The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 1, 1953 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 1, 1953
Page 12
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PAGE TWELVE BLYTHEVU.L& (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, MAT 1, ION Relatives Welcome Returnees; Home Never Seemed Sweeter INSIDE— Sub Lead (TA26) Relatives Welcoma ., 3-M By Tlie Associated 1're.w ' I?HP Rome never seemed sweeter than it does today to a group of American GIs. Lets than two weeks ago they were buried In the g loom and monotony of Communist prison camp life In Hortih Korea. " ' Today .they were being toasted In Hieir own home towns—chatting with old friends, eating favorite fbodi and Just resting up from their harrowing experiences. They were the first men to reach home after being repatriated in last week's prisoner of war exchange at Freedom Village in Korea. "It's like stepping into a new world," said Sgt. Kobert A. Lee. Lee spent more than two years In Red prison camps. He was greeted by his parents and other relatives when he arrived by plane »t Montgomery, Ala., yesterday. "He looks « t lot better than I expected," his mother said. "All he wants is some quiet and rest— h« wants to get away from all the excitement." And Lee headed for the quiet little town of Falco, Ga., where his wife and two children awaited him. In New York City, Pvt. Juan Osorlo-Melendez, 24, stepped from a plane and rushed into the arms of his wife, Carmen. He saw his 17-month-old son for the first time. Homemade apple pie and fishing were among the Immediate interests of Cpl. Lione Peterson, 11, of Black River Falls, Wi: A welcoming committee took him on a gala tour of his town Just after he arrived. His mother, Mrs. Edward Peterson, presented him .with an apple pie—even before he got into the house. When he crossed the Black River, his first thought, was of fishing. Said the Marine who spent half a year in a Korean prison: "Boy, it's sure good to be home." Hundreds of Tennesseeans welcomed Ffc. Robert W. Fleming, 23, back to Memphis. Among the greeters were his parents, his three sisters and his sweetheart, Dorothy Sue Malllck. He spied his mother, Mrs, Arthur Fleming Jr., first at the airport. "Oh, Mom," he cried, and there was a long tearful embrace. ' At Cleveland, O., M. Bgt. Ned M. Kelley tearfully rushed into tile arms of his wife, Ruth, and their son, Jackie, 4. Then he hugged his mother, Mrs. Sylvia Kelley and his three sisters. Kelley, who Is from Ashland, O., lost the sight of his right eye In Korea and also suffered a leg wound. Cpl. Willie J. Patrick met his family in a tearful reunion on a back country road near Hillemann. Ark. The corporal and his father, Willie W. Patrick, too choked with emotion to speak at first, em braced In the middle of the road. Then there were hugs and kisses from his mother and sister. After the reunion, they entered the family car and drove to their rice and cotton farm. Patrick was a prisoner 28 months. He was wounded in the arm and lost five toes from frost bite. At Boston, a huge crowd was on hand for the arrival of Cpl. Donald Legay, of Leomlnster, Mass., a prisoner for 29 months. But his eyes were on only a small group—his family. He dashed into the arms of his mother, Mrs. Walter Legay, as she cried out, "Donald, oh Donald." The soldier's left arm -is stiff from wounds the Communists didn't treat until his last four months In prison. Hogansville, Ga., has a population of only 3,800 but a crowd of 2,000 assembled to welcome home Pvt. Robert F. Philpott. Said Mayor Bill Crawford: "This should be an occasion for our rededlcation to the cause of freedom for which you have made such a sacrifice." Philpott, who is down to 108 rounds from his normal 145, told ;he crowd: " The Lord had to be with my body because my feet didn't take me on some of those roads I walked on." He said he did a lot of praying during his 18 months Imprisonment. There was hardly a dry eye in the crowd, when he finished speaking. Rancher Guilty Of Killing Woman He Called'Witch' PHOENIX, Ariz. MPJ—An Arizona rancher was convicted of second degree murder by a Jury last night for killing a woman he claimed had practiced witchcraft. Joe S. S Chavez, 45, faces a penalty of 10 years to life in prison. Chavez was accused of shooting Mrs. Maria Estrella Miranda, 41, In her home near the tiny Yaqiil Indian village of Guadalupe, south of Phoenix, last Sept. 12, The week-long trial brought out a strange tale of belief in witchcraft by many of Mrs. Miranda's neighbors, and equally strong denials from a few friends. A confession Chavez purportedly signed and Introduced by the prosecution, quoted