The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 11, 1968 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, May 11, 1968
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Vsgt tm — Blythevilte (Ark.) Courier News - Saturday, May H, 19» Astrological * Forecast * By CARROLL RIGHTBR- Co detannlne rent forecast, note paragraph opposite dates wUc» Include jont birth dato. SUNDAY GENERAL TENDENCIES: The morning is unusually good for getting the answers that you need whether at spiritual sources ; or through whatever studies are of special interest to you at this time. Make a point later to avoid taking any chances whether they have to do in motion or with others who are in an argumentative frame of mind ARIES (Mar 21 to Apr. 19) Dp something constructive and tangible about those intuitive flashes. They will be to your advantage in A.M. Take care ^qii do not annoy a good pal later in the day. Rely-strictly on judgment tonight. TAURUS (Apr. 20 to May 20) You can come to a real meeting of,'minds with a usually irasci- bte.partner, but control your temper with others later who are in a peculiar mood. After A.M. success; do not spoil it by doing something foolish. Be poised. . GEMINI (May 21 to June 21) An early morning start planning your duties for the day and week ahead is wise, al- thoiigh after lunch you may find all does not work out just as : you wished it, but it is for the,, best. Be cooperative with associates. Show great efficien- CHILDREN (June 22 to"!'July 21) Morriing planning for .social or other amusement is'.ne.cessary so that the evening can" go beautifully for you, oth- enyise it could be difficult. However, do not be extravagant Then be especially industrious. -LEO (July 22 to Aug. 21) If you show those dwelling beneath your roof that you are interested in their plans, you come to a real understanding Get rid of whatever has causet contention at home before this Relax in P.M. and have fun. : VIRGO (Aug. 22 to Sept. 22) Oiit to the services you really like in A.M. or study the highest precepts that can be mosl inspiring. Morning can bring some message that pleases, bul there may be a little trouble later on. Be steadfast. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct 22 McNauEbt Synncat* IB*. rder. It is important that you iave a clear picture in your 25 Years Ago Today.., •••.-••-. '$$&'($&'•<•< >' { •:••.' ^ Japanese Annihilated from Attu Island EDITOR'S NOTE-George N. jover the side into the bobbing Meyers, sports editor of the Seattle Times, was a GI-sergeant correspondent for Yank, the Army weekly, when U.S. Doing whatever requires knowledge of monetary matters is im porlant now, but be sure you are not extravagant later. Bal ancing the budget is good, so apply yourself seriously. Then you add to your abundance. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21. Making plans for the days ahead is possible in A.M. a. well as taking in some form o .pleasure, but later you are ap to misjudge the actions of oth ers. Don't-get depressed late • steady. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 t 'Dec. 21) Morning is fine time for handling those secret mal ters and maneuvers that brings more success in the days ahead. Put that fine mind to work constructively. Some meditation kindles your irnagniation. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 lo Jan. 20) Get to work on that plan that will improve conditions around you and to meet new 'people today. The early part of the day is best for the social. Assist those who are in need tonight. AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 to Feb. 19) You can handle that situation in the busy outside world that requires you do so personally in the morning, but do noth- ing'to ruin your reputation later. Look out for competitor who is envious of you. PISCES (Feb. 20 to Mar. 20) Out to the services of your choice where you get inspiration now and for days ahead. Don't get taken in by some foolish ideas someone gives you. However, a good friend does give a good idea in A.M., which should be studied. IF YOUR CHILD IS BORN TODAY ... he, or she, will be one of those fortunate young people who, early in life, has it very easy, but then is also able to plan the future most wisely for himself, or herself. Nonetheless, it is important that upon reaching maturity your progeny does not sudden-, ly'change course or there can be difficulty the rest of the life. MONDAY GENERAL TENDENCIES! Think in termt of thorn Ideas *ith which you are enthusiastic about but which need revision. leek to p* them to workablt ject from them. Your new al- ies can help you most at this me. ARIES (Mar. 21 to Apr. 19) Out to some place where you get a new slant on how to gain 'our finest aims more easily. Jse that scientific knowledge you have as well as new gad- jets that can be very helpful. Jet ahead! TAURUS (Apr. 20 to May 20) ?ind an improved method for better cooperation with usual lartners, government officials md other personnel. Give heed o your inner feelings that give «>u the key to better relations. 