The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 16, 1944 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, September 16, 1944
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SATURDAY, SKPTEM.BEK 10, 19<M BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.). COURIER NEWS Luxora P/7ot f ith Original Black Cat Unit ORLEANS, Sept. IC-Hctlt. C. Davis, USNR, of Luxora, rk.. Is one of 10 pilots who were Ith the 'original ''Blnck Cat" uadron when it was first formed. lie squadron got its name from fad Hint it was the first Navy roiip tliat flew flying boats paint- cl pitch Mack, The squndron rc- urncd to the United States after s second tour of duty in the aclflc with an enviable record night spoiling for artillery and rescue and nntl-submarlnc ork. Night spoiling for artillery by 10 lumbering "Black Cat." one of ic unsung exploits of these vcr- ntlle old flying boats, consists of lovering avei' the enetuy's terri- ory and radioing Infonnation on ic location of troop c.Tncenlra- ons, gun cinplaccments and mili- ary Installations. VP-12, ns tlic original "Black als" are designated by the Navy, id its best spotting at Toroklna, n Bougainville in the Solomons, ist March, when tlic ^larving Jap- nese tried desperately to breach ur lines there. 'IVo nl VP-12'.s lanes were nicked, bill not one •as knocked down. The squadron, commanded by Commander Francis R. Drake, USN, 41 J. Avenue, Coronado, Calif., did cscue work for Ihe month of larch, also, and picked up 17 owned Navy, Army and Marine Jorps aviators iu open sea land- it gs. The "Black Cut'' did nioiitl« of ay and night search for the Jap essels trying to sneak supplies to solatcd troops on South Pacitio .lands. ' In addition to spotting for av- .llery and doing rescue and anli- work, these jack-.of-till- flying boats carried out a it raid on an enemy-held 1; in the Solomons, dropping f-pound bombs- am! then ex- ng all the ammunition in low- jstrafitig- attacks, jer missions during their suc- Je stay at Midway, auaclal- New Georgia, Emirau and tu Santo included cordinat- jtacks with FT boals on Jap s, convoy coverage and nnti- arinc training. The squadron a total of G118.3 hours from inry 1 (o July 31, an average 12 hours per pilot. ring its first tour in the ic, in late 1942 and 1943, 8 was based ai, Guadalcanal, limbered among its missions | bombing raids on Wunda, jKabili and Buka in the Sols, torpedo attacks on Japan- i-csscls, spotting for arlillery, Search and rescue missions. • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Is Union Needed? I am not well enough Informed of the labor conditions at Rlcc-Sttx in Blythcvllle to take a definite stand with cither faction, but It seems well that the dissatisfied group remember who paid for the factory building and its site. As I recall It, the list of these contributors contains many names of those same business men who have been recently accused of trying to hold down wages! Since It is obvious that their biggest return, on their ip- veslment must come from the spending ol those wages, It seems unreasonable that those who gave the money to bring the factory lo our city would also keep down wages, The amounts contributed by tlwse men were In many cases quite generous, too. , Also, an unpleasant after thought U thai nice-Stlx would apparently * EPSON IH WASHINGTON Predicts High Postwar Taxes BY I'I'/rKK EDSON Courier News Washington Correspondent Postwar three or those of federal collections more the dollar of luxes, the postwar load may well be harder lo bear In that It will be continuing load with no expectation of early relict. It will limes as large ns|noi be paid out of war-swollen lu- immcdintc prewtir comes and It will no longer have period" ivlll be needed If the word ol Roy Ulotigh, director of the Division of Tax Research in- the U. S. Treasury, means