The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 15, 1945 · Page 4
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BLYTHEVILLS COURIER HEWS MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 1945 THE BLTTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ' , - THE COURIER. NEWS co. H. W. HAIN ES, Publish er SAMUEL P. NORRIS, Editor JAMES A. GATENS, Advertising Manager Soli Natlopal Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmcr Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post- office flt Blylhoville, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October 0, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES , By carrier In the city of Blythovllle, 20o per week, or 85c per month. By mall, within a radius of 40 miles, $4.00 per year, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $10.00 per year payable In advance. •The Invasion of Long Island We .wore rending, about the COO • year-round residents of Fishers Island who want to secede from New York State nnd join up with Connecticut— not from malice or disloyalty, just 1'or convenience. It seems that the island is legally a part of the town of Soulhold Long Island. But between them lies some 25 miles of Long Island Sound. The Fishers Island-Long Island ferry nms only four months a year. During the other eight a Fishers Islander with business at the town hall or court house must ferry to New London, Conn., take a train down to New York and another one out to Soulhold—n distance oi' 200 miles, one way. So (he Fishers Islanders would like to become Connecticut citizens, since New London is only eight miles away and there is year-round ferry service. They have petitioned Connecticut's Gov. Raymond E. Baldwin lo that effect, and he has passed the request along lo New York's Gov. Thomas E. Dewcy in a very polite' lei tor. Having read the story, we did a - little day dreaming on the office lime. 1 We dreamed that this secession request was made some lime ago ancl that, by Suinu"slid inie, Adolf Hitler was governor of Connecticut at the time. First thing Gov. Hitler did was lo call in his chief of state police and give his secret orders to arm and train . a secret task force. Then he hired time on a national network and made a " speech.-/ • ••«.. He talked about the New England ancestry and superior culture of the Fishers Islanders, who wove bound by racial and economic tics to Connecticut. And he annexed Fishers Island. Next he claimed that a gang of inferior people with foreign accents were pushing around some upstanding descendants of old Connecticut settlers down on Long Island. There followed several speeches of increasing shrillness. Gov. Hitler demanded that all o£ Long Island east of Flushing be given to Connecticut. Then one day the country woke up to discover lhat during the night there had been amphibious landings by Connecticut forces al several points on • -^Ji 1 ^ 1 '-^ .."W'fc phprp.,/rom . Sa K Hard to Please President Roonevclt' spoke glowing words of praise for France in his recent message to Congress, Yet General do Gaulle's biographer has expressed bitter disappointment that the President did not mention the general by name. Gov. Thomas E. Dewcy has been taken lo lask by Democratic leaders of the New York state legislature for proposing a legislative program that the Democrats themselves have been trying to put across. Obviously the President would have disappointed General do Gaulle's biographer even more if he had failed to praise Franco, And Gov. Dewey would have been taken even move seriously to task if he had proposed a program contrary to Democratic inclinations. In politics especially, it seems that one is damned if one does and damned if one doesn't. Postwar Travel '• ' ! > Arid''thbri .the United Stales Army moved in, captured the invaders, and threw. Gov. Hitler in the clink. And that was the end of the invasion of Long Island, and the dream. Later it occurred lo us that the day dream was not so different from fhe -true story of Chancellor Hitler of Germany, and the Sudetenland and the Polish Corridor. Only in reality there were no international troops comparable to the United Slates Army to step in promptly when the trouble started. And yet people shudder at the thought of a "world police force." In a recent advertisement