The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 15, 1953 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, August 15, 1953
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SATURDAY, AUGUST IS, 1958 BLYTflEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Tipt from on Expert— Stump Burning Is Excellent DevicetoAvoidWorkatHome By SAUL PETT around*the V h Y ° RK (AP) ~ K 3 ma " ^ °" ly ke6P WS head ' h " Can " SCap * * lot of W0rk The secret is to appear to be working on something important. And to meet the re quirements of the perfect labor-escaping device, you couldn't find anything better than burning out an old free stump. im P° rtan '. seems lil!e I '"£• Ordinarily, I don't like other stump-burning it such a good thing work and somehow seems like a job in which a husband and father shouldn't be disturbed. Above all It is pleasant, relaxing and Berene. Staring at the blue and white and yellow fingers of flame makes you feel like a philosopher. But you don't actually think much. You only think you're thinking. As a way of getting rid of a big, unsightly stump, it is the slowest method possible. If you Play your cards right, you won't burn out your raw material for months. I have now gotten away with I', for three week-ends running, and the end is nowhere in sight. I began every Saturday morning with an impressive show of force— with kerosene, ax, shovel, crowbar, pickax, ,rake, and garden hose. Most of these things, I don't use at all. The others get only ,a minimum workout. The hose, of course, is for putting the fire out if it gets unruly. You can use Ihe shovel to make one shallow trench around the stump. You can use the ax to make a few grand cuts in the wood so that the fire will have something to burn through. Must Be Watched After making as much noise with the tools as possible, I ignite the thing and pull up a lawn chair. The rest is called watching the fire. Obviously, fires have to be watched. Occasionally, if anyone gets suspicious, you can poke fresh kerosene, shoot impressive *• black smoke and flames into the air. That takes care Of the skeptics. For three week-ends now, my wife has failed to mention the warped screen door which needs planing .For three week-ends now, the kids have forgotten the playhouse I was supposed to build. Occasionally, a warm sense of satisfaction, responsibility and importance courses through my body when I hear someone whisper: "Don't bother, daddy. He's burning the stump." Frankly, I don't know why this Impresses people. But it does see to spread a sense of awe. Perhaps it's the cross-sectional view of the big old stump, all the hardened rings of age in the wood, the suggestion of mighty nature at work at these thousands of years, and here is puny man trying to undo a piece of it. Hipnotic Effect Of course, there is the hypnotic effect of the fire itself. It makes men . pause and look grave and take the long view. With unseen hands. It holds a tight rein on conversation, and there is no room for anything complicated. It also makes busy people envious. The first day I started, the man across the street, who was busy painting the outside trim, came over. He stared a while into the fire and said: "Burning it out, eh?" "Sure am." "There's something about * fire - •• "There sure is." Long stare, long pause. "Cigarette?' "Thanks. Long stare, long pause. people moving in my racket. But i don't mind sharing & little. HOLLAND NEWS By Mrs. Ed Hampton, Jr. Late summer travellers. Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Ladd of Zook, Kansas, are here for two weeks with relatives. Prom Mr. Ladd's mother, Mrs. Gertie Ladd, here, they are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Irby Ballentine of Steele; the Glen Ladds and the Felix Carneys in Blytheville and the Clarence Utleys here. Mr- Ladd recently received his masters degree at State College in Pitsburg, Kansas, and is now superintendent of the Zook high school. Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Jones left last week for their summer home in Fort Meyers, Pla.