The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 14, 1944 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 14, 1944
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHBVILLE (ARK.)" COURIEU NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. ,H. W. HAINES, Publisher SAMUEL F. NORRIS, Editor ' l 'JAMES A. OATENS, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday -Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress." October; 9, 1917. I ..... 'Served by the United Press "-I.. , SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the city of Dlythevllle, 20o per jreeTc. or 85c per rnohth. .-•-By mall, ..within a radius of 40 miles, $4.00 per year, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; trfr'niail outside 50 mile zone $10.00 per year payable in advance. Prevent Traffic Accidents \ Local officers, who have n greater traffic problem in the fall months than at any other time, arc anxious to prc- vei\t accidents on streets and highways. Realizing thai most accidents can he prccci'ilcd because they are the result of carelessness, they > have issued an appeal'to drivers of trucks and cars in Mississippi Comity lo co-operate with \':;&m] -in their safety campaign this fall flud winter. One particular traffic hazard of the fall months is called to tho attention of those who operate trucks or vehicles in hauling cotton from the fields. These vehicles often have a piece of limber protruding from the rear which is placed there for the purpose of weighing collbn. A vehicle bearing such a piece endangers traffic when parked on a busy thoroughfare, pnrlictiliirly at night when vision is impaired by darkness, or bad weather conditions of rain or fog._ •;•"•; ; In view of this hazard, officers have requested that these vehicles be parked on side streets, whenever possible or where they will be least dangerous of passing traffic. The co-operation of those who operate such vehicles will go a long-way toward culling down the number of i;:!l and winter accidents. Other precautions are urged. For their own safely as well as for the safety of others, motorists ^should be certain that their tail lights are burning ^rid* visible, that both headlights arc biirniiig/and properly sol so that approaching ..drivers will not be blinded. * Careful driving, plus consideration ior the other fellow in traffic, may |ave someone's life . . . possibly your <jwn. '4 •'_ '• h Vieu* of QtkeM, Kepiodoctlon In thli column ol edilorUU tram other newspaper! doc* not neceoarUy mt*a (ndDrHment but Is aa acknowledgment at t»- terett In the nbjeoii A Challenge to Arkansas ' • Two recent news Items sound a warning to ; Arkansas lo'gct ahead with II& plans for operating rww jotis, and to watcli Its step In state nnd Vieal taxes and spending. One item was from Fayettcvillc, where Gen. E. L. Compere, hear! of the State's Selective Service, told an audience that about 275,000 Arkmiciitis will be released from military service and war work when victory Is won. line" other Heiu was from Washington, in n report by the House Economic Planning Committee. This committee sees a federal budget of $20,000,OCO,OCO a year for a while after Hie war, which will mean, It said, a tax burden lor the a%-".ige family of about $900 annually, including Jf'tf.e 1 levies. ..Obviously, the committee :aid. pioduction and employment must be pushed higher than in any recent peacetime, if the tnx load is not lo be "" ' '.'While:thc committee had in mind federal efforts to encourage a greater .iii'put cf goods and larger pay rolls, its words apply pointedly lo every stale nnd community. For however much who policies of government in«y help, the people of each neighborhood must expand their own farming, Industry and business, must create new jobv, If llils Is going to be done. And to put It plainly, Arkansas will be In n mess If we don't gel behind such n program and make the most of our opportunities—now the best tlic stole ever )md—and If we don't Jv>M down on slate atid local taxes. We won't have to provide 275,000 new Joto. Some of our service men and war workers will return to (arm and city jobs they left. Some will re-open businesses closed by Ihe war. Some will remain In, or go to other localities. Nor will the (nx burden on Arkansas families reach the $900 n yenr, .estimated by the Congressional Committee. Taxes bear heaviest where there Is Hie most wealth, nnd ours Isn't a rich state. Yet It should be renumbered iiboiil taxes that liiosc who pay llllle directly, pay them Indirectly, as a business expense ridded lo tlie cast of goods and services, or subtracted from tho prices paid for raw materials. but cut the employment, and (nx flcuici In two, reduce them to a third, and they silll loom up ns it challenging problem for Arkansas. We can solve II if we shove ahead with plans, which are well begun, for new employment. The need is nearer with every blast .