one of our domestic airlines has published its postwar timetable of flights from San Francisco lo Calcutta. In 1920 this airline, TWA, inaugurated the first transcontinental service using planes. The elapsed time of these runs (with train travel at night) was about 35 hours from New York to Los Angeles. After the war, according to present plans, a TWA passenger will be able to go from San Francisco to Vienna or Milan in slightly less time than the New York-Los Angeles time of 16 years ago. We think that's encouraging and pretty wonderful. And we would think thfll it was even more wonderful if someone could guarantee to us that mutual international cooperation, sympathy and respect would be increased in direct proportion to the increased speed of internalional travel. Just a Suggestion Congress seems determined lo try everything else before considering national service legislation. So it might ease t,h.n present shortage if the Navy would lift its ban on married nurses, and if Selective Service would comb the government bureaus again (especially OWI), before we set up a half-way draft organization for nurses or threaten' our 19'1G food production by a wholesale draft of young farmers. IIDI GLANCO 1-lS Tve Come to Redeem Those Articles!' '• "Sorority sister or no • sorority sister, I'm serving notice I >on her Hint she's got to quit*impressing my dates with , • " ' her talent!" . - • THIS CURIOUS WORLD ISN'T BLUE, BLtr A\UDDY BROWN... \ ...AND ATONE TIME irWASNTA Announcements The Courier News has been authorized to announce the following candidacies for the Municipal Election in April. Municipal Judge drove around it a couple of times— at 95 miles an hour. His career, at the moment, is going much faster. Read Courier News Want Ads. The average car Is today eight yen is old, compared with the prewar average of four nnd one-hnif years. The spceci at which these vehicles arc operated has an absolute bearing on street and highway safety, as well as on the mechanical deterioration of the vehicles.—Carroll E. Mealcy, National Safety Council official. • * • In a period of flying projectiles traveling faster Hum sound, war can come overnight. But ; we .cannot, trnhj sail ^aerial guimcr ..overnight. '^Therefore, it-TO !should ever be'plunged In'war, I am sure thai we would all prefer that our sons should have hiul a year's training which would fit them lo take up promptly the defense of their country.—Navy Secretary James V. Torrestal. • * • Many of the prisoners we have captured have been hungry nnd we have captured many tanks mid vehicles stalled for lack of fuel.—Lt.-Gcn. Omnr N. Bradley on western front. » • • To save potatoes (he method has been adopted of taking the oldest horse in the village and making It draw a roller across the potato field ... If the horse Is rot. blown up, as the roller would touch off n mine, the potatoes are gath- ered.—Ilelga Holbck, Quaker field worker back from Normandy. *0,«E PEOPLE TAKE THEIR PANTS IN A TAILOR SHOP TO HAVE THEM TAKEN OUT," %r FRANK T SZABO, ' NOW CAN BE MADE THROUGH ONE FOOT OFSrSSi-. NEXT: Fooling (lie ivcascls. er— Whole sole your worn footwear for Winter and obtain sturdy wet resisting soles, greatly lengthening the shoe's life. Buy Your Winter Supply of WOOD and KINDLING While I Ms Available. PLANTATION OWNERS' SPECIAL PRICE ON 100 RANK LOTS5 BARKSDALE MFG. CO Blytheville, Ark. Phone 2911 GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING? 24 Hour Service Also— Vulcanizing end Tire Repair WADE COAL CO; N. Qwy. 61 CEILING PRICES Phone 2291 OUR PEOPLE Dilltibutid by NEASenice, In. In KoIKy wood BY KUSKINE JOHNSON N'EA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 15.