The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 26, 1944 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 26, 1944
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IAGI FOOT IHB 1LYTHEVILL1 COUIUEX K15ffl • • THB OOTBIXR KIWI OO, , - - 'a w. 'iunoB, POUWMT , •i, •-- BAWJIXL F. NORM*, «ttot • JAIOB A: OATKN8, AdTtrUllnf : 8ol«-N«tlon»! W«U*ee'Witmer Go- K«w tazfc, troit, JUluta, llaaphfe. . »•• •ray Aflenooo ttcapt .' tetered u feeond elMi cutter *t tb» pott- office »t BlrthiviUe, Arbtttu, under Mt oJ OMt- , October I, 1817, 6«md by tb* 0niU«.: StJBBORIFTIPN RATIO IT In tho -Itr 6l 'Biyth»Yfl or Oo per month.••••>•<••.'.• »i« F 0y ^111, wttMn • ndlua at 40 mllM.'HOOY- fwtr, tiOO for tlx montoi.fl.00 for tbxw smtbi; >>> uiwi uuuiue to ""i« .tone 110.00 pn jtw " i ln-i " Norway Fights ' From time to time, dispatches from Hhe European front mention casualty that "Allied" planes or units or craft participated ..with the Anglo-Americans in some enterprise. If we think at all, we assume that Fighting French, or perhaps Belgian or Dutch are meant. Probably they are—but so are Norwegian. When the shipping bottleneck threatened to cheat-us-of'victory, Norwegian merchantmen operated by Norwegian crews gave invaluable assistance. .When Normandy was invaded the Allied spearhead included Norwegian destroyers and other naval-craft; the transport service that ferried men and weapons and, munitions and supplies to the Normandy beaches was .augmented by Norwegian merchantmen -that hud • long eluded Nazi submarines in the Atlantic; .Norwegian fighter.squadrons, and bombers manned by Norwegian crews, participated in the air phase of the invasion. Even in exile Norway has .proven ;a valuable ally against Germany. The people at homo have/kept up a constant and annoying pressure against their conquerors, and there is 'every reason to" suppose that, if the Allies ever decide to invade through Norway, they will get very useful help from well-organized fifth columns of patriots. They are very much on the alert. Nazi-controlled newspapers tried to distort invasion facts to belittle what is happening iff.'France. The rapidity' and thoroughness 'with vwhich the , underground press 'spread tile truth,' picked up in British' broadcasts, indicates the ease with whicli 1 saboteurs,.guides, guerrillas can be brought into the picture •jvhen and if we need their assistance. ; Norway has learned that even a tiny, inoffensive, peace-loving nation cannot live unto itself in the midst of total war. Like Denmark, Holland and Belgium (the last in two wars) she learned the hard way. Sweden, Spain, Portugal and Switzerland escaped this time. They must know now that they can never again he so fortunate. Unless it be Spain, we can count ( upon the little nations of Europe to be, in the future, among the most diligent cultivators of anything that will help to avoid World War III. Mail Censorship Australia is disturbed about misuse of such information obtained in the process of censorship. Such material has been used as evidence in prosecuting ration offenses and in checking lax :avoidances; and secret business formu- .'AS have been filed with government agencies. • This has a familiar ring. Details differ, but information taken by American censors out of our letters has been used tor purposes which have no slightest •LYTHEyiLLB, .(ARK.): (SOURCES NBW« : connection with the national security, It is our contention that censorship can ligitimntcly do only two thinga: First, prevent militarily harmful material from passing; and second, extract information bearing upon sabotage or espionage. For no other purpose, however worthy, should censorship be utilized. Merchant Marine American builders have turned out more tonnage during this war thftn Great Britain, queen of the seas, had accumulated throughout her long maritime history. Much of it is not suitable for postwar use. Liberty ships met a pressing: need.But for 'them, we should not be talking seriously about ending the European war before Christmas. They cannot compete in normal peacetime carrying trade. On the other hand, enough of our new cruft are competitive in quality .so thai, in all probability, war's end will find, the United States either top dog or n close runner-up on the high seas. Most Americans assume that, having acquired that position, we are going to fight to