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FAG1H1 THE BLY'f HEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H, W. HAINES,'Publisher SAMUEL F. NORMS, Editor , JAMBS A, GATENS, Advertising Manager GERALDYNE DAVIS, Circulation Manager • Sole National Advertising Representatives: Will&ce Witn«r Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. ' Published Every Afternoon Except. Sunday s Entered as second class matter nt the post- Office" at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Confess, October 9, 1917. .,. Ser.ved by the United Press.- SUBSCRIPTION RATES - By carrier In the city of Blytheville, 20c per veek, or 85o per month. ' By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $4.W per \ear; J2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; ny mail outside 60 mile zone''f 10.00 per year payable Jn advance. Let's Tata No Chances •Secretary Knox belittles tho-danger of an all-out Japanese attack, upon Australia. He says that there is no in- '(iicatiou that Ihe Mips have concentrated the shipping that would he necessary for .such a venture. ,:'This comment was in response to (niestioiiR alioul Gen. Sir Thomas Blarney's statement U«xl the enemy has 200,000 first line troops, plus a txiwer- f ii! 'air force, along Die island are northward of Australia. General rMacArttnir, who is closer to the spot than Secretary Knox, says that as a matter of fact very strong Japanese" naval, forces are within easy striking distance of Australia, though beyond range of allied bombers. In : the- dispute over apportionment of American strength 'as between the Southwestern Pacific and the North African-European areas, laymen do not X possess the detailed information or (he training in military strategy to warrant too positive, opinions. .';'"'.'• t * * . ; Laymen do re a d the newspapers, however, and when S e c r e t a r,y Knox belittles the danger to the Australian sector, laymen are not constrained .to forget the Navy's attitude when the little 'brown men took over Kiska and Attii—oft the tip of Alaska. .. The Navy told then that there was Jio. real danger. The Jap occupation was only a nuisance raid. The enemy couldn't develop his positions to do us any : ,harm., ''"*'• * • * Well, the Japs have been there a long time now. \Ve have bombed them and^.machine-gunned them; we have sunk their ships and turned back their 'convoys.. After which, we learn that a long lighter field on Kiska and a long bomber field on Attu are .nearing completion. When those fields arc complei- / ed, even small planes will be able to fly from Japanese territory Id what should be American territory. "•', We hope that Secretary Knox . is' sounder in his appraisal of the danger to Australia than he was in his reac- •tion to the loss of AUu and Kiska. We hope he is right—but suppose he is not? Can we afford to take that chance'.' There still arc evidences of survival of the costliest error this nation ever committed—the error of underestimating the tenacity and the slyness of the Japs. ino Atheists on Bataan Few who underslnml the' Amcricnii temperament will be surprised to learn that rank and file fiylitint; men are attending church services 'much more generally than they did as civilians. There is no compulsion from ouiside. But an inner urge is sending soldiers and sailors and marines hack to fundamentals which (oo often hud been ILTTBEVlLLg, '(301K.J: (COURIER NEWS) neglected at home. The averatfe AmericMii is religious in ii fjisnsil, mnller-of-facl way. When lie gets stripped to essentials, as he faces oi' prepares to face a lethal enemy, his interest in the hereafter inevitably becomes more active. This is no matter of fear o)' of hypocritical .sneaking around to Heaven's back door.. U is the nnlnriil development of communing daily willi stark realities. There were mighty few atheists in the foxholes of Hataan or the jungles of Guadalcanal. Million Nobody .should be deceived by tho sprinting start of the Second War Loan drive into believing that George will take care of Uncle Sam's financial rcqniremonls. George — moaning the I) i K noil-banking institutions — has jumped in with both feel, and bought bonds by the billions. This is , exem- pli lied by the situation in New York, which raised almost half its quota iu two days because two insurance companies look !