The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 31, 1943 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 31, 1943
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fXCB FOCI' JBLJTHEVILLE fARK.j; COURIER NEWS MONDAY, MAY 31, 1943 THE BLY'fHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER J05W8 C6. H. W. HA1NES. Publhher ! SAMUEL P. MORRIS, Editor ! JAMES A. GATENS, Advertising UtMftt • GERALDYNE DAVIS, Circulation Manager Sole National Advertising ReprwenUUW*: : Wallace Wltncr Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, iScmplili ' Published Every Afternoon Ptcept Sunday ^ Entered u second: class m»tt*r at the poat- cfllce at Blythevine, Arkansas, under »ct of Con- . cress, October "8, 1917. ' . ' *™~l _ ' . ... v .. . . . - . - • -•-••' - ••- Served by the United Presto. SUBSCRIPTION RATES. ',. By 'carder In the city of Ely therms, Wo Sper week, or B5c per month. , ' By mall, within a radius of 60 miles, $4.00 l*t veUr, $2.00 lor six monlhs, $i:<X) 'for three monlhs; by mall outside. 50 mile zorie 'tlO.OO p*r year payable In advance. , .,...'. Egocentricity United States in lime of war—lo force them to discredit 'the intelligence or llic pntrinlisnl of the labor movement. The longer one ponders John L. Lewis' decision" to bring his United Min6 Workers back into the American Federation of Labor, the move possible explanations appear—and the less any of tlicm satisfies. It is like one of those detective stories in which oiie tries to fit all the pieces together without having any left over, but always there seem to be loose ends that contradict any tentative solution. One conclusion, however, docs emerge with finality. Two, perhaps, though they arc so intertwined iis almost to become one. Mr. Lewis is completely egofe'ntric. He does nothing, at any time, without iirst deciding how it will contribute 'to the aggrandizement of John L. Lewis. And second, he has Ihc loyal, almost unanimous support of his union. .He has i that support because consistently, against great odds, lie has won their battles.', But their battles were his battles; and there is good reason to be- fieve that of recent years, at Ic'ast, the miners have been almost incidental beiiefieiaVies of their president's' fvgh't to add to his own prestige and power. It is mere wishful thinking to iriia'g- iiic that such a man has backed w'a'lcV —has dec'ided to subordinate himself to the oiic-limc associate whom he hates with all the passion' that is in his 'heart; \vhom he has excoriated with such terrific b'itterncns. Whatever motivated Mr.'Lewis in Beeldrig Ve'at- filiaUpft ,'with .Uib, : A. lO'oI L.; it did not include willingness to serve under 1 William Green. By 'the .sartie token, it would be inviting disaster to assume that Mr. Lewis' influence in Federation -councils, whether ho plans himself to take over the reins or merely to get a stooge he can dominate, will be exerted toward promoting peace and co-operation with the C. I. 6. which he'created and which then had the ineffable gall to repudiate his political leadership. What will come out of the current upheaval is anybody's guess. What Mr. Lewis is trying to get out of it is equally problematical. We can be sure, however, that his goal in tbe long rim is the acquisition of hew powers for John L. Lewis, and that he will not hesitate to bite, gouge, kick, destroy anything that he cannot conquer. * » • Whatever is the outcome of the slruggle for higher pay for the miners, Mr. Lewis has co conducted that fight as to do grave injury to tbe cause of labor unionism. Now that he is expanding his field to lake in, again, the great A. F. of L., it is to be hoped that Ihe members' of that'Organization will not permit Lewis to lead them around by Ihe nose as be has his miners—to lead ihe'm into striking against Ihe security of the Gate Crasher Congressman Bradley of Michigan called the blulf of the Food Conference "management when he crashed the ga'tc at Hot Springs, Va. His method may liot have been dignified, but notwdy yet has found a dignified mainicv of •dealing with (he sort of 'thintf the President is trying to do at llot Springs. Judge Jones, president of the confcr- •encc, could have ordered the soldier 'giirfrd to keep Congressman Bradley out of Ihe Homestead grounds with the same hauteur thai wo u Id have greeted a newspaperman seeking to inform the taxpaying public what its hired men were doing. Dut Judge Jones was too wise for thai, as Mr. Bradley knew he would be. After all, Congress does have to vole funds, coni'ivm sip- poinlments, levy taxes. Congress can override executive fiats' It is poor fol'm to order soldiers to shoot, bayonet or club congressmen. Newspapermen? Sure. They merely act as eyes for