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ma FOOT BLYTHBVlLtB '(ARK.); COURIER NEWS WPJDNKSDAY, .JUNK 2, 10-13 THE BLYfHEVILLE* COURIER NEWS' THE COrjRim NEWS CO. : H. W. HAINES, Publisher SAMUEL F. MORRIS, Editor 1 JAMES A. OATENS, Adverllsliig Manager > 6de.NiUon«l Advertising Representative*: Waltee Witner Co., New York, Chicago, DeBolt; Atfrnta. Memphis, ' Publlihed Every Afternoon Except Sunday Altered as second-'class matter at the . post- office »t Blj thevllle, Arkansas, under act o! Con- '.tftu. October 9; 1917. -' ' Served by the United Press. SUBSCRIPTION KATES By carrier In the city of Blythevllle, 20o per week, or 85c per month. ' By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, t4.00 per w»r »200 for six months, $1.00 for three months; py mall outside 50 mile zone $10.00 per ycnr ptyablp In advance. Corporate Profits One Safe Test Publicists consistently critical of Business complain that the big war inclns- tiics are making unconscionable profits but of their contracts. As evidence, they point to earnings statements. We •; refer these to the annual report of •General Motors, which has the biggest volume of war contracts, and the most • diversified production line. Last year General Motors' sale's were; •half a billion dollars higher than in any year except 19<11. Yet its net income was smaller than in any year since 193'1, except the '.'recession" year of 1938 : B'it this, it can be argued, is a sin- gle corporation, even though an enormous one All right, let's take the National Industrial Conference Hoard's study of 495 of the biggest industrial coiporationb, whose net sales last year 'aggiegated 537,854,000,000, a gain of 23 pet cent over 1941 and 110 per cent ovei 1939 . '. , After all charges, these corporal ions eaincd $>1,972,000,000 last year, which \\as 16 pei cent under their 15M1 net and 2i pei cent above 1931).'s. Reserves lo< we!''for' conlingencieri, renegotiation , of... contracts, post-war 1 needs and for other purposes wore twite as high last year as in 1941. Rc- 'serves for taxes were half again as high .The lax reserve alone look 150 per cent of every taxable dollar of income , ., .....•'. . . . •, In'One sense renegotiation, conlin- 1 gency and post-war reserves might be considered as profits. But that sense ' would not be realistic. Renegotiation is necessary because 'these, industries have suddenly been -.plunged .'into..making items on which | neither they'"nor. anybody else lias had i mass production experience. They lig- ( ure costs as intelligently as possible. | They know that if their price is loo 1 low they can- do nothing about it; so / they charge what seems adequate, wjth • full knowledge that, if efficiency cuts i costs below anticipation, the contract I #111 be lenegptialed to take away any I ,'£x<!essiVe piofit. « <, •> i - , • .»...» • Every major war producer has had \ to eonveit his plant from civilian goods. •| ; ' After the. war he must reconvert.-This {'. will re(iuire millions of dollars, and !' Mill' take many months during which | nothing .will be coming in. Only by | accumulating post-war reconversion ' and contingency funds can any important manufacturer re-enler the civilian ••production field. . . • ' Reserves for such purposes are not ; truly piofits, and do not alter the gon- ^eral fact that big industry is making j'| smaller profits today than at any lime > since it went to war. The National Civil Service Reform League, which long has been a bulwark of the merit system in government employment, adds its voice to protest against the McKellnr bill, which would require Senate confirmation for all appointment:) In administrative positions that pay from $4500 up. "This proposal," Ihe League warns, "is a direct threat lo the war effort, Jt. strikes al Hie very heart