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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, August 12, 1944
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SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 1944 BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREB } Osceola Schools To Open Sept. 4 (# Faculty Members Are Listed For New Year By Superintendent OSCEOLA, Ark., Aug. 12—D. H. Whltcslde, superintendent of schools, hns announced that school will begin September 4. Mr. Whttesidc explained thai school will close earlier next spring uud that the football players will huve nn extra week of practice as a result of the early opening. Parents were urged to Ret slu- dcnls ready for school. First grade children will need a birth cerlifl- cale and must be vaccinated before they arc enrolled. Students who will enler here for tile first time will lx> required lo have birth certificates also. School regulations require that children entering llic first grade must be six years of age by January 1, 1915. Many students will need denlul and medical care before school opens, Efforts were made to have home economics but the stale director said thai no new units could be stalled until after the war. The faculty for the approaching school year is as follows: Mrs. L. W. Foster and Mrs. Vernon James, First Grade. Mrs. John Miller and Mrs. I. O. Crostluvait. Second Grade. Mrs. 1). E. Moore, Third Crude. MLss Myra Jeun Obcnnillcr, Fourth Grade. Mrs. Gladys Burr, Fifth Grade. Mrs. A. A. Adams, Sixth Grade. Mrs. J. S. McCanLs, Jr., High Science and Social Science. Miss Barbara Ann Murphy, Jr. English, Spcecii and Dra- Elsenhower Is Calm, Unemotional Even When Shells Are Passing Over U. S. Commander Fake Surrender Lures Captain Norman Ivcs And Party Into Trap HIGHLIGHTS FKOM LATEST BOOKS Love, Western, FDR, Labor; All In This Week's Books Nevil Shutc's novel. "Pastoral" (William Morrow: $2.!>oi, is CillANVILLB, Prance, Aug. 12 a warm und simple love story be(Ul 1 ) — A delayed dispatch by a i Iwoon Flight Ueuleuiuil Peler Mnr- . Ihey might have been I wo businessmen conferring i>n .(heir correspondent S. J. \Vonlf sketches nencrul l<:i\enhnvrer in quarters ill 1'runce plans anil conference policlcs' NI-;A ul front-line lirllsl- heuil- United Press war corrcspondem has released further Information on the death of the Anicrlcun naval commander ul Cherbourg, The reixirt discloses that Cuptuln Norman Ives died In a (icrmnn iniiliush us he was U'adlng u reeou- nulssanee purly In an Attempt lo reach the melon flshlnu port of Si. Mnlo. ApproxliiuUelv two-thirds of tho iinvnl parti' was rescued uflcr hold- Ing out ugalnsl a superior German force In u bitter threc-hmir battle. Tlie ambush was effected when (he used two young soldiers »t Uiilch extraction to serve as decoys by pretending suriender. lilt commander's purly slopped to question the youllis und the Cier- niinis opened fire from nil sides. A Junior licntcnunt broke away in u Jeep und rushed lo gel help. Hill army forces, five miles away, were unable to reach the area In time lo save the entire purly. Cuplain Ivcs held a 22-yciir record In lhe submarine service, lie was a graduate of the naval academy and held (lie Navy Cross for his work In llic development of undersea craft nnd rescue devices. Ills wife lives ul 1'urismoiilh, N. H. H. shall of the II. A. I 1 ', ami Bedlon Olllccr demise llolx'rtsuu W. A. bolh Klatloned at the same bomber command, Hartley MUKIHI. ttoberlson is ai, pretty and lonely In her now post ul llnrf- ley. Marshall is 22. boyish pilot of live-mini WeUhiKlon iKimber who hus 5fi missions o\'er (ierniuiiy lo his credit, lioth are restrained lr unwritten codes which prevent ihe mixing of oflU'cifl In any way but business. Hut business, ihe grim buslucs;- of preparing for raids on Na/l- land, doesn't and certainly lukc u! cannot luthor, in his efforts lo solve Iho irohlem, hus used up ll>7'puge.s, fn .lie course of