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FOCI BLYTHJCV1LLE 'fARKj; POUBIBR ffEWS FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 194:5 THE BLYfHEVILLE COURIER NEWS • THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher SAMUEL f. NORRIS, Editor ' JAMES A. OATENS, Advertising Manager '' BoSe National Advertising Repretenutlvet: W»nice Witner Co., New York, Chlc*go, Detroit,' Atlanta, Memphis. - published Every Afternoon Eicept Sunday *:tottred M second class matter at the post- ofllce at Blythevlfle, Arkansas, under act of Con. October », KIT. Served by the United press. • -' SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the city of Blytbevllle, 20c per week, or 85c per month. .'.' By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, $4.00 per jew, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 (or three months; - byniall .outside 50 mile rone $10.00 pef yc» r ptyatle'In advance. 7l's the Turmoil Timt Matters • OPAdministrator Prenliss Rrown is entirely correct in that lie ciui spare the few dozens who have resigned or . may resign, from his agency, since some 160,000 will remain. But can he afford the discord, the turmoil, the uncertainly, the public distrust that this succession of upheavals is causing? We doubt it. • ' FobHcatlon In this column o/ edltoriali Irom other newspaper! does not necessarily mean ebdonement but Is an'acknowledgment o* Ki- tetert to the subject discussed. ' Political Expediency Governs the • • ' • - Congress "We have reached a nlncc In Ihls government where we have no fixed labor policy except one ;of political. expediency." The above sentence ii quoted from Ihe slale- 'ment of Congressman.Ross Rizlcy of Oklnhoma. .. .."I seriously doubt that Hie administration will enforce any real bill If 11 is passed, because they had emissaries running nil over (lie .hill; trying to beat this bill." I ThatIs the statement of Congressman Wesley E Dlspej of Oklahoma ••.The'statements'of these two congressmen give a ' complete picture of an administration and legislate bods which place a higher value on the< votes of workmen who throw down Ihelr tools in war Industrie 1 ; than they place on their duty-to maintain and equip the youths who arc facing, machine guns or torpedoes In defense of.'liberty: for ourselves and the nations of the world. •>A y.eak. and Imdcnuato labor bill has just passed the lower house of congress., I Is main provisions applv onlj to strikes in pln'nls which'" \ ha\e been, seized nnd arc being operated by the' government. It forbids the calling of a strike In a go\eminent-seized plant, but any 'Individual v,ho wishes to stop work shall have the right to do~so which means that If a thousand ivnnl to exercise that right In one day, there Is no penalty If no labor. union has called a strike officially As fines and imprisonment ore not provided for labor leaders who call strikes in planls not seized and operated by the government, the la, bor leaders are practically Immune everywhere except.-.in. the. coal mines.. t • The bill docs call for an annual financial report from Ihe unions, but makes no provision for 'an"..audil of such reports. ; ' Weak'and Inadequate as the bill Is, it still would be belter limn none, If It could be passed. However, the United States senate will not np- prove,the bill.in its house form. It will emas- culate'It 'sllir further and according to Congressman Disney,: the president will not sign It IT it. Is.passed. surveys of public opinion have shown thai more,than 80 .percent of the citizens of the United Slates urge and demand laws lo prevent strikes in war industries in war lime. In spile 9? this, the fear of Hie union vote will prevent ; this bill becoming a law unless it Is rendered ' more impotent. 