The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 10, 1954 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 10, 1954
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER, 10, 1954 -BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIVB OSCEOLA NEWS n& tarr Charles Wright: Another Veteran Worth Remembering Tomorrow By BETTYE NELLE STARR Courier News Correspondent As we pause tomorrow morning »t 11:00 with bowed heads for a period of silence commemorating the 36th anniversary of Armistice Day, let's not iorget the men who are in veterans hospitals nor those who are spending their lives, such as Charles Wright, in a wheel chair, from the after effects of war. This brave young man, in his very early 30's suffering from multiple sclerosis and cancer, said he has learned to accept his lot and if it wasn't for his young wife's love and encouragement he would be a lot worse than he is now. Heaven forbid. If those who are so greedy for material things to cause wars could visit the victims of their desire for world powers, there would be no wars, ever. Charles has very little vision left, which is caused from his infirmities and said he could put up with any and all of his aiments if he only could while away the long ' hours by watching television. Having been interested in all sports during his high school years at Shawnee and playing on the school basketball team, he misses not being able to see the various sports shown on television, but his radio is a life saver, he quickly added. From Whitton Charles and his loyal little wife, who is. the former Miss Margaret Mooring, were born and grew up in the small community of Whitton, west of Joiner. Her ancestors settled in that community long before the Civil War. She has cousins by the dozent living there now and she still calls | quakes, it home. Families that make up the! " « said in no part of Europe Charles Wright ... a shred of hope for a veteran. populance are all related, the Deans, the Bullards, the McClendons and the Moorings. will a person see such remarkable contrasts as in this land of ice and fire. Charles' family were neighbors,. In 1940, after 1,000 years of but not related, which was quite a rarity around that section. After his . graduation from Shawnee in 1940, he went to work in his brother's store, Wright's Grocery, the only store in Whitton, later buying the store by trading his part in their home place to his brother, W. E. Wright. Margaret, being four years younger, grew up with Charles but he looked on her as his best friend's kid sister. You know how those stories always end. When she reached 16 the two eloped all the way to Marked Tree and were married on May 13, 1942. On November 9, Charles went into service, leaving Margaret with her folks until he returned. To Iceland He took his basic training at Fort Benning, Ga., from there to Fort Jackson, S. C., for more training and more hiking, . then to Camp Meade where four days later he was shipped to Iceland (on August 13, 1943). The climate was ideal and the long daylight hours was wonderful. In the six months he was there doing guard duty, store keeping, telephone operating and acting as the Big Brass' bartender, he had enough hours to explore the storybook country with Scandinavian names ot towns only a native of the island could pronounce. A lot of people have the idea, Charles said, that it is the cold of the country which makes part of it uninhabitable but believe it or not it's the fire of its volcanoes, its fountains of steam and its earth- JAYMrtWtabkts /aummm* (Yoo may bnc than and not know it) Fidgeting, nose-picking and a tormenting rectal itch ate often telltale signs of Pin-Worms...ugly parasites that medical experts say Infest one out of every three persons examined. Entire families mar be victims &nd not know it To get rid of Pin-Worms, these pests must not only be killed, but killed In the large intestine where they live and multiply. That's ex- »cdy what Jijne'oP-W tablet* do ... and here's how they do it: first—A scientific coaling carries the tablets into the bowels before they dissolve. Then - Jayne'a modern, medically- approved ingredient ROCS right to work—Aitt* Fin-Worms Quickly and easily. Don't take chances with this dangerous, highly contagious condition. At the first sign of Pin- Worms, ftslc your druggist for genuine Jayne's P-W Vermifuge... the small, easy-to-take tablets perfected by famous Dr. D. Jayne A Son, specialists in worm remedies forever 100 years. HESTER'S BEST GRADE 10 00 P«r TON L (Plus Ti* an Z Totu or Morel S. Highway 61 Phone POplar 3-3186 peace, British troops were sent to protect Iceland from German Invasion. Because the island^became strategically important In keeping open United Nations supply lines, American troops were sent there in July 1940 and a base was established at Reykjavik (I hope I spelled It correctly. Charles was with the 28th Infantry Regiment, which he said