The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 18, 1954 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, August 18, 1954
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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN OSCEOLA NEWS STARR GAZING Success is in the way you walk the paths of life each day: It's in the little- things you do and in the things you say. Success is not in getting rich or rising to fame. It's not alone in winning goals . , . the Gordons: beta* happy-go-lucky helps . Seven Daughters la Eight Years Is Record of Luxora's Gordons sity of Pennsylvania, working his way through by taking care of a fraternity house. He graduated from there in 1916 and was the art editor of the University's Year Book. After graduation he went to Japan as an architect engineer and worked with a Methodist missionary group. They wanted an American who could speak Russian fluently and he filled the bill. A year later he sent for his high school sweetheart and the two were married in Yokohoma. THEIK FIRST child, a son who also is a doctor; was born there during the seven years the parents lived in Japan. They wanter their children brought up as Americans and how American can you get than for a Jewish boy to marry a Catholic girl, as Dr. Gordon did? Dr. Gordon, when can steal away from thse seven precious little girls, which isn't easy, likes to. play tennis and is an ardent hi-fi fan. He is a member of the Luxora Rotary Club and in the few years he has lived in the south has read enough history on the Confederacy to get fightin' mad if you call him a Yankee. My advice to the community of Luxora is to get better acquainted with this fine young doctor, you've got a gem, he's young, he's intelligent and likable and I wouldn't change him. I would suggest, however, to the young mother of seven daughters: change doctors. which all men hope to claim. Success is being big of heart and clean and broad of mind. It's being faithful to your friends and to the stranger kind. It's in the children whom you ] love and all they learn from you; Success depends on character and everything you do. real extra special, m about 30 minutes Cora, said she was through. Mrs. Bowles said, "Now, ( Cora, you know you haven't been j in there long enough to really; clean up." | Cora's reply *as. "Yasam, I is. I'se got the biggest of it." An agreement to end the Spanish-American War was signed Aug. 12, 1898. On the Social Side.. What you can do, or think you can, begin it. When you are discouraged because you are in a valley, remember that every valley reaches up to the hills. Betcha didn't know Ephnam Wales Bull, American horticultur- ( ist, was the originator of Concord i grapes. That happened in 1849. Hei lived to be 89 years old and thatj ain't no bull. A bachelor is a fellow who canj put on his sox from either end. Who started that old gag about June being the month for brides? worst thins about having our children," Dr. Gordon said. "But houses aren't plentiful in Luxora and we weer lucky to find any at all," he added. The Gordons really make travelers turn around and look twice out on the highway but can you imagine the scramble when he stops at a rest room. He loads his family up in the family car every Sunday for a day's outing and by the time the nine can find room to scrouge in I am heartily in favor of big families for the very young in heart, soul and body, that is. Seven daughters in eight years is not a bad record. Don't see how a fellow could beat it unless he had twins some where along the line, which Dr. and Mrs. Jerome Gordon of Luxora have not. Speaking of the very young, ne is twenty-eight and she is twenty- seven and can you imagine seven little girls being any luckier than that? They are young enough to really enjoy living with all the racket that goes with it. As the old saying gees: "The Lord knew what he was doing when he gave children to young couples." And that can be said again from an old hand. These two don't go around with long faces wanting somebody to feel sorry for them; they are the happiest-go-luckiest parents I've ever met, and life is just as much fun to them now as it was when they married at eighteen and nineteen. They are a shining example of what is meant by "living it up." Dr. Gordon says he would like to write a sequel to "Cheaper by the Dozen." and name it "More Expensive by the Dozen." CAN YOD imagine taking these little girls to a store for their Easter Outfits. Mrs. Gordon leaves most of the