The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 4, 1945 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 4, 1945
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BLY'i'ilEVlLLE COUIUEK NEWS THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 1045 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER KEWS CO. H. W.' HAINES; Publisher SAMUEIiF: NORBIS, Editor A. GATENS, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising representatives: . Wallace Wltrner Co., New York, Chicago, De- halt, All a nt a, Afemphls. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blythcvllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press " SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the city of Blythevllle, 20o per week, or 85c per month. By 'mail, 'within a radius of 40 miles, $4.00 per year, $2.00 for sis months, $1.00 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, 5 10.00 per year payable ia ! advance. A Long War ilcu Ions )-> the \\.ir going lo last? For '-.hD country and must of its fighting rini, po'haps anothci \enr or two. For who won't come back, fliioth- er d.->v oi verk or monMi Rut for thm AfAs iiion tlioupamls of others it 1 lost 101 20 or 30 01 '10 years, through the daily reminders of iiifirm- i ic>, < -l % o"k < ' l feaif and shattered The causes uf these thousands' raiii- fov.l unes will be forgotten by others as the yeais \w°j and today's sharp events blm and i.i''e. Only Ihc evidence of the misfortunes -will remain. And the thousands--will become .pitiable or eccentric old men to then families, their fuei.ds, and the casual pass-ers-by. It is ahvaj s so with war This year the nunlei ot neiuo psvchialric patients of Woild Wai I admitted to vet- cian=' ho pit.'is is higher than ever bc- toio The peak is expected in 19<I9, 31 jcats aitci Aimishce Day. For many veteipiis of 1917-13, the impact of wai's peak inUiuily did not -comb in Belleau Wood 01 Chateau Thierry. It .'\vaits them in the veais ahead- . And it \\n\] bo so altei this war. The Vetoans' Admnmtiatiqn already is looking iowaid the peak .year of 1975, when it is expected that 300,000 beds -n vclei arts' hospitals vtill be needed to t ;ue loi Shis wai's surviving casualties. Ahcadv theie aie 00,000 beds in 94 hospitals, and 10,000 of those beds ha\c been added swxs. the-G. ,1. Bill cf Rights was passed ; Jr. r.ianj vi<us pioblomv pi military merhcinc'ate tasiei in this war'. Spued at transportation, sulta diugs and \ise oi blood plasma ha.'u saved countless lives. Many Bounded soldiers and sail- ens tcday aie bpck in seiviee after re- covcnng tiom wounds that would have meant death of permanent disability in the last war ; ' " But there are new piobJems, too. While theie aie no gas cases today, tfieie die moie bums than in World War I. There aie more and severer neuioses, the consequence of -history's most teaible war There are stubborn, recunent tiopieal fevers " - To combat these Bug Gen. Frank T- Kmes, Aclministiatoi of Veterans' Aff?ns lecently established a special inedical advisoiv giotip jn "the'-Veteran's Adrmustialion The gioup includes lead'ng autr-oiihes in all special fields tff medicine. They will study new pioblenis using out of this war, advise on procurement of competent personnel Jgr the Adrmmstiahon', .expanding needs, and dcteimme the research and educational facilities needed in the Vet- wans' Admmistiation and co-operating agencies. «. Thi= new gioup is another example of thr.' Veleians' Administration's zealous dibchaige of its duties But the best efforts which it can give can only rc- l&ii some of wai's damages. For many it can only ministci, not cure, as the war becomes a dim memory, but suffering and sorrow remain. Hut though there may be no cure for (hese (xilicnts, it is possible lo prevent a recurrence in another 25 years. That, however, is a task for the world's leaders of government, 'not its physicians. View* Mlumu jl olllortkl* • M It i* »ak»«»t*4ciDt»i it t» the Arkansas Has Other Resources - A i;imii:i;ry cf tins cation cullcolc from V.'r -lilriKltn, 11 riri- . '.