Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on January 8, 1952 · Page 5
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 5

Fayetteville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Tuesday, January 8, 1952
Page 5
Start Free Trial

NOtTHWfST AJUCANIASTIMH, taviMvM*, ArimmM. Ttwufey, January t, l?32 Column Bj HAL BOYL* New York-(/P)-A young nun to- babies were there- told hov: the stone wals of ·n old parish church saved hundreds of lives during a typhoon crying, shouting, praying, moaning with pain on account of the windows and doors of the church being blown down and hitting people. Broken glass . flew over our "The sight of the debris is very sickening -- it ean drive you crazy if you don't stop thinking, about it," she wrote in a graphic eve- witness account of the storm. Sister Maria/ Constancia is a teacher in Assumption College in Guiuan, a town of 28,700 population on the island of Saimir in the hard-hit central Philippines. She said the fury of battering winds and tidal tvaves had left almost the entire population nf the town homeless, penniless, and without proper food or clothing. Scores of other towns are in the same plight. "Guiuan now is like Manila after the liberation -- all in ruins," she wrote. "It is hard to describe in words , . . "Ninety-five per cent of the houses were carried into the Pacific by the angry waves or crushed down in total ruin. All our eight big quonset huts which the U.S. Army left in 1945 were totally destroyed . ' ing." And then she described how the . .'Not a post stand- a centuries-old hundreds "as a stone wall of church shielded fortress." "We sisters couldn't stay standing up during the great disaster, for the walls were falling and the roofs flying," her letter continued. The nuns joined townspeople who had crowded by the hundreds into the parish church. "Men, women, children, and Neat and Smartly Styled Haircuts and Good Clean Shares HAIRCUTS ONLY 50c WHITE'S BARBER SHOP 405 W. DICKSON Fashion Editors Ytev Spring Clothes During Hectic "Press Week" that laid waste much of the Philippines last month. 9 \ window The tempest, tne most terrible | heads." In the memory of the islanders,! Torrential rains and a 135-milc- was described by Sister Maria! an-hour wind filled the church Constancia Pena in a letter of ap- j with a thick fog, although it was peal to the Very Rev. UlricArcand, I daylight, she said, adding: Apostolic missionary of the Philip- j « T h a t time was tne crisis--from pines rehabilitation, whose head-! 9 a. m. to 4 p. m. We couldn't see quarters are in St. Paul, Minn. | cach other because of the fog, and .,rr. L _ , no ^. ng could be heard but the roaring of the winds and the cries of pain. "I thought it was the end for I everyone. Each one was just i waiting for his death. So was I. But I really did not get scared . . . I was willing to die. I was just waiting for the walls of ' the church to crumble over us, and then we could have passed on to eternity. Wouldn't that be a nice death?" At the height of the typhoon the parish priest gave the blessed sacrament to the huddled throng . . . "And after that there was silence from the crowd, but the winds roared on. ( "Groups of people were blown and dragged off by the winds from the sanctuary to the sacristy. I tried hard to return near the altar, but the winds seemed to have Pasted me to the sacristy wall. We were all wet for hours and hours." When the storm at last subsided, the survivors emerged to find their homes destroyed, many relatives dead beneath the wreckage or swept out to sea. Noting with a sore heart that "among the casualties were many of our 1,600 students," Sister Maria Constancia wrote: "We have to begin from scrap again." In making public her letter, Father Arcand said the resources of the Philippine Red Cross were "obviously inadequate" to heal the wounds left by "a calamity in- involving some six-and-one-half million victims. "We may also take into consideration," he observed, "the fact that these poor people were our most faithful, our only allies in the Far East during the last war." Maole Flavor TOPS THEM ALL! Yes, alt your waffleS, pancakes §nd hot breads! Griffin's Waffle Syrup is so rich with maple flavor . . and so thick that waffles stay crisp, pancakes stay firm. Costs less too-get, some today! you (or lichtnrss . . . then flavor it with tempting Crilfin'. Waffle Syrup! A his; tr«t--and By DOEOTHY ROE New Y o r k-(/P)-What you'll wear in the Easter parade is being inspected this week by a rushed and hurried mob of fashion editors representing newspapers all over the United States and many foreign points. Twice a year these hard-working ladies descend on New York's congested garment district for n schedule of fashion showings that begin every morning with 8 o'clock breakfast and continue far into the night, leaving little time for either food or sleep. The showings cover every phase of. feminine apparel, from the dresses, coats and suits that make up the main shows to the hats, shoes and accessories that are wiM.