The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 15, 1944 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 15, 1944
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WEDNESDAY, NOVKMIJEK 15, IO-H Photographer Killed On Leyte Enemy Sniper Slays Frank Prist Jr. In Philippines Battle ALLIED HEADQUARTERS, Philippines, Nov. 15 (UP)— Frank Prlsl, Jr., war correspondent for Acme News Pictures, was revealed today to have been killed by n Japanese sniper in the front lines in western Lej'te. Prist, who was among the firr,' newsmen to arrive in the southwest Pacific area from the United States after 1'earl Harbor, was driving a Jeep when n Jap shot him Sunday. lie was 30 years old. Enrl Crotchett, of Little Ark. Rock Orvlng Smith, both cf Flying fortress Crew Chases Worst Storms For 'Fine' Static dl.YTUEVll.UC (AUK.) COUKIKH NKVS Universal News Reel, and Clifford Bottomloy, of [he Australian Department of Information, braved rifle, 'machine tun nntl mortar fire to gel to Prist. But, lie was dead when they readied him. The three had been standing just a few feet away from I'r'ist and had planned to return with him to MncArtliur's headquarters. Prist wns killed after photographing the. advance of the 24th Division along the Finiiinopoan-Ormoc road. He was only 300 yards behind the American forward elements. • William C. Wilson, United Press correspondent, ami Major James Hungatl, of Spokane, Wash., a. public relations officer, also were nearby and hurried to Prist. :'He. was burled at the new American cemetery at Allied headquarters. The entire correspondents corps, Brigadier General Carlos Romulo, president, commissioner of the Philippines, and many high ranking American officers attended the brier but impressive services. Prist had covered almost every campaign in the Pacific theater and had photographed General MacArthur more often than any other cameraman. By SAM SMITH United Press Staff Correspondent KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 15 (UP) —Capt. Robert N. Uuck, TWA pilot with a strange wartime assignment of flying while the birds wnlk, predicted today that commercial airlines will fly 305 days a year ttllliln a few years after the end of. the war. , "The bogey man of wentlicr is losing his grip," the 30-year-old veteran of 16 years of'Hying said. "The more you fly v/cathciy (he less terror It holds. Soon no flights will be cancelled because of It." For 11 months Buck lias piloted n Flying Fortress, equipped with special gadgets to chronicle the weather and static details within storms. He was contracted to TWA by the Army. He works out of Wright Field, Dayton, o.;i (o Labrador Buck and his crew are men nl- 'ays on the go. in those 11 months tiey have flown in Alaska, over 11 the 48 states mid to Labrador nd Newfoundland. They -have tuck the nose of their plane'into hunderstorms and hurricanes 1 and hrough snow. . The armed forces needed'details f the instance of static-in storms eeause - it blotted out radio dircc- 1011 and co mm mi lent ion equipment. Buck went up to get the data.: He said he believed static would Soldier Sends German 'Chute For Souvenir There's quite a thrill to opening a present sent by her hnsbam from France to firid—of nil things —a German parachute! That was the expertence of Mrs. Hermar Bombolaski who is sharing the unusual souvenir with friends here and in Memphis, where she received the package recently. ; Camoflauged by splashes o iieen on the olive drab chute, it i: enclosed In a regulation knapsack type covering, alolig with all fit tines. The parachute and covering wei'i made of excellent materials, stain less steel of the hest quality usec for the releases which also inclucl hooks to which