The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 17, 1955 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, November 17, 1955
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, NOTEMBER IT, 19BI Visual Handicaps a Part Of Many Reading Problems EDITOR'S NOTE — The writer, covering the Institute on Readlnr lor The Associated I'ress. Rot Into the awing ol th!ng« hlmaeK and received a severe shock. Following U hit account of what he McCarran Law Gets Court Test WASHINGTON '.•?'» -The five-year old McCarran interim! .security law, j designed to control .subversive organizations, fared its first Supreme Court test u>vUiy m an appeal by the U.S. Communist party. PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It runs out I'm not a very good reader. For one kind of read- inff that is — probably the most useful kind. . From years of editing press copy, I'm pretty fair at detailed reading, hunting for misspelled words and misplaced commas. ; And, from years of glancing at publicity handouts, to "see if this is anything we want." I'm pretty good at quickly grasping general content. It's the in-between kind of reading that throws me—rapid reading lor detailed content, like studying or reading a serious magazine article, the kind most people do the most of. Reading Clinic To get a better idea of what the Institute on Reading being held here this week is about. I asked Dr Emmett A. Belts if he'd test my reading ability. Dr. Belts is director of the Belts Reading Clinic at nearby Haverford. Pa., which is sponsoring the institute. Dr Belts shitted his corn cob pipe to the other side of his mouth and said he'd br glad to. »' "First," he said, "we'll check your vision." He whipped out a gadget something like a flashlight, held it about 18 inches from my face and moved it toward my nose. li Tell me when you see two lights," he said. I told him. "Hmm," he said in the tone of voice the dentist uses when he is about to tell you all the uppers have to come out. ••Now'" he said, covering my right eye, "follow the light with your left eye." . He moved the light in a circle about a foot in diameter and I tracked it diligently. We repeated the performance wiih the right eye and Dr. Betts hmmed again. Visual Handicap "I hate to have to tell you this," he said, "but you have a visual handicap. No defect in your eyes. you understand, but you just don't use them properly. Like walking. Some people use their feet properly. Some don't. Some use their eyes properly. Some don't. You don't." Dr Bells explained that I should have seen only one light was about two inches from my nose It doubled up for me at about five. The left eye tracked the light smoothly, but the right moved in Jumps and starts. A further test proved that I am "right-eyed." That is. my right eye controls the motion ol both eyes. Unable to control itself properly, it doesn't control the left properly either. That was why the light doubled too soon. The result of this is that my e"es don't take in whole phrases and lines of print at a time. Sometimes I miss part of a line and have to go back. All this slows me down. Dr. Belts said recent findings indicate a majority of schoolchildren rnay suffer from this handicap. He handed me u reprint of a magazine article marked "Rending Time: 3 Minutes." A really expert reader, he said would read and comprehend it in two minutes; the average businessman .should read it in three; a very poor reader would take five. It took me almost four minutes. Dr. Betts named a vision therapist near Washington, my regular station, and recommended that I see him as soon as I get home. I'm going to. Good Reason PHOENIX. Ariz, -'.fl—An escapee from the Arizona State Hospital was picked up and returned to cus- today at the mental institution. Police asked him why he escaped. He replied, with admirable sanity: "I wanted to." Coffee Caper , BROAOUS. Mont. '.PI—When Mr> Marvin Adams discovered that her new auto was on fire she grabbed a thermos bottle of coffee to extinguish the flames. Her efforts salvaged a camera and spare tire. SAVE UP