The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 13, 1943 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 13, 1943
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TUESDAY, APRI1, 13, HMli BLYTHEV1LLB (ARK.) COURIER NEW* PAGEFIV1 EDSON IN WASHINGTON By VKTKK KDSON Courier News Washington CvrresiKjmlcnt Mohanclns K. Gandhi may have Invented (Ills Idcu of "passive resistance" in opposition lo ihe British, bul information now coming Into the Overseas Branch of the Office of War information indicates that passive resistance in Europe is today one of the most effective weapons against Hie Germans. In every occupied country, (lie native population Is finding Ingenious am! often humorous ways of Belting tiie Nazi Boat. Danish newspapers have become particularly adept nt Ihis stuff. Instead, of filling their columns with hot news on Nazi Issues, as the invaders waul them to do, they play up stories like these? Dedication of a new public com- forl station in Copenhagen Square. Tlie tragic death of an elk, ivilh editorials, letters to the editor and nuch public discussion follow-up on what to do with the corpse. Tlic future of Danish grammar and horse racing. Whenever the British Air Force comes over on i raid, the Danish papers break out will) piclurcs of smiling citizens in air raid shelters, and lyrical descriptions of burning buildings. DAILY F1KES IN IMiNMiVUK Denmark. Judging by Danish press excerpts over the past two months, mi average of three farms or factories are destroyed by fire every day. The fire brigade, it seems, always arrives too late. A Norwegian factory which was ordered by the Naids to begin wholesale production of shoes made out of paper mid wool had its orders canceled when it was discovered that the paper to lie used When the lielgian people were ordered not lu gather at nwrnoLlals creeled to the honor of heroe.s ef the last war, the Belgian street car molenncn solved that one. Slowinn down their conveyances as they passed niomuinents, the natives tossed their wreaths through Surprisingly, R. P. costume jewelry Is now made in Denmark and worn openly. And on r Army day, the Nazi weekly political organ in Denmark complained that the Danish high school students wore red neckties .sca and hair ribbons without being reprimanded by their teachers. "A sabotage fire a day seems to have become the motto,'! complained another Nazi publication in was rcd-while-and-bhie. The Nazis objected because il looked like a planned demonstration. In Czechoslovakia, when women were ordered to report at labor offices for registration, llicy all brought their babies, who set up men an unearthly yell thai the registration was temporarily canceled and a decree issued, banning babies from the premises. Whenever a labor draft Is ordered out of a village, the whole population turns out lo bid the boys goadby. In ihe confusion, two or three manage lo escape, the train is delayed and the whole day's production is lost to the Germans. DUTCH WAIt OF N1CUVKS The Dutch are old masters at this passive resistance technique Supposedly a stolid folk, they have revealed a .sense of humor undci adversity lhat few foreigners thought they possessed. Dutcl newspapers published pages of pic- lures of dogs, every lime Hitler and Mussolini met. How extensive this Dutch war of neives has become is perhaps best indicated by a recent Nazi decree, warning birth registration officials against parents wanting to christen their children Winston or Franklin. thc windows. Perhaps the prize goes to a Nor- t veglan farmer, ordered to deliver o the Germans an overdue quota of eggs. Wrote the farmer to the Niv/J authorities: "Your letter was ml up In the henhouse. When n spile of this, the hens alter 10 lays had • not resumed laying, l uul them all shot lor sabotaga against the Wehrmacht." The man was arrested. No Rationing Of Any Kind, So Tourist Traffic Is Booming MEXICO CITY. I UP)—War may be hell, but you would never Ije- lieve It to look at llils "wartime" capital of nearly two million people. Mexico city is the only major metropolis left in the hemisphere without nulonim; of any kind. Prices have ciimued but there Is more money In clrciiliillon anil Ihe 'capllnl has assumed curiously an mmlslakable carnival air. People are comlnt; here to forget —cr escape—(lie war, not to feel II, The normal tourist trailIc of school e :ic hi']-5, the once-ubUiultoiis American motorist and the like, lave dropped oil nearly to zero, but a new kind of wartime travel uis taken its place In boom proportions. Scores of Americans, alone mid will) their families, have been pouring into Mexico City to stay for the duration. They include many people who lu pre-war days were known as the "International fcl" on the I'llvlera, in Shanghai and Singapore. They include- also a .sprinkling of would-be draft dodgers, bul their number i.s being gradually reduced as result of n MeNlto-Washinglon agreement on mutual check-up of "cllglbles" for army service. / Mexico installed its own drnfl after declaring war on the Axis 10 mouths ago an(l draft-age foreigners may lind themselves caught in It. Many If. S. Airmrii You see more and more American 'uniforms on capital streets Mostly they lire U. H. Army All Corps men. on (heir way to 01 from Caribbean duly or here or furlough. Their wives come clowi from the United Slates and lhe> pcnd a brief vacation sightseeing n Mexico. There is i\ conManl stream U. R. government "experts" Iravcl- UK lo Mexico and other Uilln- \mcilcan countries on olticlulnils- Ions, buying strategic malorjals r attempting to Iron out priori- re for IjUln-Ainerlcan consuinp- mi. The Influx of travelers Is brlni;- ns still another class of "lourlsl," lie cntri'prcnucr. more widely iiuwn as the promoter. Many ot are restless Auii'rican busl- les-siiu'ii. hoping to imn a i|Ulck and ready dollar in Mexico. Home of iiirm arc lnve.siinn lu marginal mines whose operation has been 'liimilivlcd by U. S. war Industry's demand fur slialeglc metals. Others Imvi! Bone home disappointed; 1111 others continue looking Mexico is experiencing a real Inflation of Us own which may have dangerous consMiuentTs if govern- mem regulation doc.Mi'l check II but Mexican prlce.s still arc lowei than American peaks and Ihe person wauling to escape Ihe U. Si housing shortage, exiu'iislve serv- iinls, rallonlng and olher warllnu hardships considers Mexico a temporary paradlsi 1 . The Irony comes hi Ibe fact lhal tills migration Is speeding Hut upward .spiral ol Mexican living cost.' toward U. S. dollar levels, lloli'ls at Capacity l-eadlni; capital hotels arc fill almost constantly. Airplane seal, are nearly as hard lo (tel a.s h Ihe Stales Imt. paradoxically, oni U. S." airline recently hauled i Texas tourist parly lo Mexico Willie cseivallons here were almost liu- wsslble without ' priorities. A SH.txm.lMi) racetrack recently jpenwl here, bilnglng horseraeini! back lo Mexico City after an ab- c of a quarter of a century, ihe opening day's crowd passed •lli.OOO and bel more than u million icsos (above $2(10,1X10). Night spots have blossomed till >ver (he city, I mm plain Juko loinls to luxury layouts that would .lo credit lo I,as Angeli's or llio:«l- ivny—wllh prices lo match. There are twice as many "pliws lo go" and spend mimcy at nl|ihl In (he capluil than therg wen 1 two years ago. A Iliealer chain recenlly started operation. One of Us movie palaces Is In n new .suburban district and scores of pec,- pie llilnk noihlnii ot driving or laxllnn a matter of 12 miles round trip mill paying almost New York prices lu see the latest Hollywood Him. No I'm-! DI- 'lire K.illuiiluc Government war taxes have h creased gasoline prices a lltlle le than n cent 11. H. u Ballon, but i ratlontnn oi cither [uel or tires ill the moment In sight. There are consumer hardships as lu the United Stales. Silk and nylon stockings are $11 a pair. K • •«•*»-. PERHCTGnOOMII MOROLINE ll"'^ liaiU TflKII IIAIK TONIC •on can gel Ilirtn. 6aiiiicil.,gowls .re scarce and 'expensive. Clothing s much, more expensive, Bul In Tony's Curararha you can »iy a sirloin sleak as big n« a York telephone book for 80 'ents American, wllh French frlcds m the side. In India an "aircraft carrier" refers to the 00-foot salvage trucks, .Hspalchcd to recover bombers ami flghler planes Hint have crashed. Seldom, II cm, doss the annual snowfall In Quebec Province amount' to lew than 100 Inches." AT FIRST SIGN OF A USE 666 TABLETS. SALVE. NOSE DROPS For-Light, Fluffy" BISCUITS Insist On SHIBLEY'S Best Flour Your Grocer Has It! WAR BONDS & STAMPS Arc Your Best Buy! CART WRIGHTS Hardware Furniture Even with a war going' on, we have the largest stock of mer- $& chandise in the history of our ^ business. We usually have items that are unobtainable elsewhere. Our store and warehouses cover an area of fifty thousand square feet. Many customers have learned in recent years by stopping at Osceola they usually find what they want, even at lower prices than they could get in Memphis, and save over one hundred miles round trip. Your friends and neighbors will tell you that our store is a reliable place to trade. We are now booking cotton pick sacks for Fall delivery at guaranteed prices. We are the world's largest cotton pick sack dealers, one of America's largest jobbers in Iron, steel and wire products, and one of the largest seed dealers in the United States. CART WRIGHTS Since 1880 Osceola, Ark. "The Hesl Source Of Supply For Over GO Years'' THE 2 nd WAR LOAN DRIVE IS^ON! America .you've got to get tougher! A MERICA:—LCI'S be fnmk about a..,. so fur, many of us buck home hnvo been lighting