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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - July 19, 1955, Florence, South CarolinaF age 10-b the Florence morning news Florence. S. Thursday morning. July 21.195s florentine makes his own string musical instruments by Larry crib morning news staff writer a florentine is now making musical instruments because he could t learn to play one when he was a child. He is Charles Smith. 8.10 Waverly dr., who had an inborn love for musical instruments As a boy in Georgia but there was t a music teacher Wilnin 40 Miles of his Home. Today some 36 years after Mak ing his first real violin Smith is regarded by Many As a maker of Fine musical instruments. I be Turner out about 14 since i passed the Cigar Box he said. His instruments include 11 violins two violas and one cello. His first Contact with n Fine musical instrument came when an italian violin teacher died in a Small Georgia town. The Man had not paid his hotel Hill and Smith was told he could have the instrument if he would take care of the Bill. After several years playing with a string band and repairing broken instruments he met Mays bad Gett a Germon violin maker in Atlanta a. They became Good friends and Smith would often go to his shop and discuss the qualities of old violins. I Learned n lot about them from he said. As years passed he became More interested in making instruments and repairing them. I did most of this Type work thai was done in Georgia. Then i moved to Florence in 1937 to work for Atlantic coast line Railroad and it was 13 years before touched a violin in 1946 Smith took son to hit Home in Georgia. The boy found the broken pieces of that old instrument and begged his father to fix it for him. This aroused my interest he recalled and i go to renew the contacts that i bad made years before. Ii was hard to get the materials and tools necessary to do the work but through several Large music in new York and Europe i finally managed to get the material piece by in 1948 Smith joined the Flor Enoe symphony orchestra. He played three years with them. This caused me to keep in con tact with Fine instruments. By this putting the inlay on one of the two violins which he is now making is Charles Smith. Most of his instruments Are made in this Back porch workshop. Morning news photo Fly Cribb Ime i was entangled with the pared for bending. Many makers buy the already Bent but Mullins National guardsmen gather around an m-47 tank at Camp Stewart ga., during Field Maneu vers which ended sunday for the tank Section of Headquarters and service company 263d tank battalion of mul Lins. From the left front Row Are sch Charles b. Gasque pfc. Tommy c. News of area servicemen White sgt. Billy Harrelson m. Sgt. Larry m. Permer Ter sgt. William e. Rogers pfc James h. Squires sgt. Vernon r. Jones army instructor for Camp and sgt. George Smith. Second Row pfc Mack Herrelson Sec James f. Muggins pee Ravenel Page it. Paul Jones and pfc Russell Harrelson. Vital work and when that happens it s possible to quit. So today i m still making them and repairing lust about As Many As i did he Smith feels that he must do this work himself if he is to get Irue Quality. Statistics pee Dee Sailor discharged from . Navy at Norfolk Curtiis As recorded by the Florence county health department. Deaths As recorded Liy the Florence county health department. John b. Hanna july 8, kid 3, Lake City. Mary Geneva Frost june 15. Inc acc. Worked marriage permits Inu me us. After the graduations arc finished Frazier Walton sprawls. Flor sell i is then a matter of and Mary Kllc Williamson. Slate the pieces arc lined and Ore. I be thought about quitting arc Pard for glueing onto the Mold several limes but i just never i he designs or inlays Are Cut out11-1, 344 w. Darlington i. Get around to doing he said my the Llano hours of tedious work girl nto the making of a Fine musical Smith noted. The work said Smith can be divided1 into several Steps. First the maker must decide he Model and pattern he wants 0 use. Most modern instruments Reat masters. Next the Mold on which lie instrument will fitted is made. Selection of the Wood for the Mold is Well As the instrument plays 1 very important part Smith Point 3d out. The Wood must be