The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 22, 1944 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 22, 1944
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an -: THE BL1THEV1LLE COURIER NEWS .' • • THE COURIER NEWS OO. 1 ' ' 1 " ' , H, W. HAINES, Publisher '- ,'' -' -SAMUEL P, MORRIS, Editor JAMES A/OATEN3, Advertising K«n»g«r BLYTHEVJLLB. (ARK;) COURIER NEWS- 90!$- National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every; Altemoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post- office aVBlythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press - SUBSCRIPTION BATES By carrier In the city ot Blythevllle, We per week, or 85c per month. « By mall, within a radius of 40 miles,' HOC p«r year, JJ.OO for slit months, $1.00 for three months; by mail .outside 50'mile zone $10.00 per year payable in advance. A Popular Move The" decision of School Superintendent W. 13. ^icholson lo accept the suggestion of the Chickasaw Athletic Club ..and reduce the price of tickets to football games at Haley Field certainly will meet with widespread approval. Blytheville football fans do 'not object •to paying an appropriate price for big games, but a great niany of them apparently did not feel that the average run of contests seen here in the past .season or so justified the amount charged. As a result, they stayed away, and the Chicks played before ^crowds far too small to inspire them. : . . Of course, nothing will fill a stadium . tetter than a winning football team, bvit a popular price at the gale will go a long way toward enticing more fans through the turnstiles. • The Chicks are young this year, and considerably lighter than the lads who once trod the turf at Haley Field, but they probably will give the customers some, exciting moments before the end of November. Home games scheduled this season should be well worth the 50-cent admission charge, and the attendance, -no^ doubt, will reflect, the approval-Of football enthusiasts. Let's give the Chicks our support. I/. -.'.-•• Mi I itpry Publicity ", • An envelope arrived at this desk today from Headquarters Ninth Air Force, European Theater of Operations. It wAs marked Official Business and addressed to the Military Editor. Surely it 1 , must be important, we thought, sincej with airplane space and fuel at a premium, it had been flown straight from the scene of action. , The envelope was handsome, a two- color yob' in black and red. That extra printing,, job- may have ".added' a tiny drop to the war's cost,: but;, surely important' official business'deserves a neat and attractive package. The contents had been passed on by SHAFF Field Censor, and was marked for immediate release. And this, except for altered name and address, was the message: "A" NINTH AIR FORCE SERVICE COMMAND UNIT in France: F,leven years'ago, about this time of year, Pvt. Joseph Do'akes of Gopher Corners, Kan., now with the Ninth Air Force Com- mand'in France, finished second in the National Marble Shooting Contests at Ocean City, N. J. Today he is with an Air Depot Group, somewhere in Nor- ma?idy. 'Doakes says he has plans for his bankroll after the war. His father passed away while he was stationed in England. 'We sort of had plans for a neighborhood grocery store when the draft boaid stepped in,' he added. 'Now that dad's gone, guess I'll have to tackle the job myself." That was it . , , The soldier's name is omitted for obvious reasons. We have ' '; -i>"- 7 "Vv'-"v-'"££*v v ***Jf ii/ ®f hiti porsoiuil loss, bur wd''(fei'subhiii (hat by no trick of journalistic logic can this be called 'a'news' story of general interest. It should be evident to the lost practiced eye that it is a publicity .story aimed solely at getting'the Ninth Air Force mentioned. ' This is the same group thai was the center of a small tempest recently when four American correspondents were asked to move on from Ninth headquarters. ,The correspondents claim- they «-ere asked to IonVQ because "they were !'?l" g . to COVC!r the war '"stead of writ-, Jiig^iVinlli Air Force publicity." The'i .Ninth's public relations officer, since: 1 reassigned, said the move was routine.