The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 27, 1942 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 27, 1942
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f PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 1942 THE BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS 1' r " THE CQURIER NEWS CO. Hi' VST-' HAINES, Publisher SAMUEL P. NORRIS, Editor Wm. B. WHITRffiAD, Advertising Manager . 8qto National Advertising Representatives; Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, D«Atlanta; 'Memphis. last ounce of energy we possess. In that way, say Uiosc who should know best, we can stop Jfiller this year and destroy him some day. * Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday •btered as second class. matter at th* 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, 15c per week, or 65c per month. . .Bv mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year $150 for six months, 75c for three months; ' by mail in postal zones two to six Inclusive, $C.50 per year; in zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year payable in advance. * Experts Agree American newspaper correspondents, released from internment in Germany and- Italy, seem to agree unanimously that the economics and morales of the axis nations -are low now and sinking lower. This coincides with the most creditable information we have been getting out of enemy countries for some time. The reporters are unanimous likewise in warning that they have seen nothing that would justify belief that either Germany or Italy is dose to the cracking point. They say that while the tide is turning, Hitler's armies will have to be licked .on the. battlefields before the war is won. The trained observers who have .just left Germany an ; d Italy agree with information reaching official Washington, that Hitler is forced to shoot the works this year. If lie does not win in 1942 he never can. This -is. very cheering. We believe that we can prevent Der Fuehrer from achieving victory this year. So the war is won. A wave of optimism sweeps the country. Increasingly we 'hear and read, very tentative suggestions that we might—probably we won't, but wfoo knows ?-— we might' end 'the war this year. . ...;.. Any. such idea, however hedged, would seem to be a dangerous misin- , terpretation of all the expert opinion we have, been getting. This warning is supported by a high .(and anonymous) Washington official, who does not- want •••Hitler 'aided, by an over- : optimism that might first lead to slackening. of our effort and later, when defeats come along, to a reaction resembling defeatism. * * * The conclusion upon which experts agree is not that we can end the war this year. They say only that, if we go all out, we can prevent Hitler from winning this year, and thereby can put ourselves in position to beat him in 1943, 1944 or 1945. Even that is cause for great elation. This is the first time that the best- informed "experts have been in position to be so positive even that we could win at. some future time. We have been told that we could, as a matter of morale. We have forced ourselves to 'believe the reassurances, because to act upon any other assumption would be suicidal. But now, for the first time, our brains confirm what we wishfully thought — that might is reinforcing right on our side at long last. * * * Those who know best do not say that we inevitably shall stop Hitler this year and beat him later. They say that we CAN do those things if we give every Nurses Needed The Red Cross is faced with the task of finding about a thousand nurses a month, for the rest of this year, for the Army and Navy. The rapid expansion of our armed forces, and their movement into the fighting zones, make it certain that a tremendous expansion of the nursing service ill be required. If this is to be orderly, with the minimum of upset to civilian institutions, it must be planned now. The Red Cross must learn upon .whom our soldiers and sailors can count. SIDE GLANCES QtiteM. Publication in this column o£ editorials from other newspapers does not necessarily mean endorsement but Is an acknowledgment ol r interest in the subjects discussed. Why Fret Over Sugar? It's ii well-worn adage but use hasn't hurt it much—that old "crack" about it being an ill wind Unit blows nobody good. And it scorns to be even more applicable in war times l.hsin in peaceful days. So long have housewives been using sugar and so cheap has it been that when Washington announced rationing