|iiaiier of the quota among them. The payoff will come when the big boys have done their shares, and the rest of the billions have lo be picked up in driblets of $75 here, §37.50 there, $18.7n somewhere else. It takes a whale of n lot of $18.75 sales to equal a toil- v lion dollars — 5>! millions of them, in fact. .So don't fear that your contribution will not be needed. Just lay it on the 'line, fast and often. Too Ambitious There have boon numerous instances in which careless or cowardly men have tailed to register with their draft hoards. We have heard of only one in which a man ran around town registering time after time. He was one Hen- jam in Cohen of New York, who registered with four boards. The reason for Mr. Cohen's ambition apparently was not an intense desire to get into the Army, although that is not foreclosed by his explanation. H seems thai he had two wives, whom he wanted to avoid. So he-took three aliases, and registered under his own name and each alias. The I 1 '. 1). I. has him now. The wives aren't far behind. SO THEY SAY The real strategic objective of Jnpnn is the deflection of American strength in the t'acifls until Hitler is strong enough to lake on n full- dress American attack in the Atlantic theater. —Col. \V. P, Kcrnnn, author. * » * Business,'operating by itself, by keeping Its inventories low, by n voiding speculation, may avoid some of the (past-war) difficulties, but business must operate through government to provide nny reasonable .stability to production and employment,—Dr. Warren Roberts. OPA rconomi-sl. * * * They (American youths) are jiampered. They are used to, and like, luxury, nUhough they nre, I believe, fundamentally sound.—Col. Leon- aid C. Roundlrce. selective service medical chief. * * * I wonder if we in America could have stood Ihe past five niuclling years China has.—George A Filch, American secretary of the Chinese YMCA. » • • The success of the inter-American family ot nations rests on observance of the principles of sovereignty, equality, law. order, justice, morality, friendliness and cooperation. Thc.se principles are not (he exclusive property of the Americas. They are universally applicable.—Sccretnrv of state Cordell Hull. Out Onr Way By 'j. R. William8 1M1 BY HTA SfftVICC. me. T. W. REC. u. S. p/r. 0 y I interrupt (he. problems of Hie -Unisons willi a few I u£cnjiL<.*ji v. sordid family mailer;;?" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Fergusoh LOBSTERS ARE MO«E CLOSELY RELATED TO SP/&&&-S THAN TO ISLAND, A BACHELOR. OP THE KERIKAS TRJBE MUST WEAR. A HAT SIMILAR TO THE ABOVE FROM THE TIA\E OF ,YOUN& MANHOOD TO THE : DAY OP HIS VVEDDIN&--- AND ANY WOMAN SEEIN& HU\ BAREHEADED (S David O. Selxnkk, nnd demanded he be given the role of "Claudia." diss Brown tried lo ymt her off vitli a few kind words. That pro- 'okcd the storm. "I can play 'Claudia' better than .nyoue else and i will j>l,'iy it." lie cried. "I don't care what hap- •ens. Yoiire got to give me that iarl. 1 won't leave until you do" ITOIMiy SCENK By this time Jennifer Jones was n Wie verge of hysterics and Miss Brown was looking for the nearest xit. At that moment Stlznick ilmself walked into the office, 'atclicd tlie stormy scene for a ew moments and decided the iri might have possibilities as an motional actress, lie signed her here and then, but not for "Clania." Jennifer returned to Hollywood •ilh Seltiick's contract and for everal months did nothing. Then Oth Cqnlury-Fox started looking or a girl to play the virginal maid f Lourdes in "The Song of Bms- dettc." And finally Jennifer was ested, The moment she stepped NEXT: A Ipnjr drop_hi_Kussian aviation.. In Hollywood HV GKSK1M-: JOHNSON NKA Sl.lff (.'orrc.s|»>mlciit A tall, slender, frightened young lady too!; her place before n cam- cm on the iiOth Century-Fox lot the othc relay to bring to a climax one of the strangest success slorics Hollywood has ever recorded. She had good reason lo he frightened. Jones, In the grimy nttive of a French peasant girl, was pluytng the biggest role of the year. She was Bernadctte in "The Song of Bemadelte," destined for sainthood in the picture and for immortality of quite a different kind if she could deliver. Twentieth CiMrtury - Pox wa wagering something like two mil lion dollars that she could am would. It's the longest gambl laken by (he West wood studi since Tyrone 1'owrr was pluckw from obscurity and given the plun rolr In "Lloyds of London." Jennifer, too. is an unknowi quality. Up to six months ago Hoi lywood hadn't eve inward of he —al least not as Jennifer ju, Wf She'd walked tlmmsdi a couple o western pictures a( Republic stu WE LL SAY THIS IS MOMTGOMEEV AKSD CVEC HERE — -/ IS RONVMEU-- WOW THIS GEAR IS- OUR ARMV. THEM TH'BRITISH FIRST ARMY IS-- LBT'S Our Boarding House willi Major HoopL JUST LIKE THE • OLD GEOGRAPHY IKS' SCMOOL-- EVEByrHIMG I QDM'T MEED 1M SCHOOL BEH1K5D A GEO3RAPMY, AM' EVERYTH1KX3. WELL, IT'S BEENi SMOOTH v5f\KE E«|LEO >. AMD THM 6lG PSLICAM CWER- 80AR.O,'~- 8UT HERE'S THE <STORM VJARSSIKSG — A MICE FREE HOTEL POSTCARD OUR suer VNILL BE MOOPLs' , THkT'S THE 0R.'SF/sc ME'e BEEM H6 STEPPED OUT FOR. .