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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, May 29, 1943
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JBLYTHEYILLE (ARK.)] COURIER NEW8 SATURDAY, MAY 29, 1943 THE BLY'fHEVILLB COURIE1 NBW9 THE COURIER N1W8 «X * H. W. HA1NES, Publisher ,' SAMUEL F. NORRIS, Editor ' JAMES A. C-ATBNS, Advertising UtlUftf GERALDYNE DAVIS, Circulation Manager i Sole National AdverUstaj ReprewnhUIWi:;.. Wallace Wltner Co., New York, ChlctgOi !>*• troll, Atlanta, Memphis. published Every Afternoon EK*pt Sunday Entered as second class matter *t the port- office at Blythovllle, Arkansas, under »ct ol Congress, October 9, 1917. ., ' -...', •Served by the-United Pre«s. SUBSCRIPTION RATES' : ' By cnrrler In the city of BlythetUle, »e p« week, or 85o per month. By mail, wllhin a radius of 50'miles, H.W'PW war $200 for six months, $1.00 for three months; iiy mail outside M mile zone $10.00 per year payable In advance. • ' • - : ,• '•.• Comintern Changes Policy The instinctive reaction of all who linte totalitarianism and long for world peace is to hail the.'Comintern's; request that, its agents outside Russia should suspend their propaganda and organisa- tional activities. '-.•'•• Unquestionably the decision demonstrates that Moscow would' like to eliminate the most serious cause of friction between the Soviet and those war allies with whom -she should work closely ia the pence that is to come. The Comin- tern's "request" is part of- a careful campaign to convince this country, and probably .England, that the. internationally obnoxious features oi Communism are being eradicated. A Lakewood, N.. J.;' man named Stan- Icy Washbum has written to- newspapers far and wide a long plea for understanding of Russia, whi'chV he: predicates upon the thesis that our objection' to Communism rests upon persecution. of religion, destruction of the home and of conventional morality, and "above all, the effort's of the Third fn- teriiational to spread world revolution." Only the third really counts. We' Americans dislike the other.twO| but they constitute no actual bar to international co-operation with Russia so longi as they are kept at home. * » * The cause of friction with Russia has been her maintenance in this and other countries of active secret organizations financed bylMoscow and,, under Stalin's orders transmitted through the , Comintern, committed to seizing., control over key industries, with the object that Stalin should be in position to control the 'effective participation of the United Stales (and other nation's) in international affairs. This; is what the Communist International now has- "requested" its agents to terminate. We hope that the : request will be heeded. It is, however, difficult to forget that the' major condition under which this country recognized the Stalin government ten years ago and established diplomatic relations was a written promise that there .should be no such activities as the Comintern now asks its agents to suspend. That promise was not kept. A big book would not serve to tell the provable story of how the Soviet violated its solemn pledge in this respect. The single outstanding episode, of course, was the campaign of sabotage waged by American Communists against our defense projects and aid to Britain while Ilillcr and Stalin were pals. Do yon suppose that the Comintern's present "request" means any more than the Russian government's solemn promise did? Let's hope so—but keep our eyes wide open. Cross Purposes To the many of us who- have always loved France, it is sad to see that even in their cm-rcnl tribulations the French ]>eop!c are not willing to lay "aside' ideological intolerances and unite in (lie .only cause that really,matters-, the lib- 'eratiOn of their country. Democracy necessarily rests., upon compromises, upon subordination of unessential difl'crenccs. France fell: because she had been split into so 1 many : uncompromising factions that she could i not function. Our attempt .to liberate •' her are handicapped because that <|ivi- ' sioii still persists. ;' And—those Americans who .foster ; and encourage French factionalism at a time like