The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 19, 1945 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 19, 1945
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BLYTHEVILLE.COURIER NEWS f HE .BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS %, THE COURIER NEWS CO. '* H \V HAINES, Publisher '*, SAMUEL T KORRIS, Editor JAMES A GATENS, Advertising Manager ' . '! Sole National Ad\ertlslng Representatives: • Wallace Wltmer Co, New York, Chicago, De^ trolt, Atlnnta, Memphis .," Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday . ' * ^ __ Entered us second class matter at the post* 'Office'at Blythcvlllc, Arkansas, under act of Con. : gress, October 9, 1917. • ' . . Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES } Bv carrier in the city of BljtheUlle, 20e per £ .week, 1 or 85c per month. c By mail, within a radius of 40 miles, $4.00 per > year, $2.00 for six monttis, $1.00 for three months; by, hirill "outside 50 nUle zone, $10.00 |>er year ^ pajable In advance An Excellent Proposal In a letter to War Mobilizev James ' P. Byrnes, CIO President 'Philip Murray bus sakl: "The sole question before the American people today, is the most ; efficient method of obtaining the manpower necessary to produce the war material that we need." Mr. Murray does not believe that national service legislation is that most " efficient method A many Americans dibagiec \\ith him Nevertheless his summing up of the .situation is admirable—admirable because in. its simplicity and obviousness it is so far removed from the punitive expedition against the 4-Fs which Congress seems • to be plnnning. Even moie admirable is the proposal ot Mr iluuav and olhei CIO leiul- eis that Mr Byines call immediately a L conference of leaders from industry, laboi, aeiicnituic and goveintncnt (in- ; eluding, it mav lie hoped, members of ^ Congiess) to make an^inlelligcnl, 01- deily mquii} into manpo\\ei needs. ^ Their tusk would be to find out • pieeisUv \\heie piodnction is short; to t promote efficient utilization of man- r, powei and faciliticb, to inquire into substandaid p,iv and disunminatipn as possible causes of shoitajres, to make equitable airaiigements foi tiansfer of uoikeis to tight laboi aieab, to try to put an end to overlapping and contra. tlictoiy policieb and operations of gov- iii eminent atrencies. ; Such a confeience is long overdue. Theie has been too much playing off of one gioup against anothei bv the government llicie have been too many and too frequent disagreements between go\ eminent agencies, There, have • been roo manj occaiioiis when agencies have bee numvillmg to consult with ^ pipduehon 01 laboi expcits outside of ' government befoie issuing oiders which often ha\e tinned out to be unfair pi-' unworkable. This conference .would not solve.the countiv's manpowei and piodtiction pioblemb But it is a necessaiy prelim- maiy to their solution Dollar-a-year men, ciiafted fiom then puvate pursuits, have done ,\n appieciated and generally excellent job. But in the Washington atmospheie of conflict, confusion and limitation, thev have not d pne excejleijtly enough , Mj|Sffg|lalJon J neeHs tiuai fl^h'fnjm their, noh-'goveinment jobs, \\ho have coped with todaj't, pioblems, at their point of impact, who aic not afflicted with "Potomac fevei," and who can pass along to the conference's government membeis new knowledge and a clear and vigmous appioach. We do not thmk that Mi Murray would dispgiee that the most efficient ^method of lelieving out piesont short- j ages is thiough the demociatic method ,.of e\eiy citizen's doing his part in the war A,nd it would seem that if the gov- .einment heeds Mi Mini ay's, suggestion, it might assign to each citizen his ; Pail with fan ness and efficiency. Finer Psychiatric Screening The soldier \vho confessed to the murder of Sir Eric Tcichman, British diplomat, was, according to an Army psychiatrist, "a mentally defective homicidal degenerate." After examination, the psychiatrist found his mental age to bo about 9 years, and that' he suffered from "a constitutional psychopathic condition of emotional instability and explosive and primitive sadistic aggressiveness." Psychiatric testa are part of iiuliitT" tion physical examinations. There arc psychiatrists attached to camps in this country whose job is' to weed out (he Obviously unfit who passed the initial mental test. There are other psychiatrists near the 1 combat areas who assist in the treatment of combat neuroses. 