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April 6, 1943

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 6, 1943
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fAGB FOU1 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE'COUREER NEWS co. H. W. HAINBS, PublUher ' SAMUEL F. MORRIS, Editor JAMES A. GATENS, Advertising Manager GERALDVNE DAVIS, Circulation Manager • Bole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witner Co., New York, Chicago Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis'. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday pnlered as second class matter at the post- office at BljthcUlle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 191 1 ?. 'Served by the United Press.~ SUBSCRIPTION KATES , By carrier In the city of Blythevllle, 20c per week, or 85c per month. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $4,00 per year, 52.00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; by mall outside SO mile zone $10.00 per year payable hi advance. .' Real Wages Since Europe went to war, American factory workers hwvc improved (,'ieir purchasing power by more than -10 per 'cent. The average worker can buy ul- niost half again as imicli'of food, clothing, shelter, recreation, education, health and happiness. He could, that is, if Uic things he wants were available. He lias the . money, but he can not find the goods. ."'Iii ordinary times this economic unbalance" would correct ilsolf. Manufacturers .would expand production. Now plants would be opened. New conveniences, and luxuries would appear. Such--natural readjustment is impossible today. The shortage arises from diversion of plants and raw materials to war production. It will persist; until Hitler and Hirohito have been defeated. 1 '' f * . * .With money enough to buy '10 per cent more, the worker can spend even less than before the war. His purchases of .foodstuffs are limited by rationing His rent is moderately well pegged. Fvcepl for sonic .surpluses now • Hearing-exhaustion,-he c '*'* "oi buy the durable goods for which he yearns. What is he going to do? He is going to pay enoimous and ever increasing taxes He is going to buy war bonds. Presumably he will increase his insurance somewhat, and luck something into savings accounts for emergency !use. i He can, of course,..-patronize black maikets, and spend;money on ridicu- loiibly ovei pi iced-til-tides''in the uncontrolled categories. lie can blow himself to fancv clothes, night clubs. « * *: * *? It'ft to tugs against such excesses that we aie recapitulating once more the often-told stovy of what, makes for mflcilion The wise worker will not waste e\en now, lest he shall want to- ihorrow <- Some day •war-inflated wages and hoius \u)l ictuni lo normal. Incomes will diop. Automobiles, stoves, refrigerators, ladtos-will be worn out—and theie will be lepiaecmenls in the stores. ' The famiH that saves its excess income now will be in position after the Mar to bin- those things which for the moment can not be had. UK purchases will keep factories going, provide em- ploymenl, and help to avert economic disaster. Willioul Music Soldiers have been forbidden to play foi rteeklj USD dances at Ddmy Beach, Fla , given exclusively for service men and their partners. Why? Because James Caesar Pelrillo, (he music ,czai, piolested (o the War Department , Theie is no professional music organization in Delray Beach. These were pee -dances, for men preparing to risk . their lives' to Voted'the democracy which makes - Czar'Petrillo's union possible. Who will volunteer to send a yellow feather to the adjutant gencrai's of- nce, with permission to pass it up higher if tJ, c A. G. was acting under orders? BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS One Old Tiro, From here and there'come reports that spring, and the removal of checks against pleasure driving, are bringing back .speeding that wears out automobile tires long before their time should come. To any who are templed lo see iiow fast the old buggy still will go, let us recall .(he plea of Kddio Uickcnbackcr: "If people only knew Dial Die saving of one old rubber lire was sufficient to produce one of those rafts which might be responsible, as it has been ih our case, for saving seven men, they might lake it more .seriously." Labor Jurisdiction The War Labor Board is correct, as a practical matter, in insisting that it cannot carry out its assignment unless it has jurisdiction over all labor disputes, whether in "essential" or "nonessential" industries. There is dispute whether the board is handling wisely its job as compulsory arbiter. If it w not, then its philosophy, its methodology, perhaps its personnel, should be revised. But whatever ; agency is utilized [ 0 « ver t strikes by compulsory arbitration, it must be given complete coverage. Otherwise, in the- words of Dean Wnyne L. Morse, public member, we face "a major defeat in the battle of production" which would "endanger the successful operations of our armed forces." No Rate i\ Florida hotel in a community surging with Army and Navy men ran out of rooms in laic afternoon. The desk clerk called a larger hotel and asked if • H,.could accommodate .two officers,.. "We-have two or three rooms,'''''he was told, "but don't send any service men here. We can't give them a special rate. We'!] need our rooms for regular patrons. Tell them we're filled up." Can the desk clerk be blamed because he told the officers how the second hotel felt about accommodating service men; in lime of war? •JO THEY SAY I've seen them on desolntc, lonely blazing islands doing their job duy and night. m, c ,. c ^ no complaint. Only restless Impatience to gel nil to Ihe front. I've seen them in the Atcamlnn jungles sWeatiiiB and grinning. There is no complaint,. Only impatience to get up closer to the cncmy.