The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 19, 1943 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, June 19, 1943
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PAGE FOUR •BLVTHEVTLLE (ARK-)' COURIER NEWS • SATURDAY, JUNE 19,-1943 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURJER NEWS THE COCRIB MKW8 OD. . H. W. HAINCB, PBblliher SAMUEL f. NORRB3, Editor JAMBS A. GATENS, Adverttoing tanmf Sole National Advertising Representatlm: W»ll»ce Witner Co, New York. Chiogo, Detroit, AtUnta, Memphis. y Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday' . filtered «s' second clau nutter »t the post- on ice at BlythevlJle, Arktnui, UBder »ct of Con««*.•<*:»<*«'«, 1917. • . . Served 'by the United .Press. : SUBSCRIPTION KATES By carrier in the city of BlythevlUe, »c per wccXi or 85c per month. By mall, within a rsdius of 60 mile«, *4.«0 per »e«r, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three month*; by mall outside 50 mite »one $10.00 per year payable in advance. Publication In Uib column of edited** other newspaper! doe« no< necMttrll t&doraemeot but is an ftcknowledfmeot tt l»- tcntt in the subject* diicuaied. 300,000 Scalps 4«r he had given port ol his orowdad day to hearing nt first Irantl a. statement^ ol the emergency slluntlon Hint hns l>cen :lcft In the .Arkansas valley by the recent floods. ' ' —Arkansas Gazette. The discharge o[ 300,000 employes of the United Slates Government was recommended Thursday by the Joint Committee on Reduction of Non-essential Federal Exiiendilures, of which •Senator Byrd of Virginia is chairman. The committee did not, however, make out a list of 300,000 names. It is one thing to stand .on ,lhe sidelines ,and (ieprccale the size of nn agency's..personnel, : nn(1 quite another to engage, with 'that ipersoiinol, to get 'a job done. The results Hint are 'being demanded of Government .administrators these days nre fantastic. The things that ordinarily couldn't be done are the very things that .now absolutely must be done. Such heroic -results aren't achieved by orthodox jncthods. Tremendous waste is nn avoidable. Economy is not the supreme motive; winning the 'War Is. There should be, ot course, continuous analysis and improvement, which can be well .done only by specialists who understand the nature of the work about which they are making recommendations. For example, the Treasury is planning to increase its personnel by 10,000 to 15,000 to lake care of pay-as-you-go tax returns. Would Senator Byrd's committee .say that is too ninny? Whatever it said, the only .person whose opinion would ,be competent would be i. person .skilled in the specialized work of income-lax collection. Senator Byrd, who has been trying to liquidate FSA and HOLC, will .bring about at least .one result in his present effort .to lionidnic 300,000 Government jobs. Several times 300,000 Government employes may gel a good cose of jitters and become almost as useless as alleged until they no longer : hear the whoops -of 'Congressmen • •. on the war path after,their scalps. j. . . —St. Louis Post-Dispatch.- 'The Arkansas Valley's Case At The ; White Mouse .:, • There was ample evidence to show how .useful and valuable a purpose was served by Arkansas officials and citizens taking .directly to President Roosevelt, along with Arknnsas's senators and representatives, the urgent .need for rehab- 1 ilitation work for flood-scarred lands of the Ar- jkansas .river valley. At the outset of the White House conference Mr. Roosevelt plainly did not understand -the nature of the emergency in which 'he wns being .asked to give the help of the government. Tlmt was only natural, now that the tremendous responsibilities of war are upon him as com- mnnder-in-chief as well as the older heavy duties of the presidency. But we are told that when he learned that the immediate future of 11 agricultural counties is at stoke he began ;to nsk questions eagerly and to listen intently as a picture of the flood's devastation was drawn. He expressed particularly deep concern when informed that many counly roads in the stricken area were left with holes in them big enough to "hide a wing of the.White House." The delegation came away with the feeling , thai the situation is clearly realized In the highest quarters, and will receive not only sympathetic attention but prompt action. It is of