The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 2, 1955 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, February 2, 1955
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WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY I, 1955 BLTTHEVILU! (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIVE News ol Men In the Service Three Blythevllle, soldlero an participating in "Exercise Snow Bird," a Joint Army-Air Forcr training maneuver in Alaska. Cpl. Billy M. Bratton, 21, whoea wife, Jeannle, lives at 119 E. ROM St., is a squad leader in Company A, list Infantry Division's 63rd Regiment. He entered the Army In May, 1953,, and arrived in Alaska the following November. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Murl Brat-, ton. Cpl, Bobby J. Burns, alto » member of Company A of the list Division's 53d Regiment, entered the Army in May, 1953, and completed basic training at Camp Robart*, Calif., before arriving overleaf the following November. His mother, Mrs. Gena Ferguson, lives In Blythevllle. Pfc. William M. Glascock, 18- year-oLd son of Mr. and Mrs. S. L. QliLscock, 1216 S. Franklin St., ii * cook in Service Battery of tlu list Division's 6OTth Armored Field Artillery Battalion. He entered the Army in April, 1054, and arrived In Alaska last September. Pfc. 'Solan H. Lott, whose wife, Mildred, and parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Lott, live In Blythevllle, recently spent a week's leave in Tokyo from his unit in Korea. Pfc. Lott, a cook in the 863rd Transportation Company, entered the Army In February, 1954, and arrived overseas last August. He completed basic training at Camp Chat- fee, Ark. Army Pvt. Charlee Watklns, 18, '•on of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Alford of Hayti Is serving in Germany with the 9th Infantry Division. Pvt. Watkins, an ordinance specialist, entered the Army in January, 1944, and completed basic training «t Camp Chaffee, Ark. Cpl, Jeasie B. Westmoreland, 23, son of Mrs. J. B. Westmoreland Route 4, Blytheville, recently spen a week's leave in Tokyo from hi: unit in Korea. Cpl. Westmoreland, a heavj equipment operator in the 526th Engineer Panel Bridge Company entered the Army in August, 1953 and arrived overseas last May. He attended Dell (Ark.) High School. Charles E. Edrington was advanced Jan. 1, to hospital corpsman third class, TJSN, while serving al the U. S. Naval Hospital here. Edrington is the son of Mrs. Elsie Edrington of Osceola. Army Pfc. Perry C. Rothrock whose father lives at 1600 Walnut Blythevllle, recently spent a week's leave In Tokyo from his unit In Korea. Pfc. Rothrock, a radio repairman In the 518th Signal Company, entered the Army In September, 1953 and completed basic training a Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. The 23-year-old soldier is a former student at the University of Arkansas and a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. Pvt. L. C. Lewis, son of Mr, and Mrs. John Lewis, Luxora, recentlj arrived at Fort Richardson. Alaska, for duty with the 71st Infantry Division. Pvt. Lewis, a former student at Carver High School, entered the Army In July, 1954, and completed basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C. Marine Pfc. Charles A. Russell, Km of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Russell of Kelser, Is scheduled to participate in a large scale amphibious training exercise In the Puerto Rl- can area with the Atlantic Fleet Marine Force Training Group from January to March, 1955. After a six- week training phase, the Marines beaches of the island of Vieques In an amphibious attack against "ag- gresor forces" dug In on the Island. Pfc. Russell E. Atkinson, son of Mrs. Mary E. Atkinson of Holland, a paratrooper serving with "I" Company of the 503 Airborne Regimental Combat Team, recently departed from Fort Campbell with his unit for Alaska to participate In the major Army maneuver. Exercise Snowbird. The maneuver will test the endurance of U.S. troops and weapons In Arctic areas. During the exercise the 503rrl will participate in the largest mass parachute drop of men and material ever attempted in an arctic region. Pfc. Walter M. Bracken, 10, son of Mr. and Mrs. William F. Bracken of Haytl, recently spent a week's loiivc In Tokyo from his unit in Korea. Bracken, a dental technician with . the SMlh General Dispensary, entered the Army in August, 1953, and completed basic training at Fort Lewis, Wash., before arriving overseas last June. Cpl. Paul L. Phillips 20, son of Mrs. Agnes M. Phillips of Osceola, Is scheduled to return to the U. S. In February after serving with the 9th Infantry Division in Germany. Cpl. Phillips, a fire learn chief In Headquarters Company of the 39th Infantry Regiment's 3d Battalion, entered the Army In March, 1852, and arrived overseas the following August. Pvt. Charles W. Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Jones of Bly- thevllle, is stationed at Port of Whltticr, Alaska. with the 239th Transportation Company. Pvt. Jones entered the Army In June, 1954, was stationed at Fort Eustls, Vs., before being tnmfer- red to Alaska. Johnnie B. Tracy, boatswain's mate third class, U6N, husband of the former Miss Mildred Pryor of Osceoln, aboard the destroyer USS Alfred A. Cunningham. Is scheduled to return this week from » six-month tour of duty in the Fsr East. The Cunningham ii attached to ADVANCED TRAINING — Pvt. Honda! Johnson of Blythevllle, Is stationed at Fort Bliss, Tex., taking an eight-week advanced train- Ing course with an anti-aircraft unit. stationed at Fort Knox, Ky., with the llth Armored Cavalry Regiment's Service Company as a section chief. The exercise at Fort Benning will last for aproximately three months. The sergeant entered the Army j in October, 1950, and completed | basic training at Camp Polk, La. j AIRMAN — Donald Wayne Pierce, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dorsie Levl Pierce of Manila, Rt. 1, is currently taking basic training with the Air Force at Parks AFB, Calif. He entered the Air Force in November, 1954. WITH 7TH FLEET — Thomas L. Lancaster, son of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Lancaster of Blytheville, is serving aboard the aircraft carrier USS Essex with the 7th Fleet off Formosa. He entered the Navy in September, 1952. IN AIR FORCE—Samuel Tate, son of L. Tate of Osceola, is completing his Air Force basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, Tex. Marine Cpl. William M. Delong, Eon of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald H. Delong of Blytheville, has arrived in San Francisco, aboard the transport USS Gen. Walker after serving in Korea with the First Marine Aircraft Wing. Fall Business Pfc. Johnny E. Buchanan, whose : wife, Ada, and parents, Mr. IH MISSCO MEN AT LACKLAND — Four Air Force members from Mississippi County are receiving basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, Tex. They are (top row left to right; James Graves, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. 6. Graves of Blytheville: Billy Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brown, Blytheville, Rt. 1; (Bottom, left to right) Melton J. Mooney, son of Mrs. Pansy Higginbotham of Leachvilie; and Charles Weathers, son of Mr. L. G t Weathers of Wilson, Rt. 1. Mrs. Mike Buchanan, live in Ely- j £ . • ^ _• . theville, recently was graduated j JQ I U \*Ortf trilling with honors from the Army's In- 1 termediate-Speed Radio Operator's, ST LOUIS (/PJ _ A ljse in eco . School at Port Lewis, Wash. nomic actlvlty which began !ast Buchanan, who is assigned with • fa] , ln [he Elghth Federal Reserve the 2nd Infantry Division, entered I D i 6trlc t has continued through the Army in December, 1953, and j anua , Tt the St. Louis Federal completed basic training at Camp Reserve Bank reported yesterday. Chaffee, Ark. ' He is a graduate of Blytheville High School. DYESS NEWS Mrs. J. E. JACOBS they will report to Camp Pwki, Calif. Mr. and Mrs. Prank Kenny lort their house and furnishings by flr» last Tuesday night. Mrs. Fred Dallas, Mrs. Vcrnon Butler and Mr. end Mrs. Bobby D*l- las accompanied Mrs. Ivan Butler to the University Hospital in Uttte Rock Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Eldridge Ford and sons, Larry and Ronnie, of Wilton spent the weekend here as guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Warner Har graves, Mrs. Jimmie Bass of Osceola made a brief visit Wednesday afternoon with Mrs. J. L. Jacobs. Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Dallas and daughters, Irene and Shirley of Portageville, Mo,, spent the weekend here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dallas. Several from here attended the girls basketball tournament at the Little Rock over the weekend, A 1 /c Cleo Cooper and family from Grandview, Mo., are visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Cooper of Dyess and Mr. and Mr*. Annis Shipman of Wilson. Mrs. Charley Spence of Bassett visited Mrs. Lawrence Thompson Tuesday. Mrs. John Harris, who has .been In son, S. C., is here visiting his parents. He will report for duty at Port Bliss, Tex., after his furlough. Miss Nina Jean Peterson of Blytheville spent the weekend here as j Kansas City the past month, Is ex- guests of her parents, the Rev. and'pected home this weekend. Mrs. W. W. Peterson. j Mrs. Charley Spence of Bassett Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dean and and Mrs. Lawrence Thompson spent baby of Memphis spent the week- | Tuesday afternoon with Mrs. Everend here as guests of Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Hall. ett Jackson. Mr. and Mrs. James Jacobs and Mr. and Mr. Calvin Dallas of Portageville, Mo., Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Dallas of Phoenix. Ariz., and | an( j children," Marion" arid* Mary ; weekend here -as guests of his par- Mrs. Vernon Butler of Dyess were ! Beth, of Bono'were weekend guasts ; ents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Jacobs. dinner guests of M. J. Dallas and O f 3^. and Mrs H L Mode^itt I ^ r - anc * M fs - Lawrence Thompson. Mrs. Lou Wilkins In Memphis Saturday night. Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Dallas of Phoenix, Ariz., are visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dallas. They spent several days last week In i Portageville, Mo., visiting his bro- I ther, Calvin and family. A/3c William Barnes of Biloxi, The Rev. and Mrs. M. J. Pollard ison, Jimmie, of Memphis spent the Misses Peggy Batch', Rosetta Hum-; are the parents of twins, Kathy Lou phreys and Mrs. Kermit Ford spent 'and Kermit Lee, born January 9 at Sunday afternoon at Wilson. Dyess Future Homemakers of America and Future Farmers of American members sponsored a banquet '•. Tuesday night. A Club has been organized for high school students with "B' aver- John Gaston Hospital in Memphis. In the bank's month end review greater production in the automobile and steel industries were credited with much of ihe rise in Marine Pfc. Bobby R. Wood of I activity. Destroyer Squadron 13 which has been on anti-submarine training and patrol duty off Japan. Franklin Byrd, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Byrd of Manila, has been assigned to the Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. Pvt. Byrd recently finished basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Pvt. Jerry Littlefield, son of Mrs. F. J. Littlefield of Leachvilie, recently completed basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., and has been assigned to the 82nd Airborne Infantry at Fort Bragg, N.C. is participating in •fcxerci-. Me," a simulated atomic warfare maneuver, at Fort Benning, Ga. Sergeant Ramsey is regular! Osceola is scheduled to complete four weeks of individual combat training at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 19. The course" includes instruction in infantry tactics, first aid, demolitions,, field fortifications and advanced schooling on weapons. Norman T. Hammons, boilerman third class, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dill Hammons of Leachvilie, Rt. 2, has reported to the U.S. Naval Auxiliary Air Station at KlngsviDe, Tex., for duty with the supply department. Department store sales, sparked by successful "white" goods sales, were considerably higher last month than during January 1954, ihe report said j Miss., spent the weekend here as age and above. i guests of his parents, Mr. and Mrs.' , Mr. and Mrs. J. W. McMillian of j J. S. Barnes. j Memphis were Sunday guests of her Miss Evelyn Anderson of Memphis parents. Mr. and Mrs. P. B. Wood, spent the weekend here as guest j Mrs. R. R. Holland was in Bly- of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom theville on business Saturday. 21.3 Million Vets in U.S. WASHINGTON (jpy— There were an estimated 21,301,000 veterans of U.S. military service last Dec. 31. Veterans Administration statistics showed today. This was an increase of 843.000 during 1954. Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Buck moved to Pecan Point Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Young and Mr. ad Mrs. J. H. 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