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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS , THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. RAINES, Publisher SAMUEL F. NORRIS, Editor Wm. R. WHTTEHEAD, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witzner 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 Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press. .SUBSCRIPTION RATES 3y carrier in the City of Blytheville, 15c per week, 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, •-$0.50 per year; in zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year payable in advance. The Parking Problem For. some time city authorities have recognized the growing traffic and parking'.problems in Blytheville and certain steps have been taken toward making .-it easier for motorists to find places -to leave their cars within reasonable distance of their downtown destination. Heretofore, the problem has not been too acute, merely inconvenient at times. It is safe to predict that before many months, however, downtown parking space during daytime working hours will be considerably more difficult to find. This is due io the fact that so many new families are moving here in connection with the new air base now under construction. The number probably will continue to increase from week to week until the vast project has been completed. 'This means that .city authorities will have to do everything possible to make more parking space available. This will be one of the benefits resulting from street widening projects now being completed, especially in the vicinity of the courthouse. B.ut at best, these improvements will not provide room for many, and certain other measures will be necessary. One suggestion is that each motorist take care in parking his machine so that adjacent spaces are not made useless to others by improper parking. Oftentimes, where there arc two clearly defined parking spaces, a thoughtless driver will park squarely iiX' the middle,' making :l impossible to accjommQd ate-more than one car where there should' be t\vo. Some car drivers seem to take a delight in parking at an-"'extreme angle, creating the same . situation. A little thought and consideration • on-the. part of every person whcplrives a car will go a long way to- ^yardj getting full efficiency from' the available space. The OPA's decision to limit installment buying works an unintended and unfortunate hardship on newlyweds. Unless they can save in advance, or borrow or beg the money, young couples will find it hard to furnish their homes; Under the regulations there must be a down payment of at least 20 per cent on furniture, as on other things, and the .balance must be paid within a year. The 'only solution Mr. Henderson's ex P-e.rts have found is for the vouiur- st ^fto buy a few general utility pieces.;^ ;a time^^ of outfitting the home-all at once. , THURSDAY, MAY 21, 1942 As in the last war, we arc moving through many reverses and defeats to a complete ami final victory .-Prime Minister Winston Churchill. of Publication in this column of editorials from other newspapers does not necessarily mean endorsement but is an acknowledgment of interest in the subjects discussed. Our Rubber Future To free UK? OniU'd States from the necessity of importing rubber, we can lollow two courses: (1) Wo c;m i-ruw luU'X-producing shrubs and plants in this country to supply natural rubber; <2> V.'e can produce rubber substitutes by synthesis. If \U- follow (he 1 hitter course we can approach it by two paihs: <!» We can utilize coal, petroleum, }>ns and other minerals HJ; ba^es; (2) We ci'.n ntili/c akoiuil a:s the bu.sc. In the immediate war (TiH'i'Kcncy. we .shall probably utilize all lour ol thfoc nieihocLs. Speed of production is the prim.': <^:enlial; quantity is important; cost is a M crijulj:: y consideration; we cannot be loo critii:;il <u (|U:uity. Bu! i he !on!.--r;nv,e approach to the rubber problem involve;; fundamental considerations I hat v/ilj anilely allicl our national economy. Ultimately we may have Io deckle whether we .should ui'O'.v our tubbi.T, or synthcsi/e it. Thus \ve have a ennflir;, bn \veen agriculture on the cue hand, ;>nd nxlusiry on the other. And if we decide to j.'o in J'or .'.yntheties rnther than natural rubher. \ve haw ine .same conflict—shall we mine our rubber, or harvest it? Hie ivsintial components in the using irre- needed for J.I" \ve min form :>i co:il. oii 01- <.'