The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 16, 1944 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, August 16, 1944
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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 1944 Links Progress With Airports r -Important To Future | , Each Community, 'Former Governor Says BATON fiOUGE, La., Aug. 1C (Ul 1 ) — Former Governor Sam H. Jones (old the Louisiana Aviation Conference In Baton Rouge yesterday (hat n community wllhoul an airport in the post-war years would be a community without progress. The airport of Ihe future will be ns important as the stage coach was in Its day, he told the group, likening Ihc situation of a town without iin airport lo thc old river towns which disappeared as railroads u f cre developed. lie cited tlic proposed construction of 3000 airports and said Louisiana was earmarked for 70. Th c project is proposed In a billion dollar bill now before Congress. Jones added: "Whether an ulrport will pay In dollars nnrt cents I don't knoV, but if you arc to hold your own you must have up-to-dnte transportation. If you are to escape thc fate ol thc old river towns that folded up when thc railroad came, you must have an airport. In brief if you are to have a chance for survival In th" new and modern world that is just ahead of us—the air-1 shrapnel hit thc oxygen bottle at port Is just as essential as the old the end of the operating table Now stage conch slop was in the frontier "•"" ' " '- •• days." He said also that the I3IA'THEVlLLE'(AUK,y COURIER NEWS War Plays No Favorites • • • ... ... Story oi an Army Nurse Who Believed Woman's Place Was At The Front BV THOMAS M. WOI.K NKA Staff Correspond*nt LONDON.-Thls Is thc story of a. Slrl who Ihought that in wartime a woman's place was not at home out In uniform. Her name was LaVcrnc Farquhar, though almost everyone at thc front Hue field hospital lo which she was attached called her "Tex" —Die Inevitable nickname for nuy one with the marked Texas drawl oMier native Abilene. "At the front" was no generalization In this case. Through one of Ihose Inevitable 'snafus, the field hospital had been set up about four miles from the enemy lines In Italy, several miles ahead of our own heavy artillery. I had dropped Into the hospilal late one night, looking for a dry bed, About dawn the next morning 1 was awakened by Tcx's bawling drawl. She was mad. Some enemy shells were dropping right In thc hospital area and Tex and the other nurses were being made to move to a rear area for safety until the hospital Itself could be moved a few miles back. She wanted to stay with her patients. "We waded ashore under fire when we landed In Italy," Tex said, so angry she forgot to be scared. "Another lime they strafed us during an operation. One piece of field of private [lying in the postwar years in It-self may make local airports necessary, R R. Adams, chief of the Aeronautics Division of the Louisiana Department of Public Works, said the purpose of the state conference was to plan for airports in the smaller municipalities. He said the first thing to do in the steps to get an airport was to it a "good live" committee should select potential airport sites and contact Hie department ami the CAA so that the site can be approved and a master plan drawn. He said (he stale already had 40 first class airports and 'thai 70 new airport,'; arc being sought. He said the state could make n o promises now about finances but added that the slate would get it.s pro rata of the billion dollars airpurt program being pushed in congress by Representative Jennings Randolph of W. Va., who is a speaker at the conference in Baton Rouge. Engineer Sends Many Souvenirs From War Zone Corp. Chester Gray, .son of Mrs. Lena Gray of Route 2, Blythevillc, lias senl Ills mother so mau v souvenirs of his two years of service hi the Southwest. Pacific th,al friends persuaded hor to" put 'tfftin on display in an uptown store window, in order that others j)ii»hl. thurc In studying them. Japanese shells, fragments of a JCfvpnrachutc, n money belt, japa- tfEle money, and 11 service pr'i- nitnts denoting his service on 11 islands in that region