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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.), COURIER NEWS THURSDAY; MAY "7, "io"42 THE BLYTHEVILLK COURIER NEWS .JB» COPPER NEWS CO. - H.^W.''HAINES; Publisher SAMUEL P. NORRIS, Editor •Wm. R. WH1TBHEAD, Advertising ,MaDag«r ""*-',Sole-NitionAL Advertising Representatives: - v W*UaqeVWitmer.Cov New^ York,: Chicago, De- -troit,-Atlanta,-itenpbls. Entered as second class matter, at the post- ofiice..-at -_:Blytbeville,« Arkansas, under act • or i^ngress, October 9, 1917. -'Ser-ved by the .United Press. f SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in; the City of Blytheville, 15c pel- >•: week, or 65c per trionth. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 ;per year, $1.50 for six months, I75c '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. Let's Not Get Hysterical Being already-on record in favor of more hoop-la in this war, we suggest now tliat the United States take care to avoid hysteria. Hoop-la, for our purposes, is the expression-of \ a surge of patriotic emotion. Hysteria is intolerance, witch- baiting,-seeing spies and saboteurs under every bed, accusing everybody who disagrees with us • of being fifth- or sixth-coumnists. Fortunately, there hasn't been much evidence of-hysteria yet But already there are' hysterical attacks upon some individuals and organizations which— however mistaken—are sincere in their love for America. The monograph Divide and Conquer, put out by the Office of Facts and Figures, is a skeleton textbook on propaganda methods used by Hitler and Goebbels. .Divide and Conquer warns the Amreicah people of certain specilic approaches 1 .by-.which the axis is trying to; soften us up. Properly applied, the information in Divide and Conquer is invaluable. But any analysis of propaganda, it Jlfreads a boundary line so faintly mark- Itil that, the- hysterical should not ven- } upon it. ' :; '''".- ;: * * * The MacLeish monograph summar- .izes.15 lies, which, unquestionably, axis propaganda is trying to put across over • here. -Mostof. the. .points are.sound.-But some 'require-reservations. 'Ariel when these Blatter :-are msec! i.by ;one -man against -another, or -one organization against, another, we -may we'll wejgh carefully the: animus that -may : be, present.;--:' . :.•;., . .v- ' ; •"•For example, j Divide . and Conquer listsas. ; a. Hitler-propaganda-line the ;lie that'"the cost of ^ the war will .-bank- 1 rupt,the. nation." Does-this "mean that j everybody who. ventures, to. suggest =1 economy .is, a, Hi tier stooge ? We i hope j notj-for we-intend to .demand economy [] wherever it will not .hamper the war 'i effort/ . .,.....- .: r "Bolshevism will sweep over Europe," J;, Goebbels wants us to believe. Does this £ mean that we can, aiot criticize those Jj • Communists who.even now are streng- |j. thening' their ^positions in anticipation ti of post-war '.activities? We hope -not. |i| We're for full military collaboration if with anti-Hitler Russia, and for rigid I'-, control over Stalinist activities in this H country. ' • ' * * * "Our leaders are incompetent," .Hitler argues. Does this mean ,we should not criticize tho : se who are incompetent? -We hope not. Even our government can not claim 100 per cent perfection in its personnel. And finally, there is the German contention that "American democracy will be lost during the war." Inevitably we shall .have to surrender privileges we had come to regard as rights, We do that willingly, as • an evil infinitely preferable to the alternative of weakening the anti-axis effort. But—are we foreclosed from warning unnecessary attempts of egotistical individuals to.. grab for powers which are anti-democratic? We hope not. We shall fight such grabs to the limit. Let's be realistic. Let's be aggressive. Let's be suspicious of possible sixth columnists. -'But let's keep our heads. Let's not get hysterical. Presto, Change Manpower Mobilizer. McNutl/says we shall -need 10,500,000 more war workers plus 2,000,000 more recruits to the armed forces this year. In February, there were 4,000,000 unemployed in the United States. The problem is to get 12,500,000 for the war out of 4,000,000 available, without major overtime and without knocking the spots out of civilian production. Try and do it. Publication in this column of editorials from other newspapers does not necessarily