The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 20, 1954 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 20, 1954
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREB OSCEOLA NEWS Betty. U(l. St arr Victor Mann Recalls Current Agri Practices Sans High-Toned Names Th« old gray mule ain't what she usta be, Victor Mann said when he climber up on his brand new tractor, an addition to his farming equipment this year, A "Like every other business, farm.- *ung has been modernized until a mule Is as great a novelty to kids now-a-days as a zebra was to me when I was a kid going to the circus," Victor added, and he should know if anybody does. He knows farming from 'way back and has seen some radical changes. "When I was a young man," he continued, "boys didn't go to college to learn how to milk a cow or plow old Beck. I was brought up doing what comes naturally, "Having lived on a farm all of my life and learning every phase of It from a farmer-father who had never heard of diversification or, according to the United States Department of agriculture—intensive farming, we did all those things on my father's farm but there was no high sounding name for it. "We didn't keep cows for a profit; we were all milk drinkers and the tenants on our farm knew all they needed to get a gallon of buttermilk from our house was to bring an empty bucket. No charge for it and what we couldn't give away, we fed to the hogs. "We rotated our crops, too, but planted foodstuff. A farmer's wife would have been criticized to have walked into a grocery store when ^ was growing up. We raised everything but sugar and coffee and our larder was always full," Victor added. • • » VICTOR was raised near Ruleville, Miss., where he was graduated from high school and later attended Mississippi College, Clinton, Miss. It was during his summer vacation that he met his wife. She was only 15 — much too young for a young man of college age, he thought when he was introduced to her, but before the evening had passed away, they both agreed that love at flrst sight .comes to the young the same as it does to the older girls and from that first meeting until they were married two years later, neither ever dated anyone else. Those were the days of silent movies and Mrs. Mann played the piano in the picture show. But Victor -was such an ardent suitor she lost her job because the manager couldn't keep Victor away from the piano during a picture and she was too much in love to have her mind on whether it was a death scene she was playing for or "The ^ Perils of Pauline." The Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Mann were married — they called themselves eloping—really Mrs. Mann said that her mother knew about it but her father didn't. They were married between Sunday School and Church and went to Mrs. Mann's home as if nothing had happened, taut being the alert one as she still is, Mrs. Norwood said she smelled a mouse and finally got them to admit it but was made to promise .. . Victor Mann ,, . aboard mule's successor .» not to tell Mrs. Mann's father. * * * • WHEN HE came home from church he said to his wife, "I hear Myrtle and Vic are getting married this afternoon," and before somebody could stop her, Mrs. Norwood told him "Not this afternoon, it was this morning." Victor set up farming before he married and brought his new bride to a home where any young girl would have been delighted to start her married life. "There was no money." Victor said, "because I had spent every thing I had made in furnishing the kind of home I felt like my wife was entitled to. In. fact, I had five dollars in my Sunday pants when we were married and I gave that to the preacher. "My father and sister had gone out to our new home the day before and got everything in apple pie order. . ••.- '.• .-—f "My sister had stocked the pantry and before we got there Sunday afternoon, she had gone back and cooked a supper that would have equaled any wedding supper you ever saw. "We didn't start off where old folks leave off, as is the case of most young couples of today," Victor said, "but we knuckled down and assumed our own responsibilities from the very day of our marriage. "I went to the bank," he continued, "borrowed $300 to live on until harvest time and to furnish the farm and we did it. On week ends our parents, who were next door neighbors, invited us to come into town and of course when we go back late Sunday afternoon they would load up our mule-drawn buggy with food stuff, so we really didn't have it too rough. • * * YOUNG people In 1914 didn't expect smooth sailing when they married. We didn't have it any different than any our friends; we were all in the same boat and anyway," Victor added, "young people then and now don't let things like that get them down." The first job Victor had was riding a 1,500-acre farm — at the age of 18. He said he had his father to thank for teaching him the farming business. Mrs. Mann told of their first company dinner she cooked — Victor was the cook in the family too. "She did pretty well," Victor said until she found out there wasn't any light-bread in the house. I was out in the cotton patch and saw her running toward me. I thought something had happened at