3e smart. GEMINI (May 21 to June 21) Get in touch with associates and find out what is expected of you as well as what is best ;o do in the future. There is wpe of reconciliation with one you love. You must be more eminine, or masculine, whichever the case may be. MOON CHILDREN (June 22 :b July 21) Instead of procras- inating as you are inclined to do, get right down to work at land and get it done. Please ligher-ups. Take that exercise, other treatment that improves your health. LEO (July 22 to Aug. 21) You need not travel far to get he recreation you want dur- ng your spare time and get rid of tensions that are bugging you. You have more success vith one you like romantically. Show that you have a sense of mmor. VIRGO (Aug. 22 to Sept. 22) Make plans for the future very carefully now and do whatever pleases kin most. Get out and buy those items that it is necessary you have. Do something to insure greater security in the days ahead. LIBRA (Sept. 23 lo Oct. 22) Doing whatever makes you feel you are doing just fine where partners are concerned is good. Get statements out accurately, lave correspondence With right people, telephone, etc. Improve health. SCORPIO (Oct 23 to Nov. 21) Now is the time to pursue right ideas to improve financial standing which will establish better relations with kin. Plan how to gel regular benefits in the days ahead. Show that you are sensible clever. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to 1943, to fight the only land battle of World War II on American soil. On this 25th anniversary, he tells of the strange and hellish 19-day struggle that resulted in virtual annihilation of the 2,649-man Japanese force and loss of 500 American lives. By GEORGE N. MEYERS Written for The Associated SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) Twenty-five years ago. today, the only land battle of World War II fought on American soil began —four days late. D-Day was May 7, 1943. The troops were ready, though scarcely impatient. They huddled in ships lying off Attu, the last misshapen blob in the necklace of ugly islands stretiSj- ing from Alaska's mainland almost to the Soviet Union. But the fog was unpenetrable. Four days the men waited. Then, when the troops did go landing boats, the weather was worse than ever. It was a strange, disturbing sight. Scrambling down the nets were tanned young men, trousers exquisitely creased, fresh from desert warfare training at Ft. Ord, Calif.-the 7th Infantry Division. Attu is rock, reef and tundra, 17 miles by 40. It is so close to Asia that only an artificial zig in the international date line keeps it in the same day with San Francisco. Rain and the storms leave it eternally wet and nasty. Even in May, ice crusts the ponds at night. What brought that ill-equipped force to the remotest tip of North America was a Japanese frustration. Eleven months earlier, in a feint toward Alaska, Japanese planes bombed Dutch Harbor. They were driven off by planes from a secret American base at Cold Bay and Umnak. Japanese troopships heading for the Alaska mainland turned back. They unloaded at Kiska and Attu. It took nearly a year of is- JACOBY ON BRIDGE 11 NORTH *J975 ¥86 4A53 48632 WEST EAST *63 A2 VKJ93 V107542 «QJ2 •10761 + AKJ10 4975 SOUTH (D) AAKQ1084 VAQ 4KQS Both, vulnerable West North East South 1* Dble 2* Pass 4 4k Pass Pass Pass Opening lead — 4> K Dee. 21) You have to go after aims in a more positive and clever fashion now if they are to be truly effective. Be clever and get them working properly. Out to the social to make the contacts you want and need. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 20) There are several situations that need to be solved quietly now so do it after some study, then come to the right decisions. One who comes to you for assistanse should be helped. Don't disappoint him, AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 to Feb. 19) You are your highly gregarious self now but do only for those whom you'v* known for a considerable length of time. Get that aim clarified in your mind. Then get it working on the right track. .. PISCES (Feb. 20 to Mar. 20) Now you understand if you are making the right impression on higher-ups who can be instrumental in helping you gain your aims. Get some modern gadgets that can help you to work more efficiently. Be smart. IF YOUR CHILD IS BORN TODAY ... he, or she, will be one of those clever young people who will want to get into every kind of interest, hobby imaginable and