THURSDAY, APRIL 21,1958 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER VSWI PAGE THXEA San Jacinto Memorial Marks the Defeat Of A Sleeping General B> BRUCE HENDERSON SAN JACINTO MONUMENT, Tex. (AP) — One afternoon 119 years ago today a general took a siesta — and Mexico lost an empire. HOLLAND NEWS By Mr*. Voris Workman A band of Texans jumped the general and whipped his army. The story should interest not only Texans. It's important to folks in Arizona. New Mexico, California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado. Their states became part these United States, because of the battle of San Jacinto. Things had gone badly for Texas that spring of 1836 in its fight for independence from Mexico. On March 6 the garrison at Alamo Mission in San Antonio had been massacred by the legions of Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. "Napoleon of West" Santa Anna, the "Napoleon of the West," swept east and camped at the junction of the San Jacinto Elver and Buffalo Bayou—22 miles east of Houston. On the afternoon of April 21, as Santa Anna took his siesta and his force of 1.600 squatted confidently behind their breastworks, General Sam Houston's army—outnumbered 2 to 1—charged. It must tank with history's most vicious and surprising attacks. Shrieking "Remember the Alamo." the Texans routed the Mexicans in 13 minutes—killing some 630, wounding 280 and capturing 730. Texan casualties 1 Two dead, 23 wounded. Santa Anna was captured. Texas had independence, nd nine years later joined the union. But the nexation of Texas touched off the U. S.-Mexican War of! Mexico broke off relations with the United States and laid a claim Actress Held For Child's Death Found Insane CHICAGO (to — A criminal court jury yesterday found insane an ac- tiess who was accused of killing her 3-year-old (laughter with sleeping pills. A psychiatrist testified she had a "live year history o! drug addiction." The actress, Mrs. Lola Kathryn DeWitt. 26, was accused of causing the death of the child. Fancy Stewart, by giving her an overdose of sleeping'pills last February. , Mrs. DeWitt played in "Pajama Tops" in its recent Chicago run. Dr. William H. Haines, director of the Cook County Behavior Clinic, said Mrs. DeWitt was addicted to dope and was commitable to the state mental hospital. $30,000 Fire At Morrilton MORRILTON, Ark. Ifl — Flames swept through, the top floor of a building here yesterday damaging a hotel and two offices. Damage was expected to exceed $30,000. The upper floor of the J. L. Dorsey building was gutted by flames. Cause of the fire was undetermined. F. A, HoweU estimated damage to office equipment in his type- wrtier agency at $8,000. to Texas. The United States won the war and in a treaty signed Feb. 2 : 1848, Mexico ceded that part of the present United Stales west if Texas and the Louisiana Purchase and south of Oregon. The United States paid Mexico 15 million dollars. Simple ceremonies today marked the anniversary of the battle of San Jacinto, The crowd was expected to outnumb-r the 700 to 800 men responsible for the holiday—who awakened a sleeping general.. Fire Destroys Negro School WARREN. Ark. '#)—A Negro elementary school near the business district here was destroyed by fire yesterday. School Supt. Perry Herring estimated the loss at $23,000. He said he thought the blaze was caused by defective wiring. The two-story, frame building was empty when fire swept it be fore dawn. The roof was fallini in when firemen arrived. At four o'clock Saturday afternoon Mrs. Johnnie Nichols had eight of her Holland and Steele piano students for & recital at her studio in Steele where parents and friends attended. Students participating were Dei anna Nichols, Nancy Smith, Barj bara Proctor, George A. Thomp- j son, Martha Bailey, Judy Potts, Brenda Raines and Toni Rose Hampton. Magistrate Sam Corbet t was guesi speaker at Parent-Teachers meeting Tuesday alternoon where he explained legitimate procedure for par-ents of children involved in law violations.' His subject on delinquency among