The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 19, 1944 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, August 19, 1944
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SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 1044 Community Canning Kitchen \ Helps Housewives Fill Pantry DLYTIIEVILLE (A^K.), 'COtJRUSU' NEWS' 'I Row after row of cans filled with | tlie products of Mississippi County Victory gardens, orchards, and curl) Kets, line the cupboards of r' f s throughout the county, ns .. Sighted housewives, taking tul- vantage of the Blythcvllle Community Canning Kitchen, have swelled their store of canned foods, and abolished worries about nest winter's meal planning when commercially canned foods are likely to he [ at a minimum. Since thc opening of the kitchen June 20, 5,000 cans of food have been processed. "Evidence of the success of thc project is the countless women from over thc county, Including wives of I the Blythcvllle Army Air Field personnel, who flock to the kitchen to save time and effort m the assem- I bly line method of canning," Mrs. I Freeman Robinson, Instructor, said. To Mrs. Robinson, who is Home Economics teacher at thc local high [ school, and Mr. Robinson, Smith- Hughes Instructor who is serving as supervisor of the project, go much ot the credit for the success of the kitchen. Both completed a special course at Louisiana State University lo prepare themselves (o better carry out the demands of the kitchen project. "When a housewife realizes that she can prepare ami can a bushel of peaches at thc kitchen in about four hours, she is nol likely to want to stay at home to take on the task, which will take her thc greater part of a clay," Mrs. Robinson pointed out. Besides the numerous housewives, two schools which have hot lunch programs will benefit naxl winter from the project, Seventy-five bushels of English IKKS have been canned for Sudbury Elementary School, 15 bushels for Armorel school. An average of 350 cans are An- fahed hi a day. Just about everything available, including^ peaches, lima beans, peas, tomatoes, and soup mixtures have been canned. Several housewives plan to can pears next week. The kitchen Is opened two days a week, Wednesdays and Thursdays. On Mondays it has been donated to the Negroes so that they may can the choice fruits and vegetables that arc available in the Summer months. So great Is the popularity of the kitchen that many canners must call Mr. and Mrs. Robinson to make appointments for the kitchen to avoid overcrowding. I Among the enthusiastic canners Is Mrs. Cody Eaton, who has processed 300 cans, the record number for an individual caimcr. "This Idea Is wonderful." she said. "It has saved me lime, besides making my canning so much more pleasant." And a glance around the large, cool kitchen reveals that the canners are enjoying their work. The companionship while one works, together with the freedom from worry while the food is processed in the giant pressure cooker, makes the task a much more pleasant one. Already engrossed in plans for next summer's kitchen, Mr. and Mrs. Robinson hope that the kitchen may be opened more than two days a week, since the kitchen has proved so popular with residents of the community and county. Crump Predicts Dewey's Defeat Memphis Political Boss Says Roosevelt 'Certain Winner' MEMPHIS, Aug. 10 (U.P.)— Ed Crump. Shelby Coumy political carter, hns predicted that Gover- lor Dcwey will be defeated In Ihc Nov. 1 Presidential Election, The reason, Crump says, lies In the fact that Mr. Roosevelt Is trained and experienced, and Is playing n Wg >art In winning the wnv. Says crump: "We me planning for a good head-on fight. Memphis and Shelby county will go strong for Roosevelt, When the two men are plnccd clearly before the people there can be bu^ one decision. Roosevelt Is 1 1 allied and, expcilcnc- an u even mo» ed, and Is playing a big part In! tallied therein. Luxora Airman Completes 50th Cgmbat Mission ,-TTcch. Sergt. Jesse J. Lowerins, ton of Mrs. Gertrude Lowerins of Luxora, recently flew hjs 50th combat mission over Europe. As radioman-gunner of ji B-24 Liberator heavy bomber, he has flown on the attacks 'of key Nazi targets extending from western France through thc Balkans and including such hot spots as thc | .harbor installations at Toulon, Prance, aircraft, factories and airfields near Vienna, Austria, and the oil rcfinerjes and storage facilities around Ploesti, Romania. An attack on a dryiloek at Toulon remains strongest in his memory. ''Flak was the have ever seen thick-eat that I said Lowerins. six minutes the metal flew by us and pretty well sieved the wings and wtifst. One chunk of flak .smashed my gun belt and on out the other sjde. Two men were wounded but we made it back to the base. "An aircraft factory al.Wiener.