The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 4, 1955 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 4, 1955
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PAGE TWO BLYTHEYILLE (ARK.) COURIER KEWi MONDAY, APRIL 4, 19B5 Carney's Comment on Island Is Seen as a Trial Balloon' »y JAMES MARI.OW Associated 1'reiis .Vewg Analyst WASHINGTON (AP) — Until recently most Americans probably could not say whether Matsu and Quemoy were Chinese islands or the Chinese name for ham and eggs. They weren't in the news much then. They are now. The Matsu and Quemoy islands, close to the Red China mainland, are held by Chiang Kai-shek, whose main Nationalist forces are on Formosa 100 miles offshore. ^^ The Reds have threatened to* : ~ ~ take not only Mntsu and Quemoy but Formosa too. The United Stales is pledged by treaty with Chiang to help defend Pormosa but is under no such obligation to protect the two smaller islands. President Elsenhower's ultimate decision—to d efend Matsu and Quemoy or abandon them to the Chinese Coomunists—may mean for this country war or no war. HOLLAND NEWS By Mm. VorU Workman There is wide difference of opinion in this country—and between the United Stales and its allies— over the worth of the Islands and the wisdom of trying to keep them. If Elsenhower announced today he would defend Mntsu and Quemoy he would be doing so with the knowledge — because of the wide discussion and deep differences— that he did not have 100 per cent agreement behind him. This knowledge may Influence him In any decision he makes. If Adm. Robert B. Carney's off- the-record remarks to newsmen 13 days ago served no other purpose, they at least alerted the country to the possibility of war and forced It into thinking and talking. Carney, chief of naval operations, was quoted as saying the Reds might attack Matsu In mid-April. In this way the statements oi Carney had the effect of a trial balloon for Eisenhower to test American thinking although the President later expressed displeasure with Carney's performance. Carney's statement shocked the country, which was unprepared for the Imminence of War. Elsenhow- er's later statement — that he didn't have information about such probability of attack — may have soothed the nation, or caused even more discussion. One thing was sure: Americans were now thinking and talking •bout Matsu and Quemoy as never before. Thanks to that, the President was In a position to learn what the country felt before he made his decision. Heavy Gales Blow Out Fire DENVER Ifl — The 60-mile-an- hour winds that lashed the Denver area over the weekend were credited with al least one useful act. Telephone wires at the rear of a house shorted out during the windstorm, setting fire lo the telephone pole. By Ihe lime n fire department pumper reached the scene, however, the wind had blown out the fire. Cornelius Vanderbilt Estate Eyed By Duke KANSAS CITY <M Vitnd«rl)tR, Jr.. says the Duke of Windsor has bid $50.000 for.the estate of Vandcrbllt's late mother in Newport. R. I. Vniiticrbllt, 50, slopped he-re iast night while on a lecture tour. The 40-room Vanderbilt mansion and 8'2-acre grounds were willed to Vandcrbtlt and a sister. Mrs. Robert Stevens, of New York, after the death of their mother, Mrs. Orace Graham Wilson Vanderbilt, in January, 1953. Vanderbilt, snid l\e has pledged his half of the proceeds Irom the estate to the Damon Runyon Cancer fund. Playhouse Fire Fatal to Girl ANTHONY. Tex. 1*1—A little, girl burned to death when wind- whipped fire swept her "playhouse" of scrap lumber yesterday. Her brother tried fulilely to douse the fire with a garden hose. Deborah Kathryn Hall, 4, and her brother, John Patrick, 5, were playing In a six-foot stock of lumber In the yard of their home. They became cold and built a lire, John said. Fanned by wind, the fire trapped Deborah. John escaped with singed hair and eyebrows. The fire was out of control by the time he quit trying lo pul 11 out and called his falher, Richard Houslon Hall. High Winds Do Some Good LOS ANGELES (M — Fred Olus- man, 18, paid his check and wnlked out of n restaurant yesterday holding a $6 bill and three onus. A Kust, of wind whipped the money from his hand. After »n hour of chasing, Olus- imm and there teen-age companions had recovered $0. They were about to tfive up finding the other $2 When Olusnuin spotted another bill. It was n $5 bill llmt someone else apparently hud lost in the wind. i Horse billiards Is the nnmc given to the panie of sKiifHe-board when played on shipboard. 11 Second Phone Call Takes Nine Minutes ST. JOSEPH. Mo. W — The Air Force planned lo make a telephone connection between St. Joseph and Sacramento, Calif., In 11 seconds yesterday but i'l look nine minutes Too many eavesdroppers along the line left keys open and there was a foulup a I the western end, the Air Force said. The call was made to demon- slrale speed in defense communication being Inaugurated between plane spotter filter centers In the two cities. Also it was a contrast with Ihe pony express, started 95 years ago yesterday between St. Joseph and Sacramento. The best pony time was 7 days 17 hours. The Holland Future Farmeri oj America chapter held Its innual father and son banquet in the lunchroom Friday night with their fathers and men t*acher« is guests. The members furnished the fond. During the