The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 18, 1953 · Page 12
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 18, 1953
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PAGE TWELVE BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER N£WI MONDAY, MAY 18, ELIZABETH^ By Marion Crawford ftmtt Gevtnm It Htr Mtfeat? tie SMCC9 \t£ i " T •» C—^^^•fc""^ DIITKIBU' .. Chapter 11 Friends often ask me how things are arranged at Buckingham Palace. Is there someone for every job that has to be done? Indeed there is. One day Princess Elizabeth came to me very worried because phe had been kept awake iiiost of the night by the scraping and scratching of a mouse. "I'll send for the Vermin Man," I said. "Oh, Crawfie, do you have to? Couldn't we just catch it ourselves," she said, "and let it loose in the garden? I'm sure it doesn't mean any harm." I am not afraid of mice. But I did not welcome the prospect of spending half the night on my knees coaxing a mouse into a bair and then smuggling it out into the garden. "I think we'd better get expert advice," I said. "He knows how to do it better than we do." The Lord Chamberlain's Office publishes a little book stamped with the Crown entitled, "Office; and. Addresses of Their Majesties' Households and Officers of State and other Royal Households." It is known in the Palace as the Green Book, and contains, as it says, the names and addresses of all who work in or are connected with the Royal houses. It Is a useful volume, because one can turn in a second to the appropriate person to solve any problem. There in the front is a list of the Cabinet, followed by a list of Ministers not in the Cabinet. Then conies a detailed list of the Royal Household, starting off In alphabetical order with the Aides lie Camp, First.and Principal Naval —though to keepers of the King's Archives, Resident Factor at Balmoral, Clerk of the Closet. Equerries. Extra Equerries, Gentlemen Ushers, and so on for 72 pages But there are several people who attend the Household whose names do not figure in the Green Book. The Vermin Man is one. Like most old buildings with many cupboards and corridor:, mtNTlOB HAUL. IMC. KIBUTXD §T »«» • «»»'« Buckingham Palace is on constant guard against mice. If you thought you had heard one, all you had to do was summon the Vermin Man and he would undertake to rid your room of the pest. I told the footman that .we wanted lessee the Vermin Man and would he please ask him to come to Princess Elizabeth's rooms. At 2::30 exactly there came a knock on the door and the man appeared, carrying his tools In a large bag. He Inspected the floorboards and wainscot and said he saw definite evidence of a mouse being there. Then he brought out his traps and asked the Princess Which she preferred. One was the kind with a spring clip which is released when the mouse tries to get the piece of cheese it carries as bait. The other was what he called the T»eacle Trap. It was built on i piece of wood about a foot square covered with a sticky mess The Trooping of the Colors ceremony at Buckingham Palace. There is a man for every job at the Royal Talace, even one to catch mice. Climbers Near Everest's Top KATMANDU, Nepal (IP}— Reports reaching here today said a British team of mountain climbers has begun its final assault on unconquered Mt. Everest. The try for the top of the 29,000-toot peak began under good weather conditions the report said. The team headed by Col. John Hunt has established its base camp at a 27,000-fc>ot saddle on the world's highest peak. of glue - like substance surrounding a little platform on which was some food flavored with aniseed. Apparently aniseed is as irresistible to mice as it is to dogs. The mouse is lured by the smell," the man explained. "It tries to get to the aniseed, and Is caught in the treacle." "What happens after that?" asked Princess Elizabeth. 'It is trapped and dies through exuastlon in trying to get away," the man said. I saw the Princess shudder and knew that the thought of the little ireature fighting for his life would torture her. 'I'll have the other sort," she said, without comrrfent. It is hard for a sensitive person whose feelings are a barometer upon which other people's hard- luck stories play to keep their sympathetic approach. Mothers would often write to Princess Elizabeth appealing to her to get their softs out of jail. 'He has so little and you have BO much. ..." And occasionally would come graver appeals to her to save a man sentenced to death. Always these letters would grieve her deeply. She would try to understand why people committed crimes', and even when that was beyond her comprehension, still keep her sympathy for them. "They don't know what they're doing," she would say. "No one could really kill another human aeing if he was in his right mind." It distressed her that "there was nothing she could do to help these troubled mothers. All such letters were passed to the Home Office. But no on? who wrote to her, whatever the request, had the let- er cast aside. 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New Orleans. Thirty passengers and active-man crew escaped injury yesterday when a dlesel engine and mail car. overturned about 10 miles north of here after derailing. The six-car train Riley's 'Wife' Is Honeymooning BEVEBLY HILLS, Calif. (JF) — Honeymooning today are actress Marjorle Reynolds, 35, and John M. Haffen, also 35. an assistant film editor at Republic studio, Miss Reynolds plays the wife of William Bendlx on the "Life of Rlley' 'television show. She and Haffen Were married yesterday at the Beverly Hills Community Presbyterian Church. It was Miss Reynolds second marriage and Haffen's third. was en route to Little Rock, Ark. A Missouri Pacific official here attributed the second derailment to a roadbed that had been weakened by 6 inches of rain since Friday. Another Body Is Unearthed In 'Murder Flat' LONDON (/Pi— Scotland Yard men toiling until dawn today, dug up the body of a pretty, 20-year-old housewife slain four years ago in London's Infamous Notting Hil! "Murder Mill." Home Office pathologist Keith Simpson stood by as detectives raised the coffin, of Mrs. Beryl Evans and her 14-month-old daughter from a grave in a fog-cloaked West London cemetery. Simpson was to examine the bodies later. The woman's husband, Timothy Evans, was convicted of strangling his wife and daughter and went to Castw/tie* WASHINGTON W>— The Defens* Department today Identified 39 Korean War casualties In a new list (No. 814) that reported 9 killed, 22 wounded and 8 captured. the gallows in 1950. At his trial, Evans repudiated an earlier confession and tried to pin the blame on John Christie, 55- year-old trucking clerk now charged i with strangling four women whose bodies were found in the same house • two months ago. ; Christie, a chief prosecution wit- i ness at Evans' trial, denied the ac- j cusations and was exonerated by i the court. ', The exhumation was demanded j by Christies present defense attor V 4 | neys. 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