The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 15, 1953 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 15, 1953
Page 7
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 19M BLTTHBVTLLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS PAGE South Africans to Vote Today Amid Racial Strife By ARTHUR GAV15IION JOHANNESBURG, South Africa 1/rV-Worried South Africans voted today in a fateful general electior climaxing five of the stormies years In the country's recent history. Mining millionaires, bearded Bo ers and Plain citizens of this British Commonwealth land trekked in record numbers from city, bush and factory to voting stations thai opened at 1 a.m. lor 13 hours ( The government assigned armed police to all polling places. Bagged-trousered Negroes anc Indians stood silently, even sullenly, by as the white man's election began—silent because they are voteless, sullen because the two chief parties are pledged to maintain white supremacy. Their major campaign difference was over how to do It. The governing Nationalists, with a highly geared political machine controlled by Prime Minister Daniel F. Malan, claimed right up to the opening of the polls that victory would be sure and easy. The rival United party, which the late Field Marshal Jan Christian Smuts helped found, said cagily they could win if every supporter voted. Record Turnout Expected A record turnout of 1.200.000 white voters was expected. At stake were 136 of the 159 seats in Parliament. Three white lawmakers already hold seats on behalf of the 50,000 coloreds (mulattos) in Cape Province—the only non- Whites In South Africa who vote for white representatives. Eighteen United party men and two Nationalists were elected unopposed. In the 1948 election, Malan won a majority of five seats in Parliament, although his organization polled almost .200,000 fewer votes than the United party. This time, white South Africans outnumbered 4-1 by Negroes. Indians and mulattos—had to choose whether they are to boss the nation's 1 million non-Whites through the sternly enforced race segregation policies of the Nationalist government or shift to the softer policy advocated by United party leaders. Malan claimed his segregation policy is the only salvation for all African white communities. His opponents, led by United chief J. G. II. Strauss, want to Improve white- black relations because of the na< tlon's need for Negro labor. The Negro attitude toward the "black peril" talk from both Bides in the election campaign was one almost of contempt. Non-white leaders have been conducting what is generally acknowledged to be an effective passive resistance campaign against race laws. They said regardless of which side won the election, the defiance campaign would continue., Most of the non-Whites, though, clearly wanted to see the Uniteds win. Lf'e Warns World: Keep Guard Up NEW YORK ffi — Trygve Lie, newly retired secretary general of the United Nations, says the free world must not let down its collective security guard "at the first fluUerings of the dove of peace " Lie spoke last night at a dinner of the World Veterans Federation, which presented him with its first annual peace award. Although not specifically mentioning the Soviet peace offensive, Lie said it is dangerous to indulge "wishful thinking" and added: 'It would be the height of folly to abandon or relax our efforts for collective security In the present juncture of world history." STARR GAZING Continued from Page 6 to be done. None but the coward and Ignorant (eat signing their name to their letters. The definition for anonymous Is having no acknowledged name and that's pretty tad, unless of course you are enclosing a gift for charity and then your left hand shouldn't know what your right hand does. Only then should your name be omitted at the close of your letter. Where to Buy It BKOWNWOOD. Tex. (ffj — A Brownwood firm has this sign painted on the front of the build: We Are Distributors of UNNECESSARY GADGETS For Your Car. GRIGS6Y 'Picnic 7 Named Best Play of '53 NEW YORK {#>}—William Inge's 5lay. "Picnic," has been named the jest new American play of the 19521953 season by the New York Drama 'ritics Circle. In balloting yesterday the Circle also made these awards: Best musical: "Wonderful Town," starring Rosalind Russell. Best foreign play: "The Love of Four Colonels," starring Rex Harrison and Lilli Palmes. Continued from Page 5 in and day out and. children before get smarter and smarter and they know the meaning of the golden u'e when they are quite young "Teaching modern , children in modern ways tends to make better abiding citizens and getting ;he training early is merely a stepping stone. On rainy days, I use the things saved back for such occasions. My