The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 28, 1942 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 28, 1942
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.), COURIER NEWS' TUESDAY, ~APRIL 28, 1942 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TB1 COURIER NEWS CO. 4 JL-zlff HAINE8, Publisher SAMUEL F. NORRIS, Editor Wtol R. WHTTKHZAD, Advertising National Advertising Representatives: Wltmcr Co, Ntw York, Chidgo, Df trctt. AthaU. Memphis. FubUihed irery Afternoon Except Sunday as iecond class matter at the poet- offiee at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Oongiefis, October 9, 1917. . Served by the United Press. SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the City of Blytheville, 15c per •eek, or" 65c per month. • By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.50 for six months, 75c for three months; by mail in 'jjostal K>nes two to six Inclusive, $6.50 per year; in zones seven and eight, $10.00. per year payable in advance. Looks Like Abuse , ' It would be very easy, reading the headlines, to suspect that some persons or cliques in Washington are using the war to knock down a few big corporations which offend against certain current economic ideologies. We hope this suspicion is uncharitable. At the same time, we hope the unpleasant accusations which have been made by certain assistants to the at- - iorney general 'will prove to be unfounded. For some time news columns have been pockmarked with allegations that certain American concerns have deliberately hampered our war production. There is the long series of cases in which Thtirman Arnold and his assistants attribute this obstructionism to international cartels, under which "German producers are said to have given Hitler all the strategic materials he wanted- while our corporations selfish- VJTkept"output below natioaiil requirements. -^- '...".... - More "Recently tjfere is the charge that the-largest producer of steel, Car- iiegie-Hlinois, and the fourth, largest, Jones & Laughlm, persistently -have violated priority .regulatieijis over a 'period of almosUa year, ; - I ' , * : * : : . V' '•< ' v This last accusation- seeing almost un- kelieyable, ,even though it is made by tlie-responsible War Productions Board. ^Big^Business has many-past sins ..for which to answer. - Nobody any longer assumes automatically that a corpora- lion title and an upper bracket salary afeTevidences oi.either supreme ihtelli- " *Nevertheless, it: seems highly inV. ^probable that such concerns .as. Car| negie-Illinois and Jones & Laughlm vj ' f - • . • . 4 ghave deliberately and persistently vio- | lated the law and -Routed the national 5 will to win this war. The coveted Navy £ Department E's awarded to.both com- J panies^almost - simultaneously with r WPB's charges—in recognition of their - war production contribution, would - raise a question, if common sense did 7 not. C -As for the cartels, cases, there is £ compelling g r o u n d f o r wondering ~ whether some young lawyers' enthus- « iasm for headlines did not lead them ~ astray. ^ General Electric, -ifor instance, is ac•- cused of causing a bottleneck in ma^ chine tools by restricting production of « tungsten carbide under a pooling ar" rangement with Krupp. J;: " •'• •• • , * * » * But G. E. says flatly that the inven- - tion originated in Germany. It was - : protected by federal law, under patents. , J No American concern could have used , I H except by agreement with Krupp. ft | i was only through the contract between . , J G. E. and Krupp that we had tungsten carbide at all. Because of the now denounced patent pool, we and our allies have been enabled to use the valuable metal against "Germany. The same situation obtained in the case of plastic" glass. If duPont and Kohm & Haas had not entered into arrangements with the Germans, our federal law would have prevented any American corporation from making the product. If General Electric, duPont, Kohm & Haas have been price-squeezing the public, the government has a duty to act. It is an abuse of public confidence, however, if the war is being used illegitimately to destroy the reputation for loyalty of outstanding industrial companies, in furtherance of somebody's dislike for Big Business. Holding the Bap The Reconstruction