The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 17, 1943 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 17, 1943
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FACE FOUK1 THE BLY'f HEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H, W. HAINES, Publisher V SAMUEL P. NORRIS, Editor JAMES A. GATENS, Advertising Manager OEHALDYNE DAVIS, Circulation Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: K'altnce Wltner Co,, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second clnM matter fit the post- office nt Blytliei'llle, Arkansas, under net of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press. SUBSCRIPl'ION RATES By carrier In the city of Blylheville, 20c per n'eck, or S5c .per month. By mail, within n radius of 50 miles, $4.00 per . year,. $2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; • by mail outside 50 mile zone $10.00 por year payable in advance. Open Door at OP A There has been a nolnblc change in atmosphere around the Office of I'rice Administration in Washint'lon—some- tiling approaching it complete about face, in some respects. Afl'able Atlmin- islrntor Brown is leam'iifr over bach- ward to avoid errors made by belligerent Leon Henderson, bis predecessor, This has obvious virtues.' Mr. Ill-own appeals to our better nature vvliei'o Mr. Henderson used to crack the bnlhvhip. \Vc enjoy the Brown approach better. There is not enough experience to prove whether, in the price and .shortage emergency we are going through, molasses actually will catch more ffics than vinegar did. Mr. Brown also gels along better with congressmen, lie used to be one himself. His door is wide open and his telephone already olT the hook; whenever any congressman wants to put a fieri in his ear. That is commendable. Surely an administrator whose work touches'closely needs to be courteously accessible to the people's representatives on the Hill. * . . ...* * Unfortunately, there is reason to be- slieve Hint Jlr. Brown is-altogether-too eager to please. lie not only listens respectfully to congressmen and considers their viewpoints. Evidence accumulates that, except on matters of legislation in which the White House is vitally interested, Jlr. Brown falls all over himself to do little favors for the congressmen—no little - favor important, but all together building up into a mountain (hat might,prove highly 'unfortunate. Reliable men whose business takes them frequently to Mr. Brown's ofl'ice say that it bears a disconcerting resemblance to the headquarters of Tammany Hall. Leon Henderson was kicked out because he almost violently refused to play ball with Jho solons. Requests which h'e considered either improper or unsound were denied with vehement profanity.' Perhaps Mr. Brown feels that by giving freely 'in little things he can build up an influence sufficient to prevent Congress from going overboard on major bloc legislation which would destroy price control overnight. If that is his feeling, he may be correct. But, if price control is going to bu demolished anyway, there are those who feel that the administrator would do a nobler job if, like Mr. Henderson, he hewed to the line of his jol>—hewed to it more deftly, more courteously, but as honestly and untlcviatingly as Mr. Henderson did. Cous-Com to Yousc-Yousc ^By courtesy of a magazine named Gourmet, we are privileged now to inform our readers of the real inner sig- nificance of the Baltic of North Africa. Gabes, Sfax and Sonsse are in the hands of Anglo-American liberators. And thus, bo lo Allah, the holy land of the gounni.ndisc mondiale—the birthplace of that plat du jour or rcpas de fete known as cons-cous—has been freed from Die impious foot of the barbarous Him. Oni'c more, thanks to those British and American soldiers who are giving their lives in the desert, the howndji (you guess what—we can't) are free lo wander at pleasure amidst the sheltering palm groves of Gabes and the comparative creature