The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 23, 1949 · Page 15
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1949 Many Find Fame In Half-Century Twentieth Century Has More than Share Of 'Uncommon Men' By John L. Springer Ar Xewsfealures Writer So far this Twentieth Century has had more than Us share of Uncommon Men. It has produced Winston Churcli- hill, who took a Britain gasping In near-defeat and carried It by In- nonutable Inspiration through' blood, oil, tears and sweat to victory In the greatest war of history. It produced Revolutionist Nikolai t.enln. the father of Communist Russia *$id the maker of communist doc- l-irir.e which under Jcsef Stalin has spread and already left its mark upon a quarter of the earth's face. H also produced n honscpalntcr turned dictator — Adolph Hitler — whose dreams of world power may nave more devastating effects on humanity than any similar madness in world history. In almost every field of activity, the first 50 years of this century have producer! men of rare genius. Ronsovelt Remembered Statesmen? Historians will remember Franklin D. Roosevelt., sprarheart of a pronounced shift In American theory of government, only four-term president in our country's existence. precerient- oreakc-r and leader of the world's forces p.gainst Hitler. Literary Iglits? Many people — along with George Bernard Shaw himself—wrap'the mantle of greatness around that bearded Irish playwright's slionlilers. Other critics say that hundreds of years from now the world will read, with reverence, works of this century's French Novelist Marcel Proust and American Poet Robert Frost. Spiritual Leaders? Mohandas K. Gandhi, slight, non-violent liberator of India's millions who was shot flown by an assassin's bullet in 1948. seems destined to live as one of the great martyrs of history. This has been a half-century of dramatic scientific and indus'tnal cnaliRe. produced by scores-It not •^imutreds— of men whose names ,"*vill be remembered as long as recorded words are kept. Name after distinguished name could be addert to the rolls for the harnevm>» of atomic energv—a feat which, of Itself, will make these times forever memorable. H.ihfj Meltner, Fermi. Oppenhelmer — these and others Joined In the greatest achievement of science ever known. The towering nnmcs to live In "ccnce may-be those of Albert Ein- Steln. who gave the world his sensational theory of relativity: o f Sigmunrt Freud, whose findings have sparked tho great field of psychiatry; of Ongllelmo Marconi father of radio: and of Dr. Alexander Fleming, discoverer of penicillin, one of the pace-setters in the life-saving realm of anti-fiiotic rtrugs. Filison's Record In inventive genius, a 20th Cen- BLYTHEVIIXE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Texas' Mary Martin Wins AP Poll To Select 1949's Woman of the Year By DOKOTirv ItOK Associated I'rcsx Woman's Kdilnr Mary Martin, the Texas gill who washes her hair nightly as star of the Broadway phenomenon, "South Pacific," has received high vote in the annual AP poll on outstanding women of the year. lury name stands alone: the name of Thomas Alva Edison, of the incandescent lamp, the motion picture, and hundreds of others. Nor_. will tomorrow forget Henry Ford, who developed the assembly line of production which put America In the forefront of the world's powers. Nor Wilbur and Orvitlc Wright, who in 1903 sent a plane into the air at Kitty Hawk, N.C., for 5!) seconds and hcgan the era oC flight. Nor the Polish chemist Casimir Funk, who isolated the first vitamins, nor the Canadian doctors. Banting and Best, who Isolated the first hormones which already have saved the lives of millions. It does not necessarily follow, of course, that the names of those j most noted today will live the longest 111 the future. Among 20lh Century Greats may be a worker in an obscure laboratory, a .writer of books unknown to the critics a preacher In little-traveled fields Some of the greatest figures of the past were not recognized in their own time on earth. But there is no doubt, as of now. that when the half century's slorv is told it will be done in terms o'f men deserving a place with the legendary figures of the past. We have seen greatness in our