of the merit system principle of selection for public positions. H makes a career system virtually impossible. It places a premium on political connections of persons whose capacity may be mediocre. Those who rely on merit and ability alone arc placed at a decided disadvantage." The intent and the effect of the McKellar bill should bo recognized clearly by all who are interested in the efficiency of our maslodonic federal government, which has close lo three million man and women on its payrolls, exclusive of the armed services. Ostensibly—and t h c r o is not too much reason fo go •behind the claim— liie bill is designed lo give Congress control over all persons who help to 'make federal policy. * * • This desire is increased, if not inspired, by the extent to which, under wartime laws, properly or improperly, the executive departments are making • and altering law so that congressmen liuvu no idea what the law may be nt any given time. * The bill is aimed at what Senator McKellnr and many others regard as usurpation of unconstitutional powers by a vast and expanding bureaucracy. It iiroiiscs much sympathy in the public breast. Nevertheless, its effect, unless lui- mail nature has changed overnight, would be lo make stale and local party leaders the judges as lo who should till every responsible job in Washington. Their judgment inevitably would rest upon the parly loyalty and activity of candidates, rather than upon ability to serve the nation in time of stress. • • -:•' -. * t t t. . • "Senate confirmation," Hie League warns, "neither prevents over-expansion of personnel nor assures against the appointment of over-y.calous and officious bureaucrats. It substitutes one evil for another by inevitably injecting the patronage system." And the. League adds: "The World Wnr has now brought the United- Stales to the point where but one lest can safely be applied to our public service—competence." *T TXtK'^^ E ^*wso^iW^i; r* I ~: ' • m V:^^ J ^'co'pYniCHT,-'j943rNE:A'stRvreEriNc.j "Whatever yon do, don'l say '\Vlml do you know?' to 'lint—lie's jusl been investigated by a Senate committed" By William F«rgu*olt THIS CURIOUS WORLD ALEUTIAN ISL-ANDS, EXTENDING OUT FROA\ THE ALASKAN COAST, REACH FARTHER. WfSr OF " SEATTLE. WASHINGTON, THAN THE EASTERNMOST POINT OF A'iAINE REACHES £ASr OF .SEATTLE. CALIFORNIA PRODUCES THE CHAPTER I TT «11 began the day before. Naturally, I didn't know that anything was- beginning then. I mean !t began the day before we found the body. That was on Wednesday, and it was unrcason- •ably hot for early June, hot with a muggy, uncomfortable stickiness that presaged the storm to come. ; Margaret had come up to my room after dinner to finish arranging my things. We'd thought we had the house all set for'the summer, and then that morning had come a telegram from Kathy—she's my oldest granddaughter, child of Walter's first marriage—saying thai she had changed her plans anc was coming to slay at Kraiktowcr lor a couple of weeks before going to New York. Originally Margaret had unpacked my things in the turquois< bedroom, which has the sitting room attached. They are thi rooms I .usually occupy at Kraik tower. Connie, she's Walter's see ond wife, and a comely thing will her blond hair and tawny skir had been assigned the mulberr. room at the other front corner o (he house, while Jack and Judj the twins, and their nurse occu pied the rose room in between. Margaret is the only sorvan who regularly sleeps in the house She has the back bedroom at th head of the stairs. Margaret ha been with me for 30 years. But Kathy's, coming upset th neat arrangement. ,' '••' .•, ••••:• '>',.