The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 27, 1943 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 27, 1943
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fAGK FOU1 BLYTilKViLLB (ARK.) COUHJKK NKWS THE BI/Y'fHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher SAMUEL. P. NORRIS, Editor JAUZS A. GATENS, Advertising Manager QJSRALDYNE DAVIS, Circulation Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: ; Willie* Wltner Co:, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. ftablished Every Afternoon Except Sund»y . totered a* second class matter at t!ie post- «tflc* at BlythevUle; Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press. SUBSCRIPTION RATES • By csrrlcr in the city c! Blytlievlllc, 20c per week, or 85c per month. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $4.00 per year, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; oy mall outside 50 mile zone $10.00 per year ptygble in advance. Press Protests Newspapers try not (o bora re;i<l(_T.s with then business and professional troubles. Ordinarily (hey lean nver backward not to take advantage of their command over news ami editorial space to discuss industry problems. This rule ' is bioken most often when there is an 'attempt to suppress or color news. Why i.s that? Arc reporters' difficulties in gathering news, and editors' difficulties ni publishing it, of any greater public interest and importance than the mechanic's difficulty in getting a recalcitrant machine to .run? •We think Yes. We think so because successful democracy rests upon an informed public sentiment, which in ttini depends exclusively upon the ability of reporters to obtain accurate news and editors to publish it. newspaperman is permitted to covei the food conference at llol. Springs, scheduled for May !8, then all newspapeis save the heavy expense tu which otherwise, they would be put. * * * I£ la icportcd that Dean Ci. Acheson, assistant secretary of state, promises a pi AH is boing worked out which will admit the press "at the proper times." What times will be deemed "proper' 1 remain to be seen. If cveiy newspaper depends upon goveinment handouts prepared under the censorial pencils of bureaucrats, then no newspaper is discriminated against Again, by accepting the situation and i dying upon press-agentry, the newspapers' financial problems would be solved . . Moreover, the Kood Conference i.s not • likely to produce "hot news." It is much less interesting intrinsically than dozens of other assignments, on which re- pditeis could be sent. • • * But newspapers, in addition to being commercial enterprises in the sense • that they can operate only so long as they .eai n at least as much as they spend, pi ide 1 .themselves upon living up conscientiously to a public responsibility gicater—for newspapers as an inSiituhoiH^than thai of any agency of go\eminent. The newspapers are willingly cooperating to withhold a tremendous vQlumc of news which the axis would give many divisions to possess. Bui they aie not willing to sit idly around and, In acquiescing in the suppression of non military news or the disUnlion of published "facts," to assist in break- ing-.dbw'n public confidence in the only lileciHini that gives eyes and cars ID the, public on a national ami world' \vide scale. .If the newspapers were U> auitii- csce in Hie Hot Springs suppression, 01 to soft pedal the crisis iti ()\Vi, these would constitute precedents I'm- furthei encroachments upon the pub- lid light to keep ahicasl of current histoiy in tho What, No