-:, There were probably uiipiiblicixcd irritations and pressures on both sides. . And we don't blame the Ninth Air Force publicists. We do blame the extreme jealousy between various outfits that causes .them to use their public relations officers like civilian press agents, and judge them by the same standards. The above story, flown across the Atlantic at great haste and some expense, is only an extrefe example of getting the "client's" name in the papers. The Army seems to forget that the folks back home are not interested in its internal rivalries. They arc interested and proud and grateful for the superb job that all'soldiers and flyers are doing, regardless of their outfit, Hollywood is h publicity blurbs, under the tragic circumstances of war, arc not in very good taste. The Satellites'Peace U is unlikely thnt the Nazi government will gel any wrong ideas from Ihe lenient arniislicc•terms given to Fiiilruid and Romania, The drafters of these terms might have judged that the chief sin of the Finnish and Romanian people was an excess of discretion over vnlor. The governments, of both countries have behaved "reprehensibly. But an i American could at least understand, the ! Finnish people's^predicament, even if he.' could not excuse their action. And he could understand the Romanians' helplessness against a ; government yyhich has long kept them, poverty-ridden rind all but voiceless. : ; •• -,'M ; But the Nazis know that it is different with them. Tlie Germans were .an educated, .enlightened people. They i knew what was happening, But thousands of their soldiers stain! already convicted of barbarous crimes for which no excuse of ignorance can be offered. Europe will remember German complacency and German crime, And so surely will the men who dictate Germany's terms. The Nazi government and the German people know this. That's why they -are still fighting. •tO THEY UY The conduct of foreign policy cither in:Washington or abroad should not be left only to those who enjoy special privileges of money or family connections or training In exclusive schools.— - Mrs. Vcra Micheles Dean, Foreign Policy Association research director. » • » In Chungking, we think- Ihe European war will be over with In October. Out there, we believe that Japan will be beaten in from six to 10 months after the surrender of Germany— Uu Yu-wan, secretary Chinese Institute of Pacific Relations. * • » Those who do not have a high school diploma will be at- an almost hopeless disadvantage In obtaining employment in peacetime.—John E. Wade, superintendent New York City schools. ,0n Union Issue May I have the space to answer he assertions made In a recent ssucr of your paper by Mr. Nilcs -liigey. C. I, O. oi-gnnlner and also comment on the advertisement appearing in yesterday's Courier and r ' •v.v'-i i- 1 . Mr ,-Vi*.- v 1 " * • * SIDE GLANCES FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER,22, 1944 "Mom, I invilcd Dorothy pver for dinner—she tlocsn'f. ra - 1 ffl.V'.ch. and she's ajwhiz on frqclioiis!',' LETTERS TO THE EDITOR what they were doing and thnt ;hey would vole "NO" In an election? Aren't you ngaln misleading, Mr. Hagey. Your firsj: Question and Answei in the ad states thnt you did not :nll off the election because you did not have a majority. Didn't, you 'admit In a letter over your name, a letter recently published In the Courier, that the Amnlga- mnled never went to an election unless it wns assured of a majority? Do you expect any reason- pearmg in yesterday's Courier nnd nb!c l lers<m to believe for signed "Union Employees of nice- mlmilc - Mr - Hagey, thnt If Stix. TliLs nd, by the way, bears nml tlec ' 1 surc of a majority as nil the earmarks of Mr. Hngey, so ln ' s '"' ll5Scri£ ' " ln t Mil would I feel that I am answering him in cvcr lmvc " sltctl thnt the election both instances. ' be indefinitely postponed? Wasn't First. n ., I/, M,- «„„„„-. „„,.„.,„„ vour s'ntement that tile election I- Hnnnv'c „„„„,(!„,, '" ' ainicmcui, Ullll U16 CieCUOll U>°V%M^ "f ralM ,° fr »*«we of unfair labor practices, just an excuse to Our Boarding House with Maj. Hoople First, ns l» hat the employees of Rlce-Stlx Victory donated a part of the $72,HK), which sum represents the', npiroxlmnt: cost of---the- property. This assertion is ridiculous, If only Tor the.reason that at .the time, .his money .was donnted, there was 10 Rlce-Stix factory^ and therefore :o cniployees. If Mr. Hagcy will ake the;,(i;ouble to 'investigate, he Will fina'nthiit THE BUSINESS MEN :I QF,';BLYTHEVILLE pledged >.iid : pald;-the full-amount of $72,000. [t.'miiylbc possible that a few of 'he.present workers, donated; small iinru; before they were employetl >y, Ricc-Stix' butjjl-. oak-Mr. Ilngey ,o prove'that the'^amoUnts donated >y every i pYesent''employee of the llce-Stjx Mi'etory tiitvmnls to more than' Sip'.OO. This-is rip reflection on these workers but Mr. Hagey nust know; these .