The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 30, 1943 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, June 30, 1943
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fAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS JVEDiNESPAY, JUNE 30, 1043 * J Tins COURBR NIWS CO. 'H. W. HAINK, Publisher BAMUKL F. MORRIS, Editor A. GATENS, Advertising Uin«er Boto N«Uontl Adrertiifag RepretenUUwr . WtUtce Wltoer Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. : - ,"puhll«h*d'Jtvtry Afternoon Except Bunda; Bkt«nd,M second class matter it the post- •ithee m-Bljjhevill*,- Arkan*«a, under act of Con», 1917. BATES By* "carrier In the city of Blythevllle, 20c per week,'or 85c per month. .;'.'• By mail, »ithin a radius of 50 miles, $1.00 per Jeai, 12.00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; by.,mail outiide so mile tone (10.00 per year payable in advance. Ttt&lPresident's Soluiwn Immediate '• reaction lo President Kaosevelt's . idea for handling war strikes' is favorable. Almost everybody agrees that if lie had statutory power lo draft striking mine workers—Hie coal, miners, lo be specific, but also anybody else who placed selfish inter- estsahead of ..winning Ihe war—such interruptions could be handled efl'ective- i ly and expeditious!) 1 . 1 'Attempts have been made already to I-.use Ihe draft as a club against strikers. They have come to little. Thai ' might be, in part, because everybody realized that such use of the draft • .was a perversion of its intent and pur- i pose, and weakened public acceptance . of a war instrumentality that should be.'kept. 104 per cent objective, j If Congress, upon consideration, with I approval of the people, upon request j of the..President, were to extend the I draft to cover such use, the situation V couj.d,, b.el entirely different. Yes—but there are bills. •\Such a bill should be perfectly frank j and ,open. 11 should not masquerade as-either a military draft measure or as a general selective labor bill unless, indeed, .the administration has waked up to the f need for some overall manpower control. .,.. - * *..•-.*. Assuming that Mr; .Roosevelt has in mind what he says, a • weapon against crippling • war -strikes, then the bill should be so drafted that the specific men who are striking against our armed forces would-be put back i into: the. jbbs from which they have'struck, and so'thaTthe whole business will be frank and Oh the level. If this is done, the weapon won't have lo be used more than once or twice.; -• ' The proposal is harsh, unpalatable mechcme, and it is safe to say that no- body''realizes this more than the President Tlial he has been driven to make it gives evidence how outraged he is by what has happened in the coal fields, and also evidences his appreciation of the general public outrage. At last, in time of crisis, Mr. Roosevelt l(as Ibcen driven to the position taken mfl're 'than two decades ago by another man \\lio later became president— r a, man 'whom many have regard- v ed aif,tim6roufV It'v.'as'the lale Calvin Coolidge_vho said: "There is no right lo strike against Ihe public safely by .anybody, anywhere,-at any time." what you did?" . , There were, of-course, several answers that could have been given, in tolerance and good humor, by the man who gave up a mighty throne for love. The one he chose seems to us to be unexceptionable. "It is personal, isn't it? That's in the past.' It's a IOIIK time ago. You will forgive me for refusing lo go into that?" enmty The Buick company is making aviation engines generate some 00 per cent of the electricity needed to make other airplane engines, by ulili/iiiK the power that otherwise would be wasted during grueling test runs. The Dodge company is planning to do the same thing in its Chicago plant. Buick estimates that in this way 67 per cent of the power is recovered from gasoline used in testing. Presumably this also will hold for Dodge. Testing goes on 24 hours a day. ICach engine runs for about seven and a half hours. The savings arc obvious. . The ingenuity involved is commendable. It is an example of the spirit in which American industry has whipped shortages so as to whip the Axis. A Peek Into the Future Stephan Must Hang .Nobody ever win <|iiestion that Max Stepiiiiti, Detroit resliuiniteur, was .given the benefit of every legal recourse after lie was convicted of treason for sheltering an escaped Niiv.i flyer. The entire judicial hierarchy has looked over the case. It Iws been piit up to the Supremo Court Ihrec times. Now Steplian must haiig. He was entitled to tilili/c all the machinery of linv; Hint is a basic tlilYcrencp between the country lie betrayed and the one for which be sold his soul. Being guilty beyond all doubt, be deserves no pity. "Our new neighbor seems to be having a terrible time— won't you run over and help him get ; his car started?" