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Hamilton Daily News Journal (Newspaper) - February 15, 1944, Hamilton, Ohio TWO HAMILTON DAILY HEWS ttSfcfttfAftf 1144 Crwsttnosjn A Jap Prison Camp And First Red Cross Boxes From Home mm FIRST PLANS FOR ESCAPE Began Preparations Care fully In Small Group BOXESFFOOD Delayed Seven Months Japs Cut Vegetable Rations Thil is he eighth chapter in the series written by two Ameri can army and navy officers among the ten who escaped from the Philippines after having witnessed and suffered Japanese lly Melvyii I itnd V old to IVclboiirn Kel CHAPTER 8 Christmas And Escape Thoughts Commander McCoy Almost since he day of arrival at Mindanao there had been lurking in my mind the thought of the hope that some aAenue would open that some opportunity would be pro Nothing concrete came of these gropings through November and There were the usual six days of work each Aveek with Sundays quite often thrown Women Who Suffer from SIMPLE fee M the lest Home TelMpMldUpRedHeodl You glrto who suffer from simple an emia or who lose so much during monthly that you feel dragged due to low blood start today try LydU Pink barns TABLETS one of the greatest bloodiron tonics you can buy to help build up red blood to get more strength and in such Taken as Pinlchams Tab lets Is one of the very best home wan to get precloflS iron into the Just try them for 30 then see if dont remarkably Fol low label Worth trying 1 lydia in as a Avork day when Lieuten ant Hoeume caught us etealing Earlj in I was as signed as he officer in charge o a detail to Avork the cof fee In this defai AAere about 35 nil oldei than and mostly lieutenant These older men had been assigned to this detail as a of considerable undercover maneuvering on the part of the American officials of the n order that they might have a setter chance of etealing food enough to keep them Avas assisted on this detail by and I AVPIC the only officers in the uul it AAns here that Steve and I jcgan to plan our attempt to Ailor I had mentioned ho plan to Mellnik gave it aroful Avhich Avas hiis Once he had he never once faltered any point in he came up Avitli some of the better ideas that finally made our escape Plan Of Escape At Mellniks suggestion AVC Avnn 8led AVO sergeants to assist Avitb the midday cooking for our Avork Paul Marshall find Marshall and Spielimm were taken in on the escape and tit onco proved both eager and Our hope was o make a break out of the prison elude our reach the and set out in a stolen We were not too enthusiastic about our chances fo a successful On the othe neither were we too enthu eiastic about our chances for stay ing alive if we remained in th hands of the The escape plan had not yet ma when there oc curred an event which the lives of all the American piis at least As I was returning from work one afternoon in early January I was met near the prison bar by an enlisted seaman who iad been attached to my unit a Cavitc Navy before the of Its Christmas Its C o in m a n de i AlcCoy he Its Christ mas I was well aware that Christ mas had already pnictic that both of us broke into a a headlong dash for the The news was There tied Cross two for each More than they meant to each of As each prisoner ripped open a 1 suspect that there were many besides myself who worked with a catch in the I will make no attempt to de scribe the joy with which those Rod Cros boxes were lust as there is no word for truth in Ihe Japanese neither are there any words known to me which could describe he feelings with which we greeted his first communication from our And what a welcome nessngc those boxes contained 1 here was concentrate which tanferl better han any steaming1 cup 1 had ever Irunk to cheer an icy night on be bridge of a ship at It was he first 1 had tasted since a muggled sip months ago in Old back in were chocolate there vacs there were crackers nd there were tinned ncatis and there were and there was a portion ach of pepper and Observe Brotherhood Week With Luncheon February 22 The Hamilton in co oppration the Prot find Catholic Avomen in Avill observe national brotherhood Avcck with an inter iaitb luncheon Febru ary at one oclock in the asso ciation b u i 1 d i n Brotherhood according to presidential