The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 6, 1954 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 6, 1954
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JITEDNESDAT. JANUARY 8, 1W4 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PACT TURK! OSCEOLA NEWS ft5y ANr//y« flttlt «3/< »• * » » * * » 4rf/iur Brickey, Sr v Heading S. Missco's Polio Fund Drive Appointing a native son, who knows.every cranny and granny in if, South Mississippi County, is a •pretty good idea to make this year of 1954 a banner year in contributions for the March of Dimes drive that started last week and will continue throughout the month. Arthur Brickey, Sr,, was appointed to the job of chairman of South Missis»ippi County by Bill North, state chairman for North Arkansas. Being one of the most ardent supporters of the Kiwanis Club In Osceola ties in with the job of helping others. The word "Kiwanis" is an old Indian name meaning to make oneself known, and in no other civic organization In any community is that practiced any more. Their aim Is to see after the general welfare of their community and to foster good will, and when those two aims are accomplished that is taking in a lot of territory. We all know in South Mississtpl County of the many deeds the Osceola Kiwanis Club has done and it was only logical that one of it's members was asked to take over the responsibility of raising funds for the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. In the 16 years the foundation has been operating, the dimes and Adollars that you have contributed *vas made it -possible for research on the dread disease to be conn- tinned, and without the support of every man, woman and child in eurniugs from picture-nuking and bought a stock of merchandise and opened a store here. The firm was known as Brickey Brothers until they dissolved partnership, Pete Brickey going to Marlunna and the firm here became G. R. Brickey Mercantile Company which grew Into one of the largest stores in Osceola. • • • FOR FIFTV years the store was the backbone of merchandising in and around Osceola. Mr. Brickey was a large land owner and did extensive furnishing business as far away as Little River. Arthur Brickey graduated in the STARR GAZING Joan of Arc wag born Jan. < 1412. She was only 19 years oli when she was burned at the sUk> by the English. In 1456 the Pope annulled the judgment. Beatlfie in 1909, Joan was canonized ii 1B1B. She Is a patron saint o France. Horseradish can be grown ii any kind of soil and in any uosi old frame school building in Osce- tion, and regardless if you plant i ola in 1906. At ,that time there upside down or cross-ways, you were only 10 grades. Afte-.' com-, should be in an nir-conditioned pleting the high school course here he was sent to Christian Brothers College in Memphis for a year. From there he attended Notre Dome until the en-» of the school year in 1909. He came back and went to work in his father's store. It was his job to ride over the country where his father had run- ling acounts, which trip usually lad to be made by horse back even in the summer. The countr; west of Osceola was a wilderness roads in any direction. Those were the days of came brakes an< moonshiners in and around Little Riv-r. It took 18 hours for the round ;rip and was made once a month The getting-off place was the rail •oaci near .oiser and the rest of room to eat it. Whew! he way was made by foot leading he horse. It wasn't safe to tie he horse up while the journey was completed;' actually it wasn't too safe for a stranger to even ride hrough the wilderness. Although Arthur Brickey's par- :nts were ^rn within 20 miles of me another, .they never met until iis father came to bsceoia. The Brickeys came from England and ettled 50 miles from St. Louis. The name Brickey Landing is still .. Arthur Brickey, St.,... looking for $10,000 . done. The first epidemic of polio In the United States occured in New York City in 1907. Most of the victims were children and not too much was done about it then. When the late Franklin D. Roosvelt was 39, he became a, victim of a severe attack,- leaving him cripple for the balance of his life. It was during his days of recuperating that he founded the Warm Springs, Oa., Foundation and people—and I Imagine some doctors—back in 1927 thought he was crazy when he built the swim- min pool at the foundation for the patients to use in their daily exercises. • • • THE MONTH of January was chosen for the March of Dimes d'-ive to commemorate the birth month of Roosevelt. Mr. Brickey's aim in this year's drive is to collect $10,000—double the amount raised last year—and Jjiwith his enthusiasm and adding ^ twice the amount of workers as hav* previously been used, he is confident the goal he set can be reached. He added that if every man, woman and child. in the south end of the county donated one dime, we would reach that goal. The nation is asked to open up a new front In the fight against polio. That front is polio prevention, which means that the polio fight has been shifted from defense to