The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 12, 1955 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, October 12, 1955
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PAGE TWO BOTHEVrLLK (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, OCTORER 12, 1958 Columbus Didn't Start 'Round World' Idea By KENNETH O, GILMORE NBA Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA) — Christopher Columbus 1 some pretty sensa- the world was round. He just proved it- This was no mean accomplishment, but Herbert W, Krieeer. a curator of ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution here. points out chat a number of other smart people were convinced the enrth was round. Foremost them was a Florentine physician named Paolo de Toscanelli who called himself a cosmographcr or observer of the world. It was To.scanelli. reveals Kreiger, who provided Columbus with the map he used when he set sail for the New World in 1492. In fact, he put it in the hands of the explorer 13 years before the voyage. This chart gave'Columbus the inspiration to beein his momentous undertaking, .according to Krieser, who is an expert on the man known to every school child as the discoverer of America. "Toscanelli was a charlatan scientist who eseed Columbus on." says Krieger, "Bui I thank him for his salesmanship in fortifying Columbus' spirit." Actually, the map was a phony in based oil scanty geographic records of far eastern Asia, rumors of ! western voyages and mythical lit- j erature. It placed Japan. China and the soucht-nfter "Spu-p Is| lands" a relatively short distance j across the Atlantic from the Euro; pean coast. i Toscanelli even miew in two lc«- ienriary islands called St. Brandan | and Amilla. For when it came to ! the question of whether the earth • was spherical, he was a crank. He i was determined to prove the the: ory. i First he tried to interest the kin? ! of Portugal in the chart, but had s no success. In the meantime, Co-. \ lumbus heard about it. and he j wrote Toscanelli for a copy. ; I ... I The response was immediate and 'enthusiastic. He sent Columbus the; ! chart follower up by .several letters '• | which do credit to the early history I "I perceive your grand desire to STARR GAZING By BETTVE NELLE 8TAKR Courier Newf SUH Corrcsponden* RKSTOKATION OF MAP whit cnnelli furnished Columbus Is from navigate Erom the part of the ease to the west . . . said voyage is no: only possible, but it is true, and certain to be honorable and to y:e!d incalculable profit, arid very great fame among all Christian.-." From all indications, this was just the shot in the arm that Columbus needed. "If his convictions say "ne REMAINS OF COLUMBUS rest in this leaden sarcophagus in Ca thedral of Santo Domingo, Culrtad Trujillo, Dominican Republic. i ! wouldn't have had the nerve or de! termination to keep up his continu- i al search for financial support. ! | "History shows that no great in-1 ( vemion or single-hand-1 ' ed. It comes as a result of the con-! j viction. experience and work of a j number of people." i Contrary to popular conception. , Krieger emphasizes, most intelligent, people in loth Century Europe . shared the idea that the world was : round. i It was Columbus who finally put it to the test, and for his discovery ; was made Admiral of the Ocean. Sea and Duke of Veragua. j Almost exactly 385 years, later — | in 1877 — a leaden chest containing i 24 pieces of human bone and an impressive medallion identifying the remains as those of the Admiral of the Ocean Sea and Duke of Veragua were discovered under the h "cosmnifrupher" Paolo de Tos- Smithsonian Institution, C:uheciral floor in Ciudad Trujillo in the Dominican Republic. Spain, which had for almost a century been pointing to a crypt in Havana. Cuba, as the final resting place of Columbus, discovered they had instead the remains of the explorer's son. Diego. Today's Columbus Hay visitor to the Cathedra! of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic can see the heavy, leaden casket opened and viev: ihe bones oi the man who discovered America. But of ali the men and women cartographers and queens who helped Columbus discover his theory. ?et his course and finance his expedition, there is nowhere a monument or coiTime moral ion to Luis de Samengel. It was from him tha,t a part of the financing came. As overseer of Spa in's police endowment fund. Santensel found it easy to dip into the funds to aid the cause" of world rotundity. Eventually he repaid his global embezzlement. But crime does not pay. And today no text book mentions his name as a contributor to the New World Expedition. Robert E. Lee (and by the way j "E" is for Edward) was born, on this date in 1807. In 1825 he was sent to the Military Academy at West Point. He passed his four years there without receiving a demerit or even a reprimand and was graduated second in his class. Wonder I how the fellow fared who came out, first? Guess you knew he married the - cranddnuBhter of George Washington's wife. Her name by in? w:iy was Mary Parke Cusus. Did you know that Denver. Colo., was once named Auraria? The first school to be opened in Auraria occurred on Oct. 13, 1859. Old Molly Pitcher (Mary Ludwig McCauley/ was born on Oct. 13, 1744. On Oct. 13. 1860. William Black look a photograph from a balloon over Boston. Mass. Wheat made a ?record low on Oct. 17. 