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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK,), COURIER NEWS SATURDAY-MAY 16, 1942 THE,BLYTHEVJLLB COURIER NEWS . - - • -THE COURIER NEWS GO. . H, W. HAINES, Publisher S^MXJEL F. MORRIS, Editor Wta. R. WHTTEEEAD, Advertising Manngtr Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wtjltce Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, D*Atlanta, Memphis. . Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act or . Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press. •'*"' '. SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the City of Blytheville, I5c per weak, 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. We All Are Consumers Just because we now have an ostensible ceiling over prices, we can not afford Ho relax and assume that all danger of price inflation has been removed. The ceiling is Leon Henderson's, and that alert gentleman is not fooling himself. He knows that the step we have taken thus far is merely a stopgap, helpful but limited in its effectiveness. That, of course, is why Mr. Henderson has been back before a congressional committee and is reported opposing general increases in the wage level and favoring taxes even more onerous than Treasury Secretary Morgenthau proposed. , The hearing was closed, and only - second-hand reports as to Mr. Henderson's proposals have been made available. These did not mention a ceiling upon the prices of farm products. Since the Price Czar is a realist, and hard- boiled, it seems probable that he did bring up this third element in the program needed to avert further— and po- • tcntially disastrous — price inflation. * *•" * Working men, who support their "~ families on wages and try to save a :.bit, hate to have Uncle Sam' decree •:':' :: ; that their Incomes shall be fixed, for the duration, at present levels. Farmers, who took a beating for years, .would like to recoup out of the present war-induced prosperity. They, too, dislike having any effective roof . put over the prices they can obtain '.i. : f° r their products. " v .' '•'•"' •S:h ; We can sympathize with both, just ::;:. as we sympathize with the industrial- ;'g ist and the merchant^ who squeaked . ..;, .'through the. long depression, often by Jl Drawing' upon capital assets and mbrt- ay.gag.ing their futures, and now arc forbidden to make good their losses. We are almost as sorry for the wage-earner and the fanner and the business man— but not quite— as we are for millions who arc being drafted into the Army at S21, S42 or $50 a month, and are wondering what is going to happen to their families" while • they are gone, and to themselves after they come back, if they do. Nevertheless, the people have resolved that nobody shall make money out of this war. If, by miscalculation or fraud, some contractor does profiteer, we are determined that his antisocial profits shall be taken from him by taxation. • * . * * Most of us are either farmers or wage-workers. .Ail of us are consumers. We have come, or been brought, to the point where we must subordinate our interest as earners to our interest as consumers— where we must rest content with present income in order that we shall not force the cost of living beyond our reach. Keep a Mask Handy We are impressed with Nazi reiteration that "official assurances that Germany would not use poison gas hold as good today as. ever." Surely nobody will worry about lethal gases after that. Do we not know the Reich's reputation ? The "scrap of paper" that bound her not to invade Belgium in 191-1—remember? The Hague convention of 1899 and its renewal in 1907, pledging against use of lethal gases—remember, and the cloud of chlorine that killed 2000 and cjisabled 9000 Canadians and French colonials at Ypres n 1915? The assurances to virtually every nation that Germany has devastated since 1938—remember them? Trust Hitler, but keep a gas mask handy. The Protector We hope the press of Occupied France is given a good biographical sketch with which to introduce Protector Reinhard Heydrich, who has been sent by Hitler to look after the interests of the French people. This would mention, of course, the 385 Czech trade-union officials and leaders who died violently as one result of Heydrich's activities in Bohemia and Moravia, protecting the 12- hour work day. • SO THEY SAY Our highest ideals seem to have been two chickens in every pot, two nutos in every garage. two caddies for every golf player and Uvo hair- das every week.