The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 4, 1944 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 4, 1944
Page 8
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r PAGE EIGHT Arkansas Lions ToHearCollazo Leader From Havana Wilt Be Speaker At State Convention • Dr. Ramlra Collazo, Hnvnnn, Cuba, second vice president of Lloiis Inlerntillonal, will speak nt the business session nnd the banquet May 8, closing day of n two-clay annual convention of Lions Clubs In Arkansas, which will be held in (lie Morion Hotel, Little Rock. ; Belegates'of [lie 44 Lions Clubs in the State will begin registering al 11 B. m. May V. Thc downtown Llt- tlo Rock Lions Club • will be the 'Convention host, with P. E. Davis, superintendent ol the Arkansas School for (lie Blind, serving RS convention chairman. Charles T. Evnns, Llltle Rock, assistant Jo the president of tlie Arkansas Power nnd Light company, Will be the principal speaker at the May 8 luncheon. Successors of Dr. Hanim, Clarksville, Governor of District 7-A, and J. Lee Daniel, El Dorado, Governor of District 7-B, will bo- elected nt (he business session. Other convention features include en opening day golf tournament, followed by an evening musical program; a flag ceremony and reports from clubs at the business session; and a dance following the banquet. Several hundred delegates mul tlicir wives are expected for the convention, which will be streamlined to fit wartime conditions. (AKK.) COUK1EU NWVS U. S. 'Chute Safer Than British, Army Says eight deaths were caused, claimed, by the fact that Speaks At Negro I/SO The Bnrdeltc community served the Negro soldiers at the . USD Hospitality hour Sunday at the Negro USO here. Tlie Rev. L. P. Knowlcs, who pnld the fii'st dollar toward Negro USO work in Mississippi County, spoke on the subject, "Privileges of Men in Uniform in Both the U. S. Army and In the Army of the Lord." Refreshments were served to the 40 soldiers present. lly J'KTKH EDSO.V Nfr'A Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON. — Reports tlml U. S. flyers nnd paratroopers were equipped with an obsolete typo of three-point parachute harness release have brought n lot of mall to the Army Air Forces nnd have railed for ni(ic!i official explaining. The scare stories were started after the recent drowning of eight out of 32 paratroopers landing unexpectedly in water on a night maneuver in North Carolina. The accident was nt first attributed (o Inability of Ihc. men lo free themselves from the parachute harness requiring release al three points, bill official reports on the accident present a different aspect. 'Ihc -'- It Is these men wore no Mae West life jackets, as It. had not been antlcialcd thai men on (his maneuver would land near water. All of Ihc men carried full combat eqnlmcnl, but In site of this added burden. 21 of the 32 men dirt free themselves nnd wlni lo safely. WEAK TWO 'CHUTES A further point made in connre- ion with this particular case Is .hat all • U. S. paratroopers wear .wo parachutes, to provide a feeing of erenter security lo the paratroopers and so strengthen their noralc. U. S. paratroopers nre Hie only forces given ' this double [iro- :cclion, wearing one 'chute on the chest and one on lh c back. If one fails lo open, or if Hie Jumper lose.s confidence, he can pull the ring lo own tlic other; and in most paralroop maneuvers It can be observed thai some of thc men ride down with both parachutes open. An Important point overlooked in most of the discussions on Ihls subject is that while wearing the two 'chutes, it is impossible to use the single-release harness. Not only the Army, but Navy and Marine Corps air services adopted Ihe three-point us standard In 1936. | The North Carolina tragedy hn.s. II Col. li. V. SlKivarl (ilclill and Maj. K. C. Alyerson, chief and assistant chief of lhc Army ,llr Forces Alalerlrl C'ommund, parachute unit, arc