The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 11, 1943 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 11, 1943
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FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 1943 BLTTHEYIUJJ (AlK.y COURIER NEWS PAGE THREE HIGHLIGHTS FROM LATEST'BOOKS Shed A Tear-ancl Cheer-Over Yank Deeds In Queens Of Air "YIAYBK your heart lias welled up in your throat on occasions, slid mnybe U'nrs Imyo filled your eyes and overflowed, nut you operated its one of llio few ))ilols ':!iven'l quite feit grief unless you In (he raclfic left after Hie nttiick on Pearl Harbor by our rat friends, the Japs. 1 We'll guarantee that you'll shed a tear over our impreparedne^s in (he southwest theater of war after rending W. U Willie's "Queens Die Proudly" < 1 inrcourt. • Brace: S2.SO). White, in Interviewing Ucni.-Co). Prank Kurt'/, former Olympic diving champion, and his Flylnii Fortress crew, tells the tale of the war In the Pacific from Pearl Harbor on. of his Willie's pen Ihe mistakes we made and Ihe omissions we were (sillily of in this rill-impoilant theater of war. You'll cry with Kurtr, as he views the dead bodies of the crew of his original Flying Fortress. "Old 09," on the bomb-pitted Clark 1'iclcl near Manila following the initial Jap raid. You'll thrill at the exploits of a small bunch of Yankee heroes — liura W :i t! n c r, Shorty . Kiu I'/, i"wl members crew, lei! forcefully under Whcless, Colin Kelly, those strange contrast |o 'ancient fortresses. Yet tiie establishment of war bases and economic 'iiniirow- nents have enluiue*<l, -rather thah spoiled, the enchantment, and excitement of the' Cailbbees. Tolas' they are'no less beuutlfril. bill they assume ' a ' new imnorlance, -English, French.. Dutch Islands alike, in a war to be .won.. Wlien.-lt's all over, you may still lake ihat cruise. Yr.u will certainly v. ; a|it . lo, after rending .and .. seeing (|ic. superb pliolographs in "Islands on piiard.". • • • lil.ACJK NA/I MACilP WlTCHCnAFI' " elsewhere juay In the be dead 'civilized other guys who. in the-face of (insurmountable "odds, took to tin? atr In that Queen of the sky, the Plying Foiire.'s, and American (Igllloi planes, and licked the Japs a'L their own game in Die early stages of the war. and when near coual- Ity was ruchc'd in air strength made monkeys out or the sons ol Nippon. * » • TJiKEE I.OVKS IN ONE BOOK J ULIAN UAY. a young Englishman, came lo Colonial Wil- llnniEburg, Va., just before Ihe outbreak of the Hcvolullonnry War. His saca is contained in the novel, "Dawn's Early Light." by Elswyth Thane (Duell, Sloan & Pea ice: 52.50). As a school teacher he was staunchly pro-King in Ills views, but admitted the . British were tactless as the Americans in their handling of colonial differences. Gradually he came to speak of the Continentals as "our troops" and suddenly realized that in spite of his homeland, he was a Virginian. He went to war as a private and was at (te Kalb's side when the general was faiully wounded at Cainden. As a prisoner, he was rescued by Swampfox Marion, with whom he lived for a time. Marion realized this school teacher was loo valuable for guerilla warfare and Bay became an aitlc to General Greene, who sublet him to Ijifayctte under whom Day advanced to rank of major. Be'sfdes ' iutiinatc'-^gli'nipscs 1 of figures of NIC times, such as Washington, Jefferson, Patrick Henry, General Gates. Conuvallis and others, there is a love story—or more correctly—three love stories. v * ' TAKE THAT CRUISE, BY BOOK IfP the. war knocked your plans •*• for that cruise through the West Tndies into a cocked hat. take comfort in Helen Follett's "Islands on Guard" (Scribner's, $2.50). Mrs. Follett gives you much more than a hasty tourist's-cye, kaleidoscopic view of this fascinating chain of islands. Her historical background of Antigua, Martinique, SL Lucia, Trinidad, and the smaller links is anything but text- bookish. Fellows named Blackboard, Morgan, Klricl, and others of their ilk who plied a booming pirate trade step right out of tlie prige, knife in teeth. Sir Francis Drake, no mean' privateer in the days when he was OH the pay roll of Queen Elizabeth, plays a dominant role in the ancient history of the islands, as does an adventurous chap named Columbus, who, after all, got there first. But once you are equipped with the ruillior'o colorfully brushed backdrop, the islands and their people as they are today in wartime step foith for inspection. The old never disappears, but the new edges in. In ;.omc spols the peaceful atmosphere, though still existing, has been changed by the peaceful occnpiitjon of American troops. Modern armament stands in world, ]mt Nn?.i lenders have.