The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 17, 1953 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, June 17, 1953
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 1953 BLYTHEVFLLE (ARK.) COUBIER NEWS PAGE THRM OSCEOLA NEWS 'die * arr Fathers Day Has New Meaning For Banker Jimmie Farris f Home Is not merely four square walls nor a roof over our heads, it requires a lot more than that to endear ^something like a baby and scattered toys to pick up when suddenly everything goes quiet— everything but the sound of your heart strings strumming a joyful tune. When you look toward a corner that once was just a place to gather dust and held no particular significance, then like a story in a fairly tale it seemed that a magic wand transformed that corner into being the most important spot in the house, a spot that seemed to be measured exactly to fit the brightly decaled baby bed it now holds. Father's Day has taken on a new meaning in the life of Banker Jimmie Farris. Changing dollars and diapers keeps this father busy 24 hours a day and don't think for a minute he can't excell in either. Three weeks ago, Jimmie and his wife, Ruth, turned the key in their front door and struck out to the Banker's convention in Hot Springs, just as they had done for Several years. Riding to Hot Springs, was just like it had been on other occasions, talk about the farm lands as they rode by; about church and Sunday School, and especially about the class of young men Jimmie teaches at the Baptist church. Talk drifted from one subject to another, but not once about the application they had made three years ago for a baby. It seemed that the hopes built up of becoming parents was futile and they had about quit talk- Ing it. They arrived at the convention and were there a couple of days when the phone in their hot room almost rang off the wall. Ruth was nearest to it so she picked the receiver. Little Rock was calling—and you guessed it, Ruth and Jimniie forgot there was a convention going on any place in the world, they literally threw their belongings in the car and hardly remember anything else that happened until the matron brought out the cutest little red head baby boy you ever saw. Of course, the matron said to Jimmie and Ruth, "If he isn't exactly what you expect, we will try again." Ruth and Jimmie almost grabbed him out of the matron's arms. I would have loved having that picture for this story. No happier couple any place than these two bringing home this beautiful oight- months-old baby boy. , Jimmie Farris , , and "Jim Bill". THEY WERE so excited it didn't connected with the bank and Flor- occur to them that all the stores both in Little Rock and Osceola were closed but Ruth came to her senses finally and called Mrs. George Florida to rush out and borrow a baby bed and have its covers turned back, they were heading home as fast as they could. Mrs. Florida though excited is well versed in knowing the needs of a baby, "thought about diapers, and bottles and formulas and such excitement of gathering everything together! Little "Jim Bill" — don't blame me for that name, but after seeing the husky little fellow, the name suits him to a T—looks very much liks his new Dad, which seems incredible but nevertheless it's true, and it's remarkable how quickly both baby and parents became adjusted. As soon as possible, ever>body Ida Real Estate promoted a baby shower at the bank and if Jim Bill ever acquires a baby brother or sister, there will be no need of rushing out for the new baby's wardrobe, no article on the baby's list was forgotten. Odd looking animals that would fill a zoo, clothes of every description, baby furniture and even rubber tips to fit on rockers that seem to be always in the way in the middle ol the night when baby wants a drink of water. Jimmie said it seemed they had had Jim Bill always and the prescription comes with adopted babies the same as it does with the other kind — we won't say "like your very own? because there is no difference and there never will be. Couples who adopt babies really want them and sometime that Pure as sunlight •OtTlIB UNDO AUlHOlirr Or THI COCA- C01* COMPANY If COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY OF BLYTHEVILLI © 1912, THI eOCMCXA ttHUMMT *""» tras In <ita case of bWb* parents." The traditional cigars for brand new dads were passed out among Jimmie's friends and that put the seal ot ownership on Jim Bill — Jimmie Farris first saw the light of day on January n, 1915 at Boonevilie, Mo. He was born on his grandfather's farm three miles from Boonevilie. His great grandfather was the first white child to have been born in Cooper County, Mo. His grandfater, who lived to be 93, was n director in a bank at Boonevilie and Jimmie's fattier, before he entered into his present vocation, real estate, was a bookkeeper In the same bank. * • • ALTHOUGH Jimmie had newspaper work in his veins he finally wound up following the banking business. His mother had been a school teacher and began training him early In life and by the time he had reached the ripe age of six to enter school, he completed the second and third grades his first year and was graduated from high school as an honor student and entered William Jewell College at Liberty, Mo., in his 15th year. He was the first Eagle Scout in hte history of Booneville's Boy Scouts Organization. During his entire schooling at Boonevilie, he delivered newspapers and during summer vacation he Worked as a printer's devil and worked himself up to doing adver- :ising and writing editorials during his summers at the newspaper office. He got his practice at College by beta)? editor of the college newspaper. He graduated in 1934 with an AB degree and ranked second in his class for the entire four years and was voted the most popular man in the senior class. He was president of the college chapter of. Phi Gamma Delta fraternity — all of these honors came to him while he was only 19 years lod. Not one penny of his parents' money would he take to get his college education. With his summer job in Boone- vilie and working in the college print shop he paid his .oy/n way through college. Jobs were scarce back in 1934 and especially was It hard for a teen age boy to get a STARR GAZING The U. S. Abolished imprisonment uage. for debts on June 6, 1798—Jails and calabooses got too crowded, no doubt. And exactly 177 years ago the framing of the Declaration ol Independence begun. Household hint: In baiting a mousetrap with cheese, always leavi room for the mouse. 