The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 12, 1940 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 12, 1940
Page 9
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THURSDAY: DECEMBER 12, 1940 (ASK.) COUBtEB NEWS London Children Show Hardships As Families Refuse Evacuation ?-< ^^^s^iRBpA ** - v^*5^v&fi^<* ,- < <*->« s *^W ^v£v: V *w > / * ' V hs^&! ' ^t:>w ^ * /s/^^ l:^§ *O*»^x, - * - r ^ • -*"* 1 \ innin nnci inn-ay this group Is labeled "the forgotten colony of British child life." For without their parents' permission they cannot be sent to the country and so must remain, to follow the wenry routine of marching underground each night and growing old far beyond their years. For a lime the government washed its hands of any responsibility, angered by the reluctance .of parents to break up the last vestige of their home' life'despite bombs and the threat of disease. But. when Minister of Health Malcolm MaeDonald pointed out that, from a personal survey, the subway shelters were perfect' breeding grounds for the winter diseases of colds, iniluen/n, diphtheria, tuberculosis and cerebro-spinal fever, the government reversed its view-: point and decided to do something quickly for these children upon whom England -some day must partly base her hopes for 'a better Britain. .101?. OF CONVINCING Now any day throughout, the. pocrer sections of London, you'll see school teachers, ministers and bcrcuyh olllcuils making a door- to-door canvass, trying to con-, vince mothers that, their children shcL'kl be sent to the country. During the first days of * this' drive, it-suits were negligible. But! then''the common cold began its march through many of the crowded, wet. shelters of London and mothers quickly signed the release which permitted evacuation. Yet ii, is. the gloomy belief of most officials that ii, will take more heavy bombing, an epidemic, or both, before the last small child ceases to drag wearily over the pavements at 6 in the morning-. . Manila Society^—Personal Woman's Society of Oiristiiin Se London children's pennies buy buns in a tube .shelter. BY PAUL MANNING NBA Service Staff Correspondent LONDON, Dec. 11. — She could not have been more than 5 years old. But her eyes were dull, her face was white, her head drooped with sleep as she trudged wearily along the pavement at 6 in the morning. She was just a London child, returning to her home after another night in a public shelter. One of the new generation here in Londontown who seem as old in step as the weary mother* who shuffle along by their side. It is not a pretty sight, this picture of children trudging the streets n little paler, a little older with the dawn of each new day. Night alter night, whether the bombardment is heavy or light, these children follow their mothers down to basement shelters Thev breathe the fetid air .which circulates slowly through the vast spaces of a shelter packed far beyond its normal capacity. They lie on hard concrete floors. They "turn restlessly in their sleep, disturbed by the lights and the noise of several hundred fitfully sleeping adults. "FORGOTTEN COLONY" But, ironically, there is no reason for .these children to remain in London. The government has a voluntary evacuation scheme which guarantees a country billet for every London child. And since AII» 11. some 563.000 have been shipped' oil to new homes throughout the English countryside But 279,000 * children still re- Falcons have been known to live: to the age of 180 years. The members of th e Woman's Society of Christian Service met rruiay afternoon at. the homo of •Mrs. M. L. Downing. .Mrs. ii. M Flmmm, president, ^presided over the business meeting Reports were given by an appointed committee on the buying of a new .stove living room suite, rugs and curtains lor the parsonage. Mrs. Jack Tipton led the Bible icssoiijor the afternoon which was "»<-' lirst and second chapters of the Book of Matthew. The hostess .served refreshments "I eak<> and coffee, Tiny .Sunta.s were used a .s favors. Throe new member,;, were enrolled «i this meeting. They were: Mrs Irby Griffith. Mr.s. Kip Moore, and Mrs. Mike Themie. The society will meet Friday at the home of Mr.s. Ki,, Mooiv/Mr.s. C. H. Ashabranncr will lend the monthly program, which will be tiie Christmas program. * * * Mrs. Woodrow Groin and son, Jimmie, are .spending this week with Mrs. Grain's parents, Mr and Mrs Rimiest Bedwell. Mr. and Mrs. Owen Patterson nave lett for Detroit, Mich, where Mr. Patterson will be employed. Mrs. Patterson is the former Miss Etta Fuye Decker, a recent bride. Mrs. W. R. Brown went to Memphis Monday where she met her niece. Miss Blanch Stnlllnn. who was returning from a visit with DANCE EVERY SAT. NIGHT BLUE ROOM HOTEL NOBLE BONNIE-BUTTER STEAK SANDWICHES SERVED Johns Ice & Coal Co. Good - Clean - Coal We Deliver 100 Ibs. or Carload All Coal by Kail Phone 83 winter 'em! Get rid of that 3,4,5 year old dobbin! her parents, Mr. ;md Mrs. Stint Sttilliuu ut, Sen IPS Mound, ill. Mr. timl Mrs. EUnuul Bcdwell minoimce Die uiTivul of n btvby daughter Thursday, Nov. '28. She lias been nnmucl Rebeecn Ann. Mrs, Picnic Tatmu and daughter, Sherry, Iwve returned from u vJsit with Mrs. Taiuni's mother, Mrs Moore of Wnbiuseku, Ark, Roy Moore, who )»tis been cm- ployed al Monroe, La... is visit fir* relatives in Mnnihi. Mr. nml Mrs. j. R. Bhtckwooa have as their this week, their son, Mull Hluckwouil who has been nl the naval .station at Guatemullo Cuba. Mrs. Ed Brown is in Memphis Baptist Hospital \vhmj she underwent a major opi-nuiou this week The Rev. M. P. GaUnvrigbt of Nashville, Ark., has arrived in Manila where he will be employed for .several months. M/'.s. Buck Hooper of Flint Mich., is in Manila visiting nrlulives' and attending to business ink-mas. Mrs. A. C. Luwhovn ol' Osceohi is visit Inir Mr. and Mr.s. w A La whom. LiuNMo) Bcn.son of BlyLhcvill,- visiU'd h( !r urundmoihw, Mrs Viola Cranlord, Sunday. Mr. uml Mrs. R. j. MuKlnmm were in Ttickernmn, Ark,, Sumluy lor the wedding or Mrs. ' MeKln- non'.s .sister, Miss Mildred Tlout of Tuckimuun, to Klwood Preeinan of Joncsboro. Mr. and Mrs. William Lawhorn were Sunday t ; 0 1' Dr and Mrs. Paul Strom! in Jonesboro. Mrs. Molly Lay wa.s in Jomvibnro Monday where .she visiti-u I UM brother. Sum Moore, who is ill in St. Bernard's Hospital ihcrc. Mr. and Mrs. A. w. Smith of Osceola visited rein Lives in Manila Sunday. They were accompanied nonic by their .small daimhter Roxle Ruth, who had spent « woek FACE with - her grandparents, Mr Mrs. Albert Scott uncl 'Mr. and Mrs, Ous Smith, Miss Eciythc Tipton, who Ls a student at Harding College in Senrcy spent the ' weekend' with her parents, Mr, and Mrs. C. W Tipton. She hud as her hou' her roommate at Maiding Tommy Williams. Harvard Finds Library Space Fills Rapidly CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (UP)—Harvard University must, provide between two and three miles of new book .shelves each year to keep IJHCC with its rapidly growing col- led ion. Librarian K. D. Melcalf roper!,s. 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