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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.), COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, MAY 9, 1942 r THE BLYPHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. ^JH. W. HAINES, Publisher ., '• ,6AMUEL F. NORRIS, Editor . -WHTTEHEAD, Advertising 'Manager D«- r fible National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Wt, Atlanta, Memphis. _ • ^Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered" as second class matter at the post- «ffke at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of .'Congress, October 9, 1917. •Served by the United Press. SUBSCRIPTION RATES my carrier in the City of BlytheviUe^lSc per s ireefc, or 135c 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 •«ight, 410.00 per year payable in advance. Give Price Control a Chance Confusion and misunderstandings probably are inevitable, as' the new price -control regulations go into effect. There will be deliberate frauds, sly But these will be in the mi- Iffnority. The real trouble will arise from feionest if careless errors; from ignorance on the part of both merchants . and customers; from suspicion, intolerance, hdt-heacled ness. Most of the disputes will be started by customers who believe that they are being charged illegal prices. Nine "out of 10-of these—perhaps 90 out of :'.rj_*l'00—7can be avoided if buyers will remake certain of their facts. ;-;;; Actually the price control system is ^simple so far us the consuming public js concerned. •••.:'r '-• All-you need to remember is this: -for certain exempted com- the merchant is forbidden to v : charge miore for any article after May 18 than'the highest price for which he • sold/the; same thing during March. That.;.ought not to leave room for misunderstandings. But it will. There are a million and one possibilities. Many, merchants keep no real records. They price merchandise as it comes in, sell it, and a month later have no good idea of what they charged, for it. These men must now go over their stocks, determine for each item their 'highest March price, and mark their goods accordingly. ''•'-..... .» * * •.,..... There will be' innumerable instances " in. which items' now in stock differ . from those sold in March. The merchant must try to determine what things he sold in March are mast similar to those he-has infMav. and fix pric- * V ' " ' es accordingly. £ - "Jn so : httge" a task. It would seem improbable that ; honestf mistakes can be . avoided. ••Moreover, the buyer's memory may prove ficklcr Under our setup, each merchant has his own price ceiling for every article in stock. The. price charged next door has nothing to do with the matter. . If -we remember buying a certain brand of coffee for 27 cents, and the grocer asks us 31, we should be very certain that the lower price was not at some other store before we accuse him of violating price control rules. * * * Leon Henderson, who is not given to over-patience with violations, has emphasized the enormity of the task and the need for patience, understanding and co-operation. This does not mean we should permit chiseling. It means rather we should make sure we are right before we cause trouble. Let's give both the merchants and the Office of Price Control a fair chance to do as well as they can, with wages and farm products left to run wild. We Need Victories And so 'Corregidor is gone, and another glorious chapter has been added to the legend of the'Far East, where Wake Island and Bataan have demonstrated that the sons of democracy have no superiors, man for man, as lighters. The sad thing is that &\\ these epics of heroism 'had to be in lost causes. Our little expeditionary forces have fought to the bitter end against overwhelming odds. To us the glory, to the Japs the spoils. We can not continue thus indefinitely. Somehow, some day soon, we must find the way to get enough men and equipment to the battlefields to stop the little brown, men in their tracks, and send them back home. The Serbs Still Fight It is easy .to. understand why Hitler was so anxious last year to have Yugoslavia sell out to the axis. lie knew how easily his mechanized legions could overrun the little Balkan country. But probably he realized, also, that such a victory iwould" be,far from final. When, we win this war, we should do something .nice for the Serbs. Thanks! to them, the Nazi -attack on Russia was delayed