The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 1, 1955 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, February 1, 1955
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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1955 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIVE No Superiority Signified British. Surgeon. Finds Major Differences In South African Races By RENNIE TAYLOR AP Science Reporter LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some striking physical differences between the white and black men of South Africa were reported today by an English bone surgeon who works among miners in the fabulous gold country near Johannesburg: These differences do not signify the superiority of one racial group over another but they mean that a doctor has to be on the lookout for variations in physique as he works across color lines, the surgeon said. In several respects the black men or Bantu are better built for the heavy, hot work in the mines than the whites, Dr. G. T. du Toit told the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Dr. du Tolt works for an in- dustrywide gold-mining organization which uses about 400,000 Bantu and about 40,000 whites. One outstanding physical difference, the surgeon reported, is in knee structure. The Bantu knee is better for sprinting, he said, because it is somewhat more primitive than the white man's knee, which is superior for standing. Doesn't Straighten This difference, Dr. du Toit reported, is due to the fact that the OSCEOLA NEWS By Bettye Nelle Starr Levon Posey, student at Missis- Thad Felton, and family in Goose sippi State College, spent the weekend with his aunt, Miss Laira Gil- ock. Mr. Posey will be among the spring graduates at Mississippi College. Mr. and Mrs. Lamar Mayo, who were married Saturday, returned home Wednesday after a brief honeymoon. The family of Mrs. Sam Edrington, Sr. , gathered at her home Wednesday night to help her celebrate her 69th birthday. Her daughters, Mrs. Fred Davis, Mr. Davis and two children, Mrs. Bill Little, Mr. Little and children. Prank Edrington, Mrs. Edrington his wife and children, Sam Ectring- ton, Sr., and his wife and daughter comprised the family group. Birthday cake and ice cream were served. Mrs, Spencer Driver and Mrs. C. E. Sullenger were Little Rock visitors during the week. Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Alexander were Hot Springs visitors during the week. Mrs. Searcy Mears entertained icr Town and Country Canasta Club with a luncheon at her home Thursday. The .teachers and officers of the First Methodist Church had a pot- Creek, Tex, The children went especially to attend the state rodeo. B. E. Moore was a business visitor in Little Rock over the weekend. * Buck Alexander and Donnie Thrailkfll were home visitors over the weekend. The two boys are students at the university. Mrs. Joe Rhodes, Jr., was hostess to her bridge club Friday. Mrs. Frank Rhodes was the only guest. The hostess served a dessert course. Mrs. Alma Hart of Morrilton is spending ten days with her daugh- . •• 1 V4tl%t4% 1 rPFTlP 1 1 vlllv ^ 1 •IJjjHH^ •» ^^^^^^n B • • m • 1 IL b UPU •i IP ^%BI • • •••1 Ed Wynn Named In Divorce SANTA MONICA, Calif. (J) — A divorce complaint against comedian Ed Wynn, 68, by his third wife, the former Dorothy Elizabeth Nesbitt, 44, of New York, is ready for filing today. Her attorney said**she signed the complaint, alleging extreme cruelty, yesterday. The lawyer said they- had made a property agreement. The Wynns were married in Las Vegas, Nev., July 31, 1946. Read Courier News Classified Ads. ter, Mrs. William Scroggins, and the Rev. Mr. Scroggins. Mrs. Dan-ell Grain was a Memphis visitor Friday. There were 61 members of the Wilson Parent-Teacher Association present when it met at the cafeteria for the regular monthly meeting. Claude Lynch was in charge of the program. John Bowen, read the president's message and D. D. Cash gave the devotional. Mr. Lynch then introduced Professor Allen from th<* Wilson Trade School, who directed the choir in special music. Supt. W. C. Perry, Jr., introduced the speaxer 01 me evening, A. G. Thompson, district supervisor of education. Mrs. Wolfe's se- cond grade won the attendance banner and the Junior and senior mothers served refreshments. Mrs. F. S. Reese entertained members of her, bridge club in her new home with husbands of the members as guest. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cuilom, Jr., and Dr. Eldon Fairly were also guest. Preceding the bridge games a turkey dinner was served buffet style. The dinner tatjie was decorated with a green cloth, a milk glass vase with a huge candle, polnset- tias and white leaves made up the centerpiece for the table. During the bridge games Mrs. Mrs. Charles Harwell won high, Mrs. Garland Trammell, second, Annie Rae Rowland, bridge Mrs. Wallace Thompson, low and Terry Robinson, J. D. Rankin and Bill Thompson were ill home from college for a weekend visit with their parents. Mr. and Mrs, H. S. Wooten had as their weekend guests Dr. and Mrs. Charles Hogue from Belzonl, Mr .and Mrs. Leslie Nichols and family of West Memphis visited relatives in Wilson Sunday. Mrs. Anna Driver returned home last week after a visit with relatives in Marion and MIddletown, Ind. Benny Bledsoe of Charleston, Mo., visUed friends