The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 13, 1944 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

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EIGHT '" Rushing Supplies For Invasion forces BIA'TIIRVILLE (ARK.) COUUIKK NKV/S Youngest Ul S. Admiral Always On Toes; Catches Japs Asleep KANSAS CITY, MO <U P )— Army • prdtirfncf depots have been ojdeiedMo get all overseas invasion shipment to the ports of embarkation "sooner "than possible," according Ib'.Maj.-A. H. Gardner, Jr.< commanding of/leer of the like City Ordnance Plant near here "Don't;'Miss Die Boat" Is the rallying cry (or the gigantic supply program that'is now going forward at top speed. Other slogans used in the current drive are "Firepower to our Boys is Tonnage Delivered" and "Tonnage Delivered Is our Victory." Nilfht Work (lie Riilo Commissioned officers are wearing overalls, and are working nl night in the, warehouses—in addition to their regular duties. Some have been detailed to give all their (line in getting the shipments oil'.. There Is no discrimination, Maj. Garner said. Rank docs not count with any activity that Is concerned with -picking ordnance supplies out of bins, packing them, and rushing them to the ports., Army ordnance civilian employees also are jiinlng in the rush program by: volunteering lo work at night without . compensation, tlie Major- reported. At. the Lcltcr- kenny Ordnance Depot, Chambers-- ^biirg, Pa., giant thermometers have 'been set up.which indicate, day by day and week by week, the goa'l and .(lie actual tonnage shipped out. Each .warehouse Is in competition with all other warehouses,' and the achievement of each warehouse crew is appropriately recognized on the impailial thermometers. Hundreds of Carloads The Letterkenny Ordnance Depot's March' schedule called for twice its normal dally shipment tonnage, Maj. Gardner said. , . The Raritan Arsenal, Metuchen, N. ,-j.; recently made 6,045 separate shipments : of ordnance general supplies mid spare parts in one month. The total tonnage represented hundreds of carloads containing 2li,TC; ui.Vrint packages for 119,170 different types of items, officials report. The magnitude of the spare parts and general supply problem confronting the 40-odd Army ordnance depots today Is shown by the fact that it takes 900 spare parts to keep each General Sherman tank in operation for .one year, Maj. Gardner explained. These spare parts ore calculated in sets, one set being the number of parti required to service 100 tanks in the field for n year. The shipment of a complete set of 90,000 spare,parts requires 16 fully i loaded freight cars. Nearly 2,000 boxes and crates are required to crate a single set and. more than four miles of steel strapping are needed to bind them securely. ' By NEA Service WASHINGTON. — It wns (lie youngest full admiral In the Navy, 57-J'ear-olcl Raymond Ames Spru-',' ancc. who was in over-nil command of air and amphibious lorces which have scored two series of sensational victories in the Pacific. In PcH- ruary, his ships ana planes knock- \ cd off Kwajaloln and Rol, then Eniwetok. And a few days ago, reaching within 550 miles of the Philippines in a scries of raids, his forces rolled up the greatest success since Ilic battle of Midway. Spruance had been confirmed as a full admiral only on February 10. But in his brilliant strategy, catching the Japs fliU-foot-cd, he proved Ills right to wear four stars. As a vlcc-nflmli'fll, nc had shown his lacllcal skill In all the opera- ' lions of the central Pacific. He was 1 In command nt Tarawa and Makin In the seizure of the Gilberts. I Before that, he was out of the news for over a year, He had been In conuuaiKl of a task force at the Battle of Midway, In the late summer ot 1942, when a big jap Invasion force was caught and turned back with heavy losses. He got a Distinguished Service medal for Hint, but along with It'he was appointed chief of staff to Admiral Chester W. Nlinitz, and he-had to give up Ills bridge for an office In Honolulu. PLANNED NEW ATTACKS But It was there .that he worked out the plans which he himself was lo carry out as commander- in-chicf at the Gilbert and -Marshall Islands invasions, and later In the attacks on Palau, Ynp, Wo- leal and Ulithl. For his job at the Gilberts lie was .awarded n Gold Slar In lieu of a second DSM. Among Navy men Admiral Spruance Is rated highest as a master tactician. Unlike most of the higher officers in the Pacific area, he is not an airman, but his handling of combined