The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 31, 1955 · Page 5
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THURSDAY, MARCH 81,196B BLYTHEVILLE (AUK.) COURIER NEWS PACK OTB Charming Sir Anthony IV; Ckurchills' Tribute to Eden- Trust New Government to Him (Lust of Four Articles) By TOM A. CULLEN NISA Special Correspondent LONDON — (NEA) — Britons are seeing a new.Sir Anthony Eden these clays. Gone is Eden the glamor boy. Now it's Eden in carpet slippers and smoking a pipe. The handsome 57-year-old British foreign secretary is trying hard to acquire the bull-dog look. Ithe house In Chesterfield street, Where Beau Brummel once lived, as well as Blndcrton, the Eden estate in Sussex. His tailor In St. James Street complains, "Mister Eden hasn't been in to see us for months." His recent illness, from which he has made a remarkable recovery, has mellowed him. His divorce in 1950, which continues to scandalize the Church of England, has made him more human in the public eye. Finally, his marriage in 1052 to a woman 23 years his junior — Clarissa Churchill, only niece of Sir Winston Churchill — has completed the humanizing process. * * * Eden Is no longer the prima don- na of the Foreign Office. His associates blame the gall bladder trouble from which he suffered for years for the tantrums which he used to throw regularly. Now Eden has a smile and a kind word for underlings. Reddish blonde, blue-eyed Clarissa Eden, 34, has inherited more than a little of her Uncle Winston's character and wit. Not content with being a Churchill, she has worked as a movie press agent, a feature editor of Vogue magazine. Before that she deciphered code at the Foreign Office, where she could watch the rising star of Eden from a distance. Clarissa made Anthony get down on his knees and propose three times before she accepted him. Then Anthony came down with jaundice and the announcement of their engagement had to b ( e postponed. Clarissa's antics have given rise to many anecdotes. Once she overpaid a New York taxi driver $40 because "he was so nice, and we got talking about England." Another time, in reporting the loss of $2000 worth of jewelry, she told police that she kept the jewels in a butter dish under the kitchen sink, Anthony Eden today is a much poorer man than when lie took office as Lord Privy Seal 20 years ago. His salary as foreign sec re- tar, y is only $12,000 a year, which taxation reduces to SGOOO. He has given up the direc.torship of several enterprises, Including the Westminster Bank. He has sold Weekends the Edcus sneak away to a tiny cottage In Wiltshire, which Clarissa owns. Visitors are often startled to come upon Eden, the fashion plate, wearing an old pair of slacks and working in the garden. , Wherever he goes, however, Eden is relentlessly pursued by "the boxes" — the brown leather cases stamped with the Royal cipher which contain important Foreign Office documents. Eden, according to one of his associates, has .been known to place a dispatch box at the end of a rose bed, and to open It only after he has finished weeding a row. The Edcns* most frequent visitor in, of course, Uncle Winston. Between Churchill and Eden a close bond of friendship exists, strengthened by the family tie. When it's not politics it's painting they discuss, for both are amateur artists, and Eden is proud of his art collection, which includes a Constable, a Corot, two Derains and a Degas. "We thought alike without consultation," Churchill has noted in his memoirs. Churchill paid his finest tribute to Eden in a letter which he wrote in 1942, on the eve of Sir Winston's second visit to Washington, to the late King George VI. Written in the darkest days of the war, the letter still stands as Churchill's political testament. It reads: •'Sir, — In case of my death on this journey I am about to undertake I avail myself of your majesty's gracious permission to advise that you should entrust the formation of a new government to Mr. Anthony Eden . . . who is in my mind the outstanding minister in the largest political party in the House of Commons." EDEN AN'D ANOTHER CHURCHILL: As his second wife, Sir Winston's only niece, Clarissa, completed the humanizing process. BIRD should be a Weather- Bird Make your youngsters eyes sparkle with a pair of these $*\95 Sr95 bright, shiny shoes for Easter. < k Priced for Easter budgets, loo. J *° •* return home this week. Shannon Hoo'he spent last weekend In Memphis with relatives and friends. Mrs. Ad;i HulliMsworth Is Improving fit Cliickiisawbu Hpbpltal where she lias l>een under treatment the past week. Her daughter, Mrs. Ruby McOowden, and daughters of Dexter Joined other members of the family to be with her mother. A large number of out-of-town guests were here Friday night for the annual minstrel given by the Lions Club. Miss Jeanie Edwards has returned to Memphis whew »he to employed after coming here due to the illness and death of her grandmother, Mrs. Ijou Edwards. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Jones and daughter, Paula, of St. Louis are expected to spend this weekend here with Mr. and Mrs, J. B. McClure. | Lynelte, little daughter of Mr. I and Mrs. J. W. Neil, is confined I to her home with measles. 1 Joe Neil Davis of Chicago is \ visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. • J. Q. Davis, and other relatives, j Jerry McClure was in Memphis 1 Saturday. HOT DOGS Dcliciously Seasoned with Our Chili and Chopped Onions Take Home Sack $100 6 KREAM KASTLE DRIVE-M EDEN AND A FREQUENT VISITOR: "We thought alike without consultation," Sir Winston Churchill noted in his memoirs. Cooter Parent-Teachers Association held it's regular meeting March 22 in the school gymnasium with 49 present. The meeting was called to order and Miss Andra Hooper gave the devotional thoughts. With the president in charge, the following business was conducted; room count with Mrs. Olivia Dennis, first grade room, winning; Mrs. B. L. Presser, health chairman, announced an information mcelng on polio vaeinne would be held at Steele the following day. Officers for the coming year were elected. Those officers are Mrs. Tom Lewis, president,; Mrs. John Smith, first vice-president; Mrs. Paul Hooker, second vice-president and Mrs. Marshal Thomas, secretary and treasurer. The hospitality committe presented the program which included a fashion revue by the Future Homemakers of America girls and Mrs. Helen Elley, Instructor. A talk on the "Effects of Comic Books on Youth," was given by Miss Wlnnifi Virgil Turner, elementary supervisor of BIytheville schools. A suggested plan of what to do a- bout comic books was given by Mrs. J. H. Bhea. Ellis Chambers, who was critically ill at BIytheville Hospital over the weekend, is improved at this tune. Mrs. Chambers developed pneumonia after an emergency appendectomy Thursday. His daughters, Glenda and Hazel, of California arrived by plane Sunday to be with him. They were ac- compalned from Memphis by Ralph Rushing. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Powers have returned home after spending the winter in Florida. They came home early to be with Mrs. Power's mother, Mrs. Pearl Powers, who is now a patient at Chickasawba Hos- pitaL in BIytheville. Mr. and Mrs. Ward Crook and children of Chicago huve arrived for a visit with relatives. Mrs, Reul Asher has been undergoing treatment at BIytheville Hospital the past week. If she continues to improve she expects to be returned home Wednesday. Mrs. Elwood Brown and son, Skipper of Cape Girardeau spent Friday and Saturday in Steele with G. F. Brown and family. 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