The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 27, 1952 · Page 9
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 27, 1952
Page 9
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THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 1952 BLTTHETTLLf (ARK.) COURIER KEWi OSCEOLA NEWS Uncle Ess Moffett Draws Crowd At His 90th Birthday Celebration There's > good lesson for all to , learn when you look into the kind. ly. sparkling eyes ol Uncle Ess Motfett. who celebrated his 90th birthday Sunday. That important •lesson which costs so little yet brings in such big dividends Is . made up of years of contentment, plans that worked out right, seeing things on the bright side of life, Ko legacy is so rich as a man who Inherited these and many more traits. Sunday afternoon, Luxora friends turned out to make this a happy occasion for Uncle Ess. Children i dressed in their prettiest party , clothes came to bring birthd.iy presents gayly wrapped In colorful packages and tied with love and admiration. With each package of handkerchiefs, neckties, boxes of cigars or a briar pipe, Uncle Ess planted a kiss and a warm handshake. Stacks and .stacks of birthday cards from eight states came with greetings, some with a $3 bill tucked inside, some with silver dollars pasted to the cards, which Uncle Ess said he guessed wasn't IP'meant to be spent. a Uncle Ess was beside hlmseU .- at his birthday party. He said he. r' did not expect so many to remem- ' ber. but his daughter Margaret's j. 5 friends baked cakes, made gallons Jof punch, brought beautiful flov;er .^arrangements and a. birthday party was soon in progress. Uncle Ess couldn't sec why everybody was making such a "to-do" over him but he was thoroughly enjoying It end was as spry a host as you ever saw. A long standing friend. Clhit- on G. Gainings of West Memphis, uncle of Congressman "Took"" Gainings, who will celebrate his Wth birthday in April, was sitting rrtside Mr. Moffett and remarked: Recalls Brother Candidates "Ess, will you ever forget Bob and Alf Taylor, brothers, who were both running for governor of Tennessee?" Mr. Moffett replied. "No. Clint. You see, I had a livery business in Lexinglon, Tenn.. at Ihe time and I had lo drive lliem lo a neighboring town where they both were scheduled to speak that night. njk' "Alf was the brainy one, but old '•^ Bob had the wit. That night Bob was going to speak first. He had it all figured out what he was go- Ing to rto. He had Alf take a nap before the meeting and he swiped his speech, and where Alf had written. "Republican" in it, he changed it to "Democrat". You see, one was running on the Republican ticket and one on the Democrat ticket.* Can you imagine two brothers do- ine that?" laughed Mr. Moffelt. •Boo was always one step ahead of his brother and when the windup came. Bob walked nway with being elected governor of Tennessee. I told Bob. though, that I was not going to vote for a man who would swipe another man's chen-- ing tobacco. You know, even back fn those days that was unethical and that's exactly what Bob did to me but I forgave him and voted lor him." Mr. Moffett added he was a "double, warped, twisted Democrat—always was and always will be." When asked how he felt about Truman he answered by sayinc. "Eather than vote for a Republican, I just didn't even boiher to go to the polls. 