The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 8, 1953 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 8, 1953
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PAGE TWO BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WTONBfDAY, APtlL I, MM OSCEOLA NEWS &y BeUy Starr Dan Reid's Dream of Law Office Faded Before Lure of the Farm. Growing up in a small town of Rosebud, Ark., with hopes of being a big city lawyer was the dream of young Dan Reid. He worked toward that goal throughout hish school by entering into debates, reading law books and listening to the many candidates who came to his home town during election years. Even In college, that followed his graduation at Rosebud, when there was a debate In the making, young Dan, by hook or crook, got on one side or the other. It really didn't matter to him whether it was the negative or affirmative, just so he debated. After his graduation, from Rosebud, which- was one of the first rural consolidated high schols in the South. Dan taught in a rural school near West Point, Ark. He was only 19 when he began teaching, but. being the oldest of four boys in the family, he felt like a man of the world. His family owned considerable farming land, but it was up to the boys to help till the soil and harvest the crops. Having no girls in the family had its complications. The boys helped their mother with the cooking, washing;, ironing and churning. When Dan entered college, he didn't think anything about boys doing their own laundry and as Dan said, he had to earn his money in the summers to help pay his way through college. Unlike some of the other boys, he didn't have a drawing account, so when he could save a few dollars on his laundry, that meant a little extra money toward adding something toward his education. For some unknown reason to Dan, he lost his desire of becoming a big city lawyer during his second year In college and decided there - was a greater demand for school tea-hers than there were for young starving lawyers. Consequently, ne began working toward a teaching career and entered Arkansas I'.tnte Teachers College. He attended the college straight through two years when he got his first real break in his own profession. • • • • IN 1927, he was made superintendent of Hector Consolidated High School. "And by the way," smiled Dan, "the town of Hector was named for Teddy Roosevelt's favorite dog. Hector, In the early dnys was a straight-out. Republican town. After my three years these. I went to Joe T. Robinson Consolidated School 10 miles from Little Rock, and taught vocational agriculture. "Thanksgiving of 1930. I met my wife when we both were attending a football game and dance nt Arkansas Teachers College. She had a private kind-Tgarten class in Little Rock. Neither of us worked very hard trying to work up n romance, but it developed into one before either of us realized it. She taught the following year nt Joe T. Robinson and naturally I tensed her after we married of making the change just to be npnr me. "There were three women teachers I picked up every morning lo . Dan Reid . . . proudest possession: friends . riculture. The following dny I went take to school and since she was the youngest and prettiest it didn't take a brick wall to make me fall hard for her, so to make a long story short, we married In Pine Bluff before that year was out. ."The Roosevelt depression came along and school teachers were among the first to get cuts In salary and in my cafie." continued Dan. "Schools In Pulask! county were hnrd hit and it was Impossible for me to get my money, so I accepted a job in Tucker, Ark., the following year as they paid salaries in cash, and that was what It took to make the old mnre go. "Mv wife stayed on. however, at Joe T. Robinson the'next ;year as women teachers as well as men teachers were scarce. They were leaving their profession and accepting jobs where they were assured of getting paid. The following year, my wife came to Sherrlll, Ark., only four miles from where I taught. After three years at Tucker, I stopped teaching and went to work with the Internal Revenue depart- meijt in Kansas City. • • • "AFTKIt SIX months, I was transferred to AAA in DeWitt, Ark. After (wo years in the fall of 1937. I resigned and entered the University of Arkansas, where in 1939. I received my bachelor degree in ag- r Prices cut WASHABLE WALLPAPERS Save up to '/a on Wards Washable Wallpapers during this weekend sale. Choose from a large, attractive selection of papers. You'll find styles and patterns for evtry room In your home. Save— buy now. Ask for a 'hit jjompM*} on How to Hang Wards Y/allpaper. IT'S WARDS FOR FINE WALLPAPER AT MONEY SAVING PRICES, ALWAYS L back with AAA as field man, work- Ing throughout Arkansas. Alabama, Mississippi and Oklahoma. "In October of 1959, 1 was sent to Osceola as a special field man in charge of the South Mississippi County office under Coy Scifres. The following August I was put in charge of the AAA in Piggott and there I wns sent to Jerome, Ark., but