The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 22, 1943 · Page 2
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•' ,v\ ^••••*M_"" THE BLYTHEVILLB CtfURIEfc ^ THE CODHIHt NSWS OO 1 H. W. HA1NE3, Publish?* BAMDEL F.NORRtS, Editor JAMES /I. OATENS, Advertising Manager • OKRALDYNE DAVIS, Circulation Msnajer ;' Sole National Advertising" S«pres«nUUvsj: W»U»ce' Witn'cr Co, New TotK 'Chicago. D«. troJt, Atlanta, Mempfils. Published Every Afternooa Except Sunday Entered as second class matter «t the post- office at Bljihevllle, Arkansas,- under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Pregg. SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier ID the city of BlythevlUe, 15o per week, or 65c per.month. 'By mail, althln a radius of 50 miles, $300 per year, $1.50 for six months, 75c for three months; by. mail outside SO mile rone $10.00 per year payable In advance. T/ie Food Front In his fnlk lo niidweslern governors assembled in DCS -Moine.s, former President Hoover effectively eiripliasi/cd what threatens to become the rmijor weakness of the United Nations war cfl'orl. That is, of colirse, the food fi'onl. • Americans-have been. nccustoiiicil so long to troublesome surpluses that even progressive rationing has not impressed us with the seriousness of the farm situation. Out of .Hie wealth of long experience, and particularly out of his World War I background as Foods Administrator, Mr. Hoover points out how we are drifting toward the same failure which ruiiicd. lirst Russia and then Germany in that conflict. Both lliose nations, and also France, thought as we (to now that they could divert manpower, materials and productive capacity entirely to armament, munitions and lighting, and let Die food front look after itself. The Kerensky revolution in Russia followed and then, when his regime could not provide food, the Bolshevik i evolution. Germany's military collapse came after'bread riots. France was on her last legs when we entered the war iitid saved her. * * * "I do not contend," said Jlr. Hoover, "that these collapses were wholly due to food, but it was the largest factor."" Today we are following a similar ^path. Needing more food Ilian ever he- fore, we are about to plant much le.s.s. We gained the appearance of meat plenty last year by killing dairy cows .-land'sheep for lack of..-labor, to care for '•'them. 7 •Last year wo had more farm manpower than will be available this year. Last year we had more .fertilizers", more protein feed for cattle, farm machinery in better repair. Last year we had smaller demand for 'foodstuffs; Yet even last year we could not hold our ••own; we drifted into shortages which necessitated the rationing now being extended to new items. ! * * * Mr. Hoover was not bitter, partisan or carping in his criticisms. He gave Secretary of Agriculture Wickard more credit than many others have, lie merely pointed out that the steps necessary to assuie against a breakdown in United X.Uioris food supply have not been taken—and that they must be taken very soon. "Theic is no cause for alarm," he l aid, "pio\uled we set about to remedy, and quickly. . . . Unless we stop these degcneiativc forces we will weaken our military front." Bombing nud Morale Sir Cedric flardwicke, British movie slai, has an interesting theory why Anglo-American bombing of Germany is nioic eflcetive than was the Na/.i .(gainst 1 England. hi their deepest distress the British people always felt that they were'not alone in the world—that the United Slates was ready and able to help, that most of the population of the world was sympathetic. • The Germans have no such comfort. There is nobody !o help (hem willingly. Nobody love.s them. 'Kveii their allies would gladly pick Ihcir bones if they had opportunity, When things are going besl, the Germans still arc sifting on an angry volcano. It must be • li.ird on morale, lo he bombed with block busters under such dreinnslances. Ohio Prowesses ^j Kccently we mentioned the Franklin county (Ohio) plan lo servo legal papers hy registered mail. Now comes word that Sheriff George R. Stcinmelz of Tiffin, Ohio, is .summoning jurors hy postcard instead of sending dourt officers driving all over the county. Some of Uie saying can |jc judged from lire fact thot last year Sliorifl' Sfcinmolx and his deputies traveled 206-1 miles to serve jury notices personally. The new system conserves gasoline, oil, rubber, and manpower. Score another for Ohio courts. Publication In IhLs column of editorials from other newspapers' (toes not necessarily mean endorsement but (s fin acknowledgment of hi- iciT.sl in the subject.?' 