The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 20, 1952 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, August 20, 1952
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AWVVP n, mm ___^ ' — •-—• OSCEOLA NEWS B* fcettue Weth Stan- i , ^ T » » £oy Ware Sfruc/c Happy Medium Between Parents' Career Wishes Planning a ion's career depends solely on which ot the two parents are the easiest to give In. The father, if he Is a professional man, wants his son to follow In his foot steps and most mothers for some unknown reason, want them to be musicians. The case of Hoy Ware's lather versus Roy Ware's mother, both diehards, made a compromise and settled on what Rcy wanted to make of himself. Roy thought he would rather follow his father's early trade as a Steamboat pilot rather than his father's later profession of lawyer, as hft father before him had been. But that was taboo, as steamboat* pilots weren't in demand as they had been back In the days when Leslie J. Ware was ail adventure- seeking young man. It was through the river stories, however, that Roy first heard of the town of Osceola, but at that time Osceola was just a landing place for "Grand Republic," the luxurious steamer that made the run from St. Louis to ! K'ew Orleans. This steamer was known by every person living on the banks of the Mississippi river. Mr. Ware Kmect mat. his father .. . Hoj- Ware . . . It was between law and music and girls and there'Is where a lot no where could I find nf mnvi-iinnf n>H~~ ~,-j- __ . .. •*•""• of marriages were made. Imet my wife, the former Miss were " . ---- —••? '"• bid six no trumps nnd ... i . i bid seven' world. Good ole NclHe! this girl he brought o the young lady could have some j th 's time was 'past 20.' hearts double and their : Picture sho* except a talkie, they ' - >nri the horses no worse for Anbury of Now Jersey. He made.the experience. They ran their think I am as old a.s Father laughed Mr. Ware. trip from New Jersey to Arkansas, THIS MARRIAGE talk brought . ' Tim e himself when I mention silent Mr. Ware said although he has "My FATHER gave up steam- boating after that horrible night, but he. never gave up the Move of telling river stories for listening to them. "He went to Cross County, Ark., — ......v «. u,u*» uuuiivj, fii*., lour or live perfon where he met, fell in love with, and ils of Pauline," I married my mother, the former I Miss Ida Brookfield; She~ was the " daughter of Judge-; Jimes Brookfield, a lawyer and large plantation owner,before the Olvirwar. But like others during Che war, he lost everything he owned, including his house furnishings, stock and almost his life. "After the war, he gave up the Idea of being a planter and concentrated on his law practice. He moved to Jonesboro after the close of the war, where he spent the greater part of his life in the development of w;ar-torn Jonesboro, which was a mere that time. He hung out his law shingle and became a well known jurist in Eastern Arkansas. One of his earlier partners was the late N. P. Lamb of Jonesboro, a brother of the late w. J. Lamb of Osceola who practiced with the late. j. T. Coston years and years ago." MR. WARE added with a smile that this Is a small world. While browsing around in a county law library at the Court House here, he I/ found .many volumes bearing his grandfather's name on the binding. "This being something that aroused my curiosity as how these • got in O'ceola, I began to Inquire from all the old settlers and found that my grandfather had donated his law books to his partner, N. P. Lamb, and w. J. Lamb brought, them to Osceola from Jonesboro^ to' use in hfa office. Later they got Into the bands of Basil Segraves, who donated them to the library. So they have worked like a boomerang and here I-am in Osceola reading books my grandfather read back in pictures. Back in those days, the >,.--«!