The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 6, 1949 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 6, 1949
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MONDAY, JTTIffi «, 1949 tLYTHEVILLB (ARK.)' COURIEB NEW8 Newsmen Find Grim Reminder Of D-Day on Normandy Beach Five Years After Bold Attack • By K«l>cri Eunton OMAHA BEACH, Normandy, June «. (fl'j—D-Day plus live years on Oouha Beach and there wasn't a dcubhboy in sight. About 10,000 of them are sleeping in the American Normandy cemetery on the bluff overlooking Easy Red Beach. Their presence Is felt continuously in the restless wind and Incessant beating of the waves. There'! a long string of shell-torn landing: eie.ll on the beach jaiting the junk man's hammer.*—- _^___ ^ On one of the wheelhouses, "Dream Girl," the lonllest girl In France, forlornly searches the onrushing waves. The weather has taken away the colors which gave "Dream Girl" her clothes, so that now she Is not only lonely, but naked and soon she will be dead. Junk Dealers Bay Junk dealers are hauling away what's left of the prefabrValed harbor at Omaha Beach. A Belgian firm, Van Loo of Antwerp, traded Prance two divisions of Canadian surplus tanks for scrap iron left lit Omaha and Utah beaches. Walter Van Den Berger, head of t/ie salvage Job, hopes to get from a half-riiillion to a million tons of scrap selling now for about $14 per ton. One of the guards at .the cemetery on the hill has vivid memories of the ass..ult wave :at Omaha Beach., staff Sgt. Richard Roberts of Norton, Va.. v/as In E Company, second battalion, 16th U.S. Infantry regiment of the First Division. Roberts remembers climbing down into the boats before davlight and then churning into the beach through an inferno of bursting shells. Roberts' memory of events D-Day boils down to two main points. "It was so crowded on the beach we couldn't get going." and "everything would have Been all right if they had just got us more ™ "Let'a Move Inland to Die" Polntin up Robert's plain remarks. is this account from the First Division's official history: "Meanwhile, causualties continue* 1 to mount. It was at this critical moment that B;Ig. Gen. George A. Taylor, then colonel In command of the leth Inf. Reg., expressed the too-dogged-to-quit spirit saying, "Hell,; we're dying on the beach. Let's move inland and die." Roberts remembers that someone .vtid that. Anyway, the word was passed along the line and they got going. He remebers fighting his way up the .hill and'down the road beyond where the cemetery is now. The SSth Division, on the right or the first; caught the worst ixiunding The fiat waves of the 116th Regi- ment were almost total causualtles as the boys form Maryland died oil a foreign sand. Roberts, who was in the First Division four .and < half years, says that looking back It wasn't the toughest fight they had. "Omaha was rough, but looking back it seems that Sicily was rough, er." Roberts looks out at the beach and sakes his hed. "It was plenty bad here, don't get me wrong. But those boys In the. 29th got it worse than we did." Family Lives in "Pill Box" He was in tiie line for 11 months, all the way to Kassel. and wasn't wounded. Roberts wasn't so lucky in Sicily. Two dark shrapnel wounds mark his face, one on each side of his right eye. Down around Utah Beach, where the Fourth Division came in, the junk dealers find less to >iork on One family has been living in a pillbox since the soldiers lett and now has eslablished a fairly up-to- date home. Wealher beaten street signs mark the areas. One says "Carter Road in honor of Pvt. T. H. Carter. 531 ESR, killed in action June 1. 1044.' Inland, throughout Normandy monuments arc springing up in al most every villiage to some Ameri can unit. Favorites inland are the 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisioi that jumped into Normandy on tlu nieht of June 5 to toul up cnemj communications. Monuments are being built In tin north to the British and Caundiai divisions who performed formidabV feats of gallantry. There's resentment among llti Normans because the ships are be ing towed away, even though the: admit ten years more of rustini would destroy them anyway. But you can take away 'all the ships and all the monuments ant all the cemeteries and rebuild al the houses and the boys *'ho ilriv the Germans from this corner o the world would -still be rememberci forever in the hearts of the Nor mans. Once you've talked to them yo know there's no doubt about thai DISCUSS ATOMIC H'RANtil,K--Sen, Bourke B. Hlckenlooper (R-ia.) left) is shown here with Sen. lirieii McMahon, (D-Conn.) chairman ol he Senate's Atomic Energy Committee, discussing the hearing involving AEC Chairman David Ulienthal, which opened June 1 in Washington AP Whepholo). State Apparently Reaches Peak 0/t Post-War Production Boom LITTL EROCK. June 6 If}- -The off by approximately 47 per ceni _ Security Division portad: today indications are thai "th* «eak of post-war production hatffbeien attained" in Arkansas. Thtjreport covering the year 1948, submitted to Governor McMath. 