so long that winter saved Moscow, and gave Britain and us time 1 -to help the Reds. Meanwhile General Mikhailovitch's little guerilla army is tying up close to half a million Italians, Hungarians, Bulgarians, Germans and Croats who, otherwise, would be available'for the invasion of Russia.' Screwlooseity Perhaps it was indirectly to answer rumors that ; Signor Mussolini's intellect has cracked, that Benito and Adolf got together in Salzburg. To agree with Hitler is no evidence of sanity. To stick one's hand into the lion's mouth even suggests what might be dubbed screwlooseity.. Lion • tamers "do so. And II Duce's legions 'beat 'up the Lion of Judah. But no sane clicta- .tor would regard that as sound precedent for trying to handle Hitler. We still think Benito is .nuts. •SO THEY SAY Those who insist that we conquer Hitler first seem hicapable of understanding that we are in a world war—Herbert V. Evatt, foreign minister of Australia. * * * Peace must not be a Pax Britannicn, t>r a Pax Germanica. but a pax humana.—Rabbi A. H. Silver of Cleveland. * * * If women buy in a black market they nre as guilty as those who sell scarce goods at an illegally high price.—Helen Gregory, Office of Price Administration official. * * * Hitler will be killed by his own generals, who will then say. "we are good boys. Make peace with us."—Emil Ludwig, German-born biographer. * * * Because of your age and broad knowledge of military affairs and understanding of the Army's problems, you will be of greater service in the halls of Congress than with the troops in the field.—Lieut. ^ Gen. Leslie J. McNair. turning down Rep. Hamilton Fish's application for active dutv. COPR. 1»42 BY NEA SERVICE. INC. T. M. REC.'U. S. PAT. OFF. "It'll be easy to win his father q'vcr to the idea of us get- ling married, but il's his mother that I've got to sell';" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William To Spite His Face iinl .K AN AUHRAtf AN ANT HANG BY ITS' FEET AND HOLD IN ITS' .JAWS A WEIGHT TO EQUAL, THIS", A ISO-POUND A/\AN WOULD HAVE TO HOLD AM TON WEIGHT IN HIS T&erv-* WHILE HANGINO BY HIS TOES. LAKE CHAMPLAIN LIES BETWEEN 'WHAT TWO X\ND WHAT T. M. REC. U. S..PAT. OFF. FOR. POUND, BUT THERE'S" NEITHER. AN "H," NOR A "Jft"lN ." THE WORD/ ANSWER: New York, Vermont, and Quebec. by production speed-up. "Our all-steel Steamer President jwill leave New Orleans May 11," he continued, "and from then on it will be on the go day and night during the long .season which will see her visit every important port on the Mississippi up to St. Paul, with a side trip up the Ohio as far as Evansville." The President will be the only traveling steamer in the Streckfus fleet this season, according to Capt. Streckfus, as -the Steamer Capitol is being held at New Orleans in response to popular demand for Summer excursion service at that city. For thus reason, the number of excursions offered at each stop will not be as many as in former years but the President is big enough to accomociate 3,000 people at a time. The Streckfus boats have always been noted for good music, and this year the management considers itself especially fortunate. An eleven- eice band headed by Johnny lack has been engaged. The Steamer President's schedule MIND YOUR MANNERS T. M, ftf*. V. •. 9AT. «Ff. Test pour knowledge of correct- social usage by answering the following questions, then checking against the authoritative answers below: 1. Now that everyone is trying to save tires, is it necessary to drive clear around a block in order to let someone off on the right side of the street? 2. If you visit overnight a person who has room for but one ill bring it to Caruthersville, lo. for its first visit of the season Tuesday, June 2 after an 'ex- ursion une 1. stop at Osceola Monday car in his garage, should you permit him to let his car sit out while you' put pours in the garage? 