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SAGI FOOT BLYTHBV1LLB (ARKJ COURIER NEWS THE BLTTHBVILLE COURIER NEWS '* •' , THE COURIER NEWS (X). ' >> <~< H. W. HAINE8, Publisher " SAMUEL P. NORRI8, Editor ; JAMES A, OATEK8, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Walkoe Wltmer pp., New York, Chicago, De- irolt, Atlanta, Memphis, •FuUlsbsd Every Afttmoo* Except Sunday Bptorod u second c!"«s matter »t the post- office at BlytheYille, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. - • -. ' Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES ,By carrier to the dty of Blythertlle, 20o per week, cr 85o per month. By mall, within a radius of 40 miles, $4.00 per year,'|2.00 for six months, $1.00 for'thiee months; Ujr.'nvpU outside 50 mile zone $10.00 per yew payable In advance. ' V-2 in Action Prime Minister Churchill's admission thai Gorman V-2 rockets have landed in England still leaves their cf- fpclivenesb a'matter of conjecture. U Will likely remain so during the closing pjuise of the war in Eurone. For mili- i t|nv authorities aren't, going to oblige ' t|ie Nazis by confirm!:)}? cliiim.s that t^ie V-2 has landed in London, Paris and Antwerp, any more than they v^ould announce a direct hit on Manhattan Island. j Even those who are in the vicinity of a V-2 hit (and survive the experience) cannot know where the missile , was aimed, and thus cannot judge its 1 accuiacy Tt also seems unlikely that, j with Allied air superiority, German re\ cpnnaissance planes are able to take i hpme a very complete picture of V-2 i results. So at present the Germans , khow the beginning of the story, and ' the V2 lecipients the end. The rest is speculation on both sides. ' It does seem certain, 'though, that the present V-2 is not so much ji new super-horror weapon as it is a countor- defcnsive modification of the V-I. Neutral sources say the V-2 is about twice as long as'the V-l, and weighs some 15 tons. But Mr. Churchill re],bit<; that it carries the same one-ton explosive load. 1 How much the V-2 has been change[l and scale'd down cannot bo known, tyit the fact remains that it scums to bfc serving largely as a supplement to the V-ls launched by plane from the North Sea since the loss of the Chan- nfel Coast launching ramps. The V-2's gieat advantage—a fiendish psycho* Iqgical 01107—is that, since il falls to earth at a speed greater than that of sound, its.approach cannot he delected. \Vhqrevet it strikes it comes as swiftly and noiselessly as a bolt of lightning. $ It seems doubtful that the V-2 can be very accurate. Only a ballistic expert could speak intelligently of the difficulties, of .sending a missile 200 ruMes 01 more through a trajectory whose apex is GO or 70 miles avove the earth. But one can guess that there arc tremendous miithematical calculations involving the earth's rotation and curv- aune, and various atmospheric conditions | ( Rocket weapons date back 700 years alid down to fairly recent history. We shig of them thoughtlessly in our na- ttpnal anthem, but hi. the, same war of 1812 they routed the defenders of \Vashington in the battle of Blandens- bmg Their abiding fault, however, was their inaccuracy. And with the development of the rifled gun barrel they became obsolete. . Now they are hack, perhaps con- f. (rolled by radio, infinitely more deadly. Unless a swift Allied advance paralyzes their production both their deadliness ajid accuracy will improve, for the Gcr- njaiig still possess good technical minds. 4nd unless they arc outlawed after this war, as poison gas was after the last, they present 'n ghastly threat to the whole world in another conflict. Outlawing the production and use of rocket bombs is a specific job for the world's peace guardians, even while they outlaw war in general. The Legion to the Fore It was the American Legion's misfortune during peacetime years to h;ivc the public judge its activities by the antics of its annual convention. And it cannot be denied that the Legionnaires tended to aid and abet this one-sided judgment. Their quieter, constructive work in the fields of welfare and citizenship were overlooked. Now, with the war mounting toward victory, the Legion i.s assuming a dominant place in reconversion and rc- hihilitation plans. It drafted and sponsored the so-called "GI Dill of Rights." It is interesting itself in helping disabled men to find work, and it has miidc the wise