The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 26, 1952 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 26, 1952
Page 6
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ULTTHEVTLLF, (ARK.)' COTTRTKR OSCEOLA NEWS arr Miss Marjorle And Children "For anyone who hai handled other people's money and children, fundamentally speaking, there Isn't a vast difference in Ihe two, They are both touchy objects lo deal with. I've had 22 years experience with the two and know what I'm talking about," began Miss Marjorle Doyle, who. I* now assistant cashier at Planlers Bank In Osceoia. "I started my career as ft school teacher, alter finishing William 'Woods College at Fulton, Mo., in '1930. My first school was at Sans Solid, four miles southeast of Os- ceoia, it was one of those little school houses you read about, painted white, where the teacher stands in the door ringing a big brass dinner bell instead of yelling her lungs out when it is time lo lake, up books, '"The HUIe school had enough pupils to keep six leachers on their toes for (he six grades it taught, but I was the one and only," smiled Marjorle. "My largest pupils weren't in the highest grade, f had some that were 16 years old going to school for the first time in their lives. It's an awkward feeling to a teacher to have a boy old enough to'shave but who. can't spell cat. -You feel sorry for them and that sympathy utmost gets you down, but that feeling has to be hidden to keep them from becoming spectacles lo.the oilier children as weir as giving them an Inferiority complex. In such crowded conditions; .the time t rra t type person requires lo even innke a showing just isn't enough, and they would really have been 'better off at home helping make a living for their family. * • • . "I THINK the greatest thing that ever happened to a 'community is when the little one-teacher schools were closed down and the children could attend consolidated schools wheie there aie teachers In spe-, clalized subjects. Teacheis nre more or less like students, they have their pet subjects they excel In nm( It's an awful ordeal to teach as well • s take subjects you aren't Interested in or fitted for. , " days, one teacher covered .everything from being Janitor lo 1 coach and no Individual could be given any consideration. "My father, the late George Doyle, was Jny inspiration for becoming n , teacher. He insisted that I leach in a small school my- first >ear. He thought that wa's inc. Ricalcst --x- pcrisnce )n the- world to a young . teacher so I look- his advice nral accented the job at San Souci. "I guess he was right about the experience I gained in my flist year for that year/was certainly 'one so different in my life that I shall never forget it. "The following year, the Osccola school went on a luitton basis ami the salaries hnd been cut so that all of the out-of-town teachers left Osccola for better-paying jobs elsewhere. "My father, who was superintendent, took an awivil cut in his salary, but being a true schoolmaster «t heart, he stuck with It and had me give up an eighty dollar a month teaching job for one Hi at only paid sixty. To those out,of the teaching profession,'; continued Marjorie, -'that doesn't make sense but my dad always (old iis school teachers were born, not made. •• "He saw the dire need of this Doyle Finds Cash Kindred Subjects Sflss Jlarjorle Doyle . ... from boohs lo banks school continuing and lie knew It would be an impossibility to'bring In new teachers In such a critical time, so I signed up to leach two grades, fourth and luth. I kept one grade on one side of the room anil would go to that side to teach, which wasn't always convenient due to the blackboards being only on one side of the room. But with n few changes and alter we became accustomed lo the inconvenience, It wasn't too bad. . ' t "f'RACTlC.U.lA' all the boy's In Osceoia who served in World War II were my students and they felt like they belonged Id me 'as'some of .them I hart In Ihe fourth grade and .following year when i taught the flflh imd sixth, 1 had them ngnln. I tnugliMiere for four years and eiich year I wns given a higher grade to tench so some of Ihe students I had for four years. You become terribly attached to a group of youngsters in four years. "I Imagine T knew more ot Ihelr little characteristics lhan their 1 parents did. • '.. "Speaking of the boys who served our country," continued Marjorlo. 