The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 20, 1953 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 20, 1953
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 1D53 BLYTHEVILLE (ARIO COURIER NEWS PAGE TFTREB OSCEOLA NEWS &tt. WL St Deputy Sheriff Dave Young Finds Friendliness Is Better Than Gun i'f: There are always familiar figures "living in small towns who make living in its environs a pleasure. The name Dave Young is as well known and is as much a part of Osceola as the Court House itself. You don't live in Osceola very long until you know the man well enough to call him Dave. Being an officer of the law for 35 years in this community, Dave learned early in his life's work to respect the rights and privacies of the other fellow. "To expect them to contribute to the common welfare and security of the community, an officer," Dave said, "must respect the confidence placed in him when he took the oath of his office." Being an officer for so many years, there has been no limit to his associations with the human race. He has known every type of criminal that exists but added there is usually a good streak in all of them that needed developing. Dave came to Mississippi County In that cold winter of 1911. His brother, Arch, and a friend of theirs left Mississippi after the death of ijthelr father. "With nine boys and one girl, family ties were broken when our father died," Dave said. "Even though we were all married and had families we had never gone against our raising—that our father had more sense than we did. After his death it seemed there was something lacking to all of us. We were all raised on the family farm and we knew better than to argue with him about our duties. Most of the boys stuck with fanning but I never was cut out for a farmer," Dave said, "so after I married I got a job in town as lumber inspector with The McParland Lumber Company, of Cairo, Illinois. "My brother-in-law was manager of the Mississippi branches of the concern, so he gave me the job as inspector. My idea of coming to Arkansas was to do the same kind of work but I changed my mind when we landed down at Wilson to spend our first night in Arkansas. We stayed at the old Wilson Hotel, an old frame two-story structure that was as cold and airy as it was out of doors. * • • "WE THREE men, all over six feet, occupied a room with two beds in it but before morning, we were all in the same bed trying to keep Warm. The next morning we went down in the dining room for breakfast and they served us hominy cooked three different ways. The manager of the lumber mill of "Wilson was in the lobby talking to a bunch of men around the old potbellied stove. "I walked up to him and asked for a job and before I could tell him my qualifications, he asked where I was from. When I told him Mississippi, he said, 'Hell, no, I don't want to hire you, I never saw a Mississippian worth a damn.' I looked around to see If my broth- . . . Dave Young . . . always knocks first , er and friend were rolling up their sleeves to fight him, but they had run out the front door. I wasn't far behind them," smiled Dave. ' "We came to Osceola and stopped in Whltehurst Grocery store, which was located in the old opera house building. Standing around in a strange place, naturally we were all ears and almost scared to tell anybody else we were from Mississippi. We overheard a man ask if there were any in the store who wanted to make a crop with him. We three volunteered. The man was the late Will Chisenhall. "He had never worked any white labor before and we made up our minds that if he asked where we were from we'd say Alabama. It so happened he had come from Alabama. After we got settled, we sent for our families. I never will forget how homesick I was to see my wife and children. I guess people who saw me the day they came to Osceola thought I was craay. "When I saw the smoke from the engine down the railroad track, I broke in a run to meet the train. I met it about a quarter of a mill down the track and ran along wit] the train back to the station. "I made the crop all right," add ed Dave, "but I didn't stay to gath er it. Clay Ayres offered me a jo in his lumber mill so I walked of and left the crop in the field. I ony stayed with him a few months. • * • "THE NIGHT marshal, Sewcll Burnett got killed and Mr. Ayres asked the city council to let me fill Mr. Burnett's unexplred term. That was in the spring of 1918 that I took my first job with the city. The late Sam Edrington was mayor of Osceola at that time. I served as night marshal for eight years and then decided to run for city marshal. I won the election and served Osceola in that capacity for 14 years. "When the air base went in up at Blythevllle, I got a job