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'PAGE FOUR I3LYTHKVILU5 COUKIKH NEWS iHE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ""lf^f , rat COURIER NKWB oo. ;. *,L,.' ">H. W. HAINB8, Publiihw 'LJ. ' SAMUEL r NORRIB, Editor PATENS, Advertltlng Bete NtttoD*! AdtertWmt Repr«ientatlvee: > WtJkcie' Wltm«r" Co, New York. Chicago, Detroit, AUuU, UemphI*. ft ,t - , _ _ PuhUihed Erery Afteraoo* Exctpt Hund»j biterad u iccond class matter at the poet- utflce «t BlythevBle, Arkansas, under tct ot Ooa- October 8, 1817. ,„, Served by the United Frew • THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 19<M • - i< ' SUBSCRIPTION RATES fcjf*9»rr)er v ln the 'etty,of Blythevllle,. ZOe' per rt«t« 85o per month. Byiriall, within a radius of 40 miles! 14.00 p*r ,ttt, $200 (or six months, »1 00 for three month*; jy, mall .outside SO mite zone . (10.00 per year pe^mble In advance. Self Protection IsNoVChqrity \ \ A health education movement was launched in this country 40 years ago) lljat hasTiclned save four million lives. ItJ was aimed sJ ut tuberculosis, which at tKat time killed more persons annually (Ran any, other disease. It wns .not a 1 moverftent that "just happened." It was . planned,and; built, on finn foundations —jonjcienlific knowledge, on (ielermln- ' a^ion to iiicicase (lint knowledge, on fdith that the public would enlist in the , health battle if the public were shown ' how it could protect itself.. i Tod'ay, 2,500 state and local groups are affiliated m the campaign against , tuberculosis. These groups, of which the Arkansas Tuberculosis Association. is( one, ,do not build samltoriums or rest , \hpmes for tuberculous patients. Such ; necessary institutions are financed by i trje '^tate' and county or by private agencies at an annual peace lime cost i of more than $70,000,000, which is | nearly six times greater than the larg- | esl^um'gver realized in any y oil r from i the^sale of Seals. The tuberculosis asso- t ciatioris concentrate on educating communities in health habits that will prevent the tubeidc geim from finding easy victims A second phase of their 'program is to spread information on the most recent pioved methods of treating'the disease, so that tuberculosis,sufferers' may be brought back to heaItK"aiid lead ncimal, useful lives. ''-.V" 1 Every one can participate > in (ho •campaign against the While Plague by ,using "Christmas,'Seals, the sale of \vjiich' suppovts^uip 1 \Vork- of the tuber-' culojul association? Each''little Seal Vfc,;_ u|$'ftfi'brick>~iii a mighty .wall to guard u|f.ag^inst' an ^attack by (hose small geVmsj'which can be as destructive as an r afta'ck"'by an enemy army. '^Tljere is. no reason to feel self- righteous about the purchase of those ' Seals. Christmas Seals are not a char! - ity. On the contrary, they are an investment which pays dividends in ijrms of beft'er health in our commun- , ijy.'They are a gift of health to,otir- S£lves and to our neighbors. What bet- t|r gift at this season? : '"• . ', - t ->j" —:•' ''•• — ''.'"'• fH0peipss Situation ~-j Sweet are the uses of adversity, .thinks the Anti Cifaiet Alliance, which has hailed the ctirrent smokes shortage as. "a golden opportunity" for mil, lions of smokeis lo quit the nasty Habit. ^,The? Alliance not only offers oppor- tiinitiv but a rather complicated euro wKldnnvolves a change of diet, doses - of R<y»helte,salts and cream of lavlar, Tu'rkfsh baths, and the chewing of gentian root or camomile blossoms \\_henever the urge to smoke becomes < v too_oyerp9\veiing. ^H" 1 ?] 10 ™, wc view the Alliance's . golden opportunity with scanl hopu. Even if*all smokeis look advantage of jt, in a few months the air would be full of howls of millions who had to wait in line two hours for a Turkish bath. And the black market in gentian and camomile would be flourishing. Traffic Jam A-Brewing We don't know what's become of the man with the flag who used to start "em off in the fiOO-mile race at Indianapolis. And wc don't know how the Neiy York subway guards like their work during rush hours. Hut wc can puns along to them a tip on some good jobs opening up after the war that could use their special talents. New York's Mayor La Guardia has announced that a projected new mrpprt in his cily will eventually handle B.OO flights an hour—or" five a minute. Maybe His.Honor could use a few good traffic cops, loo. Brooklyn and Mr. Coward In his new book "Middle Kasl Diary," Noel Coward made a somewhat sneering remark about Brooklyn