The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 8, 1954 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 8, 1954
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIVE OSCEOLA NEWS &fy. Kit. Star, At 10, Palmer Stanton Went Along On a Honeymoon— His Cousins Those who were brought up on the theory that a honeymoon isn't exactly' the place to take a 10- year-old boy and a seven-year-old girl will no doubt shudder at the thought of having that happen to them. It is a rarity and so is the offer made to the young couple who took Palmer Stanton and his little sister along on a month's travel. It all came about when Palmer's father, who had more money at that time than Carter had little pills, made a proposition to his niece. If she would take his two children with her on her honeymoon he would pay all expenses for the four. He wasn't really expecting her to take him up on it, but she did on one condition — if she could go west. Having a family of five boys and two girls and the racket that goes along with them, he told his niece it was worth the price to be rid of two of his noisemakers for a month and she would deserve all she got out of it before she got back home. * • * THIS WAS back in 1912 when traveling was done on the train. That also was the year when Palmer and his sister, Sara, tasted their first hamburger. After the social event of the season, the marriage of Palmer's cousin, the four boarded a train for St. Louis and from there to Denver, Colo. Palmer had begun studying about Pikes Peak and about Old Zeb Pike, who had discovered the mountain. When he left St. Louis and was told they were headed . . . Palmer Stanton . . . for the Colorado Rockies and was promised a trip to the top, he,^professional rooster fighter and like any 10-year-old boy would do,! told him how much money he had talked so much about it on the trip and did he have a rooster he could sports fan, including game cocks that by the time the four landed in Colorado the cousin wished they had stayed in Memphis and spent their honeymoon at the Feabody like they had planned. But that was just a beginning. Palmer and Sara had it on their mind to go to San Francisco. Their father promised them they could go any place they wanted and, honeymoon or not, they intended to be the center of attraction. * * * TRAVELERS didn't travel light in those days. It must have taken a lot of baggage for his cousin's trousseau and enough clothes for two children to last a month. There were no road-side launderettes to help out the situation. The hamburger situation began to be embarrassing for the young bride and groom. With all the preliminary coaching before they entered the dining room of the town's swankiest hotel, on what NOT to. order, the minute the waiter walked up to their table the two kids called out their order of "hamburger and an Orange Crush" before they could nudged under the table. This trip has stuck with Palmer and Sara throughout the years and I imagine that young bride of 1912 has gotten a lot of laughs out oJ it when she related the antics of those two to her children and grandchildren. They were met at the train on their return in a brand, spanking new surrey a gift to the courageous young bride and groom from Palmer's father. THE NEXT big event in the life of Palmer Stanton was the year 1914. when he became a Boy Scout. That same year he owned his first fighting rooster, which led to many years in that phase of sport, if you want to call it that. Personally I couldn't bear to look at a rooster being slowly killed and I would forever lose my taste for fried chicken and I never want that to happen. The Stanton family of Memphis, where Palmer was born and brought up, were in the Wholesale produce business. The grandfather, J. S. Stanton, originated the business and when Ben Palmer Stanton, Sr., was old enough he was taken in as a partner. When he had children of his own, hearing the word "partner" spoken of so much, they called him "Pardee," and until his death, his children always affectionately called him by no other title. Being around the business, as all small boys like to do, Palmer became interested in chickens. One day, among a crate of chickens that had been bought, Palmer spied a game rooster in the flock and asked his grandfather if he might have it. * * * WORKING at odd jobs around the produce house, Palmer saved up his nickels and dimes until he buy for that amount. The man culled his flock and let Palmer have one he thought was no good Palmer was proud of his first purchase, however, and knew he would have to get the fat off the rooster and condition him before he entered him in a fight. Palmer worked on that rooster every spare minute. When he thought he was ready to fight, he