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Blytheville Army Air Corps News (Newspaper) - November 4, 1943, Blytheville, Arkansas LE ARMY AIR CORPS NEWS VOLUME AH NOVKiU THE BLYTI1EVJLLE AKMY AIR COUPS NEWS Published daily except Sundays In the Interest of the personnel of lie Army Air Forces Ad vanced Two Engine Plying School of by t li e Biythcvlllc Courier It con tains news of Hie Air Army Turns Down GIs7 Gifts To Folks At Home For Writing from home arc so popular with GIs here thatone of them appeared at Ills post office leading a horse he wanted to mail back as an ex pression of Another GI showed up with a pair of onyx bookends weighing 02 A third lugged an Old Master measuring e feet by a remembrance for the folks whod kept Authorities here clamp down on such whimsies but they acknowl edge that mail Is the most Impor tant morale factor in Ihe soldiers Whtn theres a hitch in de livery GIs keep Ihc phones busy with requests to cable New York and see whats the I dont care what happens just so long as I hear from my Stanley Or tokl Tell them to Just keep writing and never mind thefood chtmtd in James Prefer Food Delicacies The GI in Britain is good about but he gets three letters for every two he Packages pour in to him at the rate of 20 for every one he ships Ninety per cent of the stuff he can ob tain here at his Army post exchange shaving Hes probably too polite to say but hed rather have delicacies tinned tuna crab fruit Some go through the disillusion ing experience which had shaken officer 1 met lie writes she was sending me a ham but the postmaster wouldnt let her because Its So now she says shes mailing me a won derful new canned food shes just Sending Spain lo like mailing rice to a GI here gets it for lunch Ever since the Army postal base here day a parcel of banned perishable But a soldier may write for anything else he wants so he quests to a parcel a Tilings he sends home are chiefly objects such as old silver Urges Full Address Vmail is tha fastest way of writing to you soldier boy but Bernard Humes head of opcrationr of the Army Postal Division in wishes that girls would be more careful about addressing Tin per cent are mistaken ly directed and keep 185 British postal clerks busy Just sorting Uiem Each Vmall Idler should Imve the name of the his serial number and his Army Major Humes is proud of Ihe fact thai not one Vmail letter has been lost ui Hes hal some pretty tough problems to deal When n letter was salvaged from n clipper crashed at only the name Emma was The major figured Emma must be an Army He wrote to 20 Emmas in but iinnc claimed the He decided Emma had moved on and wrote to North Two weeks later a reply same telling him hed found the right Mail delivery to our soldiers in Britain is better than in any olher theater of In this country the transporta tion is Major Bowling Notes The CoAds bowling door mat of the Officers League since the start of the loosed their peiHup fury In the opening match of the fiftli week Tuesday night and won four straight Victims of the CoAd uprising were Ihe who also have been having more than their share of trouble in winning games but nev erhad takena thumping such as the CoAds After winning the first two games by the modest scores of IBS to 648 and 840 to the CoAds vision of winning four straight points really off the fire They rolled up In the last game a total of highest total of the 03 games that have been rolled this Their threegame total of 2572 was aim the third highest rolled this sea Settingthe pace for thewinners was Roy who roll ed a 448 series which included lie high He was closely followed by Major Mead with 431 Keefe of the Mlsfllz carried away high threegame hon ors The Misfitz could1 find little consolation in the fact that they were spotting the CoAds a big for even if no handicap had been the CoAds would have won three out of four points The United States Volunteer Lit Saving corps was formed ii Dont Lay That Pistol Down Coast Guard Plioto From Coast Guard Chief Gunners Mate John who trains House guards and Secret Service inch to is now teaching SPAR officers the art of pistol Ensign June Larson of is he attractive pupil who will be assigned lo ord nance work that requires knowledge how as well as orvice Ihe FUNNY BUSINESS Were short of foul line referee Uiis seasonj Published Despite Handi caps Arab Holy Men Blcss His Press CUP The jimnagliig editor who coin plained because his onearmed typesetler came down with poison ivy wasnt renlly bad says llodding prewar pub lisher of the Delta DemocratTimes more recently an editor nf bolh Stars and the soldier newspa and the weekly nmg ol American ftulitiin Hul like Ihe mail that must 0 through nnd the show hat must BO the paper must go lo il did despite numerous Captain Carters publishing woes included Use of a German by American engineers Use of Arab typesetters who did not speak English and had to set type by characters Newsprint sent all the way from Ills staff was cosmopolitan if Kolhing At one time it