- Neustadt, ^Austria, was rough too, although they hadn't as much flak. The co-pilot's centrals were shot SPV era! nmmiK in tii away, two engines were out, we had ,,'TI ™i w" v Ls it trouble wilh the landing gear and still left up gas rnn so low that we made an I would suggest that the victorious rtfcttrgency landing. Out of that | candidates be taxed one penny for IP our crew won five Purple each majority vote and this fund *„** o,,,i „ n^.i.™.,.,.-. „,_.,__ bc paid [0 have thesc llns | ghtlj , placards removed. Lets get these unsightly cards down some way. ' "CITIZEN" LETTERS TQ THE EDITOR Editor Courier News; Several yenrs ago I heard of Ely thevillc and thought it was a good HIGHLIGHTS FROM LATEST BOOKS Book of Sports Yarns Runs From Baseball To Yachting One ot thc best collccllons of sports stories to tie you lo your Pipe and armchair In moons is "The Spoilsman's Anthology," a collection of some of thc gems of the entire field of spurts c'dlled by Robert K Kcllcy (Howell, Soskln: $3.50). Horse racing is predominant in the book, with a glittering fictional account of how an Irish gypsy queen's horse won the famous Derby at Epsom Downs, written by Donn Byrne; two yarns by E. ; O. Soinerville and Mnrtln Ross, "Trinket's Colt," and "Llshccn Races." But there Is football, fishing, hunting, polo, skiing, yachting, an,i even mountain cllmblmt con- boat, n big barracuda shot inlo thc air with Die klngdsh crosswise In his Jaws. As thc 'cuda came down, a huge shark showed on the surface, snatched biuvacmla, klngflsh and nil, and left In n hurry, hiking nil Hie Hue on the angler's reel with lilni. Just n reminder that fall Is In the olflng Ls Barrv -Wood's 'story, Behind the Footlights." jt d 0 . scribes, whiit goes on In Ihe mind and heart of the average foolbiil! pliiyi'r before, during i HIM after a big giiiuc. One of the riiosl loudilng stories In the book Is Wash Buckingham's , winning th c wnr. Msm v will come ^ Hint full realization 'before Nov. "The crowd tn the ball park never yells to take out thc pitcher when he is winning," Crump declared. I Thc Tenncsseeim said H would ---- - t .. ,..,_, lv _, i. uuvil, \YlllMClll IV II olfl-Ilmo outdoorsmnn sends lo his The late Znnc Gray gives you a grandson his worn rucksack, Imnl- sivcll ynrn about a Iton dog, "Don," Ing knives, mid other kit and In and there Is one of those Inimitable the letter to thc youngster, brings King Lardner's yarns on baseball, back ;ili ihe old memories that (lie "Horseshoes." outfit recalls, from hunting elk to Van Cmnueii Heilncr's fishing catching salmon. piece is a pip, telling talcs of fish'•- ,;> „, i, Umc'cls'e- for yellow tail, l-II-'K <>l> ,V h'ltKllDMAN and oilier ocean where to betler advantage." Lumber Dealer Accused By OPA Of Hiking Price MEMPHIS, Aug. 10 (tJ.P.)— The Office of Price Administration In Memphis has filed suit in Federal Court charging Henry W. Darby, of Memphis, with fraudulently increasing lumber prices In transit from mill to retailer. Tlie OPA Is seeking $12,500 judgment and an injunction against Darby's company, the Darby Lumber Comptiny. The OPA charges that us wholesale firm, has town. I felt that way so strongly •"«"•-.«**». n,,n, uiu ctmifKiny lias that a little belter than two years »° occasion to measure or grade ago I decided to make it my home, i lumber. The federal agency fur- When, alter moving here I walk- Ihcr charges that tlie company ed with members of my family bills shipment direct from mills down Main street I thought il was to its customers without inspcc- as pretty a street for a small city lion or measurement, but, by as I ever saw. Last Sunday I took changing amounts on Invoices i'l a trip over the same street and I has created a fraudulent clilfer- will have lo admit that it was one ence. of the best streets that advertised ihe also-ran candidates of thc last election that I ever saw. Those folks die! all they could its tnlc of how one of his friends looked a iD-pinnul kingfish and, A jierloil of Ainrrlciiii history which ih e historical novelist Inc: oltpn hns iifcleole,! j_, brought. |, light by Howard ftisl In his latest Sloan & PiMirco: $2.75). Thc wcll- twiwn author of•' "Cltiwn