The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 21, 1954 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 21, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLI (ARK.) COURIER NEW1 WEDNESDAY, APRIL II, 1184 QSCEOLA NEWS arr Mrs. Ed Shippen Reaches Top In Osceola Progressive Club Ac wctHtct club woman it coming to the front! and that is not intended for a pun. Mrs. Ed ahippen was called out of the kitchen, among pote and pan*, tcTbe made the new preaident of Osceola Progressive Club at the last meeting. Being considered a good cook •an have iti disadvantages some- tin*!. When luncheons and banquets are di»cu$sed, it's always the same old cry, "I nominate Mrs. Ed Ship- pea ac chairman of the food committee." No one would veto the suggestion of letting George do it; nobody wants •that job. They all know it usually faB* on a precious few to see that everything i« in apple-pie order and steaming to boot. Mrs. Shippen can be depended upon to get that job done. It gets to a point where people think a work hone never tires. While others are parading around in their club finery, with a dash of Shalamar for good measure, the gal in the kitchen is sporting the latest fad in cook aprons, flat heel shoes and absorbing aH the kitchen odors and misses sut on the fellowship for which the meals are intended. * * * HAVING HAD the Progressive Club at heart for the past 18 years hat taught Mre. Shippen the requirement of every office. She never misse* a state or district meeting, when humanly possible to get there. The Oiceola Progressive Club in an old club and has done more in the cultural field to make it a nationally recognized club than any other woman's organization in town. The march issue of "Woman's Home Companion" listed the Osceola Club as one of the 250 federated clubs of America out of the 18, 562 federated clubs of the nation, as being an outstanding club and that is something to live up to, but there is not a doubt in the minds of those who know and love Mrs. Shippen that she will continue to keep the club before the eyei of the nation. The sound of the gavel, when Mrs. Bhippen takes office in September, will replace the sound of the whispered cream beater—and the cherry on top. Mrs. Shippen's easy-going manner . . . Mrs. Ed Shippen . . . from pots and pans to president . . . Penn., and in 1890 the son, Ed, of a caboose than a chair car, but came back to Louisville and orga- being young as she was at the nized Shippen Brothers Lumber Co- time, she thought this would really mpany. He organized the Louisville Hardwood Lumberman's Club and was it's president. In 1900 Mr. Shippen formed the Louisville Point Lumber Company and served as its president for 16 years. Mr. Shippen and his two brother were partners for several years until they decided to go to Georgia and enter into the lumber business there. who have with her in the club will continue to grow with her as its head. to explore the wilds of Arkansas for virgin timber, he sent for his brother Frank (father of Osceola's Herbert make a story to write back home and it did. The train left the track three times during the trip, the rain coat she prized more than anything from her trousseau was torn almost to shreds by the time she so, that Mr. Shippen told her he would take her to Memphis as soon as they got back to civilization and out-fit her from head to foot and that took care of the crying. Mr. Shippen had a boarding house for the mill employes and the front porch. The front door is walnut. Mrs. Shippen. recalled the year the wood was obtained for the door — 1921. Their son, Joe, was born. "Mr. Shippen had gone hunting — one of the great pleasures of his life. He carried a Negro man along with him and the two were hunting ducks over on the bar when Mr. Shippen, with the eagle eye for spotting good lumber, saw sticking out of the sand the end of a log that probably had been buried there during an earthquake. "He called the Negro man and the two dug the log out, went back to his sawmill and brought help and a wagon to carry it back and to saw it into planks and remarked, "That log will be the door to that dream house.' After careful sawing, the boards were stored for 18 years, but that promise was carried out when his home was being built. * * • "HE WORKED practically a lifetime gathering up materials just as he did the walnut log. During the construction of the house, tourists who were interested in building or in unusual homes would stop by and make pictures to take back home with them. The house didn't cost as much in money as it did in the years of accumulating the lumber that went into it. "When time came for the exterior to be added, he went up* to the Ozarks and personally selected the field stone to be used. When the staircase was added, he selected the walnut with oak treads. "There isn't a lumber man in the south who didn't know 'Mr. Ed' and when he told them anything about lumber they never argued with him." Mr. Shippen was as interested, in organizations he belonged to as Mrs. Shippen is