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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 24, 1942
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FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 1942 BLYTHISVILLE, (ARK.)' COUUIKU NEWS EDSON IN WASHINGTON 7 Japan s Greatest Fear From Air Raids By PETER EDSON Courier News Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, April 24. SO Paul V. McNutt becomes chairman of the War Manpower Commission. It is his third big government how it will co-ordinate the 10 government agencies assigned to its care by the President's executive order, and what it will do with the several agencies like the Civil Service scientific roster, the Labor Department's apprenticeship train- job, the other two being federal ing program, and the training security administrator and director functions of Hillman's labor divi- of the Office of Defense Health sion of WPB. and Welfare Services. The proper This war labor training pr0 g nmi \VflV tn nrlrlrocc liim Jim-niftm- ic- . ,-. , „ . ° way to address him hereafter is, "Mr. Governor-Administrator-Direc- under Col. Frank J. McSherry has j of course done a tremendous job 1 —,. . ^ [ »•'• •W«V»»"V- ^*V»*W I* V* V-** »^i IV* Vl«Kj JV-' .°1 !: ^. !l ! n \ a " , R J cNu "'/ and be sm ' e in helping supply trained workers for expanding war production industries. It can go on functioning but some of the other functions of the old labor division may be killed off in the manpower reshuffle. LABOK LED HERE The original idea was that labor committees would sit in with corn- mitt! es from management and tell you leave nothing out. That's the official designation. Unofficially, the appointment makes the silver-thatched Hoosier knight the fair-haired boy and white hope of the organized labor movement. Labor wanted this manpower machinery set up in the Department of Labor, and not under Sidney Hillman. It is an open secret that apposition of the A. F. of L. and C. I. O. finally "got" Hillman, head of the labor division of the War Production Board. Conscientious, hard-working Hillman ran his jobs the way he thought they should be run for the best interests of the war effort..But he would accept no dictation from th* labor leaders, though he tried to make decisions which would not be unpopular with them. In the end he was damned by both A. F. of L. and C. I. O. leaders, and in the reorganization of the War Production Board, the labor division under Hillman was reduced to such secondary impor- £ tance that there was only one step further in his career—to be kicked upstairs to the position of "special assistant to the President on labor matters." How long McNutt will remain the darling of the labor leaders is something to make book on. McNutt is still so politically ambitious he wouldn't harm a flea—if it had a vote. He will make a speech on the slightest provocation before any assembly—of voters—and you may • expect to see his name waving with the Stars and Stripes on any platform where labor harmony sentiments are expressed. His next major appearance will be at the joint A. F. of L.-C. I. O. "Buy a Bomber' show" in St. Paul, April 29. JUS CHANCE TO TALK There has been some speculation in labor circles as to whether McNutt would reveal his manpower program at this St. Paul speech. There isn't enough of an opportunity for the McNutt brand of oratory in a speech of that kind, and besides, it is doubtful if the organization will have been perfected by that time. The commission must be named, meet, formulate its policies, decide how things should be done. Labor wanted it that way, but never quite put it over, in spite of the fact that labor lias from the outset of the defense effort been about two miles ahead of management on the problem of convening civilian industries to war production. There are today 24 of these labor advisory committees, on paper, corresponding with 24 main industry advisory committees which represent management and sit in with the War Production Board industry branch chiefs in formulating policy. But the labor committees have never met with the management committees. The President's order converted WPB's labor division into a "Labor Production" division. Nobody knew what that meant, and even WPB boss Donald Nelson had to go to the White House to find out. And so, out of the confusion of Washington, another government agnicy war baby has been born. Fcrtunately for McNutt's political ambitions, as Manpower Commission chairman he won't have to mess with any of the really controversial labor problems like strikes and the union security issue, which will remain with the War Labor Board. s £ * WASHINGTON WORKS Four-H clubs now have 1.5 million members.. .While all other retail stores were reporting March sales fo from 12 to 50 per cent over March. 