The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 7, 1944 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, July 7, 1944
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NIWI OO. Bi Pubttibar NORfiJB, Editor ' Bait National AdTertlring R*prtM«iiUUTM: Wallace Wltiner Oo,, KMT York, GhlMfa tntt, AUutit, M«nphH, • fcfcfW U feeoBd CUB mitter it th* pdrt- •«c« it BtytheviillS Arkiniu, under tft o! dfe. •rat, October t, tilt; Bmed by th« UnUM fit* SUBSCRIPTION RATHJ Hj warier In the city ot BlytbeTUM, M pit xWeefc/ of Wo per irtuiiui: Ojr m»n. vtthln • rtdiua of 40 mile*, (4,00 per rear. (2.00 for ilx month*, (1.00 (or.thn« moithr null ouWde, 50 mile Knit ItOXw ptr jttx Cure for Complacency The .solemn wnrhing which Hie lop military loader.';, Generals MarsJiiili and .Arnold,ant) Admiral King, issued to Ihe home fi'dnl oii their reiiii'ji IY6m (lie French front was obviously heartfelt. They had seen the theater of bitter fighting and heavy casualties. They had .wen n tremendous expend it tire of war ntatei'inls ivliicli American workers must replace. They had come hack from an atmosphere of intense struggle to . what seemed to them an attitude of complete optimism, The war is not won, (hey declared, though recent successes seem to 1mvc persuaded" "some people" thai, they cnn now throw up their wnr jobs find go hack to civilian life. Desertion oil the hoirie front has the same effect as desertion on the battle front. Such statements from such high authority demand serious consldefation and will receive it. But at the snme lime it might be suggested that if we aru complacent, there are other reasons for it thai] iaz'ihess dr selfishness, if that is what the military leaders suspect. Much of such complacency ils exists surely arises frofn an underslniulablo confusion. For d&trrlplc, the. Miivsliiill- King-Arndkl report came on the eve of the W?.r- Manpower Commission's new control of hiring and job chnnging. -It - might bewilder many War workers to . reiuMhd report's sleri'i exhortation iiot to walk .out on a war job when a regulation, to'prevent that very thing was about to go into effect. -Other inconsistencies, came do mind , .which, stirred together, produce n brew tiint can set the ordinary bend to spinning. A few months ago General Eisenhower p're'dictdd that the war in Ein'opo would be won in 1944. Prime Minister " Churchill implied as much in a recent optimistic statement. .Bjil the chief of the Philadelphia ordnance divisions said last week that "General Eisenhower and the high command do not think the war will end ns soon as the wishfnl- thinking public believes/' and that the next six months "will be the most critical production period this country has ever faced-" Then, too, (he involved WPB plans for reconversion have been presented with siich complexity and with such a confusion of metal surpluses hei'e and falling steel production there that, only a Philadelphia lawyer can tell whether washing, machines or trench mortars are under discussion. Civilians have been-accused of wishful thinking before. And each time it has been possible to see that the atli- • tude was partly a reflection of confusing or misleading statements in higher circles. Unity of policy at the top would still seem best able to cure the false optimism for which the ordinary public is regularly blamed. m*.f, pouSflsB Tlie Japanese have nlwtiys tried to do so much to so many with so little.