PACE'SIX* m,YTnEVTU>iD (AUK.) SB\VS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 191.) Return From Battle Held Isle For Nearly a Year HEADQUARTERS, ALASKAN DEPARTMENT <UP)—How a party of 10 : Alaskan Scouts—members of the famed "Castner's Cutthroats" platoon—held a remote North Pacific Island for 10 months, beach- combing for food and fuel a large part of the time snd without contact with the mainland, has been revealed, here. The scouts were sent to the tiny, cliff-girt island, midway between Alaska and Asia, to make certain military studies and to rcpoit 'any Japanese activity tint might develop hi this area. The Island was uninhabited, and its only previous occupants had beer, a fugitive murderer and three native women he had kidnaped from the. mainland and brought to the Island to share his hideout. The scouts arrived by \\arship In September, lost most of their supplies in the surf during the* landing and remained oil the island until v the following June, enduring savage storms, loneliness, near-famine and the bitter cold'pf the ice-locked north. ,Yet on-their return to this head ouaiters;'they were as healthy as bear cubs, and ns nonchalant concerning (heir long, dangerous vigil as if It had been a mere week-end ( mission : Driftwood Only Fuel The 10 are Sgt. Robert Garr, Salt Lake City, Utah, Sgl. Ben Schlegel, Bloomfield, la., Sgt. John McRae, Portland. Ore, Sgt. Lynn Walt, Wichita, Kan, Cpl Jacob Stalker, Noatak, Alaska, Cpl. Gcdrge Rucf, San Francisco, Cal Cpl. Ray Pemberton, Muskegan, Mich., Sgt. Jacob pleymk, mica, N Y, Pvt. John Blue, Kansas City, Mo., and Sgt. Harry Lyons, Morgantown, W. Va. '"The Navv put fuel ashore for us" explained Cpl Stalker, a full- blooded Eskimo, "but before we could carry it above tlic tide mark a stoi'm blew up and the surf carried the fuel away. So we had to rustle dnftwood all 'winter. This kept Us pretty dained busy, as the only nood that washes ashore on the island conies from Ilia mouth of the. Yukon, nearly a thousand miles distant." "The only company We had were the white foxes,'" Sergeant Garr said, "and one night they playet a trick on us that like to scared me stiff. We were expecting the Japs to come In and make a pas. at us. and so of course we had : defense plan nil worked put, figur ing on making the going ver rough foi them Well one night w heard* something in the grass be hind our hut It was a kind furtive sound—like . n man woul make .sneaking up for a loo through the window. That morr ing one of the men thought he ha iighlea the silhouette of a Jap sh out iii the fog, so. we all thougl this was it—an attack.'We grabbe our rifles and grenades and were makinfe a rush for the door, when I something hit the top of the hut with a tremendous'crash'—hit it so hard it felt.like it was coming in. "I .jumped outside, ready to throw a grenade at the first thing I saw moving. But there weren't nny Japs there—only white foxes. The little devils had gnawed through the rope guy lines of our radio mast, and that was what had fallen across the hut I.'ll bet we were the most relieved soldiers In the north." Shadowed by Bear Cpl t Stalker, the Eskimo', lad, is given unanimous credit by the others as being the star of the group Es.his experience in hunting ant fishing kept the party supplied will trout, codfish, seal meal and a variety 1 of ducks, cranes and geese There'was a period of 10 days, how ever, when Stalker says he was no interested in going hunting. ThL was when a giant polar bear land ed on. the island, apparently fron an Ice cake, and showed such un canny r cleverness in following th men^ about the Island without one exposing himself to rifle fire thn the m'en concluded the animal wa huntlrif; them, and that he had parenUy had previous experienc hunting humans. "It was a spooky business ha\ ' ing the bear laying ambushes lo us there in the gray winter twiligh and the swirling fogs, lie was a b brute,'too. The tracks ot his fro: feet measured 10 inches wide and inches long. Finally, he disappearc —got on another Ice cake, I gue: and went back _lo sea." The; worst hardship, the scoi 52 Registrants Leave Soon Let Us Spray 3omlng back to a Coast Guard-manned transport, after two days and lights of hell on the beach of Eniwctok, In the Marshall Islands, this Marine still has the light of lint tie In Ills eyes, as he peers over the mat-rail, his face erimey with coral dust. (Marino Corps photo from NEA.) 