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ri-t-' {' kx.*>\}' ruim BLYTliEVlLLE OOUK1KK NKWS THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 1945 COURIER NEWS C, i npr _ri-icic in thp THE COURIER NEWS co. super-^riMb in.uitj H. W. HAINE8, Publisher SAMUEL P. MORRIS, Editor < I JAMES A. PATENS,-Advertising Manager Bole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wttiner Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit; Atlanta, Memphis. Supermarket <. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Enteicd RS second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 19i7. ~ -Served by the United Press -i SU BSORiPTION RATES By carrier In the city of BlythevlUe, 200 per week, or 85c per month. By mall, within a radius o! 40 miles, $4 00 per year, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three months, by mall outside 50 mile zone, $10.00 per J'car payable In advance. Polling the Pollsters \Ve hops that some day there will be a congressional investigating committee- to investigate the congressional passion 'for investigating committees. (Try reading it again, a little more slowly.) Too often it has seemed that invcsligaticn has been an end in itself, rather' than something aimed toward eventual legislation or- reform. -"*' And so vie have hoped. And that hope \vas revived with the publication ol a House Campaign Expenditures In- v2stigat:ng Committee report on Dr. Gforge Gallop's poll. Why the investigation was ever undertaken is some- tiling of a mystery, but here in brief are its conclusions: i* 1. The Gallup organi'/atkm sincerely tried to use scientific methods' in forecasting the results of the presidential rlecii n. v*, ?.'" Better sampling -methods are rvai'able, and Dr. Gallup should have *'• 3. The Gallup samples must either Ime'been inaccuiate or obtained by improper interviewing procedure, for the poll underestimated the Democratic vote in about two-thirds of I be states, 1 4. Dr. Gallup ought to publish "raw" figures as well as "adjusted" figures, \yhich take,,account of some imj.'onder- ables that don't show on 'an adding machine. Thus the public could diaw ils own conclusions. .i The only explanation for the investigation we can see is that Congress is going to start a free business-consultant service. That must be it. ^"The Gal'up poll is a private business specializing in the collection and marketing of bamples of public opinion. Its only market is newspapers. It does not undertake any surveys for individuals, private firms or political groups. It has no, government 'contracts. ^.Dr. Gallup operates in competition With fcur other leading poll takers."All fiv,e firms did well ~thjs year, artistically and, we hope, financially. They did well because none of them was off as much as 2 per cent in foiecasting the . actual results of civilian balloting for president > 1 So it is appaienl that, for these fiye films, accuiacy is not a matter of cdrtgressioni'l compulsion Accuracy is then bread and buttei Them as guesses closest gets the most business. And if the House committee's subcommittee oE'cvpeit government poll takers was 4ble to offer Dr Gallup any free tips on mcieased efficiency and accuracy, \s;e presume that he was duly grateful. _,But if Congress is going : to do that foi Dr. Gallup why shouldn't it do as much for his competitors, or for any Qlher stiiclly pnvate^nonwar business? ,* Well, anyway we hope the boys had a-good time investigating. Just tack the bill on our taxes, chums. On a morning when civilization was tottering its