opening ceremony, guests were introduced. The parliamentary team composed of Cletis Childers, chairman, Junior Bridges, Taylor Kll- burn. Lee Roy Henry, William Walsdrop and Richard Jackson went through Its procedure.' A radio skit by Hooper Potts, Floyd Martin, Keith Little, Larry Waldrop and Mervel Jones was performed, and a film was shown. The parliamentary team and those in the radio skit mentioned above entered contests last week. The radio skit placed first In the FFA's contest on soybean production at Caruthersvllle and the cast will go to the 'llstrict meet at Cape Glrardeau April 22. The parliamentary team placed second in the contests Wedensday at Caruthersvllle. COMMISSIONER'S SALE Nolle! Is hereby Riven that Ihe undersigned Commissioner. In compliance with Ihe tcrnis of the decree rendered by the Chancery Court for Ihe Chlckasawbn District oi Mississippi County, Arkansas, on the 28lh day of February. 1955, wherein H H. Houchlns. et al., were plalniltts. No. 12,833, and Tom A, Little and Ooldle F. Little, et al., were defendants, will sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash on a credit of three months, at the front door of the court house between the hours prescribed by law. in the City of Blylheville, Arkansas, on the 2Glh day of April, 1055, Ihe following described real estate: All of Lot Twenty-one (21) and all of the West Eight (81 Feet of Lot Twenty (20). both in Block Thirty-throe I33J of the Hlythe Addition to the City of Blythevllle. Arkansas. Said sale will be had to satisfy said decree In the sum of »2i),B7ll.(!5 wilh Interest at six per cent (0"'«) per annum from February 28, 1856, until paid and costs. The 'purchaser at said sale will be required to execute bond with approved security to secure the payment of the purchase money, and a lien Will he retained upon said properly as additional security for the payment of such purchase money. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court this the 2nd day of April. 1055. SEAL Commissioner in Chancery GERALDINE LISTON. 4M-11 Wedding plans of Miss Doris Clark of Luxora and Homer Smith, Jr., of Holland, have been completed. The wedding will be solemnized al the Holland Methodist Church, April 17, at 4:00 P.M., with Marvin Nlblack officiating. Mrs. Stanford of Luxora, music teacher of the bride-to-be, will be organlsl and Miss Dlanne Stevens will be soloist. Maid of honor' will he Lyvetta Clark, sister of the bride-elect. Brides-maids will be Dixie Clark, sister, and May Clark, a cousin. Candle-lighters will be Billy Sue Bourland, cousin of the bride, and Phyllis Smith, cousin of the groom. Ann Long will serve as flower jlrl. Bobby Smith will serve his jrother as best man. Ushers are Jerry Haley of Luxora and Plnnell Capehart of Holland. A reception will immediately follow Ihe wedding and will be held In dining-room of the church. In the class tournaments held last week the senior boys and girls both came out the winners over the other classes. The Holland Community Health Council met Monday night in Ihe music room with 12 present. L. N. Kinder presided. Mrs. Charles Cohoon read the minutes and Truman House gave the treasurer's report. Dr. S. B. Beccher from the County Health Office discussed the organisation of a child health conference, or clinic, whose main purpose would be to set up a preschool clinic for the Holland district. It was voted to take advantage of this offer of help from the county office and a committee was appointed to secure women In the community to help with the work. Dr. Bcecher next gave a short discussion on the history of the study ol polio Immunization ar.d slated the necessity of getting or- ganlzed to give the shots If the National Foundation reports that the shots given iast year are successful. Tile report Is to be released during the first weeks of April. During a short business meeting it was voted to keep the same of; fleers to serve another year. Mrs. L. N. Kinder was elected polio chairman for the council. , The Holland Woman's Society for Christian Service met Wednesday afternoon at the Methodist Church With nine members and one guest, Mrs. W. Owen, present. The program consisted of a discussion of the book, "Christianity and Wealth." with Mdmes. L. Kindor, G. Crews. H. Smith, Charles Cohoon, L. Willern taking parts. There were 21 children ouf of 50 second graders that went to church or Sunday School Sunday. Eleven molhers and 10 fathers managed to RDt there. Open Air Sandals — SICILY. for the caster season cH'qhHui oMflM come^ early o'j'inq ff-.e daffodils to show the,r faces too. Daredevil pai- ent ma^fis If debut In the dis- appearing shoo thrtt shows more of your pretty foot to best .ad- vantage. Onfy Valentine pares patent so penociiy! Dora the spring days to hurry on , . , wear daredevil patents now! ^valentine Spring's New Pink and Black Patent rev* SNOI iron Uif Our Convenient Layaway Plan the Holland vicinity. Mrs. James E. Cohoon. entered Chickasawba Hospital Friday for treatment of high blood pressure. Her condition Is improved but she expected to remain in the hospital this week. Mr. and Mrs. George Hall of Cape Girardeau were weekend visitors !n the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Slaten. Mrs. S. J. Workman returned home Saturday after spending the week with Mr. and Mrs. I. L. Z o h n e r of Portagevllle, who