The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 21, 1944 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, June 21, 1944
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BLYTHEVILLB, (ARK-X COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 1944 THE 1LTTHEVILLB COURUCX OV8 >^T offei ooBRiiR man oo. rtc . -' ,H. W. BABTO. Publtahtr ' ' ""' SAMUEL P. NORKIB, KdUor ' IUOBS A; <3ATKKB, AdTertUioi Mmm 'Ad* Kitten! AdwrtWni Bcpnwatatlrtc Wttmer Oo, Mtw Tort. OblM|«, D»- Ucmphb. Every Aftermoon faecpt Bundur Entered u «eooad clia matter «t the po«t- oSiae »t BUtbeTtlle, ArUniM, under ut oi Oo«- Octoberi, 1911. Birred by thi OnltM PTM SUBSCRIPTION RATZB i?t r.r-^r in »*» - U T of BlytrwTUl mek. or 880 per month. " ' "'•" f By MB. Wtthln * nulliu ot 40 mile), HOC pn • IMC, «UO tor dx'monU* »1.0Q for time mo»tb»; ^-IUMI< uui&Mie DO - toiie tone *:.0.yo P*r 7e*r In «d?ance. : . mice? If purchasers of other commodities and services are entitled to protection against monopoly controls, why not the millions who buy insurance without the slightest understanding of its intricate, technicalities? One War Profiteer We're All For Pearl Harbor Probe Bcphnbe rs Dye r J a pan 1 The • moratorium on bombing of jiapan has ended. From now on, with recurring; frequency, the island empire enn'expect to feel the weight, of Amer- ican"niighi raining out of higli-flying Superfortresses. « Jimmy Doolittlc's original carriei'- liased expedition over Tokyo was in lite itatur'e'of'a stunt. Every single feature of a irieliciilbitsly prepared plan had to function perfectly, to make such an «t- tack successful. ; Sonic damage was done, but every plane was lost, along with many of their heroic crew members. The cost was much too great for the results. Our new B-29's have changed the picture. Their enormous range, .speed and carrying capacity make it possible for us to bomb Japan without excessive cost in planes and personnel, even before our campaign or approach gives us bases from which Fortresses and Liberators can do the job. .The B-25 used by Jimmy Dooliltle'K flyers now has become only a "short- range" bomber;. The B-17 Flying Fortresses and the B-24 Liberators arc only "medium range" planes. The K-29, developed and rushed into production particularly for the benefit of Hirohito, is kiiig of the air now. It is not to be expected that the first Superfortresses raid will be repeated at once. It must be regarded primarily as a lest, passed successfully. But just as those who knew early that the high cost of the Doolittlc raid precluded another, so we all know that the B-29 raid is only the tirsf in • a scries that will continue at ever smaller intervals and with ever more devastating weight until Tokyo and Yokohama, Osaka, Kobe, Kyoto, Nagoya and Nagasaki become little more than heaps of rubble. While that angle may have been over-emphasized sometimes, Japan really is peculiarly vulornablc to bombing. Her industry is highly concentrated, and so interwoven that strategically placed bombs can be made to do a maximum of military damage. It is without doubt the success of the B-29 that leads insiders to say so ; positively that we arc ahead of schedule in the war against Japan. The House Military Affairs Committee makes it obvious that there is a great deal more behind the fiasco at Pearl Harbor than the public yet knows. Whether or not its charges against Col. Theodore Wyman Jr. stand up, the very fact that such allegations come out, for the first time at this late date, makes it clear that the whole sad business needs a thorough/ honest