.i\*. we arc placeable natural resource:; vitally olluT pijrjxise::. If we harvest it in the form 'of i;rain thai can be converted into alcohol, and iheiue into synthetic rubber, we are uliliz- ini; rrsoiKX'e;; that can be: replaced annually. There is mueh merit to the argument that, in the- future (ievelopnirnt, of our synthetics— rubber, pla;!ic:s. nylon:;, rayons-- we , develop typeii th:;i are cierive.d from annual crops rather than f re; m irreplaceable resources. We can ^et synthetic :;ilk--raycn— I'trun vegetable cellulose or-- as in I ho n>ce of nylon — from coal, salt and lime. The same alternative is offered for rubber and i':>r most type:; of plastics. Milk is al::o »i :'ouve'.> of numerous .synthetics ranging from \vo;)l to ivory. Thus agriculture can be fjiven n ten irk- impetus through the development of new i:sr:; for agricultural products. But, it can be argued, such a program would not necessarily conserve irreplaceable natural resources. If mi-'.hi., unless intelligently developed, exhaust. (lie juosi. vital of all resources— the fertility of our .st.il. II' re. it would seem, is the most fruitful Held to whieh those with a yen for postwar planning could devote themselves. —Chicago Daily News. The. short-haul rider is going to becomc~"a walker, and the mnn who wishes lie had will power enough ID get up early in the morning and take a brisk walk is going to have his wish fulfilled.— -Edward A. Roberts, Office of Defense Transportation official. * * * ff there are to be sacrifices, we federal offi- ficiaLs must be on the bandwagon and not on the .sidewalk watching the bandwagon go by. — Undersecretary r.f Interior John J. Dempscy, giving up hi:; official car for the duration. * * * The ainoniu of war goods we must turn out this year an:i ne.xl is nothing less than staggering.— War Production Chief Donald M. Nel- * * * The ne;:t three months may be the most fateful in thr history of the Unilecl States.— W. P. \VHhero\Y. president of National Association of Manufacturers. * * * I lu:f)ft:d it when 1 came to New York G2 years a:-, ami I can hoof it now.— Bernard Ba- n:ch. tuiniiv: in his unlimited gasoline ration card fcr a fhrec-gall'jn-a-vveek card. * * T To be s:\iri\i in \v;n iime is a natural and drj-ir;-.ble c' ;incl airi.s lietfrm el 17i::;h ulcdicj of miiui. for nnfii';!. }>;•. it stimulates effort T>. I. Beverly, chief avio:- Clinic. 31 v ' ::i;! <i '"' a •h;uti-.> i| -AT won the war aoimst thr .laps , t , u i ] 0 ;,t K to Ihe Japanese bri'tkT:. -Snutor l!:.;o! ( j Burton of Ohio. int: fcr a bceik'-rr.nii-o! appropriation. SIDE .GLANCES ' ^^JS$$$: ' m weren't ihe life of .!-' t -^^.£^£'';/^t-$*J& :: !tf •ffi / if$^t&£'.& i/:^ . •:'£;:. >e£0 y •.gV^V < COP3.1942 DY NEA SERVICE. INC. T. M. REC. U. S. PAT. OFF. "Well, oilier'nicn manng<*lo (ell (heir wives \vlinl goes on •ttl the odice! If you parlies, maybe you'd have more Io say I" THIS CURIOUS WORLD WAS FOUND TO BE VALUABLE !N MAKING PHONOGRAPH RECORDS WHEN A WORKMAN, WHILE EATING LUNCH, FLIPPED A £>teC* Of C"/y££±& ATA FELLOW WORKER AND IT PELL INTO A VAT OF MATER. 1 ALS BEING MIXED FOR RECORDS. COPR. 1»»2 RY NEA SERVICE. INC. T. M. REC. (1. S. PAT. OFF. AVERAGE SIZED IR8SH POTATO CONTAINS ABOUT HORSE • TRACKS/ THAT MANY CELL DIVISIONS BEING REG?U!RED TO PRODUCE THE POTATO. CAN you OIVE THREE INSTANCES. WHERH HORSES PLAVED IMPORTANT IN 'WAR, watched Pi-eston Foster, ihough/'he admitted. "I always had [a detective, breaking up a fight " the feeling that people were chas- me."... I don't know what will happen before it's officially released, but the new Clark Gable picture was sneak-previewed the other night with some of the raciest lines heard since the dawn of ccnsor- For a scene in "George Washing- Ann Sheridan and asks: "Did anyone ever tell you that you look exactly like Ann Sheridan?".. .Even are taking on wartime Republic's new Three Mesquitecrs thriller has the lads breaking up an enemy agent's ef- to buy and smuggle out horses for the German army THEY DON'T MIND a back-lot .set for "Little v/csterns Jingles. between an Oriental and a towheaded American kid. In the heat of his anger, the first boy (actually a Chinese) blurted out that Japan was, too, going to win the war because his father had told him, and his father talked to Japan every night on a big radio. It was a good performance, and later I asked if he minded play- m» a Japanese. "We don't mind lie .said, speaking for all the Chinese in Hollywood, "as long as the picture makes the Japanese bad enough and just so 'they get licked in the end." I asked his age. he looked at me cautiously and replied, "Oh about 10." Director and said, Otto Brower laughed "That's Hollywood - for 'you. He thought maybe you were figuring on using him in another picture, and he wouldnt tell his age until he found out how old you until he found out how wanted him to be." Spring Floods Uncover Rare Museum Pieces BOSTON (UP)—Two rare examples of Indian vessels now on exhibit at the New England Museum of Natural History were uncovered by spring floods in western Massachusetts. One was used originally as a cooking utensil and later punctured and utilized as a corn storcr. The other Ls unusual because of a two-pointed rim. Museum officials say the latter was made in New York or Canada by the Iroquois tribe. SERIAL STORY CARIBBEAN CRISIS BY EATON K. GOLDTHWAITE COPYRIGHT. 