The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 22, 1945 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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VOL. XLI-NO. 287 BLmffimLE. COURIER NEWS n-.i_ ^ I7~: ~ — nvnumoi AKKANBAB AND 8OUTHKABT MISSOURI BJythertUe Datl, Hewi Blyth«vme Blyth«YlH» Herald, _HMTH10VIL1,K, AHKANSAS, TUUHSDAY. KK1WUAUY 22, 1915 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS • • M M^ • M • ^H ^^ ~ ' ' ' Qi^m UUriE3_FIVE GENTS MARINE CASUALTIES ON IWO NOW 4500 i- ' ^ ^ _ . . ~~ Z ' ~—* •-«•___ ^^^ - ^^ • ^K; Future Of Blytheville Depends On Ws/on, Enterprise, Good Advertising, Hill Tells Group Blytheville and Arkansas must become known to all the ' ' ^ "" ' * g ° 0tl l ° 1JVC lf this Pom,«o , r H ! dcscrvcs ' th ° M ilf the Chamber ot Commerce dinner lasl night wore told by (he m-inciml speaker, James Hill J,.., pn , si( i ollL o f • '• m'^ipal Power Company nnd long a civic leader. To obtain a more favorable rcpu- *- latlon for Blytheville and this section, certain improvements must be made as soon as possible, accordhi" to the speaker, who placed rebuilding of Highway fil from the Missouri state line to West Memphis at top of the list; The 200 members and guests who attended the affair at Hotel Noble, which combine^ the 35tii anniversary of the first George Washington party held by civic leaders, heard a vivid account, of early days In Blytheville at, told by John A. Pox of Greenevillc Miss., "father" of the drainage system in Northeast Arkansas and who laid out th ville. Also highlighting the was a brief resume of improvc- town of Ely the- program ments to Blytheville since 1902, given by Jesse Taylor, local attorney and civic loader. Others Give Talks Brief talks by L. G. Nash Incoming president ot the Chamber of Commerce and Paul Pryor\ retiring president, and introduction of officers and directors by Toastmaster B. A. Lynch, president of Fanners Hank and Trust, Company and a civic leader for many yenrs also.wei'c a part of the program! Several voeaKseleclions by Miss Helma Johnsen,- accompanied by Miss Jean. Barber, group sinking of "Go,| Bless America" led by School Superintendent W. B. Nicholson, Invocation by the Rev. S. B. Willed, pastor .of First Methodist Church, nnd introduction of special guests added to the entertainment. 'A Picture of what to expect when the 1003 service men from Mississippi County come home and what should be done to keep them at home was outlined by Mr. Hill. • ; Pointing out that every service . man- station.*-). M- Bly.'hevllle ..'.rniy Air Field could be a (rood or bad •advertiser" far Blytheville, lie urged the townspeople to treat newcomers courteously nnd to assist them every way possible. Contest Advertises City That the National Cotton Picking Contest has been of ereal help in drawing outside attention to Blytheville he pointed out. Optimistic about the future, hn declare^ there was no reason why Blythevilie nnd all Arkansas could not command, .the- respect of all United .stales. and cited some of the assets of Arkansas. 'These included the soil, climate lonir growing season, hcallhfulncss with the lowest death rate in the country in 1943. timber resources products, power, minerals olher ^. .......j, Vl'lli.1 ,'•".,HL.H,, |JU«tl, fuel, transportation, the large nn- tivc-born po|)ulalion, modern laws which favor new industries and favorable labor conditions. He praised the financial condition of Blytlicvilie and Mississippi County and flic present city ROV- ernment. b Local projects which should be carried out as soon as possible were listed In this order: garbage disposal. Improved scwcrnge. a second fire station for lh c west half of the city nnd more paving. Small Industries Needed More extensive projects suggested wcrc improvement, of county roads