1945-07-12; Saline Observer
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VOLUME 62 SALINE, WASHTENAW COUNTY, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, JULY 12, 1945 NUMER 40 < v 600 THOUSAND WAR HEROES RETURNING BY AIR Air Iransport Command at Casablanca Conducts Big Business By Pauline Frederick (Special Western Newspaper -Union War Correspondent.) CASABLAN.CA.—I have just seen Casablanca beginning to unfold the biggest story since V-E Day. This ancient Moroccan city where American boys came ashore in November, 1942, to start the liberation of the Western world, where Roosevelt and Churchill met in January, 1943, in the Anfa hotel where I am staying for two day's before continuing on to the Far East in a four-motored C-54, has just become the gateway home for 600,000 American boys who fought the ie: M William al Heusel Dr. Fred A. Lendrum, Retired Minister, Gave 40 Years of Service to His Church Pool Project Still In The Air war in Europe. Converted bombers with loads o] American soldiers flying in from Europe. Every six minutes a C-54 starts home with a load of-American veterans. When they get back home, whether they stay there or go on to the Pacific is a matter with which this base is not concerned. The Air Transport Command's sole concern at Casablanca is to get the boys back as quickly as possible. I talked with Brigadier General Stowell, commanding general of the Air Transport Command's North .African Division—who has charge of this task—it's called the Green Project. He's done a lot of important jobs—such as getting the VIPs — very important people — through to the Yalta conference. But he's never had a bigger mission than this one. He told me that by August the ATC would be carrying home 40,000 boys a month out of Casablanca. Here is how the project works as I saw it at first hand. I went out to the airfield this afternoon. It is a single strip more than a mile long, with unused French and American fighters stacked up along the sides. As I saw the great amount of traffic with the planes going and coming I marveled the more at our skillful crew which brought our big ship with the 110- foot wing span in which we had flown the Atlantic from Bermuda to the Azores in 9 hours and 15 minutes down here in all the traf-. fie. The car in which I was riding dodged in and out to avoid going and coming planes like an ant trying to ke-d?j out of the way of a flock of eagles. A B-17 rolled up in a cloud ot sand that must have been something like a minor storm in the Sahara. For Morocco is having its worst drouth in years. .And the famine that threatens holds, in the opinion of seasoned observers in Casablanca. At the Anfa hotel the water and electricity are turned off until six o'clock at night. As the motors of the big B-17 came to a halt, sunburned and weary veterans from Italy piled Dut. They had been sitting on seats where turret guns had once been. Their baggage was stowed in the bomb bays. Over the door of their silver ship was painted "Home Bound Airlines." Around the door were names of the eight cities this now peaceful ship had bombed— Berlin I, Vienna in, Verona II, Salzburg II, Belgrade II, and so dn. The ships without the turret guns can carry 15—the others 10. I talked with several of the boys as they got off. One was husky Elzy Youngkin, T/5, of Monroe, Iowa. He'd been up around Pisa. .And when he gets back home he said he'd probably marry his best girl, Bernadine Smith. Then there was Sgt. Blevin White of Charlottesville, Va., who had been in the 34th Division and had been up around Milan. He's been overseas 33 months, and when he gets home he just wants to do nothing for a while. Most of the boys had just had their first flight as many of them are foot soldiers. The pilots of these converted tactical ships do not even report to operations. They stay aboard and are handed their instructions. As soon as the last boy and his lug- gage are off, they wheel back into the runway and are off. They fly down to Marakech, some 100 miles to the south, where the ships are serviced and refueled and stay overnight. In the morning they start back again to Europe to pick up"- another load. Meantime, the boys who are flown in are taken to Camp Du- shane adjoining the airfield to await transportation home. I went out there to see them arriving in trucks and buses. There, their baggage is weighed in to make sure they don't have more than 35 pounds. They are told whether they are going home —and how — and why. I say whether they are going home—for just now some of the boys .coming through here are stopped, if General Stowell needs their technical skill to carry out this biggest transportation job in history. The boys are housed and fed— and I can testify to the food. When the mess sergeant offered me a irumstick out of one of the vats Df succulent