The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 4, 1944 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, November 4, 1944
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/AGE COURISB . -^-,.-8, Publisher ___, Jtf F. RORRI3,' Editor JAMES A. OATENS, AdTertUiflg M*nl(*r " ' S61» Nitional'Advertising , WUlK«,Witm»r Go., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. AK*>rn«M| Except second class matter »t (h« post- offic* at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of don- grta, October'9, 1917. Served by the United Proa SUBSCRIPTION By carrier In the city of Blythevllle, 30o per week, or 85o per month. By mail, within a radius of 40 mlta, HOO per year, $2.00 for six mouths', $1.00 for three months; uy mall outside 60. mile lone $10.00 per year payable In advance." .']. Occupational Therapy Handicapped persons have laugh I American industry a valuable lesson since the war began. Employed at a time of labor scarcity, they hav.e shown that men and' women once classed as "permanently disabled" can do a great variety of jobs, and establish excellent records for hitrh . production nnd low absenteeism and job turnover in Hie process. A recent Civil .Service, study revcfjls thai handicapped persons can do nearly -1000 different kinds, of york satisfactorily. Obviously it is the humanitarian obligation of employers and unions to protect the jobs; of these people to the greatest'practicable extent in times' of plentiful labor. For surely their wartime experience as employables has done handicapped workers an incalculable amount of good. There is no need to argue the virtues of occupational therapy. It !)iis been used successfully for years to aid the recovery of-mental patients and to restore the spirits as well us the muscles ill slow recuperation from physical disease awl injury., So why should we not consider employment of the able-bodied as well as the handicapped, and on. a national scale, as a form of "occupational therapy"? The viewpoint is eminently practical as well as humane. A normal man becomes menially sick thiotitfh prolonged unemployment. He loses self-confidence and self-respect, ' - and the actual physical benefit that comes from congenial work. He thinks himself a failure and often looks about for a scapegoat on which to fasten the cause for these fancied shortcomings. Multiply such thinking by millions ami you have fertile ground for the growth of isms and racial and religious bigotry, of unrest, and violence. If widespread unemployment comes, iclief is a necessity. But it. is not a permanent prescription. The doctor does not give the patient the same drug during concalescence that he administers in a life-and-death crisis, Perhaps "make work" is the tonic of convalescence. But neither made work nor relief can substitute for a responsible , Job, secured on merit, held through _ ability, and performed with some creative satisfaction. This has not been stressed in talk of postwar jobs. But certainly it is a potent argument for unity among all groups concerned with building a strong business and social structure after victory. It is most unlikely (hat, without unemployment after the last war, the Communist Party would have secured , its stubborn foothold in America or "• that the Ku Klux Klan would have written its shameful page in our history< V| ®-I5Si We cannot afford the poisonousdis . ruption of such groups after this war. The stake is too great. And we need BLYTHEVILLE (ARfe.y COURIER NEWS 110(1 have it if government and business and labor leaders will recognize the long-rapge human necil and day- to-day enjoyment of a good job well done, and if they will work in the knowledge that on them depends the nation's mental and spiritual as well as economic health. The Need Continues Military medical men have learned much about the life-saving properties of blood plasma since the war began. And one of the lessons i.s thai speed and quantity are often of highest importance. By a newly developed loch-' nicjue, many patients arc now given tour bottles simultaneously, with plasma being fed into bofh arms and both legs. Plasma, is also being packaged in quarts rather than pint bottles now, for it has been found that cases commonly require I wo or Iliree pints and some have required 10. H has been comforting to think that a pint-of our blood will save a soldier's or sailor's