-i£t:il in between at luncheon, cocktail and dinner shows. To attend every style preview to which they are invited during this hectic period known as Press Week in the garment industry, each editor would have to be divided into at least three parts, all equipped with iron constitutions. All are ready for a rest cure when, it is over. Event IK Field Day New York's fashion Press Week, started some 10 years ago by the New York Dress Institute, has become a field day for the thousands of apparel and accessory manufacturers in the world's biggest garment center. What started as a fairly calm schedule of fashion previews by a score or less of the top designers has grown to a Frankenstein of incredible proportions. Makers of everything from scarfs to costume 'jewelry and from handbags to blouses are determined to show their wares to the" visiting press before the exhausted editors can escape to the comparative peace and quiet of their own home towns. Because they are in the main conscientious reporters, eager to give a complete account of coming styles to. the folks back home, most of the visiting editors try to make the whole schedule of showings, proceeding at a full gallop from dawn to midnight, filling reams of notebook paper, collecting hundreds of fashion photographs and emerging from the fray at the end of the week much like a punch-drunk fighter. During the opening day of 'the current scries, the editors were welcomed at a breakfast and forum, proceeded to showings by designers Pauline Trigerc and Philip Mangone during the morning, wedged In a showing of Delman shoes at noon, had lunch at one to the accompaniment of a show by the International Silk Association, proceeded through a couple more dress shows 'during the afternoon and wound up with an evening preview of custom clothes by Elizabeth Arden at her plush Fifth Avenue salon. Most of the fashion news of the day was garnered at the two morning showings of Pauline Trigere and Philip Mangonc, with the fabulous touch supplied by Miss Arden. Silhouette Dramatized Miss, fore-handed as usual, dramatized for the' editors Ihc importance of the princess sil- 'louetto for spring, showing . collection both comprehensive and I cohesive, carrying out the cor- j setcd m i d r i f f and fitted torso look in every number. The princess line as executed by Trigerc hugs the body from bust to hips, revealing every line of the torso Political Prophets Ready With Forecasts Now That General Eisenhower Mas Declared Interest In Campaign; Future Uncertain By JAMES MAIILOW Washlngton-fAVThose wonderful characters who arc never at a loss for words in an election year, the political prophets, will now begin telling you positively the relative chances of General Eisenhower, Senator Taft and others for the Republican presidential nomination. They will speak with an air of infallibility, which may turn out to be more air than ability, as they demonstrated in 1948 when they had President T r u rn,a n whipped b e f o r e t h e returns were in. Too much can happen between now and the Republican convention in July for anyone to make a bet this early and be sure of winning. Taft and his friends know their way around and the senator didn't announce his candidacy early in the fall just to exercise his tonsils which he later had out. Time is precious and they're making the most of it, lining up all the "pros" they can induce into a room long enough for a heart- to-heart talk. Lesson Learned The Taftees got a lesson in the importance of the pros in 1948 when the senator yearned for the nomination, just as he does now, but the Governor Deweyites grabbed it away from him by driving up with the pros in their pocket. . Now if the Taftees have enough pros in their basket by next July they may be able to nai! the nomination for their man, no matter how much popular clamor there is for Eisenhower, since it's the convention pros who pick the candidate and not the crowd yelling in the street. But this may not always be true, which is a situation that jitters the prophets. The Taftees have a head start on the folowers of the general whose candidacy is beginning with a limp since he still hasn't said in so many words that he is a candidate, although he's given his friends the go-ahead to get him the nomination if they can. Since the general, by indicating he's a Republican, won't endear himself to the Democrats and by becofhing a candidate won't en- and necessitating the elimination of all bulges, either through expert corsetry or strong-minded diet. Mangone, the old master tailor, also accents the importance of a slim waistline in his collection of precise, nip-waisted suits, but offers a variety of silhouettes, ranging from the suit with bell skirt and rundcd jackets to his perennial favorite, the classic, pencil- slim taillcur. Fabrics are of high importance in all the main collections, as designers make the most of new triumphs of the weavers in feather-light woolens with varied texture interest, and rich silks that drape and tailor like suit- ings. Such are the facts garnered by the 150-odd visiting editors during the first day of Press Week, spring 1952. dear himself to the friends of the other candidates, the comments In Congress, which comes back to work today, may not be as fulsome as they were in 1951 when the general didn't mix in politics. Criticism Heard In fact some criticism already has begun about the way he got into this race, one of the strangest entries in history, with Senator Lodge saying he'll make the general a candidate and telling reporters very confidentialy--how d id he know?