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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 7, 1940
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SATURDAY,. DECEMBER 7, 1940 BI/VTFIEVTLL12 (ARK,) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREE Handiest Trick Of The Year ' m American Daredevils Are Not Imitators Of Foreign Quite Troops By WILLIS THORNTON NKA Llerviw Stal'l' Correspondent FT. BEN N ING. Ga.. Dec. 7— Do you hav<; an itch to jump oui of . speeding airplane ai 1500 fool, earn ing heavy weapons, and comp do\ n fighting? Lotri or men have. The 501st ' Parachute Battalion, now tr;ii-->- ing here, has a lonu wailing li of volunieer.s. Fifteen officers and 412 enlisted men, all volunteer. 1 ;, are 'practicing ui Pi. Benniny, lor liie kind ol warfare thai .served Germany so well in the Netherlands and Belgium. It's nothing new to ihrun ''for the U. 3. army be=>an expeii- with this .sort of attack May Pniilt. Ritiirmt I .oil, uiui Betty Joan Bums. , Those making it perfect .score in spoiling are: Roclgor Lum, June Millhorn. 'Keen Norris, 1' Ann Chitwood, Howard Robinson, Ruth May Fruitt, Blllle Clone Prlvett, Wellie NoiJi Summers, Dorothy Hic«\ Margie Powers. Charles Wheeler, Betty Dell Brooks, Harry Frilzlus, Kenneth jiouti, Bonnie Jean Ooodrk'h. Carl Davis jr., Bill Fowler, Robert Crafion. Tommy Lee Love, Sn.sie i'ay lor, Carolyn Lem/enieh, Alan IV: ry, Mary Jo>ce Whittle, Jamie | Charles Pox, cary Mason and Bill H. I Tow II. S. Crime Is-Spread Around the Country' Newest- and, you may be .sure, very welcome, addition u> paraphernalia for football fans are these "intna- Inig" mittens. They're designed to aid and abet that fine old American sport of hold hands during football games and sleigh rides. The most amusing American-made glove set of the season includes a puu' of iur-lined mittens for a woman, another pair lor a man AND a double-wristed mutual mitten that's big enough for two hands, providing they are clasped together. The bundling mitten also is lined with fur. joining Lawson Field, the present 412 volunteers carry on their work. They ' learn to fold their own parachutes (if it doesn't open, pal, you have only yourself to blame). They take special calisthenics which teach them to fall and roll over with a minimum of risk. They learn to collapse their parachutes after landing, lest the still-spread canopy drag them along the ground. They learn to guide their drop and lessen the impact of landing by "working the shrouds." They learn to disentangle themselves from their chutes in the shortest passible time, and to be on their feet fighting in an instant. They will soon be taking pre-' liminaiy jumps from a 350-foot tower now being built. DANGEROUS— SO WHAT? Carat. William T. Rvder. with 17 SCHOOL NEWS SENIOK HIGH NEWS Sophomore Homeroom News A qtiis program was held in the sophomore class of Misa Elizabeth McHenry at the homeroom meeting Tuesday, in which the boys were victorious over the girls, Marie Wilson and Billie Brown were captains of the girls' and boys' teams respectively. "Plans for a Christmas celebration" was the theme of a roundtable discussion in the sophomore class of William Beswick at UIP homeroom meeting, Tuesday. Parachute recruit gets first lesson. Dropped in suspended harness in hangar, he , . «....» ; m£ 1928,, when 10_ infantrymen jumped '''from * r a plane at Clianute Field. That was long before Germany and Russia turned to the parachute. Even now they are not copying" the German technique, but experimenting on their own. NO FATTIES NEED APPLY The air corps thinks it's pretty "elite. The armored divisions have begun crowding it for smart, likely lads with more ability and dash j than the average. But the para- chuters—there's still another elite service. Look at the qualifications: in addition to regular army qualifications and' one year's service, the volunteer parachuter must have "demonstrated soldiery qualities, agility, athletic