The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 20, 1943 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 20, 1943
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f ACT FOOT THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HA1NBS, Publisher SAMUEL P. NORRIS, Editor JAMBS A. QATEN6, Advertising Manager OERALDYNE DAVIS, circulation Manager Sote National Advertising Representatives: #»!!«<* Wltner Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit,'Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post- flHic* at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 19IT. Served by the United Press. SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the city of Blytlievllle, 20c per reek, or 85c per month. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, ti.OU per year, $3.00 lor six months, $1.00 for three months; by fflair buUlde 50 mile zone $10,00 per yenr payable in advance. Secret Food Parley In a message to the Social Democratic weekly, the New Lender, President Roosevelt expressed concern lie- cause "over wide areas of the earth freedom of thn press is now hut a hitter memory." He went on to point out, truly, "that all free institutions arc endangered by any encroachment on liberty of speech or of the press. "This," he said, "should emphasize anew to all of us the necessity for constant vigilance which now, as always, is the price of liberty and particularly of .the press." Simultaneously, thn President was sitting tight on his dictum that the United Nations press shall be barred from even setting its impious foot on the sacred soil of the Hot Springy Va., hotel where allied conferees are to dis- cufes international, food problems. There'will be innocuous opening and closing sessions at-which reporters will be permitted. For the rest, it is none of 'the public's 'dashed business what its hired men arc doing about the food situation. ] Repression feeds • upon ' repression. If the press can be barred from a foods conference, it can be barred from any conference. It can be kept out of every public building in Washington. H can b6 excluded from- the Capital City entirely. It won't. Bui it can, just as legitimately as it can be forbidden, to enter the Hot Springs hotel. ' r -* ' .* f: ', ' ' ;' •• ;In their anxiety to help \yin this war,'"' the.newspapers have leaned over back- 1 ward to censor themselves. With only • occasional, usually unintentional lapses, they have religiously heeded the requests of Mr. Roosevelt's censorship agencies, though they were under no legal compulsion to do so. 'AVhen the President made liis famous secret tour of the nation the newspapers co-operated, against their better judgment, to the point of absurdity. For better reasons they 'observed the bame silence when Mr. Roosevelt went ,to Casablanca. iThis was nut (tone without anxiety. Nobody knows better than working newspapermen how the demands of public officials grow, once any slightest concession has been made in the withholding .of news. _ It has been suppoFod that Mr. Roosevelt delighted i:: the give-and-take of press conferences, (he battle of wits between skilled cross-examiners and reluctant witness. With his power to turn caustic at will—without comeback from interviewers who, as man to man, could pin his cars back—and to terminate the conferences if the pressure became too great, the President never has appeared to need armed guards to preserve his secrets. But it seems that he must have un• joyed the easier pickings at Casablanca, when perforce Ihe correspondents could' gLYTBEVILLB, (ARK.)', COURIER NEWS! not 'do tdiy ferreting nnd had to''accept canned "news" without even the privilege of asking questions. * * * Having imposed such terms in the battle area, where they obviously were justified, he now necks lo iinjxjse them on the home front, where no question of iiresWcntiiil security in involved, where no military secrets are to be protected. The unreasonableness oi' Ms attitude is recognized by almost every other official involved in the conference preparations. If the President's own publicity sense