The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 28, 1943 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 28, 1943
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f AGE POUR THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEW9 OO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher SAMUEL F, NORRIS, Editor r JAMES A. GATENS, Advertising M*n*rer Sole National Advertising Representative* • Wallace Wltner co, New Tort. Cnjcwo, De- uolt, Atlanta, Memphis. ' Published Every Afternoon JEreept Sunday Jtotered u woond cl«w antler at the post- «Clce at BlytheviBe, Arkintas, under «ct of con- <ress. October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press. SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier fn the city of BlythevUle, 20c per week,'or 85c per month. By;iiall, within a radius of 60 miles, Jl.OO per year, $2.00 for six months, $1,00 for three months' By mall outside 50 mile zone $10.00 per year payable In advance. Joint Citizenship Somebody—perhaps Col. J. J. Ltew- elliii .himself—showed good sense in calling oIT DID .speech in'which Colonel Llewellin -purposed' to suggest joint British-American citizenship. It is un- fovlunntc Hint the second thought came too laic to catch up with advance copies of the intended address which had heen distributed to the press. There is nothing morally or ethically wrong, with (lie idea of Colonel Llewel)in u'lio, as eliainiian of the Hrjtifih Supply Council in North -America, commands some pseudo-official attention when he speaks. He intended to suggest that British in this 'country and United Stales citizens in Britain should he entitled to vote and hold public oll'ice without undergoing imlurali/alion. Presumably he feels that we two peoples are so close in our goals and our methods that a good citizen of one would be a good citizen of the other. But the general feeling among Amer- .icAiis, and presumably among British, is thai there is no good reason for such a gesture. And the mere proposal gave Anglophobcs a text on which to base disparaging comparisons of British and American institutions, to cry that the British would like to put something over on us. .• . ' * * » We do not agree with those who belittle British democracy. With all its faults, it is as good as American democracy, and no whit better. Nor do : we agree -with. ;thosc who urge that this-rnation is.,-so:.great that .Englis'h- v men would • profit most from such exchange of citizenship. There is a drift away from isolationism, A few persons fear and a few others wishfully think that this portends weakening of nationalism. That docs not follow. » » • Families have learned to live side by side, exchanging courtesies, mutually helpful, tolerant of petty misunderstandings, without swapping wives and children on a community basis, We can mow each other's lawns and water each other's flowers, without agreeing that the Joneses, at will, shall have a valid vote liv'selecting the Smiths' wallpaper. Such give-and-take helpfulness and tolerance as neighbors normally exercise is all that nations require to live peaceably side by side. We do Hot need, nor do most of us want, either joint O r common ciUzesship. 'This Isn't in Germany Consider the front page of any good .morning newspaper for June 22. Take the New York Times, for example, a "newspaper of record" which has long been proud of its objective treatment *' of the news. If the date lines under the I BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS headings on that page read Berlin, Essen, I'Viedrichshafcn, Bl'cmen, Dues- seldorf, how elated we would be! We should feel convinced that Germany was cracking up, that the government had lost its grip, that the end was near. But (hose dale lincvs aren't from Germany, or even from Italy. They . are from Detroit, New York, Washington, Columbus—American centers of industry, agriculture, commerce and government, Twenty-three dead in rioting; federal (ronps called in when police and national guard I'aif to preserve peace. This from Detroit, a key war indus- irio.s cify. Nine thousand lauk cars shifted to east coast service because gasoline is so scarce farmers can't farm and workers can't tfc-t In the job—but OPA inspectors catch cili/ens still pleasure- riding. * + » Only the President can end the coal strike, in which 5150,000 miners rest while soldiers bog for weapons and munitions that require steel that can't be made without (he coal that is not being mined—and this is the third stoppage since, and solution as Car out of sight as it was in February. Iloinn deliveries of milk may have to be .stopped in New York City—and where next? t » * This is only part of the front page for