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.PAGSLFOtnS. BLYTHEVILLE (ARK,)' COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, MAY 29, 1942 . .THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. / H. W. HAINES, Publisher SAMUEL P. NORRIS, Editor Wm. R. WHTTEHEAD, Advertising Manager , """ Bole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at tbc post- office at BlytheviUe, Arkansas, under act or Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press. "' SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the City of BlytheviUe, 15c per week, or 65c per month. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year, 11.50 for six months, 75c for three months; bj? mail in postal zones two to six Inclusive, $6.50 per year; in zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year payable in advance. Metal Scrap Steel is the bottleneck of bottlenecks in our war production and strategy. Ship shortage is cramping us, hot}) in importing raw materials and in exporting the materiel of war, including v armies. Rubber is cramping us by do- Ipriving us of .a recreational escape and .by threatening to keep men away from ;\vork for Jack of transportation. ' But if we had enough steel we could • solve these other shortages. 1 We don't ' even have the steel with which to build -the-plant to-make the steel we need. At the end of this year it is estimated officially that we shall have the capacity to produce 92,000,000 tons of steel annually. Rut with that, the experts say, we shall not make more than 85,000,000 tons, notwithstanding the crying need for the metal both for direct use production and for expanding our plant. * * * The reason? Not reluctant capital. Not shirking labor. Not lackadaisical officialdom. And not inefficiency. We can't use our steel plant to cn: pacity because we do not. have enough . s lira p. : In this situation the nation's 20,00(1 • automobile graveyards, eyesores for so • many years, have acquired enormous ''. value. A WPB survey indicated (ha!. '. on May 1 these places were harboring " a million and a half discarded cars. The average junked automobile contains 1500 pounds of steel. Multiply this by a million and a half cars, and . there. is more than a million tons of • scrap. Mixed half and half with pig • iron, the automobile graveyards are capable of contributing to the making of 1 two and a quarter million tons of sk-cl. ; A lot of guns, bombs or hand grenades, dedicated to the Nazis and »the Japanese, can be made from that. But in addition, we must find other sources from which to get another two and a half million tons of scrap, if we ; are to work our steel plants to capac- • ity from now on. * * * The British have met a similar ; problem with civilian sacrifices not yet • even suggested on this side of the wa- :• ter. The government over there has confiscated all iron gates and railings except the few of genuine historic, artistic or safety value. All the parks have ; been reft of their metal railing*. • Those around nine famous London churches provided the makings of six i. medium-sized tanks. We are not being asked for such • sacrifices as these, yet. Probably \v;? won't. But if there is any justifiable •—accusation of lackadaisicalness-or in.rf- 4,- ficiency to be made, it arises out of th? '. fact that no real attempt has b^n ~ made.to awaken our public to the se- xs of the scrap situation. Rationiug Panic The official attitude toward rationing already has done much harm—and promises to do more. We never expected io xi (> tho day when \ve should ad- vi.-r LIMIJI Henderson to get hard-boiled, but hi;c it is. Mvt-r.' linn 1 word lias leaked out that si^iK. 1 tn'w iictn was to be banned or buying wave lias aggra- .is!ing shortage. Now we !. sonic 15 new commodi- •:iii«'!inl within a year. So lU'k.v and less thoughtfully ' mil. and buy all they can that might be , swift, deadly action, without advance warn- .st r.iVeetivc ir.cthod. It iot -<!i t nice. hi:;;; 1 iinTcasing pleas in !he name i'Hiai iiniiy for a truce in party s MUliny, the war. The British il*' i/ riu-tl. The idea is appeal- \ < : 'MT, w<- imisl remember that a li'iicc has to be based upon -'.i^ss of the more militant party i-. v- i!s activity during the arm- Tlu 1 La'ior Party in Great Bri':;;;(T i'nr social progress, has sus- d ruu-h operations until the war !i. TJu- New Deal has not shown 11-:.'nt willingness in this country. i!j.;hii<l 1 he status quo is being •\'ed. in i.he social field. In the •;i S-ius, \ve are asked to permit . program to go through MS (lie price of political -n/r/ Knr\ the WPB y>ii have to sit at home for ..