-Navy Sccnlary Frank Knox. * * $'.. America Industrially, has done in two years whnl took Germany 10 years, remain 20, and Japan 30.^0. of ;C. President Eric Jolli.Mon. .*•'.* «... The best way (o J 11;ilre nB! , lnst micmploy _ mtnt Is to have no uncinploymtnt.-Winston Chureliill. * * t No one, whether he is a manufacturer or a laborer, should make nn unfair profit out of this war. -ih.s Ls a time for sacrifice-not, avarlcc- aiul for equality o( sacrifice for nil Americans, —James A. Farley. * * * The ,„„!„ objective h „« formn , lh . annUm •>' " cbhgatlon of every onc to do „,, I|6 „ •We toito to aid the *„ cno,i.-A. P. of L PrcHdcnt William Green. "Please IH iy mu the mil n(>\v > "M7r\Vil, 1I( ,i- mv MiiThnT a dale wilh your ilmiul.lcr joniglu am) nc «b l.fa ill- Itnviincc!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson ?M^,VAr c S F JIl HAB1T ° F FIND IN& BODIES IN THE WATER AND ROLLING THEM ASHORE. , COPfl. I'M! 9Y IJEA SERVICE, INC. SOME MUSHPOOMS ARE SO DELICATE AND SHORTLIVED THAT THEY ARE;' TO BE FOUND ONLY BETWEEN AND _____ ANSWER: Falkland Islands Protective Roofing i PICO as n Tc.wkaim. Texas, rtre- ! man tame hi handy recently when Today, more than ci-cr. the roof '' rC (iirc ;-! c ; i a 'hrre-iiian army lire if it Ls sound, is i, vital protection c re " ^'i'* ls credited with snving for the home. I! protects llic- " Sh bDlnllc ' 1 from destruction structure o[ Hie iiouse tuul the in- "' a!! « lr "ase in lingland tenor furnishings from water ' lhc ™ws .story printed i-i tli" "amasc. Fire-resistant roofs such • strn ' s *"«' Stripes, army publicans asphalt are also the home's best ll °" '" England, snitl dial the shin protection against fire. The fami- "circled the field for a landinc with l.v s comfort, health and actual fll * n ><*s slrw.inlng f rom hcrb ])on raicty are «.-, 0 dependent upon ''"E* 1 "* and winy." The crew raced the soundness and five-resistance <; °*"'*' the runway and went to mi i.i r °° f bcca " sc lc **l*s cause .* v01 ' 1 *. Mviiig the ship mul prevent- mhcalthy dampness and combust!- ing injury to the crew lh" Vtorv ble roofs arc a prey lo any llvins "Wrtctl, ' C 5toly bonfire or chimney sparks " No amount of insurance money can In '821. all Florida n-i- ,m.i,w restore in these days the furnhli- Into two counties ' ings thai arc no longer being pro- " "need. No iimoiM.-, of insurau-c money has ever, nvcn In peacetime broitKht back a life. Qiilv .oofs' Hint nre needed should be" applied today bin where a new roof (, needed II should be applied without delay. TUJOSDAY, Al'JUl, G, 1943" &RKIUNGIES BY JOHN C. FLEMING & LOIS EBY _ —.,__j Minrt* K nirm- ~Y""" • " *'" nmrty. IlenpUe Ifnypr'n »£•,<»« »ki, fii*,ji»*iS t«olix? > '*?i l , **•*•*'•• •** «•" *•« * l ' >< "* U •«'«*••*« l* THE RUSE eilAPTER II .•THE tog deepened into a lashing • storm before the night was out .and the freighter plowed a slow harried course southward along the coast. •. • •' It was late afternoon of the following day before they ran out o the storm, unci the wallowing of the small boat settled lo a rhythmic roll. For the first time all five passengers appeared in th. small dining room for dinner • Barry Fielding came first, He was a born sailor, and rough weather only sharpened his sea Jinpetile. The captain introduced the three men coming in next, -two were joint owners of a rubber, plantation, in Brazil. The third an-elderly lighthouse keener Harry lold •"•*"»**-« '-"-• • - ' mkoir»« , n « won't make jt, the captain said as he ed the way to the table!' "She's been having a bad time." Barry smiled. "JFine,"'], c said. ' -m h .'> ><*" .ind go back— which is', exactly what she should do." •'"y° un , lhi ' lk so, Mr. '.'Fielding?' 1 The five men turned sharply toward the door, at the sound of the feminine voice. Allison Topping was posed dramatically in the doorway her celebrated figure in sequin evening gown silhouetted against the flaming sky. She came slowly forward, her delicate lips forming a provocative smiling pout. She had piled her honey colored hair in careless curls atop her small head Thtee were dark circles under her violei eyes and tiny veins showed at her temples under the chalky pallor of her skin. . The four passengers and the captain leaped as a man to pull , a chair for her. . Barry • said severely, "You Allison leaned across the table and slid her flame-tinned mgers into Barry's hsml "Hate me in the •— ^ '• shouldn't , night." , come down to- >( "I was alraid," she said faintly, ) 'that— heartless people would try to influence the captain to put me off at Santiago." '. The laughter rose fast and gal', directed against Barry. He shrugged with a grin. "The ship is yours," he • said. . 