•>! tuns on our battlcfronUi. Let's show the nation llml Arkansas has what it tnkes to build an up-imd- soinii prosperous stale. ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT. A Nation's Strength Gen. George C. Marshall, Chief of Staff of Uic United States Army, enunciated what should be our lasting national'policy when ho called for a permanent military establishment consisting of the smallest, possible standing army reinforced by universal military training and universal service In the army reserve for n reasonable period of time. As Gen, Marshall says, there Is no place In American tradition for n large standing army; It is against the democratic, principle. Furthermore, there Is no place for It in the practical necessities. The day has long since passed when a nation could wnjjc war with an jinny of professional career soldiers, men who had 'chosen the (irmy as their life's work. When war comes, any nation must fight with a army, reinforced and led and made strong by the hard core ol permanent professional soldiery. The Chief of Staff pointed out still another ricmocrntlc advantage of Ibc elvilliin reserve system: n public opinion well informed on military affairs and on international relations as they nl- fccl military affairs. Toward these matters, Ihe United Stales needs a new popular attitude. It has found that ntll- titude by the hard way of war. By means of'.thc citizen reserve system, anil by means of n.'new : rctiUznUpii Unit; we need to keep our nation strong against every possibility of war, we can— nnd Indeed we must—carry .this new attitude into the yenrs of peace. -' • - • —ST 'LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. Husbandman's Holiday Wilh most of the country's crops matured, America becomes the scene of still .another agricultural activity—the county fail 1 . Those who were apprehensive lest World Wnr II, with Its gasoline restrictions and labor shortages, would curtail the county fair have been pleasantly surprised. It is, to borrow a phrase from the circus, "bigger and lictlcr than ever before." Its exhibits, reflecting favorable crop years as well as the steady Improvement in agricultural methods, have noticeably improved, while the augmented attendance, especially on the part of townspeople, shows tlint those earning high wages nrc still looking for new ways to spend Ihom. County-fair competitions have resulted In improved growing methods, the healthy rivalries, it engendered have borne fruit in better varieties of drouth-resistant wheat and coin, while the effort to win coveted blue ribbons hns resulted In bellcr breeds of livestock, hogs, poultry, and sheep. Coming at the end ol the Browing season, Ihe county fair enables the ruralist to combine a few days ol wcll-rarneo relaxation with a "refresher course" in agriculture, to renew friendships with fellow-farmers, lo gather new Itlcns. Wnr hns increased rnthcr than retarded Interest. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. With the end of the war in Germany this agency will be In a position to meet the manpower requirements of war Industry without the controls which have been in effect In recent months.—WMC Chairman Paul V. McNult. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBUU M, 1944 S1D1 GLANCES "I'm all out of patience wilh Ibosc-p'cuplc who are al,ways harping about the servant problem!" • THIS CURIOUS WORLD ByWffllun Ferguson- WATERFOWL/ DUCKLINGS, FOR THE FIRSF FEW, DAYS AFTER HATCH IN6, ARE CHOICE MORSELS FOR THEM. Well, Well! A.-Hitch ftiker! pour." Conductor Werner Jannscns Belgian |>olic c clog came home Uic other day after serving two year.s with the Coast Guard. Werner went up to Sa:i Francisco lo check liijn oul of the service. Instead of a bounding, yelping puppy he found n restrained, wcll-belinvcd dog. "Just sort of wagged his tail. 1 Werner told his wife Inter. "Well." asked Mrs. Jaunsen, "tlid you at least greet him affectionately?" "No," replied Werner, "l dlrtnt want to embarrass him in front of his friends." . (N EVERV WAR BEFORE WORLD WAR. ONE INSECTS AND DISEASE KILLED MORE SOLDIERS TH4N DID ENEMY WEAPONS. THE OCEAN LINER."TITANIC" i.WAS SUNK BY WHICH... fillip insure repaired. Shoes are costly— have them renewed where exacting care combined with superlative workman- thclr being properly Every style of repair fa made here —RIGHT I QUflUTY SHOC SHOP 1Z1 W. MHIM STi ANSWER: Iceberg. KEXT: The infantry does more than mircii. Dr. J. L.Guard Optometrist at Guard's Jewelry 209 W. Main la Hollywood 11V KRKKING JOHNSON NKA Staff Corresiiondcul BEHIND THE SCREEN: Director 'etcr Godfrey was chiding Dennis vlorgan and S. 2. Sakall about >elng Inte on the set of "Cbrlst- nas in Connecticut." Over their