The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 19, 1942 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 19, 1942
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TUESDAY., MAY 19, 1942 BLYTHEVILLE (AfcK.), COURIER NEWS PACE THREE New Eastern Military Zone By 1»ETER F,l)SON T Courier News Washington Correspondent We'll build und sail 'em—We'll never fail 'em! The Victory Fleet will be complete we know. On every ocean, we'll be in motion, The Victory Fleet will soon defeat the foe. We'll huve a bridge of ships be L yond compare. We'll .soon be able to walk from here to over there. The world i.s chi-eriny! The skies are clearing! With the Victory Fleet—Let's' go. This i.s the chorus of the new "Sont> of the Victory Fleet," words and music by Leonard Whitcup, which will ring out on National Maritime Day. May 22, and from then on in. to speed the big shipbuilding program—one of the most impressive of the inspiring phases o!' tiiis whole yiyantic war production effort. The soii!4 is one of those rousing sea chanteys that even a landlubber building lifeboats in Kokomo can limber up his larynx on and get a belt out of bellowing or barbershopping. And when you accompany (he tune with full orchestration and sound el'fects of riveting hammers, clanking anchor chains and the blowing of full- lunged baritone and bass steamship whistles—matey, it does something- to your morale. Morale building is the big idea behind observance of Maritime Day this year and this whole shipping program is something to give your spine a tingle. It isn't just something to celebrate on salt-walei either, with maybe the Great Lakes thrown in for goad measure. There will be big celebrations in the GO shipyards where, on some 300 ways, ocean-going ships are under construction. Thirty-two ships are scheduled to slide down the ways on May 22 in what will be the biggest launching on record. And the three-quarters of a million shipyards workers will have something else to cheer about, for this day will mark the achievement of the Maritime Commission's second goal —the scheduled commissioning of two ships a day. READY TO RIDE Not just the launching of two ships a day. mind you, but the actual putting into service of two ships all ready to carry cargo to' Russia, the Red Sea, Australia or wherever. But all the rejoicing on National Maritime Day won't be observed at sea-level. Back inland, at more than 500 factories in some 32 states, ships are being built. Not completed ships, of course, but completed sub - assemblies. For, thanks to American assembly line production genius, the building of ocean vessels now begins with the making of lifeboats, complete with BOUNDARIES; Eastern Military Area Corps Area SOOTH. t CAROLINA A Prize Novel riiai Deserves It This year's winner of the Dial 3 ross award, "The Gates of Aulis." by Gladys Schmitt (Dial: $2.75) .s n genuinely distinguished pirn- of fiction, as to many prize winners ire not. and Carl Mussulman, the Km and daughter of a middle-clus;; family, live in im industrial city. Hie book is theirs, smd through them the story also of their pnr- cnls, of Eugene MacVeayh, of \ Stephen Muurer. HUlle Ls a pi\Inter, : Carl a sociologist, and in their struggling search for the fundu- purpose of existence, they! i.' the spiritual conl'licts o! this generation. | MacVoagh, Ellic's lovor, rcpro- Isonts the dying traditions of yi»s- itmluy. Maura-, the brilliant tcach- ]<T who collapses from > his libi-ral- |ism into fascism, is the devil lurk- jing in llu v modern spirit. [ The quality \vhllh murks "The I Gates of AulLs" niori' than any jother i.s lUs unusual inlimiu-y. Miss iSfhmltt is close to her charnrters, j.she understands them absolutely, I thi'ir destinii'.s arc important to i her. This 1'eelinn is eommunirated Ito the reader instantly, ami u.s ilhe truth about, these iK-oph 1 i.s slowly revealed, through their letters and dreams as well a.s their outward behavior,, the reader too becomes absorbed in everything pertaining to EDle und Carl. It Is a melancholy commentary, either on the tensile strength ol modern writing or the integrity of critics, that so IVw prlK-,« novels ore worth a pr;/,e, but "The Galen of Ault.s" is a rare exception, and one of the season's finest, books. CHICAGO <U1 J )—An X-ruy examination made durine, a routine physical tost disclosed lo 10-yoar- otd Charlone Wood ol Hinclcley, 111., that her heart was in her right side instead of her left und her liver und appendix abut wt?ro reversed. Otherwise the girl was In perfect health. Lack Rubber, Leather, Steel for Baby Buggies CHICAGO (UP)-JPriorltles have truck for the second time at the infunts of America und the perahi- bulator may soon go the way ol baby's rubber .panties. At u recent meeting of the National Defense Home Furnishing Market two of the country's leading baby carriage makers announced that they were forced to quit. Priorities, they said, have made it impossible for them to obtain rubber, steel and leather cloth. The shortage will be more keenly 1'eH because it comes at a time when jtmd increased birth rate and the 'scarcity of automobiles ha.'j in- creased the demand, for baby buggies. Courier News want ads/ Kill Moths Cletn dotet> •nd chests. Hfcve all garments cleaned. Sprinkle powder in corner* and oh garments. It also kill* roachet, ants, bed bugs, flies, Map shows area designated as the Eastern Military Zone by Lieut. Gen. Hugh A. Drum, commanding general of the Eastern Defense Command and First Army, primarily for "elVectivo control of arti- licial lighting" as a defensive move against enemy submarines and raiders. night and day. In the shipyards everyone is on his way. On the ocean every seaman joins the fray. We heard the bugles blow! We answered our country's call! We're ready one and all! -T T * MARINE SPEEDUP Prom 1922 to 1937 there were but two oceangoing cargo vessels, other than tankers, built in American ship yards...U. S. Maritime Commission was brought into being by the Merchant Marine Act of 19^. ...Then