The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 24, 1944 · Page 4
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PAGE FOUB grflE BLYTHEVTLLE COUiOCJl IfKit ;:/ ,VBM COURIER tmn oo. 1 •' •' a W. HAIOTB, PobU**r '.BAJdUEL F. NORRIB, Bdttce A: O&TKNS, • Bole NiUonua Advertl*icc'R«i>t««totaUTM: W*}!** Wltmer Oo, New Tori, CbkMa D*> Wt, AUuta, liempbU. • • • fnij Attonoon Exc*pt Molar - Altered u Mcond «Ia» matter *i the port- office at Blytheville, ArktnMi, under art oi Ooa- October f, KIT. ' Berrcd br the routed, SUBSCRIPTION HATW RT c«rrl»r In Hi* Hty of Blytbevtllt, M* ptr • veet, or He per Inoctlv. » "' *'* ! ' I I!*WW»B / By b*U, within » radlua rf M mliM, M 00 p»r • TMtr, 12.00 for «U months, »l.oo for ttrw tnoBtbi; u> uiuu ouuiue DO mile lone 110.00 per Jrear p«T*b!e to »<lvsncs. - Reconversion Problem There are evidences that, very be- Inledly, government agencies have decided upon, nt least some preliminaries •of our industrial reconversion progranv Permission is. being granted, to sue!) firms rts are not too submerged in win 1 , work, to obtain materials and go ahead •with the manufacture of prototype products—models, specimen's, experimental items—so that, when the lime comes, they can swing faster into actual production for use. This appears to assume that one of Die most difficult of all our reconver- sion decisions has been made. That was whether each factory, as it terminated war work, should be permitted to shift over.to civilian production, or whether plants should stand idle waiting for whole industries to become free, in order that none should be given oppor- tunity'to seize the others' markets. Such a decision, if it has been made, undoubtedly will arouse a groat deal of bitter criticism, which will have some merit. . Often it will be the least efficient plants which will first bo erased from the war production rolls. The most efficient—the ones whose genius, iniative, 'know-how have contributed heaviest to our amazing record—will be kept making war goods while their less competent rivals are free to establish themselves in the civilian field without effective competition. v ...That is unfortunate and should be avoided as much as possible. But it 'would be more unfortunate to have plants idle, men loafing, primary materials unused, while the public continues to go short on important consumer items. There is one method—a method used by Great Britain in connection with the conversion to wnr production . and used in this country in at least one instance. When it was found necessary to liave alarm clocks made, so that war workers would get to work on Ihne, they were put out without any manufacturer's mark. The public got its clocks, but no manufacturer way permitted to benefit by having his product on the market, under his name, while his competitors were shut, off. . Extension of this scheme might be very desirable when some factories are permitted to return to civilian production' 1 in the near future, while others are kept on war work. Freedom of Speech JLYTHBVILLB, (ARK.): COURIER NBWfl Senator Edwin C. Johnson of Colo^ rado has signed his name to a letter saying that free speech over the radio is impossible. Therefore he stands by his bill to license commercially sponsored newscasters and require them to conform to a code of ethics. To Senator Johnson we .suggest that ^ there are not hours enough in the day (his own phrase) for members of Congress to say all that they would like to sny. Therefore the public business is always behind. Why not, then, license congressional orators and impose upon them a code of ethics? Electoral College The current uproar over suggestions that certain southern electoral slates, run as Democrats, but then vote for some presidential candidate other than the party's nominee, emphasizes the , wisdom of (he constitutional amendment which former Senator George Norris tried so hard to get through Congress. The electoral college is, of course, an anchronism with very dangerous potentialities. H should be abolished. It is high time that some solution, if only a compromise, be worked out to assure that the popular will shall not be defeated by political trickery. Elimination of the electoral college probably would result, <iuitc quickly, in a less one-sided distribution of the Solid Southern vote. Milk Down Drains The Christian Science Monitor, which is no clamity howler, complains that in and around Boston milk is being poured down drains, because of government regulations, while eager consumers are short on milk, cream and ice cream. The Monitor says that the government order, limiting milk dealers from selling more than a prescribed percentage of the June, 1!)