The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 16, 1955 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 16, 1955
Page 11
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1955 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COOTIER NEWS PAGE ELETEN Eisenhower's New Life: 1. Can Hobbies Replace Strenuous Pace? By DOUGLAS LAKSF.N NEA Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NKA) — Take away most of Ike's official duties. Cut his beloved golf to a few, short, par-three holes each week. After he's boxed in like that for a while, take away nil of his official duties and stick him on a quiet farm at the edge of a quiet town for. the rest of his life. What does that do to the morale and personality of a man who has helped to shape world history lot the decade and one-half? Absolutely nothing, say close friends and pdvisers of President- Eisenhower. Ike will automatically turn down die tap on activities which must be hmtied and turn up the laps on a variety of his other hobbies and interests, they say. In fact, Ihe President's personality is so well integrated, adjustable ni}A re.sUirnt, those 10 him insist that he could run for a second trrm in spite of minor physical limitations on activities. Although Ike's golf has received mots publicity, it's the unanimous opinion of close friends that amon^ his unofficial interests he is most proficient at bridge. He apparently has the type of analytical, mathematical mind required for excellence ai bridge. They say he'd even be better if he played more tntensly. But he prefers to relax and enjoy the game. His favorite foe at bridge is his close friend, Gen. Alfred M. Gruen- iher. Supreme Commander of Allied Powers in Europe. Gruenther is recognized as one of the top bridge | players in the world and rates Ike a tough opponent. He says Ike play? tournament-caliber bridge. IKK AND MUSIC: Here he gleefully watches grandson David beat a military drum. He has a good ear for the classical, too. interest he has taken in the specific musicLil selections which are played ' at White House receptions and par- j tie?. One of the nvuiy fine service i musical organizations usually plays. Ike likes to adapt the program to the tastes of his guests. For example, at last year's Congressional reception he requested j [red. |" program emphasizing American j A little-known fact is the personal I light opera selections and tunes t Ike's least-publicized interest is nnisic. And not just the hillbilly variety, as has been reported. His taste !n music is varied and matured. from famous musical comedies. For the diplomatic reception he ordered specific works of foreign composers. He got great pleasure out of selecting the music for the White House reception honoring the Queen Mother Elizabeth in 1954. It included a few classical works, .-emi-clas- sicnl compositions' of British composers and Giibert and Sullivan DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, has made himself a real authority FARMER: He on cattle breed- ing:, hopes to make his Gettysburg farm sho\ eventual profit with these Black Angus cattli melodies. * • • He asked that the concert be concluded with the Negro spiritual, "Dry Bones." And when the Queen applauded and asked that the tune he played again Ike was overjoyed. Later he made it'a point to congratulate the Marine musicians who played. Before the Washington National Symphony season began this year Ike had made it known that he would like to hear Brahms "Academic Festival Overture" and "Symphony No. 2,'" and Berloiz' "Fantastic Symphony" played at the first concert. His illness kept him from attending, but the orchestra sent him a recording of the program. There are two new high fidelity record players at his Gettysburg farm. Ike's talents as a painter also have matured. He demonstrated this the week he was at his friend Aksel Neilsen's lodge at Fraser, Colo., just before the heart attack. He had done an oil of a scene on Neilsen's ranch a year before which hung in the lodge. And the first thing Ike did was take it down and change the colors. After that he did an oil of the face of a South American farm woman. He had done a pencil sketch of the face several months earlier. His final drawing that week was a winter scene of the ranch. Everyone agreed that it was the best art work he had done. Ike got his basic knowledge of drawing at West Point. Since then New York artist Thomas E. Stephens has coached him. During the Fraser week Ike, as usual, did most of the cooking. This is another hobby. His interest is du- j plicating dishes his mother used to ' prepare and experimenting with his own ideas. He'll sometimes take two days to get a soup stock just right. * * • The one interest which Ike has probably neglected most since becoming President is reading for pleasure. He has read a few westerns for sheer relaxation. However, his choice for serious reading is history. He's something of an expert on Roman history, has read the works of most of the former presidents of the United Stales and loves to read military histories. Each year a publishers' association sends the White House a large selection of new books. He has always grabbed the ones dealing with history, to set them aside for future reading. And he has given Mamie the modern novels, which she loves. An outside interest which Ike has cultivated in recent years, for obvious reasons, is farming. He has made himself a real authority on cattle breeding, knows a lot about crop rotation and is a top expert on farm drainage problems. This could come in handy. As of | now, according to reliable reports, Ike's farm in Gettysburg is losing $25,000 a year. He hopes to make his farm show a profit eventually by breeding Black Angus cattle. DYESS NEWS By Mrs. J. L. Jacob* Mr. and Mrs. Guy Hinson and children of Breese, 111., spent Saturday nit'lit here with her brother, William Jacobs and family. Mr, and Mrs. Dalton Rice and children of Lcachville and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Rice, Jr., and children of Maiden, Mo., spent the weekend here as guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Rice, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Willie Davis of West Ridge spent Sunday here with his brother, S. O. Davis and family. Misses Susan Smith, Paula Frechette and Paul Tase of Memphis were guesls in the home of Mr, and Mrs. L. E. Smith recently. Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Yates of Memphis were weekend guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. G. MacArthur and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Yates. Mr. and Mrs. j, L. Jacobs had as their guests Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Guy Hinson. Linda and Ricky Glenn ot Breese. 111., Mr. and Mrs. James Jacobs, Jimmie and Teresa of Memphis and Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Jacobs and Ronnie of Dyess. Emery Hall, Jr., of Senatobia, Miss., spent the weekend here-with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emery Hall, Sr. Miss Bobby Mann of Memphis spent the weekend here with relatives. Mrs., Louise Jenning and children of Lepanto were Sunday guests in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Barnes. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Davis of Blytheville visited in Dyess Sunday. Mrs. Opal Blackard of Memphis spent Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs, Jack Blackard. Miss Una Charlotte James, student at Araknsas State College, spent Tuesday night here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Norman James Miss Mary Lou Biach of Memphis; is confined to the home of her par- j ents heer with the mumps. Kttint's Kin SOUTH GLASTONBURY, Conn. 'fl — James T. Klmie rang up his first sale as proprietor of a store with more than ordinary satisfaction. During negotiations for its purchase, he had discovered that the store had been founded by his Kreat-great-great-great grandfather Aaron Kinne in 1799. tend the Grand Lodge meeting. Mr. and Mrs. Wright of Greenfield were Sunday guests of the Rev. and Mrs. J. C. Mitchell.' Double Island PAPEETE, Tahiti l*-This South Sea Island for the past few month* has presented the spectacle of an island that Is half garden, half desert. Rain-laden winds have been blowing only from the south. The southern half of the island has been practically flooded. High central mountains have cut off the northen half, where vegetation is withered thus making a sandy waste. Read Courier New* Classified Arts. Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Hargraves- left Sunday for south Arkansas! where they ,will visit relatives and; deer hunt. Mr. and Mrs. Homer Woodard and ; children of East Prairie, Mo., spent' Sunday here as guest of Mr, and Mrs. Otis Rice. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Matney ol ; West Plains, Mo., are visiting their; daughter, Mrs. C. B. Sornson, and family. ' Mrs. Ivan Butler returned Tuesday i from Florida where she has been' visiting relatives. ! Mr. and Mrs. O'Neal Little ana! daughter Linda of Trumann were j weekend guests in the home of her' parents, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Nichols.' Austin Champain is spending this: week at Corning as guest of Mr.: and Mrs. Billy L. Yates and family. ; Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Lowe of West., Memphis spent several days last,; week here visiting her parents, Mr.! and Mrs. R. R. Holland. j Mrs. H. H. Crawford compliment- ; ed her husband and R. R. Holland ^ with a birthday dinner Sunday. i H, H. Crawford and son Merritt' left Monday for Little Rock to at- Hoys Asks $1 Billion Water Program for J956-57 Budget WASHINGTON i.-Pl — Rep. Brooks ' Hays (D-Ark) has asked President! Eisenhower to approve a hillion dol-; lar water program in his budget for , the fiscal 1956-57 fiscal year. | The country, Hays said yester* , day, needs a vast flood control, rec-; lamation and navigation program, j He said he had proposed, in a let- | tor to the President, that the budget '• recommend an appropriation of 750 million dollars /or the Hood control and navigation program and 250 ' million for reclamation works for the year starting next July 1. The' same proposals were made yesicr-1 day by the National Rivers and i Harbors Congress, officials I met with Budget Bureau officials. More Than Billion Hays told a reporter that this year's floods had cost New England (and North Atlantic states alone > Mutual Help WATERBURY. Conn. f.-P) — When Fossil Find more than SI.600,000.000 (b>. The program he contemplates, he said, might prevent similar losses in the future. Hr s.iid he looks for more support for .1 flood control program from New England congressmen this year than in previous years. "They have experienced this year the flood problems that we in Ar- kfiii^a.s have year after year," he .said. Hays said he has received from the White House an acknowledgement of his surest ion. The letter, from a White House aide, said the mailer would be brought to the President's attention. However, the White House letter pointed out. the President has embarked on a program aimed at reducing governmental expenditures and Hays' suticestion would receive considenition in that light. BENSON. Ariz. ffl _ Fossils believed to be nearly three million | years old have been discovered Mrs. Sarah Silverman found S400j near here. Dr. John Lance, a ' paleontologist from the University of Arizona, said the remains include the hoof of a pre-historic three-toed horse, bones of a mastodon and pieces believed to be from the shell of a glyptotherium, a seven-foot long mammal. and returned it to John Rueg electrical contractor, she refused a reward but accepted his offer to make some electrical repairs at her home without charge. SHOOT! Dell, Ark., Sat., Nov. 19th Beginning at 7 P.M. 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