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f ACT FOOT BLYTJIEVILLE (AUK,) COURIER NEWS - THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS •'- THE CODRIOt MEWS CO. >' " * H. W. HADflES, Publisher '' : * ' • BAUUEL F. NORBIB, Editor JiiOB A- : OATBNS, Advertising Manager • .QKRALDYWC DAVIS, Circulation Manager Sole" N»Uon«l Advertising RepresenUtives: ce Wittier Co, New York, Chicago, De- AtUnU,' Memphis. PubUtbed Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post- :<atw at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Con- October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press. SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the city of Blythcvlllc, 20c per reek,for 85c per month. ''By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, $4.00 per W*r, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; oy mall outside 50 mile zone $10.00 per year payable In advance. A. 5. /*. in Tunisia The folks at home have heen worrying about our men in Tunisia. From such scanty news MS we had received, a'disappointing inference had begun to build itself, that American forces were not measuring up to the occasion—thai time after time our men were being saved from military setbacks because the British carried the burden. There \vab in this no implication of lack of coinage or devotion. Hut lay- nien~raii<l a lot of military people— have been worrying lest the American;) just did not possess (lie necessary training for the task that had been handed them. If this was true of the early contingents in Africa—prcsiun-. ably the- best prepared—Vo wondered what would happen in Europe when even greener troops had to face the flower of the Reich's veteran lighters. 'Secretary of Wnr St.hn.soii,. with a perspicacity which emphasizes the ' wisdom of letting the public in on war news, has gone far toward setting our minds at rest. » • • ; "The : Americans did 11 o I p I o u g h •through to the ccitsl and "C.IOHO the -trap" on > Rommel, says Mr. Stimson, ^because that was not their assign? jnenl. ,'A relatively" small contingent Jof four divisions—three infantry and Xnie atmored—was ordered to hold a ' .100-mile flank, pressing the Germany sufficiently lo divert as much axis ar- >mor as 5 they -coukli so that General ^^Montgomery's British Eighth Army ;5couljl,plow .\hrough .the Marctii line .and up' the coast. *' It is the troops who break through and captinc territory, materiel and prisoners, to whom lliu headlines go. 'But like the halfback who makes the touchdowns, their success depends upon the self-effacing co-ordinated efforts of linemen and of other 'backs jvhom nobody except'a few skilled experts ever notice. - . . . .-The Italians .are frank, for once, When they &ay that the British Kighlh 'Army is the greatest lighting unit in |the 'world today. It and the British first "Army deserve all, the credit, they have-been given for their work in North Africa. If General Eisenhower decided lo use" his best, most experienced men for the bieak-lhrougli, and to assign greener tioops for the equally vital but technically less difficult holding operations, then he was showing excellent judgment. ^ Our men are Jess veteran than Ilic British, for one reason, because Kng- land v.a.s in (he ; war more than two years before we were. If lh c Kale.; ate" kind, our men never will have lime Jo .acquire n.s long experience in (hi;; var as ,lhe British have alrcailv. I5nl. ve needn't worry about them. They . Mill do what is given (hem to do, ' Call 'Em Cobras A letter writer who is up on his zoology objects to calling U-boats rattlesnakes. The rattler, he points out, is the gentleman among snakes because he warns before he strikes, and seldom attacks except in. what he considers self-defense, The cobra, on the contrary, goes out of his way lo strike without warning, as U-boats do. It is easy to understand why most submarine progress has been made by the Germans. More civilized people shoot sitting birds only with regret. to Administrator Jlrown is facing UK; probability of a test (o determine just how far limited grants of wartime au- Iburily can be slrctcbod. Laymen have assumed that I h,o Emergency Price Control Act of ISMtf jiiiU about suspended peacetime restrictions upon federal powers in thin field. But some industries, feeling that they have turned lh« other check until they are dizzy, have read the lex), and have discovered that there is a statutory ceiling upon Ol'A's actions. A field day 'for lawyers i.s predicted unless — and here is the government's out — unless 01' A con form's its program with the War Production Hoard's, so as lo take advantage of Donald Nelson's broader powers. » SO THEY SAY We must. prepare now ai:ain:>l unemployment during the reconversion period and for full 'uiul continuing employment under ii peacetime economy. The first, seal should be a foundation for better living Iliiough provision for enough jobs and lasting jobs—National planning Association. t * » We will nut barter tin atom ol lhc fuiulu- mcntnl principle upon which American liberal- Ism is based—reliiincc on free men wilh free minds.