The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 15, 1944 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, July 15, 1944
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fAOE FOU1 •LYTHEVILLB, COUBIEK KBW| TBS JLYTHEVELIJI jGOUBQUl WEB TBM oomum KIWI oo. E. w. HAQW, PnblUMr . BAUUXL F. NORKW. Hitor . A. GAT*N8, Adnrtimn llttHM Bol« trttionml AdTtrUrioc WulltM WHmer Oo., N»w York, Obtain D*- frott, AtUite, Uemphli. filtered M Moood elM§ n»tt*r *t th* cffic* »t BtythevUle, ArUrju, undtr Mt of OM- October I, 1117. Beted by UN BtTBeORIPTTON RATW By curler la tn* city of BIyth«rlD«, 1M ftt veet, or Me per rnwcux ay mmiL within • r*fflu« ot W mUM, KW p«r T«r, M.OO for sli month*, (1.00 to* ttim moral; •17 null ouUlde 60 mile ion* (10.00 (Mr f«*r ptyrtl* In tdrince. The Power To Tax The danger of destructive taxation )>ns been emphasized by the recent cabaret tax of 30 per cent. In theory, cabarets may he nonessenUal for the duration. Much might be said also in favor of providing entertainment to veterans on furlough and furnishing- war-weary defense workers with escape from the grind of sixty-hour weeks. However, the cabaret as an economic necessity is not on trial, it is the extent of the government's taxing power which . provides the real issue at stake. As a direct result of the cabaret tax, it is estimated thai no less than 15,000 / people have been thrown out of work; further, 22 per cent of the cabarets in at least one large city have not renewed their licenses. Now the munici- palities'in which cabarets have recently thrived have lost thousands of dollars in.license revenue and the federal government itself no longer obtains income • tax deductions from cabaret employees, who instead probably collect unemployment compensation, thus adding to the government's loss in revenue. All this is a clear example that the power to tax .is the power to destroy. The question then arises—how far this power should ',-.' be allowed to go unchecked? How many business' and employees should be taxed into a forced change-over in jobs or addition to relief rolls? It might be interesting at this point to observe a somewhat similar situation in England where the average motorist rjfuisl pay approximately $GO for license , plates and a, gasoline tax of 18c per gal'.-Ion; 'Coiiscqueiilly,' there is "only one'; ./•• automobile owner for every 30 persons in England whereas in America there is •' one in five. It is quite likely that if the .; English motorist were taxed less there might be many more employed in the - automotive and petroleum industries, and quite naturally many more people would drive cars; as a final result the government's revenue from this greatly expanded market might exceed present income from the rates which now restrict that market. It is obvious then that any tax pro...• gram should be devised so as to en.: courage greater employment and to ;; spread purchasing power. Tf it fails in ^ these two vital respects, both the people and their government suffer losses in revenue. This does not mean that the ".''.'. appalling cost of total war must not be met by increased taxation. It does mean that our legislators must use judgment in levying taxes so as not to kill the goose that lays the golden egg. Let us profit by the lesson learned from the cabaiet tax. This tax backfired decisively to the instant loss of government, . management, and employees alike. If small plants cannol be used in the wnr effort and materials and manpower me available, we must not keep them out of civilian production. A head start for small business is tiie most common sense method of rcconverslon.-Sen James E. Murray of Montana, chairman Small Business Committee. Education Now . The University of Denver has announced that it will open its doors on July 24 to as 'many eligible honorably discharged veterans of this war as it can accommodate, regardless of whether government funds are available at the time. This is ti foresighted move whicli other- colleges and universities might welt follow !f they are financially able. The government's policy on veterans' education has already been established and the money will be forthcoming. Meanwhile it is only right that men and women who already have given n sizeable slice of their time to their country and who wish to return lo school, should not be asked to delay that return a day .longer than necessary, No Soap In the midst of war news', reports on price control, ntul exhortations to do something about the Fifth War Loan, there arrived at this desk the other day a circular from a manufacturer of exclusive men's toiletries. Among