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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, !9!J8 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS OSCEOLA NEWS fat*, wi. arr Raymond Meadows Is Ex-Army Cook Who Likes It That Way The story you are about to read Is true. It happened in August, 1951, when Raymond Meadows, (then 20) Osceola's latest returnee from the Korean War, entered the service. This Is not a blood-curdling war story. It's just a light story about a. young GI a long, long way from home, which could easily be about your young next-door neighbor. Cooks come in two sizes. The civilian cook and large, economy-size military cook. The civilian cook can add a dash of this or a pinch of that, according to his own likes and dislikes without considering everybody's taste runs like his or not. But the military cook — Oh, brother! He gets two months training by Uncle Sam — "Ph&D" (Potatoes, hash and doughballs.) There is no changing It from the way it used to be cooked back home when the technique of cooking was left up to the women in trie family and all the kids pinned the order of best-cook-in-the-whole-wide-world on Mother. No, siree! When yc>u finish that two months training you learned more in that time than it took Mother all of her married life to learn. At leat you learned the fundamentals. That's all that is necessary in the Army. When you're told on your first attempt, "We're having the colonel over for dinner," you read over the menu which is as clear as Army boiled-over coffee PACK THREE and are handed the receipe you are to follow and brother, you'd better follow them. If it doesn't tell you to use eyebrow tweezers to remove plnfea- thers you'd better not be caught trying to do it. Remember when you stood around in the kitchen and watched Mom make up biscuits with buttermilk? Well, cooking near the battlefield, you never get that close to a cow. Everything is dehydrated. Dehydrated? That's the word used at the alfalfa mill back home and you begin to wonder if the mill borrowed that name from . Raymond Meadows the end excells the means and fried chicken, being where, it's not so bad. At least you keep he could get all the food he wanted telling yourself that. Army chow or vice vebsa. * * f WHEN' YOU ARE being inducted Your days off, Raymond Meadows, remember how you wrote „,.„ , .. , , the follcs at home of all the sights ™m t J % ," y ° ure °' d over ln Korea? Remember the enough to vote, Unk ' ' . instead of being on the firing line and being shot at like one of the clay pidgeons on the skeet range at nearby Grider Park. Cooking in U""le Sam's Army wasn't exactly what you had to mind, but soldiers have to eat, the big ser- The nights are the worst thing Your younger brothers and ill ters enjoyed the letter you wrot the family about going to a Ko rean picture show. Back home th seats are practically covered with chewing gum, but in a Korean pic ture show you sit on the floor. Tin Korean comedians try to imitate our comedians back home but it's such a poir substitute you and your buddies get disgusted and meander over to the service club. . * • "THERE IS a fashionable girls school nearby and the lieutenant colonel drives over every night and picks up a bus load of Korean girls to come to the club to dance 01 play cards and, Alom," Raymond wrote, "not having seen an American girl'for almost two years, they didn't look too bad In tlwlr Korean style evening dresses. The hostess of the club is also Korean and her eyes never leave those girls. They are brought there and taken back by our lieutenant colonel and not once can they leave the building. They all speak some English. "The Sundays oft," Raymond vrote, "we play football, volley ball and baseball and never fail to at- end church services. The men are nxious to attend services and look orward to their Sunday off." Letters Irom home come before ood to the boys in Korea. Dinner wait when mail call comes round. -.aju.ond was one of the group f boys who came back to t-ie tates aboard the U3S phuen.x, ancling in Seattle two weeks ago. le got his discharge at Cn:.i;>| 'hafiee and came houie as fast as|"^J e could. In these two weeks he has| „„, done nothing but eat all the corn- GAZING All in a day's rambling: ll't fun to ride through the country and Stop at small stores and chat with the old couples who usually have retired to an easy way of living. Going to Jonesboro from Osceola is a pleasant way to spend a day — if you aren't in too big a hurry to get there and if you are, you miss meeting a lot of honest-to- goodness people, stop for a cold drink and you are as welcome as you'd be buying a big sack of groceries in a chain store. There is a certain charm to a country store run by couples who lave passed the age to plan a fu- ;ure. They are the most satisfied ooking people in the world. YouT find a rocking chair or two, empty nail kegs with boards across them or the customers to sit on, am they, too, have that satisfied-with ife look written on their faces. Almost belore asking you you vants they ask- where you're from ind they, nearly always know somebody in your home town and thei hey feel closer to you. You look around the store and see Items you never see in "town stores" — spit- and-boot clad Texan near he "What was, that?" "Blow out, prob ably,", the h • - m a n answere "Sounded more like a pistol thot t< me," the young and Inefficient sten ographcr said. He noded, "What said. Some fool got hl» brain, blowed out!" In this scientific age, the