The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 22, 1953 · Page 9
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, July 22, 1953
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WEDNESDAY. JULY 22, BT.YTITKVTU.E (AKK.) COUKTER NEWS PAGE NINE lOsCEOLA NEWS $u &ttut \ H. 14 u u -. -.'.' '.St. \orris Silver field Is U.S. Citizen 'ho Can Appreciate Being One STARR GAZING Even the pessimists were impress- i support, ed Sunday afternoon at our new | r snw „ , ot „, good pl . ospects !of hospital. It was like "singing on the the nursery-and" talked with sev- (trouncl -everybody you knew was eral of them-ihey were all sold on there and a lot you didn't know— • • sure makes the heads of 'he organization mighty happy to see how favorable everybody talked about what they saw. There should be no reason on earth for it not to be successful, but it, or any other hospital, cannot succeed without the community's the idea of u.sini? our own home hospital, when time for the blessed most interesting persons in my small town are the fellows who lave spent the biggest part of their lives In a place of business on the |nain street. The different types of people who and come as ^regularly as the pun rises, some rich, some poor, nine young and some old—they all together when you're in busi- Dealing with all types makes you Sood judge of human nature. It's •lard to fool a person who has been business for 43 years, and got there the hard way. [Morris Sllverfield was born in Roland—the name of the town poesn't matter because his town, as Bll other towns in Poland, was dominated by the Russians and it was different then than it is now -no freedom of speech, no public school, and livings were hard to nake as nearly every couple in the pld country had 1 large families. When sons got old enough to arry a gun, they were sent off to K'ar. There were nine children in (the Sllverfield family. Morris' fath- • was a rabbi, which meant back •• those days he followed that profession because he was deeply re- pigipus and not for the livelihood could get from it. In his 34 years as a rabbi, he Iliad never accepted money for his fed-vices. He had a wholesale busi- •ness where he made the living for nis wife and nine children, all help; him in the business, .when they [weren't attending a private school. Languages were stressed more than anything and any child, who Attended schools In Poland could (speak several languages by the i finished what we |call grammar school. UNFORTUNATELY for Morris, •however, he was not taught Eng Ilish but being a determined young §boy of 36 when he came to America learned in six months what it |would take an American a lifetime o learn in his country. The mere ability to learn to read •and write in English is a power, •but. to use it is not a power of ^tremendous magnitude until it is u.-ed as a means to an end. The end might, be called education, if •by education we mean the ability Ito use an education. We in America [take an education more or less for granted and spend years and years [trying to obtain a degree. It wasn't that way w'ith Morris. •School began at 8 in the morning land lasted until four. He had (wo |hours to go home to eat his evens meal, help his father in the • business and go back for more |schooling at night. "Time isn't wasted there and this lldeo of taking two subjects in the [morning and one or two subjects •in the afternoon seems like play." iMon-is said. "In Poland, schools Ithcre would be continuous classes lall day. When a child reaches six- Iteen there, they would have com- Jpleted what is equivalent to two [years or more in college." So when Morris came to America it the age of 10. he was much • smarter, with the exception of read- ling and writing English, than this I who might have thought he was n | greenhorn. One sister had preceded Morris Ito America and his father's aim in • life was to send his nine children, lone by one, as each could send Ftack and have another one to come lover here, to give them the oppor- Itunities that awaited them in I America. His father was a learned I man and he had still higher ambi- Itions for his children, and to get I thorn into a free country as one I of them. With all the hardships a family Iliad to undergo over there, a boy I of 16 was as though a man's head | were set on youth's shoulders. PARENTS had much to sacrifice [to give their children up, one by | one, knowing that chances were deeply religious man dies, his body is carried to the synagogue by the finest people in the town — • not in a casket as we do in America, but actually carried. Then