The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 12, 1944 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, July 12, 1944
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JVEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 1944 BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.)', COURIER NEWS $1500 Granted For Stock Show County Fair Group <? Qualifies For Fund Given By State Mississippi' County Is among the 38 counties in the state to quali- tv for funds to hold county fairs and livestock snows this Fall. The rmouiit tlie Mississippi County HOME f FROM DIEPPE By Sergt. Fvcrett Ogfesby As Told To Menno Ducrksen hospital jntmnccl with beds, shoved right against ench olhcr. 11 seemed as though someone wiis dying every minute. French nuns were allowed hi I hospital now imd they ndmlnlslcrcd to Hie dying ns test they could laying wet elollies on the brows of any for he fought, them desper- ely, shouting, "if I must die, I'll le like a man!" It was magnificent, but hopeless. nurse cnllsd the BUiirilh' who ci powered him. Under the cf- commando Fair Association receive for Us portion of the $35,000 available for distribution is slightly more Suffering At Rouen Hospital xni Tlie Germans were gelling ready to move off with a group of men who had not been wounded and 1 stnrled to KO with them but a German motioned for me lo go to tlic wounded and lie down. A French woman from tlie town came to me wilh a bottle of wine which she offered to mo to drink. I drank some of the stuff but she tried to give . me too much. It choked me and sent me into a convulsion. than $1500. tho amount Ihc asso- ( j l)most ,\\ cl \ r jglll there Oil the spot. , ,,_ . t,.,,,i inct \mnr " ... i~ . elation received last year. Tlie money Ls prorated among thc counties on the basis of population. I-asfyear « counties participated In the apportionment. A total of $50.000 was made avail- While we were there, waiting to -cd, a British Spitfire came another attack. This apparently couldn't and probably didn't the British had sur- able by the Legislature to be ap- rclU | C1 . e( , (or lle strafed our group, portioned among the various comi- hmjng sonie of (ne already wound- ties desiring to hold shows, with $15,000 of the'amount for the slate livestock show. Since the slate had decided not to hold a show this year, the $15,000 will remain in the 'fund, Auditor J. Oscar Humphrey said. M • Osce.ola Soldier Amohg Wounded On French Front Another invasion casualty among Mississippi Countians fighting in France is Lieut. Patterson U. Moseley of Osceola, who has been wounded in action, according to word received by his wife. He had been overseas since April ant] had teen stationed in England prior to the invasion. A graduate of Ouachita College A^'lc'lpliia, he was a cadet majoi fc.xnc R.O.T.C., and was presi- ' dent of the Student Association lie was commissioned at Fort Ben niiiR, Ga., In May, 1043. Married lo th c former Miss Em majcan Webster of Little Rock Lieutenant Moslcy is thc father of two-month-oid daughter, whom he lias not seen. , While attending schobl in Osceola he made his homo with Mr. and Mrs. J. S. McCnnts. His wife and infant daughter arc visiting in Rogers. the wounded men and because the car was closed the atr became stuffy. You court hardly brent he. Ihlnk more than half the men h that car died that night. When we reached Rouen a Oer - - - - .. mini officer came Into Ihc car wit cd and wounding A fl iishlicht, flashing 11 Into c:ic some others, ine of thc mcn ' 5 f accs K> Kce who wa nch wp-lniive. The living they look out I "'.". f a hospital, Thc dead I never sl eM- ° f fln ln little French wp-| m T , l man had run for' cover at the plane and we never again. With saw her the help of some of our men the Germans began to move the wounded. They took us to , . a hospital. Jam- Sergt. Oglesby mcA wlth ^und ed men, German, British and Oa- mdlan. They led me to a bed and directed me to lie down. Lying down made me stiff again. Helped By Priests I can remember a French priest coming In to give Ihc wounded men each a pear. I tried to take a bite from mine, but found I cotilnn t so I just laid it on the table near by stretched out on. the bed anfl folded my arms over my chest. I sort of 'said to myself, "well if 1 am going to die I will be all lajd out nicely like a dead man." ' A doctor grabbed each of us i w c came through the hospital door. nbblng a needle into our arms. They lolrt us It was for lockjaw. A Scrniah who could speuk English came in ami went through cvery- llie feverish. That [Run 1 English whose eyes had been shot out was crimps Hie most magnificent case [ courage I.lmvc ever seen. I'lnnl- • he save up loo, aiui wanted to Ic, but It seemed he couldn't fo e was too strong. He lasted Ihvc ays. During that time he display d more nerve than seemed lui mnly possible. His eyes rcmalnei iniiKlng out on his checks all tho line, but he