shouted objections, he told them a story of a Hollywood extra. Alter :nnnv years working in mob scenes. I be extra retired with n fortune of S1CO.OOO. When asked how this was |:osstMe, the extra replied: "Well, first of all, and most Important, I was always prompt and on time wlien Riven a call from Central Casting. I was always up on the script—.knew exactly what, was yo- to take place. I was always courteous to assistant directors and second assistant directors. My wardrobe \vas always in perfect order. Furthermore, my uncle died last week and left me $100,000." Jimmy Wakelpy. the cowboy star received a f:<n letter (he other day from n Rirl in Oklahoma. It, read: ".1 ;hmk you're wonderful. You sing better than anyone I know. I You're handsome, loo. Please sent OurBoarcling House with Maj. Hoople Out Our Way J.R.Williams no an autographed picture." Jimny was glowing until lie came to he bottonv of the Page. The girl had dried a P. S. It said. "I'm drunk." 1 * • • COiHK-liriMNCE : Theres one sure way for an ac- .or lo know u'liether he's making G«od in Hollywood. If the clcctri- S«T« 50% OB TRUSSES Stwl and Elastic STEWART'S Drag S t•r• Main & Lake Phone 2811 GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing and Tire Repair WADE COAL CO. N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES I'hone 2291 DRS. NIES & NIES OSTEQPATHIC PHYSICIANS RECTAL DISEASES a SPECIALTY (fXCEPT CANCER) OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-12:00 and 1:30-5:00 Clinic 614 Main BlytheTllle, Ark. Phone ZJ21 Buy Your Winter Supply of WOOD and KINDLING While It is Available. PLANTATION OWNERS' SPECIAL PRICE ON 100 RANK LOTS! BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Blytheville, Ark. Phone 2911 rlaus, carpenters otltcr set EGAD.' I-3UST DEPOSITED SA.OOO INS-TUB NKAND->~iVN WORD! TiW-ertkP WITH THE FRW^TIC UOOK/ HfXS'He RECEIVE AM INSIDE TIP THM THE &O \* E?\S>W PANICS START' VOKS' COhS'T I E^TER THE I PUT YOU IN THE CLOAK ROOM FOR PUWISHMEUT--NOT TO BE OUT CLIMBING TREES; LEAVE THOSE PANTS RIGHT THERE-I'M GOWQ TO PARADE \ROONJD THE SCHOOL ROOM.' w» *>••*. OF DEPOSITORS Cl_A(V\ORll>&6 FOR. TO COVER. OVER DRAFTS. ' I'LL 60 BACK AMD ACCOUNT AT ONCE.' ORTEST <ff DEPOSIT ii^ BORhJ THIRTY VEARS TOO SOOM workers treat him ns an etiiml, lie's in. I'll never forgd a certain featured player who \vas iniillcilcd \\\\\\ ati ovcr^bmulain'c of ego. One irornfnfc he was il^rinvti from his htirsc hi \\ liridlc path scene. A prop ninn and n u-arilrnbc nssistanl rusHcil to ihc rescue. One calmed the horse and the other checked to SCR if tlic costume had been damaged. T There was n terrible yell in the lobby of a theater after a pre- viev,' the other night. It was discovered (hat the picture's prodiic-i cr had forgotten he was sunburn- | ed nnd Ijcgr.n patting himself on the back. , • • • Maybe you've wondered how R.n- bara Joe Allen, who looks like Kay Francis, happens to be playing vn- cuum-inindcil Vera Vague in the [movies and on the radio. It's quite In yarn, Harbara was playing In j -stock on the Pacific coast and doing radio dramas when she went ' lo a. luncheon one day in San Francisco. The after-luncheon speaker, a woman, fumbled through a talk on world literature, a subject with which she hud scarcely a nodding iirqnniiil.inrr. A few nights later at party Barbara dtri a burlesn,"e of the 'lecture In a phony voice. It was a sensation. She's beet) talking that, way professionally ever since. Overheard: "He sprnt so much dough on Ilic Rirl he finally had i marry her- for HIS money." « » • "I.OVK NKST" Hob Mitchell, conductor of tlic film's Rob Mitchell Boy Choir, is now In the Navy somewhere In the South Pactllc. In a letter to a girl friend the other day. Bob wrote: "Darling, what a setting for Ihe two of us. A sleepy lagoon, a tropical moon' visualize the pair we'd make, all alone except for clouds V flics, squadrons of mosquitoes, armies of mechanized fleas and ants, TUB STUllYt I.rn nun Sue Hci'Moy nrc; entertaining WnH Jllljnril nnd hln family, nciviMim. rrH to Slntmi. nl ilhimT, I.rri huM kmmii \Vnll n U>nix lime l>nt hiijm't «c-rn ^Invpnrrt llllvnnl In "0 yrnrf*. lie IM lhtiiiilrrslv«rk nt Ihe ehnn^efi In thr Diire. lirnnttful Klrl. Hlir U fnl nnd nvrrdre^«e<l nnil nt^rnm lo tnke II iIcllKht fn xnnklng [tlher iicopfc n-el ill nt en^r. The dinner IN n fnlln-r imlll 1hc neekleyn* »nn, 'I'lini, pul^ In a • nriirlT. nppenrnnec. Itr hafi n niimlh'pt Icnve from hlr* reKlinent In the Month t'.ieiae. 