one day, and it treats of facts, hot, of the tortured imaginings of antj- adminislration propagandists. Neither is it reporting feats' of saboteurs and pro-Axis agents; the Detroit race riots obviously were a .spontaneous expression of an I agon ism which pro-fascists certainly like and may have cn- 'couragcd, but they go much deeper., than (lint. Do you feel pretty good about the news of what our bombers and our anli-siibiiiariiic craft arc doing? lion' do you suppose the fighting men feel about bow WE arc doing, here at home? Differing Viewpoints The Supremo Court's majority ruling that the American citizenship of William Sclmeidcrman, Russian-born Com-. - miinist; leader, cannot''be revoked on the case made by the government, was delivered by Mi: Justice Murphy. Mr.'Justice Jackson disqiiailied himself in this case on the ground that when he became allorncy-gencral in lfl-10 he inherited the Schneiderman case. The predecessor from whom he inherited was Attorney-General—now Justice—Murphy. It is clear that Attorney-General Murphy's connection with the case against Schneiderman did not irrevocably predispose him against the Communist, since he decided against the case over which he had at least technical jurisdiction. Nevertheless, we prefer Mr. Justice Jackson's concept as to the controlling ethics of the situation. MONDAY, JUNE 28, 1943 Still the Ringmaster • Wind) of my dnuglifcrs did you conic (o see? Susan is ovei')miilm« Ihc washing machine and Dollic is out put- 1 'ni^j new doors on Ihe garage:"'. _,. ,~^..:^1~ • SO THEY SAY We have won the past by hard work and lionesty nufl self-reliance. There is no betlc-r formula through which we can win Die future. —James A. Farley. * » » This (-lolwl war Is now primarily n test or the brain power of Hie Ijciiigcrcnls. The controlling factor in victory will lie the superior direction of force, the superior Intelligence of individual flglilcra nwl the superior alertness of ci- yillrms.-Dean Carl W. Ackorman of Columbia University. THIS CURIOUS WORLD FLARS, OK AILERONS, SUCH AS PLANES 1 PI LOT.S MAINTAINED LATERAL. ,,,,, , . y/VG m£f££XytSL£ V///VGS MUCH ASA BIRD WORKS ITS WINSS WHEN GLIDING.. nrt THE SMALLER A FRACTION IS. THE LARGER. IT IS," t' BONNIE JEAN THORNTON, LAID END TO EMC 2.5O, OOO OF THE SAVALLE BACTERIA WOULD MEASURE OMbf 1 , O/V£ Planting Ihc Slurs and Stripes on In Hollywood 'As the Caissons Go Rolling Along' and 'Hail, Hail, Old Army Team.' ask you, do Ihosc 'propaganda songs 'get' (lie customers—or don't they?" a busy gent' these days, lies preparing to play "himself in "The I,ifc of Gershwin'' for Wimier Brothers, heading d new air show and serving a musical director for a national network. KV EKSKIXK JOHNSON NKA Stuff Correspondent Paul Whitenian, perennial dean or modern American music, is running around guffawing in no mild . tones these clays. The jolly Whitenian, whose knowledge of music and its significance is boundless. Is gelling his laughs from Benito Mussolini's recent edict barring Italy's time-honored strolling minstrels from the streets ol Itnl- ia's to«-ns and villages. "Ha! Mussolini is finally admitting defeat; he said. "To me. it is clear that old Massy is getliiii, scared around the gills—afraid thn 1 his people will around will mandolins and music and forget there's n war going on." Whilcmnn's 220-pound frame shook with glee. "Music,' he said, "is the mos potent propaganda force in Ihe world. It Mussolini had a gras cell in lliat cranium of his, hc'< encourage his people to knocK themselves out with music—music of their homeland, their vin-vards ME NEITHER, .. . , YOUR BRILUAKIT- _ C.XM - CLOSE >DUR EYES AM AOMM.' GOOD GOSH, I WOULPM'T WISH (AY LIFE AWAY LIKE THAT, , ARE SOU TO GROW A COBWEB 600D FATHER/ SOU TOTMEMftMTELf 3UST COMCEKSTKW- IMS OM A METHOD OF 6ETT1W& AROIWD BEAUT1FUL FLOWERS -BUT I CAN'T.' LIKE A CIGAR STORE VlVTHoUT 60IJOG ABOUT PAlNTlMG Iheir families, music to stir their patriotic fervor and make them FEEL, the significance of what they're fighting for. "Just think of it," Whltemnn continued, "propaganda is merely ix particular line of thinking which is placed in people's minds by any persons, or group of persons, who desire to bring about a certain public opinion on any given subject. Anrt music is n nioldcr of public opinion, feeling and emotions." I'KT SUBJECT Whitenian was warming up to liis pet subject. "Music,'- he said, "has set people lo lighting and to embracing each other, nltermitcly, since time began. Music makes Ihe soldier march in double time when his legs are weak from hunger and fatigue, "What kept the army of the North going strong during the Civil War? A fife and drum corps in every company. What lightened the he.irt.s of (lie losing Southern soldiers? 