The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 11, 1956 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 11, 1956
Page 9
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL IT, 195« BI.YTHEVn.LE (AKK.) COTOIEH NEWS PAGE TTTVE STARR GAZING By BEIT YE NtLLt MAttft CMrt*r New* Staff Uar Today mirks several • hlstorl events .that happened In these United States. Congress proclaimed hostilities with Great Britain on this date in 1783. On this date In I860 Auraria Denver, Colo., became'just plain o!e Denver, Colo. On this dale in 1865, Abe Lincoln made his las public speech. He addressed throng celebrating the end of the Civil War. Three days later he was assassinated. On April 12, President Roosevel will have been dead eleven years My how time flies, saith the oh lady. Did you know. I'm sure you re member (?) that Pennsylvania was the first state to authorize an ag riculture college, which incidental ly was on April 13, 1854. This is also the birthdate of Thomas Jef ferson. Andrew Carnegie established his Hero Fund on April 15, 1904. A anc M College of Texas was authorizec on April 17, 1871. Ben Franklin died at the age of 84 on April 17, 1790. Names of towns always fascinate me. There is a good example 01 odd names from the state of Kentucky, for instance, the state can boast of the following towns: "Beauty," with & population 01 220; "Chevrolet," "Crummies. 1 "Fishtrap," ''Fancy Farm,' "Cranks," "Lookout," "Traveler's Rest," population ill, which proves the- travelers rest and then, their way; "Relief," "Stamping Ground," "Wildcat," "Tip Top," "Mossy Bottom." All of these, and many more, too numerous to' mention. Of course Arkansas Is full of odd names, too, tell you about some of them Uter. Don't want to overdo this thing. Maybe you think Lloyd's of London is a regular insurance company, but it isn't. It's a business organization that was incorporated in 1871. It originated in 1688 In A fathering: of merchants who stopped in »t Lloyd's Coffee Shop in Tower Street, London, — for shall we say, coffe« breaks. The association is made up of members and subscribers and the government of the corporation is delegated to a committee. Subscribers pay an annual fee but are not permitted a voice in the management of affairs. Members are divided. Into two classes, underwriters and non-underwriters. As an example of its unusual risks, Lloyd's~will gamble, and I use the word loosely, on anything from a corn on grandpa "s big toe to a love- match. My Papa recently made a very firm and almost convincing statement. He said, and I quote, "A dog can't trot in my yard for the flowers and trees." This statement came on the eve of my ordering a Hop a Crab and a double-flowering Betchel Crab and of course, as the papers say about what the bride's mother wore, I've got to have a WHITE flowering peach 'for "Accent." I'll find room for them, if I have to dig up a few red buds, of which I have too t^ny. Like getting a start of Bermuda grass, there ain't no stopping 'em. You've heard of some folks being all thumbs. You're looking at a gal who is all GREEN-THUMBS. Old man Emerson had this to say in his, "Translations." "He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare. And he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere." So see, you ain't no different from anybody else. There is no love sincerer than the love of food. This is what I tell 'em at the bridge table? "Who dares nothing, need hope for nothing." Therefore I bid my head off. Don't kid yourself. Gray hair Is the sign of age, not wisdom. Habits are at first cobwebs, then cables. in the sky, are best relived by the in thes ky, are best relieved by the letting of water. Crying, that is! Rivarol, shame on you. Friendship to some people Is only a reciprocal conciliation of interests, and an exchange of good offices. It is a species of commerce out of which self-love always expects to gain something either in money affairs or to reach a higher rung on the proverbial "social lad' der" and when either or both of these are obtained, friendship begins to cool down. Woman Robbed Enroute to Bank FORT SMITH. Ark. (/P>—A young man robbed Mrs. Martha Roberts of $745 she was taking to the bank in her automobile here Monday. Mrs. Roberts said she slowed for a turn, at the same time Looking for a parking place near the bank. The right door opened and the man slid into' the car seat behide her. He was armed with a pistol. The man forced Mr*. Roberts to drlv* into an aJley, had her stop the car, took the money which was n a deposit bag on the car seat and left after telling her to drive on. Mrs. Roberto operates a grocery and service itation. MICHIGAN'S ELEVATIONS Before the general use of currency and bank notes, military warrants, horses, cows, oxen, cowbells,, acres of land, and even whisky, were used as mediums of exchange in the United States. POST HASTENER—You'll appreciate this mailbox innovation if you've ever tried opening a mailbox when your arms were loaded with packages. This .mailbox at the Washington, D.C. airport features a foot nedai. You just step an the ievet underneath the box and the lid comes down. If the idea proves wor while, more pedal-opener boxes will be considered. Auto Insurance Firm Refunds $36,000 in State LITTLE ROCK iffl — More than $36,000 in auto collision insurance premium overcharges has been refunded to Arkansas policy holders, said state Insurance Commissioner Harvey Combs here yesterday. The refunds were made by Serv ice Fire Insurance Co., a