as head guard at the Blytheville and Maiden, Mo, bases. The following year, Hale Jackson was elected sheriff of Mississippi county and came to me and asked me to be one of his deputies, which I was for three terms in office. I am now serving my fourth term under Mr. Berryman." Telling of his experiences when he was night marshal back in the roaring '20's, one happened when the "short train' ran from Memphis to Caruthersville, getting to Osceola around 8 pm. "Frank Conway was chief of police at the time and Bill Segars took over after I went off at midnight. I don't know what possessed me to come up town early this particular night or why I met that train but I did and I saw a Negro man get off with a gallon jug o{ whiskey, he was bold enough to carry it in the open for anybody to see. I knew by that, he wasn't a coward and would be hard to handle. I had to work fast before he got out of sight and didn't have time to call another officer. "There was a Negro chauffeur in uniform at the station, whom I know, so I gave him the high sign to follow him while I rounded up the officer on dlty. There weren't many business houses west of the railroad at that time but there was a frame cleaning and pressing shop and the Negro with the jug darted in there with the chauffeur right behind him. "I came in and threw my gun on him and told him he was under arrest, with that he grabbed my gun, we scuffled over it down on the floor. Those were uneasy moments. I just knew my number was up but as fate would have I got my gun away from him as he was reaching in his hip pocket for his and shot him in the arm. He got his pistol out and broke to run and I shot him in his back. He died instantly and I called the undertaker to come and get him. He lay in the morgue for two weeks while we were trying to locate his family, which we never did. * * » "I HAD TO watch the alleys at night as well as main street and every night for those two weeks when I passed the undertakers I would flash my light in the window to see if the Negro was still there. "Drunks used to be one of our worst probems," Dave said, "I always tried to get them home and not arrest them because I knew STARR GAZING Don't ever miss any of Margaret Moffat's dunce reviews. They are the ultimate in well-trained kiddles and those costumes are always spectacular. There's one coming up Friday night and "lor heaven's sake, what ever you do" — as Dinah Shore would say — wash up your supper dishes early if you expect to find a seat. Don't miss it. On May 20, 1927, Llndb?igh's flight to Paris was the talk of the world. This was the first solo flight across the Atlantic and the longest flight on record at that time. Little was heard of him before his sudden fame by his solo flight, but from that day on his name was familiar to all Americans. Following the- kidnaping of his baby son, and interferences in his private life by yellow journalism in 1935 he went to live in England. In 1938, he visited the United Slates, declared retention of his D. S. Citizenship. Threats to harm to his two sons in 1938 caused him to go into seclusion on the island of Illec, off the coast of Brittany, Prance. He opposed U. S. entry Into World War II but after Pearl Harbor offered his services to his counti y. He resigned his commission as colonel in April, 1941, alter verbal attack what their famiies were suffering anyway with grocery and house rent money going for whiskey and unless they got violent I didn't have the heart to arrest them. "Sometimes this technique worked better than locking them up and it made it easier the next week on the family. I've bought many a sack of groceries for families \vlio had to do without so liquor could be bought." Dave said. "The way I handled children when I was a city officer worked wonders All I had to do was to take them by a drug store and give them an overdose of castor oil. All the kids In town Know their punishment, too," added Dave. "I had very little need of a pistol in the 22 years I was a city officer. I always felfc sorry for the average offender for being such a weakling and I could get more done by giving them a good talking than trying to show my authority. "One night I picked up a six-footer who had gotten drunk on canned heat. Instead of taking him to jail, I took him down to the Court House basement, where the county had See DEUPTY on Page 9 by President Roosevelt on his loyalty as a United States citizen. His sudden rise to fame brought him and his wife, Anne Morrow Llnd- berg, a lot of unhapplness that usually befalls a national figure. It's only the Ignorant who despise education. Practice is the best of all Instructors. The ice cream freezer was patented May 30,, 1848 — and nobody yet has invented an electrical device that could compare with an old time freezer for making home made ice cream. For those who aren't Presbyterians and saw this in "Presbyterian Women" I'd like to quote from it, "You can't control the length of your life, but you can control its width and depth!" Try a dash of garlic salt or poultry seasoning when mixing up your next hamburger. This one is for the old timers who don't believe in operations — you know, those who always say "they (or jt) were put there for a purpose and I aim to keep them (or it). 