the unorganised stockholders in this democracy. But not congressmen. Memorial Day, 1943 "I'm going'husk to the cily next fnll and join the Marines —it'll be fun al'lcr playing I"!! wild these ornerymules all summer!" ' Inconsiderate Airmen Allied airmen in the Tunisian ftvca, in a period of five days' less than one month, shot down 1064 axis plalies wliile loshiK only 270. tt seems too bad that'(hey did not get another 10 GeV- man and Kalian cr.ifl—or heller 'yet, 17. Then headline writers and editorialists could have said "four to one" •or "more Uirtn four to one," instead •of Mvinj; to crawl on a mere "almost four to one." As frti nltei'iTfllivc, Secretary Stifnson could have included one more day in his tally, which undoubtedly wo'uld "have b'l'oitght ihe ratio 'well hbtfve four to tfiic. •SO THEY SAY Patriotism In World War II Is more adnlt and Tar-seeing than In' the former There seems Illtle ciuestlon but that In this war the apiironch to elvillnn morale among all clhsscs of people in the nation lies not 'Uirminh Hag waving or lluoii[;h liatc p'ropagandii, lint through "greate'r imdcrstaiullng 'of the 'tolerant, free world that fairly can be built when n democratic peace arrives.—Morse A. Onrlwrlght, director American Association of Adult Ediicalioh. * * * If you arc wise and courageous you will see 'n global society better than any before in Ihe history of civilization.—President Iiconnnl Carmichael of Tufts College to graduating class. » * » We arc doing well, belter than we had n right to expect, but we'll 'do even better. Our casualties will multiply, but, our men will win. We are going to drive our enemies back to their lahs and then we are going into these lairs and beat them into submission.—Col. A. Robert Ginsburgh of War rjcpVrtnVcnt. * * * I look to cities of sparkling buildings of steel and glass made brilliant with color. I want to see a world in which sunshine is Compulsory as far as man can insure it. Away with all the dingy alleys! Away with the sugar Icing!— 'Charles Reilly, professor emeritus of architecture at Liverpool U. * + » Selfishness and complacency in the past have made us pay dearly in terms of human misery and suffering. While it may be difficult for us not to feel bitterness for the Injuries we have suffered at the hands of the aggressors, let us remember that recrimination and haired will lead us nowhere.—Madame Chiang Kai-shek. * « * Whether you go east or w'esl, 'north or south, everywhere you BO the Initiative is in allied hands.—Navy Secretary Frank Knox. THIS CURIOUS WORLD A TWO-HUNDRED POUND MOUNTArN LION TROPICAL ORCHIDS BLOOM IN THE SNOW-RIMMED VOLCANIC CRATER OF ,ANIAKCHAK, ON THE •<• AW BE Ar1 ANDYEf NEXT; iTh'e many^namefl province cr her success. Yon know that this has happened the moment she Informs the publicity department that there'll be no more "leg art." Then she becomes dissatisfied with her roles, bulks at going Into a certain picture, aiid is suspended by the studio. This gels her a very special kind of publicity, all about how she wants to do "roles with significance." '• For some reason, it iilso gets-her serious attention from her employers. After a few weeks you read 'thai she and the -stticlo have "kissed ami made up," and that the young lady is going to play "Camille." Then what happens to the average girl who hail nothing to recommend her and who might have wound up in a 5-and-10? Why, she wins n'n Academy award! - i ( University. of South Carolina and attended Boston's -School of Creative Wriling, Boston, Mass. The couple will live at 1318 Pickens, Columbia, S. C. Aux. LcVon Johnston, n former teacher in the liycss Schools, is now in training with Ihe WAACs at I.Monticello, Ark. In Hollywood BY ERSK1NK JOHNSON^ NEA Staff Correspondent Film producers Have ben denounced, derided mid bull-ragged for the. stupidity of their screen stories, but they will never devise plot as completely cock-eyed as the average real-life Cinderella story that Kate palms off on Hollywood every day. Sometimes we think that, Falc writes these little dramas in momenta of weariness, when she forgets all she ever knew about life. For in the department of sheer Insanity, they beat the "boy 'meets girl" plot all hollow To begin with, the average 'Hollywood Cinderella, before she was "discovered" for pictures, had absolutely nothing to recommend her for a motion picture career except a pretty face and figure. Most of them are devoid of talent.'They can't sing, they can't dance any. better than the ordinary, and (hey have never attempted to act. Their voices are bad, their diction is terrible. And to do the average Out Our Way By J. R. Williams Our Boarding House with Major Hoople WONDERFU!