^acts ,niid If he Ices, his only 1 'purpose in'.hls'-sthte- nent must linve. been to mislead ils readers. ' ] • • '•• - •' -' Now, lo answer tiic "Hngcy •oimtiiiig" in yesterday's Courier, footed (not signed) Union Employees of Rice-Stix. Mr. Hngcy. vhy didn't you have these Union Employees sign their names to this ad? Is it because you were afraid of exposing to the public just how ew workers want your union? Why lot get n petition signed yourself, f as you claim, you have 200 nembers working at the factory? Or better still, why don't you request another election? There are only about 250 eligible voters employed at the. fnc lory'now. If 200 of them are Union Employees you could settle the whole controversy quickly. Is it possible thnt you are ngaln.. trying to mislead your readers? Isn't It true, Mr. Hagey, that even though you mny, over n jeriod ot 9 months, have obtained 200 signatures; that, very few of these signers were olrt Rlce-Stlx employees; that the great.majority were new nnd inexperienced workers who were "High-pressured" into signing cards before they knew what they were doing? And Isn't It true, Mr. Hngey, that a great mnnj- of these signers have left Rlce- Stix In the past 8 months and that mnny of them didn't even work long enough to become qualified voters? And. isn't it also true. Mr. HnRcy, that a very great mnny still employed by Rire-Stix nnd who signed union cauls have let it be 'known that they did not realize the public and to hide hem-the .real reason, Mr. _ . The fact that you knew Umt the Eice-Stlx employees . dirt not want your union - and 'that you would have been badly beaten. Didn't you mnkrvthe statement at R union meeting the night .before the election was lo. be held, Mr. Hngey. thnt you i were beaten i two to one and- that th'e..election iv.iuld have to be called; off?! The .third litern of, the ad In question : !niikes: the .ncsertlon thnt some of the emoloycos though -the petition (was for arsoclnl and that others were •iiiiudeu-ii blank -piece of paper with nothing on it and were asked 'to sign ; .Where did' you get this ;iiifo>':n,iUon," Mr. Hngey. is It possible of your,union Kirh snntchcd th'e wrong paper and turned'" it'overbid you nnd thr.t it ByJ, R. Williams ill j / WHEW TH 1 BULL O' .--~=j—( -JH'VMOODS WAMTS TO GET AWAY FROM HE COM5S DOWM AND SITS WITH OLP DAM- WHY DOWT HE GET OFF AU3NE SOME- OOUPMRE HE- NEVAlRE FlNJD?-<~ IM ZE CS4EESTAL / /.. STICK.TO TUB SU836CT AW MISPIAC6D S| ,000.' -ex SHAKH UP TMW 1NFERMW. IM A WAY \TS KINP OF AW SULT TO PAM IF ) HE VISITS WITH HIM TO GET AVVAY FROM EVER>/THIM6 --7HEM HE CAW'T COMS1DER. DAM AWYTHIUG.' OUT 8AIOER.OASH FOR. '•"- ---- DOLLARS' COOfA OSKE , ING OliTOFCOvjiSUEO NO COMPAMV--HE NEVER TALKS.' one you 'WKwHS XI TpHE next day v;as a Sunday and 1 ' y/M usually consecrated it to late sleep and golf. But he lashed himself awake with a Ions cold shower, dressed In his best and fell in alongside Margaret when she went lo church. She was very much dressed up, a'nd so was her face. She wore a public smile of Sabbath sweetness, but she did not speak to Walt at all. As they went homo she said: "I'm sorry we quarreled, Walter/' I'm. sorry I was so cross with you." "Why, Margaret!," he gnsped in a rush of hope. ( "It's my duty to oe more patient and forebearint' wiih you," she went on. "1 just wanted you to know thai I forgive you." After luncheon Margaret iieaved herself out of her creaking chair, and her voice creaked: "I'm going to get out ot these tight things." "While you're all dressed up and looking so swell, why not come out to the country club?" "And sit like a biimn on a log while you chase a ball round (he links? Humph!" . "I'll not play. I'll sit with you." "You'll blame me for keeping you from playing. I know you. i I'd be happier at honre by my• self." She was turning into a mere vegetable that sits stilt and fattens where it takes root. He . flared up: . "Margaret, it begins to look' as if-you'd given up all idea of any duty to yourself, not to mention me. Do you think married life is • a pay-as-yoii-entei- car; and a nickel's worth of )ove at the, beginning entitles you to ride to the .end of the line? Is security all you want? Well, if it is, let me Copyright. 