1941, filling stations reported a 1 per cent drop and auto dealers a 75 *per cent : drop.. .WPA has plans to turn its free school lunch kitchens over to feeding war victims in case of air raids...Of the 53 million people in the U. S. labor force, Census Bureau reports 32 million live in cities, 11 million live in villages and 10 million on Foe Has Little Defense Against Dreaded Flames BY SIEGFRIED F. UNDST11OM Written for NLA Service FIRE! That is what Japan fears from air raids. K.s dt-es and towns arc built of inconceivable flimsy and inflammable materials — excepting- the most modern structure.s in the key cities. Under a rain of bombs they would burn up a.s fiercely as a Christmas tree afire. From their experience with earthquakes (some GOO are recorded each yean, the Japanese know what fire can do to them. As u direct results of the Great Earthquake of September 1. 1923. about one-fifth of Japan's national wealth was cU'.stroyi-d and up wards of 250.0JO persons (the unofficial estimate, denied by the government) lost their lives in the shipbuilding industry. A wide area* 01 the perimeter of the harbor Ls reserved for dockyards; * and beyond tim. and a bit of the coastline, is another vast area holding oil-storage tanks. K1VEKS AND CANALS AKi; ADDED HAZARDS Accordingly, the people of Kobe, i» »» :ur attack, could find no salcty in ui g i u . lo lllo nll | Si To do .so would mean certain incineration. With their city afire, ins only possible exit open to the terrified ropulace would be bv means of flaminy inferno. An impressive parallel can bf drawn between Hie terrific el feet of earthquakes and the man-made terror that is loosed from the sky. Fire invariably follows in the wake of both. AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS ARE "PATHETIC" And, consider!:];, raid-started fir* raid precautions this threat oi' Nippon's air- are pathetically the Kobe-Osaka motor From this, the fleeiiu highway Japanese A Cordial Welcome Awaits You at The Beauty Bar One of the finest, most modem shops in Northeast Arkansas. Phone 3202 Glencoc Bid?. farms.. .Forty million are and 13 million females. males Lady Hackie Gets Scolding (UP)—Mrs. this city's SAN FRANCISCO Cecile Madison,. 23, only woman taxicab driver, • was brought into court on a speeding charge. She told the court she was hurrying home to feed her 3-year| old son. So the court suspended her sentence and gave her -a lecture. Before the famous battle of Beli leau Wood in 1918, Colonel Alber! tus W. Catlin of the U. S. Marines [ told his men "Give 'em hell, boys." JOE CAMP SAYS: Mr. Husband - Mr. Breadwinner, or Head-man Don't let The - last Train - load of Good Health Leave you at the Statioi With Your Galleses broke, — a cinder in your eye And Your pants slippin. Doctors won't pass you, for Life Insurance IF You're slippin. A Check each Month IVhiy be your Family's only refuge. A Check each Month Will be a gladsome news To a busted-Family. A Check each Month Will make You still live In 'the Hearts of your wife and babies. JOE NOSK: IT WILL H?: HK,LL For the good wife When Friends find out, you left her no money. They'll Pass Right On I5y—Then. JOE CAMP & COMPANY State Agency Managers RESERVE LOAN LIFE INS. COMPANY Commenced business in 1897. the .sea. in many purposeless and inadequate. In the first place, the government has not had the funds io expend for air- raid shelter coivt ruction. Another fact: Toykb. with its 7,001,650 inhabitants. Yokohama, Kobe. Nagoya. :-nd the enormous industrial city of Osaka, are all of them partly built on {-round previously reclaimed from So even .shallow di^inj important localities soon meets with rising water. The Imperial (Hotel, in Tokyo, for example. Ls .situated on ground that