The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 29, 1945 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 29, 1945
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THE BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS ' ''' ' TflE COURIKR NCT?8 OQ. "* * H' W HAINE8, Publisher' SktyUEL F NORRIS, Editor JAMES A GA1 ENS, Advertising Manager , LJ : ; _^ '. ri Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace 'Witmer Co, New York, Chicago/' Detroit, 'Atlanta, Memphis ' ' ' Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday - Entered as second class mutter at the pos£- ofllce at BljtheUHe, Arkansas, under ack ot Congress, October 9, 1917 ' • BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the city of BljtheVllle, JOc ptr week, or 830 per month « 1L ' Bj mall, within a radius of 40 miles, MOO per year, $2.00 for six months; $1.00 for'three ^months; by mall outside 60 mile zone, $1000 per year pa j able In advance r. < The Meqd Report Oui govei nment's financial conduct of this war has been based upon the nece^saiv absinnption that (1) tin? pri- maiv object is (o beat (he enemy, not opeiafe economically, and {hni (4) what the Army and Navy say thpy need must be produced as 1 qtiicjfly i(s possible, and hang the cost. ;;> The armed.forces have'admired ;pp occasion that they were oyei'atocjtecl with personnel or materiel. And ijie'ir explanations' ! have been reasonable. For example, a spokesman of (he ''Army Surgeon General said more' than a'year ago that the'Arrtiy had more doctor^ than it needed,' and granted 1 that" ili'ls might work a hardship upon civilians;: ' "But," he added, "if men die during the invasion of TEurppe" fbi• 'want! of medical care, there is-going-to'be"?.' bigger hovyl're hearing now about the doctor shortage."''A'iid of course lie" wns right. Invasion cnsurtl- ties"fortunately were lower than ex- TKcted, but it was 'still essential fp make preliminary preparation for -a •heavy toll. '""' ; "'''' '''" '"'"• I! f '! ! Perhaps a similar line of reasoning led to conditions which the jSenh'te : .\Y4r Investigating''ConYmitiee' reports having 'found at the Norfolk Navy Yard. It may be that the Navy felt it cribuljl have an pvprsupply of workers..there! . just in case their labor were needed. But tins situation is differe'nt. The idle'labor which -the"Senate committee says it found at Norfolk is not something winch simply affects the-produc-' tion or supply of .civilian; 'goods."' that could be borne. But, if'true, it should not be coiidbned when there are shorU ages in our -military production. The Navy Department's" reply, to • the committee charges was testy; but not clarifying. It cited the number of ships built and repaired at Np.rfojk in 1944, and concluded 'that "obviously someone has'lieen doing a job." ' " .' But the committee 'did'not suggest that a job wasn't being done. It reported that there were "more" men at'the Yard than "were needed to do this jpb, find that many, wqre idle/or .working on . such things ag ornate checkerboards, oyster tables, and model CHristmal villages. It is wejj that this committee is. headed by Sena tor James ST.' Mead' for : he -'- ' • " ... . :, . : ..../report to the Senate he not only revealed'sprrte unsavory- conditions at Norfolk, ''bill Suggested that there was similar hoarding and loafing at other Navy installations. And he. stated that Navy officials •jjad admittetj his: charges in committee' hearings. ' ' " ';•• :.We hope that the Navy's reply to |he Mead report wifl not be confined- to blustering and-face-saving; The situation is serious' and demands frankness from all coricerned. It also needs 'the same sort of thorough airing as was B-iven the scandalous condition^at Hh'e Lrewster aircraft 'plant-which,' inci- dentally, was operaline: under Navy contract. MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 19-15 Crefjibls'pledge 4flci tfje ffPA's cancellation of ration stamps, we heard a lot oi' muttering fiom i&bple who still)'' they had lost all f.nth 'in the fowl' control 'agency, t)iat it had gone 'back on its pledges, anij so on. We)!, these