The Caldwell News and The Burleson County Ledger (Caldwell, Tex.), Vol. 58, No. 40, Ed. 1 Friday, April 13, 1945 Page: 3 of 8
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THC CALDWMX NEWS
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lightweight tractor can develop
90 much power.
Better yet, try thia amazing
tractor on your own farm. Try
it on hilla, on heavy aoil and light
•oil, in tight cornera. Measure
(the small amount of fuel used.
[You'll be surprised at the many
leaving it can bring you. Call uf
Ifpr a demonstration, today*
Nurse, Liberated From Japs,
Tells About Her Experiences
Feel Sorry For Yourself ?
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\T. BERTHA DWOKSKY, NOW MRS. JOHN HENDERSON
"Each time the Japanese reduced our meaner rations
ve knew the Americans had won another great victory."
Lt. Bertha Dworsky Henderson, Army nurse of Halletts-
ville, freed by American troops from a Japanese concen-
tration camp, told the Texas Senate recently.
For three years we were held captive behind the walls
of the Japanese stockade alter the tall of Corregidor. We
were shut off completely from ali contact with the out-
side world, and during the entire period we did not re-
ceive a single word from home. The Japs permitted us
only one box from the Red Cross, she said. Despite this
complete blackout of information she said the American
prisoners were able to tell each time that the Americans
had hit the enemy another hard blow because our captors
took away a little more of the scant food rations we were
"The men we were used to seeing daily were gaunt and
in poor physical condition from the confinement and when
tl, • Americans came bursting into our prison camp to free
us they looked like bronze giants to us," she said.
Mrs. Henderson is the niece of Charlie Dworsky of
Caldwell and was married after her release from the Jap
prison camp to John Duncan Henderson whom she met in
the concentration camp. Mrs. Henderson arrived at her
home in Ilallettsville March 3 from San Antonio, having
been flown there from San Francisco.
Editor' Note: The following
story appeared thia week in sev-
eral daily newapapera but I am
reprinting it in the NEWS for
the benefit of thoae who failed to
have an opportunity to read it.
The article should be read by
everyone and a «♦•cond reading
wouldn't hurt any of us.
By KEITH WHEELER
North American Newspaper
Aiea Heights Naval Hospital,
Honolulu (Delayed)—In ruse any-
body feels the need of it, this is
l ho place to take a short, course in
It doesn't make much difference
in which part of this hospital you
tike the first lesson. Keep going
und you the full treatment.
Always rememl>er that five
weeks ago, these men were young
and strong, the cream of a gen-
In the dentist's ■-•hair is a man
without a face. The shrapnel sliced
downward striking at the bridge of
l is nose. It took away his nose,
lushed against the bony struc-
ture of his upper jaw, and palate,
and carried the whole works out
through his lower jaw, breaking
the lower in three places. They
•an build him a new no. e but
nothing will replace the basic skull
structure that has gone. They'll
ac jnw bnc1: tmrether
tlu-y'll build h'ir. n f:t,T
use. but it won't l>e much of a face
and, having no bone to support it,
it won't be much good to him. His
ln.niiy won't recognize him.
A kid I know was in the line at
the ship's service store today. He
w s buying candy which, he ex-
ilained. he needed for night ra-
tions. He's hungry ali the time,
which is excusable considering that
he once Weighed 160 pounds but
now weighs 80. One of his legs is
crone below the knee; th • other is
trone eight inches above the knee.
He was happy today and proud
of himself because, as he ex-
t l :;neil. he has learned how to get
out ef bod and into the wheel chair
Go down to the ward where the
paralysis cuses lie in sanitary,
nearly motionless row s long rows.
Here is an 18-year-old youngster
laughing over in the corner. Go
and stand there and listen to his
delighted gurgling while he ex-
plains and demonstrates to the
nurse that 1 hns .ii'-t succeeded
in wiggling the forefinger of his
riiiht hand. That's all he can
move, but for five weeks he hasn't
been able to move even that.
Let Dr. Virgil fasten of Boston
tnke you through his eye ward,
where h- has more than 100 cases
who are partially or totally blind.
Wat h him net a kid out of his
bed, urging him gently to take his
first steps in the dark. The first
steps are hard to take but he needs
to learn. He'll walk in the dark
from now on.
A fellow said the other day he
had always wanted to know just
what act committed incurred what
the Bible designates. "The unpar
nable -in" But sin <■ reading our
Bulletin he is cuhvini'ed it i- fail
t ir tu "«¡o tn church Sunday"
Will bri'ilur, that ain't i! but not
i.njng tu church certainly helps to
mlify you t-u be mne an unpnr-
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Did you ever watch a man five
weeks blind shave himself, or
write a letter? It's an educational
White phosphorus is a combust-
ible explosive. When it strikea
flesh, it burns and keeps on burn-
ing through ?kin and muscle ar.d
bone. There's a 21-year-old in the
burn ward who caught the burst
of a white phophorua mortar in
hia back three weeks ago.
They doused his burns first with
•opper sulphate to extinguish the
tiny fires that burned, burrowed
deeper, and consumed his flesh.
Then they replaced that with wet
Four days later they found that
he was still burning. They put the
fire out again. A week after that
they discovered another spot where
the flesh was smouldering away.
His pain was such that they had
to keep him under morphine con-
I talked to him Thursday after-
noon. He talked about the future.
He doesn't know that when they
began skin grafts they found new-
places where he was still burning.
He doesn't know that the greedy
phosphorus is down in his bones
and still going.
His pain, you see, is less- now
because the nerves are burning
HUT MORI W A ft UONUH AVI> RTAMPI..
Discovery of a pipe in the par-
lor doesn't necessarily mean the
vif'e has given up cigarettes.
Any h-llow who is an expert at
'aids can make the jack disappear
Lt Ellis Gets
Promotion • Clusters
Second Lt. Raymond E. Ellis,
haB recently raceivod a promotion
to First Lietenant, his mother, Mm.
J. O. Ellis, of Caldwell has been
Lt. Ellis, B-17 Flying Fortress
pilot, stationed at the Eighth Air
Force Bombar Station, England,
had completed his IRth siircosaful
mission on March 23. He has bean
uwarded the Air Medal, also the
fourth Oak Leaf Cluster to the
Lt. Ellis will be remembeied by
friends in this city as "Nootie."
His wlfa, If*,
ing har boa in
Tha storming o| the
placa in lass (ban an
Texas Mission and fort
Sunday morning, March 6,
Baylor Univeraity, Waco,
observed its 100th birthday
ary 2, 1946.
In Egypt the man doasn't know
Mí * bar
his wife until after he marriea
—same as here.
The latest erase isn't'
found in the asylum.
A wife with good horse sense
never becomes a nag.
Just because he's a human dyna-
mo doesn't mean that everything
he hus on is charged.
A 22-year-old native of Vienna.
Austria, after fleeing Germans in
Austria, seeing action in France,
spending six months in a concen-
tration camp, and serving the U.
S. Army for a year is now an S.
M. U. student.
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The Caldwell News and The Burleson County Ledger (Caldwell, Tex.), Vol. 58, No. 40, Ed. 1 Friday, April 13, 1945, newspaper, April 13, 1945; Caldwell, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth175649/m1/3/: accessed August 3, 2021), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Harrie P. Woodson Memorial Library.