husband, being an in- ;erior decorator, turns over all his out-dated wall paper books to me ,o use in my room. The children ove cutting out the bright colored flowers and pasting them on heavy sheets of paper. "A thing that makes a big impression on the children are the programs. When we complete a study on birds or flowers, I make a program out of it, giving the names of birds or flowers to the children and if they never know about anything we have studied about, they certainly know who or what they are when the program is over. "All little children are make-believers and love any story or play where they can 'play like' they n some certain bird or flower. I bi lieve in putting them out on tl stage, whether they have a word say or not. It teaches them poi and keeps them from being timid. * * . • "ANOTHER THING they like is surprise. It doesn't matter irmc what it is just so it is somethin they didn't expect. Some mornings, before they come to school, I'll move my desk from where it \vtis when, they left the room the afternoon before—Just any little unexpected gesture adds variety and they like it. "Children and singing Just go to- getber. so after lunch, we have song or two and a prayer before school begins for the afternoon. It quiets them like nothing else in the world will do, A relaxed child does the best work and that is my idea of doing it at that time of day. They are pretty well relaxed early in the morning but I find when they come back from their lunch, they respond better to their classes after a few minutes of singing. Music doth soothe the savage benst, somebody once said," smiled Mrs. Grigsby. Mrs. Grigsby. who took her training after attending University of Arkansas and Kroger (no connection with the Kroger stores) School of Music, in St. Louis, remarked she had never planned on teaching school — even after attending the conservatory in St. Louis, where she studied voice, piano and organ. She said she doesn't really know how she got into there, my sister, who also Is « teacher, and I look n three-week course on children's literature under the nationally known instructor. Dr Arbuth. We teachers are like the children, \ve never get too old to • • . "ROOM MOTHERS have done much to iwip the teachers as all children love parties. The room mothers are a great help in relplng plan the names, furnishing the refreshments and seeing that everything runs smoothly. There would no doubt be n riot'it the children weren't corralled. The room mothers give the children little jobs to do and they like being a part of anything that goes on. "We try to celebrate every occa- sldn. 1 think ii Imp-esses Ihe child to look forward. We are planning now on our annual last-day-of- school picnic. After drilling Hie children for nine months In'etiquette, to be courteous to one another and not to show off. last day of school picnics limit' like they were back in tile old days »hcn nothing was important in fchoolins children but the proverbial three 'R's.' "That's well and itood. but the enough -University work, ceived professional license but having' other things are (.-qually as import- she and ant and all the side, lines it takes at to make a child fitted for n useful citizen is br^un !i!:e rolling a small snowball. Th? more it is rolled along the v, ( y. the more snow it picks up and the bmpei 1 it will get. ' If a child sttmds "still while all arotmd him are striving to continue to crow in knowledge, then he hus failed to gather snow." that time, when teachers examinations were given, her professional license stood up rnd she went right into the teaching profession. AFTER 31 years of teaching second, third, and fourth grades in the Osceola school, she added that the only good she has gotten out of her many years of practicing do-re-me is to be able to tell when a child is off-key or has a tin ear for music. "One cute thing about the youne- sters in my room," Mrs. Grigsby said, "they will be as busy a.s little bees drawing or getting their lessons and they will be humming one of the commercials they hear on radio and television. They know them all. "You know, teachers have to be up on what's new Li the amusement world as well us the ne\v and! Springtime iloi'al arrangements of changing methods of teaching. My j tulips, narcissi and wedgewood parents live in Tulsa. okla., and j Dutch iris centered the small tables Continued from Page 5 Thursday wifh Mrs. W. C. Mason were Mrs. John Enoch. Mrs. Wade Quinn, Mrs. Joe Cromer, Mrs. Kate Hale and Mrs. Earl Futch of Ocala, Florida. Raspberry parfnits and fresh coconut cake was served the guests. .Bargains Are Blooming At Sears Catalog Order Office! GARDEN ^, SHOP --L_5 .'vai SAllI M IOW CMAWG PRICES ^ Kc*. 