other items offered for sale was a solid gold shaving bowl—price $1875 plus tax. We were sorely templed for a moment by the bargain. Then reason returned. Even with a gold shaving bowl we should still dislike the task of shaving, we figured, and the razor would still pull. Besides, on second look we discovered that the manufacturer didn't throw in any shaving soap. So we decided that we'd better put the shaving mug into 100 $18.75, War l?onds. In 10 years they'll be worth • $2500, And that's more than we'd be able to gel for our gold shaving bowl— even with soap included. Not So We 11 Rounded "Invention of the Kero by an ancient Himlo," says, a-column-filler newspaper item, "is'considered one of the greatest :iulvances in mathematics!"! Invention of the Zero by a modern Jap looks less and less like one of .the great advances of aeronautical engineering !is time goes on—even to the, ?. Japs.-' >:" •<-•; • •'.-'•- -'•••'"•- • • •O THEY SAY There is unfortunately an,•unconscious decline in 'interest.on Hie jmrt of a surprising number of citizens not only In tills wnr nnil llic awfiil- noss of Hie issues, but In" planning for (lie future n.s well.—Secretary or State Cortlell Hull. • • • Children nre not c.xj>eiKlnbJe, li/wever pre.ssing present manpower needs of the nntlon nve.— U. S. Children's Bureau welfare conference report. • • * Smnll business ts bold and daring. The very Invge business tends lo become conservative nncl to follow u definite line of procedure. If you want a progressive, free community, keep your little and Independent businesses alive.—Mmiry Maverick, WPB vice chairman, •i • t We have given the enemy forces a tremendous pounding and we know from prisoners wlmt grent losses they have suffered. We have enlarged nnd extended our lodgement area and In tlml area we nrc very firm nnd secure.—General Montgomery, Invasion commander, v v .» While we can talk today In Icrms of formidably bad hick, there Is absolutely no necessity to prophesy a continuation along the same lines provided that German leadership capitalizes on Its experience and does not repeal its previous mistakes.—Lieut.-Gcn. Kurt Ditlmar, Nnzl radio commentator. • • • The United Nations, without adding to their strength of today, could compel the total surrender or Germany and Jnpan.—Sir Keith Murdoch, Australian editor. • SATURDAY, JULY 15, 104-1 SIDE GLANCES byOqlbralth i "Don'l Icll me lhal's Uelly driving"ihe'tractor, Uncle v, Will! Why, al home she even haled to wash (he dishes!" •THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William '. - Ferguson- M»tD A PAIR OF § BUILT THEIR NEST BENEATH THE ot= A STEAMBOAT ON THE TENNESSEE RIVER, IN ALABAMA, AND FOLLOWED THE BOAT BACK AND FORTH ON ITS TRIPS. IN THE NURSERY RHVME. WHl DID THE PUSSYCAT &O TO LONDON J2> NEXT TO 6REMT BRITAIN, THE Shux! What a Trip This Turned Out'to Be ( HtyeAGOOOTiME' \ AHD BE SURE TO BE&OODTOMY Barney Oldfield, famed racing driver, never smoked, but never-had a photograph taken unless he hnd a cigar In his mouth. WE FILL ALL DOCTOKB' PRESCRIPTIONS AND SAVE TOD HONR STEWART'S Drat St.r e FOB BALE CONCRETE STORM SEWER ALL SIZES Cheaper Thau Bridie Lumber Osceolo Tile & Culvert Co. Phone 691 Oseeote, Ark. ' IS THE WORLDS 6REATESf CONSUMER OF TZA.WITH Aaoor too, ooo. ooo ANNUALLY. ANSWER: To sec the queen. NEXT: Oboes are not so brcath-laklni. In Hollywood 1JY ERSKfNE.JOHNSON NKA Staff Correspondent W e renily got the lowdown today on the Harris tribe—Phil and Alice IFaye) and Grandpa Harris. We were supposed to be interviewing Phil, but Alice came In on (he telephone and Phil talked more about uuiD.i tltnn lie did nbotit himself. Grandpa Karris, it seems. Li a character. Ten years a motion picture extrn, but he's never had his on the screen yet. We'll tell you more about him Inter. First we must report that Plill Harris and Alice Fnyc are too busy enjoying life these days to worry about motion pictures. Phil never did like them. "I can't explain it," he said, "but sitting around ou the Ml nnd then working for maybe only an hour a day leaves me a nervous wreck. It's almost a Ms." pho- Betwecn cups of coffee—he never eats lunch—Phil ordered a telephone. They bring them right'to your table in some places. Said he Til be hiul to cull Alice. "Hello, darling," he cooed, home about 4 o'clock." were looking at Phil's cigaret )ur Boarding House with Major Hoople Out Our Way By J. R. Williams THE BOOM GOT HIM! T HOPE.' THE OLD DOME TH6 LONGER WE ILL NEVER BE HAPPY A6W 1W THIS PART O' TH 1 COUNTRY.' WATCH MV DU:VT WHEN) 1 GIT MY / FIRST LONG PAM1S AM' TRMM FARE--1'LLBUM MY WAY (F I rv HAFTA.' HENCOOP, M15TA.H TrVM.0' TO GO AW TOUEH SECOND , BRING HER ABOUT.' ENOUGH 8V THOSE OF- \VAO-- S»TC 50% On TRUSSES Steel and Elastic STEWART'S Drat S t•r• Main & Lake Phon« 2822 lighter, on which wns engraved, "It Will Always Be You—Alice." when Phil handed us the phone. "Alice wnnts lo lalk to you." he said. IT'S MVINCi! Alice snld she wns having n wonderful lime ploying the role of mother to her two small daughters "The studio wnnts me lo go buck to work in September," she said "but I told them yesterday I mlglv never come back. If a really goo< role comes along—maybe. 