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By WIUl*m Ferguson Personal Mailer Breeding does show. It showed to advantage when jhc Dulce of Windsor, . one-time ruler over the world's greatest empire, was asked apologetically but firmly by a newspaperman: "You mentioned being King a few minutes ago; have you any regrets for • SO THEY SAY The hour Is not far oil when our great fatherland will nguln breathe freely. The Russian people no longer stand nloiic lu this deadly struggle. Ueside them arc the soldiers ol our • Allies.—Moscow radio. . .'-,... » *. * It is the simple truth that without Riwln lo tilri us in Hie wiir, we would have been in desperate jeopardy.—Joseph E. Davics, former am- bussador to Russia. • • « The conditions under which our children's children will live may depend upon what we (to now.—Gen. George C. Marshall. • » • Tn our first full year of war, the American civilians ale more food than in any other year in our history, except 1941.—War Food Administrator Chester Davis. • * « Hitler is titling on the fence, wondering what , • to do and when, hoping somebody will give him a lead.—OWl IJlrector Elmer Duvis. * ' »«.»:;. : Hcgardtcis of the Importance ol preparing now lo meet the problems of the post-war period, we cannot afford lo forget for a moment that we arc still engaged In a grim all-out war. —Governors' Conference report, » • ' • There must be a deep understanding of Ilic ills which nltlict our world, a right evaluation of the problems of nations and peoples, a frank admission of past mistakes, a willingness to sac- flce seeming national advantage beyond even the limils of justice.—Most ncv. Samuel A. Stritch, archbishop of Chicago. • • • Her victories and occupations of territories have made Japan Ihe potential strongest power on cnrdi.—Joseph C. Grew, former ambassador lo Tokyo. * * * Vcur adversary may be hammered lo his knees by bombing, but he will recover unless the knockout blow is delivered by Ihe ground army.—Gen. George C. Marshall. PELICANS WHITE 'ON ANAHO ISLAND NeVADA'S LAKE PYRAMID CONSUME ROOKERY IN THE UNITED STATES HAS BEEN AT WAR- COUNTING INDIAN WARS WITH VARIOUS TRIBAL NATIOMS. •A WOMAN REDUCING FORMER. HEALTH HAS EVERYTHIN&TO GAIN AND NOTHING TO LOSE," A\RS. ALICE NISBEi; NEXT: Is l sleepwalker asleep? As wo .said, Constance will make her film debut with'.very little acting to do ill "Up in Anns." And she holies Papa Goldwyn is right when he says everything will be all right in technicolor. NOTICK OF GRANTING OF LKIUO'K FEEtMIT Notice Is hereby given Hint the Commissioner ot Revenues of the State ol Arkansas has issued a permit, No. 275, to E. C. Williams (Armorel Drug Co.) to sell and dispense vinous or spirituous liquors Tor beverage at retail on the premises 'described as 2 Main St., Ar- mrirel, Arkansas. This permit issued on the 30lli day of June, 1943 and expires on the 30th day of June, 1<M1 E. C. WILLIAMS Permittee. 0/30-7/7-^3 MIND YOUR MANNERS •• M. MM- » •. •«*. •»*. hey like? What would you do if— You wish lo be cordial and Iricndly to a newcomer lo town- fa) Say. "Come and see me one of these days"? (b) Kay, "Can you come by for cup of tea Wednesday afternoon"? Ausu'ers 1. No. 2. No. 3. Yes. For a child left out of a parly is likely to be hurt. 4. Yes. 5. There should be games planned. Heller "What Would You Do" solution— (bt. A newcomer isn't likely lo lake you up on your in- vitalion to drop in some time. It is too vague. 'Oldest roliccwuman,' 80 LA MESA, Cnl. fU.P.)—Mrs. Arvila Tlcckman, aged 80, believed to be the olchst policewoman in California, recently celebrated her 22nd yea: in that capacity, city officials participating. Previously ' she had been a school teacher and was the widow of a railway engineer. In Hollywood BY ERSK1NK JOHNSON NKA Staff Correspondent •Miss Constance Dowllng, recently of New York and now of Hollywood, Is n little confused. SO am I. But. rnpa Goldwyn says everything Is going lo be nil right— In lechnicolor.' Blond, lovely and 21, Conslance is Producer Samuel Ooldwyn's Inl-! cst discovery. She's being bally-' hooed ns a triple-threat girl by Mr. GoUhvyn's press agcnls— "she can sing, she can dance and she can act." But In her first picture. "Up in Arms," Constance Dowling. (he Irlple-lhrcat girl, will not sng. She will nol dance, and she will not acl. The reason for her confusion "It's really -not much oi a role," she explains. "I'm the romantic feminine lead. Bui Iherc's really very llltlc acting to do. Dinnh Shore (toes'all the singing. Danny Kayc docs the riancini;, U.ina Andrews a(id I have a little romance but it docsn'l amount lo much." "Iliil, that .scieen lest we saw." we said. "You're a very fine ac- Out Our Way B y J. {{. Williams Our Boarding House with Major Hoo'ple ^BliilSJilllMffliiJii' '• \Hlli l:l'ii : JV * i 1 A jr.. MUOT S'OO LEiWE US, FiVTHER?