The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 26, 1944 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 26, 1944
Page 5
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2(i, 19-M BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.). COURIER NEWS •' «j III Accused Slayer To Go On Trial Mississippian Will u Be Given Hearing r In Soldier's Death SARDIS, Miss., Sept. 2G. (UP) — Circuit Judge John M. Kuykcmlull lias set the hearing of Alfred Sliaw, Jr., CofTcyvillc mule denier charged will] slaying Jimmlc Deskin, of Tulia, Texas, for Oct. 2.. According to court records, Slum and Aaron Hctfner picked up Dcs- kln, theii an infantryman stationed at. Camp McCain, along with M Margaret Hunt, taking them in liis automobile from (Joffcyvlllc to an unfrequented road near the town. Mrs. Hunt, who testified at tlie trial of Heffner last January, said Heffner, after hitting Deskin over the head with a tire tool, hiuulcd the weapon to Shaw, who also struck the soldier. Mrs. Hunt said Shaw then drove the car back to Highway No. 1 near CofTeyville, rolled the soldier's body onto the road and ran over it, several times with Ills automobile. Heilner, now at Parchman, was lite imprisonment. Shaw, testifying in behalf of Huff- ncr in January, disclaimed any knowledge of the soldier's death. Defense Attorney Ide Stone, of Coffeyville, maintained and attempted (o prove that Die soldier had been struck by a hit-run driver. The attorney also attempted to establish the fact that the defendants were miles away from (he death scene. Shaw's trial was scheduled for hearing last July in Coffeyvillc, but a plea .': for. change of venue was granted and the trial was sent in Pfinola County. Judge Kuykcndall ordered a special venire of 75 persons summoned .the hearing. What's On Your Mind, Soldier? ! PAGB LOOKING AHEAD war0*01 i UNION hat nobody can really comprehend elections are going lo goV Do you state and federal absentee ballots? NOT POLITICS The Kiwanis Clubs of the United Stales recently launched and sponsored an educational program for the purpose of pointing out to all Americans this: America is what it Is because of Free Private Enterprise. We have the only economic system that can exist under our Constitution. Any time America's business system comes to wreck, our Constitution is ready for the ashcan. It was heartening to hear what Kiwaiiis did, for .Kiwanis is no political organization. It is, however, completely patriotic. Its members are men'o'f all potittcal-'faitlis. Their weekly salute to the flag and their lusty singing of "America" is not lip-service. They are 'not always in perfect harmony but they are solid jf^y American fundamentals. They ' ,,!jpt Victory on the home front. \ ' Wholesome Variance ' Politicians can, often do, disagree about how things ought to be done; disagree with perfectly honorable intentions. For instance—there are lly JAMES THKASHKlt x NBA Staff Writer This i? rfc. John Hidko, U. S. iMarmc Corps, native of Munhall, I'a., currently of 1'clcliu Island, I'iiliiu Group, Oceania. Take a gooil look at him. Take a good long look. For you mur never see a better portrait of the mil man who has I'ecome the vague smybotienl 01 Joe, the man, whose day to day business is lighting this war. It's a hard and dirty job. You get dog tired. Yon sweat. Your cloilvs get plastered with snnd or mud. It is a job full of Immediate and vital matters like keeping your head down, finding a sjwt of shelter and getting to it, and digging while Hie digging is good. It is a job which is the end pro- duel of manufacturing, logistics and strategy so vast and complicated •.anal, Individual job of killing when tile time is right lo kill, and of citing scratched and bruised, of :eing scared and careful until (hat right time comes. , ' It's a job with moments of fur- ous action, and with hours of milting—tense waiting, weary walling, boredom. There's ciuite a lot of time to think. What's on your mind, soldier? What arc you thinking