Cumberland Sunday Times from Cumberland, Maryland on October 15, 1944 · Page 7
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Cumberland, Maryland
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Sunday, October 15, 1944
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SUNDAY/TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD., SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1944 I Eisenhower ' t forces seeking out' and penetrating j (he weak spots of his.defenses from I all other directions, his utter defeat _even If not; yet definitely jn sight -Is certain, '' -With high 1 ' Courage'" let "us redouble our efforts-and multiply the jury of our blows'so we the more quickly may.recross the seas to our homeland wtth the glorious word jhat the last enemy stronghold has Fallen, and-wlth the proud knowl- | edge of having done in our tune our I duty to our beloved country." THE STORY Of DUCKWORTH XXVII The Allies were now holding one- third of the Italian peninsula, the British advancing up the east coast vv|iiSe the Americans were contest- ins every foot of the ground up the west coast—both driving along the roads toward Rome. While burdened with the tremendous responsibilities of these actions, we find General Eisenhower the same strong but genial ISe in his contacts with his generals and soldiers at the frorvt and his staff back at headquarters. His human qualities never deserted him even in the greatest crises. General Ike had witnessed the battle of Salerno, arriving there by land, sea, and plane from his African headquarters. He left headquarters in a Flying Fortress and boarded a British ship which took him to Italy. There he went ashore in an American PT boat and then traveled around by jeep. .While_.a'iJh_.Gcneral Clark he found himself under tHrecTTIre:—A German mortar shell whined over their heads and landed a short distance away. He was again under fire at the battle of Voltumo. His men were used to seeing him conferring with their chiefs at advance field headquarters amid the screaming of shells and" roar of bursting bombs. . "• -' . : Throughout the Sicilian and Italian campaigns the general never forgot the welfare of his troops and no problem was too small for him. He visited an army show and commended the actors. When he heard of a proposed visit of the all-star baseball teams he wired, "I not only want those warns but I insist that they stay over for 30 days." Neither did he lose touch with his family. A letter from home told him his brother Milton was offered the 'post as president of .Kansas State College. He wrote back, "A large part of the kind of peace achieved after this war rests on the principles laid down in America's schools." * • • General Elsenhower is a man who considers no task too small if he feels he should do it. He received a letter in Italy from a small St. Louis boy who had been appointed by his classmates and teacher to write to the general. The lad told him how they were writing to follow parishioners of the Assumption School on the battlefronts. The general Immediately lent back a reply: ... I am sure that in writing regularly to soldiers in the service you and your schoolmates are doing a very fine thing and one which you may be sure is definitely contributing towards the winning of this war , . ,.',' Another epic in the warmhearted Ration Roundup Meats, fats, et£.—Book Four red stamps AS through ZS and A5 through K5 valid indefinitely. No more will be validated un^til Oct. 29. Processed -foods—Book Pour blue stamps AS through Z8 and AS through R5 valid indefinitely, No more will be validated .until-Nov. i. •Sugar—Book Four stamps 30 through 33 valid indefinitely for five pounds each. Stamp 40 good for five' pounds for home canning through Feb. 28, 1945. .. Shoes—Book Three airplane stamps 1 and 2 good indefinitely. A new stamp will be validated Nov. 1 and be good indefinitely with the others. Gasoline—In northeast and southeast, 11-A coupons good for three gallons through Nov. '8. Elsewhere 13-A coupons in new book good for four gallons through Dec. 21. B-4, C-4, B-5 and C-5 coupons good everywhere for five gallons. Fuel oil—Old Period Four and five coupons valid throughout current heating season. New Period One coupons also valid now. and throughout heating season. personal approach of General Eisenhower is the story of Duckworth, a dog, arid his two fighter-pilot masters. Lieut. Harold Taff and Lieut. Richard East had brought the dog to,Africa with