Avill be observed February Miss Mabel faith committee of and Jewish clergy a n d Hill is chair man of the interfaith and Harry Pastor is in charge of The luncheon committee com prises Mark Steenber Bertha Maskell Leon David Charles Millikin Succumbs At 88 Avill speak on the InterFaith Hugh ally without so I asked him o explain his Stuff from he Boxes from the Red Cross I had quickened my and y noAv I was trotting along be side Then I must confess Muffins that melt in your mouth muffins with made with Pillsburys Golden Bake Mix Marvelous texture and nutlike taste packed with wartime Rationfree easy to make recipe right on the If youre not excited and double your money back I Best of there were suifa drugs and precious quinine Since 1 did not I very quickly made flu advantageous trade for my In my I could find no body who Avould give up a crumb of his cheese We had known no milk or any kind of dairy product since our capture Our Christmas had been delayed but it Avas oue of the most en joyable many of us will ever re In to the tAvo boxes received by each each o us also received 15 cans of cornec beef or meatandvegetable This Avas rationed to us by th Japanese at the rate of IAVO cane c and it therefore lasted ui approximately eight Th food during those eight Aveckewas the best and most nourishing I re ceived in all the 11 month of ni imprisonment by the Dark Side Too But our belated Christmas re joicings had a dark Ii the first AVC learned tlin our precious Red Cross supplies had been received aboard a diplo matic ship back in June of 194J in We never learned it took them some seven mouths to reach us in More catastrophic was the fact as soon as our boxes were the Japanese promptly discontinued the meager supply of vegetables which we had been rationed in the And when each man had eaten the last of his 15 cans of the vege tables still were withheld from In AVC Avere back on the same rations AVC had received in in the inoru and rice Avith a halfcanteen cupful of watery camotetop soup or the other tAvo This was in March of and y that time our plans for escape iad gone well with my self as senior officer and with ilellnik as How far is it to Australia from Commander Sergeant Marshall asked me one Avhile ve were out on the coffee About miles to one of he nearest I for And you if AVC can find i you can take us here Within 10 or 15 miles of any lace on the of that AVC can rig up some fern for and Avill discus lie seven proposals for a post Avar world adopted by an inter Klmer Shelby Al Walter an Howard SoctetrtJubs Clover games and contests i keeping Avith the festival held th interest of the group for eevera pleasant hours at the conclusion of Avhich tasty refreshments wer Red and white sAveetpea centered the prettily Participants were Missei Louise Maxine Kerns Eileen Bertha Marie Margaret Mrs acorgiauna a Mrs Louis and the hostess FarmerSimpson Announcement and Hubert 310North F announce the marriage of their Betty o Aviation Cadet Kenneth B son of and 30 North B whicl ook place on in Thomas Memorial Baptist The Lanuar Thomas the scrv alfAvay decent navigating equip uriis IN 1AKI MIX TERMITE PROTECTION AS NECESSAHY AS FIRE INSURANCE PHONE 1631 NAY YOU lOUINT YOUR SNAKE OF IONDII TO THOSE WHO FEEL THEY CANT AFFORD TO BUY BONOS OR HAVE BEEN CASHING THEIR BONDS AS SOON AS ONE OF BUTUER COUNTY NOW IN THE WRITES HAVE PURCHASED 5 BONDS SINCE IN NAVY U AS MUCH IN MONTH IN NAVY AS HE WOULD WEEK IF HE WERE AT YET HE CAN mm BUY BONOS AND KEEPS wliPw iBfllw Lieutenant Colonel Mellnik as senior was o lead oiu1 and was o do the navigating onco AVC ble to steal a When and if vc reached the and when ud if AVO wore able to steal a 1 was doing mich of the and Avas re ponsiblo for executing most of he preparatory The first step decided upon was o put ourselves iu as good physi al condition ae Sergeant piolmiHi had earned a reputation s H food thief so ho and IcCoy and I now turned our com incd talents and attention to the hicken farm kept by the Japa eso for their OAVU exclusive use they There Avcre some of those and we aide it n point of honor never to lake loss than two on a single and including us mauy eggs as could be safely By an elaborate McCoy aud Spielman aud 1 relieved the Jape of a total of 133 of