The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 2, 1934 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, November 2, 1934
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NOVEMBER 2, J034 PUCE TO SLEEP EMIT IHS HERE L. M. Ross Had to Double Up With Stranger When He Arrived in Blytheville i'y i.. M. uoss Founiler and Former Editor of the nlylhcvlle Daily Courier When the new editor o( the Cj3i|rior lamleil in miythcvlllc 23 years ago the difficult problem was ' > nnd a place to anil gel M. ItOSS regular meals. The Glencoo hotel been but it was crowded nightly, and traveling m c n were required to wire ahead for reservations or rent n chair or sleep on a cot in ttie IraU. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Green were conducting the Blytheville hotel. They said they could provide ine with a room if I did not object to another man occupying another bed In the same room. This man's name was I'ate, a high class man from Caruthersville, as they .said, with whom I could leave my wallet in perfect safety, if I desired. I agreed, since there was not nn available hoiTse of any description in the town in which I could move my family. 1 accepted the proflcr and for one week I slspt in that room without, ever seeing Mr. Pate, and lie never saw me. 1 Was burning midnight oil in getting the rickety old printery so it would function, while Mr. rate went to bed early. When I arrived at my bed time, he was covered up head and ears, and when ho left about 5 a.m. I was llkeivis? secreted from his view, when Sunday morning came both slept late and each viewed lite other with some concern and surprise that neither had been rob- lice force, after It was eulnrged '''cm the one-man^klnd, assembled lo hold back the crowds while pns- sejigro le/l llie train. The coaches almost were unloaded ami refilled at .this station, Railmen suggested Dial Ihc nulljoi'ltlcs might take llie town's' census' when u train caiiio In. Everybody was there. This was not only on extra occasions, but a dally practice and continued until the new editor Induced Ihe railroad superintendent to ojwii both ends of the coach, discharging passengers nt one end while the crowd filed In at tlie other. This was the only town on the system where the old rule was not in vogue, bill it, helped, the situation wonderfully and was utthercil to for several years or until the superintendent, was displaced by a new one who had not encountered the congestion. Everybody Melvtlje Trains The Frisco railroad was completed about 1900, the last spike being driven nt Hie west Main street hi/i iiY.i crossi "=' where the north end crew ,.™ ..,,„',i " )l!t lhu tl ' om Ulc 501ltl1 - ncv completed rjjj,^ t! , c da()(lv OI t)1( , t(Hm llll(( for whom it takes its name, was In charge of tlie services and Miss Maltie Davis, now Mis. M. A. Por- lis, had llie lionor of driving- the spike. The Courier years alter- wards printed a picture of the ceremony, showing her in her 10113, flaring skirts mm big stretchy hat. She served notice on us if «-e ever repeated the printing stunt she would have us shot nt sunrise. J. w. Bader was the town's first Jeweler. He came down from Coltonwood Point, Mo., in a farm wagon with his stock and camped ahead of the railroad crew in a small filiack al Yarbro. wailing for the first train to bring him to Blytheville. His schoolmate lover had not yet decided to share his trials aiid tribulations, and she had considerable difficulty in securing mail from her admirer prior to the completion of the railroad. Mrs. Bader joined her husband here about Iwo years after he arrived. The J. L. Guard jewelry store lobby bears the Ba- (Icr name in the .cement, walk, the first store of its kind in town. J. H. Elkins was postmaster when the