WEDNESPAY, JUNK » 1053 BLYTHEVILLE (AKK.) COURIER NEWS PACE THREE OSCEOLA NEWS St ar, D. F. Young Sets His Sights As New Head of Osceo/q's Legion Osceola's Mack Grider Post 150 L of the American Legion has much to look to in the coming year with it's newly-elected Commander, D. E. Young. D. E. is the son of Dave Young, who has always gotten the job done as a law enforcement officer for 35 years, and in D, E.'s 34 years he has always had the same determination. O.sceola wouldn't he Osceola without knowing men like D. E. and his Dad. D. E.'s theory on what it takes to make a gn of the American Legion might well apply to any organization and especially to the posts everywhere. The aims he intends to accomplish are to preserve the memories and incidents of each member of Mack Grider Post and to promote fellowship and good citizenship; to uphold the Constitution, to combat autocracy of both the classes and the masses. "There are big things ahead for all of us if we live up to the organization's aim, if I can—and I'm confident that I can—get the cooperation from all the members now belonging and to those we hope, will want to come into the Post, seeing that we are in earnest of ' promoting a post Osceola will be proud of. "It's perfectly natural," continued D. E., "that interest in any organization lies in it's leader. If the leader is only leader in name and doe.sn't strive to keep improving it, the organization will fall flat on its face. If my friends elected me because they thought I could! get the job done, I appreciate their confidence in me and I'll do all in my power not to disappoint them. "As each leader falls but," he added, "and a new one takes over, he should respect the efforts of his predecessor and go forward instead of backward, and I hope that when my term expires I will have paved a better way for the ones who take over when I step down. "THE FIKST step taken was to find a place where a bunch of fellows could get together and shoot the breeze—that's one good way to keep our 'memories alive," added D. E. "We found the place and have already moved into our new location and are planning on 'get- togethers' where we can bring our wives. "My two major points are going to be stressed at every meeting, hoping and expecting them to be carried out between meetings. I think fellowship is one of the most . . . D. E. Young ... in combat, monuments don't matter . . . important words in the English language and without it everything is lost. We all live and work together and without a friendly feeling toward one another life wouldn't be worth living." These are pretty good ideals for a young man to have and the American Legion should and will progress under its new commander. D. E., who is the owner of Young's Dry Cleaners, was born and reared in Csceola, attended school and was graduated here in 1937. Of the 160 quarters in the 40 games in which D. E. participated in football, he nlayed 155 quarters. There were sume rugged players during those years of 1933 throughout 1936, players such as Thrace Ramsey, "Peanut" Odom, J. W. Taylor, Ed Chisenhall, Marion Wright, Allan Segraves, Dick Cromer, Leo Schreick, Jr.. Frank Butler and Emery Wages —names that are still mentioned among football fans who were around here when those boys could have gotten scholarships in any college in the South on their football records. D. E. got a scholarship at Memphis State for his outstanding football record and accepted it, but he got so homesick after his first week, he gave it up and came back home and went to work with the government engineers which he regrets. "But that's all water under the bridge now," he added. D. E. served in World War II from May 1942 until October 1945. As all recruits from this section he was sent to Little Rock. Lounging around in the recreation center for three days, getting homesicker by the minute, he found an Osceola boy working in the office He handed D. E. his papers that sent him on his way, strictly confidential. • # • T\VO OTHER boys from Osceola Enjoij Cdke... ice cold Right from the bottle 5c lormo UNDCI AUTHOUTV or THI COCA-COU COMCAMT »t COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY OF BLYTHIVILLE "Cot." h • r«ejrjf»r«< frarf«-f)Klrfc @ l»l, THE COCA-COU COMPAMT were handed the same papers. D. E. talked th« 'office boy' into telling them their destination which was Ft. Lewis, Washington. One him dred boys boarded the train not knowing whether we were going North, East, South or West—at least ninety seven of them didn't know. They traveled deluxe in their vate car and were led. meals out of this world. ."The highest ranking officer escorting us was a major, who was a pretty good sport and was in our age range," D. E. said. "Everytlmc the train stopped, one of the 97 wanted to bet with us the place we were heading for. It was a shame to take their money, but we always called their bet and by the time we reached Ft. Lewis, every pocket in our new GI khakis were bulging with folding money. We never did offer to bet with them so we figured if they wanted to bet with us, that would be okay." As ft different twist to Army training, D. E. was assigned to combat engineering—something he actually knew about, and he added, I was surprised they didn't give me a job as cook. Combat engineers, as other units, are made up of bricklayers, musicians, actors, farmers, school teachers and what have you and that's usually the way Uncle Sam does things but he was good to me ,for reasons unknown, and let me get into something I really liked. 