The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 5, 1942 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 5, 1942
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.), COURIER NEWS '"-" TUESDAY, MAY 5, 1942 •^ v vx4 C THE BLYTHEVILLK COURIER NEWS THE "COURIER NEWS CO. ~ * H, vW.MIAINES, Publisher SAMUEL' F. NORRIS, Editor Wta. R. WHTTEHEAD, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co./New York, Chicago, Dt- toott, Atlanta, Memphis^ ' Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act cl Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press. SUBSCRIPTION RATES t'By carrier in the "City of Blytheville, 15c per week, 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 postal zones two to six inclusive, $6.50 per year; in zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year payable in advance. Lefe Not Wait Too Long - The demand for a second front against Germany, on the European continent, is mounting constantly throughput the United Nations. ^ There are millions, literally, who agree heartily with Lord Beaverbreok's passionate exhortation: "Strike out to help Russia. Strike out violently. Strike even ..recklessly." -The strategians, upon whose decision the fate of the world rests, arc inclined to be;, cautious. They do not want to launch the decisive counter-offensive until the United Nations are equipped down to the last rifle bulet. : Perhaps the experts are right, Nev- .^ertheles's, there are major arguments strongly in favor of the more daring ;course. :'•'.' If, : as in the World War, we possessed France and Belgium and Italy and Russia as bridgeheads for our An- 'glo-American invasion forces, we could .better afford to delay. But France and Belgium arc occu- ;pied,;Italy is an axis partner. Only -Russia remains, on the continent, to keep the Nazis occupier} and provide •us with a welcoming landing place. " * * . * - ; If we delay until Russia may be beat- 'en, there will be no spot on the conti- si : nent where \ve can plant our feet without first to push the well-trained, well- equipped Reich veterans back from the coast. '•'• Withholding no'smallest iota of the credit due the Russians for their amazingly courageous and capable defense, and the winter's, counter-offcn- ; sive, we; cah still 'be realists." Our ex- iperts are. Their hope : that Stalin's .forces can withstand Hitler's Spring * drive is very small. V So we arrive inevitably at the conclusion that we are backed into a corner by the horns of a dilemma. < v .'Either L we must strike before we ^ arfe, c tHt>youghly prepared, or we shall ; face almost insurmountable obstacles later. * * * The 'decision must rest upon whether the best-informed strategians con- : elude that our striking power—and our - ability to transport that strength to where it is needed—can be expanded by further delay more than Hitler's defensive resources will be increased in the meanwhile. Lord Beaverbrook, who might be expected to have accurate information, says: ''How admirably Britain is now iequipped in weapons of war for direct- ing such an attack on Germany, I well : know." In all probability the United States ; today can equip as many well-trainee! troops as there will be shipping to . carry to Europe for a long time to : come. ; If we intend to take the war to Ger- many, \ve ; mustn't wait too long. We can't win by slapping the axis' wrist. Set Silver free Nothing but the pettiest selfishness can stand in the way of Secretary Mor- genthau's proposal that all newly-mined silver be made available to industry at world prices. The Treasury now has more than three billion ounces of the metal in cold storage, and is obligated to take all offerings at the artificial price of 71.11 cents an ounce. The world price is only 35 cents. The Treasury is not permitted to sell for less than $1.20 an ounce. We are s-'hort of copper, tin, antimony and other war metals which silver can replace acceptably. Decision to free 40,000 tons of silver to replace copper in electrical bus bars is a wise step toward ultimately making available enough silver to replace 75,000 tons of copper for direct war purposes. Remember Corregidor After more than 250 Japanese air raids,.Old Glory still flies over Corregidor, and the little