1 It seems odd that such an obvious degenerate as this killer should have gone through intaicuon and training and spent some time in England wilh- ( out his deficiencies being discovered and acted, upon. Of«courso, he is only one among almost 12,000,000 servicemen, xo perhaps the psychiatrists s'honld .not be judged too harshly. Hut one might also wonder how many more like him havo'slippeil through examinations unnoticed. A finer initial screening and more observant check-ups would..seem to be in order, if crimes perhaps of even greater international consequence than the Tcichman murder are to bo averted. PK1DAY, JANUARY 19, ^^T^XtTl^ 4£ it !l 'I (loii'l iimlcisfa'nd llio club's "vdiit concern over the '' iilfilH ol (he wiiile collar iiiiin \vlieii most of.our luis- j _^_^.. .... . bands wear sot'l sliii'lsj" ' ' View* of R*predaoUan In UJj column ol edltorUIi fnm M I* IB teknawledcmuit of tan* to tlw mbjeoti On Parking Double . Some sort of n new higifin our experience wns reached a few days ago wlicii we came up lo a miniature traffic Jnm and found H caused by n, large private automobile parked well out from the vehicles ensconced in curbsldc parking places, flip driver's place was empty ntul on the light side of the front seat there wi>s n-vcry charming looking lady knitting placidly away. Menh\vh«e : . formidably large trucks edged past and smaller cnvs and trucks and thinyn look tholr chnnces nntl waited • their turn to «et going along Stlietr ..api:otntcd ways,,.Traffic was,, weaving whilo the lady was .knitting." It hnVtlly seems necessnrj- to point nny moral? . —COMMERCIAL APPEAL. • so tmnr As we linve n tremendously strong land strength cm Luzon. It is certain lhat the enemy will meet up vvllh stiff resistance slioiilcl Me proceed with hts rnsh advances.— -Tokyo radio. • • ' « Lnck of tmlly among the European Allies, aiul nbove all, the attempts to organize (he \vorlcl without the Soviet Union am] even asnhist it, created a sltiintion that made possible the rapid revival of German imperialism.— A. Polevoi, Red Slar military writer. • • « ^ Inasmuch as taxes are going lo continue very f ^burdensome and ,liea\y \ Int. tlieVnostwar period, it N\ill be nccessiiy to work out Inequalities and' certainly make the system such that Individuals Chn understand It.— Rep. Joseph w. ATnrtin of Mavsachusetts. • • » I feel lhat the German offensive has already done what, my trip was Intended (o achieve— lo make Hie home front realize the danger of plnnnlng a return to civilian Job., prematurely and the absolute necessity of continuing «. big war effort.-War Manr.wer Commissioner "paiil V. McNutt In Paris. • • . As far ns I can determine, controls on present production seem lighter than at any lime within the last two years, with every effort being made to hold production of rivlllnn goods nt levels lo meet minimum civilian requirements. Frank S. Whiting. WPB official A TEMPERATURE CHANGE OF 32 DEGREES WAS RECORDED IN O/Vfi" MWtJTg' . ( FROM 12.° TO 44°T : ''IN DAMP WEATHER, MATCHES SOME SPECIES OF - EMER6E FROM THE Ea?AS iY0£V£i0f>£0 f^OC NOT AS TADPOLES. . corn, isjs BY NPA sraviCE, 1. M. RLC. U. D. PAT. Or r NEXT: Another of Nature'sjconlribiilions (o Ihe war. "t | © In Hollywood ' BY liltSKINE JOHNSON NKA Stuff Corrcsiioiulciit HOLLYWOOD, Jail. 10. — EXCLUSIVELY YOURS: M-O-M is bidding for the screen rights to Frank Fay's Brpadway hit, "Harvey." If the deal jells, William Powell will play .the F«y role, . ,. , The b[>[li<>s!beau|iful-^Yat; JoliiLsoiJ: nnri Esih'cr'' Williams—ivfl) jjetitOT gethcr in M-G-Ms "Early to Wed'' Scr a uicky South American dance routine. Incidentally, it wasn't Johnsons film fame, but his mastery cf tlw rhiimbn and samba that attracted attention on'his recent trip lo Mexico. . . . Ginger Rogers and Lana Turner not only don't meet in M-G-MX "Weekend at the Waldorf," in which both are starred, but, they also don't meet outside the pictui'e. It's Hollywood's latest feud. . . . liert Gordon's suggested slogan for Reno: "Marry in Hast?