shown ileiiicmr,'.niliii K MIL- lliitish ,|iiick release, harness (right) and the standard American Uirce-point rclr-asp. All the .straps huhling Colonel Sfcwurl can l>e rflea.wil simultaneously l>y a nuiiricr turn of tlie almost-circular metal device uvcr his cliest. the single vs. tlic three-point re- When the box lease harness. or quick given a x rncs.s. The single-relc/ise,! quarter turn to the right, the box -release type 'chute was'Is unlocked and a .slight tap rc- by Ihe British. Men of ISBSCS the strap cads. There . thc Eighth U. S. Air Force, in Britain, prefer the .single-release type, nnd it has been ordered for them 'n quantity. This harness Is so clc- ),„,,.„,,„_ • ..„, , ....<,v. v j...,. ,,, tjuiiiuuy. mis (liiniCSS IS SO CC- however, inlscrt considerable dis- 1 signed that till Straus end In a cii- cusslon over the relative merits of ci.lar metal box on the flyer's chest. Just Received A Carload Of (Not Like Picture) 4-PIECE SUITE Available With Wardrobe at Slightly Higher Prices Large, slurdily conslruclcd 4-piccc suites consisling of Vmiily will, large mivvow, full double size bed, roomy chcsl of drawer* and Vanily Bench, a j] aitraclivcly designed and finished in Oriental Walnut. Our store will be closed each Wednesday afternoon until the first Wednesday in September. HUBBA Furniture Co. BUTHEVILU, ARK. . safety device in- the form of a pin. ii'hleh must, he withdrawn before the box can be unlocked. Modifications of the single-release, typo harness arc behiR incorporated Into thousands of these harnesses now in production for use by Ihe Army Air Forces. If ex- pcrieiice provi's it superior, it will be available generally to Army Air Forces personnel, says Brigadier General Edwin S. f'crrin, ricnuLy chief of Air Staff 0\K'S (JlftC'KEK, ONK SAFER General Pcvrin admits Unit after a jump has been completed, it is easier for a man lo gel out of the single-release harness. On thc other hand, tests have showed that a man might be thrown out of such a harness on thc opening of the parachute, and that it might bo re- Icnscd inadvertently. Tile Wg safety advantage claimed for the three-point release Is that It is impossible to be thrown from this harness during descent. Lt. Col. E. Verne Stewart, chief of maud pnrachulc unit, at Wright ttie Army Ail- Forces Material Com- Field, Ohio, himself, a veteran of 438 jumps, slates Unit the term "three-point release" Is In effectm misnomer, since the jumper can readily get nut of thc harness by unhooking u lc highest release only 1111,1 stepping out o: the (wo straps which pass between his ! CB s. A further advantage of thc lliree- poml release is said lo lie that the -jumper can. if he chooses, ride Eo thc snniixl with all Ihrcc fasteners undone. After his 'chute has opened, he has the entire remaining period of hi s descent lo im- hook the three release points so that he cnn be completely free of the parachute the Instant he reaches Hie ground and lets KO with his hands. Home Demonstration Notes 'Ihc Promised Land Home Demonstration club met al the home ol Mrs, I'. E. Larrow 1 yesterday afternoon, with Mrs. A. C. Duclos presidcul, pre.sidinsr. The eight members present, nns- wercil Ihe roll rail by telling how lo care for shoe leather and rub- i I>IT gOUll.S. Mrs. Larrow gave the devotional I mid group .singing was led by Mr> Frances Davis. Mrs. H. Wilson gnve )t reiwrt on I Kardcning and Mrs. Duclos reported on poultry. Miss Le;,th, a new member, was named nutrition leader, Mrs. J. - Hnrdiii. daily chuir- miin. Mrs. James McGaughey. clothing chairman, ami Mrs. Fran, cis Dnvls, management chairman. | The group discussed individual score cards for (lie year. A .salad plate with iced tea was sewed during the social hour. Thc next meeting will be held June 1 at thc home of Mrs. Jnmcs McGaitghey nt 2:30 p. m. WAC Officers Here Will Wear New Type Caps WAC officers at the BlythcviUc Army Ah- Field