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*P- P/ v .p ? > v Pp!'/\V ; ;A, «££ .';/• 'l^49 * g&pr Checking their sectional chart before a routine cross-country flight in one of Tusk ogee's many liaison trainer planes are these Field Artillery officers who recently received their pilot ratings and wing* at the Tuskegee Army Air field. Shown scanning the map from left to right are: 2nd Lt. Elwood A. Smith. New Orleans. La.; Ist Lt. Scott K. Cleaget Hamden. Conn.; 2nd Lt. Sterling K. Jackson. Chicago. I1L; and 2nd LL Wendell W. Long. Champaign. Illinois. n. INSIDE ITALY By SCT. (AMES SANDERS “Dear Public: All of you have read with fascination the almost mythical exploit* of the British Bth army; you doubtless have wanted to take some of it* components apart to see what makes them tick. But to understand and appreciate these men one must “know” them at a closer range than five thousand miles. Among those that I have met Is a young corporal from Yorkshire who was at Dunkirk. He was also with the fabulous Bth when they chased Rommel’s vaunted Afric korps across the width of all North Africa, and he was.with them when the allies crushed Sicily. We, the 23-year-old Tommie, and I, rode in the back of a topless V S. weapons carrier. It was eve ning and we had to talk rather loud in order to hear each other above the rumble of the dodge Kwered vehicle and the distant t continuous detonations of field pieces. “What,” I asked, “is your opinion 100 ■ *35-*75-*125-*2OO Or Mon? . OwUofPiwMoM’iMaMWM awl aennawaijilwi mi la aaasdafi Amm. Ni.kpm see . « yea •CT ltalaWNa«ta IMM ■ . -t ... . cam » • t • n| . »a. «SS 111.30 14.44 f$ 24.54 13.04 0 *43 » 7.55 It* 44.14 2105 14.04 IJJ4 tea 70.30 14 40 2 5.30 IV7S 300 105.10 54.55 37.72 20 33 Mm arMh mm mW IWq dart* g j M ■—«»*■—» as SNOL Quick... Friendly too Convenient LOANS PROVIDENT LOAN A SAVINGS SOCIETY Newest Downtown Office 1308 BROADWAY 603 Tobin Bldg. Phono RA 2542 a **ke theermM* tor that "— dU j? , zZ^erful ISfzS?^ |||K illlii \i X vU^^^BSußPl^^HFflßfll \J 1> ■HBH^^R^£| W *>V /Sr Hpl?', !;•* tm r' wr - *v 11 /*fiM TfMrS RlCHT—there’* no sub •titute for TIME in producing a fine beer of exquisite bouquet and rich, delicious goodness. That's why Fox De Luxe tastes so very good! It's aged—'thoroughly aged —until every golden drop is matured and with resty tang, yet never bitter, never sweet—just wonder fully smooth in balanced flavor. sot D* Lai* liaf Ca> Qra*d N«H*. Mtc* FOX DE LUXE Fully Afsti la Peak «f Flawr P#rf«ct«#fi of Jerry?” “They are a bunch of yellow (censored); every damn one of them. They are dangerous though, and can be pretty disgust ing at times. The Jerry here is much different from the chaps we en countered in the earlier days of the African campaign. Their arrogance was insulting, and they sincerely believed that they could ‘blitz’ us out of the war " He inhaled deeply from an American cigarette and smiled. “But these (censored),” he continued, “are all shells; their ar rogance is little more than pretence. They know’that. how do you say it? The Jig is up." Then they added. “They are none the less dangerous though. 'Hie only good Jerry is a dead one." Always An England But what I started out to report is what makes these Tommies of the< Bth tick They know that there will always be an England. They know that they will not lose because they it so. All of this is the com posite of an innate love and devo tion to the homeland, of training and experience, and the red badge of courage that has come down to them through the centuries from William. That and the determina tion that what happened in occu rred European countries will not happen to the freedom loving peo ples of the world is the dynamic that makes theirs a niche in history that will dwarf that of the legions of Caesar and Napoleon. In spite of that none of them are supermen nor do they consider themselves such. They are all aver age fellows with the same desires, the same ambitions, the