The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 31, 1944 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, July 31, 1944
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fAGl FOUB IBB iLYTHBVILLBOOUMElOH ' TH» OOUXHR ram oo. • H. w. HAINBS, PubUlhM •Airan, P. HOKBffl, IdUd . JAIO8 A. OATIN8, AdTUtUaf UlMCM fiole National MnctWcj R«i>r«MntkUnr, ffUtett Wlbner Oo, Knr T«t. CUM*. O»- Wtt, AUttU. ifeophii. Atteneoe M neaid elan miter tt tb* port. BUthertUt, Arteoju, muter Mt «J OM- CT*M, ottaber », 1117. Bemd by tbt OnltM . By «*rrter In tie city o! BlytieTiU*, M« t* wee*, or etc per cwotlj. , BJ m»u. within a ndlu or « mllw, 14.00 pu rnr, *2.00 for tlx month*. (1.00 (at tbiM mettbi; ~<a null outride 60 mile lone 110.00 P*i reu in \ Coast Guard Birthday The United States Coast Guard, 154 years old and going stronger than ever, deserves a .special hymn of praise on its .birthday. For, though the Coast Guards men'are not'exactly unsung heroes, few of us have an adequate idea of the variety of important jobs they do, in peace as well as war. Their wartime assignments are of :the highest . importance. Because of their ability to handle small craft, Coast Guardsmen have been chosen lo spearhead every one of our invasion landings, from Guadalcanal and the Aleutians to Normandy and Guam. Once ashore with ,tho first wave of landing troops, they serve as' beachmasters to direct further operations. Const Guard rescue work from tho sea and from the air has saved many lives. In the 2*1 hours after 11-Hour of D-Day, Coast Guard 83-footcrs rescued 800 soldiers and sailors from the Channel. It, was a Coast Guardsman, Capt. Carl Van Paulson, who fired the first American shot of World War II, against a Nazi radio station in Greenland. Another Coast Guardsman, John Cnllen, apprehended three enemy agents landing from a submarine on Long Island nnd paved the way for the capture ami execution of a dangerous group of Nazi saboteurs. Since its organization on Aug. /!, 3790, as the Revenue Cutter Service, this branch of American arms 1ms fought in all of our wars except that against Tripoli. In these engagements it has functioned as part of the Navy, but , in peacetime the Coast Guard is attached to the Treasury Department. The Const Guard's original job, enforcing maritime and customs laws, continues. Its big peacetime job of port security, which includes fire prevention and fire fighting, is more important than ever today. And in addition to its vital convoy and patrol duties, the Coast Guard maintains its observation <md reports on icebergs and wenthor conditions, and still bosses lighthouses, lightships, radio beacons, etc. The wartime Coast Guard of 170,000 officers and men is a small unit, though larger than our pre-war Navy. But Const Guardsmen have performed a service far out of proportion to their numerical strength. When peace returns many of them will stick with their job. More power to them—and many happy returns. , Wise Decision The Civil Aeronautics Administration has a postwar plnn for building 2300 "airparks" where private pilots may land their planes. We applaud this excellent, far-sighted idea. If somebody had tackled the parking problem when the automobile industry was *i its infancy, think of the time, sweat and tears, the tires and the §2 parking tickets that the citizens of this country would have been spared. How Come? PLTTHKVIUJ. <SME.X couun tnwi A year or so ago the National War Labor Board saw M to grant wage increases of §15 a week to members of the small union of theatrical press agents and managers, whose minimum wages at that time ranged from $75 to ?160 a week, A few days ago the same National War Labor Relations Board refused to approve a ?lfi-a-month increase for 104,000 white collar office and clerical workers on,the west coast, __ though the regional WL13 had previously announced the rise. Does the $150-a-month stenographer have it any easier than the $16r>-a- wcelc press agent? Not if the recent congressional hearings on the ' white- collar worker's plight mean anything. Millions of fixed salary workers, hit by the income tax for the first time this year, are being patriotic and milting their non-inflationary money into War Bonds, often through stimulus of quota arrangements which, in some government offices at least, have been high pressured. Yet their pay remains the same.. We have done an excellent job of holding the line, hut food prices un- deninhly have increased. The thenlrical requested a pay rise on the grounds that 193!)