The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 25, 1944 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, November 25, 1944
Page 3
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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1944 61 Couples Buy Licenses In fight Days Included among the Gl mnrrlnge licenses issued through the lo;al office of the Mississippi county court clerk during Hie past eight <Wys arc those to the following couples: Doss Aray Vaiiglui and Miss Margaret Midklff, both of Rlpley, Tenn.: John J. Katzaba and Miss Genevlevc MaMahon, both 01 New York, N. Y.: A. C. Sealllon and Miss Kotherine Wilson, both Jjj,LIlbourii,'Mo.: Wiley Burrow of WVthcvllle, and Mrs. Ruby Geneva Austin of Snrdis, Tenn. ' Charlie Jarrell and Mrs. Marie Nunnally, both of chaffec, Mo.: wilnier R. Dunn of Union City, Tenn., and Miss Billie Burke Wilcox of Hazel, Ky.: Luther William Howell and Miss Beatrice Minnie Cooksey, both of Sikeston, Mo.: Ernest Roy Bizzell and Miss Wll- ma Rushing, both of Rlpley, Tenn.: Frank M. Stewart of Lake Village, A! *.. and Miss Grace P. Futrcll of Brookland, Ark. Lee Roy Langston and Miss Ivy Lee Robison, both of Lcachville, Ark.: Adolph Flotmct of Raymond, Ml-,'and Airs. Daisy Rule .of Litch- fleld, III.: Harold Dixon Turner and Miss Katie Turner, bath of Trenton, Tenn.: Curtis o. Benson and Miss Dorothy Raylnirn, Ijoth of Kennctl, Mo.: Clavin DC Croat and Mrs. Ruth, Vaughn, both of Cape Girardeau', Mo.: Hollis M. Ernest of St. Louis, and Miss DOII- Lea church of Waynesville, Mo. Roy England and Miss Violet Reeves, both of Stccle, Mo.: El- irion t,. Francis anj Miss Imogenc Hinton, both pf Bertrand, Mo.: James McMorrow of Baltimore, Md., and Mrs.. Martha Miller Ward of Blytheville: Thomas Col em an Hawkins and Miss Gcraldine Bernice Rylee, both of Blytiieville: Harold V. Langston and • Miss Thelma Davis, both of Rives, Mo. • James Settle and Miss Marcclla • Schaub, both of East St. Louis, III.: KRay Arrington of Tart, Calif., and piss Helen Delbridge of Dell, Ark.: James A. Dunaway of Halls, Tenn,, anj Mks Betty June Covington of Chicago, .ill.: George Albert Schwartz of Bcnton, Mo., and Miss Be Me Beahr of Chaffee, Mo.: James Porter Pryor of Huntington, Tenn., and Miss Lula Vaughn of Osceola, Ark.: E. 3. Stone and Mrs. Belle Stone, both of Cape Girardeau, Mo. G. D. Harris and Mrs. Ethel Armstrong, both of Sikeston, Mo.: Ben Carroll and Miss Frances La Duke, both of Ridgeley, Tenn.: Elihu Jones Jr., and Miss Flora Ellen Hodges, both of Sikeston, Mo.: Allen Howard Smith of Mayfield, Ky., and Miss Thelnia Jean Van Ness of Fancy Farm, Ky.: Rex McHaney and Miss Jean Shelby, both of Harmaduke, Ark.: Ward William Frizzell of Christopher, 111... and Miss Helen Priscilla Crabtree of Carboudale, .111. Claud Cole Crabtree and Mis; Maxine Glass, both of Tjptpnyljlp, Tenn.: George E<tdfe Springer ahcl Miss Jewell Weirrllne McGill, both of Blytheville: Leamon R. L. Hill of Monette, Ark., and Miss Myrtle Pauline Hall of Lcachville, Ark.: Willie A. Puryea;- and Miss Agnes Laverne Stafford, both of Dyersburg, Tenn.: Earl Edward Carr and Siss Betty Joan Harvey, both of csl Frankfort, III.: Eugene T. oorian" and Miss Roberta Whitt] both of Mayfield, Ky.: Lee Stanfield an<i'•Miss'Thelnia Calvin, both of East Prafirie, Mo.: Robert Kern and Mrs. Helen Pruilt; both of Cape Girardeau, Mo. No Longer A Combat Team BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS Brothers Fought Side By Side, ButWounds Forced Them Apart By SGT. MAYNARI) STITT Marine Corps Combat Correspondent SOMEWHERE IN THE PACIFIC, Nov. 25 (Delayed).