The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 7, 1944 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 7, 1944
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PAGE TWELVE Burden On I). S. To Keep Peace County Must Accept Big Responsibility, Item Publisher Soys NKW ORLEANS, Dec. 7 (UP.) — Ralph Nicholson, president and publisher of the New „ Orleans Item, returned to the Crescent, City yesterday from London, convinced, he says, that. In self-dc- I'ense the United States must play a dominant part not only In win- riingr, but Jn maintailng, world peace. Nicholson, who al one state of Ms newspaper career, served as foreign correspondent In central Europe, and later published an American newspaper In Tokyo, visited England and Prance during the past month as a guest of the British Ministry of Information. Tiie Item publisher saw first hand the effect of robot and locket bombs which -landed In southern England, front, the continent. After four days In London, and under temporary appointment ns war. correspondent from the Item, he; was flown in a military plane from London to Paris. He was In Paris over the celebration of Armistice Day on Nov. 11. '•He said life outstanding impression of the situation Is that unless the ; people In this country piny a!dominant role In maintaining as well as winning the peace, that peace will not last as long ns it otherwise might. Man and Woman Accused In Tennessee Slaying FRANKLIN, Tenti., Dec. 7. (UP)— A 69-year-old farm hand, John Golden, Bnd Mrs. Betty Burge nrc being held iii the Williamson county jail to face grand jury action Jn connection with the slaying of Gulden's wife. The next grand Jury session is scheduled in Jnnunry, Golden lias confessed to beating his wife to death with n'walkirig cane, nnd he said Mrs. Bu^ge, a widow, was in on the plot. Golden claims he slew his wife and dumped her body in the Big Harpcth River after \Mrs. Burgc agreed to help him if he would give her $100 and marry her. Mrs. Burge insists "the old man is crazy" and that she had nothing to do with the crime. Gamblers In Memphis Warned To Leave Town ^MEMPHIS, Dec.. 1 • (U.P.)—Mcm- phis.? Police' Chief Ci\rrol Seabrook has reiterated a warning of -two weeks ago,, that all gamblers here had•. better- .get' a job 'or leave town. He declares that the police know most of the gamblers In Memphis. ..Further, .he says that starting.;! tomorrow,.; those foiuid • without •-.legitimate;-jobs wouldi be arrestedl He; also-; disclosed'. tlia.t Mempfiisi',news .istands,., in •'cbn\- pllarfce'\wlth : >an leisrlier: warning, ha'a-.-'discoritinued .--saie^lot-- racing lorttis' ftfidCsheets, \ > l 5 , C _-. -..,..- ' * *! " • wntiary (from Mississippi CoUnt^ baVe had sentences reduced by GbY, HontBlr.J£./.Adktns. , ] Eaymond Prulti, comlcted of first degree murder in 1333, had his life sentence commuted to 30 years. John Fields, Negro, convicted o. - first degree murder In 1925, had his life ; sentence commuted to 30 years Friend Goes There .. NEW GLARUS, 111. (UP)—Ordinarily there is nothing unusua. about a Gf guard challenging an officer. But when Pvl. Robin Stuessy commanded nn officer to halt while on sentry duty in Europe', he discovered that the officer was Ma j. Gilbert Strickler, nn old friend from his home town. • Cream Deodorant , Sajefy h dps Slop Perspiration 1. Dots not irtititc skin. D«s not tot dte ssts ot men's shiits. 2. Prevents undcr.irm odor, , : ; Help! scop pcnpiiaiion sifelp. ,3. Apurc,wh;K,jntisep|['c,suin. :. ' V. /.lew vanishing ctcitn. ;'4«Np "iiii? to dry. On be • used tight ifict shaving. 8. Awarded Approval Sell of AmcnciriTnititute of Launder. ing — hairolcss to fabric. Use ' ' Seaman Aboard Old California Tells How 'Pearl Harbor Ghost' leaped Revenge In Leyte Gulf DIOlOIAlit KLYTIIEVILLE COURIER NEWS Under the heading "Avenged" ie following letter appeared In The Cub," official publication of e U. S. S. California giving a vi- d description of the battle of ?ytc Gulf and the part played by ic. "Ghost of the old California" .it the Jnps thought they destroy-' d at Pearl Harbor. A copy of "The tb" was mailed lo Mi: and Mrs. union Stcelc, by their son Dani) Jr., a Coxswain aboard the cat battle wagon. "Many of my shipmates have told c that after being authorized lo rile about