The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 8, 1945 · Page 2
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March 8, 1945

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

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PAGE'TWO BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEW3 Superior! Pilot Saved From Sea Texan On Life Raff In Japanese Waters For Five Days SAIPAN, Jilar. 8 (UP)—An Army major from-Texas made an unexpected stopover the oilier day on lib jvay back from bombing Tokyo. He stopped off on a life raft which floated around the Pacific for five.days,,before, he \vas, ptc^- cd up in ."one of '.the ; most' daring sea-air re5cii<Y!,of;the Pacific war. Ma joe Hugh Mahoney, of cpfPH 3 Christi, was the pilot of a Supertort which was forced down by engine failure when /'returning from a bombing mission. , More than'a dozen Army and Navy planes and several Navy vessels teamed up 1 to save Mahoney .and.eight other''crewmen. Four additional 1 crewmen were drowned when the Euperfort crushed. Mahoney'iT life, raft became separated from the others In the heavy sea,, nnd for five days he drilled through the.'cold, waters'south of Japan, watching and walling. All this time patrol planes kept traik of Mahoney's raft. But they were unable to land because of heavy sens. '• '•' ; • •'• They "dropped him food and 17 totlcs of water from the air. But he . drank only one because he thought things might gel tougher. Finally a big Martin patrol bomber volunteered to take the -chance and .land near the raft,: .. ' ... . The huge'plane caine'down In a power stall and then hit the first, wave going about 65 knots. It bounced ; 50 feet, up then struck again. . Mahohey says the plane was almost buried in the water on ,the second bounce But It kept on top of the waves, anil at last crewmen managed . to puU7\lhe major to safety.,. • ••.''.-•:, .. : .,'. '".' .The plane then'Vised Us jet propulsion equipment' to' take off again for : ; Salpan. Arid'.' the .: irinjor, 15 pounds lighter,..but'hone" Ihe worse for wear is gelting set for another run over Tokyo. £ arly Business Leaders Laid Foundation For Thriving City Blylheville's industrial nnd farming progress lias been hand in hand since 1005 when the Chicago Mill and Lumber Company was established here. A number of Interesting facts about those early days were recounted by Jesse Taylov when iie spoke at the Chamber of commerce dinner recently In outlining activities of business leaders to obtain new industries for the city and later to assist in farming development. A small town, which grow out of Chlckasawlia and Blythe's Chanel, Blythcvillc's growth did not begin until after the turn of Ihe century. It was In 1905 that the Chicago Mil) and Lumber Company was, vlllc residents, established here, as second choice' after. having been "turned down" by a larger neighboring tpwn. Thkr was shortly followed by coming of Creamery Package Company and National Handle Factory which made boxes mid handles from wood cut and sawed by the mill. After the Business Men's club was formed, outgnwlli of tin earlier organization in 1001, the men liegon to think of other businesses necessary for Improvement of Ihe young (own. The first laundry wa.i established In 1910, the year thp late A. C. Langc creeled > Ihe GJencoe Hole). At tlmt time (lie,old Waters Hotel occupied the site now used by the Tiitz Theater anil was the town's leading hotel. .' It was In 1014 that the sewer system was laid 'and this was the same year men cut through dense woot'n -lo lay the first dirt road which later became Highway 61. Thu civic group was rcco'rganii 1 ,- ecd in 1920 to the present Chamber made up $1200 to obtain more Industries. Hand<iomc, dignified W. W. Holl- peler, who had come down from the north nnd established the first electric light company here, was given the money ana sent back north lo enlicc far-sighted speculators to Blylhevlllc. So Impressed were officials of Creamery Package Company wllh stories of the timber here, as discussed by the late Mr. Hollljiclcr, they told him to take his money and