The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 1, 1936 · Page 27
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 27

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• WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 1936 Cilixens Erect Monument of Herman Davis Near Mis 1 Ionic at Manila Perpetuating the memory of Herman Davis, who was named by General Pci-shlng as the fourth 'inking American hero ot the World War, (his monument was fleeted at Davis' honie at Manila H years nfio. The tall granite shaft, which at Its base bears a life-slue statue of Davis, cost $5,000. H w ns made at Carrara, Italy, and was given by the citizens of Blytheville, asslst- fd by residents of other communities in Mississippi county. The monument was unveiled on May 30. 1925. It stands on a I'lirvc of the Herman Davis highway, also named In honor of the dead hero, nt the edge of the town of Manila. The memorial committee which sponsored the drive for funds with which to erect the monument was composed of Mrs. NfniTln Robinson, chairman; Mvs. J. w. Under, secretary; Mrs. S. S. Sternberg, treasurer; T. J. Malitm. Dr. "It. S. Davis. Kenneth Rayner, W. W. Shaver, then of Manila, ami Lyinnn Semmcs of Osccola. Before the war Davis was a hunter and lltnbcnnan. He enlisted in I9n and served in Center Sector, Haiitc-Alsace, France, during the summer of 1018 and in the Meuse-ArBomie offensive for a part of October of that year. It was (hiring this offensive that Ills extraordinary heroism in action at Molleville Farm, France, on October ID, resulted In Ills being awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. On duty as company runner he was accompanying the left assault Platoon of his company during the advance through the woods when it was fired upon by an rnemy machine gun. As soon as 'he gun opened fire members of the platoon scattered and attempted lo flank the gun, but. Private Davis pushed on ahead, being the first lo reach the nest, attacked it single-handed and killed four enemy gunners. This gallant act enabled his platoon to continue the advance. This deed is said to have been nearly impossible on account of Ihe heavily entrenched position of the gun. In addition to the American government's award of the Distinguished "service Crass Herman Davis Monument- at Manila BLYTHEVILLE, t (ARK.) .COURIER NEWS PROFIT IN SHEEP \ SECTION C PAGE 3- Dr. F. L Husband Is Building Flock on Farm West of Big Lake An Interesting experiment in diversified running has proved profit able to Dr. P. L. Husband, sur- Eeon in charge of (fie local hospital, who operates u 500 acre farm west of Bin Lake, The experiment Is sheep raising. Five years ago Dr. Husband decided lo bus 1 a few sheep nnd pasture Ilicm in the nig Lake bottoms, Starling with less than a dozen ewes and a ram, all of the Southdown breed, lie has not only reiilixed a nice pvollt from the sale of lambs and wool bin lias succeeded ' in doubling (lie size of his Hock each year until lie iioH- has SO head. The sheep are shea'cd each year In April and produce enough wool to pay the cost of wintering tlicm. The wool brings nil average of nboui 20 cents per pound, and no effort lias been miule yet lo Improve Hie quality of the wool, which would command a higher price. Tims far Or. Husband lias icen satisfied with UK returns 'ram the flock and for the next, •car or two will attempt to build ip the size of his herd lo at cast 200 or 300 sheep. This year his ilock produced about 40 lambs, which will be jrar.ed thlc summer, (aliened In lie fall and sold. A good spring amb will bring about $9 or $10, and there Is a ready local mar- feet. Several generally accepted deas against raising sheep in this country have been disproved by Dr. Husband. One Is that sheep will not fure well In swamps and lowlands. He pointed ou'/ that he had lost only four sheep in the last three years, and that. Uvo or three of these had been accidentally killed. Another Idea he has proved false Is that sheep and cattle cannot be successfully pastured together. Dr. Husband finds that sheep do well when pastured with cattle, that they destroy weeds untouched by the otliei animals and that they ave unusually gentle and easy to handle In the winter they thrive on soybean hay and are also especially fond of millet, but will cat, any other feed. They ca'n easily be Dyess Colony Has Largest 4-1! Club In United States __ % Benedict Arnold betrayed Ids country and died In disgrace. There Is a farm boy In Mississippi paslnrcd along dltc;i hniiim and held only will) light barrier as they are not bad fence breakers. Dr. Husband has also found Unit nboi:l 20 acres of BOCK! paslmv In sufficient for :i Ilock of 100 sheep. connly whoso name suggests the memory of the Rcvohiltotmry VVnr liallor, but who In all other respects Is aulle different. The boy Is Arnold Benedict, mid as president of the Dycss 411 club, the largest In the United Stales, he has already attracted the atlciillon of Mis. Franklin D. lioosevclt, who recently visited Ihe community founded by the laic W. It. Dycss nml whose conversation wilh young liencdlet was later recalled by the "first lady" at a meeting of club women at Hoi Springs. "1 would like lo lell you that I felt honored Id visit the larg- est 4-H club in the United States yesterday tit Dyess. The president.. of the club, Arnold Benedict, »3s^ so enthusiastic about his x'orV lhal I wanted to do without supper so I could talk with hhn longer," Mrs. Roosevelt sold. ' The Dyess club lias 165 active members, all sons and daughters of colony residents. The 4-H,clutj members meet every monlh In Ihe community club house, " Davis iras decorated by the French pita! in Memphis January 5 1923 He li-um, aim me uni biar. ; Taylor, Jim Sallba, George Mutr .dUjd at the Veteran's lios-jami C. J. Little, n committee rep- resenting the Herman Davis post Veterans of Foreign Wars, ns they "irundrcd-mllc-an-lioiir" trains,, are not new. t/ocomotlve No. 999 of the New York Central hauled the Empire stale Express at a speed of 112 miles an hour In 1893. Nunn Provision Company Wholesale Packing House Products and Produce Blytheville, Arkansas Telephone Oil! - ],. 1). 180!) Cherry & Ittiilroad Sis. paid tribute to the hero on Decoration Day. Ask for PENY-SAVR The Bread That Pays Dividends! Sold By All Grocers We Give You Every llth Loaf FREE! Just clip the PENY-SAVR Coupon from each wrapper, take 10 to your grocer and he will give you another loaf of bread free. Or they may be spent as money anywhere anytime as advertised. FOR THE PERFECT PTTTEREG ENERG Y-GIVING ««w FOOD ASK FOR BREAD Blytheville Baking Co, "There Is No Substitute For Quality" ,].. i HUBBARD HARDWARE CO. Founded 1919 In the Centennial Celebration Hubbard Hardware Company is a comparatively new concern - - - but in tbe 17 yea is it lias been serving its customers in the northern section of Mississippi comity, it lias established a reputation for reliable dealings and dependable merchandise ... a reputation which it jealously guards and i of which it is sincerely proud. The largest and most complete stock of Hardware and Automotive Equipment and Accessories in Northeast Arkansas. Both Departments Are Offering the Following Standard Lines of Merchandise which Have a Reputation of Quality. Hardware Dept. Majestic Ranges Kitchen Kook Gas Pressure Ranges Nesco Oil Ranges Goldsmith Sport Equipment Moore's Heaters - Ranges Duro Woodworking Machinery Hunter Electric Fans Wcarcver Aluminum Ware Alladin Kerosene Lamps Goodrich Mechanical Rubber Goods Apex Washing Machines Deniing Water Systems Pittsburgh Paint Products Automotive Dept. Seiberling Tires - Tubes A. C. Spark Plugs Pedrick Piston Rings Dclco Radios Gales Fan Belts Standard Ignition New Departure Bearings Atlas Replacement Parts National Union Radio Tubes Fitzgerald Gaskets Thompson Products - , I

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