only stayed there a short time as the government, took the farm over for a Japanese Camp. "I was then transferred to Dyens In the same capacity as farm manager. I" "'I these moves and transfers, I was sent to Osceola. but did n't stay very long, until 19M, when I came here as county administrator officer. I, became acquainted with Godfrey White, whom I found to be interested In progressive farm. Ing and man of high integrity. So I quit my Job with the AAA for the second time and went to farm- Ins for Godlrey on his farm near Cape Olrardiuiu. Mo." Ten months later while relieving the regular driver on a corn picker. Dan was removing some vines that had gotten entangled In thi picker and fiot both arms caught In it. One was mangled and the other was severed from his body. He was alone In the field. Dan said he had to make himself heard before he was completely torn to shreds, so he let out his old fox hunting call, wailed for a second and repeated it. 'Finally the wife of the regular driver heard my SOS and came running toward me. She saw what was happening and became so hysterical I almost forgot I was being chewed to pieces. Maybe it did help me to :' my mind on something else, but I knew if aid didn't hurry and get to me, I couldn't survive. "Her husband came in seconds but at the time it seemed like eternity. He got the engine off, which I should have done before getting the vines out, and took me to the nearest town. Advance, Mo., five miles away, for first aid treatment. • * • 'WHEN WE got to the one and only doctor's office In the town, he was out on a call. An ambulance carried me to Cape Girardeau to the hospital, where the whole force was istotmded I was still breathing. From that hospital I was sent to Campbell's Clinic in Memphis, vhere I underwent so many opcra- .ions I lost count of them. First I lad to have several bone graftings mt they weren't successful. "I spent many months in hospitals, but having a wife and two small children to support gave me courage to get well. Maybe a fellow takes friendship for granted some- .imes, when things are running smoothly. But to know and appreciate friends is when you're lying on a hospital bed and the nurse hands a handful of greeting cards 'rom well-wishers and to open an envelope and find $600 in it with no name signed. Those are the things that bind you to a town and make you love It and feel a part of it. I ;uess the friends I made in Osceo- a through my illness is one of the )ossessions I am most proud of. stayed until January, 1942. From Everybody was good to me. I had to STARR GAZING It's better to live rich than It Is to die rich. The surest way to hit a woman's heart is to take aim kneeling. Grown-ups who don't , watch Storyland every morning on television miss a lot. One little girl, aged 3, was asked what she wanted to be when she got to be a big girl. Her reply was "a teen-ager". On the same program Trent Wood asked another little girl what she did to help Mommie. Her reply was "clean out the commode." Occupational therapy, some think, became popular only during World War II, but it was practiced in ancient Greece and E?ypt. It became widespread after World War I in the treatment of disabled soldiers. In 1017, was organized the "National Association of Occupational Therapists." In the U. S, Few .people on the outside realize the good that it does. Visit a mental hospital sometime and see the wonderful job it docs. It's amazing. but put your money In trust. It's too bad there isn't a course In college on how to live. The trouble Is, college professors know no one else knows any better than we do. Winston Churchill's middle name is Spencer. It has been said, that by night an atheist half believes in God — especially when there's a halo around tlie moon and he looks up at the stars. The inscription on the tomb of the Duchess of Newcastle in Westminster Abbey reads, "All brothers were valiant and all sisters virtuous." In much wisdom is grief; for he that increases knowledge increases sorrow. It doesn't -seem that long, but eight years ago. President Roosevelt died at Warm Brings, Ga. Twas on April 12. 1945. Our days on enrth are than a weaver's shuttle. We spend our years, as a tale is told, looking back on growing up. You'll find everybody's life would make good reading matter. There are no u-i-interesting people, in my estimation. A child's original sayings, an uneducated person's philo- | sophy are equal to a college gradu- swifter ate's philosohy. Dont' put your trust in money. ;et well. "The work I am now in," continued Dan, "a general agent for Farm Bureau Insurance Service for Mississippi County, gives me a chance of helping other people. Riding out to the farms and meeting clients personally gives me a mighty good feeling, I like people and take great pride in the work I am doing. Farm people are the backbone of any community and my company, which Is not government-supported, sells insurance only to Farm Bureau members. Ours Is a stock company and we sell every type of insurance