suggestion that a World War II veteran bo appointed to each draft board to assist the other members in finding rc-cmployment for other veterans. The fact that 300,000 veterans of tills war have already joined the Legion speaks well for its prestige and appeal. The further fact that the Legion has overhauled -its public relations system promises a better public understanding of its efforts. All these things suggest that flic reinforced American Legion will fulfill its potentialities as a strong and active democratic group during the difficult days to come. aj hi tUi eelnmu »J tditoriab turn •Utft Mn»pea 4»M Ml MCMMTUI BOM •ntowment M to u •ekMnrMimeiil at to. to UM MbJeoit Needed Action On Marriage And Divorce We Ijellcvc there Is no doubt that the people of Arkansas want refonri In our marriage and divorce laws. What Is needed is organization anil affective co-ordination of all forces desiring rc- 1 peal of the 90-day.' divorce law and .enactment, of a law to require an interval of some days, between application for a license to wed and issuing of the license. The Little Rock Conference of the Methodist Church adopted resolutions calling for new divorce and marriage legislation. Other organizations have taken similar action nnd that action is supported by the great body of jmblic sentiment. But lo make this sentiment most effective nil forces concerned should appoint representatives anc\ organize for the work that waits to be done. With the slate-wide organization, every community could be made a center for demanding action. The lack of organized effort lias bcfcn the trouble in the past. People who are Interested In revenue from quick divorces and quick marriages have actively exerted themselves. They nre compact forces and wise in legislative ways. In session after se.wion they have succeeded in burying In committee or on the calendar or defeating on he floor such legislation as the Little Rock Methodist Conference has now endorsed. ARKANSAS GAZETTE. * SO THEY Today we find tonic disciples of government preaching a doctrine of continued control over private enterprise, and that means control over individual initiative. We had more than 150 years of the American way of life belore we bognn lo hear this kind of talk. It must be (•topped now.—Henry Ford. « « • America has given an example lo the world of how democratic: institutions can he worked with the utmost visor and freedom without In- Jury to the permanent interesl.i of the slate.— Winston Churchill. Our Boarding House with Maj.Hoople Out Our Way SIDI GLANCES ^ te IWilt . 1SVJ fly HEA SERVICE.' 1HC, T. M. REG. U. S. fAT. Off. ll-li \ "Oil, lliis job isn't much, Uncle George, bul il mighl lead j to something heller—Hie fellow who flvsi earned the ' roulc years ago is governor no 1 * I" THIS CURIOUS WORLD ByWUHaoi Forguton IS THE MOST /ABUNDANT /.'.' IN THE EARTHS CRUST. .. CC. POSING ABOUT 8 PER CENTO ALL ROCK. COPR. mi ul nu SERVICE.-INC.. ARE HUDSON SEALS FOUND IN BOTH THE ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC ? WAS THE DAUGHTER. OF ,A PEASANT, AND COULD NEITHER f?EAO NOR. T. M. REfi. U. S. PAT. CTF. ANSWER: There is no such nnirnal as a Hudson seal. 11 is a trade name for dressixl and dyed muskrot fur. " /-•'.?• • ^NEXT: Do stars slrinc more brilliantly in .V III Hollywood BY KHSKINK JOHNSON BEHIND THE SCREEN: The un- "CircumslTitiTial Evidence." A frien, went to call on ;i pal and iras greet expected therapeutic value of mo-1 ctl a l lhc 8" lc ''}' two does, ion pictures, primarily intended for Sc(1 Hy and a Scalyham. The Scnll) entertainment in Army and Navy '°° llcl1 «1> : »>d said "Good nuirn lospllnl wards, is one of tiie big ;tories of World War II. Hundreds battle shock victims are expressing gratitude for what motion picture's, shown on hospital walls and even on ceilings for bedridden patients, have done for them. Minds taking subconscious refuge from the terrors of war have been pierced for (lie first time in months by motion pictures. Four hundred hospitals have been cmilppd with tcmin. porlabie sound motion picture equipment. Ha! Jap propaganda chiefs arc no«' using a Hollywood still photograph of Hud Abbott, trying to shove reluctant Lou costcllo into the cockpit of nn airplane. "U, S fliers are cowards." reads the caption. The picture was taken riliriiij lilmin? of the comedy "Keep 'Em Flying." I.Itn,| Nolan told il on the sel of J,R. Williams EG/\D, FOSTER.' |SNT 1MW A OB PRIME COTTOMTAlt-S YOU'VE BAiGGED ? T: PR&60W6 VOO'D ARPREClA-TE THE COUSiGEL OF ,M I WERMNTiOMM- SOliRMET '.CO<Xlt«B> THE GAME — T Tf^JSHT OSCKR. OF .TH& WA.L.DOR.F KO^TO PREPARE LPf>l(vJ AVEC POWMIER A LA JNEUE eowsse I JTHUKSDAY, NOVEMBER 1C, 19<1<1 'Gangway!" Hollywood cafe: "If the steak is tonsil for you, please leave. This "« no place for weaklings." Xavier CunnL will soon publish a book of sketches "Caricatures of Characters," which will leave plenty of red face.? In (lickervillc. They're Cugal's conception of certain Hol- lywoodilcs. FARMERS We have plenty of Iron .Roofing and Rough Cypress for barns and sheds. 