The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 23, 1955 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 23, 1955
Page 7
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBKR 23, 1055 An Old Tradition: BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN Gettysburg Can Take Fame Without too Muck Fussing ISy DOUGLAS LAHSEN N1-;A Staff Correspondent GETTYSBURG, Pa. — iNHA) — Citizens of. this historic Civil War battlefield (own arc professionals at handing visitors. That's tht: key to their reaction at tuving tiie President of the United Si.ues and the functions of the White Hou;;e thrust upon them. Practically every one of the? more ilinn 7,000 residents i.s dependent in some degree on the revenue from the 70,000 sightseers who come here annually. This permits them to take the pi-pscnco oi the 100 or so newsman Lin:i o:!:er members of the officia' While Hou^o party in ensy stride It mukcs citizens of Gettysburg less starry-eyed about national a 1 .- t pntion and more candid about some of the Inconveniences of this historical event. "It's a real honor for the city, all right," says Dave Garfinkle who has lived here 25 years and owns [he largest photo supply score. WEAVER: No rubbernecking around. GARFIXKLE: No reason for handsprings. "But it's no cause to turn handsprings in the square and those merchants who think that it's the Alaskan gold-rush are in for a disappointment." Drive over to see J. Walter Cole-' man. Superintendent of the Gettysburg National Military Park. "I've been here 14 years and the i President's presence is probably the most important thins that has • happened during: that time," says Coleman. "But don't forget that > we've also been receiving every dis-j tinguished visitor to the U. S, from j Winston Churchill to Emperor Hailej Selassie for some time too. And all; the big names in the U. S. A. have! als.0 been here." Official reaction is expressed by the mayor, or burgess, William G Weaver: "We're deeply honored and will do everything possible as a community to make him comfortable in order to speed the President's recovery." He and other town leaders have dropped the word to all citizens i that they should give the Eisen-1 BARTLETT: More men traffic duty. hower family maximum privacy. That includes no rubbernecking around the farm or ganging up on them in public places. Ed Bowers, oj, a native who spends his time chatting with cronies around the square, says "the President being in our town is the most wonderful thing there is." Paul Reaver, who owns a farm close to that of the President keeps a sharp eye on the road past his house LO wave to Ike when he drives by. The President usually waves back. But Reaver is not overjoyed about the brand new gravel rond connecting Ike's farm with the highway, which was hastily built. It cut his drainage tiles and will probably cause a flood in his front yard after big rains. "On top of that tney graded it wrong- and will have to tear it up and do it over again," he complains. Construction of this road also forced Mrs. Rmh Swope to close her gift shop and hot riog stand temporarily, sending her out of town on a vacation. She told friends before she left that she wasn't! upset because she knew the President's presence would make up lor her lost business next spring. Two persons especially interested In Ike's stay here are Mr. and Mrs. Allen Redding. They've retired and live in town now, but they sold the farm to the Eisenhowers and lived on it most of their,lives. Mamie invited Mrs. Redding back to see the reconstructed house last summer and Mrs. Redding thinks they did a wonderful job of improving the place. Gettysburg Police Chief Jack Bartlett, a former state policeman who has held this job for eight years, admits Ike's presence adds to the chores of his force. He has six regular policemen and plans to add another. They are aided by five extras who get paid by the hour. The whole force has put in a lot of overtime recently. "When the President attends church, or such things as his arrival, and when he drives to the of-* fice in the Post Office downtown it means extra men on traffic duty," he explains. "But we don't mind at all." Jack has no responsibility for policing Ike's farm because it is out of the city in Cumberland township State police and Secret Service men share that duty, However, Gettysburg Fire • Chief Don McSherry—with his all-volunteer force—does have Ike's farm in his jurisdiction They've made 'a couple of dry runs out there in four minutes. There was talk of having a special alarm line to the fire house but that idea was given up. Instead, the arrangement is to have the farm call the local telephone switchboard and say the words, "fire on Ike's farm." The operator will quickly alert the members of the volunteer force. For a town of its size, Don proudly reports, he has the best equipment possible. It includlcs an iron lung, three pumpers and a big fast ambulance. "This new responsibility has been a real morale booster for all of us," Don says. ADVANCING SCOUTS - These young ladies recently participated in investiture services of Girl Scout Troop 17, which is led by Mrs. R. J. Worlund, Mrs. Darrell Lunsford and Miss Darlene Feinberg. They are (first row) Diane Halsell. Eva Marie Thornton, Kay Riggs, Joyce Pulkerson, Sharon Swindle, Patricia McLeod; (second row) Kay Roach, Patricia Calvert, Sarah Penney, Joan Anne Malorie, Susan Mizzell. Gwen Halford; (back row) Marti Cuadra, Polly Abbott, Joanne Hughey, Donna Day, Judy Worlund. (Courier News Photo) Burma to Import Cultured Pearls TOKYO Ifl — Japan, birthplace and home of the cultured pearl, will soon begin importing about 10,000 of them from Burma. The Ministry of International Trade and Industry yesterday an- In addition to its lightness and resilience, cork is almost impervious to gases and liquids. McSHERKY: A real booster for morale. No Beer So Crisp, So Clean-Cut To The Taste! '56 Ford Triple Economy Trucks 1. More Power 2. New Driverized Cabs. 3. New Capacity This 118 inch wheel base '56 Ford Pick-Up that just arrived is the year's Greatest Truck VaJue! There Will Never Be a Better Time Than Now . . . BUY! See it at the PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. 300 Broadway Phone 3-4453 Yours For Holiday Cheer Brighten Your Holiday Feast Serve Wine We have the most complete selection of fine wines in town. From 97e to $3.19 per fifth Rhine Claret Burgundy Sou tern* Cream Sherry Rose Cocktail Sherry Niersteiner Liebfraumilch ujou find the j-inest at FOSTER'S LIQUOR STORE Across from Hotel Noble Phone 2-2868 LP A NEW ADDITION TO OUR SERVICE FOR THIS COMMUNITY DELTA PROPANE CO. 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