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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, October 6, 1944
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FHJDAY,OCTGJ;J<;KG, Fire Precaution On Farm Advi BLYTIIEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS ^For Germnns Only' Carelessness Causes Over 75 Per Cent, County Agent Says Ninety-si* people lost their in fires in (his stale (luring 19-13 and swiroxlniiitely twice Unit ninny wcu injmi'ci, according lo figures from t»e Arkansas Pi re Prevention Bur MU, Miss rjora Lee CoU'inan, coun- <y home demonstration agent, Mid llns week. More than 3,500 lives .ire Josl encli year In farm lires in lhe United Whites, an average daily loll of iun e f> 10 denlli, .she sniil. in nddlliun 'I is estiinriled thnt the dally rnnl "te loss in money and propnh would pay for tivo Flying Foi- trcsses. Over 75 per cent of all thc=< 'Tin fires lire caused by careli^s ""«, and can be prevented, slit explained, by precautions such, as Hie following that are l)cin» advocated In observance of National l''ire Prevention Week, October 8- 1. Fireproof children's clothes, ironing board covers, window cnr- tiilJis, nnd other inflammable household articles. Cotton fabrics, especially, she pointed out. rntch fire easily, and while ti flrcprooffng treatment (loe.s not make the treated materials )CO pec cent fireproof nor keep them from charring, it docs prevent lhe spread of flame. An effective flrepmofing soluUaii can be made by mixing 1 ounces of borax, 3 ounces of boric acid, and 2 quarts of hat water. If powdered loric acid is used, it can be ilisolml more i^adilv by first making a paste with a'sm'all quantity «f the hot water. If allowed to •stand, this borale solution will us- uallv become cloudy and wine times jellvlike. but wannini; will miickly restore it to its original condition. Articles lo be treated should be thoroughly saturated with (he so lotion, [hen squeezed through i clothes wriagcr or by hand, an(. hunv up to dry just as clothes arc . customarily dried. Garments should ! be put in the solution dry because ' lhe moisture in wet fabric will prevent the absorption of enough of Ihu fireprootina 'solution lo make it fire resistant. Since lhe chemicals are easily washed out, the treatment is not effective when the article is exposed to the weather, and articles must be fireproofcd after each washing. 2. Inspect nil chimneys for cracks. 3. Clean chimneys. 4. Replace ba-llv rusted stovepipes. 5. Provide metal containers for nslie.s and greasy rags, and a trash burner for burnim; waste material. 0. Handle gasoline with care. 7. Do not start fires with kerosene. 8. Dispose of all rubbish. 9. Store 'matches carefully. Use care in snicking and in disposing of cig- arcljics,,., _.,, _-. .. 10. Check the e'eclrlc.Ayirliis. Never overload it. 11. Have fire fighting equipment available. for Cc't>:;,r,.! Only ' reads the sign on the trolley car at left, in photo taken In PraRa, Warsaw siib- uio, ami. ; •!.••-] i of lie-rce lishliiig between Polish underground forces and Ciermans. The Polish pan.. I y.