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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 14, 1943
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!>> , EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WKDNUSDAY, 'AI'IUL U, 1943 1 HIGHLIGHTS FROM LATEST BOOKS Get That Shovel, Hoe and Those Books for Your Victory Garden Orecn onions, radishes, leaf IcU QuarltclJ Wales ^(Oiowolt: s:i>. tuce, eiuli\e, bioccoll, tomatoes, carrots—'tis spring, and wltli.ll, more tlinn e\er now that war Ims brought on food rationing, comes the urge lo till the .sol! niiel produce joui own \cectablcs for (lie table. Victory Burdens nre in the wind, and for the would-be grower, as well as the experienced back-yard gardener, arc two books Hint mleM save a lot of back-breaking .labot, plenty ot disappointments caused by insects and blights, and bring about .the self-satisfaction of producing a nice Sunday dinner through the blisters raised on your hands. First Ls the "Victory Garden FISHERMEN ARE FIGHTERS, TOO Manual" by James H. Burdett (Zifl-Davis: $1.15). Author really knows his .scalllons and kholrabi. Starts yon off by planning your garden, no mailer how large or small, in regard lo placement of various plants, productivity, frequency of planting, and preparation of soil. /Particularly Informative is Ills recipes for killing bugs and parasitical enemies of plants and Irces, Th'ese pests, mote than any other thing, make a victory gardener go berserk. You won't have so much trouble after reading this book. ."The Old Dirt Bobber's Garden Book" by Thomas A. Williams is another volume along the same lliies, except that you get more info on flowers, shrubs and Irces, thus affording the home owner who hasn't much space to devote (o his \egetables, but who has a yen for beautifying his yard, a complete and concise lesson In landscaping. (McBfide: $2.75.) * • * SPIFS AND INTRIGUE On tlic day after New Year's in 1181 the American Revolution stood oil the brink of collapse. The gripping story of rebellion !u the Pennsylvania ' IJne is told In comprehensive detail and with startling revelations by Carl Van Doren in •Miitin> in Januaiy' (S3.50: Viking Press). Van porcn gives a new Insight Into the woes of the men of the rank find file of Washington's army, their raggedness, their hunger, their penniless lot, .the promises "made 'lo'them which were broken. It is a picture of what a soldier. of the Revolution went through.' The author has carefully documented hh evidence, and he tells the slor> straight, even as .to the names of the mutinous leaders and many of the men. "Ne* material includes unpublished letters ol "Mad Anthony" Wai HE, letters fiom Col. Elias Das ton, Washington's secret service chief, anu a list of emissaries sent to the rrui"ieers. which Is In the handwriting of the British Commander-in-chief. There is also a series of letiefs from a hitherto unsuspected British spy. * • « An imaginary ghost town left over, from the boom ing 'Ws serves us background for "The Hill," a book of varns and characters by David Greenhood that are as American as any, Yankee, Texan or New Englander. Known as Wabash Hill up In the mining district of the'California Sierra Ncvadas and boasting a population of only 40, the book revolves around characters like Ma .Wong, Jerry Wind- dem, who owned llie Natick House; plump widow Jonquil,; postnrislress; ficidlin' Sheriff McGruder, and the young Bixtons,' who make up a cross scclion of real America. Author Greenhood could Have written an interesting book about each; yet he only devoted a chapter to some personal incident In each ol their various lives to make fair reading. (Ducll, Sloan & Pearce: $2.50.) * * * WAR—OTHER GOOD BOOKS /You know Darryl F. Zanuck as a movie producer. You get to know his as a Tommy-lotin 1 cameraman who, while photographing the invasion of North Africa as ai Army colonel, fired many a roum of ammunition at axis cohorts. His "Tunis Expedition" (Ran dom. House: $2) is a vivid dtar form of the biggest Yank accom plisbmcnt of the war, and we worth your