soon «'ll| dot! the newly designed summer garrison or overseas caps and the tropical worsted uniforms, both of which have Jiisl been authorized by the War Department. The new caps are distinctly feminine version of (he regular Army ovcrec;!.? cap and are smartly tall- irml and snug-fiuing. The caps imliomed for officers will be white with gold and black braid New tropical worsted uniforms iiul cans, differing only slightly from those to be ivorn by officers have also been Authorized for en- iKictl women, though only commissioned WACs arc stationed at UlytlicvlJle. A winter version of Ihc new cap ilso Is planned, n will not replace the yisoi-ed WAC hat but will be •iiiwIwiiMitary Item to Ije retained for formal occasions In the winter and for optional wear during Hie summer. THURSDAY, MAY -1, J9-M IN THE COUNTY COURT FOR I'HE CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS. IN THE MATTER OF A NHW HOAD, IN CANADIAN TOWNSHIP MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS NOTICE Notice is hereby given that, tlio undersigned will on the JUtli <l,-ty of May, 19-M, present to the Comity CALLS FOR ANOTHER! Today, C ;idi ingredient used in j-oiir cooking Inkcs on no"' import, mice. Unexcelled qii;i|i- ty Is required for one nnd nil. Tlint'i why gom! cooks choose IliimKo. Court, for Chlckusawba District Mississip))! County, Arkansas, a i>e- tltion for tlie establishment of a new road described as follows: 13i'(jij!i)|jjj; at a point were sections 22-23-20 and 27 corner, miming tlicnce (hie west on section line be- U-cen sections 22-27-21-28-20-29 to the southwest corner of section 20 Intersecting with a gravel road at this point, in township 15'north range, 12 cast. J. C. Ellis Mrs. J. 11. Ball E. M, Regcnold E. L. Hale R. L. Banking M. II. Robinson Mrs. A. M. Butt Mrs. T. J. Mahaii H. W. Scott Win. E. Scott. •1j27-!i;-1 Duffy Slill Sivlneing BOSTON (UP) - Coach ^, s ,, nutty of the Boslon Red Sox, who:' 50 years ago set an all-time baiting' mark of .438, Ihinks that players lodny arc too soft. "Hoi waloi- siiower baths, trainers, nm-ctowns- we never had any of then) in 1894. We got rid of our aches and pains by standing right up to the plate and swinging nt anything in sight." WE REGRET IT... FINER FOODS Yes, we regret deeply tlie fact that tlic steady stream of #«x>*j. Finer Foods going co you had to be in- tefrujxed hut we're proud iliac early in the war our Government found the #Z0C*»- modern food plants so adequately equipped and ably manned that we were pur to work doing our bu in feeding thc Armed Forces. Instead of thc ftlCCfo- Finer Foods you so heartily accepted we have been packing rations for our men in camps and far-off fox holes. Thousands of cases ofcanncd #MX*>. Chicken, prepared with customary SilOOtK. care, have been going to hospitals over seas to help nourish our fighters,back to health. These men, defending us back ac home, are entitled to thc best foods America can produce. We are proud we have been privileged to help. So, if you have not found a full supply of Shook*. Finer Foods on your grocer's shelves ... and sve know you have not lately...remember our fighting forces were given first choice. However, we are arranging to pack as much of your favorite #?«*> products as we can. Watch your grocer's shelves for them. THE G.S.SUPP1GER COMPANY G. 5. Swppiger, P/ej. ' ST. L O U H S, MO. BEllEVIllE, lit. COLllNSVttLE, lit. CONVERSE, IND. HT. SUMMIT, IND. oKd (o f tt ,, t y; n3 higt, watily food, for over o H;,d ol „ ccn | u ,y HAVE VOU BOUGHT THAT EXTRA WAR BOND? May 6th The New PORT IS Straws... arc light, porous, comfortable . . . You'll hardly know you're wearing a hat — they're so light and comfortable. And they're just as good looking as they're practical for Summer wear. Choose from many styles and weaves. THEY'RE PRICED 6 HUDSON Cleaner-Tailor-Clothier

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