The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 25, 1944 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 25, 1944
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THURSDAY, MAY 25, 1944 .; EPSON IN WASHINGTON Ferreting Out Spy Radios Officer Recalls Desert Surgery Patients Recovered Despite Hardships Of African Battle Front y ' When Montgomery's Eighth Army drove into Tunisia In the early. icvciiica »y ueorgc c. stoning; an •,/£ " lt ' i ' llad ' Asides the Army Signal Corps radio operator KAI-, small units of the AAP for in the lust, war and now chief of air support. As squadron surgeon of RID—the Radio Intelligence DU- miy cum-ci.-- a lighter group in the American vision of Ihe Federal commimlca- SOAIK'miEs THKV OOT AH I'orcc was Lieut. Fred A. Marx, j lions Commission. Kid today main- \ UTTI.K \vil.l) ' t/UOtftlM MftrX flf (tl« ndilhn- . fntnc n unl \iFiM-L* nr mini- Tn i«mi(_ ( Whsin 11 o ^n... BLYTHEVILLB (ARK,) COURIER NEWS I'KTEIl KDSON Courier News Washington Correspondent First chapter in Die .story of )>oiv clandestine Axis radio stations in Latin America woe run down antl put out oi business hns Just, been by George E. Sterling, an supply In near future nil available details concerning width of iwsli, cable, strength, accomplishment lesls, depth, distnnce from ship's side, fastenings, slip arrangement." Lnler. Hie German control stti- Uon wns to acknowledge that: ". . . leppri.s on equipment of English and American cruisers and auxiliary cruisers were exceptionally correct." MOW Captain Marx of Ihe Blylhc-. tains n network of over 10 monl- I vine Army Air Field. lorlng station? ill) over the United I captain Marx lauded in Suez Slates. They constancy "cruise" the Die first clays of November, cither to discover unlicensed radio , ....... en U.S. combat planes began to hop (he Atlanllc, Hie news went lo Gcfiuniiy, vlij South Aincrlcaiv clandestine radio, As envly as July, one Intercept revealed: "Nine' ng (planes) flew will) mixed crew consisting of Englishmen and Ami'i'lciins, Wllhln the next few weeks 20 are to be flown across. Details follow." Soinotlnvcs the reports got n little wild, us In October. 10-11: "liMM (presumably a Oerninn agent) reports thai In Port of Spain iTrini- dad) several hundred U. s. aircraft of various types and 8000 special troops allegedly px landing corps being assembled,"" )3ul In January 19-J2 the reports were giving details of U. 8. War pi-eduction which were definitely harmful: "Ciirllss Colmnbiis fuc- tory will begin mass production .rlilu ' . 2. and from that lime mull July n vijnt ninir uiiuj ijiuj aiuuyii^, u> u>iig-*ung(; lUUlu UlltO surgeon In the front Lion finders LI is possible for them .. • T **"« b'- vii 111 i HI; ii ui: lines as the British drove into Tti -.,. ...v iviituii U(VVC IlltO ATI- 1AJ iUUfUC CfiCIlUt'SlJ nisla and effected a meeting with part of the world. It was the spring of 1941 when Ihe American forces. „ „„ _ ..,,„..„ „. ,„,. .,,.„. mere were man v difficulties to this RID network first picked »!> , overcome in Ihose early days of German outlaw stations operating African battle, chief among which from Lfltln America. Before lhat was tlie problem of supplies for the time and even right, up to Pearl first aid .stations and front'line Harbor there was no particular hospitals. The American supply need for the Nazis to use secret lines were stretched mighty thin radios, as commercial cable • and about lha(. time, because not many radio telegraph, and ; telephone American men were in action in communication channels were'open lhat particular part of Africa, and to them. a while Captain Marx and his fellow surgeons had to depend on ' ' .-..-.. . JU * aL yi^ uuu ly ut'pi.'iHi on uigiit, a jui^nuumg suuion, ill MH- ine-British for their'medical-sup- lis, Mass., outside of -Boston,,, picked ' up faint signals from a '.'station' attempting to - hide its -, transmission. 