The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 7, 1953 · Page 1
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 1

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 7, 1953
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PAfE TWO M.E ( ARK.) COURIER THURSDAY, MAT T, DeGualle a Lone Figure After Dissolving Party By CHARLES LANE PARIS <AP) — Gen. Charles De Gaulle once more was a lone flg- u« on the sidelines of French public life today as he scuttled his ultra, conservative political party after its shellacking in recent local elections. The tall- 63-year-old hero of World War II announced last night that his followers—most important, M deputies in the National Assembly—could continue any political motions they wished, but under their own names only. He emphasized that officially the Onulllst RPP—tlie Rally of the French People—was no longer a political party. Instead, he said, he would return to his original crusade for the "regeneration" of Prance. The RPF now becomes an "advance guard for regrouping the people to change the regime." The Imerence was obvious—De Qiulle, apparently, still hoped that eventually the French would set fed up with their multitude of parties .and frequent changes of government and would turn to him ns the "strong man." It was not yet known how the M still-faithful Oaullist deputies Bow would line up in the complicated French political picture. The general—up to now the hope of the lar righlr-advised his followers to move left and think more about social problems. Returned to Isolation 8 After Issuing his statement to the press, De Gaulle returned to his usual isolation at his villa at Colombey-les-Deux-E g 1 i s e s, 180 miles cast of Paris. His friends said he .would ts.Uk with the heads of Jill political particH and oven- timlly make n new announcement as to his intentions. The pencral, who never has bothered to hide his distaste for politics, evidently became completely fed up after his poor showing in the April 2G municipal elections. In the big cities that Sunday, the RPF drew only 10.6 per cent of the vote. In 1947, when the party was still in swaddling clothes, they racked up 25.8 per cent. An j analysis of the runoff vote in smaller towns last Sunday has not yet been made but the trend was expected to continue. The RPF was the largest single party in parliament until fi revolt j within the faction laat summer. I The autocratic De Gaulle refused 1.0 make the concessions required (o form the only kind of cabinet —& coalition—that can rule the politics. PLAYING FOOTSIE-Com- paring shoe sizes with this 18- lool statue in what was once Mussolini Stadium in Rome, this youngster Is dwarfed by the statue of an athlete. 92 Per Cent of Funkley's Population, All 23 of Them, Make New York Visit NEW YORK I*)—The village of Funkiey, Minn.—92 per cent of It, anyhow—Is in the city of New York. N. Y., to take a few well- earned civic bows. This Is because of what Funkiey did with old bed sheets. Virtually the entire population of Funkiey—23,of a village-wide total of 26 (not counting Blackle, a dog, and Skunky, a cat)—arrived yesterday as honored guests of the American Cancer Society. Only two villagers, an old-timer and a young man (plus Skunky), stayed at home to take care of things, and keep vandals (Including rats) from taking over the town's nine buildings. All the other residents (Blackle too) were here «s » tribute tor the Job village ladies did In making cancer dressings out of old bed sheets. They will help launch a drive lor more such dressings. Village Constable Vernon Stransky, who said there hasn't been one bit of police work (or him to do all year, allowed that Funkiey is Just about as peaceful and law- abiding town as you could find. "There Is just nothing there," he said, "to get a person In trouble." The populace will see a big league bail game, appear on radio and television, and go sightsing nmong othr things, during their five days here. FOUR FLATTENERS—His car adapted with special rollers, gardener W. J. Lester goes to work on a lawn In Rockford, 111. After driving to his work on conventional wheels, Lester jacks up the auto and replaces the tires with four rollers. When the lob's finished be puts on the tires and drives borne. Boys Took Long Way to Game BINGHAMTON, N. Y. W-Tm all right, Dad — I'm In the Hrnlr* jail." So telephoned one of tour Blng. haraton boys who started for the ball park and found themselvei on a flat car headed west at 80 mllei an l)our. The four, aged 8 to 14, found th« freight train halted at a crossing on their route to the park. They decided to climb over It—and th« train started. It's first stop: Corning, (SO milei away. The quartet caught an automobile ride back to Elmira, whern pollen persuaded the boys to wait at headquarters for their parents. Hint to Motorists If an automobile motor becomes overheated causing the water in the cooling system to boil, the radiator cap should not be removed until the heat has subsided. Many motorists have been badly scalded in this manner. This Mayor Not Dead Weight AUBURN, N. Y.'MV-Tlie city is rnnking money on Mayor Robert A Nelson. He auctioneered tit a sale of used city equipment nnd vehicles and tmide more money for the city In one hour than he is patd in two years. Nelson coaxed $1,511 from used- car nnd scrap dealers. His snlnry is $^0 n year. Just finish this sentence in 15 words or /ess: "I switched to DrPepper because..." INTER GRtAT 4th ANNUAL DrPepper Contest Now! READ EASY RULSS INTIR TODAY OTHER BIG PRIZES! INTER AS MANY TIMES AS YOU WISH1 Here's your chance lo win $5,000.00 cash toward the home of your dreams, plus a bonus of IS 1,000.00 for your home furnishings. (If your home is mortgaged you may use prize money to pay it off!) In 15 words or less just finish, this lenience: "I switched to Dr. Peppcb because ..." For example, you might write: "I •witched to Dr. Pepper because I prefer its can't-be-copied flavor." Enter as many times as you wish. Use a «eparatc entry blank each time, and be «ure you include a Dr. Pepper bottle cap or facsimile for each word in the com- pleie semence. Enlry blanks at Dr. Pepper dealers everywhere. Treat yourself to the delicious "Wake Up" flavor of Dr. Pepper and enter this exciting contest today. The more you drink Dr. Pepper... the more you'll like it) % TON FRIGIDAIRI AIR CONDITIONIRS DEIUXI [/I BOY'S OR GIRL'S COLSON IICYCklS Instead of drinking the same o/of thing. .. Wake Upyourlaste with DrPepper BIG MONEY FOR YOUR OLD FURNITURE! TMDi>m SALE at WADE'S ONION $ SUITE No. 1 5-PIECE SUITE Priced at 98.50 20 Trade-In Allowance! Pay Only $2 a Week SUITE NO. 2 5-PIECE SUITE Priced at 79.50 DINETTES In Three Different Styles SUITE NO. 3 5-PIECE SUITE Priced at 64.50 Trade-In Allowance! Pay Only 1.75 a Week Trade-In Allowance! Pay Only 1.50 a Week Hot Point Appliances-Only 10% Down-/2 Years to Pay WADE FURNITURE CO. "Trade with Wade & Save" - • / Blytheville 122 W. Main

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