The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 3, 1949 · Page 31
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 31

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, October 3, 1949
Page 31
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MOKPAY,; QCTQgER S» 1949 STATE REGISTERED BREEDER HALE DELTAPiNE 78 COTTON HALE OGDEN 2 SOYBEANS Bred and grown for Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri ••. .• • '• "-"• '••' • ' ''• , "'"• • ':« Breeder's Purple-Tag (Registered) Seed for Sale Visit our extensive CoHon, Corn and Soybean Breeding and Teii'ihy Fields' located 9 miles south of Klyllie- ville on U. S. Highway 61. SEIBFAilS SOUTHWEST COMPANY 404 East Mallory Memphis, Tennessee Phone 35-1621 « •'• ' '.'•'•'' ••'" ••* Distributors of Quality Farm Equipment Southwest Company distributes -machinery.adapted to the needs of farmers in this area. They specialize '. in introducing new tools* and improved equipment. "•-•---••See"your"16cal" f^^i.TprneW^ " dealer. He can fill your special requirements with Southwest Company merchandise. imenis of WEIL BROS • CO. Established 1873 Memphis, Tenn. BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEW* 4-H Club Members, Bankers, Too, Get Insight Into Farm Life in Europe From Arkansas Girl Who VVfos in Group of Foreign Exchange Pupils Ark(ins»s 4-H Club' •momi**™ *. ' • , • b«n puzled by the adscnce of trav- ,. . , and olher neighboring ominlrles bankers 4-H Club' and others-'were ' rille in -—_-. u m,u uiiici.) w ei c given a better picture of''conditions In Europe during the past summer as tli« result of adcttesses by Mrs. Wallace V. Shofner of Newport, 4-H club leader, In which she told of her experiences as one of 17 foreign exchange students to visit portions of England, France and Switzerland Mis. Shofner spoke in Blythe- lle and also was one of the speakers at the agricultural luncheon given at the annual meeting of the Arkansas Bankers Association convention In Hot Springs. She is a student in the University of Arkansas and is majoring 'in home economics. Before her marriage In August she was Ruth Gilliaum. ' - :; Tells of Her Trip In teliin? of her trip, she said: Our group sailed Jroin New York iboard a converted troop ship, the Marine Jumper. The trip qver VAX wonderful and i excellent orientation program had been worked out for us. In the morninga we had group discussions and lecture? by different instructors in HIE afternoons we had lanjMut"! classes and at nlsht some hind or sonial activity. We landed at Plymouth. England, nd went by train from Plymouth to London The first thing we discovered .was that English "English" doesn't sound like American "English" because at first we couldn't understand anything that was en to IK Durinp our stay in England, n'e were il'e guests of the National Federation "of Young Farmers. Tills ""rcanSzation is similar to our own -H organization; We spent foul da.vs In London, during which time we tried to shop a bit, but to our amazement we found that the English rreopj? were more heavily rationed than we had been .at any time during the war. We attended church at West- mlnis;er Abbey, and I could hardly believe that I was there in the same place In which Princess Elizabeth wa* married. We visited both the House of Lords and the House of Commons We had lunch in the House of Commons dining room and had tea wilii Tom Williams, England's minister of aurirnlture. We also vistcd the Tower of London and Hampton Court Pf.Jsce. Guests In Knjlish Homes We .saw one English play, ••Travelers Jr>y" We also found out that 5njlish and Americans differ when t comes to their sense of humor. We spent tour days on English arms. T spent this time down In the County of Dowet »nd lived with « lady whose home was a cot- aee with a thatched roof. Each of is was »he guest In some farm home n one of the counties. After living on farms we then took an eight-day bus tour. We went up to York to attend the Royal jlvestock Show. On our way we vis- ted Shakepeare's home, his wife's cotlagr.Vand went to the Shakespeare Memorial Theater. We also stopped at Sherwood Forest and saw the old oak where Robin Hood "as supposed'to have lived. At the toya! Livestock Show we saw'the King. t!;e Queen and Princess Margaret Rose. As we came back down from York o London, we stopped and wen* hrouzh one of the colleges at Ox 'ord University. "Offi-. time ifn England was climaxed with a.dinn'er at the Savoy Ho. el and then we all started to dif ferent countries. There were thre going to Sweden, two to Korea i to Denmark, two to Holan 'our stayed in England, two went Italy, and two of us to France. Two-Oaj- Tour In Paris I was traveling with an America boy who went to France with m. to /«?