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BLTTHEVIttB 'CARKJ COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, -JUNE 3, 1!M3 •' THE BLYfHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher • SAMUEL F. NOBRIS, Editor JAHBB A. GATENS, Advertising Manager "" Me National Advertising Representatives: Witner Co., New York, Chlcsgo, Demi,. Atlanta, Memphis. 'Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Altered as second class matter at the post- •Bfce at Blythevifle, Arkansas, under act o! Con- October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press, SUBSCRIPTION RATES ' , By carrier In the city ol Blythevtllc, 20o per tMCk, ot S5c per month. ; Br mall, wittiin a radius of 60 miles; $4.00 per war. »200 for six months, $1.00 for three months; ByTmaU ouUide 50 mile zone J10.00 per yrar payable In advance. .-.-". Aren't-Impressed " .-It may be a headache for a brstss lial who has Client years winding liiinself up in red-(ape and pulling » »cw length of ramrod in his back every lime seniority day rolled around and hrouifhl , him new and more impressive shoulder • ornaments,'Bui the tliiiiB thai makes • American fighting men lovable lo the ; nation, and (trended by.'Us enemies, ia i their utter refusal to be impressed by bumptious tradition. :" ' .Thousands of young officers who but ;.' recently were students, clerks, foremen and funnel's have. carved their ""names in the tablets ol American history as superior fighting men. They ; are the same irreverent youngsters "">ho, unlil they were sent inio battle, amused themselves slicking pins into the stuffiness of military etiquette and - -formulae '""''Here, from a glossary provided by a •'naval ensign, ib hon they interpret ^some of the biomules' their profcssion- "al"supeiiois have woiked out Ihruugh the years foi mihlaiy correspondence. ' ."Refened foi ictn.irks." An unscrupulous method of making a junior of• ficer do all the v,oik so that his senior need only add Ihc word "forwarded," and sign his name. "I approach Iho subject wilh an open mind" 1 am complelely ignorant of the whole subject "A growing body of opinion." Two ," very senioi ofhceis agree. • "Opinion ib vudelj helil.VL'hreo very • senior^-staff oiTiceii agree.V v . - ;••'•'; ; "Undoi consideialion." Papers are ! temporarily mislaid. | "Under ' active consideration." j have somebody stait looking for ] file ' j "I concui geneially." r haven't i the papei and don't want to be bound ; bv, anything I m.iv say. "All oideis issued by my predeces- t sor aie to leniain in force." 1 haven't ', read them yet, but will alter them as ! spoil as I find out uhat is in them. "This niatlei is being dealt wilh separately " The \Miter hopes it will be forgotten before anything has lo be done. "Being in all icspects ready for sea." Navigator, senioi onicer and siifl'icicnl gin aie on boaid These definitions, obviously, arc on the builesque side aud do not rcllect the smceie mpect that most junior of- iiceis^fccl lo\\aid most seniors. Hut also they cut i ighl through Hie sUiU'- •ing in the shirt. Did you ever try to put up a false ..'front for a bright child'.' Well, it's just ' as silly to try to impress a reserve officer. Argentine Justice Argentina doesn't rate* very high wilh other Americans'right now, while she holds buck from hemisphere solidarity c.gaiiisl the AxiH. That shouldn't prevent us from giving three rousing cheers for Judge Tobal of the criminal court, who lined a couple for naming two of their children Xoroastcr and Jupiter. t Too many men and women have gone through life hiding the shame of silly names thai, were pinned on them before they were able to do anything in self- defense. Once such a tag is altachcd, publicly, it is all bill impossible to shako. There always is some wise guy (o dig the buried moniker onl of the deepest grave. Judge Tohal obviously is a gentleman, a scholar and henceforth the pa- Iron saint of otherwise defenseless in fan Is. I'll the \iymunl On Account (,'encral Girauil has paid $15,000,000 on account for essential civilian leiul- iciisi! supplies sent by us to North Africa which, up lo that time, amounted 10 around 925,000,000. This is a noble gesture on the part of Ihe French leader. It should not create any false impression Dial he is in position lo continue paying for all I he liberated I'Yeneh colonies must have, 11 is to our advantage, as much as to General Girami's, that the colonials should be kept strong and healthy and friendly lo Ihe Allies. Some day, in the distanl future,, it will be lime to determine how much, it any, we can reclaim against our Icnd-leasc exports. Meanwhile, let's give Giraud credit for trying. WOMEN K WON'T TAL THB (TORYI Klihj'* l.Airn • l»««»»t <*•« »ke U ran I ex <• Kr*lkl«wfr f»r A ciMple of l>r*lu ttlort krr mmtrtmgt to Vtmiff Baker BfMU Gra.dmolhtr 9<rallc fcfem.M It • »•• • r r- mrrmmstmrml of the ho.