1 knew I wouldn't vote for Truman and I knew STARR GAZING A fellow who had Just paid off th« mortgage on his home, mortgaged it again to buy n new car, he borrowed money on his car to build a garage and bought his gas on credit. This man was a typical, red-blooded American. PAGE NINB Ladies rest rooms are certainly no place (or Junior. Last week in Memphis an impatient little boy. no doubt A chip off Ihe old block, stood on the outside laden down with a big shopping bag and n ladies' purse calling out; "Mama, hurry up, hurry up Mama, Mom— ee, please hurry iir>." When she did come out she snatched her purse he was holding nncl wore him out with it. why mothers get Bray! Just 354 days until next March 15th—sit back, relax and cuss. The closest some folks gel to income lax is being listed as a bad debt. On tke Sociai Side... As pork is not, etvfen or handled bj the Moslems, there are only (hree butcher shops In the entire city handling it. She buys fresh e SRS from a Turkish government farm. She Ujlti of sceiiiB General and Mrs. Elsenhower in Ankara and at ihe time .she wrote the letter, and how nil Ihe Turks gaped at his four- motorctl plane. They were more in- trrmtcd in his plane than they were in sccins ihc General as the Held in Ankara only handles two- mntcred pianos. This home town 8al has really been around. She has practically lived all ever the world (n the past ten years. H sure lakes the world's errnirst lover to send hi; wife a rtozrn red! on their anniversary when its I .shoes thai slip needs. And uhat a temptation for her not, to wear them nui over his head, There nre still fre-.h coconuts a- vailaWe and what's hotter than a' frejh coconut cake Shake the daylights: cut of (he corauut before you buy it 10 be Mire there's milk in it. FJon'l forget to bandage- up your fint-er.s before you sUrt Kra'im It cthcnvhe you'll band ire I'-rm afterward. So tike your pick. Miss Pnp« Honored Mfss Catherine Pope was complimented Thursday night, when Mrs. Frank Williams and Mrs. Jasper Thomason gave a dinner parlv at the "60 Club" followed by bridge and canasta at the country home of Mrs. Williams. ,! while cp.rnations and double dnffo- • ;dis. i Mrs. Daisy Wilil ams Collins of Orcnadn. Miss, houstgucst of Mrs. • Cnmvright, v.;is presented a gift vas centered with a ut-rtd cake tertalninc rooms and » silver bowl j inirmn"^andlr./'Fonv ,M,'I!! ti!,'ir of Ihe same blossoms centered the I mothers and the Vkic,n» M-IK,») School gave a tea commnnor.-.tiiic IVln *f\ll - •••-'.lul o vnlt, - ...... i,.,..* HUM 11 tne 4(Hh amversary 0 £ iho Girl i l.evenstcln second high Scout movement. Ore™ ami culd, I Mrs. S],eck Knlertalns the o.rla-out. color, w,., ,.<,„,,,,[! Mrs M,:ivin Speck entertained out in the recrc-anw) mom and lor her Wednesday alternoon bridgo Hie table appointment. : I'liib aim two Bursts. Mrs. Bob Gil- The Ince draped :t Insliinriit t.i- : Ic.-pic and Mrs. Relive Nelle Starr. coffee were Me faculty attended nensmorc gave lh<> dress. Diane Bradbrrry meaning of Hi lea. Mono W(-U'o:nrr ;ui- the There are so many tnlero.sliiiK legends connected with flowers and since yards are lull of hyacinths and you've forgotten its legend, more than likely, here it is to rcfre'h your memory: T'ne flower is said to have sprung from the blood of the beautiful Spartan youth. Hyacinthus, the friend of Apollo. Zcphytus. jealous because Hyancinthus favored Apollo, caused the laHcria quoit to strike and kill the youth while the two were at play. Ol lot-stricken Apollo caused n purple flower to sprjng from the brow of Hyaclnlhus. In case you're wondering what n "t;uo!t" is. it's a circular ring of . , • iron to be pitched at a fixed ob- 1!1 ma!tln s "!> U»clr family coat of ject. a ™ 15 remember to put in the blot on the escutcheon which refers to The real name of Harry Hou- ! ".'J'.. (ll '* nl « incurred by a member rfhii, t!'e "master Magician" was Irich Weiss. At his death in 1026. his collection of books on magic table. MISS Pope was presented corsage of pink Carnations. She .wore a Spring suit in navy linen with white accents and her acres- meaning of ihn Girl s< sories were navy blue. Mrs. Jam,.., ,, ota Fiu . Nllt , k , h , Hart was winner h, the bridse same I „, ,,, e fo(mri( , r „, « Von" d and Miss Pope was first place win-> V |r,ima Marsh;,! ltd the , „ ner in the canasta game. The host- s i vc ,. al B irl ,, it, pre' Ic l'",,, sum. M-av Cme d M VT "•'"' "!"