The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 9, 1954 · Page 3
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Wednesday, June 9, 1954
Page 3
Start Free Trial

WEDNESDAY. JUNE a. BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE OSCEOLA NEWS & B,tlu, %//, Starr **** * * * * Flag Day Re-Awakens Patriotic Spirit in Americans Everywhere In the flag of every country is woven the story of the nation's development, the bravery of its sons and daughters, the tears, the prayers, the hopes, the fears of all men and women who see in their flag security for their children and the promise of peace. Flag Day, which we will celebrate Monday, engulfs every phase of patriotism we Americans should be familiar with—singing of the 'Star-Spangled Banner," "'Battle Hymn of the Republic," "America" and the more recent "God Bless America," essays school children so proudly recite about "What the Flag stands for," "The Gettysburg Address," and—as any fifth grader of my generation remembers memorizing—the poem by Henry Hoi- comb Bennet: "Hats Off! (with great gusto) along the street there comes a blare of bugles, a ruffle of drums, a flash of color beneath the sky- Hats Off! The Flag is passing by!" * * » THERE WERE several more verses we recited on Friday afternoons, but time has a way of making you forget the rest of them, it's good, however, to instill in young children what the American Flag stands for. even though some of the poems are long forgotten. Can't you remember how the cold chills ran up and down your spine when the teacher wrote on the blackboard and said: "Who can learn to recite this 'first' before the class" and how you watched the chalk to see what she was writing and when you stood up. the blood rushed to your face and you had to swallow right in the middle j of it, but you never felt anymore important than when you said, "I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." I can also remember the teacher putting on a Flag Day skit and the biggest little girl played the part of Betsy Ross. Remembering things connected with customs and historical events are the things that produce security as we grow older. * » • THE STORY of the American Flag has been told so many, many times, but it's a story we never tire of hearing and to refresh the memory of many, I'd like to tell it again. The story of our national emblem begins with the stormy days of the Revolutionary War. During the first few months of the struggle, several different local flags were carried by the gallant soldiers who had so much to do, with so little to do with. At the Battle of Concord, in 1775, a standard was unfurled which bore, in Latin, the motto, "Conquer or Die," and at Bunker Hill, the same year, the Pine-Tree Flag of the New England Colonies inspired the American troops. In January, 1776, Washington raised over the American Camp at Cambridge, the first ensign of the United Colonies, known as the Grand Union Flag of 1776. On its blue field were combined the Crosses of St. Andrew and St. George, symbolizing the Union of Scotland and England, and it bore thirteen alternate red and white stripes. The King's colors on the blue field showed that the colonies still acknowledged the sovereignty of Great Britain, and the stripes represented the Thirteen Colonies. * • * AFTER THE adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, it was felt that a national emblem of union and independence should be chosen, and on June 14, 1777, the following resolution to that effect was adopted in Congress: "Resolved, that the Flag of the United States shall be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white, and that the union be thirteen white stars on a blue field." In this resolution was born the national "Stars and Stripes." The flag they adopted had a circle of thirteen stars on a blue field. The story has come down that Betsy Ross, flagmaker, living on Arch Street in Philadelphia, made the first flag and suggested that the stars be five pointed. It is thought that the first American Flag was made from an old white skirt, an old blue jacket and some strips of red cloth from the petticoat of a soldier's wife. This crude emblem of a iew nation was raised above Fort Sfanwyx in August, 1777. » * • JOHN PAUL JONES was the first of the naval heroes to make the United States' banner a symbol of glory. Placed in command of the "Ranger" on the same day, the flag was adopted by Congress, he sailed .for Portsmouth, N. H., on the Fourth of July following to raise the flag for his ship. As the Naval committee presented the banner to him, he said, "That flag and I are twins, born the same hour. We cannot be parted, in life or death. So long as we can float we shall float together." In February, 1778, his flag received from the French fleet the first salute given the Stars and Stripes by a foreign nation, and the