only im possible things are people. Trying to reason with others Is a good way to destroy your own. bread and fried chicken he could hold. That bed he dreamed about in Korea is such a far cry tram the army cot that he is having to break himself in on sleeping on it and says he hasn't quit hurting since he came back to his good soft bed. This proves you can get used to anything, Raymond says. All the thing Raymond wanted most — the cornbread, the fried about being so far away from j chicken, the soft bed and the snaz- home. You can't get accustomed to I ziest automobile in Osceola — have sleeping on canvas army cots. You would almost welcome the buzzing of an Arkansas mosqu:to Instead geant informs you, and that is rea-1 of the constant firing of ammunition. You lie on that cot, wide- son enough. You begin to wonder if cooks are entitled to the Purple Heart for grinding up a linger in the sausage mill. You can't come back home sisters waiting to see your decorations and all you have to prove you served two years in the army is a good conduct ribbon. eyed, thinking of a good ho 1 ; bath in a sitting-down tub and you *can almost smell those clean sheets on your bed back home. And you swear you'll never gripe again j about anything when you get home since you had spent two years with all the modern inconveniences of Uncle Sam's boudoirs. all nnfoider for him. If he grew up to be a husky young man in the two years he has been gone from Osceola and you don't recognize him, just keep your eyes peeled for a brand new tangerine red Pord Victoria cruising that Raymond cook who vows he'll never go near a cook stove as long as he lives. The civilian version of "PhD" to him is pleasure, home and dates- heavy on the dates. around town and Meadows — ex-army oons, home made sunbonnets madi. t spare times on rainy days when he womenfolk can't get out and rnde. The owners of the store know the L'a!:ni';;.s cf tcwn f.l'.:s, so there's large wiro L'nsliet filb.-l with fre.-h cimtry egrs, Y;u vvcnCcr how you'll ' hrme with tlrm, but ycu do as the old l:-.dy said, "If any git"; broke, youens can make some eggbrcad with 'em." You've stood around so long en- jcying the change from your usual way of shopping, you pick up a package of cookies to nibble on and when the old lady hands them to you sire asks, "You like cake?", and she tells you she never was no hand for cake but she sure liked pie. To continue making conversation you ask her, "What kind?" ond she replies that she didn't like but two kinds — hot and cold. Conversation drifts to radio programs and had I been on a poll for radio listening I would have un- dubltably voted for "Grand Ole Opry". Blessed are those who can give without remembering and receive with out forgetting. A gal up East went to Texas on her vacation. The first night she spent in the Lone Star state she heard a sharp report ring out on Twice a: many women as men attend movies. That being the case why did Rosalind Russell arid Mar ilyn Monroe become so famous? The first convention of U. S. mu sic teachers was held In Boston AUK 16, 1838. Brotherhood of Locomotive En gineers was organized Aug. 17, 1863 God sends meat and the Devi sends cooks. Children's griefs are little, but a is th- child, so it its endurance '•> • . -Id of vision. Becks should be read as deliberately as they were written. They say th? bluebird carries the s~y en his back. There's no need in throwing away Junior's comb Just because the llt- ;le rascal gets it dirty. Just soak it a strong solution of soda water for 15 minutes and presto — It's ;ood as new. A chip on icaviest load the shoulder is the i man can carry. Thomas A. Edison applied for mo- Jon picture camera patent Aug. 24, 1891, and William Booth, founder of -he Salvation Army, died Aug. 20 912. the main street. She asked the levi- me. •ILLUSION" I heard you softly call my name, I heard your laughter .In my ear. But when I turned to kiss your lips, To my surprise you were not here. Gwendolyn Smith, Blythevllle. Calling Dr. Klnsey — surgery. To- norrow 16 the big day all us women oiks 'uv been waiting for and if his lead doesn't come off, it'll «urprlse Bridge Club Meets Mrs. W. E. Hunt was hostess to her weekend bridge club at her home Friday afternoon. Vivid summer flowers were placed in the entertaining rooms. Guests playing with the club were Mrs. Vernon James, Mrs. W. C. Mason and Misi Emily Mason. Mrs. J. H. Hale was high club winner and Miss Mason won high juest prize. At the conclusion of the party ;he hostess served a seafood plate and Iced drinks. Maxwells Entertain Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Maxwell entertained their Saturday night bridge club of five couples at their ome. Summer blossoms were used to :o decorate the tables in the Maxwell home. Mrs. A. B. Bradley won high icore for the women and Chris Tompktns won high score for the men. A dessert .course was served. Mrs. Kemlrick Hostess Mrs. Bob Kendrick was hostess her Friday Bridge Club and hree guests, her sister, Mrs. G. a. Mrs. Schmelzer of Little Rock Jarrell Crane and Mrs. Hoke. Mrs. Kendrick won high score i .I'J. ^e!:e Fo'l.'