The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 17, 1950 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 17, 1950
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IAKK.J CUUKltiK NEWS KK1UAY, MARCH 17, 1950 Scouts Planning Court of Honor . Annual Camporee For South Missco fet for April 21 -22 . Campflre ceremonies for a Court oj Honor will highlight the activities of the annual eamporee, being planned by Boy Scoub and their leaders in South Mississippi county for April 21 and 23. Plans lor the event were announced last night by Dr. Joe Hughes of Osceola, chairman of the camping and activities committee for the South Mississippi County District. I>r. Hughes said the camporec lite would be about two miles south of Osceola and that the Scouts would be expected to check in at 10 a.m. on April 21, tmd would not leave until noon the following day. Competitive Scout crafts, events and games will be Included in the activities, and the various troops participating will be judged on camp site, camping ability und boy leadership. Will Get Physical Checks Dr. L. D. Massey of Osceola, chairman of the health and safety committee, said that the Scouts would be examined, and the camp sites inspected for any unhealthful conditions, and that for safety no site would be selected near the river for the camporce. He also said that physical examinations were being planned for Scouts to attend the summer camps. Arthur Rogers, chairman of the organization and extension committee, reporte dthat charter reviews were being planned for rroop 51 In Osceola and Troop 35 in Luxorn. and .that the Cub Pack 51 in Osceola was due to be reorganized soon. : The reports were .made at the district meeting in Osceola last night. About 15 adult Scout leaders met at the i'Hut" in Osceola for the dinner meeting. District Commissioner, Emmett Wilson, conducted the meeting in the absence of District Chairman Herbert Shlppen. IRISH In-I»w » basin of beer, don't offer to buy an Irishman a drink. Buy him a bottle— : and you go home. (6) If you see two Irishmen dls- «ussing a subject with four flying fists, don't stop. They are probably mulling over why the six northern Irish counties stay with the British Instead of 'Joining up with Free Ireland. And it's a goTid quarrel to stay out of If you aren't In the family. (7) If you see a weeping Irishman, don't pause to find the reason for his tears. It may be because St. Patrick is burled at Downpalrick and Downpatrick Is in the northern area of Ireland still garrisoned by British troops. On the other hand, he may not know at all why he Is crying, ,so why innke him more miserable trying to think up * reason? ' i ,. Don't Call Him "Mick" ^8),Don't—even as a joke—call ' to, .-Irishman > Mick. Not unless ,yqu've already slipped him three mickey "f inns. (9)" And above all don't play any pranks on him. There is a legend here that a wiseacre once tried to sell British souvenir flags to St. Patrick's day parade crowds. Twelve might men from mayo dropped out of the parade, quietly picked up the prankster and took him to the Bowery. There his head was shaved and he was tatooed with Britain's Unionjack from the soles of his feet to his skull. When the tatco artist's arm gave out, It Is chronicled, the police commissioner arrived, rolled up his sleeves, took the needle, and put on the last four flags himself—then wrote "Up, Ireland!" on the scoundrel's forehead, and let him go. Asprin and words 10) Just remember that tomorrow the Irishman will be a normal man again. If you bump Into him then, -give him an rvsprin and a kind word, and you'll have a friend. -If-you meet me, skip the word- Just give me the asprin. Thanking you In advance for your understanding, dear non - Irish friends, we wish you an Irish toast older than the nine lives ol your great grandfather's grandmother's cat: "Health and long life to you: The choice of a wife to you; A child for every year to you Land without rent to you, And my death come in Irelandl" Sincerely yours, Hal Boyle P.S. In Ireland itself the doors of all saloons are closed by law on St. Patrick's day. The front doors, that is. Anti-Crime Crusade Hits Citizen Snag WASHINGTON, March 17. (AP) —How to curb wrong-doers without trampling on tho toes of plain John Citizen presents a tough problem In the current anti-gambling, anti- crime cnisade. Members of the legislative committee of the Conference of Law Enforcement recently organized under the sponsorship of attorney General McGratli, admitted as much today in the wake of a committee session. •Hie committeemen still emphasized that they are prepared to press for prompt Congressional action on stringent, restrictive legislation aimed at organized, big-time operations in the gambling field—with safeguards against infringing on innocent or legitimate activity. They have made it clear they are not interested in the Saturday night penny-ante game at 'Joe's house. The object is to put a crimp in gambling syndicates operating coast to coast and, according to the law enforcement conference, draining off several billion dollars a year from ordinary business channels. Mayor David Lawrence of Pittsburgh heads a subcommittee on federal legislolion. I'e said his group hopes to Imvc ready for Congress by mid-April . bills to ban interstate shipment of slot machines, and to prohibit use of any Interstate communications facilities for horse race betting or other gambling nuriJose.';. The oldest radio network, the National Broadcasting Company, wfts formed on Sept. 9, 192fi. Ex-UMW Official Says Coal Strike Delayed by Code CANTON, III., March 17. m— The ousted president of a United Mine Workers local union said today John L. Lewis secretly ordered his miners not to heed the Feb. 11 court Injunction which directed them to return to work. Lloyd H. Sittener. 