Finance Corporation's willingness to take unsalable automobiles, tires, refrigerators, etc., off the hands of manufacturers is a commendable step toward relief of an extremely hard-hit class of little business men. The real beneficiaries will be the distributors. Having been deprived of their normal means of livelihood, these distributors should not have their capital, including loans on which they must pay interest, tied up indefinitely. Iliewl oj to ttafc column of wBtortete from other aewiiApen doc* »ot necesaartlr •kdonement but ta u acknowledfrnBot the sobjeoto dtocuned. To All Real Sportsmen The State Game and Fish Commission has appealed to residents living near several game refuges to aid in protecting deer placed in the areas until the game has ^ had an opportunity to increase. ^ Says Tom Mull, education, director of the ; Commission: vpractically na, deer exist in these areas at the present time. If this original breeding stpck should be killed during the closed season, or even killed legally during the open season within- the next ,three years, our purpose in planting the deer would be defeated." If these deer are allowed, to 1 breed unino- ^tested for three years^ he. \says, there will -bey a > sizable increase ; some* "of.'wrnch' wln^fllfifr Ironi'"' the refuge into open'hunting territory, where sportsmen may hunt without depleting the breeding stock. ' • Deer have been placed in refuges in • the following Counties and it is to residents in those communities that the Commission - is' making its appeal: Washington, Randolph, White, Jefferson, Calhoim, Union, ^Columbia, Lafayette, Madison. Clark and. Independence. The real sportsmen, hunters who understand and appreciate > what game : laws mean to their interests, can aid the Commission in protecting those deer by not shooting them during seasonal hunting trips. And they can further help by reporting violations to the • Commission—that isn't "snitching" but furthering our officers efforts to enforce a law of which all decent men approve. —Arkansas Democrat. anv • SO THEY SAY Some are holding al6of from the war effort, but that^is the-heritage of the decades .of the selfishness of ''isolation.—Federal Judge Robert N. .Wilkin, of Cleveland. *- * .* ' Young people are freed by war to take on adult responsibilities for which they are unprepared.—Dr. Paul L. Schroedcr. head of Chicago Institute for Juvenile Research. . * * * The Church abhors and condemns anti- Semitism.—Cardinal Kinsley. SIDE .GLANCES */ Ctfertith COPR. 1942 BY NEA SERVICE, INC. T. M. REG. U. S. PAT. OFF. "How am 1 going lo get to the school play? Dad sneaked oft' to lodge meeting with my bike and left his here with Iwo flat tires!" Time To Take The Ball Bv The Horns and the conviction that it should Harold E. Stassen disclosed that THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson be made part of^the hemispheres j 5,222 state employes have signed payroll deduction pledges averag- ELEPHANTS THIS SUMMERS BULLFROOr TADPOLE DOESN'T BECOME A UNTIL- SUMMER/ - HAT ONE SEASONINGr DO WE USE IN FOOD, THAT DOBS' NOT OWE ITS EXISTBMCE TO ANSWER: from plants. and even some types of salt, are derived How old is Niagara Falls? in trade and culture. That same conflict tears at the core of Islan- dian political life; disturbs the old relationships of its inhabitants. As the history of a dream world,' "Islandia' is fascinating. The leisurely chronicling of manners and customs, geography and statesmanship holds the reader absolutely. But Lang is something of a prig, and the heroines all seem a bit alike. Nevertheless, this book deserves and will receive attention. - Half Utopia, half childhood fantasy, it is a sort of Gulliver among the natural men of an agrarian civilization. It moves slowly but it moves well. No one who begins it will leave it unfinished. Skite Workers Buy War Bonds ST. (PAUL, Minn. CUP)— Minnesota state employes are contributing more than $32,000 monthly for the purchase of defense bonds. Gov. Expert Tractor Tire Vulcanizing Materials Limited! Blytheville Tire Co. Highway 61 North Phone 56.3S a month. Pneumonia- ranks fifth among causes of death in the United States, with a rate of 67.5 per 100,000 of the population. Angora cats are the largest of pet cats known. DON EDWARDS "The