The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 11, 1944 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, November 11, 1944
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*AGH FOOT BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS tSE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THX COURIER NEWS CO. ••' H. W. HADOS8, Publisher BAMOEL F. MORRIS, Editor , > . OATENS, AdYertiBlflfrMiua«W ' Sole National Advertising Representatives: , W»]LiH» Wltmer Oct., New York, Chicago, De- trolt, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afteraoom Except Bundar Entet*d u second class nutter at the post- offlee at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under «ct ol Ooo- gress, October 9, 1817, Served by the United Pnaa BAtftJ . By carrier In the city or Blythe?lite, 20o per week, or 86J per month. • By mall, within a radius of 40 mfies, »4.W per year, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; t>y mall outside 60 mile zone (10.00 per year payable In advance. Surplus Planes for Colleges What tp do with surplus wavplanes in peacetime is a question that has been bothering-a-lot of, people ever since our aircraft industry achieved its undreamed-of pi eduction heights'. It has seemed that the mighty fleet of airplanes which has done so much'to make victory certain might turn into a large ;herd of white elephants once that victory was won. But Ernest R. Breech, president of the Bendix Aircraft Corp., has come along with a plan that promises to achieve at least a partial solution of the problem and at the same time render this country a valuable service. Mr. Breech suggests that the gov- einment, under the new Surplus Law, sell or lease these craft to colleges and universities which now give aeronautical coinses <3i which plan to institute them after the \yar. His suggestion was preceded by a survey of schools, and the result assured him that there would be considerable academic interest in the used wai plane market. Only '155 out of 1200 colleges and universities polled answeied the ques- tionnane. But 212 of these were found to be giving courses in aeronautics already, and 95 more included such,courses i;i their postwar, plans. What is more, 76 schools leported that tliey now have adequate facilities for a permanent program, and 160 others have some equipment. Mr. Breech's plan apparently has the appioval of the whole industry, and its advantages are numerous. Ir. tho field of national defense, collegiate jivmtion mstuiction could be included in POTC training with requirements high enough to turn out pilots, navigators and mechanics of military standard. Such instruction would also help to guarantee our continued leadership in world aviation. The end of the war, which will find us the world's greatest air power, will also signal a great expansion of commercial aviation throughout the \\otlcl, and of flying in general. If we wish to maintain our leadership, \\e must look for the new leaders in the shops and laboratories of our colleges and umvei sities. If the Bieech plan will hasten a piogram foi developing our future air- eiaft designers, engineers and technicians, it deserves a try apart from its merits of usefully salvaging surplus planes. Of couise, the aviation industry's interest in this plan might be called selfish, but it is selfishness which works for the common good. The indus- tiy, natuially, is interested in markets, air-mindedness is a requisite to those markets, and there probably are few better ways of spreading air-niinded- ness than fiom our colleges. But markets also mean jobs. Aviation is now in the awkward position of being one of our youngest as well as : SATURDAY, NOVEMBER U, -194,1 biggest industries. Obviously it cannot maintain anything like its present size in pc«ce. But it should do everything possible to avoid a sudden collapse of activity.. , If college aeronautical training can do anything toward easing the transition from full wartime; to full peacetime production, then Mr. Breech deserves three chetrs and a tiger, on and off the campus. and Art If it isn't raking the cold political fishes unduly, we should like to revert to another pre-election topic and re- cull a remark by the eminent violinist Fritz Kreisler. To the question of how he was going to vole, Mr. Kreisler