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BLYTHZVTLLB (ABX.$ POUKIEK BLTTHivim oouxm mini UUUMUB nws OQ L. VKRHOCPP. ttltar B, ATtTOg. : tel* NhtUiail AdTertMm V*UM* WJtmer OB, Hew Tart, to*. Ever? Afternoon Etrt ffl M Mcoad otoM mttter ftt th* •t BlitberlUe, Ajt*OM4 under Mt of Ooo- October It 1817. Ted br the United Vnm - - 0DB8CRIPT1ON RATBB ' Bj eanler to the city ot Siytrmffl* er *nj •alxirban town where orriet eerrtoe if awin- ; Miaed. 30e per week, or See per month. By mall, within a ndiu* o( 40 mitae, W-0» per yen, «360 for rix month*. $UX> for three month*; by null outatd* H mile woe, flO.CQ MI rev IB etfnace. Ballots Are Important The average voter one of these days is apt to learn that he is paying dearly for his half-hearted interest in good government, A news item' in the Courier News last \vcek contained a brief reference to the lack of interest in political races this year, and at the same time it called attention to the fact that the number of poll receipts issued in Mississippi County stands at an alll-timu liiKh. These two conditions do not add up satisfactorily. If potential doctors are sufficiently interested, in good government to qualify as voters by pay. ing their poll tax, then it stands to reason they should show'more interest in who shall be their public servants. The average voter needs to show greater interest in his political welfare, and the welfare of his neighbors. He should remember that the founders, of America fought for the privilege of selecting their own officers. Every American should remember that every election is important, that the ballot : cast with wisdom is the power that will -keep the nation free of undesirable ^forces which are at work to destroy '^freedoms purchased at grctit cost to "[our forefathers. Go to the polls tomorrow and register your choice among the men who •'are seeking to serve you. Go to the polls again two weeks hence in the main primary and exercise this great "American privilege. . ~&f_ Voters who 1'nil to exercise this privilege will be playing right into the hands of any who may be in politics . for purely selfish reasons. their courses and speeds In nautical miles and knots. Apparently this is the result of trans-oceanic flying by maps which measure in nautical miles. At any rate, the time may not hn far distant when the landlubber will finally learn that a knot is 1.162 mites an hour. But we fear that it will take a long time before he learns to express nn airplane's speed as so many knots and not, as is the common, erroneovji custom, as so many knots an hour. Cutthroat Competition If buyers' resistance continues to force food prices down, somebody is going to have to subsidize the black market. * Views of Others Farm Boy Film Actor Gerald Casslrty, 18-ycnr-old 'arm boy from the Huffman community near nlylhcvilte, Ark., has been chosen to play the lead In a 4-H club film to be released nationally, youu^ Mr. Gas- sidy hns the looks nncl the physical equipment generally, to Judge from the" pictures published •In The Commercial Appeal yesterday. Ik> has the qualifications necessary for a 4-H CU)I> lender, to judge from the record of activity and success he has compiled over the years orchis membership In the organization. The Commercial Appeal Is highly (jratllled that the MldSouth has produced sucli an outstanding leader In what we consider one of the most useful and conservative organisations now functioning for a Belter nnd more prosperous America, but It Is no whit surprised. We are happy,.(09, that the i-H Club film will sjivc the American people as a whole a chance to see and know that there arc millions of teen-agers on the farms of the Nation who know and practice the gospel of hard work and personal initiative and still have n lot of fun. It. is u lesson that cannot be repeated too often. —THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL. MONDAY, .JULY 29, 1940 SO THEY SAY Salty Lingo for the Air Age ['-, The future of navies may bt threatened by the atomic bomb. The airplane may have muKi'lcd in on tlic ship's once-exclusive job of carrying goods and person.