these panes lin tins called the President a seal, 11 whip pcrsnupper, David, St. George, the cniilnhi of what seems lo bo no nioro than that ancient tug, lhe Ship of Stale, an oral personality a shark, un AruMun emir, nnd a many other things, lie hus used adjectives from di.'Vious to coin'' nKcmi.1, and lie hus hud the President doliiK everything from exhlb ttlng myopia lo firing melaphys! oul pellets through an electrical do vice, And tills is Just u sample of 11!' puges of good reading, lluseh Is i former stall member of Time innga man, vibrant c-mollons of youth lo run Ihelr course Ciomiso urn Pcler ure snmi bl- cycling und llshliiK together, al- Ihelr lime v.lnc and is now u Life war turn prevent liu- spondenl In Hie I'uclne. Miss Mary Virginia Scgraves, Jr. High Mathematics . Miss Virginia Witlicrington, Mathematics and Latin. Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Sellers, Commercial Department. Miss Doris Whalcy, English. H. E. Daugherly, Band and Glee Club. Homer Bourns. Science, Physical Education and Coach. Mrs. C. L. Moon;, Principal, English and Social Science. D. II. white-side, Superintendent and Science. By S. J. WOO1.I' NBA Staff Correspondent WITH THE AMERICAN FORCES IN FRANCE—Despite the Wasting of gunfire, there is a unique quietness, strange and eerie, at a scene of battle. Intervals between shots are imprcsivc in Iheir silliness. One feels a strange sense of loneliness. Nearby places lor possible safety scorn far away. The roads become empty, except for an occasional jeep or ambulance currying a Red Cross flag. The whistle and whine of enemy shells force you lo duck involuntarily. Then comes an explosion, and when the puff of smoke has cleared, a new shell hole is visible near you. On this particular day driven down a side road I had several Divorce Pleas Granted In Chancery Court Here Of the nine divorces granted this week in Chancery Court, only one involved the custody of a child. Rosa Spataro, age 15 mouths, was placed under the custody of her mother, Betty Sue Spataro, when tho later was granled a decree from Phillip Spitaro," who is- in the service. The' allotment of $50 monthly to the wife will continue as alimony and he will also pay $30 per month for maintenance of child. Mrs. Spataro charged 'cneral indignities. The only other property settlement concerned the divorce suit of Elna Dismore vs. Harvey Dismore, when Mr. Dismore surrendered to the defendant all of his right and Interest in Dismore's Grocery store in Manila, and their Plymouth coupe. Mrs. DLsmore was granted the divorce on grounds of general indignities. Wardell Stewart, was granled a divorce from Maltie Stewart because of his charge that his wife had been married to Charlie Lcvit, from whom she had not obtained a divorce before marrying him. Another similar charge was made by Lola Polsgrovc McEuen, who wns granted u divorce because of the alleged failure of her husband. Clarence McEuen, to obtain a divorce from his first wife before marrying her. Gertrude Allen was awarded a divorce from Orvy Allen on grounds of desertion. Three years separation was the grounds for the divorce granled jiarold Howe from Norma Howe. |t> Three divorces were granted on grounds of general indignities. They were to Laurel E. Brown vs. Geneva Brown; Alice Jo Mcl-'all vs. John W. Story, and Richard Houston v.s Bessie Houston. Four suits for divorce were filed recently in Chancery Court. They were Hazel DC mosey vs. Jack: Dempsey; Rose Marie OToole vs. Thomas Patrick OToole; Rachael Stlegler vs. Edward Robert Stieg- miles when a sentry cautioned me against going any farther. "The Jcrrles arc about 500 feet past the curve In the road," he said. Then ic asked me for news of the war. He know litlle of what wns gohm on in Ills fmmcdiale vicinity, f decided to go lo Corps Headquarters ind find out what was happening. back IIKADUAIITKKS Headquarters was not far of the fighting front, set up in u wooded area. Hidden under Ihe