and final airing. It seems incredible that there is any security reason, in the nature of secrecy, why the matter should not be cleared up immediately. Tlie armed forces do not want officers now engaged in fighting our enemies to be brought back to give testimony at couii.s-martial; and that is proper. But how"al)out at least an inquiry by deposition that will clear up part of the mystery ? We hate to think that here and there around the world may bo other officers against whom such charges as those against Colonel Wyman might pop up from lime to time. SIDE GLANCES Delivering the Goods Moscow reports that up to April 80 the United States sent to Russia §5,357,000,000 worth of arms, raw materials, food and equipment, on lend- leaso. Of this $4,012,000,000 reached' the Soviet Union. If these figures mean what they appear to mean, it's wonderful. For a time the waterways to Mur- mansk were frightfully dangerous, and German raiders were having the lime of their life with our Convoys. Nevertheless, it appears thai 8G per cent of everything did get through. The accomplishments of our merchant seamen and of Ibc naval men who protected them make even the gigantic figures of the lend-lcasc aid to Russia unimportant. i |- "Oh. 1 forjjol lo straighten on I the boys' obstacle course. ---j-.u— „_- ' ^ nficr Ibey wcnl lo '' THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson- Only iilxnit 10 of llic li.OQO.OOO rural' mail boxes in the United States are reported robbed in a year. Mlln A Lake Would Exclude Insurance : There arc bills before Congress which would exclude insurance, specifically, from operation of the Sherman and Clayton anti-trust laws. Now that fire insurance—and by inference, othe types —has been found by the Supreme Court lo be in interstate commerce, efforts will be made lo push one of those bills Ih rough. We find it a little difficult lo understand why insurance should be thus excluded. If monopoly and combination in restraint of trade is bad for other businesses, why is it not bad for insur- » ISO THEY SAY Blaming [he NnzLs for everything Is n conventional view of history which leaves us in the role of innocents. Hitler would not have happened It It had not been for our indifference.— Pierre van Panssen, author. * • • It is Imperative that we should make no foreign commitments concerning the disposition ol |»stwar use of American vessels until we know what our own requirements will be.—Almon E. Roth, piesidcnl National Federation of American Shipping. «. • « ' I liavc no wish to be an alarmist but there • arc, it seems to me, two major sources of danger In our present political situation. One Is swollen bureaucracy. The second Is Governmental high finance, which piles np deficits on a scale and in a spirit which makes the high finance of Wall Street look like small potatoes— Dr. Everett Case, president Colgate U. • • « As the invasion operations proceed abroad, the employment of women and the keeping of them on the .'ob will become increasingly important.— War Manpower Commission's Women's Advisory Committee. • • • Without private enterprise, onr war production could not have Increased as it has.—John J. Dedman, Australian manpower minister. • • * Satisfactory as Is the progress of this (Invasion) battle to date, in magnitude It Is but a mere beginning to ttie tremendous struggles that must lollow before final victory is achieved.