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MONDAY, JANUARY «, 19W BLYTHEYILLB (AKX.) COURIER MEWg PAGK THREE SERVICE CHRISTMAS — A special Christmas for underprivileged children of the Pensacola, Pla., area was extended by navy' personnel stationed there. Above, Barbara A. Cullison, YN3, niece of Mrs. J. F. Lenti, Highway 61, Blytheville, Is shown with one ol the navy's guests. Miss Cullison is attached to the CNABATRA staff at Naval Air Station in Pensacola. News ol Men In the Service Airman Second Class Harold L. Gray is a jet mechanic student, at Amarillo Air Force Base, Tex., where he was transferred Nov. 21. He Is the son of Albert N. Clay, of Blytheville. Clay entered the air force Aug. M at Little Rock. Master Sgt. Harold V. McGee, whose wife, Francis, lives on Route 2, Senath. recently arrived in Germany and is now a member of the llth Engineer Group. Sgt. McGee, a supply sergeant in the group's headquarters company, entered the Army in 19« and completed basic training at Port Polk, Louisiana. The sergeant attended Risco High School. His father, William C. McGee, lives on Route 2, Pekin, 111. Army Sgt. First Class Starling W. Harmon, whose wife, Virginia, lives in Manila, recently qualified as .a tank gunner- by completing a tank firing training program in Germany. The program, conducted by the V Corps' 4th Armored Group, included range firing and tank runs under simulated combat conditions. Harmon, a member of tank company of the 14th Armored Cavalry Regiment, entered the Army in 1942 and was last stationed at Camp Chaffee. He has been awarded the Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart. Pvt, Willie C. Lindsey, 20. son of Mrs. Clarence Hammer, Blytheville, recently completed the chemical, bacteriological and radiological (CBR) enlisted course at the Army's CiieauuEii CuIpS oC-iimil, Port «lc- Clellan, Ala. The course gave him instruction in both the combat and training techniques of CBR warfare. Private Lindsey, a member of the 89th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Gun Battalion at Fort George G. Meade. Md.. entered the army in October 1954. PROMOTED—Promoted to his present rank while serving with the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing at Atsugi, Japan, was Marine Sgt Eddie J. Richardson, son of Mr and Mrs. Joseph A. Richardson, 1706 Walnut St.. Blytheville. Before entering service in August, 1952, Richardson attended Blytheville High School. Pvt. Bobby H. Forrest, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Forrest. 816 Clark, Blytheville, has been assigned to Company C, 10th Medium Tank Battalion. Camp Chaffee, for common basic training in the United j States Army. j He will be taught the fundamen- t tals of soldiering, learn to use and j fire various infantry weapons, and ' practice Army combat tactics. Upon completing eight weeks of ( training, he will either be assigned to another post or remain at Camp Chaffee for additional training in his military occupational specialty. p.-t. Jack R. Spencer has graduated from a switchboard operations j course at the Southeastern Signal School, Camp Gordon, Ga. He is the son of Mrs. Dave Spencer of I 408 Greenway. I Spencer will be reassigned to an ; active unit of the U.S. Army. I COMMENDATION — Airman Third Class William D. Phillips has been presented a letter of commendation by Maj. Gen. Edward H. White, commanding nf- ficer of Sheppard Air Force Base, Tex, for being the honor student of his statistical specialist class. Phillips is now stationed at Sheppard AFB as an instructor. He is from Blythevlle. The attack aircraft carrier USS | Bennington tonducted a three day j special exercise in Far Eastern Waters, with Secretary of Navy Charles S. Thomas witnessing the opera-1 tlon. ! Serving aboard the Bennington is Quentin Sandlin. seaman apprentice, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ran- dees Sandlin, of Biythevffie. Tbomas W. Cralton. son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Crafton of 1001 Spruce St, Blythertlle, has been advanced to aviation electronics technician third class, TJSN, while serving with-Fieet Air Gunnery Unit. El Centre, Calif. The advancement was the result ol world-wide examinations conducted in August. Sgt. First Ctast Kenneth E. Koch, son of Mr. md Mrs. Fred P. Koch. US Scovflk Ave, Buffalo, recently was graduated from the truckmas- ter course »t the Army's Transportation School at Fort Bust*. Va. Sgt. Koch was instructed ta the operations inverting highway transportation. He studied general truck unit operation, convoy organisa- tion and wpenMOD of State's Tax Collections Up By $107 Million LITTLE ROCK IB — Tax collections in Arkansas increased by almost six million dollars in 1955. Revenue Commissioner Orville Cheney reported that collections for the year totaled 107 million. State Treasurer J. Vance Clayton recently said a tremendous increase in expenditures since July 1 would more than offset any increase in taxes. He said the cash balance had dropped seven million dollars since July 1. Gasoline and sales taxas accounted for a large portion of the increase in collections. Gasoline tax collections since July 1 were $17.176,871, compared to *15,710535 for the corresponding period in 195* and sales' taxes increased from 114,841,335 to $16,039,904. GOTHIC GIANT When completed, the cathedral of St. John the Divine, in New York City, will be the largest Gothic structure of its kind in the world. In cubic measurement, it rill be second only to St. Peter's. in Rome. training. Koch entered the Army to October 194S. His wife lives on Route 2, Leach- yw ft* • hi* ovt «f tfiHliif mot* for yew f«r n«w way* *o PENNEY'S ALWAY 5 FiRS T QUALITY RUSH! SHOP! SAVE! ./A PENNEY'S EXCITING COAST-TO-COAST WHITE GOODS STARTS TOMORROW! NEW PRICES ALL PENNEY BRANDS AT TREMENDOUS SAVINGS 1 ALL WANTED SIZES! FLAT! FITTED! WHITE! PASTELS! EVERY ONE LABORATORY-TESTED, FIRST QUALITY! 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