—Barclay Newman.' oi Eeptoducllon In this column ol editorial! tram •(her oewipapeH to* &»( n«OMt»ritj tat It i« trtMwMfDKal of in tb* of" Full Employment 'Hie British While Pnjjer on employment policy has outlined certain responsibilities for Ooverh- ment enteiprisc alul for private enterprise and for the enterprise ot loiior, in n way that ought to be eimilntcd In our own country. The White Paper prcsiipixwcs an exiiaaslonlst world, n world In whU-h nli of its shiill procliicc Snore nnd hnVc liibre; nliu Jt does not question that In HU economy, of Hint sort, maximum contributions Ijy all the forms ot enlcrprisc-aov- cmmeiit, private nnd labor—will be called for. For Government it sets out a continued pro- Bitim of iirice control, subsidy niici r'ciilonlhg, and n Ijrnild-fwu 1 task of directing the reconversion of Industry aiid the re-employment of Inboj 1 to provide full employment and direct production nloiiK the lines of national needs. We shall have lo do cxnctly snine things, and still another which the White 1'hper lays upon the British Government.: all public authorities an asked lo have ready Immediately after the war a five-year nlan for cnpltnl expenditures, so thnl public Works may be Instituted wllh no delay whatever. , There is hardly any other field In which the United States Government is ns far behind-hand i« it Is In the planning of Federal works for (lie first days niitl mouths of Die pence, when unemployment will again be a problem. Some lildiuiing hns been d/me, hut 11 Is grossly Insufficient. If we i\re not content lo go to the leal- i'nklng ngaln, to putlliig money to far less than the best uses, our Federal Government must start planning oil n very big scale. To labor, llie White Paper snys that "the workers must examine their trade practices and customs lo insure thai they do not conxlilule a seilbtis Impediment to an expansionist economy, so (iefcalhiii the object of the full employment, program.'* Tlicse words reverberate on our Side of tiie Atlantic fully n.5 7oiidly us on England's. Our labor unionism embodies, alongside Its many good policies, other policies that lend to coutrac- lloriisL economy, and to colilracti™ of Job opportunities with It. tteiclion ii'sitinst, the machlnu, and excessively high wage lev'clSj nrc, for Instance, grievous faults ol bnlldliii; trades unlonlsiii lii general. The considerable influence of this great, segment ol labor enterprise will, unless corrected, contract what might he one of the finest fields lor expansion of production niicl employment after Ihe war: home-building. Private enterprise should seek, stiys the White Paper, to Incrdnsc Its oulpiit, rather than lo Increase its prices, as the reward for enterprise mid good management. Both private' Industry and labor, it Is proposed, .should join with the Government In a combined effort lo keep down (he costs of production rtnd distribution, provided the cost of living Is kept, stable. In these proposals llicrc Is nn opportunity worthy of the mellle of private enterprise. If we nrc to have expansion, it must find its foundation lii low costs of production and low prices (o the ultimate buyer. Only by mcniis of low casts nnd prices can buyers nt home nnd nbroftd afford lo buy enough of Ihe tilings we produce—and our people have enough left over to provide a sufficient, ninrkct for things which other nations produce for export. Yet we arc henring precious little of cost or • price reductions nowadays; and entirely loo much of high-price thinking. For example, the automobile Industry says It expects aiilcinobiles after the war will be priced 15 lo 35 per cent higher than the same models before the war. No dotibt reasons exist, but the point Is that instead of accepting conditions adverse to expansionism, industry should be at its busiest nowadays exploring menus for creating conditions favorable fa the full economy the whole world wants after the war. If Government, private capitalism and labor will accept their responsibility, without shirking any part of II, there will be neither time nor occasion for any one of them to complain that any other is Attempting too much or Is encroaching upon its domain. There Is more than enough work for nil Ihree in providing nt least enough work for everyone. —ST. LOUIS'POST-DISPATCH. On the nature of liberal education In the next 25 years depends, in a measure, the futiirc of American civilization and, so much are we involved In the World, perhaps ot the world iUself. —Prof. Irvwin Edinan of Columbia U. FftffiAY, .tttT-Y ?, SIDE GLANCES ^ 1 rnir (be bulclicr simp ul the corner wbero vonr wife ! V shops,_U_oclor—and yoii iiihy be sure 1 always yivc her ! -— ^*±^*g^% the best I've g6l!"