The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 20, 1944 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 20, 1944
Page 8
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PAGE BLYTHEVJLLLB (ARK.), GOUKIJEB N Air Enthusiasts *• -i Serve As WACs f Three Girls At BAAF f Experienced Fliers "'• In Civilian Life . Lsergt. Virginia Mnllory has belter tt»an>120 solo hours to her credit. (She"lias flown both a Piper cub and »'Culver cadet, learning at the Elm- Airport, Elmhurst, III. first solo flight stands out in her mind. "I thought my Instructors would have to shoot me down—and they thought so, too," ihe laughed. She remembers, especially, too, practicing take-offs and itndlngs.'The townspeople began complaining about some pilot aero- bating at a low altitude and she Smred their Indignation toward said pilot'—until she realized they were referring to her! She'was using the church steeple as the pylon about which she made her turn! ft She hoped to qualify for the WASPs -when that organization was termed, but defective vision kept her out, io she enlisted Iii the WAC. i«Pvt. Echo Lange' received her license In June, 1941, at Chndron, JJcB. She has logged more limn 70 liours since then, and lins down many additional ones, piloting her brother's plane to nnd from their rjinrh. £:The one outstanding Incident Pvt. Jjange remembers Is the time she nearly Jnnded In R burning haystack, mistaking It for a beacon fight, and tore off the tall lire, in »• bog. She, also, would have liked to/become a WASP, but she did not JjaVe' enough logged hours. , Pvt. Viola Pirle Is a modest woman and won't discuss her flying experiences. ~"Ive got my license. That's all there Is to it," she says, NOTICE OF CLAIM United States Department of the >> Interior, General Land Office, Washington 25, D. C. i Notice is hereby given that Drainage District No. 17, of Blythevllle, A kansas, has filed application OV916, O. L,. O. scries, under section 4, at the act of Pcbi uary 28, 1920 (45 Stat. 1410), to purchase Lots 1, 2; 3 and <I Sec. 1; \V',S Eli Sec 11, f. 15 N, B 9 E, 5th P. M., Arknn- »as. t All persons claiming the land nd- ^ersely will be allowed until Octo- fer is,'1944. to file In this Office tjttir objections to the issuance of •'.patent under the aforesaid application. Thos. C. Howell, Acting Assistant Commissioner 9]13-20-27-10]l-ll I; ;• Read Courier News .W«nt Adi. HIGHLIGHTS FROM LATEST B()OKS War's Realism In Photo History; 'Sad Sack' Provides Lighter Side The kaleidoscopic variety of war's strange, stupendous, and often terrible scenes taxes the powers of the most able word craftsmen., Their tools fail them when they try to convey the picture of a dead Jap in a water-filled shell hole In New Guinea, or a direct hit on a zigzagging Jap destroyer. For realistic Impact, nothing yet written can do what a photograph can do, especially those taken during this mosl- phofogniphed of all wars, "Our Army at War" (Harper: $3), with a foreword by Chief of Staff Gen, George C. Marshall, Is nn impressive collection of such pictures—482 official War Department photographs—which tell the epic story of the American Army's participation In Wo/ld War II, from Pearl Harbor through the Mediterranean campaign and the opening months of the air war over Europe. The publishers, who drew the assignment from the War Department by lot, hnve assembled these remarkable pictures to follow n running text, which takes In training and preparation nt home as well as actual battle activity on land, the sea, and In the air. "Our . Army at War" Is n book whose value will grow In years to come. It Is a splendid pictorial record of a great war record. SEAHEi: SAGA "Wo Build, We right," by Hugh D. Cave (Harper: $2.50), Is another photo-word story, tills time concerned with the Seabees, the Navy's Construction Battalion whose motto provides Use title. The author, in mi effortless but vivid style, first puts nn Imaginary Scabeo through the rigors of basic training. The oiista- cle course—in this case displaying a sign reading: "MEN OVER SEVENTY-FIVE Do Not Have to Hur This Course"—may well have grayed a few hnlrs to a septuagenarian sliver, but it wns nothing compared to the coming rigors of work under flic In the South Pacific, the Aleutians, and the Mediterranean theater. But beiore Hie Senbces were ready for overseas duty, there were classes, classics and more classes. To mention a few: Diving, Signal School, Huts and Carpentry, Plre- fightlng, Demolition, Water Procurement, Lubrication and Tire Repair, Pontoons, Wliarf and Dock Work, Ship Stowage, and Kefrlg- cratlon. Not llmt all men learned all those trades—but odds arc that your Scabee Is a