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PAGEFOtTR BLYTJIBVJI^E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLY'fHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publtaher , . SAMUEL P. NORRIS, Editor ' JAMES A. OATENS, Advertising Maniger Sole N»ttonil Advertising Representatives: Wallace' Wittier ''Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. . PubUshtd Every Afternoon Except Sunday Cnttred as second class matter at the post•But at BIythevlfle, Arkuruas, under act of Con<re«s. October 0, 1917. .' Served by the United Pita. SUBSCRIPT/ON RATES .By carrier In the city of Blylhevllle, 20o per week, or. 85$ per month. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, $4.00 per year, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 (or three months; by mail outside 50 mllo zone tlb.Ofl |Kr year payable in advance. Marketing Costs One recommendation made by tlie. United Nations Food Conference :;ceins particularly non-controversial and practical—that the eft"u:iency of marketing ; prgaimalion be improved so as to decrease its cost. It seems entirety probable Dial (lie high cost of food (o housewives and the low return to producers reflects an pyeivcomplicaled system of middlemen rather than excessive profits taken out ''by any particular ajjcncy in the dis- • tribuUve system. The'ideal would be direct sale by farmer to consumer. Obviously that is impossible. It can't be done in cities, and even in rural villages the grower usually sells to a store which in turn '• sells to. the villagers. There are too 'many intervening steps now, each of which siphons on" a bit of the consumer dollar before it gels to the farmer. - ' ,. - - w * * '<" To -eliminate some of these would, first of all, throw some folks oul of ' jobs. But in the long run, the money ! saved by householders, plus the greater sums received by farmers, would create new and butter employment for i those who \vcre displaced. Nor are the possibilities theoretical. JThey are proved by every large chain, ,by supermarkets, by co-operative groups. They can be, illustrated by figures rc- • fleeting experience of the A. & P. Stores —not - necessarily because these are best,' but because they arc available. The A..& P. ships in quantity lots directly to regional warehouses,' and thence to retail stores. Only one trans- , shipment is involved. Th6'> middleman system upon which small independents have to rely 'involves successive shipments to a brok- , cr, a wholesaler, a jobber, and finally ! the letftiler. " . '•' ' ~ By' simplification of handling methods, as reflected both in cost-saving and-in spoilage'.prevention, from 1037 •to 19J2 the A. & P. increased the farmer's share of the consumer's vegetable and fruit dollar from under 47. cents to over 53 cents. Presumably other chains can show similar experiences. with the oilier nations of the Western Hemisphere, against the Axis. Radio Code ... .Itj>iay..hclp .hi judging the Ircncl in ; Argentina (o remember that Ihe Ijan '.upon code in radio messages all'ccls Ilio '-Axis powers, known to have used tlial •Latin republic ;s.s im espionage post, ;but does not concern cither Hie Unil- ved' 'Stales or fircal Britain because v.bolh of us have cable connections will) . ' Argentina. .. If the Ramirez government had ',;meauf, to be quite impartial .it would llhavc applied the ban also 16 the cable. ;t Since, it Hirl not, we must a.s:,-<nnc (lint ;;this is a first step toward co-operation Baby Pictures A lot of soldiers arc going to be made happy by the War Department's latest ruling about V-mail. This permits the transmission of pictures of children horn after their fathers left this country for foreign service, and also of babies under one year, who in many cases were too tiny to have developed personalities and individual characteristics when Ihcir fathers .saw them last. The picture can include the