wns more or less, chKirborne," but I know he was only being modest. Even though he was never on the frontl ines, his outfit trailed the First Army nnd acted as guards over prisoners and guarded the buildings and supplies. Then To England Leaving Iceland, where you would expect an old Southern boy to freeze to death. Charles' outfit went to South Hampton. England, where a real winter was waiting for them and Iceland was equal to Palm Beach, Fla., compared to South Hampton. After a year in England the 29th Regiment was sent to France, arriving there in October 1943. In Army language, Charles, was promoted from Pfc. to "Lance Jack," or more familiar to folks like me, Corporal. He was given Job as company clerk. His job was to take care of the payrolls of the 196 m^n in his company, sign them up for bonds and insurance. ' In the late summer of '44, Qharles' outfit landed in southern Prance and was sent to Paris after its liberation and those three months in Paris, according to Charles, was the only time he enjoyed his military stay with his Uncle. It was during his stay in Paris that he first realized there was something wrong with him. This disease works slowly and sometimes a year or two passes without a recurrence, Charles told me. He was playing baseball on the company's team when suddenly everything looked hazy and blurred. After he was taken off the team, everything cleared up and the dizziness passed away, but every time he would take strenuous exercises he would notice the same effects. Army doctors examined and reexamined him, but none found his trouble while he was in service. Prom his stay In Paris, the 29th regiment trailed the First Army into Namur, Belgium, a city about the size of Blytheville. There came the break-through by the Germans and action took place. Seven Armies . By mid-November, there were seven Allied Armies on the western front: Canadian First and British Second, crossing the Netherlands; four United States armies, First, Third, Seventh and Ninth; crossing Prance and in Germany; and the French First Army In the South. The autumn months and early winter 'saw fierce pockets or resistance wiped out. The Germans broke through our lines pushing our On tke Social Side... Mrs. Sam Bowen of Luxora was hostess to her bridge club Thursday for a luncheon. Guests were Mrs. R. D. Mears, Mrs. Russell Bowen nnd Mrs. Nelle Invin, Mrs. T. L. Hudson won high score, Mrs. Mears, second, and Mrs. T. L. Stanford 1 won low. Mrs. Melvin Speck wns hostess to her bridge club Thursday for luncheon. Mrs. Speck was high score winner nnd Mrs, Darrell Crane won second. Mr. nnd Mrs. Ben Butler, Sr.. spent several days in Little Rock the past week and stayed over for the football game. Mrs. E. A. Hook and two sons, who have been Visiting Mrs. J. H. Hook for the past ten days, returned to their home in Murfreesboro, Tenn., where Capt. Hook is stationed with the Air Force. Mrs. Helen Cartwrlght of Memphis spent the weekend with her son, Dr. Vance Cartwrlght. Mrs. Vance Cartwrlght wns in Jackson, Tenn., over the weekend visiting relatives. Dr. Cartwright motored his mother back to Memphis and met his wife or, her return. Mr, and Mrs, Leo Schrieck, Jr. 'ere In Memphis Saturday and attended the football game. Mrs. J. J. Lusk visited her sister. Mrs, J. 0. Westbrook, in Wilson during the past week. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Shippcn were in Warren, Ark., last week where Mr. Shlppen attended the tnx assessors meeting. Dr. and Mrs. Edwin Page of Memphis visited Mrs. Page's par- close to his outfit to be comfortable. A platoon of 30 men in his outfit were taken prisoners, all Ills buddies. Two or three came back a week later and nobody asked them how they did it, but Judging from their torn uniforms it wasn't hard to guess. An Uneasy Christmas On December 16, when folks back home were doing their Christmas shopping early, General Von Run- dstedt began a desperate counter offensive. He hurled the American Armies buck deeper into Belgium, but those American boys had fire in their eyes by now and two days after Christmas, after checking the offensive our troops began to recover ground, but the former line of American advance wns not reached until sometime in January. Our boys were really burned up See WRIGHT on Page 7 ents, Mr, and Mrs. Guy Driver, i the pnst week. Mr, and Mrs. Bruce Ivy, Sr., and daughter, Elizabeth Ann, spent the weekend in Little Rock where they attended the footbftll game and vls- itod Mr. and Mrs. Ivy, Jr. Mrs. C. E. Sullenger was hostess to a luncheon at Hotel Noble in Blytheville Thursday in special compliment to Mr. and Mrs. Prank Herring of Snllsaw, Okla., who were visiting Mrs. Herring's sister, Mrs. Spencer Driver. Mrs. B. Frank Williams is a patient In Baptist Hospital, .where she underwent surgery last week. Her condition is satisfactory. Mr, and Mrs. Frank McDonald and children. Mr. and Mrs. Seymore Dulnney of