The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 28, 1953 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 28, 1953
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WEDNESDAY, JAN, 28, 19B3 OSCEOLA NEWS BLYTHEVIIXB (ARK.) arr •-.--•-. ;»• T f •¥> Of a Variety of. Jobs, DonaldWertz Thinks He'll Stick to Teaching "Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do ib with all thy might." This passage from the Bible will no doubt Mun through your head ns it did "nnlne when you look at those brawny hands of Donald Wertz, They aren't the hands of a man who Is afraid of hard work. Seeing him hold an open text book, you are aware they could hold a hammer and saw equally well. He's a man of many talents. Mr. Wertz was born in Purcell, Okla., but adds quickly, all those born in Oklahoma aren't. Indians nor do they own oil wells. His family moved on a farm near Conway ArkX when he was seven years old' The old proverbial one-room, one- teacher school house three miles from Conway gave Mr. Werlz ' his foundation. He attended this little school until he finished the seventh grade. He then attended "town school" and walked the six miles every day and usually got there, he said before school took up. When he was graduated from high school In Conway. his parents moved near Arkansas Slnte Touchers College for him to continue his education, and to be fn town where he could get a job on Saturdays and on holidays !n order that he might attend summer school. His first summer school' was at the University of Colorado. The second summer, he attended ^raching school at Southern Meth- UMist University in Texan where he received Ills training under the greit Kuute Rockne. Mr. Wcrtz got, his first teaching »nd coaching job at Forrest Citv He taught science. He was only 20 and It was no easy .job trying to convince some that were twice his the everyday life of the average individual but a lot of times, nnd in this ; particular cnse, lie not only convinced Ihem that age was no barrier, but was asked to rome back the next year. The job didn't pay very much and it wouldn't, have been worth it. * * * WHILE TO a young man who didn't know the meaning of thrift but for Donald Wertz lie managed to save si.100 in the two years he snent in Forrest Citv. The following' y<"ir. he entered the University of Minnesota where he could live with on older sister and pay his tuition- I" the colleee. During' his year there, he worked during the holl- 0":'s when others were takin'g-vaTNf- tion. "The following year, I Accepted « teaching and coaching job; in St A'loustine, Fla.. but," continued Mr Wertz, "when I got there,! Jiad no teaching certificate to tench in the. Southern Association because I had V B<-ne to the North Central Associ- ' ntion. "rn those days, a i temporary cer- | tificnte couldn't be obtained, so I only worked there part of the year. It was too late to apply In another Gchool and I could see my mender savings for a higher education disappear in mid-air. For the next four years, I taught and coached in four different schools. Salaries were not getting any better and at my last teaching Job, which was in Monette, I met my future wife, Mi<^ Leone Calllcott, who taught music In Blytheville. As all young people who are .normal, want to do, we wanted to get married but I was making only $90 a month and. I couldn't, ask Leone to be my wi/e on a salary like that. I gave up my teaching career for the time being to accept the job as agent for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, with headquarters in Osceola. "THAT WAS Iri May ,1935. I had never .worked at anything but teaching and I wasn't loo sure of myself as a salesman and that's what you have to be to work for 'an Insurance company," he continued "but I did pretty good because In g three months I felt like I was now ^ able to support a wife, so Leone and I were married in August. After we were, she probably had a different idea about by being able to support a wife ss ! suggested to her I va« going to build a two-room cabin for ns to live iri and that I wns going to do Ihe work myself, she wasn't too elated over her future home She was like any girl would be she was expecting everything to come at once and a two-room cabin