— Robert Paige ordered a glass of milk. "For my ulcers," he said. "I got one getting Into D pictures and one getting put of D pictures." . . A Krcnitinin'y'iiioyiijso^rii will cjisi-j cover Kooert Paige' for • the {first time as Deanna Durbin's leading man and singing partner in her new movie, "Can't Help Singing." For eight years lie has been the king of I? pictures. The' Durbin film is his 49th movie—and his first big time one. You can't really count the Marlon Davles-Clark Gable film, "Cain and Mabel," in which he made his screen debut for Warner Uros; tn the second lead. He wasn't himself. Even had a different name—David Carlyle. That was in 1931. Robert Paige landed in Ibe movies, from Email-time radio, because he coul t ] sing, lie started .singing for SI n <Iay on a Long Beach, calif., radio station the week nflcr he graduated from Manual Arts High school in Los Angc- '«i«nt font found him years later • warbling on a Holly; stiuion. Uy that time lie was Our Boarding House with Maj.Hoople Out Our Way ByJ, R. Williams , WR.PIK.E.I M«v BECOME A M 3ECiGe OB svz&s, ING 60LUs-EVe/-*~i^siDE^Efa«f ^ FULL Me. MEDIEVAL eREAstPLWe I REQUIRE A BLOWTORCH To to SUED BULLersAse^slLY M, EWuRGweStou'seF FUM AS riEVJLMWEDS BRUSH OFF ££, THKT BRASS \JESY.' RICE.' .DM/ VlONDER V? Mtf. ^1 HOVJ ' CHEST ISTOOVJELLDEVJELOPED TO GET IT ™ ty^ jvy^-^" STVJOULO t-IC" : CIGARS ms SQUAWS DIDM'T \ HAVE WO EDUCATION. \ BUT THEY WERE BRIGHT.' / WHEN) THEY WAS PACK1M' /~C~=^.- ~ HOME A UOT OF LOOT TOI^'—~ = - = ^!7i THEY PACKED TV!!L:R KIDS \( ' IM SUCH A WAV THAT THEV V WXILDN'T HAVE TO BE /' GOlW TO DOCTORS ALL / ;A Georgia Town in 1807 I AT 8 o'clock every morning ex- ccpl Sunday Major Harvey Earle left his house on Centre Street in Augusta, C!a., and walked lo his oflice on Reynolds Street, facing St. Paul's Church. Everyone in Augusln, bolh while and black, knew Ihc Major by sight even if they were not personally acquainted with him. He was a lall, lean, clean-shaven man of about 55 in knee breeches of broadcloth, a white iincn shirt with ruffles on the bosoin, a long jblue coat which eame to iiis knees WHY MOTHERS. GET GRAY AJ| OTS^umMS iu.Mt.m. I-IS cling and announcing in radio as •ell as singing. KOIiEUT DAVID" "I didn't want to mix the two,'' ie said, "so 1 acted aty announc- _d under the name of Robert Paige i;d sang under the name of David ;iulylq.''-pri!onc program I even irtnoiiheeif myself—"This; is Robert 'rilge'bringing you David Carlyle ind his songs'—and nobody ever knew the difference. I gave myself iome swell buildups." Listeners probably were confused one day, though, when the two lames proved even too much for :hcir owner. He signed off the program with, "This is Paige Carlyle, I mean Kobert David, I mean Robert Carlyle. I mean Robert Paige." The confusion conltnucd for a while In Hollywood. Warner Bros, billed him as David Curlyle. He continued to act in radio os Robert Paige. The Warner job lasted only six months. To celebrate he dropped the name of Carlyle, which he never liked anyway. From Warner Bros., he made the rounds of Hollywood — Columbia, Republic. Paramount — working in those cheap little pictures known as B's. At Columbia his co-star usually was an unknown young lady named Rita Hayworth. At Paramount he co-starred with Ellen Drew in a re-make of the Sylvia Sidney film. "Ladles of Ihc Big House." Another little Paramount epic was a horror talc, "The Monster anil The Girl." ' "It was nice nt Paramount," he smiled. "It was a belter class of B jilctnrcs. They made them in 18 days instead of 12." At Paramount, Bob also found « , iTlie* iiltle bnnkTiig that and stiffened below the waist, so its skirls spread out. On his head he wore a small felt hat with the corners turned up, am! on iiis feel were low shoes with jnctal buckles. His Blockings were of white wool. These garments were, more or less, out of style. They were the finery of a past generation—the men of the American Revolution. iGcntlcmcn slill wove knee orccch- cs, lace cuffs ancl the rest of it in the evening, but in the daytime most of them wove "long pantaloons, double-breasted coats without decoration, and tall hats of beaver. Major ibankcr. Enrlc was a privalc lie made loans on per- (The Bclfmami Arch\nc) It was Eli Whitney's invention of the cotton gin that •made cotton the mainstay of early nineteenth century Georgia. (Chapter V,} Isonal nolcs; he financed small • farmers on a share-cropper basis; he arranged morlgngcs on real .estate, livestock or slaves jnd he 'assisted merchants to meet 1hcir obligations by lending them money and taking liens on their assets. It is interesting lo note that the functions of banking in commcr- Icial life were almost unknown in ' those early days. There were no i laws concerning banks; no regulation of interest rates, nor deli- |nilion of the rights of depositors. ~ done was carried on by individuals wife. He married Director Al j Green's sec