-level salaries weren't buying a 1939 amount of goods. Obviously the national WLB agreed. But why doesn't that also go, doubled in spades, for the west coast white-collar workers? KepcoJaeikin ta tt!» Mhunn ol *dUnUb tarn Mwipipon (m Mt u&jemutij a«ta M to M KkMwtodmeat »f ft*' «nw4,i> $ Fine Spirit In These Words From Colonel Barton The forthright, assurance given liy Col. T. H. Barton In accepting the result of the .senatorial primary will he decjily graUtyliig to his fellow Arknasans. It Is not In Ininmn nature easy to reconcile oneself to loss of n political contest In which have been Elnkcd not only the nmtctlnl menus required for such a 'campaign lint hopes and ambitions. There are, however, compensations. Colonel Bnrton's campaign brought lilm closer to the pcopie ot (his slntc nncl gave evidence of his democrncy ns well ns his Democracy. iris mame means more to the Arkansas public now that ever before. Colonel Barton's words, that his heart, his ctforls ami his interests will remain with Arkansas anil her people, are especially welcome on account of his capacity for service to Hie stnle and its people. He has not been snUsticd to confine his constructive labors lo the oil Industry Ihnt lie 1ms successfully developed. He has contributed lime mid labor mid his own means to the movement lor development and expansion of the livestock Industry needed to bal- iijjce and fortify Arkniisnss agriculture. And it can be said In good [nidi that he would have served the slate well in the Senate. —ARKANSAS GAZETTE. •sonny SAY ^—" iiairiMiiaii i__fa^^ L mi__i_ I put everything on him. I know things look bad for as, bill 1 still think the Fuehrer has some secret great weapon Hint will win the war for Germany.—19-year-olct Elite Corpsman cap- lured in France. * » • The course of tvculs proves tiitil independent of Whether Hitler will be nblc or unable to crush the uprising, what hns token place has created a ilccp gap In the foundation ol the German Sttilc.-Nikolai Bodroff, Russia,, « T i tcr , * • • We are now utilizing nearly nil the oil which can be taken from the ground. Thk simply is not enough to put the clvlllnn .supply on n peacetime basis.-Special Senate Committee on Fuel Oil Shortages. SIDE GLANCES "Oh, pardon me- 1 lhou«ht you two had met, both being •\\ in (lie Army I _Colonel Jones, meet Colonel Smith 1'; THIS CURIOUS WORLD William 'erguson PERU, IS ONLY SCO Ml. FROM THE PACIFIC OCEAN, YET IT IS AN SINCE OCEAN-GOING SHIPS ASCEND 2.3OO MILES UP THE AMAZON TO .. REACH IT. j The Jaguar catches fish by perching on the river bank and icoopiing out iLs prey as they swim COPR. 19*4 8Y KEA SEBWCt. INC. T. M. REG- U. S. PAT. QFF. 'PEOPLE FREQUENTLY6ET KNOCKED DOWN WHEN BEIN6 HELD \>P } "SstfS MRS. A*ARY'BAKER, FEATHERS ARE IOO AND SCIENCE PSEDICT5A GREAT FUTURE FOR THK/.\ AS AWTERIAL KOK PLAST/CS: NEXT: Leokins back at U. 5. presidents. Ill Hollywood EKSK1NK JOHNSON /l SlufT Correspondent Mure Plnll doesn't look any more ike n ballet clnncer than Wullixcc Beery. He has red hair nnd n Micky Hooney grin. He was -quite a iroblem, in fnrt, to the Russian oaUet. They hid his red hair under wig and a ftir cap nnd changed its name to Marc Hlatoff. Now us Maic Platt again nnd vlth the red hair uncovered for nil o see, he is illta Hayworth's cianc- ng partner and Janet Blntr's boy ricral in the Columbia nimustcitl Tonight am! Every Night." But Marc may not be dancing In liis icxt picture. They've discovered he an act, too—that he has the charm inrt personality of a Jimmy Stewart. You get into an Inlenutfonol nlxup when yon talk about Marc Platt. His real name is ">aslon Lcplnt, the he late Maurice Marcel Emile only child of Leplat. Paris uorn concert violinist. lie was bom n Pasndcnn, Calif. For nine years, as one of the tnrs of the Ballet Russc, people nought he was Russian. Then he married an English girl who speaks >erfecl Russian. And then he Ifiuti- d in