the house and I started running to meet her. We were both out of breath by the time we met and between pants, she told rne \ve had unexpected company for dinner and didn't have any bread and to come with her and make-up some biscuits. "After 40 years," Victor said, "she is the best cook In the world — and nobody will question that." In the winter of 1917, this young I > SO SHOULD YOUR MOTOR OIL! A paratrooper can t afford needless risks. That's why he wears two parachules ... so he has a safety margin. Often your car may need such a safety margin. That's why Phillips 66 Heavy Duty Premium Motor Oil is made so it will provide lubrication under conditions more extreme than your motor is ever likely to face. It provides that extra measure of protection. HERE'S EXTRA PROTECTION FOR YOUR CAR A Motor 00 Guaranteed to Satisfy You! When you refill with Phillips 66 Heavy Duty Premium Motor Oil you get a printed certificate—your guarantee of satisfaction I Use this great oil for ten days, or up to 1,000 miles. Then, If you aren't completely satisfied, go to any Phillips 66 Dealer and he will refill your car's crankcase with any other available oil you want, at Phillips expense! How does Phillips dare make such a guar- tntee? We do it because Phillips 66 Heavy Duty Premium Motor Oil is such a good oil. It givei you really dependable Lubri-tection . . . lubrication plus engine protection. Gel Phillips 66 Heavy Duty Premium Motor Oil. It's guaranteed to tatisfy you! Phillips Petroleum Company, Bartlcsvlllc, Oklahoma. Gtf luhrl-faction STARR GAZING T ve had several favorable results sent in to me about the "Be- kind-to-your-nelghbor-week" that I suggested last week. On the streng- t'. of it, one obliging soul went all tha way to Memphis Sunday to take a big coconut cake to her brother who was celebrating his birthday. For those of you wlio are still in the mood of following the suggestions there is still plenty of time. I've gotten n kick out of the enthusiasm of some. I saw the beautiful cake Dr. Billy Sheddail received Saturday, and also the expression on his face when it was presented to him. couple came to Mississippi County with Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Stevens, who .leased a plantation at Dell. The Stevens' rented.Mr. Mann part of the farm. Nobody will deny the winter of '17 being- the worst winter this part of the country has ever experienced. For two young people to be branching out in the farming business this certainly wasn't the winter to do it. Both were so homesick they nearly died but tried to keep it from one another and stick it out. * * • SNOW AND high water wasn't any help. One day, Mr. Mann came in with hip boots pulled as high as he could pull them, slung his hat down on the floor and said to Mrs. Mann, "If I have to live in such a lob-lolly as this to put meat and bread on our table, I'm ready to quit and go back to Mississippi and leave every implement and mule I possess in the barn." Mrs. Mann was cooking f'i'-ier Set VICTOR MANN on Page 8 I was called to give recipes, from divinty cundy to cooking a coon. II has been fun. Hasn't it? Just the mention of Omar Khay- ynm and evcryuody immediately starts quoting "A book of verses beneath the bough, a jug of wine, a lofa of bread — and thou," etc., etc. But really he wns more famous back in his early life as an astronomer and for his mathmatical skill than he was as a poet. Geraniums, in any colors, are my favorite pot plants. They were the favorites of Charles Dickens his favorite were the red ones. When lie gave public hearings from his writtings, he always wore a red geranium in his buttonhole. Carrying out the traditional, his old home on Doughty Street in London has window boxes filled with red geraniums, replanted every spring. If you are ever fortunate enough to see the eminent actor, Emlyn Williams, you'll find he always wears a red geranium in his buttonhole when he impersonates the novelist and reads from his works. thing can be done only by « great man, and lie does It without effort. Richard Rumbold said this: "I never could believe that Providence had sent a few men Into the world, ready booted and spurred to ride, and millions ready saddled and bridled to be ridden." Temperance and industry are man's true remedies, work sharpens the appetite and temperance teaches him to control it. The victor is he who can go it alone. •If to no were as easy to know what were good to, chapels would be churches and poor's mens cottages would be palaces." My next-door-neighbor's cook was telling me about a Negro man who was sent to Little Rock because he was a "little off." She said he was back in town again, '"cause they cured him from having athletic fits." On the Social Side... I'll bet there are a lot of folks who have bulbs they didn't get around to planting in the fall. The f'rst warm day, get on your squatting; clothes and get them in the ground. They'll at least be better off in the ground, late or not, than drying out in a box. They'll bloom this year. Just be a little late is all and they'll bloom on time next year. No great intellectual thing was ever done by great effort: A great Mrs. Charlsie Little, elementary school principal, was honored this week by one