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roDi THE BLY'fHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ; THE COURIER NKW8 CO. > H W. HAINES, Publisher SAMUEL F. MORRIS, Editor JUO8 A GATENS, Advertising Manager OBRALDYNE DAVIS, Circulation Manager SoleTK»Uon*I Advertising Representatives: fhUic* Witner Co, New York, Chicago, De- mtt, Atlanta, Memphis, . EN ery j Afternoon Except Sunday Entered' as second class matter at the • post- office at Blylheville, Arkansas, under act of Con- jnsi, October 0, 1917 •' , ~* Serped by the United Press. SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In'the city of Blytbcville, 20o per *jelc,"or 85c per month. By mail; within a radius of 80 miles, $4.00 per VHUT, $2,00 for six. nipnlhs, $1,00 .for three months; Djr, n»U • outelde 50 mile zone $10.00 per year payable In advance Ferdinand—and Now Boris •I* The panicky flight of King Boris 11!' " from Ins ca)»(nl, Solu, iccalls that' Bulgaria was (he first entente nation to capitulate in .1918. Boris 1 '..reign dates,^in .fact, .from the abdication of his fathei, Feulinaiul, on Oct. 5 of Unit, year. That was 15 clays before Gcr- manv accepted Piewcleiil Wilson's peace terms and 25 days before Turkey started the ical entente biealviip This leminiscence should not he given too much \\ eight In 1918 Bulgaria was a rat deseitmg a ship vshose crew, from Master• Wilhclm down, knew that the end had come. The same could be said now, \n\i- r haps But this time Bulgam was pulled into the vtai, <igauibt popular will— or at least without poptil.u demand— bv a combination-of lincsse and force. Her people v>eie at the he>l .reluctant allies of Na/i Get many, and the demonstration." that t lightened Boris into flight may well be the tiuost expressions of populai sentiment since Reich soldiery took ovei the nation's airfields, seapoit and capifal in caily 1!M1 and obtained hei signatuic to the axis pact. f Bulgaiia novel had imii:h of an army —about 120,000 men in uniform, poorly equipped and without trained reserves Hei coimtivsidc is level enough to be almost a dull-giound for Nazi mechanized units, As the war was .going in Maich of 1941, she could see little hope in icsisting '^Moieovei, Bulgaiia \\as 'lured into, the SMS camp by pi ounces already-;, partially fulfilled II a v i n g guessed wrong in 1914, aftei World" War I, Bulgaua lost tomtoiy to Rumania, GrWce and Seihia When Hitler took over Rumania in 1040 he permitted Bulgaria to reclaim hei lost provinces from that vassal . After the fall of Gieece the Reich fiacle good on nipie of its commitments fjy lettmg^pns take back; Macedonia from Yugoslavia (enlaigecl Serbia) and TJuace fiom Gieece i," l JJitlei t used,Biilgaua, oUipr.wise,, aj5_he iifcd olhci satellite coim- £ 5 lie _look its i.n\ materials, tlio dilcts^of- its 'factories,, (he h-nils of HS fields/for Geun<nt u'c lie put its •okhers in suicide coineis against Rus«», with-whom Bulgaiia had no quarrel _ Ihen, lecentlv, he assigned, to Bulgaria pait of the task of stopping alhedHmasion tlnough the Balkans, j The \eiv fact that the German superman had to ask little Bulgaria to Jielp keep Anglo Ameiicans out of (he Reich piobably \\ as the Balkan tipolf that the a\is davs aie numbered. ^-Though HiUei -piobablv will make short uoik of the cuucnt demons) ra- |ions, he has opportunity lo sec what * ill happen in country after country |nce we establish a bridgehead 'on the Etjrqpcan continent. . , BLYTHEVILLE '(ARK.)' COURIER NEWS Sweden Objects In 191G and 1917 imperial Genijany misjudged the amount of slapping around that the United States would endure. Perhaps she was deceived by our re-election of n president who had ''kept us