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Blytheville, Arkansas
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r*AGE TOXJR BLYT1IEVILLE (ARK.), COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, MAY 15, 1942 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. RAINES, Publisher SAMUEL P. NORRIS, Editor Wm. R. WHTTEHEAD, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. _ Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press. SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the City ol Blytheville. 15c pci week, or 65c per month. By mail, -wiihiii n radm* n; 50 miles. $3.00 per"y«ar. *i 50 foi six months. 75c for three months; b> nwil in pasta! XDTCS two to six inclusive. J.K.50 per year, in zones seven and '.eight. SlO.uO per year payable in advance. Dcwcy Again? Recent mancuvcrings indicate a pos- -sibilily that President. KooseveRY. home state may clod a Repulbican governor next November for the iirst time in two decades. Governor, Lehman lias taken himself out cf the picture with a declination as final as any in politics since William Tecumseh Sherman in 1884 declined a potential Republican nomination for 'President in \vords popularly quoted: "If nominated I will not accept; If elected I will not serve." • Thus, probably deliberately. Mr. Lehman has thrown the door \vide open for ambitious New York Democrats to seek the party's nomination. And in the opinion of political veterans, be has . conceded defeat in his attempt to make . his lieutenant-governor, Charles I'oletli, . his successor. '. . * * * Under such circumstances few doubt that Attorney Genera! John .). Ben; iiett, Jr., has an inside track from - which it will be hard for anybody to : run him out. Bennett sliil po-'scs^es the qualifications for which he war. se* lected originally: he is a New York ; City Catholic World War veteran with • a "Protestant-sounding name. ; "'."But Bennett, with a!! his strength in *,his party, is not considered by students •' of politics to approach Governor Lch- : man i:: popular appeal. And Lehman ; managed to beat Thomas E. Dcwcy four years ago by less than 65,000 •- votes cut of more than 4,700,000 cast. • '/Governor Lehman won only because ; he was the darling of the- American - Labor party. The taborites.. gave him '. "six times as many votes as -his margin over Dewey. Witheut that party's for• mal nomination and whole-hearted sup• ; port, he would have been beaten. : .On the other hand, it appears to be - taken for granted that Mr:; Dewey is - going to be the Republican; candidate. Already the campaign in his interest has been opened by powerful parly leaders. If .the gubernatorial race proves to be between Tom Dewey and Jack Bennett, there are a lot of canny ar.alysist who feel'that Dewey will win. * * » This possibility, and the logic behind it, is of national interest for two reasons. First., because such a Democratic defeat in New York should not be interpreted as a .repudiation of President Roosevelt's war policies. The conflict will be one of personalities and of relatively local issues. Second, because a Dewey victory unquestionably would set the stage for an attempt on his part to obtain the Republican presidential nomination j n 1^44. If he loses the governorship, his political star will drop fas!.. If he wins. the Democratic national command can guess what sort of opposition it will face two years from Another Shortage is a um- ci- ipon Donald Nelson lias called attention to one shortage which most of us had not realized—which, in fact, we had been told we need not fear. Thai critical scarcity of construction ber. Notwithstanding the stoppage o vilian building, and the limtatiun war housing which has been imposed by shortages in other materials, we still are in urgent need of more soft wood lumber than our loggers and mills have been producing. The