44, former president of Locnl 7455, Canton, said in an Interview that Lewis, while publicly ordering his miners to end the strike, used a system of secret signals down through the ranks which ordered them to continue the strike. John Lnkin, jr., who replaced Sidcner as Local 7455 president, told a reporter "I never knew nothing about the signals If there were any. At that Lime I wns vice- president, and all orders were received by the president, Lloyd Sidener, or the secretary-treasurer of our local," In Washington. Lewis himself was unreachable. But in a March 3 Interview with Arthur Krock of the New York Times, lie was quoted as saying: "I know it is said that between the local, officers and members and myself there is a set of secret signals, that I phrase such urgings In a way they will understand me to mean the contrary. "But how could there • be such signals? And If there were, why tins no one In Die industry, with spies all about, been able to detect and expose them? it is nonsense." Key West Bosks In Truman Visit KEY WEST, Pla., March 17. (AP) —Key West basked In the spotlight of national publicity again today for "Harry's back." In the bars, at the strip tease Joints, and in the turtle steak cafes along President Truman's arrival was the chief topic of conversation as it was at the Key West citizens' Association. Every one wns asking, "How's ol' Hadry," for that is the way they usually refer to him. The President, with his bulging waistline, apparently felt as "fine" as he said he did. He resumed his regular vacation schedule, a dip in the"Gulf, an hour of sunbathing and an afternoon nap with meals .the reading of official documents and a little poker sandwiched in. t Before going to,the beach yesterday, he signed the bill repealing the federal lax on oleomargarine and ten other measures together with a couple of appointments of members of the board of visitors to the naval academy. Courier Plane Due A courier plane is due in today with other official work. Fund for Immigrants JERUSALEM (IP) — The Jewish Agency Executive plans to spend SJ4.800.000 Iliis year to help the settlement of new immigrants In Israel. . First telecast of political con- ccntion was the Republican assembly in Philadelphia in June, 1340. Mississippi County Court Files Date Back to 1865, Morris Tells Students Records for Mississippi County courts date back only to 18S5, Harvey Morris, Circuit Court Clerk old members of tho Manila High School's civics classes Wednesday. The county Is somewhat older ,han that, he said, but that year county officials feared that North•n iroops would destroy the re- irds so they planned to move them j Osceola by River barge. The barge carrying the records sunk, and the records were never recovered. The Chickasawba District of the lunty was formed in 1001. Mr. Morris explained to the students hat during the decade between 1830 and 1000 lumber mills and jlhcr industries acre beginning to ocate In Hlythevllle. and soon the own had grown to exceed Osccola, he county seat. In size. Poor trans- joration made it seem undesirable o spend many hours en route to Osceola to transact business £o a move was nude to the county made Into two counties. Efforts to have two counties established failed since '.he ar?a was not great enough, according to law, to be divided Into two counties. The law provided, however, that one or more districts could be formed, so in May 1901 the Chlck- asawba District of Mississippi County was formed. Records are available for the 49-year history In the district. Along with his rosmnc of Mississippi County history Mr. Morris explained the operation of the two divisions o f the circuit court, the duties of chancellor Judges, filing of law suits, selection of jury panels, and court procedure. He was invited to address the classes by Miss Thelma Fowler and Miss Francys Paulkner. civics teachers, In connection with the study of a unit in local government. Two Hobby Groups Organized by 'Y' Two hobby groups are being or- ani?cd by the Blythcvillc "Y" un- lej- the supervision of J. P. Gairott, lerrctary. Stamp collectors will meet at 7:30 i.m. tonight and gas model builders will meet at 4 p.m. next Tuesday to orgnnlxc two clubs. Sponsors for the stamp collectors organisation met yesterday nt ttie Junior High School to select a neeting dale. Earl B. Nail and liob- ert McGraw, both members'of the Blyllicville School faculty and both collectors, will act as leaders. Adults ind younger stamp collectors or ;hose interested in starting a col- cction are being asked to attend the meeting tonight at the "Y" rooms in the City Hall. The collectors will study the hls- :ory of the various stamps. Gas model builders will be under he leadership of Bob Coales. Those vim construct model planes, boats, rains or other gas-powered models are expected to participate. Robinson Negro School Has 'Hobo Convention' Robert B. Wecdeil was namcdaiie 'outstanding hobo" at the Annual Hobo Convention conducted by the Robinson Negro School PTA "Wednesday night. Funds from the convention; acquired through payment of dues for a hobo tour, v/l" be used to send Ethel Mills, P.T.A. president to the state meeting in Little Rock. Each grade of Robinson School entertained the cci vcntion after the trip, and Melvin J. White, a student of Pisk University led the "Grand Hobo March. 