mother "or other person" holding the baby. \Vo suspect there will be few "other persons" in (ho V-mail photographs. What lighting men want is pictures of their wives hokling their children— the combination for which every father is lighh'ng. Final returns on Ihc lleil Cross war drive last March are encouraging. The goal was $125,000,000. The campaign was waged in the midst of the income (ax season, at a moment when the great American public was digging deeper, to finance the war, than it ever had dug before. Vet the goal was overshot by 518,000,000. This would seem lo justify completely Hie decision lo keep the Red Cross drive separate from other war funds; lo relied great credit upon the responsiveness of the American people; and to he ii fine omen for the National War Fund's attempt to -raise $250,000,000 next fall. • SO THEY SAY H the nations now under Hie heel of Hitler could hear from our Congress that, America was oul. lo punish only Ihe guilty leaders and would sland by lo insure a just regime of rehabilitation, Ihe propaganda of the dlclntors would be undermined.—-Rev. Dr. Ralph W. Sockninn (if New York. • * * Until victory is won, the first obligation of the states must be lo lend every possible assistance lo Ihe federal government, in the prcsccu- llou of Ihe war.—Governors Conference Report. V * * We ni.usl not slacken our quickening pace, nor Ihe ever Increasing force of our-blows. ' Oiir victory iniisl be complete and Ihc destruction of the Axis powers utlcr and final.—Hep. Joe Slarncs of Alabama. • * * A sound nallonnl food policy demands that every aid possible be giver, lo the farmer to . help him produce In ID-ill nnd 13-1!.—War Food Administrator Chester Davis. • * * From Ihe point of view of Nnzl dynamics, there lias got to be an offensive in Russia this year. If Hitler ndmUs lit can't, attack Russia, he will lie in lor some very grave internal dlstjuicl. —OW1 Director F.lmcr Davis. • « • Watching Ihe maneuvers of planes. Ihclr sudden dives, loops and barrel rolls, one might think Unit, a contest in slunl Hying was in progress; hut 11 sudden burst of flame and a black plume of smoke trailing behind n falling plane banishes any idea of peaceful sport. On Ihe land appears (lie results of bailies: smoldering planes marked with black crosses on Ihe vvliigs, and the charred and bloody bodies of German aces.—Soviet correspondent In the Kuban :uca. • * t We are looking forward lo Russia's lakinn a more resolute slc]i (ban Ihc dissolution of (be cominlcrn—a declaration of wnr against Japan which would make the Brand untied front of the Allies ccmnlclc.—qhow I.u, Chinese government official. • • , Wt- have proved at I\micllcria and throughout Kuropc what air power can <lo. What we have done- there we 11111*1 do to Japan.—MaJ. Alexander t>. DC ScversXy. THUHSDAY, JUNE 2-i, 1943 tf HU scavnx mc.'r. x.'ntoru. s. PAT, or'f The Farmer's Ever Normal Problem gelling monotonous, these neighbor kids coming in for dinner (lie first of every week—do you suppose liieir ' parents are savins points?',' THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguton AVIATORS . A\UST TAKE OXYGEN AT tOW&e. THAN 'MOUNTAIN CUMBERS/ . THEL LATTER. ASCEND MORE SLOWLy, AND THEIR BODIES ADJUST THEMSELVES TO THE RAREFIED AIR. AfeETHE FOLLOWING.r?> RPMMEL, BEARDSLEY RUMLJ IRWIN ROMMEL- •" MISS |A\A JUNE BUGG, Eddie Rommel, forme American League umpire; Bcardsley numl, author of Hum! income lax ]>la»;| Irwin Itoimncl, Naxi general. • •% NEXT: Napoleon's nir c>i'st)c& In Hollywood FSV KKSKINK JOHNSON NI^A 8talT (.'urrpsjiondoiit "Science is inn-iia-nr-vclous," lite young lady remarked. "Ain't it? I mean the things they can do with lltat sluir. Whal'll lliey think of next? Now you laUo my cousin. Tlie quietest litlle fella you ever saw. Bui is lie brilliant! Honestly, Homer simply makes my head swim. There 1 was Ihc other day, ill his laboratory; yon know, tost lubes and .stuff. And he shows me tills new invention of his. lln says. 