**, mince rhlltrt. «!•« htv? to W BecaBtBto- 4a1e4. 8b* !• more •rrlOBvljr prr- • 4BTB«4, tBBBKB, WBeH «he Her* K*4ky BBd rtBlUrB BBC Im mat In l»T* wltk the ••• ifc* U Vfvtiff to Burrr. • • . • FKUD CHAPTER II "I'm always getting them mixed up, General—is it; a Panzer movement and pincer division, or vice versa?".; THIS CURIOUS WORLD By WlUUm Ferginofl Quick On Trigger The sponsors who walked out on Pittsburgh's town meeting of the air, because Hie debate subject was "Should the President ol' the United Stales Have a Fourth Term," seem lo have been rather quick on Ihc trigger. Tlic dissidents charged that the topic selected was a trial balloon scnt/up,by ''New : DcajciV'Vriiat''does' not sbeiuJrerl- sonabtc, because Ihc question already had been tossed into the political cauldron in Washington and had become a mailer of public interest, and is an inevitable topic for discnsion. MASTIFF BAT CAKHUS Ft-SW.t • MOST DANGEROUS TEMPERATURES FOR. THE FORMATION OF /cf OA/ A/ftcftArr A'RE THOSE BETWEEN 2O° AND 34°;FAHREUHEIT...,, IT GUIDES LOW OVER THE WATER AND SCOOPS UP 5MALL FISH FROM THE SURFACE... • AND IF 8V ACCIDENT . IT FALLS IMTD THE • WATER, IT CAN ' TAKE TO THE AIR AGAIN, LIKE A SEAPLANE. . II is China's wish la become :i modern, democratic country, to develop her Industrial life. . to bring about a renaissance of Chinese i-iillurc, and to-'enjoy Iruc independence and liberty. • -rCatholic Bishop Vu IMn. • SO THEY SAY The people of Amcrlcn know tl|nt the iilqitnnc, the radio, mass production nnd other sclcnlitlc Inventions linvc cJiiuigcd Mio world. They know there Is no plncc In llic world of tomorraw for a hermit nalloii.—Lieut. Comclr. Hnrold E. Slasscn, cx-Mlunrsoln governor. - * * * A.consliuil world-wide interchange of Inlov- mutlon can help us nchlcvc an ciuUirici^ pence as surely ns il Is now helping us lo win this war.—Associate OWI Director Milton S. Elsen- hower. * * t When young people feel thai they have no plncc in Ilic world, nothing lo look forwnrd lo In the future, then Ihcy may become ready lo follow :i learter like Hitler, who promises (hem a plncc of usefulness.—1'rof. Max Wcilheimcr of the New York School lor Soclnl ncsenrch, New York. « • • When Ihc wars lire over anil Hie victory is v.-on Ilicre nmy be n loud clamor lo ".send (lie hoys home." If Ihc immobilization Is .disorderly il may well lie a clci-aslailng sliock to our society. Millions of youii}; men will have lo be al>- forbed. The problem demands ouv best. Ihlnklng Riul planning, lest Iliroufji chaotic deiiiobllba- li-jn we lore the very ricmonnlir principles lor whith we n G ht.-Navy Secretary Frank KHOX. rR. 19*1 BY NEA SCRVlCt. IKC. t. M. REG. U. 5. PAT. OFF. SCI EN O GRAPH V O IS THE STUDY OF WHAT • ANSWER: The slucly of the moon's physical features. In Hollywood was already at break^ fast 'when. I went down that morning.' She had on a slack suit. I noticed the outflt because Connie usually goes in lor very feminine attire and leaves the misculinc fadi lor her less curve- blessed sisters. . She srnliea at me, her sweet rather shy smile, and then I saw her'face freeze. Looking over my shoulder I saw that Kalhy hud followed me into the breakfas room. I I knew then that they had an- I other one ot their rows last evening after I took to my bed. 1 I'll have to backtrack here o 'you won't understand about th< • feeling between Kathy and Con [nie! Neither one of them wu (really to blame for it. • Connie, be fin'g 1 conscientious, felt it was he 'duty'to straighten out the life o Baiter's daughter. And Kath resented Connie because sh stepped into her dead mother shoes. Kathy never saw he father's side of it. Walter was faithful to Harrie during the twelve long years her invalich'sm—and that's a Ion time.in any man's life. I didn censor him when he married Con nie, who had been Harriet's la ntirfe, less than a year alter Har riet^s death. In fact, human nature bein what it is, I was delighted whe I found Connie as sensible as si to be. She-was a jjeaul ful girl and it might welt have been thai she married Walter, who was 45 and turning a distinguished gray at. the temples, lor his money. i : . Bill il developed that she married him for love. Jack and Judy c»mc along jusl fifteen months after the wedding and Connie was devoted to them and Waller. Her only mistake was in deciding that she had to mother Kathy, too. And Kathy only a year younger than she. Kalhy rebelled, naturally. She .went oul to the west coast am dabbled in the movies: She spent rhost of her time out there for the next two-years, and occasionally rumors 'of., her attending some wild party, or being squired abou by, some socially ambitious actor sifttHijback east to put more gray riairj'in..Walter's Head. , ; And then last Easter, home on a duty, visit, she had suddenly got herself engaged to George Baker, whom she had known since babyhood. . And: Connie and Walter were'• going, around looking like two: cats .who had -swallowed the cream: pitcher. 