-- EGIM3.' I400PLE BE WELL ine OLD CRICKET.' HE'S i\ CHCV.MP AT A850R8IN& TUt M&30R'S OH, WIL-UAV CAW YA..COME. OUT AND PLAY? It-i CU|Ci\&O -<-"- HE DRIFTS ABOUT CASUALLN gfvVPTN C£\K!O ' ^'-^i-v,v.j-'s.-. ;,*•'_«.».._ ' iSr^ajw'V-*"- •S*r^;:' %>V ; : v'/' : ^^ > ~ •" *-•*.-.-" ress. "I know," she said. "I went to Mr. Goldwyn and told him I was a little confused. The build-im and everything. Dnl lie said not to worry. It's A charming simple role, he said. He lold me, 'We'll let l!\e public discover you inslcad ot pushing yon down their throats.' And don't forget, he said, the picture is in lechnicolor. 'You will be beautiful iii technicolor. Everything is going to be all right.'" SUIIKIHM.UI) FOR SUCCESS Samuel Goldwyii may be right about leliiug the public discover her In a small role, and then starring her, if she clicks, in a good meaty dramatic part. As a mailer of fact, Goldwyn Ihinks so much jf her ability he is considering her for a re-make of "The Dark Angel." Constance Howling got to Hollywood the hard way, working first is a chorus eM at the Paradise light club in New York, In the .Al Jolson show, "Hold On to Your Hals." as understudy for Virginia Field and Phyllis Brooks in "Panama Hattie" and as an ushercllc. "I had been studying dramatics .it Warileigli Hish School and taking dancing lessons on the side." ;hc said, "t was determined the jhcaler was for me. 1 went lo Ihe .'aradisc, lied about my age and got i job us a chorus girl to pay for norc dramatic lessons." Constance know her mother would not approve of the Paradise, o she built U]> an elaborate' slory .ilroul working nights as a telephone operator. The hoax worked for almost a year until a friend of her mother's happened to look up from his salad at Ihe club one night an.-l (litre was Constance- giv- iny with all her iniulU on th 1 ? dance tlcor. Thai ended her night chib career. WOKE \VAI.K-OXS Next, sin; went lo work us an uslicrelte al Ihe nelnsco theater in New York, When Irvvin Shaw produced "Quiet Cily." he gave her a walk-on role. But Ihe play folded In two weeks. Then she did a walk-on and undcr-sludicd Joan Tet;:el In "Lillian!." relumed lo the chorus In She Jolson show, did a couple of other dniinalic walk-ons in flop plays and then allraclcd the altenllon of Goldwyn's New Yptk scoi;ts. and won a (Urn con- Iract, in Ihe American Actors' Company experimental play. "Only Ihe Ilcnvl," ni, the Provlncctown llieater. Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, Ihen checkin against Ihe authoritative answers below: ... 1. If you are sealed in a restaurant and a woman in uniform comes in is it all right lo turn and look * her over if you have never hap-I twncd lo see lhat particular uniform before? 2. Should strangers feel thai they have a right lo start talking to a girl simply because she nap- pens to be in uniform? 3. If you give a parly for a small child Is it best to include all of Ihe children in his age group who happen lo live in the neighborhood. 4. Should the refreshments at a party for small children be so simple there is no danger ot giving any of them a food they wouldn't be allowed lo cat at home? 5. Shoud Ihcrc be games planned for a children;: party or should hey be turned loose to amuse themselves and to play whatever Decatur, 111., is known as ".soybean capital of the world." Ihe Monthly Plane Production 7000 0.5!" 6000 5000 4000 Britain 3000 i ^ : .. Russia :2000 Germany^ 1000 ^^^^^^^^ Italy, ^Y !•«• opon l»- *• »• @ Chart shows how U. S. out-. distances all other nations, both. Billed and axis, in production of aircraft. Potatoes sink in water, but apples, oranges and onions float. The moons surface extends 13,- G57,OliO square miles. Fully Guaranteed If every sack of our flour is nn( SATIS FACTORY IN EVERY- WAY-r-just return the sack to your grocer and your money will be refunded. SHIBLEY's BEST FLOUR WOMEN WONT TALK 8Y'RENE .RYERSON MART, COPYRIGHT.