\ for AiMUisns to look r.icvi! ?r"tcfu u '' i-t lie fthisr Hu'so usourics— Its r.xr.->rs;jn cf Ilvrslict: ami fnc:l crops, [Us forests v ill) tl-.dr mvlll'uil? cf uses, its oil, gus nml irliKTals, an<i 11s in:U'.£Ulitl unlus of recent years" 'Hie summary points (•> n. world carryover cf eclton now ulnllng i1 million bales— a full year's Euy.nly. Mi-.rh rf tr.l- is >icM by (lie South, Adc!t:ig lo the fcrbiiGness of Hint situation are uvo ci!:rr imccm .Tti!bl2 fflct.?: The Soutli nii'it sell T.t:ut I'i'If of I'.s annual production ourscas in r.cir.inl tlmi 1 .;;- and th; present Gov- c!i>.-i!C»l-JU'i>po!'lc:l price, 21 cents a pound, is fovr cents above His pi'lce In Brazil, and seven cents hijMier than !hc price in India. A Govcinnicnl l-iimty en exports Is ti.iw evening up that Icrclsn advantage. Bui there is strong objection in Government, quarters, as well (is In fcitljii qucrterr,. to continuing thai device. Tiic averment ngnlnst It Is. that this Is a game ot.ic-r count: Ics can .nlay— that they might'. fay bcmillcs en many kimts of export, as Gcr- r cny dirt be', re the wnr, resulting In a cutthroat campctitvn for trp.dc which weuld shrink ll;e vclumc,' and leave no' proiit In il for any- bcdy. •I'ln-.c will tell nbnut Unit. Wp must wait also to stc Iic-',v nii'sh effect the heavier production of syuthellc fillers v.lll have en doineslJ; and fcrelgn mark;!s f.iv EcuUiein cotton. Mo:-,MU'hlle, iicUilny vlll b: gained by plocm- iuj over the clubiK's oi'llok for our rtaple. A.i Crianddt'il wcrld have s-u !, "Mo vse cr'iivj over split milk— |-i!ch iiHo the cow end Bet some mere." Muih c."n be dene for cotton by reducing p. . clucliin cost:; wi'.h ir.ituhhicv.", mil t-hitthuj t-.e crop to the bcs!-si>Ucd Inner,. ,]f a wallop comes it i:r,'t ythig lo hit right away. A wnr ir.Bi^c 1 . Is liltcly fov ar.clliev year or two. Kiid inajfcr a g 30 d fcnl cf surplus cotton will JY> to Euicp; fcr rtlle!.. We'll have thul much time tor ii'.til:lr>s luljns'.nicnts. It nvy be |!C<f.iblc, Sea, to develop some new VMS fcr (.-t'.en, Re-oils of a tan C f cotton duck Llwd tn plywood, as outside wall one! roof mate) la! f;.r l:«-c:st houses, arc s!:lri to be prom' tests wrrc made in Alnkninn and new user, avo ur.d:r study. Certainly can :K put in stronger competitive position by breeding better varieties and iwp:'o-.lus iniuiui'ai:tur;n» technics. Cn the latter s-cre, cflcrls lo make (iro-ci:sing material fi cotton wlil:h can stand up Mill: to be progressing well. Eut opening new millets Is s'.w work. The best immc-dlnte l:opc is in Bowing better cotton lower cost. And brighter yet arc the oppor- before Arkansas for almost endless progress in direr: if i«l farming and manufacturing. We can C o places with that program. •-ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT. Is'uii;. The Florida. Other from Hi rayon, are said at tunities fHIY SAY Tiicre is no doi:bt that (he v;ifr Is definitely in ovr te.vor. There is rot <in ii-kling of doubt in my mind tli:il. Hitler niul Musscllnl will save .Europe.— Japanese Fcreian Minister Ma- inoru E'nlgcmltiu. " . * * ' I l;m,«- ot no crs:; where our Armies hnvc b=:n h'lri up fcr lad: cf sufficient wcnpcns r,nd Rr.inw.nncn. Thi:. hc\icvrr. doesn't menu t:i--t we sixuicln'v produce mere.