fried chicken, I tell /ou it was an experience out here in North Africa. There is a Red dross quarters on the Post known as the Stop-Over Club, and a personable young lady from Detroit ivas in charge when I stopped in. Here the boys can find recreation while they wait. The boys are sent out to the States any hour of the day or night when a C-54 is available. Every effort is made, to try to get them put within 24 hours after they arrive from Europe. There are no priorities about that homeward takeoff General Stowell told me, it's "first come, first served." The giant C-54s that come in from the States are on the ground an average of four hours before starting their return trip with a shipload of boys. ts If weather and facilities permit, giant ships go by way of the Azores, across the mid-Atlantic— a 26-hour hop. Otherwise, they go by Dakar and Natal, a matter of several days. Already the North .African divi- pion ATC has more planes than all the domestic airlines of the United States had in operation before the war. It is estimated that carrying the boys to the States this way will save 600 liberty ship crossings. And so Casablanca, in spite of ?ts native destitution, and the devastating drouth and impending 'famine, is a happy place for a lot of American boys. For when they arrive there, they are pretty sure i>\ey are going home. In view of the fact that no definite figures are available on the cost of constructing a swim- * -p. T, , . T , . , , -r, . • , ,, c, , ming pool as outlined by the Sa- ^ Dr. J red A. Lendrum, who aba. Returning to the States ^ne Qfty j>aY]r_ Commission A large number of relatives at the clo?e f this Conference in 1914, he joined the Vermon Mayor Alwin Gross has hesitat: and friends gathered at"' St. 7ear t™11^ i° years, serv- Conference, serving at St Al- ed to call a special meeting .of Paul's Evangelical and Reform- }ce with the Methodist church, loans for two years, coming back the city m _mQ.il to consider the ed church at 2:30 Sunday after-is continuing his* residence to Michigan and the Detroit pr0posal because he believes that noon, July 8th, to pay their here- at least for the balance Conference m 1916, since when it W0Vlld be ratlier premature, respects to the memory of Pfc. ?f the summer and is making ne has served successively in that there are many questj0ns Robert William Heusel, of "the lus home in tlie house formerly pastorates at Monroe Caro, yet to be answereo_ concerning United State Marine Corps, who 9wned and occupied.by the late Freemont Avenue church Bay it and that it will be mucL lost his life in the service" of * Mrs. Ola Hammond on North City, Plymouth, Adrian, Farm- wiser to expiore an the differ- his country on May 15, on DM- Ann Arbor street. mgton, Hudson and lastly In ent angies to it before making nawa Island. * Dr- Lendrum joined the Saline. decisions that may prove re- The Rev. Alvin Siemsen^offi- Methodist Conference in 1905, Dr. and Mrs. Lendrum came grettable afterwards. ciated at the service, which in- serving the pastorate of East to Saline five years ago and "Plans for a pool as designed eluded the reading of the obit- Avenue church in Kalamazoo, they made many good friends b Edwin Hering appeal to me uary and the sermon. The Rev. and Jonesville. The following here. Mrs. Lendrum passed away very much » said Mr_ Gross C. H. Wittbracht who had bap- year he was transferred to the about three years ago. He has ]as£ week «_But there are a tized the serviceman in his in- Wyoming Conference, preach- two sons, both practicing medi- number of tMngs to be consid- fancy and not only confirmed ing* at Oxford, and four years cine, one at Champaign and tiie ered whidl T do not fed should him, but also his mother, used later went to the El Ora church, other at Chicago, 111. be oveii0oked. If "and when a the words of Robert's confirma- in Mexico and was apointed In closing his pastorate here, ol ig bailt h it should be tion memory verse, "My son. dean of the Theological depart- the Methodist congregation ten- done in such a maimer tliat a give me thine heart, and let ment of the Mexico Methodist dered Dr. Lendrum a farewell i0t of objectionable features thine eyes observe my ways" Institute. supper and the church organi- will not crop up in later years Prov. 23 26, as the basis for While in Mexico, Dr. Lendrum remembered him with to haunt us." his meditation. Mr. and Mrs. was connected with the Unit- Pointing out that public Erwin Schmid offered as a duet, ed States Consular Service and gifts as a token oi then lo^e au|horities mQst p£s on "Sometime We'll Understand," also held a pastorate at Onz- and affection. - - - - - ^ and Mr. Schmid sansr Tenny- son's "Crossing the Bar, Robert William Heusel Wi,s bom in Ann Arbor, the son of William and Esther Burkhardt Heusel, on December 1, 1924. He attended