The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 25, 1945 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 25, 1945
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CAGE FOUR 1'HE BLYTHE'VILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher SAMUEL P. NORRIS, Editor JAMES A, OATENS, Advertising Manager rSole National Advertising Representative*: Wallace 1 Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, U«-, ffdlt,' Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered BS second class matter at the post- office fit Blythevlllc, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. ' ( Served by the United Press BLYTHBV1LLE.COUU1JSK NEWS , / SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the city of Blythevllle, SOc per week, or 85c per mouth. By mall, within a radius of 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 year payable In advance. The Hard Way The history of "work or fight" \cg- .islatioii to dale might, serve as a shin- ling example of how to do things the 1'bard way. And for a proper background ;for <hc example we might go back lo :.the Fall of 1940. It became evident at that time thai -this country would have to raise, train, • and equip a citizetr army against the -threat of war, and that in order to be ',of Kclequate size it would have to he 'conscripted. ; Accordingly, the President request- led and Congress passed the Selective Service Act. This Act carries civil pcn- •alties for failure to report for registration and examination for induction, .among other things. : The penalties range up to ? 10,000 'fine,and five years in prison. The Act 'has worked efficiently and its fairness ; has net been questioned, even though •its application has been confuting upon occasion. •; In the last few months it has bc<!ii .made known that the men of this cil- '.'izens' army and navy were lacking cor- . tain war malcriiils which they needed to conclude' the \var victoriously, and ; with the greatest possible saving of time and lives. - It mi<>ht have seemed that the par- : .a!lel between need for men and need for arms would have been sppar- ent, raid 'that (he supplying of , the ' second need .would have been \ patterned on the successful Selective ; Service me-lei. ;.. . Imteaii, nowever, the House Military •.•Affairs Ccmmittco went to work on a Vkill aimed only at men between 18 and ,. 45 who had been given draft deferment \ because of physical or menial disability. } ;Jl proposed to force them into e's- ^sential work by threatening them with .ja perversion of the militay service for •- which they had been rejected—a libel •: upon the proud and solemn patriotic •'duty to scr— no's country. ; It did ) emtooccur to the com: tee members that physically unfit men" could be made to enter essential work . on pain of the same punishment imposed for dereliction of military duty, , until Army officers told them that tlie ;Army had all the limited service men • it'could.use. • Only\then did the committee remove "from its bill the manifestly unfair mil; itary punishment and substitute penal; tics. Meanwhile there was a certain stis- ; picion arising from the activities of ; other congressional committees that nobody was quite sure of the wlmwhen- aiid-how-mucli of production shortage. A Senate committee was investigat- ling inefficient use and hoarding of man': power. Phil Murray, CIO president, ; urged that a fact-finding and advisory ; committee be appointed from industry, • labor, agriculture and government to • find out what the score really w;.:,-. ..__„ But the House Committee kept its ."*<-•.