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FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 1939 Piccadilly Circus At Blackout Hour BLYTHEVILLE. (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS ' Finds Realistic Drama In 'Black Picture' Of Next . Wn r The awesome sight of the world's greatest rily plunged Into darkness J« simulation of a war-lime air raid Is ilrst-rjbci) la this (graphic story by .Millon liromirr, European Manager uf NDA Service. BY MILTON BHOKh'Elt Ki.'A Service Slaff CorrcsjKuiilent LONDON, Aug. 11.—H is shortly after midnight. In a lew minutes a gigantic east of 8,000,001) persons —every man. woman and child in Louden—will take part in a drama called "Air Halci." This great gray city by the Thames is to be blacked mit^hid- (len from [lie eyes of mythical enemy bombers as if in war-lime Come with me to my flat to watch the show. We are In a hi<-h spot in Chelsea. Prom cur eighth Iloor window we get n bird's eye view of part of the West End much of (lie East end, and seme «i the South End, which lies across the river. FAK-nEACHIXG VIEW BEFORR ZERO HOUR In the lingering twilight and the glow from street lamps you can pick out many of the London landmarks. Comparatively near at hand fa the campanile of the Byzantine style Roman Catholic Cathedral of Westminster. Farther alon? loom the towers of the Parliament House, including the one which homes famous Big Ben. Farther in the distance yen can just barely discern Wren's masterpiece, the far- famed dome of St. Paul's Cathedral. That pinkish glow you sec to the left comes from the neon signs in Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square—the heart of the empire. And way to the Enst for miles and miles there are the rows of little houses. London has no skyscrapers ^soaring into the 'sky. From below, there comes the sound of traffic—automobiles, countless red buses, occasionally the muffled thunder of the underground trains. "BLACKOUT." TAKES BUT FIVE MINUTES Now it is the zero hour—12:30 a.m. No sirens screech out the warning to douse the lights as they would in war-time. But all citizens have teen warnerl. .and:'.".'urcVe' are A) r S|j£">;vyar<!ens-antf; thousands of policeMo^see that,the request for "lights out" is obeyed. Lcok closely now. You sec the lights,' thousands of them—street lights, electric globes in houses and factories—winking out. Inside five minutes London's heart is stilled. The world's biggest city is plunged in darkness. DGWII in Piccadilly n curious throng may be milling about but here from this window it Is as if London, hud censed to lie. It's just black night with no lights save for the bright stars. One star has a greenish tint It is moving. No, it is not. a star. It is a British bomber pretending to be an enemy. The quiet is so intense that you can hear the roar of its propellers miles off Suddenly lights begin to stab the 'lark. They are the .army's searchlights. One of them picks out the swift-flying bomber. Now ancther catches it. Now still another. As the bomber moves, it is bathed in brilliant light. In war lime anti-aircraft guns would be crashing their deadly sliols at her trying to bring her down. Or the very swift Spitfire fighter planes capable of over 350 miles an icur would be chasing, her, trying to cut short her career WARDENS CIIKCK ' ' CARELESS CITIZENS The bomber has gene on ils way Once more the quiet—so quiet that a baby's fretful crying in a building blocks away can be plainly heard Now you hear the tramp of feet' It is an Air Raid Warden. He has seen that some careless person his left a. light burning and failed to pull down.his blinds completely. There is a knock at the door. "Lights out," commands the warden. And so this imitation war-time game goes on until 4 in the morning when dawn ccmes lo London. The test Is over. The milk wagons begin to roll, 'me bread delivery vans are iicard. The great city lias become itself a'Min. SpldT;;r^^ — » the city -"» ™ out, and the only illmnin.