re I a ry. ••II-NIGHTED" CAREER Two years ago PAramount loaned him to Universal for the roman- llc lead in "Jailhouse Blues." Universal liked him so well the studio purchased his Paramount contract. But he was still stuck In B pictures—23 to be exact. Finally, aflcr "Fired Wife" and "Her Primitive Man," the studio realized he was too good for Bs, and cast him opposite Deanua. He didn't mind singing this time. "I'll sing n Jerome Kern tune any day." Bob Paige Is an Indianapolis, Ind., boy tail he has lived most of his life in Los Angeles. On a recent trip back home he realized a life-long ambition. Indianapolis gave him the key.", to the city and asked him what he'd like to do. Bob said lie aln-nys had wanted to drive on the Indiimapolts speedway. So (hero were many spinning wheels Some of the money lenders \verc loan sharks, but Major Earle was not one of themi He was a lenient creditor, so lenient indeed that his bank made only a fract'on of the profits it should have corned. He owned a collon plantation called "Pairviow" on the Waynoshoro road about 15 miles from Augusta, and he used to say that he made twice as much from "Fnirvicw" as lie did from his money lending. was the lifcblood, the mainstay, the universal provider for the whole population o[ Augusta at this period. In 1807 •that Savannah River town was the first of the inland cotton markets. • There were no colton mills in (ho South flt that time, though woods manufacturing vised only a trifling proportion of Ihc cotton crop. The rest was sent down the river to Savannah and then, by sailing ships, most of it was forwarded to England, which was then Ihc center of the world textile industry. All Ihis involved a siring of Iransactions. The farmer brought his cotton to Augusta in the first place. It was sold there to a merchant known as a collon factor. The factor put the bales in his warehouse and resold them, later on, to another factor in Savannah or Charleston, who sent them abroad ov to New England. In .oncashire or Massachusetts the cotion leached a textile mill and was made info cloth and yarn. This indirect method was wasteful in that several middle-men made profits on the colton before it reached the English mills. A group of British mill owners decided, after much consideration ancl slow overseas correspondence, to buy their collon direct— not from the farmers, but from the iista cotion merchants, thus eliminating a number of go-be- Ivveens. In carrying out this purpose they scut over to Augusta a representative with authority to purchase cotion; pay for it, and ship it lo England. they loaned him a car, gave him the key to the speedway and ho and hand looms in (he farmhouses. .This primitive, bacK-ja brown coat with numerous w/IIEN the English gentleman *• alighted from the stage, he wore a coarse checkered shirt with a glaring plaid tie, heavy woolen trousers, high-top boots, ?ocl;els nnd a low-crowned felt I iiat pulled down over his eyes. I He carried a pistol in a holster attached to a leather belt. Its butt protruded, ready lo be drawn instantly. It came out next day lhat the English cotton buyer had thought that Augusta was a wild and rowdy fronlier lown, where | murder was of daily occurrence, and where every man was supposed lo protect himself. Mr. Lowlhor did not know a I soul in Ihe place, and he intended to stay at the inn until he could find bachelor's quarters for himself. But he did not go lo the inn, for Robert Harrison invited um to his home as a guest. The Major was greatly inter- I cslcd in Mr. Lowther, and took every opporlunily to impress limself upon that gentleman's al- | icntion. It was he who explained lumorously the reason for Low-.I thei-'s uncouth appearance on the F day o£ his arrival. He invenlerfjJ also, in his genial, offhand way,l the myth of Cecil Lowthcr's noble connections, asking everyone he told to keep it confidential. ; The reason for these mancu-' vers was that Mr. Lowlher would possess and keep somewhere a very large sum o£ money. The Major had a bank, and could keep the money safely. As he walked to his oflice on a November morning in 1807 he' was glad that Mrs. Earle had thought of having Mi-. 'Lowther to dinner, and the dinner was to be lhat very evening. (To Bo Continued)

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