'discussed. Slate Hospital Admissions. Arkansas, like so many oilier Stales, lins a perennial problem In Hie operation of \(s Slnte Hospital. Otir legislators, nlso like so many others, allowed nnlure to take its course with so many mental patients, so long, that when they did give the problem the attention 11. .dwrvrri, they found difficulties which liiuf arisen Jioni theh' neglect. . When the Benlon units were b'ulll-it was ns- sumc'd, even a&surccl the taxpayers, tlmi we had met our Stale Hospital probieih and' would be prepared lo care lor riny emergency for at least iu years, rjcrbnps longer. It was nlso declared that' the Little Rock milts' coiild' be nlitinddncd because there would be no further need of them. Wlia!. rop.lly happened is well known. Within hair .the lime predicted unils al v .,hoth Benton lind Little hock were so overcrowded: that Vn.- \vcrc altempliiiB to provide for two or three limes as many patients as V.-.'lHics would permit. The recent legislature passed a inw which It is hoped wii; meet-trie new conditions. Voluntary admission lo the hospital supplements,. but does not replace, the system of court commitments nml admission will be determined by the superintendent. The latter provision apparently Is tlic answer lo Hie crowding problem. Formerly, Uie .superintendent could not refuse to admit a piilient if DC bad lieeit committed by n court. Under the new law lie can use Ills own judgment, as to whether the hospital has the facilities to cnrc far a patient. Dr. A, C. kolb,.superintendent, describes the -act RS the "mosi forward stop i,, treatment of Arkansas' mentally in." That \r, good news. The new law unr,ne.stlonnbly |. s an improvement. niece Is one provision which doublltss is op- Doscd by many Arkniisns folk. It allows alco- hollcs and drug addicts to be treated at the hos- PHnl. But apparently the majorlly of .such pa- <icn(5 arc not able lo pay for treatment in url . vale Institutions, and U mitsl bc n(Jmitt( . tl ( , t t would be nttto short of inhuman lo refuse to '" "' Ch ' r ' BlU l ° OVeicomc lllcil ' tragic —Ark. Democrat. habits. * SO THEY SAY I am very positive in my own mind that (he American pcop,e cannot even approximately I'ortanarmec! force of n or I2 million and <"cct the requirements of ,he militarv on war Auction. -sen. Sheridan Downey ^BLYTHEVJLLE, (ARK.); COURIER NEWS MONDAY, MARCH 22, 1943 SIDE GLANCES That's Gratitude I lie wile wsiiils me lo help dcnn house this iiflenioou .Sm-ffc, so (here won I he t,,iy checkers I'm- me, hut Bulclicr _ HI-CIWH prohiihly will )> e looking for ;i f>amc!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Fergusoh ANCIENT DINOSAUR URGE THAT SCIENTISTS' 700-/.& HAVE feE^KJ NECESSARY TO SUSTAIN IT. THERE ARE ABOUT ON THE AVERAGE . HEALTHY HUMAN HEAD/ BLONDS HAVE. THE HA1US, REDHEADS THE ones .except Bncld Abbott, have lopped tip in Hollywood in some line, "flow," asks Oakie, "can a low comedian lap up any B ,. nvy if no doesn't have an expert fcec'liii" 11 to him?" Yep, motes, says Jack Oakic it's a sad world for the clowns, §OA\E FOLKS JUST CANT TAKE IT TO GIVE GENEROUSLY, "< AMFJtON ZARLING Scientific skeptics. In Hollywood .De,, Jackie oakle has ran out of omnetition. Scene stealing he -ns, has become a ,o s t aVt Tn <"> -,e stoalers in """If Vic M °°' Ulc ^eatcsl Hollywood. Jack wishes it were otherwise. He says blandly u would improve pictures, provide more laughs and more tears. "What-a concealed battery was to a race horse," he says, "the scene strata- was to pictures. They put everyone on their toes and they kept them there." Oakie has been the chief exponent of scene stealing for almost 15 years. lie's an expert on nil the dodges and tricks in the business, nut he says he's used:' very few of them lately. "There's no competition," moans Jack. The art of scene slcnliiig, Jack will tell yon. . has neither rules nor limits, n all depends on :!: = Ingenuity of the t.-.ayer. There are a few sitrc-firc formulas, like hand and eye play, moving your Jmvs or grinding th om ,„. paying cfls . ually with anything you iniah! have in your, hands. Bui, largely, says Jack, it's inspiration - "' "" * v i_r^ k> 13 iJUJIIl,, wally Beery, Edgar Kennedy, .Slim Ned r^ _ +-• __ "•».>.•» din.-Ki 11 s inspiration. O.Uj^^^ByJ.R^^ ^^^^^^^,^ B /i& " . .^J, ...t ) .I.'C-* 1 ? y/ T..:., ,.. - .... . TvJ " ~. '. TOUGH LUCK,GENTS.' TUG ClAf\NCE& RUM FRO.U A PEMMM TO A BUCK, BUT MOT ME , . 