this by attacking the good faith of either Do Gaulle or Giraud are, unintentionally but very elTcctive- ! ly, Paying Hitler's game against the ; United Nations. Victory Hooks The American public appears to have fallen down on its job of providing books for lighting men. The Arniy is having to buy volumes. And this, in spite of the fact that almost every family has more books—which it never will read' again—than space to store them. The cost of the books to Uncle Sam isn't the important consideration. What is another $100,000 or even ten times that amount in a war that is costing quarter of a trillion dollars? What matters is that we were given a chance to do something for the boys in uniform—something that entailed no sacrifice, but only a minimum of interest and thoughtfulnoss. And we failed to do it. . ** / "-"'if, MfR. IHJ IV N« SIKVICt. INC. T. M. Ma U. »'. MT.'OrF' , "I cnii't licl|> being laic—I've {jot some tlirec-sljir mothers ; on my ronlo, and when I haven't nny mail for'em, 1 havej to stay and talk il over!'/' THIS CURIOUS WORLD By WIMUm ferginoft Confirming Our Suspicions If you take Ihe profit out of industry, you destroy it.—Ohio legislator. • SO THEY SAY Today we stiiml nt the fork of the road with the eyes of nil nations upon us. Will America with her matchless power and incomparable strength,, the acknowledged lender o[ post-war economic-life, now move In the direction of economic self-sufficiency, the policy which' Oer- mnny pursued, or will America move In the direction of international co-operation, upon which alone lasting peace can be built?—Francis B. Snyre, .special assistant to-the secretary of state. 1 -* * • The rubber program Is not yet solved but Is In tin; besl. shape that It has ever been.—Rubber Director William M. JclTcrs. - .• » » ' • Ijibor In Germany toilay, labor In conquered Kurope today, is crucified. The once free worker of u once free Germany and Europe is now nailed to the crookfjd arms of the swastika crass. —Gerhart H. Segcr, former Keichstag member. * • ' • It makes little difference to the Ind In the foxhole on some fever-ridden island In the Pacific whether the boy next to him Is <i Jew, Catholic, or Protestant. All he wants ol him Is courage and good marksmanship.—Navy Secretary Frank Knox. + * * Germany Is being bombed not only around the clock but around the map.—British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden. Unlil we have won the unconditional surrender of our enemies, the achievement of victory must be pressed above all else.—President Roosevelt. * » » We In Berlin have been given an idea of wlml war is. After a British raid there were firts all over town. The llrcmcn spent several days trying to cope with the work of putting them out.—Letter from home found on German soldier in Russia. * * • Naples Is n city without a voice, without n word. On the Via Koinn there arc n few persons lo be seen. Their pace is not that continuous go and come ot a large city; rather is It (he rhythmic stride of a people on n day of mourning.—Virginia Gaycla, Italian e<(i(or. HECfeEHOG OEPENSE CITIES, STRDN6HOLOS ALON6 THE ' .* GERMAN EASTERN FRONT, GET THEIR NAME FROM THE LITTLE EUROPEAN HEDGEHOGr, WHICH, DEPENDING ON ; BRfSTLtNG ARMOK., ROLLS ITSELF INTO A BALL, TO WITHSTAND SIEGE FROM, WITHOUT/ ...BUT HEDGEHOGS£>O PERISH, AND HITLER'S GUN-STUDDED 5TRON6HOLO5 DO FALL UNDER ALLIED ATTACK/ ITALY *\ HAS AN AREA ABOUT THE SAME AS THAT OF ,IN THE BASEBALL WORLD, PAUL WANER )S KNOWN f AS BIG /V/SOA/SWHO | iff-KNOWN t&t/rr*ffvtsov\ IN WASHINGTON BY 1'KTEK KDSON . '. Courier News Washington Correspondent Anything constructive obtained from the -War Labor Board 1 from here on in should be considered strictly as so much windfall sain, on borrowed.time. Far the sad fact is that the' poor, battered board, sincere and conscientious us it Is, hard as it has tried, has been bucked against thewall by a combi- .nation of internal and external iforoes tending—to put it prettily— impair its effectiveness. How can last much longer in Its :present form is hard to figure. Twice recently, and several' times :before, the board, has threatened to resign in a bunch. .First crisis -was on jurisdiction over railway -.labor disputes. -The board's - own threatened "strike" on this Issue got results, and the President did award to Economic Stabilization Director Byrnes authority to deal : with railway wage cases/with a side order to the railway labor Na- clecisious in keeping policies._ .The ,-bpnnl jurisdiction S-2t? ANSWER: ' Lloyd JiVanor, young«_brotlK'r oi Paul. KCTTT.