The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 12, 1949 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, September 12, 1949
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PAGE TWELVE BLYTHEV1LLB (ARK.) COUKIER KEWf Arizona Beauty Is Miss America Ranch Girl Starts Busy Round of Personal Appearances ATT.ANTTC CITy.- N.J.. Sept. 12. MV- Ail Arizona ranch girl headed for the bltr city today to start her career as Miss America, 1949. Durk-halred. brown-eyed Jacqiie Mercer of the X-Bar-X nanch. Ulchfield, Ariz., who won the title Saturday night, starts on a round of personal appearances that will take her back acros* the continent. The 18-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur I.. Mercer came here from her ranch home after winning the title Miss Arizona. As the new Miss America, she gets R $5.000 scholarship and a $3.000 automobile, plus contracts for the personal appearances. She won the awards over a field of 52 beautiful Blrlj from 45 states, four major ciUes. Hawaii. Puerto Rico and Canada. Although her lon»-rangc plans tre "marriage first, career second." her immediate objectives are another year at Phoenix Junior Collect and then Leland Stanford University. She's studying drama- ties, end It was a dramatic readin" from Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" that gave her first place in the talent division of the paficant. Her figure— 34-Inch bust. 22-Inch waist. 34-Inch hips— yave her a first In the bathing suit division. The irlrls also appeared In evening gowns. The shortest Miss America since 1621 'five feet four Inchesl and the lightest ever (106 pounds), she neither drinks nor smokes. She designed all the gowns she wore In the w*ek-lonjr beauty pageant. Ironically, the tiny but trim Art- Bon* girl succeeds a five feet nine Inch, 138 pound Miss America of 1948, Miss Bebe Shopp o' Hopkins. Minn. The Mercer family ranch, on which they raise 60 acres of cotton. has show poultry, five doRs and a single lamb. The young drama student once drove a tractor on the ranch for « month, at 15 cents an hour, in order to see a play in a West Coast «ity. Miss Americans married counterpart. Mrs. America, was selected yesterday at Asbury Park. 60 miles north of here on the Jersey shore. and promptly suggested a "MLss- Mrs." comparison. Mr«, Prances t. Cloyd of San Diego, Calif,, 23-year-old mother of three children, contended that a woman had to be married before juaUfying „ rea ]i y m&lure and beantiful. She suggested a competition. "perhaps for charity" Mm. Cloyd listed her statistical assets as blonde hair, blue eyes 36'4-inch bust, 2«-lnch waist and 36-inch hlr». And In New York. Miss Gerinnnv of 1949 (Ingeborg Marianne Lowenstein) stepped off a plane and told newsmen with a sigh that American girls are biiiit better" that frauleins because "usually German girls are heavier set " " MIsa Germany hersel! didn't (it the description. ' Her assembled curves came to a total of 5 feet «Ix inches, 122 pounds. 36M-inch bust and a 23',i-inch waist. Bill Odom Is Buried With Military Honors COLUMBUS, Miss., Sept 12-M>) -Pull military honors marked the bunat yesterday of Bill Odom. the noted pilot who set round-the-world and distance flight records ..P* 3 " 1 ' » native Missourian. was killed last Monday when his plane crashed at the National Air Races at Cleveland. CWom's parents moved to Lowndes County, Miss., last November. WAI.I, CRUMBI.KS IN POUR-ALARM RI.A/K-A huge piece ot wall (left) from a blazing building falls as flames roar skyward during a four-alarm fire which, swept, through a structure being demolished by workmen In Philadelphia. The tire set of: 15 minor blazes and scattered flaming debris over a wide area in the downtown Philadelphia area surrounding Sansom street, between mil and 12th streets. CAP Wlrephoto) President- of State Medical Board Dies at Harrison HARRISON, Ark., Sept. 12. CAP) — Dr. William H. Poynor. 