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JJLYTHEVrLLE (ARK.); (COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS , THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher •. '< ' SAMUEL P.'NORRB, Bditof • ** JAMES A. GATENS, Adrertfeing H»n»g« GERALDYNE DAVIS, Circulation MUttC«r . Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wilner Co,, New York, Chicago, De- iroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Empt Swodvy FRIDAY, MAY 28, 1043 Entered as second class matter at the post- office nt Blythcyllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. ; Served by the United Press. SUBSCRIPTION HATES By carrier In the city of BlythevUle, ZOc per reck, or 85o per month. . By mail, within.n radius of 50 miles, »4.90 per year, $2.00 Jor six months, Jl.OO for three months; by moil outside 50 mile zone $10.00 per year payable in advance. of Publication in this column ot other newspapers doe* not neowaftrttj endorsement but Is an *cknowM(BMBi o* tcrett'ln tlM subjects discussed. Government? We believe Hie WM1 has Irled hard, In Its decision, lo meet Die just demands of the miners and to arrange for selllcmenl, by menus of collective bargaining, of (he poitnl-to-porlal question, We believe the OPA should pursue with increased zeal Its Investigation of prlcc.s In coal dlsldcls and its plans lo stabilize or roll back those prices. Meanwhile, If bowls persists In his. defiance of the Wnr Labor lionrd, and the War Labor ,IJoard licrc Is the United Slates Government, to gratify his overweening ambition nwl lo satisfy his intense personal hatreds', he must be sternly dealt wllli. —St. Louis I'ost-Dispiitch. The WLB'S Decision In its coal mine decision Tuesday, Ihe War Lnlxir Board s I odd by its guns, it refused Jolm- L. Lewis' chief demand—n ' $2-per-day increase in Ihe basic pay. of miners. H' refused ta nbnn- rtonjthc Little Steel formula, designed'In April, 1942' to stem the rising 't< lc of inflation. H has been lj?wis - avowed purpose to smash this formula and, by so doing, to destroy the War Labor Hoard. The WL13'accepts Ihe gage of buttle. The board recognizes.'as it would have under any •circumstance.';, justifiable claims by the miners. ; It proposes to ping certain loopholes In Secretary Tckcs' recent order pluclue coal-mining • on a six-day week. Under this order, beciuise time-aml-a-luilf ^s paid on the sixth duy, the miners' basic weekly pay envelop contains' 545.60 Instead of. $35. -.•-.•• It Is a perfectly fair deal. The country needs Ihe exlra coal that will be mined on the sixlh clay,'and the miners can very well use the ndd- • ed income tb'which'nil extra clay of work entitles ihein. This dues not alicct.thc basic wage structure . of Ibe mines. A strong argument can be mode In favor o£ porlai-to-poiial pay, and WLB recognizes it by proposing that this subject be further discussed in collective bargaining between the mine .work• ers and the operators. In cnsc they are nimble to icacli an agreement, Chairman Duvls of WLB agrees to lend the board's aid. The board increased vacation pay from $20 to §50 mid directed operators to furnish without charge their safely equipment and working tools, Why did 'the board refuse to grant a $2-a-(lay increase? Because, under the Little Steel formula, the miners are' not entitled to the Increase, ^'jpr->';lhoy,. have allciuly received, since Jan. 1, •1941,ftwage increases In excess of < Ihe 15 per cent; allowed by'the! formula. Why did the board refuse to abandon the Little Steel formula? Because to do so would unsettle the whole wage structure pf the country. If it were abandoned in liie case of the coal • miners, it would have to be abandoned in the case of millions of other workers, unit, if that were done, It would he to invite the terrors of inflation—the country's worst domestic enemy in time of war. . •:•' Of the refusal to abandon the Little Steel foininla, the board said: "That yardstick has been applied by the bo-.uil from Uml time (April, 1942) to Ibis, lo great masses of American workers which, in Ihe aggregate, Include the great majority of nil such workers. It would be manifestly unfair to apply any other yardstick lo the mine worker." Is it not true that the Little Steel formula has been vitiated in part by the rise of prices? There is no doubt prices have risen, and there is no doubt