brown men are deprived of the use of Manila harbor against us. Some of the drama went out of the Philippine epic when Bataan fell. But over there, on an island rock, Americans still defy the Japs to do their worst. While we remember Pearl Harbor and Bataan, let's not forget the heroes of Corregidor. fFopien Are Good Before the end of next year, say the experts, we shall see four million women working in war production. That is six times the present number. A lot of employers are going to have to waive their prejudices against women in factories. Pioneers have been pleasantly surprised. In many operations, they have found women superior to men, where skill and attentiveness are more important than what New Englanders call "main strength and stupidness." But many-states must loosen up on regulations a bit, for the duration of the war, if women are to replace men called to the armed services or needed in heavier work. • SO THEY SAY War —Dr. ilarfc !i!OTi2.ircs are bad on y of Yale University. morale. This eler.ttan was z command for the opening of a second froar. a.nd victory this year.—W. J. Brown, independent victor over government- backed candidate for British Parliament. * » * Air-minded people in thn future will sec no necessity for living on a 50-foot lot when they. can fly their plane to the end of a transportation line, park the piane and come into town by train or bus.—Carlton Schultz, Cleveland real estate official. Inflation would result in ;i defeat on the home front that could not fail to be reflected upon the battlefields abroad.—Price Administrator Leon Henderson. The Japanese ruling class hn.s been trained in militarism, and what, that class does is cncer- ly emulated by the entire Nation.—Dr. llu Shih, Chinese ambassador to Washington. SIDE.GLANCES- COPR.-1942 BY NEA SERVICE, INC." S-f "Tlinl new kid across the street was bragging about how lough his i'alhcr was, but he certainly shut up when I told Imn you used lo be a wild man in ibe'.circus'l" "Well, Mr. Bones-What's the Answer?" THIS CURIOUS WORLD TOES (3BTTING ... AND OUR CCTTie BEING ALMOST USELESS> COUNT HICAIRE de CHARDONNET WAS INSPIRED'TO MAKE CELLULOSE FRO/A WATCHING? conversations around Movietown, jand this involves the pride and ! jealousy which previously have been manifested by competitive spending. Im. Goldie Glider wanted to prove that she was a bigger star than Sandra Silver, she bought an emerald bracelet twice as wide as Sandra's. Miss Silver in turn, bolstered her own sense of importance oy turning her swimming pool into a lily pond and building another twice as large as any other in Hollywood. FEW RESERVES That's all over now, unless they dip into savings. 'And you'd be amazed by how few people in Chicago's Football T Men Are In Demand exclaimed. "Now I can kick out )aid off in bacon or wampum, those stiff-necked servants that the wife has been making me keep. And I can close the house, which I never liked anyway. We're going back to the little place we bought right after we first came to Hollywood." A director said: "It's good news for me. I'm for anything that can force my relatives to go to work!" MIGHT SIT DOWN Main thing that's worrying the studios is whether the new ceiling nn incomes will cause many players to make fewer pictures. Un- jdoubtcdly it would if actors and [actresses were nob afraid of losing Hollywood have any cash reserves, j their popularity by not being seen The big shots all have business | frequently on the screen. Those who managers, real estate investments, and untouchable annuities. Many of them borrowed money to pay ;heir income taxes this year. So ;here'll be no more of living up to Dositions of prominence. The star who earns $350,000 this year will players who now consider themselves overworked can afford to turn down all the roles they don't like. :,»{ A studio's only recourse during a sit-down strike is to place the offender on suspension for the no better off than the fading (duration of the production, in who receives $50,000; when their taxes are paid they'll both have $25,000 for spending money. Many big homes have .staffs of servants whose wages add up to more than $25,000. Some of these will be closed; others will have whole wings shut off. One high- salaried