1 didn'- know people lived like this." Phil explained the "living." The: have a seven-acre place in Sun Fernando Valley. Lots of oak trees n swimming pool and a big com fortnble house. "Not a farm," Iv said, "strictly n luxury. Since tin babies came, Alice likes slaying a home." Phil himself hasn't had mucl chance to enjoy the place in th Inst few ycnrs. He goes out fo three months every summer will his orchestra between seasons o the Jack Benny air show. "This summer." lie snid, "is the first chance I'd had to gel Into that pool." Now about Grandpa Harris. He's (in old circus man. Once led n circus band in which little Phil blew n Innnpet. For the last 10 years he's been a film exlrn. still likes the smell ot greasepaint. "He always slnys in the background and turns his back to the camera." Phil said. "I asked him about it once ami he said. 'It's like this. You get your face in the camera the first day on the set nnd then you're through—the assistant director doesn't call you back the next day. r hide—and get called back d.iy after day. Why, in one picture I worked 28 dnys— nnd nobody c vcr saw me.'" GRANDMA MAKING GOOD There's also a Grandma Harris, who has been divorced from grnnrt- pappy for years Phil bought her the grocery' store at Malibu Beach to keep her in cheese and crackers. "I figured she'd make Just enough to live on," Phil said. "But the Every type of sport shoe repair made here where a wide stock of fine "leathers and materials plus highly skilled workmanship insure the smartest appearing results combined with top-notch wear and comfort. Moderate prices. H-H LTt-RS QUHLITY SHOe SHOP III W M H 1 Nl, S T. Gin Supplies AT PRESENT our stocks of repair parts are as cofVjJ plete as during pre-war times! I'ul your plants in shape for Fall NOW. WE GIVE 'SERVICE—call us day, night or Sunday. Belting Steam Packing All Size Pipe * Belt Lace * Pipe Fittings * Crane Valves * Gin Saw Files and Gummers Hubbard Hardware Co. -Serving Blylheville 25 Years Hove Equipment Fixed Now— PAY NEXT FALL Have tractors, and farm, implements overhauled and repaired NOW while parts can'''be secured and our shops can do the work • . . DON'T WAIT FOR THE RUSH SEASON. We'll take fall billing on the charges. Delta Implements, Inc. GOOD HEALTH DESERVES THE BEST WATER; Bad Health Demands It. Over five railUon American Homes have ordered the Famous MOUNTAIN VALLEY MINERAL WATER From HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS. It is reliable—an aid in treatment of Arthritis, Khr.umatism, Kidney, Bladder, and many intestinal disorders. It stimulates Kidney elimination. For Particulars, Free health booklet. CROSSTOWN WHISKEY SHOP Main & Division Blylheville, Ark. to By Victoria Wolf ; 1Q44, NKA Service, Inc. More is making much money she sends me a big check every month." Phil snld he was supposed to co star with Rochester In a muslon) this fall but he didn I think the deal would Jell. They cftn't scorn to get a story. "i hope they don't. I'm much happier not working in pictures," he admitted. Approximalcty one -fourth of man's life !s spent, developing and training his mind,, --fcl , — _, |^J EiilUtJner n» n Red Cro»» N'urae nflrr hvr Amcrlcnn huMlmnd tin* been klllrd In ncitun, Ccrmnii- Irorn Charlotte .Moore under KOCH hospital training. Her ynrtluulnr Kroup !• cnllcd "Thi> l<"ortHtfn l,t- Kfun" imtf include* Kurnnlnn Mull, Ilriiiillnu Jtinnun, Hellion Yvonnr nnii i:ii K |E*l> Hllxnlictli. They ro- Celvc Army coiumLKitlnnti upon £r.