The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 1, 1944 · Page 5
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THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 194.] Japs Would Like To See Miller's End -$ The 'Old Man' " Of Flying Is Tough On Ships Today's American hero, An- ollicr Aincru'an whose coinage a ml heroic deeds arc bringing closer Ihc any of Peace «Y ri-iKjy IUIOUKS Dnilcd I'ress Kailio Feature Staff His name is Normim Miller, his home is Winslon-Salcm, N. C. He wears a silver star nix>n Ills shoulder—and he's the hottest patrol plane conunniidcr In the South Pa- cilic. Miller Is no youngster. Not by Air Corps standards. He graduated from Annapolis in 1931, and today lie's over 3li. That makes him the old man in his squadron ot PBY'S. But as one of his fellow officers kiddingly remarked: "There are sonic things that improve with age, and Miller is one of theni!" As a "ship buster." Commander Miller is tops. The Central Pacific has been the scene of most of his spectacular missions. Missions like the. one h c led last month over the Halls islands and Murilo Atoll, just north of Truk. Tlie Japs had ti couple of very important store-houses there, and a large repair.slied that the Americans were anxious to sec knocked out. Commander Miller took a full squadron of Navy bombers over to do the job. But in the end it wns lie who destroyed the .buildings. He blasted two with a cluster of incendiaries. And scored a neat bull's- eye on the repair shed with his ^fst bomb. '^Then there was the time over Jtuo island. Miller niul his men were cruising around, looking for trouble. They found it in the form of five small wooden coastal vessels, bobbing at anchor In the la- i'oon. Commander Miller looked them over with his field glasses. "No use laying good eggs on small fry," he explained. Hut after a few minutes obser- valion. the commander decided these were not small fry. To the hard-pressed Japanese on Murilo Atoll, these coastal ships were of vital importance. Their loss would be a major one. As if to prove how right he was, the Japanese opened up with a terrific anti-aircraft barrage. Without more ado. Commander Miller nosed his plane down and miid c n bold run over the fleet. He scored hlls on every one of the five ships. But. he was out lor the jackpot. So he wheeled around, and came in again. By this time, every Jap anti-aircraft gun was trained on the single American Plane. But Miller weaved through the biillets as if they were blank cartridges. He shuttled back nnd forth through the heavy barrage no less than 12 times. -He didn't leave until he saw two of the boats blow up. and a third burn down to the wiUerline. The remaining two were damaged beyond repair. '.With only two bombs left, hi the T'|ufe, the commander started for lio'mc. On the way, he spotted another pair of coastal vessels, and a patrol ship. H c figured the two remaining bombs should dispose of two ships, and machine-gun fire would take care of the third. It was close figuring—but not for Commander Miller. When he left the area, one ship was resting on the bottom, and the other two were blazing down to cinders against a coral reef. That afternoon, Miller was in the air for 14 hours, and four of those hours were spent over enemy targets. Besides his load of bombs, he'd sent 3500 rounds of 50-calibcr ammunition into the enemy. Then there was the morning lie took a solo flight and nonchalantly sank a Jap cargo ship along the way. Sometimes he takes his camera along to photograph the landscape. He was the fellow who discovered a new Japanese bomber strip at Ponake, 'and brought, back pictures to prove it. Wilier ha s more than 5000 hours UW/he air to his credit. But neither this fact, nor the Navy commendation