<I3, sales, leaves them with n surplus now that green pasturage has increased production. They can't legally sell the surplus. They could give it away, but that would involve unbearable outlays for pasteur- ixation, bottling and distribution. So they have to throw it away. The creation of planned economies, on paper, looks easy. Their" administration can be pretty difficult. SO THEY SAY WE must agniu make 11 unqualifiedly nllrac- tivc for every innn nlil woman to work, to tliiuk to Invent mid to create.—Eugene E. Wilson, chairman, Acrpnnullcal C. of C. ot America. W » V The supreme phase of tbe war Into which \ve have entcrol, once again entails for France the greatest sacrifice of all, without her always meeting with ftill and complete understanding of others. Gc'n. Charles tie Gsuille. * • . • Whether It (victory) be this year or next, Die British and American people will never falter or wlllidrnw their hand from the task they hnvc undertaken.—Prime Minister Winston Churchill. v » » 'Die invasion wns Immehcd on orders from Moscow, it was expected, availed nnd wplcomcd by the German mtlitary. It is destined to failure as n ".second Dunkirk"!—Nazi radio. » » » The Republican party should [ranie nnd pursue a foreign policy thnl will recapture America's lost leadership.—Wendell L. Willkie. * • • Together with our Allies we will go to Die end and the end will lie the more terrible for our foes the longer Ih struggle continues nnd the longer this war is protracted.—Prime Minister Winston Churchill. * • » We must not nllow our minds to become .so •> distracted by the war thnt we forget the affairs of government and thereby open the doors for the unscrupulous to exploit their scheme.'! throughout our country.—Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Carl W. Weygandt. » • » To any threat to impair the freedom of learning, leaching nnd thinking, free men can offer no appeasement, no compromise, no half-wny mcasures.-Dr. George D. Stoddard. N. Y. commissioner of education. SATURDAY, JUNE 2<i, J94<| SIDE GLANCES by Galbraith ^v''iMMi'%fe, l "Some more V-mail for you. .loanie! This looks like .different.handwriting—yon havcn'i gone.back on Jim, •~ you T/jL-, ^-•-•••"—•—- •THIS CURIOUS WORLD , B /JSS IDEAL Td FOR. AMERICANS, Ai DETERMINED BY NLWESOUi , IS ABOUf THIS ALSO HAPPENS TO BE THE ASEAN ANNUAL- TEMPERATURE OF THE BORDERLINE BETWEEN TKOP/CAL. AMD TSMPE&ATE CLIMATE ZONES. , CRAWL AT THE RATE OF ABOUT OAffA\IL£ . ' ' COULD YOU LEAD A HORSE BETTER BV THE FETLOCK OR. THE FORELOCK p %#*•« £-24 ANSWER. By the forelock. The fetlocks are on the lower 1?'3 f \ __ ~* -S- NEXT: Who Invented the sew I in: machine? In Hollywood BY KKSKINE JOHNSON' NEA XtafT C:orres|>oinlcnt Bob Hope will Auction olf n pair of drawers, an undershirt, a pair ot .shoestrings, n handkerchief and l pair of socks—all G. I. issue—as MIi 1 1 of the Fifth War Loan Drive. :t Is quite a slory. Other day from 'somewhere in .New Guinea"— Bob received a letter from live soldiers It read: "After reading 0.11 article in our ^ew Oulnen rng concerning the sale of a certain actors silk panties for such nn unheard-of price, we arc enclosing the following items: One 'Mir of G. I, drawers (we regret that .hey can't be silk), socks, a haiul- ;erchfef. undershirt nnd a pah- of shoestrings. We hope that you, a nan who is doing more for the soldiers than anyone we know, will •uicllon snkl articles for whatever Muds lliey will bring. We are real- y anxious lo see If a fighting man's Irawers rale." Hope figures they'll rale about two million dollars. » * 4 A film unknown, 2G-year-old Greg PROBABLY IT HAPPeMEOV OF INFORMATION EDITOR. \\10LJLD BE CLOVER. IF PEOPLE DIDWT MML IM SUCH A? A _ -. "-"HOW DOES A BATTER REACH FIRST OM A POUL FLY THAT 15 CA06UT?" «- I'VE 6RAPPLEO THIS MOW5T6R. SO LONG THAT'A RA9S HOR.fi 15 £<xiR MOTES ihi If R YOU WISI-IT! W 5- A GOLD NUGGE1 WORTH A HUNDRED THOJSAMD.. WELL, • CLEAK PROFIT LET'S FIGURE UP AND OWOOH.' THERE HE GOES, RUIMIM' EVEM MY WHAT MAUDES \ THIS VALLEY SO \ BEAUTIFUL?" I I ASKgp-JH'MAM I WITH TH' HOE-- \ ( SMITH A POP 60TTL\:,AWO \JHEW HE CAME- TO HE GAME THE BATTER. FIRST BASE.