reading. "Years of Blindness," by II. G firmly lambastes England for her pre-war colonial policies; Blake Clark's "Remember Pearl Harbor" (Harper & Bros.: $2.50) Is a bill- „ Hunt recapitulation of the atlack on llial far-flung outpost ot America,. IXig lovers will gel a boot out of "The Bert Terhune I Knew," by his wife, Anicc Teihime (Harper & Bros.: $2.50) She knew hint great writer of ilog stories better than anyone else, and her accounts of his life and with man's besl friend Is Interesting and informative. Another good book Is Ira N. Oabilclson's "Wildlife RefiVcs" (MacMillan: $4). The director of Fish and Wildlife Service of the Department of Interior some strong arguments for scrvation and Us benefits, and makes you think twice before you misuse wildlife resources. Few men have conquered Ihe handicaps that George Washington Carver did. And his biography (the book bears his name), typically American as written by Hackham Holl (Doublcday Doran: $3,50), traces Ihe rise of that brilliant Negro from a humble beginning to his ultimate status as one of Ihe most brilliant scientists In the world. Born in slavery, the rise of George Washington Carver is a tribute to c-± democracy. Even the Royal Society of England honored him with a fellowship! sis and cixhi-oimce packages; EDSON IN WASHINGTON Cotton Ed Smith Goes to Town Dell News CLUB MKJMBKRS IIKI.I' RF.l) CROSS When the Dell Home Dcmonslra- I!y MAIUiUKIUTIv YOUNfi NKA SlrtlT>oii<lcnt NEW YORK—Tlie Liuly ol Goad Voyage Is nulling oul lo catch another curgo—another l)it »' 'lie 3,(i5I),OOO.QOO pounds of fish that U. S. fishermen expect to harvest this yenr. As ropes nre east, oil, Ihe f'ortuijuctic skipper stamps Ills high leather red-jack hoots in Ihe pilot, pulls his shecp.sklt; over his plaid shirt, and figures... U-boats sank at least four New England fishing hnals last year, probably at least cunt Pacific; coast vessel. The Uuly'.s chief safety device is silent: her ship-to-shoie ijidlo telephone can be used only In the iireaLesl emergency. Night work goes on now with only dash lights feebly opening the icy, stormy North Atlantic blackness. Their nets nre cotton; Manila lion Club met for their regular ses- Hemp is a memory. They slon last Friday- the program for the month was shelved. U was replaced by Ihe group folding bandages for the Red Cross. These ' women mcel regularly every Tuesday and Thursday from nine a. in. until six p. m., only lo return again those same evenings to work. As a result a tola! of 4000 bandages were completed last week. A committee of women from the Red Crass chapter in Blylhcville visited the Dell bandage room and were well pleased with the cooi>era- tton Ihis community Ls giving In this worthwhile project, * * * MISSIONARY UNION MEETS MONDAY The Women's Missionary Union of .the Dell Baptist Church held .heir regular meellng nl the church Monday evening, when a pot-luck supper was enjoyed by the 12 members and 15 visitors present. The topic tor study was "The Individual Witness." Mrs. Bculah Whaley gave the devotional, others taking part were Mrs. People, Mrs. Braxton GUI, Mrs Allen Hardin and .Mrs. II. Evans. Mrs. M. W. iLewls gavo a musica rending witll Mrs. Ilarrcll accompanying her on the violin. For closing, Mrs. Hardin played "God Be With You Till We Mcel Again." : stop and pick up the Coast Guard password and Jly it In bright signal Hags as thny leave port. They are yoin^ t\ hundred miles or .so out among enemy mid-packs, lor eight or ten clays. "It's 11 big ocean—anything can happen out Ibcre!" At this thought Ihe skipper grins. II anything can happen, maybe he tan get out nf any trouble that happens to him. GOOD MAIIKUT AWAITS SHU'S Tn such a stolen] spirit, fishermen have survived other wars he- lore this. War has even set the itagc for better times for them, The Industry is booming right now. The 3,660.000,000 hoped-for >ounds would provide 27 pounds ipiecc for TJ. S. citizens. They ate 15 pounds cadi in 1942. but now are sharing the harvest with soldiers and allies. Which is okay uy Ihe firscrman. He's slicking to Ills