course true that not everybody and not every delegation ,can have a hearing at the White House. Such demands upon the president would take 24 hours ,of the day and there still might be a line waiting for admission. As a matter of fact the audience witli the Arknnsans was one of only two public engagements made for Mr. Roosevelt thai day. Bui we indulge the belief that the president fell it was justified af- Abolish Needless Federal Jobs Olinrglne "wiisle of federal iftinds and manpower," the Congressional Economy Committee, headed by Virginia's Senator Byrd, asks Immediate dismissal of 300,000 government employes. The committee finds thai In April Washington had over 3,000.000 on Ihe public pay roll, compared with fewer than n million .at the close of the first World War in 1918. Monthly wage and salary payments zoomed from a total of 141 million, 522 thousand itiol- lars for September, 1930, to 552 million, '100 thousand dollars last March. , drove criticisms of management are made in the committee's report. There have been, it says, "unwarranted pay raises" involving "extravagant misuse of 'federal funds"—which means your tuxes—'by "skip- grade" promotions under the civil service classification net. "Unnecessary recruiting" of federal .workers nt n time when (lie nation faces "an acute ; labor shortage" is nn Item of Ihe committee's Indlct- 'nicril for the to ponder. Here In Arkansas, as throughout the country, hands are sorely needed for fowl .production and other Imperative tasks. Our freedom • in staked on getting these tasks -done. Yet in the light of Ihnl Ei'lin .fact, the 'committee finds "unnecessary recruiting" of government em- ployes. Less tlmn 45 per cent of them nre chiefly engaged in war production, the committee de- claivji—nol .00 per cent ns previously was claimed. And the 45 per cent includes attorneys, analysts, scrub women mid the like. •In this report you have ( a glimpse of the bureaucratic danger to freedom now Tooted in our midst—n lax-eating, .power-loving (growth" which no liberal government has ever survived it it went unchecked. But the knowledge will have little value unless the citizen resists the 'temporary 'boons bureaucracy offers ihim—:iinlcss ;he .demands through his Congressmen that It be stopped short ot the point necessary to win 'the war and provide such .other services ns the nation cannot do without. Anything more we buy not only with taxes but with our freedom. —Arkansas 'Democrat. The OriginaUAtlas Had It Easier .' :«>tl 1 liad a long lnlk ubun! me sjKuii)" my nioiicyf. rhnmi'd ninn, lie'.s_a'*- pr_\vojiien! THIS CURIOUS WORLD Yamamoto Assassinated? A spokesman for the Chinese Army said in Chungking a few days .ago thai evidence available to him indicated that Admr. Isoruku Yamamoto, the plotter nnd executor of Japan's at- Inck on Pearl Harbor, wns 'really assassinated In Manila as the result ol "n terrible feud between the Japanese Army and Navy." The Chinese likewise said that |he -purpose of the recent visit .of Premier Hlclcki Tojo to Manila was" to ; attempt to settle this feud. Any guarantee for the Chinese account -of Ihe dentil of Admiral Yamamoto is beyond us, of course, but certainly it makes -much more sense than the elaborate claims .of the Japanese that Ynmnmoto was killed when the plane in which he was directing n naval engagement was shot down, nnd tills was considered fantastic. High admirals simply do not fly around in airplanes white naval battles .are in progress. Ah- other story Hint Ynmamoto was killed in an Allied attack on nn aircraft carrier was a little more plausible, but not much more, at thai. , There nre Iwo reasons for 'giving serious consideration to the Chinese account. Tlie Chinese hnvc perhaps the brsl secrcl service in the world, nnd their sources in the Philippines arc probably extraordinarily numerous and accurate. The feud between the Japanese Army and Navy is one of long standing and great intensity, and assassination has for many yenrs been the accustomed resort of the violently fanatical representatives ot the Japanese secret societies ttml really dominate (he army. If Yamamoto got oil the party line, these high-powered gangsters would have fell it a sacred privilege to be allowed to bump him on". This version also ex- plnins why Premier Tojo suddenly decided to visit the Philippines on njnore sane basis than nny