-; across the sea. But at least "in the matter of abstract measurement, the mariners seem.to luiVc won a round • For the Army Air Forces reportedly have come around to the Navy's way . of thinking, nnd will henceforth chart The "blood and Iron" statesmen or aggressive nations have always found the "milk and water" statesmen or pacific, nations easy dupes. —Chief Justice George W. Mnxey of Pennsylvania Supreme Court. » * » I] there Is no loan, Britain will have to start trading with Russia. If she Is forced to do that there will be a tendency to gradually iiffillatc with Russia politically.—Rep. Jesse P. Wolcotl (R) of Michigan. » * * Without any question, the Inflationary excess of demand over supply can not be cllml- imled in the remaining months of 19-10. —Reconversion Director John R. Stcelman. » * » It seems clear, however, that air supremacy and its exploitation over Japan proper was the major factor which determined the timing ol Japan's .surrender one! obviated any need ol Invasion.—u. 3. Strategic Bombing survey report. « * * We have been' following the British lead inllrcly too often. Britain nnd Russia have been opposed to each other for 200 years. We should steer clear ol this conflict and work instead lo bring the two nations together.— Sen. George D. Alken <n» of Vermont. By.R. Louise;Emery .'tlEA. SERVICE, .I TIU! STORYr C«-ll r '» wcidlnc !• over nt JUKI. ItTtt nrvi-r trill T forget the CTTipl Thiup 1 did <o lirr. How can I rxplnln lo Corinna noil RttMrt thMl IWr—mr dmiKMcr •Ml my IniMlt.inil—hnv ( ~ ljr<-it cheated all through <hr renr* (or Cccjlr*» Kiktf And Hint Nhc >Tnnn*t •ncii-tk III Uvlln! Di-lln h»!r. me lor what I've dour to Cecily'* life. But. to f« buck to the hcslnnlnf:. Itella, Cecily's mother. Is a • trance «ne. She In very wfnlthy fcwt the •>incezf)n CTery e-'nl. F"or tafttMMee, I kneiT nhe hnd hrr fl*nt reason* for tke party »he (Cave the 9«or Marlln Street yttansalern — <a« party Ihut *»n* given nt my •OVa« beeamae alie. ^raa afrnld they 1r««ld dirty. Merit. Hat I wnnn't prepared for her fiiry vrhen the •ewapapcr credited me- vrlth the party and nnly lljited D«lln n» n, •Tveat. She ftald Nhe bad npt-nt nil that »oaey Juftt to Imprcnx Myrtle HaUton KMd Bow. It L:td Tje[-n "What docs it mAttcr?" I argued ceaselessly. "You cnn have other friends, can't you?" Tiie trouble was, of course, that she couldn't. She could join clubs —and she did—but although the women were pleasant to her at the organization meetings, they did not call, they did not open their homes to her. "I could buy and sell Uie whole bunch," Delia said, contemptuously to salve her pride. "That's it, Delia," I said once, trying to help her. "Those women nave enough money so that it isn't .e most important thing In their leave town while her score was still unsettled with Myrtle Ralston. In thc city Cecily louk piano lessons,- ballet, lap nnd ballroom dancing, drama, riding, swimming and fencing. 11 cost Delia n fortune but she didn't care. She had her eye on some future gonl that even I didn't see, although I did know m *V|(/ITY did you mention Ttobert " and me at all?'* 1 said, and ny voice had an edge to it that ! knew was dangerous. "It you didn't want us lo have my credit," I added recklessly, 'why didn't you just say the party tras held at your house?" "I don't want Myrtle Hnlston to ihink I have those Marlln flats elds winning through MY rooms! Oella said. "H would give her an "xcuse to pay that the reason she loesn't call on me is because she's ifraid of catching something!" There U wa£—Delia's rankling mger - against thc town's mosl jrominent woman-who was prcsi- ient of Cecily's school's P.