The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 2, 1945 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, February 2, 1945
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FO~J3 ^ \THE BJkYTHEVJLLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. -.'•''-- /' • H. W. HAlNfiS, Publisher •1. JUV. BAMUEIj P, NORRIS, Editor r^> JAMES A v PATENS. Advertising Manager ,8olb National Advertising Representatives! Wallace WItmor Co, New York, Chicago, De- toil, Atlanta, Memphis. i[ ; Published Every Afternoon Except Sundafr 1 Entered ns second class matter at the post>office at Blytheville,. Arkansas, under act of Con- Sress, October 9, 1917. 'J Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES - - By carrier in the city of Blythevllle, 20o per " week, or 85c per month. f By mail, within n radius of 40 miles, $4.00 per year, $2.00 for, six months, $100 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, $1000 per year payable In, advance. rtdtiori Crisis The American railroad system, without which the United States coukl not fight this war, is in the midst of a serious crisis. After yours bf doing tlic impossible with no serious tie-ups or 'delays, the carriers now find llicm- selvfes in a terrible jam. Temporary embargoes on the movc- fne'nt of even thc important civilian freight have been necessary. The roads have been authorized to cancel any passenger train they see fit. Coal, 'fuel oil, foodstuffs, .ire etil off from citie^ (hat caiinot exist wiUidut those commodities. l Famous passenger trains are pulling into tfefmiiials nine, }0 ( 12 hours late. This wastes the time of imjwlnnl war workers, who find themselves further delayed by having to wait days, in some instances, for Pullman space for war-' necessary trips. The alternative is to ., make long trips in day coaches without even the gtiaiaiitee of a narrow seat in which to doze between busy days when a clear head is vital. This crisis is not temporary. It gets - worse almost clay by day. Conditions - are different, but they are almost as baS as those that caused President Wilson to take over the railroads in World War I. It is very probable that there will be, before long, a rising demand •- for similar action on tht> part of Presi- I dent Roosevelt. For the record, in advance of such „ an diitcry, let's set ourselves straight on certain points. To have averted the' crisis would have required the acquisition of loco- 1 motives, ears, etc., in large numbers; , the provision of facilities and skilled - manpower to repair rolling stock under extreme pressure; the maintenance of standby equipment and manpower as , insurance against storm conditions. None of these things could be pro" vided by tho roads. Any or all could - be provided by the government if, in its judgment, they were more important than the alternative uses of materials, plants, and manpower. If the smooth functioning of the railroads is sufficiently important the government can gi ve priorities on' ma- teml and minpcnvei and can icbhict unnecessai, ti.-uel without sei/mg the i oads t $ li^lffiiS&W^ thoiou £hly undcj ^Wfyln^smiation, the lailroads. Will not be taken o\ei m this uai Noboth -least -of ail any government depart- ment-coulcl do as much with as little as the roads'- manages'have been dbine and are doing today. Stilwell Road Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek is to cpnjfialulaled (i pbn thc gesture mg- t UlC 'Ho-Burma Road, by ft once more is brought into ovorhnd communication with the civil- iMd world, should be hamed after Gen Joseph Stilnel). The ci.cumstnnces J oe under parted company has been variously cx- .pJahiod. Jv'o vfersidn has even liintc'd that Geiicral Siilwel! die! not cio a spleu- "(lid. miJiiary jo!) foY- Chinn. Chiang's Jiiiiw ifMlU \\fili hblp to rijmovc soinc of the bitter taste loft .by Stilwell's cn- forcod depnrture from the China scene, ELYTHEVILLB COURI3R NEWS FRIDAY,, FEBRUARY 2, 1045 MUUffeh lam M fa Mi p*Jtet| .1 Soldiers Think Differently On polictei affecting American youth no civilians are belter equipped to hdvlsc than the 12 eminent educators wild Imvc recommended that Congress go'.slow-• In legislating postwar military training. Anyone undertaking to tlls- rigr'cc with sitch university