The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 18, 1940 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 18, 1940
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS 'Fickle Fanny', Movie Contraption, is Tops in This Era of Slot Machines Network Of Provisions Deemed , Sufficient In Any Crisis fey. HARRY L. .HI I DM AN* 0nitcd Press Staff Correspondent . SCHENECTADY;: N. Y., Dec. 18. —American • housewives need never experience pie food-gathering difficulties modem war methods have brought to other countries, according 10 Paul S. WillLs. president of the Associated Grocery Manufacturers Association. . Should Uie .United .Stales be invaded; bombed or generally beleaguered by an enemy, the country would find ample provisions on the shelf of. the corner grocery or .in the vicinity. Willis'believes. The reason is (lie far-Hung fohfi industry. '".. ;. • The network, .or growers, pro<'es- . i ;ors and marketers of food has no 'exucsecV bottleneck or 'centralized home area where a concentrated • attack could cripple the supply, saki Willis, whose organization numbers dLstv'fmle approximately "fr'4 000.000,000 Of, food. Production Not Centralized At a public' discussion at Union College with Prof. Hartley W. Cross of Springfield College, a director and vice president of the Eastern Cooperative Wholesale, Willis said: "Our food supply is impregnable. Our':' factories ana our production are far-flung, from the Canadian border to the Gulf of Mexico and from coast to coast. "If one area should be ravaged, the- others are capable of supplying food for all—and at once." However, Willis believes control must, be exercised-..'through education of housewives and grocers. Fair Play Urged ."The national defense program,' which is creating a general flood of abnormal purchasing, requires the closest cooperation • between producers and consumers, and the willingness of each to listen to the other in" the spirit of fair play,' 1 rfe said. •"On the manufacturers' part, it requires us \> avoid inflationary steps'to the. fullest extent. It re- 1 quires • manufacturers to 'continue their search for the more economic methods of manufacture and distribution. . • ' ."On the housewife's part, it requires that she be assured that, .:;o far as food is concerned, there is no danger of any shortages in any emergency we might face. She must understand and appreciate that she must not hoard food. We have learned that our great mistake-in, the last war was to hoard iood. -The very act of hoarding creates shortages which in turn caused price rises," .he added.. "Our greatest blow can come directly as a result of panic and lack'of cooperation in keeping buying at normal price," . Willis asserted the price levels tt'o.uld remain low .because of competition ."among approximately 50.000 fco'd processing plants, many of which' produce identical or Mmllar products, for the nation's 30,000.000-housewives;, f saying, "This davenport baffles description." Bui for "Las .Vegas Nights," the .script was more helpful, it said. "This slot machine is a beautiful wax yirl, a-cross between Venus and the Goddess of Plenty, who holds n golden horn in her arms." Director Ralph Min-phy made only one change in the plans; had 'e'm put up the lighted drum on which Fickle Fanny's responses appear. Originally these flip phrases were to have been flashed through a translucent panel in her .stomach. The Hays Office wouldn't I have liked that at all. Students immunized Against Typhoid Fever son, of Luxora, are visitors in the home of Mrs. Bob Smton, . who Is ill. Mrs. M. A. Midcllcton went to Sleele; Mo., to'-spend the weekend. J. C. Buchanan, who has been ill of toiisIUtis, is able to return to school' Mrs. Leona Talley's home was the setting of a family reunion Sunday when she entertained 39 relatives for dinner. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1940 Demonstration Club News Notes OSCEOLA, Ark., Dec. 17.—One Are Hostesses to Club hundred itfeniy-five children ty Mrs. P. B. jarratt and Mrs W H lhe ^ !.. «??.??"* J 70 ?": !»e« were hostesses to H'mem" Fickle Fanny . . . Karl Hodjfes, Vic i'otel and Phil Ke^an await the "Oh, LVy" signal of success. BY PAUL HARRISON NEA Service Staft' Correspondent HOLLYWOOD, ,Dec. 18.— There is a startling and wondrous contraption on one of the movie sets here which .should serve as the topper.- for this era of slot-machine amusements. The name is Pickle Fanny and it's a life-size and lively looking dummy combining some of the best features of old-time saloon art nnd modern inventive whimsy. She's a languorous, scantily- draped, red - headed, long-lashed dnme posed on a stump, holding a gilt cornucopia, wearing n lot of jewels and holding her left arm in a; sort of beckoning gesture. You put a dollar into the slot in the pedestal, 'grap Pickle Fanny's hand and pull on it as you would the lever on a "one-armed • bandit" slot machine. If you win anything, the money tumbles from the Horn of But like . most slotties, Fanny seldom pays off. Instead, on a lighted drum behind her head flash phrases such as "Sorry, dear," "Not this time, darling," or "You're not my type." Meanwhile shakes her head. dren in the Luxora school huve been immunized .against typhoid fever by Mrs. Lucy B, Miller,' county health nurse, within the few weeks. All pupils .in the Osceoia itml Luxora schools huve also been checked for'.smallpox vaccinations. Mr;?, • Miller 'also assisted-Dr. L. K. Hundley, state director of trachoma eradication, and Miss- Es- tclle Gill, trachoma nurse with tin- state health department, in checking up and treatment of .several