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, PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLEiCOURlRIv-NEWS. THE^'BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ' - ' THE COURIER NEWS OO. .' •, H W HAINE8. PublUbi.- 1 SAMUEL r NOtUUB. Editor •'JAMES A OATBNB, •S*vlf '.National Advertising R*pr*«*nuiUve*: iVRllsi* Wltm«r Oo_ New York. Chicago, DB- i it Atlanta Memphis. Pii^iliihiki Everj /Uternoo* Except Bui.'.iy Knttr"<J,»»' second duo mutter at the port- jffljT at Blvthevllle, Arkansas, under »ct ol Congress. October ». 1917 i Served by the United PTMB » SUBSCRIPTION RATEB > &! career ti the dty of BlyUwvlUe, Me per week,'pi 85j i^r month: By Mull; within a rsdlui ol 40 nulw, M 00 per W.! 12.00 for"slx months, 11.00 lor three month*; 0> mall putstde 60 mile «oue 110 DO per 7"»r oaynble In advance. Pleasant Trip Our generals have assured us that Ihcic is a shortage of shells on the war 1'ipnts. ' Coi respondents have passed rt'.oiig the G. l.'s. assurance that there is a cigai;et ghortage.No\y some of our defied representatives, members of the House Military Affaiis Committee, have gone to Europe to look into these shou'ages. Perhaps they want to make them official. Said one: "If there is a shell shortage . . . there is absolutely no excuse for it. The blame can be laid on the doorstep of these labor barons who * have condoned strikes in wartime." 6ald another: "We have to be cer- taiii there is a shortage. Wo have been •unable to do so yet We have not yet seen General Eisenhower." • If thoie is a shell shortage, the cause and cure are very likely in this countiv. If there is an overseas black market in cigarets, the military un- dtfUbXedly knows about it and can do as mu:h about it as a congressional commit, tec. Sometimes we suspect that this group of legislator's was-mninly hankering for a trip to Europe, expenses paid. • Youth and Experience . Appointment of Edward R. Stettinius as^Secietaiy of State emphasizes the fpccd with which binning issues and half-issues of a political campaign con be fcrgoU.cn. We seem to recall Governor Dewey' harping upon an administration of grown '"old, tired and quarrelhcmc," while his opponents emphasised his "inexperience "> Yet "here we .have a young man, neither politician nor government veteran, whose appointment to the highest Cabinet post has called forth general,; non-partisan approbation. The Demo--? ciats have not ciied that he is without'? experience. The Republicans 'have iiot'- claimed 'the youthful replacement as tneir 'own idea (though to say Mr. rfew'ey included Mr. Hull among the "eld,' tired and quarrelsome" would be unfair to both men). 7 Certain)} Mr. Stettinius docs not b'fjng long experience to his new job. , Bjitjic does bring an excellent substitute—his record of successes in previous assignments. ^He made a significant contitbiition lo-onr industrial conversion early in the \sar. As lend-lease admiuislialof he peifoimed Hie delicate la.sk of cutting the pic into unequal portions and keeping cv.ei.vone happy. As Undersecretary of State he conducted the Dumbarton Oaks conversations in an able, statesmanlike manner. "In addition-to a good record Mr. Stettinius obviously has the confidence of the ictiring secretary as \\c\l as of ll'c Piebident. He may hope'for Mr. Hull's invaluable counsel when the lat- tcXs, health. has mended. And his relations with Congress promises to be cordial. He will need these assets, of course;-: along with/the administrative ability" that made him something of it youthful prodigy in the business world. And he will''need his youth, for the new Secretary of State faces a job Hint calls for strength. He will be a crucial part in the shaping' of future events, even though Sir. Roosevelt will certainly con. Untie as (he chief architect of our foreign policy. Mr. Stettiniu-s will .have the grave responsibility of carrying out the Jofty program of a revered statesman who; though lie may not have consistently,. pleased everyone, was never accused :oi> pettiness,' dcviousness or lack , of'iii- ' tegrily. . :• Mr. Hull solved ninny problems and pointed the way toward solving others. Btit there are