The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 16, 1937 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 16, 1937
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PflK IBJBIITE ID Swedish "Plymouth Rock" Govermenl To Spend $50,000 Cni Mm fm \ rS=S^11' ^ ? r? ^l H'rovingBig Lake Game RelWe To Celebrate Landing On Delaware River Island j 300 Years Ago By NEA Service PHILADELPHIA. Dec. 15 (UP)— Rven the youngster nl tlie fool of his grade school class knows nil about Plymouth and Hie Pilgrim Fathers and Jamestown an;! Capl. John Smith. And so do you. nut chances are the bright lad at the head of the class doesn't know l«ans about Tinicum. Nor pvolj- sbly do you. Tinicum Is the town, nine miles south of Philadelphia, where, In .lime, 1G38, Sweden began success- lir --lonizaUon In Ihe New World. Nexl year will be Uic SOOlh anniversary of Ihnt landing on Hie Delaware, and the Pennsylvania Historical Commission is perfcct- ii»? plans for a commemoration lhat will raise Tinicum from n neglected foolnole to Its rightful place In the history books. Parallel plans . for extensive celebration nnd cooperation with' Pennsylvania also urn being- made in Sweden. Already eight ocean liners have been cliar- lercd to transport the mare than 4000 Swedes who. expect to attend the dedication of restored Tinlcum. Crown lYinee Is fc'vpcctnl Tlie official dedication will be made by Gustave Adoiphe, Crown Prince of Sweden, who will land from a Swedish battleship at the •spot on the Delaware where, three centuries before, his fellow caun- trymen had built New Gottcnburg. John printz, the builder of New Gotlenburg. on Tinicum Island, was the leader of Ihe flrsl Swedish colon$ within the prcsenl limits of Pennsylvania. He was n •100-pomid- er. and short of stature. Al the'one time when New Sweden seemed headed for success its forceful governor had less than SO men. He had to use stern measures to keep his colonists in line becnns- most of them had come to tills country against ilielr will. The Swedes were noor colonizers, and for a very good reason. They were perfectly contented at home. There was no religious persecution in Sweden, taxes were not clthorbi- tant, Ihere was no social oppression, nnd tlie population was not over-. crowded. As n result there wns no' incentive for pulling up slakes nnd casting their lot will, Ihe nciven- . turer. / Conscripts Settled Ishiul It was not until John Printz. and 0 ffv oth»rs. went about among their friends and be"sred ihon' f come to America with them that a few colonists half-heartedly ns- r<T>trd. Evn then it was only af- i-r fnniosti^ tal*t had been told »'. i-nlimUM wealth lhat lay aboul in the form of. gold and precious stones, waiting: to be picv-ert im But, at first, emigrants had to be drafted: it was part, of their i»in- ishment for being in disfavor with the government. There were Finns who had run afoul of the law in Sweden for their poaching activities; nia-v of »*--<•.-,, v-nrn forced in com*\ There were army deserters who were flit here under jcntfnw, and there were some ivlio had been arrested for non-mvment of debts. These did not make up n'promising groim of colonists, and John Priiilz had a great deal of trouble maintaining discipline. One of the measures he used \vas the windowlcss House of Meditation. the only buildins; left standing to remind the present <renern- """ "' "'- "—'hn.-ls that we'» used three hundred yenrs ago. It wi.< both a dungeon an-i a privnts '^""; h " r - T 'i» ofllKr wns a prison rnri :• „••>, n^uiqnerl with l-,vo water t--.