The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 20, 1944 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, July 20, 1944
Page 3
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THURSDAY, JULY 20, 1044 Rodeo Veteran On War Job Now Gives Up Clowning j,For Serious Business fl^Of Helping Uncle Sam It's a fav cry from the wild excitement of a Texas rodeo to the paint, dope, and fabric department of the niythcvllle Army Air Field, but William lj. Mat'Uensen, new addition to civilian personnel at the local field, lias changed his business temporarily from entertaining thousands of people- as ;i professional clown and rodeo performer to the grimmer duties at the field to help the Allied planes sliced, victory. A native Texan, Mr. Mackcnscn is known tlironglioul tlic LOIIO Star state with his net, ."Mac and Sunny Hoy." With his unusual feats lie lias entertained civilians und service men alike. "Sunny Roy," a Shetland pony only 32 inches in' heigth, masters 18 tricks, no was trained by Mr. Mackensen. The comedy team appeared In rodeos hold in numerous towns throughout Texas, Mr. Mackcnsen begun his professional clown act when he appeared In shows during his accumulative leaves and on week-ends from his job in I he pnlnt department ut Port Sam Houston, Te\us. He had been a rodeo fan nil his life but entered the business professionally in 1930 Injuries suffered wheii a wild broiix bull pinned him against a wall during a rodeo caused him lo abandon appearances in the ring as a rider hut lie Adopted the clown act, trained "Sunny Boy", and still followed the rodeo wherever a show was scheduled. A velDi-jin of World War I, Air. Mnckeiiscn was awarded Hie Silver Slar for saving the life- of a buddy neglecting his own safety and wounds, and the Order of the Fm 1 Bie Heart, for wounds received arid 'wlrt passed near Saint EtJenc, Prior to comhiR lo the 1JAAP, he wns employed at the Newport Army Air Field for eight months until the Army evacuated it. - His wife and son, Frankic, nucd four, make their home at the field. It is advantageous that Ihe gotls should he Iwliorcd to attend to tlie affairs of man; and (he punishment for evil deeds, though sometimes hie, is never fruitless.— Pliny the Elder. 'Too Excite? To Feel Pain Of Nazi Shell German fighter pi lies swarmed mound the big B-17 ami Iheir Eims filled the air with leaden wasps. Actually, there probably were only about half a dozen ships al- liicMijt; Ihe heavy bomber, but to filalf sergt. Edward Denbccki of Darby, i'a., t 0]1 i (nre i, gunner. It seemed there were more, "K looked like the whole German Air Koice was on our t II," the iioti-com, now an Air Crew Trainee Bt tlio BAAF, recalls. "We were on our way back to our African base after a raid on Foggla, Italy, when they picked us up mid I can (ell you it was hot there for a v.'liile. Everywhere I looked I saw one of Jerry's planes coming t us with guns'spouting. All we could do was Just null the trigger. We didn't have time to aim." H was during this raid that Dcnbccki almost got it. "I wns yanking on the trigger of m.v gun when suddenly the glass In front of me .shattered. 1 knew something had happened bill didn't know what and Just kept firing away. When we' finally got back lo our base I found that a shell from one of the fighter's cannon hnd exploded right In front of us. A piece of it ploughed through my knee but it didn't start burning until after we landed. I guess I was too excited lo feel any pnln. Now, as a memento of his close call, the 20 year-old gunner wears the Purple Heart next to tlic Air Medal and the nine Oak Lcafe Clusters on his blouse. "I didn't have to have anything lo remind me of Dint shave, though." he grins. "I went, on 50 missions during the eight months I was in North Africa, but only Ihe last one was as tough as the Foggia raid. That time we came back from our target at Uologna, lialy, with three motors gone and had to make an emergency landing in Sardinia. I didn't think I'd come out of it," he admiu. Now, Detibeckl is working on' the line at (be I3AAF while awaiting a call to pilot's training. "I have four positives lo my credit already," he says. "As soon as I get my commission and wings I'd like to go hunting again." BLYTflBVILLB (ARK.); .COURIER NEWS COURTS Charged with petit larceiiv in connection u-itli the theft Jiily I of a bicycle, Iloimmi nklmidson, 18, was found guilty nnd fined $2S yesterday in Municipal court. »e was chained with taking tiie bicycle, belonging lo Billy I-Yiiztrr. 10, when it Wi i s parked In front 01 the lloxy 'Ihenter. The wheel wi« later foumt In a local dealer's repair shop after the dealer recognized it from the own- er's description. A pivlliuliuny homing for M. T. Ihirr, Tjistee Unking Co., truck ililviT duii-grit with driving while InlDxiriiH'il in I'Oiiiici'lioti wllli (Hi nccldi'iu emly Sinuliiv imu'iili)!! In' front of the Twin Cables Cute when Aviatiun Trnluoc John Mc- DvTmoti WHS Injured, has been set for J'Yidii.v In iMiiilldpsil Court. 'I'hc fOltllor suffered n .skull Injury when he wn.s .struck as he was standing outside n cur. Anlolne de In Mothc Cadillac, famous Frrndi explorer, founded Del roil, Mich., In 1101. 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Now SMOKJNG STANDS Brown pollery ivilli reiuov;tl)le fmy. Were 2.!I7. Now BABY BATHS KoWiiifi-slfiJid with w.'tternniof ciitmis lialli . Were !).75. Now BOX SPRINGS Striped ticking Were 2!l.y, r >. Now WICKER CHAIR Ureeii. Idcil! for your Was. 15.95. Now KITCHEN TABLE While with stained top. Was I2.05. Now 19.88 2.37 9.37 22.88 7.88 10.88 AUTOPSUl*r»tlES CUT SPARK PLUGS Wards Supreme. Were Now, ejicli Ward's Standard. Were 3k-. Now TIRE PATCHES Self vulcani/injr—will not come off in holiest weather. Were 27c. Now MOTOR OIL 100% pure Pennsylvania. Wards Supreme. Were l!)e. Tins sale (lax incl.) BATTERIES Ward's Commander. 12 mo. guarantee . .3.77 Kwik-Starr. 18 mo. guarantee 4.88 Winter King. 24 mo. guarantee .6.33 37 C IT 23 C \T CROQUET SETS 1.37 and 2,87 11.11). (,'onijui'c this vuln SHOWER CABINETS Wcru Sir. tt'ntcrjiroof liliistlc sides with cement b.' ,'. DO^T -WISS THESE! WHITE PURSES Almiy si.vk's. Di'iiNlii-iilly COSMETIC HOSIERY Now (I'lus red. Tux) FOOTLETS • 46' your hose. 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Quarts, regularly 99c Now 2.28 2.97 77 C MONTGOMERY WARD SHOP FROM OUR-CATAlOGSV,,-rt«w«.-cfa-«f /ferns not in our S fore stocks moy^ ordered ,n our cafofog department . .-/prompt delivery from our mall orcter ftousef

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