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MGBFOU1 THEBLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COUBIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher • SAMUEL F. NORRIS, Editor JAMBS A. GATENS, Advertising Manager pntALDYNE DAVIS, Circulation Manager 'Sole National Advertising Representatives: W»U»cfc'Witner Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. . Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday filtered as>second class matter at tlie post- office at Blythevtlle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press. •• - ' ' . SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the city of BlyOievllle, 20o per Reek, or 85c per month. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, $4.00 per year, J2.W for six months, $1.00 for three months; by mail outside .50. mile zone $10,00 per year payable In advance. Lend-Lvase Meat There is :i growing feeling thai the eating public is entitled lo a full, fair and impartial .statement, supported with figures, from a source in which the public has confidence, about thu causes of the complete breakdown in meat distribution. Most explanations thus far have left the harassed housewife feeling that they really wcro alibis. . About the only excuses advanced are that lerid-Jease plus needs of tlic armed forces account for the shortage. Now lend-lease Administrator Edward K. Stettinius knocks out the first with figures and casts doubt upon the second. The first two months of this year, reports Stettinius, shipments on Icnd- •'•jease'took-only 10 pounds out of every 1000 of our beef, and even this was five times the rate in J942, at the end of .which decent beef, was almost unobtainable by civilians. •''•'>' .'-'*: * • Last year Australia and New Zealand supplied our troops more beef than we turned over to lend-leasc—that is, they wiped lend-lease of!' the books as an alibi for shortage, and also cared for part of the excess demand created bv {he fact th.it soldiers need more •meat than civilians. In no categoiy now short did lend- lease take very much. Less than one pound of ... pork out of every 10—and this \\as bv tai the heaviest burden. One pound of lamb and 'mutton out of eveiy 25, the equivalent in butler, cheese, diy and evapoiated milk of 134 quai ts of milk out of every 1000; one pound of laid and vegetable fat'out of- eight, five caiib of vegetables out of each. 1000. Negligible amounts. ". , _ * * + ^ The causes of the food breakdown go deeper than Washington has admitted In the case of meats there is at least one expeit on the federal payroll rS-a man \\lio acqimed hi.s knowledge the haul wav as «i iclail dealer—who moic than a vcai ago predicted everything that is happening today and ex- pjamed why it \\as going to be. The tioublc was clear cut even then —but not i.KMUble 11 became inevitable on\\ \,hcn those with power to decide poliL\ ignoied the warnings of men \\ho knew the meat industry. We ,111 entitled to ,1 clear, complete factual icpoil as a guide to those who tould still a\oid some of the tribulations nov, on then \\ay. f or Jii tuie Reference It is getting Lite foi this to be useful before next fall, but you might tuck away 1,1 the back of your mind the advice of the National Better Business Bui can about "Loal Savers." Those am the chemical combinations, usually containing moic common table salt (linn _, an > tm "K else, aoVeiliscd to .-ave up lo 50 per cent on your conl bill. The NIH5B cites a long scries of tests, mostly by government agencies, over a period of 27 years, in which no single one of these chemicals has produced measurable, demonstrable savings unless used in quantities manv times what the .sellcr.i recommend—ami then the savings were questionable. View* Publication In this column of editorials from other newspapers docs not necessarily mean endorsement but is an acknowledgment of Interest In the siibjeolji discussed. What Is the Administration Going To Do About Taxes? The administration Is in iho lax saddle. H hiKl Hie vole.v to bent the Kuml-Cailson pay-as- you-go plnn, despite ovciwhclmiii" evidence that n ereai majority of income-lax payers favored Ihnl plan. And—n.s represented by the published views of Secretary Morgcnlhau and Chairman Doughton of (lie Wnys and Means Committee-H seems finite Klecfnl over its victory. Indeed, Messrs. MorgciiUiau and Doughton hnvc proclaimed that