soldiers. The reaction could have been foretold, for it is well known that the hellish fury of a woman scorned is as nothing compared with the rage of a native Brooklyn!te whose civic pride has been wounded. We can't say that we blame the Brooklynitcs, having read the inflammatory passage in which Mr. Coward writes that, having (alked with some "tough men from Texas and Arizona" in a hospital, he was "less impressed by seme of the mournful little Brooklyn boys lying there in tears amidst the alien corn with nothing worse than a bullet wound in the leg or a fractured arm." It is a great pity, of course, that the "little Brooklyn boys" with their little wounds should have annoyed Mr. Cow- •ard. It would have been so much more effective, dramatically, to have had those- «rms and legs shot clean away. And yet Mr. Coward might have reflected that (lie little boys fi-orri Brooklyn (even though they aren't acceptable in his .'iuciiil circles) have had some part in preserving the British "Empire, for which Mr. Coward is the most successful literary drum-beatijr s.ince.'j<ip- iiiig:"-'-. ,' . •'•'?.• \--'-' ••*•"> , Thanks partly to them, Mr. Coward may continue his career with an Umpire backdrop, still being very clever, very proper, very British, and very safe —so long as he keeps out of Brooklyn. SIDI OUNCES tyfettrtt* •SOTHffYSAY The air wnr agninst the Japanese is still in its ca-rliesl phases. It's going to take a gigantic combined effort of nil our arms to knock these people out. They are tough bdbies.—AAP Gen. Henry If. Arnold. • • • ' Peace cnnnot be grnApcd as nn end in itself, nor can it he supcUmposecl upon n man or a scciety by an external agency. It must be grovyn Into.—Episcopal Bislicp Jiimcs p. DC Wolfe ol Long Island, N. Y. • • When the RiiMians reach Hitler's capital 1 ruminate for chaluniui of tlic welcoming com- iniltee our own General Elsenhower.—Wnr Mobilization Director James V. Byrnes. • • • It is no exaggeration to ssiy that the happi- nest cf every American for the next two generations depends on the effort,-; and understanding of nil of us In this gigantic Job of readjustment. —Lt.-Ocn. William S. Knnflsen; Air Technical Service Command chief. • • • The Japanese, in particular, feel (lint tlicy will tc able to salvage the greater part of their empire simply by prolonging rvwUlitles—working for a draw.—AAF Gen. Henrv II. Arnold. . HU DY lltA 5CCVICC. IHC, T. M. EEC, U, s. PAT| crr ll-il "How a in I ever tfoinji lo ninko your fnlher in the Pocilic iinderslund linw hij; you nrc nt SL-VPII nionlhs? He insists tliiil I yet you skulcsjor Christmas.!" • THIS CURIOUS WORLD By WIlUu* ftryuton UUCH LONGER SHORELINE ON THE. OF /HEX/CO" THAN DOES MEXICO. HUNTER WHO KILLS A BRACE OF GEESE BAGS HOW A\AMY? WERE WRITTEN 6V : OSCAR HAMMERSTEINTX. tNJUSTONEHGUK. - T. M. REG U. S. PAT. OFF. M*25 Another Booby Trap? ^-'stV."- - '-~- ' ant! by the time they recovered "J. \1." had left for New York. : "Waldcck" was with Errol Flynn during the Spanish Civil War (he jabbed Flyim's hit I when a Loyal- st bullet" knocked itioff) and more ccently lie ivas witp Ernie Pylc in France as a man who wanted to liny Pyle in Lester Cowan's movie. He was also n Marker! Tree, Ark., loctor who kept Linda Darnell's [jet rooster alive by mail order irealinenls. If yon wani to Day more War Bonds SELL US THE FUUNlTllitE VOIJ ARE NOT USING, for cashl Also liberal trailc-ln allununce lor furniture uji new. Alvin Hardy Furn. Co. 3 E. Main Phone Z3U2 FARMERS We have plen'.y of Iron Kouf- Ing and Rodgh c5ypress tor b:mis and sheds. 3 Year FHA Terms If ilesireii. E. C. Robinson Lumber Co. ANSWER: Two. NEXT: Making shot In Revolutionary days. In Hollywood BY EKSKINE JOHNSON '• NEA Staff Corresponticnt • Dear old "Ned Farrlngton" is rtcnd. But "J. M. Walilcck," nnicli to the relief of the Hollywood press agents, lives on. Somebody will write "J. M." Into ills grave, too, sonic dny. He leads a dangerous life. ' For years you have been reading in the Hollywood movie columns (not this one, tlinnk you) and in the fan maijnzines about, the exploits of "Ned Farrlngton" and "J, M. Waldeck." "Farrlngton" was a fabulous Broadway producer who was always hiring Hollywood directors and writers and stars and Hying back and forth between Chicago, New York and Hollywood. "Wnldcck" started his career as a lonely Montana sheep rancher who was cnrving, in his spare time, a GO-fool statue of Olivia de HftviUind on the side of a monntnln. Since then he lias been every thing from a street car conductor in SI, Loin's who lias 3000 pictures of BUig Crosby to the prop man who saved Hcdy i,tiinarr's life when he pushed her out of the wny of a falling arc light. Pur Boarding House with Maj. Hoople Out Our Way By J. R. Williams AN V-'ORO, CORDSLL.' SUCHfCOME CYMlClSM. DOES HOT GO / MfX3O NO, MO, MISTUH VVES-- MOT OM OWE OB DEM CONTRAPTIONS.' SHE DE CATTLE BLI&tOES£ AM COIN' GCOD. BUT AH DOA.K) WAt-TT HER. THINK1SJ' I'SE, GOT A SECRETARV-- AH HAB 1ER SPEMD 6RMOOGH MOWEV ONl DAT tAV. MO\V.' VDU JE^-T WRITE DAT WID A LEAD PENCIL. 