the battle oj l.eyte Gnlf ey found it hnrd lo do so wllh- it giving some details that would :cr be cut out by the censor. Af- r hearing this 1 decided to give y interpretation of the battle for e benefit of those who thought ey could write enough on the s!t- llon to make an interesting let- r. I think I can say Unit at least Is letter will give Ihe folks back me some Idea of what we, the cw of the California, had to deal Hi. Here It is as I saw It, I will art as near (he beginning as I n." Bombardment Opens "Early on the-morning of Octfl- r 18th the Seventh Fleet began e bombardment of Leytc island, cparlng the beachhead for Genal Douglas MacArthur. Biillleships, uisers and destroyers steamed rough heavily mined tenters bend rows of mine-sweepers and en systematically pulverized all ciny shore installations. On Oc- bcr 20lh the beachhead was cs- bllshed, and by noon the Stars id Stripes waved over the Phillp- ncs. In a special broadcast lo the :oplc of the Philippines, MacAr- r dramatically announce! — "I ave returned." clasc and deep pport by imvfil gunfire continued s , the Army fought north and 'iith nlong the coast, and drove land. Carrier based planes In joclaciilaj- action dive bombed and rafed the Japanese, and formed 11 nlr umbrella over the beaches. A few days Inter MacArlhur an- ounced the establishment of n emporary scat of government of ie Conimomreitlth nt Tacloban. Vilh President Osmcnn, the Gen- ml opened the ceremony with n ricf radio speech to Ihe United tales and the Philippine people, e-establlshed on Philippine soil a overnment based on Hie "sacred ghl of self rule." Hundreds of American' officers, soldiers, sailors nd townspeople witnessed tins ercmony. The authority of the apanese puppet "Philippine R(i- niblic." was nullified. Enemv Ships Approach "On . October 15th, early In the .orning, we received word that a Japanese task force was — miles away, coining up Surlgao Slralts into the gulf in an attempt to wipe us all off the map and break up our beachhead and helpless transports and cargo ships. We had been (old to expect them several days before and everyone was a lltllc on edge. I had never Been a surface nctfon before, especially at nlghl, but I knew It was to be short, big, and terrific ns hell. Tills Jap force was one part of Ihe imperial Navy, which has been forced to fight In defense of the inner empire. Ian of Ihe Philippines means the culling off of Japan's booty from llhe rich indies. It also means that American sea and air power will move right up lo Japan's doorstep. The Jap fleet tried to stop Mils operation, nnd the result was (he second battle of the Philippine Sea. When GQ sounded I awakened with ft start and a half scared fcul- hiB. I was not on watch, but in my bunk. Being called like lhat early In the morning gave me n funny dilll,'different from the nsua! feeling I hn<! during (he routine actions I had seen before. I scrambled in my clothes nnd took off to my baltlc station. I thought, "Well, it it's going lo be us, tills Is what will be." Then sub-consciously I began to repeat n part of the Bible lhat I had heard so many times In Sunday school, when I was n kid. It went something like this: "Thou shalt not be afraid. Yea, though I walk through the vahcy of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me." Everyone was very quiot, ready lo do Ills job the best he knew how. | The silence was tense, the . calm licfore the storm. Then the chaplain speaking over the loud speaker system, started a prayer during which I bowed my bead and whispered a blessing for my wife and child back home. I may mention here we have a swell chaplain aboard, Father Kcnealy, nnd we arc very grateful, for his splendid analysis of things that go on nrauml us Unit, we cannot see. I really get n kick out of what he culls [he Nips. We always refers to them' as "Jappies". His voice over the speakers sorta cheers us up even though the going gets tough. Biff OURS- Open Fire. But now the order was given; "turrets Jontl," nnd we knciv what that meant. We began lo hear suite from out of the dark somewhere way off in the distance. Wo did not know whether it wns our own ships blasting away at the Jappies or whether it was the Japs getting the first salvos In. We ho- gan firing. Our big guns roared with