The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 26, 1950 · Page 6
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BTVrrHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS MONDAY, JUNE 26, 1050 vVlfssco Couple Remembers Life in County's Early Days By HARRV A. HAINES (Co«r»«r News SUIT Writer) A contradiction to America's <ti- Vorc* statistics is the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Pepper o( HufT- man. < ' Come the Sfith of this month, they'll have been married CO years .'mainly because "if something comes up that one of us doesti't like, we : jusl keep quiet about it," Mrs. Pepper explains, '-- And there must have been plenty that didn't suit either of them because they came to Huffman quite a few years prior to World War I vhen you could gain title to rich •Mississippi County land by just living on It. And that wasn't always easy on the ill-drained, timber covered land. Mr. and Mrs, Pepper met In Illinois. He was a teacher and she *. substitute teacher. Graduate nf Illinois : A graduate of the University of Illinois, Mr. Pepper returned to academic pursuits and in 1893 was graduated with a degree in law from Northwestern University. They left Chicago, visited some friends in Southeast Missouri, anri then homesteaded at the site of their present home at Huffman. Mr, Pepper can tell of hearing wildcats howl in the woods outside their tent, which theri constituted their home. After gaining title to his land through court action (there were other claimants to the land), Mr. Pepper began sawing and selling the wood thereon in earnest. Wood Sold to Packet He sold 11 directly to packets on the Mi.'isissippi River. The lumber mill experiences still" bring bright smiles to the faces of Mr. and Mrs. Pepper. "I could tell," Mr, Pepper relates, "when the Jury was sitting in either Tennessee, Kentucky or Missouri. What better place could there be to hide than an Arkansas sawmill where there was law of neither man nor God? "I had four little cabins at the mill. I called them Murderer's Row and at one time the four families living there had accounted for seven deaths between them. Cunt, Pistols Taken "But I very seldom had any trouble. I took their guns and pistols when they went to work for me; "We were as free then as any man ever born. There weren't iuiy signs, 'Keep off the Grass,' or 'Don't Park Here.' "We lived so far back in Ihc woods that the tax collector didn't find us for nine years." "It W»» a Lot of Fun" "It was a lot of fun," Mrs. Pepper maintains, "but quite a change . . . moving into a tent In Arkansas after living in Chicago." When a road was finally cut, leading to their home, things changed. "First man down It was the tax plans tnd promote activities during the fall, b, G. Thompson, Jr., .halrnun of breakfait arrangements, said today. The breakfast U to be held at 7 a.m. June 30 at Hotel Noble. Tickets are being mailed to block- captains, Mr. Thompson said. The National Safely Council sayi there are more accidental deaths on U.S. farms than In any other major Industry. i CO VKAIES—Mr. and Mrs. W W. Pepper arc shown above as the Courier News camera sees them Uuiay and as they looked shortly after their marriage CO years ago July 23. Mr. and Mrs. Pepper homesteaded in the Huffman community where they now live. Mr. Pepper is a graduate of Northwestern Law School but turned to farming and :£'33*vii >-fc> *~;-*3Rk-te> „ fe-^w^^^? operation of R saw mill in Arkansas .soon after graduating, was 21, her husband 23 when they were married. Mrs. Peppei collector," Mr. Pepper said. Mr. Pepper gave up his life on the farm once. In 1930, he went to Little Rock to practice law with the late J. A. Kellier. But It gave him high blond pies- sure and he quit after seven years. When his yields began to droi>, Mr. Pepper bewail a study of soil analysis. He still has a soil testing laboratory in his homo. He Im.s also experimented with corn breeding. Mr. and Mrs. Pepper arc happy in the home they built in 1916 (they've added to It since) of lumber he obtained from his sawmill. But Mi\ Pepper says that if he were younger and another opportunity to operate a backwoods sawmill presented