school in the neighborhood of his home on Scio Church road, and graduated from the Ann Arbor High school on June 10, 1942, fol- Dies Following Make Saline Long Illness Poultry Center Death came to John Ashley Burg, 66-year-old York towu- the sanitary features of the pool, that an adequate water supply must be made available, which would in all probability come from the city water system, Mayor Gross stated that be would be loath to spread the cost of it on the tax rolls ,in view of the fact that a disposal plant must be built here President Fred O. Wiedmar, .,, . , „ started ofi* on the right foot at W3*m the next few years ut lowing which Te was^mploved ship^farmer, Saturday morning the meeting of the Rotary Club However, the expression lowing wnicn ne_ was empioyea ^^.^ __ ,'„„„ ffl„QOC! A «„«,„_ Qi. rrha Ta.7o.-n last. TVmvs-^v other: store until M«w?" il* a "member "of the Presbyterian hoped everfwogram chairman the way of building the pool ividicn xs, ,_ , ■ , . ... j. •„„ ,!_„ „„„,., „,-„ij Uot.o o+'are onlv minor ones, that can rt"Fko-errclothino-"^torT\mtn following a long illness. A Span- at The Tavern last Thursday, otners is to the effect that most al jHiegels clothing store_ until ish.Ame°ican ^ar veteran and when he announced that Iip of the difficulties that stand, in m his enlistment Marine Corps 1943. He received ing at San Dieg ing which he went to raiio school until September, 19*-. Jennie dhi^Wtrflin church, he was bom in this during the year would have at'are .only minor ones, that can .J rnlif fnW Lownship June 21,1879, son of least one vocational talk by one be readily ironed out if the city o, cant., follow- lhe latei Frank Burg and Mrg_ Qf the new members- As a. rP_ conned will give the go-ahead Burg, and went with suit of this splendid idea, A. 13. sign and lend then- opinion that it would not be difficult One"thing"ofInterest was his to raise the necessary funds by lieception iror Rev. Hocking E. went to Camp Elliott and thence ?go,, , , . - ^ . i <_ , +• overseas. He was in the Ha- m York township where he only touch upon a lew. XnVSSpS'i/S-S dlOnDefmr.18j. 1906, he was sta^MaflST P*^. **** subscription, vasion of Eniwetok Atoll and earned to May Elizabeth Maul- business, as a business, is only later took part in the invasion betseh of Ypsilanti who with about 25 years old and has made LINDBERG WITH * of Guam, Palou and Okinawa, °*e fon' 3o]^n Frankm Burg of wonderful strides, everything GENERAL MOTORS where he was instantlv killed Pinckney; two daughters, Mrs. considered. in action by enemy artillery fire Henry Groeb, Ann Arbor, and His hatchery produces two Charles A. Lmdberg, of whom on May 15 1945 Mis. Lorrin Bauer, Saline town- kinds of stock, one for com- but little has been heard recent- He is survived bv his nar sniP? nine grandchildren; his mercial use and the other for ly, is said to be no longer with ents and sister JSJancv and his m°ther, Mrs. Jennie Burg, Ann breeding stock. His white leg- the Ford Company, but is in the Grandmother Heusel and Grand- Art.or; one sister, M. Grace horn strain comes from the employ of General Motors doin^ mother Burkhardt " ^U1'g» -^nn Arbor; and three Gasson flocks in Ohio, barred stratospheric research work on Contributions to a memorial brothers, Ralph E. of Binning- rocks from two local experts, the continent of Europe. fund in place of flowers were £am> ^a' Grover F., Ann Ar- Mrs. Jacob Bauer and Mrs. Al- . received to be used for chari4" bor» and Pharo C; Burg, Colum- bert Heininger, who have ad- able purposes in tribute to his bu^ Ohio, survive him. vanced with the years until Funeral services were held their flocks are among the best from the home Monday at 1:30 in the state. ■ p. m., the Rev. Raymond Mc- The Saline Hatchery lays Laughlin officiating, with inter- much stress on blood testing memory. HOW THE WORLD >r IS EATING ast \ites ror Young ment in Macon cemetery, Services Today rs. Grob or for disease control and is meeting with favorable co-operation on the part of the flock- owners. Pride is taken in the hatch- ability of eggs and high production of eggs when chicks become of laying age. At present Mr. Hagen's incu- life bators have a capacity of 6,000 PREWAR . («ER CAPITA CONSUMPTION WARTIME PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION Mrs. Ema R Grob » ^ M k Th hatchery also spe. ^e ^f^lh^J^l^h ciahzes more and more in pro. The Saline Methodist Church CLINTON—Edway C. Young, Society formally welcomed its 83 years old, died Friday mom- new pastor, Rev. Reginald Hock- ing in the Tecumseh hospital ing and his family at a recep- where he had been a patient tion in the church parlors for several weeks. Tuesday evening, July 3. Rev. Bom March 19- 1862 in <"H time resiaenb OJ- -LjOU1 i-uwxisiup, Hocking arrived here two weeks line township, he'came herel9 ?ed fddeIlly ^^ZJ^JZ. cessed chicks, which tends to ago Tuesday from Carleton, his years ago. After retiring as a ?