leading to Blytheville. n permanent airfield, a hosiery mill nnd other such small industries. Urging all citizens of Blythevillc to "keep your eyes open" 'for any clues which might lead to improving lhc town, he also advocated Immediate collection of a fund to have available for use when needed for industrial projects. To start the fund, he announced the Arkansas-Missouri Power Company would make a donation of $2500. "Be optimistic, don't sell Filvlhc- villc and Arkansas short. We arc too timid and cautious. Let us bo like Texas and the Texan* for we, in the Southland, must stand together," he said before closing the address. Reviews Achicrcmcts In reminiscing of the history of the Chamber of Commerce since the Blytheville Booster Club wa<= formed in 1902 to secure a plant of Chicago Mill and Lumber Corn- pay here, Mr. Taylor briefly cnu- nicraled certain improvements here . in which the group coordinated. Achievements of Ihe Chamber of Commerce during the past year wcrc outlined briefly by Mr. Pryor who told of plans for securing new Industries started recently and how the group had assisted in the county fair, community fund, housing authority activities, war bond sales, services lo new citizens, both military and civilan, and securing ol the new hard roaa to Barfleid Projects started can be finished if citizens of Blytheville work to- Bclhcr. Mr. Nash said in accepting his position as head of the woup. "To secure businesses which lie in with agriculture aiiri industry to develop a well-rounded program will be our aim for this year," ho said. $2750 Hereford Sold By Whistle Mississippi County Heifer Brings 'Highest Price At Show, Sale Mississippi County's reputation as n source of fine livestock was enhanced when one of C. H. Whistle's white-face Hereford heifers brought the lop price paid for any sold at the Arkansas Hereford Breeders snle and show at Little Rock Tuesday Mr. Whistle's registered animal Reelfoot Botiita. sold for $2750 Two other Hercfords from Mr Whistle's Elm Grove Hereford Farm here brought fancy prices. The three sold for a total of $3800. Mr. Whistle told "the Courier News today upon his return from the sale and show that he refused an offer of $10,000 for his prize Hereford bull E. G. F. Prince of Mixture. ' Eighty-eight of the finest Herefords in Arkansas were shown and sold nt the one-day event, and brought 25 Arkansas breeders a total of more than 544,000. Negro Victim Of Meningitis Dies Monday First death among the 13 spinal lUhjilneltls cases in Mississippi County since December has been announced by Dr. B. C. Budd director of Mississippi County Hc'nlth Unit. The Negro, J. G. Howard, 65 who lived on his brother's farm near the Missouri state line ditcl north of Calumet Dies In France Pvt. Raymond W. BolUw, 23-year- old Infantryman, was killed in action on K tattlc/icfrl i n Franca, (he War Department hns notified reln- tlves here. Survivors include his wife, the former Miss Lilly Maxlno Moore; two sons, f>fax Rny niul Larry Joe and his mother, Mrs. Horace Oliver Lewis. Airman Missing been died Monday stricken ill a There were 18,480 traffic deaths in the United stales during Ihc iirst 10 months ol 1044, after having week ago. No new cases of the disease IIB.VL seen reported with this the only known case in. ^r 0 rth Mississippi County. : . The' 12 other cases were at- Luxora and Victoria, whore schools churches, and other.,public places were closed for several weeks, and one at Wilson where public places were closed for a week, while Osceola also observed the ban except or closing of schools. In an effort o prevent spread of the disease o that ncnrby town. Arrested Here, Sailor Is Held For Desertion William Siefcrt, 20-year-old seaman of the Navy, hns been turned over to authorities of the Millington, Tcnn., Naval