The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 24, 1943 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 24, 1943
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PAGE FOUR THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ., THE comma mnrs co, H. W. HABfB* PubUiher BAMUEL P, NORM* BfiUV JAHE8 A. QATENS, Admitting lunuw OBMUDTOE OAVIS. CtlWltaUon UMDj«tr BLYTHEVILLE, Sole Nttion*! Advertising Reprt*ent*ttrer Published Every Aftcmooo facept Sunday Entered as second cbit Batter »t the post- offlce "at BlythevlUf, Arkinsu, under act of Congress, October 8, 1917. Served by (be United Pre«. SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the clty,oX BlythertUe, 15c per Keek, or 65o per month...; . By mall, within a radiui of 50 miles, $300 per year, »i.50 for six months, 75c for three months; by,mall outside 50 mile wee 110.00 per yetr payable In advance. : Rich Man s Tax .The administration in Washington— President Roosevelt, Speaker Kaybiirn, General Counsel Paul of the Treasury —is on record in favor of a pay-as- you-earn tax. It objected to the Uuml plan on the ground Hint if 19-12 tax liabilities were "excused," rich men might profit from "windfalls." Now Treasury Secretary Morgcnthau says that the administration is 100 per cent behind the Ways and Means Committee tax measure. This is ngt a pay- as-yoii-earn bill, and it is notoriously a . rich man's windfall. Mr. Ruml and the'vast majority of Americans who favor his plan have accepted the administration argument against permitting even a few wealthy persons to benefit from reform of the . taxing system. The Carlson bill, embodying the Rural plan; provides against th'is possibility. The Ways and Means monstrosity, en the other hand, invites; those who have money to "come and get it." Yet the administration "is behind the committee bill 100 per cent." ' * * . * | If the committee bill should become low the average taxpayer could do cither of two things. He.could continue 611 a year-behiml, alwhys-in-dcbt basis 4-aiufmest would do so, and we should have no pay-as-you-carn tax system. Or he could squeeze out of one year's pay envelopes enough 16 pay the heaviest two years' taxes in American, history. Few would do Ihat..^ ^''••'•'• A How. about the "rich, man-' 1 ^he fellow with 'savings in the bank or a good sheaf of war bonds in the safe deposit box? •• • •' ' He;could withdraw the savings or sell the bonds (has Mr. Morgonlhau Considered that possibility?) and earn. 6 per cent on his money by paying up 15)43 _ taxes ^before June 15. That is a better return than is avail- a_bje from war bonds or niiy other moderately safe investment. rK * j „ ~If the administration really is 100 per cent behind the committee bill, yfcat becomes of its lip service to a pay-as-yoii-earn plan? How should we evaluate its talk about opposing the Hiim! plan out of consideration for the P f 6or and out of dislike for giving any Prosperous taxpayer a break? r.Why is the administration against the Ruml plan? Isn't it for purely po- hhcal reasons—because alert Republicans were smart enough to climb first onto the most popular tax bandwagon that has rolled down the pike in mam- s'generation? Publicity Economies ;;-The Office of War Information is woud that 42,317,000 copies of informational publications and press releases have been ^eliminated to savc manpow- or, paper, printing, and mailing facilities. The reduction is about 20 per cent under 1'MO, the OU'I reports. This is good. Having done so well, the 0\VI perhaps .should not be eluded for fulling 50 or GO per cent short of perfection. So we merely point out that another 50 million copies—or its equivalent including reduction in she —could easily and profitably be eliminated. The mails still arc ssvamped with claptrap which the recipients must pay porlor.s to cart away unread. Looking Ahead Louisiana provides an example of the value of sound planning against the coming of peace. This is in a new housing project at l j inevil] c , designed to accommodate noil-commissioned army of*-" liceivj and their families during (he war and lo be convened inlo a hospital afterward. • Structurally t| )c fireproof brick and concrete buildings are suitable for cither purpose. When the Army moves out, the slate will purchase the project' knock out partitions, mid provide wards' for 2000 menial patients. Publication In,tills column or editorials from oilier newspapers (iocs not necessarily mean endorsement but Is an acknowledgment of interest Iii (he subjects discussed, Illinois' Frank 0. Lowden. I" the death of Prank o. Lowden, Illinois lias lost Its eldest statesman and,the nation an able farm, spokesman. He gave the Prnirle Stale an admirable ndmltilslrntlon clurlne the First World war, nntl under his j M dmhlp Illinois became one of the foremast contributors to the war cITorl ri e nlmt the Kaiser. However Gov Lowden did not penult I!)B emergency period lo Maud Hi the way of progress in State administration. ]( W ns In this , le ,., od ellnt I!