The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 15, 1942 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 15, 1942
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 1942 BLVTHEVILLB (ARK.), COUUIEU NEWS Wife and 5 Children Scuttle The Budget PAGE PIVB (LDP)— A borrower complained that a Farm Security Administration supervisor had erred in making out u budget for him. "It- doesn't allow enough for food," he declared. • Lon- about two months ugo food supplies 1401 .skimpier and .skim pit-v. Until then I was eating all right." Investigation showed that th<* borrower, "long about two months ago" innrried a children. U.S. Has Commandos-Plenty Tough **'* ••» * * „, *#* U. S. Marines' Amphibious Corps Is Traiunl For Slashing Attack widow BV DAVENPORT STEWARD NEA Service Stall Correspondent ATLANTA, Ga.—They don't call them American Commandos, but that's what the men of the U. S. Marines' Amphibious Corps really are. These Marine landing parties, trained not for defense, but for slashing 1 attack, are virtually the Admission Always llc-23c Phone 42 Box office oi»ens 7; show starts 7:30 WEDNESDAY Gary Cooper £ Jean Arthur in— 'The PliiasnaiT Comedy and News with live \ same type of troops as the famed ' British Commandos. To a public hungry tor news of what our armed forces are doing, Uie U. S. Marines point with un- bashful pride to their amphibious organizations. Ever since the President announced the state of lim- iied emergency in 1940, the Marine Corps has been training special troops as an assault forc3. Today theyre read;-. These "American Commandos" are tough — make no mistake about it. They're trained in everything from jiu-jitsu to the toughest major offensive. If the enemy doesn't want to play according to Marquis of Queensberry rules, i then the Marines will play his way— only better. For close-in fighting, they're taught to use either razor-edged knives or bayo- Thursday, VICTORY NITE A Defense Bond "Wills.all my heart I still love Ihe man I killed . . ." KETTE DAVIS in \1 with Herbert Marshall, James Slephenson. Shorts and News Bargain Matinees Every Day Ex cept Saturday & Sunday. Show Every Nig'ht 7 : (>o Box OITice opens G:45 Continuous Shows,Sat. ai>d Sm. Listen to KLCN 9:00 a.m., 12:'15 p.m., 4:3(1 Wednesday & Thursday ' jttfjtf'-'f-i '* / .M liargain Night Every Night Saturday. Show'Every Nipht 7:00 Box Office Opens fc:45 Continuous Shows'Sat. & Sun. Last Times Tonight nets; they're taught to use knees, thumbs and feet if no weapons are left to them. "There's nothing the British Commandos have that he haven't got," declares Major Meigs O. Frost, Marine Corps public relations officer for the South. "In fact, a substantial share of American-made landing party equipment has been going in a steady stream to the British for many nonths." Roughly, the Amphibious Force is divided into two organizations —the Atlantic 'and the Pacific Amphibious Corps. Included in each corps are sea soldiers, infantry, Marine aviation squadrons, Marine mechanized units and para- marines, as the Marine Corps parachute troops are called. No longer arc landings effected only by open whaleboats, as was formerly the case. Tdoay the Marines land dryshod under cover of a smoke screen with all the most modern equipment of blitz warfare. The Marine amphibians are separate from other units of the Marine Corps in that the men are all highly trained specialists in sabotage and sudden death. Like all Marines, they must go through "boot" camp at Parris Island, S. C., or San Diego. Cal., but there the similarity ends. After six weeks of this basic training, potential parachutists nvn qn.if » r\ T -T \--n1l n«'C;f TM T fnv Ul<~ OWLlO k*J i^fciiV»-».A*.4i OL, J.«. U., .fcU* further training and toughening; the rest of the men selected for these outfits either continue at San Diego or are sent to New River, N. C, Paramarines are trained to step out of planes at extremely low altitudes. . Each man is armed with pistol, knife and sack of hand -grenades; each man knows how to cut high-tension wires safely, how to wreck complicated machinery; how to demolish bridges and buildings; and how to fight his way out of a tough spot. Along a 20-mile stretch of beach in Onslow County, N. C., and along a once-populous beach near San Diego, the Marines are again shouting: "Landing party awa-a-a-a-y!" That's the command, say the Marines, that will open the road to Tokyo; the command that will reestablish U. S. Marines on Wake Island. It's the command that sinoe 1776 has sent Leathernecks charging up beaches from Tripoli to Bataan. It will come after planes have cleared the sky of enemy aircraft, as big guns of the fleet pulverize enemy positions inshore and bombing planes roar ahead to support