The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 22, 1944 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, June 22, 1944
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PAGE FOUR IBB 1LTTHEVILLE COURIEB HUB TBM (XXmOB I«W1 OO. B. W. aiDM, FnbUtfMT •' • BAUUXL J, MORRIS, Wtor ' MUM A.' \3ATBNS, ficte MtloB*! Adrarttdoc W*Uu» Wltmer Oo, N«» Tort. CttM«a, D»Ml, Atluta, trerr Aftenooo Xxcept Buo6*7 Intend u MCDDd elui m»tUr »t Uw port- oOlo* »t Blythevllle, ArUntw, under tet cJ Oo», October », U1T. . . > 'Serred by tin United SUBSCRIPTION RAT*8 * w» r«r-l f r 1n »h. -'» T of ft*, or He p«r Booth. " f . By ptf, within a realm of « mile*, |4-00 per , fl»r, HOD (oi ilx'monUu, (1,00 for tow* moaUu; J> ouiejuo MI roue long « 10.00 per T«M piy»b)e In. Terrific Opposition c 11 is not long since the epithet "labor bailer" or "labor halcr" was applied •to anybody who warned that unions, by '•'the attitude and actions of a minority, '•..were digging their own graves. ; Times have changed. Now union officials who have proved their devotion to (he principle of collective bargaining are issuing warning identical wilh ithose which only recently were so bitterly denounced. Why is this? Two items in the same 'issue of the-samc newspaper, one item ^from Detroit and one from Hot Springs, Ark., illustrate the situation. Five discharged war veterans had to be discharged by General Motors bc- •cause they failed (or refused) to pay union 'dues to the United Automobile .Workers, C. I. 0. Simultaneously, and without rcfcr- 'euce to this particular abuse, John .Pierce of Chicago, western director of •'C. 1. 0. war relief, warned the Aluminum Workers of America that "the •opposition to labor in the armed forces - is terrific." "We now,", he added, "can get some ^idea from these men what is going to J happen to us if we don't do something •about' it." James B. Carey, secretary of iho 'C. I. 0. and one of its keenest, strategists, andR. J. Thomas, president of "the United Automobile Workers, C. I. , 0., both have warned, labor recently in no uncertain terms that it is nlicnal- ' ing public support to a degree that may - prove disastrous. -> Those .who know ranking union officials have long been aware that mairy of them realize the short-sightedness ,of the attitude of many of their con, stituents, but did not dare speak out . ; openly against it. ; Apparently now they have reached 'one of two conclusions — either that the - rank-and-filc of organized labor is in- jtelligent enough to bo told the truth or that the unionism's attempts at suicide are approaching success, so closely that the truth must be told at any cost. We hope that before the men in •uniform are demobilized, organized labor will .have cleaned, house. Otherwise the working man is likely to sec most .. or all of his gains blasted away by a powerful 'bloc of men who were rising 'their lives in battle while a petty min- •ority of richly paid stay-at-homes sabotaged vital production. Reassurance -•-"." Secretary Hull speaks the will of a majority of Americans when lie assures Latin America that we have no idea of retaining military bases there after the .R few Americans feel that the free nations of Latin' America should be asked to grant us that cxlra-terri- toriality that we have renounced in . China. We would not for a moment think BLYTHEV1LLB, (ARK.); .COURIER NEWS of letting even Great Britain have a military base, say, in Maine, or Brazil one in Florida. Why should we expect to retain a military, establishment in Recife or Natal, or think that Britain should consent to. our maintenance of one in Trinidad? Slighted Jay W. Schwary., aged eight and a half, writes to a New York newspaper asking why there can't he a Children's Day. "Mothers and fathers have not only birthdays which arc celebrated, but also a Mother's Day and ;t Father's Day," he says. "We children have no such luck," We do not know Jay or his parents. Evidence that Papa and Mama probably helped Jay a bit with his composition suggests that ther arc not without a trace of humor and parental affection. In which event wo suspect., thai what Jay needs is to have Papa and Mamma shut, off the presents for a few days— in which case he probably will discover that while Mother and Father each has one day a year, Jay has 365 Children's Days