The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 30, 1954 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, June 30, 1954
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BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30,1954 OSCEOLA NEWS /-? ft A/} fi & £5u t$ettu0 I leu* *3/arp J 7 * * * * * # , * * A Little Forethought Can Make The Fourth Picnic Real Humdinger There will be a lot of entertaining on the "Glorious Fourth," and it should go off with a bang, pood of course, is the main objective. With a little before-hand planning on the part, of the whole family, instead of dumping every thing in mother's lap, will give her a chance to join in the fun. Of course, the old time way of having *. Fourth of July picnic was to have mother baking cakes and pies for several days in advance and then the morning of the picnic somebody in the family would suggest home-made ice cream. Of course there's nothing better but the job falls to mother and that's several hours work when a big watermelon would answer the purpose and the seeds provide "sorta," contest. See who can blow them the farthest. Anything goes on a picnic. Mother never had it so good in owning a deep freeze to store her favorite Fourth of July foods. Just imagine bringing out a fresh coconut cake that was baked and tsored several months ago. That half of turkey left over from Christmas dinner is ideal to take along on a picnic, broil bacon out in the open and if that doesn't make every body passing wish they had brought along their lunch basket, I've misssed my guess. Then slice some red ripe tomatoes and you've got the king of all sandwiches-club. Select foods the "old man" ex- excels on preparing, that will relieve mother of a lot of work. You know how men are! Maybe the "aroma of coffee boiling in an old granite pot is exactly what Dad insists on smelling, but take along a jar of instant coffee and tea by the time for coffee making he'll be so pooped from over-exertion he'll welcome that little jar too. Junior surely can pour boiling water over it and he'll think he was a big help. If you're taking along potato salad be awful careful to keep it cold. There has been more tummy aches from potato salad on picnics than any other item known to man. Here's a suggestion and do it at the very last minute. Put the salad in the upper part of a double boiler and fill the bottom with ice cubes. Don't forget to take along ani old fashioned wire popcorn popper if there are children along. They'll love popping com or roasting shelled pecans after the last embers of coals are barely red. A sack of marshmallows goei wherever the kids go — they are a must. • • * * Remember mother's red-checkered table cloth and fringed napkins? Treat your family to this colorful covering. If the cloth is to be spread on the ground, you know how the wind has a way of blowing it into mother's favorite bowl of chow-chow. The way to prevent that is to make little pockets at all four corners by turning the cloth back and making pockets big enouglf to fill with rocks. Let the children do that, they love helping, you know. Keep your eyes on Junior to keep him from slipping some of the small rocks out of the pockets and shooting them ' through the straws you brought to sip the pink lemonade, which undoubtedly you brought along. v Take along cucumbers, radishes and onions for a tossed salad. Mother will enjoy sitting to perform this fete. The.»3 never was and there never -will be a Fourth of July picnic dinner without fried chicken. Don't fry it until an hour before you start, or the kids will £pve eaten up all the drum sticks while your back is turned. To have your cucumber pickle nice and crisp when you get to your favorite spot, drain all toe liquid off and put them on the ice cubes beneath the potato salad I was telling you about. I hate limp pickles on a picnnic —and! otherwise. One of the don'ts to take is lunch meat. It can spoil before you say "When do we eat?" If you've got a peanut butter fiend in the family, don't make up sandwiches before you leave home. They get all soggy. Get a box of fancy crackers and let Junior spread his own. For an occasion like this, buy a big can of potato chips. Even though you don't eat them all at dinner time, think how much fun it is to nibble on them later in the afternoon while you're reading and relaxing