still many vital inifore- , seen decisions to be made in exerting American influence for a just peace that will reconcile the Atlantic Charter with more immediate and less idealistic problems of international relations. On the basis of past performance, Mr. StottiniiU! looks to be capable of making those decisions. Matural Explanation It must have been a .shock when Mrs. Gladys Doherty, wife of a soldier, strolled around to collect the rent on her newly-acquired house behind a Brooklyn police station and found no house there. The shock could have been lessened very little when Ji desk sergeant, scanning his records, informed her that it had been torn down a week before by ,thc city. / Probably Mrs. Doherty is very glad that she did not buy from some irresponsible vendor, who deliberately took advantage by palming off for §2800 a building about to be demolished us a hazard. It is to be assumed that the Home Owners Loan Corp. will make good—in a hurry. topic and Subject Indubitably the weather, as a of conversation, is overworked tends to become boring. However, that does: not.;seein quite iViicciualc justification for a barber tp pare the skin off n'customer's'face with a razor. The Yonkers, N. Y., fireman who complained about his harrowing shave may have been suffering for the sins of thousands of previous customers whrrhad wcrn down the barber's resistance. Nonetheless, we feel that the barter went too far. Of course, if the fireman.were accused of having asked the barber if he "didn't know there's a war on," our feelings might be quite different. SAT TaCay \vc RVC filing nmnumition thai, ye v.lulrt not have used until next February or Mnrch If wo hatl been content with slower advance, wllh le.«« crmhtng victories, or if we had been ready lo sacrifice soldiers to save materials. —ociicral Eisenhower. • • • There csn be no doubt that military armament now stands at the threshold of unknown vistas the ends cf which !>eem to be limitless. Electronic--, atomic energies, rockets, jet pra- imlrvn ... all pave the way to rei.lms cf research formerly unknown.—Editorial in Army. Ordnance. • « When a .service man leaves a hospital his mcrnle Is high J>cci\a-.e of llin expert care he ha.s received. When he arrives home his spirit slvmlrt be maintained by not making him the subject, of tears of his dear inn.~— Maj.-tlcn. Noi Kirk, Army .•anyccn crncrnl. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 194-1 SIDI OUNCES "Now )ht> first filing wt- liuivJ <lo (o make our charily auc- tibh a success .is spread « repo"! of scarcity—make Die . , "people tiiink'lhcrc may be really ijollu'ug US'buy!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William' F*rgu«on CAUSE APPROXIMATELY OFOREST. FIRES. '"'.•, T. M.' REC. U? S.PAT. OFF. • -' 'ANSWER: :. In the Philippirtes.' I'iiageilari was killed on April ' •' * • NEXT: Hot '(imes In Tokyo, -THe trials of Motherhood graphical questionnaire?: To the question, "What \,y\re -'of roles do you usually' play?" 1 : lie answered, 'Cngat." '£o another, "What was your 'favorite scrwn vole?" he replied, '"Xnvier cugal." GIFTS DISTfNCJION > —It's-Smart to Shop -At— 7 The Gift Shop Mildcru & Anllqne Cilfls MOSS BRYAN "FARMERS We lia\e plen'v at Iron l&iuf- Ing and Hough Cypre$fe for barns and sheds. ([/' 3 Year FHA Te'rms If desired ' , L C. Robinson Lumber Co. * * ADD LIFE TO YOCE TIRES Vulcanizing MODINGER-POETZ*ilRE*CO. flof. II'.North Phoue 2261 SERVICE TOPS! ana ncw REPAIR B T': Corner Second ft AsK'Sti' j antl .REPLACE SERVICE STATION rhoilc • In Holly wood JOHN CARROLL: yo un «, ™, ' i*-« j Joh "' s ^eatin B heart, photography TUB • FILM .PARADE: ,Brcn<Jn with the aid of a rhioroscopc lor s Marshall.^-(.Hollywood's ."Weeping £ccnc {,-. the film "BMWe Manner' -Rdy/:, will veep;rio longer.' After one of t |,c most umisiml scenes Ir. loodlng.: motion pictute sels for fji m iiistory. .Ive years in tearful roles, Brenda • • . Ji determined to return to comedy -the kind of roles she was playing .Uien Hollywood discovered licr on Broadway In a- Federal Theater BARBARA STANWYCK — At a recent War Hcntl rally a pair o: Barbara's snappiest slacks were auctioned off for a 51000 bond. "Every time I'm cast in a pic- "TOJCV AUMSTUONC! lure,' 1 she said, "the director walks ' "p to me . before Hie first and .says, 'Tears in your " eyes, please.'