The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 17, 1944 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, June 17, 1944
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VBX JBLTTHEVILLB COUfcOl Offfl IBB OOUBISR tOOn OO. H. W. EAINB, Pnbttlte BAU0XL ?. NOEUUB, Witor JAICBS A. CUTENB, AdT«rtUtt« tfllifll 6ol« N«tJon»l'Advertising R«KWB&ttUTtt: .WKmer Co, N(* Totk, OtiMMi De- uta. Ibmohll. Bolt, Att fae«pt gundy u teocnd elus matter' »t tb» pMt- MUe« »t Bljrthevllle, ArtttjM, under tet oJ Oo»- «rt««, October t, M7. _ atmd by UM PnltM Pmi SUBSCRIPTION RATK8 By etrrier In *ity O f BljthwUI*. »• Mr ' we*fc cr.SSc per month. «'• . i """qiUMfni f 3? mall, within • nmu of « BUM, HOO per i itv, $3,00 (or Biz months, $1.00 for tore* momthi; .11 iiiau- ouulue NJ mils lone (10.00 per TMtr p»y»t>le in advance.. Coal and Confusion Secretary Ickes is a man of ninny moods as well as many jobs. In fact, lie occasionally lavishes more limn one mood oir a single job, as in his recent utterances on the coal sitiintion. When he was turning hack most of the government-operated mines to the owners, national- mine boss Ickcs gave a proud 'account of >iis 'stewardship, though there were overtones of doubt as to .whether management and labor would be able to carry on without him. "Last year, most of which was spent, under government control, -the' nation's bituminous mines produced 589 million tons, the greatest output in history," he said 'This accomplishment was made with war-depleted mine forces, older, less vigorous men, and worn, patched- up machinery . . . Management and labor are now on trial, to prove to thn nation that they can fulfill their wartime responsibilities under their own- power." But all pride exists with mine boss Ickes. Enter now, Solid Fuels Administrator Ickos, and with him, gloom. One of Mr. Ickes' selling points in negotiating the contract with John L. Lewis was that it would increase production 14 per cent.^But production last year — "most of which was spent under government control" — was only about 1.5 per cent above 1942. Our coal stocks are now at the lowest point since war started, Mr. Ickes says.^Esliinnted 1944 production, lie predicts, will fall 30 million tons short of requirements.. '• Dr. Chitrles Potter, deputy solids fuels administrator, is : even more doleful. "The ability to mine coal is decreasing daily," he says, finding no joy in the fact that essential draft-age miners are now pretty well stabilized'. -He says that the government-estimated lfl'14 production of 5% million tons is less than 4 per cent more than last year's consumption. But he doesn't figure it • out that despite equally gloomy talk of a coal shortage last year, the consumption was about 573 million, as against a production of 583 million tons.' This year's coal needs are estimated t at between C'20 and G2G million tons. And the coal operators, oddly enough, think they can deliver — "if there are 110 further heavy drains on manpower, and if some new machinery can be ob• 'tinned.'. 1 They have an idea that they caii go it better alone, pushing production with the miners' willing co-operation, and increasing strip mining. Maybe the operators are wrong. Bui if they are, the error is obviously honest, for there is no point in their trying to kid anybody. If there is a shortage they will get full blame for it now that Mr. Ickes has stepped out. BuUhere is one point on which the operators and Mr. Ickes agree: both urge you to fill your con! bin this summer. BLYTHJavfLtJB, (ARK.?, COUTUEB NEWS A Great Team "We nre Die only two peoples in the world who could-have done it," says England's General Montgomery of the Anglo-American planning and accomplishment of the invasion. The general Is probably right. Other anti-Axis nations quarrel with each other, nml within their own boundaries. British and American policies and diplomacy don't always jell. But the two armies have fought as one—from Tunisia to Normandy. And General Montgomery gives credit whore credit is obviously due—to General