The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 13, 1954 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, October 13, 1954
Page 12
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PAOB TWBLTH BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NBWI WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER II, 19B4 News of Men In the Service Now «rving with the 7th Infantry in Korea Is Pvt. Onlal Pearson, whose wife, Lavern, lives at 1712 West Main. A rifleman In Company F of the 32nd Regiment. Pvt. Pearson is the son of Melton Pearson of Delano, Calif. He entered the Army in DPC. 1952 and has been in Korea since last August. Pvt, Alex Heard of Blythevillc Is now completing a course ai the Southeastern Signal School at Camp Gordon, Gfl. On graduation he will be assigned to an active unit of the Army. Capt. Melvin H. Neichbovs, son of Mrs. Delia Neighbors of 1-each- ville, recently arrived in Alaska for duty at Port Richardson. Entering the Army in 1042, he was previously stationed at. Ft.+ in Korea ns well as providing re- Bragg, N. C., and served in Europe! licinus aid and services for sol- PROMOTKD — Hecontly promoted to the rank of first lieutenant while serving h. Korea Is Thomas L. Stanford, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Stanford of Luxoni. Arriving in Korea last March, he is .serving with the 34th Infantry of the 24th Division. during World War 11 and in Korea His wife. Norris, formerly nf Monette, is with him in Alaska. Lt. Billy R. Nunnelee has arrived at Camp Rucker. Ala., as an instructor with the Army Aviation School which is moving installations from Ft. Sill. Okla. His wife, the former Miss Mnry Frances Gaines of Blythevitlf, and three children are now residing in BIytheville. Two BIytheville Army men have recently graduated from the jumpmaster's school at Ft. Campbell. Ky, They are Pvt. William E. Simpson, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Simpson of 632 South Lake; Cpl. Floyd M. Tate. Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd M. Tate of Blythcvtllc, Route 1. Both men are serving with Medical Company of the 511th Airborne Infantry Regiment of the llth Airborne Division stationed at Ft. Campbell. dim in the port command. Charles B Raker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Emile Bakor of KennftL, Mo., recently w;i.s promoted to .sergeant while serving ai F[. Carson, Col,, with the 8th Infanli-r Division. A supply clerk in the 45lh Field Artillery HII Million's Service Buttery, lit; .served at Camp Atttirbury, Jnd., until last Jitmmry. He entered the Army in January 1053. , M/Sgt. Alfred C. Petty, .son of Mr. 1 and Mrs. Sam Petty of Burdftttc, I hits nrrivetl in Japan for duty with ' Marine Air Wing Service Group's j 17th Repair Squadron. Group 17, a unit of the 1st Marine Aircraft Winy, Is headquartered nt the Itmi Air Base in Southern Honshu Island. FINISHES JUMP SCHOOL — Pvt. James N. Clayton, son of Mrs. Elemer Kemper of BIythe- ville, is shown H bove prepa red for his fifth and last parachute jump with the 82nd Airborne Division at Ft. Bnitfg, N. C., which marked the end of his paratrooper tminintf. He is an automatic riflr-inan with Company K of the 504th Infantry Regiment. IN KOKKA — Cpl. L, E. King, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elvin L. Kintc of Lepjinto. is a wireman with the 3rd Battalion of the 5th Marine Regiment in Korea. Capt. Ernest H. Blackford, wife and daughter live at 345 North Broadway, recently was named Protestant chaplain for the Army's 7th Transportation Port Command at Pusan, Korea. His duties inalude establishing contact between the port church agencies administering relief aid Recently transferred to the 25th Infantry Division, which it; leaving Korea for Schofiek! Barracks, Hawaii, is Sst. Prod H. Potts, .son of Mr. and Mrs. Byron Potts of Luxorn. He nrrlvcd In the Par Etist last February. Recently promoted to corporal while stationed nt Fort Sill, OkJn., is George C. Stiinforcl, .son of Mr. and Mrs. T. L. SUtnfnrd of Luxoni. He is b:itt.t'ry clerk for Headquarters and Headquarters Battery of 77th Field Artillery. IN SPECIALIST SCHOOL — A/B Donald P. Hodges, whose wife lives nt 320 North Sixth in BlyLhevllIc, is now utlcuctlug n supply special 1st school nt Warren Air Fol'ce, Wyo. RKCKIVKS WINGS — Lt. Harold E. Burgeson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Burgeson of Blythe- vllle, has received his wings after graduating from basic jet pilot school at Bryan Air Force, Tex. He entered pilot training in 1053 and attended rlmary pilot training nt Stallings Air Base, N C. _—. Date nnd place of the birth of John Altlen, the Mayflower Pilgrim, are not known. TEACHNIG (Continued from P««c Three) the memories of Flavla's