is as .soggy as a wet sponge. The building of air-raid shelters presents an engineering problem practically impossible of solution. Tokyo ha.s only a .single subway, seven miles long. Bui even this subway .should prove of no value as an air-raid shelter— because it is laid jusl underneath the surface. Most of the details of a typical Tokyo air-raid drill, by night, consist of A. R. P. wardens running around and ordering the excited populace to turn off their lights. In modern aerial warfare, night raiders drop a great many flares before they commence unloading their "eggs". However, the Japanese seem to have failed utterly to take this into consideration. Somehow, one cannoL help gaining the impression that the majority of Japanese feel that the darkness of carries full sudden death that may rain from the skies. And yet neither by day nor by night do they have an kind of adequate shelter—such as the rock caves at Chungking— where they might hide. Japan's air-raid drills also include the spectacle of men in rubber suits running hither and thither, 1 sprinkling white powder where imaginary bombs are supposed to have landed. Factually, in case of a real raid it would be just "every man for himself." Throughout Japan, oil storage tanks stick out like sore thumbs. Practically all of them are situated in surprisingly vulnerable places. Almost invariably they are smack up against cities, most of which are built of wood and plaster and paper. On their roofs they have heavy tiles that in serious earthquakes cause more casualties than, perhaps, any other agents. When roofs buckle, these tiles come clown in an avalanche. Japans arsenals also, most of them from Maizuru to Otaru, arc placed dangerously near to residential and busingess areas. Only Tokyo and Osaka have a few wide traffic arteries, which, nevertheless, in event of a holocaust, should be found ineffective in affording a speedy evacuation of a populace that readily flies into a could .scatter among the fields and rice paddies that stretch for mile; between the two cities. Additionally, every key city 01 the Japanese main'island of Hondo Ls traversed by rivers, as wel us b>- man-made canals. So. in the inevitable fire following aerial attack, the various wards of tn cities would become isolated from cnc another--likf so many'islands. And each ••island" would be burning like a Viking's pyre. This awful thing happened at Tokyo, during the VJ2t earthquake disaster. Further, water traffic; on even tlie widest river, the Sumicla. was paralyzed because everything afloat seemed eventually to catch fire. Tn one open .space—and I saw tl^e dreadful sight myself—some CM.OOO persons were trapped and e they had safety, with all that they 1 had managed to salvage their wrecked homes. from t - vi)ical air r:i " 1 mT t|ri " '" Tokyo, mill a bucket a Ilimsy liamhoo ladder. Above, a working on a blacked-out city protection ' against panic, anyway. This I with my own eyes. have seen LACK OF FOR EVACUEES Therefore, in a great conflagration, following a tcrrifjc bombing, the congestion in the streets would know no bounds. Both Tokyo and Yokohama witnessed Miis sort of unbridled confusion following the Great Earthquake. Rioting- broke out. People commenced killing each other. Wild looting went on unrestrainedly until the bluejackets were landed at Yokohama, (when it was altogether too late* and troops of the Imperial Bodyguards Division instituted martial lay in Tokyo. Kobe, my birthplace, Japan's foremost, port cily, rises up from the harbor, and crowds upward to the very tree-line of the mountains. Here, in event, of an air bombing, the populace immediately would be found facing a dilemma most frightful. For a holocaust in this over-crowded mart, laced with the narrowest of streets; Presidio Newsboy Turns His Cash Into Bonds MONTEREY. Cul. i Ul') the past two years, flunk'! Cuirchi 12, hns sold newspaper.-; at the Presidio of Monterey. During that -thru H' hu.s paid all his personal <;x- K'Mses, hits salted' away $(525 In nu- ionul defense bonds, uiul made a oiin of $200 to his mother. lie sells papers before and after itlL'iullnfi the sixth grade of a local chool and also finds lime to be an ictlve Bov .Seoul. County Missionary Group LUXOR A, Ark. April 24.