that OPA litis made many mistakes in its elTorts to stop this rise. It is also true, conversely, that, In many cases, wages have risen faster than prices. The situation, however, docs not call for abandoning wage and price control, but lor gelUiiE a firmer grip on both 'these inflationary dangers. •The six-day week and the other increases in income which the miners will receive under the WLB decision, if this were an ordinary labor dispute would probably settle the question. But Ihis Is not an ordinary labor dispute. John L. Lewis is, iiniortunalciy, interested In something more than an adjustment in miners' pay to meet increased living costs. So, during the ciKis he Ins prcclpilaled, it has been quite easy lo lose sight of the original issue, justice for the miners, because of the greater issue: Is John L. Lewis bigger than the United States Pay-As-Yon-Go Tax Compromise To get nny kind of pay-as-you-go tax legls- lalion at nil, the Senate and House conferees decided they had to sacrifice principle to administration politics. President Roosevelt had served notice'Hint he would not approve-the tax bill Congress had worked out, treating all taxpayers alike. So the conferees evolved n-compromise that Blves preferred trculiiirnl. lo a grout) of lower-bracket taxpayers, hoping the President will lie satisfied with the "victory" and sign the measure. 'Taxpayers whose lax on n year's Income Is JftO or less are to be permitted to pay one year's tnx lids year (1942 or 1043, whichever Is higher), and stall, next year fresh, owing no tax debt. Taxpayers whose tax on a year's income Is more mini $50 are lei pay Die full tax on 1042 or 1343 Income, whichever is higher, mill'lit addition pay 25 per cent of die tax on whichever year's income is lower. The 25 per cent extra can be paid in two Installments. The effect, in the nbove $50 uioup, will be roughly lo increase each mini's tax by 12 IS per cent a year for two years, Revenue will be correspondingly increased, which is a good thing, but sllll more revenue could have been obtained by u fairer piciEioslliOn applying (lie same rule equally .lo all taxpayers. Aside from tills petty political discrimination, the compromise is a good measure. II will produce from four lo six billion dollars more revenue- than the ptei'enl lax hi\v, without any basic change in lax rules. It will gel rid of Income tax debt; put Ihe income-tax .system on a pay- as-you-go bnsls; make it possible to collect through a. withholding lax on wages and salaries, beginning July 1; lay special assessments • on bonnnv.fi wartime Incomes greatly in excess of pre-war average. More Important, It will clear nwny the underbrush which has prevented the starting of nn all-out war tax and compulsory savings program. —Memphis 1'ress-Sciinltnr. Death lakes the Heir of An American Principality If the Ford realm were political Instead of Industrial a grand duchy might be In mmirnlng today. The economic priuclpnlllie.s which men have from time to time created for themselves in this democratic country arc Ihe American analogues of (he Old World earldoms and dukedoms and kingdoms that were set up in other days by men of might in war or prowess In slaiecraft and may still survive in titles of nobility and royalty. Not from pnlacc or camp but from a machinist's work bench c«mc the founder, of the House of Ford, lo reign as mighty in his field ns the most powerful dnkcs of history, nnd now in his old age to see his only sen ami heir Inkcn from his side by death: For the father, the dcalli of Edsel Ford at the premature age of 49 must be a personal blow hiking on the proportions ol Greek tragedy. The future he had planned for long years for his son as his successor In his enterprises has at one stroke been made a blank. But the loss is not Henry Ford's alone. During the almost quarter century since the duties of chief executive of the Ford company were handed over to him, Edsel Ford had proves himself a capable industrialist in his own right. It was under his guidance, we are told, that the great Ford plants and facilities were converted lo war production of foiir-enylncd bombing planes, tanks, jeeps, amphibian ears, anli-tank guns and great quantities of other fighting equipment. A high commanding officer on the production baltlefront has died In action. —Arkansas Gazelle. • SO THEY SAY "You ami llic old rooster do all the crowing around hero —but I nolicn llic hens nnd me do all the work!