mean endorsement but Ms an acknowledgment. of interest in the subjects discussed. Food for War This war will be won not by millets uml bombs and man power alone. Pood and sustaining supplies •for- the armed forces will play a vital part. The housewife, a.s she makes her daily purchases at the corner grocery and as she later prepares meals in her kitchen, will be helping shape the war's course. Uneconomical buying and waste of food after it is bought will seriously handicap the supplying of our Army and Navy and our shipments to our allies. In this connection, the first caution to all housewives is not to lay =in over-large stocks of food. Department of Agriculture statistics show that food supplies are such that no shortages need be feared. Milk and egg production, for example, is said to be at levels never before rached. The orange crop will be the largest; ever and that of all citrus fruits will come close to the record set last year. The corn supply is the largest in history and the wheat stores are enough to last'for two years. It is evident from this that any rush toward the hoarding of food will create a situation without any reasonable basis. The scarcity economy, which sought to control over-production, is a thing of the past. "War demands more and more agricultural products, and planting will go on an expanded basis in the Dearly growing regions at once. The farmer and the consumer at home no less than members -of our fighting forces are enlisted for the duration. —St. Louis Post-Dispatch. SO FTHEY SAY The governments of Latin America would not have the slightest difficulty in mobilizing a force of. 500,000 volunteers to fight with the United Nations.—Fernandez Artucio, Uruguayan pro- lessor. * * * There is now a degree of temperance among .Army personnel which Ls not approachable in civil communities.—Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson. * * • * We will not permit the war production program to--be sabotaged by a few landlords who have the mistaken notion they can somehow wiggle outside of the essential wartime pro- gran).—Price Administrator Leon Henderson. * * * America will not jeopardize its sons for the self-interest of anyone.—Chairman Paul V. Mc- Nui.t of War Manpower Commission! * * * The plain fact is that we still am not building ships at the rule wo must attain to win the \var.-Gov. Charles Edison of New Jersev. SIDE .GLANCES fcy GaJbrtfth .'l*42 BY NEA SERVICE. INC. T. M. REG. U. S. PAT. OFF. *Td hale to be in your shoes, speaking to Ilia I graduating class—-llicir parents all know you were expelled-from the \ eighth grade 1" ,^ "I've Noticed the Same Thing—This War" Is Different " gion. SOME WERE THERE THIS CURIOUS WORLD pany struction OVER THE STATE OF i ILLINOIS WOULD AMOUNT TO OVER •Nt~\v r lr^T'^^a^ v*Y\ •> WW&m vJsSwwHfosflfc ' x —rt WISCONSIN, AND BIG BEND IS SM/4£££X>. THAN WEST BEND/ T, M. REG. U. S. PAT. OFF. / ^-w &' I Of the Marines who are ns.si.st- [ing in the picture. 1C were on duty on Wake Island and were transferred back to the mainland, only a few days before the war's a wrecked pier and 1 bore in toward the' shore. Under a hail of fire, they jumped out in shallow/ water and began wading. "Fall down, some of you!" yelled Director John Farrow. But/not one fell until 'all had reached' the dry outbreak. And the contracting com- J sand, and then they began dying pany which was in charge of con- by dozens, Farrow and his assis- projects on the Pacific outpost has built the camp at. Salton Sea. Besides the tent houses raid other buildings, some of which were erected to be destroyed by bombing, a practical airport ha.s been built and will be turned over to the government after the filming. The day I wasn't good visited the location for much besides crouching in the lee of trucks or tents and trying to keep the sand out of our eyes. The action was confined .to a snallow beach emplacement where Robert Preston and tants had to stop'the*-shot?' and detail certain men to flop.' wounded, in the water,; while others were to.be stopped on the beach and only a few survivors would rush the machine gun. (While the chastened enemy withdraw for another-assault, explosive experts remined the beach with bombs which would simulate shell bursts. The delay would mean another day of life for Preston and Bendix, but they, didn't especially appreciate it. They had counted an dying gamely