The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 13, 1955 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

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TUE8DAT, DECEMBER II, 1951 BLTTHIYILLI (ARK.) COURIER NEW! PAGE ELEVEN Steel* band, majorttUs and director. Snappy Steele Higk School Band Is Striving to be the 'Very Best' By JIM COOPER Courier News Staff Writer Nearly every youngster wants to toot a horn and march in a band and in Steele, it seems like all succeed. Welt, not quite all. One out of seven does. a place in the honored group. They are self-regulated, too, and have their own student director, Charles Johnson. If you saw Blytheville's Christmas parade Dec. 2, you watche the 70-piece, brightly uniformec lustily-playing Steele band led b a covey of long-legged majorette in "Santa" costumes. The band and the girls receivei applause and comments of admi ration along the parade route an' members and their director ar the pride of Steele Consolidatec School District itself. > FOUR YEARS AGO the director Gyen McCool, and his wife came tc Steele for McCool's first teaching assignment. He had graduated in music from the University of Mis sissippl. McCool Inherited a band about 35 members. They had uni forms and played well, but the new teacher thought that more students should take part, that more should be given an opporunity to toot horn. He set about encouraging more students to join. The school boarc cooperated. It purchased uniforms This year, the band hit its peak Of 223 students in the seventh anc eighth grades and 273 students the senior high school, 70 now are members of the marching band. IT IS AN HONOR that more strive for than achieve. "That's how we build enthusi asm." McCool says. This year he has an elementary school band of 40 pieces. Children begain "training" to "make" the band. As they graduate to junior high school, they have an oppor- unity — and the training — to 'become a member of the larger band. The organization, is an orderly one. It is disciplined on the merit system. Students know that cooperation and work will insure them Farm Family Dies in Fire ^ARLINGTON, Ky. Ml—An Earl Ington couple and their two young grandchildren died yesterday in a fire which gutted the front portion of their 5-room home. The bodies of Willard Fox, 46, and his grandson, Stevie Rodgers, 4, were found by firemen in the living room. The bodies of Mrs. Beatrice Fox, 40, and her granddaughter, Kayla Rodgers, 5, were found in the kitchen. All were believed to have suffocated. Coroner S. T. Harris said the girl and her grandmother suffered only minor burns. He said they ap- pa rently were trying to escape when overcome by smoke. WlNNER-Julian W. R*micy, columnist and editorial writer for "The Argus" of.Rock Island, 111., has won tht flrit annual editorial award given by the Laymen's National Committee, Inc., sponsors of National Bible 'Week. His editorial, "The Bible ':~-Good Reading," wai chosen 'from eight final entriei. Editorial writers throughout tht country submitted for publication editorial] on the Bible. EQUIPMENT managers, -all of| them students, are a vital part' of I the organization. They set up the stands and chairs for concerts. watch after the larger, school- owned instruments and help keep tabs on the playing members. Managers are Jack Templeton, Lewis Riddick, Duane Michie, .John Frane, Glen Samford and Don Rogers. This year, three women teachers decided the band needed a group of majorettes. The sponsors were Mrs. Elizabeth McCool, the leader's wife, Mary Ann Michie and Cythia Mills. The teachers made a set of majorette costumes and a second set! — the "Santa" uniforms — when the band was invited to participate in the Blytheville Christmas parade. * j * GIRL MEMBERS of the majorettes are Judy Yarborough, leader, Judy Weaver, Wanda Davis, Joan Riddick, Dana Shelton, Myrna Barnes, Merriel Blackwell, Paula Reardon and Beverly Ketchum. What of the future for McCool and his band? "We just want to improve," McCool says. "We have a nice organization. Right now we want to be the best." Prttty US Coed Wont'St. Prince CHAMPAIGN, m. I* — A pretty University of Hllnol« coed who once traveled to Monaco to meet th«t European principality's handsome ruler says she won't see him when ,he visits the United States. Prince Ranler III, 32-year-old bachelor, left for America Sunday aboard the liner United States. His subjects hope he will find a wife since Monaco will come under Trench .rule and French taxes it lw doesn't have an heir. Jo Ann stork, 21, flew to Monaco last February expressly to meet the prince. "I've had only one letter from tin prince since my return to the United States," she said, "and that was a note saying that he had enjoyed receiving me in his palace. "Prince Ranier is •. very charming man but there definitely are no romantic links between us." Santa Glaus Sees Real Princess LONDON urt- Santa Claus met a real prince and princess yesterday. The royal callers were Prince Charles and Princess Anne, children of Queen Elizabeth n. They conferred with Santa in the toy department of Harrods, a big London store. Princess Anne was delighted by It all. But a usually qualified source said Prince Charles approached the serious problem of Santa Claus with a degree of skepticism commensurate with his mature age of 7. His sister Is going on 5. After several crowded minutes of hand shaking and discussions about Christmas stockings the two royal visitors turned to other attractions in the toy fair. Santa kept a diplomatic silence. Twirling Girl Fatally Burned DALLAS (ft — A 3-year-old girl who liked to twirl around and make her favorite cotton skirt stand out in a circle died Sunday night of burns suffered when a gas fire set the swirling skirt afire. Witnesses said little Martha Lou Whitworth, thinking the whole houe was on fire at the time of \] No! No! All coffees are nof the same... 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The United States has urged the Israelis and Egyptians to accept a WJt plan to restore the cease-fire on the frontier between the two countries. • the accident Saturday, led her little brother, Tommy, 2, outside. There Mrs. Whitworth, who had een talking with a neighbor, saw her child afire and slapped futllely! Mono Lake, beautiful body ol at the flames and tore the bta.^""^^^ clothing. | com ains no fish. 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