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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 1942 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher . , SAMUEL F. NORRIS, Editor Wm. R. WHTTRHEAP, Advertising Manager .Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the poet- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press. SUBSCRIPTION RATES -:--. By carrier in the City of Blytheville, 15c per veek, or 65c per month. ':*.' By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 ; per year, JL50 for six months, 75c for three months; by mail in postal zones two to six •inclusive, $6.50 per year; in zones seven and ' eight, J10.00 per year payable in advance. Air Transport .^".'.'.inspired by the enormously effective ;. "\lUirt which the airplane has played in X. jihis, ;\var, we are getting a bit over-en- j^lhusiastic about post-war probabilities. .»«.., -Already, in a casual way, we are talk•• ing about a time not far distant when family planes will be as common as family flivers are today. - We lake for granted the prophecies that after the war huge aircraft will largely supplant trains on land and ships at sea in the business of transporting both passengers and freight, Though probably we-don't really ar; .gue that far, we envision hazily the day, soon after we have pounded the axis out of existence, when we shall " fly to the unmourned funerals of the ; automobile and the railroad and the ! steamship. Such u dream could come true, oC course. In speed, in carrying capacity, in ease of control and in fundamental safety, the airplane has made unbelievable strides. : .-Without doubt, after this war air- ; line's passenger, express and freight : -.businesses will be multiplied many fold. " ';•' •'•'"•• * * * We shall have thousands of huge ; planes, built as bombers and trans- - ports and war .freighters, plus'''the capacity to turn out more thousands every year. ' The railroads and steamship lines : will face intense competition. Efficient plants, which have been making fighters and trainers, undoubtedly do«their i • best _,tp sell...us family planes in place ; of au|o1ii6 : |ilesr-" :; But that is only one side of the picture. The men who design and manufacture planes tell us, truly, such de; velopments are mechanically feasible. ; The men who will have to find the in; come to pay the expenses want to know about some other phases. Huge bombers are'built: to give su- perspeed, to fly at extreme altitudes, • regardless of the cost of construction or operation. Governments at war can't ) worry unduly about economy. But cx- ; ]?crls say these big planes will need a ; whale of a lot of revamping before ; anybody can use them to haul payloads in a self-supporting business venture. Moreover, there is a question how ! much freight and how many passcn- ; gers are in sufficient hurry to pay the ; premiums to finance air transport. * * * As for family planes, did you ever } stop to think how much more cxten- i Hive terminal facilitievS, involving how ; much greater tax cost, arc required for ; a plane than for an automobile? Do | you know how your community could • finance such costly improvements, at the same time maintaining streets and highways —for, of course, the plane ; owner must have a car to travel from OUT OUR WAY home lo airport. None of the.se problems is insoluble. Some aren't oven relatively difficult. The point is that such problems, and dozens more, exist and at best will require time for their solution. Don't sell the railroads, steamship lines and automobile manufacturers too short right away. Let's keep our shirts on. Kv<.' n Lingers On tlH! drubno.ss of modern arc, traces of romance air r.ol alisrnt. '10 i hose who want to a-bolish wars at any price this is unfortunate. !'!nt for the soldiers a touch o!' old-i'ashiiMK'd melodrama sometimes is a Ii IV saver. The C(:mri:aiul<is have a glamor of their mvn \vhirh is akin—because it emphasi/vs individual courage and initiative--to the L'-!')!'y of General Mik- hailoviU'.h's Sei'i*ia;i Chetniks. General Chennault.'s Flying Tigers, in the Far Musi, iiiv demonstrating the superiority ')i' (icitUKTa! ic man over totalitarian mass. Ami Cunsark cavalrymen, cut- tine; Xa/i parachutists to pieces with ol(!