The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 26, 1944 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, October 26, 1944
Page 10
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JEN BLYTHEVJLLE (AKK.). COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 10<M English Boys' Shyness Stops OurWACsCold 'LONDON (UP)'—American Wacs. fascinated by the idea of an Kug- •llsh htistand but unnblo to break through the famous sllyncss of British men, liayc turned in desperation to London's "Lonely Hearts" clubs. •ftiey'd like to meet, and many English boys—who, strangely, have 'complained loudly nnd lengthily at being unable to compete with GI • Joes for the attention ol English girls. "The story the Wacs tell us is the*sam£ every time," said the pr°- prietre-ss'of .one "marriage bureau." They say, ''We want to meet "Ice Englishmen, but we can't. Tliej don't'speak to us. They're too shy!" ''But there's nothing we can do to help them," she continued, "since Army regulations prohibit members of the services receiving letters from people they do not know." 43 Wacs Unescorted "So we've had to refuse every one of tlie hundreds of girls in the American forces' that hnve come here and asked put in touch with British men." In an Informal count taken by United Press reporters in Londot clubs, theaters and restaurants during one evening, 43 Wacs were observed unescorted while eight others had escorts. None of the eight escorted 6'rls was with an English soldier or civilian. Londoners' reactions lo news of dearth of .Englishmen's interest in Wacs varied: British male civilian: "There always have been more,women than men here and the number of men free of the clutches of local girls is probably quite' Insignificant. Seems to be simply a question ol numbers to me." English soldier: ".There's no denying your American girls are nicely groomed for the most part. But I personally can't stand their voices. Much, too highly pitched nnd nasal." Shys from Uniform Another British civilian: "I'd feel a little strange escorting a girl In uniform — British or American. Wouldn't you?" Another British soldier: "I suppose I'm being frightfully Insular, but I'm quite content with our British girls. Ahother thing, n widely-traveled woman — one who has 'been around' ns yon say — would probably frighten off any• one who had never been overseas or anything. To hnve a woman tcl you of her exciting experiences li foreign lands rather reverses tlv Usual thing, doesn't it?" English girls.took a more prac tical viewpoint. . . A stenographer: "Most Britisl rn'en are In the Forces and slmplj can't affor,] to take girls—Amerl can or British, for that matter — out on what they earn. And you Wacs are quite.- highly paid, I be .. lieve. It would never do for an Eng lishrnan to court a girl of bette rneans. than'his own." CA Wac Cor poral earns, with 'overseas pa; nearly the same '.as 'a British lieutenant.) r " •"•• Eost Meets West—And Likes It Tho friendly relations Yank fighters quickly establish with people whose lands n»<l ways ore strange to them is symbolized in this photo of Sgl. Robert"L. Olsen, left, of Roxbuiy, Mass., giving a light to a native of Tengchung, China. Sergeant Olsen was with tho U, S.-Ch!na force which drove out the Japs, permitting refugees like hla friend to return to their homes. Crawford, self-styled public relations man and chicken ranch 'operator who has a $10,000 contract, us Secretary-Treasurer of the Common Citizens' Radio League, Is something for Hie record. Crawford couldn't remember that they had asked for money. On Sept. 10, 1943, the League had $•117 in the bank. On March 9, 1944. $1705. In the last week In March tile account jumped over $80,000, with $25,000 contributions from Senator E. U. Moore of Oklahoma and H. n. Cullcn, president of the Qulntana Petroleum Company ol Houston; four contributions of $2500 each, two of $1000 and a number in the hundreds of dollars. In all $109,000 rolled In. Crawford slgneil over $70,000 of It, to the W. Lee O'Danlcl News. Circulation figures of the w. Lee O'Danlc] News are a little bit fuzzy. Press run on the first Issue last July 4, was 100,000. but al that tim c Ihc publication had onh 1220 paid subscribers, with 1270 subscribers paid for by others, ac> cording to Post office Dcpartmcm figures, Mrs. O'Uanlel, under oalh says the circulation is now abou 57,000 copies, though the press rui is 70,000 an Issue. Well, 57,000 