The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 22, 1953 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 22, 1953
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 1953 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIVE' OSCEOLA NEWS £y &Uy. We Starr • * * * * * * * # Morrow Found What He Sought by Corning to Osceo/a ''The three most important factors in a man's life are his family, home and friends," according to husky Bob Morrow, the fellow with a million-dollar smile and a warm hand clasp. "With those three attributes, everything else it takes to make a full and useful life will make a beaten path to your front door," he continued. Bob is the busiest one man in town, but never too busy to take part in everything for the good of Osceola. Since arriving here Feb. 22, 1949, he has played an important part , in the goings on in this community. Bob's motto is, "to have a friend, be a friend," and that's what he &oes on in social life or in business. "The first thing that impressed me when I came here," Bob said, "was the way people waved at me when they passed by. At first I wondered if it was a habit or if they really knew me but I soon became convinced it was a gesture of friendliness. "Another thing I thought strange when I first came here," he continued; "was that everybody called one another by their first name. Being born and reared in Missouri, we didn't do things that way, but now, after being here for four years, when anybody calls me mister. I worry about it," he smiled. "There are still some here I know pretty - well but don't know their last name." Asked what impressed him most with Mississippi County, Bob replied, "The gigantic operation of farms astounded me. Where I came from, and it was a farming section, if a farmer had two tractors, he was considered a well-to-do farmer. He drove one of them and the son drove the other. Very few outside workers are hired." BOB, WHO attended the University of Missouri, majored in agriculture and aded that the farmers in this section showed work closer to the Extension service and the University agriculture school. He said, that due to the remarkable progress in ditching in this section, he sees irrigation being the number one projeot and "nothing could be simpler," he continued, "where farmers can put down their own wells and pipe the water in from the Mississippi River. Farming hasn't been too good around here for the past two years but that's nothing to worry about in this rich farming area. Those lean years are meant to be and there's nothing we can do about it and certainly worrying over it doesn't brighten the prospects for the year ahead,' 'he said. "Farming has always been and always will be, the back-bone of industry and what better place than Mississippi County can you find?" Bob was born on a farm near Barnett. Mo., the oldest of three boys. He learned the farming game . . . Bob Morrow . . . family, home, friends . . . I was pretty small at that time for athletics but when I came tc Osceola and saw how small some o! the players were here, I guess I wasn't so small after all. Coming from farming center, boys were really big," he added. After graduating from Barnett High Schol in 1931, Bob had saved enough money to go to tha university the following year. 'The bank in my home town failed and all the money I had saved for a college education was lost. We didn't have it so easy after that as my parents' life savings wenl like mine did, but I managed to work my way through college for two years. "Having to help my family, I had to give up my ambition of being a coach and get out and go to work. My first job was in my home town, with the Missouri Farmers Association. I was made manager of the grain elevator. Athletics was still in my system and I thought I'd work that year and go back to the university but it didn't pan out as I planned. "THAT YEAR, we three brothers organized a softball team and won the championship for three straight years. The job I held in my home town wns the smallest volume of Thanksgiving Day. She finished out the term and retired to start a family. "There's an old saying," continued Bob, "that school teachers are usually just that and nothing else. My wife had never cooked a meal in her life. I had come from a big family and living on a farm where food was plentiful it cli^n't occur to me that all girls weren't natural born cooks and house keepers. "An old Negro couple lived in our j alley and my wife