them,'taking the lit- tle'spaniel on the long voyage across on a troopship. One day Lieutenant East failed to return from a mission. His parents were .duly notified that he was missing. They dispatched a letter to General Eisenhower, asking if the dog could be sent home to them. The general commanded immediate compliance with the request. Just prior to the dog's' departure he ' learned that the co-master, Lieutenant Taff, was alive and also wanted the dog. This information came to him in a letter from General Spaatz. Ike quickly sent the following letter to Lieutenant East's parents: . "It is learned that the dog, Duckworth, belonged jointly to Lieutenant East and his best friend, Lieutenant Taff. Lieutenant East was killed in action April '4. His plane and grave were located after our forces moved into the Tunis area. The loss of his best friend deeply affected Taff. The commanding oi- flcer of the fighter group brought Talf with the dog to the airplane. Taff was heartbroken at the thought of losing his dog, and wanted to spend every possible minute with him until the plane took off. He placed him In the plane and carefully tied him. He left the plane Just before the take-off. Colonel West had been waiting in his car to take Taff back to quarters, but Taff was seen , to thank him and walk away from the car to an adjoining field. "Under the circumstances, and in particular in view of the statement that the dog was jointly owned by your son and his best friend, and especially as Taff has shown strong affection for the dog, I believe you will agree with me it would be unwise to return the dog to you as requested. "The friendship of a dog is pre- cious, it becomes even more so if on* is so far. removed from home as:we are in Africa. I'have a Scotty. In him I find consolation and diversion. For me he is the one 'person' to whom I can talk without the conversation turlng back to the.war. Duckworth is performing" a patriotic service. I respect the quality of war friendship shown by Taff for the dog. I am confident you. and Mrs. East will'.view the situation similarly despite your natural and understandable desire' to have with you this close companion of your gallant son.who died for his country on the field of battle." These and many other stories are told about General Ike as the campaign was waged in Italy. Throughout the autumn days and early winter of 1943, while the Allied Armies were fighting their way toward Rome, against tempests and floods as well as a heavily barricaded and intrenched enemy, Ike never lost his intimate touch with his soldiers. Continued next* Sunday County School Head Appointed by O'Coiior Annapolis, Md., Oct. 14 (/P) — Frank Day, superintendent of education of Queen Anne's county, was today appointed to the Commission of Research and Education of the State Board of Natural Resources by Governor O'Conor. Day succeeds Dr. Julian D. Cor- rlngton of Washington College, Chestertown, who resigned recantly, the Governor said.. . Other members of the commission are Dr. Llc-yd M. Bertholf of Western Maryland College, Dr. Errwst N. Cory of Maryland tJniversity, Dr. B, H. Wlllier of Johns Hopkins University and Harold B. Bassett, a resident of Crisfield. Dr. Reginald V. Trultt is director of the Research and Education Department and heads the Chesapeake-Bay Biological Laboratory at Solomons. Rotvlesburg Bible Class Has Birthday Party Honor Three Members At Trinity Methodist Church and Plan for Hallowe'en Rowlesburg,, W. Va., Oct. 13—The Ladies' Friendly Bible Class met on Thursday evening in the social room of Trinity Methodist Church, and honored the birthdays of Mrs. Lester Chambers, Miss Marie Serafino, and Miss Doris Ashburn. Plans were made and committees appoint- td for the annhal Hallowe'en masquerade social to be held on Friday night, October 27. After the business session, a program was presented and refreshments served. Two new members were added to the class, Mrs. Myrtls Graves and Mrs. Sophia ahaner. Others present were Mrs. Ada Nine, Mrs. Bernlce Funk, president and secretary, respectively; ; Mrs, Rose Carrico, Mrs. Dola Dever, Mrs. Lulu McMillen, Mrs. Nell Miller, Mrs. Etta Ashenfelter, Mrs. Amanda Myers. Mrs. Addle Pierce, Mrs. Ada Seraflno, Mrs. Murial Knotts, Mrs. Grace Chambers, Mrs. Jessie Wolfe, Mrs. Jessie Ashburn. Mrs. Ercie Shaffer, Mrs. Wotrlng, the latter of Cumberland, Md.; Mrs. Hazel Wright, Mrs. Thelma Watkins, Mrs. May Myers. Mrs. Maude Lee, Mrs. Orpha Shaffer, Mrs. Rhea