Irecs were tents, while trucks covered ivlltli camouflage stood along the sides of the fiiclri. While I waited shells began to fall. A sergeant und several privates dropped flat on (he yround and I did likewise. By Ihe lime the third or fourlh shell had fallen, I became tired of living to escape fate, so I wandered off by myself. Walking through a clutnp of trees, I came upon an open doorway, and as I looked in I saw General Eiscn- Hospital Gets Venison ! After Truck Hits Deer F.I, DORADO, Ark.. Alii!. 12 (UP) -Patients al un Eldorado hospital lower iwndorlng a large map. He looked spic and spun, his garrison cap and dress overcoat coiilrasltng sharply with the field jnckct and nrc entl 'ig venison steak (hose days helmet of (he mujor general who ns " rcsu11 ° r " frc!lk "''cident :10 wns explaining the course of bat- mllcs cnsl> 0( El Dorado Ihe other lie. clny. The Conimuiidcr-ln-Cliict was "• E ' Uodcn of El Dorado wus „,„,„ m , ST Y ou wouldn't think 11 lo the' llrel uf the Iwo Hough they must of necessity leave , Nds(m ' 0 . Nye, but Wild llors (he post ' Independciilly lo olivl iiie any potty <e Shorty is i\ rootln'-loolin' i;enL (i , ,, - ., . , , , lhe wild west, one III lo tuke h lory U.Ik on lhe purl of Ihelr fellow ,„„„ wltll nie tel „, lh(! 11( . (!o|ml .T'M ii -, , ,L , ,, i heroes of (he purple lunge. All Hint (Uiesnl do their bios-1 wn ,| llo ,. sl , 1|( [hu t(11 , k!rt . ,„ tho hook published by Mannlllun . . .. ,, „ , ,,($1.15), mid one of the first wcsl- hesliewn Hunun lo palhs, 1 eler uud ,, ms ,„ m l|l( , sl ,, m!s „, „ , Demise come lo the fork In the UmUi p,,,,. „ , nim m , lunll Hlu|flv wlio, at first, is put right In your of tli'sl-grado Imbecile;;. Hut as lhe Ixiok progresses, lui alu'l si> dumb as he seems and kio winds up by whining a race wllh his nondescript IHIS.S agulusl the bhui-blnbdcd palominos of his chief rlvul, u who Ls tile chloC obslaeie In Shorty's pnlli loward winning the invii of, LV gal who proves to bo a eeps Up With ; News of BAAF While In India "Even hero In far-off India," writes Lieut. Armancl Buccl to lAAP's iwslinl.strcss, Mrs.' Louise Iller, "I heard rumors that the VACs had finally arrived at Dly- hcvllle AA1', but I didn't believe t till I saw that picture In the 'liine Talker showing the WACs iKirchliiB down the road." Lieutenant IJucci, formerly pos- al .officer at BAAF, Is now a ransporlatlou and priorities officer In India. In between Ills duties if ImiKllInu something like 18,000 lo 20.000 pounds of mall a day, ha finds time to visit scenic places and Indian temples, among them Hie famous Taj Mahal. "Until 11 short tlnie ago," his letter says, "II bus been very dry and dusty. Then nn all-day rain covered the field with a foot'of water, which flooded my office so 1 just took off my shoe.s and fidcks, rolled up my pants and kept work- inij," ; Kvldenlly, however, Lieutenant lined hus foreoltcn Arkansas weather, because ho further writes, "The next clay the water wns all none and (ho field was as dusty nnd dry us before. That's one of it! miracles of India." , „ , ,L , ,, doesnt do their Mos-1 romance any K ood, und In -old munucr of obstacle-' road and pint. Flight Lleutennnl Marshall becomes listless und sloppy in lilt Hying, sharp mannered with bis loyal crew. Section Officer Robertson gels a taste of sleepless nights and nightmares clonlltig with Peter's doulh over Germany. I low the two muke lip Iheir dif ferences—Willie Peler Is In his link- calm and unemotional. Ills r 1 . < i!. 1 .!"!. 'I.'.'" 1 .? ,','.!. C1 L. <: .!T,' l '!!)L.I"", t !f»'se ''un, Hose, the hush sllii|;er', Iho Miial love llglil In HhorLy's oye.