matched Ery carefully for the density and jape create the Lone of the instrument. The Wood must be flattened Down and made perfectly True. The ribs sides Are then matched and prel Ron the beginning it takes from 12 to in months before he instrument should leave the maker s shop. It s just like an unruly boy. You be got to hike Lime ill Umler stamping with in to make it respond in the proper manner. A new instrument should be played in Liy a Good said Smith. A Man can t build a tone into in instrument unless lie can hear hat tone in his mind. A Good maker knows what he is looking for and an even belter one can Ernest Mckissick radioman Sec Ond Das has been honorable Dis charged from the Navy at the William Thomas Squires Stalion in Norfolk a. I lie is the son of or. And mrs. Ikon Cost of 403 Noble St. Scheduled to return to the United its from France is Cpl Robert it Ingham. Son of James c. Kingsl rce. Bernard a looks Blake Emporia. Bingham of . Cpl. A. And Carolyn Emporia a. Billy Max Mcgee Florence and ludic Lavonne All Man Florence. As recorded by the county judge of probate. Hubert Stanley Kkt of Portland Maine and Jacquelyn Audrey Moore of Covay. Glyn Lee Ricks of Pantego . And Martha Elizabeth Daniels of Atlantic n. Joseph Jeason Gordan of Scran ton and Gracie liable Mccull Hiigli of Kings Locc. Augustine Spencer Cline and Martha Kula Geffrey both of wins Ion Salem n. Calgey and Irene Brown Cooper both of Poston. C evil Edison Carraway and Caro j Lyn Joyce Friar both of offing Ham. I Ervin Creel or. And Faye Belle Hayes both of Pampli co. J vital statistics for Florence City-1 Connly yesterday Ralph Iii Glenary. July 11. To mr.1 and mrs. Henry singltary jr., red 2. Effingham. Ill lying pm units a. K. Clark 1007 s. Edisto St. Erect a Frame garage Jones and Wright construct a one family residence for or. And mrs. Paul Williams f.12 camellia Circle. Jones and Wright construct a one family residence for j. H. Rice 10m Beverly or. Junes and Wright add two rooms to the residence of Harry Johnson. Arlington Circle new Baptist Church. 600 x. Rough Fork. Addition to Church. A. Has leu. S. Fuorry St. Extend one room and porch to rear of House. Mae Mccann i Bingham was serving As a Mem Ber of Hie 78.19th army unit. Sgt. H. Dulton has arrived at Maison fort France after a recent visit with his Mother mrs. Maltie Parnell of Darlington. Taking part in project 572, an army technical services operation in the Arctic is pfc Wilbur John son son of or. And mrs. Dewitt Johnson of Darlington. He is a pfc Joe l. Davis jr., whose operation Gyroscope is sgt. John father lives at 1703 Carolina ave., Hartsville is a member of the in corps in Japan. He is a radio operator in the corps 4th signal co. Scheduled to Fly in mid july from Japan to fort Bragg n. C., with the 187th airborne regiment Al combat team As a part of Zielinsky. His wife Betty Mae lives in he has been in the army since 1948. Sgt. Robert l. Cole son of or. And mrs. Annias Cole of Cheraw is a member of the 40th anti aircraft artillery Patna Japan. Tons neck is supporting his Bat Talion s baseball team according to reports from fort Campbell by. Turner played quite a bit of Ball before entering the army. He is assigned to Headquarters and Brigadin Yoko service company of the 168th in a Jinever battalion As a company pvt. Lonnie t. Turner of Brit clerk. Ernest Mckissick today see them from am to pm at the Post office trailways soon will be finished says Charles Smith As he examines a violin near completion. Beside him Are a Viola violin and cello which were made several years ago. Morning news photo by crib Luke Maas. Rookie hurler for the timers is to miss Reeman. Michigan s peach Queen of member of the in file Quarter most j it co. At foil Eustis. A. Cadet a my e. Melaughlin or. Has readied the half Way Murk in his training at Hie 195 general military science Reserve officers training corps summer comp at it. Benning a. He is the son of or. And mrs. Fred e. Ale Laii Guhlin of Florence. I with the military advisory group in Korea is pfc Archie i. William i son. Son of or. And mrs. Williamson of Kingstree. Pfc Williamson entered the army in june. 1954. And completed his Basic c training at Camp Grodon. A

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