The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 9, 1945 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 9, 1945
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 9; 1045 BIATHKV1LLE COUK113R -NEWS ' PAGE Kidnap Attempt Proposed Group Who Foiled To Get Kaiser Would Try To Take Nazi Leaders NASHVILLE, Tcnn:. Jim. 0, (UP) —Mcmberi; ^of the famous unofficial U- S. Army delegation which attempted to kidnap Germany's Kaiser Bill 26 years ago are ready, willing and able to undertake a similar .World War II venture.' A Franklin, Tenii,, attorney, Thomas P, Henderson. Kays If kid- naping n few top Navsl leaders means the end of the war in Europs, lie's ready for a new deal, Henderson Is one of eight Tcnnesscaiis. who marched straight, into the castle al Ameronson 'in Holland where \V11- hclm obtained sanctuary after-Germany's defeat in the first World War. - • • Others who are ready to. go aftci Von RuiKlstedt, Hlminlcr, aiid Goeb- beh, not to speak of Herr Paperhanger, include Owen Johnson, a Franklin filling station manager, and I «"" .i" 1 "" Dan licilly, of Franklin, un em- ! " e « loes ' ploye of the State Health Depart-, inent and one of the drivers in the! two-car mojorcadc which sought to ! abduct the German emperor. j Colonel Luke Lea, of Nashville, leader of the Kaiser-hunting party, is not; overly enthusiastic. Imt'says he will be-glad to cooperate to Die test of his ability. Lea, former publisher of The Nashville Tenncsscan, was one of the mainsprings behind the plot. He was assisted by Capt Leland S. (Larry) MucPhail of major league baseball fame, now a full colonel iiiicl, aide to Gen. Brchon Somerveli. Other members of the World War 1 party were Capt. Thomas P. Henderson, Cnpl. Marmnduke Clokey, of Knoxvillc; 1st Lieut. Ellsworth Brown, of Chattanooga; Scrgt. Dan Hellly, of Franklin; Sergt. Owen .Johnson, of Franklin; and Sergt. Egbert Hailc, of Nashville, all members of the 114th Field Artillery , Regiment, 30th Infantry Division. The Tenncssccans crossed the Luxembourg-Holland Irarder by arrangements Lea was able to make through his political friend, Brad Whitloek, U. S. minister to Belgium As a result of a diplomatic mix-u|. they were issued laisez-passer visas as official representatives of the United States government and hat no trouble driving right up to the Kaiser's lair. Messages passed back and forth between the soldier-diplomats and Ihe Kaiser, holding out in a back room for conclusive evidence (hat his guests were on official business. Finally the Amei:cans saw a detachment of Dutch- troops and discharged German soldiers surrounding the castle. They went into a huddle and decided upon a strategic withdrawal. Although unsuc- • BOON IN WASHINGTON Mississippi's John E. Ronkin : BY PETER EDSON NEA Washington Correspondent They say in John E. nankin's native northeastern corner of Mls- teippl that he has ears six feet five Inches long which are more sensitive lhan the Georgetown seismograph when placed on the ground and tuned to the earth rumblings of public opinion In the Congressional district he has represented In Washington for the last 24 years. Knowing this, you can understand better why he put over his fast legislative move on 1 ' Ihe opening day of Ihc new Congress, making Ihe Committee on.Un-American Activities a standing committee of Ihc House to continue the • work begun by Martin Djcs, Some see "Silent" John Rankin as the unchallenged champion of intolerance In Congress, but (o call him that or any, other demagogic name does not discredit him In the least with' the folks down home in Mississippi: The more he Is charged with being a hater of Jews and a poll-taxcr, a batter of organized labor and Communists the more voles lie gets. In the Mississippi primary last- year it became known that (lie c. I. O. Politico | Action Committee gave $1500 U | two candidates running for. Han tin's scat. They might as well have poured the money down a rat hole As soon as it became known tha organized labor was behind his op mneiils, Ihe voters flocked