The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 26, 1944 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 26, 1944
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MONDAY, JUNE 26, I'SW" State's Gardens Hurt By Drouth Corn Needs Rain But Cotton and Soybeans 'f' In Good Condition . By United Press Arknnsns croiw have not been damaged to Any appreciable extent by the two-weeks dry spell' But n survey by district extension agents reveals Hwt gardens nnd fields have suffered as a result, of the H-day drouth. The extension agenls report that- gardens, pastures nnd blackberries In the .southwest .section of the state have suffered from the heat, as well as Jack of moisture. Hay crops In the northeast ureas and corn In (li c southeast portion -of the stale have also begun to suffer. Soybeans and 'cotton lire not as yet suffering for lack of moisture In southeast. Arkansas. District Agent c. A. Vanes says corn In (lie area could be saved by a good rain within the next few days. Varnes says the hot spell has one good result, it has checked Die spread of boll weevil which were prevalent In cotton i(|ii,m>s of lliat men. Rain has been plentiful in northwest Arkansas counties, but crops nlong Hie river In pope, Convvay and Faulkner counties (ire beginning to brown from the high temperatures. In southwest Arkansas, the weather has retarded So commercial blackberry harvest, in Polk county. The crop was scheduled to hit its peak this month. Gardens and pastures also arc suffering In the area. And in northeast Arkansas, the dry weather has lilt some cotton crops. County Agent J. M. Thomason reports that some strands of cotton already are spotty as a re- Avt of insufficient, moisture. How- ™cr, the dry period has served to postpone the labor shortage In the area. Charges Against Poultrymen To Stand LfTTLE ROCK, Jmie 24 (UP)— Price Administrator Chester Bowles has notified Governor Adkins that the OPA cannot recommend wilh- rirnway of cases against 82 persons accused of black market poultry operations in Northwest Arkansas. Governor Adkins had asked Bowles to withdraw federal charges because, lie said, "These people have not intentionally or wilfully violated the law.'- Adkins wrpte Bowles that the trouble was that the price of feed is too high nnd the price of poultry to the raisers is too low. That situation, lie said, is rapidly destroying the largcts industry in Northwest Arkansas. Bowles answered that. World War I proved price control is necessary during emergencies, and that poultry producers in ..Arkansas have not given OPA officials'' evidence of complying with pi-ice regulation's. He said that the condition could hardly have been due to lack oi knowledge because information has been available to the growers ever tiiicc the price control went into efSail 18 months ago. TOdge John E. Miller has postponed hearings on the eases until Sept. 1 to allow additional time for lawyers to prepare briefs. Frisco Railroad Adds Air Conditioned Cars The Frisco railroad lias added a modern air conditioned chair car to each of its day trains, O. P. Hainey, general agent, announced today. The' new coaches, which feature the latest "bucket" type chairs which rival the easy chair at home for comfort, were added to the trains Saturday. Because of the shortage of equipment, several of the coaches running between St. Louis and Memphis have not been air conditioned, and old model cars were used. The new coaches are the latest type iti coolness and comfort, the agent said. O|cco/on Promoted FORT MASON, Calif., June 24— Leon Robert Polls, of Osccola, Ark., was recently promoted from sergeant io staff sergeant at Fort Mason, Calif., where lie is attached to the Water Division. Sergeant Polts, who entered the Army December 0, 194t, is the son of Mrs. Potts. Rt. 1, Luxora, Ark., nnd ttie husband ° l Mrs' Eileen Potts. BLYTHEVlI;I,By (AKK.X COU1UER NEWS HOME, FROM DIEPPE By Sergt. Everett Oglesby As Told To Merino Duerkscn It Was My War, And I Went Dieppe seems so terribly far away now. Here in Arkansas it is spring. The trees are turning'green once more ami 1 am here to see them. Negro farmers are plodding placidly behind their mules, planting endless rows of cotton anil war planes roaring through the skies are the only physical reminders that somewhere there actually is a war'nmfoUicr men are fighting and dying as men fought and died at Dieppe, where I almost died. Dieppe is something I will never* forget, though God knows I have