same emo tions, and all in all the same de gree of weaknesses as those who fight around them in the same cause. Just as Johnnie Gee Eye. they all want to get the war over but mjJckly. They want to oat hack mlJnlthey can drink their 4 o’clock tea without being interferred with by dive bombers and Sts. They want to get back to Yorkshire and Lan caster just as we want to get back to Paradise Valley and Harlem. They want to hear Big Ben Just as we want to hear the Liberty Bell. With such oneness of thought and desire and determination, we will all heil Hitler with every gun that you send to us. Believe me to be, as always, Jimmy S.” Charles A. Hill Jr. Completes Training TUSKEGEE ARMY AIR FIELD. Ala—Aviation Cadet Charles A Hill Jr., son of Rev. and Mrs. Charles A. Hill of 1660 W Grand boulevard, recently completed his pre-flight training at the Tuskegee Army Air Field and has been assigned to the 66th Flying Training Detachment of Tuskegee Institute, Ala. where he will begin actual flying. He at tended the Detroit Institute of Te<*hnology from 1840 to 1843. • flf fatluxilj PVv •?** >/ I IY>sV^4J| Ntgroii I* Hm Army On Tl»« Battle Front Women In Tim Warn SATURDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1943 Navy Admits Done Miller Is • Missing In Southwest Pacific The Navy Department this week confirmed reports that Doric Miller, first Negro bluejacket hero In this war. Is “missing In action” in the Southwest Pacific. His next of kin. Mr. and Mrs. Conery Miller, Waco, Tests*, have been notified. Miller, a strapping, 200-pound former fullback from Waco’s Moore high school, was awarded the Navy Cross by President Roosevelt for “distinguished devotion to duty extraordinary courage and dis regard for his own personal safety during the attack on the fleet in Pearl Harbor. Territory of Hawaii, bv Japanese forces on December 7. 1041.” At the same time. Miller received a letter of commendation from the Secretary of the Navy and was advanced in rating from mess at tendant. third clast, to mess attend ant. first class. In addition. Blue- Jacket Miller has received the American Defense Service Medal the Fleet Clasp and the Asiiatoc- Pacific Campaign Medal. Gets Navy Cross Admiral Chester W Nimltz. commander-in-chief of the Pacific fleet, personallv presented the Navy Cross to Miller in ceremonies aboard a United States warship in the Pacific on May 27. 1042. Pin ning the bit of ribbon and cross of bronze on the sailor's breast, he described his act of heroism on the U S.S. Arizona during the Japanese attack or the Pearl Harbor naval base, and complimented Miller on being the first representative of his race to be so honored in this war. He then read the citation which said: “While at the *ide of his captain on the bridge. Miller, despite enemy strafing and bombing and in the face of a serious fire, assisted in moving his captain, who had been mnortally wounded, to a place of greater safety, and later manned and operated a machine gun di rected at enemy Japanese attacking aircraft until ordered to leave the bridge.” Fight Explained Later, in January. 1843. while visting the U. S. Naval Training Station at Great Lakes. TTI, Blue jacket Miller explained that the Pearl Harbor Incident marked his first experience with a machine gun. Addressing hundreds of Negro blue jackets who are now being taught at Great Lakes to handle such weapons. Miller said: “It wasn’t hard. I just pulled the trigger and she worked fine. I had watched the others with these guns. I guess I fired her for about 15 minutes at those Jap plane*. They were diving pretty close to us.” Trained at Nerfelk Miller, whq waa born October 12, 1819. left his father’s small Waco, Texaa. farm on September IC. ltd. zss&tssttssrisz Ha was sent to the Naval Training Station at Norfolk. Vs.. and then was assigned to the U S. Arizona on which he served until the morn ing of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. # Official reports reveal that he