The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 1, 1944 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 1, 1944
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BI/YTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS '.FRIDAY, DECEMBER. 1, 19<M JATHE BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS >, , THE COURIER NKW8 CO. A ' • - H. W. HAINE3, PubllriW '*-,." ., SAMUEL P, NORRIB, Editor * " ... JAME8 A. QATENS, Advertising Manager •' • So!« National Advertising Representatives: - Wallace .Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, De,',, iolt, Atlanta, Memphis. ',, PubtWwd Every Alternoo* Eioept Buiit»j , -»• Enterf d PJ second dais matter at tho poet- offlee at Dlythevllle, Arkansas, ivnde'r act of Oon^ gress, October 9, 1917.' '^ Served by the United Press " SUBSCRIPTION RATES - t By carrier In the city of BlythevlUo, 30o per - • week, or 85c fir month. By mall, within a radius of «.miles, $4.00 per -.* jear, $200 for six months, $1.00 for three months; jy roall outside 50 mile zone $10.00 per year ' payable in advance. ' ,1 .The Return to Tokyo The second raid on Tokyo must hnve .turned the thoughts of many of us bnck ''• to the first attack.on the Japanese capital, and.'to the momentous events of the •intervening two years and seven months which set the two missions in such sharp contrast. It is a backward glance that illuminates tins country's \ strength • and spirit with particular clarity. x .«» <#:jii The clay's outlook on April 18, 1942, was dark. Balaan had fallen. And for •;. nine days .enemy planes and artillery had been blasting incessantly al our last Philippine foothold on Corregidor, • where ii few survivors of Balaan fought . a hopeless battle with surpassing bravery. , Elsewhere in the Philippines tho " .Japs were striking at will. They were ' overrunning the British in Burma, and roaming the seas and skies almost nn- .' • opposed. Then suddenly there came the first ,; .bit of good news that the country had "wanted so long and needed so desperately. Jimmy Doolittle and his squadron had shown the Japs that an apparcnt- • ly beaten opponent was till on its feel, ' and had begun to tight back. ' - • s The Doolittle mission was ah audaci- - • ous undertaking, boldly planned and i brilliantly executed in the face of many '.' , difficulties. Tho .cost, weighed against ; the damage done, was heavy. But it ; 'was one of the telling blows of the ; ' war. For as the bombs exploded in •> Tokyo, there exploded with them the f-. Japs' belief in their impregnability and ;.; early victory. ...;'' On; Nov. 24, 1044, the outlook by '•''comparison was bright. But' it was : »bright only because thousands of Americans had fought and died on obscure islands, and in steaming, treach- : * erous swamps and jungles, and on and .' over the endless wastes of the Pacific make the second blow at Tokyo pos- have discovered that a little moisture helps gunpowder to unite. This, of course, was the signal to take a moist pinch of it and blast a familiar saying into oblivion. One newspaper we chanced upon blasted it thus: "Col. Valentine Blacker was wrong when he uttered his famous admonition—"Keep your powder dry." The next paper began its story .with this: "At the battle of Edgehill three centuries ngo Oliver Cromwell shouted to his cavalry, 'Keep your powder dry'." Perhaps the Bureau of Mines chemists will now be good enough to discover just who said it. 'wfcunn «( (dltottali •the* wmmxa «•*• Mi MMMrily •nAonemai* M b u ftkMwMfment •! ten* to Ot mbjeola UtOMtt. A Judge Sizes Up Prohibition They had fought and died while much of their country's military might, \ and much of ils attention, had been focused on a war on .the other side of the world. They had steamed and flown in thousand-mile sweeps, or fought for a few yards of coral beach, to carry !'. out a. strategy' which to the layman ' seemed sometimes aimless and nt other ! t riTqdioljspiirfi'' j JA'nfl jbecnjuse they did these things, • the second bombing of Tokyo is not a - brilliant .psychological stroke, like the * first, but a deadly methodical beginning to a campaign that will lead to Japan's .invasion and defeat at home. It is a beginning that calls for a very sober sort .; of.rejoicing, with gratitude to those ; who made it possible, and with a new • realization of how much is required of '- all of us in the days ahead. When eight residents of legally <hy HoL Springs and Clmk coviuties were arraigned In Federal Court nt Hot Springs recently on charges of vlollnlng the liquor lows, Judge John B, Miller took occMion. to