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PAGE FOOT THE BLYTHE'VILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher SAMUEL F. NORRIS, Editor JAMES'A. GATENS, Advertising Manager GERALDYNE DAVIS, Circulation Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witner Co,, New York, CUlcato, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis; Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class mailer nt tile post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act 01 Cons,'" October 9, 1917. by th& United Press. SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the cily of Blyllieville, 20o per week, or 85c per month.- By mull, within n radius of 50 miles, $4.00 per yf-ur,.$2.60 lot six monlbs, $1.00 for three inonlhs; by mall outside 50 mile zone $10.00 per ycnr payable In advance. fads Versus Ballyhoo Tlio 'eruption in llie Ofl'ico of War Jnfni'innlion, with 15 experts quitting over the forced resignation of Henry rringle, spotlights u most unfortunate aspect of the wartime iiiTormulion situation. The public has great conlidencc in both the integrity and (lie ability of Elmer Davis, OWI chief. It lias wondered why, with a man of his character and allainmonts in charge, Die OWI lias failed so dismally in some of its most important duties. The answer is that like most other so-called "czars"' in Washington, Mr. Davis has been given responsibility without corresponding authority. He is not, in fact, the wartime publicity chief, lie is a coordinator, a whecdler, a needier, a technician, forced to flounder too often in the red tape of a hit- or-miss setup. * * * It is not Mr. 1 Davis, (he acknowledged expert on public relations, who decides what shall be told to the public, and how. He can only advise—and in whatever emasculated form his advice may bo taken, go through Hie routine of producing handouts. The Navy Department can and does suprii his advice. The War Department can, and docs less often. When his men try to tell the public bow serious is the food situation, for instance, and why, the story, is hacked up by every department which, if the truth were •told; would be disclosed as inefficient, •-' 'political hr,-squeamish. .There probably arc no less tlian a floz.cn major subjects on which, if the people were fold (he (ruth, no benefit could flow to the enemy and the do' mesfic temper would be greatly improved. Mr. Davis knows what those topics are. He knows pretty well what would be disclosed if competent newspapermen, in the OWI, were turned loose to tell the truth about them. He does the best he can. His best men leave him and his office looks cither incompetent or deliberately evasive, when as a mailer of facl it is so only beemise it never has been given the auihorily the people supposed it possessed. » * * When a major crisis arises in public relations, Mr. Davis has to go to the . While House and ask the I'residcnl, who has a number of other important jobs on his desk, to act as arbiter. Mr. Davis' staff never runs into difficulty when routine, rtry-iis-dust handouts are to be sent -around, or when some department or bureau is lo lie. lial- lyhnocd. The troubles arise when tlu're are unpleasant truths to be told. You may not like this. Wo don'l. That's why we are telling yon. The common nims of the axis powers for ilie right of nations for free development were nsnin confirmed-Nazi comtmmiciuc on Hillei-- Mussolinl meeting. •LYTHBVILLB, '(ARK-fl .COURIER luehrcr and Dnce Agree The llerlin radio, reporting 1 on n recent Hitler-Mussolini conference, said that "complete agreement was reached on all measures lo be taken in any respect." One newspaper's story was cap- lionofl "Hitler and Duce 'Agree' Again." Obviously that heading was tailored to 111 a space. Otherwise the slory could have been told in less words and more accurately by saying simply "Dnee Agrees Again." The man-bilcs-dog slory will come when the report on such a conference can l)o headed: "Duce Disagrees With Ilillei;" Publication In Hits column of etlltorlal» from other newspapers docs not necessarily merui endorsement but Ls an acknowledgment of Interest In the subjects discussed. Studies III Manpower As (he cotlon season advances, Ihc of available manpower foi 1 the growcrK becomes more and more confu.s-lnjj. Among planters mid fimnore of our own acquniiUniicc we hear con- Illcllnif reports, some dnlinlng Ihat they linvc siiJfirlPHt Inljor \vliile oihei's just ns emphatically claim to be shoiihandecl. We arc forced lo the conclusion Hint strictly locnl conditions govern nnd Hint while some nreas cmmol complain nboul available help, other nrens find llml they get loo much •competition from such enterprises ax .smnll sawmills, from large projects; of one kind or another and from seasonal crops which In oilier ways do not compete with collon. Very likely tlicse conditions nre more prevalent In (lie .South than Ihoy nrc In most other divisions of the country. We flml that llie more eonxci-vntU'e clement among cotton growers j s Inclined lo Ihe belief lhat the cotlon licit will get along thlN season iibont ns it did lust season, wlilcli belief mny seem surprising lo tnnny jieoplc In Ihe colton Undo who arc not close lo Ihc growers. Even more ^.