The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 19, 1944 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, July 19, 1944
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ICE Gross In First Shuttle Mission . : ' '••' '. : • Navigator On Flight From Base In Italy To Russia and Back First Lieut. George E. Cross Jr. of Blytltevflle, tt' .' navigator on ni AAP B-17 Fortress, recent , !y was revealed to have participate! in the first American shuttle nils to Russia. In ' a' <j:spatra from 15th AAF headquarters in Italy, • Lleutenan Crews' .name. 'was Included as i member of n task force of fiylm and. ground, personnel who recently returned' frbni n 10-day slay at ai American base In Russia. The historic visit of the American nlrmei marks (lie first shuttle mission [a the Soviet Union, leaving their Italian bases or June 2, the B-11 Flying Fortresses Bllocked a rnifraact yard and Junction .nt Debrcsczeii, Hungary, mid then continued on to an undisclosed American base in Russia. O)j- eratlng frojn the Soviet Union the Aineiicnn Fortresses and (Hell Mustang fighter escort attacked an airdrome near Onlatz, Romania On. June 11 they attacked the nlr- fieli! nt Focsaui, nenr Budapest, on (heir return to Italy. Lieutenant Cross, who joined the Army' ns n flying encict In September, ,1942, was awarded his nnvl- ( gators' wings , In January, 1943 nt San Marcos, Texas. He flew his first mission on January 24, 1944 oier Sofia, Bulgaria, and has taken parl in 44 missions. A graduate of Blythcvllle high school, he attended [he Westminster College in Fulton, Mo. Prior to cnterjng the Army lie was n bookkeeper for Arkansas-Missouri power Corporation. His parents Mr a:>d JtTs. Cross Sr., live at 300 South Lake, Blytheville. Keeping Up With The Men In Service Gerald P. Ciinfln, son of Mr. nnd Mis R. Chafln of Luxorn, Ark , has..been promoted lo technical sergeant 1 nt an ndvnhccd base of the Far East Air Service Command. He is an airplane Inspector and ' ' - HOME, FROM DIEPPE By Sergt, Everett Ogfesby At Told To Menno Duerksen On Our Way To England 'XIX II was- hi 'September when word finally came Ihrouj'h that a repatriation was lo Inke place. After so many months of rumors since the examinations we were i-eluetunt lo be- hove ,Jt. Although ) would probably have no longer been able lo pass the examinations, 1 was still on the list and we rod -never been re-examined. I was so thrilled over the news I went around keeping my fingers mentally crossed. A person just sort of ' hoped,— hoped, yet hardly dared lo believe it J had.spent one dreary Christmas in a prison hospital bed ami (he thought of spending a Christmas buck in Arkansas was enough lo make the head swim. When the final news came nnd< — - 1 _ _ _ lie dale hart been set, Die men on' lie list could'hardly sleep. Some fo0(i valked around nervously smoking clgarets, worrying. Others Just ust paced . the ' floors like caged Igers. God only knows what they vere thinking. As for me. I kept Milking, "Will [ be there for Christmas? 1 T h c Germans wtint 1 censor. .. was to be given buck to 'us on the day \ve left camp.' I had throwing be stopped. Like other flrders, It was disobeyed. Several times I saw lorn or five men make a dive for a single cly- arel. Once someone threw ten clg- "rels out In a dltcli In front of two German officer*. liotli of them dove for clgnrets. Two years earlier they mil-lit have shot someone for told us .lo'tVim 1i'{i clal " g llkcwisc - I'olli-li n«y Punished T iVir, ember n small Polish boy who grabbed some of the Red Cross food and wns eallnj; It when German 'officers grabbed h!m. They put him In n car and hauled him nway.'l'hnlo to think what may hav e happened to him