1' After closing down the output of coal for six days, John L. Lewis recommends Hint the jniners resume work. He probably has been definitely, promised by the administration that Ihe miners will be conceded their demand of $1.50 per day increase in pay or If not dial inipunl, something very closely approaching It. - Lewis says: "We have the a.viirance of the president that as soon as the mine workers return the disposition cl Ihc dispute will forthwith proceed." Miners arc now being paid " minimum of $1.01 per hour, 'rholi 1 average animal wage has been approximately $2,000. Even before they went on strike Ihcy had been olfcrcd a sixth day of work per week nl overtime pay which would mean approximately $13 for Die one day at overtime rales. Now It may be Inie (hat Ihe miners deserve a wage Increase of $1.50 per day but millions or employes throughout the country hnve hnd their wages frozen since last October and millions ot those workers are not earning as much ns $2,000 per year. These workers were patrl- ollc and did not throw down their tools. In most Instances, (hey are carrying on under real hardship but they are not going to ston work which Is necessary to win the war. The strikes of Ihe past two years generally hnve boon among the highest paid workers Mich as lliosc In shipyards, airplane plants, steel mills, tire factories nnd all of Ihc great industries whose output Is critically, needed by our armed forces. Millions of man hours lost through strikes have luimticapprd our armies and our navies. I^ick of equipment lias cost the lives of many Ameiican youllis. Homo oj Mils lack was caused directly, hy striker, of war workers who were receiving abnormally high pay. Nn one V.now.s Mils bolter than congress, yet, congress has dodged nnd clnllicd lo avoid (lie passage (if any legislation lo prevent strikes In war llmo. 'The president him.scll lias frowned on and deprecated the passage of any such law. Only Hip iji- .slstcnl demands of Ihc more than HI) percent of this inilion who want strikes outlawed In war lndnstrlos.it) war llntc will compel the enactment of .such laws. Last year Senator Thomas advocated the sending of a senatorial committee to Oklahoma to invesUg'nlc who paltl for Hie starting of the "prairie fire." If Senator Thomas is defeated in 1944, It will be because of his cowardice I" dealing with labor legislation. The Oklahoma delegation -with the exception of Senator Thomas has made a pretty clean record. Every citizen should register his protest with every member of congress he can reach. —The Dally Oklahoman, Affairs Of State Joseiih E. Davlcs, former Uiilled Stales ain- batsador to Russia, hud the title of his book, "Mission to Moscow," palmed In bright yellow letlcrs, In English and Russian, on one .side of the Government plane that carried him lo Moscow with a* letter from Roosevelt lo Stalin. It appears a good Idea, basically, but somewhat lacking in (he old zlppcroo. "Joe Da vies Carries the Mail" or "Moscow or Bust" would, It seems, have, more happily blended Ihc appropriate and Ihc commercial. Nor Is yellow paint an altogether acceptable medium when neon is still available. It Is impossible lo give too much attention lo lliese line points, for upon tliem depends the impression we Americans crealc In other coim- llt «. . , —St. Louis Post-Dispatch. • SO THEY SAY Time Is working for us now.—Adcnl. Chester Nimilfl, South Pacific commander. * » » The only hope of cliooslHg a foreign policy lhat will insure the pence and security, of the nation lies In educating Ihe nation lo llic facts of foreign relations—President Charles Seymour of Yale U. No olhcr country in (he world enjoys such * « • complete coverage of Ihc world-shaping battles now in progress. This is (inc to the aclual bravery of correspondents discharging their responsibilities to llic free prc.ss under Die same dangerous circumstances as righting men themselves.—Navy Secretary Frank Knox. * * • i All the lighting men of France are grouped now on a single road.—Gen. Henri Oirand. » « • in the building of character and (he communication of enthusiasm, women ibroughonl history have dcmonslralcd a unique capacity. —Vice President Henry Wallace. • • • Churchill must not forget that the Italians have nothing more, lo lose and they possess a courage of despair.