(lone Ihcir best to revive, medieval' be- llefs In mysticism'anil occult'hum- bug. How far the clock ~lia/>~ been turned back Is revealed in ."Double,' Double Toil and Trouble"• (.Viking;; $2.15). Lion Peuchtwanger's novel based on the life of Hitler's'sooth- sayer, - y , The time Is 1032. and .selfish, 1 vnln, iwtnpous Oscar Lijuleiisack rises-to fe-lory in n fashion'that parallels Hie -ascendancy of H[ller. ! When he is no longer - 'useful to. Ihe Fuehrer; he pays with his 'life for his short-lived fame. Nazi Germany Is its F3A f ARMfcfcS LtP THt WAY IN BOOSTING 1942 PROPUCTIOW BYWHKH AU. IMCAtUW TUB*, PftOPJCTKMJ. PMCtMTACt IMC«A5H> Tflem PM»UCTK»1 <y-s^ painted 1 in'all ruthless, grasping, greedy! 'robbing infamy—yet Feuchtwanger has purposely •refrained from coloring, his story with nhy/jiiirg. but statements llmthiive been gleaned from' 'the records. No one. can read. "Double, "DcAi- ble Toil and Trouble" without re- (Ifeing the-duplicity of Nazi leaders,'who sacrifice even their'own friends when they interfere with ihelr craze for power and 'authority. The novel is an numrate account of. Nazi history, dramatized through fictional treatment. ' This piclograph shows how operators of family-size farms financed hy Form Security Admlnls, jtration loam increased their output ot war .vital.foods In 194!!.''Horrowers of Koijlon VI—Ailumsiis, itouisiaiia and Mississippi—accounted for even greater increases in milk, Ijei'f, and peanuts than the National percentage. The chart is based on production figures released by (lit; U. S. Uepiii'tinent of Agriculture, ' THE BATTLE or TRANSPORTATION • EDSON IN WASHINGTON Food Price Inflation Control BY fKl'f.K Courier Ncu'K EDSON Vacation Bible Schco) Commencement Tonight Vacalioa Bible School of the First Baptist Church ivill hold commencement exercises tonight at. 8 o'clock. Approximately 125 pupils will take part in a Bible and singing demonstration. • Tile following workers have led in the school during the last two weeks: The Rev. O. J. Chaslain, pastor; Gene Barllelt, principal; Mrs. Le Ona Bowman, secretary; itfrs. Murray Smart, organist; Mrs. Lucian Coleman, story teller; Mrs. Charles Pom, pianist. The -Rev. J. H.. Caldivell, associational missionary, superintendent of the' Ihter- medialc Department, was ' assisted by Mrs. Ebb Carson and (Miss Minnie Foster. Mrs. Harry Brooks,. superintendent of the Junior Department wns assisted by her son, Harry Hay, Mrs. M. C. Outlaw, Mrs. E. W. Simmons and Mrs. L. I. Rice. Mrs. J. H. Caldwell, ^superintendent of the Primary, Department, was assisted by Mrs:: J.'.C. Lee and Mrs. Thelma Atkins.''Mrs. E. M. Eaton, superintendent of the Beginner Department, and was assisted by Mrs. H. C. Blankcnship. Miss Betty Foster and iMiss Betty Woodson. Jack,Chastain was the trumpeter. Special services will also be h'eld Sunday night with a Junior Choir of 40 voices. What lo do with this food price control and rallonlng business lo make it work is still the country's and the administration's, most embarrassing problem chilli — worse, even, than trying to figure out I low to make John L. Lewis stop behaving the way he does. 7'lie two-Mllion-dotlar subsidy proposed to tiic White House by A. F. of L. and C. I. O. presidents Green and Murray and the Combined Labor War Board is one way out — if the President can sell the Idea to Congress. But if the subsidy approach is decided upon, It must' be an all-out effort, and no more of this fiiMiness which has characterlcd the half-hearted attempts to put over subsidies thus far. Completes Course Julia Westbrook of Blytheville has completed a course in aircraft sheet metal at the Arkansas Trade School, Little Rock, and was presented a. certificate for the special war production training by W. J. Hreit, executive school. director of - tho used in the United Britain. Is small geo- programs of enforce- cducation are llie con- Success of British