the chute was sirs Fended from a loci in the plane white silken braided rope and i hemp line used for the cover. Packed in the covering, it made a bundle about 18 inches in diameter and 10 iiiches in height. There was 'printing on the covering, in German, but also 'was found the words "Schroeder & Co Feb. 2, 1943" in English which may mean the chute was made in the United States, H is believed. In a letter, Corporal Bombolaski wrote he wished he might tell where he got the chute, indicating to Ivfrs. Bombolaski the possibility it was taken from a captured German. . .Corporal Bombolaski, in the Signal Corps, went overseas last February and has been in France since July. Mrs. Bombolaski. now making her home In Memphis, is visiting Mr and Mrs. Mike Bombolaski. He Should've Stayed Home Mo." When other planes hug the erounri, Buck nnd Ills crew climb aboard ihclr bin .ship rfnd ehase the slonu center. They have baffled nil-port wcathenm'n from Nome to Mlntnt by rubbing their hnnds gleefully when they yet bad wenlhor reports. Can (lo Up Any Tliin- TVicy haunt airport meteorologists for reports, making liour by hour checks.when a storm Is bulldr ing up. They cany credentials per- inlttlnit them to'take off at any and nil times, just In case some oft ficlal [eels like luckinc 'them up :m ( | culling the nut liousK ; Buck uepjnti flying when lie wiis 15. In 1D36, he raised the non-stop world's record flfght distance for lightweight, planes when he flew from Hwbank, Cal., ty Columbus. O., skidding in on Die belly because he'd dropped (lie inndini; scnr at Bin-bank. When he wns 15. ho broke Hie Junior Innscontlm-ntal; speed record. I . Members of ills crew arc O. O. Johnson, -co-pilot, member ot Die fninous "flying Johnson family"; I Barney ,J. Dowel, crew chief; Hill Folcy. assistant crew clilef; Cniy Arnold, wlio was the navlsalsr «V M.tijor Langan IS'PromotedTo Lieut. Colonel Clcno 1). Lnngnn, deputy for mining mi ( | operations at llih tation, has bc-en promoted to lieu- imni colonel. Colonel Lnnsiiin, 11 20-year-old ervlcc pilot qualified to fly 30 Ifferenl types of military aircraft, er.orlcd here July H. 191'2, ami vns director of flying until assum- ng his new assignment as deputy Local Bankers To Attend Affair '.fipnoting Burgess ill he went into the ATC; Philip i W. Couch, radio enaincer, and Jcr- ' ry Jarrard, assistant TWA chief radio engineer. Rnlph c. Ay ITS, the iOt bolhcr the postwar airlines as airline's chief radio engineer,'flow hey operate those 365 days a year. I with them last winter but. now Despite liis years of flying, the' works mostly'In the laboratory Vcstfietd, N. J., filer said he called : ilmself a "doggonccl fool" when he (—• • \- ook over the assignment-last-No- V_.IVllldn 'ember. Now he talks of the "fine tallc" lie found in a storm; un- •onsciously applying an adjective hat most pilots would never use' n such a conncclion. Midwest Storms Worst "The granddnddy of all storms. o far as turbulence Is concerned, s the Midwestern thunderstorm." ie said. "That last big hurricane vhlch struck the East Coast was simple , compared to a tlnmder- torni out here. Florida thunderstorms look tough but they are nere 'sissies' for turbulence." He Hew twice through the hurricane. He has cut through thunderstorms from a few hundred feet altitude to 36.000 feet. .The pursuit of wandering storms lias taken Urn 11,000 miles. "The best static we have found was within miles of Kansas he said, "in a thunderstorm between Chicago and Kirksville, Won't Appeal To All Servicemen WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (UP) — The national Icsislalive officer of the Veterans of Foreign Wars says that many servieemcn will wish to stay in uniform