63, president of the State Medical Board of the Arkansas Medical Society, died here early today. Dr. Poynor, a native of Osage, Ark.. (Carroll County) was graduated from the University or Arkansas School of Medicine in 1914. After a few years of rural practice, he located in Uarri.wn. He has been a surgeon on the stair of the Harrison Clinic for many years. He wns appointed to Ihe stale board by Governor Mc- Motli last April 25. He Is survived by his wife, Mrs. Swafford Poynor, a son, Rex Poy- nell, Harrison; two dniiglilcrs, Mrs. George Stevens, Ncusho, Mo., and Mks Evelyn Poynor or Fort SmiMi. Funeral services will be held here Tuesday. TITO Continued from Page 1 er Gen. Markos Vaflacles. Bulgaria's ousting of Tvaicho Rostov Tram his party post nnd the development of an independent null-Moscow Communist Pnrly In Germany. Tilo's promise in August—"We will help (lie Bulgarians lo remove those individuals who have raised obstacles (o creation nnd preservation of brotherly relations"—now is believed to have- a deeper meaning. Scr 1'ioinlse of Air! Diplomatic oh-ervers in Belgrade see in It a promise, not only to the Bulgarians, but to Ihe rest of Kosl- ern Europe, to help all those who oppose subservience, to Moscow. It appeared liere that, wilh so many high-ranking'; denounced in the Cominfnriu stale*. Ihete must be a very widespread independence movement in those countries. Czechoslovakia's official Communist newspaper yesterday accused Marshal Tito oJ plotting to combine Eastern Europe into an ami- Wilson Child, Injured In Accident, Remains In a Critical Condition WILSON, Sept. 12 — The condition or Jimmy Hodge, third grade studeat at Wilson School, who was struck by a truck near Evadale. Sept. 5. was reported as still critical but slightly improved by attendants at Campbells Clinic in Memphis yesterday. Young Hoiige. who suffered a brain concussion in trie accident regained consciousness only yesterday after an operation to relieve pressure on his brain. The youth wa.s struck by a gravel truck while awaiting the 'arrival of a school bus. Officers said that the child apparently darted Into the path of the truck while attempting to cross the highway. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Hodge of Evadale. Suggests Motto For Organized Labor OASTEL GADOLFO. Italy. Sept. 12—Wl—Pope Pius XII told'a delegation of union workers yesterday that "Heaven hoi us him who helus himself" would be a good motto for organized labor. The pontiff said labor unions "came into being as the spontaneous and necessary consequence of aiullalism. As such. Ihe church gave them its approval." He emphasized, however, that the unions must "endeavor to pro- mole Christian order in the workers' world." and warned against ujofter of organisation, a leinpta- fiofi as dreadful and dangerous as the temptation (o utilise the power of private capital." Russian alliance. ft s.'iid the alleged ami-?<nern- mcm. plot uncovered Saturday in Hungary w:is only part of the .scheme. The newspaper, Rude Pr.ivo. clmrged that "American imperialists supported Tito in his plan." Moscow ncw.spapcr.s, meanwhile, continued their anti-Tito campaign with stories and cartoons. PROFIT By Reading the Classified Ads Every Day! PROFIT By Advertising In The Classified Columns When You Waul lo Buy or Sell BLYT ADS PLACED WILL APPEAR SAME _DAY All Classified Advertising Payable in Advance PHONE 4461 EVILLE COURIER NEWS Navy Captain's Charges Upheld Superior Officer Defends Protest in Army-Navy Feud WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 IAP) — The head of the Naval air training program spoke out strongly today m support of the flying captain who charged (hat Navy offensive strength is being scuttled. "W!:cn John Ci-oiumelm, a sreat Naval officer and a very supurb Naval aviator, speaks, the American people should listen to him." Those were the closing nords in a statement by Rear Admiral Austin K. Doyle of Glenvlcw, III. "Captain John Crommelin is one of Ihe Rieatcst Naval aviators of all times," Doyle said, adding: "lie has always had the country's Interest at heart. He has never thought of lib own interests. He Is a man of the highest integrity." Crommelin