-.' A PERFICK LIKENESS OF SISTER; IT MUST BE -• HER KIPS A.RE MARVLOUS "NEVER OO NCFTHIN' WRON&-IT MUST BE GOOD, THEY'RE SO PERFECT.' OH,UL.» ~ E6M3,T\MIGSS.' VMHW A PiCKLE,' FATHER'S RWftU FOR THE MISS PRANKEV IS WE AUSTERE 30DGE REfiCKY SOUR PERSOMAL IWJST FfcCE HIM, ON A. GAMINS CHARGE.' HOW CP.N WE IM THE 3UD6E TH6 CORDIM- 6LO\N OF MERCV ? ••$ ACCOW\(.ODACriMG C-L A=. ^'DEWD , TELEPHOSJE/ v Dindcrclla justice, Hie idea of hc- iii; an actress never even entered ner hcnd till Hollywood 1 put it there. Lana Turner, for instance, was just sitting at a soda counter sipping a double malt when it happened. Ellen Drew was serving banftna split to an agent in candy store. After a studio tins signed up a personable young lady who k'hows absolutely nothing about the business, it starts worrying what to do with her. MOV'lE MAKEOVER She Is called in by'Ihe makeup department, which changes her eyebrows, her hairline,'her shade of rouge and powder. Perhaps n Untist puts caps on her teeth, nhc dre.'N'iiiig department changes her coiffure, and is just n.s likely o change her from blond to bni- iDtte. And the dross designer tells ler what to wear. Half the time, she emerges so thoroughly made over—perhaps to the total ciinina- .ion of her natural crann—that when she first bumps into the man who "discovered" her in the first ;ilace, he doesn't, even recognize :icr. Then comes the publicity department. The young lady is Invited to tell the story of her life, and is encouraged to make it good. If she doesn't make it quite good enough, Ihe publicity department ^o^s it for her when her official bi- ngraphy" is written. And Ihen conic the picture—"leg art" al Ihc beach and In the gym; home cooking stuff, infonnals ami highly glamorized norlrnits. Later she Is placed under the tutelage of the studio "talent conch," who tries lo leach her to walk, to lalk and lo 'act. After a few months of this, she is given a small role in a small picture. AL this poinl, she is carefully studied by hairdressers, makeup people and other siivill-fry who arc trying to decide whether she will turn out to be a good person lo know. If they decide she will be n star, Ihe immediately attach themselves to her. , , DANGEROUS SUCCESS Gradually, Ihc roles get better mid belter. The publicity swells in volume. So dors the flattery from Ihe hangers-on. And unless her feet arc firmly plauled on the ground, her faith in tier own worth increases out of all proportion to Dyess News Announcement is made by Mr. and Mrs. J. 11. Warmack rff Waldo, Ark., of tile marriage on May 10 nf their daughter, Miss Mary Faye Warmack, to Lieut. Wilson LJdrn of Ridgeville, S. C., now stationed Al Columbia, S. C. The ceremony was performed nt H'e Columbia Army Air Base Chapel, 'Columbia S. C.. The bride is n descendant of pioneer Arkansas family, her grandfather, the late Z. T. Grnyson, was one of the first settlci-s in Ounchitii County. She attended Henderson State Teachers College, Arkadelphla where she was secretary to O. McKnlgnt, head of the rrcnclic Placement Bureau. For the past year slic has bee commercial instructor and physica training dircctoj- for women In th Dyess PdHJc 'Schools. Lieutenant porn is the son Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Dorn, Ridge ville, S. C. He is a gradute of th DMSSstration fc* -•• -mi® Club News Notes 1'AKBKO WOMEN OI.EI M'F.ETING • • • • The Varhrn Home 'Demonstration Cliib tlcmoii-slrated bread making t their inccllhg Tuesday when >Irs. Spencer Buncb was hostess. Prizes 'were awarded To Mrs. G '. Graccy for biscuits, 'Mrs. Spencer Bunch for corn bread an< Jrs. E. 13. Cliihvond for rolls Ihe bread judging. The making of' strawberry jnn was explained by Mrs. Buncli ant Mrs. B. A. BUBB. Gels 1918 Mirror Back ONTARIO, Cal. (U.P.) — City Councilman Ralph V. Marks has list received back a mirror that, vas lost when he was wounded on Flanders battlefield in World Wa r Comrades who rescued him had o cut away his pack and the niiTor which was inside was aba'n- loned. It was later found by Maron Carter, also macliinc-gitnner 'of iompany C, 318th Tiattalion. He carried it with him until he got a job recently in a Wilmington shipyard where he learned lhat his erst* while buddy was now a city councilman and returned him the mir- As a result of what thn aviation nduslry is learning in this war, civilian transport planes capable of cruising at least 400 mites per hour will be available in postwar limes. Freshest Stock Guaranteed Hcst Prices Kirby Drug Stores Parts and Repairs for... i'PLYMOWllS.