would call in the old woman to show her how to prepare our meals. I weighed 165 pounds when we married and weigh j 210 now so I couldn't convince anybody if I tried that my wife wasn't on expert cook," smiled Bob. "Our daughter, Anna Beth, was born in 1937, so my wife really had a lot to learn in our first year of married life, I was transferred five times, each move being a promotion," continued Bob. "In 1946, we moved to e Columbia, Mo., not for me to take up where I had left at the University, however. I was.put in charge of forty offices for Mis- I sonri Farming Association*. "THIS KEPT ME on the road so much that I was lucky if I got to be with my family once a month In 1948, I took over the oil division as supervisor In the educational and organization end of it. It seemed that with every promotion 1 got with the association it kept me away from my family more and more. "I yearned to be settled down where I could take an active part in the'community life and not feel like a stranger when I came home to see my family. Jobs like that are not for family men," continued Bob ,'and every time I came home I realized It more and more. "In.,the fall of 1948, the president of the St. Louis Bank for Cooperatives was asked to recommend a man to come to Osceola and take over the management of Home Oil Co. The president called me at my home and asked me if I would come here until they could find someone permanent. He felt like I had too good a job to give up. My wife's mother was very ill at that time and I had to refuse the offer. The following February, Charlie Low- and also Mr. Hardy (bank president) who said he wasn't taking no for an answer. 'On Feb. 22, I came down to Osceola and met with the board. I was to come down on Mar. 1, but my wife's mother died and our son Phillip was born. I came on Mar. 15. When I went up to look the situ- tion over, I wondered why I gave up my job with MPA. The equipment was run down, the truck: ooked as though they should have jeen turned into the scrap drive sut my job was to improve the situation and I feel quite proud of my accomplishments," Bob said. STARR GAZING Everything that God put on this earth was good, but folks meddling with them soured a lot of things. If good men were only better, I wonder if th bad. e wicked would be so There are two species of the old fashion forget-me-nots .One type grows in a marshy place while the other type grows in a dry, hilly pbice. All flower gardens long ago were filled with the dainty little blue flower but, I'll bet you'd have to go a long way to find them in gardens now. The Italian equivalent of 7 Santa jlaus is a legendary figure of an old woman called "Befana." early in life When he was four j ^^ dQne the ^ ^ it ^.L°1 C '..'; " '?. ± ™ " lade a was,a job and I tould live at, home. cvipwle lor life cutting wood. "There wasn't much I could do at that early age except ; ;n ^i - rands but I soon grew into helping with the chores. I had to," acided Bob, "with two brothers younger than I, I was made to feel like a boy lots older. I had two older sisters and they could help our mother, but farm families where I came from look to the sons in the family to grow into the profession and there is where athletes are usually found. * * * "WE THREE BOYS played everything in school from mumble-peg to football." Bob lettered in football, basketball, baseball and track in his four years of high school. His life's ambition at that time was to be an athletic instructor. In his junior year ,he cut his foot on .a corn cutter while working on the farm and as Bob said, it seemed -like every player on the basketball team aimed at his foot instead of the goal. His mother worried over him for fear he'd lose his foot and Boh kept telling her they couldn't get along without him. "What boys won't .tell," added Bob, "to get to play ball." "By the time my foot healed, something really happened to stop me from playing for a while. I fractured my neck and there's no way to play basketball with your neck in a cast or I would have gone right on." in his junior year, Bob also played semi-pro baseball. "I thought job "And besides," Bob said, "a young school teacher came to my home town and became engaged to one of the young blades in town, who was on our ball team and was a pretty good old boy — but I didn't think he was the type to be dating a young girl as steady as he was doing — so when I heard they were engaged, I mustered up courage to ask her for a date and on that very first date, I proceeded to point out all of the boy's bad traits and emphasized all of my good ones," smiled Bob. "It did the trick; he added, "we were married on GAS Installation 1M" Black Pipe Ft. 25c 1" Black Pipe Ft, 19c »'," Black Pipe Ft. He "i" Black Pipe Ft. Uc >i" Galvanized PTpe .. .Ft. life V Galvanized Pipe Ft. 17c GALV. & BLACK FITTINGS List Less 50% 1 % Gas Stop S2.05 1" Gas Slop Sl.flS ••Si" Gas Stop 51.37 !