child And I saw with my own eye tho little footless shouting do Flavia brought out to show me, Early Start Beinjt the youngest of the si children, when the one next to he became school age, Flavia crie to «o, too. She was only four bu in country schools they were ways Kind to have all the childre they could get to fill up the seat and n«e didnt' matter. They lived two miles from th "County-Line School" where sb attended for the first time. The mother prepared a lunc, basket and the oldest boy walkei In front and carried It and o course, he could take bigger step ;uid walk faster and poor Ifttl Flavia had to run most of the tw miles to "keep up." She knew she couldn't go t .school unless he did. She learne her ABC's nnd thought she had a, the schooling she needed so sh decided to stay home and let he mother, who had been a schoo teacher before her marriage, teac, I ier, Church At Three Flavin's knowledge of her firs time to attend church service wa the time she was three years old Church was hel din the Countylin School. Her mother sang in the cho! and her father would always brini his mother's melodeon to churci to play for the services. On thi well-remembered Sunday when th preacher was praying Flavia san£ out, "Three little Negroes lyini in bed, one turned over and th> other one said, etc., etc." Tliat also was the first spankin .she remembered. Both of her par ents were musicians of renown Her fnther composed music. The Mississippi Walt/, nnd Thi Hernando Waltz were two he hai published. When company came tc call, the two nlways entertainei by playing duets while two of the larger children held a lamp an one .stood ready to turn the music By the time Flavia was nine years old, her family moved tc Collierville, Tenn., and she enterec the fourth grade, the following year she began her music career At the age of 12 she studied un d«r her cousin in Memphis later studied under J. B. Gerbig nt the Southern Conservatory o Music in Memphis. After graduation from Colliers vlllc High School she went to Mus kogee, Okla., to tnke a busines THE VERDICT IS BEING DELIVERED Reports from Kyrfro-Mof/c* GMC owners (finch f/ie all-around superiority of "/fyt/ra-Mof/c Haw/fag' f~- r h^ = l' n9 * drivers love *•- .-—•••"**"* ,,.».»-» ! ^ Ct oo^ s H, professional haulers. They are slashing deeply the costs of delivery operations. They are speeding schedulevs; saving time, money and trouble for owners in all kinds of businesses. These proved economics are waiting for you in light-, medium- and heavy-duty CMC's. Why don't y«t come in and see what we can do for you? 'l Tnut H*dra-Motic Drfot nont Aoi kf* provtdby morr tkan half a .^i.'.VoM milts of nit in civilian aid mMtary ptliitl*,. h fc j*M4B*W <f«fr(Mii>f M atony GMC woJWs; o£<K>*i7V at irtre cot o* Htm* tlktfi, HORNER-WILSON MOTOR COMPANY, 309 E. MAIN ST. Phon* 2-2056 Lydra-Matic* CMC's are rounding out their first two years in service. And the experiences of owners in every field of truck use seem to leave no doubt about this: "Hydra-Malic Hauling" is obsolcting the slower,harder, more costly ways oj the manual-shift trnckl Hydra-Matic GMC trucks are earning more for AM. ***W >« IMP* course, but that WM completely out ol her line. Music T«acb»r Mrs. John Edrlngton called on "Herr" Gerbig in Memphis for him to recommend a teacher who would be willing to come to Osceola and teach piano lessons. He immediately told Mrs. Edrington he had the very one for her and that is how Flavia came to Osceola In 1918. In 1920 she and Spencer Driver were married. She kept right on teaching until her daughter, "Little Flavia," came along in 1924. During her teaching career, she taught Dale Evans. (Frances Smilh> when Dale was 11 years old. The Mississippi County Music Festival was held at the Pir^t Baptist Church here in Osceola and Dale played the Second Mazurka by Benjamin Godard and her beaming music teacher was never any prouder than she was of that little blonde haired girl who was later to become world-famous, Flavia played the piano for morning services at the Methodist Church for ten years before the pipe organ was installed and for more year: than she can remember for the night services. More Than One Job Playing the piano for church involves more than just playing for the services. There are funerals, weddings, special occasions, like Christmas programs, and Easter Services. All in all. to be a pianist at church, it takes somebody like Flavia, who after 23 years says: | "I have loved every minute of It and as Jon? as I am able to go, I'll be right there every Sunday morning playing "Jesus Loves Me," Hawaiian ljiy Lobster* loosters havt been found 12,000 miles away along the coast of South Africa. 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