— General Eisenhower. THE SUN HAS NOT SET FOR. FORTY DAYS:.. AND ITWILL NOt SET UNTIL FOK7Y MORE DAYS HAVE PASSED. "WHEN YOU PULL YOUR. FISH LINE w, rrs our," LEONARD SABRIELJK. IP YOU BUKN YOUR FINSER IT TAKES ONLY ABOUT E/GHr FOR YOUR BRAIN TO BE TOLD ABOUT IT. NEXT: Where is the mouth of the Hudson river? • Is Hollywood ISV KRSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent Guy (Jean's SKATING RSNK Now Open For Summer Hijf Tent Now Located Across From Nil-Way Laundry' Afternooa anil Nile Sessions WE FIIJj AI.I. DOCTORS' PRESCRIPTIONS AND SAVE YOB MOPfET STEWART'5 Drug Stor e k'hon. IWi Spring and Summer T U N i ' - U P Save Gasoline . . . Save Tires. Get All-round Performance! T; I. SEAT MOTOR CO. Chrysler D«l«r Pmrti A Serrlce 121 W. Alb Fhnriit 21Z2 WALLPAPER Keg. 2!iK-c Now 15c 30c Lifht Fast Now 20c Mi! Washable Now 24c HEM1LTONE (Soy Boon Paint) 2.40 gal. HYKLASS Creosote White 2.50 gal. SOUTHLAND White 3.00 gal. DUTCH BOY White 3.50 gal. CERTAIN-TEED GREEN SLATE SHINGLES 167 Pound 4.50 square—210 Pound 5.50 square E.C. ROBINSON LUMBER GO. Friendly Buililinf Service We're looking forward lo Ihc film] ..... . . debut of the 19-year-old Cindy BEHIND THE SCREEN: Having Garner, late of High Point, N. C.,| learned, through the movies, a in David O. Sclznick's new movie smattering ot Army, Navy and Ma- "since Yon Went Away." The ffcsl ' ' time we met the Indy her name wa: I ilioM our own at service Jargon tin- Dorothy Garner ami .she was al | til we went over to paramount andi c ignrcl Bin at one • of Hollywood's I :ol tripped up by the "Pnnulisc swanky night clubs. Much prettier 1 Our invisible hull sole is the fin\ csl stioe rcjKiir obtam.ifolc. No shank strain or slilchc-s — no j break lo leave in moisture, dirt, etc. Try it. . , f2V W.^M A.I rf; DRS. NIES & NSES OSTEOPATH/C PHYSfCMNS RECTAL DISEASES a SPECIALTY (EXCEPT CANCER) • OFFICE HOURS: 8:00 7 12:00 and 1:30-5:00 Clinic &14 Main Blytherille, Ar;k. Pnone 2S21 GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing and Tire Repair WADE COAL CO. N. Hwy. Gl CEILING PRICES Phone 2291 leet." The "Paradise Fleet" is the WAVES. They have a huso all heir own. If you're not hep you .list don't know what the sals are .alking about. Here's some WAVE largon we picked up from Belly Iliittmi on the set of l!ie musical. 'Here Come the WAVES." Girdles are known as "hip kits." "I'm (lyitiR blind tonight' means a blind date. "Flying an Irish pennant" incan.s a girl's slip is show- 1113. Officers lire called "blue- braids" because instead of braid they wear bluf bands oil their arms lo designate rank. "Shipshape 1 ' broadening of the hips. The WAVES refer to ilicir shoes as "black beauties" and GI hose as "Navy nylons." An enlisted woman is called a "ripple" until she Rets throuph boot camp. Perfume is called "foo-foo." * * • .1 (10\VN KKINGS SUCCKSS )ur Boaniinj; i\laji>i lluo[>le Out Our Way J. R. Williams ;GAD.T\MiG60-'Fin S'OOR \^^^ZJj( THE K£VT ^ L^T S T NES BACK IN THEIR. V~~~^\?r SOE-OTlCM <TYH'.kW, LSI* \ aOCKETS.VOL) CURlOOC, //MERE'S A Vf TUta OCCIXS\ f\ 1OJSH CA.T.'-^|UOROERTO U SAMPLE: H TO Me iG A MUT To B JV AVCRE WAR SO^DS. V<?l)E6TiOrJ- \\ OO THEV' f/f MMi. M|K\ ACCEPTED A J\' HOW PAR I i ALLOW •YA9'-~IriFORWWiOrt if HOUSEWIFE i: /PA.DDED , C6LLS t f^TidlMlS VAJHY.IHOSE l/ocn INTO IHE ABE THE \\VROMG CORRAL! OEKITLEOMESXTH' CUDESFEED "THEV KEEP FORGLIES1S.' HERE'S IHE V,'ILD OMES OUT MERE.' 'EM SUGAR— MOREDEADL.V THAW A GORILLA. WITH A GRUPiSE hail any of the customers, too. One night Henry Willson ot Sclx-1 ick's studio invited her to niakej screen test. Now she has a long-] crm contract and a new name. Dorothy, or Cindy, modestly I ays that it was her costume that •ircw nil !he attention at Giro's— strapless black evening Rown. •The lighting effect was terrific, | ,03," she says. Best tippers al Giro's, she says, 1 vcre not HoUywooclsmcn, but sei- I viccmen, who often gave her S5 'or a pack ol cigarets. The biggest. 