Tom I'nliii!"'hits set ugalnst-thc colorful jackgroinid ot the Hccoiistiucllou >crlotl n deeply moving story built «round Ihe lives of n group ot freed Negro slaves oh. n South Cnrollim plimlutton. Hi his usual vivid style, Ihc nu- Ilior prpscnls Ihe (nlo ot Gideon Jackson, a freed slave who returns lo his home and family on (lie Cm-well plnnlnllon after serving with the Ynnkce Army. Soon after his return, Oldeon Is elccled to serve us dctcgnle (o the South Cnrollim convention to form the stale constitution, "Freedom Ilond" Is primarily HID story of Ihc evolution ol or Oldeon Jackson—from nu minute, unpolished newly freed slave to that of a well-read, Illicitly respect PAGETHM1 FKKK I.OVK The subtitle of "wives of High pas lure," by .Worth Tuttle lledilcii (Uoublcdny, Dornn: $3,15), bcarn quoting, (or It descflbcs the book "\ he Story of a Strnngc Ex- iH With Human Lives." Thc experiment h Clirl.stlaii Cdnimim- Ism, In which'love Is free, dcdlcnl- o<l .lo Iho prodticllon of a superior strain through planned eugenics. The Englishman Mark Winstnn- tv Is on a walking lour of New York Ktntc 'during the mld-nlnctccnth cimlury. He loses his way In a snow -storm, nncl sliijiiblcs on High Pasture, a great house In.tho Catskills. H turns out to bo no country squire's home, but houses nn assortment of young men and women, who live wllh the practice thc John -" » n*"j n-•>!/<! v,i- i |riuvhU|»iiy Qi joim Uluin pvcscnlnllve In Ihe Congress .spiritual and temporal lender. """"" c1 "'"' Curiosity bids Winslanley their In- iin,i i»i.Vi ,11 .i "',"-> "««>"« ™«i in ins HUCSI winch miiKcs he had him almost to Ihc' novel, "Freedom Hand" (l)iiell mid (ouchlng. of the United States. More tliiin Ilia story of Hie life of ono man, this booK rcvenls the inilfully-lcnrncd !«;son of (he Southern Negro-UnU legal freedom rtlri not mean economic, and political freedom. Gideon Jackson nml Ills friends bought (heir own ' faml, built llitlv own crop.'i— only to linvo the results of inch hard-won inbors wined out by'lhcj Ku Kill* Klan uml similar groups. ', . Mr. [list's lalb Is semi-fiction — lite life of Oldeon Jackson being a coinbhiHllan of the lives of many Negro slntcsmen of thc Rcconstruc- linit period; Carwcll .being a composite of nmiiy Mich conununltlo.s throughout (he South, u Ls (his fuel , which makes the story so credible •*»-!. .w...ij u>\ii] ii jkkjtnkAiuy lu " mi* tjtiuit: jiiiiyuci OH Int HOOF slay on, but his role ns an interest- i with models. I've played It to' the ed bystander becomes severely coin- > ulnnllon of pants and temper, but .linn In Fletcher Pratt's book W tliat name (Harpers: IZ.75)/ " • Pratl/s book Is technical, ' yet easy for you and I to understand. U is Interesting, in that It gives you a bloody, accurate, account' ot he planning that goes before. a battle, (he horror that our boys"ex- iwlence during It, and the satisfaction they have otter winning It. the Navy, of course, has played moic of n major part In the ,Ori- Q » n 1Cil ,n'' '" nn il httS in l he South Pacific. But If you think he Is unschooled In this branch of •op- " 1 . 10 " 5 ' Tom Joluison, .' o, NBA Service military expert, has to say about him: , "Pratt Is oiie. of two writers 'who have produced good bocks on 'the Navy In this' war. He started being up I ... ° ' b«-*n"B uu Jirtj^ K short history of the Nsvy and then to » wnr game plnycd on the floor pllcnicd when he discovers thai he Is tn-lovc with 10-ycnr-old Pltyilm, who hiis not yet iiltnhicd the rank of "wlfo" In the community. Pll- grlin finds herself In oven more of an emotional snarl, lorn as she Is lictwcon loyc for Mark and loyalty to John nanii. There seems no solution to thc problem until young John Dann, son of thc. founder, arrives at [((ah I'nsUire, and .•ilmlKlil- cns mutters out In a surprising i , , ,-••>,.., uuu iviuuvi. admirals .seem to like- It..:He's a busy little bee, most prolific, mostly on war, «nd good reading.' On the Navy he knows his onions." Reading his book will convince OllU NAVV "The Nnvy's Wnr." Seldom hns you Arkansas an Ally? Remember the . there been given such graphic accounts of the purt Ihe.Yiinkco'wa- have plnycd In tills wnr TOUT rULKY, Knii: <UP)-Thc school teacher's lament that' there is one In every class applies oven to orientation lectures nt the Cavalry Replacement Training Center here. Mtci -a cllscusslon of Americas Allies and their status In the war recently, a small voice from n- far corner of the •uniiex doyroom vnrasked: "What about Arkansas?" i