« —and It's a puily good rotnunce Is In lhe t'inilrol tower at llai-lley—is a thrill, The slory is aa simple as lhal, expres- rurely changed, even when Ouachlla river boUom.s when a shells passed over. Yet Iho entire 10-polnt buck deer lunged from ronvcr.sallon was carried on with the woods nnd ran Into the path litlle mllltai'v formality. Except for. of the big truck, 'Hie deer wu-< their uniforms, they might have killed Inslanlly, so Uodcn loaded been two business men conferring the carcass inlo ills truck und look on their plans and policies. ... — driving along (he highway In th».i, llt w | m t lllllkl , a a , sv( ,|| mMnf ^ . They left a few minutes it to after I game arrived. As they passed me. Genera] Eisenhower smiled graciously while the corps commander whispered hurriedly, "I'll | )(! back shortly. The general wants lo go to the observation post so that he can sec 'how things arc going." El Dorado. He notified warden, who ordered Ihe the way it's lold. Adding lo the pleasant, lender story are the word pictures of lhe English connlrystdo and Iho factual, gripping accounts The haspllul may be willing lo give Rodcn n sample tasle of the deer, but the husky truck driver Is hoping that the next lime lie runs across a buck it will happen during hunting season. Burma Peacock Dinner Too Fancy; Officers Top It Off With Bicarb By JACK GlIINN , linifcd Pre-ss War Correspondent \ KAMAING, Burma (UP)— When you sweat your way down the shallow. steamy Mogaung river in an Army pontoon and hear a drawling Southern voice welcome you at the end of the Journey with, "We have peacock for dinner lonight," you think General Sherman fought the wrong war. Then that peacock sounds like something from the Waldorf-Astoria, to be served by Oscar. I almost fell into Uic river when I heard that voice after four harrowing hours dodging wrecked boats and floating biunboo rafts on which Japs had attempted to escape. We had reached the headquarters of Lt. Col. W. V. Thompson, Parisburg, W. Va.. who invited the correspondents "to stick around for dinner." The peacock was shot by Maj. Icr: Tom Alexander Alexander. vs. Amie H. No Charges Necessary, Police Captain Decides LITTLE ROCK. Aug. 12 (UP) Captain c. O. Fink of the Little Rock police department Is confused, and far from amused. It all started when Captain Fink received a telephone call from a Negro, who informed Fink" that if any criminal charges were preferred against a certain Negro woman, she could be found buried on the outskirts of Liltlc Rock. An unusually calm man. Fink /Icll small beads of prcsplratiou TSpiping out on his neck. So he AMnanrtcd that the mysterious caller explain himself. And this is the explanation he received: "Well, this woman is dead, but lhat 'black mcnnigod 1 is being used to bring up criminal charges v aganst her." The captain, gelling more confused all the time, asked Just what 'Black Mennlgod' was. The caller explained that it Ls a fluid withdrawn from dead people in their graves. That was too much for Fink, so he decided lo terminate the con- versalion. He assured his caller that if charges were preferred against the woman, the police would take no action. After all, says Fink, there wouldn't be any point in arresting a dead woman. George Campbell, 473 Ellis St., Pasadena, Cal, with a GI shotgun, Thompson said. The shotgun is used often to supplement rations at the Kamalng officers' club, he said. Campbell said he often lashes two Japanese assault bouts togclher and, using a Japanese outboard motor, goes up the river hunting wild chickens, burking deer and a bird resembling a dove, which Sgt. Edwin Pcrnc. Albany, Minn., says sometimes is "edible." Ate, But Grumbled Major Paul Boyer. Ashlnnd. O.; Capt. Franklin Holmes, Roskvillc, Cat, and 1st Lt. Robert Haniman, San Diego. Cal.. ate the birds, but grumbled, Campbell complained. Thompson showed us his head- 1 quarters, what the Japanese had left of an old wooden house built on stilts near Kamalng's main thor- ! oughfare. Kamalng had had a pop- ] ulation of about 2,000, he said, be- ; fore the Japanese burst in, and the ' town's most prosperous citizens, the- jade merchants' have not come back from the hills yet. To the left of Thompson's house is the "officers' club." with a tarpaulin roof and netting walls. It 