TO 40% on Auto Insuranct IT a«p to hmr ftir STATI FARM FRED T. KATLIFF 1111 Spntn Ph. 1-MM Ark. HOLLAND NEWS By Mrs. Ed Hampton. Jr In a quiet ceremony at Hernando. Myrtle Scott Is at Mr. and Mrs. Miss., Saturday, James D. Lester| Voris Workman's where she makes was married to Patricia Cross of; her home ' puppet of the Soviet Union. Similar orders are pending against a number of other allowedly Communistic-! Unless the law is struck down, the party said, it will be outlawed find "lhe liberties of countless non-Communists imperiled." The MeCuiTiin Act, pa^ed in 1950 over President Truman's veto, seij up the procedure under which the i party has been ordered to list its > officers and members with the Justice Department and to give a financial, accounting. Defending the law, the Justice Department contended it was di- Six members of the Pheban Class nun at the Baptist church Thursday night fori Uieir monthly busi- ncU and social meeting. An officers clinic was conducted by Mrs John Thweatl. Hostesses uv:v Mrs. Gerald Chafin and Mrs. Thtt'eau. Eleven members of the Baptist Women's Missionary Union met ai the church for a, Royal Service program Monday. Mrs. Jack McKinley presided over '.ne business .session. Reports were given by Mrs. Walter Wood and Mrs. James Riherd. Mrs. Rl- herd also had charge of the progr.m: Tiio-e assisting were Mrs. Glen Haddock, Mrs. McKinley, Mrs. Howard Clark, Mrs. Wood, Mrs. Paul Hayes. Mrs. 0. How ton. Mrs.;'and Mrs. Jack Hill. with Mrs. Inez Permenter presiding. Mrs. Hemby introduced * group of home economic girls and in turn they presented a style show, showing garments they had m»de In class. The glee club presented several numbers and a piano solo was presented by Eddie Riherd. Inspirational thoughts and the president's message were given by the Kev. James Riherd, * Mrs. Thomas introduced W. P. Ellis, who gave a talk on "Is H Well With the Child in the School." Miss Halstead's first grade and the seventh grade were room count winners. Junior and Senior class mothers were hostesses in the social hour. Mrs. Harold Permenter and chil-, dren visited her parents. Mr. and j Mrs. Lee Warrington of Lepanto | Sunday. • | J „ Mrs. Pan! Hayes and children; | fisited Mr.- and Mrs. Harry Me- i Ginnis in Reiser Sunday. ; Mrs. W. B. Skeen is spending 10 i days with h«r brother, Kd Stewart, at Armorel. The Rev. and Mrs. James Riherd, Mrs E. C. Skeen, Mrs. 0. Howlon and Mrs. Jack McKinley attended the Mississippi County W. M. U. meeting at Kciser Friday. Mrs. James Riherd. Mrs. Jack McKinley. Mrs. 0. How ton. Mrs. E. C. Skeen and Mrs. Paul Hayes attended the district W. M. U. meeting in Jonesboro Friday. Mrs. C. S. Scott and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Graham of Memphis visited Mrs. Bessie Denton last weekend. Mr. and Mrs. Wordy Minor and family visited relatives in Amory. Miss., last weekend. Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Bogan hav« returned home from a visit wiUi Mrs Bogau's niece, Mrs. Edward Surralt, and Mr. Surratt in Selma, Tenn. Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy McRM and children of Memphis were visitor*, of her mother, Mrs. Cella Williams, Saturday. Mrs G. W. Stanford and Mr. and Mrs Willie Howard are visiting relatives in Lexington, Tenn. Tossed Cato The "Wednesday of th« Cats" was started by Baldwin III, Count of Flanders, as a day on which cats were hurled from towers to ward off evil. 1? with winter white trim. Mr. Lester, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Lester, attended Eureka High School in St. Louis where he was an outstanding student of music. Enlisting in the military service, he received medical] th year andj V Former residents Mr and Mrs: a 2 ~1 decision by the U.S. Court of j Dohm Rogers of Sikeston were'Appeals here that the law is valid.; ' ~ The government asked that this rie-! cision be affirmed and that an order i by the Subversive Activities Control i O f | Board requiring the party to register Saturday-Sunday visitors at . and Mrs. Reed Rogers and friends discharge earlier thi, has lately