retain it. Most Englishmen fear that we will try to maintain a first-rank merchant fleet. If we do, we-must begin laying plans. If, we do, we,'must reconcile ourselves to a program of subsidization. Tt is extremely improbable, that :an American merchant marine will ever be able to hold its own in free Competition with the rest of the world. That is no reflection upon our ships, our seamen or our managements. It is a direct and inefitablc 'result of the higher wage scales, the superior standards of living, which rightly are one of this nation's great sources of pride. The cost of doing business in any field consists of two items—overhead and operating expense. The overhead of an American merchant marine is higher •because the men who build the ships are belter paid. Operating costs are higher because, operating personnel receive -much better wages. Assume, if you will—rthongh you , might-be wrong—that .in custom .building and-in ship operation Americans are. superior, man .for man, to builders and sailors of any other race, including the British and Scandinavian. They aren't enough better to offset the much higher wage scales, the much better working conditions. Shippers will choose whatever .line will transport their goods at lower cost. An American merchant marine-must compete for business on a price basis. It can do this only if there is some form of subsidy that will bring its net costs down to a competitive level. •SO THEY SAT It Is travesty on history ever to sny Ihnt America wns forced into the war. America provoked Japan to such an extent that the Japanese were forced to attack the Americans at Pearl Harbor. Everyone knew where America's sympathies were.—British Production Sinister Oliver Lyttleton. » » • I didn't bring back nny souvenirs—I had enough trouble bringing myself back.—Statf Sergt. Frank R. Petrovic, back from Bougainville. » » • In the development of our Industry and Immense natural resources, we welcome foreign investment ami technicians.—Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek. » • » The American naval victory off Ihe Philip- Dines will be a mighty Impetus Io the speeding of our.advance ncrass the Pacific and Into the Inner defenses of Japan.-Secrelary of War Henry I* Stlmson. MONDAY, JUNE 26, 1944. SIDE GLANCES by GalbroJth (w!"., W V V cn|ll ' l 'l lc >V«'me~ii, lo sec- Ihcir new brolhcr?': IHH miiUe '>"» bsippy lo know Uiul when he leaves' -*y«-'\llic. liosinlal 1m won'l be ' •THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson• INVENTED THE 5EWIN& MACHINE, HE WAS WIDEIY .DENOUNCED BY . THE VERY PEOPLE : HE SOUGHT ro HELP/ » THEY BELIEVED : THE LABOR: SAVING DEVICE . WOULD DO AWAY , WITH THEIK ; OCCUPATION. COPB. !8« BV SEA SERVICE. INC. . T. M. RCG. u. 3. PAT. OFF. „ . r^ WOOD CHISEL IS NOT MAOE OF \VOOD,"Sifs HARRY KLEINE, ' IN THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY. IN NEW YORK CITY, HAD A LIVE ' WEI&HT OF < 7H/XTY-FOU& POUMOS. NEXT: Fish that hitch-hike In Hollywood BY ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Corres|)onrlent LOUIS JORDAN — Band leader, setter 'known at the moment as one of the composers of the /hit tune, "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby." There's an odd story Dehind the song. Two years ago a chap named Billy Austin came jackstagg to see Jordan in Chicago. Te had »n Idea for a song, "Is You Is?" Jordan told him: "Billy, it's oil right as far as it goes .but It doesn't go far enough. Work on it some more and conic see me ngnln." After that, Billy was ill for a while, finally cntight up with Jordan again in Hollywood. "Well," said Jordan, "is you is or is you ain't?", moaning further along on the song. Billy yelled, "Thnt's it." So the boys sat down, added a romantic toiicli, nnd Introduced the number in the fllmusical, "Follow the Boys." Don Ameche—New film prodiic- :r. Don has formed his own mo- lion picture company, Don Ameclio Productions. „ . . Charley Cnnlor —Ace portraycr ft radio chnrnc- :ers, Including Finncgan on "Duf- clio characters in a week. Before that he pounrieri the piano as "Pianistlc Pete—the Barrel House EGAD.' HOW6 THie, REPL ^ Tu ., THW VJEy,MG> QUESTlOWOF HOW A BKTTER REACHES FIRST ON £> POOL FL^ TfKPCT \S CAU6HT?—THE IMP1ELD CACTCHES THE Bf\V.L 30ST | OMERTHE FOUL LIME, BUT 1 MUFFS VT AND IT FMA.S b FAIR.