nets, helping lo overcome manpower and ship shortages and military conditions which multiplj the hazard and hardship in inan'f and one of his least prcdict- ible Industries. A few decades ago, 00 per cent of the U, ti. catch of fresh lish was used within 200 miles of Its landing points, bill since Ihe end of World War I, fresh, dozen, canned and smoked fish have been doing a lot of migrating by land. Francis J. Anderson, associate fishery marketing specialist of the U. a. Fish and Wildlife Service, describes major routes taken by the most Important varieties: Ensl Coast teh, particularly fillets of haddock, and some rose (ish go as fur. west as California. From the Pacific, coast eastward, halibut and salmon travel lo market, also those new shark steaks and fillets, spills, big dungencss crabs,' and frozen sable fish for smoking from Washington and Oregon's coast. Clnlf of Mexico fishermen trap Min imp olf Louisiana and these move up the Atlantic coast and also north to Chicago; likewise Spanish mackerel and king mack- •rel, spotted sea trout and black. nnllcls from southeastern waters. South and cast from the Great Lakes- go fresh water fish ol several kinds. From Canadian lakes mil Midwest tributaries of the Mls- ilssippl, move white fish, yellow pike and carp, in tank cars and trucks and by express. Buffalo fish from the lower Mississippi and trom Wisconsin, arc Important also. TIIKKt: NEWCOMERS '. •>, WE1.COMKD ' ' < V The mosl colorful fish news will rje made this year by those three strange ones: rose, shark, mussels. The .shellfish have been raised in captivity for French gourmets since the 13th century, but they're :lcm:ind for them Is rising. In three weeks of March. IJV I'K'I'KK KH.SOM Courier News Washingluii (,\»rrc5jtondciil Wlirn (lie Hon. Ellison D. (Cotton Ed) smith of l.yncliburij. s. C., spits tobacco Juice and cuts loose, the sessions of the august Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry nre more fun lhaii any .sideshow In Washlnson. Cotton Ed. s chairman of the committee, lo .hese many years, presiding over as tough a bunch ol rugged Individualists of Iwlh parlies as was ever assembled under one l^nt— Inclnd- Wheclcr of Monlaua, .Thomas Oklahoma, ntinkhcnd ot Alabama, McNsiry of Oregon, Capper of Kansas. Aikcn of Vermont, and Gillette of Iowa. Cotton Ed was In fine form when the committee haled before It.'the Ilou. Prentlss M. Brown, ex-scna- lor from Michigan, now price administrator. There had been a row about getting Brown there in the first place. Invited lo attend prev- ?* iously with Secretary of Aarlcul- Claude Wlcknnl, they had ducked the Invitation at Ihe sug geslion of ex-senator, ex-justice now Director of Economic Stabilization James F. Byrnes. Irate at being pin off In this way, Cotton EC threatened to have the two wide demand foi 1 shark steaks and finds answered Hie Pacific coast halibut fishermen's decision to Ijring shark in. Sharks, which once were killed and discarded at sea, now are looked upon as one of the olficials subpoenaed. They hur ried over to ucat the summons only to be told lo come back laler which they obligingly did. And hen they were, prompt at 10 o'clock clean-shaven, clean shirlcd, face wight and smiling all ready lo slimmed by my slaff that the [on Ed, "and so flshln'. ' ''All those in favor of meeting Monday morning to carry on this burlesque, say 'Aye!'" New Liberty New* R. L. Marshall and daughter, >ac<t bill wo'uld raise"parity prices Mrs. Pearl Hill of Vanduser, Mo., y upwards of u per cent." I were Ihe week end guests of Mr, Thai was good for a half-hour's and Mrs. Hilton Slcphenson. iclctrack'questioning. ! Ml s. D. Jarratl spenl the week "Between August, 1939, and Jan-' end In Memphis withe her daugh- nry, 1943," Brown read on at last, ler, Mrs. T. F. Stewart and Mr. prices," etc., etc., etc. , . . "As Stewart, result, farm prices which were Mrs.' Raymond Downing and sea's mosl beneficial gifts, A few • glvc lllelr testimony' against the years ago. shark livers were found ,i Me un wnlc |, js intended to in- plenUIul as seaweed along