The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 26, 1940 · Page 3
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1940 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.V COURIER NEWS War's Lightning Strikes Twice Every Recruit Receives Chance To Show His Aptitude WASHINGTON (UP) — The young man who joins the Army these days stands little chance of remaining a simple, rifle-carrying infantryman if he knows radio, the workings of a gasoline or die.sel f-ngine, or even if he can operate a typewriter with reasonable skill. Almost any skill is being welcomed at centers where raw recruits are taken into the military machine and selected for the various branches of service. Every effort is made to avoid .the wasteful 4', World War practices in which a ' good mechanic was turned into a "' cook, or a typist into a blacksmith. Every man taken into the .service is carefully interviewed and all his past activities, including his hob- bie.s, studied. His record is placed in a card index file for ready reference. He will, as far as possible, be put into the work for which he Is most adapted or in which he is most interested. Soldiering in the machine age at times resembles school days more than it does man-size occupations. Every school facility is being used to the utmost and new schools are being created. Tank School at Fort Knox At Port Knox, Ky.,, headquarters of .the armored force, a whole row of school buildings is being .set lip. In some classes, student soldiers— many of them new to the ranks- see a tank motor taken apart and assembled. It is not a simple matter of fixing parts, but of learning • what makes the intricate machine SO. and why. fe In another class motorcycles are repaired and rebuilt. At another, , young soldiers hammer away at typewriters, learning to become company clerks. One section devotes itself to the intricacies of radio of the various tvpes used in the armored force. Another works over the task, of learning to send and receive messages in code. While the army may lack the machines which these men are to operate, it is wasting no time in training soldiers to use them once they are available. Classes are expanding rapidly and ultimately will instruct as many as 800 men at a time. The lessons will be expounded by instructors talking to four classrooms at .one time through/-.a loudspeaker system. More Instructors Needed With their education completed, the most aderjt will, be .sent to their organizations to act as instructors. The others will return to their units to apply their traih- (t*/ Training of aviation mechanics is proceeding at the same rapid pace at Chanute Field, III., a long established school. Education is not confined to enlisted men. Even the. generals are going to infantry, field artillery, cavalry and other .schools for '•'refresher" courses. Reserve officers on active duty are pursuing the same course to fit them for the commands which they must sometime occupy. Tn the 2d Armored Division at Fort Benning, Ga., reserve officers on duty in each company take weekly turns commanding their unit, under the supervision of the •regular army officer who is in actual command. They have months of actual training on their own resoonsibility in this way. ^ When, next spring, the division $' is divided to serve as the skeletons of new armored divisions, they will go ^o their commands fully imbued with the training needed to make efficient officers. The arm" believes that it will do a better job than it did a generation ago in training officers and men for the World War. Manila Society—Persona! __ T Mrs. E. Clayton and,her daughter, Doris, wear cheerful smiles in the above photo because war's lightning struck at them twice—but they escaped unhurt. A bomb struck thoir London home but thcv were safe in their Anderson shelter. They moved to new' quarters, taking the shelter along. They're pictured after it saved them again when their second house was blasted. Britain's Women Come Through The going is pretty rough, but this English woman enthusiasm is undampened as she speeds on her way.with a military message. A member of the Auxiliary Transportation Service she's one of thousands of women performing arduous war work 'which releases soldiers for other tasks. Negroes Eager To Join Army Roll The Dice SPREVEPORT r La. (UP)— : Boxcars" on a pair of dice isn't lucky —exceot