The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 3, 1945 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, February 3, 1945
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SATUKDAY, FIJ 3, 1945 h Victim Searches IFor 55 Officer U.S. Private Won't' Rest Until He Finds Nazi Who Beat Him WITH AMERICAN FORCES BEFORE THE SIEGFRIED LINE ?ob. 3 (Ui J >-An Americnn pil- 'nle is conducllng his own war on Jie western front today, a bitter, rassiouate war Hint will go on un•il he or the man lie's hunting fot \\(j'. >r elglit months private Don- '1<1 D. Smith, a former Dayton. Dhlo, tj'iick driver, lias had not ling else on his niincl, He wants to ncet one Nazi SS officer, who nev- :r thought Smith would live to lart his grim mission of murder lirough tlie snow-clad forests of reslcrn Germany. H slaitctl on D-Day. plus nine, in lilllc village near \ Cherbourg, 'liilc Smith was leading a patrol. 3milh led his men Into thu shad- >ws. under the eves of a building, o rest for n moment from the hot ays of the sun. Idly, the men eyed a cool dark haclow of an upper window in one if tho houses across the .street — vaved, good-naturedly when a wo- nan held a bottle of cognac out >f the window and laughed at hem. Suddenly » eun barked. Smith ell, a bullet In his hip. The other Imericans hunched over, dashed 'or the safely of the village out kirts. Smith was left alone, in liu farm dry dust, wailing for his raptors to pick up their victim. The re.*t was a quick kalidesconc if Nazi brutality, coarse tcmpta- lon, alternated with ferocious Jeatings. The SS men turned him over to he Gestapo, which wanted infor- nalion. He was blackjacked about he face. Smilli said nothing. They ossed him In an abandoned shack. ;cnt a beautiful naked girl traitor n to him, to see if she could get he information they wanted. His reeling seires warned him. Ie slapped Ihe woman, she icrearned, nnd SS officers slammed >pen the flimsy shack door, and legaii their torture routine once nore. One officer stripped him to ;hc waist, broke his arm, then Jinionecj 'he staggering American vliile his companion lo.-hed on Ills )are back with a cat o' nine tails. The Nazis became kind then, flicy took him to a hospital, wilh a .vounricd Americnn captain. On (he ray, they offered Smith and the :aptain cigarettes. The captain eaned over for a light. His Nazi .'aptor pressed a revolver to the ;ack of his neck, and pulled the .rigger. Smith got his chance nt the Gernan medical station. He reached ils hand into a German doctor's Jlouse. ,-natched out a. gun, and orced tlie doctor to lead him lo a .•aptured American jeep. ,£mith shot, v the doctor, with no .vorcl of warning, watched his Mdy slump to the ground, then lumped into the jeep and raced .p another village, where French latriots helped him back to the American lines. Day in ami dny out, whenever ic gets the chance, Smith stalks .he smoke - filled interrogation room-, looking for the one face iic'll never forget. He' stares at. each Nazi officer :hcy; bring in. Then . shakos .his -lead and goes 6n. Softly; to ', anyone who asks him what he would to should h e see the man. who ashed him, Smith says: ' •' "I'll know the one. and I'll kill lim. No. I won't forget what lie looks like, I'll remember Ihal face my dying day." Soldier Sells Horse Tamed From Jungle Pvt. Earl Dallas Mitchell, who pent most of his spare time from lis duties wilh the Army at Guadalcanal in taming a wild horse for i pet, has sold the animal. "I got a chance to sell her lo a oldier for $150 and thai, was too much to pass up. Anyway, maybe 'II be going home in another year, hope, so I'll buy War Bonds with he money", he recently wrote his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Mil- hell of Promised Land community. But he is looking for another lorse to tame and may be at the ob right now. In a recent letter he old of walking 35 miles in search of another wild horse ns pretty ns Bob" which he captured last Fall. Taking a three-day "furlough", 'rivntc Mitchell camped out while lunting an animal which would leasure up to "Bob". Ho sighted one near n plantation nt was unable to coax the horse ear enough to lasso. At. this planlalion. where the Japs had killed all members of the families there, he found 150 head of fine cattle wandering aronnd the plantation among the bodies. The catlle was so fmo looking, he wanted to take some of those animals back to camp, he