—Alcssamlro Pavolini, former Kalian press minister. * * * . V.'c sowed bombs on Alghcro like we sow . "heal in North Dakota. Ssi, Kaling O. Scm of Lancia. N. I}., now in Tunisia. * * • Our problem is not neeewarily to demolish German Industry, but In so diminish H lhal it cannot replace bailie losses.—UAF spokesman'. WOMEN*,WONTgTALK | "Yes, we heard your speech in I lie i-ily council . the diululors— Inil nil we. waul now is dial sewer Jim! oii Norlli Kim slrcell" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguaoft TUB fiTOnVl Ptrtk Crisdr 1» bff« fvun4 murdtrvd on Ike Kroundft «>' Kralkluu-er. The |iu- llt'e rreoxnlit Mm «• K jnun >vunlrd fur kli)uii|>Inic. Murllie Kraik «<ii.ilI. kr «u» Ikr K'Uiid- • uu ut Jirr kuuMfkrrllvr, MarKitrf I (•rjidx, Imi »ny» nolhluK about the HttriujileiS rluiirmtnt yrnrw HK» of Knlky. Kkr druldr. lo utk (;lln( MutlJuon, i.ij.u-ry «lorr wrl(tr, to help aulve Ike I'rJior, On her way lo kin cftltajcr, ulone Ml nlKhl, • umrlhfjiy • utldeulx lutiltti uy Ju *«• Jfalk. * • • nCTION DETECTIVE CHAPTER IX T MUST have given Clint Mallison Ihe shock of his life running in that way with jny hair flying and my eyes wild. I finally managed to say that somebody had bumped into me on th» path through the woods and frightened me. Matlison stood up quickly. "You don't know who it was? "No. I thought everybody else was in flic .house when I left. .He went.over Jo his desk lhai was piled untidily with papers ant - books and yanked open a <lrawei mid brought out a flashlight ami a gun. "What are you going to do?" i gasped. "Ha.ve a look around before the> get away." ' , I was out of the chair with one . jump and had hold ot his arm "You're not going to leave me here alone." "You'll be safe enough. Lock Ihe door." "No—no." He shook my hand .oft his avn and turned briskly to the phone I heard him ask central for tli county police headquarters. A soon ;is he got a connection h began to tell someone about m running into somebody in 1h woods. Then he lislened for awhil and a funny expression came ovc his face. He looked rather foolish who he turned back to me. "Let's call your house, Mr. Kraik, and see if one of the famil or the servants isn't out. Mayb was someone just taking a walk the woods." ] was beginning fo gel my senses ick. "No—please don't. I don't ant them to know I'm here." Mattison looked at me in a pe- uliar way. I know now what iust have passed for the first lime trough his mind Ihen. But, of ourse, he said nothing to me bout it. * * <^ . « P must have been somebody from the house," 1 agreed, 'ishing he'd quit looking at me hat way "I'm jittery because of dial happened yesterday. That's vhy I lost my head. Let's forget Do you know what I came lo ec you,about?" lie shut his moulh slowly and at down in a chair across the earth from me and wailed for ne to go on. "i came to talk lo you about the man who was killed yesterday fou see, he's an ex-convict and ic's been mixed up in all kinds of rime. And the police will wondei low he happened to he al our place when he was killed." Clint Mattison nodded his head 'They do. Th.-.t chief deputy wa? over here Ibis morning asking al iorls of questions about you folks.' I swallowed hard. "Well, you see how it is." : spread my hands in a helpless ges lire und looked appealingly Inli liis eyes. "We don't want to be mixed up in a lot of ucwspape scandal. I—I thought if you—yoi wrile deleclive stories—if. yo would investigate—for us, tha "You mean you want me lo t: and find out who killed Dere Grady?" I nodded my head. "Whew!" He let out Ihc wor with a long breath and his frieni ly grin tugged .at his moulh "That's a big order, Mrs. Kraik At that, I wouldn't mind trj ing it." Ho stared at the wall behin me for a moment. "Maybe you belter start off by . telling m I you know about this Derek rady." I liad no Intention of doing that, ut it wouldn't hurt lo tell him much as I had the police. So told him about Derek being my ousekeeper's grandson. "You believe then thai he came his grandmother for helpV" I stared at Mattison goggle- yed. It was funny I hadn't lought of (hat. H was so oh- iously the explanation of Derek's eing at Kraikiower. If