comment on "the futility or trying to prevent traffic In liquor by legislation." Citing his experience as a judge, the federal jurist said prohibition' laws at times "create a situation that Is almost Intolerable," nnd thnl he did not sec why violations should bienk out so strongly in dry sirens unless Ihc ilenmnd for liquor there compels persons to gel liquor 11- legnlly when they cannot buy It legally. We believe Judge Miller lifts touched upon, the crux of (lie whole llqi|or question. Ills are not the views of n pnrtlfnn of Hie brewing nnd ills- tilling Industries. They nrc Ihe opinions of n veteran court officer who hns devoted his adult life to Ihe law. They nrc seasoned judgment of one who, in his various official capacities, hns had ample opportunity to sec and study the admitted evils of alcoholic excess and Ihe even greater evils of prohibition. Most well-meaning prohibitionists arc like the proverbial ostrich with its heiul in the sand. They sec prohibition as a matter of passing n law nnd enforcing it-. But, as cnn be gathered from Judge Miller's icivmiks, it Is not ns simple as that. There Is the human nature element to be considered. Prohibition is not n matter of dealing with Ihe comparatively few who hr\ve an \mcontrolable crrfving for alcohol. As during the "noble experiment" ;it the '30's, there arc today millions of normally lawfibtding American citizens who regard legal prohibition ns an en- cronchinenl upon their 'personal liberty guaranteed by the Constitution. They will never recognize the net of nny legislative body nr the ruling of nny court which says It is nol. That may not be proper attitude, bnt It Is a simple fact. Few of even the most extreme prohibitionists would say n man was a criminal simply because lie look i) drink of Illegal liquor. Yet it seems to us that the moral offense, 1C it is such, is just as great as that ol the man who sold it. Here we havo another iralt of human nature which makes enforcement difficult. Trial juries in dry areas are almost certain to Include men who are not in sympathy with prohibition and, more often than not, some who have purchased illegal liquor with no pangs of conscience or feeling of wrongdoing. They are prone to be jlenlent with violations-, si the bootlegging continues with little Interruption. % —EL DORADO DAILY NEWS. Maybe It Was Two Other Fellows Chemists at the Bureau of Mines SIDI GUNCES COPfL 194* BY WA'EEFtVlCE' INC: -1 T. M.-REG. U. E. PAT. CFT. n-i Another- Interested Party "Grandpa says I might have some clinrice in life if my parents hiul one-half ihe sense of llicir parents on either " • THIS CURIOUS WORLD By VfiOtam Ferguton /> Courier n**i wmul COULD ACCOMMODATE EACH AS LARGE AS" THB UNITED STATES, IN ADDITION TO THE THOUSANDS OF SMALL ONES IT NOW CONTAINS, AND THERE'D STILL BE • WATER AREAS LEFT, A NEW FRIEND A\AY ALSO BE AH OLD L.G.MOSES, IS SECOMD ONLY TO HUGE INDIA IN THE PRODUCTION OF Where dtd copper get Us name? . Save m% On TRUSSES Steel and Elastic STEWART'S D rug. Store Main & Lake Phone 2822 It yon want to Day more War Honda SKLL US THE FUfiNITURE STOU ARE NOT USING, for cash! Also liberal trade-In (Uowance for old fumilore on new. ' Alvin Hardy Furn. Co. 3 E. Main Phone 2302 Every time I have mnrtc a trip to Europe during this war I've come back to find jwonlc snyii\g the wp.r was nearly aver, and every time I've had to disagree—Hugh Baillie. president United Press. » • • Tlic Lultwaffe has been crippled, but it, h not riend. They are riBluing like fanatic.'; to save the facilities they need to continue their very existence. For our part, we have no intention of letting them .save those things.—AAP Gen Henry H. Arnold. The United Stales us on the oceans of Ihe world to .tUy.-DnsIt Harris, president United Slr.tes Lines Co. FARMERS We have plenty of Iron Roofing and Rough Cypress for barns and sheds. 3 Year FHA Terms s if desired. E. C. Robinson Lumber Co. Factory Method In Hollywood UV ERSK1XK JOHNSON ; NEA Staff Correspondent Ken Murray, lhat big fellow with he cigar, is the gentleman who nakes the laugh-makers littifh. When Hollywood's comcnians gel hnt tired, run-down (ecling filler landing in front of a hot mike or movie camera all day, they look U> Ken. He's me fellow who took the modest s(:ike of $5000 and negotiated it into the longest running theater, attraction in the history of Los An- jcles—Ken Murray's "no\v-in-our- fourth-ycar" Blackouts. Hut the blackouts Ken hns pulled offstage have been going on for years. That progressive parly In reverse, for instance. Ken invited half of Hollywood to liis