The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 24, 1954 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 24, 1954
Page 10
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TON BLYTHEVILLK (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER. 24, 1948 Bulldog with a Cigar Indestructible Winnie-80 This Month Br TOM A. CULLEN NBA Special Correspondent LONDON — (NEA) — "With a cigar in its mouth, every baby looks like me," England's indestructible Sir Winston Churchill once commented on his own world- fumed baby facial features. ."I, of course, look like every baby," he ndded. But Sir Winston's features are also extremely mobile. According to Artist Graham Sutherland, commissioned by the combined Houses of Parliament to paint Prime Minister Churchill's 80th birthday portrait, every thought thnt passes through Sir Winston's mind is reflected in his face. Which will it be — statesman, •warrior, artist, wit — when the full-length portrait is unveiled at Churchill's 80th birthday party In Westminster Hnll on Nov. 30? The artist himself has some doubts, for Churchill himself was not adverse to giving Sutherland a hand with the brush during the sittings. And the world, too, may wonder which of the many Churchill! wiH be remembered longest. Bat for 60 million Britons there can b« no doubt. There Is only one Churchill, as far as they are concerned — the bulldog warrior, growling, chomping a cigar, his fat fingers held up In the Victory <lgn. This it the Churchill whose "fight them on the benches" speech could stir a nation to resist invasion, and yet, curiously enough, bring comfort to those who had suffered losses — so that "a thousand years from now, men will say, 'This was their finest hour,' " It was his finest hour, too, ami remembering, thousands of humble folk are expressing their gratitude by contributing to an 80lh Birthday Presentation Fund, which will be used for charily. Typical is this message enclosed with a shilling note: "A 71-year-old pensioner sends her mil* with a hundred thousand thanks for all Sir Winston has Slli WINSTON, TIIK INDESTRUCTIBLE: British newspaper cartoon, runctinu to Idea thnt Churchill seems to Brow ytmnKiT every year, portrays Prime Minister .10 years from now Ijouncing Cabinet Members Macmillnn, Eden and Butler as loo old. done." But the war yearn have receded, and now politicians are saying that having strutted his hour on-strme. Sir Winston should retire, make wuy for younger men of ability. Indeed, he Is likened to an actor who wcar.s out the audience's patience in fumbling for an exit cue. For taunts of this sorl Sir Winslon reserves his most withering nipler-llke. Not even the Turlra have been spared the ni/or eiiye of his tongue. After listening to n Tory minister's speech on foreign af- fnlrs, Sir Winston commented dryly: "I thought it was a very good speech It must have heen (jnod, | for II contained every platitude knoivn to miin wllli the possible exception of 'Prepare to mcci Thy scorn. Recently, picking up a copy d> nn( , , p|cnse n[ | Jllst your ,| rcss of the tabloid Daily Mirror In i c . nv | n([ u,is public convon- which the headline -Churchill Must ,,"r., ,. .. . , _i !.„ _i—,„ ..f n lenn, . Co" laced a cheesecake photo oi a bathing beauty. Sir Churchill cried: "Just look at il — on one side lechery, on Ihe other treachery." There is the growing legend that Churchill. Is indcstrucliblc. Like Cleopatra, age seems neither to wither him. nor custom lo stale his infinite variety. True, he depends upon o hearing aid, and his step Is not as firm as It once was, but his spirit Is still youthful and his wit SIR WINSTON AND YOUNGEST CHURCHILL: With his own 80lh birthday close at hand, the British Prime Minister smiles at the christening oi his well wrapped \ip youngest granddaughter, Cliarlottcc Clementine Soamcs, here held by her mother, the former Mary Churchill, while Capt. Christopher Soames looks on. Another Tory — a tall, gloomy colleague — he refers to as "that) Wuthcrlng Height." Churchill's work habits are awe- inspiring. Seldom retiring before midnight, he Is capable oi presiding at n morning Cabinet meeting, conferring with several .ministers in the afternoon and squeezing in an evening audience with the Queen at Buckingham Palace. Nor does he follow his doctor's advice to cut clown on spirits and tobacco. Oi the former, he says. "1 have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me." As