'And this brings me up to the moment wherTKathy joined Connie and me in the breakfast room and the temperature dropped to 30 below, zero. 'After a few moments of uncomfortable silence, Connie made some • excuse about the twins arid rose and left the room. : Kathy sat there staring at the golden-topped' egg on her plate. Then .with a-preoccupied air she picked up he!-'coffee and a piece • Clint Mattison was staring at Kathy. "My grand"daughter," I explained with the feeling that 1 was talking to air, ., rcction of tlic living room, witli- out a word of apology, * » * '; A BOUT a week after Margaret **- and I had come down to Kraiktowcr that spring a young man had presented himself at my front door. I-thought then, and still do, that lie was one of the ugliest men 1 hud ever seen. Bui he was ugly in a virile masculine way. There was a vholcsome smell of outdoors nnd pipe smoke and tweeds about him, nnd when he- smiled il lit up his somber face like the sun coining from behind a cloud. He- explained, that clay when he first appeared, that ho was a writer of detective stories, that his name was Clint Mallison, that he could pay me in advance, and that HY KUHKINE JOHNSON .known Donald a lonjj lime—and we NKA Staff correspondent knew he'd be a star some day. I Remember Small Fry? Of courfc j us t hart to be. -He was born it. ou rio. A 12-year-old named Don\ld O'Connor who stole Ihe show as Dins Crosby's klcl brolher in the notion picture, "Sing You Sinners," filmed five years ago. Played in several other films and then disappeared from Ihc screen. Well, Ihe other day Universal sludio previewed n plcldre litled. THK KOVAt, FAMILY You'vs heard a lol of st-crie about kids being raised in theatri cnl trunks. Well, Brother, Donnlc O'Connor's story tops them all. Hi mother. Elfic Irene, was a trnpez artist and hick rider. His father who died when he wns only si months was Chuck Connor ol.toastaaci ambled off ia the di- he wanted to rent the Collage. The Cottage is a rustic studio sort of cabin built down in the woods by Michael as a honeymoon hideaway for Walter and Harriet. They spent all their summers there until Harriet became ill, but Connie will never go near the place—jealousy, I suppose. It is too far from the big house to use as servants' quarters, and the last few seasons I have rented it to respectable vacationing couples attracted to our neighborhood by the excellent felling in the lake. O Well, Clint Mallison wasn't a couple hut I saw no harm in a young man burying himself alone in the woods for Ihc summer if it enabled him to turn out beller detective yarns. A good many I have read would have been all the better for a little burying of the plot or Ihc author, or both. So.I rented him the Cottage. What I didn't know at the time, however, was that he was also an amateur glider enthusiast '-and that using the hill at the end. of the lake as his taking-oil point-he was liable (o come- bumping down' upon the landscape in a suicide contraption any time he could find, someone with n car and a mind to. give him a tow. j * * * rpHAT morning, the first after - 1 . Katlij; came down, Clint Matison came to. pay another monfirs i rent aiul Margaret showed him • nlo my study at tiie end of thoj downstairs hall. I gave him a re- j ccipt, and quipped him about his- recent landing in Farmer Miller's pig pen. He blushed, as he did easily, and starlcd to go. j I walked into the hall with him, and Kathy—she had changed into a' flamboyant black and white polka-dotted sport dress and a short black wool box coat—came pell-mell down the stairs and al- mosl ran over him in that arrogant way of hers. Clint Mattison stood staring after her. Kathcrino is quite an eyeful. "My granddaughter," I explained wilh the feeling that I was talking lo air. , {.The. plan's gray eyes gradually ' me, and 'as lie collected'hisipi'eScncc of mind and bade me good morning all over again, I'heard the roar ot a motor. So I knew Kathy must have taken one of the cars out. : She wasn't back at lunch time, cither. . And: something while and set about' Connie's face kept me from asking her if she knew where Kathy had gone. They must have had a whale of