of hers. He was a Shriner for 50 years, and was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and a member of the Honorable and Ancient Artillery of Boston. Being & rotarian, he and Mrs. Shippen attended conventions all over the United States. He was a member of Calvary Episcopal Church in Louisville. Mrs. Shippen joined the Eastern Star here when the meetings were held in the old Opera House on the corner where the Mississippi County Bank now stanks. * * * She has been Mother Advisor for the Rainbow Girls and served in', the 18th District as chairman for the Home of the Aged in 1952-53. In 1952, Mrs. Shippen sold the dream house to Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Bryan. Joe had married and moved to Lake Providence, La., with his wife, the former Miss Alice STARR GAZING Daniel Defoe, born Apr. 26, 1659, and died in 1731, wrote hi* famous "Robinson Crusoe," when he was 60 years old. He was the son of a London butcher. He fought in Monmouth's rebellion in 1866; in 1688 joined Army of William II; in 1703 published satirical pamplet, "The Shortest Way with Dissenters," advocating banishment and hanging. He was convicted of seditious libel, fined, stood three trials, and confined in Newgate jail. Released, he continued his satirical publications and was again fined and imprisoned. After that he decided to give up satire and turn novelist. He wrote "Robinson Crusoe," in 1719 and after 235 years kids still love the story. To see the results of fall planting of bulbs and early perennials, is really paying off. This is about the most satisfactory job a person can do. People are getting more flower- growing conscious year after year. Tulips are beautiful, but unless you've got a lot of money to replant them every year, I'd spend my hard-earned cash on something else. The first year they are out of this world; the next year you moan and groan over the short stems and smaller blooms and by the third year, you wonder what became of , its head. Shippen) and the two settled near the uonl >' one he could hire to come She has held every office in the Kei ;£ r __ which ^ stiu called ship . to the Spur and run it was a new„.„_ „* . ,. . ^ v, ».„, Ke.ser wmcn is stm caaea &mp rri d j h j k _ Eastern Star and is a staunch member. It's never too hot nor too col> P n s too dry or too wet for her to attena After two y ears here - Mr - Shippen the meetings. It was through Mrs. i w « nt bftck to Louisville on a visit. Shippen's love for Masonry that she i Mrs - Shippen and her father were became active. ' visiting her sister in Louisville and * « » ! a telephone call came for her father. SHE SERVED a* chaplain in the ; Mr - Shippen was invited out to the organization prior to the fatal ill- i house and when he saw " that httle new of Mr. Shippen. He was ill for' S lr1 -'' & 0 ™ U P' he ^ ked to marr i' such a long time she was oompeled ! her — J' ust like that—but she made to give it up but when she was able i him wait until she wa * sure she to take up her duties again, she! wanted to marry a man the age of did. later becoming worthy matron. ! ner father. With all of the experiences in working in various organizations,! ing for adventure. The young wife couldn't boil water and the husband did the cooking. There was no train back for two days and in those two days. Mrs. Shippen got her fill of tagging along where Mr. Shippen had work to do. Mr. Shippen's knowledge and love off fine lumber prompted him to be always on the look-out for material to go into his dream house he planned to build some day. He knew lumber so well he could tell at a glance where the tree " ' : . "HF \V*«; thp nir^cr hpan T *»vpr lcu wl * K ml "~ e wiieie wie u ee working m various organizations, "f^» ^e nicest Deauie\er Shippen had other-Eastern Star and Progressive ! had - ™* s \ Shippen said, and it|* and ™ /^hih K«i~a' n^Attirtsvnr r*f fh* niiih 1 really didn't ta*ce me as long as I • . , , . , . . , \ji*w* i-^c*-Li(t ^JA c*Muc£4 u *ji u iv *»iiAU' * .'..*. . j \^. , ; nsirici fl.1 st find DO int. but ric 3 l\vfl v*^ *BT^^1 Ani-nA rtf r4i^m**«3 -nnfYVv-n i DrCtCnuSQ 10 tflll 1H 10V6 \VlvH illlTI. : .... _ J . " I Bended » »U » | be Mrs. Shippen came to Osceola as ; older sister had was that thev were j matter what happened and with a young onoe in 1918 and boaraed | bringing her to a ma l a ria-infested I *« attitude they came out on top v X^"CK Mr £- ? arVCy LaUgh ; i swamp and that her home would! <> f a lot of Acuities, lin. Mr Shippen had come in 1916 j be bu g Qn m ^ j Mrs. Shippen's father was in the j Mrg Sa ' ippen j aughs now at tbe ! DURING THE depression of 1923- Lumber Dusiness in Leavenworth, j impression her family had of Ar J 24. he lost all of his farm holdings. Ina., and it was through this busi-i kansas bm a{ter lhe ; ir first visit i But timber being his life, he never ness that Mr. and Mrs Shippen met. i w M j ss i ssippi county thev both i let *° of hls saw-mill and when Mr. ahippen, as we all know was j fell in loVe wilh it and w : ilh ihe : things picked up again, he