Base on a charge of desertion, after having been arrested by city police. Arrested at request of the Naval shore patrol department In New Orleans, police found the sailor working in the kitchen of Hotel Noble. Using the assumed name of "Robert Miller", he had been there three weeks, police said. His home is in New Orleans and he hns been stationed at a base near there, officers learned. He said he left his post 30 days ago Cnpt. Charles A. Hunlon Jr., 25, flight leader of a group of A-20 Invaders and son ol Mr. and Mrs. Hunton Sr., is missing in action after having served .overseas for n year in the European theater. Attack Is Fatal ToW.P.Tinsley Former Blythevillc Man Dies Yesterday At Plymouth, Mich. Stricken with, a heart attack wh.ilc in war. work at Plymouth, Mich., Wiseman Presley Tinsley formerly qf Blytheville, died yesterday nftenioon. lie was 52. : Long 3. resident 'of Blythevillc, he was a rural mail carrier in 1018 nnd 1917. Later, lie vvns employed at the box shop of Wilson before gamer to Hot Springs where he worked several years prior to going to Michigan a month ago. The body was to arrive here this aftcmon. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon, 1 o'clock, at Cobb Funeral Home by the Rev Hoyt Jcrnigan, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, with burial at Maple Grove Cemetery. He Is survived by five brothers, Jack Tinsley of the Army. John of Hot Springs. Alonzo of the Army W ' Another Jap Prison Ship Sunk Memorial Fund To Honor Hero Reaches $2241 More Contributions Pour In To Enlarge Fund To Buy Home The Privcll Memorial Fund went over the hull-way murk today with SJ.H1 contributed by those who want the widow and eight children ol We. J. c, Privcll. killed in Luxembourg, to imve ti permanent home. Jodie Nabcrs, s|x>nsor of the fund assisted by Courier News nnd other nlcres(«l persons, is continuing solicitation of contributions in nn effort to conclude (lie drive within d few days. Pliin Is to purchase a modest house as a memorial to this service man who gave Ills life that homes of others might \ K .secure Publlcnlion of nil gifts received through todny will be pubhs.iun tomorrow. Donations received up until yesterday, not yet published arc given below, Other contributions tu the fund include gifts of $5 cnch from these: Mr. • and Mrs. Marion WII- Hnms, J. •rovincc, Mr. and Mrs. Tom P. Martin, Mr. nnd Mrs C. A. Tnnl, Hoyte Wllltotns, Memphis talesman; Mr. and Mrs Edgar Bontm. Palace Cafe. Mrs ' Or H. Wyatt now in Belgium; Mr. and Mrs. J.ick nyfiimi, Woods Drug Store, D. Simmons lor Simmons lui Shop, ,Mr. nnd Mrs. Roy Koonce, Otto Scrape , The sum of S5 'w as ^ from enth of these: women employes »t Applcbaum's Ladles Tofecry, Dewcy Crane for his eon, •M... L.' Cra»>\ of Ihe-Nnvy; Mr. and Mrs. J C' McMalmn for the new Ben Franklin Store, Mrs, Linn Hess for &tore, Gertrude Cook for Raymond E. Cook. .Mississippi Coirntv Lumber Company, Mr. »i!d Mrs. H. R. Schmiick for their son Billy Schmiick of the Armv nmi Mrs. C. F. " 'Hess Corp. Mr Late Bulletins WASHINGTON, i-vii. ^^ HUM — Kf|ir««rn!u(lvi'.s John K. H;m- kl'i, of Mississippi, nnd Jnhn K Hook of MIcblRiii,, |,ntl, !)„„„. frals, riiftngfil in ,, fisi fight ou >»<• House floor today. The fl|!hl oamo atlcr Hook uc- I'used Rniikln of Ivliip, Ttt'KNTV . FIKST AHMV <• it () U I 1 IIKAIMIDAHTKHS, Western Vront, Feb. n (U,l'.)_ M»rc limn O.OW) Allied planes took luii.hi the uUiicks'tin <! rr man objectives today. WITH «. S. 