The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 12, 1943 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 12, 1943
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FACE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.)] COURIER NEWS MONDAY, APKIL 12, 3043 THE BLYf HEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIEfc NEWS ,CO. H: W. HAINES, .Publisher SAMUEL P. NORRIS, Editor .JAMES A. GATENS, Advertising Manager GERALDYNE DAVIS, Circulation Manager Sole'National Advertising Representatives;. Wallace Wittier Co.,• .Se>V"; Yortc.Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. _, Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter nl the post- office at Blylhevllle, Arkansas, under net, of Congress, October 9; 1917. f Served by the' United Press. SUBSCRIPTION RATES . By earlier In the city of Biylhevllle, 20o per week, or 85c |>er month. . . . - By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $4.00 j>er year' $200 for six months, $1.00 for three months; by nial! outside 50 liille. zone $10.00 per year payable in advance. Extva Bond Buying A 'Must' The (ivevfiKC* patriotic ci listen—now forking over 10'per cant of his wngcs in payroll deductions,, pnyihg out 19 per cent for income taxes, and liaviiiK another 5 per cent'forked over for him by way of Victory lax deductions—-may he wondering how it is going to 1)0 possible for him to give arty' more in the Second War Loan drive to raise another' ?18 billion by May 1.' Having subscribed his 10 per cent 01- more, be may have fell that was .that, and he wouldn't have fo worry any more about making further .commitments for the purchase of \var bonds and stamps. Having set Hod that matter to his own satisfaction, he now steps into a whirlwind three-weeks' canipagiri to buy still more b'onds in the Second War Loan drive, and furthermore, lie faces the prospect of a Third War Loan drive late in the summer and maybe a Fourth in. early winter, and so on for as long as the war lasts'. Overwhelmed by a succession of some 20 big ads in 2000 newspapers, 2600 house organs, GOO trade publications, blurbs on every radio stations, 24-sheet posters on 12,000 billboards, 80,000 car cards and "700,000 smaller , posters here and there, a' fella may at times wonder how he's going to keep up with tile procession. Maybe- a not-too-thorough job has : been done in spelling out the details •.. of -.where the money is coming from, ' < but the fact is that the money is there and it is entirely feasible and also imperative for everyone lo buy extra bonds in the Second War Loan drive— .;' in addition to the 10 per cent of payroll already subscribed for'continuing war bond purchases. • These 10 per cent deductions arc now yielding about SftOO million a month, or ?G billion a year. If you figure ihat there arc 50 million workers in the United States, that averages down to only 810 per month or $120 per year per worker, which not only isn't much, but also isn't enough. The main argument of the national income economic experts, is thai the money is there to buy more bonds be. cause, while national income is at $125 billion a year, there are only §80 billion worth of goods and services to be purchased, leaving some ?<15 billion excess purchasing power to be absorbed as payments on debts, taxes, war bonds and the like, if inflation is lo lie avoided. Because that money is there, because previous bond drives have gone over better than had been anticipated, (he easy assumption has been that all olh- cr war bond drives would be over-subscribed, so never mind worrying about the success of this Second War Loan campaign. The drive of last Ueccem- ber, for instance, was supposed to raise only ?0 billion, but it actually •raised ?13 billion. This Second War Loan drive is iii- leiuled lo raise §13 billion, and there is every reason to believe that it, loo, should be handsomely oversubscribed. As fo the need of extra war bond subscriptions, Hie Second War Loan $13 billion goal won't cover the costs of Ihc war for much more than two months, at the current rate of spending. The Second War Loan isn't intended to cover original costs—it's for I ho upkeep. Second Wa'r Loan bonds are attack bonds. 