PAGE TWO BLYTHEVILLE (AKK.) COimiKR NEWS WEDNESDAY FEB. 4, 1953 OSCEOLA NEWS fatt 'Forbidden Fruit' Won Osceo/a's 'Man of tke Year a Whipping I should hold & grudge against Osceola's Man of the Year," Dr. L. D. Massey, for causing me to get my first whipping in school (I did say first, didn't I?) But I erased that oil my slate a long, long time ago. I was two years younger than he, but in those days when class rooms, as well as teachers were scarce, two and three grades were given each teacher. I-. D. nnd I shared the same desk and I more or less looked on him us a big brother until this happened. He made hts home with his uncle, Dr.' H. C. Dunavant, after his parents died and I can look back now and see Old Dr. Dunavant standing at Ihe door in our room askltn; for L. D. to be excused from his classes long enough to drive him out In ihe country to make calls. This happened every da}', j'et It, D. managed to remain at the head of his class during hts entire school days. Speajcing of sharing the same desk doesn't need an explanation to some, but for this younger generation's Information the seats were four or five feet long and were bolted to the floor. Boys and girLs could sit together izi those days and naturally you become quite chummy • with your deslc partner so to speak. Some one had sent the old doc' tor a box of luscious golden pe.ira in the dead of winter. No body ever heard of fruit back then except apples and oranges and we only got them in our Christmas stockings, L. D. slipped out two pears and brought them to school. We were sitting on the floor beneath our- desk eating of the "forbidden fruit." theorltically speaking, and when we looked up and were In the process of trying to find a place to deposit the cores, there stood our teacher, Miss May Canndy, who Is now Mrs. R. H. Jones. • * • SHE WAUCF.D back to her desk, picked up_a switch and called ua up front. U *D. being the chivalrous grandson of a Confederate grandfather, insisted on "ladles first.' We were both pretty well padded with our long underwear crammed down in our long black "stockings. The only pain we felt was when we were marched back to our seats with all of our little friends snickering at us. He and I never see a pear that this incident doesn't bring back memories and conversation. Through L. D.'s school years, he was always the studlo\is one. If he hndn't been, with all the days absent, tardy and being excused to make calls with his uncle, Osceola would have missed ant on having a fine doctor and, most of all, a humanitarian. All of those Interruptions made him work hard In school. We all remember the determination he had to someday make a name for himself. If there Is such a thing as being a doctor's apprentice. L. D. was just that. It took Stamina to the 'nth degree for a lad of 13 or 14 to administer an anesthetic while his uncle sewed up a patient and quite frequently to saw off a limb. Those were back in the days when a doctor carried saws, needles, and thread in their saddle bags, and performed an operation in the patient's bedroom or kitchen. One of L. D.'s jobs was to burn a needle with a match and as he added, "no doubt, after T hnd sterilized it in that manner I probably wiped the soot from It down the side of my pants leg. Sanitation wasn't very popular bock In those days and that was good way then to insult your pallent. They took It personally, and that was why there were so many deaths due to peritonitis." he added. "My uncle expected so much from me when I was growing up and I thought then he was the hardest sternest man on earth, but growing up in his office and making all the calls he made, I learned from the ground floor. Before I came (o live with him, he rode horseback over this entire end of the county t make his calls, but after I came he bought a buggy, one of those dis mal looking typical country doctor's contraptions, i had never driven i horse and 1 learned how to han die the two It took to hitch to t h i buggy. My (Irst lesson In rtrivlni was to learn not to say gee when should say haw," smiled L. D. "SOMETIMES when Dr. Duna vant got a call out in the wood where we couldn't go all the way i a buggy, I would saddle his horse and tied it on to the back of the buggy and when we reached the point where there wasn't even 3 path through the woods, he weald get out of the buggy and go the rest of the way horseback »nd I waited for him until his return. When we went on calls like that — and there were more of that kind In those days than any other — I would take my school books along with me and get up my lessons for the next day. "There were no oral recitations when I went to grammar school Everything had to be written and handed in to the teacher for our daily grades. It was a mighty good thing for me, because In handing In mine, [ sometimes had to go by the school to leave my papers and On the Social Side... Dr. L. D. Massey . wrvcd medical apprenticeship wouldn't get back for any of the tiny's classes. "In 1014. Professor L. U. Bngs- dalc. who later became colonel at Columbia Military Academy, In Columbia, Tcnn. .came to OsccoU to act as the school's superintendent. One of the first things lie did was to get Journalism started in the school nnd to publish our first school paper, 'Purple and