arc included among the iiitercsling articles Corporal Gray has sent his mother. Perhaps the most unique of all Ihc souvenirs is thc spendle from a Jap zero fighter plane, from which Mrs. Gray has had a floor lamp made for her living room. Corporal Gray was a fanner prior to entering the service about two nnd a half v cars ago. He is with thc Army engineers. <: here wet, you darn days." That, and getting well stay wet— for tired. Some- they want ns to move back just because a few shells arc falling somewhere In this camp." These, of course, were exceptional incidents, But front-line nursing was never really comfortable. At the time I visited this hospital, it was a lent camp pitched In thc middle ol a flat field which thc December Italian rains had turned into a slimy bog of mud a couple of feet deep. Nothing left on the ground in Die tent was dry Neither were the nurses, who had to wade olily ,„ n _ mf . a „ through at least one of the pools now . . ••[ wonW ,'t »n'l,n t < B r i every time they went in or out. •-••'-• " •- E ° homc lf ' "That's tlic toughest part of living .. o-""'b mvu. OUI times lev worked for two days ia a stretch without any sleep pining Ihe first two months (hat Ihls hospilal was In Italy, (|, e surgical team for which Tex was nurse (and also mother, girl friend and sister) operated on over 100 critically wounded soldiers Not one of Iheni died during an opcrnliori. Ihat was Tex's contribution lo tlic war-hcr answer to those who believe tlmt a woman's plate is In the home. Sure, Tex wanted a home and lo stay In it—one . me could,' Tex said. "YOU don't Imvc to be here long to know that, thl us during au operation." Is where you cnu do the most good." The hist time I saw Tex she was In Naples on a three-day resl-and- Icavc pass. She didn't I»IX- about her work. She showed no signs of Itvo months constantly at (he front. By thc end of the third day she was almost anxious to get back lo the front. BuL It, was not the last time I heard of lier. The other day 1 gol a letter from the head surgeon of Tcx's team, written from Aiu.Io. Tex and the surgical learn had gone Into the hcnchhrnd on n Day. "On Feb. 10," the letter read, "our nrca wilt, shelled," That must have seemed like old times to Tex. .The letter went on: "Tex" wa killed Instantly. Educational Meeting Has Closed At Conway CONWAY, Ark., Aug. 16 (UP)— A two-day statewide conference of educators anrt school administrators at the Arkansas Stale Teachers College closed Tuesday. Some 300 educators and school administrators from all over Ihe state attended. 'Ihe main talk Monday was Riven by G. C. Floyd of the State Department of Education who spoke on reduction of the number of school districts in the slate and extension of school terms OK THANKS We wish to express our deep gratitude and our heartfelt thanks to our many friends, who were so kind and thoughtful of us in our recent bereavement in the loss of our loved one, Clara Inez. Mr. anrt Mrs. II. S. Griffith Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Griffith Mr. and Mrs. Tom Flccman Miss Bertha Mac Griffith CAKD OF THANKS We, the family of Mrs. Alice Dewall take this method in expressing our thanks and appreciation to our many friends for their kindness and service shown us during Ihe Illness and death of our Mother and Grandmother. Plexe Dcwnlt, son Alice Thomas, Clay Thomas and Kathleen Parrish, grandchildren. DON EDWARDS MtlTH. CORONA. AND RWHNOTtW TXPKWIUTKKa nt H. ma rrBMrr >BUJ« <«WT TrwMwtlun Hun B* Foxhole At Base Of Tree In Normandy "I can fell you now some of the things I've been aching to loll you Ai 1 '. ". B timc "' Se 'S L Charles' E. Abbott recently wrole his narctils Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Abbott from Normandy bat Ho front. In the first, wave assault troops to hit i,ne French coast on D-dnv hcrgeant Abbott had previously been stationed lo England for several months In training for the crucial day. He is-a member of the Army Signal Corps. He described the French people as most happy over their liberation and said their favorite expression was 'American okay. France okay." The amed apple trees of Normnn- d- st 11 arc standing, but the fruit