-!'a.'lii')iK'd sain-rs, hi ing back memories of t.he days before war became iJiir MusifK'ss. of QUteM. Publication in this column of editorials from other newspapers does not necessarily mean endorsement but Ls an acknowledgment of interest in the subjects discussed. Weightier Matters Now The Duke and Duchrss of Windsor dropped in u;i Wii.shMiL'ton for a brief visit, discovered thai tlicy roii!;! move I'rcely and unmolested by i;apin;, (Tcv, 1 ;:.-.—found that Washington seemed lo havr iis mind on something besides a now u^iny mh'nuttinir.U romance. The ;;r.>."tiitirs were scrupulously obeyed and a Kclict IV'.Y iiivi. ih°m at a White House lunch- con. Aside J'rom that Washington was busy— very busy iti'iiin^ on with a war—and romance, it (!ov{j!o!v : . hiul ta[:en second place. War has a way. it .vL'tins. ol putting things in their proper pli'lCl 1 . Fn;m I :,uc;cn. on the same day, came another liUlo serial note—in- Kin;i I'.nd Queen of England \vrir Im.sily moving among the rubble of ihrir trat.hcdnii town of Canterbury, cheering the living, crjmfoniny iho.se bereaved. Two nv:n \:\:\-'\r> their heart's choice—one ro- nuir.ee. Uie cihrr (iuJ.y. and the same day found them worids removed from each other—vast \vorld.s apart. The Whue llou.-m served a hot chowder lunch. ; Wn have :T! im-rr n Kin<?; s Monday luncheon in Canterbury was quit* cold. But net in the hearts of a ruler's people. —Memphis Commercial Appeal. Bubbles SIDE GLANCES OS)**. W2 iT KCA SERVICE. INC. T. M. REG. U. S. PAT, OFF. can slay out an hourextra today and get some shopping done—the boss is taking thai now secretary to lunch I" By William Ferguson THIS CURIOUS WORLD PiANTATfONS OF THE DUTCH EAST INJDIES, NOW IN JAPANESE HAND5> GREW FROM SEEDS S THEY SAY I[ ;i \vr,rkrr iv[',;:;os Ui accept suitable employ infill ii; a -.vnr iiulustvy without reasonable cause ii \vnri!'-! !)p I In- duiy c;l the United States Em- ploymnU .Srrvicf^ to report it to the selective .'in-vii- syM.fjn.--Pnul V. McNult. chairman of War Manpuwer Commission. They don't rjr souri. 'h-.sso nrowder and dej)ort Bridges. I it.--S;-n:uor Bonnet! C. Clark of Mis- Tii have licnin which trul C vv.y.urrirtcd way in which Americans am-pie-i and supported the nation's ra- r :>:u! nn:v control program i.s .something ^M;!!.I :;;:• rvrryonr's pride.—Price Con- iiiri L<\'.'i Hi x !i(icr:;on. ?• to;i-])( n ic foreigners 'M'iic. 1 -. Shall \vc besmirch to lislit now!—Gen. Max- Mcxican minister of com- rr nuainst axis. cab; Harry an Wayne and: ah"" OUT OF THE X.Z'O IN Ig7<£.. ^ejj^lL r T.M.HtC.U.S.fAT TRUE BUFFAtOes DON'T HAVE SHOTGUNS AAUST BE. BROKEN BEFORE THEY VVILL. SHOOT/ FRHD R. PENNSTIVAN/A. ri^oti? : ^ a n'»r\*.•fVi»rtii&"H.^'-vitt»*l^<^UX'~_ j' ' ~_".,i .'...i, ' ^X~ i „..,„ ith:. sturit livpn'vtj^OH^v^ifrhiskeVed'i'ige'hfe who has known the stockade;'ai-oubd^-fij^^ was in setting. the", locomotive^ an4 v stv^^oikl ;aii f .'vaudeville an'' pitchures. cars. Randy r Scott; '_w&s .*'. Hra sgU^l He -"v^ras 1 • a ; tumble : actor—a s tur- the engineer froni!; the'i'^e^tnjfiU^;ri&leras''~'lie : : is'good at directin', cab; Harry Carey;.owas..,Vprgap^ so." orf ul characters' : werfi 'blazing;) aW^t: ' ' " "'"' across the 'streaiiti; ]'( "/ ^^^ "''.: But the most itJSf: ;otly Mpn*t. : .say I• said so." fe^nd^t.V'J^ft^iSii^p •'•' .^-,--,,.. .-.rije"-^^ 1 .' -directing 1 horse opera and'j.nopinf for better .things when vidual in the ', bUnch'' Eason . His working ' " pl vays includfe ra : ''Mde-brirnrne(i--bl(jl£' i plaid "'. shirty;' siiy.er-nio'Uj[i^d: 1 -Irving" - Thalberg called :: Kim;/.iri.A_aj:id- explained ruefully ..had .spent niore than .. ^ . on', two i innings of : 'Ben;-ilur.">arid .still didn't have a gqpfi "movie. -To save the invest- To this day, no stunt man has been asked to do anything that the action expert won't do himself. Last year he directed a series of shorts about the armed services, and the one about the medical corps, ''Soldiers in "White/ 1 was nominated for an Acadc'my Award. During the filming, he asked a man to tumble down a high, steep bluff. When the fellow demurred, Eason said, ''Aw, it's easy—like this," hurled himself backward and bounced over rocks and brush into the river. After such a casual demonstration, CRISIS COPYRIGHT. 