The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 26, 1943 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, June 26, 1943
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'''WAGE FOUR THE BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS | THE COURUEB NEJT8 OO. 1 H. W. HAINBS, Publisher SAMUEL. F. MORRIS, Editor JAMES A. GATENS, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: W»Uace Witner Co., New York, Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Eicept Sunday as second class matter at the post- oflice at BlythevlCe, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the 0nJt*d Pre». SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the city of Blytlievllie, 20c per week, or 85c per month. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, M.OO per year, $2.00. for six months, Jl.OO for three months; ny mall • outside 50 mile zone $10.00 per year payable In advance. Dangerous Business Somebody in Mobile, Ala./ lias been flirting with disaster, not only for himself, which' mijflil be none of our business, but also for the United States, the United Nations and the future of democratic institutions. The racial misunderstanding!; in the •Alabama Drydock and Shipbuilding Company's yard, now iemi>or;irily or permanently solved, resulted from bad judgment at best and bad faith at worst. The latter interpretation mis been suggested by the local representative of (he OW! and by the acting adjutant-general of Alabama. ^Thc OWI accuses the company, implicitly, of deliberately taking stops which resulted in race rioting, in which 20 workers were badly injured, for the purpose of casting disrepute upon the federal government's fair em- "ploymeut practices program.'' * * • Acting Adjt.-Gcn. Robert E. Joorg has reported to Gov. Chauncoy'Sparks of Alabama that the company is responsible for the racial disturbances. General Joerg's report makes it clear that this rioting was not an inevita- ' ble outcome of the deep-rooted Negro problem in the south. *"•'" According to the OWI, there was an agreement that four shipways should be set aside for Negro workmen. The company succeeded in keeping news of this sensible agreement from the workers until It. B. Chandler, publisher of the Mobile Press-Register, .•managed to break' through the conspiracy of silence. Meanwhile Negroes were put 1 onto one way not covered by the agreement. * * * • The mismanagement or worse involv- . ed in this situation is serious because, by tactfulness and common sense southern airplane makers had succeeded in working out satisfactory solutions of the race problem so 'as to use many Negro workers, and shipbuilders were trying to do likewise, but the Mobile rioting has frightened the shipbuilders and set back the entire program for utilizing available southern Negro manpower to the maximum. This incident can and probably will be reflected in smaller output of ships, which at this moment continue to be the most critical of all critical war weapons. Lend-Lease and Air Rule Anglophobes seek to build up fear and resentment against .Britain by emphasizing that the British arc preparing to use lend-lease planes on air routes to- Latin America and the Fpr East. The British, it is pointed out, realize that they arc being left behind in international aviation, and are hedging against peacetime competition. BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS Well, why not? Would this country if positions! were reversed, sit back and see a friendly economic rival tie up the post-war air world? Are we so iiifenorily-complcxcd (hat we do not trust oil)' ability to hold our own in the air? In the war against Germany, Italy and Japan, the British Kmpire is making its full contribution and earning all it is gelling from us. Pity the Poor WAVE There is something pathetic in the funny story of the New Hampshire girl who spent two months stretching in order to add half an inch to her height so that she could become a WAVE, and at the last minute found the restriction relaxed so that she could have made the grade without .ill-etching. But the pathetic and the humorous seem to us to be much less important than that a gal named "Bcrdelle Liljehult wauled to get into the Navy so badly that .she would spend two months trying exercises in hope of adding 13 • millimeters to her live feet. Deeds Are What Count In opposition to the Smith-Connally bill the C. I. 0. advertises that "representing most of the country's organized war workers" it "has given its solemn and unconditional pledge against any stoppages whatever for the duration of the war." It is very questionable whether the C. 1. 