even tried to gel hi wn water and go lo Ihc luvaior inasstslcd, Onc e 1" a while, who he pain grew unbearable, he wonlc \llow the wench nuns lo lay Ihc cool wet clolhcs on his face lo ens , e ptiln. "I'll Die l.lkc A Man! Finally, when he had bccon much worse, Ihey cnmc wilh shot of morphine. Somewhci through Ihc hospital, n rumor rm< started Hull wlieii Hie Derma came with tlic needle, It wits lo p a man lo death. The minor pro ably started from thc fnct that t Germans gave morphine only to t hopeless discs, just shortly bofo they died. This commando h heard of Ihls nnd when .they with the needle he fought. Ihc off, with hysterical curses. of the morphine he calmly to steep, Tin- next morning cls cnl 1C was sill! alive, but very wi'iik. ley came for him with a strclch- iind as they carried him out It as tin; lust we rive Kiifillshnmn. I'o haps he was delirious nnuvbcl of a very TWSOKROW: Tagiicd for treatment. blind certainly couldn't have help !ome Demonstration Notes Ynrbro Home Dcmonstrallon Club icl Tuesday wilh Mrs, Albert llol- ngswttrth. Mrs. Kluu Wheeler presldrd In the ibsewc o[ thc president, Mrs. Nhu lunch, itoll cull WHS answered with eacli member telling what she plan led to have In her Fall garden. The song of the numtli, "Onwaix 1 Jhrisl'.im Soldiers," was sum; l>> the group, and Hie devotional wu.s jlvcu by.Mrs. Ellis Wheeler. A poem '1 Am old Glory" was read by Mrs Holl|]i|>sworth, who also gm'c a talk on China. Mrs. Dave Abbott ixilldiluU'il contest when prizes were won h> Mrs, V,IH> Thompson and Mrs. Kill Wheeler. The group was dismissed with 111 club motto. The, next mrellilK will IB on Jm ?5 In tlic home of Mrs. Dave Abb-: with Mrs. Waller Hurries as co hostess. Men In Service Mrs. KoiTivsl !.. Langlcy lias ro- cclvert word of the nrrlvnl ovcrsras of lit>r liusbnuu, corporal Umijloy, who Is believed to lie somewhere In the South Puclflc. The son of Mr, uiul Mrs. I. J. (jiuiiilcjr Kr., of BIylhevllle, he hns n brother, Pvt. the mnrhets arc getting %,lxtt«f griulo, of livestock nowaday*—'** transportation felt. Saeet HATTIESBURG, Add vital statistics: rcuhiuinl'b intent, , t trip, the 231th. Infantry ' ', ''-Jr,',. (UP)/- I. J, IjaiiKlcy Jr;, who also Ls In „[ t| lc w\,l\ cjvlsion at C*mp 81*1- Ihcs mime war mne. Mrs, Foiicsl t, aid uwn with IfOOO mckues by did away with If.OOO f „— Langlcy is making her home licioi O f cigarettes and polished 'ofTHOOg with his parents while her husband n i c kcl candy bars—In addltlon-to' Is overseas. 1'vl. James K. Davis, husband of Mrs. Ivu Davis of 013 South Uikc Street, Iliythcvlllc, Ims arrived at Ciim|) Wollc'rs, Texas, to begin Ills basic training as an Infantryman, lie Ims been assigned lo a battalion stressing heavy weapons. Truck Pool Advocated For Livestock Auctions LlTTf.E UOCK, July 11 (Ul>> — The tJveslock Auction Assuclntlon of Arkansas wants lo pool farmers' trucks to assure n sleady How of stock lo the auction rings. Slate rcpi'eseulallvi.' Ilnber Taylor of llcber Springs, n member of Ihc association, says that RHEUMBTIC PAIN WliiK Commnuder J. E. Johnson. I Nni ml itM y«ur on—Oil iliir It H«« HAK above Is pictured insi nolllt nul of ' S 01 " 11 *! C- 222 " lo rc- II,,' ,i, nn ii.!,, iJ.,.1 1.1 iii I Hove pnin of itniHciiliir rhcimmtlain ntler snooting down Us JJid nm i 0 ti,orrboimiiitiepaliift. Caiillon: enemy aircraft lo tie Iho world use only us directed. Klrat bolllo ace record held by Group Cup- imrclmso iirlco bacli If not satisfied tain Mivliin. ' COo ntirt $1,00. Today, buy C-2221 4,000-odd largc-aUc'd bars of TETTER «SSf- CHECK ITCHING-BURNINQ, tlio iuidscplio uny'isilli Block »n(l Whit* Olnlmmt Ueoojily as directed. Forclean*- _ liiE.nlwuya mo Pluck and \VhitoBklnB BLACK »"» WHITE All Ladles Want NYLON HOSE And ! I'romlsu Tn Do What.l,Ca*. To (icl Them Nylon Hose. When I On Tu Congress. ' ' " ' Julian James i Candidate For Congress one's pockets. He asked was an Englishman told him I was an me if I and when I American he said, "Well, we will do something for you In a little while." 1 was the first man In our wnrd and each time the Germans came they talked to me. They told me to tell thc rest of thc men in the ward that they would give ns what care they could, but that doctors and supplies were limited. Troubled Steep I dropped off to sleep, or maybe It was another coma . It seemed as though I was dreaming for I kept seeing pictures of my battalion. Scenes of thc battle at Dieppe kepi marching through my mind. When . must have gone into another ^ _ coma for thc next thing 1 Knew a ll)al hospital orderly was trying lo awaken me to load me onto ii stretcher. I really didn't come to until I was outside and the cold rain began to strike me in the face. I could hear other men asking for Scout News Members of Den Two of the Blytheville ' Citbs.'fecc'iUly •• challenged Den Three to a baseball game, with the game • played Monday afternoon 5:30 o'clock, at Walker Park. Each