The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 28, 1967 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, November 28, 1967
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Page Twelve — Blylheville (Ark.) Courier News — Tuesday, November 28, l9Sf ColoniaDublan,Chihuahua:APresidentialFactor? NOTE—Gov. = . of , Michigan, who formally threw his hat into the presidential ring last week, E DIT 0 R 'S George Romney was born in Mexico. His parents i ticians and lawyers debate the were U.S. citizens. Does he still point and a .little town in Mexico qualify as a "natural born citi- suddenly becomes a factor in zen" of the United States? Poli- the quest for the presidency of POWERFUL PATTERNS are formed V>y followers of the Mchercn Shoshu school of Buddhism as they participate in a gymnastic exhibition at Tokyo's National Stadium during the sect's annual cultural festival. NEW YORK (AP) - Things a | away from home. columnist might never know if he didn't open his mail: Members of European royalty once used to paint the Veins in their temples bright blue so that the lower classes would be sure to recognize they were blue- blooded. The stripes on zebras, like the fingerprints of human beings, are individualistic. No two patterns are exactly alike. Since zebras commit few crimes, however, no massive file of their markings has been made. The male ostrich lias a fun in life, but he pays for the end. Although he has several wives, they generally insist on laying all their eggs in one nest — and then largely leave to him the task of hatching them. You don't have to be big to cause trouble. Viruses are so small that 25 million could huddle on the head of a pin. Yet they create ailments ranging from polio to mumps and warts. By spreading the "common cold" they cost $5 billion a year and 150 million lost workdays in the United States alone. How thick is the earth's hardened crust? About 15 to 20 miles in most places, 3 or 4 miles in coastal areas, and up to 35 miles beneath the Rocky Mountains. Quotable notables: "I venture to suggest that patriotism is not a short and frenzied outbu.Vt of emotion but the tranquil and seady dedication of a lifetime." —Adlai E. Stevenson. How many people can the earth feed? No one knows the real limit, but some scientists estimate the full use of nuclear- generated power—it could pump desalted sea water into arid areas—would make possible the i Today In History By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Tuesday, Nov. 28, the 332nd day of 1967. There are 33 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1520, the Por- the United States. Here is a look at Colonia Dublan, Chihuahua, Mexico, the town where Romney was born. By ROBERT H. JOHNSON JR. Associated Press Writer COLONIA Dublan, Mexico (AP) —It is the Mexico you read about: harsh desert, tawny grasslands, vaqueros riding, blue mountains, villages of sunbaked mud. And then—can it be true?— prim, two-story, red brick houses with red-haired boys romping under tfie trees. This is Colonia Dublan, Chihuahua—birthplace of George Romney, the man who could become the first foreign-born president of the United States. "Isn't it just like any other Western town?"said a plump, middle-aged grandmother with a note of civic pride. Yes, but- Among the Victorian bricks squat Mexican adobe houses. Along the one paved street and the rutted, dirt side streets wander dogs, horses and ambling cattle. Here is a school, rows of glass panes winking, sharply angled, low-slung contemporary, fenced with steel chain links. And there in the school yard,.! herded by tall, fair-skinned teachers briskly calling good mornings in English to James and Estella, the children line up for the flag ceremony. They stand stiffly at attention, right hands rigid over their hearts-in knife-edge salute while they change the pledge of allegiance, in Spanish, and the autumn breeze unfurls the red, white and green—the flag of Mexico. George Romney's parents, Gaskell Romney and Anne Pratt, grew up here as children of Mormons. Colonia Dublan was one of a series of colonies established as havens for polygamists in the 1880s by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But the colonists, along with other Mormons, gave up plural marriage after the church accepted federal law and began excommunicating polygamists in 1890. George Romney's parents were monogamous. In the fighting and fears of the Mexican revolution in 1912, Gaskell and Anne Romney fled with some 2,000 other.Mormons into the United States in a movement unfailingly called The Exodus here. George Romney was then 5. The U.S. Constitution says that the president must be'a "natural born citizen." Romney is a citizen because his parents were citizens. He says studies in the past have shown that the Constitution was not intended to deprive children born of citizens abroad of ttieir chance to become president. But Isidor Blum, a former professor of constitutional law at New York Law School, wrote