The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 23, 1944 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 23, 1944
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MB 1LYTHBV1LLB COU1EM KfWB '•• < no OOURDDI urn oo. *• r ' "B. W.'HAINBfl, FufeiUbw ' cxb r. NORJUB, editor' OATTN8, ASfe'rUtta* eot» Nttlonal Adtertlflni W*U«c* Wltmer Co, tttv Tot. Obtain, D»Mt. Attata. Uowfcfc. PubBibwl Ertrj Aftwmoon Inept •« noond elm matter «t ttw pott. COlee it Blythevffle, ArUniu, tmdw Mt ol Ot», October «, nil. ttw UnltM.Prwi KM ptr etJBSORIPTION RATH »r rur<«r lp thf >Hf of ^UythtT ' met, or SSo per month. * • »- ''. f BT P*U. wttnin • nuttta rt w miK», 14.00 pci I INT, p.00 for di month*, »1.00 (or QtrM . , . m»ii ouwiue ou mue toae |10,00 per in yew Good Idea, Anyway ; Chairman George of the'Senate Fi- iifjiice Committee says that income tax- fates must be lowered after, the war, .""because' their present level they would crush a!) business activity, This is; true beyond dispute. The question Is rjhbw.?f "; ; Let's outline the problem as it will exist when the time comes to lower income tax rates. i ' The-national debt by then will not be less than §300,000,000,000. Interest oii that would be at least §7,500,000,000 ajyeaiy, and amortization, at the low figure of 1 per cent, another $3,000,, 000,000. Debt service, then, $10,500,900,000 a year for a starter. : For some years we're going to maintain a big Army and Navy as insurance .against'\Vdrid War III. Also we shall spend very-heartily to rehabilitate victims of this war.' The cost of all this cannot be foretold intelligently now, .but §4,500,000,000 a year for'a time at least', seems a reasonable guess. \Ve have learned how easy it is to spend "56,000,000,000 a year for nonmilitary government. We shall find it mighty hard to cnt back those administrative costs. But let's assume that we do', as far as $5,000,000,000 a year. ; Let's 'ignore the probability of substantial relief and made-work expenses, and stop at this point with a §20,000,000,000 a year budget which, unless we want to concede that these United Sfates-are' insolvent, must be financed out ofeeurreiiC.iiricome. ; Tli at 'is" as 'much as this country ever'has raised up to the current fiscal year.' •n For this year federal receipts from al! source's are expected to reach $41,000,000,000. That is on a national income estimated in the vicim'lv of $150,000,000,000. :_; Sift the greatest peacetime national income in history, for 1929, amounted to; only ?80,000,000,000. • The current §150,000,000,000 a year rate of national income is grossly excessive by any peacetime standard. It is I based." upon huge government v suspending plus recirculaiion of the -vast sums thus distributed. Inevitably it will drop like a plummet when war production is cut off. ; To raise ?20,000,000,000 a year, minimum, out of the national income that will remain after the war, is going to-call for tax rates little lower than those now in effect. Irish Bread ;A lieutenant nurse returning from active duty on the Italian front asked first for a" fresh slice of her mother's Irish bread. We hope she got it. 'Ideologies, philosophies, patriotism, love of adventure, even resignation to the inevitable will sustain soldiers and sailors, nurses and WACs over long periods of deprivation. But all the time there is building up in each heart an overwhelming need to get back to something. . ft may be a wife, a child, a sweetheart. Or it may be a slice of mother's Irish bread, of old-fashioned brown bread, or lemon meringue pie. What are the boys fighting for? Often, for the privilege of staying nl home within arm's reach, at nil times, of a crock of home-made doughnuts. Kennedy's Error Thomas Kennedy, secretary-treasurer of the United Mine Workers, charges that the press, federal agencies and Congress have conspired in n campaign to destroy the U. M. W. by discrediting its president, John Llewellyn Lewis. Mr. Kennedy is wrong. The Mine Workers have been discredited not by the press, not by federal agencies ami not by Congress. 