comforts'of Sfax, and sip, or munch, or gurgle his couscous in its native habilat. Truly, the goiirtnandise mondiale is passing through trying times, General LaGuardifi The Senate opposition which persuaded President Roosevelt not lo nominate New York's Mayor LaGuardia for a brigadier-generalship is a healthy thing. It shows an a w a k c n i n g revulsion against, political appointments to high Army rank, and il demonstrates that once more (he Constitutional provision requiring Senate "advice and consent" lo major appointments has come to mean something. This has nothing lo do with Mr. l.a- Guardia's merits or demerits J'or the as yet undisclosed job the President has for him. It refers only to the pleasing indication (hat democracy still is belligerent. • SO THEY SAY . . Wo must iindcistand lhal Ihls wnr has ils place and meaning wllliin the direct line of Christian civilization; Is In fact n coiuimmncc, mi extension of Ihc long-continued fight between barbarism nnd Ihc forces of evil which western man hns waged for 2000 years.—Col. W. P. Kcr- nnn t author. . . . , * * » Inillnfion "of easQiiiieTntTlifi; rutloiiing has brought home to the Individual the fact that, the family car Is no longer a luxury in America hut n practical necessity.—Rubber Administrator William M. Jeirers. * » * You (British women) have .done. 1 nlL.they (British .soldiers) ' have doiic in different degrees nnd endured nil they have endured. Yoit have given all that Is good in you to the same muse for which they arc righiine—the cause of right against, wrong.—Britain's Queen Elizn- beih. . * * * This is our darkest hour in six years, of war. We must work conquer all obsla- cle.s to eventual victory.-Deneralissimo Cluanjr Kai-shek. * * * Intelligence tests.should he given lo weed out prospective jurors unable to understand the complexities of civil trials.—Judge Clarence Gal- Mon of Brooklyn, N. Y-. * * * Every nrltish and American citizen, and every British and American soldier has a right to draw pride nnd inspiration from the record which this united force is making for itself. —Gen. Dwlfilit D. Eisenhower. * T t The kind of peace ive wish lo see can only -be achieved if there is some sort of practical world organization and our own country assumes Us share of that rcspanslutlity.—Undersecretary of fetnlc Sumner Welles. * * ' » In practically all Industrial accidents, yon find the clement of human carelessness. Women, with their instincts for orderly proceeding and good housekeeping, tend to reduce that factor. —Clifford Tagg. industrial education executive. * * * In (he field of ideas as well as in the war of physical disarmament the United Nations must provide some temporary supervision of education as assurance, of mental and moral disarmament, until such lime as the. evil Nazi Ideology of force lias lien. extir, )nlc d.-u. S. Education Commissioner Dr. John W. Stiulcbaker. BLYTHEYILLB, (XBK.E .COUBIBK NEW? > es,. .voiir son he ;i lii" success a.s a bugler— i i) t.llnnl; any ol' Ihe neighbors £u\ much sleep when he . WHS; going lhn;u|jh the Seoul practice .stage!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Fergujofi IN EARLY DAYS. WERE £U.£SsnfU£. IN THE MAN'S GREED AND FAILURE TO RATION HIS KILLING SOON BROUGHT ABOUT THE TOTAL EXTINCTION OF THE LARGE ACADIAN HERDS. IS PHILADELPHIA CALLED THE "CITY OF BROTHERLY LOVE. SATURDAY, APRIL 17, -1943 "Himmel! Vot Can't Dey Do?" UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OP THE INTERIOR. GENERAL LAND OFFICE, WASHINGTON NOTICK OF CLAIM Notice is hereby given that Drainage District, No. 17, of Blylheville. Arkansas, has filed application C8C45, G. L. O. series, under section 4 of the act of February 28, 102il (45 Stat> 1410), to purchase the NE'.l Sec. 24, T. 15 N., R. 3 E., 5th P. M., Arkansas. All persons claiming Die land adversely will be allowed until Hay in. 13W. to file in this Office their objections to the issuance of n palent under the