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HG1 FOUli 3LYTHEVILLE CARK.I COURIER JfEWS MONDAY, JUNE 7, 1943 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURUR NEWS OO. H. W. HAINES, PuNtaher SAMUEL F. ! MORRIS, Editor JAMES A. GATENS, Advertising Manager , Sole National Advertklni" Representative!: Wallace Wltner Co., New York, Chk««o, D«bolt, 'Atlanta, Memphit. • Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered u second clasa matter at the post- office at BlythevlHe, Arkawas, under art of Con- «ress. October 8, 1917. .• .. • ' Served by th« Dulled Prtw. , SUBSCRIPTION BATES ' ' By carrier In the city of Blytheville, Me per week, or 85c per month. • By mall, within a radius of M mlle«, »4.00 per war, »200 for six months, tl.OO for three months; by mall ouUslde 5fl mile zone »10.00 per year payable in advance, • ' • .: • •. ^ Future of Synthetic Rubber There is no way yet of delermiiiirig whether synthetic rubber will be able to compete economically, after Die war, with natural rubber from, the plantations of the Far East and'from those which are being opened. up in Latin America. • • ••We do not know even whether, synthetic rubber will have been perfected sufficiently, before Hitler and Hirohitd can be whipped, so that it could replace 'the natural gum if price were not involved. We do know, unless yon arc in position to disprove the computations of Dr. Robert V. Yolie, superintendent of the government-owned B.'.F. Goodrich synthetic rubber plant in Louisville, • Ky., that 10,000 American workmen can make the same quantity of rubber out of butadiene and styrcne that it. /would.'require 300,000 sweating coolies to take out of Far Eastern trees. Let's suppose what docs not seem unreasonable—that American chemists kill the bugs that now prevent successful manufacture of all-synthetic automobile tires. Let's assume that when the war ends • it will find us with a synthetic capacity almost to our peace-time demand for rubber. That capacity will have been installed at a cost which might preclude the synthetic product from competing with the cost of raw rubber. ' * '", * * •The V'question will arise—and we might, as well begin thinking it over now^lwhctKerT we shall close,'down that plant, and let it go'.to rack and ruin, or whether we shall write off some reasonable portion of the cost against : this war and keep the butadiene, sty. rene and buna plants in operation. On the other hand, there will be a ' school of economic thought to say that an industry unable to stand squarely on its feet does not deserve to be propped up. On the other will be the question: Can we afford to let this capacity disintegrate, and throw ourselves once more into a position where, as in December of 1041—we can be cut off by an enemy from a product upon which the American way of life depends very .greatly? v ' *'.• ''* * * i Interwoven with these considerations will be the problem whether to give American-standard livings to 10,000 workingmen and their families or coolie-livings to 300,000 Far Easterners. This is not quite so simple as it may look. In any event, it may be worth while pondering the suggestion of the 15. F. Goodrich president, John L. Collyer, • that by subsidy, if necessary (though he does not use that word) a standby or "insurance" capacity capable of making from 100,000 to 150,000 tons of synthetic a year should be sustained ' in this country. Every Country Has Them Don't hold it against • the United States, or California, oi"Los Angeles, that Mrs. Colin Kelley, Jr., widow of one of this nation's great war heroes, could not find living quarters because landlords wouldn't have her 3-year-old son in their buildings. Every country, slate and city has unforlunalc diameters for whom it must apologize. If we have ever been misunderstood as saying a charitable word for landlords who refuse to have children in their properties, we hereby humbly beg forgiveness for our carelessness. And we have n further regret. It is Dial wo do not. live in one of the buildings from which Mrs. Kelley and Corky were barred—so that we could move out with a grand flourish' of contempt for the landlord. Doctor Price Jjyron Price, our war censor, now is a Doctor (of Laws). lie lias become u prophet with honor at his own alma mater, Wabash College. If a belated suggestion is in order, perhaps for the benefit of any other institution which may decide to honor Doctor Price, wouldn't it have been very appropriate to have made the censor a D. V. S.—Doctor of Verbal Surgery.? He has proven very skillful at relatively painless news-carving. of The Voice of Experience ,SQM, II f- 1 IfXWIM PI*-I •'Wl \SAVE rr/ • w: "Tills summer school' course for seniors may be » good idea, bill 1 hope I don't ycl'« nervous brc;ikt!o\VJi, MOre it's.time for nic lo be ilrafted!"'