soon would be in effect there was either a scramble to lay in a supply or shrieks of protest, or both. There are not many old-fashioned mothers, in the city, who make "goodies" for their children but the rural mother—Heaven bless her —still takes pride in her pies, cakes, cookies and other sweets. It is hardly necessary to tell the rural housewife that sugar is needed occasionally but not always. Therefore, she has no more than a' passing interest in recipes telling how to manufacture delicious dishes. But the city matron who has depended heavily upon sugar could read profitably some of 11 ic recipes which have appeared in the Democrat. A series in -Friday's edition told of sugarless dishes that even "read good" to say nothing of tasting good, that is, "Making your mouth water," as the" old saying has It. Candied sweet potatoes head the list. Enough said. Then comes soft custard. And what adult today has forgotten the marvelous custards his mother made. These sugarless custards arc just as good, we are-told. Honey ice cream, delicious cookies, prune pudding. In all those, too, sugar is "the missing ingredient—but nobody misses it. The article containing the recipes says: "In just a short while'we will all be adjusted to the now sugar order and wonder just what we did with the eight or 10 pounds of sugar on our former marketing list." That says it, all. —Arkansas Democrat. • • SO THEY SAY It is generally recognized on the fighting front that war factory workers arc doing as. much as anyone to win the war.— Capt. Hewitt T. Wheless, Army Air Corps hero. * * * Doolittle carried out the raid against Japan from the air base Shangri La, which was not otherwise described by Roosevelt. — Berlin radio broadcast heard in New York. Our nation probably contributed more to the industrial revolution than any. but we understood it less— Prof. George S. Counts, Columbia University. * * * Whether we like it or not, America is not going back to tho "good old days."— Walter D. Fuller, former president of National Association of Manufacturers. * * * . » I figured it was my duty— Jay T. Ansberry. Cleveland father of 11, enlisting in Army. "Great Axis Victory" in the Making COPR. 1942 BY NEA SERVICE. INC. T. M. REG. U. S. PAT. OFF. I'm pleased to see Doris entertaining boys from the Army and Navy together, and I know you l\vo are going to become great friends." By William Ferguson THIS CURIOUS WORLD . i ...•'-•"•-' v.-T'V / , ""^ i -^ •' ','^: ; ^^(' : ('^'i:^'^^'^.. on, and for 3G more pictures, Bette Voyager" is sudden and probably when I stood on the stasje at healthful—better for her, she be- Davis was a mean woman. When very edge of the screen. lieves, than the complete reversal in the eighth •as accepted so gallantly he audience's heartstrings anked OLID by the roots. Thus lie big-eved demi-heroinc built a trivial comedy represented "The Bride Came C. O. D. Anyway, she's happy about it. GOOD NEWS One of these days—or years, at olid reputation for playing what MIGRATING DOWN IN THIS REST AND least—you'll make ho calls ''the gutty gals." In recent roles she seemed to when ushered to a front seat in a crowded movie or shunted 3e reaching for new heights of nsolence and selfishness. Her over against a wall. There will be no eye strain, no distortion that Eugene Pal- Foxes ' was neatly lette looks like the quiet mood and the Life" found her mistreating Oliva Ic Havilland and stealing her nan. THE SCIENTIFIC NAME OF THE /AMERICAN BISON, OR 8UFFALQ-, I SERIAL STORY THE MOON HAS RISEN, DAV OR- N!GHT 7 'TIS SAID TO BE GCJT, WHEN SHINING BRIGHT," Pdsul A\. Harris, VjVhite Plains. NEXT: What is Totemism? the It's an optical trick done with two concentric sheets of woven glass fiber curved to approximate the curve of the projection lens. That's about as much as I understand, except that it really works. The annual catch of whales in' the Antarctic exceeds 10.000. Some men have been out here installing what they call a Retiscope screen in a local theater, and it's amazing. At a demonstration, I moved all house and even found Try our "Own Made" Ice Cream Oie Hickory Inn CARIBBEAN CRISIS BY EATON K. GOLDTHWAITE COPYRIGHT. 