11 was suggesled that one slogan for this Second War I,onn campaign should be, "Second War ] .ojin—for a Second Front," but for some mysterious reason of high strategy, it was considered that lliis catch- line would be unwise, psychologically. Anyway, that's the basic idea. And as you walk up to the counter lo sign up for (hose extra bond purchases in the Second War Loan campaign to run during the remaining days of April, you can at least, sell yourself on the idea thai it's your small contribution towards .speeding the creation of a Second Front. t/ieutd. o/ Publication in tills column of editorials trom other newspapers does not necessarily me»n endorsement but Is an acknowledgment of Interest In the subjects discussed. SIDE .GLANCES Only a Spectator "Tough luck, Joe! Thai's one of the blessings of working ju an essential industry—I <lon'l liava l<> tnlte lime oil' lo heh.) Hi'! wifr clca'\ house!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD Communal Farms Long Discredited. Paraphrasing an old writer, you may lie able lo Invent a painless lax, saw up moonbeams for fire-wood, measure the Infinite and unscrew the inscrutable, bill never believe you can nut farmers in.a communal .scheme of life and make 'em like it nnd thrive under It. The fanner is an Individualist, a iiian who thinks and decides for himself, lie has to be if lie's solus to Rot anywhere in dealing with Mother Nature and her ability to pull swift and astonishing changes. He Is, therefore, totally tmsiillcd to the rcBulating and routine of a communal system. All of which is evident ill fcimfts^of troubles on Uie FSA farms in" Arkansas. H was Indicated from the start. Early in the career of those adventures, dissatisfied families began to pull awny f™'» l" cl »Many others who remained have become increasingly critical and unhappy. , ,'•' • Recently, public Interest, was centered on the farms by mi FSA move to evict several of tin: tenants. It's a modern version of an old story. Communal farms, privately onjaniml and managed, have been liicd in this country countless times, with no more success UmiV would be expected by anyone who knows the ruugcd, wholesome Independence of the American fnrmer. There was nil epidemic of such farms in the ISIfi's and '50's. All of them foundered on the same rock—Ihc farmer's blessed aversion to be- . Ing harnessed up to rote nnd rule. Oil that trait of American character onv democracy rests. Only while Americans retain it will democracy endure. The FSA fnrms ndd the blisht of bureaucracy to oilier objections in the communal system. Tills shows itself not only in red tape but in impractical ideas. Many of the FSA nulls arc loo small and have too high an overhead in buildings to offer much chance of families paying out on them and milking a satisfactory living. When that fact is learned, discouragement is apt to follow. Incentive Is lacking. Many will then naturally become "uncooperative'-, more and more Impatient with 'irritating regulations. These FSA experiments should be washed up, as speedily and conveniently to Die families as circumstances permit. It Is clear that they have nu useful place in American rural life. —Arkansas Democrat. By William Ferguson BIRDS AND MONKEYS SAVE THE'LIVES Of- SOLDIERS LOST IN THE JUNGLES/ BY WATCHING WHAT THESE CREATURES EAT, MEN LEARN WHICH BERRIES AND PRLtlTS ARE GOOD TO EAT AND.-^ WHICH ARE POISONOUS. evrsos M'COPAAICK INVENTED REAPER, BUT IN THE ANCIENT PROVINCE OF GAUL, A REAPER. DRAWN &>' BEASTS WAS USED AS EARLY AS 7O A.£>. SHORTHAND TEACHERS ARE DICTATORS/' JOHN ENKE, NEXT: He made lircs for three wars. In Hollywood He's been siding, professionally, ever since. Today he's one of the screen's great chaniclcil stars, listed on the Warner Studio roster as Walter Huston. Township Fifteen (15) North, j RaitRC Eleven (11) East, of the 5th Principal Meridian. Hilled tills the 5lh day of April, A.H., !M:i. Dr. W. S. Easllnirn IN THE .PROBATE: COURT OF MISSISSIPPI I COUNTY. ARKANSAS,. CmCKASAWBA DISTRICT. In Re: The Estate of S. II. Eastburn, Deceased. NOTICE Notice is hereby given that I, the undersigned, duly appointed, qualified and acting administrator of the estate of S. II. Eastburn, deceased, will, on the 2Glh day of April. 