Is only the size of marbles and Tii! C » ' accortli »B to Sergeant, Abbott, who declared that he had fnn r foxllole d " B nl thc 1)nsc Df round i ,"' CCS - Ench l>! ° 1 ot ground, in place of being fenced said. Sergeant Abbott, who has been t service for the pasl year, luis"",. brother, Hen Abbott, who Is on dill} with the Navy In the Pacific wa zone. All Restaurants To Post Prices OPA Ceiling Prices Must Be Displayed After August 16 All rosltuuants have until August 8 lo put up posters of celling iflres under the new statewide tvliiuriiut price regulation which vi'nl Inlo effect July 31, It was innminccd todny by Chiilmuin 1,. 1. Aulry of the 1'rlce 1'and of the Mississippi county War Price mid "il!oiili]({ Hoard. The price posters will ciury 10 ood Hems varying according to Ihe ype nf ruling place-, ttir Inshmcd, v.siauiants .holcls, coffer simps, ind dining rooms must, llsl fruit mil vc-gctablo Juices, pastries, LirrjiJifust Hems, .soup, sandwiches, :lrlnks, sleuks .short orders, noon liuirhroii, mut evening dinner. The order llsl* (he W Hems on which .. prices must be posted, hut eating places are pcimlllcii lo .substitute Items where their menus do not coincide with Ihe OI'A llsl. The 10 bnslc Items are iirrunged to meet (he needs of reslimrahts, hotels, ciifelerla.s, night chilis, siimiwtch shops, and soda fountains. A list «[ ihose Hems and celling prices must be filed wltli (he Local War Price and liiilloiilng Hoard by each establishment no later than August 21. 'Hie urlcrs for each enllng place will be based on pi-Ices which wore charged by the establishment during (li c week of April 4-10, IfM'.l. Thc price of coffee Is set »t five cents a cup or i«>t of hot cofcc Including cronm and siigiir.,unless an applicant produces proof lo his IK>- ciil War Price and Itallontng Hoard tlmt a higher price was charged during the week ot October '1-10. 10-12. Arkansas restaurants have been oponilliifj under price ceilings set by the District. OPA Olflcc since last Tall and went under a uniform nationwide regulation July 31. The only major change made In Ihe siule by the new regulation li; the requirement. tha'L each culliiR ulac( must dLspliiv a poster .showing It.' Keeping Up With The Men In Service I'vt, William Tom Sluwurl, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bryiint .Stewart Sr., Is umlerKolui; special training at the Ahplnne Mechanics Ki'hool at the Douijlus Aircraft factory• In Umij Hcticli, Calif,, \vhero he has IKTII since July li. Ills brother, !'fe. liryaul'Hlcwart Jr., now Is In Minium!, where h>> Is wllh Ihc Kiouiid crew of Ihe Bltiter alrhmno Infuulry. Coip. John J. Anili'i-soii, whi) hns returned to duty In the United Stales under the Army's policy of rotating men on overseas duty wherever possible, has bcon iiMlgn'. «il to duty ul Hit. Infiinlry licpluiT- ucnl T'nilhlng Centi'r at Camp UimdliiK, Flu., us 11 miMiiber of Ihu wrimnii'iit stuff hunillhiK induing Hid admlnislnillve miilU'i-.s In (lie riiinlnn of Inrunlry re|ilneeim>iils Ic Is Hie con of Mr. anil Mrs James I), Anderson of Ml Lumor- :ito, lilytlu'vlllc, and served ovcr- swis In HID Asiatic anil Puclllc .healer of operations, lie was (s riiil- .uiled from tin; local lil|>li schmil 'n IDIlf) nnd wns innployed al tliu In, as In the United States, is en closed with hcdne rows, making II. „„,„ „„,,,„ (tetcnse easier for the acniians he ccllhiB prices. A stutcwlde KetitaiirniU Advisory Council was consulted by the District OPA Office before 'the list of •10 basic items for price postlni! was determined. 'Rend Courier Newn Want Adi Buying Logs Of All Kinds. BARKSDALEjiMFG. CO. Hlythcville, Ark Do You Want A Good Piano? Dear Friends and prospective niilomers: I cxjiccl lo leave Thursday of Ibis week fm- New Ynrk City to buy pianos and other musical merchandise for thc Fall and Winter delivery throughout "rny Iradc territory, If you arc interested ill securing any special sl.vlc and make of piano, 1 will llianh you to write me in New York City, and I will (ry (o select Hie style anrt make of piano fcr you, subject of course to your approval. J will have them sliipiied to I'nnigouM and put on my sales flnor, llicn notify you so Ihat you may