The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 5, 1953 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, August 5, 1953
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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 1953 BLYTHRVILLE (AKK.) COURIER NEWS PACK THREB OSCEOLA NEWS .. .C. W. (Curley) Pugh. . .for youth, a place to go, .. Stranger Sells Osceola on Good Idea: Youth. Recreation Center A stranger selling a new idea to old timers in Osceola is indeed a rarity, even though the idea is catching on all over our nation. We read nbout it in the newspapers and Blick inagavanes and .agree what a wonderful thing it would be for the youth of our town but that it-just- Wouldn't-work-here. idea. Things began to take shape when the equipment started rolling in. There is a great need, however, to furnish a lounge to make it more appealing to some of the youngsters. A television set heads the list and by the way, if anyone is interested in helping toward buying a set, make your contribution either to A man, Curley Pugh (C. W. on Curley or to me and we'll get that his business stationery) who has I set for those kids. had years .of experience in working j Probably some think everybody's with youth both in the North, and South, started a one-man crusade to get a recreation center started in Osceola. With opposition on every side, he decided to free-lance the project and if that didn't work, Osceola just wasn't the town .where he wanted to bring up his two children, Clifford, Jr., and Lydia. With that determination, he began to take it seriously. A building he had passed for a him — the old got a television set but there are some children who come to the center night after night who have coal oil lamps at home and televisions won't run on coal oil, and the children — like mine and yours — want just what they see others have. A radio is needed, and more chairs are essential. All of these things will have to come from donations as this is a money-making project but is being conducted- by a man who is taking his own time to put it. over, and after talking with month kept facini_ community, house — that no one ( _ ^ Bfemed to want. It was just a white i him for a couple of hours, I found Elephant left over from WPA days, j be will not be defeated. But it is up It was being tossed around from one ! to every citizen of Osceola, whether organization to the other until the school board bought it. Things kept turning over in Cur- they have children or not, to help support it. Once a thing is started the worst ley's head until finally he ap-|pnrt is over, but it will die a nat- proached Superintendent Prank jural death unless parents are in- Ganders and told him he would like ! terested in keeping their children to make use — and good use —- of j off the streets at night. Children the vacant building. The place was of all ages seek entertainment and [deal for a youth center. it can easily be the wrong kind. It was large enough to take care Quoting our city policeman, Jake of 500 children of all ages. Mr. San- i Thrnilkill, he said in the month the dcrs, being in the position he is in youth center has been fn operation,' and with four small children of his own, was more enthusiastic in the project so he took it up with the school board and they gave Curley i permission to use- the building. j AS IN EVERYTHING, money was needed to buy equipment so Curley went to Mayor Ben P. Butler, with j an-Itemized list of the things need- < ed to open the center. The total > amount was S192.60. Curley went out i of the mayor's office with the check, i An unoccupied building needs a [ lot of cleaning up. When Curley j with a bucket and mop brigade of j youngsters rolled up their sleeves ' the old building took on a new look. ' The nest thing was to get a civic , organization behind it, so Dr. L. D. ' Massey, president of the Khvanis Club, was contacted. L. D. has a tender spot in his heart where the '• youth of our community is concerned. He was immediately sold on the he has had absolutely no trouble what so ever with the white children of Osceola—which brings us to the point of starting one for the Negro youth of Osceola. CURLEY and Melvin Lapides are working toward that now. There is no reason in the world, the two said, for any juvenille delinquency in a town that spells progressive , with a capital P. The children of J our town are our future business j people, city officials, school teach- l ers and perhaps a minister or two, j and the time to start making good is while they are young. Environment is the foundation for better citizens and a child who is kept busy doing the things they like to do and are taught to do will lessen trouble in later years, "A community need not be a big one." Curley said. "The same need is there, whether in a one-horse town or a thriving metropolis, and children are the same the world over. This is a big undertaking and it gets bigger night after night and one man to handle it and see that it is being run ao, cording to Hoyle, requires an as- 1 sistant," Curly said, "but it will j have to come from volunteers like ' any charity organiaztion with out pay the compensation comes when you know how much pleasure the children get. "Money to me," continued Curley "is secondary. I do not get any salary for what I'm trying hard to , a go of, and neither do