moral would seem to be I hat we can't, lake anything for granted in total war. We must give from every pore. So////// of Upon reconsideration, il. develops that the. American heart, is not the impotent, erratic organ we had been led to believe. The draft system has discovered that a lot of young men rejected for cardiac di.sordcrs merely were nervous and excited. (Jut of the first two millions examined, a hundred thousand—one out of 20—were rejected for cardiovascular deficiencies or, if you please, bad hearts. Analysis shows that only one out of three had any real pathological cardiac flaw. With the rest, the heart merely wasn't acting quite as the doctors thought it should. Often re-examination under different circumstances showed thai; there was no real trouble. Maybe we're not so soft as Hitler thinks. On second thought, we know we aren't. Remember Bataan? lie- member C'orregidor? 'Remember the Coral Sea? 7/wf? !o Hoard Coal can and The old-fashioned householder, who continued to shovel coal and sift ashes, now can crow lustily over those softies who shifted to oil to get out of work. Oil burners over a large area face the probability of severe rationing next winter. There isn't a thing they do about it except curse Hitler Hirohito. The man who burns coal is the man who can smile when everything seems out of whack. All he has to do is fill his bins—now. He, alone of the 130 millions in this country, is privileged to hoard something. He is urged to heard coal. • SO THEY SAY Farmers of the nation arc detenuined that they shall never be charged with furnishing too little, too late."—M. D. Newsom, muster ol Indiana State Grange. * * * When ihc war is ovrr. and the 10 or 12 million men ccme back, let's have a country to hand over to thorn that is worthy of the .sacri- ficcr. they have made.—Senator Miilard E. Tycl- ings of Maryland. * * * We can't builci .ships as fast as \ve can lo:-e them because a ship can be sunk in live minutes and it, takes at least. 30 day:; to build one. —Admiral Howard L. VickiTy of U. S. Maritime Conmus.'ncn.' * * * He of ^ood cheer. < r be it. bad rhrrr it will make no dilierrnce to us. We shall drive f;n to the end and do our duty, win or die. —Prime Minister Wir.sion Churchill. SIDE GLANCES COPR. 19*: CY MEA SERVICE. INC. T. M. KEG. U. 5. PAT. OfF SERIAL'STORY CARIBBEAN CRISIS BY EATON K. GOLDTHWA1TE COPYRIGHT. NEA SERVICE. INC "You're nol fooling anyone with that big cigar and pair of built-up shoes—we'll .^et in touch with you live years from now if we need you." THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson WAR. NO. X OF JUST ABOUT ACROSS . ... OF AND HARAV OVE ABOARD OTHER. T 15 UPHILL WORK, SOAAE- TIA\£SV TRYINKb TO LIVE. ON THE LBVEL,^ / /\A1S£T M- R- DICKSON!, / ST. MArr/S, ONTARIO, CRATERS ON THE A\OONJ HAVE WALLS THAT RISE AS HIGH AS TWO NEXT: Is a meteorite llic same as a meteor? « HARRISON IN HOLLYWOOD r.V PAUL HARRISON j ing at Universal. '-Currently Miss NF.A Service Staff Correspondent Barrymorc is appearing in her 12- HCLLYWCOD-Thn picture op«ns- vcal '-° icl disguise of short skirt, with Diana' Birmnorc on ;hp- m iddy blouse, pigtails and an instate playin- an 82\venr-oid Qur ; >n i £™ueus expi'cssiun. It would give Victoria. 'Presently, as a gal of i vou Quite a start to see her stroll- 21, shr'.s stfen" visiting her wealthy, ! in S n round the set with a claret widowed mother (Kay Francis »»» °™ nancl nnd ' l yo-yo top in other. who tnn hns misrepresented her o\vn j a~r 1o further her romance with i '~ * John Boles ! GRKEX-KVED M.lsv Enrrymoro iruisriiienides us Cles Cr.ssini visi'oc! ihr "Thnnd- a brat of 12 so that Boies '.von't. j crbircls' set just In time to find her mothr-r's a^r. M?;in\vhi!r> his wife. Gene Tierney. :ind John she nMir;;rs<?x for n ro'.e as a icnr;h ; Sutton be<;inninr; a .sizzling love scene. The set \vas :>. Red Cross station, and the principals were a volunteer nurse and a limping R. A. F. pilot. Afterward. Sutton THI'S STORY: Dili 'l':ilco<(, IirsiiK-ti iiiimuKer for an AmorJom Hu-inir.