The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 20, 1947 · Page 16
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 16

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•AGE SIXTEEN COUEDBl orce Sought From Rich Girl f\ Former U. S. Minister ^;To Canada Petitions ." For Absolute Decree - TRE.VTCN' N J, Peb 20 (UP)-"James H. R Cromwell has llled d'pstlllon ^for nil absolute divorce from; Doris Duke, often called "the ' richest girl -in the world." Cromwell, tamer u. s. Minister to' Canada and ton of the late wealthy, Mrs. E. T. Stotostmry, ol Philadelphia, charged that Ml-u Diike deserted him in May, 1840. The petition, filed in chancery court, said she has "wilfully, continuously, and obstinately," desert- edlhim since thai time. In; J945 the chancery court granted Cromwell a I'mitcd "Bed and board 1 ' divorce decree, prohibiting bpth parties fiom remarrying. Ii was based on the same desertion ground. . proimveli declared in today's petition ,. that "there lias been no reconciliation between the petitioner and the defendant, nor any resumption of cohabitation between them, or any act or conduct on the part, ol the petitioner consli- futing condonation of the cisfen- (laiit's .desertion of petitioner." Cromwell said in the petition that he was informed recently that ]M'ss Duke is residing in her.pala- iial Honolulu home. - Advisory Master Norman T. Rogers . two days ago turned down a petition Cromwell sought to file to"•• convert the limited decree into an absolute' divorce. Cromwell and Miss Duke were married in New York city on Feb. 13, 1935. They have no children. It's Christmas Time Until February for One Librarian Richmond's Wilderness Ulintry If the moon's diame-.cr were Ho miles less than It is, a total eclipse of the sun could not occur. Aqua Queen By \VI1,UAM J. I)UCII/UNK NEA Special Correspondent MOUNT SHERMAN, Ark,"— Christmas Isn't over yet In the deep rk hill country along the Buffalo river. It won't be over mull sometime in February, when James Ted Richmond makes ills last ivlp over the rugged Twilight Trial to play Santa to the last of the backwoods boys and Blrls on his long "Wilderness White Christmas" list. Richmond's Christmas project Is only a small part of his continuing voluntary work o[ raising living standards and making life easier for the mountain folk among whom he lives. , A newspaperman before World War I, he fought in France ns a private and stayed on after the war to study at tile University of Toulouse. Upon his return to U. S,, Richmond reentered newspaper j wrok. Later, while writing radio [plays in Little Rock, he became Interested in the hillbillies of the Ozark country. He staked a claim for a homestead atop Mount Sherman 12 years ago and has lived there since. I'IKST THE BIBLE The mountain folk helped the newcomer build his rough log cab- In. He soon learned that they wtre hungry for reading material. At library into his cabin. Today, io,_ 000 volumes are stacked on shelve's from the floor to the rafters, Richmond earns his livelihood lending a herd of goats, rnis'ing pigs, chickens and turkeys, al) d j pig vegetables on his wild homestead. For every »lo he earns, he gives a dollar "as a tithe to God," $4.50 to his library and lives on the remainder. Often he goes without necessities so he can finance his Wilderness Work. Ills next big project, he says, is U) establish some kind of medical and first aid service for his neighbors. "We need a hospital cot complete for first aid, antiseptics, surgical powders and sickroom supplies. It is hard lor doctors to reach our most Isolated homes and often It Is two or three days before they get around. First old Is a necessity here. I am sure that churches, schools, clubs nnd Individuals everywhere would help If they O n!y knew the predicament of these peo- Rlchmond also plans to improve his library and wiake 14 a c'om- nninlty recreation center after he lias built another log cabin home for himself. Someday he ho)jp s he will be able to 1ise his wilderness library as the nucleus for a new 73,444 Names To Come Off of U. S. Payrolls WASHINGTON, Feb. 20.— <UP) —The government will drop 13,444 workers from its payrolls during April, May and June, the Budget Uurriiu announced today. Biggest reduction will be In War Department emplomcnl rolls which will shrink by 00,000 and the Navy Department which will lose 17,000 employes. Arkansas Tax/cob Driver Tells of Many Marriages 'LINCOLN, 111., Fift. 20. (UP)---A Hot S,:rlnasj Ark., taxi driver, charged wild passing worthless checks, told authorities today that he had miiiried eight women since 194'J. Assistant State's. Attorney ifiev- College or the Ozarks. It takes time. But for a man who spreads Christmas over two months to be sure everyone is remembered, time is not a serious obstacle. James Tcil IMclimoml • • • first lie circulated his Bible. Then he coaxed banks from Little KOCK newspaper friends and began a cir- culatin;; library in n hollow tree outside his home. People from all parts of the country started ,senn> ing htm books nnd he moved the Winner over nine other lovelies, Miss. Bonnie Bland of Orange' Texas, statuesque blonde art student at University of Texas, was crowned 1947 UT Aqua Queen on the concluding night of five-night Aqua Carnival. The carnival is presented each year by Coach "Tex" Robertson and his LOTIE- horn swimming team.'