61MCE NC-L) LOST SO BUCK'S OM THROUG1 S, Too ' THM cow vou've CAPTAIN ) C TUE97-CENT OMES! TRS *\GfMSi->^- \\E0BE SOU'LL H\T ^ CHfxMCE.' TM' GRAND PRIZE IS A KlDD COULOM'T NIGHTS COUMT- IM& SHEEP Mou Summerville. Eddie Cantor, Sparks mid Eddtc Lowe. "We used to call them dynamiters in the old days—and -they knew cverj- dodge in (he "book They converted scene stealing from a clumsy venture into a high I art. And it is a high art. for unless it's done subtly and delicately, the director will .step in and stop the larceny." But they've run oul of competition, too. says O.ikie. "I guess we're all getting too old to knock ourselves out." rsT THICKSfi;u Vic Mcl,:ig!cn» was the host scene stealor In tin business, Jack opines, becouse lie hud a perfect sense of liming and a resourcefulness (tint never failed him. "i only saw him slopped oiicp." .says JncV. "We were iiinkhi|> one of those Quirt and Fln«i; pictures. Eddie Lowe had ;\ piece of business with a billiard cue in n pool hall that we were .sure ivns good for a belly tough. Ho started un it bul round the director and ihe others had their attention glued on a spot at his feet. He looked down and thorn was Vic under the billiard table, catch- iiiff flies and making faces, Eddie let, go with the loaded end of the cue and knocked Vic a little silly. They let the .scene stand. And u BO! the biggest laugh In the picture. Continues .luck: "Td.it Tracy stuff, the wny he moves his jaw muscles when he's hearing komctlilng big. isn't now but it's always goal to steal n scene. Srum- thing with eye play. You cast your eyes oo\vn when tlie Siiy .starts telling you something and you raise them in the middle of the sl'i'cch. In a closeup it comc-s out bi^ " FR1KND Tltomil.i; Oiikie shceiit.slily says he refused lo do any .scene stealing In his late.sl picture, -Hello. Frisco, Hello." The stars of the film, Alice J'aye and John Payne, ore his best friends. "That's the way it's been with me for some limo," laments .lack. "My friends get in the way of my art,," Jack also bemoans the passing ot the stralglit man.-Very few good Parent tree swallows feed their young In flight. More Important Now! The qualify Icalhtr in Star Brand Shoes will help make 3 pair last you'a full year! HAYS STORE "Fuincrt Headquarter* In BlythtvUle A Monett*" OMSS-El'E COCKTAIL CHICAGO (UP)-Harry Gull- bcrl, hew chief of the eye-snving division of the manpower conservation committee, believes in protecting 'eyes at irork and play. Recently he made his point the realistic way when guests attending a banquet at which he spoke drained their martinis to find not olives but glass eyes. Windsor and Buckingham pal- .iec.s-, London, contain 400 clacks. Swearengen & SPOT COTTON BROKERS Blytheville, Atk. Call For SHIBLEY'S BEST At Better Grocers Everywhere. It Bakes Better WUh Less Shortening. BUY WAR BONDS with what you save! CHALLENGE CHAPTER XIX . /PtlE free, barbecue dinner held the crowd-at Sl;y Harbor until 8 p. m., also held. Jimmy Cavr and Ills passenger there. But the reception coftimiUce had thoughtfully arranged no night program. This would give the flyers n chance to rest. As soon as he could manage it, Jimmy slipped away from • the bigwigs and celebrities and wenl lo speak with Loraine. Ed Bryan had stayed near her, on guard. "I can tell you arc furious, Lo- rnine," Jimmy began, earnestly. "But 1 want lo talk to you. I can explain everything." "Somcbocty'd belter!" she grit- led out. "I wouldn't say much without thinking, Miss Stuart," Ed Bryan said, in definite warning again. "Now or any oilier lime. There's plumb strict laws about flashing around guns and fake Army orders. So long, Captain. I'll be seeing you at the hotel tonight." When lie had gone, Jimmy drove straight to the point. "This had to happen," he told the girl. "You must see U in the right way, Loraine. You simply must!" "That—that Bryan—ho pulled me out of the sailplane, and—1" "I know, lie did. And I know he brought Patricia Friday out here. In fact I ordered him to. Loraine, 1 wanted Pal put hack as Hie passenger. You remember how I kept you hidden at the take-oft in Chicago? Wouldn't let news photographers on..the field? That was doilo on purpose." "But why?" • "Because it had lo.be! There's too much at slake. Colone! Ku- icdy, the Army—they're hanking on this sailplane trip! Coast to coast. Mountains of publicity. It's a real chance lo sell soaring (o the U. S, A. And we can't nftord lo let any kind oC mixup spoil it. We want it to go off smoothly. And by George it will! Do you understand?" She didn't answer him. Her lips we're taut, "Loraine, T know yon got a dirty