-il llriu oi) :t Mmi/ll Dutch island in lh«- t'.'irihboiiM, U about to return lioiue :;n<l enter the Army. Hi* MHH-cxsor, IlalKt-y. ar- r!v<-s \vllli :ui :iutiitor, a K<r:niKiT n:nm*d MttrOiMVcIi, :mil June I'nl- IT>.I>]I. cons! ii of liill'f. oidlotif rnomm.'i <c. Ax soon si.s Ihoy :ii-<- LiiHlrii tin* iiuditor KOCS (o \vork. iict'irsi'K Hi) I of hciii|£ Jfl5S,OCO bhort in Jtix >«!C<>un(N. * * * ON A SPOT CHAPTER II "RILL TALCOTT'S hand was out for a chair, his foot poised for a step. Thus he remained as if frozen, staring n't the man behind the desk. "What's that?" he gasped. The auditor oughcd. "Under the system established by my firm you are required to procure duplicate vouchers signed by the authorized agents of the various vessels with whom you ship nitrates. The total of vouchers signed during the past year is short by that amount from your company ledger. In other words, $15B : 000 worth of business is unaccounted for." Bill Talcott's reflexes automatically completed the task of capturing a chair and occupying it. Nitrate dust, smelly, all-pervading, eddied as he flopped down. "You say I'm short?" he gasped again. "But that's impossible! All my vouchers are cataloged, in numerical order. They're in regular form, consecutively numbered!" Struthers- leaned forward, pushing the pile stack aside. In his manner was the supercilious coa- tempt of the brainy man for the brawny one. "They're NOT all here." he said flatly. Dazedly ( Talcott * accepted the voucnen;. rcarcncd, discovered a in the numbers; another and another. Big shipments, all of I hem. Mb amazement deepened to anger. Hotly he said, "I don't understand tliis. I went over the whole business as soon as I received Winters' cable that lie was sending Halscy. We keep a monthly inventory. The vouchers were positively here no longer than a week ago." Slruthcrs lifted his shoulders. "Sorry. Mr. Winters' secretary particularly instructed me to check your vouchers. She said they hadn't received all the duplicates. Needless to say, I'm shocked." Winters' secretary— The Old Man changed them as frequently as he changed shirts, which, gave him the reputation of being the to 1:3hI-.-1 boss on the Street. Was this the trick of a new girl, trying to make a • berth for herself by putting a plant manager on a-distant , island in a hell-' of a jam? That wouldn't answer why the vouchers were missing from this office; it was fishy, thin, too impossible to be taken seriously. Yc it was here. Cold sweat broke ou along Talcott's spine. "New York never called me about any missing vouchers," he said angrily. "Is this a frameup of the Old Man's to keep me on in this stinking hole? I've done my work, six years of it. Three years beyond my contract, twice as long as my best predecessor. If Win'crs thinks he can force me to stay here, he's crazy!" Angry lights darkened Struth- crr.' cyrj. "Arc you insinuating thr.t I would sto'op to accusing you of. theft just to satisfy a client? Let me tell you, Talcott, I'm a bonded accountant and my firm has been established for more than 50 years. I'm happy to say that inis sort of thing doesn't happen to us very often, but when it docs we know how to proceed. Now, tiicrc is an error I'll be very hr.ppy to sec the other vouchers ir. the meantime you need have no 'fears about remaining bore "LV.dcr the circumstances," lie ,...- June Paterson whirled, and flushing hotly cried, "Being my chaperon doesn't include the right of possession. I'll go where I like I" Ntriclrnt.-voicrd Sadie Thompson. Whon Robert Cummings finally follow; her to New York, with jm:Un;imnial int-nf. he finds lur pbying a iO-ycar-oUl Joan of Air. All this is railed "Love and Iv.ssrs. Caroline," and i.s happen- coughcd significantly, "it would be out of the question.' 