Gold.' The job of editor was thrust upon ine,' lie continued. "H was new to all of us, though, and Professor Rngsdale was the only one who was capable of catching all the mistakes so we weren't my very first patient when I took over here and I'm happy (o sny, after 30 years, I am still her doctor and It's things like that in my profession that keep a fellows splrlU up. "VOU KNOW, sometimes doctors need treatment, whether its lor an ailment or just a good morale builder like Mrs. Moore and lots of others that cloctore like to go to for a word of encouragement whei pills nnd X-rays fait "Being a country doctor Is m> life. I love it and wouldn't change It If I could. Country doctors have Miss Pigs Honored Miss Evelyn Jean Pigg, a brlde- •lect. was again complimented Vedncsday night when Mrs. James Farrls .Mrs. George Balleau and ,liss Elizabeth Balleau entertained ;i her honor at the home of Mrs. FarrLs with a dessert bridge and unasta party. The small tables were centered tvlth yellow tapers tied with wedding bells. White gladioli were used n profusion, throughout the house. Corsages of J'ellow miniature glad- loll and stephanotls were presented Miss Plgg and her mother. Marshmallow delight and yellow wedding cotes carried out the color theme for [he party. Mrs .Wilbur Wlldy won high bridge score. Mrs. Plgg second high, Mrs. Guy Butler bridge, and Mrs. Charles Willis won the canasta prize. Miss Plgg was attired In an Iced coffee color taffeta (rock. Her accessories were In brown. The nos- te.sses presented the honoree with n silver Iray and china In her chosen puttcr/i. I'HO Style Show Set Chapter "O" of the PEO Sister- flood will sponsor their second annual Spring Fashion Show Feb. 22, at the Progressive Club. Fashions by Hnlte-on-Maln In Memphis will be shown. Chairmen of the models ure Mrs. Roy Cox anc Mrs. Jettle Driver. Chairmen of the refreshment committee are Mrs May Young. Mrs. L. C. B. Young Mrs. Charlie Coleman and Mrs Frank Williams. Ticket chairmen are Mrs. Charlie Lowrnnce and Mrs. Jack Uzzell Gift chairman Is Mrs. Lloyd Godley. Decorations will be handled b; Mrs. David Laney, Mrs. Godley Mrs. H. E. Phillips and Mrs. Ralph Woodruff. Finance committee 1 composed of Mrs, Herbert Shlppen and Mrs. Godfrey White. A tea will follow the fashion show. Bridge Club Meets Mrs. Meh'ln Speck was hostess tc .wo of her bridge clubs this week Monday night the dining table wa ict for Iser club and three guest*, Mrs. Bob Reidy, Mrs. Bob Ken drick and Mrs. BiU Joe Ekiringtou. Centering the table was a low ar rnngenieilt of daffodils, iris and tu lips. Lobster ncwburg hlghlighte the menu. Winning In the bridge games lha followed were Mrs. Zeke Pollar and Mrs. EdHngton, Wednesday 1 p.m. Mrs. Speck entertained he club with a luncheon of Spanis Delight and an assortment of com pnnton dishes. Her centerpiece fov the dinli able where ihe party vat seated a silver bowl filled with Ja- onica and Jonquils. Mrs. Bob Reldy as a guest. Mrs. Edward Segraves won high .core find Mrs. Wade Qulnn won econd high In the games of bridge aat followed the luncheon. Pitch Club M(*U AM members were present when he Widows Pitch Club met with <frs, Bettye Nelle Starr Thursday lent. Mixed spring flowers were used in he entertaining room. Winning first prlz« were Mrs. .laude Hudson, second high went Mrs. A. F. Williams, and Mrs. Ed Shlppen won brldgo. A mixed salad plate and coffee 'as served. Miss Figg Complimented Mrs. Carl Anderson, Mrs. W. J. Chiles and Mrs. Crls Thompson ompllmented Miss Evelyn Jean "igg with a kitchen shower Friday light at the home of Mrs. Anderson. udy Anderson presented the vari- iuj5 kitchen articles to Miss Pigg. An Iced course of Ice cream In hapes of wedding bells and bridal cakes was served. The hostesses presented the honoree with gifts. STARR GAZING A good definition for adolescence: "The age when » child tries to bring up his parents." Rejolc* with those who rejotca and weep with those who ,wecp. Did you know that Johnny Ray a-ears a hearing aid, and did I hear some ot you older gals sf.y: "And who, for heaven's sake Is Johnny Ray?" Edna Ferber Is 66 years old In case you're Interested, The College ot William and Mary was chartered Feb. 6. 1G93. It Is the second oldest. Institution of higher learning In the United States. It Is located In Williamsburg, W, Va., and was named for the English king and queen. Ph Beta Kappa chapter was founded there during the Revolutionary War A person who Is on top Is the lonesomest person In the world because there Is no room there for anyone else. So spake the Rev Chalmers Henderson. ilrug store rar a coke. "The bnblf^; you brought Into the world grow up all around you and you know them nil by name. Families who have sorrows and troubles Personals Mrs. E. A. Hook of Memphis spent he week end with Mrs. J. H. Hook. Miss Grace Warren of Memphis was a guest of Miss Gratis Law- •ence during the past week. Mr. and Mrs. Basil Segraves are n Hot Springs nnd will remain here through the Rotary conven- ,lon to be held there. Ed Williams and Baker Springfield, students at Baylor University, flew home over the week end to visit their parents. Warren Welnberg was home for . short visit from St. Louis Unf- 'ersity where he is enrolled this year., Ed Teaford and James Jacks