subscrlptioas at $5 a year comes out. $285,000—if they'n all paid for—a point on which n< testimony was given. And It cer talnly looks as though Mrs. O'Dan lei—without her husband's help had done a nice Job In building ill a gooj business for her two son* Pat and Mike, when they get ou of the Army. Good clean business, loo. NO messing around with poll- tics. » IttSOH W WASHINGTON A Most Ingenious Paradox Plotting Five-Star Finale? J. S. Prisoners Left To Drown On Deck of Sub LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20. (OP) — Ail American incrchnnl^scaman told this story of a Japanese submarine that submerged, leaving 100 handcuffed Yank prisoners to drown on its deck. Charles Pyle, who was one of 23 captives to survive, revealed the tragedy in an affidavit supporting a fellow officer's oral will. Pylc, who is convalescing in an Oakland, Calif., Naval hospital, told first how the. S. S. Jean Nicolet was torpedoed by a Jap submarine in the Indian Ocean last July. As the vessel was sinking, lie boarded lifeboat commanded by First Officei Clement Carlln. While the lifeboat crew waited to \x picked up by the enemy subma due, Carlln decided to make hi will. He told Pyle he felt there wa little chance of any of them com ig out alive. He was right. The submarine took on board a 5 men in the lifeboat, and the Jap ubjectcd them to four hours beatings and other brutalities. Carlin was killed on that date Three-star Lt Gen Murk W Clark, left, head of the Allied 5th Army in Ituly, and two-star Maj Gen. Geoffrey Keyes, 2nd Corps commander, bend over a map in a behind-Vhe-lmes conference i .....:; "". boding ill for the Heinies. j BY PETER KDSON Courier News Washington Correspondent Disclosures by Senate and House Campaign Expenditures invcsttgnt- ng Committees reveal beyond much loubt (he need ror lightening of roth the Corrupt Practices Act and ho Hatch acts, possibly the com- ilnlng of the two into one alr-tlghl ilatue which will make Impossible he concealment o! political nctiv- ty in trick organizations masquerading as educational societies. Facts disclosed by the Senate Committee, that 13 prominent cit- zens could be milked for a total of §05,000 to finance the Common Citizens' Radio League of Texas, which in turn financed publication of the W. Lee O'Dnniel News, offer the most recent case In point. 'reliminary research by the Committee's counsel and the Legislative Reference Service of the Library of Congress Indicates thai there have been no cases brought to trln] which would set a precedent Indicating that, contributions of this kind are In violation of the law. On the assumption, then, t 11 the activities In llic connection Ith the \V. we O'nanicl News are n the up anil up, it is worth nol- ng hovv these things arc clone. OWNS NO STOCK In the first place, Senator W. Lee O'Danlcl has nothing whatever to lo with the W. Lee O'Danlel News. Us wife said so herself, under oath. The exact quote, from her prepared statement, Is "My husband, United Stales Senator W. Lee O'Danlcl, Democrat, ol Texas, doesn't own a share of stock In that corporation and has never made a dime out of that publication." The corporation entirely owned by Mrs. O'Danlcl A woman ^journalist: "The Wacs j>j u band-hunting. "I've gone out with some Britisl boys, and, believe me, they aren' shy at all. But they do have a different Idea of a good time than we do. I like a 'noisy* good time, and are probably'interested In'English boys because of the novelty of the Jdea. They figure like the American GI's that they're going to be surrounded by Americans for the rest of 'their lives, so they might as well spend their time over hero with English boys and find out What they.'re like. Just why they haven't been successful, I'm at a loss to,say. They certainly 'seem to be attractive enough." 2 Wacs Deny It All A clerk: "The Wacs are probably having the same trouble we've had for years. Englishmen have always been indifferent to women. I can't understand why the American girls •would want to marry them anyhow!" • Two Wacs, when accosted with the information about the "marriage bureaus" rush of trade, were • Indignant. One said: "I don't believe it! Most of the girls (In the Wacs) here are married or else have some GI on string somewhere 'and aren't hus- lo laugh too loud whei II L Hv A* tow AS . apmT MWOYI pvra and cfelicioui. YOU raaVe any flavor in 2 mlnulvi. 