—Battle wounds for the third time have separated two Arkansas brothers, who had served together In the Marine Corps since their enlistment in September, 1S42. The brothers arc Corporals Eddie W. Melvin, 31, of Luxora, Ark., where his wife lives, and Jesse W. Melvin, 29, wife and /our children live at Blytheville, Ark. This time, moans Eddie, who was left behind here when his brother was transferred to duty in the United States, it looks like the separation Is going lo lake. Enlisting together, the brothers MelvJn went through "boot" camii together and were assigned to the same outfit when they came overseas. They were transferred together to a number of successive units Recently, they were promoted together. "There was one time," said Eddie, "when ft looked'like we might be separated. We were transferred to a different regiment, and when the officer read oil our names, Jesse was going lo one battalion and I to another. So I stepped out ant! asked the officer If we could be assigned to the same outfit. He agreed " That outfit, it proved Inter, was the first to land on bloody Tarawa and it was there that Corporal Jesse v;as first wounded. His second wound came during the fight for the Mari• anas. The brothers became separated on the beach at Tarawa. Jesse was evacuated* and whisked away to a hospital at Pearl Harbor to recover Eddie finished ou^hcinmpnign »'nd' waited at'a rest camp where 'his unit was stint until'his brothcr're- joinetl him. The wound received at Sainan ircventcd Jesse from taking part in the fight for Tinian alongside his brother. Then, a few days ago lie •vas awarded a Gold Star in lieu of second Purple Heart and orders were issued transferring him to dutv mslde the United States. • .Eddie's duties as a group leader of; Marines carried him into the field for training the afternoon that Divorces t With the most recent, divorce court session held only 10 days ago, 20 more divorce suits have been' filed and two more granted to plaintiffs who filed through the Blytheville office of Circuit Court Clerk. Granted "in vacation" by Chancellor E. L. Weslbrooke Jr., of Jonesboro were Eric Bollard vs Kathleen .Northern Bollard, and Brssie Debcs vs Edward Debcs These have been filed: Betty Jo Tarplcy vs Louis B. Tarplcy Jr • Opal Rose vs Hilliary Rose- Billie Slaughter vs Willie P. Slaughter; Mary Meyers vs Fred Meyers; •Ktherine Roberts vs Clayton Hob- iffls; Bonita Sigmon vs Ernest W. S'gnion; James Walter Forrest vs Wilma Forrest; Ora Mae Franklin vs Eddtc Franklin; Roy Grain vs Estell crain. Mamie Kimbell vs John Kimbcll; Jim F. Mathis vs Carrie Mathis; Ina Tallcy vs Lawrence E. Tallcy; T. DC Wilt Dodson vs Daisy Ellen Dodson; J. W. Cole vs Ella Cole- Robcria Calvin .vs T. C. Calvin; Dclorcs Murrell vs Milburne Murre|l; F. G. Jones vs Azelcan Jones; Ruth Brooks vs Thomas Brooks; Mary Lovelace Ford vs Willis Ford; Hubert Gabbard vs Keltic Gab- Tbe University of California developed ah X-ray machine which shows organs of the body in three dimensions. F. B. JOYNER SERVICE STATION Corner Ash & Second Sis. (Kormeiiy Tom Jackson Sev. Sta.) ESSO GAS & OILS WASH-GREASE TIRE REPAIR — Call 2611 For Koad Service Dr.J.L Guard Optometrist at Guard's Jewelry 209 W. Main , Jesse actually boarded the truck for the first leg of the Journey home. "I said goodbye when we ale lo- gethcr at noon-time, find I'm glad It worked lhat way—Hint I didn't, have to see him go," said the Cor 1 poral Melvin who Is preparing himself nntl the Marines of his group Joi- another assault somewhere, sometime, against the Japs. Yarn Expected For Red Cross Knitters Here That there Is to be no slackening ill the knilllng program of Ihe American Red Cross is Ihe news received today by Mrs. C. W. Aftlick, chairman of that project for the Chickasawba District from ncd Cross headquarters in St. Louis. Ynrn sufficient to knit 220 olive drab, slcevnless, and 30 olive drab, turtle neck sweaters, already has