The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 9, 1955 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 9, 1955
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 1958 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NTN1 Joshua Wasn't the First— Archaeologists Find Jericho's Walls Fell a Total of 23 7/mes By WILTON WYNN JERICHO, Jordan (AP) — And the walls came tumbling down! By the latest count of archaeologists digging on the site of ancient Jericho, the walls had tumbled 22 times before Joshua fought the Battle of Jericho to open the Israelite invasion of Canaan in the 14th century B. C. They'll tell you Joshua made It 23. They have found traces of the other walls dating back 8,000 years. This means Jericho is the oldest walled city yet discovered. The digging is being done by the expedition headed by Miss Kathleen Kenyon, of London University. The excavations are a joint project of the British School of Archaeology and the American School of Oriental Research, both located in Jerusalem. Joshua's biblical exploits attracted Miss Kenyon to this site in the first place. "But now we've lost interest in Joshua," she chuckles. "We don't care for modern history." The Kenyon group has cut a trench 50 feet deep Injo a mound. or "tel," built up entirely by human habitations. The wall of the Joshua period has washed off the top, except for a small bit On the eastern edge. The side of the trench offers a cross-section of history. Traces of walls can be seen from the top down to the bed-rock 50 feet below. A point 35 feet from the bottom marks the Jericho wall built about the time Egypt's pyramid-buildiiy; empire broke into history. Jericho's history goes back 3,000 years earlier than that, Miss Kenyon says. At one level may be seen a strip of ashes where a wall probably was destroyed by an invading army. At another level, bricks of ft wall are scattered as if by an earthquake. The ruins cover some eight acres on the edge of the modern Arab city. A nearby spring, known as New Liberty News "Elisha's Well," and the warm climate help explain why the area was settled in the first place. The size Of ancient Jericho indicates it had efficient organization, Miss Kenyon believes, depending on agriculture for its livelihood. The flourishing food center always was a prime target for invading nomadic tribes, accounting in part for the history of disasters recorded in the side of the trench. As soon as one wall had collapsed or been destroyed, a new one was built on top of it. The oldest ones are the best.preserved. Older walls were built of mud brick, later ones of burnt brick or stone. Although ancieni Jericho was stone-age civilization, some of the tools were well made. Excavators have found knives, hand drills, sickles, arrows and bowls. Continued Aid To South Korea Needed-Stassen SEOUL (/Pj—Foreign aid chief Harold Stassen said yesterday the United States must continue to support the South Korean economy as long as Communist pressure requires the South Koreans to maintain an army. After two days of "constructive and helpful talks" with President Syngman Rhee and other Korean leaders, Stassen told a news conference that South Korea cannot .support its ecorlomy alone, but "depending on world conditions, the economy of Korea can be placed- on a self-sustaining basis" in a few years. Knowlond Sees Tax Cut Defeat WASHINGTO W) — Sen. Knowland R-Calif predicted at the White House yesterday that the Senate will reject "by a very substantial margin" any proposal to cut income taxes $20 a person. Knowland, the Senate Republican leader, also forecast rejection of "any compromise along those lines." Everyone in Act .HILO, Hawaii W)—Everyone who could flew over Hawaii's erupting volcanos the past week—even 40 prison Inmates from the Kulani Prison. They paid for a chartered plane and were accompanied by Supt. Charles C. Smith and several guards. Said a prison official: "It's part of the * institution's educational activities." King John VI, of Portugal, once had his court in Brazil. He moved the court there when Napoleon's armies occupied his country. NOTICE OF ANNUAL SCHOOL ELECTION, DYESS DISTRICT NO. 56 Notice Is hereby given that the annual School Election for the year 1955 will be held .in Dyess School District No. 56 of Mississippi County, Arkansas, on Saturday, March 19th, for the purpose of electing school directors, voting on school taxes and on such other measures as may properly be submitted at said election. The Polls will open at 8:00 A. M. and close at 6:30 P. M. at the Dyess High School Agriculture Building. Given This 22nd Day of February, 1955. A. O. McARTHTO, President, Dyess School Board. CLAUDE JEWELL, Secretary. 2/23-3/2-9 Mrs. W. M. Hunter has returned to her home In El Reno, Okla...after visiting her brother, C. Q. Whittaker, and Mrs. Whittaker. Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Daniels and daughter, Susan Bivers, have re- I turned to their home in Memphis j after spending the weekend with Mrs. Daniels' parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Crook. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Williams were the weekend guests of Mr. and i Mrs. Jack Williams at Humbolt Tenn. i Clarence Tarkington has returned home from Baptist Hospital In Memphis and is improving at his i home. ! Jim Williams has returned to his j home at Clarkton, Mo., after i spending the weekend with Mr. and j Mrs. Carl Gibson. ; Mr. and Mrs. Rayford Eubank-s • and family of Joiner were Sunday [ guesU of Mrs. Eubank's parents, i Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Crook. i COMING SOON Bob Logan Announces a Beautiful New Porcelain Enamel Texaco Service Station Now Under Construction (Station Will Be Leased Localljl at the Corner of Ash and Division Tour With Texaco ... Let us heat your home and power your farm WALLPAPER SALE Drastic reductions on 101 Patterns! Brand New 1955 Stock! New Palltmi. 