The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 23, 1950 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 23, 1950
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?AGE TWO BI.YTHEVILI.K, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Nobody Asked the Corporal Where He Got the Steak—They Just Ate By WIU-IAM KAKVAKI) i. SOMEWHERE IN KOREA (IPl— Nobody asked Cpl. Louis DeMar- ;tlno where he got those steaks, Not even his superior officer, Lt. Morgan Murphy. ' f In this battle-whipped land. H'here you choke down • C rations -three^ times a day, soldiers drool even at the sight of a tough old .rooster running across the road. .' And there was the corporal with 15 steaks, tender, jnicy, and each three Inches thick. What Murphy asked was: "When do we eat?" The two members of an airborne division knew It wouldn't do for word of the steak* to get around their own unit. In deep secrecy they drove to a neighboring town, found a mess hall where they were unknown, and had a little talk with (A) the captain of the mess, and (B) the mess sergeant. The captain and Ihe sergeant, were stunned with delight. In exchange for a steak each they promised to prepare, reverently and lovingly, a sleak dinner that night and a steak breakfast next, mornine. Dinner Served by Sergeant The wonderful dinner was served personally by the sergeant on schedule, behind locked doors in the kitchen. The steaks fulfilled every promise. Murphy ate two, DeMar- tlno, a grinning.- husky 20-year-old from 80 South Broadway, Yonkers, N. Y., had to be restrained from eating three. Ivfurphy, 29. a blue-eyed 1M- pound graduate of West Point who halls from 4634 South Emerald Ave., Cliclngo, jlpped coffee and smiled. "You are a miracle nun, De- Mnrlfno," said h«, "and one of these years, say 1054, you ought to get a promotion ou of this," It was a moment of much contentment. Such eating crowded from Ihe minds of these two men all Ihe discomforts of this bleak and frozen country, rt was a time for talk. A Steak for Breakfast First it was settled that both Murphy and DcMartino would have another steak each for breakfast. Then it was agreed that the three oilier members of. their support company fire-direction section — SRI. Murry ':. Eccleton of Detroit. Cpl. Stanley P. Nentar?. of Oswego. N, Y., and 'cpl. Charles Hannah ol Asheville. N. C,.—deserved a couple of sle.iks each. "We parachuted In the same action at Sllkchon Oct. 20 and vt arr old buddies," DeMarlino said. "We | live together and we nose around each other's mall and we have lived In some pretty cagey holes in this country." Factory Office Fixed "Right now we are fixed up In the office of a factory, we scrounged sonic beds and we have a stove and we have even fixed up an outside latrine with * roof. We are pretty comfortable, one of us generally has a magazine and he has to read the others to sleep, it's a rule. We had good quarters at Pyongyang, too. But,;" moved us out Into the a burp gun factory. „ ._„.,,.„ comfortable, living In foxholes, but there wasn't any guard duty to do out there and you didn't have to shine your boots and there wasn't some high officer on your tall all the time." Murphy's eyes grew wide. DeMartino grinned ind said. "When I was talking about high officers I I didn't mean you, Lieutenant sir." "You just lost that 1954 promotion," the lieutenant replied. h ris t ma s Straight from the heart comes our wi»h OWENS DRUG Lepanto Mayor Succumbs After Heart Attack I.EPANTO. Dec. 23. (AP)—Mayor J. N. Bonds, prominent, civic leader and Jaw enforcement officer here /or the past quarter of a century, tiled suddenly «t his home here Friday night. Death was attributed to * heart attack. Mayor Bonds had suffered from heart trouble for 15 years, but continued to be active. He had been In his office Thursday and later did some ChrLstma.s shopping. He suffered the attack Just aji h« walked Into his home. Bonds first was elected mayor In 1925. The people of the town recalled him in the early 30's to .serve »s mayor and lead a crusade against vice. He returned to the mayor's office four years ago and had Just been re-elected for another two years In November. H« Is survived by his wife and lour tons., Louis. Howard W., Vernon, and Harry Bonds, and one daughter. Mls» Marlene Bonds, all of Lepanto, Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon >t 1:30 In Lepanto. State Employees Face New Taxes LITTLE ROCK, Dec. 2.1. t/r,— Slate employes who are furnished food and housing will begin to pay federal income tax on it Jan. j. Comptroller Lee noy Beasley said heads of various state institution! have been Instructed to place a cash value on subsistence furnished to employes. He said that would be added to their salaries (or federal Income lax purposes. Principally affected will be the state hospital where about half of the 1,100 employes get subsistence. Most state colleges, the penal farms and the Boonevilte and McRae san- atorlnms and other Institutions also furnish some subsistence. Beasley estimated the new ruling would add from 