20 famcut rctipei In •oth pottos t. Pteaie oiV your grcxet for ' tM HaworJ SHe«l, Son Fiar.aKo 3, Colif. n with n British boy." Tlie other added. . . "Most of the 'GI Janes' arc jus ;e the 'Joes.' All we want to d< to get home. The British an cry nice lo us but there aren't cry ninny who don't want to get ick to the U. S. A. as'quickly icy can. I've found ,Bi;i(ishVb()ys leasant enough but hot'-'awfully' right about whnt a glq likes or ocsn't." Neither Wac would give her ame. IS nnd her two sons, Pat and Mike, now both In tli e Army. In their absence, Mrs. O'Danlel hns been running the pa|>er. Also, the W. Lee O'Danlel News Is not n political organization. "As far ns politics is concerned,"says Mrs. O'Danlcl the publisher, still under onlh, "I have not permitted one word lo go into the W. Lee O'Oan- icl News backing any Individual for political office. . . ." Well, from the Scut. 20 Issue of the W. Lee O'Danlcl News, there is nn article flendcd "Third Party Is Nation's Need," in which there Is this black-face paragraph: "Senator W. Lee O'Danlel has been'outstanding opponent of the destruction of constitutional government and is without question Ihp leading Jcffersonian Democrat In this country, nnd as such, Texas Democrats should Instruct, Electors nominated ns Jcffersonian Democrats-to cast their votes for him for President." No political activity, you understand. Doesn't favor any candidate. '' • "NOI^FOLITICAL" BANK RAI.ANGK SWELLS The story of how this cducntion- a| publication was financed, as revealed before the Senate Commlt- Ice in testimony from Garficld Territory Allocated For Rural Power Lines LITTLE ROCK, Oct. 26 (UP) The Arkansas Utilities Commission has allocated territory for construction of 35 miles of rural electric lines In Jefferson County to Ihe Arkansas Power and Light Company. However, the company must complete a survey on an amended application within CO days. The Commission granted the amended application with the stipulation that a new survey be made. The survey would .show anj additional lines In the tcrrllor; which would be feasible on tin basis of two customers' and om prospect to each mile of line. Approval was given the powc company after it was learned tha the A. P. and L. had reached ai agreement with the Cleveland ami Lincoln Electric Co-Opcratives on division of cction. the territory in that [5 Hurt In Collision Oi Trains Are Treated NEW ORLEANS, Oct. W (U?) — Fifteen of approximately SO per- .ons injured in a fog-caused train collision between the Illinois Cen- ,ral "Louisiaue" and the Southern Piicific "Sunset Limited" in the suburbs of New Orleans early Tuesday where in hospitals here last ihght. The fog. which had paralyzed early morning transportation in about, a third of the city, had brought the Sunset Limited,' bounr lor Houston, Tex., to a stop. The engineer of the Louisiane was Winded, officials reported, and was moving about seven miles per hour when his train collided into the rear of the other with sufficient force to throw passengers from (heir seats and break windows. The Louisiane was bound for Chi- , Four soldiers, none critically inured, were treated at an army wspilal here. MANY NEVER SUSPECT CAUSE OF BACKACHES This Old Treatment Often Brings Happy Relief Many Diiffcrcrs relic TO nagging tnckacha quickly, once they discover I hat the real cause cl tliOir trouble may be tired kidneys, Tlie kidneys arc Nature's chief way ol tak- i ngllio excess nciiji-j anil waste out.of the blood. They help most people pfl-ssahouty jiints Relay. V\ ricn cli? order of kidney function permits poisonous matter lo remain in your blood, it may cause naming backache, rheumatic pains, leg pains, lota of pep anil GDCIKV, getting uti niglits, swelling, iiiiilidess unuer tlio eycg, uca<!ncliC3 ami tliiiiness, Frequent o «canty piuistiKea with siimctitiK anil burning en mutinies shows there is some thing wrong wjlii your kidneys or blailclcr,^ Don't wjiitt Ask your druggist for Bonn's Pills, iii«l succc&ifully by millions for over -10 years, They Kjvohuppy relict anil will help tho 15 cmk'd of kidney tubes flush oui poiaonoua was to from your blood. Clct i'iila. v hc submarine submerged with nil he members or the lifeboat on the deck outside, The Japs thought Pyle vas already dead—mid they left his muds untied. He .was the only one jf the llfclxwt crew to escape. Army Prisoners Escape HATTIESBURG. Miss., Oct. 20. UP)—Four white American prison- TS, dressed in blue prisoner uniforms, escaped from Camp Shelby jrlson at 8:30 Wednesday morning. The men were believed to be headed for Highway 49, Camp Shelby military police were icarchlng all territory surrounding the camp. According to reports, one of the prisoners Is dangerous. Read courier News Want Adi. , NATURAL LOOKING CURLS PERMANENT WAVE Vcs.