other account. In any event, we lost a foe who wns fanati- cnlly against ns, nnd nl the same time a shrewd ' and capable opponent. By the same token the devil gained a notable addition lo Ills realm's denizens when Yamnmoto passed on. We nre not disposed to cavil nbout the manner of Yamamoto's removal, but it is so much the better if occasioned by nny such rift among the Japs. —Memphis Commercial Appeal. KCN WILHEC.M, OF CALIFORNIA, SHOT AN ARROW A DISTANCE OP HE LAY ON HIS BACK, STRAPPED THE BOW TO HIS FEET, AND PULLED THE BOWSTRING WITH BOTH HANDS. equipped with cameras, and they will take a picture one time, and nsk the star to .autograph it' the next. Some of them, of course, sell their wares, but by far the most of them nre in the tiling for the sport alone. They trade, though like kids do with marbles and pictures of baseball players. Yes. innybL: you have to be a little crazy. Pltf. Percy A. Wright, Ally, ad Lttem. New Liberty News E IN VERMONT, --• r* r THERE ABE V FIFTY FIVE SPECIES OF NATIVE ORCH1P5/ IN HAWAII, THEBE ARE ONLY '. COPS. 1943 BY NEA SLRVICE. INC. T. M. SCO. U. S, F*T. OFF. WHICH RACE HORSES ARE FASTER, ON THE AVERAGE, OR NOTICE Notice is hereby given Hint the undersigned will within the time fixed by law apply lo Ihe Commissioner of .Revenues of the -State of Arkansas for a permit to sell beer at retail at TO W. Ash St., Blylhe- vilte, Mississippi County. The undersigned states tlmt he is a citizen of Arkansas, of good moral character, -that 'he 'has -never been convicted of a :felony or other crime involving moral turpitude; that no license -to sell beer by the undersigned has been revoked within five years last past; and that the undersigned 'has never been convicted of violating tlie Inws of this state, or any other state, relating to the sale of alcoholic liquors. MRS. Ci .3.. .COREY. Subscribed and sworn -to before me this 10 day of June, 1943. Frank C. Douglns (Senl) Notary Public My commission expires 12-29-45. 0-10-43 Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Crook have turned from Columbia, Mo., here they attended tun graduation <crcises of their son, Billy Crook, liey were .accompanied home by mi and he will spend his vaca- on here. Mr. and Mrs. Glen Harrison and, amlly of Bl.vtheville spent Supay with Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Wilams, Mr. and Mrs. Hilton Stcphenson re visiting in Vanduser, Mo., as j guests of .Mrs. Stephenson's ANSWER: Pacers. Their records have been a fraction of a" second faster^for a century. $*,..!•,..• -;,; - - •-. " ~~ - A bird that flies upside down.! In Hollywood WARNING OKDEK IN THE CHANCERY COURT CHICKASAWI3A DISTRICT MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, All KANSAS. Harry B. Whitney. Plaintiff, vs. . No. 8240 Bonnie Hisey Whitney, Defendant The defendant Bonnie Hise Whitney, is ^hereby warned to np pear within. thirty days in IV court named in the caption here of nnd answer the complaint o the plaintiff -Harry -B. Whltncv. Dated this 18 day of June, 1943 HARVEY MORRIS, Clerk BY KRSKINE JOHNSON NKA Staff G'orrcspomlriil As -daring as a commando, as esourcefnl ns a prop man and ns 'ull of ;lore ns a frontier scout is hat'incorrigible Hollywood sports- nan, 'the autograph hunter. He is nlso .as determined as a life in- snrnncc salesman nnd ns pililess as a Brooklyn sitbwny guard. We are. not speaking now of Ihe casual or amateur huntsman, who cnn take an autograph or leave it alone, but of the career type the addict, the true aficionado — Ihe "old regular," as lie is known in Hollywood—the fellow who pursues the sport for the sheer joj of the chase, who knows the lairs the feeding places and (he habits of all the stars nnd who lilts his nose like a pointer the moment one heaves into view. In evidence of the resourcefulness of this breed let us cite Hie ing at the home of her son, Homeil Bratcher and family. Mrs. 'Bralch-| cr, who lias been ill, is improving. Brings Back Jap Sword SAN DIEGO, Cal. (U.P.)—Marinl Pfc. John E. Marler, 23, is : from Guadalcanal with the swo of a Japanese major, which .has i 3G-inch hilt. The major was trying to shoot Marler, but Marler shol first.. Then jusl as Marler waJ ranking off with his booty, anothel Jap shot him in the heel, which ha says wns just wlial a heel wdul<| do. .other, Mrs. Pearl Hill her mil, Mrs. Walter Hill and fnmily f Kewanee, Mo. Alvin -Pritchard 'is the guest of is mother, Mrs. Ben Pritchard 'bile on a 10-day furlough. Mr. and Mrs. S. Barber have rc- urncd to their home in Milan, Teiin., after spending a week with ler sister, nmily. Mrs. D. Garratt nnd Snatches Baby's Purse SAN JOSE, Cal. (U.P.)