Typewriter Man" ROYAL, SMITH, CORONA, AND REMINGTON PORTABLE TYPEWRITERS 118 N. 2nd STREBTT PHONE 3382 (Every Transaction Must Be Satisfactory) BLIND FISTULA A Blind Fistula is an uncommon pus infected condition of the rectal area which forms insiduously over a period of time, during which the victim may complain of toxic symptoms, nervousness, low back and lej ache of rheumatic nature. Some do not. Eventually, pain and swelling in a circumscribed area develops. Upon examination, pus is observed coming from %n internal crypt. Without prompt and co-operative care and treatment, a complete fistula with external opening also and further complications will assuredly ensue. Do not delay an examination and treatment. DRS. NIES & NIES Clinic 514 Main Blytheville, Ark. Thone 2921 SERIAL STORY FRANTIC WEEKEND BY EDMUND FANCOTT COPYRIGHT. 1942, NEA SERVICE. INC. HIGHLIGHTS FROM LATEST BOOKS ;OUT OUR WAY A Strange,Tale Of Faraway Lands The only word for this novel is "extraordinary" because it is anything but ordinary. And "Islandia." by Austin Tappan Wright" (Farrar & Rhinchart: $3), is a work of such invention that the imaginary country with which it deals becomes more real than many living lands. Wriqht, who di?d some years ago, invented the country of Islandia. placed it somewhere in the South Pacific, gave it a history / MA SENT THE DISHES ANT NAPKINS DOWN PER .VOUR PARTY SO I JiS COVERED 'EM UP SO TH NEIGHBORS COULDN' SEE WHUT WAS BRING IN I Vs. ~~^ / WELL , WHAT ARE YOU "TRYING TO DO, MAKE THEM THINK YOU'RE MY MEALS TO ME?—THAT'S ONE OF YOUR S»v\ART STUNTS AMD T'M GOIMGTO CALL MA R16HT -. WHY MOTHERS SET GRAY and a government, a vital population. He must have lived almost as much in his dream world as in actuality, for as he writes of it, his story seems to spring from an intimate knowledge of Islandia. John Lang, the hero, becomes the first United Stales consul to Islandia following his graudation from " college. During his undergraduate days he met the Islan- dian, Dorn, and on his arrival in the strange new country, finds himself made the intimate of Dorn's family, friends and enemies. Slowly and carefully, the author develops the conflict in Lang's mind between the longing to leave Islandia isolated from the world, By J. 11 Williams QUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople THE STOIIV: Ilaldy Hricn. Broadwny in a n :i jc e T, ItargcH In on n. Canadian -weekend, party in Kenrch of hi* runaway star Attraction, the N inter Gay Il.-in- dall. The tnicst* know her nn Fay RanBom, lovely Montreal Mocialilc. Michael Maek and Ni^el Monk- both In love whh Fny, view Italdy with alarm. Pegrjry Mack, Michael'* KtMtcr. hn.i her own HchcmcM with Ilaldy. Myra Mack I* uwinp her Iiicr-Himtcrly tiiccnnity to keep Pcjcrgy ont of trouble. Ferdy I.orton, their hot, calmly await» developments. * * * » PEGGY OPENS FIRE CHAPTER 3T. T>EGGY donned her more modest bathing suit and a beach robe and slipped into the morning air that cooled the balcony outside her room. She saw Fay on the balcony outside the next room. "Hullo," she said, with much greater respect for Fay after the revelations of last night. "Coming for a dip before f brcakfast?" "Yes," replied Fay. "Wait for me." There were no other sounds in tha house save these made by Marie, busy in the kitchen, as the two girls slipped out into the morning air. They breathed deeply Fay had the mature softness that few more years had added. "I think you're so lucky," said 'eggy, fishing with one toe for her andals. "Why?" asked Fay, knowing luite well what was in Peggy's mind. "If I could only have a chance Ike yours, I certainly wouldn't ome back here in a hurry." Fay said nothing to that. It vas an attitude shared by almost every girl who knew her. She vas even uncertain herself vhether she had done the right hing. What did she want, if not success? Of one thing she was sure, that if she had success she wanted more control over it and over the rewards it brought. One thing was quite clear. If success meant being a puppet pulled by a hundred different strings and impoverished by a thousand different demands, then she preferred to find another kind of success or go without it. Peggy's next question came. "Do you like Ferdy?" WHV DO T TkRRV WERE WTW HANO?