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THE BLYfHEVILLE COURIER NEWS { THE OOOROB NEWfl CXX < - H. W. HAINBB, PubUAer: , • SAMUEL F. NORKIS. Editor , JAUKB A. GATENS, 'Advertising >fuu«ir .Sole National Advertising Representatives:' . Wallace Witner Co., New York, Chicago, Da- trait, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every AfternoonBcept Sunday tntefed u second 'class nutter «t the post- ofllce at BlythevtDe, Arkinui, under act of cen- tre*, October 8, 1917. Served by the United Preia, SUBSCRIPTION RATES .By carrier in the city of Blythevllle, 306 per w*ekj or 85c per month." > , By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, 14.00 per fttr. (2.00 tor dx montlii, 11.00 tor three months; By. mall outside 50 mile zone $10.00 per year payable In advance. What Bombing Can Do Heir Gocbbels is worried about the Germanic power of endurance. Inslnict- ing Nazi newspaper stooges in the lies they are to write, he conceded that the HitviS can't Inko it That is no news to the rest of us, who have • seen other sadistic bullies cave in as soon as the going got tough. It is, of course, the increasing weight of, allied air power that discourages Nazi Joe. A. controlled press can keep many secrets, but can hardly persuade the residents oi' Essen, for instance, that Goering controls the air. Almost non-stop bombing is cracking the German shell. Nevertheless, we should not read too much into this. Tt does iiot menu, unfortunately, that the Reich is about to • collapse and capitulate. No realistic observer expects victory to come until infantry and tanks are, ul the least, on their way- overland to Berlin. Bombing can win the war. How it can do this is most easily understood by going back to the last days of Cane Bon. There some 250,000 crack German troops, as good as any fighting men in the world, were eoncentfnted in a'liny area.' They had'only a short line to de•' fend, across the neck of the cape, and the nlountaiilotis interior Was ideal for defense. Yet they collapsed in a matter of hours. ' Why? _ , Because no modern army, -however - capable, courageous and ably led, can = fight without tanks, planes, igiins, munitions. And we hruf cut off these quarter of a million men from the tools of their trade. Bombing can win the war by 'doing the same thing on a greater scale and by a different process. * * • .• ' Some experts say thatuf we-can devastate less than a score, of key German cities as we have destroyed Essen, the war will be won. Those cities arc the sources of the most vital armaments and munitions. .At the same time they arc being devitalized, transportation and 'communication lines throughout Hitler's "fortress of Europe" will be broken up. Then, when Anglo-American-French forces establish their bridgeheads and start for Berlin, the axis defenders will find themselves as impotent to resist as were the defenders of Cape Bon. Get Out the Washboard Laundry owners foresee the lime, very soon ] 10Wj wn en housewives all over the country are going to hnve to <lo much of their lamrdering at home. Labor shortages, transportation difficulties and unpiccedcnled demand arc pressuig the'laundries beyond their abilities to serve. The same situation is arising ,'„ con- nocHon with dry denning, In this south, particularly, where summer is hardest, on suits, it is becoming almost Impossible to keep spic and span in wash suits. Docs Mother have a washboard tucked away somewhere? Has Father forgotten how. to press a bedraggled suit? Welcome to Argentina It seems beyond question now that Argentina is coming in out of the cold, .which will make the Western Hemisphere solid against the axis and remove (he last spot in which totalitarian agents can work openly. This revolutionary upset unquestionably expresses the will of the Argentine masses, who ail along have been pro-' American. For that reason we shall welcome Argentina the more heartily to the ranks of democracy. Ex Post Facto One reason why so ninny government war controls breaks down in practice may bo judged from testimony given by Fred C. Heinz, of the C7 varieties, concerning his experience as member of a business advisory group. Wartime regulations concerning soup were framed. Were experienced soup canncrs asked for advice, or even for technical information, in advance? Not at all. "They were just called in and told about it," testified Mr. Heinz—"it" being, regulations