The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 12, 1943 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, June 12, 1943
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ncm JBLYTHEVILLE TABKJ, COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 1943 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER HEWS THE COURIEB^MEWS OOk H. W. HAINES; Publisher 6AMUE1. F. NOftRIS, Editor JAKEB A. OATENS, Advertising 8th N»tlon»l Adverti*in« ReprwenUtive*: "' W»U»ce Wltner Co.,, Hew York, Chlctin, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphb. ' Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday : Entered as second class matter at the post- «fllc« at Blythevine, Arkansas, under act of Con- '«ress. October 9, 1917. : Served by the Dulled Press. SUBSCRIPTION BATES By carrier In the city of Blyttievllle, 30e pic ' week,. or'8Sc per month. By mall, within.a radius of 50 miles, $4.0* per year, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three-moothi; by mail outside SO mile zone »10.00 per ye«r payable In 1 advance. ' If Our Name Was Joe bile workers'nnd others sap the li'fe out" of its branches, would'give us new life, new hope, new courage to resist to the bitter end, to kill and maim a few more hundreds of thousands of allied fighting men. If we., like Ilerr Joseph Goebbels; were 'saddled witli the job: of trying to maintain some semblance of morale in Germany today, we should get down* onto our knees at frequent intervals and thank God fpv John Llewellyn Lewis, boss of the Miners' union. Nor should we stop there. The bee- tle-browed egomaniac WOU.U be both' first and last in our prayers of gratitude, but we should not forget the hundreds of thousands of miners who have permitted Lewis to lead them into a strike against the life of every man who wears the uniform, of the United; States, Britain, China, Russia or .Free France—against the peace and security of the whole civilized world, against the permanency of those democratic institutions which alone have made American trades unionism possible. While we were on our knees, if we were Joe Goebbels, wo should pray for the astigmatism of the more than 50,- 000-United Rubber Workers, who-walk' ed out in Ohio at a tiine when the nr- 1 senal of democracy faces a crisis in transporting war workers to their jobs. And' if we overlooked the 27,000 United .Automobile Workers who s'tbp- . ped working in Chrysler war plants, without a doubt Herr Hitler would- remind • us of that oversight. * » •'.* ' About Hie merits of\ the disputes which led to these strikes we express no opinion. For the moment let's waive that point, and concede that if this nation-were not engaged in total war, with' th'e' fate of the anU-axt'.s world-depend- ' ig upon our industrial output, a strike might be warranted in any or all of these cases. • What is important now is'.'that, regardless of the provocation, if any, . men who leave such jobs are worth more to Hitler than an equivalent number of soldiers fighting for him on the front lines'of the world. As Americans, we feel that President Roosevelt was understfiUiig. when he said that "in the midst of a war calling for the supreme .sacrifice .of many in the ranks of our armed forces, it is shocking to the nation to discover that any group within our citizenry would impede, for a single moment, the production of materials of war needed for our war effort." But if we were Germans, shocked by reverses in Russia, by utter defeat in North Africa, by the demonstrated impotency of our Italian ally, by the obvious pessimism of our Balkan' satellites, by terrific bombing of our industrial centers—if we were Germans, anxiously wondering .where'fateful invasions of the European continent would come, and how long we could resist them— If we were Germans, the news that Lewis' miners are getting' away with sabotaging American production at its taproot, while rubber workers, automo- Showdown Is Inevitable John L. Lewis has bean forced tu back wntor in his doliance ot the United Stales of America. It. may be- that an armistice will be signed' jvith- out further hostilities; other than, verbal. ' • •' It will be unfortunate if we permit ; such a superficial victory to throw us ', off guard, to divert us from the quest for permanent machinery .for handling | such situations. The United Nations can not win this war, even now, unless this country sticks everlastingly to the job of production. Our preponderance of ma' teriitl