amphibious and air forces has set the pattern for all such'opcratlons. He is lean and of medium height. B nco • officer. Appointed to Annapolis In 1903, although his father i>nu tried to Interest lifni In West joint, he saw IDs mst service on mo old Iowa. Then he was assigned for engineering Instruction. He was made a lieutenant commander in i'J17, and during part of the war was executive officer on the uss Agamemnon, hauling troops back from France. That was interesting, he once confided, but no way for n righting man to make a living. CAPTAINED KATTLESIIlr There followed the usual run of assignment* given Navy officers as part of their training and experience to ill tljcm for any situation. 'He finally commanded the USS Mississippi, his first battleship captaincy. In 1038. Outbreak of the SCCOIK! World | War foun ( ] hin in Puerto Rico as head of the new 10th Naval District. He didn't Bet to Pearl Harbor until early in 1912, but there' he saw the wrucknue of Pearl liar-' "or rebuilt Into the greatest fleet I ever to put to sen, with himself as Its commander. Admiral Spruance was born In ashore is in Indianapolis, Ills wife and their daughter Margaret, named after Mrs, SpniamT. arc now in Monrovia, Cal. He believes In luck. At Tarawa, TJIUKSDAV, AI'iUL 1U, Baltimore, but his permanent home the mistakes and the bail luck there. At Kwajalcln, Ho), Enlwe- tok, Palnu. Yap and the, rest, Uick was good. And he never leaves off working to improve his luck. His other precept Is Hint no one luck was bad, But'he learned from iaTh'wortlng togclheMs wl'm^wlns! ••, Woman lluU'Jicr Popular CAMDJ5N, S. C. <U.I'.)—One of the most popular s[iots in Cainden these days In a grocery slore which sports a woman ))ul<:)ier—Mrs. J. 11, Ardls, whose husband Is over- Leather Shortage Worse CHICAGO IU.P.)—This country is now entering the most acute phase of leather shortage so far experienced, reports Hide Leather ud Shoes, the Intennitlunal shoa til Admiral lEaitioml A. Sgmunce Hts eyes have the gray of the sea and his strong face the Ian that (joes with service In the tropics. He drives nil the time, himscll as well ns his men. lie is restless, pacing up astl down an office when lie Is ashore, dllng (Ive miles or more on deck when he Is at sea. When he does relax, to sit in n chiitr, It is usually while he is listening lo n recorded symphony, He came u)> through the Navy with considerable service as an en- YOII lircatlic freer almost Inslnnlly as Juut 2 drops Pcnclro Koso Drops open your colu- clogt'ci! iwsa lo eln your hond cold *nlr. Caution: Use only 05 llircdcil. 25c. 2'i llmea »3 much for /JOc. Get I'oictro Nose J>ro[»s Mice, porcupines, nnd squirrels eat discarded deer anUers, rich In minerals. . £a,Women!NoPep? orn Out, Exhausted, (Wart New Vitality at 21 to 60? The things you want la know about bus travel these days are no farther away than your telephone. Greyhound's phone information clerk will be glad to give you fares and departure times—and to suggest days and schedules when the most bus seats arc usually available. As a rule, it's wise to go in mid week—and by .'choosing the less crowded periods you help "even up" the demand for seals and assure yourself greater comfort. It will pay you well to get full information In advance. 100 N. fifth I'lioiic '111 4 ?i n Wm'w \rv f-'f* * i: t '."-rraiBEta Greyhound Bus Terminal GREYHOUND This Week's FURNITURE SPECIAL BOX SPRINGS AND MATTRESS AT THE PRICE OF BOX SPRINGS! This week only we will sell you a 29.95 box spring full size, and one $14.95 501b. All Felt Mattress, both for $29.95. in this way you save the price of the mattress. Here is the way it stocks up: 1 Beautifully Upholstered CERTA Box Spring , . i Full Size 1 60-Lb. All Layer Felt Isle of Paradise Mattress THIS WEEK'S SPECIAL BOTH FOR ...;;.. Hubbard Furniture Blythevide/Ark. West Blaln Near 2!at St. B»t. ilarts 12:45; Sun, K (urt. l:4i Nlfihl slinw* 5:45 Except Monday, open* 6:43 Ciiiillnuiius Kliow> Sal. »nil Him. Last Time Today Double Feature RINGS ON HER FINGERS with Iltniy l-'omla ,t CJcne Tieriicy ami "I MARRIED A WITCH" with Prcdrlc .March * Veronica Luke'. Fridny and Saturday Double Feature 'WESTERN CYCLONE 1 with HIISUT Crublie &• Al "Fuzzy" SI. .luhii 'TOMORROW WE LIVE' with Kicnrdn Cork-/. & Jeiin Parker Serial: "Hun Wlnslmr of the Coast Guard" Comedy NEW THEATRE \ Manila's Finest Shows Nightly at 6:30 MATINEES Saturday & Suudap at 1 Last.Time Today ' 'BOMBER'S MOON" nith (leorgc Monlfiomcry '. 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