The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 13, 1953 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 13, 1953
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 1953 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.1 COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN ELIZABETH By Marion Crawford r»m» ft.*™ /. Mr «** cz****-^ s, i /TV,;jT;" Br . N ? l 5:. HA . L «w lN e e .- By MARION CRAWFORD , Palace as she went out to do her fie," she was good enough to say jjji ^t Former Governess to Her Majesty CHAPTER 7 Queen Elizabeth was planning her first home at the time when I was planning mine. I had been married just one month when I eat ^ ith my husband in Westminster andeaw the little girl I had 'watched growing to regal womanhood married to the man of her choice. Through all the pagenatry and music I thought of the truest meaning of a wedding—the making of a home. I remembered the Princess saying to me, as she looked up from a heap of patterns she was studying, "Do you think that the blue or the beige would, go better in this room?" She was speaking then of Sim- ninghill Park, which not.long after was to be burned to the ground. But we often spoke of my own little home, Nottingham Cottage, which was being got ready at the same time. Opposite the front door of that same cottage was the very door from which Prince Philip stepped out on his wedding morning. And from my window above I would often see also a figure cU-essed in gray, with a sort of nun's veil round her head. This v:as Princess Andrew of Greece, jfe-ord Mountbatien's sister, and the mother of Prince Philip. Sometimes I would pass her on the walks leading from Kensington shopping, and I would wish her a good morning. Most often she would smile an answeV, but soine- times, probably wrapped in thought, she would not seem to realize anything of her surroundings. The high cost of everything ap- Balled Princess Elizabeth when she was planning her home. She and Princess Margaret had been brought up to be careful with money. With goods too. In furnishing her home, Princess Elizabeth was able to draw on . stocks of material that her moth- | er, a careful buyer, had accumulated. Much of it had been bought before the war at the British Industries Pairs and other exhibitions. Nothing that comes to the Royal Family, by purcnase or gift, is ever wasted. Everything is labeled and put away, safe from moths and other dangers, and catalogues are kept of all the Royal possessions, so that when anything is needed it may be available at once. Princess Elizabeth would say to me, "Mummy says she has something that might do for this corner. That will save a little expense anyway." The Queen was kind to me in this way too. She allowed me to choose several pieces to take to my own first home. "Have anything you like, Craw- and I spent many delightful houi assessing, the merits of variou pieces of furniture in relation t my tiny rooms of the cottage. In the end I chose a tall com bined china cupboard and des and a mahogany table, among sev eral other things, and these be came the most admired pieces i my dining room. All through my Palace years when I was moving to and from London, Windsor, and occasionall Balmoral, I was constantly haun ed by a desire to have a place o my own; to be able to come dow to a kitchen where my cups wer laid out, .to find my cutlery stacke neatly in a drawer, to eat at m; own table. For years I collected things fo a home that did not yet exist, would search the antique shop in Church Street, Kensington, fo pieces of china and other article that appealed to me. To get bargain was a great thrill. It gave me a sense of achieve ment, a feeling that so man; pounds or shillings had been save 1 —forgetting that there had bee no real need to spend money a all. I surrounded myself with be longings .which gave me, even in the gloomy, impersonal recesses of Buckingham Palace, a feeling of having an individual private life. But I knew that a cupboard or two full of my own china wouk never take the place of a rea Queen Elizabeth's wedding procession moves past Admiralty Arch en route to Westminster Abbe?. automatic water-heaters give you tankful after tankfui of hot water for ...your family your dishes... your clothes Visit your friendly Natural Gas Appliance Dealer today. He'll be glad to help you choose the right size for your home. Kt- mcmbcr — Natural Gas water- heaters cost less to buy, install and run. They're dependable, safe, carefree. And Natural Gal is naturally better! times faster! "MEET CORLISS ARCHER"—ABC—Fridays. 