The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 1, 1954 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 1, 1954
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WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 1, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS OSCEOLA NEWS , BO,. HA Star, Osceoia Principal Herbert Smith Proves to Be Man. of Few Words Fewer words were never spoken than those spoken by Herbert Smith when I called on him for a timely story, that of a high school principal, I found him to be too modest for his own good. Of course, as far as he is concerned, he'll never get in trouble listening instead of talking, but that wasn't the way I had planned to get his life's history. Every now and then I run into something like this—and brother, it's a pain. About all I got out of him was that he was born. . . and that's what I had to go on. This introduction to the Osceoia High School principal, must b« managed mostly from an outsider's viewpoint and as the old saying goee, "If you want an honest opinion, go to a child." So that's how I got this story. Mr. Smith came from a family of three older sisters and one younger brother. Alhtough their parents were owners of their own land, they were of the old school that children should be taught to be resourceful. Living on a farm and with five children to educate, each child was given their own task to do which made it easy on all, and too, it kept the parents from hiring outside labor. The family home is near Greenfield, Term. MR. SMITH attended school in Greenfield until he reached the ninth grade. The family then moved to nearby McKinzie. After three years there, they moved to their old home and Mr. Smith graduated from high school there in 1940. During his high school years, he was active in 4-H Club work -and was president of the Future Farmers of American organization, in Weakley County. During that time, he won in a conservation contest and was given a free trip for his 4-H work on the quail restoration project. The trip, with all expenses paid, was for ten days at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Even though he knew farm work, his ambition was to become a doctor but With a large family of ambitious daughters and sons, each wanting to explore the educational field, there just wasn't enough money to single out any certain one of the five children for professional training, so that dream burst in mid-air. Following graduation in McKinzie for two years. After two years of virtually working his way through Dental college, he stayed out the following year and taught school in his old home town. The principal of Greenfeild High School, had kept his eye on young herb Smith during his high school days and when he found that young Herb was looking for a place to teach, he offered him the job of science teacher and coach. Even though he had been brought up in Greenfield, he had the respect of his pupils and their parents and the year was well worth the year he missed in college. Herbert Smith prefers listening to talking: . . . QUITE FREQUENTLY home town boys have a hard way to go in convincing those they know so well to believe in them. It isn't as bad now as it was several years ago. Both boys and girls, even though thoroughly qualified, had to seek employment away from home and I'm glad I've lived to see that old custom practically die out. In fact, I believe they make better employees. Any young person is egotistical to the extent that they want to be a hero in their own home town. That year of experience taught Herb Smith a lot of things in his teach- in career, that followed after his graduation form college at Memphis State in the summer of 1946, Mr. Smith met his wife, the former Miss Sara Overton of Toone, Term- accepted a position at Joiner. The fall of 1946 brought him to Joiner while the two were attending Memphis State. After his graduation, she as a science teacher. Being interested in Boy Scout work and working with Steve Ralph, brought Mr. Smith to Osceoia in the summer of 1947 to run the old swimming pool. Taking time out to marry in August. 1947, Mr. and Mrs. Smith came to Osceoia after a short honeymoon, where Mr. Smith, through his introduction to Superintendent Frank Sanders by Steve Ralph, accepted a verbal contract as science teacher and principal of the new elementary school. AFTER TWO AND one-half years. he was made principal of the junior high school. At mid-term last year, he took over the duty of high school principal, upon the resignation of Donald Wertz. Going into his eighth term in the Osceoia schools Mr. Smith said there is no other place in the world like Osceoia and he has been here long enough to call it home. He is proving his statement by buying a home here. Mrs. Smith is a school marm In her own rights, but when Jeri Lou came along six months ago, she has her hands full, for the time being at least, and is turning over the school teaching to Mr. Smith. The duties of a high school principal really mean something in this day and age. I can remember when the teacher