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r PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE ,(ARK.), COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. ; < ' H. W. HAINES, Publisher „ SAilUEL Pi NORRIS, Editor Wm. R."'WHITEHEAD, Advertising Manager Sofe National Advertising Representatives: Willace Wtmer Co.. New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. 'Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered, as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Congresv October 9; 1917. Served by the United Press. . • SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the City of Blytheville, 15c per ' iweek, or 65c per month. By mail,. within . a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.50 for six months, 15c for three months; by mail in postal zones two to six ^Inclusive, $5.50 per year; in zones seven and \ eight, $10.00 per year payable in advance. <^»— " ' ..._. I. i ."••—Unpleasant Suspicion Even in the midst of war, one lias ' to take time out to marvel at the versatile John L. Lewis. Never a man to be bound by consistency, this time he .. has achieved the ultimate in paradox. He is going—he hopes—to organize • employers. In the whole history of trades unionism, nothing like this ever before has happened. Here is a top-ranking labor boss, a man to whom employers have been lifelong anathema, deliberately setting out to organize the 1 jack- bone of American capitalism, the farmers. He is saying frankly, positively, and • ' even belligerently, that he doesn't give • a'tinker's damn about the farm laborers. All he wants.-is the owners, the managers, the entrepreneurs who up to now have been untouchable in the trades union program. ; Mr. Lewis is not organizing the far\ mers to-work shorter hours themselves, •. to give their employes shorter work weeks, to improve conditions of agricultural labor, to promote any of those ' social goals which organized labor customarily demands. Not at all. He wants the employing 'farmers"to obtain a greater profit from .the production and sale oC milk, through • higher prices. * * . * • The more one thinks about this latest Lewis, venture, "'the-.more'one becomes convinced that there- is a very ', black Ethiopian in the woodpile. " In, dealing ....with - so devious'a mind as Mr. Lewis', it is not safe to leap at ; conclusions. It is permissible, howev- . er, to .point put a few considerations '•;.' which the self-proclaimed protagonist •of the nation's farmers can hardly Have • misled. . More than 30 million Americans live . on farms. A large proportion of these own from one cow to hundreds, and sell. milk. Perhaps an equal number, in rural villages, depend for their livings upon the farmers' trade. there are close to seven million in. dividual farifis. Unlike industry ami commerce, farming is a business which has more entrepreneurs than hired • • hands. * * * k ' Being very vulgar, one may point out that in organizing industry, the : gravy comes from millions of workers • rather than from thousands of own: ers. But on farms the reverse is true. Moreover, being in suspicious mood •today, one notes that if perchance Mr. Lewis had political ambitions—if he desired either votes for himself or the control over votes—there are perhaps ten millions in the hands of the nation's dairy farmers,, but relatively few cast by agricultural hired hands." Perhaps Mr. Lewis, softened bv beatings he has taken, really has been moved by the plight of the dairymen, and for purely unselfish reasons has laid aside his crusade, in behalf of industrial workers and gone to the farmers' succor. That could be the answer. But from this corner, it has all the odor of very unpalatable' baloney. SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 10.42 The Inevitable Deferred News that Pierre Laval has been restored to power in Vichy is most unpleasant, but should not come as a surprise. For some time there have been indications that German pressure was forcing the senile Petain and the An- glonhobe Darlan toward complete military collaboration with the Reich. Insiders in Washington and in London have realized that the wooing of Vichy by our State Department could do no more, at best, than defer the inevitable. Before long Hitler probably will have free use of the still powerful French navy and of insular bases thus far denied to him. Our old headaches will be aggravated and we shall have