The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 19, 1955 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

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FAGS ITX BMTHEvlLLE (AMC.) COURIER MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 19SB News of Men In the Service Army PFC Jerry Halwll, of Blytheville, and Specialist Third Class Travis L. Adair, of Steele, recently participated In Operation Sagebrush in Louisiana. Halsell. a clerk in the 595th Field Artillery Battalion, is regularly stationed .at Port Sill, Okla. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Halsell, of route 3. Adair 1« a jeep driver and entered Che army in February, 1954. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mancel L. Adair. Promoted to his present rank Nov. 15 while serving at the Marine Corps Air Station, Miami, Fla., was Marine Sgt. Bobby G. Wheat, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar L. Wheat of route 3, Rector, and husband of the former Miss Eathel Parks-of Klves, Mo. He was assigned duty as an aircraft mechanic with the station's Operations and Engineering Squadron. PFC George B. Mlxon, 19, whose wife, Stella, lives at 1129 willow St., Blytheville. recently reenlisted in Germany for three years in the Regular Army, Mixon, in the Army since 1953, is a mail clerk in Company A of the Mixon is the son of Mr. and Mrs. rived in Europe in December 1954. division's 11th Regiment. He ar- William A. Mixon, 617 Howard St. IN KANSAS — Pvt. Lonnie B. Christian, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Christian, Hornersville, .Mo,, is training with the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kan. Ke is a member of Co. D, 16th Raiment. His wife. Erna, lives at 33*6 Lennon Rd., Flint, Mich. COMPLETES BASIC — Arton W. Holdbrook, 17, son of Silverene Holbrook, of Blyiheville, is completing his air force basic military training ai Lackland AFB. Tex. He will take further technical training or report to a duty assignment. Pvt. Donald Q. Masterson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Masterson, 411 Chance St., Kennett,' is making sure that the blind children of the Senshin-Ryo Home at Yahata City, Japan, will have a good Christmas this year. During the year Private Master- Ma and his unit, the 8205th Army Unit, helped finance eye exams and operations for those children whose sight might be restored. They also built a playground and donated toward school uniforms and rainwear. Now, at Christmas time, the men have made a special effort to give each of the children a useful gift — from their American Santa Claus. Masterson, whose wife, Wanda, lives at 1016 OHie St., Kennett, entered the Army in January, 1951, and completed basic training at Camp Chaffee. He attended Kenncbt High School. WITH 1ST INFANTRY — Pvt. James G. Clayton, son of, Samuel B. Clayton, Braggadocio, Mo., has been stationed at Fort Rlley, Kan. He is in training with the 1st Infantry Division and is a member of Co. B, 16th Regiment. Clauton's wife. Kathyren, lives at 1933 Hatch St., Benton Harbor, Mich. AT LACKLAND — Taking his basic training and nearing its completion at Lackland Air Force Base, Tex., is Floyd A. Hastings, 17, son of Ollie Hastings, of Blytheville. Lackland is situated near San Antonio. A new assignment or further training will be given Hastings upon completion of basic training. Hoxie Negro Who Fled Integration Tension, To Stay in Washington PASCO, Wash. W—A young Arkansas Negro whose father sent him to Washington to escape the tension, of a racial integration dispute, Is thinking about marrying a Pasco girl and bringing his family west. Joseph Braxton, 17. saJd he likes living here so much that he wants his 73-year-old fattier, Clarence Braxton of Hoxie, Ark., and others of his family to join him, Braxton, who will enroll in school here next month, said -he may get married later in 1956. The elder Braxton testified last w'eek in a U. S. District Court hearing at Jonesboro that he sent his son to live with an older brother in Washington after the boy's life was threatened in an anonymous letter. Braxton testified that he received the letter at the height, of the bitter controversy in Hoxie over racial integration in the east Arkansas town's public schools. The elderly farmer took the stand during the court's hearing on the Hoxie School Board's plea (or a permanent injunction prohibiting three pro-segregation organizations rfom interfering with the integrated schols. A decision in the case is pending. Young Braxton said he came to Boys are Ihe nicest thing that ever happened to me — these arrogant, self-assured, cocky little men children who assume that, all the great big world revolves around them. Who else ran carry half a worm, one crushed daisy, a piece of scrap metal, a three (lay old apple core, and two cents all in one pocket? Who else can take