at their gun this .afternoon and later celebrat- William Bendix were man- in 5 with a ghostly little dinner ning a machine gun and waiting party across the:border at Mexicali to repel a Japanese landing- party. After some discussion of the ammunition situation andi reminiscences regarding a blond in San Francisco, they settled down to shooting. geles/' has- been reappointed to a third 16-year term on the board of regents of the university. Dickson- originally was appointed to the board by former Gov. Hiram Johnson. He Is a member of the Los Angeles water and power commission and is in the building and loan business in Los Angelss. Rend Courier News Want Ads. FEW FLOPPED A Couple of hundred Filipinos lad been hired, at $10.50 a clay, o play Japanese soldiers. Now, after a few false starts, two boats full of them rounded the end of Reajipoint UCLA Regent For Third 16-Year Term SACRAMENTO. Cal. (UP)—With 32 ye.irs service already to his credit. Edward A, Dickson of Los Angeles; known as "father of the University of California at Los An- Paitl for Late Model - AUTOMOBILES arid TRUCKS. ' 117 E. Main, at Blytheville/Motor Go., W. T. Barnett. SERIAL STORY BY EDMUND FANCOTT \MEKEND COPYRIGHT. 1942 NEA SERVICE. INC. HARRISON IN HOLLYWOOD YE WHO EVER NVENTED : SUCH A LITTLE HOLE 1N.A CANTEEN ? GETTIN 1 8ETTER--I GOT TWO DROPS AT TH' LAST PUMP WHEN MY ENLISTMENT COM)N' BACK OVER THIS HERPES ARE MADE—NOT BORVJ TIY PAUL HARRISON ! triumph beyound the establishment NEA Service Staff Correspondent ' of another bright chapter of the 'HOLLYWOOD.—The movies have | gallantry of American arms, frnally got around to a war picture I They're shooting the picture at in which the hero or the second ; Salton Sea. and a more realistic male lead is not a coward or a | and unpleasant location couldn't rat or a moral weakling whose \ have been found. This watery waste regeneration is accomplished in roughly 15 by 4 miles once was the eighth reel by a crisis in com- i spilled into California's southern bat. j desert from a Colorado river cleve- This epic novelty is Paramount's ; iopment and lies 224 feet below "Wake Island." and it comes so j ocean level. A sancl-br;irmg half- dose lo being documentary that, the jyale blows most of the time, and original story is being credited so! cameras have (o be elaborately the U. S. Marino Corps. The end-i shielded to keep lemrs from being ing comes in a welter of death [pitted. After a few (Jays of desert and nois? and th ' .scuttling advance j heal- and flying grit, actors and of more and nwp and still more!crew look as tou^h as the (>:) real Japanese. There is no climatic i Leathernecks stationed in the re- ByJ.il.'Williams OURBOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople >• •— ———-• .-.» ._... . . . \^\ rssSSsf ™ *"""' ' ' - - ** *• _ LOOK/TWIGGS/ I BOLJ&UT THIS 6MALL- SC&UE ROBOT AvT AM AUCTION!, WVTW -mOBE SPECIFICATIONS FOR 8 W LOING A GTEEL 6l£\NfT E^CTLV HIM. G\V. PEET METAL MONSTER DOING T_'LL CONSTRUCT II B1G OTTO 11 AT NEVER UE-T IT BE SA\D A UOOPLH GAME TOO LITTLE PROBABLV NOTHER RDER. COMING U TALENT SCOtJT CHAPTER XVIII ^ "PERDY, Peggy was pleased to note, had. decided to join Fay co-operating with whatever devious plan the younger girl had in mind. He filled Baldy's glass again while Peggy carried on the Baldy eulogy, embellishing his confidences of the afternoon. She described how Baldy had "wowed 7 em" in the days before burlesque had come to stay with his act that shared billing with a lady of unquestionable charm— one Blos'Som. "Wowed 'em," that is, until he made the mistake of marrying her. Her words tumbled out with feigned admiration and enthusiasm that mellowed Baldy until he beamed and struck the rest of the company, and especially Nigel, as high comedy. She had no regard for sequence, but her praise of Baldy, her mock saga of his sometimes savory but never colorless career, fell on receptive ears. Even Myra forgot her misgivings in admiration for this glib and entertaining youngster. "We could learn so much from Baldy/' Peggy rattled on. The rest, tumbling to the spirit of the thing, joined in, and soon Baldy basked in the position that flattered him most. As the center of the company he had heen frozen out of a few minutes before—and center of it thanks to Peggy—he was soon taking over the account of his personal history and adding glorious, if alcoholic, embellishments