'four of (hem never came back Sonny Ballenu. Buddy Bon'cn. W. T. Jacks, and Gerald Leslie. Every boy I (might in school, (o say nothing of the many other Osccoln boys, received a letter from me every week. ' "After the first mail I got from one of my boys, I knew what letters and now and then a box from "GeeJheseToy Farmall Tractors Are Swell!" And now Sonny can have a little tractor that's just like Dad's real one— ati all-red, plastic model, rubber-tired, of the famous Farmall H, manufactured by International Harvester. The)' 1 re here, now, at our store. (NTiKNATIONAl MUM IQWIPMINT HARVEST!* NIAQQUARTIRf home meant, so I continued the letter-writing and box-sending as long as any of them were away from home. The scrap book I kept of their letters, pictures and little clippings they sent me is my most trreasured possession." Mnrjorle recalled, the conversation she had wilh her fnlher when she came to Osceoia to teach while he- was head of the schoot. .'He told inc.. our family relationship ceased at Ihe front door of the school building niul he meant just that. I coiild not bring any of my school troubles home, clllier He. told me If I had difficulty with' any of my pupils r had (o KO before the entire faculty and discuss It; He was lots harder on me than he. wns_lhe other leachers. He was Just-flpwn-righl critical toward me and-- a ..lot of limes j w.intcd ,i o tench elsewhere but I didn't. "I had wanted to go as he was delermined I was going to' teach in Osccola. After four years here, I taught one year In Pisgotl and the following year In Armorel. The year t Inught |n Armorcl—19.17— was the year of the flood and the school was compelled lo close for a month. The water didn't get in the building but country children couldn't attend so there was no need jn leaching Ihe handful who lived near school. * • • "WHEN SCHOOL was oul that year, Mr. U U McDcarmont, cashier at the Mississippi county bank offered me n position as teller In th« bank xrtd I thought if r was ever to glvi up teaching, now was the time to do it, »o I broke my contract with Armorel for the following year and accepted the bank position which I held for seven years." She proudly showed me her wrist watch the directors of the Mississippi County bank presented her when she left them to Join the newly-organized Planters Bank BS assistant cashier. "The most embarrassing thing occurred," smiled Marjorie. "On the new Hank's opening day. The man who had come to set the time lock really fixed us lip. He set the timer for the following day and we couldn't get In the vault to our money for us to open up on. "VJslllng bankers still get a kick out of our opening day eight yearn ago. "When I was with the Mississippi County hank and while the directors wore holding a very imporl- ant meeting, Sonny Balleau, who was working for Joe Applcbnum, come In and pushed his deposit sack In the window. When 1 loosened Ihe top, a real live snake craivlcd out and I let out a war whoop that broke up the directors meeting. They thought somebody was holding me up." Marjorie is serving her third year as chairman of the Tuberculosis Christmas seal drive in Osccola which openeil up Inst Monday. She savs some who mail In their contributions write her a note and thank her for giving Ihem the opportunity to share In the drive. A few will mall the seals back and ask* that their name be removed from Ihe mailing list, "but there are such few of those It really isn't worth mentioning." she added. "When some, who probably have loved one.? afflicted with Hie dread disease, send In their contribution. it nmkes the poorest and the humblest feel the dignity of being important for having donated to such a worthy cruise," concluded Mar- jorlB. 3 More Crash Victims Found EDGEVVOOD, Md. lift— Searchers yesterday found three'more'bodies, accounting for all but one of the five crew members who were lost when an .Air Force D-50 bomber crashed on n test flight from the Army Cl-cmical Center here yesterday. Pour crewmen were saved. Still missing but presumed dead today was Capl. Amandus J. Boyle of Queen Anne, Md., the navigator-bombardier. RFQUKSTS FOR BIDS Notice Is hereby given that in compliance with the provisions of Sec. 4, Act 214 of 1943, the undersigned will accept 'scaled bids up to the oth dtvy of November, 1952 at 9:00 o'clock Ail., covering repairs lo National Guard Armory at Blytheville, Arkansas ,as follows: Repairs Including carpentry, painting, sheet metal, plumbing wiring