The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 19, 1944 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 19, 1944
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1944 BLYTHEVILLE (AKK.) COURIER NEWS Belgian Boy, 11, Thwarts Nazis Prevents Explosion er Bridge Where British Would Cross ANTWERP, Belgium, Sept. 19 (UP) — Holl up Horallo at the bridge nnd the Dutch boy who plugged tlic dyke with his thumb, and you have the 11-year-old Belgian boy who has become the hero or his country. The identity of tills little Bel- elun hero can't be revealed bccnnsc the Germans might retaliate ngiilns his family, but lie combined the fighting spirit of Horatio with the soltary courage of the Dutch boy nnd he saved a vital bridge thn the British needed to cintinue thcli advance of liberation through Bel glum. It was along the Rupcl vlvcr near the town of Boom. The Ger mans haa blown up all the bridge excel this one. And they wcr preparing to blow itup. The liltli toy watched the Nazis set their ex plosive charges from a clump o bushes nearby. He was all alone. He must havi felt the forlornencss of the littli Dutch boy who wailed endless hour nil atone for someone to come whlli his thninl) in the dyke grew muni with cold. But lie .also felt th valiant coinage (hat made Horati hold the bridge against iijsunnount uble odds. , Aii ( i the little Belgian boy kne 1 that one !nst bridge over the Rujie river had to be saved or the Brit ish would be held up. When the Germans finished set ting their explosive charges, th little Belgian boy crept from hi hiding • place and slid down Hi embankment under the bridge. Wit .swift strokes of Ins knife, lie cu Hie wires leading to the dynamit § gcs. •'•dirt it, even though, as 1 Inter, he was frightened tlia (he German demolition squad won] discover him, and take him back t Germany with them. After cutting the wires, he ra back to a village where lie told his Last Ditch Defense Work Chinese coolies, working desperately against lime, dig defense iLcnch near KwciHn, major Allied air base in China, in cITort to forestall rapid Jap advance. Loss of Kwcllin airfields would curtail bombing of enemy shipping to the extent of greatly prolong- .iili! the war against Japan, and might even rank as major upsel. oity-lhvce per cent since llnvc the workers of lUcc-Slix received nny incri'nsp.s? 'The plunt ;till pays Hie minimum wage set by the Gov't. which is forty cents an hour. Is Mils fair to the'work- is, or do the people of lilythcvlllc wish to keep the wages of Ihe In- liiB class of people Jutt as low as possible? According to the St. Louis press, (he Rlce-Stlx plant in si. I/mis lias been sued for $16,000 for sell- Ing over (he celling price set by the O. I'. A, If (hoy will not be fair lo our own Gov'l will Ihey bo lull 1 to Iheir employees? MILK HAGY National Rep. Amalgamated clothing Workers of America. , PAGE (FIVE A . :"• Massacre Of Trapped Germans 'Like Scene From Hollywood' Like a baltlcgroimd scene from Hollywood, German trooiis poured over a ridge of freshly plowed soil on the Belgian frontier desperately trying to break through an Allied trap cutting their escape route command post. Maj. to Germany. From this brother member of the underground. The brother went out to Francis W. Adams, formerly of Bly- thcvillc, directed his entrenched infantry battalion as the macbln\ gunners in Ihe front line opened up. "You could hardly see for the smoke from burnij; gasoline and oil," Major Adams was quoted as saying In a recent story by John Thompson for the Chicago Tribune meet the British patrols who were! Press Service. "But- through the approaching the river. jliazc I finally saw the Jerries com•Ilic Germans didn't have time "nig. This time it was just like to find out why their dynamite Hollywood. Must, have been a bat- failed to go off. The Tommies crossed the bridge and pursued the retreating Nazis. And Ihe little Belgian boy, the one pretty F.F.I, girl, who, however, carried her German miuiscr and .machine pistol in a businesslike fashion. "There were soldier's in these columns of every description and from every type of mill, marines and sailors, tough SS. (elite guards) and paratroopers, youngsters who looked hardly old enough to hold a rifle, and old men. "One officer who had fought In Russia, said after yesterday's combined aerial and ground slaughter that it was worse than anything Russia had produced. It h:is