1 tip she ever KOt was Irom George Jess el -$20 for a dollar cigar. The nvcrngc customer save her 50 cents for a package and told her to keep the change. She said she nad lltlle trouble with wolves. "If I one tried to talk to me too long," ' she said. "I'd Just walk around." She doesn't go to night clubs I much now. She has seen one back-] stage and she hasn't any illusions | about them 606'$ A Novel By KETTI FRINGS *— m»lr[liuicd. 1011. XE.\ .Service, Inc. Ahniil linlf* thr ero\vil cot "ff n* llrnvrnly llcml .Iniirllini 10 I'inhT put ort Ilirrf. too. Cnil ini-l riukj-. ivho linil Tircri klUnl til :i fo.vllolr. null l^iiiilj. :i \\;ir corrrsiioittl^nt, nl Ilic Irjnfti nntl -shnvy.s them nnniiiil II,,. l,,wn a Inl !,• I,>rr tnk- Intx them lionir. He V.1 Illrihi* tlml rviT.v rnr«. iiriil rrrctl IN rrprc- IIOIIKI' ^vlth tlic si^:\Nllkn I>M the cliKir THI< f.otl lolN firr It'^ occupied lir MMnc Ilj--l(j - -nlBht iinipU' >vhn nrrn't MorlTi lvi>rrylnc nliollt. Tr/ivclcr.N stny nt llcnvrnly llciul .liinrlhin mull tlu'y f»ldn lonc'nc t.. In- l,.n-l, .in l);irlli. 'Ilicli tlicj K <. on til Ihr Jlip Vnllcy. * * * IX Metropolitan opera slar James Melton sings "La Traviata" in the traditional groove for a sequence in MOM's "7,iegfcld Follies." but finky lcarnc<l the full purport of what the war had done to Heavenly Hend Junction and, particularly, the effect it had on the governing group of City F.ilhers, lie had a .sickness in his heart which no amount of the we're wondcrhvj what opera lovers | (lsua i p; n k y self-confidence and the old Pinky determination coul( will say ,-tbout the modernized background. While Melton warbles, the ZtORfcld girls go surrealistic in garden background where n moth .IK! butterfly hover r.ronnd a sweet }ca. pansy, pine cone, tulip, wild rese, lil^c. >io!ct and wisteria. Just to make sure movie audiences the blossoms, a replica of each flower is worn by the girl- right where she sits down! The "cover boys" have done all i right In Hollywood, too. Former magr./inc ad models among the] ' heal. All tliat afternoon he sal in a corner of the porch, silent, apart He had aslccd lo be allowed skip supper . .. and he was still 01 the porch, in the twilight, when the boarders filed out, lingered a while lo clint and rock, then wandered ofT, their various ways, lo find entertainment for the evening. Not quite all of them hr^d left. Mrs. Johnson, the one with the knitting, who was an old-timer here, and n know-it-nll. stayed on smell's male slurs inrhidc Spencer t fm . a whi]e because Emily was Trncv Fredric Mnicli. Neil Hamil- f , m ,. minR „„ ,, lc ^^ an ^ Mrs :\ancc to look through it—that is, ric chance when he • was alone— uring supper-lime. But it had akcn him quilc a while to adjust t . . . len minutes or so before he iad finally found Martha. And hen what he had seen had so liinmcd his eyes, that he'd lost rack ot her again. He fell he was calmer now. If only lliey'd all cave so lie could look again. « * * UT Mrs. Johnson gave no indication of moving. "I lell you, Emily, you can'l imagine now things have changed. Why, in the evenings, in the old days, he'd be sitting out here on the porch with the rest of us. night in lhat clinir there. Rocking and looking down below—he can wilhnut Ihc lelc- scope, you know—and smilinn and nodding and, somclimes, whistling. Remember, Ada?" Ada sighed wistfully. "Now he hardly ever