--h s in 1,-onn food cool. In corner was slraw for beds. Tlie li»ht thnt filtered through n nnr row air vent upstairs fell unon ai nltnr. If a i:erson was sentenced to imnrisnnment lie was thrown inlo the cellar; if lie was fenlcnced to death he was made to spend tlie last 24 hours of his life upstairs. Tliere was a Bible, and in thai solemn room the condemned wns expected to make his pence wish his Maker. The foundations of John Print?'* house have been uncovered, ra has the foundnllon of ifoe powder IKTIPP nearby, it was in the latter lhat Sa-en Wass. the gunner, fell nslee" on November 25. 1045. and dropped a torch into a keg of powder. Thnre was a fire and the entire sc.Ulo- ment. with tlie exception of a barn, was destroyed. The sum of $50,000 is to be spcm within the next two years at l(l« Lake to conserve (lie water :mcl wild life, lo check Hood erosion, to Increase fur production! lo provide staple water supplies ami u> Improve the refuge by building - •••o*. "t •*>,,,><***t> ii ,,,,. »>>imiii-ii jmvL already road lo Hie warden's bouse and cleared Die road lo UK- swlminlii" to n natural swimming pool and I pool and park, have cleared tin' four nere park, according lo Ihe '• ' ' government engineer In diarge o! THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1937 . 8' lake thnt II may foe necessary lo build a Coffer dam In Iron I of the Sand Slough spillway, in order to rebuild It, bnl llils will later lie removed. Tlie Sand SloiiBh i.s the only .spillway which is damaged. TJie workmen have uhcudy Mornersville Society — Personal "House at Medllnltou", principal relic of Sweden n I'inliuun Island nttonpt to establish n foothold in America. .Within .liese window less walls, U-nn.sgrc5.sora ngainsl the rules of forceful Governor Printz were incurcerated to ponder on Iheir sins. Below is 'Prinlzhof", site of the landing of tlie Tinicum colonists. Near here, luring Ihe celebration next ycnr ,n . Swedish bnltlcship will anchor, whtle'Crown Prince Ouslnvc Adolph of Sweden (left) hinds lo conduct the official dedication, a project stnrled Dec. 1. Sixty WPA workers arc now employed on the federal project with IJljinivl Uerboo Jr., of DCS Matties. Iowa ns project director. H is planned to use 110 as soon as this number Is nllowed. 'I'liis B||f Lake mlgrtitoey water fowl i-ol'iiKO project is sponsored by Hie biological survey, department, of agriculture. There arc 0,4(.0 acres in Hie refuge, which is •said to be one of the least improved In the country. There lifts only been $7,820 appropriated for Die first livo niontlis- work of this project, which K :i pint of the $194,000 uppronrlnled by Hie federal government, for work of UiLs kind throughout llu- Unllcrt Slnlox but it is expected that the other ap'i)ro[irlallons will follow. The plan is to replace .Satiti Slough spillway, which Ims been pnrtlnlly washed out, nnd lo pui n slop log structure (here, to build another stop log structure al the upper bar pit nil so that the. wn- ter level on the lake can be controlled ns much as possible, to build n gravel .road, nlmost 0110- Imir mile in length, from tlie county road Into Hie refuge, to build n mound inside the east levee high enough to protect the road from high water, lo build a garage and boat house on Uic mound for Ihe refuge keeper, Stephen B. CrosMcy, to brush oul he refuge boundary line and to osl il.. nnd to build n one-half ille road from the refuge keeper's louse to the rmluriil swimming urea and have built one- iirih nillo of Ihe ro;ul to the iiige but Dii.s lias not liccii i;rav- I! high wuu-r forces