13. When a husband and wife are together in a car and one of them! has to get out to mail a letter, should it be the husband or What would you do if— A person writes you a wanting- information which cannot give him and he enc an addressed, stomped envt for a reply— (a) Answer his letter,' telling that you cannot give him information? (b) Don't bother to answer letter since you can't give hin information he requests? Answers 1. No. Not unless it is rait 2. No. 3. The husband, unless therlj no place to park an clhe ilj drive around the block while jjjl letter is being mailed. !l 4. Yes. M 5. No. The person who w take "No" for-an answer Ls usul a nuisance. $ Better "What Would You-if solution—(a). I wife '4. who runs the errand? If a man and woman are Read Courier News Want Ads. •walking in the rain and the woman has an. umbrella should the man carry it? 5. Is it good manners to insist on -a person's doing something he seems reluctant, to ...do, such as making a speech or being chairman of a committee? Five Sons for TJnclo Sara WORCESTER. Mass. fUP)-|| and Mrs. Stanislaus Witkowski,^, lives of Poland, are proud of five sons in the U. S. armed fo^j —Sgt. Edward. Corp. Frank, John and Seamen Henry and ley. "Iodine State" is one of 'nicknames for South Carolina. SERIAL STORY FRANTIC WEEKEND BY EDMUND FANCOTT COPYRIGHT. NEA SERVICE, INC4 VEXT: The marvelous coat of callorhinus alascanus. War Will Not Stop River Excursions: Steamer President To Begin Season ST. LOUIS.—For more than 40 years the deep-toned whistles of the Streckfus excursion steamers have boomed over the Mississippi and Ohio rivers, heralding the coming of a gay evening of dancing and pleasure to delighted fun- seekers in nearly every city and town along 3.000 miles of inland waterways. "Will they come again this year?' was the question put to Capt. Jos Streckfus. general manager of the line founded by his father way back in the racing packet days and now the only passenger carrier operating from New Orleans to St. Paul. •'Yes. indeed,' was his answer. "Our excursions have become a Summer feature in the river cities, and this • year when thousands are 'working in war industries we feel we would be remiss if we did not continue this clean, wholesome form of recreation enjoyed and approved by so many." In announcing plans for the season, attention was called to President Roosevelt's recent suggestion that "baseball, motion picture and outdoor activities con- ' tinue as usual" during the war as a means of aiding home front morale. Captain Streckfus expressed the opinion war workers especially will find moonlight excursions an ideal means of recreation and relaxation from the nervous tension induced OUT OUR WAY GOSH, AlKi'T SHE A GORGEOUS TH\M<3? THEKA APPEAUM' EYES—THAT /VEET'VOICE...IMD VOU iEAR HOW SHESA\D THAMK YOU*—J-DST LIKE! SOFT, TIMKUY BELU WAIT A MINUTE. T\U- I <3\T OUTA HERE.— YOU GO BACK. GVv/BHER By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople UNCLE AN'\O6, VOL) ASV^HD N\£ TO FIND AN OLD CAM TO ( THE ROBOT'S MV LfXO ; THIS EPISODE AM ESS/XV OM TH& VALUES OFT MLDDEM |M JUNK PIUES/^TUINK OF- MOUSING N\S ROBOT'5 IM A DISCARDED LARD THIS BUCKET OK/W . FOUND \T IN GO\^G BUILD THE ROBOT \M1TI4 A MIND LIKE VOURS, UNO-H THE GARIXGE: OW 00 MOD TWO CAREERS • CHAPTER XX simplest happenstance, the commonest occurrence, can change the course of one person's desires and delineate his dreams. That happened to Nigel. That glimpse of Peggy in the half-light of the room, her bright face alive with animation, her slimness accentuated by the bulk of the chair in which she sat, long legs dangling over the arm, was a revelation to him. In that one moment .Nigel realized that Fay's fascination for him had been an intense young man's natural reaction to flawless beauty, but that he didn't want a girl like Fay. Not really. He didn't want someone already grown up, someone who had been everywhere, had everything, whose beauty was fundamentally serene and quiet. He wanted—yes, he was sure of it—someone like Peggy, a half- child, half-gamin creature who was wide-eyed and excited about living and who couldn't believe that it held everything for her. He wanted a stimulant, and wasn't she? In flashback he saw her again as she was that morning on the island, and remembered how completely easy he had been with her. how casually they had talked, how natural and frank she was. He looked at her dark hair framing her face, studied the expectant intensity of her green eyes, and contrasted this mood with the gay and sunny one of the morning. "I'm in love," thought Nigel. It was with surprise and some relief that he realized that his restlessness of the afternoon and evening had been because he wanted Peggy with him. every moment, and she hadn't been. What a fool he'd been not to know his 'own mind until it opened for him with this glimpse of her in the moonlit room! c- The noise of his footsteps wakened Peggy from her dreaming. "Nigel!" she cried, eager to tell someone how thrilling her dreams