The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 16, 1944 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 16, 1944
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5.UGE FOUB ' "THE' BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COUKIEB NEW8 OO. H. W. HAINE8, PubJUhw SAMUEL r. NORRIS, Editor JAUES A. GATENB, Advertising BLYTHEVILLE COURIER HEWS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1G, 19<M Sole National Advertising Representative!: Wallace Witmer Go., New York', Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Ever; Aftemoom Except Buniay Entered as second clan matter at tb« poet- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Pren SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the city ol BlythevUlo, 30o per week, pr 85J ftt month. By mall, within a radius ol 40 miles, KOO per year, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; jy mall .outside 60 mile zone $10.00 per fear payable in advance. Tip to OPA Tlie OPA has issued a new regulation covering "occasional institutional users of ration food." 'Translated—as • most OPA terms must be—this means people who now and then serve n church supper or similar eating function and charge money for it. The "occasional institutional users" must now make application 30 days before the date of the meat, ami specify how ninny persons are going to attend. They must also account for any unused ration food within 10 days "after the last service of food during Hie pe- liocl covered by the application." Now this may bo very well, but it is clear to us that the regulation was drafted by some city slicker in Washington who never attended a church supper. 'If he had he would know that he was dealing with an old and inflexible American tradition in which two things inevitably happen: 1 (1) The "occasional institutional users" never know how many are going to attend their occasional function, and (2) no amount of planning is going to prevent the late-comer at said function from getting a superfluity of hot biscuits and cole slaw, and something less than a minimum of creamed chicken. Our advice to the OPA is to forget the whole thing and go hack to its tussle with tlie black market. Those , late-comers always feel bad enough anyway, and there's no point in £)PA sticking its neck out as a target for • their disappointment. And Speaking of Rifts . . . "If I marry an American girl," an English soldier in this country wants to know, "do I have to eat ghastly things like apple pie with cheese, sugar on tomatoes, tea with tea-bags, candied sweet potatoes and cold American beer.?" Brother, we'd advise you to keep • such- opinions to yourself. For some day you'll run into an American who has . experienced British coffee, mutton, brussels sprouts and "sweets." And when you do, the cause of world brotherhood will he set back 20 years at least. of Reproduction in tlili cfllnmn ot edltorlali Cr«M •ther newspapui ton o»t neceMutlj tntu endorsement bat U u tcknowlediment of t»- Itmt ill th* robjtct* A Cure for Cotton Cotton Senators will probably charge a broker's self-interest to William L. Clnylon-s statement to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Wednesday that we should remove subsidy props and let American cotton fall to the world price. So far as idf-interes! goes, however, he could as easily have approved export subsidies. The choice lie nude, self-interest aside, is a coui-ngcoiu act ol economic statesmanship which ndds confidence in Ills ability (a be a good Assistant Secretary of State. Cotton, lont sick, fnce.s a dismal postwar |>c- rlod—which provides the occasion for a House committee lo hold lienrlngs nt the bedside. It is an old disease; over-production nt homo and world-wide. Recent doctoring 1ms mudc the disease worse. Our present policy Is high pfieos via governmental subsidy. In consequence, rnyon yarn, once ninny times more costly, ts now as cheap us cotton. Superior for some uses, rnyon has bitten deep Into cotton tuid will bite deeper, where does that leave cotton ['rowers? Where the present policy leave-, cotton manufacturers Is plain. 