ability, intelligence, initiative. determination and daring," and must be smart enough to learn map reading sketching, radio, demolition, and several other specialized subjects, lie must be expert with his weapons. He must be not more than weigh not more than \t-Z~*— K'<*' v , Freshman Homeroom News "Activities of the student council" was the theme of the forum discussion held in the freshman class of Miss Jimmie D. Brock ai the homeroom meteing Tuesday. This group also discussed plans for their Christmas program. "Student council functions" 'was the theme of the reports given by Billy Cross and Ross Hughes in the freshman class of Miss Irene Morgan at the homeroom meeting. The former also discussed plans for contributing a Christmas basket to a needy family. * * • Present Assembly Skit- Sarah Lou McCutch'en and Bill Chamblin presented a brief skit in assembly, Wednesday, in which the j Mangrum.. Marie Nyers. Monroe Beshares, Harry Carter Parr. Richard Faughl. Fred Fowler, Billy Joe Clean. Jerry Haley; Berion Hampton. Edscll' 'llarber. J. E. Harrison. Randall Hawks, Johnny Henrn Billy Hyde. Aiiston Jenkins. Chns Ray Lutes,- Carl Mullin, Lawrence Hopper, James Vest. 7B3—Jere Reid, Bennic Rhodes, I Elvis Robinson. Charlie Nickol 1 Rose, Billy Shenrin. Charles Slayton. Mnynarcl , Stiles, Thomas Sylvester, Nathelcne Evans. Collene Reese. Frances Shouse, Patty Skelton, Mamie Jean Smith, Wilma Stone, Josephine Stover, Anna Earlene Sullivan, Berta Madge Vastbinder, Evelyn Wheat. Geneva White. Barbara Whittle, Betty Frances Woodson, Virginia Swear- j c-ngen. 8B1—Harry Ray Brooks. Billy Caudle, J. C. Cole, Billy Crowder, Billy DeLong, Byron Doss. Orvillc Elkins, Jack Smith. Edward Stiles, Evelyn Ashley, Mary Frances Cain, Bessie Chism, Dorothy Crawford, Mary Ann Smith. 8B2—Lloyd Jones, Juanita Ecl-j ington, Martha Lou Gwyn. Dorothy Hardy, Frankie Harrison, Jean Lamb, Betty Jane Smith. 8B3—Jack Marsh, Neal McCor- Fourth CJrmU 1 A play about a wedding was given in assembly Wednesday morninu by tin: fourth grade. The diameters were: i;l!de, Marthji Taylor; ^rootn, Jimmy Williams; preach t'r, Russell Phillips; best man. Jimmy Mendrix; maid of honor, Rumomt Crafton; brides maids. Jot- Ann Trleschmann, Betty Yoim» and Betty Nell Holland; i u.-;her.s, Wynn Gnuly. Don Smart, 1 Billy Joiner; father. Bobby Tarncr. Alter the play a clarinet solo was given by Jimmy Lowe. Choral reading, "in Come DC Animals" and "Pinmr Don Dirk ol Dal Dee" were presented. > .sonii, "Alice Blue Gown" wa.s .suns by the chorus with the vocal solo part taken by Marian Handolf Smith and Ann Wook. The Tonette bund played two numbers, "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" and "Whippoorwill." A Tonette ciuet, "Whispering Hope" wa.s given by Ann Wood Robberies per 100,000 persons Burglaries per 100,000 persons Auto Them ptr 100,000 pmoni SO fr 0»«r * 9.6% ARRESTS BY AGE GROUPS FOR FIVE MAJOR OFFENSES 30 to 39 25,6% TTTrrrrrr Crime map of thi? U. S. rewal.s the: incidence of robberies (i. e., holdups;, burglaries (breaking into : or entering), ami unto thefts per number of inhabitants in the various'geographic divisions of the country. Age 30. groups nrre.sts urnph .shows that approximately half of major offenses are .charged to.youths, under Tin 1 Mv(< considered here wen- murcC'r, robbery, burglary, auto theft and larceny. All figures art; for Ilrsi nine moiiUin of 19-10. and Jimmy Lowe. R. C. Allen wa.s master of ceremonies and Mrs. Cecil Lowe, accompanist. community stunt night for Dec. C ; was advertised. They impersonated simple, religious folks. w r ho disapproved of the dissipation of youth. They recommend the community stunt night as clean, wholesome fun. s e c Chickasaws Tendered Championship Party A party honoring the high school football team was given in assembly Monday, by all the students of the school. Captain Norman Mosley gave a report of the Forrest City game and introduced the members of the Chickasaw squad. After short speeches by Coaches Joe Dildy and Mitchell Best, and Miss Rosa M. Hardy, the team was presented with a three-tiered cake with white frosting on which mick, George Muir. Joe Saliba, Richard Wallace, Bobby Winters. Jackie McGhee. Imojean Moore, Charlene Panter, Mary Louise Reeves, Ruth Saliba, Marilyn Skel- •ton: • • - .7151 News Plans for a Christmas party were made at the meeting of home room 7B1. The following committees were appointed: program committee—Bobby England, and Cullison, Ramona Mary Ellen Crawford; decoration committee — Don Chamblin, Billy Dunasay, Frances Field and Carol Chapin. 