'Dixie.' "We didn't want to fight the last. World War. As n nation, we struggled to keep out of it. Then George M. knocked out a tune called 'Over There' which set, the whole nation singing _ then fcpliny-tlir thrill of the fighting spirit. The Yanks sang it on baltle- jounrt transpurts, nnd saiifr it. in .he trenches _ and fought with blood in tlieir eyes at Ihc sound of the melody. 'We dirtn'l'want to fight, in this war. Then Irving Merlin supplied he music that played on our icarlstiings, 'God Bless America,' and, somehow, the words and music helped us (o sec (hat America yas worth flghling for—and we're 'taliling." VOICK OK THI-; ncoi'u; The songwriters of a nation, Vhilemnn contends, can write the motions of the people into notes —sind the bands of Ihe nation can lake those hearts speak the words if that song and really mean hem. •My band and I have played nil vcr the country. When sm-lcc- icn get leaves, where do they go? 'hoy hunt up n good blind that, will lay the nnisic. they want, to hear. Vhat numbers do they raiuesl? ' calk come for "rue Army Air nips Song,' 'Anchors Awcigh, 1 From the Halls of Monteuma,' • MIND YOUR MANNERS *. t*. «•» » «. xnt «»*\ Test your knowledge of correct, social usage by answering the following mieslion, then checking against the autliritn-' tivc answers below: 1. Should you be even more careful of \vhnl you write in n letter than what you say in conversation? 2. If yon don't lypj your letters, should you make every effort to write as Icgibily as possible? 3. Is rnqucnt underscoring in a letter a good idea? 4. Should you pul your return .Idrcss on the outside of an envelope? : ' '•,•-• .5. May the close of a letter to a friend be "Affectionately"? What would you do if- You aia a young man in service who hasn't time to write members of his family us often as lie would like to— (a) Explain the situation and write n.s often, as you can? (b) Don't say why you don't write more often? Answers 1. Yes. for in a letter you can't soften lh? criticism with a smile, or say, "I didn't mean it Just that way'' if what you wrote is misunderstood. 1 2. Yes. A letter'should not have to be deciphered before it can be read. 3. No. Tiie words themseives shoui be able lo stand alone, with- mil Imvir.g to he underscored to attract attention. Occasionally, underscoring is all right.- ' 4. Yes. 5. Yes. • : Better "What Would-You Do" sotiltion—(a). Can Field Peas Now; Crop Ready To Pick Field peas-In.Mississippi County arc ready to can: They ore one of (he fresh vegetables that add to our supply of/iron, vitamin A, B complex, and C, and they are higher In protein-thim most oilier fresh vegetables. - On account of these values, hamcmnkers will want to have some peas canned fov winter- use. • ',. Teas should'be picked and canned as soon as possible after gathering, sino; they loss their sweetness quickly.- Young, tended 'peas should be picked, shelled.and washed Uioroughly'They should be precooked two or three 'minutes in boiling iv.iter. To 'handle easily, place them in a square of cheese'- cloth to lower, the'm into nntl re- move them from the wntfr Then pack them hot into jars, add one teaspoon of cooking salt (XT the quart (one-half teaspoon (.0 a pint) and fill j n ,. s w in, j resll j^m,,' water or water in which the peas were precooked. Leave one-half inch head space to allow for expansion in processing. In the pressure cooker process imits 45 minutes ami quarts 155 minutes, after the pressure has leached 10 pounds 12 Smiths In Camp CAMP BLANDINO, Fla (UP)— When .someone suggests, "Let Smith do if m this Army Induc- j lion center, he isn't necessarily trying to .shirk his duties. Nine .Smiths arc listed on the roster of administrative officers, while three second H- are nam-ed Smith TETTER CHECK ITCHING-BURNING Tlio antiscptuvstirnul.ifine n-av w j[i, f nj rnous lilack anU White Ointment 'Pro' motes henlmg. Use only .13 directed Over 2o years Euccisa. Sold in I0f, 25(, BO^res. Money-back «iiarantce. to f daily with JJlack aud AVhito Fully Guaranteed If every" sack" of our flour is not SATIS'FACTO'KY IN EVERY WAY—just return the sack fo-your grocer and your money will lie refunded. SHIBLEY's BEST FLOUR S^MENWO^^LK- :^f:^Sg^ R |i ARREST Kathv-• <?aQh(vT f^mr^ r ^ ..«,? Tn.«..- j *i.. . . . .. ' CHAPTER XXIIF J KNEW who had killed Derek Grady! Killed Derek and given Margaret the overdose of sleeping tablets. Every single detail fitted perfectly — motives, time, place, opportunity. 