to Richard Lans. who with six- other Negroes volunteered for army service imder the Con- scriotion act. The quota for Cartdo Parish was four men . and the first volunteer ^had already been given a place, so Tt'he Parish draft board staged a dice game—the three winners to be enrolled for service. Emanuel Burns, first man to handle the dice, banked a "nat- uraJ" seven off the baseboard of the draft headquarters room. It was then that the board officials .decided to pass the same dice around and that hiph dice won. Joe Perry' shot a three—and was • out of the army. Willie Tisby rolled a 10. his brother George followed with an 8 and Leon Collins tied him with another "Ada from Decatur." It • looked as if they were "in" when Lang, last man, up, breathed on the dice and let fly. He rolled two sixes — boxcars, bane of crapshooters, but a boon to him. He wanted that "free meals and thutty dollahs a month." •^; Cdlins and George Tisby rolled - - off the tie, with Tisby earning a place in the quota by throwing 9. Read Courier News want ads. Claims Gmners Renting Lands, Says Excessive Rents Charged Tenants CABUTHER5VILLE. Mo. .Dec. 2G.—Charging that excessive rents are assessed rental tenant farmers in this comity, the Pemiscot County AAA office, located in this city of which Claud Downing is county chairman, this week publicly urged Pemiscot County farm leaders to take immediate steps toward rectifying the "serious problem" before tenant fanners were forced off farms and into relief rolls entirely. The County AAA office stated that ginners are renting iarge tracts of land, paying rents in advance, and sub-renting to tenant farmers at considerabie profit per acre. Landowners were eager to rent to ginners and other big- acreage renters, since the .rents would be paid in advance, instead of owners having to wait until the fall crops were harvested, as in the case where lands were rented to tenants, "Spirited bidding among the gin- ners for acreage tracts." said the County Office spokesman, "is causing rental of lands to advance at an alarming rate, which high, excessive costs the tenant farmers are forced, in the long run, to pay." The .tenant either must pay the high rents or quit farming, it was pointed out. and rather than stop farming, many paid the excessive rents. The AAA spokesman 'said considerable inquiry had been directed into the problem, and that an "alarming increase" had been found where tenant farmers were quitting the farms since they were unable to pay the high rents assessed by the sub-renting agencies. The spokesman said also that the Pemi- scot County AAA office had received more complaints from tenant farmers and sharecroppers regarding the excessive-rent cost than had been received by any other county in Missouri. Pemiscot Registrants 10 Per Cent Delinquent CARUTHERSVILLE. Mo.. Dec. 25.—The Pemiscot County draft board plans to take action against approximately 130 delinquent registrants in the draft, according to Jim Sisk, draft board clerk. Sisk stated Tuesday that about ten per cent 01 the 1300 questionnaires sent out have been returned unclaimed, the registrants having moved without properly notifying the draft board. He said notices of delinquency would be mailed the delinquents, and if no answer was had then, the cases would be turned over to the United States district attorney. Sisk said Tuesday part of the delinquent notices had already been mailed out, and the rest would be mailed in a few days. Read Courier News want ads. FURNITURE Leavine town & selling this furniture ridiculously cheap—one piece or all. 4-ptece walnut bedroom suite. Breakfast table & chairs. Twin beds & chest drawers. Davenport, chairs & ottoman. Porch glider, table & chairs. Two 9x12° rues! several small rugs, small stands, tables, mirrors, pictures, utensils, shades, curtains,- drapes, lamps, etc. . Also 9-piece solid oak dining suite & 4-piece blond maple bedroom suite with box springs & best grade mattress. These two .suits latest style & nearly new. Dare say none other as beautiful in Miss. Co. Shown by appointment Wed,, Thurs., Fri Sat & Sun. Phone 299 or inquire 701 W. Ash. Woman's Society ol' Christian Service Tlie Woman's Society of Christian Service met Friday aflwnoon at the home of Mvs. d. 11. Ashu- bi annur with Mrs. Myrtle Brown as iVhostess. Mr.s. Ashabranner's home was beautiful \viili Christinas