The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 24, 1955 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 24, 1955
Page 8
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PAGE EIGHT , BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURg* Prairie Yachts Sail Over Kansas . fa£r - , , - • "< * ; A group of "sailors" te having fins sport skimming over the Kansas prairies-about as far from Uie sea as you can get in this country, Thej' skipper unique "sail-wagons" which "sail" on the concrete runways of the Ford County iKans.) Airbase at Dodge City It started when Harold Keenedy built an ice-boat. But there wasn't enough ice. So he put wheels on it and took it to the roomy acres of the air base where he discovered he had an exciting new sport. In a short time, some friends got interested and built sail-wagons, among them. W. M. Traylor and his son, Bill, who is pictured here. Each "prairie yachtsman" built his own to his own ideas. Masts are about 19 feet high and the sail area is about 70 to 80 square feet. Ships make about twice the speed of the wind. One sail-wagon was clocked at 42 miles per hour. Some of the group of "prairie yachtsmen" sail across the airbase acres. They compete to see who can.gret the most speed out of their ships Headed for trouble is Bill Traylor, Jr., as his sail-iva^on heads for edge of strip at Ford County Air Force Base. Traveling: crosswind to fain speed, the craft started tipping in the strong wind. Unable to straighten out in time, the sail-wapon went off the edge of the paved strip. Here Traylor surveys the danutgrt—nothing more than a front wheel broken off. It required a trip to the weidin? shop. Youth's Poetry Helps Court Decide He Should Be Tried PONTIAC, Mich. (/Pi — Poetry, or cat, "The love of a mother, or some- by 16 - year - old Floyd Diamond, punched put on a typewriter,-in Oakland County Jail, helped a court decide that he should stand trial for murder. Because of his age, Floyd might have escaped prosecution, although he admitted the fatal stabbing and beating of 9-year-old Kathleen McLaughlin Feb. 17. Her body was found in a pond near her home In suburban Fannington Township. At a sanity hearing Monday Dr. L. Jerome Fink and Dr. Ivan A. LaCore declared that the youth is thing like that . . . "With some one like you I could not have strayed, "You would have showed me the way, "And I'd have obeyed." Floyd's parents were divorced when he was 3. The father, with whom he lived, has since remarried. Sheriff Irons called Floyd the product of a broken home who lacked in "rclicious training, a Man Celebrates His Own 'Death' CEHIONOLA, Italy (/P) — Oioac- chlno Unlverslta, TJ, celebrated his own "death" Tuesday night at a party with friends and relatives who had gone through » pretty trying day. So had Oloacchlno. First he fainted and fell from a wall he was building. A fellow villager who saw him fall hurried to relatives with word he had died. They showed up with an undertaker and a coffin. By then he had revived. When they took him home and he saw his bedroom draped with black; crepe and banned with flowers for mourning, he fainted again. It was after being revived a sec- MARCR M, IWft ond time that he ordered up wlrw and dinner for himself and frlcntlj. STAYS ALL YEAR The emperor penguin is the only year-round resident of Antarctica, though there are n surprising number of birds on that continent. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED OR YOUR MONEY BACK ty." I EQUINE BIRTHDAY Dr. Edith Summer.--kil!, chairman j The age of :iny horse is calcu- of the 28-membur cnmmiuee. ab- ;1 ., lecl from January first, regard-j stained in me vole. The commit-! less of Ihe time of year it was i tee met for 3 hours and 15 mniuu 1 .,' boni. A foal becomes a yearling: behind closed doors. i on January "rat. alter the data ol\ sane and knows right from wrong. Circuit Judge George B. Hnrlrick love." then decreed Floyd would have to stand trial as an adult on a charge of first-degree murder. The doctors said Floyd was subject to "temper tantrums" and lacked capacity to "withstand frustration." But they agreed that several poems written by the curly moral outlook and in kindness and Bevan to Get Another Chance haired, undersized youth at the jail helped convince them that he is not mentally deficient. The poems were written to Sheriff Frank W. Irons, who has befriended Floyd. One concluded with: "And When God'rewards you, "I'll be filled with joy "For the good things you did ''For a mixed-up boy." Another .said; "The love of a dog. or a pony, LONDON i>P) — By the narrow margin of 14-13, the British Laboi party's Executive Cominiii.ce decided yesterday to give Left-win" rebel leader Aneunn Bevan a chance to repent and avoid a vote to expel him. , Former Prime Minister Clement Attlee. against- whose moderate leadership Bevan lias rebelled, made the compromise proposal to have talks with Bevan "with a view to seeking assurances as to his future conduct as a member of the par- RUSTIC INN Is Now Offering CURB SERVIC Drive Cut For A Snack Or Full Meal </i <!»/.. Fried .himho Fanlail Shrimp $1.00 ',; ilex.. Extra Select Tried Oysters SI.00 Chicken 'N the Basket $1.25 Specie! Daily Luncheons 85c Real 1'it Rar-B-Q Pig 35c Double Thick Malted Milk • 30c Walnut & Division Ph. 2-2202 FUEL OIL G. 0. POETZ OIL CO. "I Sell That Stuff" Phone 2-2089 Visit Gpnny's Conoco Service, Ash k Division — PUBLIC INVITED Hear Dynamic—-Spiritual Services at 7:30 p.m. Daily Through March 27 Rev. Ray Hance Welcome fo Sunday School —Sunday Morning 9:45— 350 ATTENDANCE EXPECTED Church Service at 11:00 A.M. OF THE Rev. J. Louis Emmert, Pastor 301 S. First SI. Ulylheville, Ark. NEW IDEA FERTILIZER I^L-iL I ^Jr-CL SPREADERS make fertilizer dollars go twice as far ^^^^ i wss^Crr\ Patented cam ngiliitor discs assure even distribution, eliminate port clogging. New Idea uill spread ANY fertilizer, in ANY condition, in ANY (10 to ."i.IKH) I Its. per acre) amount . . . uniformly ;uid iux'uralcly . . . without clo£i;iiii; or money bark. 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READY-MADE DRAPES OF FINE QUALITY CHROME-SPUN I 77 CAN BE WASHED OR DRY CLEANED These bright sox in assorted patterns will add a touch of spring and color to any ensemble. They are of genuine wrap knit ingrain, and guaranteed to wear, and wear. These drapes arc jie-ifect to add that final "perfect" touch to any ronm .in your liiirne. They are sunfast, soil resistant and of lovely solid colors in green, wine, or gold. up $498 VALUE BO YS LONGIES TO PLEATED AND ZIPPER STYLES! SIZES 8 to 18 « • Washable Fiberine Linen Solids • Washable Rayon Fiberine Fancy* • Raindrop Gabs in Self Patterns • Calisheen Gabardines This if a terrific value in these comfortable, wearable longics that all boys like. Select him several pair from our wide range of fabrics in light tan, gold, pink, brown, blue, or l\vo- tonc combinations .such as pink and black, or charcoal and pink. These are only a fnw of tlie many colors available so sec them yourself at Grabcr's! $3.49 and $3.98 Values Boys Longies Vou'll find these tangles In pleated :ind zipper styles In solid rayons with self patterns, solid kords, and solid gabs. Available In both solids and two-tone combinations. Sizes 8 to 1ft. 2 $5.98 Value Boys Longies Graber's haft them In niil)!>y flannels and rayon flbcrlnr f a n cy n In belted, pleated, and /fppcr iiin<]rls. Sizes 10 to 18 in blur, tan, .skipper or gray. 4

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