The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 25, 1955 · Page 2
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PAGE TWO BLTTmEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAT, APRIL 25, 1955 Publishers Express Faith in Handling Of Formosa Problem NEW YORK (AP) — A number of (he nation's leading publishers interviewed here yesterday say they have faith in President Eisenhower's handling of the Formosa crisis. The publishers also snld, they be-* lieve the United State* should not become involved in a war over the offshore islands of Queinoy and Matsu. Some publishers, however, advised a "tough stand" on the issue. A majority of the publishers said they favor talks with the Chinese Communists on the Par Eastern crisis but advised caution, The publishers were interviewed by the New York Times and the New York Herald Tribune aa they arrived for Newipaper Week, which opens today. Most of, the publishers reported a continuing popularity ol President Eisenhower In their respective areas and a healthy economic picture. Most of the publishers interviewed on the Issue felt that former President Truman's remark that the press had given the El- senhower administration a "cloik of protection" was without bnsis. On the Formosa crisis, some of the publishers offered these views: Palmer Hoyl, publisher of the Denver Post—We take a dJm view of any cavalier defense of Qucmoy and Matsu. There Is considerable wonderment about them. We wonder how important they are, but trust in Ike's judgment. William Block, publisher of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—My personal opinion is that Quemoy and Matsu are not strategic to either Formosa or the United States. The only reason for defending them i« to keep the free world from falling back. I endorse Sen. George's speech .suggesting that we sit down and talk with our allies and then with Chou. But we ought to gel concessions on the American prisoners In China before, we talk." Norman Chandler, president of the Los Angeles Times, suld it was "sound and proper" to talk with the Chinese Communists. George T. Cameron, publisher of the San Francisco Chronicle, siilcl he Is in favor of a conference with the Red Chinese but added he personally docs not think It would "get anywhere." John S. Knight, president of the Knight Newspapers that Include newspapers in Akron, Miami. Detroit, Chicago and Charlotte, N.C.. •aid he doubts that a war will break out in the Far East. ' "I think the President is handling the situation with great wisdom. I don't agree with those who •ay he ought to dnfine what he IB going to do sharply for everyone to know, because on certain delicate situations you have to play ft. little bit by ear," he said. Trolley Sparks Fool Passengers TOKYO (/P) — Two piuMcnRcrs Jumped to conclusions last nifiht and ttien Jumped through the window of a moving streetcar. At a hospital where t hey were treated for minor injuries, Hiroyukl Shlina. 33, and Mrs. Kiku HlRUchi, 80, said they thought a shower oi eparks caused by a short circuit WM a fire in the crowded cur. DEVOUHED DEAD The practice of devouring dend kinsfolk wns considered the most reEpectable method of disposing of their remains by some cnnnt- bal tribes, according to the Encyclopedia Brilannica. NEW STAMP- A new stamp issued by Turkey honors the late President Kemal Ataturk, who is called the "Father oi Modern Turkey." The stamp ii one of a series of four commemorating the 40th anniversary of the disastroui attempt by the Allies to force their way into the Dardanelles In 1816. Ataturk Is shown in the uniform of a colonel. STURDY 8PAKKERB A Spark plug must give 1000 to 2000 sparks a minute in 1500-de- grec temperature and withstand explosive pressure us high us BOO pound. 1 ; to the square inch. OSCEOLA NEWS By B«Uy« Nellt SUrr Mr. and Mra. Faber White spent the weekend In Conway where they visited Mr. White's mother, Mrs. Walter White. Mr. and Mrs. Leo Oliver left Thursday for Los Angeles after a visit here with Mrs. Oliver's mother, Mrs. Harry Cowan,, and her brother, Aubrey Cowan. Mrs, Oliver In the former Miss Mary Belle Cownn. Mrs. Billy Frnizer was hostess to her bridge club Friday. All members were present. Spring flowers were used to decorate the new home of Mrs. Frazier. The members of the four-table bridge club were entertained Thursday by Mrs. Joe. Cromer. Strawberry sundae.