come over (o my store in Parngoiild and look il over with no obligation on your part to liuy unless (lie piano mccls with your approval 1'Icasu address your correspondence to W. J. Beard % Itcgcnt Hotel, IJroachvay ami lOllh St., New York City, N. Y. FARM LOANS Present Loans Refinanced. Liberal Property Valuation. COMPARE OUR SERVICE NOBLE GILL AGENCY "Complete Insurance Service" GLENCOE BLDG. PHONE 3131 Voters of Thanks i County Million For Your Vote of Confidence 1 cannot find words to express our heartfelt thanks for the confidence displayed by you in reelecting me as your Sheriff and Collector for another term. I consider it an endorsement of my past record and want you to know that 1 shall continue to try to improve that record and serve you better as time permits. Remember, we are elected to serve you— and to this trust we shall renew our efforts at all times. Please feel free to call on this office at any time for service in any way. Again we want you to know how much we appreciate the splendid vote of endorsement given us Tuesday. Sheriff and Collector Mississippi County Hustle Inn prior lo entering thu 'Ct'vltx' In Iff'lfl. I'fc. Lloyd Jones, tton ot Mrs. liciiluh Jones, Is serving with the l-'lfth Army In itnly. as 11 member cf Ihc Infantry. In service for Ihc past year, Private Jonc.i lias been overseas since March 15, after having undergone training m Ciuup Wallace, Texas, nnd Camp Clalborne, I'vt, Wllllnin 11. corkrnn now Is •iliitioned lit Camp Fannin, 'I exits, a cndrwnan of Co. c, 0,'ird Haltal- loii, As n member of the cadre, his work 1,1 that O r ttelimii; to transform Ihe recent clvllliiii, now iv iktc, Into the Infantry soldier, highly trained as n replacement for a combul outfit. Ills home address Is l.uxora, and he hns been In service since December of lust year Aviation C'nilcl Harris M'. Hunt lias arrived at Corslenna Field, TC.VHS, from ihc flan Antonio Aviation Cadet Center, Sun Antonio, Toxus, us a member of class <I5-B, Me has been assigned for primary Illght training (n the 2552 AAP llasc Unit, lie is |j lt . wm ()f Ml . (1|!(t Mrs. Ne v Hunt of Illylhi'vltle. I'vl. H, J. Sccilt has been Irans- ferred from Texns, to a gunnery school In |ji s Venus, Nev. Mrs Broil, and their children aru ninkliig heir home In Illythevllle while ho l.s In service, Ira Ijimbi'il, Jr., seaman 1-e, con of Mr. mid MI.S, Lambert tit of Illylhevllle, now Is stationed ut An Onk' Leal 'cluster In llou of FAGBTHHZ1 m additional air medal ]ia$ }*eil nwiKltcl to Staff Scrgt Billy J. lUilUm of Manila, Ark,, an aerial gunner \vlth Ihe Army Air Forces in Die South Pacific, for meritorious achievement while pa'rtlclpatlrig Iri combat or transport missions from • Mfty 19 to Juno 1, 1044,- • • •• Corp. Tommy L. Spain of Leach- vlllc, returned from service outside ~ the continental United States, now w being processed through thu • Army Air Forces Redistribution - btntloli in Miami-Bench, where his next nBslgiuncnt will be determln- ' cd. Corporal Spain served' with an . AAI- aroup. tor 20 months In the Aleutian Islands. . Ouy II. nratton, soii of Mr.'and ', ''";, ' m Briutol > 0( "01 ,Vlno St., lhevlllc, rcrcndy w« 3 promoted to the uradc of corporal-at Berg- fitrom Meld, Austin, Texas, train, , h g center for the First Troop Car* I'Jcr Command. , CIreaf-Auiit »l, 16 WHAHTON, 0. (UPJ-SIxleen- ycar-old wllma Mae Benjamin of Wharlon believed sho liolds some Kind of record. Besides bchiK a erciil-Hiiiil, Wlliim Mno 1ms 32 nieces nnd nephews. RHEUMflTIC PAIN Kill MI Iftllj,,, cijr-CK itf.r n IK r>ou'L put alt getting C-2223 to re- lluvo miln of niiwculnr rheumatism' mid other rliciimallo pnltis. Caullon: Use only ,m directed. First bottle Jiurclmsa mico back If hot flatlsfled. OOc (mil Jl.CO. Today, buy C-2223 AT Thrift-Priced Back-to-School Needs! Designed for a Fashion future .90 Designed (o fluitcr your fig- lift! ;mi) hike you lliroiigh every day of a busy season. Softly detailed clusslcs with penile lucks, sliirring and clever ln'|i pockcls lo cmpfm- situ llieir slim lines. 12-20. Hrccze-so/l uiool*a rayon jcraeys nnd nov- j '(>//y IVCHVCX in ' deep Service -« ooU» v ' •

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