1 ! Tli e conditions under which the -.. c ^..mmujja nuucr vtiiicn me L^inpiing tu - nine ius. iransmissiorLS (iQclors had to work, especially, in by operating -on Hie s'aine' frequeii- ine case of an operation, were very cy as a trans-'Atlb'ntip ira'dio tele- poor. They :0|>erated In tents, al- "' •' " "' — ' ' ways in danger of being overturned by. the desert .winds, and sterilized their instruments in buckets of hot wqtei-. heated over gas stoves. Yet despite these hahdlca5>s, most operations were successful. The most common affliction among the Americas, as well as the Briltsh in the desert was the appearance of "desert sores", : little ulccrations oi the skin that seemed to appear only after n man had *een in.the desert a year or more. Whcn Captain Marx and-his group first arrived, the - British were plagued by the sores. However, by the time tiie fighter squadron to which Captain Marx was attached departed, the sores were springing out among American troops. To this day, says Captain Marx, the cause of these mysterious cVserl sores is unknown. In July of 1943 Captain Marx and his group were ordered to Malta, famed as the mast-bombed spot on earth, where for two weeks they underwent 1 singing In preparation for Hie Sicilian invasion. While there Captain Marx was able to note the tremendous damage that the Luftwaffe had done in its bombing of the island, but reports that the courageous people living there, have done a remarkable job of reconstruction. Here and there of course, is evidence of totally bombed-out buildings, and craters still rnav the streets. However, Malta is rapidlv being rebuilt. Despite ihe privations that must have been forced upon them by th e Luftwaffe, the rate of disease in Malta was amazinply low at the time that he visited it, went on Capt. Marx, and the Dlacc was as clean as human hands could make it after the holocaust that had rained from the skies. For the next five .weeks in Sicily Capt. Marx, attached to the Ninth -Mr Force in Sicily, watched the W''ft pursuit ships take off to weak havoc 'with the enemy. However, says the captain, there was much malaria in Sicily, and we had to be on guard lo prevent it breaking out among the American forces. " .Five weeks after arriving in Sicily Captain Marx was sent lo Italy, hut remained there only five days, after which he was ordered back to th 0 Slates. Chaplain Hogan Is Transferred To Another Post Chaplain Gerald ,J. Hognn, Catholic chaplain at the BAAP since December, 1942, has been transferred to another post and probable eventual overseas duly. Chaplain Hogan, who reported Jiere shortly after receiving his commission Oct. 16, 1942. is a former professor of philosophy and the- ^•ogy at Elm Bank Seminary, Wellesley, Mass. He was an honor student at Stigmatine Seminary, VV.Tltham, Mass., arid studied for five years at the Angelica University in Rome, Italy, before returning lo his home In Arlington, Mass. Chaplain George Mans, Protestant, is the only chaplain now on duty at the BAAP. However, it is understood here that Chaplain Ho- Kan soon will be replaced. ^t^^ •ff i longer need Jpointe when you buy *""**All.Vegetable ; by long-range rudio to locate elandeslins stations In any But on this particular spring night, a monitoring station, at Mil' - - phone circuit.- 'I hrougli.lh!s.y 'interference," at the same 'time, every da v two stations identifying; Uiein- sclvcs as REW aml.PYL,'kept ! ca'li- tng each other in an - apparent e'f- forl to co'minuriicate. All the 'RID station's were alerted and by radio direction finding they established location of REW as Hamburg, Germany, and PYL as 'Valparaiso, Chile. ' . . •;••'...-•.; The interesting detail - Is that RID. picked -up find located, both stations before 1 , they were able lo coriimuhlcaie -with each other. A GIRL SPY I.V 0. S. EMBASSY Intercepts from this and other Nazi clandestine radio stations in South America, monitored In tlie United States, were sent to 1 Department of State, -FBI, , Army,'.. Navy and oilier agencies. :.. In July, Hamburg queried. VnJ-, paraiso: "Can you .place suitable man for us among students going to U. S. for air, training?" In a-rhess- age from Valparaiso to" Hamburg concerning ucttvllles of -a German agent named • Clarke, II 'was. reported: "Daughter . of Clnrkc, secretary in USA Embassy, Quito, since November one.". . .•'..'! .' '.." These messages showed how the German. spy network wa.v'operatlng, but later intercepts: revealed -'transmission of information lliat'was to endanger American lives. Ten- days after Pearl Hnrbor, this message was picked" up: "Prom trustworthy 'confidential agent it wsis learned lhal all armed steamships., are .to be equipped:- with .'torpe'do' safety nets upoivarrivirig at . Trinida'd, Freetown iud ill English ports Nets being diliveied partlj from USA Mj confidential agent will Extra FLAVOR •no extra points , BACON SLICID \ MEMPHIS PACKING Co} os always 'ClABBER the best ol CLABBER GIRL \ IS WATERPROOF \ FREE Pay Weekly RADfUM DIAL and HAMD rlSv ^^ ^ • ANTI-rAAGNETIC^' • RUGGED-DEPENDABLE-ACCURATE H Takes Only 3 Mii.ulfs to A Charge Account FiTZPATRICK JEWELRY STORE 122 W. 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