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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - July 21, 1955, Florence, South CarolinaIage1q-b the Florence morning news Florence. S. Florentine makes his own string musical instruments by Larry Cribb 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. 830 Waverly dr., who had an inborn love for musical instruments As a boy in Georgia but there was t a music teacher within 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 turned 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 a Fine musical instrument came when an italian violin teacher died in a Small Georgia town. The Man had not paid his hotel Bill 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 qual thursday morning. July 21.1951 cities of old violins. I Learned a lot about them from he said. As years passed he became More interested in making instruments and repairing them. "1 did most of this Type work that was done in Georgia. Then i moved to Florence in 1937 to work for tin Atlantic coast line Railroad and it was 13 years before i Loi Ched a violin in 1946 Smith took his son to found the broken pieces of that 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 by Cribb time i was entangled with the pared for bending. Many makers work and when that happens it s impossible to quit. So today i m still making them and repairing buy the ribs already Bent but Smith feels that he must do this work himself if lie is to get True finality. Just about As Many As 1 did be a the pieces Are then lined and fore. I be thought about for glueing onto the Mold several times but i just never Hie designs or inlays Are Cut out get around to doing he said Many hours of tedious work Kok the making of a Fine musical instrument Smith noted. The work can be divided into several Steps j first the maker must decide1 the Model and pattern he wants old instrument and begged father to fix it for him. His it unused my interest he recalled and i be to renew the thai i bad made Yean before. It was hard to get the materials and Tooh Neoe Esary to do the work but through everal Large music Lima in new York and Europe i finally managed to gel the material piece by in 1948 Smith joined the Flor ence symphony orchestra. He played three years m Ith them. This caused me to keep in con tact with Fine instruments. By this and the arching worked out. After the graduations arc finished i is then a matter of Workman said Smith. From i lie beginning it takes from 12 to j8 months before the instrument should leave the maker s shop. It s just like an Mold on which Ament will fitted is no will it to make h respond in the proper manner. A new instrument should lie played in by a Good said Smith. To use. Most modern instruments great masters. Next the ins Rumei selection or the Wood for the mole As Well As the instrument plays a very important part Smith pointed out. The Wood must to matched very carefully for the density and shape create the tone of the instrument. The Wood must he flattened Down and made perfectly True. The ribs sides Are then matched and pro a Man can t build a tone into an instrument unless he can i i hut tone in his mind. A Good maker knows Whyl he is looking or and an even belter one can it soon will be finished says Charles Smith As he examines a violin near completion beside him Ore a violin and cello which were made several years ago. Morning hews photo by Cribb Mullins National guardsmen gather around on 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 sgt. Charlesb. Gasque pfc. Tommy c. News of area servicemen vital statistics births As recorded by the Florence county health department. Deaths As recorded by lie Florence county health department. John b. Hanna july 8, red 3, Ake City. Mary Geneva Frost june 15, Ironce. William Thomas Squires july a w. Darlington St. Permits Frazier Walton sprawls Flor ence and Mary Ellen Williamson Kings Locc. Bernard Lynn pcs Blake Emporia va., and Carolyn Mae Mccann White sgt. Billy Herrelson m. Sgt. Lorry m. Permenter ski. William i. Rogers pfc James h. Squires sgt. Vernon r. Jones army instructor for the Camp and sgt. George Smith. Second Row pfc Mack Harrelson Sec James of. Huggs pee Ravenel Page it. Paul Jones and pfc Russell Harrelson. Pee Dee