Western allies have long since repatriated all their prisoners, but many are still held behind the Iron Curtain. { Arkansas Set For Big Boost In Washington WASHINGTON, Sept. 18. (&)— Arkansas, its products and attrao ions, comes in for a big boost this week at the convention of the Na- .ional Association of Postmasters. Headed by Harold Jenks, Plggott, Ark,, the Arkansas contingent to I he convention has assembled and put on display at the Statlor Hotel a big collection of products grown and made in the home state. They also have numerous brochures telling of Arkansas tourist attractions. "I like to beat the drums for Arkansas," Jcnks said. A group of pretty girls from Arkansas, headed by Miss Helen Brown, will hand out Arkansas literature and samples at the display room. Miss Brown, whose home is Jonesboro, is on the staff of Rep. Gain- ings (D-Arkt. Fechteler Says Navy Trained to Use A-Bomb WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, WPj Acini. William Fechteler said yesterday the Navy now has carrier crews trained to handle atomic bombs. He said this includes both men in the ship crews and those who flj the carrier planes. Taste it! You'll agree—silken, is the word for Wdken's. 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