*\ ho^^ MovS 7 T«77 ft! make the hatching season previous charge. farmer he served as ^^ road. Bom March 7^ 18/7,.she lesg continuous. • Rev. Hocking comes we? eaS T He. ls survived by his wife, Irene, at home; four brothers, eiies wiU be started here to the p^I fS hTminiSiy here Bom JenmeX * sof <>"* ?°™& Cl1" Albert Herter. Scio township; end that whenever Saline is in RosconLon he spent mS ™f> °J?°'i*™ hm^s> *a™s and George, Reuben and Lor- mentioned out-state peopk^ wfll Tvr- t -n <a •■ ..i i of his boyhood in the Upper T"? Mdm Joun& both of Ann enCe Herter, all of Scio town- Just naturally think of poultiy. Miss Lucille Spindler has £ f* ^^ g „ LKS ^rbor' _and two sisters, Mrs. ship; three sisters, Mrs. Eugene"A S°+od ™*kft already has been M_ 7S4 LBS. f&k^ 641 IBS. UNITED STATES >£t_ii 713 IBS. V. SOS IBS. To Teach Piano In Detroit UNITED; KINGDOM ,_-Mki 560 IBS. NETHERLANDS been accepted as a teacher of P„en™suia- „He is ,a „gradliate Ire piaiojrffir^t-ss^««; A>s,s»^i «-S; S6sSTonbis?nagSe.and \±5S£SA'rS7*z- ^^r,tat j?..i '^edmt the sales are local. Sgt. Nelson Watling of Co. Funeral services' will be held C. Camp Hood, Texas, was a Otto Luck- created for chicks at Capae and tnrv'of Mi^r^h^rpcPiVp^bpr ^in Graduate School of Theol- iVl1^; Saia dSpe T BkcheW of Mnslc °gT where he received his de- J™*™1 services were held est Finch, Mian; and several S^th^CoSStorvXstW «ree- He be&an his ministry at 2:30 p. m. Monday at the nieces and nephews, survive her. KberTOStS^ Eose Citf, which tos a fause funeal home, Eev. C. E. Funeral services will be held W mtsteS dlS Shich she four-church charge and from Foltz of the Methodist church today from the residence at guest, also Wdham Johnson of Sf Sinuino- while teachin- there he went to Hemlock and offiicating., with burial in Riv- 1:30 and at Salem Lutheran Milan and Don Lawrence of Yp- MisSSrisThrdaSelof then to Carleton. erside cemetery. church in Scio township at 2 sdanti. SE?SiSd^SfSi2 Mm- Hocking-, whose maiden o'clock, Rev. H. L. Engle offi- The birthday of Gordon J. ated from the Llfne Hirii name was Putnam, was an ,„r _ , dating. Burial wfll be made m Prout was observed m the us- Shool with the claSfrf1938 Alma girl whose family con- * VVaV Over! Bethlehem cemetery. .ual manner^ tains the names of several mm- <# ^"^ " v " isters though mostly of the Final totals in the sales of a . . l \ 1 O O A * PROSPECTS FOR MICHIGAN Presbytenan church. The_ cou- 7th War Loan Bonds ^ Saline attend AOIlUal OOWTeaS Again PF A rw trap nnnn ple have tw.°'chlldren' Pau1' lfa shows an addition of $869.25 - . ° rxxAVxit tKur uuul» and Joyce, j.0. - ' to the amount pubhshed last Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Dell and Early peas such as Thomas Latest reports of the prospec- Other churches of the com- week, to the credit of the "E" Mrs. Carl Moehn attended the Laxton and World's Record can tive Michigan crop of peaches munity and the friends of Bond column, thereby exceeding annual meeting of the Second be sown in southern Michigan indicate that peaches suffered Christian progress in Saline the quota assigned the city by District of the American Legion about July 10 to 15 for a fall least from the adverse weather join with the. Methodists in $2,896.25. As stated last week, and Auxiliary at Temperance, crop. Such a crop is less sue- that affected so much of Michi- welcoming Rev.. Hocking and all issues were oversubscribed Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Moehn cessful than peas sown in the gan's fruit. The largest national his family here. here, the grand total being was re-elected treasurer of the early spring, but if weather peach crop on record is expect- $228,975.75, which is ideed. a Second District Legion Auxil- conditions are favorable a fairly ed this year however. LINER ADS GET RESULTS, creditable record 5br Sahne. iary. good harvest can be expected. jyifiL GERMANY „>faa. no IBS. 143 IBS. M\ As Clinton- P. Anderson takes* over the position as secretSry ofi agriculture and food czar, with black markets and shortages and! distribution problems being dis--; cussed everywhere—this chart pre-1 sents some interesting statistics.' Many will be surprised to learn I that thus far in 1945-there has been! a,decrease of only 4.2 pet"1, cent] from the 1944 figure and there is] still one-third more food per capi-i ta than in prewar years. Read the liner Ads NOW!
|Title||1945-07-12; Saline Observer|
|Publisher||LeBaron & Nissly|
|Description||An issue of the Saline, Michigan newspaper. Published weekly. Began publication in 1880. No longer published.|
|Subject/Keywords||Saline (Mich.) - Newspapers; Washtenaw County (Mich.) - Newspapers;|
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