The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 29, 1955 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 29, 1955
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1955 BLYTHEV1LIJ! (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NW1 Scholarship Winners Answers; Did'Brightest Boy'Tab Have Effect on Career? By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS . Suppose that upon graduation from high school you won one of the most famed scholarships of all time, were headlined throughout the nation as "the brightest boy in America," and educated accordingly. Would it have any significant effect on your later career? Two men, now in their early 40s, had that unique experience. One says it was a significant factor in landing him in his present Job as an aeronautical research scien- tiest. The other, a physics professor, says he believes, his career would have beer pretty much the same without the scholarship. Wilber B. Huston and Prof. Arthur O. Williams-Jr. were the only winners of a scholarship set up nearly Uiree decades ago by Thomas Alva Edison. Newspapers hailed the winner as the nation's brightest boy. He was selected from candidates quizzed by a .board of prominent men. Discontinued The- scholarships were awarded hi 1929 and 1930, then discontinued because of Edison's death. •The first winner, in 1929, was Hiuton, then 16 and freshly graduated from Lakeside High School in Seattle, Wash. Williams, who htd just completed his studies at East Providence (R.I.) High School was chosen in 1930. Both automatically won an all- expense education at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received widespread publicity. Waer* are they today? Huaton l« *• civil service scientist, engaged in research for the nation*! Advisor)' Committee for Aeronautics at Luigley Air Force B»M, Hampton, Va. Willlami U teaching a few course* and specializing In theoretical physio at Brown University in Providence. Says Williams: "I think my career would have been pretty much the same even if I hadn't won that scholarship. I don't believe it would have made much difference." One Difference One difference that it did make, however, was that Williams received his undergraduate education at MIT .He later returned to Brown for graduate study, and it was in this period that he decided to devote himself to an academic career. He took his Ph.D. in physics at Brown in 1937. in the fall of 1937, he joined the faculty of the University of Maine. Five years later he returned to Brown, and now , lives quietly in Harrington, K.I., with his wife and a 12-year-old daughter. Huston joined a small research laboratory run by Theodore Edison, son 'of the inventor, after his graduation from MIT in 1933. The background of the Edison scholarship caught up with Huston while he was in the Army during World War II. The ranks of scientists working for the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautic had been depleted by the war, and in 1944 the committee sought to fill the gaps with especially qualified service personnel. Huston was chosen because of his education under . the scholarship. In 1945 he was given an honorable discharge and continued his work under federal civil service. Today Huston's job is with the maneuver loads branch of NACA, which tests the strength, buffeting ability and air speed measurement of military and civilian planes in the planning stages. He is married and the father ot four boys. Even though 25 years have passed, Williams still winces at the label, "America's Brightest Boy." "That was a purely publicity label," he says, "and really had nothing to do with the Edison scholarship. I have always known I was not a prodigy. As far as I can see, I'm just a fellow of average career in academic work." Huston, similarly modest, says only that the past 26 years have been extremely kind to him and "I shall always be greateful to Mr. Edison for the opportunity he afforded me." \ANILA NEWS By Mrs. James Felts A. A. Tipton of Manila will serve as chairman of the 1955 Christmas Seal, Drive, replacing William Borowsky who has served for the past three years. Prior to Mr. Borowsky. Mrs. W. B. Brown was Mr. and Mr». A. W. Riddle returned to their home in Pine Biuff Monday after a week's visit here with his sister, Mrs. M. M. Williams, and family. Mrs. Lula Mae Jacobs and son Williams of Memphis spent Ronnie spent, Wednesday in the. weekend here with relatives, home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. j Junior Lee has returned from Billy L. Yates, and son. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tyler were in Oeceola on business Friday. Misses Shirley Henard, Shelby Jean Canada, Mozelle and Pauline the T. L. Freels, »t Whitton. Mr. and Mrs. Donill Benton Harbor, Mich. and children of Memphis spent Thursday night, here with her par- enU, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Cash. Mill Carrie Sola no, student Arkansas State College, spent the weekend here with her parents, Mr. and Mr*. Tony Solano. Billy Williams, student at Harding College in Searcy, spent the weekend here with his parents, Mr. »nd Mri. M. M. Williams. MiM Evelyn Anderson of Memphis spent the weekend here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Anderaon. Mlu Sue Scroggini of Lepanto ac- compuiied Ml" Mary Dale McVay and brother Dean to Memphis Tue- iday where SjSgt. Henry Lee McVay left for Uie Navy Base at San Dlegl, Calif., alter several days here with nil parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee McVay, and other relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Pat Burfield and children of Helena spent the weekend here with their parents, Mr. »nd Mrs. J. H. Burfield and the Rev. and Mrs. Carl Appling. Miac Ann Taff spent the weekend her'parents in Little Rock. