The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 17, 1950 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, August 17, 1950
Page 10
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PAGE TEN BI.YTHEVIU.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 195» Ah Summer, It's Wonderful—Blythevi lie Youngsters Enjoy Vacations v-V : *!' -* • - > ' i»i > /- " , - f*"^ - b *V#P , - v* >-- '•ftfl'HX . • A£ il.K VACATION—Courier News carrier boys Tommy Harrison (left), son of Mr. and Mrs. SALKSMANSHIF—Tommy and Jerry rang plenty of doorb. W. O. Harrison, and Jerry Strickland (right), son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Strickland, made their vacation a ' n ^ Pointed in the black rectangle in early morning hours before sun got too hot. Then they made calls to find out which home owneri wanted' numbers stenciled on the block. Those who refused usuallj got the job done free anyway. t profitable one by painting house numbers on euros. They had no flat charge, just took "whatever people wanted to give us." COWBOYS AND INDIANS—For Jimmy Jaggers, 5-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Alton B. Jaggers, 1010 Holly, the old game of cowboys and Indians was still a popular summertime pastime. And although the youthful cavalryman has gone mechanized, its an odds-on bet he was outsmarting redskins all over the territory. After all, who could challenge a young man with such a regalia—including Colt .45. bandana and jingle-jangle silver spurs? Young Jimmy hasn't started to school yet, but that's first on next fall's agenda. EVEN DUCKS LIKE VACATION-TIME—While heat-beating humans disport themselves in the swimming pool nearby, these web-footed habitues of Walter Park waddle about the park in the vicinity of their own swimming hole—the pond in the background. These "vacationers" are new arrivals, having been placed in the park early this year by the Mississippi County Fair Association. "In the good old summer tiitK.—" That was a fine tune in grandpa's day when "the ole swimming hole" was a river poo] beside a grassy bank instead of the modern concrete "water container" and one room schools still were teaching "reading, 'riting and "rithmetic." And = summer time was a good time in those days just as it is today. Children took advantage of the summer in those days for it was a good time to forget schoolroom cares and confinement and turn to a happy-go- lucky existence 01 fishing, swimming and general playtime ease. It wasn't all play, however, for some had to work. But it was a change and freedom from the routine "drudgery" and regimentation of the school room- It was eagerly welcomed by all. Just in prove that children haven't changed, Courier News photographers this summer made a check of Blytheville children on vacation. To see how they spend their leisure, see the pictures on this page. You might recognize a few of them—the lemonade peddler, the salesmen, the ducks —DUCKS? ? ? How did they get in here? SWING HIGH, SWING LOW—Here's one way to create your own breeze when the days are hot and sultry. Making best use of thi swings at Division Street Park are Mabelec Lunsford (left), daughte of Mr. and Mrs. Charles L,. Limsford, and Barbara Ann Webste: daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Webster, Sr. Both girls are eight yea old and In the fourth grade. .. but School Starts I In City Sept. 4— 17Days Away READY OS THE FIRING UNK—What with the Korean war and lads choose to do battle with a hand-me-down of young David's wca- untversal military training staring American youth in, the face, these yoimglcri at the Blythcvlllr alrbase sharpen ui> their inootlng eyes. With rifles and millimeter cannon being a few years away, these- SCAT-BOX RACER—Fourteen-ycnrr-old Nell Goodrich of 803 Moultrie Drive, found that summer was a good lime to practice one's carpentry. Here he Is shown Inspecting hU racer which he built from boxes, wheels and odds and ends in his spare time. His two admir- pon against Gollnth—the sling shot. 'Hie tnw-headed youngster thiul ing onlookers are nis sister. Mary K. Goodrich and Her frieml Ruth from right seems to be having a hard time mastering the first principle of a suiccMlul sharpshooter- keep your eye on the target! Wallace Both are six years old and just about ready lor school problems and vacations of their own. ATOMIC ACir. LEMONADE—Dan Rambo, son of Mr. »nd Mn. C. P. tlnmbo, set lip » modest out neat lemonade.'stand' In front ot nis home nt 1017 Holly. No squeezing ot lemons for Dan. He used • tro?.eii prepared mix,...Just thaw and add watei. Looking on sister, Mary Ann. li on

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