-..';.ii, in the picture intend their Tommy-jjun bullets "for Germans Only" loo Billy Meharg Displays Courage With Gallant Marine Gun Crew The dogged but futile fight by a gallant marine gun crew on Guam, being widely publicized, tells of lhe bravery of ii Blylheville man, Corp. William A. Mcharg, son of Mr. and Mrs. Buck Meharg, 3U4 East Main. ,'1'hc Marines on No. 1 machine gun didn't have a chance and they knew it that night on the ridge but they manned their gun, one after one, until nine of them were hit; according to the slory written by a Marine Corps combat correspondent. The former Dlytheville football player, Bill Meharg, was one of these, and his actions were lauded. The slorv in part: , . , "It was a dark night when lhe Japanese made one of their strongest efforts to shove the 3rd Marine Division into the sea. No. I gun and its crew were dug in on a ridge overlooking Japanese positions. .Prom the gun pit, the Leathernecks could see the flash of Jap mortar sheik as they left the tube. They could see shadowy figures of the enemy infantry as they darUxl about In No Man's Land. "'lh e man at No. 1 gun didn't have a chance because the Japanese could see them too. They stood out, silhouetted against the sky. It was their post. They had stay there. Moonlite Dance Excursion* All-Slcel, Glass-Enclosed Slcamcr Lusl liual Hide This Year MONDAY OCT. 9 Leaves ul !) V. M. (Sharp) from IIAUI'IKLI) LANDING, a Miles East of lilylbevillc on Highway IS DANCING FREE —Music by CLYDE TRASKo'M. TirUTTC T ' LL 12 NOON Of\ IllintlO DAT OF RIDE OU C FARE AT BOAT M.10 MtN 8 \VOWEN IN SERVICE, 55c AT B04T (AUSlalr, FlJ. Taxes mctndti in f<uei) Get Advance Tickets of: KtRMY'S DRUGS and ARMY AIR ,»ASE lilytliuvillc ivilh new fury «nd Coi'iwral .Mcharjr caught a piece of shrapnel. He was carried to (he beach nnd Master Gunnery Sergt Israel Mar- yolis of Philadelphia, took over the 'aaer. "Sergeant Morgolis knew the Japs from eight years in China service as a soldier in the Russian Cznrist Army niifl he hated the Jups fieree- '• "He lasted ,1 loi)(; time and Rave the enemy leaden liell from No. 1 Sun but a mortar finally yol him. They willed him out of the .shattered pit and he died in a matter of moments. '"lhat was the last of No. l's valiant crew with four dead and two seriously wounded but It wasn't over yet. The compaoy's first Ecryeant. Herbert Sweet of Troy, N. Y., who didn't hnvc lo do it, darted up Hie ridge, threw himself down behind No. 1 and put her back In action again. He and Sergeant Margolls had been friends. "More mortar shells rallied down even as Sergeant sweet swept the enemy positions and he was wounded in two places by a shell which should have demolished [he gun but, miraculously didn't. "Pfc. John J. Doerr of Rai'ilan N - ->•• »'«! We. Alberl J. Ncivljy of Proposed Dam On While River Draws Protests CALICO Hack. Alk., Oct. (i (UP) —Opposition lias arisen over Ihe proposed coiistnu-Hon of the Wolf Hayuu dam \vhtch would be built on White river Id miles above lialesyille. And protests against Ihe project will be presented to U. S. engineers b v delegiition from Cnll- co Rack nnd other sections at Newport Oct. ill, •1 he reservoir behind the proposed Wolf Bayou dam would flood (lie towns of Onion. Sylamore, Ilos- well, Mount Olive, Twin Creek mid Cilico no; 1 ;, it would also imm- diile the White river division of the Missouri I'a.clflc Lines. And the railroad would luive lo be rcbullj from a point just above Uale.svllle, via Ciishman and Melbourne, to Norfolk, In Hnxtcr eounty, a distance of C2 miles. Calico Rock eilii'.cns content! thnt Ihe dam Is non-essential anil that the dam on Buffalo river .nnd upper White river, along : wlth the N'orfork Dam. would control all flood on the river. Corn Justifies Farmer's Faith Proved To Neighbors That Crop Could Bo Grown Profitably Sixteen yours URO A. A. ClmiliT came into Mississippi County nncl settled on n farm about two miles «iitth of Illythcvllle on Ilfelnvny til. Stumps and trees were plentiful'uml the hardships many. One of the main things Mr. (luut- or remembers about thuse iviilk'i' years was the t^'iieud bclU't (hut ono could not grow corn profitably here. Some of Ills nciRlilnirs volunteered suutsestlons Iliat he could n«l mow corn and would wnsle Iliiil much ground If he tried, Mr. Ount- er's reply In no unrerlidn terms were. "I'll grow corn here or I'll leave the country." 