•''""'"" THIS CURIOUS WORLD Publication In this column at •dtioriali other newspaper! does not necMMrily • endowment but Is an acknowledgment tt tetwrt in the subject* discussed. Part Of The Gam e Newspapers are commended by Prcntlss Brown, OPA chief, for co-operating In publicizing the new food list. He got greater coverage than he expected. The newspapers did it as a mailer of course. If they had received brickbats instead of a bouquet they would go right nhcnd and help Prentlss next lime. In addition to being newspapers and mediums for advertising, the newspapers must also serve nK public utilities—with many people riding free nt times. Announcement or a baby's nrslt_ wails and an octogenarian's passing go alongside a politician's statement. Many people think they aren't properly married until it's printed In the paper. Others firmly believe there will be no weather unless the newspaper says so. (Have you noticed whnl unsatisfactory weather, with crops damaged, late freezes and other ills, has occurred since the newspapers by Government order have had to cut down on their weather?) The rationing program wouldn't have been possible without the press; the war couldn't be conducted without It. The press claims no honor for this; It simply informs and thus the public in the long run will conduct the war. There Is never a Father's Day nor a Mother's Day nor any special day for the newspapers—theirs Is a 3B5-day job. They arc ollen abused, but that's all right loo. When anybody, from high Government ofti- cial down lo the humblest citizen, wanls something done and rapidly, he somehow finds his way lo Ihe newspaper. —The Charlotte Observer." By WlUltm Fer girt oft '.$%$ ACCIDENTS ' K SINCE PEARL HARBOR HAVE TAKEM TZvV AS A\ANY LIVES IN THE UNITED STATES AS" HAVE BEEN LOST IN THE U.S. FI&HTING AROUND THE WORLD. COT FLOWERS WILT A\ORE QUICKLY IF PLACED NEAR. DUE TO A 6AS GIVEN OFF BY THE FRUIT. "A PERSON WHO IS NOTHING TO SPEAK OF IS OPTEN TALKED ABOUT/' Ssj,s MORION FRANKLIN, , O/7/&- linricd mines and snakes. Martha Scott's next role.is a school inarm opposite John Wayne in n movie tilled, ^"War 'of the Wild Cals." But, don't, get excited. It's the role of n school teacher you never would approve' of for little Willie. It's a school 'tcnchcr with sex appeal. Instead of winding up In 'a wheel chair, Martha Scott winds up In John Wayne's arms. NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will within the time fixed by law apply to the ConunLs- MIND YOUR MANNERS «. M.1 Test your knowledge or correct social usage by answeriag the following questions.- then checking against the authoritative answers below: 1. If a family invites a service man, who Is a stranger to them, to (her home for dinner is it neces- sioner of Revenues of the Stale of .sary for him to lake his hostess a Arkansas for a permit to sell beor at retail at South Franklin Street, Blylheville, Mississippi County. The undersigned states that he is a cittern of Arkansas, of good moral character, that he has never been convicted of a felony or other crime involving moral turpitude; that no license to sell beer by the undersigned lins been re- oked within five years last past; and that the undersigned has never, been convicted of violating the laws of this state, or any other state, relating to the sale of alcoholic liquors. MRS. AT.TIE SWEAT. Subscribed and sworn to, before me this 7 day of June, 1943. :; Oscar Alexander. (Seal) Notary Public. My commission expires 3-14-1345. • SO THEY SAY No expeditionary forces have been better oft medically. Washington and London spared neither personnel nor equipment. The finest brains of the medical profession In America and the United Nations are here.—Maj.-Oen. Ernest Co- vrcll, nllicd North Africa medical director, t t * The whole countryside recked of death in every form. Poor country people who had stayed on, hoping lo be allowed to continue lo work Iheir fields, had been savagely tortured and put to death.—Kev. George Yager. American missionary from Chiun area where Japs avenged harboring of Uoolilllc Tokyo flyers. In Hollywood BY EKSKINF. JOHNSON NBA Stuff Corri'.spnnclclU two-year sit-down strike against rubber chins, wheel chairs ,md'wigs cost Martha Scolt $200,1)00 but she says it was worth It. Manila, the farmer's daughter from Gee's Creek, Missouri, has won her battle against Hollywood's nearsighted casting methods and celluloid senility. Next time you see her on the screen she will be dripping glamor in a new fihnusical, HI Diddle Diddle." "It. was worth it," says Martini, "because every time a producer ov director .came across an old bag in n script they Immediately iliouelit of me. Why, I was getting love letters from 83-year-olds. I was typed as the country village maid who wound up in a wheelchair." But wlial really turned the trick, she snys, was a fan letter which arrived in the mail shortly after-she played Frcdric March's wife two years ago in "One Foot in Heaven." The letter was from a lady who wrote: "You arc an inspiration to me— making a success