new ones. But better now than a year ago, or six months, or three, or even one. Every day we grow stronger, militarily. The Hull diplomacy was a good job, well done. Let's Have Jhose Books The Victory Book campaign's slow start must be attributed to public inertia rather than apathy. It is not conceivable that civilians, living comfortably at home, either can not or will not give the books with which soldiers and sailors can while away, lonely hours. \ There can't be many families who would have trouble providing at least a few novels and some readable and worthwhile books of non-fiction whose departure never would be noticed. • SO THEY SAY There is going to be no evacuation for us from this clear country of ours.—Jawaharlai Nehru, Indian nationalist lender. * „* * Even if air raid shelters are never used, they justify their existence, for tfcey are symbols of the seriousness of the times.—Harry Guilbert, Chicago safety expert. * * * If you use coal and expect to have enough for next winter, you had better buy it now.—Price. Administrator Leon Henderson. * * * I and my followers will* refuse any help, even water, for the Japanese even if it should cost as our lives.—Mohandas K. Gandhi. * * * Survival is what our problem is, survival or what we have all lived for for a great many generations.—President Roosevelt. * * * Production lines are battle lines. Let's use all the production we've got.—Wor Production Board Chief Donald M. Nelson. * * * Vichy has now been reduced to the level in the axis New Order of a 5-cent Balkan state. —British foreign office spokesman after Pierre Laval returned to power in Vichy. * » » Bataan has fallen but Corregidor will carry on. On this mighty fortress the spirit of Bataan will continue to live.—Lieut. Gen. Jonathan M. Waimvright, U. S. commander in the Philippines. * * * We smacked hell out of them, thus getting some revenge for the men of our squadron who fought in the front trenches on Bataan.—Lieut. Col. J. H. Da vies, commander of a U. S. squadron which attacked Jap bases on the Philippines. L SIDE .GLANCES fcy OPttlW By NEA SERVICE. INC. T. M. Bee. U. S. PAT. OFF. Believe me, li I were you I'd let lhat nice bald-headed man with the limousine lake me home! You with your cold, and it's raining too!" , SERIAL STCRY THIS CURIOUS WORLD f; «^ WHEN STRUCK BY THE STROKE CREATHS XX CHA/V\BER_ INSIDE THE WOOD. AND THEE SUDDEN VAPORIZATION SETS' UP [-M.REC. U. S. PAT. OFF. COPR. 1M2 BY NEA SERVICE! INC ALTHOU&H <0> VOTERS LIVE IN THE THEY eROW FATTER. JN /•XX/VV' VEARS THAN IN VEARS / A DOG FOLLOW A TRAIL. MORE EASILVAT NlfoHT OR. IN THB DAVTf/V\E ANSWER: At night, when evaporation is less rapid. vNEXT; One hum!red degrees below 2ero. •- HARRISON IN HOLLYWOOD OUT OUR WAY HY PAUL HARRISON Service Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD.—That's a pretty fair spot in which'Wendell Wfllkie finds himself—chairman of the board of 20th Century-Fox. His election may encourage many young Americans in the notion that even if they don't get to be President of the United States, they at least may become movie company executives and earn much more money. Last year 20th-Fox made a profit of S4.921.92fi, and the officers and directors got, S878.905 in .salaries. In 1940, when the company reported a consolidated net loss of S517.33G, Chairman of the Board Joseph M. Schenck was paid $113,- 833.33. Willkie's total remuneration as board chairman is not fixed, but it undoubtedly will exceed the $75,000 he'd be getting in the White House now. • >. • WAR DRESS FOR QUEENS The war is getting into all modern movies so muost of the actresses will be shown in a few scenes wearing uniforms of war service organizations. Dialog will be made to convey suggestions of uncertainty about the ruiure; heroes will have lines indicating that they're about to enlist. 'Model Wife" Myrna Loy gets WHY, YES, I'M GOMMA TRY TO THUMB A R.IDE IF I VOHY WELL, CUT VTOUT/ A PASSENGER. CAR WOM'T PICK VOL) UP, AM 1 A TRUCK WILL CHARGE YOU PER. THAT LOAD.' By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople FRANTIC WEEKEND BY EDMUND FANCOTT COPYRIGHT. 