wrote his parents. How Private Mitchell captured a beautiful wild horse, and set a photograph of the horse and master home to prove it, created much interest here where the former farm youth had spent much time in train- Ing horses. In letters home he worried about what would become of "Bob" when it was time to come home—which may have led to his parting with tho animal. But, apparently life was lonely without a horse and so he's at work again in an attempt to make a wild horse of the jungles do what his horse at home, "Prince", can do. Two Injured In Crash Of Auto At Nett/efon ' JONESBORO, Ark., Feb. 3 (UP) —Two men are In a serious condition nt ,1 ; .loniwboro hospllnl ns ;\ B1ATIIEVILLE,COU1UEH NEWS ••WON M WASWNCTON Mr. Wallace Vs. Mr. Jones BY I'ETER EDSON NKA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, D. C.,—Only a welter ot conflicting impressions and unanswered questions comes from sitting in on the two-day Wallace- Jones hearings before the Senate Commerce Committee. No one enn judge this sanely. It is an Issue which will be decided only by prejudices and emotions. Partisan followers of the two men cannot even talk nboul It rationally. The Committee is supposed to be deciding merely whether It jvlll divorce the Department of. Commerce from RFC nml the other Federal Loan agencies built up by Jesse Jones in Ihe last 13 years. Actually these Senators—there were more than 30 of them present and they lapped up every word with far more attention than they ever show during debale on llic floor of Congress—are trying lo judge Ihe business ability of Henry Wallace. What is the combined business experience of the 30 Senators? Chairman Bailey was for 14 years editor of the Biblical Recorder before he became a collector of Internal Revenue and lawyer In North Carolina. Burton was mayor of Cleveland. Welsh-born Robertson a Wyoming rancher, Vandenbiirg a Grand Rapids editor and publisher. Most were small town lawyers—George in Vienna, Ga.; Pepper in Perry, Flu.; McClellan in Camden, Ark.; Brewster in Dexter, Me.; Bilbo In Poplarville, Miss.; Ellender in Houma, La.; O'Daniel was a Texas flour salesman. What are the rights of these to pass on who Is n big enough business man? Answer: These are the duly elected representatives of the IKO- ple and through them the people pass judgement on how things shall be done. This is democracy at work. FUK'S LETTER A, KISS OF DEATH? But wh'al about this letter of the President's to Jesse Jones, in which the President said that Wallace thinks lie could do the greatest amount of good in the Department of Commerce? Is this just "getting even with Jesse Jones in the belief that it was he, Jones, who inspired the Texas revolt against the fourth' term? Or is this another kiss of death letter like the one Roosevelt wrote Democratic National chairman Bob Hannegan at the Chicago convention, consigning Wallace to the political wolves? A strange character this Wallace. Is he being vindictive in wanting to lake Jones' job away'from him? Is this sweet revenge for their last bout, which Wallace lost? Or Is Wallace just the simple, unaffected child-like character his intimates say lie is? He's a drcairier, they say this Wallace is, a mystic. What's he driving at in his suggestion that Congress investigate the RFC? What does he mean by daring to questioji the sanctity of the Federal Reserve system? Seems he wants to liberalize them so Ihey will make more: loans to small businessmen, more character, loans. Bankers used to grant character loans to good honest upright men who went to church regularly, raised a family and seemed willing'to work 12 or 14 hours a day to pay off their debts. People don't go to church as much as they used to. Maybe they have lost their character. And Wallace is talking about shortening the work week and paying people more money for it to WALLACE'S ATMMVERb \ i f NOT TO THE POINT Wallace. In fact, again outlines the President's eight-point Bill of Economic Rights. The right to a job, to food, to a home, to produce, to buy and sell, to health, to old age security, to education. ., Yet Senator Bailey asks Wallace shrewd and pertinent . questions. How's he going to get all those things? Wallace's • answers aren't sharply to the point.He missed here. If he had advocated unemployment hunger, sickness, poverty, illiteracy for the masses, of course he wouldn't have been asked such cuibarrass- ing