—Assistant Secretary of Slate Adolf A. Uerlc, Jr. * • * • * Stripped ot every weapon, Impoverished, starved, uprooted and scattered among unknown prison camps, the unc-omuid'cd men and women ol occupied Europe'are i\ living testament to tiie slnmlua of Ihe human sphit.—Joseph C. Grew. . * * • If this sacrifice of blood arid slrcngtli again brings a concentration of riches in the hands of « few—grcni. fortunes lor tho privileged Jim! misery and poverty for the people In general- then democracy will have failed and all Ihhi sacrifice will have been in vain.—Vice President, Henry Wallace. * * t Tile need is for careful analysis, common sense planning and preliminary action In locating and blinding the foundation for the essential roads to lasting peace.—Senator Harold 11. Burton of Ohio. * * * There are many more casualties than have been announced, and there will be ninny more before the North African campaign k over.— Nnlloiinl American Lesion Commander nounc Waring, back from Tuni.sla. , * * * The post-war world must he cue wherein the ninn who, through his contribution today, merits security tomorrow and who .shows Hint lie can and wishes to work, will not sutler from oppression, hunger, lack of shelter, and unemployment—Vice President, Henry Wallace. * * . * Brazil Is ivlllinj; lo llshl side l>y fide ivilli (lie United Nations and f.iie is prepared to send trcops to fight abroad. We expect to fight Jbvcntl eventually lo achieve complete collaboration—Gov. Raphael I'err.ande.s u'f SliUc of l!lt> Griuuic do Norli;, Uraxil. » • • The war In its fourth year lias reached its • hrude.M. rilasc and thn w;w out of it:, trials ami KUflcrliijs, m- even Its end. (.an mwhcre be rlis- rcruwl.—Nazi Propaganda Mini.slrr I'aiil Joseph Gocbbcls. SIDE GLANCES •'It seems _ lo me tfivre's enough (rouble in the world, Mother, without making use keep up these old pinuo.les- sons all summer!". WEDNESDAY", APRIL 28, 1943 SERIAL STORY/ DARK JUNGLES BY JOHN C. FLEMING & LOIS EBY THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William ferguson NEW GUINEA IF PLACED WITH ONE END AT NEW YORK CITY; WOULD REACH TO THE STATE OP CARROTS ARF. DESCENDANTS OF WELL KMOWN WEED • OF THE COUNTRYSIDE. 4-29 SOME PEOPLE BLOWUP ' WHEN 5CME PfiOPL . BLOW IN," Ssvs AN&US DOBEV; VEXT: Poison irss in the jungles. In Holly w-soa K>- KKtjKINK JCMIN'SON NEA Staff Cnrrcspoiiilcni Jackie (Hutch) Jenkins is a film sr. Inn he doesn't know it yet Jackie Is five years old. Ho lins freckles the si> c of hall Oaplaui Jack Jenkins of (he annv ferry command in Africa And tis mamii further cxplaiiis, the sitd'den discovery of Jackie by the movies is a bit of human comedy itself "I-'or years," she says, "I've been Out Om-Way By J. R. Williams le Mctro-GoldwyrT-Maycr studio. In his first go al cameras. Jackie JnicU the neatest celluloid tiickof lie year, lie stole '"llic roin Mickey rtooncy. won the fat 1-G-M contract and ih c nomin.i- ons of just about evei.vody as Ihe ogical successor ol two oilier fam- jous screen Jaukies — Coogan s'.nd Cooper. Jackie doesn't know lie's a film star ycl because, as his mania explains, he didn't know what lie was doing when he was working hi "The Human Comedy." ' "Ifc thought," Fay.s iiinma, "llua he was jusl playing," Mama is Doris Dudley, ad re-, daughter of New Ynrk ;'irAv.aJapi.i- columnisl Hide Hwilry. p.m.i it getting nowhere in Butch i.she called him nutch even before lie was borni, in one pic- '"rc, gets notices such unman Comedy" never received." •Jackie's discovery is one of those typical Hollywood stories. Ifc v playing on Ihe beach 'at .Santa Monica. Director Clarence Brown &OOD GOSH.' THOJGV1T NOU OM POP COMING, UMCLE T5N.M ANS OLD PHOTO OP HINV — HE LOOKS KIND OF FLOWEQ AN 1 MU5HBOOM PlCKtOS OK TOKV .,AN'NVE { 6UARO ISV\ TOM6OE OF . LEftWOER IS A POWERFUL TIME... BEEN OACV? COOLQ POTNTO 1M HEOO&S AC£ MADE.