— President George B. Cuttcn of Colgate University. All categories of naval ^seagoing vessels arc being launched and delivered well ahead ol' time, in most instances from three months to one year ahead of schedule.— H. G. Smith, president of National Council of American Shipbuilders. * * * Censorship is not a cry of calamity but a call for vigilance. — Byron Price, director of Olfice of Censorship. ../... ,.V':. :* : *-!- .•-::-,.•. >-.,^.' Americans on .the. home . front must do .the hard job, the dirty job, the long- job and the job left vacant by the departure of the stronger and the more skilled. — Jonathan Daniels. assistant civilian defense director. * * :K Appeasement, like a dreaded plague brought by Munich-minded men, must be forever quarantined from America.— Director J. Edgar Hoo- .ver of Federal Bureau of .Investigation. * * # The civilian population of Germany can escape the severities of our bombers by abandoning work, going- into the fields and watching the home fives burn.— Prime ..Minister Winston Churchill. * + * The less,, education a school has. the more athletics it takes to keep it going.— R. W. Hamilton, Greenup. Ky.. teacher. * . * * If I were asked to name the 20th century sin I would not hesitate a moment: it is dodging responsibility, for this is the age of alibi.— President George B/Cutten of Colgate University. * * " » In my opinion the use of a private car by a member of Congress or any federal or state employe in order to transact business with a government agency is official business— Price Administrator Leon Henderson. * * * Certainly a congressman is entitled to all the gasoline he needs to get back home to visit his constituents or for such purposes as driving out to Army camps.— Rep. Charles I. Faddis of Pennsylvania. SIDE GLANCES ly G«*ry* COPR. 1942 BY NEA SERVICE. INC. T. M. REG. U. S. PAT. OFF. "Our little poker game last night was a big success—the boss won $1.851" SERIAL STORY / CARIBBEAN CRISIS BY EATON K Y GOLDTHWAITE ° iL« THIS CURIOUS WORLD IN MANO- VtiPAM, INDIA, 264- INCH ES OF RAIN FEL1_ IN A COPR. 1942 BY NEA SERVICE. INC. BEARS THE. SAME RELATION TO THE WORD AS DOES' LARGEST AK-:A\AL THA EVER EXISTED C>M EARTH D ) 3o,ooo y/?s./*&o THE STORY— After mix ou u little JJutcU Ulauii (u <;arlbb«-au, Bill TulcoU j« < relieved of hi M brunch uaunictrr Job Avim uu Aiuericuu. t-hcuiirul firm and join ik* Army. ]n* MUL ._ «fhi»or. HnUey, urrive* ivitk uu iiudltor who iiuuifdiatf ly chanr?* UiU wiik a JH.%$.000 *hurla*e i,, lit* account*, mil, inuoi-eiit, in furious. That evening June 1'uter- xon. c-uuKin of llill'M college r o.i Mini :i to, UOI>N fur a walk tvltk lial- >.«•>•, whom she >I:IM met 011 tiie l>ojtt. Dill warn* her it IN not itafc, but xtayN In-lilnd wltk a ttrauger uaiued MaeDowell. * * # "YOU'RE A DETECTIVE" CHAPTER III nPALCOTT was at the door when MacDowell moved suddenly, blocking his path. "Let 'em go," the mustached one grunted. "If I know my women, that one can take care of herself." Talcott stood tensed, glaring down. "You may be a very smart man where you come from, Mr. MacDowell, bui you don't know 'Abas Island" MacDowell shrugged. "Why all the ruckus? She's got Halsey with her. And believe me. he's the kind that don't scare so easy. Or maybe," . MacDowell sucked at his teeth, grinned . knowingly, said, "maybe you go for. her yourself, huh?" BilL ignored the thrust, stepped back and slapped his hands. In immediate response a shadow loomed from the darkness of the terrace behind MacDowell and the mustached one turned defensively. Bill said quietly, "Buckra white man and missy go out against my orders. Make Sebastien follow them." The black boy nodded, said, "Yes, baas," and disappeared into the night. MacDowell exhaled with relief, wiped sweat from his face, bit off the end of a cigar and remained in place before the door. "What is this?" he drawled. "Mean to tell me nobody can take a walk around here?" "You may take all the"" walks you like. It so happens that there are several hundred blacks on the island, and they're bad sometimes. Miss Paterson will' be the first white woman that some of them have ever seen. I wouldn't care to be responsible for what might happen." MacDowell's face became gray and the unlighted cigar sagged. "Good Lord, man, why didn't you tell us before? If I'd known COPYRIGHT. NEA SERVICE. it was like that, stopped you!" I \vouldn't've ANSWER: Still exists. It is the Blue Whale, a recently captured specimen of which measured 109 feet. P?EXT: Japan's shaky foundation. * HARRISON IN HOLLYWOOD BY PAUL HARRISON XEA Service . Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — Behind the screen: Two studio electricians, scenery handlers and one prop man j dialect comedians. Matter of fact, As the manpower shortage' increases, you may find highpriced song writers appearing in movie orchestras, or producers doubling as are doubling as skating chorus in Sonja Henic's "Iceland." This shows how the armed forces and defense industries have thinned the ranks of Hollywood's extras. When 20th-Fox sent out a call for 26 male skaters, it normally while preparing to produce and direct a musical called "The Gang's All Here." Gregory Ratoff has written in a role for himself—the part of a Broadway talent agent. * * * Four of the principals in "Flying would have from 60 to 80 appli- j Tigers" were playing a scene in cants. Instead, only 12 responded, [which they break out in barber shop After the six studio workmen were ! harmony. Urged John Carroll: assigned as performers, the group "Let's give it all we've got, fellas: was filled out with amateurs cm i ted from local rinks! re- OUT OUPx WAY there may be a scout on the set.'' Western Union BORN THIRTY YEARS By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople WELLjWELU, ^ MA3OR /•—C50ST CALLED TO ' ASSIST WITH YOUR ROBOT/ — AS I PASSED THE: KITCHEN x HEARD A SIZ7.UNG SOUND AS IT A STEAK WERE BEING BROILED FOR THE E\Jti ING REP AST/-"- MY APOLOGY FOR i AT MEALTIME \\\\\ PROF. PRISM GPUTT-TTA ^3^^,^*235 E6AD/T X. A SCENE UKETHE / BOMBING OF TOKN TTRYTOBRIN t THE PROFESSOR FOR DINNER. AGAIN TON\ /\S A MATTER. OF FACTjPROFESSOR.X AM DINING OUT TONIGHT/-^ MY APPETITE IS A BIT JADED-^TOO BEEFSTE Art, PERHAPS! -^ HOW ABOUT CON ING WITH ME TO AN EYCLUSNE UTTLfc \ HIDEOUT SPECIALIZING IN GOURMET DISHES?, 'P ll 5-16 'CWILI Talcolt smiled icily. "I presume you were afraid I might prevent Halsey from telling Miss 'Paterson something I wouldn't want her to hear." "Maybe," MacDowell hedged. He found a match, popped it into flame and dragged on the. cigar. "Who's this guy Sebastien that you sent after them?" . "My overseer. He's half native Under usual conditions the men will obey him." , "Under usual conditions—' MacDowell frowned and glanced uneasily at the terrace. "Suppose we ought to follow them?" Talcott didn't answer. Indicating a chair he said, "Sit" down It's time you and I had a little talk. In my correspondence with Federal Chemical, Halsey and th< auditor are accounted for. You name was never mentioned, want to know who you are, and your purpose on Abas Island." The directness of the attacl caught the mustached one com pletely off guard. His eye rounded, his facial muscles sagge> nnd his mouth made an O. "Yoi mean/' be said, wetting his lips "you don't know who I am?" * * * TTALCOTT leaned forward unti his calloused big-knuckledhan rested on the other's knee. "Yo are not an employe of Federa MacDowell hesitated, hefting the revolver. His eyes masked his thoughts now, the veiled, cunning eyes of the paid manhunter. Chemical and you're not an'audi- tor. I might have thought you rere a traveling companion, but doubt if Halsey and Struthers re seeking company just now. So 'hat is your connection?" Sweat showed above the mus- ached one's collar and the cigar evolved in his mouth. His face, or a moment, became even rayer. And' then, unexpectedly, e laughed. ' "That's pretty good!" he chucked. "You claimin' you don't know vhy I'm here. For a minute you ad me goin'." Startling as it was, the change f front served only to increase Bill Talcott's cold wrath. "I doubt f it has occurred to you," he said :ily, "that this frameup of the missing vouchers is as weak as vater. By merely lifting a finger in jail. Have you ever seen one >£ our tropical jails, Mr. MacDowell? They have no roofs, and he sun boils down and there are •ats and scorpions—" "Threatening are you?" Ugly ed crept through the gray of VlacDowell's cheeks. "And I thought you looked like a decent and of guy. Why, you cheap crook!"