19H NBA Service, inc. tell you there's no such thing. If this is your idea o£ a home— well, it's not mine." "What's her name?" she said. "I don't know yet," he answered, and flung oul of the house in a rage o£ more fear than fury. o * t AT tho club he looked about for •"• Tom Beckley, but he and Sue were going round the Jinks together with Bob Dunbar arid his wife. Walt knew few men at the club and he was feeling lost and forlorn when he heard a voice that put a <!eal of witchery in three syllables: "Oh, hello!" He turned and faced Mrs. Drummond. "Hello yourself!" he answered with a wiV that delighted them both. His heart began racing like a silly, pup that has broken its leash and is running wild in a free world. "I've had enough golf for today," said Mrs. Drummond. "I was just going in 'for a swim." "A grand idea,"" he said. She was a forward thing, but he could go forward, too. "I'll meet you here?" said she with a rising inflection. He kept o swimming suit at the clubhouse, which he now entered with a sense of wild adventure. He came out to find Mrs. Drummond waiting.' She had a light robe about her, but its shapoless- ness seemed to proclaim, by its clinging concealment, what shapeliness was beneath. She .was to Wait bewiiclimgly beautiful, dazzling. Her bathing cap gave her a Grecian look. His eyes were flooded with such admiration that he looked away from h«r uneasily. The glance he flung over his shoulder revealed his wife watching him. *.. * ' * TIE looked as guilty as she took him to be, but she looked triumphant. He had justified all her suspicions. She had caught him in a secret rendezvous with a— her very eyes seemed to say "har- lot." When she came slowly down • to then), Margaret said: ' "After you left, Walt, I changed my mind and tool: a taxicab out. 1 saw you going into the clubhouse' to change; but you didn't see me —naturally." She put a lot of venom into that. He managed to stammer on introduction of a sort and he felt himself a traitor when he could noti J help noticing Ihe difference bo-'>f tween the two women. Mrs. Drum- " tnond was superb in carriage and terribly alive in mind and in flesh. Margaret was like a week's wash tied up somehow in a laun- : dry bag of ornate silk, bulging . here and drawn iii there and like- ' ly to break out at any moment. On top of the laundry was a head, a face like the painted face of a doll. Walt could see that Margaret's chief emotion was terror. She was more frightened, more desperately afraid than she had ever been before. She was drowning and doomed. But Mrs. Drummond was so demure in her superiorities that Walt suddenly turned against her. Old loyalties to his old love, his family, his home recaptured him. Yet Mrs. Drummond dared to assume an ownership in him. "Your husband and I are just going in for a swim," she said. "Won't you join us?" 'Me?" said Margaret. "Heavens on earth, I haven't swum since I don't know when. My daughter does all the swimming for our family. Thai's her out in the pool now, just taking off from the diving board with Tom Beekley." ''Oh yes! Beautiiul girl," said Mrs. Drummond. "I met her last night. I have three daughters of my own and I have a devil of a time trying to keep up with-them. Yot they think I'm fast—or something." "Three daughters? You have three? Well, my one don't op- prove of me cither," said Margaret with the hollowest of laughs. "As I always say— '•' • She went rattling on with stupid generalizations and ancient iokes. Walt must have loved her mightily because he took shame for her bad showing. (Tc Be Concluded) >i..''£,V' fooled your .Jiyic group who was not the. signers of the . petition? .-'-isii t - it also true, Mr. ffagey. that ' the blank pieces of paper were handed oul to be signed after one of your small group tnntclied a petition from n girl who. was reading it and tore it to pieces, und the petition signers were 'forced to pass our blank Meccs of paper in self-protection, Wit only after each signer knew exactly whnt she was signing? Do you mean t.i Imply that the 176 signers "of tills petition were so dumb that they either thought that they were signing for a social or just, without apparent reason, signed, their names to a blank piece of, paper? Aren't you trying to be misleading again. Mr. Hngey? Your ad complains. Mr. Hagcy, because, as it claims, "the petition was passed nrouna during working hours. 