anything, fn case you never heard or Mr. (lie supiwrt of wartime patriotism, "Many writers," he says, "assume that the presence or high taxes, designed for wartime use, Is the only obstncle lo permanent lull env niough before, it may be explained' ployment In Ihe postwar period (hat lie does not carry as much weight as Secretary, O f • the. Treasury Henry Moificnthau Jr.,.)ior even Assistant Sorretaiy. Danlel^W. Hell. Mr. Bloush, however, is Die man Morgenthau and Ucll ring for when they want to know something about taxes. i. If Mr. Blmigh's predictions sound like thc ivorsl kind of bad news, there is perhaps a politer way of putting 11. Federal tax collections in The removal of Hits obstacle may lot be enough. That unemployment can occur when taxes are low. is attested by the tragedy or 1029.' NO SI'ECIAl, 1'UIVII.KOKS On other pointe, Blough merely states the Issues instead of indlcal- ng a preference, for any one policy; recognising ns he does thnt In the i-ixl H is Congress thnt will determine finally Just what postwar tax lose less than we of Dlythcvillc! l"'cwar years average :\ little betler would lose If (hey chose lo abandon 1"""' five billion dollars n year, the argument and move out. It Is, Postwar taxes three times thnt likely thnt many little cities our, would mean collections of 15 billion dollars a year, cut war taxes ore now heading for 45 billion dollars n year, nine times thc prewar level. Blough's prediction Is therefore o. two-thirds cut from present levels. This whole subject of postwar taxation seems to be hot right now, vith e vcry economic group In (he ountry backing its own, pet ulan. I'o Blough this presages "a more ntcnsc effort or different economic groups to unload the lax burden ipon each other." This Is a good joint of view to benr In mind, rm: nuitm-N MAY* GET IIEAVIKII In all this preliminary shadow joxlng, the Treasury hns not come out with any plan of ils own. But it St. I-ouis the other day. speaking before the National Tax As- ociation, Roy Blough did bring up thc subject of postwar taxes and because of his ixjsition as head of ax research, his speech may b e rc- jardcd as something ol a Treasury trial balloon. "How much can we reduce taxes lifter thc war?" Blough asked. And he answered his own question by Probably less than mast people think." Furthermore, he says thai "I'er ;ize would like to have them ready i" o move In nt the end of this war. ' The fact, admitted by both sides, thai the majority of the workers do not wish to have outside help in tnclr affairs is a good reason to be- ieve wages and conditions can m lancilcd to their satisfaction without outside help. If wages and con- lilions are as good ns they appear, .hey can not lie blnmed for being Tgalnst outside help sent at thc workers' expense. The conclusion seems lo assert itself: H outside help is not needed or wanted, then they should not let outsiders impose on them or to en- dnngcr their Jobs. If only n few nrc dissatisfied, there is a lot of cotton in our county that needs picking! Thoughtfully, H. W. Idjer Adapts, jard Orders {Mess Hall »]NA, Kansas (UP)—Since an "•supposedly "travels on its ach," and since GI's think the j has a rule for just about |thing. one soldier at the :y Hill Army Base here decid- hat the two ideas should be e result—a i-al Orders parody on Ihe 11 for Gimrd Duty: JTo take charge of all spuds gravy in sight. To watch my plate in a mili- | manner, keeping always on jlcrl for any stray steak that t come within sight, smell, or iig. To report any bread sliced too (a the mess sergeant. To report all calk for coffee distant from its position my own. To quit my (able only when i is nothing left to eat. To receive, but not pass on to next man, all meat, cabbage beans left by the KPs or table irs. I'o talk to no one, if he eats is. of fire in the mess hall, •f.a all meat left by others in \fccape. 