19«, file a petition ns Administrator aforesaid, in the office of the Probate Clerk in and for Mississippi Comity, Arkansas Chickasawha. District, praying foi an older of the Probate Court to sell, for the purpose of securing money or funds with which to pa> indebtedness probated against saU estate.—the personal property being exhausted, which real estate is described as: West 108 feet of Lot One (1) in Block Five (5) of ITcarn's Addition to Blythcville^ Arkansas. The same being' of lying within the Southeast Quarter SE 1-4) of the Southeast Quarter (SE 1-4) of Section Nine (!)> .Sail Instead of Rule COLUMBUS, O. (UP) — As sweater "dealer," Joe Young. 42.* is a complete failure. Young took' three sweaters from a downtown slore. Tlie first customer he ap- Administrator of the Estate of profited on a street was Chief H. It. Eastiiuin, Deceased. j Selective l-co Phillips. Young re- .4/5-12-10-20 reived 30 days and $100 fine. ads. Read Courier News Want Ads. Read Courier News want Let Us De-lint and Treat Your Cottutt Now Is The Time To Gel This Work Done—Before The Rush Is On! . Lee Wilsc Armorel, Arhiinsits • SERIAL STORY DARK JUNGLES 8Y JOHN C. FLEMING & LOIS EBY COPYRIGHT, 194S.' NEA SERVICE. INC. 1 Tim STORY: Allison Toil r I» K, «m-lrty ^irl, IN oft to Gllnlvmnl:), <i, rim her fnlhrr'.i rlilohr plunlll- llnn. Nnrry Flohllntr. tiiliiiuK Cll- plin-rr in »rnrrh of Ji inilekHllvrr mint* npirriitci! by tin- tlnlfliir I"- dliux, him tried ninny Him-* In llls.suride lier. At ru«rti> Jliirrios, AlUsuu iiilroduri-H Ilnrr>- <» Il<- h'.tMu. hrr rullicr'K :ill(irney. 1U— litthln nlxo ivnrns Alllxim «»£ Itii; ^vill fiu-o yourselvea comfortable until to- 1ST GltSKINK JOHNSON NBA Staff Correspondent This is the story of a broken leg nnd how it turned a messenger boy into a film star. He was a news paper reporter in St. Paul, Minn.— a newspaper reporter with wild dream that he wanted to be- a iilni actor. So lie save a few dollars, i-ciif to Hollywood and made the rounds of the studios. No. they did not heed any actors, lie heard Hint from every casting director in town. His money soon gnvc out and years laler, Ihe boy is slill under contract to Paramount studio—still a star, ills name--Richard Arlcn. UNWILLING ACTUKSS I Good Ihiiiss have happened lo 1 sr so casually and easily, that, at site's inclined to keep her fin•s crossed. Yet is was because she orccd herself to do sfOT.cthiEjj she islikcd that she is now one of the creen's mast promising and prom- icnl lovelies. At 1G, and with rare ilcnl as a pianist and dnncer, she mi nml (o help llnrrv. •-S til III* IXll 1LC SO THEY SAY More U-boats and speort bonts are constantly* being put into service to attack convoys. We must pursue the enemy tenaciously and doggedly and allow him no respite wherever he shows himself.— Grand Adml. Carl Doenit?. of Germany. went to work a.s a messenger boy, making deliveries for a film laboratory on a motorcycle. Then one morning just as he turned into si street adjoining the Paramount; studio casting office, there was n sickening crash as bis motorcycle collided with an automobile. He was carried inside, unconscious, with a broken leg. The casting director called a doctor. A month later, when he had recovered, the boy called the casting director who gave him a sninll role in n new film. The small role led to bigger roles and stardom. Today, 2'. Out Our Way By J. R. Williams Our Boarding House willi Major Hooplc THE FERRVEOW ADMIRAL IS CUE TO STAGGER 1M ANS^ MINUTE.'-^-A PICTURE MFXCJOR AT \\'OR\< VJOULD BE AS ODD AS AW OLD PRINT A AtFvNi EWlMS A HAMBURGER I TO I LEO ALL OM COAL / RUNNtN A\V\V FROM HOME AGA1NJ, IT SO I WON'T HAVE 1 UP TOAMS -CrtousH IT KILLS M&.T'LL STROLL IN NONCHf\LF\MTLV AND DESCRIBE < SLfXVERM AS A Ltt TOMORROVJ OM TH& BULL THE. ROUWP TRIP .ad already decided to become a. •allet or concert artist. 