'mum A11MV, Western Front, I'd,. Z'{ HUM — Third Army troops calmM upwards ot two miles nl points uluilf a M-mlla front today, c.i|i- (urlns- n mimhcr of draiw. nnd croMiiif the Sunr river smith of 2 BAAFCadets Killed When Plane Crashes Two aviation cndct.s nt Blvlhe- vlllc Army Air Field were 'killed asl iilyht when Ihelr A-T loimln- >»K |ilauL> crushed Ihree miles wcU «f the field, It was miounccd lotlnv by I, lent. col. Howard C. stcllini' commandhii; officer. Killed wcrc: Hobcrt c. HlKtiln- spn, 26, r,f Detroit, iind Robert panics lllnc, 20, of ' Gloversvlllc, Dctiiils of the crash ivero n»t made public by the field but It ,wns said a board of officers would ••Investigate the crash nnd determine the cause." On n combat training flight u, n cndcts were killed nt 8:'iri p m it as lenniMl the plane did not burn. Both the cadets were members IQ Air Fleet Hammers Vital Reich Centers Patton Still Drives Forward Into Mosollo Valley Defenses PARIS, Feb. 22 <U.I>.)_Hkie.s over Kuropo «wo clear today, nnd n grail nrimidn nf 2'ioo American vvnrplanpK has taken to the nlr to attack Ucruuin loivns nnd cities tutincllnif supplies both to the enstern and western fronts For three slrnlghl duys Allied planes hnvo' ranged over lhc Reich, dropping tons of destruction, To-' day's raids promlKu lo top Ihem nil. More than HOO Hyinj; i.v,, r '(_ rc.sscs nnd I.lliernloi-s hnvc been thrown hito the ntlnck. Together they hnvo dropped nomn 1-1 ODO tilsh explosive brunlw. 'Hie Oerinnii radio Is sending out tranllc nlnrms hlnltnif that the planet! mo cutting n broad swath ncioss (hu •Nti/i homeland. And the Nnv.l rn- dlo nd<Ls Unit other Allied plm are coming In from the direction of Italy, Indicating that n two- way assmilt Is In the nlr. Today's targets wore not revealed. The only ofilclul announcement simply siild Hint 20 communication centers have been hit over n 30.000 square mile iircn. In ui-oniiil wnrfnrc. more Hum n score of Oermnn lown.s nnd villages liavc lieen overrun by Gcu- ernl Pulton's Third Army offrn- slve., which I.H [(tithe-ring speed nnd ifi-omid fjy the hour, 'funks and doughboys have .chopped up nnd Isolated enemy pockets in the Cadet Hlgglnsoirs wife, the former Miss Mnrlnn rairenr, had mnde her home at DM since accompanying him here recently. He aim !., survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Itobcrt Iliuiiln- son of Detroit. II wns understood , r . .. - , , ~" """ ••""'•"TiKiJu me body wotili *>„ * in Navy. jS'tlttc^ ^^« ™^->'>>- Tinsley Stevens Tin.slcj' A. Tinsley of Stcelc, Mo., and , ., Arthur Tinsley ' Fields of Mobile. Ala., and three sisters, Mrs. Pearl Lonon of Hot Springs, Mrs. Olga Jackson of Sikeston. Mo., and Mrs. Evelyn Parncll of Wilson. Engineer Who Drained Swamps Views Progress Of Rich County From swamps and jungles denser than those of Africa, Mississippi County has since 1001 changed to a fertile delta unsurpassed In all the world. How this was done can be explained in one word, "drain- Thc man, who braved ridicule of many men and overcame seemingly unsurmoiinlable obstacles to raise the money necessary and to wipe out prejudices prior to having drafn- igc In this section, "came home" last night for the Chamber of Commerce dinner. He is John A. Fox, now secretary of the Greenville, Miss., Chamber of Commerce, who carried out the irst drainage program here, after rebuilding the levees from the Missouri state line to Memphis. An account of these happenings MS related by the honored guest ast night to cause wide Interest among the members nnd guests. He briefly outlined his part In forming the nrst drainage district with the nrst ditch running from lear Lake lo Tyronza; other ac- ivltles here when the first outside Industries were attracted to niylhc- yillc by the new civic club formed lor that purpose and told Incidents of his life here until 1905 when he went to Washington to become heart of the Uivcrs and Harbors Commission. How his dreams of water transportation throughout the United Slates had matcriall/cd through his programs carried out at Los Anjje- les, Calif.. Houston, Texas, and Albany, N. Y, wcrc recounted as he