The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 8, 1952 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, October 8, 1952
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IT, t, MM NEWS STARR GAZING i • Thing < Bra :t'i not all that it's cracked up be to paint an entire house in•de and out all by yourself uniess, T course, you are a painter by lade," admitted E. P. Bradley. | "You know what they always say ut women who love to paint and lave a little left over. It Just won't bme out even. Well, that's exactly lhat happened to me when^t d«- Ided to paint our living room. My life, Catherine, had cornered a Tainter and got his price to give pe living room two coats of hunt- green, which didn't mean a thing '' me. What I was most Interested .was the staggering amount she las going to be charged for the 1s-- pr and I was the little guy who had > Pay It. I "Being in the grocery business all. fy life, painting wasn't in my line every few' days some woman femes, in our store and tells 'about TOW she loves to paint so I didn't ! wiry I couldn't do it too. [ "I pretended one morning I had ; go out of town on business for he day and took Catherine to the |ore to run it while I was gone. A, I went to the paint store nd asked for enough hunter green t'palnt the living room two coats. Ine clerk asked me if I knew what^ pier hunter green was. "and if I %'t. I'd better'find out before nd, as nothing lighter than black fould paint over it. I told him that , the color t Ranted and not to Iy and out talk'me. I went put of •is store with .a ,br,ush, that .cost pe $12, and borrowed his step lad- 1 ler. "'.-,.• . .' ,-' • ••:.*'• J "I IX3ADED the paint In the car Ind drove oif whistling. When I pened the can and saw the color, I was to put over our off-white wail, 1 didn't know whether J misunder- Itood Catherine when she told the alriter what she_was going to use r, not. but I know if I called her Iver the telephone and asked her, he would tell me not;to:dare put J paint brush on her walls so I shut liy eyes, so to speak, rolled up my peeves, and started painting, I "When I finished gi\ ing the first at, it looked pretty good so'I'drove |p to the store to bring Catherine lome after closing hours and when >» came in the door, I;eould'.«« Ve was well-pleased and that in&de ': feel a lot better *—<^-«.. I "She spied the cor. nith-the left fver paint and said to rhe' to give dining room a coat before I L my second coat in the''living | Two freshlj painted rooms _ ally shows up fte rest ol the louse. She bragged so on me 1 de- pded to do the entire" house, let- rig her select the .colors. .J'After I finished the Inside ! did he outside and no« I can sit back this easy chair and prop my eet on anything in the living room I'ithout a word from the wife," |miled Mr. Bradley is some talent, in doing hings with my hands,'' continued |lr. Bradley, "My father was a lum-' man *nd was with Chapman *wey at Marked Tree for 12 years." 'Throughout the Bradley home are liecea of furniture the elder Mi', pradley had made for his son all (lade from personally selected lum- it that have gone into the differ- .it type tables and two maching' hests.. Their daughter's baby and Iren furniture all made by hand some day be heirlooms. iince :ny father's death in 1942," ontinued Mr. Bradley, "these ar- Jc>55 ot furniture have doubled in IVlue and we will always cherish |hem for sentimental reasons." JR. BRADLEr, who is d charter of the Cwceola Klwanis biub, has a perfect attendance rcc- Ird and has planned, with his wife's lelp, every dinner the club has lerved in the seven years since the |iub was organized. j He laughed and said the dinners lhat draw the biggest crowds arc Ihelr chitterling dinners ivhlch they ^ave twice a year. The club is going into it's eighth lear. and Mr. Bradley, who was the llub's second president, has served |or seven years on the board. "Once when I went to Memphis to ake up a meeting I had missed in isceola due to illness in'the family, the president then of the Memphis club made such a good speech, • decided I would invite him to our Ilub and really was surprised when Tie accepted the Invitation because le was one of the busiest men In Memphis at the time. Being traffic Ind sales manager for the Eastern Airlines. WIlHard Scott didn't accept nany out-of town Invitations and |ur club here felt llattered when he aid us » visit. . ' " "The year I was president, we raffled off an automobile and raised 5,000. We equipped the grade school llay ground. Our main objective Is llnxys doing something for the fouth'of Osceola and to sponsor ovements lor underprivileged chll- "fcn. we have home talent pUyt, iicake breakfasts and sponsor bther civic projects. At the present, klong with KOBE radio station, we •re sponsoring the amateur talent tontest. The lucky winners will get fcn all-expense paid trip to New Vork City.