there is such a feeling of independence in this chart that the career here wants to get started early. Slant the education for work in foreign countries or with persons of different culture. We don't care how well or how poorly you play bridge. You always will make many mistakes. But the better the jlayer, the fewer the mistakes, akes. South's four spade contract would be arrived at in almost any game. Even if North failed to give an immediate raise, South would bid along strongly. The defense would start with West playing ace, king and jack of clubs. South would ruff the third club and most declarers would draw trumps and lose the heart finesse. Later, these declarers would lose a diamond and say something about finess- es always losing for them. Today's South was a better player. At trick four he led a trump to dummy's jack. He ruffed dummy's last club, played one more trump to pull the one outstanding and led his eight of diamonds. West played the jack. Dummy's ace won the trick. South led a diamond back to his king and West dropped his queen of diamonds under the king. West could see an end play developing and wanted to keep from being thrown in. If South held the 10 of diamonds West would have lost a diamond trick but would 'Still get his king of hearts. Since East held the 10 of diamonds, when South played the third diamond East was able to gain the lead. East led a heart and West's king set the contract. South's play was good from a technical standpoint, but expert South had not played the hand as well as he might have. He had drawn a blueprint of his plan of campaign and expert West had stayed out of the trap. Real technique would have been, for South to lead his king of diamonds as soon as he ruffed that third club. West might still have guessed enough to drop a diamond honor, but we doubt if he would have been that alert. land-hopping in the Aleutian chain — including unopposed landings at Adak end Amchitka —to mount the task of wresting Attu, part of the then Territory of Alaska, from enemy occupation. In the fog of May 11,1943, mini e r o u s amphibious-Jariaing boats lost their escorts and hit the wrong beach. For the Yanks; there really was no right beach. Attu was an eerie spectacle; Fog swirled at the snowline on the sharply rising crags. There, invisible, hunched the Japanese, with machine guns, mortars and rifles. Minutes after the first wave dug itself into the tundra, white- faced GI's clustered, peering at an object on the moist earth. It was a hand, all that remained of the first American struck by a mortar shell from the mountains Young men who, days before, were laughing over a beer in the Ft. Ord PX knew there was a war on. As wars go, it was a vest- pocket affair. It lasted 19 days. For 500 Yanks, history never will record a bigger war. They died there. Eleven hundred more were wounded. By official military records, there were 2,649 Japanese on Attu. Of those, 2,638 died, including their commander Col. Yasuhiro Yamazuki. Eleven were taken prisoner. The night before the landing; a handsome young captain from Ladysmith, Wis., enthralled an audience with hilarious tales of war maneuvers in Louisiana. He was Regular Army, the type who adored military tactics' and logic and was confident that they would make him indestructible. On the morning of the invasion, a colonel jabbed a finger at a relief map, at a rise called Holtz Pass. "At 2 o'clock this afternoon," he said, "I want my Jeep right here." Yard by yard, ravine by ravine, crag by crag, the GI's evicted the Japanese from the snowcrested skyline. At noon on the seventh day, they reached the summit of Holtz Pass. No jeep ever made it there. Neither did the colonel. He lay in a hospital ship offshore. By then, the sleek de/ert troops from California had been joined by scruffy soldiers of the 4th Division, veterans of months o! battling mud, rain and wind at Bother Aleutian outposts. The support troops slogged ashore in homely rubber shoepacks. Hundreds of the early invaders already were casualties, crippled with trenchfoot, victims of the soggy mass which STRAWBERRIES By The Crate Or Pick Your Own South of BIytheville Fields Located 9 Milee on Hwy. 148 SULLIVAN BROa BURDETTE ANNOUNCEMENT BLYTHEVILLE AREA PLUMBERS ASSOCIATION Has Organized for Better Plumbing and Better Plumbing Means Better Health. WE PROPOSE TO DO THE FOLLOWING: To advance the latest and most improved methods of Sanitary, Plumbing, to better protect public health. To aid in any public information program that emphasizes the dangers of un-sanitary plumbing* To promote our association, our members and our area in any manner to reflect credit . Let it be known that the fallowing membership has pledged compliance with the Plumbers Code of the Arkansas State Board of Health and are charter members of the BIytheville Area Plumb* en Association: MEMBERS: Frank MeOrnder, Free. I, E, Eatmoa, T.