arose at 6 a m., on the morning of December 7. and was collecting laundry when the alarm for general quarter* founded. He headed for hi* battle station—the anti-aircraft battery magazine amidships—only to discover that torpedo damage already had rendered it untenable. So he went on deck where—because of his powerful size—he was imme diately assigned to the task of carry ing wounded to places of greater safety. An officer ordered him to the bridge to aid the mortally wounded captain. Miller heloed remove the dying officer and then returned to the machine gun. Served New Ship Since Pearl Harbor. Miller has been assigned to various other naval vessels Shortly before he was re ported missing in action, he was serving aboard the Aircraft Carrier Liscome Bay which was sunk by enemy action in the Southwest Pacific on November 24. 1843. Miller’s parents live at Route I. Box 161, Waco. Texas. The missmg hero has three brothers, one a pri vate in the U. S. army. Detroiter With Negro Sailors At Navy School CHICAGO—(ANP>—Sixty sailors carefully chosen from Great Lakes Ships company personnel arrived at Bainbridge. Md.. December 13. and began study as the first Negro squad to attend the physical in structors school. Included in the first squad of Negroes to attend the school are: Paul I* Butler. Robert L. Jeffer son and Boned Shaw of Detroit. Mich.; Andrew L. Ball, George W Owens and Laurence C. Walker of Gary. Ind : Alonzo J. Taylor. Rich mond. Ind : # Harold M Mitchell. David J. McCray and Samuel E Waters, New York City; James A. Parks and Ix*on Burke, Topeka, Kans., and Marvin W. McKnight* Parsons. Kans. MORE SCRAP W Means More EMPLOYMENT More PLANES. More CUNS To Sirs Democracy! Old auto parts, feaea wire, roof gnttera. broken ma chinery ia fact anything that contains Iron nr metall DO YOUR PART AND GET CASH FOR YOUR SCRAP JONES IROnTmETAL CO. Cor. Wyoming end Southern Near Michigan Ace.. Dearborn Oregon 8040 MlwifeM MISSING HERO WEARING MEDAL » H > / xijfir. jff' y, - •■"■>►■ ♦ •••' * Dorie Miller, hero of Pearl Harbor, reported missing in action, is shown hero wearing the Navy Croes he received in a ceremony at Pearl Harbor, May 27, 194 L—Official U. S. Navy photo. Race Hero In Italy Wins Purple Heart By JAMES A. SANDERS (ANP War Correspondent) SOMEWHERE IN ITALY—(ANP) —Private Thurman D. Ramsey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ramsey, 416 East Thirty-first street, Chicago, has been awarded the Purple Heart for injuries received as the result of enemy action. Private Ramsey was wounded by shrapnel during an FORMING NEGRO pwhhmwew CHICAGO (ANP) Negro sol diers are being formed into para troop units. Those in position to know but who preferred not to be quoted, said they expected the unit to be activated about January 1.; It is further reported that the unit will be the 501st Parachuite bat talion and that it will be stationed at Camp Mackall, N. C.. with all Negro personnel. Apparently there are Negro para trooper units already but this is the first one which will have all Negro officers. Some of the crack officers in several Negro regiments have been asked to volunteer to serve as officers of this outfit and have accepted. Two Detroiters Rated Experts EVERETT. Wash.—Two Detroit soldiers, both members of an avia tion squadron stationed at Paine Field, have completed one of the arms qualification courses of the United States army and qualified as sharpshooters with the .22 caliber rifle The two men are Corporal Dennis L. Gibson, husband of Mrs. Florence Gibson of 8270 Beaubien street, and Corporal Orpree Patton, son of Star ling Patton of 1529 Lafayette street. AS WE ENTER THE NEW YEAR WE RENEW THE HOPE THAT YOUR AIM AND OURS WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED IN ADVANCING OUR COUNTRY'S CAUSE TO THE END THAT THE EQUAL RICHTS OF MAN AND THE GLORY OF THE INDIVIDUAL MAY BE PERMA NENTLY ESTABLISHED WITH PEACE ON EARTH The Great Lakes Mutual Insurance Co. . DETROIT I. MICHIGAN