The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 21, 1955 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 21, 1955
Page 9
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1955 BI.YTHEVILI.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PACK NINE STARR GAZING By BETTVfc NELLE UTAKK Courier Newt Staff Correspondent "Pennsylvania Packet," the first U S. daily newspaper was published on this date In 1784. Did you know the city of Cincinnati was originally called "Losantl Ville " It was settled on Sept. 22, 1188. The name Cincinnati honors an order formed by officers of the Revolutionary Army, The "Star Spangled, Banner" waa first aung on Sept. 22, 1814. Congress established U. S. Supreme Court on Sept. 24, 1788. Balboa discovered the Pacific on Sept. 25, 1513. Do you know the story ol how the American flag wa* desig- ned'and by whom? Capt. Samuel Reid, who was in battle for three months, beginning on Sept. 26, 1814, fought So savagely that he put three British warships out of action for month*. Aa they were carrying troop* to New Orleana the delay helped the Americans to win the decisive battle of "Fayal." Reid who blew up his ship and escaped ashore with his crew sur Ived to design our present flag. Thought this would be nice for junior to know. There'* usually a cartoon In magazine* ahowing a fat man opening trie refrigerator door. The note* left in the box by -the man 1 * *pou*e am use* me. One recently *howed the *aid fat man going into the box for a bottle of beer. The note read "Give the baby hi* bottle too" Another note showed a calorie list. The latest one 1 ww *howed the fat man in real loud pajamas which he was holding up. The note said . "Go back to bed." Te reverae the altuaUon, a recen cartoon showed the fat spouse, ilo- ppy chenile housecoat, hair done up ia curlers, on the verge of open ing the refrigerator door, looked up and saw skinny spouse with bathroom *cale* under hi* arm. The** art the thing*'that keep me amused and from ever being bored or lonesome, something 1 know absolutely nothing *bout. The fellow who's wrapped up only in himself make* i pretty small package. H. L. Mencken said when he »ee,s two women kiss. It reminds him of prize fighters shaking hands before the fight, might I add the pun. Th follow who laughs last may Ip.URh best, but he soon gets ihe reputation of being a dumbbell. If you don't jret everything you want, think of the things you do get thtil you don't want. Joe Louts, the prizefighter once said he didn't actually love money, but tl quieted his nerves. A small lown is one where there Is no place to go that you shouldn't. A rabbit'i foot ia a poor mbsit- ut« for horse sense. If you watch women shopping at a *ale, you would think they were taking inventor)" for the store. There is hardly a week that pastes that someone In BIytheviUe and vicinity doesn't wnd me a message. Sometimes it's just B friendly letter mentioning something 1 had written in Starr Gazing and sometimes the messages are something that happened to them they wanted to pa« on to me. Some are telephone calls. Some aak for recipes, some >re just trlandly invitation* to drop by and «ee them and some have isked Attention: Men of the 461st Wing! Hudson Can Supply All Your Clothing Needs: • Uniforms • Belts • Caps • Ties • Slacks • Shirts • Cheverons • Jewelry Cleaner • Clothier - Tailor Blytheville. Ark. 3 generations choose Maytag "WitS Gffflloc •tti«nl" I o.-or America, 3 generations in the 1 '>s families have chosen M*yt«gs. V<m can own • MnyUg for *| 90 95 IIALSELL&WHITE Main at Division Ph. 3-6090 to drop by my "House by the side of the road." These are the things that are very dear to a person's heart. I'm the type who contends the best things in life are free. My 'phont rang Saturday 1 morning and t-he voice at the other end wai that of Mrs. B. B. (Boyd) TomlinEoa In Biylheville. She wanted me to know she had named her daughter, now .Mrs. Jack Saliba, living here in Osceola, after me. Of cour«e I appreciated the honor, but my curiosity naturally made me ask had we known one another years ago and we hadn't. Mrs. Tomlinson who was born In Blytheville, was liying at Manila when she was expecting her child .. .22 years ago. She passed through Osceola on her way to a PTA meeting at Shawnce and when she stopped for the red light'she glanced toward the store on the corner, which was my ready-to-wear shop and saw the name "Bettye Nelle Shoppe" printed on the window. She turned to her friends in the car and said "if my baby is a girl she will be named Bettye Nelle. Three months later, the little girl arrived and sure 'nu_'. she remembered her promise and twenty-two years have rolled by without my having any knowledge of this episode. And now, If there are such things, I'm a grandma