way along the rim of disaster, there arrived a letter enlisting our support in a nation-wide campaign. Our correspondent, n consultant lo chain stores and supermarkets, was deeply concerned. Danger threatens and action is imperative, wo learned, and for this reason- Mother.'; insist upon putting their young children in the wire push baskets which they wheel around to collect groceries. The evil, \vo learned on further reading, is two-headed. Children are getting hurt and bankclK are getting Lent, Apparently there is no solution except a program of national action. Ky the lime we had reached the end cf the letter we had also reached the conclusion tlial one of the minor hardships oi' wartime living risus from the fact that there are too many nationwide campaigns and too few groceries. Rationed Prophecy Since prohibition isn't popular in I his counli.v, how about strict rationing of prophecies on the war's duration by our civil and military leaders—say one prophecy every two years, beginning with those in 1944'.' SIDI GLANCES Announcements • The Courier News has been authorized to announce the following candidacies for the Municipal Election in April. municipal Judge age, too. And it's Hal Peary's snga ol u gcnl who registered a monstrous complaint with ASCAP. After working three months on a song, he lamented, ho heard the tune plny j ed by a local radio orchestra. /^BCAl 3 officials weve Indignant and asked the genius If the composer's name had been announced. "Sure," said the mental giant, "some punk by the name of Beethoven." Her Gift Delayed 11 Years ITHACA, N. Y. (UP)—Miss Inez J. Klsseluurgh, Albany, made a gift to the alumni fund of Cornel University through a b«nk draft In June, 1917, but for some reason the check did not reach the unlvorsl- 'v. As a result of a recent legal notice In an Albany newspaper listing he credit of Cornell, the check was sent to the alumni fund at the university — arriving in the same mall was Miss Killelburgh's 1914 irift to the fund. "While vein were bombing lllo Japs \ve h;ul sonic excitement ourselves—lie took his llr'si steps rind pulled n set •; •'• • of <iislies oil' the diniiif,' room table!" tk tM> okuwij ul Mlm tern* IB il *•* h »» »du»«wl«Un, tttt «Db>ot« <1M Into a White Hell Cut of the Heleliim Bulge battle news come the c^rihy vcmcotitar Iciti'.s, the uonsc of which cnly Aiiurlcans can. (;iT^.). Frlthcr Uic Ccrnv :v; nor ths Fvonch could puzzle out Brig. Gen. Anthony McAullItc's ....mill iejt-'cuon of the stnrentier ultimnlutn tit lj?.stot"c. aut the Nf.ils '-on icarned lo wntcli thtir ;!ep when nn ATneritan s:iys "Nuts." At. Bastcnr.e the Ynr.lrs iliowed the Germans thrt Ihcv r.ot 'only ; could Inke It biit could 'conic hack fighting. We do not know yel what . i,ic cB;,\!nHt;.s of vhc nelEhnn' bfttlle svill totft\ but we can guess that they will be heavy. Uclcic tl-.h battle some military clitic; were inclined lo discount the willingness of our doughboys to tnnsle. with the enemy without lull iUi.pKt frcni the nir, artillery nnd.tnnk forces. But Wcs Gallagher wrcts Horn the battle front; "Every Inch of grour.il being won by lliese dciiEhhoys cf tho -1st Army Is baing won on sheer guts nnd net on grand-scale strategy. The morale of the Nazi S. S. troora, high when Von Rtntls'cCt inwlc Ms brEak-lliroiigb into.Belgium (met Lusetnb:urg, slid downward rapidly today, American cfflaeis reycrted as U'.e dougUboss and tanks Advanced through n snow and sleet storm which turned the fighting in thfe mountains and forests Into n white hell." The fine menntng of "nuts" and "guts" may fvtzzle our foreign toes anfl frientls but by this tltr.c thrv s'.iorl.i be setting the General Idea. —LOS ANGELES TIMES. THIS CUfcOUS WORLD AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF THE EARTH As A OCCURS NEAR THE TIME WHEN OUR (&LOBE IS CLOSFSr TO THE SUN/ ;,VVHV IS THE SEVENTEEN-YEAR LOCUST 5O NAMED p ARE THE ONLY NATIVE AAVEKlCAM RePRESEfjTATIVES OF THE FAMiLV. 