Chavez as saying he had shot the woman because she placed a curse on his wife and caused her to go blind. Six women who lived near the Miranda home testified she was a witch who could cast evil spells on those she disliked. WILSON NEWS By Mrs. B. F. BoylM TO APPEAR HERE — Jo Ann Trleschman (right), daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Trieschmaijn of BIytheville, is shown above with two other members of the cast of "Trial by jury," a one-act operetta , which will be presented at the BIytheville High School Auditorium May 5 as part of a program to be giv.en by the Vesper Choir and Sinfoniet- ta of Mississippi Southern College of Hattiesburg, Miss. The program will begin at 8 p.m. Inauguration Of Air Mail Service Observed WASHINGTON W)—Eastern Airlines turned back the pages of history 25 years today to re-enact the nauguration of regular airmail service from Hew York and Atlanta ,o the nation's capital. The airline, with official permission, arranged for one of its pioneer pilots, Capt. Eugene R.^Brown, to ~ an old Pltcairn mailwing along he 792-mile airmail route linking Atlanta, Washington, Philadelphia and New York. Brown took off from Atlanta,In a similar plane May 1, 1928. Scouts Attend Camporee Scoutmasters Raymond Pate and Wayne Mackey, Committeeman C. D. Smith, and 19 members of the Luxora Troop attended the cam- poree at Walcott State Park last weekend. The Luxora troopers placed second on camping activity contests among five other Mississippi County troops. Play Cast Feted Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Driver entertained members of the Senior play cast with a refreshment party at their home following dress rehearsal practice Thursday night. Fords Entertain Mr. and Mrs. John Ford entertained members of their Canasta Club Saturday night with a dinner party at their home. Mrs. I M. Castlio and A. B. Rozelle were prize winners in the games following. MYF Holds Social The Methodist Youth Fellowship held a hayride Wednesday night, followed by a picnic supper on the river levee. Twenty members attended the event, chaperoned by COME EVERY NIGHT! At 7:30 p.m. — through May 10th J. H. MELTON A SPECI Be One of 701 In Sunday School At 9:45 May 3. Be One of 1001 In Sunday School At 9:45 May 10 EYE1Y NiGKT! May 4-Fomily Night-" A House With A Home Inside" May 5-Blue Ribbon Night-"Are You Washed in the Blood" May 6-Khoki and Print Night-"A Highbrow of the Mourners Bench' May 7-Men / s Night-"The Ten Plagues of BIytheville" May 8-Youth Night-"Casey at the Bat" May 9-Sunday School Night-"The Greatest Known Home" May 10-UNUSUAL MOTHERS DAY SERVICES CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH 16th & Chickasawba "Where fveryfcody Is Somebody" 16th & Chickasawba THE GOSPEL AS IT IS FOR MEN AS THEY ARE! Members Expected Visitors Welcome Strangers Invited Mi's. Logan Rozelle and Mrs. Harvey Permenter. Personals W. D. Terry of Smackover was a weekend guest here of his mother, Mrs. S. B. Terry, and .sisters, Mrs. C. B. Wood, Sr., Mrs. E. T. Ballew and Mrs. J. I. Mifflin. Mrs. Charley Edwards and Mrs. J. E. Woolverton are Memphis hospital patients this week. Miss Martha Nelle Head has.been a recent houseguest of her brother, W. E. Head, Jr., and Mrs..Head, at their home in Walnut RldgV Mrs. Sue M. Brown and Orover Driver visited their sister, Mrs. S. Franklin, who is confined in a Memphis hospital Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Bob Olive and family of Hughes were recent week end guests of their parents, Mr and Mrs. J. S. Olive. Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Teaford and Mr. and Mrs. G'. C. Driver and children were Memphis Home Show visitors Sunday. Mrs. Lester Stevens and daughter, Diane, and Miss Nora Ann 'PTA Installs Installation at officers climaxed the all-day meeting of the Mississippi County Council of Parents and Teachers that was held Friday at First Baptist Church. Six schools were represented In the 41 persons attending. Judge Philip J. Deer guest speaker, talked on juvenile delinquency in Mississippi County In his talk the enormity of the problem in tthe county was brought to the attention of the rnembers. 