The Corpus Christi Caller-Times from Corpus Christi, Texas on August 12, 1951 · Page 47
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The Corpus Christi Caller-Times from Corpus Christi, Texas · Page 47

Corpus Christi, Texas
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Sunday, August 12, 1951
Page 47
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EAILROAD ENGINEER FOR 46 YEARS.. --John Mew, above, 1322 Van Loan, became an engineer here in 1906. Born within a block of the railroad, it just didn't ever occur to him to want to be anything else, he says. Now a ranch owner and financially independent, Mew's love for railroads still hasn't faded after 46'years. NEWS AND FEATURES i CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS, SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 1951 SECTION B FARM RANCH: 5 OIL NEWS: t, 7 AMUSEMENTS: 8, 9 BIG LEAGUE VETERAN --Joe Berry, above, is one of the newest members of the Corpus Christ! Aces. A pitcher, Berry hurled no-hitters in both the Texas and Pacific Coast Leagues, and has played in the major leagues with Detroit, Chicago, and Cleveland. Joe, too, chose his profession at an early age, and entered professional baseball at 19. P R O U D TO BE A RANGER -- Texas Ranger Wiley Williamson, above, is 'mighty proud to be a Ranger' and doesn't care who knows it. As a boy, he wanted to be a Ranger simply because 'that's as high as you can go.' Williamson's father was a deputy, constable and city marshal, so it seemed only natural that his son should enter the law enforcement field. Shown above in his radio-equipped car, Williamson still occasionally uses his horse to track down law-breakers. DREAMS OF YOUTH When I Grow Up I'm Gonna Be-- By BRUCE PATTON There are certain jobs that hold a strong appeal for small boys-like being a doctor, an airplane pilot, a Texas Ranger, a sailor. When small boys grow up, do they often enter the field of work that they admired so as youngsters? Do they ever regret having entered their chosen field? Nine local men, representing ocupations that appeal to youth, were interviewed. Their answers are given on this page. Most of them agreed that they had "always wanted to be" what they are now. All of them were definite in stating that they wouldn't change with anyone, A railroad engineer at retirement age and financially independent is continuing to do the job he envisioned as a boy. Even after 46 years, the enjoyment of driving a big railroad locomotive has never worn off. The lure of the sea attracted a small boy Living on the rocky coast of northern Oregon. When he grew of age, he joined the Coast Guard instead of the Merchant Marine, "because I wanted to get in on some shipwreck rescues." He managed to do just that, and today, 26 years later, he's proud of his decision. Tastes of small boys change from time to time, of course. As youngsters of a few years ago dreamed of becoming railroad engineers, today's boys longingly look at the sleek jet airplanes as they streak overhead. " What tomorrow's little boys will dream of is anybody's guess. But it seems certain that they will continue to dream. MEDICAL INTEREST BEGAN IN BOY SCOUTS--Dr. Mclver Furman, 310 Atlantic, native Corpus Christi physician, credits at least a large part of his interest in the medical field to his Boy Scout training. Dr. Furman, who still plays an important part in local Scout activities, says his"first aid training helped to spur his ambi- ftMM^u-w. .-»^ . tion to become a physician, A cousin in Fort Worth who became a doctor may have had some influence on him, Furman admits, but says that he can't remember the time when, as a boy, he wanted to become anything other than a physician. COWBOY AND FRIEND--Bill McBride, shown above with one the horses from his stable near Corpus Christi says he can't remember the time he didn't want to be a cowboy. His cowboy experience includes many famous ranches. McBride is an expert horseman, and can't resist entering rodeos over a wide Texas area. LIFE ON THE SEA FOR HIM--Chief Boatswain James Lindquist, U. S. Coast Guard, says the sea appealled to him from the time he was a small boy. He got several spankings while spending time as a small boy on the coast of northern Oregon near his home. He celebrated 26 years spent in the Coast Guard last week. A PILOT'S LIFE FOR HIM--Capt. Bill Frehse, pilot for Eastern Airlines, is mighty happy about his job, as the smile on his face indicates. As a small boy, he, like countless other youngsters, thought that a cowboy's life would b« th« perfect on« for him. But as he grew older, his thoughts strayed more to the sleek silver airliners. A pilot since 1942, Frehse is almost a constant visitor to Corpus Christi, although his wife and two youngsters live in Houston. He admits with a grin that he still occasionally mulls over the idea that life on a ranch wouldn'tbe so bad. A POLICE OFFICER FOR 30 YEARS -- Capt. N. 0. Kennedy, Sr., above, head of the patrol division of Corpus Christi Police Department, credits his occupation in part to his father, who was a deputy sheriff. With the local force for 14 years, Kennedy says he always wanted to be a 'police officer or baseball player.' 'ANYTHING BUT A FIREMAN'--Fire Chief John Carlisle, above, said that as a boy he thought he would be a cowboy, or almost anything else, 'but a fireman.' Living across-the street from the old station here, he had seen so much of them that there was little glamour left. However, as. his uniform shows, he changed his mind when he got a little older. (Staff Photos by Bruce Patton)

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