new editor arrived, the office being in tha building now occupied by the Jimmy O'Brien cafe. Miss Lola Blythc was general delivery clerk, taking her first lessons at JLYTHKVILUS; (AUK.) COUUIHU bed nor .kidnaped. Automobile Novelty Mr. and Mrs. B. P. Gay were liv- , licking stamps and smiling as required by the postoffice rules. Both arc with us yet. Miss Blythe being well toward the lop of the local I ladder, while Mr. Elkins rectntly retired after 17 years service at, the ing at this hotel. Mr. Gay was con- local office, preceded by a few years ducting about the only coal and | prior in a similar capacity at Ma- lecd uines i t" town an ir T lecd business in the" town and their -"u unjL.i.00 'ti »-nv t,v»*i iinvt tut" • 't "iiu j\uuuiei, ilJrtKH!" R lOlal eldest daughter was just toddling service ot 27 years with an honored about the holel, playing on the and rare record. Iverson Morris stairs and receiving congralulations was the first rural route mall car- from the guests on being such a ricr. his route being to Barfield fine girl. Mr. Gay contracted the Huffman, Number Nine,- Yarbro and automobile microbe, secured the in. Theodore Lo?an Ihoughl Iver- agcncy for the Overland, and pur- spn had a snap. 50 he organiz-d the chased a demonstrator, This Lone ij'econd route, golni? east to 'prom- car .\ras about:all 1>» ever purchased, -iscd.- Land, .Clear. Lake and home never going into the selling game. They can relate hair-raisin? sto' . "Skectcr" stout,' was (he young Bsau Brummcl of the new. town and was able to borrow the Gay car on sun- ;ib! c to borroiv the Gay car on sun- dercd ir they would ever °et bac 1 day scml-occaslonally to treat ths but they stuck it out amfare still girls to a ride, and was "Skecter" in tha service, though promot'd for •»"""' "• "— -i.i-« 3iTiciencv "Allfjrncy at I.arfe" In the early days of the "test town in Arkansas," lawyers were not reciuircd to take the cxactinc; examinalions now required. The custom for a "rising voun" lawyer," without flie title, n-as for Ihc circuit court lo appoint a committee of local lawyers to examine the applicant, who never failed to icccivc the rlesircci blessin^ and was then a fir!l-f[edgc<l lawyer One or these, as soon as so dcshMnto.i was said lo have given his° order for a sign to tuck up over his c,oor. The local painter designated him as "Attorney at Large," instead of attorney at law. Several or his colleagues said Ihr: designation was not far fetched, but it never was erected. In those early days of this new valley all sorts of game inhabited with the girls? The horre ant; uiiggy, trains, 103 wagons and other kinds of transportation were the only thing then available. When the train arrived at the local; station, now the Frisco freight, house, nearly everybody went clown to see it come in. Tile crowd \yas so dense Ihe culirc po- Suffered Pain, Couldn't Sleep, Lost Weight (ily-Cas Kiisily U e s I n r o s Health After'All Else Kall- ctl; Now Gained 18 1'bnnds, F eels Fine, and Kid- ncy Trouble Entletl "f couldn't have asked for tnor-j than what Gly-Cas has accomplished for m?." said Mr. M. c. Cook. 1320 W. HiiiU!ngt?n Ave., Joncbboro, Ark., well known cn- MK. M. C. COOK ginecr. "For the past lour or fiv'2 years I had been unable to gel a good nights sleep, was continually bothered with kidney nnd bladder '.rouble and was simply worn-out at times. Then lumbago attacked nif! and was so severe at times I was nearly crippled. I lost weight rapidly and try as I did I WAS unable to find anything to help me—But-finally my relatives persuaded me to give Gly-Cas a trial —I did—and soon found It to be jusl, what 1 should have hart years ago. fn sixty days lime I was enjoying the best health 1 had had in years, gained my weight back, full of pep. no