1 contained a long bamboo table with a parachute tablecloth. Beyond arc .the remains of a Burmese table, with only the Id'i of Buddha left intact. The natives explained, Thomp- said, that many Japr, arc Buddhists, so they do not molest the idols, although they shoot up the rest of the temples. Behind headquarters, on a lull. is u finer structure which before Lhe war was the home of the British magistrate, but during Japanese occupation was a geisha house. Cooks All Day By the time we had toured the post, we were ready for the peacock feust. but we need not have hurried. Without feathers, a peacock is just another chicken, except that lie has a green comb on top of his lead. His skin is Inn, and the dark meat is darker—u little like turkey, but dry and wllh sonic white meat. It took all day to cook lhe peacock, Thompson said, and \ve all agreed it was a shame to waste so much time. The dressing, though, wns good if unusual. It was made of canned pork sausage, dehydrated onions, British hardtack nnd water. The rest of the dinner was equally strange, including Mougautig River soup, containing six pens prr portion, and some peacock brolh. Thompson furnished all of us wilh bicarbonnatc of soda, loo. Weevi/s Couse Little Damage This Summer LITTLE ROOK,' Aug. 12 (UP) — The Federal-Stale Crop Reporting Service says boll weevil Infestations in Arkansas were negligible during the week ending Aug. 2. The reporting service says no boll were observed in 57 per weevils cent of lhe fields tested. Thirty- live per cent of (ho fields hnd between one and 10 per cent of the squares punctured; seven per cent hud eleven and 25 |Kr cent and one per. cent had 20 to 50 per cent of the squares punctured. However, the reporting service predicts a rapid rise in boll weevil infestation because of recent rains. Ncvll Klnite knows Ills stnlf, . whether he has Pcler and Goi-vasc lhe holding hands on a river bank, or moat lurncd over to the hospital, whether ho hns Hie reader plough,i,i._ , ,,.., ._ _ ...,,,, . _. i. .. _ . . . ' ••"•*»" State Franchise Taxes May Be Paid By Sept. 1 ini; Ihrough (Ink clouds over Or- muny. ltOOSl'.Vi:i.T, Till'. MAN' Noel !•'. Buseh undertakes a large, and Ihankloss lusk In "What Manner of Man?" (Harpers: $!!>. lie attempts lo present a dispassionate picture of Franklin n. Himscvoll. But lie does un admirable Jr»b. Whether one likes lloosevell or nol, -, , llusch hns given a picture that Is ","", wl '°, l " ok "'I™-circles by ston convincing, lie slicks lo facts und , <lurln B l]K mr] * >' Ln>rs of thc ol even though it sounds ralher Impc- cunlary a 1 , tho start. » • * The aullior might have Icunc'.l U "Hectic llrows," hut .lumes A Wechsler (lulled It "Labor Huron' (Morrow: $:t> when he wrote- pmtrull of John 1.. Lewis. U:wis is pfetined as a man iuviic by lens of thousand!!, and hutoi by us like a number; u eoal mine who lifted himself by his bootstrap lo Ihe lop null! of labor—and i miin who died In the saddle ho elms to put on kubor. At no Hun! since the advent o Samuel (I) Gompers hus a la Ijor leader been Iho subject of dls cussjon us bus Lewis, tho forme A. F. of Ii. loader who Inrneil uvei night ln(o Hie twss of tho C. I. O LITTLE ROCK, Aug. 12 (Ul>> Governor Adklns bus extended Lhe deadline for payment of -slate lcftv , cs poltics outside, franchise tuxes without penally, starting with childhood, school- from Aug. 10 to Sept. 1. Ills action ing .and college, tic presr-nls lhe. President's background. He discuss- oldicrs Enjoy Music •rom Chapel Each Week Novel enlei'lalmnenl at Blylhe- llle Army Air Held h a "sym r lony Under lhe Slars." Each Veduesday evening lhe public ad- ress sy.slem In Iho chapel Is used » piny recordings for Iho benefit if field personnel. Officers, enlisted lien and WAOs sit on Iho sbnpcl nwn nnd llslen lo Ihe program vhlch flouts across the field. Military personnel who own prl- 'iiln albums and who wish to hear heir records played arc Invited lo H'hiR thcli 1 music, lo the chapel tor miudeusllng. The program Is ar- unged by Ihu Special Service of- Icc. giinly.allon of ihut body. Wcchslor. a former lubor edllor in u New York paper, has Hummed tip'lhi! trend of his book In'lhe lu.