The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 7, 1955 · Page 13
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1955 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THIRTEEN Everglades Air boats Can Speed Over Heavy Dew By JIM MAKTENHOFF AI* Newsfeaturcs COOPERTOWN, Fla. — If you want to travel in the Everglades, it's best to skid. South Florida's vast wilderness could hold Rhode Island there times, with plenty of room left over for New York City. growth with the gentle motion of a It's very wet—for most of the year. It's not a lake, but much of it. except for the comparatively rare high spots, is covered by several inches of water. There are other ways of getting about but the preferred way is to skid in an airboat. An airboat, lightly buiit in the general shape of a scow, has an aircraft engine and a propeller mounted on the stern. With a roar and a whoosh of water you skid like crazy with the short grass hissing under the hull. Sixty milts an hour is possible . . over the damp grass in water bare-1 more grass. The pilot will swing his Iv deep enough to get your hand rudder and the boat will make, a wet. Usually yon travel a lot slower. If you hit a submerged log or boulder at the higher speed you wind up with your head in the mud and a-hot and heavy engine resting in what is left of your lap. Air boaters usually proceed with some caution. Airboats are very popular with frog hunters (you've hoard of frog legs), bass fishermen, hunters, Everglades explorers, border patrolmen and wildlife officers, and the silent Seminole Indian. i The Indians build crazy patch- 1 work airboats out of plywood and mouldy planking.and equip them with rusty monstrosities for motors, not fancy, perhaps, but they beat the old one-squaw-power dugout canoe. It is not particularly unusual to spoi an Indian put-putting along in an antiquated and sputtering airboat with a load of speared garfish. , Riding an airboat is a special thrill. Sitting low in the boat, ail you see before you is grass and graceful, skidding turn, traveling almost sideways for several hundred feet before straightening out on a new course. Tall grass in patches whips by \ou at breakneck speed. You close your eves as you head straight for a deep, dry patch of grass and weeds, anticipating a shuddering crash. But the boat merely slows slightly, then jides up and over the heavy Dteorcrfor-Sfyfecf Genuine Hardwood Lamp isSNE* wfien you buy a i-E Clock-Radio COM* IN TODAY1 '44' HUBBARD & SON FURNITURE 401 W. Main Ph. 3-4409 ship hitting a swell at sea. It's this sea-going motion of dipping and swaying, combined with the slowly sliding turns, that produces in the unaccustomed airboat rider a feeling that does not go at all with penetrating America's last wilderness. You get seasick. 'Trick or Treat' Bank Robbers Ger $30,000 CHICAGO UP) — Three wisecracking gunmen robbed a suburban Maywood bank of between 525,000 and $30,000 Friday night. Witnesses said the men, all masked with stocking caps, barged into the bank shouting "trick or treat." One of the robbers held seven employes and five patrons under a sub-machinegun while his two companions scooped up cash from the tellers' cages. The gunmen executed the robbery in a few minutes and fled in a car described by witnesses as a 1955 Cadillac. Peter Giachini, vice president of the Maywood-Proviso State Bank, estimated the loss. The bank regularly is open for business on Friday nights. Wants to Be |First Again ARLINGTON, va. (fl>j—The man who held the first airline ticket (or flights across the Atlantic and the North Pole reported Friday his bid or commercial transatlantic Jet flight No. 1. Said the enterprising 79-year-old William J. Eck: "As soon as I learned that Pan American has ordered jet transports and will use them between North America and Europe, I went down and reserved a seat on the first flight.' ' "The Jet planes won't get into service for 2>? W 3 years yet, but that's not to far ahead for a reservation." Eck flew in Pan American's new Dixie Clipper from Port Washington, N.Y., to the Azores and Europe June 38, 1939, on the first scheduled transatlantic , service. He returned on the first westbound light. How about a first flight on a space satellite? Eck called a halt on that one. "I don't want to go any plac« I can't return from," he said. "Life's too good." 3 5 Get Permits To Wed In Pemiscot CARUTHERSVILLE —Thirty-five couples were Issued marriage licenses in the office of James T. Ahern, Pemiscot County recorder of deeds, during October, it was announced- today. They were issued to the following; Luther Jacxson, Portageville, and Marjorle Nell Brock, Braggadocio; Gerald E. Carter, Kansas City, Mo., and Sarah White, Caruthersville; Thomas Bell and Linda Shaffer, Hayti; Carl Lovelace and Janita German, Stecle; George Williams and Clara Bicker, Festus; Howard Wright, Houston, Texas, and Edna Crosby, Kansas