-. ; "Be careful how you talk," Talcott said calmly. "It happens that [or every one of those vouchers there are two facsimiles. One is in the possession of the steamship lines that-carried the nitrates, the other with the Netherlands government official who collects a t on every pound taken from the island. The remittances have al been made to New York and the bank in Willemstad has a complete record/' Bill Talcott leaned forward and his long finger closed in. a steel-like grip on MacDowell's knee. "You and you friends haven't a leg to stand on Now, who are you and what i your game?" "Leggo my knee!" MacDowel yelled. Bill.Talcott's strong fingers re leased with a disdainful move ment and the mustached on rubbed vigorously. The words ha brought to his face a mixture o doubt and surprise, and Talcot followed his opening swiftly, "ll Halsey pocketed those voucher] ranking he could force me to re| main here, he'd better devotJ ome of; his time to studying Fed ral Chemical procedure. Only nd Struthers had access to thos ecords and one of them must b<j .ie thief. Now, where do yoi ome in?" * * * VTacDOWELL stopped rubbing his knee. Plainly, he waJ nnoyed. Some deep-seated con-j iction of his was being rudelj haken. His eyes clouded and the urned-out cigar sagged. As \\ weighing Talcott against somt nental standard he sat. Then! lowly, his hand moved to hi; pocket. It came away, bearing dentification papers, but a wicked] snub-nosed pistol. 'You claim Halsey and Struthers rigged a game on you?" grunted. "That's what they ay. I had you sized up for decent sort of guy "until yoi started to use threats. If you're nnocent and got something tc prove it like you say, I don't set what you're worryin' about. As 'or you not knowin' why I'm herej that's a laugh. Do I havta sho\v you my badge?" Talcott stared. "You're a detective?" "You're startin' to get smart." A painful flush stole througt Bill Talcott's cheeks. He might tiave guessed the man's identity.) "Who hired you?" Talcott demanded. MacDowell hesitated, hefting the revolver. His eyes masked his thoughts now, the veiled, cunning eyes of the paid manhunter facing his quarry. To MacDowell didn't matter whether Talcott was guilty or not; he was doing a jot for which he was being paid. His orders were to bring Talcott if the auditor proved a shortage.) That worry .vanished from MacDowell's mind when he saw Talcott's face. Strained, white, tensej alarmed eyes glaring into the blackness beyond the terrace. Anc then MacDowell heard it. Above the soughing wind in the palms sounded the sudden, imperative bteat of a whistle. (To Be Continued) SHEARER QUITS Norma .Shearer not only has quit Metro, where she worked 18 years, but probably has ended her acting career. ... A scenario called Law" and has just finished cutting ! mid-winter when she took poss* her 500th picture. Mad About His Slippers NORMAN. Ckla. (UP)—Disgruntled and angry because his landlady took possession of his house shoes "Stand By to Die" has been submitted to George Palmer Putnam. It is based on the life and disappear- when he was delinquent in rent ance of his wife. Amelia Earhart j payment, a University of Oklahoma student,sued her for 5138.77. It \vas Putnam. Yarn attempts to explain her last flight as a patriotic mission in the South Pacific. . . . Movie production is at an, all-time low for this time of year. This doesn't indicate bad business, however. Pictures have enjoyed such a boom in patronage that they're playing longer engagemsnts: hence the studios have built up surpluses of unreleased features. In spite of the fireworks attending William Saroyan's departure from M-G-M. it looks like he must hav-2 left a pretty good story be- hind.The wordy genius quit because j the studio wouldn't let him direct his "Human Comedy." King Vidor has been assigned to the job. * * <* Judy Garland will test for the role of Jade in "Dragon Seed." and if she plays it. it will be her first non-singing role. . . . Note from a correspondent in Australia says he hears that Hitler has ordered Hirohito to get rid of that Jiu, Jitsu. : - =;= * NEVER IDLE From the standpoint of activity and studio popularity. Addison Richards probably is the most successful actor in Hollywood. You probabls don's even recall his name, but he's n character player who has appeared in about 260 pictures and has been idle only six weeks in 10 years. . . . Another unsung veteran is Vi Lawrence, first woman film editor, who started with Alice Joyce's "Within the sio'n of the shoes, he said. 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