1 WELL, WHAT DO YOU WAMT ME TO S^V TO HER., IOC? CHECKS OR TJO CM.U3ER I^TvAH CWOE9/ LAST' WEEK A PAL SLIPPED MW COUKrt ME AS ^ FORMER. CO9TOMER M6VJ VilTHOUT M.V TOO MUCH PROSPERITY Both were creatures of contingency, cctonlasmcd by Hollywood press agents on which to hook new stories to publicize their clients. "Waldeck" still lives. But "Far- rinRton" was written into, his grim recently by the film trade piipci The Hollywood Reporter. THERE WAS A "I'l.AV" Bltjsest enterprise ever launched by "Farrington" in his fantastic cnrcer wn.s a four-act play, "Crnil 1 ; Apothecary." in which all of a certain press agent's clients were cast for .miles of news columns. Then the press agent invoke one morning to discover, to his honoi and embarrassment, lhat "Farrington" was (lend. Said headlines ii the Hollywood Reporter:' "Ned Parringlon Dies in Manhattan. Press rtgeut Flies East tc Bury Him." Getting into the spirit of thi thing, Daily Variety next d a; added: "Remains ol Ned Farringloi Were Cremated in Manhattan Him Were Burned All Copie. of His Play, 'Grail's Apothecary" "J. W. Watdcck," though, Is vcall the more fabulous of the two. The story that he was carving a statue of Olivia dc Haviland on Montana mountain top was wictcl printed but news syndicate photog raphers were unable, slrangel enough, to find Wnldeek or hi mountain. existed, you see. only in th mlm.1) of two Warner Bios, pres agents, Dan Maimvaring. now screen writer, nnd Harry Nicmoyer now with Columbia. Flushed with the success will which "Waldeck" had been treatc by the unsuspecting press> ! Main waring nnd Nlcmeyer wrote him In to their press copy at Ihe drop o a • typewriter carriage and talkc other Hollywood press agents ml furthering his exploits. He appeared in print shortl thereafter ns a barber in Weave vtlls. Calif., where a studio wa filming "Gold Is Where You Fin It." "Walcjeck" complained lo tl studio lliat everyone In town wa growing a beard in order to appef as extras in the film and. as a coi sequence'.'KIs'business was ruine He asked restoration of six week wages—$32.4o. He got it, too. A PARROT TKAINKU [Work shnc rc- limirs arc raaile here with the same mcticu- ^ ^klous care used for most expensive'.shoes. Our leathers are long wearing and Hie best available for this character work. If you want wear and comfort try us. r Factory Method Motor Rebuilding ' * * Our newly .installed equipment includes a CRANKSHAFT GRINDER, BORING BARS, PISTON GRINDER, BEARING RE-SIZER. LINE BORING MACHINE, CONNECTING ROD RE-BABB1T1NG MACHINE, etc. Our men are" factory trained and use factory approved methods. I 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. Blytheville, Ark. CUICK XXII TIHAT a - 1 - jail to afternoon I went lo Ihc I same time I had to bolster up 0 sec Rugg. "'Hie moment B °2gi°'s confidence. To my sur- ho looked up at me 1 realized P rlsc no was taking all this much what a tough job lay ahead. Hel^ 04 ' 01 ' lllai1 rt l < r "'tidpatcd. Now was sullen and rat-faced, and \ lllat nc rcaHy «' a s in danger, he ahout two years older than I. interned less o£ a coward than he made the same impression on whcn llc was worrying about his the jury as he did on me, he was bellyaches. \ caded straight for the chair. Ifr was a stunt to get him to talk. Maybe he felt 1 didn't like him. Or maybe he was suspicious of people in general. Finally I became irritated. "Look here, Rugg," I said. "Your neck doesn't mean- a dnmn thing to me, but Boggio's docs. And you'll do as I tell you or else you'll burn, so help me!" That put him in a receptive frame ot mind and I realized I'd hit on the right psychological approach. He began to loosen up, and from then on I got everything 1 wanted. But the more he told me, the gloomier the outlook became. From .a strictly legal standpoint the guy hadn't a leg to stand on. There was one fortunate thing, however. He hadn't talked after DON EDWARDS "The Typewriter Man" | ROYAL, SMITH, CORONA, AND REMINGTON PORTABLE f TYPEWRITERS j'US N. 2nd STREET :-• .".