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD ^"'^ 1 'MOST OF THE NOISE MADE BY TH ERRING OP BIG fel>NS SINCE ir IS BELOW THE RANGE OP OUR. EAR. MECHANISMS". A AVORON IS A\ORE OFF THAN ONI/' %\r i AIRS. C, P. HEFFELRN6ER, ^ Son Frv «rc/*c W WHtSKEftS ' CO GROW FASTER IN HOT VV£ATH€f^ ASA\OSTMEN HAVE "'j.' SUSPECTED. A i&y • £*i;V ~r : SERIAL STORY Ssdh BY LORETTE COOPER WAAC _.NEA •EBV1CC. INC. IN THE FIGIIT CHAPTER XVII 'TJALT! Who Is there?" a tol- dier's voice called. Belli felt a tremendous surge of relief. "Officer of the post," ah* replied. "Advance sJowly, officer of the post, and be recognized." She moved slowly toward the voice. She could see no one. She realized what a target she would be for a cat-eyed sentry, it she aroused suspicion. Suddenly a powerful flashlight was beamed on her—for only a second, just long enough for the sentry to see her, but not long *nough for her to make certain within even a few feet where the beam was com in u from. "Continue to advance,"' the sentry ordered. She took another two steps then fell "I ... I can't. I'm injured. 1 The sentry was at her side in an instant. "You're Lieutenant Carter?" h« asked. "Yes." "I never expected to see you here, sir." Then he was con fused. "Or should I say sir?" "Sir suits me," Beth said. He turned the light, ita beam carefully guarded so that it woul not shine vertically, onto her an kle. It was swollen, despite th wrapping. "I've got to get you in," he sai< "It's ;> long way. But we shoul be able to have a stretcher her in a couple of hours." * + • TiETH heard the antialrcraf guns again. Two hours woul be'too late. __ . . .. - . Then she saw the sentry un,rap a case from under his arm. ie turned a knob. Her eyes, booming more accustomed to the ark, saw that he was operating omething which appeared to be portable radio. Then she recog- ized the instrument—it was one t the United Stales Signal Corps' walkie-talkies. "din you get headquarters? he asked. "Yes, sir. That's what I'm dong.". "Then .. ." and the order came ilcarly and distinctly, for Bet! knew now what the answer to the ;ituation was . . . "tell them tha he airplane they're shooting at is> piloted by Major Brit Jackson who is trying to land. The sentry looked at her for n moment, as though unable to be ievc what she said. "Quick," Beth ordered. "There isn't a minute to lose. * » T^IREE^ hours later Beth' placed on a stretcher, earriei by two husky • Medical Detach ment bearers. It was noon when she was tie posited at the island hospital an a doctor unwrapped the banclag the sentry had put on her nnltli He regarded it with a diagnosis cian's eye. "It's not broken, thank good ness," the medical captain said ."but it will.cause you some trou ble for a few days. You'll bo o crutches for a week, anyway." Just then Brit came in. lie sa luted her snappily. "Brave girl," he said. "Yo saved my personal bacon, Lieu tenant Carter; and what's mor important, you gave the Amer can forces on this outpost a figli ing cliance."_ _ SI "T«U me an about it white i aptain works on my ankle," eth said. ' , j I got down within n few mJn- ] les of the time your radio mes- ' age came through—they signaled ! o me to let me know that my i dentily was established. You can i magine I was spending somo i relly bad minutes up there." j "You were in a dangerous [ iaco," Beth said. "I heard the; ntiafrcraft guns." _ j "I wasn't thinking of myself," ' Brit said, and he took her hand in j is. "I was thinking of how you i might have been killed in that; amp." ' ( "Anyone would have done the ; ante thing. I couldn't fly a plane, j o there was nothing le(t for me \ xcopl to jump." j "Have it your way—I'm going! 0 tell a different story in dis-1 latches. What I have to tell the j general will read like ficllon." j le looked at her. She couldn't] ;uccecd in keeping a blush from : ier cheeks. , "il's not over yet, though, Beth,™' Brit said. "We're expecling u raid willun n few hours. I haven't been able to get much out ot • Lila's pals, but I believe the Jap! put a message through to his base, • wherever it may be. I'd say there, will be a raid by tomorrow eve-! ning al Ihe absolute latest, and' maybe by tonight. By tlie way,! 