-' .".We think this la one of the most korth while projects w* undertake. •s it givts an opportunity to a lot pf people who otherwise would nev- • be given a chance to display their l&lcnts. THI ntOCEKDC wa madt fees: Can Lead to Another, Learns of Painting • *^ •dear A. _. tor his homey poems had'this to say about October: "But the air H mighty peaceful an' the scene is good to ie«, an' there's somethin' in October that stirs deep Inside o' me; an' I Just cant help believin' in a God above us wh<n everything la rip* for harvest an' the frost it back again." My favorite monthl It takes two people to make a happy marriage, A girl and her mother. Commerce Clearing House, in organization that reports on tax and business law. identified the average 24-year-old male as paying $34,700 In taxes by the time he's 65 ye»rs old. That's presuming his annual Income in «4,300. Just because we think a fellow has done wrong Is no sign that he has. Never get In an automobile with somebody you wbuldnt want to be caught dead with. , When Junior's hide needs tanl ning. don't depend too much on the sun. ; Oood friends are like diamonds. Precious and rare.' It's hard for some folks to admit the success of a person whom they dislike. K. P. Bradley. . . he had a little left over our recent pancake breakfast went to the Osceola High School band. We in the Kiwariis Club are zware of the great talent these youngsters have proven to have, and are behind them 100 per cent. They deserve a lot more recognition than they get and the citizens of Osceola should realize 'the children are getting the opportunity to become musicians which someday may prove to be" i .,\chhood for them and. if they hadnt gotten the les sons the) recehe here free of charge some probably would never haie a- chance to prove their talents." Mr. Bradley has served ori the school board for six years and no better "choice could the voters make than to keep him there. He and his wife are ardent sports fans and es- pcclEMy *> they support the'footbal] team. I 'We are running in some bad luck this year,'!,added Mrs. Bradley but we'll come out of it. We lost four ot our' biggest piayers,. when they graduated last year but our learns regardless of whether they win ™ lose are ail right In our little red book and what they need is-encouragement. And they won't get It unless that stadium Is filled and When;they go out of town to play the boosters should go along and give them "Things are different now than when my brother, Robert, anrt I went to high school at Marked Tree and played on the basketball team and went, put for track. There were no good highways or school buses to take the:kids in and some times there Wouldn't be enough spectators to even charge them to get in, but with the good roads now these trips are no more than riding to Memphis and nobody thinks anything about that," added Mr. Bradley "Robert Bradley held .the track record for the 100-yard dash throughout his high school days and when he attended the University of Alabama, he was given the chance to compete in the Olympics. Although he didn't quite make It we were proud to think he was given a chance. ^' "AX OLDER brother, who now lives In Los Angeles. e!