«> imnch .howls. The af,orm»o slhei tiay and a Rid of china. , was spent infoninllv Mrs. Watson Hostess CJanlei, Cluh't'i, Meet Mis. W. W. Watson entertained The Osccola Garilin Clib v ill her club Wednesday for a [ hold its momhy 'inectlti" at the dessert course preceding the bridge; clubhouse at 2::iO pm. Ti'ii".da.v jump., Guc-.ils were Mrs. Clyde | Mrs. Bt-Uyc Nelle Starr will hiiu> Whistle, Mrs. Chester Danchower; charpe of the prrviiarn. Mrs, iv.i:l Uncle Sam takes care of everv- thint:. A navy transport bound far Erctnerhaven with families of service men had more babies aboard than was exoectctl so mik sent an Army tup, out with .seven rases of disposable diapers—Just in case- f milder how many blue-bloods Me,;,;,hi s win A tThimoJnr /jJin on rhp-- ; '»"" >"« « »' ' and Mrs. Claude Lloyd. Mr.-.Searcy Mears won high score and Mrs. WaUcn, second hi^h. White narrlssi In rhalk while con- | tainei-.s were used [or the floral de- ! corations. ; "'' snown me cum i ri:le-l«-!lr Jluliorcd Mrs. I.fp W«".---nn and Mr;. K L. Miss livelyu J2an Pi :g and Mrs.'i-ro will be hostp-sis. MCMU- Wish Fletcher honored MUs Calh-i llt)rs 0( lhe Clarclrli Club, the Pro- erlne Pope with a dessert canasta I "'<" : - s i vp Club ami their cucsts arc nnd bridge parly at ihe home of '" vuc(l , Ms Pi?K. Tuesday night. M rs. Kilrinelim Iliisti-ss Miss Pope were an nylon j Mrs. John Edriucton was hoiloss tirtwaisl dress, which featured a [ lo her four-table bruli-r? club Thurs- plcated skirl. Her accessories were | urty for a dessr-it nnd t'offco, AN-, in Cherry tarls and served the Blasts upon their Hval. The <imll tnblos where the i'i:c.,!-- were each seated carried out tin.- Knsier decorations, and were ccmi'i-ed with yellow rabbits holdin!; e-:«K li!lc-d with narcissi and grape hya':in'.li, Tjie same flowers were Disced around the entertaining room. 1 ;. Mrs. Bob Kcndrirt: won high score and Mrs. Gillespie. second TV rsminls Mr. and Mrs nasil Seaeraves left Thill'sflny nini!ilri<i for New Orleans for a visit with their daughter Mrs. Wuyni? r.ilhnan. Mr. Gilllam niui arnK'luer. Mrs, D.vsy Collins of Grenada, jjft . Uncle E Mentis turned out when he turned 91) wa-i beot:c=tcd to (he Library Congress, Washington, D. C. of radio. He's For Russell "But." Mr. Moffett added. "1 can (ell you for sure I'm going to the polls this time and vote against "old Truman." My man this time is Russell and I'm sure to adri my name to the list mean about being an expert." ( somehndv'* iiw^vc ?"«««£ ££S:g?SS Minyard of Eiyuieviiic came in, j it. so here's my proof that he did- Moffett remarked he came lol n'l: Lcif Ericsson, son of Eric of southerners who feel as I do hnoH f T , ^ ""* boy ' ! ° f h * coms < about Truman." ^f fllc ." ds .'" L 7'«8'°n «nd kept way in Ihe Mr. Mnfrmt. h,r« n rf .« ™,. „,- ,v,» " rltm ° tor ""» to se«'c lu Ark- before Col Mr. Moffett ttirned to one of the guests and asked what they thought about Betty Hutlon getting married. He keeps up with all the goings-on, his daughter said. Mr. Moffett smiled and asked "Why shouldn't I keep up with "You know, when I was one of twelve children and my father and mother had something else to do beside pamper us, we were made to mind them as well as mind our own business and I .still think whatever my own . I want to do business. That or say is theory '; wouldn't vote against him. so I ....