The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 5, 1943 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, June 5, 1943
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'(ARK.E COURIER NEWS THE BLY'fflEVILLE COUfUER NEWS THE COURIBl WEW8 CO. H. W. HAINBS, JPuUMjer 6AMUEL F. NORRIS, Editor JAMES A. GATENS, Advertiilng Sole National Advertising RtprwenUtlwi: W»U»c« Witner Co. New York, Chit***, D*. trait, Atlanta, Memphis. ' • . : l>ubUshed. Every Al ttrnqon Except Bundty &e second class matter at the post- «fTIC«.at B!ythtv|p«, ArtaWis, uqder act or Cou- «ress, October 9, 1917, . , • Served by U» tJnl<*d Prw*. SUBSCRIPTION RATBS By carrier In the city of Blythevllle, Mo per «reek, or 85c per mpntli. ••••••• Py mail, within a radius of 80 ml!««, $4.00 per rear, f 2.00 for six months. $1.00 for three months; by mall outside M mile zone $10.00. per year payable Jn 'Advance..-. •.'•.'-,;•'. OWI Under Fire Probably it wns inevitable Hint the Office of Wnv Infovmnlion should bo attacked ns a i)rDpagai)(t,i agency. For one reason, because it is, the appointive creature of the party in power, and iis such it is natural—if not fair— game for the opposition." For another reason, because the OWI has made mis- talfcs'which InVye provided ammunition for critics. On more than'.one occasion. Director Plnici 1 Davis has conceded frankly that his office .hail .issued unfortunate mu- ; terlal. At other times he has stood bel- -ligerenily behind releases that wore uii- , der attack. It .would .be. oasy for Mr. Davis to avoid such troubles. He could conlilie his output to .humdrum fachml .statements, full of exhaustive apd exhausting statistics on war production and ''. military activities.' Most of iiis .troubles haveiconic from t\vo activities that go beyond this pure routine. One is the preparation of prop. Uganda for the benefit of enemy ntul neutral countries. In this the objective has been , to play up those facts that would help to break enemy morale . and demonstrate to neutrals that the farther they stay awuy from the axis, ,tlie happier they will be about li)<14 or ., 1945 and thereafter. '; . [ ; ... ';" • ' • t ' '•;' • : Tho other is the preparation of re' ports bsysed upon'fact-finding surveys ; in connection with often controversial . matters^—the rubber situation, for example; the performance of American • will-planes; war ftvt anting; the, food .'. production ^jirid distribution breakdown; '' • . Conceding th;it errors hflvo crept •into .some of dieso' latter studies, we hope''that Mr. Davis will be neither or- de'r'e'd nor bulldozed into discontinuing 'BUCJV work. • ', . ' ,'.'•-. In ordinary* times, newspapers could and would make such surveys for themselves, and would keep'the;-public informed about what is being'dope. Unfortunately, there arc enough • war secrets.'.involved-'in most such .subjects :••' so that newspapermen can not perform, fully and snliafaclorily, tliair function ' as watchdogs for the public. * * » • Mr. Davis' staff has not proven an acceptable substitute for freedom of the press to pry into misfeasance and nonfea.sance of governmental agencies. No government agency, responsible to trie same executive whose appointees have been remiss, could be'expected to swing from the boottops against bureaucratic inefficiencies. Nevertheless, the public knows infinitely more about the weak spots of government, because the OWI is doing .what it can as an agency of public en- ightenment, than if the office had avoided that field. This year, more than ever before, we should honor the dead by protecting the living-col John Stilwcll, president National Surety Council Excuse Us, Please A deserved honor was bestowed "upon Generals Hwiglit Eisenhower and Douglas Mar Arthur when King George mude them Knights of the Hath. It is to be assumed Ihat if cither really desired to be known us General Rir Pwigbl or General Sir Douglas, Congress would grant permission. Neither is likely to ask for Hint dispensation, or utilize it if it should be tendered. Something terrible should happen to us for even harboring this thought, but it is us bad lo think it as to say it, so here (joes: We'll bet dollars to doughnuts 'either General, on many an occasion, would gladly have given title, medal, ribbon and honorary rank for the privilege of a Night in a real Bail). Yoo-lloo The famous Yoo-lioo incident has been pretly well used up now, It failed to win Senator Clark a single adherent when he tried to stop the promotion of Major-General lien Lear to a lieuteiHint-gcneralcy. How about forgetting 4? There must bo a limit to the. extent to which such «n incident- should be held against a llrst-class general at a time when we need experienced lighting talent as • much its wo do now. • SO THEY SAY Tho underground Ls everywhere, nnd when one worker Is lost (here is the whole of the Norwegian population to full bnrk on. Less than 1 per cent of tlje Norwegians are in the Quisling faction, nnd Iheir life Is not loo hnuuy. The Norwegians see to tlmt.