{& levelled on the 4-F, though it , was by no means certain that they were . ; the only scapegoats, or that -hey offer- ed the whole solution to the manpower problem. It might have boon more efficient to ma!<e sure of the source and extent of the trouble first, and then, if necessary, enact a National Service Law to draft workers for tasks as honorable and essential as military service. Persona! Appearances It has been suggested that actors in New York phiys work at a war job four hours a day in addition to their theatrical chores. This raises several questions. Js the theater essential or non-essential? How much do actors contribute to morale? Would such a move mean a curtailment of UK; U. S. O. camp shows? And would Ihe government, prefer ;m jiclor's half- day output to his performance in the combat area? None of Iht-se questions can be answered new. JHit (lie suggestion il.:-clf offers a pleasant possibility. It might bring more workers into essential industry. We can imagine girls fighting for the chance to work beside a glamorous aclor on (he production line. And how about all those disappointed seekers of tickets to "Oklahoma"? They might take a war job just to see a member of the cast. I'hSf If only we had more planes we wonll shoot down every cf them (American bombers). Th;:s thinking WD tile cur lip-; with bitterness. —Coma i.vrretpoHdiiit In Manila. What can It profit :i nmn to gain the whole v.'orld nnci come to his property \vltli a gastric ulcer . . . aud bifocals?—John Steinbeck in "Cannery KCAV." 1 v.'as stnudli-.g Ki'arcl inr,i:ie the ciounvay. A tank came up and I stepped Into a room. The Gernv,:n tank retted Its muzzle on the wimloiv :iil ar.d l.rtd. I ;n:n nrotsnd like, a top cud my heart is still I'.clumj !:un tlic nois.'.—Pvt. Wi.llcr. ?"i>M)i:sMch . I I'rcuklyii, N. Y., al Haltcn, Frntice. Tlis pressure on us for c'iapers doesn't come frcm n.'llifrs. T;ie ccmrs from the diaper wf-sli ccncc-n? wbo ( coi,l;l triple cr quadruple Ihcir IniflncfA. With a buir.pcr crop on and n.'l this money in the country, a diaper service is n ncUl r.-inc.—WPB Chcirman J. ,y KVUI;. We ar,-' f -Jay In thii country fnccd with an c'/.l' s'.iicus manpower siiortnge. "Fti'^ler-'oul'.iins' 1 witiicut a dcubt contiibules lo thlF. sl.ine.gc. It has no place in our war effort.—Dr. Hrrbrrt R. Northrup. WLB regional hearing offi:::r, Tli.-y drove its tack from the house we were in i'lin set fire to ii with fbme throwers. In the cellar when wt hail to Icive wore about -10 civilians. I guess they were burned. We didn't .see cny come out.—Pvi. Walter Karpnwlch of Brccklyn, N. Y., at [fatten, France. Many of his ninnies have snid Hitler is mad, and I for one b:-lieve it. I believe it from the evidence of my own eyes and cars.—Col.- Oen. janos Vcroes, Hungarian Defense Minister. In spi'c- a optimism, philanthropy and y.-iuth conlsreiicc.', this h cue J:ejl of a world for Irids to be trying to prow up in. wUh the, situation rtctcrlarntin:, :-,« improving. i,s power r.-litics en a «cri:i j.:.-,!i r-;jri !eai and cymcis.ti here at he nil. im:n :,-.,-.!>. Robert C. Lyntl. Columbia feme Cc-rmrn clli-ers r,rd men . . refuse !••• iilrlllhi iircc'.ior.s l;* tmy ninn tc-i n.uch. In.agiii,', nv. -i-.-c ?r,'.m th: ran.s; drug there is to save they ):ui!i it c:'. \Vc.-;crn away.— front. thst only tjic ir.ilita:;.- crillnt;, but siiit: j-. re have j'-t vi !::t'ji nn- drive v.i;h ar. cri-ii.•- .same noise as the \>',;\ bomber.—c. B. Vi a! Research Council ma: tc used in planes such an extent i;ti-.,,'iilM can define Its f- :i lo- automcbilrs. I '•': -.'