Eisenhower. Through the long pre-invasion months of planning. Britons and Americans were "we" to General Ike. Any American officer who couldn't work with his British colleagues was sent packing. By such methods General Eisenhower showed that lie was n great enough coach to put together the greatest team in the world. Intuition German prisoners reveal that Hitlor was on the Normandy beaches only two days before the invasion. Perhaps his vaunted inlitution told-him that he'd better hurry home to Borchtesgarden and tidy for before the company got there. Theme Song Looking at the Pictures of Nazi prisoners in Knglish port towns, we were wondering if the boys, still remember "We Sail Against England"-—the invasion song they learned four years ago. And if they do, we wonder if maybe their faith isn't a bit shaken in the sort of military strategy that first composes a theme song for a cross-channel attack and then never goes any farther. Good Idea This year Father's Day is going to be different if the National Father's Day Committee has anything to say about it. Families are being urged to remember Pop with ft War Bond. They are also being urged to urge him to buy an extra one, too. It seems like a r good idea. In fact, thinking of .some of those horrendoiisly garish neckties that heartless- haberdashers palm off on well-meaning wives and children each Father's Day, it seems like a darned good idea. • 10 THfT SAY The armed forces will be demobilized at a rate of 500,000 to 000,000 per month (after Die \vnr). Moit of the workers hi tlie munitions Industries will be relenscd. Atrplnne plants rmrt shipyard.; will opcrnte little. This Inevitably will leave large pools of unemployed In war-boom nrcns.—Sen. Waller P. Qcorge of Georgia. * • • Our preparation of demobllntlon plans must not become nn excuse for niiy relnxntloii of our present wnr production.—War Momlltzntlon Dl- reclor Jnmes p. liyrnes. * • » If majorities In leelslntiires pass lillls merely lo press their advantage and sny "Let Hie courts decide,'' liberty will not be preserved In tlie courts, it will be lost there.—Pedcrnl Judge Learned Hnnd of New York. * • » All of the things wlilcli we use In this wnr, everything we send to our fighting Allies, costs money—a lot of money. One sure way every man, woman mid child con keep failli njth those who have given and nre giving their lives Is to provide the money whlcli Is needed to win the final victory.—President Roosevelt. » P • With (lie exception of the Gnrand rifle, there is hardly n piece of equipment in use today lhat existed at the beginning of the wnr.—Service forces Lletit.-Gen. Bretion B. SomervcII. )ur Boarding House with Major Hoople Out Our Way SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 1044 SIDE GLANCES byGalbralth ? HH'mvmr. IBCr ; nto.u s: PAT. ar. "The day's coining when we'll have lo sit in ;i livinn room some place with a girl, Eddie, but I'm Hind it's not for ' vonrc volt" THIS CURIOUS WORLD IS AWRYLAND NORTH OR. -^ SOUTH OF THE FAMOUS ^f fc \ " f SPANISH MOSS IS BEING STUDIED By U.S. 5UK&EOMS FOR ITS FOSSISILITIES I A^ *-»ii r-r+***rrf-^JC~rvs I \.SUR6ICAL DRESSINGS I \ com. iMi BY NIA SERVICE:. INC. \ •:•-*>, ANSWER: South. NEXT: Tlie disapnoaring: cross In Hollywood BY EKSKINE JOHNSON MEA Staff Correspondent Discovering movie stars is Ivan Kami's business. He's one of the best; known talent scouts in Hollywood But he hales to be hailed ns n celluloid Columbus. "I don't discover stars," he says, I just bring unknowns lo the attention of the studio. There are too runny oilier people along the line, like dramatic coaches, agents and theater managers, wlio deserve credit, too." A lot of amusing things have happened to Ivan in his search for talent. A ninn in New Orleans shadowed him for five days with a canary who, the man Insisted, had a "brilliant career" awaiting him in Hollywood. At a football game In Houston, Tex., Ivnn heard someone singing in the rooting section. He immediately wanted lo send the owner of (he voice lo Hollywood The voice turned out lo be Bmg Crosby's, coming over the radio held in the lap of a co-ed. Ivan once picked up an Indian who was hitch-hiking. Before they had gone n quarter of a mile he ftsked the Indian if he had anv theatrical experience. SOM6 BlOVW-UP ZOMBIE WITH K TME VILLKS& POTATO PATCH TO SNKTCH <iON\E TOPS01L AWBODY ^OU KMOW, . TYOIGSS ? MOPE.' ALL W \^^ eGWX J THE ^ FRIENDS-ARE \^jf FKTES 100-OCTANE *3&& BATTED SCHOLKRS ANC^^ f ^ ' - AGRICUtTURM. SCIENTISTS Vivm X>1 MOW I MUST AOLt) FiRH REtK> OM ^V MOIK4T- l^e FURV, OR f Ff\CE THE ( PSNACW FOR. 1 POSITIVELY CfxM IDEt^Tll A POTATO MKSHEW .' WHY MOTHERS GET.GRAV ».