nun FOUK i BLYTIIEVILLE (ARK.); COURIER NEWS . MONDAY, MAY'S, 1943 THE BLYTNEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W: HAINES, Publisher SAMUEL P. NORRIS, Editor JAMES A. GATENS, Advertising Manager * GERALDYNE DAVIS, Circulation Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: W«ll«ce Witner Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. . . Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class- wntler nl Hie post- Office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Contress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press. , SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in tlie city of BlyUioville, 20c per week, 'or.85c.per moutli. By mall, within a radius of 60 miles, $4.00 per year, $2,00.for six months, $1.00 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone $10.00 per year payable In advance. Poland and Russia Tlie-best diplomatic brains of Great .Britain and the United States are .seeking to patch up the unfortunate crack which Nazi propaganda has produced in United' Nations solidarity. They will find a way, because both Russia and Poland mili'/.e thai the issues are too 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 tloor 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 did not breed confidence and good will. * * * The Poles can.not understand what became of some 8700 of their soldiers, taken prisoner by Knssia 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-Nazi. Moreover, the Poles; bcilieve that Stalin has designs on certain Ukrainian, White Russian and Lithuanian territory that was part of Poland before , the Naxis conquered it. MolototV's note ^.severing;, diplomatic relations -seems lo ,', conlirm th'is Polish suspicion.' : On the other band, the Polish j*ov- ennnent-in-c.xile uniiuestionably fell victim to a Nazi propaganda trick that should long since have been discredited by the German habit of murdering; en. emies 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 Goebbcls 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 it' he were shown the bodies. The Nazis held Smolensk for two years before they pretended lo have uncovered evidence that the Reds had slain Polish war prisoners. The Russians are understandably aggrieved that when the Poles asked the Red Cross to look into this story, they did not insist that there be a check also into the notorious Oswiccim concentration camp, where there is reason to bc- iieve that the Gestapo has killed 57,000 Poles 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 » until, through the whole-souled co- operalion with the rest of the United Nations and with each other, the Axis .shall have been defeated. Everybody's Puzzled Naval officials are pulled by recurrent, demands that General MacArthur be given reinforcements with which to beat on" the growing Japanese menace to Australia. They say that Pacific operations were determined "for the next several months" at the Casablanca conference, and that they see no reason for changing the directives then issued. We arc .puzzled, too. Can it he that somebody neglected to tell Tojo about our plans, and to instruct him to con- line the Japanese operations to the Anglo-American formula? Arc the Japs so churlish as to refuse to play the game according to the rules adored by their enemies "for the next several months"? Surely our brass hats aren't going to permit the little brown men to force iis to change our minds, once we've drawn .pretty blueprints. We got MacArthur out of Hainan, didn't we? Why worry about Australia? Male Not Evansville The War Manpower Commission lias listed Evansville, Intl., as an area of critical manpower .shortage, which means, among other things, that its employers, essential or non-essential, must go onto a 48-hour week, ordinarily nl time and a half for the hours over '10. Tlie WMC says that Evansville must find another 21,600 persons for war industry and the draft, and has only 12,200 including housewives, and therefore is short 9!iOO. Plant managers can't sec how they can possibly require more than olflf) new hands this year. This would leave "1G/IOO for the draft, or more than twice the luunber the city should supply. War plants already have work weeks ranging from 48 to CO hours. Maybe the data got .switched in a tile. Maybe it was some other city the, WMC was thinking of. SO THEY SAY Tlie men mapped tip in Hie deepe.sl fcntlicr beds arc the loafers who should get on the job; the brass hats \vlio carry golf bugs, who use Piillninn space to go 'o conventions. Also, baseball and football ore dragging thousands away from the war effort.—Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen President A. P. Whitney. * * * Justice has been suspended for the present nud force now dominates the world ami is BOinff lo demrrmte it for (tulte a while. Tlie nation that controls the greatest force will be the greatest Influence in the world. Fortunately, this nation has the youth and strength for more force than any other nation.—Henry Mortsenttinu Sr,, ambassador lo Turkey, World War I. * * * Japan can understandably conclude llinl our morale must be very low, our unity very shaky, and our will lo endure very (eeble if our high command cannot trust us wllh^the bad news. —Hep. Walter H. Jurttl of Minnesota. * * » This is the most important planting season in American history. We can still increase the number of acres we plant. In a very few days it will be too hte.—Food Administrator Chester Davis. t * > * When the collapse of Germany comes, it will be quick and it will take us by surprise. Tlie Ituigs on lop in Ciermniiy have no liking for the thought of any kind-of pence.—British M. p, Vernon Bnrtlelt., » » » We are getting out to General MncActlmr every plane, every tank, every gun, every round of ammunition that it is humanly possible to send.—Services of Supply Chief Gen. Urelion B. Soincrvcll. SH>E,GLANCE* "Just lo i«fit von out in the yard loni? enough to plant any sort of a yanlen would lie victory enough i'or. nie! THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Fergutoh 5O-TON OR HEAVIER METEORITES STRIKE THE EARTH ON AN AVERAGE OF ABOUT 5,000: LITTLE TEN- POUNDERS STRIKE EARLV ; AMERICANS PLANTED ONIONS NEAR /fOSfS, IN THE BELIEF THAT TM? O/VKOA<r ^ "A SOFT CAKE ... is HARD TO CUT; " Sa&s ^ RUTH B. KALISKV, NEXT: Tlie curious kangaroo. Sends Objectors lo Farms LOS ANGELES, Gal. (UP)—Pcrt- •ral Judge Ralph E. Jcnncy has innouncccl thai all persons coming leforc him (or fuiluiu to \je in the iclectivc service because of religious objections will be sentenced jail but given long periods of )robation as farm and dairy workers. Edward Tootcll, member of Jehovah's Witnesses, the first vic- im of this new ruling, drew a fivc- •ear probationary sentence to help •elicve the shortage or (arm labor. • SERIAL STORY DARK JUNGLES BY JOHN C. FLEMING & LOIS EBY COPVfllGHT, 1»4J. NCA 3CRVICI, «NC TKKACIIKRY CHAPTER XXV IpOR a long tninulc after lie opened his heavy eyes Harry could not (hiiik where ho was. His groping consciousness told him it must he the jungle. Yd 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 of disappointment, lie was not on his way through Ihe jungle. . . . ' lie raised his head and found lie was in his h«l in Die I'stancla. A pool of yellow sunshine lay on the floor before the window. And lit the edge of il, Lila was sitting in a low chair. She rose and came over quickly, "How do yon feel?" There was a look of sharp concern, almost irritation, in her dark eyes as she bent over him. Curry groaned. "Uow'd I gel hack here?" he complained. i "Tony brought you." | He cursed silently. She gave him a quick and sympathetic half smile. "1 know,' she siitd. "It 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. Barr> raised himself on an elbow anil looked out, even as he asked "What's goiug on out there?" He could see for himself. A dozen Indians were packing (lie blocks of chicle into waterproo bags and fastening them securely to the sides of the small pacV mules. ' Barry watched the scene will satisfaction, thinking with rcspec of the hours of dangerous am difficult labor that had gone ink the blocks of chicle. "So Ihe chicle pack train really leaving for Puerto Bar rios!" Lila came back inlo the roon with his coffee. He saw now tha her black hair was done high 01 her head. Her.while sheer dress the yellow flower in the coils o her hair carried a freshness int the room. She propped his pil lows expertly and fixed his nap kin. "Since you couldn't make th trip into Ihe Quiche country," sh .said softly, "how about restin today and going with me on th mule train? A. boat leaves Puerl Barrios for New York next week * * * "DARRY sipped his coffee slowly _ He fell, weak, but well.. Th ever had run its course again, c said with relief, "No. I'm all ght. I'll be able to start again imorrow morning. Allison v.'as ght. I had no business to try yesterday." She had moved to the window ml was watching the loading. Did it over occur to you," she sked, in her low voice, "that the ompany might prefer your com- jg home and sending a new man own here?" "Sure, it has," Barry shrugged. But I'm .sending my reports on ic boat. And the next guy ouldn't do much if I don't get traighlened around with Moncha umu." She gave a cry of exasperation, Moncha Suma! I've heard nolh- >g but Moncha Suma ever since arrived! Can't you ever think if anyone else?" She crossed io lis bed and sank down on the dge of it, her eyes somber dark raols. "Me, for instance?' He grinned a little sheepishly. 