attack. Instead of waiting for months or perhaps years to heal a polio patient, the foundation is trying to prevent it. Last year the fight against polio aproached 50 million dollars. This polio prevention is a completely new front. It alone will require $26,500,000 In 1954—over and above the needs of the other three continuing activities. That means upward of 75 million dollars will have to be raised in the 1954 March of Dimes. It Is always more costly to attack than to defend. Gamma globulin is the only real weapon against polio in 1954. It is by no means a perfect weapon, but tests and actual mass usage in 1953 have ^demonstrated that It provides a f degree of temporary protection against polio when properly administered. Nearly a quarter of a million 1 ' tions that ranged in locale from the tropical keys of Florida to the icy tundras of Alaska. * * • In 1953 there was a dramatic but small beginning in the life of gam ma globulin so when you contribute this year to the March of Dimes, make your contribution big enough to hurt. Stamping out polio can be done if everybody in America becomes conscious to the fact that it takes money and lots of it to stamp out this dread disease. Don't give to this worthy cause as though you were buying soft drink or a package of cigarettes; give with the thought that you are sharing in with the multitude to children trooped to cllinics In 1953 to receive injections of this precious blood derivative in mass Inocula- prevent polio for tions to come. future genera- The strength of a nation comes from the faith of the future and peace rf mind and as long as polio epidemics are allowed to strike, nations will eventually degenerate and there will be no peace of mind for the children who will follow g' -•••itlon after generetion. It is ur to this generation to provide the money it takes to stamp out polio. Arthur Brlekey, Jr., isn't a stranger In "these parts," he' another one of those home-towi boys r-~ or Broadway Osce ola's Broadway that is. He passed his 65th birthday only two month! ago and has never lived any placi but Osceola, so of course, he re members "Vvay back ibers the when very firs irain that came to Osceola, the first fires that destroyed the bus! ness section that all the old timers do their dating by — 897 and 1901 all the major floods and the old evee which was no higher than a good sized potato hill. And how sand bags were stack ed on top of each other until the evee looked like a fort; the big push — when old Town ~^veA to new ' m, the predictions tha went with it, by some of the die lards — it wouldn't last; the many times the post office was moved after several merchants came across the tracks — It was no unusual sight to see a wagon and a team of mules carrying the post office back and forth. Nobody knew from one day to the other where to go to get their daily mail • • • "THE DEPOT was moved several times too — it all depended on how politics were .running" added Mr. Brickey "as to where for the COURIER NEWS in Osceola, call BILLY BEALL, 567-M you could buy a railroad tlckei or call for your mail. The fellow who wrote the old song, "There! Be a Hot Time in the Old Towr Tonight,' must have had Osceola in mind. "Just the mention of buying the r.ight-away for drainage ditches would come very near to a lynching. The old timers didn't want any part of their land drained — that is, if they had to give up an inch of their rich Mississippi County farming land. They had always had stagnant pools on their farms and had fought flies and mosquitos just as their forefathers had. "They expected the next generation to do the same, but things changed when they were forced into it. Even though they saw the death rate from typhoid drop, they Would never admit drainage play ed any part in it." When G. R. Brickey, father of Arthur Brickey, was a young man, he was an itinerant tin-type photographer. Having always lived on the Mississippi, he decided in iis youth that he and his brother, Pete, would set out on their own md do photography up and down ;he river, stopping off when i'ic 'lat boats they traveled on, tied up to unload cargo. They had passed through Osceola twice on the trip from their home place, Brickey Landing, near St. Louis, to New Orleans, After completing their second round trip the two young men decided Gsceola looked more like where they wanted to settle down than any place they visited, so on their third trip down the river they got off the boat, pooled their <nown to many in the country. Mrs. Brickey's ' at section of parents were French, her maiden rame was Miss Lula Rousan. Her brother, Leon, at one time owned Osceola's only newspaper. Their moth er never learned to speak English although she lived in Osceoln for many years prior to her death. The elder Mr. Brickey was one of the .founders of the Presbyterian Church in Osceola, while Mrs. Brickey was one of those instrumental in establishing the Roman Catholic church here. He was a 32nd degree Mason and Knight Templar but never was their any friction between the two on religious matters and their two children, Arthur and Ethel, who died during the 1918 flu epidemic were brought up in the Catholic faith. 