told of his first project in opening Little River and St. Francis River of debris nnd of moving timber down the Mississippi River nt Barfield. Paying tribute to the early leaders who assisted him in his "wildest dreams" of selling bonds for the drainage districts, publication of a booklet in 1902 showing photographs and data of this county and distributed lo numerous outside companies and securing passage ot bills helping to develop this section Mr. Fox lold of his work as a civil engineer with Chicago Mill mi d. Lumber Company after having bcon connected with St. Francis Levee Holland, Mo., Mr. and Mrs. H S Henrn. Dixie Crawford sent $2.50 as dii Harvey Morris who has a son in service; Lieut, nnd Mrs. Donald H Day. Gifts of $2 each wcrc W Carolyn Jnnc McLeod. F. D Underwood. Dcwey PniiU. Mr. mid ur r u °' 7- Wickcr - Mr - ''»" M'-s WEllcr Wnddy "A Friend' $1.40. gave Gifts of $1 each were rcccivei from Aaron Peterson, G W ffoci"c for Wilton Hodge of the' Armv: Frank Wngncr. T. w. Webster Bcrnice 'IVumble c. R. Eubai.k.s- Bllhc Louise Gaines, Phil Hasscll, Henry Vomit', R. A. Hubbard In honor of Byrum Hubbard of Ihe Marines: Paul Abbott. D C Enbanks, Joe Morgan, Bert Looney Mrs. Fred Bishcr for Gilbert Eugene Bisher; Hnrlyn Webb David McGregor. "Biibba" George for Pvt Rene George in Italy; SUmley Hood. J,-.mra C. Triggs, Mrs. J. A. Payne for George Payne ot the Army Air Forces in India. Gifts of 50 cents eacli were sent by H. C. Tucker. Mrs. Lorena Everett. Included in the amber's contribution were these: {2.50 Mrs Johnny Young; $2 Mrs. C F Michael: $1 each—Mrs. W, King, Meyer Graber. George O Hudson Jr.. Davis. Miss Del-' MO Stewart. M. D. Rohhln. Joe Vnndevcr, Miss Lucille Sallba, Miss Bea Moore. Mrs. Arch Lindscy, Mrs. Hilcn Wilson. Mrs. Alvin T. Walton. Mrs. T. T. Campbell, Mrs. George Carney. Mr.s. Sherwood lloUhofl, Mrs. Mabel Hill, Mr.s Roy McKay, C. A. Evans. E. E. Couller, Mrs-. John Rilcy, Mrs. Jack Wilson, Lois Morcland. Jewell Damon: 50 cents each from Lloyd and Mar.rtl Markle, Harry Rudin. Staff Sergt. B. O. Ambrose. Clarence Glover, Mrs. Charles Gray. Zaricor, Miss Ruth Mr.s. Z. T. Stabbs. Mrs. . . Emma Bradley. Mr.s. Percy Smith gave 25 cents, Bonnie Louise Enrlc, 10 cents. Mrs, Myrtle Dison, 45, Ores Yesterday Morning Services wcrc held tills afternoon, o'clock, at Garden Point Cemetery of West Ridge for Mrs. Myrtle. Dlson, 45. wife of E. D. Di.wri. Vl)i> died early yesterday morning at Memphis Baptist Hospital following a week's Illness. Tho llcv. Leslie R. Rllicrd of Lc- !»)ito, offiriatcd, She is survived by live diviuih- lers. Mrs. Linnie Holt, and Mrs. Myrtle Lackey, botli of Memphis; Mrs. Christine Hurst, Mrs. Edun Watson and MK S Virginia Dlson. all ol West Ridge; a son, Tennis Dl- son or Lcpanto, and two brothers, Sam an,j Floyd Sapp of Dccntiir, Ala. Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis was in charge ot arrangc- accompnus panicd by Mrs. Higglnson'. Cadet Hlgginson wns graduate! from Bedford High School nn.i n t tended Detroit Institute of Technology. Cmiet nine, unmarried, wasgrnd mien from Clloversville Ul s hSchoo in I9«. lie Is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mr.s. Elton [fine nm one brother, a Nnvnl Air cndel. It was understood lib body wouk oo sent tonight to Glovcrsvlllc fo runernl nnd burial. Military cfcorts will both bodies. Holt Funeral Home Is In charge BAAF Will Be Open To Public Saturday Might "Community Night" will be observed nt Blythevillc Army'Air Field Saturday night wllcn 0 fH ce rs nnd enlisted men there will be hosts to the people of this section for n two- hour program of Informal entcr- (nlnnicnt. Service men of .special entertainment talents now slalloncd nt the base will participate In the program with numbers lo be kept secret until presentation, It wns