people shouldn't have any Anther' cause" for complaint ab'otit bioken faith if' they saw' the headline UP npliced tjie'pj.jier day: "{,esb Mca| '^ext Month Promised Civilians by OJ'A." ' A Remincler In Germany the race for Berlin is oi) fiom cjisi an(| ' we;^.' Ilej'e at' home soaung eonfidiJticG 'ijiis returned.. Russia's ,stock }.ias lJoo"med'iig'm'n'. u Aml (hose pools of t\yd-b|V'bc|s 'on when the war wjl)''en(l arc once more 'in evidence. v i ;;'As:pt'i|' ''contribution to the general chbriia of ppifmjsm we should jikc to 'repeat a' cl(jsi|ic' defiiiitioTi by General of! the Army, 'liiacnjjower;' "War is like 1 pushing a heavily loaded y l )K?.l l U P a . ^fity'U" «i : 't'pK aiid never knowing wherryou are going to reach'thc tor/, 'go 7011' 'have to push like heU all the t'ime.!!-"" '" ' "' 3o0ts pnd Saddles • -i- \ •/ •> , '•,- «-. *. , ^4 . ,^ .„ \Ve fitill can't, find out who wears fhosD brqwn-ftnd-white saddle oxfords jjntfl tpe.y'(re dirty eh'bugh tor the bobby, soxers to put on without feeling im- prqperjy '.dresaed. • ' ,'' ' After fcSuaaollnl's fall, the Nazis 'demanded Uinf, 'the ^IfiUan soldiers sUitlonod In Iwow .sho(il(l take ah' ontlu 'of olleglniicc Jo Hitler qennany. All J^Ko refused were arrested, 2000 Italians In njl, and all were shot by the Gcr- mnrk— Nina, ' Pet'rusiiowna, Polish Interpreter with* Ifajlans at Lwow. • - •"••'••'• • * All we want. Is to drive out the disruptive American influence and (o- restore China lo the Chinese" so that, die may, together 'with Japan, contribute toward the gmnd enterprise of re- consthidtihg 'Greater East Asia— Japanese foreign' Minister' Mftaioni ' " Most of (.ne rackets we know about keep per- petimtlner th'ein.velves and they occur where a given union has a. monopoly, where there is ?. Ught- closed slibp.— Sen Joseph II. 'Bail 'un O f Mlmicsota.' ' ." : . • -. . . i »' • Tho Philippines attack has n very dolinitc place In -o^'slratcgy to get bases and anchorage:; • to' work '/roni 'In carrying the war even,- day closer lo the enemy's homeland.— Adinl. Harry E Yarneil, retired,' former Asiatic Tlcct cominande-- '. ;!..'.• •'""'','-•'• • ••' '','•'••' : We- can say what we t'jiink tiie Germaus, but.fc* our owii safety we daien't 'stiy what we .have; .The: Army ancl "Navj- are set up for our protection. L«t us protect the Army and Navy by nol'ulabbuiB everything we know.-Charl»s F. Bettering, General Motors research chief. .,,...,.. .,-, ^ ^ ., ^ . . ;I'!.UB6est that the place of priv-Rtc colleges in the' American educational tchcme Is best dclini'd (is n'cHahce to do a quality job.— Dr Harvey N .^H'£™ ?l £ f!n , 1 ' ^^'w^IniUl'lite of.' Technoipgy. ";. r n?p, .b>ijn6ss of becoming adult is the busi- ' tliat. the world is not organ- l?iHtto:,rnlnls(er to our wishcs.-Dr. &-ereH Case • single fact thnt we need to remember to foreign trntle Is thnt exports V«»«i for by Imports, else we shnll B lvc ilrsgoods and be that much poorer We cannot -Iwid-lcaw forcvcr.-een.' Kenneth 's. Wlicrry (R) pf Ncbrnsia. It mny be tlmt we need some form of legislation Wkcfip our war workers on their jobs It seems most unlikely that this would take the form of m over-all regimenting of 100.000000 W^n. Jwntt M. MMd (D) of Nc . . [HDIGUNCO \I_ nolice you've been admiring that coal—well, tbat's NeJAVlm? I've been lalkjii'g lo you about, it'sjiiiiik!" • THfS CURIQUS WORLD \VITHOUT WHICH OUR FARM LANDS ARE THE CHIEF CAUSE OF ' EROSiON, WHICH 'IN THE UNITED STATES DOES ANNUAL DAMA6E ESTl- 3,64'4A\ILLIOM DOLLAf?S. "To5TR^!SHrEN A CROOKED BOARD, YOU A\UST BEND rr,"Sart RAYMOND BISM&CH, The Left Hand .Knpwe_th'__No.t What the Right Hand Doeth I An n oupcements The Courier News has been au- thorlzed to announce the following ainiltdaclea for the Municipal Election tn April. Municipal Judge GEORGE Vf. BABIIAM FARMERS We have plenty of Iron Hoof- Ins and Rough Cypress Barn Timbers. 