The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 9, 1943 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 9, 1943
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BLnuBvILLB, ' THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ' ' THE CQPfUER NEW$ CO. H V?t HAINES, Pubjisher SAMUEL F. NORRIS,, Editor JAJ«£ A. OATENS, Advertising Manager GIBB^UJYNE DAVIS, Circulation Manager 'Sole National Ad\ertising Repres^ntatUcs: KMlice Wltner Co, Ne* York, Otilc»go, De- IrbU, Atlanta, Memphis f published Every Afternoon"Except. Sunday as' second class mal{«r at Uie post- office nt Blythc\ille, Arkansas, under act of Con- giess, October^ 9, 1917 ' ' * Scryed by the Unjted Vross "' ' SUBSCRIPTION RATES ? By carrier iji the, c.lty of Bljthmllle, 20c per «e^k : or 85o per month. By mail, within a radius of 5(1 inilcs, M OQ pft jcar,' $200 foi six months, $1 00 fo>, lliicc mon^to, by mall .outside 50, mile ?onc $1000 per jqnr jjay.ible In ndv/incc T Don't Mention It The most obstinate skej^H? musl lie convinced by now Hint the civilian population will have to make ical sac- udccs in tliip war. As long as sboilagos weie Uicoicti- and fulinc— wbilc stoics still had i cf i igei aloi s, sowing machines, i.ulio.s, electrical 1 dqiiipmciil left over; fyGm pl:e- coii version days, and it Was possible to buy fojxl and cloUiing w.iltypiit, rc'Ktvic- tioij— the : average American beliuyed blindly- t'lia't some miracle woiijd save him rroni geiHiine sacrifice. That fool.ish faith now is ended.. The • . strict rationiiig of canned goods,, the freiiuent disappearance of meals, the freezing, of butter- and fats and .now th<}ii'': vationing along, with moat, are convincing pl'opf. Ui.\t wo must vcaOjnsl our living habits. • Tires' arcs' wearing ont; ; gasoline is getting Scarcer in the east; householders shivered through the norther,n wii.i- ter; with. iiisuffiQieii.t fuel.; it is impossible' ttf 'get 1 help around the house and grounds; durable equipment is getting harder to find. War has reached the Home Front. •'.'•* * *. ' • • We can,, if we choose, grouch and groan and whine. We caiiM-emind ourselves that many o[ the shortages arc unnecessary, and mutter in our- beards about what we are going to do. to the incompetents who are responsible. Or, preferably, we can a'ccept the fact that it is too late, now, to prevent •incompetence., and lack of vision and political cowardice that arc in the past. We' can 'gb ahead oh tho assumption that,- as of today, shortages arc inevitable.^ If we choose the latter course, the smart one, we can console ourselves that a little hardship now and then is goo^l for the soul. There's n<5 denying. that we have been getting soft. We had come to assume that man can not live without many comforts and luxuries \vhich, outside this country', only the financial aristocracy possessed at all, We have not become irreparably soft. Rommel's ACrikn Korps, the spirits of the Japs who used to be on Guadalcanal 'and at Buna and Gona will testify to that. Americans still can take it when they have to. \Vc do not like to go without the good things of life. That is why we live m the only nation that has been able to pi ovule them for almost everybody. But a little belt-tightening right now will do us no permanent harm. So let's forget about the griping until the war is over. Let's take our medicine, and not mention it. Champion of •Human Dignity Thomas Jefferson \yould enjoy being alive today. This war is^the sort of Struggle in which he delighted—an uphill fight to establish and maintain the integrity of human dignity, the rigfits' and privileges of the individual, the sanctity of the basic freedoms, ^lic independence of smaller nations. . • Jefferson, tlie great apostle of grassroots democracy, was boni 200 years ago today, at a liine .when rights which are taken for granted today, everywhere outside the .axis' nations, were not even usual privileges. : His statement of .those rights iii the Declaration of Independence, and his successful light to have them'included as an appendix to the Constitution— the Bill of Rights—im<|uc.stionably were a majoi 1 factor in. their slow but steady dissemination throughout the world. The war be waged ngainst oppression, tyranny, and intolerance, has not been won even yet. If it wore, we should not now have to light Germany, Japan and Hal.v. Perhaps none of us living 'today will be privileged to sec the human freedoms established ' wife beyond dangei;ou,s encroachment, ijjit at the cost of blood, sweat and tears, we lire moving another .step toward, the goal. • . • - • .f * • * We could use Jell'orson, if we 'had him now. Wo cmi.kl use hi,s