itself . . . well, he just might take it. Circuit Court Ends The case of N. D. Satnya vs. C. R. Lewis ended in a non-suit Friday as Chickasjuvba District of Mississippi County Circuit, Court completed civil session. The suit which Involved a charge of.false prosecution was taken without prejudice. , Suffocation Not Cause of Death NEW YORK (AP)—Babies rarely suffocate in their cribs, although their deaths often are blamed on smothering, two New York physicians report. Drs. Jacob Weinc and Irene Garrow of the Medical Examiners Office told the New York County Medical Society of their study. Aulojisies -show that 25 per cent ol the infants listed as smothering victims really died from congenital heart disease, bronchopneumoma, meningitis, or mastoidltEs, they said. The other 75 per cent can nearly all be found to be due to other causes also, they reported. Dr. Werne said It Is virtually impossible for a healthy baby to die of accidential mechanical suffocation. The position of the baby's body at death, means very little unless the baby lias strangled itself between trie slats of the crib, he ;idd- ed. Modern School Design Reduces Cold Absences BELLFLOWER. Calif. (AP) — School absences due to colds can be reduced by modern design and heating of school buildings, says Dr. Norman Wanipler, supcrintfind- ent of .schools here. Pie credits them with effecting a u per cent cut in such absences among children In a I new kindergarten. The floors are heated by radiant panels, eliminating updrafts. The heating Is controlled by outside and indoor thermostats, the outdoor thermostat is a weather anticipator, sensing changes in outdoor cetiipetature.s and signal Inig the heating plant to get into action before indoor changes occur. The room thermostat modifies the actions according to the number of pupils in the room, and other conditions. The system does away with "the cold 10." when the thermometer may read 70 but the room is still chilly, said engineers of the Minneapolis - Honeywell Regulator Co. C. of C. Group Plans Promotion Breakfast The Merchants Division of Ihe Chamber of Commerce h'as made plans for a breakfast 'to discuss Fistula Is Real Threat FRKIC FiOOK—Explains Other Related Ailments 40-page FREE BOOK—tells facti about Fistula, Rectal Abscess, Piles and other rectal and colon disorders; also related ailments and latest corrective treatments. Thornton A: Minor Clinic, Suite 1872, 911 E. Limvoocf, Kansas City 3, Mo. AUCTION SALE By Order of the U. S. DISTRICT COURT STOCK - FIXTURES WILLIAMS GROCERY Caraway, Ark. FRIDAY, JUNE 30 10A.M. STARTS 10A.M. Sale to be held at premises formerly occupied by the bankrupt at Caraway, Arkansas. Assets of this store merchadise and fixtures will be sold by both units and collective bidding as ordered. ... HERBERT L WEIL Trustee,' Jonesboro, Ark. S. S. SELIGMAN Auctioneer Littlt Rock, Ark. „ WIN THIS $229.95 MAYTAG GAS RANGE at the CO-SPONSORS • Crafton Wholesale Gro. • Curt's Bakery • Fred Callihan Radio Service • Nabers Grocery • Meyers Bakery MAYTAG COOKING SCHOOL Tuesday, June 27 2:00 & 7:30 P.M. (Attend Either or Both) Woman's Club Building — Blytheville Fairgrounds Of course there will be no admission charge to attend this Cooking School . . . and there is nothing to buy. We think you'll enjoy and benefit from the demonstrations given by Ann Peterson on the Maytag Gas Range. In addition, one of you will receive this beautiful $229.95 range just for registering when you come in. The entire program is designed to be very entertaining to you and we know you'll enjoy the time spent there. So plan to come — you'll find lots of parking space for your convenience. / Entertainment by Rockie Smith Dancing School — and Others Flowers by Allen's Flowcn * — - - * - * ANN PETERSON, noted home economist of the famed Linda Marshall itaff, will ihowi you the wonderful ease of cooking on May-) ,tag Dutch Oven Ranges. Don't mitt this unusual demonstration. Please Come Early for Best Seats MANY, MANY OTHER PRIZES > Delicious Hams I Complete Meals I Bakery Goods I Flowers ft Cookbooks LYTHEVILLE PROPANE CO., Inc. Highway 61 North

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