dress-buying to Dr. Gordon. She thinks his taste excells hers and admitting such a thing. she deserves a "Cromo." Even if a woman thinks it, she usually doesn't want others to know it. Of course, the latest addition to the family, Mary Elizabeth, who is not quite three weeks old, hasn't had time to develop her personality ,but the other six are strictly individualists. Judy, the oldest, has proven to be the most dependable; Lynn is the worrier out of the group; Karen is the happy-go-lucky one; Gail, who lives in a worid all her own, js the studious type; Sandy is i ca l school. Just like any teen-ager the 'hardest one to fool. The big- would choose. After a short court- Cora and Commodore, two old Negroes who worked for many | years for Mr. and Mrs Ed Bowles] of near Luxora. left to go up Na-vvth to East St. Louis to get on relief. Cora came back recently to visit some of her children and to call on Mrs. Bowles, About all she could talk about was how she got her relief. In her words, sne said, "Me and Commodore just Walked in the relief office and started telling them j a lot of hard luck stories and we had the man a-crying 'fo we got through. He said. 'Folks, you all is sho got a hard luck story if I ever heard one and if youse'll sign yo name or make a X right cheer! you is as good as being passed on'." Mrs. Bowles took advantage ofj Cora's visit and asked her to go j in the living room and clean it up My papa says the main reason for the" rise in the high cost of living can all be blamed on cellophane. Now-a-days everything in. the food line has to be wrapped in cellophane and of course that is added to the price of the commodity. \ "Now take when I was a boy, j he said, "xvhat couldn't bej wrapped in a newspaper was car-j ried bare-handed." Wonien must be getting lazier, j he added, "Why, guess what I saw- in the fruit and vegetable bin in a certain store in town — a tray filled with sliced cucumber and sliced onions," He wondered if the women who bought them could lift a cruet of vinegar to pour over it and of course the tray was covered in cellophane. A man may fall many times, but. he isn't a failure until he claims} so ebody pushed him. How did your horse happen to win the race? a man asked the ] jockey. "Well, I just kept whisper-' ing in his ear, 'Roses are red. violets are blue, horses that lose are made into glue'." Dollars do better if they are' S«e STAR GAZING on pa^e IS Mrs. R. C. Bryan invited nineteen guests t-o her home Sunday night to j compliment Mr. Bryan on hisj birthday. Yellow and white mumsj decorated the dining room. Zinnias; in brass containers decorated the! living room. Following dinner thei evening was spent informally. j Mr. and Mrs. Ed Simmons anaj family of Houston. Tex., who havej been visiting friends in Osceola returned home Monday. Miss Dorothy Wilson and Missj Judy Ashmore returned home Sun-j day" after visiting their sisters in j Memphis for a week. "j Capt. and Mrs. A. E. Hook ofj Murfreesboro, Tenn.. announce the i birth of their second son born on, August 12,. in Murfreesboro. Capt. I Hook drove to Osceola Thursday j to bring his oldest son to visit hisj grandmother, Mrs. J. H. Hook forj several days. j Mrs. Ruth Swansey is a patient j in Southeast Missouri Hospital iuj Cape Girardeau, Mo. Alter her dis- ] charge from the hospital she willj be transferred to her daughter'sj home. Mrs. Arnold Weiss in Cape j Girardeau for two months. Mrs. I Claude Lloyd and daughter. Su-j zanne. spent the weekend with Mrs. • Swansey. j MX-, and Mrs. Gordon Hampton j of Memphis spent Sunday with his] sister, Mrs. John Douglas and j brother. Charles Hempton. Mrs. Harry Hurst and grandson of Brinkley drove to Osceola over 'the weekend to visit her daugmer, Mrs. Harold Jones and family and to return her granddaughter. Ethel; Mae Jones, who has been visiting j her in Brinkley for the past two j weeks. Mrs. Jettie Driver, sons, Dwight and Jerry, Mrs. Prank Williams and son, Ed, who have been vacationing for a month on Lake James. Ind., returned home Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Toney and son, Billy, of El Dorado were weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Butler and Mr. and Mrs. Ben P. Butler, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wertz, who have been a tending summer classes at Peabody College in Nashville will be home "for the next five weeks before going back for the fail term. Mrs. R. G. Lancdon, son, Phillip, and mother, Mrs. Phillip George left Sunday