for they were beating on him when they drove tiwny. We had to wait some time, niter arriving In Slrnlsmid, before the Swedish ship came. While we were wailing a aermnii came up to ask the Canadians what )>art of Cniiadu they iwere from. Hc said lie had formerly lived In Canada and owned n fnrm there. He sold he had been cauRht 111.Germany by Dip war while on a visit but hoped some daj to go back to Canada. Hc snltl . gathered together little knickhacks In the camp mid a few,little precious Items I Had onto since Bergt. i o\v turned in. On the day when we left cninp veryonc received their things back vcept me. I was blandly told that ic stuff wns lost and that It would c sent to me If It wns found. I nvc never seen It and to this day believe the Nazis suspected me f being on the escape committee nd refused to turn bock my things. Denied My Uniform Through all the time we had been risoncrs the Germans had Issued s no new'cloihes. I wns still wenr- ig my old uniform.I had worn at leppc, shrapnel holes and all. I anted to keep this ragged old unl- onn ajy wear it back to England, ut this too was refused. The Nn- s apparently wauled me to appear 37 Local Boys In Scout Camp Representatives From 3 Blyfheville Troops At Camp Cedar Valley Tlic call of camp life In the cool Qziirk foothills I IBS beckoned 37 Blythoville n» v Scouts, mid three scoutmasters, Vlio entered Camp Cedar valley near Hardy Saturday for n week's slay. Those attending from Troop 3fi <ii'c Loniile Akers, Hurry Frits-Jus Hobby Glover, Moody Ilenson, D.' J. Mcl-eod, Leroy "Webb, Bobby Murphy and I'aul nice. Troop ;t I,, j.,,,1;,, , h ni, the ire Howard Ba;;ey. Carl Dhiii'lcs Bogun, Guy Harks, Ronald Hawks, Jimmy Henry, Donald :Hiey, lienny Johnson, Sum Johnson, jimmy Lowe, Ray Parllow Jonald nice, Tommy Syrelston' .con Speck, Nathan Wade, James WcKlbrook, Billy Williams, Buford Grand 0/e Opry Will Continue Campaigning With Col. Barton WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, MM camp Bean Young nnd Charlie l.eggett. Representatives from Troop ire Hilly Brown. Tony ilonii Hnirlson, li. 18 irmlngrmtn, ... li. Hodge, •rank .McGi-iidur, c. E. Price, Thomas Prince, Charles Steve-is', J. D, Todd and T. II. Vanblbbcr. Bancroft Terry is the senior lender In cami) fur Troop '.to, Donnld McLean h the senior leader for Troop 7B, mid Pcrcv Wi'ljtht. !••>•• Troop SR. WAKNINfi OU[)i:il htle llobin.son is warned to appear in the Chancery Court for the Chieknsruvbn District of Mississippi County, Arkansas, within thirty days niter the date hereof to answer a complaint filed her by Jessie L. Robinson Dated tills 18t)i (lay of July, 1944. HARVEY MORRIS Chancery Court Clerk Reid & Evrard. Attorneys for Plaintiff. 7jJ9-2C-8|2-8 -- nvr "i,vi. i w vytiultvlll. lit; rtlllU lit • had n wife nnd children and luul ton/Ark. to stay in line Io prolcel them frpm • The organization wns farmer! hy e Gcslnpo. | the 215 notary clubs in Tennessee At Slralsimcl we were no, longer Mississippi anil Arkansas. ' - _>. ^ ni,*i uu. iuit(;i,i ^i tlie care of Army men, liu the Gei-njnii Now wns In clinrge How. It seemed that thei German Navy nn altogether different type .Paul West, .president of Sunflower Junior College, Moorliciul. Miss, was named vice president. R L' McBiide, Jr., of Lewisbiirg, Tciin man from tile Armv, These fellows l )fls t governor of ,th c HjSrcl' were Jolly, friendly fellows wlio District, wns elected a vice presi- wlshed iis luck niid Ircaiei) u 1 When we left they all said •—1 (hey would sec 115 again llc y som e espectable and forced me to change i som e <ln 3'- olhes now. , Eveu.uj) to this point I '"•'ic toughest part of the whole ^cplns m v fiimers crossec uesi of repatriation was saying ' ' Ollntl It hard to believe I wns still offlccl -;EO°^>ye,.for you couldn't help kn * nuime auout \vno ••"j/uj »^ i bwebull eames nnd feelil 'P happy ls, .now that Arkle ^ p"™* <• '.. .. ._ tli^.1,. f[,.c* , T II.. served eight months over- oSori n r < L&?"" t M d ,) t .