- ill go: mad if i" hoar: .that .igaln." Just (o prpvo.fhe means it, she may even take "a celluloid vacation, go' ta Ncw York and prove to Hollywood .that- she Is a ligUt comedienne. ; ' - - •''• '• Meanwhile, she's playing the rein of a housewife now that husband Lt. William llolden has been Uans- fcrrcrt. to Eouthern California after a year's servicc'ln Texas. _'..., Brenda is an oddity — shc'wnV starrert >» her first film—opposite Joel McCrca in "Espionage Agent': —and has been starred ever since. Our Boarding House with Maj.Hoople Out Our Way By J, R. Williams —.-T,"*.- r.~" j _ . . . •*'•.• ,Work • shoe repairs arc nade tjere with the same mclica- s Sare used for most expensive shoes. 'Our leathers are long; wearing and the best available for this character work. If you want wear and comfort try iis. NO.TlfCE TO PROPERTY OWNERS C»II i termUes ma) bf.-ruiAin,; your check-up jv|ih,)ut.:f«sf. or obligation. to. 'AX». ROACH COKTEOL .'tJOA-ttANTBED W "Trie Typewriter Man" I ROYAL, SMITH. CORbNA, AND REJ.nNGTON PORTABLE I 1 ' TYPEWBrrERB , 1.18 N. 2nd .STREET , ; . TtMaeieUoa : mil Be Satisfactory) PHONE 3382 YCU GCTT QUICK 1 LIMDERSTAND 1HAT ItJ "IHt ARMV 1HEV HAVE AM OFFICER CF TH' PA.V, ALSO AW OFFICER OF TH'GUARD, O GO AROLJNSD VlSHIM' TH -SEMlRiES TO SEE " OH. HE AIM'T \ GONNA POMUCM \ SMOO2IM'--WE" " 1 3.-<~HE V S A TCV.POR^RV CUBST AT "THEY'RE OS) TH' .JOB AN' \'n _ n WIPE AWAKE.' )- /f%$Hy f (i'*' ' M '-,.\"\V , f'MV'ri'v^ ROBERT ARMSTRONG — Japan's General Tojs in jlmmj ..Cagney's new movie "Blood on tin 1 Eim:" Armstrong wears the year': trickiest makeup. It Includes several hunks of plaulic. attached to hit face in str.ilcgic plnces, a skintight helmet which covers his owr hair, a "f.iH" which j s cut on Tojo'i hair" spsci'firatnns, some (alst (eeth, Rncl spectacles. The mustaclu is his own. Aims Irony gets into jUiriio makeup chair every morn- inj at sis o'clock and three hours JaterJ.he.; s)cj:s out,as Tojo. .MAX FACTOR JR.—Just in casi he niigllfiftiii' gabby in his old "age snd mag out the skeletons In hit, closet, Fjvftyi- : rc:ently destroyed all his card file records on .make-up proscriptions ul Hollywood's lorinei stars., .'I'lfe fjle, dating back to 1015, offered 'Intimate nala on whose teeth weren't their own, whose hair \vigv>;{nb:c, whose noses had i been rcmodcl-M by surgery, whose skin had to be bound taut at the temple:; to pull up check and chin sag, whose hair was dyed, etc. " CHAK'tijSl'cORRELI, — "Andy" received a rude slio:k (he other day-i*'h(»f. hisinvmll daughter Doro"thy proudly brought "him her stamp album to shew htm how well it was filled." In sll the Raps that had remained,; *>[«:•'(! carefully pasted in -red stamps 5 frc-tn mama's ration booh. AN KAK TOI'. KKN'Cltr.KV ED GARDNER—E<l and Robert Bejirhicy< once lived In adjoining looms In'Vn New York hottl. Other day BencUleyfvisited on the 'Duffy's TAvcin". ; 'set and recalled Hie facl. .vVrnh," said Archie "I remember. J fould be in my room 'dictating;h "'radio Miow-nnd you'd be In your room talking and the walls were so thin my secretary .took doiyfi^AyJiat you were saying. ^<pj\v<)r.(ler th.e censors cut so much out'of" my scripts." XXXI rpHE three days that followed were about the happiest in my lilo even though I knew I was going to have to start my career from scratch. 1£ I continued practicing law it would be on an en- cnlirely new basis. The hard way! But a tremendous thing had happened to me. I, \yas no longer alone. From now on Mickey was on my side and that made all the difference in the world. Meanwhile Boggio was to receive back every penny he'd ever given me. It would'takc time, but I was determined not to owe him anything. - ..