1-18 ANSWER: Because the insect goes;, into the ground. nUcv h:,lch- 3, '<*••• i-^.erge as an adult 17 years later. NEXT: Unpredictable GreenlanS. QUICK RELIEF FROM Symptoms of Distress Arising from STOMACH ULCERS DUE TO EXCESS ACID FreeBookTel!sofrlomeTreatm«nUli£t Must Help or it Will Cost You Nothing Over two million IvottlfsoftiioWIU.AKD TKKATMENThavfilieen Bold furrc'llofof symptoms ofiiislrCia arising rrojnC-iomach anil Duodanal Utters duo to Excess Acid- Poor. Digestion, Sfiur or Up&et Stomach Gacslness, Heartburn. Sleeplessness, etc. duo to Excess Aeld. Sold on JSd.iyK 1 trial I :j!< for "Wlllard'i Message" which fully thl.s treatment.—tree—at BLYTHEVILLE: KIRBY HI-WAY DRUG CO. ROBINSON DRUG CO. •ARMORBL: ARMOREL DRUG CO. SECURITY FARMS, INC* ^ In Co-operation With The UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT OFFERS FOR SALE STODDAKI) COUNTY, MISSO.UKl 2 IDS ftriit il cut over Him or In nit In 27 traits. Iran 80 lo :WO acres in fci/o. ,-:[)Vi>» trncti liai'e fur 10 K0°d imi'ros.ertieiils anil ore iiarlly cleared. A fi-iv :r:KH i,r<! li'itly clrur«a. The balance i« (ll-liiiilvr '»»«l- H" h011 la rich nlhivlnl Icilmni liir-.l. nllpl'ed lo grow-in,; cotton, corn, aoyljpaiiF, inn 1 , l.mi.l iv Krulrit'l'\ ll»''frrlile past central jiart or SludilarJ County, noriliufil of t'ikcston, Mii'ifil'rl. An opl'Ol'lunily to nurctmstl and develop 11 fai-m til J.iur <\vu. MISSISSIPPI-NEW MAI>R!I» COUNTIES, MISSOURI 2IOS Acres localc.l r.j |.v>«iiiir.'cly J inllcn wtitli of East Vrnirie. ilijwuri. Laud i.fftTel it; VI tn.'i.-. nwInK Ill size /rom 60 lo -ISO scree. Mevr-n iracls have' so.nc, iri!|imvmii'nl« anil are partly cleared, A few of jli-i liatu ire imrlly rlfjiitil Tlif rrtnnimlor ol land is cul over tunlH-r. Jtlcti allovl.il liollotn land, |-nrlirul,my good for growing cullon, corn, soybeans, ailii l,!f:i]fi. NEW MADRID COUNTV, MISSOURI .Two KO-Acre t.-iifls. ;', !-•! miles nortlni'est of Bopkcrlon. Missouri. Farms' J'arEly cleared ami ini] tovtil wilh now live-rnojn Jimisrs, baina, suioktf Jioiifi's. nonllr). iK.utis nnil srnilsry jirivwi. (Jonil cullnu. corn, soybcu'l anil ullalfa Innd. An ci'in.ilunity lo jiurfliaso your own Louie. PEMISCOT COUNTY, MISSOURI I'wo SO-Acr.j li.'.i'ts, -i :i-J L»ile.« r,orllj*ve.H of PaFcola, Missouri. Si'coml LTrmin (in.ijer ori all tlio land. Good cotton, corn. Ktiylieaii anil alfalfa j:mil ivlii.-] il, .ireil. IA.<;IU-J near good gravel road. Two rioir drainago <!ili-]it!3 cross tjiicla. On,- cf ll:( tji>.^t unclr ; ared 1410 acres in tko area. Sealed bids on approved forms will be received by the Regional Business Manager, Farm Security ^dmlnUltalion, S12 Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis 1, Indiana, unlil Z:00 p.m., C\VT, February 10 1945 and then opened. To secure bid forms, details of sale, etc. write or see: Ralph M. 1'aUensill, FSA. Supervisor, Armory Building, Charleston, Missouri; Jewell J. Richardson, FSA Supervisor Post Office Building, Carulhersville, Missouri; Paul II. Meyer, f'SA Supervisor, Post Office Buildlns, Dexter, Missouri; Paul McWilliam FSA Supervisor, Courlhouse, Kennett, Missouri I.ee H. Ellis, FSA