The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 13, 1944 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 13, 1944
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TUESDAY, -JUNK 13, 194-1 Navy To Draw Officers From Enlisted Men By COUKTENAV MOOKE United 1'rcss Staff Correspondent . WASHINGTON (UP) _ young .^A-iayy enlisted men win, Initiative "-juicl ambition are going to liave an increasing change for commissions. A recent poll of (lie percentage of enlisted men who have become officers since Dec. 1, m\, .shows inat tliey comprise nearly <15 ncr cent of the total number of men commissioned. Of these, 20 per cent Had seen previous duty cither afloat or ashore an<i the remaining '5 per cent were taken from civil life «s enlisted men and trained to become officers. Slnc c the beginning of the war, more and more enlisted men have been appointed us warrant or commissioned officei-.s, until now the Navy plans to draw "almost, wholly ii]xm service sources for its officers, in the first rapid expansion of the wartime Navy, there was iieeessnrlly a limitation on the number of qualified enlisted men who could be appointed to officer status. The reason for this policy was that the chief petty officers artel first class petty officers are the keystone of organt'/allon aboard Navy ships. Their services in the intermediate level of command were vital lo the successful opera- t on of the forces afloat and thus the (innlificd men had to be restricted in order not to strip the ships. Postwar Onpoordmitics However, that situation has now been stabilized to a point where the only officers still taken from civilian life will be specialists, such as doctors, dentists, and chaplains and young men as aviation cadets. All the rest will come on the whole from the enlisted ranks. In (lie Navy of the postwar world winch will undoubtedly be a far jjAirgcr one than ever before in U. •TO. history, there will be plenty of opportunities for naval careers" for enlisted men as officers. A great- many officers in the naval reserve will be mustered out at the enel of the war and many of throe billets will require filling. The Naval Academy will be un- ublc lo supply the large amount of officers to fill these places Credit for Sea Deity The direct appointments from the ranks arc of two types—permanent and temporary. For temporary appointments, the only requirements arc that a man has worked up lo first class petty officer or above; that his record of service, civilian background and elcmonstratcd abilities for leadership recommend him for appointment to officer status. There are no educational requirements. 'I lie permanent appointments however, which will apply to tile future navy, are comparable to those of civilian appointees of today, except that a man who has seen active service abooard ship is given an ndvantage_ovcr.. the civil- Inn appointee. The"^nlhtinnm-'edu- 1 rational requirements'is two years of college, but a man can make up the additional years since the Navy recognizes three months sea duly as equivalent to a semester of college work. However, the Navy recognizes the JB\ue of officers who have "worked i^ir way up" from enlisted ranks and the "continuing" policy of the Navy Is to provide for its' enlisted personnel every opportunity and incentive to become commissioned officer.; in the Naval service. Bond Auctioneer Ready To Raise Another Million • (Continued from Paje 1) partment reading "For Distinguished service rendered In belmlf of Hie War Savings Program, till) citation is awarded T. P. Dcnn. 1 One of tlie honors of which Dean is especially proud was Ills liax'- Ing been .selected as (jiipst, spcnkei tit a recent graduation of Blythe- vllle Army Air Field advanced engine bomber pilots after already having staged a successful campaign there for civilian employes when col. Kurt. M, Landon, commanding officer, wanted the payroll deductions for bonds Increased. Only civilian speakers at the graduation exercises, when wings and commissions are presented, have been the [governor or litghcr- liuiking public officin) but the cndcts wanted their friend "Doc' Dean mid they got him. Rallies have been staged In many places—from 4-H club meetings for rural toys and girls to towns as large as Dlyihcvlllc nnd Jonesboro. It matters not to Dean whether it is n church