&gisfc_Aaaia.f!:«_-. THIS CURIOUS WOftLD HOT SUMMER DAYS BOTHER 200 LIONf AND FRO,V\ ^Fff/cA AND / MORS TH/W THEY Do THE WHEN A MAP SHOWS MORE SEA THAN ZXA/-O, IT USU.4LLV 15 CALLED A "IT TAKES A TAILOR'S 600SE TO PBESS DUCK PANTS;'S . ROBERTGROWI-EY, NEXT: Hiihvoods go west. In Hollywood BY KUSKINK JOHNSON N1!A Slnff Cnrresiionilciil The movies' Jolm L. Sullivan probably would giVe me the old 1-2-3 right on the chin if I called him Hollywood's latest Cinderella mnn. That is, If he found time to stop pinching himself to be sure lie isn't dreaming. After all, linking the great John L., a gent who broke the Jiuvs o? 40 ring opponents in his time, with the Cinderella stuff sounds mighty silly. So we'll just say that the story of dreg McCltire, or Dale Enston, is fantastic. Yesterday he wns nn extra. Today lie is a star, playing (lie title role In "The Great Jolm L" dreg McCHire, u nice-looking gent \ylth blnck liatd nnd a warm smile, hardly believes It. You see. there's even more to the yarn. A switch only n $5000 n week film scenarist would dnre dream up. As a film extra. Greg mil on n brawl n few weeks ago to net hi the new Ding Crosby picture, "The Road to Utopia." He worked two clays. See what we're building up to? Bjng Crosby Productions k niming "The Great John L." Ding picked Greg for the title rote. Wlmt a switch! )ur Boarding House with Major Hoople Out Our Way By J. R. Williams IM AS REKOV TO FJM.I. RIPE APPLE, BUT CANST VMS PAN)! SMLBokr WHEN, OR IF; WE 66T BACK : THE WA.R. BO.viD RFM<EO ALL LET'-i GO A^ EMEFUL OF iO HE WOW'T STAND FOR. AMV BE7TIKJG IM SHOP. HUH? WELL J'P LIME TO SEE- HIM SAV AMVTHIMG TO ME ABOUT IT.' I'PTELL HIM RIGHT WHERE TO GET OFF. HE'S THE WISE GUY WHO'S BE EM TAW MO ALL THE RA.CIMG BETS ISO THE SHOP AMD PHOMIMG EVV IM TO A BOOKIE I VsOULDvyT MISS THIS PER TH' WORLD.' V\!\1CH HIM CURL UP WHEW HE SEES TH' BULL.' RI6HY MOW IS THE EMD> < OF TK BET TIN 0. ArJD ^^XVBETHE EMD OF HIM.' .. JOKS\ y^E'RE 5UPPOSEC OF COLUMBUS, < TO REttT, JuST FORCfeO TO BN3.T6R. ^ TO BE SURE AOT After he won the part and Bins congratulated him, Grey said: "Yon know—it's funny. Mr. Crosby. A few weeks ago I was an extra in one of your pictures." You could have knocked Din? Crosby over with n pair of yellow Uohhy socks. Bul you ain't 'heard every tiling yet. IN ONK SWKU. SWOOP Six months ago Greg McClurc— he was Dale Enston then—was work- Ing In Hie Warner studio lubor gang. Heforc that he was 11 truck driver nnd even sold ties in a Ixw Angeles department store. See what we mean by a fantastic story? Cinderella stuff? Bali! Vou don't need a pumpkin and a glass slipper for props hi this story. As a film extra, Greg, or Date, heard nbout Bins; Crosby's search for a John L. Sullivan. He read up on the fabulous gent and discovered they didn't look much alike, but that their measurements were the same. So he looked up Director Frank Tuttle and Producer James Grain and said he'd like to test for the role. "They looked me over," he said, "and then called in the boss, Blng Crosby. Crosby looked me over nnd said, 'nut can you act? We're goiiv* easy on the fight stufT. There's T lot of heavy acting: I lold Mr. Crosby I was a lerrldc actor. Then he asked me how I was at love scenes, that John L.. hud Iwo big romances. I told him I was great at the lore stuff. So they tested me. changed mj- name and. well, I got Ihe part. I still don't believe it." Greg Mcclnrc turned lo Director Tutlle and said, "You convince him