The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 15, 1949 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, June 15, 1949
Page 11
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 1949 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COUHIEB NEW! PAGE ELEVEN )UT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams Our Boarding House with Moj. Hoople vJrrn -THE OLO R6.G STILL Executioner Is low at Camp ChaHee KORT SMITH. Ark.. June 15. (/Pi .-The soldier who sent Japanese tenerala Homma and YamashiU U> heath by hanging Ls now an olficer fcf the 505th Military Police compa- • of the lifth armored division kt Cunp Chaffee here. Lieutenant Ch»rle.s C. Rexroad years old, also was executioner r generals Kono, K«h, and Tainia and Admiral Abbe. By coincidence, his new com Hu|h Lawrence Nehon lk«< IJIlT W«n»»'« I'M', »•» »••< »»••« »4 Tr.* llllwcll Ikm itt*« •««••• . H.rilm«. S»Mnl* TTENRY I the burning bundles along the 1 path of the flashlight. A dozen little fires sprang up. A dozen *- | more ai they moved acrosi the island. As they worked they were conscious of the approaching fire. The gusty wind was hot now and whipped bits of burning grass ahead of its main front. The smoke was denser, yet between puffs there was still comparatively clean air. The little fires spread out, joined together in 3 wall between the almost FM and AM Recrifie XXV III HARDING •^ knocked Mabel Jones down as I s^ are islanders and the larger he burst into the main room. He con fl a g r ation. carried a 30-3C? rifle. "Sillwell. Stand away from the others- 111 kill you for lighting a flre in this wind." — _ -I didn't!" Fred said quickly, grass from the hard earth. /TS of shovels pounded at nre edge. Wet sacks beat out the llife of sparks. Hoes scraped dried over area. A few more, feet were stinging lead. She tripped, fell heavily. She got up with the aid ot the shovel. Vert rt ax she stumbled on. The earth trembled beneath her aching body. In a few seconds i dull rumbling came to her. •Thunder." she muttered look ing in the direction of the sound She knew at once thunder. B EYOND the main the cove and lower storerooms, flames were leaping high into air. Gasoline-fed flames. The house, the squatting water tower, made a silhouette against their brightness. As Bea stared, the house lifted into the air. It moved slowly, i" one piece. As it settled back, H disintegrated. The earth trembled beneath her again, a heavier jar. Concussion | Listen to the Ball Game In Noise-Free Comfort $5 DOWN $5 A MONTH DREIFl S I Vint Dnifut . . . WearDiunil m, \\i', making up. •No one could see it in the murk. Why and how could 1 light it now?" "It's no beacon,- Bascombe said. It's a fire in the long grass and the brush. It's growing fast. iw> ^ mj Be« Cosgrove heard me mice wn jj e it jjpp as Harding automatically lowered 1 fche laboring the cocked hammer of the rifle. > a place by the win- quickly. Hia voice carried authority when he -We've g»t one chance to stop or turn that fire. Well go to the I euae shed for tools. Shovels. Hoes. All at you follow me. IT! show you where we can backfire. We may be able to save the house if it rains soon enough. 1 Harding had chosen his spot weil. A bare outcrop of rock left Only « portion of the backfire line But the wind was and the counterfire ate its way to windward slowly, and rushed toward The charred barrier widened scant fuel for the main fire. It wal now. close enough so its chuckle and crackle as it swallowed grass and dry brush could 1 be heard plainly. A lew scattered drops of rain fell unnoticed. Henry Harding stuck his sho~« The flre on their side of the upright in the ground, put his long black path was out Shouted flashlight on a rock so its beam der. were passed along from one stabbed toward the opposite ride smoke-shrouded figure to another, backfire "Fall back! If rt jumps, try to here." He had to shout to make I check it. If you can t, try 1o get himself heard. back la the -ock!" The voices The others were breathless and were hoarse, as unrecognizable as gasping from the long run with the blackened figure*. their tools and equipment The wind was a hot fierce blast. Harding •Make grass bundles, commanded. He showed them how to twist the tough, long-stemmed Be» Cosgrove staggered along, the wind at her back. She still clutched a shovel. H»K blinded , grass into compact brown masses I and in the uncertain light from the that burned fiercely when he lit Bres, she stumbled over rocks and them with his hoard of matches, I bushes, put • lew more yards He showed them how to scatter 1 between herself and toe burned- manding general, MaJ. Gen. Robert S. Beightler, received the .surrender of General Yamasliilo. I Hi; (,[{\\l\S COMPANY DJ XI TOI\b iPhone MINNOWS WHITE RIVER SHINERS and GOLD FISH • G. C. Hawks • 328 E. Main Phone 3292 4% HOME LOANS Mbert S. 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HE FIRED u* WITH A MACHINE GUN: EDGAR MARTIN BOOTS AND HER BUDDIES pushed at her. There was no sign now of the house or tower. She was suddenly conscious ol growing light near by. She turned quickly to face' intense heat __ main flames had jumped the backfire in a dozen places. Its several spearheads were joining into a new solid front. Bea forced herself to her feet, ran as she could se« others running toward the rock outcrop. The scant check of the charred path gave them a few precious minutes to race along the fire's face toward shelter. It was a near thing for some. A spending ol the last strength desperation lor others. And Ic lime they had to fight lor even their scant margin of safety, had to beat at encroaching flames running along paths ot grass. Then the main tire was past. M swept down the island, roaring and chuckling again, apparently unchecked by the slowly increasing ram. with cove. here? All hero?" Hoarse questioning voices A counting ot figures. "All Here! All oere!" 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