The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 1, 1953 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, July 1, 1953
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 1553 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREE Bermuda — Tourist Paradise — Is Out of Bounds to Foreign Capital By HAL BOYLE HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) — Pages from a Bermuda notebook: Bermuda is a real tourist paradise — but it is a paradise on a long term basis only for the home folk,-. Many a visiting American capitalist, on first view, says: "Boy, this Is (or me—no Income tax, no inheritance tax, no sales tax, no big public debt. I think I'll move my money over here and go into business.'* But if he investigates, he learns (he sad fact that this is a tight little island, and that Bermuda is for the Bermudians. He finds that he can't go to work here unless he has lived In Bermuda for seven years—or gets special permission from the government. He finds that any company that does business here must be at least 60 per cent owned by British stockholders. 7/e finds that only a total of 2,000 acres of the 21-square mile colony can be owned by non-Bermudians. He may also be dolefully surprised to learn that property along Front Street, the main business thoroughfare, is about as high- priced as footage on Fifth Avenue in New York. One American tax attorney, whose inquiries disillusioned him on the future of Bermuda as a refuge for the wealthy tax-oppressed, said: "You have to get an act of Parliament here even to open a hot dog stand." Real financial and political control is held by a dozen or so old Bermuda families—here from 100 to 300 years—known jocularly, even among themselves, as "the forty thieves." Bermuda has known many economic ups and downs in the last three centuries. But some of its first families have over that time held on to fortunes made in waves of wealth from many sources—first tobacco, then salt, then privateer- ing and smuggling, the export of fresh vegetables, prohibition whisky, and, finally, real estate and tourists. Half a century ago Bermuda was noted for having more old maids per capita than any other place in the world. This was because of a quirk in the -inheritance law then. It provided that, in a family without sons, the property would be divided among the daughters. But if a girl married, her share then went back to the other daughters. This created old maids wholesale because: (A) Many a daughter hesitated to trade a steady income for a husband who might not be so steady; and (B) Many a gallant suitor hesitated to wed a wealthy girl who would become a pauper at the altar. tique charm is lost, most remains. Tile tourists who used to come by the thousands now come by the scores of thousands. The bright sun, the blue, sea, the pink sands, the white-tipped surf are eternally the same here in this coral haven, where you can hide on holiday from worry and the bitter winds of the world. Mark Twain and Woodrow Wilson would miss the old Bermuda they loved if they came back now. For it has become part of the machine age. Bermuda broke with its slow- paced past in 1946 when it finally voted to permit motor cars on the islands, and many an old-timer still gumbles: "Now a man has to die and go to heaven to get away from the automobile." The cars are small low-powered British models and each family is allowed to have only one. Even so there are now more than 3,000 private cars, some 600 taxis. But only a few dozen of the gracious old-fashioned horse-d r a w n carriages are left to carry dreaming loneymooners on a clop-clop ride by moonlight. Though some of Bermuda's an- Water Witch Going Strong COWLEY, Alta. <ff) — An 81- year-old South Alberta man Is one of the few persons who cling to the ancient practice of "water witching." Ernest Cooknell of Cowley says he can locate an underground water supply by walking over the ground clutching a branch of a willow tree. He says four of his family could make the wands wiggle over water but four others could not. He doesn't know how or why he possesses the talent. He says it may hav( something to do with the individual's body chemistry, and possiblj is inherited. Cooknell claims that his "witching" has never failed to find water since he came to Cowley in 1901. He has found water at depths ranging as much as 230 feet. He has never taken money for job. believing the charm might be broken If used professionally. Lonesome Gal Will Strip Off Her Mask for Radio Audience The United States, with less ;han l-15th of the world's popula tion and little more than l-15th of world resources, produces one third of all goods and services of all people. COURTESY DAYS AT DREIFUS Make Your Advance Selections Thursday and Friday, Prior to the Start of REIFUS JULY CLEARANCE SALE Take a Full Year to Pay DHEIFUS Meet Drrif vs . . . Wear Diamonds 3IK \\KS1 Al\l\ 111. STOKES HI MEMMHS. M.YTNEVIUE AM DYEftSMMM By JAMES BACON HOLLYWOOD Ufi — Lonesome Gal. seductive-voiced radio star, performs a little strip tease yesterday and shed her famous mask. She has even permitted the first newspaper photos taken without her mask in the six years she has been wooing lonely males via the airwaves. The reason for the shedding is R sound one. She is shrewd enough to know that any gimmick can be overdone. Also, her Jan mail has tipped her to a new idea. When she first started, her mail, averaging 1,000 letters a month, used to be about 10 to 1 male over female. Lately, it has switched to 1 to 3 female over male. "So I decided that from now on I'll slant my show more toward the women, giving beauty hints and so forth," she said. She has adhered so rigidly to .he no-picture policy that she and ler husband