SECOND NEWS SECTION air raid while posted as a sentinel over a vital military installation. The 23-year-old engineer was born in Nashville, attended Wen dell Phillips high school in Chi cago. and at the time of his in duction was assistant manager of the Johnson Florist shop in Detroit. Ramsey is the first enlisted man of his outfit to be decorated. An award of the Purple Heart to Lt. Norman E. Andrews, white, Orangeburg. S. C., of the same regiment pro ceded Ramsey’s by a week. Asked how he felt about his cos- I Ambmy wmL **ShudkDk Writ rii I those foyi would hsvs done the same thing. When a fellow Is pogtoi aa a guard, he doesn't quit his past until properly relieved, does herjlh, it was nothing. Got a match?* H. M. DAVIS REAL ESTATE AND PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 8232 OAKLAND AVENUE Tr. 2-9559 Tr. 1-9773 With Best Wishes for Christmas and the New Year Versatile Negro Seabees Praised By Com. Officer A navy construction battalion, whose enlisted personnel is com posed entirely of Negro volunteers, has discharged a record list of varied assignments in the South Pacific, the Navy Department an nounced this week. Its reputation for versatility is based on experience gained through an unusual circumstance, according to the battalion's executive officer, Lt. Com. William W. Davis, civil engineer corps. U, S. naval reserve, whose home address is 815 East Jackson |treet, Pensacola. Fla. A shift of plans relieved the bat talion of its original assignment construction of a hospitalization base—so that component detach ments could be borrowed. Among the construction jobs completed by these detachments in the South Pacific war zone were: An extensive seaplane ramp. A series of huge gasoline and fuel storage tanks. Scores of Quonset huts to house aviation personnel. Roads to serve U. S. marine opera tions. A landing field for fighter planes, later enlarged to serve large bomb ers. A series of gun emplacements and roads to them. A complete lumber camo. Other projects to which detach ments of the battalion have been assigned include the malarial con trol program, servicing of marine artillery and maintenance of ma rine supply lines. Of the battalion, now reassem bled and ready for a new assign ment, Lieutenant Commander Davis said: “If there is a job those men haven't had practice doing, I'd like to know what it is." They are among the nearly 10,000 Negroes serving with the Seabees. which number 215,000 men in aIL Society Sports State Aad National News PAGE THIRTEEN ■WI ;( jSflli Him H NADELLFURS /.. ’ i at** A'*^***' *a / /|/ r U MADE POSSIBLE BY HUGE V/T VOLUME AND BUYING POWER.. . . O W LOW RENT. SECOND FLOOR LOCATION f RIGHT IN THE HEART OF THE FUR DISTRICT FUR COATS j • Sable-dyed Muskrat .. $159 • Mink-dyed Marmot ...$159 • Grey-dyed Persian Paw. .$159 • Dyed Skunk Greatcoat. .$159 • Ocelot Paws $159 • Natural Ombre Muskrat $159 • Natural Cat Lynx $159 • Dyed Blue Fox Creatcoat $159 • Silver-dyed Fox $159 • Let-Out Raccoon $159 Other. $67 To $895 LIBERAL TRADE-IN ALLOWANCE A SMALL DEPOSIT Holds Any Coot . . No Storage Chargo __ f NAVfJ’eu#* *** a OPIN DAIIT 9TO 9 • 9 -r mST Hi# \ OPIN SUNDAYS |»flU Q Mai rvMi n A U T. C S U • N \DCI I. FI RS ON THE AIR II A.M, lo 3 r.M. UJRK . . Mm. thra FrL, It tUI It P.M Mon thro Sat.. II « UM Noon • ants Ntghilv on tlio *‘lator-Ra«lal A (iooCwlU Hoar" on WJLR M Negro Soldiers Building ‘Road To Tokio In India’ By EVELIO GKILLO (ANP War Correspondent) SOMEWHERE IN —They’re building a road out India way, a good road, a road which, to all appearances, will be a vital fac tor in the final conquest of Japan. Eventually, according to official re leases, this road wIU join the old Burma road to become an important artery of supply for war-starved China. Before that Junction is made, territory now occupied by the Japanese must be traversed by the ‘ buildingest” engineers ever to set foot in this country. The route over which the road winds itself goes