been only today that the full nature of the German debacle Is appearing. Yesterday every ' one w«s having his own private fight and it was talion of them' "As they poured over thai ridge our machine gunners opened up and the Germans went down. Our impossible to bring tur c into focus." the whole pic- NOTICE or FIUNO OF I'ltOHATi; ACCOUNTS Notice is hereby .given that the following accounts current have been flleil in the Probate Division of the CliKiicery Court for (he Chlcknsaw- ba District of Mississippi County, Arkansas, lo-wit: No. 1280. Carey Woodburn Phec- ney, guardian of Virginia Ixiulse King Pitman, a minor, has filed her final account current. No. 1513. A. M. Hilton nnd Ell/n- Ix'th Snyder. administrators of tlia estate of Mrs. Jewell Snyclcr,' deceased, have Illcd their 'first and linul account current. No. 15-19. Maude M. Smolhcnuon, administratrix of Hie slate of John II. Sinothermon, deceased, has IHcil her first and final account current, , No. 1550. Geneva Harawny, ad- ministratrix of the estate of Lindsay \V, llarnway, deceased, has filed her first account current. No. 1013. . J. W. Gordon, guardian of Harry Isbmncl Gordon, has Illcd his final report, No. 1447. Upton B. Hooker, administrator of the eslntc'bf J. O. Booker .deceased, has filed his final settlement. No. in-1. Kstatc of Alda Cockrum —Final report of Ivy W. Crawford, Guardian. .; '•;' All persons Interested In'tiie settlement of any of the above mentioned estates are hereby warned lo come, forward and nic cxccptip'iiji to said account!! listed above lf i; any Ihey liavc on or licfoi-c the cecbnd d;-.y of tile next term of this.court, which will be convened on (he 2511) day of September, 19-14, or they-w he forever haired from excepting to any of such accounts current or any part thereof. V • Witness my band and the split of said court Ihis 18th day of Seplcm- Major Adams Is the son of Mrs Uive B. Adiuns. modern Homer, the 1944 Dutch boy niorlars and artillery were drop- at the dyke, had saved tile bridge ping just behind the mand the same and helped to liberate his home- time our battle planes were swoop- laud. •Baspball Standings SOUTIIEKN LEAGUE (Playoff) Memphis Nashville Detroit ins dow nto strafe them in the open field." Major Adams' battalion was part of the American force which moved into the Mons, Belgium, area faster than the Germans believed W. L. Pet. passible cutting enemy escape gap 3 2 .600 between Mons 'and Maubeugc, 2 3 .400 France and resulting in a mnssa- • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR bei, 1944 T. W. POTTER, Clerk of Hie Probalc Division of tin Chancery Court for.the Chlckasawba District of Mississippi County, Arkansas. By ElUnljclh Blythc Deputy. ^JLEAQUE ( ,_ ,jcie,.m which, hundreds of, Germans '~' : •' W.^Ij! 'Pet. were" kiiled* other hundreds 'wo'uiid- ~ 78 .557 St. Louis ..... .'..'.... 78 New York ............ 76 Boslon ....... .-.'. ...... 74 t idelphia .......... G7 riand ............ CO ^inungo .'...' .......... 64 Washington .......... CO .553 .543 ed and the capture of three Gcr- man generals with their staff officers and between 8000 and 10,000 ' 62 63 64 GO .520 Nazis taken prisoner. , 75 .472] "But before they surrendered ' these Germans foughV the story NATIONAL St. Louis Pittsburgh 82 Cincinnati 79 Chicago GG New York "63 Boston 58 Philadelphia 57 Brooklyn 58 LEAGUE W. L. 90 45 58 GO 73 77 82 81 83 .454 .426 Pet. .681 .586 .558 .475 .450 .414 .413 .411 Yesterday s Results SOUTHERN LEAGUE (Playoff) Nashville 3, Memphis 2. AMERICAN LEAGUE Open dale. (Only game scheduled). 1 oday's Games "SOUTHERN LEAGUE (Playoff) Nashville at Memphis. AMERICAN LEAGUE New York at Dclroit. Philadelphia at Chicago, night. ^/shinglon at St. Louis, night. i.<ton at Cleveland, night. NATIONAL LEAGUE Cincinnati at Philadelphia, twilight and night. Pittsburgh at Brooklyn. (Only games scheduled). A soldier requires 40 times much wool as a civilian, and takes 2G sheep to provide that woo for one year. by Thompson said. "They attacked omctinics in waves and were mow- d down in waves. That sounds like novie talk. But it's true. Prob- ibly nothing like it has been seen iuce the last war when men charg- 'd by battalions and went down by Battalions." Major Adams' executive officer, vlaj. Jack Rippcrt of New York 2ity, said that soon after this massacre a German lieutenant came n under a white flag to arrange surrender terms. "In 24 hours this one