The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 6, 1953 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 6, 1953
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PAGE TWO BLYTHEVJZLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, MAT t, IffN ELIZABETH By Marion Crawford fn-mrr Gmrnni it Htr Majtslj CHAPTER 1 My story starts on the evening of Nov. 14. 1948, a Sunday. My husband, whose name Is George, and I were awaiting an important announcement while listening to the radio at our home in Nottingham Cottage, Kensington. Suddenly the telephone rang. Before I picked up the receiver, I had an Idea what the news would be. I told George to turn down the music on the radio. Mr. Baiter, the Buckingham Palace telephone operator, was on the line and in a clear, cultured voice, he said: "Madam, Sir Oermot Kavanagh would like to speak to you." A moment later I heard the voice of Sir Oermot, who is the Royal Equerry, In charge of all the Royal horses and motor cars. Unlike Mr. Baker, he did not speak in an evenly modulated voice. He was exuberant: "Crawfie. I wanted you to be the' first outside the palace to know. It's a boy!" This was about 20 minutes past nine. Soon a bulletin would be winging around the world, but for the moment George and I shared the privilege of being among ihe first to know. "You're relieved?" my husband asked. He was always quick to sense my mood. "Don't be absurd," I said. "I always knew that Princess Eliza- beth would do everything perfectly. I have never known her to fall at anything Important." I think I spoke with authority. For some n years I had been governess to the two little princesses, Elizabeth and Margaret Rose. I have a box full of remembrances — letters, Chrlstrhas cards, little keepsakes of all kinds. Princess Elizabeth called it my "treasure chest." I cannot think of any more apt description for what it now contains. It moved with me from 145 Pic| ndilly on that fateful day when the | two little Princesses and I followed in the wake of the Crystal Coach which was taking the King and Queen to their new home In Buckingham Palace. There my box stood on the window sill of my room, In plain view, outlined against the net curtain, of passersby on Constitution Hill. And finally the box moved with me from my little Grace and Favour house In Kensington Palace, granted to me for life by Ills Majesty King George VI when I married and retired from the Royal Service, to this calm house where I now live and find some of the tranquillity denied me in the turmoil of Royal life in London. This box, now at the end of its journey, tells me What I told George: Queen Elizabeth will never fall at anything Important. L. INC. TRIaiUTIO •» NIA SIRVICI Just as I was one of the first to hear the actual news of the birth of Prince Charles, I wos among the first to know months before that a Royal baby was on Its way. One afternoon I was sitting down to ten In my rooms In Buckingham Palace when there came A gentle knock at the door and Princess Elizabeth put her head In. Princess Elizabeth's visits were seldom a surprise to me. Long be, fore her knock came at the door, 11 would hear her familiar footsteps outside. In my many years at the Palace I had become an experienced mood-gauger. Usually a certain un-Royal thump-thump of feet down the passage would warn me that the Princess had some good news to pass on. For example, my I door would burst open and a very flushed and excited Princess would sweep in. "Oh. Crawfie." she would Bay "Guess what? Papa's hnrse won again today." Or a similar bit of news. But this day, despite her quietness, I knew that she had bigger news than horse racing. While 1 waited for It I Invited her to have some tea. "No. thank you. Crawfie," she said In the odd little voice that meant she was nervous or excited. She crossed the room quietly and gazed out of the window. There was something about her LUXORA NEWS By MRS. G. C. DRIVE* Junior-Senior Bantuet Held , as cowgirls serving as waitresses The annual Luxora High School I added authenic frontier taste to the Junior-Senior Banquet and dance 1 occasion. David To»lcs ana Nora was held Friday night at the school cafeteria, with members of the two classes, high sciiool faculty members, and Mrs. T. L. Stanford and Mrs. O .C. Driver, Jr.. attending. Howard Clark, Junior class president, served as toastmaster for the event, theme (or which was "Under Western Skies." Ranch-style decorations and spring greenery, cowboy favors, and tenth grade girls dressed Mentioning "the old pram," Queen Elizabeth revealed to her household that a royal heir WM especled. This baby carriage, shown with Prince Charles (rlfht) aha »•»» used bj the Queen durinf her own babyhood. At left, the same pram holds the Queen'i younfer lister, Prlnceu Margaret Rose. Makes Food Selection Easy! Freezer Chest at Bottom! 