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FOUR BLYT11KVJLLE COUUiEK NflVVS TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 1945 'HE'BLVWEVILLB COURIER NEWS I . THK COURIER NEWS OO. « «' • H. W. RAINES, Publisher , •• * SAMUEL. F.tfORRIS, Editor ;. JAMES A. GATENS, Advertising Manager 1 ,Sole National Advertising Representatives: ^Wallace Witmer Co, New York, Chicago, De- Uolt, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter ,at the post- office at Blylhevtlle, Arkansas, und.er act of Congress, October 9, 1917. . ' ~; Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By* carrier In the,'city, of Blytheville, 20c per week, or 85c per month ' By mall, within a radius of 40 miles, $400 per year, $2,00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, $1000 per year paj able In advance ' , If We Need it) Let's Have It It is regiettable that service in the turned faces of one's country should beVgfudc-d fs a foim of punishment, But ihib idea scam to have peisnled in c or,ie govcinment ciicles almost sure the war began If has teen evident |n numerous speeches by the Selcctiy; Seivicc di- iccloi, Maj Gen. 1 e\\Is 15 Ileis'iqv, aiHl IP \ui ous \\oikoi-fight proposilb, one of \\hich is now befoie Congies.s This bill would induct 4-Fs not pies ently in essential jobs into service un- det ceveie punitive lestuctions Perhaps the goveinment feels (hat every 4-F sliil in unessential \vork deceives punishment But their defections , nikv not all be niahciou" The i tilings on age and essentiality have uudcigonc enough alterations and have been subject to enough confusion of mteina- tation in the past to leave anyone a htf'e bewildeied The past month's events in Euiope have pioved mcontestably that the pimed foices nnd wai indualiy need manpower ^examination of agucul- tuial defeiments is beginning Latei there may lo lousions oi o her occupational defeiments But in the meantime a bill is in- hoduced which would diait trtoiiiun i of m n under citcumslantes in mini', wavs I'oi^e [nan (hose in which a vuu pisonci f nds himseif uilless these men .immediately find essential voik ' In o1 )io i- wouls, the idea is tp make imhlgiy sci vice of one's countiy so jail-Ii'e and unattractne that theie is htt'e cutestion but that a man \ull take the alternative couise •• Tre^nducted 4-F > would be, under nuhtarv d'bciplme and, whatevei his woik, v.ould diaw militaiy pay. He would not be guaiantcetl las old job after the wai, as olhei soldieis aie. lie woa'd get no war insurance, musteinig- * out v j-av or deferment of debts He would »not be eligible foi benefits fiom the Veteians Administration f,or himself or his dependents. -This seems a rather heavy club to hold over the heads of men who are htt'e 1 different from many others m un essential work except that they have bonie jlfjfect medical authorities decid- ( ctl would make tliem unlit Jor militdiy Unfortunate Blunder ° The American Legion has admirable and ambitious postwar plans for assisting re'.pnied veterans and for intensifying and increasing its Americanism ac- ' tivities. And it; is unfortunate that one of the Legion posts appears to have taken a step, presumably in the name ofi, Americanism, that has aroused the resentment of some of our fighting men. ; • The Army newspaper Stars and Stripes carries a story stating that the Legion post in Hood River, Ore., had advised Japanese-Americans there to soil Ihcir property and get out of. town. The .-itcry came lo the •attention of First Army veterans who had fought side l;y side with Japanese-American trcopa—one battalion of whom had been rescued from a German trap by these Nisei soldiers—and the result wan ccniiideraljb indignation. The Japanese-American situation has been botched up sufficiently in its official handling without misguided private individuals or groups adding io it. The splendid record of the Nisei fighters who have gone from our concentration camps inlo the Army might well rn-vc to remind overxealous Americans Ihr.t skin pigmentation in itself is not a badge of disloyalty. SIDI GLANCES feferal* The Blue Danube Waltz Crciea! \\~ni- brings harrowing ordeals fiir removed frcm the battlefield, ordenls that Lrinnr no medals as reward, but that test a man's courage and try liis coul. And EO, before he's forgotten, we should like to convey our sympathy and understanding lo the male Army lieutenant who was sent as recruiting of-, ficer to Fort "Wayne, Ind.