The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 28, 1952 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 28, 1952
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MONDAY, IAWCAKY M, (AMD exxmm mwt PAGE THRI OSCEOLA NEWS &H y* . Star, Bruce Ivy Began His Law Career In Osceola Via an Appointment M you have any big Ideas about a successful lawyer taking all th* credit himself for his success and not giving any to those who helped him. attain it, you can dispel that idea. In the beginning of this story. Bruce Ivy, one of Mississippi County's ranking lawyers came to Osceola Feb. 2, 1922, by accident— and choice. Fresh out of Cumberland University with a bright new LLB degree, he first went to Jonesboro and v/as associated for six months with Judge Basil Baker. "The late Cecil Shane of Blytheville chanced to be in the office quite frequently and one day he asked me." began Mr. Ivy, "if I would take the deputy prosecuting attorney's Job either !n Piggott or Osceola. The two were open and I could have my choice. I was almost too stunned to answer him," went on Mr. Ivy. "I told him I would come lo Os- cepla and replace Prewitt Semmes, who had resigned, and I did and that was the happiest day of my life when I came here. "I met Dr. L. D. Massey, who was brandishing his new degree in "j^dicine. We opened our offices (Jf the same day. We roomed together for two years, so I would say Dr. Massey was the first friend I made In Osceola and our friendship today is as strong as it was 30 ye^rs ago. I'll I had my. life to live over again," went on Mr. Ivy. "Osceola would still be'my choice. I served under Mr. Shane for two years and Zal Harrison for four pleasant years. ("The first lawyer-tn Osceola who. took me under his wing and gave me sound advice in my profession was the late. Virgil Green. Mr. Gfeen was a prominent lawyer here then and came to my rescue on many occasions. I learned young, I could count on him. No fiper person or more loyal friend have I ever known." Mr. Ivy said. "It was his guidance in those struggling, early days that helped n» over many a bump. He was .a great trial lawyer and I being a young lawyer didn't get the opportunity of the biggest cases that went to trial but I watched him during court and learned how loyal he was to his^ clients. ''Oh, there were times when I got l mad at .him, ,but to Jovial 1 Green It was a one-sided af- and I soon cooled off. 5'One of my traits '-when I'm defending my client Is to drink war te'r," laughed Mr. Ivy. I asked . If that was to give ^ilmself time to think, but I got no answer. "One day Virgil got up to answer my argument," Mr. Ivy continued. "He remarked he had traveled the world over but he had. tc come to Osceola to see a windmil run by water. ."Of course he was only kidding me, but at In at time it made me mad and the late Fred Tay- —Courier News Photo VtTERAN OSCEOLA ATTORNEY— Bruce In' came to Osceola In 922, both by accident end choice as he explains In the accompanying story. He and Dr. L. D. Massey opened their offices on the same day ship among lawyers " Mr. Ivy went on to explain why tie felt that way: "Lawyers represent both sides of the question involved, and it Is to the Interest and loyalty of their clients that they accept a case Both sides expect that from the laughed at me so hard he was shaking all over and from that day on we never had a misunderstanding. My friendship with Mr. Taylor arose then and uas everlasting and I still cherish the .memory I have of him. !I was the youngest lawyer in years and in the profession, too," added Mr. Ivy, "and such fine men as, the late J. T. Coston and late S. R. Simpson, who by with a be*- aster a ho be frisods, w*» the* to thing to ane world fer m» to do has Ms rtsjht to his own opinion and that* an two sides to every .question OR that swod or a bad lawyer <• Judged and I hope that I. come under the heeding of a toed lawyer, '•When I served as prosecuting attorney from 1M7 to 1*40,1 learned to value law enforcement officers. The responsibility of these officers Is greater than the average person understands^ The public ahould cooperate with these officer* to the fullest extent, for' without these fearless peace-time soldiers our