'Led by boss Lewis, they put themselves outside the pale by striking against the national welfare, against the soldiers and sailors whose very lives depend upon material that cannot be made without coal. Nobody can .sabotage the national safety and get away with it permanently—not even John L, Lewis. mUIorkb tram , Reproduction In this column ether Dtwipapsn dot* not cndonetnent but to an teknowledfrntnt of la. tereit in tht rubje«t» dfccnuet. Remember It's His Furlough Are you letting (he man who Mines home on leave spend his furlough In his own way—as he may Imve dreamed or spending it through dragging, homesick months oversells or In his (ruining camp? or are you spending tt for him by arranging family gatherings wllh nil the distant relatives included, or dragging htm around to see people he has not, particular interest, in seeing? When Ruth Mlletl wrole in her column In the Atlantic CiLy (N. J.) Press .1 plen for freedom for the man on furlough, U brought her a letter of thanks from a Marine In the South Pacific for "explaining something we coiild not very well explain to oiir parents ourselves." Tills young soldier went on to say he expected to get n furlough soon and' there were so many things he want'ed^to do. and the,time at home would go so fast, that he was hoping against, hope that his family wouldn't, have a lot of things lined up for him. He was eager to get home—but lie wanted home to be the way it was when lie left, It. He didn't, wntit n lot of luss made atvmt him. Above nil, he didn't want to be paraded around nml made to talk about the fighting lie had been through. AH he wtuit- eO was to be permitted to drop back for a short while inlo the normni life of his home and his home town. A soldier's furlough Is more precious to him than anybody who has not. watted and longed for one, and planned the spending of otic, can possibly understand. Don't try lo spend even a fraction of it for him. It's his. —ARKANSAS GAZETTE. •SOTHCTSAY The task of a representative of the people in a democracy is not to bow down io the Ipwer and more selfish forms of what is called public opinion but to guide and Inspire that public opinion so that it may rise to constantly higher levels.—Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler, president Columbia TJ. We should not think that we have been pr.ssively attacked but that we have actively pulled the enemy toward us.—Tokyo radio, nfter Japan bombing. v « « There Is a clear prospect that the home front armies (management and labor) will mobilize nnd march ngnliist each oilier as soon as the war of liberation Is won.-Donald H, RIchberg former NRA chief. (XRK.J .COUBIER NEWS Boarding House with Major Hoople Out Our Way " ..•— • ... , ._.. — _.. ._.___ * FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 1944 SIDE GLANCES — ' >-rf by GalbraiHi ;-. \ii nCAS!» T. u. RCC. u. t. PAT. on "Cicorije 1'ecls like going lo'Washinglon to Id] Ihose ad- jirirals and generals how. lo-cud the war this year—he ' would, too, only (lie cily is so crowded!" •THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson- ^Z FIRST FLIGHT OF A -MACHINE ANYWHERE IN THE BRITISH EMPIRE WAi AVADE IN CANADA / ^u-,^,, FLEW FOR ONE HALF MILE OVER THE \CE OH BRAS D'ORLAKE BADDE^K, NOVA SCOJ,A, ...REACHING AN ALT. ' TUDE OF ABOUT THIRTY FEET, iir NU MRVKE. i«c. Fffftft/ARY23f /9O9 •** SKUNKS MORE THAN PAY FOR TH£ i. POULTRY THEY DEVOUR j\ BY DESTROYING HORDES OF 'WHEN AN AUTO MECHANIC |s LYJN& DOWN, HE'i SEAUY ON THE JOB,"% 'W. A. WEIL4ND, ! 6-25 NEXT: What Is the Ideal temperature? In Hollywood BY ERSKINF. JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent The Old Professor returned from is honeymoon today lU the Snntn tarbara Biltmore with the "Stoi>, xiok At and Listen To Girl" to snd- y confess thai from now on he'll enve the staging of perfect crimes 0 the movie villnins. The bride, ecmise of the housing shortage] •eiil home to muma—temporarily. At the moment Kay is living in is bachelor npnrtmcnt in Holly- TOod. Mrs. tCny is back home with lama In Sun Fernando Valley, to nilcs away. Georgia owns n home 1 Beverly Hills, In which they plan o live, but Uncle Sam says it will ake three months to dispossess the ennuis. Kny figured they wouldn't need house because they were sched- led for an overseas enterlain- lent tour this summer during his irec-month vacation from the iinerns and his air show. But his rthritls is acting up again and now Is doctors say he can't go. Besides o one was going to know the> «c-re married anyway for a coimlc oj months—he thought. That's the yarn the wire scrvic boys missed. ''Even Georgia didn't know I had n ring in my pocket," Kny snid. THEY