^ -^ SODA \ IO S&P.RC, f- TO ASO/ .^A^ia.T: -'.MOT-re, BLUE PC1MT IM PROMT O' THEM HrXT:? fHE MOOPLE? dio, ami walked out again to seek greener pastures. She was kuowi Ihen as Phyllis Walker. For al (lie impression she made on tin town, sire might as well have bcei called Jane Doe. H was really nn emotional seem —a tableou verging on the hysterical which she performed for m audience of one—tliat put her 01 the Hollywood escalator, gave he: a new name anil a chance fo: film fame. -STACK BACKC.ltOl'Nn Jennifer Jone.s wasn't born -ii the proverbial stage tnmk but sin well might have been, Phil Is ley. her father, Li now a pillar it the financial and bmli>cv;s life o Texns, where he operates a striiij of movie- theaters. Years ngo, how ever, he was Hie star ami director of his own stock company. Jennifer herself began her dramatic career ns a iKppermint can cly stick in a Christmas schoo piny in Tiilsa. okla.. where slii was born. There were others liki (hat as (lie years passed, nut 01 graduation from college, she wen into a stock company nnd thei organised her own lent show. Tli' natives used to pay 20 cents lop I ice Jennifer emote and. she now admits, they didn't get their mon cy's worth. Finally she set her course for Hollywood and landed on the ofl side of a horse in low westerr pictures. Thru convinced her. She left for New York to get more dramatic polish. It was in Manhattan that she 8«vc her memorable performance for an audience of one. She barged into the office of Knllicrlne ISroivn. (lie New York representative ol Film Producer Those vital Vitamins • We pride ourselves on the completeness of our slocks of vilnmiiu, minerals ami other nutritional aid). We carry only the Icslcit proOucU of ret ognizcd manufaduring laboratories. Thus, you are assured of full value and maximum hcntfit* when you bring your Physirl»n'» prescription here lo be filled. Wood's Drug Store BIA'TIIBVIU.K, ARK. FttlDAY, APRIL-23/ 1943 - '•" i i -• , The Fox and the Grapes of Wrath SOU^Eur/OU'RE 50NNAT/4 -AND LIKE Dr. \V. F. Krewer Dentist Blylhevillc, Arkunias SPECIALS FAtrarfinns $1.00 Kill UpV * r.oircr I'tolrs SM up 1912 Blytheville 1943 before the camera the .studioknew H had BernadctLc. There was a .finm-ity nnd .spiriliinl quality jiljoiit the girl Hint shone lambnelly from Hit' .screen, nnd she was signed for the role. A few (lays later Hollywood had its elmcklc. The studio, it .seemed, had taken it for granted that Jennifer was unwed. Yea, she was married ,she confided simply. She hiid two small children, boys, of whom she was immensely proud. Her liusbnml? He was Robert Wnlkcr. an actor working '.at M-G-M. But the studio wasnt particularly disturbed. As Producer William Goetz commented. "Were not filming the life of Jennifer Jones. We're filming The Song of Hernadette.' " World's first steel dam was the Ash Fork Dam. built in Johnson County, Ariz., in 1898. For Light, Fluffy BISCUITS Insist On SHIBLEY'S Best Flour Your Grocer Has It! WAR BONDS & STAMPS Are Your Best Buy! SERIAL STORY DARK JUNGLES 8Y JOHN C.' FLEMING & LOIS EBY COPYRIGHT, I»*J. NEA SERVICE. INC, DKTERMINATION CHATTER XVH JJENALDO sat by the windows reading a b«ok while Barry scanned eagerly through the pages Of the l\vo-wecks-old New Yorl; Times that had come in the afternoon post. Neither man looked up as Ihe old Indian charwoman, her brown bare feet shuffling softly over the wooden floors, moved quietly through the shadows to light the many candles. She laid the (able for dinner and placed two silver candelabra at either end, to flicker pleasantly nnd throw gay, dancing shadows on the ceiling. Barry heard a door open nnd turned to see Allison framed in the doorway. It was a new Allison. An Allison that he had never |men like thai." "I believe the girl is beginning (o like it,' 1 he said. "[ love it!" Allison said. "I told you I would!" Barry raised his eyes with a quizzical look. "1 (nought yon said the heal. .." "I'm ,evcn getting used to that." "One does after a while," Renaldo said. "After you have lived in the jungle a little while yon will curse- it and yet yon will never want to leave it. H has a strange fascination that holds you—sometimes even in spite of yourself." * + 3 T-IE turned his cye»to\vard Allison then nnd covered her small hand brieily with his own. "Your father said many times he had made plenty of money and in one more year he was going hack to New York to live but when that year passed it was always one more, he would say, and he never did leave. I have known many plosion in fhe quiet night Vt don't believe in 'utter Impossible, ties.' There are a tot of peop[» saying it's impossible for us to win this war. But we're going