has so atrophied that he needs evidence, it i.s to be hoped that he has read and reread the protest of one of- his most faithful admirers and defend- ci'H, Raymond Clapper, who on this subject writes wilh a bitterness entirely alien to his usually equable temper: "U'c newspaper workers . . ..may not, have the social graces that Groton and Harvard could have (jiven us. . We are hired to try as best we can to keep Die American people informed about their government. At least we arc still assuming a is our government —the government that people are paying faxes (o finance, buying bonds to support, and for which their sous arc dying in tropical jungles and dirty Africa." Over-Armed Philip Murray's story that 1)50,000 persons soon will be thrown out of employment, a,s we shut down - war plants to stop overproduction, can do much harm if, as seems likely, the CIO chief is off on the ivrong foot. There have been errors in planning, due largely to the mad rush required to get out of the wooden-gun military economy before il it> loo late. But, also there is necessary a continual shifting in emphasis on various types of ilcfon- .sivc and offensive weapons. No human being could possibly plot our war progress accurately .'enough .so that frequently' we should not have to shut down here and open up somewhere else, i Always there have been two job. 1 ; waiting for every man freed by this >> ebb and flow iiv production. Does Mr. Hurray know that this is not the case today? • SO THEY SAY 1 am convinced thai ilic ucnL-U|>, starved dciiiiind for consumer's Reeds niul the potential purchasing power nvnllnble in the hands 01 consumers have all the mnkinas oi a post-wHV boom, the gvenlest bcom we have ever had. This big problem will be Uisil of inflation.—Unrl II. Hemlrickson, Commerce Dt'piirlincnt consultant. '* * * 'if there me nils in Hie cellars of business, yen (legislators) have helped by laws to clcnn them out. But, there arc nits In (lie basements oi Inbor loo. And public, scnlinienl will defeat, same of the progress Inbor lins made tmlcw In- Uor watches Us step.—Cleveland business mnu to Ohio Icgislnlnrc. *' << * ] believe Mint the eraiuiny of vacalion.s Ip inmistvlnl workers this year will be helpful lo war production. Experience, has' shown that the volume of production Is Incrnuxd if the workers can restore their energies through periods of relaxation.—WPB Clinlnnnn Donald si, Ncl- M>n. * * * We arc ciilnumbcrul and I don't like hciny outnumbered. They (the Japs) have loo many rdrplanre nrouiul these parts lor comlort.— George C. Kcnncy, allied air forces commander in -south I'ntiiic. * V * t warn yon thnl Awtrulln i-, in danger—^iim danger—in the Islands abns our nurlhcrn pci-- iinctcr. There looms an impemiin; mcniice ot great onslaught.—Australian Air Minister A. a. Drakelord. SIDE GLANCES "Well, I suppose; one of Ibese days you WAACS will be LiMluij> for Jdiuoiios at the l>nr«ain sales in Tokyo!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson ON GUADALCANAL, EGGS OP THE BUSH FOWL HATCH OUT IN A AlOUND OF FERMENTED LEAVES AMD SAND, RAKED OVER THEM BVTHE MOTHER .... AND THE VOUN& Out Our Way By J. R. ACREAGE DEVOTED TO : POTATOES IN THE UNITED5TATES THIS YEAR 15 ALMOST EQUAL TO THE ENTIRE STATE OF $•?. : ANSWER: Wales. NEXT: Why aren't artillery shells fully streamlined? TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 1943 SERIAL.STQRY/ DARKJUNGIES BY JOHN C. FLEMING & LOIS E8Y COPYRIGHT. I»4J, NEA SERVICE. INC. . *HB STOUV, B. ••• CDMr la Uulr •to Mule.. iuUf. r '«* «niekr ttmiorr. v «*!*!'« council II. I,. ,„ B.rif,: J '•» «•« A-rrlc. w,*, *,"ja* • Um »«< »r»«.W fo t l,t fcjL «B»virr |he follow!** man. "» !»