for farm people." Dan became Interested in PTA work when he taught school at Tucker. He was instrumental in organizing the school's first charter and was it's first president. Since iving in Osceola, his Interest for a better understanding between parents and teachers is evident in all the programs that are given. He has been program chairman in the Osceola PTA for the past three years. He is a Methodist and sings in the choir. He is a member of the Kiwanls Club and takes an active )art in the annual minstrels the club sponsors. Mr. and Mrs. Reid have three children, Carolyn, Dan Jr., and John. T know of no better monument than a flower from your yard gro.v- ing in a friend's garden. Walt Whitman's .definition of grass: It Is the handkerchief of the Lord. Can you think of a better definition? A fool at 40 is a fool indeed. A record breaking crowd assembled in the Osceola Churches for sunrise services Sunday morning — and they were beautiful. The Christian Church held services at five, just as day was breaking- At six. the Methodist Church, with 54 voices in the Choir, gave an hour-long program of special Easter songs. Edward Everett, one of the greatest orators of his day. was the chief speaker at Gettysburg on the day Lincoln delivered his great speech of 267 words. Everett was so amazed at the President's logic and power of condensation, that he declared Lincoln's speech would live generations after his own two-hour effort was forgotten. Everett was governor of Massachusetts for Jour terms and was then defeated for re-election by a single ovte. Definition of home: where our feet may leave but not our hearts. You're an old timer if you can re- On the Social Side... Wlni DAK Honor Miss Bttty Jean Hendrickson of Moore Haven, Fla., a niece of Mrs. Tal Tongut* of Osceola, and a granddaughter of the late Mrs. Sarah Lynn of Osceola, has been named Florida State winner of the CAR best citizen award. She wns to leave yesterday with a delegation from Daytona Beach U) go to Tampa for the state meeting. Mears Entertain Mr. and Mrs. Searcy Mears were among those who held family dinners Easter Sunday. Seated at the dining room table with Mr. and Mrs. Mears were their son, R. D. Wears, Mrs. Mears, their two children? D° n na and Searcy, II, and Mrs. Elizabeth Sulliman of Luxora. An arrangement of Wedgewood Dutch iris, Narcissi in white and yellow carried out the Easter colors for the table's centerpiece. Congregation to Meet The annual congregational dinner and business meeting for members of the Presbyterian Church will be held tonight at 7 p.m. One hundred are expected to attend. Mrs. Enoch Entertains Mrs. John Enoch entertained Tuesday and Wednsday at the 50 Club. Tuesday, twelve were Invited for lunch and to play canasta. Centering the banquet table, where the guests were seated, was a low arrangement of purple lilacs Interspersed with vivid crimson tulips. These same flowers were in evidence, at intervals throughout the club rooms. \ In the canasta games that followed, Mrs. Senrcy Mears won high score, Mrs. Lloyd Godley won second, and Mrs. Godfrey, bridge. In Mrs. Enoch's Wednesday party, 16 were seated at the banquet table, where a fried chicken dinner was served. For her centerpiece, Mrs. Enoch used specimen type white Mt. Hood daffodils and nheer- fulness narcissi. Arrangements in low silver bowls centered the cocktail tables in the club. Mrs. Reba Davidson won high score, Mrs. Arch Catchings, Sr. won second, Mrs. Joe Cullom, Jr., won third, and Mrs. E. B. Chiles, bridgo. Canasta Club Meets Mrs. David Laney was hostess to the Town and Country Canasta Club and one guest, Mrs. John Enoch. Branches of red bud blossoms and member when planters and agriculturists were just plain farmers. Straw votes are taken to see which way the hot air Is blowing. purple Iris dominated the floral d«f- orations. A desiert courM WM wrr- ed before the gam»j of c»n«st« got underway. , Winning high score for th» «<t«r- noon was Mrs. Charlie Lowran**. Penonalt Mrs Dick Fletcher and daughter. Ethelyn, of Memphis and Mrs. W. E. Johnson of "West Memphis drove up to Osceola for faster with their families and to attend sunrise services at the Christian Church. Miss Anne White, who »ttendf Ole Miss in Oxford, Miss., spent Easter with her family. Mr. and Mrs. Tommie Spires, Jr., were Easter visitors In Osceola. Tommie is attending Memphis Stats College. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Shippeh and children, Charme and Eddie, spent the Easter holidays with their families and friends. The Shippens liv» in Lake Providence, La. Bill Diiiard and John Herring, students at Baylor College in Waco, Tex., spent their Easter vacation with their parents. Miss Mary Ann Crane and Miss Joanne Cullom flew from Nashville. Tenn.. Saturday to spend Easter Sunday with their parents, returning to Nashville late Sunday afternoon. Miss Janette Bowen, who is a sophomore at Southwestern In Memphis, visited her parents throughout the past week. 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