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BLYTHEVILLE, '(ARKI, COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, MARCH.26, 1943 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS Tilt '.CUUH1HI NEWS OO. H. W. EAINC8, PubUiber SAMUEL F. NORHI8. Rfltor "> JAMES A.' GATBtB, Adwrttetoj M»Mfer OERALDYNE DAVIS, OreuUtioo U*nV«r • Sole National Advertising RepreienUUvei: Jf»ll»c* Wltner Co, New York, Chlcaco, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. •••,'.'.•• Published Every Afternoon Bteept Sunday :i filtered as second class mttter »t the post- pfflc* at BlytheviUe, Arkuutv under «et «f •Congress, October B, 1917. , '.,;"• Served by the United RrtM. "~"~~SUBSCRIPTION RAXES ' By carrier in the city of Blylbevllle, 15o pet week, or 65c per month; .. .• • . , , , . By mall, within a radius of M miles,'MM per Tear, $150 for six months, 75e for three months; by mall ouUlde 50 mile noe |UM per year payable In advance. Pacific Imperialist Almost wilhoul exceptions Amcri- 'cans say, inithfully ami proudly, tlmt w,e do not seek any iie\v, territory out of. this war. : Wayne W. Pai-rish challenges this assumption in the inafra- xine American Aviiilion, of which he is editor, and discusses n different viewpoint. ' -'•?' • "Why not face the issue frankly?" he asks. "The United States, not only should want more territory, )nit ; should make no aiwlogies for going '.out and .insisting upon, securing that additional land" • "/ Acquisitions'urged' by Mr. Parrish' .include' every' non-American island irr .the Pacific "as far south-as. New Zpa- . ''• land and the East Indies," which are .'vital, as air bases, for future defense against attack from the. Par East. "There . should be no exceptions," .says W. Parrish, "for'he who insists upon compromise in the Pacific has no ; understanding of nil-power or the ram- ifications'of world air eommefee.'-' -'' . . .* * . • + ' ; Insofar as this argument rests upon commercial ambitions, we do not be- : , liovc that the American people will agree \uth JUi Parrish. Right or wrong, we are .committed to the thesis that Oil! nation is- big enough, rich enough, diversified enough . so .that we . need not' seek territorial expansion. -Many would prefer to contract the area lh.it we must defend in time of war, -rathei than spiead out further. - j But fioni the military standpoint 'the situation is different. Already huge Jong-iange anciaft with enormous car- .jying capacity have brought us loo , close to peoples who hate our philosophy and covet our .riches. * * * ' Me have planes building that make J fortresses and Liberators look like pygmies: It is reasonable, to assume that nations which hate us now, .and may continue to dibhke us for generations,are not far behind. This wai is going to cost dearly te- foie it is Avon Another like it might wreck our economy. We are entitled to - do anything within reason which might help to. assure against repetition. American possession .and forti'i- cation of unsinkublc carriers—islands across the-Pacific from which we could blast futuie Japanese aggression from its beginning—might be invaluable. Are we going to permit. Japan to keep islands she now is using against us? Or should \\e take Mr. Parrish's advice and make them American? Good Example more than ?1.50. There arc 725,625 members. The union's net worth is §l,77'l,i)0r>. Of $.'i,552,342 collected from members, ?917,139 was returned to local units and §2,30"1,015 spent for district and international operations. This interests the public mildly, the members intensely. It is their money. They arc entitled to mi accounting. From the Stedworkers they received one. fF/iy We Fight, Heavy thinkers arn worrying about "what we really are fighting for." It is mi interesting question, and important. What arc we really lighting for? The answer seems simple. We are fighting each for the integrity of his own nation—Americans for the United Stales, Knglisli for Kngland, Free French for France, Russians for Russia, Cliine.se for China. All the rest is icing on the cake. Heavy thinkers demand a long-range program at once. It sounds