Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on September 1, 1952 · Page 8
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 8

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Monday, September 1, 1952
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_\.uaniWtS1 MUAMSA} 1..M. hiyattovill*, Mummi. Monday, Stp^.nbir 1, 1752 SWIM AND WAIK_-- / (UH.HUH] WHEN sou WERE I JUST BROUGHT OOC WATERS HB3E TQ FIX UP Famous Showman Bamum And Tom Thumb Fifth Cousins, Says Auihor In Buffalo Buffalo, N. Y.-(P)-Showman P. T. Biiiium and the fabulous midget, Tom Thumb, were actually fifth couBlni, says a meticulous local author, who makes his business ai i genealogist to verify iuch things. G. A. Cleveland Shrigley, the author, layi he was especially careful in hit family tree tracings --because he found at the outset that he was related to both Barnum and the midget. Shrigley is trying to bring the memory of tiny Tom out from under Barnum's hulking shadow by writing a biography of Tom himself. Shrigley discovered that Barnum and Tom were descended from a Thomas Sherwood, who turned up in America at .Boston in 1634 qnd later moved to Fairfield, Conn. If Barnum was aware that hi was related to his money-making midget, he was careful not to splash the fact before the public. No mention of their kinship has shown up in thousands of letters Shrigley" has received from all over the world since he began research on Tom Thumb by way of letters to editors of hundreds of daily newspapers.' Bern' In 18SI Tom Tnumb was born January 11, 1838, and christened Charles Sherwood Straiten, a rather pon derous moniker for a fellow only 27 inches tall at the peak of his frame and fame. In his autobiography, Barnum wrote that he stumbled across the midget on a visit to Brideport, Conn., in November, 1842. The showman's fortunes at his famous American Museum in New York was starting to ebb and he-needed a new attraction. During the visit, Bamum wrote, his brother who ow.ned a-taver casually mentioned little Chirl4 Stratton. Barnum looked up th child, who was two feet tall then and signed him up through hi father. Charles Sherwood Stratto promptly became General Tom Thumb, aged by Barnum's aitiv mind from four to 11. Added Embellishment Barnum tacked-on the sevi years to increase Tom's value ; an attraction, in the same way h advertised the midget as "just ar rived from England," according to. the' showman's biographers who accepted Barnum'S-t^tory of the meeting of the pair. , After years of tours with Barnum in America, Europe and even Australia, Tom Thumb was lavishly married--at Barnum's expense--to Lavinia Warren, a mid- jet school teacher under contract the showman. , Spearmint Cum. Hdp, you on the job. Work foes faster, easier. OUT OUR WAY By J. R. William *W8E TUC WNFOP (ISlLEV/WHAT DOMDU WWJT? WE'RE ····JTVWTINS TO iiN AK01 OF YOUR PLANIS YOU KIM VERY INTERESTED IN OUR SPWYIN6 METHODS. WOULDN'T YOU LIKE TO SIT IMT THIAMMICW PLANES *"nWW IMAYINC OPERATIONS. A FBI FAtMHC ME WWmW IMCRK WMLB COOLA AND KXMY ASTOUND TOE AIRCRAPT-8WTTINS METWORK. WITH THE FLIGHT OF THEIR Y"SAY THEY FLEW/YES, AND NOW RIGHT OUTA TH' / THEY'VE GOT THE TIME-KtACHINE.1 WHOLE COUNTRY THROUGH TH' V WINDOW AN'OFF INTO TH 1 SKY? . ACARPST FLYING IN IFUNNVIPOU* U.3.SKIEa.jACK-ACKBOY» * / I THOUGHT tOU HATEP HASH.' . I WHY, pVEW THAT DRINK IS HASH/ ) ) A FEW DROPS OUT OF EACH I SOTTL6...TH' SAME WITH THAT SMJPWICH--IT COULDN'T BE , V. M3U HATE TO WASH A PISH SO MUCH THAT 1OU WON'T EMPT/ ANYTHING.' OH, I THINK A LITTLE CREAM AMP A LITTLE