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WWJNMDAT, MAT 14, 1952 (ARK.) COtTCTKR NEWS OSCEOLA NEWS etk Sic. Miss Geraldine Liston to Be First Woman Circuit Clerk in County STARR GAZING There is nothing BS amusing as .shortcake? Do this: Allow two pieces home-town neuro minMrel and of hot buttered I oast wilh u sprin- •e'ie having one May '20 at Hie Ciem j kit of sugar on tlicin to R customer, heap .Miyafed berries (in slu-e, acid other hot piece of toast and niore No better recommendation conKl be given anyone than to say a person ifi efficient, accomtnociatin; 1 honest and genttel and every bit o Indy. These nil lit Mi i i| i i County's next circuit court c.'w Miss GerulUine Liston. When she takes ofJiee -fan. ), .->h° will be the first woman circuit court clerk our comity has f-ver Ii;tJ. Miss Litton practically cut lu»r teeth on court hout;c records. Hi?r father, the late James Listen, for whom the cornerstone on the we.it side of the court house was dedicated, was born in Limerick, Ireland and emigrated to the United states when he was nine years old. That wax In J£47. He settled In Louisville Ky., with his parents and three other children. He wM 35 when he tiediced to come to Osceola and take a job vith the late W. P. Hale—a job ;>f hard farm labor of six years. He managed 'to save a little of hla monthly salary and started a small store. He had a winning way with All who came in coutr»?t with him »nd hk Irish wit appealed to nil flkvho knew him. •~ • • • * LIKE SO MANY Immigrant boys, he appreciated his chance to make good In America. His bus!- nes* was a success and he bought half interest in a tract of 100 acres and enjoyed farming as R sideline: He became active in politics and school affairs and held the offices of magistrate and county treasurer. At the turn of the century ha became Mayor of Osceola, When the new court hou.se was buiUj he was one ol the cominis- Bion*r*. , ^ Growing up In a political a linos- ^ -fi pbere, Miss Liston learned from! first haiid experience the things! that make up a servant of the public. The deputy clerk's job she now holds and has held for 25 years has paved the way for a thorough knowledge of the big responsibility that will confront her Jan. 2. - In the office now with MLss Liston, who is chief deputy cleric is Mrs. Dorothy Wood. Deputy Clerk, Mrs. Wood has served in this office for seven year.s and Miss Liston remarked she would continue * to he In this office in Osceola. here hi Osct:ola fur the underprivileged children of the surrounding territory. H will be sport-sored by the OiUTula Kiwanis Club. Thr-sp fire always looked forward to and net better every year. This will be the fourth. Every penny (aken in tfoes for this worthy cau.se and of cour.se everybody will want to sun- p:>rt- it. There will be two shows. The fn.u out! Marts promptly rU 7 p.m. f-'p Kiwaniaus nrft hustlers, .so bound 1;i l>e :i success. Lev's all Whatdifl say? berries and a mound of whipped cream cm (op and (her*- you have llu i oasto.-if strawberry sh'imiiike on record and it's dclUh. F ny il just once. ...Miss Civruldinc Mston,. jrew up In court house atmosphere... The first marriage in the United States was that of Edward Wmslow, who UUor became yovernor, atul Ku- ttuma White. Il happened Muy 12, 1621 in Plymouth Colony. The ex-Mrs. Xavier Cugut de- Every time 1 .ricie out \n thr j scribed Abbe Lane as "naked as a oiuitry, I see new storm houses; jay-bird." Abbe should hru-e pro- ing built and those clouds lately :durpd u Jay-bird for proof that a HIP want to run for Yon ever notice, hov: alert n man ,cts whnu he reuchps inidoT 3 n p,e? Bui of coui^e tie wouldn't admit he vas, op?nly. The first, signs are how vr Jot's ah Jut Junior not having iM^h splice tn {»el out of a shower if rain. Then he Likes up golf to •': r-II :ome. of ihfit middle n",' 1 •<i. 3 * is the ".nv v,'i<r> coi-M •: r M-I- why a fellow had nnv i in ?p?i]»T how far h" could hit t lilt> wh'-e Ixill. Red n?ck'ic.s ;e sudvl'rtly become jny-bii'd even tho' a |ie>l, really has bOLunitu! plumage. Ahem! PiEiir-itig what is lost makes the remembrance dear. T gite.^s (he word "slun-di^ 11 mu.st have come fiom the word "shindy" meaning up-roar, on account, of most shin-digs are all of (hut ami moie. The difference in a camel and a Bactrhui i. I fin: liunips --UronuMiaricj? 