of yourself so late in life. Tin SO. too." NOTICE OF FILING OF APPLICATION FOR I.IQIIOK PKRM1T Notice is hereby given that the undersigned has Hied with the Commissioner of Revenues of the State of Arkansas for permit to sell and dispense vinous or spirituous liquors for beverage at ictai on the premises described as 113 South Second Street, BlythevlHe Ark. Application is for permit to bi Issued for operation beginning 01 Ihe first day of July, 1943, and t xpirc on llic 30th day of June 944. as prescribed by Bulletin dat d January 7, 1938 and Supplemen il Regulation No. 19 effective Jul 0, 1937. LOUIS APPLEBAUM. "That did said Martha. Out Our Way By J. R. Williams Our Boarding House with Major Hoople HURRdirt.i-RVHER! LET'S RE301CE.' WE'RE /X<=> FREE A.S.8IRD5 Of- }/ VOO KEPT US OUT OF I RETURNED 300&E REMCHH'S LOST RATIOKi BOOK, THE REVJW2D l"'1 TICKLED CANCELED OUR. \ V, C,, W CE T. TOOK. OFP f^E OLD 8CN SCORES 6TWJDIM6 UPON ACROSS THE •fcWKf WOLO HWJE6ENT C06B eiXCK AND MOM JUST TOLD ME IHE RUBBISH COLLECTOR HADM'T BEEW AROUMD WEIGHBORHOOD TRESTLE IN PHOTO- PIN1SH? of candy or flowers? 2. Must he be cordial in his thanks hen he leaves? 3. Should a man stop a woman cQuaintaucc on the street, lo talk ith her? 4. If a woman's husband is In le army, should she try to learn omelliing about army etiquette? 5. If an army officer is home for few days do you say he is on leave" or on "furlough"? What would you do if— You are introducing an armj aptaln to a woman (a) Say "Captain Smith may -I )nsent Miss Jones?'" (b) Say "Miss Jones, may I ncsent Captain Smith?" Answers 1. No. That wouldn't be expected. 2. Yes. • 3. No. If he says more than a few vords to her be should fall in step in(l walk along with her, even hough he was going in the opposite lireclion when they met. 4. Yes. 5. "On leave." An enlisted-man is "on furlough." Better "Whul solution—(b). Would You . Do" Woman Heads Candidates SAN FRANCISCO, Cal. (U.P.) — The dreams of a young Russian woman, Dr. Olga Alexander GarU aeff, 29, who was twice obliged to flee two war-torn countries, where she had already acquired the right to practice as a dentist, has just | passed the California State oBiird of Dental Examiners, the highest average of 49 other candidates. She did another four-year course in America'n dentistry before being allowed to come up for examination. , ------- l Read Courier «ewg want Mil, SHIBLEY'S BEST FLOUR • BEST for Biscuits! • BEST for Bread! • BEST for all Home Baking! . . . This fine flour requires less shortening. "THAT DID IT i I swore I'd play no wore old bngs. T was fed up." HACK TO imOAIUVAY She wasn't kidding either, as any producer in Hollywood will tell you. For two years she was offered roles of sweet little things rolled out, at 70 or 80, in a wheel chair in the final reel. Two hundred thousand dollars worth o senility. Martini turned them al down and returned to New York here Hollywood had discovers cr as Emily in "Our Town." She temporarily succumbed to 11 oldster role in a Broadway play, The Wilhv and I," and then came ack to Hollywood more convinced lan ever that she'd never accept nolhcr "old bag." And then It happened. There was a party and she was Produced to Producer Andrew itone. "YOU arc Martha Scott?" aid the confused producer, obscrv- ng a very attractive young lady n a smart evening gown. "Where's our wheel chair?" asked Stone. After the first shock, Stone said ic was preparing n filmusical for United Artists, "Hi Diddle Diddle." Would Martha like to play the 'cmininc lend? It was about a girl and n sailor and their hcclic ef- 'orts to get married, despite rela- ives, during his W hours' shore cave. Lots of laughs and smart clothes. Would she like the role? Would she? Martha Scott accepted on the spot. "The role is n stepping slone," she says, "to whal I'd really like :o do--mid that's comedy. "Silua- :ion and comedies like Carol I/om- jard and Irene used to do. I think I got a bad break when I was nominated for Ihe Academy award for 'Our Town.' It was my first picture. It came loo soon. I' was type das a country village, maid." OFF-STAGE ATTRACTION Off stage, Ihe screen's country village innld Is one of Ihe classiest damsels in Hollywood. A few weeks ago she made a personal appearance al the Quanttco, Va., Marine base. Before stepping out onto the stage, her name was announced and there was very Illllc applause. Then Marlha came out on the slage wearing a black evening gown. The Marines whistled and cat-called for five minutes. After reading this you may do By T RENEvRYERSONliMAfVT TIIB STORY! Y)»r*k ( hern found murdered on the KrimndK of Kralktovrer. Martke Krnlk wnrnn Knthy, fcrrr ftr««d* (Iniigktrr.nnd Mnrftftret, Ik* koaiie- krtprr, nn< In admit to tke poKee (bnt they know viho ke Is. « « * WANTED FOR KIDNAPINQ CHAPTER V T"*HE larger of the two police "•*• officers stepped forward. He removed his cap courteously and for the first time I saw the