I ex-' STARR GAZING Gosh, I love weddings! The other fellow's, that is; and I know the wedding of Vivian Taylor and Ffiul David Foster is going to be beautiful—couldn't help but be, with such a lovely bride. If I can zip my last year's dress, I'll be sitting on the side line, if I can borrow a 1ml and can get my gloves mended find my Sunday shoes don't pinch too bad. Bright saying in the fjrnndma department: My four-year-Old gvaiul- 011. has taken a big fancy to looking under niy trees for bird feathers the's even got me doing it; they will do ihiit to you). We were up town and I stopped to pick up a hit if f niton of ice cream for him to take _ home. He forgot to thank me, so I asked him the ol<j worn out routine question. "Whatcha gonna say?" With a bird feather in one hand and the ice cream in the other, he an- wered "Sank ya for the bird fejnth- er." Oh well, I thought it was cute -—natch. On August 5, 1858, the first Atlantic cable was completed but it was only successful for a month when service had to be suspended. A second cable, placed in service eifjht years later lasted about 13 years before it had to be replaced. Pulton tested the first steamboat oh the Seine on Aug. 9. 1803. The first test of the "Clermont" was on Aug. 9. four years later. A drunk walked into an open elevator shaft and fell three 'stories. He stood up, brushed himself off, adjusted his hat and said "Dammit, I said, 'Up!'" can citizen and it hurts. Wearing a shoe on the other foot never did feel comfortable. A young drafter wrote his mother and said, "About that straw that broke the camel's back, I'm sleeping: on it." On the Social Side... Definition of family tree: the onlj tree whose branches seek the shelter of its roots. According to the FBI, car theft has leaped 21 per cent in two year Auto thefts now average 540 daily A hint to car owners—drop your business or calling card down a window panel or scratch your initials in an inconscicious place—that wil make it easy to identify your car if stolen and recovered. Well, look who's talking. Headline in recent newspaper: " Seeking Relief from Tax on His Memoirs." That's the best joke oi the year. He is seeking a tax ruling to permit him to spread income from his memoirs over a period of years and thus lessen.his tax burden. He's beginning to see what it means to be just a plain old Ameri- pect any but I do wish there were more fathers and.mothers interested to the point where they would make an effort to donate a few hours a month at the center. "The school board is to be thanked for letting us use the building and for having the grass cut week- SEE STRANGER ON I'AGE 9 equipment SALE! get $ 30 $ 20 TRADE-IN TRADE-IN TRADE-IN on your old heating appliance with purchas« of automatic NEW FLOOR FURNACE or GAS WALL HEATER (LIMITED TIME) fV| </\DOWN PAYMENT 4 * loc 1 0 0 months to pay Halsell & White Furniture Company ll.'i S. Division Phone 6096 { A Act now and save money on your Natural Gas installation. Good weather cuts down on labor costs. Puts you dollars ahead on your initial installation, and helps you start saving on your fuel bill that much sooner. Let us tell you how you can make additional savings by installing your Natural Gas piping during the month of August ... be- fore the fall rush season gets under way. ? 0 We'll make a free estimate on your Natural Gas installation . . . right to the penny ... without obligation to you. £ We'll finance the entire job and allow you 12 to 36 months to pay. Call us today and find out how our easy-payment plan wil) help you enjoy the many advantages of Natural Gas without any delay. A Act now ... save money ... with Natural Gas. Ark-Mo Power Co. I've seen huts made out of about everything but never did I see one made out of a ruffled plastic apron until I saw an old neuro woman shuffling down the .street wearing a hat out of said apron. I took close cognizance, to give my fashion- minded readers a preview of what can be done with, etc, etc. She first covered Her frcshlly plaited-wrap- peri-wlih-raus head'with the apron which featured u ruffled brim which shaded her eyes perfectly. then the strings in the back with a bis flat bow. Never let it be said it doesn't take ingenuity to create a hat. Every rich man hits usually some sly way of inking, which would mnke no great figure were he not a rich man. No man is useless while he has a friend- Youth is wholly experimental. You're an old timer if you can remember when you were taught to speak when you were spoken to- remember being told that as child? A cart-load of pasteurized milk for babies at four o'clock in the morning represents more service to civilization that a cartful of money nn the way to the vaults of a bank five hours later. The people whom the sons and daughters find ifc hardest to understand are the fathers and mothers, but young people can get on very well with the grandfathers and grandmothers. The years by themselves do not make a place historic, it is the men who give the color or history to a place by their deeds there or by merely having lived there. Famous remarks are very seldom quoted correctly. Give* Birthday Party Mrs. Autcn Chitwood entertained 10 .small children at a birthday party given in honor of her son, Clifford, it being his third birthday. Yard games were played and favors given each child. Traditional birthday cake