$" Gas Slop SI.16 ORSBURN SUPPLY Ifltfi W. Main I>h. 320S entertainment At Its Best" WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY ^^ 20th Century-Fo* prmntj ^_ ^_ ^_ _ IB DestinotionGQBI I ^r— tHHSSS I »RICHMDWRK -DON TAYLOR ^ RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. WED-THURS The Big Carnival' Kirk Douglas Jan Sterling FRIDAY „ "THE THIEF Ray Milland - Rita Gam NEW MANILA, ARK. "Your Community Center" By Refrigeration Air Conditioned Matinees Sat. & Sun. Phone 58 WED - THURS FRIDAY "TARGET HONG KONG" Richard Denning Nancy Gales "The seven employes have increased to fourteen and the business has tripled for four years, ;hat's not bad. I believe one of the biggest assets to our business is the friend- ness we all share with one another. We all work together and it's important that we all know the fam- Mes of each employe. We have a mtane oil stove, cooking utensils, tables and chairs in our plant. Every so often, we have a fish fry fried chicken dinner at the plant and the families of all who vork together are special guests. "The men do the fish and chicken frying and their wives bring the covered dishes , and there is no better feeling of friendship than or us all to sit down and eat a neal together. "At Christmas time, the company ;ives a big party which bas grown, o big we have to have the turkey n a restaurant which is followed ly a Christmas tree and gift ex- hange. These are all the things I dreamed about when I had a traveling job," continued Bob. "The loyalty between the employer /and the employees is indisputable evidence of why our business is a success. Bob said. "This is the thing I looked for all my life, he continued. "Since coming to Osceola I have had good offers to go elsewhere but to be happy and satisfied beats all the big jobs in the world. We all fell in love with Osceola from the very start and immediately bought a home here so we feel like our tap roots arc well established and \ve are proud to claim Osceola as our home." • * * Bob is a Rotarian and is on the board of directors. He Is the newly elected vice-president. One of the things he's most interested in is the Boy Scout movement. He is district chairman for this council and is now making plans for the district camporee at Walcott State Park, : whore he will take all the troops' in this area for a two-day camping trip, leaving here Friday. In July, he is hoping to attend The writer. Pearl Buck, in real life is Mrs. Richard J. Walsh. She now 61 years old. Her parents were missionaries in China, and she spent years as teacher and missionary there. She was born in Hillsboro, W. Va., and attended Randolph Macon Woman's College. Her first husband was John Lossing Buck. The .sad thing in her life was that she had an imbecile child. It has been said that childhood shows the man, as morning shows the day. Hesperus, in Greek mythology. was god of Evening Star. His daughter, Hesperia, was mother ol Hesperides. who in classical mytli- "ology were the three nymphs, daughters of Hesperia and Atlas, who had care over the golden apples given by Hera to Zeus at their marriage. The garden where the three nymphs lived, supposedly,, has been placed near Mt. Atlas in North Africa. of being drowned. The first soda fountain patenl was issued to Evert anrt Dxiity ol Ohio on Apr. 24, 1833, long before the Civil War was thought about, and when sarsapurillri w;is popular, The old timers drank .'