'I trained there for 11 months," continued D. E.. "after that we were transferred to Ft. Pierce, Florida. —from one extreme of the United j States to the other. The only good! about that long trip, our troop won he recognition of having made the ongest train ride of any troop in World War II. We were on there six days and had corns to prove it," he added. "We were sent to Fort Pierce in preparation for overseas duty. Our division, 45th Infantry, is the same division in Korea now. We met the 45th division for amphibious trailing. * • • 'AFTER OUR invasion training under water, we were sent to Newport News, Va., embarkation point- not knowing where we weVe headed "or and not caring either at this Joint, as your enthusiasm runs out after a year of training. "Everyday was just another 24 hours. There are those who like it and those who don't and I was one of those who don't, but you become so accustomed to taking orders >.nd doing what the big brass tells you, you soon become dependent on STARR GAZING The first practical typewriter was patented June 33, 1868, and was placed on the American market by E. Reming.on and Son, a firm engaged in the manufacture of guns .at Ilion, N. y. The original model of this mac'hine was designed by C. L. Shales, S. W. Soule and Garbs Glidden of Milwaukee, but to Sholes is due the chief honor of perfecting a workable model. Several designs had appeared in England, but they were not of practical value, and a number of curlier models produced in the U, S. were disappointing to their inventors. The first mftchines had two seLs of type bars, one for capital letters and one for small letters. It hasnt been too long ago. but do you remember how you used to them and It really doesn't matter where you go nor how long you str/. In the never-ending monotony of days and weeks and months and years, you almost forget what year it is and since it doesn't matter anyway, you don't put out too much effort finding out. "It's in those Ion?, drawn-out months that you really begin to think about friends. Friends you make in way ;tro really your buddies. Heroes aren't considered when fellows are standing side by side fightin». They aren't thinking of a monument erected in the home town square in their honor. If they had any of those ideas in their head, when they went in. they lost it when buck privates, who probably couldn't read an inscription on a monument, wiped out an enr-my stronghold almost single handed, with no idea of receiving the Congressional Medal of Honor. "Those are the men you live with and those are the men who are your friends. They have passed the juvenile stage of wanting to bring back a lot of ribbons on their chests to show off and it's even hard to get them to point out to you what they stand for. • • " • "WE SHIPPED out June 9, 1943, and on July !0, we landed in North Africa. We met other troops there waiting to make the Sicily invasion. This was our first touch Sec I). E. YOUNG on Page 5 work coloring into oleomargarine? And invariably , there were white streaks In it, which kept, you trom fooling the family. I wonder if a Mania cow ever told her offspring about oleo. Money comprises the gift you make when you have nothing else to give, or when nothing else will do. But it will always make you happier to make someone else happier. Give your time, your talents, your thoughts, mixed in with a few kind words. No money can buy those things yet they are the tilings it takes to be happy and to give happiness. Heights were made to be looked ut not to be looked from. Irvin S. (Shrewsbury) Cobb had this to say about the city he loved: "Lay my ashes at the root of a dogwood tree in Paducah at the proper planting season. Should the tree live, that will be monument enough for me." Men will confess to treason, mur- d<'[. arson, fnl?^ teeth or a wi?, but how many do foil know would admit they were lacking In humor or wisdom? He has half the deed done who has made a beginning. Remember when rouge was called reuse paint? That was back in the days when a young girl walked in a drug store and merely asked to buy a box of face powder and. a jar of cold cream. Brands and blends were all bosh. Remember when it wasn't safe to walk down the street for fear a kid on stilts might fall on you? Stilt- walking hns almost been put In the lost-art category. On the Social Side,.. On those Fourth of, July hamburgers or hot dogs, try sprinkling some grated Parmesan cheese over them at serving time; you'll love r.hat different flavor. Nearly all the world's renowned poets died with tuberculosis or in an insane asylum or both. JoUn Keats, who gave us all the great odes, died with tuberculosis when re was only 2G years old. Emily Bronte died with tuberculosis at the age of 30. The With an Aero Willys, if you average only 27 miles a gallon, for 10,000 miles you would use about 370 gallons. At 26c your gas would cost only $96.20 a year. (Reports have been received of special tests showing up to 35 miles per gallon, with ovtrdrhe.) If you average 15 miles