and ice cream was served. His aunt, Mrs. Bill Abramson, and Mr. and Mrs. A.. M. Chitwood, all of Mulberry, Ark., were present. Church Women Meet Circle One of the Women of the Presbyterian Church met Monday afternoon at the home of Mrs. George Edrlngton with Mrs, Newton Johnson as co-hostess. Mrs. E. L. Taliaferro and Mrs. Johnson had charge ol lite program. Kleven members and one guest were present. During the social hour, angel food cake and peach sundaes were served. Circle Two met at the home of Mrs. Lloyd Goriley with 13 members and one guest present. Mrs. P. D. Johnson gave the devotional and Mrs. Bob Cromer gave the monthly emphasis. Members were asked to bring gift, 1 ; to be sent to the state sanitarium j\t the Sept. meeting, when Mrs. Charlie Sullenffer is Following the program, the hostess served sherbert and cake. WSCS Meets The three circles of Women's Society of Christian Service of the j Methodist Church, met at the ! church for their monthly business meeting. Thirty five members heard Mrs Jesse Glascoe and Mrs. Joe Rhode?, Sr., give talks. Discussion on th hobby lobby was conducted and plans were started for this annual event of the three circles, with the business women's circle. The event will be held at the Masonic Hall Nov. 18. Personals Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wcrtz, who are attending Penbody College in Nashville, Tenn., visited here over the week end. Mr, and Mrs. Harold Bryant and daughter of Birmingham, Ala., returned home Sunday after spending two weeks with Mrs. Mamie Pope and Mrs, Eva Tarver. Jack Hook drove to Memphis Saturday to return his wife and infant son, John HuRh Hook, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Billy Shippcn and son, who have been visiting Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Shippcn. returned to their home in Little Bock Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jacobs and children and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Rogers, left Sunday for their vacation at French Lick, Ind. Mrs. Sari Fiitch and son, John, j left Sunday for tholr home in Ocala, ' Fla. They were accompanied by Mrs. Futch's mother. Mrs, John W. Etf- rington, who will spend the month of August with her daughter's family. Mrs. Marginal Si-graves and son, : Taylor, are spending a month at j Daytona Beach, Fla., as guests of Dr. and Mrs. J. B. Hall and Mrs. Taylor Segraves. Jny Bisno of Los Angeles, Calif., is visiting his aunt, Mrs. Morris Silverfield, and family, Paul Stilhvell, Jr., is spending his leave with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul stlllwelt, Sr. He Dai b««n itt- tioned on Guam. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Anderson »nd daughter, Judy, have been vacationing In Tulsa, Okl»., and HarrUon, Ark. Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Hovla spent several days last week on Kentucky Lake. Mrs. Chester .Oanehower It visiting, in Semrnesport, La., as guests of Mr. and Mrs. Cedric Danehower. John and George Douglas, twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. John Douglas, are leaving over the week end after a 10-day leave from their post at Cheyenne, Wyo. Mr. and Mrs. Loyce Fielder and .son spent the week end in Conway. Mrs. Lona Colbert has returned home after a month's visit in Ferriday, La. Dr. and Mrs. Lloyd GodJey, Jr., will arrive Friday night for an indefinite visit with his parents. Dr. Godloy, who finished his internship at the University of Oklahoma July 1. wIU enter the Army as a first lieutenant and is awaiting hi* call into service. for COURIER NEWS. in Osceola, call BILLY BEALL, 567-M /hat Car Belongs Here ? Nor ninny people would hesitate in naming the car they feel belongs m that inviting driveway. It's die entrance to a fine American home, with z tradition of gracious living behind its handsome pillars—and the car which so obviously belongs before it is a Cadillac. But here is a fact which it is important to remember— ft Cadillac likewise belongs in the driveways of mi/lions of til/icr American homes which arc far more minlesl than the beautiful structure shown in the illustration ako-c. l''or it is practical, as well as thrilling, to own a Cadillac. Listen, if you doubt it, to these amazing and significant factst — there arc twenty-two models of other makes of American motor cars which actually cost more than the lowest-priced Cadillac! — a Cadillac will actually run farther on a gallon SULLIVAN-NELSON 301 West Walnut of gasoline than numerous cars which are built and sold primarily for economy! —a Cadillac is so dependable and long-lived that it is just about as economical to service and maintain as any car you could buy. —and, finally—according to authentic used car evaluations—a Cadillac may be expected to return a greater percentage of its cost at the time of resale than any other car built in America. In view of these significant facts, don't you think you should consider a Cadillac for your driveway? Whether you live in a mansion or a house designed for easy living—a Cadillac belongs. You carl buy a Cadillac for prestige and glamour —or you can buy it for economy and common sense. And buy it for, you'll get all four. Better come in and see us today. We'll gladly give you the facts and a demonstration. CHEVROLET CO. Phone 4578

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