—Carl Mill ton Taylor began his first experi| cnces with purse snatchers wheij he was only. 2',-i years old. He was] standing with his mother nt a bank) cashier's window where she wa-i about to make deposit, holding purse in his own hands. The pursl snntcher, evidently supposing ill contained the money his mothen was aboul to deposit, snatched :it| and ran. It contained the niagnift-l Mrs. Warren of Memphis is visit- cent sum of 15 cents. SAVES th e cost of shortening in most of your baking .... SAVES costly "baking mistakes" caused by inferior flour ... SHIBLEY'S Best Flour! fltit Our Way By J. R. Williams Our Boarding House with Major Hoople WHY UNDER THE SUM DON'T YOU ANSWER.-THAT PHONE AMD LISTEM TO VOU YELL AT ME? 'WHYDID->OU SAY THAT? 1 ">OU DIDN'T HAVE TO.EXPLAIN 1 .WAS IN THE TUB!' 'CAWT YOU KEEP 1DUR BIG'MOUTH SHUT?'--\FI WWW WBRtNOO FIELD MICE AFRWDOF? HELICOPTER SlMPLt TO RUM A=> A POPCORN WAGOrt AMOS OtsSLV NEAH.BUTCftM WE LANO THE 8us WITHOUT DIS&IN&AW u&e TUMP WORD, TELL TMETRUTH OVER THE PHONE THE: PEARLS 6KtE& IDEft TINGLES I GET BAWLED OUT. AND IF L I VMtVNT TO COME DOWM BEFORE I3UMK . POSO STIC*.' DOW'T TELL THE TRUTH 1 GET LE9SOM.AND LOOK. AT WM 60 AR.' E PUES 3UST HUE A .WHY rACTTHERS GET GRAY :rise of n lady autograph hunter vim happened to be bnthing in he surf at Catalina Island when she spoiled Errol Ply mi's yacht, he Sirocco, riding at anchor nearby. She swam out to it—a dis- tnnce of several hundred yards— arrived out of breath, and linulcd aboard by Flynn himself who recognized her at once as an "okl regular." "What are you doiiif; over here?" he asked iiolitely. "Vacation," she said. "May I hnve your autograph?" "But' I've given yon my autograph nt least 10 times." She just smiled. "All right." Flynn said. "Have yon not n pencil?" The lacly bit her lip in thought, 'hen she brightened, reached into cr bathing suit pocket and pulled lit her lipstick. "It's indelible.' he said. "Just autograph my back vith it." Flynn did. T'S A TUISINKSS We have often wondered wha 1 nakcs autograph limiting so f!\s- innting lo some people, for ob- •lonsly it must be fascinating. 1 las even been commercialized npoi by some business, institutions, sucl s the Brown Derby, where auto .rnphctl cartons ot the stars cov er the walls, ami by Grauman' hinese Theater, where little hand written from the slar ire Immortalized in cement, nloiii; with their hnnd and foot prints. We have .seen people stnnd looking down at those trnckccl-up blocks of cement for in mules at a time, Inst. In rapture. What wns gelling Ihpin, we wondered. We Iricd It, and didn't feel a darn thing. Maybe you have to be a little crazy. A (cw weeks ngo. Paul Ilen- reid's coal wns ripped and .all but lorn from his back ns he stood in the midst of a crowd of autograph Inmlers, patiently signing his name. In New York once, Dorothy Lnmonr's dress wns torn ofT and a press aseut had to lend her his overcoat. HOW IT'S l)OMi But violence Is neophyte stuff The old regulars never go in for it, for fear of spoiling their chances Inter, and perhaps oul of dcf- 'WOMEN,WON'WTALK BY'RENE:RYERSON:MART IB«."NEA~SERVJCE."|NC., COPYRIGHT, SUSPENSE CHAPTER XVI ; TT was Deputy Shaw who took •*• charge. Ho phoned the doctor nnd told him to bring a stomach pump. Then he ordered us all out o£ Margarel's room except Clara nnd Sorah and Matlison. He said they'd be needed to help. I went down lo the big square white-tiled kitchen and put some coffee on to boil. Maybe a cup of it hot and black would bring .me out of the nightmare in which !l was moving with the cloggec land frantic efforts peculiar to bad .dreams. The nightmare which had begun the moment Mnttison and I 'broke into Margaret's room and saw her gray face and touched 'her clammy hands. The night- : ninrc which had sucked me into 'Us depths when I glanced at the table beside her bed. The glass thai \ hncl led llicre was empty, and the small envelope which had 1 o'clock and ate with us. He lill his pipe afterward and said he was 'going out for some air before he went .back upstairs. He saw the question in my eyes and shook his head. "We