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. McMillan of Memphis spent Sunday here with her parent*, Mr. and Mrs. P. B. Wood. Miss Ima Charolette James ot Jonesboro spent the weekend here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Norman James. Mr. and Mr*. Terrell Powell and children returned Sunday from Jonesboro where they visited Mr. and Mrs. Sewood Jones. Bud Ramer has returned from Michigan City, Ind. .where he tins been visiting for the past several weeks. The Rev. and Mrs. John Peterson of Houston, Tex., announce the birth of a son. The Rev. Mr. Peterson is the son of the Rev. and Mrs. W. W. Peterson of Dyess. Mr. and Mrs. Austin Chaplain are' in Corning visiting their son, BurHion Misses Polly Nichols and Joyce PRESCRIPTIONS Filled by Registered Pharmacists at all times Accuracy ami Dependability Are Alway* You*. Prompt Delivery Service OWENS REXALL DRUG STORE Harrison spent the weekend in Memphis with relatives and friends. Charles Ray Jones of Memphis! , ,, ; . spent the weekend here with his ! E Christmas Seal chairman for the community. The Christmas Seal Drive is conducted to raise funds for control of Tuberculosis in Mississippi County. Aftcepting the appointment, Mr. Tipton said, "The TB Association's year-round efforts to eradicate tuberculosis deserves the support of every citi?en in this community. "Christmas Seal funds," he pointed out, "pay for x-rays taken by private physicians when the patient is unable to pay for his own, transportation to the sanatorium and clothing where needed. These services carried out by the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association forking with the Public; Health Department help to bring about the defeat of the disease. I am proud to be associated with such an effort. "In Mississippi County during 1954, there were 522 cases of tuberculosis. During the year 48 new cases were discovered, eight of these by the mobile unit. There are about 75 residents from Mississippi County who are patients in the sanatorium at this time. Six Mississippi County people died with tuberculosis during 1954. These facts make me willing to head the drive to fight this disease." Mrs. R. C. Whitney surprised her son. Woodrow Whitney j with I birthday supper last Thursday parents. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Jones. Mr. and Mrs. Vernbn Holland and children spent Sunday in Nettleton. Mr- and Mrs. Kenneth Matthews and children returned Tuesday from a vacation in Texas and Magnolia, Ark. ter Community. .Mrs. Whitney presented Woodrow with a huge birthday cake. After the supper he was presented with a number of gifts. Present for the supper were Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Whitney and daughters, Wanda and Maxine, Mr. and Mrs. John Edwards, Miss Inez Whitney, Miss Harilean Hall of West Mem- j Mr. and Mrs. Walter Caery, and phis spent several days here visiting \ children. Trudene and Jerry, and her parents. Alton Appling of Helena speni the weekend here with relatives. The Rev. and Mrs. w. F. Keel of Waldron spent Monday night :iere with her parents. They mo- lored to Memphis Tuesday 10 visit her mother, Mrs. W. H. Keel, who; 111. They returned to Dyess I Thursday. j Mr. and Mrs. Bob Hargett of i Pontiac, Mich., spent last week j here with friends. Mr. and Mrs. A. A. G'urey and Miss Mary Sue Garey of Dyess, j Joe Bill Deaton all of Manila: and Mr. and Mrs. Guy Whitney and Judy and Guy. Jr., of Leachville. The Wesley an Sen-ice Guild conducted a study course last week at the First Methodist Church in Manila, The course was on Indian Americans. Sirs. Billy Fox was in j charge of the devotional both nights, Thursday and Friday. Mrs. Dial Ballard was leader Thursday night, with Mrs. Carl Rabbins, Mrs. Wayne McCullough and Mrs. Dan White assisting her. Friday night Mrs. Carl Robbin was leader with Mrs. Tom Steele, Mr. and Mrs. John Glynn and| Mrs . w . A . Smith and Mrs Gene children and Mrs. Paul Coats of i Gregory assisting her .A film strip Marked Tree were Sunday guests O n the American Indians was also n tVio Vi.-i-HQ nf >Tf afirl \ti-f \ 1 _ _1 __ in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Turner. EXPERT WATER PUMP REPAIR Hubbard Hardware PllM* Z-2«15 ' shown. Friday night, Mrs. James Felts Give Your Child Something Educational and Entertaining for Xnias, a set of Child "iVorld Books. Call 3-4152 for Demonstration. For aches, pains cuts, bruises, t> u r n fc colds, beanacbcs. oites ajid stings, try Bob's Gypsy Rub Liniment C. G. SMITH PRODUCTS CO. PICKARD'S GROCERY & MARKET Nationally Advertised & Fancy Groceries The Finest in BEEF, VEAL, LAMB, PORK Genuine Hickory Smoked Country Ham Nationally Advertised & Fancy Groceries 2-2043 Call In We Deliver Come In 1044 Chick LONG-HAUL TRUCK INSURANCE Se«— United Ins. Co. Ill W. Main Ph. 3-6812 and Mri. Otrild Donntr iurpriMd tlulr EKit-aunt and uncle, Mr. and tin. Let David, when they cooked supper and went to the home of Mr. and Mri. David -to eat with them. After eating lupper they spent the evening talking and viewing colored slides of relatives. Mr. and Mrs. John Felt: and son, John Allen of Osceola and Mr. and Mrs. James Pelts spent Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Harry Felts. Mrs. Georgia Davis, accompanied by Tolitha Kay Davidson, were in Memphis Saturday where they went to bring Miss NoriU Davis and Miss Roxie Ruth Smith home for the week end. Miss Davis and Miss Smith are taking nurses training at the Methodist Hospital. H. L. Ammons and son, Cpl. Bill Ammons of Waldron spent last week with their daughter- and sister, Mrs. Haywood Ashabranner and family. Clyde Moore of Haines City, Pla., was the Sunday dinner guest of his cousin, Mrs. Roy Veach, and Mr. Veach. He has been visiting his mother, Mrs. Newt Moore, for several days. Wayne Taylor, who is attending Arkansas State College in Jones- horo, spent the week end in Manila with Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Durham. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Gotham of Newport were Sunday guests of Mr. Gotham's sister, Mrs. W. E. Jackson. Mrs. Milton Towles and daugh-j ter, Ellen, Mrs. W. A. Thieme and I daughter, Mary Jane, were shoppers in Memphis Friday. Mrs. J. C. Lane returned from Gillespie, HI., Thursday where she had been visiting her sister, Mrs. L. G. Davis, and family since Tuesday. HOLLAND NEWS Bj Mn. E4 HamrtM, Jr. Read Courier New« Classified Ads. Mrs. Charles Cohoon and daughters Raye Lavonne and Jerry presented a playlet, "So Rich a Heritage," written by Mrs. Cohoon, for the 15th anniversary celebration of Women's Society of Christian Service Thursday in Caruthersville at the Methodist Church. The playlet, a 10 minute history of women's organizations in the church, was dramatized in the sanctuary. All churches included in the Pemiscot larger parish participated in the occasion. Mrs. A. L, Kidwell of Caruthersville presided during the evening. Following the program visiting guests retired to the parlors where punch and birthday cake were served. Attending from here were Mrs. Nannie Porter, Mrs. L. Berry, Mrs. Oma Smith and Mrs. Noble Capehart. Mr. and Mrs. Voris Workman are heralding a blessed event of their son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Randall Workman, of Kirkwood, Mo. An eight and a half pound baby boy, Craig Randall, .arrived early Sept. 20 ai a Kirkwood hospital. This is their second child. Mrs. Voris Workman is visiting there lor the occasion. Another daughter, their third, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Prank Palmer at Presnell Hospital in Kennett Monday morning. Melody Royce is the baby's name. Mrs. Palmer was formerly Rebecca Channel. Lisa Gay and Dianna are their other daughters. VIsltinc at that residence this week is maternal grandmother Mrs. Walter Channel of Clifton, Tenn. Paternal grandparents of the child are Mr. and Mrs. Sam Kenby. Assisting in serving at St. Joseph's annual fall dinner Oct. 2 will be Mr. and Mrs. Jim Avis, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Avis, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Maclin, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Maclin, Joe Frank Little, Mrs. Jane Turner and the Ed Hamptons. The ham-chicken-turkey dinner will be sftrved continuously from one P.M. till seven P.M. Sunday in the Catholic church convertible dining room. There will be a door prize, and attendance prizes will be awarded every hour. Tickets for the home cooked autumn dinner are yet available. Sunday was promotion day throughout the . nation in Baptist Sunday Schools. At Holland Baptist Church each class held officer elections and short promotion ex- j ercises. ! Teachers and departmental offi- j cers were instituted and com-, mended by Sunday School superintendent Theadore Payne. Future Farmers of America and Future Homemakers of America boarded school buses early Mon- day.morning for a trip to the Mid- South Pair where they spent the day. Approximately 80 boys and girls from high school were among the throne Monday. Livestock shows and home demonstration exhibits were among the Interests of these youths. A. w. Phillips returned home recently after a year overseas. Employed in civil service work on Guam, his occupation was in governmental construction. Mr. and Mrs. Phillips arrived home last week after an extended vacation through the west and at their cabin site in central Montana. They were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Jack Moore of Caruthersville and Lt. Col. and Mrs. Munce Pigue of Kansas City, who spent two weeks with the Phillips while in Montana. , As a lad, Sir Harry Lauder worked as a. millboy and coal- miner, but his natural talent as an entertainer led him to seek the stage as a profession. He was knighted in 1919. State's Students Spend Less Than National Average LITTLE ROCK Ofl — Arkansas spends less than half the national average of $250 spent per student la public schools, says a state committee appointed by Gov. Orval Faubus. The committee, named as a preliminary to the White House Conference on Education at Washington, said Arkansas' annual school revenue would have to be increased from 47 million dollars to 97 millions to meet the national average. The goal of meeting the national average could be reached withia 10 years, the committee said ifi a 32-page report. Arkansas school construction needs through 1960 wer estimated at 178 million dollars. COTTON CORSAGES and COTTON EARRINGS "For All Occasions" MRS. JACK C. OWEN 717 E. Main Phone 3-4288 J Pepsi-Cola is reduced in calories ~xr*~4 B EST INSURANCE for a happy future is the way modern people take care of themselves! They've learned that watching their waistlines means they'll not only look better, but feel better too. So it's no accident that the modern taste is for lighter, less filling food and drink. And no accident that Pepsi-Cola is the modern, the light refreshment. It has merely kept up with modern taste. 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