1360 to $1,000 to the taxable salaries of affected em- ployes. l , y** • v v. Mississippi County Lumber irncri out one a day. as against ic four to six weeks normally required to build a wooilen or metal boat of similar specifications. The new process utilizes a combination of Laminae, a polyester resin, and Fiberglas reinforcing mat It results in a single seamless, leak- proof hull and deck which never needs painting, caulking or other ;ostly upkeep. The boats will require only about ane-fifih the maintenance work and • necessary for comparable wooden or metal craft, according 'a Carl Decile, president of th e •ompany which has been building for seven generations. The hulls are formed in molds nd each cruiser has a molded-in ilastic gasoline tank, water tank, Mass-Production of New Plastic Cruisers May Revolutionize the Small-Boat Business SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28, 195« By NBA Service NKW BEDFORD, Mass. — INEA) —DB.stlc cabin cruisers. 24 feet long are being built in this one-time whaling city under new mass production methods which may revolutionize manufacture of small boats for civilian and military use. boats are not new, al- 'thev are generally limited to rowboat or dinghy size. A few bigger boats—one as large as a 40- foot yacht—have been built on a :ustom-m;ide basis. With the new streamlined pro- lurtion methods Just developed however, 24-foot craft could boa /*"%** :•" ftgS*i t./_-; CUT-OUT: FJbrrglax sections for plastic cruiser's hull are sliced out like cloth. Icebox and sink which defy rust and corrosion. In durability lest*, the boats have been exposed -jr long periods to alternate soaking and sunbaking, AM, IT.AV AND I.ITT1.K WORK: That's the rial,,, made for .his 24-foot plastic cruiser, which never has to be painted. Wounded Army Doctor Holds Physicians Should be Fighters By JAMRS .1. WASHINGTON. Dec, 23. W)_ A twice-wounded doctor who Is In the trained to fight. The doctor Is Capt. Peter S. Scoies of Oceanport, N.J. He left Korea Nov. 11 after serving through much of the war's toughest fighting. He was with the 7th Regiment, of the First Cavalry Division. Scoies spoke at the Pentagon daily preiis briefing. "The aid meh- ( ,(enlisted. medical personnel I , fought,., like^infantij-'- rotaled his hand In the airl and •say 'Thank God for that guy.' "Please don't forget the, role of the helicopter. We didn't have enough of them. We need more and larger ones." Dr. Kcole.s was enthusiastic in describing- the valor of his aid men. the courage of the soldiers they were taking care of and the success of the front line medical aid program. Humming up the medical problem Scoies said the disease rate wa! attributed aken In dis- and buried In sand, and allowed to stand moored in Ice. all without• III effect. Should the hull become damaged by rocks or other objects, it can be repaired easily with plastic patches. Cost Is similar to wood or tnclal boats of similar design — between $4500 and $5000 for the 24-foot cruiser. But Beetle predicts a small boat revolution because the plastic model will put cruiser ownership 1 within a cost-maintenance range of thousands of families to whom boat upkeep has previously been too costly. Cor Prices Rise SINGAPORE -MV- The present trade boom sweeping Malaya together with the shortage of new cars coming into this country Is bringing higher prices /or secondhand cars. Dealers say prices have risen from 10 to 12 pe;- cent in recent weeks. Here Is our wish to all our frl«ndj-th»i this may be the Merriest ChrUtmat «v«the Happiest, Healthiest and Moil Prosperous New Year of alL Biship's Grocery & Market 214 E. Main Merry Christmas i i < SHELTON MOTOR CO. and thank God I'm alive. "I had a .45 (pistol) at my side carbine over my shoulder "and a couple of grenades in my damn icep." Beyond saying he had been wounded twice, he didn't discuss his own case. Recommends Combal Course! Dr. Scoies said he had made his recommendation for basic combat training for medical men to a «r of Army surgeons before whom he was called to discuss medical prob- ems In combat. The doctor explained that the Geneva Convention of Conduct of War permits medical men to,carry arms, shoot it necessary to defervtl themselves or to protect wounded n their care and to do almost ei crything that a combat man does for ills personal defense. Dr. Scoies became enthusiastic In discussing the use of helicopters In evacuating \vounded. "Tile helicopter — thank Heaven for the helicopter—that is Ihe most ;rat.if.ving piece of machinery I ever had the honor to ride In. "Sometimes we had to move our wounded forward because we had J.vpasscd pockets of the enemy. We'd •sec the old chopper coming (and he May joys beyond description be yours for Christmas and the New Year. Pau! Burks Carrier No. 3 The spirit of mir business is a friendly one—so when Ijollei tli;ni now, during the joyous Yulelicle season, to extend our heartiest wishes for a Hjipjiy Christ- msis and a Successful Now Vciir, Rustic Inn.

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