-<-^HE H^S CftuetAT I A FOUL, 81ST DROPPED A FAIR. BALL—— iV -SIMPLE, EH f fy's Tavern." chnrlcy once set with Major Hoople Out Onr Way ALMOST TOO StrtPLE/ (AOVJ (5 IT SCORED HOME SOONER? '-:'£'"' " ' „»«*•" • ~^-trft.t THE ^RUTH AMD ^>THIM6 But THE TRUTH Marvel." Ketti Iriiigs, authoress—The Council.of Books i. Wartime has ordered 50,000 copie: of her book,' "God's Front Porch,' which win be distributed Io the armed forces. • • « SONNETS AND SONGS HAROLD ADAMSON, song writ er—Hal has written 3G50 sonnet during th e last 10 years. Cliiims i keeps the niitui sharp for a sense of balance and meter for tyrics. • . . Edgar Bergin—Edgar once lost a job as window dccoralor in Chicago department store wh^. another employe, asleep at his post claimed that Bergin bad hypno tizecl him. . Robert Walker Made his film debut as a soldier in "Bntaan,* has worn a imilorn ever since Hargrove." in "See "Since Here. You Private Away." an ( i now opposite Wen Gnrfnnd in "The "''clock'." Of' screen he's 4-P. Walter G Samuels, song write —Waller has set Io music I'rcsidcn Rooscvclts invasion day pravc tilled "Prayer of Liberation " Jot" Chaiics Thomas probably will in (reduce il. . . . Perry Come crooner. Bctor c Hollywood clis;ov cred him via Drcaclway night' club; Perry wns a .Pittsburgh bather . . . Humphrey liogait— Warnc Hros. arc rewriting his next role Somebody (ricil lo make him Io much of a heel and Bogie went 01 a silclown strike. • * * Bnrney Ross — Hollywood ma film his life story. Barney woul llfcc John Oarficld lo play the lit! role. . . . Barbara Slanwyck Hubby Bob Taylor Is HOW stalionci Speaking of Footholds Nolan, "nbout Fain, the Presidents Scotly, in tlie spelling of whose name people often put an extra 1.' I've had the same trouble with my last name for years and have often said this shouldn't happen to i dog. Now it has." Pick on Wrong Stare BOSTON (UP)—Unmindful of the fuel that husky Clinrlte Colllos already had foiled three attempted Breaks in his South End variety itore, two youths tried again, landed on their JieaiJs on the sidewalk. WE FILL AIL DOCTORS' PRESCRIPTIONS AND SAVE YOU MONET STEWART'S Drnj St.r e Main * Lai;, Spring and Bommer TU-NH-UP Save Gasoline . . . Save Tires. Get All-round Better Performance! T I. SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrysler Villa PMJ, 4 gerrtce 121 W. Aih Phme 2122 Our invisible lialf'solc is the finest shoe repair obtainable. No shank slrom or stitches — no lircak to leave in moisture, dirl etc. Try il. ' <?u SLI tyi fr s H o e'-s HOP '' DRS. NIES & NIES ... OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIANS F RECTAL DISEASES a SPECIALTY (EXCEPT CANCER) OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-12:00 and 1:39-5:00 Clinic 614 Main BlytherlHe, Ark. Phone 2921 GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service 'Also—Vulcanizing and Tire Repair WADE COA^L CO, N. Hvvy. 61 CEILING PRICES ' Phone 2291 NITRATE FERTILIZER For Side Dressing. J. L TERRELL HIS. Bdwy. Phone 2631 .jp-^'A" N6v£l - By^KETTlTFRINGS'. " /Cf Vf rlKht. IfM4. KcllI Frh^'-DlMrlliuft,!. 10W/NEA S, rv I c e,'In c. at Livenuorc, Calif. Barbara to cancel her monthly trips (o vis him because of the housing shor age. . . . Susan Hnyward— Sus frequently stops traffic in BCVM •Hills. She likes to go bicycling i a brlel simsuit. CARSON COK.V JACK CAnsON-Ifs Jack's story about the two fireflies who broke up their romance. The lady firefly said, "Y*ou glow your way and I'll glow mine." . . . LsRoy prinz, dance director— Broke his thumb In a fall while teaching a jittcrbus routine for "Hollywood Canteen " Which proves again, that jitterbugging is a dangerous sport— on a movi(, set 05 well as on the floor of the rcnl Hollywood Canteen. Lloyd Nolan—"I read s piece," says .before, To Those Who Came In Late: This is the story of what Jiap- 7>enc<i (o Pinky Hnrrison after he was killed in a /o.tJiole. The scene is Heavenly Bend Junc(ion, lialf-waif point between the Earth ami Big Valley. Trno- elers sinj/ here until they stop looking oacfc io Earth. * * * -W ' XIII "r)KY as a bone ... will you look •^ at that! And I asked him just last nighl: 'Did you water the garden?' I said. 