3.99 Steel TrtUto. "°* M9 Keverslblc Cultivator. no« 6.6= a i>C • Il*6' - nn . Regular 8.69 Seeder,, now . . «M ^ ^ ^^ ^ Spray ...... *• . Reg u,ar 14.39 Arbor, now 13.67 ^ Spr , y $88.50 Craftsman ROTARY MOWERS Heavy duty rotory mower hoj extra tough, one-piece blade. E«lusiv« shock-absorbent mount- Ing protects engine, shaft and blade. Full-floating handle has rubber grips. Runs 1 '/a hours on 1 ql. of gasoline. Guards prolect operator from blade. If You Can't Come In, PHONE 8131 Wu will gladly arrange all the details! Easy payments can be arranged. Economy Mixture Green Karpet Grass Reed 3-lb. Carton.... 1.75 Suf**grow1n0 ift*d conjoint KtntutVy Blut gran, other quick fltrminollrtg grotm. Plant for luxuriouijvekffy lawn. 16-in. Hand Mower All-Steel Craftsman Sped" 1 Compare! | Q.2!) Stronger than cait Iron, tong*r lift! 5 riel biadcij larg« tolld rubbtr !lrei. whit* plaitlc hondlt grlpt, Stt It today! 50-ft. Plastic Hose Green) Traniparentl Strong! lightweight! 6.65 Eliminal.i h.ovy lillingl Reiiili tun, oil, abroiloni. '/i-in. ImTda diomel.r. Saliifaclion guofanlitd or moniybackl 217 W. Main Phone 8131 that gives me the opportunity of mixing business with pleasure. When I visit them during the summer I can take training in the U'liversitv there. "In 1950, during the conference in the entertaining rooms. Mrs. John Edrington won high .score, MLS. Cromer second and Mrs. Harry Oliver brklgo. Mrs. Mears Hostess Mrs. R. D. Mears was hostess to her Thursday bridge club and oin guest, Mrs. Joe Rhodes, Jr. Sunshiny yellow tulips were evident on the coffee table and dining table. Mrs. Mears served nor guests pineapple upside down cake and coffee. Miss June Rhoades won high score and Mrs. Ambrose Teaford won second hlch. Personali Osceolans attending the meeting of the William Strong Chanter of DAB Friday tU the Peabody Hotel were Mrs. J. H. Hook, Mrs. Horace Moore, Mrs. Ma rga ret Ba rbiers, Mrs. C. M. Harwell, Mrs. G. B, Segraves, Mrs. H. B. Jones, Mrs. George Florida and Miss Ruth Mas- .sey, regent. Mr. and Mrs, Spencer Driver had us tlu'ir hou.seguests over the weekend their daughter, Mrs. Marshal Kline, Mr, Kline and granddaughter, Kelscy and Mr. and Mrs. V. P. Win ton. Mr. and Mrs. J. Lan Williams of Jonesboro, Mr. and Mrs. Hal McHaney and Mrs. Belva Martin of Kcnnett, Mo., Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hathorn of Memphis and Sam Richman of West Memphis .were among the out-of-towners who attended the funeral of John Blackwood Wednesday. Among those in Memphis Thursday attending Azalea Day at the home iif Mrs. J. P. Norfleet were Mrs. R. C. Bryan, Mrs. Lalnh Col>'-,'. Mi's. Rebu Davidson, Mrs. Ch:ulie Lowrance. Mrs. P. D. Johnson, Mrs. C. J. Fowlk-s, Mrs. Roy Cox, Mrs, Mclvin Speck, Mrs. Bruce Ivy, Mrs. Jack Wilson, Mrs. O. E. sspiiRiH, Mrs. Godfrey White, Mrs. Dick Cromer and Mrs. Charles Coleman. Mrs. Bob Rcidy, Vance and Raymond Cartwright were in Memphis LITTLE LIZ— In some of the new duplexes you can't tell if the noise you hear is mice or the family next door eating celery. o NM « over the week end to be with James Cortwrlght, who underwent brain surgery Friday at the Methodist Hospital. He Is In a serious condition. His mother, Mrs. Bernice Cnrtwrlght, and MB sister, MI'S. Charles Coleman, are in Memphis at his bedside, Mrs. Carrol Watson spent several days last week in Atlanta, da., ra- turning home Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Woodruff returned Sunday after having, attended a convention In Blloxl, Miss. No, no,Twombly! As n man of discrimination, don't just ask for bourbon, ask for Bourbon tie Luxe! FULLY AGED KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY J li l| 86 PROOF THIS WHISKEY IS 4 YEARS OLD THE BOURBON OE LUXE COMPANY, LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY s car Fifty Yrtrs Forward n the American Road eas Topping a traditional Ford trend, the 1953 Ford today leads all other cars in bringing you the kind of car you've always wanted for the kind of money you can afford to pay. It's America's "Worth More" car ... worth more when you buy it, worth more when you sell it. NEVER BEFORE Iins a cnr enjoyed sticli wide acclaim as Ford during the past few years. And lliis year, with a hull-tight Crcalmark liody that's the style-setter, a new ride that's unbelievably smooth, a choice of high compression V-8 and, Six that's the envy of its field and a total of-11 "Worth More" features, the 1953 Ford steps even farther out front to become the New Standard of tlic American Road. Ford keeps its value better than any oilier car, too. A check of used car dealers and owners will prove it. So join the swing to Ford. Take a Test Drive today. £ All across America, the swing is to PHILLIPS MOTOR COMPANY Broadway & Chickatawba Phon. 4453

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