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April 16, 1959

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

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THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 1959 BLiTncyrLLE (ARK.T COURIER NEWS Frank G. Slaughter Reading Changed My Life PAGE nun 'i For (he »ec<wd year la a row, "Wake Up and Read" to"W * rajjnpaign cr> - ^ \ a <i olia | Library Week (April 12-18). U It* accompanying article, noted aullior Frank G. Slaughter preseaU his argument for that campaign. After World War II and a career u an. Army medical officer, he turned to full-time writing. Slaughter Isithe author of many best-sellers, the most famous «( which is "In a Dark Garden." *[ Copyright 1959 By FRANK G. SLAUGHTER ; Dlslrihuted by NEA Service S I can't 1 remember when I learned to read but it mftst have been at about the jage of five. In the log- walled, pre-Revolution, North Carolina farmhoue where I spfnt my boyhood there were few books except the Bible. Fortunately a maternal great- scientific world enthralled m« and Animal 'Odd-balls' Described uncje had subscribed to St. Nicholas, Argosy and others of the gr«»t old magazines, so thsre were stacks of them in the attic. During the years from six to eight, while studying al home be- cai^e the nearest school was three miles away, I thrilled to tl|e ad- veijtures of Get-Rich-Quick \Val- linlford, Frank Merriwell and a Host of other dime novel greats. When 1 finally went to school — in 3he sixth grade at the age of eigjit — I discovered a real treasure, a library of perhaps two dozen^books. Devouring these eager- Ij.jl embarked on an exciting adventure to new worlds. Actually I remember only a few titfes in tlie single bookcase, "Swiss Family Robinson," "Twenty ^Thousand Leagues Under the Seij," and a Rover Boy volume with a tale of Easter Island, but fr<§n then on I devoured every boik I could find, a habit I pursue stj, some 40 years later. j}i 1919 I entered the ninth gradi at^Oxford High School and in the hojjie of classmate Ivey Allen first erfcountered "The Book of Knowl edge." Now the wonders of the when, at M, I entered Trinity Col- ege, now Duke University, I naturally signed up for a pre-medical course, since it required more courses in science than any other listed. With the college library and th« Durham Public Library at my disposal, my world suddenly knew no limits. Everything went into the eager mill of my mind, from "Tarcan of the Apes" to "The While Company," with H. G. Wells on the side. Medical school and starting a surgical career left little time for reading in the late 20s and 30s. What time there was I devoted to a new hobby, fiction writing. Just before World War II began, a doctor friend gave me a seven volume surgical history of the.CM War and from it I absorbed an interest in medicine of that period. Lugging some 75 pounds of books across half the world on a voyage to Manila, I dug out the background for a novel recounting the adventures of a Civil War doc tor. Published just after the enc of the war, "In a Dark Garden' launched me on a career as i By FRANK CAREY Associated Prex Science Writer ATLANTIC Cm', N.J. Wl A bit of scientific treasure — 'thirslless dogs" — was reported :rom Ft. Knox, Ky., Wednesday. They were part of an odd-ball menagerie described in various reports to the 43rd annual meet- ng of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. Thirsty Monkeys Also listed were thirsty monkeys rained to get orange juice by pressing levers and puppies and pigs with hardening of the arter- ;s. The pigs exemplified an ironic Historical novelist. The Bible brought the most .recent change in my life. There I read again the beautiful accounts of Christ's ministry on earth and the early history of the Churcli in the writings of St. Luke, a physician. From this study came "The Road to Bithynia," a career as a biblical novelist, and ultimately my own life of Christ, "The Crown and the Cross." Eventually books became so important in my life that a new home had to be built to accommodate them, with the library, now numbering over a thousand volumes, as its center. From this literary mountaintop I can view the world both as it exists today and as it has existed through the ages. Who could possibly conceive of a better place to be? switch. Healthy enough while cat- ng their regular garbage of animal food, they developed atheros- clerosis after some scientists fed :hcm a human diet for six months. Three researchers of the Army's Medical Research Laboratory al Ft. Knox reported they hac achieved "selective and permanent elimination of water drinking" in a group of dogs by surgically removing an area of their rains. Thin* Urge They termed this a significant breakthrough In the quest for the detailed mechanics erf "how the 'urge to drink water' is en gendered in animals and men." The Army team offerred no views on how this knowledge might be applied to man's bene fit. Presumably the finding mighi stimulate further research to determine if some nonsurgica means might be