•iiiriM-lsliig, probably, will be (he figures from (he Dcimrlmcnt of Agriculture, showing lhat there me almost as nmny farm workers on Hie farms this'sprint,' ns there were a yeni-'ago, despite the workings of (lie draft and Uic pull- lnt> power toward tlic cities of high-wage jobs in lite K-nr inclustrlcs. Statistics recently available show that on the fauns of the nation as n whole there were more workers Insl Kinmner limn there wwc the summer preceding. In February nf this ye:ir there were 94 per cent, as many hired workers on the farms as there were in February a year ago. This, possibly, is the most .surprising Item of all in' Ihe labor statistics of the country. Coins slill fui-lhcr hvto the subject, il. Is shown Iliat the number of hired hands on* fiii-mii In February of 1(112 was larger than In Vcbrunry of rllhor 1041. 1941) or IDIiD. 1[ tlicse were prlvfile,s(.il!.slics, Ihey might well lie doubted but, being Gathered by the Department of Agriculture, they mast lie accepted as anthoii- tntive. One explanation for it nil i s that (he in 1 —ciuenl back lo the farms has been allogelh- ei greater than 'generally supposed. There arc two penks of farm employment in the cotton belt and in the country at liirise, one coming in June, when cotlon chopping Is In full swing and Ihe other in October, when picking is in fun blnst. H will be curious to watch, in June, for signs that the labor situation In the cotton region first iieak has been affected by conditions of l£H:i and il will be .something lo really Inlk about if evidence turns up that U lias been affected only slightly, if at, all. —The Cotlon Trade Journal. • SO THEY SAY Dnllonine is providing our people with an educational program In dietary rco.iilrements, food n ml other living values, and budgeting of both standard money nnd rationing-coupon money that will prove an asset to this nation's economy IOIIB nfirr history hns recorded the complete failure of the axis.—llemy 11. net- mnnn. National Association of Credit. Men executive manager. * * * Our government is spending millions of dollars on .shorlwnrr propaganda to foreign countries. It is obvious to me that the people of Ihc United Slates want ta know what is being said in iheir behalf.—Senator Robert A. Tnfl of Ohio. SIDE GLANCES I saw J2 ,lii])s, so 1 eaptinvil 'cm, Mini's : ii . ' ' — |..... ^ .. ..,,., »i m i o ,i n : J IH'YCl' could iiinke .speeches, cvfii as a kid here in (lie Jirih :, .could ], Miss Jenkins?" AllJFccl Up SATURDAY, APRIL 2<l,- 194,1 ] THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson •uooui oil) «t MIES S|ii3i;iui! 1KHAV Out Our Way '' "i&-~3^~. NVHJ. gaovv ONV iv .ino aaniva In Hollywood HY KltSKIXH .lOHNSDN Nl-IA Staff Cnrivs]iniiili;iil As you may have read, the linnce )1 film actress Junnitii Stark was <illcd on Cimdnlcannl several weeks But the slory of the romance nnd its lnif,'ic riirtlnjr. which wns lot printed, reads likf a Mini script. A year and n hair ago .."laniti. who ;cU her bi|; Vilm br=ak in "Edge of Darkness," met a handsome marine officer. He askrd if lie might luni hnme. he wroic Jiianlta Ihc Bond news. An hour later he was killed—crushed by n U. S. Innk lhat went om of control during routine imnicuvcrs. Reniciiibcr that world-vviw glib- tnlklni; little lirnt In "The Major niid llie Atinor"? The one who was always hrckllng GhiKcr Rogers? Ifcr name is Diana Lynn and she's Ifi years old. She just competed a By J. R. Williams Onr"Kmrri;«,r*r -.1 ^r • TT J Ulu Raiding House with Major Hoople L»\SH ) 1 GIT L JUIl P 1 call when he goi another leave similar role In "The Miracle of and she said ye.s. A few davs later Morgan's Crtok." Only this time she received a call front another -'he's even more world-wise and officer, who explained that his pal Klib-talktusr. Well, Diana was train- suddenly had been shipp-d over- "'lobe a concert pianist and she's seas mid had B i vo ,i him her tele- ft',!!' 