aforesaid appli- whale of. a difference- In Hollywood KY KRSK1NE JOHNSON NEA Staff Corre.sjKnuk'ril Comedians uud Abbott and Lou oslello arc planning a ip to Brazil us soon as they com- clc work i]> motion clure. AS a climax of the trip, e Brazilian Republic will award ,em the highest decoration it n bestow upon foreigners — the eiro— for their . ;' . Alice Faye on another weight - building ct. Doclor's orders following her after a rccroit radio broad- dcr of the Cm recn fun-making Ginger Rogers nixed "Government Girl" to iSl. . KO's end the summer at La Jolia ith her marine sergeant bride- oom, Jack UriRgs. She'll lie re- aced by Olivia do Uaviltimd .incite MacDon.iWs Hhraisc' lightweight tenor who's —"The Bantam of (he Opera.' tor feel, Out Our Way By J. R. Williams Our Boardingio llS6 with . Age comes hard in the movies, takes t«o and a half luiurs to ccxv\E HERE; I'LL SHOW VOU WHY. WE'RE ALWAYS GETTIN6 RAILROAD ROUSe US FROM TJ1 CAR-COME HERE! LISTEN.' IF NOTHIM' BUT A MOUSE AND VOU USED A, KXJR-CAR GARAGE VOU'D AtLUS BE PARKIN 1 TH' CAR WHERE TH' MOUSE COULDN'T 6ET BACK TO HER BABIES: JOYE.WHKTA UEfXP FROM. BED THIS WORMING WITH rue RO&V PROSPECT OF BUSTLING ABOUT QUICK BREfVK- JWE LOSES ALL. HIS FIRST STOP=. MOTHERS SET 'GRAY Id's 1'iny camp up nt. the meat and rieni,; loiirn out Don Ameche as a man of 70 in the closing uhn.scs of "Heaven Can Wail." And then another hour lo (jet the make-up off his face. . . . Grade McDonald's description of a recent Army c; appearance; "The soldiers ale .... Ihe entertainment—nnd the entertainers ate up all butter in camp." has lost « male skaters to \he draft, in the last, few months. There's one male for every four girl skaters in her new film. "Winter Time." . . . Gloria Jean, Universal's warbler, is lakine a new course n! music lessons In (he popular ballads. THEATKI! DEFENSE The Theater Defense Bureau '-' '- originated in shortly after won official Los Angeles 1'earl Harbor; has recognition of the Office of Civilian Defense. Safet. points cover possible enemy attack ond indued patriotic pledges for the shoivitiff of government Victory t-ilms and sale of war stamps anil bonds, it's a movement that should be adopted nationally. . . . jimmy Rogers, working in HariT Sherman's "False Colors," has it in his contract that the studio will not publicize or bill him as the son of Will lingers. He docsn'i want to capitalize on his late father's fame. . . . Aclor Gene Lockhart has demonstrated his ability as a composer. His latest song, "Adolnh." is featured in RKO's "Forever and a Day." Lockhart wrolc -The World Is Wait- Ing for the Sunrise." * * * ORIGINAL On-NlNCl Swell opening producer Hob Fellows hn!, filmed for UKO's "Bombardier." Before even the picture's litle, Gen. Eugene Eubank of the general Matt of u, e Air Force, steps out of a Flying Fortress and addresses the audience: "Ladles and gentlemen. I yon lo meet a new kind of American soldier— the most important, single fighting man today." Then ihe film tells how bombardiers arc trained. . . . Promised and hoped for: Francis LedercrV return lo Ihe scren in Mad Music." lh story of 'Cxcch pianist driven mad by NiUl persecution. , . . Otto Krugcr's simile: •Obsolete as sleak application for > black eye," WAKNIXO OltWCIl IN THE CHANCERY COURT CillCKASAWBA DISTRICT' MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS. Frederick Klocpfer, Plaintiff, vs. No. 8175 Olga Klocpfer, Defendant. The defendant Olga Kloepfer is hereby warned to appear within lltirl.v days in the court named in tlie caption hereof nnd answer the complaint of the plaintiff Frederick Klticpfcr. Dated this 17 day of April. ]9<)3. Hnrvcy Morris, Clerk By Doris Muir. D C P.. n. Cook, Ally, for Pltf Neill Rec<J, Ally, nd I.Item. 4/17-24-5/1-8 cation. (Sgd.) Joel David Wolfsohn Assistant Commisslonoi •1/10-17-24-5/1-8 Army Insurance- Once You Get It You Can Keep It Can a soldier receiving an honorable discharge from the Armv retain