out of war." The misjudgment of the Reich's World War I military leaders cost Germany Die victory. Today Hitler is pushing little Sweden around in much the same manner, forcing her hand in apparent belief that she is loo liny to dare make a stand. Two years ago lie might have been correcl, n.s a matter of military power politics. One year ago the Swedes might have been forced to accede. Today their position is a changed one. There is growing evidence- that if Hitler forces flio issue much further, ho may have cause to regret his ovcr- coiifjdciicc. Oil April J(i (lie Swedish submarine Ulvon disappeared in coastal, waters. Three days later the, commander of her sister ship, the Drakcn' reported thai, in Swedish waters, he hiul boon tired on by the 'armed : Gentian merchantman Allkirch. The Kiwis admitted this, with a cock-and-bull .story seeking to justify the aggression. In (searching for the Ulvcn, divers found that the Germans had laid mine 'fields in Swedish waters: it is believed that one of (hose minus probably sank the Ulvei). * * * The.se events came on top of discovery that a Nazi plane, (lying over Sweden, was carrying arms in contravention of explicit agreement between the two nations. Simultaneously there was public agitation about Na/.i soldiery crossing Sweden to and from Norway, on leave. Then high Nazi military officials began wandering around: Norway • in sight of the Swedish border.- The Swedish government and press arc becoming belligerent in-their utU- I'ude toward these episodes, and are warning Hitler thai repetitions will be discouraged by armed force. The people are howling down Naxi propagandists; ton 'men Helling anti-Jewish literature in Vastcras had to be saved by the police -from a menacing, crowd. ,..." ' '.$H Vt !°S '.S not <Vgreal military power and, on even'•terms; Germany could' take her without working up so much as a decent lather. But terms aren't even'. Germany has lost the initiative, everywhere, and is now a rat showing its'teeth in an ever-narrowing corner. With help from the Allies, Sweden could help drive the last nail into Hitler's coffin. Her entry into the war might provide that northern bridgehead that we need, at a lower cost than otherwise. It's the Law H cost Mrs. Edward Gassen $20 lo enter a Madison, Wis., tavern in company with her husband. She is 1!) yours old, mature enough to be manicU without parental consent in most slates, but not old enough to drink publicly in Wisconsin unless accompanied by n parent or guardian. We hope (hat all law.s are enforced in Madison wilh Die same unswerving devotion to their letter, if not. their spirit. ;. Of one thiiiR-wnmay bc.rcrlnln. The world which hns funeral us much us our world lias will never be tlic same ngaln. II rides not f 0 |. .low, however, fhul It sliall nrccssnrily be n brl- lei world. H illicit heroine n worse world. Suffering passes .nwny, Iml to linve suffered never passes nwiiy.—John i\. Mackny, president Princeton Theological Seminary. TUESDAY, MAY 11,: 1943' STOC GLANCES \lto< COPg. t^I &'{ fit* SCfiVICE, mC.'f, M.JtCC, U.'s. i.y, you can clean the attic in no time, George—just imagine you're ;i* commando tike our boy, wiping out.a If THIS CURIOUS WORLD! %S 0 T 1 m -I 100 MILES OF SENSIBLE DRIVING •;WON'T UiE AS AM-KH ,'..., : RUBBED FROMV0UR. TIRES x-\S ANSWER: Brazil. N'EXT: A loaf (Tint Inspired..! iialtoral air. In Hollywood I'V Out QurJ^V,; By J. n Williams ', Ou. Boardin*rJI OUsc It could lui|i|ii>ii only In Holly, wood. Vor two years liloml Georgia Carroll Irtal lo convince rnovic makers slic could .SIHK. One .