3 Year FHA Terms If desired. E. C. Robinson Lumber Co. BLOOD DONORS HAVE HELPED MAKE. IT POSSIBLE TO SAVE 97 Our OF EVERY JQO WOUNDED AASERICANS. NEXT:- Is (lie-sun ever stfaiglit ovcrlicad at nootj? HY EHSKINE JOHNSON NliA Staff (Jnrrcsiioiulcnt HOLLYWOOD. — Dorothy nleb- ioiid and burlesque house patrons liai'c n lot in common. Botli ot 'cm yell, "Take It oft!" Except will! Dorothy, an .ex-. :liorus Uji'rl;hcr;crf, It Isju business: proposition' — ''.nnd verj- '."profilable, ; too. Tlie screen's feminine slivrs ':nke off their clothes nnd Dorothy sells 'cm. (The clothes.) "Sometimes," Dorothy said, "they get uiiul ot me. I sec somebody wearing n dress I Know I can sell. So I say, "rake it off.' And tliey say. 'Please, let me wcnr it ill lenst TWICE!"' We discovered Dorothy while driving through Beverly Hills. There was n fancy little shop with tho sign: "Motion Picture Sliirs Used Garments." We have seen signs in Hollywood advertising for (lie Kale the bed been selling the stars' cast-off clothes for 10 years. At • terrific bargains, she tells you. Fancy $125 evening gowns for $65. Slacks for only $3. "But don't, say they are old clothes," Dorothy admonished "Thcy're'jnpt,. These movie stars wpar ."a'dress or a'suit for 20 minutes nnd then have to hnve something new. What they don't want nny more they bring to me." She said please not to mention the names of all the stars with whom she <loes business. "Some o: them.' she said, worried, "don't want it known. They'd get mtid an never come back." If a customer insists on knowing who wore what and when, Dorothj will take time out and look up the records. "One day,' she said, "n hiisbant ami wife came in to buy an evening dress. They couldn't make up their minds between n black dress or a Lana Turner ouce slept in, the au-! yellow one. Finally they left. The tomobllc Clark Gable once drove husband decided both were loo ex and the gum Jonn Blondell once pensive, chewed, but "Motion Picture Sin; Used Garments" had escaped us. AT IT A I>EC.\r>E It was nothing FAVORITE BAD GUESSES IS !? OutOur Wpy R60 - USED TUB'WORD TO DE6CR18S 'S 30KES.'-^MlSSp BUT AccORKte/ Richmond said. She OH. you NEEDN'T DO THAT--i HAVE SOME I OLD QUILTS.' WHY, < THOSE COATS WILL \ gg= FREEZE VOLJ TO DEATH •JDU PUT ON.- "A little while later the husband came back alone. 1 "'Who wore that black evening dress? 1 he whispered to me. "I looked up the records. "•Paulette Goddard,' I told him "His eyes lit up. '"Ill take it,' he said.' !tO\V IT AM, STARTED Eleven years ago Dorothy was a chorus girl In vaudeville and Zleg fe!d shows. One (Jay she was strand ed In Los Angeles and a friend go her a Job with a second-hand fur rler. She liked It nnd finally wen into business for herself, working out of her Hollywood apartment. Planters Hdw. Co., home of SHERWIN-WJLMAMS PAIN? DE LAVAL MILKEHS and SEPARATORS GOULD'S ELECTRIC WATER PUMPS U. S. BELTINIS and PACKING CANDLEW1CK;CRYSTALWARH COMPLETE LINES OF HARDWARE Phone 5JL5, BlytheTlUe, Ark. Chicago — ^The Young Giant JEFF MARTIN had been in. Chicago exactly one week when he received a written invitation, through the mail, from Caroline Henderson inviting him to come to a Ittle party on Sunday evening. She wrote thnl nfter dinner a number ot young people, friends living in the neighborhood, were coming in. i Caroline was the \vife of : Charlcs Henderson, whom he had not seen since (he time they were ,both young reporters on tho Baltimore' Sun many years before. Jert's meeting »p with him again in Chicago was pure coincidence. While strolling about the streets as a sightseer, he had passed the Bully Bargain House and noticed that that establishment offered its entire slock of men's clofliing*for sale at reduced prices, llcmem- bering that he had brought with him only a lew shirts and pieces of underwear, and needed more right away, he went in. 1'hc proprietor turned out to be his old friend, Henderson. • When Jelt had made up his mind to accept Caroline's invitation, he sent a messenger boy all the way out to the" Henderson ^lome with a polite and stilted lacceptance written on hoiel paper.'