decorations. The lably had as a v-enterpiece a number of miniature Christmas trees surrounding a larger one in the center. The table way also loaded with gilts thai were brought by the individual members. A tree graced one end of the living room and the whole hou.se radiated the Christmas season. This was the annual Christmas party of the society. Thirty ot the members were present. Mr.s. H. M. Heeman presided at the business meeting at which time plans were discussed lor the sending of the Quarterly reports. It was also decided to have no meeting this week. Mrs. Fred Needham, Bible Study leader, introduced tin- new Bibit- study, "Jesus and Social Redemption" at this meeting. A large number of the members took part in the dismission and. the l?ible reading. Mrs. Jack Tipion closed the session with the presentation of the tour chapter of Matthew which was discussed by the group. The hostesses .served refresh- in en Us of cake, .sandwiches and coffee. Gifts were piesented to each member of the Society that was present. * * * Uirlhduy Club The members of the Birthday Club honored one of their members. Mrs. G. Mike Jr., Wednesday, when they met at the home of Mrs. E. C. Plceman for a Luncheon. Fifteen members were present. Mrs. G. S. Adktnson was a visitor. The club members presented Mrs. Mike with a gift because of her birth anniversary. •r -f * Home Demonstration Club meets The Home Demonstration Club of Manila met Thursday at the home of Mrs. Don Tatum for an all day meeting. The members quilted two quilts for Mrs. Tatum and Mrs. Amos Decker. The members arranged a pot luck luncheon at the noon hour which was enjoyed by all. Mrs. Fred Needham, president of the club, presided over the business meeting. New officers for the coming year were discussed. Names will be announced soon. At the social hour late in the afternoon, gifts were presented the members from a lovely Christmas tree. The club will have its next meeting at the home of Mrs. W. A, Themie. Mrs.' Cora Lee Coleman, county home demonstration leader, will give lessons on furniture upholstery at that time. * * * Many of the teachers of the Manila school have departed for the various homes to spend the holidays:. Mrs. Lillian Shaver, principal of[ the elementary school is spending the holidays with relatives in parts of Tennessee and at Blytheville. Miss Carolyn Haley is at her; home in Blytheville for the week. Miss Doris Bingham has left for her home in Grenada, Miss. Miss Alma Bremmer is at home with relatives in Stuttgart. Ark. The primary teachers. Misses Margaret and Elizabeth Pinch are spending the holiday season with their parents in Jonesboro. Among the students home for the Christmas holidays are: Miss Edythe Tipton of Harding College. Searcy, who is visiting her parents. Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Tipton; Miss Jeanne Fowler and James Fowler, who are attending the University of Arkansas are with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. w. Fowler. Mr. Fowler is superintendent of the Manila schools. Miss Joan Roscnburg, a student at State Teachers College in Memphis is spending the holidays with her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Roscn- burg. Joe Ashabranner of Detroit, Mich arrived in Manila this week to spend the Christmas holidays with his mother, Mrs. Ida Asha- branncr and other relatives in Manila. Mrs. Joe Newton of Detroit. Mich., was called to Manila because of ther death of her brother, Sees War Ending In Socia'K 'Revolt honins, Ark., is visiting INT mother Mrs. EJlle Glissou. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dowoll and children of Plat River, Mo., are •spending the week visiting Mr. and Mrs. Blythe Ch 11 dross and oilier rein lives in Manila. Glynn I ; Ynvlcr, who is a toucher at ilj(> muck Oak school, is spending Die Christmas season with his parents, Mr. and Mis. W. W Fowler. Mr, and Mr.s. Carl Moore and Uuuiihier, joun, of Bakersvlllo, Calif., have moved to Manila to make their home. Mr. Mooro is a brother ol Kip Moore who is the imnwgn- of the Manilii Lumber Co. Mr. and Mr.s. Riulmnj FOX have lotunu-d from a visit, with Mrs. Fox's parents in Marion, Ky. Alton Tlioinn.s. who visited his parents, Mr. ,, ml Mrs vallee Thomas, la.st week. ha»; returned to hi:; homo in Washmp.on, D. c. PAGE THKEE visititti- Mr. and Airs, Kou«.