-. — —"•- *"" In Hollywood lional Mediation Board panels: to make their with WLB thereupon assumed over ull labor cases. In other words, the . War Labor Board went out begging for trou- ,ble in - insisting that the railroad labor wage cases be tied iii witl s efforts. And so, shortly; the 750-million-n-year- pay- increase emands of over a million railway nployes will be brought to Washigton. And if John Lewis' United line Workers don't completely vreck the Little Steel formula and he Stabilization Act or October, D42, the railway labor brother- oods may. HOLD-THE-L1NE" SURPRISE Second threatened walkout of he War Labor Board was over he President's "hold-the-llne" or- ler of April 8. This order came vith as much surprise to WLB as BV KKSK1NE JOHNSON NKA Staff (;<ii'ri!Siinmlcnl Cohmibiii studio executives svval- their cigars the other blond Corr&lln f?ack(\land owed when Von Hcssert, one of the 15 models hey had just imported from New York, insisted on hclpuig write her film contract (or the picture, "Cover Girls." "A few \mlnor technicalities." said Miss Von flcsscrt, calmly .spouting legal phrases which left the movie bit' shots speechless and pop-eyed. "After nil," she -said, "i\ Blrl has to be careful." Take it from Anita Colby, our guest today — America's leading models and cover girls arc beautiful but NOT dumb. Anita is giving Hollywood the Ion-down on the modeling profession as technical ndvlser of the picture, "Cover Girls." Until she became "loo old"—she's only 2o now—«he was (he country's highest paid model, earning as much as J1COO n \ve:-k in average times. And Anllii, you see, become* violent when people insist model arc beautiful but dumb. She'll tel you that most of them are col leg graduates, remind you thnt blom Cornelia Baekcland Von Hesser studied law before becoming ' t <l!d to the country. Lawyer. Ben Cohen, of the old 'onuny Corcoran-Ben Cohen team, s generally given credit for hav- drafted the order. Cohen is low counsel for Economic Stabili- ation Director Byrnes. WLB, Man- >ower and War Pood Administra- ion chiefs were not consulted on any o(. its provisions, though the rder affects all three. WLB, being particularly stymied >y- the wage- freeze in section two, was- ready- to throw in the sponge and quit, pressure was applied to [eep-the board functioning, but ever since the order, the board has been rylng to establish whut the "going rates" are for work in- all nccu- jations and all labor market areas, so that limits could be determined for raising sub-standard \vages,.'as directed by the order. Mucli more time will be required to make thoss. determinations, and In the meanwhile, the backlog of unsettle; cases piles up and strikes are tending to multiply in protest over the inability of the board to gel on from under. BACKLOGS BREED DEFIANCf Regional WLB offices have backlog of some 17,000 .voluntary cases waiting to be handled. Thus are the cases in which employe and employs agree to an iucrep.s with the Little Steel formula. Dis pute cases in the regional office number about 1000 waiting for lion.' lawyers say. If Lewis can refuse to accept the board's orders, why can't others? The rubber workers in Akron did it, in their protest strike against the WLB wage de- isiou in their case. If others—like tne railway brq- lerhoods, for instance — should; ollow suit, thai would be wreclt- ig the board for good. NOTICE Notice is hereby given that th» mdersigncd will within the time Ixed by law apply to the Commls- loncr of Revenues of the State --qf M'knnsns for a permit to sell beer at retail at 418.North Olh St., Ely- hevillc, Mississippi County. : "( The undersigned states 11)at he is a citizen of Arkansas, of gocjd noral character, that he has never been convicted of a felony or other' crime Involving moral turpitude; .hub no