about as vou He there, tired but ready, waiting lo get up and go on again when the order comes? Arc you thinking about tint speakers who invoke you, GI Joe, at pollical rallies, 01 eulogize you on Ihe floor of Congress? Or alxnil reconversion 01 bureaucracy or private enterprise? Are you fretting about your uuioi seniority? Do you wonder how the'and Japan, and'home? Or are you thinking that you wish to hell the artillery would hurry up and knock out that Jap gun that has you pinned down herev Are you thinking how much you'd give lo Irave a wash and a night's sleep In bed? Or, suddenly, how good a chocolate mailed would 'Guzzling;.Gu£' • Challenges All Coffee Drinkers 'Qu/zllng aus" Coinstock Is back In town, lu case you don't remember Ous, he's the Ice even in mull who sold his wares lu the grand- slaud at the Mississippi County fair last fall. CJus Is more Hum an Ice cream man, He's some stort of a champion coffee drinker aud today he Issued a challenge to any man, woman or child In Norlhenst Arkansas or Southeast Missouri who mlBlit like to sit down with him for a Joust of the coffee cups. I'll meet any coftctii drinker in n mulch Siiltmlity. afternoon," Coin- slock told (ho Cbijrler News. "The I people In the sliow are willing lo I put up a purse as a reward for anybody who can beat me." ') > I'\)i- the Information of ambitious coffee drinkers who mliihl llkd to dispute Comslock's right to /the title, he says ho hns never been beaten, although himtksita hiivo tiled. Ous halls fvoiu Minnesota and hns been featured by Rlpley. 'Ihe year, (hat Lindbergh put his stale on the n1ap In Europe. Gus did the same In America, only he drank two gallons of milk In 20 mlmiU's and drnnk 85 cups of coltee lu Ihrec hours lo do It. Since then he has drunk hundreds of gallons of coffee. A down cups of coffee are barely enough to whet his appetite, lie is the despair of whenever lie .slls down In u restaurant. They Just can't keep his cup filled because Ous can put It away almost as fast as they can pour. 'Guzzling Ous" Is a disabled veteran of the first World War. When lie Isn't living In tho Soldleis Home at Dlloxl. Miss., he spends his winters selling newspapers on'a New Orleans street corner, aiid In Ihe summers he sells Ice cream at fairs all over the country. Of 1,613 Norwich University, Norlhfleld, VI,, alumni In the armed forces, 1,053 are commissioned Officers and M arc generals, In one bt the (Irsl 1 pictures (alien of ttiom since the recent birth ot iholr child, screen comedian Charles Qlnnlln nnd his wife, Iho former Oonn O'Neill, ave pictured us they watched tlio Pnclllo Soulhwesl Tennis championship matches at Los Angeles, I'ollco Coni|illi' lilac llouk CLEVELAND.. (UP) — A "blue book" at Cleveland racketeers and crime leaders Is being compiled by the city police department. The book, which will not l>o published, • will contain the names of nlxml ;too known crooks, llsllng. In addition, the ages, addresses, types of autos driven by the racketeers aud the Arc you thinking that it's'about time to get oil with it again? To get up, take your chance, move a few yards closer to the conquest of (his Island, clean out a few more of the Nips who stand between you and the next Island, and the Philippines, and China, places they usually frequent. \Aissourions " \ Released From ; Romanian 'Camp / aAau HJEHSVJLLE, MO, — lech Scrgl Robert B Culver Jr, son ol fl D Culvei Sr, ot this clly, and Staff Sergl In In M Hankins, . son of Mr. and Mrr W O Hankins of Ifayll, were aniong the group - of > nore than 1,000" American airmen 1 , who were recently liberated from'a Homaiilan prison camp when Romania capitulated to the Allies on Aug. 23. ,,[ One week later, they and all the. other airmen, were flown out of Romania In a spectacular mass ovacua,-, lion by tho 15tli ; Army; Air. Forces » based In Italj , liolh Culver and Hankins, and.' most of Iho other airmen, were sHot down over tho I'loesli-oll refineries >i and were together at thij 'same IrK — lerninenl. camp. _ , Sergeant Cuhci was englnc£r- (jmmcr'on a n-24 liberator, whllo fjcrgcant Hankins WHS n waist-gunner. Both 'men are recipients' ot the Air Medal- with thiec flusters. r !u , Courier Mewl' mtdt md*.' 