subsidiary of Universal CIT, a finance com pany, Combs said. Combs several months ago or dered the insurance company tc poll its 25,000 Arkansas policy hold era to determine the number possible overcharges. Combs estimated that 70 per cen of the policy holders paid highe rates than necessary and that the total refund figure would be abou $100,000. Overcharges resulted when cli ents were placed in a higher brack et than was justified, Combs said. Hawaii produces about 70 pe cent of the world's processed pine apple. •Handy Your OM Wondtr Worker . . "Natural Ga» li Naturally CLEANER" All Ihis "while spare" . .. jusl to remind you how clean vnur home will stay when you use Natural OHS. Natural Gas for Heating ... for Air Conditioning . . . for Cooking ... for Water Heating. Ark-Mo Power Co. Coffelt Files For State Post LITTLE ROCK WI — Kenneth C. Coffelt of Little Rock, who announced several months ago that he would seek the Democratic nomination for sftite attorney general, yesterday paid his $600 filing fee. He filed his party loyalty and anti-corrupt practices pledges earlier. Atty. Gen. Tom Gentry has not NAACP Seeks Way to Fight Ban b Louisiana Court NEW ORLEANS I* - Attorneys (or the National Association (or the Advancement of Colored People yesterday sought new legal methods to combat a state Supreme Court ruling upholding a ban on the group's activities in Louisiana. Ally. Gen. Fred. S; LeBlanc and state attorney Sargent Pitcher both applauded the ruling Monday and said It paved the way (or the state indicated whether he -will seek a third term nomination. Other candidates for attorney general are Harve Thorn of Little Rock, Bruce Bennett of El Dorado and Tom Kennon of Mountain Home. to ask for t permanent Injunction against the Negro Organiiatlon. The law under which the state (iled the suit several weeks ago was passed in 1924 as a weapon against the Ku Klux Klan. The law required all organizations to file yearly membership lists with the secretary o( state. The NAACP said publication o( such lists would expose Its members to possible intimidation or economic, pressures and also claimed the law had not been enforced with the regard to other groups. All seven Supreme Court Justices concurred in the brie( ruling which stated simply that the NAACP's writs asking the court to set the district court'i Injttctlon aside were re(used. NAACP chie( state counsel A. P. Tureaud said he wanted to study the legal aspects o( the ruling and would not comment on the decision. Read Courier News Classified Ads. SUBMARINE'S RADIO Water Is a very effective ah- siirber of radio waves and i tub* marine that Is completely submerged cannot send or receive them. However, It can do so if the periscope, to which the radio antenna is attached, is above thu water's surface. A good man to know and do business with! M«ftf your Af/jfato fnJUfwnc* Company Mgmntl As * thoroughly trained, state-licensed auto insurance man, he really knows his business. You can always count on him for the sound, expert advice and fast, friendly service you need. As a representative of Allstate, he offers you low rates and other advantages that add up to the really better value you'd expect from the company founded by Scars. You can't buy better auto insurance—why pay more? Get acquainted with him soon. He's a mighty good man to know and do business with. 0. Wayne Lewis 717 E. Walnut St. BIytheville, Ark. Ph. PO 3-3159 You'r* In good hondl with.. ALLSTATE 4HB* ^Hl» IHftUIANCI B O H P A N V STOCK CO Found**! by *••!•• Anil and lloblliliot dminci and teporo loll corporation Founded by S»ari, tovbuck and Co. with atuti > from th« parent company. Horn* oflitu StolU, Illlnoii, NEW G-E PACKAGED AIR CONDITIONER FASTENS TO CEILINQ f Space «t a premium in your establishment? Then it'i the new G-E Packaged Air Conditioner for you! Fastens to the ceiling—or can be shelf-mounted. Yet give* you the same dependable performance of a G-E floor- mounted model. Your choice of iir-cooled or water- cooled models. Both can be equipped with coilt for winter heating. And, to protect you against ten/let bills, both are self-contained units —with til vittl cooling parts sealed by flame. That'i why O.K. five* you an unsurpassed 5-yeir warranty. Call un todaj for /rw survey of your air-conditioning needs, GENERAL lfj| ELECTRIC Bill's Refrigeration Service 2337 Birch St. Phont PO 3-6986 "68" HOLIDAY COUPE Here's why the engine -that: started the high-compression still tops the field today I »ra THE ROCKET BROUGHT HIGH-COMPRESSION performance In inoloring . . . set the standards . . . broke llie records. Today it's llie same. \Viih a high in compression of 9.25 to 1 and a displacement of 324 cuhic inches, llie Korket packs a polenl new wallop. THERE'S AN EFFORTLESS SMOOTHNESS that tells you i his one is a masterpiece of balance and precision. What's more, this power plant's hig. liore, short-stroke design means shorter piston travel for less friction, wear and longer life. »»!»».». .«<.«» I*..*. ./,»r,« 'Snufrrtf ,n Stri.i tJlnuy-Elikl; You'll rarely uso the full 230f horsepower under the hood. Rut you'll go for the Rocket's high torque—the force lhal makes the wheels go 'round. Even at medium speeds, your toe can call a hefty 340 pound-feet of torque into play —to move you away from a light or pass by any emergency. Add Jetaway Hydra-Malic* and you meet Rocket action at its smoothest. VISIT OUR SHOWROOM TODAY! We invite you to "Rate the liocket" on the road. 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