The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 5, 1947 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 5, 1947
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1347 BLYTHEVII.LE (ARK.) • COURIER NEWS PAGE Duke of Windsor Writes Life Story Magazine Articles Tell of Days Before He Became Monarch By Chirlei M. McCann (Drilled Prris Staff Correspondent) M NEW YOnK, D«c. 6 <UP)—The * Duke of Windsor, who astonished the world by giving up the British throne for love, shattered royal tradition (or the second time yesterday by making public his memoirs of his life before he became kin; In the first of three articles In Life magazine, which he wrote himself In France last Summer, the Duke tells the story of his boyhood up to his 16th year, when his grandfather King Edward VII was on his deathbed. > v The first, installment reveals a headstrong, shy, somewhat rebelliou boy who looked at the world not. a a prince who would some day be king but as a personality, vlewini the world from.his own mind. Th three articles promise to provldi material for those who still wonde, why the holder of the creates throne In (he world gave it, up rath or than yield to Ihc rigid demand of his office. Tlie duke's story Is one of a boy hood as simple as the boyhood o a British royal prince and future king could be. He discloses that his father was the. sterner of his two parents and that Queen Mary, cited as a symbol of ramrod royal dlgnl- ty, was the Intercessor with him for her children. His feeling for his father was one of respect and affection; for his mother, deepest, love: for his grandfather King Edward VII. greatest, admiration; for Queen Victoria, his great-grandmother, awe. Price Undisclosed Life approached the duke last ^Vinter and asked him to write "the ^Uory of a prince in the 20th century." How much was paid for the • three resulting articles, Life told questioners, is a matter between the duke and Life. Tlie duke's own story Is accompanied by Intimate family photographs for which he himself, in hi; boyhood, wrote the crtptions- "Orandpapa," "Self," "Grannie." Publication of the first of the three articles comes two weeks after the wedding of the duke's niece Princess Elizabeth, which he did nol attend because his American-born wife was not invited, acordlng to reports. "In my father's diary for the year 1854, there occurs the following entry:" the story starts. "While Lodge 23rd June—at 10 p. a sweet little boy was horned and weighed 8 lb.' Somehow I Imagine (hat this was the last time my father ever ap plied to me that precise adjective. He explains that he was always called David, the last of his -seven given names, and that he was taught to call his lather and mother .papa and mania "in the simple English way:" » , "It was a wonderful time to be 'born." the duke writes. "Victoria at 75 was in the 51th year of her great reign Britain was the most powerful nation on earth This - was Britain's golden hour." Had Care of Nurses He tells how, in his infancy, with his father in the Navy, lie was put under the care of nurses—"and, reflecting Queen Victoria's Instinctnve attachment for all things Teutonic, one of these nurses was always a German." "I learned English and German simultaneously," he writes. He tells liow one nurse used to twist his arm and pinch him before he made his daily entrance to the room In which his parents were hav- in tea, "Why, no one knew, unless II was to demonstrate, according to some perverse reasoning, that her power over men was greater than theirs." He "bawled" and sobbed" and, he supposes, made an "unfavorable first impression" on his parents. The nurse disappeared when Queen Mary found out. When Queen Victoria died the prince was 614. "My brother Bertie, (the present King George VI) my sister Mary, and I were all.... getting over the menscls. "My "ithcr, having caught them from us," was .unable to at- .Atiid the funeral. But the boy was, •Vnd remembers "the caisson.... Ooooh, What Friends He Chooses! Foxes have the reputation of being canny, but Jnckic, left, can't be so very bright. His buddy is named Fern, and her mother and father were skunks. She's a skunk, too. The two have been, raised togclher since birth, according to L. F. Mayer, Cicero, 111, Chicago's t Animal Welfare Lcatue is now cnring (or them. Army Denies Troops Sent Guns to Jews WASHINGTON, Dec. 5. (UP) The Army said yesterday there- is no truth In reports that members of the U, s Occupation Army in Europe have smuggled weapons and ammunition to ihe Jewish underground In Palestine. "Absolutely nothing to 11." said nn Army public relations officer connection with a statement In oston that members of the Aine- cnn armed forces In Europe arc' ipplyliig "a good many" of the! rms obtained by the Palestine un-1 ergrounri. nbbl nmuch D. KOIff of rtew The statement was made by 'ork, co-chnlrman of the Amcrl- an Political Action Committee tor (iulil I'.it'ih'.vlluii i'hc United Ktiiio.s normally lends (he wmld In Jubrluitlon of gold, Ihe substance bring prepared In vnr- Inus forms nnd slr.r* to unit the purposes of Jeweler, dentist, or scientist. Most American Women Want Radios For Christmas, UP Survey Shows By Barbara Hundftchu (United Press fashion Writer) NEW YORK, Dec. 6. (UP) — More American women want radios for Christmas than any o^her single item within the budgets' of their favorite men, It appeared to- I day. Eleven of every 100 queried In a United Press const-to-coast "snmp- ng of Christmas \vishea said they'd athcr have a radio than anything Ise the man in question could .fford. Three of every ICO want pianos, fust as many want dogs. And that's nore than care for ixriuine. By and large, male Christmas shoppers can make most wives haply cither with practical clothing. She'd really rather her boy friend paid off her clothing store charge account, but she figures "that's too much to hope for," ('Dllsiilcratlmi Shown To do them credit, most of the girls .want non-precious Jewelry that falls In Ihc same budget class as flowers or candy and lasts longer, "It would always be n reminder of htm," said one lierrln III., Miss. Only a handful of women wanl their well dabbling at the cosmetli counters. Only two, both umuarrlcc said they'd like |>crfume. But r youii^ woman in Atlanta hopes hci husband will como up with till tlon for a charm school. Strictly," .utilitarian and lout, which accounted for 30 per cent scarce household Hems were mos of the replies, or household Items ' ° rlcn mentioned: toasters, pcrcola Including the radios), which were to "' mixing machines, rcfrigera - tors, vacuum cleaners, sewing ma r irst choice of 25 per cent. Single women under 30 arc different. They want glitter. Twenty of every 100 women of nil ages mentioned jewelry, but that percentage doubles when the question Is asked only of unmarried women under 30. Desires range from "a pretty compact" through engagement rings (three per 100) right up to a diamond bracelet, which a 23-year-old Clevclander has all picked out as second choice- being slowly dragged up the hill by sailors— The day cold and gloomy, the ceremony mournful and depressing." chines and blankets. Fancier de sires were for table crystal, fin chlnn and brlc-a-brac A Harris burg wife Is pinning for a laz susan. Robes and housecoats led th clothing lists and were almost th only lingerie items mentioned Handbags and "new look" dress* were tied for second place wit fur coats, which only four women In 100 mentioned. Gloves and stockings were next favored, mostly by women who expected Rifts from brothers, fathers or sweethearts rather than husbands. A San Francisco woman wants tomb Misses Ruler BOMBAY, Dec. 5. (UP)—A bomb vas thrown yesterday nt an auto- nobtlo bearing the Nlaun of Hy- lerabad, India's richest slate ruler ,nd one of the world's wealthiest lien. The Nizam escaped Injury. iut five, bystancler.s wcro hurl. The Just occurred outside the stale apllal where the Nizam was Uikint; ils evening drive. an anchor for her boat. A handful of young women wunl. skis or skiing equipment. A camera ind riding bools came up with one ncntlon each. The ladles have Ideas, but incy'rc not too fussy., l"H>7.en* or them echo the at. Louis Kill who said: "Whul- ever he wnnls to get me will be Just fine." 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