—it's trueE You can now sive | youisdf a marvelous permanent wave, cool-ly, comfortably, at ( liomOj—easy aspultmnyour liair ^ up in cuilL'rs. The amazing iVAVEKIT rantaiiis cvctytlmn; you iirotl. Accept no sul*- kni»[^te^ at Kirby Bros! Drug Store and all drug stores. DON EDWARDS "The Typewriter Man" ROYAL, SMITH, CORONA, AND REMINGTON PORTABLE f TYPEWRITERS 118 N. 2nd STREET PHONE 3382 I (Ever; Transaction Must Be Satisfactory) NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS Termites may be ruining your property. Call m* fo. check-up without cost or obligation, BATS, MICE AND BOACH CONTROL GUARANTEED WORK H. C. BLANKENSH1P BODY & FENDER REPAIR WORK Also Auto Upholstery Repair Our foreman Robert "Trigger" Walton has had years of experience In these lines. Modern equipment Insures satisfactory work. Shop Located In Rear of Martin's Cafe 114 W. Main—Phone 565 \ COTTONSEED BAGS and SOYBEAN BAGS See Us Before You Buy! J. L TERRELL Office HIS. Bdy. Phone 2631 [Here's Why Arkansas Farmers, Workers, Business and Professional' People, Fathers and Mothers of Men and Women in Service All Endorse 'Freedom to Work' AMENDMENT 35 Sure 50% OB TRUSSES ' Steel and Elastic STEWART'S Dr if S t•r• Main & Lak« Phone 2811 SMWhti, >H«to ud Mice eliminated. Contract •errtoe In port Biddie Exterminators Free Estimate* 111 B. Third PUone 115 FARMERS ffe have plenty of Iron Roof- Ing and Rough Cypress (or tarns and sheds. 3 Year FH A Terms If desired. • IE. C. Robinson Lumber Co. ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES- GIN AND MILL SUPPLIES 'AT PRESENT our stocks of repair parts are as com- piele as during pre-war times! Put your plants in shape for Fall NOW. WE GIVE SERVICE—call us day, night or Sunday. * Belting Steam Packing AJI Size Pipe * Belt Lac* * Pipe Fittingi * Crane Valves Gin Saw Files and Cummers Hubbard Hardware Go. Serrtnc BljthevlU* to Voters by the thousands are working for enactment,of AMENDMENT 35,iwhich will give back again to Arkansas, the matter of choice in job selection. For the sake of our returning sons and daughters now in service ... for real FREEDOM TO WORK, mark your ballot on November 7th, FOR Amendment 35! CT-* Mr. Farmer: We Can Add Months To The Life Of Trader Tires - Our modern equipment can handle even your largest llrcs. Repairs In time will save you both dollars and work days. Estimates without obligation. GUARANTEED WORK — CEIUNG PRICK MODINGER-POETZ TIRE CO. Hwr. Phono 2201 AMENDMENT 35 Provides —An* KQUAI/ opportunity for every man and woman now in service to secure ANY job he or she wants and is qualified to lake, when he ret urns! —An opportunity for ANY civilian lo secure the job of his choice without paying triuule lo any labor "organizer" or agent ... if (he job is available! 3 —An opportunity to secure a job regardless of whether • the applicant carries a union card or not! 4 —An opportunity for Ihc business man or farmer to • use his OWN judgment in the employing of his associates, selecting on the basis of ability, rather than affiliation! —An opportunity for an employer to KICFRAIN from 9 discharging an employe for joining a union or refusing (o join one (the right of employes lo choose a bargaining agent is not affected, nor is the right to strike). 1. 2. Read the Full and Complete Provisions of Amendment 35 (FREEDOM TO WORK AMENDMENT) "Section 1. No person shall be denied employment because of membership in or affiliation with or resignation from a labor union; nor shall any corporation or individual or association of any kind enter into any contract, written or oral, lo exclude from employment members of a labor union or persons who refuse lo join a labor union, or because of resignation from a labor union; nor shall any person against bis will be compelled to pay dues to any labor organization as a prerequisite lo or condition of employment. "Section 2. The General Assembly shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation." Constitutional Amendment Committee Mark Your Ballot Like This For Amendment (FREEDOM TO WORK) Little Rock scns msnymen

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