recently in the New York Law Journal that the authors of the Constitution meant born within they the United States when wrote "natural born." He WILSON NEWS MRS. ff. A. HOOAN Jr. Mrs. W. A. Lindsay entertained her bride club last Tuesday night at her home with all members present. Upon arrival guests were seated at the dining room ta-. ble for a dessert of mince meat pie and coffee. Centering the table was an arrangement of yellow chrysanthemums. On the buffet was a fall arrangement centered with giant pumpkin pierced with arrows, Indian corn, pecans, a duck decoy and other fall symbols. Winners at bridge were Mrs. Donnie McDaniel high, Mrs. Jerry Cullom second high and Mrs. Ralph Robinson bridge. Mr. and Mrs. Bob Dixon and children, Scott and Mark of Little Rock spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hudson Wren. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wiley and daughter of Lufkin, Tex., spent the weekend with his brother and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Wiley. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Lovett of Parma, Mo., spent Friday night and Saturday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Broughton Lovett. Among those from Wilson attending the Tennessee - Ole Miss game in Memphis Saturday were Mr. and Mrs. Joe Gwyn, Mr. and Mrs. John Ellis, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Lindsay, J. R. Cullom Jr., H. A. Nicholson, J. C Perry, Hudson Wren, Mike and Jerry Hays. support of 40 billion persons liv-! tuguese navigator, Magellan, ing at a subsistence level, or j reac hed the Pacific Ocean after nine billion living at present U.S. standards. Matchless: An astronaut in a spaceship soaring beyond the pull of the earth's gravity would passing through the South American straight which now bears his name. On this date: In 1859, the American, writer Inl of fmd ll P racUca "y impossible to Washington Irving, died at his • it in ligllt a c '8 aretle w'th a match. | Hudson River estate, "Sunny- JiJr The llot gases ' instead °f rising, I side." """"- would accumulate in a. sphere | i n 1895, the first U.S. auto that would extinguish the I mc e was held - on the road match's flame. Well, that's one between Chicago and Wane- way to quit smoking. | g an> jn.., at an average speed Worth remembering: "The tragedy of today is not so much the noisiness of the bad people, but the silence of the good people." Know your language: In early day America a 10-cent piece was called a "hog". A spendthrift who willingly squandered an entire dime on entertainment was said "to go whole hog." Day of Rest The Roman emperor, Con- slantine I, is responsible lor Sunday being considered a day of rest. In A.D. 321, he introduced the first civil legislation recreeing the cessation of work. Rhinoceros Rated High - The rhinoceros was rated high Power of the press: People ion their list of favorite animals who read newspapers are more likely to practice family planning that those who do not, according to a worldwide study of human fertility by Dr. Dudley Kirk, Stanford University professor. One of the best ways to please a wife is to takc-her to dinner at a restaurant, and lots of hus- be doing so. spend more bands seem to Americans now than $20 billion * year dining j telescope. by ancient Roman circus crowds, and imperial expeditions sought the animal in the Sudan and ethiopia to satisfy their demands. Could See Capitol So close to Washington, D.C., were the Conference lines in Virginia during the Civil War that the unfinished dome of the Capitol could be seen through a of 7'/2 miles an hour. In 1919, Lady Astor, the first woman to be seated in Britain's House of Commons, was elected. In 1929, Lt. Comdr. Richard E. Byrd took off from his base in Antarctica to fly over the South Pole. In 1942, nearly 500 persons died in a fire which destroyed the Cocoanut Grove night club in Boston. In 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill met in Tehran, Iran. Ten years ago Vice President Richard M. Nixon replaced ailing President Dwight D. Eisenhower in bidding farewell to tiie visiting King of Morocco, Mohammed V. Five years ago, the Soviet Union agreed to the election of, U Thant to a full term as U.N. secretary-general. One year ago Hungary's I Communist party chief, Janos Kadar, accused Red China of disrupting the Communist World. Mrs. Owens Sadler was hostess to the Wednesday afternoon bridge club in the Merrill Room of Wilson Cafe this past week. A special guest was Mrs. Hudson Wren. Preceding games apple pie and coffee were served, with snacks being served later in the afternoon. Winners at bridge were Mrs. E. D. Beall high; Mrs. H. A. Nicholson second high and Mrs. Wren was bridge winner. Mrs. Bob Cummings entertained Club 10 Canasta members last Monday night in the Merrill Room of Wilson Cafe. Mrs. Jack Trammel was a special guest. Apple pie and coffee were served upon arrival with snacks later in the evening. Winners at games were Mrs. Larry Bishop