* .; . Everyone 'at Kraiktower i summer wants a bedroom frontin the lake. Not only because o£ th lake 'breeze but because they ar the, or>5y. decently furnished bedrooms in.the house. •Yen years before, when Michael and I:had the house done over, expecting to mak'e'it our.year-'round home, .we had these.four spacious front rooms redecorated in the colorful modern manner with all new furnishings. Our old furniture : and' the .family heirlooms from-which-we could not bring ourselves to part were relegated to-the back bedrooms. . As a result one of these is done in atrocious golden oak with a brass -bedstead which was our wedding bed, arid the other, the one Margaret sleeps in, is a conglomeration of odds and ends including the enormous black walnut wardrobe .which Grandmother Pottierbrought over from France KATH.Y The shadow of Derek Crady's murder fell on :'..::: r.x:r. Where were they at the time of bis death? DETECTIVES USE DIRTY METHODS TO MAKE Don't Wait, Hitler—But We're going to build another million tons of landing craft for invasion purposes, nl ii cost of a billion nnd three- quarters dollars. This would suggest, if anybody is inlercslccl, thai we have an idea of landing troops somewhere. The continent of Europe is mentioned. If Hi Her is smart lie won't count upon having thai much time lo prepare. Our own hunch is thai preparations lo Ian Der Fuehrer's hide were made long ago, ami that before this order of landing craft is completed Anglo-American troops will be lighting on land toward Berlin. Invasions arc planned well in advance. And after liorlin comes Tokyo. We'll be landing troops there, too— about next year, shall we savV '•-.-. . "'•-— ^s* {^sy^ / e-'i. SUM RICHARD PHELPS, /11//^ait/(&2 t {t/fSC£>fi9'~n- \ KEXT: A bat that catches fish. • In Hollywood I«V KKSKINK JOHNSON NKA SlalT Correspondent A career in frustration— SB vears of it — flnnlly has conic to an end. Edward Everett, llorton has gone romantic. For more tlian a quarter century, Horton, meek, mild and frustrated, has never even looked at Ihc girl. Now. in "The Girls He Left Behind." lidclie becomes the negrcttor. turns on Ibe romance and pursiuvs exotic Carmen Miranda until .she flnnlly screams for help. . . . On thf: theory that what plca.scs service men is potential box olflrc man- Irene and Alan Marshall as sweel- licnrls and winds up 25 years later with Marshall playing the dual role of her son. . . . Mnrtha Raye will do the commentary for a new government short based on her camp tour in Africa. It will be her first serious role. • » WORST imi:ssKi> MAN William Powell, whose usual film roles present liim as OUR of the best-dressed men on the screen, becomes the worst-dressed as an astronomv profr.ssor in "The Heavenly Hodv." Even- nt^hl after na, moviemakers arc. .itii'ivitiK au- < work they send out his clothes dience reactions to Army-camp shows nnd plotting future productions accordingly. Soni; and dance numbers In Kay Kvscr's new musical, "Around the World," will reflect the dictates of Ihe soldiers' to be mussed for the next day's scenes. . . Aiuly Devine's two sons, Tad and Dennis, recently ulded the expression "tools" tc their vocabularies. In spile of ptoldlnes from papa. Ihe boys used with her a century ago. ' Sp'foilowmgreceipt ot tlie telegram that morning, Margaret ant I had gone into consultation ari( decided it would be best If '. moved into the mulberry room gave Kathy the rose room, ant put Connie into the turquois room. ".Then the twins' small bed could be put up in the adjoining sitting roorn. That yrould leave trie Bolder oak room to serve as Walter' dressing room when he cam down. Miss Lake, the nurse __1—' would have to go.out to the towe to sleep. ;''',' Everyone was suited cxcep Miss Lake. She sulked all da after . Connie apologetically in formed her of the change. Sh felt herself, a b, it above the othe servants and didn't like the pros pect of sleeping in the riuoc-r, four-storied tower which gives