«•» «lrt t. ?,, rr It «rrM»rd *mt kel* y«, m.jwi to »,».i for rhrlr «Ifi , MrkrJ, »'l*°». i«ro »vl A1IU , . - pl«nlal1u» anl i,. LV.n't* ,"»""'", ••«•» v»|. n "Hill kc U completely wrll. • * * ULA IS WORRIED CHAPTER XIV JOSE and Barry had broken J camp a little alter midnight. A yellow 'disk ot moon Boated in a cloudless sky. "It will be cooler traveling at night," Jose had said. "And with a full moon we can make good time. We will reach Ihc jungle about daybreak." Barry rode ahead and Jose (railed closely behind. Jose insisted on frequent slops and made Barry stretch out on the sweet- smelling grass and rest a while, Barry's arms and legs felt like sticks of wood with the strength drained out of them. His fever had gone, but it had burned the energy out of him and left only a listless husk. Barry/got slowly to .his feet, his legs wobbling under him. "I feel much better," he insisted. "I'm sure I can make it now." "One more hitch now and we will reach the jungle," Jose said. "We should make it to the plantation before noon. I will take the lead no)v. The path through the jungle is treacherous. If you feel faint, call out and we'll stop again." On they plodded, their surefooted little beasts picking their way cautiously, over rocks tha' projected themselves abruptly from the earth. With a trained eye, Jose picked the narrow opening in the solid wall of trees anr they started down the jungle trail The light of the moon was shut out, and they v;ere moving more slowly .through the inky black- TT seemed to Barry that years had paKsed when he saw ahead the thiri fingers of sunlight when they broke through a clearing. I was like finding the reassuring beacon of a lighthouse in a wcrlc of black uncharted water. Hi knew they were approaching tlv plantation. Next, men's voice tame to, him. Clear, deep, chesty voices that rang through :the still ness. He knew the native chicle TOS were at xyork slashing thei ig-zag pattern in the trunks o( he zapotc trees. Jose, riding head, looked fuzzy and distant, He could again fee) burning fever n his brow. Jose pulled his mule o a stop. "Hurrah! We have made it!" he houted triumphantly, Barry turned his eyes then to he chicleros perched like moneys high up in the towering trees winging their machetes, the sright blades glistening in the sun. his eyes followed the trees down to the ground where he leard the sharp, efficient commands of a womnn's voice as she irectcd the bleeding of the trees. At that instant the owner of the oice stepped out from behind a rce—it was Allison. A new Allion, a vital, commanding Allison, ler golden hair was cropped close ike a man's, she wore a. wnito man's shirt open at the throat, ler leather boots wore splattered vith gray mud. Bnrry looked for moment and then the light faded ind he slumped from the mule's back to the ground — he bad ainlcd. Jose heard the dull thud as Barry fell lo the soft ground. He slid from his mule quickly nnd picked Barry up in his powerful arms. Allison came running across ':he clearing. "What's happened to him!" she cried as she looked at the chalky, drawn face, the wasted thin body. "He's been very sick," Jose said quietly. "For over a week now I :iave nursed him for malaria." "Bring him to rny cstancia," Allison commanded. "I'll go ahead :o get the bed ready." Jose carried the sick man in his arms as if he had been a baby. ILOWLY Barry opened his eyes and then closed them again against the strong light. When again lie opened them objects in the room took on a dim, ghostly shape. "Where am I? What has hapr penedV" he asked thickly. . Allison was standing in front oi the dresser stirring some medicine in a glass. She turned and came to the side of the bed. Her bane closed over Barry's. "You're going to be all righ now," she said quietly. "You've been very sick. It was just a wee] ago today that you and Jose ar rived here at the plantation." Strange wonderment filUx Barry's eyes as gradually fill realization dawned on him. H smiled very faintly. ^1 remember now—you—chicle roe—then all went black." Allison gave Barry his mcdicin and lelt the room. When she re irned, his eyes were brighter and oloi- had crept back in his cheeks. Ilison had n letter for Barry. "A letter from Lila," she said. The chicleros brought it in from uerto Barrios n week ago, right fter you blacked out on us. I 'cln't open it for three days— len I thought il might be some- ling important:—something that lould be answered, so I read il!" ' Was il important?" Harry sited. 