The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 30, 1943 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 30, 1943
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BLYTHEVJLLR (ARK.)' COURIER. NE. WS. THE BLYf HEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher SAMUEL P. NORRIS, Editor , JAMES A. GATENS, Advertising Manager GERALDYNE DAVIS, Circulation Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witncr Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. . Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday i Entered as second class matter nt the post- jffice at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. ,' Served by (lie United Press. SUBSCRIPTION RATES ' By carrier i» Ibc city of Blythcville, 20o per week, or 85c per month. By rriaH, within n radius of 50 miles,.$4.00 x pcr vtar, iz.OO for six months, $1.00 for three months; Dy mail' outside 50 mile zone $10.00 per ycur payable In advance. Well Done Neither I raveling nor shipping' is 'what it, used to he. Scats arc hard to gel, in Pullman or coach; mcal.s are sketchy and often unappetizing; nne x i.s 'apt to get put nut of the plane neat lie engaged well in advance. Freight and ^express are slow. Even air mail is not completely dependable. * Occasionally somebody grouches audibly about these hardships, but most of us take them in our stride hccause we realize that the nation's transportation facilities, passenger and commodity, are working miracles to give us even as good service as we have. > In World War 1, witli much more •equipment and a smaller load, the railroads broke down completely: war .'plants closed for lack of coal, liniisc- • iiolders actually suffered, there were rfuel riots, goods .spoiled on picr.s, and .'freight yards became so hopelessly eon- •gcslcd that cars containing war cargoes had to be lifted out by cranes. » * * * • • None of those things are happening -now. Discomforts—y o s—a n d delays, 'but nothing thai interferes with the .war effort, • The office of War Information has rounded up a picture of the current situation and has come to the conclusion that only as to oil and commutation are the pressures acute. There arc about four major causes of ;lhc tremendous load which, with much less equipment than they had in 1918, the transportation agencies arc handling so ably. Ofir industrial program i.s many times that of World War 1. This involves vastly greater movement of raw materials and'finished goods, and also a concentration of employment. I lint forces hundreds of thousands- of workers to travel many mile.s daily, depending upon public utilities because of the gasoline and rubber shortages. -T Gasoline and fuel oil were not so Important in World -War I. i * * » - : ' • Now our civilian economy is geared to them, and also our lighting strategy which depends u p o n planes, tanks, .jeeps, trucks, self-propelled artillery, iriie tankers upon which the cast depended now are needed to lake fuel to the war fronts, so the railroads have Had to assume that burden. ';. Troop movements arc heavier. The average soldier is moved 10 times, including a post-induction furlough trip, before he is shipped abroad. To move a single division v overnight requires J3<12 cars of every type. I Many things about this war have jieen mismanaged. They do not include transportation. That job has been—and is being—done marvclmi.slv well. The German people fear unconditional .surrender. They will hold out nt least n year before collnpse.-Wlllinm Allen \VhHo. Knnsns editor. Publication In this column of editorial* from other newspapers does not necessarily ineaii endorsement but Is an acknowledgment of Interest in the subjects discussed. Well Put President Roosevelt moved swiftly after the War Labor Hoard turned over to him, the wage dispute Ix'lwwn jnliicr.i nnd operators In Ihn roll coul fields, and his combination plea and ultimatum was forcefully iincl deftly put, He appealed to the patriotism of the miners, olTcred them another chance lo ii'.e existing govcrnmen- (nl agencies for adjustment of (heir grievances, announced tliat he had ordered an official Invc.s- tisation of claims that costs of living were disproportionately hisih in mining towns, nnd then said Ilntly Dial he would employ all his powers as President and CaintimmlCT-iii-CI>ief tmlcfs work was resumed by 10 o'clock tomorrow morning. II Is difficult to see how Mr. Roosevelt could have liccn any move rcii.sonablo and realistic than he was, nnd (hat he lias put lilmsr-lf on .strong ground for the final showdown wllh John U Lewis, truculent president of the United Mine Workers, in whom the real responsibility resides. Tin 1 i'ri-.siik'iil lias gone over