1942, m>\ NEA SERVICE. INC- F THB STORY? RHurnlnff on it train to Montreal from a — ••• «-nd viu>ntiou, Myrii Mack, is Hkt'Hblt yountf MteituK Miriki-M uj) c'onverNufion wjili n im""!l " 11 «'"<«'»a«<. Tlii-Jr in(r(»> iidiiuraiioii of M * * * .CHAPTER II 4tj KNOW where I've seen you! 1 ' said ihe soldier suddenly, snapping his fingers as his memory obeyed him. "You're the girl Ferdy Lorion painted, against a background of Laurentian hills." Myra stared at him. "Don't tell me you know Ferdy?" "I do. He's a great friend of mine." Myra nodded. "It doesn't surprise me. He's a great friend of most every man. in Montreal." "I'd better introduce myself. Nigel Monkhouse, lieutenant, Royal Canadian Artillery. I saw your picture first in the Spring Exhibition." "Luckily most of my friends didn't recognize me," said Myra. "I'd never have lived it down. He had a crazy idea that there was some relation between, all those bumps and hills in the Laurentians and my face. 5 ' Myra laughed. "Maybe he was right at that." "Ferdy thinks the world of you." "In a purely platonic way, of course," said Myra. "Now if you really want to meet lhat rhapsody in blue, he is the man to help you. He not only knows every man in town, but sooner or later he seems to meet all the prettiest girls." Lieutenant Nigel Monkhouse puffed at his cigaret. He nodded slowly. "It gets me. I don't know how he does it. With that sandy hair and that grin of his, I suppose. He's not tall, he's not dark, he's not even handsome, he looks at times as though he slept out all night on the tiles, and yet he always seems to have a pretty girl or two in love with him. There should be hope for me." He said it half humorously but Myra took him up. "I doubt it," she said. "You're a nice enough boy, but you've got no nerve. The ones that speak to me like you did are always the ones that would run a mile before speaking to a girl like Blue Hat on the station." A T igel Monkhouse blushed and grinned. "Well there's something so comfortable about you ... no nonsense ""and all- that sort of thing." Myra shook her head without the flicker of a smile on her lace. "No. That's not it. I know your type. You look at a pretty face and fall for it and it frightens you so much you rush right into the arms of a motherly sort to tell her all about it. But that's the way it goes. You pay for your weaknesses in this world. Here we are at Montreal West and you could have been sitting with the redhead all this while in an aura of ecstasy, instead of with a deadpan like mine. That is II you'd had enough nerve." There the incident might have ended. The conversation made the rest of the journey to Montreal go very quickly. Myra said a quick farewell to Lieutenant Monkhouse on the station platform and made her way to St. James Street and Uie office. * * * rj^HE offices of Consolidated Steel were even more busy than ustial with war v/crk asd Myra In the outer office Myra saw Miss Blue Hat at a desk and crossed to her. ."I saw you on the platforrq at Lakeside this morning." A was soon plunged into " the Monday thick of it. She was secretary to Mr. Macallum and the more his work grew the more hers increased. By eleven o'clock she had forgotten about the girl at the station and the shy young officer in the train. In fact she had forgotten all about the weekend by noon and it seemed as though she had never done anything but work. But two interesting things intruded into the busy morning. Her young sister telephoned to say that her brother had arrived home suddenly from England. That was important news. He was Myra's favorite orother and had been overseas with the First Canadian Division since the first sailing; his return was unexpected. But apparently he had been commissioned in England and was one of a number of officers sent" back for posting to the Third Division. The other thing that happened was not so important. "Miss Mack!" Mr. Macallum's voice startled her from a steep stack of papers she was sorting. "I want you to slip over to Ransom's, the stockbroker! I want you to hand this to him personally. It is very important and I want it to get to him quickly." He handed her a bulky envelope and in a few minutes she was out in St. James Street wondering how so many people managed to find time to walk about while she was spending all' her days at a desk. It was quiet in the stockbroker's office and she was told to go straight through to Mr. Ransom's office. As she reached the door it opened and she bumped right into the girl who was coming out. She gasped and the girl gasped, then the girl apologized but Myra only stared. Miss Blue Hat— the girl tin the station platform. went past her and delivered her envelope. Mr. Ransom asked her to wait outside for a return envelope which would be ready in a minute. In the outer office she saw the girl at a desk and crossed, co her. "Sorry I bar.