'It's not that 1 love the old hoy nore than you, sweetheart. It's list that it's more important to he war effort right now that he oves me than that you do." "I see.. I'm just another [war vldow." "Well, you're not alone there," 3airy consoled humorously. ' Anger smoldered suddenly in ler.dark eyes, tightened lier'lips. 'Alone or not," she burst out, "I :lon't like it." She rose and faced aim in open fury.- "And war effort or not—[ don't think you've been neglecting Allison Topping!" Barry regarded Ihe furious girl with dismay. "Oh, come on now, JJIa," he rebuked. "That's not cricket. I admit Allison did go out cf her way that first night on the boat to put on a predatory act for you. But she's not that type at all." "Really?" Lila laughed icily. 'Since when did you learn so much about women?" "You've been here a couple of weeks now," Barry argued. 'Couldn't you see she's all wrapped up in this plantation? And there's Renaldo—" "Can't you see," retorted Lila witii bitter scorn, "that she's usin them both as bail for you? The biller sarcasm. "Well, the Quiche : chief is not her business. If she ! isn't trying to impress you, Ihch i why did she have to act the hero- ' ine and rush off last night wl!h Tony for your rendezvous?" • Barry's chuckles died slowly.' ; He stared at his fiancee in bewilderment. "You mesri—Allison .started oil' to answer Moncha Suma's summons?" " . • Lib nodded. ' "My God!" Barry cried "Why didn't'you slop her!" "I tried hard enough," Lila said \ shortly. "She seemed to think ] she knew all about your business i and could talk the chiet arourid i as well ns you could." ! A reluctant grin broke over': Barry's concerned face. "Why,'.' the plucky little devil," he said.' "I did tell her a lot about the i stuff when she typed my reports. • And, knowing how important the ! thing was—" • I. He swung out of bed and into .j robe and slippers. "But she might; 1 get into a whale of a mess. Have 1 ]them get a mule ready, will you, ! Lila';" ( ! Lila's voice stopped him. It.was ' strident and harsh. "Can't you ' tee she just wanted you. to come I after her and rescue her?" ] Barry was gathering up clothes'I and starting for the shower. "This ! isn't the lime for jokes, darling. That girl is in real danger." ' } But Lila blocked his way. "And ; I tell you she's not!" she cried, i her anger burning through her. i I know!" ) "How do you know?". Bairy , scoffed. "Because Henaldo's men have ; slopped her—thinking it was! you." . ; She looked frightened Ihen as ' she realized what she had told-' him, but her rage mounted above i her fear, "All right!" she' screamed. "I did arrange with Renaldo lo 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 want lo take care of you!" ' / "I don't like to be taken carer, of—by trickery," Harry said steadily. ; 'All right," Lila said. "Slay ine, "'1- planlation—lo show you how down and be killed if you wanl! smart she is—Ilenaldo to make 1 But I'm not going to worry niy ' you jealous." I heart out!" She stripped his ring 'from her finger 'and flung it at him. "You can go hack on the pack ' train," Barry said. "Goodby." Lila flung the word back at him like a curse as she swept out of his room, slamming Ihe door behind her. , - (To Be Continued) "PARRY'S dismay broke info n shout ing laugh. "You really flatter a man! Allison's a little dizzy, but not that dizzy! She's got a real business .here.and she's running it." _•-"!_ see.'' Lila's voice'. dripped Conversion of jallopies to scrap f throughout the country is at n rate eedin!; auto production in 192!), a banner year [or now cars. '^•^^^•^••^m^^BiMBi^* Swearengen & Co. SPOT COTTON BROKERS • Blytheville, Ark. Read Courier News want ads. Read Courier News want aila. WALLPAPER EXCELLENT DESIGNS 33 j I - DISCOUNT E. C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. 310 W. Ash 5r>1 Out Our Way By J. R. Williams Our Boarding House with Major Hoople NOVl VJE'RE DEVELOPING ^UPvL- COCTROL SURREY UMf LET'S SEE THE MJTO X ZOO/-<~ GOT / PRETTY FULL INSPECTION' FAU. IN.' PEOPLE HO\N TO WORSES MKOC CUSHION \ SUIT FOR LEFT, BUT I FEEL RIGHT RUMBLE > \MAESi Tttt WN8. 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