The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 15, 1942 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 15, 1942
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PACE EIGHT BLTTHEVILUC, (AllK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, MAY 15, 1942 EDSON IN WASHINGTON By PETER EDSON Courier News Washington Correspondent Washington legends are legion aivd a corollary to that cliche is that apochryphal stories, fairy tales, wartime rumors and asserted plain and fancy lies die harder in your nation's capital than anywhere else outside the gossip marts of Hollywood and cafe society. Give a good gkl a bad nam^ and any other mud slung in her direction will stick to enhance her ill repute, and all the press agentry and cosmetic whitewash in the world are required to restore even a semblance of the pre-smear purity. The same thing goes for men in public life. A correction never quite catches up with the original version, and two recent incidents in Washington have strikingly emphasized this maxim. 'The first concerns Jesse Jones, secretary of commerce. Six months ago he unquestionably was one of the two or three most important men in Washington. Then some of the Jones-made defense contiicts for aluminum and rubber 'arid other war spplies were criticized and the people within the administration who didn't like Jones built a lot of bonfires under the Jones Beat of power. books and this matter of issuing directives turns out to be nothing more than the power to work with the "Jones agencies and tell them to finance operations in places and situations they haven't been working before. As a matter of fact, the Board of Economic Warfare had to take a little setback when Secretary of State Cordell Hull returned from vacation and forced a showdown on the principle that if deals were to be made with foreign governments, the State Department would have to approve them and make them. Even then the full story didn't come out. BEW had to take the raj) for this chiseling in on State Department functions, but others were equally guilty. Among them, the Office of the Pe- iroleum Co-ordinator — the Hon. Harold L. Ickes—which had vast ambitions of running the world's oil supply and dreamed of sending out diplomatic missions of its own to do it. The slap BEW took in public really was delivered behind the scenes to Ickes. The second case of a Washington legend never quite with itself concerns catching up Lowell Mellett, director of the Office of Government Reports. Early in the When the President transferred ' defense effort, a slick paper mag- some of the federal mortgage ac- j azine printed a piece to the cf- tivities into the new National Hous- i feet that Mellett was to be chief ing Agency in an effort to centralize the woefully scattered and frightfully inefficient housing program, the anti-Jones clique set up a yell that Jones was repudiated. -/When the Jones title of Federal Loan Administrator was abolished and the agencies in that set-up were transferred to the Department of Commerce, the cry was raised that Jones was through. When a presidential order gave the Board of Economic Warfare the power to issue directives to these loan agencies, the shout arose that Jones was busted and the inference was that he should resign. ilE FOOLS 'EM Jesse is still doing business at the same old stands, only more of it. He still controls his check- HORIZONTAL 1,4 Pictured U. S. alien properly custodian. 10 Nee. 11 Boat paddle. 12 Scope. 14 Attitudinize. 15 Attempt. 16 Health resort. 17 Accomplish. 19 Part of "be." 20 Grief. 21 Sheriff's force. 22 Music note. 23 Iniquity. 24 Parent. 25 Prepares for publication. 28 Be sick. * 29 Suffix. 30 Half an em. 31 Any. 32 Every. 34 Before (prefix). 35 Heavenly body. 38 Exist. 39 Steady. 40 Louisiana (abbr.). Answer to Previous Puzzle L> L L U i> T A L K E P W $ 1 V A S ••& IN E E D v -$ r 1 1 %*< b M L R G b. D ;.•'••. k i L A I R b .£* Lj£ L G U b R L 1 N T $ P H E T E N L> S 1 L K f H W E i> /A I A 5 f N U M * P A N IIWI D. SOVCE b. N T ^ h r i £ T M & s N ft O N D $' A P \ 5 $ H 0 G O T T E R D O 6 W D O L L Y f A S W b '$':', %<i s c~ p 1 A r M 7"~ P A R A S O if.' D N lol CF OT TF E -? : &M K 1 ON TA $ '/•.' U D' 41 Loiter. 43 Marshal in Napoleon's army. 44 Pouch. 46 Edge. •47 Commission. 49 Conflict. 50 Sound made by chicks. 51 Back of neck. 52 Metal. 53 Chatty part of grain. 5'1 Bed clothes. 55 Stick. VERTICAL 1 Be defeated. 2 Before. 3 Upon. 4 Heart. 5 Beam of light. 42 Grasp. 18 Verbal. "" 20 Wisconsin (abbr.). 23 Pig pen. 24 Jumbled tyt>e 26 Sick. 27 He is in charge of property of aliens. 28 Insect. 30 Made a - * mistake. 31 Inquire. 32 Capable. .33 Obtain knowledge. 34 Fastened. 36 He is property custodian. 37 Sloping way. G Either. 7 Licks up. 8 Obliterate. 9 Biblical, pronoun. 10 Wearied. 13 Paid notice. 14 Peel. 44 Loud noise. 45 Measure of area. 46 Peruse. 48 Animal. 49 Be victorious .50 For. 52 Music note. 152000 pounds. 