of presents, appreciation and special kindliness. Atlantic Waif We are just beginning to gel some inkling as to how far from easy were the initial landings on the Normandy coast. For the first few days everybody wondered why the Germans didn't try harder to slop us. Now we have the answer—they did. They just weren't good enough to halt the Juggernaut we sent across the channel, though many thousands of American homes will learn eventually how much damage they accomplished. Perhaps the enormity of our venture and the difficulty with which—we are learning now—it has succeeded thus far will placate those hotheads who were all bothered because we didn't row or swim across the channel a year ago ^vilhout the long preparation thai now has made success possible. Critical ; A lens manufacturer sticks his neck out* by suggesting that diaper '*' cloth''Is n6t a critical material. Searching for a cleaning and polishing material that is absorbent and lintlcss, the manufacturer first tried the fabric used for Army raincoats, then shifted to bandage gauze, and finally moved on to diaper cloth. The theory was that the diaper material is not, like the others, critical. Maybe not. But we feel that we are doing the manufacturer a huge favor by not betraying his identity to the mothers of this country. They might want to argue the point. THEY WT Under today's stnndanl of Individual conduct there is apparently only one evil— tlial ot getting caught.— FEA Administrator Leo T. Crowlcy, • • • • The jXBlwar tnidgel even without provisions for debt retirement, will run somewhere, arouiul $20,000.000,000. Tills will be true wlicllicr wo linvc a Democratic or Renublicnn administration. — Ralph E. I-laiidcrs, president Federal Reserve Bank ot Boston. » • • -, f Ilierty lies in (he hearts of men and women; when 11 dies there, no constitution, no law, no court cnn save it; no constitution, now law, no court can even ilo much to help it.— Federal Judge Learned Ilnnd ot New York. * • » No mortem nation can survive nnd prosper without nir power.— CAA Administrator Charles I. Slauton. THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 1944- SIDE GLANCES . iBSfc ..- (/'• ^\ <ss-*.~ i ,^-iiiffllfc\ / . 'luCii j£--' * «. "" «* Nt* SERVICE. INC, I. U. RIG. U. S. PAT. OFF. V . '.-". i"Daddy, I've found :i wonderful fishing spot where we t-iiii spend_uiir_vanition—rifjlii near ;in Army air force '..'"...' . ••••«fgT\training camp, t""'"•'.' ,•••••-„• il\ " THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson IS MORE THAN A HUNDRED AMLES OUT IN THP ' HOW DOES MEAL GET THE NAME DOCTORS AIMNS, HOLLER. GKASSfCE AND RUFF ARE IN INDEPENDENCE, MISSOURI, ur ^ !l rc<lkfnst >:°"'"-o a k ,1 fast of probably more than urs ... or do you visit the ice box before retiring? NEXT: The First airplane Might over British territory. In Hollywood BY KRSKINR JOHNSON NKA Hlaff Corrrspnntlcnl We seldom write about Hollywood parties. They're usually pretty dull affairs at which you sip" bum Scotch nibble on tired hors d'oeuvres ami tall: (o people you don't know about tilings you (and they) don't 'Hiis party, though, promised to be different. And brother. It was! "Ole Olsen and Chick Johnson,' the Invitation read, "rue joins bark- to New York, it is an occasion oi joy In Hollywood. Now peace and dignity will return to our community. We want you to be in on the fun when we gang up on Cliick and Olc. Tlie shambles start at midnight at the It Cntc-Commit- lee for the Preservation of Peace mid Dignity in Hollywood." "Shambles" was the correct word. Clscn ano* Johnson were "tarred 1 with chocolate syrup and sprinkled liberally with feathers. They .'•o.ulrted seltzer water. They dismantled the room. Everybody drew pictures on the walls. The orchestra and waiters were dressed in night gowns and pajamas. We ate ^Boarding House with Major Hoople Out Our Way By J. R. Williams voue COLUMN ews A WALKS THE OI<=,7kN5C .BETWEEN GOSTOM UP VET, BUT I'M SURR HE VkOJJLDM'T WAMT VT-MO, MOR 1S-UKT EITHER/ WAIT A MINUTE THERE.' WHO'S DOIM' MY "MOIM" PER ME ? I'LL DO MY OWW NOIKJY HOLD "THAT. "l S-S-T. POM'T START THOSE.TRICKS-' IT'LL OMLY WORK OKJCE--THEM 17'LL BE HAECER 7O GET HIM -ro F^y osy MFOOL SVEfil-V WITHOUT THE H MICE YOG BLEsO THER -vy MOTHERS GET The Fog.Is Lifting BW;TTT--» ^ ">-/ nJnule." The lioys returned