'this year Mr. Oimter hns drawn the attention of nil farmers wlin have passed his fiiriu. On 10 ui'U's of Innd Just smith of his home he IwiYi'.sled ;tl,G bushels of barley pei acre June '3. An June III lie plnni- ed this same land In corn nni beans. This corn ami bi'itn ftelc bus been one of the liest looking crops In the county. Tin- corn ivll. produce at least fto bushels pel acre uml the soybeans should muki. 10 bushels iw ncrv. Ninety bnsliels ol feed grains pel acre this year Is somethini; of whicl lo l)e proud, siiys ICellli .). lilllii'ey ruiinly agent. Many hirmm eouii pvofit by studyiut; Mr. crunlev'. system <i( fni'inlni! he thinks. In addition to the feed produced Right Equipment Makes Pressing Woolens Easier ppi Comity lumirmakm ho press woolen I'.urnu'nls should uive a lew pieces of equipment lor hut pui'iwse, Miss Cora Colenan county home demonstration igent, advises. Kqnliimi'iil needed, according lo Miss Colenmn. Include a wuol press cloth, a heavy cotton press cloth, i Hal board or puddle, anil n cloth •pimne made ol a piece ol terry ;uwcl. KxplnmliiK Hint wrinkles or creases an; removed from wool by ippllnilton of moist lieal, Miss ;olemun siiys the simplest way to ilo llils Is lo cover Hie material with (he wool (ness eliith, anil tin. liravy \vet eolton press elolli. anil Ilieu lo use the Iron to drive ihe .steam Into the W<MJ| material. T)il.s imntwi Include.s Rctllnjj Hie lion down on Hie wet cloth uml lenvliiu It only tinlll Hit! steam tg driven Intti Ihe wool material. llitni llttiun Hie lion iiml selllnii If down In a new spot. The wool should not lie M'csswl dry us this! maker, .(UsfIff ind .shiny.'1 he Iron should lioYkllde over the material us when ironing . otlon, Afler the material lias licen steamed, both the cotton ami till! wool nri'ss clotlis should l)C~removed and the steam beat out ol the material. The material should Die" be IIUIIK up or hilil on a flat sur- liicc until It Is dry. When seams are being pressed In a garmiMiL under construction, it Is more convenient to wet the press clolh «llh the cloth sponge rather Ulan to dip Hut whole cloth, Miss Colemun iidvlses. CmCKASAW W«t MainN»*r Zlit Bi *t utarts 12:45; Son. itart* 1;4J Night show* B:tS ,.,.,„• Eictpt Monday, open* 6:45-<r)i Continuous shows Sat and BuL" the hurley straw was baled and will lie used lor livestock hnldliiK this winter. Mr. Gunter ri'imrted lhe com variety n.sed wa.s a hyhrld CI-211. Mr. CHinler allrihuic.s most of his iruesK lo lhe use of veteh. iillnllii and soybeans In his crop rotations. Rroomoil wllli YOUR loflltn -^ .. |B Miirnu^tlroiic.(!CpJ HAIR unruly hall In placo. ALWAYS SSIW Sold llaby Horn In Trut'li MACINOUA, Miss. (Ul'l—lly Ihu light of matches in (!u< rcnr of a cliim (ruck, Dr. .John J. I'ulotla of Ksscx helped Mrs. Jumps i mts Ol Maijnulin deliver iin eluht-puilndson. PIBCRllPfJOK* Kirky Drug Stores THEATRE Manila, Ark. \VliKK-DAY NU1IITS i.