to. Arid I'm going to get Moncha Siuna's mines." "My, my, you're as stubborn as mild. said Allison, mockingly RENALDO laughed. "Well, I admire yonr spirit anyway," he said. "You've hnd a slight lesson already in the amount of salience and perseverance necessary .to stand up to the jungle—or a Quiche." There was a long moment of silence. Allison was humming; softly to herself, Barry bus;>' wiih his troubled thoughts. It was Hcnaldo who finally broke it, in ;i low, peaceful voice. "I remember when I first came out here with your father, Miss Topping. I had done some legal seen before. She looked as fragile I "H must have been very lor".Iy i work for him in Puerto Barrios as a Dresden doll in her misty blue for him 1 'c r °." Allison said. >--••--- - '--•--> evening gown with full skirt that flowed around powder blue slippers like a drifting cloud. Crowning her close cut hair a brilliant red hibiscus flamed. High color was in her checks. All Ihe hardness, the driving purpose had left her eyes and in their stead had come a quiet languor, a look that was dreamy and slill gay, a look lhat perfectly matched the loveliness of the jungle night. For ,n moment Barry couldn't find his voice. Then he said quietly, "You're looking very beautiful, iMiss Topping." Renaldo looked up and both men got to their feet. "Aren't you glad now, holh of you, that I didn't,leave my clothes in Puerto Barrios like you wanted me to?" she smiled. "It is good to see a woman who looks like a woman," Renaldo admitted as he held the chair lor Allison. "We .should have though! more of morale and less about mules," Barry grinned. They all laughed and sat down. The charwoman came iti theu with copper dishes piled with food and placed them on the lable. "I never really knew what it was to be hungry until I came down here," Allison said. "After » day in the jungle you are ready to cat." Q R«aaldo smiled. "Oh, 1 suppose it was. It is lonely for all of u?, sometimes, no m.'itler where we are. But here he was like an ancient ruler. He had freedom and an independence thai many mm in great cities would like (o have." Barry couldn't help but notice the intensity that burned in Renaldo's dalk, smoldering eyes whenever he talked or looked at He knew now why the and because f was fastidious in my dress, he felt 1 was a fop. He laughed at me when I begged for the opportunity to manage his plantation. He said, 'The jungle would rat you alive.' " Allison laughed. "Exactly what ho wrote me," she cried, "when I wauled (o come down here after I finished school." "But T came," Renaldo moved his chair closer to hers. His voice was a confidential murmur. Spaniard, who only a few week? j "-id to prove I was a better chi- ago had been so anxious for Alli-'clero than the best Indian so they son lo return to Nc\v York, was encouraging her to slay on. After they had finished their neal Allison wandered oul to the screened veranda. Sheer inoon- ighl was flooding down like silver dusl among the towering trees, limglo sounds came softly through the nighl—Hie distant song of n bird, the sudden swishing of foliage as an animal stalked his prey. The faint tinkle of strings and the stnoalh blending of rich voices carried from Ihe natives' eslancias out tliere among Ihe zapote trees. "Let's sit oul here," she called, settling herself in a chair. The men came oul and in Iheir wake the fragrance of cigar smoke hung in Hie air. • "You're very quiet this evening," Allison said lo B.IITJ-. "Still reeling a lillle shaky?" "t guess I'd feel all right if I didn't have to Ihink of reporting to my company lhat I failed them at a lime like Ihis." "Can't you convince them," Renaldo murmured, "of the uller im- possibilily of such n mission?" *H<il" Barry's voice was an ex- vpuld respect me and obey me." '"Then you had to prove," Allison's laughing voice echoed his, 'that you were a better manager . than my father so he would respect and put up with you." Renaldo's laugh held a deep note of warmth. "Ah, your father. He was a wonderful man. 1 have so many memories of him. . . ." "That's more than I have," said Allison wistfully. "Then it will be my great pleasure to shnre them." Barry excused himself after a while. He felt an outsider in the intimate memories Renaldo WM revealing of the last years of Allison's falhc:'. And the treacherous weakness of his fever was fastening on him again. For a long lime he lay awake after he had gone to bed. He could hear the murmur of their two voices, Wie blending of their sudden laughter. He wondered what course the conversation had taken. "I'll bel," he muttered (• himself irrilably, "he isn't tslkyn about her father nowl" (Ttt Be

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