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FAGSyou* BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS BLTT1 KVILLK OOURIKB KIWI wvnXBI MBWB OOk JAMES L. VERHOEPP, Editor THOMAS R, ATKINS, Advertising Mani*r Dt- M MOO&d ClAM OUtltff ftt ***+ offiee at Blythevll]*, Arhira>«. uofer act of Oon, October 8, 1917. Bole Ntttnal Admttabv WftlUe* WItmer Oo, New Tort. Chlecca, trctt, Atlanta. Hemphfc. Pnbtlcbed Erery Altwnooo Except 8und*j Served by the United SUBSCRIPTION RATXB By carrier to the city o* Blyttwrm* or any •uburban town whew carrier anrlet to main- ttlned, 20c per week, or 860 per month. By mall, within • radlu* of 40 mile*, MM per 7«u, 12.00 for di montha, 11.00 (or three monthi; Oj mall outside (0 mil* lone, flO.W per rev (•fable SB •drancc. Horses Hold Interest The auction in lilythcvillc this \vcck of 132 walking horses, snul ilie prices paid by tho buyers from H slati's, indicate thai interest in fine horses has not diminished in this ngc of mechanized farming. The top price—?8,050 for Head Man —was paid by a 1'ennsylvanian who provided special express accommodations to take ; his prixed animal to his 'stables near Pittsburgh. The next highest price was paid by J. II. Grain of Wilson. He paid an even $8,000 for Wilson Allen's Order. More important, perhaps is the fact that tho two horses bringing tho highest prices were Blythcville-owned. Both Head Man and Wilson Allen's Order were sold by 0. 0. Smith and Kei:ton King, sponsors of tho sale. These men sold 2fl horses and the prices averaged in excess of $1,600 which is a neat sum in any man'.* money when it comes to dealing in horses. The pi-ices, phis the large attendance of buyers and iirnspcclivu buyers, indicate (hat interest still is keen in l'ii:o horses. And Blytheville folk .should be interested, too, in the comments from some of these visitors who were heard praising Ulytheville hospitality. Illusion and Reality The Navy lias just completed tests of a ram, jet engine called the "flying .stovepipe" which prove, according to one engineer, that "the ram jet is a practical method of achieving high speed flight at high altitudes." Hut what the engineer, the Navy and everyone else apparently forgot to mention was that the Nazis proved the "flying stovepipe's" practicality two years ago, when they used it to power the deadly V-l weapon. The recent Army Air Forces show at Wright Field unveiled some interesting new aircraft developments and promised others, such as a plane capable of supersonic speed. But shortly afterward it was an- General Duty noiincw! that a new American corporation had been licensed to build Hrilish jet propulsion and turbine airi'ml's engines in this country. Since the British obviously don't hope or want to build engines for our military planes, it may be assumed that they feel capable of competing with American industry for commercial jot-engine customers right in the Americas' own back yard. These two examples lend to dispel the prevalent impression among Americans that our country leads in all phases of aviation development, us it actually does in the transport field. Obviously, that impression is not accurate, as the aviation subcommittee of the Mead National Defense Committee pointed out in a recent report. Hut the Mead subcommittee findings, based on long and thorough 'inquiry, did not attract much attention. The report said substantially what a half-doxcn other exhaustive surveys have said in the past year: We lack a "clear and farsighted national policy in aircraft research and development." We lack adequate facilities for that research and development. Our wartime, aircraft production,, while approaching the miraculous, was si ill attended by delay, confusion and mistakes. The British government is "energetically supporting" 'research, and its flyers hold the world speed record for jet-propelled airplanes. Uussia has an extensive aviation research program. German leadership in jet propulsion and guided missiles was "a direct reflection upon Hie scope of our aeronautical research and development in prewar years." These things arc not news to the Army and Navy or to the aircraft industry. They shouldn't be to the rest of us. Yet, though the story has been told so often Hint it's beginning to .sound like a broken record, neither the requested policy for facilities nor funds are yet at hand. For fiscal 1 <)•!