the At-, lantic coast. They arc "prime" from March to June, when oysters aren't, and ! are good all year around. They're eaten simply: fried, roasted, steamed, pickled, lo be valuable for their oil, so those were rficcvercd. Finally someone asked; "Why not bring in the fish and eat 'em? 1 ' Hence, shark steaks. Not very clill'erent Irom the epicure's slightly gamey delight, swordlish slcak. Most shark probably will be eaten kippered, or slightly smoked, and lasles somewhat like smoked salmon. FII.I.KTS FOK "FISIIISIJKGEKS" Hose lisii. the most brilliantly colored of all the North Allanlic's commercial varieties, weighing a lound or. so. is known also as red fell (not red snapper!, ten perch, and ocean perch. It's the established new Somebody of former little-known fish, and IE sold as frozen fillets. Southerners like II because, they say, it tastes like river perch. So does the Army which at times has taken CO to 8C per cent of the catch. This is the lish that makes 5-cetu sandwiches in lh£ Midwest and South- and which' competed with hamburgers even when there was no meat shortage. How much of these, or of any fish, will be available will depend on what's cauyht and what gees to the Army and Allies. What's caught will depend in turn upon the success of now concentrated efforts lo streamline the industry and offset war conditions. Government oHicials are trying to have fishing vessels which were taken elude the cost of farm labor calculating that great enigma, what Is parity. ADMINISTRATOR BKOWN HOLDS FORTH ' Brown was the first witness. He pulled up a chair hear. the: head, of Ihe long green - topped- table, flanked by a hostile Bankhead and Dapper. Behind Brown were'. three of his young economist "experts," there to supply data and answer the tough, statistical questions that the boss might not . know about. Secretary Wictavd, by the, way, never did get called. He sat on a divan, flanked by his experts and wasted the entire morning. No. on second thought, it wasn't wasted, either. He got- in on Ihe fun ut the end. Administrator Brown read into his three-page, mimeographed statement, "I welcome this opportunity to appear before you •' . . pel- cent, below parity cached a level 15 |>er cent above arliy In January of thts year." There It was, There was the vord ''parity," and (he boys were ft for another hour of abstruse I'rangllng which yielded nothing let. BOTTOM Ell SVKAKS fIS PIKCK When it was all over, It war high loon, and Cotlon Ert. who had for lie mast par! listened lo all of his without comment, chewing on the end of an unlit cigar and splt- .iiiB In the china .spittoon at his feel, reared back in his chair. "Well, gentlemen, we have spent he morning and have come to no (Senator Brown has read his statement—I don't know who wrote II for him, but 1 know he didn't write it himself." Brown grinned. Senator Thomas Interposed to ask the price admin- .Klrnlor how lie defined "an ex- l..-rt." Brown went Into a longwinded dissertation on Ihe need o! college - trained economists, but Cotton Ed settled It for him— "Ai expert Ls a damn fool away fron home." Cotton Ed wanted action, and he | wanted his committee to meet again in the afternoon. ,iSeiwtor Wheeler and • others :ncnt!oncd that the;Senate was in session, 1 and they couldn't meet then. ""Oh. the .windmill will turn," cr.qaked Cotton Ed, "but we don't Ijayc. to.bc there (o waich it. If we'could collect .all the rubber and concentrate, all the gas loosed on the Senate floor, there wouldn't be any shortages.". -. -. • Well, the committee couldn't meet Friday because some other committee was meeting, but How about Saturday? "I like' to pull the harness off the mule on Saturday," ruled Cot- laughter, Donna Ray left Friday 'or Texas to visit her husband who ,s in service there. Mr, and Mrs. J. c. Williams and ;| children Fayc and Billy returned home Sunday from Trenton, Twin., where they visited relatives.! Mr. and Mrs. P. B. Jarratt 'and grandsons Jimmy and Jack Epperson and Mrs. Tom Halstead of Blyllievillc, spent Sunday at oa-; Iron, Mo., with Mr. and