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She chose her words carefully, still not looking at me. "I'm having the old pram brought out." I went to her side quickly and put my arms around her. "I'm FO happy for you, darling," I said. Then we kissed and wept a little. It seemed hard for me to believe what she was telling me. The birth of » Royal baby, especially when he is in direct line to the Throne, Is an affair of state; but, of course, It Is also very much of a private affair. When the child is "expected," the waiting world must be told. From that moment, months before the birth, the baby Is news, and he will be news all his life. The fierce light of publicity will be a burden hard to bear, as no one knows better than his mother, who must share her own joy with all the world. For Princess Elizabeth there was only a little time — a few precious weeks — when she could nurse and enjoy her secret. We who were close lo her knew, of course, before the first speculative hints appeared In the neWs- papers. (To Be Continued) Ann Jackson of the Junior cla'ss, and Ray Tate and Dixie Howard of the senior class gave theme talks, and Mr. Vcrnon James, high school principal, talked on "The Lonesome Trail." Dancing was enjoyed following the banciuet, mltlst a fenced-off corral. Mrs. Bowen Thompson, Junior class sponsor, was chaperoning hostess. Mrs. Stanford Entertains Mrs T. L. Stanford entertained 25 parents and friends of her music poplls. Mary Ann Ellis, Sandra Thweatt, Brenda Long, and Carolyn Smith, at an afternoon tea. at her home Thorsday, Luxorans Entertained Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Rozelle, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Bowen, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Stevens. Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Driver, and Mr. and Mrs. I. M. Castlio were honor guests at a dinner bridge Saturday night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Bowen In Wilson. Mrs. Driver and Mr. Rozelle were prize winners in the games following dinner. College Student Honored Miss Christine Johnson daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Johnson, and a sophomore at Arkansas State Teachers College, Conway, has been elected as president of the Home Economics Club for the forthcoming year. Miss Johnson has been elected chaplain of her sorority, Alpha Sigma Alha. Personals Edward Stanford, University of Mississippi student, and his houseguest, Miss Betty Jo Crosthwait of Memphis, -were weekend guests of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Stanford. The Rev. j. E, Riherd. pastor of (he First Baptist Church, left Monday morning by automobile for Houston, Texas, where he will attend the Southern Baptist Convention there this week. Paul H. Wilson, naval purser of CIRCUS STAU—Carmen Campa (above) will be among the entertainers to apear here Friday when the Diano Bros. Circus presents two* performances on North Highway 61 under auspices of the Blythevllle Junior Chamber of Commerce. A circus parade will begin about noon Friday. NOTICK OF ACCOUNTS OF EXECUTORS AND ADMINISTKATOKS FILED Notice is hereby given that during the month of April, 1953 the following accounts of Executors anci Administrators have been filed fur settlement and confirmation in the Probate court for the Chickasawba District of Mississippi County. Arkansas and that such accounts with the Port of Houston, Texas, was a weekend visitor of his mother, Mrs. W. L. Wilson, and sister. Mrs. Bowen Thompson, and family. their mpective filing data tr* M follows: No. illM. Estate of Clarenct R. David, deceased. Final setlement of Essie Nell David filed April 25, 1953. No. 2139. Estate of William Argil Gilllam, deceased. Final letlwnent of Alice G. GeseU filed April 30,1953. All persona Interested In the settlement of any of the above estates are warned to file exceptions theieto if any have they on or before the sixtieth day following the filing of the respective account falling which they will be barred forever from excepting to the accounts. Witness my hand and seal as such Clerk of said Court on this the 2 day of May, 1953.. Elizabeth Blythe Parker, County •& Probate Clerk By Felton Miles, D. C. NOTICE OF NEW ESTATES ON WHICH ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN COMMENCED Notice is hereby given that the following Is a list of estates upon which Letters Testamentary or of Administration were granted during the month of April, 1953 with the date of the granting of the letters and the name and address of the executor or administrator: No. 2153. Estate of Robert E. Tucker, deceased. Letters Testamentary Issued to G. O. & Austin E. Yingllng, ixecuton, Scatty, March 24, 1«H. No. 1177. Eitnte of Mn. Will* Ana Travli, deceaMd. Ltttwi TMUmea> tary Issued to Thula B«ll Trarli Walpole, 117 W. Cherry, BlythfvUlt, Arkansas on April 1,ISM. No. 2178. Estate of H. U Byan, d«ceased. Letters .Testamentary tMU«4 to Pelt By&rs, 1501 W. Chickanw- ba, Blythevllle, Arkaiuu OB April 11, 1953. No. 2178. Estate of MM Bell* M. Wood, deceased. Letteri Testamentary issued to Prank O. Douglas, Blythevllle, Arkansas on April 23, 1953. No. 2180. Estate of Paul D. Foster, deceased. Letters Testamentary Issued to Iva Francis Evers Foster, 1140 Main, Blythevllle, Arkansas on April 23, 1953. Witness my hand and seal »s such Clerk this the 2 day of May 1953. Elizabeth Blythe Parker, County it Probate Clerk By Felton Miles, D.C. 11 I . Why icrnch >nd Itrhinn »un«rhop«ii»iy' lltnillU Find hippy relief " »4 jo m«ny others. of Dry do — ul * * Dmh ~i °* •»• / ]„,, m.JiOlcd f RESINOL, the L>7/>m.3 popuUrointmem uUCiUCl »<•""""" FOR SALE One "H" Farmali Tractor and one "M" Farm- all Tractor. Both have cultivators. Very reasonably priced. ED SIMMONS Phone 33W1-7 or 312, Osceold * really When you go Ford V-8 you get this fine car power without paying a premium! What kind of engines are you finding in more and mbre of America's finest cars? Yes, V-8 engines. 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