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Main Ph. 3-6767 OPEN A CHARGE ACCOUNT • WE DEUVER STARR GAZING By BETTYE NKLLK STAKK Courier News Staff Correspondent United States Civil Service Commission was organized on Ihis date in 1883; National Road was authorized on this date in 1806. It ran from Cumberland, Md., to the Ohio River and speedily became the great highway to the West. The first steam engine in America was put in use on March 12, 1755. It was a pumping engine that had teen imported from England and it was put in use in Col. John Schuyler's copper mine at North Arlington, N. J. On March 14, 1704, the patent on Eli Whitney's gin was Issued. And a salute to the Girl Scouts on their 43rd birthday on March 12th. The fellow who is always neutral shows a streak of weakness. The fellow who goes around with his stinger .out usually gets what he asked for, sometimes right smack between his -eyes. Being thrown by overriding a high horse comes as a blow, but sooner or later, if you ride it long enough ind hard enough, it's bound to happen. Oratory is the power to talk people out of their sober and natural opinions. A lucky man is rarer than a white crow. Women and elephants never forget. An optimist sees an' opportunity in every calamity; a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity. Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it again if that's what you want to do. It's nobody's business but your It's strictly up to you and in the meantime, let that go for the other fellow too, In other words, keep your nose out of other folks' affiiir.s. Best way In the world to be happy. Just gnaw at your own bones. In philosophy, it is not the attainment of the goal that matters, it is the things that are met with by the way. It's been saici that poets have a licence lo lie. Those that drip with sweetness, the poem that is, usually comes from the fellow who is living a dream they actually dream about, and you know what dreams are made of. Shakespeare said, "Made ON," either way will do. (I doii'l get it, do you?) — Have you eaten your share of oysters during these months that have »n "R" in them? Try this one out between now and April 30th: Beef and oyster rolls. This is strictly a company dish. Two pounds of best of round, sliced as thin as thin can be by your butcher. 1 dozen oysters and don't U.-t him sneak in any of the culls, insist on the biggest ones. Cut the beef into pieces about 3" x 6". Make a dressing as you would for chicken and dressing. Place an oyster and some of the dressing on each piece of the beef. R'jll and fasten with a toothpick or wooden skewer if your butcher is obliging. Roll in flour and OSCEOLA NEWS By Hellye Nelle Starr Wade Qulnn, Sr., of Memphis was an Osceola visitor Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Applebaum drove to Belzoni and Yaa.oo City Friday afternoon and will return home Tuesday. Among those In Memphis Friday B, Young out. When browned place in 2-quart casserole. Make a paste of the drippings by adding flour and don't for heaven's sake get it lumpy, hate lumps. Stir in one can of chicken broth, 1% cups light cream, or cream of mushroom soup If you are a cream of mushroom soup addict. Season with salt, pepper, paprika. Cook this gravy for 3 to 5 minutes and pour over the rolls and bake covered in 350 degree oven for one hour. The way of this world is to praise dead saints and persecute living ones. The great pleasure in life is doing what people swear you can't do. Folks who really are in love can make a dog's howling sound like a hit song. That's what prompted the poet to say "love is blind" and} deaf. were Mrs. Roy Cox and daughter, Afton, who were there to meet Mrs, Cox's son, Gene, a student at Columbia Military Academy, Mrs. Nathan Weinburg drove her daughter, Lyn, down to spend the weekend with Miss Ida Levy. Mr. and Mrs. Winfred Watson announce the birth of their second child, a daughter, born Friday at a Memphis hospital. The Osceola Progressive Garden Club held a special meeting Friday afternoon at the home of its president, Mrs. Bruce Ivy. A nominating committee was named for the forthcoming election. Plans were begun for the flower show, the Club's first, to be held April 12, at the home of Mrs. Louis George. Details and time will be announced later. Mrs. Milton Pope entertained her Canasta Club at her home Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Dale Burron was a guest. The Rev. and Mrs. C. S. Womack have returned home alter a vlatt of several days in Gravettc, Ark. Miss Betty Claire Bowles »p«ol the weekend with Misa Sally M#Cutchen In Blythevllle. Pvt. Andy Young, son of Mn. Welby Young, and the late Mr. Young, with the 25th Infantry Division, is now stationed In Hawaii. Pvt. Young received his training at Fort Sill, Okla. Before entering the Army In September, he attended Vanderbilt University. Mrs, Bruce Ivy, Mrs. Charlie Coleman and Mrs. Walter Danieli complimented Mrs. Coleman Stevens and Mrs. Vance Cartwright at a luncheon Thursday at the Seml- nole Club. Spring flowers were used to decorate the Seminole Club where the party was held for the 30 guests. Panther, puma, cougar, and mountain lion are all names for the same animal. EASTMAN KODAKS Movie Cameras KIRBY DRUG STORES very own what you do to your own I brown in margarine With all the publicity given i George Goble for his stupid look j and remarks, I still can't see how j he has hit the top. He's riding the I gravy train while it lasts. I Guess he doesn't expect his type j of wit to endure any more than I I do. Repetition drives me mad. The first time I saw him, he was kinda funny, but that same old talk is like hearing a dirty joke for the to help umpteenth time, it looses its savor. MERCHANTS LUNCH-75< SOUTHERN STYLE CRACKLIN' BREAD SERVED DAILY "Mom" Rice's Home Made Pieg Italian Spaghetti — Chicken & Dumplings DRIVE IN RAZORBACK So easy to take Coca-Cola in the 12-bottle carton 12 Bottle Carton 50c Depwlt lOTTlfD OHD!> « U T H 0 HI 7 Y »F THI COCA.COIA C O K ' » H 1 •» COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY OF BLYTHEVILLE •C«V«-1, o ,. 0 t,,« r ,d lrod..morl. ,, © '•«. "* £<**•«*» «*•»»*

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