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November 21, 1944

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

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., f.'t '-I yr?Mi -« -' v - BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS iTHE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER .<'"; ,. ' TH» OOCBOR MKWB OO. .'<'!' A 'H. W. HADflB, PuhUiher :>7 '* •:;. BAWTSL p. NORRIS, mutor ,' ^AlOS A. OATKN8, AdTertMng ' > Aoi* KttlooAl Adratisinr Repn«entatir«: •"-« jRUner, Oo,' New York, Chicago, D* AtUate, Uamphfc. ' v PuMMud Kren Aftoronoa Except Sundaj "» » * ^ •**_•«>*. ->? i .. foieml ;•»' tecoitd dui matter »t the poet- jfflee •* BytlwYllle, Arkuuu, under act ol Oon- *r*«, OctoUM, 1917 1 " ' , ' Benrt4 by the united Pma '• " ,i> SUBSCRIPTION RATES B>,euft£iz> the city ol BIytUevUle, *>c per •*tt,ot «h!ter month. ' H fey maflf wHWn * radius of 40 miles, MOO pet ,«ftr. W OJLSf *l* Months, |1 00 for three months; jfl mall 25teMe SO. mile tone $1000 per year payable ' .|_abbf in the' Election ^ > ' *• When* Sidney Ilillnuin .said tli.il tin 'futuic of the Polticdl Action rommil- tce reslcd with the C I 0 convention which mecls in Chuaijo this month, ho * could only have been indulgm?' 111 n !>u|icltlfo'us fcirmt'iti Foi (licio can be no ical'doubt about coji'i'i'Jinj? onu of the most successful oiganr ilions m recent political bistoiy. Mr 'Hlllman, though not affiliated with qith'ci major paity, enieigcd fioai the election as one ot the countiy's , most powerful political figuies His s PAG cJyi' claim a big s>!mte of cietht for ; Mr Rqg&qvelt's 10 election Some will j iiy-to Jiiinimize its influence as being j part oij^a tiend away from isolalion- j ism and toward a pieference £01 "mde I pendent'^ groups But even the mm- inwers''- must admit that the PAG j speai headed and dnccted that liend 1 And,- they must admit, even if they ( don't a'clmue, the PAC's thoiough 01- 1 gamzatlou and* tremendous eneigy It . \vas a buttonholing, dooibell-imging, vot? getting energy in bigmf icant con \ tiast to 1Kb apathy that political vu'it- , eis repor<ed, m mam blute and city Democratic oiganizations. 1 N^ PAG volunteers uoiketl like boavcis dm ng registration peuods, aftei poll- takeis bad-forecast a light vote \sbioh vas mterpieted as fa\oiabl» to Govei- V3 I' l noi De\\ey. Their jutwily may have goaded' some anti PAC voteis into icg istering, but it obviously In ought out e\ en more 'voters f 01 PAC t.uppoi ted candidates , InjKew i'oik the Amatican Laboi Party ^ifedfiiff a.iecor'd vote Sn ;J|p er -' 'sonal <Je,monslintion of Mr Hillivnn's power. |Eartv this yeai he took ovei thia paVt^at the he<ul of a gioup of > left-win&Turuons Tlie fact that Mi Hillman's entouiage also included the nominally disbanded Communist Paity caused v the moie conseivative ALP '•ne'mbera to bail out and foim the Liberal . Party '"Yet the new ALP, with the Com' nnmisis roosting on its shoulde:, pool- 1 ed 490,000 votes — 50 pei cent moic than i the Libeial Paity, and 73,000 moie than the total laboi vote foi the President*" in 1940 befoie the ALP- LibVal split /.This 'year's total laboi vote saved New York" State foi Mi Roosevelt even more 'emphatically than it did foin years ago But labor holds the balance of political power in the countiy, PS \\ell as in New York That's coming a long \sav from the hat-m hand days, and it can thank Mi Hillmim foi coiibidei able help en route. Now, as No 1 laboi politician, his position is rich in opuoitiimhes foi (good, and also in* temptation Mi. Hillman can consult the .soiiy .history of American bossism foi ample evidence of what not to do And it maj be hoped that one of his caily acts \\ill TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1944 be to dissociate himself from his present ALP ties with Communists who; in spile of their present dormancy and allegiance, do not represent the wishes or purposes of millions who now look to him as their spokesman and champion. Unfinished Business General Patton's lightning liberation of France was'one of the great military feats of history, but it had ni> unfortunate and probably unavoidable aftereffect. It started people thinking that the war in Europe was as good us over. It not only spurred the necessary planning for reconversion niid postwar jobs, but also impelled many war workers to lenve their jobs and seek work that find less but promised future,stability. It. is, known