APRIL 8, 1938 TAYLOR'S FIRST ISOUMBIl MfWJ! tram Page ( wec« »boird. W« sailed from New York on October 13th and that was what acared all of the boys. K it had fallen on Fridav the 13th I'm »fratd some of them would have deserted. "I never Eaw so many scared boys in my life and I can count myself In with them. I had another piece of luck when we reached London. I was sent to Wimbleton to school for a special training course in civil affairs. I was glad then that I had b«en a lawyer back home, as that's how 1 got the job. After six months I was sent to France ,->to command a team, the largest one in France. "When I got there, an officer started dishing out orders to me. I told him I had been appoinled to the job and that he was under me and I really gave that old boy a hard way to go. I let him do the work he was trying to put off on me. One of the happiest moments of my life was when we landed at Omaha Beach, France, ami found that three Osceola boys were there. Punk Riley, Buck Smith end Earl Houstons. v/e alt said, "Ain't. It a small world?" That Christmas will always eland out in my memory In Thion VillD. France, where I had my civil affairs office set up, there was a Christmas celebration to be given in the city f o r the women ami children. The men who were able to attend functions were in uniforms and fighting. My wife had sent me a bii? box of things unheard of • over | there, for my Christmas, "I look it to the auditorium that night and passed it out to all the children. I immediately became a hero to those people. One little boy gave me the Heil Hitler sign. 1 patted him on his heart and lowered his saluting arm and let him pass out the sticks of gum lo the children. "That little act of mercy. I would call It. brought cheers and the beautiful somr so popular back, home. "While Christmas." was dedicated to me. If you have never been really touched in your whole life just let something like that happen to you. "The mayor of Vancouieurs, France, sent me the following letter with the name of each officer of my regiment typed and with ttie seal of the town on the letter." The letter follows: "The town of Vancoulcurs, whose past is In rich history because in 1429 it armed and started Joan of Arc's extraordinary story, thankful to the United States of America Jor the Intervention In 1918 war and In 1939-1945 war, is proud to 1 grant the title of Citizen of Honor of Van (u) Couleurs lo each of the officers of Detachment AIB2, 1st, ECA Regiment, which formed the first echelon of the Army in residence in the town. "Signed the mayor, "Henry Phillips" With this irreat honor, Mayor Phillip* had a photostatlc picture made of the birth certificate of Madame DuBarry and presented H, to Mr. Taylor. It Is one of his most treasured souvenirs he brought back home with him A Jitter that Mr. Taylor received wWte he was In civil affairs offices w»t printed In "The stars and BWpes," R daily paper of U. 3. A*o»d Forces. Mr. Taylor thought jM«wou!d win the jackpot in re- eftu^t. He received countless re- P" -l 'or damages, but this one f* wanted permission to buy a ARR A lot of memorable happenings , have taken place In these Unltedl States in April. Did you know that nearly every war In which we have been Involved began In April? The Revolution, Spanish- American Mexican War, War of secession and World War T. World War n did not begin in April, but in April the United States entered it. The name April comes from the Latin word meaning, "to open." George Washington was inaugurated as president of the United States on April 30, 1189, also Louisana Purchase was made on April 30, 1803. The "Titanic" sank on April 15, 1912, The United States mint was established on April 2, 1192. The construction of the first Paul Revere made h i s famous ride on April 18, 1715. and the United States (lag was adopted by Congress on April 4. 