The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 27, 1955 · Page 3
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27,1998 •LTTHETILH (ARK.)' COURIER OTWg PAGE TORES Sergeant Lyons Rang the Bell For America in English Town By TOM A. CULLEN SEA Special Correspondent LONDON — (NBA) — Americans wouldn't have heard of the tiny* English village of Cassington (pop. 420), near Oxford except that Cassington has just sent the U.S.A. the prettiest thank-you note in years. The thiuik-you was in the form of a farewell party for M/Sgt. Jack Lyons, of Quincy, 111., who has gone back to a U. S. Air Force base in Louisiana after a three- year tour of duty in Britain. "Cassington Bids Bon Voyage to Sergeant Lyons and Family" screamed a 30-foot cloth banner flapping in the breeze. Beneath it, on the village green, were gathered Boy Scouts with their colored neckerchiefs, proudly bearing the Stars and Stripes alongside the Union Jack. British Legionnaires, their war medals resplendent on their chests, mingled with cricket players in white ducks and blue flannel blazers. The vicar was there, so were members of the parish council, the Young Wives Club, the Mothers' Union. If Cassington had l&d a brass band, it would have been there, too. What had Sgt. Lyons done to deserve this hero's farewell? Held a winning ticket in the Irish sweepstakes? Rescued an elderly lady from a burning building? Saved a child from drowning? No, nothing as spectacular as that. Lyons won the hearts of Cassington simply by bejng himself, by showing them that an American serviceman can fit into their English way of life. He also showed the villagers a bit how they do things back home ia Quincy. There was the church bell, for example. When the sergeant, his British wife and their twin children first arrived in Cassington three years ago, the church didn't have one. • * • So the sergeant started hustling his friends. American airmen who, like himself, were stationed at the 7th Air Division base at Brize Norton, and whose families lived in the area. Soon he Had enough money not only to buy a bell, but to pay for some needed repairs to the church walls. Lyons is a camera bug. He has quite a library of movies taken in the U. S. on various tours of duty, so he began to show his films to raise money. That is how the children's playground was built. When the Lyons first moved to Cassington, their twins — John and Tyrella, now seven — had no pltice to play except the streets. Today, Cassington WE'VE GOT IT! Over 33,000 different items in stock! H UBBARD HARDWARE New 1955 Air Conditioner Hubbard & Jon Furniture Ansco Ready Flash Outfit Complete as Illustrated SI Down—5l)c a Week O'STEEN'S—111 W. Main USAF SGT. JACK LYONS, of Quincy, III., shows his British-born wife and their twins the testimonial book from Cassington. has not only a children's playground, but a sports field and pavilion as well — thanks largely to Sergeant Lyons. This is why Cassington is grateful to Sergeant "Jack," This is why the villager presented him with a leather-bound testimonial volume containing 358 signatures— everyone old enough to write—as well as a bouquet for Mrs. Lyons and presents for the twins. The vicar, Rev J M. Perrett, said: "You leave us with a wonderful inspiration." A farmer's wile, Mrs. Hale, declared: "You have shown us the beautiful place we live in." The vicar's wife thanked the sergeant for all he had done for the children. B. Hatwell, a bell-ringer, promised. "Come back to us and we will give you a real sounding ring-in." Lyons, a nusky six-striper with OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT Excellent Location L-E. ISAACS Ph. 3-3-190 or 2-2915 FUEL OIL G. 0. POETZ OIL CO. u | Sell That Stuff Phone 2-2089 Visit Conny's Conoco Service, Ash & Division GUARANTEED lways a Good E$ American Electric Supply, Inc. WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTORS OF Electrical Supplies & Construction Materials Rear 213-215 W. 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(/ft- Oov. Lalie Owtnell, at an Executive Council meeting, nomlnattd Dr. Harry Savage lor appointment »» associate justice ot the Lebanon municipal court to succeed Seymour U Dwln- ell. Members of the council asked, "Who's Seymour. L. DwinellV" The chlet executive informed them he is now governor ot New Hampshire. Tlie governor, who was appointed to the court post in 19M under his full name of Seymour Lane Dwinell. said he dropped Uie first name when he was elected to the House of Representatives In 1948. Bird Words Are Winner BENTON HARBOR. Mich. <if<~ talked radioi -e- STAOIN HKD A 6-month-old parakeet talked radio Mnlion WHBF om ol $50. a chrome cage and a year's supply of bird seed. Tlic station numagrmeiit find it was surprised its earnest ended only a week after it began. But Mrs, Martin Mtit; stud lu>r only two days to teach her bird Micky to say "WHPB at 10CO". the \viiming words. The stations operates on 1060 kilocycles. Man Acquitted After Confession DENVER, Colo. <,l'j—Sam I'oole. .It), was lined WOO in Municipal Court, and Anglo Lopcx, 25, was acquitted. Each owns a Chevrolet eiteh admitted ramming a yellow Hre pluR. each crumpled his left- front fender m tlie process, and each failed to report his accident. But police found only one fractured fire pltift — with tan paint on it. Lopez' car is black but Poolc's is urn. Juciee H. Joe Rawltnson threw out charges against Lopez, becauso the city couldn't prove which fire plug he struck. thinning, blond hair, takes a mod- j est view of his accomplishments. "In spite of what they say, the people of Casstngton have done these things for themselves, and I have just helped," he maintains. "I have friends in every single home around here, he adds, "and 1 have never lived anywhere where I have enjoyed myself so much." Increase the value of Your Car By DRESSING UP THE INTERIOR With GILBERTS AUTO UPHOLSTERY Hl E hwi? 61 N. 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