break. But if you couldn't b« j-cady at (lie-start-there in Elmira, theh I just had lo ran in a substitute. It'll only bo. a few days more. Now you've mad, and I understand it, KO I'll let you alone. But you go to that hotel and meet us for breakfast, all sugar and smiles. Okay, sweetie?" Sweetie slili didn't answer. Jimmy squeezed her elbow in genuine feeling, said, "Please, Lo- raiiic," and went away again. Whatever surged in Loraine's mind that night, only she knew. But she' look no drastic action. Perhaps Ed Bryan's warning and Jimmy's plea both helped her to control herself. She was already in the hotel dining room next morning when Jimmy and Pal and Ed came in. "Good morning, Loraine," Pat said, as cordially as she could. Bolh men spoke heartily, too. They all drew up chairs to her table, uninvited. And the waiters began to serve ihern »}:ero. Loraine was cooler now. "Hello," she managed, flat tone. Pat said, "Loraine,. we—we shan't do any bluffing. Not among us four. I'can tell you that I was as astonished as you were, but—" "Right," Ed Bryati nodded. "—but I understand why Ed and Jimmy felt they had to do what they did. You must believe us when we say this is not personal. You were not treated shabbily. At least no more than— than—" Practical Ed Bryan stepped in again. "No move than you was treated in Chicago, Miss Friday. Not as much, in fad. You're the goat in all this, if anybody asks me!" "Yes," Jimmy nodded. "It's rc- grcllablc, alt around. But let's all forget it. Please, kids! All of Us. Intentions everywhere were good, I'm sure. Certainly this whole deal was impersonal. A part of our Army task. And, hang it all, it's been scads Of: fun! Aside from Ibis—this little back-stage misunderstanding." * # 0 rpHAT was the vein of' talk in •*• which Loraiuc was held do\vn, Ihei'i. She said almost nothing. But the other three assumed her agreement, and they made extra effort to be courteous and kind. If she was astute enough to sense thai Ibis was by prearrangement, it couldn't bc helped. At fl o'clock this second day in Phoenix, distinguished Army flying officials worfc to meet local civic leaders in the hotel convention hall. They asked Jimvny and "your fiancee" to attend. That meant Pat, of course, due to the original mistake whkh had been allowed lo stand. The public-still thought cute little Pat Friday'w'a's named Loraine. Jimmy had agreed to meet flight technicians for an engineering powwow, but Pat went to the'c'on- vcntion hall. The committee had arranged a radio forum, with-12 microphones. • "This three-day glider and sailplane exhibition," the roaster' of ceremonies told the radio audience and Ihc people here iii the hall, "has already proved to- he a much bigger event than any of us anticipated. This, we know, is because Phoenix j.s the center of a vast irrigated farming empire. Soaring, my friends, is a means of transportation, and :if we can somehow work out a \yay to deliver fresh farm produce' to urban markets—" He had an excellent speech and he impressed his audience. And then it was Pat's turn lo "say something." • So many limes, Pat realized, public talks of this sort are the sheerest drivel, pointless, bore- some to all. She had resolved on (his trip to be a little more ihan just gracious, and so she set in now to tell these people how important soaring could really be. She talked barely 10 minutes, and then, concluding—"Therefore, gentlemen of Arizona, if you and all other farming communities will only prepare f»r it, your strawberries, your lettuce, your tomatoes, all your perishables as well as your mail and your express anrt a good deal of yoiif oilier freight, can soon be shipped across the Hation in glider trains. One big motor plane could tow 10 gliders loaded heavily with vegetables, dropping oho glider off at each city passed, it could make money for everybody concerned!" The applause ended when an indignan', farmer challenged Pat from the end microphone. "What she says is crazy!" he declared. "Talking about a train ot these kites she flew here in! We need common sense. I resent this whole proposition. Tt's just a crazy publicity stunt." Pat was first astonished;- and then suddenly she was mad. "Mr. Chairman!" she called: he-this is not a stunt at all! He liasn t offered any sort of argument. He lias merely thrown cold water on a grand ideal" The farmer laughed disdainfully. "You and this Captain Carr figure you can prove what you nave to say!" "You bclcha!" Pat Friday snapped, fire in her eyes. ' I V

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