'Ilien. in a lollyivood higli school class, she vas assigned to participate in a leclamation course. She thoroughly disliked declaiming and said so, but he was told site had to go through vitli it. To get it over wiln she .tudicd hard, surprised herself and eachers and ultimately won the state declamation contest. That •Housed her interest in dramatics and after high school she took a .wo-ycar course in ncling at the Los Angeles City College. In her inai term she played the lead In the college play. "The Night of January 1C." and n studio talent scout offered her a screen test. Thai was only two years ago. Today, at Warner tiros, studio, she's a star Her name—Alexis Sniilh. VIA SHAKKSl'KAKr! He had been stage acting, will in-and-out success, since earlj youth, 'then one day eame a small rols. with the Rt'cat Maiilrll in "Othello." Somehow he muffed a cue and ruined Dc.sdemont's death scene. Mantel) didn't exactly fire TOO DANGEROUS CHAPTER VU rpHK stunned confusion on A1H- •*• son's face sent Barry into howls of laughter. She ignored him, her wide violet eyes fixed on the imperturbable face of (he Spaniard. "What do you mean, 'A train of mules'?" she demanded. "Do you have mules pulling carriages or something?" Barry laughed louder. Even Rcnaldo's thin dark lips struggled with ;t smile. "No, Miss Topping," he said gently. "The mules carry the luggage—and the passengers." Allison's haughtily. delicate "That's ehin lifted ridiculous," she snilfecl. "There's u train. I saw it. I shall go on that." TY/TTH a quick, deep bow he was '' gone, his tall, white-suited figure moving with sure, arrogant strides toward the hotel. Tlie waiter brought them move coffee and they sat on in the thatch-covered veranda lazily watching- the i'cw small boats on the glistening blue water, while the sun rose higher in the sky and the heat poured down in heavy, moist waves. Small beads of perspiration formed across the girl's wide forehead beneath the brim of her hat. She wiped them away furtively and-smiled when Barry c.iught her. "Aren't yon going to tell trie it's hoi?" she jeered. Barry grinned at her cheerfully "I am not," he retorted. "I've turned you over to Renaldo bat and baggage. I've an idea I've been handling you all wrong anyway. I'll bet you came down hero in the first place because someone dared you to." A secret smile twitched the cot- Barry exchanged glance with Itenaldo. helpless "Do that," fie said in a choking voice. "Tip the engineer and smile at him. I know he'll turn off Ihc tracks and lake you just where you want to go in the jungle. Or maybe you could transfer to a subway." She gave him n wide, mirthless smile. "Are you kidding?" she said. Her voice was flat and a little frightened. "I've been trying fo tell you for five days I'm not kidding," Barry groaned. She turned to Renaldo and said, "Where's the hotel?" He pointed it out—a flat little building raised on piers just back of where they sat. Beyond it, him when the show was over. In-j corrugated iron shacks littered the strad. he said: "young man. you should go into vaudeville. You can make mistakes in vaudeville and get away with it. Because vaudeville Itself is a mistake." The young man. who had studied to be an electrical engineer, gave up Ihc stage,'settled down in Ihe middle west and for eight years worked usefully and profitably on lighting and power contracts. Then in Kansas Oily «ic day he attended a benefit performance at n convention of electricians. The show was lo be "Hamlet." Ihe star, of all |)!0|ilc. .\fanlell. But Mantell's train was late, the audience was uoisly impatient. The young man held a hurried conference with the entertainment committee, then slro<Ic on lite stage replacing the great Mantcll in the role ot the gloomy Dane. glaring- coast before the high green wall of the jungle closed in. Indians, dogs, pigs, naked children were everywhere, in dirty, noisy contusion. Vultures floated above in the white-hot sky. "I don't think I'd like it there," she said stubbornly. "You'll think it's heaven after a few days in the jungle," Barry retorted. i She shrugged. "Who knows?" 