'She was worried because she ndn't hcnrd from you." "I suppose I'd belter try to an- wer it." Allison said coolly,' "I didn't now how long you'd be uneon- cious so I answered il for you." Barry frowned. "Let me see the letter." # t t \ LLISON handed it to him and left the room. He read it slow- y and then read il again. H was o typical of Lila. She was franc lhat he hadn't written. A plane rrivcd from Puerto Barrios that arricd no letter from him. Didn't e knoiv how impatient she was o hear? She would never let him et out of her sight again. After nis trip she wns going to insist on desk job for Barry, right there n New York; no more of these rips into places so remote, so langerous. Barry released the let- er and it fluttered to the floor, lay there quietly for a while taring at the ceiling. Later Allison came back with ome fruit juice in a glass and . lent over the bed, Barry drank ! t slowly. "Sit down," lie said. "I want to ; alk to you." Allison brushed a hand across ler forehead after she had drawn ip a chair. "This heat," she said. "I wonder f anyone ever gets used to it?" "They tell me they do," Barry said. "But it wasn't the heat that '. wanted lo talk about." . . "I know it's that letter!" Allison said aayly, "Just what did you say?" I "Oh, not much, really. Just a ,' short, friendly note to tell her that you had been sick, but that you would come along all right." "You told her, of course, that I was staying here, wilh you?"' 'What else could I tell her?" Allison said a little sharply. "Oh, 1 know I'm an ungrateful cad, after all you've been through for me—but—well, I just wish you hadn't written her—that's all." A light twinkled mischievously in Allison's blue eyes as she said, "I'm sorry, Barry. For once I really .thought I was doing thd right thing." "'..!' (To Be Continued) Italy or Japan, you would still lake America, wouldn't you? An American is respected in any country, for we arc" straight-forward ami honest'in every respect. Of course, 'vc'rc all glad we're Americans, i/ui start trying to xell why you are sometime—you'll find il a very difficult thing to da. .Yours truly, ; Margie W. • Uieir training, in June, each graduate will donate 150 hours of her time in assisting graduate nurses in various hospitals. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Largest Nurse's Aid Center 'BERKELEY, Cat. '(UP) — The largest center in the United States of nurse's aid classes has been c.s- j tablished at the University of Cal, ., . , ,. . , ifornia through co-operation with freedom of speech. roh«ion am! of the Red Cross. There are now 236 ic press and all the other things ! Women taking the courses with we have in America, but if Ihey the cx|»nscs being paid hv the Bavc you all thai in Germany or university. Al the.-completion of Tilylhevillc, ,M'k. April 18, 1913 cur Editor: I have rend yimr "Loiters lo ic Editor" ami enjoy them very 'lich. U is jusl one small way '.ve avc of showing why \ve should mil to keep America Ircc. In the roiiniicrcd countries liicy re not allowed lu cvtM ilicir mind, lerc in America, we can prim our ignis tor Ihc whole world lo ead. I beard a radio play iiie "c^insr ight. In Ihc play, they wore miv- ,ig a contest. II Wf,s to finish this cntcucc in less than loo words. Wiiy I'm proud lo Ije an Amcri- an." Did you ever try to finish that entence? 1 (lid, antl t rnnUln'l ninthly slate why I'm pvmul to be an \merican • in only ino \\onf.s nr veil 10CO words. In fart. I don't n'lirve It can be put into u-urdx. Of course, we're ;>™m of u'.ir Geo. H, MoiFadfa I Bros, ftg'cy. Over linrurn's Dnii; Store 1'. 0. Box 21S, JJlyihcvillc, Ark. E.C.PATTON Fh 0 ,,u2D4z BAKER L WILSON ORGANIST and TEACHER of ; PIANO. ORGAN, and VOICE Mrs. Dorothy W. Fowlston, B.A, M.SJt Minister of Music, First PmbyterUn Chmreb '.'.'• For Appointment Hrlte Mrs. Fowlston 1161 CWckaiawba or Phone 3150 OW-HOO. 1 PACK TO W GKIWD.' THE OKSI.V HAPFV \ PEOPLE ,IM TH' VJOfcLD \ TH RE^u COMSOEU- \ AMD Tl-f REAL U«/.MOST UMHAPPV l& ) c BETWEEM TH' TWO IN PURSUIT OF V-IAPPIMESS ^yS^-f^.^ ; ;;..' \ > ~V_> HEBOES. 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