The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 3, 1943 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 3, 1943
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PACT FOOT i BLYTIIEVILLE '(ARK.)' COURIER NEWS .. MONDAY, MAY 3, 1943 THE BLYTHEV1LLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher BAMUEI, P. MORRIS, Editor JAMES A. OATENS, Advertising Monager GERALDYNE DAVIS, Circulation Manager Sole Nalioml Advertising Representatives: Wtllace Witner Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class 1 matter at Die-post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. , . Served by the United Press. SUBSCRUTION RATES By carrier hi the city of BlylhcvlUc, 20c per week, or 85o per nionlli. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $4.00 per year, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile- zone $10.00 per year payable in advance. Poland and Russia The best diplomatic brains of Groat Britain and the United States are seeking to patch up the 'unfortunate crack which Nazi propaganda has produced i?i United Nations solidarity. They will find a way, because both Russia and Poland realize that the issues are loo grave to be ignored. Some face-saving formula will do the trick. We might just as well accept the fact that there arc certain fundamental conflicts between Poland and Russia which can not be resolved at this time. The Poles are suspicious of,Moscow. They can not forget that when the ' Nazi blitz struck, Stalin sent Soviet troops in the back door and took over half of Poland. They may accept, ostensibly, the explanation that Stalin foresaw the German-Russian break and could not let Hitler take all of Poland; but the Reds' method diet not breed confidence and good will. * * * The Poles can,not understand what became of some 8700 of their soldiers, • taken prisoner by Russia and not released when some 70,000 others were permitted to join British forces in the Near East. They were provoked by the murder of two Polish labor leaders on the claim, which is not accepted in this country, that they were pro-Nay.i. • Moreover, the Poles bcilipve that Stalin has designs on certain Ukrainian,'White Russian and Lithuanian territory that was part of Poland before the Nazis conquered it. MolotolV's note .severing'-.djplomalic relations seems to _' confirm this Polish suspicion. On the other hand, the Polish gov- ernnienl-in-exile umiueslionably fell vie- . tim to a Nazi propaganda trick that should long .since have been discredited by the German habit of murdering enemies and then showing* the bodies as evidence of atrocities which they attribute to other enemies. » . * * There is no evidence except the word of the liar Goebbels that 10,000 Polish officers, or even 3000, were murdered. There is no evidence, if they were, as to who slaughtered them. No investigator could determine who were the victims and who the killers, even if he were shown the bodies. The Nazis held Smolensk for two years before they pretended to have uncovered evidence that the Reds had slain Polish war prisoners. The Russians arc understandably aggrieved that when the Poles asked the Red Cross to look into this story, they did not insist thai there be a check also into the notorious Oswiecim concentration camp, where there is reason to believe that the Gestapo has killed 57,000 Pole.s and Jews by quick and .slow torture. The important thing now is to find a formula by which Russians and Poles can agree to let these troubles rest v until, through the whole-souled co- operation with the rest of the United Nations and with each other, the Axis .shall have been defeated. Everybody's Puzzled Naval officials are puzzled by recurrent demands that General MacArthur be given reinforcements with which to bent oil' the growing Japanese menace to Australia. They say that Pacific operations were determined "for the next several months" at the Casablanca conference, and Dial they see no reason for changing Ihe directives then issued. We arc puzzled, too. Can it be that somebody neglected to tell Tojo about our plans, and to instruct him to confine the Japanese operations to the Anglo-American formula? Arc the Japs so churlish as to refuse to play the game according (o Ihc rules adored by their enemies "for Ihe next several months"? Surely our brass hats aren't going to permit the little brown men to force us lo change our minds, once we've drawn .pretty blueprints. We got Mac Arthur out of IMaan, didn't we? Why worry about Australia? fi Not Ew'insvitle The War Manpower Commission has listed Rvansvillo, Intl., as an area of critical manpower shortage, which menus, among other things, that its employers, essential or non-essential, must jfo onto 11 '18-hour week, ordinarily ill lime and a half Cor the hours over '10. The WMC says that Rvansvillc must lind another 21,500 persons for war industry and the draft, and has only 12,200 including housewives, and therefore is short 9300. Plant managers can't see how they can possibly require more than 5100 new hands this year. This would leave 16,<IOO for the draft, or more than twice the number the city should supply. .War plants already have work weeks ranging from -18 to (j() hours. Maybe the da I a got switched in u file. Maybe it was some other city the WMC was thinking of. • SO THEY SAY The men wrapped up in the deepest fcnlhcr lieds are the loafers \vho should get on the job; [he brass lints who carry golf bugs, who use Pullman space to go to conventions. Also, baseball and football nre dragging thousands awny from the war ellort.—Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen President A. P. Whitney, t * * Justice hns been suspended for the present and force now dominates the world and is Being lo Aeaihmlc it for quite n while. The nation thnl controls the greatest force will he the prettiest Influence in the world. Fortunately, this- nn- tion has the youth and strength for more force than any other nation.—Henry Morgenlhau Sr., ambassador lo Turkey, World War I. * * * .Inpan can umlcr.slandably conclude that our morale must be very low, our unity very shaky, and our will to endure very feeble if our high command cannot (rust us with the bad news. —Itep. Walter II. Judd oi Minnesota. * * * This is the most Important planting season in American history. We can still increase the number of acr«s we plant. In u very few days it will be too lale.—Food Administrator Chester Davis. * * i * When the coll.iiise of Germany comes, it will be [mick and it will lake us by surprise. The times on top in Grrmany have no liking for the thought of any kind O f iieacc.—British M. P, Vcrnon BjirtJell.. * * • We arc getting out to General MaeArthur every plane, rvery tank, every gun. every round of ammunition that it is humanly possible to send.—Sol-vices of Supply Chief Gen. Brehon B. SomcTvcll. S40E .GLANCES ., COM, »W3 fly HfA EfftVICf. Ij^C.. ,T. M. EEC, U. 5 PAT. Ci • SERIAL STORY DARK JUNGLES BY JOHN C. FLEMING & LOiS EBY "Just lo gel you out iivthe vaixl Ions' enough to plant any I sort ol'a yurdcn would be victory enough for. me!"/y THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Fergu»oh JO-TON OR HEAVIER METEORITES STRIKE THE EARTH ON AN AVERAGE OF ABOUT 5,OOO- LITTLE TEN-POUNDERS STRIKE IT EARLV ; /AMERICANS PLANTED ONIONS NEAR. S*OS£S, IN THE BELIEF THAT COPVHIOHT. no, Hit. 6ERVICC, tNC.' TKEAG'irEKV CHAPTER XXV H long minute after lie opened his heavy eyes Barry could not think where he was. His groping consciousness told him il must be the jungle. Yet it wasn't. The swaying branches and vines above him were shadows on the gray of a 'ceiling. A .dull alarm echoed through him, a sharp presentiment ot disappointment. Ho was not on his way through Die jungle. . 1 He raised his head and found he was in his bed in the i'slancia. A pool of yellow sunshine- lay on the floor before the window. And iit (lie edge of it, Lib was silting in a low chair. .She rose and came over quickly. "How do you feel?" There was a look of sharp concern, almost irritation, in her dark eyes as she bent over him. Barry groaned. "How'd I get back here?" he complained. "Tony brought you." He cursed silently. She gave him a quick and sympathetic half smile. "1 know," she satd. "U is maddening to have one's plans upset." His watch told him it was already 3 o'clock. Sounds of activity in the clearing were drifting in through the window. Barry raised himself on an elbow and looked out, even as he asked, "What's going on out there?" He could sec- for himself. A do/en Indians were packing the blocks of chicle into waterproof bags and fastening them securely to the sides of the small pack mules. ' Barry watched the sc*ene with satisfaction, thinking with respect of the hours of dangerous and difficult labor that had gone into the blocks of chicle. "So the chicle pack train is leaving for Puerto Bar- really rios!" Lila came back into the room with his cotree. He saw JIQW thai her black hair was done high on her head. Her. while sheer dress, the yellow flower in the coils of her hair carried a freshness into the room. She propped his pillows expertly and fixed his napkin. "Since you couldn't make- the | fever had run its course again. He fnid with relief, "No. I'm all right. I'll be able to slait again tomorrow morning. Allison was right. I had no business to try it yesterday." She had moved (o the window and was watching the loading. "Did it over occur to you," she a?kcd, in her low voice, "that the company might prefer your coming home and sending a new man down here?" "Sure, it has," Barry shrugged, "tint I'm sending my reports on (he boat. And (he next guy couldn't do much if I don'l gel straightened around with Moncha Huma." She gave a cry of exasperation. "Moncha .Suina! I've heard nothing but Moncha Suma ever since I arrived! Can't you ever think of anyone else?" She crossed to his bed and sank down on the edge of it, her eyes somber dark pools. "Me, for instance?" ' lie grinned a little sheepishly. "It's not that I love the old boy more than you, sweelhcart. It's just lhat it's