1942. NEA SERVICE. INC. * HARRISON IN HOLLYWOOD BY PAUL HARRISON | Her character is a complex and Service Staff Correspondent changing thing influenced by neau- HOLLYWOOD—In her next picture, the "new" Bctte Davis positively will not yo crazy, lose her eyp.Mght. chop off her lover's head, take n beating, go to prison, betray her husband, be tried for murder, wreck a kingdom, or even sit on n cactus. At the moment. Miss Davis is rcvrUiiiL: in n. role for which almost ; my dramatic actress would give a new set of tires. In "Now. Voyager," .she has three loves, 30 costumes and a sort of three- resets, frustrations, mother-hut rerl. love on mountain tops and, other overtones of despair and joy that are apple pie for hrr. Also, for the first time in many pictures, she gets all the sympathy. HERK'S THE RECORD A glance at the record shows that conditions have not always been so pleasant. She began pleasantly enough with George in "The Man Who Played God." In "Three On a -Match" she was n stenographer and sat on the boss' lap. In "Dark Horse," her third, she way role. She plays a 20-year- old miss, a 28-year-old bachelor .girl, and a smartly dressed and iwas a secretary again, but the cy- t happily adjusted young woman of clc had begun. She was arrested, the world. ' With a few exceptions from then OUT OUR WAY fHERE IT IS AGAIN)/ V ~> I HERES HOW—INDIANS HAD LOTS OF TIME BUT THEY SAVED IT, ANYHOW, BY SAY IN NOTHVM' BUT "HOW TO EVERYTHING/ WE-SAY HOW CAN WE DO ANYTHING ABOUT THAT? HOW VJE CAN \£> THE ' ONLY WAY TO THIMK WOW: ANOTHER GUY WINS A BIG NAME PER. HIMSELF- A HERO/ AM' ME jus 1 srrriN 1 HERE —OH, FER. JUST A FEW MORE VEA&S OF AGE:/ "HOW DO YOU CO," " HOW'S "TH* KIDS?" "HOW'S TH' TIRES ? "HOW DOES HE DO IT?* "HOW DO L LOOK? GOSH, WHUT A LOT O' TIME WE COULD SAVE FER.TH' WAR, WITH JUST HOW/ TWO HOWS FE^ A WIMDY GUY/ J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople HEW WEU :- PR/XNVA, ALKING SiRD VOL3 SL-V CO\\& ALONiG.' I MU6T U0\\) &\G OTTO SS A BUTTON* INi UH 6ECOi\VES AS FR.\E^DLV AS A POLITICIAN/ OLD 60V WkS 6EENJ /XROUi^D / PCR. T\MO DkVS, ANiD I TrAf\T 5/XPGRlNi CF i U\S IS STRlCTLV j FALSETTO TIIR STOItY — RIU Tnloott In nlxmt to ri'turn (D Neiv York after six years on n Dutch West Indian. s iirruicli m:m:i^cr for :m A iiicriciiu rhrmical lirm, t«> fiice of .vliortn^e Jn his :ic- rmiuts. Hill i-onfrohtx the auditor who urniistr.s l»«"t. ch:ir.ices that he is Ix'ini; frnim-d l>y somcotie higher 'I'lie :iuili<or ri-niains in charge of Hie ]>iaiit ivhilo l?ill preyareM t«> i!«>ii:irt with llalsey, ivbo ^vas •<o Iiave been his Niiccv.s.sur; >Iac- Dmvcll. :i priv:i*e defretive; June I'.-itorson. eousin o£ I?5ll"s former roommate. and t-vvo r«'fu^ee!«, Hl:iriit:i S-.vetison anil 1'rof. Con- .stanliiKN ivh«> Ii:ive heon laiuliMl on the- isI.-Mul Iiy a -i-jllainous siuii^- ^:ltT iiatiK'tl .JaeUson. 3I:i«>D«>^vuil, ilKKmh Iiircd l).v ^he aiulitor. nr^res Itill to r»'t'»s«r exlraijition. Hut Bill li refers to ^o l»nek and face tlic 1> DJSSt * * * BILL BRACES UP CHAPTER XII TJE saw her again, later in the morning, talking in low, earnest tones to Halsey and he presumed it was about MacDowell. How much of their conversation she had overheard he could not tell; he hoped it wasn't too much. He was doubly glad he had informed Halsey he was ready to return to New York. In that way, MacDowell wouldn't be hurt. Dark-eyed, dark-haired Martha Swenson stayed close to the terrace, alternately reading and napping. The tension seemed to have missed her completely, or if she realized it she was too well bred to give a sign. There had been little opportunity to talk with her; Halsey had acted as spokesman and apparently she accepted the prima facie evidence that either Kalsey charge. or Struthera were in business, and while he might be ;ecretly sorry for Bill Talcott, there was nothing he could do about it. Halsey represented Old Man Winters, and if the Old Man told him that Saint Peter was short in his accounts, he would lammer at the pearly gates until he got an accounting. There was packing to ^o. In such n way does man shut tne door oJ Ihc past and enter the hifh roadol 1hc future. Strange, how little he hod gathered about hi ax in six years. Bits of coral, boc-^s, pipes articles of clothing that xrxm woulc be useless; a riding crop made ol a shark's spine; a voodoo mask In the way of personal possessions, there wasn't much. ?