<;;,. cmun. i[i tnose aays tne v, ^ -- nusua more action in the picture, the more " Q PP 6nin S 5 when a counle came lo interested Mr ' W " re to notjlv /or th " ""«•«« , r interested the patrons were but it made It hard on the piano player. as the music played the part to express what was coming on next. "When 1 got through playing for four or five performances of "Per- -, - was ready to jump off the high cliffs with Pauline and call It a day. One evening's repertoire included every type of music from chopsticks to Chopin's Funeral March. -3PEAKINO OF the influence tne movies of today have on this younger generation, they at least have a wicje variety to choose from In those days, sex was a word just beginning to be spoken in mixed company and the pictures then were about as sexy as the law allowed. Some silly women are still grieving over the death of Rudolph Valentino and all they knew about film was watching him on the silver screen. Mary Plckford was In her prime then and If there ever was a tear-jerker, she was It," laughed Mr. Ware. "When Clsra Bos-, the 'Jt' "zlrl, came along every flapper In ~the country started rolling their hose below their knees and had their, entire forehead plastered with spit curls. They were the stars I played for." added Mr. Ware. "When talking pictures came In that was the-end of piano and organ music in the picture show business so I decided to go back Into Che abstract., business. My father compiled the first book on abstract- Ing of titles In Craighead County. "I came to Osceola In 1035 At that time, the late T. w. Potter was county clerk and had no deputy. He was a great fisherman, so he made a deal with me, trading desk space where I could be near the records for my time In'keepine his office while he would take an alternoon off during the week to go fishng. That was a pretty good deal for both of us. It gave me -•••' <= v..v. .tau wrt<.rv in ucai lur aoui OI US. It gave me Jonesboro at the close of the Civil the opportunity ot examining the War and. nO dnllht rm^Knc^erf, nM ,-0,-n,-.*.. .*•*.* l« i I. . War and, no doubt, possessed before the war. "My father also was a lawyer," added Mr. Ware, "and was associated with my grandfather until grandfather's retirement. I hung around in my Dad's office trying to let some of It rub off on rne,^but my mother's Influence was stronger of the two and T began to take my music lessons more seriously. However, to please my dad. I'd 50 by his office, pick up one of Blackstone's books on torts anri other * legal matters. Bu! I was not Interested—too dull for me. "I was devoting every spare minute r had to my music as that was more Interesting to me than keening my nose in a sluffy book. With the help of my talented mother. I was beginning to master the mvs- terlfs of sharps, lists, and to distinguish the diatonic, the chromatic and the harmonic . scales. There were a lot of times during practice hours thiit I would have much rather been playing ball but a.s always, my mother would tell me In good times and bad times, music would slway* be something that couldn't be taken away from me If t would apply myself while t was young. So she would always win >^?t argument. • * • "T TRVVEI.ED all over the Unit- M Stilt!," continued Mr. Ware i'!> name bands, but those one' ri-ht stands were about to break rr" health so I gave that up. I was i-'-ltert to a house party down in the Mississippi Delta by some friends of mine »ho had one of _ those old southern homes you only read about. In those days, that ' old records and learning the business. When .he was appointed in January. 1515, as county clerk, he had me appointed as his deputy In !!)47. Miss Elizabeth Biyth'e of Blylhevllle succeeded htm and she retained me is s deputy for the Osceola district. "FOR ANTONE who loves Arkansas history as I do. : have enjoyed reading wl!b and matters pertaining to estates of Osceola's early pioneers. Many lives of our present citizens are still affected by the terms of wills their fathers and grandfathers recorded In these old records. The earliest records we have date back to 1857. Records were kept as far back us ifrio. when the Pankees came in the early part of the Civil war, they burned the old court house with all the records In It. v "Whether this Is true or not. 1 wouldn't argue about It." added Mr, Ware, "at I have heard several different tales about the old records One report was that several men In Osceola went to the. court house when they heard the Yankees were coming, got the records, and started across the Mississippi river with them In a small boat. Neither the men nor the records were ever found. 