when peace comes The V. p. w. olliccr, Omni- 13. Ketchum, says: "While the grcnt majority of en- listod men in the services arc anxious to get home as soon as possible, a surprisingly large number have no desire to return to civilian life." Citing n heavy correspondence ti RBI servicemen asking VFW inter- cealon to prevent their discharge j Karl Young, led, above, German soldier who wns captured by.llio Yanks, tells Pvt. M. Mulllns, ol Uccalui 1 , Aln., thiil lie once lived in Wayne. Pa., and even today has iwo sons in the U. S. Army; 'Young, who claims he was,in American Army in 192D, says lie ' served In' Mulling' own division. Temperatures few months ago. He. -left (lib University of Atlanta 72 • (JG 76 n I:hmingham Charleston Charlotte G!l Chattanooga 118 Chicago G6 Cincinnati 58 Denver W Detroit — Jacksonville 18 Kansas City CO Mneon ; 78 Memphis 74 Miami ,.. 78 Montgomery 75 New Orleiuis 81 New York 02 t-an Antonio' 81 50 . Dallas I'.''ustou Jackson 715 17 81 00 70 82 80 . - 'Jlle, Ky., ns a pre-mcclleal student 0 Iwromp mi nVtnlloti cndi't In No- ombtr, 1930. He was commissioned 1 'second lieutenant 1 r,nd rated a itlot.Ailg, 30, 1D40, at Kelly Held, Xi, where he completed 'his advanced (mining. lie had his prl- miM-y training rit Lincoln, Neb., and his bnslc schooling at Itnuilolph Field, Tcs. After winning .his wliujs, Colo'nc I nngan vvns a flying Instructor am tralnnlK squadron eommnudcr i Maxwell Field, Aln,, from Nov ''0 1IMO to Aug. 20, 1941, when 1m wa trnusferre,! to Turner Field, OIL. and made comtiiandlng officer of the training (,'roiip pilot .school He icmalued (here' until ••ordered (o Hlyllicvllli:. Son • of djrs.' il, . n, i.auKan , of Louisville. Ky., lie Is murrlul (o the former Miss Martha .Duiieiin of Montgomery, Ala. colonel und'Mrs. LniiBnn have n 10- month- old daughter, • Susan Patricia Liuijjnu. They reside here. . got Its name from uae tMs of the t\\o banks In filytlievJIlo,'. I'nrniciv Bank and 1'rnst Company and First Nallonn) tank, wilt' nttencl ;tlie luncheon of lie Mcmphli chamber of Com- nerce tomprrow In Memphis at Hotel Penbotjy honoring Warren linn- lolph Hurgesa, president of American milters As$ocliitlon, Kum H. willlnins of the National nk unit ll.'A I.jnch of tho rollers lifink \illl .be among bankers, planters, bu.slue.u leaders and professional men Joining' Memphlnns In meeting and hearing one of Die nation.!. ouislamlini: authorities on finance. ' tenderfoot tests, making - ail m tl c trocp ) tehdtrfpot, s dlrls passliig the feMa recently in, elude Jane Wilson, Betsy Bell Roxanne Johnson, Ann Oatens, Betty Ann McMahan, Donna 8il«t, acre, Sophie Ann Bright, Kay Cojli Ion and 'Sally TrleSehman, from Patrol 1, and Hosemary Monaghan, n«lh Hollo, Nlla Rose Hall. Joetta. Schubait, Ann Witfgrd, Marcla I Drake, Carol Ann Bailey, Mary I Faye Wicn, Gcrnldine Coffman and Ell<!iibetli Ann Roai-kc from Patrol Girl Scotit, News Members of Mrs. CHcnn Ladd's trooii of Cllrl Scouts will have ft ."lumber pmly' Friday night at the Mllle llousi'. Y : Momberii'Of (lie ce'hiral Ward Troop have elected Uclsy Hell as troop scribe. • . • The troop'was .dlvldW. Into two patrols, with • Jniip Wilson elected us lender of I'ntrol 1, and Ann Wilford as leader.ut'l'iUrbl 2.. Several Rlrls ' have pass«,i- their Shrevcpoit 77 Awarded Conduct Medal HEADQUARTERS. Southwest Pacific. of its' original varieties, white, .eysj-shapcd npucles. a small, QlflM IRRITATIONS OF Off\iri EXTERNAL CAUSE Ki'Miiid, nciia|(liii(>tra,Hh'uplci'ringworm, colter, Knit rliiMnn, Iminp'tt (hhitiknoiul*) iind ucly' nkin. 