11 leaves them in a tifc'ht squeeze, The Atlanta Federal Reserve Hank, with im Interest in both Inrmlng n»d innnu- faclmliie, lias Just'published n gloomily convincing opinion' lhat our subsidy-cruised hljjH costs mny drive the Industry to Brazil, India and elsewhere. Tlie flight Is, Blreody on:, fjcttvecn 1013 nnd 1939, cotton spindles increnseil three million In the world but decreased seven million In the United Stales. Where will thut trend leave American growers and mill workers? Where will It leave the fanners 11—as some mills lire threatening lo do—the Industry turns In tclf- defeiue to rayon inanufnoturc? And because the artificially high prices still produce uninnimgablc, we have at last adopted a dangerous way to sell more cotton oversells. Within the last month, the Government hns made ready to compensate growers of export cotton for the difference between the hlBh domestic nnd the lower world price. This is dumping with n vengeance. And as the Ixmdon Times reminded Americans the other day, expoft subsidies arc economic warfare. They Invite unpleasant retaliation. What to do? The Dallas News. In (he lending cotton state, says that "cotton can survive only as It meets competition at a price consistent with Its utility." Tlie Department of Agriculture committee on postwar programs cnlls for more intense efforts lo cut production' costs, Agreeing so far, the Baltimore Sun adds the significant observation Unit the present subsidy works against lower costs nnd a more ratbnal volume of production. All r.rc right, and the Sun's addition Is necessary. Standing In the H'ay of n cure, however, Is- (he fact—admitted by everyone—Unit a precipitate withdrawal of price support would cause great, economic disruption in the South. But will Clayton offers n rnlionnl rahitton: Instead of supporting the price, instead ot the crutch which does nothing to cure Hie disease, let's use the money, he suggests, to help change high-cost, "marginal" cotton forms over to other schemes of agriculture. With this competition removed, the low-cost, the efficient, the farmers with the flatter Ir.nds adaptable to mechanization, can then shift very comfortably for themselves. The proposal deserves n strong Amen chorus. Everyone who has looked iulo the subject urges greater diversification for the South—more livestock and-dairy products) more fruits and vegetables, more grass and less soil erosion—and less cotton. Here is a way to tpecd the day to everyone's profit. Including the 'country's. Let Congress, in bpitc of its commitment lo support subsidy prices nl least two years, after the ivnr, give heed nnrt act accordingly. Two more years of the present, ruinous dispensation might not leave much to save when cotton's doctors convene, again. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. JO THYAT For nil of the assistance when the bnvbarous enemy was crowding around our northern islands .«-c shall remain eternally thankful ami tight of the British fleet. In these waters will not cause forgclfuliicss, of its forerunner, the Slnrs and Stripes.— Sydney, AuMralta Herald. • • * Before the take-off the briefing otficers iell you >ow to cct back lo the base if yon hnppcn (o bail out, over Chins, but if you have to bail out over Japan— well, you're strictly on your own. —Lieut. Thomas B. Friedman of Cleveland, o., li-29 flyer back from China. • • • For \is at home there i.s a supreme responsi- billty-to keep faith with the men in our anncd forces. The purchase of extra War Uomls during Uic Sixth War Loan is little enough to ask.— Secretary of State Edward li. Stettinins Jr. I SIOI 6UHCP Looks Like J. B. Was in a Bit of a Spot "Now don't become too enthusiastic in commenting on his decorations if yon intend lo marry him! Maintain a practical tone—you can't ca'l medals!" • THIS CURIOUS WORLD tyWWui F«rgu*on N BUSINESS TOOK PLACE IN NUMEROUS -AMERICAN CITIES EARLY IN THIS CENTURY... AND HUNDREDS'OF HUSE MAPLES, ELMS AND OAKS WERE CUT DOWN AND REMOVED/ TODAY... DOWNTOWN TREE-PLANTING PROJECTS ARE UNDER WAY IN AtANVOF THOSE SAME CITIES. IS DECEA\6ER 21ST ALWAYS' THE SHORTEST DAY P COPfl. 15W DY NEA SERVICE. INC. \\.l A\AY TRAVEL A HUNDRED WILES OR MORE PROM THEIR BIRTHPLACE.! 7. M. PEC. U. a PM, fjff • <^ AlS'SWER: Only in Leap; years." Other years it's Dec. 22. _1. NEXT; IViia! is unusual about chinchilla fur? •'-•' ^y- met the lady—they have no scenes together. She left town the clay he- fore Jie went (a work on the picture. Or the 150,000 active physicians in the United Btates normally, 100,000 are connected with hospitals. Visit Us In Our NEW BUILDING Located at 121 E. Main St. T. L SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrysler Dealer - Parts & Service 121 E. Main Phone ZIZZ Try Our "Own Made"' ICE CREAM Die Hickory Inn Across From Hijh School PRESCRIPTION Pmht»t Stock' Gamrauteed Beat Prieat Mrby Dreg Stores In Holly WGOJ! fort. She tossed a birthday party for HJley in Atlanta n couple of BY 1'KSIUNK JOHNSON NKA Staff Correspondent EXCLUSIVELY YOURS: Gene ' (lays aijb, Bifting him with a wrist Ticrziey has been announced for u-jitcli and. as a gag, a toupee. He's the role of the trollop \vith the losing his hair, wallop in the film version of "For- ... ever Amber' 1 but nn-.v there is talk! L.'A. C'. OP C. ri.KASE NOTE of Paulcttc Gtiddnrd playing the | Talking