-T. A. ind who had completely ignorec Delia's exi&tence from the first day >t their acquaintance. t>ella was always rehearsing thi. irievance to me. "We go to thi time church—our kids go to th lime school and we live in th i»me block. Who does she thinV Ihe it, anyhow? My house is bigge Sfcan hers and my cnr is a late jibdel. I've got is many diamond M she bail'One of my ancestor j^Mii«ninj the Declaration of In lependence before her family eve •W th* Inside ot a schoolroom! 'Like fun it isn't!" Delia halted ie. "They're simply jealous—and U give them cause to bel" There was no use trying to rca- on with Delia when she was de- ermined lo be unreasonable. >.HE called the newspaper and accused the editor of favoring he Ralslons with publicity to urry favor because Mr. Ralston vas 3 political figure. The'editor, busy with the world's iflfairs, thought at first that he was icing ribbed. After ho decided his aller was in earnest he made an sflfort to be polite, but after a few more; of Delia's acrid personal comments he gave up and suggested that she cancel her subscription and let him get on. with his work. Delia took him up on it, adding that his rag wasn't even remotely worth the seventy-five cents a month he had been exacting from her. Also, as a further vengeance on the P.-T. A., she yanked Cecily out of public school and entered her in a private one for girls in * IN HOLLYWOOD... BY KHSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD, July 27. (NEAI — Rapier-wit Peter Lorre lias an au- sv,er for everything. A garrulous lady visitor, meeting him on the set of "The Chase" te- cently, asked him coyly: "Oh, Mr. Lorre, have you killed anyone today?" "No, Madam," Lorre replied acidly. "Fortunately for you, I'm Just resting." • * * Hedy Lamarr and John Loder will go to Luke Louise for a vacation after completing "Dishonored Lady." Loder is taking flsh- iiig-taskle along. . . . Ben Bogcaus Is interested In remakes of some old Harold Lloyd comedies, \vith Eddie Bracken behind the spectacles. Several film actors, on location for "Rnmrod." were playing baseball on the lawn in front of Zion Lodge in Zion National Park. Standing on the sidelines, watching his Joel McCrea's Ing with his agent and a film producer at Lucey's, was itemizing the things he wanted to do now that he was back In civilian iit'». "I'd like to read 'The Hucksters'," he said. "I heard a lot all*)"!. It in the Marines." h 8 movie producer shifted hi-s u. aiu said: "Don't bother. (Jable turned it down." * • • Ida Lupino is Interested In the feminine lead in the first Broadway production of Bob Montgomery and EUicf.l Nugent. ..Llzabeth FooU wears a backless and almost frontless evening gown for a scene "uead Reckoning," Deifgner Jean Louis describes it as his 1S48 "unbilicular model." A PLUNGE A DAY... Kent Smith, who injured his bitcK while in the service, now Swims dally at the Hollywood Athletic Club DOCJ-J'E orders. ..Formula Bommova will play a singing politician in "Lowland." I guess someone figures it's a new twist...More r. WASHINGTON ICOLUMN Oscar's Rum Business WASHINGTON, July 28. — The est story about Undersecretary of lie Interior Oscar L. chapman oticerns rum. the city, home. an hour's drive from M.v heart froze, because I feared that meant Delia would move to the city to be spared those hours in the car each school day, but nothing could have Induced her to that Mrs. Kalston's son was only two years older than Cecily. Delia tried to put the announcement in ttic paper that Cecily was launched on this breath-taking and gilded program, but licr nnme was on the editorial boycott list. Thc p.ipcr was not interested. • • * WELL, that wns Delia. That was one side of her, anyhow. Nursing her through her pretty griefs I found it hard to rcmombcr that she was capable of truly great love —but she was. In her devotion to Thornc, her invalid husband, she wns like a crcalure transformed. Delia hns a mean tongue, but I have never heard her speak to Thorno except in gentleness and affection, and Thornc is often cranky and impalicnl with her. "He never was until his illness," Delta always excuses him. Her love for Cecily is another item I've always remembered in trying