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TUESDAY, MAY 26, 1942 BLYTHEVILLE, (ABK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREE • EDSON IN ^WASHINGTON >" By PETER EDSON Courier News Washington Correspondent This piece will tell you about the Gremlins and the Fil'inellas, the Widgets and the'Flippertygib- bets. You never heard of them?Then read carefully. First there were the Gremlins. British pilots of the R. A. F. saw them. Gremlins are only a few inches tall. They have horns growing out of a triangular face. And a little spiked tail. They can't fly, but they wear tiny black vacuum boots that enable them to walk on the ceiling and walls, or even stand on the wings of a dive bomber as it goes screeching toward its target at 400 or 500 mile an hour. Every British pilot has .his personal Gremlins. Airmen will sit at tea or at beer and talk about their Gremlins by the hour. Where Gremlins came from originally, nobody knows, nor who .saw them first. But right after the war broke out. young lads of the R. A. F. began to see Gremlins dancing on their plane wings as they flew off to Germany with their loads of bombs, cr they would find Gremlins in ther pockets, or upsetting their beer at mess. Gradually the stories about the Gremlins began to grow until, today, they constitute an amazing and fabulous folklore of flying. British pilots going out to Libya, the Near East, India or Australia have i'cund that their Gremlins went along, so Gremlins are now practically all over the world. The Gremlins are not Nazis. Oh! definitely not! And they are not bad, either. Just mischievous. For •instance, Gremlins like to jam the triggers on machine guns. When a pilot has to bail out, the Gremlins like to keep the parachute from "Black Light" Shines As An Answer To Industry's Blackout Problems opening. Gremlins like to strands in control cables, iray and jump up ond down on struts till Here's how "bluck light" beats the blackout. Photo ut left, above, taken under normal lighting conditions, shows' research expert William Pettit marking 1 the .numbers of a -freight car with fluorescent chulk. The invisible rays of' the'.ultra.-violet spotlight beside the track (right) react on the fluorescent chalk to make the numbers glow. The glare seen around Uie spotlight was introduced only so that the lamp would show in the photograph. Normally the ultraviolet lamp shows no light. • Follow The Pathways'To Comfort With These Peruvian Sniffs By NEA Service area where blackouts are becoming "Black light" can beat the black- . more frequent and extended. The out. "Black light" is the ultar-violet they weaken them to the breaking ray, which throws no beam and point. Gremlins also like to break is invisible to the naked eye. When sections of the transparent cowling,: teamed up with fluorescent chalk, so that pilots and bombers catch.it works on the old invisible ink principle, makes the chalk glow so that it is easily seen in the dark. With many war industries faced V^with the problem of carrying on cold. FULL OF TRICKS Gremlins like to crawl inside cylinder heads and foul the spark! plugs. get inside the recess of periments have turned to the a retractable landing gear ana systerious whi h peocetlme just when the pilot gets ready to mr , rj ; Hnp 11<S p-A n > rfmt h * n «,„ land, the Gremlins will brace their feet against the wheel to keep it from being lowered, so that the pilot will have to open his throttle, circle the field and come back to make a crash landing. When Gremlins behave like this, you .have to talk to them and explain very patientify that musn't do things like that again. Gremlins can be trained. There are even good Gremlins-' " " . " : " From incidents like these, you begin to see why the Gremlins came into being. They are a psychological letdown for young pi- medicine uses to treat human ills. U. S. RAILROAD TAKES BRITISH CUE Among .the first American industries to experiment with "black light" was the .Seaboard Railway, which serves the Atlantic Coast Seaboard took its cue from British railroads which have operated successfully in darkness during air raids. It is increasingly important for railroads transporting vital wai supplies, because it is necessary to see and check freight-car numbers when assembling trains in the yards. All activity ceased in freight yards during Britain's blackouts thus delaying much important material. This problem was solved bj. the ingenious use of the ultraviolet ray lamp. Here's the operation. Freight- car numbers are traced with fluorescent chalk. When a switchman turns his ultra-violet lamp on the side of the car, the uum- uer glows as if lit from within. Thus the car.s may be .sorted and switched in the freight yard without a flicker of light to guide an enemy raider. RAY'S USES ARE NUMEROUS HONOLULU, T, II. (UP)—Until Mrs. Harriet D. Wileox came u most of the soldiers in Honolulu just threw their sorks away when they t>°t holes in the heel or their blvv toes be 141111 protruding. 