(> the Army asked §2'ir>,(i77,'IOO and the Navy ?M8,256,- '150 for research and development. Congress granted the • full Navy request and gave the Army $200,000,000. Hut the P.ureau of the Hudget recommended only $115,000,000 for the Annv and $1! 1,000,000 for the Navy. 'I'he Mead report states again the familiar fact that "actual and projected improvements in aircraft and missiles threaten to dissipate our historic natural defenses." Kor the sake of our national safety until peace is secure, a way should be found to impress Congress and the country with what we DON'T have in the way of the newest- type air power, rather than to provide a steady diet of information that leads to complacency. SATURDAY; JUNE 22, 1940 BY LUCY AGNES HANCOCK V..pyrij!ii t>y L r r * A^C. T11R Honcack Distributed by NIA SERVICE, IKC. STORYt Xormn ITMiTen 1 <fc«* «>flii*r ntirsoM !»;• ii^kinc for ', Jim ll:illiirk ivnrn* S:xll> to watch r <HU Xur A u ruin. ! * « • ! XV I'THE patient in 327 smiled at her j nurse. It was apparent she was jfecling very much belter. J Spring always did something to ;the patients in Linton Memorial. {Perhaps the Ions rows o£ scarlet ;tulips that bordered tho walks Avcre responsible, or the pussy '.willows that flaunted their plump Igray kittens beside the tennis ] courts, or it might possibly be the •.tad that the hill on which the hos- fpital stood caught the first warm (rays of spring sunshine and gath- jered unto itself every bit o[ va- '•rant perfume afloat in the sof 'April air. Anyway, Marcia Bead f—badly ruptured append! x— (smiled for the first lime in the for •'days Sally Maynard had been on ',duly in room 327. f "O-h, you're better!" Sally cricc 'softly, smiling in return. "1 am s ;very glad! And today we hav * r planncd for you lo have a visito <or two. I can imagine the tw .•you are going to choose." ; "Go ahead," the patient sug | gested. "Let me sec how good yo .'are." Her voice was surprising!, ' strong. ; "Well," Sally said judicially i"one will be your mother, ! course, and the other—that good 1 looking lieutenant who has bee (haunting the place ever since yo arrived and' who is trying de : pcrately to bankrupt himself b filling your room with flowers— .not to mention the quantities , fruit and swcels, which, of cours : you can't eat—at present. Highl • "Right." The girl in the narro hospital bed laughed softly. "Isn Ted a darling, Nurse? What's yoi •JWS£rU?S?!{!o*. Maynard? I _w t call you Miss Maynard." "I'm Sara Eli7abeth Maynard — illy to my friends." * » « CJALL.Y," the other murmured. "1 like it. It sort of suits you. o you know I have been silently Irniring you for days. I seem to low you — by reputation — that is, iy mother knows your aunt. Why ave I never met you before — ocially? Surely — Of course you low you are beautiful. You'd be retty dumb if you didn't; but •hat I can't figure out is how it appcns tliat anyone as lovely as ou arc ever trained to become a urse. A model or an actress yes; ut a trained nurse! I don't !:ct it. should have thought — Hn\v ever id your special boy friend let ou?" Sally shook her head. This was Our Changing World r IN HOLLYWOOD . . . 