been employed with General Motors, Chevrolet division, in St. Louis where the couple will reside. here. In Hickman. Ky., the first week. Mr. and Mrs. Herman were at the latter.'s sister's. Mrs. Jim Hollis and Mr. Hollis be sustained. Ice, the solid form of water, i: s. Harvey Permenter -was hos- :o 13 members of the Woman's -ty of Christian Service of the oclist Church at her home 'iiiy afternoon. V.i'?. Logan Rozelle, president, opened the meeting with prayer. The devotional was given by Mrs. Sue Brown. Afic-r ; meeting the pro- cr:im "Women and the Church Through the Centuries," was given by Mi^ Florence Rush, chairman, iiX-i.-ted by Mrs. H. W. Spann. Mrs. Slit 1 Brown and Mrs. W. Brantley. The meeting was closed with praver by Mrs. Walter Lynch. Special Thanksgiving -worship service is being planned at the Methodist Church /or 6 p. m day where the church wil der devotional music alonj the preaching service. After a week with his parents,| lighter than water. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Booker. *'*• ' - . Mon- 1 ren: with For his eleventh birthday, Mrs. Freddie Collins entertained her son Johnny and his friends with an indoor-outdoor party. Girls and boys came with birthday greetings and gifts to make the day a happy ori for him. . A handsomely decorated rake. was cut by Johnny and served with scoops of ice cream and soft drinks. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Billy Branch Saturday at Turner's Clinic in Steele, a son, yet unnamed, weighing 7 and one half pounds. This is the Branch's fourth child. Friday night is school carnival night at Holland where entertainment includes Hula dancers and carnival barkers, midwny revelry and merriment. King and queen coronations will climax the event. Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Moon, of Camarillo, Calif., who arrived here last w r eek for a vacation with relatives, have purchased the Jardon Clothiers owned by Mr. nnd Mrs. A. W. Jordan of Steele. The new business will- be known as Evalyn's Fashion Shop, Mr. and Mrs, Moon are making their home for the present with her parents, Mr and Mrs Noble Capehart, of Caruthersvil.Ie Little Karen Lester, daughter ol Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Lester, accompanied her mother to Jonesboro Saturday, where she received an examination and treatment for : 'i injured leg nerve. Karen, polio Victim several years ago, walks without the aid of brnee or crutches, since surgery o year ago. Mr. and Mrs R. E. L. Smith have spent the past week with their daughter in Nnshville ,'Sunday visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Claude Lutes nnd son Billy were Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Reid of Blytheville and Mr. and Mrs Landon Mathis of Steele. Billy recently lost hid right Ictf. resulting from Airman Jerry Booker returned Sunday to Whitemon Air Force Base at Sedalia, Mo. He returned recently to the United States after two months in Lakenheath, England. Memphis guests this week of Mrs. Nannie Porter and son Culton are Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Porter and Mrs Janet Kinkade. Mrs. George Martin shows marked improvement after an illness of several months. She remains under the care of her physician. Week-end house guests of the Lawrence Lesters were St. Louisiana Mr. and Mrs; Leon Ashby. Mrs. Martha Lester. Jim Lester, and Joyce and Eleanor Meyer, and for Sunday dinner they were joined by Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ashby ol Blytheville and Kenneth and Johnny Collins. Mrs. Cecil Mae Little and daughter June and daughter TAON . ghter June are moving this ,week to Sikeston to make their permanent home. W. D. Pruitt Is 111 at his daughter's, Mrs. Oleata Waldrop, with whom he makes his home. Visiting here Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Troy Farris of Mobile. Ala. were at the Cardinal Smiths. Mrs. Farris was formerly Talitha Smith. Accompanying the Farris were Mr. and Mrs. ^Leo VerHer who were guests at Mr. and Mrs. Ray Ver- riers of Steele. , , the vapor form, is