Mayne, Mrs. Cozad, ' Mrs. Leila Whitehair,' Willa Mae Kimble, Lee Anna Chambers, .Jean Chambers, Barbara Jean Bolyard, Mrs. Bessie Gofr, Dortha Chidester, Elma Messenger, Joyce Mayne and Mary Jo Ashenfelter. The Ladles' Faithful Bible Class Of St. Paul's Methodist Church met Thursday evening in the home of John Felty, with Mrs. Jessie Nine as hostess. A brief business session was held and a social fol- \ TWO CLecks Are Better Than One t > Every ingredient . . . every step in the compound- ins of the medicine . . . are double-checked to assure unvarying accuracy, iu the drugs and in the weights and measures. There can be no "margin for error" because the efficacy of the medicine . . . sometimes life, itself . . . depends upon pinpoint precision. Our double-checking guarantees that accuracy. Five Conveniently Located Store* To Serve You Quickly Ford's Drug Stores 54 N. Centre St. 236 Baltimore Ave. 3 East Main St.. 69 Baltimore St. 24 S. Lot St i Frostburf, Md. A memory sketch from an.actual front, by Clifford Softer, A. F. S. TEJ MINUTE BREAK MINUTES of rest in the forward advance. Men from the States sprawled in the sunlit grass. Thoughts of home and gossip of battle. The big Dodge truck ready for action while the men await the signal for another push. CHRYSLER CORPORATION ?lYMOl)TH . DODGE . DESOTO « CHRYSLER JOIN THE AT TACK— BUY MORE WAR BONDS Hager, Mrs. Marjr»r*t D-tyfe. Mr?. Bertie May, 'Mrs. MinnJ* N«gle, Mr. Leota Nine, Mrs. Lulu Mayden, Mrs. Pearl LJpscomb, Mrs. Cftllie Heath, Mrs. Lottie Huffman, Mrs. Anns Anderson, Mrs. Marguerite Pugh. Mrs, Margaret Cozid, Mrs. Margaret Francis, Miss Nita Anderson, Mrs. Carrie Dawson. and the hostess, Mrs. Nine and Mr. Felty. Personal »nd General Tech. Sgt. Oliver Shacer, Jr. and wife of Alamogordo, New Mexico, have spent the past two weeks here visiting the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. L.' Shaffer of the South Side. They will leave the middle of the week to return to the base. Pvt. Luvern Owens, son of Albjrt Oweiv of Manheim is home on furlough after serving overseas for 34 months. Pvt. Owens spent 20 months in the Hawaiian Islands, 10 months in New Guinea and was in Australia four months. Mrs. Lloyd Craig Hatfleld, the former Miss Ruth Bowman Wheeler, a former Rowlesburg resident, hat accepted a teaching position in the English department at West Vlr- lowed. Present were Mrs. Mary ginia University. She has taught fa'Uw Warren G. school a,t Warren, Ohio. A son, David Eugene, was born October 3, to Mr and Mrs. Htrry Bhahaii, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Mac Adams and family of Limestone and Mr. and Mrs. John Hunter of Shlnnston, were guests of MJ'. and Mrs. T. C. Hunter, Sunday. Mrs. Guy A. Sanders has returned to her hom« from the Myers Clinic, PhiUipl, where she was a patient the past w««k, Her husband, who is employed at Perdeckcown, N. J., was called home due to h«r illness. Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Hollle are ex- petted home Sunday from a two weeks' vacation trip to Little Rock, Ark., where they visited thtir daughter, and her husband, Lieut, and Mrs. Fred Beerbower. In the United States, a fee of $i is charged to execute an application of a passport, and a fee of (9 is charged (or each passport issued. Territory of the United States outside its borders Includes more than 111,000 square miles. •live Sahara Dwrrt has aj> area of more than 2,000,000 squat* miles. I fii JW f;-..! Attention Red Men All members of Improved Order of Red Men ore requested to meet in the Wigwam of Tonkaway Tribe No 120, 25 Bedford street, ot 12:30 p. m. Sunday, Oct. 15, to attend the funera! of our late brother, Charles N. Lowery. CHARLES H. SCHAAB, C if R. !;*! f ••»•-•,' I --ii '*iti \. One Winter's wear is almost nothing to these coats. When you take them off in the Spring, you'll see that the long months of Winter wear have hardly left their mark on them. They'll be ready and raring to go for another Winter next year. And the next, \r you treat them with the care and respect good clothing c/eserves. These days, a man can't afford to buy any coats except those that can weather time and the elements. We won't sell you any other. Choose from Fashion Park Pargora • Alpacuna Fleece • Knit Tex Tweed and Fleece Clipper Craft Tweeds • Kingston Covert • Mavest Gabardine and Cavalry Twill $30 to $60 Since 1869 — Cumberland's Traditional Quality $for« ^y.^^^

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