home. Guests were told to wear beards and wrinkles. Stage by stage, as the affair went on, they were to revert to infancy. When all the little tots, including Alice Faye, Ty Power and Rudj Vallee were tittircd in the culcsl hlbs 'n tuckers you ever did sec Murrsy '.cstlc-d them into their cars to proceed to the final stop in the party, B\it before they took ofT. he very Our Boarding House with Maj.Hoople OutOurWay ByJ, R. Williams |Work shoe repairs arc made here with the sami: meticu- cure used for"~most expensive shoes. Our leathers arc lonj wearing and (he best available tor Hits character work. If you want wear and comfort try us. iC- OW. IS Y V!EU-,He LOOKS OLD ENOUGH/ A DIRECT DESCEMD^T OF 1 -~~if i KWOVN IAY GOBBLERS, TrtE ROVAL MELEAvGBIS fP>> Triftf 8EVJ Hi STEREO BIRD HAS BEEN AROUND LOGGER. TV\KKsTr\EEK&LE IfiTHE ZOOLOSlCfM. M A OOU-kR — l'LU LAY TVOO op i6ii ^&.( TO osie VOB eosr YOUR 6R1DGEVJOR.R SNAPPING AT THE EVERYBODY WHO COMES IM TO SEE WEL.L.TH ONLY G THATT'LLDO HE'LL HAVE 'EM ALL LE-XRKMU TO READ' UPSIDE POWNJ MOW.' S MATH MAIL OM Hl£> E&<- BUT I SEE HE'S HX1M' THAT FINALLY. >«.THE NOSE REPUCER. cnfcfully had all but a quart at gasoline (this was in the days when people could get more than a quart) removed from their cars' tanks. •BUSTKK IIROVVN' IN TROUBLE In tmby clothes, everybody stalled right smack in the middle of Sunset boulevard at midnight. Murray, garbed as Buster Brown, was enjoying this little vignette so se- imisly he didn't pay too much nt- ention to his driving. He bangcc ito a traffic, sign in the middle of he street, was stopped by a verj .ngry cop, \vtio couldn't see ai\y- hins even slightly humorous abou Buster Brown-wilh-cignr getup nnd ended np hfilini; him into po Ice court. When Murray's lifetime pal t'ar liergeu, was in the mids of heated wrangling over his radi contract, Murray signed Edgar' .lame to a telegram to his spon iors. saying, "Ignore my pievion wire." The sponsors went crazy tryin to find out what it meant sine there wasn't any previous telegran Bergen was hiding out in Pali Springs., beyond reach of a tele phone. Then Murray had Berge sweating when he wired the sail message to him. signing the spon-1 sor's name. Ken once owned a big house that was n sort of glorified Y. M. C. A., where he and his pals lived. Bergen, then nn obscure family-time vaudevillian. used to regale the gang by conducting hilarious conversations with imaginary people across the street, or up the chimney. Ken wanted to top him and framed n gng with Arthur Lake. Murray went down into the cellar so that Ijake could do a take-off of Bergen, throwing his voice Into the cellar from Ihe top of the stairs. It was funny but It was even better when Bergen locked Murray in the cellar for three hours. COME Ul'I'AXCE It was an embarrassed Ken Murray, though, one night al the Palace theater in New York. One of his comedy chores was lo wandei through the audience in a mock mind-reading routine, picking various patrons who Invariably felt quite pleased about II all. Murray stopped before a gentle man in the 12th row and said, "Now here's a' chap who looks falrl> bright. Tell us, friend, what business do you happen to be In7" The "folrly bright" looking chap happened to be the vice president of tho United Stales, Charles a. pnwes. His Honor was not nmus«d nnd Murray's career almost ended with that performance, * * Our newly installed equipment includes a CRANKSHAFT GRINDER, BORING BARS, PISTON GRINDER, BEARING RE-SIZER. LINE BORING MACHINE, CONNECTING ROD RE-BABBITING MACHINE, etc. Our men arc factory trained and use factory approved methods. Take your truck, car or tractor to yowir own deafer or garage and have them send the motor to us to be completely rebuilt? s * * ota Miles Miller Co, BlytheviMe, Ark. DON EDWARDS "Th« Typewriter Man" ROYAL, SMITH. CORONA, AND REMINGTON TYPEWRITERS 113 N. 2nd STREET (Every Transaction Musi Be Satisfactory) PORTABLE PHONE 3382 £u £tanky (palsy KE.V Service, Inc. XXVIU 'T'HINGS have a way of;happen•*- ing when least expected. The good and the : bad, but especially the bad. I was in 1 particularly good mood that day. Having disposed of my daily chores faster than usual, I decided to surprise Mickey by Doming over early. But the moment she opened the door, I saw something was wrong. "What's the matter?" I asked. She didn't answer me, so I followed her into the living room. Don was there, sprawled in an armchair. His lace was lushed and it was obvious that I'd interrupted an argument. I glanced from him back to Mickey. 