°, w "',i hc ;the ctgaret'"pools,"...- „. ™™ As^i," pSf ' S^, C - : '•' °,?, d thC ws ;B»«.'b«U co'uld tell what they Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon with one .. - ovonzc star for participation In (lie New Guinea campaign. Announcement was made recent!» by the Fifth Air Force Service Command In New Guenln of the award of the Good Conduct Mcdnl to Pfc. James Atterberry of Dell, Aik. The award wns made for exemplary conduct and outstanding seivice m helping his unit supply and maintain the fighting aircraft of the Fifth Air Force. Before his induction into the armed forces, Private Atterberry wns employed by Roy E. Cox of Dell, Award of .the snme mednl to Pvl. Gemge Houston of Durdette, Ark., also recently was announced by the command. Private Houston has served overseas during the past 13 months as a truck-driver in a Quartermaster Unit. Prior to 'Ills induction into the armed forces, were thinking and how they.were trying to appear brave. Women Forced to Work The train trip out took us through Poland, en route to Strnlsund, Germany, since the camp lay on the Czechoslovakia!! border In eastern Germany, and the trip was quite an experience. In Poland we saw Russian nnd Polish women working on tlie railroads 'just like section hands back home, being guarded by German women. Tliese women were working barefoot, like slaves,. lo build roads for their Nazi conqucr- The Germans had supplied us well ^with Red 'Cross parcels when thinking our „ - -. ...-'in would be more kintiiy for it, or perhaps that we would appear well cared for when we arrived iu Sweden it was ^J^'" 1 ! bo - vs . h «« Ptent* »f we left, last (ho Malcolm Guess fleeted Association President MEMPHIS. Jnl v 19 (UP) - The denn of men at the University of Mississippi, Malcolm Guess, is the new president of the Trl-slnle Association for Cripples, inc. Guess succeeds Fred Bradford, of Morril. Conduct Medal for exemplary old women. They coil dn't T d?v conduct and outstanding service in. en away. for months, as ,a truck driver Quartermaster Unit. Another winner of the medal Is Pfc. Grover Campbell, son of Mrs Henrietta Dlxon nnd husband of Mrs. Mary E. Campbell of Luxora Overseas for the past 13 months, Private Campbell was in his third year «f high school when itiducl- cd into the''armed forces Rites For Lieut. Bates Are Scheduled Tomorrow STEELE, Mo., July 19._MllItnry rites for Second Lieut. William Woodrow "Buddy" Bates will be held at 11 o'clock tomorrow morning al the Methodist Church instead of 2.30 o'clock this afternoon, the date previously set. Chaplain George \farrs of the Blytheville Army Air Field will officiate. Lieutenant Bates, 25, was killed when his single engine training ship crashed at Cherryville, Texas, Sunday. • He was a flight instructor stationed at {he San Angclo Texas Army Air Field. He was the son of Mrs -Allte Mac Bates and the late W. II. Bates of Steele. , NO : ASPIRIN PASTES . than ecDUUii., pure St. Joseph Aspirin. World e h.te»t Bcller at I« Nonewfcr, hy pay more? Why over ndSt Joseph Aspirin. WINDOW GUARDS and METAL WEATHERSTRIPPING ' Now Available. . Phone 551 For Estimate. E. C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. Your Singer Sewing Comer non- features a Fashion Services Depart- mcnt otTering seiving notions anJ services to iho woman who sews, A few of ihe notions available arc: THREAD'S • BUTTONS • DUCK- I.ES • iSF.Etn.vs • scissons SUDE FASTF.NKKS • SHIELDS lliCRAC • SHOULDER I'AIIS SEV-LISC, BOXES AM) KITS BUTTON AM) ' COVF.IIIXG • CUSTOM J1ADK BELTS • BUTTOM10L1.NC UEMSTITCHIXC Visit tin's new counler. You'll find it's pleasant to shop at your SINGER SEWING CENTER 114 S. Broadway • Phone 278Z Ji . too, for some of the with mo were gelling — D .lmpse of freedom since Dunkirk in.