The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 3, 1954 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8,1954 BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS PAGE OSCEOLA NEWS L C. B. Young Is Realizing a Long Dream, Processing Farm. Products Well! I've at last caught with L. O. B. Young and it hasn't been easy. Between cross-country conventions, executive meetings and ol course, at this season, football from Maine to Texas, the man is equal to Eisenhower. He's always just leaving town or just arriving and if you want to see him, you'd beter take your lunch with you. I've tried for a year to sneak up on him, reared baclt in his swivel chair with enough time on his hands to talk to 'lil ole me, and when I did lack up on finding him idle for once in a blue moon, we REALLY had a session. In fact, we became BO engrossed in cussing and discussing early Osceola history, his outer office had fiiled to capacity with real important-looking men waiting for him to come out from behind closed doors and by the time we called it a day, it really was. It was closing-up time and my ears are still burning from the remarks I'm sure some of the men made about, "Who does SHE think she is?" 'n-Statt Sales Spending an afternoon with the president and general manager of Osceola Foods, inc., the only margarine plant in the state of Arkansas, I picked up a lot of first hand information about B's heritage as well as getting a pretty good knowledge of what constitutes a corporation (right under our noses) that sell* its product throughout seventeen states. That's something for which Osceola should be most proud. B. Young came about it natural when he set out to help Osceola grow. That also was the idea of his great-grandfather, James Young, and his grandfather, Andrew Black Young, who pioneered this section. James Young settled here when Arkansas was a territory in 1823. He,was a native of Kentucky. When he and his wife, Elizabeth, came here he conducted a ferry and sold goods to the Indians and supplied the needs of any who passed along the banks of the Mississippi Eiver. The neatest neighbor they had "B" Young . . . from an old family, a new industry. was eight miles away. 130 Years Back The two other great-grandparents, Louisa Jane Rogers Bowen and Reece Bowen were married, when she was 16, near Osceola . She came here at the age of nine with her parents, 130 years ago. Her family were natives of Pennsylvania. Three Bowen men had come here from Virginia, Rcece, John and Charles. Their parents were John and Jennie (Crawford) Bowen. He participated in the Battle of King's Mountain during the Revolutionary War. They migrated from Virginia settling in Mississippi County near Barfield in 1828. John BOWRII, Jr., and Charles Bowen were the second and third sheriffs of Mississippi County. John served from 1836 to 1848, Charles took ofice in 1848 and served until 1862. B. has in his possession the tombstone of his great-grandmother, Louisa Jane Rogers Bowen. It camn about when their home place changed hands many, many years ogo- In those days, all families had their own burial ground on their farm and if the farm chuif«d hands the burial groundi »'«« ur ually plowed up, as w»« thla c«J«. molly of 11 Andrew B. Young, B'l gr»ndf«th er, was born north of C*ceola In 1844 and was the 10th in a family of 11 children. He received a practical education, being tutored by his parents until a "lady teacher" could be transported here from Virginia. Upon her consent to come to the wild and wooly section of ttw country, a one-room school house WHS built on the place by the father and any child who wanted to come and get a free education was permitted to do so. In 1864, Andrew Young enlisted in confederate service.and participated in numerous battles, among them were "White River" and "Austin." He started on the Missouri Raid with General Price but was taken sick and was sent home. The following year he rented a small farm and continued renting more land each year until 1811 when he bought his first land, 180 acres nprth of Osceola. In 1884 he bought 300 adjoining acres with only 20 cleared, where he set up an extensive business of stock raising, both cattle and mules. Young and Miss Julia Catherine Bowen, a daughter of Reece Bowen, were married in 1867. Six children were born to this union, Logan, Fannie, Jim and Joe, uvo died in infancy. Joe Young was the father of our "B" Young. Lor House Site An interesting thing, I think, is the beautiful home now owned by Mr. and Mrs. L. C. B. Young stands on the exact spot where once stood the log house his grandparent* lived the first year of their married life, waiting for their two-story colonial home to be built on their farm