||no|s DUt In a modern budget system nnd reorganized Us executive branch into code departments, responsible to the executive. Mr. Lowrtcn's record ns Governor made him easily, the outstanding prcbnble choice for Hie Republican nomination for President in 1920 Had It not been lor the "Cold Dust 1 «!„.,' P ,,,' scdc in Missouri, which Mr. I.owctcn denounced .^•Hli full Indignation, he doubtless would''have been swept Into office in the 1320 Republican -landslide./: There vanta^ irnVe^ Kcoif ,,o ikullnif' and Coolldge ad.inlnistriUloiis niiri om public life would have been vastly tiitfertnl In the Dost- war years. Frank o. Lowdcns narrow miss of the presidency adds another "If,': and a rcj-vollabic'ono' to American political history. --St., Louis Post-Dispatch. • SO THEY SAY We shall bo equal to our post-war Job only ns we develop (hc resourcefulness and the insight nnd the understanding to deal with sensitive and complex human relationships.— President Everett Case of Colgate U. * * * 1 do not think that America cat, prosper im- Ic-ss other nations of the world prosper imy more IHan America can prosper unless agriculture and lauor prospcr.-Alf M. Landon. * * * 4 The avernyc American soldier is caling better "'">, ho old nt homc.-Maj. E. j.' FH,patrick supply olticer in London. ' .* * * We arc determined to p, 0 ve for ourselves and to the world that the capacity. u lc .spirit and productivity ot free i nb or Is far superior to coerced hbor.-A. F. of ,, President «« of Orceii. * * * We arc beginning to feel our strength and to make the enemy feel it too. The only , nff mine is to proceed on the assumption we've a WEDNESDAY MARCH 2.1, Oil, deorgc, you needn't carry on .so because I trumped your old ace—suppose you were in Africa Ijein^ bombed ... all the time!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson A SINGLE STALK CORN WILL LIFV ABOUf PROM THE GROUND, AMD EXPEL IT THROUGH ITS LL : AV£5, IN ONE SHORT GROWING SEASON. , : SOME. ,tr; ELEPHANTS itt'.'ApE CLEVER. ENOUGH TO ." BREAK OFF TREE BRANCHES AKlD USE. THEM TO SCRATCH PARTS OF THE ANATOMY OTHERWISE OUT OF REACH.' -MAIL STATIONERY IS NOT STATIONARY, " Grasslibppcrs for pets. Still in the Saddle, But- hot down more' than 80 planes. . Height of something or tlicr: Walter Slezak, who was the Nazi villlan in "Once Upon a Hon- ymooii," up for, a radio show in 'Inch he'llplay"a kindly old phi- osopher. QUID STEALS SCENE Mickey Rooney .is now stand- ig on his toes for Martha Knapp an Arthur Murray dance lonelier. . . : . In all the weeping ami gnashing of teeth after the Academy awards, no losing stars had more reason for bitterness than Ray Millaml. Paillette Gotldard and John Wayne. They were teamed in 'Rcnp .the .wild Wind," but the Academy passed tliem up and gave an Oscar to Gordon Jennings, Fnrciot Edward, William Pereira and Louis Mcnsenkojif for "special effects" on the picture. And lo the stars, "special effects", meant only one thing—the giant scjuid. You'll •ciueinber the squid ns the ten- .eiHucleil sea monster Hint upstaged both Milltmd and Wayne in the big undersea sequence and stole .he picture. Asks Needles for Holmes 'AN RAFAEL, Gal. (U.P.) — There is a direct relation between ,hj size and number of holes in loboes' socks and, the steel short-! age, caused by the war, according to She, iff Walter B ^elluiei He In Hollywood BY EKSKINE JOHNSON Slaff Clim's-rJoluleut They're even freezing; gags in ollywood these days. Stan Laurel nd Oliver Hardy ure passing up comedy routine in their new 1m, "Jitterbugs," that lias never ice failed them in 20 years of omcrty. The war has blacked it the silent vcrson. Ixm chancy with .tusk - like something that should have lieon left on the cutting room floor. Rains prefers a conservative make-up, but it's a cinch audiences will gasp. Just how big a gasp will be determined by make-up tests. . , . Eddie a a IT it for the diiratio'iT" It'"was"thc ? vcr ';,'•, hwlrrl " m *"««w between usincss thnl, parted when Stan • b 'SSics who had just wil- 1 nessed a preview, "i Hunk it has a would go on like that until the vo> comedians were down to Hays fficc essentials. The gag would robably cause Laurel and Hardy be ripped apart now. They've roxcn it for the duration, ob Hope Is planning another book la "They've Got Me Covered." his time he'll confine his ancc- otcs to •Hollywood. Considerable concern in the front flicc nt Universal over Claude ains' facial makc-np as tli c :ianlom In the studio's remake of Ihc Phantom of The Optra." Jn Out Our/Way HE SW.D HE'D PAY US WvOKE AxS SVE GOT BETTER AT THE MILKING. FEEDIWG THE STOCK AMD BOTHER CHORES-- AMD -WE'LL BE POIMG OUR PACT PN5TOMKTOES IS EGAD .'WHW DOES IF THE SOIL TOO 60UR.,V\SE Wl&AT RtfXP A \IEKV RESPECTABLE CROP OF AtoTtOM BCTVS UP TO MOW ^ ' . WE OUGKVIA £TAKt AFTER SCHOOL HOOKS , THEM WE'RE. P,\TRI- CMCXJGH FOft AMOTVIER. ftlorc Important N«\v! leather in Slioes will pair last )'<iu i( full year! HAYS STORE "Farmer's I)cadqnart«n In Rlythcvilte & Monett*" The late John Gilbert's daughter, Leatrlce Joy Gilbert, Is working in M-G-M's "The Hangman" . . . Ty Power was showing Annabella a marine sharpshooter's medal pinned on his chest. '^AVid that isn't all, honey." hc said "Guess what uoes with it_an extra three bucks a month. And. boy can ! tise It." M.G-M will be first In capitalize on the new feminine auxiliary ot the Marines. Marilyn Maxwell wiio plays Marine Sergeant, Wallace Bcery's daughter in "Salute lo the Marines," Joins up in (he final reel of Ihc picture. ... No truth to reports thai Frod tieck. who writes the Farmers Market Ads. is being hired by one dt the film studios to get'more Corn into the press copy. Jinx I'alkenberg's flying namesake, U-2G bomber, christened "The Jinx," talk part In the American air victory in which U. 5. bombers .sunk 22 Jap ships and explains thnl hoboes usually pass their time .m. jail mending their socks. But whtii'the sheriffs stock of needles ran out he was unable to imd any left in any store in the city. He sent out an SOS to all housewives lo contribute needles. Hair brushes should be washed I m cold water to which a little ammonia has been added. Steel capacity of .(the . States lias increased moi'e'lria'n'-lO per cent since 1918. ' ' Swearengenft SPOT COTTON BROKERS Art Call For SHIBLEY'S BEST i . - l , , At Better Grocers Everywhere. It Bakes Better With Less Shortening. BUY WAR BONDS with what you save! •*> : f.&! 'ebfiitil -.Jirp '" y*;?T ; ']^^!^ _BL^NAR^ID'-^S^ PILOT CHAPl'ER XXI "YOU'RE still my secretary, Private Friday," Capl. James Carr was saying, pompously. . "Now you rustle up the local soaring club officials. Tell them we'll need—" "Why don't we call ilic Army soaring fields?" "No, Pat. And I'll tell yo u why." She and Jimmy were alone in Major Halo's office, there at Sky Harbor. Jimmy walked about the room, loo full of energy to Ihink of sitting-down. "The reason is, we want civilians to do this, in spite of the dangers on a lest trip." "Do we?" "Well, don't we? Think, Private Pat!" . "Army pilots will -be belter Irained, Jimmy. And if we want lo really demonslrale a glider train—" "The public knows the Army can fly gliders. What we have lo do is lo sell civilians on civilian soaring. With a hard, even dangerous route /or demonstration." "Oh. Yes, I do ECC." "You and I know that the aver- ago college boy or girl, or even kids high school age, can learn lo 0|>erale sailplanes in jusl a few days' (raining. But do you think the public realizes Uiat yet? No, sir!" "No. No, Jimmy. That farmer who took offcnse-^hc made dial very point. He had never seen or heard o[ a glider train before, so figured there'couldn't be such a lliing.". "Exactly! So, Pat, you slick- here and do the telephoning, htinh? We want a train of 10 ships and a power plane to low them. It's going to make a grand show. And, uh—look, Pal, you foe- sure and maneuver me to drive Ilic tow plane, see? I wanla.bc Ilic one who runs'that locomotive in the sky!; 1 Pat laughed. "Yes. sonny! Sis- tor will let you be the engineer. Yon can tool Ihe whistle and ring the bell!" "No joking, Pal," hc wheedled. "You arrange it. Just, uh, just sort of lake it for granted. You sec, it was .you who suggested Ihis train idea, and Hie big-shot officers all fell /or you." "Oh?" w "Sure, they did. You looked cute as pie. Turned the old charm on them, whether you realized it or not. 