The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 8, 1953 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, July 8, 1953
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PAGE TWO RT;VTIIEVTI,I,K (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JULT 8, 19W H OSCEOLA NEWS /Jy fatty. Kit* Si »** ***** Dane Fergus Likes Osceo/a And the Peeling Is Mutual arr * It has been said, and I lepi'at. that, « thing or place is good for a person. Giving this old saying a new twist, and saying that Dane Fergus in the eisht years he has lived here, has be»n pood for Osceola. is putting words in hundreds and hundreds of mouths. It has been through his imimitrh- ed personality and his oversize heart that has put him in the class of being a successful business man. Dane doesn't measure the joy of living by the toll of the bell on his cash register, but It's th? events that take plare at, the end of a day. when the key is turned in the front door of his store and he can go home to his family. The Dane Fergus family is a Btlck-together-famiiy and when his three small boys, Scotty, Lee and Reid, hear his footsteps on the porch, the house is immediately turned into a playground. The boys meet him with .such gusto you'd think he had jus! returned home from a long. Ion:; trip. Hifi pockets are turned wrong side out. looking for that unforsotten bubble gum. These are the things neighbors find out. Three against one Is a bad percentage and the little devils know that, so first off it's a piggy-back ride .for Reid, the youngest, th.en everything else from football to spinning tops takes place before the evening meal. Three can give a Dad ft workout in the short time. Dane is the official bath giver when the three are •whipped down, to say nothing of ,Dane. I The companionship of a boy and his Dad—learning the depth of one another. Night, time .seems to brolher in Abilene, Tex. Meet ARiiln "I'earle hi"' written me she was coins to Port Worth In be a bridesmaid In Clementine Bowcn's wed- diiiK, so I jump"! at that opportunity of seelim Pciirle," Dane said. "Wp bail t<,ntl''M pretty well acquainted one another Uiroiigli our llailv li'llers and I wrote my aunt. Mrs. Jin- Rhodes. Sr., living In Cficeoia. who helped a lot. "When I si'W IVarle In Fort On the Social Side... A croup of parties were given at the 50 Club Thursday. Mrs. Frank Williams entertained four for luncheon and cards, Mrs. R. J. Gilletspl had five friends to eat with her at 'he club and play canasta, Mrs. Nathan Weinberg was hostess to her canasta club at Worth, Ihe old love bug really bit, luncheon, me and to make a long story short, j Saturday nlRht members of the two months later we were married ' ,.] U j, celebrated the fourth by hav- at, Abilene. 1'i-arl's mother had died : inp a buffet supper followed by a and she thought it would be best to! d . incep keep II, a secret for a while but that! ' ' . ''"• I Mrs. Jimmie Hart and Mrs. Max- hflp of Tim Bowles! |e Turner entertained 30 guests at vppine uu roiue old lives for her ] an informal afternoon party Thurs- Pearl*'catne to California where : rifiy in special complament to a s Kintloni'd. White I was in i recent, bride, Mrs. Wade Hart. Port Worth I had talked to the of- fuc of llyini! sufi't.y Imping I could Kr:t EI trrmsfi-r and later my request! luce draped table in the home of to come TO For!. Worth was granted j .Mrs. Max Hart, where the event as an accident inve.stigator and sig-| Took place. An assortment of party man. j foods nnd iced drinks greeted the quests who came to meet the new bride between the hours of three Mr. and Mrs. Robert Neteon of Wilson announce the birth of a son born last week at the Baptist Hospital In Memphis. Socials Mrs. Dick Cromer was hostess to her three-table pitch club Wednesday afternoon, when Mrs. E. H. Burns and Mrs. Bettya NeUe Starr were Ruests. Mrs. Bob Cromer won high, Mrs. Burns won second, Mrs. Ed Bowles, low and Mrs. Starr bridgo. At the j conclusion of the party, the hostess served lime sherbet and angel food cake. did like our American men, that's sumpin' — which proves something c ( u W Daisies predominated in the flor- arrangements that centered the 'Later I was sent, to Winston-Ra- lem. N. C.. where I received my dis- chnrpe. After having -served almost four years in the army. I had gone throm-h two training schools with Toler Buchanan of BLytheville so it a nd five. Club 17 met with Mrs. Carl Anderson Thursday night. A dessert -e med that fn'e would have it that ' course preceded the bridge games. Vi -Is-iTipi County played a big parti M^. Bill Joe Edrington was high in my life." j sr r;rf win:-cr. Mrs, Horace Moore "1 l-'i-U al Home" after his discharge, Dane I second and Miss Emily Mason brid- Tn . flowers ^tirbusJ^lar^-^r-r^bles''-;-^^^,^ over to his prosciH business;. • looms. Prom Hit 1 tinv lit; sot. foot in (toll .soil-—iuiti T quote—"I feit al Mrs. Jack Wilson was hostess to her Mld-Wcck Club at the home on South Broadway. Mrs. Bill Waltel's was a guest. High score was won by Mrs. Wade Qninn, second high went to Mrs. Melvin Speck. Personals Mrs. Harry Bevkson of Kansas City, Mo., spent several days in Osceola the first of the week visiting her two brothers, Joe and, Phillip Anpicbnum. Monday night, Mr. and Mrs. Joe STARR GAZING Personally, I didn't digest the long tresses, remarks made on us American coining over here to compete in the Miss