ribbon he wears have gone to his head. He's a quiet and modest as a rookie. The 3G-ye,ir-o!d officer laughs off his record with this crack: "We grandpas have (?ot to be of some use to (he kids who arc doing the real fighting." BI.YTHBVILLB (AKK.)' COURIER NEW3 An old salt mine beneath Detroit, Mlcli., hns 25 miles of passageways at a depth of 1000 feet. WANTED: Bring Your Leftover SOYBEANS to Us. Blytheville Soybean Corp. $ 1800 West Main I'lioncs 856—857 Try »ur "Own Marie" !GE CREAM Ole Hickory Inn Acros. from High School Nazis' Best Bets for 'Lasr' Striped areas on map above indicate best natural positions where ; German Marshal .Albert Keyring can attempt to ste.n U,c ide i of Allied advance up the peninsula, Russia Rebuilds in Wake of Nazis ffl • ' tDSON IN WASHINGTON "~ Case History:, Rich Poor Man Although pretty busy with the war, Russians lose'no time in~fe~j ; building destroyed industrial installations. Photo above shows' Soviet workers at Yenakievo reconstructing huge plant dcmol- i I ... ,.;;•• ishcd by Germans before they iled Jrom Red ,11V 1'KIKK KDSON Courier News IVa.shinjtluii You never heard about Kusscl Hlehimls and his no-overcoat before, but you're going to now, from both sides. It Is a bit academic at this moment, but fruuiihl with social significance none the less Hussel Hiclnmls and Ills iio-ovcr- cont first became important last Mnich 9 when big Dave MacDonald, secretary-treasurer of tho United Sleclworkcis of America, !ip))«iic,| til-fort- the special Wur Uibor Board panel bearing the unions petition f ur wiu!e Increases, anil driiKimlcil ncllon. "It is all very well lo sit around here fur days lim i present these very flue legalistic- nrsumctits", said Mr. MucllniiHld, "bul quite frankly ) "in BOH Ing stck uiid 11 red of it. I have a letter up on my desk and I vvlsh 1 had brought it n]ong will) inc. It Is sltwrt by IJitssci Kictmrds, it young man who In 1012 noiiilniiled 1'hlllp Murray for nres- lilcnt of the Dulled Sleehvurkers of America, missel fUchuids hi this letter detailed Ms .expenses ami his income. Ills total income in-r month Is $201.07 as an average for the past your, n,, },,,., H wife and six kids, missel Hlchnrds hasn't been aule to buy an overcoat for 12 years. He hasn't been uble (o buy anything nice for his wife or kids .since lie WHS miirrled there are 150.000 Hussel Richards' interested In this ,-nse. ..." Thus spoke Mr. iWiicmnald. All! AND AIIAII! The ease of Russcl Hichards challenged fiirlher Invraligiitlon ]R> was located in Hreckemldge P.i. norlli of l'itlsbmu;i, where he op- crates a crane in <m Allegheny Ludlum stcol plant. lie Is 33 years old, :i high school yriidunte. Ills first job was as an office liny hi the payroll department, but the next year he went Inlo the mill, in 1328 he wns a laborer In the annealing department, but th e next year he became n mini, operator rind hn hns been at it, ever since. Ih 1933 he married. The first time anybody ' oulslde the family round out that, Russcl Richards ilidn'i own an overcoat wa s early las! winter when a dcl- egiitlon of criincnicn cuine lo the management and said (] )B y i, n <| voted unanimously they needed a raise. The company spokesman replied In effect IhiU granting wage raises wasn't a simple matter,' now — thai there was fl government stabilization law in effect and before any wages could be raised approval hnd to be obtained frony.