1 ''! 11 I Have Opened NEW OFFICES 104 S. Second l.ocuteil In Thn l-'lr»l National Hank llulltllne, New Phono, 2641 H. C. Campbell Inclusive Estate Driller The BlythevJlle Tire Co. has been purchased by G. 0. Pocfz and C. Modinger 'I'n ui'l maximum service from your tires, brliiu them lo u» for repair nnd rco:iii|ilnK, Hxpcrl lire men plus minimi equipment liiMirrs your satisfaction vtllh every job. > GUARANTEED WORK — CEILING PRICES MODINGER-POETZ TIRE CO: Hwy. 01 North 1'hone 2201 plenty of good Americans who, bones of contention. The American knowing very little of military stall- Constitution is not in politics. Rep- cg.v, argue endlessly about how to resentntlve, constitutional goveni- wln the war. Their disagreements r ment is not a political issue. It's, a vital American Issue. ' : To precisely the same extent. Free Private Enterprise is a fundamental American issue and not political. Why? Because the American Constitution provides for no other. Open competition is just as truly an American liberty as freedom of speech or the right lo worship God as conscience diclatcs. All are fundamental and'wcldc'd together. For nation-! al safety aud stability we depend on tlicin equally. Kiwanis Is Kiglil Where government controls men's work, llieir trade and their property, it means government by countless bureaus, and government by bureaus is not the kind our constitution calls for. We have such a government now, in a year of emergency, but if it becomes perma- are on methods only, without exception, all patriotic Americans hope for military victory and that soon. The same principle applies on the home front. Good citizens want the United Slates to retain its position when the war is over; the most Influential of all nations. Just the same, all, wanting the same thing, they disagree,, about methods-'ahd argue. ; 8ueh'-dlsagrccment. and'iiis- cussioirls wholesome until it makes us forget'what we all actually want —victory on the home front. Integral Liberties There arc basic principles upon which the United Slates was built from 13 backwoods settlements to a power that towers over (not just the world) all history. These are not in politics. Foundation stones of self- government are too big to be called lution. A few changes wouldn't do tilt; (rick. It would mean complete departure from what made America great. Under the' American Constitution.' laws must be enacted by elected representatives of the people. Accordingly, a new constitution, per- millini; legislation by appointed bureaus would make every congressman n powerless, figurehead, It would be impossible lo - do American freedom a. more damaging dls- sorvlce'degra'tlc fundamental -American institutions to the ievcl of political issues. Cities Co-Operate CHICAGO. (UP)—Bcnton Harbor and SI, Joseph, Mich., cently acted to provide one sewage disposal plant to serve both cities, now have voted to co-operate In the joint ownership and operation of an airport, announced the nent it will require a new consti-' American Municipal Association,. I I I I I I I I R I I I 'M SAVING i i i i i i i i "il t.* .-.• H :?: :.:_•; si :ai ao ME sa 35 ia i fUl over th» cotintry wiw aod rweetheara art collectlof watt* papM. Th«y uodtrttaad that our fighdcj oua desperately critical war t They «x* muklog « weekly habit of MTiag old Mwipapcn, boxM, wrapping*. They art aot buroio( ot dettrojrlof WEK* p«pw — thty ar« Modlog h to mtk* or wrap mor« ttvu 700,000 war artklc* ut«d by oar arm]**, Do j**f p*n tloog wltk v tt«M patriotic womwx. Gtt your eiubc, dvi< and church (roupi bthiod thli moTMneot Collect wmiM t»« k In .;. »nd help U.S. VICTORY WASTE PAPER CAMPAIGN DO YOU THINK THESE (i t t WRONG? REDDY KILOWATT your electric servant \A

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