been requisitioned for shipment to CMcknsnwba District and should be received at any time, Mrs. Afflick was informed, Notice of nrrlval of the yarn will be made through local newspapers. A shipment of completed garments will be made next week, and Mrs. Afflick urged today that nil persons having knitted garments completed turn them in lo her immediately, or those who can complete their garments by the early part of the week, finish them up and bring them in to her as quickly as possible In ordci thit thej imy be included in the^proposed shipment Peisons h-umg Red Cross knit ling needles in their, possession whicty|,he> -ye not, now using, also were nsked to return them imme- Uiatelj to Mrs Afflick or to call her in order that thej nm be picked up Try Our "Own Mnde" ICE CREAM Gle Hickory Inn Across From High School : ^^^^==1=:^ Planters Hdw. Co., Inc. home of SHERWIN-WILLIAMS PAINT DE LAVAL MILKERS and SEPARATORS GOULD'S ELECTRIC WATER PUMPS U. S. BELTING and PACKING CANDLEWICK CRYSTALWARE COMPLETE LINES OF HARDWARE Phone 515, Blytheville, Ark. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS Termites may b« raining yonr property. Cmll mt fo, check-up without cost or obligation. BATS, MICE AND ROACH CONTBOL GUARANTEED WORK . . Kentaekr -' C. BLANKINSHIP GUARANTEED , TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing and Tire Repair WADE COAL CO. N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES phone 2291 Buy Your Winter Supply of WOOD and KINDLING While IMi Available. PLANTATION OWNERS'SPECIAL PRICE ON 100 RANK LOTS! BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Blytheyille, Ark. . . '• Phone 2911 Christmas Seals To Be Handled ByPostoffice Preparatory lo the oixmlng of llio wile of Clirlsdnns Seals Monday, Mis. liohml Green, president of Hie Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association, yesterday completed niTnngemcnts with Postmaster Doss Slevcns for the delivery of seals to residents of Blytheville." Since (lie sale of seals Is cori- (luUcd principally by mnll, Mrs. Cireen said that each year the association confers with Die iwslinnslcr concerning the date envelopes containing Ihe seals should be sent to the post office In order to liavo them reach all subscribers oil the opening day. .: .: 1'ho postofflcc has always cooperated with us In gelling our drive 6/r to n good start by having ? the seals delivered lo nil parts of the city on Ihe same day," she said This year, Postmaster Ross Slo- vens Informs inc. the department is particularly Inlerested in the senls because they carry a picture of n postman. This Is In commemoration of the will anniversary of the first Christmas seal sale, which was stalled by n Danish postal clerk. "Out of consideration for our local mailmen, I hops Blytheville residents will make their returns as soon ns possible. Although the sale I.I -Gen Raymond A. Wheeler, former rnminnixlci 1 of Ilic Services ol Supply headquarters In llio Chfnn-Hurmn (healer, has l)ce» nmiicd Deputy Supreme Allied Commander In Sn'nlh- ivcsl Asia lie succeeds Maj.- Cicn Albert C. Wedcmoyer, now chief of U S forces In China. to support, uiir tuberculosis control work lasts until Chrlslums, 11 will be a i-ronl help lo postal employees If returns arc made before Iho big Chrlstums rush of mnll begins." Editorial Causes Flood Of Letters From Servicemen An cdltoriiil "So You Wnnim flo Home, Kli?" In n recent issue of The Slurs iiiid stripes, dully newspaper of the United Slatw. tinned forces In the European theater of operations, crculeil wide comment among the service men llnhtliiB thero, an evidenced by a copy of this pnpcv sent Ijy c'or|). J<!lm jj. Hovers Jr., lo his brother, a, a. Flowers, who lives four miles west of Ihe nlr base. That [ho boys don't waul