7153 Neivs The 7B3 home room elected new officers Tuesday. They were: hall monitors—Charlie Nick Rose and Josephine Stover; reporter, Cheric Prevost. Names were drawn for a The following had perfect attendance records thus month: Freddy Caldwell, Max Graham. Franklin Hunt, Billy Joyner,.Jimmy Langley, Richard Lum, Sam Mil- llctvn. Donald Peterson, Russell Phillips. Frank Russell, Don Smart, James Westbrook, Jimmy Williams. Ramona Crnfton, Martha Ruth Davis, Mary Frances Galnes, patsy Hearn, Maxine Hill, Earline Hodge, Margaret Helen Hodge, Lillian Jones, Billie Marie Miller, Wanda Lee Price, Betty Reid, Anita June Stires, and Betty Young. The following had perfect spelling records for the six weeks tests: Fred Hanna, Jimmy Hendrlx, Franklin Hunt, Billy Joyner, Jimmy Lowe, Richard Lum, Don Peterson, Marion Smith, Bobby Turner, Ramona Crafton, Maxine Hill, Margaret Hodge, Betty Nell Holland, Wanda Lee Price and Betty Reid. ¥ * <f Fifth Grade In the arithmetic test for the second period, given by Miss Winnie V. Turner, Billy Ray Cheatham made high score with a perfect paper. C. G. Redman and .Dick Williams tied for second place while Charles Henderson, Jack .Horner, Jim Millican and beta Rose' Castile' made identical scores for third honors.- In Miss Turner's second spelling test, 27 fifth grade children had perfect grades, and the following have perfect grades for the year: Mildred Ann Short, June Buchanan, Billy Sam Berryman, Berry Allen, Jimmie Frances demons, Charles Henderson, Willagene Daws, Dick Williams, Jimmy Henry, Sallie Lou Cavashere, Dorothy Lum/Juanita Eberdt, Jack Horner, Steele-Cooter Society—Personal Mrs. Miller Entertains, Mrs. Sidney Miller Jr. was the hostess to her bridge club of C jot- er at a picnic party Tuesday n, ; ;;lu Popcorn In sacks was served duvlng .he games and at the close of tho evening Coney Islands, pickles, ol- ves, fruit cake and iced drink? were served. High scor«j award, bnfh powder went to Mrs. Floyd Wagstcr; second high, bath salts, went to Mr? Dick Mtchle, traveling prize, tolle water, went lo Mrs. Gus Coopei md bridge award, soap, went to Mrs. Glenn White. Mr. and Mrs. James Terry and children spent, Monday In Memphis shopping. Mr. and Mrs. Chester Gcslring of Memphis spent last week end here with relatives. Mrs. E. W. McCann and Mrs, L. E. Coper spoent Tuesday in Memphis shopping, Joe Russell, Mrs. Linnle Duke and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Lewis spent Tuesday In Memphis. Mrs. Ruth Ln.wh.oiv has returned from Gulf port, Miss.; where she visited her son. Elbert Lnwhon. Mrs. Elmer Jones has returnee home after a week's visit with hei sister at Bernle, Mo. Misses Louise Bcckham. Revt McCann und June Brown have returned to Cape Girardenu where hey are attending college after pending several days here with heir parents. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hundhauseh mve returned to their home at Memphis, Ark., after spending several days, nt Tyler with iiis parents, Mr and Mrs..'Fred Hundhnusen. NRW YEAR'S EVE DANCE Owen '/uek and His ORCHESTRA Sponsored by the Blytheville Bachelor Club City Hall which is to be His feet strike- the ground, but the upward pull has absorbed about half the landing shock. jumps already to his credit, is temporarily in charge, the commandant. Maj. William H. Miley, having badly injured his shoulder in an experimental landing with an unusually heavy load of arms. Wan-ant Officer Harry Wilson, a veteran of 15 years of parachute work, has been detailed as special training adviser. It takes only a month to make a capable parachutist out of a veteran infantryman. There's extra pay in it. and like any new service, it offers exceptional chances for promotion. Besides, there's a thrill in experimenting, in developing the techniques of a new service. So there's no lack of volunteers. Dangerous? One parachutist, dusting off his coverall suit after a set of "falling exercises." snorted at the thought. "The whole 1 army ain't exactly a pink tea." he 'snapped. was written Champs." in red. "Chicks Christmas • party held Dec. 18. B81 News Members of the 8B1 room have organized a Dramatic club. The following are (tie officers and committees which have been elected and chosen: Richard Rose, president; Gene Callis, secretary-treasurer and assistant director; Doro- Billy McFarland and Joyce Keith. ff •> $ ' Classes lo Present Program ,>A Christmas program "Why the. Chimes Rang'' will be given Friday, Dec. 13, by the fifth and sixth grades with representatives from the high school and junior high also taking part. A Folk dance will be given Monday by the fifth and sixth grades in the gymnasium. The\students in the school made the costumes. To Have Play Nights I Something new in Blytheville high school is "play night.s" which will- be tried out Thursday, for the first time. As yet it hasn't been decided how often "Play| m s: J. C. Cole and Harold Burgc- Nights" will be. All that is re- son - casting: Bessie Chism and quired of the students is that they Evelyn Stanfield, properties; Albert, wear canvas-top rubber soled shoes. Brackin. curtains; Sophia Har- There will be no admission charg- s^aw. costume; Maxine Evans and ed i Betty Ray Ellis, ushers. The other 'members are Jetta Stewart, Helen Delk. Guy Burks, Alvin Browning, and Earl Brooks. Work has been started on a play called "Clover Time." Gene Call is is the director. The room also has started a magazine library, which is in charge of Helen Delk. Richard Rcse. Jack Smith. Alvin Browning, The leather which the mothers thy Crawford, director; Shirley{and fathers donated money for is Barham, scripts; Bonnie Barker. | expected to be here this week. Ann Deen, Harry Ray Brooks, Jack Smith, committee to select plays: Mary Ann Smith, make-up; Evelyn Ashley, properties and cast- JUNIOR men NEWS Announce Honor RoH. The following were named on the honor roll for the last six weeks: 7B1—Chester Caldwell. Don Hunter Tells of Buck !n Role of Abductoi KENNEBAGO. Me. (UP)—This is j the deer hunting story of a buck which kidnaped a hunter and al- him from tell ins Pulls sharply upward on his ;shroud-lines as he falls, thus lifting himself before contact.... 185 pounds, and be free -of heart disease and abnormal blood pressure. Once passed on all these counts and having volunteered, he may join the 501st Parachute Battalion when his name clears the waiting list. In neat new barracks ad- most prevented the tale. Ernest Creamer of Greene says, and he insists it's true, he felled the animal with a rifle shot on the Kennebago river bank. Thinking it dead. Creamer straddled the buck Chamblin. Frank Demon, JefT Dcdson. Mary Sue Berryman, Betty Black. Carol Chapin, Joyce Damon. Frances Field. 7B2—Nancy Anne Holland. Harry Carter Fa IT. Billy Joe Gean. Jerry Haley. Edsell Harber. 7B3—Iris Ilene Peek, Bette Lou Phillips. Cheiie Prevost, Frances Shouse. Anna Earlene Sullivan, Virginia Swearengen. Ann Weedman. Barbara Whittle, Betty Frances Woodson. Donna Wunderlich. 