blunt, square, handsome face ontl the grave, young eyes of Chief Deputy Sam Shaw. "Mrs. Kraik?" I nodded. I knew from his voice that he was the man I had talked to over the phone. Briefly, I repeated what I had already told him and added, "I'll show you where the body is." But first I sent the third man, who was carrying a doctor's case, into the living room to Clint Maltison. Then I got a raincoat and umbrella out of the hall closet and \ve went down the hall and into my study and through the French doors onto the cast terrace. I stood by siicnt and shivering while tne two officers looked at Derek Grady's body. The rain had splashed the light suit he jvore *T »•• [ grass and obliterated all possibility of finding footsteps. The stocky chief deputy cursed moodily under his breath. At length he suggested that I take him back to the house. MATTISON'S arm had HE maids, of course, had never • seen Derek. Neither, indicated Miss Lake and Connie had they. Shaw handed the circular to Kathy. She leaned forward studying the pictures with an odd 'absorbed curiosity. Over her shoul- ', slin£ CC T,,e Pl ,U n r sTid VTwat^ der I could see that one was pro- X-rays taken before he set Matti- file and one a full-face print ol son's arm end asked if it was oil Derek. They had been taken when right to take him away. he was in prison. Tiiere was a Deputy Shaw seemed undecided, j number under them. He studied his wrist watch. "Wei Too late I remembered what I received your telephone call atM la ct told Kathy. If the pohce 1:30. How long before that was I knew who Derek was ... I started it that you discovered the body?"!to speak. I frowned in concentration. Ill "I don't know that man," Kathy; must have been a minute or two wa s saying. Carelessly she hanoV^ after Connie had led me to Derek Jed (he paper back to Shaw, that I had stood there planning I Added to my consternation over ,, what to do ... it had seemed like I the blunder I had created was a f ages. Then Mallison had crashed 1 queer sort of shock. Kathy had in his glider, Connie had faintcd, I denied knowing Derek so convinc- I had had to explain things to our I jngly. It made me wonder how ^ amateur aviator, and he with his ma ny times she had fooled me as • one good arm had helped me get I easily as she Was fooling the chiei > Connie to the house. Then I had I deputy. And I had thought l ; ; k with mud. Deputy Shaw knelt as I had done. He was careful not to touch Ihe body. I was trying (o screw my courage up for the lie I must tell. I hadn't had much practice. Deputy Shaw saved me the trouble. He looked up at the other officer and his eyes were bright. "Know who he is?" The other, officer shook his head. gone directly to the phone. knew Kalhy so well. 'Not more than 10 or 15 min- I The arrival of the coroner cre- utes at the most," I told Shaw. atcd a diversion CU-ira let him He nodded his head and his eyes in. He nodded to Shaw pleas- went curiously from face to face, antly and gave the rest of us a We were all there in the living scowl. He was a thm man with room. Clara and Sarah, their a gaunt face and dismal black eyes bulging with curiosity. Miss eyes. He and Shaw wen t out to^ Lake, she had gotten the twins to gclher lo look at the body, sleep and slipped backdown stairs, j Connie sat up on the divan a* Clint Maltison, Connie, Kathy the hall door closed on the tww £ j I men. Two scarlet spots burnea The deputy took a paper from in her while checks and her eyes • his pocket and unfolded it. It were sliancd. "We'll have to > " f""-' .._. *-• w _ _ _ I „!.. »H^\irn14ncnt' «M/%rv '* "Derek Grady. Wanted for kid- naping in Chicago. The circulars on him came into the office yesterday." There was huge satisfaction in his tone. He stood up then, explaining to me that they couldn't move the body until the coroner arrived. Then the two of them examined the ground around the dead man you S liud .Mflw rainhad beaten down, the was a handbill such as one sees phono Water at once, displayed on the walls in post I looked a her. "I dont office lobbies, carrying a dcscrip- why we should bplher him. tion of criminals wanted by the know, ho has an important direc- V : . . -14^,'c 1 mnM nr* One wopV " .Thmn federal government. tors' meeting this week." Things Here are some pictures ot the weren't KoiiiK nny too well at dead man," Shaw said. "I'd like plant whal with labor trouble and to know if .any of you rccogni^ one^hlng.and anolhcr him." The police will soon take the He handed the paper first to body nway and that's alUhere will lint Mattison who promptly bo to it," I went on soothingly. Clint shook his head indicating that Connie was tearing her h.nd- he did not know the wan. kerchief lo shreds. "Mother— ry lie *«i** •** __ ... .... i "All right, Maltison," the deputy not to have him hero. 1-1 i ,id. "You-can go with the doc- him," ^...^^ . said, tor, • Mother— ry» T nfMn

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