in Wilson Sunday, MOTOR CITIES Most of the nation's motor cars are made in Detroit and motorists of that area drive more of them. in proportion to population than any other major city except Los Angeles. completely when it is put forward in walking or running, but remains slightly flexed. The white leg. he added, straightens out even beyond a straight line, with the knee acting like a hinge that allows a door to open a little too far. The white knee locks and unlocks from this position at each step. This causes a delay that makes the white man run slower than the black, Dr. du Toit asserted. Some of the other differences reported by the surgeon: Blacks have more ligament Injuries than whites because of a greater deposit of calcium at the juncture of the tendons and bones, j ™*> ^'^7 OiT'church" Thurs" The blacks seldom have backache even though they work strenuously on all fours, in tunnels only 30 inches high. The whites are always having back trouble. The 40,000 whites need about 200 knee operations a year; the 400,000 blacks almost never need one. The blacks, who average 135 pounds in weight, eat twice as Bantu leg does not straighten out much as the heavier whites. In Greece, Love St/7/ Must Compete with Bride s Dowry ATHENS UR—Suppose you have a daughter of marriageable age. She's pretty, knows how to cook, speaks two languages. She's not looking for a professional career. All she wants to do is get married and raise a family. And there are several young men who want to marry her. Under these circumstances your normal worry would be over her selection of the man. But not in Greece. Since the golden age of Pericles, Daddy has had to rack his brain and resources to find enough cash and wherewithal to get some young Greek to take the daughter off his hands. Few marriages in Greece are contracted without a dowry. Every overture of marriage by a male LB accompanied by a third party who handles the delicate question of how much Pop is willing to pay. Once these delHils are arranged, the couple goes through the wedding cerbmony. The payoff may range from several hundred thousands of dollars down to a cow or perhaps a bed- MENTIONED- Lt.-Gcn. Acfolph Heusingcr has heon mentioned as the probable commander of the proposed West German army. He once served as army chief of staff during Hitler's regime. room suite. Maidens lacking dowries are increasing throughout Greece. The situation has become so acute that in 17 districts In central Greece the girls and rural officials h a v.e officially asked Queen Frederika to do something about it. They want the dowry system eliminated. It would take some doing, even by Queen Frederika, because the system Is written Into church law and by precedent implied in civil law. The church law, which comes down from the Byzantine period, says the dowry Is a relief from the burden of marriage. IN THE PROBATE COURT, CUICKASAWBA DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS Estate of Charles Birse, deceased. Last known address: 339 S. Division St., BIytheville, Ark. Date of death: Jan. 36, 1055. The undersigned has been appointed administrator of the above named decedent. All persons having claims against- the estate must exhibit them, duly authenticated, to the undersigned within six months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or they will be forever barred and precluded from any benefit in the estate. This notice first published February 1, 1955. FRANK C. DOUGLAS, Administrator Box 98. BIytheville, Arkansas 2/1-8-15 day night. Mrs. Lloyd Godley was a Memphis visitor Friday, Mrs. J. H, Lovewefl entertained members of the four-table bridge club at her home Thursday afternoon. A dessert course preceded the afternoon spent in playing 'cards Special guests were Mrs. Joe Cromer, Mrs. Reba Davidson, Mrs Dick Bagby, Mrs. E. S. Perrin, Mrs. Charlie Hale and Mrs. J. A. Pigg. Mrs. Lovewell added a table of canasta. Those at the canasta table were Mrs. Sam Coble, Mrs. Bob Cromer, Mrs. Dick Cromer and Mrs. J..L. Campbell. A Valentine motif rvvas carried out in the refreshments and tally cards. Mrs. Harry Driver won high club prize, Mrs. Joe Cromer, high guest prize, Mrs. Perrin won the bridge and Mrs. Bob Cromer won high in canasta. Miss Jeanette Bowen arrived home Friday from Mississippi State College, where she received her bachelor of arts degree in education. Miss Bowen will begin teaching Monday in ,the Junior High School at Keiser. Miss Bowen Is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Bowen, and has been awarded several honors while attending the college. Mrs. Max Hart played with the members of Mrs. Jimmy Herndon's bridge club when she entertained Thursday afternoon. The hostess served a dessert course. Ed Wiseman and Wirt Steed drove to Oxford, Miss., Wednesday to motor Mr. Steed's son, Sonny Steed, home for the weekend. Sonny attends^ Ole Miss and will return to school Sunday. Miss Sylvia Ellas, Jimmy Fielder and Miss Bettye Spiers, also students at Ole Miss, were weekend visitors with their families They will all return Sunday as will HarJan Starr, who is entering Ole Miss for the second semester. Mr. and Mrs. Guy Driver are In Jackson, Tenn., for several days as guests of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Waggoners. Mrs. J. H. 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