questions. This Is the batlle of the century —the next century—the next generation nt any rate. The theme song for this two-day side-show might well imvc been, "Where do we go from here?" Into new fields with Wallace, or back over (he conservative paths trod by Jones? These two men personify Ihe future. Which character will be remembered longest? Which will have Ihe greatest place In history—Jones for his ion list tc solvency and rc- s|KCtability or Wnllncc for his |m- practlcnllnnd apparently consuming desire to i improve the lot of the common man? Captain Hall Returns From Far East Post The Army appreciates a job well done, be H something spectacular on the battlefield or one of the thousands of less glamorous assignments that seldom make Ihe headlines but which nevertheless nro vital to the smooth functioning of combat units. That is why Chiirles Emerson Hall, 29-j'ear-old former Dlythcvlllc man, wore the bars of n ciipliiln when he visited here briefly Ibis week after having served three years In the China-Burma-Intiia theater of operations. Entering the Army as n private, he completed training at a radio school in Kansas City in 1042 prior lo going-to Australia, where he began foreign duty concluded with his becoming commander of his company. One of the first soldiers to go into India In March, 19-12, Private Hall wns then promoted to nink of stuff sergeant. Attached to the Ninth bombing squadron in May, 1912, In support 6f General Stihvcll's retreat from India, tlie enlisted man's work In radio was so outstanding he was given a field promotion to Hint of a second lieutenant. He was attached lo a point-to- point radio slation at Assiim, India when the Japs bombed It in October, 1942, and so the station was moved to a point 10 miles 'away and again began operations. Becoming cryptography officer, attached to the Air Service Command, supplying nnd repairing aircraft command equipment, he became company commander six months .prior to his .return lo United Slates 'Jan. 17. Unlike many service men In foreign country. Captain Hall said he saw little ot countries where he lived nnd saw "little action." His tellers from home, along with many others belonging to men there, were'.lost 'when the! Jjips Ibbmbed the postoflice a short distance from his office, and lie saw some nclion from nearby Burma, when there. He wears one engagement star. Guest of Mr. and Mrs. John McDowell and family, he has returned to Hernando, Miss., where his mother, Mrs. Terrell Emerson Hnll, now makes her home. He will report soon lo Miami Bench for reassignment. rcsult of an automobile accident near Ncttleton Thursday night. K. M. West • and his brother, Ferd West, both of Bono, were burned critically when their car caught fire after rutting a culvert. • The gasoline tank was broken and the car caught fire almost immediately. Belgian Government Crisis How Eased 'BRUSSEL'S, Feb.''3 '(Up) — The crisis in the Belgian Govbinnient hn.<; been temporarily cased by the agreement of Ihe Socialist ministers to cancel Iheir resignations for the time being. Yesterday the cabinet ministers sent their formal resignations to Prince Regent. However, the cabinet Inter held a meeting in which Pierlot asked permission lo answer hi* critics publicly. Pierlol's move effcclivcly holds up the cabinet resignations. But Pierlot now will be forced lo lace three of the questions which have involved his government since its return from London last September ^liie problems of coal, food nnd lh c punishment of collaborators. Hh public answer to the problems which have raised considerab! 1 criticism of his government will' be made in the chamber on Tuesday. Only six holidays are-legal in all the stales mid territories of the Uniled Stntes. If \t'5 HARDWARE We Hare It or Can Get It If It's At All Obtainable! HUBBARD HARDWARE CO. "25 Years' Continuous Serv/ce' Recapping and Done By Vulcanizing The Hawkinson Method "It's MORE Than A Re-cop/" PATENTED KQUIPWENT * * PATENTED MKTHOD MOOINGER-POETZ TIRE CO. Highway «l North Phone Z?,01 LOOKING AffSAD •»oeot<Jt i UNION STVJIIK 1,A\V On V-Dny, when lighting ends nnd the peoples of a plundered world begin siioultna iholr Joy nnd grnlilude in a ihuiisand tonkin's, nwlnl bombs and flouting mines nro ROlnj! (o seem pretty chi'n|i, All ircachcrous and destructive machines will appear In ihflr right HShl x iigalii. Their values will show ns minus mummies. Then slow, cautious men ivlll set to work get- ling rid of thorn. But there nro Inslnmii'iils of win 1 more treacherous than floating mines, more ruinous (bun nil}' blork-buslcv ever devised. Uncle Sam will Inm; .me of ihese on Ills hands when war ends unless Con- Si' does something about It. It is (ruined on American factories nnd farms now, readv to shut n Uambiudmcnt on Armistice Day nnd nolhlni; nan dimlmilc ihc serious mi'iincc bin new legislation. C«ti)irrss Can Savr The Unllcil Slates has n Inw jnuiEl prnnivKs. 