The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 31, 1944 · Page 4
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^ /I BLYTHBVILLE. (AUK.) COURIER 'NEWS: .,'V ., fHE'SLYTHEVlLLE COURIER NEWS " " " ; Jt'oi^r jnoi OODMSR NEWS oo. / . H.W. HAXNES, Publiiber I , JUMUBi F. NORRI8, Editor J JUO8 ^fCatnoXB, Advertising Uuuftcr [ Sole NiUonol Advertising Representatives: W*ll*ce Wttmer Oo , New York, Chicago, D«- | PuUfcbed Every Aftemoom Except BuniUy ' tecond class cutter at the post- otfloe' «t Blythevffle, Arkansa*, under act of Con- October 9, 1817. , Served by the United Presa «,. -*^r. ' BDBSOKIPnON BATES ' By carrier in the city o( BlythevUle, 20o per week, or f&j per month. ^'gyjnall,.*lthln a radius of 40 miles, KOO P«r >«kr,"»2 00 for" six months, $1 00 for three months; jy mall outside 60 mile zone $10.00 per year piyable In advance, V/hat Policy Toward Spain? ] Thaie is an uneasy feeling of "this }s j\'liere., we came JD" about the news from Spain these days. The news hns jbeen soft-pedaled by censor.shi|) and by 'some, fractal s of both factions. Nevertheless it- appeals thai long-Uircalnn- ing tiouble may fluic agiiin into f,ull- pcale civil war. "^SPhV'situalion is cloudy, with each ^ide" claiming eaily successes, Hut at least it seems certain Unit Spanish Republican troops, which escaped to France after the Civil War and have fought i|ith the Maquis against the Germans, rjave recrossed the border and dashed- with Franco's forces, and that an underground Madrid paper, has called on Regular Spanish Army officers to take tip arms against the Fnlnnge. | There are also rumors which, if true, are significant One is that 40000 German fioops escaped from France : into Spain and have been regrouped to fight for Franco. The other is that French Maquis \\eie ordered to withdraw fiom the border and- leave their Spanish comiades to fight alone. • This would be a repetition of history Germany, of couise, was at Frando's side in the conflict of 1936-39. So was Italy, and the two conducted a dress rehearsal of history's greatest §nd bloodiest \\ai Fiance maintained j hands-off attitude The .rest of the yorld, with the exception of Russia, looked on. " How much f ai ther will history repeat itself? Eight years ago the American and Biitish governments took a |hort-sighted 'plague o' both houses" yiew. And most citi/ens of both coun- Jnes shared this view, despite the handful of volunteeis with the Spanish Loyalists Since then the western Allies havp dealt almost deferentially with Madrid, in, spite of Franco's open sympathy and aid for the Axis cause. J The flu eat of a new Spanish civil jjvar raises some important questions. tWould this counliy and Britain continue friendly recognition of the Franco JpoveinmenP Would they recognize a substitute dictator which the powerful foiiiervative gioup of double-crossed franco followeis might install? Or ^vould they suppoit resurgent forces j>f the legally elected Spanish republic ivhich Fianco and his German and jtalian allies defeated'' jj Mihtaiy expediency no longer is a ^yalid excuse for condoning fascism in ' Spam It remains to be seen now ^Vhether the gieat powers will profit £y past lessons and use their strong influence to foster representative gov- |inmenl, o: whethei they will support Jthe status quo of whatever political complexion, just so long as it seems to iie top dog. . Americans haven't suffered much physical hardship during this war, but it still will be good'news to many that oil furnaces converted to coal can be reconverted. This obviously will spread our available coal over a smaller area and probably.banish those days of real discomfort that some householders experienced in the past two winters. It may be hoped, however, that Secretary Ickes is better informed on the abundance of oil for reconverted furnaces than he seems tojhave. been on the coal supply when he ; first'asked for conversion with' t.he'implication'that there would be plenty of coal for everybody. : View* *«productlon In thli column ol edltoiialf turn •ihw oempapen flow 0*i newMutty mau •ndooemeat tat !