paid his entrance fees in a contest and was the proudest owner on the grounds. The rooster won three straight fights with the professional rooster fighter looking on and wanting to shoot himself for selling him. After the third fight, he asked Palmer to lend him the rooster for a fight that was to be staged the following day. Kid-like, he obliged and the man won a Cadillac automobile on him. From then, until the rooster got killled, he was billed as the "Cadillac Rooster." Palmer borrowed money to take his prize possession to New Orleans to fight, thinking he would drive home in a Cadillac but instead the rooster lost and Palmer hitch hiked home. A 16-year-old boy isn't easily discouraged and just recently Palmer has given up rooster fighting, but he says its still the greatest sport of them all, even if he did make a hole- in-one and got his picture on the sports page of the Commercial Appeal. There are no sports but fishing that Palmer isn't well versed on. He's one of Osceola's most ar- .dent football and basketball fans and has never missed a game played here in' the 16 years he has lived here. PALMER'S schooling began in Memphis at the "Misses Emma and Ella Cooks Private School." That was too sissy for a boy who was to follow rooster fighting later, so his dad let him go to a public school the following year. He received his education in Memphis University School, Central High and Nelson Business College. At the age of 17 he walked in home one day and announced to his mother, he wanted to quit school and go to work and she consented. His first job was with the now defunct -office of O- R- Ewing and Co. He was with the firm for five years and gained his knowledge as a bookkeeper from the experts who worked for the firm. The firm audited the Mississippi County's sheriff's office during the five-year stay and that was his first knowledge that the town of Osceola existed. When the firm dissolved, Palmer went to work with the Burrough's Adding Machine Co. as clerk in the firm, He was later transferred to Jackson, Miss., in the capacity of manager. He was with the firm for five years and the depression hit. fie and Mrs. Stanton were married in September, 1932, and in Marcli, 1933, he was wondering where his next job was to come from. It seemed every five years his jobs blew THERE WAS an opening at Fisher Body Co. for him, this was another of those five-year jobs, but this time he gave up the job to come to Osceola. Ben Butler had heard of Palmer through a Burrough's salesman. He called Palmer for an interview and when Ben met him the first thing he asked was "How much likker can you drink?" palmer replied, "none," and that was the extent of the interview. Having .lived in Osceola all my life naturally I love it and think there is no other place in the world but Osceola, but I always like to know from non-natives why they like it, etc., so I asked Palmer how he could be so perfectly satisfied in a small town, having never lived in one until he came here. He summed it up perfectly by saying, "When children in cities are born on a certain' street, they never know any other child but the ones in their block. In small towns, children are free to go across town, ride the highways and by-ways and still be in hearing distance when the dinner bell rings. "People are close to one another in towns of this size, they share in the joys and sorrows of their communities and when a casualty hits a family, you need only to go to them and see for yourself of how every body in town wants to contribute something to let them know you are interested. In cities, it doesn't mean to a passer-by to see crepe hanging on a front door, but in a small town, where all the business houses close in respect for the passing of one of their citizens—that to .me," Palmer said, "that is true friendship." Mr. and Mrs. Stanton have no children but Mr Stanton's love for the Kiwanis Club and its work with underprivileged children has endeared him to all who know him. He is secretary of the club and has made such a good one that the mem- jers wont' let him resign, although has served for three years. Palmer is a Methodist, a Mason and a Shriner. STARR GAZING General Pershing returned from! geles burlesque house: "Third Di- World War I on this day in 1919 and on Sept. 10, 1894, the United Daughters of the Confederacy was organized. Maybe life DOESN'T begin at 40, but at 40 we begin to realize a lot of things we didn't think about before then. The more you talk about yourself, the greater the danger of your becoming a liar. The girl who thinks no man is good enough for her may be right, but more often she is left. A man who is always in a stew usually goes to pot. When you go to drown yourself, be sure to pull