supper, a school gathering or n community campaign, jnst call on 'Dean when you need War uonels sold and II is practicaMy settled. Among towns where lie has exploited • the reasons alt'citizens .should purchase War Don els are lienton. Holland, Steele. Campbell anel Portagevllle, Mo., Jonesboro, Memeltc, Manila, Osceoln and Blytheville in Arkansas, after having started Ms new ."business career" in Illinois anel Indiana .Twice Wore Uniform Dean Is back In "active service" for the third time as he twice IKIS borne arms Tor his country and this time it Is not fault of his he Is not in uniform again. - A serious eye defect and not his iige, kept him out, lie declares wilh a grin as he shakes his white head. It .was 30 years ago he first serveel in the United States Army elm-Ing the uprising j» the Philippines where he was on duty. Later he served during World War 1. Joining the Army at the age of 17, he spent some three years In the Philippines, where he helped maintain order in local uprisings mnong famous head hunters, the Morrows In Joho nnd Zamboanga. He air.-) was stationed at Cuba Corrigedor, Bataan and Batanca before returning home by the way of Japan and Guam. Dean lost, his light eye In target range practice and so was given a surgeon's certificate of discharge prior lo returning home In 1915. "Got By" Kxaminer When the first World War broke out, he told a fib about his age for the second time and "beat a little around the bush" about his eye and was accepted. He got by the examiner by .memorizing the eye card for defects. Reaching the rank of a nan commissioned officer, he was fiv BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS lOOKW® AHEAD L waron0i t UNION iUlN'AGKI) ECONOMY .Business look me lo Incilunapolis m the last week of May, just in lime lo witness another sickening fluke of limn handled economy. Dead hogs lay uncounted on the ground, by the roadside in the sun, lOD per cent loss to heir owners, to the nation's wealth and lo the world's food supply. It was a blunder, of course Surely this time nobodv will sav "We planned it this,way!" It was two years ago that the goyermnnl named nn arbitrary price on fat hogs and guaranteed it for two years. The nlm was for the |>eop!e of the United Stales lo huve jnst the right amount of pork at Ihe right price. Obviously, price-flxln" was only the first slep. In order to get jnst the right amount of poik the government rationed corn, es- sential In the growing of pork. The next measure was to ration iwrk so the right, number of hogs would feed Jtisl (he right number of people just Ihe right number of flays. It weis assumed Hint smriri bureaucrats knew precisely how ninny ixnmds of grain II look to produce « pound of iwrk aw \ cw ld flBiui! how many eaters there were nnd how much limit nnd tjncon they miisht to eal-iw family per day, or |ifi- comity per elegree Vnlimilu-il, or something. If there is one render of this column who lacks such knowledge, may I offer some facts of life about boss: Just (en months from (lie day a furmer consents to tolerate nnolh- or family of pigs on his estate he can be selling 250-pound, prime shotcs. America Is now in the ihlrd on of swine since (lie government Kiiiirmilecel the price AD- PAOB / OroM'n for I'rofll NOW «,),(,,, ,,,(..; „,,. ,., B|lt [ 0 ff(( uu> are ready lo soil, nnd the cix-nldim Umbers of Amprlcu's bulf- 'UK Plg-pcn have IHTII lii'ard In Wiishinijion for .several weeks !•')'»>1 y O. l». A. lowered ll,e l ws , u H ,k i 'lion points off pork 'ami released '»«• aiiiK-Hlliij! deluge, Had the bL- »'lp figured rlghlV Ho! Hog re- «'i|>ts at eleven main |>.i?klug «>n- ie:s exceeded processing capudtv, Hi'siiK: embargo. Indianapolis was only n sample ilogs arrived loo fast ID Idll 1'nek- (•rs <t ,ni. welding for ihcin. humors wilh I nicks full of ho,.., fmneA caravans on Ihe muds, 'iViiffiV Jammed, Lines walled mid waited some. more, I'lgs died ol Ihlift nnd Ininrer nnd were -piled outside Hie slockyimlB. Thon the green (lies came. They rtleln'l have lo wall oh Ihe O. P,' A. — purely unofficial, Curpcnlers hleli' Ihelr mistake* with pully. Doctors, it has been said, bury lliclrs. I hope no Wnsh- IniJloii Imiliilmslcr was (oo disappointed when latter points were lilted off pork) the American pco- l>le failed to eul up Ihe consequences of his error. Afler nil, enough pork h ('nautili. And what happened WM no wurtic than Mils nnlion hud every TEST P ?