answered, "My political candidate this year in Beethoven and maybe Bach." The Bccthoven-Rach ticket is certainly an excellent one, and one which lias been kept in musical office year after year with scarcely a dissenting vote. And we can't blame Mr. Kreisler unduly for taking nn "art-is-long-and time-is-t'lccting" attitude and sticking with his candidates. But this attitude is one that artists have taken to their sorrow in recent years. / Thomas Mann, the distinguished German writer, has told of his belated awakening to the importance of politics after years of thinking politics a dirty business in which the cloistered intellectual should not soil himself. Dr. Mann and most of his colleagues awakened after the damage was done, of course, and Hitler was already in power. Great men and great artists like Mr. Kreisler must live in a world of politics. And their art flourishes in a free, democratic, prosperous society. That society in America is governed by politics. No one can convincingly excuse his indifference to active political participation in preserving it. Dangerous Static Two West Orange, N. J., men have received a patent on a gadget which introduces artificial noise into a long- distance telephone conversation in order, to blot out the "cross talk" that one occasionally hears. We can only hope, in the interest of preserving a fine old American tradition, that this device is never incorporated into the rural party line. •tOTHPTSAY The war has entered Its last and most decisive phase. There is no gelling off the train now—yon must go all the wr.y. Be tanatical and rough in delciue of your homeland— German imny newspaper. <J • • In a land which is distinguished for freedom of specel), freedom of rellelon, freedom from want and freedom from fear, any lack of a freedom of jub opportunity isn't soing Is set well with the men who have fought to save us on the battlefields of the world,—Henry Ford. » ... In education, as in politics, the American people have been at the mercy of pressure groups. Any trade that wants to be a profession cnn get n professional school citnbllshcd In some university. The trade and Ihc trade school can then join to limit entrance to the trade to those who have passed through the school.—Dr. Robert Maynard Hutchins, president' U. of Chicago. * » . It is not an exaggeration to say thai this is (he most stirring moment in Japan's recent, history. It is a momentous period because every Japanese realizes that these (Philippine) battles will decide his future and because everyone knows that this series of battles Is Hie most decisive since the beginning of the China inci- dent,—Domei, Jap news agency. •Don'l give her too much credit for wanting to help with Hie hc)usc\vork---reineinbcr there isn't a dale her age left j in (own, and she's so..bored she , ' actually a 'relief I" • •-•• —-—— .< THIS CURIOUS WORLD AIR. MAKES IT POSSIBLE FOR PLANES TO FLY... YET IT IS THIS' SAME All? THAT f/OJ-OS r&fM WHERE WOULD .YOU LOOK FOR A SQUIRREL HAKE... IN THE oceAAf, FOffssr OR IN A MACHINE , DOES NT BECOA\E HOMEY- UNTIL IT HAS ENTERED THE STOW AC H OF A BEE. >v^ Sate 50% On ' ', TRUSSES Steel and Elastic STEWART'S Drat St«r« Main & Lake Phone 2822 ANSWER: In ihc Atlantic"'Ocean. It is a fish of the c. NEXT: Mexico's jrowins volcano. i'ork shoe re- iirs are made .ere with the same meticu- *1ons care used tor most expensive shoes. Onr leathers are long wearing and the best available for this character work, ti you want wear and comfort try ns. IZ I."KW.' >f A .1 'hi' S Tfe, Try our "Own Made" ICE CREAM Ole Hickory Inn Afrit* titm 8eb»«* In Hollywood BY EKSK1NF JOHNSON .. NEA Start Correspondent Open letter to Allan J. Tallwood, president of the Leg Fanciers' Association of America: Dear Allan: You probably never heard of me iml I never heard of you or your association. But being one of those gents who still believe in Santa Claus, I'm going to believe you do exist. And just like the kids who write to Santa Claus,'I'm going to drop this letter Into n mailbox nml I know you'll get it. But don't send me a pair of legs for Christmas unless the body is attached. But all that is beside the point. The reason I'm writing to you, Allan, is that I think you should hop a train or plane, wherever you arc, and get out to Hollywood in n