wearing worh- nen's overalls nnd carrying siuvs uul hainmera. They started ilLs- nlliiiK the room, everybody was given crayon pencils and told lo Iraw pictures on the walls' Everybody did while the manager of the )lnt:e, John Sehlotlcrbeck, looked nskancc' A squad of painters came n and hegiin painting the bandstand. Schlolterheck poured himself a double brandy. A cittecn :olony. l>ce docs not rule her WE FILL ALL DOCTORS' PRESCRIPTIONS AND SAVE SOU MONET STEWART'S Dms St«r e 1»ln «, L»k« Vhomt 1SU Spring anil Rammer TUNS-UP Save Gasoline . . . Save Tires. Get Ail-round Better Performance! T I. SEAT MOTOR CO. Chrysler Dnler Parti & Service IZ1 W. Aih Ph.n. 21 tt scrambled CBSS and ham and cars of corn decorated with pictures 01 Olsen and Johnson. It ivns » night! 'Ilierc lins neve: been a Hollywood parly like II. II all started off peaccabij enough. A hundred or so member of SFTPOPD in H. were conduct c themselves in a highly respect able manner, botlicring nobody a all. INDICTKII! Then Leo Carillo pot n|> ;md read nn indictment against Olsen p.iul Johnson, charging them with grand thett—"that they had willfully and feloniously am] with malice ntorc- Ibought. stolen certain antique R^RS from Fred All™. Jacfc Benny. Kd- dic Cantor nnd olltcrs. iniiiuling the estate of one Joe Miller, deceased." II was further charged that Olsen and Johnson had used said ?fles in their alleged motion pictures. "Ghost Catchers" and "Sec My Lawyer," and that lliev had been RCtllna away with "murder" for years. Without leaving Hie room, a jury decided they were gulHy. OUcn and Johnson were forthwith "tarred" and fealhered nnd then dumped lulo over-sized mall pouches consigned lo Mayor Pin- rello La Onardin at. city Hall, New York. The shlpplm; [ass rrad: "This parcel contains nncured bam. O))en at your own risk." Clsen nnd Joiuison, however, did not accede to such treatment without a strusglc. Olsen became the xpnkr-smnn for the team and in an impassioned defense sought lo convince the Hollywood experts that, their type of humor' was legitimate. Tl'icy squlrti-d scltzd water in comedian Hcnnv ynnni,-m3ii's fnce nnd then nskcd him It such a prank wasn't funny., wltli a frozen pan, .said he didn't, think so, although be admitted there was a certain clement o( surprise. Johnson tlicti produced a ciis- tard pie nnri applied It with perfect marksmanship to Yomigmati's face. "You'll admit that's funny wont you?" shouted cble. Yoimgmnn, still dead panning, wasn't convinced. He denied there »-a s anything particularly humorous In Belling a pie In the fnce, liNBKNDINC LESSON -V^=TT= 1 Our invisible liuir sole is HID finest shoe repair obtainable. No shank strain nr stitches — no break to leave itl moisture, dirt, etc. Try it. 'lit W.'.M « I.N ftT; Delicious Foods— Reasonably Priced 1 MARTIN'S CAFE Specialising In Delicious Steak Dinners Special Plate Lunches Real Southern Barbecue Sandwiches—Cold Drinks BEICR ON TAI> AND IN BOTTLKS 1M \V. Main JOHN FOSTER, Manager At..:.. *^ _. Tlione 565 DRS. NIES & NIES OSTEOPATH/C PHYSICIANS RECTAL DISEASES a SPECIALTY . .:: . (EXCEPT CANCER) OFFICE HOURS: )B:00 12:00 and 1:30-5:00 Clinic 614 Main BlythcTille, Ark. 1'hone 29Z1 GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing and Tire Repair WADE COAL CO. N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES Phone 2291 A Novel By'KETTrFRINGS M. 11)14. Kcl,l Frl,, B »_.tlNlrllmlcJ, 1!M4, NBA Strvlrr, Inc. TUB S( j:\Ki llonvcnlr Tlcml JuTictlun. lmlf->vny (toliil hrlivrcn thr I'^nTlh nTiri llic \'»IEry Tin; s'roilVi nl<1 ^Irr.. .fohnson. (lie K<.-<||>. In •.lllinK mi Ihr ,,nri-h Hflrr Miippcr ^li-!ri« l-Iriillj- m> nir- fiil. Pink]- U (IKtilTlicd whrn »hp NIIJ-FI tlinf (.'nd r* mil NrnilitiK- nu.v inure mr**,-i,pcr.N lo l^nrlh (hV lllirudnn. II urcinH (hr^ r.-lll'J Kct (liriiii^!