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The Way It Was: Fireman injured in fall from engine; Local corporal named Oustanding Woman Marine

The Way It Was: Fireman injured in fall from engine; Local corporal named Oustanding Woman Marine

February 12th, 2018 by Vivian Osborne in Texarkana News

POPULAR GROUP—Country and western music will entertain late afternoon and evening guests today at Coker Buick Co.'s open house. Music will be provided by Mel Beel and the Ramblers, well known in the Texarkana-Shreveport area. Their performance will begin at 5 p.m. The group is composed of (left to right) Dennis Morgan, Lawrence "Moose" Morehead, Mel Beel, Jim Evans and Curley Walston.

These are some of the stories reported by the Texarkana Gazette this week in history: 



Feb. 12, 1908: 

Typewriting and adding machine experts are in town

Mr. H.D. DeLaney, of the firm of DeLaney & Reynolds, of Dallas, Texas, is in town for the purpose of repairing, cleaning, etc., all makes of typewriting, writing or adding machines. Now is a splendid opportunity to have your work done at home and at a minimum of cost. They are well known for their work from Kentucky to Texas. Call up Southern Hotel or phone 14.

Feb. 13: 

People you know

Rev. J.E. Bridges and family have moved from 10th and Hickory streets to the Manley residence, corner or Garland and 13th streets.

Dr. H.R. Webster and Ticket Agent E.C. Durham spent yesterday afternoon near Mandeville, shooting quail. They found only a few, however, and succeeded in killing only five.

Feb. 14: 

Fireman injured in fall from engine

Clarence Letcher, fireman, on the Iron Mountain local between here and Malvern, fell from his engine yesterday and was painfully though not seriously hurt about the back and hips. He will be laid up for repairs for several days. The injured man has rooms at Mr. Bigger's residence on Walnut Street.

Feb. 15: 

New Restaurant to open on Front Street

Mrs. Gallagher, who formerly conducted the Rose Bud Restaurant on State Line Avenue, has taken a lease on a lot of Front Street just west of the Huckins and is having a one-story brick building erected thereon. We understand Mrs. Gallagher will open a restaurant in the new building as soon as it is completed.

Feb. 16: 

Important city meeting is tonight

Don't forget the meeting at the Forman hall tonight. Be sure to attend and do your part in pushing forward the interests of Texarkana. We are requested to state that while definite action will be taken on the matter of grading and graveling State Line Avenue, there are other subjects of importance to the city that will probably be taken up and discussed.

Feb. 17:

High school makes plans for Washington's birthday

We understand the East Side High school is arranging an excellent program for Washington's birthday—Feb. 22. Mr. Will Steel, Texarkana's peerless young Cicero, will be orator of the day. His subject will be 'The Message of the Stars."

Feb. 18:

Critic's Corner

It does not matter how big you may be, nor how good nor how religious you are, nor how bad nor how fierce you think you are, you are certainly making a bad mistake whenever you permit the idea to possess you that you are "IT."



Feb. 12, 1968: 


Guests in the home of Mrs. Maude King, 427 Robinson Courts, this week have been two sons, Boyce Campbell of Detroit, Texas, and William W. Campbell with Mrs. Campbell and the couple's two daughters, Lynn and Sandy, all of Hurst, Texas. Also visiting were Mrs. Roger H. Lawson and daughter, Nancy Ann, with Miss Lawson's fiancé, Gary Battonfield, all of Lake Charles, La.

Feb. 13:

Sweetheart banquet to be held at Linden-Kildare

LINDEN, Texas—The Junior-Senior Sweetheart Banquet, sponsored annually by the First Baptist Church, will be held Feb. 17 at the Linden-Kildare High School Cafetorium. Mrs. Robert Hamilton will serve as general chairman. Theme for the program will be "Moonlight and Roses." Jimmy Buckland will be master of ceremonies.

Feb. 14:

Candidate John Hill stops here

John Hill, who resigned as Texas Secretary of State when he announced as a candidate for governor three weeks ago, was in Texarkana briefly Tuesday afternoon meeting with representatives of the press. Since last Tuesday, Hill has been in 37 Texas counties starting at Beaumont and moving up through East Texas. Just before coming to Texarkana, he visited in Atlanta, and from here, he went to Paris, Texas. His route will take him to Bonham, Denton and Dallas with stops along the way, and from there, south. He said by the end of 30 days, he will have covered the state. Hill plans to return to Texarkana at a later date for a reception to meet the people.

Feb. 15: 


Ronald R. Plum, former Texarkana College student, has received his BBA degree in accounting from Texas A&M University and has accepted a position with a petroleum company in Bartlesville, Okla. He is married to the former Linda Sue Pitts of Atlanta and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Plum of Queen City.

Feb. 16:

Local woman named Outstanding Woman Marine

Cpl. Carolyn S. Anderson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Anderson of Texarkana, has been selected as the Outstanding Woman Marine at El Toro Base, Santa Ana, Calif. Cpl. Anderson was honored with a surprise visit by her parents on the television show "Truth or Consequences" in observance of the Woman Marine Corps' 25th anniversary on Feb. 12.

Feb. 17:

City: No definite plans to replace ambulance service

Mayor Neal Courtney said that Texarkana, Texas, would not be without ambulance service, though he said no defininte plans had been made for a replacement. Birtcher, owner of the service, said he considered his announcement as final and that as soon as the city makes arrangements for another ambulance service, he would discontinue serving Texarkana, Texas. "I will continue to provide service to the city of Texarkana, Ark., and to Miller and Bowie counties as long as the requirements for my service exist," Birtcher said.

Feb. 18:

Red Cross spends nearly $45 million on armed forces

The Red Cross spend $44.6 million helping the nation's armed forces and veterans in fiscal year 1967, according to the organization's annual report.

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