of the little girls who received one of the dolls at Christinas time by some of our good women of the town. The little girl was undecided , whether to name the doll Rita (Hayworth or Mrs. Little, so she compromised and has christened the doll "Rita Little" — now everybody's happy. Want to make a qulck-easy- cheap cake? Then whip this one up: Two cups graham cracker crumbs. Pour a cup of milk over the crumbs and in the meantime, cream 1 stick oleo with 1 cup sugar. Add three egg yolks sep- artely, beating each after addition. Add V/z teaspoons baking powder, 1 cup of chopped pecans, 1 can Church Women Meet Thirty members of the women of the Presbyterian Church mot Monday afternoon for their monthly session, which was held in the educational building of the church. Mrs. R. C. Bryan appeared on the program (allowing the business, meeting. Plans were made by the world mission chairman, Mrs. Bet- lye Nelle Starr, to bring a former missionary to the Phillipines to talk to the women of the church Mar. 1. She is Miss Bettye Rogers, sister of Arthur Rogers of Osceoln. She served three years on the Islands. Luncheon will precede the talk by Miss Rogers. Co-workers for the decorations and table settings will be Mrs. Harold Ohlendorf. Mrs. E. L. Taliaferro, Mrs. Horace Moore and Mrs. Dan Blodgett. The hostesses for the meeting Monday afternoon wore Mrs. Herbert Shippcn, Mrs. S. W. Bowker and Mrs. Boyd White. Coconut pie and coffee was served during the social hour. Layette Shower Given Mrs. R. D. Mcars was complimented with a layette shower by her two clubs Wednesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. H. M. Alexander. Sixteen were present and presented the honoroe with a basinet fille'I with gifts. Following a dessert course o£ strawberry shortcake, the group played bridge and of moist coconut. Whip egg whites arj fold into mixture. Bake in two layers at 350 degrees. Ice with sevcn-minutp icing using brown sugar. "Blow, blow, thou winter wind! Thou are not so unkind, as man's ingratitude." canasta. In the bridge games, Mn. Mavis SettlemJre of Blytheville won high score, Mrs. Ambrose Tealord of Luxora won second and Mrs. Billy Sflverblatt won low. In the canasta games, Mrs. Bay Morgrwi w*_ nigh, Mrs. T. E. Spires, Sr., won second and Mrs. Harold Hendrix won low. The Alexander home wai decorated for the party with potted plants and greenery. Personals Mr. and Mrs. David Laney wer« called to Phoenix, Ariz., Monday due to the illness of Mrs. Laney's mother, Mrs. Lalah Coble. Mrs. Thomas P. Hughes returned to her home in Jackson, Miss.. Wednesday, stopping over In Memphis to appear on television over WMCT for a brief interview in connection with the showing of colored films on the Natchez Pilgrimage by the Fort Assumption Chapter of Tennessee Society of Daughters of the American Revolution, Feb. 13 at the home of Mrs. D. A. Fisher, Jr., in Mton- phis. Among the out-of-town guests who were in Osceola Sunday for the Fletcher-Springfield wedding were Mrs. Bernard Gooch, Mrs. Edgar Borum and Mrs. George Dillahunty of Blytheville, Mrs. J. A. Gwaltney, Mrs. Bettye Gwaltney, Jimmie Gwaltney, Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Williams, E. L. Luibel and Miss Sarah Luibel, Miss Jane Springfield, Mr. and Mrs, Ben Flasignn and children of Memphis, Mrs. Bob Dent of Caruthersville, Mrs. E, P. Fletcher, Mrs. Garner McNabb of Pocahontas, Mrs. Benson Hart of Walnut Ridge, Mr, and Mrs. O. W. Speck and children ot Frenchman's Bayou. You want purify in i what you drink Everything good to drink starts with water The blending of flavors and water Is an age-old custom. The Mohammedans added rose water and sugar; the Persians of Darius, tangy citrus juice; the Romans, golden honey. But always, anywhere, tho quality of the drink depended upon purity of water. This still is trus. The water we use In Coca-Cola must be pure. More than thai, it must be'rieutral to the taste in order to protect the delicate and distinguishing flavors of Coca-Cola Syrup. Most of us think of water as being everywhere. In drinking form, however, it is becoming a world-wide problem. Erosiop, increases in population, and the expansion of industry are contributing to a growing shortage of water and are creating varying standards of purity. That's why We treat water in our Coca-Cola bottling plant with modern filtering processes. But that isn't all. To produce Coca-Cola means much more than to "just add water." Each bottle is a blend of "good things from nine sunny climes," and each syrup ingredient, as well as all other materials, is -tested for taste, strength and purity. Have a Coke today ... and you'll understand how time, precaution and & delicious taste make purity and pleasure a part of the pause that refreshes with ice-cold Coca-Cola. Where else does purity mean so much? YOU AM INVITIO ... (o visit our bottling plant. Why not arrange to drop in with the children and see for yourself why Cnm-Cola comes lo you pure as sunlight. Call 2047 lOTIltt UNOei AUTHOfltT OP tMI C O f . • C 0 I A COMPAN» «f COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY OF BLYTHEVILLE *Cok«" It • r*|M«r«d trade-mark. 2, THE COCA-COW COMPAWf

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