TOOK A-TRIP They lind just singed a show at the Vtclorvtlle. Calif., air base. They got Into Kay's car to drive back to Hollywood. Instead, he pointed the radiator cap for Las Vegas. "Where are we going?" asked Georgia. "To Las Vegas to get married," said Kay, meekly. "And what do you think slie said? She said, 'Have you got enough gas? 1 ' By J. R Williams KAO, SIR .' A *50 WAR BOMD. PRESUNfe YOU'RE ASSUMED A WE EDITORSHIP? — 6UVIWG BOMDS WM MV JUST TOSS Ate OJER. •\PPOi\j1MEMT WHAT ? WHY, vou KMOW "THEY IMS7ALLEP A B£ALJTy SHOP--IT'S >M THEM PAPERS OW YOUR DESK 7HERE.' THEY'RE 700 FAR AHEAD B0y IF THEY KEEPOM, WHAT? WROMG NLJMBER-- is A FORA CHECKBOOK-- HE USES 'ENS FOR Ar A SODA FOOWTAIN, .100- HELL MlM' HOLLy- WOOD BOULE VARDSTIPOF - KECEi\jto A Mice NESTERDAS FROM M.^ M.IWE?. IM G^ZIPOR 8V THEM PAPERS SOME ^ v. BIG MAM 6ACKiKi& IMCCMVEKilENT Isn't that a cute way or saying yes?" A film scenarist, we had to admit, couldn't have figured out, n neater way. Eighteen miles from Las Vegns two speed cops stopped them with the usual, "what's the hurry, bub?" So Kay told the officers they were eloping but that they wanted to keep It a secret. One of the officers looked at his watch and said. "The court house closes at 1 n. m. You better hurry—follow us." They got to Hie courthouse at two minutes to ]. took out n license under the names of James Kyser and Ann Carroll and were married by a judge. One of the officers was the best man. He had a gun on each hip. Everyone promised to keep it n secret. The cops even escorted them to a hotel and helped Kay sneak up the back way so no one would recognize him. Next morning Kay put on dark glasses, sneaked out the way lie had arrived and met Georgia In an alley. For fear of being recognized, they ate breakfast at n greasy spoon five miles outside of town. Then they drove home, confident that their secret was still a secret. SO.MKBODV TOLD "I thought il was the perfect crime until we stopped in Pasadena for dinner," Kny said. "We walked into n restaurant and somebody grinned al me and said, 'Hard trip, wasn't it?—that's a long drive to Las Vegas.'" Someone In Las Vegas had double- crossed the elopers and the newspapers already were carrying the story. By the time they reached Hollywood there was even a telegram from Kyscr's 85-year-old mother who had heard about his marriage to the "Stop, Look At and Listen To Girl," way back In Rocky! Mount, N. C. She wired him: "From low-on we will stop and look but you will listen." ' "Ain't It the truth," Bridegroom Kyser said. .... <5o6'« Treat .A Novel. By; KETTI'FRINGS ;roi >T , )M bl. ,n,l. ifttll Frl, 1B «-'-nr-<rH-tll«fc iw, NK* *,„„;;,,& Hruvrnly llfni ji, jiulnl t.l-Uvcrn THi; SCH.Vi:, June-Hun, liulf- Hi*- rinrlli mill 1 •run STOitvt 01,1 Mr «. Jolm.on, flu- t-o*«l|j, I, .Hfliifr on liii. norvU iifli-r supper Giving l-Iiully „„ , or '">• «'l ..... l.rr Suluk-ranl rlmlli-r nrnit*.r* CoiT* illxiilrniiure, Hlir mill Jlmllj- no far p wnlh. XI come oul, went at once to the telescope. But again he was frustrated as he heard steps, and Mrs. Allerfon and her Wile boy, Phillip, eamc down the stairs and out onto the porch. "Oil, good evening, Pink)'. I thought you'd be out with everyone else, Don't you feel all right?" Pinky had sat next to her al the talile at noon. She was English and prettier than most. Rather fragile, with soft dark hair and blue eyes that reminded him a little ol Martha, She couldn't have been much older than Martha, maybe twenty-two or -three. Little Phillip was four. "You look pale," Betty Allerlon observed further. "What? Oh, no ... no, I feel all right." "Well, it's a good idea to take it easy the first day or so, get used to the altitude. I /ell it myself at first. Come along, Phillip." But Phillip didn't want to "come along." lie pulled back, pointed to the telescope. "Mommic, can I look again?" "No iv, darling, it'll just upset you. .Wouldn't you rather go over to the Square?" "Please, Mommre." Betty sighed and shook her head. "I should never have started him at it. First, it was only (o find oul Jioiv his kitten was doing, Then one day lie found his father."' "Just look once, say hello, Mommie." "We'll say hellp another time. Daddy's busy. He'd like it better if you went out and ployed." Suddenly Pinky leaned down to the lol, pul bis hands on both his arms, gazed fondly into his eyes. All children were suddenly dear to him. "Phillip, don't you remember what your father told you when he went away?" The boy studied him a moment. 