The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 21, 1943 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 21, 1943
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'PAGE POUR, BLtfTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS MONDAY, JUNE 21. • 1943 THE BLY'fHEVIL THE CODRlriR H. W. HADfltt, SAMUEL P. MORRIS, Bdltofr JAKES A. GATEN8,- Advertising Sole National Advertising RepmenUUvet: Wallace Witner. 004 New York,' Chtetto, • Detroit, Atlanta, Mettphk - ' • Published Svery.Afternoon Except Bundaj. •itered as second cttu matter at U» cHice »l Blytheviie, Arkfcnai, ufader set « Oon «ie*s, October », 1917,' --'-.. Berred by the Onlttd Etfti. RATES , , , By carrier in the city of BlytneTllte, Jfc.W* week, or R5c per month.- • - ', By mall, wtthlh a rtdlii* ot to mU*», MJtt W ' *ear, |2,00 far six ihonths, »1 0« for' tree mohttA: ' 117 mall oVitsid* 60 Snlle tone lio.M pet year payable in advance. Spending Ttix If the sixteen billion dollars addi 1 • tion'ai, . which the Wfe.sidtiit \v^nU..V6 raise through tnxation hlVd sflvitigSj is designed prihiariiy to close uj) .the _"IHi flalion gap," then a tn'x oh • sj)e(i'dtng would seem to be the answer. This' is not to hdvo'C!il.6 ; the Treasury's corhplicated Siwiulings Titx pM- posal that received short shrift fforti Congress, lior to accept or urge IrVing Fisher's argumeiHs in "Constructive Income Taxatioii" that the Spewilngs Tax be substituted permanently; tot the orthodox type of income lax. But a tax on speildiiVgS) Which might well follow Professor Wisher's suggestions for simplicity, undoubtedly would help to control the pressure of excess income which OPA price ceilings have not proven capable of handling;- v Details' Of such a tax would require intelligent study, But the principle appeai-s worthy of sympathetic cdn- sideration. ••••'. '* . * * Inflation docs not result primarily from high wages, high iiitfdhie, the pds- session of too much money' by tod many people. It results, father, from Bbhipe- titioii iii the market piacfes for an inadequate supply of conimoilities. So long as all income is thxe'd equal* ly, it miiy Well be cheatier for the iiuii: Vidvial to spend than to save) anil Certainly he gets hillch Satisfaction^ after the long depressioti t from steppiiig bnt and bltying things he fiever bei'orc Could affoi'd. The spehding lax, properly applied, would penalize 'hitn heaVily for speild- . ing and not at all for siiViug. Thus cbnipetlllDii for commodities would be reslrained. He who insisted Upon spending his money would pay bitterly for the plensih'd; he Who saved would be helping the government and, at. the same time, ac'curiiulating a' reserve to cushion the post-war redeakib'u both ; for himself and for the country iik a whole — perhaps to save us frofii a major depression. , It wouldn't matter, much, how lie saved.' If he bought war bonds that might be best for his owii : sotll; JJilt, if he chose, to (nil his savings in 'a bank at interest, or into insurance, or into retiring mortgages <ir .other indebtedness, -it still would find .its way into war bonds — and out of the overburdened market for consumer gbods.' Chinese Reds his available forces imrttobUized'watch- iiig the Chinese Keds. This jwiiils ami emphasizes the moral that world Communism is not all out against totalitarianism; it is;only all out for Russia; and it places the interests of Stalin above those of China, Britain, France, ' Yugoslavia or the United States. Shoe Rationing The last-minute rush to use Coupon 17 bofo'i'e it'expired at midnight June l5, raises the question ho\v well shoe rationing is working. Thousands of jx>r- SoriS really did not heed the shoes that coupon represented, but were bAlyihg them as iisurance agriinsl getting cailght iii sonic future change tit' jx>licy. felmpa that is inevitable