1 ' State to Execute Man for Slaying LITTLB ROCK. March 17. (AP)— Robert Louis Smith apparently will die April 28 for the slaying of his former wife here last May 4. The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review the death sentence against Smith, a former Texas convict, court officials notified Smith's attorney yesterday. Smith was convicted of fatally shooting Sallie Mac Barner, 40, near Little Rock's University Hospital, where she was employed as a nurse's aide. . , ' Smith, 41, had served a three- year prison term in Texas for a. bigamous marriage to Mrs. Barner. Ills conviction of first degree murder and the death sentence were upheld by the Arkansas Supreme Court. Shrine Officers To Be Installed Newly-elected officers of the Blythevillc Shrine Club will be installed tonight at a meeting of tin, Shriners in their Air Base, club rooms. Tht officers are E. M. Holt, president; Doii Blodgclt, vice-president and Max Parks, secretary-treasure The Shriners also will discuss the possibilities of conducting a Shrin ceremony here this year and the circus which will be sponsored by the club next month. Adams Appliance has the newest in RCA VICTOR television... the Te.-Ensemble GUARANTEED PERFORMANCE* DE LUXE RCA VICTOR 12%-INCH What a luperb icl I"... custotntu comment on Meing RCA Viclor'i new 12V>-inch Ey» \Vitne» Tel-Enjemblo— model T120. And frankly, thii •xpreues our thought exact]/. The Hit of fealuroi br'ow Include! a few of the many reaioni why Ihii 11 an outstanding buy. Slop In today and ask to se» tHo RCA Victor . TeT-Eniemb!e. Featuring: lh. Improved RCA Victor Eye Wit- n«u Picture Synchroniser; RCA Victor Automatic Mulli-Chonnel Slalion Seleclon o phono-Jack la plug In RCA Viclor'i "45" automatic r«tord changer, fine metal cabinet and a malching support wilh built-in onrenna. AC. Adams Appliance Cojnc J. W. ADAMS, Manager 20r,-20S W. Main 1'hone 2071 Only $ 229 95 Plus 51.25 Federal Ta Factory Scrvlre Contract Extra EASY TERMS SCRATCHED-James F. Murray III of Trenton, N. J., might nave been Ihe nation's youngest politico, at age 214, but the secretary of state ruled him out of the race for the congressional seat being vacated by Rep: Mary T. Norton. The youngster's dad, James F. Murray, Jr., was an early entrant in the race. Later, petitions were filed by another James Murray, no kin. So James, Jr., filed the short-lived nominating petition for his infant son to show "how preposterous" are what he termed efforts to confuse the voters by entering toe other Murray. - Gienn Lodd, Jr., Wins Awards As High-Scoring Scout in,Cub Pack 4 Glenn Ladd, Jr., won awards as the Cub Scout acquiring the greatest number of points in Pack No. 4 and also was awarded a laniard as the highest scoring Cub In hLs Den at ceremonies at the first Christian Church last night. Laniards also were presented Harold Blakemore, Clyde Kapp, Jr., David Moody and Billy Sam Hanley as Den winners. A Boy Scout flashlight was presented the Pack winner, who acquired more than 300 points. Tiie presentation of awards was part of the Cub Pack's rc-reglstra- tlon, and a total of SB Cubs reported to be registered with the Pack. Adult leaders also were installed at Ihe meeting. John Budnett was Installed as Cub Master and five new Den Mothers were named. They are Mrs. Joe Clandllsh, Mrs. Hol- Hs Moody. Mrs. Louise Wood, Mrs. Sam Hanley, and Mrs. J. C. Walsh. Mrs. Boyce Moore and Mrs. John Burnett were retained as Den Mothers. Pack leaders said today that the MeDaniel's AUCTION Every Saturday 1:00 to 10:00 P.M. {Lain or shine we'll have a house Full of merchandise to be sold to the highest bidder. Don't forget (o come. HIGHWAY 18 WEST Next Door to Lost Boy Grocery large number of Cub Scouts to register made it neoe.ssary to form two extra Dens in the Pack, and four Den Mothers are being sought to assist In the Cub Scout work. A training course for Den Mothers is being planned for the near future. Those Interested in working with the Scout units should contact one of the present Den Mothers soon, in order to participate in the training course. The next Pack meeting will be conducted April 6. The First Christian churlh is the sponsoring Institution for tlie Pack. Seychelles nuts resemble large coconuts. Rotary Lost in Figure* CHICAGO (If)— Members of Rotary clubs are engaged in a guessing game these days. They're trying to figure out how large the organization will be when they celebrate Its 50lh birthday anniversary In 1955. Paul . Harris and three friends started the club Feb. 23, 1905. They called it Rotary because the'early sessions were Field in rotation in the offices of members. At llest count, there were 334,000 members and 6,960 clubs in 83 countries. Alfred Tisch, chairman of Eo- tary's extension committee, cflme up with the idea for the giMHng game, "We can." he guesses, "nave 10,000 clubs and 500,000 members by 1955." Seychelles nuts require five years to mature. ^Hi CABIN With the genuine soar mash flavor that has made Cabin Still an old-time Ken. tuelty favorite for half a century. All KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOUKt ON WHISKET going into the second of the 20th century with our greatest array of FLORSMEIM NEW SPRING STYLES... 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