IIXAJU iumo vim mi nicy uuuiu do they felt qualified for the office they asked lor but the people did not think so, and now every tourist that travels our stale and National Highways sees all through the main thoroughfares of our city the placards of the also-rans. Tlie Utility companies certainly would not object to their removal, the candidates themselves have no gain in their remaining, the waste paper could be very efficiently and Is most-urgently weeded-by—-our- government, the tacks" would add several pounds to the scra Hearts and a Distinguished Plying Cross." A 1939 graduate of Luxora high EChool, Sergeant Lowerins was employed by tlie Lee Wjls'on Company In Osceola when he joined • the Army Air Forces- in 1942. After, attending radio school in Chicago, he . learned gunnery at Tyn<tall Field, Fla., receiving his wings in April, 1943. 'He flew overseas in April, 1944. County Fair Revived CLINTON, Okla. (UP)— The Cus- tcr county fair board recently began preparations for the Oklahoma community's 1S« county agrtcul- r . .., -„.,. tural exposition, which was revived He now_ wears the Air Medal with i wllen lnc county commissioners ai- ..._ n -,.-*.-, ...... * lotted $3,000 for expenses and pre- four Oak Leaf Clusters. .New Liberty News . Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Ay cock and family spent Sunday with their daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Aycock at Parma, Mo. Miss Emma Aycock and her niece, Linda, returned home with them after a visit of two weeks. Mrs. W. H. Hanna of Amory, Miss., is visiting Mrs. J. F. Epperson nnd other relatives. V\lr. and Mrs. John L. Brothers aBf.-iounce the birth of a daughter. MVS. Brothers is the former Miss Rcva Dale Lloyd. Tech. Sergt. and Mrs. Elmer E Holmes of Camp Phillips, Kans., Pfc George Holmes of Roswell. N. M. and Corp. Samuel S. Holmes of Camp Phillips, Kans., have returned to their stations after visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. s. Holmes and family. Mr, and Mrs. D. Barrett and son. Harley, Mrs. Raymond Downing and daughter, T>omia Hay, spent Wednesday In Risco, Mo., with Mr and Mrs. Jack Love. Mrs. C. S. Holmes of Columbus Miss., has been a guest of Mr. and Mrs. B. S. Holmes. Mr. and Mrs. P. B. Jnrratt spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs J w Walters at Lone Oak. They went especially to be with Sergt. Horace Walters, who is home on furlough titter service overseas, Girl Scouts At Copter Hold Election Tuesday COOTER, Mo., Aug. 19.—Melba Cyawford was elected scribe for the GW Scouts of Troop No. 1, and JBHC Cooper secretary-treasurer for thc group at an election of officers held Tuesday night. Following the business meeting members were entertained with refreshments at the drug store when their leader, Miss Lonell Jordan, was hosless. Plans were made for a hike Monday afternoon when many of the gtrls hope to pass some of their first and second class tests. Later in the evening the Troop was joined by members of James L. Cassidy's Boy Scout Troop, • and the entire group attended church services together. According to annual per capita consumption of soap, Japan ts the dirtiest of all major nations. , miums. The county fair Adkins Offers To Help Prepare State Budget LITTLE ROCK, Aug. IfKU.P.) — Governor Homer M. Adkins hiu volunteered (o assist Ben Lancy the Democratic nominee lor governor of Arkansas, in preparing thc 1945-19'H biennial slate budget. Adkins, following a conference with Lancy, says he offered hi. services, as well as those of al state agencies, in preparing tin budget. -'Explaining his purpose In offer ing to help Laney, the govcrno' said: "I want to see the budgetar control act, .which I sponsored twi years ago, function to the fulles extent because I think it will be .U....U.. i ...„ ^ U uiivj mil rutid i;iiii- IOW 111 F t celled last year because of wartime I approval problems. It has been tentatively ' ' set for Sept. 18 to 21. - of untold benefit lo the stale, th incoming governor and the legislature." The Budgetary Control law requires .thai, each state department or agency flic a budget request wltl the state comptroller by October 1 each year, before tlie legislature meets. The comptroller then prepares the budget report, which includes his recommendations for a state fiscal policy during the next biennium. The budget requests wil then be submitted to the governor or governor-elect immediately following the November election for uouner nem wazit 45-Minute Course