intriguing, but,might do more harm than good. Let's save our national hides without getting into ideological squabblen about what clothes we shall wear some 1 time in the future. QttteM, Publication in this column of editorial! trom other newspapers docs not necessarily mean endorsement but Is an acknowledgment of Interest In the subjects discussed, The United Steel workers, C. I. 0., •tiiwe,met squarely public demand for •union financial responsibility. This organization—second largest on the Am- cucan laboi front—has presented an independently audited financial report. Initiation costs only §3, dues not Whal Do'You Think? A year and approximately two months after this nation entered the war, it is faced with two critical situations on the home front. One is a manpower shortage and the other is a food shortage. One ol two conclusions is open to adoption. Either (his nation . . . with a population of .135,M(J.COO cannot fulfill the role of "arsenal of the democracies" or the distribution of available manpower has been badly bungled. Either this nation'cannot'succeed In feeding the men in the armed forces, to total eleven million, Its civilian population, Its allies, and the nations it hopes to free, or the production of food hns been .notoriously mismanaged. You can take your choice. But one or the other Is true. Namely, in simple words,.that we liiive either taken on too much, or the management and dircctioiitof- these two vital-problems lias been a clumsy performance, which seriously threatens, not only our effort but the efforts of our allies. ,' If it has been a case of pixor management and direction, l|ien all we can do at this stage of the war Is not, repeat the same mistake and make the most of !>.:! uulortuiialp situation. If, however, we are to leave the same men in charge of both programs, there is no safe assurance that the same mistake won't be repeated. Your Job and mine will, be an attempt, of course,, to supplement the,'estimated supply of food by trying to produce something at home. But for those who arc directbig the war effort at home and on battle fronts, their task is to Immediately determine the causes of food and manpower shortages, fix the blame, if anyone is to blame, and proceed to take the necessary steps to correct the trouble. • • . It Is plain, indeed, that someone in an official capacity tailed to understand from the beginning that the production of food in ample riuantttles Is just as important as any other phase of the war. A skillful general might .cleverly deploy a force, inferior In numbers ',and arms and yet win the battle, but this war cannot be won with hungry soldiers or hungry civilians! What do you think? —Pine Bluff Commercial; SIDE GLANCES Naw, No Reservations-Just Check in Anytime "Don't ))c silly, darling—for jusl a few cents more you can become » general!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson IS A DA/3f< OBJECT/ irONLY APPEARS BRIGHT BECAUSE OF THE SUNS RAYS SHINING ON IT. ON LONG ISLAND, I CAN SEE -THE SOUND AND HEAR THE SEA/MARGARET G. HALL. MIND YOUR MANNERS Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then ch;ck- , ing against the authoritative answers below: 1. Is it all right to ask a woman for a recipe for a dish she makes especially, .well? 2. When asked for a recipe should woman refusa to give'it? 3. Should a hostess try to go on giving large dinner parties as she did before rationing? 4. Should you fee) insulted if you are invited to a buffet supper and asked to bring part, of the food? 1. It is much more courteous to da so, and makes her look rather selfish. 3. No. 4. No. Such parties will Ixjcome norc and more popular as the war goes on. 5. Yes. It .would be a good idea. Better "What Would You Do" solution—(b). We need some social life, even in wartime. 