Lvsued a statement Saturday in which he protested that Navy power is being wrecked in the Pentagon, headquarters of the armed services. He said It l s being "nibbled to death" and Navy morale destroyed. The Navy and Air Force for several years have engaged in a bitter dispute over their respective roles in strategic warfare. Expected Trouble The 16-year-old captain said that In making hi; statement he knew he was breaking regulations and expected he was throwing overboard his 30-year Navy career, A Navy spokesman told a reporter today, however, that Crommelin has not been suspended. The captain, who works under the Joint chiefs of staff, showed up for duty as usual. During the morning he' attended a meeting of his group which docs spadework on America's top secret war plans. In speaking out Saturday he said: "I hope this will blow the whole thing open and bring on another Congressional Investigation." That wish won one Congressman's endorsement. Rep. Sasscer (D-Md) said Congress should take a hand in the row. Sasscer, a top-ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee, indicated he feels such a review might help settle the dispute which flared into public view during the recent Con- rrre.«ional Investl'ralion o[ the Air Force's B-36 bomber. He said he favored an inquiry into the roles of Uie Army, Navy and Air Force in defense and security. Absenteeism Punished By Czech Labor Jury PRAGUE —t/Pl— Labor Juries composed of miners which sit at the mines to sentence slackers represent Czechoslovakia's latest, medium lo check absenteeism in its eoal pits. The juries hand out various disciplinary penalties against their loafing colleagues. Abseil'lelsm apparently has sprenrf recently. Disciplinary measures, formerly on a district basis now have been installed on a national scale. Squads of "voluntary brigade" doctors have been formed to visit slacker suspects at their homes and. when they find them at the movies or In pubs while claiming lo be 111. report them for penalties. The doctors are also watched by picked trade union and Communist parly workers lo prevent collusion with slackers. Names and. In some cases, pictures of chronic absentees are pasted on bulletin boards at the mines on in town squares aval their names are broadcast over town loudspeaker systems. Names ol the diligent miners »r c posted on honor rolls. Sigmund Engel, Swindling Romeo* Placed on Trial CHICAGO, Sept. 12. HP)— Swlnd- lin' Sigmund Engel, the 13-year-old specialist in women, came to court today with a trail of eight women clamoring he bilked them of $93,700. Engel, a dapper Homeo by his own profession, was arrested June 24 by the machinations of one of hts intended victims. Another of his actual victims signed a complaint which led to Cook County indictment on confidence game charges. This Is the charge being tried today. Out behind those circumstances was i trail of women across the continent, a glib tongue, multiple aliases, and quick disappearances. Nine women figure In today's court appearance, one of whom did not press her charge, and another as the lure who trapped him In a swank Chicago luggage shop. Here are the women whose claims make up the total: Mrs. Florence Barrette. 50, Chicago, $12.000 In cash, furniture and Jewels; Mrs. frene Grimes, 49, San FratlcLsco, $16,000: Mrs. Corinnc Perry, 64, Los Angeles, 52000: Mrs. Annette Kubiak. 35. South Henit. Iml., $5,000; Mrs. Pauline Langton, 39, New York. $50.000 In jew'*; Mrs. Reseda Corrlgnn. 