The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 25, 1953 · Page 5
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August 25, 1953

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

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TUESDAY, AUG. 25, 1953 BLYTHEVTLLK (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Tourist Season HitsWashington By ED CREAGH WASHINGTON (AP) — What's this? Only 35 mUlio grownup Americans have been to Washington? That's what the latest Gallup Poll says. The numbe seems incredibly small to anybody who lives here all yea round. Most of us would guess there must be 35 million day. Don't get us wrong—we love tourists. We take it as a persona compliment when they admire the Jefferson Memorial or the 'White House aglow with yellow lights in the summer twilight. Our hotelkeepers and restaurant proprietors love tourists too. And there's & feeling the constant, presence of peering strangers has a good influence on people in government—reminds them the United States is made up of flesh-and- blood Americans, not just zigzags on somebody's statistical charts. But these days—in these last two weeks in August, when everybody, and his brother-in-law is on vacation—is it possible there is a living American who doesn't come to Washington? Tourists, in the opinion of old settlers here, fall generally into four main classes: 1. Honeymooners. You see them everywhere, strolling hand in hand. It ia doubtful if they see you, however. From the sightseeing standpoint, they'd be as well off at a cabin in the woods. Angry Relatives Make Navy Change Its Mind ALAMEDA, Calif. (#)—A near rlo was touched off at Alameda Nava Air Station yesterday when th« Na vy barred wives, sweethearts an other relatives from welcomin three shiploads of returning Ko rean War veterans. A restraining line of Marin guards held back some 200 greeter as 2,340 soldiers debarked from th attack transports Henrico, Lena wee and Begor. The crowd became angry and forced its way past the Marine line Then it ran into another group 0: Leatherneck sentries. Finally the Navy—after blaming the Army, then retracting that reported it had erred and the relatives could visit the troops. But by that time hundreds of ;roops had passed on toward Camp Stoneman and processing for leaves 'ing many relatives strandec hout a greeting. 2. High School kids. They come in the spring, mostly, but they're I here in force right now too.' Crammed into buses, convoyed by I _ harassed teachers, they mostly j PfltTOIftlOII buy funny hats for souvenirs forj »•»• wimwii friends and pair off in pre-honeymoon couples. Some learn a thing or two about the government. Some Serious 8. Families. The late Robert Benchley said there are two ways to travel—first class and with children. There is one thing to be said in favor of seeing Washington •with a couple of toddlers in tow— you get to know every restroom in every public building. 4. The real, eyes-open sightseer. Sometimes these are schoolteachers on their own, released somehow from their clamoring packs of pupils. More often they're middle-aged couples, contentedly wandering, clicking away judiciously with a camera they couldn't afford until daughter got married and junior finished college. Actually, they're on a second honeymoon though they'd blush if you mentioned it. Only 35 million of them? It seems incredible. There must have been that many today alone—when I tried to get Into the cafeteria around the corner on Pennsylvania avenue for lunch. Building Permits and Real Estate Transfers Five building • permits were approved last week including one service station, one residence and three additions totaling $4,250. George M. Lee was granted a permit to construct a $25,000 six room, •. 'brick residence at 1107 Country Club Drive. Magnolia Petroleum Company plans to construct a service station on the corner of Ash and Division. The station, constructed i •iiaydite blocks is valued at flt.500- Mrs. J. H. Grear received a permit to add a $2,000 room to her residence at 630 West Walnut. n. H. Parr is adding a $1,500 room to his residence at 1525 West Walnut, and Raleigh Sylvester received a permit to construct a $500. one room addition to his residence at 201 East Davis. Real estate transfers filed in the Circuit Clerks office last week were: • Bneting Company, Inc. to Midway Farmers Gin Co., Inc., for $67,000, part of NE quarter, NW quarter, Sec. 34-T15N-R8E. Joe Wesley Gatlinto K. Kelly, for $1, love and affection, Lot 11, Block 2, Maybe!! Subdivision. Katie Faught to George J. Richardson, for $300, piece of land, in Lot 4, Edna Vails, third Addition. J- R. and Mary kathyrn Marr to Boyd and Bobbie Jean Tomllnson, for $10 and other consideration, Lot 2, Block 6, Country club Area Addition. Blytheville Development Co. to E. M. Johnson, for $2,220, Lots 32, 32 Stock 1, Wilsons Third Addition. E. o. and Mary Adams to Holly Development Corp., for $10, and Foils Suicide NEW YORK W>)—A woman leaped from a second-floor window yesterday, just as a patrolman rushed into her flat. He caught her by an arm, then held her dangling like a pendulum until help came. Patrolman Stephen Kramer, for agonizing minutes, held 100 pound Mattie Totkowska, 38, with a single hand. He used his other hand to balance himself as he straddled the open space between a fire place, where he planted one foot, and a window sill, where he put the other foot. The Nelly Dons ore here! other considerations, Lot 14 ind E half Lot 13, Block 5, E. O. Adams Subdivision. Holly Development Corp. to J. E. and Eleanor Dicks, for $2,000, E. half,Lot 13, all Lot 14, Block 5, E. O. Adams Subdivision. W. O. and Edna Hollis to R. S. Sarris, for $4,000, g acres, south of Walker's Lake, west of Styx River, Sec. 17-T15N-R13E. H. H. and Bertha O'Neil to Luther Griffin, for $500, a part of Lot 6, Sec. 9-T14N-B9E. Asbon and Meredith Polk to Meredith Polk, for $1 and other consideration, Lot 34, Larry's Fifth Addition. Elytheville Development Co. to E. M. Johnson and B. B. Goodman, as Johnson Block Co., for $2,200, Lots 34, 35, Block 1, Wilson's Third Addition. DOUAR-WISE7 THEN IT'S MAYTAG FOR TOUI 'fc. Aloyfor C*»*i* '•*'• ' J Adam. Appliance Co. Inc. RHEUMATIC PAIN? KIDNEY-BLADDER IRRITATION? •d. fot rh«vDMtk paia ..d kidniy-bloddw y«on RICHARDSON'S Cash Grocery Corner of 5th A Main SEED WHEAT ( Arkansas State Certified Blue Tag, Chancellor Wheat Special Prices for Dealers LEE WILSON & CO. Distributors Phone 3411 Jerry Hays Home Phone 2901 Nelly Don's fresh foil collection proves again that "good fashion knows no price tag." The fine fabrics are beautifully cut in simple, authoritative lines. The details are excellent. All adding up to a look of dressmaker quality and smartness that's typical of this famous designer. Come see her latestl Dressmaker crepe, above left, in a rich-surfaced rayon and acetate. Top yoke and jewel-tab give obove-waist interest. Jet black, red, green, blue. 14 to 42 and 12'/ 2 to 22'/z. 14.95 Frost-toned suiting, center above, of acerate and rayon. Dressmaker tailored in Nelly Don's good- looking Fair Weather Suit. Teal blue, grey, winter mauve, brown. 12 to 40 and !2'/2 to 22'/2. 17.95 Coal-cut gabardine, above right, of wrinkle- resistant acetate and rayon. Smart, simple lines sharpened with tailored piped trim. Beige, red, grey. 12 to 40 and !2'/ 2 to 20'/ 2 . 12.95 The cardigan jersey, far left. Soft, smart one-piecer combines tweed-textured and heather worsted woo! jersey. Charcoal grey or brown, 8 to 16. 25.00 Soft-shoulder jersey, left, with pretty ivy-leaf pattern of trapunto embroidery tracing pockets. Worsted wool jersey in cranberry red, black, blue, green. 8 to 18 and IO'/ 2 to l8'/2. 19.95 Its Whitsitt Because You Like Smart Things

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