following April, when the "Ranger" met and conquered the British Man-of-War "Drake," the flag floated for the first time in a naval battle. On Jan. 13, 1794, Congress passed the following act, which was approved by George Washington on June 14. "That from and after the first of May, 1795. the flag of the United States be fifteen stripes, alternate red AD* «***, «* «** Eagle Scout Buck Alexander hoists Old Glory the union be 15 stars in a blue and the date and manner of ar- field." rangement of additional stars. On the admission of every new state into the union, one star be added to the union of the flag; and that such addition shall take effect on the Fourth of July next succeeding such admission. At that time, the character of the This proceeding was carried out so that Vermont and Kentucky, which had been recently added to the union, might be represented in the national banner. On Apr. 4, 1818, Congress passed the act fixing the number of stripes STARR GAZING Framing of Declaration of Inde- pendance was begun on June 10, and the first breach of promise suit in America occurred on June 14, 1623. A clergyman by the name of Greville Pooley was jilted by a widow, Cicily Jordan, in favor of William Ferrar. Thomas Edison perfected the cylinder phonograph on June 16. 1888. The great seal of the United States was adopted on.June 20, 1782- I've never had any luck in growing asters and maybe it's because I don't plant them according to Hoyle. The experts say never to sow seeds nor plant where asters have grown before and the proper flag was fixed once and for all. + » • UNTIL 1£96, different arrangements of the stars were used but in that year, Secretary of War Daniel Lament ordered their arrangement in six rows. In 1912, President Taft issued an executive order authorizing the stars be placed in six rows of eight stars each. The flag as it is known today is the result of a lot of planning by our forefathers and the fellow must be cold indeed who can look at its colors rippling' in the breeze without pride in his country. Boys fighting in foreign lands feel a closeness to home and their folks when they see the colors flying. They were taught back home to respect flag customs. They grew up with pride in their hearts at the very sight of Old Glory, whether it's one of the tiny dime-store type or the silk ones embellished with gold fringe. Thousands have died for its honor and will continue to do so, as long as there is life on this earth. The American flag doesn't belong to any certain clique, nor only to the rich. A small child or an old man bent from age and hard work has as much right to claim it as a member of the Congress or the President of the United States. Our flag stands for all the things that go into making our wonderful country. What the flag means to an individual is strictly up to them and nothing more. The flag represents the belief in ourselves and the dreams of a better world. It represents the battles of yesterday and the mistakes of tomorrow. The picture shown here is of Eagle Scout Buck Alexander, hoisting the flag that flies over the high See OSCEOLA NEWS on Page 9 time to plant them ks in "apple- blossom time." Remind me to follow {<h» rule neirt year— love asters. Nylon biiilmiRs suns thai dry in a jiffy arc a far cry from * the old wool jersey suits—with skirts, that is. which never dried out all summer. You had a ehoisc of red or black. Gosh. now. they're making them out of sold lame— -don't blush grandma — and with built in two- way stretches yet, I remember hearing my grandmother use the plmise' "Peter's j Pence." when 1 was a child j and I always thought she meant j Peter's Pants until 1 LWO\V up andj discovered Pi-tor's Pence is a voluntary contribution to the support of the Pope. Kids get lunuy ideas. On the Social Side... There are no true rabbits found wild in the United States, but the name rabbit, is applied to almost all native hares —cotton tails, jackrabbiLs and etc. The true rabbit is a small European mammal of the same genus as the hare- If Junior is tired of eating ham-' burgers twhat am I saying?' in the same old way , try these on him; For one pound of ground beef, brown slightly one large onion in bacon fat. ! ^ cut diced green pepper, '.j cup diced celery cooked until almost tender. Add the ground beef and cook until all the pinkness has disappeared. Pour in one can of tomato soup, 1 tablespoon Lea and Perrin sauce, 1 clove of garlic, sale and pepper to taste and simmer until thick. Serve on buns. This will be plenty for the package of 8 buns. A woman made this prophecy back in the 15t.h century. Her name, by the way was Martha (Mother) Shipton. "Carriages without horses shall go and accidents fill the world with woe." Pretty smart gal—as gals go. What thought can think, another thought can mend- Pride arises from a man thinking too highly of himself. Doubts