'To call the moss sergeant Civilians Will Take Over Jobs In Mess Halls Capt. James Holmes of the Bly- thcville Army Air Field, is a busy officer these days, for his is the job of supervising all the messhalls on the field, A recent order from the War Department is giving him special concern lately. "We have been using n considerable number of enlisted men at thc officers' club and the cadet mess," snid Capt. Holmes. "Now the War Department wants us to release these men for other duties, so we arc looking for civilians to carry on Hie job of feeding our officers and cadets. We can use both men and women, either white or colored and will assign them to separate racial groups while working. Meals will be supplied while they are on the job, and wages nrc good. I shall .be glad Jo talk with everybody win is interested." Cnpt. Holmes has his office at the Officers' club on the field. Trotter Driver Of Car In Mississippi Death Bill Trotter, former Blythcville man and now production manager of WMC, was driver of a car Saturday that fatally injured n Mlssls- slpplan at Sardls Dam, Miss. Morgan M. Lentz, professional fisherman^ of Arkabulla, Miss., died Tuesday night from injuries' receiver when the car driven by Trotter rai. over ULs chest. It was reported that Mr. Lenta was lying on a sleeping bag near his tent on the shoulder of a road at Sardis Dam, when tho automobile turned ofl the road am ran over him. Mr. Trotter said thc incline of the road prevented him from seeing the sleeper. Services for Mr. Ijcntz were held Wednesday at Arkabutla. He leave his wiie, four sons, and six daughters. case not covered by instruc- | and to allow no one to steal ling In the line of food [To salute all chicken, beef!. jwrk chops, ham and eggs, veal. 'To be especially watchful at able and during the lime for g, challenge anyone who eats pic and ice cream than I do. train one aviator the U S • spends 527,500 anil the plane pilot flics after he finishes ing may be a Sffa.OOO fighter $200,000 flying boat Hass Drum Gels Wheels PITTSP1ELD, Mass. (UP) — The Eagles' band, specializing In military parade music, is smarting fron the boypower shortage. For the first time, the big bass drum wil have to be carried on bicycle wheels since there are no takers Jor the in position of drum-carrier. I Have Opened NEW OFFICES Located In Thc First National Bank Building. 104 S. Second New Phone, 2641 H. C.Campbell inclusive Kcal Estalc Dealer MLACIDE Kills JOHNSON GRASS )t. and Oct. nre considered best nlhs for poisoning. i.C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. ; BlylliBvllIe, Ark. In 1929, 1,655,847 golf balls, valued at more than $6,444,727, were manufacutred in the United Stales. policy be. To the pleaders foi specinl tax privilege, however, he !ms a special word of warning: "It Is scarcely conceivable," he says, "lhat Congress would Increase luxes on any substantial B roiin while decreasing (axes on nil other groups. 1 lilough's conclusion Is thai the postwar lux problem Is (joins lo be- more difficult, than the wartime tux problem, which Is Just what you'd expect. Divorces FACE Wheels of the divorce mills Imvo churned the pnsl weeks us as limil divorce decrees were uumled In Chancery court. General Indium- llfs led Hie grounds upon which Ihe actions were bused. Slicing upon these grounds was Hii7.el Drinpsey, who wns grnnleil a divorce from Jack Dfrnpscy, and wns awarded custody of their nliio- inonlhs-old duughter, 1'hyllls Jnc- qnplyn JJemiwcy. The delenilunl agreed to pay Mrs. Dempsoy his sovernmcnl allotment ol $50, tnul $30 (or the care of tbe child, while he wn.s In the mined service, Helen Ruth Burnett was granted ft divorce from Otho Jiuiies Hiir- nett, also upon these same grounds. Mix. Banu'ti was awarded tlu> "i'lis- lody of (heir