•-s, ;-ind your coffee tastes bit- vsin hear there may be a short- ''f Sialis. and life scorns hardly )<• living, don'l. envy the War .11 Hoard. croup's kilos! undertaking is to !:•:<' rnsnietics. They propose to " as n'Mi-fssonlial and curtail T'ney i:ilk of eliminating cer- •> ;i!id colors. Ye gods! Think >wl that will go up when a \YiiimMi who have'doted each ;• (liMmciivt: 1 perfume go to the and limi—lei: us say—only two (lidVr'Til: odors to be had. We'd io ])<• is the WPB's Division of try nporations on that terrible ITS! :Y SAY COPR. 19*2 BY NEA SERVICE. INC. T. M. REG. U. S. PAT. OFF. The Shoes Are On a Couple of Other Feet Now 'Aw, who wants to learn how to be a polilc little gentleman! My.father says Ijic Japs are polite!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson THREE ANIMALS ON THE r ENGLISH ROYAL AR/"AS WERE SUPPOSED TO BE LET us G>uoTe.YCMjR ODDS/ 0 COPR 1942 BY NEA SERVICE. INC. ~CSJ&&f7- 7 ' M - REG - u - s - PAT ' OFF. VOU HOLD A KITE DOWN TO KEEP IT UP/' Sayjr BlL-LV BlR\A/IM f WATERLOO, ION A. RECCWAAEND.S SEWING C^OZ./^ ^SIA/.Z^- TO THE FRONT OF A CHILD'S /3A-/X/H-4.T TO PREVENT HIA\ FROM SLEEPING ON HIS STOMACH... A HABIT WHICH LEADS" TO MALFORMED UAWS- whether she could conic to America right away? You can imagine his astonishment when he was told thai, Miss Lcc was the wife of a director at the same studio and that she was available at once. Itwas a good start. Before the picture was finished John Ford chose her for the fine role of Bromven in "How Green Was My Valley." She gave that a fine performance, too, but then had to leave the screen again because she was going to have a baby. Caroline Lldia Boniface Clementina Stevenson was born three months ago. and her mother is resuming her twice-interrupted career with the leading feminine Republic's story of the American used, and had to be done again— volunteer aviators in China. ALSO WRITES Besides acting, Anna Lee writes. She's in the midciie of- a novel now, and has done short stories and a screen story. Another unusual thing about her is that she's undoubtedly the only movie star ever to be shot out ol a cannon. That was during the filming of "Young Man's Fancy." and she insisted on trying the stunt because it looked like fun. It was, too, except that her feet were .numb for days from the impact of the spring, and except for the fact that the friction in the bore of ripped off the the contraption tights she was role of a nurse in "Flying Tigers," i wearing. So the scene couldn't be with a dummp. Exhibit Model Village Constructed For War BOSTO'N (UPt—A mod''! village which shows how people would live should war become normal and peace unusual is included in a nev/ civilian defense*'exhibit cenivr. Houses in the settlement, HIT of concrete, with numrrnus .safety devices for the protection oi' residents. The manufacture of rubber from certain kinds of wf.^d.s which ^rov; in American deserts, i.s hrinu considered by chemists in fur we;;!cru states. t SERIAL STORY 15-23 CARIBBEAN CRISIS BY EATON K. GOLDTHWAITE COPYRIGHT l?i'£. NEA SERVICE. INC. to tell yon how we did it. The fact i:; ihnt it was done—and ionr i!E;u'n -Brig. Gen. James H. raid ho led on Jnpan. * * * just ,» licure to me. but l ; » billion dollars is two ;-.l~. ii';-. i:n;nT.^ivp to think ovir war Miir.-i ,-i;t ; -.jx O r seven Panama, Can- moniti,•.-.!. S. Knowlson. War Pro- t n in; l the Jans with a rag- nncl hope to win.