I hadn't eon so concerned about that old ftair between him and Kalhy . . , » * * ufATTISON went on talking. "The police had it all doped ul yesterday. You sec, they knew lat this Grady was in with a Chicago gang on a kidnaping. But he got cold feet and welched n his pals. The police thought ne of the gang had trailed him ere and killed him in revenge." • I nodded excitedly. "But Ihcy had it doped wrong," Vlatlison went on. "That deputy ust told me over the phone (hat hcy'vo had word from flic Chi•ago police. They've rounded up every member of the gang lliaf. Milled the kidnaping and not one of them could have been within wo hundred miles of this place vhen Grady was killed." .' So we were back at the begin- ling again. I got stiffly lo my feel. "Would i'ou mind coming back to the liousp with me?" ' Clint Matlison walked silently beside me. His hand was firm be 7 heath my. arm and his voice gentle when he (old me to take care not lo slip on the stepping stones as we crossed the ercek. I lifted the skirt of my long blade dinner dress above (he dew wet grass and prpf ceded him up the slope of lawn toward the terrace. I saw that tiie living room and the library were ablaze with lights. i Then I stepped through the French door from the terrace and slopped dead still in surprise. (To Be Continued) who j 176, and . Charles Florentine, vet- at. a table "dressed to kill" isn't c German Red Cross w . wearing any slices. They hul, so she ' engaged in intense Axis propa- eran of ; World War II. who re- kicked them off. but you'll never gnndn when Brazil was neutral arc ccntly received n medical discharge. know it when you see Ihe picture, nmcng Ihc 112 Germans tlic Nazis | Director James Hognn starting are demanding I;; exchanged for I Homing pigeons have been used every scene, bellows "Camarawh!"', Brazilian diplomats and citizcir, ' In -warfare lor more than 2000 :, ut:iiuv,?> XsLimaiiiWM! . jji ii/jiiilCL ui ii to be heard out in the ' Interned in loud cnougr slrtet. At Ihe finish of every scene lie likes, he roars. "I'll buy that one." Upon completion of a particularly good scene, he says, "Anybody who wouldn't buy that scene T. M. REG. U. S. PAT. OFF, IT TAkES ABOUT '2O,OOO LETTUCE SEEDS TO WEIGH ONLY WOOD DUST IS SXWDtSSr AND £ AWDUST IS /*OA/ F/LtNGS," Sff^s STAM SCHIRMACHER, <lcsen't know lie sees it.'' home cooking when Ornilman Toots Lullabies HOLLYWOOD, Cal. (UP)— Benny Goodman. Ihe band leader, be- jan looting lullnbliui on his clarinet' instead of jive when 'his wife. Ihe former Alice Hammond Duckworth, New York socialite, gave birth lo a seven-pound {laughter here. , France broke relations wilh Vichv. Brazil COPR. IM3 BY f;EA SERVICE. INC. NEXT: How trig is your garden? In Hollywood Were Called' Keel Cross KIO' DE JANEIRO. <UP>—Sixlhony Kstimutc V.tl.'.s Output EAN FUANCISCO. Cal. (UP)—A census having revealed the presence in California c! nearly 1,000,COO victory gardens, statisticians immediately got busy on the job. They estimate the gardens will produce 125,000.000 pounds of vegetables worth at the present liniL- 5S12,5tO.OOC. l.i'.jlnnnairc Swears'In Son EVERETT, Mass. (UP)—For the first 1 time in the history of the American Legion, n father swore in his son ns a Legion member. The falhcr-.TOn team was Comtlr. An- Flovenlinc of Everett Post Announcing Opening of Memorial Park Cemetery Choice Lots Available For Information Call Holt Funeral Home I'honc 571 IIY KHSKINK JOHNSON NF.,\ Slaff Orrcsrionilcnl Hollywood's screen and radio comedians are on the spot and it I have Indicated there's nothing they rioscn't look like they're going lo can do about it. of writers will be asked, although Manpower Director McNult and Selective Service Chief Hcrshey set off It. Despite their howls of protest and pleas for deferments. Uncle Sam Is drafting, and- about lo draft a majority of Ihc lop-notch film and radio comedy writers. If something isn't done about It, and Robnt Taylor is lakiug a brush- up course In flying at Dlyllie, Calif.. before checking into Ihe Navy for training as a flying instructor . . . iHcdy Lamarr's