Universe Contest — but they or other. You can't blame 'em for that A couple checked Into th« hotel and after cleaning up forgot to turn off the faucets in th« tub, A short time later the guests In th« room below, stuck his head out th» window nnd yelled: "what in ____ ....... _ ......... _ ....... but what worries me is why would [ hlankety blank is the matter up they want to marry an American I there? Turn off that blankety and be "forced" to live here where ] blank water?" they can keep their window shades up at nipht or RO dancing and din- Ing or drive their own cars or learn to play bridge. I really feel sorry for them having to learn to like all our American customs — tough I Volumes could be written on the impeity of the pious. Lettuce is like conversation; must be fresh and crisp, so sparkling that you can scarcely notice the bitter in it. What a fellow needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, witli a rustproof hinge in it. Strange, when you come to think about it, that all the folks who Applebaum entertained have lived before our time, not v/ ; fb n fampv dinner nt their home, j one is known in history or legend ?*•• n-vi Mrs. PbHl ; n AnpKbaum as having died of laughter, of Plylhfville were out-of- town The one jn the upper room yelled back, "stop using that language, I've got a. lady up here.' And what do you think I've got down here — a duck? We all have sufficient strength to endure the misfortunes of others. But that's different. Not until you have a buzzer on your desk and some one dashing in. response to it, are you classified as an executive. wests! Mrs. Berkson stopped over Pi!:c's Peak was sighted by the! "..,'' , _ r. ... _ .;_:i :_ ' TTVnivinnt lavni^li I inn nn Til) if ft 1 flJ.^ : - 51 -- 3 HJ Dan Fergus After that the big moment name, sent to a hospital where I spent He was made an instructor tit, Merc- over a month for burns and exposed. Calif., where he was stationed for eight months. , It was during this period his lam- ily received one of those" notice.! •m Uncle Sam which says, 'We sorry to inform you, your son is reported missing." A .small boy was fishing in the mountains south of Yosemite National Park, on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada Rnn^e The Ind got lost nnd the army was asked to send planes on a civilian mercy mission. Five Days of Solitude Eleven planes were sent, from the base in search of the boy. Dane was sent as nn observer with his squadron commander. His plane crashed with one of the other plnnes, circling the canyon. His commander and the two fly- I hip in the other plane were killed. I Dane parachuted out and was unharmed from the crash but received (bird rirpT'nc burns Irving (6 pull his commander out of the burning plnne. For five of the longest dnys and nights in his life. Dane \vns lost. In the mountains. "The thoughts n fellow has," Dane paid, "are that you fire Rind you were tnuphl as n. child to prny. T was scared to dentil. nnd that's putting it mildly," added Dane. "Doing without food for five days isn't np bad as bavin,!; visions of a glass of water dancing before your eyes. On the third day, while loft. in the mountains and rooming in every direction, hoping and praying, I would eventually find my way out. T (.'unit- upon ti cow .so I figured If T would follow lifr, she could lead me hack to civilization. "For two lonp days and nights, thinking every step T took would be my last, I followed the cow as closely ns T cared to do. because I found out when T tried to come close to her .thinkinr 1 could milk her, that I'd never be able (o pet near her nnd 1 didn't want her to i?o on a rampage out. in the woods. "She finally led me out to a place called Grave Yard Meadow, a (or- that discovery of really finding out | '> just how close and how much they mean to one another. , , . Dane is never too busy to notice his children when they drop by to see him in his beautiful jewelry and gift store. Only last, week, I was in the store when Reid knocked over a table, that knocked over another table of what "the 1953 bride would desire for her new home." Think this upset Dane? Cool. calm and collected Dane declared to all of his customers that it was an unavoidable accident, and held Reid in his arms and commented on his poor little heart, beating ninety to nothing. After a kiss or two, he gave him a nickel for an Ice crpmn cone and assured him everything was all right. Meet* Wife Dane was born in Elm Springs. Ark., some '30~odd years aeo." Ho moved with his family t,o Miami, Okla., when he was two yeais old, where he finished high school and junior college, worked his way through Oklahoma A and M l>y •waiting on tables in the Pi Phi house and collecting cleaning and pressing for dry cleaning establishments in Stillwater. Two or three hours a day he kept books for farmers co-ops. When he graduated from college, Proctor and Gamble selected him out of the senior class to travel for them in a supervisor's capacity. His territory included the slate of Indiana. His wife, the former 'Baby" Pearle Cart-wright, was attending the University of. Indiana and was dating Dane's best friend. Dane doubledated one night with his friend and its when Dane and Pearle met but nothing serious came of that first meeting. It took a \vnr for a romance to blossom for these two. Dane was inducted at Camp Crowder, Mo., in 1942. He was sent to Santa Anna, Calif., for carlo! t'-pinins from ihrre to King City, Calif., for his primary training, then to Ch:co, Cii 1 if., for his basic and to Yuma, Ariz, for advanced train- Ing. Completing; his course there. D.inej men Iroin my bar-e searching for was sent to Randolph Field, Tex., j tho occupants of the two crashed for instructor training and va*, one - 1 -"--of three officers .sent to Bryan, Tex., for army insUvmient training school. WORTH MUCH Sterling of everything that takes place the neople of Osreola make you feel. "It tpve. inn an incentive to try in my humble way to reciprocate in every wnv that I could. "I wouldn't take anything in this world for the friends I have here, nor for having my children crow up fi ninny; peop!