—Repeat at Leisure." AIMUJTT i C'OSTF.LI.O 1HUSTLE TilK E L E A N O II i'O Wl',1,1.- OU!N FOUl) bambino is due in hvn months. . . . Hnil Abbott and C'cslello arc spronfing sidc- tiirns for llipir new Univnv>al lltcl;cr. -Tlic \.iugMy Ninr.lics." ... rrnilucer-ilircctor Sam White i'i i'-isins Marian Anderson fop the all-\c;ro sequence in the movie Announcements The courier News has been au- :borlzcd to announce the following inndldaclcs for the Municipal Election In AprlJ. Municipal Judge GEORGE W. BARHAM Stoek Kirby Stores FARMERS We have plenty of Trnn Hoof- Ing and flough Cypress Barn Timbers. 3 Year FHA Terms If desired. E. C. Robinson Lumber Co. QUICK RELIEF FROM Symptoms of Distress Arising from STOMACH ULCERS OOETO EXCESS AC8D Fr*«BooHell50fHomeTreatmenttlial Must Help or It Will Cost You Nothing Over two million botllos of tlioAV 1 LI<AH D TUKATMENTlmvolKcnsoliifon-dlcfor anil Duodenal (jlcm duo to E<cess Add— Pw Dl(«ttt»rt, Sour or Upsel Stomach, Q«>lruu, Heutbiun, Slceplcuness, etc., duo to Cites* Acid. Sold an 15 days' trlall Ask for "WUlOTi'i Message" ichlcli fully ejplalna tbjs treatment—fr«—at BLYTHEVILLE: KIRBY HI-WAY DRUG CO, ROBINSON DRUG CO. ARMOREL: ARMOREL DRUG CO. FOU SALE. CONCRETE STORfll SEWER ALI, SIZES Cheaper Than Bridge Lumber Osccola Tile & Culvert Co. Phone 691 Osceola, Ark. Dr. W, A. Taylor Veterinarian . Phone 453 ; See At Phillips Motor Co. Office Training Shorthand, Bookkeeping ;u Typing .MRS. L M.BURNETT i 1010 Hearn I'lionc 3Z70 SECURITY FARMS, INC. In Co-operation With The UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT OFFERS FOR SALE STOIJIMKD COUNTV, MISSOURI MISSISSIPPI-NEW MADRID COUNTIES, MISSOURI 2inj Acru locjlc-l iivr'niumiriy J miles soulli gf Kasl I'nirie. Missouri. L.ninl (.fh'ivl it. "I I'ni-iv inuring h\ aiiy from 09 ty 4S>D ucrct, ICti-i-cn • tnifls fi.tvc btuu> tj.'|ir.>viiiien(i ami are jiartly cltartil. A IVu p of 'IiV Irani jrc ijnrlly iK'nrc.l Tlie rnnniuilcr or land Is nil u\tt limber. Kiel) '• ttUuvjtl liouoin litnd. l artirul.vfjy yood for KruwiiiK colli>n, corn, soyln-uiis NKW MADRID COUNTY, MISSOURI <jl!t; fn-u fty-Aori- irriris .: 1-1 iriiu-s imrllluesi of Uopkertoii, Stissouri. FarVii*'-: ji;iri]y fitan-'l and iiuiiuvvil with nuw fivv-roojji liouscf, burns, biiiotu liunw. i>oullry lu.ims ar.J arnliary i/rivics. tloi'nl couuu. corn. soybwiM -luil :vUnlf;i hiiul. An c]»;x,nuiiUy lo |jurchaso your o\vu liomc. I'EMISCOT COUNTY, MISSOURI ' - lr: .. .i :ui j'.illfj hOflliwi»| of Poscola, llissouri Soron.l lm;wr nn fill Ilic tatii). OooiJ colton. com. toybnu uiiJ altalf* '•ma wlicn ill, mil, Lucnlrj uf>:,l isooil Kravel rO;id. Tvm UP , V .Irainuaj i.uciii-3 cro-is iincis. OIK- if [In- losl unctrarvd 100 urn's in llio arm. Sealed bids on approved forms will be received by the Regional Business Manager, ttmn Security Administration, 342 Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis 7, Indiana, until 2:00 p.m., CWT, February 10, 19J5 and then upcned. To secure hid forms, details of sale etc «rile or .see: Kalpli M. Palteriglll, FSA Supervisor, Armory Build'-' "iff, Charleston, Missouri; Jewell J. Kichardson, FSA Supervisor, Post Office nullilhig, Caruthersville, Missouri; Paul H. Meyer FSA Supervisor, Post Office Building, Dexter, Missouri; Paul Mc'william, FSA Supervisor, Courthouse, Kenncll, Missouri I,cc li. Kills, VSA Supervisor, Shiiinberg Building, New Madrid, Missouri; Cecil Thorn, FSA Supervisor, 301 S. Main Street, Poplar Bhitr, Missouri. or .. • Kenneth C. Callaway, Manager, Security Farms, Inc. Post Office .Buitdinjr ' Sikcston, Missouri Buy Your Winter Supply of WOOD and KINDLING While It Is Available. PLANTATION OWNERS' SPECIAL PRICE ON 100 RANK LOTSi BARKSDALE MFG. CO. i Blytheville, Ark. Phone 2911 GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING: 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing »nd Tire WADE COAL N.Hwy, 61. CEILING PRICES Phone 2291 : 0ur Board ing House with Maj.Hoople Out Our Way By J. R, Williams HE DAMKSED ^OU ENOUGH ? ^OM& MORE 3Otie LIKE TH W, PIKE, AMD I'LL FURMISH A REAL ACCIDENT- ._ OpEIJlMG iAG OM n\V( RkDio <3HOyJ ^30R ?