«..«. . t «r.«,. J '"WiLlrrt«s If it was just beauty Hollywood fas looking for, Ivan Knhn says ns job would be simple. "But it isn't just beauty that Hollywood wants. It's that something inside that I have lo recognize. I can't explain it—it's u combination of character and personality and '• lot of oilier things. The face docs' n't mean a tiling. Makeup jnei and hairdressers can fix that. It' whnt's inside that counts." STAR IN THE AUDIENCE Ivan's latest discovery is a youn lady named Jeanne Crnin. You'll b hearing a lot about her soun. Sho ! starred in two forthcoming 20tl Century-Pox pictures. "Home i Indiana" and "In the Mcanlim Darling." One niglil Ivnn went to a Lo Angeles little llicater to sec o piny During the second net interinlssio: he turned around and, sitting be hind him. \\LIS Jeanne. "L missei the third act entirely." Ivan said "I kept turning around looking B tliat girl briiinri me. It's the firs lime I ever discovered anyone Ii the audience.'' Before turning tnlcnt scout lo 20th Century-Fox, Ivan was Hollywood agent noted for his abil ity to find talented newcomers Among them were Gilbert Roland Alice White. Ann Sothern, Le\ Ayres. One of his clients was n gir who had a sister. Everytime Ivai came to their house the slstc would run and hide. He though the sister had film possibilities, too and finally persuaded her Inl milking the rounds ol the studi with him. Five studios were not Interested The sixth gave her a contract.- Ivnn later framed a "thank you.' note the girl sent him when 6lU won an Academy Award. The bash fill sister was Joan Fontaine.- . THEN' ZAMJCK HIRED HUI It was because of Olivia, de Ha vllland that Ivan gave up his ac tors' agency and became a lalen scout. Aflcr eettlng Oltvin a War nor contract. Ivan met Darry Zanuck at a party. "Why didn't you bring Olivia Ii me?" Zanuck pouted. "Becausc," replied Ivan, "I could n't get In to sec you," "Well, you can now," said Za inick I'm hiring you. You're m; new talent scont." Ivan look the job. Befor e Hollywood discovered Ivai —a native Californlan, by the wa> —lie and Ills father operated a Loi Angeles candy factory. As a youll he was also an amateur prize fighter. , The MutualAdmiration Society (4 Refrigeration Service F. W. TATUM Phone 557 Spring and Summer TUNS-UP Save Gasoline . . . Save Tires. Get All-round Better Performance I T I. SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrysler Outer P»rti A SerrUw IM W. Aih Fhm. tin Our invisibfe haffsole is the finest shoe repair, obtainable. No shiink strain or stitches — no break to leave in moisture, tlirt, etc. Try it. • j • :. •••', QUflLITY SH.Oe SHOP I 2 I. W M O 1 N 'i T SPECIAL For A Few Days 1 CASE COCA COLA Ami 75c Bottle Phillips 66 Fin-nil tire Polish—Roth 1.39 Bring Your Empty Bottles POTTER'S STATELINE SEKVICE STATION Buying Logs Of All Kinds. BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Brythcville, Ark. WALLPAPER Ret. 22 &c Now 15c 30c Light Fast Now 20c 35c Washable. Now 24c HEMILTONE (Soy Bean Point) 2.40 gal. 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'I'hrrp N ..umr- onr ta nn-e( pi-prj ln»ly i-xrcpt 1'lnfcy tiiul ICnill;. i.ti.i h:iA hrrit u >vnr fnrrrM>oti[Ji'nl. 'I'ln-v tmtirp n loni-lj- Inokini; nM <'nlnrVi] Krntlr- innn irlnt i« sc.