license to sell beer by the .nulersigned has been revoked within five- years last past; and that the undersigned has never been convicted of violating the laws: of tliis stnle, or any other state, relating lo the sale of alcohohc liquor. • ' T. W. ESKRIDX3E; Subscribed and sworn lo before" me this 28 day of May, 1943... "'.. (Seal) Virgil Greene,; 1 ' ; Notary Public. My commission expires 10-15-1943. S-29-43 :1 Home Demonstration Notes ferent." The girls gel ideas, whip them up and launch styles which wind up in Park a.vwnie"penthoiiscs. to national board for review by eco- bourd itself seldom 100 dispute cases' a In Washington the backlog may be SOGO cases, but that will include .7000 or so voluntary cases already handled by regional boards and 'merely sent headquarters npnn'sts. The handles over week. The whole works is, conservatively, a month or more behind its calendar. John L. Lewis has succeeded in defying the board, and that otie thing has backed it to the wall. Mpybe it is wrong for one citizen to defy his government and back it against the wall, but that is an accessory after the fact, ns the UtMORFI, GROUP MAKES BANDAGES ' The Armorel Home Demonstra- ,ion Club spent Tuesday afternoon it the Red Cross bandage' room where they made surgical dressings after: meeting for a pot-luck lunch nl noon. •'. .During the business session th« 10 members present voted to screen the porch of the club house atid build new tables. It was announced lhat the club had sold enough ads to pay for their year books. Stronger, lighlcr propellers , are now being built by the substitution of hollow steel construction for solid aluminum blades, v SERIAL STORY ,0ut Our Way By J. R. Williams Our Boarding House with Major Hoople RICH RNSCHEK GOT OC "5TIFFV TOTBNN HIM /\ COTTiN H095.' AHEM, MI6S FR^^^K£V HOVJ DO THESE MOVIES AFHECT DO NOU TMNK OF \JIME-CO\JERED COTTASE FOR. TWO? WHV. 3UO&E t OIDW'T OREWV\ ON THEM CM~TL£? HNJ-HM2.' THEVC£ AS HEPO- BOUND f\ K&SV v^^^fKE.c --H AMD K CUTTtN' SOI) COULD BE 60 cover girl, and go into a Hood of other reasons at the drop of; a chapeanx. TIIK I.OVVDOWN What's the low-down on America's ading magazine cover girls and odds? Anita knows plenty. The average "life" of a model, ic says, is only two or Ihree cars. The average, 17 to 21. "Peole get tired of seeing the same es," slu> explains. Once Anita ad her face on the cover ol eight ingnv.ines in one month. "That was bad." she says. "Kills alt off too quickly." The ,pny, though, is excellent Top models earn ns much as $400 \ week. The average is $115. Are models temperamental? Some A them. One New York photog apher, says Anita, awards a blu Ibbon every week to the most Um >eramcntnl girl. One young lady, ays Anita, has won it 18 times. Oddly enough, there's not n great leal of dreaming about film careers among professional models. "The girls turn good money." saj-s Anlln. 'and don't, work too hard. Thoughts of gelling up at 6 a. m., to be al the studio leaves them cold to movie offers." If you believe what you sec on the screen or read in novels, 4li beautiful models marry millionaires. Not. so, ncocrding to Anita. 'They marry salesmen and bank clerks and even truck drivers just like other girls." Anita's sister, cover girl Franclne Coimlhon, is married and has two children, a boy 1 and a girl 3. susnmi Shaw, the most romantic type, who has pcscd in lacy wedding gowns as a brlclEi more than any other model in Ihc business, is married too. She eloped one night with a bond salesman and was married In a black suit. STYI.i: SKTTKSR Give models credit, too, says Anita, as style setters. Seems that when n model gets a call to pose for a magazine cover or art she lias b WAAC BY LORETTE COOPER . ; NCA SERVICE. INC. good deal lo fact, sny about her BATTLE STATION CHAPTER XVIII r\VER her meal, Brit assigned Beth to new duties. He took from his pocket the American forces' tactical plan. "Our problem in tactics was worked out long ago," he said. "Yes, I know." "The problem now is one Of lo- gislics. You're right about every man helping—even the chaplain'!! be out there, encouraging the .neiV. We've got to get emplacements fixed in a hnrry—more emplacements than we had