go home; the company would establish a plant here without any "financial concessions" by Blylhe- Improved highways from paths hrough deiwe forests, proper ralnnge from swamps, laying of oncroto walks to replace muddy fllh, paved streets over muddy find irty roads and improvement of chools, churches, residences and nd the business section have come 'itli the years os Blytheville has rown from a farm village Into a icdeni city of more than 12,000 jopulatloii with farming nnd Inrtiis- ry botli providing livelihood for Its uliabltants. Take It Or Leave It' Program Amuses Lions Negro Student ' At Northwestern On'Scholarship Cecil Partee. 23-year-old Blylhe- villc Negro, -has_- entered Northwestern University as a law student. . A; graduate of A. and I. college at Nashville, Tenn., which he attended after haying been awarded a Gooch Foundation' scholarship, Cecil received a scholarship from the, state of Arkansas to Northwestern. Hs .spent some lime here with his mother, Bessie Partee, while attempting to enter service but now has gone to Chicago where he plans fo .complete'a course lri-,law,'fol- lowing rejection for military service: because of physical disability. Nove/isl Released PARIS, J,far. 8 (UP) "—'British „ noyclisi p. o. Wodehoiise has been released from so-called "preventive-detention", by French police. The creator of "Jeeves," the perfect • butler, has been under surveillance., since December be- : cause of a-radio broadcast he made frcm Berlin during the'height of . the : Nazi: sweep through Europe. of Commerce—the same year paving of the ctly streets was started. Establishment of Ihe fair grounds and \Valker Park was started In 1D25, wilh permanent buildings, race track, piny ground and swimming completed In 1935. In (ho~c years the [Irst canning company was established in 1927 which, after rather discouraging experiences, grew Into the present successful factory. The Rice-Stlx factory was established in 1037, after the city hail survived the nation-wide depression ami escaped one drouth experienced by the rest ol the South. The World Champion Cotton Picking Contest was "born" In 1940 to put the city on the front pages of all newspapers in the country and In 1342, Blylhevllle Army Air Field was established here. Much colorful history goes along witli the-'e developments one of which is well remembered by older men and women who helped to promote such enterprises. After the Chicago Mill had come here, business leaders became enthusiastic over prospects for Blytheville beecomlng "a real town' and from loss of SUNNHMN? G !rls r Women 1 H you lose so much aur- ing monthly periods that you leel weak dragged out"— this may bo duo to low mood lion. So try Lydla E. Pinktam's TiBun-s-oae of tho best home ways to help build up red blood in such cases. P-s Tablets ate one o! the great'• Ly^LPinkham'sTAOiCTS I m Cream Deodorant liV •;>-. -Sa/cly helps Stop Perspiration jl. Does not utiutt slcin. Dots •i not rot dresses or meii's shirts •2. Prevents: un<Jcr-arm odor' , : .v- Ilelpjstoppmpiniionsifclv' • * 3. A fate, Mjirr, intiicptic, soin. >•. less vanishing cream. .;4. No waiting to dry. On be ;!•<•: U«M ri^ht after shaving. ;t5. A»ir<ltd Approval Seil of ',K.. Amcticinfr.iotuteoftj'unclei- mg — hjrmlcjs to fibril Use i Airid reeulirlvi'=-o •,-••- •• Continuous Shows Every Day liox Office.Opens 1:45 Shmv Stiirls 2:00 LfSTEN TO KI.CN tl n.T». 1Z:45 p.m. 4:30 p,m. Thursday and Friday Selected Short Subjects Pour Blytheville High School tudcnlB 'niesdny gnve tliclr in- crpretalioii ot tlio ]x>|nil«r "l v ake Or Leave II" rntlio program or cntertnlnmcnt of the I.ions Jlub members when they met for uncheon.ni Hotel Noulc. Participating an the ' program .•ere Harry Rny Brooks, Chester Caldwell, Berloti IInm|)ton nnd J. E. Harrison. Read Courier News Want Ads. School Finances In Good Order, Committee Says LITTLE ROCK, Mftr. 8 (UP) _ A special Arkansas House .of Representatives committee appointed to Investigate the Arkansas Education Department's finances has filed its report with the House. 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