^7 V ^ ft Vt Mofrilno tflwn (burnt, t"'' *"fi + - B i |>t " 1 n^iv «i*ii. |f"J« " l tf> I'H" Mwufint't lildi UUHllly. Ho, julwt ,.,,; rl(jhl to expect.- -, ' Tlio Inw of supply ami demand Is a law of nature, no less than the law of gravity/ In like degree they are Coil's Mi nnd no inortnl can make heaehvny afealhil. thein. Kven 'cloubt- ei-B say pork It; ])robably the easiest "iiu-Rcl of all markets to guess; ami I ill I it' what n flopi Wat caused no pw* A t he rldlculpui, pig fiatco If SU ch tinkering; should become ».'natlon«l Jwrt-war polloy, »;e would'be In fof \ iiot mq 1 fiuy Gcau's SKATING RINK Now Ouen For Summer »!R Tenl Now Localed Across From Nu-Wny Af(*rnbon anel Niie Sesslonn MARGARETS BEAUTY 2532 \ : Bring Us Yout Beauty Probltmi days at sen when the armistice was signed and the bout turned around and relDruwl to Cainn Lee I Va. For this war, lie volunteered : Charleston, S, C,, nnd was sei lo Nashville, Teim..- where he \ni tinned down. With ills colorful show life nn his Army career behind him Dea enthusiastically lius thrown' him self In lo what lie called "the .mot important job' of my life.'' • .'He plans lo Iiold down this jo until the. war is over, and If ), Is asked "to • evji'idiict rallies in a of the IB slates he lias stage medicine shows, lie will neceii every invitation passible. And- lie laughingly adds ihcr will be no "plugelng" for i,Ls lor mer show business . . . .in.stea lie'll -invite all tlie men in in >rmed forces who come this \va o'visit him In Blydievlllo whcr ie. has "settled down'' at a ^e^vic station. There is one ambition lie ha iot yet realized . . . that is t. return lo his blrlhulaco, W'chiti Knns to stage a War litmd , ulc Ion m his olel home town ^ The ^Giff Shop Modern anel Antique Glfto COSMETICS BABY GIFTS GREETING CARDS NOVELTIES A Gift For Everybody Ingram Bin*. Phone 2254 MOSS BRYAN SHOTS YOUR BLOOD and leaves LIVING DEATH! Stop her before she bites , . . with FLITI Flit 13 sudden deatli to all mosquitoes. Yes I Even the dread Anopheles . . . the mosquito that carries malaria from a sick man to you . . . the mosquito you can tell, because it Blends on its head ... is easy to kill with Flit. Buy an ample supply of Flit, today | FLIT kills flies, ants, -' moths, bedbugs end all mosquitoes. BE SURE IT'S FLITI Guaranteed REPAIR SERVICE On AM Makes of TRACTORS, TRUCKS, FARM EQUIPMENT MOTORS and CARS. Our shops are equipped with the most modern machinery. Five experienced mechanics and machinists guarantee * FAST, RELIABLE SERVICE Electric and arc welding—portable and stationary units. WE CARRY COMPLETE LINES OF PARTS LEE WILSON & (0. ARMOREL, ARK. CALL 2088 Highest Prices Paid For Cars & Trucks All Makes & Models GULF Service Station At 5th jU-iin Sis. -OR WE'LL SELI, them for you for a small commission. Bring (hem in for all details. Continuous Shows Etery Day Bos Office Openg 1145 Show Starts 2:00 LISTEN TO KLCN 1:08 ».m. 12: <5 p,,^ 4.,,, p Tuesday & Wednesday Selected Short Seibjccts Mitlnees Sat. ft Snn. Opens each night 0:45; starts , Owns Bnnday 1:00; Starts 1:15 Continuous Shows Bat. »nd Snn. «Urr»ta Mght Every NtgM Exrtp1 Saturday. No IUM* honored on Bond*/ at *ha Roxy, Tuesday & Wednesday HE glraitc nne! the turtle tell their tivm (tory. Tlicy liclp to rctninJ you tlwt electricity, almost alone among household necessities. ii still sold, di low pre-wiH prices. \ ' You realize how low these prices arc when you know that the average American fatally now gels ahout twice as much electricity for its money as it did 15 years ago. If yotir bill isn't smaller, !t is because you nave.more elcctrir: .servants and are using more electricity today tli.iti you dtd then. It's a real achievement to keep electric service cheap in spite of rising costs and tax«s — and to keep it plentiful in the face of tvar's tremendous dcmaneis for power. The credit goes largely to the hardworking men and women of your electric company. Their skill ami experience—plus the planning and foresight of sound bufi- iicss management — Iiavc made this record possible. • • Hior "R.port lo till Notion," n<wi frojroii) it Hit wttti, ' \ Don't wcite itectrlcNy |us» b'scaust IHin't rollonidl

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