City, Kansas; , James Braddy. Clarkton, and Kathryn Gaskins, Wardell; Carl, Taylor, Blytheville, Ark., and Lula Mashburn, Black Rock, Ark.; C. z. jumper and Lula McNabb, Steele; John S. Vinson and Jesse Mae Montgomery. Carutersville; Henry Booker and Annie Whee- lons, Steele; Joseph Cecil and Alberta Sparks, Hayti; Antonio Monoco. St. Louis, and Margaret Metzjer. Hayti; Ehvood Deaton and Zubie Shu- burte, Steele; Clyde Boyd and Mildred Lindsey, Caruthersville; Artemia Siba .and Mary Pardo, Steele; Harrison Anderson and Margaret Anderson. Caruthersville; Willie Taylor and Willie Mae Bell, Caruthersville; Robert Berrynmn and Jean McLaughlin, Caruthersville; Aurelio Samara Jr. and Guadalupe arabia. Lorado, Tex.; Welton Coats and Evel Mae Brown; Hayti; Harvey Page and Jannie Wilson, Portageville; Leon Cole and Louise Burns, Caruthersville; Jessie Crafton and Mamie Young, Wardell; Aaron Barton and Lodean Redmond, Portageville; Patrick Harris, Holland, and Virginia Hudgens, Steele; Joey Winters, Fort smith. Ark., and Sue Champion, Blytheville; William Ayers and Clara Cathan, Hayti; David Simpson and Jessie Mae Robinson, West Memphis; Dearl Uselton, Hayti, and Mae Rene Tomblin, Portageville; Alex Washington and Gertrie Jackson, Caruthersville; Ronald Pierce and Paye Cagle, Caruthersville; Genobebo Mendoza and Mary Almeida. Steele; Henry Hursey and Ethel Mae Underwood, Wardell; Wallace Bady and Winnie Hunt, Caruthersville. OSCEOLA NEWS By Betty* Nelle Starr Miss Blanche Cleere was hostess Thursday to the Four Table Bridge Club. Miss Cleere entertained at the Hut where a dessert course Was served preceding the bridge games. Guests playing with the club were Mrs. A. W. Bowen and Mrs. Chavlic Hale. High score went to Mrs. Bettye Nelle Starr, Mrs, Bowen won guest high and low went to Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Mark Travis. Thanksgiving table appointments were used in Uie decorations. Centering the table was a China turkey filled with yellow gladioli. W. C. Mason joined by George Tallent of Memphis are in Knoxville this weekend to attend the Tennessee - Georgia Tech football game. Mrs. Spencer Driver drove to Memphis Friday to meet her daughter, Mrs. Marshal Kline, and her granddaughter, kelsey Kline, of Little Rock, where they were overnight guests. Mrs. Bruce Ivy and Mrs. Harry Matlock complimented their daughters, Elizabeth Ann Ivy and Ina Lee Matlock, on their 13th birthdays Thursday evening at the Seminole Club. Thirty-five young people attended the dance, which has been tn annual event throughout the years for these two girls, During tie evening hamburgers and iced drinks were served. Thanksgfving decorations were used to decorate the dance floor at the' club. Miss Bebe Levenstein invited Mrs. Guy Newcomb and Mrs. William B. Edringston to play bridge Thursday evening when she was hostess to Club 17 at her home. Fresh cranberry pie and coffee were served. 'Early fall flowers were used to decorate the Levenstein home. Mrs. Bryant is not a member of the club, but plays with the members frequently and reciprocates often by entertaining the club st her home. vivid red roses were used to center the dining table. Mrs. W. T. Lytle was hostess Wednesday to her canasta club. Additional guests were Mrs. Bob Chiles, Mrs. O. M. Beckman and: Mrs. Kinley Ray. A dessert course preceded the canasta games. High score was won by, Mrs. Earl Sanders, second high to Mrs. Beckam and low went to Mrs. Ray. Fall flowers were used to decorate Mrs. Lytle's home. M. and Mrs. L. C. B. Young and MBrs. Joe Cullom, Jr., are in Nash- yille, Term., today to attend the Vanderbllt-Kentucky football game. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Coleman and Johnny Strickland are in Houston today to attend the Rice- Arkansas game. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Adams of Little Hock are spending the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Shippen and will return their daughter and two grandsons, Mrs. Billy Shippen. Bill and Frank, back with them Sunday (or a ri»K In their home. Ed Williams, son ol Mr. unit Mrs. B. Frank Williams, has pledged Sigma Chi fraternity at Memphis State. L. C. B. Young was a business visitor In Chicago during the week. K.