-1040. I remember-how sonic of them talked nnd jabbered like little i-hlldrcn, waiting for Christmas morning. As soon as we were outside the Gcrninn war zone and safe in Swedish waters the Swedes began giving nil O f us fruit chocolates nnd foods such n.s we hadn't seen since leaving England. They even produced beer and soda oop, which was enough to make the men's eyes bulge with Incredulous disbelief. TOMORROW':' Back liomc. . ...... -.^LLLt] ,i VILI: IJIL'.,!- dent, mid Holliii» sibley. of Memphis, wns named scci-etiii-y-Ti-ens- nrer. I E ST LMi .oroTH..«lvvryillliiirnl)ati»l niwcr. l.otit, Ibrtfl imive \torujiciuti Mull qiialllr. J'nr minor Ln,M, cilia. ctinTcd linilsv-3. m,r^l«iw ami aklti InUatlouj. 5{ t tf v k tlic, only lOf. LITTLE ROCK, Ark., July 18 'Special)—Arrangements have been completed for the WSM Grand Ole Opry to continue campaigning wllh Colonel T. II. Barton In his race for the United States Senate until Ihc primary election August 8, J'nrlon headquarters announced to day, "The people of Arkansas are enthusiastically expressing their endorsement of Die clean campaign Colonel Barton l.s running;," cam- lalgii Manager Max B. Held said. •Unless Colonel Barton is nominated in the first primary, the Opry will tour with him during the two weeks bclwewi the first and second primaries. "Conservative estimates show that more than 125,000 have attended the Barton speaking engagements to dale. Record break- Ing crowds have voiced their ap- l.rcclntion of Colonel Barton's platform and the show. In the period between the first and second primaries hc will appear In <i number of cities which he' lias not visited heretofore In the campaign." Barton and the Opry appeared this week : In the following cities: Monday,night, Texnrkana; Tuesday night, DeQiteen; Wednesday night, Hope; Thursday night, Fordyce; Friday .night, Bilnklcy. In addition to the engagement.': with ihc radio stars, Colonel Barton wns the guest of the Nashville Rotary Club at noon Wednesday nnd spoke at Magnolia at 4 Citizens of Barton's home (own of El Dorado are planning a gala v'ctory celebration', for the candidate Monday night, July 24 when he closes Ills campaign thcre Hk address will be broadcast, Barton headquarters announced the addition of the following to the women's' division: Mrs. Jack Weas past president of the North Little Rock. Boys' club; Mrs. Dolph Brewer, Prescott business woman; Mis Loyal W.lloughby, Tyrone Club Leader; nnd Mrs. Charles W McMeJIou, Texarkarm civic leader Addition of the following to the Barton campaign advisory grouo was announced: Stale Senator w L. Ward, Mariana; M. p Taylor of Hamburg, Ashley county juttee- Mark Woolsey of Cteirk, former Franklin county representative- E C. Barton, Jonesboro business niair ond Tom Allen of Brinkley unopposed candidate for Monroe county representative. The opening of district Barton campaign headquarters at Fort Smith and Jone-sboro was announced by Manager Hold I many of the Arkansas delega'c? to urge thai they support a Souther!! conservative Democrat for the nom- I Inatlon. He says that, In his opinion, the nomination, of a Southern Democrat would strengthen the Democratic ticket. Just who the Arka:isas delegation will support for the vice presidential nomination Ls not clear. However, some of the delegates say War Mobilization Director James . F. Byrnes would