their plump est fowls over a period of three After AVC had stolen 75 of these chickens the Japanese noted their Thereafter Ave had to work with infinitely more for knew if we would be punished wilh a severity ranging from a mure flogging to death by Some of these chickens AVC ate at the noon meal we cooked for ourselves working in the coffee dividing them with the older officers in iom work Others AVC traded for almost nonexistent sulfa drugs ami any other article Avhich AVC considered might bo useful on our trip through the jungle and onward to Tomorrow Esca by Tlie BeU Hamer Hazard Married Miss Of interest to Hamilton friends is announcement pi the marriage of Miss Virginia daughter of and SKlney 1421 Livingston a tree to of Avh place on Fcbr in the a few The eldest son of and Arthur 916 Laurel Avas graduated from Hamilton High in He is in the personnel department of the Wright Aircraft The couple Avill reside in Ham Evangeline Poe Entertained Sorority Members of Delta Theta Cl sorority were dclightfuly entei tained Saturday night at a va cntine party in the home of Mrs Evangeline on Clinton ave Her three quarter length veil o illusion was held to her head Avitl tiara of seed She car ried Miss Patricia maid o honor and Miss Joan Ward junior nieces of ti were the brides at Miss Delano a goAvn o aqua frosted satin Avitl Miss Helen Burton Sexton and Robert Stout were The bride at ircd in a frock of aqua AVOO with lack She carried jridal Miss Craig Avore lack crepe and her floAvers were vhite Both bride and bridegroom were nradiiated from Hamilton High chool in The bride is em ployed in he office of the Rob nsonSchAVenn store and Avill re min with her parents while her usbnnd is in Cadet and Simpson later vitnessed the of Miss Craig and Cadet Hiss Esther Leo Broering Married The wedding of Miss Esther daughter of and oseph 3214 River o Leo son of aud Frank 424 Forest Avas a pretty event Satur uy February 12 in Liin Catholic The otscph assistant ead the double ring Thebride Avas attractive in her editing goAvn of while satin and Vouch embroidered The H bodice of satin had a high ovklinc embroidered Avith seed earls and long sleeves ending in oints at the The full skirt f net cascaded into a long Proves Wonderful For Itching Skin To soothe burning apply medicated liquid formula backed by 35 yeara continu ous tucceul For ringworm ttbletes foot or DltmkhM due to eiternal apply ZEMO ZEMO promptly relieves ud ftidi Over package One trial 8 different a very full skirt slim bodice which had a high neckline anc bracelet A match ing SAveethearv bonnet completed her Miss frock of peacl taffeta Avas styled like that oJ Miss wore a and both carried Ahieri can Beauty A wedding breakfast was served for the families in the Authonj Wayne and in the evening a reception for 150 guests helc iu the American Legion After a brief wedding the couple Avill reside on Smith Rites Wednesday For Hurd Infant Funeral services for Rostftta age 15 daughter of and Ernest 305 North Riverside New Mi who died last Avill be conducted Wednesday aft ernoon at one oclock in the resi Irvin NOAV will officiate and burial Avill be iu Services were awaiting1 the arrival of the father AVUO is stationed with the SeaBees in Friends may call at the resi dence after 6 oclock Tuesday Births Joseph and Louis LaAv ti South D a Feb uary in Mercy hospit Albert and e n e v a 304 South ly a February in JIfrcy hospi ducted Thursday afternoon at Samaritan oclock in the Webb funeral spent the Aveekeaid in Knss avenue and South D Mary Konrad has returned Avith Benjamin after spending several days with minister of the First Methodist and Fred Konrad in Burial will in Rosroe Kvans and dauah Friends may call Wednesday returned to Middle afternoon and evening at the after spending a Aveek with The family requests Hamilton that floAvers be MILLIKI2 Charles fee 437 Ross widely knoAvn cloth ing salesman of ware in died of general debility Monday afternoon at oclock iu Mercy He had been liospitalized since February the sou of the late James and Ellen Ware Avas born in in Ham He spent his entire life iu Ms Millikiu launched his career as a clothing salesman Avith Virgil and the Red Trunk Clothing store where he had been mployed for many He Avill be remembered