«o made a name for himself in high school athletics while he attended Marked Tree High School. We Bradley boys were on the teams for severs years," smiled E. p. "The. first time 1 was even in Osceola was when we played the Osceola basketball team. That was 25 years ago, but I can still remember the home where I spent the night. Tho«t days, it t/as an afternoon's trip coming from Marked Tree to Osceola and we didn't leave after the game and drive back home s* they do now." This writer knows of one gesture Mr. and Mrs. Bradley carried out during th« days of the World War II. Every week they made up boxes of cigarettes, gum, raior blade*, canned goods, and candy and sent them to boys overseas from Oaceola This was a weekly ritual lhat continued for the duration and at night they roiled bandages for the Red Crow, It would be outside the »cope, though, of these weekly personality articles to discuss in detail the pri- vate lives of a husband and wife but I'd like to say this: It's refreshing to;see a couple which has been married for 21 years still find fun in being with one another 24 hours a day, and are still as much In love now as they were in 1931. Mr. and Mrs. Bradley have a daughter, Karen, who is a junior in high school this year. Mr. Bradley's sister, Mrs. Jewel Featheretone, is a teacher in Lan^e Elementary School in Blytheville and another sister, Mrs. Catherine Brvin u with the health depart- WANT LtgHT FLUFFY BISCUITS THAT /VIELT IN YOUR MOUTH ? US *U.VE<;«TaSL» Don't gripe at your youuguns If they aren't 'A" students. Were you? What was it old Solomon said about "training a child so that In his second childhood he would return to the ways ol his first?" When you push M, watch your childish acts,.they're.bound to come just as Solomon predicted, Little Joe Tal Schreick, who was stricken with-polio four weeks aao, has -Improved greatly since Roy Rogers and Dale Evans paid a special visit, to him' and what little boy wouldn't? Joe Tnl is In the beautiful new LeBonheur Children's Hospital "In Memphis and when Date and Roy found out a little bay from Osceola was there, they oald him a visit and autographed Eggs will stay fresh longer if you will store them with the point" of I the egg down. i a very n ner, says he gave up a bette? -paying profession to take a Job. I doot tet it. The "New Hampshire Gazette" was first published on Oct. 7, 175«. On Oct. U, 1831, the speed limit for B and o Railroad was set at two and one-half miles an hour within city limits. No greater than the walk of a horse. No horse • can win the English Derby twice. Silly reason— this race Is for three-year-olds only and naturally a horse, like human beings Is never three years old but once. Makes sense, does it not? When a circus has t sold-out performance, circus folks refer to that piece of good luck as straw house, John Qulncy Adams formulated the Monroe Doctrine. Preacher Hoe's first name is Ei- win—Elwin? One executive said he didn't want an experienced man working for him. They are always telling why something can't be done. He smart all right and knows all the answers, but the inexperienced Is so dumb he doesn't think about why something can't be done and goes ahead and does It even though it's the hard way. This same thing applies to a cook. When they come to you so highly recommended and tell you they were head chefs ot the Peabody Hotel, you'd better learn to eat oysters on the V"\lf shell when you much prefer them the cook. I'll still take the cotton- in a stew—the oysters, that Is, not patch variety; It's lot more fun teaching tha'njt is learning. The art of"painting, music, sculpture or writing Isn't nearly as great an art as living. Maybe I'm a little skeptical but ment of Shelby County! . Mr. Bradley was treasurer of the First Baptist Church in Osceola for five years and when the Chamber of Commerce was.first established in Osceola he sened on the board A woman on a radio program was asked if her husband was a book worm. Her reply .was, "Oh, no si —just an ordinary one." For women folks who aren't up on their politics: Left ivlng politicians or members of a legislature are liberals or radicals while right wingers are members of the conservative party. Now (hat explains It and if some of .you thought it meant left handed or rieht handed, you can change your thoughts. Women had better ' be learning these things, -'cause some of these days I predict there will be women president since aii ihe boys coming on now want to be cowboy* -or PACK nvnr On the Social Side... •P-i KM wwk with h*r iM«r, MM. B. /. I*«o«t«to, tad famlry. Th» rif »a« «lrta IB the Wlfflaia* horn* which wu decorated in «ln- nlas and marigold*. 