now that General I'at- ton's (lash was halted principally by luck of supplies. One cause of that Shortage was the fact that production hftil slumped with the good news. So now postwar planning liiust be slowed down while an effort is made to keep \\ai workers on the job, mid to get buck those who have left. Umicrsecreiitry of War Patterson Itns revealed that production of five im- poitunt items of Arniy supply is from 17 to .40 per cent below present minimum needs. Henry J. Kaiser lias hooked up the . critical shortage of attack transports with the fact that in three njonlhs he has lost 26,000'workers from ono shipyard, 28 per cent of its total force. What is being clone about the quit late? There has been a government campaign, and Mr. Kaiser has predicted that tho President will shortly appeal paisonally to workers to stay on their war jobs. But perhaps a more local and immediate appeal is needed from management and union officials. A modest program of tins sort that has atti-acted considerable attention in the East has been inaugurated by the Edo Aircraft Corp., a small factory on Long ( Island. This program stresses facts about postwar employment, on the. tljaory that facts are tho best means of building confidence, and that confidence is n potent antidote for tho panicky feeling that it peacetime job must Le found (I'aidkiy.'.bofcre sudden victory-- Ictives the worker high, dry "and unemployed. .';•'• The Edo. 'program's chief instru- fnQnts arc thrice-weekly editorials in a local newspaper, a postwar essay contest among workers, and a weekly parly-evening broadcast from a New York radio station which gets a big listening response from day workers, and which is piped, into the plant f or the night shift to hear. It may be impossible to determine whether government or local appeals are more effective in persuading work- eit, that the war is far from over, and that nothing is to be gained by a sudden, harmful, misdirected 'effort to find immediate employment security. But surety co-operative endeavor toward this end can do no harm. In fact, it might .serve as an encouraging pec- View of future co-operation toward creation of 00,000,000 promised jobs when the war jobs are finished, THEY SAY Three weeks without food is too much, eve: for the Fuehrer— German officer who hid In Afichen after surrender. I - • V • « In Ihe European thonter nlonc we arc Vising 500 tanks and !)CC trucks n mnntli. Undersecretary cf War Robert P. Patterson. SIDI OUNCES Fill 'er Up!" "When Pop's rcltilivcs aio Msilnifj \is I jju'css you have lo look exlru sharp, don'l you, Mom?" THIS CURIOUS WORLD BY WUIUm Furguion BIJ?D£ SOAE HIGHER. AMD HKrHER, BY COASTING OOW/V THROUGH OJRREMTS OF £Wy//& AIR. K I.Si^lxf • 5 " CfiWO BECAUSE THE'AIRi IS RISING RASTER THAN THEY ARE FALLW&. USES MORE RUBBER. . THAN ALL OTHER COUNTRIES 'OP THE WORLD CCWBINED. ANSWER: Alexandria, Egypt. 'NEXT: America's first monument to nrohfhKion. Try »OT "Own Made" ICECREAM Ole Hickory Inn »« rr.m , Blih Visit Us In Our NEW BUILDING Located at 121 E. Main St. T.I. SEAT MOTOR CO. Chrysler Dealer - Parts & Service 121 1!. Main . Phone 212? FARMERS We huve [>!eii'y of Irnn Rnuf- iiiR and Knuch Cypress for hirns arid sheds. 3 Year FKA Terms if ilesired. E.G. Robinson In Hollywood BY ERSKINK JOHNSON l^KA Staff Correspondent BEHIND THE SCREEN: With one or two exceptions, Holly wood is barging down the road of escapist pictures with all cylinders open. That's what, moviegoers want, and that's vvhni the celluloid plants are going to give 'em. Of 43 pictures now in the hopper, the clnssfllcatlons run as follows: Wnr pictures, 2; love stories, 0; lyslerics', 5; musicals, 8; western.?, 5; comedies, 3; prewar, 4; sex, 1; whimsy, 1; miscellaneous, 5.' Fastest production thinking seems to hnve been done by producer Dore Senary ol the Sclznlck lot, who has his current film "So Little Time" ending on Armistice Day of World Wnr If. Just day after tomorrow, or next year, it 1 will be the last word in timeliness. Director Jean Negiilesco Is one of Hollywood's mast'biting satirists wtlh the drawing pencil. Other ciay on the set of "Nobody Lives Forever" Geralriine Fitzgerald begged him to di one of her. Negulesco.re- fused, saying: "Tile worst mistake a caricaturist can make is to draw a woman. I make a caricature of Our Boarding House with Maj.Ho.ople Out Our Way By J, R. Williams EGAD, ALVllO'SORELY H'OUNC HWV3.D rtOOPuE AMD THE RECORDS 1 BLITZED 0^ THE GRiD iROl '-—M.V 60V, I'^F <~W? trie 8M.u THE LEMSTH ot- V.Ao CKLEO HE WA& TRYING A DURING A Rf\to THE OVML'S CLUB FOR. A •( i LOSSOr-FNE ^ AMD WHY,ALVlN/ UOW COOLD / OH. THANK YOU SO Y HE MAY HAVfe \/ LET HIM V I MUCH, MR. FlTZSMMONS/ I FORGED 'EM HIM- \ PACK JDST N A HORSESHOE MADE J SELF-I DOM'T SfV ) QOE TRUNK I BV VOUR VERV OWN tf HE DlDWT, BUt HE \ OF 'EM UP / K\NJDS FRAM1WG AM \ DOM'1 HAVE TO PACK 1 TO A ROOM AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO \ HIS AUTOGRAPH VAN'I CAM OF -iCU IS SO UMIQUEyl V PHOTOS UP TO THAT I'LL PRIZE IT .