--that Eisenhower would say it was quite all right if they, the reporters, asked him. Which they did. And, although it might have been strictly a coincidence, the general', who had stayed mum on politics all his life until then, said what Lodge had done was quite all right, indeed. Immediately this set a Democrat to thinking. Senator Green of Rhode Island, and he expressed a view which, while undoubtedly his own, might very well be the forerunner of similar views expressed by others. He said of the way Eisenhower got into the race: "A very neat job of beating around the bush--a little too neat." And fl Republican, Senator Ferguson of Michigan, who was mentioned as a possible "dark horse" candidate himself only yesterday, seemed to react bleakly to the news about the general, for he said: "The delegates to a national convention are going to want to know where a candidate stands on the issues.** The senator may have something there. In 1948 the prophets who had Dewey elected before the votes were counted hastened to explain, without time for a blush when he lost, that one of Vi c reasons he lost was that he didn't let the people know clearly where he stood. Sulphur City The Good Neighbor Club of the Hicks community met Thursday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. V. M. Polk in an all-day session. A cooperative luncheon was served at noon. The 14 members present spent the morning quilting. The members gave the hostess pol- holders. Mrs. Bob VnuRht. the president, presided. Mrs. W. H. Nelherland read a legend of the dogwood tree, nnd Mrs. I^conard Harris demonstrated the ranking of nylon conagcs. Members present were Mrs. Homer Harris, Mrs. Dale Lewis, Mrs. Henry Thompson, Mrs. Raymond Reed, Mrs. Daisy Richardson. Mrs. W. B. Netherland, Mrs. Carson. Mrs. Bob Vaught. Mrs. Clifford V;mght, Mrs. Jack Took, Mrs. Floyd Smith, Mrs. V. M. Polk, Mrs. Everett Qs- born and Mrs. Pickering. Guests were Mrs. Leonard Harris, Mrs. j Everett Price, Jr., and Mrs. Neil j McKinnon. Dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Harris Sunday were the Rev. and Mrs. W. D. Witt of Fnrm- iogtnn. DIw Of Polio Litlle Rock-W-A Lonoke, Arl:.. Negro died of polio in a hospital | here yesterday--the slate's first 1952 death from the disease. H e | was William Carter, 41. He was admitted to the hospital last Thursday. ·Just Received Wool Filled Taffeta Comforts At Least $12.50 Values Full bed sli«. btautlful tifittt cortrtd, two · tone, wocl Ulltd comfort that wn bought for HoJi- d«y telling and not rtctired In Hint. At Unit a $12.50 yalut, Spt clilltd at only $1.357 SALE! ANNUAL BIG SAVINGS ON Dorothy Gray Creams $125 _1 *2« Each Salon Cold G»am ..... for MrfftW ikhi Dry-Skin Cleatutr ...... i Mll |, r $215 ,,,, Cleoni'mg Crtgm ....... «.,»!,,, »222 ,u« · Regular M22 jar of ·ach... SALE *22£ (otf prfcw , *»} C«llofltn Hormomi CrMm Rogular $5 li!·.,,$ALE I22S Clearance Values Clearances are still in progress. Shop every table because you'rt likely to find reduced items of which we have only small quantity and which we do not want to invoice. They will spell tremendous savings for you. 6 only -- all wool sweaters, ft $8.95, $11.95 and $7.50 val- * ues. Sizes 36 and 38 only . . 3 MEN'S DEPARTMENT 6 only -- California t y p ett loafer jackets. $22.50 vol-* ues. A real value at MEN'S DEPARTMENT 1 group lace trim, woven ny- Ion crepe slips. White only, sizes 36, 38, 40. Now only LINGERIE DEPARTMENT 1 group nylon tricot gowns, i Luxuriolsly trimmed with lace. ' White or Tea Rose . LINGERIE DEPARTMENT 10°° 9 only -- Tackle Twill jackets, i Zipper style. Wind repellent, water repellent, spot repellent. Size 36 only. $7.98 values MEN'S DEPARTMENT 10 only -- men's sport shirts. (6 small, 3 medium, 1 large). Original values to $5.95, now MEN'S DEPARTMENT 17 only -- Men's pajamas. Original $3.50 values. Sizes B C only. Printed broadcloth. Now MEN'S DEPARTMENT 4 only -- all wool sport shirts. All sites small. $10.00 values. Famous brand names MEN'! DEPARTMENT 3 50 2 15 ^SO makes tuptrb cloth*! in a clastic manner -- See their tarty revueing of th«»e Shag Linen Separates (A) The topic point of the group is this smartly tok lored box jacket, crease-resistant, washable Shag linen. Colorful crest of heraldic design. $14.98.. (B) Vest in same fabric with matching crest. $7.98 (C) Straight skirt with all the Nardis fine tailoring features. $7.98. (D) The smartest skirt we've seen. Buy it to mix and match with above items or as a solo separate. Crest to match. $8.98. Colors: Natural, Cocoa, Navy, Red, White. Siies: 10 to 18. Fashions, 1st Floor ;· t

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 8,600+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free