nbditt a certain movie part. Don't believe what you read , now showing, Billy Wilder crack or hear, however. The role will go cdi "The trouble with that movie lo nn unknown, giving 20th cen- I.s that it is like California weather tiny-Fox a new feminine star. The i —mostly overcast." senrcli for Amber will assume .Scar- j • * • lett OHnra proportions after Jan. 1.1 PnMl wiiitcman's radio sponsors * " ' I arc i.aving Bins; Crosby S7500 to Speaking of 1'aiilcttc, she hns ' .sing one song with Whitman's seen husband Burgess Meredith's j hniid. When Crosby was one of the [Work shoe re- tairs are made icre with the ;arue meticu- caru used for most expensive shoes. Onr leathers are long wearing and the best available for this character work. If you want wear and comfort try ns. Buy Your Winter Supply of WOOD and KINDL!! While I* Is Available. PLANTATION OWNERS' SPECIAL PRICE ON 100 RANK LOTSI BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Blytheville, Ark. p hone 2911 * * ADI) MFE TO YOUR TIRES GUARANTEED 24 Hour Service Also—Vujcanin'ng «nd Tire Repair WADI CO. N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES Phone 2291 ACACIA/TREE UEA SERVICE,IHC. /«/ £} f$}f. ^JCCffc bald hpnd only once since he shav- cd off most of his hair for the role of columnist Ernie I'yle in "G. I. Joe." He's terribly self-conscious about it, and wears a heret — even to bed. Tic says: "I'm trying to portray I'yle not as his double but as Rhythm Boys. Whiteintm paid him 5-G5 a week! Ida Lupino has been dabbling in art. Showing one of her surrealists to a friend and .seeing his puzzled look. Ida saidi "T use, with hic-cups." . model the character his readers know from his column." Sam Gokiwyn ami his press Bcttc Davis's romance with Cpl. ayoiu. George Glass, have called it Nazi Germany is hoping to win an eight- mouth respite mainly by employing 16-ton rocket bombs and jet-driven planet-tor which they have .not a sufficient number of pilots-hut even the Germans no longer believe she cnn.-Formcr n'ctnrn to Holly.uood for another is par fm - the course legation in Berne, Switzerland ' movie until Riley checks out of Fort I • • • Uenning. Ga. Belle is living near the Lou Uiley must be serious. She's a dav. Sam has had 62 different Warner Bros. 1 picas to press agents in 31 years. Six months Our Boarding House with Maj.Hoople OutOurWay ByJ, R. Williams GREKT CAESAR.!? GOT A OF hJ Tr1 W ARE TOO tGlAT, 60T POKER, ANiD /P*CUS£Me K)\vS COME5 A FPEE HOTEL Wl \vJUiLE POSTAL HERALDING "He S? GET A \DVaOsT OF MY UNSCRUPULOUS Lt\C\£ ft POSTALS WIT CUE tHREE-THIRTY OWE 1>IEM E/\CHADISH OF TrUKT CM TWE STOVEE WPOl , LOTS OF MILK iw IT--AMP AT FOUR. OCLOCK GIVE THEM EACH OME OF THE^E PILtS- AMD IF WE'RE NOT HOME AT - LJR-TrilRTX GIVE THEM EACH ONE OF THESE V^ELt, GIVE. M& SUMPiM TO TA.kE AT FOUR-TH MO, MOW-MOW--BEFORE. M3LJ SW- 1 MEAM BEFORE ' THEY START' \>\'.\ dialog to remember: After -'•«'iii!; n newspaperman killed in fiction at the front In "Objective Burtnn." F.rrol Flynn says: "Next time I buy a newspaper I'll know just how much I'm getting for 3 cents." • • • One of the hot .scandals of the town may break after Veronica Lake's wedding if she doesn't change her mind nnd Invite mama as'n guest. Tlie Carole Leonard currently bidding lor a screen cnrcer Is Carla Lacmmle. ulecc of the late "Uncle Carl." • • » Kitty Carlisle will be one of the ten wlmiuin in love with Flynn in "Dou Juan." Errol CASUAL KISSES Not In the script: T think what the. public, wants on the screen is kisses—not just casual little jiccks on the check but more of those old- ffishionod caresses that established movie love scenes as something real and vital."—Joan Crawford. * • • The Denrd — Monty Wooltey — becomes n crooner for a scene with Grade Fields In "Molly, Bless Her.' * « » 11 could happen only tn Hoiiy- wood. Donald Douglas plays ouc 01 Tallulnli Bonkhcad's lovers In "A l)n Jlirhnl and n, ;irt- :ilnnc In rii Ihc Unman <-onr(j-r,rd dier* rrid-r « , It U Hi-roil'* unlcr Unit :,ll Uc- liro^r mnlr rliiljrrn iimlrr t«« yrHr.s J, e MlJitTi. .MU-litil lloluls li> n rfcpritlj- \il.iiiu-o :ir:u'l» tree, »nd rnnltidK Ilieiu thnt ft IK the llH,rr\v ru.sloin to nlntii 1111 Jtcnoin (tnl>- un (tie Mrdi of n dm, shier. The atlldlerx rMc nivnv. KI.ASHIlAtlCl .l»rl I,:,x mnrrlr'll kin hrothrr Jminlhitii'N ^vltlow. Mlchnl. lint there nrp ninny thiriKB hr dfH-H m»t iiiiilerxtiiiul. ~ : prrjinllrr H 'hr klM "he. HVnt on, MnlneM. to live oninn >voninii. f.'l *vnx her relnlloiiKh , FlnvfnV Jmillierf :m JOEL W J Indeci VI as pleased with his flock, deed Adar had been a month wholly satisfying to one whose calling was with sheep. The ewes for the most port had given no trouble, and many fine lambs skipped on the hills