ibis war from an easy cluiir. Many of us bavc bought War Bonds out of extra cash, out of money -we didn't miss too much. We haven't been really tough with ourselves. But ibis -war is n hard, down-lo-reality, war. And many of our boys arc dying in il. We've got to buy MORE So your government nsks you to buy Bonds and more. Bonds—lo get really tough with yourself. We're asking you lo give up the Irills and "exlras." We know how human it is not to ninke saerifices until the crisis drives us to il. In England they fell the same way until the bombs started falling. Bombs arc. such persuasive things. But just as persuasive ought to bo Ihe spirit of our brothers, sons, husbands. If you could see Look at it ibis way—suppose yon Had a magic <:arpct thai could lake you to Africa and New Guinea. Suppose you could hear the groan of American boys wounded, and American boys dying. . . . Say, now, how many Bonds would you buy?. That kind of war •THEY ... arc dying. And they will k'ecp on <lying until we drown the enemy in an over- whelming torrent of hombit, bullets, guns, Inukti, planes, ships, and sheila. 'J'hut's why we're asking you, in this one month of April alone, lo lend Uncle Sum liJ billions of dollars—by buying War Bonds. 13 billions of extra dollars—over and above any buying that you'd be doing anyway! A lot of money Of course, 13 billion dollars is a lot of money. It'll take sweat and tears to raise it. It'll menu going trillitxit now. But also—il will mciin savings now—to buy later. It'll menu giving up everything you can't squnre with your conscience, so lhat we, us, our children, can hnve a heller, more decent piucc to live in when this war is won. The drive is on So during this mouth of April, if someone calls oil you to ask you lo buy War Bonds in this 2ND WAR LOAN DRIVE, will you buy lo the limit—and then buy more? Belter yet, will you go lo your Bank, Postoffice, or wherever you're used to buying your Bonds—and buy NOW? Will you lend extra money this month? Money that can hasten the day of Victory? Money that can help lo gave American lives. Money buys money Remember, what you're really buying with your money is still more money. For after all, these Bonds are money 1. Money plus! Every dollar you put inlo War Bonds will ,L bring you a dollar plus interest, ' So the more Bonds you buy the heller for you. Americans — Get Tough — with yourselves — for your country. ; Th»rt art 7 dlfftrint typci of U. S. Government S«ur!tl«i —QIMM th* OMI beit suited for you: ' "" United War Savingi Runth — Sr.riet E.- The perfect investment for individual and family suv- ings. Given you buck $4 for every S3 when the • Dond nurtures. Designed especially for .the . Miinllcr investor. Dutcd 1st diiy uf month in which payment is received. Interest: 2.9% n year if held to maturity. Denominations: ?25,850,8100,' ' $500, $1000. Redumption: any time 60 days, after issue dale. Price.: 75% of maturity value., 21/6% Treasury Rojufs of ]961-1969: Readily marketable, nc«:ro!nliln as bank collateral, these , Ilnnds nrc ideal i. vestments for trust funds, c»-> talcs nnil iniliviiln: Is. A special feature provides,., | thai they inoy lie i-cdceincd ill par and accrued | interest for llic purpose'of satisfying Federal. \ estate taxes. Diiteil April 15, 194:5; <luc June 15, '] 1969. »en<)iniiiali<>n8:S500,S1000,S5000,S10,.. 000, 8100,000 mnl 81,000,000. Redemption: '! N»l callable till June 15, 1964; tliereaftcr at par j and nccrucd inlercHt on any interest dale'at 4v,) months' notice. I'ricc: par and iicerued interest. ; Other Scciiritiei: Series "C" Tux Notes; %%'• Certificates of Indclileilness; 2% Treasury'Bonds';' j of 1950-1952; United Slates Savings Bonds Sc- I rie»"F";United Slates Savings Bonds Scrics"G."~j THEY GWE THEIR LIVES...YOU LEND YOUR MONEY! This space is a contribution to America's all-out war effort by Arkansas Grocer Co. Ark-Mo Power Corp. L. K. Ashcraft Co. Joe Atkins Machine Shop L. H. Autry, Burdette A. S. Barboro & Co. Barksdale Mfg. Co. Blytheville Water Co. The Crafton Co. Delta Implements, Inc. Loy Eich Chevrolet Co. Gay & Billings, Inc. Guard's Jewelry & Optical Store Halter's Quality Shoe Shop Happy Hour Grocery & Mki., Hardaway Appliance Co. Herrick's Jewelry Hubbard Furniture Co. bbard Hardware Co. Huddleston & Co. Zellner's Tom W. Jackson Jiedel's Keiscr Supply Co., Keiser Langston-Wroten Co. Charles S. Lemons Tom Little Hardware Co= The New York Store Pat O'Bryant Palace Cafe J. C. Penney Co. Slipper Shop Robinson Drug Co. > Phillips Motor.Co. I. Rosenthal, Inc. Rock Saliba A. G. Shibley Wholesale Grocers-i C. G. Smith Swift & Co. Oil Mill Thomas Land Co. B. G. West ' Floyd A. White UNITED STATES TREASURY WAR FINANCE COMMITTEE - WAR SAVINGS STAF.F r- VICTORY FUND COMKITTEE:

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