tried hard enough. But the real Dieppe, those horrible experiences afterward arc no longer with me Today, in 1944, it Is more like some childish iiight- ,mare I may have had long HRO, horrible and vivid, yet too fantastic to be true. Can it be that t was tl on tlml day ol flrc, blood nnd courage, where hundreds of Canada's and Britain's and America's best men, cream of the Scrgl. Oglesby cre " m of tllclr manhood, were slaughtered In a desperate battle against hopeless odds, where courage was Just something you took for granted as the order of the day. Can it be that I actually saw that magnificent Scotchman, with his entrails blown out, holding them In place with one hand and clutching a tommy-gun In the other; creeping, not back toward safety, but forward, toward the enemy. The Storm Breaks The trail that led to Dieppe actually began right here in Arkansas on Sept. 3, 1939, the day I discovered that Hitler had sent his Iwnibing planes to Poland. The war, threatening so long, Imd finally begun. I knew right then that it would be only a matter of time untjl the United States, too, would be sucked in. It had to come, and I felt that the way to stop Hitler was to get at him first. It was a peisonal matter of patriotism to me I decided to get into it. We had fought one war, and wj i, but lost the peace against this same German nation. This -n;:de me feel depressed about this new war. Mv friend, Will Still, who broke the Hews to me alxnit Poland, was a veteran of that other war and I knew he wouldn't want me to go so I didn't tell him how I felt. There; was a lot of talk In those early days of the war about keeping America out. People didn't want to fight. They thought anyone who felt Hie way I did was crazy. I Serve In V. S. Army I have had a lot of hard knocks in .my day. .Dad had,, died when ,1 BUS only an Infant "and I'had loft home at. I] to make, my own way .1 had worked my way all over !'.•'• United States, in timber, on cattle ranches in the'West, on farms an:l many another odd job. Back in Arkansas I farmed again. Then there had teen thai three years interlude ' the United States Army, fror. knew what a sol- But even with all 1925 to 1D28. I dier's life was. my hard knocks I felt that America was worth fighting for. My mother aiul my young daughter alone were enough lo make It worth it. I knew Canada was the only bet. I couldn't go right away for my health was had that fall and I decided to wait through the winter a".ci try to build myself up before heading for Ciinada in the sprine, I So it was May, 1940, before I went to look up Will Still, lo tell him what I was doing. On a Mississippi U--re, where I found ' hands nnd told him I alit:',k .At Windsor, Ontario, n fe'.v days later, 1 passed my physical on May 27, and was sworn Into the Cmi- tulian Army. Canada at this lliiv seemed, like (he United Slulr.s, a nation at peace. No nne appeared war conscious and no ope oiimc to the stations lo greet us when we were sent to London, Ontario. We stayed In civilian clothes lor several weeks before (lie Canadian government found uniforms to Issue. During this time our only training consisted of lectures by officers. I was impatient, for this, I felt, was a poor substitute for training. Even such instructors were tew and seemed unqualified lo teach, TOMORROW: I «n overseas. Utilities Commission Orders Rate Reductions Whiskey Seized At Little Rock; Two Negroes Held LfTl LE ROCK, June 20 (UP) — The State Kevenue Department nnci posslWy Federal authorities "re to be ixsked to assist chlct of detectives O. N, Mm tin in an Investigation of whisky Martin terms "black nmrkcl goods." Between 75 and 100 cusps of bonded and slate-tuxed whiskies were seized tmm iui establishment in Little Rock yesterday. Martin say.s customers .stood In line lo buy 'rtlcgoil black in.