The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 5, 1943 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 5, 1943
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*, "THE BLYTHEVILLK COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher SAMUEL P. NOKRIS, Editor JAMES A. GATENS, Advertising Malinger GERALDYNE DAVIS, Circulation Manager < Sole i National -Advertising Representatives: Wallace - Wittier Co., New York, Chicago, De- (rolf, Atlanta, Memphis, Published; Every Aflernoo!) Except 'Sunday Entered as second ctats matter at the )Mst- ' office al Blytheville, Arkansas, under act, of Con; E'Css,' October 0, 1917, Served by the United Press. SUHSCtUPTTON RATES By.carrier in the city of Hlylhevlllc, 20o per week, or 85c per month. ; By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $4.00 per year, $2.00 for six months. $1.00 for three months; by mall 1 outside 50 mile zone $10.00 per year payable in advance. Union Finances For sonic reason — possibly because Congress is considering a bill which would make union finances a matter Of public record — Die American Federation of Labor recently published :t full-page n e w s p a p c r advertisement which announced: "Audited membership and financial reports of the American Federation of Labor are a mailer of public record and are available at most public libraries." At the New York Public Library the Proceedings of the G2d Annual Convention, licld last October, contain the report of Secretary -Treasurer George • iUeany for the year ended Aug. 81, •This is as broad a breakdown as could be expected in such form. If we were .seeking to find skullduggery in A. F. "of L. financing, however, it would bu entirely inadequate. We should then '"; have to go to Mr. Mcany and ask his permission to examine the detailed records. The published statement, for example, mentions expenditures of §728,-805.75 for "organizing" and $541,453.16 for "organizers' salaries." There is a "miscellaneous general" item of $313,140.44. It' it wove alleged that the American Federation of Labor as such was pulling fast ones -on its membership — or on the public— no competent, im'e.stiga- . tor would, •.find such him ji sum disbursements as these satisfactory.' T h c y '. mean exactly nothing. ; .Bui as 'far -as we know there has been no general suspicion that, the Federation itself was engaged in shenanigans which would lie exposed by " publicity. •-..'' -The Federation is a front, a .sort of -impotent general management , for a large number of "alfiliales" which, in everything that matters, are completely independent. This is not our interpretation; it is the concession and the alibi of President Green when be ox- plains why the Federation does nothing about racketeers and criminals in its affiliated internationals. The fact thai the A. F. of L. publishes a summary statement of its own financial operations has no bearing whatever upon the question whether operating affiliations should be required to make public their own accounts. Do they? If so, the files of the New York; Public Library, the most complete anywhere in this country, unless perhaps the Library of Congress, \1 0 not help much. Same Old Bottleneck For (i long time now Uie pvimc bottleneck in prosecution of our W a r against the axis has been the same- shipping. In the beginning it acted principally to impede the importation ;c ARK ,); COURIER NEWS of raw niateriiUs; We overcnmo that by stripping the 'civilian economy lo (he tjonc and substituting for everything po.ssiblc. Now \\;c« have succeeded in milking more weapons than wo can .ship to the war fronts. IUaj.-Geii. Levin II. Cmnpbell, en j c f or onlnanco, has announced publicly thai the manufacture of ordnance is far ahead of production of ships to transport, it. There nrc sufficient weapons lying around, waiting for delivery, "to drive the Germans (o llio bottom of (he Mediterranean." Break liar Back After (he (anker Schenectody cracked, the Maritime Commission gave orders to the Swan Island yard to do its best deliberately lo "break the back" of (lie next tanker, ilic Quebec. After unusually tough trial runs the Quebec was put on the rack. Water ballast was pumped into center tanks while those fore and aft were empty. Then (lie cud tanks were filled and ballast pumped out of Ibe center tanks until the bending force was lGfi per cent greater than that which broke the Sdietieetady. Accidents will happen, under high speed construction—but what the (|iie-. bee took, with only normal deflection, shows that Henry Kaiser doesn't plan' lo be caught twice by the same error. Kitchen fats The nation's housewives still arc falling down on one of their most important nnd yet easiest contributions to the war. They were turning in—even before meat rationing—scarcely a third of the kitchen fat needed for making explosives and for other equally vital military and naval purposes. Close lo 17,000,000 pounds a month —about two ounces a person—is nced- ed; Housewives have been producing less than 0,000,000 pounds — around three-fourths of an ounce a person. That is not enough. • • SO THEY SAY The world today is full of disillusioned pco- ple who have fmisbl lined to gain succm and who linve emerged from the .struggle wllli im empty feeling. They may have won the things wliicli they went after, but in doing so they hnvc found Hint they have lost, touch with peo- lilc.' They have their B olcl, but nre themselves desolate mid frieiullris.