strength is too slight, too tenuous, to permit us to KO back to business as usual. We can not afford'to. have the coal mines .shutting dowiv for a 1 few days at a time whenever some bumptious man takes the notion. We can not; afford to have the production of synthetic rubber, of ships, of planes,, of tanks, of aviation gasoline and munitions, .subject to- stoppage for any cause whatever. * * * As soon as Lewis caved in, temporarily, the thought was thrown out that we could forget anti-strike legislation, because- everything had become rosy. That is n short-sighted: altitude. It was not merely -Lewis' defiance of the government Hint made anti-strike legislation desirable.. The coal situation merely dramatized the need, which had existed lief ore 'and will continue to exist. Regardless of what happens' to Lewis nnd his series of strikes against the security of the United 1 Stales, a showdown has to come on the general question whether anybody is entitled to let down our soldiers, sailors and marines who depend upon the product of our factories. What It All Adds Up To r/ 'Now llml John's been awarded a medal lor bravery, '•you'd 1 bcllur buy » new suit—Ibis .serge ol' yours.i ' - sliin.v 1'or a hero's J'allicrl" > ' THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguwft bonc-lontlng Tommy and saxo- phonc-rinTiuc! Jimmy will play a scene together in Red Skclton's "I rjooil It." * * • Ann Sothcrn and Air Cndct Bob Sterling hud to delay their mnr- rlage for mi hour. They forget the license. . . . Frances Dec- Mrs, Joel McCrea—comes out of One buck private., discussing the coal strike, KummariV.e'd the general scn'ti- ! men I thousands have expressed: "I've been '• .thinking—what would they do if lhe ; Army should strike? If we announced we would not go on- facing bullets for $50 a mouth without any limit on working hours?" What would we do? Probably shoot as many of the rebels as possible and imprison- the rest. Is the work of the lighter more important than that of tlic men who make weapons without which the lighter would be helpless? Three strikes alone, in May, cost us- 675,000 man-days of production. If the fighters had taken 675,000 man-days off in Tunisia and Attn, to strike for more pay or shorter hours, where would the cause of democracy be now? WORKED OUT HIS PLANT EXPERIMENTS AND FOUNDED , THE FAAMDUS MENDELIAN LAWS OF PLANT GENETICS IN A PLOT OF GROUND ONLY /2O F£ErtOA/<5 AND . . . SO DOSJT BE DISCOURAGED IF YOU HAVE ONLY A SMALt- COAL HAS BEEN USED FOR FUEL FOR AT LEAST NORTH POLE POINTS MORE DIRECTLY TOWARD THE SUN ON... B JUNE 21 DEC. 21 IHJ-BY liEA SERVICE. INC. Where ilid Mcxicn eel its name? etheinent to 'play Don Aincche's viie in n-new-film, "Happy Land." . . Clara Bow is seriously ill in 1 Nevada hospital. . . . Frank Sinatra Kings two songs to Mlclielc •[organ in "Higher and Higher" 0 the tune of 525,000: A few pears ago Sinatra was getting 535 1 week singing in a band owned >y Bill Marshall, who is now inar- ied to Michele Morgan. j \Demonstration ^ *••: \ ,j>-^f Club Newi Notes The 'dehydration of fruits and vegetables was demonstrated Tuesday by Mrs. Freeman 'Robinson and William Faught at the home of Mrs. M. TJ. Hawkins when members of the Fiat Lake Home Demonstration Club lield. an all day meeting. A pot luck lunch was served at noon. It was decided during the business .session to continue with till: program of food preservation and dehydration. Different types of home constructed dehydrates were demonstiate'd at this time. There will be ditlerent classes of instruction in the preservation of foods ir the meetings to follow. A report of the recent Count! Council was given by-Mrs. Essii -Davis. The next meeting on- June 22 there wil Ibe a judging of canned products with- the subject for discussion being "Summer, Poultry Feeding Habits." Prayers were offered by Mrs.'M. . Slutts and Mrs. G. Lewis. -The icncdiction was given by Mrs. Zoan StulIs. Read Courier News want Ida. General's Girl • SO THEY SAY My laundry is In India. I ,can't get it until next week.—U. S. pilot's plaint-in Washington. Although we must hate the enemy to gain victory, we must love Individual iieople of all races.