a row last night, I thought. • As we finished luncli the long threatening' electrical storm rumbled Up over :the horizon. I re-, member my nerves jumping'at the first roll of thunder. I .didn't know, however, that my peace and quiet for clays to come had been shattered by that'thunder clap. ,, (To Be Continued) 'i "Mister HtB," starring Donald professional boxer nnd one of tlic O'Connor. The Invitations snUI. grealest. acrobatls in show business, "The prize surprise of the year." And lor once Hollwood invitations told the (ruth. • Donald O'Connor, now IT. IS the prize celluloid surprise of 1043. . There's no doubt about it. The pic- World Through Rose Colored Glass- . Donald made his debut. In viuidc- ville at 13 months doing hand 'stands. At 14 months he was dan'c- ing tlic Black Bottom. At four he was singing. "I'm Looking at the Universal .-in a' little epic, "What's Ceokln'.'Vplayed in several other pictures arjd then won slardom In "Mister Big." : • Right now he's co-starring i\vith Suranne Foster in "Angelia." Ills next will be "Man of the Family." After thai he'll probably be in the Army. He'll be 18 in August.' "I'll probably go into the air corps," ho snys. He never follows the script, of his pictures. Tic likes to put the dialog into his own words. He has always 'Wanted to be a good dancer j but doesn't praclice. '• "I'm too lazy," he says. He- is now ('/lie of the few remain'"£ Members' 'of that trade', jjpecial- izhig in the repair of farm inn- lown, aided -JJnr- 1 chinery and \ 'shoeing nlwul 50 Enlcriirisinfr Smithy ' '*'• ERTE. PH. (tiPi— The policy 'of going directly lo Hie fanner, saving them trips ncy Weaver lo weather the advent of Hie automobile, which spelled 'cuvlains" lor most blacksmiths. The African jOutOurWay By J. R. Williams Our Boarding House witli Major Hoople SOME CW, SOMETIME SOMEHOW I'M GOIMG TO OUTSMART THAT BW.' 1 MADE HIM STAY WDOORS SO HE'P STAY OUT OF MISCHIEF OUT POORS.' T / COME I M S THE OLD 80V OUT MO, BUT t PARSED UMR I FOR "WE WORMING OERBV.' DID AsN OF WITH ^FL^c 1 ^^LIGHT AMD A ING HIS \vjf\S THROUGH TW£ 3, MFMNJE: WOODS' WHY MOTHERS GET GRAtf lure makes Small Fry Ihc Mr. Dig es." And at 10 he was wearing of Hollywood. He's a one-man shtia 1 . diamond rings, tailor mnrtc clothes, He sings eight numbers, plays spats, lo]> hat, and cane and con- the plnno, inugKs, plays Ihe clari- sideral himself "Ihc toughest little net, fences, swings the classics wilh guy in show business." ' . a school orcheslra. does a blackface il was the O'Connor Family then routine, Jitterbugs, does an impcr-' _ma and seven kids. Four of the sonation of a ration-mail grocery children later dl?<i. They called clerk, swings a Greek drama and themselves "The Royal Family of makes love like Clark Gable. Prize Vaudeville." And they were. Ex- sui prise Is right. cepl- they were always going broke. mil It's no surprise to us. We've ; They couldn't resist betting on the .lorscs. •'Ma finally straightened it out," Donald once told me. "One day she •.aid, 'Nobody gambles except me.' II was an order and it stuck." As "The Royal Family of Vaudc- villr," Ihc O'Connors loured all Ihc top • circuits. When they were broke, Ihe played lent shows, and fairs and circuses. Donald almost broke his neck, at 7, falling off a trapeze between shows. But he was lough—plenty lough, He never went to school unlll he was 12. In 1038 Ihe O'Connors were broke. Somebody mentioned Hollywood. They thought It was n good idea and arrived in inovlctown In n model T Ford. Their first Job wns a motion picture benefit. They rhould have bceu giving Ihc benefit, for Ihc O'Connors. Someone spotted Donald, sent him lo Paramount and he landed the role of Blng Crosby's kid brother, Small Fry, In "Sing You Sinners." He worked In several more pictures nnd then the family received a good vaudeville offer Jusl as one of Ihc older brothers. Bill, died. | They couldn't do Iheir net wilhoul . Donnld. So he chucked his film career and returned to vaudeville. I5,»OK TO KILMTOWN A year nntl a half ago the O'con- nr-.i.—win, nls stepfather, his brother, Jack, who Is 37, and his 18- year-old sister, 1'cggy, returned to . Hollywood. Donald landed a role at timed at a speed of 103 feet a ond, or more than a mile a minute. CHSC;- Wrsl Main NV:ir 2lsl SI. Sat. starls 12:43; Sim. slarls 1: NifcM .shows 5:1:> Kxrcpt M(mrl:iy, opl-ns f>:\\\ Ctmtinmms slitnv* H:il. ami xSun. I/iist Time Twliiv Double Feature •I.ADY l-'KOftl LOUISIANA" wilh John Wayne * Ouu Mmibon ami "(JAMHUNd ON TMK HH'.ll SKAS" willi \\Xvnc i\Imris Sdcrlfrt Slinrls horses regularly. Co. SI'OT COTTON' HKOKEK8 Ellyllicvillc. Ark. 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