-.o Courier Newt Classified Ads. Paint Closeout M»r Trpei tat Ol«o i Price Hubbard Hardware The Rev. B. K. Sewell was honored Tuesday evening by the Men of First Methodist Church. The occasion was the Rev. Mr. Sewell's 86th birthday. Mrs. Guy Bryant entertained members of Town and Country Canasta Club, with a turkey dinner Thursday at her home. ... Mr. George Burchfield NEW MECHANIC AT DON EDWARDS CO. Due to serious illness, Mr. Fletcher Wilson is no longer affiliated with the Don Edwards Co. We have now secured the services of Mr. George Burchfield who is highly skilled and trained to take care of all your office machine repairs and servicing. SALES-SERVICE-RENTALS Office Machines and a Complete Lin* of Office Supplies DON EDWARDS CO. 20 Years Continuous Service in the B/ytfcew//e Area 112 W. Walnut Mrs. Don Edwards, Owner Phone 3-3382 McCellan Sees Mid-East War LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 5 (fl—Sen. John L. McClellan D-Ark, who recently completed a trip through | the Middle East, says he has no solution to offer for the explosive situation between Egypt and Israel. "The way I see it," he said, "only a miracle can avert a full- scale war. And If that comes, other nations may become involved." Fighting between Egypt and Ii- rael has recently broken out on the Gaza Strip. JtfcCIellan said that United Na- British Atomic Experts in U.S. LONDON tfl — Three of Britain's top atomic security experts are visiting; the United States for an exchange of ideas on security procedure, the Atomic Enegry Authority disclosed yesterday. The British record in this field has come'In for American criticism at times. Kenneth Morton-Evans, security director of the Atomic Energy Authority, heads the group. The others are Guy Liddcll, special adviser on security, and Wing Cmdr. Henry Arnold, chief security officer at the Harwell atom station. A spokesman said they made the trip at the invitation of the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission. tions intervention seemed to be the only solution in sight. ^^-•^ LOWEST PRICES EVER! 1956 Westinghouse TV WITH SET-TOP COMFORT TUNING NOW ONLY '139 95 M*w S«t-T6p Comfort Tuning Mm yam fexi Moopiog-kMfM small-fry from tampering with the picture. Fint time io bhtory—Westinghouse Full Range TV M thw low price! Get all the features of *c finest TV lets made—famous 100-mile- ph« tuner, automatic distance selector, •ad bright, otaf, steady picture* every- 1 wh««—on this compact, new 17-ineh model. In rich cocoa brown, Model Wilson's TV & Radio Service 114 s. pint expert Jlfservice ph.,3-423? DOCTORS OPPOSED TO FLUORIDATION Dr Alton Ochsner president of Ochsner Foundation hospital and head of the Department of Surgery of the Tiilane University Medical School, Wednesday (July 27, 1955) advised against fluoridating th« water supply of the City of Ne"w Orleans. » Conceding that fluoridation of drinking water docs reduce the incidence of dental caries among children. Dr. Ochsner (old the city's fluoridation comittee, of which he is a member, that he has received information indicating that fluoridation causes damage to the teeth of adults. The information came from Dr. C. C. Bass, dean emeritus of the Tulane Medical School, who for the 15 years since his retirement has pursued extensive research and study pertaining to the teeth, the INew Orleans surgeon explained. Dr Bass' studies have caused him to arrive at at the conclusion that fluoridation of water, although it causes a 50 per cent reduction in the incidence of caries, causes an increase in the incidencee of period- ontocfasis, which destroys the teeth of adults, Dr. Ochsner said. One form of periodontoclasis is pyorrhea, he said. Dr Ochsner asserted that until recently he favored the fluoridation of the city's water supply in the proportion of one part, per millionth of fluoride to water, hut that the information provided him by Or. Bass along with some research rlnne by some British scientists, indicating possible bad effects on (he kidneys from fluoridation had caused him to reverse his opinion on the matter. BRITISH ARTICLE CITED. Dr flags' conclusions were based on an analysis of data contained in a "pro-fluoride" article in the June issue of the "American Journal of Dentistry," Dr. Ochsner said. While the data did show the decrease in the incidence of caries among children, it also revealed damage to the teeth of adults, Dr. Bass discovered, according to Dr. Ochsner. Dr. Ochsner said thai a recent article in the "British Journal of Experimental Pathology," reported with regard to experiments with fluoridation conducted on rals that "their animals showed a very definite kidney effect." Although there is something to be said in favor of it (fluoridation), the disadvantages oulwei-gh the advantages," Dr. Ochsner said. ACTION DEFERRED. Dr. E. P. Salerno, chief medical officer for the Orleans parish school board, asserted that he would not be willing at the present time to recommend fluoridation because: "It's not a safe recommendation to be made at this lime." Dr. E. L. Lechert, director of Charity Hospital, asserted that weight should be given to an evidence damage to the leelh of older people because "people are living longer. We're getting an aged population. Dr. Charles I,. Eshleman of Ochsner Foundation Hospital urged that the committee defer action on (hi matter pending further study. Th« matter was deferred to Oct. 26, 1955, and at this meeting fluoridation was not approved. COMMITTEE AGAINST FLUORIDATION Frank C. Douglas

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