life. Perhaps it docs sometimes, but we know now that one pint often will not do the job. Wood donors have been admirably generous,, but the need is still great. These new techniques arc a reminder of that—and no more reminder should be necessary. Secret Weapon "All 'the Japanese have to do in future operations is to project their indomitable spirits at the enemy and they will suffer internal fear that will defeat them, before they get into the fight,"—Tokyo broadcast. Undoubtedly Nippon will never again make the mistake of hauling these indomitable .spirits- part way on warships and letting them try to do their projecting at close range. THEY SAT U'f, lucky for us HID Jerries' grenades aren't nny limnn good. They shatter in little tinkling pieces ns though he had thrown n Ming vnsc nl von. 1 lind one burst between my boots.—Caul. Owen Lainborl of La Jolln, Cnlif., at Uereen .op Zoom. •'•.-••' • • • What I have seen during my n days of touring England nnd Franco hr;s convinced me thai Britain and the United Slates will be much more closely bound together nfter (lie war than tliey have ever been before. There will be more understanding between our peoples.—Hep. Victor Wlck- crsham (D) of Oklahoma. • • • All the Japanese have to do In future operations is to project their Indomitable spirits at the enemy nnd they will suffer Internal fear tlir.t 'will defeat them before they get, into the flijht The Occidental mind of course . will ,, 0 l understand this great Oriental power.—Tokyo radio a . . In western Europe there's ifn estimated 40,000,000 homes to be constructed and an untold Otlrtljlonnl number in Russia.—Mnury Maverick, chairman Smaller War Plants Corp. • • • Here's one tor the book. Several destroyers have applied (or the new rale or "cowboy" nfter roping unwilling Nips irom sunken ships and c'owncd planes (in the Philippines).—Rear Adml Jesse ii. Oklcndorr. » • • Even (he totnlly irresponsible and deceiving propaganda of the Japanese government could not. keep all the people.-; of Ihe Fnr East, including (lie Japanese, from seeing that liberation of the Philippines meant the bisecting of the hoped-for Japanese Empire.—Secretary O t War Henry L, Stimson. • • » Coming on the heels o( the unbelievable tragedy of Warsaw, the refusal of the Soviet government to permit UNRRA to operate in Russla-cccupicd Poland, imposes a new tragedy for the Polish people-Joseph H. Kaszubowski, president Coordinating Committee ot American- Polish Associations, of New York. Slbl GLANCES , "My report card is about average; but I'm afraid Pop,: ; i won't like it—he started on a diet of lettuce and^grape-; y :,. v -...y v 't;.u:,,.:..^...^f r uit juice last week! 11 .^^;*^^.)^! THIS CURIOUS WORLD , VjJS? WHY DID GAME.HUNTERS NEVER SHOOT Rlt-JS-NKKED' PHEASANTS f> ' '! i . I T. M. RCO. U. S. PAT. OFF, I / -4" Ttf FOOTS.4.LL. TE4A' HAVE PiAYED IN THE'.. _,_., /Vt/)./ae40M4L GAMES,' ROSE. BOWI ...I929U ORANGE BOWL. \94-O £ COTTON BOWL. 1943- " SU6AR BOWL. |944» ANSWER: These game birds were not i..'..c. ".:>.;•.: from China until 1681. ,..-,•] • ..'.o this eouritr.; .NEXT: SizloE IID the moon, In Hollywood OurBodrdingH BY KKSKINE JOHNSON NKA'Slaff Corrcs|loniicnt Hay Millttnd's fingers clutched the bottle frenzlcdly. He tore off the cap and poured himself an- odier drink. A stiff one. His eyes were bloodshot, his clothes dirty nnd l\c needed a It Kfis the 10th day of the greatest (trunk in history. At lensl the most expensive. With -1G more days to go. Nine reels of celluloid costing nearly a million dollars, with Ray Mlllancl drunk in eight and a half of them. "The prohibitionists will love it," director Billy Wilder said. "A ticK- Hollywood triangle." producer Charles Brnckctt enthused, "A boy and a girl and a bottle! Whnt suspense!" "I'll never touch another drop of lea as long as I live." Ray Milland said. "Or ever listen lo 'Tea for Two.' Even on tea I'll probably have a six-month hangover. lea Is what Milland drinks from !> lo 0 every day as Don Dirnim, the alcoholic hero In the screen vcrson of Charles Jackson's best seller "The Lost Weekend.' 1 The SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1944 "Cmon, Get on the Job! Time's Awastih'! Were they havln with the censors? "Not a bit," director Wilder said, 'except, that we had to change Ihe character of Gloria, the girl Don meets In n bar/ She's now a jobless manicurist." "A manicurist," producer Brack- clt said, "between hands." R**d Courier newi •wit tdt Trj onr"Qwn Made" ICECREAM Ole Hickory Inn Atnm tnm Hfeh BcbMi FARMERS We have, plenty, of Iron Roof- Ing and Rough Cypress for bams and sheds. 