The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 29, 1954 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 29, 1954
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER, 29,1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COtflftEST JEWS PAGE flW OSCEOLA NEWS frnesf Boothe Served with First Division to Enter Korean War Today marks the 165th official anniversary of the organization ,of our Regular Army. With that in mind, it would almost be sacreli- gious not to pay tribute in some way to such an event. The Army we know now. is a far cry from it's origin when two cavemen discovered that if they teamed . up they could do better in fighting ' another caveman. Later 7 the able- bodied men of the tribe were banded together. Soon the tribesman discovered that if they picked an outstanding man as leader they could do a better job of battling, than if every individual fought by himself. When some found that by using a stick or stone, which seems elementary even to Junior in this age, he had an advantage over the men who fought with then- bare hands. Then is when they began to invent weapons. From sticks and stones came the bow and arrow then the spear and sword. Machines were invented from which by the use of twisted hide cords, heavy stones., could be thrown, on the principle of a boy's ever-loving slingshot, and these became the first artillery. * * * WHEN THE wheel was discovered, and man began to use' chariots. The next step was to fasten sword blades to them. The chariots were then driven along the enemy ranks and the soldiers cut down. Archers shooting from the moving chariots caused still greater casualties. Here was the primitive forerunner of the tank. Each new weapon brought out a new defense until today, there is nothing impossible, it seems. Our grandfathers who fought in the Civil War REALLY had. it rough. Instead of airplanes to serve as eyes of the army, the function was performed by the cavalry. Never did they dream of the jet plane, traveling faster than sound. The Army had its beginning in the Continental Army of Revolutionary days, although there was a military system in this country long before then. American troops fought on this hemisphere as part of the British Army' during the colonial period. A famous British regiment of today, the "Kings Royal Rifle Ernest Boothe felled by a flat Corps." was organized in America Continental times. This is Battery in 1755, as the 62nd and later as j D, 5th Field Artillery, tfhich came the 60th, "Royal American Regiment on Foot." ONLY ONE unit of the regular into -being as Captain Alexander Hamilton's Company of Artillery. With occasions coming up such as this historical day, one can't help have come about since those two cavemen got together and fought for what they wanted, right on down to our latest conflict, the Korean situation. , Ernest Boothe, South Mississippi County's first young man to go to Korea, was with the medical company, 195th Infantryman Regiment, 24th Division, which was the first division to enter combat in Korea. According to Uncle Sam, the division was fighting a "delaying action," until other troops got there. Ernest said'he hated to dispute Uncle Sam, but it didn't look that way to him. Leaving Ft. Worden, Washington, after 20 months of amphibious training with the engineers, aboard the USS Hase (or Hayes) on Feb. 28, 1950, Ernest landed in Japan in mid-March and was assigned to his division headquarters at Kokura. HIS REGIMENT was in reserve while the two other regiments were on the'front lines. Being put in the medical- corps, Ernest had it, lucky. According to his version, .he was, never any close to the front lines than a half mile and being on top of a hill most of the time. Looking down a hill for a half mile, you can almost tell the color of the enemy's eyes. ; Ernest really,wanted photography when he enlisted after graduating from Osceola High School at 18, but when he asked for it when he took his basic training, he was told the Army wasn't running a school oi photography. He was afraid to ask for second choice he told the "head man," I'll takVanything," so he was put in the medics and stayed there for his'duration. There is no wonder tTncle Sam likes 'em young; for example, when STARR GAZING Just one more day left in this month and then my favorite month, which brings to mind Edgar A. Guest's poem on "October." Maybe you'll like its warmth, too. "Days are getiin' shorter an' the air a keener snap: "Apples now are droppin' into Mother Nature's lap: "The mist at dusk is risin' over valley, marsh an' fen "An' it's just as plain as sunshine, winter's comin' on again. "The turkey's now are struttin' round the old farm house once more: "They are done with all their nestin' and their hatchin' days are o'er: Sept. 30, 1939. On tke Social Side.. Do you know that Japan with a population of 85,500,000 is no big- eer than the state of Montana and Blytheviile's Dick'Watson's birthday was the inspiration for a fam- j ily reunion dinner Sunday at the i home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. ST., and Sonny Prewitt, Th* Rer. T. C. Henderson, R. C.Bryan and' Billie Beall. Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Colemaa j S W. Watson, Sr., at their home in j spent the week end in Payefctcvillc, | Reiser. Attending the event -was! Ark, that Italy 46,888,000 is smaller than Mexico in square miles? >n of New i Mrs. Watson and their daughter i Celia, Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Watson Mr. and Mrs. Dick Prewitt and children were fair visitors in Mem- Men never learn all there is to learn about women, but they have a lot of fun trying. Short visits make longer-lasting friends. Diplomacy is to do and say the nastiest thing in the nicest way. It's a funny thing, but it's alder for the silo ? . . , the farmer's cuttin' iod-j wa y s morning some place in the - • high made the grade, he was" told he would have two weeks to straighten up his business. Having graduated from" high school the month before he hadn't even thought -of-his,future. He told the officer, "I don't have any bus- "An 1 he's frettin' an' coniplainin' cause the corn's a bit too dry, "'But the air is mighty peaceful an' the scene is good to see, "An' there's soniethin' in October that stirs deep inside o' me: "An' I just can't help believin' in a God above us when "Everything is ripe for harvest an' the frost is back again." i world. The covetous man is always in want. Rascals are always sociable and the chief sign that a man has any nobility in his character is the little pleasure he takes in others' company. and son, Charles Alden., of Mem- i phis Sunday. iphis. Mr. and Mrs. V. E. Harian. j Dr. and Mrs. L. D. Massey, | son, Dowell, and daughter, Carolyn, j Ann Massey and Joe Peterson wer» j Mr. and Mrs. Paul Anabel and chil- ! in Memphis Saturday to- meet Roy dren, Jeannie and William, Mr. and ) Rogers and Dale Evans. Miss Evan* Mrs. E. W. Watson, Jr., and Mrs. 'is a niece of Mrs. Massey. Mrs. Hill- W. I,. Anchin. , j man Smith of Italy, Tex., mother Among tnose in Memphis Satur- ' of Mi ss Evans, met the group and day for the football games were ! returned home with the Massey'r Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bowies, Mr. j f °r a visit. and Mrs. Monroe. Maxwell. Mr. | Mrs. Natalia King of Memphis ( and Mrs. Bob Gillespie, Mr. and i spent the week -end with Mrs. Tom- j Mrs. Bobby Dyess, Mr. and Mrs. ; mie Florida, who is ill at her home Leroy Chvens, Mr. and Mrs. Ray j on Highwav 61 north. Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Chisen-| S. W. Bowker, manager of Swift hall, Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Radcliif j Furniture Company, was operated. Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Thomas, Mr ion this morning , at the Kennedy and Airs. Dewey Neely, Mr. and i Hospital in Memphis. He is in Ward' Mrs. Revo Jones, Nathan Prewitt, ' 5-3. If you haven't made doughnuts out of canned biscuits you've missed a real treat, and where can you buy 10 doughnuts for 10 cents? Cut small hole in center (I use a thimble) fry in deep fat, watch that fat and don't let it burn. After well browned, I use a paper sack with sugar and cinnamon in it to shake the doughnuts around in to distribute evenly. Takes about five minutes from the time the grease gets hot until you're smacking your lips over them. Try them. iness, let's go," and with that he true. was on his way to Ft. Ord;'.; Calif.,, the next day. / Dictionaries are like watches; the worst of them is better than none at all and the best of them cannot be expected to go quite Ernest's promotions came pretty fast. After his basic, he donned the private's uniform, and for an eighteen, he felt pretty important. He really hadn't studied about rank in school. He wrote his parents of his "promotion"' and they got a big kick out of'it. He was made private first class "before going to Japan and when he got to Korea he stepped up as Corporal.. He really began to feel important even though he wasn't told that was the lowest noncommissioned officer in the Army, not to him did it- seem small..In November of the next year, he was eligible to become a sergeant, but being only 20 years old he was made to wait on his I Some people have a mind about ) as narrow as the neck of a vinegar-cruet and if you ever tried to clean one, the cruet, you know that's pretty narrow. army of today has existed since but think of the many changes that King Cotton Days Thursday - Friday - Saturday Ernest said, all the men were sergeants and he 'didn't have to Plato said he had never known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning. Remember Plato said it, so don't blame me. Frances Willard, founder of the WCTU, was born Sept. 28, 1839. There is a memorial statue of her hi the'capital at Washington, D. C. The first football telecast, (Fordham 34, Waynesburg 7), occurred ish rabbi deliver a Christmas sermon with guns firing all around, you forget the creed you cut your, teeth on and the stars that shine i Box Office Opens 6:45 Show Starts 7:00 p.m. Admission 15c & 35c At All Times WED.. &-yHURS. Double Feature DOROTHY McGUIRE ROBERT YOUNG HERBERT MARSHALL fnchanted Cottage InitM IT MM cswirHl • Si«n»i«; i> ««»in IHE£» mt icintR i. •mi£«K-r™*«n »r uuin mitit —AND— ANNE BAXTER^? promotion until February. By then, -overhead for you are just as bright to your buddy sitting next to you, regardless of his color or creed as handle men almost old enough to j they are for you, a Methodist. be his dad. Ernest spent his first Christmas away from his family that year and it will be one to be remembered. Like all boys who had that ONE THING, too, is pretty certain: you aren't going to be any warmer or any drier than the next fellow, nor will you get more sleep, experience, he can remember that j after you become accustomed to clearer than any phase of his rolling up in your sleeping bag and Army career. Ernest was brought up by religious parents and had never known anything but to attend Sunday School and church in the Methodist Church. But "over there," all denominations are the same. 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