11V UUSK.INK JOHNSON N'KA Staff C'urri'sjiondenl Ilcr.LVWGOI). June 22. (NBA) — Hollywood j:j intiuduulntj a new ino- niiklni; technique in Ihe Rob- i'il Munli-omcrv mystery film. "Lady in Ihc i.:ikc.""Tlie story is told |n the lirsi iK-rscn -singular, with the camera's eyi's being Montgomery's 'Ihe camera IS Montgomery. Wlien hi' sits down, Ihe camera "sits djwn." When he walks, tlv miiH'm "walkii." The only time Montgomery Is seen in the !llm Is v.'hcn lie does a narration at Ihc oiiniiiu:. niui later, in the plot, when lie h.oks into a mirror and you r:c'e only Ills reflection. The- oilier day they were filming a S<VIH. in v.-liich Montgomery— mid, therefore, the camera—i.s Ihivnvu onto n bunk in a jail cell Tills meant the camera actually hud tn lie on the bunk, with the lens focused on the ceiling. It was sii|i])j.;ed to stay there •A minute, then rise ii|). Something '.lent wronij with tile nK'Chanism, and tht: camera wouldn't budge. "Mnybe its'just tirsd out,", ((tiip- ]>ed licb. "YOU IHUN-G THK I.A.M11" "The mem shortage niul the baby nmb vvhK'h was presented Con- tancc Moore by tin- city of Sncrn- nc'iHu nav« Reginald Gardiner a'l dm. H'.KBIC sent Connie a jar T. unit jolly,'with ;i card shaped like i riuestion-mar!: and signed •"llopc- ully, HfKBle." Jnckie Coo;;an tells about nri'iv- ii'4 a(, >!i,. NOW York airport, after iis tli.s-lr.irKc from (he Army, positive that no on; would remember "r rccci;nl/e him. The bobbysoxers. :ir;(iiis or unta-a \vhcn he was famous, ignored him. But one liltlc iello'.v ran up to J him, exclaiming. "Jackie Qoogan, [ my favorite actor! " "Why, you can't remember me." said Coogan. "It's been a long time j .since I was famous, and you're such j a little fellow." "The heck I can't," was tli<> Ply. "My name Is La Guardla! Martha TiHon and Barls Ks headed a (roups that toured vet- ! craivs 1 hospitals tlirougii the east, t At one wliistle stop, Karloff asked I directions from the local constable. | "Haven't i seen thai man be- I fore?" the constable asked, svhen ;| Kailofr started toward his destination. "Oh, I don't think so," laughed Martha. "He's Just a strangle!- in i town." FRUSTRATING GARMENT Merle Oberon was seductively perfumed and bcwltchlngly gown- :| ed in a creation with decollete dangerously close to the equator, for a love scene with Charles Korvin in "Bella Donna." But all she could manage was an expression of pained frustration. "Just a minute," said Merle, vanishing, to her dressing room. She returned soon and went through the scene, throwing plenty or "panr 1'amour" into it. "Wonderful/' said Director Irving Pfclicl. "Yes." said Merle, "after f got rid of that corset. How our grandmothers ever got their necking done I'll never know." Si|;n spotted by Alan Young. Ill n Hollywood jewelry store displaying charm bracelets: "Ladies! Don't lose your charms. Stop in and we will s-jlder '.hem cm for you." U. S. Army Group J Anarrer to FrrvJoua *• WASHINGTON COLUMN plan on spending your life here Eiiiinng Hie sick. H isn't right—it ibn't—" * • • CJALLY latifihed softly. "A life is made up of days, my dear," she said with what seemed to the patient logic in one so young and lovely. "And days arc made up of niinulcs. When one is busy as I am, the days pass quickly and soon run into years. One is .scarcely nwiire ol their passing." "For heaven's sake, Sally May- inrd!" Marcia cried indignantly. "IIo\v old are you?" "Twenty-two. Why?" "You talk like a woman of SIDE GLANCES nothing new to her — this hism. No doubt the other gi rolc- ls had o submit to the same sort of inquisition. "Believe it or not. my dear, here is no 'boy friend.' I'm a nurse iecause 1 want to be—because 1 ove it. 1 wouldn't be anything else." "Bui why? How did you come to choose—to make that decision. Sally? From what I recall, it wasn't exactly necessary that you—" "I was 10 when ray mother died," Sally said quietly. "She was ill less than three weeks fiu and pneumonia. In^rid Anderson was the nurse. She let me help her and together we fought for