'Now "Mom" WlU'ox hit;; taken the situution over urn! is the champion sock '.turner in tlie territory. Mom, small, gray - haired ami matronly, came here from Berkeley several moiitlus ago, and she and her husband immediately opened ,heir little home to liie armed forci's. telling the boy^ to "make themselves at home." The Marines, being the first gan^ anywhere, found nut about the Wileox home first; then the wore! got around that anybody in a uniform could walk In, peel ofl their shirts, raid the icebox ami make themselves right at home and forget UK> war for a few minutes. That was how Mrs. Wileox found out about ths? soek problem. "IMoiu" Hluslu's "Several of tlw boys jjot Lo talking about socks one day," .she sail "and one ot them asked me if l'< show him how lo darn a pair. 1 never reulixed until then what a tough time the follows were having with their socks. I offered lo do this lad's darning for him and I've hiul a steady job of it ever since. "It's really nothing." she blushed, "but I can do it well and it gives the boys an excuse to come around and M.V. Wileox and I like to know them and have them around." Mom Wilcox's idea is to give the There are many war uses for the during blackouts. other potential ultra-violet ray For instance, army and navy *i taste of the home life they knew back on tho mainland and she's doing an admirable job of it. Her biggest problem Is to gel the socks before the holes ^et too li Bijf" us Tost Holes "It's hard to make some of these fluorescent chalk might be 'used to mark station names, signals and train schedules on blackboards, and "black light" played on them when visibility becomes necessary. Nor are these the only possible out-of-door uses fo rthc "invisible" lighting process. "Black light," according to the experimenters, might be used to mark military and commercial air fields, or to light up tools and construction material for preciion work which must be done out of doors in a 'round-the-clock industrial schedule. lots, to greatest, relieve them from the most concentrated nervous strain know to man.' Gremlins are something to help a young birdman' explain away his trou- not to do it again. Cheerio!" And that's that. AS TO THE LADIES! '" Gremlins are all males. As the legends grew and the observation of the life and hibits of the Gremlins became more scientific, it was discovered there were females of the species. But the females are Fif5nella.s. A Fifinella is rare indeed, being a good bit like a Queen Bee. The males all seek her out, but she is very elusive, proud and this expedition are eagerly awaited, but probably can't be brought out till the next raid. Let you know about it just as scon as I hear. bles and laugh about them. They I haughty as a Queen should be. are a change of subject from this; Baby Gremlins are know as Wid- gruesome business of war. Gremlins are fun. But if you want to get pedantic or didactic or psychiatric about them, you can say that the Gremlins are one of the greatest psychological allies the United Nations can possibly have, flier comes in from a job with a few bullet holes in his wings. He has had tough going on the mission and been strafed plenty. He doesn't wane to report to his flight mechanic that he was hit, that he maneuvered his plane badly, that he didn't see the enemy that got him. That would be bad for his own ^uorale. The human element must be considered. Young pilots must be kept relaxed and self- assured. So, when the airman comes back with a hole or two in his wings, he is apt to talk to his mechanic something like this: gets and a baby FifineUa is a Flippertygibbet. The story goes on from there. My authority on Gremlins tells me that there are now Gremlins in the United States. This is strictly in confidence, but on a boat recently arrived in America from England, a Fifinella stowed away in the Captain's cabin. There were a number of Gremlins on beard, too, and when they found out about the Fifinella!—It was the principle topic of conversation all the way across. Anyway, this Fifinella is now in Canada at an R. A. F. training school, and it's probable that more will be heard from her later. AMENDMENT NO. 32 Proposed by the General Assembly and filed in the office of the Secretary of State on the 27th day of March, 1941. BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATE OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS, A MAJORITY OF EACH HOUSE AGREEING THERETO: THAT THE FOLLOWING IS HEREBY PROPOSED AS AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS, AND UPON BEING SUBMITTED TO THE ELECTORS OF THE STATE FOR APPROVAL AT THE NEXT GENERAL ELECTION FOR REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATORS, IF A MAJORITY OF THE ELECTORS VOTING THEREON. AT SUCH AN