The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 24, 1953 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 24, 1953
Page 9
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fHURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1953 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NIN8 News oi Men In the Service Pour Mississippi county «ervic» men >re serving with the 194th Regimental Combat team In Alaska. They are Pvt. Bobby J. Burns, son of Mrs. Gena Burns of Blytheville Pvt. Billy Bratton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Murl Bratton, Blytheville; Pvt. Melvin L. Allen, son of Mr and Mrs. Walter Allen of Leachville; and Pvt., James W. Bohannon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Bohannon of Ssc- eola. All four joined the army last May and received their basic training at Camp Roberts, Calif. [ Having completed a 20-week cour- i of instruction at a U. S. Naval Hospital Corps school. Robert F. Kirshner of Blytheville, will b« transferred to the U. 8. Naval Hospital, Chelsea, Mass., for duty. Pvt. James D. Elliot, son of Mrs. and Mr. Benjamin Elliot of Kennett is now serving with the Army's 6th Infantry Regiment in Berlin. He is ammunition bearer in Company D, and enter the army last April completing basic training at Ft..Bliss, Tex. Undergoing four weeks of individual combat training at the Marine Corp« base at Camp Pendleton, Calif is Marine PJc. Virgil Healey of I-eacheville. Before assignment there he completed 10 weeks of training at the Ban Diego Marine Corps Recruit Depot. IN GERMANY — Pfc. Johnny Glascock, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel L. Olascoek of Blytheville, is now serving with the Army in Germany. He recently finished leadership training school among top ten of his class. Marine Pfc. Bobby O. Wheat, »on of Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Wheat of Rector, Bout* 3, has completed an eight-week course at the Airman Prepatory School at the Naval training center at Jacksonville, Pla. Re entered the Marine Corps last April. Thomas E. Simpson, boilertnan third class, USN, of Blytheville, ar- in Long Beach, Calif., last aboard the USS leonard W, Mason after a tour of duty in the Far East. With Airship Squadron Pour at the U. S. Naval Air Facilities »t Elizabeth City, N. C., Is Ralph M. Ray, aviation machinist airman, USN, ion of Mr. and Mrs. William B. Ray of Blytheville. The squadron recently received in efficiency award for having the highest combatant standing of all air squadrons during 1953. flgt. Fred Armstrong. Jr., son of Mrs. Edna James, of Kennett, Mo., will be the "adopted father" of a Japanese orphan on Christmas day at Camp Fowler, Japan He is a member of the 50th Signal Batallion's Headquarters Company and entered the army in 1951. Billy R. Abbott, son of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Abbott of Caruthersville, Mo., recently was promoted to corporal while serving at the camp INFANTRY SCHOOL — Pvt. James L. Cassidy, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Cassidy of Blytheville, Is attending an infantry, training school at Ft. Benning, Oa. In service eight months, he was graduated from Blytheville High School and attended the University of Arkansas. Drake Replacement Depot in Japan. A training clerk at the depot, he | j ( has served at Camp Drake since last March. AIRCRAFT MECHANIC SCHOOL — .8,'Sgt. Johnny Fowler, son of Mrs. Jim Fowler of Blytheville, is now attending the Air Force Technical School for Aircraft Mechanics at Sheppard Air Force Base, Tex. He entered the Air Force in July, 1948. Howard N. Taylor, radioman sea man, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Taylor of Blytheville, Route 2, is spending the Christmas Holidays in Yokahama Japan, before re. txirning to the United States in February. 'Mr. and Mrs.Paul Cook of Dell. They will mark the festive season with special religious services, Christmas trees and decorations and the traditional feasts on Christmas and The New Years Day. AIRMAN—Michael C. Hughes, ton of Mr. and Mrs. Reginald IN KOREA — Now serving in Hughes of Blytheville, Route 1, Korea is Pvt. William E .Lott, is completing his basic airman son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Lott Indoctrination course at Lackland of Blytheville, Route 1. Air Force Base, Tex. Three Southeast Missouri and one Mississippi County servicemen will spend Christmas north of the 38th parallel in Korea on duty with the 45th infantry Division. They are, Pfc. Paul R. Shires, Jr. whose wife lives In Hayti, Mo., Cpl. Lew C. Thompson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lew C. Thompson of Steele, Mo., Pfc Harold O. Kennedy, son of Mrs. Edith Taylor of Holland, Mo., and Pfc. Charles E. Cook son of WARNING ORDER IN THE CHANCERY COURT, CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT. t,, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, •ft ARKANSAS, I Marie Huff, Pltf., • vs. No. 12,553 I Willie Huff, Dft. • The defendant, Willie Huff, Is I hereby warned to appear within P thirty days In the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Marie Huff. Dated ftis 7th day of December, 195J. SEAL QERALDINB L1STON, Clerk, By OPAL DOYLE, D.C. Claude P. Cooper, »tty. for pltf. Ed B. Cook, »tty. ad Htem. 13/10-17-34-11 Bo shallow li the lea between Japan and Korea that • comparatively slight upheaval of the bot- torn would enable an army to walk across dryshod. Automotive Hint The accuracy of a valve grind- Ing job on an automobile engine can be ascertained by dropping the valve into its seat. If it fails to bounce, improper grinding is indicated, since one that seats properly always will bounce back Pvt. Oble R. Nlckles, son of Wiley Nickles of