— Maj. Gen. LcMn II.,bell, Airey Crdnaiicc chief. SIDI GLANCES . (\ P'*- \r^^--\\rv"$''/ Have Great Hopes for Mine, How About You?" 'We,'woh'l have In worry about ii cool; or lioiis«m;iii) wjlli ill! your cxpci'ifiK'c on II. P. ;nul policiiig uji (he . ';. barracks!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD ) .WHEN TOE NAZIS BUILT ) ) ALL-WOODEN MINE; \ ) TO RESIST /MECHANICAL ( } DETECTORS, THE BRITISH ( ) (JUKKiy TRAINED DOG'S I ( TO LOCATE THE MINES ) ( • &(-SMEU.f ) (S THIS BIRD CORRECTLY CALLED A , A10/PAVA'6 DOVE, OR .ORISINATED IN THE. Announcements The Courier News lias been authorized to announce the following dickicles for the Munictpnl Election In April. Municipal Judge GEORGEJV^BARHAM The Raft went back to hKins passes (romantic). Canaries cnn'l heal- sounds that arc lower in pitch than the highest "C" reached by the singiny voices of human sopranos. Buy Your Winter Supply of WOOD and KINDLING While It Is Available. PLANTATION OWNERS' SPECIAL PRICE ON TOO RANK LOTSl BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Blythevilie, Ark. Phone 2911 FOR SALE CONCRETE STORM SKWER ALL Sl/.S.S Cheaper Thau Bridge Lumber Osceola Tile & Culvert Co. riionc fi91 Osceola, ArH. ANSWER: Mourning dove . . .from ils mournful call. NEXT: When coal was black Visit Us In Our NEW BUILDING Located at 121 E. Main St. T. 1. SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrysler Dealer - Parts & Service 121 E. Main Phone 212Z In Hollywood rvcryfcody acr.'ss hell nn:! 10 acres knows .fs polng en. Ti-.e Amni n:i i>co':le ere en::,cv: W | is gcing en.- Geor B e Lyons CVJ'I rcrrcs:!it;-,:ivc at EHAEf. c:> German of- fenslve. BY..ERSK1NE JOHNSON NEA-:Stafr Correspondent George. Raft returned today to nking panics at the ladiKi in front of'a mqvlcicamcra ml which he is ri : ex|)erl) .as the New York district attorney's office wrote "Case Closed" to the mystery of the 13 passes, j '; "How'many paraes did yon really Hake?-" wo whispered to George on the set nt RKO. tV fellow 'In New York line) complained to the D. A. thnt the star 13 passes—maybe 15 — winning $18,000 from him shootiivj dice. The fellow was mad and wanted the p. A. to investigate. The D. A. refused. | . "It. 1 could mnkc 13 passes I ; 'AOiildn't, lie here," Raft grinned.; "I'd go to Las Vegas tomorrow and ' break every Joint in town." He was highly indignant about il nil. "No one has ever seen me gamble except- at the races. I don't gamble, jl met this fellow at n party. Soms- 1 body started a crap game and I title:! to l valor al Hollywood Park race track. It \va.s crowded. The elevator bov salil: "Hew yn rioin', George?" Haft replied: "Fine, but 1 cun't win anything here. 1 haven't yot room to throw the dice." DRAWING U00.1I DICE Playing a loye scene with Joan Beimel t In "Nob Hill," Raft, brake up tho .set by suddenly tossing pair of dire on a table mid saying: • "How about a little game?" Huffs pusses (romantic) are confined at Ihc moment to Claire Trevor and Ei;;:;e Hasso, two lovely numbers of his new movie, "Johnny Angel." He plays a captain in the merchant maiine who tracks down some yents who kill his father at sea and slcal $8,000.000 in free French gold. Ashore Rafi Is a killer tco-;\ lady killer. The scene Dire:tor lid ?.larin was shoolin:; today \\as typical George FARMERS We have plenty of Irnn Hoofing and Rough Cypress Barn Timbers. 3 Year FHA Terms 1C desired. E. C. Robinson Lumber Co. GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing «nr) Tirt Renslr WADE COAL CO. N. Hwy. 61 CEILING HHICB8 f'hnne 22S! Planters Hdw. 