blazing explosives singing out Into Ihe dark, black night. During Hie time we ivcrc firing, we knew the Japs were firing back at us and our buddies on (lie oilier ships. The Japs were blindly firing, throwing out, large numbers of shells, bul all In vain. The good Lord must have been with us short 10 minutes that seemed like hours lo me. Now 1 know whnl makes a man ago so during hal- lle. We put salvo after salvo out toward opr targets, and so did our other ships. Finally all was quiet again, a.s before it all starlcd, and and everyone was on edge not knowing what might pop up at any moment. We wailed until daybreak llieti we knew that we had been victorious, taking n great toll of Jap sailors aim leaving them helpless. Everyone was talking about our part In the battle ancl all wore a smile. You never saw n happier bunch of sailors in nil your life We not only felt that we had contributed a great part to the defeat of Ihe rising sun, bul wo .also knew that we had done something that the Navy didn't do even during the entire World War I We feel prouu that we took part In one of the only two battleship actions In Oils war so far. The oilier was Ibc third battle of Save Island In 1042 in which btiltlc ship "X" took part "I am sure lhat there arc pictures In our minds that we can never show anyone, and some llilngs we will never be able lo :xplaln to the folks back home 'Me most of my shipmates 'I urn thankful lo Iho Lord for my life nnd hone nnd pray (hat we may conic home soon, us well and stronu as ivlien ive left, to the ones we ove. Bob Neal, S 1-C, p. Division Postmaster Approved Nomination of Alma T. Harn- clcn of Wilson has been approved by he senate for postmaster al Wilson t has been announced at Wnsh- ngton. R«*d Courier KDWI want Camden Man Heads Flood Control Group CAMDEN, Ark,, Dec. 7. (UP)— President C. E. Palmer of the South Arkansas Planning Association has appointed W. C. McClure of Camden as chairman of Ihe association's [load control an dwaterways com- inllicc. Oilier members appointed lo Ihe committee, are: Howard n, Jackson of El Uorado; G. S. Dews of Arka- delphla; Duval L, Pmklns of Warren; A, 13. Mason of Camden; V. S. I'uchain of Magnolia; Emmett Karslon of Hot Springs; J. c. Cuffman of Malvcrn; L. L. Drown of Malveru nnd M. W. Greeson of Prescotl The committee will hold its first meeting at El Dorado Dec. 14. The committed will review Ihe streams of South Arkansas and recommend proposals lhat will hasten the development of these streams for flood control, power, navigation, and fish and game preserves, Steel Covers On Bibles Made Without Authority WASHINGTON, Dec. 7. UP)—An Ohio concern manufacturing Bibles with steel covers today was penalized by the War Production Board for alleged unauthorized use 1 of almost 31.000 pounds of prime grade steel. The Stuart Bible Company of Cincinnati, the WPB said, will be denied priorities assistance nnd allocations of critical products for a period of two months, beginning immediately. The suspension order charged that N. J. Heldman and S. W. Lcvinson, officers of the concern, processed sonic 30,000 pounds of first grade steel, between June, 1913, and August, 19-14, without WPD authorization. X?KA/V?\ A A/\AAAAAAAA/\ AA "NTERN ATIONAL— INTERNATIONAL INTERNATIONAL VV VVVV VVVVV V^ If You Want To Sell Your Land-See Russell LRiales .'-/ Hove The Buyers! RULES LAND CO. G/encoe Hotel Phone 464 INTERNATIONAL p m SWINE SUPPLEMENT ; Means More Park at less Cost You make more pork at less cost by feeding International 40% Swin9 .Supplement'With your corn than by feeding corn alone. The 1939 Yearbook of Agriculture points to the.finding: ". . . an exclusive , corn diet supplied too little protein both in quality and quantity for, the; growing pig." International Mineralized Swine Supplement contains 40% PROTEIN, «* - , ' Feeding 100 Ibs,,of 'International 40% Swine • 'r .Supplement and 12 bu. 'of corn Will bring a hog * up to 200 Ibs., with corifalone it will require 24 bu. With torn at $1 a bilsnel you wilt WVB approximately $7.50 per hog. Make this extra profit for yourself, feed International 40% Swine Supplement. INTERNATIONAL BUY INTERNATIONAL 40% SMNE SUPPLEMENT Af Your Dealer's |OVER 100 MILLION BAGS ALREADY SOLD . . . 