1 * * * r PALCOTT choked back angry A words and in baffled rage strode from the office. Avoiding his hoiiiie he headed for the worn tone pier wnerc, snort nours ago, ] falsey and the auditor had landed. T!«r new man's arrival should avc meant happiness for Bill Tal- ott; release after six deadly years. Economic affairs had been none oo good when he and Lowell jyrd received their degrees; tak- ng up their commissions in the irmy had been a logical step. Another hitch had followed for jotli of them, and at the end Federal Chemical had made flattering offers. Lowell Byrd, a captain •icw, had decided that the army was his career; Talcott, with a nother to support, accepted the bait of more money. When viewed from Federal Chemical's plush sanctum in New York, prospects of life in the tropics had been thrilling. Bill Talcott had planned to send for his mother as soon as he was settled; he hadn't seen, until the moment of his arrival, how he was trapped: Months of patient, questioning letters passed to years until finally Lowell Byrd wrote of Mother Talcott's death. So he stayed on at Plant Number Six. Something of Talcott's first crumbling hopes had shown in rlalsey's eyes the moment the new nan stepped from the mailboat. Was Halscy, realizing that Win- ers' flowery rhetoric didn't cor- ••espond to the facts, attempting a rotten trick to save himself? Bill Talcott had done a good job; had spent a sixth of his life on a blistering, rain-swept, windswept chunk of rock. Only his daily swims in the shark-infested wa'icrs of Ancgada Passage had kept him from utter madness. Was it to end in disgrace and possible prison? The brassy sun was low over the jade green on the Caribbean when Bill Talcott reached a dcci- rion. Until Halsey, Struthers and the mysterious MacDowcll had arrived, his affairs had been in perfect order. One or all of them had dealt the first hand; now Tal- His eyes were thoughtful as he came up the path. With a start of memory he saw, ou the terrace, the lax figure of June Paterson. She too had arrived on the mailboat. Was she who claimed to be his best friend's cousin also .n tne game: As quickly as it had come he dismissed the suspicion and, avoiding the terrace, went down for a swim. * * * TJINNER was a complete farce. •^ Despite excellent drinks and marvelous viands conjured up by Black Sam, conversation was unbearable. Halscy was reluctant and hostile; Struthcrs gloomily silent. The muslached MacDowell, too, was preoccupied and Talcott repeatedly felt his searching, cold- eyed scrutiny. At long last June Paterson became openiy rebellious. "I'm going for a walk," she announced. "Alone. I enjoy my conversation. I think I'm the brightest person I know. You gentlemen may continue your stupid game, whatever it is. Don't bother to wait up for colt, who knew poker himself, cards. something about would wait for . Halscy sprang to his feet and grinned ruefully. "Really, Miss Paterson, I'm dreadfully sorry. Been preoccupied, you know. New job and all that sort of thing. Can't I accompany you?" "I wouldn't think of tearing you away." Halsey captured her arm firmly. "I have been a terrible bore. I shall make it up to you. Please let me." Her sullen, long-lashed eyes swept Bill Talcott. "If you insist, come along then." Arm in arm they had reached ihc door when Bill Talcott said coldly, "Please don't go out/' Halsey turned in. surprise. "And why not?" "Because it's scarcely safe." "Rubbish! Do I look like a child?" Talcott straightened a little in his chair. "I must insist that you do not leave here at night unless I accompany you." June .Paterson whirled, and flushing hotly cried,' "Being my chaperon doesn't include the right of possession. I'll go where I like!" And pushing Halscy ahead of her she slammed out. (To Lie Continued) it was all right paid ns Ion- for it." a.s you " nnticed tin- visitor and asked a | iule breathlessly. "How was 1?" j "Okay." snicl Onssmi. "That is, OUT OUR WAY SURE VOL) K.IM/ THERE'S' WO RULE AG1M WAK1M' PEOPLE--HE'S JU^T A GOOD GUV, AM' VOU VOHAJ A GOOD C-UY IS--IT'S A <3LW WHO GIVES ALL VUf, TOBACCO AWA.Y, LO/VOS AV.L HIS "TOOL^. HFLP°> EVERYBODY. TuRiMS r _ " AM' FIKOA\ LY B IU "THE POOQ.