'Co. r inc. home of SHERWIN-WILLIAMS PAINT DE LAVAL MILKERS and SEPARATORS GOULD'S ELECTRIC WATER PUMPS v U. S. BELTING and PACKING CANDLEWICK CRYSTALWARE COMPLETE LINES OF HARDWARE Phone 515, Blythevllle, Ark. / WAY OUR PEOPLE 50 > , E. P. Outran & Co.. 1944; -LIVED A DAY IN A VIRGINIA 1'LANTER'S LIKE (1713) IV rpHE road was merely a lane, or •*• so it would be called today. It was not wide enough for Uvo carriages lo pass while going in opposite directions, Inil this %vas no hardship, for carriages were so few in Virginia that two of them were not likely to meet on this quiet road. It was a beautiful highway, running under a green arch more locked up in-their houses, but metallic money was used only in small transactions. Substantial payments of every kind wore made talked Into it. 1 won n UUlc money no ft stuff, lie walks into a night! of trees, and it would tnke the —a couple of thousand—not SlB.lKW.l rluu find spots Claire Trevor sealed j four riders to Phillips' ordinarj I But I didn't make 13 passes." I Raft has been having a lot of fun since the story broke. Other 'day he was riding the cle- Opr Boarding House with Maj. Hoople Out Our Way By J, R. Williams DO t LOOkC UV(5 -L ^UST , \? FELL OFF ^ HKV RN<e. '< }> . BE PIKE'S 8C5DY6U^RD— NbU DT vJRn B (\ \\IORD OKS K PR.OB V LV c,M UP J EVIER.V BOOK. INS ~W" DUMP.' ,cMuM.'-.-^etrrno« ABOUT GUEssiw MUCH IT sMcwi TODA.V 1 REFEREE ELECTS THE OME VJHOSE VJORD abn™ ;U a tuWe, "Is her husbnmi around?" he nsks she hc.idwnlter. The head^vaibr ;;rlns. "He goe.s to bed enrly at nJglit— with T Klnss of milk." Daft smiles — and start.s making pusses (romantic). Bemuse 1«- insists on Rood scripts nnrt good directors. Georae Raft often has been -railed "difficult." t He'p stiil byrniivt over stories that I lie ttirncrt fioivn such films as "The Maltese Falcon" and "Cnsabbnca." "I didn't reft'so lo do tticse pic- Utrcs,' he said. "riul\ did turn down ,1 lotorothers at Warner liros. that turned.out to l>e awful !)'s." OGI.lir. OSCAR "I'm not in this business to make mnke pirtnre? I Uiink arc good. Ai\ylhin>; I da I like. Some day I'd ' like to r,n Academy award." 1 Where you ftnil Geone Raft, you find Murk "Tin- Killer" Grcv. Ms:!; IMS Iven George's Man Friday for 10 years. As movie struck as any fan. Mack's ambition Is to be an nctor. tco. nud he always mniiiigcs lo play a bit In all of Raft's films. Mack plays the role of a barlend- er in "Johnny Angel." The bays on the set even (ixed him up with a __ o'refsiivj room, with a bl? star on I j the door. It just about broke Mack's ~i"| hcan wl'.cn he cawe bark from lunch one day to im ; j :,-ribbled in chalk l;enciHh the star, Hie words: "Ten lo oiu> ho doesn't make it." '.Director M;nin wiled Haft for ! on the Pamimkey Hirer. Froi" there another road along the river led to Rclnioro, which was the i name of Swain's plantation. I As they approached tidewater the woods gave way to great fields 1 of growing tobacco. Here and 1 there they saw the huge barns to | which the tobacco leaf was taken lo dry, and near by were the plantation buildings—a mansion of brick or of heavy limber for flic master, and behind it a liltle village of lite cabins in which the servants and slaves lived. The hut? of the slaves were always separated by a small field or vegetable garden from those occupied by the white indentured servants Al that period of Virginia history, and for many years thereafter, lobaeco was Ihc lilc blood heart and bones ol the colony. It was an economic error of the most vicious kind for the colonists to llirn all Ihcir allrnlion to tobacco planling, but their motive may bo readily understood. Tobacco was the only agricultural crop