.rd won so nd. A desert co'jrse w:is served. C:-.::rc!i V/omcn Meet Twe: isitors attended the monthly bus- less : nd pro r :n i^c:. ' rf I Vomen of the. Presbyterian Church ^en it me*. Mom ~y afternoon. Following : •; orts of the officers, lirs. R. C. Bryan and Mrs. Dick bonier gave Highlights of their •ip to Montreal, N. C. in behalf f the Osceola Church. Mrs. Sarah Johnson had charge f the program. The hostesses, Mrs. H. J. Leven- eln, Mrs. George Doyle and Miss lanche Clcere served an Ice ourse during the social hour. Personals Mr. and Mrs. George Doyle, Jr., nd daughter, of Sikeston. Mo., pent the weekend with homefolks. Because it was R. C. Bryan's rthday Friday, Dave Laney, S. '. Bowker and Nathan Weinberg itertained with a stag supper at e Laney home. Twelve guests, ose friends of Mr. Bryan, were e Invited guests. Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Rhoads, Jr., id son. of Gavelston, Texas, .mve turned to their home after visi- ng Mr. Rhoads' parents. Mrs. John Edrlngton is home after spending two weeks with her daughter, Mr«. Earl PMtch, Mr. Futch and son, John, In O«l». Pl». While away Mrs, Edrlngton ipent several days In Daytoni. Mrs. Carrol Watson has return** from an E.R.A. meeting ol tht P.T.A. la Arkadelph*- Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Hendon art vacationing In the Smoky Mountains. Mary Lou Harper of Helen* I* visiting her grandmother, Mnj. p»ul Con way. Mr. and' Mrs. Earl Robbing, Mr. and Mrs. Garner Bobbins, Mrs. David Gwaltney and son, are visiting relatives in Tupelo, Miss. Dane Fergus Is in St. Louis thi» week attending an insurance school Miss Carmen Poitras has return- j ed home after a visit with • clas«- mate in Chattanooga. Mrs. Ed Bell, Sr., Mrs. Bell, Jr., and Mrs. Mary Louise Miller of Bassett attended the Women of th« Presbyterian Church meeting Monday. Col. P. M. Crittenden, Mrs. Crlt- tcnden and son. Prank, of Stewart Air Force Base, Newberg, N.Y., arWallace: - --1 Monday for a two weeks visit with Mrs. Crittenden's mother. Mri. Clmrl's Ha'-. She Is the 'irmer ::.:s '.'dry .:e H.:;. T .• ' : -3, ;'cn famil- lived In St. John, . cw- "ovndlsnc'. for two years prior to : clng transferred to the New York rive te^e. Mrs. J. H. Lovewell and Mrs. Charlie Hale of Osceola, Mrs. Joa CiiUom, Jr., and Miss Joanne Cullom of Wilson were In Memphl» Friday where they visited Dr. J. K. . . Hampson, who has been critically ill at the Methodist Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Prank WHIIami and Mr. and Mrs. Charlia Lowranct were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Thad Felton last week in their home at Baytown, Texas. Mrs. G. R. Schmelzer and children, of Little Rock, spent leat week with Mrs. Schmelzer's mother. Mr*. Ely Driver and family. Mrs. Lalah Coble wai a Mem- plus visitor Monday. Demand, accept fiflfy— St.Joseph ASPIRIN WORLD'S LARGEST SEUIR Aim doesn't say to you. "Be my guest." He tells you where he wants you to go and you almost bite the end of your tongue off to keep from telling him where he can go. Your commanding officer — let's call him Jones to keep from being court martialed for what's on your mind — slaps you •n^ on the back and convinces you — he thinks — what a break for you that you've been chosen among the umpteen others, to be a cook. You, the captain of your football teani back home, with dishpan hands. Your only hope is that you won't run into any of those fellows with your gleamisg new cook's or rather chef's, hat on. A football helmet is a lot more becoming. When you were back in the States taking your basic training at Ft. •Leonard Wood, Mo., you thought .Vou were going to be with the combat engineers — just what you always wanted — where you could keep those sinewy muscles in shape. You thought so because you were put in the "ammo" Company with the Eighth Army. But whe'n you an aptitude test landed in Japan, they gave you and you came out with flying colors. You were sent to Ita Jima Specialist School. Gosh, that sounded good and maybe "Unk" took a liking to you and was going to put you through college without waiting for you to serve your hitch. When you got the word, you wrote Mom and Dad and told them •you were going to college and you'd tell them more in your next letter about what course you were going to take and how glad you were of the change of getting a college education without their having to work your way through. But that letter to Mom and Dad was a bit disappointing to all concerned. MOM AND Dad liked the Idea of their son, who kept writing home how he missed Mom's oornbread day you went out to the leprosy colony near Pusan and you wrote home of using some high-powered binoculars to see the lepers? You told of the beautiful setrllp the UN and the Korean population had made possible for the lepers — the beautiful buildings set back in mountains. You Korean doctor wrote who about could speak English and who tried to tell all the GIs about the colony. You couldn't get close 'enough to hear every word he said, but you caught enough of his conversation to write the folks about the great sacrifice the little old doctor was making, working with the lepers. On one of your days off you filled an entire letter to your family about the UN Cemetery in Pu- san filled with the graves of the boys who had lost their lives over there. All the boys arfe buried plots set off for their native countries and flags of all the UN nations flew over the cemetery. It was a sad sight, but the way those flags flew in the air, you told Mom, it was beautiful. THE POW Cemetery nearby was was kept as beatifully and you told Mom all about that too — and those frequent visits to the hospital, thinking there might be a boy from back home there and the boys never ceased searching. All days are the same over there. You keep writing home. Christmas, Sundays, they're all the same. 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