our summer place its name, and furnishes living space for the chauffeur, cook, and housemaid, besides serving as a garage. As I said, Imogene Lake sulked and put in her lime fussing un- ^cessarily with the children and ft all the labor of moving our olhes and personal belongings Margaret and Clara, the up- airs maid. It was no wonder Margaret was tired and a bit nappish. She finished arranging my toilet lings on the dressing table, put ly favorite' books where I.could each them without getting out of ed, and with a mulfled, "Good ight, Miss Marthe," ul lusl hob- led oul of the room. I was too listless lo turn the adio on after she had gone. Beides I had some grim thoughts talking my conscience thai might s well be fnced then as later. Cathy's dark eyes that morninf vhen she had rushed in anc [rabbed me in one of her lioy- lenish hugs had thoroughly up- el me.' "; ' ','•' "';'' " ! .. They were brilliant and biighf but they weren't the eyes .Of ; irl who is happy because she i: soon to become a bride. * And Kathy should have been. She wa :oing to New York to buy he trousseau. * * * 9 T.HADN'T been altogether happ •*• about the coming marriagi anyway, although Walter an Connie were so relieved lo thin that Kathy was going lo sett doyvn and get married—respec ably married—that they talked o nothing else. Now that I ha looked into Kalliy's gliUerh eyes I was even unhnppicr. George Baker was all right, his way. A well-bred, wcll-ta lorcd young man. He was indu trious, foo, dcvolcd to huiKvins up the sizable fortune which IKK! been left him into one, two or three times as Irn-gc via the bank-- ing" business. You couldn't pos-; sibly find a fault with him, but; you couldn't find anything excit-i ing about him either. j When I-thought ot Kathy, o\ir 1 athy, as his wife my mind I iggcct clown. The prospect was I o unutterably drab beside the! emoi'ics of my own early mar-' ed days when Michael had hadl illung but liis youth and an idea | id every day bad a brand ncwj id bewildering adventure. . . . 11 ghcd: Perhaps there weren't j ly love marriages like thai any, .ore. ! The next moment I scourged' ivselt: "Don't be a hypocrite; ow . . . sighing and feeling sovry t ecaiise Kathy is being cheated . . as if you were n't to, ame. .. . v." . i Hadn't I helped break up that arly Hccn-agc infatuation be- ween Kathy and Derek? If we. ad lei Kathy go her own hcacl-j Irony way then, even as I had. vhcn, I' 1'a'h • away 'and married! YKchael,''she 1 'wouldn't have been!' ncing' 'any ciit-and-dricd, mon- ' marriage lo George Baker j low.-.'. I-,'.' I Weakly I tried to justify my-; seU. After all, Derek Gratly' ladn't been another Michael ICraik. .'Subsequent events had proved .that. Derek had since spent a.term in a reformatory and ,vas, I.understood, on parole now for another oltcnse. It was well e found Kathy that time and brought' her back home. ! I fin-illy fell asleep and slept lilcc a log in spile of the heat and a bad conscience, and woke to n, day thai promised lo be a replica, of the .one before. ( If only it had been! i .(To Be CoiitiiiucdX ; ever heard in Hollywood. tastes, observed in scores ot shows Ihe word as frequently us possible. in military areas. • • • Irene Dunne will certainly have to be versatile in licr love milking in Metro's "White cliffs of Dover." "Hie story -.tarts in 19U with Out Our Way . By. J. R. Wflliama Our Boarding House with Major Hoople BUT POETRY 15M'T MUST -BE ' NJ-TVV MCB6TUFF DU6K.' AGUY THA.T PUT6 IN KM HONE6T NtfTGONNK SEE NOTKiN' NICE 'ABOUT' THE HOUC \\EU_,1H',6 15 MY f AP.'; i,OME O/VV THEUOM WILL. TURM OM NOU JACKALS.' f JUDGE- REMCHH Hl?> USUAL SALLOWS MOOD, MA30R.NOLS PEND THE GUMMER. ESCROW WHN NOT MOUR PLUG HW To A DO SOU tHINl< VOU'LU ee OUT TIME TO 16 vlBT MV SHIFT. Ori, I LCSH >VN' MEED 1 IT COMES FROM TH 4 GREAT CAESAR J VtH>?