-rue BROOKLYN BRIDGE. ^^ A HALF DOZEN STREET CARS/'. J^ DREAMS.' 'THIRTV-SIX INCHES V MV IMAG- I OF RAINFALL. / IUA.TIOM l\ AM' THE OTHER HE \'\ EIGHT MOUTHS SPOILS: ) JS-, OF SNOW WTUROBBlMG HEAD/ I UW166S HAS NO., THE BLISS BLITZERS McCltire, gels the title role in "The Great John L." He's n former Oakland Junior College football star. Ann Howard, /who played Olivia lie llavllantl as a cliilil in "Anthony Adverse," is now 18 anil will play her firsl dramatic role "Mother C'abrini." * * • Sight of the week: Dorothy Lamour taking a bath in a wooden wnshtul) set up In the middle of n kitchen for n scene in "A Mecla for Benny." HIGH FINANCE No wonder Joan Fontaine and hei boss, David O. Scl?.nick. arc battling. She earned $100,000 last year In the same year Sclznick collected $385.00(1 loaning- her to oilier .studios. John Wayne is the latest candidate for the Will Rogers film-biography. But Isn't he a liltle tall? * * + Don'l sigRle when you sec Paul Wlillcman in "Khapsody in liluc.' He wears paililing to m:\lic bim look 75 pounds heavier, which lie was in 1924. Promised and hoped for: Henny YomiBinan's debut as a fast-talking comic in "A WAVE, a WAC and a Marine," which Lou Costello bankrolled. * * * Alan Ladd is financing hi; sliir.d-in in a hamburger stand near Ihc Hollywood Park race Irock Specialty of the house will be "Uidd- bwgers." And no crocks, please. Add headaches tor cafe owners: When a diner ordered crepe su- zcttcs al a nlghl spot (lie nthcr nighl, a new bus boy rushed over and squlrlci! the flames with seltzer water. * * t Groucho Marx spent n couple of days at Ihe Colonial House in Palm Springs. As he was about lo check out. he noticed a r.lpn on the door, "Stop —have you left anything?" The comedian put down' his luggage, went to the desk and scribbled n note for the manager: "Nothing but the dresser and 1 couldn't get that into my suitcase." WELCOME HOME Funny story about when Sidney Orceiulrcet went back, for the first limn since boyhood, to visit his hometown ot Kent, England. He They're Hot! They're Hot! They're Red Hot! slopped off at the bakery shop. "Don't you remember me?" lie said to the old lady behind the counter. "I used to Iniy buns here us a kid." "Cerlnlnly," the old lady said, looking at (lie rotund Sidney. "I (old jou then you were eating too many of them." Joan Bennett, who ought to know, is writing a book on the care and raising of children. She has three daughters. * • • Look Alikcs: New York stage actor Lowell Gihnorc, recently imported to Hollywood, nnd the inte Leslie Howard. * • * ill/me magic of Hie week: A Florida higoon, complete -.vitti a Iwo- fluor houseboat, being limit for iv scene in "Sunday Dinner for a Sol- ilicr." WE FILL ALL DOCTORS' PRESCRIPTIONS AND GAVE TOD MONK! STEWART'S Drn_f St*r e M»!n ft Lake Vhon Sjirine and Slimmer T IA N f - U P Save Gasoline . . . Save Tires. Get All-round Better Performance! T I. SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrjslcr Uccler Pirti 4 Service 121 W. Aib Ph»n» 2122 Our invisible half sole is [he finest shoe rcp.-iir obtainable. i\'o shank strain or stitches — no break to leave ;:i moisture, rtiri etc. Try it. DRS. MIES & NIES OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIANS RECTAL DISEASES a SPECIALTY (EXCEPT CANCER) OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-12:00 and 1:39-5:00 Clinic 514 Main Blytherille, Ark. Phone 2321 GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing and Tire Repair WADE COAL CO. N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES Phone 2291 Commercial Classes In Shorthand-Bookkeeping-Typing MRS. L. M. BURNETT Bcgree From Accredited College Phone 3270 1010 Hearn NIT PERTH For Side Dressing. J. L. TERRtLL HIS. Bdwy. phone 2631 r.i|.j-rl B tiC. If. 1 1. A Novel By .' r.TI,, K »-DI».rnialcJ*IO«, N St r*-lt r . Inr. THi: S«-K.VB. tlrnvn.lj- HrtHl .liinrlli.il. >iiiir-ivil) p inilnl tiplvrern Clu- Unrtli mil! ills Vnll!.