Craven Wilson Casket
, . Is Made to Order Approve* It As It It *+T * * Vegetable* Brought to His Bed' ftide tot Approval TEXARKANA, Ark., Juno 12.-(/P) Sicing the casket you are to b? buried in Is as Important as sec-ins | |he overcoat you are going to buy for next winter in the opinion of Craven Wilson, 85-j»nr-old Confcd- crate veteran, who "s ill here and stncially awaits the end. i/"« v v/v mv. itnviv.) vo(vt;i VTIIA.I bui[t , hnt Wilson conscntc( i romo y n j Bod-ridden for a long time from ihc Infirmities of nge and illness, the gray-haired warrior of the sixties, hns | just inspected the casket that WHS built of white nine to his specifications. It was brought to his bedside mid he ap- l' proved with n nod whnt he consld- jcrcd thc beauty of its lines. ; Not at all put out by the morbid , instrument ordinarily thought of with in shudder, the slim old soldier knit- ted his gray brows humorously and laughingly commanded that the cas- ! ket be left in his room. It was only after considerable argument on the had it to its »ni need It, won't I? Why shouldn't i ii iiucu iu \vuii i i: »! ny aiiuumii L |, ordcr t . oftjn now? ,, c Bllswerc€ , pe lulftnt i y w hcn asked why nc ordered ordered his casket. "When a fellow buys an overcoat, Ihc wants to "sec it, doesn't he? It's j minc nnd . lcd , o scc it Ant , scc (l j ^ .. u wns „ , |nc on too - hc n(lclcd H pud iiuu ti niii^ ,.,••, ,. . .,, » .1, MiddlcbrooK. Ark. ,, |nadc Q j whUo inc ' nnd just ns CN . iacMy like I wished it." Despite his illness, the veteran never never passes up an opportunity to recount his experiences in thc Civil Wnr in which "lie served under General Price and as a scout in Arkansas and Missouri. Missouri. He was wounded three times and bears thc scars to this day. Hc is a former Christian preacher, a poet and a singer. Hc wns born al !