5. Coukl a hostess a bo- lunch party, to which, each guest brings his own meal? What would you do if— You wonder what to do about entertaining now that food is ra Honed— (a) Give up entertaining cntire- ARE NOW WORKING FOR. VICTORY/ THE 5OFT FLUFF OF THE SEED POD IS USED IN f/ff.fVtfSfKV£KS, AND 2O OUNCES OF 1 WILL SUPPORT AN WEIGHT IN WATER FOR. AVANY DAYS. T. V. REG. U. S. PAT. OFF. NEXT: How to fell when it's going (b) Change your kind of enter- aining, giving.co-operative 'slippers instead of dinner parlies? Answers 1. Yes. The WARNING ORDER defendant, Frances .Austin Nelson, is warned to appear in the Ohnncery Court, Chickasawba District, Mississippi County, Arkansas, within thirty days and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Albert ,'oscph Nelson. Witness my hand, as clerk of tliis courti and ^ie seal thereof, on this llth day of March, 1943. HARVEY MORRIS, Clerk By Doris Muir, D. C. Ally, for •Plaintiff.' (Seal) 3/12-19-26-4/I .Not'Keen About Horses SAN LEANDRO, Cal. (UP) — Mrs. Mary McLean, aged 80, isn't so keen about the fact that' the country has been obliged to return to the horse and buggy days, ol which she "had 'ample 'as a' girl While carefully working her wa: . across the street . between moving 1 automobiles she was knocked do n'd badly injured by a runaway, orse to which she was no longer c'customed. Prkes Rise in Portland PORTLAND, Ore. (UP) — The ost of living lias risen more in 'ortland in the last two years than n any other major city'in the United States, according to an in- ; lex compiled by the Department if Labor. It now lakes $1,25 to'buy vhat n dollar formerly did. Tires of His Clnllics SAN RAFAEL, Cal. (UP) — The jolice responded to a hurry call 'ran the Red Cross slating that a :oung man in a locked, iKirked car was taking off all 'his clothes in public. By the time the speeding jolice got there, the young man was completely nude. He was 3 years old, and remained in that condition until his mother.arrived with the car's keys. Mother's Persuasion Wins .SAN DIEGO, Cal. (U.P.)—When Deputy sheriffs Phil Cuffaro and A. R. Kolte came to the home of' J Joseph Silba to pick him up on a charge of AWOL, they found that his mother haci_beatcn them to the rap. She " ha'd" already psrsnaded' her son to return to th e Arniy. had escorted him to a streetcar and sent him off rejoicing. • In Hollywood • SO THEY SAY Had Gen. Douglas MacArthur l)ccn Australian-born and served in the Australian Army, he could have done nn more for the defense of Australia than he has. MacArthur has not only been n great organizer, Init his presence here has been an inspiring force.—Premier John Curlin of Australia. IN HOLLYWOOD— , I!y ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent Minute things that wouldn't disturb the Iranquility pf a private home "are siiper-coiossal -headaclies In Hollywood, where silence is golden during the filming of jno- tion picture scenes' Here 'is the way film-makers rate 10' costly prets and anathema to movie making: (1) The common house fly. Sounds like an airplane in Ihe microphone.(2) The airplane. Sounds like a fly in the mike. <3) A sneeze. The scene must be rcshot—unless Billy Gilbert is one of the actors. (4) A chirping sparrow. They have affinity for the rafters of sound stages. (5) A stray cat. Sounds like combination of a fly and an airplane In the mike. . . . (C) A Squeaky shoe. The sound is magnified many times on the sound track. (1) Hammering off stage. Work must be halted till (he hammerer is located. t8) Train whistles and automobile horns ; on location. No film studio .yet has been able to prevent the Suiwr Chief whistling at a dangerous crossroad. (9) The whispering visitor. You'd think their dialog was in the script. (10) A crumpled newspaper. Registers like spring breaking of an ice jam. Copyright, ' NBA Phoenix nursing my hands like your mad, Lorry girl!" Ed concentrated, on CHAPTER XXIH fruit cocktail. But Pat felt strange conflict in her soul,' Ed had given her renewed assurance, hope. And ' Out Our Way By J. R. Williams Our Boarding House with Major Hoople r AVJPF'/fMOL>' AM BGHT THREE.' IF GUYS COWM HERE CAN'T READ BLUE-PRIMTS THATSMO BLUE-PRINT, THAT'S A CAR1OOM.' •OO'D BETTER CHANGE IT BEFORE WHV IS IT THAT \ I COMT KMOW 1H' MACHlWc \BUT THEM ' SHOP AM PR^FTIM' \K!KJD STICX OFFICE ARE ALWWS TOGETHER TAKIM' A PUMCH J TH BEST AT EACH OTHER.? 