came the program to build 50 ships a year for 10 years to rehabilitate America's merchant marine... In '39 came war in Europ: and the program was doubled to 100 Linal 100 white children, and a ,\vo-room addition to Shover ele- nentary school to serve BO new :icgro pupils. Heavier enrollments due to movement of war workers nto the area have made necessary ,he additions. cars and ready to' swing from the ? hl "P s a year In 1940Jt was cloub- davits, at Kokomo. Ind.; the making of steel plate assemblies at Denver, the making of switchboard installations at Plainfield, Conn., the making of turbines at Schcncctady. N. Y., and so on. A full million men are building parts of ships at these inland plants—parts .so complete they can be timed to arrive just when they're needed, hoisted into the hulls of tlu- shipyard ways, riveted or welded into place and be ready to function. BANG GOES A BOTTLE These million workers are just a.s much entitled to break a bottle of champagne over a boiler or a reciprocating engine, give a cheer and sing the song of the Victory Fleet as their fellow workmen at tidewater. Perfection of this technique for ship building has dene wonders. Originally, it was figured that six months—180 days—would be required to build a Liberty Ship from keel. laying to commissioning. But the time was soon cut to 105 days, and as a record of 83 days has been set. marine engineers now figure that the average time will soon be 90 days. That's building .ships. Mister, in anybody's language. By the end of 1943 it will be 3000 new ships completed. Half of them, 1500. will be the 10.000- ton Liberty Ships that started out to be called ugly ducklings. Five hundred will be the modern C- led again—200 a year...In January, 1941, the goal was re-redoubled to 400 a year, but month by month the quotas were increased. ..By January, 1942, it was 1200 ships a year and by April it was announced that contracts had been let for nil the 2300 big ships to be built by the end of 1943...Then came the President's message on the state of the nation and a call for 50 per cent increase in shipbuilding. type vessel nucleus of that will America's form post the war merchant marine. Three hundred will be smaller ocean, tugs and barges. Small wonder then they sing the interlude to tin's new Song of the Victory Fleet. In the facl.'rics hear the hammers TO CHECK LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (UP) — Triple-A committeemen and others from over the state who are interested in crop insurance will meet in Little Rock on Monday, June 1. to discuss operation of the 1943 Cotton Crop insurance program and recommend any changes that might improve the program. Contract To Be Let For Hope School Project FT. WORTH, Texas (UP)—Bids for a contract to provide additional school facilities for Hope. Ark., will be opened at 10 A. M., May 23. in the office of the .superintendent of schools in Hope. George P. Harley. regional engineer for the PWA, has announced. The project, estimated to cost $43,000, is financed through a federal grant. The contract calls for construction of a four-room j addition to Brookwood elementary | school to accommodate an nddi- > Announcements The Courlor News has been authorized to announce the following candidacies, subject to the Democratic primary in August. For State Senate L. H. AUTRY For Representative • W. F. "CRIP" WELLS W. J. "BILL" WUNDERLICH JAMES G. COSTON J. LEE BEARDEN (for re-election) County IreasiirtT JACK FINLEY ROBINSON (for re-election) County Judge ROLAND GREEN (for re-election) County Clerk T. W. POTTER iror re-election) Tax Assessor W. W. "BUDDY" WATSON (for re-election) Sheriff and Collector HALE JACKSON (for re-election) Circuit Clerk HARVEY MORRIS (for re-election) \\ IIS! HIS IF. On "Certain Days" of the Month Do functional monthly disturbances make you nervous, restless, high strung, cranky and blue-at such times? Then try fnmous Lydiu E. Pink- liam's Vegetable Compound. It's made especially /or women to help relieve monthly cramps, backache zvnd nervousness-due to this cause. And in such a sensible way! With nature's own beneficial roots and herbs. No harmful opiates. Taken regularly-Pinkham's Compound helps build up rcsist- anceagainstsuchsymptoms.Thou- sands upon thousands benefited! Follow label directions. FUNNY BUSINESS C H n Paid for Laic Model AUTOMOBILES and TRUCKS. Krpnir and Body Work By Wyse Perry and Rob Bracken BLYTHEVILLE MOTOR CO. 117 E. Main W. T. Barnctt "That's my girl he's with, an' I'm gonna find out what'* going on!" Government Order Curtails Retail Furniture Store Delivery Service! Retail furniture dealers (as well as others) are ordered to reduce mileage and curtail delivery service in accordance with ODT c/eneal Order No. 6. Provisions are obligatory and dealers must plan accordingly. EFFECTIVE MAY 15: /. ALL SPECIAL DELIVERIES are eliminated. 2. ALL CALL BACKS are eliminated. (More than one call per day for collec tions, pick-ups or deliveries not permitted). 3. Only ONE DELIVERY PER DAY to a customer except when merchandise exceeds capacity of truck. (If customer's purchases exceed capacity of one truck, two deliveries are permitted. EFFECTIVE JUNE 1: Dealers must reduce monthly mileage one-fourth (25"') of mileage traveled during corresponding calendar month in 1911. If you were not in business during the corresponding calendar month in 1941, the mileage recorded during May 1942 is used as the base for computing the monthly mileage cut. RECORDS AND REPORTS: You must prepare and maintain mileage records and any other records and reports that the ODT may request. Records must be available for inspection of ODT investigators. . ,:&^ * * The conservation of all resources is necessary in order that all may contribute their share in the winning of the war. We are anxious, as always, to serve you, and solicit your careful consideration of the Order recited above. HUBBARD FURNITURE CO. CHAS. S. LEMONS WADE FURNITURE CO.

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