—COMlMGTO TlAE TUD|OI60THlTBVftM AUTO, AMD TvAcD ASKED ME IP x'D DAV^ASES ~ X TOLD HIM >, HE ALR.eA.DY DAWAGED we EMOOGH KYUKC.-HYUK..' GREAT CAESAR, PlKE/ LOOK. OUT/DUCK.' M^V J H^ L pp A 1?J;v H -, H Slk ^ " TH ' X ~' S HCAVME SQUARES HIM- E'siSsR" f"""""'^"-? ISlsr^/Savi^^r version of "Pcojilc Are Funny." . . ...Turlian licy, tlic great lover, finalls gets :v chance lo live up 10 all that publicity lie has liccn gel- ting. He Uisscs lli e girl (Merle Oberon) for Ihe first time on (lie screen in "Night in Paradise"." . Dob Iloric joins Jack licnny as co- istdr of 'l.h^ Ing March of Dimci •shdHtai -Carnegie Hall January 20 First it was double features nnd no\v-It's'double roles. Dick Powell will soon be seen as Defective Phillip Marlowe in "Murder, My Sweet'' for RKO. At Warner Bros., Humphrey Bogart k playing the same Phillip M.lilowe in "The Big Sleep," a story by ihe same author. . .' . Jack Carson says he knows a gold- digger \n Hollywood whose only emotion' is having a lump sum in the throat. . . . What's this about no more jokes concerning Bing Crosby's loud shirts on his airshow? The order is official but it did not originate with Der Bingle. Before Stella Unger sold "Cabbages and Kings" (o M-G-M for 100 G's, she had her problems with Hollywood. She once submitted a story titled "The Optimist" to a producer, without so much ns reading It, handed it back, saying: "You and I know what H means, but the average audience is 12 years old. liow many of them will know it's an eye doctor?" * • • » NEW ON SKATES ilOI.LYWOOl) CASTING: Soulful- cycil Cheryl Walker, who plays an Ice skater in "It's a Pleasure," never put on a pair of skates before the picture .started. . . . Sophie Tuckers Dianisl, Ted Sli.iplro, has hit the blue chips with a song, "Home For a j,Htl e While". His royalties lo date: $12,000. . . . Tlio De- pnrdiTcnt of Justice has launched an investigation Into the operations of Technicolor, Inc.. lo determine whether it is operating In violation of the Sherman anti-trust law. At least !t should be the ycau's most colorful investigation. Whole sole your worn footwear for Winter and obtain sturdy wet resisting soles, grcally lengthening the shoe's life. vJ^«3S*$!0;l .SaSi^^^lS^ Planters Hdw. Co., inc. home of SHERWIN-WILLIAMS PAINT DE LAVAL MILKERS and SEPARATORS GOULD'S ELECTRIC WATER PUMPS U. S. BELTING and PACKING CANDLEWICK CRYSTALWARE COMPLETE LINES OF HARDWARE Phone 515, BtytheYille, Ark. ^•* .i. x - • "•:!&• ~~" '"•• ~"jy^~~> "7^ i | '• THE POUBLE DEALER t.p, Ml » l .>J.?iS" LUA SS ' -| r-( rri^ ^ - ' - - . ; " ' Ml.ntf-re. ^ !__'_! r-LIVED A GEORGIA TOWN IN 1807 V 'HEN the dinner was over the lh Enrk ." ladies rose fro:" the table at [brandy. a signal from Mrs. Earlc and wen, inlo Ihc parlor, leaving the gen- tl;mco to their brandies and tod- dir.5. As nalurnlly ns wafer runs downhill the conversation flowed into the perennial, inexhaustible subject o. cotton. "We were paying only 18 cents for middli'ig today," Clayton remarked. did it all, did it all, did it all," said .Robert Harriso - huskily, thrumming the table with his fingers. He had drunk tor much A bee usually gathers from only one kind of flower In a single day. Visit Us In Our NEW BUILDING Located at 121 E. Main St. T. L SEAY MOTOR CO. Chryslcr.Dealcr - Parts & S*rric« 121 E. Main rbtoc 2U2 "Thai 1 quit, n comedown from last season, said Harvey Enrle, "and it makes me uneasy. I'm li /iding over .. lot of codon thai I paid 20 and 21 cents a pound for. Do you think (he price will com: back?" "I don't know, I'm sure, but to be on ill safe side we must pay trie 'ar: icr less. There's no sense i:i buying cotton at 20 cents a pouiu. and selling it for 17 or 18. What are your ideas on this subject, Mr. Lowther?" . "My instructions," the Englishman veplicd, "arc to yay the current