—'lo replace : n WAG capUiiin. . Bo it raid (.hat he dirt his unsigned duly without, I'liiuhing. Not Clecrecl With Caesar 'Ih'cro may be trouble ahc.ul (or Ilia Jiipr from Kno'.hcv viusu'tev when Mr. James Caesar J'cirillo learns that they arc fv.akhig raeonls of the sound of our E-2Cs. TH5Y SAT In a War of this magnitude it is iiskv/ to try to supply a laige oon- hdipted Aimy and Navy \ entirely bv \6hin<aiy service But If unessential Wolkeis must be compelled to v do then plait, whj not' make the compulsion lairCr by apj lying the rules to all, lathoi than only to the physically 01 i msntalv impancd? , ^ In ihoit, \\hy doesn't Congtess take a 1 long and honest look at the national •- service legislation which they have tiptoed around for so long? If we need it, lal's .have it—for the whole country. The situation In Greece is tragic because the dark figures of Internationalists and anarchists inspired from abroad have Intervened in our public lite—Greek Premier Nicholas.PlEsticas, It take- Icngsi"'.! cnl:h tip with them and more Ur:l to cllcct t'.iom down.— Mnj. Richard I C-vni ci> new J?.;i planes. * • * I \VRS not i-rcucl of my ccuntry and Its nc- lians" tfier the closu of the last war, We walked out on the rest cf the wcrltl- and cnme. home, Ltu:h cur h!::d In the sand and snltl: "Lei the rest cf the wcrlcl 30 by. We can live here unto ourselves."— Hcircc Speaker Sam Rnyburri of Texas. Information .must be one of the major preoccupations of each of our democratic nations, and therefore ulso of the collective agencies that they intrnd to create lo facilitate their cooperation. ... I should like l-i s:e tills information replace what used to be called propneanda.— AssiB'.r.nt Sccrclnry of Stale Archibald MncLclsh. • * * * - /U'.nu",h it is impcrlnnl that the rcluriiiiit' veteran fi' inlo Hie cr.-.nomlc tystem and be nblc tu rurpbrt V.in'.s'clf, it is fur mere important that he be able as a citizen to contribute to the so- luticn tl tha grcal probleir.s which the country .will face in the next generation. This is the object of liberal education.— Dr. Robert Mnynard I.i:t.Uns, i-i-fsldcnt cf U. of Cbic.igo. NcU-!l):ilam"i!>!; the great victory achieved in "the s:a tittltis off Formosa and the Philippines, the losses sustained by our navy were by no mean? small.— Jap Premier Kuni.iki Koiso. • * t We always ha:l tanks, tr.nk d?s'.roycrs and a batt?.!i:)ii of infantry in reserve, and we never were really in Vugli shape. -Brig. Gen. An- thcuy C." McAvliffc cf Washlneton, commander at Baslogne. tOPR". l«i'DY «CA SERVICED fNC.'T. M. HE'fi. U. S~ TAT. Off. Seriously, boss, if you keep on. turning down people who iisvvcr our iids bcciuisc of weigh! or :igc, we'll never get anybody for our vacanl iobs!" THISCURIOUS WORLD WU21MI .. —•••'•$$&?*£/& -"f"S-"^&£&*to&> J?5 CREATURES COMMONLY HAVE //<5/V7" SPOTS ON TO IMITATE iUNFLlCKS/ OWELLERS OF OPEN COUNTRy USUALLY HAVE tiAKK PATCHES ON //GAT-COLORED BACKGROUNDS, TO APPEAR AS SHADOW?/ ' ITS AU. A PART" OF NATURlf C4AWURASE. ARE wr/yurj-, -BUT SEED?/ THEYSKOW ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE CASHEW APPLE, WHICH ITSELF IS EATEM IN COUNTR1R5 WHERE'THE PLAVfT IS &ROSVN. . - r l ANSWER: In Sydney, Australia. ' 1 -.-.; f . I .-•'./» AaV ... •'" , NEXT; Why we hate .to get HP llitse mornings, iti Announcements The Courier News has been au- horizcd to announce the following andidrtcies for'the Municipal Elec:on ill April. Municipal Judge GEORGE/W.J11AR.HAM ieht That Failed," and Hollywood ?alized she was a fine dramatic ctress. Proving that a blonde urnctl brunette can become the aii-haircd gal of Hollywood. 2.2Q7 Malclien in I'liit|iie LEWISTON, Me. (UP) — Emile Tharest of Lcwlston glued 2,267 latches en a plaster-board to con- truct a window-type memorial •laque dedicated to all four branch- s of the armed forces. ' FARMERS IVf have iilemy of Irnn Itnof- ing nnil Hough Cypress Barn Timbers. 3 Year FHA Terms If desired. E. C. Robinson lumber Co, Buy Your Winter Supply of WOOD and KINDLING While U Is Available. PLANTATION OWNERS' SPECEAL PRICE ON 100 RANK LOTSi BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Blytheville, Ark. Phone 2911 GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service AIM.