The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 11, 1950 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, October 11, 1950
Page 11
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1950 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Interview Puts Horse on Reporter And the Horse Also Gets tfie Last Laugh »/ RICHARD KLKINKR ^A Staff Correspondent NEW YORK (NBA)—U doesn't take much to collect a crowd in New York. There I was, simply interviewing n horse, and a bunch of gawky people pushed around. You'd think something unusually was go- ins on. Smokey. 1.5 one of the most Intelligent horses around. For one ! WBS. he never gets on the races. J^panothcr, he can talk—or almost talk, anyway. When you ask him a question, he'll answer it by nodding his head yes or no, or by counting with his right front hoof. He was in New York for a rehearsal. He's making his radio debut on John R«d King's "Give and Take" quiz show. Smokey brought «ith him Joe Phillips, a trained man who accompanies him wherever he goes. Smokey Is a grey horse. You might say he's prematurely grey because hc'.s only nine years old lie's been with Phillips, a cowboy- iypo, for six years. Phillips knows » tot o! stunls by now. I had decided that I wanted d Mk to smckcy. Here was a once in-a-litetlmc chance to get sotiv Information right front the horse' moLHJi, You might be interested in a neigh-by-neigh account of talk. Q—Well, Smokey, so you're a trick horse. How's tricks? A--(Smokey gave me a fishy stare, a neat trick for a,> Q—Tell me. Smokey, where will the Dodgers finish this year? A—(Smokey pawed the ground three times, indicating they'd fln- tsh third. I gathered he was a Philadciphla Filly fan.) Q—What Ls your opinion about International, control of the atom ^—(Smokey shrugged hw shoulders. If you've never seen a horse shrug his shoulders, you've never lived.) Q—Will the United Natiorei forces be able to hold on to Korea? A—(Smokey nodded yes, emphatically.) Q—Tell me, Smokey, who do you like in the fifth at Saratoga? A—(Smokey thought a minute, then pawed the groiind eight times I never bet on the races, but the next day I noticed that the. fifth fit Saratoga was tt'on by a horse named Early Heath. Post position number eight.) Q—Are you married, Smokey? A—(Smokey snorted with displeasure. Phillips whispered to me Eomething about his wife being art I Brushed by Busy Be«, Bate/ing Motorist Lands ' In Court, Hospital KANSAS CITY, Oct. 11. OT—A bee lit on Joe Kauffman's face as he was driving his car yesterday, He brushed at tt. The bee bounced against the windshield and back on his face. His wife. In the front sent with him, also took swipes at the bee. Kauffman's car crushed Into a parked car. Both cars were badly damaged. Mrs. Kauffinan went to a hospital for treatment of an Injured knee. Kauffman was charged with careless driving. old nag.) Q—Any children? A—(Smokey pawed about FROM THE HORSE'S MOUTH: Left tn right, Kadlo MC John Reed Kin p. Smukcy, and Reporter Richard Kleiner. .lines, then stopped and shrugged :ils shoulders again.) Q—Well, thanks a lot, Smokey. It was a pleasure talking—if you'll pardon the expression—to you, A—(Smokey bowed deeply,) I walked away, shouldering through the crowd. I lelt kind of disappointed that I hadn't gotten any more opinions from htm.- As I walked along, I heard a voice behind me. "That guy was asking an.awful lot of personal questions," the voice said. I turned around. The only person with his mouth open was Smokey. State Poll Tax Sales Record Seems Certain LITTLE ROCK. Oct. 11. (/I 1 ) Reports of GO of the^tRlc's 75 covin tics yesterday Indicated that a nc\ record for poll (ax sales Is sure t be set again this year. Deputy State Auditor L. E. Frl day said that In (tie GO countic which had reported this morning n totnl of 441,225 poll taxes \vcr iFsucd this year. In 1940, those coun ties issued only 395,556 receipts. The 1919 total for all counties— 488,000—was the largest in history, Friday said that today U th deadline for ccrtiiicaUon to IV auditor's office, the number of po taxes -sold on or before Oct. 1. Counties from which no rep or had been received yesterday were Calhoun, Carroll, Cleveland, Craighead, Crtttcnden, Dallas. Independence, Lafayette, Lincoln, Lonoke, Miller. Prairie, Stone, White and Woodruff, Meals on the House YORK H';—Paul Mosher, agcnl for Kay Kyser. has son who shows promise of fol- in his father's footsteps. The Mosher (amlly recently drove Los Angeles to New York. Eight-year-old each irenkfast and hamburgers for each dinner. And each time when he inlshed his meal he would run to behind "I've calm pancakes (or hambur- ;ers) straight across the country," ne would exclaim. "And I want you to know these arc the best I've so far." Not once In 18 meals would the restaurants allow the Moxhei's to pay for Michael's food. Boredom Conquered LOS ANGELES —(,<P)— rrank U Carlson conquered wartime boredom with a hobby. Now the hobby threatens to conquer htm. A commercial artist, Carlson spent his spare time as a World War II QI decorating the envelopes he mailed home. He began with a series of cartoons to his wife and followed with rose decorations, domestic scenes and special birthday and Christmas illustrations. Then he discovered that his hobby was a recognized one. There's even a magazine for enthusiasts. The word got around and soon Carlson was besieged by requests for decorated envelopes. Since the war he's begun an ambitious project— drawing the emblems of the squari- rons of the wartime air force on letters. He's made 100 so far, and accompanies each with an appro- from Goodman, Wis., and Topmost, Ky. Carlson says he now has hundreds of fans howling for his letters and has to work nights to keep up with demand. There's no money priate postmark. One, for example, is a picture of Uncle Sam rttUng 10 bolt of lightning with postmarks in It, but bored. at least he's no longer North TrMtynotlcnt :he restaurant the counter. Turkey