„„ tL1 lulllra , u „,„ stayed home nnd listened to [he guests, and said, "you see what I works bolh ways. What the other fellow does and what he thinks is his business and it everybody tended lo their own business they would be kept far too busy to meddle In anybody else's affairs." Mr. Moffetl's hobbies are livestock and gardening, both of which he knows well. He enjoys giving advice on either and the sound advice he gives is well-appreciated. He added that if a fellow wasn't an expert in his line of business in 90 years he was hopeless. Asks His Advice During that phase of his conversation, "Punk" Riley, who Mr. Moffett says Is the best young farmer in Mississippi County, dropped by lo wish him 3 happy birthday and asked Mr. Moffett if he would drive to Memphis with htm to help him select some fine hogs. Mr. Moffett turned lo his FOLK MUSIC JAMBOREE — SUNDAY, MARCH 30 AMERICAN LEGION ARENA Two Big Shows! 3:30 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Two Birr Shows! Plus WAYNE RANEY Danny Brown . . . Johnny Rtclor . . Blacldt Crawford A- "The Wcslcrn Chcrokccs" Tltkets Bought in Advance: 1.00 lt.ix Inc!.) At Door: l.M (plus la*). . . Children: 60c, Tickets Now: K1RBY r>Ri;o STORES. Hl.vlhevllle, Ark. Mall Orders illlcd. Send check or :»Toney Order plus stamped, self-addressed envelope. Mr. Mississippi County through ' , ....^ ihe Red was driven by a storm out of the family! The mythological figures of men. heasls, fishes (r birtis usually appear In pairs one on each side of shield and resting on motto scroll. They aren't essential but Rivr, an nrtislic touch or finish to the ccat coming un. wouldn't some of our ancestors turn over in their graves if they r.uld see some of our coats of arms? f ttcvcr remember seeing while elephants, goats and skunks used to embrace the scrrll. H seem • • --.-"M 5 i. ..11. | .,,,.- in,u udo unvvii uy A siorm OUl laylors father. They were boy- \ of his course, returning from Nor- ansas. "I never had R son but I guess Jcssp has filled that vacancy." he said. Ouests were still pouring In at ' dusk and (t was the nicest'birth- day party I ever remember nt- iending. Thanks. Uncle Ess, for etting me bring my pencil along. Petrified Cat Found MT. VERNON. clans wiring an were shocked to III. old find I/Pi—Electri- farm house year 1000—492 years u m bus discovered America, he discovered land he had never seen before, which Is supposed to have been what is now known as America. He named it Vinland. Now I'm not gripping, undersland. Vinland or America, there's no place on the face of Ihe globe like it: but by any other name it's sli|l home sweet home. The original name of Nashville. Tenn., was Nasbborough. I read a letter Mrs. Brodie Creed . , - .--. - a petrified | (Mackie Smith) wrote her sister cat sealed in the walls. One of the; Mackie and Brodie live In Ankara, in . to me they would be the most popular. The best, show of the year Is the dance regnal Margaret Moffct's class puts on, and the one Tuesday niiihl was the most beautiful one of all. The costumes were gorgeous. College Dogs Restricted HELENA. Mont. I,r,-Slate At- iorney General Arnold ft, Olscn ruled that Acting President P. C. Gaihes may exercise "a more strict control of dogs" on the Montana Slate College campus. Gaines complained of general destruction by dogs and said they killed scv- Clears Up To FIVE Acres A Day ' •CATEHP1LLAR" DIESEL D-l TRACTOR WITH TREE CUTTER* Revolutionary! "CATERPILLAR" The All-Purpose Farm Tractor for Land Preparation, Coining else like th« "CAT" Dieiel D-2 /or all-round use on iht farm. Use II for TREE CUTTING . (or l«rlh moving tnd land preparation - - - wilh • iool bar or • i«urc« ol economical, deptndabl. pow«t tar a hundred >nd one firm operations. 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