'So, you can gel anything you want. Me, I'm licking your boots, i want to run that tow plane." Pat felt a sudden tenderness for him, a surge of love lor this boyish man. Her eyes were misty when she spoke again. She winked knowingly and said, "I'll do ii, Jim. I'll use all the influence I can." "Thanks, Pal." Then lie added, mischievously, "But as soon as I get Ihc time, I aim to court- martial you. Imagine, a captain asking favors of a buck private!" He was pulling o;i his dress cap and moving toward the door. Pat wrinkled her nose at him. "Where can-I locale you if I need you?" she asked. "I'll check in. Bight now," he lifted his wrist watch, "I'm going lo mcel Loraine." "Oh . . . Jimmy, is she—I tried lo talk to her Ihis morning and—" "She's slill got the sulks," said lie. "Not that I blame her, I guess." "No. No, of course noi." "And another tiling, Pal," h c was ever so serious now. "1 want you (o know I appreciate your pail in all this. The—Ihe masquerading you're having lo do. Every time I hear people speak lo you as Miss Sluarl, I jump." * * * PAT smiled a liitle. "I don'l mind it. We understand why, Jimmy. You and me nnd Ed Bryan. And—and lei me say, too, that Ed and I want only to help you. We—-we realize your embarrassing position. Loraine is your fiancee; the girl you love. Isn't she?" That last was hardly a question. It was more a rcslalenicnt of fact. Jimmy looked off, face solemn now. "I guess so," he said. "1 mean—sure. Sure thing, Pal. She'll bo okay, I see her point of view, and if I didn't have a definite obligation in this soaring flight, 1 , a duty lo the Army, and the public—" "It'll \>e all right, Jimmy. I'm sure it will. You had belter scoot now." He left her and she was glad of i!. She had felt a stricture inside her throat, a lightening, a lump. It was a heavy thing that sprung up on slightest provocation, to threaten,her with uncontrollable (cars'. v A lid she certainly didn'l want fo' have a sobbing scene in front of Jimmy. She could control her emotions, she knew, by working hard at something, and so she pitched in now (o do the telephoning Jimmy wauled done. She had a list of soaring club members, people in ilvilian life. She arranged a-rnebt: ing here in Major Hate's offlce for p. m. • '.,'•.-. Then,- trying lo think of every detail, she called up.the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce and.'got help locating prominent vegetable growers, shippers, jobbers, all men in the farming industry. membered Ihe Rocky Mountains, too. Could glider trains-be .'used [o move ore? She wasn't sure, but Arizona is a mining state so she • invited all the mining officials she could find. Each pew civic .leader, she discovered, was anxious : to help, out of curiosity if nothing else. . . , . She didn't "ask" any of them about the glider train demonstration; she just told them! "Capt. James Carr will pilot the (owing plane," she carefully informed everybody. "He wants to demonstrate that the train is feasible for civilian as well as Army • use. He—he intends lo be in this field as a business, \vl\pn the war ends!" i That last was on sudden im-' inlse. Jim Carr had been in insurance before he joined the Army, but Pal felt a thrill Ihus irranging his future life. Or pre- tciiding to in her own mind. By working hard all day, talking to dozens of men, telephoning planning, arranging countless 'de- lails which included field clear- ince and authorization for • an Army plane, Pat had Ihc glider (rain..project'-all completed by sun- lown; She gave Ihe information o (lie press and radio. The train would fake off, before another throng of people, tomorrow at 3 >. m. Jimmy came in (o verify all the plans and routing. ; •.>. Next day, (hough, Ihe fust hiich came. The farmer who had challenged 'at in Hie first place, pointed out difficulty now;, "This crazy>'.rain dea couldn't possibly be practical mill afler Ihe war," said he con- entjously. Distinguished Army nen and civilians were listening 'Be loo technical, and dangerous' \nd there wouldn't be near :nough civilian pilots. AH avail- ible men would be in war tasks" People looked queslioningiy at Jimmy Carr. This was a consid-' cration, surely! But then Pat Friday spoke -^p. • ' "Don't fool yourself, mister," she ' vas almost haughty. "Women can do anything men can do. And just o prove it—this aflcrnoon I'm gong to pilot one of the gliders' iu hat Iraml" (To Be Continued)

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