in the at- tethpt to distribute goods equitably iii time of shortage. Perhaps hot. At ahy rflte, shoes presently, limieecied were bought for hoarding, aiid inflatioh-pi'6- dlicihg sptnding was indulged • in, to inake ceHain that Uie coupons should not lapse. Baby Needs Food Because of low point values placed by the OPA on baby foods t many adults have been buying them. This diversion has reached such- a point that one nuijor mjiniifacllll-fer has requested food editors to ask the.public to stop using them. Baby ration books would call for Hoinelhing Over 25,Obf),QOO dofceit cans a year, if all were used, but the.indus- try is restricted to producing hot ttiore thiiii <10,(rOb,000 do/en's., there isn't enough to'feed everybody oh sif allied foods'^ ' . ' Presumably most o the offfeiulers have' assumed that the low pbiid ,Va|ufe means a pienitu'de of baby food. It dbesh'l. There's ii scarcity. So please don't take the food olit of infants' niouthii. Can iloratiiis Hold the Bridge? i,"We have lo lie'.piitient, son—our day -is 'coming when ^the^aremts and.wo.cnri .yive this kitchen back to Mom Ihc yirls!'," >_-,-_. THIS CURIOUS WORLD •/*££ The aUenUoii of those who object when we differentiate between Fighting Russia and the militant Cpmriiun- ist Parly is directed to' the situation in China. There the native Ctirfimiihist armies decline to fight against Japan because Russia, their ideological mbthevlhnd, is riot at war with Japan. This .deprives Chiang Kai-shek of powerful armies, and also .forces him to keep some of We iiojie that Congress ddes release the healdil • records of triitt 10-yeiir-bhi investigntioh into Japanese espionage and preparations' for invasion. It was squelched, at Uie tihie, so it's iibt to htii-l Tokyo's fecliiigs. H blight (6 iliakc thrilling reading now. Wheii the filets art! available w'o can judge whnt) if anything, was done to cDililteract thb conditions that, werd revealed. It is to bo assumed that Ihfe ti-nieh Collld have Used tiie information. •SO THEY SAY m WOOD IBIS SdMEtlMES PLIES s. THE ONLY STORK W "SUNDAY OCCURS NOWHERE OTE FOLKS ARE FED UP WITH THE FOOD SHORTAGE, "Ssxr JIM ELSOlJ, NEXT: Ifuw old is rayon? lo wear a harness for a trick shot showing him swinging through the air. Observed Ragland as . a l>rop man helped him into the leather and metal contraption: l 'Thc last lime. I was In harness I ran second nnd paid $4.40." NOTliQE Notice Is hereby given th'nt the undersigned will within the time fixed by hiw aj)ply to the Commissioner of Revenues of the State of Arkansas for n permit to sell beer at retail at 119 R. 11. SI., Blytlicvillc, Mississippi County. The undersigned states bint lie is a citizen of Arkansas, of good moral character, that lie lias never been convicted bt a felony or oilier crime involving ihdrul turpitude; that no license to sell beer by the undersigned has been revoked within i\vc years last past; and Ihnt the undersigned has never been convicted of violating the laws of this state, or any other state, relating to the sale of alcoholic liquors. MISS MARIE ABRAHAM. Subscribed and sworn to before me Ihis 21 clay or Mime, 1343. W. M. Williams (Sen!) Nolary Public: My commission expires July 11, 194G. -21-43 the undersigned has iiever been convicted of violating Ihe laws of this slate, or any other slate, relating lo the sale of alcoholic liquors. MISS MARIE ABRAHAM. Subscribed ami sworn to before me tills 21 day of June, 1943. W. M. Williams (Seal) Notary Public. My commission expires July 11, 194G. . 0-21 aws of this state, or any other 1 state, relating to the sale of alco-J lolic liquors. MARY SUE VIAR. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 19 (lay of June, 11)43. Oscar Alexander (Seal) Notary Public. ' My commission expires 3-14-1943 B-21-43 NOTICE Notice Is hereby given that the mdcrsigned will wilhin the lime Ixcd by law apply to the Commis- ioiier of Revenues of the State if Arkansas for a permit to sell ;eer at retail at State Line, High- vay 01 N., Blylheville, Mississippi County. The undersigned slates that he is a citizen of Arkansas, of good noral character, that lie lias never been convicted of a felony or othci crime involving moral turpitude; hat no license to sell beer by the The tiuartermnster corps Is supplying ovfcr 7,OdO,000 troops distributed llirbilghoiit liifc world with everything from foo<i aiid clothing -to mbsqiiitb hct.s ami ai'iu bniitls: Two divisions bl Ihb Airliiy service forces alonfe.are handllne iiia- tcrlal greater In value than liie entlrt- cosl oi World War I to the United Stales.—Licut.iaen. Brclion B. Saniervell, Services of Supply ciile'f. * • . '* -, ' America cannot, In charily. • or justice, reject the iiand of friendship' " frbto aiiy sister slate, indeed; the course bf recent hisibfy make.'; the fullest collaboration wltii Riissin n matter of compulsion.—James A. Farley; • • • if, despite (he demonstrated Ineffectiveness of treaties and leagues, they (people of Ih6 U. S.) are conteiil .to have tiiem tried again, more witrs hfft forcrioonied.—Supreme Court Justice » • • Evil loves a vacuum. When the tltviilsli spirits bf the dictators arc removed, we ntiist quickly fdl the hearts of men with good spirits and vital creative courses. Thte yotilh of the subjugated countries are as hungry (or hope as for food.—Rev. Dr. rialph W. Sdckman of Ne*' York. NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will within the lime fixed by. law apply to the Commissioner of -Revenues of the Slate cif Arkansas for a permit to sell beer at retail at 401 W. Ash St., Blythe- ille, Mississippi County. The tnulcrsigiicd .stales that lie s a citizen of Arkansas, of good loral character, thai he Jias never iccii convicted of a felony or other rime involving 'moral turpitude; hat no license to sell beer by flic uuicrsigned lias been revoked witii- five years last past; aiid thai Iii Hollywood nv EUSKINI-: JOHNSON NEA SUIT Cbrrt-.sjjDiult-iH Not only will Charles Laiifihlon lie a ghost In his ncxl. picture, "The Caiilervtlle Ohosl," but iii one scene lie will be a headless One. Script calls for I.aughton to lift oft his head and carry it. Introduced to his head, as built by the M-d-M makeup depart incut, Laiighion crackrd: "Well, movie fans have seen the Laughton mug hi some awful forms, but this lops anything." . . . There will be no capitalizing by Hollywood on the Los Angeles zoot suit riots 'hie wearing of neat pleats and studetl ciilTs on the screen was banned twh onths ago by the Will Hays censorship office. . . . Walter Huston is the latest to screen test for the film biography of Wtl Rogers. Biit il still looks like Stuart Erwin wilt get the role. + • - Bihg Crosby probably won't tuni green with envy, but Fat O'liiien DC AT IT<; i> 1 r;ls! ' irrilAlcd HEAT tlirillatotlietoncliofMcx- Buiui. f[irt[h;r]y Mexican IlcaL I'omler. For soothing lielp, uot Mexsana. .in'dersigned has vithlii five years ,hat jcen been revokct last pnst; am' the Undersigned lias never convicted of violating the Want More Jazz PALO, ALTO, Cal. (U.P.5 .£- 1 Dwlght Ciilvei- just. rcliirn«i from a university course nt Bologa'^ Cpl- .lihbin, reported that Latin Attie'n- tnns appreciate the good-will programs that are being wirelessed to them, but, they would appreciate more American Jim instead 61 nimbus,.sambas and tangoes, bl which they have plenty at home..