to Ran •un. - . IIANKIN'S SUCCESS FORMULA So he now begins his thirlecnti lerni In Congress, the secret of his re-election time after time being us ability lo leech onto Issues popular with his constituents; and never let- go. He has done it time after lime, appropriating issues and then telling the voters that they were his ideas through his private news service, which he feeds owl to the weekly newspapers of his slate. He has worked hardest" at aid to veterans and he is chairman of the House--World War ; Veterans' Committee, a job that" will probably prevent him from becoming head of the newly reconstituted Dies Committee, even though he may be its moving spirit. Rankin's biography in the : . Congressional Record, which he wrote, lists him as "an ex-soldier of "the World War." Actually ho spent' 21 days In Officers -Training Cahip'just befort. the armistice, after being unable t. coin- nd became its co-author. As a great hamplon of public power and rural lectrlfication in Mississippi, Kan- In has been ranked as—of nil hings— great liberal. . Though nankin's success as a Jongressman in getting the things ie wanted cannot be questioned, lie las been completely frustrated in its oiie gteftt ambition. He wauled, o be Vice President and running nnte to Roosevelt In both 193G and i9-!0, but the Mississippi state del- 'gations slopped il cold In their ho:el caucus rooms before It ever got started. The big laugh of that one s the record of Hooscvelt policies which Hankin has openly opposed. n Congress. , Nazi Captives In U. S. Camp Still Arrogant uy incuiN nieueii United Press Staff (.'orresnondcnl CAMP SCOTT. Ind, (UP)— Some COO of Hitter's herrenvolk — remnants of ifommeTs Afrlkn Korps and prisoners inkcn at St, Lo, Cas- fino and Arizlo—nro Imprisoned here for the dimiUon, but loiluy neither tile hopelessness of Hitler's cause nor their stntiiti seemingly hns dimmed their arrogance or their passnnaic worship of Oer Feuhrc-r. Thai arrogance is only loo plain in Iheiv facia! expression r.nd thc-lf Kuschel Transferred To Smyrna, Tcnn., Post Chief Warrant Officer llernhardt M. Kuschel, leader of Ihe G51sl- Army Air Forces Band and Hie man resixmslble for developing that unit into what Is generally regarded as one of the finest nuisiral organizations In the Eastern Fly- Ing Training Command, has been transferred to Ihc Smyrna, Tenii.. Army Air Field. .Mr. Kuschcl reported at tills r.tatioji Nov. 29, l»42, shortly after he had left GI ranks lo become a junior warrant officer. Upon his arrivr.l here he" found n bare handful of musicians, many .'tf whom were out of practice. Within two months aflcr he reched UAAF, he had recruited a band, trained his nen In the playing of ' military narches, and had 'founded a H- >lece (lance orchestra. Prior to his transfer here he Uad served as nn enlisted man at Fort Mycr, Va., and Clianulc Field, 111. Mr. Kuschel, son of Mr. ami- Mrs. Max Kuschel of Dcnlon Harbor. Mich., is a 1039 graduate of the University of "Illinois, where hi; won his bachelor's degree in music education. Upon graduation, he became high school instrumental music teacher in the public schools a.l Bcnlon Harbor and taught there until he was inducted int.") the Army in December, 1D-U. Plane Becomes Flyer's Coffin •,.*.„ , ,, , ' Active leadership of 051st- dospllc inos|< of Ihcm wealing clothes classed "X" — unfit for Armv use—with worn rcmnanli of the Wehrmachl uniform. It is evident in (he lociks of ciili or ronlcmpt or mere tolerance which they give Americans whom they come In conlacl, It l.s vUlent from the inflection of thch voices as they discuss — union i, themselves—Ihc men who come l( Inspect thdr camp. TiikVl'rlrtn In Neatness Camp officers claim (hat tin Nazis arc fur more capable, mov< consdonllous, more thorough work men than Die Italian prisoner who formerly were interned n Camp Scott, Aside from that, olfi cers say, they show more pride in Ihcmsclvl's an:| ihclr surroundings. Their personal eflecls and quarters are kept its clenn as possible. They hnve. n| Camp