more suffering nnd feel fine." Gly-Cas Is sold by Klvby IJios. Drug Co,, this city, and by all «dUie djugslMs in turroumllnj _ Adv . Tic and Armorel, makin" a total ies concerning Ihe road conditions in those days, when they ucnt horseback and many times tlie bottoms. Deer and bear could be found within n few miles of Blytheville, and many newcomers never were without ineut In tliclr larders. Tom H. Matthews, fiUhe of. King Matthews and ssveral daughters, yet residing here, cam.t by the Courier ofllce one morning when it occupied t(ie room on West Main recently vacated uy Kroner, to take a 7 o'clock train south to gel a Thanksgiving turkey. He re- liirncd at 10 with two lovely gobblers swinging from his shoulders, one of which the new editor's family enjoyed. He went tu Biirdettc. strolled H few hundred yards Into the jungle, called a lew limes with his ivJilstle, nnd bagged two at us maiiy shols. A daughter now relates Ihe story of Interest In these times when money ami especially silver Is so scarce. Here It Is in substance: "Patlicr and Ira chilwood held a barbecue in Walker park cast of town and father brought home a gallon cotfee pat filled with silver. He did not know what to do with the money lemparnrlly. so burled it in the garden, afterwards digging II ii)>, ami Ihe 'barbsuw on the money left such an odor In the pot it required much clcalislng. oi course Cliltwood look home n like amount, because.they were old Tennessee hunters together before coming to the new country and always went 50-50." The old court house was doing business in 10]I. It was erected by li:e taxpayers of the Chlckasiiwua district after an election was held to ilivids the' county, so far us "indiscretions of elections" were concerned Hie recent primary complained of In the Wilson sector was a baby in comparison. The riucs- tion being voted on was the location of the new county sent, whether it 02 ,til Blytheville or Manila. The varion3 localities showed their preference in voting by including many citizens, so allege;! afterwards, long since dead, and mules also were voted, as it was claimed. The result was that every ballot box in the county was thrown out save Huffman and that recorded its vote for the new wonder city. Negro Kxeciiled The court house was a tiro-story frame, square in form, with a hall running north and south, cast and west, with the court room on th* second floor, the ceiling being supported by posts at Intervals. One window' faced the old concrete block jail, which stood fifty yards to the north. Prom this window was heard the last speech of n young negro condemned to be hung. The jail was enclosed by a high board fence. The crowd which (,'iimi; to the hanging packed to suiroca- Hon the court yard. The jail contained the scaffold, located on the isrond floor directly over the small lobby at Ihe entrance. The i ic »ro was led lo Ihe second floor, and after the preliminaries upstairs was dropped through the iron floor where he dangled at the end 01 the rope. The new editor had standing room, as he afterwards thought too near the "landing field" of the' negro, and has seen him many nights, even to this clay, In his dreams. It was the first and only legal hanging, as we understand ever held in Blytheville. The ne- gro had been convicted of "indiscretions" with the wfiite fete and while denying his B iiiH, said he held no malice toward anyone. This was about, the smn and substance of his speech from the court hons» window. The barbecue referred to was only one of Die many held in the Walker park and other places The new editor early in his surveys vis- i nahzed this park as a city park and in conjunction with others of like peiMiiision endeavored lo promote II. This was one way—liold- insf picnics nnd barbecues therein (o acquaint the public of Us possibilities, whlrli y c i remain. We nld- ecl In lioUllns n iiionslci- ii'lValr tlisivln by llie Farmers' Union, in Inter years n powerful local orunn- Iznllon. A free tarbccne was riingcd. People came from Mrs. I.onu i/mg |m s been 111. Miss Lucille crowe Is vblllnu u-1-' allves at I'lii'imoiild, Ark. M. I). |js\vls was here svllli his sliow U'cilnesiliiy and Tlnn-sitay. no ,.