-BOWGES-flcSOTOS-CHRYWI.ERS FA CTORY-TRAI NED MECHA NICS! Let Us Help Keep Your Cur & Truck Rolling Louis George Motor Co. Osccola Authorized Bodge & Plymouth Dealer Allis-C'liatmcrs Paris >t Repairs Phone 450 SERIAL! STORY BY : LORETTE COOPER WAAC /,CqPY(lIGHtr«84S. X [ I «EA SERVICE. INC. i WOUNDED 'CHAPTER xix \ SOL'DIER stepped in from the •^ spotting room across the hall, lie laid a piece of paper before her. He had crossed that hall every 10 minutes all afternoon, and laid a similar piece of paper on thc-'desk top; but none previous 'to this one had the necessary information. Beth read it through twice, to make sure everything dove-tailed She returned briefly to the tactical i>!ah again. She knew what was going or miles nwny, even though she couK not sco it. A Japanese bombing force estimated at 20 planes—Bri had been right, down to the plan —was approaching from th 'northwest. Beth picked up flic field tele phone and rang the switchboan She said the fateful words into the Mouthpiece: "Enemy aircraft approaching Never Never Wrong. Twelve- One Two, Twelve—minutes Away. Twenty—Two Zero, Twenty—in »iumbcr. Repeating: Enemy air- traft approaching Never Never Wrong. T w e 1 v c—One Two, Twelve—minutes away. Twenty —Two bcr." not been that much delay at the other end, for shfi knew that the orders to the men at the em- )l:icements were shouted even jcfore a check-back was competed. She kept her eyes on her vatch. Nine minutes, then eight, seven . . . now it was only one i they're not hilling anything \m~' I portant and the antiaircraft guns ' have bagged a couple of. planes.".. Then he was gone. * * * .-, TTER attention was attracted by" - 1 - 1 - one of the planes. It had begun a dive toward the far end of the cove. When it was 500 feet above the beach it exploded. A cloud of smoke arose from lar Zero, Twenty—in num- Dcth caught her breath. Then she continued. "Man the guns and fly the barrage!" . She heard the individunt cm- placement commanders check •back. As each did so, she said, , "Check." When the last one had reported, she hung up the field telephone. She had sent these men into 'battle. , lleth looked at Her watch'. It liad taken three minutes to ob- minutc. She was insulated against Ilie sky but she fancied even now she could hear the combined roar of. 20 bombing planes. ' " * * * *T*HEN she felt a great shock rock the earth, and she heard the vibration of an explosion. The room shook as though an earthquake had begun. "I'm safe here!" she thought. But she did not want safety. Ifer job was done here. She wanted to be out where she could take part in the fighting. Her imagination had not prepared her for the sight that greeted her eyes when she hobbled up the bomb shelter steps on her crutches. Through the foliage she could see ;. balloon and then another. She hobbled on, out into the clear. No one noticed her. There she turned and surveyed the sky. The sky was filled with balloons. She saw the pufts, far above the balloons, of antiaircraft shells bursting, then she saw the planes. down the island. Beth wondered whether it came from a downed plane or from n bomb hit on an installation. Then her attention^ went back to the battle. f. Now there were only three j planes "in evidence. They cir-! clcd high overhead. A bomb • crashed down from one of them,, and it was dangerously near the! headquarters area. It was evi- j dent that they had discovered the, , heart ol their target. <j One of the planes pulled into a dive, a steep dive that pointed its nose directly at the headquarters section. Beth stood rooted to the island soil, watching the plane grow larger as it canie down. Two more were getting ready to follow it in. \ The diving bomber came closer and closer. Suddenly it jerked around as though an unseen hand had been laid on it and crazily Ah officer rushed up to her. It was Brit. "What arc you doing hero?" ho demanded. "Get back to safety." "Safety, nothing," Beth said. "Do you think I want to end my life in that G. I. concrete tomb!" She grinned at him and he grinned in return, "How.'re we doing?" she asked. V ; • •»' • *•** %iii ^ _ ._ __ "O.K. so far. TKe b'alloons are -tain aiTthe"if«)orts."There had keeping the Japs high enough so swept over the area to crash and explode 200 yards beyond. ' The bomber had hardly crashed before she saw a balloon float higher and' then away. The balloon's mile of steel cable had rapped the Jap bomber. The [real flying elephant was mov-; ng lazily skyward, its mooring j cut by the impact. I The other two bombers Kcsl-l and circled at.the sight of! their male crashing. The hcsila-j tion was brief but it was long enough for the American gunners.'. Beth saw pieces oE debris fall. She moved to the shelter o£ the steps. Then something, a frag-;- mcnt of a shell, struck her. She stumbled and fell and instantly lost consciousness. A trickle of blood ran'from the \vound, in {IBS, scalp P"to the salid.

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