north of Osceola. Their home was a show place as is the present home of Mr. and Mrs Young. The home later fell into the hands of National Life Insurance Co. of Vermont and torn down to make room for several tenant houses. What a pity! The farm grew and grew during Andrew Young's lifetime until he owned six sections of Mississippi County's choicest farm land, Andrew Young was one of the found- Osceola Methodist ,„ *. the proposition of matching the amount raised for the lew church and would buy the ihurch bell to boot. That same old bell, which tolled for many years in the belfry of the Methodist Church in Old Town, ings out as clear today as it did then. Instead of beckoning children to Sunday School, tolling for church services and funerals, it now is general reminder that the day i :ibout to dawn on "The Village and its time for the darkies to shut fie off to the cotton patch. Mrs. Andrew Young was as zeal in organizing a church of her ers of the Church. He made TAYLOR Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Once you taste this exceptional bottling you'll give it a place of honor alongside OLD TAYLOR bonded bourbon. So ask for OLD TAYLOR 86—as light and mild as a really rare bourbon can be—and make a new friend for life! For generations, whiskey connoisseurs have loved the deep mellow flavor and character of OLD TAYLOR 100 proof bottled in bond bourbon. Now all this superb quality — this true bourbon flavor — comes to you also in lighter, milder OLD TAYLOR 86 proof OLD TAYLOR 86 IH€ OLD TAYtOR DISTIttEHY COMPANY. FRANKFOUT 1 tOUISVIttE, KENTUCKY IT'S LIGHTER • ITS MILDER IfS LOWER-PRICED STARR GAZING Daniel Bnone. frontiersman, was born on November 2, 1784. The first post office In the colonies was created on November 5, 1639. John Phillip Sousa was born on November 6, 1854. That same year on November 3. Omaha's first doctor, George L. Miller, opened his office. The first American Legion Convention was held on November 8, 1919 In Minneapolis. There are 250 known species o! thu heliotrope family. This younger generation probably never even heard of heliotrope, they, my dears, are little old fashioned lavender and white flowers your grandma sprinkled in her dresser drawer to give her lingerie a sweet, faint, fragrance. Now they use Duz. Saint Elmo is the name given belief in Osceola as was Mr. Young, talked her husband into making the same offer to help build Osceola's first Presbyterian Church- He refused to buy a bell but gave her the money to pay for half of it which was all the same difference as far as she was concerned, Three Churches Andrew Young, like his father. was interested in giving his children the best advantages he could in the education field. After joe Young finished his schooling here, he attended a military school for two years before entering the University of ICentuc- ky, where he wooed and won B's mother, who was the former Miss Nelle Crinnbliss Griffin, but not until after she had graduated from the University, which later gave her an opportunity to be a very much a part of the Osceola School system and to become one of the founders of the First Christian Church in Osceola. Very few—if any—can boast of having had three members of their Sec YOUNG on Page 10 to St. Peter Gonzalez, patron of sailors. The electricity occurring in thunder storms at the tips of ships' masts and church steeples is called "St. Elmo's Fire." A bowl of Ivy can look extra special on the dinner table by standing a lighted candle in the center. If, you bother others, .you've got nerve. If others bother you, you've got "nerves." There's been many a big man hidden under a woman's thumb nail. Halloween's Trick or Trent is just fine for the young who still believe in Santa Clans but for boys from 14 to 17 who have outgrown penny suckers and bxibble gum and have taken up cigaret smoking, I for one think something should be done about it. It ceases to be funny when you are stormed by these juvenile delinquents who knock on a door for three nights straight, holding a lighted cigaret In one hand and a bar of stmp in the other as it to say. "We'll fix you up and good unless you give." Some actually got impudent when they were told Halloween was three days off. I happened to be at a party on Thursday night when two teen-age girls became very Impudent to my hostess when she told them It was not Halloween night and she was not prepared to give them anything. Their last remark was, "If you don't give to us we'll get It anyway." This practice had better be nipped In the bud before I say, "I told you so." While this is fresh on everybody's' mind, la the time to start. You know how grown folks talk now-a-days around children and don't think for a minute they don't have big ears. For Instance, n child On the Soda/ Side... Mrs. George Doyle wns hostess to the Widows Pitch Club Thursday evening when she entertained the club nnd three extra guests. Mrs. Bob Cromer, Miss Blanche Cleere and Mrs, Bettye Nelle Starr. Upon arrival of the guests, strawberry chiffon pie and coffee were served. The Doyle home was decorated (or the party With red and pink roses and rose coined dahlias. In the games of pitch that followed, Mrs. Starr won high score wliile low score went to Mrs. V. C. Colbert. Mrs. Doyle Is not a member of the club. Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Ivy, Jr., and daughter, Charlotte, of Little Rock were weekend guests ot the Bvuce Ivy, Sr's. Charlotte will remain with her grandparents throughout this week. Jlmmie Herndon and son, Jim- I heard talking when "From Here to Eternity," was showing in town asked If she could go see. "From Here to Maternity," and why not? I never could understand why anybody would want to mess up two good foods by eating cnnta- loupe ami ice cream together. I've often doubted the fellow who cuts it and says he likes it. Bet he wouldn't eat it only among company. Looks ritzy. Tills is the time or year when you sneeze or cough, somebody In the crowd Immediately calls It an allergy. Get the best out of yourself, not ttie best of .somebody else. Oscar Wilde said ."There Is only one thing In the world worse than being talked ubout and that is NOT to be talked about." The proof of being a good citizen is that his community absorbed him as affectionately us he has absorbed it. When people start knocking their hometown, bettor watch out. mie, Jr., were fishlnff on Reelfoot Lake Sunday. Miss Bettye Spiers and Miss Sylvia Ellas, students at Ole Miss, were home for the weekend. Harry Miller, III, stationed in Illinois, spent the weekend with liis family. Dr. and Mrs. George Cone and son, George, Jr., left Monday morning for Miami, j?Ia., to spend two weeks. Dr. Cone will attend the American Dental Convention while there. On their trip down they stopped over to visit Mr. and Mrs. Harry Paulus In Milan, Term., their daughter, Shirley, who Is In Knox- ivlle. and Dr. Cone's brother, Di. Adolph Cone, In Jacksonville. Fla. They expect to arrive in Miami over the weekend and will return home on Nov. 14. Miss Judy Ashmore, who att«n(Ji school In Memphis, was home over the weekend. Among those In Memphis last week to see "The King and I,' 1 Were Mrs, Nelle Kent, Misses Marjorie Doyle and Julia Mne Morrison. Mrs. Roy Cox, Mrs. Billy Frnzier, Mrs. W. V. Alexander, Mrs. Ed Wiseman, Mrs. Frank Williams. Mrs. Tal Tongate, Mrs. Guy Driver, Mrs. J. B. Strickling, Mvs. DtwUl L:\ney, Mrs. Bvuce Ivy, Mrs. J. A. Pigg, Mrs. Ted Woods and Mrs. Bruce Colbert. Larry Hayes celebrated his third birthday Saturday by his mother, Mrs. Chester Hayes, Inviting 18 boys and girls over to their home for an afternoon of games and refreshments. The Halloween theme was carried out In decorations and favors. Elizabeth Ann Ivy and Billy Williams entertained with a picture show party Saturday afternoon followed by dancing at the Seminole Club. Eighty guests came to help Elizabeth Ann and Billy celebrate their birthdays. Hamburgers and all the trimmings were served during the afternoon. Halloween decorations were used to decorate the club room. How Gulf's new super-refined gasoline delivers thousands of extra miles of full engine power k Now-Gulf refines out the "dirty-burning tail-end" of gasolinc-the No. 1 troublemaker In high-compression engines. Result: more power-with-protcction than you've ever known! Here's proof: This spark plug'is from one of the many sets of original equipment plugs used in Gulf lest fleet cars. Though spark plugs normally need cleaning or replace- ment afler 5,000 to 10,000 miles, this plug and its mates did not need cleaning or replacement in over 15,000 miles of city and country driving with Super-Refined NO-NOX Gasoline. ( Here's proof: Instead of trying to fight harmful deposits with so-called "miracle additives"—inside your engine—Gulf believes in preventing them from forming in the first place, removes the cause—the "dirty-burning tail-end"—at the refinery. Just look at the plates in the unrctouched photo at left and see what a difference Gulf super-refining makes! What's more, besides giving your engine more complete protection, new Super-Refined Gulf NO- NOX gives you extra gas mileage in the short-trip, stop-and-go driving motorists do most... no knock, no pre-ignltlon . . . stall-proof smoothness . . . instant starts and fast, fuel-saving warm-up. COMPLETELY HEW! SUPER-REFINED New Gulf No Nox THE HIGH-EFFICIENCY GASOLINE

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