* and caramel cnke were served preceding the bridge games. Arrangements of rainbow colored tulips were used through the Cro- mcr home. Mrs, J L. Ward won high score, Mrs. Ed Quinn won second and bridge was won by Mrs. Spencer Driver, Mrs. D. P. Clarke. Mrs. Alec Wiley, Mrs. Coleman Howerton and daughters spent the weecknri In Mississippi. Miss Sylvia Ellas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Ellas, wag one of the 14 students to receive the CWE and B honor at the University of Mississippi during the post week. Miss Ellas Is a freshman at the Pogo Stick Champ COLUMBUS, Ohio. W—And now •the world's champion pogo slick hopper. Eleven - year,-old Charles Cook III claimed that title today with the statement: "I've pogo- stuck 2.153 times without slopping He snid he had wltsnesses to back him up. Comparative records were not available. Read Courier News Classified Adi. BRANDS LUMBER Then You'll ow It's Dry and Well anufactured Thol'i because the SPlB Grade-Mark can only be used on lumber thai has been dried and icasonad according to official Grading Rules. And because the name FORDYCE, ilamped on lumber, it a pledge to you that this old, ettablished company stands iquarely behind ils quality. Remember, too, thai FHA and VA insured loan conduction requirti Grade-Marked lumbar Your Dealer Can Supply You LUMBER COMPANY FORDYCE, ARKANSAS FORT SMITH, ARK., GIRL WINS $1,000 LION OIL SCHOLARSHIP 15 Other Award Winners In Arkansas EL DORADO, ARK., APRIL 25 —Cnrol GriiTee, 17-ycar-nld senior at Fort Smith Senior High Schnol. Fort Smith. Ark., is the winner of a $1,000 college scholarship in the current Lion Oil Student Essay Contest. This is the thira" student contest of the Ifi,i4-5f> school yi ir and all ess;iys were on the subject. "How To Be A Good Citizen." Carol is the daughter of Mrs. John GriiTee, a widow who tcache.s third grade in South Fort Smith Elementary School- The winner had given up hope of attending college, and had made arrange ments for employment following graduation in May. Now she plans to enter Lindenwood .College for Women, St. Charles. Mo., for one year, then complete her college work at the University of Missouri, studying journalism. Carol has entered every Lion Oil Scholarship contest since she was a sophomore, and previously had won a $25 Award. She rewrote her $1,000 prize-winninji ossay 18 time* before submitting it. She k editor of the Fort Smith Grizzly, high school newspaper; president of the Fort Smith Junior Red Cross; and has boon voted "Most Likely To Succeed" by the student body of hw school. MiM Hazel Prcsson, senior English and journalism teacher, served M Carol's teacher-sponsor, thus earning a $300 cash award. Miss Presson previously sponsored another winner in the high school student division of the Lion .Oil Scholarship Program-Normn Sue Roop, who won a $1,000 scholarship In 19il. Mist Presson has also sponsored ten student-winners of |2fi Cuh M*r!t Award*. Mr. R. Earl Farrnworth, school principal, received |l*» to be used for the purchase of books for the fort ftttlUi Hi*to Sctoooi library. > Carol Grillt Tennessee Girl Is Winner Betty Boswell, 18-yenr-old senior at Millington Central High School, Millinpton, Tcnn., is winner of n $1.000 Lion Oil College Scholarship in Zone "B" She plans to attend Vassar her first year, then complntc her colleRe work at Vnnderbilt University. Nashville. She would like a career ns a fiction writer. Mintaippi Hoy Win* Robert B. Dodge, 17-year-old senior at Tupelo Senior High School. Tupelo. Miss., won a $1,000 scholarship in Xonc "C". He plans to attend Vanderbilt University, Nashville, where he will study Business Administration. McrK Award Winnrn-Zonr "A" Arkansas winners of $25 Merit Awards in Zone "A" are; Flossy Bullock. Fairvlcw Hifih School, (Cnmden); JaY-que Davis. Brinkley High School; Lois Ann Siemon, North Little Rock High School; Billy Mann, Carlisle HiRh School; Jo Ann Ashley. Reiser Hifih School; Rano Dakar, Gillham Hi«h School; Billio Anrc Beaumont Newpnrt High School: Phyllis Ann Keener Earl* High School; Rulhie Oobson. Grndy High School; Mi.rgie McCann. Burton High Schuol; Mabel Kong. Forrest City Ilifjh School; Betty Nunn, Danville Hifth School; Penrlie Mae Phillips. Lewisville Colored Hixh School; Taylor Prowiu, McGehce Mich School; Wandii Webb. Jasper Hijih School. JiiKper. Ark. ' Judges of the contest were: Dr. Ben Hilbun, President. Mississippi