.ho vould c.Trc to thai would make the pbnt rf s fight-r or a ! L! trolt. Co-ordinating TllUliSDAY, JAN UAH Y 25, 19-13 ttDI GLANCES », mi BY HEA ttmncE.'lHC. T. M. BCO. 1). S. FAT. Off. • "Dolh of my children have colds, too—I think their teacher must let them run otil at recess williont seeing that they're properly dressed." THIS CURIO OS ARE OF LITRE USE TO MAN AS WORK ANIMALS/ THEYMJS; SPEND SO MUCH f\,\\t.£Ar/A/G, TO 51/SMfM THEIR HO6E BODIES,THAT THEY HAVE LITTLE TIME LEFT FOR WORK. I HOPE IW DI6GIKI6 IN VEIN/ \VHAT DO THE INITWS U.S.S.R. STAND FOR. fl it's Q Sad, Sad Song, Mates Announcements Tlic Courier News has been authorized to announce the following candidacies for the Municipal Election in April. municipal Judge •^^JjEOfiGE W. JBARHAM six stars were killed ofl for story purposes in dims produced by eight major studios. Universal topped the list in gleeful disregard for human life. Charles LaughUm ran the studio's killing tip to 83 when he murdered his wife in "The Suspect." High score for a single Universal film was in "The House of Frankenstein" when 10 assorted slurs and monsters bit the dust or whatever else they landed on. Least bloodthirsty of the studios was Paramount, with only 12 alnyings to its discredit. They chopped off the heads of executives, instead. Bead Courier Newa Want Ads. OF ALL THE WORLD'S KNOWN COAi. DEPOSITS LIE WITHIN THE BOUNDAF?IES OP THE. uwreo STATES. T. M. REC. U. S r»T OTF, Whole sole your vyoru footwear for Winter ami obtain sturdy wet resisting: soles, 'greatly lengthening the shoe's life. ANSWER: l)nion,of Soviet Socialist Hepublics. '••• il . ; . i *— . NEXT: Is Vladivostok north of the Arctic circle? ID Hollywood BY ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspoinlcnl HOLLYM'OOD. Jan. 25.— Exclii- 8 av . c '- O(lcr sively yours: Metro has six tlifferenl snyma: stories In the writing stage for Clnrk Onhlc hut The Ears still hasn't., given the nod to any of them. Until he does—no picture. . . . Virginia O'Brien has pared her fingernails —an Inch and R quarter from quick to tip (Red Skelton 'once accused her of sleeping on n perch)—for her role of n lady blacksmith in "The Harvey Girls." . . . Paramount Is paging Mary Martin to. sign a new seven-year contract but she would rather free limce. She still hns another year to go on her current deal. . . . George Raft and Anne Jeffreys, the RKO starlet, have discovered each other. . . . Glnny Slinins and M-G-M Imve called It n day. She asked for ;in<l was given her release. Before starting work in the film- it WHS his first hoss opera—lloll some friendly advice. western pictures you have to know just three cxprcs- c line! c liou. Fear we don't use." Visit Us In Onr NEW BUILDING Located at 121 E. Main St. T. I. SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrysler Dealer - Farts & Service 121 E. Main Fhone. 212Z Buy Your Winter Supply of WOOD and KiNDLi! While It Is Available. PLANTATION OWNERS' SPECIAL PRICE ON 100 RANK LOTS\ BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Blytheville. Ark. phone 2911 GUARANTEED TIRE EECAPF1HG! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing «nr| Tire Utp»n ' N. Hw?. 61 CEILING PRICES Phone 229) Hdw. Co, r home of SHERWIN-WILLIAMS PAINT DE LAVAL MILKERS and SEPARATORS GOULD'S ELECTRIC WATER PUMPS U. S. BELTING and PACKING CANDLEW1CK CRYSTALWARE COMPLETE LINES OF HARDWARE Phone 515, Blytheyille, Ark. Our Bo, ; , House with Moj. Hoople Out Our Way jftELLMlNATO I/Joking Backward: Although i;o\v a romantic idol (he got iredy !,:i- mnrn John Ijocler made his lilm cicbut as Black Mike, the villain, in! ;i Jack ilolt western, "Sunset I'ass."' By J.R. Williams '! CUTT'MG i JCM" A ' 50 . _. FAMOUS MAM OH E ORE A MS MAP :(D THE SAID. v-lcM DO VOU WSE T,ME TO "TM'.KJH IT MA.V S-SAD. BUI WE'RE A ^ M.VT.QW OF ouiTTEKS; <.ME SPEND FROM O.