„ .,,- will rolum in about iwo weeks wllh b-"- i tu^iiu i..uiii; Mum h»U' uphc plclure, "ixivld Hunim" which do/cn comities In which the union I «'lll l)» shown for the bandit of """ - '- ' ' ""-'toys nnd Kh'ls bnskelbnll teams. I he touchers of ,lhe Ci-ntrnl Rragffttdocio O'oin The park was park; 1 ;! center to circumference, bin Ihe orsiiiilzallon wivs "ruu-ovn-" «ixl high school and ll u . \ A( \\' t s of lough-shod by (he siirglns crowd, lw community servM dinner and ilcsplle slronu ropes cncloslnis the slipper in Hie 11. I) iflmr s t nr o provisions. H was a riot until all bnlldlii B Suturduy. The proceeds Ihc barbecue was exhausted. Men will bo u s ;<l to buy new suits lor . and women made way with whole quarters of barbecued mral and several loaves of bread, much of which was wasted, in (heir eagerness In feed llieir families while olhm went away hungry. Mooiicy Kntirlalni'il Another effort to boost lilyth.'- I'ille by the writer was the lio!:ling of a cotton palace In the Ocm HIM- l)'C T^nil- I llD I1II-/ 'I'llrl nn> Ei ., Hie basketball teams. They made Miss mm, Hiiekiiba and Mrs, Ui- <»ie Hunter- attended to business unh' <! '" Cllnithc ™'illc Snl. Howard middle, who \ s working m Memphis, visited Mrs Husst'lle ''"'j Mi's. Lucille Hunter Sntimtny night and Simdav. = WEEKLY SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON; Christian Growth ,, „ , . M1 '« "orolliy Co'npaee spent. Prl- Ihe Hltz. The cntlu-jdny night nn,| Saliirclav with M-IIT was filled with farm prod- Helen Tiplon in C'arulhcr.svillu " : , ls ' s .TT to " '" Uiv " siwnt Satiir- ncts In the diversification program Inaugurated by the new editor. Kurh i display lias not been seen since, Hundreds of bales ot cotton were piled high hi trout of the cnlnuin extending lo tlie center of the im-M, [ormlng a beautiful entrance. W:> invited c. !'. J. Mooncy, editor of Die Commercial Appeal, lo b» a guest. He wns met nt the train and kidnaped by over-enthusiastic real estate agents, who drove him t , K nn.i, all over the Ohlckasawba district. [i"8 Monday. On the stage prior lo his : n<l<lr?ss' he told the new editor, who woke him up from a nap, that he was bumped around on rough roads la such nil e.vtenl that, lie was Ihor- oughly exhausted, and thanked us for waking him up In the midst uf his bcln» Introduced as the sprak- ""'.15. D. Crocker and his bro- llioi Miss Jowcll l,owls ami John ' mil Ulglmm were guests Sunduy of Mrs. A. V. Huckuba and family. Mis. Frank I,ong and son, Churl- rf, drove to lilytlu'vllle on business I ues;lay. d'!?.^ m y i<iU ><•''> s,,nday for t."J, U'JK'rc she? began leucli- - cr of the occasion. The result of : inc 1'liyslcul OOUEN, Utah (UP) _ Acting Lalsoii Officer Orange A. Olson of the ecu recently p assc il on Ihc jiliysicnl qualillnitions of n A|>l>licntliiis for enlistment In the He su they wore the best. I ( . ••" «"«v ni. i v; i ill; 1JLDI* physically (nullified group he hail this enterprise was that the Com-1 | )m , s , mercial Appeal u lew da.vs later •„<!,• contained several columns of an editorial boosting niyUicvillc sscrmill to none. Including,the new editor.