setting on Miracle Cushion Holds False Teeth Tight and Firm Snag Denture Cushions are » mumph of science, • sensational new plastic re-lining that gels rid of the annoyance and irritation of looae, badly fitting falsa teeth. Snug eases sore, irritated gum* due to looie fitting dentures. Applied in a few minutes, maket the wobbliest plates stay firmly, in place-sives perfect comfort. Eat corn-on-the-cob, atealcs, »nples - talk, laugh at you please — plates "stay put," firmly, solidly. Harmless to guma or dentures. Snug re-lineri can last from 2 lo 6 month?. Stays soft and pliable —does not harden anil ruin plate. Peels right out when replacement Is needed. No • daily bother with adhfilves. Get Snuz Pen lire. Cushions lodayl 2 liners for . DonaM Wertz . . . likes leaching best. . , an acre of ground wasn't what the row, how proud I was of our first home I had built myself. It was crude but at the time I didn't think it could be improved upon," smiled Mr. Wertz. "We both worked and saved our money and the following year, I itarteii our real home. We would vork for three or four months and save every penny we could and the money we had on hand went into building our home. Neither of us wanted to BO Into debt so we paid as we went along, some"'' couples would have gotten impatient and given, up but we never: did, and in 18 months I (had completed the house,;enough jo.move.out ot,-avf cabin. I had to hire Mr'. ~Ert mii* to make my chimney, but -1 mixed the mortar, carried it to him, and handed the brick by-brick and by sundown the chimney was built. "Tills WAS done on Sunday and Leone predicted it would fall down but r kept telling her the ox was in the ditch. When time came to lay the hardwood floors. I did all the rough work but called in Mr. Sheltoh from Blytheville to lay it, with my helping him and having everything laid out for him right where he could reach it, he completed the job in a day and a half. "I had learned house wiring when I was a senior In high school. A bov Eion of the air transport Command rmif d ™ thir<1 ° Ilerat1onnl tri '™"8 •- - "»"•> "«y». -inai :s me be: Unit. There were .500 sent there, reminder In the world," added M ! was one of the three sent as a:. Wertz. "All children nre a engineer instructor. I was quite to leave the buildinz as in ' Pro'-d to have been selected lor the the bell rings and walk up lob. For n year.f continued Mr. Werlz, "I was aerial Instructor en- gltmer at the base Ihon trilnsfered into non-com in charge of engineering in pilot ground school. ."WE WKKK training on C-46 car- eos, teaching the'future pilots what makes an airplane lick before they took their flight training. I learned everything and taught everything about the nie~ch'nnism of a plane and flew with the pilots in the capacity of an engineer but I never d|d fly plane. That's the way Uncle Sam trains his men," laughed Mr. Wcrtz. "After two nnd one-half years in Reno, I was discharged In October, 1945. I catnc back to Osceola and worked for Godfrey White ns manager of his vegetable farm, near Cape, Mo. Practically all his labor were J«ps. When California cleared them out to be sent to detention camps, Godfrey negotiated for eight families from the camp near McOehce, Ark. The parents wcro born iu Japan nnd were experts in vegetable growing. " "I, shall never forget," continued Mr. WeYtz, "two of the young sons fought In Italy with the American Army fuict were-as loyal citizens as you would wnnt to meet. One of the boys, named Tad Kainedol, was one of the most delightful young men I ever met. His chest was well decorated with campaign ribbons. He had-been educated in n fine school in California "n»il- understood why his family was being guarded as they were. Neither he nor the rest of the families were bitter. They were we!! adjusted and not one lime did they try to escape nor did they complain. Tlie following year, after my exixn'ienccs on the vegetable farm I was hired as a Held representative for the Mississippi Valley Canning Company. "In January, 1018, I was asked lo fill the unexplred term for the math teacher in Osceola High School. As of today," he smiled. "I have taught every subject In school, but Home Economics. When Mrs. C. L. Moore retired as high school principal, I assumed that position along with four math courses, one French class, and, ns my predecessor, I automatically became the sponsor of the senior- class. , "[.AST SUMMER," conliliucd Mr. •Wcrtz," I received my master's degree In education at Memphis State College. I nm planning to enter Peabody' College -in June to start working on my D. E, D. I received rny B. s. ami B. A. degrees in Education at Arkansas State Teachers College." 