—Elsix Mnrfiretfl «ocdo, rsennetl underground worker. • * * The problem of the Unilcd Slnlcs after the Wir will not be "what cnn I sell," lji|t "what must I not sell." America must buy back goods to (he volume of her exports. There nre: ii number of basic exports which rank long before tnolor cars. Cotton, lobacco, wheat and meat.— Lord Perry, Brljlsh nnlo mhnnrncturlng magnate. They (far enst nllied forces) arc llk« R shirt of nettles on Ihe 'body of Ihe emperor. They nre not enough to kill h|m, -but they go on, day rim! night, burning htm, irritating him, jtjngins him, infuriating him—and he cannot get ,it olf. —\Yinston. Churchill. .,.,', .-. / .. .,.: i :, Most of..the nation's homeless men are re- employnble. And we can nnd use for Uicin In agriculture, in their own trades nnd in non- skilled JolK. Some of them could be used for the .(mining of young people nnd even for the replacement of men needed for military service or wnr work.—Dr. Siegfried Kiwis, New York City College sociologist. - * « • Total mobilization of labor and power, which tnkcs every clthnn without distinction, serve.', an a political Instrument for the exclusion of opposition.- German propaganda Is In the dlfllcult position of having to Iry to nrmise enthusiasm for an economic system which they had considered tiolshovism and the essence of hire.—Wellwoche, Swiss newspaper. * » » There is no such thing ns a "down rind outer." \Ve must recogni/o llmt there nre persons who for a variety of reasons have become "sociological orphans," Incompetent of managing their own nITahs but nevertheless capable of performing useful tasks. Society must discover these skills nnd put them lo constructive, intelligent two.—Dr. Siegfried Krnus, New York City College sociology Instructor. * * * I saw many slmlpiils join the Nazis. Many were Idealistic young men who wanted to do something useful, | 0 be somebody, to feel that they were needcd.-proi. Mnx Werlheimcr of Ihe New School for Social Research, New York * » • If our system of learning Is to realize its maximum In the public Inierest, we must be concerned with much wider nnd belter education of the mass of each Secretary Frank Knox. non-cul- generation.—Navy SATURDAY, JUNE 5,-1043 COPB. mi •W/i'stRvicr.'wc. T. M. sto. u. s. PAT. orr. ','J promised 1 wouldn't toll you lie crawled out; of the / j wet today wliwi « U-boal )iil:J)Js ; ()t'stro>'LT,' "•nl'lcr lie-sank four-subs!"•"*•••'" """" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By WlWim Fergutoft ABOUT IO.OOO MILES THAN THE CIRCUMFERENCE/ OF THE EARTH. 7/ui. DIAMONDS USED LAST YEAR BY 'US, WAR. INDUSTRIES • FOE DRILLING, GRINDING, '"SAWING, ETG.'J 1 ON HARD : 'METALS, HAC' A TOTAL WEIGHT OF -A,\\EEICA'S ORIGINAL "pe/v/vsvivwA aurm''^ CAASE FROM WHAT COUNTRV V ANSWER: Oiiyjnnlly from Germany, although some lived in tor ;i time belore coining to America. NEXT: Pro-axis accidents. In Hollywood BY ntSKINi: ,!OIINSON NEA StiilV (;<irriw]i<iii(lciil ' A friend or ours, a Hollywood secretary named Ann iUcGill. has n problem. Semns that Errol Flynn Iras K n u s c d licr innrn slrciJlr.v, nighls limn any man she has ever known. It's like this. A few mnnlhs ago her hmbaiul went to war and she moved Into a small apartment. Somehow she inherited Wynn's old telephone number. The diirnei thing rings al all hours of Ihc da and night. When she idis call crs, mostly feminine, thai "Evro doesn't live here any more." the (1) lly into n inyc and imply tha she's trying to keep Ihcin tror Flynn; (2) .slnipoi- am) make al legcd cracks, and (3) arc ni that 'a woman answers the tele phone. Well, Si iy s Ami. (his ha Lern going un IK)W f or ( . wo mo ,,||, : and honeslly. she needs her slccr The payoff was when Flynn's stu dlo called her and asked for lh Out Our Way By J. R. Williams Our Boarding House with Major Hoonle ^^S^^M^3^i^^^m^i^K^^m^r^n\^^M'.raa^^^^x^ J I E6AD.3UO&ERENCVW.' HEBE'S YOUR LOST H\VM.'I WOPS If MOU <^fvr \jr\i \r-* S. IN MOUR COURT IMTEUOEDTO / FINE sou, BUT \ Pt.UMBER.