presidents ns Conant ^of Hnivnrd, Dodds .of Princeton, Hutchlns, or ChlciiBO, Suroul of California, Wells of Indiana niid (he other's of (his group, must approach the firgiiiiibril huilibly if not npolofctlcdly. They petition Prcsldciit Tibb.sevcH not to semi a message to Congress asking for military truin- liiff Ictislntioii, p.t least until after the war with Cieimauy ends. The nation, they say, should not commit itseirto such a long-range policy ''under the .tension of war psychology." ,. Certainly there Is ;io reason for excessive liastc in rcgarrt to this legislation. Yet action should not be delayed until peace has been restored in all paris ot the world. Moil of 'the men who arefighting this war will want to return to civil rtfe as soon as they have finished their job, And they are entitled to the assurance thai, when anil If necessary, other and younger men will be prepared to pick up. the imiis they lay ..down. No formal poll hns been taken of the men in the armK^ services, but. Rep. Clifford Davis of Shelby County, returning rbcently train's tour of. war tlioatcrs, had this to report to their attitude: "Everywhere, I went, the Azores, England France, Italy, Holla ml, Belgium, Luxembourg- yes, even In Germany Itsblt-l.inquired of private soldiers, upn-cbinmls&loiicij officers and officers regarding their feeling toward universal Uair,|,, E Without excbplb,, they were, for it, find -wanted it, and wanlcd it enacted r,t'&, c c, so tticre will he n'o group of young Americans unprepared ns most of these men were when wnr camb They think It is, -.lie best insurance for world peace flue the only way to make the United States n strong- world powbr." .Those reported as thinking along these lines constitute one body of n,cn who can speak on this sub ect with autlibfily Rt i cnst tb timt of the •u disliiieuished university presidents -MEMPHIS PRESS-SCIMITAR. IIDI3UNCO •f^-J. f^KM'fSiV~-'ff K " f •*%</*:. •,-$%'&:• ^^-•^" ^%;«/'' """r * 10 THIY So many „,,„ nre nssigncd ^.^ . Norfolk Navy Yard) tlu.t they cannot even all squeeze Into the place. Moil of them stand a.iound while a few work.-Sc-n. James M. Men ,i (D) or New York. An nil-powerful union pushing Industrial em- ployes around Is Just as nhhofrcnt to hie ns an .employer or m, .-,11-powerful government pushing then, nronnd:-Bcn. Joseph H. Dnll m, 0[ Minnesota. « « » The unofficial opinion in the Pnciltc area jvns. i, P (o the P ,,mpp inc illvislon ih(U )t ^ te 2, jeirs nfte, x E Da> till Jnpan , Rlls T^tVT M; r ;i!; Tiv^v 411 co! - . of New York, nlnnnjl bnck from Sometimes I wonder if it's ivorlh all (he trbtiblc I (ake ' to keep Hie maid now-thai we've gbforib—ijj |i, c ii,,ie I spend looking tor eights-for lier, I could do her work •THISCURIOUS WORLD IS KNOWN AS THE WOU/eR(N6 STATE, VET NO WOLVERINES EXIST WITKIN THE STATE TODAY... AS1D SOME NATURALISTS DOUBT THAT THEY i •K LIVED THERE IN BOWLINS, WHEN YOU PICK UFA SPARE, V<JU KNOCK ITDOWN."ji.f 'S~~ i " J. A. RANUM,, -- • ^. Announcements ft, 71 ! 6 p^'w Neys has been a«- UiprJzcd to announce, the following candiaacleS lor the Municipal Election In April. .,. Municipal Jndgre ^iJgEORGE^B^HAM.. . Marco Polo intvbducfti ice creiiih into Occidental cmihtrlcs from the Orient. DON'T SUFFER with colds' miisclo riblics Ontl Eorb tliroat. Taho St. Jusepli Aspirin for quick relief. W&rld's larecst seller at lOp, Big 100 tablet kizc only 35 f. Get St. Joseph Aspirin. CANNOT BREATHE UNDER WAtER, ANDAIU5T HOLD THEIR BREATH JUST AS HUAVAMS DO. •;. .? '.ftr2S ..-.y^XT; .The.Aleutian Islands.arc.alj_tt-c«. , In Hollywood nv KitskiNK JOHNSON NBA SlalT CorrcsiioiiJcnl HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 2.— Mi It riitutnll, the Barniuiiesqne press gent, who: qn,co "plnnted" n whala n lo\>:;At JPike's: teak, .flhfcljyih'tis rrivcd where' lie ; bcloiigs—iri HolJ 'wood. "And I'm glad I look dumb," lie nys. "That helps in Hollywood." Milt Crnndall is as fabulous ns lovictown itself. For 33 years he hns teen on the oad, dreaming up gorgeous, color- ul, sensational, super-colossal ideas il publicizing motion pictures, ome of Mill's ideas arc pretty ncky, like the time he wanted to lint (he Washington monument lack as an afr raid precaution. "But most of 'em;" he says, ''have 'al value. I've Worked for only iree companies in 33 years arid lat's a record in the film busl- ess." At 52, Milt Is bnld and paunchy lit, like-a kid. he liycs for fun. c's all over the rooiii when he ilks—acting out everything from way thc gals walk in - — ...... tllu £«t.T « ( IIK in iviiannc L , ' City Beauty Pageants to murderous impersonations of film stars Port, la., with 1st Army fa Belgium. „ OutOurWciy' /BUT COCKLE BURR- HAS H 1.P 30 VEAfJS' EXAN IS A. MASTER OP ALL OF .fSsSwsfe BOA CONSTRICTORS OOT -M OFdO ' ^mmi^m iMfei'ili!