The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 27, 1944 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, July 27, 1944
Page 3
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THURSDAY, JULY 27,' Warrant Awaits James Petrillo Cited For Contempt u. In Ordering Strike * At Radio Station MINNEAPOLIS, July 27. (UP>- Jnmes PetriUo, Musicians' Union president, 'will be. greeted with a warrant when and If lie sets foot in Minneapolis. District Judge Bardwell ordered a bench warrant citing Petrillo for contempt of court in ordering si strike at radio station KSTP. The labor -leader, sent telegrams to 16 musicians ordering them to quit work yesterday. Judge 'Bardwell said the move violated the cowl's order restrainhiE musicians from striking at, the station. As Petrillo's headquarters are in Chicago, the warrant will bc ; held until he pays n visit to the Mm'- neapolls area. ' Meanwhile the regional War Latar Board'says it will not reveal a panel decision 'on the radio dispute until the strike ends. The union demands guaranteed steady employment for 13 staff members on KSTP Petrillo says he called the present walkout because the radio station allegedly violated an earlier War Labor Board directive JAPS FEAR INCENDIARY RAIDS DURING 'IDEAL' BOMBING DAYS Small Factories and Homes Are Most Vulnerable To Attack 'Gorpy' Mascot Of WACs At Army Air Field Here " l don't own.him, I just pay his Thus does Sergt. Grace Morgan statistical clerk at Die BAAF, describe her relationship with "Gor- Py". the mascot of Section D, the WAC Detachment here. "I sort of adopted him about two weeks before 1 came to Blythcvillc from the.NewpDrt, Army Air Held," Morgan admits. "When 1 trans- feMd here I was afraid he'd be m/~*<d,, so I asked my CO if I mvfcf Bring him along, she said I could jt I could set by the bus driver with him. Well, the driver was only a man, so I didn't have any trouble." Since his arrival here, "Gorpy" has found a warm spot in the hearts of all the WACs of Section D . . . tins in spite of the fact that he is bonv. tailess, earless, and a mixture of terrier-aiiredalc-spitz and v.'hat have you. "The only trouble with 'Gorpy" asserts the WACs, "is that he'll cat anything—including; fatigues." > Where did lie .get his unusual name? Well, a "Gorp", says Mr. Webster is an Inclescrlble object. "That's our pooch, all right," agree the women of Sectilon D. Enlisted Waves outnumber enlisted Navy men , two to one in Washington on duty with the Navy Department, according to the Navy Bureau' of Personnel. r> I... | ' rOI ITICC3I -,—>— . , Announcements Tft» Courts? News na« b««n «u- thoiteed to announce the loilowlai eMttldacleg. subject to th» Demo- ositic primary In August: STATE REPRESENTATIVE ALENK WORD (for re-ejection, Post No. 3) W. J. WUNDERLICH {lor re-election, Post No. 1) 3. LEE BEARDEN (for re-election, Post No. I) LUCIEN E. COLEMAH B. O. "GENE" FLEEMAN (Post No. ft PROSECUTING ATTORNEY IVIE 0. SPENCER MARCUS FIETZ (For Re-election) JAMES C. HALE SHERIFF AND COLUCTOB HALE JACKSON (for re-election) W. W. (BUDDY) WATSON COUNTY TREASURER B. B. (SKEET) STOUT tOES DELLA FURTLB COUNTY JUDGE ROLAND GREEN (for re-election) DWIGHT H. BLACKWOOD CIRCUIT COURT CLEBR J HARVEY MORRIS K, 'For re-election) [ i COUNTY CLEEK T. W. POTTER (for re-election) BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS' Fire and earthquake are Japan's greatest dread. Holocausts like ihls fcarsomcly remembered. Now (he-. Japs arc preparing -their • iicoplu when Yanks lainicli incemliary raids on homes By THOMAS M. JOHNSON NBA MIHIarp Writer •- Japan is preparing to suffer what she recognizes as the worst of all calamities; "Kaji to jlishln" devastation by fire and earthquake. Both are combined in air bombing, which soon can come at her not from China alone but also from the Marianas, and perhaps even from our carriers. The sooner the worse, for"Japan. A two months' period when weather will help the bomber has just begun.