American battalion alone captured 2400 Germans," Thompson wrote. "Other jatlalions had been doing the same of yeoman work, bringing the :olal back to prisoner of war cages well over 50CO. this morning. In addition an armored force has coTTnl- over 3000 prisoners and thc> are still coming In.' "While officers rode back in command cars or jeeps, their mcr marched along the road in strange looking columns. Once one column had at its tail a bleary-eyed, drunken German, staggering along and trying to keep up with the column. No one paid any attention. "A small group of five was brough In by an old Frenchman armed with nothing but a milk can. An other column of 700 had a lieu tenant and three soldiers in front with six members of the French Forces of the Interior helping ou along the line. Still another wa under guard nt the rear by onl> THERE'S NOTHIMG LIKE A DR. PEPPCR AFTER A HARD DAY OF THIA/KIN6 ABOUT (SOING TO r TOT 'car Editor; I would like to reply to a letter r y Mr. M. li Nichols printed In j le Sept. 15th edition. •] I would like lo.point out that we' re aware of the fact that the | eople of Blylheville contributed' ic money lo bring the Rice-Stix lant to your city. But Mr. Nichols, ou evidently lose sight of the ict that some of these same peo- i le are working there at Ihis lime,'" nd some of these same people lat contributed to this fund are ie ones that are trying to estab- sh a union in his plant. So we 'ill agree wih you, Mr. Nichols, lat these people working there are rie ones that should say whether iiey wish to work under the con- Itions they now work under or. vhether they would prefer working inder a union contract. Because you, Mr. Nichols, do not lave to'work under these condi- ions, why should you try lo ob- truct other people from trying lo ibtain a fair living wage? So they vould be able lo oblain Ihe ncces- ,ities of life. You say Ihe people at this plant ire making more money than they. ;ver made in tnelr lives. Did you ' ;now the fact-finding panel of the ' W. L. B. says, the cost of living, has increased from twenty-five to! RUT LAND, .VI. (UP) — From single bulb, Mrs. Nellii M. Orinm BTCIV 80" white and yellow Tibctni lilies on six slems. I Have Opened NEW^FFICES 104 S.'Second Located In The First National Bank Building. New Phone, 2641 H. C.Campbell Exclusive Heal Estate Dealer ATLACIDE Kills JOHNSON GRASS Sept. and Oct. arc considered best months for poisoning. E.C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. Blylheville, Ark. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS Termites may be ruining your property. Call m* check-up without cost or obligation. RATS, MICE AND ItOACH CONTROL GUARANTEED WORK ftK H. C. BLANKENSHIP B. Kentucky /•Hon. ZIM For Good Insurance Call W. M. Burns Agency, Ph. 3367 Writing complete Aulomnliilc Insurance, I'lalc Glass, Workman's Compensation, Public & Contractor's Liability and Fire Insurance on anylliing iusurublc. W. M. BURNS ,^ NN Second St. DON EDWARDS "The Typcwriler Man" ROYAL, SMITH, CORONA, AND REMINGTON POHTABLEI TYPEWRITERS 118 N. 2nd STREET PHONE 3382 || (Every Transaction Must Be Satisfactory) B ET D I f\ I I 10 Year EL IV L. w w Guarantee . d Moothproofing Protects CLOTHING— RUGS—FURNITURE- DRAPES— BLANKETS—etc. Ask for the schedule of reasonable prices. DSQN Cleaner—Tailor—Clothier Four Modem RED TOP GINS A better sample means more money in the pockets of our customers—whiclp, in turn, means more Satisfied'customers for our FOUR MODERN GINS .. and that's what we're working for—more satisfied customers. During the past Summer we overhauled and renewed equipment at each plant. Each is equipped with the finest clean-', ing and drying system available. And each is operated by competent and experienced workmen. So, in soliciting your gin business, we are sure that we can . guarantee that you will be completely satisfied with our service ... We know you'U like our work. A Better Sample Means,a Bigger Govt. Loan E BUY SOYBEANS Main Offices, Blytheville, Ark. Russeil Barham, Owner • Gins Located At: ' ,. LUXQivA, ARK.-S am Berry, Ginner, George Dillion, Manager MANILA ARK,— ^ enr - v ^ err y> Dinner and Manager *„ / . t f STEELE MO. — Charlie Wilson, Ginner and Manager , >ix BLYTH EV! LIE, ARK.—Walter Wilson and Charlie Robinson, Ginners (D. J. Hodge, On the Scales, And Bob Lee Smith, In the Office, In Blytheville}

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