^ SIGHT LOST, RESTORED Hut there's pathos lo the story, too. At 7, he was .an orphan, living at a. Baltimore, Mel., institution. At eight; lie^wns building a boat, using n, hatp'iiv/lbr a tool. Thc plh snapped and Milt was blind for eight years. A famous surgeon finnlly heard of liis case, operated mid restored his sight. Milt started publicizing ' motion pictures in 1911. "We always had to make a tie- up with an undertaker in those days," he recalls. "Pictures were being shown in storerooins and we had tb have the undertaker's chairs." Working on one movie, Mill was trying to/iream up an idea in a New York City hotel room. The noise of streetcars, elevatcc! trains and automobile brakes disturbed Iiitn. But the noise gave him aii idea. He went to Mayor John S Hylan and said: ."The noise in this town Is driving me nutty. Why ctoii't 5-011 declare hn anti-noise week. Call it Hush week." The mayor thought it was a brilliant Idea and forthwith prbclaimed a city-wide "Hush Week." As his contribution, Milt "accidentally" found a photograph of a beautiful woman with a linger to her lips. First day of Hush Week a movie Mill was working on conveniently opened in New York. It \vas "Hush " starring Clara Kimbnll Young, the girl in the photograph with the Tinger to her lips. I While Clara Bow was making, personal appearances 1n OregonJ Mill topped himself by having the chimes of a church play, "O'l'i What a Beaiitlful Do))." I /'That was easy." Milt said. "Tho chimes player was a Bow fan. I just told him It was her 'theme song." IT KVKN SVOUTED Milt put the whale, made of wood and leather, atop Pike's Peak to ballyhoo the mb'vlc, "bowii to the Sea in Ships." The irhalc even spouted—Milt hired a fellow to sit insjde working a seltzer bottle. The story left the entire comitr? laugh- Mill just completed a publicity chore for .Andrew Stone's movie, "Bedside Manor" and how has gone to work for Producer Jules Levy for the Randolph' Scott star- rer, "The Homesteaders." With Milt Crandall In town anything can happen. It'll be funny, yon con Count on that. H will be Milt Iwlng himself, Vbit Us In 6nr NEW BUILDING Located at 121 E. Main St. T.I. SEAYMOTOR CO. Chrysler Dealer - Parts A Service 121 E. Main pione 312iJ Whole sole your itorh footwear for Winl'er and obtain stiiniy wet resislinff soles, greatly lengthening the shot's life. BUYING LOGS dak-— iPecan — CJypress — Cofrtonwood —- Tupelo BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Phone 2011 BlytKeville, Ark GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing mnd Tire Repair WADE COAL CO. N. Hwy. fil CEILING PRICES Phc=a 2291 Complete Super Service Station! ""«rY^£ii. v "" **"— W';P • • • GOODRICH TIRES . - . WASHING . . . LUBRICATION . . . TIRE REPAIR ... ROAD SERVICE. We are never tS"busy to appreciate your business. 3 AUTO AND HOME SUPPLY Phone 8Z8 BLAN HEATH •131 W. CHiCAGcL-tHE YOUNG GIANT somewhere in the safe Henderson produced a canva. sack and stuffed it full of papers Next, ho opened a drawer full ol money. "I don't know how mucl is here— about five thousand dollars I think. How in the world am I going to take it with me?' JcH thought o£ a money belt but Henderson did not have one. Much of the money was in small bills and it would make too big a wad to be earned in a pocket. All of a sudden an Idea occurred to him P [ lp ^ T" lhc linin s of y°«' coat fend it can go in there." In an mslant Henderson had his coat • a ? d ., jcfl> wUh hj s knife, ?