'Truman Committee' Goes to War (USAAF pliolo from NBA) Names of most Yank bombers involve pretty girls or implied destruction of the foe, but the B-2C Marauder pictured above honors the Trumnn Committee. Veteran of 44 missions, it is shown on return to 9th Air Force station in England/nose shattered by.flak nnd hide pierced by 14 Dak-holes, some of which are indicated • . by arrows. •/ ., _ ;:'.;. ;... Board A Announces Names Of Inductees For Army and Navy Fifty-two men from Selective Ser- Ice Board A have passed their final physical examinations nnd are wnlt- cnll to active duty. Thirty-three of the number will enter the Army, while 19 were accepted by the Navy. Those entering the Army ore:. Harold B. Wright, Joseph 1.. Pul- ghnm, Horace P. Johe, John H. Maxwell, Olof U. McMonlgle. Aubrey C. Blaylock, Hollls L. Moody, Lawrence I,. Pierce, Leslie A. Rhodes, Rene George, Mose E. Hodge, John W. Cox, Jr.i Swept. E. Stephens, Mervln P. allies, Raymond t). Skipper, Hnr- ilson Wells. Clyde T. Davis, Earl Sweet, Wilbur R. Oennlng, William E. Dunn James B. Forsyth, Carl T. Hampton, Samuel L. Glnsscock, Chcslej J. Cqpclnnd. Thomas W. Gltehell Billy Ci-owdcr, James E. Hensbn Fred T. McGregor, Morris E. Richards, Rota I C. Gibbs, Wlllltim W Burns. Henry" F. Mathenln,; Ernes' Flngg. '•.••• . Soon to be Inducted Into the Navv nre: William J. Whitney, James A Harrison, Thndcus W. Nicol, James A. House, Jesse F. McCalla, Wylcy M. Galr.es, Hay wood G. Pnrllow, i Morris Zellner. William E. Llndscy, George M. Cook, Otis M, Brown, Cecil L. Elam, Berncss H. Gann, jnmes T. Clbusc, latisel E. Eldridge, William-; M. Cameron, Jlmmie L. Arnold, Jr., Donald Hlckmnn, Clmrles W. Ingram. Marriage Licenses Marriage licenses Issued through he local County Court Clerk's office during the past week included: Sergt. Roy A. demons and Miss Mildred Marie Molt, both of Haytl, Mo.; Rudolph C. Williams of Manila, Ark., and Miss Guthle Ezell of Leachvillc, Ark.; diaries Junior Scymore and Miss Vciina Drrnley, both of Gobler, Mo.; Gus J. Campbell and Miss Claidine Rloas, both of Marston, Mo.; William' Odell Lauderdnle and Miss Lorene Louclln Slanksud. both of Brownsfield, III. William V. Irwing of Pa., and Miss Florence Mae Jeffries of Charles ton, Mo.; Delmai H Gillctt of Steele, Mo., cn;l Miss Dorothy Mahan of Blytltcvill Claude Jackson and Mrs. Cora Hurl, both of Hickman, Ky.; Merrell McKInney and Mrs. Gnlda Irene McKInney, both o( Slkeston do.; Joseph Henry Schnaulz and Mis'. Beatrice Schnautz, bo'.h o Ivansville, iiul.; Charles Hayt. Raglin of St. Louis,' and Mfs Cannalita Mae Stone of Cape Gi rardeau. , Henry Marrim Mayes ; and Miss "5?,1 Warm spring days plus nylon famine equals painled$ hose foi the gals, nnd one o! the I 'J first to get hei spnne painting t "done eaily is Paiamount tuticj Noel Neill. She's pictured gct-» ting a pair of "stockings" fiom studio painter and liis spray gun. Writer 93 Servicemen The United States Army buy PROVIDENCE, R. I. (UP)— As 11,000 different cotton items, ranger contribution to the war effort, ing from gun camouflage to hand- ,-year-bld Annnbellc Young of kerchiefs, rovidence writes twite-a-wcek tters to 93 servicemen. It all artcd when she promised her oldier-teother she would write to hn and lo all his buddies. greed, was a lack of salt. The rcater part of their supply was ost In the landing, so thai toward pring the only salt they hail was hat contained In their supply of •anned food. "I think the lack of ,alt was getting us down a littli' ilong toward the end of our stay here," Sgt. Lyons said. "When we first landed on the island, I couU! pick up a big drift log and carry it .0 camp by myself. But after 10 months. I needed help. Of course they may have been heavier logs I dunno." During their exploration of tin island the scouts fnimd a large prehistoric Eskimo village, never re ported before, and the wreck ot ni ancient Russian, sailing ship. The; also came upon the huts that hai been occupied by the fugitive mur dcrer and his kidnaped harem be fore the killer was apprehended BUI taken to the mainland for Irta They said they would like tn exam Ine the old ship in summer—bu were certainly not going to ask t be sent tack. SENSATIONAL Hold Everything Leg/on Plans Checker Meet Here Apr. 27 Checker players ot Dlythcville ami surrounding territory are sitting up late these nights practicing for tlic checker tournament to lie held April 27 at 8 o'clock at the American Ixglon hut. Sponsored by Dud Cason post Hie tournament will be held wltM the Idea of selecting a team to challenge teams from nearby communities which arc being organized by Legion mcmbcrt. Anyone desiring to enter the tournament may call John Poster at the niylhcvllle police station, Legion officials said today. Vul!tn£ v fov't,eap Year " SHERIDAN, Wyo. (U.P.)