my mother's life. U was a losing battle but I wanted to be like Ingrid. I admired her more than any woman in the world. So when I was 18 I entered training here at Linton Memorial and I expect to make nursing my career —my whole life." > "But you're young, Sally," tiic .other rjrglcsted. "You simply can't eighty," Marcia said, impatiently. "And somehow it all sounds phony —affected, nnd I simply don't take any stock in it. I bet you're like Ihc average girl—dreaming of the prince who will one day come nnd sweep you off your feet into an en-; chanted world. Only in your case he probably will turn out to be a patient or, perhaps, a doctor ' maybe a famous surgeon. A lot of nurses marry doctors—" "Well," Sally protested, "here's' one who won't or a patient cither.! You sec, I'm not interested in men —never was—" • "Rats!" Marcia exclaimed inele- 1 gantly. "You only think you're not.' I as every normal girl has and I'll : never believe otherwise." , "Okay," Sally shrugged. "That's; your privilege. You asked for it and I gave it to you. What you do! with it is your own affair. Now how about a short nap—a beauty' sleep so that when your lieutenant The Great Silver Ho!d-Up BY I'KTKIl KIJSON sold to the trade lo relieve NKA WashinKli!n Cnrirsiiniulenl current silver famine if there WASHINGTON. .Imic 22. (NEA) ijust a law to permit, it. —The hard-boiled bloc of 1'2 sen- ! nlors from the six Western silver ] producing stales today faces i.h-' mounting ire ol U. B. newspaper, magazine, photographic and silverware Industries, supplies of bar silver and silver chemicals have In- new lows anil stocks are hwomlni! increasingly hard tn get. The threat, of luwspnpers without illustration:, imminent. Photographic siipplv nouses report stocks of silver nitrate, used in film, print paper and photoengraving negatives, arc now less than a U\o months 1 reserve. Behind this shortage i.s a complex plot involving congresslom'-l politics, the u. S. Treasury an:l Mint, I^nd'I, operations. Ihc OPA ceiling price on silver ;nul the world silver market. Before the war it wa s generally true that there was more silver in the world than anyone knew what to do with. Silver sold on the open innrkcl at from 20 to m cents a troy ounce, though Ihc monetary value was set by law at ?1.2i! an ounce. In 1934 the silver bloc waneled through Congress a law requiring the U. S. Treasury to buy stocks f »! silver equal to one-fourth the stocKr of gold. At that time it was puic WPA boondoggle. The yruwing stocks of silver bullion at. West Point became a national ,sr:md'il, though the highest the stockpile ever got was 19 per cent of t.he gold stock, in I938. SILVER rUHCHA.SE ACT WAS I'ASHI.'I) IN 1030 • Emboldened by this success, !i\ 103J) the silver bloc got a Silvcj- Purchase act parsed, requiring UK* Treasury to pay 71.1 cents per troy ounce for a 1 ! new silver mined iu the U. S. It was a rank subsidy as the world market price was then around 30 cents an ounce. Under (hesc two arts the U. S. silver stockpile was raised to over three billion ounces. Then I tie v;av came along. Uses for silvfr increased. As a substitute for copper the Treasury was authori/ed to loan out stiver reserve stocks for usf as bus bars in heavy electriral installations. Over 873 million (innc'is were loaned in Ibis way. '250 million onncc.s going into the atomic bomb plants alone. Then 411 million ounces \vore Lend-Leased to foreign countries T1IK I'RICE IS GOING l)V Last fall Congressman Joe M tin of Massachusetts intiuduccrl hill to exteiui the Green act two years. H pissed the House, but in the Senate ran into the aK'remen- lioned silver bloc. Nevada Scna:or rat McCarrnn promptly introduced an amendment to raise the price to $1.03 an ounce, instead of 71.1 cenls an ounce. Silver consumers yelled, "Robbery,!" HORTXON'TAL, I,G Depicted is insj'Knc of U. S. Army- Djvision 12 Re carried by QafbraHh But deep down in your subcon-i scions there lurks a dream such arrives he will, be complclcly bowled over—" Marcia laughed gleefully. "There! Sec? You're romantic. I knew it. What's the matter with that nice young interne—wliat's his name—Hallock? And I believe there's another one here, too. Hallock looks as if he might be fun to know." Her bright eyes mocked the other girl. "I bet they're both crazy about you." 