3n th* ranws of -,—, _„_,_....j £ tnctnc of "Around the Clock," will b* presented Oct. 1« at 8 pjn. Committee* include Mr*. R. i. Illesple, general chairman; Mr* J. B. Strickllng, Mrs. Bruce Ivy, i. Melvln Specie and Mrs. Oo- i» Williams, gift*; Mrs. Herbert Hobbs, Mrs. H. E. Phillips, and Mrs. E. U Tnlllvies, table committee; Mrs. T. 8. Reeae and Mrs/ Joe Oul- Vom, Jr., at the home of Mrs. Reese and on Friday afternoon, the women ot th* Methodist Church complimented Mrs. Harwell, who was the former Miss Lillian Wilson, with a tea at the community house Six tables of bridge and two tables f canasta played st the Thursday light psrty with two special el committee. Mrs. Ray Cox, Mrs, Tal Tongat«, Mrs. I,. Oodley, Mrs. «de Qumxi, door committee;. Mrs. R. Bagby, Mrs. B. S. Shippen, Mrs. H. Matlock, and Mrs. J. Cramer, kitchen committee; Mrs. I,, Oeorge, Mrs W. G«yn. Mrs, Walter Driver, and Mrs. James Farrls, food committee. ' Mrs. Jettie Driver will be commentator. Bryant Floral Co., will provide decorations. The curtain will open on a huge clock, with Elizabeth Ann Ivy and Elizabeth Ann Alexander rising lor the day, to give a dance number Among other numbers will be » sola by Mrs. R. D. Mears. There will be 50 door prizes distributed by Betty Lynn Speck, Mar- Jorle Crnne, Ivo Lee Matlock, and Martha Ellen Williams. Junior hostesses will be Milzl Oivynn. Lynn Welnberg. carol Hobbs, Flora May Nichols, Svlvla Elias, Linda Lou Davis, Caroline Edrington and Caroline Harlan Models are Mrs..Lan Williams ot Jonesboro, Mrs. Fred Jacobs, Jr Mrs. Arch Caterings, Jr.. Mrs Bill •'oe Edrington, Mrs. J. n. Pinion Mis, Crane, Mrs. Sam Hodges. Mrs. Gene Butler, Mrs. Allan Segraves, Mrs. D. H. .Blackwood, Mrs Ambrnsc Teaford, Mrs. Bill Walters Mrs. D. A. Laney, Mrs. Don Blodgett. Mrs. Harry Driver ,Mrs. Bud Barker, Mrs. Jim Hyatt Mrs. Ralph Woodruff. Mrs A B Young of Heth, and Mrs. p. c. Por- Us.of Lcpanto. Misses Evelyn Jean Pigg, Sue Qulnn Wilson, Jean Ken- drlck, Lewellyn While, Oaye Wad- (lell anrt Patsy Bobbins. Recent Bride Honored Two parties given for a recent ball players. Wouldn't It be wonderful when people repeat gossip. If they would lenve out some of It Instead of adding to It? Since 1918, school attendance Is compulsory In all of the 48 states I don't kno wabout the other fr but there are sure a lot of kids ronming the streets that can't write their names. Like parents, like children, I always say. McKay. Throughout the country home of Mrs. R«ese was evidence of ap- proachlng fall. Arrangement* of bronze, maroon and gold early fall flowers were placed at Intervals. Mrs, Harwell wore « pastel green cashmere dress featuring rhlnestone ornaments. Her accessories were black and the hostesses pinned a corsage of white carnations at her shoulder, ui"u"t y. ernon As(on was presented high bridge score, Mrs. S, c Brandon Jr.. of Memphis, second and Mrs. Ralph Robinson received third high. Mrs. Charlie Lowrance won high canasta, and.Mrs. J. M. Hos- forl won second high. A silver table lighter was presented Mrs. Harwell. Greetln K the guests who attended the lea, were Mrs. Harwell, Mrs. N. B. Ellis, jr., nml Mrs. Dora Merrill. Mrs. Harwell a-ore'a'chnr- coal wool suit and black accessories, She was presented a corsase and a sliver pitcher. • The tea table was overload with an Imported hand made cloth anil was centered with a bowl of-bi'ldal flowers, flanked by silver candelabra holding while tapers. An assortment of,tea delicacies was dispensed from the tea table. The of- rhri 1S ti°' '= e Wom «i's Society of Christian Service assisted In th< serving, .. • Brian* Club Meets Mrs. Bettye Nelle Starr entertain- M four tables of bridge at her home Friday afternoon. .A dessert course preceded (he bridge games. Mrs John Enochs won high store, Mrs Louis Gcorec won second high, and Mrs. John w. Edrington won lov Canasta Club Meets The town and Country Canasta Club met at the country home ot Mrs. Guy Driver Thursday for luncheon followed by cnnasla. Mrs Driver served shrimp creoie and cherry tnrU to her guests. Pall flowers In deep tones were placed st Intervals in the entertaining rooms. . .... Mrs. Herbert Hobbs player! with the members. Winning top honors were Mrs. Tal TOfigale and Mrs, Frank