1942. He is Grand the Bl;thevnle council ARTHUR belongs to the Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of Victory Council No. 2857 of Mississippi County, taking his third degree in 1913. His fourth , degree, Cardinal Stritch No. 616, Memphis was taken in 1915. He was instrumental In organizing two councils — one in Jonesboro in 1913 and the other in Blytheville i Knight of and has been for six consecutive years. He .is district deputy in North East 1 ' Arkansas. Last Thursday at the regular Siwanis meeting he was presented iis eight ;-ear pin for perfect at- ;endance. j A son, Arthur, Jr., and four Tandchildren live in Memphis and i daughter, Mrs. Ed (Ethel) Hicks ives in Knoxville, Tenn. Mr. and Mrs. Brickey bought the John .ovewell homestead several years igo. They opened up the north side and divided In into twelve ots, making it one o! the choicest subdivisions in Osceola. When they opened the south end Time marches on! Marie Ores sler, best loved movie star of hei time has been dead 20 yenrs. Remember her in "MIn and Bill?" She was born in Cobourg, Canada, and was first known as a comedienne with. Weber and Fields. The back seat driver never runs out of gas. Definition of a wife: a dish jockey. All of my life, I have looked for a fellow who will, on oath, swear he doesn't like gravy. It's about a versatile thing as there Is — Just think of how many kinds there are — it can be made out of practically everything. Can spring be so far away? The daffodils, hyacinths and Dutch ris are pretty brave, sticking their necks out in this kind of weather. My old fashioned butter cups are forming buds. You know they bloom the latter part of this month. I think every year should have a few of these scattered around. They look mighty pretty when the weather's too cold to go any place and while you're waiting for the expensive specimen-type to bloom. The flowers I prize most in my yard are the truly old fashioned blue single hynminths or scillas, if you prefer, they come from the flower garden of Hellen Keller's of it, there will be 25 choice sites home on West Semmes in 1922. very few people had gotten the idea that the town was pushing west. The roi gh timber that went into the home was all virgin cy- prus grown on the Brickey farmland. • • * THOSE WERE the days before saved roads and that time it wns ;he source of conversation why the Brickeys built such a fine home in the middle of a cotton patch instead of "up town." It seemed every new home built :hen was trying to see how near to the business district it could get. There were no side walks and the first thing: that had to be done was to lay a board walk from Ernen's Lane to the Fred Taylor lome, which later was sold to G. T. Florida. Their home was such an addi- ion to the west side of Osceola hat in no time, a building boom started in that section of Osceola and has continued with several jUbdivWons, having been opened up and lots sold. Mr. Brickey stated that there vould be no President's Ball to ilimax the March of Dimes drive tut tentative plans were being made to promote a floor show to raise extra money for the drive. It is estimated that more than three million Americans are working as unpaid volunteers in the 1954 March of Dimes campaign against polio. If that many can devote their time to this cause, it is little enough what we on the outside can do to support it. You aren't helping the volunteer worker, you are helping humanity to survive, so don't dodge the is- home In TuscumbU, Ala. And I didn't swipe them. The old lady care taker took a liking to me when I visited the old home several years ago ana when left, I had a box full of these bulbs, several clumps of iris and a lard bucket with one of Miss Keller's red geraniums planted in it. Don't ask me how I made it back lo Osceola with the geranium. I wrappc., my feet around it and by the time I got home I had to be lifted out of the car. It's been said, to be a poet one should always be hungry or have a lost love. The recipes of cookery are swelled to a volume; but a good stomach excels them all. Speaking of income tax — or were you' Miy how, as sure as you live and breathe it's not too early to get you prepared. As old Plato said: "Where there is an neome tax, the just man will pay nore nnd the unjust man will pay ess on the same amount of income. Kii by years but by disposition ; wisdom acquired. Consider " little mouse, how ;agacious an animal it Is never rusts its life to one 'iole only. The same thing applies to the fel- ow who puts all his- eggs >'n one Basket. Man is the only one that knows lotbing, that can learn nothing without being taught. He can iclther speak nor walk, nor eat, ind in short he can do no; at he prompting of nature only, cept cry!' Old Wt.