Mrs. Par-' kcr Casslfly. Their son. nobby Cassidy returned home with them for ,j a weeks visit. Ship 2(!0,(10P Turkey KSS SAN FFIANCISCO. IUP) The Turkey Growers' Co-opcralive of: Northern California already is tak-! ing steps to see that the servicemen at the front have their turkey for their next Thanksgiving dinner. They arc shipping 200.000 ; turkey eggs lo all parts of the' country to produce fr new supply ol gobblers. bla. bla. b!a. . I mean lo leave <MiMBHHB^H^H^^^^^B^^H^^» Swearengen & Co. SPOT COTTON BROKERS ' Blythtvillc, Atk. . . no stone unturned, now or in the future, in putting before the Con-. gress the dilficultles which confront me . . . bla. bla. tala. It is over by the armed forces—as many as 30 to 40 per cent in mast important lleets like Boston's and New York's—returned to fishing. Resources like nets and labor are being pooled in the Alaska salmon fisheries, Draft boards : have been told that fishermen with skills arc deferrable. An Important Announcement Concerning POOD RATION liNG! although it Is.unlikely that the new-Goyernment program of rationing will mean actual hunger (or us at home—it'-may .mean Uiat many will suffer from a VITAMIN DEFICIENCY caused by unbalanced meals — unless their diet is supplemented with concentrated vitamins. If you will stop at our store, we will be happy to recommend Ihe vitamins which will balance your daily requirements. . Wood's Drug Store ' BLfhlEVILLE, AKK. : CHICKASAW West Main Near 21st St. *t. starts 12:45; Sun. start* 1:45 Nlrhl shows 5:45 F.xcrpt Monday, opens u.ii Continuous thpwi Sat and; Son. Wednesday & Thursday Double Feature First Feature 'Mexican Spitfire Sees A Ghost' with l.eim Krroll & Lupe Vclcz , '. SECOND FKATURK: 'Prisoner of Japan 7 with Alan. Baxter Selected Shorts •-•Iccuinulalc' 39 In Family LOS.ANGELES, Cal. (UP)—John . Van Dyke, 82, and his wife Ida, so 62, recently celebrated liieir 1st wedding anniversary. During lat lime, as Ihcy have never had death in their Immediate family, hey have accumulated live daugh- crs, one son, 11 grandchildren and I great-grandchildren which with ons-in-law and daughters-in-law ivcs them a total score ot 39. Read Courier News Want Ads. Lemon Juice Recipe Checks Rheumatic Pain Quickly U, Vnn i-uffrr from rheumatic «r- rlU.H or TiCLirili* pnln. try Hi is Finiplc cxpcnslvo linino recipe Ihnt ihn it- nils arc usliii,-. (ii-t a parkaKC "f K»- Kx Comiioiintl, n two-wrclv supply. Inday. Mis il with n rumrt of %v;ilrr, n(!«l Hie inico o( •! li-mons. H's ciis)-. Xit Iroiiljln ai nit nn>l plrn^nnt. Ynn nootl imly U l,«lilc!-('\nmItiU Uvo li«w« a *lay. On.'ti •wiihlu -IS hours — Kumr \\rnv* inl. H 1'ic vnins iln not (juirVly U-avr and if >nu i\t> nM <••<*} lii-tU-r, rutu Die rra|t1y |i,irkai;i> mnJ KirKv will <;> yiiti nnlhinc t» try .it U Is M'M liy your ilnipciit,! utiflcr _mi nlisnlnlc inonry-l.iirk Kunranti'i 1 , Hu-Kx Coin|niiinil is for t-ili Mnl Trcotiimpiiiled Uy Klrl.j" Uros. mid ilnitf .stores cvcrynhrrc. MONTHS SINCE PEARL HARBOR IN THE UNITED STATES. Arksoy 2913 Seed Soy Beans Redeemed—In Bulk or Sack $2.75 Per Bushel, F.O.K. Dell, Ark. EARL MAGERS Dell, Ark, Phone 635 For Liyht, Fluffy BISCUITS Insist On SHIBLEY'S Best Flour Your Grocer Has It! WAR BONDS & STAMPS Are Your Best Buy! Think Of it! Not a single shortage of Electricity (or any War Production Job. Think again, •< not a single shortage of Electricity for any community, for any user (Home, Farm, Office or Factory) in the whole United States! Surrounded hy shortages of all kinds, Electricity is one underlying essential commodity lhal is meeting any and all demands.. You don't need a ration book for Electricity, — it can't be hoarded. YOUR POWER-f UL SERVANT The Uniled Slates tins more electric power than German)', France, Italy and Japan combined. Power hm never been "loo liUle or loo lale" . . . There i» today no ihorl- age o-; tHwer. . . . I <U» nol know of • single intUrue in which Ihe operation of • war plant h»a hecn delayed by Uck «f power mpply." /. A. Kruf, W.P.B, Ark-Mo Power

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