a gallon with your present car, and drive it 10,000 miles a year, you would use about 666 gallons of gas. Regular gas at 26c would cost you S173.16 a year. , The difference you can save on gas alone with the Aeto Willys may be as much as $76.96 a year... but you also save on oil, repairs and other maintenance. In addition to economy, this low, young-looking, stylish car is ex< tremely comfortable, has the ruggedness of the 'J fre P' • • • the luxury of an airliner... bas been judged the Safest car of the year by Motor Trend Magazine. Celebrate Birthdays E, S. Chiles and his grandson, Bobby Chiles, were complimented with a surprise birthday party last week, when members of the family gathered at the home of Mr. nnd Mrs. Bob Chiles for a picnic supper in the backyard. Two birthday cakes were placed at either end of the long picnic table — one holding 75 candles, the other holding 19. A picnic supper of fried chicken finished off with home made ice cream was served to the fourteen guests. The evening was spent informally In the yard. Club n Meets Club 17 met with Mrs. Charlie Wiygul Thursday night for dessert followed by bridge. Guests playing with the members were Mrs. Eddie Pharo, Mrs. Auten Chitwood and Mrs. A. B. Bradley. Mrs. Pharo was high score winner, Mrs. June Rhodes was second high winner nnd Mrs. R. D. Mears. the bridgo winner. Bridc-F.lcct Honored Mrs. Wilbur Wildy of Etowah complimented Miss Katherine Wheeler of Caraway with an informal party last week. Forty-five guests attended. Mrs. W. T. Crews entire family of Brontes were tubercular. John Clare, in his 44th year, was placed in a private asylum. A few years later, he was committed to the Northamton County Asylum, where he spent 27 years and 't was here that he wrote some of his most lucid verse. Considered as i cuiorsity by his contemporaries nnd forgotten for almost a century, Clare's poems have been appreciated only in the last 20 years. Ralph Waldo Emerson's father and two brothers died with tuberculosis. No mention of Ralph having the disease, but his memory faded before he died. Percy Bysshe Shelly, who lived quite a shady life in more ways than one, was expelled from Oxford University at the age of II) for having published, anonymously "he Necessity of Atheism." Sir Walter Raleigh, who was tricked by his king and betrayed by his frineds, was executed. He wrote his own eptiap hwhich was found in his Bible after his death. Robert Louis Stevenson died at the age of 44 with tuberculosis, and so it goes. The coronation of Queen Victoria was June 28,1838. and Mrs. E. S. Wiidy assisted the ! hostess in entertaining her guests. Miss Wheeler and Charles Wildy have announced their engagement. Club Organized Chris Thompson was elected president of a new club organized «» Osceola, the 20th Century Club. Last week, the club entertained with a dance at the Dixie Club with Mr. and Mrs. Freddie Bannister, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Ayres as hosts. Auxiliary to Meet Announcement is made today by the chairman of Osceola Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Mrs. Edward Segraves, for the first meeting of obtaining membership. The meeting will be held Tuesday, July 7, at 1 p.m. at the. hospital. All women in South Mississippi County have been invited to attend this meeting. The object of the Auxiliary is to promote good will and to raise money for needed projects that aren't included in the hospital budget. This phase of the hospital is not connected with the Gray Ladies. Personals Joyce Miller attended a meeting of the Future Homemakers of America held in Magnolia. Mr. and Mrs. Hale Jackson of Kansas Ciiy. Mo., were in Osceola to attend the funeral of Dwight Blackwood. Mrs. w. B. Thorning and daughters of Houston, Tex., are,visiting Mrs. Thorning's parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Jones, at Carson Lake. Miss Marorie Mayo is spending two weeks at Daytona Beach. Fla. Mrs. Fred Jacobs, Sr., of Memphis and Grider is registered at Tucka-Way Inn Sewanee, Tenn.. where she will be for three weeks. Warren Weinberg, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Weinberg, left Tuesday for Rocky Mountain. Mo., where he will be counselor at a boy's camp for the next eight weeks. His sister, Lyn, is attending a girl's camp in Wisconsin. Mrs. Helen Day leaves today for St. Louis where she will attend a convention of secretaries and treasurers of the Federal Land Banks of America. She will return home Saturday. Ernest Boothe, who was injured while putting air in a truck tire, hos been dismissed from Baptist Hospital in Memphis, and is now at home with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roland Boothe. Mrs. Bill Amos of Keiser came home Sunday from Memphis, where she was a patient in th« Baptist Hospital. 'My savings on gas with my Aero Willys, goes for a new suit.' 1 *'I plan to use my Willys gas savings as a down payment on wer mower." A New Kind of Car That Can Deliver IVHY SUNDAY Willy. brln 0< you WOKIO MUSIC FEStlVMS A m ...,;-^), S/fx,o# TT, L 7' 7 I J" /' Tf'7 / jv.r as.*.*,.. cJit rovr n.w,,«.p., ,„ ,,m. .,d „=,,<.,,. Amenca s Most £/«fo//mz6/<? Gasoline Mileage! Elmer Stones Willys Co. 908 E. Main St. Blytheville, Ark.
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