MILK. IN BUTTERMILK MAKE IT TASTE 8ETTER-- THE SAME WITH THE SANDWICHJ ......... WHY MOTHERS GET OSAY ,,_ _.,,, SOM0W Brougham, England IT WAS ERECTED IN 1656 BV IhE COUNTESS ANNE OF MARK THE SPOT WHERE SHE LAST SAW HER MOTHER ALIVE famed Rocky mountain* scout EXCHANGED A YOKE OF OXEN WOKTH*I2S FOR ONE VOLUME OF SHAKESPEARE ALTHOUGH HE AMO AWWOT MONEVHAS8EEN DISTRIBUTED HEBE WOULD YO'KlNtLV \f DOWTMINBtFAHCOrT-AMWtBK ·WCAT THET LAST II NOUIRIN' 'BOUT TH att-MA«K--SLOW y\0'M3aitMAMMV-TI««T.U«W AWW nif SHE'S ] UNCLE RC TH'PBETTIEST ISQONK4A OLE BAT vo HAS EVAH CAIN'TTAKE.'.'-MAH MAMMY ·HMtTTYa-CDAT/.' Bentonville "Now you folkt mint come and SM w-I nppoiei Guests of Mrs. Jessie Gilstrap last week were Mrs. Margaret Ballard of Wichita, Kan, president of the Kansas Federation of Women's Club, and Mrs. Lotta Gibbons of Coweta, Okla., president of the Oklahoma'Federation of Women's Clubs. Visitors in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ben F. Yoder last week were their son-in-law and daughter. Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Crow and daughter, Rebecca of 'Shawnee, Okla.; their son, Lt. Col. Lohn F. Yoder anoi family of Columbus, Ohio.; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Yoder and family of Manhattan, Kan.; Mr. and Mrs. Bob Worthy and Mr. and Mrs. Dee Yoder of Harrisonville, Mo. Joe and Jerre Yoder accompanied their sister, Mrs. Crow, home for several days visit. Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Diesel have had as guests, Mr. and Mrs. Stan- lev Foss nnd daughter, Alice, of Chicago, 111. Tom McGIll returned Tuesday from St. Louis where he saw the St. Louis Cardinals play the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Giants. Mrs. Mildred Eberle and son, Bobby of Danville, 111, spent the past week here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hamilton. Other guests in the Hamilton home over the weekend were their grandson, W. D. Elliott and family of Carthage, Mo. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Burner and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Doolittle returned Tuesday from a three-day business trip to St. Louis. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Cress and family rut Goodlahd, Kan., spent the first of last week here with her mother, Mrs. Eva McCurdy, her brother, Marvin McCurdy. and her sister, Mrs. Troy Wight and family. Mr. and Mrs. Gayle Holcomb left .Wednesday for Independence, Kan, where they will 'visit Mr. Holcomb's parents, Mr.' and Mrs. T. J. Holcomb. From there they will go to Walnut Ridge, where Mr. Holcomb will c"ter a school for religious training Mr. and Mrs. B. U. Hunt and three daughters of Coffeyvile, Kan., are spending a two-week vacation here visiting'Mrs. Hunt's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fount B. Armstrong. Mies Opal Jean Bell left Wednesday evening for her home in Springfield, Mass., after a short visit with friends in Bentonvilla. While here, che was a houseguest * of Miss Margaret Spencer. Lt. Marvin McCurdy is spending a, 15 day leave here with bis mother, Mrs. Eva McCurdy, and ' Ms siiter, Mrs. Troy Wight. He will leave September 29 for Fort Hood, Texas, .for his new assignment. Mrs. McCurdy will accompany her. son to Fort Hoed, and continue to California where she will visit her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Me- r Clure ana family. Mrs. Rose Goodman has returned from a months visit in Chicago and New York, where she attended several gift, stationery and antique shows. She plans to go to