^d into you so hard jU3t now." The girl smiled and Myra noticed that her eyes were a clear blue green. "That's all right. _ It was my fault." ~ Myra shook her head. VI saw you on the platform at Lakeside this morning." "I remember," said the girl.' "You were with that tall officer." "Not exactly," said Myra, "but it seemed to work out that way because we were talking of you." The girl blushed and Myra put that down to the credit side. She continued. "He thought you were the answer to a soldier's dream, but I decided you weren't interested in men." The girl looked up in surprise 1 "Why not?" she said frankly. Myra wrinkled her nose and looked down at the piquant face. A faint mist of freckles added definite attraction to the short nose. "Why not?" echoed Hyrn slowly "Well, if you ask me, I should s^' you make up to compete with women rather than to interest men." A smile flickered for a moment on the girl's face. "You might explain." "Simple," said Myra. "Look at your lips and your eyes. If you had a face like mine you'd need twice as much as that, taut with a face like yours you need about a quarter of it." There was no time to say any more because a boy had brought an envelope to Myra who smiled a farewell to the girl and moved to the door. The girl watched her go with a faint smile playing about her lips. Then Mr. Ransom came out of his. office and crossed to her. "Well, Fay," he said to his daughter, "what does an office feel like after the hectic life?" "Not so bad." She smiled up at him. "One meets as many strange people here as anywhere else. Who was that girl who came in just now?" "That girl? Oh, John Macallum's secretary. He thinks the world of her. I could use a girl like that myself." "Won't I do?" "Temporarily, yes, my clear. Until we get some real work to do." (To Be Continued) AND PR.att LET ME RELATE O^Ct CONVERTED A TRIBE OF CANsiA TO /f VEAWjBLiTALL X '\ WANT IS A FOR THE PAPER. ABOUT MOVM voo BA66ED T|4E 9PV PLANE/— THAT ( OTUER STUPP (V HELP ME ANW MORE V ThAANl pxM ANCHOR ' Ot^ AS AWAV FROM TWE POINYT MAUPCTMA AND AM ODD SPECTACLE VT To SEKOLD THE OMCB MEAD \<=> FROM A SEAL- Wt l>iSLES FOR \\MLD CABBAGES/ OW ji REPORTERS six weeks vacation from 'Metro for her Reno divorce from Arthur Hornblow...Rita Hay worth and Eddie Juclson probably won't air any specific charges in court; attorneys have nearly reached a property settlement.. .Dolores Del Rio and Orson Welles definitely are not planning to marry. •> » * One studio momentarily has licked the problem of the actor shortage. Columbia Is filming "Petticoat Army wiia an all feminine cast...Warners have paid $75,000 for the new Nordhoff-Hall .novel. "San 'Patrie." about a couple of convicis \VT:O escape from Devil's Island and join the Free French forces—News reels arc going to turn over a regular share of their i footage for insertion of educational subjects \\",uch federal authorities especially wane the public to see. •-?= $ * Another matter of policy involves screen treatment of German and Japanese bosses. It has been decided that too many pictures have 'been kidding Hitler and Hiroliito instead of showing them as sinister heavies. It's still okay to represent Mussolini as a comedy jerk. * * * AYKES REPLACED John Howard likely will replace Lew Ayres in the Dr/Kildare series .'...Navy bound: Tyrone Power. Peter Lind Hayes and Alan Ladd. The latter had just attained stardom in "This Gun for Hire." He i also recently married his agent, Sue ' Carol, former actress. William Den wrest, who used to play a cello in vaudeville, plays a violin for a few scenes in his new picture. "Triumph Over Pain." He commented: "They're cutting down on everything these days." ...Here's a trick that could be done only in the movies: In "Priorities of 1943." Jerry Colonna will be seen smoking a cigar and playing a trombone at the .same time. War Halves U. S. Park Visits GRAND CANYON", Ariz. (UP) — The war has slashed tourist travel to Grand Canyon national park t almost half what it was before hostilities involved ihe nation. There were 4,676 visitors to the park in January. 1942, compared with 8,871 during the same month of last year. Read Courier News want ads. FUNNY BUSINESS .v^t:::'.;, - ' JW2 BY NEA SCftVICE, IMC. T. M! UK. U. S PAT. \ M \Vhat*11 you bet 1 don't get a strike?'