The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 2, 1945 · Page 4
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEV7S THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS s THE COURIER NEWS CO. ' U. W. HAINK5, Publisher SAMUEL, K NORRIS, Editor 1 '..•';:' JAMES A. GATENS, Advertising Manager Sote Notional Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witaier Co., New Yoik, Chicago, De- trplt, • Atlanta, 'Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered us second class matter at the post- office at Blylhevllle, Arkansas, Under act of Congress, October 9,1917. Served by the United Press • SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In (lie city of Blythevllle, 20c per week, or 85c per mouth. By mail, within a radius of 40 mites, $4,00 per year, $3.00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, $10.00 per' year payable Jn .advance. Mr, Avery and Mr. Petrillo In ordering the second Army seix- ure bf • Montgomery Ward & Co. facilities, President Roosevelt cliidccl So- "\vell. Avcr.Vj Ward's board chairman, for his bitter fight aymnst employe unions "in reckless disregard of the government's efforts to mmntnin harmony •> between management and labor." Mr. A very surely deserved sonic chiding. So, it seems (o us, docs James C. Petnllo, president of the American Federation of Musicians. Both men have defied the government by defying War Labor' Board orders. But iUr. Potrillo has fought management while Mr, Avcry has fought labor. And the contrasting treatment given these two men raises a Question of how well balanced (he government's efforts toward harmony linve been. Mr. Avcry's defiance of WLB orders has twice caused the government to send in troops to occupy and operate Ward properties. The second occupation followed a C. I. 0. threat of a general strike by Detroit wnr workers and an act of vandalism in Ward's Dearborn, Mich., store which destroyed thousands of dollars' worth of foodstuffs and hard-to-replace merchandise. Mr. Petrillo's defiance of the WLB was followed by « polite letter from the President asking him to call of his strike against the recording companies, as the WLB had ordered. Mr. Pctrillo refused and- nothing more was done. The / recording companies signed on Mr. Petrillo's terms. No war plant managements thieatened. a: sympathy lockout. After Mr. PeU'illo's refusal the President announced that he would search the law for n possible means of compelling Mr. Petnllo to obey the WLB. Apparently there is no such legal means. At any rale nothing was done. But no such hick of legal support has deterred the government from moving in on Ward's with guns and injunctions. Elsewhere in the announcement quoted above, Mr. Roosevelt said that "strikes in wartime cannot he condoned, whether they are strikes by workers against their employers or mployers'aga.iiist .their goy- ith tliis ajl ]^tri6ticAmcn- cans'will agree. And most of them will agree that no brief can be held for Mr. Avery or for Mr. Petnllo. The actions of both have been against the public interest. Nor can there be any argument that labor deserves fair treatment. But fair treatment is o?ie tiling and preferential treatment.is another. The latter is against the public interest, too. We, the Emperor, are emotionally overwhelmed by the loyalty and gallantry ot you, the subjects and expect to see nn early accomplishment of' the objective of this sacred war — Hlrohlto. Car Core The outlook for now tires in 1940 is definitely bleak. The outlook for new .cars just isn't. All of which calls for more nursing, coddling and fussing than ever if the old bus is going to endure for the duration. What to do about it is old stuff by now. Hut perhaps a brief roundup is worth repealing, especially for the many service wives'who may be faced with symptoms of automotive senility that would even stump the family tinkcrer who is now overseas. So here are a few do's-ami don't's suggested by car and tiro manufacturers : Keep tires properly inflated. Check pressure weekly. Switch tires, including spare, at least-every 5000 miles. Check wheel alignment, casing flaws, • brake balance, Avoid fast slops and starts—and dqn'l speed! Have regular checks of ignition and battery. Replace worn spark plugs which waste gasoline and put an Undue load on the battery. Keep heiid and tuil light, lenses clean. Have spare bulbs on hand. Let the garage man go over distributor, coil, condenser,.voltage regulator, generator and starter. Don't linker unless you know how. Garages are busy and short of help. But it takes less time and bother to check for early trouble than to repair a breakdown. So use your car with care and kindness in 1945 and you'll stand a better chance of having it at, the station when your soldier or sailor comes home. •IOTHIYIAY They do linvc movies of evenings In many plticcs, but,the mal.l cull is the most, Important UCm on the schedule, and. when they don't, get nny It is Just nwful.