-idiintl(in, nn<l llr tinder or<ier* ti> it xrrrct (lc«llna1Ion. Amcrlr:irtK hnvr Juftt Inntlrd In North AfrK-n, mid nil (lir numen nre- ovcrjoyrd (i> lenrii finnlly ihnt tlirr nrr hplnp m-nt to Alprle™. VIHUI nrrlvnl. hoivrvcr, ihcy ar« told (hrjr nrf to rrninln <»»-rr7»Ip-hl onlj- nnd Chen tvlll iimcc-rd to thcfr atntloitK tn' the Interior. ARRIVAL AND \\TLCO5IE VI [T was 6 o'clock in tiie morning ^ when we gathered in front ol Ihc hospital to step into that miraculously clean station wagon for the day-long drive through Algeria. Our destination (his lime was revealed lo us, but as it had such a $64 name it is easy for me (o follow instructions and noV mention it. The drive through the country was beautiful. The road along the seacoast reminds you vividly o{ the Cornichc between Marseille and Nice just across the Mediterranean. Deep red cliffs look down on the sapphire blue oC the sea while the green of the forest contrasts with the azure of. the sky After leaving the coast we wen' up through the hills and came t( : n road which was a masterpiece of engineering, as it wound> along the side of a mountain Here yon could feel the harrci emptiness of the country beyom and behind, you could see the poverty and primilivencss of the population, you could imagin |their innocent simplicity, but you 'could not visualize a war at th icnd of it all! i, It was midday when we cam :lo Constantino, a romantic ol 'town, standing out dangerously on 't roclty pinnacle. We stopped in front of a suspension bridge ant suddenly looked into the maw o [the earth, Jnlg the depths ot th orges de Rhummel. It is a mar- elous selling: chasm, perpendicu- ir cliffs, natural rock bridges and unnclt,, houses clinging precari- usly lo Ihe rock walls and far be- eath the silver slreak of the iver. We bought some dates nl Ihe eorby open air market, where he peasants offered their goods. very beautiful Jewish girl—she vas unveiled, a facl which re- •ealeci boll) her religion and her icauly— while counting change, uddenly flared up and asked in rench, "You are not Bodies, arc Her face became distorted will ear nnd she hesitated to pass us he dates. "Don't you see that we all come torn the Bronx?" Yvonne joked n her broadest Belgian French. That didn't make sense lo the Sirl. Devoid of understanding and 'ull of distrust she stared into out •smiling faces to read the truth Elizabelh saved Ihe situation and our dales. With the tip of her shoe she etched the sign of the swastika in the sandy ground anc spat on it! That was a languagi the Jewish girl understood, and with a relieved smile she gave us a double amount of dales, t * * T^ROM now on our way must be shrouded in secrecy. Taut wit! cxpcclalion, we didn't talk much some smoked, some slept, Mai hummed softly. She had a swee melodious liltle voice, not like radio crooner, and her wordles songs were moodily comforting. 'Isn't it strange," whisperc< Elizabeth who sat next to me "four days ago we were still ii California among tho most care free people, and all of a suddei we find ourselves in this wilder ness headed /or war. How mucl money we cost the government! hope we'll be worth it." "Here we are," said our driver stopping somewhere in impervurb able darkness. "Here? You mean this is it?" ".Yes, lady. This is,iW "No kidding!" It was below his dignity lo an- wer such an insult We got out id opened the door. Not a sound, ot a light, not a movement indi- atcd Hint we were wilhin reach . i f any human settlement. j "Follow me," he said. ' In Indian file, as the path was ; oo narrow lo go side by side, HJ™ ollowcd his flashlight through'R; ; rove of palms and suddenly .slow ' : front of a white house whicli . • coked just like all the cubical . ownhalls of the villages we had ' asscd through. Without our ringing a bell or • naking any noise, the entrance loor opened. "Come in. Please come in luickly," said n woman's voice. * * * HADN'T visualized any sort of x arrival; but this one indeed, in . Is ghoslly flavor, took our breath '• way. ; Yet the ban broke immediately ' nside the house and we were wel- : cornea with smiles, handshakes ind cheers by Dr. Merrill and . >1iss Fryberg, the chief nurse. We were in a large empty room, lie new office and headquarters ot .he thrcc-day-old Army hospital. "We need help desperately," Dr. Ucrrill staled briefly, "and we are mpresscd by the quick arrange- ncnl of your trip." : "We converted three of these jarren rooms into wards. Five barracks arc under construction," added Miss Fryberg in cxaciit Ihe same tone and manner as lw doctor. She wore a light gray uniform, the collar and cap of which had lost the invmaculatencss that is a nurse's loken. Dark circles of exhaustion under her eyes deceived the discipline of her voice. Her hands looked surprisingly old, her face 10 years younger. I liked and . trusted her immediately though 1 ! am slow in opening my heart lo a complete stranger, but her face bore that indescribable sign o£ i great suffering which draws me to j a woman williout the need ofi words. • Dr. Merrill left the room quick- : ly and Miss Fryberg led us to I what she called the kitchen. "Help yourselves," she said. (To Be Continued)'

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