team was well supplied with enthusiastic supporters and the tide of battle flowed first one way and then the other. Originally scheduled for .seven innings, extra innings were played to break ii tic of 7 to 7 with" flit ! cliallcriging' l team"^ln- nlng In the last half of thc.nlntl inning. > Yeoman Russell Rcinmiller Charleston, S. C., brother of Dei 'three's pitcher, served as umpire. (•..Following the spirited game, Kteiner roast ' was given for th winners by members of the losing team. . ' : Lineups were: ncn Two, Jim Deere, pitcher, Billy Edwards, catcher, Norman Bradshaw, first baseman, Ben Young, second baseman, Bobby Edwards, third baseman. Warren McClure and Jimmy Phillips, shortstops, and Tommy Lee and Charles Young, lield- Mabry ers. Den Three, Jimmy Reinmiller, ____ , pitcher, Edward Simpson, .catcher, Billy Cordoza, iirst Viaccman, Wayne Crouch, second baseman, Milton Sylvester, third baseman, Sonny lackmann and Charles Stalcup, shortstops, and Larry Baker and Billy Mallieny, fielders. Dickie Crawford scrveel as extra man on this team. Mrs. Don Edwards is Cub Mother for Den Two and Mrs. F. G. Lackmann for Den Three. food and water, some of them begging pitifully , for water but the Germans were making no move to give them any. Some French people were standing around watching us but when a wounded soldier would ask them for something they would sort of look at the Germans,' helplessly, without saying a word, and do nothing. Apparently they were afraid. We lay there until far into the night, past midnight I believe, when they began to load us into a train into cars that looked like cattle had been hauled in them. The floo was covered with straw and they packed.the wounded as there was room for a single one It seemed that all eiround me mei were dying. One poor fellow nex to me had his entrails blasted pu and was in terrible, pain lying down. He kept begging for some one to help him sit up. I he«XK prop him up against me and in ' few moments he died there. I couli feel him getting stiff but I was to weak to shove him off and I la under him on that long night tri: to Rouen. We Almost Suffocate ^ I was suffering a lot of pain no' loo, but there was no one to hel me. There were none but woundc in the car and , many woundc probably worse than I, though still had a fatalistic feeling that would die too. Thc air in that ca I awoke again 1 could see one of the men walking around. He kid men had been calling r water and since no one brought atcr he had gotten up, despite Is own wounds, and was carrying alcr lo them. It seemed as though I lay for ours and hours, conscious only of throbbing pain in my chest. Then drifted off into another coma, his .time, when I awoke, it was to ne of the most horrible experiences f all thnt hell of Dieppe. It felt ke the crude, sightless groping 0[ blind man. I awoke and looked, o sec who it was. It was one of our men, lying I in he bed next to mine. A bullet i lad struck the side of' his head at | ight angles, entering just behind he eye. Concussion frbniHhe uui- et apparently had popped both of ils eyeballs out for they were hanging on their cords, dangling against his checks. He was silting up now,) groping over ine wilh his lands. Someone grabbed him and forced him bnck down in his bed. Many Patients Die To the best of my memory it was five days before they ever got around to me. It seemed as though they had run out of supplies and had to wait for more. They had worked on thc worst cases first. And there we waited, those of us \vho had not been attended to. The was filled with terrible ordors from SoorSa he at raih wilh Mexiana, alio help prevent il. Ideal for diaperraih.Save in large liret. MEXSAM SOOIHIKG MEDlCAltO POWOES Ten million synthetic rubber tires, 96 per cent as good as thc natural rubber product, have already been SAtoduced, Robert S. Wilson, vice president of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., announced. Invasion Bonds Spend what you save using Shiblcy's Best Flour. W.O.IRBY SAYS: "Let's Develop Arkansas" The First Congressional District of Arkansas is composed of he following counties: Clay, Greene, Craighcad, Creiss, Toinsell, Mississippi, \Vooelruff, CrWendcn, St. Francis;, nnd Phillips. It s by far the largest and weallbicsl district in Arkansas and one of the largest in population in thc United Stales. This district is an empire of fertile land and fine farms. We produce enormous crops of a greater variety of agricultural products than any other lisfrkt in (he state. We need and should have more inelustrial ilanls that can utilize the products of our farms. We need more canning plants to manufacture our great amount of fruits and vegetables. We need more planls lo manufaclure fccel freim nur grains, alfalfa, soy beans, -colton seed, peanuts and olhcr crops. We need furniture and other wood working plants fo lake care of our itimher products. We need factories