3 Yeor FHA Terms if desired. E. C. Robinson Lumber Co. S»»f 60%-On •TRUSSED Siee) nnd KljiNth ST EWARTS D r a | S t • r t Main & I.akt t'hont ZHIJ jWork shoe re(pairs are made licrc with the same meticulous care used Tor most expensive shoes. Our leathers are long wearing and the best available for this character work. If you want Hear and comfort try us. Factory Method * * Our newly installed equipment includes a CRANKSHAFT GRINDER, UORING BARS, PISTON GRINDER, BEARING' RE-S1ZER, LINE BORING MACHINE, CONNECTING ROD RE-J5ABJ31TING MACHINE, etc. Our men are factory trained and use factory approved methods. Take.your truck, car or tractor to your own dealer or gas-age and have them send the motor to us to be completely rebuilt! 1 • '"'"' * * John Miles Miller Co. Blytheville, Ark. DON EDWARDS "The Typewriter Man" ROYAL, SMITH, CORONA, AND REMINGTON PORTABLE I TYPEWRITERS 118 N. 2nd STREET PHONE 33821 (Every Transaction Must Be Satisfactory) is COMtM' FOR StW£R TOO, TO WHEW WE TEES OFF cw ONJE & fUE< / THET'S A BIG DEER--8UT WES COULDN'T RIDS EVER TELL HIM HE DID IT OR HE'LL GIT HISSELF KILLED OFF TO HP VJHEN) S, IM HIS RIGHT M1MD.' ing. Haven't seen you around heft fLr ;v IOHJJ time." The visitor w as flabbergasted. "Ve galls," he asked his host, "docs your Scolly always full; to your guests? He actually salt! good morning to me," The fiicml uas unconcerned. 'That wasn't Scolfy," he neplkd casually. "II was (he Sealyham. Ifc's a vculrilcquisl." NOT HIS "OWN TV I'M Otto Kriigcr will play the role of Earl Carroll in the filmusical "Earl Carroll's Vanities." Earl Carroll, I giiess, wasn't the type. Marquee sign of Ihc week: "The Hairy Ape—In Society." Arlie Sh.i<r, discharged from (he Navy lasl February, returns to the halnn with a new hand Dec. 1. For the duration at leasl. Hol- lyirood hits lost the honor of having the biggest, motion picture companies in the world. The biggest one these days is In Wahington. The "company" Is the Army Pictorial Service of the Signal Corps, which is producing and distrihut- •i' Ing motion pictures on a scale that has never been equaled. Sin:? Jnn 1, il has produced more Ulan 650 pictures, wit}) another 200 in production. Thr.v include training films, Informational and morale pictures and historical films on the various battles of the war. Nobody can claim Sonja Home's skalcs as souvenirs. She throws 'ctn awny when Ihey wear out. Su- nerstilious. MAKIXK NEAHI.Y "LANDS" A Manne guest nf prodarcr Holi- crl Sp.liks ttfiS'invited Ity his wife, Penny Siuglcfnn, lo lake a turn around Oieir San Teriianclo Valley ranch on a tractor. Vcnny dipped nnd rolled and Uirncil fasl corners ivllh flic skill of ;i crack (aitl< drive,'. r.ul as she loomed al'ins she nnlicc-d that the Marine, whose chest was dripping wilh campa rlblini!!, was getllnjr more and more HOI'VOIIS. Finally he blurted: "I/ady, cilHer Icl your husband drive this thing or let me off. I've liceu all over Ihc Smith I'.icific bill I've never hart an experience like this." you QUICK Service, Inc. T11I-J STOIlYi Knlind-ok inlic-.s Chi^i-r to :i iiitrhl fhll). HdK^lu l-t thl-rf. Ily Micky inMlictlvrrinK (l«cy nilui.-i^'- (u J-'et «»v;iy ivljh- Ollt 111** M-cinK th^riu. * * * XVI 'T'HAT night, for liic firs'* time in years I had a nightmare nnd awakened in a cold sweat. In my dream Ginger and I had been sitting nt a table surrounded entirely by mirrors. Then suddenly I'd looked up nnd there were Boggios all around us, each \vilh a gun in his hand. I'd look to the lell, and there he was. I'd look lo the right, and lie was there too. I'd look up and down, nnd in front of. me and behind me. .And even on the ceiling and on the floor. He just stood there, poinling the gun without saying a word. And I waited and waited and still he didn't move. Until ) screamed, "Go on, go on! Gel il over wilh!" And then 1 realized it was all a dream. I turned on the light, leached for a cigarct and began thinking. Right now I'd been scared out of. any desire for Ginger. But that wouldn't last forever. I knew myself, and I knew her. Maybe for two or three weeks we'd avoid each other. Then, some day I'd be summoned to the apartment and I'd see her again. That would be hell. What could a fellow do? It was just about when the problem seemed insoluble that an inspiration hit me. I'd go away for awhile. iUaj'bc California. 