}-. 'Illi: STOUVl Cud iitMl i-lnijj. nr,- nt.inc „„ il, t . ,, ori . h „„ M1P1HT. XII •TUFA' sal quiclly for a while. • Then Pinky remembered somc- Ihing nnd felt inside his pocket. Yes, it was stiil there. His harmonica. Ho pulled H out. "Sir, would you mind i[ I— played this a little?" "Of course not." "It keeps my mind off the other thiiiR. Her, you know." He looked •it the harmonica fondly. "Go on son, play." Ho tried lo thfnk of what he should play. There was one- piece which had always been Manila's favorite— just because Pinky had made it up, thai was all. Pinky didn't think it was very good, but ho played it anyway. "When did you look at her last Pinky?" "Whnt?" Guiltily Pinky glanced toward the telescope, not sure whether the old man would approve. "How do you mean?" "That's nil right; that's what it's there: for, son." "Oh . . . well, T didn't like to look . . , oil, I mean, I did . . ." Anguish grayed his voice and his eyes again. "But ECO, well, T rc- •memue;- her like this." Ho opened his hillfo.'d and showed the old roan a snapshot. "Yes, .T know, Pinky. Pretty, isn't fhc? That was in front ot your raofher's house, wasn't it?" Pinky nodded. "But what I mean is ... whenever I vised to look at her, I always wanted to put my arms around her. Now I'd be afraid. As though I might hurl her, or something." "I don't think you'd hurt her," the kind old voice assured him gently. "A woman, when she's that way, needs her husband's arms around her." The old man paused then added softly: "That's why I feel so sorry for so many \mmen now . . . their men away a* war ... and their babies soon to come." * * * JfOR a while the old man and the boy sat in tender silence, sharing the miseries of the world. Pinky had never felt so close to anyone in his life . . . not even to Martha ... not .quite, not this way, though she was still uppermost in his mind. After a moment lie nodded earthward: "Father, if you see now—could you tell me how she is? When I looked last time, she was wailing for them to take her lo the hospital at Elm City." The old man looked. "She's there now, Pinky." "Yes? What's the room like? Docs she have a good one?" ''Well, she doesn't have it alone." •No?" r 'No, all hospitals are pretty crowded now. But it's a nice room. There are three other girls in it- young, like her. They've already had their babies." God paused. "Your mother's there now, waiting In the ante-room." 'Why Isn't she with her, in the room? 1 ' "Because Martha's not in the room, Pinky." "No?" "She was Uier«. Her clolh'es are tnere . . . her dress and coat , . . ill hung neatly in the closet." "Then she's—in the delivery room?" The lasl words were bare)* a sound. "J( "That's right. Pinky." ''[,.>•, . rose and began io walk up and down the porch. "Now, Pinky, (hat's nol going .0 help." "I know but—" He paused as a worrisome Ihought occurred to lim. "She doesn't know about me yet, does she? I mean, they haven't sent her the telegram yet?" , -she still thinks you're in Africa." * "I hope they never tell her. I lope tlie telegram gels lost!" "Now, Pinky . . ." The old man turned lo look at him. Pinky had yegan his pacing again. The boy's nervousness was cati.-hing, and Ihe old man stirred restlessly, running liis hand through his hair. "Please, Pinky, sit down." 'I can't. If you could only leli me—if it's going to turn out all right." 'But I don'l know! II would be, if I could send someone to her, like in the old days." Pinky stopped in front of the lelcjcope, slaved at it. "I want lo looks but—" 'I don'l ihink you'd belter. Now see here, son . . ." Then suddejaSk lite lempt.ilion was too much; rtR old man rose too, joined Pinky on the porch, put his arm around him, and slowly they began pacing lo- gelher. "The thing to do is just keep calm. Why, everybody has babies, it happens all the time-. Nothing to worry about." The feet of. (he two men trod in unison ... up and down . . . way lo the end of the porch, turned and came back. Up and down. After a while Pinky again look out his harmonica and played soflly as they walked. . , (To Bo_Co»luiued)_jg(8jj

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