employed l< check the thirst urge temporarilj in castaways al sea or in men lost in desert areas. The scientists said the brain area removed is called the per chiasmal area—a mothball-size< structure located at the base o the brain and lying directly back of the eyes, "Subsequent to the surgical removal of the area," they saic "dogs never again show any in terest in water. Yet Ihey remai fully oriented menially and ea solid and liquid food normally." Airman and Mrs. Glen Cope| :nd daughter and son, Vickie and David, have moved from Blythe- ille Air Force Base and are tern- wrarily with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Cope of Cape Girardeau. Airman Cope has been reassigned to three years duty In New- "oundland and will leave in early May, His wife and children will oin him in July. Mrs. Cope will be Ihe guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Childers after her msband's departure. Louis Henry, son of Mr. and HOLLAND NEWS By Mrm. Ed Hmpion Jr. Mrs. Roy Henry, will leave this month for Little Rock for Induc- ion inlo the Navy. From there IB will fly to San Diego, Calif., taval training base. Henry has )een locally engaged in construc- :ion work for the past year. Mr. and Mrs. Leon Hemmingway of Hayti visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Perry Taylor, Thursday. Accompanying the Hemmingways was their son Jimmy. Mrs. Hetnmingway Is the former Hazel Taylor. Mrs. Gervis Capps has spent several (lays in Memphis with her mother, Mrs. Ollie Frakes of Kennett, a patient at Methodist Hospital. Jim Fanner of Kilgore, Tex., spent the week-end with his wife and son. Farmer, until recently of Blytheville and Holland, will be joined next month by his family. Mrs. Farmer teaches in Holland junior high and high schools. Mr. and Mrs. J. P. McAnally and son, Paul Daryl, of Hayti were guests of their aunt and un cle, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hampton, Jr., and family a short time Sunday. They were enroute to Memphis where Paul Daryl entered Bonheur Hospital for surgery Monday. Recently visiting Phil Smith of Little Rock, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Lee Smith of Blytheville, were his uncle and aunt ami brothers, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Smith of Holland and Jo* and Mark Smith of Blythevitlt. Attending services of Oscar Moors of Jackson, Tenn. las weekend were his sister, Mr» Daisy Rushing, Mr. and Mr« l>awrenee Little, Mr. and Mrs Ralph Rushing, Mrs. Florence Owen, Mr. and Mrs. Rob Rush ing and Mrs, Elhyl Rushing. Bobby Smith drove to Memphl, Sunday where he was joined by his fiancee Miss Sarah Goodwin They were guests of her parents Mr. arid Mrs. Goodwin of Drew iss. From Flint, Mich,, Mrs. Beat ce Bradford, a former residen Holland, arrived over the week nd to visit her son and famil} r. and Mrs. Willard Bradfor nd son Stephen of Hayti. SAVE OVER »12 NOW AT DREIFUS N£W9 SPffD At/TOMAT/C « 1 T MIXER ^ JUICER MIXING DORMEYER MIXER DORMJYU MIXER, JUICE*, COOK BOOK |PAY as LITTLE as! $1 WEEKLY! 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Chinese patrol boats captured the men off the Shantung Ponin tula last Novenlber. 19. Receiving guests will he Mrs Arnold Moon of Cainarillo, Calif. Mrs. Floyd Smith of Stcele; Mrs D. K. Hudson of Knoxville, Twin. Mrs. Finis E. Holmes, Jr., Noble Colcman Capchart of Holland Pinnelt S. Capehart, Hollnnd and Mrs. Joe Cohoon of Holland. Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Moon o Camarillo, Calif., arrived Tlmrs WAKNINCt OUDKft IN THE CHANCERY CODBT, CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTT. ARKANSAS :ha Lois Greene, pM. vs. , No. M,UT R. E, Greene, dtt. The defendant, R. E. Given*, it icreby warned to appear within hlrly days In the court named la he caption hereof and answer tbt complaint of UM plaintiff, Elva ois^ Greene. Dated this fHh day of April, US*. By DONNO DI CICCO, D. C. SEAL CERALDINE LI8TON, Circuit Clerk.' By DONNA DI CICCO, D.C. W S. Radcr, Attorney First National Bank Building Blylheville, Arkansas C. M. Buck Attorney Ad Lltem Blytheville, Arkansai 4/WMMi In honor of (heir parent's 5«h dny and while here are being en edding anniversary the seven ons and daughters of Mr. and Irs. Noble Capehart are having pen house in the Capehart home ust west of Caruthcrsville April tcrtained by Mrs. Floyd Smill and Mrs. Joe Colioon at .various social evenls. The Moons lived in Holland and Carulhersville unti a few years ago. Remember: Pay Your Paper Boy SCRATCH-ME-NOT WITH ITCH-^IE-NOT! Ap|ily 1TCII-MK-NOT. In IS mln- uU'j. if the Itch n«<!i icntthlni, Cot ynur 4»c back, you fMl tb< nu'dlcatlun lake hold to quiet the llch In minutes; waich hcaltblj, clear skin come on, Get 1TCH-ME* NOT Irom any druiglit lor «t«r- n.U tkln Irrllatloni. NOW at Kirk? Hros. OrUR Co. HOUSE FULL OF FURNITURE DOWN DELIVERS BEDROOM SUITE LIVING ROOM SUITE DINETTE SUITE !^*JJL DT-^n—-**©^ iT*r Now You Can Furnish 3 Rooms for Only Vow Save More At Moore's!" MOORE FURNITURE CO. 306 E. 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