8B1—Richard Rose, Jack Smith, Shirley Barham. Gene Callis, Dor- cthy Crawford. Ann Deen, Mary Ann Smith. - 8B2—Prentis Holder. Bill McCord. Jim Smart, Frankie Karrison. Mary Frances Nunn. 8B3—Joe Saliba, Becky McCall. Imojean Moore. Have Perfect, Records. Perfect attendance records were made by:. Sophia Harshaw. Ruth Anderson. pup ji s . Helen Delk. Billy Crcwder. and : Mary Ann Smith have contributed magazines. A contest was held in this room ^'tered" schoo7'in~7hVira~dI" LANCE SCHOOL NEWS Fifth Grade J. L. Walters from Half Moon, and Betty Mae Oliver from Oak Grove entered the fifth grade this week. This grade had the following •Thanksgiving program Wednesday morning: "Dick's Thanksgiving Snowshoes," Billie Wayne Plouchins: "The Pilgrim Fathers." Opal Bumbalough; "The Wild Turkey/' Charles Crews; "Little Pumpkin's Thanksgiving," Ida Mae Swift. •? ~ <~f Sixth Grade The sixth grade has three new Bibbs from Gosnell, Billie Walters from Half Moon, and Grade Jean Jennings from Springer, Okla. Beatrice Hall also for operations with his .knife. Im-; 7BI—Ben Abbott, Chester Cald- mediately the animal arose and raced with Creamer on its back. well, A. J. Caraway, Bobby Cullison, Richard Prichard, Murray Mc- The buck plunged into the river j Neil, Luella Bames, Agnes Sue with Creamer gripping its antlers! Benton, Billye Sue Burks, Rosana with one hand and rifle with the j Cleveland, Alleene Dallas, Joyce other. Half way across the river, j Damon, Hattie Eaton, Jaunita Ev- Creamer took a close one-hand shot j ans. Verna Mae West, at the back of the buck's neck,' 7B2—Josephine Helm, Sara Hodge, killing it. He swam ashore, towing Nancy Anne Holland, Maxine during the home room program i Tuesday. Billy DeLong was found to be the student who could make more words from the word "Christ- The sixth grade class took its regular spelling and arithmetic tests yesterday. Miss Winnie Virgil CENTRAL NEWS Third Grade The third grade room is Turner, the supervisor, gives these i tests every six weeks. ! The Lange pupils enjoyed the j performance of Mr. Lytel. the ma- ail i gician. dressed up waiting for Santa. On i Pupils who had perfect atten- one side of this room is a toy shop j dance for the six weeks session for which a store keeper is se- j are: John Bradley, Leroy Ford, lected every day and each child j Leonard Hammond's, Noble Lam- goes shopping sometime the day. ' Harry Fritzius has during bert, W. R. Pate, Betty Atkins. Martha- Lou Brown, Zelma Hall, Emma Jean Helm, Ruth Seay, drawn two scenes of the Shepherds and Wise Patsy Brake, Julia Waldraven and Men on boards. In the library is a. j Vannye Whitley. green Christmas tree decorated I _ and lighted, on the other side of { Read Courier News want ads. the room is a white tree. - j ^^_^^,^^^^,^^^^,^^^^ The following children made a his prize. James, Mary Frances Lowrey, Ruth perfect score on • the six weeks' arithmetic test' that Miss Winnie Virgil Turner gave: Alan Berry, Tommy Lee LGve, Bill Fowler, June Millhorn, Jamie Charles Fox, Mary Joyce Whittle, Harry Fritzius, Wellie Neill' Summers, Ruth FOR SALE 1 Fan Computing Scale $25.00 1 500-lb. Platform Floor Scale on Rollers $ 7.50 1 Office Safe $50.00 Call Mr. Dietrich 962\V The New r s Behind the News What do you find in the newspaper you are holding in your hands? On the front page, headlines; history bursting into shape before your eyes.... Then, on the inner pages, news you might not at first recognize as such .'.. pages of advertising from your local stores. Pages of merchandise . . . an assortment of wares so varied and so complete it would take you weeks to inspect it in person! News? Yes! Not to shake the world, perhaps, but important to matters you care about. The new 'dress Mary wants for the Prom (here is one illustrated — and you had no idea it would cost so little). Or Junior's new bicycle (you could not'very well have guess- ( ed that the sporting-goods store was having a sale!). Newspaper advertising saves you money — you can compare prices better than you could by store-to-store* searching. It saves you time — you can decide just where to go before you start. And it saves you mistakes—these goods are sold exactly as advertised! So read all the news in the newspapers! Sometimes the advertisements can mean more to you than all the foreign dispatches on Page One! •' ,

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