off your shoes, they may fit your wife's second husband. The darkest hour has no more minutes in it than the brightest. This is tihe time of year for gourd-cutting, so the old timers say. Gourds have come a long way since grandma used them for dippers exclusively; gosh, now they adorn the living room tables. You can't live your life over, as much as you might want to, but you can think it over as you go along from day to day. A lot of folks, like a lot of motors, are continually knocking. On the marquee of a Los An- ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Sealed proposals will be received by the Board of Commissioners of Drainage District No. 17, of Mississippi County, Arkansas, in the office of the District in the First National Bank Building, Blytheville, Arkansas, until 11:00 o'clock A. M. (CST), September 17, 1954, for excavating approximately 110,300 cubic yards of material, at which time and place the proposals will be publicly opened and read aloud. The work is divided into two units of approximately 83,500 cubic yards (about 11.5 miles) and approximately 26.800 cubic yards (about 0.3 miles) respectively. Any bid returned after closing time will be returned unopened. Copies of the plans, specifications and other proposed contract documents are on file in the office of Drainage District No. 17, at Blytheville, Arkansas, and axe open for public inspection. A set of such documents may be obtained fro mC. . Redman, Secretary of the District, upon which deposit will be refunded to each actual bidder upon return of such documents in good order within five days after receipt of bids. The caracter and amount of security to be furnished by each bidder are stated in the above mentioned documents. Bidder must be licensed in the State of Arkansas, and no bid may be withdrawn after the scheduled closing time for receipt of bids for at least thirty (30) .days. The Board of Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive niformalities, DRAINAGE DISTRICT NO. 17 BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS By C. G. REDMAN, Secretary. 9M-13-15 The automatic factory of the fu- had four dollars. He went to a up. by no fault of his, however. DO YOU KNOW —What is the first name and middle initial of Miss Swank, Manager of FEINBERG'S FASHION SHOP located on Main Street? ... Who are the stlesladies? The more folki with whom you "get acquainted"—the more en joymcnt 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 III --~ to reality. An electronic control has been -built that will operate machines by means of a tape recorder similar to those used in broadcasting fields. The main difference is the equipment records motion instead of sound. fcTr the COURIER in WARNING ORDER IN THE CHANCERY COURT, CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS Robert A. Freeman (Col.), Pltf. vs. XJo. 12,766 Katie Lee Freeman (Col.), Dft. The defendant, Katie Lee Freeman, is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plain- iff, Robert A, Freeman. Dated this 30th day of August, 954. iEAL GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk. By ERNESTINE PETERSON. D.C. Ed B. Cook, Atty. for Pltf. 9/1-8-15-22 f* Fforjr Itching o/ | • COMMON RASH AHcrgy - Ivy P»ts»fl - Hwt JU*H Don't stand such torment any longerl Just smooth Resinol Ointment on your irritated skin at once. Set how quickly its 6 active medications—combined in 'a-nolm —bring restful. linsenrijt relief. NEWS Osceola, call BILLY BEALL, 567-J mensional Girls, no glasses necessary." One who loses his temper, loses. If money grew on trees, a few smart birds would get the most of it. Opportunity knocks but once, temper hammers away incessantly. Smile when you say hello. Think twice before you speak, especially if you intend to say what you really think. An echo does have the last word, but . it doesn't contribute much that is new. Guests will happen in, in the best regulated families. If you don't believe bankers are hard, look at their arteries. Are you looking for a good "White Cake Recipe"? Whether you are or not, try this one. J /4cup butter \Vi cups of sugar 2V 2 cups of cake flour, silted 6 times, no less Cream butter -and sugar Add 2y 2 teaspoons baking powder and y+ teaspoon salt to the flour and sift again Alternate the flour with iy 3 cups of ice water Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla and fold in 5 egg whites beaten stiff but not dry. Bake in two layers 25 to 30 minutes in 325 degree oven. Use old- fashioned boiled icing made with white Karo. Since fresh coconuts are in, how 'bout sprinkling the tc. and sides of cake generously with hand grated coconut and be sure and cover your knuckles with tape before you start grating. Sow your calliopis and corn flower seeds this month for early spring flowering. All you need to do is to clean off a spot by raking and sow seeds like you would mustard seeds. On the Social Side.. Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Yates, Jr., announce the birth of their third child, a son, born Wednesday morning at Osceola Memorial Hospital. The baby was named James Fairley Yates. Mr. and Mrs. Yatag have two other children, Bill, who is 2 years old and Debbie, who is one. Among students from Osceola going to college are Jean Driver Kendrick, Buck Alexander, Francile Malock, Jack and Leo Duclos, W. L. Gillespie, Carolyn Reid, Don Thrailkill, and Carolyn Edrington, all will be attending the University of Arkansas. Enrolled at Ole Miss are Betty Spiers, Sylvia Elias, Sonny Steed and Jimmie Fielder. Going to Memphis State will be Ben Dean Hatcher, Johnny Strickling and Wade Quinn, Jr. Attending Arkansas State will be Shirley Shoemaker, Harvey Lee Hill, Tommie Spiers, Kenneth Cole, Barbara Shaneyfelt, Karen Bradley, Russell Thomason, Donnie Dunn, Bobbie Stilweli, Dowell Harlan and Harlan Starr. Floy Nichol will attend the University of Ohio. Miss Jeanette Bowen and Vaughn Posey will return to Mississippi State in Starksville. Vanderbilt students will be Miss Joanne Cullom, Warren Weinberg, David Laney, Jr., and . Karen Young. Miss Llewellyn White will return to Holton-Arms. Miss Carmen Poitras will be a senior at Brenau Wade Hart will re-enter the University of Arkansas Medical School in Little Rock. Diane Butler and Sandra Butler will return to Monticello College in Missouri. Joyce Cannon will return to Hendrix. Mrs. Lalah Coble complimented her guest, Mrs. H, G. Banks of Albuquerque, N. M., with a morning coffee at her home Friday morning. Twenty-five dropped in during the morning to greet Mrs. Banks, who is a former Osceola resident. An arrangement of daisies and .white periwinkle graced the table in the foyer. The living room was decorated for the occasion in bowls of'miniature zinnias. Mrs. David Laney presided at the coffee service which was served from a table centered with an early fall arrangement of fruits and foliage. After a few days visiting in Osceola, Mrs. Banks will go to Missouri to visit friends before she returns to her home in New Mexico. Pearle Anne Applebaum celebrated her tenth birthday Thursday when her parents, Mr. and 'Mrs. Joe Applebaum, invited 40 boys and girls to a dance given at the 50 Club. Preceding the dance, the youngsters enjoyed a picnic-type supper. Mr. and Mrs. James Florida returned home Sunday from a 12-day visit in Denver, Colo. They visited Mrs. Florida's daughter and son and several nieces and nephews. WARNING ORDER IN THE CHANCERY COURT, CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS Dorothy M. Rogers (Col), Pltf. vs. No. 12,765 Leroy Rogers (Col), Dft. The defendant, Lerty Rogers, is LITTLt L/2— Sometimes it's hord for o girl to Jcnow if o fellow is a perfect _ tl«mon o* 1 just not int«re$t«dT hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named, in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Dorothy M. Rogers. Dated this 30th day o! August, 1S54. SEAL GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk. By ERNESTINE PETERSON, D.C. Ed B. Cook, Atty. for Pltf. 9/1-8-15-32 Texaco Cotton Picker and Spindle Oil For AH Types Cotton Picking Machines Delivered Anywhere In Mississippi County Finest Quality . . * Rust And Oxidation Resistant . . . Priced Right Dirtriburor For FIRESTONE TIRES THE TEXAS CO. Bob Logan Consignee—— Blytheville Phone 3-3391—Joinei Phone 2421 1 © Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Blytheville 117 Eott Main, Blytheville, Arkansas • Phone 2-1095 OPEN LETTER September 8, 1954 TO OUR FRIENDS: We wish to express our sincere thanks for your patience and kind understanding shown us during our recent loss by fire of our entire bottling plant We are particularly grateful to our many dealer friends who waited for our Pepsi-Cola salesmen to call on them. We know you will be interested to know we have made arrangements with neighboring bottlers to bottle Pepsi-Cola for you during this crisis. Our trucks are all on their routes thoughout our territory now and will operate every day. We hope to be back on a normal delivery schedule within a few days. We are temporarily operating from 117 EAST MAIN STREET' formerly the Sheltqn Nash Motor Company. Our telephone number remains unchanged — Poplar 2-2095. . We hope you will continue to call for "Pepsi" at your favorite dealer's. We know you will find this delightful modern light refreshment of the same high quality that we bottled in our own plant. YOUR FRIENDS, THE PEPSI-COLA FAMILY y (J irntn ' lc ^anaer6

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