—Lieut. :•!!. American commander life moan? we must all ies, anri licking them ConnnPy .of Texas. NEXT: Niagara's future. BILL PAYS A VISIT CHAPTER XIV rjRONTNGENSCADE was bus- * HARRISON IN HOLLYWOOD BY PAUL HARRISON NEA Service Staff Correspondent war, that when her husband. Director-writer Robert Strvonson, HOLLYWOOD—When the make- was brought to Hollywood by David up man had completed what seem- j Selznick. Mrs. Stevenson just tag- ed to be an adequate repair job ged along. It she had waited after Anna Lee had been kissed and arranged to arrive with a by brought no withdrawal. Presently,He hadn't ignored the rir.--.cmil of John Wayne, the British ar- tress got out her cosmetic kit and really went to work. While tracing a lip, line she paused to explain that these extra touches wore being applied for better reasons than mere feminine vanity. It ] m - l( \ 5 {. might make a lot of difference in her career if she didn't look as nice as passible. Mi r -> Lee's American career h:is not been quite what you'd export studio contract, Anna Lee would have received a lot of balyhoo and more movie roles than she could play. SHE WAS READY About 16 months ago, in the of a frantic search for ! the right person to play opposite ' Caroline Lidia Boriifncr Clem- Caroline." Prqn;<cer-Director Lewis Milestone .saw a British picture called "Young Man's Fancy." He : OUT OUR WA of a beautiful, violet-eyed bl->nri j rushed out of the projection room who was a movie star and n lend- and announced that the star. Anna I ing lady of the English ;>tace bn- Lee. was the girl he wanted—and fore siir- came here. The trouble' would somebody please inquire NEED A OUfsl -- I THINK I'VE V-^N; iams OUR BOARDIiNG HOUSE with'Maior Hooplc . -__^ - _»——. - _ - -—~________^ J I WELL AIMED/ W? ANOTHER UOOPLE- WILLGNE W CLASSIC/— THE OLD GOSSOON AN IDE/X V% 6OV UV4E5 WORK WHAT V^PPENiS If ABOUT AS WJCVA AS A LJP6TPKRT5 \\'WO jg HEM DOES A SUOVJER. PATU H> R/\Tv4j BUT FOR. -\\VJO DAN6 MAV<^G A S^D6ET v.^KCTO 6BT EN£Ni TOR. A l^EANOER \\HLL RA\JE A CLEPsNi FACE- AT 1A8LE TONilGUT = tling with mid-morning activity when Bill Talcott, with MacDowell grimly at his heels, came down the hill from Hotel 1829. Islanders thronged the narrow walk on the shady side of the street; tourists traveled in detached groups, inspecting bargains in the windowless shops, taking pictures, talking animatedly amongst themselves/ Naval and Marine trucks rolled on I.he. left side of the attenuated road, their drivers swearing at fare-seeking taxis. Blast of juke boxes, medley of horns, loud talk and laughter, and, somewhere nearby, the braying of a donkey were Charlotte Amalie's complement of morning sounds. "Tlv tropics," M a c D o w e 1 1 grunted, his nostrils flaring at the pungent odor of bay rum. They had bettered Talcott's prediction by almost two hours; had arrived in Pillsbury Sound whUe the Blue Petrel was still blowing for a pilot. They'd bad luck at Tort.ola dock. The harbormaster and Immigration officer were on hand, busy with a group of forlorn natives whom some smuggler, possibly J a c k s o n, had dumped in their laps. June Paterson nad called her friends and then had gone oft, taking Martha Sweiison with her; Halsey and the Profi'ssor found lodgings elsewhere. Scbnstien followed his usual custom of sleeping in the "Federal Chemical, good morning!" sang in his ears. "This is Talcott, Plant Number Six. I want to talk to Winters." "Sorry. Mr. Winters is in Washington." He might have known. "When'll he be back?" "He has to be here tomorrow in time to make the Clipper. He has appointments in London." He might have known that too. With all the need for nitrates the Old Man would be busier than a mother lien. He said, "Let me talk to his secretary-" "Just a moment. I'll connect you- A buzz, click and a new Bill Talcott's bank wiC'i'-rawal. In the Square. Mad.Vr.vr!! r longing eye.s nt the B.-'.-vshno B:« inviting entrance. "V> know, i awful hot/' he suggcs!^'.!. Talcotf. didn't "Do i voice, "Mr. Winters' office." "This is Bill Talcott. What's all this baloney about not getting my duplicate vouchers?" An appreciable pause. Then, "Sorry. Fm not allowed to discuss that." "Blast your regulations! J mailed those vouchers, every last one of "em. Struthers is trying to burn me at the .stake!" "I'm sorry. I have been given explicit: orders not to discuss the matter," and click! she rang off. have any liberty?" Lu: :>s!:ed abruptly. "What's on your vi-.inrl?'' "There is somccri'j I must sec before I leave.'' MacDowell. crinncd. "Oh. llaj she got a friend?" "This isn't a she.'' "Yeah? Tn thai. c,-i;:o T'!l t-r.mc along anyhow. 