1 low do you feel?" I The medical captain inter-j rupted. ! "Jf you think I'm going to gival this gill a CC pill and mark her! duly you're wrong, Major." j "Ot course not," Brit agreed. "We'll compromise," Beth said.! "We'll cut out the CC pill, butj I'll be marked duly. I'm able to! sit up, and when I get some npur-j ishincnt I can answer a telephone! or watch a spotter's chart or do something else. You need everyj man you can get out in the field,! Major. I know darned little about 1 this island's defenses, but I know, this much, I'm in this fight to^ lite end!" i _,, ,(T» Be Continued)' GENE11AI, WHITE'S KI/V-ULITZ A hard-boiled general, c. H. White, commanding the Ninth Army Corps nnil this desert training and air force and anli-nircraft commands training iu the desert center, and the numljer of inelTcc- \NEJtT:. Wliat is a I'hedge hog" defense? ~: It. Is my personal belief that before long Hitler will abandon Ilaly. There Is nol much more that he can get out of U.—Mayor Fiorcllo H. LaGnardia of New York. EDSON IN WASHINGTON Desert Trainees vs. Flies By I'KTKlt EI>SON Courier Xcws Wiishinslon Cnrrc.simiulcnt DESERT TKA1NINO CENTER, 3«llf.—There is another "desert victory" that has been won at this unbelievably big U. S. Army urea where .soldiers uct their university courses in modern warfare. H is victory over the drsert My. one of llic deadliest enemy fifth columnists lo undermine the morale of an nrmy. It would obviously be Impossible lo sivnl every fly in a descrl. This, particular desert training center is almost twice as big as the state of Connecticut. II runs 115 miles cast and west, north and south, and covers 30.000 square miles of impassable desert floor. Even with two full-strength divisions hero, each soldier would have lo swat all the flies In a .squiire mile of bad lands before the desert could be made flylcss. .When the first troo|»s moved into Ihe itc-s-crt training center only ; little over a year ago, mere wa an "epidemic of dysentery. The Kiel list soared far above the nverag fur the rest of the Army. Th toughness of tile desert life, wlier center, -started a campaign to clean up the desert. Every general is expected to be a little hipped on one subject and to ride one hobby till it goes swayback and buckles ut the knees. These are the traits of character which endear generals lo their men, while driving them crazy. General White's hobby, however, was al first glance the wackiest order any senior officer ever gave his sulmnlhmtes. It wns to swat every fly in the desert. Hercules would have thrown in the lowel and the sponge before tackling such a task. The, general himself went nf'er some of the fly concentrations. He onnd that a few of the towns bof- ering his desert training center ave open dumps for garbage, fig-, tltnl if they hauled their re- isc out into the. hcl bad lands, lie 'burning sun would nutoinntl- iilly do the incinerating. Slaughter oiises and stockmen hauled tlie iircosses of dead, diseased animals ut into the desert and left them, ienei'iil While asked the towns to ury such refuse, to destroy fly reeding places. IYGIKNE FOILS VESTS Commanding officers of the »a- iou.s units in the training center • ;ere told to clean up the corners f the (Insert where they were, atrincs were screened and made ly proof. Kitchen wastes were buried. Dish water was poured into Icep dump pits. And the unscreened kitchens, in tents, were ordered ;ept so clean and spotless that 'lies, far from being attracted to Ihe mess, would be repelled by such cleanliness. The men themselves were taught how to keep clean in the dirty sandy wastelands. They buried their scraps of food from cmcrgen- the thermometer may tivcs from sicknesses and injuries of all kinds Is less than two pel- cent, which is half the average for the entile Navy. Shows yon what comes of cleaning up the desert. Read Courier News want ads. Spirit of Klhaii Allen LOS ANGELES, Gal. (OT>—The patriotic spirit of Ethan Allen, Revolutionary War hero, still holds sway even to the sixlh gener.ition. Miss Eva Belle Campbell, sixth ijetieration descendant of Elhan Allen, lias enlisted in the Army Nurse Corps and been assigned to the Santa Maria Army Air Base. to Pi cy field rations. They were taught to bury all refuse, as a matter o! personal hygiene. And the swat- the-tly campaign spread all over the desert. 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