'But anywav, they both make sense. The 1857 records are breaicd with (he highest re.specl by all who come tb my office to see It The parchment-like pages are yellow wilh aie and are very fraclle and I sniard them with my life," Mr. Ware snld. "The early records, which were i most Interesting, showed ihp min. I a marriage license. The cer finally wk*d for tt>* hrid*. an old womtn ft wtlfccd ^> »n4 with the Wush and eerimt at > teen-ager, said in a high pitched voice: 'I tm.' 'Yo:: could hav« knocked me over with those diamond! «h« wa« loaded wilh," laughed Mr. Ware. "She brought her children with her and they meant to really have a big celebration in getting the old lady married to the young boy. The fun- njr thing about it, the boy w«§ R college graduate I learned later and the old lady was very well educated herself, ' "They were. >» dressed in the height of fashion and had large land holdings In Tennessee. I could see the boy's angle on that but the old lady had a good looking grand daughter about the right age for the boy and he wouldn't have Viad to go but of the family to share some of the wealth when she died. * • « "DURING WORLD WA« n, It was like a mad house In the office," continued Mr. Ware. One funny incident that come« to my mind happened before the Institution of a three-day waiting period, A young Negro soldier came In my office;-ln fact, he and the girl were leaning on my office door found asleep when I came down to open up. He stretched a time or two, yawned and rubbed his eyes and said 'Bo's, me and this girl wants lo git married.' "I looited them over and «=ked to SEC -his registration card and found he was 21 but when I turned (o the Rirl, I said to her 'Girl, you aren't old enough to be getting married, you'd better go on back home 'I told the soldier I couldn't Issue a license to a 15-year-olrt girl, so they walked on'out and the next morning the boy was back and was mce of! "Inning f r0 m ear to ear and asked ificates'if I could 'write him up some 11-! terra ' ===^^^BBESmiK^mBLBBia^Sa STARR GAZING There Just atr.'t nothing as r«- freshing to a politician as a transfusion of Cherry Juice; that la If h« halls from Arkansas. D. E. Young ha* done It again! Another girl! Three of a kind Is all right In B poker hand, but he's about ready to wave the while flag. There is only one college I ever heard of that doesn't have examl- nations anit that's n?nnlnRton College In Vermont. I'll bet It's overrun every year. she MB prov* K to you. Orchid weds are so email It takes 30,000 of them to weigh as much as A grain of wheat. In the "Slate of Louisiana Weekly Market Bulletin," there was nn ad (hat read "nice Shawineck bantam rooeler and two unrelated pullets for sale." It didn't say whether one of them was the moth- On the Social Side... Supper Club Meets Centering the banquet table at Cramers Tuesday night when the Monthly Supper Club met was nn arrangement at fantasy zinnias shading from white to deep rose and interspersed wild white baby's breath. After a chicken rtinner, the party drove to the country home of Mrs. TM Tonga to where the evening was spent in playing bridge. Tables were arranged on the suaclous porch. In er-ln-lav,' or not. This might make I ""Idltion 'o the members, Miss Em Did you ever watch a humming bird fly? They can fly backward easy as forward and It's the only bird that can claim that, distinction. 