'We went away, !oo," lie said finally. "Yes, I know." The irony of this was not lost on Pinky. Phillip's father had gone away to war, but the two who had been left behind —they were the ones who had died, In an air raid. "But don't you remembc-r? Told you to be a good lilt's boy and look after your mother and always do what she wants you lo do?" tong black eyelashes blinked solemnly. "How do you know?" "All fathers fell their liltle boys Ihe same thing." "Yeah?" Phillip turned and looked up at his mother. She nodded. "You see, darling? So come along now." Silently he let her lead him down Die steps and through the gate. Belly turned and smiled "Thanks, Pinky." * * # <C (~)H, please, now, Julie, don't . bother me with it now." The old man paused wearily in the front doorway, turned back, us she came toward him along the liall, brandishing n screwdriver. "But you said you wanted lo fix it." "Fix what?" "The gate!" she told him irritably. "It's been creaking for weeks now." * "Then, there's no hurry, is there?" "Oh, Father!" "Now, Julie." He tried to appease her with a smile. "I will, really I will. Tomorrow." He palled her, moved on out to the porch, whore Pinky was despondently silting on Ihe steps. His second look through the spyglass had left him shaken. "Tomorrow, always tomorrow," Julie said disgustedly, and retraced her steps io (lie kitchen. The old man stood looking out mlo Hie evening. The moon was early tonight, big and yellow, with a touch of red. God liked the : moon. It so seldom made any trouble. Tides seldom off schedule. Yes, the moon was good . . . dependable. He could still hear Julie's murmuring^ in the distance. Julie was so funny about tomorrow: The old man often thought it was one of Ihe finest things he had made, and he said so now, aloud. "What, sir?" "Why, I was just saying, son ..." He sat down beside him on the steps. "About tomorrow. Suppose there was no tomorrow to look forward to? I often think it was one of the nicest things I ever did. And i( wasn't easy, either," he confided, not too modestly. "No?" "No, bec.-iuse I had first to make night. That wasn't in my plan at all in the beginning. You see, it w«s to be all light. But then 7 got the idea about darkness. If T divided things, I said to myself, half- light and half-dark, then man'!! have an easier time of it." T don't see how you figure that." Pinky was doing his best to take part in the conversation, though he didn't really feel like it, but though he should. ."You don't? Why, it's very simple. Don't you see how it works? Night makes a new clay every Iwcnty-four hours. Every twenty- four hours when it grows dark, ' man says to himself, 'Well, there's always tomorrow.' Then in the morning he says to himself, 'A new day to start over,' see? A fresh start. Do you get it now? Keeps his hope.5 up!" (To Be Continued) George Wnshtngton was enter- ainecl a a home ivhich Is now (lie own's public library when he visited New Bern, N, 6. The Gift Shop Modem and Anttgne Gifts COSMETICS . BABY GIFTS Greeting Cards Novelties A Gift For Everybody Ingram Blag. Phone 2251 MOSS BRYAN Dr. J. L Guard Optometrist t at Guard's Jewelry 209 W. Main Guy Gean's SKATING RiNK Now Open For Summer Rip Tent Now Located Across From Nu-Way Laundry Afternoon anil Kite Sessions SPECIAL For A Few Days J CASK COCA COLA And 7ac Hotllc Phillips GO Furnilure Polish—Hoth 1.39 Bring Your Empty Bottles POTTER'S STATELINE SERVICE STATION WE FILI, ALL DOCTORS' PRESCRIPTIONS AND SAVE TOtJ MONET STEWART'S Drnj Ster e Kaln A Likt PbOBt tttg Spring ami Summer T U N £ - U P Sate Gasoline . . . 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NIES & N!ES OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIANS RECTAL DISEASES a SPECIALTY {EXCEPT CANCER) OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-12:00 and 1:39-5:00 Clinic 514 Main BlytheTille, Ark. Phone 2921 GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing and Tire Repair WADE COAL CO. N. Hwy. fil CEILING PRICES Phone 2291 ———'^Ml Buying Logs Of All Kinds. BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Blytheville, Ark. NITRATE FERTILIZER .111 S. Bdwy. For Side Dressing. J. L. TERRELL Phone 2631

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