his National Service Lift Insurance, is an oflen - related question, now that numbers of soldiers over 38 years of'age have received Army discharges. Yes, answers Lieut. Oscar L, Benson, special service officer of Ihc Blytheville Army Air Field. "A soldier who has already taken advantage of his soldier "privilege of buying this low-premium government life insurance, can still keep ii although he ii no longer in uniform—provided his discharge is honorable one. As long as he keeps up the premiums, by cash rather than through the Army allotment, he has the insurance iu force," said Lieutenant Bc:isoi!. OIKC you get it, yon can keep ill Read Courier News want ads. Jap friend in Finland is Premier Julio Rangell, who, with other g o v c r n m e n.t oillcial toasted the snealc att'a'ck on Hn wnii at .1 Pearl Harbor anniversary party in Nippon's Helsinki i embassy.' Japs awarded Rhngeltf the Order of the Rising 'Sun. » SERIAL STORY DARK JUNGLES 6Y JOHN C. FLEMING & LOIS EBY COPYRIGHT. 1943. HEA SERVICE. INC. 'run sTOUYt Harry Flrliltnc IIIIN 1-01111; tu <>Hn1cin:ilii Iti iu'nr,'h of :i iiuli-kKllvcr mtm' MinTnfcil Tiv- Ihr Onli'lic Imllnu trihc, win, nrr lirtstllo 111 ivhilc ini-ii. Aflrr {111 :ir<li,,,.ri Ji.unu-y Ihroii^-Ii Jungle nnil uiJlnnfl lit- anil T,N llcxlriin K"Mc', .loac. llnally r.-.-ich Hulrlii- tcrrilurjv lie, l^-nrw n lr(t n r r iol,.l ,,f t the Irll,,. niii.iii.-r ^vill, (}i :md lilt. < ..... They iiroinKt* In nlvr *IMT in Ihi- ]iiiiri]ln>;. I.. CHAPTER XII AT firsl Barry thought it was an J evil dream—he heard (he Jew, guttural chant from a dozen husky tliroals—then he opened his eyes slowly, cautiously. In the dim light he could see only the shadowy outline of the painted warriors. Their feel moved slowly up and down in an eerie cadence to their chant. Then lie snw Jose standing in the corner, his eyes still heavy wiih sleep hut unmis- laknblc fear lighting (hem. "What's , wrong!" Barry said huskily. "Someone's attacked an Indian girl, nicy say it was ;i white man!" Jose said quickly. "But that's ridiculous!" Barry cried. "Thai's what I've tried to fell them but they won't be convinced. They say wo must come at once to the chief's tent for a trial." Barry got up (hen, feeling strangely groggy, and the odd procession started through the nuirky light down the village street. The street was descried but ahead Barry could see the (lames of a great fire licking into tho darkness. The fire burned in iront of the chief's tent and around it moved a dozen natives in a slow dance to the rumbling rhythm of drums. Barry felt an icy fear yo through him as ho thought of stories he had read about white men being burned alive lashed to the stake. When the little group reached Hie chief's tent one of the \var- riors shouted something in Quiche and they stopped. The oldest man of the group entered the tent, op- parcnlly to announce their arrival. In a moment he was back and the procession (lied inside. The chief gave »r. order then and one of the worriers left the lent. Soon ho came back nnd with him were two ancient Indian women who between them supported the Indian girl. She was a girl about 18 with a certain sloc-eyc<t beauty. Her Inrge eyes were downcast and ihc spirit seemed drained from lici body. • * • TpIlK chief talked nt some length •'Hid his council nodded their leads sagely. Finally Barry caught lold of Jose's sleeve. What is he saying?" he risked anxiously. "They think you are the guilty i one." 