1 ' 1 Were no workers even contacted tjy your little group. Mr. Hngcy, (luring union hours? Did you complain then, Mr. Hngey. Your ad states that the union ill not cease its efforts here, and you undertake to remind us. Mr. ffagcy, that this Is America, where freedom of speech is accepted and not denied. You have fallen back on this assertion in other documents you hnvn written, Mr. Hagey. Let us remind you that the people of Uie South have never had to be reminded of their freedom or of their country. Let me qlso call your attention lo, what we of the South consider un-American practices. We consider It un-American. Mr. Hngey, to try to (orce any organization on a community or a group of free Americans after they have expressed tiicir disapproval of that organization. We consider It un-American, Mr. Hagey, to postpone an election, which was called to decide an issue in the American way. to postpone it because one side knows that it doe not have a majority. I don't like to Say this, but ( this is the way Hitler holds his elections. We also consider it Im- American, Mr. Hagey, to Invade a peaceful assembly of American citizens, just because they do not believe as you do. and warn them not to hold the meeting and threaten them with prosecution and persecution if they do hold It. Can you deny, Mr. Hagey. that this wns done by one of your brother C. I. O. organizers recently in Blytheville? We consider It un-American, Mr. Hagey to call for a Federal Investigation every time some citizen criticizes your way of thinking, or points out false statements made, by you, in your zeal for gaining your ends. These things arc what we consider ur.- Amerlca;); Mr. Hagey. Perhaps you have the. shoe on the wrong foot. And now Iri your ad's last assertion you 'state that probably a dozen names on the pension were not eligible, voters, This; may pi- may not be true, Mr. Hagcy, but can deny that they are at present employed by R:ce-Stix factory Kiid that they arc vitally interested in the welfare of thnt factory tint! that they have a perfect rig'lit to sign a petition which simply asks that an organization which Is stirring up strife; and suspicion. In-a formerly peaceful and i. satisfied' group be removed.-1 might also add Sor -your information. Mr; .-Hagey. that many more than 12 members who ARE QUALIFIED to vote have" signed this petition, since . 'it, was published in the paper. In conclusion, Mr. .Hngey,.may I ngain.remind you that a large majority of the PRESENT employees of the Rice-Stix factory of Blytheville. Ark..- do : not want your Anialgamtled Clothing 'Workers, C. f. O. Union and have told-you so,!, anil may I also arid that though no vote has, been taken I believe that T am perfectly, safe In saying that .n vns-t majority of the people or Blythevilic do -not- want your union and are getting very much iiored with its represen- •'iatives. ' ----- ' '(Signed) M. L. NICHOLS. Saved liy a. Bull's Nose FORT SCOTT, Kan. (UP)—Cleve Daly, who remembered that a bull's lose is n very tender spot, snvcci n's life recently when a bull at- :ackej him. Daly bit the nose of :he animal. The bull, backing away in pain, allowed Daly to reach safe territory. DON EDWARDS "The Typewriter Ulan" ' ' ' ROYAL, SMITH, CORONA, AND REMINGTON PORTABLE 118 N. 2nd STREET TYPEWRITERS PHONE 3382 (Every Transaction Must Be Satisfactory) J. LOUIS CHERRY NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE CO Blytheville, Ark. ATLACIDE Kills JOHNSON GRASS Sept. nnd Oct. are considered best months for poisoning. E.C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. BlythevtllB, Ark. j Mrs. Dalton C. Fowjston, B. A. M. S. M. i ..'.-.. Announces ' - •'•• - ':•'• OPENING OF FALL CLASSES ; PJANO>- ORGAN — VOICE • . ." Former New York' Organist and Teacher . . Pupil of Clarence Dickinson .. _ President of Union Theological Seminary School of Music i •• For Appointment , Phone or Write - .IMIS. Dalton C. Fowlston 1101 Cbfckasawla '" Phone 2M9 MARGARET'S BEAUTY SHOP 1*4 B. rtnt Phone 2532 Bring Ut Your Beauty Problems Modem Equipment Eipert BeantlcSani GREETING CARDS For the boys overseas. 'MAH, NOW! The Gift Shop Modern & Antique Gifts MOSS BRYAN FaU and Winter TUNE-UP SAVE gasoline . . . SAVE Tires. Get All-round Belter Performance! T. I. SEAY MOTOR CO: Chrysler Dealer - Farts & Service 121 W. Ash Phone zm e D B ^ C l\ Li Vil io Year Guaranteed Moothproofing Protects CLOTHING— RUGS— FURNITURE- DRAPES— BLANKETS— etc. Ask for the schedule of reasonable prices. HUDSON Cleaner — Tailor — Clothier GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING? 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing and Tire Repair WADE COAL CO. N. 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