had been. Then she restrained herself, but the excitement in her voice had been mistaken by Nigel lor pleasure at seeing him. "I've got an idea," he said. "Let's slip away from the others and go down for a moonlight swim." She jumped off the arm of her chair. It was just what she needed to work off some of her excitement. "Yes, let's," she laughed. At that moment Baldy came back into the room lighting a fresh cigar, and with an indefinable air of having arranged the affairs of the world.. He couldn't live without managing somebody or something, finding himself much better at arranging other people's lives .than his own. He had also found it more ^profitable in the long run. Baldy saw the two standing near the window and crossed to "them swaggering with assurance. "It's all O. K. honey. Benny'll give you a break. Chorus line first, and then a tryout. Twenty- five per on my say-so and start in Monday week." Peggy pushed Nigel ahead of her lest he hear too much. "See you in the morning, Baldy," she said "And thank you. You're wonderful." "O.K." said Baldy, "and don't forget .Fay." * * •» T^HE night was warm. Nigel and Peggy lay on the wooden wharf under the moon. The watei below was still and with a glasslike surface. Peggy lay on her back looking up into Nigel's eyes. He wa stretched the opposite way, hi head over Peggy's looking dowi at her. He was resting on his elbows, his hands were free to plaj with Peggy's hair. Nigel had just told her that he was in love with her and he had not found it hard to say. He waited hopefully for an answer. Peggy studied his face. Brown eyes, nice eyes, trie nicest eyes she had seen. Everything happens at once, she thought.' It was too bad for Nigel but she had made up her mind to go on the stage. She felt a -satisfying sense of power. She could afford to be Lady Bountiful. A glimmer of a smile crossed her face and her hands took his head between them and drew it down to her lips. It was a gesture that she imagine would have looked well on the screen and in her minx-like way she was playing a part. But the first touch of her cool lips on. his broke his restraint, and in a swift rush of emotion his hands crushed her lips to his. Peggy struggled, thrusting him way. She sat up quickly, 1 elf-confidence badly shaken. lood was racing through } iulses and there was a start ook in her eyes as she faced Ni omething had flowed through ; ike liquid fire, and her bre came short with a quick rise a all of her bosom. "Let's swim," Peggy said s denly, and she plunged from wharf into the cool water warn furiously, as if to wash fn ler mind the memory of that k and the strange power it had ov ter. She didn't want to fall love and that kiss had told she was dangerously near it. Nigel lifted her out as she ca tcr the wharf easily outd tanced by his strong stroke. S pulled her hands free of his soon as she was out, as if to p herself free of his influence. "Tell me," said Nigel, tryin be casual, "what was old pol top talking about up there?" Impulsively, as if the revelatic would destroy his new influenf over her, she turned to Nigel. "I've got my chance. I'm goii to-New York." A COMMITTEE of four met J -*- the rockery the next momin| Nigel presided with a gloomy c: pression on his face. The d; promised to be of the same ud broken sunshine as the previoi) one, but without the same ha mony that had settled on the houj party the day before. It had bee obvious at breakfast, although one had been quite able to undej stand why. Ferdy had gone his way as usur If his guests would allow him paint at leisure he would allol them to solve their own troubU in their own way." Which th< were doing. Nigel and Michael faced Fs and Myra and there was not smile among them. In the house somewhere behinl them Baldy was putting Pegs through what he called a routing Peggy was co-operating cnthusia' tically. Baldy was glad to havl something to do to fill the vacuur between his attacks on resolution. <( "I don't like it," said : "Here this squirt drops on us ur invited and makes a plague himself. Now he caps it by per suading a young girl to go dowj to New York with him." Myra shook her head. "Therel only one thing wrong with tho argument. I know Peggy, and i| I'm not mistaken there is more tl it than a gleam in her eye." Fay spoke: "This is the first have heard of it. What is Baldj doing, what has he done?" (Te Be Continued)

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