tlic taxpayers wi'.l p,el no pay-as-you-go law this year. Sn, Hie (|Ue.illon: What is the administration Soms; to do now? Forty-four million taxpayers iii'c entitled to know how much more In tax payments will bo expected of them this year and next. Those who, on March 10. met Hie present, law's requirements nnd paid one-fourth of the taxes on their 1912 incomes. Mill owed, as of that, dnte, taxes on nine months of 1342 income plus taxes—at rates not yet determined—on two months and 15 days of !9« income. An of April 6, they owe tuxes on 12 months inul six (lays. If one of them dies todsy. he will leave Ills widow that much in debt to the government for Income taxes. The taxmakers, as bossed by lenders of tills administration, have never been very considerate of the taxpayers' need for early Information nbout- lux debts. Each year for the Insl 10 they hnve pnfsed nl least one new Inx hill. Each year they, have proceeded slowly—so slowly Hint nol luitl! May, or June, or August, or even October, linvc the taxpayers known how much of that year's income the government would take from I hem. The 1042 tax bill, impos|., K the present, high rates.-became law on Oci 21. lly then almost tcn-U'clfllLs of the Income to be taxed had been earned, and most of it had been .spent,. Tlic taxpayers cnnnot be blamed For disliking Ihls retroactive taxation, or lor wanting pay- as-you-go. They don't enjoy being forever in (lent to the government, most of the lime not even knowing how much (hey owe. The -Treasury is insisting llml Congress Increase taxes by 16 billion dollars this yenr. That menus another new (ax bill, at still higher rates. But, on this sixth day of the fonnh month of 10-13.. nothing has been done about it. Nothing, that is, except Hint the administration has won n "great victory" by defeating ihc Kimil-Cnrhon plan, for which it hasn't yet thought up any .-mbstiliilc acceptable to Congress. The tragedy Is that no progress can be made toward setting those extra IB billions, or even toward rtefmllc assurance of actually collecting nil that the taxpayers owe at Ihc rates alrcadv levied, until' some kind ol pay-as-you-go, collcct- al-thc-sourcc system is established. —Memphis Press-Scimitar. SO THEY SAY •the degree of freedom lost is in ratio to the degree of government subsidy. When the slate completely lakes 'economic control of an individual (he state Is all-powerful in ihc life ol (hat person. This is what happened in Germany.— c. of C. 1'rc.sidc.nl Eric Johnston. * * * Wherever a people is oppressed by hunger, •that people is an easy victim (o (he theft of Its libcrllcs— Vice President Henry A. Wallace. * * * The threat ol the lotalilarian.<; has brought the American people together in until of purpose and action. Regardless ol church or creed, we will s:cc this contest Ihrciisli t^ethcr or be dc- slroyccl.— Bevrrley D. Tuckci. Cleveland, O.. Episcopal bishop. If we do not liml UK, r o mm on Krmm i rm which to build (peace, this time, we Miall not. have deserved victory.—Anlhcnv Eden. Out Our Way By J. R. Williams Our (ARK.); COURIER ,.NEW8 SIDE,GLANCES :CCPR. mi BV nt> SFBVICC.'W& T. n. DEC, u. s. nr. orf. ' WEDNESDAY, 'APJ1II, 7, 19<13 The Giant Killer ."There's nothing lo keep me at lionu- tiny more—1 used l .9.!.!i 1 _V<rA 1 ^,.\V.9 I !K!' )Cnc ! 1 . J J"t >»y wife's lohcu Hint over!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson fe LONG PANGE SUPER-GUNS, USED BY THE GERA\AIMS TO BOMBARD PARIS IN WORLD WAR 1^ FIRED SHELLS AND KILLED AN AVERAGE LfSS THAW OA/f HAVE TO WAIT ON A WAITER. TO WAIT ON YOU, "Says BERTON MONTANYA, A SOLDIER NEEDS 5O«& LBS. o/ MEAT IN A YEAR., BUT THE AVERAGE CIVILIAN NEEDS ONLY 172. LBS. NEXT: l)n you have a tiirdlikc appetite?. • In Hollywood HY KKKK1NK JOHNSON so you try the sets, hoping to see Nr.A Staff Com-spondent | a line of chorus girls, or one ot Trying to ignore the war in Hoi-1 those camera-scorching love scenes lywood these days is like attempt- and you trip over dead Nazis and ng to hide, n Flying Fortress in a ] Japs and find 350 soldiers peclint! telephone booth, it. ju.st can't be 1 spuds for "This Is (lie Army." Or :loll e. Columbia studio's set of "Some- Since Victory Bai'denlug, even the I where in Sahara" (here's J. Carrol town's favorite question "What doJNnisli in a tattered uniform of an vou know?" bus changed to "Whatl Italian sole!I:r makiii); n spcccli do you erow?" and "What's cook-'which should win him the rhetorical ing?" lia.s long since become "What's freezing?" the morning plum for 11)43, A follow Nazi prisoner is trying lo goad Naisti into killing his Aincr-- You start Icokhu! for romantic gossip, uses Iran captors and escaping for the nnd .sidelights on glamor and yon j-lory of Hitler. "Hitler", Naish tells wind up talking to Ida uipiiui ;hc Nazi, "digs holes in your heads about her recently acquired bos; He takes out all lhat. is good am farm. You start out on a tour ol i put in his own 10 commundnictit.s the night, .spots and everything folds |—steal from thy neighbor.' 