The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 19, 1947 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 19, 1947
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1947 BLYTIrfrVTLLE (ARK.) CQURffeR NEWS New US Military Deal a Reality Unification of Three Branches Realized By National Leaders BY VINCENT BUllKT lUniU-d 1'iTas Staff Correspondent) •WASHINGTON, Sept. ID. iUP> — Unification of the armed forces ')c- c:une u ri'ulily yesterday, giving Hi" HiUinn -A .single, new defense establishment to provide .security in an era of atom bombs, yenn warf-v. 1 '* i*. tit I deadly rockets. The new orgamK.ulon \vj\s legally '>om at the sLrckc oj midu^lu. Qfi <inys afu'i 1 Congress jmssctl the unt- Uc;uion nci. But ii. will bu many days before the kt-y officers be^m to limciion, months before the w- uairzjticn is operating prcfiorly and perhaps years before all the? kinks ^'(• ironed out. The biggest rrhan»e In the armuil MTvices was the eli-vnLion oj the air force—heretofore n branch of the army—to equality with the Army and Nuvy, All three were placed under the unified control of Do Icnse Secretary James V. FniTCsial. who took his oath of office Tuesday. W. Stuart Symington is secretary of the 'Ne\v Air Force, and John L- Hulllvan replaces Forrcstal as Navy Secretary. Kenneth C. Royall. \vho •.vas Secretary ol War, automatically became Secretary of the Army. Military leaders hailed thu new "thre-m-cne" military set-up as a great step forward. The old frrune- ivork of "cooperation" between Army :tml Navy was made obsolete, they .said, by the swift .ulvaiicc of technology \vhich made air power tlu cjuickc-st .striking force. Kut there remained the unhappy fact that the nation's armed forces toduy are bijlow authorized pea ac- linic strength. The Army is shor> ^9.000, officers air.1 men, the n:r Joree 7G.OOO and tlie Navy, now ov- or.streiigth, says it will be lucky to keey from falling more than 34,01);) below strength in the next ID months. First Steps—on Hated German Soil • PAGE'TtotEB Wily Scot Uses Green Snakes to Rout Pigeon Flocks from Ritzy Boston Area Daws 0. K. Garage 120 Lilly St. General Aulo Repairing Radiator Cleaning & Repair Painting & Body Repair Welding, All Types All Work Guaranteed Phone 805 Backgrounded by barbed wire, a Jewish refugee father helps his child lake its first steps in OppcndorC Camp, near Luc beck, Germany. The father was one of hundreds of Jewish refugees forcibly returned to Germany after their unsuccessful attempt lo land in Palestine from the SS Exodus 19-17. Legionnaires Plan Drive for 1000 Members CARUTIIF.HSVILLK, Mo.. Sept. Id. — Commander James Oiburn of the American Legion today announced (lie Post WHS embarking on un intensive membership drlvi to Bet 1000 members in Pcmlscol County Post by the first of nest year. lie slated that all members who |::ikt membership due.s by October 1st would be given passes lo the American Legion Fair. The membership drive will continue to Armistice Day, Nov. 11. Plans for ihe drive were announced at, n Legion mfciing mid supper at Legion Fiili-grounds Pork here. atlende<l l>y about MO. Following Hie supper, those appearing on the program Included J. M. Reeve.-;. Hurry Farrar, Ralph Hutchison, and Harry Malioure. Mr. Droves discussed Ihe benefits of Legion membership, anil Mr. Farmr gave n report on the Ix-Blon coiivcnllou held recently nt £t. Louis. He wns n delegate from the local post. Mr. Mnlloiiro. secrelary-manager of the Fair, announced that tlie fail- board ,wns ready for the event, stressing "Kids Duy" which will be Oct. i, the opening day, and also the new type of free grandstand entertainment the Pair has [jooketi this year. Mr. Hutchison s)»kc on the advisability of the Post sponsoring Junior American Legion Baseball, pointing, out lhal. this activity, which Is nation-wide, has (urnlsh- ed a number of present-day baseball stars in the major leagues. Commander o.sburn stated the post would again sponsor wrestling, which it began sponsoring hi . 1933, anil carried on until !hc war years. He said the matches would likely tie resinned shortly after the Pallin October. Mayors at 'Arkansas To Meet Next Tuesday l.riTLE UCCK, Ark.. Sept. 19.