1 held on to Ihe wash basin lo keep from [ailing while the bathroom whirled around me. I reached for a towel and wiped the sweat from my face and went lo look for the proof—the proof of wlial I knew. It wasn't Ihere. I hadn't thought it would be. I don't think at that moment (hat I had any conscious plan. What I did, 1 did unthinkingly, Boinjj forward step by step, with Hashes of sheer insight showing me the roaci where lay the only hope of escape for any of us. And so in a lillle while I found myself going back downstairs wracking my brain for some excuse to get rid of John, and George Baker gave me my cue. He was in the lower hall looking at Clint Maltison's fishing gear, and said something about wishing that he had brought his rods along. I said quickly: "I'll send John over to Middlclon to get equipment for you." J brushed cside his protest, and hurried down lo the tower to dispatch John on this errand at once. I gave him n blank check and told him to lake the station wagon, and added generously: "You don't need to hurry back, John. Take Ihe evening off and go to a shew." I went into the garage after he had gone and looked at the license plates on the big sedan. It took mo a bit to figure out what to do about them. * « * T WAS back within six miles o! A Liston the next afternoon before the police caught up with me. As 1 approached the house under motorcycle escort, figures popped out of the hall door like peas out of an overripe pod. Kathy- dashed forward and opened the car door. Deputy Shaw pushed up beside her. He eyed first me and then the dusty car. "I don't suppose it's any use asking you'where you went," he observed dryly. "But how in hell did you manage to do it? Every cop in the slate was looking Jor you." ' I pointed to last year's license plates neatly wired over the current ones, on the sedan. I suppose the difference in .color had passed them, as out of the state licenses. . Deputy.. Shaw swore SOftiy but effectively. TIE took hold of my arm and rather forcibly helped me into the house. The others trooped in disconsolately after us. As we entered the living room he waited until everyone was there before closing the door. Then he asked us to sit down. George Baker looked sick. Kathy sat stiffly erect in one corner of the huge davenport. Connie reached for one of Walter's hands and clung to it desperately. Clint Maltison remained standing, a little detached and to one side, as if he felt himself an intruder. I sat in a chair directly lacing Shaw. Shaw shifted his weight and looked at me. f'Mrs. Kraik, I think I should tell you what happened here after your disappearance.. • "Mr. Mattison and your granddaughter feared for your safety when they found you had gone away in the big car. They had already seen the chauffeur drive olt in the station wagon. So they came lo me for help and with certain information which they had imprudently withheld until then. "They brought me a gun—your gun—from which one bullet had been fired. Tests have shown that it was the gun that killed Derek Grady. They also brought me a wallet belonging to the dead mnn—which Mr, Mattison had scon you hiding in the The-money and the ring in the wallet had been given to Derek : Grady by'your granddaughter to help him escape from the coun-j try. She says she gave them to! him voluntarily when he appealed! lo her /or help. But .she thought you must have found out about it in some way and have assumed that she was being blackmailed." Sha-.v turned to Connie: "You told me, and later swore at the inquest, that you and your mother- in-law were together at lunch during Ihe hour when Derek Grady was murdered. If you were going to He about it you should have bribed your governess to keep still." . Connie was frankly amazed. "I don't know what you mean. I didn't lie; we were together." Perhaps some errant memory prodded her then. At any rate, she grew less sure, of herself. "What—what do you mean about my governess?" Shaw grew sarcastic. "She finally remembered to tell me that you came into the breakfast room where she was feeding the twins that day, and that you stayed in there for some time with them." Connie flushed miserably. "I—I had forgotten—that. Why, then.— then—" "Then," Shaw finished for her, "your mother-in-law had time to kill Derek Grady." He turned back to m*. "We have just your word for it that you only put two of those sleeping tablets in that glass of water that Margaret Ueilly was to drink.' You might just as cosily have 1 emptied them all in—and it wa»' a clever trick breaking the glass at j if you were afraid fingerprints on i it might be evidence agaiosti someone else." T lifted my head arrogantly!; i "All right," I said, "What now?" • "I'm arresting you, Mrs. Michael Kraifc," declared Deputy Sara, Shaw, "for the murders of DendC' Grady and Margaret

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