Mr. Lewis' head, of, but not without complete understanding that Lewis will have to bo. reckoned with in (he last analysis. The next move is up to Mr. Lewis as well us the miners. There is a possibility Ihnl the majority tif the miners will return to work wit limit nny hint <ir sanction from Mr. Lewis, nnd U is a certainly that they will f!0 back if ho .say.s .so. In view of the chance that Mr. Roosevelt will liave to ust! other means of persuasion, as he surely will if his plea Is Ignored, It Is Interesting to speculate on what methods he will employ and what, sort of pciinllics might be applicable for those who refused and obstructed his orders. The President wisely gave no hint of what recourse tie has in miiul. but a strong suggestion came when he said "These are not mere strikes against employers of this industry to enforce collective iKirgaining demands. They are strikes against Ihe United States Government itself. Those strikes are a direct Interference with the prosecution of the war. Tl.ev challenge the Government machinery that has been set up for the orderly and peaceful settlement of all labor disputes. They challenge the power of the Government to carry on the war. The continuance and spread of these strikes would have the same elTcct on the course of the wnr (is n crippling detent in the field." The President has not exaggerated or overstated (he case, nnd Uierc are no more serious offenses against the Nation than those he has described. It Is difficult to see how ever John L. Lewis can avoid acknowledging the lucidity and cojcucy of the President's statement, but, If he refuses, he nnd those who follow him will have richly earned whatever comes. The "people, will follow the President In his conclusion Hint patience in (his matter has ceased to have nny virtue. —Commercial Appeal. • SO THEY SAY Tunisia will offer the first proving ground of rehabilitating an area actually devastated nnd plundered by the Germans. Whal will happen tticre may determine the pattern or relief efforts in oilier countries liberated by our forces. —Ur. Joseph J. scliwnrtz, chairman European executive council of Ihe Joint Distribution Cain- mltlec. If tlie libcralinn of the people for wliicli the fight is goinf! on today results in imperialism and oppression tomorrow, this terrible war will have iH'cn in vain.— Vice President Henry Wallace. Our micliL must urow even more than that of the phenomena! growth of llic last 12 months. until \vc can strike dashingly anywhere on the t;lobc.— Maj.-Gcn .lamps H. Dooliltlc. * * * Hey, you guys, what's Hit 1 matter—can't yon read? Keep off the Brass!— Soldier lo Gens. Ocorgp Marshall, chief of stall, ami Henry H. Anwld, Army Air Forces chief, promenading as civilians al Miami Beach. Fla. * * » There is no over-all manpower shortage. The problem Is how best to utilize the man and tvoninn power we linrc.— Jirollicrliood of Hallway Trainmen President A. F. Whitney. SIDE,' 4-30 v ";fiipl>,v iiiinivt'i'siiry. dear! Don'! It'll nic yon tlon'i know ivhal it is—why, il'.s ;i churn!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD SKI TPOOPS FIRSr WERE USED /3$y£4ftS AGO 'N THE SWEDISH- NORWEGIAN! WAR., WITH 2.OOO SKI RUN NERS IN THE LATTER. ARMY/ NOT UNTIL THE WORLD WAR. WAS THE IDEA USED AGAIN, AND THEN BY THE AUSTRIAN^, 5WISS,AND ITALIANS, ON THE ALPINE FRONTIERS. . >' V LAWYER. CAN CARRY A LONG CASE IN A BRIEF CASE/'5ijyj &.R. PAINTER., ELEPHANTS :> ,• HEART /' HAS A CIRCUMFERENCE «" / - ' FRIDAY, APRIL ,30, 1943. • SERIAL STORY; DARK JUNGLES BY JOHN C. FLEMING & LOIS EBY COPVUIOHT, It41. NEA SERVICE. INC. . CHIEF'S WELCOME CHAPTER XXIII fJARRY woke heavy-headed and listless to the dismal sound of an early thunder shower. The soggy heal told him it was already late, lie pulled himself out of bed, showered anci dressed. This was his third day of fever, ho told himself resignedly. It would probably reach Ms peak today, each attack seeming to be a three- clay affair. He had been increasingly miserable In llic two days following Kcnaldo's party, aching exhaustion in the morning and chills and rising fever as the afternoon wore on. He had been little help in the final molding and stamping of the chicle. He hurried out, through the quiet, empty hull of the estancia. Heavy sheets of rain dimmed the clearing and the high green wall of the jungle. The Indians' shacks crouched forlornly in the distance. "Good morning, darling. JIoiv do you Joel?" He turned to see Lila in the doorway. "Much belter, thanks," Barry (old her. The Indian woman brought his food. Barry drank scalding black coffee. He grinned at Lila and patted her slim hand. "Thanks lor the spot of nursing last night, Beautiful." "I'll be