The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 23, 1954 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, June 23, 1954
Page 2
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 1954 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURTKR BTEWB PA6C THKEB OSCEOLA NEWS y Bttty, Yle(lt Star, Through Growing Things, Many Are Finding New Peace of Mind STARR GAZING To "Say it With Flowers" provides a perfect way of expressing hope, sympathy, delight, sorrow, or for just remembering some special event. Flowers of one kind or another are the one thing in every part of the world, from steep mountainsides to the hot dry deserts, since time immemorial, that have a language of their very own. They have been an inspiration to artists, writers and poets as well as those who are lacing in artistic touches. Flowers were put on this earth for everybody to enjoy and when everything else fails to give a life to some one. One single litle gift flower grasped tightly by a small child will bring a look of thanks or a smile even to the mentally ill. * * * THE GARDEN CLUBS of America became aware of the Importance garden therapy would play in rehabilitation, when veterans came home and were hopitalized. It is fast making a place in the National council of State Garden Clubs, Inc. Garden therapy, as the other branches of any club, requires a state chairman and it was quite a high honor for the Osceola Progressive Garden Club to have one of it's members appointed to that office. Mrs. Robert Bailey, who lives and breathes garden club work, took this office with the idea of selling it to every garden club in Arkansas and she is making big headway in the achievement. Clubs all over the state are* conscious of the importance of garden therapy. Doctors often prescribe it to patients when everything else fails to restore their interest in life. It promotes happiness in cases where patients had given up hopes of ever being able to smile again. There are so many ways a person can help in working with the blind, the handicapped, the aged, the shut-ins, veterans and the mentally ill. THESE ARE THE ONES who need your help- and mine. The hale and hearty can take care of themselves. Its' pure selfishness on our parts not a spend more time with the less fortunate. Every garden club in this state should appoint a garden threapy chairman and she in turn establish a committee of volunteer workers and I do mean workers, not those who merely want to hear their names mentioned. If your club doesn't have a garden club" therapy chairman or isn't „ . . Mrs. Bailey . . . Flowers can go straight to the heart familiar with the meaning of this phase of garden club work it would only take a post card and one minute of the secretary's time to get all or any information you might want. Mrs- Bailey is the most cooperative person you ever met and if you haven't met her you've never been to a state convention or aj flower show in the state of Arkansas. She is one you can always depend on seeing there. Garden therapy is a new addition to the regular garden club projects and is one of the most gratifying. Hospitals are working almost 100% with this branch of club activities. There first must be good will built I up with the various institutions where this work is to be carried out successfully. In veterans hospitals, all over our nation where the patients have been bed-ridden for so, long and have become despondent, it is surprising how fast they • respond to their treatment after they have become interested in growing things. * * • I BELIEVE ALABAMA is setting a trend in the belief in garden therapy. At the government hospitals throughout the state, plots of ground have been turned over to the veterans to plant and tend as their own gardens. It gives them a feeling of be- The first furniture caster was patented on this day in 1S38. j Federal aid to state agriculture j ing self-reliant and useful. j I also understand the government j is either renting or buying addition- j al acreage adjoining these hospitals j in order to let each man confined ' there have a piece of his very own while there. j That to me proves an awful tot. j Growing a garden or flowers has; been the same effect on" the men- j tally ill or the cripples as it does j on the healthy ones on the outside.' Maybe at first they don't respond to what you are trying to do to help them but in that case don't push them no rush at them. j Mrs. Bailey suggested on visits to the hospitals you can judge who needs it most by the ones who seem less interested at first. In that case just leave a small planter by the patients' bedside with possibly one or two plants! in it, go back and call on that pa- j tient the next day and make a, slight comment on the plants and} more than likely you'll get results* WHEN THAT HAPPENS ask him ( if he would like a package of seeds j to plant and if he does, ask him j his preference, either vegetables or flowers. Help him in every way possible by filling a box or container with rich dirt. Insiead of your taking the initiative, let him do all the work and your job is to stand there brag on him and probably say how much more he knows about the planting See Flowers on Page Five schools voted on July 2. 