4|ata .that employment in industries Covered by unemployment insurance,.was approximately four per cent/ihigher than In 1947. 'Other items cited: •Increase of about 25 per cent in the'.amount of contributions collected on wages paid in covered enujloyment. tOovered employers—those under thtj employment .security law—rose from 24,000 to 23,000, an all-time haTh. "JUnemployment insurance trust Bund increased $3,170,000 (money fcAVed back for a "rainy" day). PUJid now totals J40.056.490. ? Total claims filed by veterans -imder readjustment allowance pro- ^ffram dropped sharply—off 45 per "cent of the 1947 total. Claims for unemployment com- 'rpensatlon continued at about the '!*ame level, but average weekly • benefit rose from $13.05 in 1047 to «1508 In 1948. Non-agricultural placements lol- i*»led »92,755, compared with $86,889 •in 1947. Unemployed readjustment allow• ance claimants drew an average of five checks during each period of unemployment. Farm placements rose from 16,256 to 188.9*8 ill 1948. ^^Jelf-employed veterans exhausted their benefit rights more rapidly than the unemployed veterans Most of them were self-employed veterans engaged in farming. Initial readjustment allowance claims were 34 per cent lower than the 58,22.1 reported during 1947 Continued claims last year were The United States was the blgget buyer of the 108,395,(MX) pounds of tobacco which Turkey exported in 1948. The first centralized industry was in New Amsterdam, on Manhattan where handmade glassware wa manufactured continuously from 1645 to 1767. FOR SALE 6 CONCRETE ^ CULVERT TILE Costs T»« less je( lasts longer lhan any other bridge material. Sites l»-l*-15-lS-21-24-Z7-J»-J« Inchn. CONCRETE SEWER TILE Sizes 4-«-ft Inches CONCRETE SEPTIC TANKS Foundation Blocks • Hot Prices • We Deliver A. H. WEBB Highway «l at State Line FhMM 114 Disqualifications about equal, those marie in 194'?. Of the 2.4 claims turned down in 1948, 1,02 vere from persons who quit wo ind not entitled to benefits. PAGE THREE Reports at a Woman Ambattodor Draws Fire Of Danisfc Newspaper COPENHAGEN, June 9. Ift — Denmark* biggwt dally newspaper commented adversely Saturday on reports that the United States nils-lit appoint a Denmark. woman ambassador to The conservative newspaper B«r- Hngslce Tidende said editorially there are "report* that Mrs. perle Mesta, first hostess In Washington of the Democratic party, U tzpectcd to be appointed diplomatic representative of true u. 8. In Denmark." The newspaper »td the reporta were 'causing- hesitancy." The newspaper made It clear It! had no objections to the proposed appointment because of sex. But It asked for "a proof that, America Is considering her new role toward the small European nations with Hie same sincerity as the one with which we look at it." The newspaper pointed out that "America has previously been represented In Denmark by a woman, Mrs. (Ruth) Bryan Owen, about whom all have the finest memory about as a woman and as a minis I cr." It said: "nowadays ,ln diplomacy r-ou do not ask questions about sex but about qualifications, and cs- Listen to DuFont's Cavalcade of America every Monday evening WMC-7:00 JOHN MILES MILLER CO. Distributors of DuPonl Products Big Ear hart Plant Laboratory to be Dedicated Soon PASADENA, Calif., June 6. W| —A new world of agriculture in which plants that never sec the sun or feel (he elements produce crops of incredible size and flavor, awaits Just over the horizon. ' Between that world and tilts, scientists K ay. lie only a f cw years of expcvitn.cnt.Uion—i» -, 4 new "cli- nintc factory" at the California Institute of Technology. It's the Earlmrt Plant Research Laboratory — a super greenhouse with built-in weather and soil controls. Every kind of climate in the world which will support Plant life can be reproduced in this S4CO.OOO nursery. Built with funds donated by the Eaihari Foundation of Ann Arbor. Mich., it will be dedicated this week. Known as the 'phyloUon." this laboratory will arlifically recreate or •eliminate all but oiie of the known factors in plant growth such as soil, climate, insects and sunlight. The one factor which the pliyto- tron will not be able to control Is cosmic radiation. These are the mysterious rays which come from somewhere in the constantly bombarding the earth and sometimes changing the evolution of living things upon it. peclally If the qualification* an ta harmony with the condUlont unctar whith they should be used." Iron used ny man has been found in Egypt In a tomb dated by modern archeologists at 4.000 B.C. HOME FOR SALE Beautiful Brick Home with large lot. Three bedrooms, balli-aiul-a-hair, hardwood floors, steel casement windows, lieutilator fireplace with beautiful marble mantle, double garage with servants' quarters. 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