The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 6, 1944 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, July 6, 1944
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BIX Naval Airman Gels Pictures T Completely Ignores Jap Zeros To Complete ,His Assignment 'AN ADVANCED ALEUTIAN BASE (UP)-Notes from the North Pacific war front: ' Navy combat pilots here are still talking about something LI, L. A. Pattcson, Smiley, Tex., did over Paramusbiro and Slmimishu Islands recently. They tell you he set a new high in cool-headed coinbat flying. Patleson was over Shiimushu in daylight nnd In clear veathcr—n new set of circumstances In this aerial war, as the majority of ights over the enemy Islands have been made nt night and almost invariably In 'cloudy weather —nnd four Zeros were on Ills tail nnd every anti-aircraft battery within range was shooting at htm. Directly: beneath him was tlie big new Miyosliino airbase, which occasionally had been sighted by. ourjillots but never had been photographed. Patteson wns outrunning the Zeros, but lie was afraid that if he tripped his aerial camera at the speed Iris Vcnlurn bomber was making the photographs would be blurred. So he deliberately throttled back nnd let his gunners fight off the Zeros until he had a set of pictures, He then continued over!a number of airfields on Para- mushlro island and repeated Ills performance The Japanese flak batteries - nil along the Paramnshlro coast blasted desperately at him and the Zeros made pass after Along with Allied victories In the pass,, but Patteson ignored tliein— various theaters of war come and came back with a collection of, thoughts of peace. Particularly tlme- reconnalssauce photographs which 'V in connection with this subject (ARK.)! COUKfflR NEWS THURSDAY, JULY <5, NM-i EPSON IN WASHINGTON tluMi.M photo .elcased of the famous new Northrop P-Bl'-Blnck Widow" night Pratt a .. B!ttck wtow ~ ls „,,„,„„ ft „, „ leie vllh I.™ Pratt and Whitney „ il fuselage Is reminiscent ot the P-38. U b built ol Haw.liorne, cnlifornia. (NEA Tclcpl, oto j HIGHLIGHTS FROM LATEST BOOKS n T/me O/ War, Prepare For Peace; Three Authors Do normally would have taken months of jrTorl to obtain. "As nearly as'I could'tell," Patteson said, "my gunners shot up two of the Zeios. We got hit only once, nnd it didn't do o.ny damage." Lt, Comdr. w. R. Stevens, Salem, Ore, squadron commander of the Navy's Paramushirb raiders. are three books, "Primer • of the Coming World," by Leopold Schwarzsclilld (Knopf: $2.50); "Tlie Great Decision," by Jumes T, Shotwell (Mncmlllnn: 53), nnd Ruhl J. Barllett's "The League to Enforce Peace" (University of North Carolina Press: $2.50*. Twenty-five years ago optimistic guesswork was made the basis «. *.»., i»uv,v;i i-iuiiinuMiiru raiuers, "^ BUI^WUIK was made me basis is ..going home on re-assignment of peace at Versailles and the re- soon, and he is betting that his suit was utter failure, Schwnrzs- four-year-old son Randy "will roc- (child says. The popular inference ognize him without any prompting from this today Is to accept pessi- When he eels thprn I mif Mr trnnccuirtrV when he gets there. Like all combat pilots who have put in a long tour of duty on a war.front, Stevens is counting the days and minutes until his > relief nrii\es and he goes home for K minion with his family. He has never seen: his baby daughter Carole-Ann, but he and Randy are pals and he is so positive that Randy willjiecognue him after his nine- month absence that he hns arranged a test with Mrs. Stevens. "Sfevo" planned it''between combat missions, and during- long night flights across the : ocean in the vicious North Pacific weather. . He thought about': it while ak ': «ps breaking arouud-_:hls .'plane, .;and while.he was homing ^through'fog' and inlllHaws and : blizzards, ft was a swell to think about because It took his mind off a lot of I mlftlc guesswork, However, Schwarp-schild docs not go all out for pessimism. He is in favor of leaving out the guesswork altogether. Dcmilitarii'.ntlon of Germany at lensL unlll the youth of today Is doddering in age, is an accepted axiom of the coining peace. But how Will It be accomplished? What is lo prevent another nation from becoming militaristic nnd to assume the villain's .role which Germany plays today? Even the problem of reparations is bothersome. Germany should pay, but how? To these <|tiesllons Schwarzschild gives realistic answers. He warns against pitfalls and even when lie points .out that something'might;work', 5 'he tells-us that nothing Is likely-'to' last forever. And: "A third German world unpleasant matters, and now In a' war woultl be worse than just an- few dajs.he. Is going to put it lntoi°" ler war; " ln| Bht v 'ery weir be a effect. war In conditions of deeper and effect Randy, by prearrangcmenl with Mrs Stevens, will be playing in . the yard when Steve comes home, and. Steve Is going to go up to him and^ saj, 'Son, who is your dad?" "That will be. a big-deal," Steve says, "because Randy will- know h(> . n . me, all light He'll say, 'Hi, dad; DC '" E and it will be one of the grandest P things that 1ms happened to me since this war began." GOP fxecufj've Committee Appointments Announced NEW