with their dams. Only a few civcs were laggard and he anticipated their lambing might bo difficult. But he was worried about Michal, who was heavy with child. Her old merriment had passed leaving her unusually grave. He casl an anxious eye skyward, notinE the gathering of heavy vapor masses. Knin would descend in torrent 1 ; soon, he decided, and called to her to help him. He sounded his start on the rocky soil, and obediently the lead sheep Iell into line, the others hastening to follow. Trusting Michal to bring up the rear the shepherd hurried to the groves which cluster around ihe base of Bethlehem's hill. Joel encouraged the sheep with •his voice, leading them lo the olives. With his staff he turned the strays back to the flock, and soon in the growing darkness they settled themselves with breathless gruntlngs and an occasional bleat. Satisfied that they were sheltered as well as he could hope with no land against a gnarled old olive tree and watched the lowering clouds. The storm broke with a suddenness that startled him, although he waited for its coming. It Hung its fury against the grove, massing the sheep in a frightened uiddte, and sweeping with terri- Jlc thoroughness the crops from ihc plain below. As he saw the barley flatten Joel recalled that IMichal had not answered his sum- ifE sheep were incapable of moving, so strong was the wind, and Joel drew his cloak close about liim, bracing the jlinding darkness to seek his own. Step by step he followed down the path, his start sounding the way before him. It was a matter of moments until the clouds discharged their burden of storm ,-iiid dispersed. In such a little while the almonds were stripped of their bloom and Michal lay sodden, stripped of her gallantry and the joy that had hung about her as a curtaining bloom. Joel lifted her fenderly and arms have I AiiUVUHll jjiiiin.iivtii.1 o iw» mo ilk *» "" " •"•• *"• *•*• »-v»«iv* 4ivs{/w »»i\u *i« Aiuniv. is tjU lilFi SmG StllV Royal Scandal." But Donald never i ^pld near, .Joel stood with Wsjycarily. "Joel, take me to Beth- held her limp body in imlil she stirred. He in lit a \vouRl removed her garments then, but she stayed him, and indeed he had nauglil with which lo clothe her, since his own raiment was also rain soaked. She sought to slip from liis arms and stand upon her foci but unless his arm had been about her she had surely fallen. Her pallor alarmed him and when she would hot have him plnce a lamb nt her bosom so that she might draw comfort -from its \vnrm fleece and breath he became impatient. Michal's hand clung lo him "Joel," she said unsteadily, "Joel, thou must take roc to Bethlehem." "Leave the sheep! Michal can we not take them homeward now? Thou art wearied and ready foi thy couch." "Home is so far," she said ehem and Flavia." To the inn at Bethlehem! Surely .he storm had unsettled her mind,! • Home so far? But it was nearer than Bethlehem. ; "Michal, my darling," he said 1 tenderly. "Jliclial, ihou art ill.") She shivered then, clinging to] lim pilcotisly. "Joel, take me to! Flavia," she pleaded. IT was foolish, lie felt, to stand • in ihc courtyard of the inn v,8h lis wife In his arms, nnd demand lhat Its Roman mistress be brought to him, yet he stood and demanded thus, for could he; search for her with Michal so'! helpless? j Flavia came to him while he! >rcssed his face to Mchal's throat, '< ircathing his own warmth upon \ icr, so that he was embarrassed and spoke brusquely, "Naught would satisfy her but that I should bring her to thce, here." Flavia turned from' him and] Joel stood uncertainly, his arms] aching from their burden, his ap-| prehension for Michal mounting! as he looked clown upon her still I face. Flavia looked back and beckoned to him to follow on-' noyed at his failure to understand 1 that was what she had expected, and in uneasy silence they en-! lered the mn. Flavia led the way lo her own quarters As he put Michal down upon ,, C ,°1l •' ? ain swc t )t her face and left it blank of all expression even as the storm had swept the crop from the plain. "Miclial," he said, kneeling by her, "Michal ; Ihou art not harmed?" • ' j The pain had passed and Mitjjjy looked at him with wide ey^s Stay with me, Joel," she murmured, "Thy rod and thy star) The old voids were torn {ron'i her lips by another scourge o- P? 1 "- She let it pass and fln- ished determinedly, with a little smile for her husband. "Thej comfort me," she said. The shepherd's anus wore penile about his wife. "Thou mils have a physician," he said anx-' iously. "Nay, Joel," she answered hin wearily. "Flavia—I need only friend and my shepherd." Yet Flavia sent him away .: (To Bo .Cpnlinucd) ...._ .

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