>£cf. much, even, of memories. A hurricane, a few sunsets, a few long, lazy swims in the jade grorm sea. A respeclablo bank account in Saint Thomas; "I suppose iheyTi attach that if they haven't already," he told himself bitterly. * * * t> H ALSEY cnmc in when Talcott was snapping the Ia;k of his trunk. Halscy's manner was businesslike and brusque and eye- avoiding. "The- supply boat arrives at noon?" he asked stiffly. "Usually." "Do you think they can accommodate us?" '•Til be very much surprised if Chcy can't." Ualsey nodded nnd went out. \vas Halsey; he represented advice. He'd merely asked for and received a definite answer. This was his one day of management. Let him for this day make his own decisions. And then let him unmake them when he got a look at the supply boat. Talcott had gone to the terrace when Struthers showed up, looking for Halsey. Struthers was carrying a bulky envelope whose purpose was too plain to be ignored; his precious "evidence" manufactured out of full fabric. "Halsey went off with Miss Paterson," Bill Talcott said in neither civility nor disrespect. Struthers scowled, hesitated. "I understand MacDowell was attempting some advice," he said. "I thought it was customary for an officer of the law to inform the prisoner of his rights," Talcott retorted. Struthers made no answer, and turning, marched away. Martha Swenson had been dozing in a chair and the auditors arrival had awakened her. Her puzzled eyes turned to Bill Talcott. "Prisoner?" she asked in her husky, disturbing voice. "Who LS the prisoner? This I do not understand!" "I'm the lucky guy," he answered cheerfully. "And I don't understand it either, which makes us even." "Ah, a poleetical prisoner," she said with understanding which fortable shade far from the sweltering pier. There had been no announcements of his going; it was better that way. It was only because Sam had told Sebastien and the foreman, in his turn, had related the news to Tomas that even they were there. They were keeping their eyes studiously downcast, and there was some kind of present concealed beneath Sebastien's bandaged arm. Fervently Bill Talcott wished it was over. Halsey's dismay was ludicrous. c ls this the boat?" he demanded as the scummy, square-sailed sloop came alongside. "This is it," Talcott nodded. June Paterson's nose sought an even higher altitude. "I'm certainly not going to ride in that!" she announced as she inspected the assortment .of cattle, goats, chickens and piles of fruit on its deck. "Good heavens!" "Oh, they can find room," Talcott murmured. "It's amazing what these fellows can do/' She turned her head to stare at him. "Perhaps you don't mind riding with pigs," she said icily. "But I most certainly do." Halsey came over. "This isn't funny!" he snapped. "I might have suspected. This is an awful turn of affairs. The mailboat won't be back in time. And this is out of the question!" The black captain, to whom cargo was cargo and passengers were passengers regardless of the number of legs they had, put in an oar. "\SThat de matter dis boat, baas?" ha demanded. "You certainly don't expect two ia.Jies to ride in that mess, do yoaV" Halsey glared. '"Dey ride in de mess or dey dory t ride/' the captain announced "Dis boat don't get unloaded showed that she didn't understand^till Tortola dock, Saint Thomas! at a ^- j June Paterson tap-tapped around Bill Talcott let it go at that. He ^the baggage, came face to face didn't much care what sort of * r with Bill Talcott, thrust out a bel- prisoner this charming, dark-eyed iligcrcnt chin, said, "I've a sneak- girl thought him to be; having j ing suspicion you're at the bottom come from a country where they .of this. If it's a sample of the Tal- routed you out of bed and poured icott humor. I'm not having any!" you into a concentration camp be- j The smile stayed on Bill Tal- cause of the way you parted your jcott's lips but tho mirth was gone hair, it probably seemed normal - : from his eyes. "I rather thought enough to her. He had gone far*you couldn't lake it. Matter of fact, past worrying what people thought, j I vjon't see why Halsey doesn't use His flippancy was cox-ering a hurt, jthe company launch. I usually do." a deeper wound than he cared to j" The mounting red in Holsey's admit For Struthers' words face was reward enough, and sud- showed that June Paterson was d«r»ly Bill Talcott felt like himself carrying tales. again. He'd been kicked around * * * jusi a little too long; abruptly he rpHE supply boat came in at a stiu'cned and tersely said, "Sebas- tievj, get the launch ready. You're taking us. Tomas, you're the boss ot the men until Sebastien comes back. And if buckra Struthers tries to start anything, slap him little before one, and Bill Talcott, standing at the side of a mound of baggage, chuckled inwardly. Not many; had come down to. see.them off; just Sebastien and black Tomas, and the houseboy Sam. lolling, in com- down!" (To Be Continued)

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