—Hep. MnignVel Chnse Smith of Maine, back from the Pacific.. • •' « The public should nol be led by fnlse 'minors of supposedly unnnnaunccd facts to depreciate the achievement of the officers and Men of the 3rd and 7lh Fleets In that- action (Philippines sea battle). The Japanese fleet was indeed "beiit- en, routed, and broken."—Navy Secretary James V. Parrestnl. » » • Germany will stand to the last and Inevitable victory will be ours.—Gocbbels. •S • ••! • • -.-'.'• Ours Is an offensive Army. Our 35-ton tank, for example, Is much swifter than the new German tank, nntl while It Isn't ns henvlly nnnorecl, It. Is more mobile ami curries superior fire power. Maj.-Gcn. Levin H. Campbell, Army Ordnance ehlef. • • • • While the *ar situation in Greater Ensl Asia progresses dally, (lie alliance with our friendly nations nrc also being further solidified. We, the Emperor, feel great Joy in this.—Hlrohito. • » • If only the American public generally could visualize those bleak outposts, where KOIIID boys have been stationed for three years, they conld appreciate the loneliness mid the Lwredom they endure.—Rep. Margaret Chase Smith of Maine, back from the Pacific. >•- .. . ' • » • H Von want to be honest about this, every one of i;s here has killed some llelglum civilians. —One of 12 capttirctl Gcnnr.ns. » • « In the States, who gets the credit, ti private in the Infiuitrjt or an officer in the In Air Corps? The doughboy has the dirtiest job, lives dirtier and has more menial nnd physical strain than any other O. f.-Cpl. Fred D. Sands of Cleveland, back from Pacific combat. • • . If the Germans arc treated as outlaws and criminals u, E y will reflect such treatment by bad behavior, for they will lack the Incentive to' be good.—Dr. Ferdinand A. Hermens, U. of Notre Dame. * • . Adolf Hitler enjoys the best, of health. If the enemy described him as til tlik f s just wishful Drinking.—- Gocbbels. TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 1945 SIDI GLANCES t6ffl. 1X8 BY Kit, sfavicf, me. T. M. teg, a. s. PAT. orr.- "I'm slandiiif! guard for Papti and Mama who arc not feeling well and asltcd me to see that nobody for heaven's sake rinjis the door bell!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD Fcrguton AVARSARETS A CRIPPLED DRE5SAWKER IM A SA\ALL VILLAGE IN GER/UANY, INVENTED THE ABOUT IS8S/ THEODORE ROOSEVELTS EXPIOITS GAVE IT IT.S NAME SOME YEARS' LATER. R.W15 BY I1EA SERVICE, inc. T.M. KIC. U. 3. PAT. Of F. O Just Another in a Long Succession of Messenger Boys / ts;%, —';•• • ... .... _• ' •HOM. COLLECT Announcements The Courier News has been au- :liorlzed lo announce the following •andidacies tor the Municipal Election In April. Municipal Judge .^^OEORO EViT-JQAIUI AM Othor." * • • American movies !n Brazil are luring five million dollars n yean lo the bonoftice, a 40 per cent Increase over jircinir ttgmies. You can't send greetings via telegrams but the any after their marriage, Vcfmiica Lake and director Andre tic Tolli received tills message from agent Bill Jalfe: "Consolidation of two of Hollywood's film institutions should provide impetus to the industry. News enthusiastically received here." Byron Nelson topped all golf money records in 1D44. He won more than $42,000 In war bonds. THE STATE OF IS 6ETTIN6 LAKSSR ALL THE \ TIjUE, AND E6 OTHER STATES ARE DONATING! THE SOIL. ... THROUGH EKOS/OM. ANSWER: Martinique, a vjolcanic island in the West Indies. NEXT: We look more brilliant at a distance. I1V 1CHSK1NE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent . Irving Berlin is Souih, Pacific Tound for a fciir-month lour with "This Is the Army.;' , : Trade paper Item: "Fifteen extras called !or work us soldiers at- S10.50 i day in new film demand $35 per day when asked to work in scene where explosions were set off an edge of set." O. I. newspapers, please clon'l copy. Mflrn nrnlo a check for 525,090 for "\Vh:i|. NcKl, Corporal llar- Rnivc?" Fenucl (o "Sec Hen.