I've got the part." Director Tlilllc chuckled. "He's been saying that ever since the picture started." t • • I'ltACTlCAI.I.Y A I.OOAI.'BOY Twcnly-six-year-old Greg—a liick knee from n football Injury left him 4-F—is practically a local boy. He was born In Atlanla. Oa., but came to Hollywood with his parents when he was only three. His dad Is Walter Easton. the pulp magazine wrller. Durlnft his high school days the faintly lived In Oakland. Three years ago they returned to Hollywood, where Greg worked at odd jobs, studied drama in little theaters in the evening and married his high school sweetheart, Marjorie Hoover-, Tiiey have a. 1.9-montii- bld daughter. To Those Wlio Come In Late: This is the storti o/ uiliat happened lo Pinky Harrison u/ler jie twis hided In o joxholc. Tha scene is i/eave/ili/ Bcflct Jimc- fiON, half-way point t)cfu)eeu tile E«rlli Olid Bis Vtillcu. Tr'dlJ- eJcrs s(ai/ here unfit (hey sfoj> fookiHji (task to Earth, * * » XXIII TT was into this tense atmosphere that a diminutive Chinese soldier arrived finally. • Phillip watched him coming along the street, cocked his head first on one side then the other . . . puzzled because you didn't very often see the Chinese over this way. Nor did the Chinese show any indication of passing by. Ills feet slowed as he came (o the fence, then finally stopped as lie arrived ht the gale. He was gazing intently nt the house. "Yes?" Julie asked him after a rnoinent. Her voice hrought him hack (6 the situation at hand. He beamed and nodded. "So sorry. Me new up here." His eyes darted around . . . friendly, asking for friendliness. "I make first mistake, go to wfoiig house. Buddha very nice, but me Christian. You mind?" "Come on up!" Jlilie urged him, smiling. "Is my friend here?" he asked anxiously. "No, but he soon will he, we hope. We're waiting for him now." He stepped carefully past Emjly and Pinky and Jehovah and Ca- lerwaller, attained the porch, finally, looked around, nodded and earned his approval. "Very nice. Nice people. You like me, too, when we get acquainted.' 1 "We do fio\V," Emily assured lim, She nodded toward a vacant :ockor, next lo Mrs. Johnson. 'Won't you sit down? 1 ' Mrs. Johnson wasn't too sure she liked this. She watched him warily. He sal dowri beside her, looked at the railing. "All right to put feel up?" "Anything that feels natural," Kmily told him. Up went the feel, lie leaned back, stretched deliciously. "Boy, Ihis is heaven!" This time even Mrs. Johnson liad (o smile. • * • S Clod walked toward them along the street, he saw them on (lie porch and on the- steps. Look at them, silly 'dear fools. He knew that they saw him, too, bul there they wcriij pretending not to. Well, it was kind of them anyway, because he wasn't siirB whether he'd been successful or not, and he knew that was what worried tiicrh. They were going lo pretend to be Casual aboill it. "Oh; heiipi Father.". It vvas Mrs. Johnson, whose curiosity had been Ihe first to escape its bonds, "Where iiav'e you been?" "just out 'for a stroll." they ..were all looking at him nOW. Pihky had risen, stood watching him anxiously. Ada also rose; . for the first time her thoughts' aiid symprtthy nil for someone else. Kmily rati qUickly down the steps toward him: ([ \Vc missed yoii. AV(J were wondering Where you were." "Gracious, isn't anybody over at the sqUare tonight?" Mis ey, /ell on Jehovah. "How are vo Jchbvaii?" "Fine, bid you—have a rilct strotl? You look llre'd." "I ai'rt . . . a little. Hello, PifilfJ, He touched him on the arm. Then he looked around at the others' "What time is it?" The small figure of a Chlna- maii leapt Up from a chair. "Tif>A sir? One .moment,." He glanujo at a larfje fob watch. "Oiic mini ule, 32 seconds to 8, sir." Clod was puzzling,.as he looked at hirrt; "Don't 1 khq\v you?" ''I hope so," the Chinese miif''' | mured a little worriedly. ' "Charlie Low?" 