suspension ol tnt> work, it will take the full iw«i years to compli-li- the projwi Mi. Lierboo suid. Above Die Gown With Metallic Sheen Haraway Heads County Negro Teachers' Group J. W. Hara«-B.v was eiectcei president of the negro teachers In Mississippi county for 1938 at a recent meetlnj al Osccola. other officers elected v.ere s. M. Nunn. first vire nr<-v'rt»nt: T. i,. currie. second vice) president; Bessie Partee, secretary; Alice M. .Barabin. assistant secretory; W. U Currie, treasurer: A. V. Wilev, piantist; A. H. Currie. reporter; w. s. Barabln, chairman Silk brocarle f in red and gold brings glider (o evening gowns by Clianel. The scarf bodice ends in double sash al the back of tlie waistline and another scarf (rims one side of the asymetrical <kcol!eto. The original tfTecl is stressed by the diamante bespangled hair veil and the heavy gold necklace and bracelet in sculptured Sold. 'ill be cleared. The new pnrk. which lias nl- cady been in use for some lime by •esidenls of western Mississippi omity, lies oji ihe , vo ., t side of lie lake three miles from Manila According to Mr. Crossley, bo-' ween- 60 nnd 75 people' swim iiere each Sunday through' tha ummer months and it is believed !int the park aim swimming p (JJ i 'ill procide n place of recreation or hundreds of persons. In Uic rebuilding of Snntl .lough, which i b one of four pdhvays, hi addition lo Iwo clams •hlch are already there, it wlli e necessary to lower the water ?vel temporarily, Mr. Lierboe said, 'here is so much water in the NOTICE ~ Notice Is hereby given thai DCX-- ors Johnson and Mniian have filed in application 'for a permit lo evecl : one story brick veneer buildliK- on •x>l 10, Block 7. of Davis First /Trtdi- ion lo Ihe City of Blythcville. Al - :ansas, for the purpose of conducing a cliniclhercln. Permit for the section of said building will issue after Ihirly days from I'ne date le.reof unless protest is filed as pro- •idcd by law. Dated Ibis 9th day of December, o:n. JOE CARNEY. 10-n City Engineer. iflol nnd four acre park, which '. visited lier nioftifi-, Mrs. Wai- ' ler Loina'x, Saturday. j Mr. and Mrs, Frank Bninmun and son left Monday for Haynes City, Fia., to spend Hie winter. 1 Miss Rum Simpkins Is spending „„„ M u[u .. utlu ; 1; i,, 15 ,,, or , lm <, tills week al Junestaoro, visillny j nl the •BiyllievJiie hospilal. He w<ts Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Simpkins. ! taken there In u Moll amlnihticc W. .M. U. Meets The Woman's Mlsslonnry Union •~i the UapUsl church mcl wllli Mrs. S. K. Huliiii Wednesday iift- ei noon. The program opened with group •'•infill)!,' of "Silenl NiKht." Mrs. Hutlin Rave the scripture lesson nnd the .service in Hie week el prayer commemorating Uic memory <jl l/ntle Moon was held. A Christmas offering was taken. Twelve members were present. i Mr. and Mrs. Milford Sanders I '•'.•''"• visiting rclutivi-s al Marble liiil and Cape Glnudeiu Kiuiday. Hill H. Brynnt, .1. s. Wiliiford <}. H. Roberts, Aluorl Lane, Kigg l.i-ijioiis, CJnirlcK Cirovtr Wlcksr. nil ,j| KenneU; Hilllc Ai.i:;li:,iti (.1 Scniiih; Kominli- Wil- .'iiji,,<;«mpli<'ll. Mrs. Onio lircwcr and Mis. Tului->-l arum-r, nil' ul jCsiidv.'dl; Karl Hi/geruld of Cfirn- Mmc. wid Adolph Meyers, ol Illy- jUM'vilif. alic<ul«l tin; lulu-nil ill program 'on tti'iitii- Ml ' :i - |i:<| wln U. Mu/on of Chiir- Kfive u tulk oji lolu '' N ' CiU '- i; > visillnij Mr. and Alr.s. A. j. Liingden jr. Mi.'