con sisted of BJI English girl whose husband was an officer In Ihe British a young Russian civilian who and a private from the Another unusual Carter was the fact Unit Arab holy men came in twice a day lo sprin incense on the presses lo drive oul the A veteran neivsmaii Carter reflected lhat hed often enough had his presses blessed y but It was rather unusual lo have them blessed by a bona fide Winner of ihc Nieinan Fellow ship for his editorials on prob lems of the agricultural South Barter entered Ihe service in Guard C National He weni to Cairo insl ftibrunry forsaking duties as a field artillery put out Slars and Stripes that theater of His trade territory included Palestine and wherever else we had ife had also to edit Yank in Jaffa some 30CT miles He commut ed between the two publications py plane or His requisitions for a slaff for Stars and Stripes was cveiilual was given a 2omaivstaff or soldier Yank is published on global and Carter supervised the set Ions devoted to Middle Eastern activi His activity since into the soldier newspaper business has given him flying miles Including some over the front In his talks with German and Italian Carter said he alinns Bind lo be on the Allied The for the most are still well disciplhied he declared What is Ihc American joldici thinking Carter studied thoughtfully for a moment on this of winning the war and getting Jioitie he is puzzled by the num ber of strikes back in the United And hes profanely expressive alons taththese lines of the captain ljiiigSijt lor ilic Nexi Asstmlj in he Solomons SUnSCRIPTION HATES ON REQUEST Costly New Miracle Drug Cures Stubborn Cases In Short Time Life Is relaxed for he moment In this imlmfrlnfictl scfllnir on Vclln hero Is ncllim ahead for Herein lamlinj bunt Is liclng unloaded us the biisc Is built up In prepimillun lot the nciv attiicks on Trcnsiiry Islnnits mid farther north In Lieutenants Isengard and Johnson In First BAAF Graduating Class First William and Second Aldeh buddies and members of first graduating clnss at the Brythisvillp Ariiiy Air hnvc been report ed missing In notion following bombing missions over the Eurov penn Isengards cilvcd HOWS Hint lie WHS mi stoitly before u ilaiiKh tcr wns born to his wns on his 10th Ills family was when Isc failed lo return as pilot of hud served his country well In previous having yotteu u German pltine on his first mis lie hnd been awarded Ihe Flying Cross nnd had nne oak Leaf A Jew dnys an Lieutenant Johnson failed lo re turn from Ihc mid on the Sclnveinfiirl ruller ucnrlng His family wns Inter notified that this raid was bis 13th He liiul previously lyjilflid lliem of a close call he hiul u few months curlier after Irclngshot down over the English lie spent six hours In thewaterbe Getting Ready to Face King Neptune Plastic Envelopes Serve Troops As Water Wings LOUIS Armys jungle troops now carry two sep arate about the size o a squared basketball and can use them as rater pil lows or water Made from cotton and Salflex a rubberlike plastic developed bj Monsanto Chemical the flota tion bladders were originally de signed as water wings for fighting in swampy areas where a misstep might slip a soldier into water over his When a soldier reaches a jungle stream or swampy lie in flates the envelopes and lucks them under his holding them in place bv buttoning his With this a soldier Is able to navigate through water and nt the same time protect his Salflex was originally developed by the Monsanto company as a pfastic filler in hightest safety With the scarcity of Its chemical structure has literally been rearranged to pro duce the most rubberlike of all commercial Saltlex Is now substituting for rubber in many vital military from hospital sheathing to Army Masks were designed originally for ceremonial and religious Hannibal Missouri Part of the fun of going to Hie South Pacific is Die timehonored initiation into the domain ol Neptunus Rex as the ship crosses the equator Here Red Cross workers Connie Stone ot Essex and liuthWalrad of San Francisco are painted up for Ilia Henry Hcnstell of las Try our Own Made ICE CREAM Ole Hickory Inn Across from High School WK FILL ALL PRESCRIPTIONS AND SAVE YOU MONEY STEWARTS Drug Store Main Lake Phone 282Z Suttons Great Shows The Worlds Cleanest Shows HERE ALL THIS WEEK AND ALL NEXT WEEK Auspices Arkansas Gujrd And The American Legion Located OPPOSITE BLYTHE VILLE LAUNDRY On South Second fore beliiR News ol tho Iwo pincers was received here by Maims Svrnrd nnd who knew Ihese men while hey were Deferment Card Reaches Lieutenant In Aleutians A l A 8 K A OEFENSK COMMAND ond Irving assigned lo the Alaska Communications Sys entered Hie Army at ForO n year Ucccnl ly he received from his draft hoard a enrd proclaiming he nnd iiceii deferred on occupa tions An eiighicci and radloinan In Alnska before the llovold spent Several days jitter Ihc nnesc nmet on biitch offering his services to the govern Filially he Inducted Four inunlks later ho ciuned n commission and wns assigned to a post