The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 6, 1944 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 6, 1944
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE.GOURIHK NEWS ,'* THE BfiYTHEVILLE''COURIER NEWS , f , » "" THB OOmilKR NKWB OO. . r/> , H W. BAINXB, PubUlhv 4 •- < • SAMUEL P NORRIfl, Editor , * , JAMES A OATEN8. Salt National Advertising Representative*: Wallace WlUner Oo, Ne* York, Chicago. Deu nt Atlanta, Uemphl*. Btcrv Altertuxm Eioept as second clan matter at Ui» pott' e »t Blythevllle, Arkahsae, under act ot Congress, October 9. 1917 7 "served by tb» united Pra* SUBSCfUPTION" RA7EB " By carrier in the city ot Blytbertlle, We [MI •eek, or 85c r:r month. fly mall, within a radius ol 40 miles, (1.00 per ear; (2.00 Icir six months, 11.00 for thr«e months; jj Din II outside 50 mile ton* 110.00 per r**i <«yaolb In advance. 'Public Benefit' Each jear the American Society of ''Mechanical Engineers presents n mcdnl lor "some gieat and unique act of ijFHHis of engmeeiing nature tliat has < (vcnplished a gieat and timely public I en Jit." The perfonrwnce of the man vno iceened this year's award hcems to jflcet a|l (he f fated leqtiiiomenls. -Kis name is Carl Norcleri, and lie is .10 imcntoi of the bombsighl and mechanical pilot that bear that name. Acc rdmgly the name has become familiar to millions of Amencans who know litilo'j-rf^outi th'e inventions and less atjbu.t tlie man himself. [ We do know, howevel, that these tiyo highly indicate and sect el con- trjvanies have helped immcn&uiably in getting bombers to theii taigets, sending the Lomos smack down on the de- snecl spot, and getting the plane home again. , { And\,e knou that the bombsight is so complicated that even though the eriemy has examined it in planes downed ever his leintoij, he has been unable to duplicate its consliuction. ; That should take c?ie of the "great and unique 1 ' stipulation And as for "public benefit" we can think of none gi'eatci 'than the help these inventions have given in blasting the 'Axis, war machine in Berlin, Tokyo and points en refute * j Mr Noidcn, a Dutch ciliren, prefers to lemain as inconspicuous as the Hm l IDSI G I Bat he desei ves the tl|?nks of* tfle countiy of his residence, pci v;eSl"as. the honor ot the engineers' soualv, -vhich he cmeiged buefly from liiStseh-choHcp obscunty to accept; . for Britain 3 An American newspaper was ••com-. Timing editoiially the other day, that cncquai'er ot this year's tobacco crop had been allocated to the Biitish Em- pnefj' ' , ''Y. t "Why," it wanted to know, "should we turn over so much of our tobacco to Ihe" British when we'ie pinched for it ourselves?" v . » 4 r pietty good answer to that querulous question might be found in the r British White Paper that was made public the no\t day, e\en though there is> no ( tangible connection between our c-gaieUe shortage and the document ut'ed "Statistics Relating to the. War Llfoit of the United Kingdom" which tells, in the quiet undeistalemenl of iiguies, the hagic, nipgnificent stoi-y of But'sh leybiance "The White Paper icneals that war casualties in Britain's armed forces are UKptci than ouis even though Britain baa only a third of our population. It m'eals 57,000 civilians killed by enemy action, and 85,000 wounded, one out of thiee Biitish dwellings damaged, and one out of. 30 destroyed. Statistics tell of the mobilisation of almost "all Butam's manpower and of half its womanpowei Tabulations un- fold a story of soaring taxes, poor food, woni-ont clothing, complete disrepair of almost every tiling. But there is more to the story than the While Paper tells. American correspondents who have been in [-'ranee, Belgium and Italy report that nowhere in these countries did they see the marks of strain and suffering that they observed in England. England is tired and hungry and nerve-wracked. The people of its southern coastal towns were literally in the front line for four years, under unrelenting fire from planes, cross-Channel artillery and, finally, robot bombs. But Britain lias endured it all with courage and with austerity—"austerity" fashions and. "austerity" living. Nor have the English complained like Die Italians who, almost before they laid down rams they had borne against us, were finding fault