'Tell Iliem I never left my lent!" Barry cried. JOSL- spoke to the chief in Quiche but (he chief only shook his head and drew from behind him ihc waterproof letter case that Barry had used to bring the letter Jroin Renaldo. "They say this lellcr case of yours was found in the girl's lent!" Jose said through dry lips. "f must have dropped it here, in this lent, when I took the Setter out to show il lo Ihe chief. Someone has framed this on me 1 ." Barry said excitedly. All was quiet, then and Barry knew that his fate was sealed. The old chief finally spoke a few short words in a hard brittle voice and the young form of the girl slumped to (he ground. "He has pronounced the death sentence on the girl," Jose said quietly. The two old women stepped forward nnd carried tho Jimp form from the lent. "But there must be something we can do!" Barry looked appeal- insly toward Jose. "After tho senlcnce is pro- nouncod — there is nothing." The clvief waved his hands then and two Indians marched Barry and Jose from the tent. They marched the length of the street lo Ihc last tent, in the rosy light of. a new dawn. Tho two men were shoved into the tent and the tent flaps were closed. Two "guards slood outside. "What will they do lo ihat girl?' Barry nskcd aflcr he nnd Jose had aat on the mat of straw that covered the floor of the tent. "They will take her bad: to her tent and say Ihc <iealh chant until tomorrow night. When the moon comes up over Santa Maria she will close her eyes and be dead." "But that's impossible!" Barry protcslcci. "You. can't just chant over a person and have them die." "You can't perhaps, senor, but Ihc Quiches can. It is the blood oath o£ the Chichicaslenango. They have been doing this for over GOO years. Many doclors have conic hern and seen this done. They can't explain it. They just shake their heads and go away." "Maybe tf we could got word to Renaldo we could save the girl?' Barry said. "You could set no one to interfere with this oath," Jose said with finality. "Even the government soldiers from Guatemala City would not come. They let the Quiches alone." IJ ARRY did not speak again lor a long lime. He laic! his head down in the slraw and felt a itrangc feverishncss envelop him. His head throbbed and the ilrength seemed to drain from his j body. Finally he opened his eyes j and looked steadily at Jose. "What will they do lo us?" "They will not pass sentence until the moan has risen tonight _ over Santa Maria. After the girl.J' ins died then they ivill come for» vis again nnd pass their sentence." Jose's eyes narrowed then and his Icelh gleamed as he said, "But when they come, senor, we will not be here!" "You mean we'll make an escape?" Barry asked. "Soon now all the Indians, all but those guards outside, will follow the chief to the Cave of the Winds. There they will make offerings lo their god Vienda. Alter they have gone—," Jose rolled/his sleeves higher then and bared his powerfully muscular arms, "1 will take care o,t those guards." The men waited then until they heard the commotion in the street outside. Dogs barked and they heard ihe slow shuflle of padded feet as the grim procession marched away. Jose got noiselessly to his feet anci waved to Barry to follow him. Suddenly, like a crouching tiger, he sprang out of the tent ntid locking the two heads o£ tho dians in his powerful arms shotitccj to Barry, "Get two mules from the picket line there!" Bewildered, Barry ran toward the lino where n score of mules were tied. He untied two quickly :• nnd led them back lo the tent, f When ho relumed Jose was slill holding the cnuirmiiig Indians. Barry struck out at them. They slumped to Ihc ground. Barry and Joso mounted the mules quickly and rode away. "If we gel below the timber line we arc safe. They will not go out of their own country," Jose said. They rode on in silence for a long lime down, down, over ledges ot rock, through sweet-smelling pines and towering tamaracks, finally, Jose pulled his mule to a stop beside a shimmering cascade at clear water. "We arc safe now. We will camp here for Ihc night." Barry climbed stiffly from his mule and stood braced against il,' breathing heavily, llis face llaming with fever, Iv shot. Jose cried, "You arc ill, senor! "I nm a fool," said Barry, was too cxcilcd to ward it nit willi medicine. I've, got malaria." (To Ik; Continued) '• «t il, J xvn; • lood^ll • ••'

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