'kill tli> up at, (lie 12 o'clock curfew. And on i n;if;libor.' 'cheat (by neighbor,'. But your way home you meet Carnlc Landis' mother, and Tallulah U:\nk- Hitlcr don't dis: hole in my head Denounce inc. Tell your Gestapo to • LETTERSTO THE EDITOR Memphis, Tcmi. April 2, 1943 The Couriei' News Jlylhcville. Arkansas enllcmei): 1 v;a.s burti and reared in Mississippi County and was practical- y a srown man before that Ooun- y or any part 1 of the St. Francis /alley, was protected by a icvcc. Likewise, was Judge W. J. Driver jorn and reared in Mississippi bounty, and knew and understood he (levaslatloii occasioned by the 'loud waters o[ the Missi-rsippi ?lver.of thai valley. When he went .to Congress in 1020. he began to devote his time o a flood control program, and .o my knowledge over a period of years the protection of this valley and the procurement of a Hood control hill and proper appropriation to carry it out was ipperinost in his mind. The SL Pvaiicls valley in Arkansas is the greatest ntjrknltural valley In the United States, and T'doubt if the valley of the Nile could 1 yield so abundantly. ; ; For the first time, the Commcr- isstic, gave Judsjc Driver credit tor dinB the battle. No doubt you have seen the paper, but, for fear you did not, I am enclosing that part of the issue which carries the story, "The River Meets Us Master," and direct your attention lo that part of the article which gives Judge Driver this just credit. I feel that the papers of this great valley should not miss an opportunity to (jive praise to Judge \V. J. Driver, who in my opinion was the greatest mind at all times behind this proposition and who eventually by his devotion and un- tiritif; effort to this work brought about and accomplished for the St. Francis Valley in Arkansas a program of flood control which is comparable only '.o the establishment of the St. Francis Levee District and the building of the original levee to protect that valley. Because Blythcvillc was my native heath and your publication serves the citizenry of that section. I am taking; the liberty of writing yon this letter and enclosing the article which was in the Commercial Anneal. Very truly yours, , : wlls Davis ,'1'he Cliickamauga National Park in .Tennessee save 8.000 cannon balls and all iim»;senUa! marker.? „,„, ., , - . ,. i nni1 plactnics -to the national scrap cial Appeal, in a recent Sunday'drive. Teams Dwindling Jn National Pro Fool ha II League CHICAGO. April 1 IUP>—The. National I'm Football League has been cut to nine teams for 1943, and lhat may be only a starter. The Cleveland liams asked executives of the league, meeting in Chicago, for permission to suspend for the duration. The officials gave their approval for this year. And if the Rams still think they can't make a go of it, they must petition assain in I9i4, It is reported thai a couple of other teams in the league have the same idea. Both Daniel F. Reeves, Hams president, nnd Fred Low. junior vice president, arc in the Army. The lo.iguc officials had intended to consider the all-important player draft yesterday, but decided at the last minute to postpone it until Thursday. Pilots of American u'ai'plana-; flying at an altitude of 40,000 feet frequently encounter temperatures as low as 1C2 degrees below zero in air so Iliin 'Hint without oxygen a man will lose consciousness in one minute nnd die in five. e SERIAL STORY DARK JUNGLES BY JOHN C; FLEMING & LOIS EBY COPVRIGHT. 19-JJ. NEA SEHVICE. [NC. Ha 'I'm-: ^ r ri>ui"i Ain UH'li-T.V Klrl. is <,rf l i' run 1,,-r f,,iliiT-.» <- l'in. I),, l,,,:,r,l „[,! y l--k-l,lli,pr. mini !»>,„, il f,, r c:nr.l| l,,« I,, I,!.. BtaK-riin ,! ,vril!ii B 1,, HII.UXT. Al Barry said dryly, now is—" .