by proxy, because mV name sake is now a mother. Funny little things that happen in thi« funny old world I New Divorce LOS ANGELES W)—Actor Grant Withers has been sued for divorce by hi» fifth wife, Cuban-born dancer Estelita. Michigan Solon Dies Suddenly WASHINGTON I/P)—Rep. John D. Dingell, 61-year-old Michigan Democrat, died unexpectedly Monday night at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. His death was the first in the present 84th Congress. Dingell had represented Detroit's 15th District since he was first elected to Congress In 1932. He had entered Walter Reed Friday night for a checkup on a suspected asthmatic condition. A son, James, said his father, apparently died of a heart attack. He said the congressman's condition had not been considered serious until he took! a sudden turn for the worse some three hours before his death. • Elected to Congress 12 consecutive terms, Dingell was the second- ranking Democrat on the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee. He also was a member of Gar Hongs On . DEN1SON. Tex. I/Pi — Joe Hil- breath of Dallas dragged a 10- pound alligator gar out of nearby Little Mlnerad Lake into Din boat. The gar showed its displeasure by the Senate-House Committee on Internal Revenue Taxation. clamping its powerful jaws on Hil- breath's leg. Hilbreath finally got back U) the dock Monday with the Ilshing plug, the gar and his leg all firmly hooked together. The chirps of crickets have surprising carrying power. One cricket, barely an inch long, sounds a note audible' almost a mile. HAIRY VETCH Oregon or Arkansas Grown PMA SPECIFICATIONS Place Your Order How BIytheviUe Soybean Corp. 1800 W. Mam Phone 3-6856 HOW COSTLY? Yow household contents add up to more money than y« think. Fw , nfture, silverwart, clothes and electrical appliances a/e worth big money. Be certain that you have enough fire insurance when (ire strikes. TM mi|bt be tomorrow. NOBLE GILL AGENCY GLENCOE 6LDG. 3-6868 ew Ford Trucks ibr'56 Exciting new functional styling draws all eyes to the finest trucks on the American road—new Fords I Now! Most horsepower per dollar! N E W! More horsepower in every model ;; i up to 26% more! Every engine Short Stroke! NEW! Bigger capacities! New Driverized Cabs! New Lifeguard safety features! N E W! New styling, new "leadership look"! Over 280 models, from Pickups to BIG JOBS! Short Stroke dttlgn cuts engine friction, gets more usable power from every gallon of gas. Only Ford has it in every engine. They're here—new Ford Trucks for '56, with a wealth of advancements that make them the greatest Money Makers ever offered to truck buyers! Now—Ford gives you a choice of sfMii Short Stroke Y-8's and a Short Stroke Six. Horsepower increases in every model —by as much as 26%. More power to get you rolling faster, save you time all the way!.Afore horsepower per dollar than any other truck fine—proved by comparisons of net horsepower and suggested list prices of all trucks! New Driverized Cabs with full-wrap windshields cut driving strain. New Lifegijard steering wheel and Lifeguard door latches (rive you protection you can't get in any other truck! See the new Ford Trucks now, at your Ford Dealer's! No offier truck gives you all of these '56 features ItrUff S-ft. H-ton Model F-100 fJfU/t Higher-capacity tubeUst nCW, Express for bulky loads. '•*•''• tires run 25° cooler, give Also, popular S^-ft. Pickup. Max. GVW rating 5,000 Ibs. fjflt/f Deep-center Lifeguard "£**• steering wheel helps protect driver from the steering column in an accident. Only Ford has it! Standard at no extra cost. fjfll/t Lifeguard door latches give /iCrf. a d(j e (j protection against doors jarring open on vehicle impact ... a Ford Truck safety exclusive. 12-volt ignition for better starting, better performance, greater electrical reserve. t/CU/f "Special" Y-8 engines with ™Crr> exclusive hood air scoop, 4- barrel carburetor and dual exhaust system ... for extra power, performance and time savings! extra mileage, resist blowouts! Standard on every Ford Truck! A/CU/f Master-Guide Power Steer- "trf • j n g now available on most conventional and Cab Forward BlG JOBS. Standard on most Tandems! tJtWf Sodium-cooled exhaust IlL-rYi valves in heavy-duty engines operate as much as 225° cooler, last far longer 1 kit 111 ( Full-wrap windshield stand- •flCrr> ard on all cabs. New full- wrap rear window available for easier backing, parking, maneuvering. Low extra cost. fJCU/f A full line of eight Short I'trW* Stroke engines, backed by over five billion miles of Short Stroke engine experience! ON DISPLAY FRIDAY-SEE YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD FORD DEALER PHILLIPS MOTOR COMPANY Broadway & Chickatawba Phone 3-4453

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