11 was not onacii'd to stop wlenllfie mid industrial development but, if It .slnys on the statute books in pence ilrnc, even for n short while, it will be n uov- ernnicni freeze of creative work, H wiis passed live years ngo lo raise money for national defense and keep war-monnevs from profiteering on the misfortunes of other people. I nni not criticizing Hie purposes of tho act. America luul to raise revenue quickly for defense, and fight thinking people did not want to see a crop of war-lords enrich-' n «l with blond-money. Just, the same, (here oiighl (o ho a new net. worded to lake effect on the day of vJclory, rcpraliiiH certain provisions in the 1040 lax law which are wnr iisures, nilnous to nny people at peace, J i i Kills New business , I lie wnsoof the liiw Is this: Add »|) nil the ijroflt « (arm iiindc In lour piv-wur years, llWO-mao in- clus ve; (|,, m -e 25 per cent of the totnl mm u ,n lt ,, s . lm|)ll , ,,|. u . wn ,. yt'iirs prnfii. ]( u coiporalion earns more ih:iu (hm j n imy yolu . o( wnr> It must pay ii )( , yovorniuent Ii5 per fMH of Hie difference In a special t«x. it was effective for wnr ends, bill how Kill It « W k hi peace time? •Small business concerns can't Si'ow if Ihe linv flniids. Henlly MB corporulimis O un cscnpe bolus devastated, some tvlll iviuil (o expand urllK'i and cnn'l, bill they can slny big. Tht'lr I'ojiipelltivo lend cnii never be overcome by an ambitious rival. Here Is why: by percenlnBC, not much of n t -l n nl corpovnllon's business Is ever new business; Its immis iliott-cvcr I>IB) i;ro\v slowly. Sinnll firms, not s o, What will Iji'i the iii-i vc.sull? •Sc/.vlee li> Humanity Thrifty little enterprises like you nnd l might form will be piirnllzctl. .They ciiu't expand because Ihelr .dollars of Incren.wl profit will tin split I wo ways, I5c to keep and H5c for Ibe sovommeiit. Many will dli> as liwses on development of new pioducls wipe out Ihelr nu'iittcr capttiil. nu R c firms, which have no need for siibslnnlial growth, cnn develop new products with no risk to their piroiig jiosllion. A blj; company's losses on new developments ,cim be used to reduce luxes on [irnflls from old business. In Hits way, government linys OS per cent of such losses for bis concerns, it imisi he rcmeinlwied however, (hut big corporations are loo few. to solve llic nation's posl-war employment problem. Small firms, companies Hint could double twice and still not be large, ure the buck- bone of America's wealth. Small companies employ 85 per cent ot the nation's workers. They handle Hie lion's share of our na- .tlonnl Income. What their employees eat makes farm prosperity. If these little firms see a chuncu to Relatives-Hope For Rescue Of Two County Men Hope for rescue of I wo Mississippi County service men known lo bo prisoners or the Jnps becomes stronger dully with news of frrrlnu of numerous prisoners on Die Phl!- plni! Islands, They nro Knslj'.n Hen n, u>vj' Jr., ot Ulyllicvllle, mid Arils Triivls llrcwer, pharmacist's mute, iiccond class, tit Mnnllii, News (lint Huston Uvy vyns ullvu recently has Itmn ITITIVCI) by rolii- lives wilh tlie Mrsl letter Snlimlny. •A letler, dnloil lust July, |(jtd Unit ho wns well nnd In tlie Plilllbplm. Islands nt that Hint 1 . Thls'VolIoWwi oloscly n typewritten cai'd. 1 ' undated, • : Serijl. dells O. Ovrrlnn nf Dollii Ark., brought I hi 1 first ciicoiiniiilnr; news stiviTul weeks ngo when' lie I old relatives linsign u>vy was nllvo lust Mureli when Sergeant Overton lefl (he Uuvao' I'ennl Colony on Mliidntiiii), tho nunp where hi! has been Impi'lsimed, Huston Levy Is son of 11. 11, i.cvy. Mr. Drrwer. son of Mr. ;md rjvs. Ambrose J. Brewer of Mnnlln, M'IH n Ij'iiewi'ltlen curd wmi! (Imo iu[.> lo his pnrcnls In which he siild he hml been inoved from Ihe Philippines In n cmnp nt Blmntilmi. Ills brother, Bfnfl' Sergl, liui'h Brewer, was killed lust Fall on llic Uui'opiMm front. SANDIUIItcTtilll.MOUIAI, OAUCSBUKCJ, III (U. P.