already promulgated. "As I understand it, these agencies when dealing with any particular product want men to handle the matter who are entirely unfamiliar with it. Tin's based on the idea that if they know anything about the business they might be prejudiced." There is plenty of evidence that this applies to more industries than soup canning. Afterthought Tho new Japanese minister of state without portfolio has warned his people that they now face "an tinprecedented- ly grave situation." •Ill our humble opinion Mr. Goto's •"warning is a model of understatement. What the Nips face, militarily, is utter annihilation, jH-cccdcrt by devastation such as even Rotterdam never knew. They should'a thought of that sooner. WaKam8 •SO THEY SAY It-is essential (hat we do not, postpone tin nssDclnlion of nations until some distant Nlr- • vana. Even llic entl of the war will be too Inlc. We should rccocnlzc federated effort us si reality now niul give Uic United Nntions our fnilli nncl loynlly.—President Henry W. Wrlstou of Brown U. : * * • In.nil lengthy sieges of the pnst, the combination of hunger, • Inniinc nnd disease has con- triuuled to the final capitulation. It nitty play the determining role nlso In ihe coming siege of Hitler's EniO|)ciin fortress.—Dr. Pnul H. Cannon, U. of Chicago pathologist. Only by education, sacrifice nnd n rediscov- ery'of the teachings of Je.w.s cnu tlic road to enduring peace be found—President Arlo Ayrcs Brawn of Drew U. * * » They (Hie Japs) nrc far more like uncivilized snvnges Minn like and snnc nnd cultured people. —Lieut.-Gcn. Henry H. Arnold. * * » The doctrine of thrift will need to uc nreach- cd just ns vigorously in the post-war period as In the war period, if the nnllon is to lie snved from the type of lunation experienced In 1919 with its nftcrmath of dentition and depression' -Winthrop W .Aldrich, chairman Clmsc National Bank of New York. ».'mi iv KtA'staviCE. inc.' r/M/ntc. u. 5. ra, art. '.'"' ' ."I'm glad there are Iwo girls to see him off, dear—if,he 'hasn't made up liis mind, we'll slill have him for a while •Nwhcn he, comes horiic!" whilOj THIS CURIOUS WORLD HAD YOU BEEN LIVtNS DURING THE GREAT ICE A&E, YOU COULD HAVE WALKED , ... /H/tfS fAsr FROM ATLANTIC CITV, NEWJERSEV, BEFORE REACHINGTHE SHORES OF THE ATLANTIC, SINCE A ' 6REAT AMOUNT * OP THE WORLDS I WATER SUPPLY //VSOi/O/CE. iTRIBAL WAR'GOD OF THE -~, jy. -AZTECS. •A NOSE GETS REDD MORE IT'5" &LU.VJ," JACK A\ONAHAM, NEXT: Ant miners of New Mexico. In Hollywood I»y ERSKINF, JOHNSON NBA Staff Correspondent Whether Hollywood should flood the nations theater screens with. wnr pictures is a question ovev which moviemakers am! moviegoers will argue these days nt the drop of a ticket stub. But certainly Ihcrc should be no arguments over Ihe way Hollywood is handling the wnr. Celluloid treatment of war propaganda Is admirable and re- slraincd compared with the brutal bludgeoning of 1918. One of my fondest recollections of World Wnr I motion pictures is n movie called. 1 believe, "Behind the Door,' in which Hobart Bosivorlli, as the skipper of an American merchant vessel, wa.= slopped In mid-ocean by n U-boa commanded by Wallace Beery. Bosworlh nnd his wife Jane Novak, nrc taken aboard the sub where the vile IScery, in Hie language of the sub-title,' "Wreaks His Will Upon Poor Jane." He then tossed her over to the crew after which she Is pushed Into n torpedo tube and fired inlo the ocean where, we always hoped, there 'were no more wills lo be wreaked. Ah, bin there was retribution! Bosworth finally (jot the upper hand on Beery and skinned him alive—literally. CURRENT COMPARISONS Compare this to such films a; "Air Force." "Ihe Moon Is Down,' "Wake Island," "This Land Is Mine," or any current war pictures .and you have to give credit to Hollywood for growing up. Or lake the sooii-to-bc-filmcd, "Tiie Sullt- vans," story of live brothers who lost tlieir lives with the Navy In the Soulh Pacific. Director Lloyi Bacon will high-light the thing ith Major Hoople NiV . --—•-—»V / • •> »?*,«'. • ,f . il&'ytg't>'-^W'. ' BUT. FMUER/ IT' sU A <iTort&& TUROVJ TO TME FlSUltiG SPOT/ AWP-SPUTT-TT/.' . FOR. 6R!<bK WftL!<.'-~ VOfVbTE G?V=> TO FLS NOUR. ., — HOTTEST ,-, v^, SINCE 1674, BUi L // BETTER LIGHT (X SMUDGE tfi TO <ip,\)E NOUQ. <Z?