Sprouts? From England comes official word that the Brussels sprout lias been condemned to an ignominous death, for the duration, as a non-essential vegetable and, moreover, as a .saboteur which wastes both land and manpower. The acreage heretofore used by sprouts is to be devoted to cabbage "or other green stuff." Henceforth when Die Uritjsh housewife wants some vegetable to cook until all the vitamins and mineral salts go down (he sink in the boiling water,' she will be limited pretty closely to cabbage. Don't let anybody tell you that this war is not going to modify democratic insliiuliiHiK. Any cook, deprived of sprouts, knows what, this world has come to. Out) 150 Men It was only 150 \vorkmcn in one <ly- piirlineiil of (lie S|>i<:cr iMitinilai'tiir- iiiK Company in Tolndo who \v:il!<o.i! out, in iinlidpution of ;\ nburk'r work week and <i wnyo raise--not ,v;t m;i.<lo —smaller than (hey minted.' But it shut down llu- entire jeep assembly line of Ihe Willys-Overland fae- lory, prime (jnxlura- o!' iliase highly essential military cars-of-all-work. No comment could emphasize the point. Placing Responsibility There .seems to he a tendency in certain unarters (o place responsibility upon the Stale Department for plans Ui bur the press from the coming United Nations Food Coii!'creiiee, and ; thereby to limit the public to what some "papa" thinks the kiddies can safely be told.' This is wrong. Whether the idea be as bad as we think, or perfectly proper, it is not the State Department's. It is not the Office of War Information's. It is the President's. * SO THEY SAY •The most dillictiR pioolrm is Ihc dccontiuni- nnllcii of tlio educational .s.v.stnn.s i>f the axis unticns themselves.—I). S. CoininKslon?!' ot Ed- iicalion Ur. John \V. .Stiitlcliakei'. * * t Organized l.itxjr knows that, the ytini'- nutcc iiuninst revolution in this coiuuitry utter (he war is stieiiil and ccnnoinie .sceui'ily. A. F. of L. President William Green. * t * Business must, tjikc ;m Inercnsing in yovemiucul, but U n\nst liuvc n positive pro- prnm. H must follow the rcsil iMncrlciin kle;>, thai \vc like to get tliinys done; (hut aecom- l>!tshmcnl ami iiroduclion is the fust order ot business.—Dr. Wnrrcn Roljcrl.s. OI'A ccononiisl. * * * People today make the Kins and [nulls of church people nn excuse foi 1 not goiir; lo church. The church has a holiness beycncl the vhlnrs or faults of Hie ))cople wlio worship there.—Dr. Willliun E. Cillroy, editor oi Advance. * t * We have fostered the ide;i and (lie prai'llcc cf 11 coinnniliily of unoil uctgliborii. The iuler- nationnl law lo which we .submit ourselves Is not au internalionnl Inw of the Americas ;Uone, but is the law of civilized nations everywhere. —Secretary of St;iL'_- Coulell Hull. * * » II r; Ihp thit.y ol all concerned iwtlh inva- .M«ni lo we tint sound judgment Is not. Im- liiuieil by impaticnco; that nothing cai\ po:-.^!- hly be left ID cliniicc.--I'riinc Minhlcr Mnc):en- '.ic King of Cniincln. * * * We must, abandrn llu- m<:!hod "f whillli: :inrl lcl:e up Ihc niclhntl erf piinfh, (iliaiidon Hie riiii-cf-lhc-v.'hi-rl slratcr.y ami «u for Ihc hub. —Col. W. r. Xcniiin, audio:. I "{jood IliijiH you took Hint ;ii<! course, inolliiT, be-/' ... fore.l&LorleajBttmi.ia.Uvfi IJ, S, O.xlimcesr THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson 7/lH. WORD VANDALISM, SO APPROPRIATE FOR THE SPIRIT OF THE MODERN NA±I, COMES FROM AM THE I VANDALS, ' WHO OVERPAN ' AND PLUNDERED ' NEIGHBORING * COL1NTRIES IN THE i FOURTH CEMTUPV. , T. K. BEG. V. S, PAT. ofF. IF THE OCEAN DROPPED j FIFTY