11 " 1 lh , C ni0s , Lr *!' y ' ""''? mmloBt phone number. He nsVcd for i rtile cieature Hollywood has ever- She wasn't too putlmsiaMo ,,bo t ^"j . Bn1 t? 1 . IJl " 1 ? fl , : "' m ™ I'W'S it, but finally aerei'd. His name was !"" Uy " ltl< ' u "' Is bocnllsn "" m - v Lieut. John u< lUanr, ., m) tllc , beame engaged. Shortly alter Lieutenant If mane w.is .sent, to Guadalcanal and wax in Ihe thick of things for three months On (he dny he was given hi., I K ,VC to re- 55-T/ WES. AS SOON AS *" ' eirquTdfsisHT, ~ V»ES, THERE S N' FINE, TENOEfc W SWEET ABOUT PEOPLE "WY^ONHO LOVE W>—v FLOWERS 1 CCAD THEIR AUTO NUMBEC. WHILE JL FIND VJHEtiE THEV 8uTCHtP£0. THESE IIOSSES AIN'T SN1FF1M v \ • AFTER SOU PUT THW COTE TRUSJK UPSTW M, \M1LV_VOO GO •AUMT MS TOURIST JU- V HIM Hl& FATHER IS \ COMING TO MiW I ltU~«-TRVML •/ THE MA30R INDULGE A 8&WlW fx tiE\M?,P HOTEL LOBBIES/-.- ^•^^P ' HOOPLE— ME SHfxRp PLOOR FULL OB LOOSE life people have snid. 'You must bo a lilt],, lady. <|car.' It's sort of releasing a suppressed desire. 1 cnn just, cut loose." * * « OLAMOHOIIS CKANDMA Hollywood's oldest glamor girl. 81- j-car-oUl Adeline de Walt Reynold.^ went to work thr- other day in her tenth motion picture, 'The North Star." Adeline h one of Hollywood's most fantastic characters At (H she went to college. At 63 she was Graduated from the University of California n t Herkcley nnd then spent eight years trying to crash the screen as nn actress before she was east as a grandma three .vc.m ago in "Com? Live With Me." Her husband's death left her a wirlou- with four small children many years ap,o. Hy operating a scc- rclarml .vlwol nnd a real estate Those vital J Vitamins ... • We pride ourselves on (lie completeness of our slocks of vitamins, minerals nnd nllier nutritional nlils. We entry only ||, c | cs tcil prmlncfs orrcrofinized manufacturing laboratories. Tims, ymi arc nssincd of full value niul maximum bcnoflla wben you bring j- OU r 1'hyslcian'a prescrlplion Jiere lo be filled. Wood's Drug Store AKK, business througli many trying periods she raised and schooled the children KAI> IITISIM-.SS An important producer, to whom Martin Mooney wns Irylng to sell a slory. went lo his house the other Sunday for dinner. After the mfal (he producer took two tablespoons' of an indigestion remedy nnd fell asleep in Ihc patio. Mrs. Mooiiny cmm; to Uio same conclusion Hint it wns difficult to effect a sale In Ihc circumstances nnd sent their young twin (laughters out lo wake up (lie movie inngticl. They did— by jumping up nncl down on his ng bay window, r. S.—Mooney is now trying to sell the yarn to mother movie producer, whom he is not inviting to dinner. Cows, in the course of -a year consume about three times ns much wnter as the amount of nilk (hey give. Rend Courier News want ads. Dr. W. P. lircwer Dentist Blytlicvillp, Arkansas SPECIALS Uxtraclions Ji.on Full [JuY i- Lower I'lales $:x up 1912 Elythevillc J943 FUNNY BUSINESS 'X f/ftf~ •'•*ft j/*''''<' v ' - ^ '---,"' VV ^ •^•^ f ^ f ' ff -• ty f sss- y/ys/s W^^^~^ ^^ •^•^ ' -J^pj%r^ • ! s* f j • /fe»»_ I! ., — • .. ,/ •V-21" "We should 'hnvc known better than lo assign that !, former barber !q sentry dulyl" .SERIAL, STORY DARKJUNGLES 8YMOHN C." FLEMING & LOIS EBY , NEA SERVICE. «C., JEALOUSY CHAPTEI1 XVJ1I ^ ipHR acrid odor of wood smoke filled Barry's noslrils os he eomc tlnwn llie slcps of llio est.in- cia nnd stepped out into the early morning sunshine. Hcnaldo, his shirt sleeves rolled high on Ijis muscular arms, liis shirt open at the neck, was shonling orders arid moving tiuickly among the numerous copper kelltcs that boiled over banked charcoal fires. "Looks like a busy place nround here," Barry called when ho was only n few paces away. "From now on it will be," Re- n.-iltlo said gooil-naturally. "We've fiol to get our shipment packed and sent out by mule train to Puerto Barrios for the steamer leaving there next week." Barry stooped by a boiling ket- Ue ami watched the Indian potir n large bagful of the milky latex into Uie hot mass. "What happens after you boil this stuff?" he asked Ucnaldo. "We boil it till it's very thick," Ucnaldo stopped to explain rapidly, "and then pour it into molds where il hardens like bricks. We put our planlntion trade mark on il, and Ihc chiclero's number and then it is checked and packed inlo waterproof canvas hags for shipment." He held a nintcli iilKiiusl tlie side of the hot kettle until it flared then touched H lo his pipe. "Good 'morning!" They turned at Allison's gay call, and watched her crossing the clcaritiE from (he Indian lints. She was in while jodhpurs and a lemon yellow shirt. She was slnniing like a happy boy, nnd whistling blithely, "Don't you love all Ihis excitement?" she cried lo Barry. "What arc you two pow-wowing nboul?" "He was lellinj; me how chewing; gum is made," Barry grinned liis greeting. Renaldo went on with deep satisfaction. "It will be our biggest shipment to date. We have orders for all Ihe chicle we can produce. H seems that armies in the field like their chewing gum." AJlison grimaced at Barry. 