'THEY MUST BE GOOD" THURSDAY, DECEiMBER 7, 194<I Captain Irons Saves Drowning Flier In China Cnpl. Joseph c. Irons, former statistical orriccr at BAAP, now as- slcncd to the same dulies with the 14th U. S. AlrForce In China, lias been recommended' tor Ihe Soldier's Medal after having saved a drown- liii! avlnlor. In hk recommendation, Cant Joseph c. Ella, a medical officer assigned to the 14th Alrforce, stated"Having observed a remarkable display of bravery in divine Into Hie ocpiTis of the waters surrounding building A-3 to rescue a di-owtiing pllol whose plane had crashed and having observed • a Simulated Diamond Engagement KING In Knllcrt Gold and ' Slcrlins Silver WilH Coupons, Special Trices Big Special Jewelry and Fountain Pen CLOSING OUT SALE Simulated Diamond Engagement anil \Ycdding King In Kollcd CM: I [I and •Sterling Silver \Villi C'nupon, Special Prices Simulated Diamond Engagement, Wedding, Birthstonc and Novelty Friendship Rings, Rolled Gold md Sterling S.lycr, from 79c and up.'THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7th, 8th, WOOD'S DRUG STORE Phone 507 il* -, No more avaU- 221 W, Main Pcnsho r rU eS c"u,is V n,Vn^ r i! )Cl ' UX<! Folin ! ai . n V ™' S'^.'wi"' coupon. Compare n-illi mud, cnsllicr pen! YES! In spile of Founlaiu Clip. «M llliON "\VOIlirM4 K ? C l? r iM cos !"| ° ut , R < »» s astounding close out sale Vamous Triple Capacity Filler 14K Gold I'lalert ^ p. -iiLLiUN \^OHb 14 K Gold I'lalcd Velvet Pen I'oint, llul WRJTKS BOLD Olt AS I INT AS VOO WISH! Abo 10 Kt. Solid Gold Beautiful Wedding Scl, consisting of 1-n- gagcrncnt and Wedding King will, tour genuine l)i»monds, size 6,7 V? ^°"'*'' ? peciri1 llritc at thls salc ' $ u - 99 ' lauding Ux. Rtmtm. aci J liayi only, Thursday, Dec. 711i lo SMnrflay, Dec. Olli, Inclusive. j -COUPON- [ I THIS COUPON WILL ENTITLE BKAUER I • TO PURCHASE ANY RING OR PEN AT • | THIS SALE ONLY, WHILE THEY LAST. | disrespect a;id unselfish attitude for personal safety In so doing this deed, It Is Hie wlsli of llils mldlcal officer to recommend Capt. Joseph o. irons for the Soldier's Medal," An Interesting feature of Captain Irons' courageous ncl was brought to light when his BAAP friends learned of what hart happened. "Gosh, he can't even swim," one of them recalled. Captain Irons is a nnllve of Mount Holly, N. J. election, held Tuesday, unofficial tabulations give the wet force« •$!{>• voles and the dtys 321 votes. Twot' , townships sllll haven't reported, but'' It Is believed that tlie vote" from these boxes will not ' change the tiend. Calhoun Votes "Wet" HAMPTON, Ark., Dec. 6. (UP) — it appears that Calhoun county has voted to continue Ihu legal sale of beer, wine and liquor. Read Courier New* W»m Adi. Meii! Women! .Old "at Want to Feel Years Younger? Do you bUtufl tihsmitt], worn-out f«Un| on ue? ^ housacda ama H4 al what > — . Autiane. Concilni toafo many cetd tt 40 60, CO, for IxxJyoId HOlely becaiifo tow La Iron; »l*a IiropbvlicllQ doeca vUnmln Bj,calcium, r/iw coetl TplroJuclory jJie on\v 3M Try OBUM ToWs Tftl>ic«f« cew wy.vouDBcr feeling, ibf* In the county's first local option wyihj 1 - druif everywhere — GIFTS for the Man in your life Don't loiow what to give him (or should we soy them?) for Christmas? Well, maybe we can help you out—just look over the suggestions listed below— they're bound to give you some.ideas. Just received—Fine leather bill foklb with REAL ZIPPERS 2,95 up All wool or wool mixture sweaters. Plain, ribbed, plaid or designed .From 2.'J5 Leisure jackets of wool, processed fabrics or mix tures. Favorites. From.5.50 Leather Jackets and • Coats-all sixes and styles 17.50 up Ties seem to caiT/'with them the spirit of • Christmas—choose ieveial Hi gay slnpeS'Of prints i From 1.00 Pine cotton pa James in stripes, prints or solid col • ors From.2.95 Manhattan Shirts in a wide selection. White, pastels or stripes .From 2.75 "••• ••• -!.r,U>,. Gloves in his favorite style and fabric. Well known makers. A favorite gift with all men From 1.95 Don't Wait Another * Day To Mail Your Service Men's Gifts! ... ^Mcn in camps in this country. will still receive gifts tha . arc mailed af, once—choose from our selection of practical gift suggestions. "The Little Store With the Big Stock" HUDSON Cleaner-Tailor-Clothier r,., ?. ,

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