Qualifies Correspondent As Paratrooper WITH THE PARATROOPERS IN machine. But the sensation of mo- FRANCE, Aug. 19. (UP)—United Press War Correspondent Roberi Vermillion dropped Into southern France with the first wave of paratroopers. But unlike his young, battle-tested companions, he was making his first jump. His paralroop training course had taken just 45 minutes. A' captain from Salt Lake Cilj took htm to a supply shed, pointer to an object, and said "there Is n parachute." Then he walked over to a plane and showed Vermtlllon how lo jump. The lecture was closed by the captain's remark, "Oh, you won'I have to bother about anything. The guy behind you will kick you out." Bowed down wilh 50 pounds of equipment Vermillion sat In a blacked-out plane. He watched the clouds speed past the open door, and quivered with tension and excitement. Tlie correspondent was scheduled as the second man to jump—right behind the battalion commander. As Ihc green light jump signal flashed, the commander jerked through the opening. Frantically, Vermillion leaped aflcr him, forgetting every nstruction he had memorized. Tlie iropeller blast swept him beneath the plane's tall, then he felt the agonizing shock of the parachute opening. Green, red and yellow lights flashed like the high score of a pinball tion had ceased, and he felt he wn.< dangling~in midair. Then he heard a booy crashing Into a bush, with his feet together, knees slightly bent, he torj through the branches of a stubby pine and hit a rocky slope rolling and slipping wilh a noise that echoed through the hills. Brief whistles and soft password; were called back and •forth. Then, at dawn, thc battalion assembled before their colonel wilh collected bundles; of equipment. No Germans molested their march toward their objective. Paratroopers steadily joined the procession, some limping from jump injuries. A Frenchman, walking across a field with his rabbit traps, stopped to say that two Americans hart dropped in his front yard. He eagerly olTcred rest and wine, but the colonel refused, saying: "We're looking for krauts." Thc men of the battalion mni-clicd on until they saw unfolded before them one of the great spectacles of the war. For nearly two hours they stood in awe watching a great fleet of transport planes and gliders drop troops into a sunlit valley. A sergeant turned to Corresixm- denl Vermillion and swallowed to get the lump out of his throat. "To look at a thing like that," he said huskily, "why, it makes me want to sing the Star Spangled Banner." Remember those grim days during the Great Depression 1 when men who couldn't find work stood on street corners selling apples? Many of those apple peddlers had been prosperous ... had had good jobs. They'd been making extra money... just as you are today. But the trouble was, they thought things would always be like that. Are you making that mistake today? Or are you saving your extra money so that no matter what happens after the war you will have some money you can get your hands on? The best way to make sure that you will nevei be a street-corner peddlei* is" to put your extra money into War Bonds. War Bonds are the best investment in the world. Every $3 you put into them today will pay you back $4 ten years from now. And. of all..., you, can never be broke while you've got a sheaf of War Bonds in your pocketl ! So buy War Bonds.. .and more War Bonds. And hang on to them! MR BONDS to Have and to Hold $This space is a contribution to America's all-out war effort by GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing and Tire Repair WADE GOAL CO. N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES phone 2291 Arkansas Grocer Co. L. K. Ashcrait Co. Joe Atkins Machine Shop L. H. Autry, Burdette A. S. Barboro & Co. Barksdale Mfg. Co. Blytheville Water Co. The Crafton Co. Delta Implements, lac. Loy Eich Chevrolet C«. Gay & Billing*, Inc. Guard's Jewelry & Optical Store Halter's Quality Shoe Shop Happy Hour Grocery & Mkt. Hardaway Appliance Ct. Herrick'j Jewelry Hubhard Farnitnre Ci. 'iubbard Htrdwtti Ct'. Huddleston ft C«. *"'*""'' Jiedefs LaJigston-Wrotea Co. Charles S. Lemozu ~* Planters Hardware Co., Inc. The New York Store Pat O'Bryimt PsIaceC«f« J. C. Penney C«. " " Phillips Motor Co. J. j. Robinson Druf Co. I. Rosenthal, Inc. :' • Tom W. Jacks** *"• Rustic Inn •'" ' ' A. G, Shibley Wholesale Grtcen C. G. Smith Floyd A. White Zellner s Slipper Shop , i' r ! niKiiniKr

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