over some of the most difficult terrain imaginable The country is all mountainous, and it receives, according to some au thorities. the heaviest rainfall in the world. Added to this, during the early days of the task, were the difficulties imposed by shortages of supplies and equipment here at "the end of the line.” logistically speaking. This has been no glamour boy job. and it has certainly not been a pushover. Many Hardships Building this road has meant, literally, the leveling of mountains, the moving of millions of tons of earth. It has meant sloshing around in veritable seas of mud for weeks on end. weeks during which it was all but impossible to remain dry over half a day at the time. It has meant groping around in ever present clouds of dust during the dry spells. It has meant steaming in the humid monsoon heat and baking under a merciless tropical sun. It has meant a ceaseless and often unsuccessful struggle to avoid contracting one of the numerous tropical diseases which plague us here—malaria, dongue, dysentery, and the dreaded black water fever, among others. It has meant ttfe pulling of minor miracles by maintenance crews in order to keep the heavy equipment in operation In a situation where it has been difficult and often im possible to procure replacements for outworn parts. It has meant a consistent struggle against rain swollen streams to get necessary bridges bult and to keep those com pleted from being washed away. It has meant almost forgetting, for weeks, that such a word as recre ation existed. It has meant con tending continually with landslides, cave-ins, and washouts. Take it from the men who have worked on iff TERMS ARRANGED it for a year, thla road hat been ne push-over. Nor has this gigantic project been carried out without ita toll of heroes, unsung and undecora tad though they be. There was Pfc. Herbert L. Simma, from Wilson. N C„ who lost bit life, though not Us fight to keep a bridge from beirv wkshed away, when he slipped into the twirling waters of a sfrollpjt mountain stream while attempting to clear away the debris which was threat ening to undermine one of the pier* of the bridge. And Albert Allen, technician fifth grade, from New York City. who. unmindful of per sonal danger, attempted to rescue Simms, but succeeded only in shar ing his fate. There are those like Sgt. John P. Powell of Washington. D. C., who have succumbed to the ravages of one or several of the tropical diseases against which pre caution must be taken continu ally by every soldier in this theatre. Many others, not known personally to the waiter, have paid the extreme price in the service of their country, as this road has inched along. Many Making Recerda All the heroes, moreover, have not been those who are no longer with us. but who. rather, are now enjoving their pride in assignments brilliantly carried out. We refer to men like Sgt. Randolph Hill, from Hickory, Miss., and Sgt. Quincy Bordeaux, from Norristown, Pa., who have performed so remarkably with the dozers that they have be come known throughout this area. In like manner. Cpl. Sterling Hath cock. from Dayton, Ohio, made his mark. “Stumpy." as his buddies call him, operated the leading dozer on the road for three months and early earned the reputation of an opera tor “who could put a dozer where a dozer just couldn't be put" Then ther> is M-Sgt. William F. Wright of Washington. N. C. (class of ’4l, N. s C. A. & T), who for months was the enlisted man super vising the actual • cutting of the road, or T-Sgt Edward F. Clark, from New York City (class of '4O, Oilumbia U.). who has done the greater part of the surveying re quired at this base Sergeant Clark is perhaps the most widely known and respected non-com on the road. His reputation as a thorough and skilled surveyor is such that re quests for his services are often received from higher headquarters. He is at present engaged in the taafc of supervising the mapping; of the completed road.