• i As down payment on my freedom I mailed him a check which stripped me of all the cash I had excepting a few hundred dollars I needed to get back on my feel. I still had a few'months to go on the lease of my office, so I couldn't cut down expenses^ there. But I also had about ten weeks left at (he Towers for I'd paid halt a year's rent in advance. So what did I have to worry al*uiU,.T;he. paper. Boggio had made me sigil years ago? That bogey was dead. I knew now he'd never be so dumb as to use a confession coerced jf^om a 16-year-old hoy. : It would be too compromising for him. As to the contract I'd signed more recently, I was in effect legally buying my way out of it. Furthermore I'd taken care of another eventuality. After receiving my check Boggio had called me up and again pleaded me to reconsider my decision. When I remained adamant he had become Unpleasantly threatening. That hadn't worried me. I'd played my trump card. "Virgil, we're all mortal and I realize I might become involved in a fatal accident some day. That . would be a lough break for both •XAVI&R CUGAT— A funny''Ah--j of. us. Because if 1 should die be- "A sivor Cngal gave lo a studio b!o- torc^yoii_do_ theirs a Jong long 'T lelle'r'- . that'll automatically b« mailed to the F. B. I." . I didn't even have a chance to say goodby for -he'd hung up on e.-l.' • There only remained the problem',of Don to be solved, lor the easy money was still proving a terrific 'temptation. Without going into details I'd told him what kind of a man Boggio 'was. It hadn't helped. Don was playing with matches, but his fingers hadn't been burned yet. * *. * • QN flint third day, I was in my w oRice, winding up the work on Boggio's books so that my successor, whoever ho might be, would find The phone rang. "Kabateck?" ' "Yes. Who is it? "Perez. IVe flown everything in order. in to take care of this new situation out here. I think you're being very foolish, Kabateck." ! HE ledgprs were.ready when Perez sauntered in- at the appointed lime. I think I liked him even less than the first linie we'd met. He sal down on the edge o£ the desk. "Still determined to back out?" "Stop wasting your time, Perez", and let's get this over with. I've got a dinner dale." I shoved the ledgers over to him. "That's all there is. Boggio has the rest." He fingered the volumes for a moment, then got off the desk and walked slowly around the office. "Nice place you got here, Kabateck." I was getting impatient. "Anything else?" lie had stopped in front of nn etching and was admiring it. I began drumming my fingers on the desk but he didn't take the hint. From the etching he walked over to the shelf .where I kept some legal books. "I forgot to tell you," he said, "Mr. Boggio mentioned these, too. He wants me to bring them over." Perez was so deliberate in his movements that I felt like kicking him. I helped him remove the books from the shelf and we piled Ihem on (he desk. "I have Mr. Bogs;io's car out front," he said. "You'd better give you think." "Mr.- Boggio seems lo be quite upset ."!.•-_;.•'„.,'. .' "Trial's loo bad. Maybe you'll be able to calm him down." "You won't change your mind then?" 'Thai's final?" "it's final." There was a short pause and then Perez spoko up again. • "How do the books sland?" "I'm working on them now. I'll be through in a few hours and I'll send them over to Boggio's first thing in the morning." "That won't do. lie wants to see them tonight." "Look, Perez, you can understand that I don't feel like taking them over myself and I've let my secretary go." "AH right. I'll come for them. What time will you be through?" "About 6:30." 'Til bo there, "Okay." , . It was already dark outside, and Boggio's hearse-like vehicle was parked about three blocks down, on a side street. "By you 'out front' means in the next county," I wisecracked as we walked toward it. Pausing to catch his breath, Perez didn't answer. Then, when we reached it, he got into the rear of the car, dumped his books on the spacious floor and turned to lake those I was carrying. The pext inslant something hard was shoved in the small of my back and a voice snapped, "Get in!" Simultaneously, Perez, having dropped (lie second batch ol books, put his hand over my mouth and jerked me forward by my lie. As I went sprawling into the rear scat, the man behind-me also jumped in and slammed the door. The motor sprang into life lurched forward. and the car

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