^ ncd4 . the lini "g at the neck! When the wad of bills was thrust m .." ,'" a ^ c a - b 'S lump, but they pptted it down. rvfe got to run over to and gct my 7 ' -i Th , c .. B "'2Ss House! Why, my , there isn't a chance, m that direction is on --can see tho hotel from windows. Let's take a look." \vcnt quickly 1 0 the window ot the secretary's room. In the line of fire to the southwest the hotel could be seen, from its windows long tongues b£ name were shooting upward. JcCE turned away without any comment. Lome along," Henderson '^dm"'" b ° r ° aslcd in this The fire was close at hand when iiiey ran downstairs and made .-Ti i , d ° or - Soi "° ! '«n were still at the counters, loading them- h?,ii! W «" h , arnistl11 o£ clothing, .but the truck had gone. Sparks ;\vcrc failing like rain. They hur- jried around thc corner into the ;alley where they had left the jhorse and buggy. Both were gone- spmsbcxJy had stolen them have to walk," Hen- d.erspn said. "Yes," Jeff agreed, "and we'll Have :td \valk fast to beat the fire." Looking .p.. ward at that moment, he saw a burning plank sail, high overhead through the heated air arid "land on the roof of a building a-quar ter of a mile away.. In the mem- pry of that fearful night .two things stood out always in jjfl's mind. One was the roar of the fire. It rose above all the' other noises, and it soiinoVd like a gigantic waterfall, a Niagwa 6t flame and destructioii. Another unfovgetfable. fnempri- ^vas that of the strange look of the approaching fire. , It did not seem to be a fire at Ml, but a solid i-ftid yellow substance, reaching sky- high that pushed against the buildings, it was like an advancing wall moving forward with irresistible force. ii.rf (i,""" , Hen ? orson . !">d Martin left the store it was midnight, and it : took them until cine-thirty to poyer the mile and a half »6 the Henderson house. They had to push their way through a mulli- 1""° °? mcn . women, and children who were trying to make theft- way northward. In some places >v C rShl w f ,f m0s ) impassable uy reason of the piles of merchandise and household furniture on thc sidewalks and iti the roadway. Overturned .wagons lay on their sides here and there, and naddcned horses ran loose Iirough the crowds. Mrs. Henderson was standing on the pOrcTi peering into the street, when the men returned. Sarah, her three- year-old daughter, stood by her nothor and held her hand. "O ny God," Caroline exclaimed, how glad I am to see you. Did f ou the store?" "Yes," her husband replied in a dull voice, "it's gone, but I got he money from the safe. Where's Ruth and the boys?" "Packing up things we want o take with us. To Lincoln Pirk. That's where all our neighbors ire going when gets too •lose." TN the park P detachment of sol- '' diers fronr the u rmy - ost was'H trying to .keep wdcr, a difficuts'l I job, for people - • the .„„„„„„„ V. ere pouring into this refuge. - ., The Henderson'party brought j sack.- of food, some pots and vans'! and a lew dishes, Rulh L nib'.-J ' -. ding horse, blankets, piles ofiip clothes loaded on .he horse's back ! h and Jackie insisted on bringing!: the music box. Not one £ them' looked sad -r nfraid; they were tqb.excite'a; it was -n unexpected adventure for all».«. them. ,..It \vas early morning—just' about dawn—when they, found a vacant place for Iheir thing, on ;. lawn in the park. The :erv; -its— 1 Jane, the cook and housemaid and Thomas, her husba-d—proceeded to put the household goods in or- ;, der out in the open /air, and to f? cook breakfast. Th?y had no P stove, but they had brought some kindling and firewood from the hoiise. A fire was sooii blazing tho grass and a breakfast o£ iiam, eggs and coffee was being prepared. The crowds that were milling about, thair arms laden with clothes, stared curiously at the little group. 'This is Camp Henderson," Jackie called out in shrill, boyish tones. "I wish \ve 30 some kind ot shelter," said • ls ,, m ? thcr - "" it happens to rain we U be soaked." During the day thc homeless refugees in the park were supplied with tents by the crmy. Henderson asked one of. the army officers if anyone knew what started the fire. "They say," the major replied, "that a Mrs. OLcary, over on Hie West Side went out lo her cowshed to milk ji her cow. It was after dark and v she earned a lamp which she put down on the ground, and the cow kicked it over. That set the shed afire. Don't take my word; I'm telling you what I've heard arid U may not be true."

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