39. Chicago, $8,700. Kansas Hens Lay faster Eggs Out of Season ARKANSAS CITY. Kas.. Sept. 12. (fl'1 —E, M. Comer is baffled—his hens are turning out Easter eggs in September. In the last few days, Conser has gathered five eggs of deep lavender hue. His wife broke open one of them to see if it was colored all the way through, but it was normal except for the purple shell. The possibility of a prank was ruled out after it was determined the color is not a dye. Conser saEd he found two colored eggs In one day which leads him to believe lie has two non-conforming hens in his flock. TEACHER Continued from Page 1. mentary things to say about the country In genera] and the people in particular. Among them— "I really love the American people." "Blytheville Is so pretty and I 'MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1949 clean." "People In BlythevtU* hay, awfully nice to tut." Miss Arce \i residing at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hari'ey Morris 1138 Hearn. "They are," she said' "wonderful people." Mr. MorrU la circuit court clerk here. Although Ihey don't dim her Ilk- Ing for the U. S., there are a number of things Miss Arce finds different and confusing. Taxes, for Instance. A somewhat breathless "Golly" was her reaction to things like income and sales taxes. "And this money business when you park—golly!" Since Miss Arce drove to Blythevllle In a Bulck given her by her father as a graduation present, she quickly became ac iiualnted with the parking meters here. Likes "Independence" One of the things Miss Arce seems to like best about the United Slates Is the "independent ways" of life Especially, she added, where women are concerned. The independence of some of the younger Americans is somewhat startling lo Miss Arce. It surprises her that so many of the high school studenls have cars The make-up worn by high school girls Is something else she finds typically American. Puppy-love, too. is another confusing American Institution confronting Miss Arce. "These boys and girls sit by each other and look at each other like they were so much in love," she exclaimed, adding, "They just don't do that in Cuba." There, she explained the toys and girls are not allowed lo sit together. High school sophislication also has caught this senorita's eye She commented on the number of youngsters who affect an air of maturity that aclually Isn't Ihere. The high schools themselves differ considerably from those in Cuba, Miss Arce pointed out. The Cuban schools, she said, don't offer the vocational and business courses such as shop training, home economics, typing and shorthand that are found In American schools. Sister Teaches' English Miss Arce said she came to the United States and attended Peabody College because of her sixth grade teacher. This teacher who was attached to the missionarv school Miss Arce attended In Cuba also was a graduate of Fen body. One of Miss Arce's sisters has a job similar to her's, but in reverse. While Miss Arce is in the U. S leaching Spanish to Americans, her sister Is in Cuba teaching English to Spanish-speaking students. When it comes to sisters—and brothers—Miss Arce Is far from an only child. One of a family of seven, she has four sisters and two broth- "rs. Miss Arce, called "Gina" (pro- nounced "Jean-»") by her friends, has made five trips to her Cuban home since coming to the states. She plans another homeward trek during the Christmas holidays. If one or two other teachers go along, she said, she will drive her graduation present home. Otherwise, she plans to fly. More traveling Is in store for Miss Arce next summer, in June, she will take a trip to Europe with her father and a sister. They plan to visit France, Germany, Spain and Italy. While indicating thai It wasn't definite, she said she plans to remain In Blythevllle about a year. Joins MeihOilisl Church In contrast to the usual Spanish- Cuban affiliation with the Catholic Church, Miss Arce Is a Methodist. Her family, however, is Catholic, she said. She explained that she became a Methodist while attending a missionary school operated in Cuba by that church. Her father's somewhat novel occupation helps explain Miss Arce's difficulty in becoming accustomed to the various taxes that arc all too familiar to Americans. Senor Arce is a "middleman" In the Cuban national lottery—a perfectly legal thing In that country. Cuba has no taxes, and the government's revenue is obtained through this lottery. It is conducted weekly and buying lottery tickets in Cuba is as commonplace as purchasing the weekly groceries in this country. Miss Arce's father