ELECTION, ADOPT SUCH AMENDMENT THE SAME SHALL BECOME A PART OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS, TO-WIT: and for the purpose of creating a sinking fund, to obtain sites, am for the constructon and equipment of buildings, and ' all other necessary expenses incident to the efficient administration of such Junior College, a tax not to exceed two mills on the dollar may be leviec on the taxable real and persona property of such district, if at at election to be provided for by th General Assembly, a majority o the qualified electors of such dis tricks shall vote "For Junior Col Icge Tax." Such tax or taxes .shal be in addition to rill other tnxe now authorized by law and th levy thereof shall not be .stibjec to the provision of Amendment No 19 to the Constitution of the State Such tax or taxes shall be levied and collected in the same manner that the district taxes of common school districts are now, or may hereafter be levied and collected. The General Assembly may authorize such district to authorize the P162 Bright Peruvian scuffs—quickly mmlc of hfftvy cotton rug yam will acid du.sh to your summer house costume and will give you cool comfort lor thq hottest divys. They're us (;ny In color as the peasant costumes ol some of the South American countries—and us Soles, straps '-ind "cushion" heel are nil made .separately and then KEY WEST, Fla. (UP)—The war boom has hit Key West like a tropical hurricane and' lifted this southernmost city of f ihe : United States from the .doldrums of decay: •The navy, which abandoned Key West when the world was talking disarmament and everlasting pence, has repossessed this 'Gibraltar of the -Gulf, of Mexico, given it a new coat of paint aiid, In a period of little riiore than a year, pub some $12,000,000 in its collective pocket. ', , • ,,, . ., ./. : ., Approximately 20,000 persons,,riot counting army and navy personnel, 'ure crowded upon this island of four square miles, Small apartments rented 1'or $100 a month and UP before rent-control was ordered, if you could find a vacancy. 1 .Food anil clothing have soured'In price. New Water Pipeline In 193G building permits'; issued here totaled $05,000. Last year.they jumped to $570,000. , Today, bfir- rucks, mess hulls and apartment houses are springing up ; almost* overnight. To • meet tho Increased population's demand on the city's meager water supply, '1500 workers are working around the clock laying a •$3,600,000 pipeline through which fresh water will be brought to Key West. In 1935 Key West was dependent upon government relief. With the cigar Industry moved to Tarhpu and rum-running—once a profitable enterprise—ended, the population dwindled to 12,434. A few tourists—attracted' by .the oung fellows realize the truth o ° , , ,„, he old adage 'a stitch in tlmcsaves !sol ' L on Lhe Ceilt ' 11S llmim wot)l - llu> line'," she said, "and some of the loles brought me for darning are he si'/e of post holes." Her ambition Ian ling centers to start sock in which fho.se women living near army and navy bases capable of handling a needle and darning thread will offer their services to the enlisted men. "An army might travel on il.'.s stomach," she said, "but it will nove much more comfortably on a darned sock instead of one with n iole in it. If all the women would ?et together and offer to darn the Days' socks it would .make military life a lot simpler for them all besides saving them plenty of money which they can't afford to spend for new socks." ncs In the illustration are made of wo balls of royal blue, and one mil of paprika led. .Soles are of the blue, cushiony heel is of red and the design on the criss-cross .straps s of reel. Use these two colors or my other two-color combination that you may prefer. sewn Lo the solo. You'll be so pleased with your first pair that you'll keep right on and make scuffs for al the yi'osvn-ups in your family. Scuffs sizes arc small, medium and large, nil in the .same pattern. To obtain 'complete- crocheting Instructions or t.he Peruvian Scuffs (Pattern No. PHi'2) send your name together with your Address, the Pattern Number and 10 cents in Coin, plus one cent postage, to (Courted News) Pattern Service, ifKj Seventh Avenue, New York, N. Y. Rayon Comes To The Rescue 01: America's Glamorous Legs 'HIGHLIGHTS FROM LATEST BOOKS Two Col led ions Of Stories, Plays There are also reports that ai Section 1. The General Assembly Gremlin stowed away on Jimmy! is hereby authorized and empow- Doolittle's plane that bombed ered to P«>vide by general law for Tokyo, riding a bomb to earth the creation, establishment. sup- Two of the brighter lights of American literature shine this week with collections of their works, most cf them unpublished before, to bring joy to their partisans and confuse their enemies. Few can be neutral about this pair. The books are "Rrmle-Da?