-rc> BWHT (T VUfVS POES TH 1 ROOSTER EKJW Tr* tVSUt AS HE SOkRS THRU L OR THE EAGt,E ENVY ' WHOW «£3& IM ;;tar. They wanted him on the set right away, and Ihe man ihsistct that Ann get him lo Ihe studio. "Please, Errol," yawns Ann Me Gill, "won't you tell your friends relatives. Ihe studios mid all- other interested parties that 'Erro't live ; here any more'—be cause Aunie DOES!" * * * CONTHAUY CARNEY For .on Acadojuy a\vard winnei Jimmy Cagnny Isn't running tin to form, ills first pichire sine winning an Oscar, "Johnny Com Lately," defies nil Hollywood tra rlition. Character actress Grac George's role Is more importau than Cagncy's. That, In Use! would have most Oscar - winnci rraehini; for the smelling salU Bill Henry—not Cannes'—wins th girl. Ono of Cagney'a pals, a scree newcomer named Ed McNamarr lias the best character rale in th picture. And Ihe director Is Wtl linm K. Howard, whom Hollj'woo has been overlooking for severs years. It's just like Cagiicy, wh likes lo be different. In a facetious mood, Sccnaris Dudley Nichols used nil the pro faulty he could muster in tlescrlh ing his characters in n forewar to the fcripl or "Government Girl. Then lie added a note- lo the Has office: "All profanity confined t this paso; merely blowing off m repression. We try for fun bn nvoltl vulgarity, (he writer's son being as pure as driven snow." Lieut. Douslas Fairbanks, Jr., Is one of the mast papular officer.* on his ship bill to win recognition as a good fellow, we hear, he wa; kid.dcil as no actor has been Rid- led in any branch or the armed orce.s. As a newcomer to the :hlp, he was ordered lo Ihe the- itcr, where the. officers ran off lis worst nini, hissing, booing am 1 sighing during Ihe love scenes. » * • MEXICAN HOSPITALITY Pan-Ainci'lcanl.sni Is more (linn somclhing politicians lalk about SC il.i.vs in Mexico. I'un-Amerl- c.inlsm, according to Joan Fon alne, just returned from Mexico, s nl work. "You feel Ihe frlendli- lers of Ihe people toward you from ,ll sides, every place you go," she ays. "They smile at you, they try o please you when you go Into a Add War Inconveniences ore and you do not feel like tourist in a strange land." During u recent Aiiny camp our, Gary Grunt was confronted y a stair or newspaper phologrn- hors find reporters. The camp's lecinl , service oflicer brought, ii'm In, he said, because he felt m», publicity wns ii proper 'rc- J for 'Grant's efforts on behalf f.the soldiers. Tho star asked to e excused from posing for (he amerns or talking to the press, aid Cury; "Actors who do camp iciiys do not want publicity." It's oo bad a few other stars in Hol- 'wood have to put movietown on 18 spot t>y trying, to cosh iu on ic war effort. . More motor blocks are cracked i March because motorists grow nrelcss feeling-that-winter is alias I over niul Umt further checks n aiitl-frcexe arc unnecessary. Airman Parachutes Home FAIRHELD, Cnl. (U{')-Lt. Wilton Mason Ward, member of n nlehl . flBlitcr .squadron, dropped In on his parents at home the Other night. On a 10-day leave, Ward hud las pilot circle the Mason ranch near Fail-field. Then lie bailed out and parachuted home. Energising Box Lunches ST. LOUIS, Mo. (UP)—Lunch with a punch is important to war workers, and demonstrations ave given at the USD club here for wives of war workers, showing them how to pack healthful lunch boxes /for Iheir liusuunds. been appointed n railroad-crosBlual lender for the Boston and Maine I Knilrond, replticlng n draftee. - ' Chemists say Hint |»st-wnr syn-l Ihetic rubber will hc.oi such UIP.III (junlity that importation of genii-l Ine rubber from the Dutch East! Indies will be pointless. Finds Job Easy SAUGUS, Mass. (UP)—"This is the easiest job I've ever been paid for," says MIB. Viola Andrews, mother of seven children. She's Read Conner News want adi. \Young Tom Edison II Believed the youngest railroad ^gent-operator -in the country, • 14-yenv-qld Monly Powell runs;the telegraph key at Patoka, 111./ >vhere he helped route trains through .flooded areas. He Is one o£ several boys trained by.railroad Jo replace men. ( Save Fats To LICK! The AXIS! Bake Better With No Shortening With SHIBLEYS Best Flour —It's Oven Tested "COPYRIGHT/1943/NEA'SERVICEriNC^' TIIH STORY t K.lh T Kr»lk. ^mody nnd rrbrlljnna, b«* come to Kriilktcmer to »i»rnd m roqple of wcrktt be fare lu-r nmrrlne*- to MARGARET CHAPTER IV T LOOKED around for Margaret, •*• but she wasn't there. So I went to phone for a Uoctor and the police myself. Where