1818. President Lincoln was shot by Booth on April 14, 1865, William Shakespeare's birthday fell on April 20. . . _. . All in all, April is a mighty important month as far as history goes. Aren't the iris beautiful 'round town? They're still my favorite, besides being the Garden Club's selected emblem. You are really dated if you can remember when toothpicks were made from chicken quills. (h« stage she spied i toy rabbit that was used for decoration lit- lle things like that are mighty tempting, so Afton reached down picked up the rabbit and wouldn't let go. Mama Eloise had lo buy it on the spot, only she didn't have $6 plus tax with her and Roy hit the celling when Eloise told him H was a musical rabbit and played, "Brahams I.ullabv" Poy's response was "H—, It ought to sing it for ss." Gosh, I shudder now to think of how my little starched drawers would have been fanned. When I was a kid, the stores sold April fool boxed, candy. Beautiful chocolates filled'with cotton, quinine, sawdust and red pepper, made especially for the town's chief cut-up. In Greek mythology. Priam, king of Troy was the father of fifty sons. »t »M pub- "To th» Colonel, Commander *• American Civil A/fairs, "Honorable Colonel: T permit me to recount to vour benevolent attention by expo'sing what, follows: "Before their retreat, the Oer- Pcmember what a scare Halley's Comet caused in 1910? Everybody thought, the worlrt was coming to an end. Well it's due back to scare the daylights out of the younger generation in 1985. It's about that lime of year to be buying fishing license, bid you know there are more fishlns licenses sold in Arkansas than" poll tax receipts? It's a fact. I never could relish canned corn beef. Always reminded me of dog food. There Is a decided resemblance, don't you think? This is the time of year to protect our birds. Remember I h e dove brings peace and the stork brings tax exemptions. T hear tell food prices went down 6/10 of one per cent last month. I wish I was smart enough to figure that one out. Boy, how these H'l ole' types now-a-day wrap their Mama's'and Daddy's around their index fin- j gers. I Afton -Cox, almost three-year- old daughter of Roy and Eloise really cut a shine at the Tot Parade style show In Blytheville last Tuesday night. As she walked off A young lover, after proposing to his girl lold her he wonted her to be the molher of his children. "But how many do you have?" asked the sweet young thing. Here's a little information y o u might like to hear about and al- i might keep you from wonder- g why Junior wears out so man;' A_BOY AT CALVARY T\ WKSE CougKUp in the stream ol pilgrims, the four curious boys were swept through JcriKolem s gates. The current deposited them in q market- plo« whtre »endofs ol shimmery silks, fragrant spkes, snorkling wines and oils,squorted cross-legged. i ond Walt Scott But whtrt was Barobbos being held? Sokron asked a wrinkled vineseller. 'In the poloce prison,' whispered rhe vendor. Down Jerusalem's rwiiling streets sped the boys. sll °"' . , 112.185 in a five mile day. A ner- This information wn.s h.inded to son weighing 169 pounds - in a me by L. K. liarwarg: "The -iv-lday has pounded into his shoes crage step is 20 inches. T h i s 974 tons and 1600 pounds ol moat "leans 2.™ steps to the mile, or | litme nnrt troubles inalhin" was cried o vo.ce O bo« rhe d, n O f rw "' eni ' said about corns. Ingrown toenails and bunions — all of the 1 . things mentioned he carried above his shoes.) Men buy ilirec pair of shoes a year (on an average.) A steel hammer weighing Km pounds coming down at that ralo for four months would have to be renewed each day and would have tolio fished out of the deepest hole In the earth at the end of four months — which all proves that Junior's shoes realjy take a beat- Ing and have a perfect right to wear out. mans Wowed up a bridge of the railway in proximity of my home. At this occasion I had very much damages. "Afterwards in the earthquake which shakes my house very much the seat of the water closet has been broken. I mean Mint for this moment It's very difficult to find this object In the trade. I have heard that In the village near by very much wares of all