3 Year FHA Terms It desired. E. C. Robinson Lumber Co. Out Our Way . Williams BEIMG SO VER EFFICIEMT snUPIES AMP WITH SUCH & THIRST FDfe KfJQWLEDGE MUSJ MAKE VOUR MOTHER VERY PROUD OF you OH, NO-MO, MA'AM QUITE IHE REVERSE BOTH VERY >T.' THE MORE GREAT PEOPLE, THE MORE WE FIMD WHO SHOWED LITTLE OR NO PROMISE WHEW THEY OH, WHAT A PAL.' prop .man brews up a couple o quarts a tiny. Without lemon o. iiffsr. please; Because, with Icmqn or sugar it doesn't look like rye.' YEAR'S TOUGHEST CHOKE Bringing to, (he screen "The Lost Weekend," the story of a man in. the giip of ijlcoliol—and why—is, probably the ycax's toughest assignment in Hollywood. One thjit- vroultl have been attempted only By a couple of gents like Billy Wilder and Charley Bracket'., who wrote, produced and Directed "Double Indemnity." Sure, the book is great reading —n mncabrc, exciting study In the perverse depths of a drunk's mind —a story of frustration. But can it be put on film that people want to sec? Wilder and Brackelt ihlnk it can and they're doing it. Even' if they are writing the script on the set as they go along. As Wilder likes to say. "I never the script until [lie picture Is finished. That's the way I like to work." Jusl iibout everything In the book will be in the movie—Don's loneliness (done with flashbacks), his need to drink, the pawning of his typewriter for inoney to buy more rye. his hangovers, day dreams of himself as a genius", his awful nightmares and that wonderful sequence In which he steals a woman's purse in a night club. The movie version dwells longer than the book on his love for Helen, with much of this action in flashbacks too. Jane Wyman plays Helen. There's n different ending in the film version, too. Locked hi his apartment, and unable to get a drink, he finds a gun and savs he's going to kill himself. Helen then e've.s him a bottle of Us beloved rye. saying derisively: "I'd rather have you drunk than dead." ON LOCATION To give the film real flavor, director Wilder took his star and a camera crew to New York for i week of filming of exterior scenes He wanted to film that scene of Milland, with a terrible hangover, staggering up Third Avenue trying lo find a pawnshop to get a lonn on his typewriter. They got it, too by hiding Ihe camera in a bakery (ruck and filming the scenes between 55lh and 118th streets at 5 o clock In the morning when there wasn't loo much traffic. Mlllaiid had a. five-day growth of beard and a cold he picked up on an air-conditioned train going cast. jNobody recognized him..,,,. [Work shoe re- 'pairs are made liere with the same rnetir.u- care used for most expensive shoes. Our leathers are long wearing anrt the best available for Ihis character work. If you want wear nnd comfort try us. H-fiLTCRS QUHLITY SHOC SHOP 121 W.'MfllN.STiV Factory Method Motor Re Our newly installed equipment includes a CRANKSHAFT GRINDER, BORING BARS, PISTON GRINDER, BEARING RE-SIXER, ONE BORING MACHINE, CONNECTING ROD RE-BABBITING MACHINE, etc. Our men are factory trained and use factory approved methods. .Take your truck, car or tractor to your own dealer or garage and have them send the motor to us to be completely rebuilt! * * John Miles Miller Co. Blyfhcvillc, Ark. DON EDWARDS "The Typewriter Man" ROYAL, SMITH, CORONA, AND REMINGTON PORTABLE TYPEWRITERS ' I I 118 N. 2nd STREET PHONE 3382 J (Every Transaction Must Be Satisfactory) THE STOIlVl Knlmlrrk Inlc- ly hrokc. ^» in lli c niuui-y ui>iv Ilinl h (: .>i prliiu- !i- K nl ;ulv!scr t,, rnckctrcr Vlrpjl Hi,KKJ<J. Hi- iTc- c(dfn Ilint bin imiirnvi-il nii:niL'l[il JttalliN rnllji for tu'Mt-r ll\.|n^ (l ii:i r _ trr« tli;m Jlrii. Welkins' lionrtUnir VI r pHE manager: of the Columbus ' Towers unlocked the door of apartment D4 and bowed me In. Now that we'd come to terms he seemed to have forgotten all about the long argument we'd had. I was amazed at how difficult it was to get into this place even when yon were willing to conic across .with the stiff price they asked. The way he'd questioned me you'd have thought I was joining a lodge. But that didn't bother inc. 