the movies vln a typically Mncricnn show, "Oklahoma." with Major Hoople Qut Our Way B y J. R. Williams AMO BUSIER, •SWORlUG UW5 AUTO STFvRTERS, VJE'RE GETT1KSS AS MUCH SHUTE^e AS A ' CLERK Vjr\O'6 You JEST/ITS' TRUE BUSTER LIGHT SOOMD, LIKE THE RtPPlNG OF A> SHIRT, BUT I SLEEP AS QUlETLV AS A BRIMS HIM BACK OOWM HER&.' IV\ MOT GOIMG TO FOLLOW HIM UP GIVE IT TO ME- 1'M WORSE SHAPE THA.N HIM, PILE OP ROCVCS jANO SLEEP OUTDOORS . WOT COMIN6 WOOORS FIND so,v.te BEO- WHY MOTHERS GET <3RAJ/ Marc is happy about trading in his bullet career as down payment on film stardom. "I got swell pi-ess notices, a lot of prestige, but financially j didn't do so well," he snys. II!; WAITED NINE YEAKS The movies passed up Marc for nine years. Tnlent scouts saw the Russian ballet when it came to town once a year but they didn't see Marc under that wig and fur hat. It didn't take long, though, to spot his red hair and Mickey Hconcy grin when he landed on Broadway as the dancing lead in "Oklahoma." Columbia and Paramount both wanted him. He finally signed with Columbia on the strength of a film tes; he made for Paramount. "Oklahoma" wasn't Marc's Brst musical show. "I o,ult the ballet," he said, "because I couldn't get any further. So I decided to tackle Broadway. I was one lasted only anccs." During out-of-town in three flops- three perform tryouts for "Oklahoma" Marc injured a foot Right in Der Fuehrer's Face MONDAY, JULY 3.f 1 WB SHU AUi DOCTOB8* PRESCRIPTIONS AND BAVK YOU MONET STEWARTS * Lib Tim Insulate Your Attic with BALSAM WOOL and FILL YOUR COAL BIN NOW! E. C.Robinson Lbr. Co. FOB SALE CONCRETE STORM SEWER ALL SIZES Cheaper Than Brldfe Lumber Oiceola Tile & Culvert Co. Ml OteeaU, Ark. ALTERATIONS! ~ Come to Hudson's for alterations of all h We have three expert seamstresses on du all times. HUDSO Cleaner—Tailor—Clc'4 arks '$, ship insure repaired. Shoes are costly— have them renewed where exacting cure combined with superlative workman- their being properly Every style of repair is made here —RIGHT! HflLTCRS QUflLITY SMOG SHOL m w- MSI N ST. WHISKEY On Hand At ALL TIMES MARTIN'S WHISKEY SIOl 112 W. Main 420 W Brandy anil Rum SALI FIFTHS for $3 (Usually Sell For Up To 5.50) ARKANSAS GRAPE WINE 40c PER GUARANTEED^ TIRE RECAPPIN 24 Hour Service j Also—Vulcanizing and Tire Repair j WADE COAL Ci N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES Phone? noT'iui'l CE ' N ii' A v ' s ' AralT in thF bonrt of AlKvrtit nhctut the Km* of Ihe AtntrU'uil lumlluK* In .\urlk Africa. * * if AIRRAID XIX '"PHE stretcher- bearer who brought a seriously wounded man from the dressing station asked urgently at tho reception desk to talk to me. Caroline was on duty and of course Caroline, using her best spinster maimer. UKianonia' Mure injured n foot so u * m ul:51 SP 1 " 5 "^ inaimer. ixuntully Hint lu order to dance atj lold lho bca r<n: that his request the Broitdwnv onenine lie had to be was unusua l and therefore out of the Broitdwny opening he had to be carried to the theater. His foot was anaesthetized by n physician a halt hour before the show. As Rita Hayworth's dancing partner in "Tonight and Every N'ight" Mure (toes three numbers. One is a solo routine. He bets someone he can dance to anything that comes over the radio. He dances to Liszt's Prelude, Lawrence Tibbetl singing "Figaro," a jitterbug band and a speech by Hitler. The other new numbers are a stfimnlng pool springboard routine with Rita and a comedy number with Rita and Janet Blair. Jn- net and Marc, incidentally, are killed by a Nazi robot bomb (Columbia re-wrote the script after production started to keev> up with the headlines) In the last scene of the picture. BKGA.V DANCING AT 12 Marc Platt took his first dancing lesson at 12 In Seattle, Wash., where liis mother lived after his father's death. At 13, he went lu tor straight acting as the juvenile with the Henry Dull Players. Then, before checking In with the Russian ballet at 21, he acted with the Seattle Repertory Play- housi; and on the radio, ire's 31 and a recent papa. The Army was about to call him when tho 26-29 year ceiling went into effect. London Zoo uses 6H tons of mils, 18-1,000 bananas, and 19,800 eggs annually !n normal times. tho question. But