1 and Bactrins have two. Dnjinednry lainei is in j ,vire ran'ti'Tthem-aiid"th»y're"louti. i'' j J mtl ni >' lathers, I'd rather rule- rhe hair tonics lie* trios" out for th '-' "aciian. Thai is if I phuuied Tl would fill a medicine closet hut nowhere on the Inbt 1 ! is dandruff mentioned. He thinks double-breasted suits hide that certain pouch hut tells his wife they Look more busiuess-liko. There aie plenty of sijias but don't ever finest ion reasons for suddely becoming self-conscious Let him have fun. On Uie heels of going through the anxiety I did waiting fo bear from son. who missed being in the St. Paul explosion by 10 minutes, he .sent me a Mother's Day card (that I \viph I rould live up to> and added a P, S. i "If I we r e n r*t .so ronse rv - aLive I'd buy you furs or silver but T love you more than what money can buy." Are there windshield wipers made to lit a pair of specks? life In O.-c-eola, I will move t Miss Liston remarked her office Blythevile. I have lots of friend is the first place to find out who- there and will move my letter to the beautiful Church In BJytheville. I've already gone through it and T either, It's anm-ing that so many people Miy "rationing" and "egg yelk"— ju.it. what they were brought up on. The fir. r ,t time- [ ever heard it pronounced yolk. I thought they meant lho.se things oxen wear for a necklace. Regardless of the oat market, the price of wild ones remains the same. A lot of \vivr.s' iniagimif.ions sit up with them when their husbands suiy out. late at night. Firing big shots is heurd around the world. Pulling the wool over your wife's ( eyes depends greatly on the kind You In a hurry for strawberry I of yarn you use. ther there's a boom or bust. "Since 1917, when the bmldiu boom really started in Oscoola and i know I will be happy to become a LIKE MISS MSTON, Mrs. Wood, with that smile for everybody, star fed from the ground floor in this office. She remarked that the two of them were trying to prove that this is not a man's world aft-' er all. "And speaking of women doing a man's Job reminds me of the time Eunice Brogdon of Blytheville, who WRS deputy sheriff at the time and is now county auditor, was instrumentnl in causing the arrest of three gangsters. "Mr. Berry iff a n got R lead on these men and had Eunice call one of the men, disguising her voice Bnd making a date to meet the trio at R tourist court, telling them to bring their tools along she had a big job lined up for them. The man fell for it and Vrhen (he trio drove up, every officer in Mississippi County was there to meet them. That was the most sensational trial I ever attended," arid». ed Miss LtstoTK ^ "It was like reading a mystery story, only there I was face to fuce with three gangsters wid their girl fi lends. One of them was married mid his wife attended the (rial, as did the girl friends. They were conspicuous at the trial and can, about, as much -sensation as the men. All of my life I had lizard of gun-molls and I hey really looked the part. The men were each given 22 years and are now in the slate penitentiary. "THEY WEKE the busiest three people I ever saw," added Miss List on. "They kept the telephone, wires to Chicago busy. Their bonds 1 uere .set. at $18.000 each. Two of | them made rash bond-; and the olh- i rr property bond. Two of the men j \vere taken to the Blytheville jail '> by Kdj.ir Yoiina. Eti^r said tliey! joked all !he way to Blytheville j about, the Arkansas slogan on automobile plflto?—'I.and of Opporiun- several sub-divisions opened up, we 1 haven't had a breathing spell. From the minute our office is opened in the mornings until it's closed late in the evening, we've got work to do. It's the kind of. business, though, we like to see. "We're just as busy when there's a bust but it's a different kind of busine5s, rnos11 y loreclosures. a nd that's something none of us like to see happen. Our office is also n bureau of information. Regardless of what people are looking for in ihe court house, they come to onr olfice, I suppose It's because they look In every .offire they corue to and ours Is (he last one, so they stop here. "M'F HECOim all servicemen's discharges in our of fire free of charge. At the close of the last war, otir office looked like a recruiting office, they stood in line as though rhcy didn't havr> but 1M honrs to get their discharges recorded. "One of the worst times was during the 1937 flood. The basement of the court- house was used for all the refugees. The ocJor got so bad all over the building we had to colse up the court house for a \vpek." Mi.