— Vulcnni/.inu tnd Tirr Repn.lT WADE COAL CO. ,\. HW.V. fii CKILING 'IMIICKS - I'hhne 22!)l In Hollywood BY, ERSKINE JOHNSON • NBA Staff Correspondent Ida biiidn'o'said, she was "lUnn- noxcd." •' Tlint's confused; (o anyone clso. She applies the word to herself, ihc said, because it sounds llic way ilic feels when she Is confused. Idn Ayns flummoxed about her cnrcer.' ' -,. She'would'jlkc lo miit acting nmi become .'n writer. At 21, she say.s flic Is tired of getting up nt 5 o'clock cycry morning, ranking hcr- cd it," Ebe snltl. No, she couldn't tell.-us what It was about. "Six studios would steal Hie idea lo- morrcw if it got printed." —HUT cirri: You'll bo sci'iii!; Ida soon in n movie. "Pilliir to Post." ' ' "'It's a i>rctly,'7lp;>y little liieturn, but It's culc," she siiid. "The Hnys office ccnrors threw out the unt the Army told Warner Bros, to 'make it anyway.'" It's about n Highly Bill who su;l- scH. lopkibeautUnl and then to the studio. "I'll go berserk," she said, "if I'm still dashing around at 30. I have a time NOW making myself look good —nnd I've ROL a voice like Wallace Bcery's." Just as -soon as possible, Irt;i wants to become a full-limc writer. "To make something oxit of myself," she said. She hopes she io doing the right thing nnd thai is why she Is flummoxed. Se knows she can write. She s writing now—in her spare time. It is a slor,v .she thinks every .studio In town will want to buy. "The most- fascinating subject in the world—and uo one has ever touch denly flints all her yirl friends in rdinq House with Moj. Hoople Out Our Way By J.R.Williams Whole sole your worn footwear for AViiiler :mcl obtain sturdy we I resisting soles, ^really Icngthcn- \ng ;thc shoe's life. Planters Hdw. Co., Inc. 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, BlytheTiHe, Ark. WAY OUR PEOPLE -LIVED Diilribuleii by MEA Seiilcc, /Otl, WHV DO YOU PICK OUT SUCH HORRIBLE BLCODY THINJOS TO PLAV AT ! GUESSED ONl— ^ (ALOhlEV/ THESE JVS AIM'T GOT NO .OOD 1M 'EM.' THERE'S TOO MAKIY MOSOUITOES JER PO&6E6GEO Me p PREDICT TvS'O FEET 'lNlCWeS FOR N\E TO &ETTHS ACCURSED 306 AS BODVSUAR.D FOR&JECV 2WINSOTE.O ARE S'OD KEftR FORA, MUCH TO THESE rlL^KES AS LftRSS THE EMPTY.VICTORS' uniform. When she tries to enlist Flic discovers she is 4-F. So she gets n ««r Jnb with an oil company, and is sent cut on the road Tiie film gets censornblc when s.h( shnrcs n room in n hotel with t soldier she luis never met. The line of the picture." Ida said, "should be changed to 'Pillow lo Post.'" Although she hns been turning in film dramatic performances in filch llirXcrs as "Tile Hard Way." "Hisli Gierra," "Tiicv Drive By Nisht." and others, Ida is never satisfied with hciTplt on the screen. When prnple tell her she is good and she jtaris to believe them, she goes home and rc-rcnds n lelfcr vrltlen yi her lie-fore his death by i-'tanley 'huptuo, her actor father. He wrote life daughter: "Never think you are cood. as vcu think vou're izcxxl. you'll be \vorrc. DPII'I let anyone Inlk yen n:it nf Imvlivj an inferiority rcmnlrx. It -'ill make you slilve iwicc as hard." As '-mi Vr^' ? ^hlv know. Ida started noting at seven when iiapa built n llvatcr ill the hark yard oi Ihe I.nndnii f:-mil\' home, By the I Mine slie wn.s 14 slic was a Ic.vi- Inv laciv in an Eiidish film coni- ranv. fi-erhli7.!ii-! In streetwalkers . -iincr'timcllng the term), IDA N"i AUfK Un! oere'r what you may nol iknw ubout Ida. One ff?"- she nlived s s\vpet livcuiii thin'; for a flnsh-back se- niicnce in nne of Ihosc street-\vnlk- Inc roles. It lanird her ill Holly- vvoort — li vlay "Mire in Wondev- ilind"! At her sussesllon studio of- liciols ran off Ihe rest of iier latest ;:irture; grid thai was the en-.l of tl-n Ali:o icica. But they kept Ida on, anyway, through a fbck of pictures in whien she plaviv silly blonde iugentie.i and Ftork bit.s. "Finally." she said. "I realized my NEW YORK WAS YOUNG II •TT snowed heavily on She night ;•*- of the fourth dp.v cl Kcccnibcr of the year 1750. On the morning of Hie -fifth Major Lawrence walked to his oflice, He wore n pluin-colorcd stiuarc- cut coat which rc-ichcd to his knees and llarcd out from the waist downward. His knee breeches were of black broadcloth. His [vest, or doublet, \vns of dark yellow silk with flowery designs on it. Tliere -were lace ruffles on his shirt front and at his wrists. He wore a three-cornered cocked hat. At his side he \vorc a sword, buckled around his waist, beneath his coot. As c'. protection from the weather he carried over his shoulders a whittle or shawl. The Major was an importer; lie had correspondents in the West Indies, and on the African coasl. From the islands of the "West Indies came molasses (to be made into rum), raw sugar, and