/ 1 who never change. "Business mieht change but- the people in Oce.ola never will, 'd people in Osceola never will. I'd Dane, "and say invn like Bon I ure. | ler, and Harold Ohlendorf play nn "Lying in my hospital bed—and important part in the promotion two years had elapsed—I began to i and good wiii of Osceola. They think about the girl I had met back, go all over the country a.t their own in Indiana, Pearle So I wrote her (expense, try inn to bring induMry Wednesday night, Mr. and Mrs. home and m all of the towns I trav-i Charles Wygul w-re hosts _to their eled, some bit,', nt\cr met people make you ffi'l that you are n pnrtj that in Osceola enrnute from a visit in Fremont expidiiion on July 0,1843. Ynzon C'"fv, Mi.cs. Janie Wilson of Memphis i<= visit- j'i<r her grandmother, Mrs. "Emmet Biographies should be written by nn enemy — sure would sell a lot more books — everybody 1 ! interested in the worst side of a fellow. Ever notice that? ^m Some folks spend so much time to make a killing that they forget to ivuike a living. Remember the long baby dres- .t a doting grandmother or I an old maid aunt worked days and | clays on briar stitching, rolling .0:1,0 I h,,ve | bridge club of young couples. Mrs. ricndlv and I Carl Anderson won nigh women s ! prize and Billy Chiles was winner of the men's prize. Watermelon was served at the conclusion of the bridge games. Personals Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Hobbs had as their week end guests, Mr, and Mrs. Harry Dean Alton of Memphis. Mrs. W. M. Stewart was in Bly. fheville last week visiting her son, five days can he a long Ume and got a reply immediately. Then | into our I own to balance the farui- our letters became daily. After I ing economy was discharged from the hospital, I was Riven three we'-ks leave so I decided to spend part of il with my' Prank Grigsby, and Mrs. Grigsby. Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Crane and children, Jannette nnd Darrell. Jr., - j visited in Eminence, Mo., for sever- n ! al clays during the week. Mrs. Clarence Grigsby has returned home from a visit with her parents in Ttllsa. Okla. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wygul spent the fourth with her parents in Tupelo, Miss. "This country had never known] The Rev. and Mrs. Percy Herring anything but farming until mcn|?"d son. Robert, left Wednesday See DANK I''KKGl ! S on I'airp !) ' for a Visit to Ridgecrest, N. C. Mrs. Alvis Tavlor are entertaining their granddaughter. Mnrv Ann McCran of Memphis. The Rev. Chalmers Henderson and young daughter, Lena, drove to Maiden. Mo., Friday for a short visit with his narents. the Rev and Mrs. R. C. H"nderson. Mrs. Hen- 0. S. Marine Corps will cole-, a Chipping every seam by hand, bratc it's 15alh anniversary on | ,,,„ „„„.,-.,„ .,„? !„,.„ i';..,i.J this coming Saturday. How on earth are folks like little j going to know our deficis i missed it when Uncle Sam missed it by a million dollars—bringing the year's j dcfict up to $9,389,000,000. • I Whew! Didn't know there was} so much money, much Jess lacking | that much to even meet the bud-' get. It's entirely too hot for me to i vicv> '- dcrson is in Oklahoma City with j-worry about it, on account of, it j I went around the block, and two daughters. Havala and Illana. I ,-in't bothering Uncle none. {kept thinking of that baby dress, visitins her narents, Mr. and Mr?.! Red ink is about the most pop-; gray with dust, and I couldn't W. H. Hiddenbrand. She will return! ular color there is, so the Washing- ilie tiny tiny val lace insertion with matching edge that grandma said looked so sweet around the tiny little tucks it seemed impossible for anyone to make? Passing a second hand store this \veek, I saw just such a dress, banging in the jumbled up window with a 50c tag hanging In plain Saturday. Miss Bettye Claire Bowles came | home Monday night after a week's j ton experts on such matters say. Do mama's still "catch" rain- 1 visit In Jackson. Miss. Her parent-;, I waier to wash the children's hair? Mr and Mrs. Tim Bowles, drove '• r » K'"« V 011 ™e answer - no. Be- down and returned their daughter, i member how glossy it made your Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sanders will arrive home Saturday from Miami. Pla., Mr. Sanders was delegate to national educational assembly in Miami. Mrs. Haiti Lynch of Durham. N. C., has returned to her home after a visit with Mrs. C. E. Lynch. Penny Hudson of Memphis is visiting her grandmother, Mrs. Maude Hudson. Mrs. Wade Hart and Mrs. Max Hart shopped in Memphis Wednesday. The Oscar Matlocks have moved to Osceola from Dycss. 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