„>,,. ,: P ,, inln. Alli Mm cliriii. M . Ills in :u .TMlnir . m, th:,t lr.rrr .,litiK !;„-.-n| |, t . n (!«><•!><• tn- jilujfu! ,\IH«,,| nil- p ;invcTitctl the- Imlinn rtiflc, Jift l.i niniovctl head's ex-leading man. c;Un Andcis. put my wife in prison. Take m> on their way to join the MMIIK ibmnboii and tear om the eyes. 'Iell shifters at North American. I ycnr Cicslapo -tell your Fuehrer. I Even the songwriti'is have for-(won't kiss. Ihc hand that heals me Molten all (hn words thai rhyme land lick the- boot that kicks inc. will! moon and June. Now it's V |> Tell your Ulllnr—rcl ces for men and Cl. 1. and "Rosic U-r-v-r" the- like him thai MY God created Riveter." ISA( KS'I' HEY.' TH' COLONEL \ SEZ TO DOTHM" \ REACTION'A MILE \ tfnWO FARTHER FROM TH' POST.' / HE'S TRYIW' TO / READ.' .^ Major ATTACK CHAPTER IK \T/HEN the new moon was high in the black, star-gleaming sky they rode in the small, rocking "lender buck'to Ihc freighter. The three men drifted off to tlicir cabins, leaving Allison with Uai'i-y—the prize she had worked RO hard to capture. When they JincI gone, she lost some of her gay Fimg-tvoicl. She dug a hand into the deep pocket of her light wrap for cijjr.rets. As he lit it for her, she glanced up at his lean brown face and dark, steady eyes. She sighed a tiny sigh and blew a smoke- ring. "I suppose," slic said faintly, "it's an apology, not a kiss you're waiting for." Harry chuckled in spile of. him- reif. He lit his own cigarct leisurely and flicked out.Ihc match. Tho warm night breeze brushed il along the deck. "As a matter TOM! •NES.THIS IUMCU- MOLJOUGUTTOPOStr K'l |c, FOR.THE PAPERS WnvU-TU?\T itHtSV DIMMER PML.' r .'-"•UtGUGOMERN-MT'S PA6BO!^E OFT-1CIM5 INMlTED We il 6TOVF -- A6 6UR.E TO ASSUME TU£ RESPONSIBLE ) FIRE No A. -=>UOT POST or- FERRYBOAT +4, op GOER\MG FAST- PURSER! -<~MOLlR.<=,\STfcR. )S( VMG IN O3& O^ GAWDHl'S ) ' "SHEETS/ / OLQ 2MUO GH1D.M THE " NOW / :._ if. _ x _ 1~~-»ORM THIftTV V&SRS TOO SOOM Htl!!" | But when yon near diaio.'; like that you're proud of Hollywood, anj yon don't miss the sweater girls. | IT'S EVKKYWHKKK I If anyone has a gau NOT abont] shaped blur 'in the darkness (he war. Hob Hope must have one. | walk, maybe?" You grab him by Ihc lapel, "live plane.'' Hope is muttering, "was fiich n rattletrap that when we ?! fact, it was neither," he said, nptinncd face was a heart- banked over camp ih c Gremlins wore holding hands to keep the wings f'.'otn fulling off.'' So you -go to a cocktail party in Beverly '-Hills and before the evening is over ihc ladies haul oui movcii oft along Iho mil, o fragile figure againsl the ulack -Mlhaucttcd mountains of Cub.i which loomed behind her. Barry iolio\vecl. ''Arc you going back ashore?" lie ricniano'cd. • • - . "^•'•^vnean—nm I giving up my splinls and bandases and practice I Jungle dream?" she murmured their Rod Cross lessons. ' "'" " "~ " With lidthliii; else to do, you pick up a new .script ot n zoih Ccntury-Fps: picture and on the cover you .see printed In blnck bold letters, "Less Shooting Here Moans More Shooting Over There Save rilm!" Sec what we mean by trying lo ignore the war in Hollywood? j blandly. "Going back lo New York Just because of a few words of warning you gave mo the night we sailed? No."- • He said, "I think you'd belter place for you. Tlie teasing laughter in her voice '\vas plain now.. "Maybe," she said Has Two Sets of Triplelj "»' |\ lchl >;. "f you had spent more TUHLOCK, Cal. (U P.>-Urlvcn | lmc ''Ascribing Iho horrors of the "Miglo lo mn on the trip down, (o a supreme effort by the constant - ' ^,' '". '" n on " 10 war demands of "more production," J"", 1053 llm e wilhyoui 'a purebred Hoist>in owned bv L. M,! . , ' •• As '^ < K - 3' 1 r old Quiche you fascinate me almost as much as- Guatemala. 1 can't _deciclc whether it's bc- jcalo'us girl who purebred Hoist jin owned by Fo^berg gnve birth (o two sets of triplets In one year, nnri Sin-tug- the i lactation period following (he olrlh , allsc ol „ . j F r (lie first sot of triplets produced ' >'' ol 'E» l you aboard and: prac- | 475 pounrts of butterfnt. 