l»;illiant polemical powers to arouse us and keep ' us wide awake to the tremendous issues which, are at stake. This is true ypt only as to our offensive battle against Hitler and Hirohilo. II is. equally true of our defensive battle; against the danger of acquiescing so loin* iir wartime restraints that/ when the time comes,, we s hill, I. not be aggressive, enough about reclaiming all of our. sus- ppiulud. rights. Jefferson would not bo. happy, in these days of multitudinous government "cxars,'' in a situation such that regulations of questionable constitutionality arc promulgated and enforced on the. theory that it will take flic courts ; a long, time, to overthrow them, * * * '' Probably be would nocept the. situation, as we do, as an evil less to be feared than axis victory. When, the war ended, however, bo would be the first lo begin demanding, the housetop's that every slightest hint oi: domestic tolalitnrianism be ended forthwith. While we, arc thanking the memory of Jefferson for what he did for democracy, we can include bis outstanding contributions lo agriculture. If this nn- lion is the granary of democracy, that is because Jefferson laid the cornerstone of the granary by his interest in scientific farming. 50 THEY SAV Unless the nations can find some way lo improve conditions, by working, producing, dlstrlb- ulhiii mid consuming—unless that Imiipciis, vve arc destined tu go nlona the sanio iitenlicul road we Iravcled from 1920 on.—Secretary of Slate Cordell Hull. * * » Tin proml that they were able lo ti'ualUy for duty with the United States llccl. They worcn'l iiiriim io light nnil ihoy weren't afraid to dtc for their country—and [or you nnd inc.—Mrs. Tlloniiui Sullivnn on christcnhiij destroyer "The Sullivnns" for her five sons lost on cruiser Ju- ncait. * * * Fnsclsm docs not war on men alone. We women of the United Nations must light loo. We must .share in nvragljig Hie Wood of our children and Ihe Icnrs of the mothers of nil countries fighting Hitlcrism.—tth Mntc Vnlcntlim Orllkova of Soviet Mcrclmnt Marine. * * t Utopln you cnnnot nmkc in a day. Russia died lo butter (he lircnd or everyone and found it spread loo thin to suit (he taste ot the jicor ])te—Prof. Pitirini i\. Sorokln of [larvnrd 0. .'T>« tHKtt timarm. ^, H. ma. U.'B. >AT, ccr. "My-folk's <lou't think we oii(jhl lo «et married now, hut 1 tell Join a feliow needs aii incentive (o work for a . ""' L -. — '.cral's job!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD FRIDAY,. APRIL. 9... 1043 • SERIAL STORY, 8YJQHNC. FLEMING &LQIS. , , HE* SERVICE. INC. flit) STOIIVl jtJIUo* Tupploc, auvlely glrj, ]• off tit CuHtrniHlH, <« H« brr f.lkrf. vklclc iilanli- (lim. Uurry WeJdliiK, nilntni; <•«-' Jflnrrr (rn rotilf' to Ike Kamu Im MJircl ^Ufrufrtl uf a tiulrkftllvi'r htb ^CATTLE HAVE'BEEN DOMESTICATED SO LONG THAT NO ONE KNOWS FROM WHAT WILD ANCESTORS THEY ORIGINATED OR WHERE..THEY LIVED. •uST BECAUSE A A\AN IS CHIEF AIP. RAID WARDEN • IS- NO SISN HE IS A ' " ROBERT E. AMJELLERL, NEXT: Shades of Jules Verne. Eggs Will Be Alone Among Easter T Out Our Way B oys By HETTY MiicI»ONAI.I>. NEA Stuff (JorrcMioitilt'iil WASHINGTON. — Put all the colored eggs yon can in Junior's basket this Easier, because there'll be liltle else to fill it with, according to market indications. Wiir luis slrcamlincd the Easier basket. The traiHtlonal chocolate candy bunnies and cg(;s have Ijeen long since banned by WPB, anil the In.bor shortage is raising hob with tlie novelty Industry. Green straw grass for baskets is scarce because no one will shred it; the cot Ion chicks once made in Japan arc gone; wood pulp rabbits are scarce and even the plusli animals arc disappearing from the markets because plush is hard to RCt. Baskets, however, will be obtainable, and there'll be enough dye for eggs. Bitaom manufacturers have np- ped prices on their products by li per cent, with OPA blessing, am (he next broom you buy afte March 23 will bear a tag' statin! lliat OPA has authorized the pric increase. Prices on used vaciiun cleaners will also be increased according io model and type of the machine. VICTORY AL.ARM If you're the impulsive type who hhic open-necked blopse, her canary skirt, iler flat-heeled shoes made her look smaller, less sophis- Ucalcd, She hnd dressed carefully that morning. As she passed Barry's cabin she stopped heavily and slbvyly. But the door didn't open, and she went on tq ; hcr own cabin. Biiek on deck witji a; book, she settled herself in a deck chair and tried to read. Her;- eyes kept deserting the pages/ restively turning mil over the calm sea where an early morning mist festooned ilsolf like a curtain of sheer, blue gauze above the water. She laid her-'head back and watched' with half-closed eyes. She could.hear only,the. low rum-' bling noise of. the' diesel' engines, mid the inusieai rippling ot the sea ns it slid alojig Die sbip's hull. Slowly the. discontent left her face, A mischievous smiJe ai>- Ijeared on her delicate lips, In ciiijek decisio"', she lifted her purse from beside her chair and took out a pencil and iiotebook. She wrote . tlie message slowly, carefully, and lylieii she had fin-' islied, she read it.through'several times, * . * 'A LLISON opened her oyes sleep*• ily in the total darkness of her cabin as she heard the rattle of ..