sits oul here. Up there in his room all the Vie'or ya'.nrc. Chester Alan Curtis and Brian For the levy was he's wealing no collar at all as a rvinSli'J!' 5 ' 1 Johnson recognised a good nudi- lJOlllC\i . —^ ...l.n,\ *\,*. rit,. «„« A ..A A A". enco whcn sllc sa sake of the record, Don- £'<•'-• «" 1 a collar ad model. Now, n ™. ns " n ' Ada the pretty young girl with the imforlunntc brace on her lie •> skuiiiiu^ in." wn.ii ivi. ^n n.i » ... ^., t > loiigh sea rover in "Two Years Be- leg, was also Uiere. Three females fore the Mast" nnd is earning 200 hashing it over. Pinky wished dcs- tlmcs as much money. . pernlely tint they'd leave, too, V>c- —. cause earlier in the afternoon Passenger tire'product ion during Pinky had discovered, on the 1944 will probably total between IB porch, an object of great inlercst nnd 2-1 million—still far short of the to him. It was propped on the rail- 30,000,000 previously estimated ns ing, facing earthward, A smal necessary. telescope, He had had only one time. Arid not only him, but nil the other people coming up. It's hardly pleasant anymore. Everybody going around and tnullering, 'I'm so young ... I never hnd my chnncc . . . why, why?' Like lhat soldier who just cnmc up, Ihe one whose wife—" "Sh-h-h." v A d a interrupted nnickly, glimpsing Pinky in th urncr. "Oh, yes ... well." Mrs. Johnsoi ;nitled furiously for a moment o so, then decided lo tackle il. Sh raised ber voice, called over t Pinky. "As a mntler of fact, youn man," just because you are s young, you'll gel over i!, probably sooner than you think. You'll 1) Emily sensed his antagonism, tried to fill in the breach. "I'd sure like lo run out there, see what it looks like anyway." "Oh, you can't do lhal," Mrs. Johnson disillusioned her. "Once you're Ihcre, you're lliere. Unless maybe he calls you back to take a message somewhere." "Ye gods, I knew it. Angels! So that's what you arc when you . get oul there." I * # * "JVJHS. JOHNSON laughed smugly. "You ore behind Ihe limes. Not angels —messengers. The thought messengers lhat he sends 10 earth. Except lhal he doesn'l do 11 any more." Why nol?" : Thcy cnn'l gel through. All that gun fire and the smoke and everything. I declare, people arc really silly, thinking lie's the one who's neglected them, when they're Ihc ones who have done the whole thing." Oh. I wouldn't say that." Emily raightcncd, intensely inlerestcd. liis wns something she knew )out. "I dirt nn article about it ist lasl fall. Why, slnlislics show int there's more praying now an at any time in history. 'Region's Comeback,' I called il." "Yes, I know." Mrs. Johnson of! before you know it an they say it's very nice up al Bi Valley." "I'm nol going to Big Valley Pinky '- (irmly, struggling conlix. his resentment ol tl intinucd undisturbed—in fact cn- oying it, "but Ihc praying's not rclting through. With lhat layer t misery that's around the carlh ow. nothing call Bet through, 'lint's why he's disbanded the crvice for Ihc duration." "A messenger came lo colled ;!" "OK Iherc'ro plenly of messeiK*"- cers Ihero. Ihe ones who got slucVc here. Stranded. No contact with iplicro anymore." Pinky groaned inwardly, liow disappointing it all was. On the rain, in the back of his mind, there bad been one small consolation. "At least." he had thought, "no mailer what happens to me, I'll be in Ihc righl spot to put in a good word for Martha. I can watch over her. And maybe, in a way, I'll even bo able lo see ard louch the baby." Bui now he hope for now? what could (To Be Continued)

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