who was the oldest in years, and not experience, was called the principal. It really didn't mean a thing but that in the Os- ceoia schools until Mrs. C. L. Moore was made principal here. She revolutionized that mistaken idea and since then it is a very important job. The duties of a principei is two-fold. First, the administration and supervision of class work, which I looked over for this year and that, my friend, really tooK a lot of planning. Second, the assembly program and class room activities are made possible by the principal. * * * THE OSCEOLA High School program caters toward a college preparatory curriculum. The record of this school is well worth bragging on. Prom 60 per cent to 75 per cent of the OHS graduates attend college, and I think that is an exceptional percentage. Osceoia offers a solid foundation in math, science and English. It is a grade A school in the state and is a member of North Central Association of Schools and Colleges. Mr. Smith distinguished himselt in the county when he coached the Osceoia Junior . Girls basketball team in the 1948-49, 1949-50 seasons, which ended in the girls winning 26 games and losing' two in the '48-'49 season and in the '49-'50 season they were undefeated in the regular season. They won. four games in the county and four in the district tournament. I remember the publicity the girls got during Mr. Smith's coaching. One of the girls he started off was Katie Mae Watson, who last year went with the famed Red Heads, a professional group of girl basketball players. Other names I recall in those two seasons were Billie Gaines Mann, Shirley Cone, Ann Stevens, Carolyn Lowe, Jean Driver Kendrick, Dorothy Wilson and Get lost, soothing relief with PERCY MEDICINE "It all started when I didn't have enough hot water for shaving." And it all ended when he got an automatic GAS water heater. It's much, much faster than non-flame types (a 30-gallon size does the work of an 80-gallon)—costs less to buy, install •nd operate. And it's safe. Dependable. Always have enough .clean hot water, at correct temperature. Let us advise you A about the right tiie. You'll be /*/>/k /A\ glad you did. only trttl ((J/ automatic water heaters give hot water 3 times faster Ark-Mo Power Co. STARR GAZING On the Social Side... Here's the latest figures of the results of last Wednesday's Kiwanis Club "Kid Day." One thousand and two attended the free picture shows. Fifty at least got lost from the crowd but were at Florida Park awaiting the crowd to get there. Twelve hundred pop sickles dripped ail over the kids' best bibs and tuckers in the sweltering sun, but that seemed to make them taste even better. Mixed in with the popsickle drippings was mustard from s the fifteen hundred hot-dogs the kids consumed. I don't Snow how many sacks of pop corn were eaten as it's hard to figure just how many sacks can be gotten out of the 90 pounds of shelled corn that perfumed the picnic grounds. I haven't gotten any reports fram the. doctors as to how many kids had the belly-ache from their big day but I did get a report on Dr. L. D. Massey, who lifted kids into the train and on the Shetland ponies. He's feeling "mighty low." building nests in your hair. Aunt Het says she doesn't know whether her nose is itching for company or if she's got worms. If it's worms, she's got a sure-cure to rid THEM, but if it's company, guess she'll just have to go on and make the best of it. You cannot prevent birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from Modern conveniences have their draw-backs. Before "indoor bathrooms," were installed you were a: least out of hearing distance when the telephone rang. Them were the good old days! Martha Phillips. * * « THE NATIONAL Education Association, of which Mr. Smith is a member, is made up of thousands of school teachers, principals, superintendents and other educators. At their annual conventions, methods are discussed in instructing and administration: courses of study and every phase 01 educational problems are discussed pro and con when the members leave the convention halls, you can be assured that your child and their problems has been thoroughly analyzed. There is no wonder that children are smarter now than they ever were before. It's a smart school teacher now-a- day who can outsmart their, pupils. Mr. Smith was president last year of the Mississippi County Teachers Association. He is a Methodist, a Mason and a member of the Rotary Club and the only thing I could et him to really make an assertion on was that he is a "Pure-dee democrat." I don't know the difference between that type of Democrat and just a plain Democrat, but there must be. If I could have gotten in a word with his parents, who still live in Greenfield, I would have done a better job on this story, but since I couldn't, this will have to do. My, my, my, — grandma would turn over twice in her grave if she could see her granddaughter smoking one of the latest things in smoking equipment. Jewel-studded pipers! Anything to be different, is what I always say. Corncobs for more informal