//le" (Harcourt, Brace: $3.50). new plays and opinions of William Saroyan, and William Faulkner's "Go Down, Moses" (Random House: £2.50). issuance of bonds against the tax Sa .royan, yielding to none in his and jumping off just before the ! P° rt .- regulation and control of Ju"Sergeant, I'm afraid one of my explosion. The fliers who know' nior College Districts. Each dis- Gremlins is up to a new trick, j about this say tn at the Gremlin had every intention of seeking out While I was cut over Sidi Bar- rani after that convoy. I saw the Gremlin walk out en the wing there. A moment later I noticed he had a brace and bit and was boring a hole through the wing. Frightfully -sorry! I spoke to him on the way back, and he's promised an oriental Fifinella, to win her over to our side, and for other purposes. Think of all the damage that could be done to Jap avia- trict. at the time of its creation, shall contain contiguous territory with an assessed valuation of real and personal property of not less than $8,000,000. The General Assembly shall have power to change tion if the oriental Gremlins could j the boundaries of such districts and be set to playing tricks on the Jap j to abolish them. For administra- pilots. Reports on the success of' tion, faculty, maintenance, repairs, For long-lasting persona! charm .. Budget your time to include daily Baths First rule for personal charm is the daily bath, say America's beauty experts. Here's why: Your bath provides a welcome break in the day's routine . . . relaxes nerve tension, helps restore energy. And a fast, finishing shower adds zestful stimulation. But you can't enjoy lasting benefits .from just one bath. Or from occasional baths, either. Had your beauty bath yet today? ^ Daily baths make you fee! better— ond others notice it, admiringly! which may be levied as herein provided. Section 2. Provided that if such a district so created shall include more than one county or parts of more than one county, then such a district must be ratified by ti majority of the electors in each of the said counties or in each of the said areas smaller than a county, voting for the tax herein provided at tho election heretofore mentioned. Following such ratification the entire area within said District shall constitute the said Junior College District. Witness my hand and Seal this 30th day of April. 1942. C. G. HALL, Secretary of Etate. Too Late to Classify FOR SALE 1 factory built Hays house trailer A-i condition. 20 feet long, completely furnished, 2 beds. Bargain for quick sale. Man going to army. Located at Henington Paint & Trim Shop, Sikeston, Mo. 5-26-ck-2 WANTED Driving to Flint. Mich., would like 3 parties to share expenses. Box 122, Holland, Mo. Phone 17F2. Steele, Mo. 26-ck-29 idmiration of Saroyan, leads off vith a discussion of the theater in ;eneral and his contributions in ^articular which sets the pace for .his siire-to-be-rend book. He ad- nits the public and most people of the stage are not prepared for his plays. Best k:iown of the Saroyan works in this volume is "The Great American Goof." As do most of his plays. "The Goof" reads as well as it performs. A onc-ncter called "The Hungcrers" is about the best thing in the book, and the funniest i.s the lecture on "Good Health, Its Cause and Cure" from "Elmer and Lily." As Saroyan says, "If the critics have not yet agreed with me on the value of my work, it is .still to be proved that I am not the writer I say I am." Faulkner's new stories, intensely southern in background and spirit, speak with that dreamy violence and the perverse fatalism of character which have made him famous, and this book contains some of his finest writing. The title story is one of his best, full of pity and tragedy. "The Bear," a longer talc, will please many, while "The Old People" is an exercise in contrasting squalor and magnificence and is pure Faulknerian. BV AUCIA 1IMIT , 1 NJiA Srrvkf Staff Writer | You're uolng to llkn vour mv "' oncd lee iippwl. f> ntc y° u know how to cultivate it. Most women will bi« bkrc-lcgiced at least part of tliu time, this .summer, but there :ira plenty of l.imix«; when a unl just doesn't Ted dressed. much less uttracUvdy dressed, without, a soft and smooth sheer something—and somthiug solid—on those- legs. Huyon hose cnn be that, One large house dcmonsturted it to n, lot of fashion scouts the other dav. Twenty beautiful legs were displayed, some in silk, others in ny- on, some In ruyon. Trying to ;tiess which wtus what, gave the experts quite :i merry time. For he.se rayons were improved—•mudc- on fine-gauge miichinns rind made throughout of :i single type of yarn. A featured glsimor number was a gossamer .sheer web. Try them. :uul tend (hem gently! No more whisking you .stockings into the bow! b-.'fore going to bed | and putting tlu-m on again next morning. ;»s you did with nylons. Manufacturers and government ;-x- Church