-." Merle Obcron will wed Lucien Billiard, the canirrnmnn, when atul If she divorces Sir Alexander Korda. Maj. Jack Holt, recently gireti an honorable discharge from Hie Ann}', ts talking contract with MOM. * * * Dinah Shore is first, Helen For- rcsl second in Down licat M.iga- Jinp's annual poll of the np.lion's ' favorite warblers. ° Ur B ° a l ding HQU sewithMQi.Hoopie Out Our.Way By J. R. Williams , SAKE.' LETS MOT DESCEND TO PREHISTORIC TODAV'S t-ETTGR AFTER HEWING CSOKe ABOUT CHECKING Th\& OILIMVOUR. AUTO OR TAKING IT VJlTU VOU, HE HAS DECIDED TO POISOM A\E SLOWLV/ PIKE WANT6 A STROMG FELLER HOW ABOUT FENCtMG ? DM, MO/ OR- BOX VOL), sDSWl WITH *• ' a "-*' Visit Os )(ii Our NEW BUILDING Located nl 121 E. Main St. T.I. SEAY MOTOR CO, Chrysler Dealer - Farts & Service m E. Main I'lionc 2123 Buy Your Winter Supply of WOOD and KINDLING While I Ms Available. PLANTATION OWNERS' SPECIAL PRICE ON 100 RANK LOTSi BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Blytheville, Ark. phone 2911 ____ '.ii'1iiiu,..»l.i.^BJMaMBMLjiLl_ „-._.._.... GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing »nd Tir« Repair WADE COAL CO. N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES Phone 2291 William Pov.'cll received a plac- ird the other day from the Lambs 31ub in New York announcing 'Cinema Night. Honoring Lt. Cmdr. Richnrd Barlhclmcss and Edgar Brl'gcn." ; ! Bill immediately wired Barthclme&s: "Bel- you looked cute sitting on Bergen's lap." Walter Urennan and producer Snm Golciwyn have called it a day and Waiter will become a frce- itince actor. « * • STUNT MAN' IN r I'UANCE A former llollywond sluul man, Hex ItoliiiiEon, is now personal pilot to Gen. Hush .1. Knerr in France. \Vl)li,im Friml, son ol the fnmcus Rudolph, Is playing piano in a Beverly Hills rostniirnnt. * • • Billy Halop, former Dcnd End Kid, ts now stationed in England. He's ivIHi tho Air Force. -Ice fCcnncdy's soil, Jack, ami Phyllis ISrooks have discovered each other. • 4 • Blng Crosby is Hollywood's lop money-making star of 1944, accorcX ing lo the annual exhibitor poll Conducted by the Motion Picture Herald. In second place is Gary Cooler, followed by Bob Hope. Betty Grab'c. Spencer Tracy. Gi'ccr Garjon, Humphrey Bogart, Abbott nnd CMtcllo. Cary' Grant and Betlo Davis. Bing Is the first leading man lo top the poll. Marie Dressier was IVc linvc ulcnly of Iron Itoof- inij and Kotiuh Cypress Ilarn Timbers. 3 Year FHA Terms if desired. fers Hdw. Co. home of SHERWIN-WILLIAMS PAINT DE LAVAL MILKERS and SEPARATORS GOULD'S ELECTRIC WATER PUMPS U. S. BELTING and PACKING CANDLEWICK CRYSTALWARE COMPLETE LINES OF HARDWARE , / Phone 515, BIythevilJe, Ark. OUR PEOPLE •LIVED-* A DAY IX A VIRGINIA PLANTER'S LIFE (1713) II A LL the BniHlnll family except - cl Lucy, the eldest daughter, was ;at t!ic breakfast t;ib!e when Swain :joincd them. j At his elbow stood a white maid jin a dark-gray dress with a yellow I apron. She put before him a bowl of hominy and milk which liad 'been heated, nnd then sweetened with molasses. Smiling, she said: "Eggs this morning, sir?" "Yes, Minnie," he replied. "A dish o£ battered eggs." (Battered eggs were what \vc call scrambled eggs today.) In the early lath ;conlury Negroes were seldom u.icd as house servants in Virginia.' All ablc- bodtect slaves, both men and women, were needed for work in the tobacco fields. Another reason perhap.. for their exclusion from household employment was that most o' the slaves were still too barbaric to be acceptable as serv- N'o. I in 1832 ,ind 1933, Will Rogers ants. They had no; learned house in I!)34, Shirley Temple iu 1935, 1936,, hold manners. The K-mdill = Inrt 1B37. 