The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 21, 1949 · Page 2
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June 21, 1949

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

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PAOI TTTO BLYTHEVILLB {ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE HOBBY COR.NER Circuit Clerk Makes Gavels For Judges and Chancellors By Wilma Itotiflit Courier News Staff Writer A chunk of Mississippi County walnut, a lathe, saw and hatchet, and four or live hours Is all Harvey Morrii, circuit court clerk, needs to produce a gavel, that's perfection from "a" to Last winter Mr. Morris decided* to make a gavel for C, M. Buck, who was recently named chancellor for Ihe second division of 12th District, and bcfian look- through Ihe workshop at his th< in* home for available materials. A search revealed a large piece of 4 choice walnut that his son and » friend had discovered white hunting six or seven years ago, which had been too seasoned and too hard for Ihe two discovers to worW with. Right then Mr. Morris joined the whittle club and utirted using his gavel-making talent. 'Judge Harrison Gels Firs! One Mr. Morris reported that the first one. which he presented to Circuit Judge Zal B. Harrison, looked pretty fine. So he made another, only to discover that the first one hadn't been good at all. He retrieved the first one he had presented to Judge Harrison, gave him the second one, and started out on another Same song, third verse. . . he again retrieved the second gavel from the Judge and gave him the third one. Believe it or not, it suited the perfectionist. Mr. Morris, and Judge Harrison still has it. " When Mr. Morris decided to give one to Judge Charles Light of Paragould he started out the same way, but stopped on the second one. determined to dodge that "third time's a charm" rut he could have got into. A few days ago Mr. Morris presented a gavel to Mr. Buck, and there was a good deal of pomp and ceremony connected with the. presentation. The new chancellor got roses, and lots of pretty words from his Blytheville colleagues, and the nod of approval from lots of other people. . . . and lie got a prize gavel, from the same chunk of walnut that gavels have been made for Chancellor Francis A. Cherry of Jonesboro, Municipal Judge Graham Siidbury.former Circuit Judge Walter Killough. of Wynne, who now Is president of the East- em Arkansas Bar Association . More In the Maklnr Oavels have also oeen made for A. E. Caldwell. who recently was named president of a newly formed Dell Kiwanij Club, Mrs. Kendall Berry, president of the Woman's Club, and one that will be presented to Roland Bishop, president ol the Blytheville Junior Chamber of Commerce, when the new Jaycee home is ready (or occupancy. The "gavel bug bit Mr. Morris less than a year ago, and he's going strong, but he's been whittling on wood for years, and a discussion with him left .Ihe Impression that he's quite a handy mac at fixing household gadgets, too. His gavels vary In si?.e. He cuts a block of wood and lets It. determine for itself just the si/e of the gavel. They range from two to three inch diameters, and handles are between seven and a half and 10 inches long. A Kiss is Consoling — But Woman Would Rather Have Her Car KANSAS CITY, The bandits had a June 21. til't— kiss for grandmother. But aranrtmother—59-year- old Mrs. Sadie Crosnrr—would rather have her automobile back. Her story, as told to police, was that a young man stepped Into the car as she stopped for a traffic light while driving home late Saturday night. He flourished a gun, forced her to drive to another intersection where another young man got Into the car. She was then ordered to drive out into the country where [lie two holdup men rifted her purse of between $10 and $18, forced her to get out of the car and then drove away with the automobile. Before leaving, however, she said one of them "pave me a motherly little kiss on the cheek and lold me: 'Yon remind me of my mother'. 1 .' Mrs. Prosner said she was unable to flag down passing motorists and had to walk about two miles to summon police. It was 4 a.m. before she got home. Said her husband, Issy Crosner: "It's not like her to be out 50 late." Gordon Gray Takes Oath As Secretary of Army WASHINGTON, June 21. dVl— Gordon Gray, an Infantry private seven years ago, took over yesterday as the Army's lop man. 'Hie modest young, sandy-haired North Carolinian from Winston- Salein was sworn in as secretary of the Army. The nnth was administered by Defense Secretary Johnson. The ceremony was lield in Johnson's olTIcc nnd attended by members of the cabinet, the Supreme Court, Congress and high ranking military officers, including Gen Dwight D. Elsenhower. A large delegation from North Carolina came up for the occasion. One especially interested spectator was Gen. Omnr Bradley, li whose 12th Army Group Gray, thei a lieutenant, served overseas. TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 1949 H Turkish Town Wrecked By Hushing Flood Water t ISTANBUL. Turkey. June 21. fjf) —A v,a)l of water rushing down 'he valley of the rain-swollen Yeshili- ranik River has wrecked Tokat, a city of 150.000 In North Central Anatolia, press dispatches reported ye-stei'av. No casualty figures were Bivcn, but IOM of life was expected to lie high. Tlie dispatches said the flood began Sunday morning after many hours of heavy rainfall. \ vo«» SV " eS l ° 0fe Stain makes the difference! Courier News Want Ada, KEEPS brown shoe A brown, black shoes black, red shoes red. And gives H brilliant, lasting shine. Thrifty, too. In all popular colors,at food, variety and drug stores, nnd shoe repair shops. DTANSHINE Poil* Pokiih June Specials Substantial Reductions on Fine Furniture! Reg. $198 Kroehler, Asst. Colors, Genuine Frieze LIVING ROOM GROUP (2 pc.) $148 Reg. $159.50, Kroehler Mohair 2 PC. 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