buys the tickets "wholesale".from the government and "retails" them to citizens that feel lucky that particular week ^ She described this business as a "good way to make about 5500 a week." And no Income tax, sales tax. privilege license fee, corporation tax or social security deductions, either. Deals In Gold, Tno In addition, Senor Arce defrays expenses by dabbling in the gold business. A little hard to understand by a mind unencumbered with education, this involves btiy- '"S eol'l from citizens and selling 59-cent dollars. Miss Arce Is the first toaehe,. to come lo Blythevllle High School afler living most 'of her life In J land whose language Blie teaches and the second In the language department to bo able to give such flrst-hand Instruction. Another faculty member. Miss Mary Montgomery, also brings to her students Instruction backed „„ with Iravel and study abroad. M^. "">ery. who teaches French ,„,. , ?. ""'vcrsity In Grenoble' nice, following her graduation Tom American schools. From where I sit... £y Joe Marsh How We Licked The Parking Problem For a while it looked like we'd li.-ive to put up parking meter*. Kolka working in town—including fionie of Ihe store owrwrs—were Inking up ill of the Hpace ilonj Main Street. Farmers coming in to siiop never found a place to park, ami some- liniM had to lug stuff a half mile or so. Some started to do their buy- in^r in other towns. Finally, store owners and farmers had - K get- together—with the result that tho cir.piy field near the depot wa» fixed up for all-day parkers. N'ow farmers get their shopping done comfortably, and the merchants have a better place to park than they had before. Just look • little friendly co-operation to make everybody happy. From where I sit, most differences can h« ironed out hr just talking things crer—maybe wilh a i:up of coffee or glass of beer— and .seeing the tJher person's side of if. Next timr yoa hire * problem or > little difference to settle, why not Iry Jusl that? ARKANSAS DIVISION, UNHID HIT rtUMIB IIBO. STATES BREWERS FOUNDATION ., LITTU IOCK, MK. DRIVE-IN THEATER MONDAY IS "BUCK NIGHT" FOR ALL NASH OWNERS All Nosh Owners Admitted for Just $1 \\ Sunday and Monday Night Featur* HOMECOMING Clark Gable Ann* Baxter Lana Turner John Hodiak 2 Miles North of Blytheville — Regular Admission 50c Box Office Opens at 6:30 — Show Start* at 7:00 STABBS Refrigeration Service and OIL STOVE REPAIR Phones 2559-554 410 K. Alain (iLYTHEVILLE'S ONLY ALL WHITE THEATRE ———. .. to the government (or vice versa maybe). It's legal to hold and deal In gold in Cuba. America us have in be content with re-circulating u le| . Show Starts Weekdays 7:1X1 p.m. Saturdaj and SllniUy: Continunu- shot)ing from 1:00 p.m. Last Day Open 7:00 p.m. —Also— iC CAVALCADE Tuesday Only FAMILY THRIFT NIGHT Adults 15c; Children lOc ROSALIND RUSSELL I me ~ ' Box Office Opens a| 6:J5 p.m. Week Nishis Show Starts at 7:00 -M.llinee Saturday fc Sunday it 3-p.m. wilh continuous shimlnc Last Time Today IDA LUPI.VO in "NOT WANTED" The story of Unwed Mothers Sall.r Forrest Kerfe Brasstlle Ntw.i and Comedy Tuesday MURK'S BARGAIN N1TF, All Scats 15c 'ALASKA PATROL' vilh Richard Travis anil Helen Weslcoll t AIM Shorts If your condition has been diagnosed by a physician as bronchia] ASTHMA, we are sure you will lie interested in this product. Sold on a 10 day Money Refund Agreement. KIRBY BROS. DRUG CO. Box Opens Week Da, Matinee Saturday i Sumlays .llat.-bun. I ,,.m Cont. Showing Manila, Ark. ^ Shows EVIilty NIGH I' tasi Tim* Today "V/ILL JAMES SAND" willi .Mark Slcvens antl Colecii Gray- Also Shorls Tuesday Only "JUNGLE WOMAN' wilh Evelyn Ankers Also Shorts RITZ THEATRE * Manila, Ark. Moncljiy and Tuesday LINE DRIVE-IN THEATER Z Miles Norlh of Blvlliciillc Bo\ Olficr Opens a( 6:30 Show Starts 7:00 l.usl Time Tonight "HOMECOMING" «Hh Clark Gable, Anne B.-ixtrr, l.ana Turner anil .Inhn HnrKak IHTK NIGHT for NASH Owners 'OUT OF THE PAST 1 with Rolicrl Milchnm. .lane Orccr. Kirk DongUs and Rhonda Fkminc

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