did the much older than Mrs. Shippen and ; peop ] e W ho live here The sister! *'"£ he planned to do during the when he first knew her even mar- 1 made frequent visits to Osceola i depression ~~ buiit rental houses in rying the child of his best friend j and made many f : iends her ; and j Osecola. wasn't dreamed about. But young ; up unlil her dea : h a few vears ag0j j He had a lot of fine seasoned girls have a way of growing up fast j she c i aime d Osceola as her second j lum °e r <™ d no buyers for it so in in a few short years. i home ! *" ° e DU1 ^ n ' s ^ rst rental house Mrs. Shippen's mother died when j when Mr and Mrs Shippen • and kept DUildin £ them until today she was nine years old and she carne here, the only\vav to get to : T think il is sa ' e to say - there are went to live with her grandmother Keiser which is only' eicht miles ! more remal houses owned by Mrs. in the same town. Her father lived from Osceola in the winter time j Sni PP en than by any other individ- there too after he lost his wife and | was to go lo 'wilson and catch the ual in town when Mr. Shippen would come to; j. L. C. and E. train to Keiser. j Prom the time Mr. and Mrs. Leavenworth from Louisville, Ky., on j Leaving here at seven in the morn- j Shippen married until he built, his lumber deals, he always ate a meal ] m g you would arrive at four in the! dream house in 1939. he kept up with the family and brought along j afternoon — if you were lucky. i his collection of fine woods to go a gift for the little girl. j Mrs. Shippen's first trip to~ her j into that house. His idea, from the * " * j husband's saw mill came about on j time he first thought about it. was THE SHIPPEXS were all lum- j a rainy day. Mr, Shippen had j to use different woods in every ber men as far back as records j warned her the difficulty in getting room in the house to panel the show. Mr. Shippen's. grandfather | there but having lived the great- j walls and to use unusual \voods in and father were natives of Louisville i es* part of her life in the city of j the flooring. The floors in the liv- Ky.. and the three boys. Ed., Will j Louisville. Ky., she couldn't con- i inp and dining rooms, laid in and Frank, all followed in their j ceive a place as hard to get to, j blocks, are of thorn and walnut, father and grandfather's footsteps. I especially by rail, so Mr. Shippen i Throughout the other part of the The father, Edward Shippen, left decided one morning he'd take her. ! house the floors are random width Williams and their two children, Charme (pronounced Sharm — pretty cute name) and Eddie and the house was too big for any one person. It needed young people to run up and down that beautiful stairway and the twin nieces of Mrs. Byran, Mary and Martha Dillard who live in that dream house are young enough to take it, two steps at a time. The home — and Mr. Shippen would enjoy that —is the gathering place for the teen-agers. The girls have their own amusement room with a television set and record player and the rendom oak floor makes dancing their favorite pass time. There was so much sentiment that went into building the house that Mrs. Shippen wouldn't seLl it until she found a buyer she knew would love and appreciate the fine lumber that took almost a lifetime See SHIPPEN on Page 7 all the bulbs you planted. Make mine daffodils and iris, most satisfactory of all spring flowers and the third year, instead of them playing out, you will have plenty to divide with your friends. Haven't you said it a hundred times? "I'm ac sick as a horse" That expression was first used by Laurence Sterne before the Revolutionary War was ever thought about. They say "After love, book col- fecting is the most exhilarating sport of all." Pleasures are all alike; the fellow who enjoys a good sermon enjoys himself as much as he that hears a play. There is no way to measure the definition of pleasure, to my way of thinking. I get pleasure out of raising flowers while the young woman down the street enjoys ordering hers from the florist — that's what I mean. Do try this on your next hot tamale pie. Make up your usual recipe of corn bread and spread the batter over the bottom and top of the hot tamale mixture instead of the usual mush mixture. And here's something you might try out on your card playing friends: "Rum-balls." 1 fifteen cent package of vanilla wafers crushed, 1 scant cup of confectioners sugar, l^j teaspoons of cocoa, 1 cup pecans crushed, 1 A cup or more of rum or whiskey. Make into balls, roll in confectioners sugar. Let stand in refrigerator until firm. These are not for Junior. On t/ie Soaa/ Sic/e.. This is the goingest town for miles around. I'll venture to say there isn't a home in town that some member of the family doesn't belong to some sort of club or organization— or both. People here enjoy living —and isn't that what we are supposed to do? There are clubs here to everybody's liking. No less than 50 card clubs, and yet it a church-going town — which must mean the preachers have quit scaring folks to death by preaching that the con- greation is going straight to hell if they even touch a deck of cards. Long faced church-goers are passe. Garden Club to Meet The Osceola Progressive Garden Club will meet Tuesday with Mrs. Tal Tongate, Mrs. H. E. Phillips, Mrs. Prank Williams, Mrs. Claude Lloyd, Mrs. Lloyd Godley and Mrs. John Woodard as hostesses. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. with luncheon followed by a flower arrangement clinic. Demonstrations will be by Mrs. John Gant of Har- ris'ourg. The meeting will be held in the library building club room. Bible School Planned Plans are being made for the daily vacation Bible school to be held at the First Christian Church. The Rev. and Mrs. O. B. Moore and Mrs. Linchol Fairley will bej in charge of the program. The school, which will begin May 31 will continue for two weeks. Church Women Meet The women of the Presbyterian Church met Monday afternoon in the education building with 27 members present. A new member. Mrs. Chauncey Denton, was added to the membership. Mrs. S. W. Bowker, Mrs. Boyd White, and Mrs. Arthur Rogers were elected to represent the women of the church at the Presbytery Apr. 29-30 in Earle. Mrs. Horace Moore and Mrs. E. L. Taliaferro were named alternates. At the conclusion of the meeting, the hostesses served a dessert course. Mrs. Joe Cromer, Mrs. Lalah Coble and Mrs. Billy Chile were the hostesses. Personals Mrs. John W, Edrington is visiting her daughter. Mrs. Earl Futch, and family in Ocala, Fla. Mrs. Raymond Cotner and family of Essex, Mo., were Easter guesta of Mrs. Cotner's mother, Mrs. George Doyle, and sister, Miss Marjorie Doyle. Mrs. Bob Cromer is spending two weeks with her daughter, Mrs. Bill Puller, and family in Pasca* goula, Miss. She went especially for Easter. Mrs. Clyde Buchanan and Mr$. Chester Danehower are visiting in Louisiana. Mrs. Bill Elias and daughter, Sylvia, and son, Ronny, spent Easter with Mr. Elias' parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Elias, in Cairo, HI. Miss Joanne Cullom and David Laney, students at Vanderbilt, spent the Easter holidays with tfaei* families. Mr. and Mrs. , Roy Cox and daughter, Afton, spent Easter in Lynchburg, Miss. Coleman Lannum, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Lannum, who has been stationed at Fort Leonard" Wood, Mo., and has spent a month with his family, left Tuesday morning and will be stationed in Europe, according to the orders he received while he was in Osceola. Mr. and Mrs. Bob Kendrick returned their daughter, Miss Jean Driver Kendrick, back to the University Sunday afternoon after she spent "the Easter holiday here. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Shippen of Lake Providence, La., are in Osceola for a visit this week with their parents. Lt. Bobbie Williams, stationed at Shaw Field, S. C., spent Easter with his family. Miss Judy Ashmore and Miss Diane Butler attended the formal ball at Baylor College in Chattanooga Saturday night. Watch For Our GRAND OPENING TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON! CONNIE'S CONOCO SERVICE G. 0. POETZ OIL CO — "/ Sell Tkat Staff" V Phone 2-2089 This is the 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air 2-DooF Sedan. With 3 series, Chevrolet offers a model to meet evary individual and family need. These facts about the New Chevrolet can help you make an important decision Don't you agree that buying; a new car calls for careful consideration? Regardless of make, it involves a substantial amount of money and a lot of future satisfaction. This information can give you a better idea of comparative value and help you decide which make to buy. Louisville when his three sons were old enough to go into business with him. They settled in Meadville, solid oak secured by wooden pegs. THE TRIP from Wilson to Keiser j The interesting feature of the house was made in a car that was more i greets you when you step up on ATTENTION FARMERS The Paul D. Foster Co. has on hand at the Blyiheville Warehouse BREEDERS REGISTERED and CERTIFIED Soybean and Cottonseeds for your planting needs. Come to the Blytheville Warehouse for fast, convenient service and lowest prices possible. All seed packed in new bays—HIGHEST GERMINATION—TOPS IN PURITY. COTTON SEED Breeders Registered DelUpine 15 Breeders D&PL Pox Ark. Blue Tag Deltapine 15 Ark. Blut Tag D&PL Fox SOYBEANS Blue Tag Cert. Ojrdens Red Tag Cert. Ogdens Non-Cert. Ogdens Non-Cert. Dormans The Paul D. Foster C«., ii exclusive distributor for Breeders Certified Seed in Arkansas. Farmers—Remember that the Paul D. Foster Co. has been the leading distributor of insecticide* in this area for over nine yean. We carry complete stocks of fresh, high potency materials »t_»M **»•• »* the Blytheville Warehouse. Now is the time to be thinking about early cotton thrlp »n4 fit* hopper Mittrol. Also watch for cutworms and army worms In small grains. THE PAUL D. FOSTER CO. —Mytherllle War«#iouM Phone 3-341* A good customer of ours was telling us the other day how he sixes up a new car. Because