the Hesped is said — which to us is the same thing as an eulogy. The chasan (or cantor) the same as our minister, delivers the services. His father's last words were "Children of mine, do not be grieved because your father is dying. Do not be frightened, for I am neither frightened nor grieved." With that message to his children, he died, telling each child goodbye and giving them a message to send to Morris and his sister in Amer- j event rolls around. The interest was shown in the beautiful flower arrangements sent by well-wishers. Among them were flowers from Roy Rogcn and Dale Evans, who said when they were here In May, "We shall return!" Permanently we're a hoping, pod- ner. Cool days sure makes a' gal full of vim, vigor and vanity. The rounded hips and proud bosoms (ha) is the new look for the coming season. The fullness-in-the back issue made me sit up In my platform rocker and'smack my big fat mouth. That fashion note is what I've been looking for years. Reading more, I misinterpreted what was meant by fullness in the back- pleats instead of pounds. That string bean look is passe' in I the fashion world, but what about LUPINO ica. He was 73 years old and had j that crook-neck squash or cushaw nsver given up his deeply religiousj Iook? So rml "d. -™ fh'm, » activities throughout the war years packed—that's for me. and the lean years that followed ' after Poland was captured by the | When a man assumes a public ... Morris Silverfield . and feather bed and the picking is all done by hand. When passage money came for Morris to come to America, his , time now for hobbles . to buy a pair of shoes, so he went to Sumner, Miss., where he had an rose tree, which is faden"with'"gor- "•"' '" " "'"• geous red roses to say nothing of father took him into Germany, where he boarded the ship "Rhine" —knowing down deep in his heart when he kissed his young son goodbye that it was realty goodbye. Morris' promise to his family was that he would come over here and make good and come back on a visit on his 21st birthday—but war broke out and that trip was never made. Coming over on the boat wasn't done as quickly then as it is now and everyday, knowing you were getting further and further away Germans. In Morris' younger days, when he was stinting; for the future, it was all work and no play. He had no time for hobbies, not very much pleasure, but reaching his goal of being a successful business man as he set out to be, he has time now for the things he always wanted to do. • • • HIS HOME and his yard are a paradise. He built a pool and went into raising tropical fish. I do believe he has each of them named. No one is allowed even to clean out the pool. He rolls up his pants, wades out into it, picking up his favorite fish and shows you the baby fish he watches grow into specimens. Morris said "Anything will grow in Mississippi County" and to prove it to me, he showed me his pineapple he planted in a flower bed. I'm not one to believe he'll ever eat pineapple, from his yard, but I did see it growing:. He hasn't found a Negro yet who can mow the grass without nipping one of his flowers or running the mower into a tree, so several years ago, he took over the job and really I looks forward to his Friday job of mowing. Another thing he boasts of is his trust, he should consider himself as public property. I've heard it said, that fox terriers are born with about fojr times as much original sin in them as other dogs- That's what I heard. Some folks are so fond of ill-luck that they run half-way to meet 4t. aunt in the mercantile business. Things began to shape up with a salary of $50 a month and nie room and board. No part ot his salary was thrown away. He saved up enough to open up a small grocery store in Sumner. In the mean time his uncle had moved to Osceola and wrote for him to come and work for him again—this time with a much better salary. Morris sold out his grocery store, I banking every penny from the sale of fhe store and came to Osceola in 1916. Being in this country for 43 years, one would be quite apt to think the A person is very apt to complain of the ingratitude of those who have risen far above him—human nature. Samuel Pepys 'Pepys' diary fame) made the remark once when someone asked to what did he attribute his long life (he died at 70). His answer was that he wasn't sure whether it was the rabbit foot he carried with him constantly or the pill of turpentine he took every morning. It is with narrow-minded people as with narrow-necked bottles; the less they have in them the more noise they make pouring out. When men grow