'Tis strange indeed, but how true, what a man may do and a woman still thinks he's an angel. Mark Twain once said that an Irishman's stomach was lined with copper is why they drank whiskey Instead of beer. Beer corrodes copper and whiskey polishes it. Experience keeps an expensive school, but fools will learn in no other. They say a reasonable number of fleas are good for a dog—keep him from brooding over being a dog. Up to this writing there has been over 500 killed in tornadoes since the first of January—me and some more folks are in favor of the in- vesigation to determine if the atom bombs are causing them. Homemade jellies and preserves look mighty good, a sittin' on the santry shelf waitin' for winter eat- but why does It have to come along in sweatin' time? For the fel- ow who fumed and fussed over it, it kinder goes against the grain to see somebody put more on their plate than they could possibly eat. Old friends are like old shoes. you're more comfortable with them. You are really classed as an old timer if you call cotton dresses, wash dresses. So watch your lang- job. He gave up the newspaper work but a college friend of his, H. D. Quigg, who worked himself up with the United Press, has articles in newspapers all .over the country, and Jimmie said, "Your newspaper, The Blytheville Courier News, had featured several of his articles." He added that if printer's Ink ever gets under your fingernails, it's awful hard not to keep some of it. The summer of Jimmie's graduation looked kinder bleak and he went to work on his grandfather's farm. * • * PICKING up a paper one day, he looked through the classified ads. A blind ad stated they wanted a young man for a job. Nothing else was said but Jimmie was desperate as farm work wasn't exactly what he wanted to do so he answered the ad and to his surprise it a junior booking jobc at Kemper State Bank. "With all of my connection in the family being bankers it hadn't occurred to me to apply for a job at the bank. rFom that job, I later he- See FATHER'S DAY on Page 5 The only relief for grief is lion. I wonder If the Amish people's desire is to get nearer to God or to get away from man! You can answer that one. Free trade, one of the greatest blessings which a government can confer on it's people, is in almost every country unpopular. Free trade almost ceased to exist in the world when Great Britain, the last great free-trade country, abandoned the system in 1931. Injustice is relatively easy to bear; what really stings is justice. Truth is as impossible to be soiled by any outward touch as the sun beam. Simplicity of character doesn't mean a person isn't intellectual. No one is such a liar as the indignant persons. Ernie Pyle in his "Here Is Your War." said if you go long enough without a bath even the fleas will let you alone. Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them. When the rich assemble to concern ihemselved with the business of the poor, it is called charity. When the poor assemble to concern themselves with the rich it is called anarchy. Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye. AH of our people—except full- blooded Indians — are immigrants or decendants of immigrants, including even those who came over on the Mayflower. So before you suirt boasting about your ancestors, find out why they left their native land. Have you ever thought of a graham cracker pecan pie? Lucille Mears did and here Is her recipe: ; , l i cups graham cracker crumbs, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup pecans, 4 egg whites, 1 teaspoon each of vanilla and baking powder. Add sugar gradually to stiffly beaten egg wliites add other ingredients and pour into well buttered pie pan and bake 20 to 25 minutes in 350 degrees oven. Serves 6 and you don't have to mess with making a crust. Whip cream ice cream is the final touch. Quick and easy, eh? Abraham Lincoln had a dream one night that he was in a crowd and someone recognized him as the president and in surprise they said; "He is a very common-looking man." Atn turned tnd saM "SViend, the Lord prefers common looking people. That's the reason he makes to many of them." Bunker Hill monument wu cated exactly 110 yean ago today. used SINGER sewing machines SINGER* machine! taken in trade, reconditioned by SI.VUER experts, and fully backed by the SINGEH SEWING MACHINE COMPANY. thea« nuclilnn are real bargains! MAMr WITH DOWN . is IOW 15 $ 5°° mi EAST IUOGR IIUU WIDE RANGE OF MODELS AND PRICES __ COME IN EARLY AND MAKE YOUR SELECTION FOR THE BEST BUY IN A GOOD USED SINGER SEWING MACHINE $1^50 up k50 50 TREADLES *-« 17 PORTABLES t»« 49 CONSOLES fnmi 69 Boy with Confidence At Your SINGER SEWING CENTER 414 W. Main Phone 2782 Blytheville, Ark. 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There can be only one reason for that:j Chevrolet trucks offer more of what you want. As the official sales figures keep rolling in, they keep telling the same positive story: Again in 1953, for the twelfth straight production year, Iruck buyers show a clear-cut and decisive preference for Chevrolet trucks. If you're a truck user, this fact is mighty important to you. Why? Well, as you know, trucks are built and bought for just one reason — to do a job. So isn't it logical then that since Chevrolet trucks outsell all others, they must do a better job at lower cost? Millions of truck buyers have found this to be true. They've found, too, that Chevrolet truck] offer more features they want, yet it's the lowest-priced truck line ofallt That's why it will pay you to stop in and see ut before 1 you buy your next truck. Telovliion-Evary tuoiday and Thuriday Evtntna TUNE IN THE DINAH SHORE SHOW ON NBC Radio—Evsry Monday and Frid SULLIVAN-NELSON CHEVROLET CO. Ml W«it Walnut Phon« 4578

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