'I'nin ntid Ihe Iinynrils' ilnu^hler, .Icniiifrr, nrc entranced with mic niiDthcr. * * * IV •"PIIE dismal dinner was a success now to Sue. She was so glad of Tom's happiness that she was not even jealous ot Ihc young stranger who catered lo his £irl- Imngcr. It was bliss enough ior Sue that now nnd then her son reached out a hand os from far away nnd caught his mother's hand and squeezed it; and once he drew it to his lips nnd held it there, as ho mumbled to Jennifer: "Can you wonder that I'm so wonderful \vhcn you sec what Mom I've got? Dad deserves parl o( the credit, lie thinks. Mom told him so, didn't you, Mom?" "Yes, darling!" It made Walt very happy lo see Jennifer Her mother hac greeted him tlic same way when ho came back from his Work War. But tho Margaret ot now had forgotten the Margaret o Ihcn. Her voice cut through the rosy misls: "Jennifer!" "Yes, Mnrna." "There's such a thing as manners, you know." Tom answered for her: "I've just enlisted her in the army Mrs. Hilyard. She 1 . 1 ; building u[ Ihe morale o£ the armed forces Jf you had been where I've been and not seen what I've not seen—' He left that in the air as enough nnd lowered his voice to murmur H1LU3 ui Lin,*-iioiu/.m imi^ IMLU uiu^, • . f . . „ , , ,— walking knrc deep in wild orchids Jennifer, eh? You re mmt-julct and mud. Then perhaps a summer «o mo. bay, 1 ve been sitting i shower would kiss us with two days '» ">e tram nil (lay. You couldn nnd two nights of steady down- tafc« a W<lc walk wild me, coul NBA Service, Inc. ou? I brought along my own Id moon fresh oul of the South cas. If you're tired I can carry ou. I've had lots of practice arrying big wounded nicn." "I think 1 can walk, Sergeant," aid Jennifer. "At least part vay." PHEV laughed at (lint as if it were the wittiest audacity ver uttered by <i heroine lo a ;rcat hero home from the wars, 'om paused lo borrow his father's alch-kcy and whisper to Ins nolher not lo wait up for him. Then he (lashed away with Icnnifcr. Sue and Lcn lived again heir own unforgotlcn youlh, and vevc grateful to Ihe girl who :ould offer their son beauty and •omancc after ugly loneliness and ong horror. Perhaps if Tom had been a rich oung lieutenant or a colonel 01 even a famous hero, Maryarc vould have been pleased by hci daughter's .elopement. But Tom was only a buck private or something a lilile better, with his rank striped on his sleeve instead o: gleaming in silver or gold on hi; shoulders. Without saying a wore Margaret managed lo fill Ihe nil wilh protests against her daugh tcr's bad taste. Her harsh eye: roused the anger of Sue and Len The only fault they found will Jennifer was that she should hav picked out such a mother for , handicap—and a possible menac lo Tom. The dinner went flipncly-floi from then on. Margaret ate an grily nnd punished her food, hu did not snub it. Sue was think ing: If she'd only starve her bod instead of her mind, she wouldn have such a shriveled little hear under that healthy chest expan sion of hers. Walt tried 16 make conversalio by asking questions about Tom and Lon obliged with long rccila of Tom's battle cxperjq)fes, h wounds and his promotions.' Bi tho two women sat and polite' hated each other, Violet, however d not conceal her interest. She ancrt on Tom's chair and audibly iprovcd the stories with, "Bully ir him!" "He's got the stuff!" itl things like that. Finally she aid, without being asked: 'I'd a boy of me own in ihc rmy. It was wilh the tank corps c was." "Was?" said Sue. "Was," sighed Violet. "lie's uricd on ihc beach at Salerno.v» * * * X. V/TfEN they left the dining room and xvcnt into the living room, targarct's slow glance traveled vcrywhcre with a critic's jaun- icccl eye. She brightened a bit t sight of the telephone; for its ong cord was twisted. She rose eavily and straightened it wilh laugh: "As I always sny, order is cavcn's first law." xv "As somebody else sairi, .order s your way of raising hell with omcbody else's things." It was he patient Walt who was driven 0 that; but Margaret shrugged it 3ft as only another of the burdens patient wife has (o bear from a brute ol a husband. She sipped lie coffee and pill it aside wilh 1 disapproval thinly masked in a ncrry old quip: "If I lake coffee at night, it tceps my husband awake." Her host and hostess were struggling to keep from shrickng: "For God's sake, go home!" if she heard their prayer, it gave icr pleasure to deny it. She worrying aloud: "It's disgrac for Jennifer to run off like tat^f Girls nowadays have no idea ol keeping up appearances. They're more interested in disappearances. I really think I'd better be going lome— to that apartment we call home. Jennifer might be there with your boy. And I think it better young people aren't left alone." Margaret was one ot those visitors who spend one forever talking about going and spend another forever getting gone. Walt and Lcn seized the opportunity lo arrange a game at the golf club for Saturday afternoon. At last the door closed on Margaret with that beautiful sound a door atone can make at such a lime. .:' (To Bo Continue'!) kepK ceful 5.

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