\ FEET FR< Wv FROST/ -_/.';p'Yr( f^^^^r' ^ " r' TUUK MfcUCOPVEwi < •" SUCH A SWOR.T HOP ? \ r-^} -^./viJ^^'ivi nt ) S^r" we arc righting for, not the lighting The picture will bring out llic humor and drama in the home life of nn American family belwcci 1920 and Pearl Harbor. Wnr pictures of 1018 ran riot with rape, pillago niitl brutalities Public opinion was whipped ur. with pictures like "Behind the. Door" and others with titles that spoke for themselves: "To Hcl With the Kaiser." "The Prussian Cur,'' "Tile Kaiser, Beast of Bcr lin," and "The Evil Eye," In one picture, Erich von Slro helm, as a brutal German Officer, was making love to a young mother when her crying baby in Ihe next room annoyed him. Leering at Ihe nudlciicc, Erich picked up the baby and tossed the kid out a six-story window. It was very effective In keeping alive the liaincs of hate, Hollywood figured, though a bit rough' on baby. CHAPLIN COMEDY Only iHollywoodsman who provided a note of levily In 1918 •was Charley Chaplin in "Shewlrtcr Amis." He even oiit-Yorkcd the- great Alvin by bringing in a vast horde of prisoners. "How did you capture them?" asked his colonel. Explained Charley: "I surrounded tliem." If moviegoers must have Ihtlr war pictures — they're lop box office thorn days—there will he no shooting of Innocent damsels out of submarine torpedo tubes, loss- Ing of babies out of windows or wills to be wreaked, Hollywood has "growci up." MONDAY, JUNE 14,-1943 "Veil, Vy Not, Ain't Ve Hoodlums, Too?" Talkative Barbers Banned In Illinois CHICAGO, June 14. (UP)—One lay back in the Fifth Century B. '. King Archelaus of Maccdon sat '.own in a barber's chair. "How. oh King, would yon like •o'ur haic cut?" the barber asked lim. Rumbled the King: "In silence!" This royal decree has been matched by the Illinois United tfaslcv Barbers Association, which las ruled that barbers must not chat about Ihe war with their cus- omers. II was explained thai sometimes jarbcrs get -inlo discussions about he wnr thai end up in hot nrgti- nenls. The employers' edict doesn't bother Joseph Fretlhmd, who works n Northwestern Railroad Station barber shop. He can be lockjaw 'fficienl, if necessary. "It doesn't do any good to talk about the war," he said. "And besides, you never can tell about the nen who come in. I had a spy cnce. I know he was. After Frail Harbor, too. "He was," Fredlund continues, 'thick, heavy set. He had «' German accent, loo. Well, he says to ne, 'America • isn't prepared: I know. I've been In Germany re- ccnlly. They're prepared, over here.' '"Wait till we get going,' I told im. 'We'll show 'cm then.' Well sir, he didn't have an answer to .hat one. Couldn't look me in the :yc. I-know he was a spy. He should have.been reported. I was :oo busy, though. Had another customer wafting." Bettina Scheduled To Battle Dorazio By Uniled Press Private Melio Bettina—southpaw heavyweight—boxes tomorrow merit In his iirst professional bout since entering the Army. Bettina is scheduled to go 10 rounds against Gus Dor.izio nt Philadelphia. Another promising Kill Bed Bugs Spray ' infested rooms, walls, beds,mattresses, bedding with Bee Brand Insect Spray. Kills flies, mosquitoes, too. Sorry, «ur Stt Staid Insect Powder curtailed for duration. bout on this week's national boxini program sends Sluggo' White o Baltimore against Juan Zurita a Los Angeles Tuesday night. Wlilti' is recognized as lightweight champion in Maryland. j Pacific end of the Panama Canals 27 miles farther cast thaii the Atlantic end. SKIN ERUPTIONS "••••• hitcnull.! ru.~n . RELIEVE ITCHING PROMOTE HEALING Eaao soreness—burnfnc with nnlisi-ptio Black and White Oinluienl. Use only na directed. Clonnae wii IJiackiuid WJiilo Skin Soap BUCK »d WHITE WnJUNI Announcing Opening of Memorial Park Cemetery Choice Lots Available ' For Information Call . Holt Funeral Home Phone 571 SHIBLEY's BEST FLOUR • BEST for Biscuits! • BEST for Bread! • BEST for all Home Baking! . . o This fine flour requires less shorl ening. gffffj| #:->i:'J. SHOT '.