The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 18, 1944 · Page 3
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_fURSr)A.Y, JtllAM.a. Highest Salary Earners Listed Movie People Rank ' Among Highest Paid jj"" On Preliminary List WASHINGTON, July 18. (UP)— The Treasury has Issued a partial list ot top-salary earners In the Untied States for 1942, and it indicates that the most lucrative Industries are the war Industries and automobile corporations as well as Uie movie Iftdustry. Movie actress CJnudelte Colbert Is in* "piily' woman to rank among the il highest paid Americans. She placed'fifth on the list with'her 5'eariy earnings of $360,000. The (Qp man on this preliminary list Is generally unknown—Sidney B. F'Jelsher',- a negotiator for the Author's Lea'gue of America who received $643,000 from Twentieth: Century-Fox Films, Inc. Screen, actors Fred Mac Murray nnd,Blng Crosby rank sixth nnd seventh on the list. Among the 31 .persons listed in the 5200,000 to $300,000 bracket are Gary Cooper. Williani - Randolph Hearst, Joseph Pulitzer, Ginger Rogers nnd Bette Dayls. Since the report published today is only a partial list there will be additional lists released before the end of the year. Therefore, the current line-up probably will be changed. For example, tills list does not Incliide Louis" B. Mayer, production chief of LoeVs 1 , Inc., who for five years has led the nalion with a top .salary of nearly $1,000,000 a year. CHICAGO (UP)—This city, widely known for Mrs. O'Leary's cow, which kicked over a lantern and started a great fire which devastated the city in 1811, had 1,263 fewer fires in the first sik months of 1914 than for the same period • i- Yi st year, according to Fire -Mar* J -' A. J. Mullnney. (ARK.) COURIER NEWS HOME, KROM DIEPPE By Sergt. f vtrett Ogfesby Ai Told To Menno Duerksen The Disappearing Posts ' xviii Escape committees were formed in tlio camp to help Uie men who constantly hud escape on their mimls. These committees were for the purpose of giving all the help possible to the men who decided Co make a break. .1 was on one of these, committees and some of the most, interesting experiences ol' my life came in watching Uie ingenious minis ol some of these escape plotters at work. With nothing to work with, they worked miracles. • , The actual details of these escape *-> —= •— J plots cannot, of course, be told until sifter the war, but dozens of men tried the escape route. It seemed to be an obsession with many of the men to get back to England. Un- oii« to seven, Then It JHS «viv»>vu numbers equalled tfio high score of llw game he could -collect seven oljjiire'W for ertcl'v one he Hail put In. Since such pools paid off a profit lo Die operator, this gave Vis quite n hoiird ot clgarets. We used these surplus clgarets for''tiio common good of the nicii, sometimes helping those-who had none or to purchase favors from the Germans to help fls nil. , I hKd always been rtn ardent bnse- ball player, but 'iny Injury kept me from playing now, so I couteiihut rnyself with running the clgftiet pools; nnd helping to tnnnnBC 'the gftmas. • Tltcrt were ' 35,000 men In .hut enllre camji and I'm sure that almost every single one would' remember Arkle, the American who and helped .arrange fortunately. few who escaped were successful. Most of them were caught and thc'C'ennniis ni a d e 'a.- stilct point of always bringing the meii back to the same_ camp from which they had esr iped to discourage the other in e n. But this appni ently _ . had no effect on _* », . . (hem. Mfany men ****** «W«»7 tried it over and over again, The Germans proudly boasted that they would make a beauty spot of the prison cnmp, with prisoner; labor, of course. They began building gravel walks about the camp, scitlng posts beside them -as markers, but the whale project slowed down when the posts began to'dis- appear from beside tlie walks, Tli e men were stealing them to boil their precious tea. Angry at the loss of these posts the Germans began watching them closely, but still the tea-hungry British stole the 'posts, right out from under the very eyes ot the watching German sentries. A knot of piisoners would congregate around one of the posts and presently when (he-group would break up n [lost would have disappeared Tea would boil that night. To a p'fls- onei starving for lea, nncl wllh only n handful of fuel to cook for several hundred prisoners, the risks imohed were always considered ! n clitnp price to pay for' the posls. Most valuable of'all "possessions to n pilsonci- seemed'.to,pe- cigiirck which could be. obtained only through the Red-Cross .packages. The cigarets were.prized like gold and were used-as the' medium of exchange, just 'like; money, around the camp. A man wILii cigiucts was ilch while a man'without clgarets was poor,.The cignrets were also valuable to be used in dealing with the-German guards. For a few clg- arets a German guard would do nil sorts' of favors. The British clga- rets, with i real lobuc.co, were treasures not to be sneezed nt beside their own "crsat?."'smoke's. Some-of the 'men.