—Hev. Jawpli R. Sizao of New York. * * * High school teachers nre giving the lust preparation for full-Hedged citizenship as citizens in n 'democracy—ten times as important us the colleges ns fur as preparation for citizenship is concerned.—Hi of. Mimvell H. Savelle of Sinn- ford U. * * * The alarming upswing in crime among women mid'girls points to the need for renewed efforts to keep the home front clean, wholesome and strong.—F. B. I. Chief J. Edgar Hoover. * * * We shall achieve the largest common measure of the integrated life of Europe that is possible without destroying the Individual characteristics and traditions of its mnny nnclent, and historic races.—Winston Churchill. * • •' Where is the difference beltvcen Nazis and Germans? There ain't no such animal!—Nclher- lantts Ambassador Alexander London. * * * as mnny old people, if (!,| s country is to survive, against external pressure, our people must be encouraged to have larger fanillii's.-Wiiiston Churchill. * * » In 30 years, unless the present (birlh) trends alter, a smnllcr workin e and flehting population will have to support and protect nearly twice MONDAY, APRIL v ., ( ' 1( ' " ''""'• very <}uy novv~cloesn'l the bench get a lillle htird • along toward evening?" ' THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Fergusbh JOSHUA TPEES OF THE SOUTHWEST DESEKT COUNTRY ARE NOT 7K"ff AT ALL, BUT L/L/£S.... ONE OF THEM.WITH A TRUNK OE STEM 3 FEET IN DIAMETER, WAS CUT DOWN AND BOTANISTS ESTIMATE' IT5 ' AGE AS 7OO WORMS ARE ROUND, GEORGE N. UIECHTY, ty"'_. .SALT IS FORMED OP SODIUM, A VERY ACTIVE M£rAf., AND CHLORINE, A VERY . . POISONOUS GAS.' COPfl. mj QY I.CA SERVICE IMC I. w. BEC. U. s. rn, off. NEXT: . DcaiT nunTTricml- Hosiery Standards Briny Considered UP)— giving WASHINGTON, April 5 iovernment officials are he woman stocking situation thcr Bander. Hosiery manufacturers nnd gov- rnment officials are working ou Inns to set quality nud price slnn- ards on rayon hose. OPA officials originally set April 5 as the date for new standards 80 into etfect, but they have ircady extended the time limit n louth and manufacturers want ie deadline stretched lo July 15. If OPA acts on the inannfac- irers- request, stores will he able sell stockings until July IS nil rsidc-A prices even tlioiiyh the osc doesn't come np to Grarie-A nndards. Crude- A. stockings nrc Hie liigi I quality rayon under the ne PA standards. Manufacturers nre also askii: minimum GnuIe-A stnnrinn Uiey will not have to mar "icir hose. Under the OPA plai oslcry not meeting Gradr-A spe flcalions must be marked Grad Batesville Merchants Favor Weekly Holiday BATESVILLE. [ UP)—Thirty-six out of 38 nalesville merchants favor a weekly holiday during the summer mouths, a Chamber of Commerce survey revealed. However, no definite decision has been made as to the clay it will he observed. Sonic mcrcliauls are in favor of taklnpr off Thursday afternoon, others ou Wednesday A few businessmen suggested' closine an- hour earlier each rtav. Ice In the fuel system c.-,n be prevented by using a small quantity of alcohol in the gasoline ; • SERIAL.STORY " DARKJUNGLES 8Y JOHN C. FLEMING & LOIS EBY , NEA SERVICE, INC." CHAPTER I 'TV I GUT sailing," murmured Lila. The tall, dark girl in the fur coal dug her gloved ha;id deeper through the curve of her fiance's arm and strained her eyes toward the blurry outlines of the freighter al the dock, "I used to love the words. It meant crowds, music, confetti, champagne . . ." Barry Fielding tightened liis arm against her hand as he paused to let some ship's officers by. "Now it means," he answered as they moved on toward the gangplank, "stealth, silence dark, ness, fog—(he kind of fog the once canceled sailings for. That'" what war does—turns the worli upside down." The girl was pulling n lotto from her smart h idbag Stic gave it to the officer blocking he way. When he had read it In stepped aside with grudging're- spect and she went aboard will Barry They found their wav along the dark, wet deck to hi small stateroom, carefully shutting the door and pulling down the blinds before turning on the lights. Barry was grinning will amusement. "You went to a Jo "I just wanted to make sure you were going to be comfortable 1 ve heard some rather sordid stories aoout wartime travel and I thougnt I might be able lo do some adjusting." she moved .