to come home until it Is over but that they deeply resent s|X'cdies miido over here In which It was Implied the war Is practically over In Uurope, elc., Is shown by (ho'hundreds of letters they wrote the editor of Klars uml Stripes following publication of lhu editorial. Most of tlio letters sulil the talk 'at "We want (o go homo" among the Cils slarled aflcr slulomoiUs were Issued lolllnis of the tlcmoulll- nut Ion plan, Ilia Army's tentative dale on Iho end of lhu war In Uu- rope mid oilier such statements, causing sonic service men to think the wur was about over. Corporal FIowciw, a mechanic with the Army Air Forces, 1ms been In England since August, 10-13. He Is son of John K, Flowers or Holladiiy, Tenn., mid brother of Senjl, J. 11. Slr s " - « ^±»^ r r ucs after (luce years roiMvn ™ r - t/n- M.I. ...i,~ ,:~5 tr r 1 , Hi sending the newspnpci to his brother, Corpornl Ftowen wiolc- Wo want your editor lo know how I™, ,, ••" lwut '"w Moplo do Bt An editorial In Iho papoi, n ] 0 n K wl I. a few of [ho let «,'„, w " nltd wit Uml tlio letters vere wHUci not for prizes or fume, f,ui "|, while hent by men wh , , 1C vei PAGE THRBB" The letters were uenf'to OenVral Elsenhower to be turned over to the War Department as added evidence of the fighting spirit of the' Army,' A battleship has a life span of a quarter of a century, but it car, (lie in two minutes, J. LOUIS CHERRY .,_. * NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE CO. fi, Ait. Farm Loans — Long Terms, Low Interest Rates, Quick Action. HV»Is,, .sell fur,,,,, lurcc am! snull, ,„ „„ Sou ,,, east «mn lc.s. 8 « us before you i^ „ BC t » .„,„. Y ou can benefll of mir lon K yoar« of cxiurlimce. ' Caleb Smith & C. E. Golladay 'M K, Jlabno Avenue * Steloli, Mlssouil They Started It... •* - 1 '*' » BACK THE 6tn WAR LOAN ..AND HELP DEFEAT JAPAN REMKMKKU (he gaping holes of ships sunk wilhout warning at l'c;irl Harbor? Remember, loo, (he men killed (luring (he infamous sneak attack? This is the fight thai Japan started . . . (he fight (lint «-c're out lo finish! Don'l-iool yourself, the Japs are lough. It will take long, hi Her, cosily fighting lo blast (hem ouf. It will take new anil specialized equipment. IS-29 Superfortresses . . . amphibious (auks . . . airplane carriers ... 1'-'17 ThuncleroHs and new secret weapons. And a veritable Niagara of oil and gasoline! Your War lionils helped train iiml feed and equip the American armies lhat smashed through at St. Lo . . . Nancy . . . Sedan. Yes . . .' your War Honds are helping lo win Hie liatde of Kurope. Hut now how about Hie JJaHie of Japan? The job is big—you've got to dig! It costs billions of dollars ;: month (o fight (he liallle of Japan. Titc money must come from every palrioHc American. II's an investment in America—your fudirc. That's why you are asked once again—in (his great bailie for final Victory—lo buy YOUR extra ?100 bond TODAY. This Arkansas Grocer Ct, L. K. Aihcraft Co. Joe Atkint Machine Shop L. H. Antry, Bordette A. S. BarbdrolcCo. Barksdale Mff . Co. Yoiir Country Is Still At War-ARE YOU? space is, a contribution to America's all-out war effort by The CraftoB Ct. Delta Implement*, Inc. Loy Eich Chemlet C«. Gay & Billbf t, lac. Guard's Jewelry & Optical Store Halter's Quality Shoe Shop Happy How Grocery ft Mkt Hardaway Appliance Ct. Herrick's Jewelry , Hubbard Fnrwrore C«. Hnddferton ft G* Jiedel's Langston-Wrotea C». Charlei S. Lemons Planters Hardware Co., lac. The New York'Stwe Pat O'Bryant Palace Cafe J. C, Penaey C*. T > Phillips Motor Co. - m UIHU tTUf , Robinson Drug Co. I, Rosenthal, Inc. Tom W. Jacks*! .' Rustic Inn A. G. Shibley Wholesale Grtcen C. G. Smith , ,, Floyd A. White ; '"*-';'' ^ ZeDoer's SEpper Shop 1 Hli t !

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