The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 29, 1944 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 29, 1944
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1944 BLYTHKV&Lfi (AM.) I V. Churchill Hits American Press Says Misconceptions Spread On Campaign Of Mountbarten LONDON, Sept. 20. (UP)— When Prime Minister Churchill made, his address in Commons yesterday he declared that the American press has spread misconceptions concerning Ixjrd Mounfbatten's Burma campaign. Churchill said that he .was somewhat concerned when he read in American newspapers, durlKg the Quebec conference, that the "British campaign In Burma In 1014 has been a failure, or at least a stalemate.' He said some very important organs of United Stales opinion seem to give the impression that the campaign was saved by the capture of Myltkytnn by General siJhvell'!, "hiBh class Commando troops." Since this is the picture presented by the American press, Churchill said, "I must therefore set matter!, in their true light." He admitted that the fighting or the Burma front for the past yeai has been costly, and that there were times when the issue In Koine areas appeared in doubt: Bui Churchill went on to cite Ihe accomplishments of the British troops in Burma. He said the 10 Japanese divisions which attempted to invade Imlli were held back and widely scattered as the result of a bitter and costly campaign. And Churchill sad this campaign is being contimiec despite the monsoon season. He also explained ihal the cam paign has been costly not only ii battle casualties, but also In diseasi casualties. Then Churchill announced tha ,AJhe Burma campaign "constitute ' C ji c largest and most importan Viround fighting which lias yet 1-i place against the armies of Japan. This statement was greeted will cheers by Commons members, an the Prime Minister then pointed ou that tiie campaign is far from bein insignificant or a disappointin st-ileniale. And he said that on th basis of this, these facts should b known and given wide publicity. New Envoy Mon'ne Hero At Last Fulfills Vom/se Made During Battle By United Pi«ss Tile Marine sergeant swallowed lump in his throat and stood rondly at attention in front of four flag-draped caskets and •h'.te crosses. A captain standing nearby saw he sergeant's lips move and heard Im say softly, "I kept my prom- ;c." It was a promise sergeant Meron Taylor of Potsdam. N. Y., made wo years ago. And when be jnade tint vow he doubted if he would ive long enough to fulfil! It. Two years ago Taylor was a cor- loral flghlnlg with a group of Marines Just west of Matanikan rlv r, en Guadalcanal's unnamed Icigc, The Marines were surround d ,on three sides, and they were atclung everything the Japs could ire til them. They had been ordered to hold hat ridje. So they held it, They held it c vcn though Japa- lese shellfire came so thick and ast it burned off all Ihe grass and misli, leaving Ihc Marines no pro eclion al all on the stony ridge. In that rocky ground they dug oxholcs, they dug until their nails veto torn and their knuckles Meeting, but they couldn't dig them .'fry deep. And the only protection hey had from the Jap crossfire WOK to burrow in those shallow, stony foxholes. j'ap machine HUH bullcKs lilt irouiKl tncm, and then moans told Taylor they had scored. ~ The private next lo him called 'Mert, help me," and Taylor, rolled out of his foxhole to go to his friend's aid. He administered mor- )hine, but there \vas sothing more :ie could do—he knew it was only a matter of hours. During .that Jap shelling, there were screams from other foxholes alongside him. Before it was over, four of his buddies died. When the fire let up, Taylor started to help bury the four dead Marines. But just