-Usually it hinders, protecting Japan witih storms and tricky winds. But from mid-July to mid- September there is frequently a peculiar mist through which bombers can see far better than they are seen. That gives them a chance to deal blows to Japan's /industrial cities in ways tljitt are new. Thus' far the B-29's have bombed largely steel mills and naval installations. But those, in Japan, are frequently strongly built to withstand "Kaji jlishln." Since the last disaster in 1923 the Tokyo-Yoka- hama area and others too, have been rebuilt in an effort to escape another deal. To prevent fire from sweeping too far, the Japs have opened many new parks and wide streets, and have built concrete fire-walls at right angles to prevailing winds which often are high. .ilhey M have.. _butlt „ many, _ modern fireproof and shock-proof buildings, either in the centers of the cities or in the outskirts. But to modernize all of them was' beyond even Jap diligence: So the large ciiies remain largely n firebugs' Paradise. There are quite a few roofs of copper and tile, but many smaller factories and hastily erected war-bulidings are of wood, stucco and even plyboard, with paper partitions. Many houses are made of these materials, but even more use riee-.5lraw mats. For the next two months these will be dry as tinder nnd flare like celluloid. Flames will spread literally like wildfire in the crowded regions of such cities as Osaka and Kobe where one shack is jammed against another and streets are tracks as narrow as five feet, or sometimes nonexistent. HOME WORKSHOPS In- such homes a surprising amount of mmiufarture of small war-articles goes on. Often they use electricity with open wiring. Many of the workers in larger factories 1 live in these homes. Mnny believe the quickest way fo slop Japan's war industry Is not to bomb the stronger factories with nigh explosive bombs which take ; a lot of space on a bomber, but to bomb the smaller plants and homos In their vlcilnity with small incendiaries -which can- do • Jar more damage per bomb. We have n ueiv incendiary, apparently made to older for Japan, it throws a gasoline jelly as far as 300 feet, when it hits, It bursts iinto flame and sticks. Although in these shanlylowns. war work nnd war workers nre Inextricably iinterminglml, the Jnpu- nese hope our soft humanitnrkm- ism will prevent our using this weapon. Doubtless they will howl if we do, and perhaps they will excculs more of onr flyers. But they ar e trying to get ready. Their fire departments are large, though inostly ill-equipped. The Japs have a large civil defense force trained for 10 years in air-raid drills far more realistic than ours. Already they have cwiciiftlcd nil save essential workers from some 19:15 fire niiirli razed Slilb»t:i arc to 'imUrlpnlc slnilliir ilcvhslnllrin and fallorics. ,' ;' cities. Tlic' jftixi iiave announced thrit they Inive n plnil fol' ' evacuation of Toklo. Now they are l> '• e p n r I n B n "(lecentrall/'nllah scheme" to give'morn authority lo local governors, In CMC the central (government has to flee. There Is even talk of taking the Em|)crov lo Manchukiio. Minute Man Flag Awarded BAAF Workers In lu>i)i'i\sslve cpiemoiilcs lield tills nflrrnnoii lU the 11AAF Post Theater inid ut Hie flaKlWle. Ill front of Ucadquarlers, Mrs, Hose Adams ncceplcd u large bluo fliul white Minute Man flag In bclmlf ol civilian employees of this slattern sw.i per cent of whom nro de- votlnir n icntli of tlldllr monthly sfilarles lo tlie purchase of Wni' The ccrcmonlNt opened nt 'tlio Tost Theater, wlicrp Col. Kurt M. lumlon. commanding; officer, con- Krntuhitcd ihe workers on their I in,, support ol the War Bond effort. He then awarded the flau tg Mrs 1 Adams, who accepted It with u brief speech ol a|)|>lTOlul!on. . 