8:30 p.m., Central Time Ark-Mo Power Co. Negro Porolee 'Borrowed'Clothes For Trip Home LITTLE HOCK W) — James R. Shaw, 25-year-old Negro convict, was all dressed up to leave Cummins Prison Farm Saturday on nai-olc. But before the convict biirelar 'could leave, prison (junrds discovered that the clothes he was weaving had been lifted from a fellow inmate's locker. Furthermore, the clothes contained the other inmate's billfold. State Parole Director W* P. Ball said today that SJiaw's parole was revoked on the spot. Twin Soldiers Get Twin Terms UUlUnUlLliU IICJC. The twins, 20-year-old Ronald and Reginald Kray, were accused of slugging their sergeant and going AWOL from the Royal Fusi- iipi-e ThM,- sentences were nine Hers. TheL months each. home. So I looked forward to my own, at the same time when Queen Elizabeth was planning hers. When I did eventually 'move into Nottingham Cottage I often changed the layout of the furniture in the rooms. In the middle of someihing; else I would suddenly get,up and say, "I think that little easy chair would look better on the right of the fireplace,"—and immediately go over and place it there. George, my husband, found this shard to understand, but smiled indulgently. (To Be Continued) Arkcmsons Ask Ike for Help on Table Rock Dam WASHINGTON W) _ An Arkansas delegation nsked President Eisenhower yesterday to help them BCt Congress to appropriate all or part of the 10.8 million dollars lie cm out of the budget for work on Table Rock Dam near the Missouri-Arkansas line. The item was included in the budget former President Truman sent to Congress lust year. It was one of many items later eliminated by the Eisenhower administration. Rep. Jim Trimble (D-Ark) said the president expressed interest in the project and said he would have the Budget Bureau recxamlne it to see if further funds are warranted at this time. Congress appropriated three million dollars last year to begin work on the White River power plant and dam. Trimble was accompanied to I he White House by Mayor J. E. Simpson of Berryville. Ark., and state Rep. F. A. Teague ot Berryville. Read Courier News Classified Ads. LITTIE LIZ— .,„.._ -_. . A man Is no geriHeman if he plants more garden than rils wife can hoe. CNEA« Crocodiles Are Disappearing SYDNEY OT—Professional crocodile shooters may desert Australia's Northern Territory after this fear. Shooters and hide apents say that crocodiles are becoming scarcer In all rivers within reasonable distance of Darwin Only four shooters are going out this year, although the price oi hides has risen by 20 per cent. Shooters say there are still plenty of crocodiles In outback rivers, but not In numbers large enough to cover the heavy expenses of hunting. The number of crocodiles has been steadily decreasing since before the war. but nt a faster rate since the war They take a long time to grow. Buffalo shooters, too. are complaining that their industry is fad- ins out. Service Tax PHOENIX, Ariz, an — The Ark zona supreme court has been asked to keep the state tax commission from collecting a recent- >ly proposed tax on personal services under which doctors, dentists and beauticians would be required to pay a 2 per cent tax on receipts from their patients and customers. Read Courier News Classified Ads. Mellow as Moonlight SMOQTHEDBY NATURE TO THE PEAK OF OLD-FASH'N GOODNESS CASCADE .. . and only CASCADE, gives you the light. sm&Ma richness of the George A. Dickcl 1870 formula! KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON GIO A DIUH. MSIIUINC (O.WAHY, lOUIiVIUi, KENIUCKt • 16 PIOOI • IBIS WHISKY IS < W4IS ( "From the. lift and iigor of (he. grain" DeWitt, Arkansas Girl Wins 1,000 Lion Oil Scholarship 14 Arkansas Boys and Girls, 1 Texas Boy, Win Cash Awards in Zone "A" An unusually active DeWitt High School Senior has been named winner of the $1,000 Lion Oil Scholarship Contest just, completed. She is Jo Hamel Garot, beautiful 17-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Garot, who operate a farm near DeWitt. Jo plans to use her scholarship to study English Literature at Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri. The scholarship is one of three awarded in the final Lion Oil Student Essay Contest of the current school year. Forty-five other high school students and their teacher- sponsors in three zones will each receive $25 merit awards for outstanding entries on "How Every Citizen Can Help Improve Education." Since the Lion Scholarship Program began three years ago, 636 prizes worth $65,000 have been awarded to Southern students and teachers. This is one way in which Lion shows faith in the future of the South. 