-arsuparilln for medicinal purposes, "Best .spring tonic ever was," so my grandma said, The first book by an American author was "Alcuin," published 1798. Kit. Cm-son, the rural mail carrier of all times, carried the first mail from the west to the east 150 years ago to be exact. Man is a pliable animal, a being who gets accustomed to everything Dionysius the Elripr once wild, "Let thy speech be better than silence — or be silent." • There are two types of families in the world have much and "Spring Warning" Step very carefully lest you tread Upon some velvet violet's head That careles'ly lifts its lovely face To glorify an iU-chosen place. —Gwyndolyn Smith Chewing tobacco has almost become a lost art. Guess the old timers who indulged have lost, their teeth and their youngers are too lazy. I can remember when it wasn't safe for a lady to pnss where a bunch of men hung out, for fear have-little. This doesn't necessarily mean the amount of wealth or lack of wealth one has. There nre things in this world far more important than silver and gold. You're an old timer if you remember when Eclmond Hoy!t> was considered an authority on card games. His "Short on Whist," made the phrase, "according to Hoyle," a standard of exact procedure. One of his "Twenty-four Ruls for Learners" was, "when in doubt, win (he trick." Wonder what ne'd think of Goren's point system! HP'S bepn dead 184 years but he is still considered granddaddy of card rules. the National Jamboree In California. A ( bus will be chartered to Inks the boys who can go from this district and he says the trip, which is a wonderful experience for any boy, will cost, $225. Families of boys who are scouts, should make any sacrifice for their son to make the trip, he said. This amount covers everything from the time the boy gets on the bus until his return. Bob is a director on. the Red Cross , board in South Mississippi County and is on the board of directors of the Osceola Chamber of Commerce. Last year, when Arkansas State Anhydrous Ammonia Association was organized, he served as its first president nnd is one of of the directors on the board for the association this year. When asked if he had found happiness and contentment since coming to Osceola, Bob borrowed the translation of the Greek Word, "Eureka," when he replied, "I have found it." Silhouettes, a profile shadow or the outline of a person or object, became popular in Paris in 1750. Its name is associated with Etienne de Silhouette, a former minister of finance In France. It's funny how some people excel in something in which the other fellow fails. Therefore when you say a fellow is a failure, probably he didn't get the chance to do the things he was best fitted for The fellow who is a success is the fellow who got a break. Check on this. On t/ie Socia/ Sic/e... 50 Club Meets The formal opening of the Pine Room in the 50 Club was celebrated Saturday when the members and their guests gathered for a buffet supper followed by a dance. The new addition to the club is paneled in knotty pine nnd furnished in maple. For the affair Saturday night, tropical plants and spring flowers filled the built-in flower box. which extends the full length of the room. Fantasy tulips in shades of purple and rose were placet! at intervals throughout the club, Bridge Club Meets Mrs. Harold Ohlendorf was hostess to her week end bridge club Friday afternoon. Mrs. May Young and Mrs. Owen Massie played with the club. Mrs. Bob Kcnclrick won high score and Mrs. Massie won second. Arrangements of colorful iris and other spring flowers were us the floral decorations. The hostess served a dessert course. To Speak In Missouri The Rev. Chalmers Henderson will fill speaking engagements next week at Lindemvood College in St. Charles, Mo., and Westminster Col- Miracle Cushion Holds False Teeth Tight and Firm Eases lege In Fulton, Mo. In his absence, Kenneth Silvey. ministerial student from Southwestern College in Memphis will fill the pulpit Sunday morning. Personals Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Florida spent several days during [he week In Memphis. Among Osceolans who attended the slyle show and tea in West Memphis Thursday were Mrs. W. O, Frazier, Mrs. W. V. Alexander, Mrs. Zeke Pollard. Mrs. Bruce Colbert, i Mrs. Charlie Lowrance, Mrs. Reba j Davidson, Mrs.. Mclvin Speck, Mrs. Jack Uzxolle. Mrs. Godfrey White, Mrs. A. j. Florida, Mrs. Sam Williams, Mrs. O. E. Massengill, Mrs. Jettie Driver, Mrs. Jack Wilson. Sue Wilson and Mrs. W. C. Mason. Mrs. Mason and Sue Wilson were models. The affair, held in West Memphis Hich School, was sponsored by the "20 Club." a charity organization composed of 20 women. MOX In West Biytheville Show Starts Weekdays 7 :00 Sat. Sun 1 :00 Always A Double Feature LAST TIMES TQNITE Double Feature Snug Denture Cushions nre n triumph of science, a sensational new plastic re-lining that ge(3 rid of the annoyance and irritation of looee, bnclly fitting falso teeth. Snug eases sore, irritated gurus due to loose fitting dentures. 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