never before had posed together—not even for a wedding picture. Yes, fellows, Lonesome Gal has been married for f - years and s quick to credit he. lusband for boosting her into the better than 5100,000-a-year income bracket. She is Jean King Rousseau, wife of Bill Rousseau, veteran radio producer and director who was one of the originators of "Dragnet." An attractive brunette of 29, she was born in Dallas, Tex., but lived most of her life out here. She has been a Goldwyn girl in the movies, a radio actress, even a radio engineer. In 1947. she found herslf broke and homesick for her fam- ily who were living In Dayton, O. She went there and got herself f. Job on station WING as a disc jockey. Lonely in a strange town, she conceived the idea for Lonesome Gal. She stayed there for two years and decided, on an impulse, to come back to Hollywood. "Would you believe it?" she asks. "I had an awful time selling the show he-re because Hollywood, of all places, thought it was too sexy for radio. I never had that complaint in Dayton." Then she married Rousseau, who saw the national possibilities of Lonesome Gal. They started making transcriptions. 'When we married in 1849," she recalled, "our combined income was $90 a week. Nine months later, we had grossed $100.000. It's been that way ever since." The whole operation is carried on in a $90,000 home in the San Fernando Valley. A studio is located by the swimming pool, and there tho two make the transcriptions used by 60 stations throughout the country. Even her next-door neighbors aren't aware that she Is anything but a housewife. Peacock Trouble CHICAGO UP) — Mrs. Sidney Katz called police who doubted her complaint that there was a peacock in the backyard. Sure enough, there was .Policemen netted the resplendent bird with the help of the animal keeper of a nearby zoo. GUY DRIVER'S (Continued from Page J> on a strict basis and he gained the reputation of being the best collector in Mississippi County. His father was » brother to Jimmle Driver, who bore the same tactics in business. Most of the old store buildings in Old Town were owned by Guy's father. Guy's beautiful country home, northwest of Osceola, is located on the 260 acres of choice farm land which Is part of his farm land holdings. He and his brother. Spencer Driver, own jointly 894 acres near Blythevllle. Guy's family moved to Memphis when he was two years old. He finished grammar school there and was sent to Culver Military Academy. aLter he attended Cascadil- la preparatory School In Ithica, N. Y. Later he returned to Memphis and was graduated from the now non-existing Memphis University School. He attended the University of Virginia for 2>/i years. He accepted a summer job with Stark Lumber Co,, in Memphis and liked it so well he didn't go back to school the following fall. He was made assistant manager of the ban dsaw mill, where he ierviced log camps around Memphis, Dyersburg, and Osceola. "Stark had bought 850 acres of .imberland from my grandmother's estate and that gave me a chance I jumped at — to come to Osceola," Guy said. After a year ind a half In the lumber business, luy went to work in the main of- ce of Standard OH Company in Memphis and was there eleven year* In tho accounting division. He soon became assistant to the construction engineers in Arkansas and Tennessee and assistant purchasing agent. Moves to Osceola His health broke and in 1837 he moved back to Osceola and built his present home. When World War II was declared, Guy rented his far mand home thinking he would be called into service, but found out too late he couldn't pass his physical so he went to work in Memphis in tho OPA office as field supervisor, a position he held for three years. At its discontinuation, he went to work at the price board and was in charge of 41 counties in West Tennessee. After the war he and his wife and daughter. Charlotte, moved back to Osceola. Guy has acquired a new hobby, "an expensive one this time," his wife added. He has recently purchased a 45 KILLS JOHNSON 6RASS, BERMUDA and many other grasses and weeds. Destroys weed roots . . . prevents regrowth. In convenient powder form; easy to mix for Ui« us a spray, E. C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. toot yacht. He bought it In Detroit and with his skipper they brought it down to Kentucky Like, •> dli- tance of 1200 miles. The trip took 23 dtyi. They ea- countered every conceivable type of weather on record »nd had to anchor It on several occasion* when the winds reached 50 and 60 miles an hour. The yacht, "Caprice," will sleep eight to ten and Ouy ta preparing to make another voyage. "The only thing bad about thli hobby," Guy said, "Is that my wife Is afraJd of water." Guy is a member of the Farm Bureau, the Tennessee Club, is a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of Kappa Sigma and is a Baptlit. Birth of a star might Uke a million years. Enough atomic clouds, the stuff from which atari are made, are still floating within our galaxy for a thousand million stars to be created out of the miter they contain. The BAIT SHOP Minnows - Rooehti Worms Tackle — Motor Boat Oil — Candy — Cold Drinks Open 4 a.m. — Close 6 p.m. FREE! 50 Minnows each given to the Fisherman catching Blygeat Crapple. Plenty Free Parking Spae« Bobbie Davis Phone 2701-After hrs 8884 Holiday pleasures call foe Coke tastu Now...your grocer is featuring good things to eat that go so well with ice-cold Coca-Cola. Stop and shop at the sign of Coke and Food. 6 Bottle Carton 25c IOTTIEO ONDE* AUTHOIITT OF THt COCA-COl* COMPANY IT COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY OF BLYTHEVILLE h e <*,;«,<«! *«*.«»»*. e' w iw we*«u eommn

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