glad to get you back lo civilization where there arc some decent doctors and equipment," she said. "They won't help much," Barry said cheerfully. "Just a mailer of. wearing the blasted sluft down." "Nonsense," rclorjed Lila with a touch of irritation. "You're getting as fatalistic as these stupid natives." Barry chuckled. "They're not so stupid," he retorted. CHE dropped the subject lightly. After a minute she said, "I think you'll be glad to hear that Renaldo's gone to the new grove. I lo!d him how desperate you were to get started so lie left on old Indian in charge o£ finishing the chicle hero." "Goodl" cried Barry. "Then in -\ couple of days we'll he ready for our call on Ivloncha Suraa. If we just come (4* all right with he old bird—1" "You'll come out all right, I know you will," Lila murmured, her smile deep and assured. Barry squeezed her hand gratefully. "You're u good sport, Lila." The slashing rain slopped abruptly, as (hough it had been turned off. Steam rose from Ihe lot ground of the cleaving. Down at the Indian shacks now (hey could see the Indiaas standing around one or the thalchcd-roof luts in close groups. A strange murmur came from them. 'What Is It?" Barry was watching them curiously, "u sounds like they're chanting." "Let them chanl," said Lila. She rose- from Ihc table and pulled liim toward ihe eslniicUt door "Let's pack your things £0 (hat when you get back from Moncha Suma'.'i—" But Barry's gVe was still on the native demonstration. "Wonder what's up?" When she refused to go with him, he set out across the clearing alone. Barry made his way to the door of the hut. He stepped across the threshold and halted in amazement. On a rough table in the steamy hut, there were two tubs of water. As a wiry liltle Indian and his moaning wife looked on in stolid suffering, Allison dipped a liny ng with fire this lime. What imp of Satan had tempted her to tinker with the life of an Indian child? They'd blame her if it died. And t looked right now as if that's _ust what il was doing. The small black body writhed in convulsive agony, then abruptly stiffened. The iny face was black and mottled he eyes glazed. The Indian woman's moans rose shrilly. * * * ALLISON'S while liltle jaw; lightened. "Hotter," she whispered lo Bary through clenched leelh. "Holer- still." Only he could hear the.' lesperation in her muted (ones as she went on dipping with feverish i speed, not breathing—back—forth i •back—forth. ... i All at once tlie stiffened liltle j body relaxed. U was the death ;pasm. . . ! ( But no. The gla/ed eyes witched. The arms and legs began to nestle normally in Ihe i circle of Allison's arms. The baby ive a choking whimper! ' i Barry look his first deep breath is ho went hack across the clear- ng with Allison. ) "Beginner's luck," he told her. ! 'You'll be the miracle wonian lo i them now. But I wouldn't try hat again." ; Allison looked up nt him. Her eyes were wide with piteous fear . ind she was trembling all over. "Why did 1 stick my big fool in?'" one tub and going on black haliy firsl then in Ihe other! 'What on earth here?" cried Barry. Allison glanced over her shoulder. There was a loo); of frenzied absorption on her lace. "Convulsions," she said briefly. "I had 'em when I was a baby." Barry strode up lo her. The liny black limbs of the child her arms were twisting in strange contortions. "Whal are you doing with it?" he cried, alarmed. "Hoi water—cold water," Allison snapped lowering ihe small black body into the other tub. "My nurse used to do it lo me. Bring me that kettle on the stove! Barry brought it and poured steaming water inlo Ihe hoi lub. "Hoi as the trinket can 'stand it without blistering," Allison ' ordered. She went on dipping. The Indian woman's moans continued and the low chanting came from outside. Cold apprehension rose in Barry. The craz.y liltle dabbler was play- whispered. "Whal if—what she f- Barry whooped with amusement. 'You're the battiest little screw- . bail," lie told her. "Your scare . rellex is wired in wrong. It al- .vays begins to twitch after the; danger instead of before!" ' As they nearrxi Ihe house they '• aw Lila on the shaded veranjla • talking to a half-naked. Indian. • She called to Barry in a voice pi controlled excitement, "He says he's a Quiche." Barry's laughter died. His Ihroat conslricted with shock. He took the veranda stairs three at a time, cursing himself for going without his gun. The (all, dark Indian gave hipi a piercing look. "You Mis-lair Fielding?" ^ Barry nodded. With a swift movement, the Indian reached out a long brown' arm and opened his fingers, A folded paper lay in the dark palm. Barry opened it and read it. It" said in »i