-NOT kid brother in 'The Human Comedy." nut lor a few days after he started work in the picture. Director Brown wished he'd never met Jackie. He had nvrr seen a lihn f.el before. He had no training. He couldn't remember lines. He would stop in HIK middle of a scene to a.sk questions, or scratch his face, or wipe hi.s no.se or demand to know when lie could go home. All Jackie bad. In fact, were Iliose freckles lhc si/.c of half dollars, those, si Bernard eyes and a great personality. Bill Director Brown knew Jackie had possibilities uiul .swore he'd make the kid act even if it look two years. There as a good deal of pleadinc. begging. i>:ibine (from candy to sailboats i. vnr one par- ii:ul.irly dUflcuH ;c~nr. Brov.n had screens set up around the -set so ALLISON'S FLANS CHAFfER XXI J1USY days stretched ahead for everyone at the cstancia. From every direction in the jungle chi- cleros brought their canvas bags vt fresh latex to the clearing. Steam rose all day and far into toe evening from the huge copier kettles. Rcnaldo was in half a dozen llaces ^t once, seeing that the flrcs were kept banked, the latex poured Into the cooking vats, and, when boiled to a thick mass, poured inlo the cooling molds, There was the weighing to be done, the paying off of each chi- clcro, the mules and men to be fed and bedded, and constant protection of the chicle from the drenching rains. Barry had taken over the task of stamping each briek ot cooling cWele with the trademark of the pjantation. It was a small but important routine which Rcnaldo did not like to leave to natives and it cased Barry's impatience somewhat. Each of Renaldo's tasks accomplished brought the next visit to Moncha Suma nearer. Allison was almost as busy as Eenaldo. Like him she began to get up at dawn in order to do her heaviest work before file intense noonday heat set in. The fame of her zoot caps had spread like wild fire among the horde of chicleros, and she was besieged with calls for more. She had stitched the first caps painstakingly by hand. But with the sudden demand, this method would not suffice. She came hurrying across l!ic clearing one suf- focatingly hot morning to the veranda where Lila and Barry were having breakfast. Barry leaped up to pull a chair lor her. "Take it easy, zoot queen," he begged. "You'll melt on one of those rushing trips of yours and someone will scoop you up for latex." * » • A LL1SON laughed gaily, push^ ing back an unruly sunburned lock of hair off her tanned face wilh the back of her hand. "The precious joke of it all is,' she confided, "that my zoot caps aren't invulnerable and the Indians know it. But it's got aboiil through the tribe that I'm lucky for them. And anything I give them is a lucky piece. So I'm stuck with about 40 more zoo! caps to make." Lila took a sip of her iced cofTee.- "You have .complicated vour life.' 1 she said serenebw Allison gave her guest a quick sharp glance. Lila was in 3x quisitely tailored silk shorts and blouse, cool and immaculate. Barry braced himself for sparks But the flinty look softened iii Allisons eyes under a sudden warm smile. "I wish I were clever like you are, Lila," she said wistfully "1 know you'd think of some way out of this." Lila shot Allison a look or quick suspicion but Barry laughed in elief, "Go ahead, Lila," he urged 'You always were efficiency plus," I L 'M sl "' u ee« d her slender shoulders delicately. "Well" she mused thoughtfully, "pasi out flowers or something. Tell them those will be just as lucky for them." "Oh, but they wouldn't," objected Allison quickly, "The 7.ooL caps are a partial proteclion I want the chicleros to have them " "Well then," Lila thought rnp- idly, and came up with an inspiration, "have the Indian women sew them." Allison looked stunned wilh sudden relief. Then, she gave n whoop of joy. "Lila, you're an absolute genius!" She turned lo Barry enthusiastically. "She's helping you, too, you know, because the chicleros will work faster when they get their caps. I'll get Hie. material and needles and thread—" She darted to the veranda door, then turned back wilh a pleading look at Lila. "It's going (o lake a little teaching right at first. You could do it better than 1. Would you mind terribly, Lila?" Lila choked a little on her coffee, but her smile was impassive. "Not at all," she said sillily. So Lila was coerced into the plantation activity. The "little teaching" proved more than she had dreamed in her worst suspicions. She found herself going back and forth from the Topping esliincia to the Indian huts in Hie blazing sunshine with fresh supplies of material, sitting with black, chattering Indian women in their odd smelling huls, called over lu the steaming copper kettles to take a message from Renaldo or Barry or Allison back to the big house. * * * T^HE days became- long, grueling . ' periods of torture. And the bitterest part of it was Iha't she was perfectly helpless. Lila had planned her trip so carefully—a swift descent upon the plantation, a rapid expose of lhc stupid little flirt who had lured Barry to her estancia, and a return fo Neiv York with a convalescent fiance. How. differently it had worked out! Harry sliibbo] nly determined :o stay here until ficnaldo could !akc him to make peace wilh the 3uichc chief. And her own 3ffl. ciency lumcd as a boomerang upon her by the wily Allison, ft wai nsufferable! For Barry expected miracle* from her .iftcr her amazing iungl* .rek. And, so