\ Office Opens i:lfi—Show Slu comma m blown into twisted metal. "Corp. John G. I. Nillson of New- ion, N. j., the gunner, was wounded mortally. . . . pfc. Richard N. Grout of Spencer, Mass., assistant gunner, was hit next. A Jjip sniper shot hi,m through the arm and as they took him to the rear, he was swearing at the Japs and bis- bad luck. "Pfc. Paul A. Jobe of Grecnsbiirg, Penna., crawled up to the trigger, got off a burst that riddled the Japanese sniper, then was killed by machine-gun fire. One took himself of Hie ammunition carriers over, but was wounded. "Still another marine crawled up to that fire-torn gun pit. He was Pfc. flodsc D. Smith of Tnissvlllc, Ala. He died before he could reach the trigger. "Now and then the Jap's barrage of mortars nnd bullets would let up, as if the enemy commander couldn't believe there were men who would climb up on that exposed ridge to man a 8 mi so thoroughly ranged. May pc couldn't believe that the gun itself still existed. "But another marine, the gun section chief, Corp. William A Mcharg of Blythcvllle, Ark., crawled forward during the lull and commenced spraying bullets at the Japs, The barrage started up again 1 "When the smoke cleared awav. Ihe other Marines could see that No. 1 would never fire again. Her muzzle was a jagged hole; her water jacket was shattered; only one steel leg was there. "Marines call the gun 'her' because the machine gun is a woman; the men treat their guns like ladies. They love them and take care of (hem. They stood by No. 1 gun until there weren't any of them left, But they never had a chance." Corporal Meharg injured in the chest, left arm and right hand, was at n hospital in one of the New Hebrides Islands until Sept. 7 when be wrote his parents he was en route r>ack to his outfit. However, Mr. and Mrs. Mcharg think he is in the way homo now he wrote in a later letter "I'll be with yon soon." NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS Termites may be ruining your property. C«ll m* fo. check-up without cost or obiig»iion. KATB, MICE ANI) KOAC'H CONTHOL GUARANTEED WOHK H. C. BLANKENSHiP . Kcntuckj ftten* COTTONSEED BAGS and SOYBEAN BAGS See Us Before You Buy! J. L. TERRELL Office 111 S.Bdy. Phone 2631 FOR SALE —Soybean Bogs— —Seed Oats, Wheat, Barley— —Spear Feeds— Govt. Support Price Paid For Soybeans. Biytheville Soybean Corp. 1800 W. Main ' Phone 856 Thursday — Friday — And Saturday Nights' 9:30 to 1 O'Clock In the Beautiful Blue Room of the HOTEL NOBLE Admission G5c Incl. Tax Mrs. DALTON C. FOWLSTON, R A. M S M ORGANIST nnd TEACHER PIANO — ORGAN and VOICR Former New York Orgnnist nnd Teacher For Appointment Write Mrs. Fowlston 1101 Chickasiwba or Phone 2010 BANCROFT TLIGHTER' ElosHquc OFFICER'S CAPS Big Shipment Just Received; We Have Your Size HUDSON Cleaner—Tailor—Clothier DON EDWARDS "The Tyiicwrllcr Man" | UOYAI., SMITH, CORONA, AND REMINGTON POIITAI1U<;]| TYI'EWIUTKRS 118 N. 2nd STREET PIIONK 33lia| (Every Transaction Must l)u Satisfactory) SENTIMENTS EXPRESSED WITH FLOWERS, properly designed, nro ranemberdd always. Our lloworn iiro ul- vnys tresh, and all work Is gnaiantceil to pleaso. Let our expert Icslgnera help you wllh your floral needs. FLOWER SHOP F.T.I>. Service Wo Ihtllvcr Anywhere Ffc. 4flL Mrs. J. M. (Mau) Wllllanu, owner Ciknnic Illilg. BATIIItUAVK Ji lltii Drill u OJICHH Hliow Hiurbi lilli Lust Timo Tudny "ALDRICH PLAYS CUPID" With Jimmy l.y.lun as Henry Al ihldi, Lynn, Charles .Smith Jiibn (Illve, .liilm l.lli-l I'AKAJIOUNT NHWS' ANI> Siiturday "RED RIVER ROBIN HOOD" with Mr. Farmer: We Can Add Mont/is To the Life Of Our rimiiiTh ci|iiliiliient can 'handle even your largest