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HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS Wednesday, Juno 23, 1943 Matt Ellis Henderson peaks Here Heroic Scouts Sloshed Enemy Flank While Main Forces Battled for Attu promise of security from t, and the assurance that fence will be allowed to go on , ,;Virhat the youth of America is ; '3cinandmg," stated Dr. Matt Ellis the Henderson State Teacher's College at Arkadclphia at Tuesday's Kiwanis luncheon. '"There are two trends of thought .,'fci to after-war conditions," he con F'Unued. "One is offered by the prophets of doom who state the government will collapse, and that will be forced to seek a new \form of national unity. The other s is the rosy path of progress with .ithe promise of two chickens in eveiy pot. and a far higher standard of living than ever before. They argue that a resumption of the manufacture of household neccs sities,that have been curtailed and! the opening of new fields such us plastics industries will create « tremendous buying power which in turn will stimulate labor. "The third and more reasonable i^trend of thought is the middle path —not so pessimistic as the first nor as glamorous as the second. It will allow a certain amount of | troublesome times, but more than make up for them with increased fi living standards. "> "America has the strength and fviskm to take care of any emer- } gency that might arise. That is the ^reosori we are America," he con- f eluded. f» Guests at the luncheon were Roy Anderson, Rev. Baggett, Milford ' 'Daniels and Coy Scifers, all of Hope, and Mr. Bell with the Internal Revenue Department of ;' Texarkana. One Recent Miracle of Radar Is Campaign in the Aleutians First American flag to be raised over Attu after its capture from the Japs was thc one visible at left which was carried by the Scouts. In the right foreground, signalmen test their newly set up radio equipment. The following article, second cans of beans retrieved from the£'of Iwo describing the heroic role of U. S. Scouts in thc winning of Attu, is by Sherman Montrosc, Acme Newspictures cameraman whose pictures nre distributed by thc wartime pool of the various photographic agencies. By SHERMAN MONTROSE Acme Newspictures Photographer Written for NEA Service Massacre Bay, Attu .— On the morning of their second day on Attu Island, a' force of some 200 picked American Scouts encountered the enemy. From then on, until the Holtz Bay area was wrested from thc Japanese, the Scouts held thc heights which they had been sent to seize. Without sleep arid with almost no food, soaking wet and with frostbitten feet, hampered by shifting fog over unfamiliar terrain, they | continued to attack and conquered i several Japanese positions. ! "As we first got into action," recalled Lieut. Thomas McCarthy, "we advanced to 750 yards of a bunch of Japs and got them under effective small weapons fire. We stayed there a couple of hours to give Lieutenant Adams' platoon time to catch up with our line. . Then the enemy's anti-aircraft fire Plant Legume Hay to Meet Grain Shortage The first step toward meeting the protein and grain shortage is to produce an abundance of high quality legume hay, says Oliver L. ; Adams, county agent. Four hundred pounds of hay per month for small cows and 500 pounds for large cows should be provided for this year. As far as dairy cows are concerned, thc more legumes contained in the hay. the less protein will be required in the grain mixture to provide a balanced ration. More less-expensive feed nutrients can be produced per acre i opened up. in the form of hay than in the form j Aid From Air of grams. With the scarcity of grain -Those Japs must have known and protein feeds, special emphasis and pract iced on that terrain. They must be given to production of| knew every risc o£ ground aru j larger quantities in order that dairy evcry patch o£ snow But a£ter Compromise on Subsidies hoping Up cows can get sufficient feed to produce the large volume of milk that is needed. In addition to quantity, it will be necessary to produce better quality hay. Early cutting to increase the protein content, and care in curing and handling to save leaves in legumes improve thc quality of hay. Nearly all plants yield more pounds of total digestible nutrients when the plant is cut in the bud or early bloom stage. Hay cut early not only contains more digestible protein but is fine textured, more palatable, and more digestible. When cut at an immature stage, legumes tend to retain more vitamin-rich green color and a larger percentage of leaves when cured. Hay allowed to over cure or, if put up in an under-cured con dition, will lose some of its nu trients, thus requiring the fedding of more grains. The more good hay dairy cows consume, the less will be the demands on grains, the agent says, j Legion to Elect New Officials The American Legion will meet at the hall on South Walnut street at 8 o'clock Friday night for the purpose of electing new officials. All Legionnaires are urged to attend. Wanted! Men and Women Who Are Hard of Hearing To make this simple, no rink bearing test. If you arc temporarily deafened, bothered by ringing buzzing head noises due to hardened or coagulated wax (cerumen), try the Oarine Home Method test that so many say baa enabled them to hear well again. You must