The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 31, 1949 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, August 31, 1949
Page 5
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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 1949 BLTTHEVILLJ5 (JOX.J COURCT MCWI Bearded Butler Countians Stage Big Celebration PAGETTVB POPLAR BLUIT, Mo, Auj. 31., (AP)—Butler County men with flowing beards and women attired In swishjr dresses, the rage a century ago, tossed out th« welcome mat today to thousands of visitors as the four day Butler County Centennial celebration got under way. Streets of the city were Jam- packed early In the day with the largest crowd ever gathered in the downtown section. Mayor Elber Robinson, urging residents to greet visitors with a hearty handshake and a smile, praised the work of the centennial committee headed by Leo Baumgart, Aerial bombs and other noise- makeiK were lo announce formal opening of the celebration at 1:30 this afternoon. That also will signal the start of a float parade consisting o[ "Hi units and 19 bands /rom a* many southeast Missouri and northeast Arkansas communi- •^'An entire city block has been designated as the honor section of the celebration. Hundreds ol chairs have been placed in the block for use of old persons unable to stand lor the parade and other festivities "We are honoring the pioneers who founded the county 100 years ago." said Baumgart. "and we w to honor those pioneers still with us " To Select Queen Selection of a county queen was scheduled for late today and a banquet and dance for the girls participating in the queen contest will be held tonight. Store windows have been filled with articles commonplace 50 to 100 years ago. One hotel- has installed an old wooden hitching rack and watering trough in front and the windows contain information 'Tables for Ladies." and "Stables for Horses/' Farm exhibits and contests for farmers are provided at the Bacon Park each day of the celebration and the entire county has declared i four-day holiday for tliis "once in one hundred years" event. The climax to six months of whiskers growing by the male i»p- ulation will be Friday morning when the "Brothers of the Brush and Sister.s of the Swish" parade will be followed by Judging of the Ions whiskers and the old style \vo- ^icn's attire and the awarding of "vises. UENGTH' 324 FT. WEIGHT- 55,000 LiS 875,000 CU. FT. • GAS BAG (HELIUM) SNORKEL CHASER—Above is an artist's sketch of the Navy's new giant blimp being built by the Goodyear Aircraft Corp, at Akron, O. Designed as the largest nonrigid airship ever built, th« blimp's greatest value will be in long-range ocean patrols. It can hover over a given spot almost indefinitely in search of the underwater-breathing snorkel submarines. Vital statistics on the airship are included in boxes above. The blimp will bo able to refuel in Bight by dropping a fuel line to a surface ship. It will re-ballast by scooping up —" ». water. Inflated with non-inflammabl* helium, the air giant will be equipped with an elect '-operated wtoci lor air-tea ttacue work. Kansas Truck Driver Is Burned to Death OOI.OGAH. Okla., Aug. 31. </!>>A truck driver, lying unconscious beside his wrecked truck, was burned to death late last night. He was Identified by the highway patrol as Herbert O. Skidmore. 51, of Coffeyville, Kas. The "truck overturned on U. S. 169 three miles north of Oologah. \ It burst into names and was destroyed. A trailer, loaded with household loads, broke loose from the truck. Skirimore was driving for the Chief Trucking Lines of Kansas City. Mo., ' enroute from Kansas City to Tulsa. i WE, THE WOMEN By Ruth Milletl, NBA Slafl \Vriler Women Should Warn Hubby If He's a Reckless Driver "Of course, I wouldn't say mis, cnse htr of being a back-seat dl'iv- to Bob. But it was bound to hap- j er. pen some day. You know how fast • LET'S NOT PRETEND Steamer Missing As Typhoons Rake Japanese Coast TOKYO. Aug. 31. </P>— A typhoon will) winds up to 80 miles an hou struck Tokyo tonight. First Japanese reports said t steamer with 50 passengers aboard was missing off the China coast WILSON NEWS By Mr*. B. r. Boyle* Lawrence Manlker, Jr., of Mem- phU «pent the week end with his unclt, M. J. Maniker, and lamlly. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brasfield 9! Memphis were the week end Kiiests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Bussey, and family. Mrs. W. L. Wadsworlh and children jnd Mrs. J. J. Bussey and son Jimmy, were In Memphis Monday. Jerry Ryals and Mickey Clssell returned home Saturday from Lake Providence, La., where "they visited their brother and unt, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ryals. J. H. Whitaker and Parker Bowin visited relatives In Savanah, fenn., Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Furman of Rockey Mountain, N.C., have returned to their home alter a visit with her aunt Mrs. Maurice Lynch, and family at Nodena. A. L. Greenwell, Misses Patsy Greenwell and Vera BrtnlUey, Phelan Cash and Mr. and Mrs. Buford Boyles attended the Wilson vs Lake City baseball game in lake City. Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Parker Bowen entertained with a fish-fry last Wed nesday night at their home. Guests Included Mrs, c. C. Bowen and Mr. and Mrs. Billy Boweri and y of Osceola and Mr. and Mn r. J. McAffee of Wilson. Mrs. ana Mrs. Leroy Koch and son, Don of Luxor* were the guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. GIo»- er Tales, and family, Sunday.' Mr. and Mrs. Benton Gairelt and son, Jimmy, returned home Saturday after a 10-day vaca!l«n at Rock-a-way Beach In Missouri. Ray McDanlel of West Memphis was the guest of Braley Pyland last week. Mr. and Mr«. Buford Boyles. Jr., were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs Jerry Hayes, Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Gene Buchanan of Kerrville, Tenn., spent the weekend with her mother, Mrs. Eva Elklns. Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Conner and small (laughter, Cheran, spent the weekend with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Buford Boyles and family. The Rev. Reese S. Howard of Jonesboro will conduct a revival at the Wilson Baptist Church beginning Sept. 4 through Sept. 14. Olcn Wood of Paragould will conduct the singing and have charge of youth work. Mr. and Mrs. Jot Brown Gwyn and baby ;ere the guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Banks and family In Tyronza Sunday. Elephant latt Money ANTWERP, Belgium—<*•)—A „„] miner from the Chartered area was pulling his wallet out of hl« pocket to give his son a little money to buy crackers and nuls for an «lt- ph&nt la the Antwerp «oo. Th4 elephant picked up the wallet and quietly swallowed It. The ele^unl got no nuts or cracker*. The mint worker got hl» mon«» back from uuurane*. Read Cor- r Ntwa Want Ada. APPLES APPLES One of the Largest Apple Orchards on Crowley's Ridge now Harvesting Tree Ripened Apples. RED APPLES GOLDEN APPLES Wholesale & Retail at Orchard 50c Per Bushel & Up Special Price to Trucker* and Stores VISITORS WELCOME JESSUP-MILLER ORCHARD JONESBORO, ARK. <i Mite North of Joitesboro City l.imlli On North Church Street Road he drives." said a wife whose husband had that day landed in a hospital a'fter an accident that never would have happened if he had not been speeding. No, she'd never admit to Bob that his accident was a direct result of reckless driving. His driving) had been scaring her to death years, but about it. Such fun has been marie of women's back-seat driving that women let men tak.; chances with their own necks and with the lives of their wives and children, rather than "back-seat drive." From the time a girl starts dating, she thinks she has to put up with any kind of driving. She may be shaking inside because her date has had too much to drink to be at the wheel of a car. or becaitse he's in a show-off mood and has decided to find out just how fast the old bus will go. But she puts a smile on her face and acts as non- And if she has tile misfortune to marry a man who hasn't outgrown the tendency to drive witii a flourish and take chances when lie's at the wheel of a car. she goes right on being a good sport about his driving. She pretends with him when he h for j sets into minor trouble that it iained the other driver's fault instca^ calling a spade a spade and saying: "Look here, you had it coming ant! Police Chief Psychologist Gives Speeders Warning CLAYTON. N.M. (AP)—Instead of a speeding ticket. Police Chief ! Emmet Coble took a earful of hur- i rying tourists to see some smashed ; up cars. . i t "Wa have a nice city," the chief id, "and like to have motorists riri« slow enough to see it. We also have some nice eating places." The: he released the visitors. They ate in Clayton, too! Do you know. that Holds your Coat or Suit on Layaway until November 15 • pay the bo I- once in convenient installments across Tokyo Bay from this capita] of about 4,000,000 residents. No serious damage was reported immediately in Tokyo, where Gen. Douglas MacArthur ar.d his occu- There were numerous power failures. The wind blew trees and telephone poles across streets. Heavy rains accompanied the typhoon. The greatest danger lo the low lying Kanto plains around Tokyo was from flooding rivers. The United States harbor masler in Yokohama, about 40 miles south- carefully you're going to cast of hoie. sciid the storm had not As long as men insist on doing the driving when they family car. xvomen have a perfect right to back-seat drive, v.'hen back-feat driving is indicated. Alter all. just because a man is willing to risk his own life doesn't give him the right to risk the lives nd children. And his wife doesn't tell him off, who is going to? all, nobody is going to ac- A MESSAGE TO OUR SUBSCRIBERS IN THE CITY OF BLYTHEVILLE NOW OFFERS YOU MORE THAN EVER AT SHELTON MOTOR CO. 30,000 MILE GUARANTEE! IN COOPERATION WITH THE WOLF'S HEAD MOTOR OIL CO., SHELTON MOTOR CO. GUARANTEES TO MAKE ABSOLUTELY FREE-OF- CHARGE ANY REPAIRS OR REPLACEMENTS TO ALL LUBRICATED PARTS OF THE MOTOR, CHASSIS, AND GEARS WHICH MIGHT OCCUR DURING THE FIRST TWO YEARS OF OPERATION OR UNTIL THE CAR HAS BEEN DRIVEN 30,000 MILES, WHICHEVER OCCURS FIRST. YES, WHEN YOU BUY A NASH, YOU GET A CAR THAT'S GUARANTEED. FOR YOUR NEXT CAR SEE Tfc^ Shelton Motor Co. 215 South Second Phone 4438 The Courier News has recently undergone a change of procedure in the city circulation department. Since you are the chief concern of that department it is only fair that you know and understand the way it is operated. Your carrier is now what newspaper people call "A Little Merchant". He is a free agent, buying his papers and selling them back to you for a small margin of profit. He must pay for your paper each week. Many people do not want to pay their paper bill weekly; therefore you can pay in advance quarterly, semi-annually or annually at the Courier News office. If you are a paid-in-advance subscriber and you leave town or for •ome other reason your paper is stopped, proper credit will be refunded upon request. If you are a paid-in-adrance subscriber and you do not renew your subscription at its expiration date, you will be automatically changed to the weekly basts. Our circulation department has endeavored to make this cliange with the least possible inconvenience to you and we will be giad to discuss •ny problem* that you might have regarding this matter. Under thi« UTTLE MERCHANT SYSTEM (which is employed by the majority of newspapers) your carrier DEPENDS UI'ON YOU for his pay. H« has more incentive to do a good job and it will enable him to learn more of the basic principlei of business. TODAY'S NEWSPAPER BOY IS TOMORROW'S LEADER

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