a ha Hi without getting their shoulders wet, and wash for dinner without lurnirg on the tap? Who else can helieve that right is right and wrong is wrong, and the good guy always wins in Ihe end? Who else can he a fireman, swordfighler, cowhoy, deep-sea diver, all in the space of one hour—and then solemnly hold a funeral, complete with cross and box, for a shell of a turtle lost a month ago? Who else can be cuter without teeth, meaner without malice, kinder with- out embarrassment, sillier without foolishness, and cleaner without neat- ness? The world gains much in leaders and man power when boys grow up —but it loses something too—that magic feeling that comes with being ten. The feel of dust between bare toes and Ihe ability to lie quietly while time stands still, to watch a minnow in a brook. •t Me—I like boys. They smile when I need a smile! they lease when I'm sober; they keep me from taking myself too seriously. No, I don't wish ] were ten again. I just hope that somehow God will see to it that 1 always have someone ten years old in or near my house and heart. Boys art the nicest thing that «ver happened to m«. Blytheville Water Co. "Water Is Your Cheapest Commodity" AUTO SPECIALIST—Pvt. Da- Vis Mack, of Wilson, has completed a course in tire rebuilding at Ordnance Automotive School, Atlanta General Depot, Atlanta. He is the son of Audie A. Davis, of Wilson, and is one of more than 70,000 men to be trained by the Army Ordnance depot since 1941. TO NEW DUTY—Johnny Cebron Morris. 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earsel 0. Morris, of Blytheville. will be sent to a new air force assignment or to further training soon. He is taking Basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, near San Antonio, Tex. Pour-fifths of Bolivia's 3,054.000 people live at altitudes above 10,000 feet. Pasco "because I didn't want my mother and father to worry." SOLO FLIGHT — A first solo flight has been made by Marine 2nd Lt. Max T. Guriey, son of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Guriey, of Ht. 2, Blytheville. He is stationed at Whiting Field Naval Auxiliary Air Station, Milton, Fla. He will be given advanced trair.in? at another base as soon as finishing the course at Whiting. Sex Deviation Is Increasing LONDON l.fl—A team of experts on medicine and crime said Friday sex deviation is so widespread in Britain there are "practicing homosexuals" in Parliament. Reporting on an investigation made for the British Medical Assn. the experts said the number of male perverts in the United Kingdom may exceed half a million, perhaps 2 to 3 per cent of all British males. The investigation was made by a panel of 12 doctors, psychiatrists and criminologists. The report said known homosexuals are active "in church, Parliament, civil service, armed forces, press, radio, stage and other institutions." It said there is a danger that homosexuals in positions of authority may give preferential treatment to others of their kind and may fall prey to blackmailers. The report said the number of cases of homosexual activity reported by the police have tripled since 1940 and now run around 6,000 a year. Read Courier News Classified Ads. Was In a Hurry Billy Hawkins thought his father a , little slow showing up with a prom- COLUMBUS, Ohio ifl — Tlie j ised Christmas tret the other day. "do-it-yourself" craze apparently; Billy acted on his own. He took a knows no Bounds. When 4-year-old' small saw from his tool kit and cut down a young cedar trte In th« backyard of the H«wkln»' Columbus home. The planet Jupiter has 11 known moons, more than any other plinet. EYHOUND SERVICE With Sensational N»w t SCENICRUISERS and \HIGHWAYTRAVEIER %v Coaches ^%« «tes • It's far 'more fun to make your holiday trips by GREYHOUND! \Vhy drive? Ride the finest buses on the highways. 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Chevrolet engineers and designer* have always marie your safety a major consideration, introducing many such features as the all-steel top,, safety plate glass all around, and windshield-wide defrosters into the low-price field. And this '56 Chevrolet is the safest one ever built Its lively new power means safer passing. Its special Ball-Race steering-the oversize brakes with Anti-Dive control— the Unisteel construction and safety door latches of its Fisher Body-the nailed-to- the : road stability that comes from outrigger rear springs, an advanced suspension system and better balance-the sweeping panoramic windshield - all these things add to your safety. Seat belts with or without shoulder harness? Instrument panel padding? Of course, they're available at extra cost on your new Chevrolet. But the best protection of all is to keep out of accidents in the first place. And that depends mostly on you and the built-in safety of your car. 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