are more curel than the worst of the truths. War hath no fury like a non- combatan. A hard fall means a hig-h bounce Club MecU Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Phillips were hosts to the newly organized Can- a.sta Club for Couple at their homt Thursday night. Magnolia blossoms were used to decorate the Phillips home. A dessert course was served to the fourteen members. Celebrates Birthday Becky Young, daughter of Mr and Mrs. Welby Young, celebrated her 18th birthday Wednesday night by having a picnic supper and bunking party for several girls in hei set. Personal*; Mr. and Mrs- Lloyd Codify left Sunday lor Pensueolu, Ha., foi a visit with their son. Dr. Lloyc Godley. Jr.. Mrs. Godley and theii grandson. They expect, to be gone two weeks. Mrs. Joe Goetz is vacationing in Florida with her son. Major Tom- niie Goetz and Mrs. Goetz. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Rogers art in California for two weeks. Thej went especially to attend the wedding of Mr. Rogers' sister. Miss Martha Rogers, which took place in San Francisco. Mrs. Elizabeth Craig Estes I* visiting her sister and family in Louisa nn. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Pigg are home after visiting their daughter. Mrs Guy Newcomb and Lt- Newcomb in Houston. Tex. Mrs. Natalia King of Memphi spent the week end with her parents. Mr- and Mrs. J. D. Smith. Mary Jane and Becky Scurlock of Jonesboro spent a week with their aunt. Mrs. Dorrell Crane and family. Mary Jane and Becky are daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Vance Scurlock. Mr- and Mrs. Austin Hanna announce the birth of their third daughter. Sunday at the Osceola Memorial Hospital- The other two children, Chcvlye and Sheila Gale are five years old. Mr. Hanna coaches at Osceola High Schoo and was coach at Keiser before coming to Osceola, Dowell Harlan and Harlan Starr —if you're made of the right mat erial. It is your actions and attitude when you are on your own that re lect what you really are. As Dante would say: "From a little spark may burst t mightly flame." Life itself can't give you joy unless you really will It. Life just gives you time and space; it's up to you to fill it. They tore down the'"'Big 3" low-price cars and proved your best buy! The hottest news to come out of Detroit in a long, long time—that's what we have to tell you! We'll give you documented proof that Plymouth is your best buy. We'll show you what Plymouth engineers found when they actually tore down brand-new models of each of the "Big 3" cars in the lowest-price field. You'll see factual com- parisons of safety, convenience, comfort, power ... dozens of important features ... in a just- published 8-page book. Visit us today. Get your copy of the fact book ... then get behind the wheel of the new '54 Plymouth. You'll soon be convinced that Plymouth is your best buy, mp are Plymouth roc PR KB I Qtt thfe S-mtt book from IK today! K is your buying guide to real best-buy value! Read it before you buy ANY oaf.* YaiTM find 'Plymouth DM**§" unta "AuU«*W4*" in ywr tlMtifM feteptttnt Jimtory left Sunday for Arkansas SUile College In Jonesboro whore th<;y will attend summer school. Mr, and Mrs. V. E. Hnrlnn and duuRhter, Carolyn, drove the boys over. Mr. and Mr«. Garner Robbim. Mr. and Mrs. Rt-vo Jones spent Sunday at Roofoot Luke. Mr. and Mrs. B- E. Moore and Mrs. Ida Moore are spending a wuek in Carthage, Mo., tie guests of Mr. and Mrs, Moore's daughter. Mrs. Reese Wells and fumilv- Mrs. Cliff Cannon is u patient in Ga. Osceola Memorial Hospital. Jimmy LltWe. son of Mrs- Charles Little arrived home over the week end from New Orleans where he ras attended Tulane University. Jimmy leaves bhi« week for Norfolk, Vn.. to board the TJS6 New, where he wi ; H leave foe Europe, returning k> fehe state* in late August. Wan-en Wemoerg ic in Chattanooga takini? a Bed Croae craft oourie. Josephine Segraves. MargotCran?- Mmry Alma White and Elizabeth Ann Ivy will leave June Ifi lor a two months camping top ki Clayton. Ga.. at Camp Dixie for Girl*. Taylor S«?K-ravej> art the same time for" Camp Dixie for Boys a* D HEIFIIS *&*. ^\\\t/S*t Meet Dreifus .W. Wear Diamonds 316 WEST 'U/lHi ST. f -^tT"^>,^jf/f SALE-2 TIRES FOR 6.00-16 21.95 Two fully warranted Ward Riverside tires, built to Ist-line standards of construction. Full-Width tread for easier steering control and more mileage. FuH- depth, cold rubber non-skid tread. Save safely. "Plus Federal Excise Tax and the old toe from your o* Tire Size 6.40-15 6.50-15 6.70-15 7.10-15 7.60-15 8.00-15 6.00-16 6.50-16 6.70-16 List Price 2/28.50 2/33.90 2/29.90 2/32.90 2/35.90 2/39.50 2/27.90 2/35.50 2/29.90 Sale Price 2/23.45* 2/27.95* 2/23.95* 2/26.55* 2/28.65* 2/32.95* 2/21.95* 2/28.95* 2/24.45*

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 14,500+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free