can't tell yet, Mrs. Krnik. \Ve keep her walking, one on each side of her holding her up, nnd we talk to her and Iry to concentrate her attention. But she's only half conscious." Kathy got up suddenly from her chair. "Do you mind if I walk with you?" she asked Matlison. Of course he didn't. I watched them wander off down by Hit lake. Mattison was broad-shouldered and half a head taller thai Kathy. They made a nice-lookinc couple. Tlie doctor came hack again about G o'clock and was upstair: lor more than an hour. When he came down he hunted me up in the living room. Walter had mixed come from a great distance as ic finished in his deliberate -fash- I on: "What she needs now is rest and quiet. And—her memory .may return in time. Mrs. Grady. is | with her now." CO he w. standinj : contained the remaining sleeping 'tablets wns torn raggedly open. Clint Mallison's voice sounded miles away. "I think we need a doctor, Mrs. Kraik." AH the phones at Kraiktower are downstairs. 1 remember holding lightly to the bannister as I started down the steps, for I was faint with shock. I was nearly at the bottom when someone banged the knocker on Ihe hall door. I opened it and there in Ihe flagged enlrance stood Deputy Shaw. He 'lifted his cap, smiled, and swal- howed what he was going to say. II must have looked ghastly. "What's happened?" he barked. I told him, trying to keep my voice steady. He took over without any foolish preliminaries. * * t TT was the longest day of my Hfe. 1 The doctor went away to make his morning calls and came back and went away again, Depnly Shaw used the phone and another police car came with three men in it. They lugged an linhalalor up to Margaret's room „-.. ...LV ,. ,, t ..,.,,,., .,„., u . >„,- Then Shaw went away. ercnce lo their own dignity ns ex- fililU MattijOU game dftWP tafjA cocktails and we were sipping them and waiting for Ihe dinner gong. We were all there except Will Grady's wife. She had been acting queerly all day, staring at me whenever I went upstairs and moving away to avoid speaking. The middle of the afternoon she had gone over to their room in ihe tower and sent word back later that she had a headache and didn't want any dinner. The doctor looked very grave as he crossed the room toward me and my heart drew into a knot He took his glasses off, polishes them with n handkerchief, am said slowly, "She's going lo live.' He held the glasses up to the ligh and then polished Ihom vigorously again. "But her mind—" . My heart stood still, and the horror of my quick guess mus have shone in my face. "No—it isn't that," he addec hastily. "She's not insane. Sh understands what you say to he and answers quite sensibly, Bu her:memory's gone. ( She doesn went away and left me I _...„ there, rather stupidly Irying to lake in the full import of his words. Connie, too, acted as if she j couldn't quite grasp it all at once. I She walked stiffly over to a window and stood staring out at the I deepening dusk. After a time, I over her shoulder, without look- I ing around: "Tlie doctor says | Margaret doesn'l even remember that Derek is dead. Isn't -that | odd?" Knlhy jerked her head up and looked at Connie intently. Wilt Grady acled the most nor-1 lal of any of us. He polished off nolher cocktail, set the glas* own, and rubbed his bunds to- I ether. "The old lady's tough. it would take more than a leeping lablet to finish her off." Walter agreed with him in an bsent-minded sort of way. Then the dinner gong sounde* nd we went into the dining room. Will Grady sat at Walter's ight. He made clumsy mistakes vith his silver and his big voice boomed constantly. It occurred to ne finally lhat he was talking too much even for a man embarrassed >y the presence of servants and more implcmenls beside his plot* than he knew how to use. He had something on his mind and wafc remember anything that's hap pened. Not even-her grandson' death." j. ;rhe. doctor's - yolce • irying lo cover it up with a flop* of talk. I wondered what it was. Kathy disturbed my reflcctiOM with some remark, and when I turned my head to answer her, I caught Clint Matlison walchinf me as I had been watching ! Grody. I remembered with ease the same speculative intentness in his eyes when he looked at me that morning in tb« breakfast room. Another IMP with something on his X?« S«

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