—Dr. William Lyon Phelps of Yale University. * • » Germans don't stand still. Brilliant and Imaginative German scientists, designers and producers arc constantly striving to snatch the lead from us. Our answers arc now tactics, new equipment, new training— Sir Archibald Sinclair, British air minister. In Hollywood BY EKSKINK .1OIINSON NKA Slnlt Correspondent There's more than one way to t around film censors. Barred by the Hays office from mentioning, "strip leaser" for Joan lilondell's role as a former runway-nudist hv the film version of "Cry Havoc, 11 Metro writers came up with an inspired' solution to the problem which [he censors promptly approved. When someone in the picture asks Joan her former occupation, she says: "Show business. I did nn act like peeling a banana set to music." . . . At lensl one studio Is nnsiverlng the complaints of moviegoers that too many war pictures are cluttering up Ihc screen. RKO studio will film 10 new pictures this summer and there's not a war Him in the lot. The schedule Includes five comedies, five mystery films and live musicals. Now that all the Indies arc rc- (U. S. Navy Photo from NBA) ij Commander o£ the navnl force-] that transported American troops to Attu ami covered their landing was Rear Admiral Francis W. Rockwell, chief of the .Pacific fleet's amphibious Lost Cane News Women of the Little River Baptist Church met Monday afternoon with nine members present. Mrs. M. C. Bourland presided over the business with a letter of appreciation read from one of their boys in service lor the tracts sent him by this group. A cycling mademoiselle at Ox-' ford is 10-year-old Elizabeth de; Gaulle, daughter of the Fighting French general, who majors in history and doubles as an air.' raid warden. Out Our Way By J. R. Williams Our Boarding House with Major Hoople /YWW RO.PKTtAER '. 13UST DISCOVERED THIS 16 MO WTO NfVvMR (VMSTAW. iV\IX30R..' CMN'T HOW COME YOU DON'T EVEN NOTICE TH' MOOM WO MORE? WHY, BEFORE XX) WAS SAARRIED MOD USED TO GUSH AM' GURGLE AM' GUSH; WAT'SAMATTER ? SAME OL) MOOM, BUT NO GUSH-MO GURGLE' HOVJ COME? TAKE 3IXSON ALONG: HE'S SO YOU BOTH SOT BETTER. SHWS ttfMJNSTS rAN BRETP VJON'T HOOP, \= HUH 3 BOTH UKE TH& SWAB THINGS = WHY MOTHERS GET 6RA.y marking how well he looks, Walter Pidgeon is reconciled to Hie bcnrd lie's wearing as Pierre Curie opposite Grcer Ciarson in "Madnme Curie." Raised nn awful fuss when tlic studio ordered him to don the chin chives for the picture. Complained Walter. "No one ever iniuli! love on the screen through n benrrt." . . . M-G-M is about to flood the country with leg art of Iledy Lamarr to ballyhoo • her next film, "Heavenly Body." Hcdy's let's, not quite bcautitul as her face, were, until now, the least photographed underpinnings in Hollywood. But watt till you sec those pictures. They dispel all rumors that llcdy had to use a leg double all these years. OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS It was bound to hnppen. Two weeks ago Lois Morrlscy. former Earl Carroll singer, look a job a? n messenger girl, replacing a draftee, at the 20th Century-Fox studio. A producer saw her, arranged a film and now she's playing a iiit role in "The Girls Ho Iff Behind." . . . Everyone niisset the best story when police raidec half a dozen Hollywood "nftei hour" night spots. George Uaft fleeing the wrong door and \va: trapped in a little girls' room to: three hours, wailing for tho plio togs to leave. . . . Orson Welles who lost $20,000 on his ill-fatec Broadway production, "Tlie Fiv* Kings." Ls still paying stor.igi charges on the scenery, hoping t< bring Ihc show back to Broadwaj next year. * + • Promised and hoped for: Georg Bums nnd Oracle Allen in a se rics of films based on the domes tic problems of "Mr. and Mrs. Average American." WITH THANKS Guy Kibbcc donated his check for work In n government film to the Army Air Force. In appreciation, the boys autographed a still ptclurc from the film. Kib- bce had it framed for his den wall —his only "autograph collection" after 30 years of trouping. . . One Dorsey In n filmusicnl Is enough to satisfy most, hep cals. Two Dorseys, M-G-M is hoping, will stampede them. As a novelty, Iroiu- } WOMEN ' COPVBIGHlV T TUB sTORYt nerric r.indr fc"« (must have killed him?" ticca fount] initrtlt'riMl tin ihc ••" it._ .. jrrtmnil* tif KrnlkJtmt-T. The r«- licn iri;ot;nl*l' him UN n mnn -ivnnlrtl for killllitlilng. MnTihe- Krjilk mlwll* ltt> IVIl.t Ihr prnnd- »,,iii t>f In-r Iiimsvkl'Clirr, .Mnrpnrvt Crnil)-. Tint sny.s nntliinK nliout the ill li'iniili-il floiirmriit yi'nrn HKO ttf Kullty. Mil? nKk» Clinl >IntlUnn, injstcry jtlory ^vrllrr, Ut ht-'lp solve tlio criiill'. THE MISSING HEEL CHAPTER X HE living room at Kraiktower is an immense aflair. A huge stone fireplace fills