-Prn. Steven Batmen, See.-TrtM. Jim Holme. JUKI Curler Sober* Myen M. t. Edward! In Nicholas Clove Nlekolf Dan McGradar Jeff Heiter, Bd. Chairman Bill WIIHnne Lewta Mare Jack Buck Loren W. Mjen, Bd. Member Janet A. Outer, Bd. Member Bennle Nlehoto, Bd. Member a. F. Steward, Bd. Member HONORART MEMBERS: Cart AbercnmMe J. 0. Fanlk the mud and tundra made of their sharp-looking leather com. bat boots. Day after day, subsisting on cold C rations, the Yanks dragged artillery pieces higher up the slushy slopes, blazed away with rifle fire, crawled in wjcno MONDAY, MAY 13 2:30 ALL ABOARD Hello Son! Helto Dad! For preschoolers. 3:00 JOURNEY So Small My Island. Highlights of Japan. 3:30 THE BIG PICTURE . Weekly Report. The U. S. Army in action around the world. 4:00 WHAT'S NEW Sturbridge Village. An ordinary day at Sturbridge Village ; Mass., in the mid-nineteenth century. 4:30 AUTO MECHANICS Generator and Regulator IL Mr. Pinette continues his discussion on the charging circuit of the automobile. 5:00 FOLK GUITAR Program 13. Laura teaches "The Erie Canal" and the F chord. 5:30 ECONOMICS No Place Like Home. A look at consumer economics. 6:00 ON HEARING MUSIC .The Voice of the Violin II. History of the violin from the 17th to the 20th century, with host - performer Robert Koff. former member of the Julliard Quartet. 6:30 WHAT'S NEW Sturbridge Village. An ordinary day at Sturbridge Village, Mass., in the mid nineteenth century. 7:00 ALL ABOARD Hello Son! Hello Dad! For preschoolers. 7:30 CHANNEL 10 TRAVELS So Small My -Island. -Highlights of Japan. 8:00 A MATTER OF PROTECTION • The United States Public Health Service in action. 8:30 THE FRENCH CHEF Piperade for Lunch. 9:00 NET JOURNAL To Be Announced. with bayonets and dug the Japanese from their tunnels, foxholes and machine-gun nests. There came a night when all the surviving Japanese were squeezed into a pocket in a cove called Chichagof Harbor, There Col. Yamazuki posted an historic order: "We will attack and annihilate the U.S. forces." Thus was launched the first of the suicidal "banzai charges" which later in the war became standard desperation tactics by the Japanese. In the foggy predawn, Japanese streamed from their hideaway, shooting and screaming. They swept through the American forward bivouac, firing wildly into tents, jabbing them with bayonets. When dawn broke, the war on Attu was over. Japanese who. had not fallen to American fire had clasped grenades to their chests and pulled the pins. Among the identifiable bodies in that dreadful panorama was that of Col. Yamazuki. Another was the indestructible captain from Ladysmith, Wis. Three months later, 30,000 American and Canadian troops stormed ashore at Kiska, 249 miles east of Attu..The only casualties were invaders who, in the fog, mistook each other for Japanese. But the Japanese—5,000 of them—were gone. Under cover of fog, they had sneaked away. North America was free of its only foreign invaders this century. Today Attu is the site of a Coast Guard navigational station. The cloud-shrouded battlefield is strewn with the rusted debris of a long-ago war. On a ridge overlooking ths foggy sea is the grave of Col. Yamazuki, marked by a plaque erected four years ago by mourners from Japan. Only the falling-down iron huts, decaying shell-casings and rotted boots .memorialize the Americans who fell there. By Lines ...By You EDITOR'S NOTE: This column Is for use by the readers. Mat- terlal submitted will not be returned. Memorials to deceased persons will not be printed. All material should be typed and double-spaced and Is subject to editing. Writers should sign their ntmes and. In the cases of students, should : give their age. Names will be withheld on request.) COLOR POEM What is green? The grass is green With little flowers In between. What is yellow? Pears are yellow They are pretty, ripe, And mellow. What is gray? The sky is gray . On a very Rainy day. What is pink? A flower is pink With some juice For the bees to drink. By Kevin Davidson AGE 11 HERMON C. JONES Easiness Men'* Assurance Co. 555 So. Perkins Extended Suite 404 Ph. 682-9641 Memphis, Tennessee insurant for Estate Planning Key Man - Partnership - Corporation - Group Pension - Retirement - tlospjtalizatlon. MINIATURE NOW OPEN AT WALKER • PARK Hows: Weekdays 7 to 11 Sat. 2 to 10 Sun. 2 to 6 Mother's Day May 12tb It's Mother who kisses away our tears, And gives us the courage to face the darkest fears. So, whether we're near or apart On this day, or any other, We each give to our Mother ths jratef id gift of a love-filled ASSOCIATION 200 N. Second 8t>

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