FEET, AUSTRALIA AND NEW GUINEA WOULD I BE CONNECTED BY ANSWER: London. NEXT: Wliy New nuinca k bis huslnc.K. TUKSUAY, Am\L ZT, 11)13 DARK JUNGLES 8Y JOHN C. FLEMING & LOIS EBY COPYRIGHT, t*4l. RIVALRY CHAPTER XX Even, a: he shouted it, Barry had the feeling II would wake him out of a dream. But the vision remained there in the open door of his bedroom. . Allison's voice bounded at his shoulder. "How did you get here?" It .was as surprised and confused as his own. "By plane to Panama City, boat to Puerto Barrios, and mule train from there," murmured Lila. Th« words released Barry, from his trance. He sprang forward. "You must he halt dead!" As he crossed the room toward his fiancee he had a half-formed belief that she would faint in his arms. She did no such thing. She gave him a smile of greeting, weary but composed, and held up her face for his kiss. Barry kissed her dazedly, then led her quickly [o his one deep chair. "Have a hod made up, will you, Allison?" He broke off as Lila's eyes followed bis toward the blonde girl in chiffon and diamonds slill slnnding in the window. "You and Allison met on the boat the night I sailed," he reminded Lila. "Allison Topping." "Yes, I remember," said Lila. She nodded at AHison but her voice. was cryptic. "So odd," she said, "that you two met again in (he jungle,'" . ... "Yes, wasn't it?" said AHLson. Barry 'realized with dismay that the two were right back into the feud . they . had begun when they met. Ho caught the glint of feline laughter in .Allison's tone as she turned up the 1 lamp. Lila raised languid arms to remove her sun helmet. Her dark hair was smooth and drawn low on her neck in its usual perfect order. Even in her weather- stained -white suit, she looked somehow' pressed and immaculate Barry. said, "We'll get you to bed like a flash. What'll you have, a hot toddy?- Coffee?" "Tea, please," murmured Lila, "if it 1 isn't "too 'much trouble." • Barry stared at her in amazement. "I don't see how in heaven's name you made thai trip and look :lie way you do!" Allison was on her way to bring the lea. "Perhaps," there was a lotc of troubled curiosity In her tone, "it didn't rain when you rame through." "It rained every day," Lila assured her. Barry's concern and admiration for his fiancee deepened iis he and Allison rushed about rousing servants, having the small mule train that stood around by the front veranda unpacked and taken to the enclosure, getting her bedroom ready. "You're thinking," Allison accused him tartly, when they had finally gotten the cheerful, uncomplaining Lila in her bed, "that she came through a whole lot better than I did." • "You're not as strong," Barry said. Allison accepted this insult with resigned siyh. "If I hiuln'l seen it, though," she brooded morosely 'I wouldn't have believed it." # * t JUIE next morning, ns Allison and Barry ate their breakfast on .the cstancia veranda, the door opened and Lila strolled out. Barry leaped to his feet. "Lila! You shouldn't have gotten up!" Lila kissed him peacefully and nodded to Allison. "Why not?" she asked innocently. She was in fresh white riding habit, her skin the color of a camellia, her dark eyes slowing with bright purpose. "Because," said Allison bluntly as Barry seated Lila opposite her "I wasn't able to. I wasn't able to move out of. bed for a couple of days." "Really?" murmured Lila with laughing surprise. "It didn't scum such an awful trip. I suppose I'm as strong as an ox." - She didn't look as strong as an ox. She looked slim and cool and exquisite and she knew it. Barry noted