--2n should e perfumed. not seek to A "brass hat" is an officer of t least one rank higher than you, vhom you don't like and who loesn't like you. On the Social Side... As they say In Japan, "First lie man takes a drink, then the 'rink takes a drink, then the rink takes the man." Have you ever thought f de- inlng life In this manner? "If ou choose to represent the var- ous parts of life by holes upon the able, of different shapes — some ound, some triangular, some quare, some oblong and the lieces of wood -f similar sizes — You would no doubt find, that the triangular person got into the square hole, the oblong into the triangular and a square person had squeezed himself into the round hole." You are an old timer can remember when a if you "lady" got a black uye from the opposite sex, she stayed in seclusion till every sign of it cleared u;: and black-eye flaps were worn only by Floyd Gibbons and a pirate, and bathing suits weren't made out of ermine. WAR jV ING ORDER Charles Edward Booker is warned to appear In the Chancery Court for the Chickasawba Dlstrici of Mississippi County, Arkansas within thirty days next after the date hereof, to answer a complain) filed ngainst him in said court by Prank J. Wngner and Patricia Louise Booker. Dated this 22nd day of December, 1953. GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk. Marcus Evrard, atty. foi pltf. Jesse Taylor, atty. ad litem. 12/23-30-1/6-13 PTA In Meet Mrs. P. D. Johnson, PTA president; announced that Judge McCain of Memphis, Juvenile Court Judge, will be guest speaker for Jan. 18 meeting. The meeting will be held at the elementary school. Special rrrasic, under the direction of George Schriner, will provide the entertainment. Refreshments will be served. '• Church Circles Meet Circle One of the First Presbyterian Church met Monday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Joe Cromer, with 14 members present. The new chairman, Mrs. S. W. Bowker, presided. Mrs. B. C. Bryan had charge of the program following the business meeting. Finns were laid out by the chair man for the coming year's activities and projects. During the social hour, the hostess served a salad and sandwich plate. Circle Two met with Mrs. Bob Cromer with 14 members attend- ng. The new circle chairman, Mrs. Boyd White presided. Mrs. Lena Bradford led the devotional and Mrs. P. D. Johnson gave the monthly emphasis. The hostess served a salad plate during the social. DAR to Met William Strong Chapter of DAR will hold it's first meeting of 1954 on Friday, Jan. 8 at a luncheon at Hotel Peabody In Memphis. Mrs. John W. Aklerson of Forrest City will be In charge of the program. American music Chairman, Mrs. C. V. Powell of Round Pond, will furnish music. Delegates to the state conven- :ion and state conference convents on Feb. 24-26 in Jonesbpro, will be elected. Also elected will be delegates for the National Continental Congrress in Washington in April. Mrs. Davis Briggs, regent, wi preside during the business session On Dec. 21, 1953, Miss Ruth S Massey, representing the chapter presented to James E. Hyatt, lieu tenant governor of District 12 the Kiwanis Club, the DAR aware of merit for outstanding work o the Kiwanis Club of Osceola witt hthe youth of this community. Family Reunion A fainily reunion of the E. S Chile family besan during th holidays and continued throughou the 1953 year. Out-of-town sons and daughter were Mr. »nd Mrs. Prank OiUes of Arlington, Va., Mr. and Mn. W. R. Copeland and son of Csmden, Ark., Mr. and Mrs. Henry Le» Stewart of Batesvile, Ark., Mr. and Mrs. Billy Chiles and, baby, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Chiles and children, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Chilei and son of Osceola. The entire group were dinner guests Christmas day of Mr. Chilei followed by family .gatherings in the homes of Osceola children. Personals Mrs. Aubrey Conway of Blytheville returned to her home Tuesday after spending the past three weeks with her niece, Mrs. Godfrey Whit* and family. Monday night. Misi Llewellyn White flew to Washington, • D. C. to resume her studies at Holton-Arms after thhe holidays with her parents. Donald Wertz, Osceola High School principal left Monday afternoon for Nashville, Tenn., to continue his work on his doctorate at Peabody College. He will return to Osceola next week for midterm exams and then go back to Peabody and continue with hi» school work. Mrs, Wertz will Join in March and will work toward her bachelor of science degree, in music at Peabody. Miss Carolyn Edrington, Osceols High School Senior, has been notified by the Kellogg Company that she won a $25 bond for herself and $100 cash for her school in a recent contest sponsored by Kelloggs on "Why I think our football team should go to the Orange Bowl." Miss Edrington !* the daughter of Mi-, and Mrs. Sam T. Edrlngton of Osceola. 'romat DELIVERY SERVICE Phone 4507 Ilnnrv: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. with Deliver} to 1 p.m. WOODS DRUGSTORE 221 Weit Main St. B. F. Goodrich Tubeless Tires! "^ SKIPS' APPLIANCES 15 95 5 Used WASHER ... G. E. Electric HEATER ... 95 As IMT « 1.09 w «wn •Ml y*«r »W rtr« 7.10-11 siw 34.45 Stop you as much as 30% quicker an slippery roads. 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