hear better after making this simple teat or you get your money back at once. Ask about Ourine Ear Drops today at John P. Cox Drug Co. SOMETHING FOR SALE? Use The Classified . . . It's Direct For a few cents you can put an ad in the HOPE STAR classified section and you'll find all the buyers you're seeking to sell your merchandise. The classified is a clearing-house of opportunities. HOPE STAR awhile we didn't worry much about :heir anti-aircraft fire. It made a lot of noise and a lot of smoke but didn't hurt us any. While 1 was there I counted 95 bursts around us—and then our planes came over and started blasting everything in sight. Boy, morale went up 1000 percent! Thc planes certainly gave the Japs something to think about besides us. "Our enemies in the pillbox were pulling oul plenly and I moved up 75 yards and got them with armor piercing shells. Before I got them, though, they killed two of Lieu tenant Adams' men. Someone saic there were three Japs in the pill box. I didn't see them. Anyhow, the gun never fired again. "From then on it was just a qucs lion of finding their guns and put ting them out of commission. This wasn't easy because of the terrain giving almost perfect camouflage and the fact that their rifles do not give out a flash. "We found it effective to move, up with thc fog, and then when the fog lifted we'd be closer oncl could get in a few rounds. Japs used the same idea and curnc in closer to us. "We knocked out another machine gun, then saw Jeips coming up the other side of the mountain. They were pretty darned nonchalant about it. About a thousand yards away they set up a machine gun on a big bald rock. "They sent out snipers on either side. These guys tied themselves to rocks so they wouldn't fall no matter how much you shot 'em You never could tell when they were dead because Ihcy'd hole their fire for some lime in order lo get in a good; shot at one of us "One we filled so full of holes he looked like a scive, bul Ihe boys kept on shooting to be sure. Forces Joined "By this time there were snipers all over the place. Lieutenan EJngicy took his platoon over t knock oul thc main outfit and b, plain guts did. It took him all eve ning and night and into the nex morning to clean 'em oul, bu finally he counled 26 dead Jap there. "We were now in the third da; and without food. What little w> had left from our original day's ration and the rations dropped by plane the first day was gone. "Engley was forced from his position by a superior force of Japs on a commanding point and I covered his retreat just as another outfit of Scouts joined up with us. The now outfit had some much- needed mortars but were almost out of ammunition. It was hell to hear our planes overhead trying 10 find us lo drop ammunition and unable to do so becouse of the fog. | if we had some ammunition we | could have got a few of the em-' phu/ernerits." Two patrols were sent out, one : to work its way back to thc site • of the first night's bivouac for arn- ! munition and what food was left there. and another to try and find the main outfit, and establish communication with them. Both were successful and the next day 31 men cans of beans retrieved store left behind. I By the third and fourth days, j McCarthy said, the men were get- \ ting in pretty bad shape. They had j been almost entirely without sleep | since landing, wet throughout and I with feet in terrible shape. During thc la.st 48 hours on the island McCarthy's feet were entirely without feeling. "But morale was wonderful," continued the officer. "The buys started to joke about their plight, the cold, the frozen feet, their hunger. They wise-cracked with i thc wounded, and the wounded , cracked right back. ! "I tell you, with guys like that, i we simply can't lose a war." | Wiped Out Nest ! Capt. William Willoughby. of! "» % government Carmcl. Calif., commanding officer of the Scouts, had ordered this group to hold their position, and hold it they did—until the fifth day when troops under command of Major A. V. Hartl conquered "Bloody Point," and s tart e li streaming down to thc flour of Holtz Valley near the mouth. The Scouts went to meet them. cleaning out enemy emplacements along the route. "We blasted houses all the way down," said McCarthy. At noon we •cached the fringes of the main Jap camp on the floor of the val- ey and dined luxuriously on Amor- can canned solmon and other canned food found in Jap rooms. Most of the men were too tired to move. They just flopped on the round and removed shoes from frozen feet. "The next day—we landed Tuesday morning and that would be Washington, June 2'2 if}'}— P»K- ..