Supervisor, Shainberg Building, New Madrid, Missouri; Ceci Tlioris, FSA Supervisor, 301 S. Main Street, Poplar Bluff, Missouri or Kenneth C. Callaway, Manager, Security Farm's, Inc. Post Office liuilding Sikeston, Missour FOR HALE CONCRETE STORM SEWER ALL SIZES Cheaper Than Bridge Lumber Osceola Tile & Culvert- Co. Phone GDI Osceola, Ark. Buy Your Winter Supply of WOOD and KINDLING While It Is Available. PLANTATION OWNERS' SPECIAL PRICE ON 100 RANK LOT51 BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Blytheville, Ark. Phone 2911 Dr W. A. Taylor Veterinarian Phone 453 At Phillips Motor Co. Office Training Shorthand, Bookkeeping and Typing MRS. L. M. BURNETT 1010 Hearn Phone 3270 GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING? 24 Hour Service Alsxi— Vulcanizing tnd Tire Repair WADE COAL CO. N. Hwj. fil CEILING HRIC13S Phone 2291 SAY Measu-cd in terms of cffectheness, the Anny launder strength Whit we need are 7.700.000 hfghlv effective men—Secretary of War Henry I> Stimson i "he la-s cf oi'.c or two islands docs not iratur. Tlie Philippines litvc an extensive area nncl \ve cnn lij'nt freely to our hearts' ctntent. I shall write a brilliant hktory on the Philippine Islands.—Gen. Tomoyukl Yaninshita, Jap i ; ,.illppincs •jomnif.ndcT, The need rf more, men by the Army will mean n further squeeze en th? supply of civilian workers, v.il'.\ the real effects to sVow vii) in lute Jsnuniy cv February.—rn.nk S. Whiting, WPB cirici.ii. As Individuals thrv (the Jnpi) arc probably the r.-st ttisgctl ir.m we arc lighting in any thratcr.—Lt.-Col. John Y. McUonough of New York, tack frcm Ksiixin. In Holly wcort BY.ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Slaft 'Correspondent HOLLYWOOD, Jan. IS.—SHORT TAKES: : Producer Edwin Knopfs iresent to Greet parson nt the, iomptellpn of "Vnlley of Decision' vas n box of pencils—because .Greer ewrlles so much of her scripts. Guardsman" at Columbia studio. "What's' your hurry, fella — Hedy Lainarr will wait, won't she?" asked Whole sole your worn footwear for Winter and obtain sturdy wet resisting soles, greally lengthening the shoe's life. Planters Hdw. Co., inc. home of SHERWIN-WJLLIAMS PAINT DE LAVAL MILKERS and SEPARATORS GOULD'S ELECTRIC WATER PUMPS U. S. BELTING and PACKING CANDLEWICK'CRYSTALWARE COMPLETE LINES OF HARDWARE Phone 515, Blytherille, Ark. replied Loder. "I'm worried about (he cook. Shes threatened to ,u!t « her scripts. I'm into for dinner again." The- PO- i j . Dick Powell's next film at liceninn 'understood, locler didn't . RKO will be another murder mys- ery. since his click as the rough and tough detective in "Murder, My Sweet." ... Van Johnson is setting a new style. He was at WAY OUR PEOPLE a ***** >»/ W A k *^U>v/jrUU LIVED 5et a iicfcet. AMEOHK INVENTS AGAIN DON AMEOHE, the fellow who ! Invented l!ie telephone, will top gray s"'\ white-shlrl black ue,;--,.-, st -^ Mm] red socks, brown snoes^-nnd n wliitc ^ / . — — . .,.,.:_._ vest. . . . Five minutes before her wll ° ninrriase lo John Payne, Gloria tie Haven' discovered that, although she had something old. something new nnd something blue, she didn't have anything borrowed, Ann Rutherford, In the wedding party, kindly obliged by tafclnj; off her stockings and letting Gloria \vi them. I John Loder was slopped by I motorcycle officer on bis way home from work in "Tlie Fighting fit • Di.u.tulcdb, NEA5,,,kc,ln< R. CECIL LOWTHER had been in Augusta only five dnys bill ho had already become a man of iiiveiiled as cmfcreiit'lhirigsi distinction. This was due to gossip which, as