* IBorN POISONED COCKTAIL I CHAPTER XXV TTATI1Y had regained her impu- dencc, thank heavens'. She blew a smoke ring al the ceiling and invitingly palled the bed on which she sat. "You don't need lo he afraid.." she assured us flippantly. "There's no bugs. This is a swell jail. Now when I was in jail in Los Angeles—" "What was it for that lime?" Clint Mallison drawled, trying to maicli her mood. "For kissing a cop," Kathy lold him. "They should have kept you in jail,' 1 Mallison declared. "I don't approve of indiscriminale kissing." "Oh, you don't—" Kathy taunted. "No. I believe in saving Ihem all for Ihe one and only when he comes along." "That's old-fashioned," Kallij objected. "I'm old-fasliioncd," Matlisoi told her. "I'll probably be a Simon Lcgrcc if I ever have a wife. I'll beat her if she cvei looks at another man." "I lliink I'd like thai," Kalb; said. The nialion came then and salt our lime was up. 1 went on oul inlo the corridor but Matlison hung back for a mo incut. 1 wondered if he had nerv enough lo kiss her before Ih matron. I noliced a crooked dasl of lipstick on liis inoulh as w went oulside, so I guess he had. * * * ATATTISON jerked the coup away from the curb, made U-lurn in Ihe middle of Ihe slrcc and jcl out for Krafklower al furious speed. Al the house lie brought the ca to a qiuct slop and helped me ou I thought I owed him something so I asked him in fc;- a cocklai me I felt a little chill creep up y back. Efe accepted ray invitation so icre wasn't anything I could do ut lurn and lead the way into living room. The house, I! oticccl, seemed singularly quiet or the middle of Ihe day. Connie, s I learned later, had put Walter 0 bed and Was standing guard vcr him lo see that no one dis- urbed mm. To keep things quiet or him, she had John take Miss e and Ihe twins across the lake or a picnic luncheon, and Clara nd Sarah were busy in the laua- ry room with a belated week's vash. I started toward the bell cord to ummon Clara. All at once Matlison was beside no. "Don't bother the servants," c said amiably. "I'll mix the Irinks." He escorted me to a seat and vailed until I was comfortably ettled before he busied himself it Ihe liquor cabinet with bollles mrt glasses. There was something vrong with the picture but I didn'l know what — until he • turner around. Then I saw thai he hac ixed only one cocklail, and (hat he carried it with his handkerchief wrapped around the stem o the glass. He walked over and closed the living room door, Iher lie came toward me. "Aren't you drinking?" I asked and something caught my voice ii my throat so that it came ou ragged and thin. He smiled down at me. "No— not this time." I had often wondered what kln< of. a person a murderer was—wha he looked like. Now I knew, was looking at one. Maltison' ayes had become mere slits aiv his check bones stood out-bars' and ugly from the angle where saw Ihem. In one of his temple a swollen vein throbbed fever ishly. "There's poison in (his cock tail." From liis tone he might hav Ci T COULDN'T have screamed if I had wanted \o, and anyway it wouldn't have done any good, for I was as isolated in the living room of my home with that heavy oor shut as if I had been alone ith that madman on a desert land. "What are you going to do?" "Make you drink it! That is, fler you have written and signed confession. Murderess commits uicide after visiting granddaugh- er in jail—apparently overcome ith remorse. Finishes the case P just fine and dandy, doesn't it?" "And then you'll—you'll marry Cathy?" Yes." He set the cocklail glass own on u bookcase just out ol ly reach. I watched him, fasci- aled. I could see it as clearly as h» "id. Just the one cocktail glass nd my fingerprints on it, and my igned confession.. It was perfect II right. He had taken a notebook and >en from his pockef. He forced hem into my hands. "Write— vrite what I say." Of course f struggled, but his big lands were around my throat by '.hat time, cutting of! my breath, tie began lo dictate: "I, Marthe Kraik, do hereby confess that I shot and killed 3erck Grady because he was Blackmailing my granddaughter. It was I noticed his eyes, been discussing the weather. _. Ilchind his narrowed lids they you don't need to be afraid—it were gleaming, and for t!:e'first'quick and painless." Her confession to Ihe crime is 'also. She did it to save me. God forgive me. Signed: Marthe Kraik." I wrote all right—wrote desperately, not waiting to cross my t's or dot my i's. Wrote as if my lite depended on it, as indeed it did. My eyeballs ached arid there were flashes of white light before Ihem as I finished. The pen fell from my fingers. Clint Mattison released the pressure on lily tin oat a little as he leaned forward to read what I had written. I heard him suck in his breath. With all his cleverness he hadn't guessed! . (To B« Concluded) .,

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