The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 23, 1952 · Page 9
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/ WEDNESDAY, JULY M, 1952 OSCEOLA NEWS _BMTHBTn,Ll! fAMC.) COTTRTER STARR GAZING Truman's always seeing Ms mistakes too late — and after millions of taxpayers' hard-earned money goes down Ihe drain. Now with [fie boys In the Korean War (o help, he announces that racketeers and chis- clers preyed on Ihe 16 billlon-don.tr program for World War IT veterans. You can't blame them, when course In dance, bartmdlng, personality developement, etc.. etc., etc., were included in that program. "The Grenada County Weekly." newspaper, o'Jned and edited by W. w. Whltfikor, carried a front page slory under the headline, "Why a Democrat — like Truman — shovild be !lk« to hear a man talk about himself because then I never hear 'anything but something good." Why do people compare (hem- selves with animals when they sny they're as strong as a horse, "meek as a lamb, tired as a dog, contented as a cow. silly Hs a ^oasc. , cg! like a bird, sly as a possum, cunning as a fox. ami crazy as a jack- Many a person has bitten Into an over ripe oyster and found himself chewing on a pearl — there ocrat — like Truman — shovild be," c '"™'ng on a per elected." Then followed 219 column are some wh ° arc J" st that luckv inches of while space. Me? r<l b «»k » front tooth. Every person's duty is usually do', in ? something for the other' fel- Hcjtow but, there.'s one thins certain ithi hls s °«l Is his own. and It can't PAGE NINB On the Social Side... Miss Shoemaker HosttH Shirley Shoemaker «'aj hostess to eight young couples (or « "back yard barbecue" Thursday night it her home. The evening was spent listening to recordings and playing cards. I'ltch Club Meet* Mrs. Lalnh Cubic »na hostess to her fom-.ifible Pitch Club Friday afternoon wilh Mrs/ Loua Colbert, Miss Blanche CUeere nnd Mrs. Bet- mother ol Mrs. Daw«, Mrs. T. L. Purvis and children. Roberca and Tommle, and a friend of Tominle's. Huddy Long o[ Ker- Hday. la., have returned home afc- ft a visit with Mrs. Ix>na Cotberi. Miss Mary Anne craln will be among the nineteen women to KO on a seven week lour of Euvnp'e The.v will fall from .\foiUrenl, crm- nda. on July 25. and will return I lo the United States September 10 Pork for the next three week* Sh» Mil bo In New Orleans and Panama city, Ka. on her visit. Austin Moore, Jr,. of Houston Tex., Is visiting his mother. Mr«. Moiia Moore. " Mr. ami Mrs. Lois Fielder Jn4 young son nre spending their vacation In Ba'esville. Ark. Mrs. p. IX Johnson entertained with two tables of bridge Thursday at her home. A de.sscrt course pif-rcdfr! the bridge gnmrs. Mrs. A, W. Bowen won hleh score and Mrs. See OSCEOLA NTWS on l-aje U Will Rogers once said: "I always day he received my leltej brought book.s and material \irtn'""> <""" « " him. The . Jewish parents bronchi! *"> transferred their children to the. Masonic Hall and there is where the first Jewish Writing about . Mr. and Mrs, Ike Milter Horatio Alrer story One of Osceola s Best Citizens Now a Resident of Blytheville s,i Sunday School in Mississippi County I (he Cleveland Ohio rurhn was organised, Biylheville foDouvd News" had this to sav (bv ml« n t, suit and from the. besinnlng ot natch) "He had the pr vlledic "iw those two Sunday Schools, it grew of viewing a number of arc p=yo and erew and the «100,00!> temple! tian tutnmics" P " i'' Blytheville is the result, r was t'-.e onlv teacher for two or three years tot I really put my heait into teaching own belief." the children of my HERE IS something this writer wants to add and kno'vin« Tke Miller as I da, space won't permit lo tell of the many, many thousands of dollars he has donated to charity, never making a display nor even letting the reriplent know he was the Good Samaritan. J hai-e known of baskets on (op ot baskets being filled with holiday foods and clothing that Mr, Miller had distributed to needy families on Christmas marnlng. Maybe a Jew doesn't observe Christmas as the New Testament relates it, but all through the Bible charily is Dorothy Dlx's column is the o!d- estjiewspaper feature now running. -..,...,.... .i.,,, ul f t \i)\\ running It began In 1836 and is being carried on now. even after her de.ilh as It has always been done — advice to (he love-lorn "What the hell you want?" Th:il »'<M