'T'O my surprise Boggio was Jar -*- more receptive lo my request than I thought he'd be. I'd gone over fully prepared for some stiff ' sales resistance and instead I : found him in an amenable frame '• of mind. Apparently the pcndu- i him ot his mood had swung back • again. j I started out by Going into an ; act regarding my menial and physical condition. I'd over- 07?.ic Nelson 6 n\v this sign In a ' '.worked and «lt I was en the •erge of a nervous breakdown. When I get started on a subject ike that I go into it with such conviction that I almost sell myself. Boggio sat there and listened. He didn't interrupt once. Just ookcd at me wilh a slrange expression. Maybe he knew I was cutting on an act and was wait- lig to see how far I'd go. One thing was certain, • however. 1 riad been going to court three or four limes a week as he had suggested, and I'd bought a typewriter and written reports ol the inost interesting coses wilh comments on the verdicts. But jn- slead of. writing them up in simple, non-lcchnical language so he could 'understand them, I had made them as involved as possible, J knew they had impressed him and they gave me the basis for my arguments. I'd knocked them out with relative case but naturally I explained how I'd burnt the midnight oil and worked nysclt into a frazzle. After while, disconcerted by his silence, I broke off. "Well?" he said. "Go on!" "I've spoken my piece, Virgil. nd I don't have to be a mind reader to know what you're going o say." "And what am I going to say?" "That when you were my age you didn't need any vacations and :hat I can forget the whole thing." "That's where you're wrong, Leo. I want you to go." * * * WAS flabbergasted! "Only I don't know why you want to go to California?" he added. ' I couldn't very well tell him that the more miles I put between Ginger and myself, tlio better il would be for all parties concerned. "It. may sound silly to you," I said, "but I've niways wanted to see oranges willfcut a trademark on them, growing on hushes or on. And "What's wrong with Florida?" He had me behind the eight ball. Maybe Ihc whole thing was a trap. Maybe he knew why I wanted lo go so far away in such a Inirry. Which would also account for his letting me go. Suddenly I had an inspiration. "I wanl the long drive," I said. "And I wanl to see Ihis country of ours. So far it's only been squares and rectangles on a map. 1 want to see what it really looks like." Boggio was in an ironical frame of mind. lie made a clicking noise with his tongue. "I should live to see you wave the flag." "Look, Virgil," I said. "Is there any special reason why you don't want me to go to California?" He shook his head. "The only thing I don't want is for yon lo go too far away from New York. Suppose I need you?" "I only figure to be gone about six weeks. A week going, a week coming back, and a month there. That isn't long." He thought it over for a few moments, then shrugged. "All right," he said. "Go lo California. Bui if you slay one day longer than six weeks I'll give you hell." "Thanks, Virgil." "One more thing," he said. "When you get to Hollywood, check in al Ihe Plaza oh.!,-Vino Street. I may want lo get m touch with you, and besides it's a good place." Boggio knew all the good hotels from here to the Equator. "fiight!" I said. "The Plaza on Vine Street." "When are you leaving?" "This afternoon, if I can." "What's the rush? Running away from a dame?" That was all that was missing! "Stop kidding, Virgil. Them whatever they palm Irees," isn't any dame. Only I'm so sick of this damned place that any time I can get out isn't too soon. So long, Virgil." I walked over to the door. "So long, Leo," he answered. And then, as an afterthought added bcgrudgingly, "Have a good lime!" (To Be Continued)

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