-~~ANSO A. PARTV /MX AT THE O^JLG CLUB/-~~ T^H GI6HT OF THO6B TWO TO BUV W/XR STOPPED M^ /VE> THOUGH INTO TO AM HNJEMlNiG OF pLH/VbURE AFT£C2. rv -SMOOTlNG DOVMlsJ A, SPV-PLF\v4t ? \ TUHM ^VAV DON^T T GO ? -v~AM X TOUGH SPOT VOU LOGB W/XV> UK£ / MUSSOUMI WRESTLING of the cool, exhilarating freshness as they ran down the brown pine path to the lake. Throwing off their beach robes they plunged into crisply cold waters and swam at a brisk pace The sun sparkled on the wate they splashed and glittered over the wakes they cut in the stil water. Little curls of mist driftec from the surface oE the water, 1 call's echoed distantly in the hill behind them, and both girl thrilled to that delicious isolation that comes with being clean- cut, strong, young, and alone with the world on a bright, gay morning. They climbed out ontc the wharf and ran to the boathouse. There they stripped their swim suits and rubbed themselves briskly with rough towels. "My!" said Peggy impulsively. "You're lovely." Fay rubbed herself dry and picked up her beach robe. "I don't see that you have much to grumble at" Peggy regarded her own figure in comparison and she was not displeased. They were different but both slim and trim, althoufih "I think he's a darling.** "Not good-looking though. Definitely not. Neither is Nigel." . "Do good looks mean so much in a man?" sister with suspicion. "Time is - short," said Peggy. "And we've got to move fast." : Myra's apprehension deepened. She distrusted from = experience ' the enthusiasms of her sister. "It's like this," continued Peggy. "Mike is crazy about Fay." "So is Nigel." "That's it," said Peggy. "We've got to help Mike. She thinks he is wonderful." "Who does," asked Myra. "Fay Ransom?" "Yes," .said Peggy, stretching the fact into fiction. "She told me so herself." Myra was doubtful but willing to listen. Her sister had more to say. "Now I propose you go off with Ferdy. . . ." "Ferdy's already off, painting somewhere . . . and Fay has gone with him." "So that's it," said Peggy slowly. "The pest has been asking for her all through breakfast." "The pest... you mean, Baldy." "Yes. Well, anyway, I think I would like to string along with Nigel Monkhousc this morning and see what he is really like. He's got money hasn't he?" Myra's lips straightened into a firm line. "Now, see here, Peggy Mack, I don't like your train of thought. Remember your age." 'Forget yours," replied Peggy Peggy had an immediate and definite reply to that. She adored her brother. "You bet, when they go with something else. Look at Mike, my brother." "He is handsome," admitted Fay, who had had almost too full a share of handsome hangers-on in New York. He's more than that. He's got something," said Peggy. Then her enthusiasm carried her away and she began to talk about her brother in the way that younger and adoring sisters often, do. "He must be wonderful," said Fay, as they slowly clhnbed the slope toward the smell : of frying bacon that came over the scent of pines. , ; Breakfast at Ferdy's cottage was a moving feast. The guests wandered in and out to please themselves and time did n»t matter. Peggy buttonholed} her sister who was sipping a cup of coffee on the veranda. "I've* got a plan,'' she announced.- Myra regarded flier younger promptly and without acrimony. "I'm going to find him anyway." "You can't. He's already gone to find Ferdy and Fay." "Where's Mike?" "I haven't seen him for five minutes." Peggy smiled. "Good!" She had already asked Ferdy before he left where he was going with his folding easel and other paraphernalia. Ferdy had smiled and told her to come and join him when she felt bored. She had noticed Fay on her way with him a minute later and had taken care to tell her brother just where they were going. Then when Nigel had asked her if she had seen Fay, she had said quite truthfully that she had seen her on her way to the wharf- She did not add that that was before breakfast. Pleased with herself, Peggy felt she had pulled al'~ the strings she wanted to for the morning. All that remained to do was to plant the right idea in. her sister's mind. Her own plans were connected with. Baldy Bricn who at the moment was sitting alone at the breakfast table progressing steadily through nn enormous meal. (To Be Continued)

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