4 VVHEM AMV LIKE A.MAR1ME AM' VoufTSlDER SAILOR, A CAVALRY-) HORMSIM ftev/ GWHER. AROUND M 1 UOLtS E&F»0, ^RH VOO \MHV, PLiXCE WHILE rr HOME TO READ TO : -THE AXIS WILL LEAR.KJ THAT: «f>,LLEV'S COMET A MKTIOJA.L. TEAf r THE LAST WOK!) For years Jimmy and Bill Cag- ncy have been ribbing each other about who looks the youngest. Other night the argument was set- tled'for all time. Jimmy took his 5-year-old adopted son to see "Yankee Doodle Dandy." The boy said nothing until Jimmy appear- d on the screen as a gray-haired, reaking 75-year-old. "Oh, look," aid the youngster, nudging Jimmy.. "There's Uncle Bill!" They're filming; Ginger Rogers' dream sequence for the celluloid •ersion of "Liuly In the Dark." A Rolls-Royce town car in sparkling rldescent blue is parked on n pink cloud, awaiting her pleasure. The lenders are fashioned like the wings of fm eagle in flight. Bumpers and steering wlwel are of Incite and a huge lucite swan serves as radiator, ornament. The chauffeur's compartment is finished in zebra hide. The back is in pale blue oiled silk. "Some car." observes Ray Milland to Jon Hail, who are watching the scene from the side- sidelines. "Yeah." replies Hall. And did you notice the tires. The rubber is practically new." >> » « O)VN WORST CRITIC Portly Eugene Pallette docsn'l like himself on the screen and never has, no matter what the critics say. Although "Heaven Car Wait" Is his 438lh picture, he's seen himself on the screen jusi once in 12 years. "And once Ii 12 years." lie says, "is enough." Because Director Edward H Griffith wanted an niitinue Chinese cabinet, there's a new c'-ir- nctcr and scene in RKO's Sky's the Limit." Other nigh Griffith war, in the Chinese sec iion of los Angeles, and nolicei thai the proprietor If an anltcui shop was « dead ringer for Gen crnlisrimo Chiang Kai-shek. "Eve work in pictures?" Griffith aske The antique dealer, Yu Feng Sung shook his head, but admitted h wouldn't mind. So Griffith wrot a scene in th'e picture in whic a Chinese general pins a mcda on Fred Astaircr who plays a Flj ing Tiger. Yn Feng Sung, the an Uquc dealer, is the general. the next hour and a half. a ,lot of people came into Major Hale's office where Pat -was working, but she barely saw them. She dealt with them cordially enough, efficiently enough. But she did so like an automaton. They included city and state officials — even the governors of three states had coine to Phoenix for the soaring carnival, and all the people were doubly interested in the air train project. They included technicians, -weather men, reporters, newsreel people, committees for this and that. While Captain Can- handled the technical aspects of the train planning, it was Pat who handled all the civilian "front." And she did so vithout really knowing it. Be- a'use her mind was on what Ed Bryan had said. . "J£ I was you I wouldn't give jp," he had advised her. "Jim is honest with everybody >ut himself." That had meant, plainly, that Pat herself had a chance to win Jimmy's love, fn spite of Lorainc tuart who was already engaged to him. Unfounded as that hope was, it held power in Pat's mind, and she looked eagerly for the time when she should be with Jiminy again. That pleasure came when Ed Bryan, as planned, brought •Hrnrny and Loraine to join Pat for lunch. The four of them would go to the Sky Harbor cafe. And she wanted make Jimmy Carr discover her; discover her as a'girl. A girl to be loved. >• .. .- ;, : - '. •. , Well, she couldn't stand on ceremony, she told herself. Not if she really felt that way. Loraine Stuart was a formidable .opponent for anybody! Beautiful. Perfectly groomed. Clever as possible, even if she did have a warped moral sense. But Fxl Bryan had tactfully assured Pat that Jimmy was mistaken in his own mind, and that she could help him discover her! Pat decided to take over the play here. "Jimmee," she almost purred it, somewhat in Loraine's own style, "We are going to have the grandest experience today! You and I. On that glider train! 