\ Ilic ^itrriitintllnic Injrr nf mlm-rr. I'tukj hnil Ihuiinln he »il(rh( In 1 nlilr (o fccop ivntch ovt-r Mn yonnir \rlfc .ll:irlli» nnd tlic l»nlir thnc U Konn to bu l>om Ijut no\v ilcjilMlIrK of If. X EVENTUALLY Ada rose. "Mrs. Johnson, if that sailor boy shows up, would yon mind—" Mrs. Johnson nodded nnd with a. weariness ot tone, as though it were an old ritual: "I'll tell him you're down ,il Ihc Square, Ada." 1 They walchcd her limp off. "Poor thing," Emily commented, "I should think that up here she wouldn't need thai brace. I don't understand that. Can't she get rid of it?" "J£ she wanted lo!" Mrs. Johnson clearly showed her disapproval. "That's the trouble with her, you know. Likes it. Likes the sympathy it gets. Oil, I could tell you about a lot of the old hangers- on!" "I imagine. You've known them a long time, haven't you?" The meaning of the remark was not lost on Mrs. Johnson. She smiled primly, "Well, it you put it thai way, but I'm waiting lor Mr. Johnson!" "Well, that's nice." "Though, heaven knows, I shouldn't. Know what he told me once? Said he'd never live a day The trouble with the world," after me. A day! It's been yean Olc announced, "is that there has now. I looked down just the other been too mucli formality, too much evening. Working at the Stage dignity. People don't, unbend Door Canlccn—at his age, imag enough. Wallr-wc'll be back In a ine!" At this point Pinky gave up and vent inside. » , , r PHKHE was a large leather chair in the library, near a window, '-fe sal there for n while, looking around the room and counting the books just for something to do. lie could still hear their voices, but nanagcd now not to pay too much attention to them. He wanted to be nenr, though, in case they left. He stopped counting as he heard steps on the porch. It was Emily, :>ut she was only crossing lo the "wing. "What are you going (o do?" Mrs. Johnson asked in alarm. "Turn on the radio. Why? Stalin's on at eight, f think." "Oh, no, you don't. Not while Father's still in the house, lie won't stand for it." "You mean I can't listen to the rndio up here?" Mrs. Johnson sighed, "I know . . I.miss it, too. H was nice when lie used lo go to (he office . .. then I could have it on all day. Did you ever listen to 'Helen's Husband'?' "No radios, no newspapers! Yc gods." "I fell that way myself. I never did find out whether she Rot him back. There was another woman, you see, but poor Helen, she was FO involved with her career and her babies—let me see, Ihe last episode I heard—" Fortunately they were nil saved by the arrival ot someone moving toward them, down the street. For some reason, Mrs. Johnson closed up like a clam. Pinky leaned toward Ihc window lo look: It was a sailor, a Jewish sailor, a cute litlle guy. "Sorry, she's not here," Mrs. Johnson called out to him. "Had a dale, 1 think. Went oft somewhere, ages ago." "Oh thank you. I just thought maybe . "That's all right," Clearly dismissed, lie strolled on 'JVOT that it's nny ot my business," Mrs. Johnson observed, vhen the sailor had turned the corner— "Why didn't you (ell him Ada vent lo Ihc Square?" Emily inler- ruplcd accusingly. Mrs. Johnson continued calmly, 'Because after all, with all her 'aults, Ada is really a very nice girl . . . not that he's probably not j ill right, too—in fact—" , f "Some of your very best friends ire Jews, but—" Emily concluded for her. Emily's harshness was forgiven. 'It's true," Mrs. Johnson nodded calmly. "Individually they're jail right, but—" "Isn't he an individual?" "Now, look, Emily." Mrs. Johnson put down her knitling. "We iiavc to make the barrier line somewhere." Piiiky was just about lo call out in despair, when he realized that someone else was annoyed, too. The shutters at one of Ihe upstairs windows were ilung open with a bang. , "Mrs. Johnson!" The voice was firm and filled with displeasure. Mrs. Johnson sighed audibly. "Yes, Father. I'm sorry, Father." The shutters were closed again. There was a scraping along the porch, as Mrs. Johnson edged her chair closer to Emily, whispering as she did so. "I tell you, you have no idea what it's like. Can't go walking any place in this town without running into all sorls of people. Last night, in (he Square, Sammy Grass—soap-boxing! And getting away wilh it, too. listcninK to him. Disgraceful. decent person can't walk there anymore without having—" Again the shutters were opened. But no voice this time, A dead silence. Mrs. Johnson listener! for a moment, then continued reeking. Then, innocently, slic gUnced around, sniffed at Ihc flower-perfumed air. "Too nice, really, to be silling here. Maybe you'd like to take a walk, Emily?" She tucked her knitting into the side ot the chair. "Come on, Emily, I insist. It'll do you good." . (To Be Continued)

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