The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 3, 1949 · Page 30
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 30

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, October 3, 1949
Page 30
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tatt ye»r professional Red Cro«s Last year 31,982 servicemen com- srlttrt In military hospital! hand pleted courses in swimming led .• 1M,KO 'cases concerning serf- llfe-savlng 'taught on-pr Cross-trained Instructors. BTA'THEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS ' Federal Compress & Warehouse Company "Service Impartially Rendered" OSCEOLA, ARK. C. C Wood, Supt. Fire Prevention To Get Emphasis 10,000 Communities To Observe Week of October 9 to 15 With fires burning up two mil- ion dollars In properly and taking ipl>roxln».ttely thirty lives every .wcnty-foiir hours, fire departments and civic groups In nearly 10,000 communities are organizing wide . support for (fie J8W fire Prevention Week observance, Oct. 9 to 15. Public service orcani/atioiis. schools, churches, labor unions, business groups, and many other organizations and individuals are cooperating in tile drive to cut fire losses. They are encouraged by the fact (hat the estimated loss during the fust six months of 1949 was 9.7 per cent below the total for the same -six months of IfMfl. To Check on lire Ifuzanls Fire Prevention Week, which calls the atleiltion of all dtlycns to local fire hazards and frequently results in elimination of many of them originated In the Middle West where many communities held annual ^•clean-up" days. Citizens noticed that (Ires broke out less frequently in the period Immediately following the community clean-up, nnd some towns began referring to the annual event as Fire Prevention Day. As years went by, most communities began observing Kire Prevention Day on October 9 r the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire of 1811 In 1911, twenty-u-o governors Issued proclamations calling f or observance of Fire Prevention Dav. In 1920, President Wilson Issued" the first presidential Fire Prevention Week proclamation Although He's Been a Bridegroom 92 Times, Man Is True to His Wife Winter Wheat Now Grows In North Soviet Area MOSCOW (API-Methods of sowing winter wheat on stubble have resulted in excellent results experimentally in areas of Kazakhstan and Siberia where it was previously unpractical to sow winter wheat The significance of these experiments is that they apparently point the way to higher wheat yields in this important portion of Russia's granary. Winter wheat gives tetter harvest's than the spring wheat which na.s always been planted In northern Kazakhstan and Siberia. Contamination Told By New Atomic Gadaef LOS ANGELES CAP) — "A new gadget will tell how much the all- is contaminated in alomic energy work. It was invented at the 'university of California atomic laboratory here. Jel.s of air are shot nt a revolving glass disc; It is so sensitive It will collect ash in the air from a .burning building five miles away. It also records itust stirred up when someone goes near it and chungm in the weather which change the amount of dust in the air. •fj/VUXSHygSSI I AID *•"'« t , ^jj&2-----~- ^- J ^ d - I ^•^ i^ ?i Hr Jl '•*J$l%;; $&&*$, *^M>i*'M<>>iii <X J,'I^ <«'>' «8S? '* \. "«,tf /"jK&sfe . s*' >, v * _ j. S tefei.iJt COSTS * Ho Wore High Cord Cosn * Ho Wore H\gV,RepaU Costs * Ho Wore Service Delays 1 * HO Wore BaWWY*«*»" Have you sometimes felt that a hearing aid -*«« an endless drain on the pocketbook? Money every few days for fresh batteries. Money for new cords and accessories. Money for tiresome, time-consuming repairs. All that't a thing of the past I Think of it. No more batteries to buy. The amazing new MAICO Silver Power ilashw battery costs to ribbons . . . Practically no outlay for servicing. Just bring your aid in; the MAICO Technician adjusts it or replaces a part and hands it to you—with a *mil« . . . New cords? He hands you on« when needed and that' ends the matter . . . never any delay for factory repairs. Your Technician can always put your MAICO in first-cUjs working order—in minutes. Petty, irritating problem* like th«« need no longer stand in the way of your hearing enjoyment. Send in th« coupon. Learn how to get rid of costly hearing aid annoy, ances once and for all. MAICO OF MEMPHIS • 1134 Exchange Bldg. • Tc >- *-l«<6 Memphis, Tenn. | Te/f me how I con cuf htorinp e«i»» 60ft I Town KISS FOR THE BKIDKdKOOM I, Is as Grace Allen's proxy husband. proij-marriert lo an Army chaplain, which »ai Finigan By Mary C. Flynn KF.A Staff Correspondent KANSAS CITY, Kails. INEA) — Gelling married Is old .stuff lo Tom Finigan. .who has said "I rto" 92 times. Bui he's been a proxy bridegroom. And, does Mrs. Finlgan object to her hu.