'Sure,' he said. Last week, he meant." Julie, as she spoke, darted the green watering can around angrily. "Nolhing but that Pinky fellow on IHS mine! all evening—all night, to be more exact." "Guess you had a time around here," Matt observed from the fence, against whicli he was lean- Jug. "Time! Nobody slcpl a wink." "Little girl, wasn't it?" "Born at four-thirty, filially. But even then you couldn't gel anybody to bed. Tooi- liltle thing, (hough . , .1 guess she is in a bad way." "The mother?" "Oh, no, she's fine. The. baby. Doesn't look like she'll pull through." "Is that a fact?" •Tin afraid so." Matt sighed. "Well, it's a shame we cnn't do something for Pinky." "Oh, but he's going to ... didn't I lell you?" "Who?" "Father! He's going to Iry io send a messenger through." i "Has he gone crazy?" irf S "That's what I said, too." "When?" Worriedly, Malt looked at his watch. "Soon as lie can go out to flie Big Valley and get one. He's getting ready now. Personally, I don't get it. We've boon through all this before, you know. But Pinky begged him, and it seems he just can't say no to that kid. What is it about a red-headed guy with freckles tliat just gets him?" "Well, he felt the same way about Pinky's father when he was up here, remember? Not that ho had freckles or was a boy anymore, but—" /'Not Timothy Harrison!" "Same." Matt watched the quick flush of pleasure that spread over Julie's face. 'Well . . . well, Timothy Harrison," Julie mused, and automatically gave a pat to her plainly knotted brown hair. "So that's why. No wonder Father's sending a messenger then." "Still a lot o[ nonsense," Matt concluded. "But I suppose if he's set on it, he's set. Well—I'd better fi>lt on to the office and get the weather report. Might help 'cm to map the route. There was heavy bombing to Hie south an hour ago, and a dense smoke cloud." From the end of the fence, he turned back: "Tell him to send the messenger by the ofi'ice." "I will." *. « • JULIE turned as Pinky came out J onto the porch, stared at him a long moment. "Pinky, you haven't eaten anything. Can't I get- you some milk or something?" Miserable as Pinky was, he noticed the sudden softening in her manner. "Why, no, Julie, lhank you." But then he figured it out: That's the way people felt about other people when their babies were about to die—couldn't-help feeling sorry for them. "That's sweet of you, Julie, but I couldn't." "I'll see if I can hurry him up for you." As she mov«S back to the doorway, sho saw the old man now coming do«Ti the stairs. "I'm sorry -t was so long," he apologized to Pinky as he came out. 'Th-atv; allj-ight, s j leapt up from the porch steps. "Sir, 1 was thinking—maybe if you could jusl send me. I'd get through!" "No, Pink3', you're not ready yet. I can only send someone frorfi. Big Valley." He suddenly noticed Julie glaring disapprovingly at h|s shirt front. "Now what is it, miss!'" She leached out to examine one at his cults, shook her head: "Father, I told you to change yoty^ shiri!" -W "It's all right; I just put it on yesterday!" 'It's not all right. In the old days two days for a shirt was one thing, but with all the smoke we're getting up here now—" He moved away impatiently. 'Julie, I've been up all night—and I haven't time now." 'Well, it's nothing to me, but I should think you'd want to keep up appearances. When a man's out of a job, that's exactly the time when he should—" she slopped : quickly, seeing she had hurt him. "I'm sorry, Father." "That's all right, Julie." He palled her arm, then started off. "Don't you worry now, son," he called to Pinky. They watched him march ofT to r the corner then cut olT across the Square. : "Poor old soul," Julie said sadly.' 'Why do I keep harder for him? Every day I make some : kind of blunder! It's tough, you ' know, Pinky, when a person's been busy and active all his life. Yesterday it was asking him to .'stop.' by the dairy on his way back from ! the slaiki;;. You should have seen his face. 'No, Julie,' he said, 'one thing I'm not doing is runout' errands.'" Julie paused, then coif-' tinned .sweetly: "In a way it's only because I'm Irying to give him something to do, fill up his time make him Ihink he's busy " ', "What?" Pinky looked up' blankly. "Excuse me, Julie—I; wasn't listening." ,j "I know you weren't. But that's ; all right." She suddenly remem-, bered that she'd forgotten to tell' the old man to have the messen-, ger stop by the office. Oh, well. She went around <o the tool shed to put away the watering can. • , J(To Be Continued) ^fljfl

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