—Mrs. ttulph L. Douglas, Luxora, supcrfn- M'ndent of the Mississippi County Baptist Woman's Missionary Society m'skled at the second quarterly nesting at the Manila, Baptist hurch today, beginning at 10:30 un. Tho theme for the program was 'The Community." The membsrs of he Leachville Baptist Missionary society presented the following topic discussions: Devotional, "Who Is My Neighbor?"; discussions: "The ^reservation of the Scripture"; 'Law Observance"; Improved Industrial Conditions"; "Child Welfare"; "Public Health." A playlet closed the afternoon progrnm, "Hope Teaches Christian ivies." PAGE FIVB Write on Both Sides, l'ka*« COLUMBUS, O. (UP)-The English department of Ohio State University lent its weight to the defense effort when all classes were requested to write on both sides of the paper. Read Courier News want ads. Ill/ Bargain Matinees Every Day Except Saturday & Sunday. Show Every Night 7:00 Box Office opens 6:45 Continuous Shows Sat. and Svn Listen to KLCN 9:00 a,in, } 12:45 p.m., 4:30 p.ia Phone 42 llox OlYicc Opens 7:30 p.m.— Show Starts 7:45 p. in. Admission Always Uc-23c Tax Inc. "Air raid drills include the spectacle' of men in rubber suits rumiin; hither and thither, sprinkling' white powder where imaginary bombs are supposed to have landed." The scene above is in Osaka, ^TI industrial city. Love Will Hurdle Barricades War Erects Against Marriao b BY RUTH MILLETT Where do college students get the idea that conditions have Lo be just right for marriage—or that the wedding risk Ls loo great to take? That Ls how they are talking today—whether or not it is what their individual decisions indicate. At a recent apnfercnce made up of representatives front a number of colleges ihe students discussed in great seriousness the problem of war marriages. They didn't think much of them for several reasons. They though there was too treat danger that the wife might be- Jcft to support herself—and maybe a child. Two, there usually isn't time for a real honeymoon. Three, there's a chance for faithlessness to develop—since a husband and wife will be separated. Those college .students are right in thinking that it Ls more difficut for a young couple, faced by separation and uncertainty, to make a marriage that will succeed than it would be for them to make a go of marriage in normal times. But nnnf> of the ostaclcs they mention is "reason enough for deciding that war marriages arc a mistake. What if a girl does have to .support herself AND a child? II has been clone before—and successfully. LOO. Any girl with character would rather ivurry the man she loves, have his child and bring it up alone thn let fear deprive her of marriage with the man of j her choice. Honeymoons are nice, and it's too bad young folks in war time usually can't mamrge to have them. But a successful marriage certainly isn't dependent on a happy honeymoon. It it were, none of those depi'CvS.sion marriages, where a girl and boy were married on their lunch hour, would have worked out, WAR MARRIAGE IS WORTH THE RISK And if a husband and wile haven't enough character to remain faithful to each other through a period of separation -chances are they would find .some other excuse for infidelity duriivj; the course of their marriage. Wnr marriages can't be like a peacetime marriage, but no phase \ of living is the some in war as in peace time. Tint certainly doesn't mean a war rrurringc isn't worth the girls thay love, and babies wll come of some of those marriage's and if their fathers don't return their mothers will manage somehow to give thir.n a chance in life Women Will Learn How To Operate Tractors ROGERS. Ark. iUPi--A .school to train women to opera U; power- driven farm machinery will be conducted at Rogers through co- oporutUni of the Rogers Truck and Implement Company. The .school is part of si ' nation-wide program sponsored by International Harvester Company. The "tractorcttc" training* Ls scheduled tn beijin April '21. Friday-Saturday Mat. Sat. '1:00 p.