'For Pete's sake!" I said. "Why doesn't someone talk?" Mickey came close to me, fighting back tears. "Since when," she asked, "do businessmen need bodyguards?" "Suppose we stop talking ii piained, employed bodyguards. The President of the United States millionaires, movie stars, anc many others. So Don had agreed to practice nights in a shooting gallery, and finally Boggio had been satisfied vith his marksmanship and given lim the gun. It was all on the eve\; ihe gun was registered in 3on : s name, and there v/as nothing [legai about, his carrying it. True o his promise, Boggio had given lim the raise and he'd come home o tell Mickey, about it, expecting ler to be delighted. Wouldn't I explain to her that she had noth- ng to worry about? silence was becoming' unbearable.' "1 said I'm sorry. Why don't you answer?" She still didn't look around. "Sorry!" she repeated. Her voice was so tense and low lhat it didn't sound like Mickey. "Sorry for what? For having brought us here? For having got Don mixed' I riddles," I said. Mickey strode over to ho brother. With a fierceness whicl I'd never suspected, sho jerkec open his coat. For a moment h tried to resist, but she cowed him with a slap in the face. Slrappe under his coat was a brand-ne\ leather shoulder holster with Boggio's protec- said. "Tell him gun in it. "For Mister tioiv' Mickey about it, Don, in case he doesn't know." i At first the kid was sullen and '. refused to talk. But prodded by Mickey he finally stavtcd. What he had to say was an earful. About a week ago Boggio had asked him if he was interested in doubling his salary. At first Don ; had thought he was kidding but Boggio soon convinced him he was • on the level. If Don would learn to • handle a gun he'd get him a license ' and ho could add the job of body- j guard to that of .driver. Quite a Such a degree o£ innocence >owled me over. I thought (or a moment, then sat down on the arm of Don's chair. "Look," I said, "I'm going to give you some good advice. Tell Mr. Boggio you've thought it over and changed your mind. You don't want the job. But don't tell him you talked to me." He was stubborn. "Why shouldn't I want that job? I've been doing all right. And liow I'm going to do even better." p£ ' "I'm not asking you," I said. "I'm telling you. You'll quit that job and I'll get you another." But there was no ordering Don around now. I'd always considered him as an overgrown kicl who, despite his size, could be made io do as he was told. Apparently the easy dough had already changed him. If there was something wrong with that job, I should tell him What. Wasn't I Boggio's attorney? Didn't I work for him, too? And it I did, why couldn't he? Then he grabbed his hat and coat and walked out. up in spinel^i^'; T 1 " '^-—'t i lrl dcr7 stand?" Slowly she walked away f the window and dropped in armchair. She leaned her heai against the back. There was a weary hopcles-n'-rs in every line of her body. " "Who is this Mr. Tia*"!"? Ant' what does he do?" I tried to stall. I brought up ihe matter of professional elhics. A lnwy<> r couldn't discuss his clients' affairs. Being a lawyer was like being a priest. People told you things you couldn't repeat. Then I realized I'd as goptl as admitted that Mickey's suspicions about Boggio were justified, so I quickly backed down. There was j nothing wrong with Boggio. At most he was a crank, a wealthy old guy with a persecution complex. And the reason I'd objecled to Don taking that bodyguard job was merely because I Knew he could do better than dedicate his | future to Boggio's vague fears. She didn't look at me, but kept | her gaze fixed on the carpet. I couldn't tell if I was making z\\y headway or not. So I went on | talking, afraid to stop for fear the momentum would be lost. And j all the time T talked I knew >/* A LONG and painful silence fol- **• lowed. I was the one to b'rcak it. sorry, Mickey." She was standing near the ot • people, Bcggio cs-jdOW. pretcndins to look out vln- Hcr phony it sounded. But ' I was still clinging to the hope that she'd believe me. Encouraged by her silence, I took her hands Maybe the physical contact would | bridge this awful gulf between us And then at last she looked up Her hands were still in mine bu! they were limp. However, the ex- I prcssion in hei eyes was eloquen'; enough. I was cut short. I jus' couldn't continue dishing out lies I AH of a sudden she pulled hej hands away, as it rain* were dirty; I Nobody had ever looked at rm J with such loathing, ,,..^,»«*., I "Get out, Leo." sh'S murmured | "Go on, get outl" . ,n (To De Continued)

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