various tropical fruits. From 'the coasl of Africa his ship brought slaves —not to New York, but to South Carolina—for at that period black slaves had become so numerous in New York that their prices had collapsed and the trade in them was no longer lirofitablc. He did not have much to do at his place of business on this snow> day, so be returned home shortly after noon and had his dinner As soon as the meal was over he went into his library, leavinf word thai he was not to Vie dis turbcd by anyone, ns he had mucl work to do. lie remembered sud dcnly, however, that this was thi fifth of Hie mouth, so he turnci to Dykins, his man servant, an< said, "That does not apply to Mis. Frascv. K^she comes bring he in at once." Hcndincd Hair and »^«->M> «£«: r ,, HE Jrajor , lad no wovk to d "luffy'blondes and .. »' tho "Wary nnd Dykins kncv ,. jt. His seclusion for two or thrc Theii 1 'slio plnyrd nc.sslp in "The aflernoons a week on the urc tense of attending to his personal; affairs w r as one of the polite fictions or the household. He \v1is accustomed to spend these quiet afternoons in pipe smoking and reading, or in playing solitaire, omelimes lie would take a nap 11 the sofa. • In the course of the afternoon he Major would do a good deal of rinking. .•'•:•• On this wintry day a fire of cdar logs blazed in the huge fire- lace. In that era grates were nkno\vn, so the fire was laid di- cctly on th; square stones that ormcd tiie surface '.of the hearth. \bovc the .fireplac there ran cross the chimney a thick, heavy antel. At each' end of it stood candle in a silver candlestick. The Major and his wife had a landsotne and valuable collection >f silverware which they kept in i locked closet, on the second floor. In colonial times banks did not xist in America, and the unncces- ;ary amount of silverware in the lomes of the well-to-do took the place of bank accounts. It could always be turned into money quickly. Resides the bookcases filled witli solemn-looking tomes the library contained the Major's desk, a ma- iiogany table, a sofa covered \viti [lowery designs, and six chairs. * * * 'PHE desk was so typical of the *• 18th century that it migh as well be selected as the mos representative piece of furnitur of that era. It was th? kinc of desk that was xiscil by "Washington, John Adams, Bcnjamii Franklin, Jonathan Edwards an< thovisarids of lawyers, doctors nm men of business. It was na'rro\ and tall. The writing surface wa hardly wide enough for two sheet of paper. The uprigM portion rose lo the height oE about si: feel. It had glass doors and EOV era! shelves for papers and book and drawers in the lower part o the desk which could be locked, . The malcnals toy. willing- : 1ft a-recess on the same level as'- ie writing surface. There was < i ornate inkwell of brass, a melalS older containing three goose-; uill pens, and a silver shaker of ne sand to be used in blotting '• he freshly written sheets. Blot- • ers were unknown and sand was ; scd instead. , On the finely polished mahog- : ny table in the center of the ootn stood a bowl of long- . :enimed pipes, a silver tobacco ox, and a large candelabrum vilh branches lor six candles. \lso a flinl-and-slcel fire-maker, vhicli was used occasionally for ; ghting. pipes when the candles ', vere not yet lighted and there • vas no fire on the hearth. The ' ire-maker consisted of a piece o£ lint held immovably in place by iietal prongs. The flint could bo truck by a hammer like that be- , onging to a musket, by cocking i he hammer and pulling a trig- • ;er. The spark, thus created, fell nto a little metal box filled with cotton, or lint, or fine wood shav- . ngs. • The smoker then trans- erred the burning lint to the bowl : of his pipe. ..-., 9 * * [)YKINS knocked at the door, opene'd it a lew inches and icepcd. "Miss Frascr has come," 10 said. It was then about 3 o'clock. The Major replaced the book: :ie was reading and took another . trom a bookcase near at hand. He had been reading Aphrn Uehn's novel, Tiie Nun, or Ifie Perjured Beauty, and the hook he took in ils place was Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress. He did not consider the gabby and flamboyant Mrs. Bonn's piece o£ fictiom immoral but it was light and I amusing, and after all Uliss Matilda Fraser was a teacher of young girls, so he thought it bet- • ter, as a matter of policy, to have; i. her find him engaged in a more i serious occupation than the read- • ing oi a trashy novel. ''"