in the hammock stretched from one tree to another. Naturally you'll have to take along horse shoes for the overly energetic to toss around, personally I'd rather read. If you're planning on cooking out, I'll make three guesses and say it'will be steaks, hamburgers and (or) hotdogs. Cooker-outers are divided into two groups: those who cover up a two dollar steak with sauce and those, who like their forefathers, eat it as is. For the fellow who does, here are a couple of good sauces you might want to mix up at home so you can make the others thing it's your very own concoc- ers think it's your very own concoction: Just call this one "Smokey" for short. *i cup vinegar 1/2 cup catsup (ever notice how many ways ketchup is spelled?) \i cup butter or more than likely, "oleo." 4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 tablespoon horseradish 1 tablespoon prepared mustard 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce 1 chopped onion 1 lemon sliced 14 teaspoon salt Black pepper J l 1 ^ teaspoon liquid or powdered i smoke • Simmer for 20 minutes. This will; make almost 2 cups. i Here's another one of my favor-: ites: ! 14 cups tomato juice $i cup vinegar 1 teaspoon sugar 3 minced cloves of garlic , 3 tablespoons salad oil or butter | 1 bay leaf 4^3 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce '•i teaspoon dry mustard Salt and black pepper Simmer for 10 minutes. This will make 24 cups of finished sauce. They say history repeats itself— well so does this sauce, so expect a few burps from this garlic-flavored one. but you surely wouldn't mind a little thing like that. V » • To Jto alonf with your barbecued meats, have a kettle going at the same time for that corn on the cob which is a perfect companion, as you well know- Buy yourself a pair of asbestos gloves, you'll need them to handle the steaming hot roasting ears and to remove the hot dogs from the long handled extension forks. The fellow who invented them, like the burnt child, dreads the fire, and that's to your advantage. It doesn't take an organized group or a lengthy excursion to make a picnic — what's any nicer than for families to get together? Since the Fourth falls on Sunday, that will give the family a chance of spending a full day, filled with fun food, and will give the children in the family something to look back on. Don't forget to put out the fire— you might feel like setting the world on fire but picnic spots aren't the places to start- If you are planning on a picnic in your back yard, around the flicker of a charcoal fire, maybe the crowd will enjoy a fish-fry. Let the man of the house handle this dish while mother shapes up some hush puppies, loaded with onions and dropped in the vessel of boiling grease. Dry on paper towels. After any picnic meal let the youngsters start up some campfire singing and I'll >et even the family dog will join in. When you hear the familiar call, "Come and get it," don't wait for the second call, get in on all the fun possible and be there on time, and Let this be the best Fourth of July you ever had in your life- People of the Marquesas Islands of the Pacific hunt wild cattle with harpoons, lacking guns and ammunition. STARR GAZING On the Social Side.. Pre-War Prices DeSoto Beer A94 78(5 24 can Case 6 Can Carton Phillip Applcbaum Liquor Store 110 So Fifth Phone 3-9641 HEY!! Remember Eddie's During The 4th All Popular Brands of Liquor Canned Beer DeSoto 2.94 case Hyde Park 3.23 case Eddies Liquor Store And Billiard Hall 122 East Main Phone 3-9713 The New 1954 RCA Air Conditioners ENGINEERED FOR BETTER LIVING...YEAR'ROUND! Start living in clean, filtered air right now. Be ready with mountain-cool comfort when hot weather starts. Come in and see the 9 gorgeous new RCA Air Conditioners for 1954...units that heat as well as cool... pushbutton controls... thermos tats and panellighti ... permanent filters ... famous "Heart-of- Cold "compressor... everything you'd expert from wofld-kmo«i RCA. GET THE FACTS : I/ Byrum Implement & Hardware We are just one big happy family» when Winston Churchill pays us a visit—the kind of family that carries only one purse and Uncle Sam knows by now when to pull up on the puckering string—let's hope. Winnie is a diplomat even to his Homburg hat. Guess he wore a brown derby for Al Smith He never fails to make the statement of America