high, Mrs. Russell Nash second and Mrs. Garland Trammel low. Mr. and Mrs. John Ellis were hosts to their bridge club Friday night at their home with all members present. Preceding games guests were seated at the dining room table for a dessert of fudge pie and coffee. John Ellis and Mrs. T. J. McAfee Jr. were high score winners at bridge. Wilson Parent Teachers Association met last Thursday night at the cafetorium of Wilson School. Mrs. W. J. Alexander Jr., president, presided at the meeting. Entertainment was furnished by Mrs. Fred Denton's sixth grade square dancing class. Speaker for the evening was Jack Sugg whose topic was "Character and Spiritual Education." The devotional was given by C. A. Lewis. Refreshments were served by seventh grade room mothers during the social hours. The attendance banner was won by Miss Inez Kincaid's 6th grade. YOUR MAIL for this week's VALUES... Copies Available At* Kroger Stores. traced this meaning back to the English common law of the 14th century. Colonia Dublan is about 135 miles due southwest of El Paso, a mile-high valley on the east side of the Sierra Madre Occi dental. It lies on the north edge of Nueva Casas Grandes, a commercial center of about 20,000 population. About four miles southwest of Nueva Casas Grandes is the original, now smaller town of Casas Grandes. Some five miles beyond Casas Grandes lies another Mormon colony, Colonia Juarez. Colonia Dublan and Colonia Juarez each has a population of about 2,000. f these, Church records show that as November began there were 263 Anglo Mormons in Dublan and 389 in Juarez. The rest of the approximately 1,530 persons in the Juarez Stake—roughly the same - - J ' - - Mor- as a diocese are Latin mons. Practically everybody else in fcis cluster of towns is a Catholic with a Spanish-Indian Mexican background. The colonists keep up with events "out there" by watching two El Paso television channels and by subscribing to El Paso and Salt Lake City newspapers and U.S. magazines. When a television set breaks down, it is sometimes months before enough parts and skill can be gotten together to repair it. Dennis Wagner, heads the colonies' largest and most modern business — Wagner Bros., a farming, packing and distributing enterprise. 'We have more business than | "Of course," said Harvey we can handle in Mexico," he said. George Romney's Aunt Emily rocked in her sitting room in Colonia Juarez and smiled through a network of fine wrinkles that softly overlay the years. Yes, she remembered George. "We didn't see him very much. It was a long way between Dublan and Juarez in those days. At parties is the only time we saw him. He was a real congenial young fellow. And he's still a fine young man." But as a presidential candidate: "I hope he doesn't get It. It would be just too much for him. I think if anybody could get the job done, he could, but I think it's a position that no one would want. It's too much responsibility." Harvey H. Taylor, remembers Romney, too: "Oh, he was up and doing like most boys." Like many Mormon men, Taylor stayed in Mexico at t!ie time of the Exodus. He became a supplier for Gen. John J. Pershing when the U.S. cavalry was chasing Pancho Villa. Once, pistol on his thigh, he faced down a Mexican officer who had issued a warrant tor his arrest. Now 77 and holding'the title of state patriarch, Taylor still works several hours a day on his farm. He keeps a stack of U.S. magazines on the table beside his chair and had just read "a pretty good article" on Romney's career. Whatever Romney's political future, the young Mormons of Dublan are content that for :hem life will always be just a ittle different — and better — ;han the lives tiiey might have 1 led "out there." Taylor's granddaughter, Shirley Robinson "all the girls who go out there to school are thrilled by the supermarkets and the movies and the freeways and afl those lovely things. But soon it's begins to wear on you. ~ "Here we seldom lock tl|e doors. Oh, we might ask some' body to watch the house if wa are going to be away overnight; but we don't feel any real need to lock the doors. % "Here it's a quieter, safer, calmer life." :,: PROMOTED - Billy G™ Wadkins, son of Mr. and Mrs:Eugean Wadkins of Halts Moon, has been promoted tcC radarman second class whiles serving aboard the U.S.S2 Mountrail. f THE EXTRA CARE WE TAKE TAKES EXTRA CARE OF YOU I A Product of Plough, Inc. AT MARTIN'S Now see what's new in topcoats! New Styles! New Colors! New Patterns! New Comfort! New Protection! New Curlee Topcoats! Select an all-weather coat with a zipout 100% Pure Alpaca lining. In Black or Olive. See the new fashion topcoats of Dacron & Wool in the new sleek, trim styles. With Christmas less than a month away, an all-weather coat will make a perfect gift for that man on your Christmas List. MARTIN'S James Monroe was the first] man to serve in the U.S. Senate and later become president. 77it Store For Men and Boys

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