^'^ £«££ ™£ ^i'''llgT of ^vSJ pectcd to. A man iimy spend six months trying to get n new plastic and find in the end that what ho has is a patent new drug. But altogether, year after year, there comes this stream of things which create new Industries, change old ones, make production processc.4 cheaper and in one. way cr another profoundly affect the material framework in which American life Is lived. And so Wilmington makes you wcnder just how important poll- tics really is after all. Who wins in the end-politician, or Industrialist? Or is It, perhaps, foolish to tnlk about cither of them winning, since the tilings they C 1 0 fuse in a strange, unlooked-for amalgam by which cur grandchildren nrc going to live? During the recent blacftmit of half of England, the country's greatest of civilian co-operation in air-raid defense, wardens wenl fro, house (o house making sure all lights were out or concealed Abov an Air Raid Precaution warden points accusingly at the 8 lnring wlmlo in this North Londoji housewife's home. BRUCE CATION'S AMERICAN ROUNDUP This is one of a United States lour series by Bruce Cation NEA. Washington columnist whos cut "calling on America." By BRUCE CATTON Jmirlcr News Washington Concsnoiulcnt WILMINGTON. Del All" I7- East of Washington is'a seemingly endless belt of waterfront docks factories, and storage yards that extends between Philadelphia and Baltimore. In the middle cf it i s lion Just two of its ijossibililics- inay restore the anthracite industry to a profitable basis an may add CO years or so to the pro ductivc life of the great Mcsn'b iron range. Then there's a queer plasti called Incite, which Icoks like j and has the queer property "Piping" light. Take a long, com screw cylinder of it. apply a flash light to one end—am! the ligh comes out of the other like watc -COURTS A number of divorce suits have been filer! in chancery court, recently. Mrs. Alberta Ncedham has filed suit against Garland Ncedham. asking for a divorce on the ground of indignities. Mrs. Edyth Mcnz lias filed suit against Otto J. Mcnz asking for a divorce on the ground of Indignities. Claude P. Cooper Is attorney for both plaintiffs. N, F. Moore has filed suit against Mrs. Thelnm Moore, asking for a divorce on the ground of three years voluntary separation. J. Graham Sudbury Is attorney for the plaintiff. Mrs. Othus Fisher has with make a step, because conflict, cr clash of interest there may be bctnecii (he New Deal administration and the iialicn's bnsi ncssmcn seems lo be highlighted more vividly here than elsewhere Wilmington is. the du Fonts Physically, it is overshadowed by (he tall headquarters office building of E. I. dn Pent de Nemours and Co. Ami the most exciting place in that building is a little room where samples of Ibis firm's 20th century ivteic nr» on display. I'KACTICAI, MAGIC ! Whatever the dn rents themselves may be, as a corporate unit nicy work magic. And the magic is of a sort to make you wonder just now imp-:riant pclilics is. after nil Jlie New Deal has done things nnieh will have a lasting elfcct on American life. Yet in the long run-after the ii.imc'crilmig- has slopped, the Liberty League has fcecn forgotten, and the term economic rcyalist" has gone into the chscarrt-it may well turn out nat it is (he du Ponts who have left a deeper imprint on the life 11 their lime. Take nylon, lor instance. D:\ni J™ sfcrc of Delaware Bay. a hu?e where du is mi- ; drawn her divorce Woodrow Fisher. suit against new factory Is rising:, Pont workers will mnke this canny new textile fiber out of c:al, air mid water. Sheer hose can be made out of it, and sleek fabrics as well-to say nothing of toothbrushes, hair brushes, and 100 other things which aren't even In the discussion stage yet. Or take the sink-and-fl:at pro- also do thin lighting. KUBHEK. SIELAN CAMl'MOR They'll show you to hcme and ofTic' a species o Read Courier News want ads. - " ,1 -" i» o]jttn;ft U rubber made out of coal, limcsUme and Hilt, which will serve practi c.llly every purpose natural rubbe: will serve, will outlast natural rubber five times, in many uses, am winch even now ccsls less pel pound to prcducc than natural rub bcr cost during the World War Tney will show you camphor- net synthetic camphor, but real h.-nest-to-goodness camphor—whicr comes, not from the camphor trees of Formosa, but from the turpentine of stuthern pine trees. The list is .ilmosV endless There's ze-lan. a chemical which renders a fabric watcr-repellant, so that you can spill a bottls of ink or a bowl O f g reasy 5Cnp oye] an evening gown, wipe the mes: off with a damp towel, and conu out as fresh and spotless as befci-e There's a new rayon ccrd which, triples the life of a heavy-duty auto truck lire. There's something called bntacilc. which makes shatter-proof glass much stronger and •=a:er. And so on. All cf this, of course, means research—on which the du Fonts seme $7.000.000 a ycar-Thcv have a huge laboratory here, and more than two dozen others In «'v"i, pl l ceSp TIlcy kcc '' I2 ?