virtuous in their old aKe. they only make a sacrifice to God of the devil's leavings. from the people and places you | uttle things a boy is taught, like knew so well and getting closer and slim that they would ever see them I again— we in this country can't vis- lualize such things. For months and months before I Morris sailed to America, his moth- I er and sisters were busy sewing for I the sister, who had come over first. I It's an old Jewish custom that U'n- ens are made and stored away for I a daughter who someday will mar- I ry— we call them hope chests—but the things made for the Jewish girl aren't silk underwear and the like. I They are practical things, like down 1 filled pillows, weighing 14 pounds each or a feather bed, table cloths, with embroidery laden designs I things that really showed a loving | hand had made them. It takes a lot of geese to pick to I get enough down to fill the pillows closer to a strange new land an faces is frightening. Morris' meeting a young boy near his age made the trip less frightening. When they landed in Ba'timore the first disappointment the two boys had was the streets in America weren't paved in gold, as they thought. Morris was ladden down with the things his mother sent over by him for his sister. Passing custom's in> spection delayed Morri and his friend one whole day. The big bundles were tied securely in ropes—which took a half day to untie then when he had to spread all his belongings out for inspection he couldn't fit them back into the bundles and everybody was in too big a hurry to help him. That was his- first real touch of homesickness and would have caught the next bpat back to his homeland with Encouragement. * * * HIS UNCLE, the late Henry Silverfield, was to meet Morris upon his arrival in Memphis, but the prayers at the beginning of every meal by your father, would grow dimmer and dimmer, but the foundation Morris got in a religious home has made him tolerant of all .races and creeds. Being brought up as an orthodox Jew doesn't necessitate the Idea in Morris' belief that only an orthodox Jew can get "to heaven. "Regardless," he said, "of what our belief is, we all believe in the same God and the Bible doesn't have written on it's fly cover, 'This is a Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian or Jewish Bible,' but plainly says, 'The Holy Bible'" Morris is a member of the Orthodox Synagogue in Memphis, Baron Hirsch, and of the Reformed Synagogue in Blytheville, Temple Israel, where he is a member of the hoard, • • • THE OLD tradition of keeping AVO days, holiday for Yom Kippur s something Morris has never ailed to observe and it's through his faith in observance that he has succeeded in his business. Soon after he cam? to Oscoela, the elephant ears that measure 36 inches in length. He had his tape measure handy to nrove it, Morris Is a typical family man, devoting: his life to his wife, the former Miss Edythe Bisno of Memphis and to his daughter, Mrs. William Bernatsky of Memphis and his son, Lionel, who will be a junior at the University of Alabama when the term starts in September. Morris is a 3'2nd degree Mason, a Shriner and an Elk. This story couldn't, be finished without telling the pride Morris has in his son, who was elected Hillel president at the University last year. Morris concluded by sayinj? it's hard for Americans to appreciate the opportunities offered them in this country because they know no other way of life. But for one who has lived where you were afraid to express your feelings or thoughts There is no reason why ihe same man should like the same thing at 18 and 48- The constitution does nof, provide for first and second class citizens. Criticism comes easier than craftsmanship. The turning points of lives are not the great moments. The real crisis are often concealed in occur- ences so trfval tn appearance that they pass unobserved. If, was said back in the 16th century an ambassador is an honest man sent to lir abroad for the com- monwpalth. Four centuries later, can you think of a better definition? Old and lived behind the Iron Curtain and security. instead of the flimsy nylon ones, he is grateful for the chance he had in coming here to seek, privilege to raise a family in peace j i j i (nil-- 11 OUUI1 UllUJ. lie UcLlUC IU V^S^UClrt day's delay in Baltimore foulea up Morri , receive d his American cit everything. Arriving ft day tele. iMnshlp paperSp whicn ma d e his , there was no one to meet him, butl parents ver y proud that their son the Wend he had made coming over I W ould be accepted as a citizen of was met by a