youth, contributing causes and prevention, was well received by ils audience. Election of officers had the following ''esults: Mrs. C.letus Bailey, president; Mrs. V. M. Jones, vice president and outgoing president; treasurer, Mrs. Andrew Jenkins. An active organization since its formation three years ago, increasing interest is evident by a growing membership and attendance. An hour and a half long film was viewed by a large audience Thursday night at the Methodist Church when "Our Bible and How It Came To Us" was shown by George Williams of Braggadocio and Rev Marvin Niblack. The film, beginning with the origin and early writings of the apostles, showed how the Bible was copied by hand. Marianne Plant Contract Let MARIANNA, Ark. WJ—A Contract to build a $100,000 clothing factory here has been awarded to a Marianna firm. The contract was awarded to Jennings and Samuel. Work is expected to begin immediately. Two hundred persons will be employed at the plant. , To be known as the Marianna Manufacturing Co . the factory will manufacture men's dress pants. It will be a subsidiary of a 6t. Louis, Mo. manufacturer. Memphis Low Would Help LA LOS ANGELES '/Pi — This city's drivers have been told that if they'd shut.up, they'd live longer, A Memphis physician, Dr. Duane Carr. estimated that Los Angeles ' traffic deaths cculd be cut 50 per, cent by outlawing the sounding ol i auto horns. : Addressing a one-day symposium j on clinical medicine and surgery ; yesterday, Dr, Carr added: [ "In Memphis we passed such an j ordinance some 15 years ago, anfl \ our traffic accidents dropped 50 per j cent in no time. The lack of horns j means that we- have to look where \ ue are ^oing, and not. pass another; car unless we know it is safe." i Work, Sleep, Play In Comfort Without Nagging Backache NnEfrtnjj bncknchp, loss of pep nnd cnerBTi headaches and dizziness may he due to slowdown of kidney function. Doctors eny Rood ki<!ney function is very important to Rood health. When BOIDP everyday condition, such as E trees and strain, causes this important function to elow down, many folks suffer na(t- Kinc hncknche-feel miserable. Minor bladder irritations due In cold or wrong diet, may cause cGUins up nights or f rsquent passaRes, Don't neglect your kidneys if these conditions bother you. Try Doan'a Pills-a mild diuretic. Used successfully hy millions for over 50 years. It's amazing how many times Daan'fi Rive happy relief from these discomforts-help the IS miles of kidney tubes and filters flush out waste. Get Dean's Pilla todayl First uapiusi srmuiary to DC opened west of the Alleghenics was started at Covirgton, Ky, in 1835. RADIATOR WORK • Boiled Out • Repaired • Flo Tested • Re-cored ALL WORK GUARANTEED •GROVER'S RADIATOR WORKS 50« Cl Lakt Ave. Pho 3-6981 Now You Can See CARL D. BRAKNUM For That Good M. F. A. Mutual Insurance Auto — Truck — School Bus Farmer's and Personal Liability General Liability—Workmen's Compensation Fire — Farm Equipment Hospital and Surgical Benefits Insurance Protection No Assessments—No Membership Fees—Quick Nation-Wide Service—Low Rales—Renewal Dividends. Carl D. Brannum 2301 W. Rose St. Phone PO 3-8896 Sunday was the 77th birthday of Mrs. Clara Edwards, who was made happy by the presence of her five children, Carter Edwards of Groves, Ofcla., Roy Edwards of Pascola, Mrs. Myrl Stewart of Cooler, Mrs. Hazel Samlord of Samford Community and Mrs. Don Lutes of Blytheville. Among her gifts was a complete interior decorating of her five- room home. On a short, visit from Haines City, Pla., Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Goggans and daughter, Jackie, former Holland and Steele residents, were here Sunday and Monday with Mrs. Goggans' father and sister, E. Abney and Betty Abney of Steele. and Mr. and Mrs. Elton Goggans. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Coleman and children, accompanied by Mrs. Nat Nunnery, were in St. Louis over the week-end with Mr. Coleman's mother, Mrs. Fern Coleman. Mrs, Nunnery was & guest at Mrs. Jean Bookers. Clyde Collins is home with his mother, Mrs. Freddie Collins. He was discharged earlier this month after two years army services at Camp Polk, La.. Fort Bragg, N C., and Fort Riley, Kans. Having spent the winter months in Miami, Fla., with her daughter. Mrs. Bill Erickson. Mr. Erickson I and grandson, Bill, Jr.. Mrs | Grace Edwards arrived home early last week. Another Miami visitor, Mrs. Voris Workman, arrived by plane Tuesday after a visit with her mother, Mrs. Myrtle Scott, and sister, Mrs, Helen Kullman. Delmar Reid is a patient at i Campbell's Clinic in Memphis, where he is being treated for spinal arthritis. A high school senior and outstanding athlete, he has been under local care for several weeks. Visiting him during confinement were his parents. Mr, and Mrs. Carl Reid; a brother, Larry, Columbia University student, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Hester and his wife, Mrs. Tubby Reid, who remained through the week-end. Mrs. Garvin Wilson accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Paui Casey and family of Kennett to Memphis from Thursday through Sunday where they were houseguests of the William Wilson family. Added to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Coleman Threatte is a baby girl, Diana Lee, born April 10th at Methodist Hospital in Memphis This is their fourth child. Mr. and Mrs. Gervls Capps and daughter, Maria, were In Memphis overnight Thursday. Still improving after recent treatment at Chickasawba Hospital, Mrs. Nannie Porter"s guests Sunday included Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Tolar of Tiptonville, Tenn. Also in her home is her granddaughter, little Raye Lavonne Kinkade, of Memphis. Mr. and Mrs. Norman Hicks continues improving, recent medical checks reveal. He has a heart condition, Mrs. Hicks a bronchial disorder. They live just south of town. Mrs. Mollie Booker was a visitor STOP THAT ITCH IN JUST 15 MINUTES, Aftfr usinjt pleaiant-lo-apply 1TCH- SIR-NOT for any externally caused Itch, you MUST bf pleasrd or your ]Qc hack at any drug store, Today at Klrby Bros. Drug Co. lowest price ever! a fully automatic MAY TAG on iy229 95 See the Thrifty Maytag Fills, rinses, spins, shuts off automatically! WaterLevel Control. Takes full loads. So easy to buy on the easiest payment plan in town! ADAMS APPLIANCE CO., Inc. Oldest Appliance Dealer in Mississippi County J. W. Adams, Owner 206-08 \V. MAIN PHONE 2-2071 Can your house BURN OUT? NOBLE GILL AGENCY GLENCOE BLDG. 3-6868 Closer Negro-White Association Is Aim of Southern Church Group at Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cain's near Hayli Saturday and Sunday. Mrs. Booker recently returned from Flint, Mich., where she spent several months at Mr. and Mrs. Harold Crawford's. Sunday dinner guests at the Noble Northerns wore Mr. and Mrs. Claude Jennings nun Mr, and Mrs. Leroy Nickels of Steele. Mrs. Mary Shewey tins been with her daughter, Mrs. Lavada Norrid. in Haytl for a few days. Having received earlier this year, much better. Mrs. del! Waiarop Lawrence Stivers are major surgery Mrs. Norrid is and Mrs. recovering from Injuries sustained last week in an automobile collision in Steele. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Neal and daughter and son, Ann and Robert, are at home In their new residence ai 608 Missouri St., in Blytheville which they lately purchased. Mr. Neal operates the Standard Oil station at the Arkansas-Missouri State line where he will continue his services, ATLANTA WV-Closer Association of white and Negro members is the objective of the Southeast Convention of Congregational Christian Churches. The convention Tuesday adopted a statement or policy, urging all of Us member churches "to use every opportunity they can find" to engage m "interracial institutes, workshops and other religious activities." The policy statement also requested the convention's board of home missions to consider the establishment of interracial churches "in areas where than* is possibility ot their being successful." 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