The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 25, 1954 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 25, 1954
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TOW.? COURMB Country's 'Craziest' College Professor Gets 'Cool' Degree By ROBERT H. JOHNSON JR. DENTON, Tex. (AP) — The craziest college professor in tilt eountry, man, is getting his doctor's degree. Craziest is what his students call M. E. (Gene) Hall meaning he's hep — the greatest. Hall, who has trouble switching dent he started teaching a coupl between scholarly conversation and of west Texas boys how to arrang bopster lingo, runs a real cool jazz music course at North Texas State College here. As far aS he knows, it's the only course in the United States that will get you a degree as A bachelor of music in jazz from an accredited college. By mail the first week of June, his doctor of education degree should arrive from New York University. "I'm not going up there to get because popular music and pretty soon hi had a class of 15. The course has been taught ever since. But Hall left fpr a while to teach band in Victoria, Tex., High Schoo and to work at a radio station in Fort Worth. Classics First In 1947. the college brought him back to build up the jazz curricu lum to qualify it as a degree pro gram. Hall- has the kids study tradi it because it costs money," he said. "I've got grocery bills and j tional music courses. When they're kids in school, you know." old friends with Bach, he lets them Hall, a big, bespectacled man work into his courses on jazz. of 40, has been fighting grocery i "They're young and very irn- bills since he got out of school , pressionable," Hall said. "Thej at Whitewright, a little town in get their vocabulary out of Down- north Texas. During the depression, he played the saxophone in a panic band. That doesn't mean the band panicked the people. Most of the time the band was in a panic, wondering: where it was going to play and eat next. He saved and entered NTSC. When his money ran low he'd go out for a year of one-night stands. B y!943 he had his master's de- free. While he .was a graduate stu- beat. And with some of them it may be a device to hide inferior- it yfeelings. "But I talk the language with the cats. Sometimes I even find it creeping out in my conversation when I'm talking to people." Anyway, the students think he's real crazy. "But opinions vary." Hall said. "Sometimes they let me know I'm a mouldy fig. "That's a square, you know- not hep." AVERAGE WEEKLY WAGES (Covered Workers) 10 MU m^\\m^\^$ L\\\\\\\\\\\\\\Vi\\\\\\\V\\\\ (AVERAGE WEEKLY BENEFITS $23.32 j k\\\\\\\\\\W C 1*40 1945 1950 1953 BENEFITS LAC —The difference between average weekly wage of an unemployed worker and the unemployment compensation money he gets has almost tripled since 1940, as shown on chart above. Congress is under attack by labor groups for its failure to revile basic labor laws. Data from U. S. Bureau of Employment Security. OSCEOLA NEWS By Bettye Nelle Starr VOTED PRETTIEST —Barbara Ballard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Ballard of Manila, has been elected the prettiest girl in the Future Homemakers of America chapter at Manila High School. Gary Crosby Injured In Two-Car Crash SAN JOSE, Calif. (ff>) — Gary Crosby. 20. singing son of crooner Bing Crosby, was slightly injured yesterday in a two-car crash that killed a Mexican national and injured six other persons. Bing rushed to San Jose from a mountain fishing trip. After visiting Gary in a hospital he reported, "The accident won't interfere with plans for Gary's radio show this summer. The boy is pretty good—he's a pretty healthy fella." leg injuries but hospital attendants said he wasn't badly hurt. Felix Oliveras, 24, a farm laborer, was killed. Highway patrolmen said neither driver was to blame. Crosby was driving one car; Jesus Hernandez, the other. Charles Wilks, son of Mr. annd Mrs. Charles L. Wilks, has recieved his discharge from the army and will resume his former job as teller in the Mississippi County Bank. The members of ^the Couples' Canasta Club met at the home of Dr, and Mrs. L. D. Massey Friday nightnight. Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Burns were guests. A dessert course was served. and Mrs. Bagby. to attend the 64th annual Arkan- Mrs S. E. Segraves entertained her dessert bridge club at her home Friday afternoon. Playing with the members were Mrs. W. O. Prazier and Mrs. Don Blodgett. Mrs. J. E. Hendon has returned to her home in Idataelle, Okla.. after a visit with her sister, Mrs. W. P. Hale, and family. , Members of the Senior Class of Luxora High School and their spon- night to hear Louie Armstrong" sor, Mrs. Bowen Thompson, spent lege at Hattlesburg, where she is a-student. C. C. Myles has returned to his home in Seattle, Wash., after a visit, with Mrs. J. H. Caffey and Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Hale Mrs Herman Bagby is in Bagal- usa. La., with her brother. R. L. nual prom at Christian Brothers Allege. Judy Ashmore and Lynn Weinberg were in Memphis Saturday night to hear Louis Armstrong. Mrs. A. B. Rozelle visited her daughter. Miss Ann Ashley Rozelle. n Gainesville, Ga.. who returned home with her Monday. Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Bryan have eturned from a business trip to Lexington. Neb. While there, they isited Mrs. Bryan's brother, Jack Dillard, and Mrs. Dillard. Members 'of the Form Group met t the home of Mrs. R. C. Bryan iunday for an evening of music. During the evening Mrs. Bryan e'rved a dessert course. Members of the Luxora Dance :iub and their guests will meet omorrow night in the Mirror Room f the Hotel Noble in Blytheville or their monthly dance and buf- et supper. Hosts and hostesses for he evening were Mr. and Mrs. ohn Bowen of Wilson. Mr. and 4rs. A. B. Rozoll. Mr. and Mrs. I. VI. Castlio and Mr. and Mrs. Russell Bowen. Ted Woods left Saturday for Chicago to attend the National Association of Radio and Television Convention. Mrs. Alma Morrison left yesterday to visit her sisters, Mrs. W. L Lowe and Mrs. H. C. Ferguson, in Jackson, Miss. She was accompanied by. Mrs, J. c. Scurlock. who will be the guest of her daughter. Mrs. S. G. Lockhart in Crystal Springs, Miss. Mrs. Scurlock also will be in Tallulah. La., to visit U. S. Navy Blimp Sets New Mark KEY WEST, Fla. OB — A U. S. Navy blimp that stayed aloft for more than a week without refueling to break the world's endurance record prepared to land today. The ZPG-2 airship of the Nan type with 14 men aboard was due to land at the Boca Chica Naval, Air Station, nine miles north of Key West, about 2:30 p.m. (EST), after approximately 200 hours in the air. It was cruising in the Florida Keys early today, in radio communication with the Navy base here, under clear skies with moderate winds prevailing. Old Record: 170 Hours jCmdr. Marion H. Eppes of Pinson, Ala., is in command, with a crew of 12 Navy men and a civilian observer aboard. The ligher-than-air ship left Lakehurst. N. J., Naval Air Station at 7:32 a.m. (EDT) Monday. May 17, to carry out a simulated anti-submarine patrol. It broke the old. record of 170.3 hours while cruising over Miami yesterday. Eppes told newsmen by radio that all aboard had eaten and slept well, ''but after a week ,we need baths." The 342-foot non-rigid airship covered more than 3,000 miles on patrol over the Atlantic seaboard, the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. A Navy spokesman said the blimp had been under way at all times and never "just hovered." "The blimp could wait for a submarine to surface it if took all week," the spokesman added. The old record of 170.3 hours was set in 1947 by an M-type airship, also out of Lakehurst. TUESDAY, MAY 18, lf*4 WINS AWARD—Jackie Marie White of Blytheville has received the Kappa Delta Pi award for being the graduating senior receiving a B.S.E. degree with the highest scholastic average at Honor's Day ceremonies held at Arkansas State College . Thailand Wonts To Avoid War BANGKOK. Thailand UP)—Thailand does not want to become involved in the Indochina war. Lt. Gen. Mom Luang Kharb. deputy chief of the Thai Defense staff, said today. Kharb said Thai troops sent to the border were only "to protect Thailand and to prevent Communist invasion." The statement was prompted by a Communist Peiping radio broadcast Saturday quoting a Bangkok newspaper as saying Thailand was preparing to "interfere" and had strengthened ground and air forces on her northern frontier. Only important shaft potash mines in America are near Carlsbad. N. M. Uranium Boom Swamps Brokers At Salt Lake City SALT LAKE CITY iVP)—A uranium boom swamped Salt Lake City an estimated five million share of uranium stocks changing hands in over-the-counter trade—which accounts for most of the uranium stock business. Issues listed on ' the Salt Lake Stock Exchange also were active and made substantial price gains. E. N. Bagley. manager of the J. A. Hogle and Co. office, attributed the brisk trade to demand that has been ''building up for several day." He said "a, lot of outside money," coming mostly from Texas, New York and California, boosted the volume and also the prices. Peaches Beat Gun SENECA. 