The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 18, 1940 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 18, 1940
Page 5
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mm ms Germans Believed Using Camouflage Copied From Nature CINCINNATI, O., Dec. 18. (UP)— Utilization of 'protective coloring and shadows is the Nazi secret of camouflaging big gun* which blast across 'the English Channel, ac- ccrtlmg to Dr. isay A. Balinkin, University of Cincinnati color expert. The art of camouflage is used to hide effectively the German guns on the rocky north coast oi France in the vicinity of C*pe O'ris-Nez that English 'scouting planes have been unable to locate them, Dr. Balinkin said. Two basic principles of camou- -Hage are being used by the Germans, he explained. The first involves painting'the guns to match their background as much jas possible, usually with a mottled effect. The second principle is the use of obliterative shadowing. "In this method the-camouflaged object is painted dark on top and light, on the bottom, which does much to blot cut shadows on the object," Dr. Balinkin said. "Many fish are colored in this way to escape their natural enemies." Dr. Balinkin recalled that dur- ing the Worid War the Allies tried bright color camouflage on their warships. "This was abandoned as ineffective when it was learned that the German submarines were equipped with color filters oh their periscopes which cut out the jumbled colors leaving only the solid outline of the ship," he revealed. The art of camouflage as practiced in modem warfare is believed to have originated in France,''.although the French probably borrowed the idea from the American Indian and African tribes who used the idea centuries ago. The first war-in which camouflage was used extensively was in the Boer War in South Africa In 1899 to 1902. according to Dr. Balinkin. BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS vere also made for physical examinations of Company M mem- oers. Company M's Ranks To Be Swelled By Trainees Company M. Mississippi county's National Guard unit, is to be increased in strength to 205 men. it was announced following plans- made concerning administration of various companies at a conference in Ccnway. The 11 vacancies now in the company win be filled before (he company leaves early in .January for Camp Joseph "T. Robinson, Little Rock, to make 123 members, and 82 more will be chosen from the selective service draft after arriving there to make the full new strength. Col. Ivy w. Crawford. First Sergeant Paul Damon and Sergeant Ralph Farrar attended the meeting of officers and non-commis-j sioned officers at which time plans Mrs, Laura Lewis Burk Dies Tuesday Nif ht Mrs, Laura Lewis Burks, who lived in and near Blytheville all her life, died at 6:30 o'clock Tuesday night at the .home of her daughter. Mrs. Irene Taylor, with \Vhom .she lived at 627 Clark street. She was GO. Related to many families who hfivt Jjv«d . in cms .seciion for a long time. Mrs. Burks was widely known. t The flev. Alfred Carpenter, pastor First Baptist Cl\urch. will conduct .services Fridady afternoon, 2 o'clock, at the church, with burial in Elm wood cemetery. All of the 'pallbearers, except Raymond Zachry. are relatives of Mrs. Burks, They are: John Pra- zier. Paul Burks. George Payne, Maynard Stiles and Marvin Kiu- wright. . Menibfrs of her immediate family are: eight sons and .daughters: Mrs. May Gilles of Lu.xora, Isaac Lewis of Si Ices ton, Mo., Mrs. Taylor. Alvin Lewis- of Brooksville, Fla.. Earl Burks of Persall, Texas. 'Mrs. WiJma Mick of Earle, Thomas Burks of Detroit, Mich., and Chester Burks of Blytheville: five step- tons and daughters: Mrs. Gerrie Payne and John Burks of Blytheville, Mrs. Lucy Johnson of Chaffee, Mo., Ellis Burks of Detroit, and Alva Burks of Chicago: two sisters. Mrs. Taylor Wicker of Blytheville. and Mrs. Ben Norman of Brownsville. Tenn. Holt Funeral Home is in charge. R«ari Courier News want ads. Courier News, Farm Families Are Honored (Continued, /rom Page i> in the four states, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. West, of Potts Camp, Miss., won thfe Tenant Sweepstakes trophy and the $250 cash award after tying awarded $100 for the Mississippi tenant winners. The Extension Sweepstakes Trophy for producing the sweepstakes champion was awarded to County Agent D. V. Maloch, who was lor- merly in the extension work in biyuieville, and Mrs. oenudlue G. Orrell, of Greene county. Certificates of Honor to 234 county winners were presented by state agents from the qualified counties —50 in Arkansas, 35 in Mississippi, 26 in Tennessee and 12 in Missouri—to make winning an Arkansas contest even more enviable because this state has the largest Dumber of entries. A number of counties participating failed to select winners before the deadline Oct. 20 to make thtyn Ineligible for prizes. W. C. Tongue, editorial "writer of The Commercial Appeal, \vos tonstmaster for the elaborate affair in which Mr. Durham. Frank Ahlgrcn, editor of that newspaper; C'apt. Enoch Brown, vice president oi' the Memphis Publishing Company, Jack Locknit, managing editor of The Commercial Appeal, leaders in the Memphis Chamber of Commerce and state extension leaders from the four cooperating states also took part. All of the 800 present were guests of The Commercial Appeal for -the clay. Germany's Sign Of Trouble Ahead An average of four earthquakes bcxur daily in Japan. Here's the inside storytf When motorists on .German myuvays approach n gas or rest •* J .1 ! 1/"l»1 r* ... ,3 ™-». — ii >!_ ana see a yellow and sijjnaj.. iike that pictured . they pull up S ho,-t. The J-J 11 ' 6 wai "™0f that an air ~ "— ! —— • A ' , * .__ Read Courier News waut uck * When you try a new Ford, you'll find something very much more than just an improved ride. You'll find an entirely new Ford ride! A soft, level, gentle ride ... front seat or fear, over good roads or bad ... that's fast becoming one of 194IV-most talked- about developments. Here are some highlights on how this new fide was achieved. Never before in Ford history . . . perhaps never before in any one new car ... have so many major new developments been applied at once to riding comfort in a new car. INCREASED WHEELBASE and springbase io tlie T 4l Ford car provide rhe basis for a better, softer ride! NEW SPRINGS both front and rear are softer in action, slower in what engineers call "vibration periods!' - -v^^ •*#&$&. ***&*&&& y" 'y. 'fr f '~ A NEW FRAME 100% more rigid than before, cuts body-and-frame "weaving," increases com- fort'and quietness. "v."< "v* ^ ^^»\ • V^"" '>-5- <^ ;s ./. ^..*:, .»• ^ * \\ " - •»'*,v*.V NEW BALANCE between front and rear spring action levels the ride— reduces "pitching ".over bumps. NEW SHOCK ABSORBERS perm it softer adjustment, front and rear thaa ever before. perfected by Ford, makes it possible ro use softer springs, more flexible shock absorbers and minimize sidcsway. MASSIVE NEW BODIES on '4l Fords have up to 1" greater Seating width, bigger windows, greatly increased rubber cushioning. , ,?^ .><*•«> '*« <:l ^ Eetthe facto'and'you'llget a YO U R DEALER GET IT at ISAACS Gifts from Isaacs' are always gratefully received ... our -selections arc complete aud you know thai Isaacs' prices will -fit your Christmas budget. You'll fiiid many, many appropriate tfifts here for men, women and children. VVnoJ Tweeds itiid Worttted itV ihe Hek>:»n's newest psittcrhH and models. Frkcd cxccfidinjiif low for Curlee Suits $0/150 PREP SUITS $14.95 16 $19,75 CURLEE TOPCOATS JNtierimi.»Un ff men who know ihdr . 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