[sibilily of a compromise scltlc- meiit (if the bitter congressional wrangle over subsidies shaped up in the Senate today as administration forces renewed cloakroom efforts in stave off a floor fight. Speculation was that any agreement proposed would limit thc amount and number of subsidies could pay out to force down food prices. Such a proposal was offered by Senator Taft CR-Ohio) but supporters of a projected 82,000.000.000 price rollback program objected that Taft's measure woul'l authorize the Reccnstruction Finance S!!">0.000,000 on subsidies in the next j 12 months. j While some Senators continued to clamor for prompt action in' anti- subsidy legislation., administration lieutenants sought to keep -ihc battle off the floor until some compromise could be effected. '1 bus for the lime, the chief open battleground remained the Senate store- I Banking committee room where ; members sought agreement on an By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER ( Copyright, 1943, By The Associated Press) Washington, — (/T)— One of the recent miracles of radar almost certainly is thc Aleutians cam- t ijgn. Despite the complete absence of official information on the subject, modern warfare obviously would be virtually impossible along that fog-cursed island chain without thc aid of this new weapon to explore the way and report the hidden mountains and uncharted rocks which menace every movement of ships and planes. The change in altitude of American officers toward the military potentialities of the Aleutians is one of the remarkable revolutions in military and naval thinking of the war in this country. Only two or three years ago the islands were considered lo be almosl useless because ot their weather, which i.s probably worse than any other weather on earth. Now they are recognized as having great strategic value. Credit for the change in opinion must surely go to radar — the wizardry of which, we may assume, has been profitably employed in clearing the short northern road to Tokyo. In the Atlantic, radar has been found invaluable in convoy operations. It enables task force commanders to maintain constant checks on the ships in their charge, despite darkness and bad weather. It keeps them fully informed, too, on the presence of surfaced enemy submarines for miles around. The use of radar in convoy escorting closely approximates the original tactical purposes of the apparatus as outlined by Dr. Albert Hoyl, Taylor, erf the naval research laboratory, and an associate, I/eo C. Young, in a memorandum to thc Navy Department in. September, 1922. They made the then revolutionary suggestion that with radio detection cquitmcnt, destroyers operating on parallel lines several miles apart could promptly discover thc passage of an alien vessel between the lines "irrespective lot fog darkness or smoke screen." Eut scientists arc not professional naval men and then, at least, they did not speak in the high councils of thc seagoing force. Conversely, few naval men arc scientists, regardless of their abilities as tacticians and strategist with recognized weapon. The suggestion by Taylor and Young apparently made little impression on thc men who could have given a go-ahead, because for eight years their memorandum got no approval, support or results whatever. Taylor and Young, however, had made not only the basic discovery necessary to the development of AII MY MAW HelidiverS62C a fixed transmitter to a portable receiver on the Virginia side of the Potomac river. They were work- Ing with the new super-frequency, or short waves. At the outset of these experiments they noticed that ships moving up and clown river distorted or "obscured" their signals, as radio experts put it. Here was the new idea. Almost since the discovery of radio 40 years before, it had been known that large obstacles, a mountain or great brilding, caused distortion in the wave pattern. But never before had it been recognized that so small an object as a ship would produce a similarly noticeable result. That was the first discovery, the great principle, which the naval laboratory scientists contributed to the development ot radar. It was at this tmie •— as soon as the original findings were proved — that the proposal was made to try them out at sea by destroyers. Hut that was considered so fantastic as a practical contribution to the art of war that nobody in position to help did anything about it. Many soldiers earn extra pay in the Army by working in motion pictures theatres operated by th c War Department. CURTISS DIVE BOMBER All metal, carrier-based, highly streamlined two-plncc midwing dive bomber with single engine. IJcsembling "Buccaneer," is high in speed, range, and armament. Slots on wing leading edge lend stability at low speeds. Does 300 m.p.h., carries one-ton bombs in racks inside fuselage. Presbyterian Young Adults Plan Picnic Young adults of the First Presby lerian Church will hold a picnic Thursday night of this week at the City Fair Park. Members of tht age group arc asked to assemble at (lie church at 7:H() p .in. We wil go from there to the Fair Park. The cooperation of all yourii adults is earnestly desired. Mexico Cily is less than 7 hour Hying time from Washington. Aged County Resident Dies at Spring Hill Mrs. Snra Ann McDonald, 03, Arkansas native and resident ot Nevada anel Ifcmpslead county most of her life, died early today it her home nl Spring Hill, near [lope. Funeral services are lo be held at ,') o'clock Thursday afternoon at Spring Hill. She is survived by three children, J. A. McDonald, J. C. McDonald and I. M. McDonald, all of Hope, and a number of grandchildren. Benjamin Franklin waged a vig- arous campaign lo have the turkey rather than thc eagle; designated as thc national enblcm. Would King Cole Be Merry With Stomach Ulcer Pains? The legendary Old King Colo might not have been a merry old soul It he had stomach ulcer pains. Sufferers who have to pay Hie penalty of stomach or ulcer pains, indigestion, gas pains, heartburn, burning .sensation, bloat