the greeting I got when I called on Uncle Ike Miller, Having known him all of my life. I knew that meant a friendly greeting because if he doesn't like you, he jurt gnmts at you, and his expression of profanity Is doing what conies naturally. Blytheville is a lucky town in having him as a citizen and Osr.eo- )n lost one of it's number one citizens when he moved there. Since his illness three years ago, he has been unable to visit his old friends here but the name of "Ike Miller" will always stand for one of the greatest characters and his benevolence will never be matched in our town. The life of Uncle Ike is a sequel to a dinner of the works of Horatio Alger. He .vas! llkker «'ith the Neerr.es. At first I born In Riga. Latvia, of Russian j couldn't hardly swallow the stuff. looked upon as the greatest of ail I "?„ v * I 1 "*' ycijn * deeds and for Mr Miller tn r,m n ,,,- " onl «' 'here are half now which way to go nor what ! was expected to do when I got there. I managed to get up town, however .and was taken to the only boarding in (own. I beliere the name of the place was - Stevens. Later a Mrs. Tucker took it over. "All old timers." added Uncle Ike. "like to remember when I started out in Osceota with a pack on my back. It is all true." he added, "that's exactly what I did. I would walk out through the country with this pack and at every house L stopped I had lo dump'the whole buying nnci instead of asking him what he wanted to buy, the "damn fool asked him how tall he \vn.s. The Indian replied, 'Can't you sec?' and walked out. and I fired Morris. deeds and for Mr. Miller to remember those who do observe Christmas Day is one of the most charitable gestures I kno\v anything about. I also know of several who had no funds to go to hospitals and Tke Miller was the first one to come to their aid. He doesn't know thai T know this The country of Tibet, whirh claims to be one of the most religious countries in the world hns a population probably less than the s'nte of Massachusetts, the reason for the small population Is that there Is a very few inches o( rainfall a year, making it imuosible to raise much food stuff. The ,. e are hun _ dreds of lakes, but they are In dreary surroundings, and' most of them are salty due to lack of rain Because ot the difficulty of mak- as tng a living, young men become Mrs. Colbert won high score Mrs. Spencer Driver won low and bridgo was won by Mrs. J. A. Pieg. Pre.sh peach sundaes and cake was nerved at the conclusion of tire games. Has nlrtiulay I'arfy Debby Etherlrtge celebrated her birthday by having a party Friday Afternoon at tiro home of her grandparents Mr. nnd Mrs. A. A. Adams. Ice cream and cake was served the little guests. Layette Shnwrr Miss Evelyn Jean Pies complimented Mrs. O. T. Richardson Jr with a layette, shower Wednesday night at her home. The rttiilni! table holding the gifts was centered with a parnsot covered in pink nnd blue flowers and ribbons. Folowing the presentation of the gifts lo Ihe honoree bridge and canasta was played. Mrs. Richardson won high score. Mrs. II. L, Wood, second ,1 n d Mrs' Clco Burch won high score in canasta. A dessert course was served at the conclusion of the party. Personals Mrs. J. O. Thompson, Mr. anrl Mrs. V. n. Sanders of Coolld-ie. Ariz., arrived Saturday for a visit with Mr. ar - -. Hobson Daws and family. ' Thompson is the Mr. nnd Mr.s. Johnny Crain a granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. A, ^ilcr of Osc-eola. Mi.ss Joanne Culloni Is visiting some of her classmates from Quit Quick Comfort for itching, burning miisry of Simple Piles with soothing, oil-rich' Keiinol 'Conjoins tono(fn .. " -- ••"*• n tmuiuu til them In Tibet. The women In Tibet rule the roost, so that's some la.sty as strawberries but just to say you ate some, here's how million of it's made: Five pounds firm, ripe "MY WIFK'S reputation of being a good cook takes me back to; as he Sllrcl 5' wouldn't mention it., the time when she cooked in the b "' J 1: ' 1OU ' '"'" s ' lr - s '" Osceola who! back of the store nnd the lawyer' holt! res l lonsit >le Jobs due to his Th . . -— who had an office ,m «, ir , *2" I Generosity In helping them through h ™ £ f , blow 75 miles P« r . hour before it. is called ° v.,,_-i tornalws (and I do mean firrrii. I - - , Eight cups sugar, one orange nnd ion. ! have heard t h a t one lemon sliced