1942. NEA SERVICE. INC. JS 'IlKfl^ACHK. v.•V-.-^tEhis ;ptace''is.,like" a shoebox." iik'XVllLl ''•'"'^^ ^- r'' : - '^^ ?i *- '^R%'- ^ e - i Ai- r - FT^^o^'^^ 1^^^^'^ ^ Tdl •f"t>i' "'"ii* • j' >/rV '-'-^ v'x^-r'S^ff^^^'-fo^ tub^to decide w. , ' "jfc. . • ^— ^ - ':''•"•-•*- "'^H: ••'• - 1 ^7«r^u^4irvW r r» A Tiron^C 1 f/-v - tff\—** NEXT- "Was George Washington a perfect physical specimen? HARRISON IN HOLLYWOOD BY PAUL HARRISOX NEA Service • Staff Correspondent and almost always in demand. But Breezy Lsn'i happy. For 17 has dealt, in gore and sweat and gunpowder, HOLLYWOOD — In exactly the years he same way that that fabled clown violence. yearns to ham up Hamlet, .so does catastrophe and dc-st ruction." His Hovietown's top creator of .spcctac- . gamut of emotions runs only from u<ar thrills lon to direct a frothy ferocity to fury. No glamor table beside empty chairs. for MacDowell.ajid fessor Cohstantriie^ books and •••gill tipttifes/ f at a table. ;by parently ings. Martha Swoisofi a new acquairitance'^rtd; ; it'se<Sti«7"' a conquest; the. ship's'. was pouring his; soul "into y&r f decide which wants to _ sharpeijed to an the past ; '-hours,,- warned Tal- iit-of-^place squeak, an scrape; whirling, :tfie''door. *.*•'. lere, gripping the .;;; -• 4oor:; ; ]afnbs to:remain upright. Aii.;liltredibly; -ugly man. TI\ere Talcott • sto-wed ; a^ay' 'tooU 'irid HUlc farce. Or a brittle drawing- cuties. rocm .comedy. Or something. cither. no no laughs. No romance, When the time comes for since Breezy (B. Reeves) the bruised and breathless hero to Easor. directed the chariot race step over hi.s pro.straic foes and stuff for "Ben Hur" in 1925 he i clas the gai in his arms, the res- has been typed indelibly as an ular director picture takes over action specialist. He staged the bat- and IKson goe.s home. tic scenes for "Sergeant York." the • HANDSOME, TOO On a -raw night, last- February I land rush \n "Cimarron." the burning of Atlanta in "GWTW." the toimi amen Uat-arms in ".Robin Hood." and so on through scores of celluloid ejics. He's highly paid drove 30 miles to a location where BITCTA- Eason was bossing the bit? fight .sequence for "The Spoilers." On the previous eve- Bv \ViHianis .TY-US BE A BOMBPROOF SHEY_TT=R,BUT IT WON^ T HAsDDA. PUT SO MUCH STUFF- OM THE >MS\DE TO HOLD UP £ OUTSIDE ,TH.AT OUR BOARDINQ HOUSE with Major Hoople thought about t his sage. From Lowcii'-'Byrd "ij; ; W4s^ 1 three words only, "On th^job,^,.^ response to- his .trinscription^6^ events. But it lifted a gr^t Butdfei from his mind and at -the sartic time reminded' 'him tHat life : Bafl work to do. ; 'H6w could; he, lated on this ship, accomplish anything within the four -days : >liottcd to him before he .rmlst face' Accusations .-in New. York? could he begin? By paying court to ^was-jbot a single hair to his head; ! * " .rip eyebrows, no eyelashes; he ; looked, horribly, like some ining that had just been born. Yet v -he must have been all of 50. extended over the full surface of his baldness and his red^rimmed'little eyes were beady TUAT'S'THE WAV WE TO HEAR A LITTLE PATRIOT UP, WORCESTER.'-*«* 'j ALN/IN/ LETT^E- 5TEP O\'ERTO ' CAGUIER'S CAGE \MITH THfXT <5tX BUCKS GOT ._.-... — JUST TELL U9 Y00 1 RB READY TO 6TAMPS, VIORCE6TER/ .Pater-'. son? Hardly. She had become tantalizingly desirable''; vhid changed completely s i n.d e the., stormy hours on Abas. • „ He was not blind to her ; glances, 'the mounting color beneath her trans* lucent skin, the lingering : p : res-, sure of her hand on his arm." But fright of discovery. '- "Well?" Talcott demanded. ;.: .'• "Excuse, please!" V '"What the devil do you want?" • •"Mj--. stateroom is the next—I m'ake mistake—" .