painstaking, flowing, script, "Will you return to my house : noil' to talk of the mines?" It was signed by the Chief of the Quiches! {To Be Continued) NEXT: How hlKh can man go without extra Sxyjen? In Hollywood Ity i:iiSKlNr;. JOHNSON NEA Stuff Corrcsrioiiflcnl You've been reading about n lol of battles, recently but the Battle of the lieartls probably has escaped your attention. The Battle .of the Beards i.s be- ing fought, lo the last hair, on a sound stage at the Mth Century- Fox .studio In Hollywood ' between Monty Woolley. Laird Cregar and Melville Cooper. It got, off (o a Woolley starl, the studio made the mistake of giving ..ttil'ot HOGMJE: >-' > OF THE P1-U5H N.3UM £f>U. BLO\0 PK COMDFOR.Sr:.MiS, CPl !;,',€./ Tr>?^ CfM-L N\t Ti<:-." e?.XO ., HIM HIS FP\THEP. UT ESJHW6 PAPPV' HOOPLE - •nit; v«V UKAliD.S C<M>U:I\ Svoolley, C'rcgar. Cregar and Cooper chin chives for their roles in a picture .starring Woolley ami Grade Fields oml titled. "Holy Matrimony." Quicker than you can say "Van Dyke," it developed into an unprecedented scene-stealing duel. This mistake of having three beards in one picture \ras quite a mistake. Horrible, in fact. You see. Die beard i.s Monty Wpolley's trade- mart:. Jusl like Dorothy LanioWs sarong. Veronica Lake's pcek-a-boo hair and Chnrti? McCarthy's mon- ncle. Woolley lovps his board and expects lo be buried in it. So you can imagine his emotions when he walked on Ihe set of •Holy Matrimony" for the first- time and round Cregar weaving a ry fancy, two-pointed number nnd Cooper in one of those Blnni- erous Prince Albert jobs, WII.I) WOOM.KV Well. Wooley glared while Cregar and Cooper just stood there and grinned and then he stormed off the -set lo the office of Producer Nunnnlly Johnson. Producer Johnson. \vho had been expecting. Woollcy's visit ail morning, tried lo soothe the gentleman's feelings. "After all," sntd Johnson, ducking behind a bookcase, "it's uol. so had." WhatJM mean-not so bad?" , "Well," said, Johnson, meekly, 'you marry Oracle Fields in the picture. We could have had you falling in love with a bsarded lixcly instead and—" Cregar and Cooper were still grinning when Woolley returned to the set. But by now Woolley wasn't glaring. He was all smiles. "Three beards In one picture," lie chuckled. "Very funny. Lots of laughs. Very funny." I Cooper and Cregar eyed each ether suspiciously and tbeii ail three beards went to work in the first, scene and the hair started to fly. If he had lo compete with two other beards in one picture. Monty Woolley knew what to do. And he was doing it—every scene-stealing trick hs'd learned in a lifetime of acting behind a beard. Right smack in tile middle of one of Crogar's biggest scenes, Woolley started stroking his beard. You'll probably be so fascinated by Wool ley's iieard stroking, he hope, you won't even notic= Mr. Cregar. Tills, of course, left Cregar very unhappy and, next time Wooley went into a big scene, Cregar started fondling his beard. And when Woolley and Cregar aren't trying to steal scenes from each other, Cooper, and his beard, are. .Monty Woolley isin't going to this story at all. It's like this' explains Woolley: "All my theatrical life. I've ivorn a beard. All actors and actresses have features. This is just < thing in my stock in trade. "But from the way the beard singled out for stories which at- tck it from c very angle, you'd think the beard's name was Monty Wool- Icy nnd that all I had to do was wild it to the studio and let it earn a handsome living for me while I stayed home and played gin rtim- We just thought you ought to know how Monty Woolley feels. WAHNING OK»ER IN THE CHANCERY COURT, CHICK ASA WE A DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS. Virginia Roberts, Plaintiff, vs. No. 8189 Roberts, Defendant. The defendant Gail Roberts is hereby warned to appear within thirty days In llic court named in (he caption hereof and answer Hip. ccmniaint ol the plaintiff Virginia Roberts. Dated this 22 (lay of April, 1043.' Harvey Morris, Clerk By Doris Muir, D. C. G. W. Barham, Ally, for Pltf. J. Graham Sndbury, Atl-y. ad Litein (Seal) 4/23-30-5/7-14 Nnvy p.iti'ol blimps can stand still >" the air, fly backwards, or even put <ioivu a S ea anchor and ride as securely as a boat f you want lo buv mnro War Konils SKIJ, US T1!K riJHNITUHK u ,'} KE NOT - USING for cash! Ubfral trade-in allowanrn for fiiriiiiin 0 „„ ,, CH ._ A'vin Hardy Fnni. Co. '" Mrii » i'lionc 2302 u Also SOI Those vital Vitamins .. . • We prtde ourselves on the com- Plelcncsaofourslocksofvitamlni, minerals anil oilier nutritional aids. «<s carry only the tested product! Of recognized tnanufaclurine l»b». 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