* •< r " t " r PrS^9S!> ^MfiH .BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP)— A nils- tat* In advertising Is beliei-cd to have cost Lebanon , , "me when pamphlcls sent abroad to attract tourists were checked. The Touring . price, were Inflated , Ihfs, It (M estimated, wa» cmuth to season this summer. have , scare thousands of would-b* toiiri, ~ for net ,f 9 „ '° N F ° R Jl)N ' IO "S-School lime means time Des, ? C ° th( , 0nSf --f re -" (:s to -"«ke •" Impression Dn the first big da,. A T, Carefl "' y C1 ' ealcd e101 "" ' or "- J«'"or neur, cottl f V °" e " P1CCe -^ ln " c ° m P«<"°» textured and striped cotton. Prom v.rglnia Spear Junior.,. Oliee Armstrong combines a m a We sailed from Dover and reallv got to see the "White Cliffs of Dover" We landed at.Calais and went from there to Parw. When we arrived In Paris. <ve found thai they were having their July nth celebration The fountains were all /lowing, the streets were decorated and the people were all dancing in the streets We watched the fireworks as we stood on the Sein« River bridge. We spent two days In Paris finding out what we would do [or the nest 'two months. The American boy and I were the guests ol the Confederation of'Gen- eral Agriculture during our stay In Prance. I was senl to the southern Part of France all alone and I could hot apeak French. I lived in a /arm lome for six weeks Just asVme'mV >er of the family. At first they tried o treat me as a. guest but before ong I wai helping with the worlc. . Their chie; crop in thU section as grapes for making u-ine, al- hoilgh they did raise some wheat, it waj too early for me to see the wheat harvest. Spent Six Weekj nn Farm After living with this family for x weeks, 1 went back to Pans and met thr? boy who went to France with me. We were then sent out east' of Paris. We lived on separate -- arms for a week and then'we were •- sent north of Paris. For one week we,'wer«' together and we moved '•- every day from one farm to the >- next. Our last week with Paris our - headquaitets, we lived on the same '" farm out west of Paris. In September our entire group met back in Paris and we spent one wtok there sightseeing. Seven of us took a three-day trip into Switzerland and found tho Alps to be as beautiful as we had le. ever dreamed. On the 20th of Sep- W. C. PITTS & SON 134 North Front Memphis, T»nn. Specializing in Grain Handling Equipment and Storage, All-Sfsel E fevators. Convey 0 ", c'c. COTTON GIN REPAIRS Electric Motors, Gear Heads and alf type motors Large ttock V-belti and Sheavei, Anti-friction ; -Bearings, Roller and Chain and Sprocket* Belting and Pulleys Manufacturers of Dryen for Rice, Bean*, Grain W. C. PITTS & SON Phone 8-1173 154 N. Frrnil Memphis, Tenn. tember we pitched .nqwballs with sfiow that had fallen the winter before. We sajJed from La Harl'«, France for home aboard the "Marine Tii- er which was a sister ship 1 0 the "Jumper," We landed in Hew York on October < and It really was good to be home again. . . Our group met again In Chicago the first week In December *nd It surely was nice to m .veVyon. again. It wa, really ,„ experienDe to see and to get to know-hoyg and Rirls who v.cre from seventeen different states. ,J *'! ah .f ver » ^ «"<* Sir! him an r TH ^ y '" hlve the «P«i e nce. i nad lsL5t summer. ... SLEDGE AND NORFLEET COMPANY Cotton Factors Memnhis, Tenn. i I Bruce Termmix Co. IERMIIE CONTROL Blytheville-Osceola | • j .Eastern-Arkansas Southeastern Missouri * i Chisca Hotel Bldg. Memphis, Tenn: MEMPHIS HARDWOOD FLOORING COMPANY Memphis; Tennessee Manufacturers of OAK FLOORING Unfinished ^nd Pre-finished

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