1862, and the first shoe manufacturing machine was patented on July 6, 1858 On the Social Side.. Since CHiucknipc are i-oming in don't ferret to tn your hand at, making cantaloupe preserves ~ most delicious 1 Pineapple chunks': and bliu-k walnuts added to them j make them a dish (it for a kmp. Mighty fine on hot buttered biscuits. In case \ou're interested. Uiere are five distinct species of rhinoceros and i! you re phuiniup on owning one, they love broad, fruits and sweets. The little ratals have three Loos on each foot, each toe encased in a separate hoot and miRht I add they are the ugliest animals that roam the woods. They're like human beings in one respect and that is they have no enemies except man and insects, and that's enough said. Have you ever stopped and listened to a dove cooing? Doesn't it sound like someone blowing in a bottle? Does to me. And furthermore, it's the most lonesome sound I ever heard. You're an old timer and an old- fuddy-duddy if you can remember when an old broken down automobile parked in a driveway was the sign of poor relations making j their annual visit. Now man, that's a sign Junior's home from military school and all the little cals in town are standing first on one foot and then the other awaiting their turn for Junior to come by and honk that crazy claxoh horn announcing his arrival Cool, man, cool! i Shame on you grand- SociaU Mrs. E. W. Watson, Jr.. of K«i- ser was complimented Friday night when Mrs. Brewer Heffner and Mrs. George Cunningham invited 30 friends to the home economic building at the Keiser schol to a layette shower. An immense stork was seen by the guests upon their arrival. Smaller storks circled the punch bowl. Daisies and bells of Ireland were used in profusion over the building. Pink and blue sweet peas decorated the refreshment table. Following opening oi the gifts, a sandwich plate was served. * Personals Miss Ruth S. Massey. state regent. Arkansas Society. Daughters of the American Revolution, left Sunday afternoon to visit in Little Rock, "inspecting the DAR room in Old State Houst and to attend the stat« board of management meeting at the Marion Hotel on Tuesday. Mrs. wilma McElwain and daugh- cr, Mrs. Jamie McGarrity. with her three children of Costa Mesta, Calii.. are visiting friends and relatives in Osceola. They will return home on July l. Mrs. Harry Miller, Jr., and samuel daughter. Lucy Boone. \\111 leave Friday tor Memphis where they will board a plane for New York and from New York will tly to Bermuda for a month's vacation with Mrs. Miller's sister. Mrs. Ben Price of Nashville. Tenn.. is visiting her sister. Mrs- C. E. Butler, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Shippen and children of Lake Providence. La., have returned to their home alter a visit with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Shippen and Mrs. A. F. ma.) Wouldn't it be fine if Mr. Average Citizen could demand an open hearing such as the Army-McCarthy hearings with folks they had a personal grudge against? (1 intend this for scare-asm.* After 36 days of slinging mud and insults back and forth, who paid fir: all that television time? That money could have built a home for crippled children or the aged. As Shakespeare said: "They say best men are moulded Out of faults. And. for the most, become much more the better for being a little bad." He that wrongs his friend, wrongs himself more. The vow that binds too strictly snaps itself. What a man thinks of hlmselt. that is which determines, or rather indicates his fate. Education hits produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what, is worth reading. There are only t.ivo kinds of people in the world, One whose instinct is to help the underdog — the other is to deal only with the topdogs. Men are polished, through act and speech, each by each as pebbles are smoothed on the rolling bench. In Ba-itan they ask. how much does he know? In New York how much is he worth? And in Philadelphia, who were his parents? We are tomorrow's past. Williams. Mrs Bob Bailey and son. Frank, left Tuesday morning to motor to Atlanta, Ga., where they will spend several days. Sgt. Lamar Mayo ii home vliitlnf his parents, Mr. arid Mr:. M- L. Mayo. SKI. Mayo has spent some time in England where he was stationed with the army. The Ruth Culpepper Class of the Methodist Church entertained their j iainilies with an old fashioned picnic i supper Friday evening at Grider j Park. I Mrs. Annie May Driver compll- montcd Raymond Cart-wright with a birthday supper and dance Thursday night at the Seminole Club. Miss Mary Ann Grain and Misi Joanne Cuflom were in Dickson, I Tenn.. last week to attend the wed- i ding of Miss Bettyc 3 Lou Nicies to j Dr. Bob Walcott of DIckson. The two youne women arrived several days previous to the wedding, ! which took place Saturday afternoon, to attend several parties given in honor of the bride-elcrt. Miss Cni in and Miss Cullom drove home Sunday afternoon. John Grain, Jr.. Invited 30 of the younger set to his home Saturday afternoon for a swimming: party , followed by a barbecued chicken i supper. Guests came from Osceol*. j Keiser and Wilson. Sonny Steed, who is attending j summer classes at Ole Miss, wa» home over the week end. John Reid left Sunday for Mammoth Springs, where he will attend the YMCA camp for the next six weeks. Mrs. Ely Driver is a guest of her j daughter.'Mrs. Ft. D. Smelzer, and family in Little Rock. Mrs. Ronnie Goble and Miss Francos Weathers left Friday for Oklahoma . Ctiy for a visit with Mrs. Coble's brother, Milton Clinton, and Mrs. Clinton. Jh Mnoaniseor CwmLBeexctd ..... Mrs. John Moran is expected. home Thursday from an extensive i trip abroad. 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