and other corieli- lions causeel by excess acid, should try Udga and they, too, may be merry. Get a 25c box of Udga Tablets from your druggist. Kirst dose must convince or return box to us and gel DOUBLE YOUR MONEY BACK. At John P. Cox Drug Co. anel drug-stores everywhere. amendment to a bill thcv reported i radio equipment but also has en- throe weeks ago which would pro- j visioned its tactical uses. The din- hibit all subsidies for food price reductions without congressional approval. The amendment was inserted in Sunday. I guess—we had to muster I a measure extending the life of all available manpower in take up j the Commodity Credit Corpora- on the right flank of the \ lion (CCC> for two more years and positions front line. "Forty-three men were available for duty. They were in a helluva shape to fight, but they wanted to go—and they went." Luck's Court Robbed $50 in se Luck's Tourist Court. Highway 07 j est of Hope, was entered and i •obbcd of approximately 550 in ! merchandise and cash sometime early Wednesday morning, police i innounced today. | Entrance was gained lo the build-1 ng through a rear window. With! he exception of S'! in nickel:-;. all| narked with a red p;iint spot, the j .oot was in merchandise including mostly beer and cigarettes. Deaths Lasf Nirjht By The Associated P r ess John W. Stevens Chicago, June 2?, (,Ti— John H. Stevens, HO, chairman of the board of Charles A. Stevens Co., merchandise firm, and a state street merchant for more than 50 years died last night. lion (CCC) increasing its borrowing power by si.oon.ooo.oon. While Tafl and others maintained that Congress should permit sufficient subsidy payments to care for commitments already made in rolling back retail prices of meats, butter and coffee. Chairman George fD-Ga.) of thc Finance cmomittec said: "The principal of subsidies is cither all right or all wrong. I think it's wrong." George predicted that a general rollback of retail food prices would "run into billions of dollars" and eoul'l be used to make or break business through the granting or denying of subsidies. Today in Congress By The Associated Press Senate May lake up controversial an! subsidy legislation. Banking committee, 1 considers OI'A rollback order on food. Appropriations s u bcommjttec studios Army appropriation bill. Truman committee, considers Mica shortage. Houlie Continues debate 1 on compromise agrirulturc supply bill. Appropriations committee considers second deficiency supply bill. Pawns in Dempsey Divorce Trial in McCarthy's platoon shared five eerious-faced Lieut.-Comdr. Jv-'k Dc-mt^cy attends church at White Plains, N. Y., with his daughter., Jo .n 8, and Barbara, G, whose custody is a rmijor issue- in Ihc former pike fighter's divorce tnul.. covcry came about, as is so of- | ten true in scientific work, as a by product of another problem they were worknig on and — a fact which also is true of much research — it had more than one important use. Dr. Taylor had been interested in radio for many years. A graduate of Northwestern University and of Goettingcn, Germany where he attained his doctorate. He had taught at thc University of Wisconsin, served as professor :md head of the physics department at the University of North Dakota. From thc latter school he went into the Navy in 1917 as a lieutenant (he later became a commander), and was made district communications superintendent at the Great Lakes Station. Young and another associate in radio work, Louis A. Gcbhard entered the naval service about the same time and were assigned to Taylor's command at Great Lakes. Young had been a radio amateur and an expert railway telegrapher. Gebhard had made radio work his profession. After period of employment by the olc Marconi Wireless Telegraph Co. he had set up his own shop ii Buffalo, N. Y., and rnanufacturec radio equipment. Without the benc fit of extensive formal education therefore, both men were cquippoc by cxpericnc and intrst for thc work they were to do. Dr. Taylor pays high tribut t their abilities. Both iwiw are as.so ciato .superintendents of the nidi division which Taylor heads, hav ing worked with him continuouslj since their first association Young is described by Taylor as "a man with a lot of native genius praise for Gebhard is counchcd in won three college degrees at George Washington University two in science and one in law. Aftr the war, when the three men had left the navy's uniformed banks, they continued their work near Washington at thc Naval Air Station, Anacostia — the research laboratory had not yet been started. Their general problem was improvement of inter-plane and plen ground radio communications. Taylor was boss, and Young had the magnificent title of radio lab- oratorian. i In 1921 their experiments took i them into the field of radio broad! casting. Paralleling the pioneer ! station KDKA at Pittsburgh, they j accumulated quite an incidental | reputation as purveyors of enlor- j tainment. Their regular programs \ included u broadcast by Presirer.l Harding, first chief executive to i "i/it on thc air. I One evening they put the Marino I Band on the air and got fan mail from 28 states. The scientific purpose was to gather range data on naval communications. But the work was by no means all fun and fan mail. 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