(._A civic group linn started a subscription fiiml to buy tho coltuge In which poel mill biographer Curl Hnnd bine wns born here In 1871!. rarn n profit, (hoy will t;el ready for pence . . . IUHV business uiul new jobs In large miiiilwr;;. nut If until V-lJay they reinuln scared to expand, Amcrk-u Is stymied mill no Is tho world, Latter Brings Hews Of Sergeant Wettall Stnff Sej'gt. milk M. weslall, A mlwIiiB in ncllon since n rnld met dcrmiuiy Dec. 20, 1943, and Inter reported prisoner of llic Germans, w<is well in November, It 1ms been learned. News Hint he Is In n prison einnp wiis received by Mrs, Knin Sulton of Carulhersvllle, Mo whoso son, vStalf ScrgL Clyde J. Sullen, Is n prisoner In the same cmnp. ., . • ri'Konnl Sulton wroto his mother Unit Scntcniil WesUll "is n i- I'lltht" In letters dated July and Mov. a, which have jnsl been received. oi-Komil Vfeiiill, iwat gminer on u MylHB rorti'es-s, hud participated In nmny raids over enemy territory .since MI,, sent to Englnntl 111 Auiuiil, 1(143. He wns connected with llic local Dixie. Greyhound l!iw Mnes mid Khby Drug stores prior lo cii- leilng the service In June, 1042 Ills mother, Mrs. Illythe Wesliill, formerly of Dlylhi'villc, nmv lives In Hoi fiprhiKs and his wife's address could not be Iciuncd, Mrs Button, who Hves at "«» Enst seventh, ,Caruthcr s ville. wife • the courier News that. Sergeant Westall apparently was attempting to let relatives know he was . nllvc nnd n pilsonci,, f , r <\*' Texas Conyict Is Held For Texarkana Slaying TEXAHKANA, Texas, Feb. 3 <U.P.)—A convict who escaped from, the Texas Stale Prison Jn 1942 and who wai, iccapturcd only last month Is being held for the niur- dcr of a 'lexnrkana automobile dealer. f _ , A i)ov,lc County granU jury Wed- ncfiday aJlernooi) Indicted Roy' Gnndy for the murder of W, L, Cinlner on the night of Dec. 9. Cuilner was shot through Ihe head' and then robbed. of. $1,300. ,, Anlhoilflcs f,ay at leiuit four'pci'-' sons have Identified qnndy us the Iwt mitn seen with Curtricr before Die murder. Dandy WHS uiouehL to Texnr- knim curly this week from the Texns prison nl ifunl^vlllo; whcri he ivns retiiliied a(tci belns picked' up In Austin, Texas, on a, vagrancy clinrge. DRS. NIES & WES OSTfOPATHIC PHYSICIAHS Rectal Diseases a Specialty (EXCBPT CANCER) OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-12:00 and 1:30-5:00 CUnic 514 Main BlylheylUc, Ark. Phone 2921 vf^r £9? i XVJiV* V<y« X\AXv >"Y<£ : >O" v*V <.<•!& vVv/o ,/.>'V) V</. No job is as sure ' ** •••• ' -•;•'•••!;• MVOW^ • \ v, ;, as your Bond! Think it bvor. .Think it over especially when you get the urge to spend now...wlion you gel the idcn ihnt maybe it wouldn't hurt to cash some of those War Bond* Because if you let those Bonds go now, or before they reach maturity, you're letting go one sure (ftfng in your future. United States War Bonds are the best investment in the world. No matter what happens in postwar America, you can always be sure to collect those four dollars for every time you've loaned Uncle Sam, when your Bonds mature. ' No job—no income—no other opportunity offers you such certain security, such a chance to protect your own future, or such a chance some day to havo some of the things you've always wanted. Instead of cashing in your Bonds next time you're Icmplcd, buy another just to be on tlie safe side. Your country needs the money—and you need War Bonds! Keep faith with our fighters Buy l/)fyr Bonds for Keeps , ;i 'fi'M'.;' ' , This space is a contribution to America's all-out war effort by •*«o«_f 1 ..*....»_rf"* r» D n*n* v _ . . ** Arkansas Grocer Co, L. K. Ashcraft Co. Joe Atkins Machine Shop L, 'H. Autry, Burdelte A. S. Barboro & Co, Barksdale Mfg. Co. Blytheville Water C«. The Crafton Co. Delta Implements, Inc. Loy Eich Chcn«let Ct. Gay & Billings, Inc. Guard's Jewelry & Optical Store Halter's Quality Shoe Shop Happy Hour Grocery & Mkt. Hardaway Appliance C». Herrick's Jewelry Hubbard Furniture £•. Hubbard Huddhston ft C* Jiedel'i Langston-Wrotoi C«. Charles S. Lemon* Planters Hardware Co., Inc. The New York Stwe Pat O'Bryant Palace Cd<i . J. C. Penaey Ci, Phillips Meter Co. Robinson Drof Co. I. Rosentbal, Inc. Tom W. Jacks** Ruitic but •'..•' A. G. Shibley Wlolesale Grtcen C. G. Smitfc Floyd A. WM e Zellaer's Slipper Shop _ • • iji MiMtTTU-tAi mtlU tUFfTyuTtlT Flit

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