1 ' i All farmers have a BA degree— "Belly Acher.s"_it'B either too hot or too coJd; too much rn!n or not ! seraf to an old poultry hand but [(^struck me as tunny. Did you know data Is the plural o[ datum? If I had been born In Maine, maybe I could drink clam Juire and not being from Louisiana, f gag when r Ihlnk about fish head ' tht ' lr ' "* Is usually; native daughter. " MS bbck | "olhln; no bcttern lly Mason, Miss Emily Hobbs, anci Mrs. Claude Moyd were guests. Winning top scores were Mrs. Harry Driver and Mrs. Rettyo Nelle a house party given by j classmate at Oulf Park College, where the Mrs W. P. Wilson of Dumas returned to Osceola after the burial 0( "« mother In Cabot Saturday and um spend this week with her »,,''• ' noy Cox ' " nd fnmtlv. Miss Mary Ann Craln. who Is' on a European tour, had dinner with Z.amar Mayo in London. England last, week. Lamar is with the Air xV T 1 ls slBtion(>rt In EiiRland. Mrs_ Percy Ocean of Wynne cams o\er Saturday to spend a few days ?;'l h 5: r *«*$«•• *"" Ctati. and Mr. and Mrs. Andrew done white loan... n „ ,, shining new automobile parked on'P° l "kker the drug-store corner. It's the same j * nd n K 1 " .,...„. „ >.„„,„ old story year In ai!d year out' but ln '<"" R°od measure. Am i voted cotton keens on being the number' down? one "meat, and bread" Item, re- v-fish. Since I'm there lust ain't j pone bread and with a big red onion' of butter milk thrown I Mrs. corlnne Williams and daughter, Mp.rtlia Ellen, returned Wednesday from Mr. Florida flc\v t _ ,„.„. <u Join his wife and party and made the return trip with them. Mr. and • Mrs, Watlinn Prewftt, Jr.. and children or Lrlnnd, Miss.. Florida. D "™ h ' t ' • home an Eastern trip, to New York to ™, Md Mrs ' rrived home gardlcss. If von vant to measure a mile tJ-e l'-M way, there are 5,280 feet to a mile. , This is a hand I picked up in a •idpe gtime and If Claytlo (Hr.rrell) I namberlln reads this, what would ' Sef d catalogs are showing (he )U have done v.ltb It? Ace. jsck i Christmas rose, rf you think tl>cy ne. eight, four, three in heat's I belong to the butter c ic same In clubs and thp lone nee' vou arc absolutely right. diamond*. I opener! on two clubs, my partner responded with twoi -•-"• »•••" diamonds, r then hid two hearts called a'sygnet? she raised it with three hearts. (10 high). I went to game In hearts. .she then snid four-no trumps and I showed her my three aces, she Did you know i baby' swan Is I'll betcha a lot. of you didn't know- that Nellie Bly was the first to make a trip around the about any unusual 'are to apply for the license "Not too. long ago," ha began 'the biggest crowd ever to come with a couple visited my office The young man . 28. walked up. applied for the license and I began looking In the crowd for the bride I can usually spot them with out looking, but. this case fooled me. I every place he stopped his horse for a drink of water or where he lodged for the night. "He was the organizer of Methodism In Jonesboro and later bought and donated the site for the erection of a Methodist Church. There were 50 few members In" the beginning In that. locality that it was necessary to enroll a few Baptists: Bobby. . lived in Osceola since 1035, he still comes under the title ot a "newcomer." He wns told— probably by another "newcomer"— "You will always be referred to In thnl manner unless your grandfather, received his mustering out papers over In Old Town, or your anfestors came here In covered wagons." Mr and Mrs. Ware have one son, I <itll) say babies are for young -oiks. I kept my three grandsons aged three years, two years, and six months, while their mother was away for three days. The middle one was scattering his toys Bk'y- west and crooked I said to hlm: "Phil, please don't do that, I'm so tired," (famous last words). He came back with this: "Mammy Is you wore out?" Them were exactly my sentiments. Out of the mouths of babes come gems. visited their parents over the week end. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Butler. Sr. spent the week end wilh Mr. and Mrs. Middleton Remnics at the -summer lodge near Morrilton, Mr. and Mrs, J. I). Strlcklin? and son, John, returned home Friday night after spending two weeks with Mr. Slricklina's parents, Mr and Mrs. F. E. Strlckllng. ifi West Union, w. Va. They were (rone for two weeks and Included a few days in Cincinnati in Iheir trip. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ware spent Thursday In Jonesboro visiting friends. Three Osceola buys who have been In California since the close of school, where they Uttik the HSAA training, returned home Friday night. They are nob Chiles, L Donnlo Johnson nud J. K. Jacks. Stevr Ralph, jr.. arrived home Sunday by plane from Long Beach, Calif., where he completed his basic training at 'Terminal Island. His parents and sister, Bclty. met him at the air port In Memphis. Among Qsceolans who attended the home-coming of Chancellor Francis Chcrrv of Jonesboro were Mrs," Wclby Young and daughter, Karen, and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hyatt. The Rev. L. T. Lawrence of Hope, Ark., who underwent an operation, Is at home and his condition is satisfactory. Mr«. Wurtc Qulnn and sons. Wade. Jr.. and Ed, were Memphis visitors Monday. Billy Levenstein has been dismissed from a hospital In Kbrea nnd Is on the road to recovery. Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Moore" and children drove lo Qultman, Ark., Wednesday, returning Friday. They visited Mrs. Moore's parents, Mr. ilesday afternoon from Rochester where Mrs. William, was undereo- In* treatment at Mayo's Clinic j Frlenas of Airs. Willaims will be I R ,}^. C( J 0 leRm sne Is greatly 1m- Stiow Wilson. Jr., arrived In New York Tuesday, returning from a three weeks European tour. He flew from New York to Memphis nnd was met at the Airport by his mother, Mrs. Bob Glllesple. Mr. and Mrs. Y. o. Marble of Leland, Miss., were guests of Mr and Mrs. Ft. c. Bryan Friday On Tuesday, Dr. and Mrs. D. K Young of Memphis spent the day with the Bryans. returning home late In ths evening. Brlrlse Club Metis . Mrs. jop Hale entertained her Friday afternoon bridge club and Sen OSCEOLA NEWS and Mrs. Ci. j. Thrawlck. Miss Joanne Ciillom '. ,.„,,. Monday for Fulton. Ky., to attend leave MAY BE f A FAMILY AFFAIR ! FMeolitie, n°«*Pickiflf »nd • tor* TnenlinE reels] itch are often UU- Ml( itsns ot Pln.Wornu...o e lr parasites that medic*] expert* »r In/cal out Gut of every tfirtt p*r- 1001 oatoitied. Enlira f.mili,. m»y b« victim* »nd not know It. Tojctrtdof Pjn-y/ouns than p«l* must not on]/ be killed, but they live ana mvilliJ]? Th» "• I™. »ellf n-Jiat Jsrnt's P-W UbI«Ud« .. .and nere'a how they So It: fS^aE^if^ 5 *^ nioilern, medically-approved m- Pin a w"of t ' 0 °* rEyilL " worfc r' Ha * Don't take chances with ~ thEi dBijueroua. Manly contaEioua con- rJfUon. At the fi n t eisn of Pin- Worma, ask your drueinat for ?if"«'«• J Vne'BI'-W VermTfttf*. ! Iheimall. taiT-to-take tablets WT^ fccUd by tnmou* i)r. D. Jayne Jfc . Eon, Bp«ciAlIiU In wono remedii • lorover -" V ! i | f or IPiM -Wffo»iiis» I T seems that owning a Buick is something that a lot of folks dream about—plan for— and finally do. 'We say that because, so many times, they say so in words like those above. Those words make us hapny, of course-happy to know we sell a car which means so much to those who own it. Bat they make us feel just a little bit sad as well -sad to realize all the years of fun such folks have been missing for no good reason at all. For the fact is this: If you can afford any new car, you can afford « Buick. You can afford the thrill of bossing around that big Fireball 8 Engine that purrs forth a mighty flow of power. You can afford the gas bills-as any owner of a 1952 Htiick will tell you-bccausc that high- compression, valve-in-head marvel gets a lot of miles from a gallon of fuel. can afford the extra luxury of a real million dollar ridc-the silken smoothness of Dynaflow Drive* -the extra room and comfort and style that have put Buick popularity right up at the top of the list, next to the "low- priced three." Oo if you want to own" a Buick-there's just on* thing to do i Come in - pick the one of your choice — and let us show you how close the figure that goes on the bill of sale comes to what you'd pay elsewhere. As we've said before, your first car can be a Buick. Why not take the Big Step now? Equipment, accessaries, trim and models arc subject to U'itkw: nntife. "StaKtiard on Roadin.-,^cr, opl.a:*! at extra cost on other Series. Sure is true for'52 LANGSTON-McWATERS BUICK Co., Walnut & Broadway, Phone 4555

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