one wall. Facing it is a deep cushioned divan of equally exaggerated proportions. Tlic rugs are thick and red. The walls are wainscoted with dark weathered oak and heavy beams of the same beautiful wood arch the coiling. Polished tables and baronial oak chairs reflect the shaded lights like EO many amber mirrors. Deputy Sliaw was standing before the fireplace looking as stubborn and immovable as the stone lintel back of him. Connie, small and fragile, sat in one corner of the big divan, her lip-stick mouth a red blot in the whiteness of her (ace. Kalhy • was poised dramatically on the arm of one ot the high-hacked chairs. Walter was angrily pao ,ing the length of the room, .' They nil turned to look at mo and Kathy asked impertinently il I didn't cxpcot to catch cold running around that time of night without a coat on. I don't think they really noticed that Mallison was with mo. Deputy Shaw nodded brusquely in my direction. "Mrs. Kraik, I've hecn trying to ;makc your son understand why we have' to question your family and servants again. There doesn't '. seem to have been anybody '• around when this Derek Grady i was killed but you folks here in I the house." 1 I swallowed hard. "You mean '—you think that some one here COULD sense the cliange in Deputy Shaw. He was no longer apologetic. He looked nt his wrist watch, and somehow I got the impression that he was stalling lor time. "To begin with," he said, "I'll read ttie statements you made yesterday, and you can see it there is anything you forgot to mention." He put a peculiar emphasis on his last words. He read from his notebook. Connie- and I had said that we had been at lunch from 12 to 1 o'clock, and thai, atter that we had gone out on the terrace with the twins. That was our story, -|We nodded affirmation to it. "You two were together all of thnt time?" the Deputy snapped suddenly. I looked at Connie. Her face was as guileless as a baby's. "Yes, officer," she said. He turned to Kathy. "Miss Kraik, you slated that you were in your room from about 11 o'clock until after the body was found. Can you prove that?" Kathy laughed and her eyes narrowed in a tricky squint. 'Sorry, Deputy," she drawled tantalizingly, "there was no one with me, if that's what you mean. nie and again at Kathy. His eyes* remained on her face while hC'lif. a cigaret. ~' : "How many'of you knew that Derek Grady was hiding in.'that! cave in the ravine?"" I Quietly, just like that, he. dropped the bomb. Dead silence' followed. "Margaret—," I finally, ventured in z thin voice. . • Deputy Shaw nodded his Head. Yes. 1 suppose Grady sneaked' up to tho house some time Wednesday and saw her.. Heitoldl her he was in trouble. She took blankets and food out to the cave and hid him there." His alert eyes,. prowled from one guarded .-face to another. "But at least one; , other woman in this house kne\vj •' he was there, and went out to see him. Now which one was it?" : We said nothing. His face reddened. I didn't dare look at Kathy. "All right," Shaw snapped!, finally. "I just thought I'd give- you a chance to tell about it now^ But if tins is the way you want, it—" You'll have to just take my-word for it." He frowned and looked bacK at his notes. "You took a drive earlier yesterday morning, and said that you stopped at the gas station in the village. Did you stop anywhere else—in Piston?" ' There was the tiniest drag before Kathy answered that one. "No," she said shortly. The expression on Shaw's face changed, and I kne\q- that Kathy bad made a mistake. • • • * nfHE deputy, didnt foHow.up his "^ lead. H« closed his notebook and very; deliberately put it back in hi» pocket r I breathed easier. ' Toen be iooked at »e and Con- He was interrupted by a knocle on the hall door. Quickly, as if it- were a signal for which he had; been waiting, Shaw crossed the- room and opened it. I saw another/ deputy in the hall. Shaw went out' and closed the door carefully. ' A few minutes later he walked- back in. In his hand he held a' woman's silver sandal. It had no. heel. He dangled it before our fascinated eyes, and his voice was smoothly sarcastic. "Does this slipper belong to one of you, b>5 any chance?" Connie's pink along her dry lips, she said faintly. tongue darted "It's mine,'V(4 Shaw took an object from hisl pocket and tilted it to the sandalj It was the missing heel. ".We found <his heel," he ex* ' plained, '''under Derek ' body.."- ;<K> Be

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