111. UP)—Carrying a large revolver, a gunman walked into A. J. Wick's store and said: "This is a stickup!" Wicks, 60. dropped to the floor behind the counter and picked up a can of peaches. As the would-be bandit turned to leave. Wicks huri- ed the can of peaches and the man ran in panic. A gram of gold can be beaten into a leaf 0.0000033-inch thick that will cover six square feet. Point Closeout Many Types and Colors 1 Price Hubbard Hardware Burdette, who is critically ill at his; her daughter. Mrs. Bud King, and home. Mr. Bagby is visiting in Fay- i to . attend the high school gradua- etteville with his son. Bill Bagby j tlon of ner granddaughter, Peggy Ann King. Leaving Sunday for Hot Springs i Mr.^ and Mrs. E. H. Riley have sas Bankers Convention were Clarence Dean, J. W. Farris and C. B. Wood. Mrs. Earl Robbins took Caroly Fay and Jimmie Robbins, Betty Herdon. Sue Quinn Wilson and Paul Gobell to Memphis Saturday moved to their new home on Brickey Street. Miss Carolyn Lynch of Wilson har j been elected social vice president of ! the International Relations Club of Blue Mountain College. Blue Mountain, Miss. Mrs. Vera Maxwell has returned to her home in Memphis after a _. brief visit with her son. Monroe Miss Diane Butler and Miss Gay j Maxwell, and family. Members of the Matlock Circle of the Methodist Church met at the home of Mrs. Dyess Sunday Afternoon. Lisa Massie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Owen Massie. spend the week end in Memphis as the guest of Miss Grace Waring. Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Pemberton of Osceola announce the 'birth of a daughter Wednesday at Methodist Hospital in Memphis. Miss Martha Traylor. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Traylor, will participate in the water carnival at Mississippi Southern Col- Warden spent the week end in; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Miller of Memphis as the houseguests of Miss , Joiner announce the birth of „ Daisy Kirk, aunt of Diane's. Satur- i daughter Wednesday at Methodist day night, they attended the an-' Hospital in Memphis. for the COURIER NEWS in Osceola, call BILLY BEALL, 567-M Robert Taylor, Ursula Thiess Are Married JACKSON, Wyo. (IP)— Movie actor Robert Taylor and his bride of one day, actress Ursula Thiess, fly back to Los Angeles today after their semisecret wedding on picturesque Jackson Lake. They were married yesterday afternoon aboard the cabin cruiser of Je*6 and John Wort, hotel operator brothers. Taylor, wno has a share in some Wyoming oil operations, has stayed with the Worts in the past and fished at • Jackson Lake, at the foot of the 13,000-foot Teton Mountains. Justice of the Peace Russell Robinson performed the ceremony. He said the only witneses were Taylor's secretary, Mrs. Ivy Pearson, and his pilot, Ralph S- Couser. The party flew here from Los Angeles yesterday morning. * Taylor listed his age on the wedding license as 42 and Miss Thiess gave hers as 30. They met two years ago. Hazard of the Road BETHANY, Mo. <VP)—C. T. Marks, 85, was happy to see the state highway department re-route U. S. Highways 69 and 136 which go right by his house. In the past five years his home has been hit 28 times by cars and trucks whose drivers failed to make a curve at this point. He Got Cake — But in Jail WATERBURY, Conn. (£>)—The city court found itself with a dozen unclaimed crullers used as evidence Do You Know? For Proof — Read Thursday's Advertisement Last Wednesday's Answer: A Lead Pencil Does Not Contain Lead! A lead pencil contains graphite and selected clays. 1—Encyclopedia Britannica, 1st Edition, Volume 17, page".461. CRIME AND PUNISHMENT-Convicted of being a beardless, foreign "subversive," Sen. Estes Kefauver, of Tennessee, is placed in a stockade by a bearded native of Topeka, Kan. Beards were the order of the day for Topeka's centennial celebration. He spent five minutes in the stockade for his "crime" before he purchased his pardon by buying a $5 centennial sponsor button, ^ in a case. The court ordered that | charged with stealing the crullers they be distributed among six men | got two of them plus 15 days in in the prisoners's cage. The men j jail. and dries more air at less cost! Do You Know That You Can Buy Beautiful Plastic Wall Tile At Ray's At A Tremendous Savings. See Us Now— Remember, We Install, Too. Ray's Floor Center 107 E, Main Phone 3-8650 Research proves International Harvester Air Conditioners give more cooling and dehumidifying capacity... yet cost less to operate! Why suffer with heat and humidity when it's so easy to own a new International Harvester Air Conditioner? 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