to find good in Delia to counterbalance tlic bnd things. Of course you could say from another standpoint that it is no credit to her to love Thome and Cecily; they are tiers and for Delia whatever is hers shines with o resplendency bright enough lo dim every flaw. Delia is fond of animals, Before -ecily arrivod one ot her neighbors, going to South America, asked Delia to board his cat until ic returned. He paid well lor thc favor. The cal slept very comfortably on an old sofa pillow in a carlon from the grocery store for months until a letter came from his owner asking Delia to adopt him. Thc next time I dropped in Uie cat was curled up, a golden ball, in a wicker basket lined with blue satin. "He's mine now," Delia ox- plained. Now that he was hers he could have the best. (To Re Continued) Oscar isn't'much of a drinking inn himself, but he's responsible or putting the U. S. government ito the manufacture of Govern- icnt House rum. H happened like ills: liiick hi the curly days of the \'e\v Deal, Oscar was Assistant ecrctnry of [tuerlor. He had been ivon hts choice of Jobs in govern- nent. He picked Interior because L had a lot of minority-group noblems in which he had always tei'n interested—Indians, Puerto U<|Uenos, Chamorros, Filipinos, 'irgin Islanders. Amonfi the ragtag nnd bobtail iroblcms of the Virgin Islands here was an old sugar refinery Imt wasn't working. This was in lie depths of the depression, atul he: administration was frantic rylng to find work for people to lo. Assistant Secretary Chapman nlso served on the board which d on Public Works Adminis- n projects. PWA. of course, was under Secretary of the Interior Harold L. Ickes. At every meeting of the PWA irojccts board, chapman would bring up the problem of the Vir- Ishuuls' abandoned refinery. He wanted to modernize it so that it, could be made productive and provide jobs for the dnrn- n<Mir-destitute Virgin Islanders. Nobody else enrcd. Every limet Ciiaptiian brought it up, the others expressed extreme 1 boredom. There were .so many other problems so much closer home. In time. Chapman built up quite file of photographs and letters on this old sugar mill. He carried it about with him and figuratively wore it .soniewluit like Uie ancient mariner's albatross- on his neck. One day Oscar was invited to a luncheon at Washington's Ufay- fiower hotel. As lie went lo the luncheon frnm a PWA projects- board meeting, lie carried the file with him. Coming out of the dining room he fell in step beside Mrs. Eleanor Hoo.sevcll. who was also at Ihe luncheon. ''What's Hint you're carrying?" Mrs. R. wanted to know. Oscnr explained it was just sonic old PWA papers about n rjrojecl nobody was Interested in. Mrs. I; was immediately interested. By tho time they had wnlkcd the length of the peacock alley. Oscar had opened up his file and was showing photos. By the time they reached the sidewalk, O.scar hiul a customer. "I'll tell you what!" she said. "If you haven't anything else to do tonight, romp on over to the White House for dinner and ex- ain it to Franklin. I think he'd i Interested." Oscar didn't have anything i<be > do that night, so he went to linncr nt the While House. No'.li- was Mlcl about the old sug.ir nill dining the meal. Uiit riijht ftcr it. Mrs. R. said lo Mr. R. 'Franklin. Oscar has an idea hero 1 think you'd be Interested in. Wliy don't you go up to your study and (aU: it over?" So tlicv went up lo the study. The President stretched out on divan. Oscar brought out his file He showed n photo of the olc: mill nnd storied to talk. "That looks like Ihree-lnvei brick." Interrupted Ihe President Oscar didn't know whether it was or not. "Do you know who built thai mill?" asked Ihe President. Osca hadn't the slightest idea. He wen on explninintr his project, bu he riidn'j. tiiink the President Tumiiue. through the photos, half listening. Finally the President said. "Os rnr. m> grandfather built tha old refinery! nut look; You can RCt anywhere niakiiiR supar for