~S ^~ HOTEU ROQM ALL W L ,FE/ .^ ^ _-^ FlTZSMMOMS \.| MYSELF.' *Ci0 .';>M,v\ ,BORM TrilRTV YEARS TOO SOOf-J-; jiist one vvomnn in iriy whole life, flint was my wife. When I finished she looked at it a long time, and then said: 'Do I really look like that? I said, 'Yes.' "I'm slill paying alimony!" * • • CIGARETS 1IANNKD With the lic.ircl shortage getting wnisc, and in the inli-rcsUs of maintaining' peace uinojif his 32 aclor sclcllcrs for "A Walk in the Sun," director I.c«is milestone has put a vcrbutcn on the weed on (lie scl. Com cob nipcs have been issued to all. First o'fcjxlcr lo fliiuut a cig- iiict will have to pl.iy all the scenes fcr Hie ilay ttllh his >iclincl caver- ITI? half liis fxce. /Xri[i you know \vhal llin( means to an nclor! Now that we've heard from assorted critics who claim some Hol- lywccd stars are laying eggs ou the USO overseas foxhole recruits, we're going lo let pat O'Brien, Jinx Falfc- enburg and company take a bow Willes an old pal, T-5 Bill SUilla from New Delhi, India: "They worked harder than any gnnj of celebrities ever did in this theater. They ate in cur mess, the' autographed dollars, rupees and Chinese yen. talked, kidded and ppscd v,lth the guys for pictures. Wliy couldn't people have wised up before feelings got hurt. I, for one, don't want show people to think that the G. l.'s arc unapprcciti- tive dolts. I3»t neither do I want miy of them to come over i(nd think they're doing me a big favor by letting me look at them. I'd rather look at my girl. "People who don't have nnuh to offer off;tho screen will find that Ihev can-lay.'cm in the aisles with n little vehicle entitled. 'Let Your Hair Down.'" TABZA.V T.UIES Till! TLAMKS I'or filmcst two years now. without benefit cf the usual Hollywood 1-Bllyhoo,-. Johnny Weissmnllcr has [i, teen risking his r.eck twice a month | at the Long Brnch. Calif., naval jbase showing trainees how to swim In water covered with flaming oil. .Just to shove them what can bs dnne, Johnny even dives into the (Ismcs from' n 12-fcol platform. "It's really nothing." says Ihe big man of muscle, "Just singe my eyebrows a little." [Work shoe re[pairs arc made here with the same rncticu- . t'ous care used for most expensive shoes. Our leathers are long wearing and the .best available for this ch»r? actcr work. If you want wear and comfort try us. ?.!*.! -•'W;. 'M Rl KK ST.-»; Factory Method Our . newly installed . .equipment includes a CRANKSHAFT GRINDER, BORING BARS, PISTON GRINDER, BEARING RE-SIZER. LINE BORING MACHINE, CONNECTING ROD RE-BABBITING MACHINE, etc. 0,ur men are factory trained and use factory approved methods. / Tcike your truck, car or tractor to your own dealer or garage and have them send the motor to us to; iJe^cornp[iet|ly ^rebuilt! John Miles Miller Co. Blytheville, Ark. DON EDWARDS "The Typewriter Man" | ROYAL, SMITH, CORONA, AND REMINGTON PORTABLE || TYPEWRITERS 118.N. 2nd STREET , PHONE 33821| (Every Transaction Must Be Satisfactory) KEA Sen-ice, Inc. Till-; STOUVl Wli< tcck nrrlvrs :it III orilrr Jilin tn rcliirn (it .Yi-iv y»rk nt (inrr. There Is :tlsit :i nir**npi. 1i> look up :i 3lr. IVre/., >v!i<> lurn* out to lie uti liRrnt «f Ilu^^tu'K. * t s XX T'D gone through enough thin:;.'; in life not to be scared by a big palooka trying to make a monkey out ot inc. But this conversation mtcr.Tprjsc'.l v;I'.'\ Mr. Perez' toilet v.