1 Barry gave it up. With an impatient shrug, ho snid to Renaldo, "I wish you luck with her." i Renaldo rose with a troubled smile. "Thank you," he said to Barry. "Now if you will excuse ?nc, I have many things to arrange, before we can begin our journey,' I will first have your luggage carried to your rooms. You will have no other worry. Make ncrs of her mouth. "Maybe," she murmured. "After all, an owner has a right to manage his own plantation . . ." "Oh. It was Ronaldo's letters then. He wrote you not lo come." "Well, practically." "Renaldo is a smart inan. 3'11 bet he's an efficient one." "lie's pretty, too," said Ihe girl with a mutinous laugh. "Just the same f have a life to live. And if 1 want to—" "Throw it away," Barry cut in dryly, "it's yours. Go ahead. Nobody's stopping you." A fat little man in soiled white ducks waddled up the hill to tell Diem their rooms were ready. Titcy followed him down to the hotel and parted at their different doors. An hour laler they met on the veranda to stroll back up to the small restaurant for lunch. They had botti had showers and a change of clothes and for a few minutes they felt fresh, almost cool. The very young naked native population clustered around them, staring at Allison with round, dazed eyes, at the daintiness of her sheer blue cotton frock, at the wide leghorn hat that framed as it shaded Ihe delicate oval of her face. "Well," Barry thought humorously, "she's dazzled keener minds than theirs." Now that he had the big cily's glamor dolls for a single afternoon. • "What do you want for lunch?" he said. "You'll get tortillas." "You make life so easy." She! turned the full battery of her bluei rbs on him in mock adoration. i 4 i TMIEY settled clown into the *• bamboo chairs again and ther v.niler hurried out. From his tultercd explanations, they found bat the thoughtful hand of Re-,-? laldi; had been in the luncheon" ^reparations, lie brought ori jlates of soup, then chicken, rico md hot red peppers, and finally >owls<of fruit, mangoes, bananas, pineapple. When the slanting rays of sun had lost their violence, they took a walk around the town. They peered into closed steamship of- lices and watched the little locomotive wheeze away from the small station bungalow. Allison brought her camera and took pictures oC ihe slender coconut palms that leaned against the boardwalk, and Ihe pelicans preening Ihcir plumage with heavy beaks. found she was in capable hands, she was no longer 'the irritating responsibility she had been on the boat. He was content to drop his own problems for the moment and concentrate oti the remarkable prank ot fale that had put him She screamed with delight at two parrots lumbering stodgily across the sand before the walk. It was sunset before they turned back. On lite hotel veranda in the rose haze of the tropic evening Rennldo was smoking an evening pipe. "Did you have an enjoyable! dav?" he greeted them. ^ "Not at all. Did you fmrt that guide for me?" Barry asked. Rcnnldo frowned. "I am sorry to say I did not,", he said. O Barry stared at him. "But I thought you were sure."' Renaldo turned troubled eyes on him. "Somehow," he said with slow emphasis, "the word has gotten out where you arc going. These guides are not fond ot trespassing into Quiche territory. I offered them fabulous sums." "But how cuuld it have Rotten out?" puzzled Barry. Allison was fanning herself: with hrr wide lint. "Are you having trouble?" she inquired sweetly- Barry whirled on her in sudden suspicion. She laughed at his accusing anger. "I didn't!" she cried. "That was n Irick I missed." "Tlie only thing I could suggest," said Renaldo decisively, "is for you to go with us into (be plantation and take some guides I have there, whom I know will i go. If nol, I'll go with you my--self." Barry stood glaring in Indecision. "A long way around," he objected. "But if it's the only way— It's decent ot you." Allison's mocking chuckles weht in this tropic village with one of i on, (To Be Continued)

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