1942. NEA SERVICE. INC. ANSWER: The Trojan horse episode, Paul Revere's ride, Sheridan's ride. NEXT: Is poison ivy something: new? * HARRISON IN HOLLYWOOD THF. STORV—Four visitors nr- rive at :i Miifeh "\Vc-st Indian island to complicate the liCe of IU1I Tnl- cott. who h:is IIL-PM there for nix years jis l>r:im-li iiintiaprcr for an American chemical firm. Thej- are llalsoy. Itill's Kiicccsxor; nil auditor, who immediately accuses Jlill of a larjre saorla^c in his ac- eouiitx; HIacI)o\veII. a d etc dive. Itrougrht to take Bill hark to 1hc States if any irregularity were I'nimd. and June Fnfor.soii.'hemiti- lul cousin of Hill's former roommate. On their first ni^hl on the inland IFalscy and .Tune are molested by nnJivrn djirinjr a walk. l;aier .lime is awakened hy slimits from Ihe dock and the sight of a mysterious schooner. * * * U - Williams K1ONW I KMOW WHY TWAM US—HE NAAKES DOES SEEM COLLECTING USE OL 1 SACKS USE.S AM OL. 1 BR1C-P CASE. OP \-\\s, DAD'S' O'i- US IM LOOKS, '' — |-\V1 CAM OF Ol..' MAG/VZ1MF LOOK HRVF- RF-V-, THE i-. EM LOO;< I..HVI-. SHOULD ELGA RY PAUL HARRISON pted Boles to quit Hollywood for NEA Service Staff Correspondent j concert tours. HOLLYWOOD.—All over the lot: j A few weeks ago. when the sing- There's a local adage to the effect j ing actor happened (.0 be in town, that you always .should be nice to ihe had an offer from tho. .studio of the office boy because, in this I a substantial rnle as the elder unpredictable business, he may br'male in romantic: rectnnple called your boss tomorrow. John Boles l "Love and Kisses. Caroline." It can toll yon that this is no joko. turned out that he had been sug- While Bolrs was a big star attested for the part by the ])ic- Umvcr.s:\l he made a sort of protr^o jt.urc's producer, Mr. Philip Karl- of the assistant prop boy, nn ;.stein, alert, amusing kid named Ph.il i * * * . Karlstrin. U.socl to take him to j TIRKI) HIM Innrh occa-sionsxlly and on the srt. i Red Skclton reports 'he found would encourage him in planning | a way to beat the tire shortage: a career. Later, a succession of | bought a lot of tennis shoes and bad roles and noor pictures prom-hashed 'em around the wheels of OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople GOOD BOY, GLADSTONE ? VOL) LEARNED UOVM TO TW/XT QUICKER,TUNx} GOME OF TUB GUYG IN CO\t OLD BOVSTU' AFTER TUNE PATERSON moved feverishly; slipped into the plum- colored slacks, threw on a blouse and jacket, whipped a tri-cor- nercd bandana about her tousled hair. With more speed than judgment she packed her overnight case, groping in the darkness for the things that were nearest to hand. Her trunk, she decided, could wait. The least that Bill Talcott could do for her would be to see that it followed her home. Her sole thought was of escape from Abas, from the horrible heat and odor, from the grim, silent intrigue that had settled on the place, turning them all into taciturn, suspicious strangers. There \vas a boat of some kind attempting to land nt the pier now. It was in all .probability a government boat; from what June Paterson had seen on her brief stay, had gathered from the words of Leonard Halsey, the law would soon come to Abas, and thus she thought this gray, close-cruising schooner must be its convej-ance. She had no idea ns to whether the boat was Dutch or American; where it was going or whither it had come. She knew only that she wanted to get away, to breathe clean air again and forget the liorriblc memories of the past few nours. Resolutely .she .seized her bag and with never a backward glance slipped through the darkened house into the nether dawn. Distant stars showed dispiritccl- j<]y through blanketing clouds; the i thin moon had set and the dark path was treacherous beneath her feet. Blindly she stumbled down the hill, shaking off unseen fingers of verdant growth that pawed in silent challenge at her passage. She was very near hysteria wh.cn a rise of ground brought her to the cleared slope and she saw the lights of the pier In