'Recently in Philadelphia Inquirer, this article appeared on heart surgery: "Previously, most of these patients died without the aid of an operation" — so the old timers might have something. The fellow who originated the .saying, "you cant' take id with .you," must have meant It goes before you do. I'll bet there isn't a person 'cept Lucy Monroe, who knows every word of "The Star-Spangled Banner", in fact, bet they can't even start the second verse. Wanna bet? There is no such thing as unbelief. Everybody, including the savages, believe in something. Just because the other fellow doesn't believe as we do is no sign he isn't capable of believing. I'm anything but a scientist but I figure the cause for so many tornadoes is coming from the atom bomb explosions. Could be. There certainly weren't many of them before the A-bomb was discovered. Messing with the elements is tricky, TO Sponsor "Wedding" • The women of the Methodist Church are sponsoring a Tom Thumb wedding to be held Friday May 29 at 1:30 p.m. at the Osceola High School. Proceeds from the ticket sales will be used in the remodeling of the church kitchen. Mrs. Bob Cummmgs is chairman of the arrangements. Her co-workers .are Mrs. Darrell Crane, Mrs. B. p. Mears, Mrs. W. J. Edrington and Mrs. Maureen Aston. One hundred children rrom three to six will appear in the wedding. There will be only one practice and that will be May 27 at 7 p.m. at the high school. Hosts at Dinner Mr. and Mrs. Roy Cos were hosts to sjx couples for a dinner Saturday night. Included In the guests were Mr. and Mrs. Hale Jackson of Kansas City. Pink roses, Newport Sweet William and daisies combined to make a low centerpiece, were on tho dining table. Arrangements of garden flowers were placed around the entertaining room. The evening was spent playing canasta. WMU Meets Mrs. E. A. Thome, Mrs. R. H. Jones and Mrs. W. P. Hale were hostesses for the WMU Royal Service Program when it met at the Baptist Church Monday afternoon. Mrs. Roy Cox presided at the meeting, and Mrs. K. J. Kearney had chug* c the program. PEG M«U Mrs. Jettie Driver was hostes« today to Chapter "0" ol PgO at her home. The chapter has taken a IU theme this year, "RsUeioui Doctrines," and Mrs. Electra Perrin, representing the Catholic Church, prepared on the program. At the conclusion of the meetinj?, a dessert course was served. Personal! Mr. and Mrs. Neg England of Memphis were overnight guests Sunday night of Mr. and Mrs Herbert Hobbs. Mrs. Frank Williams, Mrs. Bob Gillespie and Mrs. Hale Jackson were Memphis visitors Monday. Prank Williams and Leroy Owens attended the Cardinal ball game in St. Louis Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Dean will leave Sunday to attend the Bankers Convention In Hot Springs. They will return the following Thursday. After two or three days at home, they will then go to Kansas City, Mo., where their granddaughter, Miss Dixie Ann Mulllns, will graduate from Central High School and they will attend commencement exercises. Miss Mullins was ROTO queen of Central High in Kansas City during her senior year. Mrs. Ted Woods is a patient in Baptist Hospital in Memphis. I always say. It's been said, that the silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it takes a very clever woman to manage a fool. There Is no happiness in life so perfect as the martyr's. It's a lot better to wear out than to rust out. The first Democratic national convention met May 22, 1848, and on May 24, 1883, Brooklyn Bridge was opened. Regrets are the natural property of gray hair. Probably every new garment ever put on since fig leaves went out of style fell a trifle short of the wearer's expectation. Wonder why the first oyster was ever eaten! Must have been a mighty confident man to have tried it. .They say that next to the very young, the very old are the most selfish. A classic Is something most people like to brag about reading but nobody wants to read it. Rath—er dull, me thinks. Are you one of the millions who say tav-ron Instead of tavern? Nature's Party Rain danced madly down the street Like a gay, flirtatious girl Capricious winds sang through trees As they set their leaves awhirl. 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