53 British 16 Therefore. (abbr.). Novels Lead Spring Volumes; Others Handle History and Art What with spring fever and war nerves, most readers need a mental a season of blood-thinning after heavy books. Two established writers and two newcomers have novels out which should meet the needs of those looking for lighter but literate reading. When he died Hugh Walpole left a finished novel, "The Killer and the Slain" <Doubleday, Doran: $2.50>, and it is Walpolc at his best. John Talbot and James Turnstall fought for years, but were incomplete without each other. They struggled so bitterly they destroyed each other in this joyous nightmare for those who arc excited by psychological terror-traps. Robert Wilder more than keeps lii.s pace witli "Flamingo Road" (Putnam: S2.50), the story of how a carnival girl battled the meanest politician in .Florida. "Flamingo Road" will keep you in your seat. It's a pleasure to announce the appearance of a new writer who can produce li^ht but thoughtful making the history of Canada read as interestingly as fiction tales of the big woods and the far north. NEW LIGHT ON OLD SOUTH Some mistaken notions on both ides of the Mason-Dixon line should be eliminated by two new books on the south, much written For INSURANCE of all Kinds See G. G. Caudill Agency Glencoe Hold Bide. Ph. 2182 BlytheviUe, Ark. censor, minister of propaganda, the George Creel of the present war. All the denials that Mellett has made never have removed from him this brand and stigma of an American Goebbels. KNOW THEIR ANSWERS Currently, Office fo Government Reports has moved into a new Information Center in downtown Washington, and everyone is discovering it is a great thing. At the center big oval bar, actual, positive answers are dished out to all sorts of impossible' questions about the thousands of facets of the wartime capital. Yet in the inception and building of this center, Mellett was subjected to a merciless barrage of brickbats, including the old one that this was to be headquarters for the ministry of propaganda. From the beginning, Mellett has insisted he doesn't want that job, he doesn't believe in censorship or propaganda, he does believe in a free press and free constructive criticism of government, even though it admits personal panning of the President, to whom he is intensely, devotedly loyal. In spite of all this, Mellett's name is still mentioned as a likely prospect for the job of over-all boss of the government's information and censorship setups. He'll never live it down, for hgends and ru- CASH Paid for Late Model ; AUTOMOBILES and TRUCKS. Repair and Body Work By Wysc Perry and Bob Bracken BLYTHEVILLE MOTOR CO. 117 E. Main W. T. Barnclt mors simply Washington. can't be killed in Meet Harriet Ball, whose Alone" (Harper: $2.50) fiction. "Each can't fail to entertain anyone who cares about wit, charm and* people. The daffy and delightful Victor family live in this novel with few new situations, but the old ones annually met in new spring fiction achieved originally here. "A Little Lower Than the Angels" (Knopf: 32.75), by Virginia •Sorcnsen, presents a novelist of solid talent who knows how to handle a spc'cialr/cd fictional problem and keep the dull edges to a minimum. Her story concerns the early Mormons and the problems of Mercy Baker when her husband, whom' she folowed to this religion, . adopted polygamy, book should insult no one's religion, but shjukl receive true praise. We were very bad neighbors for years with our now good neighbor to the north. That and other new The about and understood Louisville. talked of, but rarely very far north of not so well handled in known accounts are a newsy, readable manner in "A Short History of Canada for Americans" (University of Minnesota Press: S3) by Alfred L. Hurt. 'He do?s a good job of Thomas Jefferson Wertonbaker doe.s a thorough job in "The Old South" (Scribner: $3.75), A very Graven blames hotheads and emotional windbags largely for the bitter struggle between the states. His chapters on the Dred Scott decision, John Brown and "bleeding Kansas" should cause considerable argument. An unusual biography about an unusual man is "John Woolman" (Little, Brown-Atlantic Monthly Press Book: $3.75), by Janet Whitney. By diligent search through this early American Quaker's journal, Mrs. Whitney relives for the reader the life of one of those great patriots of whom too little is known. AMERICAN AKT EXPLAINED In "The Emergence of an American Art" (Scribner: $3.75), Jerome Mellquist has written a great deal of cogent criticism, as well as a first-rate survey of American art from Whistler to Marin and the moderns. While he writes well of Whistler and -Sargent, the author's full strength shows itself as he discusses the realists who returned from Paris to throw American parlors into an esthetic iiproar Mellquist also takes a gentle slap at the regionalism of the Benton- Wood group, and like many another critic wishes Rockwell Kent had stuck to Eskimos. A worthy companion to the Mellquist book Ls "American Primitive Painting" (Oxford: $5). a large volume edited by Jean Lipman and containing several colored and many black and white reproductions of .this important form of painting. Read Courier News Want Ads. is how soon the communities will wish they when auto transportation tailed to the limit. Mrs. Morrell DeRcign Elected By Federation WASHINGTON GNATS Reduction of rents to March 1 levels in the defense areas is entirely up to landlords for 60 days, as law prevent federal government from ordering reductions within that time...And rent freezing does net apply to stores—just dwellings. ...One hundred and seventy-five slum clearance federal housing projects have been transferred to exclusive use by war workers..: The "Buy Coal Now" campaign has brought results, as evidenced by increased seasonal car loadings at mines...Gas rationing will not- be enforced in areas where supplies are adequate. ..Red Cross volunteers have knitted over half a million garments for soldiers and sailors...WPA has salvaged 6600 tons of scrap steel from abandoned street car lines and the question CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo., May 15.