relative and Morris | such a wonderful country, and .that IPMY WEEDS AWAY WITH ATLACIDE THI SAHI CHtOtATi was takn to his new home. After a home-cooked meal and a night's rest he went to work in hie uncle's dijy goods store at a salary of $3 a week, which was turned he had contributed so much to America, t works both ways. Morris lost his mother during World War I. He didn't know it until six months later. His remain- over to his aunt for his room andl in B lamil y hild al1 been captured board. Morris attended night school in Memphis, where he learned to write a beautiful hand in six months. With the aid of his cousins coaching him constantly. Morris soon caught on to the score and realized his $3 wasn't enough money and put in a concentration camp. During their imprisonment, he lost all of his family with the exception of his father and three sisters. In 1930, he lost his father. During World .War II, he lost two of his sisters. An old Jewish custom in the old country, when a KILLS JOHNSON GRASS, BERMUDA and many other grants and vrttdt. Dtslroyi wetd rooti . . . prevent! regrowth. In convtn* lent powdtr form; easy to mix far vie «! a spray. E. C. ROBINSON Save Money Two Ways 1. Save on fuel costs by installing Natural Gas. 2. Save on the cost of labor by installing Natural Gas piping before bad weather sets in. Good weather speeds the work, cuts the cost. Call us for free estimate on your Natural Gas installation. We'll finance the entire job, allow you 12 to 36 months to pay. Ark-Mo Power Co. Osceola 330 -CALL US TOD^Y— Blythevill* 6821 used SINGER sewing machines SINGER* m,i(-rilnw Uk«n In trad*. r«con<iilionfld hy SINGRH r*ty>m. unrf full* h»cki«d by »hr SINGER SBWJNfi MATH IN* B COMPAN'Y, lhe*e mtchinea *rt real barc'ini! *A«r WITH DOWII FATMUT AS 10W AS / ml (AST iiiostr i«»s WIDI RANGE OF MODELS AND PRICES COME IN EARLY AND MAKE YOUR SELECTION FOR THE BEST BUY IN A GOOD USED SINGER SEWING MACHINE TREADLES PORTABLES CONSOLES from from from iSO Buy with Confidence At Your SINGER SEWING CENTER 414 W. Phon* 2782 llyrhtrllU, Ark. (Continued from Page fl) next day's shots and somehow learn my lines too. I'll never direct myself again." Next she luckles another unique situation. She's Koing to direct her hu.sbnnd. Howard Duff, In "The Cop." which Ida ftlso happened to write. ''1 didn't want to do that one either," she commented. "But Howard Insisted." Many a star has blown up at the director. I asked Ida If she didn't think it was riaiiRerous to direct ona'a own husband. *'I don't think so, dear," she replied. "Especially since It was Howard's idea, not mine. He can only blame it on himself." Ida's only concern is what the critics will say about directing herself. "They will probably roast me to a turn," she commented. "The Eastern critics. I mean. They have always considered that it was something of a joke for a woman to direct a picture. Many of the Western critics have been kinder, and the Eastern ones weren't too bad on 'The Hitchhiker,' \vhich I directed. But usually I take a beat- in?." This whole situation presents a On the Social Side... Socials [ ton. Calif., have returned to their Twenty-seven members and two home alter several, days' visit in guests attended the women of the j O.seeola as guests of Mr. and Mrs. church meeting Monday afternoon j J. A. PICK ami with friends in Kei- when It met at the Presbyterian SIT, where Mr. Plgg was superin- Church. tendent of the Keiser School for Frank Sanders gave a talk on re- sov( ' ra ' years. lislon in the schools and C. W.! Lionel Silvcrfield arrive honr Pugh. head of the youth's center in j day Osceola gave a talk in regard to the project. The hostesses. Mrs. Joe Cramer, Mrs. A. W. -Bowen and Mrs. Ed Whlteside served a dessert course at the conclusion of the meei'ng. problem fo reviewers. supposing they say something like, "Miss Uiplno rose above her direction." It has all kinds of possibilities. WARNING ORDER In Ihr Chancery Court. Chioka- 5anba District, Mississippi County, Arkansas. Lucius Vassar (Col), Ptf. vs. No. 12429 Ethel Vassar (Col), Dft. The defendant, Ethel Vas.saj, te hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named in the cnptton hereof and answer the complaint ot the plaintiff Lucius Vassar. Dated this 7th day of July, 19E53. Geraldine Listen, Clerk By Laverne Ball, D.C. Taylor & Sudbury, attorney for ptf. James Garner, atty. Ad Litem. 