time. The poll, conducted ainoiiji editors of Associated Press newspapers, was divided in most categories, but was almost unanimous in naming Miss Martin top actress of 1949. It was the first time an actrc.ss received top vote in the editors' poll, outstanding women named Iti previous years have included such personalities as: Clare Boo the Luce (the Congresswoman) in 1944; Lise Meltner, atomic scientist, In 1915; Princess Elizabeth and Margaret Chase Smith, Senator from Maine, in 1048. Mary Martin began her career as a dancingt school teacher in Texas, gave the movies a tentative whirl and made her first Impact on Brodaway In 1938, when she wowed the customers with "My Heart Belongs to Daddy," hit song of "Leave It To Me." She is married to Richard Ham- day, former film executive, and lives quietly In Norwalk. Conn., ivith her 17-year-old son, Lorry, and their seven-year-old daughter, Mary Heller. Ten other women were voted outstanding in their respective fields for 1949. Woman of the year in the field of sports, was 15-year-old Marlene Bauer, of Lo.s Angeles, winner of the USGA Girls' Junior Championship. Pretty Marlene is five feel three and has been playing gol since she was three. in the field of music, Hclci Tniubel. Wagncrian soprano of th Metropolitan Opera, again was vot ed tops. A native of St. Louis. Mo. Miss Traubel has won fresh latreL Ihis year, being named a "Woman CHRISTMAS GREETINGS At this happy time of the year it is our great pleasure to extend to one and all sincere wishes for a joyous Yuletida. The NICKEL STAND Deck the tree with boughs of jolly good spirits • • • tinsel bright as the faces of littla ones on •Christmas morning . . . ornamentu reflecting happiness, joy, peace on earth -good will to all men. We sincerely wish you all the joys and happiness of the season and-a wonderful New Year to come. Russell Phillips Tractor Co. of Achievement" by the Group Action Council of SI. Louis and receiving an honorary doctorate of nnislc from the University ol California. In politics, the > laurels went to Margaret Chase Smith, first wo- niati to win an initial election to the U. S. Senate, and "woman of the year" 11 1948. Outstanding movie :.circs* of 1919 was Olivia de Havillanri. who won national acclaim Jor her remarkable portrayal of the ttle role in (he film, -i-he Heiress." after a similar earlier triumph in the role "f Hie made heroine of "The Snake Pit." In the field of business the poll named Georgia Nec.se Clark, of Rk-hland, Kans., appointed this year first woman treasurer or the United States. Her .signature appears on all u. S. currency issued since her apjxjtntment—a distinction never before accorded a woman. The vote for outstanding, woman In the field of radio went to Mahc Wilson, star of the Zany program "My Friend Irmn." Woman of the year In literature was Eleanor Roosevelt, whose memoir, "This I Remember," has been a best-seller. Margaret Clapp, new president of Wcllcsley College, was named woman of the year in the field of educaiion. The eighth president of the famous women's collciie in Ma.^achu.sctt.s recently had won a Pulitzer Pri/e for her scholarly biography, "Forgotten first Citizen: John ISlgclow." and at the time of her appointment was RU assistant professor at Brooklyn College and a Wcllcsley alumna of the class of 1D30- Named outstanding in the field PAGE FUTEEIT "1 science was Dr. Margaret Meat!, "oti'd anthropologist and author "! an impressive series of books, the latest "Male and Female." She Is associate curator of Ethnology iU the American Museum of Natural History. '<i6m& We offer our most sincere grmings to friends and patrons for a Joyful Christmas Holiday and > Happy New Vcjr, loo! ROSENTHAL, Inc. HAPPY HOUR GRO. & MKT. As another joyful Christmas approaches, it is a pleasure for us to. pause and offer heartfelt, llianks for the fine spirit of cooperation our friends and customers hnve extended ti s during the past year. A I, no oilier time of the year do warm feelings and fond words sconi more fitting and sincere and NO, in liumlile appreciation of our Bond im'lunc, and from Hie l>ot- l"in of our hearts we say, "THANKS A .MII.KIOX". S ON LEANER llytheville, Ark. CLOTHIER

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