State College, and two members of Ills faculty: Professor John K. Bettcrsworth. hend of the department of history and government, and T. T. Brnckin, professor of English at the college. L»»l Content at School Year This is the final contest in th« series of Lion Oil Scholarship Awards for the current school year. The Lion Oil Company expresses iU thanks to the thousnndi of Southern educators, teachers and students who did so much to make the 1954-5.1 Scholarship Program n success. The final contest of this school year brought more entries than any previous Lion Oil Scholarship contest since the Lion Oil Scholarship Fund wns established in 1950. Why Fund Was Established Lion Oil Company is an integral part of the South, employing more than 2,900 persons, who receive annually over $16,500,000 in wagei and other employee benefits. Lion manufactures more than 60 petroleum products which keep Ihe wheels of Southern industry, transportation and agriculture spinning. Lion's nitrogen forti- izers enrich the soil or Southern farms.,, help Southern farmcrt produce more and bolter crops. The Director of the Lion Qil Scholarship Fund snys, "We believe In the South .,. arc enpfr to assist its sons nnd dau^hters-our food neighbors." university. Miss Mary Ann Grain flew home over the weekend from New York, where .she is attending Katherine Clbbs Business College. She will return within the next week. Miss Virginia Florida entertained Friday with a one o'clock luncheon followed by cunasta. Seated at the table were Mrs. D. Qhlendorf. Mrs, A. F. Williams, Mi.s.s Blanche Cleere, Mrs. 'V. C, Colbert, Mrs. J. W. Whitworth, Mrs. W. C. Mason, Mra. J. B. Strlckling, Mrs. Spencer Driver, Mrs. J. A .Pigs, Mrs. Frank White of Memphis and Mrs. Bettye Nellc Starr. Yellow tulips and white Dutch iris In cut glass boWls and pitchers adorned the tables In the living room. In the games of canasta, Mrs. Williams won a. hand painted tray, Miss Cleere was awarded cards for low and Mrs. White, who Is a guest in the Florida home, was presented summer jewelry. Mr. p.nd Mrs. Spencer Driver drove to Memphis Frldny afternoon and returned home Sunday. Mr, and Mrs. J. B. Strickling were in Memphis for the day Thursday, Their son, Johnny, student at Memphis State, m«t them for dinner. Mr, and Mrs. Andrew Florida, Mr. and Mrs. E. M, Rtdcllff s.nd Mr. and Mrs, George Florida are in Miami »itending sn insurance convention. The ROTC Glee Club and band from Memphis State were at the University . of Miami recently where two boys from Osceola participated in the events, Johnny Strickling and Wade Qulnn, Jr. They returned on Sunday and were met in Memphis by Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Strickling and Miss Linda Davis, The group drove back to Osceola and the two boys visited home folks over the weekend. Mrs. Godfrey White and Mrs. Frank Williams were hostesses Wednesday for luncheon at the home of Mrs. White. The occasion was the regular meeting of Chapter 0, PEG sisterhood. Mrs. George Snyder of Charlotte, N. C., was f guest. Early spring blossoms decorated Mrs. White's country home. home of Mist Ltvenatein. Mrs. Tal Toqgate entertained her Town and Country CinasU Club Thursday at her borne for a one o'clock luncheon. Garden flowers centered the din- Ing table and the entertainment room. All members were present. Dr. O«o»ff* COM and Hubert Reed of Leachville spent the weekend at Dr. Cone's lodge on Bear Creek. All. members were present when Mrs. Max Hart WHS hostess to her bridge club Friday. A dessert plate was served upon arrival of the guests. Narcissi and tulips were used to decorate the small tablet In the living room. Mrs. Claude Lloyd and daughter, Suaznne, were Memphis visitor a Friday. Allen Starr, student at Ole Miss, spent the weekend at home. Club 17 met with Miss Bebe Lev enstein Thursday evening. Pie am coffee preceded the bridge games Mrs. William Bard Edrlngton was the only guest. High score wa awarded to Mrs. .Billy Ayres. Mrs R, H Mearg won second am bridgo went to Mrs. Jim Hyatt. White narcissi decorated yot/tve/ftM extra catt ?VV ...wW" •**•* **+"* SOUTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE CO. THEATRE On W. Main St. In Blytheville [=Phone 3-1621 Weekdays Show Starts 7:00 p. m.—Sat. & Sun. 1:00 p. m. The Finest in Cinemascope Presented in High-Fidelity Optical Sound! 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