'That's right, sir." Charlie ;rinncd and ii'idded at the others, le was "in." It was okay. "Well, I'm sorry 1 wasn't at' he station today. Did you meet everybody?" "1 think so." . Cod walked on toward the torch. "One minute to 8, did you say? Emily, can you reach .he radio there?" All slai'led, surprised. ''The radio!" Emily exclaimed. "Yes, turn it on please, Emily." lie lowered himself to the steps, ial beside Mutt. Emily stood look- in; down al him. "I thought you didn't like the radio." "I don't as a rule, but it's their I'oicCi and if you want to know what they Ihihk about things, yoii have to Jislen to it sometimes," The radio blared forth with a dramatized commercial ... a <rio singing. It mt'ulc'God jump. "Oh; not '-haty foi- heaven's lake.". -Emily explained: "There'. 1 ! a news program that follows that. 1 ' God felt he should say some- ihing. No one would ever kiioiv how worried he was at this rhoi merit. . "Look, people. I'm hot sure. There may hot even be anytliiriiJ on there about it. But it wc'jUSt get n mention even . . . Well, | that'll bo something." Hfe.,sa Pinky's worried eyes. _vi'liiV come over and sit by me.'^-^j When Pinky sat down best! him, God patted him on the knee. ' Pinky wasn't sure, but he iiioiiglit the old man's liaiid was trembling. | (to R<; Concluded) LAWRENCE, Kali. (UP)—Co-ed bookstore manager's here are noncommittal when asked by oliseir- ers if the placing of a book titled "Man" nexl to one called "Aniiiials Without Backbones" Is accidental. Buy Invasion Bonds Spend what you save using Shibley's Best Flour; DON EDWARDS BOTH. ' OOHONA, AND REMINQltm PORTABU IUH. At fmxri raoinnin (Ktetr Xnuutution Muit B« attlif«rtorr) WEDDING FLOWERS Our expert fiofisLi will handle decorations for weddings^ parlies and other occasions. Call us for an estimate SHOP F.T.I). Service We Pelirer Anjwhefe Ph. 491 Mrs. J. M. (Mae) Williams, owner Glencoe Bid?. Gin Supplies AT PRESENT our stocks of repair parls are as complete as during pre-war times! 1'tit your'plants in shape for Fail NOW. WE 01VK SEHVJCE-^-ali us day, night or Sunday. * Beltirtg * Belt Loce * Steam Packing * Pipe Fittings * AM Size Pipe * Crane Valves * Gin Saw Files and Gurnmei's Hubbard Hardware Co. Serving Blyllicville 25 Years FOR BALE CONCRETE STORM SEWER AIL SIZES Than Bridge Lumber Osceola Tile & Culvert Co. Phone 691 O.iocnlm, Art. Roaches, Kals anil Mice eliminated. Contract service In post control. Biddle Exterminators Free Estimates. 115 S. Third Phone 2151 WE Fill, ALL DOCTORS' PRESCRIPTIONS AND 8AVB YOU MONET STEWART'S Dra* SUr e Main A L»to Pkoti tfl Early writers predicted the wilrt gome of America would feed She whole world for eternity. | Every type of 'port shoe repair is mailc here where a wtdc slock °f fine —- leathers nnd materials pins highly skilled workmanship insure the smartest ap- licaring results continued with lop-nofch wear anil comfort. Moderate prices. . '12V ..W. M<«1 N. ST. GOOD HEALTH DESERVES THE BEST WATER; Bad Health Demands It _ Over five million American Homes have ordered the Famouf MOUNTAIN VALUJY MINERAL WATER From HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS. It is reliable—art aid in treatment of Arthritis, Rheumatism; Kidney, Bladder, and many intestinal disorders. It stimulates Kidney elimination. For Particulars, Free, health booklet. CROSSTOWN WHISKEY SHOP Alain & Division Blyllicville, Ark. CEILING PRICES ON USED CARS Effective July 10th We will pay up to ceiling price for good used cars now. Loy Eich Chevrolet Co, DL__^ c^rt \^ Phone 578 Have Equipment Fixed Now— PAY NEXT FALL Have tractors ahtl farm implements overhauled nnd repaired NOW while iiarls can be secured and our shops can do the work • . . DON'T WAIT FOR THR RUSH SEASON. We'll take fall hilling on (he charges. Delta Implements, Inc.

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