-irclilnc In vuln fur Mitnc nf liN invji iM'i)|ilc iitnonK Ihc ims.scngcrs. VI IfT wasn't any particular, sudden fondness for the old gentleman Ilia I prompted Pinky: rather, a desire not lo be left here, stupidly alone, and a desire, for information. "I'm sorry you're lonely," Pinky said awkwardly. "I mean, why is it? Why don't your people gel ott here like the others?" "Well, Ihe Junction's only the stop-over place, you see. You'll be going on lo the Big Valley, loo, sometime." "Yeah?" ^ .'••*- ' "When you get over wishing you were still bnck there." The old man nodded vaguely in Die direction from which the train had come. "But how do you know when you're supposed lo go?" Emily asked. "No 'supposed-to 1 time. Just when you feel like it. It usually happens in the morning. Some morning you just get up and find you're not angry or tad or looking back anymore . . . and so then you speak (o Julie about U.' i "Julie?." "She's tlie housekeeper over at your place." "Where we're going?" "That's right. Julie packs the unches." , "You lake lunch witli you?" "Just for on the y. ay." Suddenly his eyes went beyond the two standing there, and a glow came into them that was as warm ind beauliful as Die sun. Along the railroad track a soldier was approaching. You could tell, even at this distance . . . the >vay he walked . . . that lie was n colored soldier. You could tell, too, because of t'.ie way he was singing. No words, hut the voice rolling out. Ncaring the station, he left the tracks and moved toward them. Tlie old colored gentleman advanced to meet him. Both came to a pause, looking at each other and smiling. "1 got off ahead of the station," the soldier explained. "I sec. How come, boy?" The soldier griiuied: "I was riding the rods, sir." The old man chuckled, put his arm fondly around the other. "Yeah, well, you're here now, son." Tlie old colored man turned and waved to Emily and Pinky and went off with his boy. I'm so sorry. Pinky, •*-' will you forgive me?" They had risen from the bench, were awkwardly r.laring at the old man who was wa'iking quickly toward them. "First time this has happened in years. But that's the way. Seems the less a person has to do, the later )ie la in tjoijig it. .What's tlie mailer, Pinky? Isn't everything all right?" How could Pinky loll him that the odd thing was he would have known him anywhere . . . even panting and out of breath like he was now. And that old, slightly yellow Panama hat tucked under his nvm. How to fell him, in a few short \vords, the volumes of feel- Jngs had swept through A^m. as he had first seen him hunCp^u* toward them along the street.'Tho old mnn's fine, soft, nmvrinklerl skin burnished gently by the sun. The full, ffentle, uscd-to-smiling lips . . . and yes, the frown lhat furrowed his forehead. The soft gray of his hair, which needed cutting a little. The- faint red line across (lie forehead, that the hat had made in the heat. His hands largo and capable. His whole body like that... straight as a flagpole except that his head was thrust brward a little, as though he had >een looking a lot at the sidewalk alcly as he walked. "Isn't everything all right, Pin- ry?" the old man asked again. "Yes, Father, everything's all ighl," he answered simply. "Well, it's good of you lo say ;o, even if I am so late. But it .vasn'l really my fault. That Julie. You'll find out when yon meet her. Always making you come bnck to get something or lake something or something. Well—I expect may- jc you've spent enough time in this station. Like lo get on over to the house?" They were moving off the station grounds now, onto the sidewalk. "There's a shorter way, but I though! we might go throvriiJhe town. That is, if you've got oij^our walking shoes, Emily? Though it's not a big town. Only a couple o£ blocks." 'I'm good for it," she smiled. And without quite realizing what she did, she tucked her arm through his. Emily had never walked down a church aisle ori the arm of her father. Had she done so, she would have recognized the wonderful feeling she felt now. For the first time in her life someone walked beside her, to guide her and comfort her and still her trembling arm. (To Be Continued)' ... t

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