hurry. A young lady named Laralna Day. who also believes In Santa Claus wants to give you a great big kiss for giving her the title "The Best Legged Lady in the Land." And after collecting the kiss, you can prove to Hollywood that you and your association do exist. That's very Important, Allan. Cotiflden- Our Boarding House with Maj.Hoople Out Our Way By J, R. Williams HOW COM,e YOU'RE >UCrilMGTrte WATCH- AftN'6 SOBTOMlGVlT, Wr\oOR?I SUPPOSE trV.STRNU ,^^^J^^Tl^lG A POSSIBLE BID AT LEAST YOU PLfXY CARDS Cf^CteR. PROSTRMEO YOU 6OTLARCEWV iM YOUR. HEftRj: SOU MEVER. DEFEND ME WHEM SHE BLAM&S. ALL HER. KIDS' BAD , HABITS OM ME.' VOL) GIT A KlMDA TIREP DEADPAW LOOK WHEM SHE PRACTICALLY CALLS ME A LOWBROW TRAMP/ REMEMBER THIS IS A REFLECTIOM ON YOUR' RA19M' ME, AM' YOU DO WOTHlW ABOUT \T- YOU ASHAMED? 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. WHV MOTHERS GET GRA.V inlly, there are disbelievers. You sec, Allan, \vc read in the lewspapers about (he Leg Fanciers' Association of America - awarding Larnine the title after a four-year earch. So we had luncheon with he lady, took a good look at her egs and agreed with you. They arc beautiful. ,IORAL SUPPORT NEEDKD But before Laralnc hns hincli vith any more inquisitive rcport- :rs, you should arrange to be present. She needs your moral support. She tried to get it from her press ngent, her business manager and \cr stand-in, who had Uuich with us. but they let her down. The. press agent, whom you ifobably know very well, tried very nnrd, Allan, but we tripped him up so ottcn his knees are black and jlue. You should have sent him detailed instructions for handling columnists nlong with the title. He titdn't know anything about you, Allan, except that you were Jin ex-vaudeville hoofer who v\-ns a connoisseur of legs, lie even called you "Avery" a couple of times. He said you lived In a suite at a, hotel in Chicago. And Laralnc was being such a good actress, too. She said studio executives she hadn't seen for so long she thought they were dead were coining down to the set to loot at her legs. "They thought I walked on my hands until Mr. Tallwood came along," she said. The p. a. was mad at you, too, Allan. He said you released the wrong picture of Laraiue's legs to the newspapers. The other one, he said, was much prettier. Even Laraine tripped on that one. Allan. "What other one?" she said. AM. A MISTAKE Then Laraine's stand-in, Hor- tcnsc Robinson, tried to whisper to ns that.those were not Lnralnc's legs you saw in the movie "Bride By Mistake." They were Miss Robinson's legs. Trick photography, she whispered. But she couldn't fool ns, Allan. We've seen Lafaine's legs. Ijiil Just think. Allan, t)w pless cgenl couldn't explain why, In Its four-year history, your organization had never seen a pair of legs that 'deserved recognition. Between you and E\e, and don't, get mad, Allan, don't you • Leg Fanciers ever leave your hotel? Slriceiely yours, Ershtae (amateur Leg ' Fancier) Johnson. Factory Method Motor Rebuilding * * Our newly installed equipment includes, a; CRANKSHAFT GRINDER, BORING BARS, PISTOfr; GRINDER, BEARING RE-SIZER. LINE 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! • '••.;--, a_ . * * '-. •:'• John Miies Miller Co. Blyrheville, Ark. ROYAL, DON EDWARDS "The Typewriter Man" SMITH, CORONA, AND REMINGTON TYPEWRITERS- 118 N. 2nd STREET (Enery Transaction Mast Be Satisfactory) FORTABL8 PHONE 3382 yeu QUICK Copyright, 1844, NBA Service, Inc. Till-: STO11Y: !.co Knhnlcrk, Inli'- lj' hrokr. I* 1n IliP immvj- noiv that he Is primp Icpnl mlvKcr to rtitkcCcfr Vlr^ll llOtfc'". JIotfirl»".v plrl frje-nil, Olnprrr, mnkrv. a t>Tny far Mm \vhcit Hojrpht srncx out of ttf-nn: Knlmtcck i» gnmv:. )30GG;O was having a- regul^r.f' picnic. He winked at me r--- 1 '' then said, "How about Daddy -mother kiss because -^ come home and he's so good •&»)/;' Ginger?" . .- • ..