even Peggy hadn't dreamed of. she'd pull: his hair and it came off "Now for this concept party you want Then-he went on, I improvising a program as he -went;, playing half a dozen parts himself-and working in Peggy and Fay. He proved himself a comedian with a natural flair for-Improvisation, and he kept his small audience in a state of laughter and anticipation until he The upshot of it alt was that after dinner he was mellowed and anxious to demonstrate just where his own particular talents could lead them. Peggy egged him on and was promoted to the role of the lady Blossom for purposes of demonstration. Fay played the piano. "Say," said Baldy to Peggy after the first few Iryouts. "You can dance! Now try this one." He began to tap and Peggy followed him with a natural knack for picking up steps. Then he demonstrated how Blossom would make a mistake and how he would and how'they'd quarrel and how caught a glimpse of himself disheveled and dripping with perspiration. "Well, folks," he announced. "That's all. Next show at twelve midnight." Then he retired to change Into another new outfit—salmon pink slacks and sports shirt. * * * "T STILL, prefer to hear you sing Grieg," .said Nigel to Fay. "What about me?" asked Peggy. Myra interrupted. "You ought to be spanked and put to bed. But still you weren't so bad, even though I am your most dubious critic." Ferdy grinned. "You were wonderful, Peggy—guite professional. That is what you want to-hear, isn't it?" Peggy grinned back at him and nodded. When Baldy returned to the company it had split up to do various things. Fay and Michael and Nigel were out somewhere in the moonlight. Peggy met Baldy with a long cool drink ready to set at his elbow. "Say, you read my thoughts," said Baldy who felt at last he was really being appreciated. Peggy looked at him and shook her head. "You know, Baldy, you're all wrong." "What do you mean?" "You need a manager. You shouldn't be managing other people. You need one yourself." Baldy shook his head. "Don't wish that on me. I've been married and I know what it's like." "I don't mean that, Baldy. A man with a talent like yours shouldn't be looking after other people's talent. With the right the top with Hollywood running after you." Baldy shook his head. "So~Y would, honey, so I would, but he-' tween you and me, it's jealousy, professional jealousy that kept me down. Couldn't fight it. The bigger and better you are the harder they gun for you. Jealousy, that's what it was. Jealousy, the curse of the profession, though I'm too big for that kind of thing myself. Bigheart, that's what my friends used to call me. Baldy Bigheart, the guy that never refused a touch, and did they touch me! You can't be soft-hearted in show business. Look at me now, wasting my talents, all because I got a soft heart for Fay; look at me, I stand to lose a hundred and fifty a week on my cut if she quits. Am.I squealing? No, I'm helping her put on a show so's she can quit." Peggy went to fill his glass. She returned ready for the full impact on her act She sighed, green eyes gazing, full of admiration, into his. * * * <4 T' L L bet you could make something of anyone." Baldy purred. "That's me, honey. Let 'em keep their jealousy. Let em try to keep me out and I'll break in anyway. I'm creative, that's what I am. Do I care what I do? Do I want to put on an act, night after night, in a show that's going to run, with me in it, for three years? No, I say. I'm an artist I create talent. Give me a half-bnkcd clam that's got rhythm and in six months I'll show you some real class." ^ "I'll bet you could," said Peggy. "I'll bot you could have made something out of me even if I hadn't been going with Fay." Baldy leaned forward. "Say," honey. You can clnnce, you can sing—good! You can imitate the others—good! If I took you up. gave you a line of your own. I'd get you in small time in a week, in big time in a year." "I'll bet you could," murmured Peggy. "Too bad!" "It really is too' bad." mourned Baldy. "If it wasn't for me having my hands full with Fay, and hangin' onto my own gravy train, I could have you warblin* in the best clubs in ten months." He look another deep gulp of his drink'. "That's not what. I mean," prodded Peggy sweetly. Baldy was suspicious. "What's up? " "I was thinking it's too bad about Fay." (To Be Continued)

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