tmchonv, at Dyc-ss. Accompanied by Mrs. Lu'lic IvUie Bennett, c.'erk in the O.sceoi.i <<-- fice, she attended the unmml meeting- of all health nurses and other workers connected with the public health department held in Little Rock recently. ation. And the studio already is resigned to getting lots of letters about her after the picture is released, There were dozens of letters on the Davenola, the super-couch sold to Dick Powell in "Christmas in July." Hidden compartments contained radio, reading lamp, bookshelf, carafe, clgarets and I can't remember what-al). At the touch of a button, the couch unfolded into a double bed, and in the morning it shook up the pillows and aired tlie blankets. The studio I promptly got a wire from a New I Haven man wlio collects odci i pieces of furniture and was sure ! the Davennla would be the piece- j de-bewilderment of his treasures. They had to tell him the Daven- ola really was manually operated, although they sent along some still pictures and duplicate blueprints of the plans. IT TAKES TWO MEN TO HANDLE FANNY That's the catch to most of the gag props produced by the Major Hooples of Hollywood—they aren't finished and completely mechan- Tomato News Son Born A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Bob Lee Nov. 29. The baby, who weighed seven and one half .pounds, has not yet been named. V * + Mr. and Mrs. Everett Shepper- PRESCRIPTIONS S«f« - - Accurate Prescription Druggbt Fowler Drug: Co. Mmln * pint bei-s of the Dogwood Home Demonstration club at the clubhouse Wednesday 'afternoon. ' Mrs. Jarratt gave the' devotional which was followed by singing of Christmas carols. Mrs. B. A. Bugg gave a reading, "The Christmas Story" and Mrs. Dyess read •'• December." The club voted to work on the club grounds Monday. Plans were made lor the annual Christmas jmriv which will be given Wednesday. Refreshments of coffee and doughnuts topped with whipped -jieam were .served. In order that they may blend with their .surroundings, the. black male ostrich sits on the eggs at night, and the gray female in day-time. • COAL SPECIAL High Grade Black Diamond, Deliv- (J»/» A/| ered. per ton «PU»UU Bundle kindling free with each ton of coal. Farmer's Gin & Exchange Co. Phone 325 she ized. That's also the reason tlie props never -are patented. Pickle Read Courier News want, ads Birt when a lucky player hits j Fanny cost about S1500, but she's the jackpot, coins shower from the \ still at the mercy of a man who cornucopia while Fanny liods eag-j hides in the pedestal waggling her erly and exclaims. "Oh. boy!" head and pouring money through FLOODS the horn while another on the OF QUERIES 1 sidelines works a switchboard con- This is a gag for a gambling-(trolling the lights nnd signs. ' joint' sequence in "Las Vegas i: When Preston Sturges wrote Nights." Phil Regan goes from one "Christmas in July" lie dodged de- game to another, losing his own tails of'the Davcnola merely by money while bringing luck: to everyone.else. Finally/he changes his luck by following the superstition of kissing n pretty stranger (Connie _Moore) and proves it by playing Fickle Fanny and getting the jackpot. This moody mannikin is the brain-child of one > of the script writers on the picture, but. property, art, electrical, and plaster de- •pa.rtments, collaborated on her ere- FOR SALE f SHIBLEY'S BEST FLOUR Barrel . ...;.!?:r;V ,... $4.80 48 Lb. Sack $135 24 Lb. Sack . ;%',;'• . 65c 50 Lbs. Lard $$25 100 Lbs. Sugar C. Ash & Broadway Agenf Sinclair Refining Company (he.) LETS GET DOWN w ACTUAL FACTS! ABOUT THE NEW DRIVES Oldsmobile's "no clutch" Hydra- Matic Drive hns proved such a sensational sviccess that many manufacturers have brought out new devices for 1941—with similar sounding names and with claims to similar advantages. There are new kinds of shifts, new kinds of transmissions, new clutch systems, new controls, new "drives." What these devices really do, in comparison with Hydra-Matic Drive, is shown in the chart below. Check their accomplishments carefully. You'll fmd this fact remains: Just one kind of drive is completely automatic ... has no clutch pedal at all ... and never requites any manual shifting, even for quick acceleration. That is the original Hydra-Matic Drive, built and backed by General Motors, introduced by Oldsmobile and now proved by millions of miles of driving in the hands of nearly fifty thousand owners! Names of the devices compared with Hydra-Malic Drive in the chart belcnv will be furnished j 2M AGENT Bhth^ilU Ark. •DRA-MATIC DRIVE*! More than a fluid coupling...even more than an automatic transmission,..Hydrn- Mauc Drive is a combination of both. * Optional at Extra Com ;305 E. Main St. LEE MOTOR SALES, Inc. Phone 329 The material for these suits recently came by convoy from Scotland just in time for ymir holidays and homecomings GENUINE SCOTCH TWEEDS Tailored exclusively for us by The fabric in these suits was imported from Scotiand. That, in itself, is definitely something. It is extremely doubtful, naturally, whether or not we will be uhle to get more materials like these for some time. So when we tell you that these superfine, imported fabrics were tailored for us by Mansfield and that we're able to Sell suits at (his remarkably low price . . . then it isn't necessary for us to repeat (hat values such as these may not he duplicated again for many years. We have only a limited number of these fine suits of imported Scotch Tweeds . . . and while they last they're available at the surprisingly low figure of only $ 27 «•• A 50 AD'S 322- •MAIN-

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