and Greece, be no ficlancs of the oiiginol Truman Doctrine lo contain communisn^ore being asked lo even the score by helping North Atlantic Treaty nations pfan the defense of the Mediterranean area. Turkey's agreement to participate in the plan is considered significant, since it controls The strategic Dardanelles and could (lank any possible Soviet aggression south- against oil-rfcH Iran Where You find Them NEW YORK — ijPt— Clarence E. Lovcjoy, who publishes a college guide for parents, teachers and institutions, reports that maintenance workers of the University of Bridgeport (Conn.), Including janitors and groundsmen, are supplying a J225 half-tuition scholarship from week* ly deductions of 25 cents from their pay envelopes. In West Virginia, he says, a druggist Is giving $50 per semester as a loan fund to a West Virginia University student. Interest at 4 per cent begins one year after graduation nml repayment must be completed within three years after graduation. This fnl] 78 fcrmfir golf cadctiet atten<Ui\K colleges with the Chlcfc Evans Scholarships awarded by th» Western Colt Association. Chinese Deplore School SINGAPORE W)—Chinese community leaders, concerned at the "migration" of Chinese students to English schools run by the government, ar considering the establishment in Singapore of a muHi-mil- llon dollar Chinese University, to help preserve Chinese language, culture, arts and science. Prime mover of the scheme is millionaire Tan Lark Sye, who told the Singapore HokkAen Association a Chinese University in the col- only would solve the problems of Chinese middle school boys and girls who are unable to proceed bring to the new country were It First Cotton Mill To Operate Again The first successful cotton mill in America, established by Samuel Slater in 1790 at Pawtucket, R. I., soon will be alive with activity again. This lime, however, the mill will be operated as a historic exhibit. The mill now Is being reconditioned by the Old Slater Mill Association. The association plans to reequip the mill with machinery typical of the period and set it hi mctlon early next year. Slater's original machinery now Is in the Smithsonian Institute at Washington. Slater devised the mill machinery, the first of its Kind In America, entirely from memory. He had memorized the carefully guarded secrets of British spinning machines, for the only plans he could Smokes Before Food LONDON (W — Britain's Hltlc people would rather trim the food bill than deny themselves those cigarettes if a salary cut struck. Mass Observation, a commercial outfit that polls the British public on timely topics, got that result In a poll of middle class folk on this gloomy line: "Given a one-tenth reduction In Income, where would you make your cuts?" Ignoring A dismal country parson who replied "across my Ihroat," the figures showed that 32 per cent of those queried would Lnke the first hitch In the food bill. But only 22 per cent would cut down on smokes. dark. A stranger passing by asked 'what unit is this?'* "None of your business," protnpt- y replied the soldier. And Brig. Gen. Homer O. Eaton, isslstant commander of the rec- ntly activated 40th National Guard Division, continued his lonely walk unappriscd of the unit's name, bul perhaps consoled by the thought he was bossing a security conscious outfit. to China for higher education. his head. Our 1st Anniversary Sale Continues! Security Is Secure CAMP COOKB, calif. Wi—They teach every buck private that "loose lips cnn sink ships." This one lenrncd his lesson well, one ._...- , „_. . . k , — .. ~. —. night a unit was drilling In the' ADAMS APPLIANCE CO our Genuine Sour Mash recipe can produce the full, satisfying flavor of Old Fitzgerald. Modern shortcuts cannot imitate its slowly distilled, true bourbon flavor. OLD FITZGERALD Distributed Sj MOON DISTRIBUTING CO. Little Rock, Arkansas Sril,,l-W.ll.r Dkllll.ry. 111. UulwllU, K«nli/tVy, IH? '|00% lOHOfD KEHIUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY — 100 PIIOO? Sheer Nylons 51 GAUGE 15 DENIER $1.50 VALUE FREE Valentine's ... In Mark suede or tan A brown combination sueilt . . 58.85. Wilh (he Purchase of Any Pair Of Ladies Dress Shoe* Valentine's . . . tn Spiced I.ealh- ti or black leather, |».05. MEN! You've probably seen (!us nijjRed .iarmr.rt shoe advertised in Esquire. Note 'the (hick brown rubber oulsolc. Can't beat it for comfort. Complete si/.cs. Reg. $10.95 8 65 'S Tri rien 279 W. Main—BlythevilU SHOES f >^,-&~ People ! According to n recent widespread survey—almost half the motor owners in the United States would choose a Cadillac,'if they had I heir unrestricted choice. This is, of course, a tremendous tribute to Cadillac, and to those who have, designed it so we]] and built it so soundly for so long a time. Fiut we think it is, equally, a. tribute to the American people themselves. Only a small percentage of American motorisls have ever driven a Cadillac—or even enjoyed a ride in one. But that has not hindered the public from sensing the soundness of the Cadillac ideal—or from giving its wholehearted approval to the Cadillac crusade for quality. Where the effort is worthy—the American people approve. We regret exceedingly that not every one who wants * Cadillac can own one. Usrt we believe, sincerely, that many have needlessly denied themselves the pleasure. Cadillac cars are far more practical and economical to own than most people realize. It costs less to buy the lower-priced Cadillacs thaji it costs to buy certain models of numerous othermakcsof cars. Furthermore, a single tankful of gasoline will usually suffice for a whole day's drive. And, of course, when it comes to eiirfiirance, a Cadillac stands alone—for its life-span has never been fully measured. Yes, fora wide'group of people, a Cadillac car is a sensible, practical buy. \Ve hope sincerely that it is for you. SULLIVAN-NELSON CHEVROLET CO. 301 West Walnut Phont 578

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