most people of mature intelligence have learned, is a powerful force in small communities—and also in large communities. Harvey Earlc remarked detective v.lio makes passes at In-1 ,to a group of his friends that Mr. gtid Bergman in "Spellbound," as Lowlher had a remarkable resemblance to the Earl of Lonsdale. He had seen a pain ling of the nnd nr, a tiomboue-playiHK Irish | noble lord, and, "God bless me!" •For a radio personality. Bill Goodwin is doing nil right as a movie actor. You'll sec him in three new movies—as Hie wolfish house H " ll0!! ' 5 «*™ " rcss i u , sbatl( | | n "i nc cudlary Blonde" Our Boarding House with Maj.Hoople Out Our Way By J. R. Williams HMPU' I 6UEC,9\f|NOEHO, 'D BETTER GET n HfcCKLEvOESJ.'yOUR CAUED A^SSEL VMEM WE ^'OOED WcR. — UVTLE DID HE SHE'D RfVWER TKfAW CHiXSSGE VOUR SPECTACLES, \\W NOT8EPS^fcno-^f4^^M2ED WOOPLE, N& VJORKIN5G "3WU DISPOSITlOM ? r < '{ IF VOa DOM'T KEEP •5-A THESE THiMGS OUTSIDE • V YOU'LL HA.VE ME «i " V^ 1 A HOSPITAL.' III WELL, BS CAREFUL-- \ THAT'SMVBEST \ DO3.' VOLI DON'T .-) FALL OVER. EVERy / DOG YOU SEE. OM \ TH' STREETS --1 THIMK. } YOU DO THM OM J PURPOSE, SO I'LL KEEP 'EMCXJT.' heard saynn:, "And here's a one for the jive fans." cop witli Gloria Jean in "Fairy Taie Murders." Bill has quit radio announcing fcr footl. lie says, but, he hasn't given ii|i the air entirely. He recently broke his nnnouncitig contract with Burns nnd Allen to be- \ conic the comedian on the FranK he said, "this Mr. Lowlher is his very spit and image." "Hc couldn't be the Earl's son, could he?" This from Henry Jewell, a cattle breeder. "By gum! I have it!" exclaimed Einntra show, is about to sell his Nat Poole, editor of the Chronicle. "Why, we-all must bo blind. The family name of the Earl of Lons- cwn prasriun, co-starred with Phil, Silvers. ...Mr dio, LcoMiui back at 15 years in ra- : dale is Lowlher. I read Inat just ,1io, Bill says Ihe funniest thing', the other day, and this fellow must that ever lia|)psnci! !o him left an be his nephew, or some relative, if entire network blushing. Bill anci a not his son." hot swing band were making roc- "Related in some way, I guess," ords In a radio stueilo one day diir- said someone else. "But why is he Ing the Philadelphia Symphony coming here to buy cotton? It's oichcstro iTCgrom. An engineer pushed the wrens button. As the PhlladelFhir, Symphony started to piny Beethoven's Fiftii. Bill was was just perfect—or as nearly perfect as one might reasonably expect. Following the custom of that epoch there was a prodigious amount of food. The dinner began with turtle soup; Augusta was too far from the coast to have oysters at any season. Then came fried trout with melted butler; and after the fish came a succession of roasts. Roasl ham and baked sweet potatoes came first; then baked wild turkey with a dressing made of walnuts and corn meal, and some vegetable dishes, asparagus, beans, and boiled rice. Following the baked turkey there came a sherbet, then a course of cold venison and cheese, with slewed corn. The desserts included huckleberry pic, sweet ">otato pic and corn fritters with syrup. Before jlhe guests wen', to the table n glass ol sherrj \vas served and during tho'.linner one migh have a choice of Madeira wine or beer. There was neither coffee nor a E00 d paying jobj of course, but i shouldn't think he'd need it," .. Hc doesn't need it," chuckled hot Joseph Hulchinson, with a laugh. I "Them young Englishmen are up { to all kinds of pranks — shooting gorgeous blonde skipped the ti ecrs in i nc tia and