to manufacture plastics from our large amount of raw materials. We need planls to cxlract tlic oil from our large crops of soy beans. First and above all we need an abundance of cheaper power which can be gcncralcrt from our streams in this slate. We need ajid must have a development in this slate that corresponds to thc Tennessee Valley Authority In thc Tennessee Valley. I am a candidate for Congress from this district anel shall favor and try (o secure thc adoplion of a plan along Ihc lines of TVA for thc jrfalc of Arkansas. TVA is not only building dams; it is building an entire region, and is rebuilding life for ever)' family in that region. TVA is not only furnishing lights and power at the lowest possible cost; it is conserving .the soil and resources of that region. It is furnishing power for hundreds of small industrial planls which have, come into being in that region. It is furnishing power ami lights for hundreds of municipal plants in thc cities *nd towns of its territory. U is furnishing current for scores of KEA cooperatives nnd making life more pleasant and profitable for those on the fanns. I shall favor and lend my aid to .the further extension and development of REA for the farm and municipally owned plants and distribution systems for the towns and cities. You cannot hope to attain any of these things hy re-electing to congress for a fourth Icrm a man who has at all limes opposed Hie things we need. CfcUhings was the only Democrat in the lower house of Congress .to vote for the McKcllcr Amendments' which would have destroyed thc cffcdivenss of TVA and made It the political football of politicians for patronage purposes. He has opposed his own party In Congress and thc common people of this district so much that he has destroyed his power to accomplish anything for thc benefit of thc people of this district. You have had ample opportunity to know where Gaihtugs stands and you do not have to guess where W. O. Irby stands. In thc Democratic Primary soon to be held you are the folks who will decide by your votes whether you will'go forward and make progress tn .the things needed by the people of this district, or slop thc wheels of progress and go backward along thc road that leads to conditions you had from 1930 to 1933. You can elect a man who believes that life can he made easier and more pleasant for 95 per cent of the people of this district, or you can elect a man who can only think of helping those wealthy corporations and Interests who never give a thought to anything but the accumulation of more wealth. Ga things believes in Ihc theory IHal small farmers are chattels to be cou'.rollcd and exploited for the benefit of those of great wealth. ' W. 0. IRBY for CONGRESS See Gathings' Official Record Tomorrow V Petroleum Powers tlie Wheels of Progress... in Arkansas i 'N 1922, when oil was found in Uio El Dorado and Smackover fields, Arkansas was rediscovered by America. The State became an important factor in tho national economy—a producer of power and lubrication for the wheels of progress. For the present, it is contributing a vital share in winning the war, Arkansas petroleum and its countless by-products are adding greatly to the might of America on the battle fronts of the World. After victory, petroleum will contribute to the progress of Arkansas. A sizable ''dent" will have been made- in the Nation's known supply of oil—and Arkansas will again become a center of necessary exploration and production. New Wells will be drilled to tap new sources of petroleum. This will mean more jobs, more activity, more prosperity in Arkansas long after tho war... another : of tho many indications that— A Greater South Is In the Making Playing a dominant part in Arkansas oil, Lion Oil Refining Company, through constant research and experimentation, has succeeded in developing and is now. , producing from Southern crude oil, several components of 100 octane gasoline ... vastly improved lubricants Butadiene, the basis of Buna-S synthetic rubber ... ingredients for explosives . . . and other vital materials required for war. ( From these activities havo come increased employment and expanded payrollsl From them will also come post- Victory products destined to contribute materially to tho greater industrial and economic advancement of tho Southl PRESIDENT Hcac/quorfcrs of tfon Oil Refining Company, £( Doracte; Arkansas —ncrvo ccnlcr of a far-flung organization— w/icro plans affccling poslwor operolioni of fiefd and refinery forces, tramporfalion clomenls oncf of Service Slofions, ore now being conipfelec/. LI ON 01 L R E F, [ N I N G C O M PAN Y .V-" ~v EL DORADO • ARKANSAS LION TUNE IN f'SUNDAY DOWN SOUTH"; rodioln Ihe S<wlh«m marui«r, fcfouglil to you «<>< St ov.r Hi* lion Nilworfe S« ywr lt«n D.ol.r for N<>t<jrol u b« Molor Oil ond oihir Lion predutU-SwIhtm Mai. °' SM '* m -

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