•'•t'-'^j Unable to stand il any XII noon Ginger called and A asked me to come over. By the way she talked, friendly-like but at the same time with the proper degree of reserve, I knew Virgil was at her elbow. The moment I entered '.he apartment it was apparent thai whatever business he'd transacted in Chicago had turned out the way he'd wanted it to. I'd never seen him in such a jovial mood before. He was enthroned in an easy chair with his feel stretched out on a hassock. And instead of milk he was drinking coffee which was always a sign he was feeling chipper. "How's the boy, Leo!" he ex- iilninicd. "How's the boy!" I mumbled something and sat •down. His bubbling spirits and Ihc foolish wisecracks he started to make ivriiaied me. If he'd wanted me to' come over ou business why -lidn't he get going? But he was in no hurry. "What's this Ginger's been telling me about a new apartment?" "I thought I'd ivnve. It's a bit better than the other place." Ho burst into 'aughler. "Hear that, Ginger? A bit better, he siiys. The Columbus Towers after" that boarding house. A bit "Right there, the blue convertible." He opened his mouth but I stopped him. "No speeches please, Virgil. 1 know what you'ro going to say. There's plenty of time for all these things. I'm young, -,nd when you were my age— I know it by heart." We returned to the living room and he dropped into his chair, slowly shaking his head. "How was the trip?" 1 inquired. "Fine! Come here, Ginger." * t * CHE got up from the sofa on she'd been sprawling, slipped her feet into a pair of fancy mules and came over to sit on the arm of Boggio's chair. "Show Leo the watch Daddy brought you from Chicago." That was Boggio. Bellyaching about the way I spent dough one minute and in thn next boasting about his generosity. The watch was worth a cool two thousand it I knew anything about jewelry. "Platinum and diamonds," he "I'll be running along, ...... Boggio took his time before' re-";;.' plying, Ihcn, with his arm around':V Ginger's waist and his cheek sn'ug-''ft bcllcr! Boy, you re coining up in the world!" I didn't like live tone of his voice. "That's not all," I said. "I suppose you also know about the car?" "The what?" She'd probably forgotten that "Come and take a look," I said. He pushed himself out of. the chair and followed me into the kitchen. It overlooked the phal- lont parkins JoV - saict proudly. "Fifteen hundred it cost me. Wholesale." Ginger beamed. "Now I'll always know what time it is," she said childishly. There was something about her altitude that I didn't like. From the moment I'd entered the apartment I'd noticed she was having a wonderful time. She'd look at Uoggio, then at mo, then back again at him as it she were secretly enjoying the situation. The very thing thai made me uncomfortable was giving her a terrific kick. I've always despised cheats, and the fact that I was acting like one didn't make me particularly proud. I was actor enough to look Boggio straight In the lace, but all in all the situation was extremely distasteful to me. Ginger, «n the other hand, was ob- ylously relishing the game. glcd up close to hers, he at me. • '' - >V "What's the hurry?" ' -. '"''.V "Look. Virgil," I "There ;are a couple of things I wahttti" to do this afternoon. If; you haven't anything special to say tome I can come back sonic olhe'r,- time. Tomorrow maybe." ' "No. There's something I want.; to show you right now." He took his arm away 'troth-' Ginger's waist and she got lip. Then he reached for a portfolio lying beside him. He motioned to me and 1 followed him into th'e • bedroom. It was funny how reluctant he always was to mention business in front of Ginger. :'.. Boggio produced a bunch otl keys and carefully unlocked the. portfolio. I watched him as'he. fumbled through a thick sheaf o£'. papers. ' '^., I was fascinated by his ugliness.' The thin, mean lips. Furtive eyes.' A faint while scar on the right • cheek. •••,;' "Read this," lie said, suddenly.'It was the draft of a contract pertaining to the purchase of tti'e'f controlling interest in a pinbalV , 7 machine factory. I scanned the' various paragraphs, then looked' up at him. ', "Seems to be all right." *\ "There are a fe\v things I havft, to tell you, though. The purchase. won't be in my name. I'U.xise-ik; straw mart and make out anoUleti agreement with him. But we'll 1 ' have to be very careful because';!! don't want to have to beat anj; income tax rap." ' ' "Sure," I said. "I can fix it" He then went into more eS* planations, giving me just enou$b data so thp.t I could undorstarti, but being careful to wlthfiold «*•;. tain details. For the time " "" I put Ginger out of my" - .(To Be Continued)]

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