being his mother's land. That's been a powerful long time ago. I can't help but feel sorry for a self-centered person, they probably don't want my sympathy but they get it just the same. They really are missing out on the important things of life and that is doing unto others. Hope this doesn't step on your toes. If you're doubtful, check up on yourself and it's never too late for a change. You know, "Life Can be Beautiful." but it takes more than one person to make it that way. Do a good deed and throw it into the sea; it won't sink. It's impossible to hate anyone that you know. Keep picking, you'll find out folks are pretty nice. Love is like a vaccination—when it takes, you don't have to be told. Many a man marries a girl like a magazine cover and expects her to wear like a Bible. For the friendship of two, the patience of one is necessary. Junior's idea of a well balanced meal i* the same size ice cream cone in each hand. When you fall into a man's conversation, the first thing you should j consider is, whether he has a great- j er inclination to hear you, or that j you should hear him. ! If you once forfeit the confidence j of your fellow citizens, you can | never regain their respect and es- j teem no matter how hard you try. j There is always that little some- j thing in the back of your head and j every time you came face to face | with that person, that little some- j thing keeps popping up. So be awful careful. Hymen, the greek god of marriage, the son of Dionysus and Aphrodite, was supposed always to bej present at nuptial feasts, where j songs were made in his honor. Any' marriage not blessed by him was foredoomed to disaster. Anne Murrow Lindburg (Mrs. Charles) had this to say: "The World has different owners at sunrise. Fields belong to hired men opening gates for cows; meadows to old women with carpet bags collecting mushrooms. Even your own garden dc^s not belong to you. "Rabbits and birds have the lawns; a brindle cat who never appears in the daytime patrols the brick walks and a gilden-tailed pheasant glints his way through the iris spears." Annita Loos didn't say : 'Gentelmen Prefer Blondes," she said, -'gentle-! men always seem to remember: blondes," and by the way, Anita Personals Miss Shirley Shoemaker is home after spending a week in Judsonia. Mrs. Charlise Little has returned home from a visit with friends and relatives in Gurdon and Heber Springs. Mrs. Ruth Swansie and Mrs. Claude Lloyd attended the layette shower Friday honoring Mrs. W. A. Morris at West Memphis. Miss Paisy Hunt, who has been in a St. Louis hospital for several months for treatment of an arm injury she received a year ago, was home over the week end and while here the Intermediate Class of the Methodist Sunday School surprised her with a fried chicken dinner and showered her with gifts. Seventeen were present. Mr. and Mrs. Otis Beckham and daughter, Marion, are spending this week in Chickasaw Park, Texas. Dr. and Mrs. M. P. Rogers had as their guests over the week end their three daughters and their families. They are Mrs. R. P. Holt, Jr., Mr. Holt and daughter. Pamala, of Memphis; Mrs. W. F. Mc- is 61 years old . Truly there is a tide in the affairs of men, but there is no gulf stream setting forever in one direction. Donald and Mr. McDonald of Houston, Tex.; Mrs. W. V. Cotton, Mr. Cotton, and children of Fort Worth, Texas. Mrs. D. V. Maloch, her daughter, Built With Iftdlum It is said that the 300,000 tons of material used in the construction of the Empire State Building, in New York City, contained $17,000 worth of radium. Mrs. John A. Edrington, and daughter, Melissa, of Zion, HI., wert Memphis visitors Monday. for the COURIER NEWS in Osceola, ca II BILLY BEALL, 567-J 116-122 E. Main Phont 3-4404 ^// —- *°!V "V" . *" j**^ sf/'A fr/7 -— \n/^^ '«cv > ! X^' ">j\>-' e ~...* ? - 6 Bottle Carton 25c Add the sparkling goodness of ice-cold Coca-Cola to an outdoors meal, hot off the grill—that's a comhination sure to get three cheers from everybody. Coke is just right with holiday food... so easy to serve, too, in its own frosty bottle. Get a plentiful supply for the 4th. Your dealer is displaying this sign.. a reminder to take home extra Coke for the week end. Flu* Deposit COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY OF BLYTHEVILLE

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