^ i ^JrAy " A CHAPTER XI QONNIE stood up. Her nervous fingers were tugging at the knot of the scarf around her shoulders. "I lost it one evening last week—taking a walk after dinner," she said jerkily. I couldn't bear to look at her face. I looked down and that was how I happened to sec the sequin- weighted scarf slipping from her shoulders. She had unconsciously untied it. And then I stared. Sloping across one shoulder and white arm was an ugly purplish-red bruise. Shaw couldn't see it, she was facing him. I must do something before ho did. But I needn't have worried. He had something Urgent on his mind for the moment. His men had '•eon searching the upstairs while 1-s kept us occupied in the living r.'jtn, and panning for gold dust V:rjy had found a nugget. Shaw I-VCAV a piece of, paper from his "Perhaps you can explain this, «X>, Mrs. Kralk. We found it in Uic wastebaskct in your room." lie held out the piece of paper for her to see. ' Connie shrank back as if. ho had struck her. He lead the note aloud: "I'm liiriiiig in the old play cave. Come this evening. I've got to see you. It's a matter of. life and death. Duck." It is marvelous in a split second how many thoughts can crowd into the human mind. I saw Connie wearing slacks and a coat to hide this hurt on her arm; Connie fainting over Derek's body; Connie insisting that I phone lor Walter—that she simply had to have him; Connie wauling a lawyer; Connie searching my room (the room I occupied now, the mulberry room that had .been hers until some time Wednesday afternoon), searching for a bookish* had said, and coming out .with that lost.look upon her.Tface« _^_ JAS it this note she had been looking for? This note that she had read and laid down somewhere, and that had only assumed tragic importance after Derek was murdered. And then, perhaps, she couldn't remember in her excitement where she had'left it. But it didn't make sense—Connie did not know Derek. I looked nt the girl. She was swaying on her feet. She gave Shaw a despairing look. "I killed him—but I didn't mean to." , Walter jumped forward and pushed Connie back down on the divan. He wasn't very gentle about it and his face was awful. "Connie, you don't know what you're saying. Keep quiet!"She looked at him pathetically. "Oh, yes, I know, Walter." Her breath caught. "I can't go on trying to hide it. I've nearly died. I've got lo tell this man—" She turned back to Shaw. "I didn't mean to kill him. I only pushed him hard—to keep him from kissing me. We were standing about haU way down the bank of the ravine, so that no one could sec us from the house.. It was pretty steep there, and when I shoved him we both lost 6ur balance. 1-fcll against a tree, that's when I hurt my shoulder, and he fell—-down in the ravine. I saw him-lying there on his back, hut I didn't think he was hurt badly. I just turned and ran. That's when I lost my heel. He—he must have crawled back up the side of the ravine—before—he died." Shaw was staring at her. "When did this happen, Mrs. Krnik?" ''Wednesday evening—after dinner." "That was the evening of the day you got his note—Ihe day before you found his body?" Connie nodded agreement, e WWHAT did Derek Grady want " to see you nbout—what did he mean by. that note?."-Shaw pur- "He wanted money to get away, on. He said'he was in trouble with the police." "You took him the money, and then he tried Jo make love to you?j Is that it?" Walter broke in violently. "This is nonsense. She didn't even know; the man." Connie drew away from Walter. Her voice was shamed. "Yes, 1 knew him — but — 1 didn't know that lie was the Derek you knew. I mot him a long time ago when he came to live with his father, who was a neighbor of ours. I went around wilh him a lot the summer before I went away to nurse's training school." Something clicked in my mind. I knew 'now why the address on Wheatland avenue that the newspaper had given as Derek's home had been familiar. Of course, that was the same street where Connie had lived before she married Walter. "Did you give him some money?" Shaw persisted. "No," Connie said slowly. "I didn't have any here at the house. I told him fo go away at once or wo would call the police—and then—then . . ." Shaw cut short her misery. "No need to go over that again, Mr».i Kralk. Just one more question.' Who brought you the note froml Derek Grady?" • "His grandmother," Connie saH. Two spots of red began to bum in her white cheeks. Shaw's face xvas pretty grim. Connie watched it like a bUd fascinated by a snake. "Do I have to go with you now?.* Her voice was a whisper. The deputy shook his head, and his next words brought me out of a bad dream. "No, you don't have to go With me. You didn't kill Derek Grady—if you're telling th truth. Your story explains the injury on the back of his head, Wat lhat wasn't what killed him. He was shot." " ' ContlBB*!)'

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