landing parties. First will come the speedy patrol boats, zigzagging in at upward of 50 miles an hour. Just off he beach, they'll swing to port and starboard and begin to spew MEET IRE First Honors In Literary And Track Meet Awarded Harrison School Richard 13. Harrison Negro School placed first in the litcniry and field meet of Mississippi County Negro schools held here Friday. The local students amassed a total of 18 points to lend in Division I and to outrank all schools in Division II and III. Cnrson with 14 pohiLs led the schools in Division 11, that Is schools which have three, tour or five teachers Gricier wis in second *^ A( Ark ,, < UP) -There will place with 12 points and Burdette bc no ipoUt coimty grjmd j fll third wllh nine. Ule A|)rll scsslcm ' of clrcull court The meeting, scheduled to be held according to an announcement by Absent-Minded Professor Acquires A Running Mate FINDLAY, O. (UP)—Here's one about aii absent-minded college- publicity director. Van Saul, Findlay College publicist and ferry-pilot of the "College Clipper," a large automobile used to transoprt the college's basketball squad to out-of-town games, took the boy to Bowling Green for a game. He woke up at home the next morning and remembered that, by accepting a rldn back to Findlay with friends, he'd left the "clipper" —and the team—stranded in Bowling Green. Won't Call Grand Jury For Polk Circuit Court necessitate calling the jury. . To meet our plane procl action program—60,000 planes this year and 125,000 in 1943—will require 80,000,000 square feet of factory floor space this year and 180,000,000 more next year. Automotive plants will provide much of this space. The sketch above shows artist William Derbins' concept*"" <>f "* Marine Corps amphibious force under lire. The battleships oil's ho re have shelled the enemy positions, i'rom which smoke pom's at Wtilkcr Park, was held ut Harrison school because of inclement weather. There were 1500 pupils I present from 25 schools. Special features of the meet were the presentation of a medal to Lettie Holclen, who was recently retired from teaching after 4(i years of service in the schools of Crittenden and Mississippi Counties, and a 7f>-voic? chorus singing "Any Bonds Today?" under direction of W. S. Barabln. Complete results in the literary meet of Division One are as follows: writing'—Blythevllle, Armorel, Wilson; manuscript—Blythevllle, Armorel, Wilson; girls' glee club—Os- ceolu, Blythevllle, Wilson; , rhythm band—Blythevllle. Osceola, Armorcl; male quartet—BlytheviUe, Wilson, Osccola, In Division Two, results were: writing—Cnrson, Burdette, Grlder; manuscript—Carson, Burdette. Gri- dcr; action song—Carson, Grlder, Birdsong; quartet—Burdette, Car- Sheriff Robert Hunter. 'Prosecuting Attorney Boycl Tack-, ctt and Circuit Judge Minor Milwee have said no special conditions have arisen that would Start The Day With— 7-DAY COFFEE A Maxwell House product) blended by Maxwell House. Regular Pi ice 1 Ib. 25c 3 Ibs. 69c (WaLch for week-end Special) Exclusive at— Pickard's Grocery 1044 CittckKKUwba I'h. cither side. In the foreground, "Eureka"' boats, run up on the beach, disjjorfje troops who fan out as skirmishers. They are supported hy lishl tanks, seen rolling oil' Ihe "crocodile" lank Hchincl the smoke screen in center can be seen more speedy landing; bouts, streaking I'or the shore. Overhead roar fiffhier and bumhcr planes. out a smoke screen. Through this will race "Eureka" boats, loaded with infantrymen. Under their own power, these boats skid mil of the water. From them, Marine landing parties fan out in line of skirmishers. As the infantry rushes up the beach, seeking to cut its way through barbed wire and other obstacles, "crocodile" boats or tanks lighters rain ihe beach and 13 V-: ton tanks, guns blazing, roll ashore with supporting armored curs and 75 mm. artillery. "SEAGOING" TANKS ADD HEAVY 1>UN 7 C1I Behind the tanks and artillery come the "alligators," those amphibian tractors that take deep water, marsh, pavement and forest in their stride. They "swim" in under their own power, bringing men 6r supplies. Meanwhile the transport planes are roaring overhead, with parachute troops tumbling out by scores or hundreds. Behind the 'chutists came their 'chute-borne anti-tank gun.'; and machine guns. From the planes, artillery observers radio the Navy offshore the range and location of strong points which landing parties have been unable to crack. That's ihe Marines' pattern for paving the road to Tokyo. .son, Dell; solo—Carson, Gridcr, Burdette* In Division Three, results were: writing—Nodcna, Victoria, Promised Land; manuscript—Promised Land. Clear Lake, Evadalc; solo—ClieUord, Calumet, Promised Land; action song—Hlghtowcr, Promised Land, Hickman; duct—Victoria, Chelford, Ncdcna. Results of the athletic meet in till divisions were as follows: 50- yard dash, intermediate boys—Ar- morcl, Blythevllle, Wilson; 50- yard dash, high school boys—Odder, Blythcvllle. Burdette; 50-yard dnsh, Intermediate girls—Wilson, Osceola, Gridcr; 50-yaid dash, high school girls—Nodcna, Gridcr, Promised Land. For the three point program for 1941-42 based on the meet, tournament and fair, best points were made by Carson, Armorcl and Wilson. One of ttfc Marine CoiTte' ife ''ulHgator" tanks, also *-known as "marsh waU.