1S38, Mickey Roouey ill 1930. | only three Negro servant n the 1040 and 1941, Abbott and Costcllo house. The white maid, were In 1942, and Betty arable in 1013. either indentured scrv-uits 01 the Ella l/iccau ts celebrating her ninlh month overseas entertaining servicemen wilh an all-G. I. show, "We Met in France." Two special Army planes will fly Xavkr Cugat anil hts band on a c.nri) lour tclwcen Hollywood AnA Florida Ute next monlh. Gene Kelly 1m checked into the U. S. Naval Training center at San Diego. , Talking about a certain Hollywood producer Dick Powell said, "He suffers from high blonde pressure." Till-, UElil.F.S AKE TRUCIXG idilton Borlo and wife Joyce Matthews have called off their tending long enough to collaborate on a song, "We're In Love With Each I .daughters of poor farm< As soon as he was through with ,lhe hominy and moKwos Swain turned to the various platters on the table. His battered eggs were to be cooked and pm-cd hot, but (Here were many cold dishes. He selected - slice .- b .«?d ham ,-nd .' piece of bro leu paid-id? . There ,wcro two kinds of brent' on the •table—corn hoecake ami wheat biscuits, both cooked ili.it morning and served hot. Ho took a biscuit, cut it 0|>cn nnd sprc- J butter on it From a r-iriujnj; silver pitcher ho poured himself a tankard of, cider. t t * "T'M sorry to hear (hot you're ,_ leaving us today," in \^ ji r .j a thin, sallow woman in Mrs. Kandall seldom smiled or laughed on account o£ her teeth. They were black wilh decay and many oE them were missing. "Yes; Mary, I have to be on my way," said Mr. Swain. "The House lias adjourned until fall, as you know, nnd I have much to clo at Belmore. I -m thankful to you— to all of you—for your many kindnesses and hospitality." "Don't mention it," said Mrs. Randall. "It was a pleasure. We've enjoyed your visit and whenever you come to Williamsburg I hope you will make this house your home." "Oh, t shall do that," said Ned Swain, laughing. "And I give you the same invitation lj Be" norj. Come and visit us and stay month." "Stay a monlh!" Mary Randall me. How do you know I have the ' time to spare? I have a great' deal to do right here. Maybe I'll go and maybe I won't." * * * JJEFORE he iiad delivered (hisV. speech he had already made^f up his mind to visit his friend's plantation, ^ut he would not ad- mil WliyV Because he had cultivated all his life an air of reluclance to agree to anything without first disparaging it, or doubting ils worth or validity. This manner had become a deep- seated habit. By virtue ot it, he had become one of. the most successful traders in Virginia, m buying tobacco from small farmers to ship to Engla .d he began usually by lell- .e grower that vhc tobacco market was oversold; that only cxcSer-What "^ S g £ £ Wecd had W f""" 0 ' ?"" !,/,!»« !„„!.-:.,„ n t,~, n.. -,.r v "° lhSL ^'«s lot nuch; that prices house, looking after the ehi:..ren, aiui watching servants--why, it T stay nbroart e en uverr'ght I'm rs restless as a cow that's lost her calf." Her husband pok' up hastily, and changed " -ubjec,. He was sure that his wife \vou.d talk lor an hour on her troubles. "That roan mare of yours, Ned," he remarked, "looks like a fine bit of horseflesh. Why don't you race her?" "Oh, I don't know. I've enough race horses as it is. Little Princess makes a nic* saddl' norse.' "I'm sure -lu doi .' "Come out to BeJmorr with me lo-'ay, Harry. "11 ..how voi the slud, and we'll call on imc of the neighbor,, nf can .iavt Iivel> time. You can g^.i '.ong \ ilhcjt hlru, .'an't you, Mary, fo. a couj- e 01 >..a> ?" "Sin .:ly, t ciwnge will do him good," J r rs>. itantiall agreed. "Yo .ie.' - . ian^i' No. Swain itinuec. 4 ioke you ho:ne with me today. Then Henry Randall spoko up. "There you go," he exclaimed, "both of you, making plans for vas lot nuch; that prices Toing clown; and that he .enow what was going to .' . things Kept on as Hiey ... a j~~* tjoing. "' V lutf '.ake .'. handful of the •" ftcred 3r sale, roll it be veen his palms mil it was pulverized, and then .iold it before his nose. After ie had taken . couple of snius he would ..ay "Whew!" with . look ot disgust aiu throw HIL tobacco -.way. Then he .ould brush his hand carefully, and say tc -lie farm r, 'Tin sorry. It's, low grade—poor quality, take it purchasing Ian -h c. yo' want if I ff your hands?" Jit r slaves ho " oilt ved tlK same principle. Culslde 01 .his propensity to jacL he >a s xcclLnt fellow, "ull f ' umor an hospital- I.y. But many •• those whose 1- erty haa been so sonorously taken j;. ia,,ds by './h. Rani'» 've nmovec by his Jolly aiiifhler md . i u wise savings. ^8. .cnncx' t u iv i. . i\le>i, dark-br \vne contemplation oven white , v was telling Ivis funniest stoi-f.j. (To Bo Continued)

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