Williams. . ' Guest I« Honored Mrs. A. r. Williams and Mrs. Ed Shippen entertained is guests Wed- Saunders ol Starkvill'e, Miss., who —, pin tray, - , At the conclusion of th* pitch game*, the hostesses served a aalad plate with Iced drinks. Complimenting Mrs. s»urjd»n» was the ehoir meln supper «»ven Thursday night by Mrs. Betty* Nelle Starr. Bed spider lilies and blue a|*ra- turn were used In the flower arrangements. Following aupper, th* sixteen guests played pitch. Mrs, A, P. Williams won high score, lira. Ely Driver, second, and Mia* Blanche Cleere won bridca. Mrx Asunders was presented a cook book. Mrs. saunde'rs was again complimented Friday night, when Mrs, Jim Cartwright entertained with a spaghetti supper In her honor. Vivid shades of zinnias 'combined with marigolds centered the dining t»- ble. where the guests were seated. Miniature arrangement* of verbenas and petunias were placed on th* coffee and end tables. The evening following the eup- pcr was spent Informally. Mrs. Cartwright presented handkerchiefs to Mrs. Saunders. Mrs. Sirtain Hostess I Mrs. t'lliott Sartaln entertained eight of her friends for luncheon Friday followed by an afternoon of cards. The guests were served Spanish delight, dessert and coffee. Marigolds and zinnias arranged in attractive containers .were placed at intervals on the sun porch where the guests were entertained. .Mrs. Bob Glllcsple and Mrs. N. Z. Pope won high scores. Mrs. Sear'cy Mcars was given the consolation prize. . Personals • . Mrs. Ed Shippen and Mrs. A. F. Williams are spending this week with their son and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Shippen In Lake Providence. La. Mrs. H. J. Leyensleln; Miss Bebe Levemtein and Harry Levenstein drove Mrs, W. R. Saunders back to her home In Elarkv"Ille, Miss., Sunday after- she had spent the weelt with "the Levenstein family.-. Mr. and Mrs. George Doyle, Jr., and daughters of Slkeston, M». were the week end guests of his.moth- er. Mrs. George Doyle, Sr,, and family- Mrs. Joplln Hale and Mrs. Arthur Rogers were Memphis visitors Friday. . • • . . ,Atoms Interest Studtnit WINNIPEG. Canada- (ft— Dr. W.. A. Mackintosh, principal of Queen'a University, said here that students nowadays attach more importance to Gelger counters than to great works of literature. He said he 1* confident the stress on "the practical assets of life" I* only * pass- Ing phase, ^ oull discover this about a Buick: t neighborhood jaunt would make The more you drive it, the more you like it; the longer your trip, the louder your praise. That's what people tell us. And well tell you why. You can drive a Buick three, font; five hundred miles in a single day, **d feel fresh enough to keep right on going. You can romp up high hills, cruis* straightaways, ease through traffic- tangled totvns, clock off hour ifter hour of relaxed and pleasurable ben* more tired tka* Jrlow come this comfort-rich ground-covering ability in a Buick? There's the ease of deep, soft seats for one thing—and plenty of move- about room for arms, legs, shoulders. There's Dynafiow Drive* taking all the chore out of driving, and giving your whole ride * satiny smoothness without trace of jerki- »ess or driving tension. There's a hoodful of power- able, thrilling, tireless-from • 7)» TV FoofbaH Gam* a high-compression valve-in-head Fireball 8 Engine thai whips out miles like a tarpon reels off line. There's the soft, steady, solid, swerve-free going of a coil-spring- cushioned ride that's well worth the million-plus dollars it cost to engineer, There's all this and more-much more-that makes your heart grow fonder of this trim and thrifty traveler. But words can't do justice to a Buick in motion. Only you can, When will you come sample this experience yourself? swf t? nee ft>* 'st — WHEN BE77ER AUTOMOBILES ARE BUILT tuick WILL BUILD THEM Equipment, tccessaries, trim mH moatls mt nb- jfct to cbmgt tntbout notice. 'Stmtsnl tm S oaJmjsttr, optional *t exlri cost em otbtr Stria, ^Optional tl ear* cast. -~~ "~~ ' Tw 9rMf "fe^te" «"«* «« 7S. TVfooAo* Gom. of OH *««• e v«,ry Soturdoy cmrf 8<**', Own TV Sfww every fogrrh Twdov — ' LANGSTON-McWATERS BUICK Co., Walnut & Broadway. Phone 4555

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