morning for a week's visit in Biioxi. • Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Ivy, Mrs. Harry Matlock and Mrs. Bill Walters "drove to Whalen Springs, Methodist Camp grounds to visit their daughters who are attending the meeting. Miss Gave Waddell has returned home from a visit in Lake Providence. La. She was met in Memphis Sunday night by Miss Diane Butler and Russell Thomasou. Water Stations In Egypt, filling stations dispense water from pumps resembling American gasoline pumps and and cater to customers who bring their own containers. way of all those busy little feet, there is hardly elbow room for driving. Might I add again? "The good Lord knew what he was doing, etc., etc." Dr. and Mrs. Gordon even have the nerve to take this bunch in swimming and they haven't lost one of them yet. Without their brood, they could easily pass for college students, it's really amazing how youthful-looking Dr. and Mrs. Gordon are. When I went to his beautiful clinic in Luxora, he was expecting me and I asked .to see Dr. Gordon. He said, •1 am Dr. Gordon," I nearly passed out, I was expecting to see a father of seven daughters, fcinda stoop-shouldered instead of fresh- looking young chap wearing .the latest ad in sport shirts, navy slacks, loud argyle sox and -loafer shoes. Times have certainly changed. „ » * DR. GORDON was born in New York City, of Jewish parentage. He finished "high school at the age of 16. He had a brother in medical school in Little Rock who insisted on him coming South. Dr. Gordon attendee Arkansas State College before entering the University of Arkansas Medical School in Little Rock, and was doing fine in his work until he met his wife and that, he said, brought his grades down. He decided rather than to give up his sweetheart he'd give up med- gest pest among them is Kathy; you either have to show her your •undivided attention on your own free-will or take the consequences. All of them wrapped up into one makes for a perfect balance, and what ever type child the two always wanted, they're sure to find just that, out of the seven. They say there's luck in odd numbers and there's no doubt about it. If you believe what your grandmother said—and, pray tell, who doesn't—don't you remember her telling you the seventh son or daughter in the family was more or less on the mystic side and was born with a veil over her face? I didn't dare ask the doctor if this was true with his seventh daughter- I hate to be disillusioned this late in life, so I'll keep on believing what my grandmother told me and the doctor can laugh if he wants to. Time will tell whether this is true or not. a* m * ALL OF THE seven little Gordons, like the seven dwarfs, bear a strong resemblance, and especially their baby pictures will fool even the children themselves. Dr. Gordon, like any proud papa would do, broughout an arm-load of kodak pictures to show me, but the little girls hovered over us so. correcting him when he would tell me; "this one is Judy or Kathy or Sandy or Gail or Karen or Lynn." he finally gave up and spread them out on the floor for them to argue who's who. He said that happens every time they have company. "Living in a small house is the ship, the two ran away to "Hernando's Hide-way," to coin a popular song, and were married. To keep the marriage a secret for the time being, he went back home to New York to work for his dad, who owned a drug store. Three days after he arrived home, his dad suffered a heart attack and died. Dr. Gordon stayed a short while until the store was sold and came back to Little Rock where he and his wife awaited the arrival of their first daughter. In July of the same year, he enlisted in the Army to enable him to be eligible for G. I. schooling. He enlisted for three years, but as we all know after the close of World War II Congress didn't apropriate enough money to take care of the two million re-enlistments so the men with families were -given the opportunity to get out after six months in the Army. And the second daughter had arrived . DE. GOKDON entered the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. where he became aware of the fact that if he expected to ever become a doctor he had to get on the ball and that he did. He buckled down not only as a family man but became very studious. He went back to Little Rock Medical School where he had left because of poor grades, to prove to the professors he had matured enough in three years to want to continue where he had left off. He talked to