thin, remove seeds ire no cemeteries In Tibet Peel and quarter tomatoes, cover bury with sugar and lei stand over night. Drain off syrup next morning al rl heat lo boiling point and cook tin- there - --- --•' ~»-iln;ll;l JCJ, l[] nut don't ask me where they their dead Andrew Jackson was born on the border line or North South Caro- had an office up stairs corn-! plained constantly of the cooking" odors filling his office. I finally got enough of his gripes so I borrowed S750 for lumber and S105 for labor business schools, and now he Isi helping to educate county. a boy 'fronTthis 1 parents. He started school there, as the children do in the United States, at the nge of six. The children there- however, were not taught their A. a C's. they were taught Hebrew ifayer.s. r At the ase of eight his father died. He gave-up school then, as his mother had re-married and hi? step-father needed him to help make a living for the family, so he really never attended school, HE MANAGED, as the years went by, to jave a small amount of his earnings that his stepfather knew nothing about, with the dream of coming to America always before him. When he was seventeen, he »TOte to an uncle in Nashville. Term., ar.d tout him of his desire to come to this country and of the amount of money he had saved. The ' uncle sent the balance he needed for transportation but not a penny more. When he landed at Ellis 1s- iamn |ot out for them to see." con- ! and built a rive-room house We tnued Uncle Ike. "At that time ! lived in that home on Pearl street there were two Negroes to every until we left Osceola. If we had n I white person here and I ate many | good fall in (he store I'd add an i „ n,^ n »r „» pone bread and pot | other room or buy new furniture ' "In 1910. I left old Town arid: rented the store nhere Nathan! Wemberg is now located, and car but it wasn't long before I began 1.0 request it." he smiled. d^ himself the 'Saviour of! "THE GOOD people of Osceola took me right in from' the stari and the younger ones spent their „ snare time teaching me to speak ™ ™ nc ° English." the Bank I interrupted and asked who was',, wh ™ money was needed they 'knew who to call on for II." Mr Miller added. Mr. Miller related a little slory about his poker-playing days when responsible for teaching him to "cuss." "I Iramped the country all wack. sleeping any place I could and then came back into town on Friday night and displayed my little, handful of junk in a little hole-in-the- wall somebody gave me the rental on. I was the first Jew ever to set foot fn Mississippi County," continued Mr. MilJer, "and as the gentiles always say about xm, 'we are God's chosen people,' so by the Orace of God. I began to expand, little by little until I was able to rent a building arid have enough merchandise to fill up the corners, j r T had such a small stock that as i c THE MILLERS were never blessed with children but they were both blessed wilh hearts of gold. Mr. Miller, being the Mason that he is. has been pallbearer at a lot of Masonic funerals. On one occasion, when one of the richest » .- ..v. >.„«„. „„„ car-1 a , nd , m w l Ml ", sh men '" the lortfe i ried on one of Osccola's most thriv I * ' Mlller said ' he Iot)kcd ing businesses until I left there In i n lhe CBsket at n >m think-I 1926." I ing maybe he was taking some of For twelve years. Mr Miller was! hLs wealth *' ith him - Bllt when director m the old Bank of CXceoli saw that tnere wer(! no stoc) « ' ^ CEO!a . and bonds nor any certified checks, he knew then that you could take nothing with you when you died. He decided he'd make good use of his while he was living and could get the pleasure himself of seeing the good his money was doing. Regardless of when, why or !. you'd betler run for the ask questions Inter. Is the oldest hills; The greyhound breed of dogs. Old Town was booming. His poker- Dr. . r. n. Johnson in Blytheville. playing friends^'include'd" 0 s'everii 4wh ? ^ Miller counts as his l ' er *' lawyers and citv officials He added best frienrt - "marked, "The pat- here Dint if „.