The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 20, 1944 · Page 5
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THURSDAY, JULY'20, 1944 HOME, FROM DIEPPE By Sergf. f verett Oglesby As Told To Merino Ducrkscn i ! A Country Worth Fighting For 1 ; , xx Arriving at Trellaborg;, Sweden, we wore imiiiediiilcly put onto trains and taken to a station to |>e fed. Here \vi> ate the fir^; soup we had scon in months that was fit lor human consumption. Swedish officers and people gnlhered around to greet us and shake hands as though we had been old friends returning. A telegram arrived from the Hritish legation in Stockholm, congratulati'iiu m and wishing us a happy journey home. Tilings like this had piled tip on*— until the men began to cry After inonliis, and for some, years, of feeling that no one cared, the I sudden concern of tliese Swedes made these tough soldiers who had faced death bravely enough in bat- lie, cry like little children, tm- nshnmcd. From Trellaborg we.wcnt to Got- tesburg, where we were loaded aboard the hospital ship, Drotting- liolm. It was three days after goins, aboard before we sailed and those three days were just one endless: period of being loaded with good things from these friendly people. 'Jhe space around the ship on the docks was. roped off (Uid behlud : these ropes was a constant strnm of people, waving to us and clieer ing. It seemed you could look out Ser Ki- Oglesby any hour of tlmlay or night and they would be there, constantly coming and going. Queen Visits Us The Queen ol Sweden came fd to sec the men and when 'saw how pathetically iiapuy iTrfy were to be free and heading for home, she, too. burst into tears. At sight of tins grand lady in tears over concern for them, things just welled up inside us. I guess even a man cnn't help those things sometimes. Scotland saw us on October and b v that time we were all 25, beginning to feel like men again, except those men who were still ill from their wounds, or who had lost limbs or (lie like But even to them It was a great experience Now, at sight of all the flags of Allied nation's, the good old Stars and Stripes among iliem, flying in welcome for us, the bands playing, the crowds shouting on the docks, it made us feel as though nothing was too good for the men who had fought and bled for their country. It was nt this time that those'terrible days in Germany, the experiences at Dieppe and my memories of the suffering began to fade away and take on the unreal qualities of a 'dream. r Hume For Christmas But I still had u long way lo go and this was only the beginning. Those of us u'no'-could walk, got •a leave in England and there were .the old friends to greet IB. in Can", it happened all -over again, lly, there was home, Manila ., on Dec. 1. Yes, t had arrived for Christmas. Mom, and my daughter were glad •to see me, of course. The people of Arkansas were more thnn swell. In fact everyone tried to be nice to -me. If it wasn't for this war I'd ? end my story right here. In typical happy fashion. But after" all just my coming home hadn't ended the • war. Now irjy country is in it- playing for keeps. And that is why it was a disappointment, to come The Gift Shop Modern and Antique Gifts COSMETICS BABY GIFTS Greeting Cards Is'ovclllea A Gift For Everybody Inpam B13f. Phone 2254 MOSS BRYAN Bake Belter Pastries With Shib ley's Best Flour ... This fine flour ACTUALLY REQUIRES LESS SHORTENING! home and see how the people were Hiking It. Somp of the jjeople have bora asking me why I dirt it, why I went to Canada to volunteer before 1 had (o, before our country was even in (lie win-. Then, if they find out I am still trying lo get Into the service and want to fight the rest of (In's war in Uncle Sam's uniform, they look .it me in surprise. Pome of them say, "Good heavens, man, haven't you had •enough yet?" If I answer their question and use the word patriotism, they get a funny look on their faces. Syne people'have laughed right in my fm. Others just think I'm r.razy an ( i stare at. me without saying a v old. But I know what they are thinking and it makes me mad. U. S. No! 1'crfccl I know my country isn't perfect. I went hungry in It too many times for that. 1 have hail my share of hard knocks right here in the United States. But ivhen I went to Canada to join the Canadian Army I went because i loved my • country and because I wanted to' fight for it. I had 110 doubts in my mind that, despite her faults, America was worth fighting for. After my experiences in Canada, England, at Dieppe and afterward in Germany. I am still convinced she is worth