announced An invitntlon to the public to attend Ibis free attraction wns mnde by Lieut. Col. Howard C. Stelling commanding officer. The public hns been invited to the advanced twin-engine training base on several previous occasions for celebration of anniversaries, .special ceremonies and "open post" but this Is the first time Hits type of entertainment has been ilanncd for people of this section. The show, to be held at the recreation hall. Is to begin .it B o'clock Prisoners Liberated LONDON. Feb. 22. (UPl— Arthnr Henderson, financial secretary ol he Urllish War office, announced n Commons today that the Soviet Government has 'Informed Britain hat Russian troops hav c liberated 2SOO British prisoners of war from German camps. Henderson said the prisoners arc en route to Odcwa, where a transit camp is being built for tlitm until ships arrivp to carry them home. -ivestock ST. LOUIS, Tel). 22 (U.P.) -Hogs :3GO, salable 4000. too 14 TO ir>0- 130 Lbs. 14.70; 130-150 Lb.s. 'l3504.50: .soil's 13.95. Cattle 2100. salable 2000 calves 500 all salnble; mixed yearlings nd heifers 12-H.50, cows 10-1150 :anners nnd cutters 7.50-950 ilaughtcr steers 10-10.75, laugher heifers 8.25-18; stocker and, feeder steers 0-13.15. by Moselle rivers. And almost the important, town of Smithing lin.s been cleared of .snipers niul lust ditch defenders. At tho northern end of the Allied offensive line the Unnnciliui Flnl Army hns Inched forward. to- wnrds the Ruhr In the wnko of last night's murderous RAF bombardment thnl ripped Ihe enemy's lines to shreds. Senlllsh Infantrymen nrc 6»l 'In front, lust rcnortcd within oiic mite of the town of Cnlcar, Meanwhile, far across Gcrmlmy, Soi-lct troops also imve driven to the meeting point of two Important rivers, the and the Oder, below Berlin. O«o milt now Is Just five miles below the southernmost bridgehead across the Oder before the enemy cnpitnl. And tho twin clllcj, of Gubcn and Cottbus nrc under threat. Cook Proposes Limiting Liquor Permits LITTLE ROCK, Feb. 22 IU,P.)_ Arkansas Revenue Commissioner Otho A. Cook says he will sponsor n hill In Ihe Assembly limiting nlcoholic permits. Cook snys his proposnl would limit issuance of retail liquor, borr nnd wine permits to n number determined on the basis of iiojmtn- tion In cacli county. It would also rnisc license fees nnd provide for tighter regulation for wholesale nnd retail distribution of nlcoholic Jevcrnffcs i;i the stnlc. 'Ilic new Revenue Commissioner iays the bill would provide for more ndeo.ii.ile policing of wholesale nnd rctnli stores niul would end to "l.riii,- the liquor stock out 'rom under the counter." 'Tough, But We'll Win island/ Marine Chief Assures Nation; 800 Yanks Die On Enemy Shifj men dying on land and at, sea chlcf , ocn, Holland Smith » the (itlml . . . — -••' ••VLiiiiiU UdllVIl told newsmen i;rlnily. "We oxwct "lake this islnnd, and while a wm to Bl n .severe cost, it is our assigned mission." .,, Ii; ™" "» Ms '"on wcrc locked in the bloodlavt buttle of the Pncltlc making fuw. If , m y w \m. Cleuerni Smith declared: "Wo nrc up ,, B nlust <> very loujfh proposition, V- anticipated a severe battle and we Jirc iniikliin slow progress" Tjwi | iteiiornl's voice, wns'low when he tnlkcd to correspondents nbonrd ills UiiKshlp offshore. And his lips were set In n yrlm, llrm line. Toughest For Marines He ndded tlmt the battle now Ink' HB place Is "the most difficult prob- loin with which the Mnrlnc Corp hns been confronted hi m years' »ut lie snld that cnsimltlcs hnvi not been nny (jronlcr than he HII. Uvlpiiled. On the rocky little h\ im \ Use! he Marines , ire fighting through i Iroplcnl downpour toward the ccn- trnl airport, the last in Jnpnncsi hands. Admit-ill Nlmlln has tin- nounccd thai the Leathernecks nrc " ' ln tf forward slowly, 'weakening nlrdromu's ..doftM^ffcrt;.; rul ndmU.iitlittti 1 ^' '' CIHHIKC" ill line In the ln^;.lj;b(jtK5i«a llie Mmlncs li»Vf'-foti(tht oft crnl ferocious JniMincjic coimtci--ii't- lacks, nnd those who still me iblc urn nglitlng on the same land where the buttle began, A rtidlo corrosiwndcnt on Ounin brondfjfist Ihnl "llicrc Is ciothing but the dccpcsl kind of B | onm coming from our holdings on Iwu." He says thnl since the last com- mimlftue, tlie reinforced Mnrlnc divisions Imve mnde very little progress. They nrc fnccd by difficult supply problems, ns nil lunding operations urn bumpered liy loose vol- cnnlc fish nnd continued bombings nnd strn tings." Wrcckugc On Beanli Mnrlno Corps combnl corre- spundcnt. Sorgt. David Dcmpscy of New York City, has come up with he most depressing story ol nil. .Ocmpsey writes that the invasion bench on lhc islnnd Is a scene ol in- ilescrlbablc wreckage, all of II Am- 'rlcnn. ' And he snys thnl volcanic sand oil the bench is so soft thnl ninny American vehicles were mired down before they Imd gone 10 feet. Only n few trucks got ashore on the first two days of the Invasion, and during those two days practically nil .supplies moved by hnnd to the front. Even the unconquerable Icon wns stuck. ncmpscy goes on: "Scattered amid the wreckage. Is death. H is nol a pretty sight, but It hns taken possession of our beach. The miracle wiw that we were able to supply our troops nt all during the two days of Increasing shelling. The boys who did it. ns the saying goes, dc- .scrvc .1 medal. But a lot of them won't be around when the medals nrc passed out." The story of the sinking of the prison ship Isn't a pretty one, either. ' ;: ;•',•' Survivor Tells ijlbry It's told by a 21-year-old American Nnval llculennnt, George Pet-. fcrcnce In Washington! VeS says 10 and an Army private are Iho only two of the 1000 prisoners hbonril who gol awny from the Japanese^ ™ prisoners wcrc stuffed into' •In Sfi 1 ^?" llold;i °" ^embcr Uth. 104.1. Half of , the prisoners wcrc put Into tin nfler hold which' was smaller In urea than, a regulation tennis court nnd only as lilHi M _n mini's licnd. • " Some.of the Amcrlcni\s, niost ot Ihciil iippni-ently prisoners from tho nrst Philippine campaign, died from suffocation in the short Umc tlicy were nbonrd the vessel. And PctriU estimates that nbout 80 per cent t.r them (irolialily would have died In the end even It the Ameilcniii, Imd nol attacked the ship After the prison ship left Manila harbor It wns subjected to n number of bombing nttnLk:, by Ameii- cnn planes. The Jtipancw took all Jap clvlllnns oir the damaged crnCU but a gunrd of ciicmj soldiers stcy- ed aboard' nnd kept the prisoners In the holds at rine point Mnny Drown On Ship ! •tfw'iarP-'i mo ' miB thc shl P VVixi> hflmk - 1 "'—"'" and H went dov.ii l^urylygrE got InM iwitn for ihoio Tlio •sft*****. >.. wed l»' tlie liofdi Tfioso. who survived the sinking were immediately lounded up by Ihe Jnpnneso gnrils-Hi un the shais Bill Pctrlty. swum away from the Japanese 'garrison Instead of ID--' ward 11.. And utter his escape lie got: in touch with Filipino guerrillas who 1 look excellent cnre of him. -' ••... He finally wns flown back to tlie United Slates, buck home. • for tiic flrsl time In nearly four-years He went lo the Philippines in May of 19'11, and wns taken prisoner when Corrcgidor fell. Previously, 11 wns disclosed that Allied submarines hud sunk two olher Japanese prison ships unknowingly. Thc nrst i Incident occurred on Sept. 7th, when only S3 out of 750 prisoners aboard thc ship survived. On Oct. 2-tth another prison ship carrying 1800 Americans vos sunk. Only five men arc known o have survived. •••• ':,-..Thus, It appears .thai upwards"of 3200 Americans have .perished iiii these three trnglc episodes. : - • —, The one bright spot of