was Margaret, I wondered again, and my hearl began to ache. I'd have to tell her-^ poor, poor Margaret! I sat there by the phone rubbing my forehead with one clammy hand and trying desperately to think. I didn't know what was best. Maybe if we told the police Uial we didn't know the dead man . . . but, I'd have to explain that to Margaret. The operator in the village finally put me through to the county seat. There was a discussion between her and another telephone girl, and (hen a crisp masculine voice announced | "Sheriff's office." i 1 said we had a dead man in our ravine. The man at the other end of the wire asked for details ns calmly as if finding' a dead man ' was an everyday occurrence Maybe it was to him. I told hitr as much as was necessary, more. , Then I went bade to the Hvini • room. Clint Matlison had taken a scat, lie looked pretty white. guess his arm was beginning I ; hurt. If only he and that devilisr j glider of his hadn't come crashing i down at the wrong time. . . | I gritted my teeth and tolc i Clara to give hiw the stnellin salts. Connie was all . righ "Where's Margaret?" I finished. | Sarah ventured that she wa [probably in her room,- It was Jargaret's habit to get up early uring the summer month- and do er work while it was cool. Then he'd .take a imp about the middle I'the day. The storm broke while I TOns limbing the stairs. A great rush I wind sailed through the house anging doors and blowing things ver. Then rain drummed against le windows. I winced as I lought of the body out there in ic ravine with the riiin beating own on it. r * * l/TAHGARET was in her room, A but she wasn't asleep. The Dlinds were down, for coolness I uppose, making the room very dim. She was sitting in a rocking hair by one of the windows, sit- ing very still, and staring ahead it the drawn blind. "Margaret;' J said. My voice wa:, pretty shaky. 'Yes—Miss Marthe." She didn't seem surprised, that I was there in her room. 1 went over and Knelt beside ler and took her worn old hands n mine. I would have given any- :h(ng if I could have s'pared her the shock of this. She had worshipped him. "Derek is dead," t said. "I'm afraid—that is—somebody killed him. He's out there in the ravine Oh, Margaret, Margaret." I was the one who was crying. She stared at me, her wrinkled broad, Irish face looking like a brown gnome's In the dimness o the room. She didn't ask any questions. I suppose she was toe stupefied. I told her all I knew. Then gathered my courage, "The police arc coming here, phoned^them. Ot course, thcy'l ask a lot ot questions. Margare' it might be better if wo told then we didn't know him—didn't kno\ who he was. Could you do thai Margaret?" She nodded her head, but he eyes were vague. I didn't thin! she understood. . I tried' again. "It will be har or you. I suppose we'll all hav« o look at him. But just say you; on't know him. Do you under-l <ind, Margaret?" ' Her voice came from a great!. istance. "Yes—Miss Marthe." • CLOSED Margaret's door softly.. A I would have to tell Kathy, too!' She was the only other person 1 Ihe house who could identify. Derek. ' As I started down the stair* lie iloor ot the rose room opened,; Cathy came out into the hall, I- icld on lo the stair rail tight vhile I waited for her lo come to me. Then I took hold of her arm. "Kathy! When did you come back?" | "Oh, an hour or so ago. Why?"' There is always n flippant under- one in her clear voice ,15 if noth- ng in the world is quite worth ' getting excited about. I stared at her searchingly. But here was no reading that dark - ovely face. Her rouged lips wer« smiling lightly—or was it mock- ngly nt me—her dark eyes, often so stormy, were for the moment clear and limpid. Was it my maginalion that she looked too Innocent? But Iliere wns no time for theorizing. A car stopped outside. There were heavy steps on the flagstones and someone litled and let fall Ilic heavy knocker on the ; liall door. "Knthy," I snit), abruptly. "Derek's been murdered. He's in the ravine. The police are here now. Tell them you don't knoy* him." My nails dug into her arm . piercing the skin nnd steadying her with n physical pain ogainit Hie mental shock. She grew white, deathly white but she didn't fain.'.. "Gram—" Her voice shook. \, I shook my head at her \varn-i( ingly. There was no time to atj- swcr questions. Clara had openM the door below and three m»n came into Ihe hall, I went down to them. ' .(To Be Continued)

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