Jack-of-all-trades nnd n master of nl least one. There arc that many Jobs to be done, and more, when air nnd naval bases arc to be carved out on some coral Island or rocky shore. The author tells how these Jobs are done, under hail of fire and falling bombs, under a New Georgia sun and before an Iceland gale. "Coixstruimus Bat- ulmus—We Build, We Fight"—and Indeed the Seabces do. 1'VT. SACK Pin-up pretties, news pictures and fast-paced comic strips in "Yank,"! the Army weekly, all have a tough time competing In interest with the cartoon character called Sad Sack, largely unknown to civilians, Pathetic, clumsy, well-lnlcmlcil but a little dim-witted, everything happens to the hapless ynrdbird. His monument is the book "The Sad Sack" (Simon & Scliustem, 52) containing his biography In 115 cartoons from Ynnk. Still Sack, with his droopy drawers, sad eyes, sloping shoulders, woebegone nose nnd thinning hair, Is the personification of the buck private who never can and never will attain stripes through favoritism or luck or hard work, As n humorist, Set. Baker rings tour bells, nnd Sad Sack will emerge In history as a figure of World "War II. FOR TIIK MYSTERY FANS In "Sinners Never Die" (Inner SftDctum: $2), Auslr/illan author A, E. Martin lets Harry Ford, a "down under" postmaster who spends much of hie time steaming open other, people's mall, tell his own story. The result is a self-portrait of a mean, petty, vicious blackmailer who somehow manages to maintain a holier- than-thou attitude—quite a trick |[ you can do it. Ford, the sinner wlio doesn't die, tells his story of Intrigue and double-dealing as an old man In an Australian hospital. He may be a heel, but as a raconteur lie's splendid. • • • ' .. Shifting sand dunes along Lake Michigan's edge provide nn eerie and altogether satisfactory setting for Wudgeon-staylng In "A Hope of Sand," by Francis Bonnamy (Duel! Sioane & Pearcc: $2). Peter Shane, the man In gray who reminds some people of Von Papon, others of General Somervell, has his hands full with such as Hjnlmar HJerlcid, towering, tempestuous inventor, "Brun- hlldc," society girl who fled from It all with a copy of "Waldcn Pond" as her bible, nnd Pierre Lamoreaux whose uncle Is a high-ranking Vlchyltc (Interned by tilts time, no doubt). The .solution Is plain as a plkestafT, provided you know your pikestaffs. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1944 Correspondence Leads To High Speed Romance Scrgl. Chct Wnslclew.skl, mall clerk In Section A, is the fastest writer- nt the IJAAP. : Having corresponded with a girl for nearly a year, he met her for the first time while on a recent, furlough. Four days sifter the meet- Ing, the girl, Miss Kcgcim Kmlec of Houston, Tex., nnd Sergeant Waslelewski announced their engagement. , BERLOU TO Year Guaranteed Moothproofing Protects CLOTHING— RUGS—FURNITURE- DRAPES— BLANKETS—<src. Ask for the schedule of reasonable prices. HUDSON Cleaner—Tailor—Clothier MONKV CANT BUY .< aspirin- foalcr-ncting, morn dependable tllnn KOnuino pilro St. Joseph Aapiriri, worlcl'n largest flcllcr nt 10#. Why pay more? Big 100 tablet s\to for only 35f. PRESCRIPTIONS Frtthcat Stock : Guarantee* Bert PriCM ,'Kirby Drug Store: 5< and Store THRIFTY 5<£ and 10$ ^ Store A rmounang - ... a change in name and policy only. This store is still, as it has always been, HOME OWNED, HOME MANAGED, HOME OPERATED. We are no longer affiliated with any outside connection that would tend to limit or control our buying. We are 100 per cent INDEPENDENT ... We buy from any place and anybody who has quality merchandise at the right price. We will continue to locate scarce merchandise and offer it at rock bottom prices! "Be Thriily- Shop Thrifty First!" 50 and 100 Store THRIFTY Main and Broadway, Blytheyille, Ark. 5$ and Store WARDROBE CANDIDATES for the Fall and Winter term • t>l' they will serve you well! FINE WORSTED SUITS By Hart Schaffner & Marx Wide selection of patterns and new fall shades; tailored by Hart Schaflher & Marx craftsmen to 'really f-i-t; and the fabrics, of course, arc all-wool. If you're • : ' looking for real quality clothing stop in this week and let us show you some of the best values we've ever had. : Prices start at WEAR YOUR HAT BRIM UP THIS F^tt; Stetsons 7.50 up ••••••'. : . . , > '. IARGE PATTERNS ARE "RIGHT" IN NECKWEAR , Priced $1 (o ?5 ; OUR SELECTION OF STRIPED SHIRTS IS UNUSUAL Manhattans 2.46 up : ;^, ' r : GENTLEMEN'S HOSE-6 x 3 RIBBED L1SLES B5c, others §1 WHEN YOU SPEND YOUR SHOE COUPON, GET THE BEST! Rorcshcims 10.50 and $11 Mail Overseas Christmas Gifts Between Sept. 15th and Oct. 15th 322 MASH STRUT

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