Pacific lews this afternoon came from tho Tokyo radio, nnd Is not •confirmed! The. Dome! news agency says that American warships have bombarded ParniTiusliIro, site of thc big Jnp- nncsc naval base in the northern Kurllc Islands. ,. • . The rciwrt says that'a task'force of nbout eight American warships shelled thc Island, "apparently nlm- ng al diverting Japanese strength 'rom other urens of the battlc'in the 'nclfic." . . ' ' Caruthersville Honors Pilot Who Shot Down 19 Nazi Planes CARUTIIKRSV1LLE. Mo.. Feb. 22 —Residents of Carulhcrsvllle will iay tribute to Its Army Air Forces Vot-ld War tl nee this afternoon with n public demonstration In Ihe ilgh school auditorium where, un- icr the direction of all service, civic nd women's clubs of ihls city a irgc crowd will gnlhcr in honor- ng Major John n. England, rc- cnlly returned from 108 missions 11 his P-51 Mustang f]Rhler over he European war theater. Mnjor England, who was gratlu- (cd In 1.110 from (he same hteh chool where Thursday afternoon rom 2 until 5 his friends will gather n his honor, has 19 enemy planes o his credit, 78 German locomo- IVPS. and numerous ground targets Us flights have been over Berlin lussla niul Italy. Major England' lie .son of Mr. and Mrs. H. I! :iiRland of Cnmlhcrsville, who Is scd to knifing through thc skies in iiirsiiil of German planes in his .luslaiiB at -100 to 500 miles per inur, arrived in Cnruthersville un- irclenliously by earlier this •cek, his homecoming celebration y bis friends having to be candled because of his modest return, and turned Into thc afternoon "party" Thursday. A former bookkcc|>cr for the Farmers Gin Co.. of this city. Major Erizland has received (lie Distinguished Flying Cross and two clusters, thc Air Medal and 13 clusters, nnd has been recommended for tho Silver Star and French Croix de, Guerre. He is a squadron commander of thc famous 357th Fighter Group of thc Eighth Air Forces, which has been awarded two presidential citations, and Is regarded as the leading fighter squadron in the European wnr theater. Prosecuting Attorney Elmer Peal. who Is serving as special representative of Mayor W. D. Byrd. will express thc commendation and approbation of Pemiscot County friends to Major England for thc iiutstiindfng performances he has Riven in the service of his country. All Pemiscot County members of ic armed services, both men nnd women, who nrc home on leave or furlough, were Invited to be present nl the frnlhcrlng Thursday afternoon, al which time they will he Introduced, and mention made of Iheir service. Senate Group Approves Stiff Work Measure WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 (U.P.)— fn the Senate today, the Military Affairs Committee completed an "about face," apprcvlng_3. work-or- fiffht bill wiilch includes fines and prison terms for employers ' who hoard labor. . .; The bill differs from one passed earlier by the ' House in that its penalties apply largely to employers, rather than to. workers. v Chairman Elbert Thomas of Utah says his committee voted 13 to 4 for approval of Ihe bill, but he adds; - .•''.,•' "Practically every committee member reserved the right to oppose all or any part of the bill when It reaches the Seimle floor next week." Senators then will be .able. "(p take their choice between the new t] Senate bill and the House -approved Mny bill. Both measures will ;.bc offered to the representatives. The Tydlngs Amendment to the new Senate bill is expected to cause, plenty of controversy, for.'it hits hard at farmers who Jump their determents to take other jobs. ' • , Under !lie amendment., if a M$n deferred for farm work quits' wUiV- ont (lie consent of his draft, beard he will be subject to a $10,000 fine or one years both. imprisonment,

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