lives and our property vrouldn be worth much. "I think," added Mr. Ivr, "our county has been most fortunate In having men of high integrity In office, Including our present chief law enforcement officer, Sheriff Bill Berry man I have greatest regard for all law enforcement officers," Mr. Ivy stated, "and to my knowledge, I have never embarrassed one in a trial. Theirs is a hard Job and we on the outside should do all In our power to help them." Asked about juvenile delinquency, Mr. Ivy related that while he wai prosecuting attorney, there were more than 500 young people brought before him. "But the way I handled the situation," he said, "I could count on my fingers the ones who were sent to a reform school or worse than that, the penitentiary. "The first thing I did was to contact the parents as that Is usually where it starts. Of course, sometimes a boy or girl from one of the best families In a community will go wrong, but not often If the young person has parents who bring their children up in a good home. When a delinquent child Is in our midst, you can be sure he wasn't born that way. Children ren't Inherent criminals; they are made , not born. "I still think parents should be punished for their children's wrongdoings. Maybe I'm a bit old-fash- oned on this subject, 1 .' added Mr. Ivy, "but that has been my exeprl- ence In handling the 500 cases that came before me." While I'm on this subject," added Mr. Ivy. "one of the first things I did when I was elected prosecuting attorney was to rid the cuonlj of slot machines. Young people have tendecy to want to gamble, and they thin t-heyk can win big money out of one of these 'one armed 1 bandits.' " "But I've never seen one walk away with bulging pockets." Mr. Ivy said. "The me 100 STARR GAZING If you dent have plenty of ttme stiff? t» really M* the beautiful and historic spots when you plan your summer vacation, plan i trip close to home. A trip to the western part of the tate is equal to California or Vermont scenery and It's a lot more fun taking it (low and easy than It is to make a wild trip and mls» the beauty. I always thought it was a waste of money to come home In a week's time and brag about making 400 miles a day and how many states you went through. Remember th!» 'long about July. We're powerful proud of our Kaber White and I'd like to curtsy to Gov. McMath. If my joints were in working order, for making the lelectlon. Couldn't have been better. Congratulations, Judge White. Bdlson'i firs* incandescent lamp wu patented Jan. IT, 1M», Remember the aueeessful revue we gave the veU In Kennedy Hos pita! last February? We are giving them a repaat performance on Feb. 10 and we wll need 50 home-made cakes, gallon of punch and * few dollars (or pa per plates, cups and napkins, for those who hart never been down to visit the boys ,thU is you opportunity. Don't miss it. Now Is a good time to bring In branches of burning bush for blooms in three or four dayi. Soak the first day in deep wate :he next day arrange them in con tainers. Repeat thie process once a wee and you'll have spring flowers to the house until the diffodUi bloom Here's something I heard one time: Two preachers and a taxi driver went to heaven. St. peter asked the first preacher, "Who are you and what have you done He replied, "I'm a Baptist minister and have preached for 25 years." St. Peter told him to step aside. On the Social Side... Enttriains Mn. O. O> Bowen enlertalned her wo t«Me bridg* Club Tuesdiy itht (or » supper preceding the cart fames. Potted plants were placed at Intervals In tht llTing room. Mrs. Herbert Shipper played with the members. MM. W. W. Watson won high score >nd Mrs. Palmer Stanton second high. Penonsis Mn. William Nichols left Sunday moralnf by plan* for a two-week visit with two daughter/* in Indianapolis. Ind., and a daughter in Columbus, O She wu met In Mem 3hls by a daughter, Mrs. Vernon Brackatone of Corinth. Miss., who made the trip with her, Mr. and Mrs. Blllie Beall an nounce the- birth of a son Tuesda night at Memphis Methodist Hos pltal. H» has been named Charle Allen. They have two other sons, e, Jr., three years old and Phil, wo years old, Mr. Beall is assist- tit coach at Osceola High School. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Driver announce the birth of their second Tuesday night at Memphis Methodist Hospital. He ha* not been named. They have one other on, Charles Cooper, four. Mrs. M. Rubenstein left by plus* Wednesday morning for * thre» months visit with her son, Ab« Rubenstein and family in Cleveland, O. In color television, the basis colon are red, green and blue rather than red, green and yellow. The second preacher answered the question with. "I have been Methodist minister for 25 years." "Stand aside." said St. Peter. He turned to the third man. who aid, "I'm a taxi driver. Been one or about five years." St. Peter told him to pass through the pearly gates. He turned to the two preachers and said. "In five years as a taxi driver, he's scared more hell out of people than you two have done in half century." I was Just wondering about the calendar in Egypt. 'Pears the new crown prince. Ahmed Fuad, Is another one of those Princess Yasmln episodes. As my grandma always used to say, and I quote, "The first 'un Is liable to come any time, but is shore takes 9 months for the second 'un." Nobody Is related to po' folks leastways, they don't claim it. Don't expect to raise jour ehil ren up like weeping willows an have them turn out llie otks. If you don't want yovir husband picked up by a chicken, <iult treating him like a worm. To be an ideal guest. . . stay at home. Tliis is for you mcdem parents who try to rush things giving a detailed lecture to Junior on the facts of life, the birds and bees and a special course in biology. Fattier: Now son. if there's anything you want to know Just ask your old Dad. Son: How come the Saturday Evening Post comes on Wednesday? P.S.: I was half grown when I had lev* affairs with several other famous people of that time but who lived with Chopin until his dea^h. Chopin was buried in France ,but his heart was sent back to Poland where he wax born and had lived until h» wu It. learned stump. I wasn't found In a hollow churches co-operated with per cent when the delin Do you turn on your radio or TV and then walk to the (let's say) bathroom and a voice blares out, 'Good morning!" and scares you lor, who was noted for his kidding, told Virgil I had a gun and was going to kill him. Of course, I didn't have, but Virgtl didn't know vhat a young hot-head lawyer would do so he had Squire Morris adjourn court untU he could talk tor me. *'He sent for me and I wi« per- ItfXlj Innocent In the gun talk so I -went to his office to so* what Virgil wanted, and when I walked ' thooo who knew Virgil Green ; know what I mean when I say way was one of the most lovable characters Osceola has ever had. were like fAther; to me. I didn't hesitate to go to them for advice They were always willing and ready to render any service to me they could, which, by the way, is the way lawyers everywhere should do. as the biggest part of them are anxious to help their fellow man. That Is one of the rules we all BO by," Mr. Ivy proudly stated. ."I now count myself a* one of the' older lawyers In town along with A. V. Barham, Wathen Prewitt and Basil Segraves. The younger lawyers who are coming along in Osceola would be a pleasure for those who have passed away to know. They are taking their places in the law profession and Mississippi County Is fortunate in having such high type young men and women to carry out what the older lawyers set out to do— that is. to keep the profession highly ethical. "I believe the greatest fraternal feeling In the world Is the fellow- man they hire to defend them and it is up to the lawyers to do the job to the very best of their ability. •The ge noral public migh t -thl hk - because lawyers from both sides get up in court and almost come to biows sometimes, that there is i personal grudge against one an^ other. But when we walk out of a trial, all of those things are forgotten and we are still friends. "I believe I value the friendship of my fellowman more by being In my profession than I would have had I chosen another. A friend is the greatest asset a man can have all other things are secondary. "As a small boy," went on Mr Ivy, "It was hard to shake hand quent* were brought before me. One of my