and Canadian governments In putting over subsidies to control prices is pointed to as the principal reason subsidies should be Stales. But graphically and Canada Is small in number ol inhabitants and the dlf- flcullles of administering subsidies, controls and "' enforcement grow greater as the sine of the job increases. Vigorous ment and comitants of success for any price, rationing and anti-inflation campaigns. These tilings haven't been sold to the American people. It is even beginning to appear that large elements of the population don't want controls on distribution or celllngs~on prices. Education on the needs of these things has been a complete flop. ENFORCEMENT A FAKCK Too many of the people who have converted to the need for price control and convinced of the dangers of inflation believe that rationing and such stuff are all right, for the other fellow, but, shouldn't be applied to themselves. There been altogether too Zellners Buy;House Mr. and Mrs. Morris Zellner'hav^; purchased the house at 115 Easv Kentucky from Mrs.. M. O. Usrey, where they have been living ior some time. 3 The two-bedroom house Is being redecorated and repaired and a screened front porch added. much of the idea that controls of any kind are unnecessaiy. Too much of the "let things alone and they'll take care of themselves" dea. The fallacy of that contention should be clear lo anyone who During 1940, 901 persons visited the Natural Bridges National Monument In Utah. ooks ut. what hapimis when en- orccincnt Is relaxed. Enforcement o far has been a farce, from (he op up. The subordinate officials charged with doing the work liavn rlcd hard enough, but have been iiindicapped by lack of support rom Ihelr suiwriors, To be effective, price and rallon- ng enforcement would lake n staff )f 3500 inspectors and enforcement official.';, phis a tremendous civilian volunteer force. Price Admlnlslra- ,or Urown has not encourged tin- DUllding up of price enforcement, l»it has even gol)e so far as lo assure Congress that a fund of more [ban $20 million appropriated for : 3ricc enforcement would not be used. TOO MUCH susricioN A more effective use ol Industry could be made, to Increase co-operation with the government the anti-inflationary crusade. There Is too much of the old mistrust of producer and distributor. Each is suspicious of the other's Intentions lo price gouge. Distributors complain if farm prices arc supporter lo increase production. Growers complain that the margin is .too great between the prices they receive and the prices consumers |iay and that the distributors get lo< much profit for processing anil handling—ima'e profit than nho producer gets as a gross price. When roll-backs come, If the middlemen arc squeezed they yell, and if the roll-back is passed on to farmers as a cut in price, Ihey yell. Yet the belief persists among the optimists in government, In both Office of Price Administration and War Food Administration, that food production can be encouraged and food price inflation can be controlled, simultaneously, using the power of the government to act affirmatively on both these fronts, along with affirmative action in wage control and a vigorous lax program to take off the excess spending power. Price conlrol and allocalions — which is another name for ration- Ing— most certainly been employed effectively by the government on durable goods to curb inflation by cutting the cost of materials of war billions of dolhirs. There is no reason why similar controls: cannot bo npplied suc- ;sfnlly to curb Inflation by cut- ing (tic east of • Jiving--oncp Ihe li'ciston is made lo do It, und it s done. Keeping Up With The Men In Service Every unnecessary mile you drive is n contribution lo oar Axis tncmics. Every hit of rubber rmcl r.asollnc you Knve on the home front Is n contribution to the combat needs of our lighting men on every battle front, ^in,, , You cnn help hasten the day of victory by confining your driving to n patriotic minimum. Use your cnr only forcciing to mid from work... fornccdcd chopping . . . for w«r-tiin« ncllvitlc3 like vendible RardeninR ... for travel lo mill from places without oilier trims- jiurlnlioil facilities. , ->«bMM i Remember, your Government nsW you to do yourpiirt to prevent n truns- ve! ' sj >f4 slcsj ns- J •»-.