fashions especially this object I wish all In depot, r pray, honorabe Colonel to allow me to buy » seat at this place In purpose to put In order a room of first necessity. "I hope that it's possible to obtain Mtlsfuctlon In the best conditions. Receive, honorable colonel! with my sincerest thanks, the term' of my best consideration." - : — Oni/ieSoa'a/SiWe... Mrs. David Laney. daughter. Joanne, and aunt, Mrs. John Moran of Memphis, left Thursday by c.ir for Phoenix, Ariz., where they will spend a two weeks vacation. Mrs. Lalah Coble, who has spent the winter in the West, will return with the group. Mrs. Charkie'Little and children spent the weekend with relatives in Heber Springs. Students from Arkansas State College visiting in Osceola with thr;r parent.* last weekend were Francine Maloch. Jimmy Lowe and i D. N. Morris, Jr. [ Mr. anri Mrs. En Whiteside spent i the weekend in Cotfon Plant as guc.'tj of their son. Robert. The annual Presbyterian congre- Beaver Frozen in Ice MISSOULA. Mont. r.. r ,_ A ^^.^ Ei-hrtly frozr-n in the ice of the! gational supper will t* held Wednesday night at the church at 1 p.m. SPOT FARMS Special Bijf Dairy Cattle AUCTION Saturday, April S. 1951 Beglnnlnf At IM p.jf. sharp WYNNE. ARKANSAS •« - High Class Dairy Cattle - II I I ^VTsnires_ Guernseys. Holstelns nnd ' | fre>h and close bv to calvlnc: 10 rear- llnff heifers: 31 helrer calves' 2 biilli »t service ase. Many cows art icKls- twe« and papers ;,, rn i.,hed on day of sale. This herd really has size tvne and condition. <0 to 60 Ib. producers All selling without quibbling. Call at sale barn day helor" sale and look them over and see them milked. SAI,E POSITIVE A vptonn-irian mcltrd the ice ap- j Rpafl Courier News classified Arts Wake Up To More Comfort Without Nagjiny Backache N'prrinBhaflacfcr. I'f »r,r p'tmniimrrET h-.-lache, aol ,«„!„,„ m, r V,!ue £ """'. i. 'Ml ol kidr,«r '..nciioiv Dnelor, ,„ E<X> H • before sale. ' P HFA1.TH — All T.B and BJnw tested wlt.'-.m thr past ten days. Lunch Will be Served SPOT FARMS Cnl. Rov Cnanev A- Rranncr Bicvi., Auctioneers irtw" in> <<lust5 t}lift ImpoVtunl he-Cep] miserable. Minor hKri- | -em,,, n , r(h tcr, flush out wajte. CM DoBn'j PiU. lodi COTTON SEED 30 tons, DPI, Saved frnm Inundation s«rl. subject lo certification. Germination 93r t . Saverl before the frceie. $110 TON Also .Cedar Posts for Sale PHONB DELL 2681 RUSSELL GILL 1)1-11 - - - Osreoli Refrigerator (or a Freezer, if you prefer) SATURDAY IS THE DAY! Someone is going to win a refrigerator or a freezer (you have your choice) just by registering at Delta Implements this coming Saturday, April 5. A $287.95 7-foot freezer or a $264.95 68.2 refrigerator. Nothing to buy, of course. Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. sharp! And you don't have to be present at the 5:30 p.m. drawing — but you'll have fun if you dol THE GREAT NEW 1952 INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER COME DOWN TO SEE US SATURDAY DRAWING WILL BE AT 5:30 P.M. Saturday is (he clay we unveil the newest of the new— the ISJ52 International-Harvester refrigerators which have a most remarkahle feature. It's what we call "Tri-malic" defrosting. This amazing refrigerator defrosts itself automatically every night—or you can defrost it any way, any lime you like! Suppose you want this defrosting done automatically at night. Then there's nothing to do. no food to remove, no water to empty. So fast that frozen foods stay hrick-hard! Suppose you want lo rlo it yourself. Just set the dial . . . and have fast, electric defrosting at any lime of day you want it. Suppose you wanl to defrost slowly. That's really handy when you want to clean out the refrigerator. You can do that, teo, with this anis?,ing 1052 International-Harvester! Com* down anrt see this miracle refrigerator Saturday. Oar home economist, Emily Colbert will he on hand to demon- strait them for you. DELTA IMPLEMENTS lv INTfRNATIONAL'HAWfSTfR tALKtttW/Cl ftuw O8o3 ~ BLYTHEVILLE, ARK.
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