and installation of heaters . according to specifications as drawn by Wittenberg Deloriey and Davidson, Architects. Pyramid BIdg., Little Rock. Arkansas. ' Specifications may be secured from office of Wittenberg, Deloney and Davidson or at the Arkansas National Guard Armory, Blytheville, Arkansas. The Department reserves the right to reject any or all bid!. Given under my hand and sea! on on this nth day of November, 1952. State Military Department By JOHN B. MORRIS. JH. Brigatlie; General, Ark NO The Adjutant General 11,1-1 Steel one-lenlh Ihe Ihlckness of a human hair has been (developed for use in a secret electronic device. lifei is easier • easy-to-clean plastic tapes and cords! jlcre's Ihe Venetian blind thai stny* iK-auliful because it slays clean. Vinyl plastic lap« ant! cords wipe spotless in seconds; won't fade, fray, shrink or slrclch. Mar-proof, snap.b.ick, aluminum slats; noiseless iinbrwiabls Iftsacls; fool-proof mechanism; new decorating possibiliiies. Make your All n'pv^'!,! l!ie ""Ho-dcan- ALL-H.LXALUM Venetian blind. SHERWIN-WILLIAMS Co. W Phon« 6767 WEDNESDAY, NOV. 26, 1952 STARR GAZING Abraham Lincoln it responsible for the last Thursday tri November being set aside for Thanksgiving. It was so fixed in 18«4, when he via president. Roosevelt tried In vain to have two Thanksgivings but he failed. Anything as traditional a« Thanksgiving just couldn't be changed, BO in 1942, a. nation-wide return was made lo the original day and since Roosevelt wasn't successful In his attempt. It'll probably be on the last Thursday In November from here on out. It's funny, but regardless of how many times a year you eat turkey, it never tastes as good as it does on Thanksgiving and Christmas. As for cranberry sauce, who ever thinks about it for any other holiday! Rocky mountain goats are no kin what-so-ever to a goat. They are related to the Chamois, serow and lakin—. The first national silver convention was held In St. Louis on Nov 26, 1889. From an engagement announcement in the Stamford, Cpnn, Advocate. "The bedding will lake place In Paris in December." A reputation has only two uses: It may be lived upon or lived up to. Among all races, it is said, the weight of the male brain Is ten per cent heavier than that of the fe.- male. All I've got to say is, that Quality counts more than quantity. Fashions repeat themselves, some times by the intention of the designer, sometimes by accident but one style I'll bet Claytie Chamher- lin, Mary Lynne Blaylock, Lynne Gooch and Bill Poster can recall— with a smile—were the split skirts and cerise taffeta petticoats we used to think were the last word in fash- Ion. And it must have been, that style diet! In It's youth. Remember when warm salt water cured a sore throat and coal-oil mixed with a little sugar was good for "la grippe"? It takes a fortune lor some men to be made gentlemen. Tain't a bit of need In > Mali's ship coming In If he's too darn lazy to navigate. Did you ever »ee a sweet potato In bloom? i ain't never. ^ Some folks are so lofty they can't be touched with a 10-foot pole. To find out the Iruth Isn't easy, and not always desirable. You know what men say about women? That they will buy ai\y- Ihing they think the store Is losing money on. r resent that; we like to buy things there's a shortage on or from the stock that's kept under (he counter Just for special customers. The best way to double your money Is to fold It, over and stick It in your pocket. : Nature, it is said has no punishments, only consequences. Remember u'hen you wore high button shoes and you invariably missed a button some where along Ihe way and you had to start all over again? • If there Is one thing that seems more unequally distributed thnn anything else In this world, it's work. Amen! • Everyone has his own Idea as to what friendship Is, but the fellow whose idea It Is to manage and run other people's affairs' thinking that proves something . . .well, this may be news to him—that proves absolutely nothing. People ain't that friendly. , Wisdom Is better than weapons of war. One should always be polite to people whose bills one cannot pay. iryou haven't attained your goal by 'the time you are GO, you are practically incurable. Remember when there was only one shade of face powder and the whiter it was the better? Only "fast On the Social Side... Meet* „. . . „„, 1 *»». hostess to her Friday Club. Chapter O' of PEO.sisterhood .Playing with the members