0. does represent most of the organized war workers; there is also the A. F. of I,, and there arc some substantial independents, including the Mine Workers. The leadership of the C. I. 0. presumably meant its "solemn and unconditional pledge" against war strikes, but in fact there are war strikes daily, many of them involving G. 1. 0. groups. The Smith-Connally bill has serious Haws; but some, powerful law unquestionably is needed, right now. • SO THEY SAY Preparations for an attack on Europe Imve been (joliuj forward right nlong. There has been no cessation In these activities.—Navy Secretary Prank Knox. • * • The success of Pan Americanism proves that pence nmong nations can ue achieved when selfish nationalism Is eliminated and strong countries recognize the rights of weaker ones lo freedom and equality In world trade and commerce.—Frederick E. Hnsler, president Pan American Society. * * * This lime we must make a peace which will give Instlng security lo all nations and peoples. It is haul to contemplate what would be the consequences of a failure at the pence table wlien victory comes,—Most Hcv. Samuel A. Slritch, archbishop of Chicago. The peace wliicli we all seek must be rooted In the first hurried work of rehabilitation mid reconstruction.—Foreign Tidier Director Herbert H. Lcliman. » * * Just ns industry 1ms learned that prosperity lies in making a bcller product cheaper, so statesmen will discover thai lower tax rates ciicoiii-ngliiff production will produce more revenue in the long nm.-Frctlcrlck C. Crawford president National Association ot Mamifactiirers' * * * The range of air power cxleiuls well beyond rational boundaries. There will, therefore, be an overlap of areas subject to air power of neighbors (after the war). IVnccfiil relations arc a necessity for survival and constitute the only alternative to mutual nsMssination.-NACA Chairman J. C. Hunsak-aor. . ,. _,, COPH. mi ay »tf. stgvier. mcrT.'ii'nVn'ii « 'Just look a I (lie foill'Mi-. "lour! SATURDAY, JUNE 26, 1943 The Time Bomb . , ~.~ •-: ••"• •"•• ••"• ""'IK-.-! sent me for fixinc tint'V S^ -.-—^_ga»Mi«i«iBa:iii!>_wiic o»out that 1 ^m^saa^^aissa&^. THIS CURIOUS WORLD '- *£W*T IS THE i OF AMERICA/ , WE ARE INDEBTED TO ''*\ THECHJNESE, DlKECFLYOK ' INDIRECTLY, FOR A LAK6E .': PERCENTAGE OF THE 'i MOST IA\PORTAMT 1^ ; AW GPO\VN HEC£TODAv7"''J , ^COPR. mi U'/riEA St ^ T. M, KtG. V. S. t>, ..y,,-i.f 1 TY COBB "^- HAD A MAJOR LEA&UE BATriNG AVERAGE OF .vr.;: -3&7 fca :> >$$ •2i>'- "' : -'^.-jsJ.^-* "' ! 'kt. i'ANSWCT: K-'n.(li;-.\ >^>"" t HAVE NOTHING TO OFFER BUT BLOOD. TOR., SWEAT .— AND TEAKS." Winston Churchill. NKXT: Sni:ill lint micbtv bnrleria. i* 35 In Hollywood KV KKSK1NK JOHNSON' NDA Stuff Correspondent Our wniLs the oilier day about various types of cinema palace posts found a sympathetic reader In Ken England, tlie scenarist, who has also suffered too loui; at the movies. Englunrl has decided to lobby [or a national theater law embodying Die following vital provisions: Every picture patron before talc- ing their sent, wuutcl be require to have his or her throat sprayed by the usher. Roving nruiiml the theater would be an attendant armed with a long slick >vitli wliir.h to knock off women':; hats SI run" vicious bouncers would keen an eagle eye out for persons who bobbed nroiiml in (heir scats—olu-ncl- ers would immediately be clubbed unconscious ami removed. Off the lobby wnuld be installed "Necking Room' for lovers A place where they could ne! it' nil Our Way By J. R. Wiili am3 Our Boarding House with Major Hoople 1 JUST WANT! .^ PRIWK OF WATER-" i -K-al«3i>A -t • * • -1 • •'•!. v » .rVftS s'oua ww HOME IN 'i.lKT OBSOLETE. . !C2-Af-E VEHlCLE/ vND T WILL BOUR& EiXO OF NOU INi THIS WAFFLE-IROM OSEol TO BE'OUR 11 AUTOMOBILE ^OW YOU QiN . POR.T OP OUR- SEASOM PASS TO A PARK 8ENCU ? .. JDST DOtJ'T STEP OM ^ uoo<=e EOAR.D/ te out of tlicir systems before comin, in to -see the show. There \voulil uc a special classroom for the mere backward among the audience — in lhe habit of whining, "I don't get it." "But why doesn't she take him back if she loves him?" "Why is he doing Hint to her- she's innocent?" — ad nauseam Here in llic classroom the movie they were so-ms; to sec would be explained ( 0 them by menus of onc- sylable won;s ami blackboard diagrams. Once permitted in the theater if they so much as whispered, n trap door would open under their scats, dropping tlicm into n bed of quicklime. "I regrrl." says Engltmd. "out I cannot help but [eel that, the only permanent solution lo the problem fs to simply keep the public out of the theaters altogether." * * * VKESS AfiHNT FANCIES The war, thank heavens has curtailed « p.rcat deal of Hollywood press agent whimsey. Fabulous yams about Petunia Seed paying SSfftiO for ;i rare necklace, of beer bottle caps and Homer pigeon saving tlie lives of 15 Filipinos in a;kyaak off Cantaliua Island arc out for the duration. The press agents arc dreaming these days along lew ceiling but more constructive lines. For instance, tills little gem from HKO: "Meet Uic> most imaginative movie fan in the country. He's George Popol of Moiiroa iS T . o., who-sc film fnvorttc Is Olivia <le Havtlhnd'. Popol pl.