YORK, July G. (UP)-Re- pubhcan National Chairman Herbert Broxvnell announces the no- pointment of an executive committee of the Republican National Committee. Two Wlllkie supporters are members They are Ralph Cake, an Oregon publisher who was Willkle'.. campaign manager, and Sinclair Weeks of Massachusetts. Also on the committee are Representative Clarence Brown of Ohio who was convention floor manager for Governor Brlcker; and J. Russel Sprague of New York, one of Dewey's original bandwagon members. Other committee members are- Mrs, Robert Archibald of Colorado- Mrs. Chris Carlson of Minnesota- Col; R. B. Creager of Texas; Ham- Darby, of Kansas: Mrs. W. P. Few of North.Carolina; Harvey Jewell of South Dakota; Barak MtvUinulv of Missouri; Carrol! Recce of Tennessee; Mrs. Reeve Schley of New Jersey; Mrs. Worlhlngton Scranto ™m enn?ylra ' lla: and Mrs Williamson of California more widespread demoralization hazard of sudden Improvisation In hours of crises. Hardly less Important than the prevention of a third world war Is the prevention of a second world economic depression, for In the disorders which It would breed lie the roots of war itself." In this statement, yon can sec that Shotwell pretty well agrees with Schwar/.schllcl—that we can't jump Into peace immediately after the war; that we ought to start now lo prepare everyone concerned for a lot of groundwork. The brilliant Daiilctt, professor of history at Tufts College, traces the history of The League to Enforce Peace. Organized In 1815 by such men as Hamilton Holt, A Lawrence Lowell, nnd William Howard Tnft, It became one of the most powerful Instruments thnt led up lo American participation in the League of Nations. Machinations of the organizations thnt resulted in our abandoning Hie League nfter President Wilson organized it arc thoroughly discussed In this book, with no punches pulled. The author gives you plenty of meat to chew on in citing past mistakes made In making the peace, mistakes we should nvold afler this war. MAPPING THE WAIl Everyone's 'mnpjlmppyV in following the progress of the war on various fronts. For thnt reason two recent books will meet with fnvor— "Look at the World," drawn by Richard Edes Harrison for the editors of Fortune Magazine (Knopf""'"" and "Down to Earth," by we are fighting in strange places and why trade follows various routes. •It is difficult to visualize the Iti- Icrrclationslilp of lands spread over Ihe surface of n sphere. We have come to believe that the north must be at the lop of the page which distorts the projection. Maps in this unusual atlas nt- lempl to free the render\of Ihe harness of conventional projection Teachers, as well as laymen, will Hud the maps interesting and ln- "Down to Earth" l.s a treatise on map making. Written by Greenhood and illustrated by Graeter it devotes more than 250 pages to telling you how to draw and Interpret maps correctly. All Die various manners of projection are explained In steps that are simply and clearly ounlllned. Caesnr Brown was 17 when he learned that, although the fight for American Independence hud been won In the Revolution, democracy still had to be fought for vvllliin the new-born nation. Poor, but not proud of it, lie asked for the hand of the colonel's daughter nnd was horse-whipped in reply. His aunt's advice Was "Over the mountains lo the West is Freedom.' Japs' China Drive Crucial By THOMAS M. JOHNSON NEA military Writer The good news from the Pacific- successful attack-defense in India, successful;attack among the islands —smoke-screens from the public eye the fact, that, Die news from China is not so good. That Is disturbing, for compared to China, India and the Islands are really sideshows, or at most, preliminaries to the mnln event. Recent, events make plain that from now on that main event will for the north-south Pelplng-Hankow railway, which can foe rebuilt Into 11 valuable support of Japan's "Chinese Wall." Also there is always a threat to Chungking, which might force major Chinese forces to battle l-e.'ore they can be properly aided . by American equipment power. and . The Chinese forces are not'an nr- my, properly speaking, but groups co-operating .sometimes only loosely, armed only lightly. Their shortages are blamed by ninny Chtn«<;c ,*u.,i ..WIT un LEIUI, mum event, will «'u uiumeu uy jii.iny unin p se """•> IK the struggle for what remains of our failure to deliver goods Pres!free China. We must save it and "lent Roosevelt promised Chiang use it us a base; Jnpnn must pre- Kai-shek at c'iili-o. tiL-iore i uiu vent that, and use it herself, else lilgh Chinese delegate at Wnshlug- slie loses the mainland war as ul- ton threatened that unless they go' ready she has lost tire island w-ir. more than the trickle of supplies Japan's _ navy is overmatched flown over the Himalaya hump "We tljrec to one, one-third her vital capitulate!" Chiang's Indignation Is merchant fleet is gone, her air force said to be a main cause for Vice has been whittled to the world's President Wallace's trip to ChrniK- slxth and faces the worlds first, iking. Against her our "Nuval air" alone The "republic' is becomiii" in- brliigs SO carriers, 36 in one opera- ereuslngly dictatorial and tolalltar- liou. backed by so many supply and inn. Although inflation and nenr- ri-ptilr ships that they are a "float- famine go hand in hand, some of- In? a They give our nlr-sca "reach" so unprecedented . t:!Kl Japan now fears bombers from on.