producer is said to have which he refused to appear. And one picture a year would provide more than the amount of money the government will allow him to keep. In general, though, picture making is expected to go along pretty much as at present. Stars still like to be stars, whether they're WORCESTER — Chicago Bear quarterbacks, key men in the intricate T formation, are in demand during the off-season. Sid Luckman is helping Holy ross, his pick of five offers. Understudy Bob Snyder is at Creighton. Man undergoes more danger and labor to secure fish than any other of all his foodstuffs. SPRAY PAINTING E. Phone 2272 Blytheville Expert Tractor Tire Vulcanizing Materials Limited! Blytheville Tire Co. Uichway fil North Phone 22U1 ANSWER: A person in the sixties. NEXT: Can you see a vilamin? * HARRISON IN HOLLYWOOD BY PAUL HARRISON NEA Service Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD.—"If the country needs the dough, it can have it. All of us have lived on a lot less than S25.0U) a year.and it won't hurt us to do it again." That's Hollywood talking. And in most casc.s, that's the "way stars and executives actually are thinking about the move' to restrict incomes through taxation to a c-Irnr not of S25.CGO. As .soon as the news was out. members of the press began telephoning screen celebrities for st:itc- ments. Naturally, they all rcnrtnd very gallantly, n.s with Ann Sheridan's "I regret that I have but- one salary to give lo my country." A few tight-fished individuals did a little grumbling, but they attributed that the first shock of the news and admitted they coulr readjust their Jives without too much trouble. By now, though, a new complaint is being voiced in private SERIAL STORY FRANTIC WEEKEND BY EDMUND"FANCOTT COPYRIGHT. 1942. NEA SERVICE. INC. Save for Victory Have your shoes, tarpaulins and bean sacks repaired at the TRU-BLUE SHOP, SHOL' 316 E. Main St. We buv and trade shoes. OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople "" ~ ' "' ~~^ - • ' - - ' I'LL JUST HAVE TO QUIT COMIKie OVER. HERE— HE NEVER TEACHES MV CHILDREN ANVTH1MG ELEVATING/ LOOK AT THE DEAD JAPS FOR OME SOLDIER... AMP HE'S MAWWCb MORE, PILES OF THEM/ 'AT'S WHUT£ \ POPLER NOW/ \ THIS AIN'T NO ] TIME PER VASES BOWLS OF FRUIT— YOU GOTTA BE TIMELY.' AN*, BOY, THIS \G VE-RY ELE- \vATiN6 RIGHT NOW/ V/HY MOTHERS GET X DONV BL/XNVE. VODjMlSTAW fWAJOR>FOR 'BOOT MR6.UOOPLE! TOPAZ. I FRITTER A\\JAY WE'LL JUST OPEM TW\<=> W5TER10US PARCEL. H IN TUB G/\RAGB ; A\VAV FROM 8AB6L\NiG BOARDERS NOT UNDERSTAND MV G&NMMG PACING AM UNv<Nlo\MN EGAD/T14\6 COULD TU\NG P&CN; A TO A MONKEY PL/XV WALTZ. \\JIF A TUNES J00 = SLEEPING BEAUTY CHAPTER XVI ^'/^kH!" shrilled Peggy as she saw Baldy, registering with Fay the intimation that she would have been less surprised to see the Nizam of Hyderabad on a purple elephant. "Bright girl," was Baldy's mental note, as Peggy had intended it should be. Fay camouflaged a slight frown as she saw Baldy. A nuisance, if she had to resume the whole argument with him all over again, and the concert party idea would best be promoted with the rest of the party for moral support and Baldy conscious of the limelight. She moved to go, but Baldy caught her hand and drew her down beside him. "Listen, honey, we got to talk this thing over. I'm getting out of here this afternoon, driving straight down to New York. We gotta get this thing clear. You needn't come. All you gotta do is sign a bit of paper and I'll get out and leave you. You can stay up here—stay up here a week if you like," he offered, magnanimously. "Then we'll get together and work out "Aw!" jerked Baldy. "Forget it, I'm getting out." "Ungrateful, that's what she is," said Peggy. "After all you've done for her." ''That's not all," said Baldy, glad of some sympathy. "I've tramped my feet to the ankles for that girl and talked my hair and teeth out to get her where she is . . '. or where she was. I've sat in. at parties till I was under the table getting the boys to give her the right stud in the press, lost a couple of hundred bucks at poker with Pinchell to get her in his column with the right slant—and what do I get for it?" "Ingratitude," said Peggy. "Ingratitude," echoed Baldy. Afe that opportune moment Marie came