7'8-I5-22-29I The word livery, meaning a servant's uniform, orlg(nnlly meant an allowance of food or clothing granted to certain persons. man Henry Watton said it. Here's something a man said who has reached that easy chair-house slippers-and pipe age "Tlie-e is no spectacle on earth more appealing than that of a beautiful woman In the act of cooking dinner for someone she loves." I add, ii, isn't, necessary that she be beautiful, just a Rood cook; at his age its the most important. nitiht from the l^niversuy of Alabama where he completed a six- week Minimer Lionel will be a junior at the University when the fall term commences in September. Mr. and Mrs. P. X. Schumacher returned Thursday night from their [ two-week vacation. Their daughter, Mrs. E. H. Riley entertained her Ml . s . Rav Fciicnor, and Mr- Fell; nor tauasia club for luncheon Thursday n f SL Louis joined them at Si? at her home. Mrs. Lloyd Godiey was Springs I'tirk. Mo., where the four a guest. Summer flowers were used in the dining and living rooms. Mrs. Wade Quinn entertained the four-table bridge club Monday in special compliment to her mother- in-law, Mrs. Ed Quinn. who was celebrating her birthday. The party, which was a surprise to the elder Mrs. Quinn, was a luncheon. Keeping her away from home during the morning enabled the guests to arrive ahead of her and bring gaily wrapped gifts. The dining table was centered with a white birthday cake, depicting a box tied with pink satin bow. Becky Quinn, granddaughter, brought the gifts to Mrs. Quinn and the cake was placed at her place where she served the guests following the luncheon. Bridge dominated the afternoon's entertainment. Playing with the club were Mrs. W. E. Hunt and Mrs. Quinn'<> two nieces. Mrs Melvin Speck and Mrs- Jack Wilson. Mrs. W. C. Mason was awarded high club prize. Miss Blanche Cleerc second, and Mrs- Speck, hiRh guest. Iced drinks were served during the afternoon. 5 Personals Mrs. C. H. Weathersby of Jackson, Miss,, who has been visiting Mrs. J. W. Whitwoi'th, Mrs. A. F. Barham and Mrs. Ed Bowles returned to her home Sunday afternoon. Mrs. W«athevsby la a former resident of Osceola. Mr. and Mrs- Ed Pigg of Comp- lied a cottage. They spent part of their vacation on Kentucky Lake before rentrnmc to Osceola and visited their daughter in St. Louis Mr. and Mrs. Snow Wilson will leave tomorrow for FayetteviHe, Ark., where they will make, arrangements for romal of an apartment for the coming year when the two will enter the University of Arkansas, They will return home Sunday and remain here until September. Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Mason entertained as their hou.seguests over,the week end Mr. Mason's sister. Mrs. G- F. Minnis of Roi'kwood. Tenn. Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Smith were guests over the week end of Mr and Mrs. J. R. Gathings of Luxora at their lodge ,on Kentucky Lake. Dr. and Mrs. C. M. Harxvell and Miss Nell Rhodes left today for Chicago where they will be at the Lake Shore Hotel for the next two weeks. Miss Karen Bradley is visiting her aunt in Knoxville. Tenn. First LL Bobby Williams is home on a three-week leave, visiting his mother, Mrs. A- p. Williams. Lt. Williams is stationed at Shaw Field, S. C. Mr. and Mrs. John White and children are visiting in Chicago this week. Miss Mi trie Gwyn left yesterday for New Orleans where she will visit her brother, F. O- Gwyn, Jr.. and family. Mrs. John W. Eormgton was In Little Rock the first part of the week- Experience Is the name everyone gives to his mistakes. Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship—and It 1st far the best ending for one. ri Osceola CALt 330 for Natural Gas Service - Ark-Mo Power Co. — Natural Gas is now available In Osceola That's the good news in Osceola this week. Natural Gas is here. Very soon now everyone in Oseeola can enjoy this dependable, economical cooking; and healing fuel. Our lines have been installed in most parts of the city, and within a matter of days we'll he "all over town," ready to serve you with America's most modern fuel. May we suggest you make your plans to install Natural Gas at an early date and avoid (he rush that's bound to come when so many people will be changing over to this money-saving service. You'll save money hy installing your Natural Gas piping before bad weather sets in ... save money all year 'round hy using Natural Gas to cook your meals, heat water and keep your home comfortably warm this winter. We'll help you every way we can. We'll make a free estimate nf your piping requirements , . . without obligation. And we'll finance your complete installation on low downpayment, with 12 to 36 months (o pay. Call ,'UIO in Osceola any time we may be of service. Power

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