- He himself was staying at the Briggs House downtown until he' got settled. * s rpHERE were six or seven young - 1 - men and women at tho Suudaj evening party besides a lumibei of (their elders. They ran all ovci the house as it they owned it calling aloud lo one another, in the highest of youthful spirits. Some played games, such as lotto, par- walk lu with a load of clothe* under their arm." Just as we were leaving Jean Heather, the Paramount starlet, came in. Dorothy Richmond started Innn- mint;, "Take It Off," We got out ot there before she m.idc a bid for our coat atid ixihls. FOR SALE CONCRETE STORM SEWER AI,t SI7.KS ' Cheaper Than Bridge I.umbtr Osceola Tile & "Culvert Co. Thone $91 Os'ctola, Ait prised to find himself the unbeaten checker champion of the party. Mrs. Henderson lind n supper served at 9:30, though she dirt no call it supper but a "collation. 1 H was really a subsUmlial meal served 5n pl.-ites which one hat ;{o hold carefully on his kucc t. fkccp from spilling the contents 01 : thc floor. After tho collation the girl leathered around tho organ and sang the current ballnds and sue] •old stand-bys as "Beulah Land,' ."Old Black Joe" and: • In the eloamhiK, oh my ilruUng, [ When the Uffhts arc dim nnit low > Softly corao and ioftly'so. ' | Th« young girls, with thci ;heads bent together over the or • gaii, formed a beautiful picture ".'"." (The Bcitmar- Archive) "Chicago ill Flames"—from: a print by Currier A Ives. nd their gentle voices made one hink of life as a delightful emo- ion rather th;m as a harsh reality. * * * AT about a quarter to 10 •"• Charles Henderson went out the la\vn to sec if all chairs had been brought in. the He •ctiimcd quickly to the 'sitting •oom and beckoned to JefT Martin and another man. : They'won- dered what was in his mind until :hey got outdoors and Henderson minted southward. ' Over " that section of tho city—but far down:own—there stood a fiery glow that cast shadows of the three men standing on the Henderson awn. "That's a big blaze," Baid the heavily bearded man—Mr. Pollard was his name—who had come out with .TcIT and Charlie, 'and it covers ground, too. ^Yide as a dozen sunrises." "Where do you think it is, Pollard?" Henderson asked, rather anxiously, or so JelT thought. "It's hard lo say, but my guess is that it's on the West Side, down below Harrison Street, among those lumber yards. It's a good three miles from here." "It may spread across the river," Henderson said. "But that river's a pretty big gap for fire to cross. What d'you think?" "Listen, Henderson, when a fire. gets (o going in a big way there's no telling on God's earth what it'll do," Pollard replied, speaking slowly, as if weighing every word. Silently the three men on the lawn watched the spreading glow in the southern sky. The strains of "A Girl in Every Pott 1 ,'comical song about a sailor and nis sweethearts—came. from the house, mingled with much laughter. : "That fire's got bigger since we've been standing here, 11 Jeff remarked. "It's further over to the cast now. D'you suppose it has crossed the river?" "God knows." This came from Charles Henderson. "The wind is from the southwest, blowing straight in this direction." It was indeed a heavy wind that had whistled around the houses and blown like a gale in the streets all day. "Well, gentlemen," Mr. Pollard said, "I think I'd belter take my wife and daughter home. We've had a very pleasant evening, thanks to you and your charming belter half. No, uo, don't bother come in'with inc. I'll say good night right here." "I think^ve'd better go in, any-; way,"; Henderson remarked. 'We'll have to tell the people in there about the fire. It does look serious." They were then walk-: ing toward the house. ; Henderson stopped the music; and when he had obtained the- silent attention of everyone he' told of tho fire and the view of; it from the lawn. Immediately; there was a stir. Some oE thei guests ran to take a look; others j gathered up their wraps and madci ready to leave. Caroline Henderson asked them not to go homo soj early. "The tire," she said, "is so: far away, and we can read about; it in the paper tomorrow mom-t ing." Rut everybody was intent on'going home. The party had- come to an end. It was then; 10:30 in the evening of Oct. 8,'. 1871. ; • : <To Be Continued)

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