-JE vE/XE OF AC; BAD HABITS AM THERE GSJ 7R.VIM' 7G 'EM. 1 Street. Scene: Woman driver dents fender of Ted Lewis' car. Ted jumps out. bawls nut woman. Woman recognizes Lewis, smiles aud snys: "Ts everybody Iv.tppy?" Lewis laughs, gets i>ack into car and llrivr.s off. TC1FTS -r\\TtS Set Si-em: Barbara Britlou arrives in a west i-rn town for a scene in "The Virginian," and Sonny Tufts carries her four suitcases from the train In a liolel. Alter the fifth "lake," Smmy wip:s his brow and crack";: j "This picture should be re : tilled. •Bundles for lirilton.'" Slapsy Maxic Roscnbloom went to one of those swanky Beverly Hills cstanrnnls and. pointing to the menu, told Ihr waller lo bring him some of that. "Sorry." r-aid the"waiter, "but the orchestra i.s playing it now." William rmvcil's tict name for his wife, Ui;itia Lewis, is "Muusie." . Two-hmidred-aiid-fifty-pouiHl Lauritz Mck.lilor. one of the reatest heroic tenors in history. Is ofirn retfuvd to as a biuitouc. Mrs. rxphins Ihix away by saying. "Maybe peopii- think it's more manly." . . . Screen ghosts, are packiue. nune p'lvmdago these days. First it was Charles i-aur,htou iu "The Caulcrvilie Ghost" and tunv .ick Oai:ie in Univevsal's "Thars Ihe Spirit." Esther Williams will wnrblo on the screen for the firr! time in "Enr- ]y to Wc(i." The sont;, "Can't 1 Do Aitythint; but Swim?" was written especially for her by Harriet Lee. the M-G-M vocal co:tch. . . . Perry Como will introduce Virginia Weidlcr's l.itesl tune. "'s Plan n Life Together," on a coast-to-coast air show. . . . Hal Peary starts his last Gilderslccve film for RKO next vvcok. He will Iben produce them himself, probably with a United Artists release. I SCKKKK SI.AUUUTI.K Hollywood got away with murder durniiT ini-l. Three hundred uvi-nty* /WAY OUR PEOPLE ^-^ -LIVED Copyright. E. P. DuNon 0 Co., 1944: Diilributed t>r NEA Service. I FOUR YOUNG MEN IN TUB : GOLD KUSH IV TN company with H other wagons ; the Dirdsall outfit, left St. Joseph on April 30 ol the year 1849. There were Gl persons in tin's expedition—52 men, three women and six children. One of the women, whose name was Anna Gowcly, boasted that she- was 1 either 80 or 8" years old, but she didn't remember which. She could chop down a tree with nn ,nxe, cook a meal, treiil a sick ox, 'knit socks and undershirts, and :help repair a broUcn-down wagon, i all as part of the day's work. ! The two other women were ; middle-aged farmers' wives who ^accompanied Iheir husbands. One : of them had three of the six chil- Uircn on .the expedition and the 'other wife had two. The rcmain- ' ing child was a boy of 10 who was '. going across with his father. Andrew Gordon kept a diary of the trip. April JO. \V C sot ore this morn- Ing,, c<jol day. We bonglit two mules y. sler.luj-—iv>t to pull the M'n^ons, for tlie oxou do 11 but for two of vis to ride. Tho other two Hilt- on tfio •w.ifjor lirothe.- .Irov tlu> oxc-n In,lay. nml Tommy sal \\ith Mm. .Tnkc nml cd by. vole. "\Vc all voted, ineluil- \vi(if, them with n cloth and tet it TO at that. \Vn :ilso Jillccl the wa.- .er Itnrrci. K(i far we havo had no irnubln in finding irrass for [llo >xcn anil bursfS. The uralric is mst one bit; Tnt-adow. May S. Opened one of :he cans n l.eef today, and it \vr»s just fine. ' -t-ish iiniv we hail lion K lu morci I ought Ihe invil,:.s. 1 aHvays tl! tho iir.iiri.-s were flat as n door lint not so. they have ;\ sort .. look, like tin; sea with bll- j .tnke la to l,o cook the first week nud me ti^xt week. Vr tty gooi illnner lonljbt. an ccrlilnly Ment> o£ U—haeen, hcanp, coCl'ct'. bro.