with silent amusement that Allison had angrily donned n faded red shirt with the sleeves torn olT above the elbow and worn, snagged breeches. The Indian woman brought Lila's coffee. She refused the hot cakes hesitatingly and begged for a thin slice oi toast. The servant hurried away for it, and she reached over to slip her hand into Barry's. "Isn't the jungle fabulous?" she laughed. "Out of Ibis world. It ——^— ——• | •cally been an adventure for me." • Harry gave i chuckle of puzzled ' idmiralion. "H was a fool stunt," i >e said. "But 1 still don't under-! iland how you survived like youj Allison suddenly pushed back? icr bench and got up, "I wanO lo sec Iteialdo," she said harshly, j "We'll be down at the cooking- rals or around the Indian cslan-' eias if you want to .show her. around the clearing laler, Barry." 1 She stamped down the veranda 1 >lcps like an angry child and jroKscd the clearing. Renaldo was lot among the Indians working at' the boiling kettles. They smiled; at her. She was good luck for them. Like her father had bcen.j She told them she was glad of! lhat, and asked where to find! Flcnnldo. A swarlhy chiclcro (ooki her lo a distant Indian shack,! around which curious natives" :lus(ered in whispering groups. 1 Inside, Ttcnaldo was bending over (v.'o Indians, both of them ob-i- vionsly sick. The)' looked slrange to her. She- isked him who Ihcy were. i "They came with the mule frain,' that got in late last nighl," Re-., naldo tokl her. A scowl darkened; his face. "That woman who came : must be a devil." . ' ' "Why?" demanded Allison.' ' (•' "She rode out in a chair. These; men carried it on poles. She made • (hem run a good part of 'the way. j They'll get over it—but they ran. off about 10 years of their lives!" , Allison gasped. " So that's; why. . . !" Anger and malice mingled in her cry. , j "Why what?" : Allison whirled. Barry and Lila • were standing in the doorway,.' There was a strained fear on Lila's face. Allison took a deep, malicious breath. Barry's gaze had accustomed, itself lo the gloom of the shack- and deepened with concern at the sight of the siek men. "What's wrong with the poor devils?" he cried. . ; "Overwork," snapped 'AJlison. : "They—" As she looked at Barry,' her voice faltered. The gleam went out of her eyes. "They just overworked," she said quietly. She. walked out into the blazing sunlight nnd Renalrto followed her,; glaring at Lila. '. Allison introduced him to Lilu. As the tall Spaniard bowed, they all noted the change in hjs expression. His accusing scowl melted under, a warm glow of interest as he turned from Lila- to Barry. i "Your fiancee. . . ?!" he echoed' happily. ' (To Be Continued) .'> j • In Hollywood 11V KKSKl.Vi; .IOHNSON NliA Slaff Hollywood's "old niiin" is lindin- loading mini in ;;u c h plays as "Philadelphia Story," opposite t dimail, makin, iovc To'V^il?-1 mosl'^nic'lnv^'- " J " Cbc1 '" llu " •roods youngest L-n,iniu,. Mar, i Youth." ' Jcantia Durbm. Not that Joe Col- 'en minds making love lo Deamui. . of all, -Accent on >f. course, ant ho has Clayed .s Night c-lub business is booming in rrnllyn-ooit but th,; actors :> Talking' about Betty Button's dynamic personality, Bob .Hope quiplied: "If she had wings anil a propeller Hitler wouldn't have a chance.". ' " * * EXPERT ON DEATH Veronica Lake, who died ignobly > the vllliaiicss in "1 Wanted Wines," then heroically as an Army nurse in "So Proudly We Hall," returns to another ignoble death iii "The Hour Before the Dawn." She plays a Nani agent, who marries'Englishman Franchot Tone to carry on