-mtccl his victory garden so that Irom above it forms n pretty good likeness of the star. In a letter lo her, Popol said be visually planted his dc Havilhnd garden in flowers. This year, being patriotic, he put in vegetables. He said he hoped she didn't mind." • * » NO TI.Mn FOR \VO»K George Sanders is generally considered the laziest man in Hollywood, lint he vehemently denies (iie charge. He claims he has merely learnrd Die valuable ait of complete relaxation. Thai, he says, is the reason he sleeps so much on the set between scenes. Other day. talking about his jiew coii- racl which he will submit to the studio wlisn ho completes "Tlie Night Is Ending," George said: "la my next contract I'll ar- •augc it so Hie studio can only call ne for work by vernal equinoc- .i;il liiiiL-. Since that only means once a year, I believe I can make t. AS soon as I get on the set we change lo Greenwich time. Five niiuitcs later it is lunch time. Ini- iiccliately after lunch, we- change o Pacific war time. As tills is eight hours Inter (Jinn Greenwich inie, it is time to go home." N THE CHANCERY COURT FOU THE CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT OP MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS. ;. E. Palmer, Plaintiff, vs. No. 8240 'red O. Grlnnvood, Defendant WAHNINU OKUKIl The defendant, Fred O. Grim- vood, is hereby warned to appear n the Chancery Court for the ^hickasawba District of Mississippi County, Arkansas within thirty (30) lays nml answer the complaint of he plaintiff, C. E. Palmer, and ii his failure so to do said omplaint will be taken as con- eraed. Witness my hand as clerk of said curl and the seal thereof this 25 lay of June, 1043. HARVEY MORRIS, -Clerk ieid ,V Evrai-cl, Atlys. for PHf. e.vse Taylor, Alty. ad Litem. 5/26-7/3-10-17 VOTICE OF SETTLEMENT OF ADMINISTKATOKS, GUARDIANS AN'I) CURATORS. Notice is hereby given that set- lements have been filed and will •e subject to confirmation a( the Tuly 2, 1943 term of the Chancery Court for the Chickasawba District if Mississippi County, Arkansas in he following matters, to-wit: Annual Setllemenl—Arthur "Ash- ibranncr, Administrator of M. S. . AshnbjjiDiicr, Estate. Final Settlement—w. H. Stovall, Administrator of Arlie L. Mclntosh state. Final S e 111 c m e n t—Percy A. Wright, Administrator of Cather- nc Terry, Estate. All parties, interested in the above matters will hereby lake notice that settlements are on file in Uie County and Probate Clerk's Office and are subject to inspection by any Interested parties. Dated this the 25lh day of June 1943. T. VV. POTTER, County & Probate clerk. By Elizabeth Biythe, Deputy Clerk. fl-26-« WAHNING ORDER IN THE CHANCERY COURT. CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY ARKANSAS. Harry B. Whitney, Plaintiff, vs. No. 8240 Bonnie Hisey Whitney, Defendant. The defendant Bonnie Hisey Whitney, Is hereby warned to appear within thirty clays in the court named in tiie caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff Harry B. Whitney. Dated tliis 18 day of June, 1943. 'HARVEY MORRIS, Clerk By Doris Muir, D. C. Claude p. Cooper, Alty. for Pltf Percy A. WrigM, Ally.' ad Lit™.' NOTICE OF CHANTING OF LIQUOR I-KHAHT Notice is hereby given that the- Commissioner of Revenues of tlie State of Arkansas has Issued a permit, NO. , to Dell Drug Co ITull Johnson Jr.) to sell and dis- pciisc vinous or spirituous liquors for beverage at retail on the premises described as Main Street, Dell, Arkansas. This permit issued on the 1st day of July, 1943 and expires on the 30th day of June, 1944. Dell Drug Co. Tull Johnson Jr. Permittee. 6/25-7/3 The Federal Bureau of Inveslga- tlon office in San Francisco is the second largest in the United States, exceeded in staff only by the New York office. The Unite! States 1,000,000 miners. has some Fully Guaranteed If every sack of our flour is not. SATISFACTORY IN EVERY WAY—just return the sack to your grocer and your money will be refunded. SHIBLEY's BEST FLOUR WOMEN^WONT TALK : '- ' ' LIGHT CHAPTER XXII '"THE luncheon gong broke •*• the conference. up I couldn't tell you what Clara served to us that noon. I made a pretense of eating by jabbing a fork at the, food on my plate whenever anyone looked my way. But I needn't have bothered. Waller and George became involved in a business conversation almost immediately we sat down at