were met with Mrs. Welby Young Wed- Mrs. John Enocns Mrs Billy Fra- nesday at her home, with Mrs. C. B. Young, a* co-hostess. Luncheon waj served to the 20 who . attended. The dining table was centered with a fruit arrangement interspersed with miniature candles, At either end of the table, John Alden ; ' ' were lighted. Two small tables where some of the guests were seated were centered with pumpkin and turkey candies. Following the luncheon. Rabbi Alfred Vise of Blythevllle, spoke lo the women on the Jewish religion. This year, the chapter has chosen different religions and customs In other countries and Rabbi Vise was asked to begin the series of program.' . Three new members were added lo the chanter durng the afternoon. They were Mrs. Ralph Woodruff, Mrs. Harold Ohlendorf and Mrs H E. Phillips. .Two out-of-town guests, Mrs. Nina Young of Washington, D C and Mrs. Joe Clay Young of Jones- zler and Mrs. Wallace Hoke. Mrs, Hoke won first prize and Mrs. Bob Kendrlck won second. Bridge Club Mee(s Mrs. Charlie Ha!e plnyed with Friday bridge club when it met with Mrs. C. E. Sullenger for" a dessert course preceding the bridge games. Winning ton honors was Mrs. Joe Cromer. Pall flowers spotted around the room provided the floral decoration, 'i Personals Arriving today to spend Thanksgiving with their parents nre Billy Alexander, Hn Travis. Doyle Dunn and Johnny Enrl Speck, They attend the University of Arkansas. David Laney. student at Vanderbilt, will spend Thanksgiving with his family. Mr. and Mrs. Ted Woods and Mr.- and Mrs. John A. EdrlngLon were at (lie CIariu°n Saturday nishl.lo hcnr Sonny Burnett sing with Jan Girb^r's' band. A pnrty of women \yho attended "Bell. Book and Carrlle" at the In auditorium S?.Uirdav rifternoon u'prc Mrs ^dward Re- Mrs. F.'H Wi--n<ll>. Mrs. Woodruff. M'-s. boro and Mrs! Nathan" Welnberg were special guests. Friday Club Meels I Mrs. Joe Rhodes. Jr., served a „ .. ., . . dessert .course and coffee preceding Ho '' bs " Iltl <ta"" l< fcr. Carol, an afternoon of bridge when she! A plom> of men accompanied — / . I Dive T.-s"ev to his hi'ntinf: lodie, | Ode 1, a( "pfts Harm). MiM . it-omen dared to use flesh color I where tbev win "remain until nft.or Powder. I Th n .,k5<.ivine. The nartv consisted I rt Wcsl- Fibril Newt nnicrolc. R. When you slice.fruit cake. do-soj c - Bryan pnrl T,i 0 d Op;i'»y They like your grandma did It—paper left Ofceo'n over the week end. in. This has a two fold purpose, i Prank s-nd«;r.s thi mill, inis nas a two fold purpo..., if it's too rich •', for Aunt Harriet she can discover it from a small serving ami she won't have to leave a thick hunk to go to waste. Another reason is, the fruit shows up better In thin slices. Besides the English were the first to serve fruit case and there was an art In seeing Just how thin it could be sliced" as they did it. Just pass it oftener but stick lo the thin slices. The waltz, of German origin, written in three-quarter time, was first recorded in 1770. The name of the medoly was "Ach, Du Lieber Augustine." Happy Thanksgiving! And don't forget the Tunis. the cromi of m-n d.»pr hnnt bolrnv snrt ruin. Seal! snpnt Sui'rtav in uttlc Reck. Included In u 'ho wr-re on San Antonio. Tey . were Prnce Tvv M'r>ot Ta">"r. p-hs Pr,i'-l<." nob'.^ Crews, nnri Dan Portis Thev w.4iw. "one a week, reUirnins home Frli™ dsv. Miss Teddy Mitchell of Memphis wns a week erd guest of Mr. and Mrs. .Toe Hij'tom. Jr. Mrs. Jfttl" Driver. Mrs. Hov Cox. Mrs. Jack Wilson ai>d Mrs. Melvln Snerk were amo-i R Uwe in Memphis Saturdav lo sep Joan Bennelt in "Bell. Book and Candle." : A milk cow which takes 8 to 10 gallons of ivntcr a dny in normal weather may drink 15 to 18 sullons or more In very hot weather ' his is the time of year earth seems to pause, ' K- •' • . ' . '.; er blessings counting: orchards, vineyards, fields •. • • / V harvest-ripe; the hillsides burn bright- o mortal artist's brush such color yields! -^ L ' "' ' ' • ine snugly housed for winter in their byreS, L. ' : ' : '- •' . •••'•' moke curling heavenward from homely, fires! reat Lord of Haryesttime, we also pauSS : thankfulness to count our gifts from Ypu$ . T • , isions of peace grown clearer; all we lov^T 1 ' » - • life—home, freedom, work" and friendship trull r o nation under heaven so blessed as we-» od grant us grace to share abundantly! , ' • MAUREEN MURDOCH "MEET CORU8I ARCHER- wW W h«r4 « . 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