the Admission Committee and they took him at his and four daughters to his credit. He was graduated in 1950. He interned in Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga and another daughter came along while he was there. Uncle Sam had decided by then that doctors, who had no military experience were needed badly and Dr. Gordon went back into service for two years. He was stationed at Fort Ord, Calif., where daughter number six appeared on the scene. Prom Fort Ord, Dr. Gordon was transferred to Camp Atterbury, Ind., where he received his discharge in July. 1953. Coming back from Indiana he kept his eyes out for a location to settle down in and begin a general practice. Coming through Luxora. he "lucked up" on something any young doctor would give his spot in heaven for. m * » THE CLINIC built by the late Dr Hudson, which was vacated by Dr. Don Blodgett, who was coming to Osceola to practice, stood vacant. Dr. Gordon looked up the mayor of Mr. Silman begin the biggest booster for Luxora, arranged for Dr. Gordon to talk to the committee who was trying to find a doctor for Luxora, Mose Silman, and of course their town to take Dr. Blodgett's place. As we all know, equipment for any kind of Doctor's office runs into money, but to equip the one in Luxora was really out of reach for a young doctor just out of the Army, but the committee assured him they would take full responsibility of the financial end if he would take care of the practice end, which both sides have done abley. The experience in dealing with people and their many and varied ailments has been worth more, Dr. Gordon said, than any thing the text book has to offer. Small town experience for a young doctor is of the utmost importance and the citizens of a small town benefit equally as much by the doctor always anxious to go when or where at all hours of the night. The old fogey idea of the old doctors knowing more went out of style when World War I came along. Since then so many of our young doctors received their training in the world who saw to it that their young men benefited from their own lack of military training. WARS ALWAYS bring out new medicines and treatments and as each year conies along, more 4 and more miracle drugs are developed. Can't you remember, not too many years ago. where a patient was bedridden for weeks and Weeks for a disease that now can have the patient back on their feet by the time you learn to pronounce one of the new drugs? Dr. Gordon's father would be proud to know his youngest son was a practicing physician and had the American family that he has. You, see, he came to this country in 1910 as a young boy of 18- He has a very brilliant young^ man which was proven when he "finished high school in two years in Perth Aniboy. N. J. From there he attended the Univer- more with a diploma in one hand v^V-^ -v UI^A » m« »•*• ^^$COTTON PICK SACKr Nil MM FUUT FIELD TISTID MO WILL Sniff TMMl 01 1 Ml "rtUU* DUCK lAGi. BSrrmrt ITKKIA i* *u «' »MW* M WITH NtHITt. BIMIS MO* BAG CO *, ftHN. M, ff |« ly Ail f MAY BE A FAMILY AFFAIR Fidgeting, nose-picking and a tormenting rectal itch are often telltale signs of Pin-Worms... ugly parasites that medical experts say infest one out of every three persons examined. Entire families may be victims and not know it. To get rid of Pin-Worms. thss« pests must not only b« killed, bat killed in the large intestine where they live and multiply. That's exactly -what Jsfnc's P-W tablets do ... and here's how they do it: Firtt—». scientific coating carries the tablets into the bowels before they dissolve. Then — Jayne'« modern, medically-approved in- trredient goes right to work- (aU» Pin-Worms quickly and easily. Don't take chances with thi« dangerous, highly contagious condition. At the first fcifm of Pin- Worms, ask your druggist for genuine. Jayne>P-W Vcrmifu*e.. . the smuU, rasy-to-Uke tablets perfected by famous Dr. D. Jayne A Son, specialists in irortn remertiw for over 100 years, A hard game uses up energy fast—Coke helps put it back. And what a refreshing service tliat is! Ifs magic the way delicious Coca-Cola brings you back go refreshed ., . so quickly ,,. and with as few calories as half an average, juicy grapefruit. Point Four generations have made Coca-Cola by far the most asked-fo? •oft drink in the world,. I 0 t T L t ft AUtMOttf? O » ?H| C 0 C * - C O 1 A C 0 M P A M V If COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY OF BLYTHEYILLE

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