°v Ser l ° \ lim nml a "ded softly, You will be careful, darling?" Barry's grin widened as his arm* went about her. "About beiny uncomfortable':"' he said. . "Of course not. Please—this isnt any time for joking." "You're telling me." "I wish I had lime to do yoiir unpacking for you." "I've been doing it for yca rs. One more trip probably won't hurt me." "You'll write every day?" • "No. As often as I can." "If you need me, wire. I'll be down on the next plane." "With the New York police force and the State Militia, ch?" "Darling, I wish you'd be serious." * * » <pffiY walked back on deck, drawn by a sudden commotion at the foot of the gangplank. Officers and plain-clothes men were dispersing a noisy farewell party on the dock. White shirts and evening gowns glimmered through the fog. A girl was running up the gangplank, laughter, shouts, and the blare oC Icy horns pursuing her. Out of breatli and laughing, she whirled to sfand beside Barry at the rail. Suddenly cupping her hands, she called back, "Where's iny aloha?" \ A piping" horn belligerently started a chorus. It was silenced. The girl at the rail shrieked with laughter. A white shirt front leaned precariously over the water dividing boat from wharf. "Come on back and finish the party!" "Come and get me!" the girl taunted. Lila moved back from the rail. ; Of all the disgusting . . ." she murmured. She started oft with Barry. Bttt as they passed the girl, an official was holding a flashlight on her papers The beam cut past her hair—honey- gold hair, beautifully kept. Lila slopped short and took another i look. Tho features below the hair. i were molded delicate as a cameo ... and the slender white line ot throat rose from a collar of sable! "I beg your pardon." Lila moved regally up to the girl as the officer left. "I'm Lila Harrison. This is my fiance, Barry Fielding, who's sailing. Are you making the trip?" Barry could see the blonde in- llliisltilled by E. II. Citniler- Barry would let nothing come between him and his important war mission . in love and war. Read Courier News Want Arts. ' ' ————*- "• ..I.T..I iriMii> miS (hit Our Way By J. R. Williams Our Boarding House mill Major Hoo^l \J ~^^ \ V. . t if i v\rui IT ,vn . .. k a . J . i i •-•-—^^—^___^__ ' EGAD,3AK&.' AFTER SUCH LONG IDLENESS 1T'6 TOO BpvDNou BECAME S£fvilCV< NOIJR FIRST ONTUFxT PERRtf- .'-—CAM SOFTEST SNF\P N'EVER, . SEEM.'—ALL VJH1T& &LO\JB STU¥-F, STftr-JDlM 1 'ROUND POSlM- LIKE AM n\ O\ML.'-~BUVTHM AFFECTS ME LIK& A HVTS (\ FIFTH GRKOER' - LOVJE- IT/ x TELL'VA BUCK . ^-S^WWsSiVKlk' 0|1,,M' •*./,-CtZ .1, ' ' M Laughter - loving Allison Topping had the jungle in her blood. "'.'.' peeling the tall, smart silhouette jf his fiancee. Her voice was icavier than Lila's and seemed ough in contrast. "You sound a little scared," she aid surprisingly. Abruptly she urned a small flashlight up and [own .Barry's, tall figure, holding t a moment on his face. ' She ave a gay whistle. "You do have easan--plenty. Thanks foi- the nh-oductioji, Miss Harrison. I'm Allison Topping. Be-seeing you —Barry!" Then sli« kirnecl back o continue her laughing gotid- rycs io the persistently faithful crowd on the wharf. 4 * * 3 [3ARRY was thankful the darkness hid his grin. So this \va= Allison Topping! ' He'd seen her licturcs, o£ -course. Debutante, darling of cafe,society. Spoilct! >ral. But quick' on the uptake, le could feel Lila's rising fury le was surprised she didn't leave nstead she moved back up to the ail. "Are you going to Cuba.-Miss Topping?" Tlie girl finished a shouted in- but to Lila, everything was fair, vilntion to flie white shirt front swaying over the water's edge ' then turned back to Lib. "Great' Godfrey, no!" she cried. "I'm '• broke. I'm going to Guatemala,' ;ind raise chewing j;um!" 1 Tliis was too much. Lila siiir- I ened and turned away. But Bar- : ry pulled back, troubled. He said, i "You don't mean that, do you?" . ! - He could feel flic Topping girl smiling at him. She said in a ' purring voice, deliberately goading : Lila, "Sure, I da, Handsome. My . papa left me a chicle plantation." Lila was pulling his arm im-' patiently hut Barry: held liis' ."round. He said with sharp urgen- : cy, "Have you ever been to Gua-iJh tcmala, Miss Topping?" " "No," said the blonde girl lightly. ; "Take my advice, please,"-Bar-i ry said curtly. "Don't go!" |' . Lila's pull on his arm relaxed.' She moved back with sudden interest.' The blonde's attention, loo, : was caught, ' "Why not?" she demanded. "You won't be able to stand it,"'. Barry told her. "You're not' the type. Whoever advised you' to go ought lo be horsewhipped." "No one advised me," said the blonde. "What's wrong with' a chicle plantation?" ; "Nothing— if you like proslrat-''. ing heat, malaria, scorpions, bush.- i masters . . . J1 "Snakes? screamed. They were ready to lower the Stop!" Ihe blonde gangplank. An officer tapped Lila's arm. "Everyone ashore who's going ashore." ; Lila said to the girl with urgent = warmth, "Barry's right. He's been! there. I'll help you get your lug- '.« gage off the boat." • f- The blonde took a quick breath i of decision. Then she laughed. "That's too kind of you," she muv-i mured, a flick of malicious laugh-i ter in her voice. "I cm an'awful- scared cat ... but I think I'll. go. Somehow, I icel so protected with Barry on board." ' ; There was a minute when Barry, was sure his fiancee was about to : attempt murder. (To Be Continued) LIVESTOCK Auction Sale Tuesday, April 6th 1C A.M. Rain or Shine Mississippi County Fairgrounds BIythevillc, Ark. Mr. Fan See Us For Farm Equipment Of All Kinds! FUNK'S HYliRID CORX Order Now! 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