-rs," pictured 'travelings-over an expanse of soggy, gray ooze that would boy down a horse atlfl biigKy, to say nothing of a multi-tonned tank. 'HIGHLIGHTS FROM LATEST BOOKS Comrdy Thursday & Friday Army's Flying Brothers Have Shipboard Reunion ST. Louis (Q:P)—Two brothers from Webster Grove. Mo., a St.' Louis suburb, were both in the Army Air Corps r.nd both en route to Australia, but they didn't meet until they were on .siiipboard and under way. . They were Robert C. and Richard Sclbert. They had been in San Fancisco for more than a week before they embarked and mot while- strolling- on the deck the first day out of port. Robert, 27, had been .stationed at Fort Wayne, Ind., until he was ...... . . , , , 1H shipped west. His brother, 24, With plain words and s Lone-cold , tralned a( . 6hci)yal . d Ficld South Explained For All Americans before lie Francisco. entrained for San The gasoline known as ''100- cctane" and: used almost exclusively in U. S. wnrplancs gives this country's armed forces a wide edge in flying power, it makes possible more powerful engines; gives our air force faster planes, and faster rate of climb. CHICKASAW West Main Nemr 21st St. Prices alwayg lie and 22o -'at. starts 12:45; Sun. starts 1:45 Night shows 6:4v Continuous show: Sat. and Sun. Tuesday & Wednesday BUDDY NIGHT 2 for the price of 1 'Black Diamonds' —with— Richard Arlcn and Andy Dcvinc- All Star Comedy—"Please To Mitt You." Thursday & Friday DOUBLE FEATUBE Two features for the price of one lie and 22c Box office opens 5:4J>—show starts 6:00 p. m. 'ftondie Plays Cupid Screen rUy. W. Scf.t D,v!,n.g O.^W Story. EHc Tjy Dueled by ERIG C KENTON Produced by GEORGE WAGGNER A UNIVERSAL PICTURE Selected Shorts. —with— Penny Singleton as BInndic, Arthur Lake as Dagwood, and Larry ; Simms as Baby DumpHng. —ALSO— 'They Met In Argentina' —with— Maureen O'Uara and James Ellison. Also—Universal News. facts, Virginias Dabmy sets out to | prove in "Below the Futomac" • (Applcton-Century: S3), that the South never was tlie land of; "mockingbirds. magnolias and j mammies," and today is no "back- [ ward land, incredibly sleazy and I down-at-heel, inhabited by dcgen- j crates drooling tobacco juice." j And the famed Richmond cdi- i tor makes his point, in 'one of the i most sensible bcoks written about i the former .states of the Confederacy. It should open some eyes Rnd close some critical mouths. north of the Mason-Dixon line. \ The South should bc happy for i .such an intelligent interpretation, j In 12 chapters. Dabney dis- '. cusses—and stops to grind a few' axes—politics, Dixie and the New Dc?l. voting restrictions, education, civil rights, the Negro and the future of the states which contain so much ofc the nation's resources and citizen power. Generally, he finds the Roosevelt administration more than did right by the South; barriers lo the ballot still ore a .scourge in some .st;U.c.s; education is on the upgrade with much distance to climb; civil liberty often depends upon who .socks to exercise it. and the southern Negro today i.s in a better civil but worse economic condition. Dabney docs an enlightening job of explaining the rise of Huey Long—"a hungry man can hardly be expected to attach much importance to his right of free .speech, if the only answer to hi.s pleadings i.s that "he is still free to criticizs those who deny it to him." Among southern politicians whom Dabney lists as possible but not probable .successors to Long arc Governor Talmadgc of Georgia, and Senators Q'Daniel of Texas and Reynolds of North Carolina. As for ihe future. "tho South must have the kinetic force to build for the future, and the lei- 5i:re to enjoy the edifice aft'r it ^is done; it must be a wholly American South, a South of liberty and learning, of human dig- nily nncl devotion tj democracy," Tex., CARD OF THANKS We wish to express our appreciation for the kindness shown us during our recent bereavement, and thank everyone for the beautiful flowers. C. H. Whatlcy, Husband And Children Mr. and Mr.s J. R. Coleman. Cars SPECIAL SALE Thursday Through Saturday! EXTRA SET OF TIRES WITH EACH CAR! 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