by many us an efficient and courteous sales man employed for years by the Strauss Clothing and Shoe com Avith Irvin Coch Millikin operated a dothing store on High street for a CAV and then returned to he employ of the Strauss com Attended City Schools His Celeste Cobaugh preceded him in death in and a daughter lied during Millikin Avas educated in he Hamilton and Avas aithful member of the First lethodist He leaves a Sue Hamilton IAVO Miss sTelle Hull and Miss Marion both of Hamilton a wide ircle of friends and acquain TAVO Thomas and ames preceded him in Avill be con Personals Leonard gunners mate sccoud is home on short leave from the He is visit ing in the home of a Mrs Mae 10JJ South Sec ond and Simon Fields re turned to Dayton after a visil with and Collins Estill James Great is in Hamilton on leave Miss Jeauette Indian is visiting relatives in Henry United States Avho has been in the South ie visiting and Roy Cnrletpn LaAvrence and returned to Mid dletoAvn after a visit ind Charles and Tim Wilkinson returned to after a visit Avith their lYilliam and their Tim Wilkinson and Captain Morris returned to after a Aveekend visit with his and 23 Second Private William Frazier re turned to after a 14 day furlough with his wife and other Don Fitton iis visiting rela tives in Robert United States returned to Great after a visit in Elizabeth and Stanley Barbour have returned from a visit with relatives in College Miss Rosalyn Good Leigh spent Sunday Avilh his Alma and Sidney visited and William PAUL SMITH GRANTED DIVORCE Judge in common pleas granted a decree to Paul di vorcing him from Edith Eliza beth Smith on allegations of neg lect and They were mar ried May and have one Edwards Grf at Formula For CONSTIPATION Benefits Nation tfMferanl Ever Feel Like This 7 HEADACHENO KP MENTAUY DULL UNIT STOMACH If liver bile doesnt flow every day Into often So take Edwards Olive Tablets tonight to pep up bile flow and Insure gentle yet thorough bowel move Olive Tablets being purely veg are wonderful I Used ly for years by Edwards for relieving patients with constipation and sluggish bile Test Olive Tab lets tonight Follow label TERMITES CALL 1631 EXTERMITAL SERVICE PURDY Its No Longer a Secret What Mohawk Medicine Will Do Read what says I have been a Mohawk user for several I have a bad stomach and nothing seems to help me like Jt is the only medicine I can find that can hardly live without Give it a trial and youll be surprised how nice the medicine will act to overcome that tired sluggish when constipation brings on Dizzy Coated Dull Bad your stomach is probably You need Mohawk Medicine to pull the trigger on those lazy only as Large bottle for 49 Dargues Drug 21 North Second Frank and Anf 1212 Hamilton Fob uary in Merc Geor February in Mer nd Charlotte a boy Robert and Dora Par 344 Hanover a in ilercy Gail and Ann H a February 14 n Mercy Melvin 2 in Fort Hamilton hospl February a Try JournalNews Classified Ads LOANS TO Need or more Bor row up to without endors ers or guarantors on the strength of your We require no recom mendations from relatives or Repay in monthly out of The sooner you repay the lew your loan A loan repaid in 6 monthly instalments of each costs repaid in four monthly instalments the cost Payments include prin cipal and all S aee see CbMM IMM I f li pgmli tttmtt I include at Home haide rate of 3 per month on that part of a balance not detecting and 2 per month on that part of a balance in esceM of but not as caerlint and X par on 404 Fint National Bank BuUding 44k Third aid Stncta Phone HAMILTON WEDNESDAY ONLY SPEOIAl Lttthtr tr SHOI RlfAII LOCATIO AT N N E Y S S for cars that stand up in wartime I AYS engineer on a over rugged West Virginia mountain Navy job at Bay Michigan roads and performed My bats off to Youre certainly right when you say the the my ton baker Cfaiipion is engineered to outside of proper save owner money and built to dld withstand hard I Ive owned three The one Im now a 1941 has miles onit and its tires look good for miles My twcrprevious pions me remarkable mileage exceed Lh WAR LOAN Byrds ence checks with that of many other Studebaker owners after more than two years of MOTZER MOTOR SALES 423 High Ohio
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