{NEA Telp.- photo.) Time for Spring Cleaning? Let Us do the job for You We'll clean your— „ UPHOLSTERY DRAPERIES CHAIRS SOFAS We arc once again iircparert to resume this service which we were forced to discontinue <Uivin}i the war. AvoicHhe Spring rush .... Send vour cleaning to us NOW! ' We Specialize In RUG CLEANING The BLYTHEYILLE Laundry - Dry Cleaners 210 South Second St. When your budget runs loV and your family's appetite runs high, re- membcrMayrosePurePorkS.iusage II s made of lean pork crimmm 8 s will just enough delicate spices to give it that special, delicious flavor w!l v»"" ly likes S0 we "- Aik for MAYROSE BRAND Pure'iPork Sausage at your favorite market. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 194? lard M.ijOerry said Henry C. Mlll- !r> 29, claimed he had been dl- •orccd from all of UIB women. He i?.Id he married: them In Elates r rom Texas to North Carolina, according to Maybcrry. Piney Finds Out W/iy It's So Cold HIG PINEY, Wyo. (UP) — This ommunlly nestled In a huije val- Icy in Western Wyoming, is gaming a reputation us the nation's "iccbcx." When Uic Wyoming State Tribune wondered why, editorially, (he weather bureau came ut> with this explanation: 'Masses of cold Kir fiYalu down off the mountain runye into the valley like streams of water. This er.closure of the valley prevents the wind from sweeping out the cold air and warming up the area.' The steamboat was Invented' by Rcbert Piilton. REAL ESTATE WANTED City Trojicrty, all typ«j buMnosje, an*.' rarin» In and «round BlyttevlUe. Sell u' . your liroi.erty. lilenty ot buj«r»—H« : now! I'hono ::381. J. J. Field, Bou4«<» r.cal E»uto Broker. | f P... . it*s economical and safe makes food taste better! When your ice man delivers ice to your home, he brings you the means to fresher foods that taste as good as they look. Our ice is made in sanitary ice houses, and is kept pure until it reaches you . . . use ice freely, it gives you so much for so little money! ICE ADDS REFRESHMENT TO EVERY MEAL ARKANSAS ICE & STORAGE CO. >V. Main St. Phone 2841 N. Hiwhy 61 BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS ICE HOUSE ON WEST MAIN -NOW OPEN- The Ice house oil West Main Street is now ciijen for business nfter liaving boon closed for the past few months. If you pickup your ice nt the ice house, feel tree to use these facilities now. —CALL 2841 — For delivers- iins-whorc nt anytime call 28-11. Don't forget to keep that ice sign out . . . but in case you :!o, rail and we'll deliver promptly! PHILCO , 99.95 GLORIOUS AUTOMATIC CONSOLE RADIO-PHONOGRAPH Changes up to 12 Records Automatically Just arrived! Handsome, full-she radio-phonograph console with glorious tone and brand new Piiilco features. Now in stock . . . come early! • New Automatic Record Changvr. PllY'S up to 12 records automatically. Changes quickly, quleclj', gently. Tool-proof. • No Ne*dl*« Te Change. Permanent ncctUe good Cot thousands of plays. Featherweight tone aim protects records. • Till-Ffonl Cabinet. Exclusive Plnlco invention brings phonograph into full view ior easy, convenient loadmg of records. • Powerful Radio Reception. Gets Standard and Short Wave stations. Many Other features For Glorious Tone On Records And Radio. Famous Philco "1201" Radio-Phonograph JUST PUT A RECORD IN THE SLOT . . . AND IT PIAYS! Amazing new Philco raclio- piionograph invention. Plays any record automatically... no fussing with lids, controls OF needle's. Powerful radio reception with superb tone. $79.95 EASY TERMS the new PHILCO 1213 Now wo' cornt! lo the top Philco, the new 1213. This » truly the top . I ° 1 U - S1 SM i( - W ° hilvc [i on liia " 1;l >' f «'' 'livery NOW. rinPi.rvni r- , u- holm » . T C , C ^ n , 1Ut styl0 ' built of Po^ctly matched - hotan,, woods .s r,p K ! Mahogany veneers and Crotch Mahogany Biilhantly imishecl, a true creation of the master designer The T.. U H O features advanced FJI SYSTEM, 11 powerful tubes' dynamic reproducer, dc luxe record cli anger (no needle to change). Electric push button operation, Standard broadcast, FM stations, Ameri- ran and foreign shot wave. State Police, Amateurs. Let us demonstrate this wonderful Philco PHILCO 200 This little Pliilco gives wonderful reception for the size and price, and is beautiful dark bake- lile cabinet. $24.95 PHILCO 420 The larger table mod- el. These 420 sets at the low price of $39.50 PHILCO 1203 Philco set no 1203 is a combination set that plays 10 or 12 records automatically. A combination set e<jim! to floor models at 'a price much less. Thesa sets priced at only $114.95 It's "Philco Radio Time" Sing's only radio show with John Scolt Trolter's Orcheslra, The Charioteers, li'no Romay and Skitch Henderson. Tune In ... 9 p.m Blythcville, Ark. Phone 409

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