'Kow'd 'you like lo see the boy friend?' So I pays. 'Sure.' Kn what do you think? He just turns a couple of little knobs, and, bingo, there's Joe .standing right beside me." "Television?" we asked poli'cty. '•"••lr- rl «innV NMV. •• 'lii-Ts ol't slufl. Homer's got something you a couple of other scientists workiiu; on the same Hung, an he's trying lo gel :i patent bcfoi :iey do. No kidding, il's jusl luestion of timo . . ." "Whal is?" we asked. jOutO.ir.Way . By J. R. Williams Our Boarding House wilh Major Hooplc "This," we said weakly, "is ter- ible." ".Whutlciayji mean, terrible?" she omitered. "It'.'; progress, that's 'hat it is. And yon haven't heard lie half of it. Why have them end Robert, Taylor lo you when ley caii just as easy send yon to toberl Tnylor?" "Wait a minute," we snid. Wbnt kind of talk Is that?" "Listen, instead of going to a iQvic theater, you simply go down i the Tele-substantiation station nd get lelesubstanlia-casled to ollywootl. Tlicii you c«n .sec all ic stars instead of just Robert aylor." MIND YOUR MANNERS OTICK OF ADMINISTRATION Letters cf administration were •anted lo the undersigned, W. H. tovnll, upon the estate ot Rebecca atterson, deceased, dated June 1, i43, by the Probate Court ror the hickusawba District, of Mississip-1 1 County, Arkansas. All persons having claims against lid escatc aie notified to exhibit lem to Ihe undersigned, adminis- ator, duly authenticated, within x months from this date cr they ay be barred, and unless so pre- "iilcct within one year from this ite same shall be forever barred. This Hie 1st day of June, 1843. W. H. STOVALL, Administrator of the estate of Rebecca Patterson, deceased. O/a-lO-n-24-7/1-8 Merr.v' liarks From Trees LOS ANGELES, Cal. (UP)—Miss Ilixabclli Dickinson says that if nyonc in tile San Fernando Valey bears a tree barking at them, ley may rest assured thai .some-' 'here in the tree is "Jerry," a rightly colored Australian co'cka- eel. given her by Sister Elizabeth enny, the infantile paralysis ightcr. In Hint event, she states, he person who had the misfoi'tnnc o hear a tree barking at them only las to sneak up behind "Jerry," brow a cloth over his head and >ring him home. Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then checking against tlie authoritative answers below: l.Neeii a girl, whose fiance is in service, feel apologetic to her friends because she cannot be married at home—but must go to his camp for her wedding? 2. If passible should a girl's parents go with her to her fiance's camp if she is to be married there or at A nearby town? 3. Are aviation cadets addressed as "Cadet"? 4. Arc chaplains addressed as "Chaplain no mutter what their rank? S.ainy n Catholic chaplain be addressed as "Father"? What would yon do if— You are introducing an Army captain and a lieutenant to each other, say— (a) Lieutenant Smith, this is Captain Jones? (b) Captain Jones, I'd like to introduce Lieutenant Smith. Answers 1. No. That often happens in wartime. - • •2. i'es. . 3. Yes. 4. Yes. 5. Yes. Belter "What Would You Do" solution—(b). The lower ranking jfficer is always prcsenlcd to lils .superior. Nn Cinderella Kittling LOS ANGELES (Up) — When the Cinderella slipper filled'. Ihe foot, of Miss Eleanor Alice Stock-dale, unemployed stenographer, a series of events entirely different from those of the original Cinderella was unchained. Miss Stockdale was- hauled off to court on four comils of burglary. The slipper had been found in a home.which bad been burglarized, so'Dptcctive Jcli Gebbnrt started to search for the Cinderella fool. When there is a heavy frost, cold enough to blacken growing vegetation, it is called "black frost." Fully Guaranteed If every sack of our flour is not SATIS F A C T 0 R Y IN EVERY .WAY—just return the wick to your grocer and your money will he refunded. SH IB LEY'S BEST FLOUR WOMEN WONT TALK BY RENE RYERSON MAR'T COPVRIGHT.'19«. NEA StRVICE."