.s Itillic Adkins, of IJ!y;.;i(>- At the Hospitals Hcrschcl Bobo underwent a n emergency operation for appendicitis at one o'clock this moruin^ Scout News Boys —— Girl Troop :n mi-i Tur-s- l (lie American L- .. sM'iitii- prrdlction, nave n tulk on ni-nlher signs. E. f,. Crouch described Imrrjineti'i.s and ihtlj- u.-i.'. and Kdwurd Thompson descrl'x'd hyiiromi'lcrs and their use. Kwmtmaslcc James Terry prc.- senlcd the toys will) Christum gifts. Chaiius Bimn ami Jimmy Ilud- .soii [W.sted llieir tenderfoot U'.sis. AHICKHORIKK-WORTHAOIME Christmas seals and $16.50 athletic committee; and M. M. Wii- burn, chairman of excculive com- miltcc. Sixty teachers represented the <0 negro schools in this county at the meeting. Conferences of primary, grammar, high school teach- tis and principals were held with ^f. M. Bunllnj of Wilson, Novella > Mr ?- Effle Smllh, who has been •Brown of Armorcl. K. H. Nunn ^f seriously ill, | s slowly Improving. BH'lhcvlllc gndjrvlni drav of O3- 1 Hilly Edd Collins is ill from ceola as the respccliv." le.iders. » severe cold. Plans vcre made for the sale of, ^' r ' "nd Mrs. Klrtes Ncb>on have raised loward Ihe $50 Jcancj fund of Ihe Southern Board of Education which will give negro schools more supervision. Number Nine News inovcd from this community to Armorcl. Mrs. Tommy Co.v, of Cooler, been visiting her mother, Mrs ne Smith, who is sick. Mr. and .Mrs. Paul Collins and children spent .Tuesday In Puxico wllh Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Whittle, Rumania. Greece, nixl Turkey javc forbidden civil aircraft to fly over ceilaiii /ones In tiu'ir •lerrllory. OMWONf... T.W.Samuels "DOR many jtcncraiion*, men I •*• called for T.NV. Samncls ;o fittingly honor moments like tfu's. Truly the liquor ot tradition, it was j a mo u j when voxir Grandtatficr \vas young. For 93 years a Sirmicls has supcrvijcJ ttic distillation and ageing ol "T.\V." This is vour usnrnncc that cverj* drop sold under ihe T,\V, Samuels bran-1 jj distilled and bottlcit by T.W. Sjnmcls. Irx. SENTRY \ f k highly recommend this Btodeni- CLEAN Coal for furnace, Stove or Stoker $7.00 ton GAY & BILLINGS MiONK 7« uxurious Gifts for Bachelor or Benedict REST ASSURED'. . . an elegant robe or these luxurious Lounge Pajamas will make him stay at home and like it! Truly the gift ideal for the man on your list whose good taste has your admiration. Silk Robes Stiti Ktprttenlalhn, CHARtCS F. MILIER, INC llicli lirocailes, cmtiroidcrril am! print silks will! lustrous linings—also beautiful solid color ucpi's. Blue, wiiii', black and navy—some with contrasting linings. 50 $20 00 Flannel Robes All \yirol j^uncls in snlin lilucs, RTeys -ll 'tl rtds. scir-irimmrtl or «'i(h Scolrh iil.iitl ms and i-oiUii.s. :ill-nver pliud.s ami uUrnvl- hv slri|)r.s. Cocktail Jackets Of lu.-u-v hi-ocadi- silk in iiliHo isriiil cl«i«n with solid black ] :ti:Hs, savh and run's . . • lim-il wrlli \vinr m-pp SI'!.:" O50 $ 12 S HOUSE SLIPPERS ^2.95 Enro Lounjama $ 5to 150 i:.u-n l.i.unj:>inas resistor immnliali-ly w iih all mm: K.VKHI.V tiiilurcd of p,,rr ilyc silk oropcs null s-u- ins in :• wide scKvlirm of ap p rrt)Ills slylos . Colors arc dark hlue, l,l,,e, ,,. lvy , grern . W - IM> Mia ailll hlarlf . . . ni-n- spider wch broca.lcs. phi,, wf avc rrcpes nnd [(i s (rous salins. Sleep Pajamas ? 2to If ,l\ slrr,, tn SS i:.iro Slccplo^ . "rs with I'crsiat, 50 sl,lrs m „,, ,.„„ „,,., m . ss ^ ihfw ivi( , al ,. m . cr pn . nK so| . it co| . t, print lupn,, „„.,„ 3)l(| C , |(T , will, couirasUng |,i pil>r . „„„„, of ,,,,,; very fnwc ;, Mt „,,„„„ . int) f ^ or rom , liill.ilitin. As usual the hest is a/ways at EAD'S 315 WEST MAIN STREET

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