'If they arc they manage (o keep it well hidden," Sally said and was annoyed a); hersell for blushing. . .(To B« Continued) lo give them enough silver for coinage to keep their moivtavy systems going. This silver't have u> be relumed till Ironi liv.- to seven years alter the dro!;ircct end of the war. The mining of silver was iirac- lically stopped in the 11. .s. .in'l tniix>rt.s were slopped by luck ol shipping. As the demand Increased. OI'A froze the price at 71.1 rnns an ounce ccilinR. That further»r- Ihc production of ihis "unessential" metal. To brine, some relief I > the .silver-using industries, in nm . u ens- tor Theodore Francis iitern of Rhode Island authored n l»il to permit the Treasury n> s ,.]| us stocks of "free" sihvr--ali bn the 147G million ounces nl bullion now held as a reserve t<» lj.u-k nj> paper money, and Ihe nil in silver dollars and iniuoi- The maximum sale prhv at 71.1 cents an ounce. Under this arccn act Ihc Tieasury . ; oU: 1G7 million ounces. Hut tiir V,rcen act expired on Dec. si, 1!I4>. Irving the Treasury with m million ounces of free silver on h,md The U. S. Mint will need Km minion ounces of it [or coinage in Hie next two years. IJut Ihe rcrtuuuni: 12;i million ounces--a tout year's commercial supply., nnild be cora. isie BY NEA SERVICE'. IN-C. T. M. SEC. u. s. PAT. OFF. 6-2-2- apparatus 15 Perforate 1G Female saint tab.) 17 Krnanatc 19 Edge 20 Got up 22 Plant part 2-1 Drawing room 2fi Treatment 2!) Onagers 30 Islands 31 Chinese Wright 32 Half-em 3D Idolize 37 Herb i <1() Cotton fabric 41 Walking- sticks •12 Not ion 44 Rectify •Hi And 18 R.u-er T>0 Lamprey 53 English queen 5 Complication C liandic '7 Is indignant al 8 Rag VEUTICAL, 1 Transposes (ab.) 2 Strike 3 Standards of perfection 4 Music note 5 Sweet potatoes 6 Indian weight 7 Work units 8 Erbium (iib.) 25 Whisper 9 Regular 27 Fowl (pi.) 10 In three ways 28 Slaves (comb, form) 34 Vegetables 11 Dress edge I'l Driving , command IVElornities 18 Toiletry case 21 Fish eggs 23 Worm 24 Lettuce 35 Disencumber 36 Wife of Cuchulainn (Irish saga) 37 Genus of maples 38 Girl's nickname 39 Notch 43 Relative 44 Also 45 Encounter 4G Sailor 47 Individual 49 Numbers (ab.) 51 Compass point 52 Gibbon 54 Eye (Scot.) 56 Near "I don't sec why you won't let me drive jtist because it's a new cur—they're turning out new machines, at a pretty fast clip now!" * THIS CURIOUS WO&J& GOT A SPRING SNOWSTORM THIS YEAR ....WITH -SAt.7" AOOfO/ THE SALT CAME OVER THE SIERRAS FROM THE PACIFIC, IN A (OO-AMLE WIND. _ CAUSE ABOUT 25 PERCENf OF I_I<SH7>J)N<3 CAUSES LESS THAN FTERCENT. ANSWER Mcriwclhcr Lewis and William Clarl; NEXT. Grasshoppers do rel aronnrt. WHAT WERE THE FIRST NA.WES OF LEWIS AND CLARK ? Jut Our Way Bv j. R. Williams R-\ SEZ PEOPLE SHOULD 'IHEII7. SUEROUMD- . VS BEAUTIFUL AS POSSIBLE--BUT IT TAKES HIM BO LCMO -XN' LOOKS ' AWFUL FOR. •SO LOMO THAT HA-H-M SRANPCHILDERM GIT TO EMJOY IT, BUT THEV'LL MEVER. KMOW WHAT OLD TiKAERS WENT THEOUQM — HAH.' T-' DOM'T GET HIM JMTO A POUT OR. IT'LL EE, BE COME.' WHY MOTHERS CET Board ing House with Maj.Hoopie DRW IT, MEW.' AW ANKLE 6 AS rtEW-TUY A6 F\ TRUCK SPRING, BUT 'rAESE PR.V1NG DOCTORS DISCOVERED A COMPL1CATIONJ"- I 1M3URED :APTUR\MG THAT'S 1FTHEV6EMDTMKT YOUR HOME AMD MI&SU9 GETS HER CLAMPS ONi IT, YOU REP\LLV YOUR DOUGH \M1LL BE COMPU1CATIOKS. „_ SL&6PIN& WELL. THESE H|6rXTS=

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