fighting for, only now I think so more than ever before. I keep thinking about those poor devik still over there in Germany, thousands of them, and the silent vow I made when 1 saw their faces on that would dc _, ( ^, them borne and lo 'give then' homecoming like I got. Maybe r am only an Arkansas cotton farmer with only a fourth _BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)'. COURIER NEWS Ace of Aces f xpert Would Reduce Number Of Counties Imce decorated wilh (ho Hero of the Soviet Union mcflnl and the DStK awarded by President opsovclt, I.I,-Col. Alexander I'okryslikin, ;it>avo, is highest ranking nir nee of Reel army ana probably ot United Notions Thvough March, 1044, l,c was officially credited wilh S3 enemy planes shot clown, since then is reported to have added six lo his score. yracle education, uml ivmybc )>n- tricllsm Is just a nlci; sounding word to put In (lie history books. •c number of ,. v ., -j and eulnrgo tlienr npliolnt lulmlnlslrntlve officers on LITTLE ROOK, July 10 (UP)- , , , ° f 1 ll «""«>l"«"s «»rt not Merger of counties, appointment of c , , "'"' towsc of iiollllcnl |n- officlnls. iinrt uniform systems of l ' mm '<'.' have minimum standards government have been recommend-!, ' ™ ch «i«nty, and Imve «.|i- eil for Arknitsas. Making the rcc- ""''• 1 ' (t iwplinshig by the comities ommcnllallons Is Dr. Roy l'\ mwu'.\«i£^^z==r — of New York and Denver. Gov- "'nmem muuiigtmirnt nullioi'lty. Dr. Hrowti, who tencl\es the only eovernmenl miimigement course In the nation, Is in Uttle Rock al Hie request of the Arkansas Public Expenditure Council, lie ILJ being con- siillc<| on u recently made school I'Xnir changes are listed by Dr Browu as probable bcncfll.'i to Arkansas, lie ays tliey would cu expenses and make the coiiuly government more efficient— "'-. Kiwi! snoko nt n luncheon .vesterdny ntul left Little Ifock lasl Boll Weevils Checked By Drouth In Arkansas l f AYKTTEVIIJJ3, Ark., July 20 (U.tM—Tho current, drouth iu Arkansas Is linvlng tU least onn eood effect, it has checked a thrcnUHifiiii boll weevil infcMnlloti throughout the stole. CJIiniles Lincoln, entomologist with the University of Arkansas College of Agriculture 'Extension Service, wys, a new brood ol weevils Is now appearing in many Molds. But adds Hint only a lev weevils of the new brood have uccii able (o develop because of he hot, dry vvealhcr. Lincoln iayjj little weevil Carnage is expected before m bill T fee) dial I hnve the rliili'ttli uc> patriotic. What's so fnniv about tlmi? The End. FOOD VALU We have plenty of WHISKEY At all times'! CEILING PRICES ALWAYS HASSELL'S WHISKEY STORE 315 W. Main 1'hunc 253 /THE FANS ARE /VERY CONSIDERATE, ( THEV REALIZE HIS i ENERGY IS LOWEST > AT 1:30 50 THEY | THROW HIM A \ BOTTLE OF DR. •PEPPER AT 4 O'CLOCK MARGARET'S BEAUTY SHOP 1H 8. Flnt Phone 2532 Bring Us Your Beauty Problems / LIKE A GOOD I LIKE BREAD SMOOTHS IT SURE TASTES GOODf ENRICHED with VITAMIN B-l Has Everything! This Weekend's SPECIAL! COCOANUT CAKES These delicious layer cakes are favorites with the whole family! . Assorted Cookies Fresh Every Day Hart's Bakery BlytheYilSe Owned, Employing Blytheville Peopfe Today and every other day we offer you fine, nutritious foods at the lowest prices, That is what you expect from us That is our custom. That is what we like to do x peacetime or wartime NUMBER ONE HOME GROWN VINE RIPENED, IB. FRESH CROWDER or CORNFIELD. POUND 12c CORN ON COB EAR CARROTS California Large Bunch RAISINS 75 o*. Sun Maid 15* PICKLES Sour Gallon Jar 1.06 TOILET TISSUE Waldorf Roll 5* TEA NAPKINS Folded 200 in Pkg. BUTTER BEANS tb tit POTATOES No. One. Idaho Bakers. S Ibs. PRUNES One Pound Sun Sweet SALAD DRESSING * 27* PAPER TOWELS 2 Rolls 21* SANITARY NAPS "^ 79* Flour OMKfJA l,bs. :i3c. — 1(1 Uxs. 7<lc 4 .75 . ........ I POUNDS Fly Ribbons I'achauc of 'I f «c For ................. IU Grapelade Potuul n-t ( Jar Li It's Modern! VICTORY WAGON Delivery Service Shop by Phone With Confidence Flour 2fi Us. Ct-rlificd 25 I .Its. lilitir's !?cs( .27 1 .20 I 1>AR» Dog Food SILVER TII> 2 ].\t. .Iiir Jelly 24 C BUCKETS $1.25 40 POUND SACKS 1.10,1.25 and 1 35 35c,45c,65cand BUY BETTER MEATS F.OR LESS WASTE! VEAL ROAST Chuck Pound 25* HAM HOCKS For Boiling ib 24* BACON Sliced, Rindlcss Pound 37* PORK CHOPS Center Cuts Pound 35* SALT MEAT Branded Bellies, Ib 20* VEAL STEAK Loin Pound 35* HAMBURGER Pure Beef Pound 26* STEW MEAT Veal Pound 19* WIENERS Pure Meat Skinless, Pound 35* BACON Sugar Cured Piece, Pound 32* 113 E. Main H APPY IJOUR GROCERY &'JL XM ARK.ET Phone 814

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