today's market. What you've Rot to do is make rum. Put a distillery beside that old sugar mill nnd convert the sugar Into rum. Then sell the rum." Chapman was floored. "How much do you think 11 would cost lo put up a distillery there?" the President asked. Oscar hadn't the faintest notion, but he nmde a wild guess of $100,000. "Better make it SMO.OOO," said the President. "Put in a request for that and I think it will go through." , Next morninij at nine a phoue biographical rumors—the life Major Bowes at M-G-M and ditto Major William O'Dwyer, by Pi'.i O'Brien. Nothing definite on either, however. Egor Stravinsky Is returning to father play, was young son, Dave. A tourist, apparently having Been told the boy was the son of some movie star, asked thc lad: "Wlio your father!" Dave reflecting a modesty that ballet music/for the first time ... las endeared him to many, un- 10 years, to do u special suite tor 5*1- ' Ph/1 ,,ln,l ,,,\ nt I,*,, '• r,i 1 amain Toumanova. She'll ;>re- .Mimic Arthur Blake is switching t"r'season.' 1 She""will b^'the^im lo straight mom-roles after Jive sucst , star , u thc p , llis ^ years as „ leading uight-club star. t])B German occupation. ...Snooper.-tli e new top dog scnsa- - Prances Lnngford, the actress ..vli (> . for car- probably, did. more for the boys -n toon iHcturcs by Walter Lama.,. service during the war tlmn aiw Mona Paulce. the Metropolitan Op- other, isn't slackening her pace is_ getting movie of I ere. now that the war is over, she's c-tr on another hospital tour after coin- lunch- picting work in "Beat the Band." lion, will be screen-tested toon plctui Mona Pauh era looker. Baritone Michael Barlett, rang on the desk of Secretary o Interior Harold L. Ickes. Mr. Icke was wanted at the \Vhtte House Shortly after 10 a.m. there was a meeting of the PWA project board. What projects were ther before the board this morning? Mr. Ickes eagerly wanted to know. Assistant Secretary Chapman spoke up. He had a project to build a distillery next to the old sugar refinery in the Virgin Islands. He wanted to make rum. It would cost about S300.000. And it should be done soon. Mr. Ickes cleared his throat and said, brightly. "I think I'm for that this morning." That's how the government got into the rum business. Congressman [SIDE GLANCES SERVICf. INC- "I I. REG. U. S- PK\.'Otf- 7-29 HORIZONTAL 1,6 Pictured U.S Representative 2 Be carried. 12 Jail 13 Interstices 15 Helps 16 Jar 18 Scraps 19 Golf term 20 Booths 22 Hard-shelled fruit 23 Preposition 24 Greek letter 25 Pronoun 27 Anent 28 OITensiveness 30 Horse dealer (Prov Eng.) 32 Demure (coll.) 33 Hint 34 Stale :-., 36 Mistake 3» Id cst tab.) . 40 Senior (ab.) 41 Steamship (ab.) 42 Sun god <!3 Era 15 Begins 50 Brown 51 Chest rattle 53 Crimean river 55 Lyric 55 He represents VERTICAL 1 Well-wisher 3 Donkey 4 Negative 5 Tie C Sphere 1 Spoken B Biblical pronoun 9 African antelope 10 Russian town 11 Charactei 12 Innei court 14 Natural fat 17 Note of scale 20 Seasons 21 Achievement 2-1 French city 20 Curdles 29 Abyssinian town 31 Through 34 Diadem 35 Treat 37 Fruit 3U Scope 44 Biblical kingdom 4G Scottish caps ; 47 Sorrowful cry 48 Ream tab.) j 49 Discernment I 50 Weight measures i 52 Recede t 54 PoUjh river : 56 Army order (ab.) i 58 Him i "We must £•<) lo Idlewild, George! Alice is hoping lo inccl lliiil boy slin I'i'll in love \vilh hist vacalion—the one she could'n'l \vrilc lo bec-iuisc she forgot his namcl" .THIS eURIOUS WORLD "WHEN SWEETHEART* BREAK UP, THEY MAY BREAK DO\i.M,".O/y ETHEL J. WHITE, CAN BLOSSOM AND FRUI FOR 57 Alter 59 Decora le )0 Struined ••y Jur Boarding House with Maj 1 . Hoopie HIM AV/AV AMD FOR SUPPER .' / PARDON BLlMT.'J-X ME-' t rmSTU't-- I'M \ y!'4 ALLERGIC &^. TO o "SHAVCB HftSSDS HIM, '•A-><S SOMEBODY = By J.R. Williams Y CET OUT / IAV SVAV. I DOM"I \ AMY DU.'.LETS A FALLiNJG OM :K MU.' WITHOUT RAIM, corR. «*6 DY MA SERVICE. INC. NEXT: \\1i.it Is Ihe lareert Insect th»t H'Cr

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