then (he Japs opened up again with machine guns and mortars, so the burial ha^j to consist simply of placing his fallen comradps in , foxholes, covering Ihcm with stones, and marking the graves with crosses made of sticks and bayonets.. "If 1 get out of this alive I'll see (hat they get a decent .burial," Taylor swore. ' ''" Taylor and the other Marines \ ho were left pushed the Japs back. Eventually they were relieved. But immediately Taylor was stricken with malaria, treated in a .hospital in Australia, and then re- I turned to the states. Not long ago he stopped at Guadalcanal on his second tour of Pacific duty, and lie checked with Army officials to learn whether or not his friends had been burled n Ihc military cemetery there Officials tout him no, Hint searches hadnl been able to locale the oxhole graves. "Ill find them, Taylor said. Unl it wasnl easy. The ridge which had been bare two years ngo was covered with dense brush now. For two days he searched. He covered tlie ridge inch by Inch. Then h c [oimd i\ rusty bayonet iplitllng a slick to form a crude cross, then a second cross, a ililnl, and the (ourth. Taylor rushed (o tlic cemetery and asked Army authorities to .send after the bodies. The next day a chaplain officiated tit funeral services, and the men received military -burials in the Army, Navy, and Marine cemetery on Guadalcanal. The sergeant had kept his promise. Shane Is Rider Of Two Winners Star Jockey Brings Woodlark, Fort Knox In At Fairgrounds Youthful Clarence Shane carried off top riding honors with two winters ywterdtiy afternoon In the op- :pliiB day of the racing program of the Mississippi County Kali', narrcd by u hard, driving rnhl Shane hunt; up the first triumph of (he 19-14 season as he pushed Woodlark, owueXl by Frank Jnmcs of El Dorndo, III., uhotwt of Li\dy Fair, Kenneth Wlmmlng's speedster, in a thrilling home stretch finish to dike the halt-inllu run. After finishing fourth astride Wilmington, Jess MeMahan's pride In (tie 4"i furlong rim, won by Ed Craig's Carlsbad, Shime came back to Inke the %-mllc mil ntop Fort Knox, another James-owned horse He lucked only a half nose ol winning the feature mile run', \vlt1) Mental Hanker, owned by LJoy< .lolms of MeLeansboro,' III. With tho veteran "Dude" Lctler, Ml Vernon, 111., giving n yood. vide Fight On fought off a determine! lintfl rush by Meiital Banker to Will. All Close. Haccfi Despite- the muddy, heavy track. _ w and (lie Incessant downpour of A CommHtees is'ooo'co'd'feet of'AA- I 1 " 1 "' cvei 'J' rnKC wns contested by nl; 2 lumber and 2.GOO.GOO feet of AA- lenst tl ™ horncs. Woodlark••jlmcj to; 3 lumber. This compares with a ccmc from ln-'hhul to lake>tl\c llalf- thlrd quarter quoin of 2,500,000 feel "'n 1 ,{''?'" Ll "'. y ""'" •"— IJ --'-"~—' of AA-2 lumber and 7.800.000 """ ""' of AA-3 lumber. Certifirates lumber arc issued by County AAA offices to farmers \vho need the lumber for maintenance and repair of farm buildings or (or new construction of farm buildings costing ess than $1,000 in a year's time, details of the plan may be ofo- .aiiied from the County AAA Office at Blythcvllle. Farm Lumber Quota Reduced For Quarter The far mhnnbcr situation is going to get lighter before It gets better. Th c lumber (inota for Arkansas for the fourth Quarter for distribution to farmers by 'Iriple- Shady Work ,, 7.800.000 feel Ucl1 Helnm waged a heated duel, in tificates for lho '1'i-furloilg rim Ihnl was 'not Richarrt C. Patterson, Jr., of New York, nbove, has been named ambassador to the exiled government of Yugoslavia at London. He was U. S. minister to Yugoslavia before the war. Body Of Young Woman Recovered From River -.