• an MknowltdfiaeDt of fe. Umt ta Ui* «ob)ect« A Program for Arkansas A sound mid broad program for Arkansas was put In a few words by Ucn Lnncy, Democratic nominee for governor, when ho told Ihe Wiilmil Ridge Business Men's Club that If the legislature and the people will support, him, he will seek ways to get nlorig with smaller state expenditures, get more for what rnbiley Is spent, stabilize luxation (Vid destroy the Idea that Investors In Arkansas enterprises arc targets for new taxes. Getting along with less spending ami making iimt spending yield more In. the wny of essential slr.tc services comes down to Insisting on efficiency and economy in all branches of the state government. It calls for close nnd earnest, co-operation between governor and legislature, In whose united hands lies (lie shaping of the slate budget. Taxation must be stabilized and fear that Industrial investors' ,wlll find themselves singled out us new tax. targets must he removed If Arkansas 1 is to get its share of the industrial growth nnd expansion t.i which HID country Is looking forward after the war. Deservedly or not, various taxation proposals made'' in Arkansas- have had a disturbing effect, especially in outside circles. And we rmist'hnve outside ns well as home capital to make the nwst of. Arkansas's Industrial assets. . But Ben Laney will not become governor nnd the legislature will not meet until January, In the meantime the people can themselves lake a major sep toward stabilizing taxation and keeping public outlays down by defeating the $20,000 ( 000 hospital measure, which would impose $5,000,000 to $7,500,000 a year of new taxes .on the natural resources, the fuel and the power that nre the makings of Arkausas's industrial future. —ARKANSAS GAZETTE. » SO THEY SAT I; We mean to succeed this time in making war difficult, If not imoojable, by meeting our problems around the conference table and not on the field of bittlc-Dr Hemy A. Atkinson, sccrc- h tary Church Peace Union. The liour of your redemption is here. Your patriots have demonstrated an unswerving and • resolute devotion lo the principles of freedom that challenges the best that Is written on the pages ot human history.—General MacArthur, In proclnmntlon lo the Philippines. • • • The Japanese In the decisive battles thai arc to come will fight nnlii Hie enemy licks the clusU— General KuninJii Koiso. • • • Government Intervention hns already strangled collective bargaining to death.—Gov. Thomas E. Dwcy. One thing is now clear—America has lost IDe war.—Japanese broadcast. The English aren't talking or thinking about reconversion to the degree we are here. They are concentrating on the job al hand, which Is winning the war.—Mtvury Maverick, chairman Smaller War Plants Corp. • « I spent; Insl night In n cellar with my babj'. There were about 20 German soldiers In Ihc cellar taking shelter from your guns. Just think, Germans were here last nighl and now you are here. It all seems like a dream.—Dutch woman al Schijndel to British soldiers. Sll GLANCES \tu ai net smvict. inc. X M. BIG, u. s PAT. ; "Bob lins asked MIC to innrry liiin! Me says Hint as long ' as he and his buddies had to vote by mail, he figured he could propose the sump wiiy!"_ ..._ _ •THISCURIOUS WORLD CURIOUS BLACK GLASSY OBJECTS TREASURED BY AUSTRALIAN ABORISlNlES AS TOKENS OF MA&C. MILLIONS OP THEM HAVE BEEN FOUND, Bur ONLY IN AUSTRALIA/ SCIENTISTS STILL ARE IN DCOBTAS TO THEIR OSISIN, BUT THE A\OSf GEMERALLY ACCEPTED THEORY IS THAT THEY ALL FELL AT ONE TIA\E AS AN UNUSUAL. FORM OF : ASETEOf?IT£, WERE THE 'PETRIFIED FORESTS" OF ARIZONA REALLY FORMED OF TREES P DESTROYED YEARLY BY CORN-EAR. WORMS V/0ULD F)LL 24 MILLION CANS. ANSWER: Yes. The Irces were submerged in water millions o. fears ago, and as the wood fiber decayed, minerals in solution tool its place. . •'/••'. NEXT: Bird benefactors in Holland. In Holly wood BY. EH5K1NE-JOHNSON , NliA Slaft Correspondent A secretary laid n sketch ot Lorclta Young wearing n negligee, vlntngc 1885, on Gary Cooper's pickled pine desk. i "Mr. Pliiiikctl," Die .secretary said, "\vnnts you lo initial this." Cooper, now n producer as well us a star, looked cinuarasscd, just like you've seen him look In the movies. "ETmmmmtn," said the silent man from Montana. "Should I okay Iliis—this — nightgown?" he asked us shyly. We thought it might lie hetter If Lorcttn modeled the negligee in IJcrson. After all, this was his first Illng HI producing a picture nnd he couldn't take any chances. Gary grinned, just like you've seen him grin on the screen. "You know ho;v actors arc about ward- rolje lutings," he chuckled. He scrawled "G. C." at the bottom of tile sketch. Then he returned to look at a set of photographs of himself wear- lug different kinds of 10-gntbn hals. Qur Boarding House with Maj. Hopple Out Our Way By J, R.Williams BALONEY/ CULTURE is JUST A GUY WHO CAM'T BEAO TO BUTCHER A CHICKStO BUT DOM'T MIND STbFFIM' S6LF OM IT.' OOOOH/ DOESN'T HITTIM' A MAIL LIKE THAT PUT YOUR TEETH OM EDGE ? HKVE YOU' MO SEMStTIVENESS MO FEELlW'S, MO CULTURE! TWfrOBSmCLECOURSE =. „, -^ "Western hats are tricky," he iltt. ".They jnsL flon't. look right until you find the right one." He spread ilie 'photographs out on the :!csk. One was clear down over his eyes. "A little big," lie said, with n twinkle in Ills eye. He