-baud holding hand;,—and sometimes being kissed — by the brides? She hardly is in a position to offer objections—she has neen a proxy bride 32 times herself. .;• Explaining the kisses/ 53-year-old Pir.iEan. whoy Is a lawyer, says "Sometime; the brides just get carried n.vay with exuberance after the wedding ceremonies, -ami m the absence of their new husbands, they up and use me as their target." Pinigan L- looking forward to his lOflth wedding. If circumstances permit, he holies to celebrate It by making it v. formal affair "with all the trimmings." He noted his "golden proxy wedding anniversary" with a double-wedding ceremony. • • • The lawyer got. his start ns a stand-In bridegroom in 1M3 when he was president, of the wyandolte County Bar Axsociation in'Kansas. A Chicago welfare officer wrote him, mrnu'i'ing about Kansas proxy marriare laws. Kansas Is one of the few states where such marriages are legal. Men and women have come to FUiigan from 34 states and he, his wife and secretary have served as proxies for wedding principals living In six European countries. North Africa, Ajia and the Philippines. There has been a steady decline in proxy marriages since the war. One marriage handled by Pinigan was annulled by request and at least three others ended In divorce. Finijt^n observed that the brides and bridegrooms probably react durine the ceremony in the same way they would II their spouses-to- be were present. •. , "The men may not appear as nervous or thrille'd as ivomen T but tlu-y're much more awkward and self - conscious." . tie commented. 'Women art; 'at home' at weddings, anvwa5". '.vliile a man usually feels a little foolish." Tom Finfesn's reward for standing Miss Allen, of Louisville. .Miss., was l.t. S. R. Boston, in tllis ceremony, 's 50fh juch affair. He rceall.T one exception. When he asked a bridegroom if he were nervous, the man replied confidently: "This is nothing new to me—it's my fifth marriage." The proxy weddings are performed in the ''Cupid's parlor" of the probate judge's office. Marriage certificates issued in a proxy marriage are idertica] to these given when both contracting parlies are present for a civil.ceremony. Proxy marriages performed In Kansas are recognized throughout the United States, mast foreign countries and by the armed services in issuing marriage allotments and in handling immigration cases. A rigid le«al procedure, which includes conformity to Kansas' scrological lest law, must be fulfilled bv the proxy marriage party In the United States and by the one outside" the country. The Fi:iigans celebrated their own 25th wedding anniversary last Valentine's Day. Just to make sure it would stand out over their proxj weddipg annivpiviflrips, they Jnvitet 300 Wends lo help them celebrate. Communist's Baptism Precedes His Execution ' NEW YORK — lift— In x roundup of communists in a Nationalist section of Chna recently, General I LI Chi pin discovered among the I Communists some wjio had learned • about doctrines of the Catholic' Church arid wanted to be baptized ' One day, reports the Society* fol : the Propogation of the Faith, the ! military chief told a local priest one ' o[ the Communists wanted to be baptized. "You should not come ' Father," he warned. We will bap- ; tlze him ourselves." • I The next morning at sunrise the : Communists were executed. In the afternoon . the military chief returned with a smile on his face "Well, how did cvervthing go?' > asked the priest. "Very well, Fathei ' I stood next -to him and when' the music stopped immediately be- , fore the execution I baptized him ' Before the water v;as dry on his' head, he was already in the other i world. He never had a chance to I damn his soult " i '/ WON DAT, OCTOBER 3, Dozens of 0. 6. 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