-.ixn liquor and paid as jwich us ?IO for » "/iflh." liesides UH> cases seined Marl In says there were about 300 empty cases In the place, The boxes disclosed they had been billed to dealers over the stale, nul. the name of a Ulllc Rock distributing company appeared on two-thirds of the boxes. Director J. E. Whilleinore of tin.' Beverage and Cigarette Tax Division of the State Revenue Department s ays since the liquor hail state revenue tax slumps on it, Ills department could not confiscate it. Although It is almost. Impossible to buy whiskey In licensed .stores, police officers «"y I lie Ncjjrocs had almost every well known brand, much of It the "" whiskies. Two Negroes are being held without formal charges nnd without bond. Arkansas Livestock Is Lost From Anthrax LITTLE UOCK, June '26 (UP) — Arkansas Is experiencing (lie worst outbreak of anthrax, unions live- stack In three years. And more than 2000 head of llveslock have already died as « result of tlic disease this year. LITTLE ROCK, June 2fi (U.P.l — I Arkansas stale veteran V)r J. S. The Arkansas Utilities Commission ' " has rejected the original theory of utility cost has Issued an order establishing a "rudent Investment" rate for tlic Arkansas power and Light Company, Tlie order also provides for rate reductions of some $075,000 nmiualty. The Commission determined the Power and Light Company's properties to be 47 million dollars, ami fixed six per cent as a fair return • on the Investment. The Commls-1 slon also found 3 million dollars to be n reason;) We amount for income taxes and return to the company. Campbell says that he and two assistants have been devoting most tl their time In a four county region vaccinating animals in an ef- foil to prevent, further spread of the disease. Campbell says nearly 10,000 head of cattle have already been vaccinated so far this year. Hardest hit liy llic disease are Jackson, CraUjhead, Cross and A....... Aj Woodruff counties. Ami sections IY ,,!"i,, lv ,, PAGE here/s ^° Backing Down On the Beachheads BUY THAT EXTRA TODAY! [ Crossed rllIts In the Mind slaiiw] with n romnulu's blood ure' trlbulc lo mi Amcrlam soldlci who died at the bnrrlcmie.s of n l-',fiich bench. This Ameili'tm hoy Is beyond the help of yonr Wuv 'liond.s -toil bonds yuii Imy now will help M.VO the lives of his hiiddle.s-who lire II(;iiUmj for you Arrests May follow,, ,• *>, Inyestigation By OPA f.. LITl'LE HOCK, .'Ark., t$ OPA lwiU, tlml It* Investigation into n black mniltet In Hnai lif Greater Llltlc Rock may soon result i" the nrrcst of 12 poisons. Three persons," • Including n Little nock filling station operator, have already ^been ' arrested In connection with the alleged black market. , i ' The Investigation got underway lloivjnif the theft of a quantity of tires and tubes from a Little Kock wholesale firm police and OPA ageiilH already have recovered 21 of the tires and 25 .tubes. v FOR MINOR Bonll '» "<* of limple IDDITATinue '", " wth ' u "»"». • IN HI IflllUNS medicated po«dcr with nr OI/IU IliBi-C'licnt" ofton UKtl »nlB by rauny B[)oci»li«t«. Lieut, Phillips Wins Citations And Higher Rank Honors tome rapidly cenlly for Llc-tit. Robert O ...... li|>s, husband ol the former Miss Hotly Phillips. He has been awarded the Air Medal, three Oak Lent clusters nnd The Commission says the rales now charged arc excessive and ordered a reduction of $075,000 In the annual gross electric revenues ol the company as soon as rate schedules can be prepared. The order is the culminnlhn at \ rate investigation which started In November, 1843, ivhen the company was ordered to show cause why it should not reduce rates and why original cost should not be adopted as the basis for rate nmk- ing. f • Named On Honb^Roll ^^S5 Mildred Juanita Whistle of Dell is one of four,seniors among 39 students in the University of Arkansas College of Arts and Sciences who earned places on the honor roll during the spring quarter, it lias been announced by Dr. II. M. Hosford, dean. Miss Mary (Catherine Rose of ilofclniid was one of two freshmen students in the university's College of Education to make the honor roll for the spring quarter. suffering most from the disease arc j south of Jonrsbnro, east, of New- jyi" cl Hickory RidRe Campbell says, ^jj, ci greatest cnsnallles have been | nl j (l , among cows and cattle. lircmoleil to the rank of first lieutenant l» [lie Army Air Pomes <liir- Int; the past month. An official release from the ir>lli dated Mity ^Fi and hud Bead Courier News Want Ad«. Blytheville Army Nurse Believed In Normandy BcliDvcd to be one of the first nurses wlio landed with the van- gunrds of the AEP in France is Lieut. Odle Rice, daughter ol Mr. and Mrs. L. I. Rice, who was recognized in a picture appearing in Monday's St. Louts Post Dlspateli in which she, with a group of other Army nurses, was shown relaxing from duties in front of a beachhead field hospital In Normandy. Although her daughter has not mentioned her part In the invasion, Mrs. Rtce is convinced that tho picture she saw in the Missouri paper was Lieutenant Rice, who has been serving overseas since February. She has been station in England. The last