1 Mr. Werlz has a special technique In punishing a student, wliich he claims works wonders. "First of all," he IJEgnn. "treat a student according to the way he,acts in school. If he acts like an ndiill, then -treat him like an adult. Don't punish him Cor what he did unless lie repeals II, then let him fix his own punishment. That self discipline system will make them remember. "I have found out througl friend of mine and r would take our time off that was given for senior prmiedges and go out and work for 30 cents an hour with some of the electricians in town nnd I learned enough from that experience to do the wiring in my new home with the aid of a young man, Paul Roberson, who was working for the government fleet here' in Osceola at the time.' ' Along came World War II, and Mr. Wertz was drafted in June 1942. "As H lot of passer-bys on Highway 61 north of Osceoln will remember seeing game working on my house and tending my garden in shorts. - ««- uuuugu my They can well imagine what a con- S'enrs of working with young people trast llmt was to those heavy army tn a' a student doesn't have n grudge clothes that they give you at Cam *>n.,<»^ i,;~ i—i.— ^.. —._ _ . . Robinson," . continued Mr. \Veri t , — ... ~...<.^ UJ ^ac. ,v,, CII ,„ and to make it even worse. I was 'Is pinned down, he'll admit he i, sent to Texas for. my .basic training, wrong in bringing his feelings to July and Augtatire-MS In Osceola school and:. it-isn't the school even with shorts on," he continued, """ ' " ' but there's another name for Texas those two months. Breaking In army clothes is hard at its best. I was transfered," con- e-«." tinued Mr. Wertz to Rcsecrans Field dent, in St. Joseph, Mo., where I leak aerial engineer training. Cc'nplet- .IIJUIJJKJ imng i advocate " Ing my training where, I also taught (limed Mr. Werlz. "When' a ,.,.- m the aerial Engineer school on the d?nt persists In talking during "T^, • ' *•' V classes, or comes dragging hi late leaving there, I n;ns sent to Be- every morelns, I'let them fix their no, r,ev., where the.Ferrying Divi- own punishment nnd they will usu- Finn nf t>in oiV t*-.i>*pTiA..i ,-->„ .. , ,,11,, r nt -, t - i _...,. ujit ally set it lo. stay in afler school for so many ijays. That is the best the teacher he. is mad fit. Afte, reasoning with' him, he usually sees his mistake and after that he. takes on a different, attitude on the school grounds, and makes a better stu- "Honor system in punishment Is anoiher tiling I-.advocate," con- I*AGB THUHi STARR GAZING Democrat still—" I'll bet'clm one thing, he's keeping very still, long about now, wnnna bet? Remember back In 1940 when Franklin D, Roosevelt made n speech In Boston, he pledged American parents to the non-participation of this country, in Ihe wnr in these 1I)? o, words: "And while I am talking to ""i\a you mothers and fathers, I give you f you mentioned Hurrv Llllis Crosby In a crowd. I'll bet there • one more assurance. I have said this before, but I shall say It again and ngain and again. Your boys are not going lo lw sent Into any foreign wars." Dla Bla Bla. A double minded person is unstable In all his ways. -- you garden club members, you might like .to know that "Priapus" is classical mythology; was the God of Gardens. Tribulation workcth patience: and patience, experience;, ence, hope. and experi- Gold was discovered In California Jan. 24, 1848. •The law of life is that we grow and improve: Like a lot of other laws, they are oflcn broken. What has happened to KllroyJ. Deceit Is In the heart of them tiuit imagine evil. William McKinley, the 25th president of tlie United Slates, was born exactly 110 years ago tomorrow. He was shot and mortally wounded at Buffalo, N. Y.. by a Polish anarchist, Leon Czolgosz. Remember the fancy meerschaum pipes the young blades used to