he insisted and hurried into the ward to search for me. We met in the mess hall and he handed me a little note bearing the inscription: Personal, important. .It came from Mali. Dear Charlotte: Do what you can to keep Elizabeth out of the operating room if by chance she should attend this case. It is Captain Peters, Elizabeth's captain, remember? And he is in bad condition, i recognized him at once when I gave him a transfusion —though lie has changed a lot. I hope to see you at Christmas . if the enemy permits it. Love, ^ •*••»» ^* Mali. I liurried back with the stretcher-bearer and helped him to the operating room. Fredda was on duty as usual with two other nurses, not from the Foreign Legion. I tried lo tell her about Captain Peters while she shouted at the sterilizing nurse, "Have you got creeping paralysis or are you just naturally slow?" ; "Did you hear me, Fredda?" I jsaid. "Will you promise to send j Elizabeth away if she happens to Icome in?" Using long-handled forceps just ;out of lysol solution to carefully flay all the pledgets she would [need on a sterile towel, she sneered, "How wonderful it must jbc to have such a kind heart!" I insisted, "Yes, sugar, I do." She looked rnarvelously beautiful and cool. Her fichu would have done credit to a Chinese laundry and her cap topped her brown hair like a piece of French pastry. The two nurses, were cutting Captain Peters' clothes off, and seeing this bloodless gray-green mass of liesli dozing in comforting morphine unconsciousness, 1 thought about his last words at the airport: "I claim you as my bodyguard, Elizabeth, when I enter the Brandenburger Tor in Berlin." I searched lor Elizabeth and asked her to assist ine in dressing some patients, feigning a headache that prevented me from doing the work alone. She 'agreed at once and so I had her under observation tor the next couple of hours. Only after Captain Peters was taken to his bed did I tell Elizabeth the truth and went over to him with her. "Poor man," she whispered on seeing the immobile face that seemed to he made only of hollows and bones. But she kept her control as always and nothing indicated that she once may have had deeper emotions. The Captain suffered from enormous flesh wounds in the upper part of his right thigh which Mad made him lose too much blood, and from an erring bullet L. , wils sliu wan <lering through his body when he came in. "It he pulls through," Dr. Merrill said after the operation, "he might be partly paralyzed " "Legs?" Elizabeth asked succinctly. "No, upper part; but it is as doubtful as tho whole case." * * » AT night, in bed when you close •"• your eyes nnd still have the strength left for a little thinking, and you, of course, think about the hospital, you cannot help but feel gooc! about it. There is something great in its spirit. TV -, much honesty and sines""* diers say there are no ;.i a foxliole; well, there a men in a hospital. believe in life in a despite pain and believe in America, know America will less of the wounds sends into your house, T AST night, Dr. a contribution Dr. Levin's evening cori intended to tell the sto*i three German prisonersil* consequent discovery oinn. class fiflh column nesB Bel Gavar, in the houseM Muslapha Ahdel Kur. once a spy center depot for escaped Gcr oners had now been satf fumigated by the Amcrl Merrill got on honorablj for the detective worklj* (lone nnd intended lo t«" letter and lo re-enact L scene I had staged wilhj ries. But we were due prise! An unwelcome Ihe middle ol a mastcr Bach fugue. We had Ihe noise of a bomber but, not being trained u entiate between the so Jerry plane and one of didn't pay particular at it until a tremendous somewhere in the whole building. "Stay in!" ordered to the flock of nu ed to follow liis big ears r his violin arms and into Miss shouted, swine are aiming at He was out in two leaps We stayed rooted to Knowing the German p for bombing hospitals, racks did not have the insignia painted on th The village, completel out, could not be spotte sky. Then how come? just one of those East when planes lay their e dom, or did the Heinie know the position of o and bomb it on (To Be Conllnue'

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