***. porlfltton breakdown, risks you to Caro For Your Cat—For Your Country. Visit your Phillips 66 Service Man fit least once n week. Hia ^'ro-snvi'ri^ service includca checking air prcssurea, inspcclini! for cuts find bruises, criss- crossiiiR with the, spare every 3,000 inilca. lih cnr-snvltig ecrvicc Includes inspection of bnltcry, nir filler, ami radiator; lubrication of every point specified by the maker of your car, > AddPliil!jpsC6PolyGns,nndPhillips 60 Motor Oil... mid you have n complete- (rcntmcnt tlmt perks np weary automobile!)... u treatment that makes your money, your tires, and your cnr go further. Hilly K. Taylor, son of Mrs. William k. Taylor wont lo Ulllo Hock Sunday where hn will Join the Navy. gtmc Webli, son of Mr. and Mrs. C, S. Webb, is stationed at, Camp 1'olk, Iji., In Ihe Armored Infantry Dh'islon of the Army has received bis rating as a prlvnU: first class. Wllltiim D. Chumulin, son of Mr. and Mrs. \V. U. Cluimblln Is now stationed at Camp lleiuu'egurd, l.a., and will be assigned lo duty from there. Ltndsey DcMoss Driver, son ot Mm. Jessie P. Driver of 205 E. Kelser Ave., Oscreola. Ark.. Is now enrolled as an aviiilton cadet in the Army Air Forces I're-Fllght School for 1'iloUs at Maxwell Field. Cadet Driver is a graduate of Ifendi'ix College, Comvay, Ark, He had served four months in the U. S. Army and had received 10 hourii flight I raining at Krsklne College, S. C., wilder C.T.n. prim- to being accepted as an aviation cadet at Nashville, Tenn. FOR VICTORY... Buy U. S. War Bonds and Stamps Invest In America* Buy War Bonds And Stamps Manila News Ensign R. E. Fendler, on furlough from the Naval Air Station at Corpus Chrlstl, Texus, Is visiting Ills parent. 1 ;. Mr. and Mrs. A. I'endler, before beginning combat duty with the Atlantic Plcel. He also plans lo visit his sisler hi Indianapolis and to visit in Ulythcvillc. Grinifhu Mourns Scarecrow HOLLYWOOD, Cal (U! 1 )—Someone has stolen the scarecrow which Oroucho Marx had standing before his victory garden and he has offered a $'25 reward for its return. What particularly pains Clroucho is the straw-sluffcd dummy was made from one of his old suits and had a "Groucho" face palnlcd on It. Rear! Courier News Want Ada. iNozi'Relrnets SwelJ Scrop;Pile . '* Heap of hclmetsT Bcrlin'style* pilcs'up in Tunisians' Yank to is them out of booty-filled.truck.' Steel will go to scrap, cventu-j oily to be hurled .back at the enemy/•- THE OLD JUDGE SAYS;,. "Good morni ng, Doc .Your good wi fc tell s me you're working night and day now that so many of the younger doctorsarc in tliearmy." "That'sright. Judge, and I'm glad I'm still able to do it. Had a long letter from Harry... that bright, young fellow I was breakin' in lo lake over my praclice. He said the boys in the service arc getting the liest medical care of any armed force in our history. They really should with all those brilliant doctors and plenty of supplies to work with." "Speaking of supplies, Doc, not many people realize that a large part of the war- alcohol required to make the medical supplies thai arc being used right this minute to alleviate pain, combat infection and save human lives, is produced by the beverage distilling industry. This entire industry sloped making whiskey months ago and has been working night and day producing nothing but war-alcohol." "Nobody knows better than I, Iinto, what an itn[»rtant contribution to our war effort that really is. 1 ' Cmfmnti ofAkofotit Binian Mustms, If- ALKA-SELTZER CARDUI SAL HEPATICA (iflc SI/,K 49' HOTTI.E $1.20 SI/K VOUR DUTY It IS your duly to exercise . . . ID stay 111. Medical aiil of every kinil K haril lo gel . . . so do your iluly . , . ilay well! Dr. HESS' F.ivtsloek & I'otillry Remedies. Do You Need 'Vitamins?. llcr« is a MONEV HACK CUAR.VNTKE • uliicli will give you an' oppor-' tunlty to liud uuti Ask us about the. sensational of* for !>ri"£ ;nndn for testing- whether your system need vilamins, on a money b;ick guarantee .by. Ibc new V I - T E K N S I Ttsl Made On Regular Two-Weeks Supply. BAND AIDS 10 Times Stronger ' PHEMOROL MOSQUITONE New Sulfiithiiizol Packugc 10 Times Stronger Than Inilinc l!nrn or Sling I'ACKACR 25 C 39 Insccl Reiicll;int Tube . Woods Dra Store 221 W. Main Prescriptions s Accurately Filled Phojie 507

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