>rL Fi.shor and other H-lativc.s in Moncttr Sunday. Missouri Wildlife Code Changes Effective Soon F a m c d biographer-historian kmil Ludwig covered his eyes as he mentally contemplated the state of the world during a recent interview in Los Angeles, 1 Cal. Declaring the war would end in social revolution," starting in Italy, he prophesied "It is the end of the groat capitalists, of th.2 lords, of the great cities." , Mo.. Dec. 21J.— IVimsail County spnmnum mm- b(M.-n itdvLsod ol' sovvral changes of iho Missouri Wildlife and Forestry Code, which l>ifcoin<«s «>n«:i:tlvf; Jan. 1. 1041, UmlL . r n ,n nus oi the State CoastM-vailon Commission. HC«»rdlii|j to Information received here Tuesday. The major chunks Include: Lost hunting und fishing permits Sift - - Accurate Tour. Prescription Fowler Driii Co, M*tn £ Flnt Pfa*B» 141 may be duplicated for only 25 per cent of the original cast, Instead of 50 per cent as charged under the 10-10 code. Non-resident fishing pcrmiUs will be extended to 10- day periods, four days longer than Permits of last season. Daily Lake of minnows by fishermen will be Increased from 50 to 100. and carp minnows will no longer be protected by law. Drum, .slu'ep.shead, white perch and croaker will not. we classified any more as "tiame 1'Uh." Under the new regulations, 1'toli of any spi»cie.s may be taken from Lake of ' the O/.avks and Lajut Taiwycomo from March 15, to Dec 1 . 'Jl, except In producing areas thereof designated nnd pasted by the commission. This Is a one-month extension of iho fishing season for these two prominent Missouri fishing .spous. Other duvntfc.s include a new regulation under which rabbit.';, legally taken, may bi: .'itored jr- commercial reirl^cration houses and commercial storage plants lor not longer than.30 'days.following the close of the prescribed open season. ' Because their -.roots creep into sewers and water mains, poplar •trees are forbidden in New York City. Read Courier News want: ads. Try Our'Barbecue RIBS - They're Delicious Ole Hickory Inn Wert Optometrist "HE MAKES 'EM SEE* Over Jo* IMUM»» 8Utr» Phone 540 . FOR SALE SHIBLEY'S BEST FLOUR Barrel ....... $4.80 48 Lb. Sack $1.25 24 Lb. Sack #5c 50 Lbs. Lard $3.15'. 100 Lbs. Sugar ... .. '$4.70: C. ABRAHAM Phone 816 Jess Morrow. She will remain over for several days to attend to business interests. Mvs. W. p. Turner was called to Pcrtagcville. Mo., this week because of the illness and .-death of her sister. Mrs. George Cole. Mr. und Mrs. Carl Lewallcn and son, Wayne, of Little Rock, visited friends in Manila Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Ashabranner and Mrs. Homer Srarns were in Memphis Monday attending to business interests. Vincent Lay of Webb. Miss., is spending the week with his family in Manila. His wife plans to return lo Mississippi with him Thursday. Mr.s. Jess Horner and daughters of Blytheville spent Monday as guests of Mrs. Gerald Wallace; Mrs. W. S, Stalion of Scales Mond, 111., arrived Tuesday to .spend several days with her daughter. Miss Blanch Stalion and other relatives in Manila. George Fox left Sunday for Pulaski. Tcnn.. where he will spend several clays with relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Cattwood and Mr.s. Stotts of Jonesboro were attests Sunday of Dr. and Mr.s. H. D, Robinson. Norman Rnwls who is employed at Webb, Miss., is visiting his faraj- ily here. He plans to return thci!c Thursday. i Mrs.John Sparks of Caraway was guest Sunday of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Tipton. Mr. and Mrs. J. M' Bollingc'r and daughter. Mrs. Clyde Gooclson. aivj Mr. Goodson ol St. Louis, are visiting relatives nncl friends in Miss Juanita Guyman of Poca- many colds from developing Colds may he prevented—often—by the early use of 1'enetro Nose Drops. A sure provision of "stitch-m-time"aicl. And the hirgc supply costs only, 25e. NOSE DROPS PENETRO HARRISON'S AUTO PARTS & GARAGE SERVICE STATION General Repairing, Welding Acruts from Red Top Gin BUSINESS FOR SALE If you are interested in one of the most modern up to date Grocery Stores, equipped with a complete Meat Department, doing a fifty thousand dollar business annually, it will pay you dividends to write or call the owner. MR. 0 P. TILGHWOH Wardeil, Missouri Phone 2030 or Write P. 0. Box No. 851, Blylheville, Ark. THI$ IS ONE SALE I'M NOT WIN* 70 MISS/

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