heavier because | both trap air in the change. shooting ion is fair. . accident. His condit- Alter a visit with Mrs. Margaret Bader in Canithcrsville, Mrs. Stevenson's Son Backs His Dad HONOLULU W»—Army Pvt. Barden Stevenson says of his father Adlai's bid for the Democratic presidential nomination: "I think he's by far the finest candidate and I'm solidly behind him." Borden's tune was different last August when he predicted his father would run but expressed hope he wouldn't because "I'd rather not see father go through that ordenl." Borden explained his change of mind: "N.o\v that he's running I've completely revised my thinking." It is generally stated that King Jchn signed the Magna Chartn at Runnymede. June 15, 1215. Ar.tu ally, it was not signed at all, but it was sealed. ucma... MRS. JO BAY INSTIU'CTOR IN TAP • BALLET • ACROBATICS BATON TWIRLING FOR CHILDREN AGE 6 YEARS AND UP Mrs. Bay has over 5 years experience in her own danre studios at Carulhersvllle and Kenneti, Missouri. Here is the opportunity to enroll your child for only 56.00 A month. HALSELL'S SCHOOL OF DANCING FOX TROT — WALTZ — JITTERBUG RUMBA — TANGO — SAMBA — MAMBO Owned & Operated by Roy E. Halscll 209 S W. Main FlUM 1-6J91 HAMBURGERS For your protection, our Hamburger Pa Mies lire prepared and delivered frozen hy a nationally known government inspected meat packing plant. A warm well-seasoned bun enhances the wholesome delkiousness of this pure hamburger. KREAM KASTLE Walnut & DJTlalon Phone 3-8051 DRIVE-IN Young Adult Class of the Training U;::on of First Baptist Church was eiueriained with a tacky party at the church Tuesday night. The Luxora Parent-Teacher Association met Wednesday afternoon RADIATOR WORK • Boiled Out • Repaired • Flo Tested • Re-cored ALL WORK GUARANTEED GROVER 7 S RADIATOR WORKS 508 Cl. Lake Ave. Ph. 3-«96I FREE With SHIBLEY'S BEST Flour At Your Favorite Grocer'* BUY GET FREE 50 Ibs. Shibley's Beit 8 Ibs. Lard 25 Ibs. Shibley's Best 5 Ibs. Sugar at your dealer prite Try o Texaco Service Station First? We Can Supply You with the Finest TEXACO HEATING OIL We deliver anywhere in Mississippi County BOB LOGAN "YOUR TEXACO MAN" Blytheville Phone 3-3391 Joiner Phone 2421 Don't let it all slip through your fingers! A message of importance for you I T you're an iverage American, chances are that even with th« present cost of living, you're making more money than yo« ever did before in your life. That's wonderful. But if you're wise, you'll handle that income with carel Treasury Secretary Humphrey said (on June 24, 1955), "We believe at this time of great prosperity that all of us — Government, business, and individuals alike — should exercise self-restraint in the use of public and private credit and the accumulation of debt." It's easy —and human —to gel "money-happy" when there's plenty coming in. To spend just a little more freely than you should, to get just a little more deeply in debt than is prudent. Actually, now is an ideal opportunity to save! Now, while your real income is high, you can lay the foundation of your security through sensible saving and wise investment. As little ai $18.75 a month invested in U. S. Savings Bonds, will give you a cash backlog of $1,182.60 in just 5 years. If you can, and will, save as much as $75.00 a month, for 19 years and 8 months, you will have a total, including interest, of $31,784.00. Which gives you a guaranteed monthly income of 1134.68 for 19 year« and 8 months more. Your savings are taft in Savings Bonds. Your principal i« lecure against market fluctuations. And you're guaranteed an average interest of 3% per year, compounded »emiannu»lly, when Boadi are held to maturity. You can invest in Bonds easily where you bank or through the Payroll Saving* Plan where you work. But ttart nov>\ Every day you wait eostf you money you can never get back! New it rfx ffm* to buy wiwry, *av« MmAfy, - ami in U. $. Saving* knotl fft* W. t. 0ffWf1MIM( .JoM M* fqr ff tfti xfortMu. Tin frMiirr tifmlmml (bub, ' Tht Bljthfvill* Courier News

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