that Allison wouldn't ?xpose her duplicity, she wai forced to carry on (he illusion of •xlng a supenvomnn. The sweltering rays of lhc sun melted her make-up, (lie small crawling insects in the smelly Indian huls revolted her. She loathed everything about the hot, dirty, isolated country. But pride, kept her doing her share in the plantation's strenuous duties, day after dragging day. She had just finished her round at Indian huts one morning. The heat was heavy—muggy. It was difficult lo move. The shouts ot (ho Indians rang in iier aching head. The constant stench of food and bodies in the hut had been especially abhorrent. She put on her sun helmet and starled back across Ihe clearing to the Topping eslaneici, walking with proud strides but secretly counting the steps lo the darkness and semi- coolness of her room. She saw the group by the last Indian hut and tried to hurry pasl, but lliey saw her. Barry hailed her over. "Want lo go out on a short Irek inlo the jungle and sec Ihe prize zapolc Iree?" he grinned as sho turned back. Rcnaldo beamed al her. Her being there had relieved him of a deep gnawing fear of Barry as a rival. He was Ihe soul of gallantry to her. Now lie added eagerly, "Nearly three kilos flow from Us bark before the gashes heal!" . Lila wanted lo shriek al them. What did she care if 10,000 kilos llowed from the plagued zapote! She wouldn't go a step inlo that hellish jungle if she was shot for it. But her face did not give away her thoughts. She alibied sweetly on Ihe score of her work. Unfortunately for her, Allison came around the corner of the hut in lime to hoar her. She was carrying a bowl of soup for an ema- cialcd-looking Indian lolling in Hie shadow of the doorway. ''Nonsense," she called brightly fo Barry as she gave the soup to the Indian. "You lake her right along. We've got lo see she doesn't overwork—like this poor Indian did." Her eyes met Lila's sleadily. A shadow passed over Lila's face. Then slie said with slow •effort, ."All righW-I'd love-lo go." (To Be. Continued) Jackie would not uo distracted by set workers. Finally, between. Brown's pa- icnce and Jackie's natural charm, *e picture was completed. And he results, of course, proved Brown's faith in Jackie .Metro executives, viewing the picture for the first time, tripped over themselves rushing out on the theater to sign the boy to a contract. JACKIE UNIMPRESSED Jackie, still unaware of what, was going on, was unimpressed. Seeing himself on the screen for the first time, he squirmed and fidgcled and finally wailed to his mother, "I wanna .sec Mickey Mouse." No, they're not. going to give Jackie a drama coach to prepare him for his next picture, cither "The Yearling" or "You Can't, Fool a Marine," with Eleanor Powell. At least not if mama can help it. "Thai's Hutch's charm—his naturalness," she says. "I want him to go on thinking it's a new kind of game. He's ; going to public school, too. TheyM Mioil him imt- tlng him in school with other film youngsters. They're \vi;;c lo nct- Ing. Jackie isn't. We've even dropped our membership to a beach club. Too many people were palling him on the head and saying. 'And how is our little star today?'" Jackie is fortunate. Mama Doris Dudley knows show business—and movie kids and movie molhcr:;. She's keeping her, and his, feel on the ground. of his troubles, .should you listen ittentively or ciiHniFs them with wisecrack? 2. Should cm: pvldc liimself on having a "terrible temper"? 3. Should a per;:on who has others working for him dfctom-agc their treating him v.-ilh familiarity? 4. Is II necessary lo mention the weather to every acquaintance you meet on the street? 5. When an acquaintance; iay.s. "How are you?" should you feel IhaL you must :;t:irt Idling him how badly yon feel? What would yon do if— You cannot (jn to iho telephone and .so ask n member of vour family lo take the- caller'., number for you— (a) When you call back smub- gi/e for noi being able to come lo the leleplione? Ui) Make no apology when you en!I back? Answers 1. 1/i.slcii lo him—unlc.'j p .i he AIj- WAYS ha.s troubles llial he wants lo lalk aboul, 2. No. .'i. UK will find it easier to handle than IF lie doe.s. 4. Ko. Unless you can lliink of nothina elic to say. 5. No. Heller "What Would You Do" sol lit Ion—fa). We j ,>s <m iU- com. mmerals'.iml oilier nutritional nids. We carry only the tcslcd products of rccoxnizeil nanufacturin!; laboratories. Thus, you arc assured of full value anil Huxiimnii benefits cn you brinj? your i'hjsidan't prcscriplion here lo be Tilled. Wood's Drug Store ,. BLYTHKVIJ.I.E, MIND YOUR MANNERS MIND 'YOUR MANNERS Test your knowledge of correct social usage lj y answering lhc following questions, then chucking neainM, the authoritative answers below: 1. 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