—Mrs. Morrell DcReigu of this city, was elected first vice-president of the Missouri .State Federation of Women's Clubs, which concluded its annual convention at Cape Girardeau Wednesday. Mrs. DeReign has served for the past three years as State Treasurer for the Federation, and has been very active in the local club work, as well as in the Ninth District, of which the Caruthersvillc Club is a member. Scout News Brownies To Have Nosebag Lunch, Hike Brownies will have a nosebag lunch and hike tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock. The girls will meet at the Little House. In order to go on the hike, Brownies must bring written permission from their mothers, -Mrs. Robert Grimes said today. OUR NEW AUTO ACCESSORY SPORTS STORE We now have a complete line oi' Automobile Accessories, i) Auto Radios ami Heaters. We have also added a good slock oi' Sporting Goods, including Fishing Tackles, Golf Equipment, Softball and Baseball Equipment and Luggage of all kinds. Radio production has been stopped. Radios, Heaters and many other car acccsso- 11 rics arc becoming difficult to obtain due to curtailment of production,— BUT WE'VE GOT 'EM For all makes and models. Get yours while they are still available. "Ask About Our Easy Payment Budget Plan' MILWAUKEE (UP) — American fficiency has made Charles Boe- sluuir errand boy for 1.000 men. "• A friend, employed by the Wisconsin Mo'tor Corp., told Boeshaar that all workers had to secure their birth certificates to continue working in a defense plant. hz Milwaukeean realized that many hours would be lost searching for birth certificates that might be spent on the war effort. He approached company officials and offfered to obtain the certjfi- cr.tos. pointing out the time that would be saved. They lost no time in making such a job for him. Borshaar spent several days "'in i he tack. Soon hard pressed shop workers asked that he get their automobile license plates, pay bills, do countless odd jobs that would allow employes more time for war production. Makes Tax Returns Before long Boeshaar was working on a full time basis doing errands. He spent about three hours daily at the plant determining what errands were required and made an average of 15 calls a day. He did plant protection and safety work in addition to other duties. During the income tax rush he prepared more than 500 returns. He made up more than 900 identification buttons and though no check was kept on the hours he saved for the workers, on official said, "I wish we had more leiiiows like you." Only job Boeshaar could not do tor the men was to get permission for recapping tires. The men were entitled to recaps as defense workers but the number one errand boy was unable to secure blanks from the rationing boards. "They won't and can't give me blanks for ihc men to fill out," says Boeshaar. "The men must appear themselves." Boeshaar bclives that his task is j unique and hopes that other factories will adopt the plan, save lime for employes and help boost material output. FOR FIGHTING TRIM NATIONAL COTTON WEEK—MAY 15-23! KEEP COOL A SLACK SUIT from Mead's The estimated population of the ont.iro Western Hemisphere is ~fi4.nOO.000. KILL ROACHES irs A KILLER' LOY EICH CHEVROLET CO. 301 Walnut St. Phone 57S-!i7i) Blylhcviilc, Ark. Start The Day With— 7-DAY COFFEE A Maxwell House product, blended by MaxC*3 House. This year it's your patriotic duty to feel fit and look fit! And our slack suits h'll the bill on both count s. They'll make you feel like a million . . . keep you cool on your active summer days! And the casual styles and bright colors will give dash to your appearance. Get yours today ! $4.95 to SPORT SHIRTS Sport Shirts for easy living. Light and porous, these shirts have convertible necklines for varied wear. MEAD'S Regular Price 1 Ib. 25c 3 Ibs. 69c (Watch for week-end Special) Exclusive at — Pickard's Grocery 1014 Chickasawb» Ph. 2W3 322 MAIN STREET REMEMBER? Shedding your steam- heated, heavyweight suit and getting into a cool, lightweight Hart Sehafl'ner & Marx Dixie Weave suit is very near as delicious an experience as illustrated above. Dixie Weave is 32 ounces of sheer summer comfort. It's coo! as a julep (or a plunge in the ol' swimmin' hole), yet it holds its shape and its press like a regular weight suit—a significant point to consider in times like these when it is our duty to conserve on upkeep costs . . . and Dixie looks like a regular weight, too. Dixie Weave is the name of this famous suit— don't forget it. It's all-wool—and Mead's is the place to buy it. Most important—Dixie's price is as light on your pocketbook as it is on your back. REMEMBER . . . ASK FOR DIXIE WEAVE TAILORED BY HART SCHAFFNER & MARX PRICES BEGIN AT so MEAD'S 322 MAIN STRIET

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