lints! llcpalrs in time n-ill save you luitli dollars ami work days. Usliniales wlthuiit oblhjallmi, GUARANTEED WORK — CEILING PRICES MODINGER-POEIZ TIRE CO. Hwy. 61 North Tim Hull <!haiili:r "The Itclceis" Disney C'umedy Mil Suttmlay OWl, SHOW "THE APE" with llmls Kurlnir lllsney Cinmitly Si'imlio' ami Monday "MARINE RAIDERS" with Vat O'llrlen, Holicrl Hyari and Illllll JJlJ.WC.) KKO News l.uln Comcily War Production Board calls for big drive to save WASTE PAPER Friday anil .Saturday ; • Double Feature • 'THE APACHE KID" wllh !)on "lied" Harry ami, , , ', "YOKEL BOY". with ',,,,'',',,','.,.:; AILi-rl Dcliliar & Joaii'l)avls ' :itlAlj! "(i-Men vs. the Ilhck Drugim." < • ' i ;' * Comedy Sunday and Monday - •• 'EAGLE SQUADRON" wllli' : • "•" Itolicrl Slack & Jon Hull .•. Universal News ;.••• i>. Comedy ' •• •" • '" New Theatre Manila's Finest > Shows Ni(?lilly'8:00 P. M/. Mutinccs ., .,, .,'.,...Saturday & Sunday ,,, Best Washed Air^ Cooling System I''ridny •> • •> ' . •• "BOSS OF RAWHIDE" . ,»'»h.., , .,Dave O'llrlcn & .Mm Newell Serial & Short " '•' Saturday. '!'... "CANYON CITY' ullli ' : Don "lied" Hurry ' Serial ,t Short •• Saturday OWL SHOW 'WIERD WOMAN" wiiii" Chancy" ; 'in: •yuluttcil Shorls (:,. ,.;; Sunday iind Monday 'MAN U'illl ' '' micliacl O'Sliea "' v I'ox News \- Shorl '"'• Thh It wkat Chairman Donald M. Neltot tayi obovf th* paptr Aarlagti 1 Buy Your Winter Supply of WOOD and KINDLING While It Is Availoble. PLANTATION OWNERS' SPECIAL PRICE ON 100 RANK LOTS! BARKSDALE MFG. CO. BlythevilJe, Ark. phone 2011 fkt y ivr For Good Insurance Call W. M. Burns Agency, Ph. 3361 - Writing complete Automobile Insurance, Phlc GI.iss, Workman's Compensation, Public & Contractor's Lability and Tire Insurance on anything Insurablo. W. M. BURNS ,11 ENNC sL ndS ,, flMa nll-toP^* inunvv.^-— - .. Tjainouo Ztf&SS%^«» •very body. Bnd atho U3 and othenlcmB- ^°or«fe,^ 25 WAR PLANTS CLOSED! At we go to press, about 25 milli making war product* out of paper hav« had to close down. Are we going to let them slay closed? Or shall wa open them again with a community drive to save wosta paper ... and keep right on saving it? you know the answer/ We MUST swing those 25 doori wids with tilt bigge«t «v«- lanche of old boxes, corrugated paper, cartons, bags, nowspapers and magazines, that this city hai ever leonl We MUST organir* our friendi,., our children,.. everybody who hai a loved ono !n the Armed Forces . . . everyone who wants this war to end soon ... in victoryl Get going right away on that paper trail! A BUNDLE A WEEK SOME BOY.'S LIFE SAVE N«w>p>pern Fold them flat (tha nif (be paper bor Kill tbem) and (!• them In bundle* about 12 Incbc4 high. M.i.jin.. .nd BooXn I' ' is"! '? b !r{ 1 " •bout 18 Incha hlib, Corruiitad «nJ Cir*. WnUbitktt Ptpir bo.rdBox...ndC.rtonM (W,.pp. ".*p• V FUtun them om «nd d* IteA flints tat pack jhMlnbuoai««»bo«li ' downlti«bo«MbaoiUe. lacn« hi*h- • &> ^._. j. ^- t.. . ,-j uunu IUB UOK ox DQDCUC* K thit It an U curlod. U.S. Victory WASTE PAPER Campaign Open 7:15 Show Starts 7:30 Friday nnd Saturday 'Across the Sierras 1 wiiii Mill lillioit & Liuna Walters Sr.KIAI,: "Desert Hawk" Shorl Saturday ••' Midnight Show Starts 11 p. m. 'Pistol Packin' Mama 7 .. .with . .... .',-'. ,. ,:~ Kutli Terry & Robert Livingston Selected Sj 1'a r;i mo tl nt • Sunday & Monday _ \ CtARK-HUTTON-ANDERSOS j JOHN tlOGElV • AUN HME • WUtlAM »!IN t^^VJ h 0!IMi t DAVES • s.,.» n» >r c rariniounf News l ,\rf Selected Shorts "-

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