brought her home. Later, Mr. Zohner visited his mother, Mrs. Iva Samford, and Mrs. Zohner went shopping at Blythevllle. Mrs. Ed Hampton, daughter, Tonl Hose, niece, Genlse Swanson, and aunt.. Mrs. Grace Thompson, were In Memphis Monday, The Junior class will present a play, "No Bride for the Groom," on Friday night, April 8, In the Holland auditorium. The cast includes Patsy Majors, Hugh James, Wanda Samford, Ann Neal, Taylor Kllburn, Blllle Faye Brinkle, Richard Jackson, Mary Jo Hampton, Martha Bailey, William Waldrop, Mary Sue Robert- Announcement, is made of the marriage of Audrey I'Anson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. I'Anson of Blackpool, England, to A2/c Wayne H. Oestring, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Woods of Memphis, and grandson of Mr and Mrs. Norman Hicks of Holland. The wedding was held at the Methodist Church at Hernando, Miss.. March 24, with W. S. Me- Lllllly, minister, officiating. The groom is slalloned at Travis AFE in California. Out of town guests at the reception were Mr. and Mrs. Homer A. Smith and son. 6 . Gobby and Homer, Jr., of Holland. son and Mary Ann Biggs. Mrs. Mick Is the director. Read Courier News Classified Ad«. Boll clothespins lor a few minutes in salt water U> toughen them against splitting and to keep them from freezing to wet clothe*. Pyramid Offers The Best Hospital-Medical Plan POPLAR BLUFF, MO. "I to help meet the expenses ot wish to express my sincere hospital and medical bills you appreciation to the Pyramid ' should get all the facts on th« Life Insurance Co. for the!Pyramid Plan. We have pr*. manner in which my claim for my daughter's injury was handled. I received a check for pared an informative booklet on this type of insurance which should help you decide what nanuiea. i rcctiveu « uuc(-^ iwi ~..~-— — f j — —---- -$96.00, which was $8.00 more you need. Send to Pyramid than the expenses we in-1Life Insurance Co., 727 Mm- curred. The Pyramid Plan truly is wonderful coverage. I stand ready to recommend the Pyramid Plan to any prospective person interested in nesota Avenue, Kansas City 1, Kansas, for ypur fre« copy of "What You Should Know About Health, and Accident Insurance" Pyramid's liberal hospital, medical and accident | protection at low cost can protection." So writes Mr. E. mean security and peace of J. White of Rt. 1, Box 94. It you do not have insurance Get the facts today. mind to you and your family. Mrs. G. C. Wilson received word last week of the death of her brother-in-law, Guy (Red) Wilson, who died of a heart attack in Pc- oria, 111. Services and interment were at Peorla. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Crews were called to Rector, last Wednesday because of the, death of Mrs, Seay, Mrs. Crew's mother, who died early that morning after more than a year's illness from brain tumor. A daughter, Deborah Ann, 0 pounds, was born last Monday morning afc Chickasawba Hospital to Mr. find Mrs. Charles Malcolm Hicks. Mrs. Hicks is the former Miss Bobble Sue Crawford. Mrs. Herman Swanson and daughter, Genese, mid nephew. Seaman Gene Pinkston drove from Flint, Mich., Friday to spend several days with Mrs. Maude Richard and Mrs. Grace Thompson. Also visiting in the Richard home, Sunday, were Mrs. 0. H. Pinkston. Mrs. Paul McNally imd children oi Hnyti. Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Kammer of Normandy, near St. Louis, spty.: (he weekend visiting Mr. and Mrs. Jos Lester and other relatives in KEEP WATCHING THIS PAGE FOR *••• Building Slain Roads of Csncrafe Will Save Millions in Arkansas Every citizen has a viial stake in building main roads that meet civil and defense traffic needs. You want safe roads. You want roads pfproved economy because you pay for them with license fees, gas and oiher motor vehicle [axes. Most main roads are concrete. Of the most heavily-traveled road sections in the U.S. 92 per cent is concrete. Some of this pavement has been resurfaced but it's the rigid concrete slab that still carries the load. Most of America's heavily- traveled turnpikes also lire concrete. Main roads should be built of concrete. It's the safest, most economical pavement. Concrete's light color reflects up to four times more light than dark pavements. You see objects on the road sooner, (hus £ct more time to slow down or stop. 1]you can't lee, ycz ran't be t,ije! Concrete has a gritty surface texture .that enables you to stop fast tQ emergencies without skidding, even in wet weather. Concrete is free from hazardous ruts, washboard ripples and raveled edges. Concrete is moderate in first cost yet can b« designed accurately for any load—and will ktcp that load-carrying capacity for life. It costs less to maintain than other pavements, according to official state highway department records. It lasts longei; engineers now know how to build concrete roads that will serve 50 years or more. Moderate first cost-flow maintenance expense -(-long life = fo»' annual cat, or savings of millions of dollars for taxpayers. Safety and •conomy. Two k!g reotonf why oil our mam roadf should b« b«i/f of toncrttt. PORTLAND CEMENT ASSOCIATION 916 FAILS BUILDING, MEMPHIS 3, TENNESSIE A national organization i« imjifovi and ixlend the usis of porllond umtnl and coikitle Ihioujli Kimtifk riMoich and engineiring fold work

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