Is Supported By Ginger Jar Donations ORiLEANS, Mnss. (UP) — Cape Cod folks sometimes call the Holy Spirit (Episcopal) church here thir "ginger Jar church." Since the parish was founded nine yenrs ago It has been '.support-. cd by offerings placed in a ginger' city's qualntness—visited Key West, but not in sufficient numbers to ,provUUvi\n Income for the native "conchs." Buildings were standing empty and Key West had much the appearance of a "ghost town." Tocluy Its streets are teeming with thousands of servi^ men and civilian workers. Bicycles—still the principal mode of transportation— line its sldwealks, while Inside its jammed stores and restaurants, shoppers stand in line for service. Only 90 miles from the northern coast of Cuba, Spanish is spoken in Key West almost as much as English. Cuban sandwiches, Spanish dinners and "turtleburgers" are featured on every menu. Bars are lined three deep from dusk to dawn, and many never close their doors. Telephone and telegraph facilities are so ..overtaxed It sometimes requires sev- v cral hours to complete a call or dispatch a message. Now the headquarters for the seventh nnvnl district, this historical city overnight has become one of Florida's moab -important points. Key westers' already have forgotten the lean years past. Key jar ut the door. Tho church services, formerly held in a ship's deckhouse that was salvaged from a wreck, are presided over by the Klmbnll, who was a business man until his 04th birthday, when he West Is at war. Read Courier News want ads. perls both warn Dretties must dry hours. YARN IS TKNHER Unit I, hi; rayon for at least 24 HART I* This yarn is t/Tribly tender when cbinj). Uncle Sam suggests them !!'» hours' (Irving time. You .should buy at least two pairs, just, alike. ;il one time. Then you won't nerd tit cut down on drying lime, nnri wears nut when one von cnn of a pair match—and wear—the otlu-r one. Ask for high-twist, rnyon hose, and be -sure the foot nnd leg are long enough. American women custniTwviiv hav:> worn n si/c too small, should gci the correct ,si/i?. particularly whr-n they get rayon. vhich shrinks :v little with the irst washing. Thousands have ound nil-rayon perfectly phtis- actory. but some believe that, n stocking foot, reinforced with cot- .on will wear best. BLYTHEVILLE WATER CO. Bernard Allen, Manager "Water Is Your Cheapest Commodity" FOUND Gray marc mule, picked up on Highway 61. Phone 763, W. W. Shaver residence. dh FOR RENT New 5 room house in Lnxora. 1 block south of school. $25 month. Mrs. Frank Dent.on, apply 122 E. Davis after 6 p.m. 5-26-ck-2 Small white LOST terrier with black spots, wearing collar. Reward. Notify Green Payne. 816 Clark St. 26-pk-29 A European sight-seeing bus is called a "char-a-bang." FOR BETTER GROOMED HAIR MOROLINE Vera Cruz Worries About Shipping Restrictions VERA CRUZ. Mexico (UP)—The Mexican embassy in Washington has been instructed to ask the United States to intervene in a situation which threatens to turn this city into a virtual ghost town, according to Melcior Pelusqui, port customs' collector. Pelusqui said he and President Camacho had discussed the effect of decisions taken by American shipping lines to curtail drastically their gulf coast service through Vera Cruz. He said the President had given him assurance the Mexican find embassy would some relief. attempt to The record wind velocity at Mt Washington, N. H., is almost double that of any other observation station in the country—188 against 95 for North Head, Wash. Tindian Trappers Farming" NEW ORLEANS <UP)— Indians of Isle Joan Charles, a four-mile strip of marsh-surrounded woods southwest of horn, hnvc signed up for FSA loans to farm under the "food for victory program." They arc traditional trappers and fishermen. was ordained a minister. MILLION AMERICANS Start The Day With— 7-DAY COFFEE A Maxwell House product, blended by MaxwMl! House. Regular Price 1 Ib. 25c 3 Ibs. 69c (Watch for week-end Special) Exclusive at— Pickard's Grocery 1044 Chickasawba PH. 2043 —and they're turning to buses for efficient wartime travel "In-Between" the^great metropolitan areas—in small towns, in fast-growing new industrial centers, at cross-roads communities and on farms—more than half of the people in this nation are living, working, 'aiding the war effort. And, as more cars are retired, they're coming to depend more and more upon buses for efficient essential travel. Greyhound, for instance, offers the only service to great numbers of these communities—and unduplictted service to still greater numbers! Greyhound carries more passengers to, from, and between these "In- Between" points, than between big cities—saving rubber, fuel, and other vital material! every mile J GREYHOUND LINES ^, {OT , / Station—109 N> 5th, Phone 441 JBlytheville, Arkansas ^GREYHOUND lINfS &*&£.

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