|MC., .! CAM WHV MO FAMOUS WRITER H\S\VRITTEW A FDENA ABOUT ~ Bfscurr.' WKV; LOOK ATTMAT-7HOSE WMS AXIP TANS FAPlMo IMTO GOLPS AMO CREAMY WHITE- BEAUTIFUL AS AMY FLOWER AMOTHER'W: "TO OUAFF THE SC EMT OF DESERT FLOVVERS, BEFORE TH' nxww i WAKEN- BUT DAM<3 THE COOK, HE REEKS TH' BREE2E WITH BISCUITS AND WTTH BACOM.' WE'RE THE CHIM- CAME E6A.D.' CO\\WG DOT OF THICKET, NOUR CANMIBM. FRISWT- AW TRMtJlK\& FMR. t)Ri\VOIMS ROOMS FORBIDS, THCT UNCOUTH STATE/ FOR TvUS I'M A801ST to H&ftK IW SUM'S HER A ROSX AM' SO FLfXGE? ARE Voo AM OR. DID .SHE HANDED HIM A BISCUIT. AM' SO AUMOMY.'" OUR. RTV O02LEM L&T TWE OLD --"•-«— y —;T"VV—.. s ,- •---.',, ~~~~^ \sr\- (A »nfc*^P ; X^^,-<^^Sp; ^ ^J^K^??^. *&>- (s^—r-=-4- GHOST STORIES? "Look," the youn^ lady cxplait cd. "First (hey invent (lie Id 1 phone lo scud (he human voice.' 1 hen Ihey send (he human voice without wires. That's radio. In the meantime, this guy Edison has invented the movies. So (hey combine the two. and what do they get? Television. Civilisation thinks Il's really cot .sonictliinr;. liul wait. Now cr.mr.s my cousin Homer. He doesn't scud just pictures and voices—he studs real people!" "Real people?" we repealed. "Vcii-ah. lie calls il Tclrsub- antiatioii. Il means something about scndini; real substance. Hcsli and blood. !!;>w he does it, don't rsk me." • "Now look brrc," we snid. "How can your onusin llomrr send ieal people?" "All I fciiinv is (ha I, it has some- t» <io will) nloms. Tirst lio- mer breaks y<m dmui. Ihcn he .'ends yen out in alotn form— on Ihe bruin, you tmdmlaml — and .then the ircciviirj .<e! picks 5011 ! wherever Hi inrr v.-anl.s you In be. it's :.rni5thijii: like they do with v/ci'ds on the teletype — break 'rm down into rlrrtriral Impulses, ;rii'i 'mi nvi,. ;::nl then reassemble 'cm into worl.s nyam. orily Ho- r.icr dcn't IIM> v.l.cs. Ain't it wonderful?" "Bill." wo objrc!r:l. "What will that d:» ID the m.ivlrs?" "Oh. the, movies'!! be old-fashioned. Like television. If you want to 're rofciiv Tayi';'-. ihry'll irnl you r?o')[Tl Taylor In pcrjoti." "IJiU tiic cshlM'nt'f." we j;rot:.s'.- ed. "It will iiiin the theater--." l'KODl'C'1 .ON Not right away." she raid. "You HoiiKr'r oily ^ol il ro Cacy ! .lusl Jo;;:1 l:o':e"! Ta lor cut ( rrc ."I ,i 'i'^c. .S7 if I'lc mn p s^.> nre'iioiiip !o gel IV inrst oul :f him. hc : il have to be sent to Ihc- nu-rs. But Homer's workinR nn an •imprcvecl r\3-el u:»v. Prelly son: l;e'll I."! nl)le to .send oul thoii- f.RnciK of Robert Taylors by lust duplicating the aloms In mass pro- ' dvtclion." AC€USKI> CHAPTER XX "T DON'T know wlio look the gun, or when," I said wearily. "1 only know il's gone." Maltison looked from me to Kalhy and then lo tlie gun in his htiiu). "We might try tracing this gnu ourselves before we turn it over lo the police," he said slowly. "Mrs. Kraik, if you'll Icll me where yon bought it?" Waller answered. "1 got il for Mother. Bought it at a hardware- store in Middlcton." "We can phone there, then, and gel tbo serial number." Maltison spoke briskly. Kathy's voice was like a whip. "No! The girl on the village switchboard hcnrs everything. Let's take the gun into Middlclon and check il, I'll drive you." 1 couldn't just wail around the house while (hey were gone. I went upstairs and changed inlo slacks and an old swcalcr and p;iir of low-heeled oxfords and went oul lo work in the rose garden. A half hour later the sun glinlcr on a windshield in the drive, and Knthy's yellow roadster swung into view. S!ic saw me among the- roses, slid the car to a slop, sah something to Maltison, and came over to me. her face was pretty terrible, and her eyes swollen and red from crying. Well, I had known al along lhal it must be my gun. "Gram," her voice was undo fair control, considering the \va; she looked, "come for a ride will us. Clinl wants lo lalk to you. It was June and (he countrysid was lusli. Wild roses clustcre along the fences, and white-face field daisies starred Iho pasture; Mallison lamped down his vile smelling pipe, cupped a match i his Iwo hands and lit il. Then h said without looking at me, was your gun, Mrs. Kraik." As if lhat were news to me! Kalliy slowed IJi'o car lo a snail uacc and looked at me sidewis' Her voice was as thick with tears as her eyes. "Gram, won't you tell us abonl il. You can trust Clint, lie's with us. We want lo help yon—and we: can't unless we know everything.'