- "Do you usually enter your 'stateroom on hands and knees?" '. A fleeting, baleful stare was his answer.:•• And then, key in hand, ihe.hairless one groped to the adjoining door and let himself in. ,-Talcott watched long and thoughtfully.' Certainly he had ^ever-seen this man before; impossible for memory to forget that ;Vily'head. Yet something about him prodded memory. And the what could he do? and possibly death 'faring what could he .offer her.? -/ 'Halsey came down .to jdlrmer finally, and Talcott was. ' immeasurably relieved. Halsey was j)ale and rather stiff, but his clear eyes and thoughful maimer told that whatever fight he 'had. held with himself he must 'have won. He spoke quite civilly to .Talcott, occupied the chair on June..Paterson's left. Talcott, taking'; vantage of the break, > himself to look And as he left the dining he felt her .disappointed, eyes follow him. ' . * . .. , MacDowell was doicg -at w«&X as could be expected. ^Rus afc- ways happens to me," ne "I'E be like this New York, talk me into it." •You should get'out i* •'memory, whatever" it might be, was not pleasant. ^..•Perhaps it was of no con- s&Jiience. Talcott shrugged and gave noncomittal answer to Mac- DowelTs moaned-question. Briskly he set oft along the corridor, (frying to shake the vision of that ugly, thing'-like head from his mind.. Halfway to the companionway he had to hold up to allow a ^steward to bring an armload of lin'en'irom a locker. : .. On impulse he asked, "Who is that'jyassenger with the completely, bald head?" ' -The steward -frowned. "Bald— Oh, .him!' 'That's Mr. Webber. Hey a tailor in New York. His first'.vacation, in twent^ years, he $aid,. We had him on the down .trip." He stayed over in Saint Thomas— He was on B Deck com- ing.dowri. Got changed down here because there was too much noise his being in front of the wrong door, but it wouldn't account for his trying to enter the room on hands and knees. ^FALCOTT moved forward. Mr. Webber could wait. More important business was at hand; the business of determining just v/hat was in the "report" Struthers had given Halsey. MacDowell had said that Halsey had stateroom K to himself. He went directly there and, receiving no response to his knock, tried the door. It was locked. In annoyance he turned and in that moment another steward was coming from, another cabin, bearing a tray.' Quite casually, Talcott said, "Oh, steward! Mr. Halsey left an envelope for me. Will you ]et me in please?" There could be nothing wrong.' An aristocratic-looking gentleman in evening dress who was a little put out at finding a door locked. Unfortunate that one gentleman could be so forgetful oE another; was that a banknote- in the aristocratic gentleman's hand? It was. The steward let him in and went whistling on his rounds. Talcott moved swiftly, survey-' ing the room. A regular bed here instead of bunks; Halsey's bags lay open and empty in the rack beneath the bed. An open wardrobe door swung gently with the motion of the ship, revealing neatly-hung suits. On. the bureau were personal articles; military brushes, a strapwatch whose hands pointed to nine o'clock; film cartridges, a small camera, toilet articles. ~/iHe's a' good tailor. Measuring me for a suit. Funny, ain't it? vacation and still working, that was that. Bald-head on the down trip and "" was different going might account toe Where was the most likely hiding place? Too bulky, that envelope, for Halsey to carry it with him. Talcott searched the bureau, found nothing; ran his hand over the clothing in the wardrobe, found nothing; pulled out the bags beneath the bed, found nothing. He stood, scratching his head in vexation, and glared. It had to bo somewhere. Beneath the pillow'.' No. Nor in the bed. Nor— Wait a minute! On a table magazines were piled in disorder. Somehow they didn't seem lo lie just right; there was a bulge in the midst oC one that didn't belong there. Talcott crossed swiftly, shuffled the magazines, and the envelope was in his hands. It was sealed, of course: gobs of red wax along the Hap. He had no time for experiments in deception; with Halsey's nail file ho ripped the length of the envelope, and then stared incredulously. Paper, plain blank paper was in his hands. Not a mark defiled its white surface. He was going through it again, just to make sure, when he heard a noise at the door. (To Be Continued) s_

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