-il paragraph: "Tho strength of a strong mnn Is a prtdeful tiling; 1:;:'. tho un- fortimnte lldng In life Is Unit the,, strong do not always remain stroni,'." TO CHECH IN 7oAVS 666 r MnluHM Svmptomi. was tnkcn after the slute trensur- cr's office reported lhal accounts es Ills political career from his cam- paiil to dale Ibis year were far ]m | B n for New York slalo .senator Ihosc paid by Augusl 10, Peach Harvest Ends NASHVILLE, Ark., Aug. 12 (UP) —One of lhe largest peach harvests in the history of the Nashville- Hlghlnnd district has ended and all orchards have been stripped. A total of 743 cars of peaches have been shipped by mil. and nearly the same number by truck. The largest variety of peaches shipped were the Elbcrtas. Nashville has been a boom town for the past lw.o months and almost everyone has benefited by the thousands of dollars which were brought in by tho sale of the peaches. behind 1043. The treasurer's office reported $181,000 In franchise lases ivc been paid so far this year : compared wllh $310,000 on Iho me dutc In 1043. Accounts have :cn paid by more than 2000 cor- onitlous this year. It's A Fact- That the Legislative program of The American Legion will con- linuc lo be geared lo Hie needs of lhe veterans of World War II. FARM HOMES FOR SALE—BUY NOW Large landowner has consented to cutting up a large Irnct of farm land and oircrlnj; in small farms. The ones below and other tracts of from 127.97 acres lo 2(iO acres, all wllh buildings, aggregating n p_ proximately 1250 acres, adjoin and can l>e sold in larger tracts or as a whole. Other detached farms. Offered subject to prior sale and withdrawal from market. 60 acres on paved highway 1 mile cast of East Prairie, Mississippi County, Missouri. I 4-room house; burn. Price $9000. 127.41 acres on paved highway 2 miles cast of East Prairie. 1 -l-room house; small barn. Price $15,000. 127.96 iicres on paved highway, Ivi miles east of East Prairie. 16- room house; 1 3-room house; barn. Price $10,800. 2S2.57 acres on gravel road 9 miles southeast Sikeston, Mo. 1 5- room house; 3 'l-room houses; 2 barns. Price $20,160. For further information contact: Recce Gillool.v, Hunk Uuildinir, Charleston, Mo., K. C. Davis, Hast Prairie, Mo., H. I), b'icklin, Charleston nr Hast I'ritiric, Mo- Insulate Your Attic Will! BALSAM WOOL and FILL YOUR COAL BIN NOW! E. C.Robinson Lbr, Co. O/ /C 0 FARM LOANS 4% Present Loans Refinanced. Liberal Property Valuation. COMPARE OUR SERVICE NOBLE GILL AGENCY "Complete Insurance Service" GLENCOE BLDG. PHONE 3131 Each queen wasp produces 10 young in n season. 110,- to the third presidential term, lie draws n partial conclusion: | an cnlgnm •"['hat Roosevelt is seems to be a fairly well-founded Impression; nllhouiih II certainly contradicts the nssiinipllon of the present author, who announced u few pages back that human character as u whole, not Roosevelt's only. Is entirely simple and as easy t.j solve as the problem of two times two. So far, however, thh Of Al! Kinds. BARKSDALE MFG. CO. IHylhuville, Ark I I I I I I I I I I I II i i i i I'M SAYING i i i m m ss we si: WB ?n xi IBS JH sa so mt i All ovet th* country W!T«* and iweethmtt act collecting wutt paptt, Thfy uaduiund that our fighdaf m«« deiperauly They tt« mtklnj » weekly habit i • —- — • •' old Mwipapcri, bozM, wnp- IlffliTlffffiiTt pings. They u« not buralA|r 02 d«*troylog wuM p«p«* ~ they ttt Mndiag h to nuk* or wnp nor* tluui 700,000 *fS»r«nt ' ' ! ' war article* ui*d by our simile*. Do jw«r p«rt along with th«M patriotic womto. G«t jo\u clutx, drlt and church froup* behind thli movem«at Collect want papw-buadk it-tod turn it la " ! ' and help u. s. VICTOR WASTE PAPER CAMPAISN

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