because wo did not do more for them. . Surely we have helped the English mightily. But did they not help us too, when they alone in all the world fought l:atk at the conquering Nam I Somehow, in the light of all this, it doesn't seem too important whether the ' British Empire will actually got :i quarter of our lO'l'l tobacco crop or,not. Few Americans would think it a great sacrifice lo offer a cigarct to a friend and neighbor who had been through a harrowing experience. It seems rather ungracious that some of us should resent it when this simple, friendly gesture is performed on a national scale. Pin-Ups Eleanor Packard of the United Press has been expelled from Yugoslavia. The reason, she 1 say«, is that she remarked in a dispatch upon the numerous pictures of Marshals Tito and Stalin in Belgrade shop windows, and Ihe ab- Ecncc of pictures of Messrs. Roosevelt and Churchill. The pin-up boy, it seems, has euteiv ed the hazardous territory of international relations. ' 1 v.r.3 digging, nnctlicr forrr.^le ^'whcii they came niui l;Ui mo. 1^ (Igurcil .right;, a, dnTnmcc) Us.—Scrgt.' Rlciiai'd Vniiclo'rbl'ocm:n of.' West de Pcre, Wis., chosen In German)' to come home for Wnr Uoud tour. • • • • Assiinrlng t'nc E'olnl wnr lasts tlirec more years, 11 Is cMicmtly unlikely Hint tlic American, governnieiit will slnrt Lssuing pntsporls for foi 1 - clen pleasure li'nvcl mull r.l lenst two ycnrs after the lust shot has been tired.—A. L. Simmons, president Simmons Tours. » * « We (ire running months nhcacl of our military time tf.ble.i. As, a result we must outnln from our war factories today material llinl vvns not scheduled for production unlll next March.— Wnr Mobilization Director James P. Byrnes. r * • The truth is thnt no one knows when the war \vlth Gcrmnny will be finished, nnd alll less l:ow long the iniervnl will be between the defeat cf Ihe Germans nnd the deferit of Jnpnn. —Winston Churchill. * » • Ihe productive effort tind racrntc of the civilian population can make the difference between victory slid dcfciil for lighting troops. I' snw Ihc.l proved In Russia.—Donald M. Nelson in Clniseklng. In ovr rccicly, bccotnlnu more nnd mere unstable with the disruptions in family life mirt tr,iistp,iu irisrnlioii, youlli Is the first cainalty, r.iu1 isjt one thing is Mug riona nUul youth.— Prcf. Hoivnrd Y. McClusfcy of the U. of Michigan. Our pilots have always been far superior to the Jnpcnerc and the pilots coming out Icxlny aic ju:t ns gcod ns ever. 1 never saw nn.vthin» like the spirit of the men who have been tilting the Jftpancse.-Vicc Adml. Marc A Mltschcr WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1944 Paying for a Dead Horse «DI OUNCES •"•"• I don.I know vyhelhw my wif P is rc«Jly worriwl about J)iy weight or thinks I'm oiHcWiiiK licr'ai'menl and biUfcr .wlieii;she asks me every tiny what 1 had me lunch!" THIS CURIOUS WORi. fey Wffiwa Ferguson HAS BEEN . PARTLY DESTROYED BY FIRE AND EARTHQUAKES ON AW AVERAGE OF q'CLOTH IS STILL WHITE AFFESJ Y r |i YOU BLUE AND PINK IT/'Xy A\R5. GEORGE FIRESIDNE, EARLY AMERICAN .NATURALIST, WAS ATTRACFED TO BIRD STUDY BY THE BEA'JTY-OF THE' . COPRi \VA BY NEA SERVICE.-lVc! :T'M. REC. U.», PAT,OFF.'. ' pejictralcd Hie earth? In Holly wood BY ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA. Staff (Correspondent .Today jve.glyc you the new Joan Yinfftlnr —lull fnur nf 'rtn\ rimm mnc KVmtn u,n : 'nii > ,/'-7 . r- ------ * >o Fontaine— nil four of 'em. Gone was ( i r .v, v drawer roles, H was worth an eight- month suspension." For eight months Joan did not ' -^ - of - in ' ' was Joan Fon"' -nU.ine V .r puritv ' personified. o,iT OK TF vus The new Joan Foiuatuc-all four ,•„,„,;, , , , of •em-will be seen tn Hal Walli" , m . W "" !1 S m >' snckclnti, anc new movie for Paramount ^ sl>C tnal0>lc wll ° wishes them, of Susan." Joan plays , ° " Silc ' " Ed lad; ^ each of them. There wns nlso Joan. Fontaine; period. . • She was wearing a filmy negligee over n filmy 'nightgown and a fancy upsweep hair-do mm she didn't look at nil like she looks in the movies. She wns prncllcnllv drooling vvilli dcliglit over the oi>~- porlimtty to play straight comedy "Than)! God," she said, "that I'm finally getting out of those tlroopv- Our Boarding House with Maj. Hoople Out Our Way ByJ, R. Williams