-Including myself, made quite a. business *lth cigarets. We would.lise the camp baseball games to operate cigaret pools. A man would' put In one cigni'el, select two numbers from Lefs Face This Issue...SQDARELY! ."Mayor McLaughlin Definitely Wants i To See Governor Adkins Defeated" •Memphis Cdmm'efrcial Appeal ) '• „ July 9, 1944 j -.-...' ; - i i '..:n,l'FM?J nis commercial nppeai i July 9, 1944 j .PHIS" sa'-'^-r^r.oumV s r °' „«..*PnmaTr' ar\any,"^— ^S&fa * •'^i^iSf Ss^* SSS ^ sST**^ 2 ^ "If^n $£>£i£ •COWty W \ {0 ; >»>•»"' Velectt" 0 'jn^'4 6i5«ib- •' Vep", McLoughlin . is asking the : ' people to repudiate ' HOMER ADKIMS '' as a symbol of the forces arrayed against organized gambling—- ' ; Homer Adhins is asking-the people . 'to join him in his,continuing fightj -. against -"all that, Leo • SlcLaiighlinl. and the gambling oyeflotda'of Hot 1 .' Springs stand for.' ' ' So--!t Is HOMER ADKINIS Versus ,^- ttie Professional Gamblers This has been an issiie for three and a hoU years! Governor Adkins has slood four-square op every moral issue. He has lought openly against the powerful firmly entrenched gamblin'g syri- idicates of Hot Springs and his tireless efforts nays reduced cornmercialize'd arid organiztfd gambling to a minimum. Gbvernbr Adkins sponsored the rtiove to •bolish dog and horse racing. He has personally sponsored and filed a petition bearing more than 25,000 harries to repeal dog aridAhorse racing ii Arkansas. He has the courage of his convictions. You can back him up in thi<f fight. You'tan help him rid Arkansas of organized vice, tor he has promised to continue the fight. The gambling interests are prepared to spend large sums to defeat Homer Adkins so that never again will Wy man in public life have the courage to challenge them. It has taken courage for Homer Adkins to lead the fight for decency and good citizenship. No man should represent you in public office who does not posses this courage both physical, and moral. ' Adkins will carry into the office of '"<= Senator that same courage arid Help Him In His Repudiation of these Lawless Forces That Are Undermining Tjrje Moral Fibre of n , the Youth of Arkansas and America! . , . " '. Let's Elect HOMER ADKINS U. S. Senator .-.• Hie seiitlii([ at the gauios. The pennons encouraged such siiorls among;the nble-botllc'd prls- ortew niul cvcii fiu-nlshed cfiulpiu'cnt tor they,felt Hint it kc])l tlii!-pris- oners out of mischief. TOMOUHOVV: a'rceilom nl Inst. i WACs Don'* •Wait For Convonicncps ! "l.tt's muke u cup of Icn,' Tvt. Ji'rry IM'ers, radio ineclmnlu' as- slsnod (o' ficctloii 1), V/t\0 Dt'lach- mciil nt the ;u'AAP, .susigi-sted to her pal, I'vt. Klorencc 'rhumiilioii, clerk In (lie nallonlin! l)rj)arluii'iit hero. 1 • , ; "t'il, love to,', nuswcro'd Prlvnto ), ."but \ve cnn'i. There's no hot water," "I'll heat some,' promised Private Peters , "You, cnn'l," Thompson pointed Ollt,'"TlM!fC'R 110,'slOVCi" ' "Nope," , rqiycd i'clcrs,' "imt there's u boiler' and I'm going lo fire 'Jti" ,' ." '-, .'; : ' '. Slie tt'ns us good ns her word, Efflclenlly aivl *\v'llh dUpntch she mncle 'it ;• fli'D- -In . Uie bollor. lhal licnts llii> wiitci;' tor the WAC'fi' shower -room'.' Ami, wlthhv u'mnl- ter uf luonienli;,' I'rlvntes. Peters ftnil '1'homiison', two resourceful soUllevs. sat down before sU'iimliijj cujis.uf .fraijiani .leu. , - iiowdolh , ; ' fc.'- tUl'j—Al <n Uyu.fuv- s of rccnllc<l Hint. Ihcir tninpiis 'ambition was to reprcsonl \ their respective ted lh ; th'« .u.'.S. Senate, today pAbi^y.^ £ey are wldely.fcnowk u Kta/t^a. Owen Brewstor of idtine «ndl£n«- tor Harold H. Burton ot Ohlo> , v ' ' ,,>?-%-' T j'.. ,. '**•><< ' 4& " ff \ • "r^V* 1 * ^ ^Mft . ^A ^M ^^viL^^kJ - < 'V 5 iff> Will Hove MORE Business in Politics and LESS Polities in Business With -. BEN LANEY AS YOUR GOVERNbik , —Poitllcnl AdWltseWb folk's don't. They're •»'•(*£] from the real facts as this ph^'m an amusement park mirror! X ' ] ,' i' i Proof? In a nation-wide.Ai^-e^;', 42% of the people sharply ofmrjfi- mated the amount of their last eje<- trie bill. 59% didn't realize "trial rates had been reduced in die last 1 fifteen years — and 95% didn't reaj-' ize how niucfi! '; , ^ 'Actually, the average 'Amefica^ family gets about twice at much electricity today as it did fifteen ytatt ago jot the same money. .„- ? J^, "For the same money." "Tha'^' the clue. You don't realize that ratet are down, because your bill may \£ as much as it was fifteen years . ( !utb ' ' i a 1 tt&? — or perhaps even more, opt yp* have more electric appliances now. You're using more electricity — afttf you get about twice ai much * for .what you pay. , , ' Keeping electric production'»p and electric prices down is 'not easy in wartime — when other cost* aitd taxes are soaring. But your electric company has done it — by careful planning, hard work and sound business management, - u ' • Hear "Report to the Nation," nnt froirtm of the wetk, every Wtjnelday, 10:JlfKM., E.V.T, Columbia BroatttiUtirtg Syifem. ' L ^ r «"!'•' uii licl

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