running little at BHllngslcy's Cafe Trop- s i,ops in distant places, and cx- " ; ic.s, siyinq. "I h:\ve to -.vatch my Us- ploring, and conquering native me." Commented Bert Gordon: siatc^ ju s t for the fun of it. "Forget 1 it — no use both of us -wouldn't put it beyond him." wnlcbing H." TALKING HORSE? When the day of the Earlcs' EDDIE LOWE and Brcnda Joyce dinner came around Mr. Lowlher considered not only a close ivUI have. ths strangest snpyorlh'iS relativc - of an English iord but ' NOTWITHSTANDING Kilty they 'all wHl spar,-.; v.ncsl The film Earjo's anxiety over the dm- e the lypa »J entertainment "or, and her gnawing fear that v associated with Walt Dis- something would go ridiculously veal veoplc Rud real '.wrong in Die service, or that some ad of cartoons. It's dish would be burnt to. a crisp or one wny «f sdlvliiR the nclor short.- hardly ^cooked at. lill, everything lea, but milk was given to tho:i who desired it. .. • •- . "D'you know old Balaam Gun ler, any o£ you?" Joseph Hulchin son nskcd during ;. lull in thi conversation. "1 mean Hainan irom across the river in Soul', Carolina." His gl .nci: .circlci around ths table and rested o: William Claylon. "Oh yes, Willian you know him, unless my in em ory's wrong." "Old Balaam," said Mr. Clayio ponderously. "Surely. I used I know him well. Bought his cottoi but I haven't seen him in sovcra years. Has anything happened t him beyond the usual mishaps life?" / "I saw him today," said M Hulehinson. "He passed throu; Augusta in quite a caravan. Bi laam, his wife, sons, daughter niggers, horses, cows, goats, and even some coops full of chickens. Going to Alabama. ..I .thought maybe some of you had seen him nnd his* folks," ' : .-;',...;...: ; J.< .'.\ T DID see them, I think," said •*• Ella Clayton. "They come cross the bridge nnd passed right ' me on Washington Street. ' ere there three big covered agons, pulled by oxen?" ' "Yes, three large wagons. Cones- iga wagons," Mr. Hutchinson onlinued. "Old Balaam and the ien rode horses." "The older man had on a leather oat and a coonskin cap with Ihe oon's tail hanging down his back." 'That's right. Well, I was riding round the town as T do every ay, to look after things, when I i'w Balaam and his string of agons ambling along, and I rode itK them as far as Rocky Creek." "There arc so many Carolina cople crossing thai bridge every ay on thcic way to Alabam, as hey call il, lhat I don't pay atlcn- ion lo them any more," said Wiliam Clayton. "Lots of land in lie middle scclion ol South Coro- ina is worn out. Poor farming methods. The land is not rich in ; he first place, they never rotate he crops, never use fertilizer, and. rains waslt the soil into gullies. Then when they can't make a Hv^ ^ ng any more they start for Ala-' 1 bama to ruin some more land." That wasn't Balaam Guntcr's .rouble," said Joe Hutchinson. "I nsk"l him why he was going to a wilderness lo start over at Ins age, and he said his part of South Carolina was getting too crowded anrl he couldn't stand it, so he's going where there ain't any neighbors." "Crowded!" exclaimed 1 Robert Harrison. "Why over there in that Godforsaken backwoods the h6uses are miles' apart, What does he expect to be? The only inhabitant?" "Balaam said that this spring a newcomer sellled down within half a mile of his place," Hulchinson said, "and there are several neighbors wilhin two ! or three rmles. . .He. said he fell hemmed in, so h'e's on his way.^,*!|j5.Svv*'^ ;' ' : .'.' (To Be (JonUrtut4);v^..M!j

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