JftSON^OLD 80V/ 1 LL PAV VOO S \TORDAV IF NfOO'LL RUSi SOU &MO IT.KMSVAH PUiE, ; THOSE FO' STEt>,N\-~~ARE.VO'J ; DEPsD POSITIVE Sou TROOSERS, AM' SUMPlhi ^OO IS TO PAV Off BET V r\ .. oecvoto ssovro VJE&R HIS LONGER? / GIVE ME THAT BCFE ,.XMD THOSE SPURS--THESE CATTLE PCM'TNEED THEM; i KNOW CAN'T Tl£MPTAT!0\) X" 1 &E WILD COWBOYS CM :AT-ILE MIGHT'S WELL TAKE TH' HORSE AM' BOOTS, TOO AM' LET ME BE TH' SAREFOOT BOV DRIVIM' HOME TH' CATTLE WU* A FLV cAiw'7 SAVVY WHY A F-EIXEP. W,\V)TS, • TO BE A. WILD COWBOY WH6M "HERE AIN'T MO MORE WILD axvs: LIXE A GLJY -' THERE AlW't MO MORE HOSSES. _L;'VJM' INI THE PAST .J.'zfj^ff.lf Allspice gets its name from the act llml its fragrance and taste cscmble a mixture of its chief ri- als, clnnnnion, cloves, and nut- wg. GIFTS DISTINCTION —It's Smart to Shop At— The Gift Shop Mortem & Antique Gifts MOSS BRYAN FARMERS (Ve have plenty ot Iron Rooting and itangh Cypress for barns and sheds. 3 Year FHA Terms it desired. L C. Robinson Lumber Co. Recapping and Vulcanizing * * ADD LIFE TO YOUR TIRES MDOIHGER-POm*TIRECO. HWJ-. Ill North Phone 2211 COLD WEATHER SERVICE —WeJnsfall AUTO GLASS, new FLOOR MATS and SEAT , COVERS,' ,and REPAIR "and REPLACE WORN TOPS! F.B.JOYNER .Conicr. Second k; Ash, Sis. SERVICE STATION Phone 26U IWork shoe re- jpalrs arc made here with the same metlcu- care used for most expensive shoc.s. Our leathers are long wearing and the best available for this character work. If you want wear and comfort Iry ns. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS lermites may be ruining your property. OH «-»• fo> check-up without cost or obligatiun. SAT8, MICE'AND ROACH CONTSOL GUARANTEED WOKK H. C. 8LANKENSHIP PON EDWARDS "The Typewriter Man" I ROYAL, SMITH, CORONA, >ND REMINGTON PORTABLE I •• . TYPEWRITERS | 1)8 N. 2nd'STREET ' . PHONE 33821 • ., {Ewry Transaction Most Be Siflsfactory) TCI! TlfjINK t^f -. Coi>rrt B l.t, 1B«, KEA -Strrice, Inc. —1 just can't cry any more. As "Susan" Joan has 23 ward- time in 'her film career Joan Foil Inhic is .going to look like Joar "People;'never recognized me off the screen." she chuckled. "Nobody ever asked me for my auto graph.". There 'was" the time, tor exam pic, when ;.she went to New Yoi 1 and stopped at the same hot wiiere Shirley Temple was stayiji, There WIJK. always a crowd of pjc pic walling 10 get Shirley's auto graph, one even recognized Joan. ' ; Thai trip to New York for the world premirrc of "Frenchman's Creek" was the second time. Joan said, that she had ever seen herself on the screen In a theater. She safd she hadn't seen any of her pictures except for the daily rushes at the studio since playing upposite KrcKl Astaive in "Damsel in nis- trtsY' a loiv.; time ngo. |'.I s:>t all dressed i:p for the premiere," she said, "and practically worked myself into a frenzy for fear I would forget my hues, As I was Icnvitis the theater, I overheard a woman saying. 'Isn't tliat Joan Fontaine frightful, inv dear.' I wont horns and cried " COUNTRY GIU1, EASIEST Of her fovir different personalities in "Susan." which one did fhe nnd llic easiest to play? "The little country girl," s i, c chuckled. "For more reason's than olio." Joan's divorce from Brian Aherne will b? final next June. "But I'll get another husband then," she smiled. "I like being married" .1 Director William Seller ' said vj'On.lhe set everybody." 1 Joan Fontaine—all' four of her —had to BO back lo work In a scene with George Brenl and Walter Abel. Read courier News Want Ads. XXXII r PHE Bronx was behind us now and we seemed to be heading for Wcstchcster. I hadn't the fnintesl idea where we were going but I'd given up asking questions. As I tried to shift in my seat llic man at ray right—whom Pcre?. 'called Louie—nudged me significantly. Despite the stickiness of my sweat-soaked clothes I sal still again. You don't argue with a gun sticking in your ribs. We drove on for another few minuies and then I spoke lo Perez. "I wonder if Boggio lold you about Ihe letter that'll lie sent to the F. B. I. if anything should happen to me?" "I know." "There are a couple of paragraphs about you too." "I wouldn't doubt it." "If you'bump me off they'll get you sooner or laler. And I don't sec what you can gain by kidnap- ing me." "We' don't necessarily have to do cither." "What then?" "You'll see." Far in the distance, a .car coming toward us dimmed its light a couple of limes. For a moment I thought Ihis had some connection with our ride but I was mistaken. The driver doused our loo brilliant headlights, then switched them on again after Ihe ear had passed us. From now on the road became pretty deserted. Louie seemed to be gelling impalient. "How about il?" lie asked Perez. Perez sighed, Ihcn leaned forr ward lo address the driver. "Lot's have sonic music!'