price, whatever that may be, but never to go above the price of the previous year, eh, what?" "So you see how it is," Harvey Earle said, nodding to Wil'iam Clayton, "pay the current piroe, he says, but never exceed last year's prices. The tendency is ,downward." ! "Yes, we must expect that," .was Clayton's comment. "There's a bigger crop this year (ban there ;was last year, and hist year's was Iho biggest up to that time. Twenty years from now this region—I mean the whole South—will not only grow cotton, but will think jut it is really only 14 or 15 years. Whitney invented his gin in 1793. Nobody ever expected in those days that cotton would ever be an important crop." "It took a Negro all day to get the seed out o_ five pounds of [cotton and talk cotton the .lime. The whole world's supply (Will be raised here. How it is •going to afreet our future, and jthat of our children, God only 'knows. I wish we were not so [dependent on. a single commodity." L-'.'An.^ Shitney's little cotton gin •'•T REMFML^.: Hie days before cotlo. gir " said Harvey "I seems a long time ago, cotton," Joe Hulchinson said. "Five pounds—w o r k . n g from morning to night. John Hartley, who has a big place on the Savannah road, produced about 2000 pounds of coltor a year, and he was looked upon then as r. big cotton grower, but today a crop of that size is considered pretty small. Haised four or five bales a year, and at that he had 10 or a dozen Negroes sitting on a barn floor separaling the seeds from the lint, ana it took these darkies six or seven weeks to a thj job. "Now he raises 50,000 pounds a year, and doesn't need a single nigger t pick out the seeds. HID gin docs it all." Cecil Lowther Jistened with vivid interest to Hutchinson's talk, and said when it was finished, "I suppose Mr. Whitney spent years in working on his idea of the gin before perfecting it." 'Mr. Clayton can tell you all about dial," Joe Hulchinson said. "He's a friend of Eli Whitney." Mr. Clayton cleared his throat and said, "I met EH Whitney soon after ho arrived in Georgia. Fine boy, he was. From Connecticut, graduate of Yale. \ "Well, to get back to- the gin. Ho was a guest of Phineas Miller and his wife, on their plantation near Savannah when I maae his acquainlance. "One evening Mrs. Miller had a lot of us in for dinner. After dinner wo got to talking about (he difficulty of seeding the cotton. Eli Whitney listened closely; he sent a Negro out for somt cotton with the seeds in it, and I a remember his silting tlicre and <•, pulling the lint on. * -f 3 "T.TE told me Inter that the idea of the gin occurred to him that evening in all its features. In a week he'd built a rough litllu gin, not much bigger'n a bat box. He sasv that the way to handle the matter was to comb Ihe lint cotton away from seeds. So he put a lot of wire teeth on a roller, arranged in rows so that when thu roller was turned the tcctli would run through slots, or through ;i sort of grating. The cotton was put on the other side of the "dots, or grating. Then, as the roller turned the leeth would pull Ihe cotton from the seeds. 'He invited me, and some others, to see the gin work. Well, sir, in a few hours it had ginned 20 pounds of cotton. The machine didn't have any name at the time, so Whitney called it a gin, wlitch is a contraction ot the word engine." ••;«•• ','I've often wondered why I didn't invent the gin," said Joseph Hulchinson, "oV you, Harvey, or any of us. It's the simplest device in the world, and looks like Ilia idea might occur to anybody. But it didn't. It just goes to show—" He did not say what it goes lo show, for Mrs. Earlc, coining to the door, smiled at the gathering, and said, "Are you gentlemen going to remain here all night?" Her husband .said, "No, darling, we're coming right away." Tlicti he glanced at Robert Harrison, lying asleep with his head on tho (able, and said to his wife, "I think you'd better ask Mrs. Harrison to come in lor a moment. We'll have to lay Robert out on the sofa in here, and I want her •to sec lhat he's comfortable." __ JToBe.C

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