-Xi' brought from . Jo drleil fiss milk troia St. Joe', . . cvH of us n: tired as farm hands H tho ptowtn£ season. Slay 6. We elected n le.lJer (o day foi- thla. expedition of in wagons. John IV'ter Cnllcn \vas rjelcct ig the three \fonicn and Hie youag- ;i*routH sliU under age. There was 10 opposition. After the election Cullen was sworn in on a Itlblc. le then gave us a talk sitting on its hay mare out on the prairie vltile the rest, of us stood around ul li.slencil. He let li.t know, in 10 uncertain terms, that we had chosen him, oC uur own free will, 13 the boss o£ the outfit, aud he in- .cmlcd to keep order Jn Ibis "cara- ,-un," as he called it, and he wanted a)l of n.s to lie)]) him. The selection of leaders arose from necessity. The caravans were, lor mosl of their journey, far away from sheriffs and courls, and there was no legal method of handling these crowds of men, some of whom were desperados or fugitives /rom justice. The leaders were usually given authority, by the consent of those who elected 'them, to keep order; to regulate the progress of tile westward march; to see that the sick and disabled were taken care of; to punish thieves and other transgressors; to put a stop lo drunkenness and disorder of all kinds. They were supposed to call a jury to pass on serious misdemeanors. Criminals were occasionally executed aflcr a jury Iriil. The juries—or the leader— sometimes expelled members of the caravan for quarreling, or for stealing, or for doing injury lo the wagons and animals ol others. * * * May 7. This is my week as cook for tho party. I dread It, yet It must be' done. In the first place Ibere is ho wood to he had to build ,1 flic. .1111) \ve IJ.TVC to depend 01 dried Iniffato chips. Thai mean that the cook and one other at. least for every wagon must ranr;e the prairie—sometlnifs for miles— Icokins for the di-oiipin^ of l>»f till OS. However, I f?nt nj> three prrtl> yood mculs today ivitli a KiMiorou? amount of coffee. \Vo camped by ". little stream tonJpltt. so I u-nplicd all Ilio liti iiY.tU'S. UsuaHy we jusi .han six e:ins of it. All you linvc :<> do is tn heal it a lillle It wan lot enough for (he lour ol us, so L tried some bacon. \Ve met two wagons eoniinc; baek rom the TVomiKed Land today. 'L'llfi "on with them tanked pretty well own in the mouth. They had not HM tt to California ...... nover jrot there. t seemed that the Hnnilxjldt desert lad almost ruinrd them, ami tbry - -t) h.-trl:. Tivo '•/ (heir men lied of cholera: they had three, left. ml these survivors had hollow eyes and raved-in cheeks. anil I'okcd as if they were about dotHi 'or. They said the prairie is easy £o- .n^-, but when you t:et into the r<,ni;li eomilry it was just Itiill and all the time. Also lici- Indiacis when we UI .ti wan- of (ii further alo * * ^ r PHE popular ?ong of the gold rush was Oh. Susannah. It was not only popular with the gold seekers, but also with everybody else in 1840. and is slill sung by many, because of its catchy tune. Here is the chorus, as il was sung originally: Oh, Susannah, don't you cry tor me, Tm of! for Alabama with my banjo on my knee. The gold seekers changer! the last lino to "I'm off to California with my wash bowl on my knee." The "wash bowl" mentioned was for the purpose of washing out the Bold nuggets. Besides singing Oh, Susannah aud playing accordions and banjos the chief diversion of these pioneers was card playing. As soon as the day's journey was over (lie- cards came out. They played seven-tip, as a rule, varied now and. then by a session ot poker. The playing was invariably tor money stakes; no gold seeker would think for a moment of. playing just for amusement. (To He Continued) J

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