—COUI1- :y clerk B. B. Hume, recalling the ijcnting Cupid took In Sheridan county last year, Is hoping for a bttlei' outlook this leap year. He says than only 51 marriage licenses were sold in 1943. while 13 divorces were granted in the county lait year. in the course ,of an ordinary wash, a woman who does her laun- ... (try by hand lilts 632 pounds of <*. clothing. . Dell News Lula lo.; Jeff L. Smith and Mrs. iong, P both of Manila. Vliss Myra'Mae Nailling To Become Bride April 29 OSCEOLA, Ark., April 19.—The engagement of Miss Myra Mac Gaining to George Doyne Williams of El Dorado, was announced Friday night when Miss Julia Morrison. Miss Vivian Scurlock and Miss Vivian Patrley entertained at Hotel' Noble, In Blylheville. The marriage will be solemnized April 29. | The Colonial Room was decorated with variegated tulips and other Spring flowers, while the bridal motif was carried out in the pines cards, score pads and tnllisj used. A feature of the decorations was a miniature brirte and bridegroom arranged on the table. A buffet supper was served the 20 guests, with the honbree's place marked with a corsage of red c-ir- nations. Bridge and rummy were played during the evening. Miss Melavce Tate was presented with an imported cake server for high score, Mrs. Monn Moore received a billfold for second high and' Miss Bess Billiard was given crocheted sachets for iow score. Mrs. M. C. Stiles received a hand painted china picture for liifh score nnniny purize. Miss Nailling was presented with a chenille bedspread. The Women's Missionary Union ot tlie Dell Baptist Church met Monday afternoon in Blythevllle at the home of the Rev, and Mrs. Guy D. Magee. Following the opening song a prayer was offered by Mrs. A. J. Sigman. The Rev. Mngee gave the devotional from Isaiah. ~" ' Mrs. M.'W. Lewis was In charge of the program on the topic. "Preparing the Way of the I/>rd." Talks were given by Mrs. Bertha Gill, whir discussed "When the War Is Over," by Mrs. Beulflh Wlialcy, whose topic •as "Building a New World," and by Mrs. Bobby Priest, who talked on the subject ot "God's Grace Sufficient." Mrs. Beillm Gill closed the meeting with prayer. A salad' plate with coffee was sewed. The next meeting will he at the home of Mrs. Allen Hardin. .- Pvt. Joe D. Igleheart of Port Bliss .Texas, is spending all eight- ay furlough here with his parents, /lr. and' Mrs. W. I,. Igleheart. and is sister, Mrs. Don Atrton in Bly- heville. Private • Igleheart is with ,e Army Air Forces at Port Bliss. Pvt. J. T. Tate has returned to ils camp after spending ail eight- ay furlough with his mother, Mrs. 'annie Tate. First American flag to be flown •i Alaska was raised by U. S. Ma- Incs at Sitka on Oct. 18, 1807. Millions of Chinese keep grasshoppers in their homes as pets. Lemon Juice Recipe Checks Rheumatic Pain Quickly "No jelly beans again, eh? I'll be glad when this war's over!" Frances Franks, both of Haytl, j p Mo.; J. W. Edward Worthuin nnd " Miss Irene Cullum, both of Manila, Ark; Oliver John Kratz <:t Afton, Mo., nnd Mrs. Clara M. Field of St. Louis; Lieut. William Robert Hnrtigan of Burlington, Conn., and Miss' Msry Jean Af- fllck of Blythevillc: Ben H. Port- woo'.! nnd Miss Lillian Annnlee Parker, both of Pascola, Mo. Walter C. Clark ann Mrs. Ida Sanders, both of Norris City,. 111.' Lorcn A. Street nnd Miss -Ollle Mae Oliver, both of Cooler, Mo. Walter Edward Reynolds of Tampa Fla., and Miss Lois Heath o Ridgely, Tcnn.; William R. Griffii nnd Mrs Sula C. Clark, both o Sike-ston. Mo.; R. D. Ellington Jr of Portngeville, Mo., and Miss 1 Elizabeth Louise Cambron of Marston, Mo.; James L. Reynolds and Miss Mary Delois Trail, both of Sodus, Mich. 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