the table, and Kalhy and Connie, judging from the expression on their faces, were busy with their own thoughts, and none loo pleasant ones, either. Kalhy got up and excused herself while dessert was being served. I left the table myself as soon as 1 decently could alter that and started fo my study. I wanted to be alone where I could think things out. • When I readied the hall Kathy was coming down the stairs. She had gone to her room and changed —into the flamboyant polka- dotted dress that she had worn the day of Derek*s death! But she wasn't wearing the coat that went wilh jf. She carried that carelessly over one arm. I gaped at her open mouthed and a hundred horrid suspicions whirled through my head. She moved quickly toward the hall door, flinging an abrupt explanation over her shoulder. "I'm going down to see Clint Maybe I can persuade him not to give your gun to the police." Then she was gone before I could say anything even if I had been able to. As I stood staring at the door swinging shut behind her, the phone rang. I answered it automatically. It was the telephone girl in the village. She said she had a telegram for mCj and asked whether she should read it to me, or send it out to the house. "Read it to me, of course" I said. _Jt as from ere Publishing Company and the message was terse: CLINT MATTISON UGLIEST MAN WEST OF THE ALLEGHENIES. * * • IT is one of the tragedies of lite •*• that the people we know the best we know the least. I had gone to a great deal of, bother to check up on Clint Mattison, suspicious of him because I didn't know who his father and mother were, where he had gone to school, how many love affairs he had had. And yet Kathy, whom I had known from a baby, was more of an enigma lo me than he was. And Connie with her beautiful sweet face . . . what did I really know about Connie? She had been a poor girt, she had had to nurse for her living, and. her story-book marriage to Walter had lifted her above all that. I had thought that she loved Walter, but might it not be ambition and greed that motivated her? And what would she do if'some- one, who had known her too well in her youthful past, threathcncd that security and position? I had told George that Derek had been blackmailing Kathy. But what if he had been blackmailing Connie? And what did I really know about myself? A rather arrogant old woman stared haughtily back at me when 1 looked in the mirror. A woman with masses of white hair, and a fteir for clothes. A woman brittle and worldly-wise, with violent emotions which even sixty years of living hadn't burned out. But what was really in my heart? H wouldn't have taken much at that moment to push me over the edge into hysteria. And I knew that wouldn't do. If it came to the worst, I was going to need alt my vitality—and my wits. The thing to do was to stop thinking, to relax. • * * T WENT up to my room and low•*• ered the shades and lay down £5..yi!L.fe5fT. .fe'.JL^. M Sleep was a million miles away.'] If I had had a sedative to take—• but I'm so disgustingly healthy that there's nothing in my medicine cabinet. Then I thought oB Walter. He suffers from insomnia. He probably had something. I went down the hall and into the back bedroom that he was using as his dressing room and into the bathroom beyond it. Sure enough, the medicine cabinet was crammed with bottles. There were cold tablets, mouth washes, gargles, cathartics, and one bottle bearing a . pharmacist's label. I opened it and poured a few of the tablets into my hand. They looked like Hie ones the doctor had left for Margaret. I read the directions. Take one or two at bedtime. They were evidently sleeping tablets. • I laid a couple of them on lk« rim of the wash stand and started to put the rest back into the bottle, and then paused, looking at them curiously. There must hive been two dozen of the tablets altogether. If one took them alt— it would be easy to sleep and forget—everything—forever. I cams to with a guilty start. What was it that Deputy Shaw had said when he questioned me about th« attempt on Margaret's life? That women my age didn't commit suicide, that wo had lived too long; been through too much to ever think of taking the easy way out. Maybe ho was wrong. Maybe young Deputy Shaw didn't know just how tired one could get And something r had said in answering him then came back to mo. Something I had said not really believing it myself at the time, but had said hoping to fool him. But what if it was true? I: held on to the thought for a moment, examining it. l£ it wai true— With ,a blinding flash of understanding I saw the whole thlr«t I knew who had killed Dtrtk Grady! .». — l • •-*•••'. —•-•——

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