Scott, their' own choral group and a smiill bund, consisting of a pianist, a drummer, three violinists, a reed player, two trumiictm and a trombonist. Any selection though, to ears used to Benny Goodman recordings, would seem strident, brassy, corny and too much like the number played before. Tliev are allowed only standard wnvc-leiiglh radios in their recreation halls, but Jerry is skeptical about the American ' newscast: He. figures It's propaganda. Their favorite U. S newspaper prints the DNB cominimliiuc in entirety. One-Thin! Hitler 1'idiires They sleep and keep their possessions In small hutments, which .six men are accommodated. The wall decorations arc gcneralij I about one-third Vnrga girls, 'pne- I third clippings from the so-called Crack Fighter Squadron Back From Pacific PEARL HAIUJOIl. Jan, 0 (UP) —The Navy announces Hint n lop- vnnUng can lei-based Navy fighter Mliiiulron, called the '"JVo-n-Day. 18", Ims returned from the Pacific lor n rest. Also home for n furlough Is the BtpiiKlr.'Mi'H mast celebrated member, Lieut. Cecil Harris of Ores- bard, S. I). Harris Is the Navy's .srcond-iunking ace. The squadron bribed 172 Jnp iiiicso pluncs In-n(r combat during its Kl days In Iho I'm- Wcslern Pu- clfle, Harris downed 23 of them bringing his .total score to U, just ten behind Navy number one. ace Commander David McCampbell ol Los Annclcs. Lieutenant Harris Is a former During liol nellon In Hie Paclllc, nn nnll-alrcrall shell killed Iho Ijunnor of on Avenger torpedo bomber, bill the pllol skillfully brought the plnne hack io its carrier base. As n tribute tn the gallant gunner, Ilic Hilltop's captain ordered him huricti In Hie piano In which he tiled. Picture, iibuve shows the winged collln bclnjj lowered Into the sen ufler funeral services by tlic ship's eh.iplnln. i'liolo trpnv Navy-OWl molion picture "liroujjhl to Ac-lion," .radc/tschool, teacher. ..His. mother" ly'ft, want ,ljlm 49 JMtn-to fly iqcqjisflj |l,wfts."too dangerous." • • Today, '• h« \ Is" the owner of a <favy Cross) the Silver; iStar.'Mcdai; he Distinguished Flying Cross, and' he Gold KM for. outstanding per- "ormance of duty,', ; •-"!"! -- ''•*,". •- . ' ••..;,,". --/'-\'- ;-'-;,''l'-' <,',-*•• ' tfV' t Scotland's' Distiller? ;: ; RcsuminylPraduction ,vj^ LONDON, -Jan. 0 (,UF>) ,— ;' Mofc thini aodLstlllcrlcs' : resUined production of Scotch whiskey. 'In Scot- ; land's Spey Valley'- Monday. Other distilleries ni'e ' rcVisCfe. operate, .niul . oile'- in northern J re i land bus' stared, -' under "a -jso-yferM^ ' '• ' ''''' , incnl colicrfsioiV' '• which, ' p'p'r'mjtg'' dlstillcrs' v ' ! to' ) pfoiltice iip t.o one-*" third their prewar' output, " ''••'•''"" U wnsf Jsllmateii that in Sco'tV" land nlgnci about 25 million gallons > of nddiuJnOjl) wl|lakey'>woiild <'b'e ' produced each week for the next five mdrUhk .v'' : - '•" '; ' ' lad. probably not over 11, slight, I wiry, luindsome, but. somehow ore reminiscent of a brother, a tBh-school bnsketball player or ie kid next door than an enemy ho, not long ago, was -killing inci leans. On a hangar on the wall Was'his acket with a few medals, nn Iron ross, and a .service ribbon. A cwsman stepped up to examine IV 'he hoy stood impassive. As the ewsman turned, however, to leave, contemptuous leer smeared the catures of Ihc boy, who suddenly 10 longer seemed like a high-school Id. • had done n thorough Band and of Ihe dance orchestra has been assumed by Technical Sergeant Al -Poskonka since Mr. Kuschel's transfer. cessful, the venture was widely publicized and resulted in brief international complications.: gtintze a company of his own in his home town of Tupelo. But he is the veterans' friend, has championed mucli of the veterans', relief legislation "and in - the last session of Congress put over pensions for widows and orphans of World War One vets, after a 12-year fight. Yet Father and Spn v; Meet In Tent ' Oh New Guinea "What has happened to me probably wouldn't happen again hi a thousand years. It was one chance in a million," Seaman Wilburii Bell excitedly