into the rockery, a cool cleft of flowers sunk in the hillside. She was carrying a tray with two tall glasses, one with a Collins and the other with lemonade. Ice tinkled invitingly. Baldy's eyes popped hopefully. "Is this what you wanted, Miss?" "Yes, thank you, Marie," said Peggy. She turned to Baldy. "I ordered this just to help you along with Fay, but since she is gone I might as well take the lemonade." "You've got brains," said Baldy learned from Myra, who had impressed upon her at various times that the only way to make a deep impression on a man is to listen to him attentively at the very times when you'd rather not. A handy trick for her bag of conspiracies, she decided. 11 the details." Fay was coolly silent and Peggy j grudgingly, looked around hopefully. Sure "I've got more than brains," enough, her brother came round into the rockery and his face lit up as he saw them sitting there. What co-operation! With a quick glance at his sister he caught her k wink and made his attack. "Hullo Fay, hullo Baldy." He caught Fay's hand and pulled her irom the scat. She came with great willingness. She saw her escape from Baldy made simple by compliance. "I've just been looking at the 'aerial map of this place and there should be a wonderful view from • a spot near here." "Good," said Fay. "I'd love a : walk. Coming Baldy?" "•You'll ruin your shoes if you ',do," said Michael. "And those pants." Peggy laid a restraining hand on •Baldy's sleeve as the other two Amoved off. "I did my best," she said. "I'll '.fix it again for you." said Peggy. "Hey," said Baldy to the retreating Marie. "Same again!" He turned to Peggy. "You gotta have brains to think of that." "I'm not like some people," said Peggy. "Always thinking of themselves and what suits them. I think a girl has to think of others." "You said it," grunted Baldy, taking a long drink and feeling better for it. "How long do you reckon it takes to get to Montreal from this place? 1 ' "An hour for a man like you, two for most," grinned Peggy. "But Marie will be back in a minute." * * * "IX/fARIE was. When she came back the third time Baldy was telling Peggy the whole story of his life. Peggy was listening as though she was hearing for the first time a story for which she had waited all her 'teens. She had Two in one day, thought Peggy, was quite good going. * * * ]\[IGEL woke up from his after- lunch nap and looked around for companionship for the afternoon, feeling sure he would find Fay where he had last seen her. He was disappointed. Only Ferdy's aunt was knitting on the deserted veranda. He looked around for Peggy but she was missing. No, Aunt Deborah didn't know where she had gone. He picked up an illustrated magazine, put it down again, picked up a book and tossed it aside. He felt the need of company. The morning on the island had been fun, and he frowned at thought of the afternoon stretching ahead in loneliness. Marie came to tidy the veranda. 'Have you seen. Miss Ransom, Marie?" he asked. "She went off with Mr. Mack, sir." "Have you seen Mr. Lorton?" "He went of! with the elder Miss Mack, sir." "Well, where is everyone?" "The younger Miss Mack is in. the rockery, sir/' When Nigel arrived there. Peggy was putting a handkerchief over the face of the sleeping Baldy to keep the flies oft him. She saw Nigel and put her fingers to her lips. "Sh!" she said. "Don't disturb him, his voice needs a rest." Then she took Nigel's arm. "Let's go exploring." Peggy congratulated herself as she and Nigel tip-toed from the rockery. She congratulated herself on a neat piece of organizing, but she realized that it was still too soon to monopolize Nigel. If only they could explore and find Fay and Michael. If Michael was ail his eyes promised underneath his reserve and if he had the initiative) that was a common possession of the rest of the Mack family, then there was a distinct chance that they would find him, with Fay in such close proximity that Nigel would be further discouraged. Baldy, with luck and protection, from the flies, would sleep until it was too late to think of returning to New York that day and meanwhile she would get some new ideas. As if she needed them! {To Be Continued) "'

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