* m. TOM KEKNE in 'Driftin' Kid' Chapl. (J "Capliihi Midnight' : Also Selected Shorts Sa(. Midnitc Show 11:00 p.m. Edw. G. Robinson— Francis Lederer in— 'NAZI SPY' A nnouncements The Courier News has been authorized to announce the following candidacies, subject to the Democratic primary In August. Housing Problem Solved By Army Quartermaster . SCOTT FIELD, 111. (UP)— Maj Marry Kirsncr, Scott Field quartermaster, lias .solved the army's housing problem, at least at Scott Held. Faced with th:: problem of housing many men in a .small number of barracks, the army officials decided to use double-deck beds. Then they ran into the metal shortage and lor several months progress was impeded. Then Kirsher developed a wooden frame by which .single deck beds could be placed one above the other. Thousands of the frames have been ordered by Col. Wolcott P. 'Hayes, post commander. Tor Slate Senate L. H. AUTRY For Itcproscntativc W. J. "BILL" WUNDERLICH JAMES G. -COSTON County Treasurer JACK PINLEY ROBINSON (for re-election) County Judge ROLAND GREEN (for rc-clcction) County Clerk T. W. POTTER (for rc-clcctlon) Tax Assessor W. W. "BUDDY" WATSON (for re-election) Sheriff and Collector HALE JACKSON (for re-election) Circuit Clerk HARVEY MORRIS (for re-election) I SAVE MONEY would set the pine-clad mountains lhc risk ' And lhe ' °P inion ° f col- aflame. spreadin a furious fr'- Jcgc sllulcnts notwithstanding spreading a furious forest fire. Such a fire could sweep inland for miles—far into the interior, feeding on forests all the way. and lickin? up farm villages "as it [ progressed. Kobe's drinking waier ' reservoirs are situated in the mountains, directly back of the j city. Moreover, these reservoirs.' constituting Kobe's entire water .supply, are ringed with the most inflammable underbrush imaginable, and more tall pines. And next to Negasaki;' Kobe is tin- seat ol Japan's most, imnorumt young men facing war and possibly death will continue to marry For INSURANCE of all Kinds See G. G. Caudill Agency Glencoc Hotel ttlrtg:. Ph. Z\M Blythevillc, Ark. Sinclair Greases save farmers money over a season because they last so long. They help prevent costly breakdowns because they lubricate moving parts safely. You play safe and save money when you use Sinclair Greases. Sunday-Monday Mat. Sim. 2:00 P.M. Box Olflce Opens l::tO P.M. Henry Fonda — Fred MacMurray in — 'Trail of The Lonesome Pine 1 ls and News CHICKASAW West Main Nemr 21st St. Prices alwayi lie and We ?at. starts 12:15; Sun. starts 1:45 Night shows G:4W Continuous shows Sat. and Sun, Thursday & Friday DOUBLE FEATURE Two features for the price of one lie and 22c Box office opens 5:45—show starts 0:00 p. m. 'Johnny Apollo 1 —wi lli- Tynuic I'owcr, Dorothy Lainour, Lloyd Nolan. _Af,SO— I'm Nobody's Sweetheart Now' —with— Dennis O'Keelc, Constance Moore, Helen Farrish. Also--Universal News. Saturday Tex RiKcr and his horse "White Flash", in 'Rainbow Over the Range' with Arkansas "Slim" Andrews Comedy—"Mcrbabics" "Drums of Fu Manchu" chapter 6 Let me deliver to your farm Phone 2005 — Agent — BIytheville, Ark. Saturday Midnite Show 'The Fatal Hour 7 —with— KarlolT, Marjoric Reynolds and Grant Withers. Last Times Toda ter.iiNfi imium MUSICAL NEW mi RODNEY ^GARLAND 'BABES W BROADWAY" j - j£~~r- - — — | ' tHtMIHt k, OUSQY BCKKEUV Paramount News & Comedy Suiurdav with Leo CARRILLO AndyDEVINE Irene HERVEY Don TERRY A UNIVERSAL PICTURE j Comedy & Serial "Holt tit Secret Service" Continuous Showing. Sunday &. Monday TERESA WRIGHT . RICHARD CARLSON . . Directed by WILLIAM WYLER . ' DijtntuteJ by RKO MU10 l>!cturt,, Inr. I'aranioiiiiL News & Comedy. ROXY Bargain Night Every Night Except Saturday. Show Every Night 7:00 Box Office Opens 6:45 Continuous Shows Sat. & Sun. Last Times Tonight 'Black Dragons' with Bcla Lugosi and Joan Barclay Comedy. Saturday THE CYCLONE STRIKES! Sunday and Monday 'Hired Wife' —with— Rosalind Russell, Brian Ahcarne. Virginia Bruce, Musical Short—"Torrid Tempos" Also—Universal News. —-ond il'j an it) •inri for jimmini ItyWkiTlty lH IlKTO! VMt ADIO. ' Produced by BERT GILROY.'Directed by EDWARD KiLLY. Screen Play'by-Norton S. Parker. Also Cartoon- & Serial • "The Sea Raiders". Continuous Showing. Sunday & Monday THEY'RE AT IT AGAIN, and it's Every ( MM fw Himself! Th. fctat Suit* • D«r»Miy Lontt • FfjBftlin I _., ** Khu't Mu • 5U Hits ud A Mitt RKO RADIO Piouw '"" v.. Produced by HOWARD BENEDICT. Directed by FRANK RYAN and WILLIAM HAMILTON. Original screen play by Frank Ryan Wi|!um HJ-""— Fox News & Comedy.

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