The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 9, 1944 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, August 9, 1944
Page 6
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\ PAGE SIX BI/YTHEVILT;T5 (AUK,) COURIER NEWS 'Per No. 1 Efk Dr Robert S Barrett, above, of Alexandria, Va.. Is the new Grand and Exalted Ruler of (he Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, following election at their, notional convention in Chicago Dr • Barrett is a former newspaper publisher v»hc Centered government service. Hull Appointee? <» Secretary o£ Stute Hull is re- poi'ted about (o appoint Henry P. Fletcher,.above, former chairman ot Hie Republican National Committee, to be otic ot his spc- --.._;. c ' a ' assistants. German One-Man 'Shark' WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 0, A Germnn one-man torpedo is pictured on, like a monstrous shark, it speeds toward Us objective. Actual torpedo is under water. "Driver" ot the missile can be scon through transparent turret. French Aid for Wounded Yank '•• ''Come Out or Else' on Guam :':.' f -' • (USMC photo /rom ,,-„, Although surrounded by U. S. Marines who'ordered them to surrender, -Japs in a hidden pillbox refused to give up. So Marine at extreme left in photo above makes things hot for them with ^.'flamethrower while his buddies croud: behind log cover.'"; Marine Air Head • MacArtliur Target; : Brig. 'Gen. Field Harris, above, • veteran of the Solomon Islands ' air war, is the new head of U. S. I : Marine Corps aviation, succeed- ' , ing Brig. Gen. I.ouis E. Woods, i ; recently assigned ho field duly.; American medical authorities have contradicted the well-known theory trial we get, indigestion If we drink .water with our meals,. Map above shows location of •Halmahcra Island, in the Mo- lucca group, which may be Gen. Douglas MacArthur's next objective on the road back to Manila. Target for. recent daily bombing missions which may preface invasion, l:almaher» lies 250 miles southeast of the Philippines' southern lip—easy ." ran?_e. Air Base 'Welcomes' Captain Easy Standing in nn Army jeep, a French patriot sleadies the body of a : [ wounded,_Yunk he's, helping to evacuate while battle rages in : i*ai\ii»enttM.i,.i,,,f t ..-,. , \Coutanccs, France.' * ~'.-"~-~.'_". J r.'".".' Hey, Nanny, Nanny! ' Favorite debate of philosophers used to be over how many angels ; could dance on the point of -a nuudlc. The Indian fakir m ihc i photo, tibovc, may have had something like lhat in mind when he i trained his goal t» balance on a precarious stand, made up u! '; separate small blocks. Phulo from 20lh Century-Fox's "Dangerous Journey." Front Line Liner . Photo above, first of its kind released for publication, shows the Navy s lulherlo secret: super-troopship. The ships, built at the V. S. Steers I-cucral Shipyards. Kearny, N. J., are fast, carry three types of guns, and are without portholes, IDS separate vcntilatin' systems providing constant flow of fresh air. Note cruiser bow For a Victory Toast , t ^ - • ..~™* •' Captain Easy, hero of the Wash Tubbs comic strip, has Joined the long list of combat heroes (all the others were real live human beings) who have come to the Army Air Forces Tactical Center at Orlahdo, Fla., to work out' problems in front line flying. With Easy's fictional arrival recently, the student officers' mess baked a special cake arid reserved a table for the mythical Caplain Easy and his equally mythical Companion, Caplain Whitcomb. Pictured obive with the .cake at the special table are Pfc, Walter (Pop) •Savage, left, of Pittsburgh, Pa,, and Corp. Ben Maucha, Big Sprtogs, Tex. So true to life \vore events in. the strip drawn by Leslie Turner.that rumors spread over the post that Easy really. Jl_v—„—_ .. ,_ _"„'_had'been seen there.' " ~^-^ ~ Sherman Montrosc, NEA Service-Acme Newspicturcs covrosoan.!. ent for the war picture poo), gets o welcoming R 1 >1SS O f wine'from Italian signorma in Livorno. Montrosc was with American Fifih Army troops when they stormed the Tyrrhenian port Scalped Never Too Old In typical feminine fashion, women of Vouilly, France, recently celebrated liberation of the town by turning up at church services decked out in new hats or refurbished old ones. Even the old lady pic- • lured above looked proudly toward the cameraman who was attracted-'by her neat cap of crocheting and black velvet. Fresh Starter o i |Billy Southworth has taken Fritz Schmidt, above, out of the builpen and is breaking him in as a start! ing pitcher. Succeeds Quezon Sergio Osmena, above, is the new president ot the Philip- .pines^ succeeding the late Manuel »Quezon, iho commonwealth's first president. Osmena Ju had been vice president. Blasting 'Em Out in France •^ ^ ^*<^*:*^#*».'• • ._-.*«•*,. . • A^^^S ^V> •/ ft The remarkable action photo above shows what Yanks were up against in capturing La Haye clu Puits, on Cherbourg peninsula, wliere Nazis were well entrenched. Germans holed up in a chateau arc being blasted out. Nate front wall crumbling from grenade or sliull explosion. Yanks i;i photo prepare to rush the position, two of them dashing forward under cnvcriny lire from th'jli 1 comrades on tiio ground. 'Rocket Coast' Target v,.*«. #l&r T^>-5 /^.^ »$ ** " y KA J — - - Ww * 1 •»'?"'« ^. r. i^V' The huge concicle dome bhucUue piclmed abtne toppmt n Gerimn undeigiotmtt milalhlicn in the much bombed Pas de Calais locket coast nrca of France is believed to be u-cd by Cicr- mans in connection with threatened attack on England by long-range rockets. RAF raids with C-on blockbusters on July 17 and ^20'badly undermined cliff supporting Iho dome, closed t.mnel entrances and disrupted rail lines. Photo above was taken before these raids, but shows dama-o from previous ones. How Red-Bocked Poles Would Slice Germany ^lt; ; ~ i 5J5?is'Oi53;?£ i?^7 , ; . ,.,..,' -" ° ' »nuai ut I'omciaiiiu. idi^e areas 01 oiiub]a ana H,« , " d f m " S 'L le )l , l , thcrl ° lall dlocked Poles wide outlet on the Haltic Sea. Curzon bnek Lv^ ) bound . a1ry , Se , t h i' Al Cs ""5 World War '• eliminated when Poles drove Russians back beyond heavy black border line, which remained Polish frontier until German invasion In this war. .. — ^———- -

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