'He was only a stooge for some,0110, dressed up iii^n fancy morning coat. ; 1 After having Anally rented the place on the strength of my bank 'reference, 1 got myself outfitted from head to foot and also bought 'the very best kind of luggage ob- itainable. I'd realized that the discouraged suitcase standing all ^packed at. Mrs. Watkins' wasn't going lo do me any good here. 1 But now I was really taking the stage in style. I'd spent the whole morning at the tailor's. Panly Waist would have no reason to think that my presence was dishonoring these hallowed walls. As for the luggage, it was a knock-. out. ! When the manager got through opening the Venetian blinds and putting finishing, touches to the apartment, he. deigned-to speak. ' "I trust. cvcrylhing is satisfactory, Mr. Kabateck. II there is • anything else you wish, please let me know." ; "Okay," I said. Then I caught myself. l? Vcry well." Just then the boy c«me in with the luggage. I was a little annoyed because it looked so hew. There'scemed lo be the faintest i trace of. a smile on the Vnanager's t {aca, but_n>»ybe_it was onljrmy it. >Boggio, was the most unpre-.| cliciablc guy. First he'd be'all)I steamed up about something,.then.ll he'd take mo into his confidence^,. I then we'd make an agreement, il and finally he'd blow town without telling me about it. • .: •'Anything Ihn matter?" asked 1 imagination. Anyhow it made me Ginger. ' "No," I said: "I only wanted iorc. Who was working for whom in this joint? "That'll be all, Mr. Dcnham," I said. "You can go now." He raised bis eyebrows and ilifTly walked out. I told the boy to put the lug- g.ige in Ihe dressing room and then gave him two bucks just to show . I wasn't n piker. When he closed the door behind him, I threw my hat on a chair and began ray lour of inspection. I'd seen Ihe place during my first visit but hadn't really taken a good look at it. It was high class all right. The kind of a place one could expect for the kind of dough I was paying. From the big windows you got a swell view ot the park. Just standing there and saying lo yourself thai this was home made you feel successful. Next I tried the chairs and divans. They were deep and luxurious, made lo fit the con- fours ot your spine. That was one thing I'd kicked about at Mrs. Walkliis'. Not one of the chairs in my room was really comforla- ble. Then I tried the bed, bouncing up and down, flopping 6n il full length and rolling from one side lo the other. It was just about tops! Some ot my former exeilcmcnl came back lo me as I relumed lo the living room. This was worth every dime 1 was paying. I dropped inlo an easy chair and reached for the phone. "Get me Dawson 8-CG49," I said to the operator. * « * «TIELLO?" "Hello, Ginger," I said. "Can. I talk to Virgil?" "He's out of town." "What d'you mean he's out of town? I saw him only yesterday." "Ho flew to Chicago this morn- -a ing. He'll be gone for Iwo or three pily days." "Well! (o give'him my now address, and phone number." . "Have you moved, Xeo?" Anolher of her fool questions. No, I hadn't moved. I only had-I a new address nnd a now phone il number. "Sure I've moved, Ginger^ I'm 1 at the Columbus Towers." That must have knocked her for'| a loop. "The what?" she said. "Tiie Columbus Towers," I repealed. "You know, Christopher Columbus, the guy who discovered this country." I was giving tier a liistory lesson. "Sure I knosv, Leo. But what's happened?" It looked as it Boggio hadn't j done much talking since our agreement; "Don't you know thdl Virgil has at last recognized my lalents? We made n deal yesterday, t'm | in the dough." She let out a little squeal. "But that's wonderful, Leo! »>•• calls for a celebration. I'm coming I ,'cr." " "Now lislen, Ginger. I've been'' here 'exactly five minutes. I' haven't even unpacked, or t thing. 1 can't have a house \vi ing right awny." , "Why not? You don't havq to :] be so formal willi me. I only want lo wish you good lucfc and help you straighten things oiit;" Like hell, she did. Whal she I wanted was to seo the plac.e.1 Maybe it had ,111 even better repu-l tation than I thought. Boggio I never stayed at classy apartments. I Ho didrt't feel at ease in them. ' "ATI right," I said, after a moment. "If you insist. Come over] in a couple of hours." ' | "See you later," she said ha|h<l ly. '[ "Yes," I said. "See you later." Then I hung up. -I ~o Be Continued) I

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