140 youngsters, under 18 years of age,, he said, had been brought In during the three months he has served as county judge. Help, he stated, must come from the home and the school. Mrs. Ed 'Williams, of Wilson outgoing president was in charge of Alleged Leader Of German Nazi Group Freed KARLSRUHE, Germany yp>—The West German Supreme Court has freed Eborhard Hawranke, alleged leader of the illegal semi-military "Free Corps Germany," a Nazi-like group. Hawranke's released leaves In pre-trial confinement only two of the five alleged leaders arrested by federal authorities last February. All five still are subject to trial. Judge Has Eyes For Beauty, too BUFFALO, N. Y. W)—City Judge John L. Kelly proved yesterday that he has a judicious eye for pulchritude. About 75 TInlevrsity of Eaffalo students visied Kelly's court as observers — the boys sitting in the front row and the girls in the second. "Put those pretty girls up front," Kelly ordered. "Give the judge a break." Edward IV, 'of the House of York, England, was six feet three inches tall. Jackson were Memphis shopping visitors Saturday. the meeting. Mrs., J. B. Lovett gave the devotional. Mrs. John Swlhart of Leachville, gave a report of the state convention and Mrs. D. Bledsoe of Wilson gave a talk on "The Fabric We Weave" Entertainment was furnished by H. O. Yates, Jr., who sang, «nd special music by the high school chorus, under the direction of Miss Prlscilla Spinks, school music Instructor. Mrs. J. W. Miller of Joiner, district PTA director Installed the following officers: Mrs, John Swihart of Leachville, president; Mrs. Harvey Dates of Joiner, vice-president and Mrs. T, N. Rodman of Leachville, secretary-treasurer. Schools represented were BIythe- ville Junior High, Shawnee, Leachville, Luxora, Yarbro and Wilson. WMU Meets The women's Missionary Union of First Baptist Church met Monday night at tht church for the monthly business meeting. Mrs. J. B. Lovett, president, presided. Mrs. D. D. Cash gave the devotional. The meeting opened with the group singing the WMU hymn and repeating the watch word. Committee chairmen made monthly reports. Thirty-six members were present. Church Council Meets The Worker's Council of First Baptist Church met Tuesday night at the church for the regular business meeting and pot-luck supper. Approximately 40 officers and teachers attended. Jim McCullar, Sunday School su- erintendent, was in charge of the business meeting that followed the supper. Mrs. D. B. Bledsoe gave the devotional. Leaders of the various departments made their reports. Hostesses were Mrs. D. D. Cash, Mrs. Levi'Cissell, Mrs. Issac Alexander and Mrs. Clyde Chism. Has Birthday Parly Mrs. Asa Porter complimented her daughter, Linda Jean, when she entertained with a party at her home Monday afternoon In celebration of Linda's seventh birthday. Thirty of the honoree's schoolmates comprised the guest list. Party games provided the afternoon's entertainment. Favors were paper hate and whistles. Following the games and opening of the gifts, the hostess served refreshments of cup cakes, ice cream and cokes. OES To Meet The Wilson Chapter Order of the Eastern Star will honor Mrs. Katherine Green of Manila, grand con- dtKfcw * MMMM, m* * mtp. (Ion tonight *t ttw Wllwn ftui HOUM. KmpIoyM of ttw Arkanui POTTO and Light Company's Wllwn office with their famillei as gu«ti, held » chicken barbecue last Thursday night, on the lawn at the home of Mr. and Mr«. Lamar McDnnlel. Thirty-five attended. Personals Mr. and Mrs, Erby Hood of For. rest City were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Cash Wednesday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Hood are former residents of Wilson. Mr. and Mrs. Maury Upton and daughter Vickie visited his grandmother, Mrs. B. B. Gooch, in Halls, Tenn., Sunday. Mr. and Mrs Ed Williams and, daughter, Jo Lee, were In Weonali't Sunday where they attended thf funeral of the mother of Allen Neal, brother-in-law of Mr. Williams. ' Mrs. Harold Ray visited her husband, who is a student at Arkansas State College, Wednesday. Dwjght Anderson spent Wednesday with Mr. and Mrs. Harold Ray In Jonesboro. The Rev. D. B. Bledsoe, Curtis Miller, D. D. Cash, Wayne Bussey, Clarence Medlin and Lamar McDaniel attended the State Brotherhood meeting in Little Rock last week. The Rev. D. B. Bledsoe, pastor of First Baptist Church, and Mrs. Bledsoe will leave Monday for Houston, Texas, where they will attend the Southern Baptist Convention. After the convention, Mrs. Bledsoe will return to Wilson but he will stop In Port Worth to attend the South and Western Rural Pastors Convention, that will be held at Southwestern Seminary. He will be guest speaker May 11 at the convention. J. W. Deaton of Joiner was guest speaker at the meeting of the B tlst Brotherhood Thursday night th« church. Among those from Wilson who attended the funeral of Doyle Moore in West Memphis Monday were Mrs. T. J. McAfee, Mrs. Lynn Tranum, Mr. and Mrs Albert Greenwell, D. B. Bledsoe, Mr, and Mrs. D. D. CaslI, Mrs. J. B. Lovett Mrs. B. F. Boyles, Mrs. Arnold McDaniel and Mrs. Mable Mullins. Mrs. J. B. Lovett and Mrs. D. 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