picked up another one. "I think rti wear this one," lie said. A rilODUCKK NOW We had looked up the silent man from Montana to KCC bow lie wn getting along in his new job n star producer for William Goet?,' Intcrnnlloiinl Picture.?. His first film, a western, goes into prodnc tion next 'month. We expected to find him in ni. office decorated in knotty pine, with an open fireplace, n couple ol bearskin rugs and maybe a saddle thrown carelessly over n chair. We received a shock. There was a lemon-yellow strin; Carpet on the floor. There was : seven foot, brlllianljy-rcri sofa. On<. huge chair \vas finished in bottle green. There was • a white lami with n yrlloiv shade standinsr on F class-topped coffee (able. Tin drapes were white wiili a Grcel design in yellow and gray running nlong (he border. In one come banked with glass, were some feri and yellow flowcVs. II was al inlahty pretty. The desk, was (lie smallest piec of furniture in the room. A tin: desk that Oarv could pi?k up am. throw. There wis p tiiiuir-l Ibrrmgl it for those lanky legs. Gary surveyed the room with pleased grin. "Like it?" he sa "It's comfortable. And that's pickled Dine desk." f Pickled pine?" "Yes," Gary said. He rapped hi knuckles on the top. "S'nose it's ai omen? I mean . . ." and he laugh ed . . . "that niv pictures are gon nn be 1"(1 nreot?" IF- A WKSTEUN He's positive the first one will b 1DO proof. As we said i!s n west ern. They'll shoot most of It 01 location In Arizona. "None of that corny wcstcn shift," Oavy said. "Just the stor; of "a real cowboy who wants lo b somebody." N'utniallv Johnson 1 1 writing the script. Stuart Iteisle I Dai .. who will Direct, loretta Youn» the Rlrl. Hill Demarest and D Duryea 1 wlll have Important roles „,„,..* behind his nlcklcd pi., desk,' nroducer Gary Cooper looke< Just like Gary Cooper, the raovi star. ft<;»(),. Courier 'Nctrs.,W»ivt.. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1944 INI Till! JWOIIVi lioriirllj- ilinvn n( Incl, call from Vlrtfll Knlmlrrk, trm- muil* to xre Jilm ii West 72nd Street was the Shelton Arms, a prosperous-looking apartment house yilh a red and while striped awn- rig and a colored doorman. 1 gave my name to the clerk at the desk, took the'elevator lo the third floor and,-;thqn walked along a thick earp.pt which deadened your footsteps so efficiently, that you sounded like-a cat. I had barely touched the buzzer ot apartment 307 when Ginger opened-the door. It looked as if they were impatiently; waiting for me, "Ilel-lo, Leo!" exclaimed Ginger with that dazzling smile of hers. "Come right in." She toolc both my hands and shook them with all the effusiveness used for a sugar daddy bringing home the weekly check. "You're looking more beautiful (ban ever, Ginger," I said, grinning back at her. I wasn't kidding. Her green eyes were bright and clear, her complexion was flawless, and she had a light cont of Ian that suited her admirably. It was evident lhat the sea voyage had done her good and that wliat- :ver the extent of Virgil's \vor- •ies, she wasn't going to share them. Boggio, in a heavy silk i-obe, was stretched out on the divan. He waved a pudgy hand at irie, motioning me to sit down, and then replaced the wet cloth he had •emoved from his forehead. I was frankly shocked by his appearance. His usually well-fed face seemed thin and drawn. There were dark circles under his; eyes which ho had closed, and lie looked as it he hadn't slept for the past week. ^"Virgil's not feeling so good," Singer explained in a whisper. 'I've given him a couple of aspirins. It's one of his migraines and he's feeling sick to his Blom- ich. He doesn't travel well. I old him lo take it easy this morn- ng, but he was hi/a hurry to see you. Now he realizes that he'd better wait for awhile." If. I knew anything about Virgil it wasn't the journey that made lira feel sick. It took something a little stronger to knock him oil liis feel. "Make yourself comfortable," continued Ginger. "I'll get you a drink." glided back and forth to the kitchen as if. she were still on the. stage", wi(h-me doing duty for baldheadect row. She had iust deposited the ice bowl on a little [table in front of my ari^- chair/-; and bent -over' to fill two: glasses i when'BoggioHook ah active part", in the proceedings. He slowly hoisted himself to a sitting position and swung his body around so that his short legs dangled over the edge of the divan. _^Come-.on." he said. "Let's go into the other room." I took up rny drink and we went into the bedroom on the other side of a small hallway. Boggio plunked himself into an armchair and I sat down across from him. it was funny how much taller he looked sitting down than standing up. The reason was