-•-,. - .-.-- --.the anchor chain.- She lay quietly i,,«| S ».r ' y " lil " wali «d | for only a moment as she heard rujinjng footsteps on.the.deck, and (hen slid from her warm bed, glanced at the luminous traveling clock oh her dresser. It was just 10. minutes before 5 o'clock and . i*c Uuli'he Indian » trlrf iiluuy CliuL-u ^u dUnuiidr krr. A 11 1 « 11 n »vr. Bnrtf'it life by ocreaiujn^ n nurn- Jnif, juat UN a uailv«f |iluuKfM u( *>B, k»l(t> III kjlilil. AllJ.rjn InlntH, U*uy. ikuufh t,-ru(rru) lu Alllniiu, IM null unKrrvti liy her reCuNHl tu ILH/c-K tu rea«oii. ' *' * * ALUSON AND BARRY CHAFriSH V pOR the next two days the C'ar- ibljean stretched as passive as a sheet of dork green glass under a cloudless sky. Allison felt a restlessness stir'within her. She ti'ieil playing shufTleboard wilh ' the ship's captain but she couldn't hold her mind to the game. Her eyes kept sweeping furtively the length of the dc<;k and holding pn the door of cabin F. But it-didn't opou. Harry, had kept to his cabin the last two days. Allison had seen (lie liltle Mexi- ca.ii cabin boy carry trays to the door at mealllme.. Breakfast was just over nnd Allison preceded Captain Hooker through the narrow doorway out onto the deck. "\Vtifll time do we dock tomor- ro^w, Captain?" Allison smiled at beside her. "Wilh a sea like this we should reach Puerto Barrios by- 5 in the morning." His eyes twinkled humorously as he shot the girl a side glance and caught the quick frown that crossed her face. "Dop'l take it so seriously, Miss Topping. Quarantine doesn't open until 7. If you can sleep, through the noises of unloading cargo I will see that you are not dis^ tuvbed." Allison laughed. "Don't worry about my sleep," she retorted. "I've had so mucli rest this trip I feel like a bear." The captain laughed. He stopped as they reached the iron stairway that led up to the crow's nest. "Even a freighter captain has to make some pretense of: working," he said lightly. "And this is where' my day stalls. Is there anything I can do to make yon' more comfortable?" "Thanks, no. I think I'll take a couple of turns around the deck and then settle down with a book. Some people think they're good company." i ' * * * * OHE swung along the sun- splashed deck with long, easy steps. The sun caught the gold in hev soft roll of hair and then poured down over her powder they we're dropping .anchor in the hay of Puerto Barrios.- She switched on a light and dressed hurriedly, selecting, a mist green sports dress. After she had quickly brushed her hair she tied a narrow- band of brown ribbon under it where it fell in waves (o her shoulders, and made a neat tailored bow on top. She gave herself a liiisljr glance, in the mjiTor, tossed her polo coat around her shoulders and went out ori deck. A thin pallor of light was melt r ing the darkness in the eastern sl;y. Shadowy figures moved about on'the wharf, shouting in Spanish. Allison slood alone at the ship's rail. Her heart suddenly quickened as slie heard steps, behind her, and then she felt the touch of a hand on her ami. "I really didn't expect to find you up at this hour,"'Barry said' seriously. Allison turned f o face him. "You mean you thought it v was one of my practical jokes?" she said lightly. "I don't know about the practical part—but the; joke part—yes. When the cabin boy brought your note I said to. myself I'll'tfy'her one* more. Can't be more of a. chump than 1 was the other day. When can. we gel this quarantine business over wilh?" Allison felt her,face flush. "It will be a llitle later than t expected—•" Even-in (he pale light she could see Barry's jaw tighten. Allison put her hand on his arm. "I'm sorry, really I am, but I just had to sec you before we le/t Ihe boat!" she said. Barry's' face was 'stem as he said, "Krankly, I don't like getting up in tlie middle of tlie nfght to hear funny stories.'' The mischievous lights in Allison's eyes had fatted, She looked imploringly up at the tall man. "Thorels no joke about what I wanted io say!" "Wejl—" "It's about flic ..other'night. . . .' That man thai attacked you—r heard'him say a Quiche word. f. knew t)ieti : llint. I -w'as.lo blame.' I want to apqlogize!" Barry didn|l •jpe.ak, "I, really had a motive more Important' than the applogy—that is, more important to. you. 1 thought it might be helpful it 1 introduced you to Renaltl'o!. Hi» was i»y father's attorney "down" here for years and is now managing my chicle plantation.