| Keail Courier Keu.i Wniii Toxl: Tim International Uniform Sun<l«y Sclionl fcsson for Nov. I • . . There Is grout value in (ho plc- R' we have In (ho first purl of our lesson of the normal dovelop- uent of Jesus. We lire too niit to UilDk of His life us lived uiidei iilraeulous circumstances, nnd loo Illte'disposed lo see and rcnic'm- Unit the miraculous thing t Ills life was thai, In nor- nal experience from babyhood to iiniiliood. Mo should have rovcnl- ! the Blory of the Divine. A lesson like, tills brings homo o us very vlvdly the dense of tilts divine, life manifesting Itself in the ciulhly environment of a boy's dally growth mid progress. He docs not come In ono burst into lh« glory of the things that. Vie tins come to raven), but the record Is thjit, In this earthly life, He "Increased In wisdom and stature .iiiKl in favor with God and man." Too little stress Is lull) upon the normal side of religious growlh nnd progress. We have rightly thought, of the power of the Gospel In Its transformation of evil lives Into good lives. We have Inlil great stress Upon conversion, nnd quite properly so; but In our emphasis upon the crucial experience through which n man's life Is changed nnd tin: ( great experiences through which slagcs of progress are olten marked, we have tended lo neglect the, growth that occurs In character and Christian experience when normal conditions n'rc fulfilled. Two things stand forth very vividly In tills experience of Jesus In (he Tcmplo, us u boy 1 of If, discussing religious mailers with the Doctors of Divinity of Ills .lime. One Is the emphasis upon the fuel thai we have not an 'abnormal boy — n sort of infant prodigy—bill lluu we linve a boy whose (jrowtli has been orderly nnd normal, uml, whose dlsllncllon Is In thi! simplicity with which''lie noes anil states Ills religious lileiis. The second thing | s tills way In whldi Jesus learned.' lie gives us Ihe secret of It, in litter life when He IISSUITS 111.1 dl.fclplos Mini (hey must, be us little clilklrcn. |( tlicy, would know the truth.: TliiU Ims been iibout the hardest thing for men everywhere to learn, Tho problem of unlearning mid freeing our minds from prejudices and wrong ideas, of get- ling right viewpoints Instead ot wrong viewpoints, Is the clilef problem of learning. Once vie _ eiui get open minds ind open hearts,: there is the possibility of fuels penetrating- and 7} i Wl ta'H foun< I of I i ronv • of being undeistood. Tjiis to have been the » Jesus had a wisdom even In'ej life that, doctois had not foun< In the second ]x>rtton of ' lesson, the verse quoted' fron 1'elcivue are icmlnded that process of giowth that, was t. inal In Chi 1st can go on Inl We can ulve diligence and cqn j virtue to our faith, and to vJi knowledge, nnd keep on In ( virluoii!. addition until all truces of cinbltan living j manifest In our lives, , H is these Ihlngs that iiwkr evident that wo have learned 1 Je.sus and that we are not' 1 fruitful In thu knowledge ol~l —faith, \lrtue, knowledge, u Iterance, p.itlcnce, godliness, bra erly kindness, purity. What t« urcs for any man to bring i ils life nnd to have Increased 1 The Choice of Minions KG BAKING POWDER Double Tetted — Doable Actlva Manufactured by baking powder Specialists who make nothing but baking powder — under supervision of expert chemi»t». Same Price Today as 44 Years Ago 25 ounces for ISC You can also buy A £..11 «O oimcn can for IOO I-U.H IJ ounce can for IJo Highest Quality — Alwayi Dependable MILLIONS OF POUNDS HAVE BEEN USlC BY OUR GOVERNMENT I " risco was advised by j • * ' » CiUClOf) explains Mrs. Francis Donnelly. . \es, CRISCO is well-known as the digestible fat 666 Checks COLDS , and FEVER First Day id - Tablcls ,. - xosc Drops Headaches III 30 Minutes PAINTS Such Fun! to brighten furniture with WATRRSPAR ENAMEL Mrs.-frauds Donnelly. ..."Mabel" loher friends... 