1 ^ot nuthiu' else to do." * # >i: "DILL TALCOTT shruggiy! and started for Iho qn.;y. Ai. ; m nrchcd cntrrinrr hc>'.\vrcn i'Miilrfinc^ he turned off thmiiKh n tiled v/ny whose masonry wrills \\-rrr- dnr!c with age; climbed stone slcpo ^nd entered n door. A brighf-rycd young \viiron %^t at a typewriter, a IK! ;i{ Bill TaU-oft. sho "Hollo! TTnven't coon's age!" "Hello yourself. Is the bi£ boss •S At Uic door oC the Racliomarinc office a huge man whose great pruv was filled with cables yelled an enthusiastic greeting to Bill Talcott; an equally huge though shorter man on the opposite curb yelled at both Talcoil. and the cable bearer. "Jack and Sparky," Talcott said in response to MacDowell's question. "Rum. One makes it, the other sells it." MacDowcll acted ns though he'd like to learn more about the rum business, but Talcott gave him no opportunity. In i\ 7 e\v- York. Federal Chemical would have been going full blast for an hour. Old Man Winters would be working on his second cigar of the day. Talcott passed up n radiogram in favor of the phone, and his remarks to MacDowcll that the booth had been built for one O that was how it was to be. The old steamroller. Bill Tal- coi.Cs eyes narrowed grimly. No sense in trying to locate Winters by phone: like as not he'd be appearing before a Congressional subcommittee, telling them how to run the war. Quitting the booth he seized a blank and composed a message. A message that was calculated to make Winters miss three Clippers if necessary. Then, more slowly, he wrote another and after long study signed it "Bill." MacDowcll, crowding over his shoulder, gaped in astonishment when he saw the name "Captain Lowell ByrdY' and the designation "G-2." The detective's attitude had changed noticeably when tbey again reached the street. His oft- repeated suggestion that they still had to get reservations was supplemented with a hasty,' "After you been-to the bank, o' course!" Talcouv. fear that Struthers might have attached his account proved groundless. In the cool recesses of the building off the market place a sad-eyed teller murmured about the misfortune of losing sucft a valued client. A tidy sum it made, the total of his savings. He withdrew it all. in the ster-.mship company offices they found no difficulty. There was room aplenty for the return trip. "A moot point arises here,*' Bill Talcott grinned. ''Who pays for my passage?" do," MacDowell- grunted, chairs. A tvilrnrKir "He is if it's imporfanf. onoiigh.*' "It is," Talcott sr.iri gvir,-.!y. She vanished Ihmusih n d.-.or and in n niomcnf. xvns one!-:. 'Please don'l. sf;iy lnn<:." ;;he ;K(- monishcd. "lie's rc;dly terribly busy." Tlic room they entered wrt" n counterpart nf the llrs!. f'l«i?!i.v. even sparsely furnished. A. d^^k. filing cabinet, n few strai.n^L :iui ficithing more on '.lie w;ill. At. thr :i<\^ was a mnn vvifii Ihinninrt gr^y linir and hnndsomr wori'hrivd f:j''o in \vhich tlioughtful ^ray ryr;; considered them. His ryes w^n: remarkable: like polari/.od >n:^.~. they seemc-ri to take iti evoryiltin.c, give out. nothing. They wrr^. ^vrr MacDowell from imhrnsned --.li.r to unshined shoes, and (ho pJ->.M. ( a behind MacDowcU'.s muscac;..e. became red. The mnn nodded tn TnU.-o'l. TiuL did not rise, nor did lie sj->e-:v. Bill Tnlcott. said. "Cnn ;>ou do anything on Abns?" The man at the desk pursed !»••* lips. "We can watch it,'' he siiid in a slow musical voice. Bill Talcott. said. "When an auditor frames a Federal Ciiemi* :\{ Company unit for bankrupky, thereby leaving himself in so!f charge of the Island, it'll bear watching." The gray eyes clouded thoughtfully; long, immaculate fi'/.^cv;: dipped into the desk drawer, reached and brought forth a photograph. "Is this your auditor?" •his slow, musical voice asked. (To Be Coutimted) ^...'..

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