attended a ginners convention In Dallas last week. Lt. Bobby Williams, stationed at Shaw Field, S. C., flew to Memphis Thursday and was met by Dr. nnd Mrs. Jack Plnon who drove hiine to Osceola for a week end visit with his mother, Mrs. A. F. Williams. He will return to his base Sunday. Another son, Dr. A. P. Williams of Latham, 111., stopped over for a brief visit enroute to hts home nftcr a hunting trip In Mississippi. Mrs. Roy Cox and Mrs. Jettle Driver were Memphis shoppers Friday. Mrs. Don Blodgett nnd daughter, Betty Jane, spent Thursday In Memphis. ' Mr. and i\frs. V. G. Mann entertained her nephew, Jack Dulaney of Montgomery, Ala., nnd their daughter. Miss Billy Gaines Mann, during the week. Miss Mann Is a student, at Ouachita College'. Mrs. Tom McGarrity of Memphis .visited her sister, Mrs. Paul Luster, If the flu bug.hasn't gotten you It's 10, to I the Conley bug will— the big boys have come up with a new type ot virus and It you're Mich a highbrow and don't want to have what everybody else is having just wait for Conley. It's just aroun: the corner. What's happened to th> neuralgia, pleurisy, catarrh am Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup? I wish I had some of the mone' some folks don't know what to * xvlth. Gosh, wouldn't that be won derful? I reckon. You're strictly an old timer i you smoked a cubeb clgaret bchln the barn. The darn things wei made from a spicy berry of R spe cles ol pepper and If you eve smoked one you haven't forgotte how sick It made you. Lots wors than corn silks and grape-vine: though spoken can BO to their family doctor like W,' c f lrs t part of the weak" they do llielr preacher anil be ns- Mr. and Mrs? Ed Qllinndr too upset about how well we were doing. We were young enough nnd had ambition enough to think no doubt we would nil be editors or some high executive on 'The New York Times,' but none in thtvt group surcd of a helping hand. I'm proud that I grew up In this small town. This Is where I belong, and it's something that city doctors would | things like what happened to me love to have, and that Is the close I Thursday night, when I was named " " " went any further than editing the ~'urple and Gold.' "Debutes were next tackled. Mrs. oo Young taught elocution and lubilc spcnklnu and Professor Rags- ale had Myron Naming and I ns- ng all of our spare time In Mrs. Youngs class preparing us to debate with Morgan School. I cnn still remember the subject," added L. D. 'Should We Hnve Universal M1H- ary Training? That was In 1916, he year I graduated from Osceola ilgh School. We had the afilrmu- .Ive side and the debate wnfi given n the court room here at our court louse. That wss the biggest crowd we had ever faced in our lives, but Professor Rngsdalo didn't do things in a small way." When asked which side was victorious, L. D. smiled and said he didn't remember. "ONE OF TIIF, biggest attractions that took place then were the Field Days. Osceola and Blythcville always opposed one another In all the schools activities and we thought —and I am sure they felt the same way— if we could just win over Bly- thevllle, we hnd something we could talk nbout for months. There was always n track meet and a bnsebnlJ game in the afternoon. "John Alfred Pigg was the coach. He coached everything and everybody. Football wns played, but not like it is today. The boys and girls had basketball games. The girls played on an outdoor coxirt and the same as the boys and played bj boys' rules. Claytie Harrell Chnm- berlin was Jumping center for Bly- thevillc girl's team and was strlcllj a player," continued L. D. After graduation, L. D. went to the University of Tennessee in Memphis where he received his MD degree. He Interned at the old Memphis General Hospital for two years. In 1923, he came back to Osceola. to start his practice. * "Dr. Punavnnt was sllll practlc ing. However, he wasnl able to mnke calls and could only spend a few hours a day in his office, eo Inasmuch as he was the source o my becoming a doctor, I wanted U show hint my faatiturte by comin back here and helping him. He soon became very ill and I had to tak over his practice completely. On patient of his I want to mention Is Mrs. Emma B. Moore. She contact we have in small towns with our pEitlents.-- ; \yc are friends. We pass each other on the streets every day nnil Always have time to shake hands or slap a fellow on the back or atop in at, the corner :1 ;nan of the year,' that will be everlasting joys as the years roll by. I felt a deep humility when I accepted that honor and hope and pray Umf't can live up.to its significance." Truth Is truth, by an enemy. urden seems almost too much to war, but as time goes on, the dlvl- ends get bigger and bigger. One Ice thing about children — they ever worry about what happened esterday. It tike* an iwful lot of hard wk to make an easy living, The heart always pays the. hlgh- st price for the happiness it has lever purchased. wise try to toll It about other people; the discreet avoid R »Ko- gether. Anne Hathaway was eight years older than her husband, William' Shakespeare. She was a farmer's daughter. He was only 18 when they married and history ha* it, that they were married at the request of her folks. 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