his legs, which were completely out of proportion with the rest of his body. They were at least six inches too short and thus his height of five feet two should have been about five eight. I've often wondered it it wasn't this physical deformity which made Boggio what he is. After all, Napoleon's stature had something to do with the shaping of the world. "Suppose a corporation had its back to the wall and was about to go into receivership?" he asked suddenly. "And suppose it couldn't save itself, would it moon a complete investigation of its activi- :ies? Would the bankruptcy court turn the whole-thing over to the federal authorities if certain irregularities were discovered?" • "It might," I said. "Provided the corporation did go into receivership." I was on the spot. Boggio had been out of circulation for the past six months and, before leaving, he hadn't even hinted that anything might be wrong. And now .1 .was 'supposed to come across with all the answers. I was to be a Code Book, a Father, Cprifessor, and a brain trust all- rolled in one. Thai's what I'd been trained for and it looked ns if I were finally going to function. * * * f SQUIRMED uneasily in my •*• • chair. "Now look here, Virgil," I continued.."! know your rules and I want to abide by them. But if you want me to help you this time you'll have to be more explicit." He didn't say anything. He just sat there, thinking. I knew what was going on in his mind. Here he was, a man who'd built up something terrific by the simple method ot divide and rule. He'd played a multitude of persons and corporations against each other, and he'd always come out on top. He was in ai unique position, for while lie knew all those working for and with him, very few ot them knew each oilier. Each had' a specific job to do and was sup- [ posed to get going when called! upon. My job was to hand out! legal advice o£ a certain nature.! I could actually see the strug-' gtc going on in Boggio's mind. A rule that had been sacred to him was hanging in the balance. He'd never told anyone more than was necessary to keep the organization functioning. Now he had to choose between total collapse and confiding in one person. And that person was me. The suspense became unbearable. He sat there, and I sat across from him. I didn't add' anything to what I'd already said.'' I didn't have to. He knew as : well'as I did that the time had'' come for a showdown if he want-j ed to continued functioning. 1 finished up my drink and put the glass on the lloor. / "Okay," said Boggio after 1 awhile. "I'll talk:.-But first I'll' remind you that I still have a paper signed by you. And I don't have to tell you whal'll happen if you double-cross me." "Sure," I said. "I know." I settled back in my chair and lit'a' cigaret. "Go ahead." (To He Continued) Tennis in Alealians AN ALEUTIAN ; BASE (UP) — Tennis has been introduced In the Aleutians with two regulation-sized courts- carved out of the tundra it this- base. rrh ey are made of ine volcanic ash and must b e roll- id after every match to eliminate botprints. They were built by utll- ties section enlisted men under the supervision of Maj. Joseph V. Duncan, Oklawaha, Fla. • ' FARMERS We have plenty of Iron Roofing and Rough Cypress for barns and sheds. 3 Year FHA Terms if desired. E. C. Robinson Lumber Co. Rnacbm. Rata ind Mlcr dim! natcd. Contract Mrrloc In pert control Biddle Exterminator* Free EiUmatet. Ill 8. Third Phnnr 27M GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing and Tire Repair WADE COAL CO. N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES I'hone 2291 FOR SALE —Soybean Bags— —Seed Oats, Wheat, Barley— —Spear Feeds— Blytheville Soybean Corp. 1800 W. Main Phone 856 WS FILL ALL DOCTOR* 1 PRESCRIPTIONS IND DAVE YOU MONKT STEWARTS Drif Sl«r e prahol Slack Kirby Dreg Stores When we repair the shoes tlicy arc truly renewed. Fine leathers, materials and high- If skilled workmanship make (he footwear smart, new looking besides adding miles and miles of comfortable wear. Come to the modern, complete shop. ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES- GIN AND MILL SUPPLIES AT ['RESENT our stocks of repair parts are as com- pk(e as during pre-war limes! I'ut your plants in shape for Fall NOW. WE filVK SERVICE—call us rlnj, night or Sunday. * Belting ' Belt Lace * Steam Packing ' Pipe Fittings ' All Sire Pipe ' Crane Valves Gin Sow files and Gummen Hubbard Hardware Co. Servlnn UljrthrUltf i!> Tr^ir. Buy Your Winter Supply of WOOD and KINDLING While It U Available. PLANTATION OWNERS' SPECIAL PRICE ON 100 RANK LOTS! BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Blytheville. Ark. Phone 2911

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