| Another sore point, he says, Is that , American schools insist oh teach^ ing Caslilian Spanish whilq sou . of the border "Mexican" Spanish is what, is used. When called upon to help a nip-' torist by pushing his car withydurs.. be sure tlio biihipers meet Id avoid i a case of IdckSd l)uin]iers, with jios- sible daiiiagc. ; SAVES th e cost of shortening iii most bf your baking •. . ; i SAVES costly "baking mistakes" caused by inferior Hour ... SHIBLEY's Best Flour! Out Our Way By J. R, Williams Our Boarding Hbuse With Major Hoople _ _ . _ GOT SORTER S1MCE "THAT && A BUTTER BC*WL BOUNCEC? OFF OF yOUR f«AD--BUT -CHJ'RE GIVING YOURSELF AWW.' EVED.V TIME I SEE VOU NEAR THEXITCrr EN' ll<4 .THAT GET-UP I'LL 3W WHAJt 'itXJVE COT ti WlMP.' , TO 6E ft. pUMNW.' TAKE KT WE PANFUL H\S IS s going lo .sing on the .scrctii foi he first time in "Th<* Iron or" at IlKO. Pat Warbles, and Inrn good. lnt>, an Irish ballad •Dear Old Donegal," which hi iiiLher u.sed to sing lo him whci was n boy. . . . Madclciu Cnrroll is worried about pound age nnd is consulting Hotlywoo bcnuly cx|)crt Oloiia Bristol vi long diKtnticc nhonc from Uie cast. . For the first time the voice of n film cniioon character will receive screen credit. All future Bugs Buiniy cmioons will credit his voice to Mel Blanc, who helped to originate Ihe character. MCCARTHY STARS Edgnr fiergen's IG-nmi. color film which he'll take on his Army camp tours this summer already bansls the greatest array of film Mnr names ever packed into one picture. The Dim shows Chnnie McCarthy popping mil groin behind shower curtains nnd boudoir drapes in the homes of Dorothy Lamour, Lana Turner, Rita Hayworlh, Hcdy Lnmarr, Belly Grnble. Irene Dunne, Grcor Garson, Barbara Stanwyck and scares of olhcr stars. * * « Eddie Cantor is paging Gary Granl for a George Jessel type role In his RKO film. "Show Business." . . . Joan Leslie graduates (rom high school late this nionlh. She has been attending school on the set for Ihe last two years— making screen love to Warner's male stars during recess. . . . When asked for his autograph. Jimmy Mcllugh never signs his name. He rapidly draws the musical notes of the first four bars of his hit song, "I can't Give You Anything bul Love, Baby." « * • DINAH DEMURS Dinah Shore Invllcd a sailor lo the stage after the Paul White- hian show the olher night and got more than she bargained for. The sailor grabbed her and planted a Hays office taboo smack on her lipstick. . . . Paramount lias called olT plans for Erich von Stroheim to make n series of personal appearances with "Five Graves to Cairo." He wanted too much money. Kor a scene In Red Skclton's new picture, "Whistling In Brooklyn," Comedian Uags Rnglnnd liatl WOMEN WON'Ti BY^ENE^YERSON.MART ATTEMPTED MURDER? CHAPTER XVII CHAW came back while we were '-' still at the table. He said he didn't want to interrupt our dinner and that he'd talk to the servants first. I gave him the use of my study and we finished our meal in n depressed silence and retired to the living room to await our turn lor questioning. it must have been an hour and n halt before he finished with the help. Imogene Lake was the lasl one. Shaw kept her in the sludy a long lime and when slie came out she was dabbing at her eyes She one quick scared look a us in the living room, as she passed through the hall, and then she went straight upstairs. I found myself: in sudden pani going over the possibilities o£ wha Imogene could know. She slept ii a bedroom in the tower. Shi hadn't even been in the house las y at the noffs- he had taken from le others and I felt the hot blood., sing in rriy face. "I suppose you thought it nec- ssary to hear the others first so ou cbiild check my story," I said itlerly. He had the grace to look night. What I didn't know until Ion afterward was that Shaw hadn' been asking her about the nigh before. He had been hammerini away on our alibis for that firs day. And he had worn her dow until she had admitted somcthin she had never intended to tel Shaw summoned us to the stud; one at a time, first Matlison, the Will Grady, his wife—a deputy went over to the lower