smoke? Last week was kinder bad on ihe paper boys so if you didn't get your paper on time, it was due to some of them having flu, substi tutes had to be used. If your supply of jelly Is running low. make a few glasses of orange marmalade to fill In and It is twice as simple to make as jelly aild it's also mighty fine on a piece of raisin toast. Here's how: Peel four oranges and slice thin. Be sure to remove the seeds. Peel one lemon and also slice thin. Put this in a large size vessel nnd add* 6 cups of water. Cover and boil for 25 minutes. Remove from heat and ndd 4Vi cups of sugar. Stir until dissolved. Place back on the stove tuid boil briskly for 40 minutes. Pour into sterilized glasses. When cool, with another. They are like adults in that respect; they don't want to miss out on anything, and staying in after school for a week makes them lose contact so the following weeks (hey .get to school on ,'time and do their talking out of '.class'. *''•'.''• "With the various Jobs I've had .since graduating - from college, I have definitely made up my mind to stick with school leaching until Father Time catches up with me and leaves n little note on my desk telling me I've reached the age of retirement." uld be mighty few know erc talking about Blug. Remember when ci-ossword puz- les leaped into popularity back in 1323? Little did anyone think they ., >tars ' eo1 " 6 £tro "B "'">' You're an old-timer If you re- iiiembcr when young girls (and old ladies too) wore boudoir caps to keep (heir flowing tres.5cs under control. The season of Ihe year doesn't make the perfect rtny. Every month In the year hns rare days. That old saying, "ns rare as a day In June." What's so r«re about June? I know It's to rhyme with moon, spoon'' doom and boom. There is no word to rhyme with January. Leastwise I've never heard of 11. Imagine n baby wearing a litlle lace cap with rosettes on the sides as big as your list. That was the fashion for babies 35 years ago I don't see how they kept from hav- Sce STAItu GAZING on l'a e e 7 On the Social Side... Mts/S Mi's* Pin Honored Evelyn jenn pigg - eloct was complimented Wednesday night svltli a dinner party when Mrs. Milton Pope and her daughter, Mrs. Freddie Bannister Jnvilfd 16 young women to dinner followed by bridge. The affair was given at the home of Mm. Harry Driver. ' The guests were seated at small Inbles that were centered with small bouquets of mixed spring flowers. Miss PlBg was nttlred in an early spring dress of honey colored taf- feln. Ttie full skirt was Joined to a tight fitting basque top. The hos- te.sses presented the honoree china. Thursday night seven tables of liridBc and cnnasla followed a dessert course when Mrs. J. w. Edrlng- lon.' Mrs. Madeline Campbell, and Mrs. \v. 13. Flnimisan entertained in the I'lntmlgiin A bridal tlieme was can-led out In the Ice cream slippers and small rakes arranged In paper frUls forming' nosegays. , Tlie honoree was presented a plnce setting In her silver pattern by the hostesses. For this affair, she ^chose a powder blue taffeta Snrliig dress studded In rhlnestoncs. The dress featured n removable jacket. The hostesses pinned a corsage ol blue Dutch iris nnd sweet- for Miss Plgg homo. heart roses at her (houSder, Mis. w. C. Mason waj high uoro winner in bridge, Mtx Mary Ehi- abeth Balleau won second and Mm. Ed Wiseman won high ht th« c«- nasta games, . , Mrs. Ilalnh Wilson compllnMotad Miss Pigg Friday night when ihe gave a dessert bridge «nd Mnen sliower In her honor. The valenMnt theme was carried out | n the dewr* course and In the floral dscoratiotu. A red and white parasol centered the dining table and beneath It were the shower gifts for Miss Pigg. .The hostess presented her with a pair or matched sheet* and pillow cases. Miss pigg wore a beige silk shantung frock. Mrs. Wilson pinned n heart shaped corsage of red and white carnations on the honore*. .Mrs. Charles Wilks wa« a tea. guest. Mrs. Billy Barber won high score nnd Mrs. A. B. Bradley won See OSCEOLA NKW8 on PM« t CROUPY COUGHS* t FIRSJ SWALLOW DR. DRAKE'S y/1 His equipment must be Pi SO SHOULD YOUR MOTOI OIL! A paratrooper can'l allbrd needlus Surpasses the Recommendations oil U.S. Gar Makers! 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