for his cigar-smoking, "If I had not smoked so much I might have been bad-tempered at the wrong time." ' Vanity Is perhaps his outstanding weakness. Pew who saw him at the Coronation of Elizabeth II will forget the sight of Churchill decked out in the velvet robes and plumes of a Knight of the Garter. All but overlooked, however, was the by-play between Sir Winston j and a Boy Scout, who insisted on j holding an umbrella over the I prime minister as he walked from j Wctsminsler Abbey lo his carrlagt I In cioWnpouring rain. "Don'l hold that thing over me, son," he snapped Irritably, "I want to be seen." • • • As he flung himself into the car- ( riage, his Gaiter robes trailing be- ; hind him. Lady Churchill could be j heard admonishing, "Now then, dear, tuck in your pinny." Is Churcbill really indestructible? Has time played him a mad prank, making him grow younger Instead of older with each succeeding year? Political hopefuls whose progress he has , retarded sometimes get this impression. This nightmare of clocks in reverse, of time gone berserk, was captured by a British newspaper cartoonist. He showed Churchill in 1884, a rubicund, young man telling an enfeebled carpet-slippered Anthony Eden that he, Eden, must go — that he is "too old." "Winston," the cartoonist adds, "gives a half-promise that he will resign on reaching the age of 15." Whatever they think of him privately, all the notables — 2000 of them — will be there at Winston's birthday party. Labor MPs mixing with archbishops and peers. One of his most prized birthday gifts will be a "Book of Gratitude" signed by evory Member of Parliament from the Speaker on downwards. Bound in green morocco and with the Spencer-Churchill code of arms, the book will contain this passage from Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress." "you have been so faithful and so loving to us, you have fought so stoutly for us, you have been so hearty in the counselling of us that we shall never forget your favor toward us." The common people in Britain are hoping that Sir Winston will remember the words which follow further on in the text: "O that we might have thy company to our journey's end." (col), 18 hereby warned to appear| within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint o! the plaintiff. Johnny B. Jones. Dated this 9th day of November, 1954. SEAL GERALDINB LISTON, Clerk. By OPAL DOYLE, D. C. Ed B. Cook, Ally, for Pltf. Claude F. Cooper, Atty. Ad Litem. 11/10-17-24-12/1 "U. S. TREASURY DEPARTMENT. Office of District Director of Internal Revenue, Little Rock, Arkansas, November 10, 1954. The following described personal property, seized from Charles W. and Veronica S. Neubert, Batesville, Arkansas under warrants for dis- traint issued for the nonpayment i of assessed taxes due, will be sold at public auction as provided, in Section 3690 of the Internal Revenue Code, to be held at the 8, 1. Cohen Company, Highway 61 South, Blytheville, Arkansas, at 2:00 P.M. November 29, 1954: 1 Bucyrus-Erie Scraper Serial No. 78963 Olin S. Godwin, District Dl- reCt ° r '" 11/K4MT Read Courier News Classified AcU. Lnodi^ri Resinol Omtmcr.t-f.jJ relief lor ilchy. smarting irritation of HrveczHna ivy poison, chafing, simple ?»h lanolin oils and .often, dry skin as RMinol medication. **><"=• C« Rtsinol lot \ong-l»««ig comtrnt. WARNING ORDER IN THE CHANCERY COURT, CIIICKASAWBA DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS Johnny B. Jones (col.), Itf. P vs. No. 12,844 Zellie Jones (col.), Dfl. The defendant, Zellie Jones COLDS Relieve Suffering bet-Effectively with WICKS vVAPORUB LEVEE TAXES DELINQUENT December 1st Will Be In OSCEOLA — November 15th to 30th At Courthouse Mail your check, with exchange, or money order, without exchange, together with your tax statement to me at Box 358, Wilson, Ark. Emily P. Trammel COLLECTOR MEADS PRESENTS TOWERTOW Expertly Tailored For Men Who Demand quality and High Styl TWO TROUSER SUITS Nowhere will you find such quality clothing at such a low price. They're all fine worsteds and gabardines . . . and they're made by expert tailors featuring the last word in style. Come in. , . you'll be convinced of their outstanding value. 2 TROUSER SUIT Fine Wool Worsteds Regulars, Shorts & Longs Smart Fall Colors Guaranteed Fit MEAD'S IF ITS FOR A MAN MEAD'S WILL HAVE IT!

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