- carriers as much as from our l.-l.ind airstrips. And Japan's indus- hte are monlly near the wa, easily reached. Her .cuatcgy now is to i>c c.u:tioiis, and prepare n wail against lire, evil, inevitable day when her b:'ck will be pressed against it, So Japan is reportedly moving ' are corrupt am! make "squeeze," it is reported, even from uliat supplies we arc already sending them. Statesmanship is needed For though all this be true, though China needs us, we need China if we ore to l*at Japan. Tlie Jap drive threatens (is all, for the more of China Japan holds, the more space she has to build up in China an industry and a rail system that may ou u.\|j,ui I& ropuHciny moving '^uuon^ mm u nui system that may seme of her production to nnrls o'f a(ltl "D to n formidable base of oper- Cliina sufficiently inland to be safe aiio »s that would be a sort of "sec- irom carrier-based planes nnd toi 01K ' Jll l >al1 -" keep longer - ranged land - based I Thence she could supply nnd sup- planes at least at arm's length. To I 101 ' 1 n . cr armies even though hci IlinVp this l>lr»un en fn «-lin tr- ..n.: JlOTllfi islflllrlc trnrn, n .i ... place lo Japan—China. China is our best base whence to destroy Japan's power not only because of geography, which has placed it next Japan, bul because of manpower. There alone can we find millions of Allies ready to march with us against an enemy whom they have shown they can defeat, given proper weapons. The Chinese will need other help— Anxac, British, Dutch, American- more than once was supposed. But they will repay thai help with their lives to save those of our people. So Japan's moves really represent an effort to tighten her grip on what remains of China before we con get more than a toe-hold. In the long view that is fundamentally more important, though less enthusing, than moves In the Pacific or on the nurina border. Dell Xews Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Cimmiings entertained yesterday with a family reunion at their home near Dell. The all day affair w?,v featured with a picnic .lunch served at the noon hour, when guests Included their son, Clarence Cummings and family, a daughter, Mrs. Carol Hol- ninn and family, all of Blytbeville. another daughter, Mrs. L. C. Kills and family of Gosnell, and Mr. and Mrs. Bert Vastbitxler and family of Blvthcville. make this some of her blows at China. - -..,— .„ i.^uvin. , \juuu luinance, mieu w Cncsfir, central figure in "West I venture, and breezily paced • nuii, niuLo^n-un uL'mui tiuziuion do.jus, mHI uowil 10 ball'111, by than this one," hc.snys. ."It must' David Grcenhood nnd Unlph Grnc- Hot. MnlMlfn " llr* ,lnr>lnpAF + in. *TTnl:*ln.. tr,,., . A. r-n. not happen," lie declares. He concludes, in nnnlyzlng the iltuallon. that it Is not an cxng- seraled hope thnt in fields of unl- 'ersnl pence nnd permanent wcll- >elng, great things will come to ss. "But In order to make them at- ainable, our ideas nlxmt them must remain moderate. The world hns he prospect of n long pence nnd D( progressively greater well-being f It does not fall victim to the illusion of absolute nnd total solu- .ions." 4 • * SAN'T HUnilY VKACE Shotwell, Columbia University itithority on history and n meni- >er of the preparatory "committee or the peace conference in 19n- 18, is a recognized figure In inter- rational relations, vjolilics nnd economics. And after decrying the fumbles made by world blg-trlgs o secure permanent peace after :he last war, he sums up his opln- on by stating: "The one thing that is perfectly :lear is thnt lliey (international problems) cannot be left to Die (Holiday House: $4.501. Harrison hns treated his mnps differently. He has drawn them from the viewpoint of the air age n order to show Americans ivhy 5 W WARIOAH Buy Invasion Bonds Spend what you save using Shibiey's Best Flour. CEILINC5 PRICES ON USED CARS Effective July 10th - .-- .•;.._•• i ••-/>-;We wilt pay up to 'ceiling price for good used cars now. 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McLcod nnd assistant Police Superintendent Cliff Atkinson deny that tlieir men or cars are being used for any such purpose. All candidates for major office are out in the state todny—spread- ' coming out from Portia and Corning where most of them talked to July 4lh political rallies yesterday. Wren Xcsls on Axle MT. VERNON, Ind. (UP) — Bob Travers ol Ml. Vernon drove his Model A Ford coupe very carefully for some time. He discovered that a wren built its nest on the rear spring, near the axle. Tlie wren laid several eggs upon which she sat even when the car was in motion. Motlier and family were last reported to be doing nicely. For Side Dressing, J. L TERRELL HIS. Bdwy. Phone 2631 Buying Logs Of All Kinds. BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Blytheville, Ark. ALTERATIONS! Come to Hudson's for alterations of all kinds. We have three expert seamstresses on duty at all times. 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