! "Know what?" I said tartly. Mallison tool; \ip the task. Know just why—and how you illed Derek Gnidy." * * * .TY monlh hung open for a moment "You -— you think 1 illed Derek Grady?" Maltison was patient. "Well, in !ie first place, your gun iias had nc bullet fired from it. Ktiliiy ays she never knew until loday :ial llicrc was a gun in Ihc house, 0 it's pretty safe lo assume thai •our dauglHcr-in-law didn't know 1 either. That leaves you as the nosl likely person (o have used il "Then there's the matter o( the ilccping lablets. You admit giving •our housekeeper two ot the labels, but you broke Ihc glass lha' md contained the medicine tha 1 norning. I llinnght il was merely in accident when I (old the polio .bonl it. Now.—I don't believe i was accidental. You were delih cralcly trying to destroy evidenci Tgainsl yourself." I glared at him. So it had bcei dear lilllc Clint Maltison who hai [old Deputy Shaw aboul m knocking Ihe glass off Ihe slan and then stepping on it. I migh have known. And then—" he looked rathe sheepish. "I happened (o sec yo through Ihc window of my cot lage a couple of days ago, who you were wailing for me. I'm lui man with a nalm-al amounl c curiosity, so afler you left I tooke to see what you had hidden in th mantel niche. At first I lliougl you'd hidden thai sluff there t try and frame mo, but now— know yon were just trying to pro lecl Kalhy. It the money and II ring had been found on Grad> body, she'd have been implicated "This is illuminating," I ' bitterly. • Mattison shifted vmcomfonab in his seal, "I'm" not passii idgmenl on you, Mrs. Kraik. You >und otit that Grady whs black- aiiing your granddaughter, and ou killed him lo protect her." • + * + TY mind was beginning to function again. "And just when am I supposed have done all this murdering, oung man?" Katherinc gave me a look of urc misery. "We know about , too, Gram—Iinogenc told me ast night. After that chief deputy 'onnecl it oul of her she thought ic'd better tell one of us so we ould. figure oul what was best to o. You remember Imogcnc was ircscnl, Gram, Vi'hen Ihe dcpuly irst questioned us. She heard you nd Connie tell him that you two vere together at lunch when Derek was supposed lo have been hot. But she knows that you veren't together all of lhat time. Connie came inlo the breakfast oom with some instructions about Judy's food and sat down and fed lie baby herself. Imogene says Bonnie must have been in there with her and the children for six or seven minutes." This was too much. "Slop the car!" I commanded. Kathy obeyed out of sheer surprise, I suppose, and the next moment I had flun . open the door next to me and stepped down into (he road. "Thanks so much for Ihe ride," I said icily. "I'll walk back." ' ' Ut was dusk when I trudged into, the house. It had been a long' walk and, with every slcp, my resentment against Clint Matlison had grown. It was his ingratitude that hurt most, for wasn't I the one who had invited him to do. a litlle amateur sleuthing, .never dreaming lhat he would fasten upon mo as Suspect Number One? And, thinking about him, it had suddenly dawned upon me how, very little we knew about him. He said he was a writer, but what if he wasn't? He looked more like a gangster. ,<To Be Continued).

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