° r °™~ assistants now sev . search men and 1700 constantly busy. Rj ght ow scv . eral thcusand projects and exploratory Inquiries are under way A lot of them won't pan cut al all, and some of them pan ex- PAGE THREE iis Congressional Fame- s>..Aiul How Timy Won It WV l)HlJ(!li (MTTON uurlfi- ,%'nvs \VnsliIiiglou ON, Aug. 18.—you KOI a. dlir.Mvnl set of "leaders" out, of each H'ssloii of congress. r.very year u certain mi inter of men .slatui out as llu> ones who mo most liiiliu'iiiliii with (heir fellows. inc group which they compose Is worth studying, because it imiy eontiiln tlu- next presldent-or possibly the next-president- utter-lho next. Ceitninly it contains the men Caru thersvillc's Las "Through" Train Wil Run On Saturday' 18 CARUTIJERSVILLE. Mo., A Kg 1 (Special)—The 'last 'through passenger train by way of this ell} will run here Saturday. Aug 10 j' was announced hero yesterday will a statement. Issued by the St Loiil passenger traffic ofnce to the elfec of naming new schedules for trains lor the Memphls-St. Louis run The new schedule becomes effective Sunday, Aug. 20. and thereafter, only the two-coach "moose' will come to Carullicrsvllle It wn 1 ed that "vehicular" service wil inaugurated lo take the mni » here to Ffayll at n p. m . C acli The new schedule sets out, that h^ north bound train will n:iss .hrough Hayli n t 10:05 n. m,, and he .south bound train will' pass through Hayti al 2:50 p. m. These vere about the same times that the rains have passed through Car- ilhcrsville. but after Saturday licy will leave off coming to Car- ithersvillc and the moose will nnk-e connections with both trains cavinif here to meet them and re-' urning with mail and passengers The proposal to do awny with liroiiRh passenger train service to bis city met with vigorous oppo- itmn on the part of business lencl- rs. business firms, and civic and octal dub heads, who presented ictitlons under the direction of Mayor O. D. Pinion asking that lie trains be not discontinued But the Frisco officials staled in cply that their nlan to snccd up he Mcmphis-St. Louis nm by hav- ig the trains leave oIT circling past 3arulhcrsville would be carried ul ns planned, which was made flict.11 here yesterday by announce- of the new schedules The unsuccessful Langley flying lachine, built before the night of le Wright brothers, wns taken rom its niche in the Smithsonian istitutton years later, unit, with few alterations, made to fly. NU-WA Laundry-Cleaners Phone 180 For Prompt Laundry and Cleaning Servici parilculin- subject, Sometimes ho gets there simply because his colleagues linvi! come to have especial ii'specl for His Intelligence and his Itnowjrilge, Stinelliiies his rise Is due to his political shruwdiiMs; scineiiinr.s n i s simply ( | ll( , | o J)Ls presldi-hiliil-ycur political "availability." '((ft: .'jTANIIOUTS In uny case, here Is a sample list, of the men who, In the session Just emlinx, have risen to prominence hi the "leader" class: Congressiiifin lingerie Can, Georgia Democrat, for his domlimnco of the all-powerful House rules committee mid his effective opposition to all aspects of the New Deal's labor program. Linked with him in (he siunc bracket is Con- grcssiimn Howard W. Smith, Vlr- glnin Democrat, Congressman Joseph w. Mnrlln, Massachusetts Republican, the minority leader, who gave his parly rcmnrkably shrewd and cIVectivs) generalship throughout Ihu session. acnijrcssman Clifton vvoodrum, Virginia Democrat, fwho wns more iiillucntinl Ihiin any ether innti In Congress on bilk nlfecllng the WPA. In the sumo connection, Congressman John Tuber, New York Republican, can iilso be given credit for some highly effective wcrk. Congressmen Carl Vlnson of Georgia and Andrew J. May of Kentucky, both Ucmocrnl!;, who had charge of the huge nnvyv mid army approprlntlcn bills, resj*c- tivcly. and who piloted them through Ihe House successfully. Mr. May might also lake a bow for rallying more onll-TVA sentiment Ihnn lind previously been evident In the House. Senator Arthur Vnmlrnbci'ir, Michigan Republican, for crmslstcn and intelligent opposition lo Ne\ ,pcal projects, ranging all the wa "tram revision cf-'lhc neutrality la\ lo-llic Florida ship canal ami ex lonsfon cf the president's monctar powers. Also noteworthy on th neutrality Issue were Senators Ben nclt Clark of Missouri, lllrat Johnson of California, William L Borah of Idaho, and Gerald Ny of .North DakoUi. ' Senator Alva Adams, Colomd Democrat, for a steady fight fo economy. Senator Robert Tart, Ohio lie publican, for n workmanlike Jobl under rather trying circumstances Senator Josh Lee of Oklahoma for a persistent