-': i LITTLE ROCK. Sept. 29 (UP) — The body of 18-year-old Mrs. Loretta Ingram of Little Rock has been recovered from .the Arkansas .river. It was found about 10 last night, Mrs. Ingram was with two companions in a car riding across the Main street bridge Tuesday evening about 10 o'clock when she •!ske<l that the car be slopped. Without explanation .she alighted and leaped over the bannister. A soldier from Camp Robinson plunged in after her, buL was unable to locate the young woman in the darkness. Btith Little Rock and North Little Rock police dragged .the river for the body. She was found about 260 feet downstream from the bridge. Glasses Prevent Injury By flying Rake Handle Wearing of- glasses proved fortunate Wednesday for Miss .Manila McMulliu, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. w. B. McMullln, when struck in the face by a rake handlo. Although s Ihe handle shattered the glasses, the lens prevented it from striking her eye, which was not injured by the shattered glass. The mishap occurred when some one accidentally stepped on a rake near where Miss McMullln was standing_ at lhc_ fairgrounds, causing the handle to swing' through the air. . ' . determined until ll\e. lnst v fifty yards. Fort Knox nnd'Cloil Fclder battled almost neck and neck for most of (be way In the %-mlle run, the winner finishing with only a length lo spare. In the finale Fight' On ami Mental Danker matched stride for stride, for most of the two turns around the track. Fight On jump-id into front and held a half length advantage with Happy Komls about three lengths behind ami Lurk trailing, They held these positions to the stretch. Mental Banker began lo case up by inches but still lacked several at the finish, fittingly bringing the fine pvo- grnm to a dramatic conclusion, 'the complete results: ., , One-half mile run — Woodlark, owned "l>y James and ridden'" by i Shane, first; Lady Fair, owned by' Wimniing and ridden by Craig,) second; Strawbnskct, owned by Johns and ridden by •'Pinkslaff, third; Society Dnmc, owned by Wolrldgc and ridden by Lefler, fouitli. Time; 51 seconds. .' •1H furloniis run—Carlsbad,..owned by and ridden by Craig, first; Yankees have no monopoly oii ingenuity, ns tills Chinese soldier proves. Umbrella rlKKert on Ills rlllo provides sluuta <!tlr-. h>l! his watch Ks guurd near ttio Ihvilung bridge over the Shl- :•, ween river. - • IHnclics' Perfect Kccoril CHICAGO. (UP) -ChlcuHd batlH Intf benches closed Hie senson with •a record of not n slnglo drowning oiil o! 7,655,405 swimmers, Walter Wright, superintendent for lliu bureau of jftiisll parks and plny- jjiounds, reported, (ll's Terrier Flics Home KKENE, N. If. (tfP'l—The pel Scotch -terrier of cpl. ijawronee o. Stiuitoii was'sent homo to siiciicl the summer with the aid of tho Red Cross, which nminged air and roll passage froiii Piinama. Mrs, DAL'TON C, FCHVLSTON, 13, A.. Mi S. M, OIlOANlS'l' and TEACIIKR of TIANO — ORGAN mul VOIOR Former NPIV York Orgimlsl niul 'j'cnclier For Appointment Write M fa, Fowlston nCl Chicknsnwbn or Phono 2010 GREETIN© far (hi* MAHv ltt*Wt The Gift Shop Modern & Antique ' OUtt , MOSSBRYAH Hell Helmii. owned by Jolins and ridden by Pinkstaft, second; 1'lay Fifty, owned by Moore and lidden by Lcflcr. tlilrd; Wilmington, oWn- eil by, McMaliau and ridden by ShnncV fourth. Time: S2 seconds. . S,-Mlle rmi—l^orl Knox, owned- by James and ridden by Shune, first; Clod Fclder, owned, by lu- ma:) mid ridden by Lcfler, isecond; lilt Chariot, owned and ridden- by Craig, third; Hobble Choice, owned by Moore and ridden by Monroe, fourth. Time: iiO seconds. Mile run — Fight 'On, owned by Woldlrge and ridden by Lcfler, llrat; Mental Hanker, owned by Johns and ridden by Shane, second; Happy Roads, owned by Wcmmlng and ridden b v Craig, third; Luck, owned hy Gamble and 'Williams and ridden by