Clarksdale, Miss., were Sunday guests of Mrs. McDonald's mother and sister, Mrs. George Doyle and Miss Marjorle Doyle. The three boys of Coach and Mrs. Bill Beall. Bip, Phil and Charley, were in. Memphis Monday and appeared on Story I and television program. The occasion was Bip's sixth birthday. Mrs. Frank Rhodes, recent bride of Dr. Rhodes, was complimented Friday afternoon when Mrs. Joe Rhodes. Sr., Mrs. Rhodes, Jr., and Mrs. C. M. Harwell entertained with a tea in her honor. The home of Mrs. Rhodes, Sr.. was the setting for the affair. A pink and white theme was carried out in the dining room. Elsewhere about the house, white wicker baskets filled with white mums were in evidence. Centering the tea table was cascade arrangement of pink car- imtions and white stock. The same flowers were used to decorate the buffet in the dining room and on tables in the living room. The honoree nud those in the receiving line wore corsages at their shoulder. Mrs. Catherine Reilly and Miss Florence Nichols of Peoria, 'ill., spent several days of last week with Mrs, Madeline Campbell. On Wednesday Mrs. John W. Ed- ringion complimented her sister's guests with a dessert-canasta party. The guests were presented gifts in milk glass by Mrs. Edvington and in the games of canasta, Mrs. Harry Driver wns high score winner nnd Mrs, Sam Coble won bridge, Early autumn flowers and foliage were used to decorate the Bdrlng ton home. undoubted Queen of Glamour turns her brilliant talent to Hair Cosmetics.... here are the lights and the music and the magic for the most beautiful hair in the world.... All Yours ncnt Color . Color Shampoos . Sprays . .. Ugh loners . . . Sparklers . .. Rinsei. . . and a Wonderful, Wonderful Wave Lilly Dache hair cosmetics for the first time anywhere at ROTHROCK'S I see where parsnips arc t good my. That isn't the way for parsnip growers to sell their surplus. They should advertise that they are scarce and are being rationed, every housewife in the country would rush out and buy out the STARR GAZING | why can't something besides parsnips be plentiful, for instance, i two-inch juicy T-bone steak, 'r sumpin' like that. There is a town in Iowa by the name of Correctionville. That's ft strange one. I've always heard [here was only one town In the United States by the name of Manila. That's all wrong, there i* t Manilla, Iowa, with a population of over a thousand, A good one to have your Christmas cards mailed from is What Cheer, la., a town about the size of Wilson, If the postal authorities wanted to be funny, a question mark would do it. imagine admitting you were from Vinegar Bend, Ala. Show Low, Ariz., is a good old wild west name. The town of Hustler, Wise., with only a population of 167 needs to change its name. Imagine towns in Washington with the postmarks, "Ruff, Wash.," "Satsopi, Wash.," "Turn turn, Wash." Try stuffing dates with ci'Unchy pennut butter, and roll in sugiir. Keep Junior out of the way until the company has been served. This winter when you're wanting something: to do why not make n sampler? Use your own imagina- tion in the designs. new piece of material, either linen ov sill; will last longer, but If you want to use a cherished piece 01 material that has been in ihe family lor a long time, use it. You probably won't be around long enough for It to wear out anyway. Use your motto in th» center and do that first, then arrange your designs around that. Don't forget to sign it and data it. That's very important. Get a professional to frame it for you. Won't cost very much more than a picture frame you might pick up In the dime store and will certainly make a more attractive sampler to, hand down to your chll- lun's chilluns. The abdication of Wilhelm n of Germany occurred on November $, 1818. The first child of Old Oregon settlers was born on this day in 1819. Pearl Harbor, was selected as naval base on November 11, 1908 and Nebraska's first newspaper, "Palladium." was published on November 14, 1854. Federal Reserve Bank system opened on November 16, 1914. "Home Sweet Home," was sung for the first time in the United States on November 12, 1823. It was a number in the New Yoik production of John Howard Payne's "Clari, the Maid of Milan," which had been brought across the Atlantic after opening nt Convent Garden on May 8, 1823. Panama hats are made from * liber jipl Japa and you'd never guess how it's pronounced. The "J" Is pronounced "H", for instance, hope hah'pah would b* correct to say. Tell Hun I Always Recommend Blue Cross- Blue Shield" BLUE CROSS- BLUE SHIELD Doctors and hospital people everywhere will tell you there is no better protection than Blue Cross Blue Shield. Ask them and enroll now! MAIL COUPON TODAY BLUE CROSS, BLU€ SHIELD, 1210 Mom St., Little Rock, Artc. PteMe >end me without obligation, eow- j>tat« details of your Non-profit Hospltal- Izatlon and Surgical Benefits Plan. 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