receive strong support from the Arkansas group if his name is .submitted. j The delegation,' entitled ' lo 20 .votes, will leave Little Rock this afternoon. And will arrive In Chicago a few hours before the convention opens. They will hold- a caucus en route to the meeting to select a delegation chairman, u Is believed that Senator John Mc- Clellaii will receive this honor. Osceola Man Missing OSCEOLA, July 19 — Mr. nnd Mrs. D. P. Clark received a telegram from (lie War Department statfjijj that their son, Technician Adkins Urges Delegates Not To Support Wallace LITTLE ROCK, Governor Homei July !9 (UP)— Adkins reveals ---- ~ -.—..._, J1UA1IC3 fCVCHlS mat he has told several Arkansas delegates, to the Democratic National convention Uiat he still is of DANCE Thursday — Friday — And Saturday Nights 9:30 to 1 O'Clock In the Beautiful Blue Room of the HOTEL NOBLE Admission G5c Incl. Tax II1.EAIKL Thursday Night/July 20,11 p.m. ADMISSION 35c TO ALL ttMAOlSt SIT HHCl '\V1T1I A ZOMBIE A iLIVE NDER • . . A MURDVRtS NEXT TO VOOl _>^- -g?g ^^^^^"^^^^^^^^^^^^Mrjs Plus Feature Length Spook f'iclurc opposed to the renomiiiatioTi Vice President Wallace. Adkins says he has contacted YOU'RE THE FIRST PERSON WHO'S BEEN NICE. ENOUGH TO OFFER ME A DR. PEPPER. MOST PEOPLE SCREAM AND RUM HIS WORK APPRECIATED * * * HIS VICTORY ASSUL1ED Thj press and public of Arkansas has proclaimed the work of ''Crip" Hall as outstanding. That's why reports from every one of the slate's 15 counties indicate his re-election as Secretary of State by a huge majority. The people appreciate service honestly performed and will re-elect him on his record and NOT BECAUSE HE IS A CRIPPLE. PEOPLE WANT SERVICE CONTINUED The people of Arkansas want such service as "Crip" Hall hcs rendered continued in the Secretary of Stale's office. They know that "Crip" Hall will continue It. They also cannot understand why his chief opponent did not continue in the office that he now holds. They wonder why he wants lliis new office. They know that he has been on the public payroll for more than a quarter of a century and they ,are asking why he wants to leave his present job IT PAYS THE SAME SALARY AS THE JOB THAT HE'S AFTEH. "Crip" Hall has given the state a real business administration. No criticism has ever been directed at his work. On thd contrary, the press of the slate, and the public has praised his work Ju the bcnutificatipn of the capitol and grounds and at the efficiency wilh which his office is conducted "Crip Hall appreciates this confidence on the part of ths pecple and the assurance that comes from all over Arkansas that he wili be te-elecled by a huge majority. For the Welfare of Arkansas.,. Let's swell the Majority for C.G."CRIP"HALL Secretary of State "Take A Tip — Win With "Crip" Fourth Grade, Charles D. Clark, hns been reported missing )u action s\n:e June 9 In the European Area. Technician Clark enlisted about two years ago and has been over seas 18 months. His father stated tiiat he had a letter from Win say- Ing that he visited London Christmas Day. Mr. and Mrs. Clark have one oilier .son in service, J. c. Clark who is mi electrician mate in the- Navy, and four daughters, two oi& which reside in this city. I 1 Victims of vampire bats die ! of sleeping sickness. These prevalent in Trinidad. bata Insulate Your Attic with BALSAM WOOL •MlA FILL YOUR COAL BIN NOW! E.G. Robinson Lbr. Co. Have Equipment Fixed Now— PAY NEXT FALL s shops can do the work • . . DON'T WATT FOR -rni? RUSH SEASON. We'll take fall billing «n the charge?. Delta Implements, Inc. WHAT THE VOTERS SAY GATIIINGS IS A SELF CONFESSED FAILURE HE STANDS FOR NOTHING AND HAS ACCOMl'I.EISim NOTHING ON' THE REA LINE "Took" Gathinss