* Ho-prob-i ably knows more people in Guatemala than any oilier man." "Is there a gag to this, too?" Barry said sharply. Allison whirled and walked up the deck. Then Harry started after her. He caught her by the arm and spun her around. Tears were misted on her long lashes. "Oh! I know I'm acting like ;i heel!" Barry blurted. "But after all yon have given me the runaround." - Allison smiled and looked up, at him with ihe old twinkle in her eyes.. ."I; gue_ss it's like the little boy who yelled 'fire' so oflcn that wheii the. house did burst into names no one would believe him." "I hope this Renaldo business is on (he level," Barry said. "Because his name is on'the list the office gave me to look up down here." "Praise Allah for that list!" Allison teased. "Otherwise I know you wouldn't have believed me! 1 ' Allison was like her old self again, gay, buoyant and taunting'. "If you were a gentleman you'd take me to the dining room for a cup of coffee," she laughed. "If I were a gentleman," Barry said as they walked to the dining room, "I wouldn't have anything lo do with women like you." (To Be Continued) I'er war workers' pleas that sborl- ige of alarm clocks made them ate for work. The new war models vlll cost between one and three lojlars, \yill be stripped' of Ihe Fancy peacetime fjadgcU, but are guaranteed to wake you up. ODDS AND ENyS: Boys working on farms this summer will be assured plenty of blue denim overalls, since these itqms have been rcclassificd by WPB as "male work clothing" antt essential to the war effort. . . . Plan on using more sweet potatoes on your summer menus thjs year. There's been an increase in 32 percent, of the crop. . . . Acorns and cilrus fruit seeds are being used as Mffce substitutes in France. Iliinks nothing oi hurling a shoe at your alarm clock to stop it from ringing of an early morning, think twice before you abuse the new war model just approved, by WPB. It's made iml of moUlecl, impregnated luilp to save vital mclals. nnd It must be treated carefully. Only about 2,000,000 alarm clacks will be produced, instead of Ihe usual 12.000.000 annually, to ans- By J. K. Williams Our Boarding House with Major Hooplo BOV, IS THAT GUV IWDIGWAUT THMTS ABOUT RIGHT TOT TOOK IT OFF TO RUB HIS WOSE AKJ'PUT IT 0M TO TKKE TH' TOOL TOOK IT QFP TO REACH O' StR. TMe MERE *, 1 MA, l«. H CO**. AM Ll}« TOTHROTTLE IKS HIS POCKET,.PUT IT OW TO PICK UP TIC DEH-U A.G1M.,. TOOK nr off- TO POT TIV TOOL CHECKS BACK IM HIS POCKET:... TD ARE s'Oij t-jsjc G 1 (V.I, ,v,r,Q THE TRlt>. AFTER. SB HOLOUP MAM - CHICKASAW West Main Near 21st St. . 5 at. starts 12:45; Sun. starts 1:45 Night shows 5:45 Except Mnnday, opens S.4t Continuous iliovs Sat. »ml Sun. Coffee $20 in Chimi LOS ANGELES (UP)—As a tip- off on inflation, Mrs. David S. Tnppnn, formerly a missionary on the Chinese isliuul of Hainan, where inflation lias gone beyond control, reports that a can of coffee tlicr now costs 420 Chinese (lol- comes al 100 Chinese dollars a day,' Friday & Saturday Double Feature FlitST FKATHUE: 'Trail Blazers 7 The SECOND KEATUKK: 'The Flying Deuces' wilh Stan Laurel * Oliver ll.irdy Cnmcily : "Jungle Girl." Sunday & Monday 'Virginia 1 Fml wilii MacM.iirrny A- Cnrrnl, Madeline Comedy Universal News THE OLD JUDGE SAYS... "MomhY, Judge...rncclin' someone?" "No, Sam, I'm just going up the line awayson business. Wasn't lhat a troop train that just pulled oul?" "Sure was, Judge.. .stopped over here for ten minutes and what a swell bunch of fellows they were." "That's true all over, Sam. Our present Army is the best trained, best disciplined, iKst behaved in American history. That's why I get my hair up when I hear of some people trying to dry up the areas around Army camps. Why, in a recent report made by the government, it said the Army usually prefers its camps to be located in wet instead of dry communities. And there's a sound reason. In a wet community the Army can. control drinking. In dry communities where bootleggers run wild it' most impossible, We know that from our nearly 14 years of experience with national prohibition. "There's no getting away from it, prohibition dfttt not prohibit." t cj AlfoKclit [Jntraff

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