11 "Sure," Jimmy agreed. "Do tell!" Loraine said, loftily. * * * T)AT forced another try. "Jim•*• my I — so many people have where 12 o'clock found that's them. "This is a nice private table looking out at the palm, trees, with Superstition Mountain in the background," the waiter told them. "Everybody's getting hepped up over the sky train, Captain Carr." "Yes. Ljttle bit excited myself, waiter. How about you, Lorry? And Pat? Ed's too dumb lo know anything." Big Ed grinned. He and the captain understood one another. "It's going to be wonderful, Jimmy!" Pat answered. "I'm as excited as a schoolgirl." And then, as i£ automatically, nil three of them looked at Loraine. She had said almost nothing so far. And she just waited now with narrowed eyes. The moment was about to become definitely slrained. "Aw, Lorry!" Jim pleaded, ever so gently. "Come out of it, won't you, sweetheart?" The word stung pjt Friday. "Here we are, four friends in a grand town, at a soaring earnlva!, .liavmg a grand been telling me how grand you are. To have thought it up, and planned the train demonstration, I mean." Pat swallowed. "We— we—oh, Jimmee!" Ed Bryan's eyes lifted a moment as if in surprise, then went back to the grapefruit. His quick glance upset Pat, ; no end. But she tightened her lips! Lorain spoke. "You planned it, Jimmee darling?" "No, matter of fact I didn't," Jim was determined to give credit as due. "The whole thing was Pat's idea. But a darn good one." "I sec!" Loraine's. voice soared up scale. "And, no doubt, Miss Friday again maneuvered to be taken along. Getting to be quite a habit!" "Now, Lorry!" Jimmy was suddenly distressed anewV Pat felt desperate. "You wanted me, didn't you Jimmee?" she cooed, hastily. "We—we understand things! We know how things are and—and—" Ed Bryan had an attack of coughing and hurriedly beckoned the vailer. somebody in jail. With — with Ed Bryan here hanging over me like the flalfoot he is! Now, Jimmy, I want to know exactly what the score is.- You understand me?" ."Lo-rainc!" Jim pleaded. "Please I — " He stopped, exhaled 1 heavily, then resumed speaking as 1 if he had suddenly made up his mind. "Loraine, I do understand. Sure do! And I want you to know I feel like a heel. Why, sweetheart, you know what I think about you! .We've been engaged! for months! I admit this soaring flight has me all wacky. But I've been depending on you to stand by me, see, and I'm standing by you. I admit I've been so doggone busy most of the time that I—" Big Ed Bryan broke in. "I don't want no dessert. Fact is, I ain't much hungry. Miss Pat, how's about you coming on out on the terrace for your ice cream? Me and you can talk while these turtle doves bill and coo." He tried to make it casual, genial, good-natured. Ant! eviii if it was rather obvious, Pat was grateful to him. Loraine and Jimmy didn't protest, in fact barely . noticed them leave. Jimmy kep'; ' on talking. Outside with Pat, Ed moppeil his face with a handkerchief. 'Whew!" he breathed. "Warm, ain't it?" It wasn't warm. Pat was looking up at him, rather fearfully- Fearful of what she nerself had done. He led her to a private spot in a covered swing. "Ed I— I muffed it! I— oh!" She was about to cry. He palled her hand. "That wasn't just the way to go about it, Miss Pat," saict he gently. "I guess me and you, we— we have to operate in our own way. You couldn't imitate that Stuart dame's style — whew!" He had his 'kerchief out again. Couldn't imitate Loraine. No. No, she couldn't, Pat When the glasses were re-filled with water, and the, main course served, and the waiter had gone again, Loraine spoke straight from the shoulder. "I want to get this seltled," said she, with devastating calm. "Jimmee!" Pat tried. : Loraine rode over the inlerrup- here in realized now. Her purring act hadn't jelled. Her desperate, forced business ot trying to impress Jimmy Carr, in the same manner Loraine used effectively, had only marie her look ridiculous, naive. Jimmy hadn't noticed her at all. Indeed, he had set in determinedly to stress his love for loraine! Pal's breath look on a sudden trembling, and all 'at once she leaned over sobbing in her hands. > Fxl Bryan, thoroughly miserable, patted her shoulder. It was all the big fellow knew to do. , (To Be Continue*)/

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