Dallas, Texas, August 31 where she will spend three days attending gift exhibits an'd displays by Eastern manufacturers and foreign importers. Mr. and; Mrs. Beecher Henderson are vacationing in Dubuque, Iowa, this week. Mr. : J Mrs, Sherman Robbing lave returned from a weeks vacation in Chicago, 111. Noel Foss and Kirk. Peterson of Chicago, Illinois, s p e n t two weeks here on vacation visiting Ronald Diesel. Mrs. Earl McCormaek and daughters, Patsy and Judy, left Tuesday for Milford, Del., where they .will make their home. They will visit relatives and friends en- oute, and Mr. McCormaek will mee,t them in Cincinnati to accompany them to Delaware."* VtcCorthy Not To Press Charges Against Trio Washington - (P) . Senator McCarthy (R-Wis) is not going to ress charges against three col- ege youths he caught tampering ·ith the door to his office. He ac- epted their explanation that they were just pulling a prank --"Only rying to take my nameplate off he door." McCarthy said. 'I t h i n k they've sweated nough," he said, referring to ours cf questioning the trio, un- erwent at police headquarters at- er McCarthy surprised them out- de his office door Saturday at- ernoon in the Senate Office uilding. All surendered to him leekly while he summoned po- ce. The laws of England In the Mide Ages made the taking of Interest on loaned money by a Christian legal. The word "navy* originally eant all the shipping owned by ne country, and only later the neanin-' limited to warships. So Wonderfully % Versatile 52 4 Ky Sue Burnett This expertly designed two pleccr Is so comfortable to wear, is equal to every occasion all fall. Novelty buttons are a nice finish (or the yoke, sleeves are short or wrist length. Pattern No. 8871 Is a sew-rlte perforated pattern In sizes 32, 34. 30, 3B, 40, 42, 44. 48. Size 34, short sleeves, 4M yards of 39-Inch. For thli patuin, tend Me Jot EACH, In COINS, your nam*. ad- drew, iliei rinlrnd, and UM PAT' TERN NUMBER to S*M Bumtt, Northwest Arkansas TtaMf, 1150 Avt. Amorlcai, New York H, N. Y Ready -for you now -- Bulc FASHION for '62, Fall and Winter. This new IISIM In filled.with deas for smart, practical nwlnf Ideas for a new teaion; gift HI- tarn printed Insld* th* book, Me jONDAl NIGHT «. , Uinner Music ,8:15 Starlight Time 6:30 News 0:45 Ozark Sports Review 7:01) Wayne King Show 7:15 Gabriel Heater 7:30 Rthymlc Rendezvous 7:45 Lombardo on the Air 8:00 Bill Henry 8:05 Crime Fighters 8:30 War-Front, Home-Front 9:00 News 9:05 .Stars in the Night 9:35 Just Music 10:00 News 10:15 Platter Party 10:30 Platter Party 11:00 Platter Party 11:30 Sign Off TCESDAI MORNING 5:30 Rise N' Shine 5:50 RJ.D. 1450 6:00 Rise n' Shine 6:30 Markets and Weather 6:35 Rise n' Shine 7:0u Koffee Kup Kapen 7:30 Homing News 7:45 Koffee Kup Kapers 8:00 Robert Hurlelgh 8:15 Morning Devotion 8:30 TIMES Morning Edition 8:45*Holsum Gospel Hymns 9:00 'Morning Melodies 9:15 Paula Stone Show 9:30 Take a Number 10:00 Food for Thought 10:15 Random Rhythms 10:30 Queen for a Day 11:00 Rhythm Ranch Hands 11:15 Bauckage Commentary 11:25 News 11:30 Church of Christ 11;45 Musical Roundup 11:55 Market Report TUESDAY AFTEENOON 11:00 Jordanalres 12:15 News at Noon 12:30 Chuckwagon JambOK* i 12:45 Riders of UK Purple Salt 1:00 Ladies Fair 1:25 Afternoon Varletlei 2:00 Something Old 1:15 Something New 2:30 Something Borrowed 2:45 Something Blui l;00 Swing Scnlon 1:10 Tune Pkk-n Tlm» 4:00 Tuna Plck'n Tuna :30-TuiM Plek-n Tlmt 5:00 Mtrry Mailman 5:30 Songs of UM B-Bar-* 1:50 Ntwi

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