•. ., , PHONE 3382|| (Enery Transaction Must Be Satisfactory) -•.egrce., I >vas afraid he was going to slart blabbing about Boggio so I motioned to-him. He got my signal and slowly sank back in. his chair again. Anderson was all through. I cleared my throat and stood up. For about thirty seconds 1 didn't I was going to take, and at the say anything. I merely stared at one of the four women in the jury. I'd picked her out at the beginning of the trial. Her name was Hannah Twichell and she was a motherly housewife with two chins. I'd chosen her because she had nn air of authority about her and because it was plain she didn't like Anderson. She'd asked trial had been set for a I the judge a question and Ander- Wedncsday.. I'decided to go son had barked at her. It was a Copyright, 10H, N'EA Service. Inc. and see Rugg the'day before. At last something had begun to per- eolale inside my skull. I found Rugg gone to pieces. He began bawling me out for not Having come in earlier. "Shut up, Rugg," I snapped. "I've got to talk to you." He quieted down. 'Now listen," I said, "we're foolish thing lo do. Unless I was completely wrong, Hannah Twichell was going to be a powerful ally of mine. And as Hannah Twichell went, so would the three other women go. My plan of defense was simple. I was going to counteract evidence wilh emotion. I was going to Hugg appear the poor, be, , , both up against n lough proposi-1 wildcred victim of a harsh social lion. They're out to get your hide and they've got a pretty good case." "Yes," said Rugg anxiously. He'd become very pale. "There's a certain way ot approaching your defense that may order whose poverty-stricken childhood had forced him into a life ol crime. I would show how he tried time and again to get out of the rackets and go straight but how he'd only gotten in deepei- and deeper. And then I'd use his murder of Simms save us. But you've got to co- murder of Simms as a sort of operate. -When they question you grand finale, the supreme effort his arrest. He'd known enough to about the shooting don't be hesi- o£ a desperate man to regain his l.ecp his trap shut when the cops taut about admitting you did it, freedom and integrity. Wrong, of c;i;cstioned him. The rest was up But don't give them any reason course, but really an act of solf- to me. * * * T\URING the following weeks I •"-^ lost plenty of weight. The responsibility suddenly shoved on iny shoulders got me down. I couldn't .cat and I couldn't sleep. . Boggio would get in touch wilh : me regularly to find out how I was .doing. He'd call up and ask : to meet me somewhere, or else . he'd come to my place. For some . reason he didn't want lo sec me ' nt his apartment any more, and I He next showed up as n man who I' figured he was afraid Ginger was training talking parrots for Warren William. A newsrcel company wi\s foiled this time in an effort to get pictures, William sud-S! Ginger again. might find out his connection with the case. That suited me. I had no particular desire to run into ,denly remembered thai his parrots 'h«d CDIIIP dtnvii wiiii chicken pox, I was in a spot, t hadn't the faintest idea what line of defense when they ask you why. Keep defense. ... your trap shut." * * * "What the hell then?" ( riiHE jury reached a verdict nt "Say you don't know and slick - 1 - exactly 8:20 that evening. I looked at my watch as they filed back into the box. They'd been out for more than four hours and I'd already contemplated the grim prospect of a deadlock and a retrial. If that lAd happened Rugg would have been convicted for I could never have repealed my performance ot lhat afternoon. I thought it was a terrific stroke of luck when they turned in a verdict of not guilty. It's a funny thing about life. Sometimes you don't know what was good and what was bad until the curtain rings down. And then it's too late, (To Bo Contiuucd) to it. I'll do the explaining." * * * <"pHERE was an atmosphere of expectancy in (lie courtroom as Anderson, the prosecutor, drew lo Ihe close of his plea for a verdict of guilty. Riigg looked livid. I turned away and focused on the jury. They seemed impressed and 1 realized that if I didn't manage to wean them away from Anderson pretty quickly it was going lo ho hopeless. I glanced at Rugg again. His face was twisted with fear as Anderson demanded the full penally of. llic low'(or murder in tlic fii'sl

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