and brought her back with him—Waller, Connie, and Kathy. I wondered why ho saved ijc until the last, but I soon found oul. He wailed until I was seated asked me to tell icmber shamed. "I'm sorry, Mrs. Kraik 'm only trying to get to the uot- om of this plot on Margaret Grady's life—" i .wasn't going to let him get away with that. He had no proof. ; cut in. "You make It sound like attempted murder." He just looked at me for a long moment, and tnat rattled me more than words. Then softly as a cat on the prowl: "What do you think H was?" • "Suicide- 1 -attcmpied suicide.", "Why?" "Why? Her grandson's death; bf course.. It brqfee, her heart." i fealiied that I was talking too fast, it hiade rriy words sound ffchearsed. I tried to' relax. Shaw spoke very mildly. "Let's see—.she'd lost other relatives, hadn't she? This boy's mother— ind.her own husband. Did she '' Matlison and I—were lifting Mar-garget up on her pillows, so she could breathe easier, and one of my sleeves—you saw the Chinese robe I had on with the wide sleeves—brushed the glass oft the table." "And then you managed to step on it," Shaw finished dryly. There was really nothing 1 could say to that. I waited. "You did a thorough job bf ity loo," he went on. "But even at lliat there were a couple of pieces big enough to get some fingerprints from. We found Margaret Grady's and—yours." I breathed again. Shaw looked at mo tiarcl. "it just won't wash, Mrs. Kraik. You ' don't believe that Margaret Grady tried to commit suicide any more than I do. Women your age arttl hers don't _ take that \jehy out You've lived loo long. You knoW there isn't any trouble so bad ybil can't See it through." He leahed lowaro me. "Your very actibh and then he everything I could ronv about the night before. I began with Margaret's hysterics, and ftij visit to her Iii the night wheii.I put two of tlie sleeping tablets into a glass of water to dissolve, arid finished with that awlul mom«rtt when Clint Mattison nnd I had rushed up lo her room in answer to Clara's flightened summoni. » » « CHAW didn'l interrupt me "You to ebtrimtt suicide when, they died?" - , ' "But this was,different, 1 ' I in- iisted desperately. ''Don't you see. It wasn't only Derek's dying—it waS the way He died, the disgrace." . Shaft's eye* held mine, hoiiestiy believe .that she tried to commit suicide?" I nodded my tufad, blinking back the tears. A,silence fell on ths i-oofn. Through it I could hear the almost inaudible whir of the electric clock on rriy desk. The disk behind tohtch Deputy ShaW sat as: if it belonged t6 him. He shot his ncitt words at me. ''Tlien why did you break the drinking glass, that th« sle/eptog medicine wasMn^"^ 5 nightmare was riot ended! "It was An accident." I tried to sound, tart and -impatient, ;but mw man i imcrrupc me onrc, ,., . but 1 saw: liim glance freciu'eht- my. .voice "ackrt- '\We-Uia| proves that you don't believe it; Sure, .her fingerprints were bh that glass and yours—both neatij^ accoiinled for. But you thought that somebody else's would there.too. That's why you the gia'ss." I knew then that I had been tbtt clever. Shaw continued to glare at me for a moment and then he ^ot tb his feet. I decided it was time tb play rrty last card. ''But, befclitjr, why would any of Us wafil harm Mr.rgarot, bf all pcbpl Sam Shaw looke'd dowii at fofe mockingly. "You should haVS been ail actress, Mrs. Kraik. TfaUc bf you were at Ihe iliqubst yestef- , day. You heard me tell the cdrd- ner that I was coining bill hferb today to question Mrs. Gr4dy nbout her grandson's deitH. • Could it be, that somebody Hkte didn't w&nt riie to talk to hfcrt Could it be, that somebody t^ite afraid she saw something frofti' her bedroom windows the dijK Derek Grady was murdcredJ." . i .<To B« ContlnWd), J

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