requirement* wu that the toy or girl go to Sunday School and hurch -every Sunday. Their pastor e ported to me every Monday morn- ng. That did mots to straighten hem out than all the reform schools In th» world. "Some of these homes these boysj and girls come from offer 'no escape for them but to wind up hardened criminals. It's up to 'the citl- Bens of a community to do all in their power to help these unfortunate young people. "They are to be pitied and not condemned. They cravt friendship more than anything elae and sometime the friends they are compelled to associate with are older boys who use them as prey." Mr. Ivy, in addition to beinj vice president of the Democratic - Central Committee for It yean, la president of the Osceola, Rotary Club, a member of the Christian Church, is a Shrlner and an Eastern -Star patron. He has a son, Bruce Ivy, Jr., living in Houston. Tex.; a daughter. Elizabeth Ann and a granddaughter. Before the Rotary Club was organized in Osceola, he wa.s president for two years of the Osceola Civic Club. • The names of some of our greatest composers will live on and on )ut as time goes on, a lot of the ives of these men who gave us our finest music will be forgotten. Beethoven was a lonely giant and ; was so hideous in appearance that he frightened people. When he was 13. his mother died and he watched his father sell her clothes at a rag fair. The woman who Inspired him made fun of him yet the beautiful music he composed wu from this source of Inspiration. He died in poverty, stricken during a thunderstorm. cKopin, who died »t the age of 39 with tuberculosis, was dominated by the lady novelist who had shocked all of Europe by dressing as a man—dynamic George Sand, who Opportunity usually knocks 1 n work clothes. Next time you feel like beating the stuffing out of Junior, remember that WOO exemption you've been taking on him. The saga of the sweater-girl U going up In smoke. Here's a good sauce to serve with home-baked ham. One stick margarine (take note B. Young), two tablespoons flour, three-quarters teaspoon salt, pint milk, fourth cup heavy cream, twc tablespoons grated onion and it must be graUd, half cup American cheese. Add margarine to milk and scald make paste of flour, three-quarters teaspoon of dry mustard and stir In the scalded milk. Cook in double boiler until thick and smooth. Add salt last. At serving time add cheese an, heavy cream. Cook until- chees melts. ROGRAM SCHEDULE KOSE M* On Tow Dial Tuesday, Jan. 29, 1932 MOKNINO 7:15—Sign On 7:15—Southern Gospel Btagen 7:30—Yawnln In the Mornln 7:65—According to the Record 8 -.00—Morning News Round Up 8:15—Morning Devotional 8:30—Meet the Stnrs 8:45—Guy Lombardo Tim* 9:00—Woman's Viewpoint 9:30—Concert Master 10:00—Dodge Reporter 10:50—Gospel Gems 10:30—Southern Gospel Singers 10:45—Gospel Gems ll:00—World News * 11:05—Farm Frolics AFTERNOON 12:00—Noon News 12:15—Noon Serenade 1:00—Behind the World NewJ 1:05—Matinee Melodies 2:00—Arkansas News 2:05—Hillbilly Hits 3:00—World News 3:05—Heptlme 4:00—Blytheville Courier News 4:05—Murray's Madhouse 5;00—World News 5:05—Sportsman 5:15—Sign Off 'Chevrolet Feature Show - - - Coming Soon! Sullivan-Ne'son Chevrolet Co. 301 West Walnut Blytheville In Osceola... / CALL Harold Siler at Siler's Drug Store for everyday delivery of the Blytheville Courier News n ; Yo« Can't Beat a Medicine That's^GOOD! 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Though the fire Itselfj I but tligh •*** In joy Delicious COUNTRY HAM at the RUSTIC iNN "Food You Like" TWO GOOD REASONS for having a Safe Deposit Box [FAMILY ROBBED OF PRECIOUS OLD JEWELRY Jewelry valued In the thousands was stolen last i night from the horns of Mr. I and Mrs. Ralph Smithman. J 280 Long Street, by burglars I who invaded the dwelling [while the family was visiting [ neighbors. Among precious possession* I taken, according to the re- Iport made to pollce,>vas a (pearl neoklsce_>-^i Mr I Smithn Jth* la his I had 1th- \lce L ch he 1 Thieve' lloto t by use 1 I police . key. THE FARMERS BANK AND TRUST COMPANY The Oldest Bonk in Mitsissippi County "Tim« Tri«d—Panic T«rtd" r.D.l.C.—S10.MO Eith Depmlt Member Federil Rnsm Srrters

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