1ms al shy smile... which tiyltts up her face when she tells why she cooks with QIUSCO- "Mu mother used U before I worried, S years ago, and I remember dcurlij hoio she came lo NSC il. She lint! trouble with indigestion awl her doctor recommended'it to her. Her digestion was relieved,'. ... and us I used lo hetji my mother cook, I'ca itsed CRISCO since I IMS married. "Besides, CRISCO is yme and sanitary. My lillle girl Evelyn mis my rery ill two years ago and is still Jrail. We have to be more than careful, with her food. I'd never use anything that wasn't safe, and that is how I }ccl about CRISCO." (iritft Twilu-'trtaintd Cristo, drop-nwitfes are cii|i Crlsco 1 }( cups sugar -eggs . ^ srnnres chocohlo; HiclUi! . Z cup thick sour milk l«f CUDS flour y t lewpoon **!» ; 1 teaspoon baking 'i i$ icaspoon salt , Jj tftispoon vanilla JOhVinrlittlalmumls'or 1 '-V walnut, halves In one easy Rllrrini;, hltinil Crisco, sugar and eggs; (8n Ktif wllti Unify Crisooll A<lcl nlcllKl cliocolMo. Id sour milk Until suitwMh. Add It lo Crisco mlxliire all nalcly "Illi nil sill«l dry Inurcxlicnts. Add vaiilu. Mis ircll. Droji hy lmsi«»nfn]s'on Crlscocd'cobiilaV Mieols. Place an nlmoml or walnut-meat in" sacri contcr. Iliko tn mwlL'nuo oven (350 3 H.) 10 to* 12' minutes. '.-' 24 rich colors Watcrspar Quick-drying Enamel is easy to apply. It brings colorful new beauty — dries in 4 hours and brush streaks. One coat is all that's generally needed. Come in to•lay for free color card. !£. Tint UTILITY SCREEN ENAMEL .,. Quart... 70c White SHELLAC Gal, $2.60 Quick-drying, clear WATERSPAR VARNISH § E*lra elimbtc. For inlcri'ir ^r- exterior line. Will nnl <«mwhite.Dries ,,„ nr fast. J^.g.llon . $2.35 12-Quart PAIL 30c Each CALCIMINE, All Colors,.... Per Lb. .. . 12c Hubbard Hardware Co. AUTHORIZED WtlBBURGfr PAINT PRODUC1S AGENCY NOW-IN HER OWN HOMf! cookies in I ho jar, Evelyn'—the kind you tika Ihot t mafca with CRISCO. I know Ihey're good for YOU. \-t cup Criscn 1 cup wlilio susar 2 ctf?s (finvpono ^blto Tor mrringiLO) ctipsflour lljhca hy Sjrali KlclJ Spllnl. tooj cJUor 511 illjutiblc Crisco rcclpct.' . «nd cixik book prepared by Earah Kiclcl S|,lint. .-hoac r«.k- x rfcparltncnt is sucS an [njpi-alioi\ in .beautiful MrCnlr* mjjaiinc. Copiously illustralcj. Hints on fuMnnaMc; ».isi to serve. Chapicrs on menus, rncal pljnnins. limc.s-»vin B luidion t'[yipmont. Karh chapter gives Su'cccss Secrete. So coinplcfe you dun't need another rook l>or,k in your kitchen. Von cnuldn't dupliratc this cook hook in biok stores Ti>r IPAJ Inin Sl.OO. Tlut ifs tt>a ,, /„ „„(,, 2i „„,, it j.,.,,, man (fcl , ciiaiwn awl the outsMc *rii,pcr trom a 3Tn. can ot CiUSCO. 1'. 0. iio.x 8,57, Cincinnati; Ohio. I endow; '£'1 cenls arnl the outride (r.vpwjr btm \ can ot Crisro. Stud "Tl»'Art of Cooiret »"nd St by Sar»n Field Eplinl, !•> , A'CIRC Street Address Gily ...„..: ii..,- 36 COCONUT BELLES VS fhciry squares, made triift fluffy'Criivjii 1 toasptwn baking po*j«- J] teaspoon'saU -'-- J . ;v ^•;!•; 2 tablespoons milk •, .; '••"•'' \i leaspooii vanllU , V"-"» (caspodn lemoa fince:; Hlcnrl your ilufij- Crisco <tTio piiro Aigetfiblt Bhorle'r* Ins) ^H!i Ihe siignr ami cygs ia & quick Btirring.' - 3ift «!ri- irigrKlicnis. Atld to Crisco mixture : aIteniatoTy with mitk. lllcml thoninghly.-AUd Qavoriiigs^Spreifi 1 1( inch thick hi *hntlpw Criscolcd_pans/.Coyer »r" " tha coconut merinsuo (sea lx:low). Bakb 30 rntnu.., In .sloii- nvrn (na,^ K.J. C»t In sfjiiarc* and coo)-> .;V L ^ : Corcnul Meringue I egg while, I cup light l?rpyn sugar. H tc-ispooii v.inilla, 76 cup slirocWcd ajorinuL" IJcnt- egs wliiio stilT. Bent in s^sar. attdiog ',i ojp' ' ;i Haw. AcM Qavorfng-si Fold fa cocoqut'. r ,, , • . At the Courier Ne\y s .Cooking School rcccully, iMiss Edna M. Fergusun used and recommended CRISCO, (he modern, quick-digesting shortening.

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