'I lie (15st Army Air Forces Bund nnd escort guard then escorted the largo emblem lo Ihe flagpole, where, In Hie pve.wnce ol Ilic civilians, and of liluh ranking inillinry authorities of the post, t \vns raised lo u position of honor below Old Glory. A ni'W tire vnlcnultliiK device employing electronic principles has been developed which enables major tire ropiilrs to be made in 10 minutes In ronilwl zones. . • : A new method of "freeblowing" transparent cockpit hoods elimin- ctes-direct pressure of molds upon' the plastic, ttnis producing canopies In which optical dlstrotion is re- Crisp.Crunchy , Uniformly Delicious LOVELY- ALLURING • LOW-COST PERMANENT WAVE your*, easily, c.wl-ly, Ivl home. Do it youiisclt. The am^niig PERMANENT WAVE KIT you need. ik'imaucnl w . soluliim, curicra, «lmni]>oo and wavc*sel. lor every typo of luir. Piaiseif l>y ([ulty movie alara- Over 5 iniUloh solil. G Cliarm-Kurl Kil totiay, •'" at Klrby Bro.s. Drug'Store ami (hug stores. WF. F!T,I, AM. DOCTORB' PRESCRIPTIONS AND SAVE YOU MONET STEWART'S Drug St«r„ HXn Itonclics, Kills nnd Mice eliminated. Contract service In ptst control. / Biddle Exterminators Free rstinotcs. 115 8. Third Vhone ZTS1 Sa?c 50% On TRUSSES Steel and Elastic STEWART'S Drof S t•r« Main & Lake Phone 2822 WINDOW GUARDS Iltul METAL WEATHERSTRIPPING Now Available, riionn 551 For Tstlmate. E.C. ROBINSON Dr. J. L. Guard Optometrist ar Guard's Jewelry 209 W. Main Your Greyhound agent car. he a real hc 'P 'o you in arranging your trips these days. He knows on what days and on what schedules there are more bus seats available. Vacant seats on buses mean wasted warlime transportation. And (raveling on crowded schedules can mean wasted energy for you. So, enjoy your bus travel more by consulting your local Greyhound agent before eacli trip. " Greyhound Bus Terminal IOD N. Fifm Phone « QREYKaUND^^ LtNfS ENRICHED with VITAMIN B-l This Weekend's SPECIAL! DEVIL'S FOOD CAKES 490 Delicious Chocolate Flavor and Icing —. Assorted Cookies Fresh Every Day Hart's Bakery BlytheYille Owned, Employing Blytheville People PAGE THKKfc J v , t , ...Saturday FEINBE JULY CLEARANCE Sale of Values to4.99 Values to 5.99 Sensational values nt Urn low sale jin'cel Fust color colloii priiil.s mill Viiliies-nol lo be.duplicated. One huge group, vnltio priced! Dolled Swisses, j>riiH« uml tailored HccVsuc You'll want them all- , $2 '$3 NO REFUNDS Values to 7.99 Values to9.99 VnlllPC "•*" A beautiful Kolcclion of .see chnmbrays line) slianlutiKsi in priuls and dots., \yhnl could he nicer tu finish Dip Summer? •:.,'.'... : ; you'll hu delighted In choose from lovely jrroup ol' dresses. A nfce selection of :better cottons, silk .ior.soyS'iuid a -few Hiieer.s. ; .. $4 $5 Niilionnlly ndvcrtiscd liii.e sumnicr and . elll 'b' full dresses. From-oiir rcjruliir slock Dresscs l)f Uiis-nimllty and suporli styling Ufa seldom olTcrod «t such prices at any 10 Q5 acns0 "- My some- of our finest makers. $7 ALL SALES ARE FINAL All Hals Our Entire Stocks of Spring and Summer Hats Are included In these Two Big Groups: GROUP I All Hats Up to $3 Now $1 GROUP II Hats Regularly $3 to $6 $2 Buy Your Fall Coat On Our Layaway Plan! Choose While Stocks Are Complete—A Small Down Payment Will Reserve Your Selection s Fashion Shop BLYTHEVILLE Phone 2221 CAPE G'RARDEAU •viXflt, t U , W***plA

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