=s Lie ton, iv ho is "Jerry" lo all who know her, was born in Osceola, over on Broadway, She is a Methodist and has been superintendent of the primary department for five year.s and is past president of Die Weslnvan Guild. member ol it and work with the members." Miss Liston has a brother, Marshall, who lives In Houston, Tex. Osceola is mighty proud of Jerry and wishes her all the luck in the worJd when she takes over her job as circuit court clerk. On the Sociai Side.. Mrs. Ohlendorf Hostess Mrs. Harold Ohlendorf complimented bride-elect June Day with a luncheon Saturday at the Oh ten- do rf country home. Upo»-her arrival, Miss Day was presented n corsage of pink carnations matching her picture hat in pink straw which she wore with a black taffeta two-piece daytime formal. Mrs. C. L. Day. mother of the bride to be, was also presented a pink, carnation corsage. The guests assembled in the din-' ing room where a buffet luncheon OSCKOI.A HONOR STI 'HE NTS- --Vnlcdltitorlnn of O.s;:eol:i High School's iflM gnuUiulLiiKxclnss is Warren Weitibvig (left), son of Mr, and Mrs. Niithan Weinbfrg. He is pictured with honor student Nancy Wellborn, daughter of Mm Lillian Wellborn. Tmc-l photo.? show Jar-fete JUP, Aalutato** inn, son of Mr. and Mrs. I'aul JUD, and honor stu- t!p;it Manama Rine, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rmjr- nmnd liiiie. was served. less to hor card club Monday night The dining inbie and buffet were ; lor supper, centered with ariangonicnts of j Mrs. Thomason's guests w e r e and carnations in snapdragons bridal white. Following luncheon, the t-ucsts enjoyed bridge and canasta. A bridal motif was used iu the tallies. Mrs, James Farris was winner in the canasta and Mrs, William | Elias won high bridge prize. i A silver tray was presented Miss i Day. | Mrs. Th i (mason Kntprtains Mrs. Jasper Thomason was bos-1 seated at the dining Uibli: which was centered by n low bowl of mixed flower.s. Mr*--. Hrucc Ivy was winner for tlin evening. Harbci'iie at Ivy's Rruce Ivy entertaitiod his Mon- duy night, club with a barbecue supper this week. L.Hvernier iris and daisies placed In a silver bowl centered the table and they were flunked by yellow burning lupcr.s. ; ing was .spent phiying cards. j Moonlight I'iciiiu ! Troop Three of the brown!«• i with their sponsor. Mrs. O. M. ' Bci'kam, w t, 1 n t on an overnight hike and moonlight picnic Tuesday ni^ht. The 20 girls cooked their supper, pktyed games and enjoye4 sin'-iiny before bedtime. They slept in an old barn, cooked bfcawfa.si and hitch-hiked homo. Mrs. A. F. ObKscoe assisted Mra. Hie supper [he even-' Seo OSCKOLA NEWS on I'age "MY PI..ANS ore to carry on this office as Harvey Morris is doing, and, I hope to do as good a job PS he has done. His way of filling this "j job has bren my inspiration. On 1 ' Jan. 1st. after spending my entire fine flavoring vegetables Your Bedroom Can Bs can swing it if you try For a Few Nickels a DayJ Window Model AIR CONDITIONER HALSELL & WHITE Main & Division FURNITURE CO. Phone 6096 j r.\VE you, by any chance, been cti.slmg eyes :il a Buick, and promising yourself (lini someiliiy > (in \\ ill lake liie Hij{ Step and lia\-e due all your own? Let us \\iiispei- something to you. The "big step" isn't big at all. We know that's true, because such a high percentage of present Buick owners traded in i\ car lagged as belonging in "ihc lou-priceci field." o why not set your sights on this star performer? Why not enjoy big-car comfort — big-car power —big-car prestige for your money? 'I here's one of these lively lovelies wailing for you to come in mui try it. (Jet the fee! of its mighty Kirehull 8 iMiginc, Hull's a gas-saving high- compression valve-iii-head. You could pay $300 lo $-100 more for a car (hat doesn't match its horsepower. Gel the feel of Dynafiow Drive*, that lets you ride relaxed —feeds a silken flow of power —and at the same time cuts down on upkeep cosls, by protecting Ihc engine, ihe rear end, and even the lircs, from driving slrains. Get ihe feel of a ride that cost a million dollars and more for controls of end-sway and side-roll and vertical "throw"—for X-bracing the frame and V-bracing the lorque-luhc keel —for a (otal of 15 ride-engineering features. One thing you'll know for sure when you've tried it. This car wasn't "built to a price." It's u Buick through and through. But the fael remains that —when yon check the price of a Buick Si'i'CiAl. against the price tags on so-called "low-priced cars" —you'll find out you can swing il if you really want to. And brothei", will lhal make your family happy! l : .(jnif>n;e}:t tct'ctior:?!, trim ami maddf .ire Mtlijctt tn i-i,.itifc itillifiiit nolice. *S!jnJ.ir,l nn Rr/.drnj'li r, (>[ ,'i<,n*it tit I'Xtrjcost on Gt/jtr V, ti, f. LOCAL. SPECIAL 3-D o or &-Paneng Serfan MOO El 4SD SUPER 4-Door &-Paii(< ROADMASTER 1 PMICX9 $2284-° $ 2653 16 97* $ :<-;i*o->!. jfo!« _.-• *',:> 0,1 ncti iiire'is true for'52 1-ANGSTQN-McWATERS BUICK Co., Wa!nut& Broadway, Phone 4555