more important to the war effort right now that lie loves me than that you do." "I see. I'm just another_~wai widow." "Well, you're not alone there,' Barry consoled humorously. Anger smoldered suddenly her,dark eyes, tightened her lips "Alone or not," she burst out, don't like ii." She rose and laced him in open fury. "And war eiFor or not—I don't think you've beei neglecting Allison Topping!" Barry regarded Ihe furious gii willi dismay. "Oh, come on nov Lila," he rebuked. "That's no cricket. I admit Allison did g out of her way that first nigh on the boat to put on a predator act for you. But she's not tha type at all." "Really?" Lila laughed icil> "Since when did you learn s mucli about women?" "You've been here a couple o weeks now," Barry arguei "Couldn't you see she's a wrapped up iix this plantation And there's Henaldo—" "Can't you see," retorted Li' with bitter scorn, "that she's usii them both as bait for you? Th plantation—to show you how smart she is—Renaldo to make you jealous." tier sarcasm. "Well, the Quiche : lief is not her business. If she ! n't trying to impress you, then, • •by did she have to act-the hero- ' ic and rush o/f last night with ] ony for your rendezvous?" ; Barry's chuckles died slowly.' e stared at his fiancee in be- • •ildermcnt. "You mean—Alllsoa • arted oft' to answer Moncha > uma's summons?" " , j Lila nodded. ' ' "My God!" Barry cried wlldly.t Why didn't-you slop her!" . "I Iried hord enough," Lila Bald horlly. "She seemed lo think lie knew all about your business nd could talk the chief around s well as you could." A reluctant grin broke over' arry's concerned face. "Why, he plucky little devil," he said. 1 did tell her n lot about tlie luff when she lyi>cd my reports. \nd, knowing how important the liing was—" '. • He swung out of bed and into •ol>e and slippers. "But she might;el into a whale of a mess. Have']hem get a mule ready, will you, ! :.ila?" '! Lila's voice stopped him. It,was j strident and harsh. "Can't you ' roe she just wanted you to come ' after her and rescue her?" Barry was gathering up clothes'I •uicl Sim-ling for (ho shower. "This sn't the time for jokes, darling. That girl is in real danger." .', But Lila blocked his way. "And ; I tell you she's not!" she cried, :ier anger burning through her. 'I know!" "How do you know?". Barry , scoffed. ' "Because Renaldo's men hive slopped her—thinking it was ' you." She looked frightened then as she realized what she had. told- 1 him, but her rage mounted above her fear. "All right!" she" screamed. "I did arrange with Henaldo to have you slopped and discouraged by some Quiche In- ,• dian friends of his. It was one of them who brought the note. This whole business of yours here ; is too ridiculous! You don't, be- long down here. I love you and v/ant to lake care of you!" "I don't like to be taken care of—by trickery," Barry said steadily. "All right," Lila said. "Stay down and be killed if you want! But I'm not going to worry my i heart out!" She stripped his ring nto the Quiche counlry," she softly, "how about resting ' and going with me on the Irain? A boat leaves Puerto os for New York next week." * » * 171Y sipped his coffee .slowly. ;!e /ej l_ \_vea_k, _but jwejl. The » * » \ V T) ARRY'S dismay broke into a shouting laugh. "Yon really flatter a man! Allison's a litlle dizzy, but not that div.zy! She's got a real business herc-and she's running il." .^.'.'L see." _ Lila's _yoiee .dripped from her finger 'and him. "You can go back train," Barry said. "Goodby." Lila flu back at him like a c swept out of his rom the door behind her. (To Be Contin •A SOFT CAKE IS HARD TO CUT, " Savs RUTH B. KALISKV, NEXT: The curious kanearoo. Sends Objectors lo rurms LOS ANGKLES. Gal. IU1')—Fetl- ral Judge Ralph E. Jcnncy has nnounced that all persons coming cforc him for failure to be in the ilective service because of rcli- ious objections will be sentenced 0 jail but given long periods of irolmtion us farm and dairy \vork- rs. Edward Tootell. member of chovnh's Wilncsscs, the first vic- im of this new ruling, drew a fhe- •ear probationary .sentence to help elicvc the shortage of farm labor. Read Courier News want ads. Conversion of jallopies to scrap f throughout the country is at a rate exceeding auto production in 192!), a banner year for new cars. ^^^^•^^••••H^HMHK^Hi^^BV^Hfc Swearengen & Go. SPOT COTTON BROKERS • Blytheville. Ark. Read Courier News wane ads. WALLPAPER EXCELLENT DESIGNS M l/77 ;i lo DISCOUNT E. C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. 319 W. Ash 1'h. 551 Out Our Way By J. R. Williams Our Boarding House with Major Hooplc Those vital Vitamins • We nriiio ourselves on the completeness of our slocks of vitamins, minerals and oilier nutritional aids, We curry only Hie tested product* of rcrogni/.ed iii.iiiufucturinfi laboratories. Thus, you are assured of full value and maximum benefit! when you bring your Physiclsn'i prescription here (o be filled. Wood's Drug Store HI.YTIlKVII.Mi, AUK. 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