letter her parents received from her was dated June Delicious Foods — Reasonably Priced! MARTIN'S CAFE Specializing Jn Delicious Steak Dinners Special Plate Lunches Real Southern Barbecue Sandwiches—Cold Drinks 1IKER ON TAP AND IN BOTTLES JOHN FOSTER, Manager W. Main Phone 565 Buying Logs Of All Kinds. BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Blytheville, Ark. OLI^VE R FARM EQUIPMENT Bates and Service HARRISON AUTO TARTS CO. 517 W. Ash Thone 2552 Dr. J. L. Guard Optometrist af Guard's Jewelry 209 W. Main 5"* WAR LOAN Buy Invasion Bonds Spend what you save using Shibley's Best Flour. Clear Lake News The clear Lake Woman's Missionary Union met nt llio church Thursday afternoon for the Roynl Service program. The program heard by the .seven members ivns In charge of the president and the Bible study given by Mrs. Mflbci Harmon. Prayers were offered liy Mrs. Lunsford and Mrs. James. Those presenting topics were Mrs. Ous Stiepparct, Mrs. Dan Beard, Mrs. Hazel Ellis, Mrs. Liinsford, Mrs. Toimnie James nnd Mrs. Harrnon Mrs. Heard, all of which dealt with'the th™i6'"!ns' Mighty Hie closlnts Acts In Mid-Amciicii". Mrs. Board siiid prayer. warded the Air Meilnl. tenant Phillips, pilot on a Liberator number, received :conition, according to Ilin <:l- "J'or mcrllorlHiis iichlrvi'- iniMil In aerlnl (11^111 \vhllu parllc- Ipnliiig In sustained opc'iiuitmal activities nealiiHl Hie enemy." Since tlml date, later lufonnn- tion disclosed he also has been Prescription Filled Over 15 Million Times Rccotmiicntlcd lo ilo )ust two tilings; relieve constipation anil u'as on tlic stomach. '1'liis successful prescription is now put ii|> under llic iiiiino o[ APl.liUIKA. Gel a bottle of Adlcrikn nc*l tium you stop nt your druggist's and uee for yourself liow fjnickly ^ns is ic- licvccl nut] gentle lint thorough liowcl action fnllnws.Good forolilnmlyiuiiif;. GctAdlcr!l:a front faurttrug flit tntlay. )!HOH. DltlHJ STOIIK.S iiwimli'd throe Oak Leaf clusters fur ndililliHHil hirrltoiioiis uehleve- In contlniu',1 [Hiihix tiuiilnsl I Phillips Is stationed In Haly with u l.lber- tilcii 1 Ilomber uionj) eommauiled hy 'lliumiui W. Sliced ol IStowah, lie rccclvud his wings nnd cnm- at Dlylhcvllli! Army Air Wins Unit Citations ei'Kl. William n. llainmond, .110 Smith Mriit Slri'dl, Is a radio ine- chaiili! In a j\M> I>-17 •I'lnin- (Icrbtilt fHiliti.r ul-oiip In Italy which lias bn'ii uivnrdcd lim lYt'sldcntlal sllnijulslH'il llnll Cllutlons. 'I'lieso i'shtoillal iiwnrds are (he highest mllltury honors which can be presented In a unit. Tilt llrsl citation was awarded for Vfuutllt QlonJt Get Gray vita Vitamins \t>, (x-oiilc llin n:i1ion over liavn rc|K)[lril (UWVITA Vilarnliw WDIIK.aiul llnl Ihflr ti:ur l-i icliiKiini; In ila cijlor. <;]t,\YVlTAVil.i,i,lraconln!iMlif«.iracnmmlnl of ";iiili (,'r.iy li.iir vilaruin" (rin\ .|W) Int. units iim-. O[ M|[,</- irslrd, M% icliirn ot luir oilo.. CJ1AYVITA Vilnuiiin nre nim-hllcn- Inc. ca.i'l li:inu yntif "iifrlii.Tiionl." ill) lljy lU|iji)y ,<!.»); !IX),l.iy.. Jf.OO. I'lmaa KIUI'.V llltOS. DItllG CO. ISIythcvllli', Ark. Housewives! Storekeepers! WASTE PAPER URGENTLY NEEDED Clip this and paste it in your window! U.S. Victory WASTE PAPER Campaign n mission over the Island of Sardinia July 30, l!)-i:i, din-Inn which 20 planes of the i;nmp dfslmyod 21 enemy aircraft. The ficcoml citation wjis uivm-ded In rraigiitiion of the feat of dcslroylnn :n enemy plmic.s In the Vlllnortm, llaty, area January :iO, the sreatest single aerial victory of.(ho Italian campaign. Belli citations honor Inn high mial- ity of the combined cll'nvls of all ground and Hying personnel In the prepurallon, plmmlng llm i execution of ttie two missions. Read Courier News Want Arts. Political , Announcements The Courier Newt bit bt«n *a- lliorlzed to announce tiu followlm candidacies, mbjcct to th» Democratic primary In August; , KTATK KKVHKSENTAim ALENE WORD (for re-election, Post No. 3) W. J. WUNDEHLIOH (for rc-eleollon, Post No. 1) J. LEE DEARDEN (for rc-clcctlon, Post No.' J) LUCIEN B. COLEMAW E. O. "GENE" FfjEEMAN (Post No. 4) I'lSOHUOUTlNO ATTORNEY- 1VIU 0. SPENCER MAUOUS FIET2 (For lie-election) SHERIFF AND COLLTOTOB HALE JAOKSON. .' (for re-election) W. W. (BUDDY) WATSON: COUNTY. TRKASUKEB• R. B. (SKBKT) STOUT MISS DELLA PURTL* COTJNTY JUDGE ' ROLAND OREEN (for re-election) * mviGIIT II, W.ACKWOOD UIKUU1T CQUKT CI.EHB. • HARVEY MOHRIB (For rc-clectlon) COUNTY CJ.KRK T, W. 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