'Hie co\v Is llcnll >' aarcd mo to . . ." Her voice avi'Rltlng a medal from Secretary of m ' okc ° Jt into laughter. "I sup- ARrlcullure WfH:ard. Tlie double j ]oso : owc you an apology for jlMrtli of lri|ilct,s is ,1 rnre occurrence l)cr ' to0 '' J in <l;ilry annals. "\o« can jettlo lhat with Lila," "The [>roblcm "Or whether," Allison mused on iinporlurbably, "you fascinate me tecause you're so aloof and mysterious. Why under heaven would you be so intent on histories of. (he Quiche Indians? I[ you were an archeobgisl, or a professor, or even a student. But you're a mining engincerl" * t * '"THIERE'S no mystery about it," Barry exploded impatiently. "It's a matter of simple business. Look. I'll make a bargain with you. My business is on the confidential side. But tell you about it it you'll forget this crazy advenluie of yours and lake plane home night." "If you'll (ell me, from Santiago to- Allison said , breathlessly, "I promise you I'll consider going home." There was a new note of seriousness in her voice and Barry accepted it as oath. He told her ills business- with casual speed. "My company sent mc down here because the United Nations war , effort is qttick-silver. vital need of It's used in n hundred delicate instruments of warfare. 'Hie Guatemala highlands are one of the all loo few sources. And on the Guatemala highlands live the Quiche Indians. Catch?" "Catch," laughed Ihe girl. Then she frowned. "Bui why the history books? Need yon get so chummy with them jusl to work a few mines?" "There's Ihe rub," admitted Barry. "We don't work the mines. We don't know where the mines arc. The Indians bring their crushed and vaporized cinnabar down >o the shore in clay jugs and trade it for bananas, and fishing rights. But where they get it is a tribal secret." Allison gasped. "And you said it was 'just business!' It sounds like something out of Ali Baba!" "It's a hell of a deal," Barry said irritably. "When we need that quicksilver tho way we do and we're willing to pay plenty for it—" She laugher! with delight. "That blood oath of theirs in your books! They can't really be tempted by high prices?" "Apparently Uiey haven't been, since the time of Alvarado," Barry admitted gloomily. "Then you're on n wild goose chase yourself," she said triumphantly. "I'm not so sure." He thrummed nervous fingers on Ihc rail. "In all this boning up on their traditions, I think I've got an argument lo use on them. They're pretly high class, you know. Integrity, You can't help them. That's Ihcir strength. But I'm going (o ask them to help us." "And why rhould they help us?" "Because the allies are fighling for Ihe same thing they've struggled to hold for centuries. Freedom. Independence. We're their blood brothers in those respects. I'm going to try to make them sec that. I have n feeling they might open up at lenst a couple of their mines for rapid exploitation in such a cause." Allison touched her cig.irel to the rail and watched the sparks float down towards Ihe dark swells of water. She murmured, "Brother, you're talking slrong stult." * * * JJAURY laughed, regretting now lie'd tolel her so much and been so eloquent about ii. He said lightly to cover his previous outburst, "It won't hurl lo try, anyway. The other fellows kept offering them more money. That didn't work. . . ." She said, "Others? Were there others here before you?" "Two." "How did Ihcy treat them?'' "The first one reported they were a little short with him." "And the second?" "Tho second one didn't come back." She stared al him a full minute, horror deepening in her eyes. "But then—you're in danger!" she cried. "Why didn't you stop me tonighl? All ot us shouling those Quiche words!" He laughed shortly. "Nonsense," he snapped. "The second man was probably bitten by a snake. Or delayed somewhere. You see, that imagination ot yours would play havoc with you in this country. Now get in there and pack, and I'll take you back to the mainland." She stood flattened against the rail, her honey-colored hair blowing back from the while piquant outline of her lace, her eyes dark blurs. "I can't," she said. There was a (angle of laughter and bewilderment in her voice. "I don't know why. Maybe it's the jungle— maybe it's you. But I'm going on." Barry recognized decision. With a snort of anger and impatience he turned and strode oft. "Wait a minute!" she whispered, and ran after him. She rounded Ihe forecasllc 10 feel behind him —in lime lo sec the dark, naked figure of a native dclach itsclt from the black shadows ot the hatch! Her scream rang through the dark night a second too lale. The native had leaped—Ihe gleam oC a knife in his upraised hand! j • ,(To Be Continued),

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