yesterday by a whole lot. This island has only two defenses fro in an ah attack: antiaircraft artillery ant barrage balloons. We don't have a fighter plane, or, for that matter, an airplane of any sort here They'll be here in time, but no in time to save us unless we fig out a way lo survive the blast ing we're undoubtedly goin< to get sometime soon." "Can guns and balloons .' for us?" Belh asked. , "I don't know what Washing ton has to say on that subject, bu .1 think they can. Look wha they did for London and a hun drcd other English cities! they're good enough for a Britalr battered by hundreds of raider in a single night, we ought to b able to figure out a way to mak them good enough for us again: a, raid of perhaps 20 planes." "What do you want me to d Brit?" "Just Ibis: I want you to sta in headquarters, right ori' the en ot thai field telephone. You kno what the tactical plan is. Yo may have lo wait hours, but wher the proper moment comes, I'll b er that will put everything we ave into the fight. Do you think tu can do that?" "It's a tremendous " responsi- lily," Beth said. "Everything will" depend ou." "I'll do mv best," she said, "That will be enough." CKE turned her head and looked past him at the concrete wall which was designed to protect eadquarters against bombs. She new that it was Uiick but she Iso knew that it was not thick nough to withstand a direct hit t was up to the Coast Arlillerj o see that no direct hils came liis nefve center of a future American offensive in the Pacific must come through. It mus ontinue its work toward the day vhen victory could be advanceo. with one mighty thrust at Japan' icart. 'Where will you be?" she asked. It was not a doubting question, or a critical one. It was simply that she wanted to know-— ter, whether he knew it or not, her heart would be with him. H« did not answer for a moment. Then he made the longest speech she had ever heard hirq make. 'Out" here' in~ the ' war " zone place, Tm g&Thg lo'u'e t!i 1C somewhere else a man i» I needed to swing n pick or hoist,* i shovel for five minutes, I'm going'] to swing lhat pick or hoist that I shovel. I'm going out there and do everything I can to make sure- 1 , we are prepared the best we can j be." '•'']. He left her. She did not mina J liis going, even though she wante'oV[ to talk to him. She knew how; he . felt. She had lhat feeling now; J too. They were all one arm*, •mil whether they wrestled wrttv! .raining problems at Fort Des Moines or supply problems in Al^ giers or problems of bombs an* bullets in some remote battle-' ground like tins, lhe.y were ali| fighting for the same cause and; the- same flag. . : * • • . ;! TJETK finished her coffee. She' •'-'smiled to herself. Then sh*' said one sentence aloud, musing.! "I won't let you down, Uncle, j she promised. '; I She balanced herself on thet crutches lhat had been given to; her. The pain was still in her an- ; klc but it was nullified by an | excitement and an exaltation in: her soul. She went clumsily to^-; ward the major's office but na| everybody does ' what he can. I'm responsible for everything that goes on here. \ I can delegate authority but I can never delegate responsibility. "I'm going*out~ancrmake~'m'y way from emplacement to emplacement, from foxhole to foxhole, from gun to gun, from balloon bed to'balloon bed. "It some place a man is needed »en.toji«lp lflt_a gun into one noticed her clumsiness. ( She sat down in Major B»itj Jackson's chair, at his desk. Ste laid Ihe tactical plan he had givwk' her atop the desk. She pullejt] the field telephone close and In**) placed a lest call over it. Shi was reassured by Ihe knowledge', lhat she was connected directly I with the island switchboard, ancl' that the phones from every majdirj area on Ihe islaiu'. wer; pluggfcil in so that she could talk to all oli them simultaneously. i| She sat, al first tensely, therii little by little relaxing. Th*j hours passed. She did not waiit them lo haslen by. She wanted every one to be long enough. s»i that a mountain of work could] be done. For it must he done, , Finally the message she w»» wailing for came. | (To Be CM

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