smoking, I presume. I've lived to see snuff-dipping come into its own, and girls, let me tell you, they say there's nothing as restful as dipping, that is if you use an Althea tooth-brush instead of filling your lip. Abso- Founding of Los Angeles, Calif., by Governor Felipe de Neve occurred Sept. 4, 1781. The first Continental Congress assembled Sept. 5, 1774, and of importance to some of the old times, Corbett defeated John L. Sullivan Sept. 7, 1892. This was the first heavyweight championship under Marquis of Queensberry rules. Lucy Boone Miller celebrated her seventh birthday by having a picture show party at the Murr, followed by games and refreshments at her home. Lionel Silverfield, son of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Silverfield, received his commission of second lieutenant last week at Fort Lee, Va., and will report for duty in February to Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Lt. Sil- j verfield. who was a senior at the University of Alabama last year, majored in advertising and selling and will remain in Osceoia to be- associated with his father in the dry goods business until he leaves • for service in February. Mr. and Mrs. Ross Ford spent the week end with Mrs. Ford's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Elkins. Mrs. Ford is the former Miss Sarah Elkins. They were en', route to Conxvay xvhere the two I will attend Hendix College the! coming year. j Miss Margaret Chapel of Memphis, fiancee of Ben Dean Hatcher, spent the week' end as guest of Mr. Hatcher's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Hatcher. She returned home Monday. Jimmy Herndon and son, Tom- Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator of all I have not seen." If you expect, in your old age, to look back with pride and joy upon past years, you'd better begin right now to make every minute count. named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Robert A. Freeman. Dated this 30th day of August, 1954. SEAL GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk. By ERNESTINE PETERSON, D.C. Ed B. Cook, Atty. for Pltf. 9/1-8-15-22 my, are home after visiting relatives in Newport, Term. Miss Margaret Brewer, fiancee of Dr. Frank Rhodes, has returned to her home in Helena after visiting in Osceoia and in Memphis as guest of Dr. and Mrs. Mallory Harwell. Bruce Ivy and Charlie Coleman spent the week end in Little Rock. Among those in St. Louis over the week end attending ball games were Dr. W. J. Sheddan, Ben Butler, Sr., C. J. Lowrance, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Strickling, Johnny Strickling, Miss Virginia Florida, Chester Danehower, Tim Bowles and Carroll Watson. Miss Dawn Fletcher returned Sunday night from a four-day visit with her aunt. Dr. Edna Nies, and Dr. Carl Nies in BlytheviUe. Mr. and Mrs. Victor F. Gherson of Ankora, Turkey, announce the birth of a son at Methodist Hospital in Memphis Saturday. Mrs. Gherson is the former Miss Mackie Smith of Osceoia. Mrs. Bob Bailey and son, Frank, left Tuesday to attend the state board meeting of the Federation of Garden Clubs in Fort Smith. They will return Sunday. Latin Vs. South South America is the southernmost continent of the Western Hemisphere, including the ten republics and three colonies on that continent; Latin America is South America plus the countries of Central America, the Caribbean, and Mexico. "For every evil under the sun, "There is a remedy—or there is none; "If there be one, try and find it, "If there be none, never mind it." WARNING ORDER IN THE CHANCERY COURT, CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS Robert A. Freeman (Col.), Pltf. vs. Uo. 12,766 Katie Lee Freeman (Col.), Dft. The defendant, Katie Lee Freeman, is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court DO YOU KNOW —What is the first name and middle initial of Mr. Lloyd, house manager of the RITZ THEATRE? . , . who manages the ROXY and STARVUE? The more folks with whom you "get acquainted"—the more enjoyment of life will be yours. In business and in social contacts "knowing the persons BY THEIR NAMES" is most important. "LET'S GET ACQUAINTED," ... will feature PEOPLE, those friends of yours at our places of business who serve your daily needs! I I WARNING ORDER IN THE CHANCERY COURT, CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS Juanita Miller, Pltf. vs. * No. 12,756 Johnny Miller, Dii. The defendant, Johnny Miller, is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer th« complaint of the plaintiff, Juanita Miller. Dated this 23rd day of August, 1954. SEAL GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk. By OPAL DOYLLE, D. C. Claude P. Cooper, Atty. for Pltf. Ed B. Cook, Atty. ad iLtem. 8/25-9/1-8-15 WARNING ORDER Charlie Washington Pain and Dollie LouEHa Fain Austin, .heirs in the Estate of J. C. Pain, Deceased, are hereby notified that a claim, has been filed against the Estate of J. C. Pain, Deceased, Probate Causa No. 2231. Probate Court, Chickasawba District of Mississippi County, Arkansas. 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