„", „<_ i_ '._,,,. "-"[tern was lost when Ike, Miller was here that it. was safe to tell it now- r 40 years.) made." land and was accepted into this ' I emptied a box. I stuck it back in country, he was taken upon a government vessel to the "Battery." "This was in the year of 1891 Ellis Island was then known as Castle Garden," Mr. MilJer informed me. From this point on, is where this young Immigrant boy was to become a true Alger character. Walking up Broadway in New York with lights flashing out the name of the firms ^he products fhey sold, were Trie •st. beautiful sights he had ever seen. The first night In this land of milk and honey and streets paved of gold, as he was taught to believe, he was forced to spend his first night on a park bench. Hj was too poor to spend even a nickei for a comb so he «'et his hair from the fountain In the park and combed his hair with his fillers. Not one wnrd of English did he know- "and very little Hebrew." h« added. WHEN HE arrived In Nashville, he sensed the feeling that he was not wanted and he besnn to worry. What next? After R feiv days, the uncle decided to lurn him out on his own. He looked on the map loos- Ing for a town on the Mississippi river, one not too hig. and Osceoln was pointed out lo him on (be map. With a note pinned to his coat, 'one discarded by the uncle nnd two sizes too VKI he was put on the train for Memphis with Instructions In :ne note to be taken off the boat in Jfsceola. ,>*This was In September and I came to Oswoln on the bottnm deck with the mules and the bales it cotton that «cre prdtrd up along the way from Memphis. I hart nuvrr seen cotton before." added Mr. Mii- ler. "but I made good use o! it by using the bales for my brd. "The boat landed ihen two mile; from Osceola and I was taken, or rather led. off tike one of the mules and turned ioose, Wilh all the hardships I had up to this time. I had Demand, accept onfy St.Joseph ASPJR1N WORlD'SlMSTSaURATW the sheif so it would appear I nari a fu)l stock. Five years after I came to Osceola. I^became a mason and no 1 * I can proudly say I am the oldest living Mason In the Osceola lodge. Where else but In America could an Immigrant boy claim that distinction?" asked Mr. Miller. "I branched out in a very few years and rented a brick building on old \rain Street. From the time I moved into the builciing until I "SOME OF the women In town found out about it by their husband's staying orit at plaved mostly at my .„,.„„, „„ ndded, 'but when the women went to the officers about it, officers who were 'one of the boys' — we dr-, ^ we'd do our playing in the | In honor the old court hou=c; member. The esteem his many friends have for him and for his wonderful wife was demonstrated when 200 at, tended their silver weddlmz annl- Wcjversary In 1027 at the Noble Ho- house," he-lel and of the beautiful gifls in silver presented them. June inth of this year, the Osceola Masonic No. 27 had "Tke Miller" night of his 56th year BS a on Broadway." added ^^^. Miller. MU ' ,- - -- .-.., broke it lip and then one of the men suggested the Jail. With the help of the old Jailer, we rigged up a cell and plaved In It for years," latieh- ed Mr. Miller. Another story related by Mr. Miller on the more serious side was the boztnninR of a Jewish Simdav left. Osreola in 1926. I carried only School for the children. This start- and well known brands more or less to wear business. "LV 1905. I married Oussle Weln- gerg. an aunt of Mrs. Walter Rosen- thai. I tried to court her for years when she would visit Osceola but she was scared of me. I'll admit I'm not the best looking man In the worUj but I didn't know I was that damned ugly, But. anyway, I final- . ls sart- me In Blvt catered I ed In mil or 1912, "Professor Fob- of his M i ' > " City. He operated a dry goods store In Steele. Mo., for 20 years before his retirement. He is one of the trustees of Temple Israel In Blytheville and was alderman In his ward In Osecola for many years. He held extensive farming interests and owned a street of rental houses in Osceola before selling out and go- ine lo BlvthM-ille to spend lhf> resl Calvin Coolidge wrote a hlstorv of the United States In 500 words. It's always easy for a fellow to tell you, "don't let It get yon down" when he's on the top rung of the Unless you're old enough to kick the bucket, rthe old oaken one. that Is) I'D bet y ou nev . er „ t e ' tomato preserved. I'll admit it's not - til syrup spins a thread, (2S2 degrees if you use a candy thermometer.) Arid tomatoes and fruit slices and cook over slow hent until tomatoes are transparent, seal in hot Jars. Makes, about 12 six ounce glasses. FREE CATALOG 