'Tlicro!" she cried. "I told you I \v;, s coming down here to do my "it for the soldiers nnd you laughed at me!" "No great benefactor is appreciated at first," Barry winked si Itcnaldo. 'tenaldo turned lo test, a kettle "' tbi! boiling latex. "Ncvorlhc 1 . lc -w," lie said BS lie worked, "chewing gum is recognized now ; even by the Wnr Department." "Morale builder, eh?" Barry said. Renaldo nodded. The latex had not boiled long enough. He gave the stirring peddle back to the attending Ir.iiinn. * * * JJAIIRY'S smile wns fading into a brooding look of concern. "I must get back to my 0".'n job prclty quick." Allison smiled. "You're just bound to get those quicksilver •mines to help the allies to shorten the war to cut down our chicle business, aren't you?" "That's il," Dnrry told her with a terse- grin. She turned to Renaldo, abruptly serious. "How soon can you go with him?" "I must finish this batch of chicle and get it packed on the mules," Renaklo told Ijcr. "Then I must make a quick trip to the new grove lo get the chiclcros started there. Bui in n week—" "A week is loo long." Barry's impatience burned through his voice. "I'm going alone." ricnaldo'.s sharp dark eyes rested thoughtfully on Barry. "I know what you arc enduring," he snid gravely. "I am not a-patient man myself when my work is not going forward. But, believe me, it would be /ool's haste for you to go now. In Ihc first place, this fever of yours is Ircncherous. It would strike yon down, addle your (noughts when you wish to be mosl lucid." "He's right," Allison cried to Barry. "Then," Renaldo went on, "I doubt you would reach Moncha Suma alive. The Indian girl died, you know. The tr;be is up in arms. And your word will not be proof of your innocence." "H's got lo be!" Barry cried irritably. "What other proof can I get?" "My friendship." said Eennldo quietly. "When I go with you, Ibcy will not harm you. And when I tell Moncha Suma that I, his friend, vouch for you, then'he may absolve you from blame. That is the only way 1 know you may he able lo accomplish your mission." Barry drew a deep breath. "J suppose you're right." "And you will put in a word wilh the chief about his quicksilver mines?" Allison demanded of Rennldo. Renaldo nodded. "Yes, I will be glati (o do that," he said. "Thank you, Renaldo." The Sjiniiiiird^ eyes slowed ns they met Allison's. Barry felt;a new twinge of irritation. He deliberately broke up the glance. "I'm the one: to thank you," h* said hastily. "I appreciate your doing this even if 1 do sound pouchy." "RENALDO'S hand dropped Ohio 1 Barry's shoulder. "It's a great ' pleasure to do it for you—and.'fl Miss Topping," lie said. He turned " | lo an Indian waiting with his testing ladle. .-•',' Barry and Allison strolled ! across the clearing toward. Uie.' estancia. Allison was frowning. "There must be some way we can cut down that week," she murmured. "But I know Renaldo has lo go to the new grove. He told me last night what a find it is. The monladores reported it to be richer than the main one just north of Hie estancia. And he lias • to be there to hire a new. crew of chicleros from the Indians coming over from Lcdie." 'You sound just like a-career woman," Barry leased. "What's wrong wilh that?" Allison's violet eyes turned up toward . him gleaming with the light of: battle. 4i : "Nolliing, nothing!" Barry re- : Irealcd hastily. "I guess it's your t own business." . J : 'I've been under that impres-^f| sion for a long time," she said " gaily, "but you're slow about gelling it into "your head. Now Renaldo is a very smart man. He j knows enough not to argue when a woman mnkcs up her mind." • "If it's about your going back ; lo New York," Bany said, "I don't think he wants to nrgue any more." ' 4 She gave him n mischievous,*, secrelive smile. "Henaldo is a prince," she said, "anci he worked up from a pauper. He lold'm* how fiendishly poor he was as i kid, and how ambitions. When he was a little virchin in Rio he did odd jobs, sold papers, ran errands, cut hedges. Finally he woiked liis way through law school al the university there. Father met him al Puerto Barrios and hired him on a percentage basis shortly before he died. He says it's d>* first chance he's had lo get Ihft profits fvom his own ingenuity." I "Is he going to make his charm '• pay loo?" Barry demanded as he:^ opened llie door for her. , ,v*J She sent him a wide-eyed slar»- of innocence. "I don't know'whit you mean," slie smiled demurely.•', "But he did say once lhat a for* j tune teller told him he would b* ! rich and powerful and marry, k ' beautiful blond." . > (To Be

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