In the Aleutian Ills de ferment card cinight up wllh him Would Abolish Itcmslcrs LOS CoumVlman Carl n former to han dle Ihc numerous complaints abaul crowing rooslcrs in the cily says the whole problem could he eradicated If the Victory chicken raisers could just Icnrn one lesson about It he n biological fact Ihal hens Iny Just as many eggs if deprived of ft rnoslcr husband lls Wllh one AltMY HOS Knifland American Army itoclorj roparleil odny lhat y wliiK ho tcanty miracle hey ciirtd Konorrhca cases mmfrcclccl by the lOHciful somo discs liiul effected iipparent coiu ilelr cures of ihc venereal disease within la wns available hi only cosily luanlllles hd Its iiso by Die Army was nlraosl olely on mi At ihc the slurred IniKely by Neiv ivns olun advanced ivsenrch on frosl one ot he pinnies of iilrmen mil wns porformhuj what the filers themselves called big mid miracles hi and sklu RialtlnB work on the In this hnspllal there nre two 1111 willlMi rules lor Ireadnu men slml lcrcl In One Ihc Thn olher Havo H dorsnt help an Army specialist If we lurn out a iiiun piilchcd up In his botly and sick about It all In his as much attention ts tlirii to keeping the wounded and sick cheerful nud hopeful ns Is to the physldii soldiers slinky but able to remain In KuriiiM nnd eventually return to Army the way out of he hospital leads o n rolmbllllallon ceiiler where Hie men starl uciilly to cxtrclse undor he of Anuy nnd end up In six weeks dohm u ruKKCd cotntninuln Still If boiler trentmetit ran be nlven nt arc returned lo tlio The Army has iinolher consldei atlon In Ireatmnil of soldiers It hns lo hnvc sick dont do much win ihe In lhat direction research here Is consliuil Tnkc penicillin Ihc men lire 1101 used us guinea 1he affects of notlccil In a mould by a London were applied lo human lielnus by olher sonrch was tnkcn up In the United A general hospital was tlio flisl Amcrlcnu Army hospital In kiiBlniKl nulhorlzcd lo dcnl with the Penicillin now Is from niul nt Kirai Altcinnls o ijroiriicolf Wiilhttlciilly nre Oio both to fullire vc iicrcnl cures nnd nwllcniionof the penicillin to olher are re tardcd here ns A paste Is being ofthe druir nppiicd to burns with much success In preventing Infection It vns is used In Infcc The Soldiers Friend Friend and Samaritan In tlmo of the American Red as the volunteer crculcd and supported by dollars and goodwill of American extends a helping hand to the man in the Service who happens lo be tough A Held director is on duty at many Army He can BCt prompt Information and lion any where in tho country through tho nationwide onjan IzfUlon or county chapters of tho Hal T In this column tho field dl rector at tho BlythevlUe Army Air Field discusses examples of his work with full protection of the confidence of those who consult IJY FRED Field Director American CroM Why dp all men In service receive lied Gross knitted gar menlsV Private Edward asked this iviesllon a few days ago stating Ihal his mother had done n great amount ol Red Cross knitting and ho thought he was entitled to some We explained 10 Private Ed ward that the government had asked the Red Cross to p wool by making suvis that all woolen gruv intents go to the 11 c n w h o need them If knitted Bar menus were real ly needed his awnn commanding of ficer coutd got them hy coming to Cross field Thishas to be done as Ihcrc only tn much wool available and we are trying first to help lias men who hnvc the coldest auH toughest If you Imve to bo out in Ihc cold for long periods oh your the Red Cross wants jon to Imve these if ivc know you prefer that Ihey BO to the men who have to be on Hint hind of Come lo our c s I abllshnicnt lor shoe pol luces A nny Shoe Find stock a wide lineof the grade close prices nnd cour teous QUflLITYSHOe SHOP izi MPIN SMALL LOANS On Anything of Value East Main Loan Slain Phone ZfiGO In tills hospital one case of bone very prolonged sing even yearswas believed cured In two wrecks Another that of an alrsmi Inspection Honors To 702nd Squadron Scored a mark1 of ovei 00 last Saturdays weekly In spccdon of tho bariacks and Ilut the E pennant this Is being displayed from the Orderly of the Plying Training one point behind mis weeks champs mid ttcd for sec oiul placewere the lOlst Sriiiad the and the 9D7lli CJuar IciiiiMtw The 700th the and the 3S6th shared third place a score of ncr hit by possibly has been In jess than21dnys Nice JtiHlity Ucclcaped SEED RYEBARLEYOATS MILLET and WHEAT Soybean and Used ULYTWVILLE SOYBEAN 1800 Main Phone 856 FITTBI IJY Doctors and C GUARD OlTOMKTRISTS IN nLlTHEVILLE SINCE 1DZ2 BPTIGRL STORE 1209 Main Photo2912 Tractor Drawn OLIVER DISC HARROWS COMBINES HAY RAKES HAIlS ILANTERSSce Us UADPICAII AUTO PARTS nHnltlOUn GARAGE Expert Auto Repair Work 517 Phonc 2652 Let Us TUNE YOUR ENGINE Our engine csijnff equipment enables us o correctly for llrtcsl performance and maslmum gas As your car grows Ills service becomes more important Ilian 519 Lee Motor Sales Karl Shop 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