Monroe, flurth. Mlh4N!E LEE JOKES '' Teacher of Piano ' ; ' ' • 4nn'otinces reopenihs'of he -classes for"beginners and ad-' vanccd pupils. Enroll Now For Convenient Hoars, Studio 807 Cliicknsuwlia Phone 2904 First National Bank Only National Bank in Mississippi County DON EDWARDS "The Tyiicwriter Man" L SMITII, CORONA, AND REMINGTON PORTABLE | ». TYPEWRITERS 118 N. 2nd STREET (Every Transaction Must Be Satisfactory) PHONE 3382 Island Queen *Moonlite Dance Excursion* Aboard one of the World's Fitful RTver 5f earn en. Atl-Sf**!, Glaii-Encloici, LAST BOAT RIDE THIS YEAR! MONDAY, OCT. 9 Leaves at 0:00 P. M. (SIIAKP) frnm Harficld I,im(U \ng 9 Miles East of Blyflieville on Highway 18 CLYDE TRASK ADVANCE TICKETS 8Qc T1LL " NOOH AMD HIS ORCHESTRA Feaiuring Staton & Conley D0F (AH Star, mil Fsrlrral Taw tnJaJeJ m fares) REDUCED FARE TO MEN AND WOMEN IN SERVICE — 5Sc AT BOAT Get Advance Tickets at: .' KIRBY'S DRUGS and ARMY AIR BASE BLYTHEVILLE 10 Year Guaranteed MoorhprooFing Protects CLOTHING— RUGS—FURNITURE- DRAPES—BLANKETS—etc. Ask for the schedule of reasonable prices. HUDSON Cleaner—Tailor—Clothier I GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing and Tire Repair WADE COAL CO. N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES Phone 2291 ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES- GIN AND MILL SUPPLIES AT PRESENT our stocks of repair parts are as complete as during pre-war times! Put your plants in shape for Fall NOW. WE GIVE SERVICE—call us day, night or Sunday. * Belting * Belt Lace * Steam Packing * Pipe Fittings * All Size Pipe * Crane Valves * Gin Saw Files and Gummorj Hubbard Hardware Co. Herrtni BljlheTtue ' 26 Open 7:15 Show Starts 7:30 . Friday and Saturday 'Song of the n Saddle' with Dick Foran, "The Singing Cowboy", Serial: "Desert Hawk" Short. Sill unlay MIDNITE SHOW Starts 11 p. m. 'Cafling Dr. Death 7 {Mianey Will! A- Putricla Morrison Selected bliorts Sunday and Monday MIU MRS. MINIVER TOGETHER AGAIN ) a new screen triumph! GREER CARSON 1 WALTER PIDGEON Henry TRUYERS . Albert BASSERMAN Robert WAIKES • C. Aubfey SMITH Dam« May WHITTY • Victor FRANCIN Elsa BASSERHAN • Reginald OWEN Van JOHNSON • Matgatet O'BRIEN Oitcilfd fcy MHRVYH UllOY .. ProJiKx) \ aDWEYfPJ>4KllH.. S««*fi Play by Pa and Pout H, Roseau .• Bci«d on lh« "MoJom« C«i«" b/ Ev« Cwf« .. '; mount News Short OLD JUDGE SAYS. \r "Guess we're.pretty lucky in our town, Judge, that we don't Iwve llio yotitli problem you read about in olhcr place?." "Don't know aa you can cnll it lucky, Harold... we saw II coming with tlie w.'ir and we ilk! sometliinK about it before it hit us. We gave our 'lecn iig& youngsters the recreational facilities they needed ;m<l really v*4nt«d;, thosiS familitir with tins wartime problim know tliat'yotnVK folks go to plnccs lliey Slipuldn't only when the proper places iivc not-provided for them.-Young people alwiiys want (o fob with others of^heir own iiHc...w;mLlhdi'ownly[)eofcntc'rl;unmciU. Town after town luis found out that once llicse simple \vimlu ;ire met, the problem is well oti its way to being licked." "Guess I didn't rcully know, liow far- sip,htcd our town really is, Judge. If we liiitlu't lobked ahead we wouldn't have'had nnyhndy of any tiling toblame but ourselves, would \vc?" • f'f a<!iHftt'tru»ntil»iuotiiH>y Canftitnet \fAkohaHt tltrtmit Jtiduittfrl, Int. How to "PREPARE" for Clean can weli and soak off label Tuck cut-off ends in can Gut off both ends and flatten firmly Save in separate containers and give to an authorized collector UECLE SM mm mi TIN (AH Please have your tin cans at the curb in front of your home EARLY tomorrow (Saturday) so that trucks may pick them up for salvage, -THANKS! *W •.'m+HfffS't-S

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