'Mtlllnim it- lii'Vu 'Iti'lilnii, liiiliilnii^iiiul BOrohra.l of inoul, liljuik jimi Wliilo OiiilTnoiii.'KiH'a to <rork nl(jncu..Alild licnllnij, woiks'tliu •IMu, Mflaiws. •1'iireliiiso prlco rofiiiutcii it yoii ro nut midDlicd, Uno.yiiily :a di- Vilal in ctonnsiiiij I.I uooil Boaii. lack aiul \Vlillo Shin Koii|i Onlly, Eight pound? of dehydraWa rrlsh 7 .| lotiUijes flic co.ulvaleiit to a bushel I of raw jiolatoes welching 60 pounds,'I Tcrniinix Terminates TERMITES » BRUCE TERMINIX CO. MEMF1IIB SINCE 192T civilian employment would. ,. , . ' ---- ••- ..... •" ...... b'-l vl' LIUIJluyllLL'llL Wl K'.'lcnum said these men were most- were technicians and l •hi- - ly •high-ranking (-i..cers whose g non-commissioned hoping to advance faster and far- pay and allowances 'thcr In the services than In civilian them comparably more lh.v.i life. 13T1I AAK. (delayed) — 52] i'livale First Class Miller '.Nl. •Ill j I'ortester of Cooler. Mo., has been CO ! awarded the Army's Good Conduct 65 i Medal. 58 '"e is serving in the Southwest C! Pacific With a Signal Air Warning 08 unit of nrlgndlcr General Enrl \V. 47. Bin-lies' 13th AAP Fighter Ooiii- CQ innnd. Pfc. Forrester attetiilcd n radio mechiinic school In Kan.ins Cil.V, Missouri, and n radio operators school at Drew Field, Florida, before shipping overseas. A brother, Knlph. is n seaman first class in the Navy. Trainee Given Purple Heart For Frostbite John A. Ritchie, air crew trainee at the BAAP, got his Purple Heart the "Believe It Or Not" way. While on a bombing mission over Germany last winter, Ritchie, tail gunner on a B-24, suffered frost bite when the electric heating unit in his flying suit burned out. The result—n month in a hospital and a Purple Heart to add to the DFC, the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, and a Presidential Unit Citation, he wears. Ritchie is n native at Pittsburgh, Pa., and returned to this country as a trainee after completing 25 missions from bases In England. Libya and Tunisia. Millions Switch To Mutton Suet Idea For Chest Cold Aid Helps Break Up Colds' Local Conges \ tion—Checks Coughing Many mothers all over America are switching to this idea of getting fast relief for these chest cold miseries. They are simply following Grandma. For years she counted on mutton suet to help carry her home medication to do its pain-casing work on norve ends in the skin. No wonder so many more now welcome Grandma's idea as improved by science—Penelro, with its multi- nicdicatcii formula in a base containing mutton suet—that acts both as counter-irritant and pain-reliever when you spread it on. and as a soothing aromatic when breathed in. Anil so today Penelro hurries along newer help in the old reliable way—help that eases painful misery, lessens coughing, loosens phlegm, soothes chest rawness—so that you can rest more comfortably and give nature a chance to restore vitality. That's why millions are .switching to Penctro today—why druggists are recommending !t. 25c, double supply 35o. For all your family's chest cold miseries, be sure you ftct white, cnsy-to-use Pcnetro. We've Something Special For Every Child On Your List! Christmas is for the children .... and we're ready to help make this a truly wonderful holiday for every youngster! Games, toys, dolls, fun galore for the young 7 uns.. .all at prices to keep your budget happy, too! Upholstered Rockers 7,50 |' Dolls! Dolls! Dolls! 90c to 12.50 Archery Sets 1.95 up | Stuffed Animals 1.25 up Bowling Sets 1.95 up * Games! Games! 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FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE Because.Many Of Our Customers Are Unable To Get To Town During Daytime Hours, Our Blytheville Store Will Be Open Evenings Until Christmas FITZPATRICK JEWELRY STORES Blyrheyille : - ' Osceota

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