first telegram of congratulations after her marriage lick, guys like Jack Benny. Bob i to John Lixlcr \vns from her ex- unis. Eddie Canlor and others say husband. Clone Markey . . . Jane quick, Hums, liotnc cantor and oliicr.s say llinshnnd. Clone Markey . . . Jane they .will be forced lo leave Ihc .Withers graduates'from high school air and the screen for the duration, this month. She's an honor student Openly admitting for the first . . . Now that George Jcsscl will time lhat tlielr writers are Hulls* produce filmusicals nl 20th Cen- pciisablc. Ihe Kid-faced comics held tury Fox, his first will slar his cx- a meeting Hie other night al which wife, Lois Andrews. She's under Cantor said lhat If comedians arc contract to the same studio . . . fo important nnd vllnl to Ihc home , Wouldn't you know it. Una O'Con- front war effort .some considcratior should be given their cause. "We can't be funny without writers." the comedians wailed. "We're not worth as much as our writers." said- Benny. Intervention of government aficncirs In Hie draft hoard handling Qut Oiir Way By J. R. Williams Our Boarding House wilh Major Hoople THE BULL O WOODS Gf-VS. YOU T Qpp^ £,[-, WHOSE CAR IS WG YOU -«--6PIKT- FOP,'f BUT I'LL BE UMF^BLE TO TAG ALON& ON TUKT UEUCOPTER TRIP/ ,/^J>^zc35S2= ^=C^N^AM lAODf -^AGO T TESTED Mtf BLOOD PRESSURE BV CUMBIM& ^ &TEPLKDDER, ID SUPFER6O S&VEREr MER-TIGO. PUSS A SPUTTINI6 MOUR •> BROADCAST F>,BOUT ' FUSING WITH BLERAOT IN TUE OLO DFW& Vv'txei PURE FOG.'-~ YOUR. FEET AP-E FROZeM SOUTJ TO MOTHER EAK1M— BOT COME ON.'-"-I'LL. MP\K' ; A CLOUD Hi-\\MK. OUT OF Sou/ r K. : . VI . i":! nor. playing her 135th mother role with Monty Woo Icy jis her son In "Holy Matrimony," has never been 'J'lmse iiiirlillv '.olcplionc calls bc- tiU'Cli Belli' Uavis ;incl Arthur Fnrnsworlli In'lip ihp divorce rumors ... P.-re Wfslniorc Us relebrat- ing his ^Oth year as n Hollywood innkc-vi]) man. lint he's never ton able to make up wilh his four ex- \vlvcs . . . Surely Cesar Romero's interest in Arthur Murray dancer Irinc Conwny can't he for rumba hssons in which lie excels . . . Little Heather Angel will lie the first actress lo shoot down n Jap plane with an anti-aircraft gun. on the screen. It happens in the film version of "Cry Havoc." . . . Just try to walk gracefully In a 1914-style Jiobblc sk-trt, .tiiys Irene Dunne, who's veai-ini; one in "While Cliffs of Dover." Her steps can't be over live. Inches long if she want's to look graceful. * * * Typically Hollywood: rirazll-born Carmen 'Miranda speaking English and New York born Alice Faye | speaking Spanish for scenes In ".The ' Girls He Left Behind." . . . Spike Jones will Use a new type of daffy j musical inurnment, called the'"Bus-1 I cr phono" for Ills swiunice In Metro's "Meet the People." H was whipped up by Busier Ken ton and. consists of mallets and bells. • SEKN ON THK SKIS Camera characteristics observed nn the set ot "The Mad Ghoul" at Universal: Evelyn Ankers, playing i n cafe scene, in which she is s«aUd City Ordinance No. 451 Kc(|iiiriiiK all owners, Icasors, renters to U«cp City property clcstn of weeds, grass or noNioiis jrrowlh, and lo keep ctil from Ihe street, side, walk and alley immediately adjiiinini; siii'li premises all weeds, grass and oilier noxious growth. Will Be Enforced Property owners not cooperating in this important heulih measure will be prosecuted SHIBLEY's BEST FLOUR • BEST for Biscuits! ©•BEST for Bread! ©BEST for all Home Baking! . . . Tiiis fine Hour requires less shortening. cars. The Miracle In Permanent Waving! COI.D It AY, the modern, scientific wave. No heat—No machines. Drop* in for details. -MARGARET'S BEAUTY SHOP 101 S. First Phone 2532 FAIR GROUNDS BLYTHEVILLE, ARK. Sunday JUNE 13 Afternoon and Night 2:3G and 8:00 p. m. WSM GRAND OLE OPRY Also GEHESJEELE Miss Billie Walker's Hillbillys Susie Belle Zeke Martin And Many Olhers 2 Great Shows/ • — "fc At Only One Price 1000 Advance Sale Tickets «3 Inci. On Sale Robinson's Drug Store At Gate: Adm. Adults Children un 12 50c 25c

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