1894. It went to 54'-a cents a bushel. The man who interferes with another's habits has the worst one. ] Money alone will not bring happi- • ness, but it attracts some mighty in'L'res: MIST companions. Some people are too weak to carry any blame, but they can take • all the credit you can throw their '. \\".~-y. • Too :»(\iiy iimes the key to a cirl'.s heart is the same one that ; fits a Cadillac. j MPH always want to be a woman's fir.-' love, women kinda re- i verse *he situation, if you know ; what I mean. I A lo: of folks nave a terrible con' science it doesn't keep them from doir.ti 'Junes, it just keeps them i from en toying them. ! The man who never lends money ' never has many friends. He does- ; n't ;iei'd them. 1 When men ;: row .virtuous in their i old age. they only make a sacri: fice to God of the devil's leavings. What irks me though, she promised me a corsage if I'd come by j the next time I'm there. j Where in the Sam Hill would 11 go lo receive that corsage? She'; asked (or the Kosher Dill iced tomatoes thai Dr. Billy Sheddan is famous for. i - So "Admirer" here tiz' and it's! worth all the trouble, I'm aiellingj Slice 7 pounds or green tomatoes, you be the judge on the thickness, please mam. Cover with solution of 2 cups of lime (the kind! your grandpa used in the spring)! with 2 gallons of water Soak for! 24 hours, then rinse thoroughly. j Cover with fresh tap water and i let stand for 3 hours. Go watch, some of those lousy TV programs; we're having lately and at the end > of 3 hours u'l you're still normal * ' ; drain off the water and pack in | quart jars. j To each quart add one hot pep- : 'per. 2 buttons of garlic, fresh dill, •if available, if nof dill seed to. taste., one .large bay leaf and | 2 teaspoon mixed pickling spices. • To one gallon of water, add 2 cups of vinegar. 1 cup salt. Let come TO a boil and pour over the contents. Seal. Don't even think about eating them until they have been chilled and not for three weeks either. I'll be up, "Admirer," and try them out and also pick up my i corsage. | There was a mistake of $84.150 i as quoted in last week's article on ! the amount of money planned to i use on constructing additional class I rooms and a recreation center at the First Presbyterian Church. It said and I quote, the amount to be spent was $850. Now anybody knows those Presbyterians take up thai much (almost) in the Sunday morning collection plate. I ainta saying who made that mistake and I ainta saying who didn't, but it wasn't me. Rubber Machine? PORT WORTH, Tox. W — Cops immobilized a hot check artist just after he'd mechanized. They picked him up for buying a check-writing machine with a rubber check. The caribou is a close cousin to the reindeer. Announcement Office Closed Oct. 6-12 Dr. Jack Webb WANTED ....Experienced short hand stenographer a»d flo office work. .Permanent position, bonus, advancement, pleasant working conditions. AVe train you with full pay. See "Dee" United Insurance Agency 111 W. Alain In 'hi.- week's mail came a card : from "An Admirer" from Blythe- j ville. Don't set excited, I'm sure was a lady "Admirer." Read Courier News Classified A.ds. Plant Expansion Will Double Present Ideal Cement Production ... Provide 7,600,000 Barrels Annually By August, 1556 Substantial progress has been made an Ideal's wment plant construction program at Okay, Arkansas. Engineering i< being doni by Allli- Chalmers Manufacturing Company. Orders have been placed fora new 12'x450' kiln, two H'xJJ' grinding mills each requiring o 2,000 h.p. motor to operate, plus the neceisory auxiliary equip- ment. Engineering should be completed by the end of the year, with construction scheduled t« start In February.' Additional tforagt faeilitiM totalini 152,000 barrels wifl poetically double preurrt etment itorajt Mfaclty t) *e ArkMMM Hani. expanded plant at Okay, Arkansas will double prtstnt Ideal cemenf production. Total production will go from 1,300,000 barre/i to 2,6"00,000 barrels of cement per year. According to estimates, this new plant txpansion will cost in exewi of $6,000,000. This money is in addition to the investment in th« prustnf Arkansas plant. Ideal'* Investment in these expanded facilities indicate! our faith In the tremendous future of this region, and our keen desire to satisfy the growing cement needs of the construction industry. With the additional production from the expanded plant available by August, 1956, there should be enough cement to take care of all construe* tion needi in the area for the foreseeable future. IDEAL CEMENT COMPANY ARKANSAS tlVISI*N 14 /*'•*'* ftvWftf (/>• Nuti**, Ceoif re Coast and Border fo Border at Hubbard's Firsl\Showing in Town! M PHILCO TV '. ' ' ''-- v :•"»' -,• '• ' :;?ify"4J.*-? y, :;•••••• . m ' ^ . m*^ f" ^ fori956 ,\ with Transformer Powered Chassis! Don't Settle for Less! Philco's full qualitj' powerplant out- values by a wide margin other sets that are stripped of transformers or other essential features. Every new 1956 Philco TV has this important advance which assures you of dependable, fine quality performance. Nothing Less Gives You Maximum TV Enjoyment Value Scoop! New 21-Inch Console All the features you need for fine, dependable TV enjoyment. Transformer-Powered Chassis. 21-inch Aluminized picture tube. Golden Grid Tuner. FM sound with inclined speaker panel. 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