15 Merit Award Winners—Zone "A Jl STUDENT 5CHOOI CALVIN DOWNS NorpMit Hi»h, Norphl.l JIMMIE BLANCHE FITZGERALD Forl Smith S,. Hiati, fort Smith ANN HOWARD HOUSTON HOP. Ilish, Hop. LEAMAN WILLIAMS FHppin High, Fllppln LOU BEECHAM fort Smith Sr. Hiflh, Fort Smith ELIZABETH ANN BEDNAR Holy Angili Atatltmy, Jon«ibor« GLORIA BUNCH Moro School, Horo PAUL D. SURGE Cav« City Hi0h,'Co«« Cily CONRAD J. GUNTHE'R BIB»IOW msh, Bi».io« COLIEEN SUE HOOTEN New Edinburg High, N«w Edinburg SHIRLEY McDUFFIE Eud°«i Hi B k, EuJo.a BURYL RED llllle Eock.Sr. High, Llllle Pock SUSANNE VICK Enolond High, England DAMELL mVERTON Vloyono High, llo/ono BYRON LIND5EY Hooki High, HooH, T«/oi TEACHER-SPONSOR Mr!. Dudlny Huikobea Mn. Fannie B. Tlrey Mrs. Joe Amour Loil Powell Ha«l Preuon Siller Mary Eymard, OSB Mrs. A. H. Diggs Mil. W. S. Kendall Mrs. Ruby Hosier Anila Knowles Moitc-Ho V/oii Mrs. Josephine. Foloclf Mary ,G. Hunter Mrs. Arlton Rogers Mrs. Jack Hill Winner a Real Lender ... Not only Is Jo Carol an outstanding student—$h» is also an active member of almost a score of school, church, and social organizations. Respected and popular, she has twice been chosen delegate to the Arkansas Association of Student Councils; and last year was named delegate to the National Convocation of Christian Youth. Her chief ambition is to become a good homemaker. Teacher-Sponsor Wins $200, Too! Misg Pauline Rucks, Jo's teacher-sponsor received $200 in cash for encouraging tha Zone "A" Major Award Winner. Miss Rucks, English teacher and Librarian, will use her cash award to complete work for her Master's degree in Library Science at Texas State College for Women. She also plans to enter any future Lion ..essay contests for teachers. Both she and Asst. Supt. Orville Roberts agree that the Lion Oil Scholarship Program is a wonderful thing for the South. Why The Scholarship Fund Was Established Tennessee, Mississippi Girls also Win $1,000 Awards Sarah Ann , Shahan, 15, is a junior at Tullahoma Senior High School, .„, Tullahoma.Tcnn. . , Sarah's interests include literature, music, cooking, and sports. She hasn't yet selected the college she will attend, hut she plans to become a teacher on completion of her studies. Wanda Sweatt, 17, is a senior at Clarksdale High School, Clarksdale, Miss. Wanda is active in her . church, as well as in many extra curricular school projects. The $1,000 Lion Oil Scholarship will enable her to attend Mississippi Delta Stale Teacher's College at Cleveland. Lion is part-and-parcel of the. South, employing more than 2,600 persons, with an annual payroll of more than, $12,000,000. Lion Oil manufactures more than sixty petroleum products which keep the wheels of Southern industry, transportation and agriculture spinning. Lion's nitrogen fertilizers' enrich the soil of Southern farms . . . help Southern farmers produce more and bettor crops. The Scholarship Fund is Lion Oil Company's way of saying, "We believe in the South ... are eager to assist it* sons and daughters . .. our good neighbors. We're proud to be 'Home Folks— Good Neighbors'"! thi'lRcs fif the, 'context: Dr. J. W. Hull, pri-sirlrnl; Mr. Guy Anhfortl; and Mr, A. J. Fritz; all of Arkansas Polytechnic College, RasaellvUle, Arkansas. Last Contest of Current School Year With the announcement of the winners of this final contest, the folks at Lion OH Co. extend their sincere thanks and appreciation to the thousands of Southern students, teachers and educators who participated in and made possible the success of the 1952-53 scholarship program. Enjoy a half hour of music and fun on "Sunday Down South" every Sunday 5:30-0:00 P. M. over the Lion radio nelwork. LION OIL EL DORADO COMPANY ARKANSAS

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