Sailor discharged from . Navy at Norfolk Emporia. A. Billy Max Mcgee Florence and Sudie Lavonne Allman Florence. As recorded by the county judge of probate. Robert Stanley Elk of Portland Maine and Jacquelyn Audrey Moore of Conway. Glyn Lee Ricks of Pantego. . And Martha Elizabeth Daniels of Atlantic. N. Joseph Jason Gordan of Scran on and Grade Mable Mccullough of Kings Locc. Augustine Spencer Cline and Mallio Eula Geffrey both of wins on Salem n. Calgy Woodbury and Irene Brown Cooper both o pos Lon. Cecil Edison Carraway and Caroyn Joyce Friar both of Effing lain. Ervin Carmichael Creel or. And Belle Hayes both of Pampli co. Vilna statistics for Florence cily county yesterday Ralph Shirle tary july 11, to or. And mrs. Henry single tiry jr., red 2, Effingham. Ernest Mckissick radioman Sec Ond Clas has been honorable Dis charged from the Navy at the receiving station in Norfolk a. He is the son of or. And mrs. Ernest Mckisick of 403 Noble St. Scheduled to return to the United states from France is Cpl Robert f. Bingham son of James c. Bingham of . Bingham was serving As a Meliv her of the 7839ih army unit. Sgt. Ii. Dutton has arved at Maison fort France after a recent visit with his Mother mrs. Mallie Parnell of Darlington. Taking part in project 572, an army technical services operation in the Arctic is pfc Avil birr John son son of or. And mrs. Dewilt Johnson of Darlington. He is a permits a. E. Clark 1007 s. Edison St., erect a Frame garage Jones and Wright construct a one family residence for or. And i mrs. Paul Williams. 612 camellia Mirele. Jones and construct a one family residence for j. Ii. Ice 1052 Beverly dr., Jones and Wright. Add two rooms o the residence of Harry Johnson Arlington Circle new Zion Baptist Church. 600 s1. Koug Fork. Addition to Church is. 000. A. Las Alden. 153 s. Guen a extend one room and porch to of House. Pfc Joe l. Davis jr., whose operation Gyroscope is sol. 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 b7th airborne regiment Al combat team As a part of Ziclinski. His wife Betty Mae lives in Dillon. He hat been in the army since 1948. Sgt. Robert l. Cole son of or. And mrs. Annis Cole of Cheraw is a member of the 40th ant i aircraft artillery brigade in Yoko Hama Japan. Pvt. Lonnie t. Turner of Brit clerk. 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 service company of the 168th in Gincer battalion As a company Duke . Nimkie hurler for the do Droit tigers is engaged to miss icy Sec Nan Michigan s peach Queen of Ernest Mckissick member of the is file quartermaster co. At fort Eustis a. Cadet Rcd e. Melati Lilin or. Has reached the half Way Mark in his training at the 105 general military science Reserve officers training corps summer Camp at it. Benning a. He is the son of or. And mrs. Fred e. Me Laughlin of Florence. With inc military advisory group in Korea is i pc Archie r. William son son of or. And mrs. Edward d. Williamson of Kingstree. Pfc Williamson entered the army in june. 1954. And completed his Basic training at Camp grand in a. From am to pm at the Post office trailways thru liners v at Mcleod infirmary admissions for july 19. 1955 Flossie Mae Johnson Timmons Grace Perry Florence Ville mrs. J. Jeffers jr., Florence Isabelle y. Broom Florence there s no music that can beat the sound of Happy laughter i95z mrs. Mayo Sims. Timmonsville mrs. Karl Mclind. Florence miss Iii ill Gordon Maggie Mcallister Effingham theron Williams , elem linger t. Holt. Odilie i me. Florence mrs. Billy Llos eoe. Hartsville a. Dray. Parlin Gimi mrs. David Cockfield. Lake City acidic until Lake City Odessa i be i am Licu mrs. M. 0. Heath Springs Kachel Swinton Timm Miville mrs. K. H. Kes for july in mrs. Wade h. Burr and Eliahy Florence mrs. Errol c. Suit and baby. Florence Grace Perry child1, flu Mirr. Sherry Lynn o Neal ice Olidar . Mrs. Odell pre scr Darlington Frank w. Stackley. Florence mrs. Mat lir s. Allulli a. Fuir Cnoc s. L. Lelih i s. Mull i Aih 11 ii. I Lumia mrs. ,1. L. Kin nil. Lamar i .1. Ii. Cal Lunay. Al Mem j. A. Chalcy Cades s. W. Morrill. Florence Isaac is Man Willie Warren jr., Darlington Isabelle v. Bronze Florenee cd icon is Lucr Mcfadden and Lake City Patricia Ann Mack ichild1, Flor nor John c. 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