-.tutlio promptly cast her us n dnnrci 1 . Two other studios ihnucbi .so lil- lle of her volrc thai, wi;r;i slip (lid IIBVC occasion to x\ng, she jus moulhcd Ihe \vunis and another girl's voice was dubbed in for hers. Then one nlglil. driving home al -I o'clock In the morning in n bus from nn army camp .show with Kay Kyscr mid his band, she Joined ill oil n couple of choruses ot "As Time Goes By." That did it Today, • Georgia Carroll, former No. I magazine rover girl Is Itic NO. 1 singer \vilh Kav Kyfrr's orchestra. • And there ave 'n lot ol red faces at M-fi-M ;,nd IJKO VI-: JOHNSON Uludlos. wlicvc they wouldn't, let her siup,. Inn. where the's now singing in new lilms Marring the Old L'l-fifessor. Also al Winner Hros. slujllo, where Ihcy Mioughi. slic was n bc-itcr dancer (han a singer. .A UollytHrail ;;ini;inrj teacher Is a little iHKx.li'd, loo. The oilier day Georgia went (o itliim and .said she wanted lo lake sonic .sinking; lessons. "Fine." said Ilic singing; teacher. "Have yon liari any experience?" "A lillle," said liccrgln. "I nns wilh a land." "Good.'' Said the singing leachcr. "What, band?" "Kay Kyicr'a." replied Georgia .. Tlic sluing- leacher gulped nnd . slammcrcd, "You mean the Kyscr in piclm-cs. -on Ihe radio., on—" Georgia .smiled and said yes The r.inglns lonuhcr said .she doesn't need llu-iii.-bin Georgia Carroll is r IIooplo BY CORETTE COOPER i ' -tan UTORVl BKk c« WAAC, ku Toiuirrr** tor »\. B . •«••»•• vlulon. After «ke ka« .*-***IT*^ ktr of^frtt nnd btd in. '««, Major »Ht""JiIcL-*c>«*" (*L*v :»«•»€.••• • FfTlBK Fortran houtd it* m lliT'blud IB Ike P«rtBc, U -" ! JA* PLANES SIGHTED Chapter II 'pi IE-island on which the great . ship Janded to refuel was noth- . ing niore than a plot of sand. High jtidc, Beth knew, would immerse il. "Think of it," commented Major iJackson. "What nn air base in | this day of modern warfare! Let Nature do her own camouflaging. We Jand. We refuel from buried • tanks capable of keeping the sea .out and the gasoline in. We take off. The tide comes up and the waves erase our wheel tracks in \ the sand and pack the parlicles anew for the next landing. The I fellow who Ihought of this had ' something." f Hef eyes verified enough of Major Jackson's description so that ^he could easily believe the rest. j The major left her for a raa- • ment to talk wilh one of the pilots. I When he returned to Belh's side, he asked, "How did you make out j last night!" "Comfortably." i He laughed. i "There was some doubt that you Jvould." "Anyone who had any doubts ttidn'l know very much about the WAACs,".she reriUed. . . They walked along the sand. She watched the sea, and noticed that even now Ihe island was shrinking with each successive orfrush of the ocean. She tried to estimate how long this bit of sand was, and guessed two miles; yet it was so flat that an accurate estimate was impossible, and the sand was packed so lightly it could have been used as an automobile speedway just as success•fully as it was being used as a landing field. 'As they strolled along -the peaceful shore, under a sky ot brilliant bine, Beth felt strangely at peace wilh Ihe world. : She closed,'.her eyes and found it easy to imagine that she''was at home, enjoying a pleasant holiday wilh n friend whose only concerns were Ihe every-day problems of small-town life. *T wish we could stay here forever," Beth said, softly. Brit Jackson laughed. "You and 1 have work to do," he said. "Important work. This island looks peaceful enough, but you can't forget the, war, no matter ;how much you'd like to." j "I know," Beth answered, , "I'm ready, Major Jackson." They could hear the whirr of the plane's motors as it warmed up for the ,1ake-off. The crew was. i warming'over the big ship, checking every detail for the important flight ahead. Steadily, they ; moved away from the landing place. Before long (hey would be alone. Beth wondered what Brit Jackson had to say. She had been too excited, loo thrilled by prospects of her overseas duty, to give much thought |o her assignment. Major Jackson was silent, phrasing t s time you know what you wore goingto do, Lieutenant, Major Jackson had said. "You are my one-man ; stalt, if you don't mine! my catling you a man. You are to help make sure there are no leaks of information concerning our .island." ' =• his mind the worts he bad | o sny. , as a ,mio more area and con- sidcrabjy more contours and vegetation—and some of it stays above water even al high tide. It. is a very important, island already, 1 and we liope it will be even more : important as Ihe w.-ir continues.! Meanwhile il is our task—among! other things—to gel a balloon barrage flying so thai our further, operations will be protected fronv enemy air attack. You know, like; the nil-plane factory al South-' ainplon was protected." ; She knew what Major Jackson referred to. kiiic batl never been wilh barrage balloon troops, but 1 she had read in newspapers and 1 magazines about the barrage over Southampton, and how it kept the Spitfire factory running almost without interruption. • "Your start role," the maJ9r con- limtccl, "has been designed for' your peculiar abilities." There' '. was a truce of good-ltumorecTsar- ' casm in his voice. "I am told your: women are finite intuitive. You' will need alt your, intuition out hero. You are to help men, among other things, make sure there are no leaks o£ information concern-: ing our island." '. "Arc any leaks suspected?" : "I am sorry to say there are/ You needn't ask me any more.: They just arc—not that anything' actually has slipped. We're just suspicious without being able to suspect any individual." . The plane was ready lo go. ' "We'd belter gel on," the major' said. "You know, we're just pas-' : scngcrs. By (he way, if those Air Corps men hid us, we'll just have lo fake it—the Air Corps looks- down on everybody, and I know; how they feel. I was a flyer.oncej myself." His face was grave.-'.'l' could stilt fly, if I bad to—but Uncle Sam doesn't believe il. Uh- 1 . clc says my capillaries won't fake combat." ' . ; The Forlrcss took off. Hour after! hour passed, until il was lale aft-! crnoon. Suddenly Major Jackson' shook Bcth's shoulder. : - ; "r.ieulenant Carter," he said,' liis mouth close to her ear. "A: pair of Jap fighter planes has been' sighted off our left wing." (To Be Continued) : JACKSON smoked until his cigarot was nothing but a menace to his fingertips. Then he tore the butt aparl and tossed (he tobacco mid (he tiny rollcd-up wad ot paper to the wind, which was blowing freely and steadily. "It's time you knew what you were going to do, Lieutenant," Major J:ickson said. They were, out of earshot of the crew now. The major stopped, and so did she, and lie turned toward her. She looked at him. It was the first time she had realized how young and handsome he wns. It was iilso the first time she had noticed his insignia. Noticing it, she: was amused at how wrong she had been in jumping at conclusions. She had supposed lie was an Air Corps officer, and i>er- haps a full JO years older than Ihe just-under-30 he appeared lo be. Actually, he wore the crossed cannon with shell superimposed which denote the Coast Artillery Corps. * * * JJETH noticed (hat Brit Jackson was scrutinizing her very closely, too; and she sensed lhal the view, was not unpleasant to him. , • , . "It's time you knew," he began again. "Lieutenant, you are my one-man staff, if you don't mind my calling yon a man. That's xvhat you are, for the purpose of defending the nation. You are the one-man staff of the commanding officer—I am he—of a Coast Artillery Barrage Balloon baflnlion. Our battalion is somewhere off there—even now 1 shan't tell you exactly where, and that is not because I don't trust you." He waved his hand a third of the way around the horizon. 