her spying. In the final scene, he- discovers her deiitity and strangles her. •'nns have been, swamping Leon Errol with Idlers of commendation iince our report, that he wauls nore comedy and less drama in iis RKO films. . . . Monty Woolcy, the bearded character actor, and Grncie Fields were playing a love scene for. ."Holy Matrimony" at 20th Century-Fox. They required only two rehearsals and Director John Slahl complimented Woolley on his love making. "Bui what, nuzzles me," said (lie director, "Is Mow a confirmed bachelor knows so much about love." "Love," said Woolley.. "Of course I know nil about love. It's the tenth word in a telegram." KKUC" he played a man (if Mi. in ,,h-i i,, m m<i i... „ , : —--"-« "Lydia." with M,.,l,. t ,br-,o,i. I,, Nrw Y. rV sfvl , ( J ' J ',," r fam °" S wn.s 7«. in 'Th,- M.^nirKvnt A,,,- ± (in , n " fnr 5 ' SU> ' llcr . clUlrc ... - \\nitn one lor her new picture i "Wintertime." consists of only sinister Uncle of 'i,-,-,.,„ Wii'-Ul '^^"^ ^ " ; "" s ' ' ' ' Dnl(lre ' i .,,.,, ,, - l)el Iil0 ls bmnum over liic i-enwr With Dcanna n, "tin:, (! , Hull.' *cis.smin B of "Jimrncv Inlo FcaT" Gotten BCls his rium.v. alur' of her scoiu-s landed on the three years In llullyv.n.ul. to ,,-nllv ,-ulting room floor be himself. Yes. It's a lypu-al Ilnl- -'.SKC.'RET.VKi" llo.vs S \ft(l\r lywoocl story. Botore roiuin- in I i..,tii \i,-c-,ri,. r ' . noviclown. Collrn »••,.. , n,,v,Hv. •,, ', a £ LwS ! j; -, ,""" « cn ' t!ir >' : to uaioinj i.anuHii lurnctl actress. f\ i) .. ' wil! lion : < s:nung herself for Our Hoarding House with Major Hoonlc ™ C ' R ^™^°^^ ' Ihe next bh; star build-up at Warner Brothers. She'.s terrific in (Uge of Uarkni-Mi." Paul Whitrmaii ii:r jaa::- "3}in- rhotiy <>iThr.,tr;v, dci.'i ahviivs sho« a profil but JM,-, l\ni ; i-; ( ; u . u ma y i-.ot convincr you itial ja/v. is n'.i- .-ic. but ul least, il pr.jve.s thai the r.rcal American publj,- i-njoys-an:l pays for it." . . . sight of the week: Screen preslou Fosler with peroxidr hair tor his role as Gangslcr linger Touhy. Arksou 2913 Seed . eans Redeemed—In Hulk or Sack $2.75 Par Bushel, F.O.B. Dell, Ark. EARL MAGERS Dell, Ark. phone 635 We Buy ifton %<j ii-1 ™1HE AMSWER THIMG 1W TH ViORLD-fiOOO.' M\P- OLEOM SMD A ARMY TJ3WELS ONJ ITS STOW- ACH, AM' YET HE GAVE ALL, THE HONORS GLORY TO GENERALS" SOUNDS UV-t DOUBLE -D.I PUUGI4S} ADDLE-PATES/ WILL BROOK MO ' , I POM'T TH1MKVD EVEM SPEAk.10 EIMS1EIM: A HERO OE7STH RIBBON) CM HIMSELF, AMP A FARK\ER. <3&TS HISRlB&OM OM HIS PIGi NOT EVEN ATHAKJK. VbU TO A FARMEP ' OP MOUR. 80V- HOOD O£MS Trie TOWN'S SOUMOlM DT^'O VOOMG MEM AND 5f\v<,E WERE • We tiriilc uiir.,.. . j „,, n.j. , om . plctenes3ofuiirii',oc!isi>fvii;ini(iu p iiiincmlsand other aids. We carry only the Icstccl products of tccojnizccl nununirliiring hbo- ratmics. Tims, you Arc awurcd of full value,and nmimnni Ijoncfils when you bring your I'liysldan** prescription here ID lie filled. Wood's Drug Store, AUK. Keafi Courier News Want Arts IT'S THE , ' 1 FATEE6-A-JEEBIES CHICKfiSAW West Main \rar 21st SI. L starts 12:45; Sun. slarlj !:<.' Nichl »ho»» 5:15 f:\rrpt Monday, oprns .".4- nnMnnotn «hnw«i Sil *nrt **nn Tiiesdav v NITI; 2 tickets for the pricr nf 1 "YUKON KI.KIUT" . INlllic Nc & Thursday Feature "TUKKM'S MA(;iC IN MUSIC" Mitli an Jours ami Margarcl I.imlscy ami THKY ItAJi) BY NIGHT" (\ slnry. of the, Commandos) «ith l.ylc Talbot Geo. S?, SMaiiden & Bros. Ag'cy. Over Iliiniinx \)m K Klnrc 1 1 . O. Hox 2IS, KlyShcvillc, Ark. E. C, PATTON i>i,»., e »ju BAKER L. 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