> CLASSIFIED I/ITEM ( S\ftV >THE HOOPLE >HOf, I WHERE'S t-Pl ?vr# ZJrb N'6 C\V.L, \ ox A FAQM 1O 6ET 'EM TRtE THE TOOT- BM.L FIELD ? Topper, .catne the olhcr day nt .•cliool when 8-yenr-old Tnd misbehaved nnd the tcuchcr ordered him to remain alter class. "Okay, loots." chirped the youngster. "It's date." . . . Ilona Massey's new heartbeat is Glenn Harsh, an Ar- Ihur Murray dnnccr. First it was gangsters, then It wns zoot suits and now It's lap sitting, of all tilings, which brings frowns to movie censors. The censors refused to tiass a four-mln- ulc scene of Dorothy McGuirc sil- ling on screen husband Robert Young's lap for Ihe picture "Clau- jdin." en grounds that she sal there I "too lonft." According to the censors, lap sitting on the screen Is lokeh It tlic girl doesn't sit more than two minutes. The studio, cut two minutes from Ihc scene. * * • Sight of lie week: Orson Welles .sending his coat out to be' pressed vvlille dining with .Rita Hayworth jal tlic Hollywood Tropics. . . .. They're reviving "Finln" at the Beaux Arts Ihcalcr June 2. A New ! York actress, Riuh Brande, will be Sadie Thompson. CDSTOMKU I.VRK i Wonder If Utiia Turner knows lhal n picture gallery nt Ocean Pnrk has n ver-r-r-y unflattering photo of her taken (here. It's used as a customer lure. I Scores of actors have quit films for war plants, Ed MncDonnld' says that a friend of his, an Cx- nclor now nt Lockheed, Is com: plaining that there's more stage likliou around the plant than lie "What's worse," says the ex-1 THE CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT actor, "the former Thespians do' OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY,. AH the best acting they've ever done KANSAS, when they pretend not to rccbg- Myrtle L. Fo\, Admmi.s-lralrix nlze each other." f the Estate of F. E. Fox, De- cased, vs. No. 8214 larry I'erkiny, iJclcndant. WARNING OUDUi: The ilcfciidiint. Harry Perkins, s hereby warned lo appear i:i Ills court within thirty dny.s and inswcr Hie oomplainl of the above lamed plainlin*. and upon his fuil- ire to do so said complaint will 1C taken as confessed. Witness my liaml as clerk of said court and Ihc sent thereof on this 24 day cf May, 1013. HARVEY MORRIS, Clerk By Doris Muir, Hep. Clerk. Reid A Evrard. Allys. for 1'ltf. Jesse Taylor, Ally, ad Lllrm. IN THE CHANCERY COURT FOR. 1 sissippir County, Arkansas, within WARNING ORDER IN THE' CHANCERY' COURT OF CKICKASAWBA DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY. ARKANSAS. Thomas W. Lnngford, iPlainlifT, Louise No. 8226 Lnngford. Defendant. The defendant Lonise C. Langford is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint, of the plaintiff Thomas W. I.angford. . Dated this 1 day of June, 1943. HARVEY MORRIS, Clerk By Doris Miilr, D. C. Percy A. Wright, Atty. tor Pltf. Claude F. Cooper, Atty. ad Litcm. WARNING ORDKK IN THE CHANCKRY COURT OP CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT Ol MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, All KANSAS. John sllvkn, Plninllff, vs. No. 8191 thirty (lays from the dale hereof lo answer a complaint, filed ngtiinst i>cr by Herbert. Smith. , Dated 'Ibis 1st Day of June, 1013. HARVEY MORIMS, Clerk liy Doris Muir, Deputy. Head ^ Kvrarrl, Allys. for I'llll. Waller L. t'upe, Atty. ad Lilcm. 6/2-0-1C-23 'i'anks .first wcvo used ill warfare by Hie British. WANNING ()KIH:i< Mary Glass Smith is warned lo ap])car in the Chancery Comi for llic Chickasawba nistricl of Mis- Elsie Slivka, Defendant. Tlic defendant Elsie olivka Is hereby wnnied to • appear within thirty days in the courl named in the caption hereof and answer Uic complaint of the plaintiff John Slivka. Dated this '26 day ol April, 1943. HARVEY 1 MORRIS, Clerk By Dork Muir, D. C. 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