the deep shadow of a frangipani tree 'she collided head on with a standing figure. It^was MucDowcll, and when he had picked himself up and got some 1 of. his wind back he grunted, Miss Paterson! I almost shot ou! What in Pete's name IM goin' m down there?" She glared, more in shock than anger. "Why don't you investi- ate?" she blazed. "You have a pistol. Are you afraid?" MacDowell grunted, "I ain't afraid, Mire. But I got a wife and two kids back in New York, and that gang on th' dock is mak- n' a little too free with knives. They—" Another form came hurtling down the slope and Halsey, py- iamas showing beneath a robe, skidd.ed to a halt. "I heard a shot," he panted. "Are you all ight? Have you seen Struthers? He wasn't in his rooia— What's happening?" • • • A BOOMING roar engulfed his ^ words; the deep-throated bark of a heavy caliber gun. It ripped through the night, reverberating against the rocky hills, dying with startling suddenness into a void of intense silence. Halsey's rangy figure stiffened. "This has gone far enough," he snapped. "Miss Paterson, please return to the house. MacDowell, come with me." But the girl would not return to Bill Talcott's house. No matter what the future might hold in store, she couid never go back there. She did not argue; in fact, no word did she utter either in confirmation or denial of the order. But when Halsey and MacDowell began a loping run for the pier she followed, the ridiculous overnight case banging against her knees. The sight that confronted her when she at last gained the smooth-worn stones of the pier was strange, almost unbelievable. The schooner was long and low to the water and from her sharp nose to her square stern she was a dull and dirty gray. The men who had come from her, some of them, were lined up along the pier like vicious dogs ready to spring, and opposite them in a defensive huddle stood Bill Talcott and Tomas and Sebastien. The little overseer wasn't gesticulating now; he was ^holding his arm and blood dripped between his fingers and his fat, sweating face was grimaced with pain Three prone figures, sprawled like wash from a broken line, attested to the ferocity of the brief defense. Talcott was staring levelly, no1 at the men confronting him, but at the schooner's deck. June Paterson followed his eyes and sa}V the reason for the fight's end 1 On the cabin roof, seated as calm- y as if watching a sunset, .was a warthy villain armed with a hotgun. His black hair was un<empt and fell in a tangle behind iis ears; dazzling white teeth opened a gash in his dark face. He wore no shirt and his box- ike chest was furry and his long, leavy arms were scrolled with faded designs in tattoo. * • * , Meester Talcott!" the m&n. with the shotgun laughed, swinging his heels gently. "So you want to make trouble, hey? You no like Cap'ii Jackson to visit your island, hey?" You know I don't like it," Bill Talcott responded. "You and your gang have brought me endless trouble. The poor, frightened people you dump here are penniless and many of them are sick. It gets me in all kinds of jams with the authorities. It endangers the residents of the islands. Now, for the last time, clear out of here!" The man with the shotgun scowled. "Meester TaLcott, you are in no poseetion to dictate terms. J, the wors' damn rascal in the Caribbean, make my owri terms. So now I 'ave two more for you. One ees a var' lovely woman; I would take her to San Tomas myself bot I am too much busy. So you wcel take her an' the gentleman. There weel be no trouble—they 'ave papers. Bot w'en you beat up my men, that I do not like. So I thcenk one day you an' me will 'ave a var' grand fight, Meester Talcott. Soon, I hope. No?" "No. And if you have two more people, you keep them. And I advise you to get going before the blar.k men of this island come swarming down thai hillside to kill us all." At his words the dark rogue turned an involuntary glance toward the path, and had not MacDowell spoken then, June Paterson's presence might have gone unnoticed. MacDowell swaggered forward, pistol level in his hand, growling, "Refugee smugglers, hey? Okay. Get goin', and don't leave nobody behind either!" The muzzle of the shotgun turned. "You want to gamble with thec pistol against thccs?" Jackson grunted. "Damn fool! My feenger var' nervous—" His shoulder raised imperceptibly. June Paterson cried out, but the warning was too late. One of the prone figures .raised silently behind MacDowell to bring down a blackjack in a crushing blow against the mustached one's head. (To Be Continued)

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