-r.i, _:;." ., .: ^i me dov,'n. "Perez," I said, "will you tell me what it's all.about?" He either didn't hear me or pretended not to. He was still using that shaving brush and whistling softly. Jl was the whistle ot a guy who doesn't know hon r . There was no tune and it was profoundly irritaling. I got . tip and walked over to the door. That worked. He stuck his head out the bathroom. : "What's the matter? Whore you going?" "I'll come back Inter, when you're less busy." "Don't be so impatient. , I'll bo through, in a jifty. Here, read a book!'" Ho grabbed a volume from the night table and came over'tp give it lo inc. "You're as nervous as a cat, Kabateck. Take it easy, I didn't want to argue, so I sal down while he started'shaving. : I opened the book. It was a surgical Irc.itise on brain opera- lions. What tho hell Perez was doing with it I couldn't figure out I closed the hook and lookec: around for some more palatable;literature. There were a couple o : volumes on the table beside me :Tlio first was a monograph en- pitied "Pain and the Defense ; Mechanism," the second a fa lome on obslelrlcs, I was abou ->'e minutes later. "It's all arranged.'.' "What is?" "I've sent Mr. Eoggio a telegram in your name telling him • | your plane arrives in New York, tomorrow at 10:45 a. m." "My plane?" "The one you're taking at Burbank this evening at C." My blood began lo boil. "You're taking a lot for grant- He slopped scraping his chin for a moment. "Used to be a surgeon." "Used to be?" "You can't practice without a <=d, Perez." license," he said. Then, starling j "Conic now, Kabateck," ho said la whistle again in that obnoxious ! soothingly, "you weren't planning r.ionoione, he continued shaving. | to stay?" i "I like to make my own de- Vcronir.i Lake wns (tiling every- [ one .en the "Miss Susie Single" scl I "she hart received a fan Idler ."One-Eve(I C-nnolly. "Please, to put Ihcm both clown when ! rtclt Id yciii' chl hair-ilo," he j noticed that the author ot the «rn(e, "orrausc yrm anil 1 nn loitgeri monograph was Nicholas Perez. , sec eye lo eye.'' . 1 t "Are you a doctor?." I asked. ' W E had breakfast together in c ! s , ! ™ s -',' ihn fnffnt* r.l*nn ' T-i..—: . 41 IjOll I the coffee shop. Puring the neat I tried to pin him down lo business but couldn't. He was norc than willing to talk about limsclf, however. He'd met Boggio in Buenos Airer; about five r-ears ago.. Boggio h;;d ot course come lo consult him r.hout his stomach trouble. "There's nothing wrong will, lim. The constitution of a horse. I'iic whole thing's nerves." Perez went on to explain that liis license had been revoked after ic'd bad a run-in with the c :- Ihorilics. He got o". with a fine and a minimum jail sentence. Broke, and unwilling i stick nis neck o'. 1 again he turned to Boggio i '-o','. taken .-. liking to him. And Boggio put him on the payroll. When he got through giving me the highligh',; of his autobiography, ho suddenly remembered he'd wanted to specific purpose. see me lor a , "Mr! Boggio called me up last night. He was worried about you. I !o!d him you hadn't arrived." "You know about the telegrams then?!' "Of covirse. He only called because he didn't get a reply after the second one." "Why does he want- me back? "He didn't lake me into his confidence." And suppose I don't feel like going btick right now?" "I give you credit for more sense." Afler we letl Ihe coffee shop he nskod me to wail for' him in the lobby. He came back about "Don't bo so stubborn." He was talking to me like to a petulant child. "And now we'd better sec about your car." * * * r J 1 HAT had been the last slraw. , He'd wanted me to drive directly to a dealer down Ihe street lo sell it. I'd argued some more, tellung him I could store it and come back lo get it some time later or have it shipped out. He'd pointed out Hint those expenses plus the price I'd get would buy " new car. Then 1 remembered all those souvenirs. My share amounted lo a couple of rugs, a 10-gallon liat, the Indian headdress and two or three rocks. It was too much to.lakii'on the plane so I decided to Ica'VD every thing with the kids. Perez said he'd drive over with me. Thrrt man stuck like a leech. On the way lo Ihe Maybelle Apartments I realized he was the last person I wanted Mickey to meet and I wracked my brains Irying lo figure a way out. 1 I needn't have .worried. When ive got there (he manager told me the Stevens had left about 20 minutes earlier. I dumped the-stuff in the office with a note and then went back lo my bodyguard. Thereafter I didn't much care what happened. When the dealer made me a lousy offer for the car I took it without a fight.' And when Poroz offered to lake me .sightseeing in his car before going lo the airport, I let him. When things start going wrong in a big way you become apathelic. .(To Be (CoiiUn.Ucd), ...^

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