says REA is Bureaucracy anil Ihn,' he 15 opposed to Bureaucracy. We use REA current ami ,«• ni-e a'-iinst TOOK and for Senator Irby.' ° BANK DKPOSITOIl "My wife, my ilaughler and I lost our saviues in a broUp bank ,n 1930. Now or dcposils up to §5000 are guaranteid TOOK -says thai ,s cij'stal razing-, and lie is against crvslal puini We are ugainsl Took and for Senator Irby. ' SMALL HOME OWNER TOOK CEIT X BORROWER SMALL BUSINESS MAM le ". hC '" m * custoine " »"« ,„, ., ,. SHAKE GROWER «» "33! W. f i74T™^oKa lf 7.?, ln a onc ; ooni *<"»* •^ new house and barn ami »c "°T • Y , acrcs ° f l!mi1 wil " "«nls; we have forlj vearl ,' % •„, \ ^ * ^ ' wiUl " ur P a - v ' TOOK calls Uus socialism ,,,^i ' ° pay wllh i '" crcs< at •'!«• a«U for SECTOR TRB™. - '' apu M l *~W e ^t^l^TfMK "TOOK ER VV V f MOTIIER S OF BOYS IN SERVICE ™>°J™X ^ h ^ 0 ^™ rr from «•«"* receipt to fight for our countr bu TOOK 1 1° n ^ a P011 '" "" TOOK TOOK . ° F BUYERS OF FEED for GOOI) C 'TIZENS EVERYWIIFRF IRBY." n , , , TOOKTVIKf ^failure" "' SCAUED ANn V °' e for a - BETTER MAN, SENATOR HOT A1R AN " DOE S NOTHING -"- ~ c -" -' -"'•- ™ - rt - «- " c ^ ?«& P says hc Ilas "••' fortUMle, bul "M SENATO , B IUBY OFFEUE " SMO IF TOOK i" "^ discussion - TOOK m! "'' »"« Printed 3 1>r ° Ven " Un hl Co "S r "b. This is only ' '"* ! ' C has salli or a ° nc h! " ">™veH him ES A NEWSPAPER e ' .thirty limu^nd words anrt f a iLs to tell you a sinrlc c"n s T r ..r ire measure h e has wr , Ucn and , „ baf been i rn , Sff M '°'' £ . '" at hc !s b « oml ^ K5cf "' ""a sho«W bo rr "ectr 3" to%)m C M '" '" bCe " '" "' cre S ° Ionr thal " c hns "»'< »mp?c t me to show lhaA be is no t usetlJ i. Jf hc is so U!cfu , . mp '* "" >c show some rauUsT He ha s been in Congress fro,,, 1 c larfes d tnct ,n Arkansas for six years and drawn SCO 000 in "HTV in,l » a Self-confessed failure. If l, c can't even show .L he ," s "blc p pass on eonslruollve measure in si x years, il s cerHiulv the lime to hire someone else. TOOK'S paver savs • S FNI) TOO c BACK TO FINISH THE JOIV n e has failed lo M»rl »n" top |« «^™SriS "' C W ° nder "° W 1>C tOUW fi " i5h ->'"i"« •>" l.»" TOOK'S PENSION FOR LIFE TOOK WAS TRYING TO FEATHFR IMS VPCT r .1 «rt of hb life when the hill to pension Co 1? r" sn.n, for the r of llmr llv« was passed. This Mil provide,! fo? " 0 »grL men 7o ITdrf.lS? 1 ?"* 'rr " le rr rC5< ° f ' Mr UVCS e "» »«'«• t-5 sh"«hl be defeated for If ,-«„ l ikc lllis biu vo|( . ,„ TQ01 ? t ., >ou flo m>l like 11, vote for SEANNTOK IHBY FOR CONGRESS. innv •« . ?T P!lrt5 ° f <hc dislrict 5llolv "'• ll SBNATOR Si, V"2 V" *• plUralU) ' !u al lcas l seven of Ahrs eleven counties rn the other four counties SENATOR IRBY will run second. SENATOR IRBY ,,-t|| „„( run tllir(l in ANY count IMe!f . Sfopv^, r , CPOHs ShoW lllat SENATOR IKBV IS GAINING BlKhiSGTH 111 every county. ;, Jt T1 !! "PP 0811 ' 011 sccms from newspaper reports to hive opened headquarters in at least two counties. Kcporls are that the oppo- ^Wi™n , CC ° mC alan " C(I ^ the strength that has developed for ShNATOR IRBY, and that plenty of money will tie used to Iry t'ir^™ S* I™ grc:<t lttlc ° r vnlcs lhat arc showing up for SENATOR IRBY. , }?t ^ vcry m * n an<i Wori1 »n that wants a change in Congress Jrom this i dKtrkl be on guard arainsl last mtnulc propasaiida and tail reports. See ,ihat every voter who realizes that we need a belter man in Congress uses every possible effort lo see that every voter S o»s to the polls on July KVn. a.nn fastis a vote for the best TtltMli W. O IRBY, CA5IPAIGN COMMITTEE, RECTOR. ARK. nils ad luld for by supporters of W. 0. Krby for Congress. Political Advertisement. .. m

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