that could bo sold immediately in Europe for cash on Ihc spot. It was therefore looked upon as ready money. As a result the Virginians ncglccled every kind of innnufaclure. With leaf lobacco occupying such a powerful position in the economic life of Virginia il is not surprising thai it became a form of currency. People carried silver coirj in their uursos end had some A clergyman was paid a yearly snlary of sixteen thousand pounds of lobacco; a schoolmaster received about half as much. The wages of carpenters, bricklayers and mechanics were staled in terms of tobacco. But tobacco varied greatly in value from time o time. These fluctuations gave a jambling uncertainty to business •\ffairs. The economic pattern of Vir- _inia life was disastrous to the small farmer, and in Hie end it produced a permanent class of poverly-slricken whiles. * * * CWAIN and Randall, with their ^ servants, reached the Phillips' inn shortly after noon, which was fortunate since Phillips always had the rrndday meal served promptly al half-pasl twelve. At the dining table there Vv'cre three men and two women besides Swain and Bandall. One ot the men was a professor—or teacher as he wa; called—at William am Mary College in Williamsburg, ant he women were his wife and daughter. He was on his way I brother's plantalion on Potomac. Both Swain anfl Kan dall knew him and his ladies, on< :hcre was inuch friendly conver sation. The party lingered long ovc (he meal. It was not served i courses, but all the dishes 'wer put down on the table nt once There was a vegetable soup, trie oysters with a hot sauce, fis chowder, roast goose stuffed wit boiled peanuts,' sweet potatoe carrots, preserved fruit, apple pi and the patrons had their choic ot variety oi drinks, such as al beer, cider, ruin punch, flip, sberr and peach, brandy. The kdic wanted coffee a:"ev the meal, ni il' was finally brought in 1 cups a rge as bowls. While waiting for tne professor's wife remarked at at home they had coffee every iy. "Also tea, mother," said the iung lady. "Yes, coffee and tea," c- mother agreed, and anyone iu!d see lhal the professor's wife msidered the habitual use of tea id coffee a slop upward in social restige. The professor paid no attention the discussion of coffee; he was E"' to set forth his views on n important mailer. He thought, nd said, that there should be a azettc in every colony—a gazelle 'hieh would print and publish lie news of the colony, of all the otonies, of the world. "Heartily do I agree with you r," said a stranger who had not, ntil then, said a word to anyone. Every colony ought lo have at east one gazette—two would be etlcv—for knowledge, and that leans news and information, is ne of the foundation stones of ivilized life. As far as I know here is not a news sheet in any f the colonies." "Yes, there is," Swain said. 'There's one in Boston called the \ T ews-Leller. !Ye seen it." ''Do YOU coll that flimsy Hlllc limg a public gazelle?" the pro- 'essor demanded. "It is just one sheet, about the size ot writing paper, and—" "The Boston postmaster gels it out," said the stranger. "All he juts in it is what he hears in laverns and nearly everything in I is a lie." After much more talk about this and ihnl, the smoking of pipes and the drinking of (oasts, the professor remarked that he and his ladies must be on their way. Swain seemed startled, not at the departure of the professor and his family, but at the flight o£ time. "Why, it's half-past three," Swain said hurriedly. "'We s'.ioiild rmve been on our way long ago. Landlord, bring our bill." (To lie Continued)

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