Ihrce-moiilhs-old daughter. Joan Helen Dunictt. The Ihrpe-ycar-old son, iioy Allen Jackson, will divide his time between his mother, Audit! Jackson, and father, Hoy Jackson, nccording to i divorce decree grnnlccl his molhei Mr. Jackson will have tho child during (he Summer months, mid the mother during the school months, General Indignities wore th c grounds for the action. nilllc lien Hodge wns panted n divorce from Gilbert Hodge, Three children, Wayne, ago 5. Sylvia, ngc *, and Warren, age a, are now in the custody of the mother. Fnrthei action concerning llio children ivll be Inkcn b., the court ns It, deems proper. Grounds for the divorce wero nn ( | William C. lioss from Matlle general lmlli;hllic.W'">t, The nluo-monthV-old clitid, Klii Duane llonneU, wns awarded lo Ihe custody ol tho mother, Arlcnc lli'imclt, when she- wns cmiilod a divorce fruin Keith lleniiclt, She iiii'Kwl desertion, Ifulhle Uy. Wuldrop was grimlcd a divorce on grounds of genernl In- dlgnlllrs froiii Ixiynl Waldi'op, and was iiw:ird(>d custo<ly of their son, Hoy Leon, ane a. The Infant duuehler was awarded lo lhi> custody ol Ihe niolhcr, MWB- diilUio Clentry Swlncy, when she was KIiiutcd » divorce from Hay Swlncy, who was ordered lO'puy Mrs. Swlney 1 $M monthly allinony, mid also $25 for thc support of their 18-inoiith-uld duughler. Oen- erul hi([l|»nllle.s were lliu Brounds for tin Ocorfii! K.. Bpi'liiKcr wo\i a divorce from Jewel > Wcnrjliic Rpr'hiBci', nud wns iiwurderf cusiody of Iholr ohlld, Alni\ Vlriiluiit. 'Ihe grounds ueni'iul IndlKDllles... Monthly nllmony ,ol $:(r> iuiisV.bc paid tlio dcfendnnl, ; Helen KOViie, lliu court decided when a divorce wns ijrnnled Umls 'Kovne. Tlio in- (nnt diuighler,' Snndrn, was utvnvdrd Holding Ross. Mildred Hiilsman Kldd wns granted it divorce train WJIIlnm if. Kldd on grounds of three years separation. Olhers whose divorces were uranted on (his charge were Trudle Snider Snider; Helen Jnckson wnlers VK. Cecil Waters; llnncl Vurble Althomen vs. Amos Allhou.sen; Robert K. Hess vs I'n- *el May Hess; Willlu Evelyn Si«n(•('i- vs. liuford B. Spencer; and \V. o. Martin vs. lloiilyn Marie Mintln Among tliose granlud divorces on Krniindu of general indignities were Ihe following: Dorothy Myrlck vs. Aiyi'lck; Alice Woodorow Onsudy; John vs. 1'rlscilla E. Cnsndy Harold U. St. John; Aline Vim ^fclel vs, \Villinni Splnin Van Meier; Joy itnliKluniui King vs. William It. K\n\t\ [(inns a, Wluchcstr vs, Idn Mae. \Mlchcstcr; CL'tiis 1), Mann vs, ciiiTlc H. 'Mnnn; John O. HaiBc-U va Ileuluh Ifar- tictt; Mary Alice Jordiui vs. Clcorse Jmdnn; Karl N. Mowry vs. Mur- KUerlte Mowry; Lorciic Clurk vs. 1'iiy Clnrk; Martha Jollff Ijindon Kinest '!'. l.andon; Kiichncl la» Clcvi'lnud Sllenler vs. Udward Itab- lo the mother. Mr. Kovuc churged crt StU'Klcr; llnrbarii llaiieyvs "" " Itlelmnl llancy; Mnvjorle Comnd desertion wns Jesse'vs. John Ituss Conrail;.Oordon Mll- clii'll vs. Cleltrudc Mltchi'll. •iVriilj'-Mvrn IIHVR filed suits for desertion. Also It. lliiclu'.s In W. her divorce suit from Hughes, llolh Ihi-lr children, Hughes Jr.. anil Anna Sue Hughes, have renehed majority divorce tu chuncevy Ooiirl, They - - me T. II. Vim lllbber vs. Others wanted dlvoiws on .Van Illhbor; Cynthlii Cole Ulster t,Ti>uii(l» nf dcserllon wero I'ntil Ho-(vs. 1'Yctl l.olstrr" Cliarles I. 1 Will- scnsti'ln from I'luillne lliisnisteln, lnr c vs. Kthel Wullnci'; Olivia llock- C. CrccellLis va, Virginia R,,CreceV Hus; Jnmca S. Long Vs. Beatrice Long; James Yancey Caffey. va' Almn Genii gaffc'y -r * Wendell M. Phillips' vs. Sybil Phillips; E S.,'Tinsley' vs. Edna Tiiisley; lx>rctta Jo Brill vs ,Vf. U. Brltt; Mary Kolwyck Hale vs. Robert.. S. Hale; Myrtle Wheaton v«. n. B. Wheaion; Jnmes Vastbinder vs. Hell Dennc Vastblnder, and Andrew Panos vs. Vetrlce I'anos. liobcrt Daiw vs. Ilia. Danz; nlch- nrd Lyon