Hayti, Mo., recently arrived in Korea for duty with the Tenth Corp's 13rd Engineer Combat Batallion. He will serve as a mechanic with the batallion which is now build- ipg and servicing roads and bridges In the tneth Corps area. Two Mississippi county men are now serving with the Second Infantry Division in Korea, the "Indian- head" Division which is now undergoing intensive post-truce training. Pvt. J. D. Kizzart, son of Mrs. Walter Kizzart. of Osceola and completed basic training at Camp Chaf- " ile Pvt. Wesley Galloway, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Galloway of Blytheville finished basic training at Ft. Knox, Ky. Hunter C. Sims of Blytheville, has been promoted to the rank, of Captain. He is sta tioned Medical Corps in many. with the Army Frankfort Ger- Elmer D. Richardson, airman first class son of Mrs. Birdie H. Richardson of Blytheville is being transferred to an overseas assignment. He is a dental lab-technician and was recently attached to the Kirkland Air Force Bast at Albuquerque, N. M. All the Kids Know Santa Claus But Now Meet 'Mrs. S. Clous' LOUISVILLE, Ky. Wl—All the kiddies know Santa Claus but it's time they met his wife. She's a jolly woman, well over 300 pounds, who plays the role because "she gets the blues around Christmas." And she's ever so busy, with stacks and stacks of toys to get ready for her husband to deliver tomorrow. Until yesterday, the boys and girls she talks to by telephone didn't know Mrs. Santa had another name—Mrs. Agnes Leveret. A reporter discovered her identity. He also learned she had been intercepting some of those thousands of letters that youngsters sent to Santa at the North Pole. She gets them from the dead-letter box at the main post office. Christmas, however, is a year- round job for Mrs. Leverett. For the past five years, she has been collecting all sorts of things to be Wrong Forty, Bur Who Cares DALLAS, Tex. W — It was time for the Christmas party at Mrs. J. W. Sanderson's kindergarten. The tree was up and trimmed. The kids were excited. The doorbell rang. Sure enough, it was a resplendent Santa Claus at the door. Mrs. Sanderson Was agreeably surprised, and the youngtsers were delighted, With a chance to relax, Santa and Mrs. Sanderson struck up a conversation. And, yep, Santa was at the wrong party. There are more than 100 Islands in the Shetlands, of which only a quarter are inhabited, according ;o the Encyclopedia Britannica. LITTLt LIZ— Most people ore pleosed to be given the key to the city, but don't oppreciote getting the gate. There is no lubstitute for. the age-old greeting we extend to our miny friends — MERRY CHRISTMAS! We Will Be Closed Dec. 25 & 26 GOFF HOTEL COFFEE SHOP Our very best wishes go out to you at this holiday season — along with our sincere thanks for your patron- age in the oast! We Will Be Closed Christmas Day Open Saturday, Dec. 26 THE RUSTIC INN BLYTHEVILLE raffled for a crippled children's hospital and collecting toys and food to give the needy. "I'm just a beggar. I get on the telephone and beg anything from anybody." She was begging yesterday for a television set for the palsy victims at a local school. A few hours later a dealer called to ask when he could deliver one—free. Mrs. Leverett and her husband are childless but they love children. A few years ago they drove seven carloads oi boys and girls to Santa Glaus, Ind., to see the Christmas activity there. It's difficult for Mrs, Leverett to get around now. "I can't stand up more than 10 minutes but I can sit down forever." She site, and she sews or crochets to make money for her favorite charities. Mrs. Santa doesn't expect to have much of a Christmas herself. "We can't afford it." She and her husband probably will treat themselves to a dinner in a restaurant. Meals are a problem for her anyway. It seems her refrigerator wore out four years ago. And Mrs. Santa never has been able to afford another. Cotton Kelt Cand he Blue Streak was running on schedule, as planned The shippers were nestled all snug in their beds And there wasn't a worry that danced through their heads For they knew when they left on their Christmas vacation That Cotton Belt service was best in the nation. When far down the track in the cold wintry night I caught the first glimpse of the Diesel's bright light I sprang to the platform to watch her come in. And warmed at the sight of the engineer's grin. His mind was alert and his vision was clear And I knew that those shippers had nothing to fear. His hand on the brake was so steadfast and strong I knew that those shipments would never go wrong. "We're rolling on time, boys!" 1 heard him exclaim There was pride in his voice as he called them by name. *Whoa Diesel, Whoa Tank Car, Whoa Boxcar, Caboose. We've work to get done—there can be no excuse For delaying the shipment of goodies and toys That bring joy and gladness to girls and to boys. So freight handlers, hurry and load up the train. The minutes are flying, we cannot remain." They sprang to position with lift truck and dolly And loaded the boxcars with presents so jolly. Their work was all done in the wink of an eye The train was all loaded and ready to fly. With a whoosh and a roar it sped off in the night In a minute or two it was clear out of sight And 1 said to myself as it raced down the line '* "Never worry, that Blue Streak will get there on time." <7 Approaching the dose of another year, we pause to weave into the happiness of Christmas time our appreciation for all the good will and cooperation that has been extended to us by our many friends and patrons. To everyone me send our wishes for a, joyous Christmas and a happy New Year. GUARD'S JEWEUIY STORE

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