-, where Mrs. Jones, an arthritic sufferer for a score of years, will remain indefinitely. Mrs. Willie B. Carroll, formerly of Steele now living in Florida, will be with Mrs. Jones. After surgery and weeks of hos- iltalizaUon at Baptist Hospital In Memphis, H. L. Reynolds is home, mproving rapidly and able to re- :eive callers. The twin sons of Mr. and Mrs- 31aude Samford, Frank Wesley and Ceith Leslie, will remain at Memorial Hospital, Hayti, where the have been since birth July 30tl' These are Holland's first twins in 17 years when Nadine and Gladin Lahue, now high school seniors, were born to Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Lahue The Samfords' twins will be remov ed home next week. Mrs. Samford is doing nicely. Little Tony and Bnrry Erwin o: Caruthersville are visiting their grandparents Mr. and Mrs, E. E Bomar this week. They are sons of the Ray Envins In Caruthersville Finally, he shook himself loose, almost wistfully. "I better get back to the painting, I guess. Tell you what. Ill drop by later. Give you a hand again." You will notice that this man quickly assumed that work was Involved, even that he was help- i Red Gross Requests Aid For Relief in Greece WASHINGTON W>)—The American Red Cross Invites contributions for jelief of earthquake victims in Greece. The Red Cross said yesterday all t its chapters wauld accept financial gifts to be transmitted to the Greek Red Cross. It also allocated $40.000 for blankets and $10.000 for antibitotic drugs to be provided the sufferers. and Mrs. Erwin was Roberta Bomar of nere prior to her marriage. Mrs. Lessie Richard and son Jimmie, and Mrs. O. H. Pinkston of Hayti were here Sunday at Mrs. Maud Richards. They had just returned from Flint, Mich., where they visited with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Howard Richard and their infant twin daughters, Karen Marie and Sharon Mae. who were born July 19. Returning with the Michigan visitors was little Karen Denice Swanson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Swanson in Flint .who will stay thru August with relatives. A western visitor here for the month, Mrs. Beulah Walker, widow of the late Ray Walker, of Long Beach. Calif., arrived lately for an extended visit among four sisters, Mrs. Vera Cooper of Cooter; Mrs- Ruby Berry. Mrs. Genevieve Holly and Mrs. Noble Capehart. Following a few days here with friends, en route from Tennessee and Kentucky where she had been with relatives, Mrs. Charles Artman, formerly Mrs. Lola Walker Utley, left Wednesday for Willoughby, O., where she now lives. Accompanying daughter and son. Sherry and Billie have returned to Loxley, Ala., after a week here as guests of relatives and friends in Caruthersville and Mr. and Mrs. V. M. Jones were in Sikeston Friday at Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Walker's who moved from Portagevllle. Holland a few months previous. Mr. Walker is associated with the Sikeston high school and the Walker family have quite recently purchased and moved into their new home. Pfc. and Mrs. Lindy Thompson of Junction City, Kans., are here on leave spending their time with Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Martin. Mr. and Mrs. Gene Schraeder in Steele and Russel Thompson of Hughes, Ark. Mrs. Nannie Porter is some better at her home after repeated attacks of intestinal disorder. Visiting her (luring her illness were Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Kinkaid of Memphis and Mrs. Geneiee Lewis of Cooter. This week Mr. and Mrs. Board Stiers are at their granddaughters, j Mr- and, Mrs. Bill Moulton of Annanda, Mo., who recently became parents of a baby daughter, Deborrah Ann. Mrs. Moulton was formerly Betty Stivers, daughter of Mrs. Emil Kammer of St. Louis, and Lawrence Stivers. Mr. and Mrs. Homer Smith entertained Sunday evening with a yard party for the high school teachers and family guests who roastet frankfurters on which they spreac a melted onion-cheese sauce. Freezers of home made ice cream in assorted flavors of banana. choc- PAGE THREB III Triliuli! To 1 llmirti nf Uulstondiiiq Sen in; Floyd A Wliilu Far hit drvotiewi lo dUl.ul. and tl.-iMj, ol th<- . nwnl, u» wt* a* *tv ii«f*v hiv rol,. n ol v, cmd bom-l TflK A.Mi-Rtc:\N' I.KCIOK . Mrh !>* T „[ Juiv HKJJ LEGIONNAIRE HONORED — Above is a photograplc 'replica i of a plaugue presented Blytheville Leglonnahe Floyd A, White by the Arkasas Department oi American Legion. The plaugue, etched with a likeness of Mr. White, cites "35 years of hard work and service to s home post, district and department as well as to individual war r eterans, their dependents and survivors.' The etched, bronzed metal plate is mounted cm a walnut base and measures 27 by 15 inches. Women Driver Sues San Francisco olate and vanilla made this summer time party a special treat. Included in the guests were Mr and Mrs. Donald Long. Mr- and Mrs T. R. WilMns and daughter, Mr and Mrs- Charles Tennyson; Mr •md Mrs, L. N. Kinder; Jo Alice McGuire of Blytheville; Doris Clavk Ann Ashley Rozelle and Joe Gentry of Luxora. her was her son, Billy Utley, who had spent part of the summer with his father, Everette Utley, and Mrs. Utley of Steele. Alice Kay Brumlow, small daughter of Mrs. Mabel Brumlow, is home from Cape Girardeau's St. Francis Hospital where she has been treated for a leg fracture. She will return to the Cape hospital late this month for verification of her improved condition before attempting to walk. Her leg was injured when she was pinned beneath' the weight of a home washing machine some weeks back. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hampton and The Culbertson Club was enter- :ained Thursday evening at the RE. L. Smith home where two dozen members and guests saw a film on "Vacation at Home and in Other lands." an hour long movie in vhich each state and country pre- ented enticing and scenic vistas for prospective vacationists. Two Four-H club guests, Patricia Whitfield and' Janet Hicks, gave a food demonstration of dessert and salad dainties .arranged attractively on trays that set .on mirrored backgrounds, forming a soft reflection pattern. These delicacies were passed to the guests. Deportment Store Sales Same As Last Year ST. LOUIS W)—Department store sales in the Eighth Federal Reserve District last week and for the four weeks that ended Saturday were the same in dollar volume as for the comparable periods last year- For the year to date, district sales are running five per cent above those of 1952. Sales last week were down 12 per cent in Little Rock, Ark., down 2 per cent at Memphis. Tenn.. and up 1 per cent in Louisville, Ky., 2 per cent in the St. Louis area, and 5 per cent in seven smaller cities, as compared with a year ago. Where sales gains were recordec they were attributed by the Feder al Reserve Bank of St. Louis sea sonal "white sales." * SAN FRANCISCO W)— San Francisco Is being sued for $30,650 because a stop sign wasn't where a woman driver thought it should be. Martha Alexander asserted Donald J. Kevane's failure to halt his car at an intersection resulted in a collision March 26. The suit said Kevane should have stopped even though a stop sign there had been knocked down In a previous accident. Mrs. Alexander said she assumed he would stop and hit him broadside when he continued into the intersection. She claimed the city was negligent In not replacing the stop sign. A tiny camera with its own light blub on the end of a tube can be inserted into the lungs, intesti or stomach to take p direction in which til OSCEOLA NEWS By Bettyt Nelle Sfarr Entertain at Supper Mrs. Ed S h 1 p p e n and Mlsi Blanche Cleere entertained 10 persons at ft supper Wednesday night Asters and marigolds were used throughout the house. Following supper, the evening was spent playing samba. Bridge Club Meetl Mrs. Chris Thompson was hostess to her bridge club and two guests, Mrs. Hub Wood and Mrs. A. B. Bradley, Monday night. Mixed garden flowers were placed around the living room. Mrs. jimmie Hart won high score and Mrs. Carl Anderson won second. The hostess served dessert. Canasta Club Mccto Miss Bettye Claire Bowles was hostess to the Teen-Age Canasta Club recently. Miss Shirley Bowen Driver of Lexington, Va., and Miss ^nrol Hobbs were guests. A salad course was served. Personals Mrs. Ted Woods shopped In Memphis Monday. Miss Carolyn Faye Robblns and Mrs. Whit Lawrence have returned roin a varat'on spent in New Or- eans in Biloxi. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Gangraw and liree children of Flint, Mich., were guests last week of Mrs. Gangraw's lister, Mrs. Bonnie Beck. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Butler, Sr., are ipcnding the week end In Morrilton, Irk., as guests of Mrs. Butler's sis- er. Mrs. Middleton Semmes, and VIr. Semmes. Mrs. Roy Howell of Jonesboro and Mrs. Fred Green of Monroe, La., Kited their sister, Mrs. A. A. \dams. during the past week. Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Kline of Memphis left this week to make heir home in St. Louis. Mrs. Kline is the former Miss Flavia Driver of Osceola. Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Moore have as their guests Mrs. Moore's mother, Mrs. Clara Bims of Carthage, Mo., and a brother, A. L. Sims, and Mrs. Sims of Burbank, Calif. Mrs. Jim Hyatt was hostess Tuesday afternoon to her bridge club and two guests, Mrs. Wallace Hoke and Mrs. Bill Joe Edrington. The Rev. and Mrs. L. T. Lawrence of Hope, formerly of Osceola, stop- 8-Yeor-Old Gets Around SYDNEY VP> - Wght.yMr.old Jean Palmer, of Melbourne, left Sydney in July on her sixth round- the-world tour. Her father, Georg* P. Palmer, Is director of t Melbourne travel agency. Jean has spent only about It months at home In «h* put tin years. In those years she has traveled about 200,000 miles by ship With her parents she has been to the West Indies, the United States, Britain, Europe, Egypt, Hong Kong and Japan, and has Just completed, a holiday In Tahiti. Her father said Jean takes correspondence lessons from a Helped in Osceola Wednesday and I bourne school while she is away ,„„„» »u, _._ui ....... .... .... . spent the night with Mr. and Mrs. A- W. Bowcn. They were returning to Hope from Montreal, N. C. Mr. and Mrs. Frank McDonald and children of Clarksdale, Miss., are visiting Mrs. McDonald's mother, Mrs. George Doyle. They were en route home from a visit with Mr. McDonald's parents in Iowa. Mrs. Melvin Speck underwent surgery at Methodist Hospital in Memphis Thursday. She recently in all but one subject — geography. Largest Indian Mound Largest of all the Indian earthworks !n the United States is the ahokia mound, in Illinois, a quadrilateral pyramid 99 feet high, whose base covers 16 acr^s. REWARD '10°° For Identification And Conviction Of Person Cutting Shrubs At 701 Chickasaw- l>a Saturday Night. Phone 32-19. NOTICE My office will be closed from August 12th to August 24th. Hunter C. Sims, M.D. LITTLE LIZ— NEW * SUNDAY The fellow who isn't In shape to be a soldier probably isn't in shape to be a civilian either. MANILA, ARK. Air Conditioned By Refrigeration Matinees Sat. & Sun. Phone 58 "Your Community Center" & MONDAY DON'T MISS! Fourth In Population The United 'States ranks fourth n population among the countrie if the world, with China first, Un on of India second, and the Sovie Inion third. Iced "water melon the lawn at the Smiith's with a salted nut variety mix and drinks. Gals on Formosa Asked To Give Up Cosmetics TAIPEH, Formosa (/P) — Thrift and austerity are the watchwords of Formosa's provincial government these days and today it told thousands of its feminine employes and all school teachers to give up cosmetics. One local newspaper said the regulation will be hard to enforce and suggested that wives and daughters of high government officials show :he way by giving up lipstick, powder and other beauty aids. SPRAY WECOl AWAr WITH ATLACIDE THt SAFf« CHIOIATE KILLS JOHNSON GRASS, BERMUDA and many other grasttt and weeds. Deitroyi weed rool« .. . prevenlj regrowth. In convenient powder formj «asy to mix for M« at a spray. E. C. ROBINSON Attention Teachers Due to recent resignations, the Blytheville School System has vacancies in the primary grades, Junior High Library, and Junior High Home Economics department. » If. interested, contact W.B. Nicholson, Superintendent of Schools, 700 Chickasawba, Telephone 2053. APPLICANTS for high school vacancies are required to have degrees, elementary teachers must have two or more years of college work approved by the State Department of Education. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. SATURDAY GUNMEN OF ABILENE With Allan "Rocky" Lane SATURDAY OWL SHOW FANGS OF THE ARCT5C With Kirby Grant and "Chinook" SUNDAY & MONDAY SUDDEN FEAR V.'ith Joan Crawford Jack Palence Gloria Grahame ALWAYS A DOUBLE FEATURE THEATRE "Osceola's Finest" facins and the taking of the pictures are controlled through the lube from the outside. The camera has no shutter. THREE BIG DAYS! ©Sunday ©Monday • Tuesday THE HIGH-TIDF. OF APACHE TORY IS BEACHED IN .COLOR BY TECHNICOLOR««ta. CHARITON HESTON m ARROWHEAD ,.„.„ JACK PA1ANCE • KAIY JUHADO BRIAN KEITH . MARY SINCLAIR • w,,,,. n | 0 . CHAf It) MAfO-JS WAWM • Bt.H on t ..o..l 1, W. *. | UI i. l Phone 4621 Show Starti Weekday* 7:00 p.m. Sat. & Sun. 1:00 p.m. THEATRE AIR CONDITIONED BY REFRIGERATION ON OUR WIDE-VISION SCREEN SATURDAY Double Feature YOUR FRIENDLY 1HEATRE Enjoy Coo/, Air-Conditioned Comfort SUNDAY & MONDAY Continued Showing Sunday From 2 p.m. LORETTA YOUNG RICHARD GREENE! WAITER BRENNANCARTOON: "BUGS BUNNY" Nyoka & The Tigerman Serial LEEJ.COBB oid JANEWYATT iOHNDALL. SATURDAY LATE SHOW 11:30 CARTOON AND SERIAL: PEARL HARBOR who ihepte MmseiF- .-s A JACK M. WARNED PRODUCTION SUNDAY & MONDAY Double Feature LENNOX HEATING GAS INSTALLATION Serving Northeast Arkansas And Southeast Missouri Pale ROBERTSON PAPPIFP AIR CONDITIONING WMMVICIX and HEATIKin and HEATING JANITROL HEAT.NG DELCO HEATING CITY ELECTRIC COMPANY 109 SOUTH FIFTH BLYTHEVILLE PHONE 8181 ELECTRICAL SERVICE Serving Northeast Arkansas And Southeast Missouri

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