Pease vs; Doris Pease; Roy n. schuhnrt, vs. Efflo Marie Schuhart; Inez Bunn vs. Charles 3f. Bunn; Allen Monroe- .Lane vs. Ann« Merle Uine; Lulher Southard vs, Lllla Vec Woods Soullmrd; Iccy lx)we vs. John Lowe; Jewel Weeks vs. W. H .Wttv*:-'- Belly Jean Sweeney vs, John P. Sweeney; UOXCOQ Hill vs. Urcnc Hill; Dolores liledsoc vs. Ruy M. Blcrisoe; P. B. Tillnmn vs. Junnltn Tlllinan and Nmllnc Rider vs. William 8. Rider. re:ii-y.M;n!o llelmcls PO!ITI,AND, , Me. (UP) - Mrs* Robert B, Peary, widow ol tlic North Pole explorer, has lived to sen Arctic licliticts slio used to knit for her husband become standard equipment lor Navy aviators. Her bombardier grandson gets llio orlg- Imil Peary-made product direct from her, vs. Clarence Hockcll; Lloyd en. Inillnns or the United Sidles had more than 30,000 different medicines, nil ol which had to be eal- CIIEYENNE. Wyo. (UP)—Handlers south of Ja v Em have named a perfectly healthy coll foaled by H mule. "Hipley," because of thc phenomenal birth. It was noted that only a very few such cases .were on record, and that this was one of the first in Wyoming. Fast Work (Official Canadian-NBA photo) When Allies liberated Elbeuf, France, they found this tot wearing evidence thai her mother did some (ast and fancy knitting and purling under the very eyes of Ihe Nazis. She produced red. white and blue dress with apron bearing American, British, and French flags for the child, and popped tlic victory ensemble on her when thc Germans (led. COURI ER NEWS CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENTS .GET THE 40,000,000 Disease-carrying insects - mosquitoes, fleas, lice, ticks—hnvc killed or disabled more American fighting men than many n hnrd- fought battle. Buttoday, men in the tropical thcalers especially are better protected against these killers than ever before-tlianks to amazing new discoveries like DDT. Spray DDT on n screen —and a fly that walks on that screen three months later dies. Or take "Aerosol"—a new way of releasing pyrcthrum in a gas. One small drop of pyrethrum, when released by means of on aerosol, will kill every "skeetcr" in a room 12x12x7 in one minute! Now the DDT nnd aerosols nre some of lho thousand and one things-in addition to lho obvious items like guns, tanks, planes, and ships-Hint arc needed to fight the world's biggest and toughest wnr, ond which make this war so lorrifically expensive. They're going lo spend part of your War Bond money this year for DDT—and other insect killers-some $40,000,000. That money will save American lives and help shorlen the war. It would be a darn good investment oven if we never got a cent of it back. But we will get it back — and get moro money wilh it. Under those circumstances, War Bonds hnve a mighty strong claim on every dollar you don't have to spend for actual necessities. Maybe you could find enough of those dollars to buy an extra Bond— today. War Bonds-to have and to hold ...")• •'•.''•• V, ' This space is a contribution to America's all-out war effort by Arkansas Grocer C*. L. K. Ashcraft Co, Joe Atkins Machine Shop L. H. Autry, Burdette A. S. Barboro & Co. Barksdale Mff. Co. Blytheyillc Water C«. The Crafton Co. Delta Implement!, Inc. Loy Eich Chevrolet Ct. Gay & Billings, Inc. Guard's Jewelry & Optical Store Halter's Quality Shoe Shop Happy Hour Grocery & Mkt. Hardawty Appliance Ct. Herrick's Jewelry Hubbard Furniture Ca. "ni.hard Harfrlrf C*. Huddleston ft Ct. r. 7 Jiedel's Langston-Wroten Co. Charles S. Lemoni Planters Hardware Co., Inc. The New York St«e Pat O'Bryant Palace Cafe J. C. Penney C*. : Phillips Motor Co. ,;/ ' v Robinson Drug Co. • ;i < I. Rosenthal, Inc. Tom W. Jackua Rustic Inn A. G, Shibley WholetaU Grocers C, G. Smith ' , | Floyd A. White "'" O Zeflner'i Slipper Shop ' " nnnn. IB u.i JJBU

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