'The battalion is tin nn island much like this, only (he island _ l ^!?^^^^TOR,^r ftW sru6pPLE7f SoVDoI£7~ , HOW 14 T SUGGEST A i6UT I'M 6TANp- I ,.,.ze /JGF\Nee=,GR.EEM\ ING BACK. I THIS Gf*t SO'6 LIVING W —THKT'S DEL-J HERE LIKE A ROOM?-~VT'6sool.D-\ IC/XTC, OOT- /THETO\WM & ""•"• Motive r \MOULWT } OO.ORSV AMD taking Irss'm.s jiisl Ihe I ' . J ' .-T |ii\U. STOKV The .*:ir.n of Georgia Carroll be-1 fore rhe,.jiincil Kay Kyscr's or- 'clicslra ft inilc a clory, loo. Two yrars n'M n:; a lop Nnw y ork nfortol. HiB was bivH-M to llolly- tt-orct lo nl»|« u«|sj- Nfae hi Hie lihn version O l (ho rnrlnon strip "The producer tcok une ioak at nie and s;ii:l Dianks and gooclby. Thry didn't((.icaha-," M\ys • Gcor- sla', "I was .^o lall (five feel, eight). 1 \\-fis Ijillci' (linn t.litie Abiier" Georgia in.-iy be lall. unt s h e ' s l.MlUifiil.r'nvo weeks Inter she had no trouble Innding a conlrncl al Ihe Wnrncr Bros, .studio. "And \vjint » mi.sinke that was" she snys.'-For a year I did nothing except.-iniblicilv slimls." After a-year at Warner's. Geor- cfa was released and went lo M-G-M for n ample of pictures "BiiBai-ry Wns a r., 3 cly" nnrt "Ctrl- Crazy." Then -she started going along on cnm;i ..| 10 «- s , v nj, Kfty Kyscr and the other film (-.layers ' «lic wore !.!-,ni-|s ntul just stood on Ihe f\n-,c and Irakcd hcatillfiil. And ,then came that bus ride i home." '• * * Georgia Carroll is (he daughter of n Texas sheep raiser. Six years ago'she srnriiiatcrl from high school and went lo \voik as n model In a Dallas department store One day Artist McClelland Barclay visited the store and picked licr ns (he ideal masaanc cover girl. "That did it," say,s Georgia. "The noxl simmicr I talked my mother and aunt into taking a vacation to New York. I didn't know anyone In New York and so I nn- swcrcrt an ad for" models in one of the newspapers. But, il was a ulghl club, and they wanted showgirls, not models. When someone asked me it I had any scars on my stomach, I knew It was lime (n leave." So Georgia left, and ivcnl lo (he John Powers model agency, and yot a job. and it wasnl' long before she, IjecaniL- cue ot Anu-tica 1 .-: toremosl mngsuiu-: cover ?irK And (hen Hollywood beckoned. Hut. pood things didn't ilarl happrnciifi to Georgia Carroll unit! she sang "As Time Goes By" pn a bus at -I o'clock in the morn- Ing. Demonstration Club Newa Notes \Micn ihe shady lane Home Demons!ration Club mel on May 5 nt Ihe home of Mrs. J. T. Hipp, n demomtrntion on the making of strawberry preserves nnrt thrift' garments wn.i given to the 16 prc.s- j cnl by Ihe hostess ' Swearengen & Co. COTTON BROKKRS Bljth«ille, Ark. Wiv'^rrfr"'' 1 !" 1 '" IhC A1n1c ™ ;m D " ri »« !>«= social 1-uur the liost- H O McHffevM« VC H X "' eSS >M;rV1;<! lln '"«=-"mdc strawberry il. L>. MOIMMCJ. M.S. Hipp nave ice crciiiu nnd cake the devotional atlcr which (he res- I The next meeting w jn bQ held uhir business meeting was held. Jinio n at lh e ho me ol Mrs M rrv Plans were macj ;<:,• n,e play iUcliaffcy ° loiirnanunt. and lur MM viug al the I J . UBO on May TO ^ , — f We Buy McFadden & Bros, ftg'cy. Over Uurum's l)rn ? NU, ra ]>. o . I(o\ 2IS. Illj-ihcvillc. Ark. K. C. PATTON ,-hcn, M i 2 EAKER L. WILSON L For Light, Fluffy BISCUITS Insist On SHIBLEY'S Best Flour Your Grocer Has It! WAR BONDS & STAMPS Are Your Best Biiy!

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