-thc regional War Labor lioardMn Philadelphia. -'•/,'> In the end. a delegation.was sent, to Philadelphia «i company expense lo mnke formal application lo raise cranciuen's wages. When the delegation appeared at the station, Eus. sel Richards was the only one wllh- ,out.an overcoat, He said he never wore one—didn't like 'e;n because they got in his way. This iripy have been,Just an excuse ti.coyer his embarrassment, bill- anyhow, for the trip to Phllly he was persuaded to borrow an overcoat from his brother. UK SEEN IIIS SOFT JOB AN' STUCK TO IT A checkup with the employment records ot Allegheny Lndlum re-1 veals further facts about Riis.sc) Hichards. Rate of pay, $Q.Qb per day, said to be average for the company. If Richards had worked 48 hows a week, his lake-home would l)i' Jiili.K per week, or SMd.-IO per mcmth. if |,| s earnings averaged only $aoi.05 per month, us reported by Dave MacDoimld. Ihc only conclusion is tluH missel Hichards didn't work every day he could have worked, A turlher point which MacDon- uld did not bring Into the record Is Unit 12 limes In his career Hussel lllcluird.s had bfen offered a teller paying Job, but each time- he refused promotion. "U Is quite Hipnreiil lo us," snys nn official of the company, "that Mr. Hlchardu preferred lo remain on the job h e had and Ihul HUTU wns .wincllifiifc "bout dial Job ivhlch wns more ullracllvc lo him Hum the opportunity of earning more money on the Jobs IID conlil hnvi.- luul. Mr. RlcUnrds operates a crime . . . not ti very arduous tusk. In fact, he brought n book lo work almost every day, reading it between iho times he was culled upon by .slgnul to operate his crane." As mentioned ill lh L . beginning, all Ibis Is academic now. RUMP! Richards joined Ihe Navy on May 7, mid next wln'.er will get iiu over- coal free from Ids Untie Sum, 'Ml Work and ;.'••' (ft'nuiy jihoio |rom NEAI In n hriel i'csiille tiom wnr problems. Atlnil: L'hosler W. Nimil/., comin»tider-iti-chiel ol the Pacllic Heel, ullciuled n re- rem iilcnle foi (lag personnel. Alinvc. he tnl<cs o heiillh.v swing during horseshoe pitching contest. j Spring nntl Bummer . ; TUNt- UP Save ; Gnsolinc . . . Save 'I'ircs. Get All-round Heller Perforrnmicel T I. SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrysler. Utaltr P»rti ft Srrvlrr IZI W.-:Aih flionr Z1Z? I I I'M SAVING WAST t JB 33 S3 ' Z ~i" 13 S2 221 SB S! ta K9II AH over the country wivei and sweethearts are collecting wute paper. They understand that our fighting men desperately need thil critical war material. They are making a weekly habit of saving old newspaper*, boxw, W r a p- plngs. They are not burning or destroying waste paper — they •re sending it to mak« or wiap more than 700,000 different war articles used by our armie*! Do your part nioag with tfaew patriotic woman. Get your clubi, civic and church groupi behind thii movement. Collect wa«« paper-bundle U—and turn It in .''.. and help short*ath«wul u. s. VICTORIAS IE PAPER CAMPAIGN HdUes on Ihe 10 day of April, 1913 mid duiy filed In Ihe office of the Uccorder In mul for Mississippi County, Arkuiifiis; the; snld 0. 0. Curtwrlght having waived nil rights of iippruisement, sale mul rwlcmp- (lon under Hie- Inu's of the Stale of Arkansas; pursuiuiL to the powers under the lorms of the - iJi')itg«Bc, mid by Die laws of Ihe Slate of Arkansas, will on (in- 2 day of June, 1911, bi ; - iwci'ii the hours of D o'clock in the forenoon nnd ft o'clock In Ihe tit- lontooti of said date, ut Kd iiogers' larni, 1 mile west of Manila In the County of Mississippi. Ktalo of Ar- kunsiLs, olFer fur MI!U to tho hlghi'sl, ami IK-SI bidder for cash, the fol- — - • *"'j m until;, lyn,' UIIIUJU ' v " otatcs of"America, By : Itobcrfc 'w ' i' Downs, Ffl A 'Supervisor/ •>•; "«?;';/^: f ':v ': Vrmn ,,.™,n. cnrci'f of SRI. Roteit-llM'erry,"Fly:'.vii ' UIK Fortress u-euj chief. at thcfAtd- "''"'wore .. Army; mil' ;. I«i6e,-,;lf( >6«ii><'xif i "•.• BlruiiBC contrasts. - The PoHsiiioiiUi/-'--r> '. a.,- i-uinfcu*. • nlrninn-selYctt 'avjcaV •"mi Navy medical co r rj)Shiah"uboard- '? 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