4 t f,i J^UI.LJ, j| C OtllU, : Stay^on it till doomsday if you like. I should have had better st'.isc than to advise a woman." * t * 'J'fiE next morning the sky was liipiv'r], with small pufl clouds, .ind Ih3 sapphire water shot with sunlight Allison breakiast. The sliadow of illness was,gone from her lace. She was in white silk shorts and shirt, with brilliant sandals, and her .yellow gold, hair . hanging to her shoulders. She was exquisite as the day, with a fire o£ mischief in her violet eyes. "I feel fine now," she boasted. In the privacy of my cabin for the last 4B hours I've been singing the blues—: mean about the war—my losing every centavo but - chicle plantation—and now the It's all of! my mind for The rubber men and the lighthouse keeper were enchanted and a little afraid of her. To Barry's surprise she refused their homage. ,J,' Jus ! c '' iU IT1C W si*-* said. The deb is dead. I'm not even Queen of'Chewing Gum Jungle- just a chide laborer." "That's ridiculous," said Barry heatedly. She turned on him with mock- storm! good." » - le ," she begged, "but lovo me tonight." clinalion lo bossiness is apt to cet n/-, n you into (rouble, Mr Ficldinir" O Ty -'° mcd tbc n She looked after him startled. "Where arc you - "•- •'".!".• ma iiu-.u uui.iea a spir- I have three books to digest ited search through the colorful before we gel to Puerto Barrios," cobblesloned streets for the old! he told her. His masculine pride ' " was satisfied by her visible'dis- appointment. He was not evading her, nor exaggerating the importance of the books. Somewhere within their pages was the key to the success or failure ot his mission lo Guatemala. They were histories of Ihe Quiche Indian tribe. He could scarcely pull himself nut of his absorption during meals. But he noted with vague amusement the constantly soaring slock of Allison's popularity with the other passengers. By the third day she was the darling of passengers and crew alike, which fact he included in his letter to Lila, though he added an honest and comforting account of his own cloistered days. He did not mention, of course, the rising pique he could feel in Allison over his invulnerability to her charms. At lunch the talk was all o£ Santiago. Allison had been there often. She was full of eager description of places and spots they must sec ... the Bacardi factory . . . San Juan Kill . . . (lie little church with the broken hell. . . . And there was an old Indian in a basket shop in the market place who told the most wonderful stories. He belonged to some strange tribe, and when he was 12 he took some kind of a blood oath. Barry was instantly all attention. He tried to sound casual. "Was he a Quiche Indian?" Allison's large eyes fixed on him with thoughtful innocence. "I believe that was the tribe," she said slowly. "I'd like to talk to him," Barry ' , hc bUslerin Indian, somehow managing to point out a thousand native customs and relics en route.. But the old Indian could not be found. Even Barry was satisfied by the time they abandoned the search in the dusky, music-filled '• interior of Allison's favorite cafe Around their table they raised wine glasses to Allison's prowess as guide. Mischief tingled her laughter. 'No, let's drink to dear old Itchy Sinna," she cried, "and the blood oath of Chichicastenango. They liired the lion from' his lair." ••••• Barry glanced around at the sudden roar of laughter from the three other men, He realized suddenly lie had been duped into coming. Allison's laughter rose. "Serves you right, you recluse! 1 sneaked into your cabin during dinner last night.and took some bait from your old books." Barry controlled his irritation over the loss of tho afternoon and enjoyed the exotic food and dancing. But he remained ominously quiet when Allison taught the others several Quiche words she had gleaned from the book, and they shouted them back and forth with hilarious gusto, until surrounding tables of natives looked over with interest. Allison leaned across the table suddenly and slid her small flame- tipped lingers into Barry's hand. "Hate me in the morning, Handsome," she begged, "but love me tonight." Barry looked up the delicate length of her white arm to her heart-shaped face with its tremulous pouting mouth, its straight Experience As Fireman Helps Texarkana Soldier' TEXrtRKANA. scpli 25 ----- -- "* ..uii, AJIMIJ it'ii;) injuuni; muuin, us siraigiii >ai(i. Do you think he might be slender nose, its wide violet eyes, there still?" Probably, lie thought dispassion- . She shrugged. "He might. He's ately, Ihe loveliest /ace he hatf been there for six years. He was ever seen on a woman there last October." | { To Bc Continued) LIVESTOCK Auction Sale Tuesday, Apri! 6th 10 A.M. 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