- HOUSE --THAT'-^ A GOOD GUV ' *>> ^ !/ >OU ABSOLUTELY CAM'T ','/ BE HOMEST/THAT Gl W IS TOO HONEST TO SLEEP CM DUTY. BUT IS CROOKt-D ENOUGH ID BE LOOKOUT MAM FES1TH' SLEEPER'-VO \ \V- CA.M'T BE. HOMFPT AM' BE AM TO BQAk' RULES.' By J. K. Williams OUR BOAKUJNG HOUSE with Major Iloople / U&TE ! — -TUt ICEBOX THIS V I IT I PROP.PR\5N'\ \S M H>.<=> TUPCT '--EP\CORE/-*~Ut {_ ) LOO',4 C^ V N\ORN\lviG/-«~ M_LT POUND IN DECLARES VOUR -^. EAGUES |Ni / . \ > HER EVE I'D 5 CUPF- )/ HE PKCFESSCR.W yV-mwoF CELEBRATED c, 0 XOU ANiD VOUR / / CVAEF5 IN TnB O^CE- (BEST KEEPTU ROBOT CkM E^TERT^IM \ / 6/XN C/APIT/MS OP > PROFESSOR A problem in Trnpcrin! Japanr^r ctiqurt hr.ltcd action on "Across the Pacific." Wnrner's nev; .sjiy movie, nnd il never ha.s hren solved to everybody's .satisfaction. The rcene involved the cxil from a room of His Imperial Hicjh- ne r ;s Prince Inot:ye. The question •vvi's: Should other Japs in the room arise and bow the prinrr out. nv2rt their eyes ns lie left. or fol!o\v him to the door? Hutnphrev Bos^rt mncle this ]ioi">- ubir suRgcst.ion: "You cr.n avoid this trouble bv not lotting the prince loave t)ie room ;it all. Just h;n - e .^omrbody — mayi)P Bocnrt — : -;»sh hi and demolish him on the HUM6RN GUE-iTS WERE- EUROPE:.'-^ H H- /. E REST / •VIiDMGHT WORK I When it conr\s to nue ancir.^. Roon?} picture. "A Ynnlc al F(nn.' nasi!- wins 'he frin-filiecl ^ursins bottle One of thr fir;:l things a vis',tor s;:nt,s on that s^! is what anpearr to be a storkv irirl who stroll^ around puffin" on o cisar. It's a midrile-acrd m:i!e midurt doubling for a child in a fight scene. are strict regarding children in show buMnrss. and I'm told t.hat Cickie Monahan. who plays George Jessel as a boy irs the stsge show. "Hi^h Kickers." couldn't be on tour. Tlie youngster was replaced by a midpct two years oloer than Jes- l himself. Read Courier want ada. NOTICE OK FILING OF APPL1- Fifteen percent of the women who CATION FOR LIQUOR PERMIT apply for training for war industry Notic: i.s hereby given that the jobs are rejected, he rcporLs. merely undersigned hns filed with the Com- occnusc of their "wrong mental missicner of Revenues of the State attituclo." ol Arkansas an application for! permit to .sell and dispense vinous or spiritcus liquors for beverage at retail (or, wholesale) on tho premises described a.s North Main Street, Luxora. Application i.s for permit to tic issued for operation beginning on th: first day of July. 1942 and to expire on the 30th day of June, 1943. rs prescribed by Bulletin date- January 7. 1038 and Supplemental R.csulaticn No. 19 effective July in,' 1937. M 15-22 ELMER HALL Applicant. Freshest Slock Guaranteed Best Prices Kirby Drug Stores oinrn Ilrsrr.t 'F'nkins: Ordrrs O^ ANC5EI.F.5 ' UP>—\Vomen do discrrp- i not. like to tnkc orders in industry. \crovdirvi to Dr. Finn Jonassen. ncchanicnl rn^incRvinc professor at the Universi.-.v of Caiifornia. SPRAY PAINTING E. SHEPHERD Phnnc 2272 . Rlythevilk- \ronse Liver, woik or! he hiic to nri yourself of constipa- ton. i^as pains, and that sour >nnk feclins. Take one box of KTKHVS ACTIVE I.IVKR ril.I.S "Fine Imported and Domestic Liquors" Your Patronise Appreciated Russel! Marr's Liquor Store 10f> N. Next Broadway Door South Phone 2868 Post Office FITTED BY Doctors J. L. and J. C. GUARD OPTOMETRISTS BLYTHEVILLE SINCE 1822 iPTICBL STORE 209 W. Main St. Phone 2912

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