* The radio was switched on. In a few seconds il had warmed up and n dance band blared forth. Perez protested and the driver kept on turning the dial until he came lo some, classical music and was told lo hold il. r he composition, Rachmaninoff's C Minor Concerto. Tiie incongruousness of the sit- lalion struck me and I wondered f Perez was quite sane. I didn't lave the chance to speculate on :hat tor very long, however. He .urned to Louie. "All right," he said. "Let's go." went to work on me with grim efficiency. I was made to xiieel on the floor; my topcoat and jacket were removed, and my lands were tied behind my back. Then my shoes and socks were taken off. It was a large car and there was ilcnty of room once the books nad been piled into one corner. The driver turned off on a lonely side road and slowed down lo about 35 miles to make the job easier. Perez was an expert, and now I remembered the book I'd seen in his liolel room in Hollywood. The monograph on pain, He knew how to produce it all right. He must have made a lite- time study of it. . The twisting of a finger in precisely the right direction; pressure upon certain glands in the neck; ^and then a subtle tickling of the 'soles of my feet. It didn't take him long to see that the tickling was more effective than the infliction of. pain, and so he concentrated upon it, seeking out the more sensitive parts while Louie held me in a vise-like grip. Although I tried hard not to give them the satisfaction of. hearing me yell it was more than I could stand and soon I let go. The sounds I made must have been pretty awful but that didn't bother Perez. He ordered the driver lo turn ifp the radio and the • C Minor Concerto drowned me otil. • ' '•'-.'•' I fainted twice. The first time they revived me with a shot of brandy and thc'rt Perez went (o work on -mo a'jain. The second \\KiS he examined me and decidct laKe any more. Tb dragged me back inio the aaa and helped me put on my clottuM. * * # r\N the way back to Ihe man highway Perez did some talk. ing. "Well, Kabatcck, I guess you «•» now that you're in with us, and t's going to stay that way. Whether you feel like it or not. This isn't a Glee Club where you can drop out if you don't like the .vay it's being run. . . ." I wasn't paying much attention. [ felt too sick at the stomach, and furthermore I'd just realized how worried Mickey must have become. She'd always heard from me if something delayed my coming over. ". . . and you mustn't think Mr. Boggio is clinging to you because your services are so unique. You want • to know something! Nobody's indispensable.. Only it's your bad luck right now that you know so much, . .'." I could still hear that C Minor Concerto inside my head, though I knew they had lurned the radio off. ". . , and so help me, Kabateck, we'll keep on hounding you until you play straight with us a~gain. There's nothing you can do. If you denounce us you'll only be tightening the noose around your neck. And if you try to run away ' we'll catch up with you sooner or later. There isn't a place in the entire country where you'll be safe. , . ." ' Brother, docs the sound of your voice make me sick! Who says I have to remain in Ihis country? Maybe Boggio's got it pretty well covered, but there's slill the. rest of the world. Mickey and I can get married and slart life somewhere else. But I've gol to humor you first. : I breathed deeply. "I know , when I'm licked, Perez." > ' ' • Ho sat there for a moment with his mouth open. I guess he didn't expect such rapid acquiescence. "Well—that's fine! I'll tell Mr. Boggio that you've changed your mind." He lurned lo his stooge. "Good work, eh, Louie? Now we can go home." ••.»»' ,(T° Be Continued). '-•. ••. g%W <".*-

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