wrote his wife, who lives with her parents in Steele, Mo. Seaman Bell has been in New Guinea for 10 months with the Seabccs. Never dreaming he might be sent anywhere near his son, Louie Bell, a veteran of World War I, enlisted in the Merchant Marine. On his first trip out, he landed in New Guinea. " "All the officers here r.nd where Dad was were very nice. Tney help to get us together and when Dad found where I was, he thumbed 26 miles to get to sec me. He was in my tent before I had any idea he was anywhe/e around. Gcsh, it was swell! They let him slay all night with' me." Mrs. Bel! Is the daughter-el John G. Allen. he emasculated the soldier, vote bill because it would have broken the Mississippi 'poll 'tax law's backbone. When he first started running for Congres^,-, it was as a disciple of a movement to .repeal constitutional amendments granting -Negroes the right to "vote. He has lived up to j that ideal throughout his career, as [.evidenced by his effort In 1942 to make an issue on the mining of Negro and Caucasian .-blood plasma. He has fought anti-discrimination law's, for the District' of Columbia, the President's Pair Employment Practices-Committee, and the anti-lynching bill. Yet he boasts hisifather—a .school'teacher—was a slave owner. FOLLOWED "COTTON ' ED'S" LEAD When the late Senator ;'Cotton Ed" Smith was making " political capital out of crusades against Wall Street and the Cotton Exchange, Rankin climbed on that bandwajbn and made the ^Mississippi-, voters think he was the owner and driver. His tirades against the "international Jew bankers" carry over from that. When the late Scnalor. Gcorep Norris put forward his' plan (or Ihc Tennessee Valley Authority Raiikin muscled in on the picture of the President, signing the bill 3693 Marriage Licenses ssued By County In '44 There were almost twice as many nnrrlagc licenses issued in Mississippi county during -the past year "han in 1943, a check hns revealed. The 3693 issued in 19-14 compared with 1922 issued in 1343, then a lew high. • ••-.-.' The BIythcvillc office of county court clerk issued 2245 and the Os- cepla office, 1448 in 1944, while in Ilic previous year. t|iq .office.,he:e_ issued 1041 licenses '.and theV881' were issued at Osc'eola. The -large increase was due to numerous states passing stricter marriage laws leaving Arkansas the only state in this section having such liberal laws. 'spicy" magazines and one-third clippings or pictures of Der Pnehr- his staff and the late Rommel obviously the most highly revcrct general. • '••••!•'• It was to one of these hutment, that a group of newsmen sloggct through the snow in a recent ton' of tlic camp. The three men whi happened to bo there at that time immediately sprang to nttenUo when the group plodded Into th vooin. None of them — and Ihcy mus be asked individually beforehand— would nllo'w his picture to be tak en. They answered the Intcrprctc in clipped statements. They mad it plain lhat the newsmen wci not particularly welcome In the. Tiomc.' ' One of the three prisoners was a . Gdcubols ob! r.iiiumcnt of committee members owl district county chairman for 19-15. Oilier Mississippi County educators mined In various committees Include Philip .1. Deer of Dly- (lievlllo mid Johnnie Burnett of Joiner, members nl the Textbook Committee: Dean Whlte.slde of Osccoln and Don Dluekrnon of Dycss, members of lint Tux Kludy Committee: Philip .). Deer, clmlr- for Mississippi County, rtt'iid Courier News Want Ads. Bird Homed Chairman Df Educational Group Carl Bird of Wllfon has been lirnned chairman of the Educational Policies' Commission of the Arkansas Education Association. It was announced today by Mnj'vln Bird, prc'sideiil, who also announced ap- Pies' I llvv B —But He SMILES, Now Be vrtae nn lir wna. Use .inilio fcmmiln ll. ; '.e,l hy Jor/rjM ndlunctivoly at nulcil Tlioril- (un & Minor Uliilc. Sur|irl>ll)|! QUICK niilllntlve roller ot pain, llcliy-'rorpncsn.- ' lljfilps aorioij ntul tcniis to -shrink jiwi:ll- tng. 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