— Jl'> — Addresses tjy Mayors Don Hnrrrll ol Camdi-n and .Sam Wassell of Liule Hoc.;? will open UK- h niiuua) convention of I lie Arkansas Municipal League in Utllc Kock Tuesday. Tile two-day ineellr.K will In 1 highlighted by talks by city officials from all parts of the slate on problems ol general iuleiesl, and an uddres-i on "Progress In Municipal Administration' 'by Karl II. Mallery ni Chicago, executive director ol tin- league. In addition, the program provides for a series of round (able discussions and a banquet Tuesday nlflh'.. During iho Tuesday nbon recess llu- 200 or more dMeg.des will parllci- putc in the annual "gel toitelln.':-." Read Courier News Want Ads. lly HAL CLANCY KInifcil 1'ress Staff Orrispomlenl) BOSTON, Sept. 19. (UP) — Scventy-nine-ycar-oHl Christopher Finlayson and his little green snakes were crediicci today witli a spectacular viciory ever pigeons. . ...„_ Finlayson won where shot and | covered wi' pigeons—'n shell, scarecrows and high-pitched I thing happened." sirens failed. | By way or experimentation. PLu- Finlayson and pigeons goi, along reasonably well on a live-and-let- livc basis until landlords in the ex- c/.isive Beacon Hill section com- Alvan Fuller's home. "The next day there .-.v'um't a pigeon lo be -found. They even lore up the nests. Hasn't "one came back since. I tried it oot at another place — a house that looked like a two-story burd cage it was thnt ' ' the same , - layson said, he and his carpenters had placed wooden snakes on various strategically situated rooftops. The results was always the same. Pigeons covered the surrounding plained recently that the pigeon situation was getting out of hand. As head of the 10Q-year-o!d carpentry firm or A. HaUiaway & Co.. Finlayson \vas called inlo action. "It was Lurrible." the dour Scotsman said. "Tlie: Burds Wur so thick Ye Cunna' see the houses—<>ust pigeons. They would na' chase either. I sent two carpenters up to j shoo 'em 'n the burds just roosted there 'h ignored 'cm. • "Then a lady told me pigeons _ wur wary a' snakes. I bought 15 [over there, 'n there, 'n there, hut wocd ones at a joke shop —. wee. here — not aonc." green ugly ones. I put a few on the He was right. Even bread crumbs, roof of a house near former Gov. sprint-Jed, experimentally, failed lo houses and ignored those draped with snakes. The white-haired, bespectacled Finlayson combed'dow his mustache and invited a news reporter to visit the scenes of the experiments. At several Beacon Hilt homes. Finlayson demonstrated how hLs snake- laden roofs were denuded of pigeons. "These roofs sCanri oot like islands, as ye can sec." he said. ''Look at the pigeons all around at DRHFUS' Edward Hale Buried . At Caruthersville, Mo. CARUTHERSVIL,LE, Mo., Sept. If). — Funeral services for Edward TIale of Route 2, Parma. Mo., and former resident of this city, were held here yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock, at the H. S. Smith Funeral Home chapel. The r?ev. O. K. Posey of Maiden officiated. Mr. Hale .was born In Caruthers- •ille Dee. 24. 1872, the son of Mr. inrt Mrs. Thomas Hale, members of a pioneer family which settled icre when this area was thickly mpulated by Indians. He spent Us life farming in Pemiscot Coun- V until he moved to a farm near Parma several years ago. Surviving are his wife. Mrs. Maggie Hale: three sons. Edward Hali? of Caruthersville, Floyd Hale o-f Portagevillc. and Nathan Hate of Kalamamo. Mich.; two daughters, Mrs. Nellie Morgan and Mrs. Edna Mae Briggance. both of Kalamay.wi, "i.; one step-dauahter. Mrs. Viola Moad of Cnniihersvillc: sister, Mrs. Alice Cameron of Hi U; a half-brother, William H. Kg- gcrs of St. Louis. Also surviving arc seven Brand children, savcn step-grandchildren, and four great- grandchildren. Interment was Maple Cemetery. BULOVA... America's Greatest Watch Value! Up to the inlnuu* siyl- I»K, e\m:rt cnifisrrmn- / ship, utmost accuracy O . . . [nil them :i!] to- £J yelln!i and they -spcl! • America's -; r c wat-ch value . . . l:u- T.OVA. Here's Jusl V.--HU you've been 09* flHl WATCHES A goldfish has teeth in Its throat and chews its food thoroughly before swallowing it. lure the pigeons near the snakes "Strange." Finlayson commented "but the snakes don't frighten ans burds but the pigeons. Tried it oo in my back yard ami the sparrows .walk all ever the snakes, but the pigeons don't even come near end of the block." 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