fight tor temni t'avin loans. Senator James E. liymes o South Carolina, for a wldcnc( sphere cf Influence on many runt ters. Among other things, he pu through the reorganization bill— and the bow for this can be shared by Congressmen John J. Cochrni cf Missouri and Lindsay Warrci of North Carolina, Democrats. Senator Claude I'cppcr, Florida Democrat, for steady pro-New Deal efforts plus a tireless, thcugl unsuccessful, fight for the Town send plan. Senator Carl A. Hatch, New A Child Can Add Up The Savings You Get On Firestone HIGHSPEED TIRES * liUY A SET OF 4 !'OK ONLY 51 7C I'«r I.I J ^k * PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. Ellis Snipes, Ruilgct Mgr. lh & Walnut riione 810 Mexico IJcmorrni, for Iht-otigh the doan-noiltics which beiirs his immi> AND THE thls bill Some iiii'iillcn ought HIM to be made ol scmu of Hie old slmnlbys; Nevada's ik'iiulor Key IMilimm inn Illinois' Conssressman Ailolph s«bath, for Instance, who had such 111 luck, U'spt'cllvely, with the ncu- trnlilj' program u tl <l (lie Kousc rules romi»llt«\ Majcillj U'Mlcv Sam Rnybilrn of lexax had the thankless Job of r.i riy To Give Instructions To Ginners, Buyers 'I'-, Mo,, Aug. 1U —.Sam Kdwnvds, I'cinlscol Comity Agriculture Cimsi'ivatlon proRrnm - I'hiilrmnn, nnnounn'd yesterday' that tin! full instruction meeting for gliinors nnd cotton buyers of the Ki.'ven Sonthnist Missouri cot- Ion producing ci-iinlliw will bo held August iM lit iiuyii. The meeting will be held in the Missouri Tho- atre and is scheduled to gel underway at one o'cloi-k. This meeting Is for Instructions lo cotton gltincrs and those who buy collon In the preparation niui keeping of Ibt-b- records for the government for the 1039 cotton season of collon ginned, bought and sold. Frank Brewer of WnshliiBlon, of the North central notion division office, will be (ho principal speaker niui Instructor, and field men from the slule office will also be present. Counties In tho group nrc I'cm- Iscot, Dunklln, New Madrid, Scotl, Mississippi, Butler and Stoildard. Lust year, the meeting was at- (ciiilcd by about '.JQO. FLAPPER FANNY ovcH-mi.xiV root boor a,,,] gillge , Ccmmcrclnl Hotel of linyd. n, 9 information nnmlng M,-. S ^ A Myrlck us proprietor. ' Doth Informations .set out Dial 10 two places violated Ihe Mule liquor control act; that both places "re public nuisances; u ud llmli women of bud reputation arc per- mllcMl (o nswmlilo nnd ply'their trades In the two places. The first Injunction iigulnst Tnli wns signed by James M. Reeves then Judge, on Nov. 10, 1930, tho next by Judge L. 11. Bcliull on 'scpl. M, 19:17, mid Ihc third on August 5, IBM, also signed by Judge Sclmlt. The fom-ih injunction, Issues Injunctions Against Hayti Places CARUTIIEHSVlbLE, M 0 ., All?. IB—For the fourth time since 19M, temporary restraining Injimcllons have been issued against Jim Till! of Hnytl. alleged proprietor of u "plncc of 1)1 repute" (here, according to Information filed In the circuit court here by Prosecuting Attorney R. w. Hawkins. The new injunction, the fourth 1 iilhrr-c years, was granted by Judge I, H. Sclmlt. ' i Al the same lime, a similar hi- JimcJ,t6n ivn.s granted -ngnlnsl the signed Aug. 10, recites that this latter Injunction wns necessary because 'Hill moved his place of business recently to avoid Hie court order of August Dili. The latter Injunction also recites that Tun is now under chaises in federal court.for transporting women across a slate line for Immoral pmporses. Tlio Information in both cases cltarwa (lint both places nre near n CCO camp al llnytl, and that these places arc ncce&slblo to these youths and have been frequented by them. ^(f'^SrENfoOMANY^^^^ILED^ 3) WJKM OLD SUNBURN OR BURNY HEAT (RASHES OR EVEN SO'CALLED HARMLESS 1 BUT SCRATCHY INSECT BITES. OTHER PEOPLE MAY 6RIH AND BEAR IT BUT I m TAKE GOOD OLD MEXICAN HEAT POWDER t i CUCri\S TIL*J- r*Ar\ ^itAi JKO..K . ..__• J COOLS, SKIN PROTECTION FOR CHAFING, IRRITATION IMPORTANT NOTICE! As nn additional service to ils customers, all cotton received at either ihc Memphis Compress and Storage Co. or the Wilson Compress and Storage Co. wil! be insured for ils full market value against any loss or damage by fire! No charge will be assessed for this insurance. When issued, the warehouse- receipt will show that the bale is so insured. This service will eliminate the necessity of owners of the cotton talcing out individual insurance policies against loss by fire. SIGNED; Wilson Compress Memphis Compress and Storage Co. Kvmlnle, Arkansiis and Storage Co. Memphis, Tcnn.