he's bought a number of them over the years, we were interested in what he had to say. We think you will be, too. Actually, what he does is to ask about seven basic questions. The answers give a pretty complete picture of the car and its comparative value. Here's what he wants to know. How well do I like its looks? That's one question, of course, that only you can answer. You're the one who buys the car and you. above anybody else, should be proud of its appearance. All we can tell you is that we hear a lot of nice things about Chevrolet's new styling. People seem to like the new front-end and rear-end designi, and the way the bumpers curve even farther around the fenders. They like the new styling touches all around the car and the wide choice of bright new colors and two-tone combinations. A good many tell us that Chevrolet has a decided edge over the other cars in its 6eld for smooth and graceful lines. Who makes the body? This question takes in much more territory than the appearance of the car. It involve* the quality of the interior as well as the strength and safety of the body construction. That's why we think it worth your consideration that Chevrolet has the only Body by Fisher in the low-price field. You can see the difference outside and inside. We'd especially like you to look over the new interiors. Just sit in the car, if you will. Feel the quality of the fabrics and notice the more generous use of vinyl trim. In all these ways, you'll find evidence of superior quality and workmanship. And after all, isn't that what you would expect in Body by Fisher? As you know, Fisher is the largest and most famous manufacturer of automobile bodies in the world. Doesn't it stand to reason that Fisher can build extra quality into the Chevrolet body? It's there and you can see it. What's under the hood? You hear a great deal of talk these days about engine power. The truth is that the number of horsepower isn't nearly as important as what the horsepower does for you. In this year's Chevrolet, you get increased power in two finer engines. There's the "Blue-Flame 125" engine teamed with Powerglide automatic transmission and optional on all models at extra cost. In gearshift models, you get the more powerful "Blue-Flame 115" engine. But, actually, the increase in horsepower is only a sort of byproduct of design changes made for other reasons. Chevrolet engineers were after greater engine efficiency, not just greater power. So, you get improved acceleration, with greater and safer passing ability. You get quieter, smoother operation. You climb the steep hills with new ease. How hungry is it for gasoline? A car's reputation for, and record of, economy of operation is certainly an important consideration to most people. We'd be glad to have you compare Chevrolet in this respect with any car at any price. And, in the case of this new Chevrolet, you do not have to sacrifice economy for finer performance and more horsepower. That's because the Chevrolet engines are high-compression engines. Their compression ratio of 7.5 to 1 is the highest in any of the leading low-priced cars. This means simply that the engine compresses, or squeezes, the fuel mix- ,ture to a greater degree in order to wring more work out of it. That's how Chevrolet is able to give you an important gain in performance along with money-saving gasoline mileage •—and on regular gas, of course. Is it up to date in features? We can't think of a new feature or development you might want that you can't have on the new Chevrolet. Now you can have Chevrolet's zippy and thrifty Powerglide automatic transmission on any model. You can have Power Steering on all models and at a new, lower price. You can have Automatic Window and Seat Controls on any Bel Air or "Two- Ten" model, and you can hava Power Brakes on any model equipped with Powerglide. All are, of course, optional features at extra cost. How popular a car is it? When you come right down to it, there's no better way to judge the satisfaction a car gives its owners than by its popularity. How many people buy it and keep on buying it? Well, as you may know, Chevrolet is by far the most popular car in this country. That's true today and it's been true for a good many years now. But it couldn't be true—or wouldn't be true—unless Chevrolet gave its owners an extra measure of satisfaction and value. How much does it cost? There's a short, sweet answer to that one: Chevrolet is priced below all other lines of cars. This lower cost is made possible by the greater production facilities and purchasing power of the world's largest manufacturer of automobiles. That is why Chevrolet can offer you all the advantages we've told you about here—and many more, too. We'd be more than glad to have you see all these things for yourself and to try out this new Chevrolet on the road. We'll be happy to w* you at any time. MORE PEOPLE BUY CHEVROLETS THAN ANY OTHER CAR! SULLIVAN-NELSON CHEVROLET CO. 301 WEST WALNUT BLYTHEVILLE

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