1USINESSIS, FARMS, DANCHII, INCOMI moPIRTT FOR SAU THROUGHOUT THI WtST Contains names, locations. «ro«s. tense, rent, price, etc. SPKCIFV HtSIJ-'KSS OR rilOrERTY ANn LOCATION DESlRKn. and we place your request In Special Service Bulletin lent to o*-n«n * No obligation. Write for Cauloe No, fihji. national Business i Property Exchange 4101 W. 3rd SI.. Ui AnjelM 5, (jlil. , . , ly got her to say yes and we were »,r ^ married in IQIVi Wp cn^nt. mi,, h^ ! ^ cr - v *- married in 1905, We spent our npvmoon otflr the store, and H was a hell of a honeymoon. One of my •wife's relatives came (or the * - ed- rtinfrr and spent the night and I had to sleep w uh him. "I'll never forget Gns^ie's wed- i din? dress. [ hung It out In front of : the More and pold It for $1.93. i "The first, clerk I hired to work ; for me was Morris Panicle. He tend- j prf to everybody's business but mmr. ' Well T riidn't pay him very much so : I didn't expect much. He could ask the damnedest quesUon.i r think I' ever heard. We colled him 'bu'ln- ' sky' for short. j "I'll never forget the old 101 Wild i West Show that, came to OsceoJa , One or the Indians, over seven I whom all the old limcr.s will remember teaching school in Os-e la. came to me one day and '•''t me he had a proposition to make <o me. Of course I was eager lo know what he had in mind nnd when he brought to me Ihe Idea of statlinz a Jewish Sunday School In Osceola, it touched me so to think a gentile was that Interested In the welfare of the few Jewish chlld'en In his school that I had to have "I wrole to the rabbi in Memphis 73 it August II. and Mrs. Miller will be 72 In September. The date of her birth, she says is around the Jewish hoIHsvs ?nd that Is accurate enough for her. So the siorv ends of an immigrant boy. and like all Horatio Aleer stories. It has a cood ending. To have been thrown upon his resources, gave uncle Tke strength courage and self-reliance, and however lonz he. mlirht live, he will always be remembered as Ihe most charitable man we ever knew. Alerhem!" whic FLUFFY BISCUITS THAT MELT IN YOUR MOUTH ? RE-ELECT H. G. "CHARLIE" PARTLOW PROSECUTING ATTORNEY INTEGRITY, INDUSTRY AND ABILITY PROVEN Two Craifflicar] cnunly Grand Juries in their final report to Judge Charles W. Light complimented the Prosecuting Attorney's office on Ihe vigorous en forcemenl of the criminnl laws. Polillr.il Adv.-ralrl lor b r H. O. Parllow How to have o winning TELEPHONE PERSONALITY by EMILY POST Wc'rt often jurltfctj ty the ;«jy u:f use Irlrphant seriVre. Gnnl telephone technique and gmd tclcphane mnnnrrs are impnrlntil ton winning personality . . . and help ya,i gel the moa /ram your telephone service. One of the most aggravating eiperienccs B person cart have {» to run to a ringing telephone, only lo fiml (tint no one li tliere. Hut just how long should one let a phone ring before giving up) At least a ininiHc, is Lho experts' nn- swpr. After All. the person you're cnlt- ing may hp in Ilin ynnl or nway from the (iilcphnni!. Ami I lie figures show thdt nn estirnslcfl 350,000 mils a day are lost hy Soiltliw.otnrn Bell cus- tomcru who lianR up too soon. A call worth making in certainly worth wait, ing a minute for. In today'., busy life, at home or In the office, It's only natural to leave i!,e telephone as qnirldy as possible. Is There any •pecUl reason why you .should replace the receiver carefully? There certainly is! Your telephone i., just one continuous "busy signal" if your receiver i, not securely in place. >•>» c,in t receive any rails, and if you are on „ pilrty tinCi „,,;„,„,. rar| ^ party.line neighbors. It's a K ,,nil i<!ea to hnng up carefully, n ml to check the telephone occasionally if there arc small children in your home. A ftrcat rnany qucMlon, about telephone manner, center .round ,h. parry l.ne, and there seems to he some oue,r£ n o the hest way ,„ use 1,. For example, should one 7pa ce i-stjie? space calls, or make (hem ehairi- Spacing yo , lr cn]L , w , )r)o . m)t hf ^ t ^ "H com-crned. For one thing, other, cnn t call you if yoll hol[| , hc , inp for a !«»(! l.me. Spacing your calls gives others » ch-inrc lo call yon-and nUo pvra your party-line neighbor, „ chance lo IIF( , , hc linc Thu rcsults . n better service for everyone. An odverlriemanl ot Soumweilem Bell Telephone Comporty r 406 W. 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